Bush Presidential Slide Show Highlights His Favorite Trip and Legacy in Africa

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorePresident Bush highlighted the successes of his mostly-compassionate African policies while on a recent 5-nation tour there, from a quadrupling of U.S. humanitarian aid since he took office to his programs that fight AIDS and malaria.He and his wife Laura visited a sub-Saharan US-built hospital that has saved thousands of lives and a factory that facilitates the new program in Tanzania to distribute — in partnership with the World Bank — 5 million bed nets providing every child in the country up to the age of five with protection from the deadly Malaria mosquito virus.“Americans should feel proud, mighty proud, of the work we are doing in Africa,” he said during a recap of the trip which included a presidential slide show. “Without a doubt, this was the most exciting, exhilarating, uplifting trip I’ve taken since I’ve been the president,” Bush told hundreds assembled at the event for an African development foundation. He called U.S. aid to Africa an act of self-interest, citing the desperation that might otherwise fuel extremist attacks.250,000 African men, women and children now receive lifesaving HIV anti-viral drugs — up from 800 four years ago — thanks largely to the plan Bush launched in 2003. One of his most widely praised foreign-policy initiatives, rock star Bono said it “turned the fate of the continent around”.Bush urged lawmakers to quickly approve his new proposal to double America’s donation to the Global HIV/AIDS fight, from 15 billion dollars over five years to 30 billion.While on tour, the president and Laura Bush danced with locals (watch video below).AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

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Cheap Cervical Cancer Test is Boost for Poor Countries

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreA simple and affordable test for cervical cancer, designed for countries that don’t have the money for expensive labs, could strike a massive blow against the disease called the “silent killer” of women, doctors said on Sunday. In rural China the test was 90% effective. We are sorry. The content item you requested needs to be replaced since the sydicator has abruptly ended this news service. The Good News Network is committed to finding another version of this news story elsewhere and adding the replacement link by mid-January, 2009. Please check back!AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

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Pizza Man Lifts President Obama Off The Ground in Bear Hug

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorePresident Obama got a lift in Fort Pierce, Florida recently by a pizzeria owner who can bench-press 350 pounds and was really happy to see him.Even though the business owner is a registered Republican, he said he was swept away by Obama’s enthusiasm — and he swept the President off his feet in a huge bear hug.WATCH the video, from YouTube…AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img

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Taylor Swift Surprises Hospice Cancer Teen, Visits Her for Christmas (LOOK)

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreSaturday was a fairy tale for a teen battling cancer.“Suddenly the most amazing miracle happens,” Delaney Clements wrote on her Instagram page. “Taylor Swift walked into my bedroom and spent the afternoon with me just talking and hanging!!!!” Wendy Campbell had launched a social media campaign — #taylormeetdelaney — to encourage the superstar to visit her daughter.RELATED:  Taylor Swift’s $50K Donation to Sick Girl Causes GoFundMe to Raise Limits“Thank you, Taylor Swift for the best Christmas present ever,” Wendy wrote on her Facebook page after the visit.Photos: Wendy Campbell, FacebookBe Fearless, Share This With Your Friends…AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore Her mother, Wendy Campbell, snapped the first of several pictures of a tearful Delany hugging the singer sensation from her bed.WANT MORE HAPPY NEWS? …GET OUR GOOD NEWS APP—>  Download FREE for Android and iOSDelaney was first diagnosed with neuroblastoma in 2010, when she was just eight-years-old.last_img read more

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Principal Rewards Students’ Good Grades w/ Cash and Letterman Jackets

first_img The Tragedy Of Stephen Colbert Just Gets Sadder And Sadder <footer> The CDC Has A Vital New Warning About Moderna’s COVID Vaccine AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore<p>&nbsp;</p><p>Money may not be able to buy happiness, but it may earn students&#8217; attention in the classroom.</p><p>Principal Harold Clay at the Edna Karr High School in <a href=”https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/tag/new-orleans/” target=”_blank”>New Orleans</a> has a keen motivator up his sleeve, as he pays cold hard cash to his students for their good grades.</p><p>He believes if teens start to look at participating in academics as a sport, they&#8217;ll be more eager to excel, which is why he gives Letterman jackets to reward academic achievement</p><p><strong>WATCH</strong>: <a title=”Principal Surprises Student With Star Wars Squad and New 3D Arm (WATCH)” href=”https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/principal-surprises-student-with-star-wars-squad-delivering-prosthetic/” rel=”bookmark”>Principal Surprises Student With Star Wars Squad and New 3D Arm</a></p><p><div style=”margin: 2px 20px 2px 2px; float: left”><script async src=”//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js”></script><!– bigger square –><ins class=”adsbygoogle” style=”display:inline-block;width:300px;height:250px” data-ad-client=”ca-pub-8420654331411867″ data-ad-slot=”1313712966″></ins><script>(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});</script></div>On Friday, Clay awarded $100 bills to 33 students who had grade point averages of 4.0, and nearly 400 varsity sport jackets for <a href=”https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/tag/teens/” target=”_blank”>teens</a> with a 3.5 GPA, or higher.</p><p>Judging by the proud smiles of the recipients, the tactic has worked wonders.</p><p><strong>MORE</strong>: <a title=”Quiet Time Program Brings Radical Improvement To Schools Worldwide” href=”https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/quiet-time-program-brings-radical-changes-in-schools/” rel=”bookmark”>Quiet Time Program Brings Radical Improvement To Schools Worldwide</a></p><p>“If you work hard in the class room someone is going to take notice, someone’s going to take heed of what you’re doing,” said Karr senior Korey Finnie to WWL-TV.</p><p>(<strong>WATCH</strong> the video above from WWL News) &#8211;<strong> SHARE With Educators&#8230;<br /></strong></p><!– AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on the_content –><!– AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on the_content –><!– AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on the_content –><!– AddThis Share Buttons above via filter on the_content –><!– AddThis Share Buttons below via filter on the_content –><div class=”at-below-post addthis_tool” data-url=”https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/new-orleans-principal-rewards-students-good-grades-with-cash/”></div><!– AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on the_content –> </div> From the WebSponsored by ZergNet TAGSMoneyEducationSchoolsNew OrleansTeensHigh School Giada De Laurentiis’ Favorite Childhood Food May Surprise You Start Sleeping Naked And This Is What You’ll Notice Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment. <div class=”gnn-aweber-post-footer” data-nosnippet=”true”> <!– AWeber Web Form Generator 3.0.1 –><form method=”post” class=”af-form-wrapper” accept-charset=”UTF-8″ action=”https://www.aweber.com/scripts/addlead.pl”><div style=”display: none;”><input type=”hidden” name=”meta_web_form_id” value=”1630369384″ /><input type=”hidden” name=”meta_split_id” value=”” /><input type=”hidden” name=”listname” value=”gnn-newsletter”/><input type=”hidden” name=”redirect” value=”https://www.aweber.com/thankyou-coi.htm?m=text” id=”redirect_f98bc215349e3d9153c7e7153d4227a2″ /> <input type=”hidden” name=”meta_adtracking” value=”Morning_Jolt_-_Single_Post_Horizontal” /> <input type=”hidden” name=”meta_message” value=”1″/> <input type=”hidden” name=”meta_required” value=”email”/> <input type=”hidden” name=”meta_tooltip” value=””/></div><div id=”af-form-790813099gnnfoot” class=”af-form”> <div id=”” class=”af-body af-standards p-rel”> <div class=”left-img-aweb”> <div class=”mw-25 d-inline-block pull-left”> <img src=”https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/coffee-cup-200.png” alt=”Coffee Cup” style=”max-width:100%;”/> </div> </div> <div class=”w-75 pull-left p-rel”> <div class=”w-100″> <p><span style=”font-size: 24px;line-height: 34px;color: #76b5ed;”><strong>Want A Morning Jolt of Good News?</strong></span></p> </div> <div class=”w-50 d-inline-block pull-left”> <div class=”af-textWrap”> <input class=”w-100″ style=”margin-top: 4px” id=”awf_field-94632932″ type=”text” name=”email” placeholder=”Email” value=”” tabindex=”500″ onfocus=” if (this.value == ”) { this.value = ”; 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UPDATE: Sheriff Adopts the Dog That Was Chained to Porch in Rising Floodwaters

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreA dog rescued from rising flood waters has a new home with the Texas sheriff that has been saving the animals, lives and property throughout his Houston jurisdiction.A news crew spotted the dog chained to a porch during flooding last week. They jumped into waist-deep water to pull it to safety and took it, along with five other dogs they rescued, to the local humane society.WATCH: Dog Wearing Life Jacket is Found Adrift in Vast Gulf of MexicoFort Bend County Sheriff Troy Nehls, who was with the KPRC news anchor and photographer at the time decided to adopt her.“I am happy to say the only water this girl will be in now is the swimming pool in my backyard!” Sheriff Nehls wrote on Facebook. “We picked her up today from the Houston Humane Society.”“Welcome to the family!” he exclaimed.Photo: Sheriff Troy Nehls, FacebookSHARE the Fabulous Update with Your Friends…AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

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Engineered Bacteria Uses Sunlight to Turn CO2 Emissions into Methane

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreScientists have engineered a bacterium that can take carbon dioxide from the air and turn it into fuel in a single enzymatic step.The process draws on sunlight to produce methane and hydrogen inside the bacterium Rhodopseudomonas palustris, in essence reversing combustion. These engineered bacteria could guide scientists toward better carbon-neutral biofuels. Researchers published their results yesterday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.Co-author Caroline Harwood, a professor of microbiology at the University of Washington, said the report blossomed from her work studying an enzyme called nitrogenase.RELATED: In Historic Turn, Global Economy Grows While CO2 Emissions Stay Same“We’re really interested in the enzyme nitrogenase because it does a phenomenally difficult reaction,” she said.In nature, the enzyme serves as a catalyst to help certain bacteria turn inert atmospheric nitrogen gas into reactive ammonia in a process called nitrogen reduction, or nitrogen fixation. The enzyme uses adenosine triphosphate (ATP), a compound that serves as an energy currency in cells.Without the enzyme, the nitrogen reduction reaction has a huge energy barrier and rarely occurs on its own.MORE: Gardening Giant Ortho to Drop Chemicals Linked to Bee DeathsResearchers wondered if they could tweak nitrogenase to work with other stable and inert molecules. “It’s been sort of recently appreciated that this enzyme is kind of promiscuous and can do other reactions, as well, only not as efficiently,” Harwood said.Some of her collaborators managed to isolate and alter nitrogenase to use the most oxidized form of carbon, carbon dioxide, as its starting material and produce the most reduced form of carbon — methane. But this modified enzyme was tediously produced in test tubes at small scales, which isn’t good enough for a process that might one day produce industrial quantities of biofuels.CHECK OUT: Honey Nut Cheerios Gives Back to Bees, Planting 3,300 Acres of Habitat“We wanted to see if we could get an actual living organism to do this conversion,” Harwood said.The team prepared a version of the R. palustris bacterium that was modified to crank out the engineered nitrogenase at full blast. In its natural state, the bacterium absorbs sunlight to produce ATP, so light helped generate the energy to power the enzyme in the modified cells.The researchers found that the modified nitrogenase could no longer fix nitrogen, but it could produce methane and hydrogen when the bacteria were illuminated.However, the new nitrogenase isn’t anywhere near as efficient at producing methane from carbon dioxide as it is at making ammonia from nitrogen gas. “The normal enzyme makes about two hydrogens for every [molecule of] ammonia,” Harwood said. “The altered enzyme makes a thousand hydrogens for every molecule of methane.”MORE: World’s Largest Vertical Farm Near NYC Uses 95% Less Water and No PesticidesDaniel Lessner, an associate professor in the department of biological sciences at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, who was not involved in the study, said the findings chalk out a clearer pathway to produce methane, the major component of natural gas, from living organisms.“It’s exciting,” he said of the new report.Lessner studies a class of bacteria called methanogens that naturally produce methane. However, they use different starting materials, like acetate.“The methanogens require other microbes to provide them with other electron donors,” he said. “What you need then is not just one microorganism but multiple microorganisms.” On the other hand, the new engineered nitrogenase in R. palustris converts carbon dioxide into methane on its own in a single step, simplifying the process. And since it occurs in a living organism, the reaction takes place at ambient temperatures, reducing the energy required to produce a biofuel.RELATED: These Teens Developed a Seed That Can Cleanse Polluted Water“The process that’s naturally occurring is still more efficient, but because of the simplicity of this engineered organism, it would make it easier to manipulate the process,” Lessner said.Harwood said her team is now investigating whether they can tweak the enzyme to improve its efficiency in reducing carbon dioxide, as well as looking for other useful chemicals they could make.Show The Sunny Side: Click To Share – Photo by Jkrebs, CCReprinted with permission from E&E Publishing.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

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Bullying Rates Have Fallen By Half in the Last Decade: Study

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreReports of bullying amongst American students have been on a continuous downturn for the last ten years – and now, they have reached a new low.According to Health Day News, rates of students grade 4 through 12 who were experiencing some form of bullying (e.g. physical, cyber, relational, or verbal bullying) ranged as high as 29% between 2005 and 2014, but that number steadily dropped by roughly 2% every year until it fell below 10%. There was reportedly a 1%-2% drop in students doing the bullying themselves. The study also said that 23% fewer students witnessed bullying while at school.CHECK OUT: Celebrity Responds to Internet Bully by Offering Modeling Gig to Plus Sized WomanThis could be because of proactive campaigns taken by schools and communities to stop and discourage student bullying.“We found that bullying and related behaviors were decreasing, which indicated improvements in student behaviors and school climate,” said study lead author Tracy Evian Waasdorp of Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland.“The good news here is that some of the national attention to this important public health issue appears to be having a positive impact.”Click To Share The News With Your Friends (Photo by Irfe, CC)AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

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Son of Brazilian Immigrants Given Highest U.S. Medal for Bravery

first_imgPresident Donald Trump awarded Bailey the Presidential Medal of Valor for saving dozens of Congressmen, family members, and Congressional staff after an assailant opened fire on a charity baseball game.CHECK OUT: Realizing “American Dream” Made Tears Flow for This Haitian Immigrant CadetDespite being shot in the shoulder during the assault, Bailey is credited for advancing on the attacker without the benefit of cover fire until the man was subdued.President Trump highlighted the brave act by stating: “We are honoring true heroes today. Their efforts saved many lives in Virginia… So, thank you, officers!”President Donald Trump said that though the shooting is a reminder that evil is among us, we must also recognize our heroes willing to fight for the greater good.Most of the Deputies playing in the match, as well as the cops and doctors active for the event, were also in attendance at the White House for the ceremony.(WATCH the video below)Click To Share The Inspiring News With Your FriendsAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreA son of Brazilian immigrants has just been given the highest decoration for bravery exhibited by public safety officers in the United States.David Bailey is a Brazilian-American officer of the Capitol Hill Police Department who was given the Medal of Valor for his bravery during the shooting in Alexandria, Virginia in July. Four other first responders were also honored for their heroic actions.last_img read more

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Abandoned Dog With 6-Pound Tumor Gets Second Chance at Life

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreClyde the dog has spent half of this live dragging around a massive tumor on his chest – but now, thanks to a dedicated team of employees, he has gotten a second chance at life.The shepherd-husky mix was only recently dropped off at the Gallatin County Animal Shelter in Sparta, Kentucky earlier this week. Because his tumor had grown to weigh 6.2 pounds, the owner told veterinary staff to have Clyde euthanized.Instead, shelter workers posted a photo of Clyde on Facebook with a plea for help. Luckily, workers with the Homeless Animals Rescue Team (HART) saw his picture and volunteered to help.WATCH: Dog Chained Up For 15 Years is Finally FreedThe pooch was then taken to the County Animal Hospital in Mason where – after just two hours of surgery – his tumor was successfully removed.HART, which is a 100% volunteer-run nonprofit that saves animals from euthanization and pairs them with foster homes, is currently asking for donations to help finance Clyde’s recovery.Volunteers also say that – despite having to live with the growth for the last six months – Clyde is a happy pup with a heart of gold. Once veterinarians give him a biopsy and make sure the tumor isn’t a sign of cancer, he will be put up for adoption so he can find a loving forever home.Click To Share The Pawesome News With Your Friends (Photo by Gallatin County Animal Shelter)AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

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