Coffee Lovers Relax

Sexism Rampant In Science, Too
The University of California, Davis recently published research that scientific research results have been polluted by the lack of recognition that male and female members of a species may be genetically/physically different. According to the researchers, this fundamental assumption of genetic equality between the sexes has ignored many differences between male and female members of a particular species. In the past, researchers recognized differences in sex organs between males and females. But, the current study found that when researchers primarily used males for analysis, the researchers missed the many physical differences between the sexes. To access the study results of Rock Pigeons study at UC Davis, visit https://www.ucdavis.edu/news/pigeon-study-takes-sexism-science/. On a more personal note, medical research on human heart attacks has focused primarily on male subjects. Thus female heart attack victims face a more difficult disease treatment due to a basic lack on medical knowledge.

California Beachfront Property May Not Be a Good Investment
The Huffpost recently posted a story about climate change that has California beachfront property owners concerned. A California government council recently advised that due to global warming, sea levels may rise as much as 10 feet by the end of the century. A worst case scenario projects that airports in San Francisco and Oakland as well as 42,000 homes will be completely submerged. The agency, California Ocean Protection Council’s advisory team, accepted these higher sea level estimates as the team warned that roads, railroad tracks, bridges, farm land and cities faced serious risks from rising water levels. In addition, Louisiana stands to lose 2,250 miles of shoreline due to rising sea levels. To learn more about this threat, click on http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/california-sea-level-rise_us_59027f0fe4b0bb2d086c5f31. As you drive around with your fossil fuel polluting car, consider the effect of rising sea levels on Long Island, The New Jersey shore and Miami, Florida. Oops! Where did Long Beach Island Go?

New York City Cops Aren’t The Only Law Enforcement People In Trouble
The New York Times recently reported that New York City Corrections Commissioner, Joseph Ponte, was reprimanded for the misuse of city- owned vehicles. It seems that the commissioner who was brought in to correct abuses in city jails, used city vehicles on many trips to Maine on his vacations. In addition to the unauthorized vehicle use, the commissioner also managed to take 90 vacation days so far during his two plus years in New York City. How many vacation days do you get in a year? To read more about this, surf over to https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/28/nyregion/new-york-correction-commissioner-joseph-ponte-reprimand.html. When it comes to New York City law enforcement personnel, it appears difficult to tell the good guys from the criminals.

Coffee Lovers Relax: It’s OK To Drink More Than 4 Cups of Coffee a Day
The International Life Science Institute reviewed 740 studies on the effect of coffee drinking on people. Thankfully, the review indicates that the amount of coffee people drink has little or no adverse affects. Even pregnant women may consume 300mg of caffeine daily safely. The study concluded that children may consume 2.5mg of caffeine daily as well. To learn more about coffee drinking, surf over to http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/drinking-4-coffee-cups-four-no-health-risks-caffeine-safe-life-sciences-institute-ilsi-a7700921.html. Good news.

35 New York Schools Save On Technology Expenses
T/H/E/ Journal recently reported that 35 school districts in the lower Hudson Valley will roll out managed IT services provided by the Lower Hudson Regional Information Center of the Southern Westchester BOCES. The school districts are located in Westchester, Putnam and Rockland Counties served by the Southern Westchester BOCES. This state-aided service lowers local costs and provides needed curriculum support for districts as well as hardware support. Since districts eliminate the necessity of hiring I T curriculum specialists, the programs get more bang for their technology bucks because BOCES personnel services generate extra state aid the following year. To learn more about this program, visit https://thejournal.com/articles/2017/04/24/35-ny-school-districts-adopt-managed-it-services.aspx. Other BOCES regional computer centers should be able to provide similar services for component districts as well. And so it goes.

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