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  • Obama budget reduces border agents overtime pay

    02/16/2011 3:16:55 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 2/16/11 | SUZANNE GAMBOA
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The union that represents Border Patrol agents says an overtime proposal in President Barack Obama's budget means losses for frontline agents. The proposal is an attempt to save $110 million by changing the overtime system for Border Patrol agents. They now get time and a half for their first 10 hours of overtime per week, and half-time for any additional unscheduled overtime hours. The president's budget proposes to pay agents straight-time for their first 10 hours of overtime per week, and no compensation for any additional, unscheduled overtime hours.
  • Compound in celery, peppers reduces age-related memory deficits

    10/13/2010 10:45:36 AM PDT · by decimon · 11 replies
    UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS ^ | October 13, 2010 | Diana Yates
    CHAMPAIGN, lll. — A diet rich in the plant compound luteolin reduces age-related inflammation in the brain and related memory deficits by directly inhibiting the release of inflammatory molecules in the brain, researchers report. Luteolin (LOOT-ee-oh-lin) is found in many plants, including carrots, peppers, celery, olive oil, peppermint, rosemary and chamomile. The new study, which examined the effects of dietary luteolin in a mouse model of aging, appears in the Journal of Nutrition. The researchers focused on microglial cells, specialized immune cells that reside in the brain and spinal cord. Infections stimulate microglia to produce signaling molecules, called cytokines, which...
  • State budget deal reduces prison inmates by 27,000

    07/21/2009 5:55:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies · 462+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 7/21/09 | Michael Rothfeld
    Reporting from Sacramento -- The state budget deal negotiated by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and legislative leaders would reduce the population of California prisons by nearly 27,000 inmates in the current fiscal year. That would be done with a combination of new measures, including allowing some inmates to finish their sentences on home detention, creating new incentives for completion of rehabilitation programs and scaling back parole supervision for the least serious offenders.
  • Coffee 'Reduces The Risk Of Skin Cancer'

    11/09/2007 3:00:45 PM PST · by blam · 56 replies · 251+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 11-9-2007 | Nic Fleming
    Coffee 'reduces the risk of skin cancer' By Nic Fleming Science Correspondent Last Updated: 12:01am GMT 09/11/2007 Drinking coffee can cut the risk of skin cancer by more than a third, scientists say. A good healthy dose: scientists believe caffeine could stop skin cancers spreading Researchers found that people who drank more than six cups of caffeinated coffee a day reduced their chances of developing the most common form of skin cancer by 35 per cent, while those who drank two or three cups were 12 per cent less likely to have the disease. Scientists believe caffeine could stop skin...
  • Iraqi Police Surge Dramatically Reduces Baghdad Violence

    09/21/2007 6:05:08 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 156+ views
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 21, 2007 – Violence in Baghdad has been cut in half, thanks to a massive influx of new Iraqi police officers, a top U.S. military advisor said today. “Along with the surge of U.S. forces is also the surge of Iraqi police,” Brig. Gen. David Phillips told online journalists and “bloggers” during a conference call from Baghdad. As deputy commanding general of the Civilian Police Assistance Training Team, Phillips helped stand up the Baghdad Police Academy in January 2004. Yesterday, he watched 744 brand new officers graduate from that academy. “A community (in) which in the past we...
  • Peres Reduces Punishment for Five Arab Killers

    08/28/2007 10:07:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies · 551+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | Aug 29, 2007 | staff
    (IsraelNN.com) President Shimon Peres has signed a letter allowing five Israeli Arabs to apply for a reduced sentence. The five are serving lengthy sentences for the 1983 murder of Haifa teenager Danny Katz. Two of the five were convicted for the 1987 murder of female IDF soldier Daphna Carmon as well. The murderers admitted that they killed Katz because he was a Jew. Peres signed a document reducing the killers’ sentences shortly after a meeting with MK Taleb El-Sana (Ra’am Ta’al), who recommended the move. El-Sana expressed satisfaction with the decision, and urged Peres to pardon Suliman Al-Abid as well....
  • Judge reduces bond of Duke lacrosse player (appears No toxicology test was performed on victim)

    06/22/2006 6:37:57 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 1,654+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/22/06 | Aaron Beard - ap
    DURHAM, N.C. - A judge reduced the bond of a Duke University lacrosse player charged with rape to $100,000 at a hearing Thursday, and the prosecutor said he had turned over hundreds of additional pages of evidence to defense lawyers. The family of sophomore Reade Seligmann, 20, of Essex Fells, N.J., had posted a $400,000 bond after their son was charged in April with rape, kidnapping and sexual offense. The two other players facing the same charges — Collin Finnerty, 19, of Garden City, N.Y., and David Evans, 23, of Bethesda, Md. — remain free on $400,000 bond. A trial...
  • DNR reduces limit on ducks from six to four (Minnesota)

    08/07/2005 1:04:58 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 17 replies · 661+ views
    star tribune.com ^ | 8 6 05 | Dennis Anderson,
    Minnesota waterfowlers will be allowed two fewer ducks in the bag this fall than last, and the limit on hen mallards during a 60-day season has been cut from two to one, the Department of Natural Resources said last week. The reduction from last year's six-duck daily bag limit was due in part to a drop last year in the Mississippi Flyway duck harvest of about 1 million birds from 2003. Minnesota's 2004 harvest declined 23 percent. Additionally, Minnesota's breeding duck population this spring was the lowest since the drought years of the 1980s. Mallards, down 37 percent from 2004,...
  • Relief As Saudia Arabia Reduces Oil Pressure

    05/23/2004 7:22:51 PM PDT · by blam · 200+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 5-24-2004 | Ashley Seager
    Relief as Saudi Arabia reduces oil pressure Opec members are urged to follow breakaway move Ashley Seager in New York Monday May 24, 2004 The Guardian The Group of Eight leading industrial countries reacted with relief yesterday to an announcement by Saudi Arabia that it would sharply raise oil production in an effort to put the lid on booming prices. G8 finance ministers had had oil at the top of their agenda after prices last week hit a record high of close to $42 a barrel, something that could threaten to strangle the world economic recovery. "We very much welcome...