Archive for August 23rd, 2016

Zion Harvey, who received first double-hand transplant, celebrates his recovery

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016:

It’s been just over a year since nine-year-old Zion Harvey received a double-hand transplant.  The nation’s youngest hand transplant patient has been going through extensive rehab to learn how to use his new hands.  He lost them and his feet to amputation seven years ago after suffering a serious infection, and has leg prosthetics that allow him to walk. And now he is setting his sights on a new goal: playing football. ‘I feel happy about my new hands, and I don’t feel different,’ he said during a briefing at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia on Tuesday. ‘I like now that […] Read More →

UPDATE 4-California moves to extend climate program despite weak auction results

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016:

By Rory Carroll | SAN FRANCISCO SAN FRANCISCO The California Assembly on Tuesday passed a bill to extend the state’s ambitious program to fight climate change beyond 2020, but minutes later it posted disappointing results from an auction of carbon permits that is key to the plan. California’s program to cap emissions and trade carbon permits is a crucial component of a broader effort to reduce the state’s output of heat-trapping greenhouse gases to 1990 levels by the end of the decade. But it has come under fire from critics who have said the program suffers from a glut of […] Read More →

Roy Hodgson has been bold by putting faith in England's youth at Euro 2016… but you don't take kids just for a ride, you go to win

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016:

We’re going to score one more than you; the last time England contested a major tournament in France, back in 1998, that was a line from a song to capture the mood of the nation. Here we are, 18 years on, heading back to France and there are similar feelings. Roy Hodgson’s decision to be bold, to put his faith in youth and select five strikers for the European Championship has fired a belief that England are going to be the great entertainers of Euro 2016. Wouldn’t it be fantastic if that was the case? We’re all willing Harry Kane […] Read More →

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