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E-RAU to develop an electric aircraft

E-RAU to develop an electric aircraft

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Powering Imagination LLC have entered into an agreement to create an electric flight program focused on reducing aircraft emissions and noise through the development of electric propulsion systems. In announcing their agreement, Erik Lindbergh, CEO of Powering Imagination, and Dr. Richard Anderson, Director of the Eagle […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

ECHO Advisory Committee to meet May 20 The Volusia County Environmental, Cultural, Historical and Outdoor (ECHO) Advisory Committee will meet at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 20, at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Members will finalize proposed changes to the ECHO grant application and guidelines. Public participation will be welcomed at the end of […]

For the general welfare

For the general welfare

A few years ago I had a chance to travel to Petaluma, California as a private citizen on personal business. Little did I know and hardly could I have imagined what might be going on there in the processing and preparation of the food that I and thousands of others would potentially make meals. At […]

New York’s plan for affordable housing

New York’s plan for affordable housing

“Welcome to New York, baby. It’s a city full of fun!” goes a line from one of my favorite jazz songs of years ago. But, increasingly for many of its residents, New York has become a city full of high anxiety about where they can afford to live. The migration to New York of businesses […]

Black voters are not apathetic

Black voters are not apathetic

The 2014 election year should be a voting “payback” year for Black America. Elected officials and politicians across America who have voted and acted against the economic, political and social interests of the Black American community should be voted out of office in the November 2014 midterm elections. Democracy requires civic participation by all people […]

Nigerian government fails our missing girls – and our country

Nigerian government fails our missing girls – and our country

OLUWA TOSIN ADEGBOLA NNPA GUEST COLUMNIST The cold facts stare us in our face: Fact 1: More than 300 girls were abducted from the rural northeast region of Nigeria on April 15 while attending secondary school; 276 are still believed to be held captive. Fact 2: The federal government has yet to forcibly intervene to […]

Insufficient Vitamin D linked to prostate cancer

Insufficient Vitamin D linked to prostate cancer

BY JAZELLE HUNT
 NNPA WASHINGTON CORRESPONDENT WASHINGTON  – The relationship between melanin and Vitamin D – the nutrient that sunlight provides – may explain why African-American, Caribbean, and men of African ancestry have the highest rates of prostate cancer than anyone in the world, according to a new study. The study by a team of […]

Johnson defends himself against Sterling’s broadsides

Johnson defends himself against Sterling’s broadsides

BY JAMES RAINEY LOS ANGELES TIMES / MCT LOS ANGELES – Magic Johnson described Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling as “delusional” in thinking that his players love him and lost “in another world” if he believes that the public wants him to maintain his grip on the NBA franchise despite his racially inflammatory remarks. […]

Wife would lose share of team if Donald Sterling is voted out

Wife would lose share of team if Donald Sterling is voted out

BY CARLOS LOZANO LOS ANGELES TIMES / MCT) LOS ANGELES – The NBA issued a statement saying that any interests Shelly Sterling may have in the Los Angeles Clippers would be terminated if the NBA’s owners vote to force her husband, Donald Sterling, to sell the team. “Under the NBA Constitution, if a controlling owner’s […]

Congress considers tax breaks for NASCAR and horse racing

Congress considers tax breaks for NASCAR and horse racing

BY MARIA RECIO MCCLATCHY WASHINGTON BUREAU / MCT WASHINGTON – Horse racing may be thought of as the sport of kings, but the National Thoroughbred Racing Association says breeders and stable owners need a tax break just like everybody else. Stock car racing has a regal status among its followers, but NASCAR has its hand […]