automatic News for 07-06-2021

'Lunch shaming' in Arizona schools

Debra DiGiovanni: It’s Not the Weed That’s Making You Funny

You have been doing comedy for 20 years, and just celebrated 4 years sober. Since I’ve been sober – I’m on stage all the time, [and] I have a very nice reputation. First three months of being sober I thought were gonna kill me. Did you take time off comedy when you first got sober? You know I don’t really talk about being sober yet either. What is your favorite thing about being sober in comedy? What is the most challenging thing about being totally sober in comedy? Reach out to other comedians you know who are sober because there’s just a ton of us. I don’t know a single sober comedian that wouldn’t have a cup of coffee with you. I’ve befriended comedians on Twitter who said “I’m sober” and then we talked – never met them in real life but we are friendly because of the bonding of sobriety. Take time off if you need to take time off, but if a month has gone by, reach out and get back on stage because you’re going to find out who you are now and it’s going to be glorious and you’re really gonna look back and go “I’m so glad I’m sober!”. we need you! We need as many sobers as we can get!

Keywords: [“sober”, “know”, “smoke”]
Source: https://www.thefix.com/debra-digiovanni-its-not-weed-thats-making-you-funny

‘Captain America: Civil War’ Directors Creating a Weed-Themed TV Comedy for Showtime

Their work on the Marvel Cinematic Universe complete for now, “Captain America: Civil War” directors Joe and Anthony are returning the world of television with a new weed-themed comedy for. Untitled as of now, the half-hour series will be executive produced by the brothers, co-executive produced and co-written by Moshe Kasher and co-written by Zach Cregger, who will also star. The show focuses on a family of marijuana growers whose business model is upended by the drug’s recent legalization. They’re thus forced to turn to their more straitlaced son, whose law-abiding nature has always made him an outcast among his own clan. The Russos’ TV work is extensive, having won an Emmy for directing the pilot episode of “Arrested Development” in addition to producing and directing episodes of “Happy Endings” and “Community.” This new series will likely be a one-off for them as far as TV is concerned as they’ll soon be directing both films in the “Avengers: Infinity War” cycle. Loading comments…. ad..

Keywords: [“directing”, “produced”, “episode”]
Source: https://www.indiewire.com/2016/05/captain-america-civil-war-directors-creating-a-weed-themed-tv-comedy-for-showtime-290981/

116th Congress: Anti-Lunch Shaming Act of 2019

This bill prohibits the stigmatization of a child who is unable to pay for meals provided by schools under the National School Lunch Program or the School Breakfast Program. The bill applies to a child who either does not have funds to pay for a meal or has outstanding credit that was extended by a school food authority. A SFA may not permit public identification or stigmatization of the child, such as by requiring a wristband or hand stamp. The child also may not be required to perform chores or activities that are not required of students generally, or dispose of food after it has been served to the child. Any communication related to outstanding credit must be directed to the child’s parent or guardian. A child may be required to deliver a letter regarding outstanding credit that is addressed to a parent or guardian if the letter is not distributed to the child in a manner that stigmatizes the child. The bill also expresses the sense of Congress regarding several issues regarding the administration of the school meal programs.

Keywords: [“child”, “School”, “required”]
Source: https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/senate-bill/1119

Governor Newsom signs measure banning ‘lunch shaming’

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California’s governor has signed into law a bill that guarantees all students a state-funded meal of their choice, even if their parent or guardian has unpaid meal fees. The measure bans the practice of “Lunch shaming,” in which students who owe the school money for meals are denied food or given a cheaper alternative meal. Under the new law, a school can no longer give a student a cheaper alternative meal. In a statement Saturday, Gov. Gavin Newsom thanked Ryan Kyote, a third-grader at an elementary school in Napa County who brought national attention to the practice earlier this year by paying for all the food service bills of his fellow students at the school. “I want to thank Ryan for his empathy and his courage in bringing awareness to this important issue,” Newsom said.

Keywords: [“meal”, “school”, “student”]
Source: https://www.kron4.com/news/california/governor-newsom-signs-measure-banning-lunch-shaming/

A look into the future of ALS research

Although amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also referred as ‘Lou Gehrig’s Disease,’ was first described in 1869 and the first disease-associated gene was discovered almost 20 years ago, the disease etiology is still not fully understood and treatment options are limited to one drug approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. The slow translational progress suggests that current research models are not ideal to study such a complicated disease and need to be re-examined. Progress will require greater insight into human genes and biology involved in ALS susceptibility, as well as a deeper understanding of disease phenotype at the histological and molecular levels. Improving human disease outcome will require directing focus toward improved assessment technologies and innovative approaches.

Keywords: [“Disease”, “improved”, “human”]
Source: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26861067/
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