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Mon, 01/09/2017 - 6:47am
University President and Rector Michael Ignatieff said in a statement that the closure of the school founded by U. S. billionaire George Soros "would damage Hungarian academic life and negatively impact the government of Hungary's relations" with its neighbors, its fellow European Union members and the United States. The proposed amendment would also eliminate a waiver allowing academic staff from non-EU countries to be employed at the university without a work permit and force the institution to change its name. Orban's governing Fidesz party says it wants new rules on non-governmental organizations that receive international funding, such as the Soros-supported corruption watchdog Transparency International and the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union.
A grand jury has indicted former U. S. Rep. Steve Stockman on charges he and a former aide orchestrated a scheme to misuse hundreds of thousands of dollars in charitable donations for personal and campaign expenses. Both face a variety of charges, including mail and wire fraud, making excessive campaign contributions and money laundering.
A paralyzed man was able to feed himself for the first time in eight years, after doctors implanted sensors in his brain that sent signals to his arm. After first practicing with virtual reality, Kochevar was then able to drink coffee through a straw and eat forkfuls of mashed potatoes and macaroni and cheese on his own. Similar technology has previously been used to help a few paralyzed people in experimental studies do things like grasp a bottle, hold a toothbrush and move their legs, but the brain and muscle implants haven't been used beyond the laboratory and are not a cure for paralysis. Scientists have mostly focused on decoding brain signals to move robotic limbs; translating brain messages to move the body's own limbs is much more challenging and often results in movement that is a bit jerky and awkward.
Central European University, founded by U. S. billionaire George Soros, says government-proposed amendments to Hungary's law on higher education "would make it impossible to continue its operations" in Budapest, its home for over 25 years
The House has voted to block online privacy regulations issued during the final months of the Obama administration, a first step toward allowing internet providers such as Comcast, AT&T and Verizon to sell the browsing habits of their customers
“It was a great experience. The whole thing was so much fun,” he said.