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The Home Secretary told MPs she was working with William Hague, the Foreign Secretary, to look at what further support can be provided. An announcement could be made as early as tomorrow.
Britain is planning to open its doors to ‘vulnerable Syrian refugees’, it was revealed last night.
An announcement could be made as early as tomorrow to coincide with a Parliamentary debate on the UK’s participation in the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees programme.
Home Secretary Theresa May told MPs yesterday she was ‘working with the Foreign Secretary, William Hague to look at what further support can be provided by this Government and further announcements on that will be made’.
She said Britain had opened its doors to ‘several thousand asylum seekers’ since the chaotic civil war began and said there was a ‘mechanism already in place to facilitate helping Syrian refugees with existing family ties in the UK to settle here.
Labour and the UKiP have been increasing pressure on Mrs May over the UK’s response to the crisis.
Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper urged Mrs May to allow the UK to provide shelter for ‘the minority of refugees who - the UN and others have made clear - are too vulnerable to come or to survive even in the camps, and that is why it’s so important to provide that extra help’.
Mrs May replied: ‘This is an issue which is of concern to people across this whole House, and the Government is looking at what is the most appropriate way for us to provide support and enhance support that we are already giving.’
She defended the UK’s record on helping Syrian refugees ‘and the amount of money that we are providing in humanitarian aid’.
Her comments come after Mr Hague said the Prime Minister David Cameron did ‘open the door’ to the possibility of vulnerable Syrian refugees being welcome in the UK.
‘It’s encouraging to hear that the Government is listening to calls for it to accept resettled refugees from Syria,’ Maurice Wren, chief executive of the Refugee Council, told journalists.
He added: ‘The Government must act without further delay to secure safe passage for the people who are struggling to survive in the harsh conditions in the region.’
The BBC's Paul Wood in the Central African Republic reports on fears that sectarian conflict between Muslims and Christians could result in genocide.
The UN has warned that the Central African Republic is heading toward a humanitarian disaster, as people fleeing conflict between Muslim and Christian militias pack into overcrowded camps with poor sanitation. Paul Wood in the capital, Bangui, reports on fears that sectarian violence will end in genocide.
Men armed with knives and clubs were striding down the dirt road, purposefully. They were Christians and they had discovered that one of our drivers was a Muslim.
They stole the four-wheel drive vehicle he had and started to take him away.
They were vigilantes known as the anti-balaka, or "anti-machete".
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Marie-Joseph Angélique (born circa 1705 in Madeira, Portugal; died 21 June 1734 in Montréal, QC). Angélique was an enslaved Black woman owned by Thérèse de Couagne de Francheville in Montréal. In 1734, she was charged with arson after a fire leveled Montréal’s merchant’s quarter. It was alleged that Angélique committed the act while attempting to flee her bondage. She was convicted without trial, tortured and hanged. While it remains unknown whether or not she set the fire, Angélique’s story has come to symbolize Black resistance and freedom.
Early Life and Enslavement
Angélique was born in Madeira, Portugal, around 1705. Little is known of the first 20 years of her life. She may have been first enslaved in Portugal, an active port of the Atlantic slave trade. It was likely there that Angélique was sold to the Flemish merchant Nichus Block when she was in her early teens. Angélique was taken by boat to North America, possibly stopping in Flanders (what is now northern Belgium), which had close trading ties with Portugal. Angélique arrived in New England, where she was purchased at age 20 by the French merchant François Poulin de Francheville in 1725. Francheville brought Angélique back to his hometown of Montréal to work as a domestic slave. (Between the time Angélique left Europe and arrived in Montréal, she had been sold at least twice.)
When Francheville died in 1733, ownership of Angélique passed to his widow, Therese de Couagne, who is thought to have renamed the enslaved woman from Marie-Joseph to “Angélique,” after her deceased daughter. While enslaved for nine years at the Francheville home, Angélique had three children, none of whom lived beyond infancy. Birth records indicate that the father was Jacques César, a Madagascar-born slave owned by a Francheville family friend. Some researchers believe that the couple was forced by their owners to produce offspring. Angélique also had a lover, an indentured white labourer from France named Claude Thibault, with whom she tried to flee from enslavement and who was believed to have helped her set fire to Montréal.
Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) technologies produce short reads that are either de novo assembled or mapped to a reference genome. Genotypes and or SNPs are then determined from the read composition at each site, which become the basis for many downstream analyses. However, for low sequencing depths, e.g. < 10×, there is considerable statistical uncertainty in the assignment of genotypes because of random sampling of homologous base pairs in heterozygotes, and sequencing or alignment errors. Recently, several probabilistic methods have been proposed to account for this uncertainty and make accurate inferences from low quality and/or coverage sequencing data.
We present ngsTools, a collection of programs to perform population genetics analyses from NGS data. The methods implemented in these programs do not rely on SNP nor genotype calling, and are particularly suitable for low sequencing depth data.
Have you ever heard of cytotoxicity? Well, if you are like most people that is not a word you use every day of the week. Cytotoxicity refers to how toxic a substance is. It is the measure of a substances potential to kill or damage a cell.