The Iraqi-born college professor who last year had a camera surgically implanted into the back of his head, underwent surgery Friday to remove a part of the device. Despite treatments with antibiotics and steroids, Bilal's body is rejecting part of the apparatus, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education blog.
Once the wounds from surgery are healed, the photography professor, whose back-of-the-head camera sends an image every minute to his website, said he wants to implant a lighter device in his skull. “I’m determined to continue with it,” he told the Chronicle blog.
The 15-year-old soccer phenom joins the New England Revolution, a Major League team, for practice this month, capping a whirlwind ride that will allow him to skip college and most of high school.
Fagundez, who will train against players twice his age on the first team, said that he is ready.
“I think it would be a fight for me and a challenge,’’ Fagundez told the Boston Globe newspaper. “But I think I would do good. Even if I’m on the floor 100 times, I’ll still get up, and I’ll keep fighting.’’
The 27-year-old on Wednesday will become the youngest-ever black woman to be named a Member of the British Order by Queen Elizabeth, according to the Guardian newspaper. As a senior policy officer at Race on the Agenda. Last year she founded the Girls Against Gangs project, supporting women affected by gang violence.
"I am grateful and feel very privileged to be receiving the MBE award," Fermin told the Guardian. "It has been fantastic to see the impact my work has had on policy affecting girls' and women's issues and I am excited about what the future will hold," she told the Guardian.
The 19-year-old senior from Krop High School in Florida's Miami-Dade County helped lead his teammates to the basketball playoffs this year. Yet because he is a Bahamian native who came to the U.S. three years ago and transferred to Krop just this academic year, the Florida High School Athletic Association has decided to drop the team from playoff contention—and may strip them of their victories this season altogether.
Maria Rodriguez of the Florida Immigration Coalition will argue before a District Judge Tuesday that the ban is a federal violation.
A Florida high schools athletics official said the case is not about academics, but basketball.
“The educational part – sitting in the classroom, doing homework – is a right,” M. Denarvise Thornton Jr., associate executive director of the Florida High School Athletic Association, said to the Miami Herald newspaper. “This being an extracurricular activity, it (playing basketball for the school) is a privilege."
– CNN's Nicole Dow, Sara Pratley and Alicia Stewart contributed to this report.