Just being a woman is the biggest risk factor for developing breast cancer. In a published article some years ago, US-based Oncology Surgeon, Dr Theophilus Lewis pointed out that all women are at risk for breast cancer, since the risks associated with contracting the disease are not controllable.This worrying pronouncement was made during a seminar held right here in Guyana, which was spearheaded by US-based Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) Organisation for Social and Health Advancement in Guyana (OSHAG).Most notably, it was revealed that age and family history are among the biggest risk factors for contracting the disease. According to the Surgeon, where the incidence of a young woman contracting the disease in her 30s is very small – 0.4 per cent— he is currently treating five patients, all under 30 years, for the disease. A rather unusual occurrence, according to the Oncologist.This grabs the attention since the focus on breast cancer usually starts when a woman turns 40; it was explained too that after this age, the incidence of contracting breast cancer doubles, going from 0.4-1.46. With each passing decade, the risk factor increases; hence, age is one of the primary risk factors for breast cancer.One of the other important points highlighted was that oestrogen is a driver for breast cancer and what this means is that once a woman has a long exposure to oestrogen, which is not interrupted by pregnancies, then the risk factor for developing breast cancer becomes greater.Oestrogen can be defined as a female steroid hormone that is produced by the ovaries and, in lesser amounts, by the adrenal cortex, placenta, and male testes. Oestrogen helps control and guide sexual development, including the physical changes associated with puberty.This risk is especially pronounced in women who have menstruated very early (9 or 10 years old) and who menstruate into their 50s, and would have been exposed to oestrogen for many years. If, however, the years of exposure are broken up by pregnancies, this increased risk is considerably reduced, Dr Lewis said, even as he pointed out that a pregnancy is regarded as a protective period.It was also explained that a woman who conceives and gives birth after the age of 34 or 35 will likely lose the protection from oestrogen by that age, and will also be at high risk of developing cancer.It is not usual for young women to develop breast cancer at a young age; when a woman is young, oestrogen stores in the fat. The more obese a woman is, the more fat she is likely to be able to store. But although a woman stops making oestrogen when she is older and begins menopause, the oestrogen already stored in the fat makes them more at risk for developing cancer.For this reason, Dr Lewis noted that developing breast cancer is not necessarily impacted by what you eat, but due to the amount of oestrogen you are able to store because of being overweight. Other risk factors include family history.Women with close relatives who’ve been diagnosed with breast cancer have a higher risk of developing the disease. If you’ve had one first-degree female relative (sister, mother, daughter) diagnosed with breast cancer, your risk is doubled.Among the other risk factors, research suggests that women with low levels of vitamin D have a higher risk of breast cancer. Vitamin D may play a role in controlling normal breast cell growth and may be able to stop breast cancer cells from growing.Every woman wants to know what she can do to lower her risk of breast cancer. Some of the factors associated with breast cancer –being a woman, your age, and your genetics, for example – can’t be changed. Other factors –being overweight, lack of exercise, smoking cigarettes, and eating unhealthy food – can be changed by making choices. By choosing the healthiest lifestyle options possible, you can empower yourself and make sure your breast cancer risk is as low as possible.
As the Police, through community relations initiatives, continue to work to reduce youth inactivity and crime, 71 students are now certified in technical areas by the Leonora Technical and Vocational Skill Training Centre.This year’s batch received certificates in a number of areas, namely: data operations, general office administration, motor vehicle works, carpentry, electrical installation, welding and fabrication, metal work engineering and Information Technology.At the award ceremony at the Vocational Centre on Tuesday, acting Police Commissioner David Ramnarine praised the students for their outstanding achievements, cautioning that a lack of reading and reasoning skills has contributed to an uptick in crime.He posited that one’s youth was the prime period during which one should capitalise on opportunities.“If you can’t make the best of your opportunity and make the best of your youth, you will simply pass through life [as] a basin of water,” the acting Police Commissioner expressed.He also appealed to parents, stating that they have “every responsibility” to ensure that their children attain an adequate education.In his closing remarks, Ramnarine told the students that they should embrace a “positive attitude” in moving to their future paths.“To become someone, that one in a million; to stand out [and] be a good example in your community, to your family and the country, you have to have a positive attitude… you will be on the path of becoming a better person [in] equipping yourself to make a better contribution [to society],” the Acting Commissioner encouraged.Meanwhile, Commander Stephen Mansell, who initiated the technical and vocational programme in the region, noted that it was part of the Community Relations Programme that enlisted requisite stakeholders to reduce crime. These stakeholders include the Regional Democratic Council (RDC), the business community and members of the public.“Our intention is to transform Region Three through community relations,” he stated, and observed that Amerindian communities, like Bonasika, and others should continue to benefit from the initiatives. Mansell also expressed the view that the work of the Leonora institute has aided in reducing the number of youth “hanging out on the street”.Principal of the Training Centre, Eon Nickelson, posited that the programme, which started in 2015, was established to give youths in Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara) the necessary training to “add to Guyana”. Although the number of graduates this year declined from last year’s figure of 94 to 71, the Principal pointed that enrolment for the next academic year was encouraging.This year’s outstanding students included Rannie Martin in the motor vehicle works programme, Tyrese Trats in carpentry and Kerry Sookra in welding and fabrication. Annette Sumbir was adjudged Best Graduating Student, as well as Best Performing Metal Work Engineering Student.The centre caters to students in the Region Three area, and the programme is collaboration between the Education Ministry and Guyana Police Force D Division (West Demerara-East Bank Essequibo). This year’s graduating class ranged from ages 16-21. Additionally, mature students also enrolled in some programmes.
Eladio Pereza, 34, of Lot 7 Providence Public Road, East Bank Demerara, was on Wednesday remanded to prison after he faced Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan charged with Trafficking In Persons (TIP).He denied the charge which read that between March 16, 2016 and January 20, 2017 at Bollywood Club, in Providence, he harboured females for the purpose ofEladio Perezasexual exploitation.The defendant has only been living in Guyana for two years and is the owner of the abovementioned club.According to his Attorney, many Spanish-speaking persons stay at the club which has a residence section, and the Virtual Complainant was one of those persons.The prosecution’s facts revealed that eight victims were rescued after ranks of the Counter-Trafficking in Persons Unit, acting upon information, conducted a raid on the club.The prosecution is ready to present six witnesses, who are willing to testify against the defendant, and as such, objected to bail based on the nature of the offence and the fact the Cuban is a flight risk. The man was remanded to prison until January 25.
0Shares0000NAIROBI, Kenya, March 28 – Kenya took a positive step towards the Main Cup quarter-finals of the seventh round of HSBC Sevens World Series in Hong Kong after humiliating Sri Lanka 41-0 in their Pool A opener on Friday.Paul Treu charges will now face Wales at 8:46am local time on Saturday for their second match before rounding up the preliminary stage with defending champions Fiji at 2:16pm. Fiji laid down a marker by walloping Wales 42-7 with danger man Samison Viriviri scoring two quick tries for 14-0 at the start as Samuel Cross scored what was a consolation. Osea Kolinisau touched down for Emosi to convert and see them 35-0 ahead in half-time.On resumption Fiji had to work less to seal the win with two tries from Stefano Cakau and Joeli Lutumailagi.Skipper Andrew Amonde led by example to give Kenya the opener after running outwards to round two Sri Lanka players to reach the line but Biko Adema failed to convert as they led 5-0.Winger Dennis Ombachi collected the ball from Adema who touched down before vice captain Collin Injera received a fine pass from Adema to break through the Sri Lanka defence to score his career 179 try to enjoy a 15-0 half-time lead after Adema missed all the kicks.Shujaa maintained possession after the break with Amonde passing the ball to Horace Otieno who had no challenge to run through for his ninth try of this season before Adema found space to speed from the center to score on the outside to see Kenya extend the lead to 29-0.Oscar Ayodi and Billy Odhiambo sealed victory for Kenya after Ayodi collected the ball from kick-off to touch down his 11th try this season before Injera passed the ball to Odhiambo to slide between the post for 41-1 victory.Treu needs to win Saturday’s match against Wales to progress to a fifth Cup quarter-final this season.Meanwhile, their female counterparts Lionesses fell at the final hurdle of the bowl competition at the Hong Kong Women’s Rugby Sevens, going down 7-33 to the hosts.Celestine Masinde scored Kenya’s lone try with Janet Awino converting.Kenya beat Papua New Guinea12-5 to reach the final after losing their entire Pool C matches against France 35-0 and 24-7 to China to miss out on the Cup semifinals.Head Coach Kevin Wambua, speaking from Hong Kong, said, “It’s been a great outing for the Lionesses, we have picked up many valuable lessons from our participation in this tournament and this will surely give us the impetus to improve our performances moving forward.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
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Saint-Etienne defender Loic Perrin 1 Loic Perrin has admitted he held serious talks with Arsenal during the January transfer window – but the club decided to pursue other targets.The 29-year-old was heavily linked with a move to north London after impressing for Saint-Étienne in Ligue 1 this season.However, no move took place with the Gunners instead bringing in Gabriel Paulista from Villarreal and Krystian Bielik from Legia Warsaw.And the defensive midfielder has now revealed that talks did take place with Arsenal, but the Premier League club never sealed the deal.“There were serious contacts via my agent. I think I was on a shortlist but not at the very top apparently,” said Perrin.“A transfer in this window, it is difficult. But it is difficult to refuse Arsenal. I have always said that if I have to leave St Étienne, one day, it would be for a bigger club, a club that plays Champions League.“I don’t think many Ligue 1 players would refuse a club such as Arsenal.”
Today marks the 18th anniversary of John Terry’s debut for Chelsea.The Blues captain played his first ever game for the club on 28 October 1998 and has gone onto establish himself as a leader and a legend in west London. 1 During his time at the club, Terry has racked up 709 appearances while collecting 16 trophies – including 4 Premier League titles, 5 FA Cups, 3 League Cups, 1 Champions League and 1 Europa League.Terry’s playing days may be coming to end as he enters the final year of his contract at Stamford Bridge, but his legacy at the club will last far longer.And what better way to mark his career milestone than with a video of the ex-England captain being knocked out by the boot of Abou Diaby.Watch the video above…
22 November 2013 Innovative technology to help leprosy patients that was developed partly at the University of Cape Town is currently being tested in India. The “tactile” or smart glove tracks pressure points on the palms and fingers and helps prevent injuries to hands and digits as a result of nerve damage and sensory loss. It is being tested at the Leprosy Mission Hospital in New Delhi, India. About 95% of people are naturally immune to leprosy, caused by mycobacterium leprae, which results in progressive damage to skin, nerves, limbs and eyes. Leprosy does not cause body parts to fall off, although they can become numb or diseased as a result of secondary infections as the disease compromises the body’s immune system. Though curable thanks to multi-drug interventions, those who develop the disease are prone to nerve damage. Patients often suffer a “secondary tier” of injury and disability because they cannot feel heat or pressure from objects they come into contact with.Simple solutions There are around 232 000 new cases of leprosy each year. Of these, India has the highest concentration at about 56% of the global burden, followed by Brazil. There are dedicated leprosy hospitals in India. In South Africa, the figures are low, about 50 to 70 new cases a year, predominantly in the Eastern Cape and from neighbouring countries such as Swaziland and Mozambique. Dr Sudesh Sivarasu, a lecturer in biomedical engineering in the Department of Human Biology at the University of Cape Town (UCT), believes in developing simple biomedical solutions to problems like these. Sivarasu took an off-the-shelf fabric glove to model his own – a stretchable glove that uses a revolutionary fabric with built-in nanosensors. “We’ve created an artificial sense of touch,” he said. “The fabric picks up haptic factors like roughness, temperature, pressure, and humidity.” The glove also maps how a person uses their hand to establish where the pressure variations are during simple domestic activities, such as cutting wood or cooking. These are recorded to show where ulcers are likely to develop. This allows patients, who often live far from hospitals, to practise preventative care, especially to the fingers. “Because of wound infection, the digits are the first to go in leprosy patients and amputation usually follows,” said Sivarasu. “We want to make this glove widely available.” His invention has been covered by BBC-Health Check, which was telecast on BBC World. ‘Out of the box’ Born and educated in India, Sivarasu said he has experienced the despair of seeing a loved one die because of the prohibitive cost of medical intervention in India. In South Africa, where 90 to 95% of medical equipment is imported with up to 300% mark-up, the excessively high cost is passed on to the patient. “This in a country with world-class engineers and clinicians,” said Sivarasu, whose watchwords are “affordable” and “simple”. This has motivated him to develop indigenous technology. Sivarasu and his team of postgraduate students have come up with a number of other innovative, inexpensive solutions to common medical problems, such as locally designed drip lines for re-feeding, which are little more than a coil of thin plastic tubing with a plastic drip chamber attached. South Africa uses “thousands and thousands of these” every day, but they are currently imported from Germany. “We’re thinking out of the box,” Sivarasu said. “Too often we get stuck in a cycle of novelty and academic outcomes. We want to be able to make things easier, make it cost-effective – and get it to the masses.” For his PhD, Sivarasu developed a high-flexion artificial knee implant for Eastern cultures, where people squat or sit on low platforms. Western prostheses do not provide the 120-degree flexion extension, the range needed for comfort when semi- squatting. Edited version of a story first published in UCT’s Monday Monthly. Published here with kind permission.
Many of us will attempt to measure the quality of our loss prevention career in terms of “experience.” When building a resume, discussing our qualifications during a loss prevention job interview, or comparing our skills and abilities with others in our chosen career field, we often use “experience” as a preferred metric to compare and contrast our level of competency, proficiency, aptitude, and expertise. However, it is often our understanding—or more succinctly our misunderstanding—of experience that often creates confusion and occasionally leads to poor performance during a job interview.Most of us have learned to distinguish the difference between experience and education. We understand the importance of education and how receiving information and building cognitive knowledge and understanding can improve our performance, but recognize the need to apply that knowledge, information, and understanding in a real-world setting in order to learn, grow, and improve.However, it’s just as important that we learn the difference between holding tenure in a position, and having experience as part of a loss prevention career.- Sponsor – Experience or Tenure?Tenure is simply the amount of time in which someone holds a position, and is not the same as experience. Loosely defined, experience is the practical knowledge, skill or practice derived from direct observation or participation in a particular activity or event. In other words, it is our ability to constructively apply what we’ve seen, what we’ve done, and what we’ve learned as part of what we do. Not all experience is positive, but even when it’s not our ability to learn from that experience can help us move forward in our careers and in our lives to make us better at what we do—and who we are. We’ve learned that experience is something that we want to build upon; moving us forward and taking us to another level in our lives and in our loss prevention career.If we are not learning and growing and building upon what we’ve seen, what we’ve done, and what we’ve learned, we are not gaining experience—we are simply building tenure. Put in practical terms, there is a tremendous difference between having five years experience as a loss prevention manager, a multi-unit loss prevention manager, or even a loss prevention director—and having one year of experience repeated five times.Express Your PassionIf we are unable to show the ability to learn and grow and develop as people and as professionals, we appear stagnant, unenthused, and often incapable of growth and development. To be the best we have to show a passion for what we do and use that passion to move us forward in our careers. We have to keep pedaling even when we have the opportunity to coast—maybe not all of the time, but certainly enough to keep us moving in a positive direction.Many will say that they understand this simple distinction, but then fail to apply this understanding as part of their resume, or during a job interview. Both during a job search and when considering an employee for promotion an employer wants and needs to see the candidate’s ability to constructively apply what they’ve seen, what they’ve done, and what they’ve learned as part of what they do. These are the signs that a career is continuing to grow. It is an indicator of potential, and helps set the candidate apart. It is the true mark of experience.How about you? Do you have ten years of experience (or whatever that number may be), or one year of experience repeated ten times? Can you communicate the difference in a job interview and show it as part of your resume? Whether you believe you have or not, it’s certainly worthwhile to take another look. Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox. Sign up now
And the Oscar goes to…a Columbia College graduate.“BlacKkKlansman” won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay on Sunday night.The movie is based on the story of Columbia College alumnus Ron Stallworth. Stallworth, who is black, infiltrated the local KKK chapter while working for the Colorado Springs police department in 1978.More from the Academy Awards, via the Associated Press (all times in the Pacific Time Zone):8:15 p.m.“Green Book” is the winner of the Academy Award for best picture.The film from Universal Pictures stars Mahershala Ali as an African-American concert pianist in the 1960s and Viggo Mortensen as his driver. It won three Oscars on Sunday, including best supporting actor for Ali and best original screenplay.—8:10 p.m.Alfonso Cuaron is the winner of the Academy Award for best director.It’s the second time Cuaron has won an Oscar as best director. He previously won in 2014 for “Gravity.” His film “Roma” is based on his childhood in Mexico and the woman who raised him.Cuaron has also won two Oscars Sunday night, as well as the best foreign language film for Mexico, its first.The writer-director dedicated his speech to domestic workers, noting that tens of millions of them work around the world with any rights.—8 p.m.Olivia Colman is the winner of the best actress Academy Award for “The Favourite.”It’s the first Oscar in her first nomination for Colman, who plays Queen Anne. She has won four British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards and two Golden Globes throughout her career.She beat out Glenn Close, who was considered the front-runner going into Sunday’s Oscars. Colman gave a special shout-out to Close, who she said she has admired all her life.She thanked “The Favourite” director Yorgos Lanthimos, as well as her co-stars Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz.Colman also thanked her children, who she said she hoped were watching at home. She says, “This is not going to happen again.”—7:50 p.m.The usually straight-faced Spike Lee was all smiles in the wings of the Dolby Theatre after coming off stage carrying his first competitive Oscar, for adapted screenplay for “BlacKkKlansman.”“Guys! Guys!”, he shouted, gesturing for his peers to join him for a photo as he held his Oscar in one hand and the notes he’d just read onstage in the other.Then he noticed someone was missing: Samuel L. Jackson, who had just presented him with the award and whose arms he’d leaped into on stage.“Sam!” He called, as Jackson made his way to Lee’s side.– Lindsey Bahr ((at)ldbahr on Twitter), backstage at the Oscars.—7:45 p.m.Rami Malek has rocked us, and the film academy, to a best actor Oscar win for his portrayal of Queen’s Freddie Mercury in “Bohemian Rhapsody.”Malek won his first Oscar Sunday night. He was the only first-time nominee in the category.The actor thanked his mother, who was in the audience Sunday, and also paid tribute to his later father, who he said didn’t get to see him become a film star.—7:35 p.m.History has been made by women at the 91st annual Academy Awards.With the win of Jamie Ray Newman and Guy Nattiv for live action short film, 13 women captured Oscars on Sunday. The Academy says the previous record was set in 2007 and matched in 2015.Lady Gaga’s win with Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando and Andrew Wyatt put the number at 14.History-makers were among the winners. Ruth E. Carter and Hannah Beachler became the first African-Americans to win in their respective categories. Carter was awarded for costume design, and Beachler for production design.– Nekesa Mumbi Moody and Brooke Lefferts at the Oscars.—7:25 p.m.“Shallow” from “A Star Is Born” has won the Academy Award for best original song.“Shallow” was written by Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando and Andrew Wyatt. Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper perform it in the film. The song won two Grammy Awards earlier this month.Gaga effusively thanked the academy and her co-winners, as well her sister and Cooper.She says it was not about winning, but it was about not giving up and all the times people have to get up after they are knocked down.The best original score winner was “Black Panther” composer Ludwig Goransson.—7:15 p.m.“BlacKkKlansman” is the winner of the best adapted screenplay Academy Award, delivering Spike Lee his first competitive Academy Award.Lee started out his acceptance speech with some profanity, telling producers not to start the clock on his speech. Winners have been allotted 90 seconds for their speech from the time their names are called.Lee ready from a two-page letter that tied together history and the years 1619 and 2019, along with his own story.The writer-director shares the award with Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Kevin Willmott.Lee received the award from Samuel L. Jackson, who has appeared in Lee’s film. Jackson ribbed Lee at the outset of his presentation along with actress Brie Larson, reciting the score of the Knicks game, who notched a rare win Sunday night.—7:10 p.m.“Green Book” has won the Oscar for original screenplay.The winners are Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie and Peter Farrelly.“Green Book” is based on the real-life story of Vallelonga’s father, who drove African-American pianist Don Shirley on a tour through the Deep South in the 1960s and is played by Viggo Mortensen in the film.“Green Book” is also nominated for best picture, and has already won the best supporting actor Oscar for Mahershala Ali, who played Shirley in the film.—6:55 p.m.“First Man” is the winner of the Oscar for visual effects, beating out films about the Avengers and Han Solo.Paul Lambert, Ian Hunter, Tristan Myles and J.D. Schwalm take the trophy for recreating Neil Armstrong’s moon landing. It’s the second Oscar for Lambert and Hunter, the first for the other two men.Other nominees in the category were “Avengers: Infinity War,” “Christopher Robin,” “Ready Player One,” and “Solo: A Star Wars Story.”—6:35 p.m.Even among A-List actors it’s good to be a rock star.During the commercial break after “Bohemian Rhapsody” won Oscars for sound editing and sound mixing, Rami Malek ran from his front-row seat to congratulate the real-life members of Queen.Sitting several rows back were guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor when Malik, who played their late lead singer Freddie Mercury, raced over to embrace them.May, with his unmistakable silver curly hair and sparkly tuxedo, has been sought out by members of the Oscar audience throughout the evening.He, Taylor and Adam Lambert had opened the Oscar show with a rousing version of Queen’s “We Will Rock You” that had the star-studded audience dancing, clapping, grinning and singing along.– Andrew Dalton ((at)andyjamesdalton on Twitter) inside the Dolby Theatre—6:30 p.m.Everyone’s favorite neighborhood webslinger is now an Oscar winner – “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” has won the best animated feature Academy Award. It is the first Marvel superhero film to win an Oscar.The ground-breaking and mind-bending film about multiple spider-heroes from multiple universes gives Sony Pictures its first Oscar for animated feature, a category that has been dominated by Disney for its 18-year existence.—6:25 p.m.Mahershala Ali is the winner of the Academy Award for best supporting actor. The win comes for his performance in “Green Book.”It’s the second Oscar for Ali, who won in the same category in 2017 for “Moonlight.” In “Green Book” he plays Don Shirley, an African-American classical pianist, who tours the Deep South.He thanked Shirley at the outset of his acceptance speech, saying telling Shirley’s story pushed him as an actor.Ali dedicated his win to his grandmother, who he said is always pushing him to remain positive.—6:05 p.m.Mexico’s “Roma” is the winner of the best foreign language film at the Oscars.Other films of director Alfonso Cuaron have won Academy Awards, but “Roma” now becomes the first film from Mexico to win the Oscar for best foreign language film. The movie’s dialogue is in Spanish and Mixtec.It is Cuaron’s second win of the night. Earlier in the ceremony, he won the best cinematography award.—5:45 p.m.In a seeming nod to “The Favourite” and its Queen Anne’s affection for bunnies and elaborate dress, Melissa McCarthy had her audience roaring with laughter as she came out to present the award dressed in a huge, white queen’s gown covered with stuffed rabbits.The laughter continued as McCarthy explained that a costumer’s job is to present authentic dress for actors but “never distract from the story.”She presented the award with Brian Tyree Henry, who was also decked out in an elaborate period dress.Laughter resumed as she struggled to open the winner’s envelope with a bunny puppet attached to one of her hands.The Oscar went to Ruth E. Carter, costumer for “Black Panther.Carter says: “Marvel may have created the first black superhero but through costume design we turned him into an African king.”– Andrew Dalton ((at)andyjamesdalton) and John C. Rogers at the Oscars.—5:40 p.m.“Black Panther” has won the Academy Award for production design and made Oscar history for the second time Sunday evening.Production designer Hannah Beachler is the first African-American winner in the category. Her win came moments after “Black Panther” costume designer Ruth E. Carter became the first black winner in that category.Beachler wins the Oscar along with set designer Jay R. Hart.Beachler broke down in tears during her acceptance speech, which started out with her thanking “Black Panther” director Ryan Coogler.—5:30 p.m.Ruth E. Carter has won the Academy Award for costume design and made Oscar history.Carter is the first African-American costume designer to win the category. Carter has previously been nominated for her work on “Amistad” and “Malcolm X.”She took the stage saying “Wow, wow, I got it.” She said the award has been a long time coming.Carter thanked Spike Lee, who provided her career start with his 1988 film “School Daze.”—5:15 p.m.“Free Solo” has won the best documentary feature Academy Award.The film follows elite rock-climber Alex Honnold’s attempt to ascend the famed El Capitan rock formation at Yosemite National Park without ropes.The film was directed and co-produced by the husband-and-wife team of Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin. Vasarhelyi thanked National Geographic, and specifically called them out for hiring female directors. She ended her speech by saying the film is “for everyone who believes in the impossible.”—5:10 p.m.Regina King is the winner of the Academy Award for best supporting actress. The win comes for her performance in “If Beale Street Could Talk.”It’s the first Oscar and first nomination for King, who has won three Emmy Awards for her work on television.King thanked author James Baldwin, whose novel is the basis for the film from director Barry Jenkins.The actress thanked her mother, who was in the audience, and said she is an example of what happens when someone is supported and loved.—5 p.m.Queen with Adam Lambert has kicked off the Academy Awards with a rocking performance of “We Will Rock You.”The intro is a tribute to best picture nominee the Freddie Mercury biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody.” Lambert transitioned into “We Are the Champions” for the second song of the opening number, which drew applause from acting nominees Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga.Jennifer Lopez and her boyfriend, former pro baseball player Alex Rodriguez, sang along to the opening act, which ended in a shimmering wall of sparks falling on the Oscars stage.Glenn Close was especially enthusiastic, stomping and singing along with every word in the front row. Three seats down, Rami Malek had a huge grin. Malek is nominated for best actor for his portrayal of Mercury.