Beijing: Chinese dairy company Mengniu announced Monday it had made a takeover offer for Australian infant formula producer Bellamy’s in a deal valued at around US 1 billion. Hong Kong-listed Mengniu has been eyeing global expansion in recent years, and said it was drawn by the Australian group’s local operations and supply chain, as well as its “leading organic brand position”. “Our sales growth ambitions for Bellamy’s in Australia, and the broader Asia Pacific region, will see investment in the local dairy industry to ensure the required capacity is in place to achieve these plans,” Mengniu CEO Lu Minfang said in a statement to the Australian Stock Exchange Monday. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscal Under the proposed deal, Mengniu would pay AUS 12.65 ( 8.69) per share plus a shareholder dividend, marking a 59 percent premium on Bellamy’s Friday closing share price. Bellamy’s CEO Andrew Cohen said that Mengniu offered a “strong platform for distribution and success in China”, The board of directors at the Australian group have given their support to the takeover, which still needs to receive approval from the company’s shareholders and Australia’s Foreign Investment Review Board. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boost According to a separate Mengniu statement on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, infant milk formula is one of the largest and fastest-growing segments among China’s dairy industry, driven by increasing disposable income and growing spending on children. Bellamy’s share price soared by more than 50 per cent on Monday when the proposed deal was announced. Earlier this year, the International Olympic Committee announced that Coca-Cola and Mengniu had signed a deal to become joint sponsors of the Olympic Games from 2021 to 2032.
Explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes has announced that, despite a setback last month, he will continue his attempt to become the first person to cross both polar ice caps and climb the 7 highest mountains on each continent, to raise money for the terminal illness charity Marie Curie.Sir Ranulph was forced to abandon his attempt to climb Mount Aconcagua, the highest peak in South America in January, after suffering from severe back pain. The 72-year old was just hours from the top of the 6,962m (22,838 feet) peak when he was airlifted off, leaving the future of his whole challenge uncertain.Watch Sir Ranulph’s rescue and hear why he’s continuing the challengeFiennes will now continue his Global Reach Challenge and will tackle Mount Carstenz, the highest peak in Australasia, at the beginning of April.Sir Ranulph Fiennes said: “I was very disappointed to abandon my Aconcagua attempt, particularly so close to the summit. But experience has taught me that not every challenge will be a success; it took three attempts for me to successfully climb Mount Everest for example.“I have now had a good report from the doctor so I am going to try and do the last three mountains, starting with Carstenz in April. Unless something is seriously wrong with my health, I am determined to keep going. I am looking forward to it and I just hope that my back behaves itself.“I want to achieve this challenge before anyone else so that I am able to raise money for Marie Curie. That is very important. They do so much good for terminally ill people and their families.”The challenge brings together a lifetime of exploration for Fiennes, who has already crossed both polar ice caps in 1982, climbed Mount Everest in Asia (in 2009 on his third attempt), Mount Kilamanjaro in Africa (2004), Mount Elbrus (2016) and Mount Vinson (2016).To complete his Global Reach Challenge and claim a world first, Sir Ranulph still needs to successfully climb Aconcagua in South America, Carstenz in Indonesia and Denali in North America.Sir Ranulph has been raising money for Marie Curie for a number of years by taking on extreme challenges. This includes becoming the first person to cross both ice caps and summit Everest – known then as the ‘Explorers Grand Slam’. He was, at the time, the oldest Briton to climb Everest. In 2015 he also became the oldest Briton to complete the gruelling Marathon des Sables in the Sahara desert.The money Sir Ranulph raises helps Marie Curie provide vital care and support to people living with a terminal illness and their families. Sir Ranulph has raised over £18m in total for charity and aims to raise £20m for good causes in his lifetime.To support Sir Ranulph’s Global Reach Challenge in aid of Marie Curie go to www.justgiving.com/Ranulph.All donations towards Sir Ranulph’s Global Reach Challenge will go to Marie Curie. The costs of the challenge are being covered by the generous sponsorship of long-term benefactor Paul Sykes and corporate sponsor TMF Group.
Rabat – A collision late Wednesday night on the road joining Rabat and Harhoura has left three dead.Initial reports indicated that three of the victims were young doctors who had recently graduated.The crash occurred late Wednesday night when two vehicles collided on the costal road connecting Rabat and Harhoura reported local authorities. Speeding is believed to be the cause of crash, which occurred around midnight. The deadly crash comes after several recent accidents on Moroccan roads, including a collision that killed 12 near Khenifra earlier this month.
10 December 2010The next round of informal talks between the parties to the conflict over Western Sahara will take place from 16 to 18 December in New York, the United Nations announced today. Participating in the talks, which are being held at the invitation of the Personal Envoy of the Secretary-General for Western Sahara, Christopher Ross, will be delegations of the parties to the dispute – Morocco and the Frente Polisario – and the neighbouring States, Algeria and Mauritania. Mr. Ross expected to issue a communiqué at the end of the informal discussions, which follow the last round that took place in November.“The parties agreed that at the next meeting they will explore innovative approaches in order to create an environment for progress,” UN spokesperson Martin Nesirky told reporters in New York. “At their last talks, each party continued to reject the proposal of the other as a basis for future negotiations,” he added.In its resolution 1871 of 2009, the Security Council called on the parties to continue their dialogue under the auspices of the Secretary-General to achieve “a just, lasting and mutually acceptable political solution, which will provide for the self-determination of the people of Western Sahara.” The UN has been involved in efforts towards a settlement in Western Sahara since 1976, when fighting broke out between Morocco and the Frente Polisario after the Spanish colonial administration of the territory ended.Morocco has presented a plan for autonomy while the position of the Frente Polisario is that the territory’s final status should be decided in a referendum on self-determination that includes independence as an option.
REGINA – Saskatchewan Economy Minister Bill Boyd says he’s “not very optimistic” that a grain backlog which has left a bumper crop in bins across the Prairies will be cleared soon.Boyd says grain-handling companies have said that it may be well into 2015 before the backlog is cleared.He says the problem could be compounded when this year’s crop comes off the fields.“What the grain companies indicated to us, and what I think everybody understands, is that there will be a carryover of probably in the magnitude of 25 per cent of this crop. You add 25 per cent onto even a normal crop and we’re right back in the situation where we were last fall,” Boyd said Wednesday.“So clearly there’s going to have to be a significant ramping up of rail movement here in Western Canada to catch up from where we are right now.”Boyd is leading a delegation of Saskatchewan cabinet ministers to a meeting with CN Rail (TSX:CNR) officials Thursday in Montreal and plans to meet with CP Rail (TSX:CP) on Friday to talk about ways to get the grain moving.The delegation has already met with several grain-handling companies in Regina and Winnipeg.Boyd said grain handlers don’t want to push federal legislation that includes a provision for possible penalties on a railway.“Their response … is that they didn’t want to test the legislation. We’re not exactly sure why. We’re concerned about some of the response that there was with respect to that.”The legislation allows a government arbitrator to decide if a signed service agreement between a shipping company and a railway has been violated, but most grain handlers don’t have such contracts.That means rail companies determine the level of service they’re going to provide to grain companies and there are no provisions for penalties, Boyd said.CN spokesman Mark Hallman said earlier this month that the railway has been performing at a record pace with grain car shipments about 12 per cent higher than the five-year average. Hallman said CN uses shorter trains during cold weather to ensure brakes can be used properly, which affects shipment capacity.Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz announced Feb. 3 that Ottawa plans to keep closer tabs on rail companies by requiring them to report monthly on their performance instead of every three months. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Jennifer Graham, The Canadian Press Posted Feb 19, 2014 12:31 pm MDT Saskatchewan cabinet minister to meet with rail companies over grain backlog
Experienced left back from Slovenia, Ognjen Backovic (31) will play in the 2. Bundesliga next season. His new team is Ludwigshafen Friesenheim, ambitious one, for the competition on “united” second level of quality in Germany. Backovic, who played in many teams in Spain (Teucro, Puerto Sagunto, Logrono), had experience of playing in Germany (GWD Minden). Last season he spent in the ASOBAL member, Puerto Sagunto.With Slovenia NT, Backovic won silver medal at the EHF EURO 2004 in Slovenia. Ludwigshafen Friesenheim handballOgnjen Backovic ← Previous Story Danijel Andjelkovic will be back in October Next Story → Madrid to host the Spanish Supercup!
IF THE THOUGHT of trying to plug in a charger with an upside down cable is enough to leave you annoyed, you will be glad to hear that a solution is on the way.The USB 3.0 Promoter Group has announced that the next generation of USBs are currently being developed. The new model, called Type-C, will be the same size as a micro USB connector and will allow for scalable power charging.The real draw is that they are reversible, meaning that users can plug it into their devices without having to worry about whether it’s the right way up, or which end of the cable they’re plugging in.However, the new model will be incompatible with existing USB cables and ports.A final specification is expected to be published by the middle of 2014 meaning that the first batch of devices using the new ports won’t arrive until 2015.Read: Has your computer slowed down over time? Here’s why, and how to fix it >Read: Vintage Apple computer sells for more than €500k >
(Photo of the group I volunteered with along with Adi Roche and some of the older boys at Vesnova) CHILDREN ROCKING BACK and forth for hours on end, hitting their heads against walls, grinding their teeth, scraping their faces and putting their hands down their throats.Some of the children’s teeth were in very bad condition and they were offered very little love, affection – or indeed care – by many of the nurses minding them.This is what I witnessed when I volunteered at Vesnova Children’s Mental Asylum in Belarus last month.I was expecting children with physical and learning disabilities. I was expecting to see the physical effects that the Chernobyl disaster has caused.I wasn’t expecting to see children treated as if they weren’t human or didn’t count.I wasn’t expecting to hear about the adult institutions where people are beaten and abused.(Child in Vesnova asylum with nurse at the side, Brendan Galvin) DisasterThe Chernobyl disaster happened in 1986 when an explosion and fire at a nuclear plant released large amounts of radioactive particles.A new UN Report now states that Chernobyl released over 400 times (and not 100 times as originally quoted) the amount of radiation that was released in the Hiroshima bombing.Children born in Belarus since 1986 are affected by a 200 per cent increase in birth defects and a 250 per cent increase in congenital birth deformities.Walking around the asylum, it was pointed out to me that the trees have also been contaminated. What I thought were nests, were actually radioactive growths.Founder of the Chernobyl children international charity, Adi Roche said,Radiation knows no territorial boundaries, it doesn’t apply for an entry or an exit visa, it travels wherever the winds take it. At 1.23 am on 26 April 1986 a silent war was declared against the innocent peoples of Belarus, Western Russia and Northern Ukraine. A war in which they could not see the enemy, a war in which they could send no standing army, a war in which there was no weapon, no antidote, no safe haven, no emergency exit. Why? Because the enemy was invisible, the enemy was radiation.Reality of lifeThere were about 160 children aged between four and 20 years old at the orphanage that I was in.The children have beds, they are fed and are changed but that’s where their care ends.I saw a child being fed a full bowl of what I can only describe as slop in 46 seconds.(Photo:Brendan Galvin)It took myself and those who travelled with me at least 10 minutes to feed a child. In one case, I saw the child lie down and the food was literally poured into his mouth.That was the case for the children who couldn’t feed themselves due to physical disability.The children who could were brought into a large cafeteria – where the sight of them gulping down food as quickly as they could was actually horrifying.Adi Roche was with us on the trip and she lined up our group so we could witness the speed at which these children ate.It was clear by looking at them that food wasn’t something they enjoyed, it was just another part of their day were they had to fight to survive.At one stage, I saw an older girl move towards an extra piece of fish that was on a plate a few tables away. She got up from her seat and made a run for it with a spoon in her hand. A nurse ran after her and the girl began shaking badly, she dropped the plate in the panic and the food fell to the floor.She then got on her hands and knees and began eating from the ground.AttitudeThe orphanage itself is in good condition and is kept extremely clean. There’s even a sensory room where lighting and music and exercise toys can be used to relax the children.This was one of the most rewarding parts of the trip; I would walk into a unit (there were eight units in the asylum) and pick a child, feeling awful that I couldn’t attend to every one and I’d bring that child into the sensory room and spend as long as I could giving them my full attention.One little boy, Zgorik, who spent his days with his fingers in his ears and rocking his body at speed relaxed so much he started singing.To see a child enjoy himself like this, even for just a few minutes, means so much when you consider that he never gets hugged or held or any affection until the next group of volunteers come in.(viaYouTube)The resources have improved hugely. Chernobyl Children International, founded by Adi Roche, has transformed what was a dark, dirty and damp building – where children were dying – into a clean, colourful orphanage.The children have beds made by Irish carpenters; wheelchairs have been provided so that the children who have no movement can sit up; there’s the sensory room, and even a hall with a stage for the children to practise plays and perform.The real issue seems to be the attitude towards these children.It seems that the sensory room sits empty until the next group of volunteers come and use them.Belarusian State TV interviewed me about why I was volunteering when I was out there. One of the questions was,Why did you leave your beautiful life and clothes to come out here and be with these children, you know they’re not well? That really sums it up. The attitude seems to ‘be don’t look at these children with all their problems when we have perfectly beautiful children just over here’.I witnessed most of the nurses do their job and nothing more.No compassion was shown for the children.(Photo: Vesnova asylum, Brendan Galvin)When we went to visit homes around the area, it became clear that poverty is a huge problem. So the view that many have towards the living conditions in the orphanage is “Why do they get to live in such good conditions when we must suffer?”The asylum isn’t seen so much as a place to care for people, it’s considered by many as more of a holding place.(Vesnova asylum, Brendan Galvin)When these children turn 18 they will be forced into the adult asylums. These asylums also keep convicts and there is widespread abuse within them. We were told horrific stories of people with difficulties being tied to radiators, of abuse and rape within the asylums, and of beatings.Three children who were in the Children’s Mental Asylum the week I was there were being sent to an adult asylum the following week.Independent LivingChernobyl Children International have built homes so that the teenagers who can live independently can escape the adult institutions.The Independent Living Project has really given hope for a future.However in June 2013, the boys unit was burned down by a freak bolt of lightening. Thankfully everybody escaped unharmed and CCI is currently rebuilding a new unit.We visited both the girls and boys units on my trip. The girls house was full of fun. They wanted to play the music we had brought them and dance with us and enjoy themselves.Adi explained that some of the girls had been abused and how one girl in particular was going through the menopause as her womb had been removed after a forced abortion after she was raped.She was only in her twenties.This girl hugged me when I walked into the house and I think she hugged me every time I saw her for the rest of my trip. She was around the same age as me, we both lived in Europe but our lives couldn’t have been any more different.We also visited the boys home. The men ranged in age from 18 to 33.This was a quieter visit. While the girls had excitedly opened the gift bags we had brought them full of make-up and jewellery and perfume, the boys were more reserved.They showed us their rooms where they kept their belongings very neatly.A few items: a comb, a watch and deodorant placed carefully on a windowsill. A framed photo of themselves with a volunteer from the past.All so neat, the comparison with teenage boys’ bedrooms in Ireland struck me.The men all lined up before we left and we hugged on our way out the door. Once I got back on the bus I thought to myself how reserved they had been but when I turned back around to the house, there was somebody at every window waving us goodbye.It was like they couldn’t keep up the cool act anymore and it was very sweet.Homes of HopeWe also got the chance to visit a “Home of Hope”. This is where children escape institutional care and are put in a foster home.The children in the family we visited obviously adored their foster mother and were happily playing music.One of the little girls had been sexually abused by their father and passed around their village until the age of four. She’s been fostered with her little brother.The children were very excited by the toys we had brought them and one of the little boys was in awe of the touch screen on my phone. He became quite the pro at taking selfies:Final ThoughtsI left thinking that what I had witnessed was a drop in the ocean. There are 300 orphanages in Belarus and this is the best one.I thought about the mundane lives of these children and how the only bit of hope they have is the groups of volunteers that travel over, and the lucky ones who get to come to Ireland during the summer or over Christmas.I thought about what I had witnessed and the hopelessness of the whole situation but then I stopped myself. I now think about what faced Adi Roche when she first went into Vesnova and witnessed the children in straitjackets with shaved heads, dying at an alarming rate.Roche said:The death count was so high that we had to stop counting or we would have lost the will to go on.I now think about the huge difference that Irish people have made to these children’s lives.Every volunteer who takes time out and raises money for the charity, every Irish family that brings over a child, every builder who goes over to work tirelessly to improve their living conditions. Everybody who donates and works on behave of these children.I first thought that, regardless of the awful physical and mental challenges these children face, the saddest thing was that they didn’t have anyone who loved them.I now think the saddest thing is that those of us who love them are over 2,000 kilometres away.The Chernobyl disaster happened before I was born. I vaguely knew about it from what I had learned in school growing up but it’s taken a trip there to make me understand the true implications of the disaster and the destruction it has left behind.Adi Roche said:Over the years, as other disasters vie for the world’s attention, Chernobyl has been relegated to the realm of history. But the impact of Chernobyl is still very real and very present to the children who must live in an environment poisoned with radioactivity.
Source: Laura Hutton/Photocall IrelandHowever investigating gardaí confirmed that the woman “died in violent circumstances”.A technical and forensic examination of the scene is ongoing and investigating gardaí are continuing to detain the 21-year-old who was arrested this morning.Originally published 8.56pmRead: Man (21) arrested after the body of woman was discovered in Bray overnight> GARDAÍ HAVE SAID they are treating the death of a 50-year-old woman in Bray, Co Wicklow, as murder, following preliminary results of a post-mortem.A 21-year-old man was arrested at 11am this morning after the woman’s body was discovered at a house on Southern Cross Road overnight.This evening, gardaí said they are now investigating the incident as a murder.Premilinary post-mortem results have been furnished to the investigating team. Gardaí said they would not be publishing details for operational reasons.
We got our very first look at Resident Evil 7 during Sony’s E3 press event. The segment seen during the demo was never intended to be in the final game and was created purely to show how different Resident Evil 7 was from past entries. Yesterday, Capcom revealed a new trailer that contains actual in-game footage. It is every bit as terrifying as you would imagine.In the trailer, we see a female (who is presumably the main character) playing a deadly game of hide-and-seek with a creepy person holding a lantern. The gameplay is reminiscent of titles like Outlast and Alien: Isolation, in that you are mainly trying to not be discovered by any would-be aggressors.Graphically speaking, the footage from this trailer looks much more impressive than that of the previous demo. Sure, it all looks extremely frightening, but also beautiful in its own disturbing way.Resident Evil 7 may be emulating a number of current survival horror games, but this actually helps return it to its roots. Yes, the gameplay and camera angle are vastly different from what we’ve seen before, but this title will bring out the same feelings of fear, dread, and despair that one felt while playing the original three games.Resident Evil 7 will have combat and puzzles just like all of the other entries, but the main focus is on delivering a truly great and scary survival horror experience.We won’t have to wait very long to play Resident Evil 7 as it is will hit Steam, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on January 24. The game will also be compatible with PlayStation VR… because playing it on a regular TV clearly isn’t scary enough for Capcom and Sony. <>
Unai Emery was announced as the new Arsenal coach and one of the biggest stars of the team, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, insisted that he is very much looking forward to meeting this manager.The Armenian offensive star claimed that he hasn’t been given a chance to meet Emery yet and he hasn’t discussed his appointment with his teammates but he hopes that he will bring new ideas to the club.The former Manchester United midfielder spoke about Emery as he said, according to Goal:“I hope he will bring new tactical ideas and spirit to Arsenal. I hope he will succeed.”Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“I still haven’t had the opportunity to meet him, we didn’t have time to talk with each other.”“I haven’t talked to my team-mates about him either, I would like to meet him. ”“Everyone in the club is a professional himself – everyone knows what he should do and what he is expected to do.”
Office Of The Governor/FlickrGov. Greg Abbott speaks during a roundtable discussion on school safety, May 22, 2018 in Austin. It was the first of several planned discussions following the shooting at Santa Fe High School.The focus of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s meetings on school safety and mass shootings is shifting to those who have been closest to the recent violence, including students, surviving victims and even one person who grabbed a gun and fought back.Abbott called for the meetings after last week’s attack at Santa Fe High School. Following two days of hearing from education officials, law enforcement, mental health experts and gun control and gun rights groups, Thursday’s meeting will include more than 30 people who can provide personal accounts of the attack in Santa Fe, and last November’s shooting at a rural church in Sutherland Springs.Most of those attending are students, families and staff from the Santa Fe shooting. Also invited are two survivors of the church shooting, the church pastor, and Stephen Willeford, who lives across the street from the church and has been hailed as a hero for grabbing a rifle and shooting back at the attacker.Abbott and Texas are being closely watched for how the state reacts to the violence of recent mass shootings.The governor is a staunch supporter of gun rights. He has worked to relax the state’s gun possession laws in recent years and few expect proposals for any major new restrictions to emerge from this week’s meetings.Texas’ reaction to the Santa Fe shooting so far has been in sharp contrast to the response after the Feb. 14 shooting rampage at a high school in Parkland, Florida, that killed 17 people. Three weeks after that massacre, Florida politicians passed a gun-control package after a lobbying campaign led by student survivors of the attack.In Texas, the Republican leadership has called for arming more teachers, “hardening” campuses with more security, and limiting access to and from schools. Abbott has resisted calls from a handful of state lawmakers to call the Legislature into special session to address gun violence and school safety.Callie Wylie, a 16-year-old Santa Fe High student, and her father are among those meeting with Abbott on Thursday. On Monday, she was standing at a memorial for the victims when she told The Associated Press that the violence is not a “gun problem.”“Something needs to happen,” Wylie said. “But I don’t think at this time people need to be pushing politics on us and telling us, ‘Oh, this is gun control.’”But Rhonda Hart, a military veteran whose daughter Kimberly Vaughan was killed at Santa Fe, said Texas should make it much harder to buy and own guns. She is not among those listed for the meeting with Abbott.“You should have to wait a week, have counseling, and walk through lines of protesters who tell you you’re a murderer” to buy a gun, Hart said Wednesday. Share
It may not be as miraculous as turning water into wine, or as wealth-generating as turning dirt into gold, but we still think this is a very cool trick: Researchers have transformed mature skin cells directly into mature blood cells. Crucially, this was done without reverting the cells to a flexible, “pluripotent” stage in which the cells can grow into any form.The technique, described in Nature, could lead to lab-grown blood cells for transfusions and transplants for people with bone marrow diseases. Researchers think this new process may be safer than previous methods.By skipping the pluripotent step, the researchers believe they have skirted the risk that the replacement cells might form dangerous tumors. [Los Angeles Times]The research team, lead by Mickie Bhatia, coaxed the skin cells into becoming blood cells via a harmless virus that carried a gene called OCT4 into the cells–this reprogrammed the cells, turning their developmental clock back part of the way. Then the cells were incubated in a mixture of cell-stimulating proteins, called cytokines, which directed them on their new paths as either red blood cells, white blood cells, or platelets. The ability to grow a specific kind of blood cell has exciting clinical possibilities.“If the patient has anaemia, they only need red blood cells, so we can change the recipe and make those. If we wanted to treat someone with a blood coagulation disorder, we change the recipe again and make platelets,” said Mickie Bhatia. [The Guardian]Bypassing the pluripotent cell stage has another advantage besides reducing the risk of tumor growth. Previous transformations that guided cells through an embryonic-like stage produced fetal blood, rather than adult human blood. This fetal blood has a different type of hemoglobin than adult blood, and holds tighter to oxygen. The new process makes adult blood, which is much more useful.Being able to take one type of cell and turn it into another would be a great boon to patient-specific stem cell therapies. For example, doctors could take the skin cells of a leukemia patient and use them to make new, non-cancerous blood cells, instead of requiring a bone marrow transplant from a donor.And while we can’t be sure how the human body will react to these lab-engineered cells, in Bhatia’s tests the transmogrified cells acted exactly like normal blood cells. The researchers tested the cells on mice and found that they didn’t cause stem cell-related tumors, called teratomas; the cells were also incorporated successfully into the animals’ bone marrows.The ultimate test would be transplanting the cells into humans, says Bhatia, but that isn’t on the cards — at least not yet. “The clinical side is going to be a lot of work,” he says. “At least from our estimation, this is the most encouraging result we’ve seen for using blood cells for cell-replacement therapy.” [Nature News]One of the worries about using these types of lab-engineered cells is that we might not fully understand what they are, if they differ from natural cells, and how they’d behave in a human being.In particular, epigenetic modifications — changes that modify gene expression without altering the DNA sequence — could differ between blood cells produced naturally and those created by direct conversion. “The journey from a zygote to a specialized blood cell is very long. The journey from a fibroblast to a blood cell in a petri dish may take a very different route,” says [stem cell biologist George] Daley. [Nature News]Related content:80beats: UK Aims to Create “Unlimited” Supply of Synthetic Blood from Stem Cells80beats: The Trouble With Lab-Created Stem Cells—and Why They Won’t Displace Embryonic Ones80beats: Gene Therapy Hope for HIV: Engineered Stem Cells Hold Promise80beats: GE Plans to Use Human Embryonic Stem Cells as Lab Rats80beats: One Step Closer to Embryo-Free (and Controversy-Free) Stem CellsDISCOVER: Can Stem Cells Save Dying Hearts?Image: iStockphoto
Tags: Florida, Zika Share Good news out of Florida: No Zika found in samples so far << Previous PostNext Post >> Friday, April 28, 2017 Source: The Associated Press TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida agriculture officials say no mosquitoes in the state have tested positive for the Zika virus so far this year.A statement from the state’s Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services says nearly 90,000 individual mosquitoes have been tested for the virus linked to severe birth defects. None of the mosquitoes from more than 6,500 samples have tested positive for the presence of Zika so far.Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam has said as summer begins, it’s important that Florida communities have the resources they need for Zika response efforts.A Zika outbreak in Miami’s Wynwood arts district last year was the first on the U.S. mainland. It lingered for more than a month but was limited to a small geographic area, much like previous outbreaks of mosquito-borne viruses in Florida.
The national carrier, Garuda Indonesia is planning to launch flights connecting Bali to Mumbai. With the objective of tapping into the large honeymoon and Hindu pilgrimage market in India, the airlines may operate charter flights in advance of plans for scheduled departures.“The Indian market has great potential. There are two strong potential markets in India, those undertaking a honeymoon and those on a religious pilgrimage. The middle to upper classes of India are those that generally go on a religious journey to Bali,” Garuda’s Commercial Director, Handayani said.
From glittering mosques and towering mountains to frankincense and beekeeping, the Arab nation of Oman is embracing tourism whilst staying true to its 6,000-year-old history.Source: BBC
Police have announced that some roads will be closed in Limassol on Sunday for the carnival parade.The parade will take place on Makarios avenue. It will start at 1pm and conclude at 9pm with a carnival party at the old harbour square.The road starting from Enaerios traffic lights and up to the Ayios Nicolaos roundabout will be closed from 8am.Makarios avenue will be closed between 9am and 9pm up, from the Enaerios traffic lights up to the traffic lights junction with Apostolos Varnavas avenue.All the streets north and south of Makarios avenue will remain closed from its junction with the October 28th avenue (Enaerios) up to the junction with Apostolos Varnavas avenue.Drivers are urged to adhere to police instructions and only park their vehicles in municipal and designated private parking spaces in the area. You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoYahoo SearchYou’ve Never Seen Luxury Like This On A Cruise Ship. Search Luxury Mediterranean CruisesYahoo SearchUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboola
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