Those who thought stem cell research was about helping people afflicted with disease may become alarmed over Stanford’s latest experiment, reported by the UK News Telegraph: the creation of a lab rat with all human brain cells. The article quotes Wesley Smith of Centre for Bioethics and Culture warning, “biotechnology is becoming dangerously close to raging out of control,” and writing, “Scientists are engaging in increasingly macabre experiments that threaten to mutate nature and the human condition.” Actor Michael J. Fox uses a mouse puppet to encourage popular support for Stanford stem cell research. Irving Weissman, the leader of the research team, promised that he would “monitor the experiment closely and destroy them at the slightest suggestion of human-like brain patterns.” The stem cells for the experiment are to be taken from aborted human fetuses. The article quotes William Cheshire, a neurology professor at the Mayo Clinic and a Christian activist, preaching, “We must be careful not to violate the integrity of humanity or of animal life. Research projects that create human-animal chimeras risk disturbing fragile ecosystems, endanger health and affront species integrity” But such sermons are likely to fall on deaf ears in the modern biotech lab, which long ago jettisoned the Judeo-Christian foundation for ethics, and now views protestors as a mere nuisance (see 02/11/2005 entry). Since there is no ban on this kind of research, and since the Darwinists view all life as clumps of cells, which are in turn clumps of chemicals, there is no stopping their tinkering with human life in the same manner as they would mix reagents in a test tube. The thought of a human-mouse mixture will undoubtedly be fodder for jokes and cartoons in some quarters, but it is deadly serious. We are well on the way into a Darwinian brave new world, treating human flesh as a commodity, with eager labs racing to outdo each other, well funded from government and taxpayer largesse (see 02/18/2005 entry). Proponents tantalize onlookers with promises of miracle cures, but what horrors this uncontrolled, values-free enterprise will produce can only be imagined.(Visited 6 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
26 February 2013 South African Breweries (SAB) is to construct a R700-million maltings plant in Alrode, east of Johannesburg as part of its drive to support the local economy through job creation, as well to help empower small farmers. The new plant, which is expected to be completed in 2015, will allow SAB to reduce its malted barley imports and develop the local agricultural sector. “It will allow us to drive even higher local sourcing of barley which will, in turn, help drive the empowerment of small farmers in some of the most poverty-stricken areas of South Africa,” SAB executive chairperson Norman Adami said in a statement. It is estimated that the maltings plant will increase local sourcing of barley from its current 65% to as much as 95%. with our barley breeding programme and with local farmers to develop competitive local barley varieties,” said SAB’s managing director, Mauricio Leyva. “We will partner with leading suppliers to ensure an innovative and cost-efficient design using cutting-edge technology. “We will also strive to ensure we maximise local industry involvement in the construction of the new plant in order to help develop the communities in which we operate,” Leyva said. The plant will be built next to the existing brewey in Alrode, the industrial suburb of Alberton, and construction is expected to start in mid-2013 when the land ownership transfer has been completed. The current Alrode plant will be decommissioned once the new one is fully operational. “The new maltings plant will have significant cost-saving and growth benefits for SAB,” Leyva said. “It will allow us to reduce our exposure to volatile international markets and replace a significant share of our imported malt and barley with local barley.” SAinfo reporter “We have been looking at ways to locally source more of our agricultural raw materials, including barley, for some time, building on the work we have been doing
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Field days are a great chance in the late summer weeks leading up to harvest to get a free lunch, but they can also be a valuable opportunity to help make profitable decisions for 2016.There were a number of challenges with crop production in 2015 and field days offer a glimpse into how hybrids performed under the challenging conditions. Matt Hutcheson, product manager for Seed Consultants, Inc., said that his company’s field days gives customers an important chance to assess the hybrids and varieties being offered and see how they handle the problems that are showing up in 2015.“In many areas of the state, diseases have developed in both corn and soybean fields. Weather played a big part in the appearance and development of disease. For soybeans, sclerotinia white mold (SWM), sudden death syndrome (SDS), and frogeye leaf spot (FE) have developed late in the season. Rainy weather from May through July created an environment conducive to SWM development below the canopy. SDS has appeared in areas of fields where soil compaction exists and soil was saturated for long periods of time this spring. Wet weather has also cause FE to develop in certain areas of the state, especially on susceptible varieties,” Hutcheson said. “In corn, gray leaf spot (GLS), which can be identified by lesions that look like elongated rectangles, became a problem in certain areas of Ohio this year, requiring growers to apply a fungicide. GLS development occurs where conditions such as periods of heavy dew, fog, or light rain exist. Northern corn leaf blight (NCLB), identified by large “cigar-shaped” lesions, showed up in Ohio fields as much as two weeks earlier than normal this year and caused severe leaf damage on susceptible hybrids where disease pressure was heavy. NCLB development occurs as a result of wet, humid weather where periods of heavy dew and fog exist.”Seeing diseases in field day plots and in fields at the home farm should provide valuable clues about hybrid and variety selection for 2016.“In fields where these diseases developed, growers should consider crop rotation away from corn, tilling residues, and planting hybrids with good resistance to disease in the future,” he said.Ohio State University Extension agronomist Harold Watters said the opportunities at field days should not be missed to learn more about what is happening in fields.“Don’t just sit and listen, get into the field and look. As I drive down the road this late summer I see what disease has done to both corn and soybeans. And as I talk with growers this year, some admit to taking chances on disease resistance that did not work out. But for others who picked those good tolerant hybrids — their crop is virtually clean. Soybeans — yes it’s about roots. We were just too wet for this crop. Still we have SDS, Brown stem rot even Phytophthora root rot showing up in places we haven’t seen before,” Watters said. “So I have a neighbor who asked if I want to go to a seed company meeting. My response: ‘no.’ I want to go to their field day to see what their hybrids and varieties are doing. Because this is a really good year to see disease problems, the hybrid/variety disease package will be obvious — so go, look and choose good genetics, adapted to Ohio, for next year.”
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Despite the absence of the superstars, India were able to put it across Thailand 2-1 in the men’s tennis team event at the Aoti Sports Complex on Sunday. India face Chinese Taipei in the semi-finals and are now assured of a bronze medal even if they lose.On a day when US college kid Sanam Singh played in his inimitable style, he defeated 546th ranked Kittipong Wachiramanowong 6-1, 6-4 in the first singles match in an hour and eight minutes.Sanam played as he always does, aggressive from the back and at the net with good hands. As one who hardly plays pro tennis now because of university commitments, the way he handled Kittipong was admirable.In fact, after the match, Thailand captain Paradorn Srichaphan took Sanam aside and told him about his potential.”He has good hands and can develop as a player. I think he should turn pro quickly.” Paradorn told Indian coach Enrico Piperno.In the second singles, Indian star Somdev Devvarman had to dig deep into his reserves to put it across seasoned pro Danai Udomchoke for a 7-5, 7-5 win in an hour and 43 minutes.In a match between two players of identical styles who hit the ball hard and deep, Somdev came up with an extra shot when needed to win points. The Commonwealth Games gold medallist has his task cut out in open events and is ready for the grind.Considering that the men’s team is without Leander Paes, Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna, the morale has been high. Proof of it is how the team has played with spirit. However, in the inconsequential doubles, Karan Rastogi and Vishnu Vardhan lost in straight sets.advertisementMeanwhile, the Indian team management has decided to field Sania Mirza in singles and mixed doubles with Somdev Devvarman in the open events. “As per the rules, a player can compete in only two events. So we decided to put Sania in singles and mixed doubles. There will be two doubles pairs in the women’s section,” said Piperno.
The Sydney Academy of Sport in Narrabeen will play host to the camp – in preparation for the five Australian teams to take on New Zealand for the first time at a Masters level since the World Cup three years ago. Australia’s Men’s 30’s, Women’s 30’s, Men’s 40’s, Men’s 45’s and Men’s 50’s will train for the first time as Australian sides this weekend following the selection of the teams at the 2010 X-Blades National Touch League in March. Touch Football Australia’s High Performance Manager, Wayne Grant, says that it will be a busy weekend in Narrabeen. “All five teams are training. They will start with a little bit of an induction process and all get their uniform allocation and then they break off into their teams, start training and play some trials games. The referees are along too and they will referee the trial games.”Grant says the camp is crucial in the lead up to the series to be held in Townsville from Friday, 11 to Sunday, 13 June 2010. “It’s our one and only organised camp because of the time frames from when the teams were selected up until the event so it’s pretty important as it is the only one we will have before (the series),” he said. With just over four weeks to go until the series, the players are excited about the chance to represent their country against New Zealand. “They are all very keen because it’s the first Masters event internationally that we’ve had since 2007, most of them are really keen and looking forward to playing especially in front of family and friends so it should be a good event,” Grant said. The Masters Trans Tasman Test Series will be held in conjunction with the North Queensland Championships at Queens Park, Townsville on the June long weekend.
TagsTransfersAbout the authorChris BeattieShare the loveHave your say Rangers boss Gerrard confirms interest in Everton midfielder Dowellby Chris Beattie10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveRangers boss Steven Gerrard has confirmed interest in Everton midfielder Kieran Dowell.The Everton youngster has only featured in the Carabao Cup this term and could leave on loan in January.Gerrard has watched the youngster closely and may look to tie up a deal.He said, “He’s an Under-21 international.”He’s a player I admire but there’s not really anything else to say on that at the moment as he’s an Everton player.”
Klopp insists no BVB formula for Liverpool seasonby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has not implemented a specific plan for Liverpool’s title-run. The German won the Bundesliga twice with Borussia Dortmund, temporarily displacing perennial favourites Bayern Munich.Liverpool are currently perched on top of the Premier League table, but Klopp says there is no formula to successfully win the title.”If it happens, we will see how we deal with it,” he said. “There is nothing we can prepare. It sounds like a luxury problem to be honest.”I didn’t write it down when I was at Dortmund, saying ‘we dealt with it like that’ – we didn’t deal with it like that. We will see. It’s life and in life you always find a solution as long as you are healthy.”Our people have learnt a lot in the last couple of years. They trust the team again and all the things around are not important.”You need luck with players injury-wise and in the games, you need all that, the key moments, and we don’t know if that will happen.”We don’t think about it really – that’s the truth. Who thinks in January about being champions? When I was with Dortmund, we were always in the tunnel because we had no time to think about anything else.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
Barcelona goalkeeper Ter Stegen on penalty save: I went with feelingby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen was proud of his clean sheet for their 0-0 draw at Champions League opponents Borussia Dortmund.The German international made a string of fine saves in the game to ensure Barça kept a clean sheet, including stopping Marco Reus’ penalty. “I think they had some clear chances at times when we weren’t organised very well, but I think we played well,” Ter Stegen said after the game. “With the quality they have, it’s difficult to avoid (them having chances).” Ter Stegen, who kept his first clean sheet of the season, said that “we’re happy in the end because we have got a point here.” As for his penalty save from Germany teammate Reus, he added: “It’s difficult to study him because he always changes. It was just a feeling that I had and I am happy to have saved it.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say