EU Court Ruling Lumps CRISPRd Crops With GMOs

first_img CRISPR crops are no different from genetically modified organisms, and they should be subject to the same rigid regulations, Europe’s highest court ruled.The decision, determined this week by the Court of Justice of the European Union in Luxembourg, is a major blow to proponents of gene-edited foods.A 2001 EU directive, aimed at species into which entire genes had been inserted, limits the planting and sale of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) across the continent.Plants made using the technique of mutagenesis—the changing of DNA without adding foreign genetic material—developed before 2001 are exempt from the law.Advocates argue that genetic superweapon CRISPR, heralded for its advancements in curing disease, should not be highly regulated. After all, the resulting crops are exactly what you’d get through the much slower process of breeding.Alas, the Court of Justice this week announced that “organisms obtained by mutagenesis are GMOs.”“In so far as the techniques and methods … alter the genetic material of an organism in a way that does not occur naturally,” according to the ruling, published on Wednesday.Washington, D.C.-based environmental organization Friends of the Earth applauded the court’s “forward-thinking decision,” suggesting that “all product made with genetic engineering … should be regulated, assessed for health and environmental impacts, and labeled.”Many researchers, however, believe this may be the beginning of the end for plant biotech in Europe.Crop geneticist Nigel Halford, a professor at Rothamsted Research in the UK, called the conclusion “tremendously disappointing,” telling Nature that “it’s a real hit to the head.”Stefan Jansson, a plant physiologist at Umeå University in Sweden, agreed, adding that “this will have a chilling effect on research, in the same way that GMO legislation has had a chilling effect for 15 years now.”While gene-editing techniques aren’t going anywhere anytime soon, there is some concern that European companies will lose interest in manufacturing them.As per this legislation, all new inventions—including CRISPR-Cas9 food—will have to go through the EU’s lengthy approval process.“From a practical perspective, I don’t think this will be at all of interest for business,” Kai Purnhagen, a legal scholar at Wageningen University and Research in the Netherlands, explained to Nature. “So they will move somewhere else.”There is a possible loophole, though: If scientists can prove their gene-editing techniques are as safe as mutagenesis methods already exempt from the law (i.e. irradiation), they, too, could earn immunity.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. CRISPR-Modified Babies Cursed With Short LifespanAntidote to Deadly Box Jellyfish Venom Discovered Stay on targetlast_img read more

At The Court Martial Audience Media Sent Out Of Court

first_imgBy Yankuba Jallow / Kebba SeckaThe five panelists of the General Court-Martial presiding over the trial of twelve military officers facing nine counts of treason, yesterday 26th March 2018, ordered the media and the audience including family members of the accused persons, to leave the courtroom.Lawyer A.N. Yusuf represented the State alongside Lieutenant Yusupha Jallow and others, whilst Lawyer Sheriff Kumba Jobe and others appeared for the Defence.Lawyer Yusuf made an application that the case be heard in camera and asked the court to grant him his application for the media and the audience to leave the court premises; that the application was made in order to safeguard the integrity of the witness whom he described as a public figure. His application was objected to by Lawyer Sheriff Kumba Jobe on behalf of the defence team and relied on certain provisions of the Constitution.The Court granted the application and ordered the media as well as the audience to vacate the Courtroom.Readers may recall that Captain Yaya Jammeh, Lieutenant Abdoulie Jarju, Lieutenant Yaya Jammeh, Sergeant Malick Bojang, Private Mbemba Camara, Sergeant Baboucar Sanyang, Lance Couple Samboujang Bojang, Corporal Lamin Gibba, Corporal Sulayman Sanyang, Corporal Ebrima Jallow, Lance Coroporal Abba Badjie, Private Mbemba Camara and Private Alieu Sanneh, are facing nine charges of treason, mutiny and others.last_img read more

Official Fenerbahce deny interest in Moussa Sissoko

first_imgFenerbahce have denied suggestions that they are looking to sign Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Moussa SissokoThe France international is yet to make another appearance for Spurs after playing the full 90 minutes of their opening day 2-1 win at Newcastle United.Sissoko was again absent in Monday night’s shocking 3-0 win over Manchester United at Old Trafford.But Fenerbahce, who have been heavily linked with a move for the 29-year-old, have now moved to deny the speculation.“In the public opinion, the news that we are attempting to transfer Moussa Sissoko…does not reflect the truth,” read a statement, via Sky Sports.Christian Eriksen, Tottenham, SpursPochettino: ‘Happy’ Christian Eriksen ready for Spurs action Andrew Smyth – September 12, 2019 Mauricio Pochettino insists Christian Eriksen is “happy” and in the right frame of mind for Tottenham despite his failed summer exit.“Regarding a transfer of Moussa Sissoko to our club, there has been no contact with the player, the manager or the club.”Sissoko joined Spurs in 2016 for £30m, but has struggled to establish himself under manager Mauricio Pochettino.25 Premier League starts in two years and 35 more as a sub is what he has to show for in two years.Although, Sissoko still has just under three years remaining on his current contract at North Londonlast_img read more

Why Resident Evil crushes every other video game movie

first_img Culture Video Games The spectacular gunplay of the movies matches some of the later, more action-packed games, but overall the tone is very different from the survival horror spirit of the games. “We’re not trying to look like a video game, which is a mistake some video game movies make,” says Anderson, who wrote all the films and directed four of them. A lot of filmmakers try and appeal to both markets and fail to get either, added film journalist Luke Owen, author of a book about video game movies, Lights, Camera, Game Over! He points to a first-person sequence in the movie version of Doom that mirrors the original gameplay.”It sounded great on paper — a literal adaptation of the game’s format — but in reality you’re not in control, so it’s not as satisfying,” he says.The Resident Evil films began with the 1996 hit game Resident Evil, known in Japan as Biohazard, which invented the survival horror genre and spawned a best-selling series of its own. “I love the game,” Anderson says. “Milla used to play it with her brother. Michelle Rodriguez was a big fan. When we come together to make one of these movies it’s always with a massive amount of passion from the people in front of the camera and behind the camera.” According to Box Office Mojo, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider is the top-grossing video game movie, raking in $166 million in theaters — but even that only just covered the film’s $115 million budget. Warcraft was infamously rescued from a dire US opening by success in China. Other big-budget adaptations like 2010’s Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time and Assassin’s Creed couldn’t recoup even half their production costs during their theatrical runs, despite big names like Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Fassbender on the marquee.Let’s face it, most video game movies tank because they’re just not very good. At the time The Final Chapter was released, Prince of Persia was the highest-rated video game adaptation on review aggregator Metacritic, but even that has a decidedly average Metascore of 50 — which beats the stale 2018 Tomb Raider reboot’s score of 48.resident-evil-stills-milla-jovovich-guns-corridor.jpgEnlarge Image2002’s “Resident Evil” set the template: Milla Jovovich, a big gun, beer and pizza. Screen Gems Could it be that the Resident Evil films are successful because they’re actually… good? They’re certainly a hell of a lot more fun than the trudgingly average likes of Max Payne or Need for Speed. Apart from a woeful nosedive in the incoherent fourth film (Resident Evil: Afterlife), the series genuinely gets bigger and better with every film, and the increasingly epic fifth and sixth films actually build the series to an unhinged crescendo.Jovovich describes Resident Evil as “perfect beer and pizza movies,” and she’s not wrong.Despite the financial risk of video game adaptations, Hollywood has plenty more in the pipeline. Detective Pikachu, based on the Pokemon spin-off and featuring the vocal talents of Ryan Reynolds, will engage in some on-screen sleuthing this summer. We’ve also heard that a Resident Evil movie reboot will use the seventh game as “a touchstone.”Paul WS Anderson himself is developing a movie based on another Capcom game, Monster Hunter. Tom Hardy was set to star in a Splinter Cell flick. Movies are planned for Call of Duty, Mass Effect, Minecraft — even Tetris, for crying out loud.They can learn a lot from Resident Evil: Keep the budget under control. Welcome non-players. Remember the human element at the heart of the story.And get the beers and pizza in.This article was first published Feb. 1 2017, and updated Jan. 25, 2019 to reflect the release of the Resident Evil 2 remake and further video game adaptations.Batteries Not Included: The CNET team shares experiences that remind us why tech stuff is cool. CNET Magazine: Check out a sampling of the stories you’ll find in CNET’s newsstand edition. 77 Photos Believe it or not, the first Resident Evil movie was something of a trendsetter. Today, hordes of zombies claw at the windows of the mainstream from The Walking Dead to World War Z, but back when the first Resident Evil flick hit, zombies had been shuffling around the straight-to-video bin for 20-odd years. That was 2002, the same year 28 Days Later came out. When Shaun of the Dead and a remake of Dawn of the Dead followed, the zombie genre was well and truly reanimated.Resident Evil movies distinguish themselves from the zombie horde with their technological themes. The all-encompassing Umbrella corporation that’s responsible for the zombie outbreak was a fictional precursor to Facebook, Google and other tech monoliths that have infiltrated our lives. Technological surveillance, one of the defining issues of our age, pervades the movies from the first film’s all-seeing video cameras to the later movies’ omniscient satellites.And with the characters Alice, Jill Valentine, Claire Redfield, Rain Ocampo and Ada Wong, the films (and games) are refreshingly full of capable women. “Nobody in Hollywood was putting money behind female-driven action movies,” remembers Jovovich, who had created a new kind of action hero in The Fifth Element and paved the way for female-fronted action flicks from the Underworld series to the rebooted Ghostbusters.resident-evil-stills-jovovich-ruby-rose.jpgEnlarge ImageAli Larter, Milla Jovovich and Ruby Rose in the sixth movie, “The Final Chapter.” Ilze Kitshoff For gaming fans, familiar characters like Chris and Claire, Ada and Albert Wesker show up in later movies.”Over time the filmmakers realized they needed familiar faces to get the die-hard fans on board,” says Tamoor Hussain, news editor at CNET’s sister site GameSpot. Hussain points out that players will have spent hours, days or years immersed in locations like the Spencer Mansion, Raccoon City or Resident Evil 7’s Baker Estate, giving gamers a strong emotional connection to the source material.resident-evil-stills-apocalypse-nemesis.jpgEnlarge ImageThe Nemesis monster, which had a very different story in the movies than in the games. Screen Gems Hussain cites the unlikely redemption of the hulking Nemesis monster in the second film as a moment that could turn off gamers. The monster had a very different story in the movies than in Resident Evil 3: Nemesis, where he hunted protagonist Jill Valentine.”That damn monster terrorized me for upwards of 20 hours in the games,” he says. “I just refused to buy what the movie was selling me. He’s choked me to death too many times.”That reaction doesn’t surprise Owen.”I think it’s fair to say that most fans of the games aren’t overly fond of the films,” he says. “It’s rare to find any fans of video games who like the movie counterparts.”If you can’t rely on fans of the source material, it’s important for a film series to establish its own audience.”Creating an ongoing story that made audiences want to come back for more was a smart play,” Owen says. “The increasing box office revenue (give or take) between films shows they have created a fan base that want to see the next chapter of Alice’s adventure.”There are enough fans of the saga to ensure each of the sequels opened at No. 1 at the American box office. The series had rung up a running total of $1 billion and counting by the time The Final Chapter wrapped things up in 2017. That’s a long way off the kind of megabucks made by franchises with a similar number of sequels like the Pirates of the Caribbean or Fast and the Furious movies, but it tops lesser franchises such as Saw, Paranormal Activity and American Pie. Heck, the Resident Evil series took more money than the six Jack Ryan movies up to that point, and some of them had Harrison Ford. 17 Photos The 17 most anticipated video games of 2019 10 Filmmakers Enlarge ImageResident Evil: The Final Chapter ended the record-breaking series. Screen Gems Despite video games being a multi-billion dollar industry, they face a steep path to the big screen. Transferring them from console to theater is a huge financial gamble, and many video game movies tank at the box office.Unless they’re Resident Evil movies. Having cracked a record-breaking billion dollars at the box office, the six-film franchise is easily the longest-running, highest-grossing film series ever based on a video game. As reports say Netflix is developing a new TV show based on the games, and the remade Resident Evil 2 game wins rave reviews and inspires nostalgic thinkpieces, we ask what’s behind the blazing success of the zombie-blasting, monster-mashing series. Considering the video game industry raked in $3 billion in the US alone in 2017, you’d think video game movies would be a sure thing. But bona fide hits that the Resident Evil movies are, it’s their relatively frugal budgets that guarantee a healthy profit.”We don’t have Harry Potter money,” laughs Milla Jovovich, who played the heavily armed lead character Alice in all six movies up to 2017’s The Final Chapter.In the first movie, Alice wakes up with no memory, letting the audience discover the world of the films through her eyes — almost like the character you play in a game. But writer, director and series mastermind Paul WS Anderson (who also happens to be married to Jovovich) deliberately avoided re-creating the game’s format or storyline on screen.”Imagine going in to see the first Alien — one of my favorite, favorite movies — and I tell you the order in which [the characters] die,” he says. We’re not trying to look like a video game. Paul WS Anderson, writer and director 2019 movies to geek out over Tags Crave Comments Share your voicelast_img read more

Apple promotes mangrove conservation efforts on Earth Day

first_img Phones Culture Post a comment Happy #EarthDay everyone! What a beautiful world we live in. Let’s all embrace our shared responsibility to each other to take care of our one and only planet Earth. Photos #shotoniPhone by @EstherHavens, Sarah Norvell, Jason Barnes and @VincentRiemer. pic.twitter.com/E3chOkkeEl— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) April 22, 2019 Apple 0 reading • Apple promotes mangrove conservation efforts on Earth Day Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it See All • Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 Aug 31 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors Apple’s report comes a week after the company announced an expansion of its recycling programs. The company said that it was quadrupling the number of locations US customers can send their iPhone to be disassembled by Daisy, its recycling robot. First introduced in 2018, Daisy disassembles old iPhones to make it easier to reuse and recycle their parts. Read more: Go greener with these cool eco-friendly products Share your voice Tags An image of the mangrove forest in Cispatá Bay, Colombia.  Balazs Gardi/Apple To celebrate Earth Day today and promote its own conversation efforts, Apple has posted an in-depth account of its partnership with Conservation International to support a 27,000-acre mangrove forest in Colombia. The company says the forest will eventually sequester 1 million metric tons of CO2. Conservation International says that coastal ecosystems, when damaged, emit their carbon reserves into the atmosphere. The organization estimates that the mangrove forest and other damaged ecosystems could release as much as 1 billion metric tons of CO2 annually — equivalent to the total annual emissions from cars, buses, aircraft and boats in the US in 2017.As part of the company’s Earth Day promotional efforts, Apple CEO Tim Cook tweeted out a number of photos and encouragements: Green tech Applelast_img read more

SBI Maruti Suzuki Tata Motors hit new 52week high as Sensex Nifty

first_imgShares of frontline entities such as State Bank of India (SBI), Maruti Suzuki, Tata Motors, Hero Motocorp, Axis Bank and HDFC zoomed to new 52-week-highs on Wednesday, catapulting equity benchmarks to new highs in the process. The BSE Sensex hit a new year-high of 29,067 before shedding gains to trade at 28,988, up 10 points, at around 12.39 p.m.The 50-scrip NSE Nifty was trading with minor losses of around five points at 8,937 after reaching an intraday high of 8,951.The rally on the 30-scrip BSE Sensex was led by a diversified set of stocks that rose to new year highs. SBI hit Rs. 268.15, Maruti Suzuki Rs. 53,57.95, Tata Motors Rs. 598.60, Axis Bank Rs. 638, GAIL (India) Rs. 407.80 and HDFC Rs. 1,463.25. Tata Motors announced on Tuesday that it won orders to supply 5,000 buses worth Rs.900 crore to 25 state transport units, marking a growth of 80 percent compared to last year. Besides, many other bank stocks such as Kotak Mahindra Bank, Canara Bank, Federal Bank, South Indian Bank, Allahabad Bank and IndusInd Bank also hit new 52-week high. The BSE Bankex was up 0.32 percent on Wednesday, consolidating the 2.96 percent gain the previous day.Earlier, brokerage Angel Broking said in its pre-market note that Indian stock markets were expected to open on a positive note.The rupee opened at a four-month high of 66.36 to the U.S. dollar after closing at 66.52 on Tuesday. “The intra-day range is seen between 66.10-66.50 levels,” IFA Global said in a note on Wednesday.The appreciation is seen as an outcome of sustained buying by foreign institutional investors (FIIs) on the stock and debt markets. On Tuesday, FIIs were net buyers of Indian equities worth Rs. 1,438 crore, according to provisional data released by the National Stock Exchange (NSE).Wipro shares were trading with marginal gains of around 1 percent at Rs. 487.75 after the Bengaluru-based company announced winning a three-year contract from Norway’s railway transport company NSB.The yield on the 6.97% 2026 bond, which is new 10-year debt, was down 4 bps to 6.92 percent on Tuesday while the 7.59% 2026 bond yield dropped 2 bps to 7.10 percent, retail financial services company Geojit BNP Paribas said in a note on Tuesday.last_img read more

Morning brief Emergency in Florida Rahul Gandhi attacks PM Modi ISL results

first_imgHere are some stories from International Business Times India to start your day with:1. Obama declares emergency in Florida as Hurricane Matthew arrives, having pummelled HaitiUS President Barack Obama has declared a state of emergency in the coastal state of Florida as Hurricane Matthew approaches its shores, having wreaked havoc in Haiti, where it has claimed hundreds of lives and caused huge damage to property. Read more…2. Rahul Gandhi says Narendra Modi hiding behind blood of soldiersFollowing the media flaying some members of the Opposition over their comments questioning the surgical strikes, internet and late night television news erupted with the news of Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of indulging in political exploitation over the sacrifices of soldiers. Read more…3. This is what Pepsi and Coke have to say about study highlighting harmful toxins in PET bottlesLeading soft drink companies, including Pepsi and Coca Cola, have responded to claims that products in polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles contain harmful toxins. Read more…4. Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher to have a baby boyMila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher are expecting their second baby any day now and although the couple has been quiet about the sex of baby no. 2, they did finally reveal it. Read more…5. ISL 2016: Marcelinho steals the show as Delhi Dynamos defeat Chennaiyin FCDelhi Dynamos played some wonderful football to pick up three points in their first Indian Super League 2016 match as they defeated defending champions Chennaiyin FC 3-1 at Chennai’s Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on Thursday. Marcelinho’s brace and Badara Badji’s headed goal proved to be enough as Dudu Omagbemi scored the solitary goal for the home team. Read more…last_img read more

27000 Rohingya enter Bangladesh after fresh violence

first_imgThis 30 August, 2017 photo shows Rohingya refugees reaching for food aid at Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhiya near the Bangladesh-Myanmar border. Photo: AFPBangladeshi border guards have recovered two dozen bodies from the country’s shore in the last two days, as tens of thousands of Rohingya Muslims make desperate attempts to flee the worst violence involving the Myanmar minority in at least five years.At the United Nations, the US ambassador to the world body, Nikki Haley, urged Myanmar’s security forces to avoid attacking innocent civilians.Haley condemned recent attacks by the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army but added “as Burmese security forces act to prevent further violence, they have a responsibility to adhere to international humanitarian law, which includes refraining from attacking innocent civilians and humanitarian workers.” Hindu people who fled violence in their village pass time at a temporary internally displaced persons (IDP) camp in Maungdaw, Myanmar 30 August, 2017. Photo: Reuters She also urged security forces to ensure aid reaches those in need and to ensure the rights of all communities.Around 27,400 Rohingya Muslims have crossed into Bangladesh from Myanmar since Friday (25 Aug), three UN sources said, after Rohingya insurgents wielding sticks, knives and crude bombs attacked police posts and an army base in Rakhine state, leading to clashes that killed at least 117 people.Myanmar said its security forces were carrying out clearance operations in northern Rakhine to defend against “extremist terrorists”. Monitors said fleeing Rohingya reported that the army and ethnic Rakhine Buddhist vigilantes have unleashed a+ campaign of arson aimed at driving out the Muslim population. New Rohingya refugees wait to enter the Kutupalang makeshift refugee camp, in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, 30 August, 2017. Photo: Reuters Reuters reporters in Bangladesh on Thursday saw a huge fire on the Myanmar side of the Naf river.Many villages were also on fire near the town of Maungdaw in Rakhine, where another Reuters reporter saw charred debris and smoke billowing from the forest.The UN sources in Bangladesh said around 20,000 Rohingya were stranded in no man’s land between the two countries. One predicted the figure could jump to 30,000 later on Thursday.Yanghee Lee, the UN special rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar, said the humanitarian situation was deteriorating rapidly.“Many thousands of people are increasingly at risk of grave violations of their human rights,” she said in a statement. “The worsening cycle of violence … must be broken urgently.”New Rohingya refugees wait to enter the Kutupalang makeshift refugee camp, in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, August 30, 2017. ReutersMyanmar has evacuated thousands of Buddhists from Rakhine since the start of the fighting that has mainly killed Rohingya insurgents but also security force personnel, according to the Myanmar government.The treatment of about 1.1 million Rohingya in Myanmar is the biggest challenge facing Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi, accused by Western critics of not speaking out for a minority that has long complained of persecution.On Thursday, the bodies of 11 Rohingya children and nine women washed up on the Bangladesh side of the Naf after their boat overturned, said Ariful Islam, a Bangladesh border guard commander.A body of a Rohingya refugee child who died as the boat capsized while crossing the border through Bay of Bengal at Shah Porir Dwip near Teknaf, Bangladesh, 31 August, 2017. Photo: Reuters The bodies of two Rohingya women and two children were recovered on Wednesday after their boat was fired on by Myanmar’s Border Guard Police, Islam said. A Rohingya leader in Bangladesh cited survivors saying both boats were overcrowded.In the Bangladeshi border district of Cox’s Bazar, makeshift camps for the displaced set up since similar violence last October were being expanded.One arrival, Mohammed Rashid, 45, wore a surgical dressing under his eye, saying bullet splinters injured him after the Myanmar army opened fire on a group of Rohingya.This August 29, 2017 photo shows Rohingya refugees fleeing from Myanmar resting at Kutupalong refugee camp along the Bangladesh-Myanmar border near the Bangladeshi town of Ukhiya. AFPHe said about 100 people made their way to the border together, and he saw explosions and people dying.“We hid in the forest for two days and then we were stopped at the border, but we got through. We heard that the houses in our village have burned down,” Rashid told Reuters.“BURNING, BURNING”Chris Lewa of the Arakan Project, a Rohingya monitoring group, said it appeared Myanmar security forces were trying to drive out much of the Rohingya population. She said ethnic Rakhine vigilantes were “participating in the burning of villages”.“What we’re hearing is burning, burning, burning,” she said. “And it seems to be spreading from south to north.”Rohingya children cross the Bangladesh-Myanmar border fence as they try to enter Bangladesh in Bandarban, an area under Cox`s Bazar authority. ReutersMyanmar has said it has the right to defend itself from attack, adding that security personnel were told to protect innocent civilians.The Myanmar army has said it is battling insurgents who continued to ambush government forces. Monitors said there have been few, if any, insurgent attacks reported since Friday’s initial offensive.The violence marks a dramatic escalation of a conflict that has simmered since October, when a similar but much smaller series of Rohingya attacks on security posts prompted a brutal military response dogged by allegations of rights abuses.The Rohingya are denied citizenship in Myanmar and regarded as illegal immigrants, despite claiming roots that date back centuries. Bangladesh is also growing increasingly hostile to Rohingya, more than 400,000 of whom live in the poor South Asian country after fleeing Myanmar since the early 1990s.Rohingya people look on at a makeshift shelter in No Man’s Land after crossing the Bangladesh-Myanmar border fence, in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, 29 August. Photo: ReutersBangladesh on Wednesday pushed back 366 Rohingya trying to enter the country though thousands have set up temporary camps along the porous land border, borders guards said.The International Organization for Migration joined UN Secretary-general Antonio Guterres in appealing to Bangladesh to admit people caught on the border. Bangladesh has insisted it lacks resources to care for them.Aid workers say contingency stocks of materials are low and their biggest problem is extreme overcrowding in makeshift settlements.last_img

6 killed in suicide blast at Afghan wedding

first_imgAn injured man receives treatment at the hospital, after a suicide attack in Jalalabad, Afghanistan on 12 July, 2019. Photo: ReutersAt least six people were killed and 14 wounded Friday when a suicide bomber attacked a wedding ceremony in eastern Afghanistan, an official told AFP.The Islamic State group’s Afghanistan affiliate later claimed responsibility for the bombing in Nangarhar province close to the Pakistan border, where a host of insurgent organisations operate.”This morning at 8:00 am (0330 GMT), a suicide bomber detonated himself at a wedding ceremony … in Pachiragam district,” Attaullah Khogyani, the Nangarhar governor’s spokesman, told AFP.He said six people had been killed and 14 wounded, a change from an earlier toll of five dead and 40 wounded.”All the villagers were gathered for a wedding ceremony,” said witness Saleem Jan, who was himself a guest and who was wounded in the blast.Speaking to AFP from hospital, he described confusion as the bomb exploded and people began running.”I didn’t know what happened,” he said. “When I turned my face I saw dozens of people were wounded, lying on the ground.”Nangarhar regional hospital spokesman Zahir Adil told AFP that two bodies and 11 injured victims had been taken to the hospital in central Nangarhar city.The explosion comes just days after historic talks between Afghan representatives and the Taliban wrapped up as part of a US-led effort to end the war.At the conclusion of the two-day summit in Doha, parties unveiled a joint resolution pledging a “roadmap for peace” in which they sought to reduce civilian casualties to “zero”.Direct talks between US peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad and the Taliban also took place last week.last_img read more

Mexicans and other Latin Americans carry happiness in their DNA study finds

first_imgPARIS — Happiness is a state of mind, the gurus say. Well, actually, it could be more a function of genes, the authors of an unusual scientific study asserted on Thursday.Nations whose inhabitants boast a certain gene variant, they found, had much higher self-reported happiness levels. And the northern part of Latin America won the genetic lottery — with Mexico at the head.Happiness at the national level was more closely related to this gene variant than factors like wealth, country stability, or even disease prevalence — possibly explaining, for example, why Nigerians rate themselves happier than Germans.“Feeling happy, relaxed and in a good mood does not depend on the prosperity and safety of a country,” study co-author Michael Minkov of the Varna University of Management in Bulgaria, told AFP.“Actually the correlation between happiness and safety seems to be inverse. The highest murder and robbery rates in the world are in northern Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa and that is precisely where the happiest and most relaxed people are.”The study, published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Happiness Studies, claims to be the first to show a link between genetics and happiness at the national level.Minkov and his colleague Michael Harris Bond from Hong Kong Polytechnic University, relied on the World Values Survey, a ranking based on questionnaires in which respondents have to rate themselves as “very happy,” “rather happy,” “not very happy” or “not at all happy.”They compared this to data on the ethnic prevalence of “A allele,” a variant of a gene involved in regulating anandamide, a substance which enhances sensory pleasure and helps reduce pain.Mexico: happiest place on earthThe country with the highest happiness rating, Mexico, also had the highest estimated prevalence of A allele, the researchers found.Colombia, Venezuela and Ecuador also had high ratings for both, as did Ghana and Nigeria.Iraq and Jordan, along with Hong Kong, China, Thailand and Taiwan — all of which had a low prevalence of A allele — were also the least likely to rate themselves as “very happy.”Northern Europeans had a much higher prevalence of the A allele, and rate themselves happier than those in central and southern Europe.The genetic data used corresponded to ethnicity, which meant researchers had to estimate “national” figures by taking into account each country’s mix of ethnic groups.Evolution was one possible explanation for higher A allele prevalence in equatorial and tropical environments, said Minkov. Perhaps “to survive in those stressful societies you need genes that help you cope with the stress,” he said. The same may be true for cold, harsh northern Europe.Genes are, of course, not the whole story, the team emphasised.And there were exceptions: Russians and Estonians, with high A allele prevalence, scored low on the happiness scale.This “may be a lasting effect of the economic and political difficulties that East European countries continue to experience,” the authors wrote. Related posts:Costa Rica, Latin America home to some of world’s happiest people, surveys say Obama calls wave of children across US-Mexican border ‘urgent humanitarian situation’ Mexico turns away cruise ship carrying Texas health worker Absences, again, shine at Ibero-American summit Facebook Commentslast_img read more

SKorean party picks Park as presidential candidate

first_img Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Sponsored Stories Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Check your body, save your life Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – The eldest daughter of former authoritarian President Park Chung-hee has been chosen as South Korea’s conservative ruling party’s presidential candidate.The Saenuri Party says Park Guen-hye won in a landslide on Monday.The 60-year-old was widely expected to beat the four other candidates. She is trying to become the country’s first female president.Recent surveys show Park leading other potential candidates for the December elections. Current President Lee Myung-bak ends his term early next year.center_img Top Stories Comments   Share   Arizona families, Arizona farms: providing the local community with responsibly produced dairy Park’s father, Park Chung-hee, ruled for 18 years until he was assassinated by his intelligence chief in 1979. His supporters respect him for leading South Korea’s meteoric economic rise after the 1950-1953 Korean War.Park’s critics accused him of rewriting the constitution to give himself dictatorial powers and jailing those who disagreed with him.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Top holiday drink recipeslast_img read more

Solomon Islands 2016 Visitor Survey provides compelling insights

first_imgSolomon Islands 2016 Visitor Survey provides “compelling” insightsSolomon Islands 2016 Visitor Survey provides “compelling” insightsHoniara, Solomon Islands – With international visitor expenditure reaching an estimated SBD233 million in 2016 and annual visitation continuing to increase year on year, the Solomon Islands tourism sector is well on track to becoming an economic pillar for the South Pacific nation.The positive news emanates from an intensive study commissioned by the Solomon Islands Visitors Bureau and delivered by Sydney-based Stollznow Research to Solomon Islands government and industry representatives in Honiara.Key findings presented by company director Neil Stollznow show that Australian visitation continues to dominate the Solomon Islands tourism landscape, accounting for more than half of all visitors (53 per cent) with leisure traffic accounting for 30 per cent of the country’s overall annual total.The main reasons cited for visiting the Solomon Islands remain ‘rest and relaxation’ (38 per cent) followed by SCUBA diving which accounts for 28 per cent of all leisure-based arrivals.The survey also found that while water-based activities including swimming and snorkelling are high on visitors’ wish lists, sightseeing, culture, history and in particular WWII, shopping, hiking, fishing, sailing and kayaking remain among the top 10 reasons for visiting.However, one of the country’s biggest drawcards remains the friendliness of its people, a factor Mr Stollznow described as “compelling”.Further insights detailed 62 per cent of visitors staying that they would definitely recommend a Solomon Islands holiday to others and 79 per cent saying they would return to the destination for a further visit within the next five years.Describing the survey findings as very positive and evidence that the Solomon Islands tourism industry is “staying on track” to becoming a major economic pillar in short time, SIVB CEO, Josefa ‘Jo’ Tuamoto said there are still some areas that are seen as in part constraining the destination’s overall tourism sector growth – accommodation infrastructure and sales agents’ awareness.“There is a need to address a current accommodation shortfall across the Solomon Islands and in particular in Honiara where would be well served by an increase in three to four-star accommodation,” Mr Tuamoto said.“We are hopeful the Solomon Islands’ successful bid to stage the 2023 Pacific Games will have a major flow-on impact, both from the perspective of increased investment in infrastructure and particularly, hotel accommodation and a dedicated convention facility.“The Stollznow Research also tells us while we are making inroads with wholesalers and travel agents in our various visitor source markets we still need to do more to get ourselves on the radar.“This is something we have to address and with government and local industry support we are working hard to make sure we become top of mind with travel agents, both in our existing visitor source markets and new areas of potential business.“Our profile is good but we need to back that up with more product and more sales of that product.”The next SIVB Visitor Survey has been scheduled for 2019. Source = SIVB – Solomon Islands Visitors Bureaulast_img read more

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