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BERLIN Geely Automobile’s new global brand, Lynk CO, has picked Germany as its key target market in Europe. and a year after the brand’s introduction in its home Chinese market.

Lynk unveiled the 01 in the German capital last week, saying it has German automakers firmly in its sights. Senior Vice President Alain Visser said Berlin was a symbolic choice for the launch event because “we want to show German competitors that our product has the technology and the quality of a German engineered vehicle.”

Visser said Germany will be one of Lynk’s first and key priority markets.

Plans for the European launch in 2018 are far from complete but the brand plans to place a strong emphasis on Internet sales while also building up its own network of retail stores and using Volvo’s dealer network or independent dealers for servicing and spare parts. customers are eager to buy their next car over the Internet, but less than 1 percent do it in Europe, Visser said. “Internet car sales in Europe will grow but we have to be realistic. Buying a car is the second most important purchase in your life [after buying a house] and is not the same of buying a pair of shoes over the Internet,” he said.

For that reason, Lynk will need significant market coverage with company owned dealerships, which also will deliver to customers cars bought on the brand’s website, he said. Lynk estimates it will need more than 500 company owned sales points in Europe. “We plan a combination of retail stores, shopping mall stores and pop up stores, not traditional dealer buildings outside cities,” Visser said.

Volvo tech

Lynk’s 01 is based on a new Compact Modular Architecture developed by Geely and Volvo in Sweden. Volvo will debut the platform in the XC40 at the end of next year.

Lynk plans at least five models including a compact sedan but the range could expand even more, Visser said.

Lynk will offer 1.5 liter, three cylinder and 2.0 liter, four cylinder gasoline engines that it will build in China under license from Volvo. will probably get only greener powertrain variants, including a hybrid and a plug in hybrid. A full electric model is expected around 2019.

Geely’s new brand was named Lynk to emphasize that its cars will offer a high level of connectivity, including the possibility for owners to earn money by sharing their vehicles with others when they do not need them. The CO in the brand’s name stands for connected.

Lynk says its cars will be priced competitively but declined to give details. It plans to keep prices low by offering a limited number of trim versions, rather than base models with a long list of options.
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headquarters situated in Arlington, Va. A spokesman told the Dayton Daily News that the grocery chain is looking at sites across the state. The spokesman also said it is too early to forecast opening time lines or estimate how many stores could open in Ohio.

The chain, which is known for its discounted prices on food products, is focused on its first round of 10 stores that just opened in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. Lidl is also known for its private labels and innovative store layouts and it even sells but casual clothing.

Lidl is looking for possible new store sites in Texas, Ohio, Virginia, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey and Delaware, according to Lidl website. in the next year, and will open up to 100 stores on the East Coast by summer 2018.

Beavercreek Planning Director Jeff McGrath said late Monday that he had received an inquiry within the last two months from someone looking for potential sites for a grocery concept in the city, but the representative did not disclose what company he represented. There has been no follow up yet, McGrath said.

According to Lidl officials, potential sites should be: located within current targeted Lidl areas; a minimum of 3.5 acres to accommodate a 36,000 square foot stand alone store with room for at least 150 parking spaces; positioned in an established retail location; within a dense population area within three miles. Possible sites must also see traffic of more than 20,000 vehicles come through the area daily, and must be zoned for grocery retail use.

Lidl first opened in 1973, about 25 miles south of Frankfurt, Germany. The chain didn start expanding outside of Germany until the 1990s, and now Lidl operates more than 10,000 stores in 27 countries.
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HWASEONG, South Korea Genesis has promised two SUVs as part of its six nameplate rollout by around 2020, and is now planning a third utility entry possibly a compact crossover to tap surging demand in that growing segment.

The only hitch: Dealers and customers will have to wait until 2021.

“We still have a lack of awareness,” Fitzgerald said. But additional entries, he promised, will help put Genesis on people’s radar as a legitimate luxury contender.

“There are still many other white spots on the map,” he said. “To get substance into your brand, you have to demonstrate the breadth of the brand.”

The mystery vehicle, denoted only as “CUV,” was included in a product pipeline shown reporters during a recent visit to the Hyundai Motor Group’s global r center here.

Genesis bosses declined to offer details about the entry. But it is distinct from two previously announced SUVs. Those products are the large sized GV80 SUV, previewed by a concept unveiled at April’s New York auto show, and the midsized GV70.

The GV80 and GV70 were listed as arriving by around 2020, along with the G70 sport sedan, a face lift of the flagship G90 sedan and a next generation G80 sedan.

Of those, the G70 comes first, arriving later this year.

From 2021, the crossover arrives, along with a “sport” entry and a G90 full model change. A dedicated electric vehicle platform will also debut around then for a Genesis EV offering.

Fitzgerald has said it is important to establish Genesis’ credibility as a premium marque through a solid grounding in sedans, the bread and butter of luxury rivals.

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New Delhi, Nov 2 (IANS) Designers Gauri Nainika, who have always been obsessed with shoes, especially high heels, have created a shoe collection for the first time.

Recognized for their elegant and feminine style, the designers creations include their signature ruffles, bows, ornamental flowers and decadent embellishments.

The Gauri Nainika X KOOVS range represents romance and glamour with elements inspired by Parisian panache and the style of renowned fashion icons such as Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn.

It features pink pumps, gold engraved block heels, tie up sandals, glitter and fur high heeled stilettos.”This is the first time Gauri and I have designed a shoe collection and it has been such a fun experience. It even more special because it our second collaboration with KOOVS,” the designers said in a joint statement.

“Like all women, we have also always been obsessed with shoes, especially high heels. This gave us a chance to really make the kind of shoes we are always searching for but cannot find.”

To mix comfort and design, has always been their focus.

“Like our brand, the design philosophy behind the shoe line is also all about ultra feminine glamour. We have used rich fabrics like duchess satin and velvet and the goal is to give the collection a high end and luxurious feel,” said the designers.
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They entered the driver’s compartment, overpowered and then disarmed Officers Christopher Monica and Curtis Billue while the bus was on State Route 16 near Eatonton, some 70 miles southeast of Atlanta, police said.The scene where Georgia prison inmates Donnie Russell Rowe and Ricky Dubose escaped on Tuesday morning.”I saw two brutally murdered corrections officers, that’s what I saw,” said Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills recalling what he saw on the bus. “I have their blood on my shoes.”They left the horrific scene, carjacked a driver who pulled up behind the bus and fled in the man’s Honda Civic.Several cars stolenAs word of the inmates’ escape spread, photos of the two men emerged on social media. Rowe and Dubose slowly made their way north.They ditched their uniforms for stolen clothes when they ransacked a house about 30 miles from where they left the bus, Sills said.
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I tried upping the voltage as recommended by ABIT from 3.30 in increments of .10 (not to exceed 3.65). that didn’t work. Somebody else claimed that the problem went away for them after switching from XP to 98SE. I re installed the old OS. Same problems. re installed the machine back to XP making sure to hit F5 during the early stages of the install process so I could pick “standard pc”, so I would install without APCI (ACPI?). This way everything had it’s own IRQ.

I tried the user developed latency patch same problems.

I tried the VIA latency patch same problems.

I FINALLY tried something which I realized I had not tried in the past. I went into bios and set my AGP 4X to disabled. And disabled fast writes.

I then gamed happily that night for 3 hours. The next day for a total of 5 hours (multiple testing reboots to see if the problem would re occur). And last but not least today for 9 hours (multiple testing reboots).
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1. stock markets will close early on Friday, but retailers are hoping that shoppers go all day and night. Shoppers are expected to spend more than ever before during the coming weeks an average of $967 each, according to the National Retail Federation. That’s up 3% from last year.

But it’s the first time that Americans plan to shop more online than in big box stores like Walmart (WMT) or Target.

It’s been a terrible year for traditional retailers so far. Store closings have more than tripled to a record 6,700 and several prominent retailers such as Toys R Us, Gymboree,
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Payless Shoes and RadioShack have filed for bankruptcy.

2. German politics: Europe’s top economy may be closer to forming its next government.

According to reports in German media, the opposition party SPD say it’s now open to coalition talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Merkel has struggled to form a government since her election victory in late September and some fear another election could be required.

Meanwhile, a key measure of business confidence published by Germany’s IFO hit a record high in November. A survey of Eurozone purchasing managers released Wednesday showed a sharp jump in business confidence and hiring at its highest level in 17 years.

Investors cheered the news. Germany’s DAX jumped 0.2% and the euro gained against major currencies.

3. crude gained more than 1% Friday to trade at $58.50, its highest level in 29 months.

Prices have increased this week after the Keystone pipeline was disrupted.

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4. ET.

European markets opened mixed. Most Asian markets posted gains.

The Dow Jones industrial average closed 0.3% lower in the trading session before Thanksgiving. The S 500 dropped 0.1% while the Nasdaq gained 0.1%.

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5. Stock market movers: Shares in Mitsubishi Materials plunged as much as 11% in Tokyo after the firm came clean about faking quality data on parts used in aircraft and cars. The practice stretched back a year.

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When Peter Garvey tried to upgrade his life insurance policy for peace of mind after having three children, he was denied cover for cancer because he had disclosed a positive test for a genetic mutation.

He was in his late 20s when he discovered he had lynch syndrome, which carries an increased risk of bowel and other cancers.

Genetic researchers say companies who refuse to insure people with genetic disorders are putting lives at risk and threatening important medical research.

“We know there are many people who we never see because they’re worried about insurance and so never come forward to genetic testing,” Professor Martin Delatycki, director of clinical genetics at Victorian Genetic Services told 7.30.

“They’re worried that their insurance policies won’t cover them if they get sick from their genetic condition, and so some people are choosing not to have testing as a result of that.

“Unquestionably, lives can be lost.”

In Australia, life insurers are allowed to ask if an applicant has had, or is considering having, genetic testing and can then use the results to calculate risk and approve or deny coverage.

“So the current regulation is that any clinical test result has to be disclosed to the insurer,” said Dr Paul Lacaze, head of Monash University Public Health Genomics.

“I got in contact with various doctors that had written papers on that particular gene and how it affects your chance of getting cancer,” he said.

“I worked out that with that surveillance my risk of getting cancer was very much reduced, reduced to the point where I was basically at population risk.”

He spent months compiling the statistics but when he presented his research to the insurer he was knocked back again.

“I requested the actuarial basis of their decision and they never gave it to me and I requested it repeatedly,” he said.

Mr Garvey took the unusual step of complaining to the Human Rights Commission.

“I said, ‘I have pure evidence here of discrimination because I have population risk and I’m still not being covered for cancer’,” he said.

A month later, the insurer finally agreed to give Peter Garvey cancer cover.

“What they were doing was quite bad because it was discouraging genetic testing and discouraging all the benefits of genetic testing, which are better health outcomes for the community,” he said.

‘I’m being more proactive about it’

Sarah Dillon hired a financial adviser to help her secure life insurance after discovering she carried a BRCA1 genetic mutation which increases her risk of breast and ovarian cancer.

After being knocked back by two insurers, she brought forward major surgery to remove her breasts and ovaries in the hope of getting insurance.

“We filled out the third application and sent that off and I got, not a flat out rejection, but that once I had my preventative surgery done they would reconsider my application,” she told 7.30.

She finally got insurance after months of stressful negotiation.

“I don’t think it’s right that you cannot get life insurance based on a likelihood that you may may get a condition in the future,” she said.
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In quantum chemistry, a Gaussian type orbital (GTO) is an atomic orbital used in linear combinations forming molecular orbitals. GTOs were proposed by Boys[1] as early as 1950, and are at present the basis functions most generally used in quantum chemical program packages.

A GTO is a real valued function of a 3 dimensional vector r = (x, y, z), the vector pointing from an origin to the position of an electron. Usually the origin is centered on a nucleus in a molecule, but in principle the origin can be anywhere in space. The defining characteristic of Gaussian type orbital is its radial part, which is given by a Gaussian function exp( where r is the length of the electron position vector r and is a real parameter. The parameter may be taken from tables of atomic orbital basis sets, which are often contained in quantum chemical computer programs, or can be downloaded from the web. The tables of may have been prepared by energy minimizations, or by fitting to other (known) orbitals, for instance to Slater type orbitals.(Unnormalized) are defined by an angular part which is a homogeneous polynomial in the components x, y, and z of the position vector r. That is,

In general there are (n + 1)(n + 2)/2 homogeneous polynomials of degree n in three variables. For instance, for n = 3 we have the following ten ,

Note that a set of three p type (l = 1) atomic orbitals (see hydrogen like atom for the meaning of p and l ) can be found as linear combinations of nine out of the ten of degree n = 3Observe that the expressions between square brackets only depend on r and hence are spherical symmetric. The angular parts of these functions are eigenfunctions of the orbital angular momentum operator with quantum number l = 1 [eigenvalue 1(1+1)].

Likewise, a single s orbital r2exp[ is “hidden” in a set of six orbitals of degree n = 2:

The general rule is that even powers of r, r2k, can be factored out of the , leaving homogeneous polynomials of order l, which are eigenfunctions of orbital angular momentum with eigenvalue l(l+1). The quantum number l runs as follows

which are to be multiplied with corresponding factors r2k to obtain the (homogeneous of order n), where

For instance, n = 5 gives l = 1, 3, 5, k = 2, 1, 0, with dimensions: 2(l+1) = 3+7+11 = 21 = (5+1)(5+2)/2.

This result has an interesting group theoretical interpretation.[2]

It could be supposed that the “hidden” orbitals with l n could be an improvement of the AO basis employed in a quantum chemical calculation. However, often they are not. They are prone to give rise to linear dependencies. That is, the spherical GTOs span a 2l+1 dimensional subspace of the (n+1)(n+2)/2 dimensional Cartesian GTO space spanned by the of order n. In fact, the spherical GTOs span the subspace orthogonal to the subpaces of l n that we have seen above subspaces of the Cartesian GTO space. As discussed above, the subspaces with l n are characterized by the fact that powers of r2 are factored out. For regular solid harmonics a power of r2 cannot be factored out by forming some linear combination [since regular harmonics span an irreducible representation of the group SO(3)].

The quantum chemical methods, for which GTOs are designed, require the calculation of numerous integrals (one and two electron integrals, one through four center integrals). In practice these integrals are computed on basis of and then transformed to spherical GTOs. This means that basis functions containing powers of r2 are discarded when spherical GTOs are used. Although the CPU cycles required for the integration seem wasted, this discarding shortens

the list of integrals. Moreover, spherical GTOs do not become linearly dependent as easily as . As a final advantage we mention that they lead to well defined selection rules (a priori rules that tell whether certain integrals will vanish), because they are eigenfunctions of orbital angular momentum. This latter property makes results of calculations based on spherical GTOs more transparent and easier to interpret than those based on . It is therefore not surprising that spherical GTOs have been gaining ground on , although some computer packages still give the user a choice.
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Peterman, III said, “Identity theft is one of the most prevalent crimes in the United States today. The results can be devastating, depriving the victims not only of their money but of their reputation, credit rating and peace of mind. People who prey on their fellow citizens in the manner of Mr. Lee are nothing more than predators. Hopefully this prosecution and sentence will send the message to others who might be similarly inclined that they will be punished to the fullest extent of the law when caught.”

“Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in the nation. Secret Service remains committed to aggressively investigating those responsible for committing identity theft for the purpose of defrauding the nation’s financial system. Victims that have their personally identifiable information (PII) stolen have their lives invaded in a way that often causes long lasting financial consequences. Along with our law enforcement partners we will continue to pursue those committing these crimes,” said Clint A. Bush, Resident Agent in Charge, Albany, Georgia Resident Office, United States Secret Service.

The case was investigated by the United States Secret Service and the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office. Assistant United States Attorney Robert D. McCullers prosecuted the case on behalf of the Government. There, he sold them the personal identity information of around 1,100 unknowing victims.

“This is one case where one arrest has potentially identified 1,100 victims. That’s very unusual to find that kind of reach on a case”, says Lt. Stryde Jones, with the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office.

Jones says that while Lee was from Statesboro, the victims are mostly from out of state.

“These are 1,100 lives that were going to be ruined, at least for a short period of time, and at bare minimum, an inconvenience to try to get their credit history straightened out”, he says.

Local residents say this arrest makes them worry that their personal information could be being sold in another state.

“I’m constantly buying stuff online and putting my credit card in places, so yea, it’s scary,” says Valdosta resident, Tabatha McGee.

“I kind of want to be a little more mindful of where my information goes, and where I put it at,” says Valdosta resident, Leslie Ingram.

Jai Lee has been charged with multiple counts of identity theft. Jones says his office is working with the Secret Service to find out where the information was initially compromised.

Lee was brought here, to the Lowndes County Jail last night, and appeared before a Magistrate Court today. No word yet on whether or not he received bond.

News Release: Lowndes County Sheriff’s OfficeJune 26, 2014

VALDOSTA, Ga Wednesday afternoon, investigators from the Special Operations Division and the Criminal Investigation Division along with agents from the United States Secret Service arrested Jai Lee following an undercover operation.

Lee had been communicating with agents and agreed to sell the identification information of unknowing victims. As agreed upon, Lee delivered the package which was intercepted by investigators and examined. The package contained the personal identification information of approximately 1,100 different people.

Jai Lee was taken to the Lowndes County Jail and booked on multiple counts of identity theft. He will appear in the Magistrate Court this afternoon where a bond will be considered.

Sheriff Prine stated that Sheriff’s Office investigators and Secret Service agents will be continuing working to contact the victims and identify the source where the information was initially compromised.
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Simas saw how her generation valued creativity and alternative lifestyles. After careful reading and research, Simas learned it was a population issue. Generation X is relatively small, especially when compared with baby boomers. She says our supply and demand society is drawn to numbers, which is why Gen X members have either been passed over or squeezed out of opportunities. Simas believes more than other generations, Generation X has had to carve its own existence,
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Germany’s trade surplus shrank for the first time since 2009 last year as imports outpaced exports in Europe’s booming top economy, giving Berlin ammunition to ease criticism of its huge trade gap with other countries.

Germany routinely comes under fire over its massive trade surplus, with partners from Paris to Washington urging the government to address the chronic imbalance by doing more to encourage consumption at home, indirectly boosting other nations.

In what may go some way to silencing those complaints, Destatis said imports soared by 8.3 percent last year to an all time high of 1.03 trillion euros.

It marks the first time German imports have breached the psychologically significant trillion euro barrier, and comes as the economy is humming, wages are high and unemployment is lower than ever.

But Germany’s exporters are also on a roll, benefiting from a robust global recovery.

Exports shot up 6.3 percent to 1.3 trillion euros last year another fresh record.

“It’s the typical German success story when it comes to exports,” analyst Carsten Brzeski of ING Diba bank told AFP.

The latest snapshot of the country’s trade balance could make it easier for German policymakers to counter criticism of its massive surplus, he said.

“They can say: this is what you have been arguing for,” said Brzeski.

But insatiable appetite for German goods abroad means the irritation is likely to persist.

“For the critics, the reduction is far too little,” he said. “I expect the country will still have extremely high trade and current account surpluses in 2018.”


The 2017 figures showed that German demand was strongest for goods made inside the European Union, but there was also a nine percent jump in imports from the rest of the world,
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including the United States.

Most of Germany’s goods sold abroad meanwhile were bought by fellow EU member states, accounting for some 750 billion euros, up 6.3 percent on 2016.

Looking ahead, observers say the recent strength of the euro may put the brakes on exports in coming months, as a stronger currency makes German goods more expensive abroad.

But Brzeski said exporters are unlikely to suffer much.

“German exports have always proven to be resistant to a strong euro,” he said.

He added however that the euro’s rise against the dollar in particular means Germany may “feel some negative impact” in its bilateral trade with the US.

US President Donald Trump has been among the most vocal opponents of Germany’s surpluses, calling his country’s trade deficit with Germany “unfair” and wondering aloud why there are so many German cars on American roads.

But he is far from alone.

European partners and global institutions like the International Monetary Fund have long urged the German government to spend and invest more to push up demand and boost growth in other regions.

German officials argue that the trade surplus reflects the strength of the “made in Germany” brand and insist there is little they can do to influence the spending of companies and individuals.

But those arguments have done little to stop the grumbling. Just last month, IMF chief Lagarde called on Berlin to relax its cherished budgetary discipline and help “reduce global imbalances”.

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Those pleas have perhaps not fallen on deaf ears.

The coalition pact unveiled by Chancellor Angela Merkel’s would be new government on Wednesday reaffirmed Berlin’s commitment to a balanced budget, but also pledged billions of euros in extra spending on education, childcare and internet infrastructure.

Critics will also be cheered by rising salaries in Europe’s powerhouse, with Destatis announcing that real earnings grew 0.8 percent in 2017.

The country’s most powerful union IG Metall, which represents nearly four million workers, this week won a 4.3 percent pay increase from employers, setting the tone for similar wage hikes in other industries.
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People have been altering the genomes of plants and animals for many years using traditional breeding techniques. Artificial selection for specific, desired traits has resulted in a variety of different organisms, ranging from sweet corn to hairless cats. But this artificial selection, in which organisms that exhibit specific traits are chosen to breed subsequent generations, has been limited to naturally occurring variations. In recent decades, however, advances in the field of genetic engineering have allowed for precise control over the genetic changes introduced into an organism. Today, we can incorporate new genes from one species into a completely unrelated species through genetic engineering, optimizing agricultural performance or facilitating the production of valuable pharmaceutical substances. Crop plants, farm animals, and soil bacteria are some of the more prominent examples of organisms that have been subject to genetic engineering.

Agricultural plants are one of the most frequently cited examples of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Some benefits of genetic engineering in agriculture are increased crop yields, reduced costs for food or drug production, reduced need for pesticides, enhanced nutrient composition and food quality, resistance to pests and disease, greater food security, and medical benefits to the world’s growing population. Advances have also been made in developing crops that mature faster and tolerate aluminum, boron, salt, drought, frost, and other environmental stressors, allowing plants to grow in conditions where they might not otherwise flourish (Table 1; Takeda Matsuoka, 2008). Other applications include the production of nonprotein (bioplastic) or nonindustrial (ornamental plant) products. A number of animals have also been genetically engineered to increase yield and decrease susceptibility to disease. For example, salmon have been engineered to grow larger (Figure 1) and mature faster (Table 1), and cattle have been enhanced to exhibit resistance to mad cow disease (United States Department of Energy, 2007).

Genetically Conferred Trait Example Organism Genetic Change APPROVED COMMERCIAL PRODUCTS Herbicide tolerance Soybean Glyphosate herbicide (Roundup) tolerance conferred by expression of a glyphosate tolerant form of the plant enzyme 5 enolpyruvylshikimate 3 phosphate synthase (EPSPS) isolated from the soil bacterium Agrobacterium tumefaciens, strain CP4 Insect resistance Corn Resistance to insect pests, specifically the European corn borer, through expression of the insecticidal protein Cry1Ab from Bacillus thuringiensis Altered fatty acid composition Canola High laurate levels achieved by inserting the gene for ACP thioesterase from the California bay tree Umbellularia californica Virus resistance Plum Resistance to plum pox virus conferred by insertion of a coat protein (CP) gene from the virus PRODUCTS STILL IN DEVELOPMENT Vitamin enrichment Rice Three genes for the manufacture of beta carotene, a precursor to vitamin A, in the endosperm of the rice prevent its removal (from husks) during milling Vaccines Tobacco Hepatitis B virus surface antigen (HBsAg) produced in transgenic tobacco induces immune response when injected into mice Oral vaccines Maize Fusion protein (F) from Newcastle disease virus (NDV) expressed in corn seeds induces an immune response when fed to chickens Faster maturation Coho salmon A type 1 growth hormone gene injected into fertilized fish eggs results in 6.2% retention of the vector at one year of age, as well as significantly increased growth rates

The pharmaceutical industry is another frontier for the use of GMOs. In 1986, human growth hormone was the first protein pharmaceutical made in plants (Barta et al., 1986), and in 1989, the first antibody was produced (Hiatt et al., 1989). Both research groups used tobacco, which has since dominated the industry as the most intensively studied and utilized plant species for the expression of foreign genes (Ma et al., 2003). As of 2003, several types of antibodies produced in plants had made it to clinical trials. The use of genetically modified animals has also been indispensible in medical research. Transgenic animals are routinely bred to carry human genes, or mutations in specific genes, thus allowing the study of the progression and genetic determinants of various diseases.

Many industries stand to benefit from additional GMO research. For instance, a number of microorganisms are being considered as future clean fuel producers and biodegraders. In addition, genetically modified plants may someday be used to produce recombinant vaccines. In fact, the concept of an oral vaccine expressed in plants (fruits and vegetables) for direct consumption by individuals is being examined as a possible solution to the spread of disease in underdeveloped countries, one that would greatly reduce the costs associated with conducting large scale vaccination campaigns. Work is currently underway to develop plant derived vaccine candidates in potatoes and lettuce for hepatitis B virus (HBV), enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC), and Norwalk virus. Scientists are also looking into the production of other commercially valuable proteins in plants, such as spider silk protein and polymers that are used in surgery or tissue replacement (Ma et al., 2003). Genetically modified animals have even been used to grow transplant tissues and human transplant organs, a concept called xenotransplantation. The rich variety of uses for GMOs provides a number of valuable benefits to humans, but many people also worry about potential risks.

Risks and Controversies Surrounding the Use of GMOs

Despite the fact that the genes being transferred occur naturally in other species, there are unknown consequences to altering the natural state of an organism through foreign gene expression. After all, such alterations can change the organism’s metabolism, growth rate, and/or response to external environmental factors. These consequences influence not only the GMO itself, but also the natural environment in which that organism is allowed to proliferate. Potential health risks to humans include the possibility of exposure to new allergens in genetically modified foods, as well as the transfer of antibiotic resistant genes to gut flora.

Horizontal gene transfer of pesticide, herbicide, or antibiotic resistance to other organisms would not only put humans at risk, but it would also cause ecological imbalances, allowing previously innocuous plants to grow uncontrolled, thus promoting the spread of disease among both plants and animals. Although the possibility of horizontal gene transfer between GMOs and other organisms cannot be denied, in reality, this risk is considered to be quite low. Horizontal gene transfer occurs naturally at a very low rate and, in most cases, cannot be simulated in an optimized laboratory environment without active modification of the target genome to increase susceptibility (Ma et al., 2003).

In contrast, the alarming consequences of vertical gene transfer between GMOs and their wild type counterparts have been highlighted by studying transgenic fish released into wild populations of the same species (Muir Howard, 1999). The enhanced mating advantages of the genetically modified fish led to a reduction in the viability of their offspring. Thus, when a new transgene is introduced into a wild fish population, it propagates and may eventually threaten the viability of both the wild type and the genetically modified organisms.

Unintended Impacts on Other Species: The Bt Corn Controversy

One example of public debate over the use of a genetically modified plant involves the case of Bt corn. Bt corn expresses a protein from the bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis. Prior to construction of the recombinant corn, the protein had long been known to be toxic to a number of pestiferous insects, including the monarch caterpillar,
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and it had been successfully used as an environmentally friendly insecticide for several years. The benefit of the expression of this protein by corn plants is a reduction in the amount of insecticide that farmers must apply to their crops. Unfortunately, seeds containing genes for recombinant proteins can cause unintentional spread of recombinant genes or exposure of non target organisms to new toxic compounds in the environment.

The now famous Bt corn controversy started with a laboratory study by Losey et al. (1999) in which the mortality of monarch larvae was reportedly higher when fed with milkweed (their natural food supply) covered in pollen from transgenic corn than when fed milkweed covered with pollen from regular corn. The report by Losey et al. was followed by another publication (Jesse Obrycki, 2000) suggesting that natural levels of Bt corn pollen in the field were harmful to monarchs.

Debate ensued when scientists from other laboratories disputed the study, citing the extremely high concentration of pollen used in the laboratory study as unrealistic, and concluding that migratory patterns of monarchs do not place them in the vicinity of corn during the time it sheds pollen. If these claims are correct, it is argued that use of genetically modified crops will hurt the economy and environment, because monoculture practices by large scale farm production centers (who can afford the costly seeds) will dominate over the diversity contributed by small farmers who can’t afford the technology. However, a recent meta analysis of 15 studies reveals that, on average, two thirds of the benefits of first generation genetically modified crops are shared downstream, whereas only one third accrues upstream (Demont et al., 2007). These benefit shares are exhibited in both industrial and developing countries. Therefore, the argument that private companies will not share ownership of GMOs is not supported by evidence from first generation genetically modified crops.

GMOs and the General Public: Philosophical and Religious Concerns

In a 2007 survey of 1,000 American adults conducted by the International Food Information Council (IFIC), 33% of respondents believed that biotech food products would benefit them or their families, but 23% of respondents did not know biotech foods had already reached the market. In addition, only 5% of those polled said they would take action by altering their purchasing habits as a result of concerns associated with using biotech products.

According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, public acceptance trends in Europe and Asia are mixed depending on the country and current mood at the time of the survey (Hoban, 2004). Attitudes toward cloning, biotechnology, and genetically modified products differ depending upon people’s level of education and interpretations of what each of these terms mean. Support varies for different types of biotechnology; however, it is consistently lower when animals are mentioned.

Furthermore, even if the technologies are shared fairly, there are people who would still resist consumable GMOs, even with thorough testing for safety, because of personal or religious beliefs. The ethical issues surrounding GMOs include debate over our right to “play God,” as well as the introduction of foreign material into foods that are abstained from for religious reasons. Some people believe that tampering with nature is intrinsically wrong, and others maintain that inserting plant genes in animals, or vice versa, is immoral. When it comes to genetically modified foods, those who feel strongly that the development of GMOs is against nature or religion have called for clear labeling rules so they can make informed selections when choosing which items to purchase. Respect for consumer choice and assumed risk is as important as having safeguards to prevent mixing of genetically modified products with non genetically modified foods. In order to determine the requirements for such safeguards, there must be a definitive assessment of what constitutes a GMO and universal agreement on how products should be labeled.

These issues are increasingly important to consider as the number of GMOs continues to increase due to improved laboratory techniques and tools for sequencing whole genomes, better processes for cloning and transferring genes, and improved understanding of gene expression systems. Thus, legislative practices that regulate this research have to keep pace. Prior to permitting commercial use of GMOs, governments perform risk assessments to determine the possible consequences of their use, but difficulties in estimating the impact of commercial GMO use makes regulation of these organisms a challenge.

History of International Regulations for GMO Research and Development

In 1971, the first debate over the risks to humans of exposure to GMOs began when a common intestinal microorganism, E. coli, was infected with DNA from a tumor inducing virus (Devos et al., 2007). Initially, safety issues were a concern to individuals working in laboratories with GMOs, as well as nearby residents. However, later debate arose over concerns that recombinant organisms might be used as weapons. The growing debate, initially restricted to scientists, eventually spread to the public, and in 1974, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) established the Recombinant DNA Advisory Committee to begin to address some of these issues. had very few regulations in place. Adherence to the guidelines provided by the NIH was voluntary for industry. Also during the 1980s, the use of transgenic plants was becoming a valuable endeavor for production of new pharmaceuticals, and individual companies, institutions, and whole countries were beginning to view biotechnology as a lucrative means of making money (Devos et al., 2007). Worldwide commercialization of biotech products sparked new debate over the patentability of living organisms, the adverse effects of exposure to recombinant proteins, confidentiality issues, the morality and credibility of scientists, the role of government in regulating science, and other issues.

Then, in 1986, a publication by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), called “Recombinant DNA Safety Considerations,” became the first intergovernmental document to address issues surrounding the use of GMOs. This document recommended that risk assessments be performed on a case by case basis. has generally taken a product based approach to assessment, whereas the European approach is more process based (Devos et al., 2007). Although in the past, thorough regulation was lacking in many countries, governments worldwide are now meeting the demands of the public and implementing stricter testing and labeling requirements for genetically modified crops.

Increased Research and Improved Safety Go Hand in Hand

Proponents of the use of GMOs believe that, with adequate research, these organisms can be safely commercialized. There are many experimental variations for expression and control of engineered genes that can be applied to minimize potential risks. Some of these practices are already necessary as a result of new legislation, such as avoiding superfluous DNA transfer (vector sequences) and replacing selectable marker genes commonly used in the lab (antibiotic resistance) with innocuous plant derived markers (Ma et al., 2003). Issues such as the risk of vaccine expressing plants being mixed in with normal foodstuffs might be overcome by having built in identification factors, such as pigmentation, that facilitate monitoring and separation of genetically modified products from non GMOs.

GMOs benefit mankind when used for purposes such as increasing the availability and quality of food and medical care, and contributing to a cleaner environment. If used wisely, they could result in an improved economy without doing more harm than good, and they could also make the most of their potential to alleviate hunger and disease worldwide. However,
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the full potential of GMOs cannot be realized without due diligence and thorough attention to the risks associated with each new GMO on a case by case basis.

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After leaving school he joined the Melbourne Youth Orchestra and later the Youth Strings of Melbourne, until he lost his youth and became youth less. At this time he also became interested in other forms of music including Chinese opera stagings of Country and Western classics and famous Top 40 double bass solos.

Despite a BA (Hons) in music composition at Latrobe University, an AMEB 7th grade Double Bass (or was it 14th grade Single Bass?) certificate, a Graduate Diploma in CapPuccini from a highly steamed Italian university and a VideoBusters Gold Membership, he was determined to continue playing music. In the 1980s, he worked with the contemporary music group LIME, the Melbourne Musicians and the jazz trio Smooth Muse.

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Now, after the imprisonment of the father and the removal of the children from the home, the mother has filed for divorce and is citing spousal abuse on her husband’s part.

A temporary hearing for the Divorce Law action has been scheduled for March 31.

Christine Long, who has been accused of not providing proper child care, says in her divorce complaint that her husband, Jeremy Long, continually abused her and the children, some of whom allegedly resulted from marital rape. According to Christine Long, Jeremy Long refused to let her leave the family home, resorting to stomping on her feet with boots before he went to work and forbidding her to own a pair of shoes. He supposedly also refused to give his wife access to

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“We can easily define this as torture in a very basic sense,” Jack Long told the station. “The woman is in such shock,” Al Wright, the church’s pastor, explained about women in abusive situations in an interview with WJBF. “So she doesn’t know what to do. Then again, when children come along, she really gets trapped.” He added that every woman in such a situation should get herself and the children out of it as soon as possible: “She owes that to herself and her family. You don’t have to stay in that situation of abuse.
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Much like his adventurous, over the top life, music icon Prince Rogers Nelson, simply known as Prince, had an adventurous sense of fashion. By being himself, Prince, who died Thursday at age 57, pushed gender boundaries, caused wonder and awe among observers and fans, became a sex symbol, and, particularly during the 1980s and ’90s, helped liberate teenagers and young adults considered to be outsiders artists, misfits, members of the LGBTQ community and others who often had to repress their identities, sexuality and behavior.

Despite his Midwest upbringing, Prince’s fashion tastes weren’t conservative. His style was more in line with the looks of David Bowie, Little Richard and Liberace than they were with more traditional pop, rock and R acts of the 1970s and ’80s. Prince didn’t stick to the confines of a masculine versus feminine wardrobe. Instead he blended the two as he did with musical genres such as rock, soul and pop, creating a sartorial spectacle by wearing high heels, ruffles and colorful suits and often having permed hair all while sporting facial hair such as a goatee, beard or mustache.

While he appeared somewhat coy during interviews, Prince explored fashion in a loud, wild and colorful way. He did so on his own terms, as did fellow ’80s megastars Michael Jackson (his frenemy) and Madonna (his friend and alleged sometimes frenemy). All three, born in 1958 in the Midwest, broke free of the standards associated with their upbringing and the decade, that being the 1980s, that defined their careers.

During his long music career, Prince wore an assortment of jumpsuits, hats, belly shirts, jewelry, high collars and loose fitting dress suits and had a Liberace like love of sequins as well as a penchant for diamonds and pearls (“Diamonds and Pearls” was the name of a 1991 Prince album and song with the lyrics, “If I gave you diamonds and pearls/Would you be a happy boy or a girl”).

The color purple

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For most of his career, Prince, a master of soul, funk, pop and rock, mixed feminine and masculine style for a gender symbol that he used for his guitars and on album covers that briefly became his name after a feud with Warner Bros. Records. He’s shown here performing in the Netherlands in 1995.

For most of his career, Prince, a master of soul, funk, pop and rock, mixed feminine and masculine style for a gender symbol that he used for his guitars and on album covers that briefly became his name after a feud with Warner Bros. Records. He’s shown here performing in the Netherlands in 1995.

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In the way that Michael Jackson was known for his white glove, Prince was known for meshing together the male and female symbols. His version of the symbol sometimes referred to as the Love Symbol became the shape of several of his guitars, and it appeared on his album covers. During a feud with his longtime record label, Warner Bros., Prince dropped his name and changed his stage name to the symbol. Because the symbol wasn’t easily printable, the media and other referred to him as The Artist Formerly Known as Prince or simply, The Artist.

The heels

Prince was a short, thin, fit man, standing at 5’2″ in height. He often paraded around on and off stage in high heel shoes and boots for a needed lift. He wore heels long before it was acceptable for men in the United States, in more recent decades, if not, centuries, to wear high heels.

The clothes

Prince’s stage silhouettes ran the gamut from super skin tight cropped tops, bulge enhancing high waisted pants and the occasional pair of cheeky trousers with an open air derriere to baggy, double breasted suits, bolero jackets and voluminous turtleneck sweaters.

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In his early days, Prince had facial hair and permed hair before letting his hair evolve into other styles he often stuck to a combination of straightened hair and curls traditionally considered women’s looks and cuts. In more recent years, Prince opted for natural hair and had an afro similar to his younger years.

Prince often wore an assortment of eye catching eyewear, besting any performer this side of Elton John. These included asymmetrical ’80s shades, granny glasses and third eye sunnies.
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You can hardly blame German bench boss Joachim Low for, perhaps, not feeling comfortable telling his players what to do with their hands. His infamous scratch n sniff moment will forever be ingrained in the minds of those who witnessed it.

But after watching Jerome Boateng Titanic like moment last weekend against Italy, it was shocking to see Schweinsteiger produce a similar handball that completely derailed Germany game one that ended Die Mannschaft European Championship.

was unfortunate we conceded the goal, Low said. was bad luck one minute for halftime. Of course we had chances. We didn score. Today we didn have the luck we would have needed. looked pained as Low replaced him late in Thursday night semifinal. The only reason he began this fixture was due to numerous injuries the Germans faced following their quarterfinal slugfest with the Azzurri.

Even so, the Germans were in complete control until Schweinsteiger raised his arm in first half stoppage time, the precursor to Patrice Evra glancing header striking the German veteran’s arm inside the penalty area.

It left Italian referee Nicola Rizzoli with a decision to make. Having conferred with his goal line official, Rizzoli pointed to the spot. The call was so delayed the reaction here was one of confusion followed by immense elation.

Golden Boot leader Antoine Griezmann converted the ensuing spot kick, raising the noise level inside Stade Velodrome to levels unmatched at venues across this country. It was a classic case of goals changing games.

“When we went out of the tournaments in 2010 and 2012, the sides that beat us were better than us, Low added. that wasn the case. We were better than the French other than the goals and the result. Germans appeared unstoppable up until the Schweinsteiger error, accumulating upwards of 70% possession and completing twice the number of passes. The French weren on the same level.

Rizzoli decision, though, was ultimately what decided this semifinal. The Germans took more risks after halftime, leading to Les Bleus enjoying a few more counter attack opportunities before the Germans produced another gaffe.

The world champs rarely compound mistakes with mistakes, but Griezmann game clincher midway through the second half signified what happened here Thursday night: The Germans, almost flawless through two straight major tournaments,
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German fullback Joshua Kimmich inexplicably turned over possession close to goal before Shkodran Mustafi allowed Paul Pogba to dance by him. The French midfielder cross was misplayed by Manuel Neuer, who tipped the ball only as far as Griezmann.

The pint sized French forward rolled the ball into Germany vacated net to set up a mouth watering meeting between the hosts and Cristiano Ronaldo led Portugal on Sunday back at Stade de France, the venue France opened this tournament at.

did what we needed to today, French manager Didier Deschamps said. we were clinical. Hugo Lloris was great. He really was crucial when he needed to be. Mannschaft will point to key injuries as being a determining factor in this semifinal. Both Mario Gomez the only true No. 9 in Low arsenal and Sami Khedira, who Schweinsteiger replaced, were sorely missed.

But they still looked a shadow of themselves at this tournament. That they don have any strikers outside Gomez doesn bode well.

Thomas Muller again showed Thursday night he better suited playing beneath a target man and Mario Gotze, the false No. 9 Low began the tournament with, has fallen so far down Germany bench he next to the team physician.

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The hosts, meanwhile, are all that stand in the way of Ronaldo achieving something he told reporters he this week.

Unlike the Germans, Les Bleus aren looking past the weekend, when this group of French players could become immortalized alongside this country all time greats. Griezmann arguably has already.

If he continues this goal scoring tear, his Bling goal celebration will be a welcome sight in Saint Denis.

And a lesson to Low and Germany that there a right and wrong way to use your hands at this competition.


Joachim Low didn say it was a bad call.

But the Germany manager certainly seemed to indicate he didn like it after the French eliminated the defending world champs from this Euro.

Bastian Schweinsteiger game changing handball in first half stoppage time handed France an undeserved lead heading into the break.

Following an otherwise flawless first half, the Germans were suddenly behind the eight ball in a match they seemed in total control of.

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DePiano later apologized for the three year old video in a Facebook post.

have grown since then to be understanding and respectful to each and every individual, he wrote.

For years, activists have raised concerns about racial divides in the Gayborhood. As far back as the 1980s, community members formed a coalition to document instances of racism in gay bars. More recently, black patrons have expressed dismay at dance floors that were overwhelmingly white, or complained that bouncers had refused them entry, claiming that sweatpants or Timberland boots were against an unspoken dress code.

“What we are saying is, ‘Look at what’s happening on your watch,’ ” said Shani Akilah, another cofounder of the Black and Brown Workers’ Collective.

She cited several other controversies this year including the Philly Pride parade’s selection of an LGBT police group to serve as grand marshal. The 1969 Stonewall riots in New York that gave birth to the modern gay rights movement, activists pointed out, were the product of a police raid on a gay bar. The police group later declined the award after vociferous outcry.

Fitzpatrick said in an interview that she has no intention of resigning, and has long worked to address racism in the gay community. She spent the last year attending town halls and forums on the subject, she said, and has worked to improve resources for transgender women of color, who face disproportionate levels of discrimination and violence.

By the end of the year, she said, the city will establish a commission on LGBT affairs, and prioritize diversity in appointments.

“This has to be seen as a critical, critical, critical challenge that we are facing,” she said. “Marriage equality was one perfect example of how our community can organize, but gains like that lose their meaning if we do not respond with the same passion when LGBT people of color are denied their basic rights.”

Fitzpatrick said the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations is holding a hearing Oct. 25 “to create a formal record of instances of racial discrimination” in the Gayborhood the first steps in a city investigation, she said.

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Jeff Sheehan, the manager of iCandy, said the bar had “definitely felt” a weekend boycott. He said his staff had been hurt by the video.

“Everybody wants change,” he said. “Internal training needs to take place, and we need to look at what we’re doing and have been doing.”

Akilah said demonstrations against iCandy will continue, with her group encouraging patrons to drink elsewhere and asking investors to seek out other venues.

Stonewall Sports, the popular LGBT sports league, and Philly Pride, which organizes the annual pride parade, announced Friday that they were ending their sponsorship relationships with iCandy. City of Brotherly Love Softball League, an LGBT slow pitch league, said they would cut ties with the club for two years. The Greater Philadelphia Flag Football league has suspended its relationship with the bar indefinitely. The Philadelphia Gay News, one of the country’s oldest gay newspapers, released a statement saying its staff supported the boycotts and would bar iCandy from advertising with them.
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“Our wastewater is highly salt content, it looks more like marine,” says Fenholloway Project Manager, Chet Thompson. “The lower end of the Fenholloway system is a marine system so that wastewater is actually compatible.”

Thompson says his company routinely studies the health of aquatic life on the river.

“That’s reported to the state of Florida and that’s to ensure that no unsafe levels are bio accumulating in the fish,” says Thompson.

Not only that, the company is required by the state to improve their water treatment at the mill.

But Wakulla County officials and other are against the pipeline, period.

“Technology exists for them to do better, and they won’t,” says Leon County Commissioner, Bill Proctor. Public Affairs Manager Scott Mixion responded directly saying, “I would refer to the administrative order and specifically the finding of facts document that clearly demonstrates that there are no other alternatives other than the project as outlined today. That is the approved method, it is an approved project and it is a permitted project.”

Until construction starts, members of the community watch and wait. Some fearing life as they know it will change.
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