Is it Safe to Use Roundup?

first_imgHome Commentary Is it Safe to Use Roundup? Is it Safe to Use Roundup? Facebook Twitter SHARE By Gary Truitt – Mar 29, 2015 As for farmers ready to head to the fields to plant a new crop, should they be worried about using glyphosate? Could they be sued or caught in a class action suit? Todd Janzen, ag law expert for Hoosier Ag Today, says no, “Nothing has changed with respect to EPA approval of glyphosate. All we have is one organization classifying it as something that ‘probably’ is carcinogenic.” SHARE Second, consider the fact that the ARC study is just one study compared to a much larger body of work that has drawn a different conclusion. “Scientific experts who have considered the body of relevant research do not agree with a categorization of glyphosate as carcinogenic for a very simple reason – it’s clearly not. There is nothing in the data to support such claims, and nothing in the deep reservoir of real world experience with glyphosate, to justify such a move,” said   L. Val Giddings, with the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. He also points out that the ARC study does not present any new research, but bases its conclusion on previously released research. Whether you believe the new study or not, keep in mind that, to date, the vast amount of science is on the side of glyphosate safety. First, glyphosate has undergone testing and scientific study for more than 30 years. The U.S. government has declared the chemical safe for use on crops and in agricultural production. The standards used by the government are as follows: “The U.S. EPA develops strict limits (or tolerances) for residues at 100 to 1,000 times lower than levels are at which health impacts might occur. These tolerance levels are considered safe based on average daily food intake by adults and children.” Those  opposed to biotechnology or the use of almost any agricultural chemical say these standards are not safe.  “It is the amount of exposure to a chemical that determines the potential for harm, not simply its presence or absence,” said Carl Winter, PhD, UC Davis. Levels 1,000 times lower than needed seems reasonable to both scientists and regulators. In addition, no credible evidence of health problems have been documented over the past 3 decades. Previous articleSunday OutlookNext articleAnnual Indiana Soy Contest a Real Success Story Gary Truitt Should farmers stop using glyphosate? The Organic Consumer Association says yes.  In a statement released just moments after the ARC results were made public, they said, “The OCA calls on the U.S. EPA to do its job: Ban glyphosate now.” I do find it interesting that the same groups that say 30 years of testing on GMO food is not enough to prove their safety are calling for a ban on glyphosate based on one report.  By Gary Truitt Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup made headlines last week when the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), an arm of the World Health Organization, departed from the scientific consensus to declare glyphosate to be a class 2A “probable human carcinogen.” With the speed of the internet and the reach of social media, the spin began on both sides. Consumers wondered if it was safe to eat food on which glyphosate had been used, and farmers worried about being sued if they kept using the product. Historical perspective, science, and common sense were left in the dust as the rhetoric spun out of control. So setting aside the posturing, here are a few things to consider as you make up your mind on this issue. Facebook Twitter So, as you sort through the mountains of media coverage and the megabites of comments on social media, keep this in mind: As of today, glyphosate is safe to use on crops, and food from those crops poses no risk to your health.last_img read more

Murder attempt against pro-Chávez journalist in Portuguesa state

first_img January 13, 2021 Find out more Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives VenezuelaAmericas RSF_en August 25, 2020 Find out more June 15, 2020 Find out more January 15, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Murder attempt against pro-Chávez journalist in Portuguesa state News Help by sharing this information News New wave of censorship targeting critical media outletscenter_img to go further News VenezuelaAmericas Receive email alerts Organisation Two journalists murdered just days apart in Venezuela Follow the news on Venezuela Reporters Without Borders today condemned a murder attempt against Rafael Finol, political correspondent on the privately-owned daily El Regional in Acarigua, Portuguesa state, central-western Venezuela. The 62-year-old journalist was leaving his office on the evening of 13 January when two people travelling in a Tucson-type truck opened fire on him and then took flight, witnesses said. A nine-millimetre bullet grazed the journalist’s head, leaving him with only slight injuries.The motive for the attack is as yet unclear but Finol himself, who quickly recovered after hospital treatment, said he was convinced that it was for political reasons. “I knew this would happen after the recent interview I had with President Chávez”, he said. “It was the work of the extreme-right who want to kill me”, he told colleagues.Finol, who is an avowed supporter of the President, also said that he had recently been active in the Palestinian cause. Members of the local press, who spoke to Reporters Without Borders, were unable to confirm whether the journalist or the newspaper had previously had any threats. Rafael Finol and his family are now under protection. “First of all we are relieved that Rafael Finol has recovered and we hope he can quickly get back to work”, the worldwide press freedom organisation said. “An investigation should now swiftly establish if the attack was linked to his work, since theft can already be ruled out. An attack of this kind should also mean that security should be provided at the offices of El Regional”, it added. Newslast_img read more

Abundant Life Covenant Church: Mother’s Day Outreach

first_imgEVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Subscribe Faith & Youth Abundant Life Covenant Church: Mother’s Day Outreach From PASTOR CAMILLE WOODEN Published on Thursday, March 22, 2012 | 2:19 pm More Cool Stuff Top of the News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Business News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community Newscenter_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Make a comment Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. HerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 things only girls who live life to the maximum understandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA 74 Year Old Fitness Enthusiast Defies All Concept Of AgeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTiger Woods Is ‘Different Man’ 10 Years After ScandalHerbeautyHerbeauty 8 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it This year the church is gathering to assemble and donate Mother’s Day baskets to 8 women of the Elizabeth House, a Pasadena-based pregnancy shelter for women. Kits will be assembled on Friday, May 6, 2012 at the DIVA fellowship and delivered on Monday, May 9, 2012. Please bring any toiletries and bath and body products to the church to assemble into baskets.Elizabeth House is located at 760 Santa Barbara Street Pasadena with telephone no. at (626) 577-4434. For more information about Elizabeth House, visit more information contact Brenda Mainer at [email protected] Life Covenant Bible Church, 2033 E. Washington Boulevard, Pasadena, (626) 789-7716 or Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *last_img read more

Pasadena-Based Ethnic Business Receives Inc. Magazine Honor

first_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Business News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Subscribe First Heatwave Expected Next Week Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Darrel Done BusinessVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Top of the News center_img 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it HerbeautyAt 9 Years Old, This Young Girl Dazzled The World Of FashionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyPretty Or Not: 5 Things You Didn’t Know About BeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeauty Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. A Pasadena communications group hailed as “one of the fastest growing companies in America” has earned its place on a list of elite businesses recognized for exponential growth.For the second year in a row, Imprenta Communications has been honored by Inc. Magazine, the premier publication for business owners and entrepreneurs for more than three decades, according to a statement released by the company to the media. Imprenta is an ethnic marketing, public affairs and campaign firm.In 2015, Imprenta garnered $19.4 million in revenue, while in 2014, it reported $19.1 million, making it a company that saw a 1,000 percent growth over the past three years.“Imprenta is extremely proud to receive this recognition,” said Ronald W. Wong, President and CEO of the Imprenta Communications Group. “We are happy to be able to contribute to the success of our clients. Furthermore, this recognition is a testament to our unique business model – which celebrates diversity, and communicates and engages people in ways which truly understands and respects their culture and language.”Found in 2001, Imprenta is a certified Minority Business Enterprise, and is 100 percent owned and operated by minorities, according to the statement. The company is unique in that it aims to bring together two of the fast-growing minority groups in the United States: Latinos and Asian Pacific American communities. According to the Imprenta’s website, their mission is to empower communities of color by giving them a voice and communicating to them in ways that respect their diversity and cultures.“Imprenta fully embraces the rich diversity that makes United States the greatest country in the world,” Wong Said. “The Inc. Magazine recognition validates our commitment to diversity and engaging communities of color. We’ve shown again that we can achieve results and build a successful business which serves people of color, by people of color.” Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Make a comment Business News Pasadena-Based Ethnic Business Receives Inc. Magazine Honor From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 | 5:55 pm More Cool Stufflast_img read more

SMWT to perform in concert

first_img Pinterest Twitter By admin – March 7, 2018 SMWT to perform in concert WhatsApp Pinterest WhatsApp Singing Men of West Texas – March ConcertSinging Men of West Texas are scheduled to perform in concert from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Crestview Baptist Church. 3300 Thomas Ave., Midland.SMWT is comprised primarily of ministers of music, pastors, other church or associational staff members, and laymen actively involved in the music ministry of their churches. SMWT is one of six satellite choirs of the Singing Men of Texas affiliated with Texas Baptists through the BGCT. The SMWT sing an average of eight concerts a year throughout West Texas from Lubbock to Abilene to San Angelo to Monahans and all places in between.The event is free and open to the public. Facebook Local News Twitter Facebook Previous articleCowboys coach Garrett speaks at fundraiser for Bynum SchoolNext articleMan charged with copper wire theft adminlast_img read more

Housing Market Growth Looks Strong

first_img July 23, 2018 1,847 Views Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Housing Market Growth Looks Strong Share 1Save Related Articles Tagged with: Freddie Mac Home Home Sales HOUSING Inventory loans mortgage origination Supply Sign up for DS News Daily Freddie Mac Home Home Sales HOUSING Inventory loans mortgage origination Supply 2018-07-23 Radhika Ojha  Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago About Author: Scott Morgan Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Housing Market Growth Looks Strong Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: The Week Ahead: Spotlight on Disaster Preparedness Next: The Cost of Rental Scams Conditions in the country’s low-supply market could slightly improve by the end of the year according to Freddie Mac’s July Forecast released on Monday. The forecast projects new home construction will alleviate some of the current supply shortage, which in turn will increase sales 2.5 percent. That would bring the total to 6.27 million units, counting new and existing homes.Meanwhile, Freddie also expects home prices to grow 6.7 percent.“In most of the country, the healthy U.S. economy and robust labor market fueled considerable interest in buying a home during the busy spring buying season,” the report indicated. At the same time, strengthening demand did not create a boost in sales activity. Listings, the report stated, were scant, while home price growth remained swift and higher mortgage rates squeezed the budget of many would-be buyers.“Home sales have mostly moved sideways for much of the year, but given the sizable demand for buying in most markets, there’s hope for a small breakout in the months ahead,” said Sam Khater Freddie Mac’s chief economist. “Mortgage rates have stabilized in recent months, and in some high-cost markets, price appreciation is showing some signs of easing. If new and existing housing supply can increase meaningfully, sales will follow.”Elsewhere in the report, Freddie found July’s mortgage rates had fallen off as an offshoot of declining long-term Treasury yields. The effect has been behind ongoing investor anxiety surrounding the potential of a long-term global trade war. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage is forecast to average 4.6 percent this year.Total single-family first-lien mortgage originations are expected to slide around 7 percent this year to $1.69 trillion, driven by decreased refinance activity due to higher borrowing costs, the report indicated, while Freddie expects Gross Domestic Product growth to be 3.4 percent in the second quarter and 2.7 percent for the year. In the meantime, Freddie reported, the U.S. labor market is robust, “which in turn is bringing more people into the workforce, increasing wages and spurring consumer spending and business investment.” Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Subscribe Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Scott Morgan is a multi-award-winning journalist and editor based out of Texas. During his 11 years as a newspaper journalist, he wrote more than 4,000 published pieces. He’s been recognized for his work since 2001, and his creative writing continues to win acclaim from readers and fellow writers alike. He is also a creative writing teacher and the author of several books, from short fiction to written works about writing. last_img read more

Diving behaviour of albatrosses: implications for foraging ecology and bycatch susceptibility.

first_imgDiving is an ecologically important behaviour that provides air-breathing predators with opportunities to capture prey, but that also increases their exposure to incidental mortality (bycatch) in commercial fisheries. In this study, we characterised the diving behaviour of 26 individuals of three species, the black-browed albatross Thalassarche melanophris, grey-headed albatross T. chrysostoma and light-mantled albatross Phoebetria palpebrata, breeding at Bird Island, South Georgia. Individuals were tracked using Global Location Sensor (GLS)-immersion loggers and time-depth recorders (TDRs) and, for two species, Global Positioning System (GPS) loggers. Although the TDRs recorded 589 dives (defined in this paper as submersion > 1 m), average dive depths and durations were just 1.30–1.49 m and 2.5–3.3 s, respectively, for the three species. In addition, many individuals (22% of black-browed, 20% of grey-headed, and 57% of light-mantled albatrosses; total n = 9, 10 and 7 individuals, respectively) did not dive at all. Most dives occurred at the distal end of foraging trips and were rare during the commuting phase. No dives took place in darkness, despite long periods spent on water at night. The limited and shallow dive activity contrasts with impressions from a previous study using capillary-tube depth gauges (which are less accurate than TDRs) and has implications for the susceptibility of albatrosses to bycatch on longlines. This study provides further support for regulations requiring night setting and increased sink rates of baited hooks to help mitigate albatross bycatch.last_img read more

Blavatnik’s School of Government launches

first_imgThe opening ceremony for Oxford’s planned School of Government, to be funded by a £75 million donation from a American industrialist, took place on 20th September.Leonard Blavatnik, a Soviet-born American citizen who also has a home in Kensington, announced his intention to donate the sum earlier this year. The University will also contribute £26 million, and land in the Radcliffe Observatory Quarter.This year’s Forbes World’s Billionaire’s List ranked Blavatnik 93rd, estimating his fortune at $7.5 billion. He is believed to be the sixth richest man in the United Kingdom.The source of the billionaire’s wealth has come under scrutiny among students at a time when universities are becoming increasingly reliant on large cash gifts from individual donors.Some have claimed that this is leading them to accept money from business tycoons regardless of their backgrounds. In 1996 the University accepted over £20 million from Wafic Said to establish the Said Business School, despite Said’s role in the notorious Al Yamamah arms deal.Leonard Blavatnik is the founder, Chairman and President of Access Industries, an international industrial group which holds investments in industries such as oil, coal, petrochemicals, plastics and real estate.He appeared in front of the High Court in 2008 when TNK-BK, a Russian oil company of which he is a partner, became embroiled in a $360 million tax dispute with BP.In June 2009 he sued investment bank JPMorgan Chase for losing $98 million of his money in toxic sub-prime mortgage investments. Earlier that year it was reported that ABN Amro, a Dutch bank owned by the Royal Bank of Scotland, had given a £2.5 billion loan as part of the underwriting provided to Basell AF in its buyout of Lyondell. This was a part of a bigger loan funded by a consortium of banks. At the time, Basell was controlled by Access Industries. This move which was heavily criticised in light of the government bail-out of RBS. When asked about the source of donations to the University, a spokesman for Oxford said, “It is not for us to attempt to prove or disprove allegations as part of a scrutiny process: the University has neither the expertise nor the resources to carry out private investigations more properly conducted by civic institutions.“We are entitled to rely, and do rely, on the police, the courts, and other national and international regulators.”The annual Ross-CASE study, which measures the philanthropic performance of Higher Education and Further Education institutions, found that cash donation to British universities has risen by 18.8% in the past year, exceeding an annual total of £0.5 billion for the first time.There has also been a rise in the number of major cash gifts worth £500,000 or more. There have been 1655 in total this year, compared with just 119 two years ago. 22 institutions received a cash donation of £1m or more.Rod Schwartz, who lectures in social entrepreneurship at the Said Business School, commented, “On a general level we are quite open to the idea of bringing private sources of capital into the university arena. This can be very effective, especially given that we are in a fiscal crisis.“Having said that, it is essential for the long term survival and sustainability of universities that the capital is screened. Capital must come from sources that do not act against the independence or the ethical character of the university.”The School of Government will be the first of its kind in Europe, and will offer one-year Master’s degrees to “outstanding graduates” in the “skills and responsibilities of government”.There has been some criticism of the project, which has been described as a “finishing school for international statesmen”. Oxford claims that it will groom future statesmen in “a unique balance of the humanities, social sciences, law, science, technology, health, finance, energy and security policy”Lord Patten, Chancellor of the University of Oxford, said, “This is a once-in-a-century opportunity for Oxford.“Through the Blavatnik benefaction, Oxford will now become the world’s leading centre for the training of future leaders in government and public policy.”The school is set to capitalise on Oxford’s history of educating politicians. 26 British Prime Ministers, including David Cameron, studied at Oxford. There are currently around 117 Oxford-educated Members of Parliament, and 140 Oxford graduates in the House of Lords.The School of Government, due to open in 2012 will have posts for 40 academic staff and offer places to 120 students.last_img read more

Tri-State Treasures: UE Equipment Manager Darryl Buente

first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare Buente’s love of purple is well known by fans, athletes, and faculty members. The color encompasses multiple aspects of his life including his wardrobe, attitude, and even his car.His legacy at the University of Evansville is detailed in this latest installment of Tri-State Treasures.Comments2 comments Tri-State Treasures: UE Equipment Manager Darryl BuenteFEBRUARY 7TH, 2019 MITCH ANGLE EVANSVILLE, INDIANAThis spring, longtime Aces equipment manager Darryl Buente plans to retire after a 37-year-long career serving athletes at the University of Evansville.last_img read more

In the BB archives

first_imgThere is a very frequent misconception of the true meaning of heroism, and one can only pity the misguided youth whose death is reported this week from Berlin and who took his own life as a consequence of desiring to star as the hero of a tragedy.The young man was a baker’s apprentice, but before shooting himself with a revolver, he left a letter stating that, having read more than 100 sensational novels, he was determined to make himself the hero of a tragedy. One may have a little pity for any youth who has read 100 sensational novels, and even many sensible men might feel inclined to do the same if they could imagine themselves capable of reading so many volumes of trash.It is a poor kind of tragedy, the hero of which flies from the active duties of life and seeks refuge in the dark caves of suicide.last_img read more