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Changing Pattern of Creation – Scientist Fahrenkrug Alters Animals DNA – to Alleviate Suffering ‘


#AceNewsReport – Editors Post: July.27: This post really interested me as this Scientist Scott Fahrenkrug has big plans to make life for millions of farm animals a whole lot better.  This maybe so in his mind, but l see that he is playing at being God, and by altering the DNA pattern of any creature be it man or beast – we change something that may and could become irreversible. He calls his technique ‘ Gene Editing ‘ l call it changing the pattern of life and as we do not have the creators detailed plan of how his animals and beasts were created, he cannot understand what he is doing.

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I leave you to read details of his technique and leave you with these words – ‘ Forgive them Lord they know NOT what they Do ‘           

Through a technique called gene editing, Fahrenkrug’s company has made dairy cows that can skip the painful dehorning process—because they don’t grow horns in the first place. He’s created male pigs that don’t have to be castrated because they never go through puberty. He is tweaking the DNA of a few high-performance cattle breeds so they are more heat tolerant and can thrive in a warming world.

Fahrenkrug’s ultimate goal is animals with just the right mix of traits—and much less suffering.

But many people see GM foods as a symbol of all that’s wrong with the industrial food system. Fahrenkrug will have to convince them that it offers the surest and fastest route to more ethical and sustainable farming.

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Yet Another Uber Passenger With Service Dog Allegedly Left At The Curb


#AceNewsReport – July.27: Yet Another Uber Passenger With Service Dog Allegedly Left At The Curb
Consumerist / Laura Northrup

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uberdawgDivit is a guide dog, who has been trained to keep his owner safe and independent and to have impeccable manners in public. Yet Divit’s owner says that they were left at the curb on their way to a vet appointment, simply because the driver assigned to their ride didn’t want to have a dog in the car. Even a service dog, which in theory is allowed to go anywhere that its owner or trainer does.

Uber says that it makes allowances for drivers who have religious issues with certain animals, or allergies, but that drivers “are expected to comply fully with ADA requirements, and we provide our driver community with information on best practices for accommodating riders with disabilities.” Uber also told NBC News that the driver who refused to transport this passenger has had his account deactivated.

You could say that he was fired, but Uber isn’t an employer, it’s an app. The company maintains that it’s simply a service that brings together people who need rides and people willing to accept money for rides. That means they don’t have direct control over their drivers on the ground, who are not their employees.

The timing is bad for yet another Uber driver to be accused of refusing to transport a service dog. The company is facing a civil rights lawsuit by the National Federation of The Blind, where one passenger claims that their guide dog was forced to ride in the car’s trunk when a driver wouldn’t allow it in the backseat.

Uber Allegedly Turns Away Wisconsin Blind Man and His Service Dog [NBC]

Original Article: http://consumerist.com/2015/07/27/yet-another-uber-passenger-with-service-dog-allegedly-left-at-the-curb

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New York’s LaGuardia Airport is so bad that it’s being completely replaced


#AceNewsReport – NEW YORK: July.27: New York’s LaGuardia Airport is so bad that it’s being completely replaced
The Verge.

LaGuardia. Just the word sends shudders down the spines of frequent travelers.

The airport — the smallest of three major airports that serve the New York metropolitan area — is so bad that Vice President Joe Biden famously quipped that it felt like a “third-world” facility in remarks last year. Biden joined New York governor Andrew Cuomo today to announce an expansive plan for LaGuardia that would effectively raze the entire thing and replace it with a single giant terminal — an improvement over the collection of small terminals that serves the airport today — and move its boundary further from Flushing Bay so it can grow in size.

New York will have the newest major airport in the United States. Welcome to New York’s new airport. #ReimaginingNY pic.twitter.com/UKHkb6hTFX

— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) July 27, 2015

The $4 billion plan appears to be a more ambitious version of a $3.6 billion plan that was announced earlier this year that would’ve seen the construction of a new terminal with connectors to the existing ones. Instead, the new LaGuardia’s Grand Unified Terminal (my name, not theirs) will hold all the airlines that service the airport with connections to rail and ferry service. (Cuomo has previously spoken of a new train line — inexplicably not part of the New York City Subway system — that he wants to build there.) There’ll also be a hotel constructed onsite, which is convenient for the inevitable delays that will cripple the system on a regular basis.

Original Article: http://www.theverge.com/2015/7/27/9049743/laguardia-airport-replacement-new-york

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In climate change plan, Hillary Clinton makes big bet on solar power


#AceNewsReport – WASHINGTON:July.27: In climate change plan, Hillary Clinton makes big bet on solar power
Mashable / Andrew Freedman

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In a speech in Iowa on Monday, Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton began laying out what she says will be a forward-thinking, “ambitious” set of policy proposals and goals to address the threat of manmade global warming

She does so as she faces a primary challenge from Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont and former Maryland governor Martin O’Malley, who both have progressive records on global warming.

See also: The Uber economy worries Hillary Clinton a little

Clinton declared two goals, both of which involve a significant ramp up of renewable energy use in the U.S. The first goal is for the country to have “more than half a billion solar panels” installed in the U.S. by the end of Clinton’s first term in office, which would be in 2020 Read more…

Original Article: http://feeds.mashable.com/~r/Mashable/~3/dIGM84_0_jM/

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Boston ends 2024 Summer Olympics bid after mayor refuses to sign contract


#AceNewsReport – July.27: Boston ends 2024 Summer Olympics bid after mayor refuses to sign contract
Mashable / Marcus Gilmer

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In a climate of increasing skepticism surrounding hosting the Olympics, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh has refused one of the key demands of the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC), protecting the city’s taxpayers — but also killing the city’s bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics

Walsh said on Monday that he refused to sign a host city contract that puts taxpayers on the hook for cost overruns.

“I refuse to mortgage the future of the city away,” Walsh said. “This is a commitment that I can’t make without ensuring the city and its residents will be protected.” Read more:>>>>>

Original Article: http://feeds.mashable.com/~r/Mashable/~3/Wu7hmOr0y7k/

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911 call: ‘He killed my husband!


#AceBreakingNews July.27: 911 call: ‘He killed my husband!
CNN

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A Florida man was shot to death in front of his family in an apparent road rage incident captured on 911 recordings.

Original Article: http://rss.cnn.com/~r/rss/cnn_topstories/~3/vCYL8HNfAas/index.html

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IRAN: ‘ Nuclear agreement is Unclear as it is not a Treaty so Conservative Activist group files lawsuit ‘


#AceNewsReport – IRAN:July.27: Despite agreement on both sides of the aisle that the Iran nuclear agreement is not a treaty, a conservative activist group filed suit to block the measure as unconstitutional.

Freedom Watch announced the lawsuit on Thursday, arguing that by approving the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act, the Senate forfeited it’s right to approve of a treaty’s ratification by a two-thirds majority and changed the way treaties are ratified, who they are ratified by, and the required number of votes for approval.”The Defendants gave away the carefully crafted protections of the U.S. Constitution meant to preserve the liberties and ‘provide for the common defense’ of American citizens,” the group said in a statement.

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HONG KONG: ‘ Outsources Blood-Testing to US to ease Strain on Hospitals ‘


#AceNewsReport – CHINA:July.27: Public hospitals grappling with staff shortages are facing further strain after 1,300 people caught in the lead-in-water scandal signed up for free blood tests.

This has led the city to outsource some of the laboratory work to the United States, as the government copes with blood tests it has offered to vulnerable residents of three public housing estates whose tap water contains excessive levels of lead.

Secretary for Food and Health Dr Ko Wing-man said about 150 of 312 samples taken in the first tests a week ago were sent to US labs as the Hospital Authority’s capacity became “saturated”.

“We do not want the [tests] to affect the normal service of the public hospitals,” Ko said yesterday. “But the workload over the blood tests has exceeded the capacity” of the authority.

United Christian Hospital in Kwun Tong carried out the first batch of tests last weekend. It is sharing the workload for a further 600 this weekend with Princess Margaret Hospital in Kwai Chung. More tests will take place at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Yau Ma Tei on August 8 and 9.

About 30 extra medics were drafted in at United Christian for each day of tests to handle the assessments, the hospital said.

The work is exacerbating long-standing manpower problems in the public health system – which lacks about 250 doctors.

Public labs can handle only about 300 blood tests per week, hence the need to outsource some of the assessments after samples are collected.

The tests are offered to children under six and women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Dr Pierre Chan Pui-yin, president of the Public Doctors’ Association, said medics were not feeling the strain yet, but matters could get worse if the water-safety scare widened.

On Friday, Secretary for Transport and Housing Professor Anthony Cheung Bing-leung said the government would expand testing for lead in tap water to all 170 public rental housing estates.

Professor Ho Kin-chung, an Open University environmental specialist in water, suggested the government conduct a representative testing exercise by drawing samples from all buildings.

But Dr Chan Hon-fai, an engineer specialising in water works who sits on the department’s committee investigating the affair, said it might not be practical. Chan said owners’ corporations at some private residential blocks were arranging their own tests, and that the department did not need to run tests for private owners on top of its regular checks.

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