49ers mailbag: Questions pour in after offensive woes in opener

first_imgGet 49ers news in your inbox. Sign up now for the free 49ers HQ newsletter.SANTA CLARA — A 24-16, season-opening loss has 49ers fans concerned, and rightfully so. Let’s get to this week’s mailbag and answer their prayers, er, questions:Do you see a switch from run first to pass first? (@The_Rhone_1) I see this offense as field-goal first. Regardless of how they get into the red zone, they need touchdowns, all due respect to the golden boot of Robbie Gould. With Fred Warner’s …last_img read more

FDA moves genetically engineered salmon forward

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Last week, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) decided to allow AquaBounty Technologies, an American company, to commercialize its genetically engineered AquAdvantage Salmon in the U.S. market.The AquAdvantage Salmon was developed by Massachusetts-based AquaBounty Technologies. It is genetically engineered to reach its market weight in half the time of conventionally raised salmon while using 25% less food and contributing to more sustainable aquaculture systems.“We are taking another important step by deactivating a 2016 import alert that prevented GE salmon from entering the U.S. The FDA’s approval of the application related to AquAdvantage Salmon followed a comprehensive analysis of the scientific evidence, which determined that the GE Atlantic salmon met the statutory requirements for safety and effectiveness under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. However, in 2016, Congress directed the FDA not to allow into commerce any food that contains GE salmon until it issued final labeling guidelines for informing consumers of the GE salmon content in the food. The FDA complied with this requirement by implementing an import alert in 2016 that prevented GE salmon from entering the U.S.,” said Scott Gottlieb, FDA Commissioner. “With Congress’ enactment of the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard, the U.S. Department of Agriculture was charged with implementing a mandatory standard for disclosing whether a food is ‘bioengineered’ and FDA was divested of its authority over voluntary labeling to indicate the presence of GE content in human foods.”With the FDA’s deactivation of the import alert, AquAdvantage Salmon, including salmon eggs used to grow the fish, can now enter the U.S. for commercialization.“With the deactivation of the import alert, AquAdvantage Salmon eggs can now be imported to the company’s contained grow-out facility in Indiana to be raised into salmon for food,” Gottlieb said. “As was determined during the FDA’s 2015 review, this fish is safe to eat, the genetic construct added to the fish’s genome is safe for the animal, and the manufacturer’s claim that it reaches a growth marker important to the aquaculture industry more rapidly than its non-GE farm-raised Atlantic salmon counterpart is confirmed.”The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) was pleased with the announcement by FDA.“While long overdue, this milestone paves the way for future innovations that contribute to a more sustainable food supply for a growing world population and lessen the impact on our environment,” BIO said in a statement. “Going forward, BIO will continue to work with FDA to support greater clarity in the regulatory process and an efficient, predictable pathway to product approval. By implementing a transparent, science-based and risk-appropriate regulatory path, the United States and American companies can lead the way in developing biology-driven solutions to society’s biggest challenges.”last_img read more

EPA to Present Lead-Safe Webinar on Nov. 10

first_imgThe Environmental Protection Agency will present a webinar from 1 to 3 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on November 10 to provide information about residential renovation, repair, and painting on properties built before 1978.The agency said the session will cover a range of topics relating to lead-safe practices in its Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule, including who is subject to the requirements, compliance guidelines, how to become a certified lead-safe firm or contractor, enforcement fines, and changes to the rule that took effect on October 4.The EPA noted that contractors, landlords, and property managers are subject to the lead-safe RRP rule, although individual homeowners and tenants doing work on their personal residence are exempt.The EPA announced its first enforcement action under the rule in May, for a Maine-based landlord’s failure “to contain dust and debris generated by lead paint removal activities during a repainting project in October 2010.” Two workers hired by the landlord used “power equipment to remove lead paint from an exterior wall of a residential building without using any containment for lead-containing dust and debris,” the agency said in its announcement.Click here for registration information. Participation will be limited to the first 1,000 registrants, who will receive an email confirmation with a link to the webinar site and a dial-in number. There is no registration fee for the session, although long-distance phone charges will apply.last_img read more

Rape case filed against Congress MLA

first_imgA case was registered on the court’s order against Congress MLA Johari Lal Meena, representing Rajgarh-Laxmangarh constituency of Rajasthan’s Alwar district, on charges of raping a 38-year-old widow several times during the last two years and threatening to release the video of the alleged act. The FIR was registered at Raini police station over the weekend.The woman, who filed a complaint in the Judicial Magistrate’s court for registration of FIR, alleged that Mr. Meena, 68, whom she had met two years ago, took her to a hotel in the temple town of Mehandipur Balaji on the pretext of taking her to a doctor when she was ill. At the hotel, the MLA allegedly gave her some medicines and raped her when she fell unconscious, according to the complaint.Mr. Meena denied the charge on Saturday and said the complaint against him was a “political conspiracy” hatched to prevent him from campaigning for his party in the Lok Sabha election. “The objective is to damage the prospects of Congress. This is also a ploy to reduce my popularity in the public,” said Mr. Meena, who had defeated his BJP rival with a margin of 30,298 votes in the 2018 Assembly election.The complainant alleged that Mr. Meena had made a video of the act and started blackmailing her with the threat to release it. She also alleged that the MLA had forced her to establish a physical relationship with him several times.The FIR was registered under Sections 376 (rape), 384 (extortion) and 328 (causing hurt by means of poison) of Indian Penal Code and investigation handed over to CB-CID in view of the accused being a legislator.last_img read more

ROUND 11: Manny Pacquiao forces Adrien Broner to the defensive

first_imgROUND 10: Broner tries to establish offense, Pacquiao eggs him on Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Manny Pacquiao, right, hits Adrien Broner during their WBA welterweight title boxing match Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)MANILA, Philippines—Adrien Broner switches back to his defensive stance at the start of the first championship round only for Manny Pacquiao to once again establish his offense.Pacquiao pins Broner to the ropes but Broner once again clinches to prevent any punishment.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ LATEST STORIES US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Broner throws a quick left hand but it lands on Pacquiao’s right shoulder showing his sometimes-underrated defensive acumen.Broner back-pedals in the final 30 seconds but absorbs a stiff left straight to the chin.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more