NSW ensures access to GM crop innovation

first_imgNSW ensures access to GM crop innovation The NSW Government has announced access will continue for approved genetically modified crop innovations, as it will not seek to continue an 18-year moratorium that is due to expire on 1 July 2021.The decision will align NSW with all other major States, ensuring that innovators and farmers are not disadvantaged in the future.The moratorium expiring will encourage stronger research and innovation and ensure easier access to current and future GM crops approved for commercialisation. Access will be maintained to all GM crops that have been approved through the Office of the Gene Technology Regulator’s robust assessments.With the global population expected to reach 9.7 billion by 2050, agricultural technologists and food science researchers must develop tools to reach growing population’s needs. An increasing number of Australian farms are R&D driven, technologically advanced, capital intensive, and entrepreneurial. The agritech industry strives to enhance seeds and crops, improve diet and provide functional foods for preventative health.The fourth edition of the Official Australian Reference Guide to Agricultural Biotechnology and GM Crops was published in October by the Agricultural Biotechnology Council of Australia (ABCA). It considers developments in agritech with a focus on the role of gene-editing, and includes regulation requirements across the country, and how consumer attitudes have evolved, in Australia and globally. AusBiotech is a founding member of ABCA. Download the Guide here. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:agbiotech, AusBiotech, Australia, Australian, biotech, biotechnology, Biotechnology Industry, disadvantaged, Download, gene-editing, global population, Government, industry, innovation, NSW, regulation, research, science, technologylast_img read more

Verizon completes Pivotal 5G kit trial

first_img Verizon completed a trial of new repeater technology with Pivotal Commware meant to help it more rapidly expand its mmWave 5G footprint, while also revealing an upgraded home broadband service in Houston.An operator representative told Mobile World Live trials recently conducted in Michigan tested “outdoor repeaters that will amplify the signal between a cell site (macro or small cell) and a customer’s home”.The testing appears to be part of a partnership first formally unveiled in May.In a statement, Verizon explained network repeaters retransmit signals from nearby cell sites to extend coverage to previously underserved areas. It noted the technology offers a lower cost and quicker way to boost coverage compared with traditional cell sites since repeaters are smaller, use less power and do not require a fibre connection.Pivotal Commware said the equipment it trialled with Verizon used holographic beamforming technology.Kevin Smith, Verizon VP of network planning, explained: “As we’ve known since our very early trials, high band spectrum provides more limited coverage from macro cells” but added the use of repeaters will improve its reach.5G HomeThe operator also announced improvements to its fixed wireless access 5G Home service in Houston, updating it from a proprietary technology used for an initial launch there in September 2018 to 3GPP’s 5G new radio standard.Verizon’s representative said the move will allow it to offer 1.5-times the coverage and twice the download speeds as before.It upgraded Indianapolis and Los Angeles, and added Detroit as its sixth city served with the NR tech earlier this month, as part of a goal to cover ten cities by the year end. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Mobile Mix: Buzzing for Barcelona Amazon reels in MGM Verizon shuffles executives Tags Author Diana is Mobile World Live’s US Editor, reporting on infrastructure and spectrum rollouts, regulatory issues, and other carrier news from the US market. Diana came to GSMA from her former role as Editor of Wireless Week and CED Magazine, digital-only… Read more Home Verizon completes Pivotal 5G kit trial Previous ArticleWeb Summit suffers setbackNext ArticleLG Uplus tops Korea 5G speed ranking AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore1 25 JUN 2020 5Gsmall cellsVerizon Diana Goovaerts Relatedlast_img read more

Lucille Honsinger Of Los Alamos Celebrates 105th Birthday

Los Alamos resident Lucille Honsinger is celebrating her 105th birthday and is honored this morning at a gathering in the parish hall at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church on Canyon Road where she has been a parishioner for 13 years. Her actual birthday is Feb. 27, 2020. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.comFour generations of Honsingers gather this morning at IHM to honor Los Alamos resident Lucille Honsinger, center, who is celebrating her 105th birthday Thursday. From left, Hongsinger’s granddaughter Joyce Richins, great-granddaughter Aliya Richins and son Dr. Richard Honsinger. Hongsinger also has four great-great-grandchildren. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com  Los Alamos resident Lucille Honsinger, seated, receives a special lap blanket with a pocket for her magazines created by Abby Lundin, right, during a gathering this morning at IHM to celebrate Honsinger’s 105th birthday coming up on Thursday. Also pictured are Honsinger’s granddaughter Joyce Richins, great-granddaughter Aliya Richins and son Dr. Richard Honsinger. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com read more

Elite taps Belo as No.1 PBA draft pick

first_img[av_one_full first min_height=” vertical_alignment=” space=” custom_margin=” margin=’0px’ padding=’0px’ border=” border_color=” radius=’0px’ background_color=” src=” background_position=’top left’ background_repeat=’no-repeat’ animation=”][av_heading heading=’Elite taps Belo as No.1 PBA draft pick ‘ tag=’h3′ style=’blockquote modern-quote’ size=” subheading_active=’subheading_below’ subheading_size=’15’ padding=’10’ color=” custom_font=”]By ADRIAN STEWART CO[/av_heading][av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”]MANILA – Aiming to improve its campaign in the upcoming season, the Blackwater Elite has enlisted Rey Mark Belo as their top overall pick in the 2016 PBA Rookie Draft on Sunday at Robinson’s Place in Ermita, Manila.According to Elite head coach Leo Isaac, he chose to pick the former Far Eastern University Tamaraws star since he is the complete package: a big man that has a shooting touch from outside.“Although hindi talaga siya yung malaki na player, pero siya yung big guy na kumpleto at nakitaan natin ng galing locally and internationally sa napakamurang edad niya,” Isaac said.The Midsayap, Cotabato-native Belo, for his part, is ready to do everything he can to help the Elite, which finished in the lower half of the standings in its first two seasons in the league.“Ibibigay ko ‘yung best ko na makatulong sa team. Marami rin silang young players at mga veterans. Hopefully, marami kamig matutunan at maganda ang maitakbo ng team,” Belo said.Phoenix Fuel Master, on the other hand, drafted Filipino-American Matthew Wright as second overall pick, the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Kings selected Kevin Ferrer at No. 3, while the Mahindra Floodbuster signed Russel Escoto at No. 4.Star Hotshots drafted Jiovani Jalalon at No. 5, the San Miguel Beermen picked up Arnold Van Opstal at No. 6, the Meralco Bolts went after Eduardo Daquioag at No. 7, while the NLEX Road Warriors enlisted Alfonso Gotladera at No. 8.Meanwhile, the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters picked Chris Michael Tolomia at No. 9. The Alaska Aces selected Carl Bryan Cruz at No. 10, while GlobalPort Batang Pier and TNT Katropa claimed Von Pessumal and Roger Pogoy, respectively.BANAL TOPS ‘REGULAR DRAFT’Raphael Banal, meanwhile, was selected by the Elite as its top-overall pick in the PBA regular rookie draft, which succeeded the special drafts for the Gilas Pilipinas Cadets members.Elite team manager Jonson Martines said that they chose the 6-foot-2 Banal, son of former PBA coach Joel Banal, due to his ability to play point guard and his accurate outside shooting.“We’re very impressed with his (Banal) performance during the PBA Rookie Draft Combine,” said Martines. “He’s a big guard with a good outside shooting. I think he can really help us in our campaign next season.”/PN [/av_textblock][/av_one_full]last_img read more