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Email scam tells people they’re expected in court

first_imgEmail scam tells people they’re expected in court February 1, 2014 Regular News Email scam tells people they’re expected in court Another ruse threatens arrest for shirking jury dutyAn email scam alleging “illegal software use” has been reported in other Southern states, including Georgia, that says recipients are expected to appear in an unspecified state court.“Anyone receiving such an email in Florida should not open any attachments or click on links in the emails,” said Craig Waters, director of public information for the Florida Supreme Court. “A notice about upcoming court appearances in Florida would not be given to state residents in this manner.”In Louisiana, Waters said, these emails have impersonated the domain names of well-known law firms and may contain an attachment, supposedly a court notice or summons, or may contain a link to a website. Some reports say that the attachment or link may download a virus into the user’s computer or device.The attorney general of Louisiana reportedly has launched an investigation. Juror Scam In various parts of the United States, citizens are being targeted by phone calls and threatened with prosecution for failing to comply with jury service in federal or state courts, according to a warning posted on the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida’s website.In the calls, the threat of a fine for shirking jury service is used to coerce those called into providing confidential data, potentially leading to identity theft and fraud. These calls are not from real court officials, the court said.“Federal courts do not require anyone to provide any sensitive information in a telephone call,” the court said. “Most contact between a federal court and a prospective juror will be through the U.S. Mail, and any phone contact by real court officials will not include requests for Social Security numbers, credit card numbers, or any other sensitive information.”The court said it is a crime for anyone to falsely represent himself or herself as a federal court official. The federal judiciary takes seriously such an offense. Persons receiving such a telephone call should not provide the requested information, and should notify the clerk of court’s office of the U.S. district court in their area.last_img read more

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Letter To The Editor: Mom, Dad, Where Are You?

first_imgBy DAREN SAVAGELos AlamosWe had numerous gunshots in the Western Area last night (4th of July). It got so bad that I had to call 911 to report it. The dispatcher reacted like mine was  one of many calls. The police were patrolling when I took my trash out; armed. Mom, Dad, where are you?I just want clarify my issue is the lack of parental supervision, not the use of firearms.last_img

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COVID -19 Update Jamaica – Quarantine Communities in St. Mary

first_img Oct 15, 2020 There are a total of 13 persons who have tested positive for COVID-19 in the communities and our investigations show that there is considerable movement of the affected persons which has increased the risk of exposure to all persons in the communities. You may be interested in… Oct 15, 2020 Six Eastern Caribbean countries deemed safe for travel – CDC Exposed persons in the communities may develop infection and cause spread to other members in the communities resulting in a rapid increase in the numbers of positive cases.  This is due to the high movement of persons within the affected households within the communities; the high population density of two of the communities identified and the high vulnerability of persons within the communities to severe illness due to age, comorbidities and other socio-economic factors. More deaths from COVID-19 recorded in CARICOM countries,… The quarantine of the communities is to restrict movement of members of the communities to slow or prevent new exposures and hence new infections by: St. Lucia records more cases of COVID Oct 16, 2020 The Ministry of Health and Wellness in collaboration with the National Emergency Operation Centre at the ODPEM has reviewed the situation in St. Mary this morning.  In consultation with the Local Health Authority, North East Regional Health Authority (NERHA), the quarantining of areas in the parish of St. Mary comprising Dover, Enfield and Annotto Bay (the Communities) (as specifically identified below) for 14 days will take effect from Thursday, May 7, 2020 at 6:00 a.m. to Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 6:00 a.m. The following are the key points to note: CMO says Saint Lucia at critical stage of COVID-19 outbreak St. Kitts And Nevis Confirms Two COVID-19 CasesNATIONAL STATEMENT ON COVID-19 By the Hon Wendy Colleen Phipps Minister of State with Responsibility for Health March 25, 2020 In my capacity as Minister of State with Responsibility for Health, it is my duty to inform you that as of 11:03 pm on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, the Federation…March 25, 2020In “CARICOM”CARPHA urges Member States to maintain vaccine coverage while fighting COVID-19 pandemicPort of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. 29 April 2020.  Although there is no vaccine against the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), vaccinations against seasonal influenza and measles are available to prevent respiratory illness and vaccine-preventable disease outbreaks during the COVID-19 pandemic. If vaccination programmes are not continued, more people are likely to…April 29, 2020In “Associate Member States”Saint Lucia records first COVID-19 case in over a monthStory via CMC – St. Lucia recorded its first positive case for more than a month while Jamaica and Haiti recorded deaths from the coronavirus (COVID-19) over the last 24 hours. The health authorities in Jamaica said six additional COVID-19 related deaths and 196 new cases had been recorded in…October 12, 2020In “General”Share this on WhatsApp Further testing of members of the communities;Close monitoring of members of the communities for development of symptoms;Early containment of newly detected cases;Prevention of new exposures and transmission of disease; andEducation of members of the communities of Infection Prevention and Control measures. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Oct 16, 2020last_img read more

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Douglas Westwood: North Sea – Hope for Declining Production?

first_imgWestern Europe will continue to rely on imported Russian gas into the 2020s as mature offshore provinces struggle for growth, while large-scale shale gas extraction looks increasingly unlikely in the medium term, Douglas Westwood said in its DW Monday report.Johan Sverdrup field in NorwayFollowing Moscow’s intervention in Ukraine and the resulting strained diplomatic ties with the West, it remains to be seen if North Sea production can rally to support any drop in gas flow from Russia.With many IOCs planning investment into UK offshore fields through enhanced oil recovery (EOR), deeper water plays and downstream infrastructure upgrades, our Development Drilling & Production Forecast predicts that production will rally slightly to around 1.75 million b/d by 2017, requiring a maintaining of the recent 6% jump in well completions. The necessary high levels of expenditure are unlikely to be sustained in the long-term due to the UK’s offshore maturity; therefore, DW expect a resumption of decline towards the end of the decade. Hope for any long-term growth rests with much-needed reform of the UK’s offshore regulator, which must swiftly adapt to the shift towards production from smaller fields.On the other side of the North Sea, Statoil is to attempt improved recovery from brownfield projects offshore Norway. Along with the start of projects in the large Johan Sverdrup and Goliat fields, this will see the number of well completions sustained at around 200 a year beyond 2020. DW expect these projects will see Norway break from the mould of other mature Western European producers and sustain production into the next decade. It must be noted, however, that both of these fields are currently subject to delay. Johan Sverdrup is facing electrification issues whilst ENI’s Goliat FPSO is still to be completed and may take millions of man-hours more.Potential risks to future growth include rising costs and the potential (albeit currently small, and in the longer term) competition from shale gas production. A recent victim of rising costs was the subsea compression project at Ormen Lange, despite positive results during testing and the backing of Statoil and ExxonMobil. Recent onshore legislation changes in the UK now allows for drilling and pipeline construction under private property. This, along with growing encouragement from Westminster of E&P companies, shows that shale gas extraction could be possible on a larger scale towards the end of the decade. [mappress]Source: Douglas Westwood, May 12, 2014last_img read more

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Formula One grid in 2021: What we know so far

first_img SUBSCRIBE TO US Written By FOLLOW US WATCH US LIVE First Published: 15th May, 2020 09:58 IST COMMENTcenter_img Press Trust Of India With Carlos Sainz moving to Ferrari and Daniel Ricciardo heading for McLaren, AFP looks at how the grid in the 2021 Formula One world championship is shaping up.MercedesSix-time world champion Lewis Hamilton is under contract until the end of 2020 and has made no secret of his intention to stay with the sport’s top team as he targets Michael Schumacher’s record of seven titles. His teammate Valtteri Bottas is also signed up until the end of this year. However, the 30-year-old Finn is believed to be under pressure from highly-rated Williams driver George Russell, a product of the Mercedes young drivers scheme. Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff has said he wants to keep Hamilton and Bottas together. But he also admitted that he cannot “ignore” the fact that four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel has already announced he is leaving Ferrari at the end of this season.FerrariMonaco’s Charles Leclerc, just 22, has a deal with the Italian giants until 2024 and with Vettel on his way out, will expect to see the team built around him. In 2021, his new teammate will be Spain’s Carlos Sainz, three years his senior, who will leave McLaren.Red Bull (Honda engine)Max Verstappen, 22, is on the books until 2023. Teammate Alexander Albon has a contract until the end of this season having been promoted from the Red Bull sister team. He needs to keep making an impression, especially with Vettel, a former Red Bull star, a free agent RenaultFrench driver Esteban Ocon has a deal until the end of 2021 with an option for 2022. But who will be the 22-year-old’s teammate after the departure of Ricciardo to McLaren? There is widespread speculation that 38-year-old Fernando Alonso, who won his two world titles with Renault in 2005 and 2006, could be poised for a sensational return to F1 having retired in 2018.McLaren (Mercedes engine from 2021)30-year-old Ricciardo has penned a “multi-year” deal with McLaren from 2021 where he will race alongside Britain’s Lando Norris, 10 years the Australian’s junior.Racing Point (Mercedes engine; will become Aston Martin 2021)Mexican Sergio Perez is under contract until the end of 2022. Canadian teammate Lance Stroll should be hopeful of a longer deal as his father is one of the owners of the team as well as Aston Martin.AlphaTauri (Honda engine; formerly Toro RossoRussian driver Daniil Kvyat’s deal expires at the end of 2020 as does the contract of teammate Pierre Gasly of France. Gasly was unceremoniously relegated by Red Bull to its sister team in 2019.Alfa Romeo (Ferrari engine)Former world champion Kimi Raikkonen, 40, and Italian teammate Antonio Giovinazzi both have confirmed drives until the end of 2020.Haas (Ferrari engine)Denmark’s Kevin Magnussen and Frenchman Romain Grosjean have deals until the end of this year. However, their futures are on the line following a string of disappointing results and clashes between the two on the track.Williams (Mercedes engine)Russell’s deal runs to the end of 2021 but he has been heavily linked with a move to Mercedes. His teammate for 2020 is Canada’s Nicholas Latifi, who will be the only rookie on the grid when the season finally begins.Free agentsApart from Vettel and Alonso, Germany’s Nico Hulkenberg is keen to return after a year’s absence. Hulkenberg has driven for Williams, Force India, Sauber and Renault but has never climbed on the podium. He said he “would not decline a good offer”. Image credits: Twitter LIVE TV Last Updated: 15th May, 2020 09:58 IST Formula One Grid In 2021: What We Know So Far With Carlos Sainz moving to Ferrari and Daniel Ricciardo heading for McLaren, AFP looks at how the grid in the 2021 Formula One world championship is shaping uplast_img read more

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Cam Newton: ‘I’m an African American QB that scares people’

first_imgCAM NEWTONCHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) _ Panthers quarterback Cam Newton suggested for the first time Wednesday that race may play a factor in why he’s become a lightning rod for public criticism.“I’m an African-American quarterback that scares people because they haven’t seen nothing that they can compare me to,” said the 6-foot-5, 245-pound Newton.The No. 1 pick in the 2011 NFL draft out of Auburn, Newton has his share of detractors who either don’t like how he plays, his celebrations or his abundance of self-confidence.Newton, a leading league MVP candidate putting up record-breaking numbers, said he learned a long time ago that he can’t please everyone.“People are going to judge, and have opinions on things I don’t have control over,” Newton said.The stout and speedy Newton is beating teams with his arm and his legs, throwing for 35 touchdowns and running for 10 this season. He has helped lead the Panthers (17-1) to their first Super Bowl since 2003. Carolina plays the AFC champion Denver Broncos on Feb. 7 in Santa Clara, California.Newton acknowledged being leery of talking about how others may perceive him.“I think it’s a trick question,” Newton said. “If I answer it truthfully it’s going to be `Aw, he’s this or that.’ But I will say it anyway.“I don’t think people have seen what I am or what I’m trying to do.”Newton said he hasn’t changed, and has previously responded to his critics.“I said that prior to me being in this situation,” Newton said of being misunderstood. “But when I said it then it was like, `Oh he is immature,’ or, `Oh he’s young and this that and the third.’ I felt a certain type of way then and I feel a certain type of way now _ nothing has pretty much changed. They talk about maturity. They talk about skillset. … The only thing that has changed (about me) is that we’re winning now.”Panthers coach Ron Rivera doesn’t believe Newton should have to fight perceptions about race.“I think he has always strived to have that separation,” Rivera said. “I don’t think he wants to be known as an African-American quarterback; he wants to be known as a quarterback. I think that is what drives him, to be able to transcend those boundaries, which I think is great.”Rivera, who is Hispanic, said he has battled that notion to some degree himself.“It really should be about your merits more than anything else,” the coach said. “More about what you have accomplished, what you have done.”Rivera said some people may simply not like Newton because of his personality.The All-Pro quarterback plays the game with open enthusiasm, pointing his arms forward after running for a first down, doing the “dab” in the end zone and pretending to rip open his shirt like Superman. He gets his teammates to pose for pictures on the sideline near the end of games when the outcome is no longer in doubt.None of that bothers Rivera, who said Newton needs to remain true to himself.“I think some people believe you should be stoic when you play this game,” Rivera said. “But a lot of people disagree and think you should have fun. This is a kid’s game. I know there is a lot of money involved, but at the end of the day it’s about entertainment. If you aren’t enjoying yourself, don’t play the game _it’s that simple.”Newton’s teammates have their own theories about the anti-Newton uproar.Panthers cornerback Charles Tillman said it may because Newton wins in an “unconventional way,” unlike a traditional NFL quarterback, and fans aren’t used to that on Sundays.“Some people can’t accept that,” Tillman said. “He is setting a precedent as far as for how quarterbacks are now _ and how they may become. He’s in a league of his own. He has created his own category for winning.”Tillman likens Newton, in some respects, to Tim Tebow.“People would say, `Oh Tebow is not a good quarterback,’ but the guy won games and took his team to the playoffs,” Tillman said. “All Tim Tebow did was say that he loved Jesus and he prayed all of the time _ and people hated him for that.”Carolina defensive tackle Dwan Edwards senses the hatred of Newton stems from the QB’s popularity.“In sports, people want to root against people, whether it’s LeBron (James), Kobe (Bryant) or (Michael) Jordan,” Edwards said. “There are a lot of people who don’t care for them and no matter what they do, it’s `Oh that’s the wrong way. That’s not what we’re used to.’“It’s tough, because people are going to hate you regardless.”___AP NFL website: http://www.pro32.ap.org and AP NFL Twitter feed: http://www.twitter.com/AP_NFLlast_img
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Godolphin Stud and Stable Staff Awards to be Streamed Live Monday Night

first_imgAwards presented at the Irish Godolphin Stud and Stable Staff Awards Last Year. Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombieprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Twenty-four finalists have been shortlisted for eight of the ten award categories, which carry total prize-money of €84,000, an increase of €4,500 from 2017.  The finalists were shortlisted from almost 350 nominations received, the highest number of nominations received since Godolphin’s sponsorship of the awards began in 2015.Editor of the Racing Post in Ireland, Richard Forristal will act as MC on the night and the trophies will be presented by RTÉ GAA analyst and former All-Ireland Meath footballer, Colm O’Rourke. The Irish Godolphin Stud and Stable Staff Awards will be streamed live from Knightsbrook Hotel, Trim, County Meath next Monday night, May 21. Streaming will begin once the awards ceremony is underway at approximately 9:15pm and can be accessed through www.studandstablestaffawards.ie. Irish Godolphin Stud and Stable Staff Awards 2017, Newpark Hotel, Kilkenny 9/5/2017General view of the Irish Godolphin Stud and Stable Staff AwardsMandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombielast_img read more

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Northwestern State Sweep Weekly Softball Honors

first_imgPitcher of the Week – Baylee Gray, Northwestern StateGray earned her first weekly award of the season after notching all three wins for the Lady Demons last week. The sophomore from Mansfield, Texas (Mansfield Legacy H.S.), entered in relief in all of her appearances securing victories against Nicholls and Louisiana Tech while giving up 10 hits and just four runs in 14 innings. Gray finished the weekend with a 1.50 ERA and held opponents to a .200 batting average.Honorable Mention: Jamie Allred, McNeese State; Brittany Lewis, Stephen F. Austin; Liz Carter, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.Each school’s sports information director nominates and votes for the players of the week, though is not permitted to vote for his or her own player. To receive honorable mention, a student-athlete must receive votes from 25 percent of the Southland sports information directors. Hitter of the Week – Kellye Kincannon, Northwestern StateKincannon, a freshman from Clute, Texas (Brazoswood H.S.), garnered her first weekly award after helping the Lady Demons to conference series win against Nicholls and a non-conference victory against Louisiana Tech. The outfielder hit .571 (8-for-14) over the weekend with a pair of home runs, two doubles and nine RBI. In four games, Kincannon registered a 1.143 slugging percentage and a .600 on-base percentage. Southland Softball Weekly Release (PDF)FRISCO, Texas – Northwestern State swept the weekly softball awards with outfielder Kellye Kincannon being named Southland Conference Softball Hitter of the Week and teammate Baylee Gray earning Southland Pitcher of the Week, the league office announced Monday.center_img Honorable Mention: Cadie Weaver, Stephen F. Austin; Alanna DiVittorio, McNeese State; Cassie Carroll, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi; Alyssa Burnett, Houston Baptist; Katie Lacour, Southeastern Louisiana.last_img read more

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Everything We Know About Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge So Far

first_imgShare This!The time has finally come. Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, the immersive Star Wars land, is opening at Disneyland on May 31, 2019. TOMORROW! (East coast folks will have to wait until August 29 for Galaxy’s Edge to open at Walt Disney World.)TouringPlans has a big team at Disneyland right now, ready to cover every aspect of the opening. In preparation for the news to come, let’s look back at everything we know so far. For each area, here’s a brief summary and links to our previous in-depth coverage.First Star Wars Land Concept Art, August 2015 ©DisneyThe First NewsThe creation of a “Star Wars Land” was first announced by Disney CEO Bog Iger at the D23 Convention in August 2015. Here we got our very first look at concept art and the news that there would be a Star Wars Land at both Disneyland and at Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World. In February 2016, we saw more substantial concept art and learned that there would be two attractions, a restaurant, and a cantina. Not until July 2017, did we learned the official name of the new land – Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.Star Wars Land is announcedTouringPlans writer Derek Burgan’s first reaction to Star Wars LandTouringPlans writer Savannah Sanders speculates what the Star Wars Land planet would be. Spoiler Alert: We got it wrong.Disneyland’s Rivers of America is downsized to make room for Star Wars LandMore Star Wars Land concept art is releasedWe learn the name of the planet for Star Wars Land Solid InformationAfter the initial announcement about Star Wars Land, we began to get real solid information about names and dates. Batuu. Galaxy’s Edge. Summer 2019. News!Star Wars Land name is announcedDisney confirms opening season for both Galaxy’s Edge locationsGalaxy’s Edge opening dates announcedWe have the first look at the Galaxy’s Edge mapDisney Parks announces that the Galaxy’s Edge dedication will be live streamedOverview of what to expect at Galaxy’s EdgeAerial views of Galaxy’s EdgeLen talks with Carlye Wisel of Travel + Leisure about what she’s seen behind the scenes at Galaxy’s EdgeUpdate on Galaxy’s Edge construction at WDWWe get a glimpse of the Chess Room in the Millennium FalconMore aerial shots of Disneyland Galaxy’s EdgeAttractionsWe know the names of the two Galaxy’s Edge attractions, but not all the details. One big piece of news is that only one of the two attractions will be running when Galaxy’s Edge initially opens.Disney releases the names of the two Galaxy’s Edge attractionsA Bluetooth notification for Disneyland guests hints at interactive elements of the Galaxy’s Edge attractionsHow to use the Play Parks app in Galaxy’s EdgeAngela and Brian talked to Alex Robinson of Star Wars Minute on the TouringPlans podcastFood and BeverageSpace travelers gotta eat (and drink), and Galaxy’s Edge has that covered. There will be snacks and real meals, kid foods and adult drinks, and it’s all impeccably themed to Star Wars. We can’t wait!Galaxy’s Edge will include a cantina!Comprehensive overview of lunch and dinner options at Galaxy’s EdgeA look at beverage options in Galaxy’s EdgeDisney releases news about Galaxy’s Edge breakfast optionsWe learn how much blue milk will costAllergy-friendly offerings for Docking Bay 7Guests will be able to use Mobile Order at Galaxy’s Edge quick service venuesMerchandiseExit through the gift shop! Plush items, clothing, throwaway gifts, and multi-thousand-dollar collectors’ items, Galaxy’s Edge will have it all.The build-your-own lightsabers will be available in four themes.Personalized Galaxy’s Edge tee shirts are available on shopDisney.comA hot souvenir from Galaxy’s Edge may be a free drink coasterDerek takes a look at Galaxy’s Edge comic booksGuy has a video review of DJ Rex, a droid toy from Galaxy’s EdgeGuy shows us the first food-based merchandise item, a Meals Ready to Eat kitGuy has a video preview of some Galaxy’s Edge merchandiseComprehensive overview of all merchandise categoriesDetails about the wares at Droid DepotProcedures for buying opening day merchandiseThe popcorn stand will have collectable sipper cups and popcorn bucketsSavi’s Workshop is an interactive experience plus merchandise sales locationCrowd IssuesOne of the hottest areas of speculation has been about crowd control issues related to what is sure to be the Disney theme parks’ largest draws ever. Disney is instituting different rules for crowds at Disneyland and Walt Disney World.Here’s how the Virtual Queue will work at DisneylandGalaxy’s Edge capacity rules will be enforcedWalt Disney World will offer extra Extra Magic Hours to help with Galaxy’s Edge crowdsSteve looked at possible methods for Galaxy’s Edge crowd controlWe’re tweaking the Crowd Calendar as we learn more about Galaxy’s EdgeHow Galaxy’s Edge will impact the TouringPlans crowd calendarWe Had Fun Getting ReadyTo get in the Galaxy’s Edge spirit, Brian and Angela did a full rewatch of all the Star Wars movies and discussed the films with viewers on our YouTube channel.The Last JediThe Force AwakensReturn of the JediEmpire Strikes BackA New HopeRogue OneSolo: A Star Wars StoryRevenge of the SithAttack of the ClonesThe Phantom MenaceAre you as excited as we are for Galaxy’s Edge? Do you have specific questions you want our team to research when they’re at the opening this weekend? Do you have a trip planned? Or are you planning to avoid the whole thing? Let us know in the comments.Save time! Save money! Have fun! For complete access to all of our great vacation-planning tools like the Crowd Calendar, customizable Touring Plans, Cheapest Ticket Calculator, Dining Reservation Finder, Hotel Room Request automator, and MORE, subscribe to TouringPlans.com.For the latest news on all things Disney and Universal, follow our social media channels: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.last_img read more

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SA produces more GM crops

first_img28 February 2008Since the adoption of “biotech” crops in 1996, the amount of genetically modified (GM) maize, soya bean and cotton planted in South Africa, in terms of area planted, has increased to 1.8-million hectares.“White GM maize totalled 1.04-million hectares, an increase of 48% over 2006/07, representing a market share of 62%,” Agri-SA president Lourie Bosman said on Wednesday. “Yellow maize increased from 528 000 hectares to 567 000 hectares, up 7%.”He said the figures were indicative of the increasing confidence thousands of South Africans and emerging farmers had in crop biotechnology, with just over half of the maize produced in South Africa being genetically modified.GM crops are engineered to withstand environmental factors such as drought, with a dominant trait having been seeds with herbicide tolerance, allowing farmers to make use of herbicides without harming their crops.South Africa produces GM crops, non-GM crops and organic crops. However, the choice of what type of crop to plant is still in the hands of the farmer.“Agri-SA is positive about genetically modified agricultural crops and is enthusiastic about the contribution they can make in the future towards increased production,” Bosman said.The cumulative value of GM maize at farmer’s price totalled R21.63-billion, he said, adding that cumulative GM maize produced was 14.67-million metric tons, with the added benefit from a 10.6% yield increase over nine years amounting to an estimated R2-billion‘No adverse effects’“This maize has been consumed, in one way or another, every year by 40-million South Africans without any substantial medical or scientific adverse effects to humans, animals or the environment,” Bosman said.The most popular GM trait in South Africa was Bt insect resistant maize, with 1.1-million hectares planted, followed by RR herbicide tolerant maize, with 373 000 hectares planted. Stacked traits Bt+RR sales commenced in 2007 and 80 000 hectares have been planted to date.Field trials of drought-resistant maize varieties – a trait that has since been incorporated into other crops as well – are already under way in South Africa, and the technology is expected to be commercially viable by 2011.According to International Service of the Acquisition for Agri-Biotech Applications (ISAAA) chairman Clive James, the global adoption of biotech crops recorded an impressive 12% growth in 2007.Some 12-million farmers in 23 countries on six continents planted 114.3-million hectares of GM crops, with about 90% or 11-million of these farmers being resource-poor farmers in 12 developing countries.Bosman said he was satisfied that GM crops were helping emerging farmers to farm in difficult circumstances around the world, anticipating that the number of countries adopting the use of biotech crops would double by 2015, with use by over 100-million farmers.In addition, Burkina Faso, Egypt and Vietnam most likely to approve biotech crops in the near future.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

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