Month: September 2018

SCIENTISTS say they have succeeded for the first time in wiping out an entire population of malaria-carrying mosquitoes in the lab using a gene editing tool to programme their extinction. So-called gene drive technology works by forcing evolution’s hand, ensuring that an engineered trait is passed down to a higher proportion of offspring – across
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NEW research presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress 2018 has found that growing up near green spaces may be connected to a reduced number of respiratory problems as an adult. Carried out by researchers at the Department of Occupational Medicine at Haukeland University Hospital, Norway, the new findings come from RHINESSA, a large
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If you have a Netflix account, chances are you recognise actor Noah Centineo. Although, like the best teen heartthrobs of generations past, you’d be forgiven if you only know him by his character’s name: Peter Kavinsky, the high school lacrosse-playing romantic from To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before. And yes, like Jake Ryan (Sixteen
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Speed and innovation go hand in hand, making successful partnerships between watchmakers and motorsports almost a given. Such is the case with Bell & Ross, who are celebrating a third year of partnership with the Renault Sport Formula One Team, a collaboration that has previously seen the production of several high-performance watches for the drivers
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No matter where you are travelling to, it is important to enjoy yourself. The luggage that you bring can set the mood – and should be an extension of your persona. Tumi’s Autumn/Winter 2018 collections fit this exact need. They comprise a range of sleek and beautiful designs, which will surely match any style. As
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PARIS (Reuters) – Italian Francesco Molinari sparked wild celebrations as his record-breaking 4&2 win over Phil Mickelson put the rubber-stamp on Europe’s Ryder Cup victory over the United States on Sunday. On an electrifying afternoon at Le Golf National south west of Paris, Molinari was rock steady as he completed a comfortable victory with a
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KOTA KINABALU: A Sabah opposition leader has urged Chief Minister Shafie Apdal to explain the mobilisation of the National Registration Department counters and officers during his meet-the-people sessions in various districts. STAR president Jeffrey Kitingan said many Sabahans were worried about security in the state “as expressed in social media”. He said there were several
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KUALA LUMPUR: Umno members are demanding that the leadership provide a clearer explanation and guidelines on its political cooperation with other parties, especially PAS. Selangor representative Datuk Me­­gat Zulkarnain Omardin said while party president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said that the cooperation was between parties in the opposition bloc and on common interests,
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PUTRAJAYA (Bernama): The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) is asking the government to consider its proposal for the implementation of caning on offenders found guilty of corruption. MACC Chief Commissioner Datuk Seri Mohd Shukri Abdull (pic) said the proposed punishment on caning directly reflected the serious efforts of the agency in wanting to eradicate corruption in
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LONDON (Bernama): Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad on Sunday (Sept 30) was briefed on the future direction of Group Lotus, which produces high-end sports cars and racing cars, in a closed-door session here. The briefing was given by Group Lotus CEO Feng Qingfeng, who is also vice-president and chief technology officer of Geely
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KUALA LUMPUR: CIMB Bank Bhd and CIMB Islamic Bank Bhd have launched their Regional CIMB Preferred programme Asean-wide aimed at its affluent segment. In a statement today, CIMB said the programme would allow its affluent customers to enjoy enhanced banking convenience and privileges across six countries in Asean, regardless of where their domiciled account is
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