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Huskies add fourth exhibition game to schedule

first_imgThe Fort St. John Huskies have added a fourth game to their exhibition schedule and it means games will begin sooner than expected for the club. The team will get their first taste of game action on Sunday at 2 p.m. as they’ll welcome the Sexsmith Vipers to the Pomeroy Sport Centre.Other games on the schedule include September 16 in Chetwynd for a game against the Dawson Creek Junior Canucks, and two games next weekend against the Vermilion Tigers of the North Eastern Alberta Junior B Hockey League on home ice. The games will be on the 19th and 20th at 8 p.m. and 11 a.m. respectively.Entrance to the games at the Pomeroy Sport Centre is free, however donations to the club will be accepted in the stands throughout the game.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Bill would require labeling of cloned meat, milk

first_imgIf her bill passes, Migden said she will work with state agencies on the wording of a label. Assemblyman Ira Ruskin, D-Redwood City, has introduced a similar bill in that chamber. A bill introduced in Congress by Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Maryland, would require cloned meat or milk products to carry a straightforward label: “This product is from a cloned animal or its progeny.” The California Cattlemen’s Association and other industry groups oppose the legislation. “We’re sort of a little ahead of ourselves,” said Matt Byrne, the association’s executive vice president. “There’s no meat or milk from cloned animals on the market, and there’s no expectation that this will be an issue any time soon.” The FDA in December issued a preliminary report saying there is no evidence that eating meat from cloned cows, pigs and goats – or their offspring – presents concerns about food safety. The agency could grant final approval for manufacturers to sell cloned animal products by year’s end. Farmers and food safety experts who testified in support of Migden’s bill said they feel a sense of urgency to make sure products from cloned animals are labeled. Without them, cloned DNA could quickly infiltrate the nation’s food chain. According to research by Consumers Union, which publishes Consumer Reports, the FDA has based its preliminary findings on limited samples, said Jean Halloran, the group’s director of food policy initiatives. Findings that cloned pork could be safe, for example, were based on tests of just five pigs, while the findings about cows’ milk were from 43 cows. “Considering that 90 percent of cloned animals die because there’s something wrong with them, we don’t consider that to be an adequate safety assessment of what millions of people would be eating and drinking from millions of different animals,” Halloran said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! At the conference, Migden was flanked by organic dairy farmers and other supporters wearing cow costumes and carrying placards that read “Not Milk – Cloned food is coming but you can stop it.” Migden said her bill isn’t designed to undermine the FDA, but she noted the agency’s problems in approving and regulating painkillers. “They’re an overburdened agency and not always 100 percent correct. They’ve been duped before on … Celebrex and Vioxx,” she said. Migden pointed to recent polls she said suggest the FDA’s ruling on cloned food could be influential with consumers. A recent Pew Initiative on Food and Biotechnology survey, for example, found that 64 percent of consumers were leery of animal cloning. But a University of Maryland poll found that a nearly equal percentage said they would buy, or consider buying, such food if the government said it was safe. SACRAMENTO – Steaks, pork chops, milk and other products from cloned livestock would have to be clearly labeled on grocers’ shelves under a bill pending in the California Legislature. If passed, the requirement could be more stringent than federal rules. The Food and Drug Administration is poised to give final approval for manufacturers to sell meat and milk from cloned cows, pigs and goats without any special labeling, although a bill introduced in Congress would require it. Sen. Carole Migden, the San Francisco Democrat who authored the bill, said consumers deserve to know what they’re buying and to be able to decide whether they want to eat food from cloned animals. That is especially true because cloning isn’t perfected and the long-term consequences of eating artificially produced animals cannot yet be studied, she said. “Wouldn’t you like to know if you’re drinking milk from a cloned cow, or feeding your children pork chops from a somatic cell nuclear transfer event?” Migden said during a news conference earlier this month week before the Senate Health Committee voted 6-4 along party lines to support her bill. last_img read more

Cold Shot Bus Lines is extending services to Fort St John

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – In less than six months after stepping into the breach created by Greyhound’s departure on October 31, Cold Shot Bus Lines is expanding services to Fort St. John.According to Cold Shot President, Sunny Balwaria, the Company will offer a cross-border route to Dawson Creek and Fort St. John, servicing the Peace Country.“We’ve added several new features for Peace Country customers. We have a new cross-border route to Dawson Creek and Fort St. John via Grande Prairie that will take passengers and freight to those points.”- Advertisement -Balwaria also says that Cold Shot will be offering shuttle services to important points of interest, such as airports and hospitals.“In addition, we’ve added a stop for Fort St. John passengers at Grande Prairie’s QueenElizabeth II hospital, as well as a shuttle connection to the Edmonton InternationalAirport that enables airline passengers from Fort St. John to go directly to that airport.”Cold Shot is an Alberta-owned transportation company operating since 2005.Advertisement For more information, you can visit Coldshot.ca.last_img read more

Transfer rumours and paper review – Friday, November 14

first_imgHere’s the top transfer-related stories in Friday’s newspapers…Manchester City want Ross Barkley but have been told that any move for the Everton man will cost a British record £60million fee. (Manchester Evening News)Manchester United are stepping up their efforts to land Athletic Bilbao defender Aymeric Laporte in the January transfer window. Premier League rivals Chelsea and Arsenal are also in the hunt for the 20-year-old centre-back, but United hope to sort a deal in January. (Daily Mirror)Manchester United are closing in on the signing of Memphis Depay after his club PSV confirmed they will sell the Dutch winger. (Metro)Radamel Falcao is on a special fitness drive as Manchester United delay committing to a permanent £43.5million deal. (Daily Mirror)Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has been dealt a huge blow after Sami Khedira vowed to stay at Real Madrid. (Daily Mirror)Arsenal lead the race to sign Sevilla midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak. Borussia Dortmund are also keen but the Gunners are prepared to meet his buy-out clause of £24m. (Daily Express)Inter Milan remain keen on Tottenham defender Vlad Chiriches. The Italians want a defender and a striker in the January window and their shortlist includes Chiriches and Matija Nastasic of Manchester City while Arsenal’s Joel Campbell and Fabio Borini of Liverpool are among the strikers they want on loan. (Daily Mail)Liverpool are prepared to pay an increase on the £10million fee they have agreed with Lille to accelerate Divock Origi’s release in January. (Daily Mail)And here’s the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…West Ham forward Zarate denies exit talkReal Madrid eye Man United and Chelsea target as Pepe replacementMexico star opens door to Tottenham switchReports – Arsenal to face competition from Roma for Barcelona starReal Madrid ready to trump Tottenham and Liverpool in chase for Wolfsburg starChelsea to fight Real Madrid for Dortmund star Reus in Januarylast_img read more

Manchester City handed new injury blow as superstar limps out of international clash

first_img David Silva is injured on Spain duty 1 Manchester City are facing more injury woes with the news David Silva suffered an ankle injury in Spain’s 4-0 win over Luxembourg.The midfielder was forced off after just 11 minutes as he failed to run off a problem.La Roja wrapped up a win which sealed their passage to France next year, as a brace each from Santi Cazorla and Paco Alcacer saw them home.But it may have come at a cost to Man City who are already without Sergio Aguero for the next month after he also damaged his hamstring while on international duty with Argentina.A statement from Spain later confirmed Silva’s injury as “a bad sprain of the internal lateral ligament of the right ankle” and said he would definitely miss next week’s game against Ukraine.last_img read more