October 26, 2021

US Insurance companies taking over pensions

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By Newsmax Wires  From Newsmax U.S. insurers are buying corporate pension plans at a record clip as rising interest rates and all-time high stock-market values give companies the perfect excuse to offload them. “The movement is expected over time to transform the management of pensions for employers, which can slash their exposure to the volatility […]

GM mosquito questions still need answers: GeneWatch UK

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In a new briefing, published today, GeneWatch UK highlights a string of unanswered questions about Oxitec’s plans to expand and roll-out releases of genetically modified (GM) mosquitoes across Grand Cayman (1). The briefing highlights that a significant expansion of GM mosquito releases would raise important questions about cost and effectiveness, scientific protocols, risk assessment and […]

Cayman Islands Friendly Aedes Aegypti Project firmly on track in West Bay

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The public health programme to combat the Aedes aegypti mosquitoes which transmit Zika, dengue and chikungunya is firmly on track in West Bay. Recent results from the programme known as the “Friendly Aedes aegypti Project” show the number of wild Aedes aegypti mosquitoes in the treatment area is greatly reduced compared to the nearby non-treatment […]

WSJ: GM to Invest $1 Billion in US Factories

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By Jason Devaney From Newsmax General Motors will reportedly invest at least $1 billion in several of its factories in the United States, a move that will create more than 1,000 jobs. The Wall Street Journal reported GM could announce the news as early as Tuesday. The news about the carmaker comes less than two […]

US: Keys doctor still wants to swab noses in GM bug trial

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BY KATIE ATKINS From Miami Herald Wherever genetically modified mosquitoes are released in the Florida Keys next year, a Key West doctor will follow — with cotton swabs. Dr. John Norris III in September told the Keynoter he wants consent to monitor the health of Keys residents over several years to see what effect a […]

iNews Briefs & Community Events

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  ExoMars is speeding toward the red planet By Timothy J. Seppala From engadget But it’ll be at least seven months before the surface analysis missions begin. IMAGE: Kirill Kudryavstev via Getty Images In 2013 the European and Russian folks behind ExoMars announced they’d launch a rocket to explore Mars this year and they’re right […]

GM mosquito release commences in Grand Cayman

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The Cayman Islands Government has strengthened its efforts to protect residents and visitors from Zika, dengue and chikungunya with the launch of additional mosquito controls today (28 July 2016). The public health programme was delayed by two weeks due to legal action by an objector to the initiative. However, a court ruled earlier this week […]

Objectors delay GM mosquito release in Cayman Islands

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GM Mosquito Release Delayed in Grand Cayman The launch of additional mosquito controls to protect Cayman Islands residents and visitors from Zika, dengue and chikungunya has been delayed by legal action from an objector to the project. The controls, which involve a pioneering technique using genetically modified, non-biting sterile male mosquitoes, were due to begin […]

Cayman Islands planning on releasing GM mosquitoes next week

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Additional control measures to combat Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, which transmit Zika, dengue, chikungunya and yellow fever, are set to begin in West Bay next week. Operational roll-out of a technique involving genetically modified Aedes aegypti mosquitoes will come a week after the first confirmed cases of Zika in the Cayman Islands. The Mosquito Research and […]

270,000 people oppose GM mosquito trial in Florida

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Groups Slam Feds for Weak Review of GMO Mosquito Risks From Center For Food Safety FDA assessment of plan to release genetically engineered mosquitoes in Florida Keys inadequate WASHINGTON—Public health, food safety and environmental groups including Center for Food Safety, Food & Water Watch, Friends of the Earth and the Florida Keys Environmental Coalition are […]