News

China Creates Hyper-Muscular Dogs, Are Superhumans Next??

The great country china has deiced to make a super dog in he country.

China just got a step closer to having an army of human super soldiers after they announced their genetically engineering hyper-muscular super dogs.
The dogs, which are test tube bred in a lab, have twice the muscle mass of their natural counterparts and are considerably stronger and faster, reported Express.co.uk.
The canine genome, which has a close similarity to the human genome, has been especially difficult for scientists to engineer and replicate.

China-genetic-modified-muscular-super-soldier-dog-828981

The genetic manipulation success in China has led to fears the same technology will be used to create armies of weaponised super-humans.

David King, director of Human Genetics Alert (HGA), is concerned about where this technology could lead.
He told Express, “It’s true that the more and more animals that are genetically engineered using these techniques brings us closer to the possibility of genetic engineering of humans. ”
“Dogs as a species, in respect of cloning are very difficult, and even more difficult to clone human beings. ”
“There’s no medical case for it, the scientists are interested in being the first person in the world to create a genetically engineer child.”

China-genetic-modified-muscular-super-soldier-dog-1001622

“They’re interested in science and the technology and their careers. They will continue pushing the regulations for it.”
“That does set us on the road to eugenics. I am very concerned with what I’m seeing.”
The Chinese researchers first self-bred cloned dog was named Little Long Long.

The beagle puppy, one of 27, was genetically engineered by ‘deleting’ a gene called myostatin, giving it double the muscle mass of a normal beagle, said Express.

Abimbola Samuel

Advertisements
News

Police Arrest Pakistani Man From Tamil Nadu’s Ramanathapuram

Police Arrest Pakistani Man From Tamil Nadu's Ramanathapuram

Mohammed Yunice was arrested from a lodge at Erwadi in Tamil Nadu’s Ramanathapuram.

CHENNAI:  The police in Tamil Nadu’s Ramanathapuram district have arrested a Pakistani man for allegedly entering India without valid documents.

Police say 65-year-old Mohammed Yunice was arrested from a lodge at Erwadi.

A senior officer said, “We’ve registered a case under Foreigners Act and Passports Act. He has come from Sri Lanka. Investigation is on.”

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to visit the district next week to inaugurate a memorial dedicated to President APJ Abdul Kalam.

Abimbola Samuel
News, sport

SPORT: Manchester United’s Henrikh Mkhitaryan Aims To Improve

The Armenia international improved in the second half of the season and finished strongly, scoring in the 2-0 Europa League final win over Ajax.

Source: Sky Sport

The 28-year-old believes his struggle to impress Jose Mourinho has made him mentally stronger.

He said: “For sure I will be a better player for this experience.

Mkhitaryan celebrates after scoring against Tottenham at Old Trafford last season
Mkhitaryan celebrates after scoring against Tottenham at Old Trafford last season

skysports-henrikh-mkhitaryan-manchester-united-premier-league_3950898
“Last year with my difficulties they helped me a lot. I could stay more strong in my mind, like mentally.

“It shows that you are strong enough to win them over or not. I think I have done everything to work hard, to show everyone I can play and that I can do my best for the team.”

Mkhitaryan believes Manchester United will do better this season than they did in Jose Mourinho’s first season in charge when they won the Europa League and League Cup.

Jose Mourinho will have more success this season, according to Mkhitaryan
Jose Mourinho will have more success this season, according to Mkhitaryan

skysports-jose-mourinho-united_4002794
He added: “The manager in general is saying that we need to do more.

“We know this season is going to be a little bit harder because we are not going to play in the Europa League we are going to play in the Champions League, which is different.”

Abimbola Samuel

Continue reading “SPORT: Manchester United’s Henrikh Mkhitaryan Aims To Improve”

News, sport

SPORT: Real Madrid 1-1 Manchester United (1-2 on penalties): David de Gea stars in shootout win

David de Gea saved two spot-kicks as Manchester United beat Real Madrid 2-1 on penalties in the International Champions Cup, after the match ended 1-1 at Levi’s Stadium on Sunday.

Source: sky sport

Casemiro, who scored from the spot in the second half to cancel out Jesse Lingard’s opener, missed the crucial penalty after De Gea kept out efforts from Mateo Kovacic and Oscar Rodriguez.

Only three of the 10 spot-kicks taken in the shootout were successful, with Daley Blind and Henrikh Mkhitaryan the scorers for Jose Mourinho’s side.

skysports-jesse-lingard-manchester-united-football_4009014
Jesse Lingard celebrates after opening the scoring against Real Madrid
Jesse Lingard celebrates after opening the scoring against Real Madrid
Marcus Rashford and Lingard kept their places from the 2-0 victory over Manchester City as Mourinho made nine changes to face the Champions League winners.

Lingard looked bright and drew a smart stop from Keylor Navas with the game’s first meaningful attempt on eight minutes.

The England international went close again moments before his goal, firing just wide from 22 yards.

When the opener came, it was courtesy of a fantastic assist by Anthony Martial. The Frenchman danced past three Real players and teed up Lingard, who swept home from close range.

Zinedine Zidane changed his entire team at the break, while Mourinho made eight substitutions, bringing on Romelu Lukaku and Paul Pogba.

One of those introductions was Ander Herrera but the Spaniard lasted just six minutes before being forced off injured.

Real were on level terms when Victor Lindelof wiped out summer signing Theo Hernandez in the penalty area, with Casemiro on hand to dispatch the spot-kick.

skysports-paul-pogba-manchester-united-man-utd_4009018
Paul Pogba came on in the second half for United
Paul Pogba came on in the second half for United
Both teams struggled to create in hot conditions but the best chance for a winner fell to Marouane Fellaini, who miscued over on the volley from seven yards.

 

In the penalty shoot-out, the first four takers all failed – Martial and Scott McTominay for United and Kovacic and Oscar for Real – before Mkhitaryan put United in front, only for Kiko Casilla to then save from Lindelof.

But Hernandez dragged his effort wide for Real, Blind sent Casilla the wrong way and Casemiro struck the crossbar to seal victory for United.

Man of the match: David de Gea

The Spain goalkeeper was alert to keep out a cheeky free-kick from Luis Miguel Quezada before stepping up in the shootout.

What next?

United travel coast to coast as they head to Maryland next to face Barcelona at FedEx Field on Wednesday.

Real will stay in California as they face Manchester City in Los Angeles on Thursday.

Abimbola Samuel

Continue reading “SPORT: Real Madrid 1-1 Manchester United (1-2 on penalties): David de Gea stars in shootout win”

News

Congress Asks Centre To Respond On Israeli PM’s Remark On PM Modi

Congress leader Anand Sharma told the Rajya Sabha that the reported remarks made by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on why Prime Minister Narendra Modi skipped Palestine involves ‘dignity of office’

NEW DELHI: The reported remark of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on why Prime Minister Narendra Modi skipped Palestine on his recent visit to Israel was raised in the Rajya Sabha by the Congress party today.

The Congress’s Anand Sharma, who gave a notice seeking suspension of listed business of the day to discuss the matter, said it was PM Modi’s prerogative to visit any country and he had delinked his visit to Israel with Palestine.

PM Modi visited Israel from July 4 to 6.

Mr Sharma said an audio clip released by an Israeli newspaper stated that Mr Netanyahu, during a close-door session with leaders from Hungary, the Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia, told them that PM Modi chose Israel to get technology and water and, in the process ignored Palestine.

Mr Netanyahu told the European leaders in Budapest that PM Modi told him that he needed water for his people which he cannot get from Ramallah, the report said.

Mr Sharma said India has always stood in solidarity with Palestine. As Deputy Chairman PJ Kurien did not allow the notice, Mr Sharma said the comments made by the Israeli prime minister in private conversation involve “dignity of office”.

The Congress’s AK Anthony said this has far-reaching implications. “It is not a small issue,” he added.

As the Congress members sought a response from the government, Mr Kurien said he was not blocking the government from responding, but he cannot direct them to do so. “It is up to the government whether to respond or not,” he said.

Abimbola Samuel

News

Honda, Yamaha Team Up For Electric Motorcycle Trial

The project involves an electric motorcycle rental service for Saitama City in Japan. The project aims to help Saitama City work towards its carbon emission goals, but will also help Honda and Yamaha fine tune their electric two-wheeler programs

Traditional Japanese two-wheeler rivals Honda and Yamaha have reportedly joined hands for an electric motorcycle rental program in Japan. The two motorcycle giants are working with Saitama city, north of Tokyo, to begin testing the electric motorcycle rental program. The project aims to put 30 small electric two-wheelers for rent, with charging and battery swap stations. The bikes in question are more likely to be electric scooters than motorcycles at this point, and the project aims to help Saitama City work towards its carbon emission goals.

More importantly, the venture helps both Yamaha and Honda work on fine-tuning their electric motorcycle projects. Both Honda and Yamaha have been working on electric motorcycle concepts that have been rumoured to be in the pipeline for production. But so far, there’s been no word on when actual production models will be launched. Honda is expected to release an electric version of the Honda Super Cub and Yamaha is already behind schedule in launching the PES1 and PED1 electric street bikes.

With the Saitama City project, Honda and Yamaha can begin testing and building the support infrastructure and riding programs that will help fuel these EV motorcycle projects. Honda is believed to be working on a high-voltage charging station network as well. That infrastructure, together with swappable battery designs, could be the future of electric two-wheeler mobility. So far, very few details are available on what kinds of electric two-wheelers will be used for the Saitama City project, but it’s understood that these will be more in line with electric scooters, rather than actual EV-powered motorcycles.

News, sport

Real Madrid Vs Manchester United Talking Points: Anthony Martial, Andreas Pereira And More

Manchester United beat Real Madrid on penalties in the International Champions Cup on Sunday but who caught the eye at Levi’s Stadium?

Source: sky sport.

It was another marquee friendly in the USA as United faced Champions League winners Real in their fourth pre-season match of the tour.

Jesse Lingard gave Jose Mourinho’s side the lead before Casemiro levelled from the spot, sending the match to a shootout that was won 2-1 by United.
skysports-casemiro-real-madrid-david-de-gea_4009027

Casemiro scored a penalty in normal time but then missed in the shootout
Casemiro scored a penalty in normal time but then missed in the shootout
We have picked out five talking points from the game in California…

Anthony Martial: The good and the bad

He has been challenged by Mourinho in the past and was named on the bench for the Manchester City friendly last week amid speculation over his future.

But given his chance on Sunday, he took full advantage and his assist for Lingard’s opener was the Martial of old.

He skipped away from Lucas Vazquez, Luka Modric and Dani Carvajal before getting his head up and picking out Lingard.

It was the hard running and close control that made him such a dangerous opponent in his early games for United.

And it is a timely reminder of how much United stand to benefit should Martial rediscover his best form ahead of the new campaign.

The one downside was any confidence gained from that first-half assist may have been lost in the shootout, when Martial blazed an ugly penalty over the crossbar.

skysports-jesse-lingard-anthony-martial-manchester-united_4009012
Jesse Lingard congratulates Anthony Martial after Manchester United’s goal
Jesse Lingard congratulates Anthony Martial after Manchester United’s goal
A shootout to forget

Which brings us neatly onto the subject of penalties.

Just three of the 10 spot-kicks taken in the shootout were successful, with David de Gea and Kiko Casilla combining to save four.

Martial, Theo Hernandez and Casemiro managed to miss the target completely – although the Brazilian was perhaps unfortunate to see his firm strike hit the crossbar.

skysports-david-de-gea-manchester-united-football_4009025
He had earlier scored from the spot to cancel out Lingard’s opener but his subsequent miss ended up costing his team the victory.

David De Gea starred in the shootout, saving two Real penalties
David De Gea starred in the shootout, saving two Real penalties
Andreas Pereira stakes a claim

“I am here and I want to stay here and I believe I am going to stay.”

Those were the words of Pereira in the build-up to Sunday’s match when asked about a possible loan move away from Old Trafford.

Having starred for Granada in La Liga last year, he was given the opportunity to impress against Spanish opposition and was another to catch the eye.

He lasted just 45 minutes before Mourinho made eight changes at the break but the 21-year-old’s contributions suggested he could play a role for United this season.

He was tidy in possession and tenacious in his defensive work, adding much-needed creativity alongside Marouane Fellaini in midfield.

Summer signings assessed

Victor Lindelof will be disappointed with his clumsy challenge on Hernandez that conceded the penalty and allowed Real back into the match.

The Swede was late and reckless and had no complaints when the referee pointed to the spot.

Romelu Lukaku failed to follow up on his impressive display against City and was barely involved following his introduction as Real controlled the second half.

The liveliest summer arrival was actually Real’s Hernandez, a €26m signing from city rivals Atletico Madrid.

He won the penalty to get Real back in the match and was an attacking threat down the left. It seems Zinedine Zidane has an able deputy for Marcelo.

skysports-levis-stadium-real-madrid-manchester-united_4009026
The game took place in Santa Clara, California
The game took place in Santa Clara, California
Real’s young stars

The two teams combined to make 19 half-time changes but while Mourinho brought on the big guns – including Paul Pogba and Lukaku – Zidane introduced his youngsters.

The likes of Dani Gomez, Luis Miguel Quezada and Hernandez more than held their own and deservedly got their team on level terms midway through the half.

Most are unlikely to see much – if any – first-team action at the Bernabeu this season but Zidane will be very pleased with their performance against strong opposition.

 

Abimbola Samuel