France sees crops developed using gene-editing techniques as different to genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and opposes a European Union court decision to put them under strict GMO regulations, the country's agriculture minister said. The European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled in 2018 that mutagenesis, among so-called New Breeding Techniques (NBT) based on targeted editing of genes, fall under rules applying to GMOs that incorporate DNA from a different species.
Manchester City will be looking to continue their title charge when they host Aston Villa at the Etihad on Wednesday. City have won eight games on the bounce in all competitions and have been installed as odds-on favourites to win back the Premier League title which they conceded to Liverpool last season. Dean Smith’s men had their Premier League meeting with Everton postponed on Sunday and now have as many as four games in hand over some other teams.
President Trump is expected to announce 100 pardons this week
The COVID-19 whistleblower accused Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) of declaring "war on science and free speech."
‘Doctors are fearful that they may be forced into some unimaginable decisions over which patients to treat’
The number of international transfers of male players in 2020 dropped by 5.4 percent compared to the previous year, while total transfer fees were down significantly, by 23.4 percent, due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, a FIFA report published Monday revealed.
Armenia has returned all Azeri prisoners who were captured during last year's conflict over the Nagorno-Karabakh region, but the process with Armenian prisoners has been held up, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday. The six-week conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh was brought to a halt in November by a Russian-brokered ceasefire agreement under which Azeri and ethnic Armenian forces were expected to exchange all captives. Armenia has said that many of its prisoners of war remain in Azerbaijan, a problem it has raised with the co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk group.
The impact of greenhouse gas emissions on global temperatures would have been even larger if were not for the cooling impact of air pollution, study finds
Residents banned from leaving as many warn they are at risk of coronavirus while sharing rooms with more than 20 others
Neil Lennon furious at Dubai criticism: 'You’re all wanting blood, it’s scandalous' * Celtic manager upset by criticism after training camp * ‘We’ve been held to a far higher standard than any other club’
An Italian centenarian has become one of the oldest people in the world to get a Covid-19 vaccine, months after she survived a coronavirus infection, her retirement home said.
In others, they may do what’s called a “desktop” appraisal, using just property records and comparable sales to guide their valuations. The Federal Housing Finance Agency just moved to extend these flexible appraisal options at least through the end of February.
Texas woman who attacked Capitol says she was following Trump's orders. Real estate agent Jenna Ryan says ‘I listen to my president, who told me to go to the Capitol’ and says she has ‘no guilt in my heart’
The amount that needs to be rolled back seems overwhelming. Here are three clear policy areas the Biden-Harris administration should focus on
COAST SALISH TERRITORY and VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Jan. 18, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Vancity’s board of directors has named Christine Bergeron as its next president and chief executive officer. Christine has served as Vancity’s Interim President and CEO since July 1, 2020 and has held senior leadership roles within the organization since 2013. “The board of directors is proud to appoint Christine as Vancity’s President and CEO after a thorough search that attracted highly qualified candidates from across the country,” said Jan O’Brien, Chair of Vancity’s Board of Directors. “Having led the credit union successfully through one of the most challenging times in global history while delivering a renewed business plan, Christine has already proven she is the right leader with the vision and strategy to lead Vancity into the future.” “With Christine’s in-depth understanding of Vancity’s business, our people and the communities we serve, the Board is very confident she will continue to deliver on Vancity’s triple bottom line mandate of financial strength, community resilience and environmental leadership,” said Jan. Newly appointed CEO Christine Bergeron commented on the news: “Since joining Vancity in 2011, I feel very fortunate to have been part of the Vancity journey to deliver exceptional service and advice to our members, and to help create a future that is clean and fair for everyone. I’m incredibly excited to help drive our work to fulfill Vancity’s unique mission to further the financial, social and environmental well-being of our members and their communities.” Before serving as interim president and CEO, Christine was Vancity’s Chief Member Services Officer, leading the Member Experience & Community Engagement division. In this role, Christine oversaw services to Vancity’s 543,000 members, including its branch network and retail, business, commercial and wealth management operations. She also led the credit union’s community impact and investment strategies. Christine has worked at Vancity for over nine years during which time she’s held several leadership roles including VP of Impact Investing, Wealth Management & Community Real Estate, and VP of Community Business Banking. Prior to joining Vancity, much of Christine’s career involved working with entrepreneurs, financing innovative companies and building financial firms – all focused within the cleantech, sustainability and impact investing sectors. This included being a co-founder of Shoreline West Asset Management Inc. and being a founding team member at Chrysalix Energy Venture Capital. Christine was an Adjunct Professor and Lecturer at UBC’s Sauder School of Business and is a board member of Aviso Wealth. She is also on the UN Environment Programme’s Finance Initiative Banking Board as a representative for North America; she chairs the board of the Women’s Enterprise Centre and is on the Board of Governors for the BC Business Council. Christine holds a B.A. in sociology from the University of Guelph and an MBA in Strategic Management from UBC’s Sauder School of Business. Christine’s achievements in fostering community impact, social justice and environmental sustainability have earned her accolades from Clean50 in 2017, Women in Finance, which gave her the Rising Star award in 2012, and from Business in Vancouver magazine, which included her in its 2007 “Top 40 Under 40” list. About Vancity Vancity is a values-based financial co-operative serving the needs of its more than 543,000 member-owners and their communities, with offices and 54 branches located in Metro Vancouver, the Fraser Valley, Victoria, Squamish and Alert Bay, within the unceded territories of the Coast Salish and Kwakwaka’wakw people. With $28.2 billion in assets plus assets under administration, Vancity is Canada’s largest community credit union. Vancity uses its assets to help improve the financial well-being of its members while at the same time helping to develop healthy communities that are socially, economically and environmentally sustainable.Tweet us @vancity and connect with us on facebook.com/vancity. For more information: Media Relations | VancityNora Eastwoodmediarelations@vancity.com T: 778-837-0394
It's a big day for the fashion designer's real estate portfolio.
"This thing that happened to me can happen to anyone at any time."
For starters: She's not related to Brad.
"Despite the latest rumors circulating on certain websites and social media, the @ACM_Media can confirm that the #MonacoGP will take place from May 20th to 23rd, 2021," the Automobile Club de Monaco (ACM) said on Twitter. The Historic Grand Prix for classic F1 cars was also confirmed for April 23-25 and the all-electric Formula E race on May 8. Formula One's 2020 season was postponed and then reduced to 17 races, mostly behind closed doors and with street races such as Monaco, Azerbaijan and Singapore cancelled.
Dads Ricky Shankar and Nic Marcheso helped their daughter London bring her virtual piano recital vision to life in their home in Seattle, Washington, on Sunday, January 17.“It’s definitely more than the teacher asked for but it’s exactly on brand for the Shankar-Marcheso family!” Shankar wrote on Facebook. “L gets [100%] credit for this vision down to the throwing of flowers…over the top!”In a message to Storyful, Shankar said their family is proud of London’s creativity and adaptation to pandemic life.“Today London, our daughter, had a virtual piano recital. We know this is the best to keep safe and others safe so virtual it is…but that doesn’t mean we can’t make it special,” he said.Shankar gave London full credit for the event, from the entrance and flowers down to the reception with all of her favorite foods. Little brother Roman, looking smart in a tiny suit, supported his sister by cheering and throwing flowers. Credit: Ricky Shankar via Storyful