Book Reviews | Gordon Campbell | Scoop News | Wellington Scoop | Community Scoop | Search

 

TV3 News

Stem Cell Research Funding Approved – Jerusalem Bombing – The Price Of Milk – Power Crisis - Rugby

BLEDISLOE CUP LIVE PRESENTATION - live from the Dunedin Octagon with the cup itself.

STEM CELL RESEARCH FUNDING: President Bush decides we must proceed with great care with funded research into stem cells. The Pope has opposed these experiments. Cures seen for diseases on the other side of research have seen republicans cross party lines to support research. One says he couldn’t face telling Nancy Reagan he wasn’t prepared to allow researchers to experiment with stem cells looking for cures. It is thought by some doctors that stem cells can be made into anything in the body. The moral issue involves the killing of the frozen embryos to extract the cells. George Bush has limited research into stem cells that have already harvested. Scientists won’t be allowed to take new stem cells from foetuses. But By giving $600 million he has sped up the race to a remarkable medical discovery.

JERUSALEM BOMBING: A Palestinian suicide bomber has killed 18 people and injured 90 in a pizza shop bombing in downtown Jerusalem. Among the dead are many women and children. Israel said it knew it couldn’t stop all attacks. Within hours a police station was bombed in retaliation and a Palestinian building was seized. The bombing is the worst since June 1st. Palestinians claim the Israeli PM provoked the bombing through assassination and then waited for the attack. As violence grows the US is again being called upon to intervene. So far no common ground has been found.

THE PRICE OF MILK: Dairy product prices are to go up from Monday. Milk cheese and butter will be first. Milk is about to cost more because of soaring international prices. Milk is expected to rise more than 10 cents a litre. The only way to keep prices down would be government subsidies. Most NZers are happy about it. Supermarket owners however think it is a bit rough. For those feeling jealous of country folk, the farmers say this is just making up for some bad years.

POWER CRISIS: A $2 million advertising campaign will begin on Monday. A series of ads will start on Sunday giving NZers ways to save power. There is concern people are already following bad advice and turning down their water heaters below 60 degrees. This can be dangerous say doctors. The North Island saved 14.4% yesterday. Hot water heaters should be set at a minimum of 60 degrees centigrade.

DUNEDIN PARTY: Fans are out for a big day in Dunedin today. Beer drink of choice at the townhall. Forecast for the match anything but gloomy. Mayor in full battle dress but plans to wear proper clothes tomorrow. Australians are planning on having a big dinner tonight too… only tomorrow they will be outnumbered.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Top Scoops Headlines

 


Keith Rankin: Our Neanderthal Ancestry

After my partner read Dan Salmon's novel Neands – written during lockdown in 2020 – I decided to renew my interest in our distant ancestry, in part with a concern that homo neanderthalensis has been unable to shake off, so far, its unflattering reputation in popular culture... More>>

Ian Powell: Rescuing Simpson From Simpson

(Originally published at The Democracy Project ) Will the health reforms proposed for the Labour Government make the system better or worse? Health commentator Ian Powell (formerly the Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical ... More>>

Missions To Mars: Mapping, Probing And Plundering The Red Planet

In the first month of 2020, Forbes was all excitement about fresh opportunities for plunder and conquest. Titled “2020: The Year We Will Conquer Mars”, the contribution by astrophysicist Paul M. Sutter was less interested in the physics than the conquest. ... More>>

Jennifer S. Hunt: Trump Evades Conviction Again As Republicans Opt For Self-Preservation

By Jennifer S. Hunt Lecturer in Security Studies, Australian National University Twice-impeached former US President Donald Trump has evaded conviction once more. On the fourth day of the impeachment trial, the Senate verdict is in . Voting guilty: ... More>>

Binoy Kampmark: Let The Investigation Begin: The International Criminal Court, Israel And The Palestinian Territories

International tribunals tend to be praised, in principle, by those they avoid investigating. Once interest shifts to those parties, such bodies become the subject of accusations: bias, politicisation, crude arbitrariness. The United States, whose legal and political ... More>>

The Conversation: How To Cut Emissions From Transport: Ban Fossil Fuel Cars, Electrify Transport And Get People Walking And Cycling

By Robert McLachlan Professor in Applied Mathematics, Massey University The Climate Change Commission’s draft advice on how to decarbonise New Zealand’s economy is refreshing, particularly as it calls on the government to start phasing out fossil ... More>>

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  • PublicAddress
  • Pundit
  • Kiwiblog