The message posted out on her facebook this morning, that has already had a huge response, goes like this :
'Afternoon Ladies & Gents - Not sure if you know or not, but The Duel has always been pushed by my DIY label FFR UK.The reason why we had to go DIY was because we could never get any support for our music from any music pro - and people didnt like Punk and didnt like Original music that was out of the box of the mainstream.
Now you can buy Punk in Primark and Watch the Pop Stars in their pre studded leather jackets - and well the world is a very very different place indeed in just the last seven years ...So now we are looking to sign other acts on our DIY label .. please help get this info far and wide to all that are interested around the world ♥ one love 4 ever X'
London Punks The Duel, are proud to announce that we will be playing the tribute show for The Ruts Paul Fox - CD launch Party on 2nd May 2013 at The Fiddlers Elbow Camden.
The friends of Paul Fox who have put this all together - are doing this for the love of Paul Fox and The Ruts.
Foxy was cared for at the Michael Sobell Hospice where he died of lung cancer in October 2007.
Benefit shows and a tribute CD to raise money for the Michael Sobell House Charity have been organized in Paul's memory.Info of all the bands playing on the night : EAT THIS - Good friends of FOXY'S including the original Manager of The Dirty Strangers, and the Simon Townsend bands amazing bass player
BACK TO ZERO - Late seventies mod band which includes Leigh Heggarty from RUTS DC and THE PRICE
The Duel - Powerful & original female fronted Now Wave Punked Rock from London
The Phobics - Formed in Deptford a few years back by punk survivors and misfits with a love of raw rock n roll LAMF! The brand new brilliant Compilation CD that will be available for sale on the night,. includes previously unreleased tracks featuring Paul Fox and various bands have also contributed songs, including: Ruts DC, Chelsea, The Duel, UK Subs, TV Smith, Splodgenessabounds,Dirty Strangers,The Bears, Menace, Urban Voodoo Machine, The Phobics The Precillas, The Dub Cats, Rock'n'Roll Gypsies, Bermonsey Joyriders, Duncan Reid, Kiria, Eat This, Texas Terri, The Gasoline Queens,The Price, Neal Butler, John Entrails, Jonestown. CD ARTWORK BY GAYE BLACK
FACEBOOK INVITE FOR EVENT :https://www.facebook.com/events/544355145589754/
Strains of E. coli bacteria are capable of producing a biofuel almost identical to diesel.
The importance of the discovery hinges around the idea of "drop-in" fuels -- that existing technology which runs on diesel would not need to be modified in order to utilise the biofuel meaning the costs to business of switching energy sources would be minimal.
"Producing a commercial biofuel that can be used without needing to modify vehicles has been the goal of this project from the outset," said Professor John Love from the University of Exeter's Biosciences department."Replacing conventional diesel with a carbon neutral biofuel in commercial volumes would be a tremendous step towards meeting our target of an 80 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. Global demand for energy is rising and a fuel that is independent of both global oil price fluctuations and political instability is an increasingly attractive prospect." The E. coli uses a natural oil production process to convert sugars into fats which are then used in the bacteria's cell membrane. By genetically altering the E. coli the researchers were able to convert the sugars to the imitation fossil fuel (perhaps faux-sil fuel?) instead. Unfortunately the process only yields tiny amounts of biodiesel at present meaning that before we can switch energy sources bioscientists will need to find a way to refine the process and produce industrial quantities of fuel.
Sources indicate that Vinogradov’s rather unusual request was related to the Federal Tax Services by the first woman cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova, who is currently a deputy of the State Duma.
The Federal Tax Service sent a codeword for the ‘member area’ Internet service that enables him to make payments anyplace he finds it possible to get connected to the worldwide web.
While staying aboard the ISS, Vinogradov managed to pay a tax for a plot of land he has in the Moscow region.
Mikhail Mishustin, the director of the Federal Taxation Service, confirmed the fact in a conversation with reporters on the sidelines of a Tax Administration Forum of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, underway in Moscow now.
Pascal Saint-Amans, the director of the OECD Center for Tax Policy and Administration, said in this connection that the long arm of the Russian tax inspectors is already stretched as far out as the near-terrestrial space.
Russia is the only country today that has managed to raise taxes even from a person doing a tour of duty in space, Pascak said joikingly.
He added seriously that the countries dynamically introducing innovations in the field of tax administration are not many.
The chemical compound in cannabis, THC, appears to be able to damage and weaken the most common strain of the HIV virus.
Before you light up a spliff, though, this is only a preliminary result reached under laboratory conditions, and further research will be needed.
THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, is the main psychoactive ingredient in cannabis -- it's the chemical that gets the user stoned. Synthetic versions of it have been developed for research purposes, and it's this that was used to attack the HIV-1 virus, which represents the vast majority (more than 90 percent) of all HIV types.The way it works is by interaction with the cannabinoid type-2 (CB2) receptor in white blood cells, specifically the macrophages. Macrophages are one of many types of white blood cell in humans. While the main cells, the lymphocytes, do the bulk of the work in fighting infection by tracking down and destroying germs with antibodies, macrophages form a kind of backup part of the immune system -- attracted to damaged cells, they surround and engulf them while also alerting lymphocytes of new dangers. Macrophages have an unpleasant weakness, though, in that they are one of the first types of cells to be infected by HIV when it enters the body. The virus can live inside macrophages for days, weeks or months, travelling around the body, infecting other cells and acting as an extremely effective pollinator of HIV. Stopping the HIV virus from infecting macrophages is one method researchers are investigating, as it would dramatically curtail the speed at which the infection progresses and would give time for other antiretrovirals to help keep it at bay, or even remove it. The CB2 receptor in macrophages is stimulated normally when THC enters the bloodstream, so nothing unusual there. However, it appears that macrophages that have their CB2 receptor stimulated are stronger when it comes to fighting and weakening the HIV-1 virus. This was discovered when the research team from the Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia infected macrophages with the HIV-1 virus, before then exposing cell cultures to one of three types of synthetic THC that specifically target the CB2 receptor. Comparing these cell cultures after seven days against a control group revealed a clear decrease in the rate of HIV-1 infection. Effectively, the macrophages had become stronger at keeping the HIV-1 virus out. Pathologist Yuri Persidsky from Temple University, one of the study's authors, said: "The synthetic compounds we used in our study may show promise in helping the body fight HIV-1 infection. As compounds like these are improved further and made widely available, we will continue to explore their potential to fight other viral diseases that are notoriously difficult to treat." An added benefit of targeting only the CB2 receptor is that its only affect is to stimulate the macrophages -- the psychoactive component of THC is experienced when the CB1 receptor gets targeted. Synthetic THC compounds can be produced to only target the CB2 receptor in this way. THC has also been shown in studies not to suppress the immune systems of those who take it, meaning that the findings could provide hints at a future drug that, in combination with other methods, could be used for suppressing the HIV-1 virus.
The study has been published in The Journal of Leukocyte Biology.
In recent past, Nestle has been accused of wanting to line their fat pockets throughprivatization rather than being concerned for the planet or its people. In a documentary filmed last year that Nestle refused to participate in, they were accused of extracting ground water from small third world countries and using it for their bottled water brands.
Former CEO, Brabeck, claims that his issue with water is that as a human right we are only using 1.5 percent. The rest of the water is simply being wasted because people don't see the value in it. Brabeck feels that it is every governments obligation to privatize the water and distribute it in a way that everyone can have some. The question that stands to remain is whether or not Nestle would be willing to pay for the water that they currently get for free if it were privatized. It would no longer be free for them or anyone else.
Taylor Rios, a Texas resident also points out;
"The government has enough control over citizens of its country. To tell me I am only allowed to drink a certain amount of water or I can only use a set amount when I give my kids a bath or wash clothes is ridiculous. Yes, people waste water, but the majority of human beings are going to waste something. I prefer things the way they are... using what I need or want and paying the city for my usage. If this actually becomes a reality, what will be next... limiting the amount of food I can buy or only allowing me a certain amount of toilet paper I can use?"
It stands to reason, that water could never truly and fully be privatized. Even if all of the lakes, rivers, streams, and ponds were to be sucked dry for privatization, the world is made up of mostly water. We aren't going to suck up the oceans and filter it because we would be killing a vital food source of the world. If you dig deep enough, there is always water because the plant life depends on it. When it rains, that water can be filtered and used, and there are several plants that contain water themselves that can be consumed for water. Unless Nestle's former CEO's plan is to rape the land of everything that contains water, it sounds like his plan wasn't well thought out and even more poorly spoken aloud.
Lastly, many people already pay for water no matter the country they live in. The city collects water in reservoirs, wells, and other means and filters, cleans, purifies, and distributes the water as needed. People are already paying for their own water usage. What do you think of water privatization?