“The FDA is committed to advancing the field of cell-based regenerative medicine. We’re implementing new policies to make it more efficient to safely develop these promising new technologies,” FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb says in the press release. “At the same time, we’re also focusing more resources on enforcement when we see companies skirt safety measures and put patients at risk. In this case, the company’s failure to put in place appropriate safeguards may have led to serious blood infections in patients.”
In the release, the FDA says it is sending letters to other stem cell companies to remind them of their responsibilities to comply with federal regulations.
“We’re focused on outfits that may be engaging in unsafe practices and haven’t been working with F.D.A. to come into compliance with the laws they’re subject to. Unfortunately, there are too many firms that fit this description,” Gottlieb tells The New York Times.
Consumers should check their freezers, as more than 164,000 pounds of Jennie-O turkey products are being recalled over possible salmonella contamination.
The Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), which announced the recall on Friday, said the products subject to the recall “bear establishment number 'EST. P-579' inside the USDA mark of inspection or on the side of the tray.”
The spacecraft has been given a “go” to take the optimal path past Ultima Thule, which is a Kuiper Belt object, a billion miles beyond Pluto. The encounter will be January 1, 2019.
It will be another first for New Horizons, the farthest planetary flyby in human history.
According to a report released last month by a group of distinguished China scholars, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) uses vague threats to induce US professors and students to avoid topics that might offend Chinese government sensitivities—research or discussions on Tibet, Taiwan, Xinjiang, human rights, and Chinese politics, for example. It denies visas to scholars who criticize the regime, uses Chinese students in the US to inform on one another, and punishes universities for hosting controversial speakers.
“Facebook failed to protect the privacy of its users and deceived them about who had access to their data and how it was used,” Racine said in a statement.
“Facebook put users at risk of manipulation by allowing companies like Cambridge Analytica and other third-party applications to collect personal data without users’ permission. Today’s lawsuit is about making Facebook live up to its promise to protect its users’ privacy.”
President Trump signed an executive order Friday aimed at preventing catastrophic wildfires by directing the Interior and Agriculture departments to develop plans to remove brush and dead trees on millions of acres of federally owned land.
In the wake of California’s deadly Camp fire last month, the president also ordered the agencies to develop a wildfire strategy by the end of 2020 with state and local partners to minimize the risk of property loss and injuries.
Walmart’s latest patent is a device that eavesdrops on employees and customers alike, hearing every interaction, plastic bag rustle, and register noise — and it’s evaluating.
But Walmart’s patent is vaguely open-ended and includes a notification that the system could be altered in any number of ways, including to listen in on shopping activity throughout the store.
It just seems like there's no escape. They're collecting a massive database of biometric data. I wonder if IR and other Jammers will finally be a thing.
The unidentified man’s head was wrapped in a plastic paper while his body was pulled from a toilet in the Workington Industrial area, according to sources.
Zimbabweans associate human body parts with witchcraft.
The satellite is one in a series of 10 third-generation satellites ordered by the Air Force with three times better accuracy, eight times improved anti-jamming capabilities, 25 per cent longer spacecraft lifespan and the capability to broadcast signals compatible with other international global navigation systems, including Europe’s Galileo.
Built by Lockheed Martin, the satellite could eventually be one of as many as 32 satellites that the Air Force may order over the coming years to modernize its current satellite constellation.
The General Assembly on Saturday adopted a resolution increasing the Chinese contribution to 12.005% for 2019 to 2021, up from 7.921% for 2016 to 2018, owing to its rapid economic growth. Slower-growing Japan's share shrank to 8.564% from 9.68%. The U.S. will still pay the maximum possible 22% -- a cap left in place following discussions within the U.N. on removing it.
Looks like China will be left picking up the tab for the NWO.
In a paper for The Minnesota Review, culture and gender-studies researcher Whitney Stark argues that Newton’s understanding of physics is oppressive because it has “separated beings” based on their “binary and absolute differences” — a structure that she calls “hierarchical and exploitative” — and the same kind of system is “embedded in many structures of classification,” making it “part of the apparatus that enables oppression.” Stark explains:
This structural thinking of individualized separatism with binary and absolute differences as the basis for how the universe works seeped into/poured over/ is embedded in many structures of classification, which understand similarity and difference in the world, imposed in many hierarchical and exploitative organizational structures, whether through gender, life/nonlife, national borders, and so on.
The TSA estimates that, at any given time, approximately 150 puppies are working their way through the agency’s rigorous 12-week training program to become sniffer dogs. Before their first official screening assignment, they’re required to prove their competency at sniffing out drugs, explosives, and other contraband all while maintaining a good disposition and the willingness to work hard.
According to the TSA’s website, “[t]hese dogs are highly active and in most cases, untrained and not housebroken, but with proper training and care, they can be a great addition to families.” In some cases, young dogs pass the training program, work for a few years, then “age out” of the agency because they no longer have the ambition to do the work. So, the adoption program includes pups from two to four years old.
Alleged Russian spy Maria Butina has changed her plea to guilty, according to a new joint motion filed by her attorneys this morning.
Meanwhile, David Keene — a paid member of the NRA’s board of directors and former president of the gun rights organization who has faced scrutiny over ties to Butina’s alleged Russian influence operation — has registered as a different type of foreign agent lobbying for Argentina’s government.
Keene and Erickson have a long history together dating back to the 1990s when they were registered foreign agents lobbying, in collaboration with Jack Abramoff, for a well-known “dictator” to gain entry into the United States.
In a tweet Sunday morning, Trump announced that Deputy Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan will become acting secretary of defense starting Jan. 1. He praised the Pentagon’s second-in-command as having “a long list of accomplishments” and added, “He will be great!”
Shanahan, who is among the candidates to permanently replace Mattis, is now in a position to drive changes he's championed as Mattis' deputy.
The former Boeing executive in his current role has pushed for systemic changes to the acquisition system that pushes the Pentagon's focus away from annual budget cycles and more on making programs successful.