Leaner pigs

first_imgSo how do you make a leaner pig without putting the pig on adiet?Dean, his UGA colleagues and researchers from the U.S. Departmentof Agriculture are working together to identify the genesconnected with fat development and fat-cell reproduction.”By identifying these genes we can discover what regulates them,”he said. “Our hope is that if we can understand them, we cancontrol them genetically.”The researchers are also interested in finding out why thesegenes react differently in individual animals. Less fat would mean more profit for farmers who are now losingmoney on fat waste. Sharon OmahenUniversity of Georgia A fatter pig doesn’t make more profitFarmers also lose money in feed costs, too, when they feed aplump pig. University of Georgia researchers are working to raise farmers’profits by trimming the amount of fat in pigs.”The idea is to produce a leaner pig with a better ratio of meatcarcass value to fat carcass value,” said Roger Dean, an animalscientist with the UGA College of Agricultural and EnvironmentalSciences. center_img “Fat has an awful lot of energy in it,” Dean said. “When a farmerfeeds a pig a lot of corn all winter long, he doesn’t like seeingthat fat being cut out and thrown away as waste.” “There was a time when fat was more valuable, and farmers couldmake money by selling lard and fat by-products,” Dean said. “Nowthe by-products aren’t as plentiful, so fat doesn’t have theeconomic value it once had.” Searching for and studying fat genes”We want to know why the genes that control fat development makesome pigs fatter than others,” Dean said. “There are probablymore genetic differences among individuals and between breedsthat make some fatter than others.”Once this is determined, farmers will know which breeds are thebest lean-meat producers and which individuals are the best toselect as breeding stock.”We know a great deal about the genes that are involved, butwe’ve got a long road ahead,” Dean said. “The work has progresseda long way, not only in our lab, but labs all around thecountry.”last_img read more

Nigeria Handball Can Be Great Again – Glover

first_img He bemoans the decline of the national teams which he blamed on years of neglect of the age-grade teams amongst several reasons and inactivity of the senior national teams He insisted that for Nigeria to get back the glory days, there must be strong and accountable leadership, fundings, and proper sporting structure. He praised the Sam Ocheho led the board of HFN for the quality leadership which is bringing the glory days back to Nigeria handball. The next online conference will be on Wednesday wherein the speaker would be the President of the Angola Handball Federation and the second vice president of the CAHB Mr. Pedro Godinho. Mr. Godinho will speak on the topic “How to develop the game of Handball in a country and making it a podium sport: The Angolan Experience”. Time is 1 pm. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More10 Extremely Gorgeous Asian Actresses7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your MindSuch A Sweet Life Story Of The Youngest Queen In The WorldBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her GrandsonA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?The 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldThe Best Cars Of All Time10 Of The Dirtiest Seas In The World7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market Value Handball Federation of Nigeria (HFN) has commenced a week-long online conference/webinar on handball development in Nigeria in celebration of the International Handball Week. The first day of the online webinar which had several handball technocrats and stakeholders participating actively in the conference, had former President of the Handball Federation of Nigeria and Vice President of the Confederation of Africa Handball (CAHB) Dr. Lanre Glover as the keynote speaker handle the topic “Developing The Game of Handball In Nigeria: Problems and Prospect” Dr. Glover in his speech went memory lane about how handball started and even thrived in Nigeria in the 70s and the 80s and how Nigeria had the best teams in Africa even until the 90s until a decline set in because of maladministration and lack of funding. He also emphasised the fact that there were world-class sports facilities that ensured Nigeria hosted several international handball competition including the world girls handball championship in Bauchi and that the sport attracted lots of corporate sponsorships which ended because of the lack of trust from the corporate world. read also:HFN Cancels 5th Sam Ocheho Invitational Handball ChampionshipAdvertisementcenter_img Loading… last_img read more

Manchester City to play in Champions League after UEFA ban overturned

first_imgCAS ruled that the Premier League club did not disguise equity funding as sponsorship contributions, but did fail to cooperate with UEFA authorities.CAS then decided that while City’s exclusion from participation in UEFA club competitions would be lifted, their fine would be upheld but reduced to 10 million euros.Share on: WhatsApp Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Manchester City will play in the Champions League next season after the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) overturned the club’s two-year ban from European football.In February, UEFA confirmed that Manchester City had been banned from European competitions for the next two seasons and fined 30 million euros (32.5 million U.S. dollars) after being found guilty of “serious breaches” of UEFA’s financial fair play rules.last_img read more

Sixcess Buckeyes continue dominance over rival Michigan

Ohio State piled up 251 yards on the ground, forced five Wolverine turnovers, and left the blue-clad members of a crowd of 110,922 disappointed for the sixth consecutive season, as the Buckeyes beat Michigan 21-10 at The Big House.As a result, OSU clinched an outright Big Ten championship, while Michigan will spend bowl season at home for the second consecutive season.Michigan needed a victory to gain bowl eligibility, but took the wrong route to an upset, committing five turnovers.Freshman quarterback Tate Forcier, who promised earlier in the week that he would lead his Wolverines to a bowl game, threw four interceptions, including three in the fourth quarter.“He’s a young guy and he threw a couple balls he shouldn’t have,” OSU coach Jim Tressel said. “Turnovers and the rushing game are always going to be the key.”Forcier also handed OSU the game’s opening score when he fumbled the ball in the end zone on Michigan’s initial possession. Defensive lineman Cameron Heyward landed on the football in the end zone to give the Buckeyes the early 7-0 lead.“[Heyward] did a great job of getting on the ball,” linebacker Brian Rolle said. “Forcier dropped back to scramble and dropped it, but Cam did a great job covering it up and making sure it was a touchdown.”Ohio State pounded away at the Big Ten’s last-ranked defense with a three-headed rushing attack. Dan “Boom” Herron racked up 96 yards on 19 carries, Brandon Saine amassed 84 yards on 12 rushes and quarterback Terrelle Pryor totaled 74 yards on 19 carries.The Buckeyes eclipsed 225 rushing yards for the fifth straight game.“It’s really fun out there running the ball,” Saine said. “The offensive line is doing great, getting a lot of movement. With [Pryor] back there being able to do what [he] does, it really helps me and ‘Boom.’”Leading 7-3, Pryor faked a rollout to the right and handed to Saine, who cut back to the left toward a wide-open pathway to the end zone for a 29-yard score. The misdirection play appeared to throw off the Wolverine defense, and even surprised Tressel.“On Saine’s touchdown, our student intern put the wrong play up on the board,” Tressel said. “That was not the play we called. He called that.”Tressel said he couldn’t remember what the original playcall was supposed to be, but that it wouldn’t have worked as well as the misdirection mishap fared.Pryor committed the Buckeyes’ first and only turnover in the third quarter, when his pass sailed off the hands of Michigan cornerback Donovan Warren and into the grasp of senior linebacker Jonas Mouton.The Wolverines cashed in on the pick, driving 49 yards in eight plays for a touchdown. Forcier connected with running back Vincent Smith for 18 yards to cut the lead to 14-10.OSU bounced right back, though, with an 89-yard drive that culminated with a touchdown.After nine rushing plays and a sack, Pryor tossed a lob pass over the heads of Michigan linemen and into the hands of Herron, who sprinted into the end zone for a 12-yard score. Tressel had rushed out onto the field before the snap, trying to call timeout, but to no avail. The Bucks caught a break in taking a 21-10 lead.“[Pryor] did a great job on that drive, he just kind of took over,” Tressel said. “Rather than us trying to guess calling the plays, we just called read plays for him, and he decided who carried it. That was a great drive.”After falling behind by 11, Michigan failed to muster any offensive rhythm. The Wolverines’ final five drives ended with a punt, three interceptions and a turnover on downs.Senior safety Kurt Coleman nabbed two interceptions, both deep in OSU territory, ending a pair of Michigan scoring threats.“He’s a guy you always have to look for to make plays,” Rolle said. “One interception, I was like, ‘Did he catch that?’ He’s a guy who is always going to be around the ball once it’s in the air, and he did a great job of going up and catching it at the highest point and coming down with it.”Coleman and the rest of the Buckeye seniors will leave OSU having never lost to their rivals from up north.“The rest of their lives, they can be arrogant or whatever they want to be,” Tressel said.Since taking over as coach in 2001, Tressel has led OSU to victory in eight of the nine meetings with Michigan.The Buckeyes concluded their regular season schedule with a trio of critical November victories, having knocked off Penn State, Iowa and Michigan, and now await to learn the identity of their Rose Bowl opponent.“We knew when we looked at the November schedule that it was not going to be an easy thing, but our guys don’t back down from anything,” Tressel said. “When you’re undefeated in November, good things will happen over the holidays.” read more

Anthony Martial needs to stay at Old Trafford Berbatov

first_imgAnthony Martial needs to ‘wait for his chance’ at United despite the uncertainty surrounding his future at Old Trafford, according to former team-mate Dimitar Berbatov.The French winger has been a major talking point ever since his agent, Philippe Lamboley, claimed his client was unhappy and wanted to leave the club last month.Talk of an exit went quiet as Martial flew out with his team-mates on their pre-season tour of the US and with Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford absent, he was set to get a run in the team in his natural position up front.There have been a number of developments in recent weeks, though. Martial is keen on leaving United, and Jose Mourinho would be willing to let him go, but the club are keen on holding onto their prized asset.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…Martial has since flown to Paris to be with his partner for the birth of their son, Swan, and it is uncertain when he will return to pre-season training. The Red Devils play Liverpool on Saturday night before traveling to Miami to confront Real Madrid on Wednesday.Regardless, former United striker Berbatov, who played alongside Martial at Monaco, feels he should stay put with 12 days of the transfer window left to go.“Anthony Martial needs to stay at Old Trafford. We used to play at Monaco together so I know how he plays,” he told Betfair.last_img read more

La Liga announces odd new rule for mascots

first_imgLa Liga president Javier Tebas continues to make headlines by announcing a bizarre new rule that prevents clubs from having mascots bigger than a normal-sized personTebas’ recent announcement that some regular season games will be played in the United States soon has not gone down well back in Spain.Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos and Barcelona vice-captain Sergio Busquets were among those who protested over the agreement in a meeting held this week between the La Liga committee and the club captains.But Tebas isn’t done yet and OneFootball reports that he has sent clubs a 178-page document that includes some pretty strange new regulations.MascotsSergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.Not allowed to outstrip “the size of a regular person”Can’t be seen during a matchPitch Grass has to be within 20-30mm long.Pitch must be cut with nine lines across it.In games, water sprinklers must be off –  in case they soak the playersMatch recordingClubs can no longer record games for analysis.Three fixed cameras will be available instead.Dressing roomsMore co-operation requested in order for the league to record the last part of team-talks.Sent off players may not be interviewed once they have left the pitch.The above rules are compulsory and any disobedience could result in a big fine for clubs.last_img read more

Kane to be rested in Englands friendly against Switzerland

first_imgAccording to Gareth Southgate, England striker Harry Kane could be rested for their friendly match against Switzerland on Tuesday.Southgate is not ruling out the possibility of giving Harry Kane a break when his England team faces Switzerland on Tuesday. BBC Sport reports.Kane won the golden boot at the World Cup but drew a blank as England lost 2-1 to Spain at Wembley on Saturday.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“Harry falls in the category in which we have several players where we have to watch how much they play,” said Southgate.“It was a short break with no pre-season and everybody was back earlier than I am sure everybody would have expected for club matches, although that is entirely understandable.“We talked a bit after the World Cup about the demands of the modern player. Everybody has got to play a part in that but the clubs own the player and they have got to do the right thing for themselves.”last_img read more

Chievo boss happy after drawing with Roma

first_imgThe team was losing 2-0, but they fought hard and were able to strip his rivals of one point in the Italian Lega Serie AStephan El Shaarawy and Bryan Cristante scored in the first half to give Roma a 2-0 lead over Chievo on Sunday’s match.But the team at the bottom of the Italian Lega Serie A standings fought hard and was able to tie the match.Valter Birsa and Mariusz Stepinski scored in order to give the Flying Donkeys one point today.Rick Karsdorp, Roma, Serie AKarsdorp reveals he had too much stress at Roma Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 The Dutch defender has been with the Gialorrossi since 2017, but he has not enjoyed his time in the Italian Lega Serie A.“It wasn’t a bad first half all told, but we worked on what needed improving during the half-time break,” coach Lorenzo D’Anna was echoed by Football Italia.“It was very hot and we were struggling at 2-0 down, but we believed in ourselves and maintained our philosophy of football, even going close to a winner at the end.”“Chievo are on the right path. We had for a moment feared it’d be a repeat of the Fiorentina game (which they lost 6-1), but instead the team didn’t lose their heads,” he said.The team is still in negative numbers, minus one, after being stripped of them for false accounting.last_img read more

Will there be a growing market for the Lionfish in the TCI

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, September 19, 2016 – The Department of Coastal Resources is making a market for the harmful lion fish which it hopes will lead to the eradication of the species from TCI coral reefs.The Lionfish continues to be a marine life terrorist and on October 29th and November 5th that invasive species is going to take center stage as the object of our palates in a Lionfish derby and festival hosted by the DECR and the Turks and Caicos Reef Fund.The first annual Lionfish Festival will take place in both Provo and Grand Turk and DECR Director, Dr John Claydon explains, “Some TCI fishermen have been catching lionfish on a small scale for many years, and they know that although it’s invasive, lionfish is a very tasty fish.  However, these fishers do not typically target lionfish heavily because crawfish, conch, and other finfish are more profitable.”Provo, the Lionfish Festival is October 29th… Grand Turk, your festival – both held in association with the Ministry of Tourism, Heritage and Culture – is set for November 5, 2016. Related Items:Lionfish festival in turks and caicos, lionfish invasion in the TCI Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more