Fraud investigators are set to speak to Tory peer Michael Howard as they mount a corruption probe at an oil firm he leads.
The former Tory leader is the chairman of the board of SOMA Oil and Gas, which is the subject of a criminal investigation by the Serious Fraud Office.
SOMA insists there is ‘no suspicion whatsoever’ attached to Lord Howard, who led the Conservative party to defeat as Michael Howard in the 2005 election.
A spokesman added it is ‘confident that there is no basis to the allegation’, which relates to claims of corruption in Somalia.
The firm was founded in 2013 to find new oil wells after a turbulent period in the African nation’s history.
Somalia’s first formal parliament for two decades was sworn in a year earlier after battles with Al-Shabab Islamists and a two-year famine that killed nearly 260,000 people.
Read more http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/ex-tory-leader-lord-howard-6185200
Technique to genetically modify insects could spread lethal diseases
Just as gene drives can make mosquitoes unfit for hosting and spreading the malaria parasite, they could conceivably be designed with gene drives carrying cargo for delivering lethal bacterial toxins to humans.’
In this week’s journal science, 27 leading geneticists have called on the scientific community to come clean to the public about the potential hazards and benefits of gene drives.
The theoretical breakthrough was made by Austin Burt, a geneticist at Imperial College London in 2003.
But the advent of a machine called Crispr that allows genetic code in DNA to be edited has made it easy to achieve in the lab.
The genes are ‘supercharged’ because they contain a ‘cassette’ of genetic elements make it much more likely to be passed on than would normally be the case.
Within a few generations, the gene spreads rapidly to the whole population.
Biologists continue to hone their tools for deleting, replacing or otherwise editing DNA and a strategy called CRISPR has quickly become one of the most popular ways to do genome engineering. Utilizing a modified bacterial protein and a RNA that guides it to a specific DNA sequence, the CRISPR system provides unprecedented control over genes in many species, including perhaps humans. This control has allowed many new types of experiments, but also raised questions about what CRISPR can enable. Science collects some of its recent research papers, commentary and news articles on CRISPR and its implications below.
Well – that should knock other trending names off twitter?
He revealed that a now retired senior police officer with Wiltshire police claimed a criminal prosecution for an unrelated offence was dropped during the 1990s, because one of the people involved in the case threatened to name Sir Edward as a child abuser when he gave evidence in court.
Sir Edward lived in Salisbury for around 25 years until his death in 2005 at the age of 89. It has not been disclosed when or where the alleged abuse is supposed to have taken place.
No-one’s mentioned Jersey then?
And the investigation is into the POLICE – and not Heath’s abuse?
They’re in a minority then?
Might be a shorter list if they asked ‘Which aren’t?
In a recent article published by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., titled Children at Risk – Vaccines, Government & Big Pharma’s Dirty Money,  he highlighted the fact that every vaccine introduced to the vaccine schedule guarantees its manufacturer millions of customers, increasing vaccine revenue by billions of dollars. However, it appears that a minimum of 56 doses of 14 vaccinations before the age of eighteen is not quite lucrative enough for the pharmaceutical industry, as according to Mr. Kennedy’s research, the CDC has 271 new vaccinations under development in the hopes that vaccine revenues will reach a staggering $100 billion by 2025.
Kennedy called the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) “a cesspool of corruption, mismanagement and dysfunction,” making it crystal clear to readers that financial gain fueled their decision making.
Read more http://vactruth.com/2015/08/03/271-vaccines-in-development/
Aug 3, 2015
The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is to investigate allegations concerning Wiltshire Police’s handling of an alleged claim of child sexual abuse made in the 1990s.
It is alleged that a criminal prosecution was not pursued, when a person threatened to expose that Sir Edward Heath may have been involved in offences concerning children. In addition to this allegation, the IPCC will examine whether Wiltshire Police subsequently took any steps to investigate these claims.
The allegations were referred to the IPCC by Wiltshire Police following allegations made by a retired senior officer.
– See more at: https://www.ipcc.gov.uk/news/investigation-following-allegations-historic-corruption-linked-child-sexual-abuse-allegations#sthash.Ql663i6e.dpuf
Convenient that he’s dead?
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