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The Magpie Salute Shares New Single, “Sister Moon”, From Upcoming Debut LP [Listen]

first_imgBack in late 2016, Rich Robinson of the The Black Crowes announced a brand-new spinoff project called The Magpie Salute. To join him for the new band, Robinson recruited former Black Crowes members including guitarist/vocalist Marc Ford and bassist Sven Pipien in addition to Rich Robinson Band member Joe Magistro and lead vocalist, John Hogg. Next Friday, August 10th, The Magpie Salute will release their first studio album, High Water I, via Eagle Rock Entertainment (U.S.), Mascot Label Group (Europe/Australia/New Zealand) and Sony (Japan). Today, ahead of next week’s album release, The Magpie Salute has shared their third single from the album, “Sister Moon”. This marks the third pre-release High Water I single shared by the band, following the releases of “Send Me An Omen” and “For The Wind”.“John and Marc wrote Sister Moon,” remarks Rich Robinson in a press release. “Marc had originally written it on acoustic, but John took the chords and played them on the piano. It’s one of my favorite songs on the record.” You can listen to The Magpie Salute’s newest single, “Sister Moon”, below.The Magpie Salute – “Sister Moon”[Video: The Magpie Salute]Rich Robinson, Marc Ford, and John Hogg will celebrate the release with a string of special acoustic shows in Europe beginning this Sunday in Oslo, Norway and concluding with a sold-out London show on August 10th. The trio will also perform at a free in-store on the day of release at Rough Trade East in London. From there, The Magpie Salute will return to the States for a run of dates with Gov’t Mule throughout the second half of this month.For a full list of upcoming dates, see below. For more information on High Water I or to grab your tickets to any of their upcoming shows, head to the band’s website.The Magpie Salute Upcoming Tour Dates#Aug 5 Oslo, Norway Krosset#Aug 6 Stockholm, Sweden Obaren (Free Show)#Aug 8 Berlin, Germany Lido#Aug 9 Amsterdam, Netherlands Amstelkerk#Aug 10 London, UK Rough Trade East (In-Store)#Aug 10 London, UK Oslo^August 17 Charlotte, NC Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre^August 18 Charleston, SC Volvo Cars Stadium^August 19 Nashville, TN The Woods Amphitheatre at Fontanel^August 21 Huber Heights ,OH Rose Music Center at The Heights*August 23 Noblesville, IN Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center*August 24 Tinley Park, IL Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre*August 25 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre^August 26 Des Moines, IA Brenton Skating Plaza^August 28 Mankato, MN Vetter Stone Amphitheater^August 29 Papillion, NE Sumtur AmphitheaterAugust 30 Boulder, CO Boulder TheaterAugust 31 Park City, UT Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater^September 1 Missoula, MO Big Sky BrewerySeptember 5 Grand Rapids, MI 20 Monroe LiveSeptember 6 Kent, OH Kent StageSeptember 7 New York, NY Sony HallSeptember 8 Ardmore, PA Ardmore Music HallSeptember 9 Westbury, NY The Space At WestburySeptember 12 Fredericton, NB Harvest Jazz & Blues FestivalSeptember 13 Portland, ME AURASeptember 14 Beverly, MA Cabot TheatreSeptember 15 Hampton Beach, NH Hampton Beach Casino BallroomSeptember 16 Burlington, VT Grand Point North FestivalSeptember 18 Washington, D.C The HamiltonSeptember 21 Atlanta, GA Buckhead TheatreSeptember 22 Columbia, SC Glass Half FullSeptember 23 Louisville, KY Bourbon & Beyond# – Special Acoustic Trio Shows* = w/Govt. Mule and The Avett Brothers^ = w/Govt. Mule** = w/Blackberry SmokeView Upcoming Tour Dateslast_img read more

Resurreccion honored

first_imgAnna Resurreccion, a University of Georgia professor of food science, has been awarded the title of Distinguished Research Professor, a designation awarded to faculty who are internationally-recognized for their original contributions to knowledge and whose work promises to foster continued creativity in their discipline. Sensory science specialistA researcher with the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Resurreccion is recognized internationally for her innovative research on the bioactive components in food, and consumer and sensory science. She developed original methods for measuring consumer preferences and the sensory qualities of food—including creative new ways to collect and use the information to develop value-added food products that provide improved nutrition, safety, and health benefits for consumers in the U.S. and developing countries. Her research on food quality and acceptance by consumers resulted in new product lines from food companies worldwide. She also invented a UGA-patented process that uses ultraviolet light and ultrasound technologies to enhance resveratrol and other functional compounds in peanut products, as well as new analytical methods to measure phenolics in these products. Enhancing the nutritional value of peanutsHer work over 24 years with the USAID Peanut Collaborative Research Support Program resulted in a model for successful transfer of peanut processing technologies and their commercialization—including the development of vitamin-fortified peanut butter to alleviate vitamin A deficiencies that lead to blindness in children. Her work has brought worldwide attention and distinction to UGA.last_img read more

Recycled Christmas Trees

first_imgUniversity of Georgia Extension specialists have several suggestions for creatively recycling this year’s tree.“Sunk into private fishing ponds or lakes, Christmas trees make excellent refuge and feeding areas for fish,” said UGA Extension DeKalb County agent Gary Peiffer. Extension wildlife specialists suggest anchoring the tree in a large coffee can with concrete first. The concrete weights the tree down so it stands upright. This natural fish attractor will draw bream and bass and offer a safe haven for young fish. For safety’s sake, drop the tree well away from swimming areas.Wildlife lovers can also turn their holiday tree into a winter bird feeder and shelter. “Just add some orange slices, bread and suet to attract birds and brighten up your winter landscape,” Peiffer said.A decomposing Christmas tree can also provide valuable food for insects and worms, as well as a good hiding place for birds and other creatures. If you love wildlife more than a perfectly manicured landscape, use the holiday tree to create an untidy thicket habitat for little birds, like cardinals and white-throated sparrows.Crafty types can clip away branch tips and needles to provide aroma for sachets and potpourri.UGA Extension horticulturist Matthew Chappell has several suggestions for how to recycle Christmas trees. His list includes the following:Whittle a walking stick. “It takes a lot of whittling. You can give it as a gift next Christmas.” This is Chappell’s favorite use.Create a coat rack. Cut all the branches off except for a few at the top, those should be trimmed 3 inches to 4 inches from the trunk. Build a bottle tree. Cut all the branches about a foot from the trunk and put empty wine bottles on them. “My friend in Charleston, S.C., started that trend in his yard at Folly Beach,” he said. “It’s definitely better with different colored bottles.”Craft a longbow. “My brother-in-law made a longbow out of last year’s Christmas tree. A lot of bow hunters are going back to the old style, the old world way of hunting,” Chappell said.Shape a vine pole. Trim the branches off, but leave some for vine support. Sink the trunk in the ground and use it as a trellis for a climbing plant like a morning glory or clematis.Create kindling. Chop up the smaller branches and make kindling for winter fires. You took time to select and decorate the perfect Christmas tree for the holidays. Now put a little forethought and time into recycling it. Christmas tree branches and the trunk can also be chipped and turned into valuable mulch for landscape and garden plants. If you don’t have a chipper, take your tree to the local “Bring One For The Chipper” event. To find a location, see the Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation website at read more

Peruvian Defense Ministry and Armed Forces Joint Command Organize Technology Fair

first_img SITDEF’s third edition, held at the Peruvian Army’s headquarters from 11 to 15 May, was inaugurated by President Alan García and will be attended by authorities from the Armed Forces and the National Police, as well as by twelve defense ministers from the region, among others. The lack of high-tech equipment, action strategies, and a culture of prevention of natural disasters has meant millions of dollars in losses for Peru over the last decade. By Dialogo May 12, 2011 For this reason, the International Defense Technology Salon (SITDEF) is promoting the presentation of the most advanced tools from around the world for the prevention of and action in response to natural disasters, such as radars, meteorological systems, rapid-response helicopters, first-aid vehicles, military field hospitals, and computerized visors, among others. The 2011 edition of SITDEF is being held in a much larger space than the previous editions, enabling a better display of the most advanced defense, security, and natural-disaster-prevention equipment by the one hundred domestic and foreign firms participating. For the first time, a Sukhoi plane will be on exhibit, and attendees will be able to experience, using a simulator, what it is like to steer a submarine, as part of the celebrations for the centennial of the Peruvian Navy’s Submarine Force. center_img This is a business and cultural event, jointly promoted and organized by the Peruvian Defense Ministry and Armed Forces in Peru every two years since 2007. (*This press release is a republication in Diálogo of the original release.) The event seeks to bring together domestic and foreign firms dedicated to exhibiting cutting-edge technology in the areas of natural-disaster prevention and national defense. In addition to specialized lectures addressed to military bodies such as the Air Force, the Navy, and the Army, the fair will also include the exhibition of defense equipment, such as tanks, communications equipment, citizen-safety systems, etc. last_img read more

Colombian and Ecuadorean authorities conduct tsunami evacuation drill

first_img In 2012, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) hosted a meeting in Lima, Peru, to discuss the creation of a system which could provide Colombia, Ecuador, Chile and Peru early warnings about approaching tsunamis. O ceanographers, seismologists and regional specialists in disaster prevention participated in the meeting. At the time of the conference, each of the four countries had national protocols to follow in the event of tsunami, said Gustavo Sanin , permanent secretary of the South Pacific Commission. During the conference in Lima, officials from the four countries adopted regional protocols for how to respond to a tsunami, Sanin said. Officials agreed to connect each of their respective early warning systems and to collaborate on disaster prevention initiatives. “In the southern Pacific coast there are at least 3 or 4 buoys with warning systems when there is imminence of a tsunami,” Sanin said. The buoys belong to and are monitored by scientific institutions in the United States and Japan, Sanin said. I’m glad for the union of those two countries. They truly represent an example for the region, because nationalities or political trends don’t matter during this type of disasters. What is truly valuable is to save lives, congratulations to each country and especially to the military forces who will act in the event of an emergency. The Colombian military forces are very professional in their operations, look at the support they gave to Ecuador to put out the 2012 fires with the UH-60 helicopter of the FAC, always willing to do their best. That’s why I’m very glad that they are uniting and learning together in these situations. May God bless you. I’m glad for the union of those two countries, they truly represent an example for the region, because nationalities or political trends don’t matter during this type of disasters. What is truly valuable is to save lives, congratulations to each country and especially to the military forces who will act in the event of an emergency. The Colombian military forces are very professional in their operations, look at the support they gave to Ecuador to put out the 2012 fires with the UH-60 helicopter of the FAC, always willing to do their best. That’s why I’m very glad that they are uniting and learning together in these situations. May God bless you. Colombian drill Ecuador’s evacuation exercise By Dialogo February 14, 2014 Colombian and Ecuadorean authorities recently conducted a joint evacuation drill to prepare for natural disasters, such as an earthquake or a tsunami. The drill is to help security forces from both countries prepare for assisting the civilian population survive a natural disaster. The First Colombia-Ecuador Binational Simulation Earthquake and Tsunami was held on Feb. 6, 2014. Authorities in the Colombian departments of Nariño, Cauca and Valle del Cauca and the Ecuadorian provinces of Esmeraldas, Imbabura and Carchi participated in the exercise. The National Unit for Disaster Risk Management in Colombia (UNGRD) which mobilized 18,000 people, and the Secretariat of Risk Management of Ecuador (SNGR), which recruited more than 26,000 people, including thousands of schoolchildren to participate in the drill, cooperatively organized the exercise. Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos was among those who participated in the drill. Santos and the other participants were alerted to a large imaginary earthquake along the border shared by Colombia and Ecuador. The imaginary earthquake registered 8.2 on the Richter scale. In the drill, the earthquake generated an imaginary tsunami. In the drill, security forces in Colombia and civilian Ecuadoreans responded quickly to the imaginary crisis and evacuated thousands of people from the Pacific coastal region. Authorities in both countries directed civilians to specific meeting locations where they would be safe, authorities said. Tsunami early warning system center_img Colombian and Ecuadorean authorities conducted the drill to help train the civilian population on how to respond to a natural disaster, according to UNGRD. “This exercise intends to make the community aware of the risk it faces,” in the event of a natural disaster, the UNGRD said in a statement. The three branches of the Armed Forces in Colombia participated in the drill, along with members of the National Police and firefighters. In Ecuador, officials with the Red Cross, firefighters, and civil defense groups took part in the exercise. Colombian authorities simulated the evacuation of victims, a loss of communications, and the destruction of physical infrastructure. Once the UNGRD activated the alert, the National Recovery Center staff alerted units and immediately dispatched a Colombian Air Force aircraft from Air Command Military Transport (CATAM). The aircraft conducted a reconnaissance mission in Colombia’s Pacific coast, obtaining aerial images of populations of Bahia Solano, Buenaventura, Tumaco and Munchique hill. Meanwhile, the Colombian Navy dispatched the ARC ship “Valle del Cauca” along with Coast Guard units, a maritime patrol aircraft and a helicopter to simulate the rescue of a shipwreck seven nautical miles from the island of Tumaco. In Ecuador, authorities in Esmeraldas experienced a temporary setback at the beginning of the exercise when the alarms did not go off at 10:00 a.m. as planned. However, within 15 minutes the malfunctioning was fixed and the exercise went forward. The residents of 17 Ecuadorean border communities heard warning bells calling people to evacuate to high places because a tidal wave was approaching the coast. Ecuadorian authorities gathered at the Esmeraldas Fire Department. The mayor of Esmeraldas participated in the evacuation drill. In the drill, casualties and serious property damage was reported in the Ecuadorean provinces of Imbabura, Carchi and Esmeralda. In Imbabura six rescuers came to the rescue of victims from the “collapsed” building of the Ministry of Agriculture. Inside the one-story building, 29 staff members that appeared to be injured were rescued and given medical treatment. Authorities evacuated more than 20,000 students from 79 Ecuadorean schools. As part of the drill, injuries and property damage were also reported in the Colombian department of Nariño. After the exercise was complete, Colombia’s consul in Esmeraldas, Francisco Pelaéz, thanked Ecuadorean authorities for participating in the drill. The importance of emergency exercises It is important for authorities to conduct the kind of drill that Colombian and Ecuador cooperated on, said Héctor Chávez Villao, a security analyst at the University of Guayaquil. “These kind of exercises are important because they allow the authorities to assess in what areas they are strong and in what areas they need to make improvements,” Chávez Villao, said. “As history has taught us, to meet these natural disasters we should be prepared. Colombia and Ecuador have been in the past impacted by tsunamis, floods and earthquakes.” In December 1979, an earthquake which registered 8.1 on the Richter scale struck in the Pacific Ocean, about 75 kilometers off the coast of Tumaco, which is located in the Colombian department of Nariño. The earthquake caused a tsunami, which killed hundreds of people and destroyed at least six fishing villages in Nariño. The earthquake was felt in Bogota, Cali, Popayan, Buenaventura and other major cities and villages in Colombia, and in Guayaquil, Esmeraldas, Quito and other parts of Ecuador. last_img read more

PREMIUMGovernment aims to certify all state lands by 2022

first_imgFacebook Google Indonesia finance-ministry National-Land-Agency state-assets land-certification land-dispute State-Asset-Management-Agency land-acquisition Log in with your social account LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here The Finance Ministry expects all government land to be certified by 2022 in an effort to protect state assets from legal disputes and to maximize their use for financial purposes.According to the ministry, 46,725 tracts of land covering about 275,000 hectares – more than three times the size of Singapore – have not been certified.“There are many state assets that are currently being disputed, and it could [all] be resolved if we have proper ownership certificates,” the ministry’s state assets director, Encep Sudarwan, said on Feb. 14, 2020 at a press briefing.Aside from preventing land disputes, certifying state land was also necessary to enable the ministries or agencies that owned them to use the land for purposes such as collateral for raising funds.The ministry has set a progressive target, with 15,426 state lands to be certified this yea… Linkedin Topics : Forgot Password ?last_img read more

What is the point? Kia Joorabchian slams farcical Mesut Ozil situation at Arsenal

first_img Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 8 Sep 2020 6:31 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.1kShares What is the point? Kia Joorabchian slams farcical Mesut Ozil situation at Arsenal Advertisement Comment Advertisement Mesut Ozil has entered the final year of his Arsenal contract (Picture: Getty / talkSPORT)Kia Joorabchian has slammed Arsenal’s treatment of Mesut Ozil and believes they are guilty of wasting two years of the playmaker’s career.The former Germany international committed his long-term future to the Gunners in February 2018, signing a new contract worth a club-record £350,000-a-week.Ozil, however, fell out with Arsene Wenger’s replacement Unai Emery before appearing to get his career back on track under the management of his former Arsenal team-mate Mikel Arteta.The ex-Real Madrid star failed to feature at all during ‘Project Restart’ with Arteta failing to provide a detailed explanation. ADVERTISEMENTThe 32-year-old remains intent on seeing out the final year of his deal, however, and looks set to be handed a lifeline having featured in last weekend’s pre-season friendly defeat against Aston Villa. Mesut Ozil didn’t feature during Arsenal’s run-in last season (Picture: Getty)Joorabchian, who represents three members of Arteta’s first team squad, believes the current Arsenal manager needs to find a role for his highest earner.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘The Ozil situation should have been resolved two years ago,’ he told talkSPORT. ‘What is the point of a player sitting and not playing? Who gains from that?More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘The club doesn’t gain from that. The player is ageing, he doesn’t gain from that. The agent doesn’t gain from that. ‘I mean, I’m not exactly sure other than the fact the player has maybe a monetary gain from getting an income I don’t think anybody really gains from such a situation.‘I can’t really remember us no trying everything to resolve a problem with a player. I just don’t see the point of it.’MORE: Arsenal offered Paris Saint-Germain keeper Alphonse Areola on loan as Emiliano Martinez replacementMORE: Arsenal fans giddy as William Saliba and Gabriel train together for the first timeFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.last_img read more

Ridiculously cheap island on sale for half Brisbane’s median house price

first_imgWorthington Island has hit the market for $385,000 — one of the cheapest islands to hit the market in Australia.A 28-hectare island that’s just hit the market is one of the cheapest in Australia, priced at just six figures that come to only half the median house price in Brisbane.Remote but within a 30-minute boat ride to the nearest city, the island off the Queensland coast was described as a place where fishermen hide behind trees to bait lines so the fish don’t spook, where beehives are empty because the bees prefer the bush, and where you pick a crab off the beach for brekkie.The island, used for fishing and gardening by the seller, was listed for sale at $385,000 — and even that may be negotiable for cashed up-buyers ready for a quick transaction. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK How you can live like a millionaire for $20k The buildings were described as “rustic”. Parents hope $5 lottery gets kids into property market More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus12 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market12 hours agoThe seller indulged his love of gardening and fishing on the island but now lives on the mainland.“It only just came on the market,” he said. “It’s in the last 20 per cent or so of that lease and they will renew the lease for another 25 years.”He described it as a “fairly unique island”, located a 30 minute boat ride from Gladstone Harbour — “remote but fairly close to all facilities”.The fishing was so good, he said “you have to hide behind a tree to bait your hook for fish”.“Formerly it was a working farm, with mangoes and all sorts of trees. One tree there is Carambola, there were beehives, veges and other things. In the early days it was quite an active island when it came to fruit and vegetables.” Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58 Crabs can be picked from mangroves and beaches.Private Islands Australia agent Richard Vanhoff told The Courier-Mail that he’d never seen anything like it.“It’s easily the cheapest island I have ever seen,” he said. “The owner just wants to sell the island and move on. He’s had it for many, many years and he doesn’t visit the island all that often now. When he was a keen fishermen and gardener he used to but these days he rarely gets to it.”He said Worthington Island was leased from the Department of Natural Resources and Mines — with eight years left to run but a 25-year renewal could be sought.center_img A dream site for fishermen. The island covers 28 hectares big. MORE: House earns owner $200k a year Worthington Island had in the past been used for vegetable and fruit farming. Tropical mangrove habitat — perfect as a natural fish nursery and home for crabs.Among other islands on the market in Queensland right now were Temple Island — back on the market off the coast of Central Queensland for $1.5m — and Quoin Island, a freehold estate off Gladstone for $1.9m.According to Mr Vanhoff the buildings on Worthington were “rustic” including an old packing shed.“It’s ideal for family or a bunch of fishermen that love the outdoors,” he said. “There’s an abundance of crabs and fish. The current owner tells me he can live off the back door for a whole month just eating fish and crabs — and mangoes.”“The location is fairly remote, It can be accessed via the Port of Gladstone by a small boat. It used to have a jetty years ago when it was a commercial operation that allowed deepwater vessels to access the island — there’s only remnants of that remaining.” Rainwater keeps tanks filled and there’s also a well.Among income generation ideas, Mr Vanhoff said, were “orchids scattered all over the island”. “To resurrect the orchard would help generate an income, offsetting any costs”.As well, “the house has bee boxes but no bees, however the bees are on the island and have been seen, so it’s a matter of finding them and bringing them back home.”“The island is east facing so the beaches are a little rougher than usual but what we’ve done in the past (in the area) is imported the sand from Gladstone and created the beach within the bay, everything’s possible.”The island has a 240 volt generator, plus a 12 volt solar system as well as a rainwater system and a well created in the 1800s.“It hasn’t been used for a long time but on inspection it has fresh water still within. Most islands have an aquifer with ample fresh water.”last_img read more

Cashman/Dutra JV Wins Boston Harbor Dredging Contract

first_imgThe Joint Venture comprising of Cashman Dredging Inc. and Dutra Group was awarded last week a $122.2 million Boston Harbor dredging contract.According to FedBizOpps, the project includes dredging of approximately 11,700,000 cubic yards of silt, blue clay, till and weathered rock from the harbor area.The Federal Navigation Project for Boston Harbor consists of the following components: deepening and widening the Broad Sound North Channel to -51 feet Mean Lower, Low Water (MLLW), deepening and widening the Main Ship Channel (MSC) to the Conley Terminal including the turning basin or “MSC Notch” to -47 feet MLLW, deepening the President Roads Anchorage and deepening the lower Reserved Channel to -47 feet MLLW.The improvement depths noted above are required to be an additional two feet deep in areas of hard material like till and weathered rock.The Army Corps reported that the material dredged to create the federal navigation project improvements will be placed at the Massachusetts Bay Disposal Site (MBDS) approximately 20 miles offshore of Boston Harbor with the exception of a small fraction of the material being placed as a cap to the Main Ship Channel Confined Aquatic Disposal cell, just downstream of the inner confluence of the Chelsea and Mystic Rivers.The contractor will be required to bring equipment to accomplish all dredging by mechanical means for the material types previously noted with strength characteristics less than fast rock. Dredging operations will be permitted 24 hours per day and 7 days per week and are expected to take up to 3½ years to complete, said USACE.[mappress mapid=”24885″]last_img read more

‘Three people, one baby’ public consultation begins (UK)

first_imgBBC News 16 Sep 2012A public consultation has been launched to discuss the ethics of using three people to create one baby.The technique could be used to prevent debilitating and fatal “mitochondrial” diseases, which are passed down only from mother to child.However, the resulting baby would contain genetic information from three people – two parents and a donor woman.Ministers could change the law to make the technique legal after the results of the consultation are known.About one in 200 children are born with faulty mitochondria – the tiny power stations which provide energy to every cell in the body.Most show little or no symptoms, but in the severest cases the cells of the body are starved of energy. It can lead to muscle weakness, blindness, heart failure and in some cases can be fatal.Mitochondria are passed on from the mother’s egg to the child – the father does not pass on mitochondria through his sperm. The idea to prevent this is to add a healthy woman’s mitochondria into the mix.Two main techniques have been shown to work in the laboratory, by using a donor embryo or a donor egg. read more