Leading Kiwis return for Fernbaby Auckland International

Three of New Zealand’s leading Badminton players will be amongst the first to get a taste of a new scoring system being trialed at this week’s Fernbaby Auckland International, and all are happy be play the part of ‘guinea pigs’ with the eyes of the badminton world on them and their reactions to the shorter format of play. Oliver Leydon-Davis, Kevin Dennerly-Minturn and Susannah Leydon-Davis were all in Glasgow at the Commonwealth Games and more recently in Denmark at the BWF World Championships but will this week enjoy a rare international outing on home soil at the Fernbaby International, playedSource: https://nz.sports.yahoo.com/news/article/-/25016605/leading-kiwis-return-for-fernbaby-auckland-international/

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Posted by Gilbert - September 17, 2014 at 12:15 am

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Sept. 27, 1964 Boob of Butler accused of turning puppies into guinea pigs

Upon investigation, it was revealed that Kinnelon’s dogcatcher was allegedly sending unclaimed dogs to a scientific laboratory to become test subjects, it was reported. Kinnelon Councilman Adrian D. S. DeMuro called for the dismissal of dogcatcher Henry Boob of Butler following an investigation by Police Chief Allen R. Maher. According to the police’s findings, Boob’s establishment, which was at his home, lacked canine facilities as required by the state. A request by a field representative of the state Department of Health initiated Maher’s investigation. A letter to the mayor and council from Dr. Robert F. Goldsboro, a state veterinarian, said stateSource: http://www.northjersey.com/news/education/sept-27-1964-boob-of-butler-accused-of-turning-puppies-into-guinea-pigs-1.1087982

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Posted by Gilbert - September 14, 2014 at 11:53 pm

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Press ReleaseSeptember 9, 2014 Nancy – DOTC taking over MRT maintenance a “risky experiment” Senator Nancy Binay today called the plan of the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) to take over the maintenance of the Metro Rail Transit-3 (MRT) a “risky experiment.” “It’s a risky experiment, using commuters as guinea pigs. May mga tao na ba silang technically competent to handle the maintenance?” the lady senator said. The DOTC said that it had formed a “shadow team” composed of MRT and LightSource: http://www.senate.gov.ph/press_release/2014/0909_binay1.asp

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Posted by Gilbert - September 13, 2014 at 11:30 pm

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How Spry Fox used (human) guinea pigs to evolve Free-Range Dragons overnight

If you played Spry Fox’s Free-Range Dragons at PAX Prime earlier this month, you may have a vastly different impression of the game than players who returned to the team’s booth during the show’s final hours. This isn’t just a matter of taste, either. Spry Fox actively updated its PAX Prime demo of Free-Range Dragons throughout the expo weekend, making sweeping changes in response to player behavior and feedback. The experiment was a valuable learning experience for Spry Fox, and produced results that will likely inform the project’s future direction. Spry Fox takesSource: http://www.joystiq.com/2014/09/11/how-spry-foxs-free-range-dragons-evolved-during-pax/?ncid=rss_truncated

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Posted by Gilbert - September 11, 2014 at 11:15 pm

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Harvest Happenings Festival to Feature Squeals on Wheels

Piglets, chickens, goats and guinea pigs are a few of the many farm animals children will be able to see and/or touch at the McLean Community Center’s annual Harvest Happenings festival on Saturday, Sept. 27. The event will be held from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the McLean Community Center, which is located at 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. General admission is $5 at the door and admission is free for children up to 36 months old. Squeals on Wheels, an award-winning miniature animal petting zoo, will be featured at the festival. The Amazing Kevin, a popular local magician, and Kidsinger Jim,Source: http://fcnp.com/2014/09/10/harvest-happenings-festival-to-feature-squeals-on-wheels/

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Posted by Gilbert - September 10, 2014 at 11:01 pm

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DOTC MRT maintenance takeover a ‘risky experiment’ – Nancy Binay

Senator Ma. Lourdes “Nancy” Binay  warned on Tuesday that the plan of the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) to take over the maintenance of the Metro Rail Transit-3 (MRT-3) would be a “risky experiment.” “It’s a risky experiment, using commuters as guinea pigs. Do they have the people who are technically competent to handle the maintenance?” the lady senator said. The DOTC has announced earlier that it is extending the maintenance contract of Autre Porte Technique Global Inc. (APT Global) until November 5 while looking for bidders in a P2.25-billion three-year maintenance contract. The agency said it has formedSource: http://www.mb.com.ph/dotc-mrt-maintenance-takeover-a-risky-experiment-nancy-binay/

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Posted by Gilbert - September 9, 2014 at 10:46 pm

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At Wayne State, man's best friend won't stop heart disease

Word traveled quickly from the cardiology conference in Barcelona to Michigan: A new heart failure therapy is the first major treatment breakthrough in a decade. That?s heartening news for my patients. In their own backyard, more than two decades of Wayne State?s experiments on dogs have failed to produce any new heart failure treatments. As a cardiologist and clinical professor of medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine, it pains me to see how Wayne State continues to attempt to address heart disease in its laboratories. Why? A dog?s heart is vastly different from a human heart. The size of aSource: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20140909/OPINION01/309090004/-1/rss12

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Posted by Gilbert - September 8, 2014 at 10:26 pm

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NASA Workers Are 'Guinea Pigs' In Google's Self-Driving Car Program

Google’s self-driving cars are required to have a brake, accelerator, and steering wheel to test in California. But the Big G has found a loophole, and it’s making unwitting test subjects out of NASA employees at the Ames Research Center outside of Mountain View, CA. ?Google Required To Add Controls To Its Self-Driving Cars?Google Required To Add Controls To Its Self-Driving Cars

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Posted by Gilbert - September 7, 2014 at 10:11 pm

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Hundreds of guinea pigs, rabbits, birds rescued

AKRON, Ohio – Hundreds of animals were confiscated from an Akron home last week and now the Pawsibilities Humane Society of Greater Akron is asking for help. About 35 rabbits, 200 guinea pigs, mice, rats, quail, parakeets, finches, love birds, pigeons and doves were rescued Aug. 26 from a home on Archwood Avenue in Akron. Sebastian Smith III, 62, was charged with four counts related to animal cruelty. He is due in Akron Municipal Court on Monday. The Humane Society is looking for monetary donations and supplies. “We need newspaper, guinea pig rabbit cages, (Aspen) bedding, large water bottles, Timothy hay, pellets for guineaSource: http://www.newsnet5.com/news/local-news/oh-summit/hundreds-of-guinea-pigs-rabbits-rats-quail-mice-birds-rescued-from-akron-home

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Posted by Gilbert - September 6, 2014 at 9:46 pm

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Guinea pigs died after vet's house call

Family pet: Guinea pigs are found in many homes. Picture: Michael O’Brien/The West Australian A veterinary surgeon who castrated three guinea pigs during a house call in the South West then left the unconscious pets, two of which died, has been found guilty of unprofessional conduct. The State Administrative Tribunal also gave a second finding of professional misconduct against Kurt Alexander after he administered a potentially lethal drug to another pet guinea pig named Nibbles, which died after a separate incident in April last year. Dr Alexander faces penalties afterSource: https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/breaking/24913927/guinea-pigs-died-after-vets-house-call/

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Posted by Gilbert - September 5, 2014 at 9:32 pm

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