Monsanto Co., whose experimental wheat from a canceled decade-old program was found growing in Oregon last month, is conducting field trials of a new genetically modified version in two states, U.S. data show.
Spend a few minutes on Shapeways.com, an online marketplace, and you get a glimpse of a very odd future. You can buy mustache cuff links, a pencil topper shaped like a Roman halberd, a pixelated bust of a glowering Steve Jobs, or a set of dice modeled on the Deathly Hallows of “Harry Potter” fame. All the items are designed by the site’s users and can be manufactured by Shapeways using 3-D printing technology. And they’re all for sale.
The assault on the diplomatic compound in Benghazi is more an embarrassment than a scandal and won’t hurt former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton if she decides to run for the presidency, Senator Tim Kaine, a Virginia Democrat, said in an interview on Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital with Al Hunt,” airing this weekend.
Once Again, Virginia Tech Finding Orange Bowl Tickets to Be a Tough Sell By Mark Giannotto Dec. 30 (Washington Post) -- BLACKSBURG, VA. - Two years after falling more than 14,000 tickets short of selling its ticket allotment to the Orange Bowl, Virginia Tech is again facing ticket sale issues as it prepares to face No. 5 Stanford on Monday. In conjunction with membership in the BCS, each participating school is expected to buy one-fourth of the tickets available for its bowl game. In the Orange Bowl's case, that means Virginia Tech and Stanford are on the hook for 17,500 tickets each. When the Hokies came to South Florida following the 2008 regular season, they sold just more than 3,300 of their 17,500 tickets. Virginia Tech again expects to take a heavy loss this year. As of last week, the Hokies had sold around 6,500 of their ticket allotment. Tim East, Virginia Tech's associate athletic director for external affairs, said they expect sales to continue
Virginia Tech, the site of a 2007 massacre in which 33 people died, reported that one of its police officers was shot and killed on campus after a traffic stop and another person was found dead from a gunshot wound in a parking lot.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP will open an office in Shanghai this summer, giving the firm its first office in Asia. China practitioner Wan Li, who recently joined the firm from DLA Piper LLP, will be the chief representative and managing partner of Seyfarth’s Shanghai office.