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Breakthrough work Near the North White Rhino Sub-Species Live Alive



Northern white rhino.

Groundbreaking work in order to keep the almost extinct, in-vitro fertilization sub-type of the northern white rhino-population two-alive was halted. And time has passed.

The two white rhinos to the north are women. The aim is to build viable embryos in a laboratory by inseminating their eggs with frozen sperm from dead men, and then moving them to a substitute mother who is a more common south white rhino.

Three embryos were developed and stored in liquid nitrogen as of January. But now we need to wait for more main moves.

Richard Vigne, Managing Director of Ol Pejeta Conservancy, in Kenya, the home of two of the other rhinos, said: “COVID-19 has been disrupted like all other things.

“That is, the process by which females collect more eggs and the method by which the Northern White Rhino embryo is developed into Southern White Rhino females,” he said.

This is an international effort involving Kenyan, Czech, German and Italian conservationists – most of whom suffer from closed borders or restricted voyages.

The wait can be stressful for those with an extreme perception of time.

It has shown that the cycle to build viable embryos is effective, they add, and can routinely be completed before the animals get too old.

The transmission of embryos to substitutes was scheduled for next month in January. In March, the intention was for the other two females to harvest eggs.

Because eggs are limited, researchers can use SWR embryos until a successful pregnancy can be established. So far, seven or eight transfers have not been successful. A receptive woman and the knowledge of when she ovulates are necessary.

“It’s time we learn to work,” says Cesare Galli, an Italy-based in-vitro fertilizer specialist. “We have not many women to choose from and the women will grow old.”

In the next couple of weeks, he aims to relax constraints on international travel so that crucial measures can be resumed.

“It’s quite a serious problem,” he said. “It will definitely be the first priority to go to Kenya and to gather more eggs of the two women once international travel has resumed.

Another problem arises even if travel can resume. Ol Pejeta is also home to coronavirus-sensitive primates, Galli said. Galli said.

“If you accidentally bring in the virus, this is extra risk,” he said. “You are threatening to rescue one species.”

The two white north rhinos are waiting for now. In the sight of Rangers in the company of a destined substitute mother called Tewa, Fatu and her mother Najin walk around and graze.

Zachariah Mutai, one of the rhinos’ guards, was sweet.

“It will no longer be possible for them to have babies naturally, but the only hope is to save them by scientific means,” he stated.

The ultimate goal is to build a herd of five or more animals that may be returned to their African natural habitat. It could take decades.

The poaching of rhino species took decades to a heavy toll. The cattle are slaughtered for their heads, traditionally used for carving, which are associated for their supposed healing properties in traditional Chinese medicine.

In 2017, when he was entitled as “The Most Eligible Bachelor of the World” on the Tinder date-app as part of a fundraising effort, the last male northwest white rhino was a 45-year-old named Sudan. In 2018 it was euthanized by illnesses linked to age.

Sudan, the last male of its subspecies and the north white rhino has died. Photographer @Amivee wrote the last moments of his life and says that hope for his kind ‘s future still exists. @CNNPhotos https:/

— CNN (address to CNN)

Vigne said that efforts to keep the North White Rhinos alive are a good way to draw attention worldwide to the question of extinction.

“The extinction rate of species on this planet is now the fastest ever recorded, much faster than the extinction rate of the dinosaurs, which is caused by human activity,” he said. “At the moment we must draw a line … and no longer ask.”

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Denver weather: Will it finally snow this week? Here’s what to expect.



Denver weather: Pleasant Saturday, windy Sunday, chance for snow Tuesday

It’s been a long time coming but Denver may finally get its first snow of the season. Although it’s very late and we’ve waited nearly a record number of days in between accumulating snows, the streak could come to an end this week.

The weather this season has been concerning. The overall lack of snow and precipitation, in general, is enough to have sent Denver back into severe drought. While the upcoming storm isn’t going to be a blockbuster, it is at least something and any kind of moisture is very much needed.

Denver as of Tuesday has gone 231 days without seeing measurable snow. The only year with a longer span between measurable snows in Denver was all the way back in 1887 when the city went 235 days without accumulating snow. With the way this forecast may pan out, it’s possible we could get a tenth of an inch of snow Thursday, which would snap the streak at 233 days. It is more likely Denver will receive measurable snow Friday, meaning we will fall one day shy of the all-time record. Regardless of when snow officially happens, it has been a very long time since Denver has seen snow.

The record latest date of the first snow in Denver has come and gone and is almost a distant memory at this point.

Latest first snow dates in Denver

1) 2021 — TBD
2) 1934 — Nov. 21
3) 1931 — Nov. 19
4) 2016 — Nov. 17
5) 1894 — Nov. 16


A cold front associated with this system will push across the region late Thursday night into Friday morning. Above-average temperatures are expected Thursday before the cold front moves in, so we have nice weather expected until then.

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Avalanche leads NHL in scoring but ranks 27th in defense. “We got to be better defensively. Doesn’t matter who’s in net”



Avalanche leads NHL in scoring but ranks 27th in defense. “We got to be better defensively. Doesn’t matter who’s in net”

NEW YORK — Jared Bednar’s demeanor after Monday’s 7-5 victory at Philadelphia bordered on somber. The Avalanche had just improved to 2-1-1 on its five-game road trip, but its head coach wasn’t too thrilled for the third time in four games.

Sure, the high-scoring Avs can score goals. They lead the NHL at 4.14 goals per game and have reached seven goals a league-high four times. But they rank 27th in goals-allowed (3.45) and they’ve given up more goals (20) than they’ve scored (19) on the trip, which concludes Wednesday against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden.

“I know what we’re selling in the locker room,” Bednar said of defensive structure. “I think our team has a real good idea on what we have to do to have success long-term, but it just doesn’t seem like we’re following through on it for 60 minutes.”

The structure appears off, with the Avs allowing far too many opportunities on their send of the ice so far this season. Colorado had a league-low 25.4 shots against average last season. Currently, it is allowing 30.3, tied for ninth.

Goaltending could also be part of the problem, although Bednar didn’t acknowledge that. Throughout the trip, Colorado has used two guys who were pegged to begin the season in the minors (Jonas Johansson and rookie Justus Annunen) while Darcy Kuemper recovers from an upper-body injury and Pavel Francouz completes his minor-league conditioning assignment.

Johansson has a .884 save percentage in eight appearances and Annunen is at .892 in two. Kuemper (.903) isn’t much better and Francouz has yet to play in the NHL this season after suffering a lower-body injury in the preseason.

“We got to be better defensively. Doesn’t matter who’s in net,” Bednar said.

Avs players realize the problem — particularly the two defensemen who spoke at the post-game news conference in Philly.

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Douglas County School Board to vote on mask mandate in schools



Douglas County School Board to vote on mask mandate in schools

The new school board overseeing the Douglas County School District will meet Tuesday to decide whether to end the mask requirements inside schools.

The resolution that the Board of Education will consider states that the district will not mandate masks in schools unless they are required by federal, state or local laws or public health orders. The school board will also not set a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for students or district staff, according to the resolution.

“The (b)oard recommends, regardless of vaccination status, personal and parent choice with respect to whether or not children should wear face coverings while at school, while also allowing for appropriate and necessary accommodation of students with disabilities…,” reads the resolution.

The school board meeting starts at 5 p.m. and at least two hours of public comment scheduled. The board is not expected to vote on no-masks until around 8:10 p.m., according to the agenda.

The meeting comes a month after four new conservative members — all against mask mandates — were elected to the school board last month. They hold the majority on the seven-member board.

However, a federal judge blocked a mask exemption from Douglas County’s new health department in October, saying it violated the rights of students with disabilities, so it’s unclear what effect a vote in favor of ending the mandate will immediately have.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends universal masking inside school buildings for students and staff. The agency discovered that counties without face-covering requirements saw larger increases in COVID-19 cases in children after the start of school during the 2021-22 year, according to a Sept. 24 study.

Colorado saw a rise in COVID-19 cases among students after school returned in the fall, most notably among those — ages 5 to 11 years old — who were not eligible for a vaccine until November. Infections among children recently declined, but public health officials have warned that they could increase again as the holidays approach.

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