Thursday, January 18, 2007

Majority of US women living without spouse

For the first time, a majority of American women are living without a spouse, media reported.

The New York Times, which based its report on an analysis of census results, said 51 percent of women in 2005 reported living without a spouse, up from 35 percent in 1950 and 49 percent in 2000.

"Coupled with the fact that in 2005 married couples became a minority of all American households for the first time, the trend could ultimately shape social and workplace policies, including the ways government and employers distribute benefits," the newspaper said.

It said that several factors are behind the shift including women marrying at a later age and living with partners for more often and for longer periods. Women are also living longer as widows and once divorced, often opt to stay single, the report said.

According to the Census figures, only about 30 percent of black women are living with a spouse, compared with 49 percent of Hispanic women, 55 percent of non-Hispanic white women and more than 60 percent of Asian women. See Complete Article:

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Thompson Stops Frazier!

The report from the Philadelphia family!
Submitted by Ahtur Ammioz

Anthony "The Messenger" Thompson (23-1, 17 KOs) continued to put the junior middleweight division on notice with an impressive sixth round stoppage of Robert "Pushup" Frazier (31-8-4, 15 KOs).

Thompson, of North Philadelphia, entered the ring to the rhythmic sound of drums and went to work right in the first round with nice movement behind a stiff jab that allowed him to throw a few hooks to the body, followed by rights up top. Frazier returned fire with several lighter flurries.

Thompson finally put Frazier to the canvas in round six with a right hook, left combination just above the beltline. Frazier was able to get to his feet by the count of eight but was withering quickly. Thompson continued the assault with a steady dose of combinations as Frazier could only hold on until the bell sounded to end round six. Frazier's corner had seen enough and called a halt to the bout to prevent further damage.

Thompson gave warning to the champions in the division. “Whoever you (the fans) think I should fight, I will fight. It is not about can I fight. It is about whom I fight. I don't care who it is, whether it's Shane (Mosley) or Oscar (De La Hoya). I am training right and they are going to have problems. I can guarantee it!”

Anthony "The Messenger" Thompson

Monday, January 15, 2007

FDA approves the use of cloned animals to make food.

KNN Cleveland

Last week, the Food and Drug Administration tentatively approved the use of cloned animals to make food. Natural reproduction is giving way to artificial reproduction. And with the new era comes a new question: Which came first, the steer or the steak?

The draft risk assessment finds that meat and milk from clones of adult cattle, pigs and goats, and their offspring, are as safe to eat as food from conventionally bred animals... "Based on FDA's analysis of hundreds of peer-reviewed publications and other studies on the health and food composition of clones and their offspring, the draft risk assessment has determined that meat and milk from clones and their offspring are as safe as food we eat every day," said Stephen F. Sundlof, D.V.M., Ph.D., director of FDA's Center for Veterinary Medicine. "Cloning poses no unique risks to animal health when compared to other assisted reproductive technologies currently in use in U.S. agriculture."

Click here to see official FDA press release: cloned animals to make food.