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CANBERRA Nike Air Max White Sale , Jan. 29 (Xinhua) -- Two Australian scientists have been awarded with the UK-based Rank Prize for developing an innovative method of identifying crops with superior water efficiency, the Australian National University (ANU) said Wednesday.


ANU Professor Graham Farquhar and Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) Fellow Dr Richard Richards are heading to London to receive the 2014 Rank Prize in human and animal nutrition and crop husbandry.


The award citation says the prize is for"pioneering the understanding of isotope discrimination in plants and its application to breed wheat varieties that use water more efficiently."


The award relates to a discovery made in the 1980s where they were able to correlate water use efficiency in wheat crops to the ratio of carbon isotopes present in the leaf.


The findings, first published in the Australian Journal of Plant Physiology, now known as Functional Plant Biology, have laid the foundation for other research currently taking place with oxygen and hydrogen molecules.


Farquhar is a chief investigator in the ANU-administered 22 million AU dollar (19.4 million U.S. dollar) Australian Research Centre of Excellence for Translational Photosynthesis that was announced in December Nike Air Max Black Sale , in which CSIRO is a key partner.


The only other Australian to have won the Rank Prize in nutrition was Dr Hal Hatch from CSIRO Plant Industry. Hatch was awarded the prize in 1981 for his work in co-researching the C4 pathway of photosynthesis. "On a global scale, water limitation is probably the biggest limitation to agriculture production, so we think there's probably quite a wide applicability to other crops as well," Farquhar said.


Richards said he's delighted to share the international prize with someone he has known since high school. "Apart from providing a great buzz to be working with such a wonderful colleague and friend, it also demonstrates the huge importance of forming and nurturing strong collaborations between fundamental and applied research to benefit society Nike Air Max Sale Clearance ,"Richards said.


The prize also demonstrates Australia's international leadership in plant science, he said. "It is critical Australia maintains a significant research investment in agricultural sciences as food security and depleted water shortages for agriculture are two of the most important issues we face globally,"he said.


Farquhar and Richards will be presented with their prize which includes 80,000 pounds (1.32 million U.S. dollars) by the former UK Minister for Science Lord Waldegrave on Feb. 10.




LONDON, Jan. 19 (Xinhua) -- English Premier League side Manchester United generated the most revenue of any football club in the world in the 2015-16 season, according to a report published by Deloitte.


Manchester United regained first place in the Money League with a record revenue of 689 million euros (515.3m pounds), breaking the 11-year hold that Real Madrid had on top spot.


Barcelona finished second with 620.2m euros and Real Madrid dropped to third with 620.1m.


Leicester City take their place as the 20th highest revenue-generating club in world football. Boosted by their title-winning campaign, their 2015-16 revenue of 172.1m euros is almost five times as much as the amount they generated two years previously in the 201314 season.


Following is the Deloitte Money League Table 2015-16 season:


1. Manchester United, 689 euros (515.3 pounds)


2. Barcelona, 620.2 (463.8)


3. Real Madrid, 620.1 (463.8)


4. Bayern Munich, 592 (442.7)


5. Manchester City, 524.9 (392.6)


6. Paris St-Germain 520.9 (389.6)


7. Arsenal, 468.5 (350.4)


8. Chelsea, 447.4 (334.6)


9. Liverpool, 403.8 (302)


10. Juventus, 341.1 (255.1)


HO CHI MINH CITY, June 1 (Xinhua) -- Vietnam registered 42 serious food poisoning cases which affected 1 Nike Air Max Sale Free Shipping ,898 people, of whom 10 died, from January to May, while the respective figures were 36, 1 Nike Air Max Mens Sale ,064 and 10 in the same period last year, the country's General Statistics Office announced Monday.


Last month, 824 people in Vietnam suffered in 10 food poisoning cases which claimed no lives. The country saw 10 food poisoning cases which affected 234 people, including three fatalities in May 2014.


Vietnam detected 16,100 foot-and-mouth disease patients Nike Air Max Shoes Sale , 10,900 dengue fever cases and no new infections of bird flu virus AH5N1 in the first five months of this year, the General Statistics Office said, noting that the country reported 20,800 cases of foot- and-mouth disease Nike Air Max Sale , 9,000 dengue fever and two AH5N1 infections in the same period last year.


Vietnam detected 1,800 HIV carriers in May, raising the total to 225,400 Air Max White Sale , of whom 76,900 have become AIDS patients, the office announced. To date, 78,600 people in the country have died of AIDS- related causes.


NICOSIA Air Max Black Sale , Dec. 20 (Xinhua) -- Cyprus has placed its stakes on a casino resort project to stabilize its crucial tourism sector and keep the economy on track.


It will be the first legal casino to be established on the eastern Mediterranean island which is just emerging from a four-year recession following a 10-billion-euro (12.2 billion U.S. dollars) bailout by the Eurogroup and the International Monetary Fund two years ago.


Legislation regulating the operation of the casino has been scheduled to be passed by parliament early in the New Year and the concession is expected to be licensed by the end of 2015, an official said in an interview with state radio on Saturday.


The project has been exempted from town planning regulations and has been placed directly under the jurisdiction of the president's office, an indication of the government's will to circumvent bureaucracy that could bog down the complicated project.


Constantinos Petrides, Under Secretary to the President, said the government is expecting keen interest.


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