Trust Bank Limited (The Gambia) ( Q32018 Interim Report

first_imgTrust Bank Limited (The Gambia) ( listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Trust Bank Limited (The Gambia) ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Trust Bank Limited (The Gambia) ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Trust Bank Limited (The Gambia) (  2018 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileTrust Bank (Gambia) Limited is a private commercial bank in the Gambia offering banking products and services to the retail and business sectors. The company is also known as Trust Bank Limited (TBL) or Trust Bank (Gambia). It was founded in 1997 by private investors and, at its inception, acquired the assets and liabilities of the defunct Meridian Biao (Gambia) Bank. Today, Trust Bank (Gambia) is one of the largest commercial banks in the Gambia in both asset size and by branch network; it has over 1 000 shareholders with the largest shareholder being the Social Security and Housing Finance Corporation (SSHFC) of the Gambia and DataBank of Ghana. Trust Bank Limited (The Gambia) is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img

Stock market crash: these UK shares have surged in 2020! I’d buy them in an ISA to make a million

first_imgStock market crash: these UK shares have surged in 2020! I’d buy them in an ISA to make a million Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Address Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Investor confidence remains shattered following the stock market crash of 2020. The FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 continue to struggle for momentum. Demand for UK shares is unlikely to significantly pick up any time soon as Covid-19 rates steadily rise and investors fear another share market crash.It hasn’t been bad news for all UK shares though. Plenty of London-quoted stocks have added value despite fears over the coronavirus, trade wars, Brexit and the like. And despite the uncertain economic outlook, there’s a good chance they could continue to rise in the near term and beyond.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…3 top stocks I’d buy in my ISAHere are three UK shares on my ISA watchlist following stunning price gains in 2020. I wouldn’t just buy them on the basis of more monster price rises in the weeks and months ahead though. I reckon they could help long-term investors like me make huge profits over the coming decade, at least:IT services play Idox has seen its shares rise 35% in value so far this year. Yet it still appears to be a steal on paper. The AIM company trades on a price-to-earnings growth (PEG) of 0.3 right now. The specialist software provider has continued to report ripping revenues growth despite the Covid-19 crisis. And its focus on the public sector should allow it to keep thriving despite the current economic downturn.Avon Rubber’s surged almost 90% in value in 2020, leaving it trading on an elevated forward price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 39 times. But the business — which builds protective masks for military and security services — is worth every inch of this premium valuation. It’s not just that its role as a major player in the defence sector provides excellent long-term earnings visibility. It’s that this UK share continues to stack up new business wins at a terrific rate. Just this week, it signed a fresh contract with the US Department of Defense to supply replacement filters for the M50 mask.A rocketing gold price has lifted Petropavlovsk’s share price 170% higher in the year to date. Yet the FTSE 250 gold miner still trades on a rock-bottom forward P/E ratio of 10 times. A backdrop of huge macroeconomic uncertainty and loose central bank policy should continue to push this FTSE 250 stock’s price higher. I’d buy the UK share on the back of its soaring production volumes too.Get rich with UK sharesPetropavlovsk and those other soaring shares are just a few of the top-quality UK businesses I’m thinking of buying. There are plenty more excellent British stocks to be found in the The Motley Fool’s huge library of exclusive reports too. So don’t sit on the sidelines. You can still make a fortune from UK shares today, you just need to do a little research.center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Avon Rubber. Views expressed read more

Orange County Sheriff’s Office needs your help

first_img Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your comment! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. From The Orange County Sheriff’s Office:Breaking News Bulletin: Missing Person 73-year-old Thomas Mascardo was last seen June 19th  at his home on Carina Drive in Orlando at approximately 8:20PM. He is driving a 2004 gold Ford Freestar Van with a Florida License Plate 436QAQ. He was wearing a white long sleeve shirt and white capri pants. There is concern for his well-being, due to a mild cognitive impairment that required medication, which is not in his possession. Mascardi is a 73-year-old man 5’6″ with gray hair and brown eyes. He weighs 120 pounds and is of Asian descent. Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to contact The Orange County Sheriff’s Office at 407-836-HELP (4357) LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply TAGSMissing PersonOrange County Sheriff’s Office Previous articleOCPS Transportation Department Job FairNext articleApopka Voice crosses the 2,500 mark Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The Anatomy of Fear Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate last_img

Nicholas Serota appointed new Chair of Arts Council England

first_img  161 total views,  3 views today Tagged with: Arts Council England Recruitment / people Nicholas Serota appointed new Chair of Arts Council England “I am delighted to have been appointed to succeed Sir Peter Bazalgette as Chair of the Arts Council from 1st February 2017. This is an enormous honour, given the seventy year history of the Council, its success in recent years and the crucial role that it plays in promoting art and culture in this country.” Photo credit: Hugo Glendinning, 2016  162 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5center_img Melanie May | 12 September 2016 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 Sir Nicholas Serota has been appointed by the Culture Secretary as the new Chair of Arts Council England.Serota will hold the position for a term of four years, commencing on 1st February 2017, and takes over from Sir Peter Bazalgette.Currently Director of Tate, a position he has held since 1988, Serota has overseen the opening of Tate St Ives in 1993, and the Tate Modern in 2000, as well as the redefining of the Millbank building as Tate Britain, again in 2000.Tate has also broadened its field of interest in this time to include twentieth-century photography, film, performance and occasionally architecture, as well as collecting from Latin America, Asia, the Middle East and Africa. Since 2010, the national role of the Gallery has been further developed with the creation of the Plus Tate network of 35 institutions across the UK and Northern Ireland.Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport Karen Bradley said:“Nicholas Serota has transformed the Tate during his time there, making it one of the leading art institutions in the world, and I am delighted he is taking up the position as Chair of Arts Council England.He brings unparallelled experience, creativity and wisdom and will continue to be an enthusiastic champion of the arts in his new role. I would like to thank Sir Peter Bazalgette for his fantastic energy and hard work in the role as he passes the baton to Nicholas.”Serota said: Advertisement About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via

Altadena Chamber of Commerce Names 2015 Citizen and Business of the Year

first_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 12 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Top of the News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Business News Make a comment Community News Dr. Jane Brackman (l) and Shelene Hearring (r)The Altadena Chamber of Commerce and Civic Association ( has named its 2015 Citizen and Business of the Year. The Citizen of the Year is Dr. Jane Brackman, President of the Altadena Historical Society and nationally-known scholar on the interaction of dogs and culture. The Business of the Year is Two Dragons Martial Arts, Shelene Hearring, CEO. The honorees will be recognized at the Chamber’s annual installation event at the Altadena Town & Country Club on Feb. 5, 2016.Citizen of the Year: Jane Brackman, Ph.D, President, Altadena Historical Society As the one who guides the team that maintains Altadena’s attic, Citizen of the Year Jane Brackman came into preserving history in a roundabout way. She’d always been interested in historic architecture. As an art education teacher, she created a high school course on the history of architecture. Later, she worked for the city of Chicago issuing film shooting permits when she met her husband, film and television director Rod Holcombe. She says that Holcombe convinced her to move to Los Angeles by driving her around the neighborhoods with historic buildings. They purchased a vintage Craftsman house in Altadena, and have been restoring it, one room at a time, for 35 years. Brackman has also pursued a lifelong interest in dogs. She worked with guide dogs for the blind for over 20 years, and was Executive Director of Guide Dogs of America in Sylmar. She was also appointed by the governor to manage the California State Board of Guide Dogs for the Blind and serves on Caltech’s committee that oversees the care of lab animals. She has also participated in several research programs on wild carnivores, including wolves.Professionally, Brackman is one of the top experts in the nation on the nexus between dogs and culture. At the Claremont Graduate School, she earned her Ph.D. by studying dog breeds as a human cultural phenomenon — how the written descriptions of ideal dog breeds influenced the appearance and health of purebreds over the course of a century. Her paper was published in a leading academic journal. Shortly after moving to Altadena, she started volunteering with the Altadena Historical Society. Because of her experience running a nonprofit, in 2002 she was asked to join the book committee. The charge of that committee was to create what became Altadena: Between Wilderness and City, the definitive history of the community, written by 2012 Citizen of the Year Michele Zack. “We had $830 in our bank account, and we needed to raise $70,000,” Brackman said. “The committee met every week for three years … and because we printed that book, it turned the organization around.” Brackman became president of the Society in 2010. Since then, the collection has continued to grow, and the all-volunteer organization brings in $16,000-$20,000 a year in memberships and donations, as well as receiving 50-100 items or collections into its archive annually. In December 2015, the society also opened its first museum exhibition at its home in the Altadena Community Center — a look back at Altadena’s contributions to the Rose Parade. Currently, Brackman says, AHS is working to digitize its collection and make it available online. A professional writer on canine genetics, health, and domestication for popular publications, Brackman also writes a blog, “Doctor Barkman Speaks,” ( on dog-related topics. As for being Citizen of the Year, Brackman says she’s just part of the AHS team. “I’m not a person who likes to be the center of attention. I’m one of those people who likes to manage as a team,” she says. “But one of the advantages [of being Citizen of the Year] is the opportunity to tout the progress we’ve made at the Altadena Historical Society.” Link: of the Year: Two Dragons Martial Arts, Shelene Hearring, CEO and head instructor Two Dragons Martial Arts has been a fixture in the community for over two decades. Started in 1995 in Pasadena, the studio moved to Altadena in 2010. Along with teaching Chinese-style martial arts to students of all ages, the studio is committed to serving the community, especially helping families raise up the next generation. “People think about martial arts as fighting,” says Shelene Hearring, CEO and head instructor, “but it’s really about character-building. It’s about leadership, it’s about how to have that confidence, how to work as a team or individuals, how to present themselves, how to understand that respect read more

29 patients awaiting admission at LUH

first_img Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Facebook WhatsApp 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North News WhatsApp There were 29 patients awaiting admission at Letterkenny University Hospital this morning, nine of them on Emergency Department trolleys.According to the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation, Letterkenny was second only to University Hospital Galway, where 32 people were in need of in-patient beds.Nationally, there were 405 patients awaiting admission this morning Twitter Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry center_img Pinterest Google+ Previous articleRoss pledges funding for Donegal Bridge projectsNext articleGardai arrest three men in connection with border crimes News Highland Pinterest Twitter By News Highland – June 14, 2017 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal 29 patients awaiting admission at LUH Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img

JOLLY CHRISTMAS: Brundidge native returns to give back

first_img By The Penny Hoarder Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day “Some people are dealing with illnesses and death,” she said. “Some with unemployment and financial concerns and many with loneliness. But, I have found that when people sit down to a hot meal, it’s like being back with family. Like being at grandma’s. And it’s a time of remembering, a time for stories and life seems just a little better.”Jolly said her hope is that the family dinner she orchestrated brought people in her community a little closer together, stirred good memories and made their day a little brighter and their Christmas more memorable.For her, it was a wonderful way to come home at Christmastime. So wonderful that she plans to come home again the next time Christmas comes around. For Glenda Jolly, Saturday was a time of coming home and a time of giving.Jolly, a native of Brundidge and a 1992 graduate of Pike County High School, came home at Christmas time and, brought with her, the love of Christmas and of home.Jolly, the director of Georgia Residential Services in Atlanta, has been preparing meals and feeding women, children and men in homeless shelters for 10 years.This year, Jolly decided to come back home to Brundidge and feed her community. Sponsored Content You Might Like Motown music review coming to Enterprise The Masters of Soul, a Motown Music Review, is coming to the Enterprise High School Performing Arts Center on Thursday,… read more JOLLY CHRISTMAS: Brundidge native returns to give back By Jaine Treadwell Email the author Print Article Skipcenter_img Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits “I’ve always cooked the food for the shelters in my own kitchen and I wanted to do the same here in Brundidge,” she said. “So, I put the menu on Facebook and invited others to join me in preparing the meal. On, Saturday, we fed 398 people at Galloway Park Community Center,”Jolly said those who came had the option of dining in the center or taking plates home.“Mayor Isabell Boyd and members of the Brundidge Police Department delivered plates to people that were unable to come,” she said. “It was a wonderful time of fellowship. People who came to the center enjoyed seeing those they had not seen in a long time. There was hugging and laughing. Just a wonderful time of being together. I was so blessed be able to do this for my hometown.”Jolly said Christmas is not always a joyous time for everyone. Latest Stories Book Nook to reopen Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Published 11:36 pm Monday, December 23, 2019 Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Patriot Health ZoneHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential Health32-second Stretch Ends Back Pain & Sciatica (Watch)Healthier LivingThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img

Internet surveillance is a question of balance

first_img Delegates heard that at one university in England there were six employment tribunals going on at any one time related to pornography abuse among staff.This was revealed during a session on HR issues relating to data protection/Internet abuse by employees, which is about to be transformed with the introduction of the Human Rights Act on 1 October. Euan MacLeod, a partner with law firm Dundas and Wilson, said surveillance issues were a “balance between the employer’s right to have work done properly and an employee’s right to retain dignity and privacy at work”. He said all employers require “clear guidance and policies to establish parameters of acceptable use/conduct of the Internet”. MacLeod said employers had lost cases against dismissed staff because downloading “unsuitable material was an acceptable practice within the office”.He referred to a survey by research firm IRS which revealed that 77 per cent of employers monitor Internet use. Surfing the Net for personal use was estimated to have cost employers 8 million man hours last year.Covert CCTV surveillance by an employer may also be in breach of the Human Rights Act if its use cannot be justified in court. MacLeod recommended early action on breaches of employees’ contracts and ensuring that all staff were aware of policies and of the potential for surveillance to be used intermittently if the employer suspects there is a problem. Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Internet surveillance is a question of balanceOn 12 Sep 2000 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. last_img

USS Simpson Completes Two Days of Participation for Obangame Express 2012

first_img View post tag: Navy View post tag: two View post tag: days View post tag: Simpson View post tag: completes View post tag: 2012 View post tag: Participation View post tag: Obangame Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Simpson Completes Two Days of Participation for Obangame Express 2012 View post tag: News by topiccenter_img USS Simpson Completes Two Days of Participation for Obangame Express 2012 Share this article March 2, 2012 View post tag: Naval Guided-missile frigate USS Simpson (FFG 56) completed two days of participation for Exercise Obangame Express 2012, Feb. 29.Obangame Express is an at-sea maritime exercise designed to improve cooperation among participating nations in order to increase maritime safety and security in the Gulf of Guinea.For its part in Obangame Express, Simpson acted as a boarding vessel with role players and trainers for teams from five countries – Cameroon, Gabon, Ghana, Sao Tome and Principe, and Spain. “Overall the teams did a decent job,” said Master-at-Arms 1st Class Gary Morrison, who acted as a ship’s captain when teams from African nations came aboard. “They’ll get even better with more training, more exercises like Obangame Express.”Lt. j.g. Yves Itondo, from the Cameroonian navy, and his team was the first of five teams that boarded Simpson during its two days of participation. “Obangame Express is a good exercise because any time my team has a chance to see the configuration of a different vessel, we discover new things,” said Lt. j.g. Yves Itondo. “Each boarding is different and each time we can improve the tactical improvements of our team. Obangame Express permits cooperation and exchange between our navies.”Simpson also sent its boarding team to a Nigerian navy vessel, the patrol cutter NNS Nwamba (A 503), two different times to practice boarding techniques while other Sailors, both officer and enlisted, visited six ships for training with respective counterparts in their job area.Lt. j.g. Jude Ezedike, Simpson’s auxiliaries officer, visited the Nigerian navy’s newest vessel, the Hamilton-class frigate, NNS Thunder (F 90), where he helped explain detect to engage (DTE) procedures. “DTE gives guidelines on what to do if a helicopter or low flying aircraft with possible hostile intentions comes too close to your vessel,” said Lt. j.g. Jude Ezedike. “We did a walkthrough, the training went well with a lot of cooperation.”Ezedike, who was born and raised in Nigeria and later emmigrated to the States, also said he believes strongly in the importance of Obangame Express. “Personally, I have prayed for this kind of naval interaction between the U.S. and Nigeria for a long time,” said Lt. j.g. Jude Ezedike. “Obangame Express helps Nigeria and the rest of West Africa defend their coast and control issues like piracy, kidnapping, drugs and irregular fishing.”Also during its participation, Simpson helped coordinate ship formations and maneuvering with other countries’ vessels through tactical communication drills relayed from its pilot house.“Any time there is an opportunity to teach, you end up learning something as well,” said Cmdr. Leonard Miliken, Simpson’s commanding officer. “Obangame Express was a great opportunity for all participants and I expect next year’s exercise to be even better.”Simpson, homeported out of Mayport, Fla. is currently conducting theater security cooperation and maritime security operations in the Naval Forces Africa area of responsibility.Prior to its participation in Exercise Obangame Express 2012, Simpson completed port visits in Lagos, Nigeria and Tema, Ghana in support of Africa Partnership Station West, an international security cooperation initiative facilitated by Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa, aimed at strengthening global maritime partnerships through training and collaborative activities in order to improve maritime safety and security in Africa.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , March 02, 2012 View post tag: USS View post tag: Express Training & Educationlast_img

Debate: Human-animal hybrids: scientific progress or ethical dead-end?

first_imgThe French philosopher Paul Ricouer offers his views on morality by saying ‘The moral law commands us to make the highest possible good in a world the final object of all our conduct’ while Nobel prize winning Philosopher Albert Schweitzer summarises ethics by saying, ‘A man is truly ethical when he obeys the compulsion to help all life which he is able to assist and shrinks from injuring anything that lives.’Given that all the research with hybrid embryos is purely geared towards clinical outcomes, all the objections pale in comparison to the bigger picture of truly helping humankind. Hopefully people will realise the implications of the use of the hybrid stem cells and the Human Tissue and Embryology Bill will be accepted by all, thereby materialising the hopes of all sufferers of debilitating diseases.Hybrid monsters – Ethically UnsoundNela Cicmil argues that creating human-animal hybrids is scientifically and ethically unsoundThe use of embryos has always been controversial and provocative. The new bill allowing part human, part animal embryos in medical research has unsurprisingly sparked a heated debate. The loudest voice of dissent is often that of “faith”- based and pro-life groups, who are on principle also against many other types of medical research. But you don’t have to be religious to see there are ethical reasons why the creation of hybrid embryos for research purposes is morally no better than the creation of human embryos for research purposes, and why in many ways it is worse.It is currently illegal to create human embryos purely for research purposes. Scientists must depend upon the few rejected embryos from fertility treatment, which are often in poor condition, or donated embryos from the same source, which are in also in short supply. Research groups, from the University of Newcastle and King’s College London, wish to perfect their experimental techniques on hybrid “practice” embryos, so that the few human embryos they receive can be put to more efficient use. Hence, banning the hybrid embryos will not cut off entire routes of research into potential treatments into diseases such as MS, Alzheimer’s, motor neuron disease and Parkinson’s disease – if stem cells are even the answer. The Newcastle research group also plans to insert disease-causing human DNA into the animal ovum to create a hybrid embryo. They hope that this will give some clue to the development of certain genetic disease. However, the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) prohibits the replacement of nuclear DNA of a human embryo by DNA from another human source – so why should replacing the same DNA into an animal ovum be an ethical improvement? Additionally, it is likely that the stem cell of such an experiment would be so contaminated by the animal components that it would differentiate in a way that is nowhere near “normal”. The results would be extremely difficult to interpret at best.So, we are left with the ethical considerations.  Medical research uses the principle that humans are special in some way, and different to and better than animals. That is how animal testing in medical research is justified. Additionally, human life is assumed to be sanctified, which is why creating and destroying even the earliest and least developed human embryo purely for research purposes has been deemed to be morally unjustifiable for any ends/ benefits. Therefore, the mixing of 99.9% human and 0.1% animal genetic elements at such a basic level, with the potential to grow into a kind of life form, is abhorrent because it violates and perverts this human sanctity and challenges our understanding of what it is to be human. When researchers in Korea injected human stem cells into a mouse embryo and developed the mouse to full term, the experiment faced widespread public outrage, especially after it was found that some of the human stem cells had found their way into the nervous system. In the UK, there is an agreement not to perform such procedures. Was the mouse partly human, because it contained some human stem cells? Is the 99.9% human embryo partly animal, because it contains some animal components? The creation of such entities should not be allowed until we have satisfactory answers to these questions. At this time, the challenge to our idea of what it is to be human is enough to make the creation of hybrid embryos for research purposes morally equal to, or more abhorrent than, the creation of human embryos for the same purposes.Lastly, it must not be forgotten that there are other, legitimate ways to obtain useful human embryos, such as from the blood of the umbilical cord. Improvements in storage and donation procedures of unused IVF embryos would help researchers more than would the creation of hybrid embryos, whose stem cells would always be subject to animal genetic interference. There are other active pathways for research into treatment of the serious diseases described read more