Father and daughter at odds over high jump focus

first_imgFifteen-year-old Janique Burgher won gold in the Class Three high jump on yesterday’s third day of the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletic Championships to go with the bronze she won in the event in 2014 while competing in Class Four. Despite the Edwin Allen High School athlete’s exploits, her father is not totally satisfied, as his dream is for her to be on the track. “I am fairly proud, but I think she should doing something (running) on track as well, because I think she has the potential to do it,” 60-year-old Hopeton Burgher said. “I have been trying everything, but she is adamant on doing the high jump, so I just let her have her way.” Young Burgher said she finds running to be boring, hence her decision to stick to the high jump. “With the high jump I have something that I have to jump over, an obstacle,” the slim-built athlete said. However, her father, who represented Holmwood Technical High School in the 100m, 200m and 400m, is not giving up hope of her doing the sprints. “She is always saying she is going to be the next Shelly-Ann Fraser (Pryce), but I always tell her she can only be in the limelight if she does track,” he said. “Persons who are sponsoring they are looking for the hype, so they are not going to sponsor you if they don’t get the hype. “But in time to come I will take it back up with her and take her and make me and her go train. I think she needs to do some sprinting.” Janique was the only athlete in her event to clear 1.70 metres, which earned her the gold medal, with Hydel’s Shauntia Davidson taking the silver with her clearance of 1.65m, on the first attempt Three athletes, Kaliah Jones of Excelsior High, Lacovia High’s Kadian Myers and Camperdown High’s Ramona Hylton tied for the bronze, as they all cleared 1.65m on their second attempt. “I am happy to have won the gold medal, but I am a little bit disappointed, because my PR (personal record) is 1.75m. But my groin is hurting me right now and I am having a bellyache,” the champion athlete said. “I had to just focus on the event and forget about the pain.” ryon.jones@gleanerjm.comlast_img read more

India vs England, 2nd Test, Day 4: As it happened

first_imgHello and welcome to our LIVE coverage of the fourth day of the second Test between India and England in Vizag. (LIVE SCORECARD | BALL-BY-BALL UPDATES)England (2nd innings): 16.35 IST: India manage to break England’s resistance late in the day by getting the wickets of openers Hameed and Cook. Ashwin gave the first breakthrough by sending back Hameed for 25 trapped leg before and then Jadeja striking in the last over by dismissing the England skipper for 54. England at stumps were 87/2 and needing 318 more runs to win. Thanks for tuning in and tomorrow could be a cracker of a day. Till then goodbye. 16.29 IST: One more over to go for the day and England have done exceptionally well to stonewall India. Hint of reverse for Umesh Yadav in this over. 16.17 IST: Cook leading from the front as he notches up his 53rd Test half-century. Gritty stuff from the England skipper! 16.08 IST: Joe Root joins Cook at the crease and it would be spin trial for both of them with Ashwin and Jadeja bowling in tandem. After getting the breakthrough, things happening for India. 15.58 IST: Out. Finally Ashwin gives India the breakthrough by trapping Haseeb Hameed lbw for 25 and breaking the stand of 75 runs. The young opener too could not have done much about it with the delivery really keeping low. ENG 75/1 15.48 IST: NOT OUT! Ashwin bowls a loopy ball around off, Cook comes forward to the pitch of it and looks to defend but misses and is rapped on the pads. Huge shout for LBW turned down. Ashwin straightaway asks Kohli to take a review and they take it out of desperation. Time for the Hawk Eye. The impact is on umpire’s call and hence, it cannot be overturned. Cook survives a scare yet again and India lose both their reviews. England 255 and 72/0, need 333 more to beat India 455 and 204advertisementCheck out that high left elbow ???England are past 50 with an hour left in the day #INDvENGFollow live: https://t.co/u1h9LWMIkX pic.twitter.com/GEjSNqTIeg England Cricket (@englandcricket) November 20, 201614.43 IST: England have 4 sessions to survive or in the hindsight, they can still go for the target provided they have wickets in hand but it is still far away. They still need 363 runs to win and it can be an uphill task if the Indian bowlers come in to their own. The hosts are still in the driver’s seat and a wicket or two can turn things around. Will the English side keep on frustrating the home side or will India find a way out? England 255 and 42/0, trail India 455 and 204 by 363 runs14.35 IST: Umesh Yadav starts proceedings after tea. England 255 and 40/0, trail India 455 and 204 by 365 runsTEA Solid start ??? England reach 40-0 at the interval & need 365 more runs to win #INDvENGCatch up: https://t.co/u1h9LX4jJx pic.twitter.com/d1aRwCTb3h England Cricket (@englandcricket) November 20, 201614.11 IST: That’s Tea! The English openers have been resolute in their defense and have seen off the new ball with ease. Indian spinners have bowled well but haven’t got much purchase from the track yet. Will this tactic to block keep on working for them? They are playing nonchalantly at the moment and the pitch is behaving pretty normal at the moment. There is slow turn and Cook and Hameed have negotiated it calmly. England 255 and 40/0 at tea, need 365 more to beat India 455 and 20414.07: Umesh Yadav comes back for a bowl. He will bowl from the end from which Broad was bowling earlier. May be a good move just before Tea. England 255 and 40/0, trail India 455 and 204 by 365 runs 13.22 IST: DRINKS! England have been cautious in their approach in chase of 405. Meanwhile, India have already deployed spin from both ends. England 255 and 20/0 in 14 overs, trail India 455 and 204 by 385 runsHaseeb Hameed (Reuters Photo) 13.00 IST: England start their chase of a challenging 405 runs. England 255 and 17/0 in 7 overs11.50 IST: WICKET! The crucial 42-run last wicket stand comes to an end. Moeen Ali bowls it flatter outside off, Shami comes forward and looks to defend but is beaten by the ball skidding through. Bairstow takes the bails off in a jiffy and makes a confident appeal. The umpire goes upstairs for the stumping appeal. The replays roll in and it looks like Shami’s back foot is just planted on the crease. There is nothing in and the TV umpire is satisfied with the replays and rules it out. India 455 and 204 all out, set England (255) 405-run targetGood comeback by England today to bowl out India in the first session itself! They picked up 7 wickets and it was started by Stuart Broad who dismissed Rahane and Ashwin in his superb first spell. The rest of the batters couldn’t make their mark and kept giving away their wickets. Rashid was joined the party as well and picked up four wickets. Stuart Broad finished with four too. The last pair frustrated England though and took India’s lead past 400.advertisementVirat Kohli was a class above once again. On a pitch where the batsmen were struggling to get their bat on ball, he was middling it and scored at a pretty good rate too but unfortunately was dismissed when Stokes took a stunning catch. So England need 405 runs to win. It’s going to be really difficult as the track has started to misbehave. 11.49 IST: India’s lead now crosses 400 as Jayant Yadav and Mohammad Shami put on 42 runs for the 10th wicket.11.11 IST: WICKET! Rashid gets his fourth! Getting rewards for his probing lines and lengths. Bowls it slow through the air on middle and leg, Umesh Yadav with minimal foot movement looks to heave across the line but misses it completely. The ball spins and bounces away sharply to extract a faint edge and the keeper does the rest. India 455 & 162/9, lead England 255 by 362 runs 11.03 IST: WICKET! Jadeja departs in the hunt for quick runs. Tossed up on the stumps, Jadeja kneels and goes for the slog sweep. Doesn’t time it that well and hits it right down the throat of Moeen Ali at deep mid-wicket who gets underneath it and takes a simple catch. Rashid gets his third and he has bowled pretty well. India 455 & 162/8, lead England 255 by 362 runs 10.43 IST: WICKET! How did Stokes catch that? Rashid bowls it slower through the air outside off, spinning away. Kohli lunges forward and flashes at it hard but only manages to get a thick outside edge. It flies to the right of Stokes and he dives athletically to grab a stunner. It is a terrific reflex catch and the crowd goes silent. A superb knock from the skipper comes to an end and he misses out on a ton. India 455 & 151/7, lead England 255 by 351 runs 10.30 IST: Virat Kohli is being attended by the physio as he had hurt his left hand. Meanwhile, drinks break has been taken. 10.17 IST: WICKET! Umpire’s call! Adil Rashid bowls a googly around off, Saha lunges forward to defend but misses the variation and gets hit on the pads. The umpire takes his time and raises his finger as England appeal for a leg before. Saha waits for a while and decides to take a review. Replays show the ball would have clipped the leg stump so that is umpire’s call which is out. India 455 & 130/6, lead England 255 by 330 runsStuart Broad (AP Photo) 10.11 IST: WICKET! Broad picks up another wicket and this time no review by Ashwin. Fuller length ball outside off, angled in, Ashwin tries to defend but gets a faint edge to the keeper behind. The umpire raises his finger and Ashwin starts walking back. Broad picks up his fourth wicket, he has bowled really well here and he’s not even hundred percent fit. India 455 & 127/5, lead England 255 by 327 runs advertisement10.03 IST: Broad to Ashwin – NOT OUT! Inside edge. Good length ball landed just outside off, Ashwin tries to defend but gets hit on the pads. Big appeal for a leg before and the umpire raises his finger. Ashwin takes a review straightaway. Replays show there is an inside edge and the umpire overturns his decision. Ashwin survives. 09.55 IST: WICKET! Edged and gone. It’s a length ball outside off, a leg-cutter, Rahane pokes at it and gets a thick outside edge. The ball flies straight into the hands of Alastair Cook at first slip who makes no mistake. Stuart Broad takes his third wicket. Twin failure for Rahane in this Test match. India 455 & 117/4, lead England 255 by 317 runsIndia v England. Second Test. Day Four. Work to be done #INDvENG pic.twitter.com/2H4YLnoMyk England Cricket (@englandcricket) November 20, 2016Stuart Broad has strained a tendon & one of the small joints in his right foot. He’ll continue to bowl & be assessed after the Test #INDvENG pic.twitter.com/gCkB6hFeFa England Cricket (@englandcricket) November 19, 2016With the lead almost 300, the pitch starting to misbehave, the Indians will fancy their chances to take a 1-0 lead. However, you never know if the tourists put up a fight like they did in the first Test, this game can head either way. How much will Kohli and co. feel is enough to hand over the willow again to the opposition?England were eventually bundled out for 255 and handed a massive 200-run lead. The visitors did well to jolt the home side early as both the openers were sent back cheaply. Anderson then removed Pujara through a peach of a delivery but that was all for them. Kohli and Rahane then kept the English bowlers at bay and made sure they avoid further hiccups. The skipper has got to his fifty and Rahane would be itching to be amongst the runs and will be relieved as he was dropped early by Bairstow.After opting not to enforce the follow on, India lost three quick wickets but captain Kohli and Rahane combined in an unbroken stand of 58 to take the team to 98-3 at the end of the third day, an overall lead of 298.The 28-year-old Kohli, who hit 167 in the first innings, hit six boundaries in his unbeaten 56 and looked in no trouble on a surface which has tested all other batsmen with the turn and variable bounce on offer.last_img read more

HBC accuses Land Buildings of misleading shareholders about Rhone investment

first_imgTORONTO – Hudson’s Bay Co. and activist investor Land & Buildings continue to accuse one another of misleading shareholders regarding the sale of the retailer’s Lord & Taylor Fifth Avenue building and a related investment by Rhone Capital.In a statement, HBC (TSX:HBC) said it has not sold a controlling interest to Rhone which agreed last month to invest $632 million in the retailer in the form of mandatorily convertible preferred shares, initially convertible into common shares at $12.42 per share.HBC said it expects Rhone will initially hold a 21.8 per cent voting and equity interest in the company on a partially diluted basis and that could grow to 30.0 per cent if the preferred shares are held to their eight-year maturity.The department store chain’s statement is a response to the activist investor’s urging that the retailer consider a bid for its German operations by Signa Holding and critique of the security issuance, which it said sells a controlling interest in the company without having sought the approval of minority shareholders.Land & Buildings called some of HBC’s comments “highly perplexing” in a statement released today and re-iterated its demand that shareholders be allowed to vote on the share issue. Such a vote is necessary to determine whether the new investment is in common shareholders’ interests.“The Rhone transaction effectively transfers meaningful and practical control of the company into a class of preferred shares that over time functionally outstrip common shareholders of their equity,” Land & Buildings said.The announcement of the investment by Rhone last month was part of a series of deals that also saw HBC sell the Lord & Taylor building in New York to WeWork Property Advisors for C$1.075 billion.last_img read more

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

first_imgSome of the most active companies traded Monday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (16,004.40, up 5.83 points)Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Health care. Up 34 cents, or 6.17 per cent, to $5.85 on 15.7 million shares. The marijuana producer is pushing ahead with plans for an all-stock takeover offer for CanniMed Therapeutics Inc. (TSX:CMED) after failing to reach an agreement with the company’s board. The offer follows an announcement by CanniMed on Friday that it struck an all-stock to deal to acquire Tragically Hip-backed marijuana company Newstrike Resources Ltd. (TSXV:HIP).IC Potash Corp. (TSX:ICP). Agriculture. Up 1.5 cents, or 33.33 per cent, to six cents on 8.7 million shares.Canopy Growth Corp. (TSX:WEED). Health care. Up 14 cents, or 0.76 per cent, to $18.59 on 5.9 million shares.Baytex Energy Corp. (TSX:BTE). Oil and gas. Unchanged at $3.90 on 4.7 million shares.Enbridge Inc. (TSX:ENB). Oil and gas. Up $1.09, or 2.43 per cent, to $45.95 on 4.5 million shares.Cenovus Energy Inc. (TSX:CVE). Oil and gas. Down 49 cents, or 3.78 per cent, to $12.49 on 4.3 million shares.Companies reporting major news:TransCanada Corp. (TSX:TRP). Oil and gas. Up 97 cents, or 1.55 per cent, to $63.51 on 2.3 million shares. Nebraska regulators approved an alternate route through the state for the company’s proposed Keystone XL pipeline. It was the last major regulatory hurdle facing the $10-billion, 1,897-kilometre project, though opponents say another round of federal approval may now be needed.last_img read more

Government raising fines for semis that dont chain up among new winter

first_imgVICTORIA, B.C. — The B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure announced several improvements to make B.C. highways safer and more reliable during the winter months following what has been a colder- and snowier-than-average winter.Transportation Minister Claire Trevena announced today that several changes will be going into effect for the next winter driving season, including increasing fines for commercial vehicles that don’t carry chains or don’t chain-up when required, extending winter tire requirements on certain routes prone to late season snowfall, and increasing road-maintenance contractor requirements.“I have heard from people and communities throughout the province that we need to take action to improve safety on our highways. With that in mind, our government is moving quickly to implement changes that will ensure people are able to get where they need to go more safely through the winter months.”Stricter commercial vehicle chain-up requirements are the first priority named by the government, and the the ministry says it will enforce higher fines for commercial vehicle operators not carrying chains, or who don’t chain up when mandatory. Currently, the fine in B.C. is $121, while in other North American jurisdictions the fine is up to $1,200 for similar violations, ten times higher. The exact fine amounts are yet to be determined. The government will also roll out a pilot program limiting which lanes commercial vehicles can use on certain corridors, which will reduce the risk of collisions, and blockages due to spun-out trucks. On key three-lane highway sections during winter, commercial vehicles will be restricted from using the far left lane, to ensure more reliable and safe access for the traveling public. When all lanes are blocked, the ability for emergency crews and maintenance equipment to move along the highway is eliminated, compounding the closure.Ministry staff will also be expanding monitoring and auditing of road-maintenance contractors, including 24/7 compliance checks during winter storms. Snowplows will also be getting GPS tracking.The current regulations requiring drivers to fit winter tires or chains from October 1st to March 31 will also be extended in certain areas of B.C. The ministry will expand the date range through to April 30th on select highways and mountain passes to account for potential early spring snowfall events which occur regularly in the Northern regions of the province. The exact routes where the winter tire rules will be extended has not yet been determined.Another small change announced today that could have a big impact in this part of B.C. is a reduction in the highway abrasive standard size. The government said that the standard size of grit used on roads will be decreased from 12.5 to 9.5 millimetres to reduce potential windshield damage. Across the entire province, road crews apply 750,000 tonnes of winter abrasives over 1.2-million kilometres on average every winter.Trevena is also making a trip to visit Fort St. John on Thursday, where she’ll be speaking with members from local governments in the area.last_img read more

Charlie Lake Fire Department investigating early morning fire

first_img Firefighters battling a blaze at a shop in the 10200 block of the 269 Road in Grand Haven on Tuesday morning. Photo by Chris Newton 1 of 10 Smoke from a massive fire seen over Fort St. John this morning. Photo by Chris Newton Photo by Chris Newton Photo by Chris Newton Photo by Chris Newton FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Charlie Lake Fire Department was called out to the scene of a fire just before 5 a.m. Tuesday.The fire erupted at a three-bay shop in the 10200 block of the 269 Road just west of Fort St. John. The Charlie Lake Fire Department requested help from the Fort St. John and Taylor fire departments for both manpower and water.A total of seven apparatus and 13 firefighters from Charlie Lake responded with one apparatus and four firefighters each from Fort St. John and Taylor. The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but crews battled the blaze for several hours before extinguishing the fire and all of the hot spots. There were no injuries.The CLFD would like to thank the Fort St John Fire Department and the Taylor Fire Department for assisting with the incident. Photo by Chris Newton last_img read more

Lost ball halts play as umpire pockets it forgets

first_imgBengaluru: Umpiring howlers refuse to end in the 12th edition of the Indian Premier League, and on Wednesday night umpire Shamshuddin was in the spotlight. He forgot where he kept the ball at the end of the 13th over of the RCB innings as players headed for a strategic break during the Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kings XI Punjab face off. Resuming the game after the second strategic break, KXIP skipper R. Ashwin and Ankit Rajpoot could not find the ball even as AB de Villiers and Marcus Stoinis waited for the game to get underway. Ashwin walked up to Shamshuddin, but even he couldn’t track the ball. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhPlay was halted as Bruce Oxenford joined the scene and the fourth umpire rushed onto the field with a new box of balls. But television replays showed that Shamshuddin had put the ball in his pocket before the players headed for the strategic break at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium. The confusion left AB de Villiers in splits and what followed was an onslaught from the former Proteas skipper as RCB beat KXIP by 17 runs. Speaking after the game, ABD said that he was only looking to stay calm and not get rattled by the situation. While his innings and the partnership with Stoinis was the game changer, de Villiers also praised the RCB bowlers for putting up a good show as it was relatively easy to bat in the second innings. “I tried to stay calm in the last few overs. It is not easy always, the game is happening at a rapid pace. We know our home ground very well, it hasn’t been a great hunting ground for us to start with but we are turning things around now. And we are doing things well. We are doing good as a team. I still think 160 was a par score but it gets easier in the second innings. Our bowlers executed their plans to perfection in the end,” he smiled. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced laterMeanwhile, Ashwin said there were quite a few moments in the match which if they had grabbed, the result could have been different from how it panned out — a 17-run loss for KXIP. “There can be so many places where I thought we lost the game, but honestly in a T20 game it’s all about winning those pressure moments which we have not been able to win in the last few games. If we had actually held onto those crunch moments, we might have had a couple of more points or probably four points but that’s that, we weren’t able to close it out and we got some experience in the middle order, but couldn’t really close it out in the crucial moments today,” he explained. Ashwin pointed at how RCB have managed to now win 4 out of 5 games and said that one win can now suddenly change the course even for KXIP and they too can get on a roll here. “It’s all about getting one win together and we can get on a roll like RCB won three in a row now, so it’s all about getting one win and then we go back home and then we probably try to win a couple on the trot,” he said.last_img read more

Wrestling No 6 Ohio State defeats No 7 Nebraska 2112 on senior

No. 1 Myles Martin of Ohio State scores a single leg takedown on Mason Manville of Penn State in the 184-pound bout of the Ohio State-Penn State dual. Martin won the bout by major decision, 18-6. Ohio State lost the dual against Penn State 28-9. Credit: Sal Marandino | For The LanternOhio State senior Myles Martin, the No. 1 wrestler in the country at 184 pounds, remained undefeated with a pivotal win to seal the team victory on senior day for the Buckeyes.The No. 6 Ohio State wrestling team (11-2, 7-2 Big Ten) defeated No. 7 Nebraska (11-5, 5-4 Big Ten) 21-12 on Sunday. In a highly anticipated match, Martin won by decision 12-5 against Nebraska fourth-ranked redshirt sophomore Taylor Venz.Ohio State head coach Tom Ryan was happy with the physicality the team showed against Nebraska.“The biggest [issue] with the [Buckeyes] is grittiness and toughness,” Ryan said. “Overall there was progress.”Ohio State finished the duel with six wins in 10 bouts against the Cornhuskers.Ohio State redshirt junior Kollin Moore, the No. 2 wrestler in the country at 197 pounds, won by sudden victory, improving his record to 15-1. The home crowd went into an uproar as Moore took down Nebraska 11th-ranked redshirt sophomore Eric Schultz, in overtime to win 7-5 giving the Buckeyes a 18-12 lead going into the final bout.Ohio State redshirt senior Micah Jordan, the No. 3 wrestler in the country at 149 pounds, won his last home match in big fashion. Jordan won by technical fall 22-7 over Nebraska redshirt junior Jordan Shearer. Moore said Jordan’s big-time victory was well deserved on senior night in front of a home crowd.“I love watching him wrestle. He just hits some really slick stuff and is always attacking,” Moore said. “To see him win and go out with a good dominant win like that was awesome.”Ohio State redshirt freshman Chase Singletary, the No. 18 wrestler in the country at heavyweight, pulled off the upset against Nebraska seventh-ranked redshirt junior David Jensen, as time expired in the third period to win 7-5.Singletary took contact to the face that resulted in blood time, but he said that gave him what he needed to pull off the upset.“I felt amped, when you are in a tough match and you feel blood it just gets me going a little bit,” Singletary said. “I don’t know why but it was fun.”Ohio State senior Joey McKenna, the No. 3 wrestler in the country at 141 pounds, won his final home match of his career. McKenna won by decision 7-3 over Nebraska redshirt sophomore Chad Red.After the Buckeyes fell to a 3-0 deficit, Ohio State junior Luke Pletcher, the No. 6 wrestler in the country at 133 pounds, put the Buckeyes on the board. Pletcher won by major decision 13-4 over Nebraska true freshman Jevon Parrish.Ohio State true freshman Malik Heinselman, lost by decision 8-5 to Nebraska redshirt sophomore Zeke Moisey, No. 14 wrestler in the country at 125 pounds.Despite Heinselman losing his match Ryan was very impressed with the true freshman.“I was really happy with [Heinselman] overall,” Ryan said. “He really out wrestled [Moisey] most of the match.”Ohio State senior Te’Shan Campbell, lost a hard-fought battle by decision 4-2 to Nebraska junior Isaiah White, No. 6 wrestler in the country at 165 pounds, improving his record to 15-5. Nebraska redshirt senior Tyler Berger, No. 2 wrestler in the country at 157 pounds, improved to 21-2 on the season. Berger won by decision 10-5 over Ohio State eighth-ranked redshirt junior Ke-Shawn Hayes.No. 6 Ohio State will take on No. 9 Cornell at 6:30 p.m. on Friday in Ithaca, New York. read more

Girls body found in suitcase

first_imgPolice found the body of an unidentified girl inside an abandoned suitcase at a bus stand of Chandra intersection on Dhaka-Mymensingh Highway in Gazipur district was recovered early Wednesday.Jaidebpur police station officer-in-charge Aminur Islam said that locals spotted the abandoned black suitcase at the bus stand and informed police.Later, police recovered the body of an apparently 20 to 22 years old girl from the suitcase along with some clothes, he added.Police was primarily suspecting that the girl was strangled to death, reports UNB.last_img read more

Researchers find a core cow microbiome dictates dairy cow productivity and emissions

first_img More information: R. John Wallace et al. A heritable subset of the core rumen microbiome dictates dairy cow productivity and emissions, Science Advances (2019). DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aav8391 Explore further As the planet continues to warm due to human-related activities, scientists continue to look for ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. In this new effort, the researchers wondered if it might not be possible to reduce the amount of methane released by cattle. Livestock have been found to contribute up to 14.5 percent of such gases worldwide. Far less methane is released into the atmosphere each year than carbon dioxide, but methane is better at trapping heat.The researchers note that prior research has shown that the primary generator of methane in cows is the rumen—the first stomach. When a cow eats grass, it goes into the rumen, where a host of microbes reside along with other digestive materials. The host microbes work together to break down the carbohydrates via a fermentation process. As part of that process, hydrogen is produced by certain types of bacteria, and then archaea combine carbon dioxide with the hydrogen to produce methane. Contrary to common belief, most of the methane is belched out of the cow’s mouth.To find out if cows could be coaxed into producing and belching less methane, the researchers conducted a genetic analysis of the microbes that exist in the rumen of several types of cows from several sites across Europe. In all the team collected samples from more than 1000 cows. Study of their rumen microbiome showed that half of all of the microbes in them had 512 species in common. They also found that 39 of the microbes made up a core that plays a major role in determining not just how much methane is produced, but also how much milk. The researchers are now looking into the possibility of manipulating the cow rumen biota to see if it is possible to bring about changes that will result in less methane production. Credit: CC0 Public Domain Study shows potential for reduced methane from cows Citation: Researchers find a core cow microbiome dictates dairy cow productivity and emissions (2019, July 5) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-07-core-cow-microbiome-dictates-dairy.htmlcenter_img An international team of researchers has found that a core cow microbiome dictates dairy cow productivity and methane emissions. In their paper published in the journal Science Advances, the group describes DNA testing they did on rumen microbes in cattle in several European countries and what they found. Journal information: Science Advances © 2019 Science X Network This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more