News Of the Day – April 19th

Israeli Farmers Grow Date Trees Using 2000 Year Old Seeds

When Sarah Sallon first thought of cultivating 2,000-year-old date palm seeds found in a Roman-era fortress, she received a less than encouraging response. But Sallon bet that the Dead Sea’s unique, bone-dry environment would enable the seeds from the Masada fortress to flourish. And she’s now been proven right. The seeds – the oldest ever germinated – were among hundreds discovered in an ancient palace built by King Herod the Great in the 1st century BC. Sarah Sallon at the Louis L Borick Natural Medicine Research Center in Jerusalem previously grew a single date palm tree from one of the seeds. Her team has now managed to grow a further six. Read more about the seeds here.


Kathy Lee Gifford Has New TV Series, “The Jesus I Know”

The success of Kathie Lee Gifford’s new book The Jesus I Know has sparked a new television series on Fox Nation about the same subject. The series, also called The Jesus I Know, features Gifford interviewing well-known people about their personal faith. The new TV series is available exclusively on Fox Nation, a streaming service. Gifford said, “”I believe that Jesus is the way to eternal life because Jesus said, ‘I am the Way the Truth and the Life, and no one comes unto the Father but through Me.’ So I believe Jesus when He says that, but I also know that if we’re going to try to get to the Father, I want Jesus at the gate because He’s the one that saw my heart from day one.” Read more about the series here.


University To Pay Christian Professor $400,000 Dollars After Discipling Him For Not Using Trans Pronoun

An Ohio university has settled a high-profile case with a Christian professor by saying it won’t force him to use transgender pronouns and agreeing to pay $400,000 in damages and attorneys’ fees. Shawnee State University settled the case in recent days, approximately one year after the U.S. Sixth Court of Appeals sided with philosophy professor Nicholas Meriwether, a devout Christian who was disciplined by the school for not using the preferred pronouns of a transgender student. The university “has agreed that Meriwether has the right to choose when to use, or avoid using, titles or pronouns when referring to or addressing students,” according to Alliance Defending Freedom, which represented Meriwether. Read more about the settlement here.


A Botanical Cannabis Has Been Shown To Kill 100% Of Pancreatic Cancer Cells

A botanical drug containing extracts of a cannabis plant managed to eliminate 100 per cent of pancreatic cancer cells, a new study revealed. The drug, which is based on an extract of the Cyathus stratus fungus in conjunction with the cannabinoid extract, killed all cancer cells without damaging any healthy cells. It was developed by the biomedical company Cannabotech and the study was led by Professor Fuad Fares, who is a senior cancer researcher at the University of Haifa. The fungus used has been the subject of eight years of testing for anti-cancer efficacy and the treatment showed better anti-cancer results than a variety of other fungi tested. Read more about the drug here.





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