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Super Kats Professional Basketball Team Coming to Modesto


Modesto has been selected as the new home city for one of the top American Basketball Association (ABA) teams.   The team, to be named the Modesto Super Kats, is relocating from Yuba City California according to team owners Jill Steuber and Spencer Norman.   The Super Kats will bring professional basketball to Modesto starting in the 2017-2018 season, which will run from November into April.  As the Yuba City Goldminers, the team was ranked as high as 10th out of 110 ABA teams nationally.

Spencer Norman said,  “We brought high-quality basketball to Yuba City, proving we could compete at the highest level in the ABA.  We’re excited to bring that same high quality of basketball and AAU affiliated activities to the much-larger Modesto market.”

Modesto Mayor Ted Brandvold said,  “We are looking forward to welcoming the Super Kats and taking basketball to a new level in Modesto.”

The Super Kats are in discussion with Modesto Junior College to host Super Kats home games.   In addition to its ABA membership, the Modesto Super Kats is affiliated with the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU).   In conjunction with AAU,  the Modesto Super Kats will sponsor a youth team, the Modest Junior Kats, as well as an AAU adult league.  The Junior Kats are evaluating several venues for their games and AAU activities.
The American Basketball Association includes 110 teams across the  United States, and is expanding internationally for the 2017-2018 season.   Since its founding in 1999, the ABA has risen to be a primary player development resource for the National Basketball Association.  The ABA’s history began in 1967 and includes a merger that expanded the NBA.  Early great players from the ABA include Julius Erving and Rick Barry.

First impressions of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 +


We already had the possibility to spend some time with the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the Samsung Galaxy S8 + . Not too long, everything has to be said, but it has been enough to get a first impression of what these new devices that have been announced yesterday. We tell you the sensations we had when using the new high end of the Korean company.

The two versions have left a very good taste of the mouth in general, since their finishes are really attractive – without lacking curvature to the screens and having in the metal the material of manufacture used. They evolve well from the model they replace in the market . The feeling, though, is that they have chosen details of the latest models of the manufacturer to assemble the best and thus obtain a device to tractive while has good ergonomics .

It maintains the headphone port, which is quite a success to our understanding, and it is not missing the Samsung Galaxy S8 USB type C connectivity, LTE (Cat.16, nothing less) and, also, support for Gigabit, so Which is prepared for the future. In advanced security issues, it should be noted that iris recognition is available, as in the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 , and the facial is added, which works very well and with great reliability. This may be part of the future for the Korean company.

Without being able to have concrete results for the moment, the sensations that left us the Samsung Galaxy S8 were very good. The Exynos 8895 processor is more than solvent (and it will be necessary to see how those 10 nanometers are noticed in the day to day). The RAM is 4GB , where you could expect something more from the Korean company. Of course, moving Android Nougat with a layer of personalization increasingly better and more minimalist – now called Samsung Experience – is not exactly a problem, as we could see.

The storage is at 64 GB, a suitable amount, which is possible to expand with the use of microSD cards. Apart, it should be noted that the screens are 5.8 for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and 6.2 for the Samsung Galaxy S8 + -. In both cases with QHD + resolution and with a quality that jumps to the eye as soon as it is in front. But, this is certainly something expected since the SuperAMOLED panels are getting better.

The battery is a detail that has left us a bittersweet taste. The truth is that it includes fast and wireless charging , which is very positive. But the charges are not particularly high, and we will see how it behaves in the usual use. We talk about 3,000 mAh for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and 3.5000 for the Samsung Galaxy S8 +. Here we should wait for the most concrete tests to give an opinion (the same thing happens with the cameras, which are 12 megapixels the main aperture F: 1.7 and 8 Mpx the front in the two variants announced).

In short, very good feelings in general lines obtained in this contact of the new Samsung Galaxy S8. They have some detail that should be tested in a concrete way (such as the camera and autonomy), but what is very clear is that has done a good job with the Samsung Galaxy S8, especially with its design and new options of use.

Traffic Enforcement Operations Planned for Modesto


Modesto, CA – Modesto Police Department will step up Bike & Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Operations on Sunday with focused enforcement on collision causing factors involving motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists.

The department has mapped out locations over the past 3 years where pedestrian and bike collisions have occurred along with the violations that led to those crashes. Extra officers will be on duty patrolling areas where bike and pedestrian traffic and crashes occur in an effort to lower deaths and injuries.

Officers will be looking for violations made by drivers, bike riders and pedestrians alike that can lead to life changing injuries. Special attention will be directed toward drivers speeding, making illegal turns, failing to stop for signs and signals, failing to yield to pedestrians in cross walks or any other dangerous violation.

Additionally, enforcement will be taken for observed violations when pedestrians cross the street illegally or fail to yield to drivers who have the right of way. Bike riders will be stopped and citations issued when they fail to follow the same traffic laws that apply to motorists. All riders are reminded to always wear a helmet – those under 18 years of age must wear helmets by law. Pedestrians should cross the street only in marked crosswalks or at corners.

Bicycle and pedestrian fatalities are rising in California as more people use these non-motorized means of transportation. Locally, Modesto Police Department has investigated 39 fatal and injury collisions involving pedestrians and bicyclists during the past three (3) years. In 2013, California witnessed 701 pedestrians and 141 bicyclists killed, accounting for more than 28 percent of all traffic fatalities.

Funding for this program is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

If you have any information regarding criminal activity, please call Crime Stoppers at 209-521-4636. Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward. Tipsters may also text information to Crime Stoppers at 274637. Just type “TIP704” along with your message.

Uber driverless car suffers accident


Uber, a taxi ordering service company through smartphones, was forced to suspend its fleet of driverless units after an accident that took place in the United States last Friday. Uber confirmed the authenticity of the image and announced that they will stop testing not only in Arizona but also in Pittsburgh, where they started the experiment and have created a research laboratory to accelerate this technology. The accident happened when a driver of a second vehicle “did not give way” to Uber’s car when making a turn , said Josie Montenegro, a spokeswoman for the Tempe Police Department. Fortunately, there were no injuries or deaths to be mourned. However, the project was discontinued after a Volvo XC90-branded car was overturned on a highway in Tempe, Arizona. Two “security” drivers were traveling in the front seats of the Uber vehicle , which operated in autonomous mode at the time of the crash, Uber said in an e-mail. The rear seats were empty.

Rockefeller: the owners of the world


For the new generations, the richest men in the world are Bill Gates , Carlos Slim , Amancio Ortega, owner of Zara, and the founders of Amazon, Google and Facebook. However, 100 years ago there was only one surname, Rockefeller, and its influence was so extensive and so great that it lasted until last week when David, the last influential member of the dynasty, died at the age of 101.Everything was born with John Davidson Rockefeller, a titan of humble origins who built an emporium without equal. Born in 1839, he started as a child in business and came early to the top. At age 20 he was a millionaire, and at 39 was a billionaire who controlled 90 percent of the oil refining in the United States for his talent to negotiate, his vision,

Rockefeller understood that refining was the key to the oil business, and the results validated his sense of smell. His company reached a gigantic scale that allowed him to exert enormous power and use it to intimidate the competition, which he crushed with threats and turbid arrangements with the railroads, which allowed him to transport the product at a lower price than his rivals. In this way he absorbed 22 of 26 refineries that competed him. He was also correct when, before the automobile boom, he drastically reduced the price of kerosene and massified it among the Americans as a means of illuminating their homes. So, when he had just detonated a timid oil boom, he was already a millionaire. And when oil became indispensable for the whole industry, at the end of the nineteenth century, and the ‘black gold mine’ belonged to it. He became the first ‘billionaire’ in history with a fortune that today would equal 30 billion dollars. His competition, detractors and public opinion saw his company Standard Oil of Ohio as an insatiable anaconda. This beast generated, since the nineteenth century, a rejection that today survives in the population against large corporations without limits that are believed above the law.

When the founder died 98 years in 1937, his fortune amounted to 1.5 percent of the US gross domestic product, according to Forbes, a percentage that today would equal 340 billion dollars. Such a weight was threatening to the whole country, not to say to the world, so in 1911, under Theodore Roosevelt’s rule, the Supreme Court cut into pieces the beast. Of the gigantic Standard Oil emerged 34 companies whose legacy is very present. Today, many are the most powerful in the world: Exxon, Mobil, Chevron, BP and ConocoPhillips. Exxon and Mobil merged again and created a monster that would fill the great patron of pride.

Lesson and obsession

The achievement of being the richest man in the world is hardly despicable for a man who grew up in dignified poverty guided by religious faith. As a child, John D. wandered through New York State until his father, William, a small-time gimmick nicknamed Devil Bill, settled the family in Cleveland. As usual, Devil left them to his fate for months and, with no other choice, John Rockefeller left school to support his mother and younger siblings. From that moment on he reflected his obsession to record in a notebook until his smallest transaction, while he applied the particular lessons of Devil Bill, who boasted with his friends because he deceived his children whenever he could. “I want to fine tune them,” he said.

That shrewd instruction was crucial to Rockefeller, who in negotiation understood his innate gift for making money. John D. became convinced that just as there were talented people, for example for the opera, God had given him the magic of making money, and he could do nothing but obey him. First he bought candy that he then sold in smaller pieces. He went up the scale of selling dairy products, a business that broke out in the civil war and meant enormous income, and with the end of the war he made the decision of his life by getting on the oil train. It was enough to invest $ 4,000 at the right time.

Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer Rob Chernow, acclaimed for his writings on George Washington and Alexander Hamilton (who inspired the most successful Broadway musical of recent times), wrote Titan: The Life of John Rockefeller. In this he shaped the contradictions of the man who was thought to be just terrifying, like the character of Daniel Plainview who inspired the film There Will Be Blood, but in reality showed more nuances. “I thought people wanted to take advantage of their money, and did not tip, but it was contradictory. At the same time, he was the most ferocious monopolist of the golden era, but he also looked at the long term, showed an enlightened philanthropic vein and a strong religious faith, “he said.

 That altruistic vein was further accentuated when he appointed the Rev. Frederick Gates as counselor. He ruled that Rockefeller’s fortune was an avalanche, and that he had to part with much of it, otherwise he would overwhelm the lives of his children and grandchildren. Believer as he was, he did not hesitate to accept. But with the same rigor with which he did his business, he decided that his money would have to go to the fields where he was most useful. Its millions pushed for scientific research, founded the University of Chicago (invested 80 million, about $ 2 billion today), and even promoted the education of women of color in Atlanta. Many even consider that he made those contributions in an attempt to wash away the face of his bad practices and his dominant impulse. His gifts, however, did not take away from him the investigations of the government,

New generation

John Davidson Rockefeller had four daughters and a son, John Rockefeller Jr., who took over the reins of the family. And although it assumed for a time the petroleum business, was dedicated especially to the root farm. John Jr. and his wife, Abby, moved the philanthropy in extremis, so they opened the wallet on several fronts and contributed works, donations and restorations that still stand out in the US panorama. Abby established the foundations of the Museum of Modern Art in New York (MoMA), while John Jr. spent $ 56 million restoring the historic village of Williamsburg, Virginia, and also purchased the grounds of the Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming.

In 1939, John Jr. inaugurated, after investing $ 250 million, the Rockefeller Center in the heart of Manhattan, a symbol of the Big Apple that still attracts thousands of tourists. Symbolically or not, Rockefeller Group sold the 89,000-square-meter complex to Japanese investors in 1989. In all, John Jr. and his wife disbursed the equivalent of $ 50 billion today. And, to make matters worse, after the end of the Second World War, John Jr. donated the land (estimated value 8.5 million dollars) in which today is located the building of United Nations. John Jr. also decided to enter the world of banking and assumed as majority shareholder of Chase Manhattan Bank. His son David Rockefeller, who died last Sunday, continued along this line.

The latest influencers

Many close to David Rockefeller, the last of the powerful influencers of the powerful dynasty, describe him as “the sweetest man they ever knew.” He led the Chase for years (today, JP Morgan Chase), but also has a few controversies to his credit. David urged President Jimmy Carter to allow Sah Iran, Mohamed Reza Pahlevi, to treat cancer in the United States, which sharpened the already critical situation of American hostages at the embassy in Tehran. It is also claimed that it financed the coups d’etat of several Latin American military dictators. And while he followed the line of exerting his influence and compensate with philanthropy, his legacy is bittersweet and his fortune, of ‘hardly’ 3.300 million dollars, does not impress anyone.

However, more than David, the most public of the third-generation Rockefellers was his brother Nelson. His political vocation was evident from the age of 36, when he assumed the position of Assistant Secretary for Inter-American Affairs. He later wrote to the Governor of New York, which he assumed in 1958 and held until 1973. But he wanted everything and pointed to the presidency, although he did not expect that his personal life would derail his aspiration. In 1964 the conservative society of the time charged to him to have divorced and married again, in 1963, with a much smaller socialite that also had left to his husband and to his children. Nelson lived political triumphs, but many tragedies. One of his sons died in 1961 at the hands of cannibals in Papua New Guinea. Nelson, meanwhile, died of a heart attack when he made love to a young blonde.

His brother Winthrop was governor of Arkansas, while Laurance made progress in different fields such as investment banking, natural conservation, and enjoyed as few of his favorite hobby, aviation. John D. Rockefeller III, the oldest of them, saw philanthropy as the lifeblood of American success and that was why it was essential to create two government commissions to facilitate and promote it.

The dynasty no longer has the weight of before, with a fortune of 10 billion dollars, barely ranks among the 25 richest in the country north. But few can speak of a great-great-grandfather who, by good and bad, changed the world.

Special Nintendo Switch: How good is the new Nintendo console?


It’s been a while since the launch of the Nintendo Switch and I’ve been playing it for tens of hours. The hype has gone down, the emotion has settled and it is right that we proceed to a brief review.

This will be the first of three texts you will see in the next few days. Today we have to talk about the console, after the accessories and finally the games that these weeks I have been able to try on the new Nintendo console.

The holy grail of gaming: a home-made take-away console

The promise of a Nintendo hybrid console is met in simple terms. In the console box there is not much, the premise of simplicity in design and use is present since you open that small and lightweight package.

Within the Switch there is engineering and design work worthy of admiration. Its X1 processor courtesy of NVIDIA is the heart of the console and offers a graphics processing capability that very rarely we see in similar devices.

The truth is that it looks more like a console meant to run away from your TV than connected to it. But the first time you put the Switch in the Dock, it happens the magic of seeing the image on your TV, something that screened the first time.

The next thing you’ll notice is the ease with which you’ll change game styles depending on how and where you use Joy-Con. It will not take long to get used to most of the control settings.

Whether in TV mode or in portable mode or holding a single Joy-Con when playing with other people, I experienced no tiredness or pain in game sessions of two hours or more except using a Joy-Con in each hand.

Most buttons have a standard distribution for buttons and sticks.

Its size is suitable for small or regular sized hands (if you are big-handed, you might get cramped) but the + and – buttons force you to stretch your thumb too much to reach them which is quite uncomfortable in the long run without the support The included base for mounting the Joy-Con.

The other bold in the rice comes when we want to use the console in tabletop mode  , that is to say with the Joy-Con outside and recharged on some surface with the small stand own console that has only one position.

The truth is that it is not at all a safe option since a couple of times my console fell and the support has proved not to be reliable in my experience.

The other disadvantage of this game mode is that you can not play and load the console due to the location of the USB-C connector on the bottom.

That’s why if you want to play  on the go  it is advisable with the Joy-Con to the sides of the console (they slide through some rails that are quite enduring) and hold it in the hands. 400 grams is a weight that will not cause fatigue or pain in a good time.

The 6.2-inch screen far outweighs the Gamepad. Although its resolution is limited to 720p, it is brighter (ideal for playing under the sun), has decent tactile capabilities and is relatively resistant to bumps and scratches according to some tests on the internet.

With a memory of only 32GB is very likely to require a Micro SD memory in a short time. Even if you plan to buy all of your games in physical format, there are some exclusive to the eshop that will make you want to make the investment. Of this we will speak in the following note.

The initial setup and user interface is all that the Wii U was not: simple, fast and clean.

The presence of “extra” elements such as Miis is quite small, and although the friend system is still running on unnecessary Friend Codes , there are alternatives to being connected to your friends if you use mobile applications like Miitomo .

Unfortunately there is no software as a sample or general entertainment accompanying the console.

If you do not buy a game, there is no way to experience the capabilities of the console. In fact, there is nothing you can do about it for now other than playing.

This goes hand in hand with the philosophy of Nintendo and, although we will soon see Netflix apps and the like, today your video game console is just for video games . There will be some who are discouraged by this decision.


Is the battery really as bad as they say?
Not that much. The Switch is a rather austere machine when compared to other consoles but actually requires enough processing power and therefore require your battery.

While I would have liked a game time three times bigger, I understand that would have raised the price, weight and size of the console.

Its construction is also admirable, since the internal fan is very efficient, quiet and keeps the console with a not too exaggerated temperature even when you hold it in the hands for more than two hours.

By watching it objectively, playing Breath of the Wild with comfortable brightness and sound settings gives you less than 3 hours of play , but it is almost the same period you have in a 3DS playing A Link Between Worlds with 3D enabled.

It is a portable experience “premium” that although it lasts little, is sufficiently efficient and entertaining to leave aside this type of details.

“Details” is a keyword, since 10 thousand pesos (more extras) is not an investment for which you want to have “details”. But I assure you that the Nintendo Switch complies with a system that does something new and does it well.

There are voices who say that the Switch is a hurried, incomplete console … That at any moment we could expect a redesign of the console, a “Dock” with additional processing power or other corrections.

It is not the impression I have. Leaving aside technical hardware issues that some users are experiencing, the Switch is a home console that you can play anywhere. The promise is fulfilled and has exceeded my expectations.

Is it worth buying right now?

It’s always worth buying for the simple fact that Breath of the Wild is one of the best games in history (but that’s what we’ll discuss later) and because a new Nintendo console always has a sense of magic that clears up very slowly .

On the horizon we have names ranging from Mario Kart and Mario Odissey to Fire Emblem and Xenoblade Chronicles 2. There are games that we are going to want to lose so easily.

No one has that much wool left over, but a console is an investment in your fun and entertainment in the short and medium term.

If you bring it to him and you can buy it: give it to him. If you have doubts or think that it is not for you then maybe you should expect a low price or some interesting offer.

The Switch fulfills the tradition of innovation about power that Nintendo wants to accost us for some years. It probably does well not to try to compete with other companies that already think of the most powerful consoles in history, 4K and VR technology.

Nintendo prefers to keep it simple and focus on experiences. The Switch demonstrates an openness to a flexible , easy-to-use and easy-to-share console.

If you can solve some details and play a healthy library of First Party  and Third Party games   as well as virtual console titles and decent multiplayer capabilities , we could be one of the company’s most successful consoles.

It is too early to give a numerical rating to the Nintendo Switch. There is so much that we have not tried and seen that we should wait for the console to mature, even the Joy-Con have technology like HD Rumble , gyroscopes and accelerometers and infrared camera that have not fully demonstrated their potential.

Time will tell if this vision of Nintendo’s future is as successful as it was in its time were the movement controls. Meanwhile, what do you think?

‘The Founder’, the man who created the world’s largest fast-food empire

The great asset of ‘The Founder’ is his willingness to challenge this traditional and often annoying dramatic logic that the protagonists of the films – especially those based on real lives – must be gentle and heroic figures . Here, the hero is essentially a vampire, a type endowed with a unique ability to detect, amplify and appropriate the contributions of other people with more talent and more principles.

We talked about Ray Kroc , who transformed a neighborhood hamburger into the world’s biggest fast food empire, and in the process crushed two honest businessmen named Dick and Mac McDonald . On his way to planetary triumph and monstrous fortune, Kroc not only stole the idea – to use the principles of mass production in the preparation of hamburgers – and the surname; Ultimately, kicked them out of business. The title of the film, in fact, is pure irony.

While recreating the facts, the director John Lee Hancock opts for a strictly conventional narration. There is no trace of visual or structural watermarks. In a somewhat coarse and repetitive way, he plays the battle between a couple of brothers who represent the hard work, the integrity and the value of the community, on the one hand, and a man obsessed with achieving the greatest success possible , who falls, for other.

Contemplating the evolutions of Kroc, a laughingstock turned into a tycoon who uses jingoism and lies to build a myth around himself, although, on the other hand, ‘The founder’ in no Moment is set in the kind of fierce satire of capitalism that its premise could easily propitiate . He does not put Kroc on a pedestal, but his goal is not to destroy his figure either. And it’s okay, so be it. In fact, it is in that tonal control, in the ability to put our sympathies in question, that Hancock-brooded by a stupendous performance of Michael Keaton-is particularly clever. Scene to scene, honors the decency and humility of the McDonald’s.

After all, Kroc did not see himself as a bad guy; No villain is aware of it . And during the first part of ‘The Founder’, we are urged to empathize with him and wish him to be overcome, to triumph. And as he continues to smile at those around him, the fangs begin to pop out, the same thing happens to the movie. ‘The founder’ goes from portraying a dreamer to portraying a despot, but in the process at no time changes brush . And when the jovial music and the planes full of light and color are put at the service of such a Machiavellian character, the result is deliciously disconcerting. It’s as if Hancock did not allow us to see Kroc as a malnacido, and that makes his acts more toxic.

In any case, the film has nothing to do with the kind of frontal attack on McDonald’s that for example carried out the documentary ‘Super Size Me’. Although it is melancholy for what the company could have been and was not, on the other hand makes clear that the only thing that makes it interesting is what it did become. ‘The founder’ at no time reflects on the consequences that had the foundation of McDonald’s. It does not examine the effects of the increasing ubiquity of fast food on people’s health, the world economy, and the environment, and does not seem to have any opinion as to how the golden arches company helped to establish A culture in which speed and efficiency have replaced quality.

Mark Zuckerberg and Wife expecting their second daughter


Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg revealed that his wife, Priscilla Chan, is pregnant with a girl, the second after her daughter Máxima, a year.

“We are all better people for the strong women in our lives: sisters, mothers and friends,” Zuckerberg said in a post on his Facebook page.

“We look forward to welcoming our new little girl and doing our utmost to make her another strong woman.”

Priscilla Chan gave birth to her daughter “Max” in late November 2015. After the girl’s birth, the couple announced that they would donate 99% of their Facebook fortune to a philanthropic initiative “to improve the lives of all To come into this world. “

A couple-backed charitable foundation, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, earlier this year bought an emerging Canadian artificial intelligence company as part of a mission to eradicate disease. The Facebook founder and his medical wife pledged last September that they will invest $3 billion over the next decade to help eradicate or control all diseases.

One in four children will live with water shortages in 2040


Unicef ​​released a report indicating that nearly 600 million children, one in four worldwide, will live in 2040 in areas with “extremely limited” water resources.

The UN agency for Children warned of the threat posed to younger people by the lack of water and how climate change is aggravating the problem.

“But there are millions of children around the world who do not have access to safe water, endangering their lives, damaging their health and risking their future,” the executive director of Unicef, Anthony Lake. In sum, he affirmed that the only way to stop this crisis is to take “collective actions”.

The text highlighted that population growth and increased consumption and demand are putting more pressure on water availability, with 36 countries where it is already “extremely high.” This happens when demand is clearly higher than the available renewable supply, the report said.

He noted that some of the factors affecting water quality and availability are due to problems such as rising temperatures, rising sea levels, ice loss and increasing droughts.

Currently, about 663 million people lack adequate access to water sources and more than 800 children under the age of five die every day from diarrhea linked to contaminated water, sanitation and poor hygiene.Currently, about 663 million people lack adequate access to water sources and more than 800 children under the age of five die every day from diarrhea linked to contaminated water, sanitation and poor hygiene.The lack of an adequate supply exposes children to diseases such as cholera and diarrhea, In many places, children spend several hours every day to obtain water, for example preventing them from going to school. The report includes recommendations for different sectors and calls on governments to plan for possible changes in water availability and demand over the next few years. According to Unicef, the priority must be to guarantee access to water for the most vulnerable children.

Vitamin C could stop cancer growth


One group of researchers compared seven substances , including three experimental drugs.

Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid , was the most potent test drug . The point is that it would be impossible to get the necessary amount of “cure” by eating only oranges.

This could help stop the movement of cancer through the body , the controversial research suggests.

British scientists have discovered that the nutrient, found at high levels in oranges and peppers, can weaken the tumor. Giving patients high doses of it can be 10 times more effective than some of the drugs that are tested in the battle against cancer.

By injecting Vitamin C to the affected patients you can get them to eat up to 500 times more than eating fruits.

However, researchers at Salford University believe they can pinpoint how this nutrient weakens cancer stem cells.

By preventing the breakdown of glucose, the mitochondria – considered the “power” of cells – is unable to obtain the vital energy it needs to thrive.

The Dr. Michael Lisanti , author of the study says: “Vitamin C is cheap, natural, non – toxic and readily available, having her as a potential weapon in the fight against cancer would be a significant step.”

In an attempt to disrupt their metabolism, they tested a range of seven substances, three of these were natural products, including Vitamin C , honey and milk thistle extract silibinin.

The Dra.Gloria Bonuccelli , also involved in the study, said: “Our results indicate that it is a promising agent for clinical trials”.

Anna Perman , director of scientific information for Cancer UK, said: “This is an early phase study and has not yet been tested in patients.”

However, some doctors think that antioxidants like vitamin C could interfere with chemotherapy, which is known to be a very effective treatment.

“The important thing for cancer patients to remember is that this study is projecting a vitamin C action in the laboratory, that is, not the effect of eating fruits or taking supplements containing vitamin C. This should not suggest to any of Patients who are receiving a treatment to change their diet or plan the same. “