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Morocco Records Over 27,000 New Cases of Tuberculosis Every Year

first_imgRabat- Tuberculosis still infects thousands of Moroccans each year.El Hossein El Ouardi announced on Monday in Casablanca that Morocco registers over 27,000 new cases of tuberculosis (TB) every year.On the eve of World Tuberculosis Day, the Moroccan Ministry of Health announced its latest records of the number of people afflicted with TB in the country. According to Akhbar Al Yaoum, Minister of Health El Hossein El Ouardi announced that Morocco saw 27,000 new cases of TB in the last year.According to the same source, tuberculosis spreads in the working class neighborhoods of large cities such as Casablanca, Salé, Fez and Tangier. It affects mostly young males between 15 and 45 years old.“Casablanca recorded the largest percentage of cases at 20%, registering 5,000 of the cases reported in the kingdom overall,” El Ouardi said.El Houssein El Ouardi said that the Ministry of Health has developed a new plan to fight tuberculosis. “It will depend on providing free medicine, bringing the treatment to remote areas, signing partnerships with non-governmental organizations and the private sector, as well as controlling socioeconomic determinants to eliminate the disease,” El Ouardi said.El Ouradi explained that with this new plan adopted by the Ministry of Health, entitled “Early Detection for 95% of Cases,’’ “the treatment success rate increased by 85%, and the number of cases  has been reduced by 3% compared to last year.” “The Ministry of Health has allocated a budget of MAD 30 Million($3.5 million US), to the new plan, in addition to a grant from the  Global Fund to Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria for 2012-2016, which is estimated at MAD 85 million ($10.5m US),” the Minister of Health concluded. Edited by Jessica Rohanlast_img read more

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Meet the New Faces at Rabat’s National Zoo

Rabat – Rabat National Zoological Garden is updating its roster of animals this November, enriching and diversifying its African animal collection.Big ones, small ones, weird ones, and even legendary ones, the new animals at the zoo are making a buzz.“African Savannah” leopards will join the variety of mammals in the zoo. This species dwells in a wide range of habitats within the continent, from mountainous forests to grasslands and savannahs. Un couple de #panthères tachetées (#léopards) rejoint la famille de #Rabatzoo. Vous pouvez les découvrir dans la biozone “savane africaine?????? ??? ?? ?????? ?????? ????? ????????? ???????. ?????? ?????? ?????? ?????? ???????? ?????????. pic.twitter.com/F0rRyqYaFH— Rabatzoo (@Rabatzoo) November 14, 2017“It is a species of the almost extinct cat family in North Africa that was once seen in the High Atlas Mountains and lives mainly in sub-Saharan Africa and the western Kalahari Desert in Namibia,” said the zoo in a statement.Morocco’s iconic monkey, the Barbary macaque, has been added to the zoo’s picturesque animals.Les #singes magots sont de retour @Rabatzoo au cœur de la « Montagne de l’Atlas ». Savez-vous qu’il n’en reste que 20.000 dans la nature ????? #???? ??????? ??? ????? ????????? ??????? ?? ??? “???? ??????”. ?? ?????? ??? ?? ????? ??? 20000 ?? ??? ??????? ?? ??????? pic.twitter.com/1yz8paWtIM— Rabatzoo (@Rabatzoo) November 15, 2017The only native primate north of the Sahara, the Barbary macaque is in danger of extinction, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).Morocco has launched a campaign to save the endangered monkey species, as the IUCN warned that they may “disappear within 10 years.”And for the grand finale, the zoo is welcoming for the first time the adorable and rare white lion.Pour la première fois au #Maroc, un animal qui ne s’observe qu’exceptionnellement dans certaines réserves d’Afrique arrive à #RabatZoo. Souhaitez la bienvenue à notre #lion blanc ???? ??? ?? ??????: #????? ?????? ???? ???????? #????? #??????. ????? ????? ??????? ?????? pic.twitter.com/h8vPCP3im6— Rabatzoo (@Rabatzoo) November 16, 2017A recessive gene gives white lions their unusual colors. It was widely believed that the species could not survive outside of captivity up until 2009, when the first pride of white lions was reintroduced to the wild. It is for this reason that a large part of the population of white lions now reside in zoosRabat’s zoo has also seen the birth of several animals, as part of the conservation strategy for endangered species.The newborns consist of nine sheep with cuffs, eight bald ibis, seven dorcas gazelles, six barbarous deer, four catta lemurs, three servals and several other wild and exotic species.C’est le week-end! Faites vous plaisir et rendez nous visite au Jardin Zoologique de Rabat après une longue semaine de travail ou d’étude ? pic.twitter.com/YtA38ScZ33— Rabatzoo (@Rabatzoo) October 6, 2017Nous sommes heureux de vous annoncer que notre chèvre naine et notre petit Lama sont désormais baptisés #Amkran et #Tadefi ? #RabatZoo pic.twitter.com/v6KRnDAfqA— Rabatzoo (@Rabatzoo) September 19, 2017????? ????? ??? ???? ?????? ????? ???????. ???? ?????? ??? ???????? ???? ?????? ??? ??? ?????? ???????? ??????? ?????. #RabatZoo pic.twitter.com/sryvN9LXol— Rabatzoo (@Rabatzoo) September 25, 2017The zoo added that these new births come to enrich the zoo’s collection of African fauna, bringing its total number of animals to around 2,000, living in biozones reproducing the original ecosystems of these species.The veterinary and zootechnical teams of the zoo said that they are taking the necessary steps to ensure the acclimatization conditions of these newborns. read more

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Boeing dealing with second software problem on troubled jet

Boeing has found another software issue that needs fixing on its 737 Max jets, and the discovery explains why the aircraft maker is delaying its schedule for getting the planes back in the air.A Boeing spokesman on Friday called it a “relatively minor issue” and said the plane maker already has a fix in the works.The spokesman, Charles Bickers, said the latest issue is not part of flight-control software that Boeing has been working to upgrade for months.That software, known by its acronym MCAS, is suspected in two recent deadly crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia that led regulators to ground the plane worldwide last month.The Associated Press read more

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Labor Secretary Acosta resigns amid Epstein deal scrutiny

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta is stepping down following criticism of his handling of a plea deal with a wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein, who is accused of sexually abusing dozens of underage girls.Trump announced the news with Acosta by his side at the White House as Trump left on a trip to the Midwest.Acosta says stepping aside was the right decision.He was the U.S. attorney in Miami when he oversaw a 2008 nonprosecution agreement with Epstein. Epstein avoided federal charges and served 13 months in jail.Similar charges recently filed against Epstein by federal prosecutors in New York had put Acosta’s role in the 2008 deal under renewed scrutiny.The Associated Press read more

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Only onethird of 534 billion needed received so far in UN appeal

The $1.8 billion received masks serious disparities in response, OCHA said, noting that humanitarian activities in high-profile emergencies such as Iraq and Afghanistan have received strong funding against their appeals, while others like Liberia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo have received less than a quarter of what is needed. OCHA also said food aid receives by far the most funding with contributions exceeding the combined funding for all other activities. The agency noted an especially disturbing trend is low or late funding for rehabilitation programs aimed at helping families to attain self-sufficiency. “Funding must come early in the year, or agencies are forced to stretch thin resources across sectors, or reduce rations, which leads at worst to increased rates of mortality and morbidity, and at least to fewer people being assisted,” OCHA warned. The UN Consolidated Appeals aim to bring food to the hungry, medical assistance to the sick, shelter to displaced populations, and to provide for other basic needs, aiding some 83 million people in failed states, countries facing civil war or communities devastated by conflict. read more

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Annan welcomes highlevel coherence panels blueprint for sweeping UN overhaul

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today welcomed a high-level coherence panel’s report on revamping the organization’s development, humanitarian and environment portfolio, calling it ambitious yet realistic.“We all now have a solemn obligation to seize the opportunity the panel has offered, and to take its recommendations forward with the same energy and sense of urgency that its members devoted to formulating them,” Mr. Annan said after receiving the High-level Panel on UN System-wide Coherence in the Areas of Development, Humanitarian Assistance, and the Environment report from panel co-chairs, the prime ministers of Norway and Pakistan.“The changes proposed will enable the UN to respond better to new challenges, and to support countries more effectively in their efforts to achieve development goals,” he said at an informal meeting of the General Assembly. “It is my sincere hope that together we will be able to carry out their recommendations, and thus make the UN system stronger, more coherent and more responsive to the needs of people everywhere.”The report, entitled Delivering as One, recommended a country-level consolidation of UN agencies, the strengthening of leadership on humanitarian and environmental activities, and the creation of both a new funding system and a new women’s organization.The panel, co-chaired by Prime Ministers Luísa Dias Diogo of Mozambique, Jens Stoltenberg of Norway and Shaukat Aziz of Pakistan, released the report, which global leaders requested at the 2005 World Summit in New York to lay the groundwork for a fundamental restructuring of UN work in the field.“No one facing today’s challenges would design the UN system as it currently stands,” said Mr. Stoltenberg. “To leave it the way it is would mean giving in to short-term national and institutional interests.”The report stated that currently the UN’s work in development is fragmented, weak and not properly structured to meet country needs, with more than one third of UN Country Teams have ten or more agencies on the ground, and several with more than 20, resulting in “incoherent” programme interventions and “excessive” administrative costs.“We have proposed a bold but realistic agenda for action,” Pakistani Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz said. “It should ensure that the UN is well funded, and can respond more effectively to the needs of countries and communities everywhere.”Among recommendations was establishing “One UN” Country Programmes, which would streamline UN agency activities and be led by resident coordinator and handled by a strategic Sustainable Development Board that would eventually bring together boards of the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF). The UNDP administrator would serve as a UN Development Coordinator, reporting to the Sustainable Development Board, the report suggested.The panel also suggested testing the “One UN” programme in half a dozen countries next year to pave the way to a possible system-wide overhaul.“We want the UN to be a strategic player at the country level, supporting us in the preparation and implementation of our nationally-owned development strategies,” Luísa Diogo, Prime Minister of Mozambique, said.Addressing concerns that the proposed changes may demand too radical structuring, the panel readily replied.“The most radical and dramatic thing we can do, is to do nothing,” Mr. Stoltenberg said. “Maintaining the status quo would represent a victory for inertia.”In the coming weeks, Mr. Annan will formally present the report to the General Assembly and will transmit it to his successor, Ban Ki-moon. read more

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Manufacturing sales down 09 per cent in December first drop since August

Manufacturing sales down 0.9 per cent in December, first drop since August OTTAWA – Statistics Canada says manufacturing sales were down 0.9 per cent in December, the first decrease since August 2013.The agency says despite the December decline, manufacturing sales have risen in six of the last eight months and were 2.7 per cent higher than in December 2012.Sales were down in 15 of 21 industries, representing approximately three-quarters of total manufacturing.Transportation equipment sales fell 6.1 per cent to $8.8 billion in December after hitting a 17-month high in November.The drop largely reflected a 19.4 per cent decline in the aerospace product and parts industry.Sales fell in seven provinces in December, with the largest declines occurring in Alberta and Ontario. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Canadian Press Posted Feb 14, 2014 6:46 am MDT read more

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Montreals Amaya Gaming wins jackpot with US49B deal to become online leader

by Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press Posted Jun 13, 2014 8:08 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Montreal’s Amaya Gaming wins jackpot with US$4.9B deal to become online leader MONTREAL – Amaya Gaming Group announced a jackpot of a deal Friday as the Montreal-based company said it will pay US$4.9 billion in cash to buy the world’s largest online poker company, operator of popular brands PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker.Amaya (TSX:AYA) said it will buy the Oldford Group, parent company of the Rational Group Ltd., whose poker brands have more than 85 million registered players on desktop and mobile devices and which has dealt more than 100 billion poker hands since launching 14 years ago.“We believe the combined company will be a global online gaming powerhouse in a large and growing global online gaming market,” Amaya founder, chairman and CEO David Baazov said Friday during a conference call.Shares of Amaya soared more than 40 per cent Friday, peaking at $20.20 but were down 72 cents or 3.58 per cent at C$19.24 Monday morning on the Toronto Stock Exchange.The online gaming market is estimated to grow by more than US$13 billion to reach US$42 billion by 2018.The companies together had US$1.27 billion of revenues in 2013, with Amaya accounting for just US$145 million. Together they had combined adjusted pre-tax operating income (EBIDTA) of US$474 million, which is expected to grow this year to between US$600 and US$640 million.The deal followed a year-long courtship that is expected to ease Rational’s entry into the United States, which has been under a cloud because of the legal problems facing executive Isai Scheinberg.Scheinberg, a Canadian citizen who has lived on the Isle of Man for about a decade, remains under indictment in the U.S. after being accused along with 10 other online gambling executives in 2011 of bank fraud, money laundering and illegal gambling. They were accused of breaking a 2006 Internet gambling law that prohibits companies from accepting payments for online bets where they are not legal.PokerStars agreed in 2012 to pay US$731 million to settle Justice Department charges, without admitting wrongdoing.“Isai’s legal representatives remain in close contact with the Department of Justice and we are hopeful of a resolution of this case,” a spokesman for Isai wrote in an email.However, several states have since moved to legalize Internet betting. Nevada, Delaware and New Jersey were the first, with California, New York, Texas and other states expected to join the list.Amaya’s relationships with state regulators as a seller of slot machines, was well as having top advisers such as retired U.S. Gen. Wesley Clark, are expected to ease the entry into the large U.S. market.“We anticipate Amaya’s track record in the United States has the potential to facilitate a speedier entry into the U.S. for Rational’s brands,” Baazov told analysts.Analyst Ralph Garcea of Global Maxfin Capital Inc. said the deal provides a “clean solution” for PokerStars to enter the U.S. market.Scheinberg and his son, CEO Mark Scheinberg, still have a “bad actor label” which should be removed because of Amaya’s standing with regulators, he said.Garcea also noted the transaction is the third great deal done by Amaya, following the purchase of slot firm Cadillac Jack in 2012 and of casino gaming and lottery designer and manufacturer Diamond Game Enterprises earlier this year.“This just redefines the company and gives them an online global poker presence that’s unmatched,” he said in an interview.“There’s a rich history in Canada (of game development) and it just so happens now one of the largest players in the world is going to be out of Montreal.”Amaya said the change in ownership will be “seamless” for consumers since key Rational management will remain with the company. However, the analyst said the transaction allows Amaya to cross-sell its casino and interactive games on Rational’s popular platforms.Its next gaming frontiers are online casinos, sportsbook and social gaming, which have a combined global market potential of more than US$25 billion.“With online casino and sportsbook added to online poker, the company will truly become a one-stop shop for gaming,” said Baazov.Amaya offers gaming products and services including casino, poker, sportsbook, platform, lotteries and slot machines. Amaya says some of the world’s largest gaming operators and casinos are powered by its services.The Rational Group, based in the low-tax Isle of Man off the coast of Britain, is also a producer of live poker events and poker programming for television and online audiences. It employs more than 1,700 people globally.The boards of both companies have unanimously approved the agreement, expected to close around Sept. 30.Baazov and several other Amaya shareholders that control about 28 per cent of the company’s common shares have entered into agreements supporting the transaction, which has a break fee of at least US$50 million.Amaya’s annual meeting has been delayed until July 30, when shareholders will vote on the creation of a new class of convertible preferred shares that are part of the transaction.The purchase will be funded with US$2.9 billion of debt, US$1.6 million equity and the rest from cash.Credit facilities are being provided by Deutsche Bank, Barclays Bank and Macquarie Capital and GSO Capital Partners, the credit division of The Blackstone Group (NYSE: BX). A syndicate of underwriters include Canaccord Genuity Corp., Cormark Securities and Desjardins Capital Markets.Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version moved June 13 gave the wrong country in which Scheinberg resides and the wrong first name for Scheinberg’s son. read more

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Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Most actively traded companies on the TSX by The Canadian Press Posted Aug 29, 2016 2:58 pm MDT Last Updated Aug 29, 2016 at 3:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Some of the most active companies traded Monday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (14,681.97, up 42.09 points):Twin Butte Energy Ltd. (TSX:TBE). Oil and gas. Down 1.5 cents, or 37.50 per cent, to 2.5 cents on 8.5-million shares.Teck Resources Ltd. (TSX:TCK.B). Miner. Up $1.66, or eight per cent, to $22.41 on 5.2-million shares.Baytex Energy Corp. (TSX:BTE). Oil and gas. Down 15 cents, or 2.35 per cent, to $6.23 on 4.5-million shares.Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. (TSX:IVN). Miner. Up 24 cents, or 14.37 per cent, to $1.91 on 3.9-million shares.First Quantum Minerals Ltd. (TSX:FM). Miner. Up two cents, or 0.19 per cent, to $10.78 on 3.9-million shares.B2Gold Corp. (TSX:BTO). Miner. Down one cent, or 0.27 per cent, to $3.75 on 3.6-million shares.Companies reporting major news:Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. (TSX:ATD.B). Convenience stores. Down 30 cents, or 0.44 per cent, to $67.63 on 1.1-million shares. Alimentation Couche-Tard has an agreement to buy 53 stores in Louisiana, primarily in the Baton Rouge market, for an undisclosed price. The stores currently operate under the Cracker Barrel banner. All but one of them sell fuel under the Shell, Chevron or Cracker Barrel brand names, and 12 include quick-service restaurants. The purchase is being handled through Couche-Tard’s Circle K division, which is purchasing the locations from American General Investments, LLC and North American Financial Group, LLC.High Arctic Energy Services Inc. (TSX:HWO). Oil and gas. Up three cents, or 0.89 per cent, to $3.39 on 143,427 shares. The company has struck an agreement to buy the production services division of Tervita Corp., an environmental services company, for $42.8 million in cash. The deal would see High Arctic Energy Services acquire Tervita’s fleet of 68 service rigs and related support equipment, as well as seven operational bases in Alberta. read more

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More injuries in Calgary Stampeders receiving corps ahead of Grey Cup

EDMONTON — In many ways it’s fitting — another game, another injury in the Calgary Stampeders receiving corps.The Stamps chose to hold their final full practice before Sunday’s Grey Cup outside at Commonwealth Stadium rather than inside at the University of Alberta and they paid a price.Head coach Dave Dickenson said receiver Markeith Ambles, who caught four touchdowns in six games as he filled in for other injured Stamps down the stretch, was stepped on in Friday’s training session and won’t go Sunday.“He’s disappointed — he thinks he can go,” Dickenson said after Saturday’s final walk-through before the final against the Ottawa Redblacks. “It’s just one of those things you kind of go with your gut.”With Ambles out, veteran Bakari Grant gets another shot at winning a Grey Cup. He’s appeared in the big game three times before, but doesn’t like to talk about his record.“My fingers are empty so it would be nice to take one home,” Grant said.Grant was out of football after being cut by Saskatchewan before the start of the season. He signed with Calgary in the middle of October in large part for the opportunity he will get on Sunday.“The longer you are around this game, the less crazy things seem so I wouldn’t call it crazy,” he said.“At the end of the day, everybody knows when I signed, we were in a good position to take first place and … if you take first place you are a win away from this game so that played a big part in it.”Injuries have made for a revolving door at receiver this year in Calgary.Kamar Jorden, Marken Michel and Reggie Begelton all went down with season-ending injuries while DaVaris Daniels missed the last part of the season after breaking his collarbone.“Our receiving corps — I don’t know — we’ve just got to get to 2019 because it seems like if you are a receiver you don’t want to be part of our group because you are going to get hurt,” Dickenson said.Daniels will be back Sunday. The head coach said he could have played in the West final last week, but the decision was made to hold him back.Eric Rogers, who caught three touchdown passes Sunday in the West final victory but missed time in that game with a bad knee, will also go.“No one is 100 per cent, but the knee is good enough to play so I will be out there playing,” he said. “I will make it work no matter what.”Ottawa Redblacks head coach Rick Campbell said the changing personnel does make for challenges on defence.“A little bit, but they have their system in place and they have had the same group of coaches for so long and they kind of just do what they do and they plug and play guys,” Campbell said. “They always end up with good players and they are always going to be difficult to stop.”Tim Cook, The Canadian Press read more

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Silvia Navarro joins Oltchim Valcea

← Previous Story HC Partizan wins Serbian Cup 2012! Next Story → Kristian Kjelling plays Play Off in Qatar! Romanian Oltchim Valcea making a “dream team”, ready to fight for the EHF Championss League title with Buducnost and Gyori. New force of Romanian champion will be one of the best goalkeepers, Silvia Navarro (33), who is coming from Spanish Itxako.Navarro spent six succesfull years in Itxako. This will be her first team abroad. ItxakoOltchim ValceaSilvia Navarro

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When we tried to explain PKU to people in the past theyd

first_img By Órla Ryan Short URL https://jrnl.ie/4508122 ‘When we tried to explain PKU to people in the past, they’d say we were mad, things are different now’ People with this rare genetic condition need to maintain strict low-protein diets. It was the late ’70s when we were diagnosed, my mother had never heard of it. When she tried to explain it to people, they’d say ‘you’re mad’. Things are different now. “Sometimes we’d say we were vegetarian as that was easier to understand, but then you’d have to explain to people that dairy products were also a no-no.”Sarah said she was “very self-conscious” about having the condition when she was a teeanger but now feels much more in control of it.She said the growing number of people choosing vegetarianism and veganism has resulted in people generally being more accepting and aware of others’ dietary wishes and needs, something that wasn’t always the case in the past.There are a lot more food options available to people with PKU nowadays, but basic items like bread and pasta are more expensive than their standard equivalent. Sarah with her husband Lee and daughter Emily. Source: Sarah Tierney“Living with PKU requires a lot of preparation and forward-planning. It really is a diet for life,” Sarah said.If she were to eat more protein that she should, the side-effects would not be immediate but she would start to feel them over time. If I was to eat more protein than I should, while I wouldn’t see the effects immediately, after a while I would begin to experience symptoms of anxiety and loss of concentration.In general, children with PKU who eat too much protein experience worse symptoms as their brains are still forming. The PKU Association of Ireland has been campaigning for children with the condition to be granted access to Kuvan, a medication that could improve their quality of life. Sarah’s six-year-old daughter Emily was screened for PKU but doesn’t have the condition.Sarah said her condition requires a lot of meal-planning but noted that “very few genetic conditions have such a positive outcome, saying: “Once you have a diagnosis you can follow the diet, take your supplements and live life to your full potential.”PKU will be one of the conditions discussed at a conference to mark the 12th annual World Rare Disease Day this week. Bridging Health & Social Care, organised by Rare Diseases Ireland, is due to take place on Thursday, 28 February, in Dublin city. People who wish to attend can register here.  Sunday 24 Feb 2019, 7:00 PM 33,601 Views Feb 24th 2019, 7:01 PM PHENYLKETONURIA (PKU) IS a rare genetic disorder that affects a person’s metabolism.People with the condition need to maintain highly regimented low-protein diets, with 95% of “normal” food off-limits.Newborns in Ireland are screened for the condition via the heel-prick test. The country has one of the highest rates of PKU in Europe. About one in every 4,500 babies here is diagnosed with PKU or a milder form of the condition, compared to one in every 12,000 babies in the UK. Source: PKU IrelandIf untreated, PKU can result in permanent brain damage and other serious health issues. However, a person can live a relatively normal life once the condition is monitored and they follow a strict, sometimes expensive, diet. An average adult diet includes about 70-80g of protein per day. For someone on a PKU-approved diet this can drop to as low as 4g daily (the equivalent of one small potato).Sarah Tierney (41), from Naul in Dublin, was diagnosed with PKU as a newborn. She has “classic” PKU, meaning she can consume about 7g or units of protein a day. Some people with the condition can consume up to 20 units per day. For example, a potato, packet of crisps or six chips would be the equivalent of one unit of protein, and a shop-bought vegetable burger could be four to five units.Growing up in the ’80s Sarah can’t eat most meat or dairy products, often opting for meals that include salad or vegetables, potatoes or a waffle, or PKU-friendly sausages and pasta. She takes a blood test once a month to make sure her condition is under control.Her sister Jenny was also diagnosed with PKU as a baby and she said being able to talk to each other about the condition when growing up was a big help as most people didn’t understand what it was. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 1 Comment Share213 Tweet Email6 Sarah and her mother Liz. Source: Sarah TierneyHaving two children with PKU required “an awful lot of forward planning from my mother, she was always baking us food – back in the ’80s that was the only way, she had to prepare a lot of our meals from scratch”.last_img read more

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Gaza on state of alert after three policemen killed by reported ISIS

first_imgGaza on ‘state of alert’ after three policemen killed by reported ISIS bombers The police officers died at checkpoints last night. 9,671 Views 23 Comments Palestinians gather at the site of an explosion in Gaza City last night Image: Xinhua News Agency/PA Images Wednesday 28 Aug 2019, 7:16 AM By Stephen McDermott Aug 28th 2019, 7:16 AM Share2 Tweet Email center_img Palestinians gather at the site of an explosion in Gaza City last night THE GAZA STRIP was on a “state of alert” last night after explosions killed three policemen in Palestine, authorities said.The officers died in “two explosions targeting police checkpoints” late on Tuesday, the interior ministry in the Hamas-controlled region said in a statement.The Gaza Strip, home to two million Palestinians, was on a “state of alert”, the ministry said and AFP journalists reported an increased Hamas presence on the main roads of the enclave.Authorities in Gaza did not specify the nature of the explosions, but BBC reports that suicide bombers linked to the Islamic State (ISIS) group were responsible.The Israeli military bombed a Hamas military post earlier yesterday, after militants in Gaza fired a mortar round across the border, but said it had not carried out any air raids at night.Palestinian eyewitnesses at the scene told AFP that they had seen no aircraft overhead.Tuesday’s events were the latest in a string of cross-border incidents that have raised concerns of a further escalation of violence before Israel’s September elections.Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is fighting for re-election, with political opponents calling for tougher action against Hamas.On Monday, Israeli warplanes hit what the military said were “terror targets in a Hamas military compound in the northern Gaza Strip, including the office of a Hamas battalion commander”.Israeli authorities accused Hamas of being responsible for the latest violence.They claim it undermines a truce brokered by the UN and Egypt that provides for an easing of the Israeli blockade of Gaza in return for an end to military operations from the Palestinian enclave.With reporting from – © AFP 2019 Image: Xinhua News Agency/PA Images https://jrnl.ie/4785130 Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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Cassini espionne Vénus à travers les anneaux de Saturne

first_imgCassini espionne Vénus à travers les anneaux de SaturneLa sonde Cassini actuellement en orbite autour de Saturne a capturé des clichés plutôt inattendus. Ceux-ci dévoilent la planète géante à anneaux, avec au loin, sous la forme d’un petit point lumineux la planète Vénus.  Pourquoi photographier une planète lorsque l’on peut en avoir deux dans son objectif ? Après avoir dévoilé plusieurs secrets de Saturne, la sonde Cassini a dévoilé de nouveaux clichés de la planète à anneaux. Mais celle-ci n’y est pas seule : loin derrière, sous la forme d’une petit point lumineux apparait Vénus. Cette image un peu spéciale a été prise en novembre dernier tandis que Cassini était placée dans l’ombre de Saturne. Ceci a permis à la sonde de regarder dans la direction du Soleil et de Vénus et de prendre une image rétro-éclairée de Saturne et de ses anneaux dans un angle de vue particulier appelé “haute phase solaire”. Cette position d’observation révèle les détails des anneaux et de l’atmosphère de Saturne qui ne peuvent être vus dans une phase solaire plus basse.  L’une des images dévoilées par la NASA est en réalité une combinaison d’images rouges, bleues et vertes séparées, superposées pour donner une image en couleur réelle. Une autre image, prise en janvier, montre Vénus très proche de l’anneau G de Saturne, un fin anneau situé juste derrière les principaux anneaux saturniens. L’anneau E plus diffus est également visible. Une jumelle de la Terre aux conditions très différentes À lire aussiBoisson, météorite et Facebook, les actus sciences que vous devez connaître ce 5 septembreVénus est l’une des planètes rocheuses (avec Mercure, la Terre et Mars) de notre système solaire à orbiter relativement près du Soleil. Elle possède une atmosphère à base de dioxyde de carbone dont la température atteint environ 50°C et dont la pression à la surface est 100 fois supérieure à celle présente sur Terre. Mais elle est tout de même considérée comme une jumelle de notre planète, du fait de sa taille, sa masse et sa composition rocheuse similaires. Elle est couverte d’épais nuages d’acide sulfurique qui la rendent particulièrement brillante.  Le 10 mars 2013 à 12:17 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Surveillance video captures men using stolen credit card at multiple stores in

first_imgNORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Police need help identifying two men caught on camera using a stolen credit card in Northwest Miami-Dade.The two men allegedly smashed the window of the victim’s car and stole her backpack as she picked up her children from school. It happened in the area of Northeast 105th Street and Third Court in Miami Shores, on Feb. 22.The men were then caught on camera at a Footlocker store in the area of Northwest 109th Street and Seventh Avenue using the victim’s card.The men didn’t stop there, as they could be seen on surveillance video buying gas at a 7-Eleven gas station located near Northwest 95th Street and Seventh Avenue using the card once more.Miami Shores Police said the car the alleged thieves were seen in was a black Jeep Cherokee with dark tinted windows.If you have any information on this credit card burglary, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Saturday December 22 2018

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are 5 things to do in Wilmington on Saturday, December 22, 2018:#1) Santa Claus At As Good As It GetsSanta Claus has been awfully busy in Wilmington these past few weeks.  Jolly Old Saint Nick returns to town with an an appearance at As Good As It Gets (35 Lowell Street) on from 9am to noon.  Santa will pose for pictures, so bring your cameras!#2) WHS Boys & Girls Hockey In ActionThe WHS Boys Varsity Hockey Team battles Melrose High at Kasabuski Arena at 11:50am, while the WHS Girls Varsity Hockey Team takes on Melrose High at noon at Flynn Rink. The WHS Boys Varsity Wrestling Team is in action in a multi-school meet at Triton High School at 10am.#3) Christmas Lights On Freeport DriveResidents are encouraged to check out the Christmas lights display at 10 Freeport Drive. The Medros family has once again put together a wonderful display. Remember to tune your radio station to 88.7 FM.#4) Wilmington Food Pantry OpenThe Wilmington Food Pantry (142 Chestnut Street) is open from 10am to noon for food donation drop-offs. Learn which food items the Pantry is most in need of HERE.#5) CLOSED: Book Store Next Door, Wilmington Youth CenterThe Book Store Next Door and the Wilmington Youth Center are both CLOSED this Saturday and next Saturday due to the holiday season.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Saturday, December 29, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Saturday, February 2, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Sunday, December 16, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more

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Bethel granted 2 liquor licenses

first_imgAlcohol sales are coming to Bethel — legally — for the first time in 40 years.Download AudioThe Alcoholic Beverage Control Board granted Bethel two liquor licenses today—one for AC Quickstop and another for Bethel Spirits, a Bethel Native Corporation subsidiary.BNC Kipusvik facility, the proposed Bethel Spirits site. Photo by Myka Kernak / KYUK.The AC license passed in a 4-1 vote.The Board debated whether an Alaska statute restricting liquor stores on property owned or financed by the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation applied to AC’s application since the store is located within a public housing subdivision.The Board determined the Quickstop did not violate the statute, because it is not located on public housing property.The Bethel Spirits license carried unanimously with the stipulation that BNC moves the main entrance of the store to comply with Bethel municipal code.The code requires 300 feet between liquor stores and schools. The store site is located across the street from a youth detention facility that qualifies as a school under state statute and under local school district listing. According to a measurement taken by an ABC Board investigator, the current distance between the buildings totals about 146 feet.The Bethel City Council has been developing a new alcohol code that would reduce the required proximity between liquor stores and schools and bring the Bethel Spirits site into compliance.last_img read more

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Trump mocks Kim Jongun Hillary

first_imgDonald Trump let loose on Twitter Sunday with a shoot-from-the-hip volley of posts referring to North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-Un as “Rocket Man”-and picturing himself taking out Hillary Clinton with a golf ball.The US leader spoke Saturday night with South Korea’s president Moon Jae-In, pledging joint “steps to strengthen deterrence and defense capabilities and to maximise economic and diplomatic pressure on North Korea,” according to the White House.Trump’s own account of the conversation, which kicked off an unbridled salvo of early morning tweets, struck a less diplomatic tone.“I spoke with president Moon of South Korea last night. Asked him how Rocket Man is doing. Long gas lines forming in North Korea. Too bad!” the president wrote to his 38 million followers.He then launched into half a dozen retweets of internet memes celebrating his Make America Great Again campaign theme-topping it off with a GIF montage of himself taking a swing at a golf ball and knocking out his erstwhile Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.Trump is spending the weekend at his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey as he prepares to address the UN General Assembly next week.His latest bout of unbridled tweeting triggered a storm of online reaction-which he slyly acknowledged with a retweet of a Bloomberg article: “What Is Trump worth to Twitter? One analyst estimates $2 billion.”last_img read more

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Eminent Odissi dancer to enchant Delhiites

first_imgAn evening of lilting tunes and lyrical moves will celebrate the perfect communion of beauty, grace, melody, rhythm, movements and expressions, when the noted Odissi dancer from Bengaluru, Madhulita Mohapatra and her acclaimed Nrityantar Dance Ensemble will bring to stage the magical beauty of Odissi dance. the event will be conducted on May 1, 7 pm at Stein Auditorium, Habitat World, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. Odissi dance is an epitome of fluid grace, lyrical beauty, sculptural sensuality and deep spirituality with curvaceous movements, sculptured poses and impeccable rhythm. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfComplemented by soulful music, this dance of lyrical beauty cast a spell on spectators. The event promises an enchanting evening in store for all art lovers when Madhulita Mohapatra and dancers from the leading Odissi ensemble, Nrityantar reveal the beauty and elegance of Odissi dance to viewer’s delight.Young talented Madhulita Mohapatra has carved a niche as one of the leading Odissi exponents in south India. A graded artiste of Doordarshan and an empanelled artiste of Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), she is admired and applauded by the connoisseurs and critics alike, for her profound artistry and her innate abhinaya quality. She is the recipient of the prestigious IIDF and BCKA Yuva Kala Pratibha awards and has performed extensively in India and abroad. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveCounted among the foremost exponents of Odissi dance of her generation, Madhulita Mohapatra has found a way to appeal to the millennials with her new age works in Odissi dance. She is rightfully applauded for her inventive choreographic skills and her adeptness to keep her audiences engaged with the imaginative use of movements and space. Whereas the dance movements look fresh and innovative, they are deeply rooted in foundations of classical Odissi dance. Under her training, vision and supervision, young talented dancers of her troupe, Nrityantar Dance Ensemble, work tirelessly to meet the highest standards of artistic display. Madhulita Mohapatra’s group choreographies with her Nrityantar Dance Ensemble, are always a visual delight. The event will showcase an array of choreographies, from the timeless ones to new flavours of Odissi. Where Madhulita Mohapatra will enthral viewers with clarity and precision of her dance and her deeply moving abhinaya, her Nrityantar Dance Ensemble is set to mesmerise everyone with their captivating moves, powerful imagery and seamless synchronicity.last_img read more

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Space Xs Falcon Heavy rocket sent a Tesla Roadster with a spaceman

first_img Advertisement Elon Musk and Space X successfully launched the most powerful rocket since NASA’s Saturn V into space. The ambitious launch was made more impressive by the remarkable visual of the rocket’s side boosters returning to Earth and simultaneously touching down on a landing pad like a scene from a Hollywood sci-fi flick. While the boosters were softly landing, the Falcon’s main faring  released a Tesla Roadster with a spaceman dummy driver on a path toward Mars. The vehicle’s radio played David Bowie’s Space Oddity on a loop over the radio with the words ‘Don’t Panic’ written on the main dashboard display.center_img Per The Guardian:“The Roadster, still attached to the rocket’s upper stage, will spend hours zapped by radioactive rays in the Van Allen belts. After that, all being well, the upper stage boosters will fire one last time, pushing the Tesla out towards its elliptical orbit around Mars. If things don’t go to plan, it could orbit Earth, potentially indefinitely.”The video of the Tesla and it’s spaceman calmly cruising through space like a Sunday drive seem like a scene from a Stanley Kubrick’s 2001, The images of the ROUND Earth in the background are breathtaking. Elon Musk is a genius who, like Edison and Tesla, understands the importance of capturing the public’s imagination to promote his ideas.This is incredible.last_img read more

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