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Tolontan: After the medical establishment stormed the TV, primarily to “Daily summary” We trample, I received a message
yesterday at 17
It is known, in short, the scandal disinfectants. On long, it’s about the series of surveys that Catalin Tolontan and team of investigative journalists from Gazeta Sport showed that hospitals in Romania are widely used disinfectants from businesses Hexi Pharma, disinfectants in which the active substances have been diluted up to ten times . In short, again, it is a system. A system that fails to protect those who really matter: the patients.

“We went after a company as felt journalist Mona Dîrţu in a commentary Tuesday (nr 27 April) fb, but by the system,” wrote in one of the surveys, journalists who had series investigations about Hexi Pharma.

In an interview for Republica.ro journalist Catalin Tolontan says that it all started in December 2015 with a message.

“After we published in December 2015 testimony of a doctor from the Hospital for Burns on” biological bomb that wounded were treated at Collective ” Establishment medical jumped as burned. And rushed over to television, first on “Synthesis Day,” to trample us. Then I got a message from a man inside Hexi Pharma: “If you want to know more about another crucial factor of hospital infections, looking for me.” We met several times and gained confidence. It gave us recipes which asserted that occur diluted disinfectants. Everything seemed hard to believe because I was convinced that the state controls and that this was not possible, “says the journalist. There followed five months of investigation and interviews “Every time I talk to someone in the office is crisp, denied, saying” That’s what the law requires, more than we can not. ” Then insisted to lead us in the hallway. There took us by the shoulders and told us “- Go, please continue.” Well refers to your job! “- Nothing, please continue, do not leave.” That happens to the upper floors of the health system. Maybe it’s the hypocrisy, but there’s more: the feeling of suffocation that, come what may, must come out. It’s the feeling of doctors, directors of the ministry, “says Catalin Tolontan.

We reproduce below the full interview:

In your opinion, which is how the authorities (Ministry of Health, Prosecutor, DNA, DIICOT) ought to act after series of investigations related to the Hexi Pharma?

No journalist can provide the service that the state fails to provide. We do not know how the authorities had to act. We strive to stay within our profession.

But hundreds of hospitals are used disinfectants manufactured by Hexi Pharma?

Speaking of hospitals, we can give the audience an insight of how long the five months since the investigation began and until publication. To understand better the atmosphere. Every time you talk to someone in the office is crisp, denied, saying “That’s what the law requires, more than we can not.” Then insisted to lead us in the hallway. There took us by the shoulders and told us: “Continue, please continue.” Well refers to your job!  “Nothing, please continue, do not leave.” That happens to the upper floors of the health system. Maybe it’s the hypocrisy, but there’s more: the feeling of suffocation that, come what may, must come out. It’s the feeling of doctors, directors of the ministry.

If you put on a board, we made this experience, knew the names of institutions on documents, irregularities such firms and silent, think about what it’s called that ?! There’s a word, but you’re afraid to write it and that can be considered crazy. We may collect testimonies.

What is the right course of action that you’ve imagined when you began to publish the series of surveys? To what extent it resembles what happens now?

We expected the government to react more quickly and firmly to protecting patients. Even if the actual figure of 5%, but not 5% of hospitalized patients means of Romanians 200,000 per year, of which 40,000 are children. Know any drug in this world who have dangerous effects incidence of 5% ?! It’s enormous.

You have revealed that since 2012 authorities had information on possible crimes committed by Dan Condrea without doing anything with them.

If you put on a board, we made this experience, knew the names of institutions on documents, irregularities such firms and silent, think about what it’s called that ?! There’s a word, but you’re afraid to write it and that can be considered crazy. We may collect testimonies.

In your opinion, what were the chances that the use of substances diluted to continue as long without the connivance of men decision makers in the health system and doctors?

The investigation started that way. After we published in December 2015 testimony of a doctor from the Hospital for Burns on “biological bomb that wounded were treated at Collective” Establishment medical jumped as burned. And rushed over to television, first on “Synthesis Day,” to trample us. Then I got a message from a man inside Hexi Pharma: “If you want to know more about another crucial factor of hospital infections, looking for me.” We met several times and gained confidence. It gave us recipes which asserted that occur diluted disinfectants. Everything seemed hard to believe because I was convinced that the state controls and that this was not possible. It took us months to understand the system and all authorities to admit that the state did in the last decade, no single test concentration! It seems to us the most important thing I told the people! When the state of hospitals and doctors abdicates, anything is possible. As one commenter on the blog where we post investigation: Condrea is the trigger, but her hand rule.

Not only in Romania, but everywhere struggling against enslavement of the medical profession to the pharma industry. Even doctors have a problem with that. You do not go to medical school to be allied companies, but support patients. Doctors ethics which I am sure will win.

Investigative journalists have shown over time the relationship of dependence that doctors have towards private firms (they pay, for example, expensive trips to congresses). How can cut this link counterproductive and dangerous for the patient?

As firefighters thought it was normal to be sponsored by those that control them, and knew this Raed Arafat, as in the medical field is considered normal. It’s a wide discussion worldwide. My feeling is that these things will stop because people do not swallow it. Not only in Romania, but everywhere struggling against enslavement of the medical profession to the industry pharma . Even doctors have a problem with that. You do not go to medical school to be allied companies, but support patients. Doctors ethics which I am sure will win.

From your knowledge, how many Dan Condrea exist in Romania?

I do not know. But I know that for each Dan Condrea, there are hundreds of Romanian who work hard and respect their peers. Mirela Neag called me last night, my colleague. It was tuflită. “Are you tired?” I ask. “Not. I cried. I reread what I wrote today, I reviewed the images Astoria and I do not believe in whose hands we have left together. A whole country at the mercy of psychopaths. ”

We are aware that it is the riskiest our investigation in the last 20 years. On its own way. If you look at their biography, that some are already the second time in prison, the story rackeţii Moldovan firms in Cyprus and Bulgaria, think a little and risks. First time to seriously reflect physical hazards

What pressures on journalists have been documenting and publishing the Gazette during investigations?

There was no, but we are aware that it is the riskiest our investigation in the last 20 years. On its own way. If you look at their biography, that some are already the second time in prison , the story rackeţii Moldovan firms in Cyprus and Bulgaria, think a little and risks. First time to seriously reflect physical hazards. And there’s a reason: people so devoid of empathy and discernment are capable of anything. They do not have much to lose.

What made you continue to go as Mona Dîrţu journalist wrote after the system?

It’s the kind of investigative journalism and professional feelings that I, and other colleagues from Mirela Sports Gazette I lived many times. But it’s the first of this magnitude to our colleague Razvan Luţac. Razvan made a decisive contribution. He is 23 years old and is already 7 years in the newsroom. And I feel proud that a young journalist for 23 years has brought people so much information. When the princes and kings Health disinfectants trade will wonder where they were fired, leaving crap strangers, services, or who knows what interest. To know this: a journalist for 22 years has revealed! Changing generations and, somehow, that this investigation would not have ever existed without the Collective, it is the legacy that we leave younger journalists. They need to be motivated, it’s their time to go after the system! And I think that’s valid throughout Romania, in all professions.

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diana time
yesterday at 23
begin to believe that we also have investigative journalists true! Congratulations!
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Sorin Codreanu
yesterday at 22
I think we do not know 1% of what happens in this country ‘under the table’.
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Abraham Magdalena
yesterday at 22
Dl.Tolontan thank you, but it’s very hard to think of all the consequences of this investigation! Somehow or another we are all, or should be touched! I honestly feel bad, nor can comment! Nausea and revolt!
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Titi Litra
yesterday at 21
I think these journalists should be protected in the rest of their days; what mess I did not get out of the house safely. but those who should protect them are also accomplices to theft, public opinion there, so were sacrificed for a nation of … guess what …
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Laurentiu Borta
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The word to be said is genocide!
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Ion Marinescu
yesterday at 19
A simple question: how is it possible that a company which inflate the price of 70 times to win so many contracts? What’s the point to talk about product compliance. One such firm is impossible not to be involved in acts of corruption. It is obvious that this corruption is not limited to company-hospital relationship manager but is coordinated centrally from the ministry.
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My question is: why so few of the “intellectuals” and journalists engage with society in which they live? Why C. Tolontan and others who theoretically should write about the joys and problems of sport, do more for uncovering corruption in Romania on Dilema Veche or contributors can read articles and knotted deznoada topic I cringe abstract metaphysics, but investigative journalist any social adevarata.Cred they do not and those who are a step or more behind them, they will not be touched by the effects of corruption Roman society? Is cheating them, life will show that you can not live in an ivory tower and maybe if you go to live in Hawaii what is happening in Romanian society do not touch directly. Remember Joseph Sava? He died of nosocomial infections.
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Anton Neculai
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Respect Tolontan AND SUCCESS !!! entire team
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this pressed: Putin, mai periculos pentru vestul Europei decât ISIS. Europa de Est, îngrijorată de o posibilă cooperare între Franţa şi Rusia, în detrimentul Ucrainei |via adevarul.ro


Atentatele de la Paris au influenţat rapid retorica Occidentului faţă de Rusia. Anterior considerat un paria, în prezent Vladimir Putin pare tratat cu bunăvoinţă de vestici, tot mai îngrijoraţi de actele extremiştilor din Statul Islamic (SI). Însă preşedintele rus este mai periculos pentru vestul Europei decât SI, avertizează un editorialist britanic, în timp ce statele baltice atrag atenţia asupra contopirii dosarului ucrainean cu cel sirian.Ştiri pe aceeaşi temă Atentate teroriste la Paris. Preşedintele François Hollande şi premier… Operaţiuni antiteroriste în Caucazul de Nord. Autorităţile ruse anunţă… Crimeea în întuneric. Provincia a rămas fără curent electric după ce m… Intenţiile globale ale Rusiei, explicate printr-o lecţie de geografie….Dacă până la atentatele teroriste care au însângerat Parisul pe 13 noiembrie Vladimir Putin era dur criticat pentru anexarea Peninsulei ucrainene Crimeea, în martie 2014, şi modul de desfăşurare a intervenţiei aviaţiei militare ruse în Siria, care viza mai degrabă poziţii ale rebelilor sirieni susţinuţi de Occident decât poziţii controlate de SI, de-acum liderul de la Kremlin este luat în calcul ca pe un potenţial aliat împotriva jihadiştilor, consideraţi principala ameninţare la adresa Occidentului. Dar oare lucrurile stau aşa?Teritoriul francez nu este singura parte a Europei aflată sub stare de urgenţă. Stâlpi de susţinere a celor patru linii care asigură alimentarea cu energie electrică a Peninsulei Crimeea, locuită de aproximativ două milioane de persoane, au fost aruncaţi în aer, sâmbătă seara, probabil de către activişti ucraineni, aşa cum sugerează imagini răspândite pe larg pe reţelele de socializare ce prezintă steaguri în culorile Ucrainei – galben şi albastru – lăsate la locurile exploziilor. Această întâmplare nefericită arată cât de fragilă este situaţia în sud-estul Ucrainei. De asemenea, ea mai arată cât de repede se schimbă priorităţile ţărilor în materie de politică externă, potrivit unei analize publicate în The Independent de Ian Birrell, fostul redactor-şef adjunct al acestei publicaţii britanice şi autor al discursurilor lui David Cameron în timpul campaniei electorale din 2010.Acum câteva luni, liderii occidentali au fost de avertizaţi, „în mod justificat“ în opinia lui Ian Birrell, că preşedintele rus se foloseşte de minciună pentru a câştiga timp de manevră şi reprezintă cea mai mare ameninţare la adresa securităţii Europei, după ce Moscova a anexat o parte din teritoriul Ucrainei şi a destabilizat alte două regiuni ale acestei ţări care încearcă să se apropie de Occident.De la rivalitate la cooperareLiderii occidentali au reacţionat dur faţă de intervenţia Rusiei în Ucraina, impunând sanţiuni în 2014 şi prelungindu-le în prima jumătate a acestui an. Mai mult, la începutul anului, premierul britanic David Cameron cerea ca sancţiunile impuse Rusiei să nu fie ridicate până când liderul de la Kremlin nu îşi va schimba comportamentul. „Cred că ar trebui să fim foarte clari că Vladimir Putin trebuie să ştie că, dacă nu-şi schimbă comportamentul, sancţiunile pe care noi le-am luat nu vor fi schimbate“, declara premierul britanic în februarie, în timpul sosirii la un summit european la Bruxelles. Cinci luni mai târziu, preşedintele american Barack Obama continua în nota lui David Cameron, acuzându-l pe omologul său rus că încearcă să restabilească gloria fostului Imperiu Sovietic cu preţul distrugerii economiei şi izolării ţării sale. „Rusia se află în recesiune profundă. Acţiunile Moscovei în Ucraina afectează Rusia şi poporul rus“, afirma preşedintele Obama la summitul G7, în Bavaria.În doar câteva luni, priorităţile par diferite. „După atrocităţile de la Paris, Obama şi alţi lideri occidentali s-au ghemuit pe lângă Putin pentru a pune la cale înfrângerea actualului inamic“, scrie Ian Birrel. Şase atentate, revendicate de SI, au însângerat pe 13 noiembrie Parisul, provocând moartea a 130 de persoane şi 352 de răniţi, cel mai grav atac terorist din istoria Franţei. Acest atac, comparat cu atentatele din 11 septembrie 2001 din SUA, au mişcat profund Occidentul, care şi-a intensificat eforturile în vederea creării unei „mari alianţe“ anti-SI. În acest context, preşedintele rus Vladimir Putin, a cărui ţară a pierdut 224 de cetăţeni în urma prăbuşirii unui avion pe 31 octombrie – un atac revendicat de o grupare afiliată Statului Islamic -, este văzut ca un potenţial aliat.Însă „comportamentul (lui Putin) nu s-a schimbat“, avertizează autorul. El a invadat Ucraina pentru a păstra influenţa Rusiei în fostul spaţiu sovietic. Ulterior, el a intervenit în Siria atât pentru a-şi proteja aliatul, preşedintele Bashar al-Assad, cât şi pentru a nu pierde portul Tartus, singura bază navală a Rusiei de la Marea Mediterană, explică Birrell, avertizând totodată că Putin „rămâne, fără îndoială, o ameninţare mai mare la adresa stabilităţii Vestului decât SI“.Europa de Est, îngrijorată de o posibilă cooperare între Franţa şi RusiaLa rândul lor, sta

Source: Putin, mai periculos pentru vestul Europei decât ISIS. Europa de Est, îngrijorată de o posibilă cooperare între Franţa şi Rusia, în detrimentul Ucrainei | adevarul.ro

this pressed: Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse…with Diabetes|via Lilly


Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse…with Diabetes by Amy O’Connor 11/17/15 1 Comment Facebook Twitter Google+ Email Spoiler Alert: This post contains details about last weekend’s episode of The Walking Dead. But, don’t worry, I don’t tell you what happens to Glenn because we still don’t know! On this week’s The Walking Dead, viewers faced a previously unexplored danger in the post-Apocalyptic world—managing diabetes. AMC’s Sunday night favorite introduced Tina, a young woman with more than just hordes of the undead on her mind as she wandered the roads near Alexandria; she also had diabetes. Let’s be honest, managing your diabetes can be tricky. Many viewers on Twitter and Reddit had a hard time fathoming how exactly one survives months or even years into a zombie apocalypse. One thing’s clear to me: Tina had an emergency plan for her diabetes. Life is full of unexpected events, disasters and tragedies, both natural and man-made. For diabetics, these situations become even more challenging. That’s where your emergency plan comes in to play. Check out this handy graphic from our partnership with the American College of Endocrinology for tips on how to make sure you’re prepared for any emergency, zombie or otherwise. Tina may not have survived long in The Walking Dead universe, but, ultimately, it was the bites of two zombies that brought her to her end – not her diabetes. As the episode came to an end, I couldn’t help but feel disappointed that we couldn’t have had a few more weeks to understand just how Tina had made it this far. It seems I wasn’t the only one. Here are a few of my favorite tweets sent during last night’s episode:

Source: Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse…with Diabetes | via Lilly

this pressed: New York Emergency Responders Go Through Active Shooter Drill|via NDTV


New York police line up near an abandoned subway station in a lower Manhattan to stage a drill simulating a terrorist attack

New York police line up near an abandoned subway station in a lower Manhattan to stage a drill simulating a terrorist attack

Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015, in New York. (AP)New York: Hundreds of New York emergency responders simulated a coordinated terror attack Sunday, days before one of the city’s biggest public events: the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.The long-planned drill at a Manhattan subway station got a last-minute update in the wake of the deadly attacks in Paris. Officials added an “attacker” wearing a suicide vest.”In New York City, we are, at this time, very well-prepared and continually improving that preparedness,” NYPD Commissioner William Bratton said outside the abandoned Bowery station in Lower Manhattan.The three-hour active-shooter exercise took place in the pricey Soho neighborhood populated by art galleries and boutiques. Members of the police, fire and federal Homeland Security departments went into action after a mock call reporting a gunman on the station platform.Of about 30 simulated straphangers in the station, a dozen suffered “critical wounds” from weapons firing blanks. Firefighters removed them on thick yellow plastic sheets and law enforcement personnel took on the threat.First responders from various emergency departments worked as a team, with communication and coordination between agencies an important goal.”There have been very significant improvements in that capacity since 9/11, also the coordination with the fire department,” Bratton said.The Department of Homeland Security used the exercise to test technologies including GoPro-like cameras worn by first responders and acoustic gunshot detection systems designed to give police and firefighters information to coordinate their responses. Such systems are being developed for surveillance of the subway system, the commissioner said.Sunday’s drill was funded by Homeland Security, and Bratton said there would be more such practice runs he says are “vitally necessary” and provide valuable response lessons.Bratton said New York law enforcement authorities, together with Homeland Security, are working closely with Paris investigators studying details of the Nov. 13 attacks there, aiming to prepare for similar suicide-bomber terrorism that New York has never experienced.The commissioner said New York would send a law-enforcement team to Paris when that probe was completed to learn as much as possible from those operations.Mayor Bill de Blaiso watched the three-hour drill, later calling it “an impressive display of the capacity of this city to respond.”The Islamic State group, which claimed responsibility for the Paris attacks, has said it would target the U.S., especially Washington and New York.Bratton noted that there is no specific threat against the city. But security in the subways, Times Square and other prominent sites has been bolstered.On Thanksgiving, thousands of officers – including 1,300 counterterrorism officers – will patrol the parade route and watch over millions of spectators, Bratton said. The parade passes through Times Square.Story First Published: November 23, 2015 01:55 IST

Source: New York Emergency Responders Go Through Active Shooter Drill

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‘Frankenfish’ salmon coming soon to a supermarket near you


News24US.comWhat’s for dinner? Before long, it may well be genetically modified salmon, the first such altered animal cleared for human consumption in the United States.Critics call it “frankenfish,” but the Food and Drug Administration granted its approval on Thursday, saying the faster-growing salmon is safe to eat. It could be available in a couple of years.“There are no biologically relevant differences in the nutritional profile of AquAdvantage Salmon compared to that of other farm-raised Atlantic salmon,” the agency said.The Obama administration had stalled in approving the salmon for more than five years amid consumer concerns about genetically modified foods. The fish grows twice as fast as normal salmon, so it reaches market size more quickly.AquAdvantage Salmon is engineered by the Massachusetts-based company AquaBounty. Ron Stotish, the company’s CEO, said in a statement that the fish is a “game changer that brings healthy and nutritious food to consumers in an environmentally responsible manner without damaging the ocean and other marine habitats.”AquaBounty said the fish could be on grocery store shelves in about two years, which is how long it takes the salmon to grow.Once the salmon reach stores, consumers may not know they are eating them. Because there are no material differences between an engineered and a normal salmon, the FDA says the law does not require the fish to be labeled as engineered. AquaBounty says that genetically modified salmon have the same flavor, texture, color and odor as the conventional fish.The FDA released separate wording that would set guidelines for retailers who do want to label the fish, along with additional guidance for voluntary labeling of genetically modified plant foods.Some retailers have said they won’t sell the fish at all — retailers Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, Target and Kroger have all said they are not planning to sell AquAdvantage Salmon.Critics have pressured retailers to reject the salmon, which they have labeled “Frankenfish.” They worry it could cause human allergies and the eventual decimation of the natural salmon population if it escapes into the wild.“There’s no place on our dinner plates for genetically engineered fish,” said Lisa Archer of the environmental advocacy group Friends of the Earth. “We will continue to work to ensure the market, from grocery retailers to restaurants, continues to listen to the majority of consumers that don’t want to eat this poorly studied, unlabeled genetically engineered fish.”Just hours after the announcement, another advocacy group, The Center for Food Safety, said it would sue FDA to block the approval.Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski, a Republican, has said the engineered salmon could harm her state’s wild salmon industry. She took to the Senate floor to criticize the FDA shortly after the announcement, saying she was “spitting mad.” She and other Alaska and Pacific Northwest lawmakers said they will swiftly push legislation to mandate labeling of the modified fish.The FDA said the salmon will be allowed to be raised only in land-based, contained hatchery tanks at two facilities in Canada and Panama, and that other facilities in the US or elsewhere cannot breed or raise the salmon for human consumption. Those restrictions limit the amount of food the company can produce.The agency said that there are “multiple and redundant levels of physical barriers” in the facilities to prevent the escape of fish. The fish would be bred to be female and sterile, so if any did escape, they should not be able to breed.The salmon has an added growth hormone from the Pacific Chinook salmon that allows that fish to produce growth hormone all year long. Engineers have been able to keep the hormone active by using another gene from an eel-like fish called an ocean pout that acts like an “on” switch. Typical Atlantic salmon produce the growth hormone for only part of the year.Bernadette Dunham, director of the FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine, said the agency “has thoroughly analyzed and evaluated the data and information” submitted by AquaBounty. To approve an engineered animal for human consumption, the agency reviews a company’s data and must determine that the food is safe to eat, that the engineering is safe for the fish and that the company’s claim — in this case, faster growth — is accurate.AquaBounty’s Stotish said he is hopeful the fish will gain consumer acceptance as people learn more about it.“We think time and education and information may allow many of these folks to change their mind,” he said of critics.

Source: ‘Frankenfish’ salmon coming soon to a supermarket near you

Camels, the Even-Toed Ungulates


Camels, the Even-Toed Ungulates

Camels, ruminant mammals of the family Camelidae, are well adapted to desert life, as they can live for several days without drinking and their broad, flat, two-toed feet do not sink in the sand. There are two species of true camel, the single-humped Arabian camel, a domesticated animal used in Arabia and N Africa, and the two-humped Bactrian camel of central Asia. The humps, fat stores that provide energy and water when metabolized, also aid in desert survival. How fast can a camel run? More… Discuss

this pressed: Paris attacks: Syrian refugees in UK screened properly twice – as it happened on Sunday morning, November 15 – Telegraph


May: Syrian refugees in UK screened properly twice. Refugees from Syria coming to the UK will be screened on two levels and the UK is making sure they are checked, the Home Secretary has insisted.Theresa May sought to reassure the public that the UK was working with the UN refugee agency to check against “issues like war crimes and serious criminality”.On the BBC Andrew Marr Show, they said: “We have processes in place and there are two levels of screening that take place.“First of all, we are taking people of course directly from camps. We are working with UNHCR [the UN High Commissioner for Refugees].“UNHCR take biometrics, they look at documents, they interview people. They do their own process of screening against issues like war crimes and serious criminality.“Then there is a further check that is done once people are referred to the UK. The Home Office then undertakes further checks, further biometrics are taken.“We are ensuring that we are checking people who are coming into the UK. And of course, we are taking people directly from camps, and that means we are taking some of the most vulnerable people.”SAS on UK streets?“There are tried and tested arrangements in place to give military support. I don’t comment on the particulars of any deployments that are made. But we have arrangements in place where necessary for the police to have military support,” Mrs May told Marr.British victims could rise?The Home Secretary said the UK was still gathering information on whether more Britons have been killed but were concerned there were others”We believe that [there are] a handful of others of concern, others who have been injured as a result of these terrible incidents that have taken place.“As you can imagine, we want to make sure that we get absolutely the right information before any more information is made public.”

Source: Paris attacks: Syrian refugees in UK screened properly twice – as it happened on Sunday morning, November 15 – Telegraph

this day in the yesteryear: The Exploding Whale Incident (1970)


The Exploding Whale Incident (1970)

In 1970, a 45-ft (14-m), 8-ton sperm whale died after beaching itself near Florence, Oregon. Charged with disposing of the carcass, the Oregon Highway Division decided that half a ton of dynamite would effectively break the whale into pieces small enough for scavengers to clear. The explosion, which launched large chunks of blubber so far that at least one car was damaged, was filmed by a TV crew and became the stuff of legend. Why did a 50-ton whale spontaneously explode in Taiwan in 2004? More… Discuss

Environment: Mayumba National Park


Mayumba National Park

In 2002, Gabon’s president established a national park system that protects about 11% of the country’s land and waters. Included is Mayumba National Park, located on the Atlantic coast of central Africa and dedicated to the protection of marine life. The park shelters a 60 km (37 mi.) strip of beach and coastal vegetation and extends another 15 km (9 mi.) out to sea. Dolphins and whales can often be found in the waters off the coast. What reptile uses the park’s beach as its breeding ground? More… Discuss

This Pressed At EUZICASA: Ţară fără autorizaţie: 93% din şcolile din România nu au autorizaţie de la pompieri, Arena Naţională a fost închisă de ISU, Guvernul face apel la patronii de discoteci | adevarul.ro


Doar aproape 1.300 de şcoli din România, reprezentând 7% din numărul total de 19.000 de şcoli, au autorizaţie de la pompieri, potrivit situaţiei prezentate sâmbătă de premierul interimar Sorin Cîmpeanu, care deţine totodată şi portofoliul de ministru al Educaţiei.Ştiri pe aceeaşi temă Incendiu la Colectiv. Cluj Arena, stadionul care a găzduit cel ma… Cum a fost posibil ca Arena Naţională să funcţioneze mai bine de patru… Pentru ce nereguli poate închide ISU cluburile, discotecile, restauran…Premierul interimar Sorin Cîmpeanu a declarat, sâmbătă, într-o conferinţă de presă la Palatul Victoria, că 7% din şcolile din România, respectiv 1.295 din totalul de 19.000, au autorizaţie de la Inspectoratul pentru Situaţii de Urgenţă, restul neavând astfel de documente. “Asta este realitatea”, a spus Cîmpeanu.
Oficialul i-a mai avertizat pe patronii cluburilor să respecte normele de siguranţă pentru că se vor confrunta cu controale şi vor fi închise pe loc dacă se constată nereguli. “Dacă prindem un club sau o discotecă care depăşeste cifrele prevăzute prin autorizaţie, o închidem pe 60 de zile şi o să amendăm între 30 şi 100.000 de lei, aşa cum prevede legea. (…) Vor fi controale şi astăzi, şi mâine, şi poimâine, continuu”, a punctat şi secretarul de stat Raed Arafat. La rândul său, ministrul Sănătăţii, Nicolae Bănicioiu, întrebat câte spitale sunt fără autorizaţie de la pompieri, a răspuns că sunt în evaluare şi săptămâna viitoare va fi făcut public acest bilanţ. Meciul Steaua – FC Botoşani, contând pentru etapa a XVII-a a Ligii I, se va disputa la Cluj-Napoca, după ce autorităţile au constatat că Arena Naţională din Bucureşti nu avea autorizaţie de securitate la incendiu.Secretarul de stat Raed Arafat a declarat, însă, la Guvern, că există soluţii tehnice, astfel încât Arena Naţională să primească autorizaţia. De asemenea, nici stadionul Cluj Arena nu deţine autorizaţie.

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today’s birthday: Marie Curie (1867)


Marie Curie (1867)

Marie Curie was a Polish-born French physical chemist. She married fellow physicist Pierre Curie in 1895, and together they discovered the elements radium and polonium—which Marie named after her native Poland. They also distinguished alpha, beta, and gamma radiation. For their work on radioactivity—a term she coined—the Curies shared the 1903 Nobel Prize for Physics with Henri Becquerel. This made Marie the first woman to receive a Nobel Prize. In 1911, she became the first person to win what? More… Discuss

this pressed: Public Health: Top 10 Vaccine-Preventable Diseases in Pictures|via WebMD


whooping cough infection

2. Whooping Cough (Pertussis) What it is: A lung infection that makes it hard to breathe due to severe coughing. How you get it: People can breathe in the pertussis bacteria when someone who has whooping cough coughs or sneezes. Why it’s serious: It can be life-threatening, especially in babies less than 1 year old. Whooping cough can lead to pneumonia, seizures, and slowed or stopped breathing. Get the WebMD list of the top 10 vaccine-preventable diseases, including measles, whooping cough, flu, polio, pneumococcal disease, meningococcal disease, mumps, Hib, tetanus, and hepatitis B.

2. Whooping Cough (Pertussis)

What it is: A lung infection that makes it hard to breathe due to severe coughing.

How you get it: People can breathe in the pertussis bacteria when someone who has whooping cough coughs or sneezes.

Why it’s serious: It can be life-threatening, especially in babies less than 1 year old. Whooping cough can lead to pneumonia, seizures, and slowed or stopped breathing.

Get the WebMD list of the top 10 vaccine-preventable diseases, including measles, whooping cough, flu, polio, pneumococcal disease, meningococcal disease, mumps, Hib, tetanus, and hepatitis B.

Source: Top 10 Vaccine-Preventable Diseases in Pictures|via WebMD

this pressed: Glycohemoglobin (HbA1c, A1c) |via Web MD


Hemoglobin

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Illustration copyright 2000 by Nucleus Communications, Inc. All rights reserved. http://www.nucleusinc.com Hemoglobin is the substance in red blood cells that carries oxygen. ByHealthwise Staff Primary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD – Internal Medicine Specialist Medical ReviewerBrian Leber, MDCM, FRCPC – Hematology Current as ofMarch 12, 2014 WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise Last Updated: March 12, 2014 This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information. © 1995-2015 Healthwise, Incorporated. Healthwise, Healthwise for every health decision, and the Healthwise logo are trademarks of Healthwise, Incorporated. (click to access the website)


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Hemoglobin is the substance in red blood cells that carries oxygen.

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Primary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD – Internal Medicine
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Current as of March 12, 2014

Medical Reference from Healthwise

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Glycohemoglobin (HbA1c, A1c)

A glycohemoglobin test, or hemoglobin A1c, is a blood test that checks the amount of sugar (glucose) bound to the hemoglobin camera.gif in the red blood cells. When hemoglobin and glucose bond, a coat of sugar forms on the hemoglobin. That coat gets thicker when there’s more sugar in the blood. A1c tests measure how thick that coat has been over the past 3 months, which is how long a red blood cell lives. People who have diabetes or other conditions that increase their blood glucose levels have more glycohemoglobin (sugar bound to hemoglobin) than normal.

An A1c test can be used to diagnose prediabetes or diabetes. The A1c test checks the long-term control of blood glucose levels in people with diabetes. Most doctors think checking an A1c level is the best way to check how well a person is controlling his or her diabetes.

A home blood glucose test measures the level of blood glucose only at that moment. Blood glucose levels change during the day for many reasons, including medicine, diet, exercise, and the level of insulin in the blood.

It is useful for a person who has diabetes to have information about the long-term control of blood sugar levels. The A1c test result does not change with any recent changes in diet, exercise, or medicines.

Glucose binds to hemoglobin in red blood cells at a steady rate. Since red blood cells last 3 to 4 months, the A1c test shows how much glucose is in the plasma part of blood. This test shows how well your diabetes has been controlled in the last 2 to 3 months and whether your diabetes treatment plan needs to be changed.

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Power Plant Families Experience Pain | Power Plant Men


This hard hat sticker expresses the bond that exists within the Power Plant family more than it was originally intended.  After Randy Dailey gave me a stack of these a few years after I left the plant, I have kept these stickers handy to remind me of that bond.

I was reminded of this bond this past week when Ben Davis reached out to me to let me know that Ray Eberle’s wife Barbara passed away the previous Friday.  I knew that Barbara was very ill, and that Ray has been by her side almost constantly for the past year caring for her, so I was not surprised by the news.

Source: Power Plant Families Experience Pain | Power Plant Men

Opting out: Inside corporate America’s push to ditch workers’ comp – ProPublica


One Texas lawyer is helping companies opt out of workers’ compensation and write their own rules. What does it mean for injured workers?

Source: Opting out: Inside corporate America’s push to ditch workers’ comp – ProPublica

today’s birthday: Typhoid Mary (1869)


Typhoid Mary (1869)

Mary Mallon was the first person in the US to be identified as a healthy carrier of typhoid fever. In 1904, a typhoid epidemic was traced to homes where she had been a cook. She fled but was located by authorities and forcibly quarantined for several years. In 1910, she was released on the condition that she not take another food-handling job. Discovered cooking again in 1914, she was quarantined for life. Though she herself never had the disease, she infected about 50 people. How many died? More… Discuss

Pope Francis prays at Western Wall, leaving note for peace


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Health: Olive Oil


Olive Oil

Traditionally, olive oil, a yellow to greenish vegetable oil, was produced by crushing olives in mortars or beam presses. Modern processing involves mixing a ground olive paste with water, and extracting the oil using a centrifuge. The olive tree is native to the Mediterranean basin, where olive oil has been used for millennia as lighting fuel, anointing oil, and in food preparation. Recent scientific evidence suggests olive oil may reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes; how? More… Discuss

Facebook: Tara Fagarasului: Dejani


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Dejani. Ca tot omul din Tara Fagarasului, de 1 Mai, plecam spre poalele muntelui, la iarba verde… respectam protocolul zonei si inlocuim gratarul cu un ceaun vechi, in care aruncam ceva carnita de mistret, pastrata bine din sezonul de iarna, coplesita cu cartofi, ceapa, smantana, un piculet de vin si alte mirodenii… sa te lingi pe deste, nu alta! (bucatar Alex Boeriu – vanator:) ( in proiectul nostru Slow Food Tara Fagarasului ne descopera gusturile de acasa)
— with Ranea Cornel Marian, Alex Boeriu, Marius Schumi and Casa Terra.

Source: Facebook

Translation by Google Translate: Dejani. Like every man in Fagaras, May 1, we go to the mountain, green grass with the Protocol and replace the grill area with an old pot, which take a wild boar, keep well in the winter season, overwhelmed with potatoes, onions, sour cream, a wee bit of wine and other spices you lick enough, nothing else! (chef Alex Boeriu hunter 🙂 (in our project Slow Food Fagaras reveals the tastes of home) with Rane CornelMarian, Alex Boeriu, Marius Schumi and Casa Terra.

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The Funny Ways That Animals Sleep


The Funny Ways That Animals Sleep

historic musical bits: Horowitz plays Schumann Blumenstück (1966 live)


Horowitz plays Schumann Blumenstück (1966 live)

today’s birthday: Arnold Palmer (1929)


Arnold Palmer (1929)

One of golf’s most charismatic players, Palmer was instrumental in popularizing the sport in the US. After winning the US Amateur championship, Palmer turned professional in 1954 and won the Canadian Open in 1955. Between 1958 and 1964, he won the Masters four times, the British Open twice, and the US Open once. In 1967, he became the first golfer to earn more than $1 million in prize money. One of the first television-age golfing personalities, he attracted a loyal following known as what? More… Discuss

Scuba Diving


Scuba Diving

Deep sea diving is generally performed with the aid of a breathing apparatus. Scuba (an acronym for Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus) is a system that delivers air to the diver at the same pressure exerted by the surrounding water. Most scuba divers limit their descent to about 130 ft (40 m), though certain record setters have reached depths of 300 ft (91 m) or more. At depths beyond 130 ft, nitrogen narcosis may set in; how does this condition impair a diver’s judgment? More… Discuss

today’s holiday: Mobile-Phone Throwing World Championship


Mobile-Phone Throwing World Championship

The Mobile-Phone Throwing World Championship takes place in August in Savonlinna, Finland. The light-hearted event offers several categories for men, women, and teams: original, which is based on distance; freestyle, based on distance, style, aesthetics, and creativity; and juniors, which is limited to children 12 years old and under. First-place winners get a new mobile phone. Since the inaugural competition in 2000, several European countries—including Norway, Switzerland, and Germany—have introduced their own national championships. More… Discuss

Tough lessons to learn from Hiroshima and Nagasaki: just war, nuclear disarmament :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)


Ruins of Nagasaki, shortly after the Aug. 9, 1945 atomic bombing of the city the United States. Public Domain, via National Archives and Records Administration.

By Kevin J. Jones

Denver, Colo., Aug 6, 2015 / 12:10 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The 70th anniversary of the US atomic strikes on Japan has prompted reflection, commemoration, and debate about the ethics of war and the world’s nuclear arsenal.

“There’s no winning in nuclear war,” Maryann Cusimano Love, an international relations professor at the Catholic University of America, told CNA. Hiroshima and Nagasaki teach “how horrific nuclear war is.”

“Many folks are not aware of how many nuclear weapons remain with us today and how dangerous these arsenals are,” she continued. “That is why the Catholic Church has continued to argue that we have to get rid of nuclear weapons, that the presence of these weapons is very dangerous for human life and very destabilizing.”

Seventy years ago, the only wartime use of nuclear weapons took place in the Aug. 6 attack on Hiroshima and the Aug. 9 attack on Nagasaki by the United States.

The Hiroshima attack killed around 80,000 people instantly and may have caused about 130,000 deaths, mostly civilians. The attack on the port city of Nagasaki killed about 40,000 instantly and destroyed a third of the city, the BBC reports.

The attacks took a heavy toll on all of Japan’s population, but Nagasaki was a historic center of Catholicism since European missionaries such as St. Francis Xavier arrived in the 16th century. After Japan’s rulers closed the country, in part due to fears of foreign domination, Japanese Catholics survived centuries of persecution before their freedom of religion was secured again in the 19th century.

via Tough lessons to learn from Hiroshima and Nagasaki: just war, nuclear disarmament :: Catholic News Agency (CNA).

picture of the day: The Trinity Atomic Bomb Test



The Trinity Atomic Bomb Test

Just before dawn on July 16, 1945, the first atomic test bomb was exploded at a site called Trinity in the New Mexican desert. It was the culmination of 28 months of intense scientific research conducted under the leadership of physicist Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer (seen above) under the code name Manhattan Project. The successful atomic test was witnessed by only one journalist, William L. Laurence of the New York Times, who described seeing the blinding explosion: ‘One felt as though he had been privileged to…be present at the moment of the Creation when the Lord said: Let There be Light.’ Oppenheimer’s own thoughts from the Hindu Bhagavad-Gita were very different: ‘I am become death, the shatterer of worlds.’

Photo: Library of Congress