Resolving To Cure Cancer, Obama Promises The Impossible

Resolving To Cure Cancer, Obama Promises The Impossible

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In his 2016 State of the Union address last week, United States President Barack Obama declared he wanted America to be the country that cures cancer once and for all. Obamas goal is unrealistic, too simplistic and not achievable by the United States, or any other country. Cancer is not just one but a group of more than 100 different illness, for which no single cure will ever be effective. Finding better drugs to treat cancer effectively and with fewer side effect is absolutely help reduce the number of people who die from the disease. But instead of romantic hopes for cancer remedies, countries need to invest more to discovery better methods for early detection and awareness campaigns to promote healthier lifestyles. What Do We Entail By Cure ? Firstly, something this important cant ...
Small Consumer Drones Unlikely to Cause Head Injury, Study Says

Small Consumer Drones Unlikely to Cause Head Injury, Study Says

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The small, popular drones inundating the commercial market are unlikely to cause severe head traumata if they fall out of the sky and ten-strike people, a new analyze has concluded.The results are similar to findings earlier this year by researchers associated with the Federal Aviation Administration and offer more justification for opening the door to unmanned operations over mob. Researchers at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia, the site of an F-AAsanctioned drone testing facility, concluded that the risks of a catastrophic head injury were less than 5 percentage in an impact with a 2.6 -pound( 1.2 -kilogram) unmanned vehicle, according to results published in the Annals of Biomedical Engineering. Larger drones create higher hazards of injury, which may restriction their utilizes unt...
The match that changed football

The match that changed football

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( CNN) There was a day when Barcelona fans did not expect success. To wallow in despair was the accepted norm. Trophies? Titles? They were for others, usually the reserve of the grandiose club of the capital, Real Madrid. The European Cup was as elusive as the unicorn: talked about, looked at with wonder, pictured with others but never seen in this Catalonian city by the Mediterranean sea.A club like Barcelona, the nihilistic fans would say, would never reach the zenith of European club football. There was no bombast , no peacocking, just fatalism. The ironhanded years of General Francisco Franco, whose dictatorial regime had crushed Catalonia's earlier limited autonomy, had ruined the spirit. True, Barcelona had been able to sign football greats such as Johan Cruyff and Diego Maradona, bu...
VentureFriends closes 20 M fund to invest in Greek software startups

VentureFriends closes 20 M fund to invest in Greek software startups

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A tiny bit more VC money sloshing around Europe. This time its the turn of Greece-based VC fund VentureFriends, which is announcing the final closing of a 20 million fund to invest in Greek software and high tech startups at the seed stage. The two Partners of the fund are Apostolos Apostolakis and George Dimopoulos, with Stefanos Katsimpas also acting as a senior Associate. Over half the money was created last year and Im told VentureFriends has already done about 20 investments, but step up our efforts to get the word out that Greek entrepreneurs have another investor to approach. Interestingly, unlike a lot of local European VCs, the firms 40 or so LPs are all private. In other words, if I understand correctly, there is no tax-payer fund being gambled here. Specifically, Apostolakis te...
Fitness blogger’s viral post stresses focusing on your assets , not your flaws

Fitness blogger’s viral post stresses focusing on your assets , not your flaws

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A blogger has prayed her adherents to find themselves as others would rather than just focusing on "flaws." Louise Aubrey, who posts on Instagram under the moniker @mybetter_self, shared two identical photos of herself wearing a bikini. I am guilty. I am here to always be completely honest, because I feel social medias require more of it. | As much as I preach self love and genuinely made some advance accepting myself, there is something I really struggle with: images . . . Whenever I see a picture of me, the first things which catches my eyes are my FLAWS. I always see what is wrong. "Too close". "My nose appears too big." "My legs look too white". "I appear terrible" This is usually what follows when someone show me a scene they took of me. . . YET, I truly do not look at people...
46 Valentine’s Day Disaster Stories That Will Make You Want To Bide Single Forever

46 Valentine’s Day Disaster Stories That Will Make You Want To Bide Single Forever

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2. my puppy died from chocolate poisoning My dog got into my Valentine's Day chocolate that my girlfriend "ve given me", and later died as a result of chocolate poisoning. I was 16, and had stupidly left the candy out. 3. my boyfriend breaking with me by text Last Valentines Day, my boyfriend broke up with me by text. He messaged me that morning to tell me hed been cheating for our entire relationship. 4. my vajayjay must have been exposed to some kitties hair because it begin to swell up My college boyfriend gets his buddy to let us use his mothers' fancy New York apartment while they're out of town. So we build dinner, get naked and start rolling around on the floor. But this friend's parents have cats and I'm horribly allergic to cats. So I'm sneezing and my eyes are tearing up, but I ...

My boss has added me on Facebook. Should I accept?

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Nothing is more likely to discourage open sharing, which is what social media was meant to be for. On the other hand, they are the bossIt is hard to feel that this is a request you can refuse. No matter how circumspect you may be about Facebook friendship, your boss may hold it against you. But if you accept, theres a chance your posts could compromise your career. CoCo (@ ceturner1 6) Boss just added me on FB in the middle of the day pic.twitter.com/ fSWHGgOXJA January 5, 2017 Its rare that companies dont have a policy around this, but what really happens will largely depend on your workplace culture. If yours is the sort of office that is full of friends first, coworkers second, it may not make sense to keep them at arms length on social media not even your boss. I know of some ...
Kajsa Tylen: Cyclist violates Billie Fleming’s 77 -year-old record – BBC News

Kajsa Tylen: Cyclist violates Billie Fleming’s 77 -year-old record – BBC News

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Image copyright BBC Sport Image caption Ms Tylen battled with bad weather during her journey A cyclist who set out to pedal 50,000 km( 31,068 miles) in one year has violated a 77 -year-old long distance cycling record.Kajsa Tylen, 40, from Nottingham, began the quest to beat Billie Fleming's 1938 accomplishment on New Year's Day.Fleming cycled 47,642 km( 29,604 miles) to motivate others in to adopting a healthy lifestyle.Ms Tylen said it was "amazing" to have passed the mileage, but will continue her challenge until 31 December."It's been a long plod, but I'm really proud to have done it, " she said. "I'm going to have to do some rehabilitation when I'm done to walk without hobbling."She added: "For me to get the Guinness record I have to hit 50,000 km for them to verify it."Ms Tyle...
Ethics report: Florida Democrat Grayson likely violated House rules | Fox News

Ethics report: Florida Democrat Grayson likely violated House rules | Fox News

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FILE: Oct. 14, 2015: Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Fla. in Tallahassee, Fla.( AP) A congressional review panel told Tuesday that Florida Democratic Rep. Alan Grayson likely contravened House rules in his business activities and use of congressional faculty, as the separate House Ethics Committee moved to extend its probe. Grayson, who is running for the Senate seat being vacated by ex-GOP presidential nominee Marco Rubio, is being scrutinized considering a hedge fund he started when he was not a member of Congress and for allegedly use his congressional personnel for unofficial business. The complaint was originally handled by the Office of Congressional Ethics -- an outside, independent panel that reviews ethics grievances against House members. The office said in a 74 -page report release...
Sticky business: Selling British desserts to Americans

Sticky business: Selling British desserts to Americans

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Image caption Tracy's sticky toffee pudding is based on her mother's recipe As celebrity-backed reviews run, pudding-maker Tracy Claros got a pretty good one.A UK expat in Texas who was trying to introduce Americans to the pleasures of traditional British desserts, in 2008 her sticky toffee pudding was rather enthusiastically reviewed by Oprah Winfrey's magazine, O.The popular publishing gushingly described the mixture of sponge, chopped dates and toffee sauce as "the sexiest English creation since[ performer] Colin Firth".Unsurprisingly, Tracy's Sticky Toffee Pudding Company ensure a rise in marketings via its website, and at its main stockist, upmarket US supermarket chain Whole Foods Market.Not bad for puddings that Tracy had started selling four years earlier on a foldout table a...