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Egyptian archaeologists announce discovery of marble statue and 132 new sites

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Zahi Hawass, Egypt’s pre-eminent archaeologist, and Secretary General of the The Supreme Council of Antiquities, has announced that a rare statue constructed of white marble whose features resemble Alexander the Great has been discovered in Egypt. Hawass also stated that there are satellite photographs identifying many archeological sites which may also reveal buried monuments.

Calliope Papacosta was leading the Greek archaeological excavation in Alexandria when the white marble statue was found.

“A ribbon around the head of the statue proves that it belongs to an important person for such ribbon was used only be[sic] rulers,” said Hawass, “The 80 cm long, 23 cm wide statue has been discovered eight meters deep under the earth surface.”

Farouk Hosni, Egypt’s Culture Minister, is supporting archaeological dig sites and has set into place laws restricting illegal digging in confirmed archaeological sites which may contain historical monuments. The monument photography project, National Authority for Remote Sensing, Space Sciences (NARRS) and Mubarak City for Scientific Research (MuCSAT) combined Satellites technology, aerial photography and ground laser to locate 132 sites which have not yet been excavated.

One of these sites is north of Lake Qarun in the Faiyum area, and another at Habu city. Archaeologists are presently being sent out by the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism to areas before construction and building excavations to preserve invaluable archaeological treasures. At the Faiyum site near Cairo artifacts dating to diverse time periods have been found amongst these, an awl for stitching leather, fishing tackle, weapons, jewellery, pottery, coins, sawfish, whale fossils, and a 3150 BC block portraying one of the two leaders named King Scorpion.

Meanwhile, in other archaeological news, Iran’s three salt mummies found in the Chehrabad Salt Mine in 1993 will be moved to a technologically advanced vacuum chamber display case in Zanjan for better preservation. These mummies or Salt Men have been dated as being from the Parthian 237 BCE – 224 CE and Sassanid era, 224 – 651 CE.

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Skin Parasites that make your skin crawl are here to stay. They appear to itch from under your skin and are impervious to all standard medical treatments. Elimite and Quill will give you a four day reprieve and then the itching returns and it’s relentless. The only thing that helps are hot (almost scalding) baths and then only for a few hours. They are indeed skin parasites from hell.

What’s worse is that once you are infected, everything in your environment becomes contaminated or infected with them. You can also be highly contagious.

How does one get these skin parasites? The skin parasites can be transmitted direct from any one of many types of mites from an infected animal-rat mites, mice mites, bird mites, or any mite that takes up residence on animals. The skin parasites can also be transmitted by coming in contact with an infected animal’s feces such as mice or rat feces, bird feces–even cat or dog feces.

Indirectly, the skin parasites can be transmitted from anything that has been worn or in contact with an infected person-clothing, rugs, furniture, jewelry.

Yes, sitting in an airplane seat after it has been sat in by an infected person is all that’s required to become infected with these parasites. The same is true from barber’s chairs,

The only good news is that relatively speaking very few people are infected with these skin parasites-less than ten thousand in the entire country and not all of them are contagious.

What are these horrific skin parasites? The most popular one-the one that has gained the most media attention-is Morgellons. Relentless itching is only the first symptoms of Morgellons. Soon skin rashes develop along with lesions that don’t heal. Many sufferers report string-like fibers (some like loose cotton balls) along with black specs. The unfortunate reality is that there are no known diagnostic tests available to identify the skin parasites and no known medical treatment. The afflicted also notice that with continued infection they may actually cough up worms or larvae.

According to the experts there are several things to look for on your body to determine if you may be infected with skin parasites.

Non healing lesions or sores.

Fibers or filaments on skin at various non-healing sites where the skin parasites reside. You can see it with the use of a jeweler’s loop and they are also fluorescent under a ultra violet light.

Cotton-like balls on your body without any reasonable explanation.

Intense itching skin.

Stinging or biting.

Hair loss.

Chronic fatigue.

Brain fog.

Hard nodules under the skin.

Fibromyalgia or joint swelling and pain.

Black specs on the skin and bed sheets.

Presence of tiny strawberry type of spots-look like bright red blood spots just under the skin.

Any three or more of these symptoms are associated with the Morgellons parasite plus a co infection of protozoan and or Lyme disease.

Lyme disease is scary but real. The infecting organisms such as mites also pass along Lyme disease and or Protozoan infection. It’s like a double whammy. The infected one spends a lot of time in doctor’s offices only to be told that nothing can be identified. Helpful doctors throw at it everything they can in terms of prescription creams used for scabies, ring worm and so on, but nothing works for more than a few days. Unhelpful doctors suggest that the symptoms are caused by stress and in “one’s head.”

With no help from the medical community, the afflicted one turns to the internet where they learn of Morgellons and other skin parasites in the form of Collembola (Spring Tails) and nematodes such as Strongyloides Stercoralis

The internet, although very informative, is a shocking confusing world with many posting sites sounding of gloom and doom and many sketchy details of treatments.

Suffering from skin parasites raises some important questions. How do you bathe? What skin creams or lotions provide results? How do you get skin parasites out of your bedding, furniture, rugs? Although your doctor has no answers to these questions there are real down to earth answers to get your life back to normal.

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Sporting activities include golf, baseball, football, tennis, bowling, soccer, basketball, and many other physical activities played for fun, competition, or even for money. You may want to design your own sports shirts if you have a need for a team garment for the entire team capable of working regardless of your age. There are many reasons to customize garments online these days, and you will appreciate the positive results to fans as well as players.

Why should you design your own sport shirts?

When you design your own sport shirts, you will discover oodles of benefits. Perhaps one of the most beneficial is the ability for your team to stand out in the crowd. Each team has a specific set of colors making it a unique presence in the sport. As you find the best designs for your needs, you will discover that you become recognized for your colors.

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If you do not know or do not have team colors, perhaps this is the time you get to actually make an identity for your team! Choose appropriate colors for the team considering the age of the players, the sport, the gender, and the location. Some colors are definitely more warm than others, and the climate will play an important part of what colors you choose.

However, it must be mentioned that not all colors are chosen simply because they are nice looking together. Colors absorb or release heat at different levels. Once upon a time wearing white in the winter was taboo because white releases heat. You may want to investigate which colors are best suited to your environment as well especially if you are involved in an outdoor sports.

When you design your own sport shirts, you are saving money. If you are in charge of acquiring team uniforms, you will discover a world of expenses. You do not have to add on to those expenses by hiring a professional graphics designer. Instead, customize garments online to save oodles of money allowing you to maintain your team allowance.

You can even design your own sport shirts if you plan on giving those garments out to the public. This is a great opportunity to really reach your fans. When your team wins, your fans will celebrate; when your team loses, your fans will encourage your team to victory next time. Fans are an important part of a teams success, and when those fans have a tee or another product to remind them of the team, those fans will cheer you to victory.

Of course, you have many reasons to choose to customize garments online. However, one of your own reasons will suffice. You are in the driver s seat as you customize to perfection for better or for worse.

As you design your own sport shirts, keep in mind the players on the team and the fan base. These two concepts are extremely important to your success in the years to come. In addition, you may just be surprised at how affordable designing your own garments can actually be when things get tough.

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Interview with Reggie Bibbs on his life with neurofibromatosis

Friday, December 14, 2007

Neurofibromatosis (NF) is a genetic condition causing benign tumors (neurofibromas) to grow along certain types of nerves and, in addition, it can affect the development of bones or skin. There are several variants of the disease but type 1 and type 2 NF account for the vast majority of cases.

The disease manifestations can vary from very mild to severe. Major symptoms include growths on and under the skin; skin pigmentations called café au lait spots in type 1; acoustic nerve tumors and consequent hearing loss in type 2. Growths can affect nearly all parts of the body, and pressure on nearby structures can cause a wide variety of complications. There is a small risk that the tumors transform into malignant cancerous lesions.

NF is one of the most common single-gene human diseases; around 1 in 2,500-4,000 live births are affected by NF-1, whereas NF-2 occurs in about 1 in 50,000-120,000. Both type 1 and 2 are autosomal dominant conditions, meaning that only one copy of the mutated gene need be inherited to pass the disorder. A child of a parent with neurofibromatosis and an unaffected parent will have a 50% chance of inheriting the disorder. The gene responsible for NF-1 and possibly NF-2 is thought to function as a tumor suppressor gene.

In most cases of neurofibromatosis 1, patients can live normal and productive lives. In about 25-40% of patients there is an associated learning disability with or without ADHD. In some cases of neurofibromatosis 2, the damage to nearby vital structures, such as the cranial nerves and the brainstem, can be life-threatening. When tumors are causing pain or disfiguration, surgery is thus far the only proven beneficial treatment option.

Reggie Bibbs is a 43-year-old-man living in Houston, Texas. Mr Bibbs was born with a genetic disease called neurofibromatosis (NF), which causes him to develop tumors on his body (see infobox on the right). NF can be a subtle disease, but in Bibbs’ case it has left him with a disfigured face and deformed leg. But he is happy with the way he looks, and doesn’t want to change his appearance to please other people. He has launched a successful campaign entitled “Just Ask”, and that’s just what Wikinews did in a video-interview.

The interview was prepared by Wikinews reporter Michaël Laurent with the help of Bertalan Meskó (who has a popular genetics and web 2.0 blog). Their questions were sent to a close friend of Mr. Bibbs, Lou Congelio, who kindly conducted the interview.

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  • 1 Infobox: What is neurofibromatosis?
  • 2 The interview
    • 2.1 On neurofibromatosis
    • 2.2 Growing up
    • 2.3 A head to toe body tour
    • 2.4 The daily life of Reggie Bibbs
    • 2.5 Raising awareness and his campaign
  • 3 Sources
  • 4 External links
This exclusive interview features first-hand journalism by a Wikinews reporter. See the collaboration page for more details.

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Wikinews Shorts: May 9, 2007

A compilation of brief news reports for Wednesday, May 9, 2007.

At age 16, two girls from Collie, near Perth, Australia, decided to find out if they would feel remorse if they killed someone. On June 18, 2006, the two girls, who cannot be named as they are under 18, strangled Eliza Jane Davis, 15, and buried her body under a house. They knew it was wrong, but it “felt right,” they told police.

Today,a life sentence, with a minimum of 15 years to be served, was given in the case. “It was gruesome and merciless in the extreme,” Judge Reynolds said.

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A 17-year old girl in Ireland has won the right to travel to United Kingdom where she intends to have an abortion. Doctors have said that the child she is carrying will not survive more than a couple of days after birth.

The Health Service Executive had issued an order stopping her. Abortion in Ireland is illegal except in certain cases. Many women get around the ban by travelling to the UK. The High Court ruled there is no constitutional or statutory grounds for preventing “Miss D,” as the underage girl is known in court, from travelling to the UK.

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Due to a rising number of mortar based attacks, the United States Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq has told its staff to wear bullet proof vests and helmets at all times while outside or in unprotected buildings, reports the Associated Press.

The Associated Press also reports that an unnamed embassy official confirmed the order. The order reportedly came down on May 3, a day after a mortar or rocket attack killed four contract workers in the Green Zone.

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London serial murder accused Stephen Port makes first court appearance

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

A London man charged on Sunday with drugging and murdering four men made his first court appearance yesterday. Stephen Port, 40, was remanded to appear before a higher court tomorrow.

Port faces four counts of murder and four counts of “administering a poison with intent to endanger life or inflict grievous bodily harm”. He is alleged to have administered overdoses of recreational drug GHB. He allegedly murdered the men at his home before dumping the bodies, after finding victims online using gay dating services.

Three of the deaths were last year. Anthony Patrick Walgate, 23, was found dead on June 19, 2014 in Cooke Street. Port lives in Cooke Street. The other three alleged victims were found in the vicinity of St Margaret’s Church on North Street. Gabriel Kovari, 22, was discovered dead on August 28. Daniel Whitworth, 21, was found dead the following month on September 20. Fourth alleged victim Jack Taylor, 25, was found a year later on September 14.

Whitworth and Kovari were known to each other, according to testimony at inquest. The Metropolitan Police has referred itself to the Independent Police Complaints Commission concerning what police called “potential vulnerabilities in [our response] to the four deaths.” Police did not initially link the deaths.

Special needs teacher Port, who was guarded by three officers in the dock, spoke in court to confirm his identity. He did not indicate if he will deny the offences. He was arrested following a police appeal to trace a man seen with Taylor shortly before his death.

Police at the time released security footage of Taylor’s movements, with an officer telling the press “the man captured on CCTV may well be the last person to talk to Jack.” The four deaths were finally linked and passed to the Metropolitan Police’s serious crime investigators on Wednesday last week.

The Magistrates’ Court ordered Taylor to appear at the Old Bailey, a famed London courthouse, tomorrow. He spent the hearing holding one arm, and repeatedly looking at the floor, whilst clad in a grey tracksuit given to him by the authorities holding him.

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Every home uses some specific types of furniture. Among the most common furniture items, you must consider the sofa sets that are available in almost all the homes. Though these may differ in terms of material, design, and size, they perform similar utilities for every home. As a matter of fact, these sofa sets are very durable by their make and that is why it is the responsibility of the users to take very good care of these items and it is here that the users find how useful the sofa slipcovers can be for them and their sofasets.

It is true that the sofa sets remain totally safe and secure in these slipcovers and that is why the users must be very careful about buying the best one for their sofas. Though these covers for sofa sets are available almost everywhere, you need to find them from the most authentic place so that you can be assured about everything that determine the quality and durability of the sofa covers. For this, you must remember the name of Slipcover Mall, the company that is the home of the best quality of sofa covers.

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As because it is the home of the best quality of covers, so it has a large variety of all types of slipcovers that you might be looking for. You can consider various things while visiting the company at its outlet, both online and offline. However, you need to do a few tasks before you start your proceedings. You need to find out the size and shape of your sofaset that you have at your home. Apart from this, you would also need to consider the color and fabric of the slipcover for your sofa. However, you should never fail or forget to make a budget for your shopping as these are available at a variety of pricing.

Slipcover Mall is a US based company and it has its outlet at Connecticut. If you can reach the company outlet directly then you can find the treasure of these covers in front of your eyes. You can discover all the options well before you buy anything. You must keep all your option open so that you can grab the best product that can met your product. You can find the widest range of these covers where you need to be very specific about size, shape, and color. You must pay very good attention towards the quality of these products so that you can get the best as well as the most durable product for you.

You must be happy to know that the company delivers these products globally these days and you can get the best slipcovers for your sofaset sitting comfortably at your place. In this case, you would need to shop sofa covers online and for that you would need to depend upon the website of the company that allows customers from anywhere in the world to visit the online store and place their orders. The company charges additionally from these global customers. You can visit the website, surf through the products and find the one that you have been looking for.

Richard Bradford has been an experienced interior decorator who has a great experience in the use of the best types of furniture, especially the sofas and sofa slipcovers. He advises everyone to visit the Slipcover Mall to buy all types of

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Refurbished cafeteria opens in Romanian parliament

Wednesday, May 4, 2005

A new, refurbished cafeteria at the Romanian Palace of the Parliament in Bucharest has opened for the use of parliamentarians. The new cafeteria, which has mahogany furniture and leather draped armchairs, was officially opened yesterday, and is situated at the entrance to the Senate headquarters in the Palace of the Parliament.

Members of Parliament said they were not satisfied with the former cafeteria in the Palace, saying that it didn’t have proper tables and chairs to sit on. Many parliamentarians expressed their satisfaction at the opening of the refurbished dining venue, saying that they can now drink a cup of coffee “in a civilised manner” before sessions.

Bucharest’s Palace of the Parliament (Palatul Parlamentului in Romanian) is the largest building in Europe and the third largest building in the world, with an area of approximately 350,000 m². It contains both houses of the Romanian Parliament (the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate), as well as the National Museum of Contemporary Art (MNAC). It is also frequently used as a function centre.

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Colleges offering admission to displaced New Orleans students/OH-WY

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Due to the damage by Hurricane Katrina and subsequent flooding, a number of colleges and universities in the New Orleans metropolitan area will not be able to hold classes for the fall 2005 semester. It is estimated that 75,000 to 100,000 students have been displaced. [1]. In response, institutions across the United States and Canada are offering late registration for displaced students so that their academic progress is not unduly delayed. Some are offering free or reduced admission to displaced students. At some universities, especially state universities, this offer is limited to residents of the area.

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  • 1 Overview
  • 2 Ohio
  • 3 Oklahoma
  • 4 Oregon
  • 5 Pennsylvania
  • 6 Rhode Island
  • 7 South Carolina
  • 8 South Dakota
  • 9 Tennessee
  • 10 Texas
  • 11 Utah
  • 12 Vermont
  • 13 Virginia
  • 14 Washington
  • 15 West Virginia
  • 16 Wisconsin
  • 17 Wyoming