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Wednesday, 15 July 2015

7 Foods that Do Not Affect Blood Sugar


Blood sugar is not just something which should be monitored by diabetics, as the way your body feels is quite often determined by these levels. Low blood sugar can leave you feeling dizzy, cold or tired, whereas a high blood sugar level usually means you feel more awake and full of beans.

Home Remedies To Keep Your Teeth Healthy

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They say the mouth is the window to the health of the body. If that’s the case, then taking care of your teeth and gums should be an important part of your daily routine. Practicing diligent oral hygiene and visiting your dentist regularly are the best ways to achieve optimal oral health. However, did you know that there are

What Do You Want? 6 Steps to Manifest Your Dreams


Do you ever just slog through the day doing the tasks you know you have to do, meeting your responsibilities, but not having fun? Does it seem like fun is something you had before you had kids? You used to be able to take the time to enjoy life, but not anymore.

5 Tips for Social Entrepreneurs

5 Tips for Social Entrepreneurs

Being independent of geographic location or an employer allows you more freedom to pursue lifestyles like the one I live at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage in rural northeastern Missouri. Environmental sustainability depends on economic sustainability. Becoming a social entrepreneur is a way to marry your values with your independence.

FATHERHOOD: 100 ways to be a better father


Fatherhood is a tricky proposition. We all want to be great dads, but chances are, our fathers never sat down with us and taught us how to be a better father.
And we don’t necessarily want to be our fathers. I mean, we want to emulate their positive influence on us, but we also want to do it our own way. And because children tend to spend more of their time with their

Nigeria Relations with International Organizations Sources: The Library of Congress Country Studies; CIA World Factbook

Nigeria played active roles in various international organizations and vied for positions in them. For example, Joseph Garba, Nigeria's former permanent representative to the UN, was elected in 1989 to a one-year term as president of the UN General Assembly; Adebayo Adeedji was

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Son of Boston Police Captain Arrested as Possible Terrorist Adams, Mass. — By MICHELE McPHEE, BRIAN EPSTEIN and BRIAN ROSS

PHOTO: Alexander Ciccolo participates in "peace walk" in 2012.

The estranged son of a respected Boston police captain was arrested July 4 by FBI agents as part of a counter-terrorism operation against alleged ISIS-inspired domestic terrorists, federal officials told ABC News today.
Alexander Ciccolo, 23, of Adams, Mass., was taken into custody on gun charges after buying two pistols and two rifles from an undercover FBI confidential informant, federal officials said. In a search of his apartment, officials reported they found it loaded with possible bomb-making equipment including a pressure cooker, a variety of chemicals, an alarm clock, along with “attack planning papers” and “jihad” paperwork. FBI agents said he used the name Abu Ali al-Amriki and neighbors said he was a recent convert to Islam.
“This is a very bad person arrested before he could do very bad things,” one senior federal official briefed on the arrest told ABC News.

PHOTO: A photo of weapons allegedly purchased by Alexander Ciccolo was entered into evidence.PHOTO: A photo of weapons allegedly purchased by Alexander Ciccolo was entered into evidence.

An FBI affidavit said Ciccolo initially planned to travel to “another state” and use a pressure cooker bomb “to conduct terrorist attacks on civilians, members of the U.S. military and law enforcement personnel.” The FBI said the attack location was later changed to a town with a state university and would be concentrated on “college dorms and cafeteria, to include executions of students, which would be broadcast live via the internet.”
Ciccolo’s father is Boston police Captain Robert Ciccolo, a veteran commander assigned to Operations at Boston Police headquarters who was one of those to respond to the deadly Boston Marathon bombing in April 2013. According to the FBI, the younger Ciccolo said he was “inspired” by the Marathon bombing and the use of pressure cooker bombs, and told the FBI undercover operative, “Allahu Akbar!!! I got the pressure cooker today.”
Law enforcement officials said Capt. Ciccolo alerted counter-terrorism authorities about a year ago that his son, with whom he had had minimal contact for several years, “was going off the deep end” and “spouting extremist jihadist sympathies.”
According to the affidavit of an FBI agent, the younger Ciccolo recently stated that he is, “not afraid to die for the cause," and that he characterized America as ”Satan” and “disgusting.”
Capt. Ciccolo did not respond to a request for comment but late Monday the Ciccolo family posted a statement on the Boston Police Department's website.
"While we were saddened and disappointed to learn of our son's intentions, we are grateful that authorities were able to prevent any loss of life or harm to others," the statement reads. "At this time, we would ask that the public and the media recognize our grief and respect our desire for privacy." 

PHOTO: Boston cab drivers rallied before attending a hearing, chaired by Capt. Robert Ciccolo, with Boston Police Hackney Division at Roxbury Community College regarding a proposed fare increase on June 24, 2015 in Boston. 
PHOTO: Boston cab drivers rallied before attending a hearing, chaired by Capt. Robert Ciccolo, with Boston Police Hackney Division at Roxbury Community College regarding a proposed fare increase on June 24, 2015 in Boston.

According to the FBI affidavit, Ciccolo posted a photo of a dead American soldier and wrote, “Thank you Islamic State. Now we won’t have to deal with these kafir back in America.” Kafir is a reference to non-believers of Islam. In a meeting with an FBI cooperating witness, Ciccolo praised the recent terror attack on a beach resort in Tunisia that killed 39 people, according to the FBI affidavit. “Awesome. Awesome, you that ah, that brother in Tunisia was impressive,” Ciccolo allegedly said.
The younger Ciccolo is scheduled to be in court in Springfield, Massachusetts Tuesday morning for a detention hearing. He was quietly arraigned last Monday on the gun charges, according to documents filed in federal court today. Ciccolo has been held at the Wyatt federal lockup in Rhode Island since his arrest. 

PHOTO: Federal agents search a home in Adams, Mass. on July 4.PHOTO: Federal agents search a home in Adams, Mass. on July 4.

Last week FBI Director James Comey said agents had arrested more than 10 people with suspected ties to ISIS and that the busts foiled planned Fourth of July attacks.
“I do believe that our work disrupted efforts to kill people, likely in connection with July 4th,” Comey said.
Ciccolo’s arrest was among the ones that interrupted a planned attack, the officials said.
Prior to allegedly becoming an ISIS sympathizer, Ciccolo was photographed attending an anti-nuclear "peace walk" in 2012.
Jun Yasuda, a Buddhist who walked with Ciccolo in July 2012, told ABC News Ciccolo appeared to be “concerned about peace… and understood about non-violent protest.”
“We walked together after Fukushima, and he realized that he had an open mind and that people were wonderful,” Yasuda said.
Michele McPhee is a Boston-based freelance journalist and frequent contributor to ABC News. ABC News' Alexander Hosenball contributed to this report.

 Alexander Ciccolo participates in a peace walk in 2012. 

 Alexander Ciccolo participates in a "peace walk" in 2012.

Breast cancer warning to older women

Many older women are unaware of some of the early warning signs of breast cancer, according to a survey.
Fewer than half of the women over 70 who were questioned could name a symptom, apart from a lump.
The government health agency, Public Health England, which organised the survey, said that older women were also more likely to delay going to their GP.

About one in three women diagnosed with breast cancer each year are aged 70 or over.
A campaign by Public Health England, called Be Clear on Cancer, is urging older women to visit their doctor if they notice breast changes, such as a lump or a change to the nipple, skin or the shape of the breast.
Jenny Harries of Public Health England said: "We want women 70 and over to be aware of their breasts and to recognise any changes, report any new symptoms and just remember that you're not past it when it comes to breast cancer."
Figures show that about 9,500 women die every year from breast cancer and over half of these women (5,400) are aged over 70.
Sara Hiom, Cancer Research's director of early diagnosis, said: "This campaign highlights two important facts that aren't well known - that breast cancer isn't just about lumps, and that older women are most at risk."
"We hope these latest Be Clear on Cancer adverts will encourage women, especially older ones, to tell their GP about any unusual or persistent changes to their breasts, be that a lump, or something else like discharge, or a change to the skin or nipple.
"An early diagnosis, regardless of age, usually makes breast cancer more treatable," she added.

Extended screening

The survey from Public Health England questioned 731 women aged over 40 in England.

When asked to name symptoms of breast cancer, only 48% of women over 70 could name a symptom other than a lump.
Women aged under 50 and over 70 are not included in the national breast screening programme, but a trial is investigating the merits of extending screening to women aged 47-49 and 71-73.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in England, with about 41,000 women diagnosed each year.

'Softener' may help kill cancers


It may be possible to "soften-up" cancers before hitting them with chemotherapy drugs, researchers suggest.

A study, published in the Cancer Cell, uncovered how tumours can become resistant to commonly used drugs.

Sunday, 5 July 2015

Russia Seeks Cooperation In Science And Technology With Brics Members

As a further step to consolidate the group's footprint, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has ordered to sign a memorandum on cooperation with BRICS countries (namely Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) in the sphere of science, technologies and innovations, the official website of the Russian government reported in March.