Hunter says he caught ‘Bigfoot’ on camera

Hunter says he caught ‘Bigfoot’ on camera

By | February 23, 2017

Monday, October 29, 2007

A hunter from Pennsylvania says that he managed to snap photographs supposedly of the legendary Bigfoot, but this one is said to be a juvenile.

Rick Jacobs says that he snapped the pictures in September of 2007 when he set up an automatic camera in a tree in the Allegheny National Forest in northwest Pennsylvania for hunting deer. Bait was used to attract animals which consisted of a “aromatic deer attractant” and various mineral in the form of a block that the deer would lick. Jacobs says that he will not reveal the exact location of where the image was taken because he believes hunters and tourists will flood the area in an attempt to get a glimpse of it.

The Bigfoot Field Research Organization says that the photo is of a Bigfoot, but they state that this one appears to be very young. On their website they list the discovery as an “Unclassified primate?”

In all, three images were captured. The first image is of bear cubs, and in the second and third images are what appears to be a “juvenile sasquatch.” Some say that it is likely a bear. There are several minutes, at least 30-35, from the time the bears left to when the unidentified animal arrived. The animal appears to have two arms and two legs, but appears to walk hunched over, with its knuckles dragging on the ground.

“We are seeking comparative images of a skinny, mangy bear, bent over and smelling the ground, as you see in this image. The people we have spoken with so far who have spent a great deal of time with both primates and bears (mainly zoologists) say this figure looks much more like a primate smelling the ground than like a skinny bear smelling the ground,” said a statement posted on the organization’s website.

The organization states that the images are being examined by experts in Canada and the United States and that more information will be available in a few days.

Despite the organization’s claim, the Pennsylvania Game Commission says that they have seen this before and it appears to be a bear with a possible skin disease.

Anthrocon 2007 draws thousands to Pittsburgh for furry weekend

Anthrocon 2007 draws thousands to Pittsburgh for furry weekend

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Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania — Local caterers get ready for big business, as almost three thousand fans converge on the David L. Lawrence Convention Center over the Independence Day weekend for the world’s largest ever furry convention, Anthrocon 2007.

Many hope to renew acquaintances, or meet new friends. Others look to buy from dealers and artists, or show off new artwork or costumes. Some attend to make money, or even learn a thing or two. But one thing unites them: They’re all there to have fun.


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Princeton library joins Google project to digitise books

Princeton library joins Google project to digitise books

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Tuesday, February 6, 2007

Princeton University has decided to join Google’s project to digitise the book collections of major libraries to enable online searches of the texts, becoming the 12th major library to partner with Google.

The officials from Google stated that Princeton University is to digitize about 1 million public domain books. These books are no longer under copyright.

Princeton’s 250 years old library has a collection of more that 6 million printed works, as well as about 5 million manuscripts and around 2 million nonprint items.

Together with Princeton’s library system Google is to determine specific parts of the collection that will afterwards be digitized.

Google’s Library Project is rather young, being introduced in late 2004. It started with a group of several major library systems. Among them there were: New York Public Library, and several academic libraries of Harvard, Oxford, Stanford and the University of Michigan.

The second flow encompassed library systems from the University of California, which was later followed by the University Compultense of Madrid and Catalonia’s National Library. Among others to join the second round were the universities of Wisconsin, Madison, Virginia and Texas University at Austin.

The works that remain covered by the copyright law were digitized only at the libraries of Michigan and Texas. Google was sued in October 2005 by several major U.S. publishers. While the case is yet to come to trial, the publishers’ goal is to block Google’s plans to make a storage of copyrighted works that is free-to-use.

Travel Nursing A Cure For Burnout?

By | February 22, 2017

Submitted by: Winston P. McDonald

Twenty states have reciprocal agreements with one another allowing nurses licensed and residing in one member state to practice in any other member state. These participating states are said to be in the Nurse Licensure Compact Agreement. States participating, as of 2006, include Wisconsin, Utah, Mississippi, Tennessee, Texas, South Dakota, North Dakota North Carolina, New Jersey, Nebraska, Maryland, Maine, Iowa, Indiana, Idaho, Delaware, Arkansas, Arizona, New Mexico and Virginia. More are on the horizon.

This Compact creates some exciting possibilities for a workforce experiencing high burnout and most significant among them is travel nursing .

Travel nursing is one answer for RN s on the verge of burnout. Travel nursing offers lifestyle and career enhancement to generate that necessary spark! Travel nursing breathes new life into your career, enhances your opportunities for professional growth and offers you greater earning potential.

Are you ready to learn more? I knew you were!

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Travel nursing is the ideal alternative for the experienced RN wanting to continue in the profession but looking for relief from the physical and emotional demands.

Travel nurses provide temporary relief to hospitals that are short-staffed. Estimates show that the nation s permanent worker shortage will reach 1 million by 2010.

Travel nurses take on jobs, typically with a 13-week duration, at hospitals around the country. In the United States, there are approximately 22,000 travel nurses. After your stint is complete, you can either extend or move on to another location and assignment. If you want, take a break!

Here are some other great perks that travel nursing provides. Pick and choose where you want to work and when you want to work. Standard rules on mandatory overtime, weekends and holidays do not apply to you! Counting overtime, you can earn as much as $100,000.00 annually as a travel nurse. All this while traveling the country, exploring new places, seeing new sights and working just 3 days a week! If you are working through an agency, in addition to your wages, you also get your travel expenses, insurance benefits, housing and relocation expenses.

Many nurses express that travel nursing is a more rewarding experience than working as a permanent nurse, both financially and from a quality of life perspective. Make no mistake; the financial rewards are there. Travel nurses are paid some 20% more than staff nurses are paid.

Nurses give a multitude of reasons for making the transition to travel nursing. Surveys show that chief among them are flight from the political intrigues of hospital environments, opportunities to meet new colleagues and exposure to different ways of doing things.

The benefits of travel nursing are many. One benefit is to the health care delivery system. Travel nurses help hospitals maintain optimum staffing levels. Travel nursing provides an alternative to many nurses that might otherwise leave the profession. This is a valuable contribution when you consider the current shortage of nurses.

When you look at the big picture, travel nursing is clearly a positive force in the health care delivery system and a positive force in the lives of an increasing number of nurses who are turning to this professional alternative.

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Slow start to winter 2013/2014 flu season in USA

Slow start to winter 2013/2014 flu season in USA

By | February 16, 2017

Sunday, October 27, 2013

With the United States flu season having started this month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), The Weather Channel and Google’s FluTrends websites report today low flu levels.

All three sources say there are no, or minimal, reports of the flu in Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Idaho, Maine, Montana, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. All three indicate Alabama has moderate flu levels. Google FluTrends indicates that at the same time last year, the flu level nationally was at moderate.

During the early part of the month, there were some concerns about the quality of flu reporting as the CDC and other government supported flu tracking organizations were impacted by the US government shutdown. Some non-profits and private organizations provided their own data during this period to fill the information void.

The CDC advises people to get a flu vaccine as the best means of avoiding getting the flu. Dr. Harry Leider, Chief Medical Officer for Walgreens, also is encouraging people to get the flu vaccine now before the flu becomes more widespread. For the 2013/2014 flu season in the US, there are two types of vaccines available. One provides immunization for two influenza A viruses and an influenza B virus — specifically, an A/California/7/2009 (H1N1) pdm09-like virus; an A(H3N2) virus, similar for antigenic purposes to cell-propagated prototype virus A/Victoria/361/2011; and a virus similar to B/Massachusetts/2/2012. A second type of vaccine provides immunization for two influenza A viruses and two influenza B viruses.

Flu prevelance by state
State Google FluTrend CDC The Weather Channel
Alabama Moderate Local Localized
Alaska Low Sporadic
Arizona Low Sporadic Sporadic
Arkansas Low No activity
California Low Sporadic Sporadic
Colorado Low No activity
Connecticut Low Sporadic Sporadic
Delaware Low No activity
Florida Moderate Sporadic Sporadic
Georgia Moderate Sporadic Sporadic
Hawaii Low Sporadic
Idaho Low No activity
Illinois Moderate Sporadic
Indiana Low Sporadic Sporadic
Iowa Low Sporadic Sporadic
Kansas Moderate No activity
Kentucky Moderate No activity
Louisiana Moderate Sporadic Sporadic
Maine Low No activity
Maryland Low No activity Sporadic
Massachusetts Low Sporadic Sporadic
Michigan Moderate Sporadic
Minnesota Moderate Sporadic Sporadic
Mississippi Moderate Local Sporadic
Missouri Moderate No activity
Montana Low No activity
Nebraska Low Sporadic
Nevada Moderate Sporadic
New Hampshire Low No activity
New Jersey Low Sporadic Sporadic
New Mexico Moderate Sporadic Sporadic
New York Low Sporadic Sporadic
North Carolina Low No activity
North Dakota Low Sporadic Sporadic
Ohio Low Sporadic Sporadic
Oklahoma Moderate No activity
Oregon Low Sporadic
Pennsylvania Low Sporadic
Rhode Island Low No activity
South Carolina Low Local Localized
South Dakota Low No activity Sporadic
Tennessee Moderate No activity
Texas Moderate Sporadic Localized
Utah Low Sporadic Sporadic
Vermont Low No activity
Virginia Low No activity
Washington Low Sporadic Sporadic
West Virginia Low No activity
Wisconsin Low Sporadic Sporadic
Wyoming Low Sporadic Sporadic
District of Columbia Low Sporadic

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2006 Nobel Prize in Medicine awarded to American scientists

2006 Nobel Prize in Medicine awarded to American scientists

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Monday, October 2, 2006

This year’s Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded on Monday to Andrew Fire and Craig Mellow, for their research on RNA interference.

47-year old Fire is a professor of pathology and genetics at Stanford University, and Mello, 45, is a professor in Molecular Medicine at the University of Massachusetts.

The statement from the Nobel Assembly of the Karolinska Institute in Sweden said: “This year’s Nobel Laureates have discovered a fundamental mechanism for controlling the flow of genetic information.” Fire and Mello’s (then at Washington’s Carnegie Institution) seminal publication in Nature in 1998 opened the door for “exciting possibilities”, the jury in Stockholm added.

RNA interference (or RNAi) is the process of using double stranded RNA fragments which bind and interfere with a specific messenger RNA, so that it’s not longer used to make proteins. It has been recognised as a natural way of gene regulation in plants and animals. Today, the technology is being used by biomedical scientists to fiddle genes involved in diseases such as cancer, and to prevent infection with hepatitis viruses.

Drs. Fire and Mello were elected to the U.S. National Academy of Sciences in May 2005, after they received the organisation’s Award in Molecular Biology in 2003. The same year, they got the Wiley Prize in the Biomedical Sciences from Rockefeller University. Science magazine has dubbed RNAi the 2002 “Breakthrough of the Year”, and a top 10 scientific advance in 2003. They have received many other prizes, such as the Paul Ehrlich and Ludwig Darmstaedter Prize, and Dr. Mello was the inaugural recipient of The Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research by Johnson & Johnson.

Last year, the 10 million Swedish crown prize ($1.37 million, €1.08 million) was awarded to Barry Marshall and Robin Warren for their discovery of the importance of Helicobacter pylori in ulcers and inflammation of the GI tract.

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Parents prosecuted after homeopathic treatment leads to daughter’s death

Parents prosecuted after homeopathic treatment leads to daughter’s death

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Friday, May 8, 2009

Thomas Sam, 42, and his wife Manju Sam, 36, from Sydney, Australia, are undergoing trial for manslaughter by gross negligence for the death of their nine-month-old child, Gloria. She died from infection caused by severe eczema after they shunned effective conventional medical treatments for homeopathy, a form of alternative medicine that has been described as pseudoscience. Articles in peer-reviewed academic journals including Social Science & Medicine have characterized homeopathy as a form of quackery.

Gloria developed severe eczema at the age of four months and the parents were advised to send the child to a skin specialist. Thomas Sam, a practising homeopath, instead decided to treat his daughter himself. His daughter’s condition deteriorated, to the point that the baby spent all her energy battling the infections caused by the constant breaking of the skin, leading to severe malnutrition and, eventually, her death. By the end, Gloria’s eczema was so severe that her skin broke every time her parents changed her clothes or nappy, and in the words of the Crown prosecutor, Mark Tedeschi, QC, “Gloria spent a lot of the last five months of her life crying, irritable, scratching and the only thing that gave her solace was to suck on her mother’s breast.” Gloria also became unable to move her legs.

Mr. Tedeschi also told the court that, over the last five months of her life, “Gloria’s eczema played a devastating role in her overall health and it is asserted by the Crown that both her parents knew this and discussed it with each other.” However, despite their child’s severe illness, and her lack of improvement, the Sams continued to shun conventional medical treatment, instead seeking help from other homeopaths and naturopaths. Gloria temporarily improved during the rare times they used conventional treatments, but they soon dropped them in favour of homeopathy, and she consistently worsened.

Allegedly, Thomas’ sister pleaded with him to send Gloria to a conventional medical doctor, but he replied “I am not able to do that”. The parents are also accused of putting their social life ahead of their child, taking her on a trip to India and leaving her to servants while embarking on a busy social schedule, and giving her homeopathic drops instead of using the prescription creams they had been given.

Gloria was finally taken to the emergency department shortly before her death. By this time, “her skin was weeping, her body malnourished and her corneas melting”, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.

Speaking in the parents’ defense, Tom Molomby, SC, said that, as the parents came from India, where homeopathy is in common use, they should be declared not guilty due to cultural differences.

Homeopathy is a form of alternative medicine which treats patients with massively diluted forms of substances that, if given to a healthy person undiluted, would cause symptoms similar to the disease. Typical treatments take the dilutions, with ritualised shaking between each step of the dilution, past the level where any molecules of the original substance are likely to remain; for homeopathic treatments to work, basic well-understood concepts in chemistry and physics would have to be wrong. There is no evidence that homeopathy is more effective than placebo for any condition.

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Breast Cancer Recurrence: Agonizing Trauma For Females

By | February 15, 2017

Breast Cancer Recurrence: Agonizing Trauma For Females


Stephan Grindley

Breast cancer is an epidemic that kills millions of women worldwide each year. In addition to the pain and death that can ensue, breast cancer strikes at the heart of womanhood. When women have breast removal surgery in their efforts to remove the malignant tumors, a major and important part of what it is to be a woman is gone forever. This extreme step is required if breast cancer recurrence has occurred or is considered likely.

Due to the persistence of the negative effects of cancer cells on the immunity of cells of the body, relapse should not be regarded as an abnormality. Body cells will still be susceptible to a return of the cancerous infection even after a recovery period. The most common time frame for any recurrence is within three to five years from the first medication.

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The most usual forms of cancer may be treated if they are diagnosed in their early stages. This is just as true of breast cancer. Early diagnosis will ensure that the right treatment is given to prevent the spread of malignancy and to avoid recurrence. Frequently, nuclear medicine is given along with strong antibiotics to rid the body of cancerous cells.

It is shocking but unfortunate that many women who have suffered from and been treated for breast cancer once do not recognize the same early warning signs of recurrence once some time has elapsed. It is therefore important that in order to prevent breast cancer recurrence, women need to be vigilant for the same indicators that suggest breast cancer. A second occurrence of breast cancer tends to be more damaging than the first occurrence of the disease.

Hardened fatty breast tissue in a breast which has already been subjected to radiation is a major warning sign of breast cancer recurrence and should never be ignored. If you notice this symptom you should contact your doctor right away. You need to be treated as soon as possible.

From time to time, your oncologist might want you to undergo a battery of tests after your initial diagnosis of breast cancer. This will help ensure that recurrence of the breast cancer is not likely. In general these tests will include a physical examination by a gynecologist, and a mammogram.

Every year so many women lose their lives due to breast cancer, the disease causes so much pain to so many. In some cases,

breast cancer recurrence

may require surgery, either removal of one breast or a mastectomy. Generally, the average timeframe for recurrence is within three to five years from the date of the initial medication.

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Swedish packaging company transfers production lines to Romania

Swedish packaging company transfers production lines to Romania

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Friday, April 29, 2005

Swedish company Korsnas Packaging has extended its operations in Romania by transferring two production lines from Germany and the United Kingdom to its Romanian subsidiary in Ploie?ti, an industrial city close to Bucharest. The first production line will be designed for producing packing material for food and the building industry. This line will be transferred to Romania at the beginning of May, with the transaction being worth 1.5 million. The second production line will be transferred in 2006, depending on the 2005 financial results of Korsnas’ Romanian subsidiary.

In the past few years, and the past year especially, more European Union companies have relocated to Romania for to its lower labour cost and skilled workforce. Foreign investors have also been attracted by a new tax policy which started in January 2005, putting in place a flat 16% tax rate for personal income and corporate profit. Foreign investment is expected to increase in the future, as Romania signed in April 25 its Accession Treaty with the European Union and is set to become a member of this organisation on January 1, 2007.

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US voters go to the polls

US voters go to the polls

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Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Republican John McCain has conceded the election to Democrat Barack Obama. After two years of campaigning, today United States citizens went to the polls to vote for the Presidency and for numerous Senate, House, state and local races across the country. The District of Columbia and at least 32 states had early voting before election day. By October 31, over 23 million people had voted by mail or at early voting locations. Of the approximately 6 million people of known party affiliation who voted early, 58% were Democrats and 42% were Republicans.

Record numbers of voters were expected to the polls on election day. There were reports of technical problems and long lines across the country. Heavy turnouts were reported in Indiana, Ohio, and Wyoming, among other states.

By 11:45 A.M. EST Obama is projected to have won 349 electoral votes to McCain’s 163 votes. The popular vote at this time was 62,992,553 (52%) for Obama, 55,796,823 (46%) for McCain.

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