China’s Desire for Luxury Cars Undimmed by Domestic Troubles

Gendron Recheche, #Cancer China’s desire for luxury cars remains undimmed by political austerity drive and an economic slowdown as China’s growing band of wealthy motorists set their sights on high-end wheels. In a lavish event off Tiananmen Square, ahead of the opening of the Beijing Auto Show on Sunday, bejewelled models dressed in haute-couture graced the unveiling of Rolls-Royce’s Pinnacle Travel Phantom. The new edition of its flagship luxury sedan, which comes in a two-tone … http://dlvr.it/5RqXCc

Female Lawmakers Fight for Women’s Rights in Iraq Campaign

Gendron Recheche, #Cancer Prospective female lawmakers are determined to push women’s issues to the fore of campaigning for this month’s elections, with fears that women’s rights are being eroded in Iraq. Despite a constitutional requirement that a quarter of all MPs be women, Iraq lags on key indicators such as female employment and literacy, and there is a bill before parliament that opponents say dramatically curtails women’s rights. Also at issue ahead of April 30 elections … http://dlvr.it/5RqXCZ

12 New Cases of MERS Reported in UAE

Gendron Recheche, #Cancer Around 12 new cases of infection by the MERS coronavirus has been confirmed by Health authorities in the United Arab Emirates, who also insisted the patients would be cured within two weeks. The health ministry said the cases were discovered during “routine checks” on people who had contact with infected individuals, according to a statement published late Saturday by WAM state news agency. Those infected by the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome are kept … http://dlvr.it/5RqXCP

After Landmark Ruling, Indian Transgender Stands for Office

Gendron Recheche, #Cancer Just days after the country’s highest court recognized “third gender” people, a pioneering Indian transgender is campaigning in her southern hometown for a seat in parliament. Describing the Supreme Court judge’s ruling as a “milestone”, 53-year-old Bharathi Kannamma hopes to build on the momentum and overturn prejudices against India’s several million transgenders. Running as an independent candidate in the city of Madurai in Tamil Nadu state, she is … http://dlvr.it/5RqXCT

Huge Desert Solar Park to Fight Energy Crisis Planned in Pakistan

Gendron Recheche, #Cancer The Pakistani government plans to harness the sun’s ferocious heat to help tackle the country’s chronic energy crisis. In a corner of the Cholistan desert in Punjab province, power transmission lines, water pipes and a pristine new road cross 10,000 acres (4,000 hectares) of parched, sandy land. The provincial government has spent (Dollar) 5 million to put in place the infrastructure as it seeks to transform the desolate area into one of the world’s largest … http://dlvr.it/5RqXCL

Prince William Addicted to Hobbit, Lord of the Rings: Martin Freeman

Gendron Recheche, #Cancer Prince William was hooked to movies like ‘Hobbit’ and ‘Lord of the Rings’ and the classic -stories that inspired them, reveals Martin Freeman. The ‘Hobbit’ star who met the Duke of Cambridge at the premier of the first film of the trilogy asserted that he was a nice guy and he was the biggest royal fan and they had fans everywhere as it was a very beloved book, the Mirror reported. The 42-year-old actor said that the Duke wanted to be there at premiere … http://dlvr.it/5RqXCN

Researchers Find New MRSA Superbug in Brazilian Patient

Gendron Recheche, #Cancer An international research team has identified a new superbug that caused a bloodstream infection in a Brazilian patient. The team was led by Cesar A. Arias, M.D., Ph.D., at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). The new superbug is part of a class of highly-resistant bacteria known as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus or MRSA, which is a major cause of hospital and community-associated infections. The superbug … http://dlvr.it/5RqX4f

Depression Runs in Dolly Parton’s Family

Gendron Recheche, #Cancer Singer Dolly Parton has revealed that depression runs in her family on both sides and she has to be wary. The ‘Last Thing on my Mind’ Dolly said that it was usually brought on by something that was going on in the family and if there were problems sometimes it was a lot for one little person to carry, the Mirror reported. The American country singer said that people always said to her that she was happy all the time, but she said that nobody can be … http://dlvr.it/5RqX28

Nearly One Fifth of China’s Soil Contaminated: Environmental Protection Ministry

Gendron Recheche, #Cancer In China, nearly one fifth of the soil is reportedly contaminated, an official study released by the country’s Environmental Protection Ministry has revealed. The study, conducted between 2005-2013, found that 16.1 percent of China’s soil and 19.4 percent of its arable land showed contamination, the BBC reported. The conclusion was made after sampling an area of 6.3 million square kilometres, which accounts for two-third of China’s land area. The … http://dlvr.it/5RqWqg

Intentional Breeding, Genetic Isolation Not as Significant as Traditionally Thought

Gendron Recheche, #Cancer New research on the domestication of donkeys, camelids (dromedaries, Bactrian camels, llamas, alpacas) pigs, cattle, sheep and goats suggests that neither intentional breeding nor genetic isolation were as significant as traditionally thought. Together with Keith Dobney, PhD, of the University of Aberdeen in Scotland; Tim Denham, PhD, of the Australian National University; and Jose Capriles, PhD, of the Universidad de Tarapaca in Chile, Fiona Marshall, PhD, professor … http://dlvr.it/5RqWlv