The Silent Killer Who Stalks Sri Lankan Men
Health

The Silent Killer Who Stalks Sri Lankan Men

Related media - News 24 hours Climate change and contaminated water have triggered an epidemic of kidney disease. In Sri Lanka, a serene island nation in the Indian Ocean, a silent killer is claiming the lives of thousands of men. Statistics reveal an alarming spike in chronic kidney disease cases, and experts point to two main culprits: climate change and water pollution. In rural northern and eastern Sri Lanka, where agriculture is the backbone of the local economy, farmers face a daily struggle not only to cultivate their land but also to survive amid a growing health crisis. Extreme temperatures and prolonged droughts, exacerbated by climate change, have forced many farmers to rely on contaminated water sources for irrigation and personal consumption. Pesticide and ferti...
An Evening with Brooklyn’s Best Baseball Club
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An Evening with Brooklyn’s Best Baseball Club

Related media - Latest news About thirty minutes before a Brooklyn Cyclones game in mid-August, a family of three, a reporter, and a man in a Jedi robe stepped into an elevator at Maimonides Park. As the doors closed and the elevator ascended, the Jedi asked, "What planet are you from?" “Um, Brooklyn,” the family matriarch replied. The Jedi began humming “Mad About Me” by Figrin D’an and the Modal Nodes, alluding to his Tatooine roots. As the elevator doors opened and they descended onto the field apron, they joined hundreds of other Jedi Knights and Padawan apprentices mingling with fans armed with scorebooks, pencils, and baseball gloves. In the courtyard behind the right-field wall, hundreds more enjoyed beers and cornhole, seemingly unaware of the upcoming baseball game. The main...
Building Global Supply Chains: US Strategy to Mitigate Risks with China
Technology

Building Global Supply Chains: US Strategy to Mitigate Risks with China

Related media - News 24 hours If the Biden administration is successful, many more electronic chips will be produced in factories located in, say, Texas or Arizona. These chips will then be shipped to partner countries like Costa Rica, Vietnam, or Kenya for final assembly and global distribution, powering everything from refrigerators to supercomputers. These places aren’t the first that come to mind when you think of semiconductors. But administration officials are trying to transform the global chip supply chain, and they’re negotiating hard to make that happen. Key elements of the plan include convincing foreign companies to invest in U.S. chipmaking and finding other countries to set up factories to do the work. Officials and researchers in Washington call it part of the new “chi...
Viktor Orban visits Xi Jinping in China after meeting with Putin in Moscow
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Viktor Orban visits Xi Jinping in China after meeting with Putin in Moscow

Related media - Latest news Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán visited Chinese leader Xi Jinping in Beijing on Monday, following his recent talks with Russian President Vladimir V. Putin in Moscow. China's state-run news agency, Xinhua, announced Orban's visit, saying Xi would engage in "in-depth discussions on issues of mutual concern" with him. The two leaders last met two months ago, when Xi visited Budapest to boost Chinese influence in Europe. Chinese state television reported that the meeting took place at the Diaooyutai State Guesthouse, but gave no further details. The meeting offers Xi and Orban, who often diverges from the European Union on Ukraine and other issues, a platform to encourage the EU to distance itself from Washington. Hungary recently began its six-month ro...
Motorcycles and chaos in eastern Ukraine
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Motorcycles and chaos in eastern Ukraine

Related media - News 24 hours Russian motorcycle soldiers have introduced a new element of chaos to the fighting in eastern Ukraine, often using motorcycles, dirt bikes, quad bikes and dune buggies to quickly traverse open and exposed spaces. Lieutenant Mykhailo Hubitsky described these assaults: "They moved quickly, scattered and swerved." These unconventional vehicles are now so common that Ukrainian trenches often overlook scrapyards of abandoned and exploded off-road vehicles. Moscow's forces aim to make small tactical gains, often just a few hundred meters. Despite the high risk, these motorcycle assaults help Russian forces traverse minefields while being observed by drones and under artillery fire. The riders abandon their bikes when they reach Ukrainian trenches and engage in...
Gilead Shot Provides Full Protection From HIV in Study of Young African Women
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Gilead Shot Provides Full Protection From HIV in Study of Young African Women

More news - Recent news It can take years for generic drugmakers to be ready to produce a drug, and they need to have a sense of the potential market to commit to investing in production. So in the meantime, Gilead will aim to ship "sufficient volumes" of lenacapavir to low-income countries as soon as it gets regulatory approval, he said. Lenacapavir and the two pills studied are all known as pre-exposure prophylaxis drugs, or PrEP. Another effective injectable PrEP drug is available in some African countries, but its introduction has been plagued by access issues. Long-acting cabotegravir, which is injected every two months, has also shown excellent results in clinical trials in Africa. It is made by ViiV Healthcare, majority-owned by pharmaceutical giant GSK; the company c...