15 Jun

Festival honors Frank McQueen

first_imgWW photo: Joseph PietteA year ago on June 2, Frank McQueen was shot and killed by Chester, Pa., police. Since then, McQueen’s mother, Del Matthews, has been seeking justice and trying to get answers on why cops killed her son.Matthews organized a June 6 community festival dedicated to McQueen’s memory and to raise money for his children’s college fund.A highlight was when McQueen’s sister, Genita Beckham, read the poem “America’s Problem: Black Man” from “My Way of Saying Thank You,” one of McQueen’s three published books, revealing the talent lost when cops killed her brother:You created the genocide we now witness,plus the modern-day slaveryof drugs and jail cellsminus reparations, education, and rehabilitation.And this is supposed to be equal?America the beautiful?Where’s the beauty in sweeping problems under the rug?“Outta sight, outta mind,” is for the ignorant.But I know, oh I know it still exists.So because I don’t close my eyesI am another one of America’s problems!Because I don’t shut my mouthI am another one of America’s problems!Because I was born BlackI am another one of America’s problems!Well then,I accept my fate.America, you got a problemand I refuse to go away easily!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

2 Jun

Neue Studie ergibt: Xlear tötet und/oder deaktiviert SARS-CoV-2; Wirksamkeit gegen neue Varianten

first_img Twitter Twitter Pinterest EVANSTON, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan 26, 2021– Aus einer neuen In vitro -Studie, die von der Utah State University und der Northwestern University gemeinsam durchgeführt wurde, geht hervor, dass Wirkstoffe von Xlear (Grapefruitkernextrakt und Xylitol) maßgeblich zur Eliminierung von SARS-CoV-2, dem für COVID-19 verantwortlichen Virus, beitragen. Der Bildgebungsteil der Forschungsstudie wurde in der BioCryo-Anlage am NUANCE Center der Northwestern University durchgeführt. Diese Pressemitteilung enthält multimediale Inhalte. Die vollständige Mitteilung hier ansehen: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210126005926/de/ Using electron microscopy, we have visual evidence showing that xylitol and grapefruit seed extract (GSE) counters the virus. The GSE kills the virus, while the xylitol prevents the virus from attaching to the cell walls. The image shows SARS-CoV-2 viruses outside the cell and never attached, thereby preventing infection (Photo: Business Wire) In der Studie wurde die Reaktion von SARS-CoV-2-Virustitern und LRV auf eine einzige Konzentration von Xlear-Nasenspray getestet. In der Studie heißt es: „Nach einer Kontaktzeit von 25 Minuten reduzierte das Nasenspray das Virus von 4,2 auf 1,7 log10 CCID50 pro 0,1 mL – eine statistisch signifikante Reduzierung (P<0.001) um 2,5 log10 CCID50.“ Die Studie von Northwestern/Utah State ist die neueste von einer Reihe von Studien, die zu dem Schluss kommen, dass Xlear gegen SARS-CoV-2 wirkt. Die Studie ist jedoch hinsichtlich zweier entscheidender Aspekte bahnbrechend: „Zunächst schließen wir, dass Xlear nicht nur gegen SARS-CoV-2 wirkt, sondern wahrscheinlich auch effektiv bei der Verhinderung der Verbreitung zukünftiger H1N1-Viren sowie anderer Virusepidemien ist. Angesichts der leichter übertragbaren Varianten, die wir jetzt haben, ist das jetzt sehr wichtig“, sagte Professor Mark Cannon von der Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University. „Zweitens konnten wir mittels der Elektronenmikroskopie visuelle Beweise dafür finden, dass Xylitol und Grapefruitkernextrakt gegen das Virus wirken. Der Grapefruitkernextrakt tötet das Virus ab, während das Xylitol verhindert, dass es an den Zellwänden andockt. Das Bild (angehängt) zeigt SARS-CoV-2-Viren außerhalb der Zelle und nie an sie angedockt, womit eine Infektion verhindert werden kann“, sagte Dr. Cannon weiter. Die Studie postuliert, dass Xylitol als Täuschungsmanöver für SARS-CoV-2 fungiert und das Andocken des Virus an das Kernprotein an der Zellwand verhindert. Die Gemeinschaftsstudie kommt zu dem Schluss: „Da es keine Risikofaktoren bei der Anwendung der Kombinationstherapie mit Xylitol/Grapefruitkernextrakt gibt, das [Xlear]-Nasenspray rezeptfrei im Handel erhältlich ist und [Xlear] zudem das bequeme Tragen von Masken über längere Zeit ermöglicht, sollte die Anwendung dieser präventiven antiviralen Therapie gefördert werden.“ Vollständige Studie: https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.12.02.408575v3.full Weitere Informationen zu Xlear (einschließlich Bezugsquellen): https://xlear.com/ Die Ausgangssprache, in der der Originaltext veröffentlicht wird, ist die offizielle und autorisierte Version. Übersetzungen werden zur besseren Verständigung mitgeliefert. Nur die Sprachversion, die im Original veröffentlicht wurde, ist rechtsgültig. Gleichen Sie deshalb Übersetzungen mit der originalen Sprachversion der Veröffentlichung ab. Originalversion auf businesswire.com ansehen:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210126005926/de/ CONTACT: Jeff Gulko 617-304-7339 [email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA UTAH ILLINOIS INDUSTRY KEYWORD: INFECTIOUS DISEASES HEALTH SCIENCE PHARMACEUTICAL RESEARCH SOURCE: Xlear Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 01/26/2021 12:41 PM/DISC: 01/26/2021 12:41 PM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210126005926/de Previous articleAllurion Technologies lance une suite logicielle de soins de santé qui va transformer l’expérience des consommateurs et des prestatairesNext articleEstrellaTV Now Available on XUMO Digital AIM Web Support WhatsApp Neue Studie ergibt: Xlear tötet und/oder deaktiviert SARS-CoV-2; Wirksamkeit gegen neue Varianten By Digital AIM Web Support - January 26, 2021 center_img TAGS  Facebook Pinterest Local NewsBusiness Facebook WhatsApplast_img read more

19 Dec

Caught in the act of kindness

first_img January 1, 2005 Associate Editor Regular News Caught in the act of kindness Jan Pudlow Associate Editor Wearing high heels and a suit, coming straight from court, Gainesville lawyer Darby Hertz searched on foot where homeless people hang out.“No, I am not a cop,” were the first words out of her mouth to everyone she met. “I’m looking for my client. Have you seen him? I need to find him.”Hertz was looking for Walter, an elderly frail man she had recently met at the jail, while visiting another client. Hertz had to find Walter because she knew he was dying of colon cancer and needed to receive treatment at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital, where his doctor confirmed he only had a few months to live.“When I first saw him, he probably only weighed about 98 pounds. He was very hard to miss. I just couldn’t say, ‘no,’” Hertz recalled of their first meeting at the jail. “He just held my hand and patted my hand, and I patted his hand.”And Hertz promised to help him, even though he had no money to pay her. Knowing it couldn’t wait, that day Hertz filed a notice of appearance. Armed with a letter from his doctor to the judge about his medical condition and an agreeable prosecutor, Hertz successfully freed Walter from jail. He had been locked up for weeks on an aggravated battery charge and violation of probation for not paying $190 in restitution and failure to check in with his probation officer, during a time he had been in the hospital. The agreed-upon arrangement was that Walter would go from the jail to the hospital, but he never showed up.Finally, after two hours of walking the streets, Hertz found Walter curled up under a tree in a park on Gainesville’s South Main Street, too weak to stand. When his ride hadn’t arrived, Walter explained, he had walked from the jail to the park and never made it to the hospital.Hertz took care of that. She called her legal assistant, Jennifer Benefield, and together they were able to pile Walter into their truck. In a futile effort to retrieve his clothes, they stopped at a house with a sign that warned: “Don’t knock. You will be shot.” They knocked anyway, but no one answered.They were able to get him to the hospital for care, and then into a nursing home for him to live out the rest of his days.Ask legal assistants Benefield and Linda Shaw about their boss, and they are quick to say this is just one of many examples of her random acts of kindness.“Sincere and caring” are words Benefield uses to best describe Hertz.“She goes the extra mile to help anybody. She probably has got one of the biggest hearts of anyone I have met,” Benefield said.Adds Shaw: “We love our job. We love Darby.”So much so that this trio of women, who had worked together at another law firm in Gainesville, struck out on their own on August 2. Bringing their computers and supplies from home, and $200 worth of furniture, they opened what they describe as an affordable general law practice with heart.They laugh that their pencils don’t even have erasers, but they manage to get the job done.For Hertz, formerly an assistant public defender before she went into private practice at another law firm representing well-to-do clients, hanging out her own shingle was a chance to once again represent “the neediest of the needy” without the stress of juggling 400 cases. Her current job is filled with the satisfaction of helping others, yet affords flexibility to spend time with her children, 11-year-old Mark and four-year-old Sara. Hertz says she couldn’t have taken this big leap without a supportive husband, Mark, “who knows how to get the laundry from the washer to the dryer.”So far, their big gamble is working out.“We have some people who pay as little as $25 a month,” Shaw said. “But when their payment comes due, their payment is here. And it doesn’t matter if they pay $10,000 or $25 a month, Darby treats them the same. She worked two jobs as a waitress to put herself through law school, so she knows what it is like to scrimp and save. We feel blessed to help other people. To us, this is like being a millionaire. When we go home, we feel good about what we do.”Shaw feels so good about her boss that she contacted a local radio station, WKTK-FM 98.5, to share with the world that yes, there really are good, caring lawyers out there. On her way to work, she beamed with pride as Hertz’ latest good deed was broadcast over the air waves.Next, this pair of legal assistants wrote a glowing letter to the editor about Hertz helping her homeless client to the Gainesville Sun. “Hertz is without a doubt an angel in disguise. This is just an example of the kind things she does for people,” Benefield and Shaw wrote. “Hertz gives a good name to being an attorney at law.”Hertz is the kind of lawyer summed up by the old anonymous saying: “Our character is measured by what we do when no one is looking.”But, as Hertz said with a laugh, “I just happen to have two secretaries who didn’t have any problems in letting the whole world know. They are in for a world of hurt when this is over.. . . “My heart really does belong in the public defense kind of world. I don’t have to worry about doctors’ sons and daughters. I would rather represent the people who really need it,” Hertz said.“I prefer to walk the streets, and run to court, and go to the jail, and feel the satisfaction of getting a client out.”The greatest reward came when they heard the thumping of someone struggling to climb the wobbly stairs to Hertz’ law office.The door flung open and there was Walter, leaning on a cane.With tears in his eyes, he said: “I want to thank you all before I die. I never had anyone help me like that. You all are my guardian angels.” Caught in the act of kindnesslast_img read more

27 Sep

Zimbabwe opposition to sue Grace Mugabe over misuse of agricultural loan

first_imgZimbabwe’s opposition parties are reportedly contemplating a court action  against First Lady Grace Mugabe, whom they accuse of abusing a $98m agricultural equipment loan secured from Brazil under the Zimbabwe-Brazil More Foor for Africa Programme.The country’s media reports that Grace was using the publicly underwritten loan for her own political benefit, as the bid to succeed Robert Mugabe intensifies within the ruling Zanu-PF party.The First Lady, according to the Zimbabwe Independent, has in the past weeks donated agricultural equipment sourced under the Brazil loan facility as she embarked on a controversial campaign trail which sources say was meant to test the “succession waters” ahead of the 2018 general elections.Although she denied she harbors any presidential ambitions, analysts believe that Grace may be positioning herself to take over power when her husband leaves office.Brazil reportedly supplied Zimbabwe with 320 tractors, 450 disc harrows, 310 planters, 100 fertilizer spreaders and 6 650 knapsack sprayers valued at $38.6m under the first phase of the $98m facility commissioned by Mugabe in May.last_img read more

21 Sep

Newcastle ‘reject Cabaye bid’

first_img The Frenchman’s future has been the subject of speculation on Tyneside this summer but Magpies boss Alan Pardew is determined to keep hold of the player. Cabaye will not feature for Newcastle when they kick off their Barclays Premier League campaign at Manchester City on Monday night. Newcastle have rejected a bid believed to be in the region of £12million from Arsenal for midfielder Yohan Cabaye, Press Association Sport understands. Cabaye has made 73 appearances for the club since joining from Lille in 2011 and has become a firm fan favourite for his energetic box-to-box probing. And Newcastle have wasted no time in rejecting a bid they regard as derisory from the Gunners – with Magpies chiefs believing Cabaye is worth at least twice that amount. Pardew knows he can ill afford to lose Cabaye after a frustrating summer in the transfer market which has seen just one new arrival – on-loan QPR striker Loic Remy who is currently sidelined with a calf injury. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more