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Friday, December 14, 2007 Neurofibromatosis (NF) is a genetic condition causing benign tumors (neurofibromas) to grow along certain types of nerves and, in addition, it can affect the development of bones or skin. There are several variants of the disease but type 1 and type 2 NF account for the vast majority of cases. The disease manifestations can vary from very mild to severe. Major symptoms include growths on and under the skin; skin pigmentations called café au lait spots in type 1; acoustic nerve tumors and consequent hearing loss in type 2. Growths can affect nearly all parts of the body, and pressure on nearby structures can cause a wide variety of complications. There is a small risk that the tumors transform into malignant cancerous lesions. NF is one of the most common single-gene human diseases; around 1 in 2,500-4,000 live births are affected by NF-1, whereas NF-2 occurs…

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Tuesday, April 14, 2020 In February 2017, the Iranian Chess Federation announced two teenage chess players, Dorsa Derakhshani and her younger brother Borna Derakhshani, were banned from representing the national team. The federation announced their decision although Dorsa Derakhshani had previously decided and informed the chess federation she did not wish to play for Iran. Dorsa Derakhshani is currently 21 years old and holds the International Master (IM) as well as Woman Grand Master (WGM) titles. Her brother, Borna, plays for the English Federation and holds the FIDE Master title. Dorsa Derakhshani was banned since she did not wear a hijab, an Islamic headscarf, while competing at the Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival in January 2017. Under the laws of Islamic Republic of Iran, hijab is a mandatory dress code. Her brother Borna Deraskhsani was banned for playing against Israeli Grand Master (GM) Alexander Huzman at the same tournament. Iran does…

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More On This Topic: Buy Best Air Compressor Online byAlma Abell Few things have the potential to bring about a greater sense of Pride or Prejudice among homeowners than the lawns they keep. On the one hand, a beautiful, verdant lawn is the dream of countless millions of homeowners, not just in America, of course, but around the world. There’s just something so elegant and absolutely lovely about the lush greenness and natural beauty which makes life seem that much fresher and finer on a day to day basis. On the other hand, a lawn that’s gone to wrack and ruin, with dead brown grass and an overall wretched look, can bring down your property value and that of neighboring homes, resulting in some rather nasty looks from the neighbors. Broken sprinklers can be a huge culprit in that regard. Thankfully, teams like All Tech Water can help repair your…

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Sunday, July 26, 2009 Spaniard Alberto Contador of team Astana has won the 2009 Tour de France after crossing the line in a final time of 85:48:35 for the 21-stage grand tour. Andy Schleck from Luxembourg came in second place. Schleck, riding for Team Saxo Bank also won the maillot blanc for the young riders’ classification. American Lance Armstrong of Astana claimed the final podium spot, 5:24 behind Contador. The seven-time Tour-winner returned from retirement after winning the 2005 Tour de France. Winning the final stage at Champs-Élysées in Paris, France, was Mark Cavendish in a time of 4:02:18. The British cyclist won six stages this year, topping his achievement of four stage wins last year. The points classification was won by Thor Hushovd of Norway with 280. The Cervélo TestTeam rider finished ahead of Team Columbia-HTC‘s Cavendish, despite the latter’s multiple stage wins. The King of the Mountains winner…

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Thursday, July 29, 2010File:Loya7.jpg A Tennessee politician has been criticised by Islamic groups and Islamic leaders by suggesting that Islam is a cult and is therefore ineligible for protection under the first amendment of the United States constitution, which guarantees freedom of religion. Though Tennessee Lieutenant Governor Ron Ramsey, at a campaign stop in Chattanooga earlier in the month, said he’s “all about freedom of religion”, he also said that “[y]ou could even argue whether that being a Muslim is actually a religion, or is it a nationality, way of life, cult or whatever you want to call it”. Lt. Gov. Ramsey had been asked about a proposed Islamic mosque and community centre that has been slated for construction in the town of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, and also about the “threat that is invading our country from Muslims”. Ramsey’s comments have been scrutinized by groups all over the country, while Ramsey’s…

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Thursday, February 2, 2006 Bathurst Regional Council, the local government responsible for the city of Bathurst and its surrounds in Central Western New South Wales, Australia yesterday revealed it had received a development application for the new Bathurst Base Hospital. The new hospital is to be built behind the current hospital on the same site and is expected to cost the New South Wales government AUD96 million. The Bathurst Hospital will be the first in the Bathurst-Orange-Bloomfield redevelopment project. The new hospital will have 149 beds, up from 85 for the current hospital. The hospital will also feature a mental health unit – previously psychiatric patients had to travel to Orange to the Bloomfield Hospital for treatment. The Bathurst Hospital is expected to have state-of-the art facilities and will share some services with the to be constructed Orange Base Hospital. The Bathurst Regional Council has approved the demolition of 12…

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More On This Topic: Fashion Diary byChantel Ledbetter Although many companies have switched to digital marketing and promotion, printed promotions still command a reasonable share in advertising and promotional industry. Compared to digital marketing and promotion, printed marketing materials such as logos, banners, posters or even business cards have their share of advantages over their digital counterparts. That is why it is advisable to pair both methods of marketing and promotion instead of dropping one in favor of the other. As a business owner, you may need to explore every avenue that may expose your company and increase your visibility. Against this backdrop, printed promotions still provide excellent means to expose your brand and your company. Here are some of the reasons why you may need to consider printed promotions for your brand: * Printed promotional materials are tangible: Unlike their digital counterparts that are ever in soft copy, printed…

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Sunday, December 13, 2015 This article is a featured article. It is considered one of the best works of the Wikinews community. See Wikinews:Featured articles for more information. Macomb, New York Councilman Steve Burke took some time to speak with Wikinews about his campaign for the U.S. Democratic Party’s 2016 presidential nomination. Burke, an insurance adjuster and farmer, was elected councilman in Brookhaven, New York in 1979. He left the town after being accused and found not guilty of bribery in the 1980s. Since 1987 he has served as Macomb councilman off-and-on and currently holds the post. From 1993 to 1996 and 1999 to 2002 he worked as chairman of the Democratic Party of St. Lawrence County, New York. Among his many political campaigns, Burke unsuccessfully sought the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination in 1992 and recently attempted to run for U.S. Congress in 2014 but too many of his ballot…

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Friday, September 11, 2009 A 19 year old from South Tyneside, England has been banned from looking after animals after stealing a cat and forcing it to inhale cannabis. Mark Kane, from South Shields, England, was banned from looking after animals for 10 years after causing “unnecessary suffering” to a tabby cat in January 2009. Kane was originally sentenced to three months in jail which was suspended two years. Kane also has to pay £100 (US$167) in fines. Kane had stolen the cat from a friend of his girlfriend. A mobile phone camera recorded the incident and showed Kane putting the cat into a bag, inhaling some cannabis and blowing it into the bag. He then swung the bag around his head in a similar fashion to a lasso. The cat survived the attack but it ran off afterwards and has yet to have been found. During the video Kane…

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More On This Topic: Working Hands Is Massage Safe for Kids with Cancer? by Tina Allen, LMT, CPMMT, CPMT, CIMT During a recent visit to a children’s hospital, the mother of a child approached me with a question. Amy, her little girl was only eight months old and diagnosed with Retinoblastoma (a rare childhood cancer arising from immature retinal cells in one or both eyes). Mom was pointed in my direction by the head nurse on duty, and when she approached she asked if I had given her daughter a massage. Earlier that day I visited the Retinoblastoma clinic, as I routinely do. During my visits I provide massage education to families and massage children while they wait for their turn on the exam table. Today, mom and I started talking for a moment, and she wept while she thanked me for massaging her daughter. Every time Amy comes to…

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