Daily Archives: May 21, 2022

2022-05-21: News Headlines

____ (2022-05-21). New York Times indicates divisions over the course of NATO-Russia war. wsws.org Despite the internal divisions in the ruling class that find expression in the Times' editorial, the Biden administration will not be able to simply reverse course and extricate itself from the political crisis that it set in motion by provoking the Russian invasion.

Kyle Anzalone (2022-05-21). US and UK Split With France and Claim There Is No Exit Ramp for Putin. news.antiwar.com The US and UK are eyeing the complete defeat of Russia in Ukraine. Breaking with other NATO members that prefer a negotiated settlement, an American official stated the war ends with the "defeat" of Russia and a high-level British official said Russian President Vladimir Putin "must lose."Speaking to an Italian outlet, UK Foreign Minister Liz …



Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-05-21). Mali is Deprived of an Opportunity to Follow Policies Independent of the West. libya360.wordpress.com Vladimir Danilov Attempts by the inhabitants of the states of the African continent to throw off the shackles of modern neo-colonialism and pursue a policy independent of the West are being met with active resistance from the very same West. Another confirmation of this is the recent coup attempt thwarted by the authorities in Mali….

____ (2022-05-21). German Chancellor Scholz's government statement: Rearming for war against Russia. wsws.org The government statement made by Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholz to the federal parliament on Thursday morning, and the ensuing debate, made clear how aggressively German imperialism is behaving once again 77 years after the end of the Second World War.



____ (2022-05-21). Powerful strike movement emerges in the United States. wsws.org A series of powerful strikes and social protests have broken out across the United States against intolerable social conditions and breathtaking levels of social inequality.

Jason Ditz (2022-05-21). Israel Attacks Syria Army Base in Damascus, Killing Three. news.antiwar.com On Friday, Israel carried out missile strikes against neighboring Syria, firing against the southern part of Damascus. The Details are still emerging on the attacks, which Israeli media are presented as targeting Iranian militias though it apparently hit a Syrian army base. | Syria's air defense system

____ (2022-05-21). Ukraine gets 600-mln-euro financial aid from EU. ecns.cn Ukraine has received the second tranche of 600 million euros (634 million U.S. dollars) of the European Union's (EU's) emergency macro-financial assistance program, the Ukrainian Finance Ministry said Friday.

Contributing Writers (2022-05-21). Mariupol — The War Crime Cars/ By Graham Phillips. marktaliano.net READ MORE:




Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-05-21). With a $40 Billion Plan, the US is Setting Itself Up for an Expensive Failure in Ukraine. libya360.wordpress.com Scott Ritter Eight decades ago, America's 'arsenal of democracy' helped in the defeat of Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan. In recent years, however, it's been less effective American democracy in action is as perturbing and frustrating to watch for a US citizen as it is confounding to outsiders. It's become especially true in this age…

____ (2022-05-21). Howitzers part of U.S. $100 million military, $40 billion aid package for Ukraine war. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Interfax-UkraineMay 21, 2022 New batch of US howitzers sent to Ukraine — Pentagon As part of a new $100 million U.S. military aid package, towed howitzers, howitzer tractors and counter-battery radars have been sent to Ukraine, the Pentagon said. The U.S. Department of Defense has published photos of the loading of 155-mm M777 howitzers into …

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-05-21). Sweden, Finland Joining NATO… Another U.S.-Led Lurch Towards the Abyss. libya360.wordpress.com The U.S. political establishment and its European lackeys are the embodiment of a drunken madman driving a busload of people on a cliff edge. All in all, the sluicing of military aid to prop up a Nazi regime in Kiev that is irrationally Russia-hating, in concert with the heedless induction of Finland and Sweden to…

____ (2022-05-21). Canadian imperialism's fascist friends—Part 3: The role of the OUN and the Ukrainian Insurgent Army in the Nazi war on the USSR and the Holocaust

. wsws.org The Ukrainian Canadian Congress, other contemporary right and far-right Ukrainian nationalists, and their imperialist sponsors in Ottawa, Washington, and Berlin make a series of self-serving, utterly fantastic claims about the OUN's record in World War II and the Holocaust. All of them are a pack of lies.

Anonymous Contributor (2022-05-21). Phoenix Anarchists Mobilize Against "WLM" Group and Fascists at Pro-Choice Abortion Rally. itsgoingdown.org Anarchists in so-called Phoenix, Arizona report on confronting both neo-Nazis organizing under the banner of 'White Lives Matter' and far-Right militias harassing pro-choice demonstrations. Every month since April 2021, the WLM "White Lives Matter" group which is active nationwide calls for a national day of action on specific dates. The group claims to promote only…

TJ Coles (2022-05-21). A history of naked imperialism continues as Biden approves Somalia redeployment. thegrayzone.com Biden has reversed Donald Trump's withdrawal of US forces from Somalia and will redeploy Special Operations Forces. It is just the latest move in a long history of destructive US-UK meddling in the Horn of Africa. Almost as soon as the administration of President Joseph Biden announced a redeployment of US Special Operations Forces to Somalia on May 16, the Western media began to spin the intervention. As the BBC framed it, Biden's deployment would "support the fight against militant …

Vijay Prashad (2022-05-21). Is this the end of the French project in Africa's Sahel? mronline.org Mali recently announced that it would no longer be part of the G5 Sahel. From the beginning, it was clear that the formation of the G5 Sahel was encouraged by France, and that the real focus was to be security.

____ (2022-05-21). Brussels: Georgian war party reps meet with NATO, EU officials. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Civil GeorgiaMay 21, 2022 Opposition Leaders Visit Brussels as Georgia Eyes EU Candidacy As the European Commission is expected to deliver its opinion on Georgia's EU candidacy in late June, Georgian opposition politicians are frequenting Brussels with an overarching message that the country deserves membership perspective despite recent controversial steps by the Georgian Dream authorities. …

____ (2022-05-21). Campaign underway to have Austria follow Finland, Sweden into NATO. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Deutsche WelleMay 21, 2022 Will Austria abandon neutrality to join NATO? Fifty prominent Austrians are openly questioning the country's stance on neutrality. Yet, Austria, unlike Sweden and Finland, lacks majority support for joining the NATO defense alliance. Here's why. By declaring their intention to join the NATO defense alliance, Finland and Sweden are respectively abandoning …

____ (2022-05-21). British foreign secretary: arm Moldova to NATO standards. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com UkrinformMay 21, 2022 Britain wants to arm Moldova in line with NATO standards London has begun talks with allies on sending modern weapons to Moldova according to NATO standards…. This was stated in an interview with the Telegraph by British Foreign Minister Liz Truss…. "I would want to see Moldova equipped to NATO standard. This …

____ (2022-05-21). Comicomment: Time bomb or pawn dance?>. ecns.cn Eager to tie more European counties to the NATO chariot, the United States aims to push NATO eastward again and again, forcing Russia into the corner. However, regional safety risks hide behind the efforts. While it remains uncertain how the geopolitical game would end, once the time bomb goes off, everyone will get hurt.

Editor (2022-05-21). Fact-finding trip to Donbass, Part 1: a front-line shelter in Rubizhne. mronline.org The Russian intervention in Ukraine began Feb. 24 at the request of the Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics (DPR and LPR). About a month later, unlikely sources — analysts and advisers working for the Pentagon — became whistleblowers in an exposé published by Newsweek, "Putin's Holding Back."

Steve Sweeney (2022-05-21). Italian workers strike over military spending on war in Ukraine. mronline.org Trade unions are angered over the government's military spending on Ukraine which they say would be better spent on raising workers' wages at a time when the economy is predicted to slide into recession.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-05-21). Fascism: Our Common Enemy. libya360.wordpress.com Christopher Black Actions have causes. That is a fundamental point of philosophy and of an understanding of the way the world is. Russia's actions in Ukraine have causes, which necessitated those actions. Unbiased observers know what those causes are and why Russia's special military operation was a necessary consequence. Russia laid the causes out clearly…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-05-21). Russian Ops in Ukraine: Ukraine Losing M777 Howitzers, Continues Losing Ground in Donbas. libya360.wordpress.com Update for Russian military operations in Ukraine for May 21, 2022: 1. Ukrainian militants in the Azovstal steel works have unconditionally surrendered numbering between hundreds (current Red Cross count) to thousands according to Russian sources; 2. Mariupol has been secured by Russia since mid to late-April — Ukraine finally admits however that its "combat operations"…

____ (2022-05-21). Pentagon's Austin to preside over 40-nation plus Ukraine Contact Group meeting in Germany. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Interfax-UkraineMay 21, 2022 Ukraine Contact Group to hold second meeting on May 23 — Pentagon The second meeting of Ramstein's Ukraine Contact Group will be held on Monday, May 23, and will be hosted by U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III, Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby has said. Before the virtual meeting, …

Juan Cole (2022-05-21). Portugal Opens Floating Solar Array on Europe's Largest Artificial Lake as Floatovoltaics Expand Globally. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) &#1 ; Europe's high methane gas prices caused in part by the Russian war on Ukraine are hurting consumers even in countries like Portugal, which don't import gas from Russia. Shortages are putting the price up for everyone. Portugal has made enormous strides toward greening its electricity grid in recent years. Wind …

Amarynth (2022-05-21). A Rare Look into Michael Hudson's Email Inbox &#1 ; US amazing threats against China and India. thesaker.is Dear K C, China won't go along with this surrender, will it? This is amazing! Michael US Sanction ENFORCEMENT THREATS Edward Wong and Michael Crowley, "U.S. Aims to Cripple Russian…

____ (2022-05-21). Australian academics union censors SEP member at University of Sydney strike. wsws.org The censorship was aimed at preventing any exposure of the National Tertiary Education Union's role in enforcing sweeping attacks on the jobs and conditions of academics and university staff.

____ (2022-05-21). In major attack on free speech, Migrants NZ Facebook group forced to close. wsws.org Migrants NZ, a popular forum on New Zealand's draconian immigration policies with more than 75,000 members, shut down after its administrators were threatened with legal action.

____ (2022-05-21). Six things striking CNH workers need to know about the company. wsws.org CNH's international workforce—along with the workers at its myriad parts producers—are striking workers' natural allies and a potential source of colossal strength…

____ (2022-05-21). Principal at high school in Seattle, Washington fired by district for informing families of abandonment of contact tracing. wsws.org Staff and students have come to the support of Catherine Brown, the principal of Cleveland High School who was fired by Seattle Public Schools upon an investigation into emailing families about the end of COVID-19 contact tracing during the Omicron surge in January, which the district requested she withhold.

____ (2022-05-21). Virginia Thomas, wife of Supreme Court justice, pressured Arizona state legislators to overturn 2020 popular vote. wsws.org Emails confirm that the January 6 coup was not a "spontaneous riot" but the culmination of a conspiracy orchestrated at the highest levels of the ruling class and Republican Party elite to overturn democratic forms of rule in the United States.

____ (2022-05-21). All parties in Ontario's provincial election bear responsibility for the province's disastrous housing crisis. wsws.org For low-income workers or those in precarious employment who are fortunate enough to have "affordable" housing, a job loss or reduction in employment hours can quickly lead to homelessness.

____ (2022-05-21). The World Health Organization to meet urgently to review the global spread of monkeypox infections. wsws.org More than 130 cases of suspected and confirmed monkeypox infections across 11 countries are being investigated. The WHO is convening an emergency meeting to address the growing global threat.

____ (2022-05-21). Australia: Phony election promises will do nothing to resolve housing crisis. wsws.org The measures proposed by Labor and the Liberal-Nationals are aimed solely at maintaining record house prices and the profits of the banks.

____ (2022-05-21). Workers react as UAW rolls out new sellout deal at Detroit Diesel. wsws.org "Highlights of the new 6-year agreement released by the UAW show there are no significant improvements over the last deal over the contract workers rejected by a 4-1 margin May 10.

____ (2022-05-21). Right-wing Ukrainian nationalism as applied in the field of musicology. wsws.org A University of Miami music professor uses the pages of the New York Times to suggest that the music of Dmitri Shostakovich and other Russian composers are "cultural weapons" in the service of Vladimir Putin.

Benjamin Norton (2022-05-21). What is 'socialism with Chinese characteristics'? Inside China's economic model. multipolarista.com Multipolarista editor Benjamin Norton discussed China's socialist model with economist Podcast: | Ross criticized Western left-wing academics like David Harvey, who have argued that China's economy is capitalist or even neoliberal. | "The Chinese model has nothing to do whatever with neoliberalism. And that's why it produced totally different results," Ross said. | "China has raised, by World Bank criteria, since 1978, 8 million people out of poverty…

Editor (2022-05-21). Surrender of Ukrainian soldiers entrenched in Azovstal. mronline.org On 16 May 2022, the Ukrainian soldiers still in the basement of the Azovstal factory in Mariupol began to surrender to Russia and the DPR (Donetsk People's Republic).

SAM (2022-05-21). In Politics, Money Will Always Talk. Unless… inequality.org

Tamara Nassar (2022-05-21). Jenin fiercely resists Israel's constant attacks. electronicintifada.net Soldiers used Palestinian girl as human shield.

Nancy Spannaus (2022-05-21). The History They Don't Teach You in School: U.S. and Russia Have a Long History of Collaboration. covertactionmagazine.com Relationship Can Be Rekindled Today, Even in These Darkest of Times There was a time in the intelligence and diplomatic …

Contributing Writers (2022-05-21). TV War "Experts" Revealed As Paid Shills For Weapons Manufacturers/ By Jimmy Dore. marktaliano.net READ MORE:

Lyn Neeley (2022-05-21). Portland/ Starbucks workers, rewriting history. workers.org Portland, Oregon May 14 — A fiery passionate crowd of 70 Starbucks workers and supporters protested at Portland's Jantzen Beach Starbucks store, because the manager there fired Matt, a shift supervisor, for trying to unionize. Ian, a Starbucks worker from Eugene traveled two hours to the protest. Seven out of . . . |

Princess Harmony (2022-05-21). Addictive drug use and reproductive justice ‚àí a commentary. workers.org There was a particular phrase current in the U.S. during the 1980s and '90s: "crack baby." A crack baby was the worst child a person could give birth to, as they were born hooked on crack cocaine and would be at a greater risk of having mental and physical disabilities . . . |

Sara Catalinotto (2022-05-21). New York/ Community rallies for school bus struggles. workers.org Parents to Improve School Transportation (PIST) rally, Union Square, New York City, May 15. WW Photo: John Catalinotto The rally "Express Yourself about School Bus Struggles!" took place at Union Square in New York City the afternoon of May 15. School bus drivers, unions, educators, parents, caregivers and attendants, children . . . |

Mirinda Crissman (2022-05-21). Cómo opresión de clases impulsa crisis climáticas: un comentario de WW. workers.org Publicado originalmente en Workers World/Mundo Obrero, el 30 de septiembre del 2020, este artículo es aún más oportuno después del Día de la Tierra de 2022. La guerra por delegación de Estados Unidos en Ucrania -y la continua crisis de COVID-19- están siendo utilizadas por la administración de Biden para . . . |

Binoy Kampmark (2022-05-21). Australian Disinformation Wonderland: The Federal Election 2022. dissidentvoice.org All elections are filled with the half-truths, mistruths and full-fledged lies. Victory is rarely bought on a platform of complete honesty. But the road to the current Australian federal election has been potholed by more deception than most. This is bound to happen when policy platforms are weak and rickety, leaving the opponents large scope …

Media Lens (2022-05-21). "There Is No Way To Fool Physics": Climate Breakdown And State-Corporate Madness. dissidentvoice.org In the terrifying opening to his 2020 novel, The Ministry for the Future, Kim Stanley Robinson depicts an intense heatwave in India. In an 'ordinary town' in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, people are struggling to cope with unbearable heat and humidity. It is the combination of the two, measured by the so-called 'wet-bulb …

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2022-05-21). 2022 Africa Unity Week – California Agriculture Leaders Join the Conversation. indybay.org During the San Diego – World Conference of Mayors Collaboration Conference – California #1 Agriculture Industry Leaders consider new ways toward "Strengthening Resilience in Nutrition and Food Security on the African Continent: Strengthening Agro-Food Systems, Health and Social Protection Systems for the Acceleration of the Human, Social and Economic Development".

Staff (2022-05-21). Alerta OMS sobre aumento de casos de viruela del mono. cubadebate.cu La OMS ha alertado sobre el aumento de casos de viruela del mono en los próximos meses, tras confirmarse que son ocho los países europeos en los que ya se han notificado contagios. Este brote se caracteriza por ser atípico debido a la dispersión de los casos y a que no tienen antecedentes de viajes a países donde la enfermedad es endémica.

Newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-21). Immunotherapy may play role in treating nonmetastatic gastroesophageal cancer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Immunotherapy has transformed treatment for patients with stage 4 metastatic esophageal and gastric cancers. In patients with these malignancies, immunotherapy has been shown to prolong survival when patients' tumors exhibit a high expression of an immune-related protein called PD-L1. Researchers are now investigating whether immunotherapy benefits patients who do not have stage 4 metastatic disease. In these patients, tumors have not spread to distant organs. A study highlighting this research is published…

Newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-21). Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine graduates to ease physician shortage in Florida and around the country. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Jacksonville, FL — Medical students from Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, a national medical school, are taking part in the first tri-site commencement this year. The first full cohort of students from Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine — Florida Campus are graduating on Sunday, May 15. This innovative program allows students to complete their first two years of didactic study in Arizona or Minnesota and finish the final two years of clinical study…

Our Reporter (2022-05-21). NRM acussed of bribing voters in Omoro. plusnews.ug The Opposition political candidates vying for the Omoro County Parliamentary seat are accusing the National Resistance Movement — NRM Party officials of allegedly bribing voters. Six candidates are campaigning to fill the vacant Omoro County Parliamentary seat ahead of the by-election slated for May 26th, 2022. The candidates are; Simon Toolit Akecha, National Unity Platform-NUP …

Newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-21). Consumer Health: Osteoporosis and exercise. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org May is National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about this bone disease. Osteoporosis affects approximately 10 million people in the U.S., 80% of whom are women, according to the Office on Women's Health. Osteoporosis causes bones to become weak and brittle — so brittle that a fall or even mild stresses, such as bending over or coughing, can cause a fracture. Osteoporosis-related fractures most commonly occur in the…

Our Reporter (2022-05-21). Retiring Cranes midfielder Mawejje to be honored. plusnews.ug Uganda Premier League players will today afternoon honour Uganda Cranes midfielder Tonny Mawejje who will be playing his last competitive match for his club Police FC. SC Vipers will host Police FC in one of the last matches of the 2021/2022 Star Times Uganda Premier League at St Mary's Stadium in Kitende. FUFA confirmed in …

____ (2022-05-21). 618 festival to spur shopping recovery. ecns.cn The upcoming June 18 online shopping festival-it is branded as "618"-is expected to play a vital role in promoting the recovery of consumption, stimulating consumers' purchasing desire and shoring up the economy amid the resurgence of domestic COVID-19 cases and external uncertainties, industry experts said.

____ (2022-05-21). Chinese Embassy in Canada vows 'all necessary measures' after Ottawa moves to ban 5G gear from Huawei, ZTE. ecns.cn The Chinese Embassy in Canada on Thursday vowed to take all necessary measures to protect Chinese firms' legitimate rights and interests, after Canada revealed plans to ban use of 5G gear from Huawei and ZTE on so-called national security grounds.

Newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-21). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Osteoporosis and a bone-healthy diet. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I was recently diagnosed with osteoporosis and my health care team suggested that I eat a bone-healthy diet to prevent more issues and maintain strong bones as I age. What is osteoporosis, and how can I maintain a bone-healthy diet? ANSWER: Osteoporosis is a condition that causes the bones to thin and lose their strength. When bones become weaker, sudden fractures can occur, even with minimal trauma. A calcium-rich diet is important to maintain…

Staff (2022-05-21). Comienza en Cuba ejercicio para situaciones de desastre "Meteoro 2022" cubadebate.cu Con el objetivo de actualizar los planes de reducción del riesgo de desastres, así como las fuerzas y medios para las acciones de rescate y salvamento, comenzó este sábado en Cuba el ejercicio popular de las acciones en situaciones de desastres "Meteoro 2022", al que asistieron el presidente cubano, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, y el primer ministro, Manuel Marrero Cruz.

Norman Solomon, Jeff Cohen (2022-05-21). Looks Like Another "Bad Blue" Just Bit the Dust. indybay.org The incumbent protection racket takes some hits…

____ (2022-05-21). China to accelerate construction of national park, botanical garden systems. ecns.cn China will establish a new batch of national parks this year amid its efforts of accelerating the construction of its national park and botanical garden systems.

Angela (2022-05-21). Saturday 5/21: Free virtual screening of the documentary film "Jaffa: Mother of the Stranger" indybay.org

Newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-21). Mayo Clinic expert shares tips for navigating a return to work with long COVID. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Symptoms are only half of the picture when it comes to long COVID, also known as post-COVID syndrome. The other half is how long COVID affects a person's ability to live their lives. Greg Vanichkachorn, M.D., director of Mayo Clinic's COVID Activity Rehabilitation Program, offers tips for navigating the return to work during recovery. "It can be hard to go back to work after any medical condition, and this is especially true for long COVID,"…

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____ (2022-05-21). (W.E. Talk) Where Can We Find the Western Regions Frontier Command of the Han Dynasty in Xinjiang?>. ecns.cn

Newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-21). Consumer Health: Mental health and managing stress. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org May is Mental Health Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn about managing stress. Stress is a normal psychological and physical reaction to the demands of life. A small amount of stress can be good, motivating you to perform well. When used positively, stress can lead to growth, action and change. But negative, long-term stress can lessen your quality of life and put your health at risk. One of the first steps toward good stress…

Riseup4abortionrightsbayarea (2022-05-21). From the Mission to the Castro, March for Reproductive Justice. indybay.org Photos from an afternoon rally and march on May 14. One march was not enough on an important day to turn up for abortion rights and the broad range of other rights protected by the endangered Roe v. Wade.

____ (2022-05-21). David Tidswell: Int'l school 'majordomo' in Shanghai. ecns.cn David Tidswell wakes up at 6: 30 a.m. every day. Then, the deputy principal of an international school located in Shanghai's Putuo District, begins to check messages, attend online meetings, conduct research, arrange logistical support, and ensure that the foreign teachers that currently work from home have sufficient supplies, among other things.

____ (2022-05-21). Marriage registration center in Shanghai reopens. ecns.cn A couple registers at a marriage registration center in Chaoming district, east China's Shanghai, May 20, 2022. Shanghai's Chongming district will resume marriage registration services from May 23.

Our Reporter (2022-05-21). Luwero leaders blame police of mob justice. plusnews.ug Local leaders in Luwero have blamed Police for the escalation of mob justice in the district. According to the Police crime report released on May 18,Luwero registered 21 cases of people who were killed by mob action in 2021. Luwero is ranked first in mob justice cases according to the statistics, while Mbarara and Kyenjojo …

San Francisco Public Library (2022-05-21). Saturday 6/11: Journalist Shwanika Narayan Speaks at San Francisco Public Library. indybay.org This is an online/virtual event. Register to attend.

Jacob Nordangard (2022-05-21). World Economic Forum's "Young Global Leaders" Revealed. globalresearch.ca For several decades, this program has nurtured compliant leaders acting as WEF agents in governments around the world. The consequences are far-reaching and may turn out to be devastating for humanity.

Renfrey Clarke (2022-05-21). Protesters say climate change is still the issue. greenleft.org.au On election eve, more than 50 people gathered on Rundle Mall for a snap protest against the Coalition government's inaction on climate change. Renfrey Clarke reports.

Newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-21). May 18 (media-only news briefing) — "Anxiety and adolescents: Tracking today's teens and their mental health" newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org In the wake of the pandemic, anxiety and depression rates reported among adolescents are worsening. Recently, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommended kids ages eight to 18 should be routinely screened for anxiety. May is Mental Health Awareness month, so what can parents do to help prevent a mental health crisis from occurring? Marcie Billings, M.D., a pediatrician at Mayo Clinic, will discuss the trends in children and in teenagers and how to recognize if your child is struggling…

____ (2022-05-21). Online promotion of 5th China Int'l Import Expo held in Spain. ecns.cn An online event to promote the 5th China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Spain was held Thursday.

Our Reporter (2022-05-21). Police mount checkpoints to screen 'strangers' In Omoro ahead of by-election. plusnews.ug The Police have mounted a number of checkpoints and deployed security personnel along major roads within Omoro District to beef security ahead of the Omoro County Parliamentary by-election. The checkpoints are visible within Opit Town Council and along roads connecting Opit Town Council to Lalogi Town Council and Acet Town Council. The Aswa River Region …

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2022-05-21). 2022 National Maritime Day – Honoring the "African Founding Father of California" indybay.org As we consider the blessing of World Trade Month, fully cognizant of the vast majority of world trade on the global connected oceans. Ancient/future final preparations for 2022 Africa Unity Week in California helping host the World Conference of Mayors is an amazing journey. Engaging California Leadership looking forward to adding to a strong case to bring US African Leaders to San Francisco, California, Fall 2022. Discover the Golden Legacy of Honorable William Alexander Leidesdorff Jr. as we share our salient contributions to the forward flow of humanity.

____ (2022-05-21). Imitator of Tang Dynasty consort enjoys overnight fame. ecns.cn Wang Yu, 28, became famous overnight for imitating noble Chinese imperial consort Yang Guifei (Yang Yuhuan) of Tang Dynasty (618-907) in a block themed on Tang culture in Xi'an, Shaanxi Province.

Staff (2022-05-21). El tiempo: Calor y aisladas lluvias en la tarde. cubadebate.cu Amanecerá parcialmente nublado en gran parte del archipiélago, con nublados y aisladas lluvias durante la mañana en la costa sur de occidente y la Isla de la Juventud. En la tarde se incrementará la nubosidad y ocurrirán sólo aislados chubascos y tormentas eléctricas desde Mayabeque hasta Guantánamo.

____ (2022-05-21). Shooting in Chicago kills 1, injures 4. ecns.cn A shooting in Chicago killed one person and injured four others late Thursday, local police spokesman Tom Ahern said.

____ (2022-05-21). Cradle of Civilization: Sanxingdui Ruins site. ecns.cn Covering 12 square km, the Sanxingdui Ruins site is located in Guanghan city, Southwest China's Sichuan province. The ruins are believed to be the remnants of the Shu Kingdom, dating back some 4, 0 to 2,800 years.

NCBCP, Black Women's Roundtable & many more (2022-05-21). Wednesday 5/25: Black Women Leaders & Allies: Voting Rights & Reproductive Justice Speak Out. indybay.org D.C. speaker out rally via livestream. Take action from anywhere!

____ (2022-05-21). Shanghai ready to resume operation of four subway lines. ecns.cn Staff members of four subway lines in Shanghai are fully prepared for resumption starting from Sunday, with disinfection and equipment check carried out.

Newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-21). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: COVID-19 update. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The widespread availability of at-home COVID-19 tests have made it easier for people to know if they have the virus, and to take measures to protect themselves and others. But there is a downside. Because the majority of tests are now done at home and often not reported, the official counts on COVID-19 infection rates are not as accurate as they have been in past waves of the virus. "Because the majority of testing is…

Newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-21). Mayo Clinic Minute: Pregnancy and toxoplasmosis. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Toxoplasmosis is a disease that results from an infection from one of the most common parasites. So common in fact that it might be in your home right now. People can be exposed to this parasite from infected cat feces, and exposure is especially risky for people who are pregnant.In this Mayo Clinic Minute, Dr. Nipunie Rajapakse, a Mayo Clinic pediatric infectious diseases specialist, explains the risks and what moms-to-be can do to keep their…

Newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-21). Mayo Clinic expert's advice for parents during baby formula shortage. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Infant caregivers are finding empty store shelves where baby formula was once stocked. They may be turning to online searches and even alternative solutions, such as making homemade baby formula. While it may sound like a good idea, Dr. Kelsey Klaas, a Mayo Clinic pediatrician, says feeding your baby homemade formula is not safe for multiple reasons. Watch: Mayo Clinic expert offers advice during baby formula shortage. youtu.be/zP_PeQpndxs Journalists: Broadcast-quality video is available in the…

KALW 91.7 FM Bay Area (2022-05-21). Sunday 5/22: Allure of Authoritarianism: What Makes Humans Deny Truth & Accept Totalitarian Propaganda? indybay.org Radio broadcast on KALW @ 91.7 FM…

Matthias Becker (2022-05-21). Stress for the soul. Climate change triggers stress and despair. indybay.org Psychology understands fear as an arousal that primarily causes displeasure. Fear is never rational, but sometimes it is appropriate and serves as an alarm. Anxiety disorders, on the other hand, according to the common definition, are directed at non-existent dangers or are unreasonably strong.

____ (2022-05-21). Emerging markets, developing countries should uphold true multilateralism: Chinese FM. ecns.cn Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi has said that emerging markets and developing countries should uphold true multilateralism.

Newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-21). Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine graduates to ease physician shortage in Arizona and around the country. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org PHOENIX — Medical students from Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, a national medical school, are taking part in the first tri-site commencement this year. This is the second commencement of Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine — Arizona Campus. The ceremony will take place Friday, May 20. Forty-two students will graduate from the Arizona campus, joining the more than 50 other Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine students in Florida and Minnesota graduating this…

Catherine Atim (2022-05-21). Ugandan who swallowed heroin to smuggle it to Mauritius arrested. plusnews.ug Authorities in Mauritius are holding a Ugandan national who swallowed heroin, an addictive and dangerous drug worth Shs 530 million to smuggle it into the country using his body as a vehicle. Daniel Goevins Ongaya, a 40-year-old was arrested at Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport in Mauritius. He had swallowed fifty-four pellets of heroin, weighing …

____ (2022-05-21). China's foreign trade sees solid expansion in past decade: official. ecns.cn China has seen notable expansion in foreign trade during the past decade amid the country's efforts to build an open economy, an official said Friday.

Mark Niu (2022-05-21). Composting helps save water and protects the planet. america.cgtn.com See how composting can save water and reduce water pollution.

Newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-21). Experience with mentors inspires Mayo Clinic fellow to help other medical trainees. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — As a medical student in Mexico, Paola Suarez-Meade, M.D., wanted a career that included research and clinical work. But among her teachers, the most common career paths involved making a choice: treat patients or study disease. A fascination with stem cells prompted her to seek out a research opportunity in the U.S. with neurosurgeon Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, M.D., who runs the Brain Tumor Stem Cell Laboratory at Mayo Clinic. Observing his work—treating patients…

Staff (2022-05-21). Se incorpora bloque uno de termoeléctrica de Felton al Sistema Electroenergético Nacional. cubadebate.cu El bloque número uno de la Central Termoeléctrica Lidio Ramón Pérez, de Felton, en la provincia de Holguín, aporta de manera estable al Sistema Electroenergético Nacional (SEN), desde las nueve de la noche de este viernes, luego de solucionada una avería en la caldera.

Our Reporter (2022-05-21). We must train marine engineers says Museveni. plusnews.ug President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has reiterated the need for Busoga University to teach marine engineering and related courses. He made the statement after commissioning 12 marine ambulances at the Uganda People's Defence Forces(UPDF) marine base in Entebbe. The event took place on May 20. Museveni says he is concerned that none of the public universities …

Staff (2022-05-21). Oro y plata para Cuba en la Copa Mundial de Canotaje. cubadebate.cu Las jóvenes Yarisleidis Cirilo y Katherine Nuevo unieron potencia este sábado en la ciudad checa de Racice y le dieron a Cuba sus dos primeras medallas en la Copa del Mundo de Canotaje, el primer gran evento de ese deporte en el año.

____ (2022-05-21). Chinese premier stresses expanding opening-up. ecns.cn Premier Li Keqiang has reiterated China's stance that it will unswervingly expand opening-up and continue to make the country a big market for the world and a hot spot for foreign investment.

Jason Ditz (2022-05-21). Israel Alleges Soleimani's Son-in-Law Smuggling Weapons to Hezbollah. news.antiwar.com Looking to justify constant attacks on Syria and keeping up a narrative of hostility toward Iran and other Shi'ites, Israel is accusing the Iranians of smuggling weapons to Hezbollah through Syria. | The specific plot in this case is blamed on Sayyed Reza Hashim Sada a-Din, the That doesn't prove any of the allegations, but follows…

Suzanne James (2022-05-21). Deliverance: Voluntary Assisted Dying becomes law in NSW. greenleft.org.au After 50 years of advocacy and polls consistently showing up to 80% support, Voluntary Assisted Dying is finally to become law in NSW. Suzanne James reports.

Burn A Light Productions (2022-05-21). Sunday 5/22: Castro Theatre free premiere of 'The Ruth Brinker Story' about legendary SF AIDS activist. indybay.org Castro Theatre | 429 Castro St | San Francisco, CA 94114…

Our Reporter (2022-05-21). Residents ask Gov't to fully equip Kilembe mines hospital. plusnews.ug Residents of Kilembe and persons seeking medical services at Kilembe Mines Hospital in Kasese are asking government to fully equip the hospital to better service delivery in the area. The residents have said government should move quickly to equip the hospital with good medical equipment. Kilembe mines hospital permanently shifted to Kasese town in June …

Our Reporter (2022-05-21). Kamya unhappy with Ssenyonyi over 'Heart Attack' talk. plusnews.ug The Inspector General of Government(IGG),Beti Kamya is very unhappy with the chairperson of the Parliament Committee on Commissions Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises-Cosase ,Hon.Joel Ssenyonyi and also Nakawa West MP in Kampala for saying that she failed to appear before the Uganda Land Commission (ULC) probe because she had got a heart attack. Speaking today …

Newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-21). Consumer Health: Finding a mental health care professional to fit your needs. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org May is Mental Health Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn about finding a mental health care professional. Mental health is the overall wellness of how you think, regulate your feelings and behave. A mental disorder may be present when patterns or changes in thinking, feeling or behaving cause distress or disrupt a person's ability to function. Mental illness refers to a wide range of mental health conditions — disorders that affect your mood,…

Newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-21). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Irritable bowel syndrome and lifestyle modifications. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I have been diagnosed with a mild case of irritable bowel syndrome, and I talked to my doctor about managing my symptoms without medication. I am interested in trying to focus more on diet to control my condition. Are there certain things that I should be mindful of, or will medication be the only way for me to manage my symptoms? ANSWER: Although medications can be used to treat irritable bowel syndrome, not everyone…

Lynda Carson (2022-05-21). Leasing agent for John Stewart Company at The Presidio doesn't have a real estate license. indybay.org Corruption Of Property Management System Is Rampant:…

Paulo Cabral (2022-05-21). Beef exports driving destruction of Amazon rainforest. america.cgtn.com See how beef exports is destroying the Amazon rainforest.

____ (2022-05-21). Huawei Canada says Canada's banning is a political decision. ecns.cn In response to the Canadian government's Thursday announcement that it will ban Huawei's products and services from entering the Canadian communications market, Huawei Canada issued a statement on Friday expressing disappointment with the Canadian government's decision and saying that it is an unfortunate political decision.

____ (2022-05-21). Joint education a valuable attempt at Sino-US communication. ecns.cn The Chinese ambassador to the U.S. delivered video remarks on Friday at the first graduation ceremony of the Juilliard School of Tianjin Conservatory of Music and at the 2022 graduation ceremony at Duke Kunshan University, which is also the first Class of undergraduates from the university.

Brenda Norrell (2022-05-21). Sikowis and Nick Estes: Imperialism and Christian Colonial Capitalism in Indian Country. indybay.org Nick Estes, Lakota professor and co-founder of The Red Nation, and Sikowis, founder of Great Plains Action Society, described the Christian Colonial Capitalism, imperialism and theft of Native land that led to the current failed system and deceptive schemes of non-profit philanthropy, at the annual Bioneers Conference.

____ (2022-05-21). Developing countries moving from pursuers of global governance to contributors: Chinese FM. ecns.cn Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Thursday said that emerging markets and developing countries have become contributors to rather than pursuers of global governance.

____ (2022-05-21). International community should give priority to development: Chinese FM. ecns.cn Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi has said that developing countries should work to push the international community to prioritize development in global governance.

____ (2022-05-21). China strongly opposes Canada's ban on Huawei, ZTE telecommunication equipment. ecns.cn China strongly opposes Canada's latest ban on the use of equipment and services from Chinese tech giants Huawei and ZTE in its telecommunication systems, the Ministry of Commerce said on Friday.

Green Party (2022-05-21). Left Unity Slate candidates win strong endorsements. indybay.org Eight organizations and groups have endorsed the Left Unity Slate candidates ( leftunityslate.org/ ) running for California's statewide offices, in a historic coalition of the Green Party and the Peace and Freedom Party, whose shared values brought these candidates together.

____ (2022-05-21). U.S.-listed Chinese firms trade mostly lower. ecns.cn U.S.-listed Chinese companies traded mostly lower on Wednesday with six of the top 10 stocks by weight in the S&P U.S. Listed China index ending the day on a downbeat note.

Newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-21). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Ear infections after swimming. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I swim for exercise and relaxation. I try to get in the pool about three times a week. Recently, I have begun to have episodes where it feels like water is still in my ear. Then my ear becomes red and painful. A friend suggested I might have swimmer's ear. Is this something that is easy to treat? Do I need to stop swimming? ANSWER: Swimmer's ear is an infection in the outer ear…

Newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-21). Sharing Mayo Clinic: A heart patient's fall picks up something big. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mitch Prust has fond memories of spending long hours hiking the trails at his getaway in northwestern Wisconsin, but during a visit in late September, it's what he didn't remember that put him on a new path. It was not hours or minutes; it was just a few seconds. While this was a short lapse of time, the positive result of this experience will last a lifetime. Around 9 p.m. while walking through the woods…

Brennan Center for Justice (2022-05-21). Wednesday 6/8: Who Gets to Be an American: Race, Fear, and Surveillance in Domestic Policy. indybay.org Online event (free)…

Oakland Privacy (2022-05-21). Wednesday 6/15: Oakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveillance State. indybay.org Please email contact@oaklandprivacy.org a few days before the meeting to get up-to-date location information or obtain Zoom meeting access info.

____ (2022-05-21). 24 Solar Terms: Grain Buds. ecns.cn

Our Reporter (2022-05-21). Kabaale International Airport to be ready in February 2023. plusnews.ug Kabaale International Airport in Hoima, Uganda's second international airport now under construction is due for completion nine months from now, according to the contractors. The immediate objective of the airport, 200 kilometers by air from Entebbe International Airport and 33 kilometers by road from Hoima City, is mainly transportation of the equipment expected to be …

Newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-21). Expert Alert: Getting back into the swing of golf. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — This time of year, Sanjeev Kakar, M.D., a Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeon, starts seeing many injuries among people inspired by watching golf and other stick-handling sports. "The weather is changing. Major golf tournaments are on television. Local courses have opened. People are excited to be playing again," says Dr. Kakar, who specializes in hand and wrist injuries. "People run to the range and hit hundreds of balls in a short period of…

Staff (2022-05-21). Qué trae la prensa cubana, sábado 21 de mayo de 2022. cubadebate.cu

Staff (2022-05-21). Alemania e Italia permiten a sus empresas abrir cuentas bancarias para comprar gas ruso. cubadebate.cu Las compañías de Alemania e Italia podrán abrir cuentas bancarias en rublos para comprar gas a Moscú. Bruselas dio dos instrucciones a los miembros de la Unión Europea sobre cómo pueden obtener el gas sin violar las sanciones impuestas contra Rusia. Sin embargo, la vía legal para hacerlo todavía no es clara.

Newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-21). Science Saturday: Using metal detectors to ward off wayward specimens. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The Histology Laboratory in Mayo Clinic's Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology processes more than 350,000 paraffin-embedded blocks every year as lab staff prepare tissue slides for pathologists to evaluate. Each of those blocks represents a patient waiting for answers. Although lost specimens within the Histology Lab are rare — less than one-half of 1% are ever misplaced — if even one specimen goes missing, it has the potential to be devastating for that patient. "We're aiming for zero….

____ (2022-05-21). China launches three low-orbit communication test satellites. ecns.cn China successfully sent three low-orbit communication test satellites into space from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China Friday."ÄÄ"ÄÄ…

Leon Kunstenaar (2022-05-21). Demands on Wells Fargo to Stop Funding Climate Crisis Continue. indybay.org Extinction Rebellion holds yet another protest action at a Wells Fargo branch…

____ (2022-05-21). Sri Lankan trade unions undermine workers struggles. wsws.org The unions called the protests in a bid to deflect the rising anger among workers, poor and youth over the ever-increasing prices and shortages of essentials.

Fave Photos (2022-05-21). Handmaids and Hangers at Bay Area Bans Off Our Bodies Protests. indybay.org Protesters painted bloody hangers on placards to symbolize the dangerous measures people resorted to in order to terminate pregnancies before Roe. "This is not about abortion" read one sign. Demonstrators know bans on abortion are just the beginning of extremist right wing attempt to take total control.

Pen America LA & CA Common Cause (2022-05-21). Thursday 6/2: Community-based Approaches to Sustaining & Strengthening Local & Ethnic Media in CA. indybay.org Online event…

____ (2022-05-21). Chia Jue Xian: the grateful 'Shanghai Regiment Leader' from Singapore. ecns.cn In the Nanyang Community in Jing'an District, Shanghai, residents would call Chia Jue Xian from Singapore when their refrigerator is running empty.

Kungu Al-Mahadi Adam (2022-05-21). Najjuma participates in Kibuku run to reduce maternal deaths, calls for improved obstetric care. plusnews.ug Nakaseke District Woman MP, Sarah Najjuma has Saturday morning participated in the Save a Mother Run in Kibuku District, a fundraiser organised by area MP Herbert Kinobere to save mothers who die during childbirth. The run which started from Kasasira Health Center III in Kibuku District, was flagged off by the Deputy Speaker of Parliament, …

Newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-21). Mayo Clinic Minute: Muskmelons are full of flavor, nutrients. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org They might have a smelly-sounding name, but muskmelons, like cantaloupes and honeydew, are actually sweet fruits full of flavor and nutrients. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/v5e-9ENHcjY Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (0: 59) is in the downloads at the end of this post. Please courtesy: "Mayo Clinic News Network." Read the script. "Muskmelon is an overarching term that includes cantaloupe and honeydew. These fruits provide a wealth of health benefits, including antioxidant support for your immune system. They…

Human Agenda (2022-05-21). Thursday 5/26: Corporate Funding of Local Campaigns. indybay.org La Corona Taqueria, Banquet Room | 601 North 4th Street | San Jose California 95112…

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2022-05-21). California Preservation of the United States Colored Troops Project. indybay.org 2022 Armed Service Celebration at our California State Capitol showcased the ongoing disparity is service delivery for California Black Veterans past, present and future. A positive new way forward is at hand…

Freedom Socialist Party (2022-05-21). Saturday 5/21: Ecosocialism: The Solution to Save Planet Earth. indybay.org Online via Zoom…

V (2022-05-21). Disaster patriarchy and the global war on women. zcomm.org I have fought my entire life not to believe I am nothing. Not to believe I am stupid. To fight to believe I have a right to be here…

Andrew Green (2022-05-21). [Obituary] José Eduardo Lima Pinto da Costa. thelancet.com Champion of legal medicine in Portugal. He was born on April 3, 1934 in Porto, Portugal, and died of cancer on Dec 8, 2021 in Porto, aged 87 years.

David Jones (2022-05-21). Fragility in the Time of Cancellation. zcomm.org We are all walking wounded. A little sympathy and compassion is a place to start…

John J Dennehy, Ravindra K Gupta, William P Hanage, Marc C Johnson, Thomas P Peacock (2022-05-21). [Correspondence] Where is the next SARS-CoV-2 variant of concern? thelancet.com The COVID-19 pandemic has been characterised by successive waves of new variants of concern sweeping the population. The ultimate source of these variants is not known with certainty, but preliminary evidence suggests at least some have emerged from long-term SARS-CoV-2 infections, such as those observed in immunocompromised patients.1 As a result, it is of the utmost urgency that those with long-term infections should be able to access quality health care and be prioritised for curative therapy because a failure to properly manage these infections poses a risk to the individual and to public health.

Natalia A Trayanova, Eric J Topol (2022-05-21). [Perspectives] Deep learning a person's risk of sudden cardiac death. thelancet.com The incidence of sudden cardiac death is increasing globally, despite improvements in the prevention and management of ischaemic heart disease. The cornerstone for primary prevention of sudden cardiac death due to arrhythmia is the deployment of an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD). Although the survival benefit is indisputable, ICD therapy is resource-intensive and there are risks of complications and morbidity. Accurate risk assessment before device deployment is crucial. But assessment of left ventricular ejection fraction is insensitive.

Benedict Ipgrave, Miroslava Chavez-Garcia, Marcy Darnovsky, Subhadra Das, Charlene Galarneau, Rosemarie Garland-Thomson, Nora Ellen Groce, Tony Platt, Milton Reynolds, Marius Turda, Robert A Wilson (2022-05-21). [Perspectives] From small beginnings: to build an anti-eugenic future. thelancet.com September, 1921 was unusually hot and New York was sweltering. For the many immigrants who crowded the city's tenements and pavements, one of the few places for relief from the incessant heat was the American Museum of Natural History. That summer the museum presented a new exhibition with rows of human skulls, snapshots of patients in psychiatric institutions, and the preserved brain of a serial killer. It was all terribly macabre. The immigrants among the museum's visitors who read the leaflet distributed at the entrance soon discovered that this exhibition was all about them.

Wei Hongxu (2022-05-21). Economic Challenges as the Fundamentals of China's Fiscal Issues. moderndiplomacy.eu China's Central Comprehensive Deepening Reform Commission (hereafter referred to as the Reform Commission) has recently highlighted the issue of fiscal and taxation system reform. The Reform Commission mandates that the sub-provincial fiscal system carry out the reform strategy outlined in the "14th Five-Year Plan", where it is recommended to adhere to the essential concepts of …

Jeremy Williamson, Brian M Stephenson (2022-05-21). [Clinical Picture] Mesh migrations may mask malignancy: a patient with adenocarcinoma of the bowel. thelancet.com A 58-year-old woman presented as an emergency with a 4-month history of intermittent upper abdominal pain, distension, and vomiting.

Richard Lane (2022-05-21). [Perspectives] Ambroise Wonkam: making human genomics truly equitable. thelancet.com Since becoming Director of the McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine and the Department of Genetic Medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA, at the start of 2022, Ambroise Wonkam has developed a clear vision. "I want to lead the field of genetic medicine to enable it to become truly innovative, sustainable, and equitable, for all populations", he says. Such a shift is needed explains Wonkam, who is Professor of Genetic Medicine, because "the history of human genomics has been hugely skewed along the lines of European genetic variation.

Chris McCall (2022-05-21). [World Report] A smoke-free generation: New Zealand's tobacco ban. thelancet.com Many countries will monitor the results of New Zealand's plan to ban sales of tobacco to anyone born after 2009. Chris McCall reports.

Srilata Kammila (2022-05-21). The climate crisis is a health crisis. moderndiplomacy.eu With one in eight people worldwide threatened by a lethal heat wave in South Asia that's already taken close to 100 lives, it's time we recognize that the climate crisis is a health crisis. This is not an isolated issue. In South Africa, recent floods took over 400 lives, across the Sahel violence and insecurity …

James Meadway (2022-05-21). Lashing together a life raft: Covid-19 strategies for the left. zcomm.org Reflecting on two years of Covid-19 and the challenges the British left will have to adapt to and confront…

Richard Horton (2022-05-21). [Comment] Offline: How to fix pandemic preparedness. thelancet.com Surveillance. Detection. Response. The elements of a robust public health system to prevent the next (inevitable) pandemic are well understood. An early warning system for pneumonias of unknown aetiology is of paramount importance. Debates abound about how to deliver these crucial functions. A pandemic treaty. Revisions to the International Health Regulations. The role of WHO. Financing instruments. Workforce. There is little consensus. The sad truth is that political disagreements will tie these questions up in the mucilaginous bureaucracy that is today's global health.

Newsroom (2022-05-21). More than 59 million internally displaced in 2021. moderndiplomacy.eu A record 59.1 million people were displaced within their homelands last year, or four million more than in 2020, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Thursday, citing the latest Global Report on Internal Displacement (GRID). IOM has welcomed the report, produced by its partner the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC), calling it a …

Jordan Smith (2022-05-21). Oklahoma's Total Abortion Ban Will Mean Surveillance, Criminalization, and Chaos. zcomm.org The state's new ban is the most extreme in the country, going further than Texas's notorious S.B. 8 by banning abortion after fertilization…

Sophie Cousins (2022-05-21). [World Report] Eliminating cholera in Haiti. thelancet.com Haiti has declared the country cholera-free; however, the effects of the epidemic remain. Sophie Cousins reports.

OtherWords (2022-05-21). Is Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Spying on Most Americans? juancole.com By Farrah Hassen | &#1 ; ( Otherwords.org ) &#1 ; Growing up in the Southern California suburbs, government surveillance never worried me. But my Syrian-American parents were more cautious. They would often warn me against talking about politics over the phone — in case Big Brother was snooping. As a teenager, I dismissed their concerns. "Listen, …

Newsroom (2022-05-21). Food insecurity threatens societies: No country is immune. moderndiplomacy.eu "When war is waged, people go hungry," Secretary-General António Guterres told the Security Council on Thursday during a debate on conflict and food security chaired by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken. Some 60 per cent of the world's undernourished people live in areas affected by conflict he said, adding that "no country is immune". Conflict …

Newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-21). Mayo Clinic Minute: How to reduce your stroke risk. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org May is National Stroke Awareness Month, but Mayo Clinic health care professionals suggest spotting the signs and reducing stroke risk should be part of everyday awareness. A stroke happens every 40 seconds in the U.S., and the likelihood of stroke increases with age, according to the National Institutes of Health. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute www.youtube.com/watch?v=QckfPh-2VcQ&#038… Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (1: 00) is in the downloads at the end of…

Newsroom (2022-05-21). Key Opportunities for Uzbekistan's Development. moderndiplomacy.eu The World Bank has released its new Systematic Country Diagnostic (SCD) report for Uzbekistan, which analyzes key challenges and opportunities for the country's development. The SCD contains policy recommendations for removing barriers to private sector growth, reducing the state's role in the economy, focusing on people and their human capital, and transitioning to a green …

Newsroom (2022-05-21). Drones to Save Lives by Providing Urban-Grade Healthcare in Rural Areas of India. moderndiplomacy.eu A new experimental programme has shown how drone technology can be used to bring quality healthcare to people living in the remotest areas of India. Healthcare professionals delivered vaccines, COVID-19 testing samples and medical products to a population of over 300,000 people represented by eight district health facilities in the Vikarabad district of the southern …

Sebastian Garza (2022-05-21). Brookline teachers strike for one day, win three-year contract struggle. zcomm.org In a single-day strike, the BEU strike won a three-year-long struggle…

Iqra Nasir (2022-05-21). Accusations to Acknowledgement: The Battle of Article 63 A. moderndiplomacy.eu The weather is heating up. As the May is ending, Political temperatures are soaring. The fate regarding the country's political and economic stability will be measured in the upcoming days. Earlier, PDM built momentum by taking on institutions. Maryam Nawaz raised the temperature by targeting key personalities and institutions. Allegations were bursting against the institutions …

Ramzy Baroud (2022-05-21). Will Israel be held accountable? In conversation with the new UN Special Rapporteur in Palestine. juancole.com By Ramzy Baroud and Romana Rubeo | &#1 ; ( Middle East Monitor ) &#1 ; The position of the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territory occupied since 1967, has never been occupied by a woman. Until 1 May, 2022, that is. Francesca Albanese, an international lawyer and respected academic, …

Noam Chomsky (2022-05-21). The Supreme Court Is Wielding Illegitimate Authority in the US. zcomm.org Please Help ZNet Source: Truthout Photo by Matt Gush/Shuttterstock Former president Jimmy Carter deemed the U.S. as having become "an oligarchy with unlimited political bribery" in the aftermath of the Supreme Court's 2014 decision to strike down limits on campaign contributions, and the wielding of illegitimate authority within our

Peter Sasieni, Alejandra Castanon (2022-05-21). [Correspondence] HPV vaccination and cervical cancer screening — Authors' reply. thelancet.com We agree with Susan Bewley's suggestion that cervical screening should be reviewed in light of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination. We have published suggesting that women vaccinated with either the bivalent or quadrivalent vaccine at ages 11—15 years might be screened on just three occasions (approximately at ages 30, 40, and 55 years), and that women vaccinated with the nonavalent vaccine might be screened just twice.1 Our observations2 suggest that even less frequent screening might be appropriate (for those who received the bivalent vaccine) and that herd protection might reduce the need for more int…

Bridget Meehan (2022-05-21). In a parallel universe, the pandemic would have been different. zcomm.org Throughout this trauma, capitalism has not been good to us…

Carol Lang (2022-05-21). Role Of The AFL-CIO Supporting The Histadrut & Its Support For Apartheid. indybay.org The Israeli corporatist Zionist trade union federation Histadrut has played an important role in supporting the apartheid system in Israel. The AFL-CIO leadership with the CIA has collaborated internationally to support US imperialism.

Anonymous103 (2022-05-21). New Military Aid From The U.S. To Ukraine Approved. southfront.org

Editor (2022-05-21). 'This is America': cops, Democrats, and the MOVE bombing of 1985. mronline.org "Attention, MOVE. This is America. You have to abide by the laws of the United States." This was the ultimatum given through a Philadelphia police megaphone to a group of Black activists trapped in their home in the early morning of 13 May 1985.

Roger D. Harris (2022-05-21). Why Are Colombian Election Candidates Auditioning in Washington? orinocotribune.com By Roger D. Harris &#1 ; May 19, 2022 | Staging a vice-presidential candidates Along with the Washington consensus crowd, members o…

Amarynth (2022-05-21). Michael Hudson: Interview with RT &#1 ; Transcript. thesaker.is Michael Hudson's interview with RT &#1 ; May 19 2022. Peter Scott, RT anchor: Joining us now is Michael Hudson, economist and author of "Super-Imperialism" and the recently-published "Destiny of Civilization".

ELEL (2022-05-21). [Department of Error] Department of Error. thelancet.com Lloyd DFA, Pushparajah K, Simpson JM, et al. Three-dimensional visualisation of the fetal heart using prenatal MRI with motion-corrected slice-volume registration: a prospective, single-centre cohort study. Lancet 2019; 393: 1619—27—In this Article, Alexander Schulz's affiliations should have included Charité — Università§tsmedizin Berlin, corporate member of Freie Università§t Berlin and Humboldt-Università§t zu Berlin, Berlin, Germany. This correction has been made to the online version as of May 19, 2022.

Staff (2022-05-21). Biden signs $40 bn Ukraine aid package. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 21 (MNA) — US President Joe Biden signed a bill that provides nearly $40 billion of additional humanitarian and military aid for Ukraine, bringing the total aid to Kiyv to nearly $54 billion.

Staff (2022-05-21). It destroyed "large batch" of Western weapons sent to Ukraine. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 21 (MNA) — The Russian military said on Saturday it had destroyed a major consignment of Western arms in Ukraine's Zhytomyr region, west of Kyiv, using sea-launched Kalibr cruise missiles.

____ (2022-05-21). Liberation of Khorramshahr symbol of unity in defending Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 22 (MNA) — On the occasion of 3rd of Khordad which marks Liberation of Khorramshahr, Iran's Army Force issued a statement on Saturday and said that 3rd of Khorad is a symbol of unity and amity of soldiers in defending security of country.

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-05-21). Iran oil to stabilize global market, reduce prices: Qatar FM. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 21 (MNA) — Qatar's Foreign Minister has said the return of Iran's oil to the global markets will reduce the prices.

____ (2022-05-21). Saudi-led coalition seizes Yemeni oil ship. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 21 (MNA) — A spokesman for Yemen's Oil Company said on Friday that Saudi-Emirati aggression coalition seized a new Yemeni ship carrying oil products.

Staff (2022-05-21). Baghdad to pay its energy debts to Iran by end of May. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 21 (MNA) — Following the agreement reached between Tehran and Baghdad on the resumption of Iran's gas exports to Iraq, the country's Minister of Electricity said that Baghdad will pay Iran's energy debts by the end of May.

Staff (2022-05-21). Pres. Raeisi to visit Muscat on Monday. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 21 (MNA) — Heading a high-ranking delegation, Iranian President Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi is scheduled to pay a visit to Muscat on Monday.

Staff (2022-05-21). Moscow sanctions Biden, 962 other Americans. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 21 (MNA) — Russia said on Saturday it was banning entry to 963 Americans including US President Joe Biden, Secretary of State Antony Blinken, and CIA chief William Burns.

Staff (2022-05-21). VIDEO: Fuel station tanks exploded in Saudi Arabia. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 21 (MNA) — Saudi Arabia's surveillance cameras documented the moment the fuel station tanks exploded and burned due to the high tempreture.

____ (2022-05-21). Oman prioritized in Iran's neighborliness policy: Ambassador. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 21 (MNA) — Ahead of Iranian President Ebrahim Raeisi's visit to Oman, the Iranian Ambassador to the country called the Arab country a priority of Iran's neighborhood policy.

Staff (2022-05-21). Headlines of Iran's Persian dailies on May 21. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 21 (MNA) — Mehr News agency takes a look at headlines of Iran's Persian-language dailies on Saturday, May 21.

____ (2022-05-21). US not seeking regime change in Syria: diplomat. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 21 (MNA) —After US government's failure to overthrow Syrian government and normalization of Syria's ties with some Arab states, US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Syrian Affairs says that US is not after regime change in Syria.

____ (2022-05-21). EU' Borrell emphasizes significance of resuming Vienna talks. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 21 (MNA) — EU Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell stressed the significance of resumption of Vienna talks, calling for the urgent conclusion of the negotiations.

Staff (2022-05-21). Germany, Italy to pay in rubles to Russia. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 21 (MNA) — Germany and Italy have allowed companies to open ruble accounts to pay for the Russian gas and oil.

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-05-21). Slovak official hopes for expansion of trade ties with Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 21 (MNA) — The 1st State Secretary of the Ministry of Economy of the Slovak Republic Ján Oravec has expressed hope that his country's economic and trade relations with Iran will develop.

Staff (2022-05-21). Any threat against Iran to receive harshest response. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 21 (MNA) — Islamic Revolution has reached such a high level of validity and maturity that will certainly respond to the slightest threat against Iran at the highest level possible, said a senior Iranian commander.

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-05-21). Labor party returns to power in Australia after 9 years. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 21 (MNA) — Anthony Albanese and his opposition Labor Party win the government after a campaign focused on personality over policy.

Staff (2022-05-21). Impact of sanctions on Iran's economy waning: MP. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 21 (MNA) — Referring to the Iranian administration's effective measures taken in foreign policy, a lawmaker said that the impact of sanctions on Iran's economy will be definitely decreased gradually.

Staff (2022-05-21). Tornado in Germay leaves at least 43 injured. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 21 (MNA) — A tornado swept through the German city of Paderborn Friday, injuring at least 43 people, and killing a woman, authorities said…

Staff (2022-05-21). Turkey launches airstrikes on NE Iraq (+VIDEO). en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 21 (MNA) — Turkish fighterjets on Saturday bombed areas in the Iraqi province of Kirkuk.

Staff (2022-05-21). Iranian oil minister meet Omani Energy minister in Muscat. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 21 (MNA) — Iranian Oil Minister Javad Owji held talks with Omani Minister of Energy and Minerals Mohammed bin Hamad Al Rumhi in the country's capital of Muscat on Saturday.

Staff (2022-05-21). Front pages of Iran's English dailies on May 21. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 21 (MNA) — Here are the front pages of Iran's English language dailies on Saturday, May 21.

Staff (2022-05-21). Yemeni army shoots down Saudi reconnaissance drone. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 21 (MNA) — Spokesman for Yemeni Armed Forces Yahya Saree announced that the army managed to shoot down a reconnaissance drone belonging to the Saudi coalition.

Staff (2022-05-21). 'Tonight's Homework' to go on screen at Zlín Film Festival. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 21 (MNA) — Iranian documentary film 'Tonight's Homework' will be screened in the panoramic section of the Zellin Film Festival in the Czech Republic.

Staff (2022-05-21). Cisco Identity Service Engine (Cisco ISE). en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 21 (MNA) — Cisco Identity Service Engine (ISE) is a network access control and policy enforcement platform.

____ (2022-05-21). US' Blinken discusses Iran, region with Saudi official. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 21 (MNA) — US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman discussed Iran and regional developments with Saudi Deputy Minister of Defense Prince Khalid bin Salman Al Saud in Washington on Saturday.

Staff (2022-05-21). Biden threatens N Korea with nuclear weapon. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 21 (MNA) — US President Joe Biden in a joint statement with his South Korean counterpart reaffirmed the US commitment to defend South Korea with nuclear weapons if necessary.

Staff (2022-05-21). Strawberry festival in Kermanshah. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 21 (MNA) — A strawberry festival was held in the Uramanat region in Kermanshah province, western Iran.

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