New Sarcoidosis Directive Bringing Light to Darkness

Nothing about sarcoidosis is easy. First identified in 1877, this is quite common. In the USA, the lifetime risk is 2.4% and 0.85% for African Americans and whites, respectively. Yet this remains an enigma. Despite studying its genetics and immunopathology, we do not know its cause. Diagnosis is difficult because non-caseous granulomas, the tissue finding associated with sarcoidosis, are not disease specific. With the exception of Löfgren syndrome, a well-described sarcoid presentation which suggests an excellent prognosis, the initial signs and symptoms are variable and the course of the disease…

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Ghana signs $ 1.2 billion deal to develop bauxite resources

(Bloomberg) – Ghana has chosen Rocksure International as a strategic partner to build a mine and refinery with the aim of developing an industry from its untapped bauxite reserves. The Accra-based company will own a 70% stake in the project and state-owned Ghana Integrated Aluminum Development Corp. will hold the remaining 30%, according to an emailed statement Thursday. Rocksure will lead the construction of a $ 200 million bauxite mine at Nyinahin-Mpasaaso in central Ghana and a bauxite refinery of around $ 1 billion, according to Michael Ansah, managing director…

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Could Cleaner Cows Help Protect the Planet?

You can potty train your children and even, with a little effort, your cats. It turns out that there might be a backyard animal that knows how to use the toilet even better than toddlers and kittens, and the impact that could have on the environment could be huge. A new study conducted at Cell has found that young calves can be successfully trained to poop and pee in designated areas. And researchers believe that if scaled up, the practice could have a big impact on controlling waste ammonia, one…

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Drought-haves, have-nots are testing how to share water in the West

MADRAS, Oregon – Phil Fine stands in a parched field and watches a harvester gnaw through his crop of carrot seeds, spitting clouds of dust in its wake. Cracked earth lines empty the irrigation canals, and dust devils and tumbleweed punctuate a landscape in shades of brown. Across an invisible line separating the Fine irrigation district from the next, it’s another world. Automated sprinklers whistle as they water crops, cattle munch on green grass, and water boils through lush green farmland. In this strip of central Oregon, where six irrigation…

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Mississippi Earthtones Festival returns Saturday

ALTON – Through art, music and conservation, the annual Mississippi Earthtones Festival (MEF) will bring people together on Saturday to celebrate life on the river – and the river as life. Nearly a dozen musical acts will fill the 15th annual event from noon to 10 p.m. Saturday along the Broadway Corridor. Traffic will be closed between Easton and Langdon streets. This year, the festival’s headliner is Jake’s Leg doing a Grateful Dead Tribute. Music will be played as participants participate in conservation education activities and support local businesses. The…

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Charges Filed: Elkhorn Waterworks employee allegedly neglected water supply, putting residents at risk | Local News

Earlier this month, on February 4, 2019, the Town of Elkhorn Utilities Department posted a notice via Facebook regarding arsenic levels found in October water samples. “It is not an immediate risk,” said the notice. “If that had been the case, you would have been notified immediately. The notice said there was no need for customers to use an alternate or bottled water supply. “Elkhorn Waterworks currently has treatment in place to reduce arsenic and will adjust the treatment process to improve arsenic removal,” the advisory says. Referring to their…

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UArizona School of Mining and Mineral Resources received $ 4 million from the state

TUCSON, Arizona – Mining is a major industry for Arizona and it is getting a big boost from the state. The legislature approved $ 4 million to attend the University of Arizona School of Mineral and Mineral Resources. “Arizona has a long history of mining and this is in part based on the geology of the state of Arizona,” said Carmela Garzione, dean of the Arizona College of Sciences. Garzione says the funding will be used to hire faculty and staff, student recruitment efforts, and improvements to labs and facilities.…

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Auburn Center for the Arts to host International Points Day on September 15

The Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center will be hosting a virtual community project for International Points Day on Wednesday, September 15. International Dot Day began in 2009, and is based on “The Dot”, a book by Peter Reynolds. According to the International Points Day website, the book tells the story of a caring teacher who inspires a student to trust her own abilities by being brave enough to “make a mark.” self-discovery and confidence ignited in the participants. International Points Day is a global celebration of creativity, courage and collaboration.…

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Fisher Investments Recognized by Association of Talent Development as BEST 2021 Award Winner | State

BEST Awards recognize outstanding employee training and development CAMAS, Wash., September 13, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Fisher Investments — the US parent company of Fisher Investments United Kingdom—Was recognized by the Association for Talent Development (ATD) as the winner of the BEST Award 2021 for the third year in a row. Fisher Investments was one of 71 global organizations recognized by ATD for the exceptional development of their employees. ATD, the world’s largest professional talent development association, represents private and public organizations and executives in more than 120 countries…

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American football links World Cup prize to fight for equal pay

“Until FIFA resolves this discrepancy, we really need the help of the men’s and women’s teams to help us resolve this issue. Because we cannot resolve this unilaterally. The US women’s team fight has already produced significant gains for its players in terms of compensation and bonuses, to the point that the US men’s and women’s teams are considered the two highest-paid national teams in the world. And the successes of women, and their public pressure, have led to tangible gains for women around the world. Irish Football Association recently…

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