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Type 2 Diabetes – Nerve Damage in the Early Stages of Diabetic Eye Disease

The back of the eye, or retina, has nerve tissue that enables us to see. In Type 2 diabetes high blood sugar levels cause damage to nerve tissue, as well as the blood vessels feeding the tissue. Such damage can thin the retina, which can lead to loss of vision. Until recently diabetic retinopathy, a leading cause of blindness has been thought of as primarily a disease of the blood vessels in the back of the eye or retina. Treatment has been aimed at coagulating weak blood […]

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Salem Witch Trials As They Relate to Preppers

When selecting a topic for today’s discussion I decided to choose the subject of the Salem Witch Trials and the active persecution of those women who chose to live outside the norms of the society at that time. Gee people, does that sound a lot like survivalist and preppers? Perhaps we are the next group of people to be persecuted. As we approach this subject we must remember that the original goal of the Puritans as they flocked to the New World was to establish a location […]

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Millions ‘worse off’ than 15 years ago

There are over eight million low and middle income households, just under half of which have children. And it is not just poorer households which have been facing a pay squeeze. On average, incomes for all households in 2017/18 increased by just 0.9%, the lowest rise for four years and less than half the average between 1994 and 2007, just before the financial crisis. For the poorest third of households, incomes actually fell by up to £150 in the last year. The Resolution Foundation report said that […]

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One more thing re: privacy concerns raised by the DCMS fake new report

A meaty first report by the UK parliamentary committee that’s been running an inquiry into online disinformation since fall 2017, including scrutinizing how people’s personal information was harvested from social media services like Facebook and used for voter profiling and the targeting of campaign ads — and whose chair, Damian Collins — is a member of the UK’s governing Conservative Party, contains one curious omission. Among the many issues the report raises are privacy concerns related to a campaign app developed by a company called uCampaign — which, […]

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How Build-A-Bear fell into its own trap

“People want value, but they will also pay for better service. This was a good idea, poorly executed.” Parents’ anger over Build-A-Bear ‘pay your age’ offer Other episodes from retailing history that could have alerted Build-A-Bear to the impending chaos include fights over a chocolate spread, battles over free flights obtained through buying a vacuum cleaner, and fast-food fisticuffs to get a free doll. Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTwitter user @JRW_Fitness walked the length of this queue in Blackpool The long queues seen […]

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Build-A-Bear ‘Pay Your Age’ sale on for birthdays only despite disastrous one-day deal

BUILD-A-BEAR CLOSES LINES FOR ‘PAY YOUR AGE’ SALE AT US STORES AMID CHAOS Unlike the last, the current birthday promotion will also be limited to children under 14 years old, who can purchase only a Birthday Treat Bear which usually costs $14. Build-A-Bear’s announcement comes after its one-day “Pay Your Age” sale created chaotic scenes in locations across the U.S. and across the world last Thursday. The company was ultimately forced to stop accepting customers when local authorities demanded stores to limit the number of people in […]

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Build-A-Bear shops stuffed amid offer chaos

Image copyright Paul Shaw Image caption Police were called to the White Rose Centre in Leeds due to the popularity of the “pay your age” event Many of the company’s stores – including Sheffield’s Meadowhall shopping centre, Birmingham’s Bullring, Telford and Basingstoke – had to shut for the rest of the day following demand. Leeds shopper Paul Shaw said: “Crazy scenes at the White Rose – Build-A-Bear is in chaos. “Queuing from the store, all the way outside, approximately five-hour queue. There are even police here trying […]

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Type 2 Diabetes – The Effect of Parks and Green Areas on Health

Our species evolved in Africa, and we do our best to reproduce the same effect: land covered with trees and grass in the many places we have wandered into over the millennia. Parks, lawns, and gardens mimic our ancient homeland. According to health studies, exposure to this environment is good for our health in a variety of ways. In July of 2018, the journal Environmental Research reported on a mega-study of articles on green space exposure. In mega-study information from more than one study is put together […]

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Facebook faces maximum fine for data misuse

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionInformation commissioner Elizabeth Denham says Facebook’s fines will damage its reputation The UK’s data protection watchdog intends to fine Facebook £500,000 for data breaches – the maximum allowed. The Information Commissioner’s Office said Facebook had failed to ensure another company – Cambridge Analytica – had deleted users’ data. The ICO will also bring a criminal action against Cambridge Analytica’s defunct parent company SCL Elections. And it has raised concerns about political parties buying personal information from “data brokers”. Specifically […]

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Ryanair cancels 30 flights as strike hits

The cancellations are all on high frequency routes between Ireland and UK destinations including London, where passengers can easily switch to alternative flights. The Irish pilots’ concerns relate to pay and conditions including a dispute over seniority, as well as the procedures for allocation of base transfers, promotions and annual leave. Last autumn, Ryanair was forced to cancel hundreds of flights after rostering failures left the airline with insufficient crew. At the time staff made it clear they were unhappy about their working conditions. Related Topics Companies […]

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