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Rémi GAILLARD vs POLICE ;-)



nqtv·Published on May 10, 2013

The best clips of the POLICE VS Rémi GAILLARD - dangerously funny
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Rémi Gaillard is world famous for his dangerously funny videos.

Unafraid of controversy, he has challenged the norms and expectations of online video with his creativity!

From bringing Pacman and Mario Kart to life and playing pranks in animal costumes, to taking on the likes of Ronaldo in a battle of football skills, Rémi has done it all and shows no signs of stopping any time soon - his motto is, after all, "C'est en faisant n'importe quoi qu'on devient n'importe qui"! ("It is by doing anything that we become anyone!")

One things for sure - once you watch Rémi's videos, you'll never look at an elevator in the same way...

Brazilian Prisoners Knit Their Way to a New Life



NTDTV·Published on May 17, 2013

Brazilian prison inmates take up knitting needles to help propel a local business to success.

Full Story:

Needles in hand, inmates at a Brazilian penitentiary are knitting their way to a brighter future thanks to a local businesswoman who was short on staff and needed to boost production for her clothing line.

Twenty prisoners at the Ariosvaldo Campos Pires prison are taking part in the Flor de Lotus (Lotus Flower) Project. Inmates are trained to knit and crochet for a local fashion design company that then exports the products to the United States, France, Japan and other countries.

The idea launched in 2009 when fashion designer Raquell Guimaraes looked to increase production for her Doiselles line of knitwear as demand surged in foreign markets.

{Raquell Guimaraes, Designer}:
"This workforce, I loved the story of going to a penitentiary."

Guimaraes teaches the inmates the art of knitting and crocheting, giving them a valuable skill set and work experience that they can then use upon their release as they look for employment in the outside world.

The prisoners are paid a starting salary of 75 percent of the minimum wage in Brazil, though their pay can increase depending on how much work they produce.

Guimaraes estimates that about 100 inmates have taken part in the project since its inception more than four years ago. They currently have openings for 15 new knitters as some current participants prepare for freedom.

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China protests against chemical plant



AlJazeeraEnglish·Published on May 16, 2013

Thousands of people in southwest China have protested against a planned petrochemical plant.

They are worried that the project, due to be finished next year, will pollute their environment, but the government says the plant in Kunming, in Yunnan province, will be safe and bring economic growth.

Al Jazeera's Nadim Baba reports.


- People of Kunming, breathe while you can.

Cute Kids' Backseat Performances



Feds Delay Approval Of New Monsanto Crops Over Environmental Concerns

RT
Published time: May 15, 2013 17:57
Edited time: May 16, 2013 14:41


AFP Photo / Philippe Huguen


Biotech giant Monsanto faced a surprising setback after federal authorities refused to approve a new generation of genetically-engineered crops that could survive an unprecedented use of herbicides.

Monsanto was awarded a big win on Monday by the United States Supreme Court, but another federal ruling made only days earlier brought some comparatively bad news to the biotech giant.

The US Department of Agriculture announced Friday that they’ve ordered additional environmental impact statements (EIS) for herbicide-resistant crops that have been waiting for federal approval. Now Monsanto and the chemical company Dow will have to sit anxiously and await the results of those assessments before they are given the go-ahead to sell genetically-engineer plants that have raised serious environmental issues.

At stake is the future for a variety of corn, soybean and cotton crops that have been genetically-engineered to resist two heavy-duty pesticides, namely 2,4-D and dicamba. Both Monsanto and Dow have been hoping to get the go-ahead to sell these crops, but ordering further testing will set the release date back to perhaps 2015.

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Ten Things (of 5,681) You Probably Didn't Know About Curcumin (Turmeric)



Below are ten of the five thousand, six hundred and eighty-one studies listed at the US National Library of Medicine - National Institutes of Health on the medicinal value of Curcumin:

1. Curcumin as an Add-On to Antidepressive Treatment: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Pilot Clinical Study.
Bergman J, Miodownik C, Bersudsky Y, Sokolik S, Lerner PP, Kreinin A, Polakiewicz J, Lerner V.
Clin Neuropharmacol. 2013 May/June;36(3) : 73-77.
PMID:
23673908



2. A new curcumin analogue exhibits enhanced antitumor activity in nasopharyngeal carcinoma.
Pan Y, Xiao J, Liang G, Wang M, Wang D, Wang S, Yang H.
Oncol Rep. 2013 May 14. doi: 10.3892/or.2013.2457.
PMID:
23673810



3. Curcumin Nanoparticles Ameliorate ICAM-1 Expression in TNF-α-Treated Lung Epithelial Cells through p47 (phox) and MAPKs/AP-1 Pathways.
Yen FL, Tsai MH, Yang CM, Liang CJ, Lin CC, Chiang YC, Lee HC, Ko HH, Lee CW.
PLoS One. 2013 May 9;8(5):e63845. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0063845. Print 2013.
PMID:
23671702



4. Curcumin promotes nerve regeneration and functional recovery in rat model of nerve crush injury.
Ma J, Liu J, Yu H, Wang Q, Chen Y, Xiang L.
Neurosci Lett. 2013 May 10. doi:pii: S0304-3940(13)00415-1. 10.1016/j.neulet.2013.04.054.
PMID:
23669643



5. Curcumin-containing liposomes stabilized by thin layers of chitosan derivatives.
Karewicz A, Bielska D, Loboda A, Gzyl-Malcher B, Bednar J, Jozkowicz A, Dulak J, Nowakowska M.
Colloids Surf B Biointerfaces. 2013 Apr 22;109C:307-316. doi: 10.1016/j.colsurfb.2013.03.059.
PMID:
23668985



6. Curcumin targets the AKT-mTOR pathway for uterine leiomyosarcoma tumor growth suppression.
Wong TF, Takeda T, Li B, Tsuiji K, Kondo A, Tadakawa M, Nagase S, Yaegashi N.
Int J Clin Oncol. 2013 May 11.
PMID:
23666561



7. Synthesis and antiproliferative effect of novel curcumin analogues.
Liu B, Xia M, Ji X, Xu L, Dong J.
Chem Pharm Bull (Tokyo). 2013 May 11.
PMID:
23666373



8. Curcumin acts anti-proliferative and pro-apoptotic in human meningiomas.
Curic S, Wu Y, Shan B, Schaaf C, Utpadel D, Lange M, Kuhlen D, Perone MJ, Arzt E, Stalla GK, Renner U.
J Neurooncol. 2013 May 11.
PMID:
23666203



9. Curcumin and its carbocyclic analogs: structure-activity in relation to antioxidant and selected biological properties.
Bhullar KS, Jha A, Youssef D, Rupasinghe HP.
Molecules. 2013 May 10;18(5):5389-404. doi: 10.3390/molecules18055389.
PMID:
23666006



10. Therapeutic potential of curcumin in experimentally induced allergic rhinitis in guinea pigs.
Thakare VN, Osama MM, Naik SR.
Int Immunopharmacol. 2013 May 9. doi:pii: S1567-5769(13)00171-9. 10.1016/j.intimp.2013.04.025.
PMID:
23665314


The other 5,671 things can be found ----->HERE



Stay-Puff Marshmallow Man Remains May Have Been Found In China

Oozing up From Below, Mysterious Marshmallow-like Substance Covers Nanjing Street

RocketNews
8 hours ago - by John Stuart




Ever wonder what happened to the remains of the Stay Puff Marshmallow Man when Venkman and the rest of the gang destroyed it by “crossing their streams” in Ghostbusters? Well, it appears they may have fallen through a crack in a New York City sidewalk only to emerge 29 years later all the way over to China!

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- I don't think he'll be back in shape in time for Ghostbusters 3.....

Psychiatrists under fire in mental health battle

British Psychological Society to launch attack on rival profession, casting doubt on biomedical model of mental illness

Jamie Doward
the guardian | The Observer
Saturday 11 May 2013



British psychologists are to say that current psychiatric
diagnoses such as bipolar disorder are useless. Photograph:
Justin Paget/Fuse/Getty


There is no scientific evidence that psychiatric diagnoses such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder are valid or useful, according to the leading body representing Britain's clinical psychologists. In a groundbreaking move that has already prompted a fierce backlash from psychiatrists, the British Psychological Society's division of clinical psychology (DCP) will on Monday issue a statement declaring that, given the lack of evidence, it is time for a "paradigm shift" in how the issues of mental health are understood.

The statement effectively casts doubt on psychiatry's predominantly biomedical model of mental distress – the idea that people are suffering from illnesses that are treatable by doctors using drugs. The DCP said its decision to speak out "reflects fundamental concerns about the development, personal impact and core assumptions of the (diagnosis) systems", used by psychiatry.

Dr Lucy Johnstone, a consultant clinical psychologist who helped draw up the DCP's statement, said it was unhelpful to see mental health issues as illnesses with biological causes. "On the contrary, there is now overwhelming evidence that people break down as a result of a complex mix of social and psychological circumstances – bereavement and loss, poverty and discrimination, trauma and abuse," Johnstone said.

The provocative statement by the DCP has been timed to come out shortly before the release of DSM-5, the fifth edition of the American Psychiatry Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.

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The Rosenhan experiment

The Biggest, Most Corrupt Bank Scheme That's Not Being Stopped



TheYoungTurks·Published on May 12, 2013

"Conspiracy theorists of the world, believers in the hidden hands of the Rothschilds and the Masons and the Illuminati, we skeptics owe you an apology. You were right. The players may be a little different, but your basic premise is correct: The world is a rigged game.

We found this out in recent months, when a series of related corruption stories spilled out of the financial sector, suggesting the world's largest banks may be fixing the prices of, well, just about everything."*

The Libor bank scandal has nothing on the newest interest rate swap manipulation scheme where bankers are going completely unchecked. This is a $379 trillion market-- why are bankers allowed to manipulate it without restraint? Cenk Uygur breaks it down.



- So it turns out that both the hippies AND the conspiracy theorists were right.....


UN says eating insects could tackle world hunger



AlJazeeraEnglish·Published on May 13, 2013

The United Nations says that eating insects might provide one of the answers to global hunger.

There are 19-hundred edible insect species on the planet and 40 tons of insects to every human. Insects are rich in protein, vitamins and minerals and do not damage the environment.

But the UN admits that getting over people's squeamishness will be a big challenge.

Al Jazeera's Jessica Baldwin, reports from London.


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