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Nottingham Cottage: The Kensington home where Meghan and Harry live as a married couple

Pharma news - May 21, 2018 - 1:30pm

Following their royal wedding, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, now the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, will continue to live at Nottingham Cottage, a snug, two-bedroomed property in the grounds of Kensington Palace. The cottage was previously occupied by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who used it as their London base for around two-and-a-half years. How big is the cottage? Just a stone’s throw from Kensington Palace, Prince Harry’s childhood home, the cosy property, known by royal insiders as "Nott Cott," boasts two bedrooms, two reception rooms, a bathroom and a small garden. An aerial view of Kensington Palace, London Credit: Andrew Parsons/PA Wire King William III and Queen Mary II bought 'Nottingham House' from sec­retary of state Daniel Finch, the Earl of Nottingham, for £20,000 in 1689. It was subsequently remodelled into the palace by Christopher Wren, the architect who designed St Paul's Cathedral. The ceilings are said to be so low, the Duke of Cambridge had to “stoop” to avoid banging his head on them. An ideal starter home for newlyweds, the property also provides fantastic access to the trendy shops, boutiques and spas on Kensington High Street with which Ms Markle, 36, is already familiar. Ms Markle was familiar with the private, self-contained cottage before she moved in, having stayed with Prince Harry, 33, when she flew over from Toronto to visit him. Everything you need to know about visiting Kensington Palace Photographs of her former home in Toronto suggest that she favours a minimalistic, monochrome colour scheme with plenty of soft furnishings, coffee table books and floral arrangements. The American actress decorated it to "look like a California bungalow", and you can see how it looked while she lived in it on pictures she posted to Instagram. She wrote on her blog The Tig that the sunny decor helped her to stave off “seven Canadian winters.”  She has probably put her own mark on what had been, for four years, a bachelor pad. The Duchess of Cambridge is said to have redecorated it to her own taste when she first moved in. Royal wedding day pictures: Best photos from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's ceremony and reception Who else has lived there? Nottingham Cottage is one of the smallest properties within the grounds of Kensington Palace and was formerly the home of the Duke of Edinburgh’s private secretary, Brigadier Sir Miles Hunt-Davis, and his wife Gay. Princess Diana's sister Lady Jane Fellowes and her husband Sir Robert Fellowes also lived there. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge lived there when in London, from July 2011, moving in permanently when they left Anglesey. Royal wedding | Read more It is where they took Prince George following his birth in July 2013 and spent their first few months as a family-of three before moving out that autumn to Apartment 1A, formerly the residence of Princess Margaret, in October that year. Prince Harry moved in shortly afterwards and has lived there ever since. The first thing he reportedly did when was install a hammock in the yard. When the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge married, they were given Anmer Hall, a 10-bedroom Grade II-listed mansion on the Sandringham estate by the Queen. It's likely a similar offer will be made to Prince Harry and Ms Markle.  Meghan Markle's former home in Toronto Credit: AKGS It is not known whether he and Ms Markle employ their own staff. The Cambridges employed Italian housekeeper, Antonella Fresolone, who worked as a housemaid for the Queen for 13 years, to run their home when at Nottingham Cottage as well as in Anglesey. When Ms Markle moved to the UK, she brought her beloved beagle Guy with her. Bogart, a labrador-shepherd cross, was left behind with friends in Toronto after he was considered unfit to fly.

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Man dies after falling into baggage level at San Francisco airport

Pharma news - May 21, 2018 - 12:56pm

At around 8:45 am, the man “fell from the mezzanine level in Terminal 3 down to the baggage claim level”, airport spokesman Doug Yakel said in an email. The victim was identified by the San Mateo Coroner’s office as 53-year-old Dale Finn, a resident of South San Francisco. San Francisco International Airport is a busy transit hub, with some 55 million travellers passing through over the course of last year.

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The recent mass shootings in the US all have one thing in common: misogyny

Pharma news - May 21, 2018 - 12:46pm

The massacre at Santa Fe high school last week that left 10 people dead – most of them students – seems to have something in common with so many other mass shootings that happen in the US: misogyny. How many more tragedies have to happen before we recognize that misogyny kills? The longer we ignore the toxic masculinity that underlies so many of these crimes, the more violence we’re enabling.

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RFK's daughter contrasts his 'moral imagination' to Trump's lack of one

Pharma news - May 21, 2018 - 12:35pm

“Peace and justice and compassion towards those who suffer — that’s what the United States should stand for,” Kerry Kennedy said. “Imagine a politician, a serious presidential contender standing up and saying that.”

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3 Killed, 2 Injured in Suspected DUI Boat Crash in Missouri

Pharma news - May 21, 2018 - 12:07pm

Three people were killed and two others were injured Saturday in a suspected DUI boat crash at Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri.

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Royal Wedding Magic Caught In Photographs

Pharma news - May 21, 2018 - 12:01pm

Meghan Markle & Prince Harry’s fairytale wedding is perfectly captured in these official photographs.

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Syria's army captures last insurgent area near Damascus

Pharma news - May 21, 2018 - 11:52am

By Angus McDowall BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian army has restored control over all areas surrounding the capital Damascus for the first time since early in the seven-year-old war, after pushing Islamic State militants out of a south Damascus pocket, the military said. Pro-Syrian government forces have been battling for weeks to recover al-Hajar al-Aswad district and the adjacent Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp from Islamic State since driving rebels from eastern Ghouta in April. In a televised statement Syria's army high command said al-Hajar al-Aswad and Yarmouk had been cleared of militants.

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Israel summons envoys for Spain, Slovenia, Belgium over UN Gaza vote

Pharma news - May 21, 2018 - 11:39am

Israel has summoned the ambassadors of Spain, Slovenia and Belgium over their votes at a UN body calling for an international probe of the deadly shootings of dozens of Palestinians on the Gaza border, the foreign ministry said Monday. The UN Human Rights Council voted Friday to send a team of international war crimes investigators to probe the deadly shootings. Palestinians began protesting on the Gaza-Israel border on March 30 for the right to return to the homes their families fled or were expelled from in 1948, during the war surrounding the creation of Israel.

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See Lava From Hawaii's Volcano Spew Into the Ocean and Create Toxic 'Laze'

Pharma news - May 21, 2018 - 11:37am

A steam cloud filled with noxious gases has risen above the Pacific Ocean

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Nabriva shares tumble as safety worries plague pneumonia drug

Reuters Health News - May 21, 2018 - 11:16am
(Reuters) - Nabriva Therapeutics Plc's antibiotic drug to treat a common form of pneumonia met the main goal of a key clinical trial, but concerns over its side effects sent the drug developer's shares down 13 percent on Monday.
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Congo begins giving experimental Ebola vaccine to medics

Reuters Health News - May 21, 2018 - 11:09am
MBANDAKA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - Congo began administering an experimental Ebola vaccine to medical staff in the northwestern city of Mbandaka on Monday to tackle an outbreak of the virus believed to have killed 26 people since early April.
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Strong grip may predict longer life at all ages

Reuters Health News - May 21, 2018 - 11:08am
(Reuters Health) - Grip strength may be a better predictor of future health than some measurements doctors currently use to gauge risk, a large UK study suggests.
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Twitter Analyzed Meghan Markle’s Wedding Photo Smile And It’s Hilarious

Pharma news - May 21, 2018 - 11:03am

An image from the royal wedding is getting the Mona Lisa treatment.

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PM May challenges scientists to help transform Britain after Brexit

Reuters Health News - May 21, 2018 - 10:51am
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's prime minister challenged scientists on Monday to help diagnose cancer earlier and create zero-emission cars, trying to reboot an industrial strategy all but eclipsed by Brexit, while acknowledging Britain's reliance on foreign scientists.
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China 'considering scrapping all limits' on number of children per family

Pharma news - May 21, 2018 - 10:49am

China is considering scrapping the limits it places on how many children families can have, ending one of history's most intrusive and controversial social experiments, a report has claimed. China's cabinet, the State Council, has commissioned research to explore what effects such a move would have, and an announcement could be made later this year or in 2019, Bloomberg News said. In recent years, Beijing has been confronting the consequences of four decades of strict family planning controls - a dwindling workforce and a huge increase in elderly citizens. Authorities scrapped the infamous 'one child policy' in 2016, a move which Beijing hoped would kickstart a baby boom and ward off the looming demographic time-bomb. Communist Party chiefs launched a propaganda blitz urging prospective mothers to “seize the time and conceive”. But busy younger mothers in urban areas - where the new rules mainly applied - turned their backs on having a second child. Also, a two-child limit remained in place for many. The relaxation in family planning laws consequently failed to have a significant impact on falling birthrates, causing a major headache for leaders. Children of Yugur ethnic minority learn traditional dance in Zhangye, northwest China's Gansu Province Credit: Wang Jiang/Zuma Press / eyevine Figures showed only one million more babies were born in 2016 than 2015. Chinese experts expect the country’s working population — estimated by the government to be 998.3 million people by the end of 2016— to drop by around 40 million by 2030. By 2050, 30 per cent of Chinese will be age 60 or over, the United Nations estimates, versus 20 per cent worldwide and 10 per cent in China in the year 2000. China launched its one child policy in the late 1970s as Beijing sought to stem a rapidly growing population, and officials still claim it has been a major factor behind the country’s growing prosperity. But the draconian family planning laws - which are often enforced through intrusive forms of contraception and even forced abortions - have been widely condemned by human rights campaigners. The one-child policy also contributed to a sharp gender imbalance, with 32.66 million more males than females at the end of 2017. There were just over 17.5 million births in China in 2016, the first full year after the one child policy was scrapped, which represented an increase in the country's birth rate from 1.54 to 1.6 children per woman.  China hopes to increase its birth rate to 1.8 by 2021, pushing the total figure each year to up to 21 million. However, many Chinese experts believe that even with no limits on the size of families, China will struggle to significantly boost the number of births. Observers point to a culture of having small families becoming the norm in the country. The phenomenon has become more entrenched with the latest generation of parents, who enjoy the extra freedom and disposable income associated with smaller family units. Li Jianmin, professor of population studies at Nankai University in the northern city of Tianjin, previously told The Telegraph that he expected China's birth rate would stabilise at around 1.6 to 1.7 percent - even without any restrictions on family sizes. "(That) means even less babies will be born in China than abroad,” he said. “It is all about Chinese women now having the same lifestyle as those in the West.”    

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Dova Pharma's blood disorder drug gets FDA approval

Reuters Health News - May 21, 2018 - 10:46am
(Reuters) - The U.S Food and Drug Administration said on Monday it had approved Dova Pharmaceuticals Inc's drug to treat low blood platelet count in chronic liver disease (CLD) patients, who are scheduled to undergo a medical procedure.
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Gay Man Says Pope Francis Told Him, ‘God Made You Like That And Loves You Like That'

Pharma news - May 21, 2018 - 10:41am

In what's been characterized as the most progressive remarks ever uttered by a

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Texas School Shooting: Teen Helped Protect Classmates Before He Was Killed by Gunman

Pharma news - May 21, 2018 - 10:16am

Christopher Stone is remembered as a gentle person, his sisters said.

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Vietnam says Chinese bombers in disputed South China Sea increase tensions

Pharma news - May 21, 2018 - 10:15am

Recent activity by China's strategic bombers in the South China Sea's Paracel Islands seriously violated Vietnam's sovereignty over the disputed territory, Vietnam's foreign ministry said on Monday. China's air force said bombers such as the H-6K had landed and taken off from islands and reefs in the South China Sea as part of training exercises last week. The flights "increase tensions, cause regional instabilities and are not good for maintaining a peaceful, stable and cooperative environment in the East Sea," foreign ministry spokeswoman Le Thi Thu Hang said in a statement, using the Vietnamese name for the South China Sea.

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Celebrated Japanese climber with one finger dies on eighth attempt to summit Everest

Pharma news - May 21, 2018 - 9:54am

A Japanese climber, who lost nine fingertips to frostbite in a previous expedition, died on Monday during an attempt to climb Mount Everest, an official said, the second person to die on the world’s highest mountain during the current climbing season. Nobukazu Kuriki, 36, was found dead while sleeping in a camp 2 tent at 7,400 metres (24,278 feet) on the 8,850-metre (29,035-feet) mountain, tourism department official Gyanendra Shrestha said from base camp. “Sherpas found his body inside the tent,” Shrestha told Reuters. Details of the incident are not immediately available due to poor communication with the higher camp, he said. Kuriki had made seven unsuccessful attempts to scale Everest. In 2012, Kuriki spent two days in a snow hole at 27,000 feet (8,230 metres) on Everest in temperatures below minus 20 Celsius. That was when he had to have his fingertips amputated. Japanese climber Nobukazu Kuriki poses with a Nepalese flag during a press conference in August 2015 before an attempt to be the first to scale Mount Everest since the April 2015 earthquake  Credit:  Bikram Rai/ AP Macedonian Gjeorgi Petkov, 63, died at the weekend climbing Everest, hiking officials said without giving details. Scores of climbers have successfully made it to the top of Everest this month taking the benefit of good weather, officials said. Nepal has allowed more than 340 foreign climbers to ascend the peak during the current season which started in March and continues through this month.

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