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There is huge potential between Azerbaijan and Croatia for expanding cooperation – Ex-president of Croatia

BAKU, Azerbaijan, July 19

By Zeyni Jafarov – Trend:

There is a huge potential between Azerbaijan and Croatia for expanding cooperation in all spheres, Ex-President of Croatia, member of the Nizami Ganjavi International Center Stjepan Mesic told Trend.

“Azerbaijan and Croatia have the political will and it is demonstrated at the level of the presidents of the two countries,” Mesic added.

“Azerbaijan and Croatia are strategic partners, which allows building reliable and long-term relations between peoples,” the ex-president said.

“Azerbaijan has restored its territorial integrity,” Mesic added. “The most important issue after the war is the elimination of the factor of hatred of peoples.”

“The policy of countries must be structured in such a way to eliminate this factor,” the ex-president said. “Historically, there may be disagreements between certain countries, but the correct state policy can lead to peace.”

“Each country has the right to liberate its territories,” he said. “The Azerbaijani president is pursuing the fair and peaceful policy.”

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Jose Mourinho has already delivered verdict on Chelsea’s potential new partnership

Chelsea are reportedly keen on hijacking Manchester United’s move for Raphael Varane this summer and that could lead them into using a new defensive pairing next season. The Real Madrid defender is considering quitting the Bernabeu as he has just one year left on his contract.

Varane is apparently demanding an increase on his £170,000-a-week wages but Real are in financial trouble and want to cut costs.

Sergio Ramos has already departed for Paris Saint-Germain and Varane could be the next out of the exit door.

United are holding talks with the La Liga giants over a blockbuster summer switch but reports in Spain suggest Chelsea are also keeping close tabs on the situation.

Thiago Silva, 36, is unlikely to feature in every Premier League match as he comes towards the tail end of his career.

So Thomas Tuchel may trust a younger Kurt Zouma to play alongside his fellow Frenchman Varane.

Six years ago Mourinho predicted that Zouma and Varane would be a powerful partnership after he managed both of the youngster at club level.

“I think the French Federation should write me a letter to thank me because I think they have now the best two young central defenders in the world,” Mourinho said during his second stint in charge of Chelsea in 2015.

“I’m not saying the best because there are young, there are obviously end products, mature players 24, 25, 28, 30-year’s-old.

“But as young defenders can you imagine what Varane and Zouma can represent in football in a couple of years.

“I think Didier [Deschamps] must be very happy with that.”

Meanwhile, former Liverpool ace Steve Nicol has concerns over whether Varane can still cut it in the Premier League.

“I think the worrying thing is that Varane’s coming off a season where he made a lot of high-profile mistakes,” he said.

“You wonder whether: is last season an indicator he’s beginning to drop a little bit? That would be my worry.

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“It’s going to be a lot of money. It might be spending a lot of money who, actually for his age is pretty early going the other way.”

Chelsea also have Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen among their ranks so it is likely there would be departures if Varane arrived at Stamford Bridge.

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South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem taking swings at potential 2024 rivals

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — More than 18 months before the first presidential primary of 2024, most potential Republican candidates are just getting a sense of the political landscape, tiptoeing through early voting states and trying to make friends in key places. Then there’s Kristi Noem.

The South Dakota governor has come out swinging as she tries to carve a niche among an early crowd of possible GOP rivals for the White House. Her combative style, no surprise to those who follow her, is evidence of how competitive the nomination race will be if Donald Trump stays on the sidelines.

Noem charged into Iowa on Friday singing a battle hymn and armed with barbed comments for her fellow GOP governors. At a conservative gathering in Des Moines, she told the crowd she “really hates this America” under President Joe Biden’s leadership, then led them in singing “The Battle Hymn of the Republic.”

But Noem didn’t just take aim at political foes. She also unleashed sharp-edged comments on those within her own party, accusing fellow GOP governors of “rewriting history” by claiming they kept their states open during the pandemic.

“To pretend that they didn’t take actions that they had no authority to take isn’t standing on truth,” she told reporters Friday.

It’s easy to see why the 49-year-old governor, who is known as a scorched-earth campaigner in her home state, is elbowing out anyone trying to claim a more hands-off approach to the pandemic. She doesn’t have the experience of working alongside Trump, like Mike Pence, Nikki Haley or Mike Pompeo – all of whom have visited the presidential-proving ground of Iowa in recent days. Other potential rivals like Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott have the advantage of governing states that figure prominently in national politics.

The pandemic was rocket fuel for Noem‘s political rise. While she had been laying the groundwork to build a national profile and looking for ways to make South Dakota a testing ground for conservative policies, she jumped on decrying coronavirus restrictions early.

Conservatives nationwide have since made efforts to try to halt the pandemic’s spread into a favorite punching bag. At the Family Leadership Summit, where Noem spoke alongside Pence, Pompeo and Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds, speakers warned that government restrictions were eroding personal liberties. DeSantis has even begun selling “Don’t Fauci My Florida” merchandise to raise money for his gubernatorial reelection campaign, taking aim at another favorite target, the nation’s top infectious diseases expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci.

Noem didn’t mention DeSantis by name during a Sunday speech at another conservative conference in Texas, but seemed to single him out when she accused other GOP governors of “pretending” they didn’t shut down their beaches.

“All I’m saying is that we need leaders with grit. That their first instinct is to make the right decision,” Noem told the audience at the Conservative Political Action Conference.

But as an early wave of virus cases hit her state in the spring of last year, Noem initially showed a willingness to step in and use the force of her office. She declared an emergency and told schools to close, urged a meatpacking plant to temporarily shutter after an outbreak among workers, and even issued a stay-at-home order in two hard-hit counties for people over 65 or vulnerable to the virus.

While Noem never ordered businesses to close, many did so anyway. And city leaders, frustrated with Noem‘s inaction, issued their own orders that forced many to shutter for weeks in the spring.

As the response to the virus became increasingly politicized, however, Noem moved to the forefront of governors railing against government orders. By June of 2020, her message had shifted: “More freedom, not more government is the answer.”

With an eye on the economic and mental health ripple effects of the pandemic, she frequently touted the fact that her state has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the nation and a growing economy.

But even as virus cases and deaths surged last year, she refused to urge people to wear masks in public. Instead, the state spent more in federal coronavirus funds on an ad campaign inviting tourists to visit than it did on public health advertising.

As her appearances on Fox News increased, conservatives across the country began suggesting she run for president. Noem has demurred when asked publicly about her White House ambitions and says she is focused on next year’s gubernatorial campaign. But recent actions – from registering a federal political action committee to hitting the nationwide speaking circuit – show she has her sights set beyond South Dakota.

It’s not clear how her record on the virus would play beyond the Republican base. South Dakota recorded the nation’s 10th highest COVID-19 death rate. Although some states with far more aggressive approaches to mitigating the pandemic saw similar outcomes, South Dakota had the worst mortality rate in the Midwest. But that hasn’t stopped Noem from bragging about it.

“When I ran for governor I ran on it being an example to the nation,” she told the crowd Friday. “I had no idea that that was going to happen through a pandemic.”

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South Dakota’s Noem takes aim at potential 2024 rivals




South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem speaks during the Family Leadership Summit, Friday, July 16, 2021, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem speaks during the Family Leadership Summit, Friday, July 16, 2021, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — More than 18 months before the first presidential primary of 2024, most potential Republican candidates are just getting a sense of the political landscape, tiptoeing through early-voting states and trying to make friends in key places. Then there’s Kristi Noem.

The South Dakota governor has come out swinging as she tries to carve a niche among an early crowd of possible GOP rivals for the White House. Her combative style, no surprise to those who follow her, is evidence of how competitive the nomination race will be if Donald Trump stays on the sidelines.

Noem charged into Iowa on Friday singing a battle hymn and armed with barbed comments for her fellow GOP governors. At a conservative gathering in Des Moines, she told the crowd she “really hates this America” under President Joe Biden’s leadership, then led them in singing “The Battle Hymn of the Republic.”

But Noem didn’t just take aim at political foes. She also unleashed sharp-edged comments on those within her own party, accusing fellow GOP governors of “rewriting history” by claiming they kept their states open during the pandemic.

“To pretend that they didn’t take actions that they had no authority to take isn’t standing on truth,” she told reporters Friday.


South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem speaks during the Family Leadership Summit, Friday, July 16, 2021, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem speaks during the Family Leadership Summit, Friday, July 16, 2021, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

It’s easy to see why the 49-year-old governor, who is known as a scorched-earth campaigner in her home state, is elbowing out anyone trying to claim a more hands-off approach to the pandemic. She doesn’t have the experience of working alongside Trump, like Mike Pence, Nikki Haley or Mike Pompeo — all of whom have visited the presidential-proving ground of Iowa in recent days. Other potential rivals like Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott have the advantage of governing states that figure prominently in national politics.

The pandemic was rocket fuel for Noem’s political rise. While she had been laying the groundwork to build a national profile and looking for ways to make South Dakota a testing ground for conservative policies, she jumped on decrying coronavirus restrictions early.

Conservatives nationwide have since made efforts to try to halt the pandemic’s spread into a favorite punching bag. At the Family Leader Summit, where Noem spoke alongside Pence, Pompeo and Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds, speakers warned that government restrictions were eroding personal liberties. DeSantis has even begun selling “Don’t Fauci My Florida” merchandise to raise money for his gubernatorial reelection campaign, taking aim at another favorite target, the nation’s top infectious diseases expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci.

Noem didn’t mention DeSantis by name during a Sunday speech at another conservative conference in Texas, but seemed to single him out when she accused other GOP governors of “pretending” they didn’t shut down their beaches.

“All I’m saying is that we need leaders with grit. That their first instinct is to make the right decision,” Noem told the audience at the Conservative Political Action Conference.

But as an early wave of virus cases hit her state in the spring of last year, Noem initially showed a willingness to step in and use the force of her office. She declared an emergency and told schools to close, urged a meatpacking plant to temporarily shutter after an outbreak among workers, and even issued a stay-at-home order in two hard-hit counties for people over 65 or vulnerable to the virus.

While Noem never ordered businesses to close, many did so anyway. And city leaders, frustrated with Noem’s inaction, issued their own orders that forced many to shutter for weeks in the spring.

As the response to the virus became increasingly politicized, however, Noem moved to the forefront of governors railing against government orders. By June of 2020, her message had shifted: “More freedom, not more government is the answer.”

With an eye on the economic and mental health ripple effects of the pandemic, she frequently touted the fact that her state has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the nation and a growing economy.

But even as virus cases and deaths surged last year, she refused to urge people to wear masks in public. Instead, the state spent more in federal coronavirus funds on an ad campaign inviting tourists to visit than it did on public health advertising.

As her appearances on Fox News increased, conservatives across the country began suggesting she run for president. Noem has demurred when asked publicly about her White House ambitions and says she is focused on next year’s gubernatorial campaign. But recent actions — from registering a federal political action committee to hitting the nationwide speaking circuit — show she has her sights set beyond South Dakota.

It’s not clear how her record on the virus would play beyond the Republican base. South Dakota recorded the nation’s 10th highest COVID-19 death rate. Although some states with far more aggressive approaches to mitigating the pandemic saw similar outcomes, South Dakota had the worst mortality rate in the Midwest. But that hasn’t stopped Noem from bragging about it.

“When I ran for governor I ran on it being an example to the nation,” she told the crowd Friday. “I had no idea that that was going to happen through a pandemic.”

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Potential Concerns with NuVasive MAGEC System Implants – FDA Safety Communication

Date Issued: July 15, 2021

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is informing patients, their caregivers, and health care providers of potential mechanical failures and concerns about tissue incompatibility (biocompatibility) associated with components of the following NuVasive Specialized Orthopedics’ MAGEC devices:

  • MAGEC Spinal Bracing and Distraction System
  • MAGEC 2 Spinal Bracing and Distraction System
  • MAGEC System 
  • MAGEC System Model X device
  • MAGEC System Model X rod
  • MAGEC System Rods

In February 2020, NuVasive issued an Urgent Field Safety Notice recalling its MAGEC devices to address a mechanical component failure where the endcap was separating from the rod part of the device. In July 2020, the FDA cleared a modified version of the MAGEC Model X rod, designed to mitigate endcap separation events.

Additional biocompatibility concerns potentially related to the existing endcap failures were raised in December 2020 when NuVasive issued an updated Field Safety Notice intended for customers in the European Union. In addition, the FDA began receiving reports in early 2021 describing local tissue reactions potentially related to endcap separation events with the MAGEC devices.

As NuVasive continues to investigate the root cause of these issues, the FDA is working with the manufacturer to evaluate new biocompatibility testing results and assess whether there is any clinically meaningful impact to patients with MAGEC devices.

Recommendations for Caregivers and Patients Considering a MAGEC Device

  • Talk to a doctor about the benefits and risks of the MAGEC device. The FDA believes the benefits of a MAGEC device outweigh the risks for U.S. patients based on the current FDA-cleared indications for use and labeling. Indications for use and labeling may vary in other countries.

Recommendations for Patients Who Have a MAGEC Device and their Caregivers

  • At this time, the FDA does not recommend the removal of functioning MAGEC rods prior to the two years after implantation.
  • Be aware that if a patient experiences increasing levels of unexpected back pain with a MAGEC device, the health care provider should perform an additional examination of the patient’s back, including obtaining x-rays to evaluate the condition of the MAGEC implant.
  • If patients are experiencing a problem with a MAGEC device, the FDA encourages patients and their parents or caregivers to report the problem to their health care provider and to the FDA through the MedWatch Voluntary Reporting Form.

Recommendations for Health Care Providers

  • Follow current U.S. labeling instructions.
  • Be aware MAGEC devices are:
    • Cleared for implantation for no more than two years.
    • To be implanted only in skeletally immature patients less than 10 years of age with severe progressive spinal deformities associated with or at risk of Thoracic Insufficiency Syndrome (TIS). See current device labeling for the complete Indications for Use Statement.
  • Perform a full evaluation, including radiographs, of a patient, presenting with unexplained symptoms of back pain, inflammation, or deformity. 
  • Decisions about removing or exchanging a MAGEC device should be made by health care providers in consultation with the patient and their caregivers on a case-by-case basis. Discuss with patients and their caregivers that, at this time, the FDA does not recommend removal (prior to two years post implantation) of asymptomatic MAGEC devices that are stable and well-functioning. 
  • Report any adverse events or suspected events experienced with a MAGEC device through MedWatch, the FDA Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting program.

Device Description

MAGEC is a growing spinal rod system intended for use in children under 10 years of age. MAGEC devices use magnets to help correct spinal deformities as the child grows. They are designed to help avoid multiple operations to correct the spinal curve.

Potential Risks Associated with MAGEC Devices

The FDA is aware of reports describing endcap separation, O-ring seal failure, and of potential exposure of internal components of this device to living tissue that may lead to adverse local tissue reactions.

Endcap Separation

In 2020, NuVasive made changes to the MAGEC device design to address endcap separation problems. The risk associated with endcap separation is unanticipated exposure of patient’s tissue to internal components of the device that have not been completely tested for biocompatibility. In July 2020, the FDA cleared a new version of the MAGEC X rod, and this version of the MAGEC X device (MAGEC 2b) is designed to mitigate endcap separation. The recommendations in this communication apply to all MAGEC devices, including the modified MAGEC Model X rod cleared by the FDA in July 2020.

Biocompatibility

On April 5, 2021, and updated April 9, 2021, NuVasive informed health care providers of biocompatibility testing concerns, and voluntarily placed all MAGEC devices on a global ship hold.

To evaluate whether the components covered by the endcap are biocompatible and to satisfy updated testing standards, NuVasive has been conducting additional biocompatibility testing. The FDA is working with the manufacturer to evaluate the new biocompatibility testing results.

On July 15, 2021, NuVasive posted an updated statement informing U.S. health care providers that the ship hold in the U.S. has been lifted for the MAGEC devices. The FDA believes it is in the best interest of patients to make the modified MAGEC X device available in the U.S. at this time because (1) the overall benefits of the device outweigh the known risks for on-label use in the U.S. compared to alternative treatments, (2) the U.S. indications and instructions for use, which restrict use to patients less than 10 years old and for a two-year implantation time, further mitigate known risks, (3) the modified MAGEC X (MAGEC 2b) device, designed to mitigate endcap separation events and related biocompatibility concerns, will be the only device version currently available for sale in the U.S., and (4) the U.S. labeling has been updated to include a discussion of known risks associated with the device.

FDA Actions

The FDA is working with NuVasive to:

  • Evaluate additional biocompatibility testing intended to address specific theoretical biocompatibility concerns with these devices and collect additional data to better understand potential risks to patients. 
  • Provide health care providers and patients access to an adequate supply of modified MAGEC devices, which are magnetically distractable growing rods designed to reduce the number of surgeries needed compared to alternatives.
  • Ensure patients with a MAGEC implant continue to receive appropriate follow-up monitoring.

The FDA will keep the public informed if significant new information becomes available.

Reporting Problems with a MAGEC Device

The FDA encourages health care providers to report any adverse events or suspected adverse events experienced with NuVasive MAGEC device system implants.

Prompt reporting of adverse events can help the FDA identify and better understand the risks associated with medical devices.

Questions?

If you have questions, email the Division of Industry and Consumer Education (DICE) at [email protected] or call 800-638-2041 or 301-796-7100.

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FDA warns of potential rare nerve complication with Johnson & Johnson coronavirus

While the FDA said it had not established the vaccine could cause the syndrome, it noted an increase in reports of the sometimes paralyzing condition.
“Today, the FDA is announcing revisions to the vaccine recipient and vaccination provider fact sheets for the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 Vaccine to include information pertaining to an observed increased risk of Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS) following vaccination,” it said in a statement sent to CNN.
“Reports of adverse events following use of the Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine under emergency use authorization suggest an increased risk of Guillain-Barré syndrome during the 42 days following vaccination,” the updated label reads.
“Although the available evidence suggests an association between the Janssen vaccine and increased risk of GBS, it is insufficient to establish a causal relationship. No similar signal has been identified with the Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines,” the label adds.
The FDA said 100 preliminary reports of Guillain-Barré syndrome had been filed with the US government’s Vaccine Adverse Reporting System, out of 12.8 million Janssen vaccines given.
“Guillain Barré syndrome (a neurological disorder in which the body’s immune system damages nerve cells, causing muscle weakness and sometimes paralysis) has occurred in some people who have received the Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine,” the FDA says in the label update for patients and caregivers.
“In most of these people, symptoms began within 42 days following receipt of the Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine. The chance of having this occur is very low,” it adds.
People should seek medical attention if they notice symptoms such as weakness or tingling in the arms and legs, especially if it spreads, after receiving a vaccine, the FDA said.
Other telltale symptoms include difficulty walking, speaking, chewing or swallowing; double vision; and bowel or bladder control problems.
The FDA said 95 of the 100 reports of GBS involved people who needed hospitalization, and one person died.
“Each year in the United States, an estimated 3,000 to 6,000 people develop GBS. Most people fully recover from the disorder,” the agency added.
“GBS has also been observed at an increased rate associated with certain vaccines, including certain seasonal influenza vaccines and a vaccine to prevent shingles.
Johnson & Johnson confirmed it was talking to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and FDA about the issue.
“We have been in discussions with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and other regulators about rare cases of the neurological disorder, Guillain-Barré syndrome, that have been reported following vaccination with the Janssen COVID-19 vaccine,” the company said in a brief statement.
“The chance of having this occur is very low, and the rate of reported cases exceeds the background rate by a small degree,” it added.
Even if the vaccine does raise the risk of the syndrome, it’s still better to get vaccinated against the coronavirus, the CDC stressed.
“GBS is a neurological disorder in which the body’s immune system damages nerve cells, causing muscle weakness or in the most severe cases paralysis. Each year in the United States, an estimated 3,000 to 6,000 people develop GBS; it is typically triggered by a respiratory or gastrointestinal infection. Most people fully recover from GBS,” a CDC spokesperson told CNN.
“Reports of GBS after receipt of the J&J/Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine in the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) are rare, but do likely indicate a small possible risk of this side effect following this vaccine,” the spokesperson added.
The spokesperson said the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices would discuss the matter in an upcoming meeting.
“In the United States, nearly all COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths are now occurring in unvaccinated people. The risk of severe adverse events after COVID-19 vaccination remains rare. Everyone age 12 years and older is recommended to receive a COVID-19 vaccine,” the statement said.
The CDC and FDA briefly paused use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine earlier this year because of a risk of a rare type of blood clotting complication but lifted the pause in April after determining the risk was low and the condition was treatable. The vaccine’s label was updated to warn about the risk.

Discover Your Untapped Potential

The YOU beyond you and the Ultimate Human Secrets

LONDON, UK, UK, July 11, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Human potential— its depths remain a true mystery for most people. One theory about untapped human potential blames a lack of motivation. This line of thinking states that some sort of driving force paves the way to achieving our highest production levels. In other words, human beings need a reason to push further, dig deeper, and go the distance. Without the dangling ‘carrot,’ we tend to flounder in a comfortable but mediocre state.

For Ramzi Najjar, establishing Securita, one of the world’s leading insurance brokerage and consultancy firms serving clients in the Middle East and North Africa, could have been his one outstanding achievement in life. However, Najjar had always felt there was more to accomplish—that some human beings only scratch the surface of their talents and potential. And he was not going to be one of those people.

In his book, The YOU Beyond You, Najjar explains several practical and self-tested methods designed to dissolve the barriers that keep us from reaching our potential. Najjar says some of these barriers include detrimental beliefs, negative energies, and harmful habits gathered through our experiences. In The YOU Beyond You, Najjar provides strategies to unlock life’s deepest secrets and how they operate within us and our environment.

Najjar believes that regardless of the circumstances surrounding your birth, all human beings experience life through the same lens of subjective perception. Najjar adds that we shape these perceptions with our beliefs and personal experiences, including what we learn from others.

Additionally, our chaotic lives don’t provide the time to stop and discover the reality surrounding us. We compound this issue with our natural instinct to allow our beliefs and perceptions to direct our lives. The problem—we inherit so many of these perceptions from others, creating a collection of misleading ideas. Finally, these mistaken ideas erect a wall of mental blockages that hinders our ability to recognize and understand our own reality.

Within the book, Najjar demystifies the concept of perception, explaining that it’s only a tiny fragment of the forces that affect how we experience life. Najjar explains we all have the potential to dissolve our mental blockages. In doing so, we gain access to life’s true nature, and we use it to expose the true depths of our knowledge potential.

According to Najjar, having this access allows us to achieve even our most ambitious life goals. And for Najjar, unlocking this deeper layer is the act of discovering your best, most authentic version of yourself—or ‘the YOU beyond you.’

Najjar’s book explains that the ‘YOU beyond you’ concept is the act of making sense of the intricate network that ties our mind, body, and spirit to our environments. It also recognizes that the delicate connections between these aspects can help anyone develop their potential.

While Najjar has been interested in these concepts most of his adult life, his real ‘push’ came with the COVID-19 pandemic. The silent solitude and copious time mandatory lockdowns created provided the perfect space for Najjar to reflect, develop, and grow.

“COVID-19 created the time [I] needed to put all of the realizations and knowledge from my life into my book, The YOU Beyond You – The Knowledge of the Willing,” states Najjar. Published in July of 2020, the book summarizes Najjar’s experiences from childhood to the modern-day and aims to explain the mysterious concept of reality and how it impacts the human experience.

Najjar believes the topic of hidden unconscious secrets of life has no end and new details can always be discussed. With that in mind, he wrote The Ultimate Human Secrets elaborating in further detail the concepts and dynamics he discussed in The YOU Beyond You. “It is a manuscript that entails all dimensions of our reality and existence on physical, biological, and metaphysical levels,” says the author. “The Ultimate Human Secrets is a manuscript detailing our existence and will help readers apprehend and apply a different approach to living based on the actuality of life formations both on the biological and psychological levels.”

The YOU Beyond You—The Knowledge of the Willing and The Ultimate Human Secrets are now available on Amazon.

Kevin Taylor
London Daily Post
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Speaking at CPAC, the South Dakota governor and potential White House contender tried to draw a sharp contrast between her and her possible 2024 opponents

“We’ve got Republican governors across this country pretending they didn’t shut down their states; that they didn’t close their regions; that they didn’t mandate masks,” said the potential 2024 White House contender as she drew an implicit but obvious contrast to leaders like Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, who took a more restrictive approach in their states. “Now I’m not picking fights with Republican governors. All I’m saying is that we need leaders with grit. That their first instinct is the right instinct.”
“Demand honesty from your leaders and make sure that every one of them is willing to make the tough decisions,” added Noem, who repeatedly touted her hands-off approach to Covid-19 throughout her speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference — highlighting the fact that she never ordered a “single business” to close. “South Dakota did not do any of those (measures). We didn’t mandate. We trusted our people and it told them that personal responsibility was the best answer.”
Even when cases surged in her state last November, Noem refused to mandate masks and chose not to put in the precautionary measures that many other governors were taking to slow the spread of Covid-19. She insisted that her state had been most effective by swiftly identifying and isolating cases. As of this weekend, South Dakota had 230 deaths per 100,000 people, according to data from Johns Hopkins University — ranking the state 10th in that metric among the 50 states. The state had 14,090 cases per 100,000 people, ranking South Dakota with the third highest rate in the nation.
But in an October op-ed in the Rapid City Journal, Noem rejected “mandatory masking” by noting that some had questioned the effectiveness of masks, calling on each family to make “informed decisions for themselves.”
“As I’ve said before, if folks want to wear a mask, they should be free to do so,” she wrote in that piece. “Similarly, those who don’t want to wear a mask shouldn’t be shamed into wearing one. And government should not mandate it.”
She became a star headliner at the CPAC conference in Orlando in February, in part by taking aim at Dr. Anthony Fauci, the country’s top infectious disease specialist, and insisting that her party could win by more clearly articulating that conservatives “are not here to tell you how to live your life.” To loud cheers, she said: “I don’t know if you agree with me, but Dr. Fauci is wrong a lot.”

Noem’s political future

Her comments Sunday were a shot across the bow from Noem as she positions herself in a field that has been essentially frozen by former President Donald Trump, who is teasing another run for his former office as he falsely claims that his 2020 contest with Joe Biden was rigged.
Noem, who was greeted with a standing ovation at CPAC hours before Trump was slated to speak Sunday, has been defined in part by her intense loyalty to Trump after a year in which she campaigned aggressively to help re-elect him. In a brief exchange with reporters Sunday after her speech, she said she hopes to see Trump run again in 2024. When asked about her own ambitions, she demurred.
“I think he’d be fantastic. He gets up every day and he fights for this country,” Noem said. “Most people when they watched what he and his family went through would be exhausted and quit, out of discouragement. And the fact that he’s still fighting is inspirational to me.”
“Would I run? Oh, I’m not focused on that,” she said when pressed about her White House plans. “I love South Dakota and I worked to come home to South Dakota, so I could be there and be with my people and ride horses for the rest of my life and be perfectly happy.”
When asked whether she would be open to joining Trump on the 2024 ticket as his No. 2, as some GOP voters would like to see her do as a replacement for former Vice President Mike Pence, she said she was “open to going home and putting on my cowboy boots right now. I’ve been in these heels a long time.”

Blood on tissue after poo? The 11 potential causes of rectal bleeding

Spotted some blood on the toilet paper after doing a poo? Don’t worry just yet. Bleeding from your bum could be something easily treatable like piles or the side effect of medication. However, it’s important to get the cause diagnosed because it could be a sign of bowel cancer. While one 2009 study found that nearly 20 percent of adults had bleeding from their tail end in the last 12 months, only a third had consulted a doctor. Express.co.uk chatted to Dr Deborah Lee from Dr Fox Online Pharmacy to find out the 11 potential causes of rectal bleeding.

If you’ve noticed blood on the toilet paper or in your poo, there are lots of different reasons why this could be happening.

It can be alarming, especially if the blood is in streaks or in the water as well as on the tissue, but try not to panic.

If the following is true, you shouldn’t self diagnose and should see your GP instead:

  • your child has blood in their poo
  • you’ve had blood in your poo for 3 weeks
  • your poo has been softer, thinner or longer than normal for 3 weeks
  • you’re in a lot of pain around the bottom
  • you have pain or lump in your tummy
  • you’ve been more tired than usual
  • you’ve lost weight for no reason

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Your GP will ask a lot of questions about how long it has been happening, how often it happens and so on.

Dr Lee said: “You must tell them if you have had a change of bowel habit. They will want to examine you.

“This is likely to mean they will examine your back passage but try not to worry about this. For the doctor, it’s all part of a day’s work!

“You may then be asked for a stool specimen to check for the presence of blood and for any infection and a blood test to check for anaemia.”

Depending on the findings, the doctor may refer you to a specialist for more tests.

For example, they may need a stool sample for a Faecal Immunochemical Test (FIT test) to check for colonic cancer.

How rectal bleeding treated?

The treatment for rectal bleeding or blood in the poo depends on the cause.

If you have gastroenteritis, which is bloody diarrhoea from pathogens such as campylobacter, shigella, or salmonella, this is treated with antibiotics.

However, inflammatory bowel disease such as Crohn’s Disease is treated with anti-inflammatory agents such as steroids, a special diet, and immunosuppressants. Ulcerative colitis is treated similarly. Surgery is sometimes needed.

Colonic polyps are removed at colonoscopy, or sometimes laparoscopically, whereas anal fistulas require surgery to open the fistula so it heals as a flat scar.

Haemorrhoids (piles) are lumps that develop around the anus which are often painless or may be itchy and sore.

Dr Lee said: “They can become acutely inflamed and need urgent surgery.

“They can be injected by sclerotherapy or destroyed using a banding technique.

“Patients must take care to eat plenty of fibre so as not to become constipated, so they do not strain to pass the stool.

“There are a variety of local creams and ointments to soothe piles – speak to your pharmacist.”

If you’ve got an anal fissure – a tear in your anus – treatments include topical anaesthetic creams, or sometimes botulinum toxin applied to the anal sphincter muscle.

Sexually transmitted infections – such as anal warts, or trauma from anal sex – can be treated with topical antiviral agents or sometimes surgery.
If the bleeding is a side effect of drugs, such as blood-thinning drugs like warfarin, the treatment might involve changing drugs or something simple.

If you have colonic cancer (Bowel cancer), the treatment depends on the stage of the disease and how far it has spread.

Dr Lee said: “Surgery is usually required to remove the affected segment of the bowel which sometimes necessitates a colostomy – needing to collect the bowel contents through a hole in the abdomen in a special bag called a stoma bag. Patients also sometimes require chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy.”

If you see blood in your stools, it’s always important to see your doctor and have this checked out.

For the majority of patients, this will be something fairly innocent, but if it is something serious like colon cancer, the sooner this is picked up, the better the prognosis.

Don’t risk it – if you see blood in your stools, in the pan, or on the toilet paper, see your GP.

Author: Izzie Deibe
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Italy beat Spain on penalties as England discover potential Euro 2020 final opponents

England or Denmark will meet Italy in Sunday’s Euro 2020 final after the Azzurri dispatched Spain 4-2 on penalties following a 1-1 draw at Wembley. Roberto Mancini’s side march on and they will take some stopping as they set their sights on glory in London in five days time.

They are now 33 matches unbeaten as they once again demonstrated their unbreakable team spirit and will to win, having been pushed all the way by Spain.

Chelsea midfielder Jorginho struck the winning penalty during the shootout, slotting the ball into the bottom corner after exercising his trademark skipping routine once again.

Italy had missed the opening spot-kick in the shootout as substitute Manuel Locatelli’s low strike was saved by Unai Simon.

Yet they were handed an immediate Get Out of Jail Free card when RB Leipzig’s Dani Olmo blazed over for Spain.

Andrea Belotti, Leonardo Bonucci and Federico Bernardeschi all scored to put the pressure on their opponents.

Gerard Moreno and Thiago Alcantara were also successful from 12-yards before Alvaro Morata’s tame pen was saved.

Jorginho then made no mistake to book his side’s place at Wembley, where he will square off against club teammates Mason Mount, Ben Chilwell or Andreas Christensen.

There was nothing between the two sides for an hour until Federico Chiesa finally broke the deadlock when he curled the ball home beautifully into the far corner past the helpless Simon.

The winger forced his way into Mancini’s starting XI after his game-changing cameo against Austria in the last 16, in which he scored in a 2-1 victory.

Yet Spain refused to lie down and continued to look dangerous as they went in search of an equaliser.

They finally found it when substitute Morata finished a slick team move brilliantly in front of the jubilant Spanish support.

Luis Enrique’s men then looked like the side most likely to win the game as Italy’s aging squad tired.

The game lacked quality in extra-time as fatigued showed and Italy looked as though they were holding on for penalties.

Spain had already enjoyed their share of spot-kick success after defeating Switzerland on penalties in the quarter-finals but that experience did not help them here.

England will not be taking Denmark lightly as they look to go one better than Euro ’96 and the 2018 World Cup, when they fell at the semi-final hurdle.

Whoever meets the Italians this weekend will be looking to capitalise on the fact Mancini’s men have now had to battle through 120 minutes on two occasions…

Author: Ryan Taylor
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