Nepali woman, two children, die in outlawed ‘menstruation hut’

Many communities in Nepal consider menstruating women as impure and force mothers and daughters to stay in sheds, like the one pictured here, away from the family home once a month

 10 January 2019 – Daily Mail UK

Many communities in Nepal consider menstruating women as impure and force mothers and daughters to stay in sheds, like the one pictured here, away from the family home once a month

A Nepali mother and her two children have died of suspected smoke inhalation after a night in a windowless hut where women are banished during their period, police said.

Many communities in Nepal consider menstruating women as impure and force mothers and daughters to stay in sheds away from the family home once a month, despite the practice being outlawed.      Continue reading

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HOSPICE BLUES ON OLD YEARS NITE – By Waltie Ainsworth

DEAN FRASER PLAYS  GREGORY ISAACS – NITE NURSE

HOSPICE BLUES ON OLD YEARS NITE

Beril for a number of years in North America worked as Mental Health Technician and was very good at it.  As a matter of fact she worked in Morristown with veterans for almost 20 years and was exceptionally, competent and efficient and won several awards on the job.  But then a time came when some of the symptoms of the clients started rubbing off on her and her family and friends felt it was the familiarity of the job that was the beginning of  the obsessive/ compulsive  kind of behaviors. 

And so Beril made a conscious decision at  a matured 55 years of age to switch to Hospice Nursing in her  adopted community of Newark and avoid the 36 mile trek up and down the rolling hills to Morristown five and six days a week.   

Beril when she left her old job came to her new job highly recommended and well qualified. and so she took the opportunity to downsize and reorganise her life and life style.     At the interview the salary that was   offered, comparatively speaking it was better and she lived ten minutes from her home .    Continue reading

The ‘angel’ who secretly pays patients’ hospital bills in Nigeria – BBC News

The ‘angel’ who secretly pays patients’ hospital bills

In Nigeria, very few medical services are free of charge, and if you can’t pay your hospital bill you may not be allowed to leave. Who will help? In this deeply religious society, many stranded patients hope for divine intervention.

Zeal Akaraiwai does not have the wings of an angel – he has a sleek black Mercedes, all purring engine and deep leather seats. This 40-something financial consultant – trim and neat – steps out of his car in a potholed government hospital car park in Lagos. He is greeted warmly by a team of social workers, and gets straight to business. He asks them for “the list”.

Neatly printed on A4 paper are the names of patients who are well enough to go home. But they are not going anywhere, because they cannot pay their medical bills.

READ MORE: https://www.bbc.com/news/stories-46637822

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Third of rare Scotch whiskies tested found to be fake

Third of rare Scotch whiskies tested found to be fake
20 December 2018


Vintage Scotch whiskies found to be fake

More than a third of vintage Scotch whiskies tested at a specialist laboratory have been found to be fake, BBC Scotland has learned.

Twenty-one out of 55 bottles of rare Scotch were deemed to be outright fakes or whiskies not distilled in the year declared.

The tests were conducted at the East Kilbride-based Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre (SUERC).   It used advanced radiocarbon dating techniques to reach its conclusions.

SUERC measured residual concentrations of a radioactive isotope of carbon present in the alcohol contained in each bottle in order to establish the ages of the whiskies.             Continue reading

Kenyan designers bring sea change to global fashion industry

Kenyan designers bring sea change to global fashion industry
28 November 2018

Seventy-one per cent of the Earth’s surface is covered by water, and some forward-looking fashion designers think it could be a new frontier for their industry.

They’re convinced that oceans, seas and lakes have untapped potential that could give fashion a 21st Century makeover.

Jackets made from fish skin, skirts of seaweed and accessories adorned with shiny fish scales were just some of the unconventional outfits modelled at the new-look Blue Fashion event in Nairobi, Kenya.

The fashion industry is the second largest polluting industry in the world and so-called ‘fast fashion’ brings with it many hidden environmental costs.

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“PPP” – SOCIAL ACTIVIST MARCIA KING CELEBRATES 70TH BIRTHDAY

“PPP” – SOCIAL ACTIVIST MARCIA KING CELEBRATES 70TH BIRTHDAY

Ms. Marcia King celebrated her 70th birthday last October in Ottawa with a preexisting condition.  Marcia was quite Pretty, Polite and Plural (PPP); as 100 of her dearest friends reassembled in a group collective to wine and dine with her on this auspicious occasion.

Marcia is a breast cancer survivor and the evenings function was punctuated with hymns, prayers and readings from her home church JULIANNE OF NORWICH….an Anglican outreach diocese on Rossland Road in Ottawa.

Immediately following the church service, the tidy group repaired to a social ballroom where DJ Terry Cheong (DJ T.C) played music reminiscent of an era and period long past..             Continue reading

A New Skin Lightening Procedure Is Short on Evidence – NY Times report

By Aneri Pattani  – New York Times

Samantha Peters is trading in her foundation and concealer for an IV. For years, she’s had a daily makeup routine to cover dark blotches on her face and the discoloration and scarring on her arms that won’t go away — a common problem for those with darker skin tones.

Now she’s hoping a new treatment, intravenous glutathione, will accomplish what makeup and skin bleaching creams could not: an even, lighter skin tone.

Glutathione is an antioxidant naturally found in human cells that neutralizes free radicals, boosts the immune system and detoxifies the body.             Continue reading