Warship with black box detector joins search for missing Malaysian jet

Mar 31, 14 Warship with black box detector joins search for missing Malaysian jet

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A warship coupled with black box detector was scheduled to reach Australia to join the search operation of missing Malaysian aircraft. Satellite images showed that debris of missing jet is in Indian Ocean near to Australian water premises and search operation has not reached to any constructive conclusion. On the other hand, officials of a Chinese military plane have said that “we have scanned several parts of the identified zones and we have found a number of objects floating in the sea. It has not been confirmed that whether the sighted parts were of the missing plane or not. In Addition, Australian Maritime Safety Authority –overseeing the search operation- said in official statement that “ten more planes will join the search operation on Sunday and we will try our best to locate of the debris”. Contrary to this, all of the relatives of missing passengers flew from Beijing to Malaysia to seek answer from Malaysian authorities and showed deep frustration at the airport for not receiving the satisfactory answers.  The commercial director of Malaysian airlines confirmed that 40 to 50 relatives of missing passengers had arrived to Kuala Lumpur and they pressurized us to meet with either Prime Minister or Transport Minister to ask some questions. On Saturday, Safety Authority said that ships of Australia and China sighted a number of objected in the identified zones of Indian ocean but not a single object was considered to be related to the missing  Flight 370. Three weeks have been passed since the flight got disappeared but so far nothing has been recovered after a number of search operations.  Mystery of Flight 370 is turning out to be more complicated with every passing day and if the debris of the plane is not recovered, the frustration of relatives of passengers may turn into...

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2 Abducted Spanish Journalists in Syria Returned Back to Home

Mar 31, 14 2 Abducted Spanish Journalists in Syria Returned Back to Home

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Freelance photographer Ricardo Garcia Vilanova and El Mundo staff correspondent Javier Espinosa have arrived home on Sunday after six months captivity.Mundo reported that when both of these Spanish journalists reached at the airport, all of their colleagues and friends embraced jubilant reunion. Besides, Espinosa told to the crowd standing for hours to see them that “We are highly thankful to you for your prayer and support. We are perfectly fine and thankful to you for making it possible to return back to our home”. Later on, when they returned back to their newsroom, all of their colleagues welcomed them with eyes filled with tears. Furthermore, one of these journalists said to the seniors “we are really sorry for putting you in troublesome situation and we understand how you bravely helped us in crisis”. It goes without saying, the details of their safe return have not been disclosed but the EL Mundo reported to have said that “both of these journalists had been handed over to authorities of Turkey that displayed a picture of them showing good healthy and spirit at Beirut airport. It is pertinent to mention that Garcia and Espinosa had been abducted from Syria in September 2013 and they were abducted when they supposed to leave Syria through the route of Turkey. And, both of these journalists visited the war torn country a number of times to cover the stories. Last but not the least Espinosa had been previously abducted from Sierra Leone while covering the conflict while Garcia was kidnapped for about 12 days in Syria in...

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New Law Aims to Reduce Unemployment Rates Among Disabled Americans

Mar 31, 14 New Law Aims to Reduce Unemployment Rates Among Disabled Americans

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As of March 24th, all businesses working in partnership with the federal government are required to meet certain hiring standards as part of a new push to reduce employment inequality among America’s disabled citizens. From now on, anyone with a government contract will be expected to set and meet a goal of employing and attracting more disabled Americans. The goal at this time is to meet a quota of seven percent. A Push to Enforce Standards the ADA Set Up The new standard is meant to address issues of income and employment equality among the disabled in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control, approximately 20% of Americans live with disabilities, a category that carries with it a variety of conditions and issues. Regardless, working as a disabled American brings with it a number of challenges. While the unemployment rate in the States remains unfortunately high, hovering around 7.3% percent for the general population, among the disabled, the unemployment rate spikes at about 14%. Further, the median income for disabled workers is under half that of their non-disabled counterparts. Add to these issues the fact that most employers don’t go out of their way to hire or accommodate disabled Americans — a key driver behind the 260% increase in wrongful termination lawsuits in the last two decades — and it’s not too hard to see how big of a problem this really is. In essence, the new mandates are helping to enforce laws that should have adequately been addressed with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. The act prohibits private employers, state and local governments, and any other employing body from harassing or discriminating against people with disabilities. Unfortunately, the law doesn’t go far enough in its oversight or enforcement of its statutes, as is evidenced by the disparity in income and employment levels between able-bodied and disabled Americans. While the new law is a step in the right direction, it’s doubtful that it will be enough to correct the...

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How Fluoride and Smartphone Apps Are Keeping Your Teeth Healthy

Mar 30, 14 How Fluoride and Smartphone Apps Are Keeping Your Teeth Healthy

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Keeping your teeth clean is a daily battle. Or at least it should be. While many Americans brush at least twice a day, only 22% claim to floss every day. But even those who brush may not be brushing correctly. The result? A significant percentage of the country is technically following the American Dental Association’s guidelines, but are still not maintaining proper oral health. If you’re worried about your teeth, here are a few helpful hints to get the most out of your oral care routines and regimens. Maximize Your Brushing. Proper brushing should take at least two minutes per session, and should cover as much of your enamels surface as possible. But it can still be difficult to tell if you’re really doing a good job. But technology may have a solution. Oral-B has announced a new electric toothbrush that can actually report every brushstroke to a smartphone app (via Bluetooth) and send the results directly to your dentist for review at your next appointment. The app also provides a real-time guide for effective brushing, which can tell you which spots need more attention and how much pressure to apply. Regular Trips to the Dentist. Of course, the Oral-B app is only effective if you keep up with your twice-yearly dental appointments so your dentist can go over your brushing habits with you. But even if you are an expert-level brusher, you dental visits can also chart health habits and dental problems that brushing alone won’t address. For instance, almost three quarters of all Americans have some form of gum disease. But since early- and middle-stage gum disease is virtually painless, many of them may not know there’s a problem until the root and bone have been irreparably damaged. A visit to your dentist every six months can let you know of any problems before it becomes too late. Drink More Water. Surprisingly, one of the best things you can do for your oral health is to drink more tap water. Instances of...

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Florida Dentist Provides Free Dental Assistance One Day Each Year to Local Patients

Mar 29, 14 Florida Dentist Provides Free Dental Assistance One Day Each Year to Local Patients

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Dr. Vincent Monticciolo, DDS, had an idea. And his idea has spread across the globe. Dentistry From the Heart, founded by Dr. Monticciolo in 2001 from his Florida dental office, offers patients one free procedure on one specific day of the year. The event began as a kind of thank-you event to Dr. Monticciolo’s community, but has since become an annual happening, and has caught on in numerous other states, as well as countries around the world. Patients at a Dentistry From the Heart event may be financially unable to afford regular dental care. Now, thanks to the vision of Dr. Monticciolo, they have a chance. A movement like this couldn’t come at more opportune time. Every day, the evidence connecting oral health to overall physical health continues to mount. Research is linking healthy teeth and gums to healthy pregnancies, healthy hearts, and good blood sugar control for diabetics, to name just a few conditions. Dentists and dentistry staff know firsthand the difference a healthy mouth can make, and are eager to extend their services to people who wouldn’t normally be able to afford them. “We just want to use this day to give back to our community that has been so wonderful to us,” said Chrystal Burns, coordinator for an upcoming Dentistry From the Heart event taking place in Cleveland on April 4th. These events, however, do have their limitations. Patients are seen on a first-come-first-served basis, so participants are encouraged to show up early for each event in order to fill out a medical history form. Priority will also be given to patients who suffer from extreme or chronic discomfort. Due to the massive popularity of such events, the list of procedures offered is necessarily short. Anyone expecting to receive free dental implants (normally costing anywhere from $2,000 to $4,000 per tooth) will be disappointed. Patients can receive either a cleaning, filling, or extraction. Eligible patients must be 18 years of age or older. For parents interested in dental care for their...

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