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Money Rankings: Soccer Vs. Football

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on July 17, 2012

እስፖርት ጥሩ ነገር ነው፡ ግን ገንዘብና ዝና ላሰከራቸው ታዋቂ ቡድኖች ወገኖቻችን ቴሊቪዥንና ሪዲዮ ጋር ተጣብቀው ልባቸው እስኪወጣ ሲጋደሉ ሳይ ግርም ይለኛል፤ አዝናለሁ፤ ያውም ለሚያንቋሽሹንና ለማይወዱን እንግሊዞች! የአዲስ አበባ ወጣት የሳምንቱን መጨረሻ የሚያሳልፈው ከነ ማንቸስተር ጋር ሆኗል፤ አንዳንዴ ምናለ ለነ ኃይሌ ገብረስላሤ፤ ለነጥሩነሽ ዲባባ የልባቸው ትርታ ያን ያህል ከፍ ቢል እላለሁ።

Manchester United lost the Premier League title on the last day of the season in heartbreaking fashion, when rival Manchester City scored a last-minute goal to defeat Queens Park Rangers and clinch its first title ever in May. Man City’s win prevented Manchester United from winning a second straight Premier League title–and record 20th overall–disappointing the team’s 659 million fans around the world.

The Red Devils still lay claim to another title, though: The world’s most valuable sports team. Forbes estimates Manchester United is now worth 2.23 , 19% more than No. 2 Real Madrid, which is worth 1.88 .

Soccer clubs hold the top two spots among the world’s most valuable franchises, but it is American football teams that dominate the rest of the top 50.

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Rank

Team

Type

Country

Value in Billion $

Manchester United

Soccer

England

2.23

Real Madrid

Soccer

Spain

1.88

New York Yankees

Baseball

USA

1.85

Dallas Cowboys

American Football

USA

1.85

Washington Redskins

American Football

USA

1.56

Los Angeles Dodgers

Baseball

USA

1.4

New England Patriots

American Football

USA

1.4

FC Barcelona

American Football

Spain

1.31

New York Giants

American

Football

USA

1.3

 10.

Arsenal

Soccer

England

1.29

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The Future of Electric Vehicles

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on July 17, 2012

1.) Ford thinks hybrids will beat electric cars. Electric cars are clean and high-tech and seem like they should be the future, many say. But while visionaries and gadget-geeks alike clamor for more automotive electrification, the big global auto manufacturers continue to hedge their bets, with Ford the latest to join the chorus of concern.

2.) As battery prices drop, will electric cars finally catch on? At the moment, Americans aren’t exactly dashing out to dealerships to buy electric cars. The plug-in Nissan Leaf, which runs 75 miles on a single charge, has seen sales plummet since June 2011.

3.) Group aims to develop electric cars for Singapore. A Singapore-based investment holding firm led by a Chinese entrepreneur announced an ambitious plan on Saturday to develop and market electric vehicles from the city state.

4.) 10 electric cars you can buy this year. [Gallery]

5.) The extra mile: Solar car charger panel tracks sun. The summer of 2012 has been scorching hot. The heat at times has been practically unbearable. There is one advantage to the rays emitting from the sun these days: free energy for electric vehicles.

Source: smartplanet.com

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Infant Death Reports After DTP Vaccination in Africa

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on July 17, 2012

DTP Vaccine = Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis Vaccine

Anumber of observational studies have suggested that many female infants in Africa below 12-months of age die after the “non-specific” effects of vaccination with dphtheria-tetanus toxoids and killed (whole-cell) Bordetella pertussis (DTwP).

According to a recent Danish study published in the Journal of Tropical Medicine:

A number of mainly observational studies suggest that many African females below the age of one year die each year from the nonspecific effects of vaccination with diphtheria-tetanus toxoids and killed (whole-cell) Bordetella pertussis (DTwP). In contrast, similar studies suggest that many African females and males may have their lives saved each year by the nonspecific immunological benefits of Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccination. From an immunological point of view, we hypothesise that the adverse effects of DTwP vaccine may occur because of the Th2-polarising effect of the aluminium phosphate adjuvant in the vaccine and because intramuscular administration of the vaccine may cause chronic inflammation at the site of injection. However, the Th1-polarising effect of BCG is likely to be beneficial. Sexual dimorphism affecting immune functions and vitamin A supplementation may influence both the deleterious and beneficial nonspecific effects of immunisation.

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German Study Says Condoms Contain Cancer-causing Chemical

The Chemical and Veterinary Investigation Institute in Stuttgart said on Friday it had found the carcinogen N-Nitrosamine in 29 of 32 types of condoms it tested in simulated conditions.

The condoms, which were kept in a solution with artificial sweat, exuded huge amounts of cancer-causing N-Nitrosamine from its rubber coating. Researchers measured amounts of N-Nitrosamine, that were way above the prescribed limits for other rubber products such as baby pacifiers.

N-Nitrosamine is one of the most carcinogenic substances,” the study’s authors said. “There is a pressing need for manufacturers to tackle this problem.”

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Italian Court Officially Claims Vaccines Cause Autism

MMR Vaccine = Measles, Mumps and Rubella Vaccine

Many parents don’t think twice about taking their children in for routine vaccinations, as they are an integral and heavily promoted part of the conventional medical system. But this decision has had life altering, and sometimes life-ending, ramifications for more children than you might expect.

There are vaccines that historically have been associated with more side effects than others, and the combination measles, mumps and rubella vaccine – MMR shot – is one of those.

Valentino Bocca was given an MMR shot in 2004, at the age of 15 months. According to his parents, the change in his behavior was immediate. That same night he refused to eat, and he developed diarrhea during the night. It quickly went downhill from there. Within days he was no longer able to put a spoon to his mouth, and he spent nights crying in pain. His parents immediately suspected the vaccination, but were told this was “impossible.” Valentino progressively regressed, and received the diagnosis of autism a year later.

In the final analysis, the Italian Health Ministry disagreed with the initial conclusion of the pediatrician, conceding that the vaccine was at fault.

As a result, a court in Rimini, Italy recently awarded the Bocca family a 15-year annuity totaling 174,000 Euros (just under $220,000), plus reimbursement for court costs, ruling that Valentino “has been damaged by irreversible complications due to vaccination (prophylaxis trivalent MMR)i.” According to a featured article in the UK newspaper, The Independentii, about 100 similar cases are now being examined by Italian lawyers, and more cases may be brought to court.

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