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Poland's first sextuplets on record, two boys and four girls, were born in the southern city of Krakow on Monday to the surprise of parents and doctors who had expected five babies. "We have already made some preparation at home with five children in mind so now we'll have to rearrange things a bit," said the children's mother Klaudia Marzec.
The acquisition can strengthen Merck's presence in the field of renal cell carcinoma and bolster its cancer drug portfolio. Merck's blockbuster immunotherapy Keytruda was approved last month in the United States for treating renal cell cancer.
It also reassured employees that their salaries will be paid in full for May. Owned by investment firm Greybull Capital, British Steel employs around 5,000 people, mostly in Scunthorpe, in the north of England, while 20,000 more depend on its supply chain. Greybull, which specializes in trying to turn around distressed businesses, paid former owners Tata Steel a nominal one pound in 2016 for the loss-making company which they renamed British Steel. British Steel had asked the government for a 75 million pound loan but has since reduced its demand to 30 million pounds after Greybull agreed to put up more money, according one of the sources, who is close to the negotiations.
The token traded in its narrowest range in more than two weeks, while the Bloomberg Galaxy Crypto Index edged up by 0.5%. Speculation that Cboe Global Markets Inc.’s proposal may win a green light had filtered through crypto internet sites in previous days as Bitcoin rallied to within 2.5% of its one-year intraday high of $8,594. The SEC on Monday asked for additional comments on Cboe’s plan to list an ETF from VanEck Associates Corp. and SolidX Partners Inc. The delay does not “indicate that the Commission has reached any conclusions with respect to any of the issues involved,” the regulator said.
Archaeologists in Egypt have discovered the ruins of an ancient fortress dating to the 26th Dynasty, the last dynasty in which native Egyptians ruled before the Persians conquered the country in 525 B.C., according to the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities.Researchers uncovered parts of the mud-brick stronghold -- including the northeastern and southeastern towers -- at the Tell El-Kedwa site in North Sinai. Previously, in 2008, archaeologists had excavated the military citadel's eastern wall, but the fortress is so large, it took until now to unearth more of its remains.Apparently, the spot was a prime location for a fortress. Archaeologists found the ruins of a younger military outpost that was built on top of this one's remains, the archaeologists said. [Photos: Mummies Discovered in Tombs in Ancient Egyptian City]The original fortress "is considered one of the oldest fortresses to be discovered" in the country, Moustafa Waziri, secretary-general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities in Egypt, told the Egyptian news outlet Ahram Online.An eye of Horus found at the site. Egyptian Ministry of AntiquitiesThe walls of the older fortress are incredibly thick, measuring nearly 23 feet (7 meters) in width, the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities reported in a statement. It also has four towers. In contrast, newer fortresses built in the following centuries were even more protected, with walls that are 36 feet (11 m) wide and include a total of 16 towers.Curiously, the old citadel also has chambers full of sand, broken pottery and debris, which might have helped to support its heavy walls, Nadia Khadr, head of the Central Department of Lower Egypt Antiquities, said in the statement. These chambers may have also served as rainwater drains, which was characteristic of the 26th Dynasty.In addition, the archaeologists revealed the presence of an ancient entrance to the fortress, in the form of a side gate on the northeastern side of the wall, Hisham Hussein, director general of North Sinai Antiquities, said in the statement. Just to the right of this entrance are the remains of the room that may have been occupied by guards who monitored the gate, Hussein said.The excavation also uncovered an almost 280-foot-long (85 m) wall on the fortress's southern side and the remains of houses within the western part of the fortress. One of these houses had an amulet with the name of King Psamtik I, who kicked out the Assyrians from Egypt and reunited the country when he founded the 26th Dynasty. He died in 610 B.C.Based on this amulet, "initial studies suggest that the fortress most probably dates back to the first half of the 26th Dynasty, specifically the era of King Psamtik I," Hussein told Ahram Online.Whoever held the fort faced a formidable enemy, as the walls showed evidence of a severe attack, the archaeologists noted. * Photos: Exquisitely Preserved Ancient Tomb Discovered at Saqqara * Photos: 4,400 Year-old Tomb Complex in Egypt * Photos: School-Bus-Size Dinosaur Discovered in EgyptOriginally published on Live Science.
"It is necessary to take a significant leap forward with regards to industrialization," chief technology officer Anders Vedel told Reuters. The new turbine, called V138-3.0 MW, is based on the EnVentus platform which Vestas presented this year and is built on a modular design to enable more customized turbines to be produced without expanding the number of components. This technology is Vestas' attempt to move towards more scalable manufacturing to ensure that mass production of wind turbines remains commercially viable at a time of price pressure and rising demand.
Missouri's Republican governor, Mike Parson, signed a bill into law on Friday that prohibits women from seeking an abortion after the eighth week of pregnancy, days after Alabama enacted the most restrictive abortion law in the United States. "We are very concerned that several U.S. states have passed laws severely restricting access to safe abortion for women, including by imposing criminal penalties on the women themselves and on abortion service providers," U.N. human rights spokeswoman Ravina Shamdasani told Reuters Television in Geneva. "So we are calling on the United States and all other countries to ensure that women have access to safe abortions.
InvestmentPitch Media Video Discusses GeneNews' Launch of its First Awareness Campaign on Prostate Cancer Using Animated "Gary the Prostate" - Video Available on Investmentpitch.com
Vancouver, British Columbia--(Newsfile Corp. - May 21, 2019) - GeneNews Limited (TSX: GEN), a life sciences company specializing in blood-based biomarker tests for early cancer detection, has launched the company's first awareness campaign on prostate cancer. The awareness program cleverly uses the animated "Gary the Prostate" to introduce viewers to the subject of prostate cancer. To view the full video and learn more about Gary's campaign go to www.mycancerrisk.info/gary.For more information, please view the ...
Now, President Donald Trump’s move to put the company on an export blacklist threatens to shake the entire telecom industry. The U.S. move threatens to cut off the world’s largest provider of networking gear and No. 2 smartphone vendor from the U.S. software and semiconductors it needs to make its products. It couldn’t come at a worse time for phone carriers, which are preparing the shift to fifth-generation networks that promise to lay the foundation for future technologies from autonomous cars to smart cities.
The Chinese telecom equipment giant said Tuesday it was in talks with the Alphabet Inc. unit about how to proceed after Google confirmed it would cut access to some of Huawei’s operating system features for the company’s new devices in response to the announcement. Should Google’s system no longer be available, "then the alternative option will naturally come out -- either from Huawei or someone else," Abraham Liu, Huawei’s representative to the European Union institutions, said at an event in Brussels on Tuesday. Liu said Huawei had been working on its own operating system but that he didn’t have the details about when this would be ready.
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