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1  Forum / Politics / Re: Legalize prostitution - Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu on: 6-10-2011 10:15 PM
u people should see it this way if all prostitudes should be doing it ilegal with no licence there will be more spreading of diseases, here in europe to get the licence especialy here in germany u need to go check up every one month to renew ur licence therefore anyone with no licence should be arested , i guess it will bring down the rate of segxwal transmited diseases ,oyibo ar not stupid my brothers an sisters think twice

2  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Re: 10 Teachers Died Of Food poisoning in Katsina on: 4-06-2011 12:40 AM
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      Britain Confirms New Cases Of Killer Bug

New cases of deadly E.coli have been reported in Britain, the Health Protection Agency has said.

All the four new cases are related to recent travel to Germany, bringing the total number in Britain to 11.

A global team of researchers is continuing to work to establish the mysterious source of the infection, which has struck more than 1,700 people in 12 countries and killed 18.

Cucumbers from Spain were initially thought to have been carrying the bacteria, and officials across Europe rushed to warn people off eating them, along with tomatoes and lettuce.

And Russian prime minister Vladimir Putin defended his country's ban on EU vegetables in the wake of the infection, saying he would not allow Russians to "get poisoned".

But Italian scientists from the EU's Reference Laboratory for E. coli in Rome have now revealed there is no proof that vegetables were the source of the outbreak, and tests had failed to support that theory.

"Alarmism over the consumption of vegetables is not justified... since laboratory analyses do not support the hypothesis that contaminated vegetables were the source of the infection," the laboratory said in a statement.

The lab added that basic food hygiene, such as washing hands after handling food and ensuring knives are clean, would be sufficient to avoid infection.

Scientists say it may take months to fully understand the characteristics of the bacteria - but fear this E.coli strain is the most toxic yet to hit a human population.

Tests so far have revealed it is part of a class of bacteria that has the ability to stick to intestinal walls, where it pumps out toxins, causing diarrhoea and vomiting.

The strain is part of a class of bacteria known as Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia E.coli, or STEC.

Dr Robert Tauxe, an expert at the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention , said the "glue" part of the strain was typically only found in children in the developing world.

"The glue that this bug is using is not the same glue that is E.coli 0157 or most other STEC bacteria," he said.

"It's this combination from the glue from another kind of E. coli and the shiga toxin that makes this an unusual strain."

Mr Putin dismissed EU officials' claims that Russia's ban was against the spirit of its bid to join the World Trade Organisation.

"I do not know what spirit this contradicts," he said.

"Cucumbers that make people die really smell bad. People really are dying because of eating these products and we cannot let our people get poisoned for the sake of some kind of spirit."

In severe cases, the strain causes hemolytic uremic syndrome attacking the kidneys and causing coma, seizure and stroke.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) said it was conducting "numerous investigations" into Europe's worst recorded food-poisoning outbreak.

"While epidemiological and laboratory investigations continue, the source of the outbreak still remains unknown," a statement said.

Analysis shows the bacterium is an enterohemorrhagic E.coli O104 strain, but is a "new serotype - not previously involved in any E.coli outbreaks".

WHO food safety expert Hilde Kruse said the killer strain was "unique" and "has never been isolated from patients before", adding it had "various characteristics that make it more virulent and toxin-producing".

Chinese and German researchers from the Beijing Genomics Institute (BGI) said the strain contained several genes that were resistant to antibiotics.

Meanwhile, free cucumbers were given out in Torremolinos, southern Spain, in support of Spanish farmers.

Douglas Noble, a lecturer in the centre for primary care and public health at Queen Mary University of London, said: "This is obviously a very serious outbreak of a rare strain of E.coli with the exact source of contamination remaining undetermined.

"The UK has in recent years been very strong in its response to such threats to human health, and this episode particularly highlights the need for a joined-up public health response across Europe."
3  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Re: 10 Teachers Died Of Food poisoning in Katsina on: 2-06-2011 02:09 PM
why the writer dont even mention the type of food they ate ,cos here in europe now there is poison in fresh food expecialy in vegetable 16 people have died now in germany an 500 ar still in hospital, people ar warned not to eat vegetable like salat cocumba any oncooked food please my people google it u will find out more detail anyway may their soul rest in peace
4  Forum / Politics / Re: IBB Congratulates President Goodluck Jonathan on: 15-01-2011 01:32 PM
if i were jonathan i no go even pick his call ,which kind congratulation,.... muder phyuker ashole Huh?

5  Forum / Politics / Re: IBB Congratulates President Goodluck Jonathan on: 15-01-2011 01:29 PM

if i were jonathan i no go even pick his call ,which kind congratulation muder phyuker
6  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Re: US probes Atiku over wire fraud, money laundering on: 8-01-2011 02:57 PM
US: Atiku Abubakar in $40million money-laundering accusation with wife, Jennifer

A United States Senate report has accused Atiku Abubakar, Nigeria’s former Vice-President, of laundering over $40 million in suspicious funds into the United States between 2000 and 2008. And his partner in the lucrative effort was Jennifer Douglas, his fourth wife. Ms. Douglas is sometimes known as Lady Jamilah Jennifer, or Douglas E, or Jennifer Iwenjora, the name by which she was known in the 1980s when she was a reporter with the Nigeria Television Authority in Lagos. According to the report, which was written by the Senate Subcommittee on Investigations, most of the funds were through wire transfers sent by offshore corporations to U.S. bank accounts. Of the $40 million identified in the US investigation, $25 million was reportedly wire-transferred by offshore corporations into more than 30 U.S. bank accounts opened by Ms. Douglas, primarily by Guernsey Trust Company Nigeria Ltd., LetsGo Ltd. Inc., and Sima Holding Ltd. “In a 2008 civil complaint, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission alleged that Ms. Douglas received over $2 million in bribe payments in 2001 and 2002, from Siemens AG, a major German corporation,” the report says. “While Ms. Douglas denies wrongdoing, Siemens has already pled (pleaded) guilty to U.S. criminal charges and settled civil charges related to bribery and told the Subcommittee that it sent the payments to one of her U.S. accounts.