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Turkey rejects criticism of its handling of student protest

first_imgANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey has rejected international criticism of its crackdown on protests by students opposing the appointment of a government loyalist to head Istanbul’s top university. The Turkish Foreign Ministry on Thursday warned countries to stay out of its domestic issues. Students and faculty members of Bogazici University have been protesting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s appointment as rector of an academic who once ran for parliament as a candidate for the ruling party, and have been calling for his resignation. Some of the protests have erupted into clashes between police and demonstrators and hundreds of people have been detained.last_img read more

Scientists link alcohol consumption to skin cancer risk

first_img Tweet Share Sharing is caring! HealthInternationalLifestylePrint Scientists link alcohol consumption to skin cancer risk by: – February 5, 2014 Sharecenter_img 37 Views   no discussions LONDON, England, Wednesday February 5, 2014 – With the consumption of alcohol already linked to seven different types of cancer, scientists are on the verge of adding an eighth, following a study indicating that drinking too much alcohol could set off a chain reaction in the body that makes it more vulnerable to skin cancer.The authors of the work in the British Journal of Dermatology say that ethanol is converted to acetaldehyde soon after ingestion and this compound may render the skin more sensitive to harmful UV light.The results of their research, which looked at 16 different studies involving thousands of participants, suggest that the daily consumption of one or more alcoholic drink increases skin cancer risk by a fifth.The greater the alcohol intake the greater the risk, moreover, with persons who drank 50g of ethanol daily up to 55 percent more likely to develop melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, compared with non-drinkers or persons who only drank occasionally.Melanoma usually starts in the skin and sometimes within a mole. The most common sign of melanoma is the appearance of a new mole or a change in an existing mole. This can happen anywhere on the body, but most often the back, legs, arms and face are affected. In most cases, melanomas have an irregular shape and more than one colour, and they may also be larger than normal moles and sometimes itch or bleed.One of the study authors, Dr Eva Negri from the University of Milan, said: “We know that in the presence of UV radiation, drinking alcohol can alter the body’s immunocompetence, the ability to produce a normal immune response.“This can lead to far greater cellular damage and subsequently cause skin cancers to form. This study aimed to quantify the extent to which the melanoma risk is increased with alcohol intake, and we hope that armed with this knowledge people can better protect themselves in the sun.”The researchers nevertheless admitted that other forces may also be to blame. Drinkers may be less vigilant about exposure to UV radiation, staying in the sun without enough protective clothing or sunscreen.Caribbean Media Corporation Sharelast_img read more

Defensive end Alton Robinson drafted in 5th round by Seattle Seahawks

first_imgFormer Syracuse defensive end Alton Robinson was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the fifth round of the 2020 NFL Draft on Saturday afternoon.Robinson was a three-year starter on the defensive line for the Orange, finishing tied for seventh in Syracuse history with 19.5 sacks throughout his career. Paired opposite fellow defensive end Kendall Coleman in 2018, the pair helped improve Syracuse’s defense by combining to lead the Atlantic Coast Conference in sacks. Robinson was twice named to an All-ACC selection, in 2018 and 2019. Many draft experts predicted him to land in the third or fourth round because of his speed and athleticism off the edge. His 40-yard dash time was 4.69 seconds, third-highest of all defensive lineman in the class. Only one other lineman recorded a higher vertical jump (35.5 inches) at the NFL scouting combine in February. Robinson initially committed to Texas A&M coming out of high school, but was charged with second-degree robbery while he attended Judson (Texas) High School. While the charges were later dropped, his scholarship was too. Robinson spent a year at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College before transferring to Syracuse. Robinson is the first SU player drafted in 2020, with the potential for Coleman, wideout Trishton Jackson and punter Sterling Hofrichter to join him on the final day of the draft on Saturday. AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on April 25, 2020 at 2:18 pm Contact Anthony: [email protected]last_img read more