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Kurdish official Syrias safe zone off to a good start

Kurdish official Syrias safe zone off to a good start

first_imgDarbasiyah: A senior Syrian Kurdish official says the creation of a so-called “safe zone” in northeastern Syria is off to good start, with U.S.-backed Kurdish-led forces pulling back from an initial part of the border with Turkey. But she says calm can only prevail if Turkey also removes its troops. Ilham Ahmed of the U.S-backed Syrian Democratic Council says details are still being worked out but an understanding was reached last month between Ankara and Washington. It was announced after repeated Turkish threats of a military offensive in northeastern Syria. Turkey views the U.S-backed Kurdish People’s Protection Units as an extension of a Kurdish insurgency within Turkey. Ahmed says the arrangement could include joint U.S.-Turkish patrols in areas from which Kurdish-led forces pulled out. Syrians in Turkey could start returning home.last_img read more

No decision on Huawei and 5G before fall federal election call Goodale

No decision on Huawei and 5G before fall federal election call Goodale

first_imgOTTAWA — Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says Canadians will have to wait until after this fall’s federal election to find out whether Chinese tech giant Huawei can provide equipment for the country’s next-generation 5G wireless network.Goodale tells The Canadian Press that Canada needs more information from the United States about the nature of the potential security threat posed by the state-owned company.Goodale says that’s not likely to happen before campaigning begins for the Oct. 21 election, which is expected to get underway sometime in early September.Goodale was speaking after Canada and its Five Eyes intelligence allies wrapped a key meeting today that began with divisions over whether to let Huawei supply the equipment for the 5G system.The United States, along with Australia, has banned Huawei, citing concerns that it is an organ of Chinese military intelligence — a charge the company denies.Canada’s eventual decision is entwined with a broader political dispute with China that has seen the People’s Republic imprison two Canadian men following the RCMP’s decision to arrest Huawei senior executive Meng Wanzhou on an American extradition warrant.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Official Moroccos Efforts Helps Reduce Irregular Migrations Pressure on Spain

Official Moroccos Efforts Helps Reduce Irregular Migrations Pressure on Spain

Rabat – Morocco’s migration and border control chief Khalid Zerouali discussed Morocco’s efforts to curb irregular migration, emphasizing that Morocco’s crackdowns on undocumented migration networks helped reduce pressure on Spain.Zerouali added that 7,202 people managed to reach Spain from Morocco in 2019, “around 2,000 more than in the same period in 2018.”The new statistics were shared with Reuters on Friday, emphasizing that despite the arrival of the irregular migrants in Spain, the number of arrivals decreased sharply over the following three months. The border control chief said that Morocco’s strategy to curb undocumented migration proved to be effective, as Moroccan law enforcement stopped 25,000 irregular migration attempts, up 30% compared to the same period in 2018.Read also: Morocco and Spain Want Stronger Defense, Migration CooperationHe also recognized the decrease of irregular migration attempts at the border fences of the Spanish enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla.In the statement, Zerouali denied rumors of an agreement reached between Spain and Morocco to repatriate migrants rescued at sea.Zerouali added that Moroccan authorities cracked down on 50 irregular migrant trafficking networks active at both the local and international levels in 2019, “up 63 percent compared with a year earlier.”The Spanish government expressed satisfaction with the Rabat-Madrid collaboration during several events and symposiums.In April, Spanish news outlet ABC reported that the Spanish Ministry of the Interior found that the number of irregular migrants in Spain dropped by 52% from April 2018 to April 2019.ABC added that the significant decline is mainly due to Morocco’s success in dismantling irregular migration networks and the security cooperation and information exchange between Morocco and Spain.The collaboration has been recently lauded by Spanish Minister of Defense Margarita Robles, who said that her county has “full confidence in the collaboration” with Morocco.Read also: Police in Nador Arrest 4 Suspects in New Irregular Migration NetworkMaintaining strong diplomatic ties, Spain and Morocco reiterated their determination to reinforce their collaboration during several official meetings, especially after the Spanish royal visit to Morocco in mid-February.In a recent interview, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez emphasized the significance of the ties between his country and Morocco, saying that Morocco is a “special ally” for Spain. “Progress and prosperity in Morocco are determining for stability in the Mediterranean and in Spain,” he said. read more

Government says no pressure from the diaspora

Government says no pressure from the diaspora

“Earlier the media reported on the Tamil diaspora protesting near the UN and other places. Now we dont see such media reports,” the Minister noted. However, as the country prepares to commemorate six years since the end of the war, Senaratne noted that the diaspora has gone silent since the Government is addressing the concerns of the Tamils. He said that he did not feel events held in the North this week to commemorate the victims of the war was a commemoration of the LTTE.Senaratne also noted that the war victory celebrations to be held next week will be a commemoration of all the victims of the war and not just the army. (Colombo Gazette) The Government says Sri Lanka has not faced pressure from the Tamil diaspora after the January 8 Presidential elections.Cabinet spokesman and Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne said that earlier there were reports of the diaspora staging protests in foreign countries against Sri Lanka. read more

Georgia UNICEF rushes vaccines to children displaced from South Ossetia

Georgia UNICEF rushes vaccines to children displaced from South Ossetia

The agency is working with the Georgian Ministry of Health in the four-day campaign aimed at reaching displaced children between the age of one and 15. “It is absolutely essential to immunize children against measles to avoid any possible outbreak of epidemics during an emergency situation, given the high number of children concentrated in one place,” said Ingrid Kolb-Hindarmanto, UNICEF Programme Coordinator in Georgia. In addition, UNICEF is providing 1,300 Vitamin A capsules for displaced children to strengthen their ability to shake off illness, as well as essential drugs and hygiene supplies such as soap and shampoo for up to 2,700 displaced women and children. It is also providing syringes and vaccine containers and child health cards to ensure that every vaccination is properly recorded. In a bid to help restore a sense of normalcy to the conflict-traumatized children, the agency last week sent 35 school kits and 10 football kits, as well as information materials for parents and social workers to local authorities for distribution to the 970 displaced people housed in nine sanatoriums and hotels in the Samtskhe-Javakheti region in southern Georgia.Another 55 school kits, together with sport and recreation equipment, will be distributed to local authorities in the other four regions hosting displaced women and children in the coming days. Each kit serves 40 students and contains basic school supplies as well as more sophisticated materials, like a set of laminated posters for teaching math and reading. The kit comes in an aluminium box, which itself can double as a blackboard. read more

UN Ebola response in West Africa to be bolstered by increase in

UN Ebola response in West Africa to be bolstered by increase in

In a press release today, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim confirmed an additional $100 million in funding to be directed towards speeding up the deployment of foreign health workers to Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone – the three countries at the epicentre of the Ebola crisis. The new funding brings the Bank’s total pledges to $500 million. According to current UN estimates, about 5,000 international medical, training and support personnel are needed in the three countries over the coming months, including 700 to 1,000 foreign health workers to treat patients in the Ebola treatment centres. “The world’s response to the Ebola crisis has increased significantly in recent weeks, but we still have a huge gap in getting enough trained health workers to the areas with the highest infection rates,” World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said. “We must urgently find ways to break any barriers to the deployment of more health workers,” Mr. Kim continued. “It is our hope that this $100 million can help be a catalyst for a rapid surge of health workers to the communities in dire need.”To this date, the UN World Health Organization (WHO) has declared a global total of 13,703 confirmed, probable, and suspected cases of Ebola in six affected countries (Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Sierra Leone, Spain, and the United States) and two previously affected countries (Nigeria and Senegal). There have been 4,922 deaths.The new injection of World Bank funding will fuel the Ebola response’s sprint towards reaching the 70-70-60 target established by UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) and WHO with the goal of isolating and treating 70 per cent of suspected Ebola cases in West Africa and safely burying 70 per cent of the dead within the next 60 days. In addition, it will also help set up a coordination hub in close cooperation with the all stakeholders confronting the crisis – from the governments of Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia to the UN’s frontline Ebola responders such as the WHO and UNMEER. “We need to find all ways possible to remove any obstacle that stops health workers from serving – whether it is pay for workers in developing countries, or the promise of evacuation services. Health workers are heroes, and we should treat them as such,” affirmed Mr. Kim.The World Bank President added that amid the tragedy of the Ebola outbreak, there are also many lessons to be learned, noting that a key element in fighting the spread of disease such as Ebola is to ensure that countries build and maintain the appropriate systems for limiting contagion. “Even as we focus intensely on the Ebola emergency response, we must also invest in public health infrastructure, institutions and systems to prepare for the next epidemic, which could spread much more quickly, kill even more people and potentially devastate the global economy.” read more

Frank Epitropoulos leaves Ohio State football program

Frank Epitropoulos leaves Ohio State football program

As Ohio State’s 2014 training camp continues, one Buckeye’s career has ended.Redshirt-sophomore wide receiver Frank Epitropoulos, an Upper Arlington, Ohio, native, has decided to end his time with the OSU football team to focus on his pre-medical/dental academic program, according to an OSU press release.In the release, Epitropoulos expressed his gratitude before explaining his decision to leave the team.“I want to thank my teammates and coaching staff for all of their help and support. I wish them the best this season,” Epitropoulos said. “I love being an Ohio State Buckeye, but I am also competing to get into medical school and that is very important to me and my family. I am already in my third year at Ohio State and the process to begin applying to medical schools is not far off. After consulting with my family, I have therefore decided to end my athletic career so I can focus solely on academics.”Epitropoulos played in four games for the Buckeyes during his redshirt-freshman season in 2013.OSU also confirmed a couple of training camp injuries in its most recent release.Following a tweet from the linebacker yesterday, OSU confirmed that freshman linebacker Kyle Berger has torn his ACL and is set for surgery next week. In addition, OSU confirmed that freshman defensive lineman Dylan Thompson has a knee injury that will not require surgery.According to the release, both players are out indefinitely.OSU is set to continue training camp from the Ackerman Road fields throughout the remainder of this week. read more

Nottingham Cottage Meghan and Harrys cosy twobed home in Kensington

Nottingham Cottage Meghan and Harrys cosy twobed home in Kensington

first_img An aerial view of Kensington Palace, London King William III and Queen Mary II bought ‘Nottingham House’ from sec­retary of state Daniel Finch, the Earl of Nottingham,… Just a stone’s throw from Kensington Palace, Prince Harry’s childhood home, the cosy property, known by royal insiders as “Nott Cott,” boasts two bedrooms, two reception rooms, a bathroom and a small garden. How big is the cottage? Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Credit: Andrew Parsons/PA Wire The cottage was previously occupied by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who used it as their London base for around two-and-a-half years. An aerial view of Kensington Palace, London Following their royal wedding, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, now the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, will continue to live at Nottingham Cottage, a snug, two-bedroomed property in the grounds of Kensington Palace.last_img read more

Porknocker facing attempted murder charge remanded

Porknocker facing attempted murder charge remanded

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedTeen accused of stabbing bus driver over $100 remandedAugust 3, 2018In “Court”Attempted murder charge slapped against Imran Khan for Palm Court beatingNovember 1, 2018In “Court”Teen accused of attempted murder remandedFebruary 20, 2018In “Court” A Charlotte Street resident, who allegedly stabbed his co-worker for owing him “weed” was arraigned before the courts on Tuesday to face the indictable charge of attempted murder.The accused, Branson Wiltshire, 39, a porknocker was not required to plead to the charge after it was read to him by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan.The charge alleged that on November 25, 2018, at Oko backdam, Cuyuni River (Region 7) with intent to commit murder, he wounded Kurt Walcott.The prosecution’s case contends that the accused and the victim had a heated argument over a debt for the payment of marijuana. As a result, the accused became annoyed, armed himself with knife and inflicted stab wounds to the victims head and abdomen.Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield objected to bail due to the fact that the victim is still hospitalized.Chief Magistrate, upheld the prosecutions submission and remanded the accused to prison until December 20, 2018, and transferred to the matter to the Bartica Magistrate’s court. read more

VIDEO 12 meters bomb for celebration in Kiel

VIDEO 12 meters bomb for celebration in Kiel

Look the latest moments of the match between THW Kiel and MKB Veszprem 32:31, fantastic goal by Daniel Narcisse… ← Previous Story EHF Cup: Two draws and +3 for Magdeburg against RN Loewen Next Story → Francisco Blazquez elected new President of the Handball Federation Daniel Narcissehandball goalMKB VeszpremTHW Kiel

Sauber split an F1 racing car in half

Sauber split an F1 racing car in half

first_imgRacing team Sauber has done something never attempted before and managed to split a Formula 1 car in half. It took them two years to do it, but for any racing fans out there it was definitely worth it. For the first time we can see exactly how an F1 car is laid out from front to back.Having stood next to one of these cars, it’s surprising how small they actually are. What you don’t realize until you see inside is just how low everything is positioned to keep the center of gravity as close to the ground as possible.That desire to keep everything as low as possible even extends to the fuel. As you can see, the fuel tank includes a number of baffles and a pipe system. Each race the car starts with a close to full tank of fuel, but as the race progresses it gets used up leaving an empty space. The engineers don’t want that fuel sloshing about as it will adversely affect performance, so they force it down through the pipe and keep it from moving too much with the sectional baffles.The driver has to have a lot of trust in the car and the team. His back is just 50mm away from the fuel tank, and his backside is a mere 10mm off the ground. When you see these cars go over a bump you can guarantee the driver feels it. Their seat is a carbon honeycomb structure with a minimal amount of foam padding to help with comfort. It’s very strong while remaining lightweight, and acts as a safety shell that protects the driver from being injured in all but the worst of crashes, but it isn’t exactly comfortable.Looking at the car as a whole, there’s doesn’t seem to be that many components. That’s mainly due to everything you’d expect to find on a typical car being miniaturized as far as possible. The end result is a racing car that can hit 300 km/h and weighs as little as 440kg before you add the driver and fuel. Impressive stuff.last_img read more

Vicious Cycle Moms efforts to help hampered at every turn

Vicious Cycle Moms efforts to help hampered at every turn

first_imgJeanie Kitterman was sitting in church when her cellphone rang unexpectedly. She quickly silenced it, but someone was determined to reach her, and followed up with a text.It was a friend who wanted her to know that her 21-year-old son, Cameron Kitterman, was posting online threats about suicide.Her son, since fall 2017, has displayed abnormal and erratic behavior, she said, at times becoming violent toward her, landing him in jail on multiple occasions. The behavior started after he experienced a grand mal seizure — the cause of which remains unknown — which forced him to drop out of college in Florida and move home, she said.Cameron Kitterman has been hospitalized for suspected mental illness but has yet to receive a specific diagnosis — both times he was released with active psychosis, his mother said. Meanwhile, she said her son lacks insight on what’s going on.“I respect his rights not to want to be on medication, but he’s not in his right mind to make that choice,” she said.Jeanie Kitterman, 41, of Vancouver has obtained a less restrictive alternative, or LRA — a court-ordered outpatient treatment plan — but her son wouldn’t follow it, she said, and it later expired. She’s sought out guardianship rights but was told by an attorney it would be best if a guardian was appointed for her son. She said the attorney told her no one would take her son on, however. She once called the county crisis line four days straight, she said, but by the time someone could come out, her son had already been arrested for assaulting her.last_img read more

Home prices increase in 20 major US regions

Home prices increase in 20 major US regions

first_imgHome prices in 20 major U.S. regions, including Portland-Vancouver, increased by 13.7 percent over the year period ending in November, according to the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index, released Tuesday. The Portland-Vancouver area recorded a one-year increase of 12.5 percent.On a monthly basis, prices in the 20-city index declined 0.1 percent. That drop followed nine consecutive months of gains. The Portland-Vancouver region’s prices dropped by 0.3 percent. Nine out of 20 cities in the index showed a one-month increase in prices; of those, all but Boston and Cleveland were in the Sun Belt.last_img

Wilmington DPW Announces Summer Yardwaste Dropoff Program

Wilmington DPW Announces Summer Yardwaste Dropoff Program

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Town’s Yardwaste Center, located on Old Main Street, off of Main Street at the Woburn line, will be open on eight dates during the summer season:Wednesday, June 5, 2019: 8am to 2pmSaturday, June 8, 2019: 9am to 4pmWednesday, July 10, 2019: 8am to 2pmSaturday, July 13, 2019: 9am to 4pmWednesday, August 7, 2019: 8am to 2pmSaturday, August 10, 2019: 9am to 4pmWednesday, September 4, 2019: 8am to 2pmSaturday, September 7, 2019: 9am to 4pmResidents will need to purchase a punch-card for $15 in order to enter the yardwaste center. Punch-cards will be available for purchase through the Collector’s Office at Town Hall and will allow up to 5 vehicle trips to the Yardwaste Center per card. NO GRASS CLIPPINGS OR STUMPS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Commercial vehicles will not be allowed. Make sure to bring photo identification to show you are a Wilmington resident.For a complete schedule of the Town’s 2019 Yard Waste Program and other information on waste disposal and recycling, please call the Department of Public Works at 978-658-4481 or refer to the department’s website HERE.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington Yardwaste Center Will Be Open Twice This SeptemberIn “Community”Wilmington Yardwaste Center Open This Week — August 7 & 10In “Government”Wilmington Yardwaste Center Will Be Open Twice This August — August 7 & 10In “Government”last_img read more

PM Hasina for scouting to eliminate militancy terrorism

PM Hasina for scouting to eliminate militancy terrorism

first_imgPrime minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurates several development projects including the 10-storey building of the Bangladesh Girl Guides Association at Bailey Road in Dhaka and the Shatabdi Bhaban of Bangladesh Scouts at Kakrail from the same venue on Sunday. Photo: Focus BanglaEmphasising the importance of nursing and flourishing scouting and girl-guide activities, prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday hoped that militancy, terrorism, drug abuse and other anti-social menaces will be rooted out from the country with this, reports UNB.”I believe these types of social activities are very much important alongside academic ones. So I think these scout and girl-guide movement should be strengthened and expanded further through which we’ll be able to stamp out militancy, terrorism, drug abuse and other anti-social activities from the country,” Hasina said while distributing Shapla Cub Award at the prime minister’s official residence Ganabhaban in the capital.Also the president of Bangladesh Awami League (AL) party, Sheikh Hasina expressed her belief that the conscious children who are in scouting and girl guiding will be able to advance the country in the future.Briefly describing various steps taken to expand the scout and girl-guide movement in the country, she said Bangladesh Scouts has its activities in all the educational institutions, including primary schools, as per the government’s directives. “But, the activities of girl guides in the girls’ schools are not up to the mark. But once it was there. I saw that in my childhood,” she said.She said she directed the education minister, primary and mass education minister and officials of Bangladesh Girl Guides Association and Bangladesh Scouts to build girl guides in every school. “I think each girls’ school should have a unit of girl guides,” she said.She said the government has directed the officials to expand scouting in the country and they have taken steps to this end. “You’ve reaped its success,” she said, adding that the girl guides’ activities should get more attention.The prime minister mentioned that there are 10 zones of girl guides. In some places, the activities are going on in rented offices while some have own places but no offices. “I think offices should be constructed there. We’ve constructed 10-storey building in Dhaka. If offices are set up in zonal areas, the activities of the girl guides will further be expanded.”She said through scouting and girl-guide activities, the children are learning many things, including humane attitudes and conscience. “When the children will go for their livelihood, these qualities will play a vital role in the development of the country and nation.”Hasina said father of the nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman wanted to build a poverty- and hunger-free country and Bangladesh has started its journey towards that direction.She mentioned that the Awami League government has been able to establish Bangladesh as the role model of development before the entire world.”We’re trying to take the country forward and for that, the new generation has to be well-educated. They’ve to acquire patriotism, learn to love the country and nation and devote themselves for the welfare of people,” she said.Education minister Nurul Islam Nahid, primary and mass education minister Mostafizur Rahman, Bangladesh Scouts president and principal coordinator (SDG) to Prime Minister’s Office M Abul Kalam Azad, chief national commissioner of Bangladesh Scouts Md Mozammel Haque Khan, National Commissioner of Bangladesh Girl Guides Association Syeda Rehana Imam and National Commissioner (Programme) of Bangladesh Scouts Atiquzzaman also spoke at the programme.Earlier, the prime minister inaugurated the 10-storey building of Bangladesh Girl Guides Association at Bailey Road in Dhaka and Shatabdi Bhaban of Bangladesh Scouts at Kakrail from the same venue.She also laid the foundation stone of some other development projects at various places of the country relating to scouting and girl guides from the same place.Later, the prime minister witnessed a colourful cultural programme performed by scouts and girl guides at the green lawn of Ganabahaban.last_img read more

Batman and the Justice League Manga Debuts in Japan

Batman and the Justice League Manga Debuts in Japan

first_imgStay on target DC Comics are popular all around the world, especially in America. But it looks like Japanese comic book fans are being given a chance to show their stuff with an upcoming collaboration between DC Comics and its franchises as well as Japanese creators for some truly awesome-looking artwork. There’s a new series called Batman and the Justice League on the way from manga artist Shiori Teshirogi that will run in Akita Shoten’s monthly Champion Red manga magazine. The first issue is already out!The comic follows the Justice League as it’s formed in Gotham City against a band of villains lead by (who else?) the Joker. Batman must choose to resist their advances or accept his destiny as a crimefighter. Batman won’t have to go it alone, though. Superman, the Flash, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Aquaman, and Cyborg are all along for the ride to lend their talents and devilishly good looks (in every single case) to keep things safe in Gotham.The heroes look a lot different than their American counterparts, especially Aquaman and Wonder Woman, who has flowing bluish/black hair and Aquaman with an interesting almost villainous look to him. These aren’t your average, everyday superheroes. These guys are way cooler!It’s no surprise that the manga is going on, and it will likely take off too, what with the success of Wonder Woman around the world, the upcoming Hello Kitty and Wonder Woman collaboration, and all the general furor surrounding comic book-themed media lately and all. If you’re interested in checking out the manga, unfortunately right now it’s in Japanese, but hopefully, we’ll get an English version as well.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. DC’s ‘Batman Experience’ Pop-Up Exhibition Is Coming to SDCCFinally, Batman Gets a Hollywood Walk of Fame Star last_img read more

Wholebody vibration may be as effective as exercise

Wholebody vibration may be as effective as exercise

first_imgWhole-body vibration may be just as effective as regular exercise at combating some of the negative consequences of obesity and diabetes, according to a new study in mice.Whole-body vibration (WBV) consists of a person sitting, standing or lying on a machine with a vibrating platform. When the machine vibrates, it transmits energy to the body, and muscles contract and relax multiple times during each second.Many people find it challenging to exercise regularly and that is contributing to the obesity and diabetes epidemics. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThese disorders can increase the risk of bone fractures.Physical activity can help to decrease this risk and reduce the negative metabolic effects of each condition.”Our study is the first to show that whole-body vibration may be just as effective as exercise at combating some of the negative consequences of obesity and diabetes,” said Meghan E McGee-Lawrence from Augusta University in the US.”While WBV did not fully address the defects in bone mass of the obese mice in our study, it did increase global bone formation, suggesting longer-term treatments could hold promise for preventing bone loss as well,” said McGee-Lawrence. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThe researchers examined two groups of 5-week-old male mice. One group consisted of normal mice, while the other group was genetically unresponsive to the hormone leptin, which promotes feelings of fullness after eating.Mice from each group were assigned to sedentary, WBV or treadmill exercise conditions.After a week-long period to grow used to the exercise equipment, the groups of mice began a 12-week exercise programme. The mice in the WBV group underwent 20 minutes of WBV at a frequency of 32 Hz with 0.5g acceleration each day. Mice in the treadmill group walked for 45 minutes daily at a slight incline. For comparison, the third group did not exercise. Mice were weighed weekly during the study.The genetically obese and diabetic mice showed similar metabolic benefits from both WBV and exercising on the treadmill.Obese mice gained less weight after exercise or WBV than obese mice in the sedentary group, although they remained heavier than normal mice. Exercise and WBV also enhanced muscle mass and insulin sensitivity in the genetically obese mice. Although there were no significant effects in the young healthy mice, the low-intensity exercise and WBV protocols were designed for successful completion by obese mice.These findings suggest that WBV may be a useful supplemental therapy to combat metabolic dysfunction in individuals with morbid obesity.”These results are encouraging. However, because our study was conducted in mice, this idea needs to be rigorously tested in humans to see if the results would be applicable to people,” McGee-Lawrence said.The study was published in the journal Endocrinology.last_img read more