Obama cancels U.S. military exercise with Egypt in wake of violence

Exercise may cut endometrial cancer risk for heavy women

15) Thousands of Yemenis rally to condemn Egypt crackdown August 16, 2013 12:10 PM PDT SANAA (AFP) – (AFP) – Thousands of Yemenis protest on Thursday in Sanaa in support of ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi’s supporters. Indonesians rally over deadly Egypt crackdown August 16, 2013 12:45 PM PDT JAKARTA (AFP) – (AFP) – Hundreds of Muslims demonstrated in Indonesia and Malaysia Friday against a crackdown on the protest camps of Egypt’s Islamists which left almost 600 people dead. In the Indonesian capital Jakarta, about 1,000 protesters converged Clean-up in Cairo after violent crackdown August 16, 2013 6:50 AM PDT CAIRO (AFP) – (AFP) – In the wake of a crackdown on protest camps that killed nearly 600 Egyptians, cleaning crews have begun the clean-up in Cairo. Islamists have called for a “Friday of anger”, raising fears of fresh violence. Duration: 00:51 Video Shows Egypt Forces Crushing Cairo Sit-in August 16, 2013 8:00 AM PDT Warning: Graphic content. Video authenticated by AP shows riot police backed by armored vehicles crushing the main Cairo sit-in Wednesday of supporters of the ousted president near Rabaah al-Adawiya mosque. Hundreds died in the ensuing violence.
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Exercise Trains Troops for Nuclear Disaster

Strenuous and moderate physical activity were linked to lowered risk for heavy women, but there was no association between activity level and endometrial cancer risk for thinner women, Christina M. Dieli-Conwright of the Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope in Duarte, California, and her colleagues found. “Physical activity is a good thing, however its involvement in reducing the risk specifically with endometrial cancer does need to be further investigated,” Dieli-Conwright told Reuters Health. While the evidence is strong that both vigorous and moderate physical activity can reduce breast cancer risk, she added, “with endometrial cancer it’s not so straightforward.” Some past studies have already linked increased physical activity to reduced endometrial cancer risk, she and her colleagues note in their report, published in the British Journal of Cancer. To investigate whether a woman’s body size might influence that relationship, the researchers looked at 93,888 participants in the California Teachers Study, 976 of whom were diagnosed with endometrial cancer between study enrollment in 1995-1996 and the end of 2007. Heavier women who reported at least three hours a week of strenuous recreational physical activity at the beginning of the study had a 24 percent lower risk of developing endometrial cancer over the next dozen years compared to women who got less than half an hour of vigorous exercise each week, the researchers found.
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The training center is designed to add realism by simulating an actual American city in turmoil. “The environment replicates an actual American town,” said Jay Norris, an observer controller/trainer division chief with Army North, who hails from Edinburg, Miss. “It has all the facilities of a typical small town, and that is the type of environment we’ll be operating in after a disaster strikes. The scenario is set in an American city where there has been a nuclear detonation, and these units are responding to that disaster.” “This (the MUTC) looks like the very first episode of the TV series ‘The Walking Dead’ with all of the signs hanging, fires blazing and the appearance of absolute desertion,” said Sgt. Nicholas Erridge, a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear, or CBRN, specialist from Portage, Ohio. He serves with the 51st Civil Support Team, or CST, Michigan National Guard, Joint Force Headquarters, out of Battle Creek, Mich. “This is a unique, realistic training environment.” Taking advantage of the unique training environment are the CST units, which have specific missions they train for in order to prepare them for a real-world, American catastrophe.
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