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(NAPSI)—Today’s cooks have their pick of exotic spices, but these ingredients were once rare enough to inspire wars, send explorers on missions around the globe and, by some accounts, even factor in the purchase of the island of Manhattan by the Dutch.
(NAPSI)—Sickle cell disease involves abnormally shaped red blood cells that reduce the flow of blood inside the blood vessels. It is inherited, the same way people inherit the color of their eyes, skin and hair. In the United States, it’s estimated that sickle cell disease affects up to 100,000 people, mostly African American. And while sickle cell disease causes severe pain and other complications, with the right treatment and care, it’s possible for most people with sickle cell disease to live normal, active lives. Here’s what you need to know about sickle cell disease, the populations that are most affected, and how to best manage it and stay as healthy as possible:
(NAPSI)—Government officials and business leaders from nearly 50 African countries gathered in Washington, D.C. on August 4-6 for the first-ever U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit.
At a recent summit, Morocco’s Prime Minister conferred with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. (NAPS)
The local culinary community is preparing to celebrate Arizona Restaurant Week, Sept. 19 through Sept. 28, and a common thread seems to be weaving its way through the otherwise divergent menus of participating eateries.
(NewsUSA) - Over 200,000 tons of dried, farmed, tropical seaweed are produced every year. The majority of the world's red seaweed is farmed by nearly 60,000 family farmers in Africa, the Philippines and Indonesia. These families apply sustainable farming techniques that help to protect and preserve the habitats where they farm.
1. Obama vows justice for James Foley
1. Missouri Highway Patrol takes over security from police in Ferguson
1. Obama authorizes limited airstrikes and humanitarian airdrops in northern Iraq
1. CDC raises its alert level over Ebola
1. Egypt's proposed three-day cease-fire begins in Gaza
1. Israel says it will hold fire in most of Gaza for seven hours
1. Humanitarian crisis worsens in Gaza
1. Strikes ease under Palestinian-Israelis humanitarian truce
1. Arizona inmate gasps for 90 minutes during execution
(NAPSI)—Citizens of Morocco are marking a period of significant change and progressive developments. July 30th marks the 15th anniversary of King Mohammed VI ascending to the throne.
Since his 2013 appearance on Animal Planet’s “Rhino Wars,” Oro Valley resident and retired Navy Seal Craig “Sawman” Sawyer has been keeping plenty busy.
1. TSA bans uncharged cell phones from U.S.-bound flights
(NAPSI)—A moderate version of Islam is proving to be a key element of a successful approach to keeping religious extremism in check.