10 months agoArsenal defender Lichtsteiner: Top four still within grasp

first_imgArsenal defender Lichtsteiner: Top four still within graspby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal defender Stephan Lichtsteiner insists their top four hopes aren’t over after the thrashing at Liverpool.The Gunners were thumped 5-1 on Saturday.Lichtsteiner said, “We have to work. We’ve been doing well until now. We just need to keep working, looking forward at every game and try not to have more injuries, because it’s been a bad moment for us with injuries. It’s a challenge and one we need to accept.”We’ll aim for that. Until the end we’ll work, we’ll believe, we’ll never give up.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Andrew Lincoln joins Naomi in Penguin Bloom

first_imgLos Angeles: Walking Dead alum Andrew Lincoln is set to share screen space with actor Naomi Watts in Penguin Bloom. Described as a family drama, the film is based on Bradley Trevor Greive and Cameron Bloom’s book of the same name. Australian writer Shaun Grant is adapting it for the big screen. The film follows a young family who is struggling to come to terms with a near-fatal accident that left their mother paralysed. As they learn to adjust to her new situation, an unlikely ally entered their lives in the form of an injured Magpie chick, dubbed Penguin by the family. Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: PriyankaLincoln, 45, will portray the husband of Watts’ character in the movie. “We were all captivated by this heart-warming story of resilience, the power of family and hope,” the producers said in a statement to Variety. “We’re thrilled to have the supremely talented Andrew Lincoln on board to bring the Bloom’s story to audiences around the world,” they added. Watts, 50, will also produce the project along with Bruna Papandrea, Emma Cooper, Jodi Matterson and Steve Hutensky.last_img read more

OPP says bone found on First Nation belongs to missing 26yearold woman

first_img(Charnelle Masakeyash, 26, was last seen on Hwy 599 south of Pickle Lake, Ont., on Nov. 6, 2015. APTN/file)APTN National NewsThe OPP said Tuesday forensic tests have determined a bone found June 2 in Mishkeegogamang Ojibway First Nation belongs to a 26-year-old woman reported missing on Nov. 8, 2015.The OPP said the Sioux Lookout detachment continues to lead the investigation into the disappearance of Charnelle Masakeyash, 26, who was last seen on Hwy 599 south of Pickle Lake, Ont., on Nov. 6, 2015.The OPP said in a statement a member of the public located Masakeyash’s bone in Mishkeegogamang and brought it to the OPP.The bone was examined at the Office of the Chief Coroner and Forensic Pathology Service in Toronto which confirmed it belonged to Masakeyash, the statement said.Mishkeegogamang First Nation sits about 500 kilometres north of Thunder Bay.The OPP statement said anyone with information concerning Masakeyash contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.news@aptn.ca@APTNNewslast_img read more

Kids pelted stones at train

On this day they had pelted stones at the train when it was passing by injuring the passengers. According to the police, the children, who live near the track often meet soon after school and hang around near the railway track. The police media unit said today that following investigations the police had identified group of 11 year olds as responsible for the attack. Police investigations have found that a group of 11 year old children had pelted stones at a train operating between Colombo and Kandy on Tuesday.The police said that four passengers in the train were injured after the stones had hit them while the train was moving past Rambukana. read more

Chandrika tells UN Sri Lanka must address human rights concerns

She said that for those reasons, a reconciliation mechanism had been set up working very closely with United Nations agencies.“Creative programmes had been instituted to change attitudes. Equal rights had been accorded to minorities and for that purpose a new constitution was being drafted with the participation of the former opposition. In schools, children of the four major communities were being brought together for the first time in their lives. Young professionals were being brought together in workshops and through arts festivals. Psycho-social support was being provided for those traumatized during the conflict. In districts damaged by conflict, including those dominated by minorities, five-year development plans were being implemented. In addition to United Nations agencies, bilateral partnerships were being developed to support these programmes,” she added. Former President and current Chairperson of the Office for National Unity and Reconciliation, Chandrika Kumaratunga says accusations of human rights violations during the conflict in Sri Lanka must be addressed.Seh was speaking at a special session of the United Nations General Assembly focused on UN, Peace and Security at the UN Headquarters in New York. The opposition had been crushed, she said, but the country did not win peace because the Government did not undertake a peacebuilding process. After a change of Government, however, the two major political parties were brought together through a common vision. “This makes things very easy,” she said. “Military means are not sufficient to end a conflict,” she stressed. Deep-rooted causes must be dealt with. In Sri Lanka’s case, accusations of human rights violations during the conflict also had to be addressed. The former President relayed her country’s experience in years following what she called “a very destructive war”. read more

In new century world at crossroads between horrors and hopes of past

Addressing world business and political leaders at an extraordinary session of the World Economic Forum on the shores of the Dead Sea in Jordan, Mr. Annan said the new century must build on, and adapt, the achievements of the later twentieth century, which he called “a world of increasing openness and freedom; of growing mutual confidence; above all, a world of hope.”This had not happened by accident, he added, but “because, in and after 1945, a group of far-sighted leaders…determined to make the second half of the twentieth century different from the first” had “founded a network of institutions in which different nations could cooperate for the common good,’ with the United Nations in a central role.The Secretary-General warned that further violence in the Middle East was “all too likely,” but urged the international community to help Israelis, Palestinians and Iraqis “put their painful past behind them.” He predicted that if this happened they would look back on 2003 as “a positive turning point” in their history.“The day when Iraqis govern themselves must come quickly,” he said – quoting from the resolution passed last month by the UN Security Council – and he went on to urge the world, “following the strong lead given by President [George W.] Bush,” to hold the Israeli and Palestinian prime ministers to the peace pledges they exchanged at Aqaba, Jordan, on 4 June.Mr. Annan said the twentieth century offered two models for the twenty-first: that of its first half, “when almost the entire planet was devastated by two world wars, and freedom everywhere was threatened by the rise of totalitarianism.“Horror was heaped on horror, until we reached the Holocaust and Hiroshima. Had things gone on like that, our lives now would be bleak indeed”, he declared.Then there was the example of the second half, “which was not perfect, by any means, but was still a vast improvement.” Notwithstanding the “atrocities, including even renewed genocide,” the “many brutal wars,” and the “appalling violations of human rights,” there was “some incredible progress…amazing technical changes.“With improvements in education and primary health care, child mortality was reduced. Literacy spread,” he added.“The peoples of the developing world threw off the yoke of colonialism, and those of the Soviet bloc won political freedom. Democracy is not yet universal, but it is now more the norm than the exception.”His own vision of the future, Mr. Annan said, involved “humanity building on the achievements of the second half of the twentieth century, adapting them, and carrying them much further.”“I see human beings caring for each other,” he declared, “and states sharing responsibility for the safety and welfare of all people, wherever they may live.“I see markets that are truly free and fair. The poor will be able to improve their lot by producing and selling, without facing trade barriers or unfairly subsidized competition.“I see all peoples working together to care for their common home, the earth, ensuring that its riches are preserved for future generations.“And I see decisions that affect the global interest being taken in global institutions, starting with the United Nations. All members will respect each other’s views, and strive honestly to reach agreement.”Mr. Annan referred to the terrorist attack on New York City in 2001, and acknowledged the need for change, “including change in our institutions,” when “new challenges require new responses.”He said he hoped UN Member States would “judge the value of change by the improvements it can bring in security and freedom, justice and prosperity for all.”Recalling that he had described the 11 September attacks as “a gate of fire” to the new millennium, he concluded by proclaiming that “the gate of fire need not lead into a waste land.”“Let our children look back on this time,” he declared, “and say that here, by the shores of the Dead Sea, we entered a living land – a land of hope.” read more

Wynne to meet with Torontoarea mayors to discuss housing affordability

TORONTO – Premier Kathleen Wynne is meeting Wednesday with mayors in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area to discuss housing affordability.The meeting happens regularly, but this one will be dedicated to talking about issues around housing, “given the heightened concerns,” Wynne said in a statement.“A strong housing market is reflective of Ontario’s strong economy, but we know affordability is a real and growing concern,” she said. “Reducing the pressure felt by Ontarians, as well as providing more affordable options for people to choose from, is a priority for us and we’re serious about taking action.”The average price of a detached house in Toronto has surpassed the $1.5-million mark.Housing Minister Chris Ballard said he’s heard from various sectors about problems and proposed solutions, and he wants to make sure he hears from municipalities.“We have been working on this file for a long time but it’s always good to sit down with the individuals and hear directly from them about what they think the issues are and what they think the solutions are,” he said.Finance Minister Charles Sousa has said measures will be in his spring budget to address problems facing homebuyers, but Ballard hasn’t specified when a plan on rental issues will be introduced other than to say “very soon.”Sousa said he wants to make sure anything he introduces doesn’t have “unintended consequences.”“We’ve already started to address the supply side,” he said. “We’re making advancements with the growth plan or trying to get more supply into the mix, but the demand is tremendous and it’s a symptom of the growing economy of Ontario.”He has recently floated a number of possible measures, including implementing a tax on foreign buyers, speculators or vacant homes.Both the vacant homes tax and the foreign investment tax have been implemented in Vancouver, where sales volume has cooled considerably in recent months compared to year-ago levels.Ontario already doubled the rebate on its land transfer tax for first-time homebuyers to $4,000 — and simultaneously raised the same tax on homes that sell for more than $2 million — but the government has said it is considering more measures targeted at new buyers. Wynne to meet with Toronto-area mayors to discuss housing affordability by Allison Jones, The Canadian Press Posted Apr 11, 2017 11:00 am MDT Last Updated Apr 11, 2017 at 4:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

At UN AsiaPacific policy forum leaders discuss post2015 agenda financing and partnerships

“As we take the first steps in the next phase of our shared development journey, the people of Asia and the Pacific are poised to lead in economic growth, in social innovation and in environmental stewardship,” Shamshad Akhtar, ESCAP Executive Secretary, said at the opening of session.She also encouraged regional leaders to focus on sustainable development and to “ensure that 2015 also marks the real start of the Asia-Pacific Century.”The theme for this year’s session is ‘Balancing the three dimensions of sustainable development: from integration to implementation,’ with emphasis on balancing and integrating the economic, environmental and social aspects of development. In a message to the session, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon not only touted the crucial role ESCAP plays in the region, but he also stressed the important focus on climate change and sustainable development. “Only if consumption and production patterns change can humanity create shared long-term prosperity,” said Mr. Ban.ESCAP is accelerating regional connectivity with member states’ support, highlighted Ms. Akhtar, for shared prosperity especially in integrated transportation and accessible information.Spotlighting the significance of financing with regional partners, Ms. Akhtar called for five key adjustments: enhance domestic market; pursue inclusive growth; drive structural reforms; strengthen regional partnership; and address gaps in genders, income and urban-rural areas. Climate change, natural disasters, economic growth, and issues related to small island developing States have also been discussed in the forum. Over 550 participants from 50 Member States and associate members are attending the 71st Commission session this week, making it the largest attendance of Pacific Heads of State and Government in recent history. read more

SMMT UK automotive manufacturing November 2011

Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Sixth monthly rise in output underpins strong long-term prospects for industryCar production rose by 8.5% in November and was up 6.1% over the first eleven months of 2011.CV output rose by 2.2% in November, but was down 2.3% over the January-November period.UK engine production rose by 1.7% in November and was up 5.3% over the year-to-date. “UK vehicle and engine production continues to lead a manufacturing recovery,” said Paul Everitt, SMMT Chief Executive. “UK car production increased 8.5% in November and there was also growth in engine and commercial vehicle output. Despite the challenges in the Euro-zone, the UK motor industry expects further growth in 2012. Global vehicle manufacturers have committed more than £4bn of investment into the UK motor industry, boosting confidence in the sector and securing high value jobs for the long-term.”Click through to download the full UK automotive manufacturing news release. read more

BA pumps now available in corrosionresistant stainless steel

first_imgThe most popular BBA Pumps products from the dry self-priming BA series are now also available in stainless steel 316. These pumps are ideal for a variety of industrial applications, particularly with corrosive environments such as offshore or mining which demand high performance materials.The stainless steel casting parts are typically available from stock for the most popular BA models. This allows the stainless steel pumps to be quickly assembled with a diesel or electric motor in a sound attenuated canopy or in an open frame. The stainless steel 316 range consists of:BA80H –   3ʺ Clear liquid pump (max: 200 m3/hour – 110 mwc)BA100K – 4ʺ Solids handling pump (max: 190 m3/hour – 22 mwc)BA150E – 6ʺ Solids handling pump (max: 490 m3/hour – 48 mwc)BA180E – 8ʺ Solids handling pump (max: 720 m3/hour – 41 mwc)last_img read more

The Northernmost Point a new documentary on the worlds most northerly GAA

first_imgCredit: Full Focus Media MORE THAN 1300 miles away from Croke Park, the world’s most northerly GAA game took place near the Arctic Circle earlier this year.Raati Stadium in Oulu was the venue when the Oulu Elks and the Helsinki Harps met in the All-Finland Gaelic football finals.The match is the subject of a new documentary, The Northernmost Point, which tells the story of Finland’s growing GAA community, the players, the clubs and their place in history.Here’s Oulu: Cusack Park to host Munster club hurling final next Sundaycenter_img Here’s one of the highlights from the game — a ‘Zebo flick’ by Amarílio Vasconcelos Mendonça:And here’s the trailer:last_img read more

92yearold woman sustains burns to face and body following gas explosion

first_imgA WOMAN IS in a serious condition in hospital following a gas explosion at her home in Ringsend last night.BurnsGardaí at Irishtown confirmed that the 92-year-old woman sustained burns to her face and body and was taken to St. Vincent’s Hospital following the gas explosion that took place at 10.36pm.Dublin Fire Brigade attended the scene last night, however it is believed that the explosion was not caused by a gas leak.Initial investigations by Bord Gáis suggest that the gas explosion was caused by human error.This morning, the woman’s condition was updated as serious.Read: Two men arrested after car chased and rammed on the M50>Read: One arrest after cannabis seizure worth €100,000>last_img read more

Heres What Happened Today Sunday

first_imgHere’s What Happened Today: Sunday Woman burned in horror Limerick attack, and Donald Trump unhappy at recounts – it’s the Evening Fix. NEED TO CATCH up? TheJournal.ie brings you a round-up of today’s news.IRELAND Matilda (5) and Thomas Kenworth (7) on Dun Laoghaire’s new ice rink Source: Leon Farrell/Rollingnews.ieA Limerick woman was burned, stabbed, and beaten in a horror attack at her home.Cystic Fibrosis patients have expressed their ‘dismay’ at the decision to not fund the life-changing drug Orkambi.A Laois couple have spoken of their heartbreak after their four-year-old son was killed by a drunk driver.Pfizer has cancelled a proposed €400 million expansion of its Dublin plant.A new opinion poll shows that Fine Gael remains the most popular Irish party with Fianna Fáil losing ground.Dublin Fire Brigade had an exceptionally busy Saturday night.A man was arrested in Limerick after cannabis and cocaine worth €250,000 was seized.Conor McGregor was officially stripped of his UFC featherweight title.President Higgins was criticised for praising Fidel Castro in the wake of the former Cuban leader’s death.WORLD Ed Sheeran (and Belfast musician Andy Patterson) sporting the effects of Princess Beatrice’s swordsmanship Source: Twitter#RECOUNT: Donald Trump has expressed his extreme displeasure at the news of recounts in three battleground states from the US election.#CHILD ABUSE: The English Football Association is to investigate allegations of child sexual abuse made by multiple footballers against convicted child molester Barry Bennell dating from the 1980s.#BIZARRE: Princess Beatrice apparently cut Ed Sheeran’s face with a sword when attempting to ‘knight’ James Blunt.#FRANCE: The country is voting today to elect the candidate that will challenge the far-right’s Marine Le Pen for the French presidency next year.#MOROCCO: The African country’s state TV station has come in for sharp criticism after it broadcast advice for women for disguising the effects of domestic violence.INNOVATIONIreland’s top PR body is seeking to curb the effects of online ‘influencers’ endorsing products and not disclosing that they are being paid.This Japanese man may have created the greatest (and largest) clock going. [Geek]PARTING SHOTDublin’s Lord Mayor was out and about today in advance of the turning on of the O’Connell Street Christmas Tree lights. But he appears to be fraternising with the Dark Side of things. https://jrnl.ie/3105557 Source: Lord Mayor of Dublin/Twitter The guys from the dark side believe! #IBelieve pic.twitter.com/GUEpHrvvbI— Lord Mayor of Dublin (@LordMayorDublin) November 27, 2016 No Comments Short URL Nov 27th 2016, 7:53 PM center_img Share Tweet Email By Cianan Brennan Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Sunday 27 Nov 2016, 7:53 PM Get our daily news round up: 12,318 Views last_img read more

Barkley determined to remain in the England setup

first_imgAfter making his return back to the England national team, Ross Barkley is determined to work hard at Chelsea to keep his place in the squad.The 24-year-old who had not featured for England since 2016 started the UEFA Nations League game against Croatia on Friday night.Asked whether the match felt like a second England debut, Barkley told Sky Sports, as quoted by FourFourTwo:“No, because I’ve been here before, so I know what it’s like to play for England and how much it means to everyone and myself.”“Over the years I’ve worked hard and where I’m at right now, I feel fresh, I feel strong. I’m sure I’ll continue to get fitter and continue to improve.”Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“I’ll work hard at club level and hopefully that will take care of itself.”The game was played in an empty stadium as Croatia served their punishment for an incident in a Euro 2016 qualifier against Italy when a swastika was marked on the pitch.“It was odd but we’ve played in situations like this before in our youth days,” added Barkley.“I thought in the second half we had our fair share of chances and any other day I feel we would have come away with the three points and possibly won 3-0. I thought we should have been a bit more ruthless today.”“We had the best chances and I can’t remember them really having many chances other than a couple of shots from the edge of the box. It’s disappointing that we didn’t win the game.”last_img read more

Police Man raped Vancouver girl 14

first_imgA 25-year-old Portland man has been indicted on allegations of rape and sexual abuse after police say he had sex with a Vancouver girl he’d met on an online dating website who maintained she was 19 when she was really 14.Vancouver police located the girl with Jonathan Michael Lapp at his Southeast Portland apartment on Oct. 10, according to court records.Lapp told police they communicated online and agreed to meet at Jantzen Beach. From there, they took a bus to his Portland apartment, according to court records.Lapp on Tuesday morning pleaded not guilty to three counts of third-degree rape, three counts of second-degree sexual abuse, and one count of third-degree sodomy.Lapp has no prior criminal convictions. Court records indicate he suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and anxiety and receives counseling.He’s being held at the Multnomah County Detention Center.last_img read more

JPD finds explosive device in impounded car being prepped for auction

first_imgJuneau police found an explosive inside an impounded car being prepared for auction.Listen Now Police spokeswoman Erann Kalwara said a disposal team destroyed the explosive on Tuesday.“We’re not sure exactly who the property in the vehicle belonged to, but there doesn’t appear to be any nefarious attempts or anything of significance we need to be concerned about with that particular device,” she said.The device consisted of a seal bomb and other homemade explosive materials, she said.Kalwara would not disclose who owned the impounded car.She said the department typically only discloses names when someone is arrested or given a citation.last_img read more

Badminton tourney inaugurated MLA Jakkampudi Raja

first_imgRajamahendravaram: Rajanagaram MLA Jakkampudi Raja has said that steps will be taken to bring past glory to the city in sports sector, as the city produced many sportsmen earlier. Inaugurating a four-day badminton junior ranking tournament at corportion’s city badminton court on Thursday, he said tournaments will increase competitive spirit and also help to tap the hidden talent of the candidates in sports. Necessary help will be extended to develop badminton and said various stadiums are coming up in the city shortly. He asked badminton associations to conduct tournaments regularly. Andhra Pradesh Badminton Association in association with East Godavari Badminton Association is organising the tournament. The tournament will be held till August 11. District Association president K Tanuja, organizing secretary DVV Trinadh and others were present.last_img read more

Is Hardik Pandya serious about Natasa Stankovic Introduces her to family

first_imgHardik Pandya who has had a roller-coaster journey so far this year has again been making news. The all-rounder, who grabbed some major headlines for his infamous episode and statements on Koffee with Karan, earlier this year, gave it back to everyone who criticised him by performing his career-best in this year’s IPL and the World Cup 2019.And, it has just begun for Hardik Pandya, who has created an even bigger fanbase by walking the ramp at the Lakme Fashion Week 2019 recently. Pandya, who has been in news for his numerous link-ups and flings, is now allegedly seeing Natasa Stankovic. If a Spotboye report is to be believed, Hardik has introduced her to his family as his ‘girlfriend’. The duo has been spotted in an about the city quite a lot these days and has no qualms in getting clicked together either. Natasa was earlier dating TV actor Aly Goni. Not just this, the report states that at a recently held cricketers’ get-together Hardik had invited Natasa too.Pandya was earlier linked with Urvashi Rautela. As per a report in TOI, Urvashi Rautela and Hardik Pandya met at a gathering where his brother, Krunal was also present. However, after having a conversation with both the cricketers, Urvashi only had eyes for Hardik. And not just that, onlookers from the party even vouched for flirtatious looks and smiles being exchanged between the two. The duo was spotted at several events and parties together post that. However, Urvashi has always maintained that they were just friends and nothing more. Esha Gupta, who was once rumoured to be dating Hardik Pandya, and continues to be good friends with him was named as one of his relationships by Karan Johar on his chat show. However, on being asked about the entire Hardik Pandya fiasco recently, Esha Gupta lost her cool at the reporters and denied even being Hardik Pandya’s friend.last_img read more

New Developments in Cure for Sickle Cell Disease from NIH

first_imgBy Akira Kyles, Special to the AFROThe National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced, Sept. 13, the launch of an initiative to speed up the development of a better cure for sickle cell disease.NIH is the nation’s medical research agency that provides money to scientists to conduct studies to reduce illness and disabilities. The initiative is being led by NIH’s National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI).Sickle cell is a disease caused by a single genetic mutation that causes a person’s red blood cells to form an abnormal, sickle shape. The sickled cells can clog the blood vessels and deprive cells of oxygen, according to NIH’s press release.The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced a new initiative to speed up the research in finding a cure to sickle cell led by NIH’s National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI).“Our scientific investments have brought us to a point where we have many tools available to correct or compensate for the defective gene that causes sickle cell disease. We are now ready to use these tools to speed up our quest for a cure,” said Gary H. Gibbons, M.D., director of NIH’s NHLBI in a press release.The current focuses of the initiative are gene therapies for sickle cell patients to create genetic-based cures. “That’s when you correct the gene that makes the sickle red cell but there are many other treatments,” said Traci Mondoro, Ph.D., chief of the Transitional Blood Science and Resources Branch. “So, the gene therapies, genetic-based cures for instance, wouldn’t be great for an older person who has sickle cell because they might not be able to tolerate the therapy. So, what this initiative is doing is trying to help scientists who are still developing things in the lab, that haven’t gotten into humans yet, [to] move them further along.”According to Morondo, the NIH has a five to 10-year goal for the initiative.  “That doesn’t sound very fast, however, if people were doing this without the initiative, it would take them that long to raise the money or get the kind of team together that they would need to pay for studies and work with the FDA to move it forward,” said Mondoro. “So, we’re providing, not just money to people, but we’re providing expertise and other things like cells or chemicals that they might otherwise have to pay for to move this forward.”Currently the only known cure for sickle cell is a bone marrow transplant, which is rare for patients to find a sibling match. A different cure would open a wider net for sickle cell patients. There is treatment such as hydroxyurea and pain medicine.Hydroxyurea increases fetal hemoglobin, the protein within the red blood cells that people make as fetuses, in the body and decreases the stickiness of the red blood cells to the blood vessels.“Fetal hemoglobin is protective, it decreases the sickling of the red blood cells, so they can move easily through the blood vessels,” said Courtney Fitzhugh, M.D., Lasker Clinical Research Scholar.Due to the pain that sickle cell anemia causes, patients are given strong pain medication which can be hard for them to get. “Sickle cell is a public health crisis because a lot of people can’t get the pain medication that they need,” said Mondoro. “You have to take some pretty strong pain meds and sometimes their doctor or the emergency room doctor may tell them that they look fine and don’t need opioids or other strong pain medications.  People with sickle cell aren’t addicted to drugs, they need them for pain control.”With strides in medicine and research, the future for sickle cell patients looks optimistic. “I have been taking care of patients with sickle cell disease since 1997 and there has been so much excitement over the last few years.” said Fitzhugh. “There are a lot of new drugs that are being studied. This is a very good time, there’s a lot more research going to sickle cell disease. So, there’s a lot of hope for the future for patients that have sickle cell disease.”last_img read more