American Catholic Nuns rebell in New York

The organization that groups will be amended by the Vatican, because they take liberal positions on issues of sexuality

American Catholic Nuns rebellion

American Catholic Nuns rebellion

The main umbrella organization of American Catholic nuns said yesterday that the Vatican ordered the restructuring of the group is based on unfounded claims of a failed investigation that has caused “outrage and pain” to believers .

A group of nuns responded to accusations from the Vatican to take too liberal positions on issues of sexuality, arguing that these claims were “baseless” and arose from “a flawed process.”

The National Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR), representing 57 000 nuns, said it will raise its concerns to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, the Vatican, in a meeting scheduled for June 12 in Rome.

In April, the Vatican agency completed an investigation of more than two years with the conclusion that the group suffered from “serious doctrinal issues,” including taking positions that undermine Catholic teaching on the priesthood exclusively male, marriage and homosexuality.

The national board of the religious group released the statement, the first since the Holy See ordered the restructuring, after a three-day meeting.

“Members of the board concluded that the assessment was based in accusations unfounded and as a result from a faulty process devoid of transparency,” said the LCWR. “In addition, the sanctions imposed were disproportionate to the concerns raised and could compromise their ability to carry out its mission.”

The rebuke from the Vatican sparked a wave of demonstrations of support for the nuns. Were held vigils, protests and prayer days in defense of the nuns in several parts of the country, even against the Holy See Embassy in Washington D.C.

“The report has caused outrage and pain throughout the church community and has created greater polarization,” said the joint.

John Allen, a leading Vatican analysts on CNN American chain, said the report of the Vatican has decreed that, basically, the LCWR “needs a revision which will have a closer relationship with the bishops.”

American teenager invents method to detect pancreatic cancer

Teen invents method to detect pancreatic cancer

Andraka, Maryland, was awarded a prize of $ 75.000 to create this method of detecting cancerous.

Teen invents method to detect pancreatic cancer

Teen invents method to detect pancreatic cancer

An American teenager, Jack Andraka, 15 years old invented a new method, simple and inexpensive to detect incipient pancreatic cancer. Special Photo

Washington, United States. – An American teenager of 15 years, Jack Andraka, invented a new form, simple and inexpensive to detect incipient pancreatic cancer, reported CNN.

The discovery earned him first prize at science fair and engineering the world’s largest, the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.

Andraka, from Maryland, was awarded a $ 75,000 prize for creating this detection method carcinogen “using  blood and urine tests.” The test has shown a 90% more accurate than those used so far, is 28 times cheaper and a thousand times more sensitive than current tests for this cancer. “I’m working with Johns Hopkins to improve the patent and I am also beginning to offer the product to other companies “to market, said the young inventor.

Andraka explained that detect pancreatic cancer early increases the chance of cure to almost one hundred percent. to the advantages of his method adds the which is not invasive to the body.

The pancreas is the fourth most common cause of cancer-related deaths in the world. Risk factors include smoking, obesity, high consumption of red meat, high consumption of sugar, a diet low in fiber and diabetes mellitus. Each year 44.000 Americans are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

30 pounds of Cocaine in cake mix boxes! Why would an 18 year old do this?

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No person in their right mind would do this knowingly, especially going through Miami International Airport! What? This looks like a set-up!

 An 18-year-old woman who was arrested after nearly 30 pounds of cocaine was found hidden in cake mix boxes in her suitcase will be charged as an adult, according to a Florida state attorney‘s office.

Ayesha Niles, who lives in London, was traveling from Jamaica to London with a stopover at Miami International Airport on Friday when she went through a routine luggage check.

“Twenty-four boxes of cake mix in your luggage,” Ed Griffith, spokesperson Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office, told CNN. “It just seemed extremely unusual.”

It was unusual enough that the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agent sent Niles to the inspection area for a second screening.

According to the arrest affidavit the boxes of cake mix contained a total of “+/- 29.30 pounds of powder cocaine.” According to the state attorney’s office the estimated street value of the cocaine in London is $650,000.00.

The affidavit says Niles told law enforcement that the boxes were placed in her luggage in Jamaica but she was not aware of what the boxes contained.

Niles was arrested on charges of trafficking of cocaine and transporting of a control substance. Niles turned 18-years-old this week and because of her age of majority and the seriousness of the crime the state attorney’s office has filed notice that she will be charged as an adult. Niles, who is still in the juvenile system currently, could not be reached for comment.

“This is an extremely serious charge,” Griffith said. “She is looking at minimum mandatory prison time upon a conviction.”

If convicted Niles could be sentences up to 15 years in prison for each count.