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Treating Coronavirus With Bear Bile?

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China has approved the use of bear bile to treat coronavirus patients, angering activists and raising fears it could undermine efforts to stop the illegal animal trade which is blamed for the emergence of the disease sweeping the globe.

The move comes just weeks after China banned the sale of wild animals for food, citing the risk of diseases spreading from animals to humans.

But the National Health Commission in March issued guidelines recommending the use of ‘Tan Re Qing’ – an injection that contains bear bile powder, goat horn and three other medicinal herbs to treat critically ill coronavirus patients.

President Xi Jinping has been keen to promote traditional medicine and saying it should be given as much weight as other treatments.

The active ingredient in bear bile, ursodeoxycholic acid, is used to dissolve gallstones and treat liver disease but has no proven effectiveness in treating COVID-19.

The medicine can treat patients with respiratory diseases, including pneumonia, acute bronchitis and chronic bronchitis, according to its producer.

China has used both traditional and Western medicine in its battle against the novel coronavirus, which has killed more than 3,000 and infected more than 82,000.

But activists say greenlighting a treatment that uses an animal product is ‘both tragic and ironic’ given that the origin of the deadly coronavirus is linked to the trade and consumption of wild animals.

Brian Daly, a spokesman for the Animals Asia Foundation, said: ‘We shouldn’t be relying on wildlife products like bear bile as the solution to combat a deadly virus that appears to have originated from wildlife.’

 

The coronavirus is believed to have come from bats, but researchers think it might have spread to humans via an intermediate host mammal species.

Chinese disease control officials have previously identified wild animals sold in a market in Wuhan market as the source of the coronavirus pandemic.

Conservationists have long accused China of tolerating a cruel trade in wild animals as exotic menu items or for use in traditional medicines whose efficacy is not confirmed by science.

Scientists say Severe Acute Respiratory System (SARS) – another deadly coronavirus – likely originated in bats, later reaching humans via civet cats.

Daly added: ‘Promotion of bear bile has the propensity to increase the amount used, affecting not only captive bears, but also those in the wild, potentially compromising an already endangered species in Asia and across the world.’

There are about 20,000 bears being held in tiny cages under cruel conditions across China to cater to the demand from traditional medicine suppliers, said Kirsty Warren, a spokeswoman for World Animal Protection.

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Melinda French Gates Now A Billionaire After Stock Transfer From Bill Gates

Melinda French Gates

According to reports from Forbes, Melinda Gates is now officially a billionaire. After the two announced their decision to end their 27-year-old marriage.

Bill’s investment vehicle, Cascade Investment, transferred $1.8 billion in securities to Melinda on Monday, May 3, the same day the pair announced their surprise divorce, according to SEC filings. That makes Melinda worth at least $1.8 billion, while the stock transfer puts a slight dent in Bill’s net worth, which fell to an estimated $128.6 billion, from $130.4 billion. Even after the ten-figure transfer, the Microsoft cofounder remains the fourth-richest person in the world. 

Melinda received 2.94 million shares of AutoNation and 14.1 million shares of Canadian National Railway Co., which are worth $309 million and $1.5 billion, respectively. (Bloomberg News first reported the transfer.) Bill uses Cascade Investment, a holding company based in Kirkland, Washington, to manage his money, including the proceeds from selling Microsoft shares. Bill at one point owned a significant slice of Microsoft, but has given away (to the Gates Foundation) or sold most of his stake over the years and now holds less than 1%.

The stock transfer is almost certainly part of Bill and Melinda’s divorce settlement. While it’s unclear if they signed a prenup, according to their divorce filing Bill and Melinda asked a judge in Washington State to divide their assets based on the terms of a separation contract—a document that is typically signed when spouses are living apart but have not yet divorced. The terms of the contract weren’t disclosed. Bill may have also transferred other assets to Melinda in nonpublic transactions. 

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Rob Holding Net Worth

Rob Holding net worth
Full nameRobert Samuel Holding
Net worth1.8 Million Euro
Date of Birth20 September 1995
Place of BirthStalybridge, Manchester,
NationalityEnglish
OccupationProfessional footballer
Current teamArsenal

What is Rob Holding Net Worth?

Rob Holding Net Worth: Robert Samuel Holding is an English professional footballer who plays as a centre back for Premier League club Arsenal. Rob Holding net worth is 1.8 Million Euro.

Early life

Holding was born and raised in Stalybridge, Greater Manchester. He attended West Hill School in the town.

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Holding played for Stalybridge Celtic Juniors before joining the Bolton Wanderers youth system at the age of seven. He joined League Two club Bury on loan on 26 March 2015 for rest of the 2014–15 season.

Holding signed for Premier League club Arsenal on 22 July 2016 for a fee of around £2 million.  Following injuries to centre backs Per Mertesacker and Gabriel Paulista, he was called upon to make his Arsenal debut in the 2016–17 Premier League season opener on 14 August 2016 against Liverpool, which Arsenal lost 4–3 at home.

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In the final two months of the season, Holding became a regular member of Arsenal’s starting line-up, with the team winning all six of the matches he played in the Premier League.

 He played the full 90 minutes in Arsenal’s 2–1 victory over Chelsea on 27 May in the 2017 FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium.

Holding played in the 2017 FA Community Shield on 6 August which Arsenal won 4–1 penalty shoot-out to Chelsea after a 1–1 extra-time draw.

 He scored his first Arsenal goal on 28 September 2017 with a close-range shot in their 4–2 away win over BATE Borisov in the UEFA Europa League. He signed a new long-term contract with the club on 1 May 2018.

International career

Holding was called up to the England under-21 squad for the Toulon Tournament May 2016 as a replacement for Everton defender Brendan Galloway.

 He made his debut for Gareth Southgate’s team when starting against Guinea on 23 May. England won the tournament with Holding making two appearances, and was an unused substitute in the final on 29 May as England beat France 2–1.

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 He was selected for England’s squad for the 2017 UEFA European Under-21 Championship in Poland, but did not make an appearance with England eliminated in the semi-final. Holding made five appearances for the under-21s from 2016 to 2017.

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Revealed: How a CEO Went from Making $50k a Week to $50 k a Year

Ronni Kahn

For most investors, their dream is to make a lot of money from their business before thinking about what to do with the excess. This was no the case with Australian CEO Ronni Kahn. She left her lucrative business that was paying her $50k a week to managing a charity that would pay her $50 k a year.

Before Ronni Kahn became the CEO of global food charity, OzHarvest, she owned an event management business – a role that would see her bring in around $50,000 a weekend.

Then, in 2009, she won Vodafone’s World of Difference award, which requires the recipient to work solely on a charity of their choice – in exchange for a salary of $50,000.

Having founded OzHarvest in 2003 and worked simultaneously on the charity and her business, she had to choose between a lucrative business, or a start-up charity.

“I decided it was time to dive without a parachute,” she revealed to The New Investors host, Sarah O’Carroll.

“I left a business that sometimes could have made $50,000 on a single weekend – but it was the best thing I ever did.”

Who is Ronni Kahn?

Ronni Kahn AO is an Australian social entrepreneur, best known for founding the food rescue charity OzHarvest.

Born in South Africa, Kahn moved to Israel where she lived on a kibbutz for many years before emigrating to Australia in 1998 and starting an events management business. On a vacation to South Africa, she was galvanised into action by a friend when visiting Soweto who told her that “she was responsible for electricity in Soweto”.

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Kahn recalls that was the moment her life of purpose began. I knew I had to come back and do something meaningful for other people…”Building on her experience in corporate hospitality, she was shocked by the amount of food waste, although not initially aware of the relationship between food waste and environmental problems.

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A Repurposed Life

Kahn’s memoir A Repurposed Life was released in 2020. Kahn said: “I didn’t grow up being ambitious about anything, but when you find your calling, then you are empowered by a force that is unstoppable.”

Awards

Ronni Kahn has been acknowledged as a leader in the fields of entrepreneurship, social impact and innovation. Her contributions have been widely recognised through numerous awards including:

  • 2010 Australia’s Local Hero, Australian of the Year Awards, in recognition of her work founding OzHarvest.
  • 2010 Enriched List, American Express
  • 2011 InStyle Woman of Style Award – Community /Charity category
  • 2012 Veuve Clicquot Award Business Woman Tribute Award for Innovation, Entrepreneurial Skill and Contribution to the Community
  • 2012 Ernst & Young Social Entrepreneur of the Year
  • 2017 BOSS magazine Top 21 True Leaders
  • 2017 Gourmet Traveller Outstanding Contribution to Hospitality
  • 2017 Griffith University Doctor of the University (honoris causa)
  • 2018 The Australian Financial Review 100 Women of Influence award for social enterprise and not-for-profit
  • 2019 Officer of the Order of Australia (AO). For distinguished service to social welfare, particularly through the development and delivery of innovative programs.
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