Nigeria’s army has rescued 200 girls and 93 women during a military operation to wrest back the Sambisa Forest from the Boko Haram Islamist militant group, it said on its Twitter feed on Tuesday.

“Troops this afternoon rescued 200 girls and 93 women from Sambisa Forest. We cannot confirm if the Chibok girls are in this group,” it said, adding that Nigerian troops had also destroyed three camps run by the militants.

Boko Haram kidnapped more than 200 schoolgirls near the northern village of Chibok in April 2014, sparking international outcry.

Venäjä menetti yhteyden avaruusaseman huoltoalukseen
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Venäjä on menettänyt yhteyden Kansainväliselle avaruusasemalle ISS:lle matkalla olleeseen miehittämättömään Progress-huoltoalukseen. Alus lähti matkaan normaalisti Baikonurin avaruuskeskuksesta Kazakstanista varhain tiistaina, mutta sen jälkeen siihen menetettiin yhteys.

Progress kiertää nyt Maata ainakin kaksi päivää, minä aikana vikaa yritetään korjata. Jos se ei onnistu, aluksesta loppuu muutamassa päivässä polttoaine, minkä jälkeen se putoaa maahan.

Vuonna 2011 huoltoalukselle kävi samalla tavalla, ja se putosi lopulta Siperiaan.

Progress-huoltoalukset kuljettavat ISS:lle tarvikkeita nelisen kertaa vuodessa. Avaruusasemalla on tällä hetkellä kolme venäläistä, kaksi amerikkalaista ja yksi italialainen.


NASA tells:

The six crew members of the International Space Station (ISS) are safe and continuing regular operations with sufficient supplies as Russian flight controllers plan for another attempt to communicate with a cargo resupply spacecraft bound for the station. The next attempt to link with the spacecraft comes at 8:50 p.m. EDT Tuesday.

The ISS Progress 59 cargo spacecraft launched successfully from the Baikonur Cosmodrome at 3:09 a.m. (1:09 p.m. in Kazakhstan) Tuesday on a Soyuz rocket bound for the space station. Right after it separated from the Soyuz booster’s third stage, an unspecified problem prevented Russian flight controllers from determining whether navigational antennas had deployed and whether fuel system manifolds had pressurized as planned.

When flight controllers initially could not confirm deployment of the antennas in the minutes following its launch, they selected the backup rendezvous plan of two days and 34 orbits instead of the planned four-orbit, six-hour rendezvous.

During the spacecraft’s first four Earth orbits, the Russian flight control team made several unsuccessful attempts to confirm the status of the spacecraft’s systems but were unable to receive telemetry from some spacecraft systems. As a result, ISS flight controllers informed the crew a docking attempt to the station has been postponed.

The spacecraft was not carrying any supplies critical for the United States Operating Segment (USOS) of the station. Both the Russian and USOS segments of the station continue to operate normally and are adequately supplied well beyond the next planned resupply flight. The next mission scheduled to deliver cargo to the station is the seventh SpaceX commercial resupply services mission targeted for launch no earlier than June 19. It will carry about 5,000 pounds of science investigations and supplies.

The cargo of Progress 59 includes more than three tons of food, fuel, and supplies for the space station crew, including 1,940 pounds of propellant, 110 pounds of oxygen, 926 pounds of water, and 3,128 pounds of spare parts, supplies and scientific experiment hardware. Among the U.S. supplies on board are spare parts for the station’s environmental control and life support system, backup spacewalk hardware, and crew clothing, all of which are replaceable.

As teams continue to monitor the spacecraft, additional updates and more information about the International Space Station will be available online at:


Food Chem. 2015 Jun 1;176:7-11. doi: 10.1016/j.foodchem.2014.12.040. Epub 2014 Dec 18.
Chemical fingerprint and quantitative analysis for quality control of polyphenols extracted from pomegranate peel by HPLC.
Li J1, He X2, Li M2, Zhao W2, Liu L2, Kong X3.
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A simple and efficient HPLC fingerprint method was developed and validated for quality control of the polyphenols extracted from pomegranate peel (PPPs). Ten batches of pomegranate collected from different orchards in Shaanxi Lintong of China were used to establish the fingerprint. For the fingerprint analysis, 15 characteristic peaks were selected to evaluate the similarities of 10 batches of the PPPs. The similarities of the PPPs samples were all more than 0.968, indicating that the samples from different areas of Lintong were consistent. Additionally, simultaneous quantification of eight monophenols (including gallic acid, punicalagin, catechin, chlorogenic acid, caffeic acid, epicatechin, rutin, and ellagic acid) in the PPPs was conducted to interpret the consistency of the quality test. The results demonstrated that the HPLC fingerprint as a characteristic distinguishing method combining similarity evaluation and quantitative analysis can be successfully used to assess the quality and to identify the authenticity of the PPPs.

Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Fingerprint; HPLC; Lintong pomegranate; Polyphenols extracted from pomegranate peel; Quantitative determination; Similarity evaluation


Personally I have  never thought that  the  whole fruit of pomegranate should  be made  to   edible form, because of so many  polyfenols and antioxidants. The fruit is mostly something else than   sweet and tasty,much   cell wall  structures  and seeds. and a tiny  portion only  sweet  fluid  and something tasty  pink gel. perhaps  there should be  pills made about this fruit.  The antioxidants and polyphenols ofthis fruit are healthy to the vasculature and heart.

There is really pills  made  from the  peels of pomegranate fruit, I can see in the internet.  And  there must be some healthy benefits, behind this kind of  reputation:

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