The story behind the birthday sisters viral

Maria Eduarda Fernandes, 3 years old, and Maria Antonia Fernandes, 6, are two sisters from Pato Branco, Brazil, who became famous in the social networks after her godmother published a video in which the girls fought during the crucial point, for every boy, in a birthday party which is: blowing out the candles on the cake.

In the recording that went up Gabriela Aureluk the birthday girl, Maria Eduarda, is observed, very excited by that fact, but Maria Antonia does it first. This act unleashed that the youngest began to pull the hair of her older sister, who, with a mischievous smile, combs her hair and is not affected by the aggression.

What most attracted attention is the reaction of Maria Antonia who does not react to her sister’s anger, she only smiles. The girls’ gestures caused different reactions on social networks and memes were quickly generated, but it was also accompanied by analysis and controversy.

How did it go viral?

In an interview with the Brazilian journalist Hugo Gloss, the godmother of the girls assured that it all started when a friend asked her to put her public Instagram profile so that her relatives could see the video. However, he did not expect the images to go viral around the world.

“I don’t even have Twitter, fame came out of nowhere, no one was expecting it”, commented the woman, who also said that: “Maria Antonia (6 years old) started crying because everyone started laughing and she was ashamed.”

Gabriela Aureluk said that after the incident the sisters became friends and cut the cake together, and emphasized that: “That’s how a sister relationship is, one second they are fighting and the next they hug again. “


On video | Van Damme: 60 years of life, martial arts and excesses

The image of the Belgian actor Jean-Claude Van Damme performing a split (lateral opening of the legs) on any surface became a great reference in action cinema and martial arts. Its elasticity allowed him to create fantastic blows such as the flying kick with 360 ° rotation or helicopter kick, in which he mixed techniques of karate and classical ballet, something that aroused the interest of fans of this type of martial choreography.

In order to achieve world recognition, he had to migrate to the United States in 1982 with the illusion of venturing into Hollywood cinema. While that was happening, he made a living as a taxi driver, pizza delivery man, carpet installer, security guard and sparring partner for Chuck Norris, another action movie great.

His first role was as an extra in the 1984 film Missing in Action (known in Colombia as Prisoner of War), thanks to a recommendation from Norris. Two years later he begins to emerge after becoming the antagonist of the film Never Back Down, Never Surrender.

His first leading role was in the film Bloody Contact (1988), a tribute to Frank Dux, the greatest exponent of martial arts in Canada and the United States.

That movie co-starred Bolo Yeung, a Chinese bodybuilder also skilled in karate-do and kung fu. Bolo was a great friend of Bruce Lee and his success in the cinema is also due to Jean Claude Vandamme, with whom he still maintains a good friendship.

Among his most remembered films are: Kickboxer, Lawless Fighting Lion, Double Impact, Universal Soldier and The Colony.

Jean-Claude Camille François Van Varenberg (his first name) celebrates 60 years of life today. He knows very well what it is like to reach the top, but also due to his excesses of liquor, hallucinogens and women, he headed towards a dark alley from which it is difficult to escape. “He spent up to $ 10,000 a week on cocaine,” said Steven De Souza, director of the film version of the video game Street Fighter, which Van Damme starred in in 1994.

For others, especially people of the new generations, the image of Van Damme is only referenced in their conversations on WhatsApp and social networks as a meme, a funny character who dances in a very peculiar way in a scene from Kickboxer, while drinking in a canteen.

Beyond that, in his film career he had to defeat great rivals like Tong Po in Kickboxer, but he also found great allies such as basketball star Dennis Rodman, his fellow adventurer in The Colony.

His name is still valid as an actor, producer and director. In this last aspect, he has stood out for films such as The Quest or Full love. Another successful film in which Jean Claude Van Damme starred is The Indestructibles 2 (2012), in which he is the main villain. A constellation of stars from the action movies led by Sylvester Stallone participates in this film. They are followed by: Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Chuck Norris, Terry Crews, Randy Couture, Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Liam Hemsworth.

Julio Lara, teacher, critic and public educator, pointed out that Van Dame is a reference of the great exponents of martial arts in the film industry, and although he is not at the height of Bruce Lee or Yuen Woo-Ping, he remains in the Top 10.

“The first reference I had of him was from the movie Bloody Contact, from there I began to notice that his career coincided with certain directors who suddenly sowed some kind of seed in Hollywood. A memorable film in his career is Universal Soldier, which marks the debut of German director Roland Emmerich, who later made Independence Day, Godzila, The Day After Tomorrow, among others ”.


the specifications for future medicines published

The specifications for future cannabis-based drugs, which will be used in an experiment from next year, were published on Sunday.

This is the last step before choosing suppliers.

Experimentation with therapeutic cannabis, voted by the National Assembly a year ago, was authorized by a decree published on October 9.

It must begin “no later than March 31”, “for a period of two years”, and will concern at least 3,000 patients.

The order published on Sunday in the Official Journal confirms which pharmaceutical forms will be authorized and in which cases they can be used.

Medicines will come in the form of oils, capsules and dried flower spray. They will only be given to patients suffering from serious illnesses (certain forms of epilepsy, neuropathic pain, side effects of chemotherapy, palliative care or multiple sclerosis) and only “in the event of insufficient relief or pain. ‘poor tolerance’ with existing treatments.

For each form of drug, a main supplier and a secondary supplier “in the event of failure of the first” will be selected, indicates the specifications annexed to the order.

The text also details the characteristics of the products, and in particular the precise dosages authorized for the two active substances of cannabis (THC and CBD), the quality controls that will be carried out and the obligations incumbent on suppliers. These will be responsible in particular for the traceability of the products and “securing the distribution circuit”.

The National Medicines Safety Agency (ANSM) must now publish the call for applications on its website to select the providers who will provide the medicines.

This experiment, eagerly awaited by patient associations, was initially to be launched in September 2020, but the ANSM had announced this summer a postponement to January 2021 due to unforeseen events linked to the Covid-19 epidemic.

Cannabis for medical use is authorized in around 30 countries. In Europe, the Netherlands were the pioneers in 2003. They have since been followed by 22 countries (out of 27), including France now.


“Social content with baby influencers is like child labor”

The activity of very young influencers on social media will have to comply with child labor laws. This is established by a French court which, in fact, equates the use of minors for content on digital platforms to child exploitation. The money earned and the hours worked by children under the age of 16 who spend a lot of time creating and publishing content online will from now on be protected by a new French law written ad hoc and which provides, for example, that all earnings that children realize are safeguarded in a bank account to which only those directly concerned will be able to access when they are 16 years of age.

The bill “Exploitation of the image of children on online platforms” was presented for the first time in 2019 and was unanimously approved by the French Parliament on Tuesday. Under the new legislation, any company wishing to employ minors in social media will also need to obtain permission from local authorities.

Bruno Studer, the parliamentarian who drafted the text, says that with the new law, France will be a pioneer country in the nascent sector of the so-called ‘kid influencers’, children capable of generating profit on social media given their enormous popularity.

“Child labor is prohibited in France, but there were exemptions, including on the Internet,” the parliamentarian said. The new law also establishes a “right to be forgotten,” which requires social media and other Internet platforms to remove any video or content at the child’s request.

Small influencers are among the most popular on platforms like YouTube, where their channels can earn millions of dollars each month from advertising revenue. The highest-paid YouTube star of 2019, according to Forbes, was Ryan Kajo eight-year-old, who earned $ 26 million on content on the video platform.

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The third highest paid star was the Russian Anastasia Radzinskaya which at five years of age earned about $ 18 million through its various channels. In addition to advertising revenue, these children can also get profitable partnerships and sponsorship deals with toy and apparel brands.


Erdogan threw tea to the people again! Social distance ignored

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan moved to Hacı Ahmet Ziylan Training Center after attending the TEKNOFEST Award Ceremony and mass factory opening in Gaziantep.

President Erdoğan started his opening speech by warning citizens to obey the social distance rule.

Erdogan said, “Right now we have thousands of brothers and sisters from the distance. Please pay attention to this distance rule. Let’s expand the gap a little. “Let’s not make a bad thing out of it when we say, let’s do a charity in such a program that we are stuck, when there is a corona virus trouble.”


After the speech, Erdoğan got on the bus and distributed tea to the people. It was noteworthy that the people did not comply with social distance when Erdoğan threw tea.

Similar images were experienced in Giresun before. In the city where the flood disaster took place, when Erdogan distributed tea to the people over the bus, the lack of attention to social distance caused criticism.

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A survey shows the physical and psychological distress associated with anemia due to chronic kidney disease, with 41% of patients reporting that they feel socially isolated

ADDLESTONE, England, May 23 / PRNewswire / – – More than half of the patients surveyed said that their illness determines their everyday lives

– Experts demand more understanding and better support

– Astellas Pharma Europe Ltd. today published the results of a European survey of 200 nephrologists and 203 patients with chronic kidney disease anemia. The study reveals the stress on the physical and mental health of patients caused by the disease. Over half of the patients surveyed reported that their illness determines their everyday life (57%), with 41% of the patients expressing feelings of social isolation due to their condition. Experts believe that a deeper understanding of the patient burden of chronic kidney failure anemia is needed among healthcare professionals, along with a greater focus on patient quality of life in daily routine.

Anemia is a common complication of chronic kidney disease, affecting one in five people.1 It leads to symptoms such as lack of energy, fatigue, and shortness of breath2 that can affect patients both at work and at home. The results of the survey show that the symptoms influenced the everyday life of 83% of the surveyed patients, which led to absenteeism of more than eight days per month on average. For almost half of the patients surveyed (44%), their condition meant that they had to stop working for an indefinite period of time. In addition to the work, more than two-thirds of the patients surveyed (67%) reported that they needed help around the house, which further illustrates the far-reaching effects of the anemia caused by kidney failure on the quality of life of the patients. The survey infographic provides additional insight from patients and nephrologists about the diagnosis, management, and the stress of living with anemia due to kidney disease.

Astellas appointed a team of five external experts to provide their views on the survey results. The team of experts included two senior nephrology professors (United Kingdom and Spain), a specialist renal nurse (United Kingdom), the president of a European association of renal nurses and the president of a national patient group (Spain). A detailed overview of the survey results and the assessments of the expert team can be found in the comprehensive survey report. The following key observations and actions were identified by the team of experts for future condition management:

“There is a clear need for a better understanding of what aspects of a patient’s condition affect their quality of life.” Jennifer Ann Williams, Specialized Kidney Nurse, Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board, UK.

“It’s no surprise that patients experience social isolation because of their condition. They’re tired and don’t want to go out or meet friends. They just don’t want to do anything.” Kidney Diseases (ALCER), Spain.

“It is important to consider the individual characteristics of the patient when it comes to the effects of anemia on everyday life.” Professor José Portolés Pérez, nephrologist at the University Hospital Puerta de Hierro de Majadahonda, Spain.

Together, these findings from patients, nephrologists and experts show that nephrologists need a better understanding of the psychological and physical stress on patients caused by anemia in renal insufficiency and that the patient’s quality of life needs to be given greater consideration in the treatment of the disease.

“At Astellas, tomorrow’s change is the ethos that guides everything we do. We recognize that addressing unmet needs is often best achieved in collaboration with others. This survey is just one of the initiatives we are engaged in with patient groups and professional organizations work to provide value to people with chronic kidney disease, their loved ones and the healthcare professionals who treat their condition. ” Gino Ciotti, Medical Director for Medical Affairs, Nephrology, Astellas.

To learn more about chronic kidney disease anemia, visit us at:

About Beyond CKD: The Hidden Truth Behind Anemia

Between January and February 2020, research firm Research Partnership conducted a survey on behalf of Astellas Europe Limited to investigate the assessment of patients and nephrologists regarding chronic kidney disease and the anemia it causes.

The participants were recruited through online committees and were suitable if:

– a patient has been diagnosed with anemia due to renal insufficiency.
– a nephrologist who has been practicing for at least two years and who has treated at least eight patients with anemia due to renal insufficiency from the third stage. The participants took part in a 25-minute quantitative online survey.

You can find out more about the survey at

About chronic kidney disease and anemia

Renal insufficiency is characterized by a progressive loss of kidney function, which is caused by damage to the kidneys as a result of symptoms such as high blood pressure, diabetes or immune-regulated inflammatory conditions.3 One in ten people worldwide lives with chronic kidney disease.4 In Europe, one in eight people lives with it chronic kidney disease.4 According to data from the United Kingdom, every fifth patient with chronic kidney disease has anemia. In people with the most severe kidney disease (stage 5 kidney failure), this rate increases to every second patient.1 Globally, it is forecast that chronic kidney disease will be the fifth leading cause of premature death by 2040.5 It is a critical health problem worldwide, the one brings great and growing unmet medical needs with it.

Anemia is a common complication of chronic kidney failure, 6 resulting from the failure of the kidneys to produce erythropoietin, decreased oxygen uptake, and increased hepzidine and iron deficiency due to chronic inflammation. This is related to significant morbidity and mortality in both dialysis and non-dialysis patients, increasing in both incidence and severity as kidney disease progresses.7 Anemia in kidney disease increases the risk of adverse effects on the cardiovascular system, deteriorating kidney outcome and can have a negative impact on patients’ quality of life.8-10

About Astellas

Astellas Pharma Inc. is a pharmaceutical company operating in over 70 countries worldwide. We support the focus-area approach, which aims to identify opportunities for the continuous development of new drugs to treat diseases with high unmet unmet medical needs by focusing on biology and modality. We also look beyond our fundamental Rx focus to create Rx + ® solutions for the healthcare sector that combine our specialist knowledge and experience with cutting-edge technology in the various fields of activity of external partners. With these accomplishments, Astellas is at the forefront of healthcare change to turn innovative science into value for patients. For more information, please visit our website at

Astellas warnings

This press release contains statements relating to current plans, estimates, strategies, and beliefs and other statements that are not historical facts but forward-looking statements about Astellas’ future performance. These statements are based on the current assessments and beliefs of management in view of the information currently available to it. They involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties. Various factors could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements. These factors include, but are not limited to: (i) changes in the general economic situation and laws and regulations pertaining to the pharmaceutical markets, (ii) currency fluctuations, (iii) delayed launches of new products, (iv) poor marketing by Astellas of existing and new products, (v) Astellas ‘inability to continue effective research and development of products that are accepted by customers in highly competitive markets, and (vi) third party infringement of Astellas’ intellectual property rights.

Any drug information (including products currently under development) featured in this press release is not intended to be used as advertising or as medical advice.


1 Dmitrieva O, de Lusignan S, Macdougall IC, et al. Association of anaemia in primary care patients with chronic kidney disease: cross sectional study of quality improvement in chronic kidney disease (QICKD) trial data. BMC Nephrol 2013;14:24.

2 National Kidney Foundation. Anemia and Chronic Kidney Disease. Erhältlich unter: [Letzter Aufruf: Juni 2020]

3 Ojo A. Addressing the Global Burden of Chronic Kidney Disease Through Clinical and Translational Research. Trans Am Clin Climatol Assoc 2014;125:229-246.

4 International Society of Nephrology. Chronic Kidney Disease. Global Kidney Health Atlas 2017. Erhältlich unter: ( [Letzter Aufruf: Juni 2020].

5 Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME). Findings from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017. Seattle, WA: IHME, 2018. Erhältlich unter: [Letzter Aufruf:: Juni 2020].

6 McClellan W, Aronoff SL, Kline Bolton W, et al. The prevalence of anemia in patients with chronic kidney disease. Curr Med Res Opin 2004;20:1501-1510.

7 Stauffer ME und Fan T. Prevalence of Anemia in Chronic Kidney Disease in the United States. PLoS One 2014;9:e84943.

8 Mohanram A, Zhang Z, Shahinfar S, et al. Anemia and end-stage renal disease in patients with type 2 diabetes and nephropathy. Kidney Int 2004;66:1131-1138.

9 Weiner DE, Tighiouart H, Stark PC, et al. Kidney disease as a risk factor for recurrent cardiovascular disease and mortality. Am J Kidney Dis 2004;44:198-206.

10 Eriksson D, Goldsmith D, Teitsson S, et al. Cross-sectional survey in CKD patients across Europe describing the association between quality of life and anaemia. BMC Nephrol 2016;17:97.

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Coronavirus: patients with social work also demand attention in the public sector

Hospitals have been working on one hundred percent of their response capacity for two weeks and last night critical beds in the public sector were at 94 percent. In private companies, there are no excess resources either: intensive care areas are above 85 percent, and more than half of those places are for patients with coronavirus. For this reason, in the last seven days, the difficulties in finding a bed where to admit patients with severe symptoms and respiratory deficiencies became more acute and more than once, they ended up in the public sector despite having medical coverage. Referrals to the private sector are delayed because they depend on the social work and the contracts that each one of them has with the sanatoriums. If someone has symptoms and needs a swab, and cannot find an answer through their medical coverage, they look for it in public effectors.

Gabriela Quintanilla is in charge of Carrasco, an effector that from day one was referred for the care of patients with symptoms compatible with coronavirus. “It is getting more and more difficult,” says the doctor about the demand that absorbs the effector, from consultations in the ward to clinical evaluations that, if necessary, include studies such as plates and laboratories, swabs and hospitalizations.

Every day the hospital receives between 200 and 300 consultations per day. “We took a day as a sample to make a proportion, and we registered that 60 percent of the patients had social work. From the largest and with the largest quotas to the smallest ”, he pointed out.

>> Read more: To the limit: Carrasco receives 200 inquiries for Covid and Sáenz Peña is saturated

The landmark of the southern part of the city, Roque Sáenz Peña, has a setting with the same characteristics, explained its director, Matías Vidal, and pointed out that “at least half of those who come to the guard for a swab have coverage medical ”. An effector that is currently performing about 180 tests daily, with peaks of 250 some days.

The arguments

The reasons given by the directors coincide in many cases. “One element is that the hospital carries out a complete evaluation, including studies, which in social work is a long road that begins with the video call and has a more cumbersome process,” explains Quintanilla, and does not stop putting into play the cost of the swabs that is around 5,000 pesos and more.

In addition, the doctor pointed out that “in word of mouth” it circulates that the results of tests done in public effectors are processed more quickly than in private laboratories, and many “give that argument when they come to ask for it here,” he adds.

“He is also the one who needs a swab because his employer asks him to go to work, the social work does not cover it and he has no way to pay 5,000 pesos. Or the one who has an infected partner and the employer does not have him tested and needs it to isolate himself or to work, ”said Vidal.

The director of Sáenz Peña admitted “the complexity of the situation” and made it clear that “the effectors are for the neighbor and no one is denied assistance”, but he also clarified that “in this scenario where the volume of demand is so high, the one who has the ability to pay a social work and can resolve the situation in another way, it is necessary to try to solve it there and provide oxygen for those who they have an alternative ”.

The hospitalizations

Hospitalizations are not exempt from this situation, however, for Quintanilla, “the presence of ambulances with patients waiting for beds is repeated more and more, and sometimes even though they are members of social works, it is preferable to admit them than to spend five hours at the door ”.

The doctor pointed out that “there are fewer beds for isolated Covid in sanatoriums and it is true that there, each social work has different contracts and the possibility of having or not having a place depends on that.”

Something similar happens with Pami’s patients, a situation that the provincial Ministry of Health had also marked, especially in the cases of affiliates who are not treated in polyclinics.

At the Eva Perón Hospital, its director, Jorge Kilstein, pointed out the same scenario: patients who are admitted and referrals to sanatoriums that are delayed. “We respond and we leave them without attention, but we try to make the referrals materialize,” he said.

The Secretary General of the Rosario Medical Association, Dardo Dorato, considered that “the fact that there is a telephone exchange set up by the State to serve the entire population can make patients with social work approach the public provider”, but even He pointed out that “there are small social works that, faced with the demand, cannot cope and directly refer the public.”

However, he pointed out that “this changes from day to day depending on the epidemiological context, demand and needs.”


Navarro Montoya’s harsh response to those who hit him for leaving Boca

It did not go in the best way according to some and they let him know. Social networks are like that, they do not forgive. But he did not remain silent and responded with tip caps to criticism. After being introduced as a brand new coach and general director of CD Guadalajara, who plays in the Third Division of Spain, former goalkeeper Carlos Fernando Navarro Montoya answered those who questioned his decision to have left Boca, where he was the general coordinator of the Inferiores, for family reasons, in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic as he alleged.

“For those who speak nonsense and for no reason, Club Deportivo Guadalajara is in Spain, 60 km from Madrid, where I am at last happily, with my family. Thanks to those who wish me the best, always the fan of Boca will be with me, wherever I am “, reads the message of the Monkey through his account Twitter.

And he added: “It is because of the usual fools, the aggressors and disrespectful serials, who have nothing better to do, than to defame and in that act, they undress and see how miserable they are. Hug!”.

The position that he left vacant in the xeneize will be filled by Diego Chiche So Señora, who during the nine months that El Mono was at the club served as his main collaborator. The truth is that the Monkey told his truth and unburdened himself in the midst of the reproaches of those who understand he left Boca, a club where he will shine in the 90s and with which he achieved several titles, through the back door .


Surely, one day the popular archer will return to the popular xeneize entity and all this will remain a simple anecdote. But the issue raised the temperature in the Boca world at least on Twitter, in days of tranquility due to the sporting present and after the scandal of the massive cases of Covid.


the social tariff for electricity and gas up sharply on October 1

We recently revealed to you that the number of customers protected in terms of energy (electricity and gas) continued to increase. And even to explode in Wallonia. They are nearly 185,000 for electricity and well over 90,000 for gas. These protected customers benefit from what is called the social tariff, which reduces the bill by up to 42% for electricity and 46% for gas.

►A bad surprise for these customers: prices will increase sharply on October 1st.

These rates are now reviewed every three months, instead of six months before.


Santander, a pioneer in certifying social impact credits in response to the pandemic

“Our commitment is to be close to our clients, and to support families, companies and SMEs in these challenging times,” said Sergio Lew, General Manager of Santander Argentina. “We know that many families and businesses are making a great effort, and we want to accompany them on the road to recovery,” added Lew.

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The Bank also led the placement of a Green Bond to finance the construction of wind farms in Córdoba.

The reference framework to identify social credits was validated by Sustainalytics, a global leader in environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) research, analysis and ratings, which judged the criteria of Santander aligned with international standards, such as the 2020 Social Bond Principles of the International Capital Market Association (ICMA), and provided a Second Part Opinion (SPO) on the soundness and credibility of the reference framework.

Onwards, Santander will report annually through the Responsible Banking chapter of its Annual Report the progress on the amount of social loans assigned by category, the description of the social impact of the loans, the number of SMEs assisted, and the number of healthcare providers and socially supported.

It will also record the number and amount of credits granted to finance the payment of salaries, the number and amount of credits to finance capital expenditures on equipment to facilitate remote work; and the number and amount of credits to finance capital expenditures to improve the installed capacity of SMEs and health and social care providers. These metrics will be externally verified by the bank’s financial auditor to ensure that they meet the criteria of the framework for social loans.

Green Bond Issuance

On the other hand, Santander led the issuance of a Green Bond issued by Manque and Los Olivos, with the endorsement of Central Puerto, to finance the construction of wind farms in Córdoba. In total, 50.1 million dollars were issued in two classes of negotiable obligations (ON), one in pesos maturing in September 2021 and the other USD-linked in 36 months. This is the second operation of this type in the local debt market, after the AES issuance in February 2020, aimed at financing a wind farm in the province of Neuquén, where Santander also acted as placement agent.

With these initiatives, Santander reinforces its commitment to sustainability, inclusive growth and the development of SMEs.

About Santander in Argentina

Santander Argentina It is the first private bank in the Argentine financial system in terms of savings (deposits plus common funds). The entity has 430 traditional branches, 8 social integration branches, 5 digital offices, 3 Work Cafes, more than 3.7 million clients (including 2.2 million digital clients, more than 320 thousand MSMEs and 1,300 corporate companies ), more than 8,300 employees and is present in 22 provinces and in the City of Buenos Aires. Santander Argentina It also develops a broad program of responsible banking, which, focused on higher education, maintains more than 86 collaboration agreements with Argentine public and private universities.