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Catalonia Just Voted for Independence From Spain. Here ’s Why That Is Unlikely to Happen

Constituents in Spain’s Catalonia region voted for independence in a disputed referendum Sunday that left more than 800 people injured after Spanish riot police used batons and rubber bullets on protesters civilians attempting to cast their ballots. Catalonia has “won the right to become an independent state,” the Associated Press quoted Catalan President Carles Puigdemont as saying after the polling. He also promised to make good on an election pledge to unilaterally declare independence for the region should its constituents vote “yes” in the referendum. Puigdemont added that he would ask the European Union to investigate human rights violations during the vote and accused Spain of writing “another shameful page in its history with Catalonia.” Some 90% of the 2.26 million Catalans who voted cast ballots in favor of independence with 15,000 votes left to count, according to Catalan regional government officials. Some among the 5.3 million people eligible to vote in the region were prevented from doing so after police seized ballot papers, AP reports. On the face of it, the results of the referendum appear to indicate a strong preference for Catalan independence from Spain. But here’s why that’s unlikely to actually happen. What is Catalonia and why is it holding a vote? Catalonia is a region in Spain that is separated from France by the Pyrenees Mountain Range to the North. It stretches along the Mediterranean Coast enco...
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ConclusionIn line with the One Health concept, covering human health, animal health and environmental health, allergen microarrays provide novel information on the allergen sensitization patterns of the companion animals around us, which may form a basis for allergen‐specific preventive and therapeutic concepts.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
Source: Allergy - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Original Article: Experimental Allergy and Immunology Source Type: research
This study investigated whether genetic counseling and test reporting for theCDKN2A/p16 mutation, which confers highly elevated melanoma risk, improved sun protection without inducing distress. Eighteen minors (Mage = 12.4,SD = 1.9) from melanoma-prone families completed measures of protective behavior and distress at baseline, 1 week (distress only), 1 month, and 1 year following test disclosure. Participants and their mothers were individually interviewed on the psychological and behavioral impact of genetic te sting 1 month and 1 year post-disclosure. Carriers (n&thin...
Source: Journal of Genetic Counseling - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Fish Diseases - Category: Zoology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
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Source: Iranian Journal of Arthropod-Borne Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: J Arthropod Borne Dis Source Type: research
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Source: Clinical and Experimental Allergy - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Invited Review Source Type: research
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Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Marriage and Divorce Psychology Relationships Self-Help Abandonment Breakups Dating Heartache Recovery Source Type: blogs
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