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Content: A Bosnian Roma actor who won a Silver Bear acting award at the Berlin film festival in 2013 says he has sold his trophy because he could no longer feed his family. Nazif Mujic  Discount Notre Dame Fighting Irish Jersey  , 47, was the toast of Bosnia when he won the award for playing himself in the movie An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker. The film, which tells the true story of Mujic's fight for medical treatment for his wife after she suffered a miscarriage, also won the Jury Grand Prix at the Berlin festival. But the success did not translate into wealth for Mujic, who returned to his old job gathering scrap metal for a few euros a day  Discount Ohio State Buckeyes Jersey  , and now he has been forced to part with his Silver Bear. "First I sold an old car, then some personal items, and then it was the bear's turn," Mujic told AFP by telephone from his isolated and poverty-stricken hamlet of Svatovac in northern Bosnia. He said the decision to sell the trophy was "very difficult" but "my children had eaten almost nothing for three days." At the end of December he offered the trophy in an internet post, asking 5  Discount Oklahoma Sooners Jersey  ,000 euros ($5,260) for it. He accepted 4,000 euros from the landlord of a local bar, Senadin Cosic. Cosic said he would offer the bear to a museum. "I am not a collector and I bought the statuette mainly to help Nazif. He is a sick man who cannot work and must feed his three children," he said. Despite returning to a hero's welcome after the festival  Discount Oklahoma State Cowboys Jersey  , Mujic quickly fell back into anonymity and poverty and had an application for asylum in German rejected in 2014. He has been on insulin for diabetes for three years and says his family still gets by on his scrap collection, for which he earns six or seven marks (around $3.50) a day. With the money from the trophy Mujic has been able to pay off debts he owed for electricity and groceries. He has also bought a bus ticket for this year's Berlin film festival in February, saying he wants to tell the story of his family since winning the award. He also plans to make a new asylum application in Germany. "I hope that it will be accepted. I just want my children to live a normal life," he said. Up to 75,000 Roma live in Bosnia  Discount Oregon Ducks Jersey  , but according to the local NGO Atlantic Initiative only five percent of them have official employment. In 2016, Human Rights Watch said Roma remain "the most vulnerable group" in Bosnia, facing "widespread discrimination in employment, education, and political representation." 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"If we knew the key genes that embryos need to develop successfully  Discount South Carolina Gamecocks Jersey  , we could improve IVF treatments and understand some causes of pregnancy failure," said Dr Kathy Niakan from the Francis Crick Institute, who led the research, "It may take many years to achieve such an understanding; our study is just the first step." As well as human embryo development, OCT4 is also thought to be important in stem cell biology. Pluripotent stem cells can become any other type of cell  Discount Texas Longhorns Jersey  , and they can be derived from embryos or created from adult cells such as skin cells. Human embryonic stem cells are taken from a part of the developing embryo that has high levels of OCT4. "We have the technology to create and use pluripotent stem cells, which is undoubtedly a fantastic achievement, but we still don't understand exactly how these cells work," said Dr James Turner, co-author of the study from the Francis Crick Institute. 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"I bought the phone from a Hong Kong Apple Store one and one-half years ago. It ran normally and smoothly before the incident," Pan said, claiming that the explosion caused severe burns on his buttocks. Pan is not the only victim in China. The Shanghai Consumer Council on Friday disclosed that from October 1 to November 30  Discount Usc Trojans Jersey  , it had received eight consumer complaints about such problems. The complaints involved the iPhone 6 as well as iPhone 6s Plus, and they all took place during normal usage. A 27-year-old Beijing resident surnamed Chen started to worry that her iPhone 6 may also explode some day. "Now its battery sometimes heat.  Cheap NBA Jerseys     Cheap Jerseys China Free Shipping     Cheap NFL Jerseys Free Shipping     Cheap Jerseys China Free Shipping     Cheap NHL Jerseys     Cheap NFL Jerseys China     Cheap Authentic Jerseys     Cheap Jerseys     Cheap Custom Jerseys     Cheap MLB Jerseys