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Friday forecast: Warm with patchy drizzle this morning Friday forecast: Warm with patchy drizzle this morning
- November 20, 2017

Sunday - Mostly sunny, with a high near 50. Today - Partly sunny, with a high near 44. The main threats are heavy rain and gusty winds! Most of Saturday will be cloudy and dry with temperatures hovering around 60. We see a near-repeat for Friday before our next rain chance heading into Saturday . Northwest wind 13 to 17 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 33 miles per hour. (more...)
Disneyland Is Source Of Legionnaire's Disease Outbreak Disneyland Is Source Of Legionnaire's Disease Outbreak
- November 13, 2017

The other three are Orange County residents who didn't visit Disneyland but live or travelled to Anaheim, reported Orange County Health Care Agency spokeswoman Jessica Good, Friday night in response to earlier Voice of OC questions. This type of excessive lung infection is caused by inhaling the bacteria and not spread by person-to-person contact. The health agency said there is no ongoing risk to the public and no other cases have been reported, although they cautioned public health ... (more...)
Most unaware of link between alcohol, cancer Most unaware of link between alcohol, cancer
- November 09, 2017

Overall, about 3.5 percent of the 600,000 annual cancer deaths in the US are alcohol-related, the doctors said . The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has never before formally addressed the link between alcohol and cancer , but is now underscoring the importance of controlling "high-risk" alcohol consumption to reducing the risk of cancer. (more...)
Industry's favored flu shot production process hurt efficacy previous year
- November 08, 2017

One important reason flu shots don't usually work very well is because they're grown in chicken eggs, a slow and tricky process that can go wrong easily, researchers told NBC News. A unit of Australia's CSL, the company is using a massive former Novartis plant in North Carolina for its cell-based flu vaccine production. This limits the spread of the virus. (more...)
Final softwood lumber duties set in 20% range Final softwood lumber duties set in 20% range
- November 04, 2017

The U.S. argues that in their view the duty is required to offset unfair subsidies that Canadian and provincial governments allegedly provide to lumber companies. The decision affirmed a preliminary action taken by the Commerce Department in April. Also excluded are US lumber shipped to Canada for some processing and imported back into the USA, certain box-spring kits, and box-spring frame components. (more...)
This Japanese company is offering nonsmokers extra vacation days This Japanese company is offering nonsmokers extra vacation days
- November 04, 2017

Despite the policy's recent introduction, 30 of the company's 120 employees have already taken advantage. A Japanese company has figured out a unique way to turn the game - it has started offering employees a leave of six days if they stop taking cigarette breaks . (more...)
India falls to 108 on World Economic Forum's gender gap index
- November 03, 2017

WEF said that for the first time since measurements began to be taken across the four key pillars of health, education , the workplace and political representation, the global gap has widened. In India, it said, the average hiring of women has increased by 6 per cent across the 12 industries surveyed. Also at the top are Sweden, Norway, Finland and Rwanda. (more...)
"Kiddie" fire extinguisher recalled after one death and 16 injuries
- November 03, 2017

The recall involves two styles of Kidde fire extinguishers: Plastic handle fire extinguishers and push-button Pindicator fire extinguishers. Kidde says the fire extinguishers can become clogged and require extra force to discharge, or fail to activate completely. (more...)
First Iowan Death Reported This Flu Season
- November 01, 2017

Lindsey Wreden stocked her supply cart with vaccine vials, turned on her blinking "Flu Kicker" pin and set out to find the stragglers at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center who hadn't received this year's flu shot. That's right on track for a normal flu season. Officials say providing the free service is a great way to encourage everyone in the community to keep themselves protected. (more...)
See fall 2017 safety grades for 77 MI hospitals
- November 01, 2017

This puts Maryland near the bottom of Leapfrog's bi-annual state rankings analysis, in which states are ranked according to the percentage of "A" hospitals. Numerous 15 hospitals that received F grades treat a high proportion of low-income patients with complex healthcare needs. Three area hospitals - Doctors Hospital of Sarasota, Englewood Community Hospital and Sarasota Memorial Hospital - retained their A grades in the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade report for fall 2017. (more...)
Puerto Rico governor wants Whitefish contract cancelled 'immediately' Puerto Rico governor wants Whitefish contract cancelled 'immediately'
- October 30, 2017

Residents, local officials and US federal authorities all criticized the arrangement. Andrew Cuomo to have state officials assume the task of restoring Puerto Rico's power. Federal regulators say they have picked one of their own to do the job. The contract was awarded without a competitive bidding process, Reuters reported , which drew criticism from lawmakers who are now looking into the deal. (more...)
Pep Guardiola expecting big things from Phil Foden after World Cup success Pep Guardiola expecting big things from Phil Foden after World Cup success
- October 29, 2017

That's the way we planned the game and that's the way we played. "Fantastic players... Fantastic comeback". "We were two goals down, but my boys never played a long ball". We were courageous on the ball, passed, passed and passed and there was good individual plan as up top as well. England were on the ropes, and needed to steady themselves as the ruthless Spain side began to outplay them. (more...)
Flu shot clinics coming to Nanaimo starting next week
- October 27, 2017

Flu activity begins to increase throughout October and November, but activity peaks between December and March and can last as late as May. During the 2016-17 flu season, more than 100 children in the US died as a result of the flu, and thousands more were hospitalized for severe illness or complications from the virus. (more...)
Nearly Two-Thirds of Americans Favor Legal Pot Nearly Two-Thirds of Americans Favor Legal Pot
- October 26, 2017

In late November 2012, following the states of Colorado and Washington voting to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, the Gallup marijuana poll showed support of legalization at 48 percent. Already, marijuana has been legalized in eight states and Washington, DC. The margin of sampling error was plus or minus 4 percentage points. "Over the past several years, Gallup has found that Americans have become more liberal on a variety of social issues ". (more...)
Trump disputes Gold Star widow's account of phone call Trump disputes Gold Star widow's account of phone call
- October 24, 2017

La David Johnson, one of the four U.S. Army soldiers killed in an ambush attack in Niger , gathered on Saturday at Christ the Rock Church in Cooper City to say their final farewells to the young man they consider a hero. Johnson's other sister, Angie Ghent, said after the funeral service, that his reputation for being the "Wheelie King" is what she will hold on to. In return, Wilson told the New York Times that the White House "is full of white supremacists". (more...)
Mann's Recalls Vegetable Products Due to Listeria Concerns Mann's Recalls Vegetable Products Due to Listeria Concerns
- October 24, 2017

When listeria gets discovered, the recalls come in ripples as all food produced in the same facility around the same time could be infected. The seafood meal bags are just a few of the almost 100 products being recalled by Mann Packing . (more...)
SC asks govt to take call on national anthem in cinema halls SC asks govt to take call on national anthem in cinema halls
- October 24, 2017

Later, in December 2016, the court modified its order to say that handicapped persons need not stand up. The bench responded: "Not singing the national anthem in movie halls is not a sign of being anti-national". The court said that it was fundamental duty of every citizen to respect National Anthem and National Flag and it was desirable that anthem was played in public events but judiciary should not step in to make it mandatory in cinema halls. (more...)
Swaraj in B'desh stresses on combating terrorism Swaraj in B'desh stresses on combating terrorism
- October 23, 2017

Addressing the media after the JCC meeting earlier today, Swaraj said rapid socio-economic and infrastructure development of Rakhine State is the only long term solution to the Rohingya crisis. Swaraj referred to Modi's advice as she called on Bangladeshi prime minister Sheikh Hasina after joining the 4th Bangladesh-India Joint Consultative Commission meeting with her counterpart AH Mahmood Ali. (more...)
Bobby Portis suspended eight games by the Bulls following Mirotic punch Bobby Portis suspended eight games by the Bulls following Mirotic punch
- October 19, 2017

ESPN reported that Mirotic charged at Portis twice before Portis threw a punch and connected with Mirotic's face. " Bobby Portis is not a bad person", Paxson said . But in this incident, he made a mistake. Reporter Shams Charania described Portis' strike as "an alleged surprise punch"-in other words, a sucker punch". (more...)
Australia elected to the Human Rights Council
- October 18, 2017

The Democratic Republic of Congo was elected to the UN Human Rights Council on Monday despite opposition from the United States and a leading rights group. The president of the African Association for the Defense of Human Rights (ASADHO), Jean-Claude Katende, expressed outrage over the DRC's election, vowing to continue "to document cases of human rights violations in Congolese territory to prove to the African countries which supported the election of the DR Congo that they made a mistake". (more...)
Three dead as Storm Ophelia batters Ireland Three dead as Storm Ophelia batters Ireland
- October 18, 2017

In Ireland some 245,000 customers are without electricity, while 3,600 homes are without power in Northern Ireland. In Cumbria the county council said high winds had torn the roof from a house in Whitehaven and even ripped traffic lights from their poles, as well as causing widespread traffic disruption. (more...)
Pat Perez extends lead at Malaysian golf Pat Perez extends lead at Malaysian golf
- October 16, 2017

After starting the final round in a tie for 15th, Smith produced the lowest score of the day with an eight-under par 64. "I'm not going to change anything - I'm still not going to work out". In the final round at the TPC Kuala Lumpur , Perez fired three consecutive birdies from the second hole before dropping a bogey at sixth but later recovered with another birdie at the eighth, while in his second-nine the 41-year-old parred the rest to maintain his lead. (more...)
Keuchel looks to continue success against Yankees in ALCS Keuchel looks to continue success against Yankees in ALCS
- October 14, 2017

The two met during the 2015 AL wildcard game in which Keuchel and Houston won 3-0. "For that win in the wild-card game, it wasn't just special for me and the validation, it was special for everybody to go into NY and play that well ", he said. (more...)
Breast Cancer Awareness event at Hillside Breast Cancer Awareness event at Hillside
- October 10, 2017

Much of the research has been done on "gut" microbiomes, or bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract. That's because it takes multiple separate images, up to 80 per breast. It is crucial to continue efforts to bring awareness, educate, continue medical advancements and screen to continue to add to the 3.3 million breast cancer survivors that are alive today in the United States. (more...)
Kevin Pietersen Belittles England's Ashes Squad, Gets Brutally Trolled Kevin Pietersen Belittles England's Ashes Squad, Gets Brutally Trolled
- September 30, 2017

The pair could be among several England players who face European Central Bank action, with Strauss saying: "What I am doing is speaking to the players individually to get their accounts of what went on". However, the Weston Colville-raised player struggled to match that form in the matches that followed against the South Africans and the West Indies, making double figures just twice from seven innings with a top score of 44. (more...)
Jeff Sessions defends Trump's criticism of National Football League protests Jeff Sessions defends Trump's criticism of National Football League protests
- September 28, 2017

Our nation would be better off if more people, starting with the president, listened to those with different views and tried to understand their thinking - not dismiss them out of hand. Inside the auditorium, several audience members sat with black tape covering their mouths in protest as well. "We want to speak out first of all and call on presidents, trustees, legislators, and donors to make sure their colleges aren't suffocating speech", Sessions said. (more...)
Hurricane Jose may threaten Northeast next week Hurricane Jose may threaten Northeast next week
- September 25, 2017

All the while, Maria is also joined by Tropical Storm Lee , a system forming about 720 miles west of the African country of Cape Verde. The storm was centered about 485 miles (785 kilometers) southwest of Bermuda on Friday, with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph (120 kph). (more...)
Ceballos double helps Real Madrid return to winning ways Ceballos double helps Real Madrid return to winning ways
- September 24, 2017

Zinedine Zidane's side nearly made the game safe when Cristiano Ronaldo's drive cannoned back off the post, though up the other end, Alaves were also denied by the woodwork, Alfonso hitting the frame of the goal from distance. Ceballos used his strength to muscle Ely off the ball before side-footing his 20-yard effort into the bottom left-hand corner. The winless Basques had plenty of late chances at an equaliser after Manu Garcia pulled them level in the 40th minute, but Los ... (more...)
It's happening; BYU to offer caffeinated soda on campus It's happening; BYU to offer caffeinated soda on campus
- September 23, 2017

The faith's health code, known as the Word of Wisdom, specifically forbids coffee, tea, tobacco, alcohol and "any other drinks or food containing harmful substances", according to the Church's official site , but whether the more ambiguous category includes anything caffeinated has always been a source of debate. (more...)
Spanish police storm Catalan govt buildings to stop independence referendum Spanish police storm Catalan govt buildings to stop independence referendum
- September 22, 2017

Spain's Civil Guard raided Catalan government offices including the economy and social affairs departments and a data center as Madrid moved to shut down preparations for an illegal referendum planned for October 1. A referendum on Scottish independence from the rest of Britain was held in 2014, but voters rejected their call by 55 percent to 45 percent. Puigdemont also says that the central authorities moves amount to a " de facto " suspension of Catalonia's self-rule. (more...)
Flu season comes early to Iowa Flu season comes early to Iowa
- September 22, 2017

He suddenly passed away two days later from flu complications. "It's not just about preventing the flu". "What it does show us is that we have a horror flu season on our hands", Hennessy told media on Monday. Finally, it's not known how many women knew they were pregnant at the time of vaccination. Peak flu season in Georgia usually occurs in late January and early February. (more...)
Visualizing the influx of Rohingya refugees Visualizing the influx of Rohingya refugees
- September 22, 2017

The Congress said that the Centre should make public "whatever evidences" it has about any links of some of the Rohingyas with the ISIS and take action as per the Indian law against those found having any such connection. An aid truck veered off a road and crashed in Bangladesh on Thursday, killing at least nine aid workers and injuring another 10. Suu Kyi, who decided not to attend the UN General Assembly in NY later this week, said she was "aware of the fact that the world's attention is ... (more...)
Sensex slides 111 points, Nifty tad below 10100 Sensex slides 111 points, Nifty tad below 10100
- September 22, 2017

The dollar index, which measures the U.S. currency's strength against major currencies, was trading at 92.579, up 0.08 percent from its previous close of 92.51, the business daily reported. At the Interbank Foreign Exchange ( Forex ) market, the rupee opened with a gap-down at 64.50 against Wednesday's finish of 64.27 tracking overnight global developments. (more...)
Jersey shore under tropical storm watch as Hurricane Jose passes by Jersey shore under tropical storm watch as Hurricane Jose passes by
- September 21, 2017

Hurricane Jose is now joined by Hurricane Maria and Tropical Storm Lee . Unfortunately, the forecast track for Maria takes it across the same Caribbean islands hit recently by Irma and Jose . If Jose weakens considerably, or moves away from the Northeast coast, Maria could possibly take a more western track and be of more concern to the USA east coast. (more...)
London underground bombing: Second man held in terror probe
- September 20, 2017

The level of "critical", the highest of the five levels used to describe the threat, means a further terrorist attack may be imminent. Rudd said the police were trying to find out how the first man arrest was radicalised. Most of the injured in Friday's explosion aboard a District Line train suffered flash burns while some were injured in the panicked rush to leave. "Photos posted on social media show a white plastic bucket with flames coming out of the top - along with wires", NPR's Frank ... (more...)
Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi addresses Rohingya crisis Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi addresses Rohingya crisis
- September 20, 2017

At its March session, the council agreed to "dispatch urgently" a fact-finding mission to look into alleged human rights violations and abuses by the military and security forces, particularly in Rakhine state where many Rohingya live. Meanwhile, United Nations investigators on Tuesday said they needed "full and unfettered access" to Myanmar to assess the situation prevailing in the country, reported AFP . (more...)
Martin Shkreli's bail revoked after dumb Facebook threat Martin Shkreli's bail revoked after dumb Facebook threat
- September 15, 2017

Shkreli, who was free on $5 million bail while he awaited sentencing, had made two Facebook posts offering cash to anyone who could "grab a hair" from Clinton during her book tour . "We believed that the court arrived at the wrong decision". We saw it with EpiPens, where the CEO of Mylan Pharmaceuticals had to lower the price after huge public backlash, after she had to testify before Congress, and somehow explain why it costs 650 dollars per injection to save somebody's life when they go ... (more...)
Waste Management resume garbage collection after Irma Waste Management resume garbage collection after Irma
- September 14, 2017

Rodriguez hopes collections of storm debris will begin by the weekend. Do not use bags for yard waste (it makes it impossible to recycle mulch). Separately, Rodriguez is finalizing agreements with two companies that will be picking up hurricane-related debris, including trees, limbs, branches, fences, shingles, other roofing material, lumber, siding and boat docks. (more...)
Wilmington Verizon call center will participate in nationwide hurricane telethon Wilmington Verizon call center will participate in nationwide hurricane telethon
- September 13, 2017

Houston rap artist Bun B and Hollywood talent manager Scooter Braun organized the event. Livestreamed versions of the broadcast will also be available via YouTube, Facebook, Twitter , Yahoo, Huffington Post and AOL starting at 8 p.m. will feature appearances, performances and tributes from celebrities, including Jamie Foxx , Karlie Kloss , Matt Lauer , Rob Lowe , Julia Roberts , Kelly Rowland and Blake Shelton , among others. (more...)
West Nile confirmed in human in Grey county West Nile confirmed in human in Grey county
- September 09, 2017

Symptoms usually develop two to 14 days after receiving a bite from an infected mosquito . At the end of August, it was found in a horse in Bruce county. Wearing long, light-colored clothing to cover the arms and legs. Individuals must have property with standing water that can't be removed and agree to use the kit on their property only. (more...)
Kohli and Pandey steer India to T20 win over Sri Lanka Kohli and Pandey steer India to T20 win over Sri Lanka
- September 07, 2017

Jasprit Bumrah is a shoe-in of course, whilst it remains to be seen if Shardul Thakur will get another go after proving expensive in the last match at Bhuvneshwar Kumar's expense. It is possible that one ball cannot be bowled in the only T20 match. There seems to be no end to Sri Lanka's miseries. With his astounding 82 runs against the Islanders in the final match of the tour, Kohli smashed his fourth consecutive fifty against Sri Lanka in the shortest format of the game. (more...)
Study suggests neural mechanism behind contagious yawning Study suggests neural mechanism behind contagious yawning
- September 04, 2017

In other words, "the "urge" to yawn is increased by trying to stop yourself from doing so", senior study author Georgina Jackson , a professor of cognitive neuropsychology at the University of Nottingham, said in a press statement published by the varsity. (more...)
First human West Nile Virus case confirmed in Stanislaus County First human West Nile Virus case confirmed in Stanislaus County
- September 01, 2017

Roumeliotis noted, people with weak immune systems are at a greater risk for serious complications that include encephalitis (infection of the brain) and possibly death. If you're out and about - especially in wooded areas or the mountains - it's important to wear long sleeves, long trousers and bug spray to stay safe. (more...)
May, Abe pledge to increase pressure on North Korea May, Abe pledge to increase pressure on North Korea
- September 01, 2017

The UK can not negotiate bilateral trade deals until it leaves the European Union in 2019. "We see that the best way of doing that is for China to be bringing pressure to bear on North Korea", May told reporters on her way to Japan for meetings with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. (more...)
AFC Bournemouth vs Manchester City English Premier League AFC Bournemouth vs Manchester City English Premier League
- August 27, 2017

Jesus has been directly involved in 12 goals during his 11 City starts - eight goals and four assists - and the 20-year-old is making himself undroppable. It's a little bit like last season . "We have five or six days left, and I think the market is going to move because all the managers at the other clubs are [trying] to make the transfers cheaper in the last seconds". (more...)
Boise woman recovering from West Nile virus Boise woman recovering from West Nile virus
- August 24, 2017

Mosquitoes acquire the virus by feeding on infected birds. "With yet another positive result, it's clear that West Nile Virus is now widespread across Durham Region", says Ken Gorman, director of environmental health. When outside, wear shoes and socks, long trousers and a long-sleeved shirt, and apply insect repellent that includes DEET , picaridin or oil of lemon eucalyptus. (more...)
SEA Games 2017 officially opens in Kuala Lumpur SEA Games 2017 officially opens in Kuala Lumpur
- August 21, 2017

The 11 participating countries are: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Vietnam. The cauldron is lit up, marking the official start of the 12-day Games. "Thank you for your support and cooperation and on behalf of the federation, I would also like to congratulate and thank Malaysia for hosting this Games", he said before the opening ceremony which was graced by Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V at the ... (more...)
War in Yemen causing starvation, cholera — United Nations aid chief War in Yemen causing starvation, cholera — United Nations aid chief
- August 19, 2017

The United Nations has worked to avert attacks on Hodeidah port, where around 80 percent of Yemen's food imports arrive. The Houthi movement denies the allegations. O'Brien said that he was grieved that, in the past two years, despite his and his team's much effort, he has been "unable to report any significant improvement in the deplorable, avoidable and completely man-made catastrophe that is ravaging Yemen ". (more...)
South Korea joint drills may bring catastrophe to region, says Pyongyang
- August 19, 2017

A red line usually refers to a threshold that "must not be crossed" or a situation where crossing such a threshold "will not be tolerated". "Even if China does not take it, it may be necessary for us to make the offer to display our new administration's willingness to be open to the issue and resolve the spat", an official told The Korea Herald, requesting anonymity due to the sensitivity of the subject. (more...)
Investors Buy Large Volume of Mylan NV Call Options (MYL) Investors Buy Large Volume of Mylan NV Call Options (MYL)
- August 11, 2017

Company insiders own 0.69% of the company's stock. Finally, Morgan Stanley increased its position in shares of Mylan N.V.by 82.6% in the first quarter. The legal version of this piece of content can be viewed at https://weekherald.com/2017/08/10/mylan-n-v-myl-shares-sold-by-washington-trust-bank-updated-updated.html. (more...)

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