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Disneyland Shuts Down Cooling Towers After Visitors Contract Legionnaires' Disease Disneyland Shuts Down Cooling Towers After Visitors Contract Legionnaires' Disease
- November 13, 2017

Twelve people between the ages of 52 to 94, who spent time in Anaheim, developed the disease, including nine people who had visited Disneyland in September before developing the illness. The county health agency alerted health care providers to keep an eye on anyone who visited Anaheim or Disneyland and contracted Legionnaires' disease before November 7. (more...)
Thrasher, FSU Ban Greek Organizations Indefinitely After Pledge's Death Thrasher, FSU Ban Greek Organizations Indefinitely After Pledge's Death
- November 08, 2017

Pi Kappa Phi's national office suspended the FSU chapter's operations following the death , said Todd Shelton, a spokesman for Pi Kappa Phi. During the interim suspension, fraternities and sororities are banned from from holding new member events, meetings, tailgates, socials, philanthropic events, retreats, intramural sports and organized participation in certain events, though members are allowed to remain as residents in their fraternity or sorority house. (more...)
Health Department: It's not too late to get the flu shot
- November 01, 2017

Most insurance companies, including Medicare, will cover a flu shot, Oeding said, and the health department participates in Vaccines for Children, which provides the vaccine to uninsured or underinsured people 18 years of age and younger. The vaccine is also important for caregivers of and people who live with someone in a high-risk population. Garvey says you can help yourself and everyone around you by not infecting them if you do get the flu. (more...)
Puerto Rico moves to cancel Whitefish power contract after uproar Puerto Rico moves to cancel Whitefish power contract after uproar
- October 30, 2017

Whitefish Energy, which had just two employees the day Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, now has about 325 people working on restringing transmission lines, clearing debris and erecting fallen poles. It had just two full-time employees when the storm hit on September 20. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Mr. Trump asked Mr. (more...)
IEA says China remains leader of renewables IEA says China remains leader of renewables
- October 05, 2017

For the first time ever, there were more grid additions from solar power than another other type of fuel, the International Energy Agency said Wednesday. "This marks a turning point and underpins our more optimistic solar PV forecast". China represents half of global solar PV demand, while Chinese companies account for around 60% of total annual solar cell manufacturing capacity globally. (more...)
USA expels 15 Cuban diplomats USA expels 15 Cuban diplomats
- October 05, 2017

On Tuesday, the Trump administration ordered the expulsion of 15 Cuban diplomats from its embassy in Washington , after having withdrawn "more than half of its staff at the embassy in Havana" last week. From his perch on the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, U.S. Sen. Last week, the US announced that it was withdrawing 60 percent of its diplomats from Havana because they might be attacked and harmed if they stayed. (more...)
Recovery progresses slowly in Puerto Rico Recovery progresses slowly in Puerto Rico
- October 03, 2017

The White House should take a page from the nation's mayors who have time and again banded together in times of crisis to send first responders and support our fellow Americans. "My Administration, Governor @RicardoRossello, and many others are working together to help the people of Puerto Rico in every way ..." Later on Saturday evening, Trump tweeted out a video featuring footage of USA troops assisting Puerto Ricans , overlaid with an audio clip of Rossello praising the Trump ... (more...)
Bills rank least valuable franchise according to Forbes Bills rank least valuable franchise according to Forbes
- September 20, 2017

Once again, the Cowboys were estimated to be the most valuable National Football League franchise, this time at $4.8 billion. The Giants, worth $3.3 billion, ranked third in the NFL . The magazine estimates the Bills' value at $1.6 billion. With Mercedes-Benz Stadium opening this season, the Atlanta Falcons had the biggest year-to-year jump from 2016 to 2017. (more...)
PM Modi arrives in New Delhi after two-nation tour PM Modi arrives in New Delhi after two-nation tour
- September 08, 2017

Rasheed said: "It is shameful and unfortunate that Aung San Suu Kyi who was seen as an icon for her constant fight to uphold democratic traditions and human rights has changed her colors so quickly and is justifying the ethnic cleansing of Muslims in Myanmar". (more...)
CeX Data Breach Affects 2 Million Gamers, Techies CeX Data Breach Affects 2 Million Gamers, Techies
- August 31, 2017

According to a statement released by Cex , the information stolen appears to relate exclusively to the online store, with in-store data not appearing to be compromised. The breach has potentially put 2 million customers at risk of their personal details being exposed. In an online statement, the retailer revealed that the personal information compromised could include first name, surname, address, email address and phone number, if the customer supplied them. (more...)
Pakistan's saviour of lepers Dr Ruth Pfau passes away Pakistan's saviour of lepers Dr Ruth Pfau passes away
- August 11, 2017

Pfau had dedicated more than 50 years of her life to fighting leprosy in Pakistan, which earned her the name "Light to the Lepers". In 1996, the World Health Organization declared that leprosy had been controlled in Pakistan, which led Pfau to the more challenging task of eliminating the disease. (more...)
UN Security Council imposes tough new sanctions on North Korea UN Security Council imposes tough new sanctions on North Korea
- August 07, 2017

The Foreign Ministry said on Sunday in a statement that the UNSC Resolution 2371 includes a ban on all exports of coal, iron, iron ore, lead, lead ore and seafood, and prohibits additional permits for North Korean workers overseas, which were excluded in the previous resolution. (more...)
Trump to Announce Foxconn Plant Opening in Wisconsin Trump to Announce Foxconn Plant Opening in Wisconsin
- July 28, 2017

The Foxconn plant would make LCD displays used in computer screens, televisions, and vehicle dashboards. Trump said the investment will create 3,000 jobs at a minimum "with the potential for up to 13,000 in very near future". Now with Foxconn's announcement, it is unclear if Trump was referring to this production facility. Wisconsin is one of the key states, including Pennsylvania and MI, which swung the election for Trump last November. (more...)
Pierce County man contracts West Nile virus Pierce County man contracts West Nile virus
- July 22, 2017

The symptoms of West Nile fever include: fever, headache, body aches, fatigue, skin rash, swollen lymph glands and eye pain. "Hot weather and standing water create the ideal conditions for mosquitoes to breed", Executive Director Mark Pfister said. (more...)
Qatari FM arrives in Kuwait amid rising pressure from Arab neighbors Qatari FM arrives in Kuwait amid rising pressure from Arab neighbors
- July 04, 2017

Qatar's leaders have agreed to let Kuwait handle negotiations between Doha and its Gulf neighbours after they severed all diplomatic ties with the tiny kingdom last month. United Kingdom foreign secretary Boris Johnson welcomed Qatar's response and that the four Arab countries had agreed to Kuwait's request for more time. (more...)
Patients Have Died Under CA Right-to-Die Law Patients Have Died Under CA Right-to-Die Law
- July 01, 2017

Under the law, an annual report by the Department of Public Health is mandated to provide details on anyone who requested and may have used aid-in-dying drugs. Andrea Witherell, Ray Perman's 25-year-old daughter, said it was very meaningful to her father to have such a law available to him. "I do not want to die. (more...)
Kiwis lay down challenge in America's Cup Kiwis lay down challenge in America's Cup
- June 26, 2017

The 35th AmericasCup Match presented by #LouisVuitton in Bermuda is now underway. "Clearly we need to now put everything back on the table", Spithill said. he's very confident with the speed of his boat and with that you can compete better", Cammas said, adding that Spithill's ability to come out fighting even when his back is against the wall will count for a lot. (more...)
IIHS: States with legal marijuana have more vehicle crashes
- June 24, 2017

The HLDA took a look at the three states that had legal, recreational weed prior to November 2016-Colorado, Washington, and Oregon-and compared them to neighboring states-specifically Nebraska, Idaho, Utah, Wyoming, Nevada, and Montana-as a control group. (more...)
Pine Ridge Restaurant Holds Relay For Life Fundraiser Pine Ridge Restaurant Holds Relay For Life Fundraiser
- June 18, 2017

More than $160,000 has been raised to date in this year's effort, according to Jessica Poff, community manager with the area American Cancer Society chapter. Walsh described Putnam's Relays for Life as "sister relays-not competitive relays". "Another one of our wonderful volunteers, Tina Aulabaugh of Brewster, previous year organized a team and took part in the Patterson Relay". (more...)
Support Relay for Life Support Relay for Life
- June 18, 2017

Leroy and Chatham Chicks Crush Cancer are young veterans of Relay for Life. Following the music will be the luminaria ceremony. In 2016, the Relay sold 109 track signs and 627 luminaries. Sobel has volunteered with the American Cancer Society for almost 20 years since the start of the Relay for Life in Wilton. Registration information is available by calling 304-406-2111, although registration also can take place Saturday morning prior to the race. (more...)

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