Health


French conservatives vote in first presidential primary
- November 21, 2016

Thierry Solere, president of the organization commission of the primary, said Fillon took 42.8 percent of the first 690,000 votes that have been counted -out of over 2.5 million voters. He endorsed candidate Francois Fillon, who was his previous prime minister between 2007 and 2012. The two former premiers will face each other in a run-off next Sunday. (more...)
See rare echidna puggles - first born in Sydney's Taronga Zoo since 1987 See rare echidna puggles - first born in Sydney's Taronga Zoo since 1987
- November 21, 2016

Puggles hatch from the egg after around 10 days and crawl into their mother's pouch where they stay for around two months. Then, the mothers keep the offspring in a burrow and return to feed them every three to six days. "The facility includes insulated nest boxes to ensure the puggles remain warm and safe to develop". "We have one mum, Spike, who is so attentive that she returns to feed her baby every second day", said Suzie Lemon, a keeper at Taronga Zoo. (more...)
Coast Guard Rescues 6 From NC Fishing Boat Coast Guard Rescues 6 From NC Fishing Boat
- November 21, 2016

All six people aboard were rescued. The Buzzards Bay Task Force also responded to help the six people. The boat has been taken to New Bedford Harbor, where a commercial salvage ship will help remove it from the water. "The vessel was sinking by the bow and a couple of pumps were put on board but they were unable to keep up with the flooding", said New Bedford Fire Chief, Michael Gomes. (more...)
Three up, three down following Buffalo's Week 11 win over Cincinnati
- November 21, 2016

The injury is believed to be a significant hamstring tear, per NFL Media's Ian Repoport. He ran the ball seven times for 21 yards and caught five passes for 40 yards in the 16-12 loss that dropped the Bengals to 3-6-1. "I definitely knew I had to step up in a way", Boyd said. The Seahawks for the second consecutive game piled up big yardage totals overall (439) and on the ground (152) in an impressive victory, this time 26-15 over the visiting Philadelphia Eagles. (more...)
WHO says Zika is no longer a global health emergency
- November 21, 2016

Zika is caused by a virus transmitted primarily by the Aedes mosquitoes, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Incidentally, by removing the worldwide emergency designation, World Health Organization has put Zika in the same class as diseases like dengue that are considered risky and need continued research and effort to create more effective vaccines. (more...)
Jose Mourinho revealed why Wayne Rooney did not start against Arsenal Jose Mourinho revealed why Wayne Rooney did not start against Arsenal
- November 21, 2016

Arsenal were sloppy in possession, there was no urgency and there was a marked lack of conviction against opponents who have now won just two of their past nine league games. One particular flash point in the first half saw Andre Marriner judge Nacho Monreal not to have fouled Antonio Valencia in the penalty area and the referee appears to have got that decision right, despite Mourinho's protests on the touchline. (more...)
United Nations lifts state of emergency for Zika United Nations lifts state of emergency for Zika
- November 21, 2016

Peter Salama, director of the WHO's health emergencies program . Newborn mice of the new strain created by U.S. Food and Drug Administration researchers are susceptible to Zika and develop neurological symptoms within 12 days after infection. (more...)
Some rain might be on the way before Thanksgiving
- November 21, 2016

The Harrisburg area could also see a dusting of snow on Sunday - but nothing like our neighbors to the north and west are seeing. Monday Night: Snow before 8pm, then snow showers likely, mainly between 8pm and 11pm. Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 40. Wind: SE/SW 15-25; gusty. Before it gets here on Wednesday , expect highs to climb back into the 40s and 50s. (more...)
Man charged with the murder of missing Sydney schoolgirl Quanne Diec Man charged with the murder of missing Sydney schoolgirl Quanne Diec
- November 21, 2016

Sydney girl Quanne Diec left home in 1998 to go to school. Yesterday, a 49-year-old man walked into Surry Hills Police Station in Sydney and was charged with the murder of the little girl, which would've happened almost 20 years ago. "The key to this one is that the cops never gave up". Meanwhile detectives were searching a Granville home for Quanne's remains. Superintendent Whyte said the Diec family are "obviously very distressed". (more...)
American Muslims fear their future under Donald Trump's presidency
- November 21, 2016

Twitter users on Wednesday started to discuss Trump's previous rhetoric and positions on Muslims. But Tahera Ahmad, NU's associate chaplain and director of interfaith engagement, said Trump stoked Americans' fears by linking the "failures of our country" to minority groups, such as Muslim Americans. (more...)
Dolphins spoil Jared Goff's debut with rally to beat Rams
- November 21, 2016

To top it off Ryan Tannehill led Miami to two scoring drives in the final five minutes, which is fantastic to think about when seeing how much they struggled on offense leading up to this point in the game. "I think, early on, it had to do with the weather", Goff said. When it was crunch time, the Dolphins sucked it up and came away with a win. "I think we lost the momentum", added Goff. (more...)
Detroit Lions improve to 6-4 with win over Jacksonville Jaguars Detroit Lions improve to 6-4 with win over Jacksonville Jaguars
- November 21, 2016

It didn't happen. Endings don't always get written the way you want. The Jaguars went three-and-out on their next possession, but had a chance to get the ball back with more than two minutes on the clock and two timeouts when Stafford hurried the Lions to the line of scrimmage on fourth-and-2 in an apparent effort to draw Jacksonville offsides. (more...)
No. 13 Michigan St holds off FGCU 78-77 in disputed finish No. 13 Michigan St holds off FGCU 78-77 in disputed finish
- November 21, 2016

Dooley said after the game the plan was for Simmons to attack the basket with a dribble after catching it, but since the pass was tipped slightly on the way there by Bridges, the clock had already started and Simmons was forced to shoot right there. (more...)
Bell runs for 146 yards, Steelers punish Browns 24-9 Bell runs for 146 yards, Steelers punish Browns 24-9
- November 21, 2016

The miscues were a microcosm of Cleveland's miserable season. Kessler has left three of the eight games he has started this season due to injuries. The conditions definitely favored the Steelers . When the Browns left for Baltimore in 1995, they departed as one of the most well respected and storied franchises in professional football. Le'Veon Bell rushed for 146 yards and a touchdown to spearhead the Steelers offense, which bogged down three of the four times it reached inside the ... (more...)
California cannabis tax rules clarified
- November 21, 2016

Local taxes remain, however. However, Brown said it is too early to definitively know what the effects of legalization will be of the new law. That's also good for the state's bottom line. Amendment 2 states that only licensed caregivers and doctors within the state of Florida would allow the prescription and usage of the plants. "As strapped for cash as local jurisdictions are, it's not surprising they are doing so". (more...)
Dying teen's letter asks for remains to be frozen
- November 21, 2016

Mr Justice Jackson said the relationship between the girl's parents was "very bad". The girl asked that her mother be the only person granted permission to make decisions about the disposal of her body. The girl's mother was said to have been preoccupied with the arrangements after her death, rather than being fully available to her child, he said , and the voluntary organization which helped get her body ready for preservation was disorganized. (more...)
The music world pays tribute to soul powerhouse Sharon Jones The music world pays tribute to soul powerhouse Sharon Jones
- November 21, 2016

Sharon Jones was surrounded by loved ones at a Cooperstown, NY hospital for most of the last week of her life. "You got to be courageous", she told the Associated Press in July. An article published in the Los Angeles Times on Sunday has me feeling a tiny bit emotionally vindicated, at least in regards to Jones. Without Sharon Jones the world might never have heard of Amy Winehouse. (more...)
WHO declares end of Zika emergency but still needs action
- November 21, 2016

The World Health Organization does not consider the Zika epidemic to be a global emergency. The WHO made its decision after an advisory committee concluded that Zika is just like any other unsafe mosquito-borne disease, such as malaria, yellow fever, and chikungunya , so it doesn't warrant special treatment. (more...)
New York's Cuomo unveils civil rights initiative, says election spawned 'social crisis'
- November 21, 2016

The state police's new hate-crimes unit is in response to reported racial incidents since the election, including several in NY. He says he will assemble a public-private legal defense fund to provide legal assistance to immigrants who otherwise can't afford it. (more...)
Lions beat Jaguars 26-19, winning for 5th time in 6 games Lions beat Jaguars 26-19, winning for 5th time in 6 games
- November 20, 2016

Despite holding the lead to start the 4th quarter, the Jags suffer another loss, 26-19 against the Detroit Lions , dropping their record to 2-8. Jaguars: Jacksonville stays on the road to play the Buffalo Bills. It was a very quiet first quarter with each team trading punts on the first two drives, but Jacksonville got on the board first after a Jason Meyers 27-yard field goal, giving them a 3-0 lead with just over a minute left. (more...)

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