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SeaWorld cutting 320 jobs in restructuring SeaWorld cutting 320 jobs in restructuring
- December 07, 2016

SeaWorld announced that it would trim its workforce companywide by 320 employees. SeaWorld San Diego Park President Marilyn Hannes said those workers being laid off would remain on the payroll through February 4 of next year. Attendance at the company's aquatic parks have plummeted in recent years as animal rights activists mount opposition to the firm's practice of using whales and other sea creatures as entertainment for the masses. (more...)
Dense fog cripples capital, low visibility hits morning traffic, trains delayed
- December 07, 2016

The operations at Delhi airport were near normal except for a few delays.A senior railway official said train services were disrupted due to low visibility."81 trains are running late by several hours while thre ewere cancelled and 12 rescheduled due to dense fog", the railway official said. (more...)
Students sickened by gummy bears, hospitalized
- December 07, 2016

They have been experiencing symptoms that include fast heart rate, dizziness and dry mouth. Two of those students have since been released. All students who were treated were eventually released from the hospital. School officials were scheduled to discuss the incident at a press conference Tuesday afternoon. It was possible more students also would be taken to the hospital. (more...)
Time to reconcile: 2 cities overcome Pearl Harbor legacy
- December 07, 2016

It will take place at Fort Allen Park on Portland's Eastern Promenade. There will be brief speeches and a wreath-laying. "When they saluted my dad, he had tears running down his eyes - because he was given so much respect, so many years later", Doug said. (more...)
Court puts Obamacare case on hold until Trump takes office
- December 07, 2016

If 2o million Americans lose coverage as a result, support for repeal falls to just 20 percent. His nomination, Schumer said , is "akin to asking the fox to guard the hen house". While around a dozen minor Obamacare repeals and reforms have been signed into law, this legislation is ultimately beyond fix. At the start of next year, however, I'm very hopeful Obamacare's repeal will finally become a reality, as it now sits not only at the top of Congress' agenda, but at the top of the ... (more...)
Heavy rains in Andamans, Navy pressing into service
- December 07, 2016

Not only this, ferry services from Port Blair to Havelock Island and Neil Island have been halted until there is an improvement in the weather conditions. 'We have reached there but the civilian lives can't be risked in these rough seas, ' said Captain D.K Sharma, a naval spokesman. Indian Navy said that four Indian Navy ships have been deployed at the Havelock Island to undertake evacuation. (more...)
Death toll remains at 36 in Oakland fire
- December 07, 2016

It's unclear how it started . Last month, the warehouse's owners had received notification of city code violations for hazardous trash and debris, property records show. "The range of charges could be murder all the way to involuntary manslaughter". Oakland Fire Battalion Chief Melinda Drayton said first responders noticed late Sunday night one of the brick walls of the building was leaning in at least a few inches, so they made a decision to stop their work. (more...)
Mattis Pick for Defense Opens Debate in Congress on Ex-Generals Mattis Pick for Defense Opens Debate in Congress on Ex-Generals
- December 07, 2016

I have always appreciated his candor and honesty during his many appearances before the Armed Services Committee. "In social correctness and political correctness", Cisneros said. If confirmed by the Senate, he will be the first recently retired general to serve as Pentagon chief since General George Marshall in 1950. Her colleague, Sen. (more...)
'Tis the season for flu vaccination 'Tis the season for flu vaccination
- December 07, 2016

Additionally, Super Shot has flu vaccines available for adults 19 and older who are uninsured or underinsured. "Early indications demonstrate this year's vaccine to be a good match to the strains that are now circulating", DCPH Chief Epidemiologist Juan Rodriguez says. (more...)
Veteran can't work without his service dog - so Lowe's hired them both
- December 07, 2016

But while other companies were unable to hire Luthy and Charlotte, the hardware store stepped in and offered the two a job. Luthy can not bend his knee, and his 10-year-old golden retriever, Charlotte, is trained to help Luthy get back on his feet if he falls. (more...)
TV, Time, And Info For the Heisman Trophy Ceremony
- December 07, 2016

In a 36-10 loss to Houston the previous week, when the No. 15 Cardinals (9-3, 7-1) entered as the No. 5 team in the College Football Playoff rankings, Jackson was sacked 11 times. The 2016 Heisman Trophy ceremony will take place in New York City on Saturday night. That means the race is wide open, although Jackson and Watson probably have the best chance. (more...)
How Caesarean Births Are Affecting Evolution
- December 07, 2016

The number of babies who can't fit in the birth canal has raised from 30 in 1,000 in the 1960s to 36 in 1,000 births today. But in the past, these babies (and some of their moms) might have died during labor and the woman's genes would not have been passed on. (more...)
Deputy dies when sinkhole swallows vehicle in San Antonio
- December 07, 2016

Shortly after 7:30 p.m. Sunday night, Nishihara's vehicle was headed down Quintana Road when it crashed into a 12-foot-deep sinkhole, CNN affiliate WOAI reported . San Antonio Water System officials said the weekend's heavy rains have already caused at least four different sewage spills and line breaks. He was driving through standing water when the sinkhole submerged his vehicle. (more...)
Why Elizabeth Warren Won't Support the Cures Act
- December 07, 2016

Senate leaders have agreed to support the bill , and it's expected to pass . Sens. Dick Durbin of Illinois, Jeff Merkley of OR and Elizabeth Warren of MA criticized the measure, which is set for a House vote today, saying it doesn't guarantee new OR enough funding for the National Institutes of Health, and that it includes giveaways to the pharmaceutical and tobacco industries. (more...)
New plan to end AIDS epidemic in DC
- December 07, 2016

Some researchers predict that several African countries will soon achieve "epidemic control", meaning that fewer people are newly infected each year than die of the disease. There's also help for people who are not HIV-positive. HIV /AIDS Prevention and Youth Centre director Dr David Bukusi said the hospital was seeking new mechanisms to ensure youth embrace HIV tests, to be informed of their health status. (more...)
Retired Woodstock Couple Killed In Tennessee Wildfires
- December 07, 2016

The couple tried to flee the fast-spreading flames of a wildfire on Monday night but weren't able to reach safety, he said. They will be allowed inside the city at 10 a.m. Local officials, bowing to pressure from frustrated property owners, allowed people back into most parts of the city Friday. Gatlinburg resident Alice Hagler also died in the firestorm, her family said earlier this week. (more...)
Woodstock couple among the dead in Tennessee wildfire Woodstock couple among the dead in Tennessee wildfire
- December 07, 2016

The announced death toll on Friday rose to 13, Sevier County Mayor Larry Waters said at a morning press conference attended by Gov. Bill Haslam and U.S. She gave no details on any specific cases. 85 people have been treated at LeConte Medical Center for fire-related injuries. All of the fires were extinguished as of Thursday afternoon, though officials said a few "hot spots" remain. (more...)
Seven reasons the Gilmore Girls revival is everything we needed from 2016 Seven reasons the Gilmore Girls revival is everything we needed from 2016
- December 07, 2016

Both Alexis Bledel, who plays Rori, and Graham said that the final four words weren't included in the script . When she originally thought of the final four words , there was a very slim chance of doing a revival or a sequel of any sorts, so does she want to forge ahead and explore Rory's life as a mom-to-be/new mum sometime down the road? It's unlikely Rory would have been setting off to cover the Obama campaign, for example, if she had just found out she was pregnant. (more...)
New sugar formula could cut sugar in candy by 40 percent New sugar formula could cut sugar in candy by 40 percent
- December 06, 2016

In a statement released, the makers of the Lion, Smarties and Kit Kat, said that its scientists have developed a method to modify the sugar structure and to use less to make chocolate. While the patent process has prevented the company for describing its method in specifics, Nestle officials said their new method essentially maintains the same exterior of a sugar crystal while having less sugar on the interior. (more...)
Supporters Expect Dakota Access Pipeline to Reapply for Same Route Under Trump Supporters Expect Dakota Access Pipeline to Reapply for Same Route Under Trump
- December 06, 2016

On Sunday, the Army Corps of Engineers denied a permit for the 1,172-mile pipeline to cross under a dammed section of the Missouri River just north of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. Celebratory cheers could be heard throughout the protest camp as the good news spread. On Monday, lawyers for the pipeline filed a 41-page motion blasting the Corps' decision, calling it "capitulation to political pressure". (more...)

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