Massachusetts girl’s flu-related death devastates dad

COLORADO GIRL, 7, DIES NEARLY TWO MONTHS AFTER EXHIBITING FLU SYMPTOMS, FALLING INTO COMA But days later, her condition worsened. On Saturday, Paak decided to call an ambulance. “I tried to call to 911 [for an] emergency,” Paak told WCVB. “[I told them], ‘I don’t know how to help her.’” Puthiraksmey died later that day, he told the news station. State health officials later confirmed the death to CBS Boston as the third pediatric flu-related death in the state during the 2018-2019 flu season. ADVERTISEMENT

Pontins roof collapse ‘like bomb going off’

One of the injured people, Wendy Jones, from Hereford, was trapped under the debris in her motor scooter. The 67-year-old’s daughter Hayley Kendle described the incident as “horrific”. She said: “I heard a crash, and next thing the ceiling was falling in on the building. She was under the rubble and they had to drag her out. People were screaming and shouting and yelling for us to get out of the building.” Mrs Jones suffered a broken hip and a suspected broken collarbone, and earlier underwent surgery at Weston General Hospital. Image copyright Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Image caption Eyewitnesses spoke of tables holding the collapsed ceiling up George Clark was injured by a falling piece of concrete …

Howand whyan ailing U.S. veteran is helping these Venezuelan refugees start a new life.

Luis and Jude Vivas, with their son, Luis Jr. Editor’s note: If you want to help the Vivas family, you can contribute directly to their GoFundMe campaign here. The campaign has been verified by the GoFundMe team, with 100% of the proceeds going toward immediate food, medical and housing needs for the family. When I connect with Jude and Luis Vivas, the couple is resting inside a tiny motel room in  Cúcuta, Colombia. The width of the room barely holds a small, twin sized bed that is covered in the six backpacks they carried across the Venezuelan border with their young son, Luis Jr. “We are very tired,” Jude says, translating the words of her husband into English. “Tired of …

Haiti protesters take the day to gather food and water as they prepare for more possible conflict

Port-au-Prince, Haiti (CNN)Protesters in Haiti’s capital have taken the day to gather food, water and fuel, pressing pause on deadly demonstrations that have been calling for President Jovenel Moise’s resignation. Remnants of burning tires are scattered across the city. Rocks that once blocked roads have been pushed outside. Activist Daphne Valmond Bourgoin said the protesters’ frustration is “extremely high.” Saturday was just a “pause,” she said, until civilians can gather their basic needs. Throngs of civilians were waiting to grab jugs of water from the municipal trucks that have visited many neighborhoods, while others were getting their water from generous private residents, passing along what they have through hoses. Some grocery stores are still open — but food is too …

Just Eat to ban worst food hygiene offenders

In October, the BBC found one takeaway with a zero rating, featured on Just Eat, had mouse droppings on washing up gloves and dead mice in a pool of grease in the kitchen. Image copyright Getty Images Local authorities are responsible for inspecting restaurants and takeaways. In England, Wales and Northern Ireland outlets are given a rating ranging from zero, for “in need of urgent improvement”, to five, for “food hygiene is very good”. In Scotland there are just three ratings – Pass, Improvement Required and Exempt Premises (which are given to premises such as newsagents or chemists that are checked but are not predominantly food businesses). Just Eat will also offer help to those who need improvement in Scotland. …

Here’s Why NASA Might Send A Comedian To Mars

Getting humans to Mars will be spectacularly difficult. It will be the furthest humans have ever traveled by around 54.2 million kilometers (87.2 million miles). On the way, astronauts will constantly be bombarded by ridiculous amounts of radiation. They’re also at risk of everything from losing bone density as they travel to just plain crash-landing on the surface of Mars when they arrive. That’s before you’ve even begun to look at the human side of the mission. It would take around eight months (at least) to get to Mars, followed by eight months back. During that time, astronauts would be the furthest from Earth any humans have ever been, and communication would be delayed by up to 20 minutes as they approach the …

Cervical Cancer Could Be Eliminated In 149 Countries By 2100

With Australia on its way to becoming the first country in the world to eradicate cervical cancer, a new study suggests that by the end of the century, the disease could be wiped out in 82 percent of countries across the globe. To achieve this exciting goal, we will need to rapidly expand two very important methods used to prevent cervical cancer – the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine and HPV-based cervical screening, which detects pre-cancers that can then be treated. The researchers used computer modeling to study 181 countries, published their findings in The Lancet Oncology. Nearly all cases of cervical cancer are caused by HPV, a group of over 150 viruses that are transmitted during sex. The majority of …

Will universities go bust if fees are cut?

Are universities really in financial difficulty? What makes universities really nervous is that a reduction in fees will not be replaced by direct funding from the government. Even if funding is promised, it will make universities dependent on the goodwill of politicians, competing with other spending pressures, such as health and schools. Source: Higher Education Statistics Agency There are a finite number of students – and if some universities take an ever-rising number, others will be left starved of fee income. Sir Anthony attacks a “greedy cohort” for threatening the higher education “eco-system”. Figures from the Higher Education Statistics Agency show some universities have piled on extra students, while others have shrunk. Universities with decreasing undergraduate student numbers between 2007-08 …

Family of pregnant IS teen plead for return

The teenager was found last week in a Syrian refugee camp by a reporter from the Times and on Wednesday told how she had escaped from Baghuz – IS’s last stronghold in eastern Syria. In the second instalment of her interview with the Times on Saturday, Ms Begum asked: “What do you think will happen to my child? “Because I don’t want it to be taken away from me, or at least if it is, to be given to my family.” She added she had been taken to hospital because of contractions after arriving at the camp, which meant she could give birth “any day”. Ms Begum told the newspaper she knew returning to the UK “wouldn’t be a quiet …

Plastic Contaminants Found Inside Eggs Of Seabirds In Remote Arctic Wilderness

Welcome to the Anthropocene: an age where the footprints of the industrialized world have trampled over every corner of the natural world – even inside bird eggs from one of the world’s most isolated wildernesses. Researchers have recently detailed the discovery of phthalates, hormone-disrupting chemicals used in plastic production, within the eggs of northern fulmars in the remote stretches of the Canadian Arctic, The Times reports. Speaking at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) annual meeting in Washington DC this weekend, scientists from the Canadian Wildlife Service explained that the chemicals are believed to have leached in from plastic debris that the birds ingested while hunting for fish. The contaminants then made their way into the bloodstream of the …

Who’s running for president in 2020? Growing field of candidates join race for Democratic nod

New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker announced his bid for the presidency on Feb. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., jumped into the 2020 race on Feb. 1, vowing to unite what he considers a currently divided nation. “I believe that we can build a country where no one is forgotten, no one is left behind; where parents can put food on the table; where there are good-paying jobs with good benefits in every neighborhood; where our criminal justice system keeps us safe, instead of shuffling more children into cages and coffins; where we see the faces of our leaders on television and feel pride, not shame,” Booker said in a campaign video, subtly jabbing at President Donald …

Dont Get Under The Table: Teacher Shares Tips On Staying Alive If An Active Shooter Is Nearby

Americans of an earlier generation will probably remember the ‘duck and cover’ type of safety drills at school, a somewhat optimistic protection measure in the event of an atomic explosion. While the threat of nuclear annihilation has subsided somewhat, many residents of the ‘land of the free’ still live with a nagging undercurrent of fear, highlighted by this Twitter thread by “V” ( “I received active shooter training at work today that I feel will save my life in the unfortunate (and likely) event that someone will open fire in public so I’m gonna share my takeaways. Some stuff is obvious, the rest might not be,” she wrote. lareinavicc After being taken to task for her “and likely” comment, she …

20 Unusual Things That Famous People Did

Stars shine brightly and beautifully from afar. But once you get closer… It could get pretty unbearable. The same thing could be said to some of the most iconic creative geniuses that have ever lived on this planet. Some of them were really odd, some of them were quite adorable, but some of them were so tragically bizarre that you could simply be grateful that you’re not neighbors with people like the French composer Erik Satie, or the great Renaissance artist Michelangelo. It’s easy to say why after you get to know their peculiar character traits, that made them really unique and bizarre. #1 Stanley Kubrick And His Soft Side The notoriously rigorous perfectionist Stanley Kubrick is the man behind …

IS runaway teen ‘could be prosecuted in UK’

In her interview with the newspaper, Ms Begum, who married an IS fighter, showed little remorse for her involvement with the terror group, saying she was not fazed by seeing “beheaded heads” in bins. “I don’t regret coming here,” she told Times journalist Anthony Loyd, who found her in the camp. “I’m not the same silly little 15-year-old schoolgirl who ran away from Bethnal Green four years ago.” Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAnthony Loyd of the Times describes how he found Shamima Begum in a Syrian refugee camp “The caliphate is over. There was so much oppression and corruption that I don’t think they deserved victory,” she said. “I just want to come home to have …

Visited This Museum Recently? You May Have Been Exposed To Radiation

For nearly two decades, visitors to the Grand Canyon Museum Collection may have been unknowingly exposed to unsafe levels of radiation, according to a new report by the Arizona Republic.  A “rogue” email sent on February 4 by the park’s safety, health, and wellness manager Elston Stephenson alleges nothing was done to warn visitors or workers of previous exposure to unsafe levels of radiation after three 5-gallon buckets containing uranium ore were found (and subsequently removed) by federal officials from the collections museum. In the email, the manager alleges the cover-up was a “top management failure”, further warning of possible health consequences from the radiation exposure. “If you were in the Museum Collections Building (2C) between the year 2000 and June 18, …