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Fort St John RCMP arrest suspect in connection with property theft

first_imgAt the time of arrest, the suspect was in possession of a knife, contrary to existing probation orders causing additional charges to be forwarded to court.The suspect remains in custody.The Fort St. John RCMP wish to thank the public for their assistance in identifying and locating this suspect. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – After receiving multiple responses from the public, Fort St. John RCMP were able to identify a suspect wanted in connection to property theft.RCMP were investigating a Break and Enter, that occurred on March 17, at a multi-resident complex located at the 9800 block of 108 Ave.On April 25, a member of the public recognized the individual and called police, who subsequently arrested him.last_img read more

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Darfur Ban deplores attack on UNAfrican Union peacekeepers

6 November 2011Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned today’s attack on a United Nations-African Union patrol in Sudan’s Darfur region that led to the death of one peacekeeper and the wounding of two others. The attack on the joint UN-AU peacekeeping force (UNAMID) took place near Nyala, the capital of South Darfur. It comes less than one month after three peacekeepers were killed in an ambush in North Darfur. Mr. Ban, in a statement issued by his spokesperson, extended his heartfelt sympathy and condolences to the families of the three soldiers and their colleagues in Darfur. “He expects the Government of Sudan will swiftly bring those responsible for this reprehensible act to justice,” said the statement. Over 30 UNAMID personnel have died as a result of hostile actions since the mission took over from an earlier AU peace force at the start of 2008, and many humanitarian workers have also been targeted in attacks by bandits or armed groups.Darfur has been wracked with conflict since 2003, pitting Government forces and allied militiamen against rebel groups. Millions of civilians have been either internally displaced or forced to seek refuge in neighbouring countries. read more

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Over 300 power pirates nabbed

Over 300 power pirates were nabbed last month, the Ministry of Power and Energy said.The Ministry said that the suspects caught illegally tapping electricity were imposed fines. In total the Ministry raked in Rs. 1.74 Million in fines last month from power pirates.

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EHF announces TV deal in Denmark

The marketing arm of the European Handball Federation, EHF Marketing GmbH, has announced a three-year deal to show the VELUX EHF Champions League and EHF Champions League in the Danish market.The agreement, with long-standing partner Danish Radio (DR), will see the TV station show all the matches of the participating Danish teams both home and away in the VELUX EHF Champions League as well as all the matches of one of the Danish participants in the EHF Women’s Champions League. All the matches will be shown on their DR 1 channel.Also included in the deal is a sub-licence to TV2 Sport, which will show the matches of the remaining participating teams in the EHF Women’s Champions League in Denmark, the VELUX EHF Champions League magazine show and other matches from the competition involving teams from outside of Denmark.Commenting on the agreement, Peter Vargo, Managing Director of EHF Marketing GmbH, said: “I am delighted that we are to continue our extremely positive 10-year working relationship with Danish Radio. This agreement guarantees TV viewers in this important market top quality coverage of Europe’s premier club competitions.”Tine Bendix, Head of Sports, Danish Radio said: “We are very happy with this deal and the fact that DR can continue to show EHF Champions League handball as we have done for the last 10 years.“The EHF Champions League is sport and entertainment at a very high level and with this new contract we can continue the development of our EHF Champions League coverage for the benefit of our TV viewers, radio listeners and for the web users who can look forward to a new DR EHF Champions League website.”Lene Ugilt Hansen, Head of Sport, TV2 Sport commented: “TV 2 SPORT already has a strong portfolio of Danish and international handball rights which includes both national leagues as well as World Cup and the European and World Championships.“By securing the broadcasting rights to the EHF Champions League until 2014 we will be able to offer our viewers the best of European club handball for another three years. I’m particularly pleased that we have secured a number of Danish home games in the upcoming season.”Danish men’s teams AG Kobenhavn and Bjerringbro-Silkeborg will be in action in the VELUX EHF Champions League from the beginning of October as the seek to qualify for the VELUX EHF FINAL4. This final round of the competition will take place in Cologne, Germany on 26 and 27 May 2011.The EHF Women’s Champions League will begin in September for Denmark’s top teams with Randers HK and Viborg HK competing in the qualification round. Group Matches, including Danish champions FC Midtjylland, will throw off at the beginning of October 2011.Text: EHF Danish handballHandball on TV ← Previous Story Reber is a new right back of Bern Muri Next Story → Ibolya Mehlmann to Krim Mercator read more

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Beds and furniture removed from Apollo House as legal proceedings officially end

first_img Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article By Aodhan O Faolain Share32 Tweet Email Image: SAM BOAL/RollingNews.ie 9,974 Views http://jrnl.ie/3221452 32 Comments Beds and furniture removed from Apollo House as legal proceedings officially end The receivers intend to sell the building, which forms part of a block due for re-development. Image: SAM BOAL/RollingNews.ie Friday 3 Feb 2017, 3:17 PM HIGH COURT PROCEEDINGS brought over the occupation of Apollo House in Dublin City Centre have been formally ended.Justice Paul Gilligan was informed by Stephen Dowling Bl for receivers over the property today that all the remaining items of property, including furniture and beds brought into the building, have been removed.During the occupation, a large number of items of property had been donated by members of the public to the Home Sweet Home coalition, the group that organised the takeover.All persons who had occupied the building left Apollo House by 12 January.However, the legal action, where the receivers sought orders ending what they said was an illegal trespass, was adjourned on several occasions so that all the items brought into the building could be removed. Supporters leaving Apollo House on the day they were ordered to vacate the premises. Source: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ieThe judge welcomed the news and struck out the proceedings with no order.Solicitor Gary Daly who represented the defendants in the case musician Glen Hansard, trade unionist Brendan Ogle and activists Aisling Hedderman and Carrie Hennessy, who are all members of the Irish Housing Network group, thanked the judge.The occupation began in December when the building, located on Tara Street and Townsend Street in Dublin, was offered as accommodation to the homeless by the Home Sweet Home group.Receivers appointed over the building then secured a High Court injunction requiring the occupiers to leave the building.  Justice Gilligan placed a stay on his order allowing the occupants to remain on until noon on Wednesday 11 January.An application for an extension of the deadline was refused and all the residents left the following day.The injunction was sought by Tom O’Brien and Simon Coyle of Mazars, who were appointed joint receivers over the building by a Nama related company Nalm Ltd in 2014, to vacate the property and restraining the illegal trespass at Apollo House.The joint receivers were appointed over the property by Nalm Ltd. It acquired loans advanced by Anglo Irish Bank to the building’s owners Cuprum Properties Ltd who had defaulted on borrowing of approximately €357,000,000.The receivers intend to sell the building, which forms part of a block due for re-development.Read: Man who hoped his dog would get better without treatment convicted of animal cruelty >Read: ‘A total lack of respect’: Firefighters in Galway protest after claims of unpaid expenses > Short URL Feb 3rd 2017, 3:17 PM last_img read more

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Greek Tourism Professor wins another international award

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Yet another prestigious international award has been bestowed upon tourism professor Marianna Sigala, who arrived in Australia about two years ago and was recently appointed director of the Centre for Tourism and Leisure Management at the School of Management at the University of South Australia. Dr Sigala received the Best IFITTalk of the Year Award during a gala ceremony held at the Palazzo Brancaccio in Rome last month.IFITT is one of the leading e Tourism knowledge-hubs for tourism and technology experts in industry and academia, and its events have proved to be a great success in informing participants about current trends and enabling them to network and discuss future challenges. “I feel very honoured to have received this award,” says Dr Sigala, “but above all I consider myself incredibly privileged for the opportunity to participate and put together the biggest panel of industry and academic experts representing all tourism sectors in order to discuss the emerging issues of the sharing economy phenomenon.”Organised by the International Federation for Information Technology and Travel & Tourism (IFITT), the 24th ENTER2017 eTourism Conference was held in Rome from 23-27 January in collaboration with the Roma Tre University. The conference attracted more than 300 delegates from 39 countries, both with industry and academic backgrounds who excel in the education and tourism industry and those who were invited to share their knowledge, experiences and academic research findings on issues relating to world tourism, the academy and education, as well as the importance of technologies in creating online relationships worldwide. The federation extensively discusses and concentrates on the economic, consumer and organisational impacts of eTourism through events such as the ENTER conference, workshops and IFITT-supported publications.This year’s conference was organised in three tracks: research, destinations and industry. It featured world-class keynote speakers from internationally-renowned universities, major companies such as Club Med, Carlson Wagonlit Travel, Expedia, Booking.com and Amadeus, along with representatives of innovative tourism destinations. IFITT members include researchers and practitioners of eTourism who treasure the power of networking and global knowledge and exchange information for improving their competitiveness and innovation. The conference provided a worldwide forum where the attendees from academic, industry, government, and other organisations were given the opportunity to actively exchange, share, and challenge state-of-the-art research and industrial case studies on the application of information and communication technologies in travel and tourism. The main criteria and contributing factors for Dr Sigala’s award included the number of participants at the IFITTalk event, the content of the lecture and its contribution to the tourism industry, as well as the quality, quantity of online visibility and promotion of the event through press releases, online posts and online discussions. “We explored the ‘sharing economy’ phenomenon, which is rapidly diffusing in all aspects of life and industries, including tourism,” explains Dr Sigala. “Unfortunately, the traditional tourist enterprises do not have the necessary knowledge and experience to follow the new data formed in the modern global tourism industry, and therefore our own role is a modern policy which will give a specific rate, but also the possibility of fair play for all practitioners,” explains the professor, who feels that through her IFITT talk at UniSA she managed to engage with the local community and demonstrate the value and services it can provide to the local tourism industry. “The tourism economy is challenging and creates disruptions in industry structures, business models and consumer behaviour. Traditional tourism operators do not know how to respond, while policy makers need to decide how to regulate the industry and make it a fair playing field for everyone.”last_img read more

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See Eurostar Sights With VR Odyssey Experience

first_imgStay on target As a two-time Eurostar rider, I can say with some level of authority that the high-speed railway is, indeed, a great way to travel: comfy seats, available Wi-Fi, express trips to Paris and Brussels.But there is one thing the service is missing: windows.“Travellers are always asking if they can see the fish when traveling through the Channel Tunnel,” Eurostar Commercial Director Nick Mercer said in a statement.Well, now you can.The enterprise on Wednesday announced “Eurostar Odyssey,” a virtual experience designed to take passengers on an immersive adventure through the surrounding sea.“Throughout the summer we’ll be giving younger travellers free headsets so they can enjoy an exciting adventure under the Channel,” according to Mercer, who did not reveal an age limit for use (which, therefore, means I will most definitely put in a request).Simply log into the onboard entertainment system on your personal Apple or Android device, then sit back and relax as the “Odyssey” experience turns your train ride into a deep-sea dive.As the virtual roof transforms into a glass ceiling, you’ll meet explorers Rose and Benoit, who guide users on a journey filled with pirate legends and mermaid encounters. A gaming element, meanwhile, adds a bit of competition.Meet Esther the octopus (via Eurostar)From Oceanarium to the mysterious HMS Victory to the Abyss, keep your eyes peeled for different species—including Esther the octopus, who guards the sunken ship’s treasure.“Eurostar Odyssey” is available on new e320 and refurbished e300 trains running between London and Paris, Lille, Brussels, Lyon, and the south of France.The Channel Tunnel (or Chunnel, as I prefer to call it) is a 31.35-mile rail tunnel below the English Channel that links the United Kingdom with the rest of Europe. At its lowest point, the passage sits 250 feet below the sea bed, and 380 feet below sea level.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. British Airways Tests VR Entertainment on Select First-Class FlightsGeek Pick: HP Reverb Is Clear-Eyed Virtual Reality last_img read more

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Astronomers spot Farout the most distant object in our solar system

first_img Space A 23rd-century tourist guide to the galaxy Scientists have spotted the most distant object ever discovered in our solar system. Or to put it in Big Lebowski terms: “It’s far out, man; far f%^#ing out.”In fact, the team of astronomers that first observed the object have nicknamed it “Farout,” although it also carries the temporary and tedious official designation “2018 VG18.” NASA will explore a hostile space rock for New Year’s Farout’s obvious moniker comes from the fact that it’s over three and a half times more distant from us than Pluto. It’s also more than 3.5 billion miles beyond the second-most-distant solar system object we know about, which is named Eris. “All that we currently know about 2018 VG18 is its extreme distance from the sun, its approximate diameter, and its color,” explained co-discoverer David Tholen from the University of Hawaii in a release.  “Because 2018 VG18 is so distant, it orbits very slowly, likely taking more than 1,000 years to take one trip around the Sun.”Solar System distances to scale showing the newly discovered 2018 VG18, nicknamed “Farout,” compared to other known Solar System objects.  Roberto Molar Candanosa / Scott S. Sheppard / Carnegie Institution for Science. While it is tough to confirm details at such a distance, the astronomers say its brightness suggests it’s a spherical dwarf planet about 500 km (311 miles) wide, or roughly half the size of Ceres. Like many other icy objects in the far reaches of the solar system, it also looks to have a pinkish tint. The discovery comes as part of the same team’s continuing effort to scour the edge of the solar system for an object that would be even more far out, in the sense of the term that made The Dude use it so often: a hidden Planet 9 or Planet X lurking in the cosmic darkness. 17 Photos Sci-Tech In October, the researchers announced the find of another distant object nicknamed The Goblin, which seemed to have an odd orbit that could be influenced by an unseen super-Earth-sized planet hanging out on the fringes of interstellar space. The team says it’s still too early to know if Farout could also be influenced by the gravitational pull of a sneaky super-earth. If it is, then its nickname will become doubly appropriate. Until then, it simply abides. Originally published December 17, 2018. Updated January 15, 2018 at 4:35 p.m. PT to correct the distance between Eris and Farout. NASA turns 60: The space agency has taken humanity farther than anyone else, and it has plans to go further.Taking It to Extremes: Mix insane situations — erupting volcanoes, nuclear meltdowns, 30-foot waves — with everyday tech. Here’s what happens.center_img Share your voice 3 Now playing: Watch this: Tags 5:16 Commentslast_img read more

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Global airlines slash profit forecast 21 on protectionism fears

first_imgAirline profits help detect trends for consumer confidence and global trade.ReutersGlobal airlines slashed a key industry profit forecast by 21 per cent on Sunday amid concerns over an expanding trade war and higher oil prices.The International Air Transport Association (IATA), which represents about 290 carriers or more than 80 per cent of global air traffic, said the industry is expected to post a $28 billion profit in 2019, down from a December forecast of $35.5 billion.”Airlines will still turn a profit this year, but there is no easy money to be made,” IATA Director General Alexandre de Juniac said at the group’s annual meeting in Seoul. “Creeping protectionist or isolationist political agendas are on the rise,” he added.Airline profits help detect trends for consumer confidence and global trade, economists say.Global stock markets fell on Friday after US President Donald Trump on Friday threatened tariffs on Mexican goods, adding to fears that escalating trade wars will push the US and other major economies into recession.Airlines had reported $30 billion in annual profits in 2018, but conditions in the air cargo market – an extra source of revenue for carriers – have weakened substantially.”You see that international trade is now at a zero growth rate, so there is an immediate impact on our cargo business,” de Juniac told Reuters TV.IATA voiced concerns that trade tensions that have forced several carriers to ground air freighters could spill into the passenger market.Passenger capacity growth, which reached 6.9 per cent in 2019, is forecast to slow to 4.7 per cent this year, with average fares flat following a 2.1 per cent decline in 2018.last_img read more

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Brexit cloud hangs over Irish racing ahead of Festival

first_imgHorse Racing – Cheltenham Festival on 16 March 2018. Reuters File PhotoIrish racegoers will flock to England for the Cheltenham Festival this week with the threat of a no-deal Brexit looming over their industry.Cheltenham has been a lucrative advertisement for Ireland’s racing prowess, with Irish-trained horses often beating their English rivals in what is the most prestigious meeting in the jumps racing calendar starting on Tuesday.The Festival also showcases many of the small breeders who are most at risk from a disorderly Brexit on the scheduled departure date of March 29, Ireland’s former Europe minister Lucinda Creighton told AFP.”The Irish-trained horses running at Cheltenham will have largely been produced by small breeders and owned by syndicates who will not be flying in by helicopter.”For those small producers with tiny margins, delays and costs loaded on by transport and logistics poses problems post Brexit and risks potentially eliminating that part of the industry,” she said.Creighton, who is on the board of Horse Sport Ireland, said Brexit also threatens a wider racing ecosystem that employs 28,000 people and is worth some 1.5 billion euros ($1.7 billion) to the Irish economy.”It is the farriers, the farmers that supply the hay and the people who provide the shavings and the grooms, the riders, people who supply the tack, the horse transportation,” said Creighton.”It is a huge business,” she said, calling the industry “part of rural life in Ireland”.”It is a real priority and the consequences of Brexit damaging the racing industry are very real.”Like falling off a cliff edgeAs well as causing confusion for British and EU expatriates, a no-deal Brexit later this month could halt free movement of horses between the three powerhouses of European racing — Ireland, England and France — currently governed by a special tripartite agreement.Henry Beeby, group chief executive of Ireland’s premier bloodstock auction house Goffs and Goffs UK, said a no-deal Brexit would be “like falling off a cliff edge.”Beeby, whose company had turnover of nearly 200 million euros in 2017, said there is a proposed replacement for the tripartite agreement called the High Health Horse (3H) status.No deal would mean that is off the table.If British MPs in a vote on Tuesday approve the deal negotiated by Prime Minister Theresa May, that would allow for a transition period that would give politicians a chance to agree on the horse deal.60% of sales under threatBeeby said he was concerned about the potential impact of no-deal also for his own company.”Over 60 percent of our turnover last year at Doncaster Sales came from Irish horses,” Beeby told AFP.”We had a turnover of £50 million, so you are looking at £30 million being under threat.”I am not saying all that business would stop but breeders or vendors would be more reluctant to come over if they have long queues to get them across as it becomes incredibly time consuming.”It will have a major impact on bloodstock sales in the United Kingdom and Ireland.”Others are more phlegmatic about the future.Leading trainer Jessica Harrington, 72, said she does not “lose sleep over things which are out of my control.”The endless debate has had at least some effect on Harrington, who trained Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Sizing John.The ongoing uncertainty and political turmoil over Brexit in recent weeks have prompted her to name one of her horses “What Next?”last_img read more

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White House To Push MeritBased Immigration In New Campaign

first_imgAl OrtizAbout 150 marchers asked for the end of deportations and for Texas lawmakers not to give the final approval to SB 4, a bill advancing in the Legislature that aims to entitle police officers to ask about immigration documents.The White House is embarking on a major campaign to turn public opinion against the nation’s largely family-based immigration system ahead of an all-out push next year to move toward a more merit-based structure.The administration was laying the groundwork for such a drive even before an Islamic State-inspired extremist who was born in Bangladesh tried to blow himself up in Midtown Manhattan on Monday. It is assembling data to bolster the argument that the current legal immigration system is not only ill-conceived, but dangerous and damaging to U.S. workers.“We believe that data drives policy, and this data will help drive votes,” said White House spokesman Hogan Gidley, for what the administration considers, “common sense America-first immigration controls the president has proposed.”White House officials outlined their strategy this week exclusively to The Associated Press, and said the data demonstrates that changes are needed immediately. But their effort will play out in a difficult political climate, as even Republicans in Congress are leery of engaging in a major immigration debate ahead of the 2018 midterm elections.The issue is expected to be prominently featured in the president’s Jan. 30 State of the Union address. The White House also plans other statements by the president, appearances by Cabinet officials and a push to stress the issue in conservative media.The administration was beginning its campaign Thursday with a blog post stressing key numbers: Department of Homeland Security data that shows nearly 9.3 million of the roughly 13 million total immigrants to the U.S. from 2005 to 2016 were following family members already in the United States. And just one in 15 immigrants admitted in the last decade by green card entered the country because of their skills.Other planned releases: a report highlighting the number of immigrants in U.S. jails, assessments of the immigration court backlog and delays in processing asylum cases, and a paper on what the administration says is a nexus between immigration and terrorism.Critics have questioned the administration’s selective use of sometimes misleading data in the past.The proposed move away from family-based immigration would represent the most radical change to the U.S. immigration system in 30 years. It would end what critics and the White House refer to as “chain migration,” in which immigrants are allowed to bring a chain of family members to the country, and replace it with a points-based system that favors education and job potential — “merit” measures that have increasingly been embraced by some other countries, including Britain.Gidley said that for those looking to make the case that the U.S. is ill-served by the current system, “transparency is their best friend.”“The more people know the real numbers, the more they’ll begin to understand that this is bad for American workers and this is bad for American security. And quite frankly, when these numbers come out in totality, we believe it’s going to be virtually impossible for Congress to ignore,” he said.The public is sharply divided on the types of changes President Donald Trump is advocating.A Quinnipiac University poll in August found that 48 percent of voters opposed a proposal that Trump has backed to cut the number of future legal immigrants in half and give priority to immigrants with job skills rather than those with family ties in this country. Forty-four percent of those polled — including 68 percent of Republicans — supported the idea.The White House hopes to see Congress begin to take up the issue early in 2018 — though it has yet to begin discussions with congressional leaders over even the broad strokes of a legislative strategy, officials said.Trump has laid out general principles for what he would like to see in an immigration bill in exchange for giving legal status to more than 700,000 young people brought to the U.S. illegally as children. These include the construction of a border wall, tougher enforcement measures and moving to a more merit-based legal immigration system. In September, Trump gave Congress six months to come up with a legislative fix to allow the young immigrants known as “Dreamers” to stay in the country, creating an early-2018 crisis point he hopes will force Democrats to swallow some of his hardline demands.After Monday’s incident in New York and the truck attack there in October, DHS quickly released information on the suspects’ immigration statuses, and Trump amplified his calls for ending the two programs that brought them to the U.S.For those who have been pushing for an end to chain migration for decades, it’s a welcome push.The Federation for American Immigration Reform, or FAIR, which advocates for lower immigration levels, among other changes, recently began a national radio campaign warning of what it sees as the dangers of chain migration and the diversity visa lottery program. The group has spent close to $1 million over the last month and a half on its campaign.And NumbersUSA, another group that advocates for lower immigration levels, launched a national six-figure ad campaign Thursday “to educate on Chain Migration categories.”Guillermo Cantor, research director at the American Immigration Council, counters that the administration is ignoring the benefits of a family-focused immigration system and the values that drove the country to adopt it in the first place.Research, he said, has shown that allowing immigrants to reunite with their families is one of the best integration tools. And family members bring their own skills, as well as support networks and other benefits, such as help with child care.“This is a society that’s founded on family values,” Cantor said, arguing that, for many who have become citizens or legal residents, reuniting with siblings and other extended family members is crucial. Sharelast_img read more

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Stacey Abrams Wins Democratic Primary In Georgia Governor Race

first_img Share REUTERS/Chris Aluka Berry/File Photo/PBS NewsHourStacey Abrams, running for the Democratic primary for Georgia’s 2018 governor’s race, speaks at a Young Democrats of Cobb County meeting as she campaigns in Cobb County, Georgia, U.S. on November 16, 2017. Picture taken on November 16, 2017. REUTERS/Chris Aluka Berry – RC15404DF180In the Democratic primary in Georgia’s gubernatorial race, Stacey Abrams has won to become the state’s first female nominee for governor from either major party.If Abrams wins the general election in November, she’ll become the first black female governor in the U.S.The former state House minority leader, Abrams beat former state Rep. Stacey Evans in Tuesday’s race. Both are Atlanta-area attorneys. The race was characterized by a battle over their legislative records on education.Abrams is a celebrated romance novelist who made economic mobility and affordable health care cornerstones of her campaign. She garnered major party endorsements from Hillary Clinton, congressman John Lewis and Sen. Bernie Sanders.Abrams would succeed Republican Gov. Nathan Deal, who has held the office since 2011 and is term-limited.last_img read more

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Lincoln University Alumni Association of Baltimore to Host Crab Feast

first_imgJoin the Baltimore Metro Chapter of Lincoln University’s Alumni Association for crabs, music, dancing and fun. For more information: aalu- baltimore.org.last_img

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Preakness May Have to Leave Baltimore for Laurel to Stay in MD

first_imgBy Mark F. Gray, Staff Writer. mgray@afro.comBaltimore may have to rely on the CIAA Basketball Tournament to recoup whatever the city may lose in tourism dollars if the Preakness moves to Laurel in 2021.  Despite pleas to keep the second jewel of the Triple Crown in Charm City, Laurel Race Track appears to be the choice of The Stronach Group, who owns both venues, but wants grow the track that sits on the edge of Anne Arundel and Prince George’s counties into a “super track” in the near future.Baltimore acting Mayor Jack Young implored the state legislature last week to quash a bill that would continue funding for the Stronach Group, who has been guaranteed $87.2 million in Gov. Hogan’s 2019 budget to spend on racing facilities.  However, according to reports, the company has spent $14.3 million at Laurel and only $1.4 million at Pimlico.There have recently been discussions and fund allocations hinting that Preakness, traditionally held in Baltimore at Pimlico Race Course, will move to Laurel Race Track. (Courtesy Photo)The premiere HBCU basketball tournament traditionally brings an impact of $50 million to the city of Charlotte, who Baltimore won the bid from in February.  If the Preakness moves 26 miles south and the basketball tournament proves successful, the tourism and hospitality impact could prove to be negligible.However, Baltimore’s loss may be Laurel’s gain.  Laurel could possibly get a boost from the Stronach Group’s plans to consolidate its facilities there and they have been very public about wanting to turn Laurel Race Track into an entertainment destination whether the Preakness moves or not. The group has made it known that it would like to host the Breeders Cup at the track, but that would require state lawmakers to approve an additional $120 million for upgrades at the property.The state’s 2019 budget allocation to use on racing facilities comes from a state Racetrack Facility Renewal Account that is paid through casino slot games.According to reports, the Maryland Stadium Authority estimates repairs and new construction around Pimlico would cost $434 million.  Laurel Race Track needs $120 million to repair the barn area, modernize the clubhouse and relocate the wetlands on the property, but the Stronach Group wants the state to provide that money too.However, Laurel also has its own concerns.  Residents of the community have traditionally complained they weren’t interested in dealing with more traffic in the area where MD Rt. 198 extends from Fort Meade past Baltimore Washington Parkway to US Rt. 1.  The two lane roadways in each direction have become congested in recent years thanks to housing communities being constructed and the emphasis on retail business.“It would probably mean things get tighter in the area,” said Mr. W., a 30-year resident from Baltimore who didn’t want to be identified by the AFRO since he’s a government contractor.  “I could see it benefitting the area because there’s a lot of redevelopment going on around here. I would hate to see the Preakness leave Baltimore though.”The race track has also been under scrutiny from Maryland Jockey Club and state lawmakers, who have been evaluating conditions for employees who live there. Baltimore state Delegate Nick Mosby and Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman lead a contingent that toured the facility on April 5. However, if bringing  Breeder’s Cup races to Maryland truly is a goal, each of Maryland’s century old racing facilities needs major renovations.  Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., home of the Kentucky Derby, and Belmont Park in New York, which hosts the Belmont Stakes are entertainment venues with activities that attract more than gamblers who bet on races.“I support improvement of Laurel and turning that into an entertainment destination, regardless of whether the Preakness moves,” Pittman said.last_img read more

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Mitra hails Bengals GST performance

first_imgKolkata: State Finance minister Amit Mitra lauded Bengal’s performance in GST on Monday. “Our state’s performance in GST is one of the best in the country. Last March, Bengal was the only state which had targeted a 14 percent GST growth and finally a higher growth has been registered,” said Mitra, while addressing the session on budget discussions at the state Assembly. GST collection has also gone up by 23 percent in 2018-19 in comparison to the 2017-18 fiscal. The minister further said that there has been another 23 percent rise in the expenditure on State Development Scheme. “In 2017-18, the expenditure under State Development Scheme was Rs 57,779 crore, which went up to Rs 71,113 crore in 2018-19,” he said.last_img read more

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Keyboards to Type Home About

first_img 1 min read Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global October 20, 2010 Chinavasion Mini Bluetooth Keyboard(estimated retail price, $23)Comparable in size to the typing surface on an iPad, this small keyboard is convenient and might be a useful day-to-day accessory for texters with big hands.Works with: Android, Symbian 6.0, Windows Mobile, iPhone 4. Freedom Input Freedom Pro(estimated retail price, $87)The Freedom Pro offers plenty of room for fingers to spread out on for unimpeded typing. The keys have the same springiness as those of a desktop keyboard, and the Pro can work just as well as a plug-in accessory for a netbook or tablet.Works with: Symbian, Windows Mobile, BlackBerry and Android operating systems.  This story appears in the November 2010 issue of . Subscribe » Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Menotek Flexible Bluetooth Waterproof Mini Keyboard(estimated retail price, $87)This roll-up-style board offers a travel-friendly typing surface with some of the best finger feedback of any flexible keyboard on the market. Plus, it’s waterproof, providing a bit more protection from drink-spill mishaps.Works with: iPhone 4, iPad and smartphones using Symbian 6.0, Windows Mobile 6.0 and Android. Register Now »last_img read more

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Get an Unlocked Smartphone for 199 45 Percent Off a Dell Inspiron

first_img Register Now » Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. 2 min read Entrepreneur has affiliate partnership with TechBargains so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.Thanks to our friends at TechBargains, we’ve rounded up four can’t-miss deals. Check it out:Nextbig Robin Unlocked 32GB Smartphone w/ 100GB Cloud Storage for $199 (Orig. $399)This former Kickstarter-backed phone lets you seamlessly merge all your apps and photos with 32GB cloud storage. It will intelligently archive items in the cloud that you do not frequently use and restores them when you need.Dell Inspiron 3650 Intel Core i7 Quad-Core Desktop with 16GB RAM for $579 (Orig. $1102.99)Use code DELLDT579 to drop the price down to $579. This is a fantastic deal for a workstation desktop for a home or office. It uses Intel’s current generation Skylake processor and has a compact footprint with a sleek design. It’s the perfect balance of price and performance, particularly for small-business users as it includes the bonus of Windows 7 Pro (with a license for Windows 10). This makes it easy to maintain on your existing IT network.Sugru Moldable Glue (8-Pack) for $13.45 (Orig. 29.88)This self-setting glue can be molded and bonds to aluminum, steel, glass, wood and more. You can form it into any shape you desire making it a versatile way to fix or modify your stuff. Fix broken tines off dishwashers, fortify a mishapen Lightning cable, or add a rubbery grip to anything slippery.Anova Sous Vide Immersion Circulator w/ Wi-Fi for $149.99 (Orig. $199.99)This gadget started off on Kickstarter in 2014 and now is on its 3rd generation of the product. For food nerds, it allows you to precisely cook anything at an exact temperature without overcooking. You can make perfect steaks and many claim there is no better way to cook chicken breasts.For more great deals, check out our TechBargains Small Business page.Disclosure: This is brought to you by the Entrepreneur Partner Studio. Our goal is to feature products and services that we think you’ll find interesting and useful. If you purchase them, we may get a small share of the revenue from the sale from our commerce partners.Have a deal you want to promote? Contact us here. August 18, 2016 Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.last_img read more

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Dell Latitude 7400 2in1 vs Microsoft Surface Pro 6 Which Convertible Is

first_imgDisplay14 inches, 1080p touch screen12.3 inches, 2736 x 1824-pixel touch screen by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeKelley Blue Book5 Mid-engine Corvettes That Weren’tKelley Blue BookUndoGrepolis – Free Online GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this GameGrepolis – Free Online GameUndoCNN International for ANAWhy Tennis Pundits Are Tipping This WomanCNN International for ANAUndoForbes.comLebron’s Home Made This Forbes ListForbes.comUndoVerizon WirelessThis new phone will blow your mind.Verizon WirelessUndoTODAYPolice Identify Girl Licking Ice Cream Tub In Viral VideoTODAYUndoAdvertisement Overall (100)8080 ColorsSilver/GrayPlatinum, Black Phillip Tracy, Battery Life (hrs:mins)13:089:20 Ports2 Thunderbolt 3, HDMI, 2 USB 3.1, microSD, headphone/mic, lock slotUSB 3.0, Mini Display, Surface Connect, microSD, headphone Phillip Tracy is a senior writer at Tom’s Guide and Laptop Mag, where he reviews laptops and covers the latest industry news. After graduating with a journalism degree from the University of Texas at Austin, Phillip became a tech reporter at the Daily Dot. There, he wrote reviews for a range of gadgets and covered everything from social media trends to cybersecurity. Prior to that, he wrote for RCR Wireless News and NewBay Media. When he’s not tinkering with devices, you can find Phillip playing video games, reading, listening to indie music or watching soccer. Display (15)1214 Ports (10)75 Phillip Tracy, That we’re even comparing a Latitude against the excellent Microsoft Surface Pro 6 signals a major win for Dell. Finally, the company has a notebook worthy of challenging heavy-hitting Windows 10 2-in-1 laptops in the Latitude 7400 2-in-1.  A huge step forward for the brand, the Latitude 7400 2-in-1 has a sleek, premium design; strong performance; and ridiculously long battery life. On the other side of the ring is Microsoft’s excellent Surface Pro 6, which holds the top spot as our favorite detachable 2-in-1 for its stunning display and comfortable keyboard. MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?Apple’s entry-level MacBook Air and Pro look pretty similar, but our testing proved they differ in crucial ways.Your Recommended PlaylistVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Which Cheap Tablet Is Best? Amazon Fire 7 vs Walmart Onn02:45关闭选项Automated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/dell-latitude-7400-2-in-1-vs-microsoft-surface-pro-6?jwsource=cl已复制直播00:0003:4603:46 So, which of these 2-in-1 laptops is best: The surprisingly good Latitude 7400 2-in-1 or the tried-and-true Surface Pro 6? Find out in this epic face-off. Dell Latitude 7400 2-in-1 vs. Microsoft Surface Pro 6: Specs Compared Battery Life (20)1917 Size12.6 x 7.9 x 0.6 inches11.5 x 7.9 x 0.3 inches Starting Price (as tested)$1,599 ($2,802)$799 ($1,449) Weight3 pounds2.4 pounds (w/ keyboard) Value (10)58 Performance (20)1815 Webcam720p720p RAM8GB, 16GB8GB, 16GB CPUIntel Core i5-8265U, Core i5-8365U, Core i7-8665UIntel Core i5-8250U, Core i7-8650U Dell Latitude 7400 2-in-1Microsoft Surface Pro 6 Keyboard/Touchpad (15)1213 Key Travel1.4mm1.3mm Design (10)78 DesignThese are two very different systems, both in form and function. The Latitude 7400 2-in-1 is a bendback 2-in-1 laptop, which means its flexible lid rotates backward, transforming the machine into tent or tablet mode. On the other hand, the Surface Pro 6 is a tablet that converts into a laptop via a detachable keyboard (sold separately). There are pros and cons to each form factor. The Latitude 7400 2-in-1 has a more rigid base, which makes it more comfortable to use on your lap than the Surface. However, the Surface Pro 6 can be used as a true discrete tablet, while the Latitude 7400 2-in-1 can only hide its thick, cumbersome keyboard. The 12.3-inch Surface Pro 6 (11.5 x 7.9 x 0.3 inches, 2.4 pounds) is also considerably lighter and more compact and than the 14-inch Latitude 7400 2-in-1 (12.6 x 7.9 x 0.6 inches, 3 pounds), even with the fabric Type Cover attached.  Despite being different types of convertible PCs, there are several similarities between the Surface Pro 6 and the Latitude 7400 2-in-1. Both are made of metal — the Surface Pro 6 is magnesium while the Latitude is aluminum — and will easily slip into a backpack or purse. The Surface might be the smaller of the hybrids, but the Latitude 7400 has slimmer bezels. The other thing we need to talk about is aesthetics. These are two very pretty products, but I have to give the nod to the Surface Pro 6, if only for its black color scheme, which makes the silver/gray Latitude look somewhat generic. Not to say that the Latitude 7400 2-in-1 isn’t a looker; chrome trim around the touchpad and diamond-cut edges are welcome reminders that this is a premium machine. Winner: Surface Pro 6Buy Surface Pro 6 on MicrosoftPortsWe can cut the Surface Pro 6 some slack for having fewer ports than the Latitude 7400 2-in-1. After all, the Surface has a much smaller chassis. However, that doesn’t excuse the lack of a USB-C port, an unacceptable omission on a premium laptop. Instead, the Surface Pro 6 has a Surface Connect port that you can plug into the company’s $199 dock for video output. Other ports include a USB 3.0 input, a mini DisplayPort, a headphone/mic jack and microSD card slot.The Latitude 7400 2-in-1 has just about every port you could ask for. There are two Thunderbolt 3 connections on the left side, next to an HDMI port and a USB 3.1 (Type-A) input. On the right edge of the laptop are a second USB 3.1 port (yes, there are four USB inputs), a microSD card slot and a headphone/mic jack. You can even rig up the Latitude 7300 2-in-1 with LTE connectivity via an optional SIM card slot. Winner: Latitude 7400 2-in-1Buy Latitude 7400 2-in-1 on DellDisplaySize isn’t everything. The Surface Pro proves as much with its 12.3-inch display, which is both brighter and more vivid than the Latitude 7400 2-in-1’s 14-inch panel. Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate the extra real estate that the Latitude offers. It’s just that the Surface Pro 6’s 2736 x 1824-pixel touch screen is so magnificent that my eyes had a hard time looking away from it. When I watched a trailer for Jumanji: The Next Level, the jungle our four main actors are teleported into looked a lot lusher on the Surface Pro 6. Green vegetation was more saturated on the Surface than on the Latitude, and Kevin Hart’s red neckerchief was so much sharper and more lucid on the Microsoft tablet that I could even make out the pattern on the fabric. If there’s one thing going for the Latitude 7400 2-in-1, it’s that certain tones, like Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s skin, looked more natural on the Dell. Still, I much prefer the brighter, more dynamic picture of the Surface Pro 6’s panel. MORE: The Laptop Screens with the Best Color: GuideAccording to our colorimeter, the Latitude 7400 2-in-1 covers 113% of the sRGB color gamut. That’s a solid result, but below the premium laptop average of 130%, which the Surface Pro 6 topped with a rating of 136%. The Latitude 7400 2-in-1 tops out at 280 nits of brightness, which is much dimmer than the Surface Pro 6’s 408 nits of peak luminance and below the 346-nit average. Winner: Surface Pro 6Keyboard and TouchpadThis category is a split decision. The Surface Pro 6 has a snappier keyboard, while the Latitude 7400 2-in-1 has a larger touchpad.  Despite being on a smaller chassis, the Surface Pro 6’s keys are just as large (if not larger) than those on the Latitude 7400 2-in-1. And while they might not be as generously spaced out, only people with very large hands will find the Surface Pro 6’s keyboard cramped.Both keyboards come close to our 1.5-millimeter preference for key travel, but fall just short, at 1.4mm on the Latitude and 1.3mm on the Surface Pro 6. But these figures don’t tell the whole story; The clicky, tactile feedback and lighter actuation force (72 grams) on the Surface Pro 6’s shallower keys make them more comfortable to type on than the Latitude 7400 2-in-1’s heavier keys (81 grams).I typed at 113 words per minute with an accuracy of 94 percent on the Latitude 7400 2-in-1 and obtained nearly the same results on the Surface Pro 6 (110 wpm, 96 percent accuracy). There’s nothing wrong with the Surface Pro 6’s 4 x 2.1-inch touchpad, but the larger, 4.1 x 2.3-inch surface on the Latitude 7400 2-in-1 will appeal to those who use Windows 10 gestures. Speaking of which, I had no problems executing pinch-to-zoom or three-finger swipe gestures to switch between programs on either device. Winner: Surface Pro 6PerformanceArmed with an Intel Core i7-8665U CPU and 16GB of RAM, our Latitude 7400 2-in-1 review unit outperformed the Surface Pro 6 with a Core i5-8250U CPU and 8GB of RAM. Keep in mind, this isn’t an apples-to-apples comparison, but it gives you an idea of the level of performance these laptops offer for the money (see value and price below).The Latitude 7400 2-in-1 scored 17,087 on the Geekbench 4.3 overall performance test, racking up significantly more points than the Surface Pro 6 (13,025) and the premium laptop average (13,524). MORE: Best 2-in-1 Laptops – Laptop/Tablet Hybrids – Laptop MagThe Latitude 7400 2-in-1, with its 512GB M.2 PCIe NVMe Class 40 SSD, also trounced the Surface Pro 6 on our file transfer test, duplicating 4.97GB of multimedia files in 6 seconds for a rate of 848 megabytes per second. The 256GB SSD inside the Surface Pro completed the same test at around one-fourth the speed, at 203 MBps, which is slower than the 640.6 MBps category average.It’s no surprise, then, that the Surface Pro 6 (23:22) took several minutes longer than the Latitude 7400 2-in-1 (19:09) to convert a 4K video into 1080p resolution using the Handbrake app. Each machine is equipped with integrated UHD 620 graphics, which means neither is meant for gaming. Still, casual gamers will have no problem playing most modern titles at low graphics settings. The Latitude 7400 2-in-1 ran the racing game Dirt 3 (1080, medium graphics settings) at 60 frames per second, whereas the Surface Pro 6 maintained a smooth 81 fps. Winner: Latitude 7400 2-in-1Battery LifeBoth the Latitude 7400 2-in-1 and Surface Pro 6 last a full day on a charge, but only the Latitude will remain powered into the next day. The Surface Pro 6 endured for 9 hours and 20 minutes on our battery test, which involves continuous web surfing over Wi-Fi at 150 nits of brightness. That’s an excellent result, but several hours short of the Latitude 7400 2-in-1’s stellar 13-hour and 8-minute runtime. The average premium laptop has a runtime of 8 hours and 19 minutes. Winner: Latitude 7400 2-in-1Value and PriceThe base model Latitude 7400 2-in-1, at $1,499, costs more than twice the $799 base model Surface Pro 6. Both of those machines come with a Core i5 CPU, 8GB of RAM and a 128GB SSD. However, you could save a few dollars on our Dell Laptop Deals page. The price gap is narrowed when you throw in the Surface keyboard, which brings the price of the Pro 6 to $928. Still, Microsoft’s tablet is much less expensive than Dell’s convertible business machine. We recommend buying a laptop with at least 256GB of storage, an upgrade that brings the Surface Pro 6 up to $1,228 and the Latitude 7400 2-in-1 to $1,699.  For power users, the Surface Pro 6 with a Core i7 CPU, 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD goes for $1,699 plus $129 for the keyboard, while a similarly configured Latitude 7400 2-in-1 costs a whopping $2,802. Winner: Surface Pro 6Overall Winner: Draw Geekbench 417,08713,025 Author Bio SSD128GB, 256GB, 512GB128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB The Latitude 7400 2-in-1 and Surface Pro 6 are two evenly matched machines and choosing between them should come down to personal preferences and needs. If you like the idea of a tablet that attaches to a keyboard to become a laptop, then the Surface Pro 6 is as good as they come. However, if you prefer a traditional laptop form factor but want the option of converting it into a tablet (albeit, a clunky one), then the Latitude 7400 2-in-1 should be at the top of your list. Both laptops have slim yet sturdy chassis and offer all-day battery life and comfortable keyboards. If you’re a business user, the Latitude has more ports and faster overall performance. If display quality or portability is a primary concern, then go with Microsoft’s premium tablet. Or you could just choose the much cheaper option in the Surface Pro 6. Credit: Laptop MagBest Laptops: Top Rated Notebooks, Chromebooks, 2-in-1sLaptop Mag: Find the Perfect Laptop, Tablet or 2-in-1 for YouBest Business Laptops – Ultrabooks – Laptop Mag Dell Latitude 7400 2-in-1 Microsoft Surface Pro 6last_img read more

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KZN Ijthima to take place this weekend in town

first_imgMany local Muslims are bracing themselves for the upcoming KZN Ijthima that will be held in Ladysmith on March 19, 20 and 21 at the ML Sultan sports ground in Madras Road.Indications are that a crowd of 10,000 will descend on our town from many parts of the province.Readers will be interested to note that the very first Ijthima in our country was held right here in Ladysmith at the Agra Crescent Ground in the 60s. Thereafter, the gathering of Muslim men and boys was held in other parts of the country during the Easter weekend. As time went by, it was agreed that this spiritually-uplifting assembly be decentralised provincially.The wheel has come full circle and once again our town will play host to this mass gathering of Muslims.Large tents have been erected on the sports field, creating an air of mystery in the community. ML Sultan School will be in the spotlight this weekend, as thousands attend the event and motorists / pedestrians pass the grounds to see what’s going on.DID YOU KNOW?Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter  why not join us there? WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsitelast_img read more

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Hepatitis A outbreak in Hawaii grows to 93 cases

first_imgTags: Hawaii, Travel Alert By: Jennifer Sinco Kelleher Source: The Associated Press Thursday, July 28, 2016 Hepatitis A outbreak in Hawaii grows to 93 cases Share HONOLULU — A Hawaii outbreak of hepatitis A has grown to 93 cases, including an infected sushi restaurant worker who might have exposed diners, the state’s Department of Health said Tuesday.No source has been identified for the outbreak on the island of Oahu.But the health department warned people who ate at the sushi restaurant on the island of Hawaii on dates the employee worked this month that they could have been exposed.The restaurant was identified as Sushi Shiono at the Waikoloa Beach Resort. The department said the employee recently worked there two four-day stretches and one lasting five days – July 5-8, July 11-15 and July 18-21.The department said in a statement that the risk of diners having been infected was low but said diners not vaccinated against hepatitis A who ate at the restaurant on those dates should contact doctors as a precaution to determine whether they should get the vaccine or immune globulin, which could protect them if taken within two weeks of exposure.More news:  Carnival Cruise Line enhances HUB app for families and youthA telephone message left for the sushi restaurant’s manager seeking comment was not immediately returned.Hepatitis A is usually spread when a person ingests contaminated fecal matter, which can happen when a food handler doesn’t practice proper hand-washing. It can also spread by close personal contact. Symptoms can include fever, fatigue, appetite loss, abdominal discomfort and diarrhea.“Preventing exposure from infected food handlers is difficult because patients with hepatitis A are most contagious one-to-two weeks before symptoms start,” said Hawaii’s state epidemiologist, Dr. Sarah Park. “It is possible that other food service establishments will be affected with new additional cases.”The department has confirmed infections of a Baskin-Robbins ice cream store employee and a Taco Bell worker, both at Oahu locations, since the outbreak began in mid-June. Health officials stressed that the businesses were not sources of the outbreak.The long incubation period of the disease complicates efforts to find the outbreak’s source, Park said.When symptoms emerge, they can show up two to six weeks after exposure – making it difficult for people to remember what they ate and where after so much time has passed.More news:  Hotel charges Bollywood star $8.50 for two bananas and the Internet has thoughtsThe U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said last week officials were unaware of any other U.S. hepatitis A outbreak or cases that might be linked to Hawaii’s outbreak.The state health department said officials have heard reports of some Hawaii restaurants offering the vaccine to workers. << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

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