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Bay Ridge Episcopal Church Removes Plaques Honoring Confederate General Robert E. Lee

Bay Ridge Episcopal Church Removes Plaques Honoring Confederate General Robert E. Lee Jackson and Lee were both stationed at Fort Hamilton in the 19th century, before the Civil War; however, neither man was ever a general in the United States Army, earning that title only after joining the Confederate States Army. The church is not far from Fort Hamilton, an active Army base that has streets named after Lee and Gen. Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson, both of whom served there d... [Full Article...]

It's a pair of reunions in Santa Clara for Von Miller

It's a pair of reunions in Santa Clara for Von Miller It's a lot more red than what it was last time. "Before it was just gold and black and whole bunch of Super Bowl stuff". The Bay Area has always been good to us. I feel like he's one of my blood brothers. "I think the only way is just to let that play out and see who kind of rises to the top and that's what they're doing", he said. [Full Article...]

Family's dogs save children from copperhead

Family's dogs save children from copperhead Grandmother Melissa Butt of Brandon, Florida says her dogs saved her grandchildren. The reptile was just inches from the children when the two pit bulls sprang into action. They were quickly given antivenin, an anti-venom medication, and Paco was soon pronounced stable and on his way home. This story has a happy ending, since Paco has already recovered from his injuries, while Slayer is ... [Full Article...]

ICC to hire international security company for Pakistan

ICC to hire international security company for Pakistan The team's visit is also likely to be a test of the newly appointed renowned journalist Najam Sethi's acumen, whose appointment received a mixed response from the cricket fraternity, regardless of him organising the massively successful Pakistan Super League. [Full Article...]

Hue Jackson Prefers to Have Browns Not Protest

Hue Jackson Prefers to Have Browns Not Protest Jackson, who became the Browns' coach in 2016, added that if there's an issue a team member or the entire franchise would like to address, he wants it to happen internally. "He's growing and getting better every day". Joe Thomas' appreciation for Garrett is one thing we learned about on Wednesday. Here's what else you need to know as the Browns wrapped up their third-to-last public practice. [Full Article...]

Oilers, Draisaitl agree to eight-year deal

Oilers, Draisaitl agree to eight-year deal The 21-year-old Draisaitl now holds the second biggest contract with the Oilers, who in July locked up superstar Connor McDavid with an eight-year extension worth $100 million. Because the rumored numbers were somewhat staggering, the Oilers were considering a shorter-term bridge deal. Edmonton's 103 points were the most the franchise had since 1986-87. [Full Article...]

Ghana Commercial Bank Takes Over Capital-Strapped Lenders

Ghana Commercial Bank Takes Over Capital-Strapped Lenders The suspected insolvency in some commercial banks that has been brewing for some time now seems to have finally hit reality with the announced take-over of two commercial banks by the GCB Bank Ltd. Loan customers are expected to comply with all the terms of their legally enforceable loan agreements and continue to make payments at all GCB Bank branches. [Full Article...]

SeaWorld veterinarians euthanize sick orca

SeaWorld veterinarians euthanize sick orca Veterinarians made the hard decision to euthanize Kasatka after her health started to decline in recent days despite treatment, which included a custom-built inhaler that allowed the medicine to go directly to her lungs. SeaWorld has 21 orcas left in the US. Following the trainer's death, criticism of the company intensified with the 2013 release of 'Blackfish , ' a documentary critical of SeaW... [Full Article...]

Expensive tastes: pricing proven to affect how we evaluate a wine's quality

Expensive tastes: pricing proven to affect how we evaluate a wine's quality The same wine tasted better to participants when it was labelled with a higher price , in a study conducted by scientists at the INSEAD Business School and the University of Bonn. That would be nice. The ventral striatum forms part of the brain's reward and motivation system and apparently increases the taste experience in this way. [Full Article...]

Opioids fuel hike in teen overdose deaths

Opioids fuel hike in teen overdose deaths The report analyzed the types of drugs involved in teen overdose deaths, finding that opioids had the highest death rate, followed by benzodiazepines (which are also known as "tranquilizers" and include drugs such as Valium and Xanax). In just one year, from 2014 to 2015, drug overdose deaths among teens ages 15 to 19 climbed 19 percent , jumping from 3.1 deaths per 100,000 teens to 3.7, ac... [Full Article...]

Will Down Syndrome Become a Rare Disease?

Will Down Syndrome Become a Rare Disease? When I was governor here I met with the president of Iceland , and we talked about our handsome regions of the world and hard working people with such great hearts and I think Iceland won't be so attractive if they continue down this path of being so intolerant to the degree of trying to snuff out the life of most those who maybe do not look like the subjective view of someone that would equa... [Full Article...]

Increasing sleep improves insulin levels in children

Increasing sleep improves insulin levels in children While the children who had longer sleeping patterns were healthier, the scientists found no link between sleep time and HbA1c or cardiovascular risk. Those aged three through five should get an adequate sleep of around 10 to 13 hours. One of the limitations of the study was that sleep was only measured during the school week. [Full Article...]

Johnny Depp Visits BC Children's Hospital Dressed As Capt. Jack Sparrow

Johnny Depp Visits BC Children's Hospital Dressed As Capt. Jack Sparrow That's because Johnny Depp - the captain himself - paid them a surprise visit on Monday, dressed dread to toe as his character from "The Pirates of the Caribbean " movie franchise. Patients and families seemed to enjoy the famous pirate's company, some even calling it a "dream come true". See more on Depp's epic Disneyland cameo below. [Full Article...]

Kerala love Jihad case: SC orders NIA to investigate the matter

Kerala love Jihad case: SC orders NIA to investigate the matter The case pertains to the annulment of the marriage of a Hindu woman to a Muslim man, post her conversion, by the Kerala High Court as it amounted to "Love Jihad". "If we speak to her at this stage and she says that she was forcibly converted and married off, the case will be over". Senior counsel Indira Jaising told the bench that it was an inter-religious matter and the court must be carefu... [Full Article...]

Being 'fat but fit' still carries health risks

Being 'fat but fit' still carries health risks But the new study authors said their findings added to growing evidence that the idea of being "fat but fit" was a myth, and that people should aim to maintain a body weight within a healthy range. They found that being overweight or obese was associated with a more than 25 percent higher risk of developing coronary heart disease, even in people who did not have any other markers that reflecte... [Full Article...]

Uber wants operation to resume in Philippines

Uber wants operation to resume in Philippines The Philippines on Monday suspended the accreditation and operation of Uber for one month, in a decision that followed a government crackdown on unregistered drivers offering app-based ride-hailing services. Grace Poe, about 200,000 daily commuters would be affected by the temporary suspension of Uber . Uber's brief suspension in the Philippines on Tuesday prompted messages of frustration f... [Full Article...]

Manchester United Wes Brown joins Kerala Blasters: ISL 2017-18

Manchester United Wes Brown joins Kerala Blasters: ISL 2017-18 While Brown's move to India has been confirmed, Bulgarian legend Berbatov's has not, though it is expected he will be reunited with his ex-Manchester team and coach. Both, Brown and Berbatov have been premier league champions with Manchester United during Alex Ferguson's time at the club. Prior to joining Kerala Blasters , Brown last played for Blackburn Rovers in the English Championship. [Full Article...]

DJI Amps Up Security, Releases Local Data Mode

DJI Amps Up Security, Releases Local Data Mode Recently, the United States army decided it would stop using the Chinese firm's drones . Whether the Army memo pushed for this local data mode or if the company was already working on it doesn't matter as long as the tech companies are ready to listen to their customers' concerns and deliver on their needs. [Full Article...]

Japanese fungus spreading in United Kingdom hospitals

Japanese fungus spreading in United Kingdom hospitals The multidrug-resistant fungus can cause severe invasive infections in immunocompromised patients and has been associated with high mortality. Public health chiefs said that a screening programme could be considered for patients at particular risk, including children and those in intensive care. [Full Article...]

US Soldiers Killed, 5 Injured in Iraq

US Soldiers Killed, 5 Injured in Iraq The Pentagon identified the two US soldiers killed Sunday in northern Iraq as Sgt. Roshain Euvince Brooks and Sgt. Allen Levi Stigler Jr, in a late Monday press release. When asked about the change, the CENTCOM official simply said that "t$3 his incident does not indicate a change in the Coalition's operations in Iraq and Syria". [Full Article...]


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