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Supreme Court Cheers on Copyright Separability Supreme Court Cheers on Copyright Separability
- March 24, 2017

Star Athletica , which was founded by a former Varsity employee and sells similar uniforms for less, disagreed. In a statement Varsity Brands published following the Supreme Court decision, founder Jeff Webb said: "Today's favorable ruling represents the culmination of years of hard work to protect our original design, and we are of course gratified by the outcome and what it means for our business". (more...)
New health care bill faces concern from Virginia hospitals New health care bill faces concern from Virginia hospitals
- March 21, 2017

Tens of thousands of Nebraskans would be among the 24 million Americans projected by the Congressional Budget Office to lose their health coverage in the next decade. Insurance for younger New Yorkers would likely become less expensive, while older ones would pay much more. Failing that, we should provide financial help to those who are just above the poverty level and who have faced huge increases in the price of insurance. (more...)
Jordaan promises change at CAF under Ahmad after Hayatou's demise Jordaan promises change at CAF under Ahmad after Hayatou's demise
- March 18, 2017

In an earlier interview with the BBC, Ahmad stated that Hayatou has done all he could for CAF. On a day of seismic shock for the African game, Hayatou was deposed after 29 years and replaced by the unknown Malagasy, who has served as sports and fisheries minister in his native Madagascar but only as a CAF executive for the last four years. (more...)
Dalton jobless rate rises to highest in the state Dalton jobless rate rises to highest in the state
- March 18, 2017

The rate rose as the number of jobs declined, while the number of new layoffs increased, according to the press release. Indiana County's seasonally adjusted labor force in January decreased 1,600 to 39,400. The number of employed residents dropped from 10,012 to 9,974 while the number of unemployed residents grew from 564 to 632. (Karen Lentz/MEDILL) Continuing claims in IL were up 2,282 for the week ended February 25 from the previous week, but down by 6,980 from a year ago. (more...)
Avian influenza investigations underway in Alabama
- March 17, 2017

State officials have issued a stop movement order on certain poultry in the state because of these three sites. No significant mortality in the flock was reported. "Our staff is committed to staying actively involved in the avian influenza situation until any threats are addressed". Alabama officials are working closely with the Tennessee and federal agriculture officials. (more...)
Tillerson threatens to withdraw U.S. from UN Human Rights Council Tillerson threatens to withdraw U.S. from UN Human Rights Council
- March 16, 2017

According to CNN, he'll need it. Tillerson's first trip to Asia begins Wednesday, as tensions flare in the volatile region. Last week, the State Department announced that Tillerson would not allow the press to travel with him on his government plane during his trip to Japan, South Korea, and China, an extremely unusual step that will reportedly make it "exceedingly hard, if not impossible" for journalists to cover the proceedings. (more...)
Scottish leader to seek independence vote in 2 years Scottish leader to seek independence vote in 2 years
- March 16, 2017

The Scottish First Minister said she would obtain the approval of MSPs at Holyrood next week before requesting a Section 30 order from the Government, which is required for a fresh and legally binding referendum to take place. London's conservative government has expressed reservations, but not officially responded to prior suggestions of a new vote by Sturgeon's pro-independence movement. (more...)
Victims Of Marine Naked Picture Scandal Identified, Speak Out Victims Of Marine Naked Picture Scandal Identified, Speak Out
- March 11, 2017

The newly formed task force will monitor the progress of the criminal investigation and determine whether the victims received appropriate support, Neller said. About 30,000 retired and active-duty US Marines are members of the group, which contains misogynistic comments under nude photos of female Marines. I expect every Marine to demonstrate the highest integrity and loyalty to fellow Marines at all times, on duty, off-duty, and online. (more...)
Wales derail Ireland's Six Nations title hopes in Cardiff Wales derail Ireland's Six Nations title hopes in Cardiff
- March 11, 2017

Darting and sniping around the fringes, Webb departed to a standing ovation on 66 minutes when he was replaced by Gareth Davies. Ireland's Johnny Sexton goes off during the RBS Six Nations at the Principality Stadium, Cardiff. Paddy Jackson, in his final act before making way for Sexton, kicked the penalty from 35 metres as the lead changed hands again. Ireland have had a great tournament so far. (more...)
Owen Farrell suffers injury scare for the most RIDICULOUS reason Owen Farrell suffers injury scare for the most RIDICULOUS reason
- March 10, 2017

Ben Youngs is restored at scrum-half in place of Danny Care, Jack Nowell is rewarded for his two tries against the Azzurri by ousting Jonny May on the right wing and Jonathan Joseph is preferred to Ben Te'o at outside centre. The unspoken message this week, accordingly, is that England can not bank on retaining their title unless they harden up mentally, crank up the intensity and bristle a little more. (more...)
Fault system could cause a big natural disaster in California Fault system could cause a big natural disaster in California
- March 09, 2017

According to the study , if the offshore sections split, a magnitude-7.3 quake could be produced and up to magnitude-7.4 if the onshore segments fissure. A report from the U.S. Geological Survey has warned the risk of "the big one" hitting California has increased dramatically. "The record shows that large earthquakes occurred near Tejon Pass on average every 100 years". (more...)
Americans Are Having Less Sex Than Ever - and Researchers Are Blaming Netflix Americans Are Having Less Sex Than Ever - and Researchers Are Blaming Netflix
- March 08, 2017

On the whole, Americans had sex about nine fewer times per year in 2010-2014 compared to 1995-1999. Researchers from Florida Atlantic University found that, across the board Americans are having less sex than ever - no matter what their gender, race, region, work status, and education level may be. (more...)
A second round of severe weather to impact Missouri by Monday evening
- March 08, 2017

Damage was consistent with wind speeds of 85-95 miles per hour, which indicates an EF1 tornado. The tornado touched down at 7:55 p.m. near Perryville, Mo ., and lifted at 8:57 p.m. "The tornado remained very intense and wide (at least 1/3 mile) almost leveling a home as it passed between Elkville and Dowell, and into Franklin County with unabating (sic) intensity". (more...)
Innocent African-Americans more likely to be wrongfully convicted Innocent African-Americans more likely to be wrongfully convicted
- March 08, 2017

The joint project between the University of California , Irvine, the University of Michigan Law School and the Michigan State University College of Law focuses on three types of crime that produce the largest number of exonerations on the registry: murder, sexual assault and drug crimes. (more...)
Hand sanitizer poisonings among children prompt warning from CDC Hand sanitizer poisonings among children prompt warning from CDC
- March 07, 2017

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) pointed out that such products can potentially be unsafe. Increasing awareness of the potential dangers associated with intentional or unintentional ingestion of alcohol hand sanitisers. These children generally had worse outcomes than the children with an accidental exposure. In five children fell into a coma and three had seizures after consuming hand sanitizer. (more...)
Surgeons Remove 11 Pounds Of Coins From Sea Turtle's Stomach
- March 07, 2017

Veterinarians from Chuallongkorn University performed an hours-long operation on the turtle after her keepers noticed she was acting strangely and took her in for a checkup, Reuters reports . Green sea turtles typically live around 80 years, according to Roongroje Thanawongnuwech, dean of Chulalongkorn University's veterinary facility. The coins weighed a total of 11 pounds and amounted to $57, according to the Daily Mail . (more...)
Facebook Are Testing A 'Dislike' Button -- Well, Sort Of
- March 07, 2017

A similar feature was seen roughly a year ago, when Facebook introduced Reactions, a range of emojis that users could pick from when reacting to a post. The proposed feature would be in addition to six reaction emojis: Like, Love, Haha, Wow, Sad and Angry available throughout its system. Now, everything seems to indicate that Facebook is studying the possibility of including reactions in Messenger , as it already happens in other applications. (more...)
South Florida kids celebrate reading with Dr. Seuss books South Florida kids celebrate reading with Dr. Seuss books
- March 04, 2017

LUMBERTON - Few people can throw together a rhyme or poem like Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known to millions as Dr. Seuss. The Compton Unified School District and teachers association produce the event every year. Lexington athletic director Joe Roberts said there was an obvious impact the students got from being read to by high schoolers. Tingley described the benefits of bringing in visitors to read to students. (more...)
Mesa County Health Department sees highest flu activity in 5 years
- March 03, 2017

The health department says even if you've already had the flu this season the strain is often different at the end of the season so you're still at risk. The systems said they are encouraging anyone age 13 and older experiencing runny nose, sore throat, fever or cough to not visit patients. The department says a late peak in the 2016 flu season , which carried over to the summer, has partly contributed to the steep increase. (more...)
Urine levels in swimming pools revealed by study Urine levels in swimming pools revealed by study
- March 03, 2017

Based off the average levels of ACE detected, researchers estimated that one 220,000 gallon pool - which is about one-third the size of an Olympic swimming pool - had an estimated urine volume of 75 liters. Urine contains nitrogenous compounds like urea, ammonia, amino acids and creatinine, the study says. The effects aren't unsafe but they certainly should be avoided, with eye and respiratory irritation being linked to the reaction between urine and chlorine. (more...)