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My wish is that river blindness will not befall any other person, because to be blind when it could have been avoided is a terrible experience.”
River blindness is part of a group of debilitating infections known as neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), which affect around one in five people worldwide. They are known as “neglected” because, for the most part, these diseases are not prioritised by governments, do not attract major pharmaceutical funding and fail to spur global awareness movements such as those tackling the Zika and Ebola viruses.
Four women have accused celebrity chef Mario Batali of inappropriate touching over the course of two decades, causing the restaurateur and television show host to step aside from his projects for the time being.
Related: New Orleans Chef John Besh Steps Down After Sexual Harassment Allegations. Batali was reprimanded as recently as two months ago for inappropriate workplace behavior, a spokesperson for Batali & Bastianich Hospitality Group, a restaurant-management services company co-owned by Batali and Joe Bastianich, told Eater New York.
Somewhere between an ambulance ride for chest pain and a helicopter ride for heart surgery, Nenana Fire Chief Joe Forness found time to help take a car crash victim to the hospital.
It was around the same time that the ambulance passed a car wreck with a victim in need of immediate attention, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported. "As we're laying there, talking about what it could be, the driver says, 'Hey, some folks are in a ditch here.
In the scorched landscapes of California, a little-noted provision of the Republican tax overhaul has property owners worried about being burned twice: Once by the wildfires that have destroyed thousands of homes, and then again by being denied a tax write-off for their losses.
Congress can pass special legislation to provide tax relief for victims of particular disasters, as they did after this year’s major hurricanes, waiving the 10 percent threshold for casualty loss deductions and allowing early withdrawals from 401(k) retirement accounts without the usual tax penalty.
Today’s terror attack in New York City is another reminder that the threats we face from Islamist terrorists are real and can bring serious harm to our homeland.
With sound policies and innovative approaches to homeland security and by staying united and maintaining our resolve, we will defeat this evil enemy once and for all.
Four amtrack crew members from 1st Platoon, A Co., were burned as were 10 Marines and a Navy corpsman from C Co., 1st Battalion, 1st Marines, which was conducting pre-deployment war games when another vehicle’s tread got tangled in communications wire, forcing them off the road to let smaller trucks pass.
An armored amphibious vehicle stuck in a rut along a Camp Pendleton road nicked a hidden gas line during a September exercise, engulfing 14 Marines and a sailor in a fireball that grew into a 20-foot pillar of flames, according to an official report released by the Marine Corps on Monday.
The New York Police Department (NYPD) tweeted on Tuesday that Mr Ullah was charged with criminal possession of a weapon, supporting an act of terrorism and making a "terroristic threat".
"America must fix its lax immigration system, which allows far too many dangerous, inadequately vetted people to access our country," Mr Trump added.
A suspect is in custody today after allegedly detonating a small explosive device in an "attempted terrorist attack" in the New York City subway system, sending commuters scrambling to evacuate a major transit hub just blocks from Times Square, city officials said.
Authorities called the explosive an "improvised low-tech explosive device" that was based on a pipe bomb and was attached to the suspect with Velcro and zip ties.
An illegal immigrant from Vietnam faces life in prison after being convicted Monday in the 2012 hammer-killing of a family of five after losing money at a casino earlier in the evening.
“This was a very gruesome, brutal murder, and we’re pleased we’re getting some accountability for the family and for the community,” District Attorney George Gascón told The San Francisco Chronicle. Despite no eyewitness accounts of Luc’s involvement, investigators said one of the family member’s blood was found spattered on Luc’s jeans.
Japanese officials said a boy was injured in Okinawa on Wednesday when a metal window frame fell from a U.S. military helicopter, the second such incident in the past week on the southern island.
The latest incidents could further fuel opposition to the U.S. military presence on Okinawa, where about half of 50,000 American troops are stationed and where local residents have expressed concerns about military crime and safety on the island.
Police on a small island off the coast of Bangladesh are questioning the relatives of a former resident who allegedly detonated a pipe bomb in a crowded New York tunnel on Monday.
As police in Dhaka attempt to trace Ullah’s relatives in the city, Nadim said authorities on the island had been interrogating relatives about what authorities in New York allege was an attempted suicide bombing inspired by Islamic State.
The potentially harmful effects of loneliness and social isolation on health and longevity, especially among older adults, are well established.
For example, in 2013 I reported on research finding that loneliness can impair health by raising levels of stress hormones and inflammation, which in turn can increase the risk of heart disease, arthritis, Type 2 diabetes, dementia and even suicide attempts.
• Judith Butler is the Maxine Elliot professor in the departments of rhetoric and comparative literature at the University of California, Berkeley. • Ba?ak Ertür is a lecturer in law and co-director of the Centre for Law & the Humanities at Birkbeck School of Law, University of London
Nearly 500 academics who signed have already lost their positions with no prospect of working again; some are now subject to travel bans; and some had their passports revoked, preventing them from working in Turkey or abroad.
Celebrity chef John Besh has been edited out of an episode of “Top Chef” set to air in January due to sexual harassment allegations against him, a Bravo network spokeswoman told The Washington Post late Tuesday.
Tom Colicchio, lead judge on “Top Chef,” told Eater that the network “worked really hard” to edit Besh out of the episode. “Bravo to Bravo for making this decision,” Colicchio said.
• 3,982 cases where National Defence lost combat clothing and 2,186 cases where weapons and weapon accessories went missing;. • 2 GPS devices, a defibrillator, and a "long service award" reported lost within Innovation, Science and Economic Development;. Noun project icons: BlackBerry created by ekin turner; Park warden created by Kris Brauer; Boat created by Creaticca Creative Agency; Truck created by Oliver Kiss; Mountie created by Tamiko Young; Theft created by priyanka; Defibrillator created by lastspark.