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Thursday, November 16th, 2017

 

People fear mining company expansion will disturb hospital and historic African-American cemetery

SHOW CAPTION BROOKSVILLE, Fla. – A mining company near Brooksville wants to expand, but some are worried that the expansion could disturb residents, a hospital and a historic African-American cemetery. Cemex, a rock mining company, wants to expand its Brooksville mine to an area north of highway 50, across from Bayfront Health Center. Tina Henize is against new mining in Hernando County. “Blasting in front of the hospital and around people with health issues not to mention the environmental aspects and worst of all for me is the cemetery,” she said. OldRead More


AMA Medal of Valor Awarded to Civil Rights Physician Activist

Megan Brooks The American Medical Association (AMA) has awarded the Medal of Valor to Robert Smith, MD, “for fighting social injustice and providing health care to all Mississippi citizens during the civil rights era” according to an AMA news release. The award, which is granted by the AMA Board of Trustees, honors AMA members who demonstrate courage under extraordinary circumstances in nonwartime situations. Dr Smith was an “instrumental figure” during the civil rights movement in Mississippi, delivering consistent healthcare to those with little or no access, the AMA said inRead More


Sex unlikely to cause cardiac arrest, study finds

By Katie SilverHealth reporter, BBC News Image copyrightGETTY IMAGES Sudden cardiac arrest is associated with sexual activity far more often in men than women, research suggests. But sex is a rare trigger for sudden cardiac arrest. Only 34 out of the 4,557 cardiac arrests examined occurred during or within one hour of sexual intercourse and 32 of those affected were men. Sumeet Chugh, of the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute, said his study is the first to evaluate sexual activity as a potential trigger of cardiac arrest. The research was presented atRead More


Zimbabwe Military Issues Statement After Seizing Powe

”We are only targeting criminals around [President Mugabe] who are committing crimes that are causing social and economic suffering in the country in order to bring them to justice.” HARARE, Nov 15 (Reuters) – Following is the text of an address made by Zimbabwe Major General SB Moyo, Chief of Staff Logistics, on national television after the military seized power: “Following the address we made on November 13, 2017, which we believe our main broadcaster, the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation and The Herald were directed not to publicize, the situation inRead More


NYC Invalidates $26 Million Worth Of Parking Tickets Over Tiny Error

“It’s really important for us to be fair,” a city official said. By Nina Golgowski DARIEUS A little more than half a million parking tickets are being dismissed or refunded by New York City officials thanks to a small code error. 280 Roughly half a million parking tickets are being dismissed or refunded by New York City officials thanks to a small coding error that’s costing the city around $26 million in fines. The invalidated tickets ― which were issued to drivers that either failed to display their meter receiptRead More


Florida Police Believe A Serial Killer Has Struck Again

The latest slaying is the 4th authorities say are linked. By David Lohr, Huffpost A suspected serial killer shot and killed a man as he crossed a street early Tuesday morning in Tampa, Florida, police say, the fourth such murder in little more than a month. “We think by their proximity and the manner it was done, they are linked,” Tampa Police Chief Brian Dugan said at a Tuesday news conference. “We’re saying it’s related to the other Seminole Heights murders.” The killings in the central Tampa neighborhood appear toRead More