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Michael Coleman's house is the last one standing on his tiny street, squeezed between a sprawling oil refinery whose sounds and smells keep him up at night and a massive grain elevator that covers his pickup in dust and, he says, exacerbates his breathing problems. In the meantime, he copes with high blood pressure, thyroid problems and other health issues that he attributes to decades of pollution from his industrial neighbors, a Marathon Petroleum refinery and a Cargill grain depot. St. John the Baptist Parish, where Coleman lives, is part of an 85-mile stretch from New Orleans to Baton Rouge officially known as the Mississippi River Chemical Corridor, but more commonly called Cancer Alley.
Malaysia said Friday it has detected its first case of the new omicron strain of the coronavirus in a foreign student who returned to the country last month after visiting her family in South Africa. Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said the 19-year-old female transited in Singapore and arrived in Malaysia on Nov. 19, where she underwent a COVID-19 test upon arrival. Khairy noted that the student arrived in Malaysia before South Africa reported its first omicron case to the World Health Organization.
Antonio Brown’s lawyer told PEOPLE that the athlete is “vaccinated and continues to support the vaccine” amid his suspension
Two solid plays and a plan of attack for in-game wagering on this championship weekend.
Bryn Forbes had 18 points off the bench and the San Antonio Spurs extended their winning streak to a season-high three games with a 114-83 victory over the shorthanded Portland Trail Blazers on Thursday night. Doug McDermott added 16 points and Dejounte Murray had 15 points and 13 assists for the Spurs. The loss snapped a 10-game home winning streak for the Blazers.
NBCI think, perhaps, we have reached peak “it’s nice to watch something nice” television.For a while, this was a holiday treat. A demonically deranged Sound of Music? A Christmas gift. An unhinged Peter Pan? A winter hug. That Hairspray live performance? Well… that was actually brilliant and I refuse to shade it.But in the last two years (LOL at us now adding an “s” to “year” while talking about our COVID reality) things that we consume from a point of grace because they’re cheerful and well-int
Langstone, Hampshire: Wastewater pouring into the sea exposes fish to hormonal pharmaceuticals
Porsche's venture arm has taken a minority stake in 1Komma5, a five-month-old German startup aiming to offer households everything needed for a carbon neutral home, including energy storage, charging infrastructure for electric vehicles and solar. The investment, the amount of which was not disclosed, follows a series of deals made by Porsche Ventures in the past two years, including Israel-based sensing technology startup TriEye, online electric micromobility dealership RidePanda and virtual sensing startup Tactile Mobility. This investment is a bit of a departure from Porsche Ventures' typical mobility tech play.
In an exclusive interview with ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos, which aired Thursday night, actor Alec Baldwin detailed the shooting death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of his film “Rust.” While rehearsing a scene with the Hutchins, Baldwin accidentally fired a live round which killed the cinematographer and injured director Joel Souza. “[I pulled] the hammer as far back as I could without cocking the actual gun,” Baldwin explained. “I'm just showing. I go, ‘How 'bout that? Does that work? You see that? Do you see that?’ And then she goes, ‘Yeah, that's good.’ I let go of the hammer, bang! The gun goes off.” The bullet struck Hutchins in the chest, but at the time Baldwin claims he didn’t know there was a live round in the gun. “She goes down,” Baldwin said. “I thought to myself, ‘Did she faint?’ The notion that there was a live round in that gun did not dawn on me 'till probably 45 minutes to an hour later.” The bullet exited Hutchins and lodged in Souza’s shoulder, and it wasn’t until a sheriff showed Baldwin a picture of the slug that he realized what had actually happened. “No one had any idea until that sheriff's officer said to me, ‘This is the slug. .45 caliber slug they took out of Joel's arm,’” Baldwin recalled. “And then the kind of insanity inducing agony of thinking that someone put a live bullet in the gun.”
Regulators in the United States have moved to block Nvidia’s $80 billion takeover of Arm, the British microchip designer.The U.S. Federal Trade Commission launched the legal challenge on Thursday against Nvidia, one of the world's largest chip companies.It says the proposed deal would give the U.S. company control over computing technology and designs that competitors rely on to create their own chips.The concerns raised echo those of British and EU regulators, who have also been scrutinising the proposed takeover.Arm licenses its blueprints to major chipmakers such as Apple, Qualcomm and Samsung Electronics, underpinning the global smartphone ecosystem.The FTC alleges that the merger would ultimately result in 'reduced product quality, reduced innovation, higher prices, and less choice, harming the millions of Americans who benefit from Arm-based products.'Nvidia said it would work to demonstrate that the transaction would benefit the industry and promote competition.Arm declined to comment.Nvidia agreed to buy Arm from SoftBank, the Japanese technology conglomerate, in September last year.
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Asia-Pacific countries should boost their healthcare capacity and fully vaccinate their people to prepare for a surge in COVID-19 cases fuelled by the Omicron variant, officials at the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday. First detected in southern Africa last month and dubbed a "variant of concern" by the WHO, scientists are still gathering data to establish how contagious Omicron is, and the severity of the illness it causes. "Border controls can buy time but every country and every community must prepare for new surges in cases," Takeshi Kasai, WHO regional director for the western Pacific, told a virtual media briefing.
Scenes of joy in the streets of Brazilian city Belo Horizonte as Atlético Mineiro supporters celebrate their team winning the Brasileirao -- the Brazilian football league -- for the first time in 50 years, breaking Flamengo's recent dominance of the league.
“Each of these songs pinpoint a different moment in time, in my processing," said Bassett in a press release
U.S. employers likely stepped up hiring in November as they scrambled to meet strong demand for goods and services, giving the economy a strong boost as another challenging year draws to a close, though worker shortages remained a constraint. The Labor Department's closely watched employment report on Friday is expected to show a rapidly tightening jobs market, with the unemployment rate seen falling to a 20-month low of 4.5% and wages increasing further. It would come days after Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell told lawmakers that the U.S. central bank should consider speeding up the winding down of its massive bond purchases at its Dec. 14-15 policy meeting.
Company executives are beginning to consider different permanent work models for their employees as the coronavirus pandemic, and the spread of the Omicron variant, destabilize their latest return-to-office plans. With Omicron so new, companies are struggling to understand how the variant might affect their operations and profits. Most have taken a wait-and-see stance as they weigh how fast the variant may spread and its potential harmfulness, although Alphabet Inc's Google was indefinitely delaying its return-to-office plan around the world.
We’ve been here before, with the fate of abortion rights throughout the United States in doubt and awaiting a decision by the Supreme Court
The Broncos don't beat the Chiefs. The NFL flexed Denver at Kansas City with those facts staring directly at the league? Sunday night's game, which replaces San Francisco at Seattle, is for the AFC West lead, which makes it significant enough.
“The best thing everyone can do is to realize we are not defenseless," New York Gov. Kathy Hochul said.
A mostly white jury is nearly set for the trial of a suburban Minneapolis police officer charged in Daunte Wright’s shooting death