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A no-look catch. Confirmed: Mike Trout is special.
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Easiest double play Jose Reyes has ever turned.
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douglovesdink:

David Bowie has met Lady Gaga!

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New Type I All-Risk Fire Engines Transferred to Three Fire Agencies Recently Battling Statewide Fires

New Type I All-Risk Fire Engines Transferred to Three Fire Agencies Recently Battling Statewide Fires

Originally posted on Cal OES Newsroom:

15147116600_159ba2e60a_zToday the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) transferred (3) three New Type I All-Risk Fire Replacement Engines (OES 378, OES 379 and OES 380) to Santa Fe Springs, Peninsula and South Placer fire departments to continue to battle the current statewide fires.  The fire engines replaced today have been assigned to these specific…

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Governor Brown Streamlines Relief Efforts for Families with Drinking Water Shortages Due to Drought

Governor Brown Streamlines Relief Efforts for Families with Drinking Water Shortages Due to Drought

Originally posted on Cal OES Newsroom:

Photo of California Governor Jerry BrownSACRAMENTO – Just days after signing historic legislation requiring sustainable groundwater management for the first time in California, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. issued an executive order streamlining efforts to provide water to families in dire need as the extreme drought continues to grip the state.The order makes funding available through the…

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SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans Available to California Small Businesses

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans Available to California Small Businesses

Originally posted on Cal OES Newsroom:

SBA LogoSACRAMENTO – Small, nonfarm businesses in 57 California counties and neighboring counties in Arizona, Nevada and Oregon are now eligible to apply for low-interest federal disaster loans from the U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA).  These loans offset economic losses because of reduced revenues caused by the drought that began on January 1, 2014, in…

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Some Airports Have A New Security Routine: Taking Your Temperature
Airports in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone are relying on a familiar tool to stop the spread of Ebola: the thermometer.
Airport staff are measuring the temperature of anyone trying to leave the country, looking for “unexplained febrile illness,” according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which is advising these countries on their exit screening processes.
Other countries that are far from the infected region are screening passengers arriving from West Africa or who have a history of travel to the region. Temperature takers include Russia, Australia and India.
Travelers who exhibit an elevated fever, generally over 101.4 degrees Fahrenheit (though it varies by country), are stopped for further screening. That could mean a questionnaire or medical tests.
Critics of exit screening have pointed out the flaws in using thermometers: fever can lay dormant for two to 21 days in someone who’s been infected with Ebola, and low-grade fevers can be lowered further by simple medications like Tylenol or Advil.
While they can’t predict symptoms before they emerge, the CDC is prepared to thwart those trying to mask a fever with a pill.
"Airline and airport staff are trained to do visual checks of anyone who looks even slightly ill," says Tai Chen, a quarantine medical officer from the CDC who returned from Liberia this past Tuesday. "And most airports are using multiple temperature checks, starting when you arrive on the airport grounds in your car until you get on the plane. Even if you take medication, your fever will likely have manifested by then."
Here’s the three methods that can be used at airports.
Photo: A Nepalese health worker uses a handheld infrared thermometer on a passenger arriving at Nepal’s only international airport in Kathmandu. (Prakash Mathema/AFP/Getty Images)
Employers’ Immigration Law Update - September 2014

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Jackson Lewis Law firm ICE Levies $2M Fine against Hotel for I-9 Related Violations

A Salt Lake City-based hotel will have to pay nearly $2 million for hiring unauthorized workers, including illegal aliens. The hotel will avoid criminal prosecution in exchange for its full cooperation with a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement investigation and for taking action to correct its hiring practices. According to the…

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Where will Ebola strike next?

Where will Ebola strike next?

Originally posted on MicrobiologyBytes:

Ebola risk Since the first outbreaks of Ebola virus disease in 1976, there have been numerous other outbreaks in humans across Africa with fatality rates ranging from 50% to 90%. Humans can become infected with the Ebola virus after direct contact with blood or bodily fluids from an infected person or animal. The virus also infects and kills other primates, though…

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Streptococcus pneumoniae causes cardiac lesions

Streptococcus pneumoniae causes cardiac lesions

Originally posted on MicrobiologyBytes:

Streptococcus pneumoniae Hospitalization for community-acquired pneumonia carries a documented risk for adverse cardiac events. These occur during infection and contribute to elevated mortality rates in convalescent individuals up to a year after. A new paper describes a previously unrecognized pathogenic mechanism by which Streptococcus pneumoniae, the leading cause of…

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The Press Reads: Trees of Life

The Press Reads: Trees of Life

Originally posted on Johns Hopkins University Press Blog:

Our occasional Friday series on the blog, The Press Reads, features short excerpts from recent JHUP books. We hope to whet your appetite and inspire additions to your reading list.  Today’s selection is drawn from the preface ofTrees of Life: A Visual History of Evolution by Theodore W. Pietsch. Trees of Life, embraced by reviewers across…

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Measures to improve public health, relating as they do to such obvious and mundane matters as housing, smoking, and food, may lack the glamour of high-technology medicine, but what they lack in excitement they gain in their potential impact on health, precisely because they deal with the major causes of common disease and disabilities. Geoffrey Rose, 1992 (via publichealthfiles)
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