Police search for grandmother and 2 grandchildren who disappeared days ago

first_imgAuthorities in California are searching for an elderly woman and her two young grandchildren who mysteriously disappeared this week.Sandra Young, 75, of Fairfield, California, and her two grandchildren, 9-year-old Jayden Hill and 7-year-old Katalyhah Hill, have been reported missing by family members. Young last spoke with her sister on Sunday. Relatives haven’t been able to get in touch with her since, according to a press release from the Fairfield Police Department.(MORE: DNA analysis used to confirm remains found in woods belong to missing 5-year-old Taylor Williams)Young’s car, a green 2000 Acura TL with a California license plate, isn’t at her home. Although her current location is unknown, Young is believed to be in the company of her two grandchildren, police said.(MORE: 5 children of missing Connecticut mom Jennifer Dulos are ‘healthy and well,’ family says)Young and the children are considered to be “at risk” due to their ages as well as Young’s medical conditions, police said. It’s unclear what medical conditions Young has.Anyone who thinks they have seen Young and her grandchildren, or has information on their whereabouts is urged to call 911. Nov 28, 2019, 6:42 AM ET By iStock(FAIRFIELD, Calif.) — Authorities in California are searching for an elderly woman and her two young grandchildren who mysteriously disappeared this week.Sandra Young, 75, of Fairfield, California, and her two grandchildren, 9-year-old Jayden Hill and 7-year-old Katalyhah Hill, have been reported missing by family members. Young last spoke with her sister on Sunday. Relatives haven’t been able to get in touch with her since, according to a press release from the Fairfield Police Department.Young’s car, a green 2000 Acura TL with a California license plate, isn’t at her home. Although her current location is unknown, Young is believed to be in the company of her two grandchildren, police said.Young and the children are considered to be “at risk” due to their ages as well as Young’s medical conditions, police said. It’s unclear what medical conditions Young has.Anyone who thinks they have seen Young and her grandchildren, or has information on their whereabouts is urged to call 911.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Police search for grandmother and 2 grandchildren who disappeared days ago Email ABCNews.comWATCH News headlines today: Nov. 27, 2019 MORGAN WINSORlast_img read more

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News Scan for Apr 08, 2014

first_imgCSPI data show twice as many food outbreaks linked to eating outFood from restaurants was associated with almost twice the number of disease outbreaks and more than double the illnesses as food prepared at home, according to data compiled by the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), a food safety watchdog.The CSPI report examined 3,933 foodborne disease outbreaks from its database that occurred from 2002 through 2011 and sickened 98,399 people. Of those outbreaks, 1,610 involved restaurants and sickened 28,570 people. That compares with 893 outbreaks linked to private homes, which sickened 12,980 people.The locales with the next-highest totals were the workplace, with 313 outbreaks and 7,643 illness, and banquet halls or catered events, with 224 outbreaks and 10,035 illnesses.”Unfortunately, fewer and fewer outbreaks were solved by public health officials over the 10-year period, leaving a lot of important information undiscovered in the data,” CSPI said in a news release.The group also found that of 104 outbreaks linked to milk, 70% were caused by raw milk, even though less than 1% of consumers drink raw milk. “Consumers should avoid raw milk, and lawmakers should not expand its availability,” said CSPI senior food safety attorney Sarah Klein.CSPI also noted that the number of outbreaks reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) dropped 42% from 2002 to 2011, which was due at least in part to public health budget cuts, the center contends. “Underreporting of outbreaks has reached epidemic proportions,” said CSPI food safety director Caroline Smith DeWaal.Apr 7 CSPI news release Apr 7 CSPI full report CDC issues alerts for polio in Equatorial Guinea, IraqThe CDC yesterday issued travel alerts for new polio cases in Equatorial Guinea and Iraq. The alerts for both countries were classified as level 2 of 3: “Practice enhanced precautions.”The CDC, citing new information from the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI), said a polio case in Equatorial Guinea was in the country’s Centro Sur Province, close to its border with Cameroon, a country that is battling its own polio outbreak. The case is the first in Equatorial Guinea since 1999, the CDC said in the alert.”Because of the risk of cross-border transmission, CDC recommends a one-time booster dose of polio vaccine for fully vaccinated adults who are traveling to Central African Republic (CAR), Chad, Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, and Gabon to work in health care facilities, refugee camps, or other humanitarian aid settings,” the agency said. The Iraqi case was first reported by the media on Apr 6 and has been genetically linked to wild poliovirus causing an outbreak in adjoining Syria, according to a New York Times article yesterday. As with the situation in Equatorial Guinea, the CDC recommends full polio vaccination for all travelers to Iraq, as well as a one-time booster.The CDC said the Iraqi polio case was in a suburb of Baghdad and is the country’s first since 2000. The GPEI said the Equatorial Guinea case was confirmed on Jan 28 and the Iraq case on Feb 10.Apr 7 CDC alert on Equatorial Guinea Apr 7 CDC alert on Iraq Apr 7 New York Times story Most recent GPEI informationlast_img read more

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Department intensifies community screening

first_imgHealth workers testing a resident in Athlone. The provincial Department of Health is intensifying its Covid-19 community screening and testing programme this week, with health teams working in Bridgetown, Bokmakierie, Rylands and Heideveld. The screening and testing resumed in the greater Athlone area this week, starting in Bridgetown on Monday April 20 and yesterday (April 21). From today and tomorrow, Thursday April 23, they will be in Bokmakierie, and on Friday April 24, they will be in Rylands. The team did screening and testing at the Anglican church in Thames Avenue, Manenberg, on Monday and yesterday.On Wednesday April 15, the health team was at the St George’s Anglican Church in Silvertown, where hundreds of people lined the street to be screened and tested.Monique Johnstone, Western Cape Health spokesperson for the Klipfontein/Mitchell’s Plain substructure, said: “We are trying to find people who might need help. We need to talk to people to find out whether they need to go for testing so we can refer them for treatment. We will focus specifically on vulnerable people and communities. As part of the Covid-19 screening and testing programme, the Western Cape Health Department will intensify its community screening and testing in the coming weeks.”Ms Johnstone explained that health teams would go on door-to-door visits and ask a few questions and refer those who need to be tested to the correct site.“The more people our teams can talk to (screen) the better chance we have of stopping the spread and in doing so, keep our vulnerable community members safe. The questions will mainly focus on whether or not a person has symptoms of illness at the moment (a sore throat, a cough or fever). These questions need to be answered honestly.“During the community screening and testing the support of the community is essential for the success in stopping the spread of the virus. Our health teams are identifiable by their badges and clothing/ uniform and we appeal that you allow them to screen you,”Ms Johnstone said.She assured the community that the testing is safe, and also asked that people give their correct contact details, so that a health worker can make contact with the results, which usually become available after 48 hours. “While you await your results, we ask that you please quarantine at home in a separate room, if possible. We appeal to people who need to quarantine to stay home and not have visitors. If you cannot quarantine at home, speak to the health worker who will advise on further assistance,” Ms Johnstone said.She added that the public are encouraged to continue practising good hygiene and, where possible to wear a cloth mask. “Remember the golden rules of prevention: wash your hands regularly with soap and water; keep surfaces clean; do not touch your face; cough and sneeze in your elbow fold; keep 1.5m away from people, and stay at home. We also recommend the use of a three-layer cloth face mask. We appreciate the community’s continued support and ask them not to discriminate against Covid-19 survivors but to support them as they no longer pose a health risk,” she said.Screening can also be done at a primary health care facility, but one should first phone the facility.There is also a self-assessment risk tool available online at www.westerncape.gov.za/department-of-health/sars-cov-2-risk-assessment-formThere are also a number of dedicated sites for testing and triage centres where screening can be done.These include Groote Schuur Hospital, Heideveld Emergency Centre, Tygerberg Hospital, New Somerset Hospital and Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, among others.Private clients may be referred by their doctors to private laboratories for testing.If you have flu-like symptoms, and have come into contact with someone who has the coronavirus, contact the national hotline on 0800 029 999 or the provincial hotline on 021 928 4102 for advice on what to do next. These lines are operational 24/7.last_img read more

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Hawks’ Mike Budenholzer wins NBA Coach of the Year award

first_imgHawks’ Budenholzer is from the legendary Gregg Popovich coaching treeThe Atlanta Hawks’ Mike Budenholzer, who shocked the sports world by leading the team to the best regular season in franchise history, took home the Red Auerbach Trophy as the 2014-15 NBA Coach of the Year, the NBA announced today.Budenholzer won in a close race over first-year coach Steve Kerr, who guided his Golden State Warriors to a team-record and NBA-high 67 wins. Budenholzer’s Hawks won 60 games this year, the best in franchise history, and earned the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference.Budenholzer received 67 first-place votes and 513 total points from a panel of 130 sportswriters and broadcasters. Kerr finished second with 56 first-place votes and 471 total points. Jason Kidd of the Milwaukee Bucks was third with one first-place vote and 57 total points.Budenholzer led Atlanta to a 60-22 record in his second season, besting their previous high of 57-25 set in 1986-87 during Hall of Famer Dominique Wilkins’ playing days, and that feat was also accomplished in 1993-94.After posting a 38-44 record last season, Budenholzer oversaw a 22-win improvement. Atlanta tied for sixth in the league in offensive rating (points scored per 100 possessions) and ranked seventh in defensive rating (points allowed per 100 possessions). Six players averaged double figures in scoring, but none eclipsed 17 points per game. The Hawks set a franchise record for three-pointers with 818, ranked second in the NBA in assists (25.7 apg) and finished in the top five in field goal percentage (fourth), three-point field goal percentage (second) and free throw percentage (fifth).Atlanta opened the season 5-5 before going on an absolute tear by winning 35 of its next 38 games, a stretch that included a franchise-record 19-game winning streak. The 35-3 run also featured a 17-0 January, the best calendar month in NBA history and a perfect run that earned the Hawks’ starting five the Kia NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Month and Budenholzer his second NBA Eastern Conference Coach of the Month award of the season. Also, a team-record of four Hawks players were selected to the NBA All-Star Game, coached on the East team by Budenholzer.The Coach of the Year Award is named after legendary coach and Hall of Famer Red Auerbach, who guided the Celtics to nine NBA Championships. In 1996, Auerbach was honored as one of the Top 10 Coaches in NBA History as the NBA celebrated its 50th anniversary.last_img read more

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LP Software to Exhibit New Innovative Incident Management Platform at NRF PROTECT

first_imgLP Software’s products include not only LPMS – Loss Prevention Management Software, but also CAMS- Compliance Audit Management Software, ERMS- Employee Relations Management Software and SRMS- Service Request Management System to provide a one-stop, centralized system to use throughout your entire organization.At NRF PROTECT, LP Software will be showcasing its latest platform: netTrack. netTrack is the new platform for Incident & Case Management. It is completely customizable, user friendly and quick to implement.netTrack is specifically designed to track and manage any types of incidents within your organization. The solution provides a powerful incident and case management application designed to help your organization increase productivity to provide an impact on the bottom line. Benefits from implementing netTrack are increased productivity, better management of data, greater visibility to all incidents, and follow-through to case resolution. netTrack is fully customizable, user friendly, quick and cost-effective to implement. With the addition of internationalization, netTrack can be utilized anywhere in the world. Make sure to stop by and visit us an NRF Protect, Booth #1130!- Sponsor – Already an existing customer? Stop by to check out the next generation of your LPMS platform and get on the list to upgrade. Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

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AOL Acquires Team Lead by Google Reader Creators

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Thing Labs, the company behind social media stream reader Brizzly, has been acquired by AOL, multiple sources have now confirmed. The startup is led by Jason Shellen, who managed the creation of the category-killing Google Reader years ago, and Ben Darnell, who was a key engineer in creating Reader.It was just one of three major acquisitions by AOL announced today, including video site 5 Mins and of course market-leading tech blog TechCrunch. AOL has long been the home of some of the most popular social products (AIM) and destinations (Engadget) online. The addition of the expert stream team from Thing Labs is a bold move that will help the big media company compete in the era of Facebook and the News Feed.Shellen, who was also key in building Blogger.com, is a well-liked man of many experiments. His primary product Brizzly is like a web-based Twitter client that includes streams of friend updates from Facebook and, as of last night, Foursquare. It probably most directly competes with Seesmic.Team Brizzly will be put to work on AOL’s social stream reading product, Lifestream. That product has been widely praised from a technical level, but has failed to gain substantial market traction, with a reported 5 million users throughout the last year.The Tragedy of the FeedsThat’s less than 1% as many people as Facebook sees every month, but the Facebook Newsfeed has changed the way millions of people now experience the internet. When Shellen and Darnell lead the creation of Google Reader long ago (it will turn 5 years old next month) the team must have hoped that the power of RSS feeds would transform the lives of everyday people as it had begun to for super-early-adopters using other feed readers like NetNewsWire (Mac, born 2002) and FeedDemon (Windows).Other RSS readers proliferated, then the market consolidated and then it collapsed. Google Reader was left as the primary RSS reader standing, all other major products synced to it, and only so many people used it anyway. A relatively accessible technology offered the world on a platter, only the freshest updates from sites and searches around the web, delivered into one handy centralized place: and the users said “meh.” As a journalist who lives and breathes RSS through a variety of different products, the fate of the grown-up feed reader market breaks my heart. marshall kirkpatrick Related Posts Tags:#news#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… A relatively accessible technology offered the world on a platter, only the freshest updates from sites and searches around the web, delivered into one handy centralized place: and the users said “meh.” As a journalist who lives and breathes RSS through a variety of different products, the fate of the grown-up feed reader market breaks my heart.None the less, many people began reading syndicated news update subscriptions instead through Twitter and in some cases, Facebook. Where three tiny letters (Really Simple Syndication) apparently scared hundreds of millions of people away from the power of feed reading, the simpler social interfaces welcomed them with open arms. Shellen and Darnell began working on products to fit this new era of feed or stream reading at Thing Labs. There’s something about the Brizzly product, in the context of RSS’s giant flop, that feels condescending. It says: dear world, you were too dumb to handle a slightly different interface and a lot of messages that made you feel like you had unread emails – how about we give you a cuddly cartoon bear instead? Maybe I’m just bitter, though. I continue to build incredible value out of feeds, but I’d be able to enjoy far more value if the rest of the world understood their beauty.Now the men behind the only lasting product from Feed Era Stage 1 will be brought in-house at AOL to try and help that company challenge Facebook, so dominant already in the early (social) Feed Era Stage 2.The acquisition was long rumored but first reported today by marketing blogger Louis Gray, then confirmed definitively by industry news blog Paid Content. See also coverage from the now-AOL network blog TechCrunch, which apparently first reported on the rumors. The official release from AOL is here.last_img read more

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Big Savings on Books to Get You Ready for Tax Season

first_imgAre you ready for tax season? Most provisions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which Congress passed in 2017, will impact your work as you begin to file 2018 returns.The new year is just around the corner and promises to bring lots of questions from your clients. Do you have the answers?Get Ready for Tax SeasonWolters Kluwer has the answers and is ready to help you prepare for tax season. Enter promo code 30OFFTN to SAVE 30% on all the latest editions including:– the U.S. Master Tax Guide, our best seller, and– the Winter Edition of the Internal Revenue Code.Login to read more tax news on CCH® AnswerConnect or CCH® Intelliconnect®.Not a subscriber? Sign up for a free trial or contact us for a representative.last_img read more

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Karamoh receives racial abuse

first_imgYann Karamoh has confirmed that he received racial abuse on social media after Parma’s 2-2 draw with Inter. Karamoh helped Parma earn a point against his former side on Saturday and posted a video on Instagram of his goal at San Siro. However, one vile user replied to the clip with a message containing monkey and banana emojis, which did not go amiss. “I’d like to share this unacceptable message with you,” wrote the France Under-21 forward on Instagram. “Football is a dream for us players and for you fans, a passion handed down from generation to generation. “No matter your frustration, these messages mustn’t exist.” Roma defender Juan Jesus was also subjected to racism on the platform, resulting in the perpetrator being banned from attending football matches in Italy. Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/last_img read more

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No 1 Buckeyes aim to bust Boilermakers

The Ohio State men’s basketball team (20-0, 7-0) has managed to do what its football counterpart couldn’t: remain ranked No. 1 in the country for more than a week. When the polls were released Monday, the Buckeyes sat atop both The Associated Press and ESPN/USA Today Coaches’ polls for the second consecutive week. Thanks in part to wins against Iowa and Illinois, as well as losses suffered by former unbeaten teams Kansas and Syracuse, the Buckeyes increased their lead in the polls, earning 63 of the 65 first-place votes in the AP poll and a unanimous 31 first-place votes in the Coaches’ poll. The Buckeyes will defend their No. 1 ranking tonight when they welcome No. 12 Purdue (17-3, 6-1) for a 9 p.m. tipoff with first place in the Big Ten on the line. Purdue is led by senior forward JaJuan Johnson, the Boilermakers’ top scorer this season with 20.5 points per game. OSU coach Thad Matta said his team is well prepared for the challenge Johnson presents. “We’ve gone against a lot of different types of big players, big guys,” Matta said Monday. “He’s sort of a collection of them all.” Besides Johnson, the Boilermakers have relied heavily on the play of senior guard E’Twaun Moore, the only other Purdue player averaging double digits in scoring, with 18.1 points per game. “You’ve got one of the greatest combinations right now in basketball with Moore and Johnson,” Matta said. “I mean, those two guys are getting it done.” Having seen players such as Johnson and Moore emerge for Purdue during his five seasons at OSU, senior guard David Lighty has come to expect tight games between the Buckeyes and Boilermakers. “It’s been close games since day one, since everyone’s been there and since I’ve been here playing against them,” Lighty said. “Just us coming out and trying to execute and make plays down the stretch, I think, pretty much, that’s what it always comes down to.” read more

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