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Archives for May 8, 2019

New breakthrough could yield the first 100% recyclable plastics

By Mike Wwhner From BGR We’re surrounded by plastics for much of our lives. Plastics are cheap and easy to make, they’re often incredibly durable, and they last just about forever. Unfortunately, those upsides are also terrible news for the environment, as plastic waste continues to pile up despite recycling efforts and public awareness campaigns. […]

Concacaf announces details for the 2020 Concacaf Women’s Under-17 Championship

32 Concacaf Member Associations to compete for the regional title and the three available spots in the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2020Miami (Wednesday, May 8, 2019) – The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (Concacaf) today announced the details for the 2020 Concacaf Women’s Under-17 Championship. The World Cup qualifying competition, […]

Pooling resources and sharing strategies at the Understanding Risk Caribbean Conference

Understanding Risk Caribbean Conference to be held in Barbados, 27 May – 1 June 2019 Hundreds of participants from more than 35 countries and territories will meet at the Understanding Risk Caribbean Conference in Barbados, at the University of the West Indies – Cave Hill Campus’ Errol Barrow Centre for Creative Imagination, from May 27th to June the 1st 2019. […]

Burden of varicella in Latin America and the Caribbean: findings from a systematic literature review

SOURCE and to download PDF: Springer Link : https://link.springer.com/article/10.1186%2Fs12889-019-6795-0 Authors: Luiza Helena Falleiros Arlant Maria Catalina Pirez Garcia Maria L. Avila Aguero Miguel Cashat Cintia Irene Parellada Lara J. Wolfson Open AccessResearch articleFirst Online: 08 May 2019 1Shares Part of the following topical collections: Infectious Disease epidemiology Abstract Background Varicella is typically mild and self-limiting, but can be associated with complications and even death. The limited data available on […]

Weight-Loss surgery improves heart procedure

From Newsmax Profoundly obese people are prone to an irregular heartbeat known as atrial fibrillation, but new research suggests weight-loss surgery can improve the odds a procedure to restore a normal heart rhythm will work. When atrial fibrillation, or a-fib, cannot be controlled by medications, a procedure called ablation can help. It targets the nerves in […]

This 72-year-old Frenchman just crossed the Atlantic Ocean in a giant orange barrel

By David Grossman From Popular Mechanics When presented with the idea of traveling across the Atlantic in a giant orange barrel, most people might have a few questions. Like, for example, “Why?” But for Jean-Jacques Savin, a 72-year-old former military parachutist and pilot who just completed the voyage from the Canary Islands (off the coast […]

Making the most out of audio and voice

As audio-enabled smart speaker devices have seen a sharp rise in popularity this year, there are definite opportunities to monetize and reach wider audiences. By Sahar Amer From Reuters Community he popularity of using smart speakers is growing at a similar pace to the use of mobile phones. The International News Media Association (INMA) report, Audio […]

UK: Theresa May told by Conservative MPs to set out her resignation plans by the end of today

By Adam Bienkov from Business Insider Theresa May could be ousted within weeks if she refuses to spell out her resignation plans today. The prime minister has been told she has until 4 (BST) to announce her plans. Failure to do so could force Conservative MPs to change their leadership election rules to allow an […]

NASA will test asteroid defenses by slamming a spacecraft into a space rock in 2022

By Mikw Wehner From BGR If Earth were ever to be threatened by a large space rock — and it definitely will at some point in the future — humanity is going to need to have a plan. Astronomers know this, which is why simulated exercises like the one that took place last week are so important, […]

Puzzles for May 9 2019 Number search/Sudoku/Word search/Crossword

TODAY’S CROSSWORD PUZZLE #4 YESTERDAY’S CROSSWORD PUZZLE # 3 SOLUTION