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Style vs safety: Do too many football helmets pose a risk?
Technology
Published in 25-6-2017
    255 Visits
The governing body's football oversight committee will meet this week in Indianapolis and is to begin studying whether multiple helmets could lead to more concussions and serious head and neck injuries. "The notion is that let's do as much research and data collection as we can to be able to start answering those questions as to whether one helmet or more helmets is the best way to go i ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com
Giant sequoia move on schedule in Idaho, tree doing well
Technology
Published in 25-6-2017
    647 Visits
David Cox of tree-moving company Environmental Design said Saturday the 10-story sequoia is doing well, and everything is in place for the 800,000-pound (362,877-kilogram) landmark to start moving on inflatable rollers shortly after midnight. The sequoia was sent to Boise as a seedling by naturalist John Muir, who played a key role in establishing California's Sequoia National Park.
Reference: www.chron.com
Conference: US mayors may shape national climate policy
Technology
Published in 25-6-2017
    364 Visits
(AP) With the Trump administration's withdrawal from the Paris climate accords, national policy on climate change will emerge from U.S. cities working to reduce emissions and become more resilient to rising sea levels, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu said at the annual U.S. Conferences of Mayors meeting in Miami Beach. Cities still have months to respond to the questionnaire on low-carbon ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com
UK Parliament investigates cyberattack on user accounts
Technology
Published in 25-6-2017
    484 Visits
LONDON (AP) British officials were investigating a cyberattack Saturday on the country's Parliament after discovering "unauthorized attempts to access parliamentary user accounts." An email sent all those affected described a "sustained and determined attack on all parliamentary user accounts in an attempt to identify weak passwords," according to The Guardian newspaper.
Reference: www.chron.com
Polish protesters demand halt to logging in primeval forest
Technology
Published in 25-6-2017
    443 Visits
WARSAW, Poland (AP) Hundreds marched in Warsaw on Saturday to protest widespread logging in Europe's last primeval forest, a project undertaken by Poland's conservative government. The government says it has increased logging to fight an outbreak of bark beetle, which has infected many spruce trees. [...] ecologists see that as a pretext to increase timber production for profit, sayin ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com
Strong earthquake injures 2, knocks off roof tiles in Japan
Technology
Published in 25-6-2017
    944 Visits
TOKYO (AP) A strong earthquake shook residents Sunday in a mountainous region of central Japan, injuring at least two people and knocking roof tiles off homes. The magnitude 5.6 quake struck about 7 a.m. at a shallow depth of 7 kilometers (4 miles) in Nagano prefecture, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.
Reference: www.chron.com
Q&A: Afraid of sharks? Flu, asteroids pose far greater risk
Technology
Published in 25-6-2017
    423 Visits
Yet the chances of an encounter involving a human are infinitesimally small, and the likelihood of an attack resulting in serious injury or death is smaller still. In 2016, there were 53 unprovoked shark attacks in the U.S. none fatal according to the Florida Museum of Natural History's International Shark Attack File. University of Florida shark experts say you're 290 times more lik ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com
SpaceX set to launch satellites from California air base
Technology
Published in 25-6-2017
    491 Visits
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is scheduled to lift off at 1:25 p.m. PDT Sunday from the coastal base, carrying 10 more satellites for Iridium Communications, which is replacing its entire constellation with next-generation satellites.
Reference: www.chron.com
Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 25-6-2017
    595 Visits

According to an alleged victim of multiple assaults by an ex-football player, Baylor coach Art Briles and university president Ken Starr did nothing after being informed.

Reference: www.chron.com
UN: More than 200,000 suspected cholera cases in Yemen
Technology
Published in 25-6-2017
    980 Visits
BERLIN (AP) The U.N. health agency says there are now more than 200,000 suspected cases of cholera in an outbreak in war-torn Yemen, many of them children. The U.N. says collapsing health, water and sanitation systems have cut off 14.5 million people from regular access to clean water and sanitation, increasing the ability of the disease to spread.
Reference: www.chron.com
Style vs safety: Do too many football helmets pose a risk?
Technology
Published in 25-6-2017
    829 Visits
The governing body's football oversight committee will meet this week in Indianapolis and is to begin studying whether multiple helmets could lead to more concussions and serious head and neck injuries. "The notion is that let's do as much research and data collection as we can to be able to start answering those questions as to whether one helmet or more helmets is the best way to go i ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com
Giant sequoia move on schedule in Idaho, tree doing well
Technology
Published in 25-6-2017
    72 Visits
David Cox of tree-moving company Environmental Design said Saturday the 10-story sequoia is doing well, and everything is in place for the 800,000-pound (362,877-kilogram) landmark to start moving on inflatable rollers shortly after midnight. The sequoia was sent to Boise as a seedling by naturalist John Muir, who played a key role in establishing California's Sequoia National Park.
Reference: www.chron.com
Conference: US mayors may shape national climate policy
Technology
Published in 25-6-2017
    440 Visits
(AP) With the Trump administration's withdrawal from the Paris climate accords, national policy on climate change will emerge from U.S. cities working to reduce emissions and become more resilient to rising sea levels, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu said at the annual U.S. Conferences of Mayors meeting in Miami Beach. Cities still have months to respond to the questionnaire on low-carbon ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com
UK Parliament investigates cyberattack on user accounts
Technology
Published in 25-6-2017
    987 Visits
LONDON (AP) British officials were investigating a cyberattack Saturday on the country's Parliament after discovering "unauthorized attempts to access parliamentary user accounts." An email sent all those affected described a "sustained and determined attack on all parliamentary user accounts in an attempt to identify weak passwords," according to The Guardian newspaper.
Reference: www.chron.com
Polish protesters demand halt to logging in primeval forest
Technology
Published in 25-6-2017
    340 Visits
WARSAW, Poland (AP) Hundreds marched in Warsaw on Saturday to protest widespread logging in Europe's last primeval forest, a project undertaken by Poland's conservative government. The government says it has increased logging to fight an outbreak of bark beetle, which has infected many spruce trees. [...] ecologists see that as a pretext to increase timber production for profit, sayin ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com


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