Measles, once common in the US prior to aggressive vaccination campaigns that started in the 1960s, is back on the rise. A decade ago, there were less than 100 cases a year. In 2019, we are not even to the half way point and have nearly 1,000. Overall, across the US vaccinations have remained high, but we are seeing pockets of outbreaks that are happening in specific communities where parents have refused the recommended shots, according to U.S. health officials. Dr. Mark Roberts, chair of health policy and management at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health said “What’s causing these outbreaks is lack of vaccination.” While illnesses have been reported across the US, totally 26 states, the vast majority of the illnesses are in New York City. The outbreak began around October of 2018 and it is already the largest localized measles outbreak in the United States in nearly 30 years. Measles, as an illness, is incredibly contagious which is also not helping to limit the number of non-vaccinated people getting sick. The CDC is recommending a combination vaccine that covers measles-mumps-rubella for everyone ages 1 year and up so long as you have not had the Read more…
A neighborhood street sign that warned drivers passing through to be aware of a child with autism was vandalized over a simple choice of words. Austin Sharon, who is six, of Garden City Michigan was diagnosed with autism at an early age, but as he grew older, he began to run out of his front door without his parents approval. As a result, the family added extra locks and an alarm system to their home to help better monitor and protect Austin. Last year, the family installed two street signs at each end of their street that read, “Autistic Child in Area.’ What was intended to be even more peace of mind for the family, ended up offending someone because on Monday, the mother noticed that one of the sings had been vandalized. Tape was placed over “Autistic Child In Area” and new words that read “Child with Autism in Area”. As more and more light is shed on autism and how if affects children and even adults, many who are part of the community or have siblings, relatives, or friends that have autism prefer the terminology ‘person with autism’ as opposed to ‘autistic person’. The reason for this is Read more…
Costco’s (NASDAQ: COST) CFO Richard Galanti is surely happy about the latest news coming from one of its stores. Costco had to do a double take after seeing a single purchase that was recorded at nearly $400,000 (yes, that’s 5 zeros). What was the purchase? A single diamond ring. The sale of such a high priced item was significant for the chain. Costco has nearly 500 diamond rings for sale on its website, with the highest being priced at $419,000. While most people aren’t spending that kind of money on an engagement ring, the recipient of such a ring will surely be delighted. As a result of this expensive purchase as well as other big-ticket items “like golf simulators that sold for $14,000 each” Galanti explains, Costco saw a nice bump in quarterly earnings.
Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) is ramping up for its biggest event of the year which is happening this Monday. Consumers and Wall Street will be tuning in to see just what Apple has in store for us in 2019. Currently on the docket is the announcement of several new apps, features, development tools and what will likely be IOS 13, the latest iteration of Apples operating software. Since the launch of the initial iPhone, which likely changed the smartphone marketplace for the better, Apple has had an aggressive approach at revamping the operating system each year, bringing new features, fixes, and changes to Apple devices. Because of Apple’s in house developed operating system, their products are often more capable or have a better user experience because the software functions seamlessly with their hardware. Love them or hate them, Apple is doing something right. With a market cap of 817.89B and $46.6 billion in spending last year just on the App store alone, they are dominating the tech and smartphone space.
To say Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) was having a rocky start in 2019 would be an understatement. To date, the stock has tumbled 43% this year slashing $4.9 billion from the value of Elon Musk’s stake the company. Wall Street is seemingly doubtful about consumer demand for the company’s electric vehicles. This drop in value represents a total loss of $7.8 billion from the stakes of Tesla’s four biggest shareholders – Musk, Tencent Holdings Ltd., Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund and Larry Ellison, with $2.7billion dropping off in May alone. Not contributing to the stock is Tesla’s delay in Model 3 deliveries as well as recurring news of autopilot crashed.
Dressing your children in cute outfits is one of life’s simple pleasures as a parent. And with today’s massive online marketplace, finding cute outfits or fun t-shirts is easier than ever. However, one Benton, Illinois mother was shocked at what was printed on the shirt she ordered for her 3 year old. Kelsey Dawn Williamson had ordered a cute little baby shirt that was suppose to have two frogs riding a bicycle on the front of the shirt. When the shirt arrived, the graphic she ordered was printed on the shirt, but just below the frogs were the words “F*** THE POLICE”. The mother has stated that while the shirt certainly doesn’t represent her daughter’s views of the police, she has found the entire situation amusing. The order was placed using AliExpress, and Williamson has used the service before and never had an issue with previous orders.
Burlington Vermont Green Mountain Transit is under fire after one mother has claimed that the driver of the bus told 17 students of color to get off on their way home from school. Since the accusation, The Green Mountain Transit has launched an investigation. Rebecca Mark, the mother of two of the students who were told to exit Bus 914 told NBC5, “These children just experienced something that was scary, sad, and confusing and unjust.” She believes that the Bus driver targeted these students based on the color of their skin. The youngest of the children involved was only 5 years old and according to Mack the 17 students that were removed from the bus were singing along to a song and clapping their hands on the ride home prior to being told to exit. Green Mountain Transit has placed the driver on a different route while the incident is being investigated.
NHTSA To Investigate If GM Recall Over 1.4 Million Vehicles To Fix Dangerous Seat Belts Was Effective
General Motors recalled over 1.4 million of its vehicles which included the Chevrolet Traverse, Buick Enclave, GMC Acadia and Saturn Outlook SUVs with model years of 2009 to 2014 over a seatbelt issue. The flexible steel cable connecting the front seat bels of the vehicle could separate which would result in the potential to not restrain the passenger in the event of a crash. GM dealers were to inspect cables and replace as necessary if the vehicle was determined to have the defective part. However, one of the complaints that came from a man in Dayton, Ohio had said that the seat belt had snapped when his wife was fastening it, even though it had been recalled in 2014. Chevrolets response to the issue was that it was “normal wear and tear.” NHTSA has said that it will now assess the effectiveness of the recall and evaluate the durability of the cables that were supposedly replaced.
Volvo Issues Recall On Some S60 Sedans For The 2019 Year Model That Were Assembled At Berkeley Co. Plant
Volvo has announced today that some of its 2019 S60 Sedans could be impacted by the recall. The vehicles included were manufactured at the Berkely Co Plant between September 2018 and April 1 2019. The reason for the recall is the rear suspension toe link flange lock nuts may have not been tightened enough which could result in sudden change in how the vehicle handles when in motion. The official recall campaign is slated to begin June 21 with Volvo beginning to reach out to Volvo owners. Owners of cars affected will be able to have the issue fixed, free of charge at their local dealership. For questions, owners can reach Volvo Customer Service at 800-458-1552, with a recall notice number of R19938.
Ouh La La Limited (ouhlala.co.uk), a shop that offers quality lingerie brands, continues to accommodate every woman wanting to feel confident and sexy. With their Lise Charmel lingerie in various designs and sizes, they can certainly provide the right product suitable to every need and preference there is. Finding lingerie that has it all – excellent fit, fabric and design, can be difficult with all the products available online. Ouh La La Limited is aware that this is among the most common dilemmas of online buyers today and that’s why they make it a point it to only feature and sell the best products on their online store. In fact, their Lise Charmel range is among their most sought-after offers because of their dazzling look and quality. According to this shop, “The French luxury lingerie brand Lise Charmel offers an exquisite range of stylish undergarments to suit every shape and taste, made using the finest-quality satin, silk and lace, and includes bras in standard to larger cup sizes, as well as the brand for the fuller figure, Eprise”. To give everyone an idea about the Lise Charmel products offered by Ouh La La Limited, their Lise Charmel – Resille Lotus Read more…