The Swedish Transport Administration advised motorists to be wary of fallen trees related to heavy snow which continues to fall across the country. Meanwhile, thousands suffered power outages in the Stockholm area on Sunday and public transport was brought to a standstill in several directions as severe winter weather disrupted infrastructure. “The buses are getting stuck and can’t move. It is making roads dangerous,” Henrik Palmér of administrator Storstockholms Lokaltrafik (SL) told TT. Winds and snow during the night also contributed to difficult conditions in the Blekinge area. “There were a number of fallen trees and problems with level crossings, where bars did not function as they should due to snow and wind,” Katarina Wolffram of the Swedish Transport Administration said. With windy weather reaching Stockholm on Sunday morning, Wolffram warned of fallen trees making smaller roads unpassable. Motorists should try to keep to larger roads … [Read more...] about Sweden’s cold snap disrupts flights and public transport
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The Chambers County Public Health Department has reported its first West Nile Virus case of 2018.According to the public health department, the patient, a resident of Chambers County has been released from the hospital. Health officials say they are actively monitoring the case.The health department did not release details of when and where the patient may have been exposed to the virus.RELATED: West Nile virus sends Houston man to ICU for nearly a month The public health department is recommending residents to protect themselves from the virus, especially those over the age of 50 who are at greater risk.Health department officials recommend people use approved repellents that contain DEET to help keep mosquitos away and to wear long sleeves and pants at dawn and dusk when mosquitoes are most active. Symptoms of West Nile Virus can include:High feverHeadacheNeck stiffnessTremors ConvulsionsMuscle weaknessVision lossNumbnessFor more information about the West Nile Virus visit, … [Read more...] about Chambers County Public Health Department reports first 2018 case of West Nile Virus
POLITICS 10/13/2018 04:31 pm ET Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, implicated in the journalist's potential murder, could blunt criticism using the most sprawling foreign influence campaign in the U.S. today. By Akbar Shahid Ahmed WASHINGTON ― Saudi Arabia is facing an unprecedented backlash from the U.S. elite over the presumed murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi ― and it may respond with an unprecedented offensive of its own to try to turn things around. Congress is threatening sanctions on the longtime U.S. partner, President Donald Trump is publicly demanding answers about Khashoggi’s fate, and major American businesses are backing out of a high-profile Saudi conference. But as top Americans suggest the U.S.-Saudi relationship may be about to fundamentally change, the Saudis have many powerful levers to pull in their efforts to maintain bipartisan support for their frequently controversial policies. By directing billions of dollars of … [Read more...] about Saudi Arabia Wants Trump And Congress To Forget Jamal Khashoggi. Here’s Its Likely Playbook.
CNN is under even more scrutiny on Tuesday morning as The Intercept’s Glenn Greenwald unloaded a major story about the network’s public relations officials–at the direction, clearly, of management–and is refusing to be transparent about a fake news scandal that has engulfed the network and tarnished one of journalism’s all-time great leaders, Carl Bernstein of Watergate fame. In an explosive piece laying out the landscape of an ethical minefield through which CNN is navigating poorly, Greenwald in the headline of the story accuses CNN of lying to its audience in a piece authored by Bernstein; former Barack Obama administration official and CNN chief national security correspondent Jim Sciutto, and CNN researcher Marshall Cohen: “CNN, Credibly Accused of Lying to its Audience About a Key Claim in its Blockbuster Cohen Story, Refuses to Comment.”As Breitbart News has reported, the entire core of the piece from July from Bernstein, Sciutto, and … [Read more...] about Glenn Greenwald: CNN Dodging ‘Serious Ethical and Journalistic Questions’ About Lanny Davis Fake News Scandal
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