Third Zika case reported in Duval County


The CDC says that Zika illness is general mild – coming with a rash, fever and joint pain.

That means their unborn children could develop birth defects that doctors originally called microcephaly but now term fetal brain disruption syndrome. The patient in the case contracted the virus while traveling outside of the country.

For more information about the Zika virus, the Snohomish Health District recommends these resources: Zika Virus 101, Zika & Pregnancy and How Zika Spreads. But, transmission of the virus through sex is more common than previously thought, World Health Organization officials have said.

The State of Texas is prepared for a potential outbreak.

According to the Associated Press, President Barack Obama requested $1.9 billion for the effort four months ago, and last week a Republican-drafted measure offered $1.1 billion. “It won’t serve New Yorkers well if we create the impression that Zika is a Dominican problem or a Puerto Rico problem or a Guyana problem”, she told the paper.

This week, Grand Forks also reported to NDDoH another crow and a mosquito pool tested positive for West Nile. Still, the threat of a local epidemic is serious, especially in southern coastal states where mosquito populations are rampant. It can take weeks to get results. The bill also would have cut $543 million in unused funds from the implementation of Obamacare, $107 million from leftover funds used to fight Ebola, and $100 million in administrative funds from the Health and Human Services Department.

Shah said there are cuts that can be made, “but there comes a point where you stretch people too much”.

The authors said that the mechanism by which Zika virus may cause abnormalities is not yet understood, but that it’s likely the result of the virus attacking the nervous system with subsequent damage to the brain and muscle impairment.

Mosquito traps are set out on lawns and inside sewers in more than 250 designated areas.

This month, mosquitoes capable of transmitting Zika start biting in Florida, the Gulf states and southern California. “Our study, which included all suspected cases of microcephaly in newborns in Brazil up to February, discarded three out of five cases after a full investigation as most suspected cases ended up being normal newborn babies with small heads”.

Other counties don’t have the same capacity.

Despite those risks, the Post-ABC poll finds that two-thirds of those polled say they are waiting to see whether any personal action will be necessary.

Missouri won’t immediately halt Planned Parenthood funding


A separate Texas law approved in 2003 requires abortions performed after 16 weeks of pregnancy to take place in an ambulatory surgical center.

Pro-abortion rights religious groups celebrated the decision, arguing that the law had placed an unacceptable burden on women.

Reaction to the court’s ruling was immediate. The court’s ruling called out the false basis for these laws; instead it relied on medical science, recognizing not only the safety of abortion, but also the onerous impact of the law on Texas women. It required doctors who perform abortions to be able to admit patients to a hospital within 30 miles of their clinics; providers at the clinic in Jackson had been unable to obtain such privileges.

Prosecutors in the case said Gosnell got away with his crimes for decades because of the lack of government oversight of abortion clinics. Many of these passed with claims of helping and protecting women.

On Thursday, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, a leading anti-abortion voice in the Texas Legislature, was pleased with the newly released statistics.

Justice Clarence Thomas wrote the dissenting opinion, which was joined by Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Samuel Alito.

Despite the anti-abortion movement’s pronouncements that it is concerned with health care of women, it has done everything in its power – constructed every possible barrier – to limit women’s health care options, making it much harder for women – especially the poor and underserved – to get adequate health care. He added that the Constitution “renounces the notion that some constitutional rights are more equal than others”.

“The Supreme Court’s decision today denying cert in Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin v. Schimel is not surprising given the court’s decision yesterday in a similar Texas abortion law case”, said Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel in a statement to the press. That was possible, in part, because in 1992, the court did not provide a guide as to where permissible regulation becomes an “undue burden”.

The number of women enrolled in the Texas health program fell by 9 percent in 2013 when compared with 2011, and those who received Medicaid-funded services declined by 25 percent, according to a report by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission.

Drops were especially acute among Hispanics and women undergoing medically induced abortions. She said court turned a corner its 1992 Casey decision by rejecting the idea of being “the country’s ex officio medical board” but it “reversed course” with the Texas decision by deciding it knew “better than representatives duly elected by the people of the United States”.

“Permits would be required for new construction or remodeling of a facility to the standards set forth in the code classification”, she said.

More than 40 abortion clinics operated in the state before HB 2 was passed. “The pro-life generation is stronger than ever before”, Maddie Schulte, a regional coordinator at Students for Life, told The Heritage Foundation’s The Daily Signal outside the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. “I’m excited to see what comes next”.

President Barack Obama praised the decision, saying, “We remain strongly committed to the protection of women’s health, including protecting a woman’s access to safe, affordable health care and her right to determine her own future”. Previously abortion-seekers could have the meeting over the phone.

Looking ahead, a key question for both sides in the abortion debate is to what extent Monday’s ruling will affect other types of abortion restrictions, beyond the two provisions at stake in the Texas law.

“This ruling won’t stop us from continuing to work to protect all American lives, and we won’t stop until we’ve won”, Ferguson said. In Missouri, the admitting-privileges law led to the closure of an abortion clinic in Columbia, leaving the state with just one clinic. Would they petition local hospitals – the very same hospitals they’ve threatened to boycott – to allow admitting privileges for clinic doctors?

Obama llama a Erdogan y ofrece “asistencia” tras el atentado de Estambul


Por otra parte, fuerzas de seguridad de Turquía mataron a dos supuestos insurgentes del grupo en la frontera con Siria, dijeron Anadolu y una televisora turca.

Tres terroristas perpetraron en la noche del martes un triple atentado en el aeropuerto Atatürk de Estambul que ha causado al menos 41 víctimas mortales -además de los tres atacantes- y 239 heridos, según el balance provisional.

“¡No más sangre de gente inocente derramada, no más violencia, no más fanatismo!”, escribió en Twitter el secretario general de la Unión de Naciones Suramericanas (Unasur), Ernesto Samper. El Ministerio del Interior ha organizado un centro de crisis para seguir la situación, se han cancelado todos los vuelos y se ha cerrado el aeropuerto hasta las 08.00 hora local (06.00 GMT) de hoy. Las autoridades han impuesto un apagón informativo a los medios sobre imágenes relacionadas con el atentado.

“El aeropuerto internacional de Ataturk, como el aeropuerto de Bruselas, atacado a comienzos de este año, es un símbolo de las conexiones internacionales y de los lazos que nos unen”, señala el comunicado del portavoz del presidente estadounidense, Barack Obama.

El segundo aeropuerto de la ciudad de Estambul, el de Sabiha Gokcen, ya fue atacado en diciembre de 2015 en un atentado con mortero en el que perdió la vida una mujer y que fue asumido por el grupo armado Halcones para La Libertad del Kurdistán.

“Rezamos por las víctimas, por los familiares y por el querido pueblo turco”, añadió Francisco.

En su conversación, Carter expresó sus condolencias y condenó “enérgicamente” el “atroz” ataque, un “asalto cobarde” contra Turquía, país socio de Estados Unidos en la lucha contra el terrorismo y un “incondicional aliado” de la OTAN, alianza a la que Turquía pertenece desde 1952.

Supreme Court Reaffirms Constitutional Right to Abortion, Strikes Down Texas Restrictions


The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday struck down a Texas law that imposed tough restrictions on abortion clinics, a ruling that both supporters and opponents of abortion rights said could make it more hard to defend restrictions approved previous year in Arkansas.

Abortion activists are calling this decision the next big step in women’s reproductive rights. No woman or doctor should be punished for receiving or providing essential medical care.

“Today is an incredible day for women’s health care, for reproductive health care”, said Carrie Galloway, CEO of the Planned Parenthood Association of Utah. “It is a very sad ruling”, the First Baptist Dallas senior pastor said.

“I was thrilled, it needs to happen”, Molina said. “How many more people will die because of this ruling?”

The law, House Bill 2, required doctors performing abortions to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals, and that the clinics be enlarged and staffed as if they were surgical centers.

And in the Supreme Court, they claimed that these regulations were unconstitutional under the court’s 1992 test that asks whether the regulations or restrictions impose an undue burden on a woman’s access to abortion. He called the decision a devastating blow for women’s safety and health. In knocking down the admitting privileges requirement, the court said “sufficient evidence” existed to prove that requirement “led to the closure of half of Texas’ clinics, or thereabouts”.

In reaffirming and strengthening constitutional protections for abortion rights, it’s likely similar provisions in other states will be found to be unconstitutional, which will affect restrictions on abortions in the future. The decision comes following the UN’s report calling Ireland’s restrictive abortion laws a violation of women’s human rights, another major step forward in the pro-choice movement.

“I’m disappointed in the court’s decision”.

Indiana’s Republican lawmakers in DC reacted Monday afternoon.

The five-justice majority also underscored the fragility of that right and again made clear the importance of the 2016 presidential election.

The president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America is cheering the Supreme Court’s abortion ruling as “an enormous victory for women”.

Numerous laws were based on models written by Americans United for Life, an anti-abortion legal group. Forty-one percent believe the procedure should be illegal in all or most cases – rising to 68 percent among conservative Republicans and 69 percent among white evangelicals. The Supreme Court has not taken up any outright ban on abortion tied to fetal gestation in decades and has repeatedly rejected pleas by states to endorse such laws. Justice Anthony Kennedy was the swing vote in the decision.

This “sweeping and decisive” ruling will be “a powerful tool in the fight against these other restrictions” in other states, she said.

“It’s just saying that you can kill babies as long as you do them in a surgical center, as long as the doctor as hospital privileges“, Boyett said.

USMNT to play friendly vs. Cuba in Havana in October


The U.S. national team will meet Cuba Oct.7, the teams’ first meeting in a friendly match since 1947.

US met Cuba in Baltimore at last year’s Gold Cup, and Dempsey scored four as his team won 6-0. In 2014, Barack Obama began to restore full relations between the United States and Cuba, after more than 50 years of hostility between the two countries.

Their only other soccer visit to Cuba during that span was a 1-0 win for the September 2008 during the semi-final round of qualifying for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The two sides will play at Estadio Pedro Marrero in Havana, a city that up until recently, Americans were heavily restricted from visiting.

“We are happy to have the chance to bring our team to Cuba”, U.S. head coach Jurgen Klinsmann said in a release.

The friendly against Cuba will air on ESPN and Univision networks. Earlier this year the Tampa Bay Rays traveled there and played an exhibition game against the Cuban national team.

The match will follow the end of the semifinal round of World Cup 2018 qualifying in Concacaf. The Cosmos were the first US soccer team to play there since the now-defunct Chicago Sting in 1978.

Italia 2-0 España, en directo


Sin excusas se presentó el entrenador de la Selección Nacional de España, Vicente del Bosque, quien aceptó que Italia fue superior a los ibéricos y es justo vencedor en el duelo de octavos de final de la Eurocopa 2016.

Italia es un equipo que juega bien y con mucha eficacia, con un fútbol muy difícil de contrarrestar”.

En un gran partido entre dos grandes selecciones, Italia fue más en la primera parte y se quedó con la victoria con un gol de Giorgio Chiellini a los 33 minutos. Las malas sensaciones de esa derrota se hicieron sentir durante el primer tiempo ante la Azzurra, con un equipo débil atrás, sin ideas clara en ataque, sin poder controlar el partido en el medio. Así, tras un rebote que da De Gea en un tiro libre, Chiellini anotó el 1-0.

Por su parte, AS señaló la eliminación como “El final de una era” y puntualizó: “Repaso de Italia en la primera parte y reacción fallida de España en la segunda”.

Italia se tomó la revancha de esta forma de las últimas tres derrotas en partidos oficiales, en cuartos de final de la Eurocopa-2008 y semifinales de la Copa de las Confederaciones-2013, ambas por penales, y de la goleada recibida en la final de la Eurocopa-2012 (4-0).

Y fue así que se concretó la cita del lunes en el Stade de France, con los protagonistas de la final de la pasada edición.

De las pocas oportunidades que tuvieron los españoles se encargó el arquero veterano Gianluigui Buffon que a sus 38 años le detuvo dos disparos con potencia y bien colocados a Gerard Piqué, el segundo cuando el partido se estaba muriendo.

Se espera que el técnico español Vicente del Bosque reitere el once titular español por cuarto partido seguido, pese al golpe anímico que significó la inesperada derrota 2-1 ante Croacia.

Uno de esos espacios permitió a Italia sentenciar el juego y firmar el 2-0 al 91′ con un gol de Pellé que remató cómodo en punto penal en otro fallo en la cobertura de la zaga española.

Twilio Inc Stock Surges over 70% on First Trading Day Post-IPO


The IPO is the proving ground for such questioning and Twilio – a key platform that enables developers to incorporate phone calls and text messages into their apps – is worth a more modest $1.1bn, according to CBInsights’ list of unicorns and their respective valuations.

Cloud-based communications provider Twilio goes public today on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “TWLO”. Its shares were valued at $11.31 during its most recent round of fundraising previous year, according to data from venture capital database PitchBook.

The emergence of a tech company in the public market is rare enough in the middle of an IPO drought, but Twilio Inc.

After months of preparations – detailed disclosures about the company’s operations to the Securities and Exchange Commission ran hundreds of pages – Twilio had thousands of new shareholders and was valued at more than US$2 billion. Despite a recent struggling IPO market, the positive initial reaction received by Twilio could open the window for other the tech Unicorns to follow suit in launching their own respective IPOs. San Francisco-based Twilio priced 10 million Class A shares at $15 each, according to a statement Wednesday, after offering them for $12 to $14 apiece.

Companies who are burning money with no short term plans to become profitable may well still be considered poorly by the market should they decide to go public. That means that while issuers are shy of taking private companies to market, investors are doing well and venture capitalists should be feeling confident about there being a path to IPO for startups, she says. Uber, Nordstrom, Box and Coca-Cola are among the 28,000 companies that use Twilio’s software to send notifications and interact with users.

Still, Wallace said Twilio’s good news may augur well for Line, a Japan-based messaging app that’s aiming for a $5 billion valuation next month in dual listings on the NY and Tokyo stock exchanges. Twilio was a test of investor receptivity to the software company’s finances, which show 88 per cent revenue growth over past year but consistent net losses. Technology Crossover Ventures invests in both public and private companies – of which 59 have gone public. SEC for an initial public offering, which was quietly announced near the conclusion of the company’s Signal conference for developers that took place at the end of May.

Lakers selling their future, not history, to free agents


However, many people have forgotten about the players that the Lakers are looking to re-sign.

First, the Lakers could not land a meeting with Kevin Durant, stripping them of any hope to land the seven-time NBA All-Star to replace Kobe Bryant.

With Whiteside averaging a league-high 3.68 blocked shots and 11.8 rebounds, he would go a long way toward bolstering the Lakers’ center spot.

The Cleveland Cavaliers center was a huge part of the team’s run to the NBA Finals just one year ago, but was essentially benched throughout the playoffs on the team’s run to the title this season.

By extending qualifying offers, the players become restricted free agents.

The Lakers could immediately offer Clarkson a four-year deal worth $88.9 million. Since Clarkson is under the Gilbert Arenas Provision, his max salary would be under MLE for the first two years before blossoming beyond $20 million per season starting 2018-19.

According to Eric Pincus and Basketball Insiders, the Lakers’ qualifying offers were Clarkson at $2,725,000, Huertas at $1,074,636 and Black at $1,180,431. Some people overlook the plight of the rebuilding process and how certain free agents would potentially fit. They’ve talked publicly (as has JC) about re-signing Clarkson and matching most offers thrown at the young guard, but to see that they are at least going to consider the same for Huertas and Black is a bit more of breaking news than anything with Clarkson. But that could eat into the Lakers’ future spending power when they presumably have more to offer free agents. The Lakers are unlikely to retain reserve forward Ryan Kelly and reserve center Robert Sacre.

The Los Angeles Lakers have extended qualifying offers to guards Jordan Clarkson and Marcelo Huertas, and forward Tarik Black. There’s only one problem: more of those players are becoming unavailable.

Piden que DiCaprio no interprete a poeta persa


Una espectadora lanzó una petición en línea para impedir que el actor de vida a Jalaluddin Rumi. Tras el escándalo de los premios Oscar, que causaron revuelo e incluso llamadas de boicot por no incluir personas de raza negra en las categorías de actuación -algo que llevó a hacer un esfuerzo en recién anunciada elección de nuevos miembros de la Academia-, llega una nueva controversia al respecto.

Tras el éxito obtenido en la película “The Revenant”, cinta que le valió su primer Oscar como Mejor Actor, Leonardo DiCaprio podría comenzar un nuevo proyecto en la pantalla grande en el que interprete a un famoso poeta musulmán del siglo dieciocho; sin embargo, esto no tiene muy contentos a sus fans.

Tantos fueron los tweets de rechazo y las publicaciones en Facebook, que la usuaria Valerie Jankovic lanzó una petición en línea considerando este casting como “ridículo y ofensivo”, además de que se trata de otro ejemplo más del “blanqueamiento” que intenta hacer Hollywood en todas sus películas.

La historia comenzó cuando David Franzoni y Stephen Joel Brown le confiaron en entrevista a un periódico que les encantaría que Leo aceptara ser Jalaluddin Rumi, un escritor del sigo XIII, de origen persa, y que obviamente NO ERA BLANCO. “Los actores musulmanes son frecuentemente encasillados como terroristas, pero cuando una película lo muestra de un modo positivo, los hacen a un lado para dar paso a otro actor blanco”, expresa el escrito publicado en Facebook.

Ikea retira 29 millones de muebles por muerte de tres niños


Luego de una larga lista de accidentes con bebés y chicos, varios de ellos fatales, la cadena sueca de muebles y objetos para el hogar Ikea enfrenta un escándalo: se vio obligada a retirar del mercado de Estados Unidos y Canadá 36 millones de cómodas y tocadores del modelo Malm porque corren el riesgo de volcarse y aplastar a una criatura.

El anuncio fue efectuado por la Comisión para la Seguridad de los Productos del Consumidor (CPSC, por sus siglas en inglés) de EE.UU., que indicó que la retirada del producto también afecta a 6,6 millones de gaveteros vendidos en Canadá.

La multinacional ha hecho un llamamiento a estadounidenses y canadienses para que dejen de usar “inmediatamente” cualquier cajón o cómoda, que no está correctamente anclado y colocarlo en una zona que no sea accesible para los niños.

La Comisión de Seguridad de Productos de Estados Unidos dice que al menos seis niños, todos menores de tres años, murieron al caerles un aparador de Ikea encima.

Después del deceso de cinco niños entre 2003 y 2014 y recientemente en marzo donde “Ninguna de estas cómodas estaban ancladas a la pared según las informaciones que tenemos”, mientras que las instrucciones de montaje lo señalan, informó la portavoz.

La empresa sueca ofrece a los compradores dos opciones: o les devuelve el dinero o les envía de forma gratuita un técnico para que fije el mueble a la pared.

La compañía aseguró haber vendido más de 147 millones de cómodas en el mundo estos 13 últimos años, más de la mitad (78 millones) de la gama Malm.

Ikea ya advirtió mediante una campaña en 2015 a sus clientes de la necesidad de anclar estas cómodas a la pared, después de que se confirmara el fallecimiento de dos niños en Estados Unidos, después de que los cajones de la cómoda cayeran sobre ellos.