Day: September 16, 2020

KPCC Reporter Arrested Covering Compton Police Shooting

Josie Huang, a reporter for the Los Angeles radio station KPCC and news site LAist, was arrested on Saturday night while she was covering the shooting of two sheriff’s deputies in Compton, Calif.

The arrest occurred outside the St. Francis Medical Center in Lynwood, Calif., where the two deputies were being treated for gunshot wounds after they were shot by a gunman earlier that night. Protesters had gathered outside the hospital, where there was a “tense situation developing,” Huang wrote in a tweet before her arrest.

According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Twitter account, protesters were blocking the entrance to the hospital, and police officers ordered them to disperse because they were an “unlawful assembly.” Officers arrested Huang and a male

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Face masks pick perilous path from health protector to fashion accessory



a person wearing a costume: Photograph: Alberto Pizzoli/AFP/Getty Images


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At the Venice Film Festival the actor Tilda Swinton pulled out an ornate gold design face mask and wore it on the red carpet, just like she would have with a statement clutch bag or a must-have piece of jewellery.

The mask was not entirely pandemic-approved – on Instagram the designer James Merry said the custom-made piece was inspired by “stingray skeletons, seaweed and orchids” – but it was symbolic of a bigger shift: the world of high fashion is finally allowing itself to embrace the coronavirus face mask.



Actress Tilda Swinton holds a carnival mask as she poses for photographers upon arrival at the opening ceremony of the 77th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)


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Actress Tilda Swinton holds a carnival mask as she poses for photographers upon arrival at the opening ceremony of the 77th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)


Last week also saw Lady Gaga light up the

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YMCA of Greensboro reopens indoor fitness centers with limited capacity

After months of being temporarily closed, the YMCA of Greensboro is reopening indoor fitness centers at all branches with limited capacity. The move comes after North Carolina entered Phase 2.5 of easing restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Phase 2.5 allows fitness and competitive physical activity facilities to open statewide at 30% capacity.



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“We’re asking members to spend about 75 minutes or so inside the facility,” said Rhonda Anderson, president and CEO of YMCA of Greensboro. “We are at reduced capacity. We want to be able to welcome as many members as possible.”

The YMCA of Greensboro is working to help slow the spread of COVID-19. The top priority is keeping all members and staff safe. Before entering the building, the YMCA is screening all members and staff for COVID-19 exposure and symptoms. That includes conducting wellness and temperature checks.

Before participating in any

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Medique issues recall on medicine sold on Amazon

Medique has issued a recall on over-the-counter medicines.

The drugs were sold exclusively on Amazon and fail to meet the child resistant packaging requirements.

The recall involves 31 different over-the-counter drugs purchased on or after June 1, 2018 that are unexpired from the following brands:  Medi-First, Medi-First Plus, Medique, Dover, Otis Clapp, and Ecolab.

Customers can all Medique at 800-680-2474 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, or online at www.mediqueproducts.com and click on “Recall Notice” at the bottom of the page for more information including registration access.

Product Drug Package Type # of Packets
Medi-First Non-Aspirin Acetaminophen acetaminophen (325 mg) 2 tablets packet  50250
Medi-First Extra Strength Non-Aspirin Acetaminophen  acetaminophen (500 mg) 2 tablets packet  50125250
Medi-First Sinus Pain & Pressure  acetaminophen (500 mg) 2 tablets packet 50125250
Medique APAP acetaminophen (325 mg) 2 tablets packet 250
Medique Extra Strength APAP acetaminophen (500 mg) 2 tablets
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People experiencing hair loss could benefit from a trip to the dentist

Anyone experiencing sudden patches of hair loss could benefit from a trip to the dentist – according to university research.

Alopecia areata, which affects millions in the UK, is an auto-immune disorder where the body produces antibodies that attack the hair follicles.

The hair loss is often in small patches, which are sometimes barely noticeable. But if these patches join up they can become more obvious and lead to anxiety and loss of self confidence.

Also known as localised alopecia, it is estimated to plague around 65,000 people in the UK and can appear at any age – with 80 per cent of cases surfacing before the age of 40.

Stress is thought to be one one potential trigger, but it appears tooth infections could also be a cause according to research carried out by the University of Granada in Spain.

Lead authors Professor Jose Antonio Gil Montoya and Professor

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