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Wilkinson aims to be B.C. premier after cabinet role, working as doctor and lawyer

VANCOUVER — Former cabinet colleague Bill Bennett warns anyone verbally sparring with B.C. Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson to be prepared.

“It’s easy to fall into a trap when you’re arguing with Andrew,” Bennett said in an interview. “Without knowing it you end up in a dead-end canyon, wondering how the heck you’re going to get out of it. He’s a very logical person and he won’t say anything more than he has to say.”  

The B.C. election is Wilkinson’s first as party leader, and part of his challenge is that his predecessor was Christy Clark, whose magnetic personality was a draw, Bennett said.

“He’s an unusual person to be in politics and he’s probably an unusual person to be running for premier of the province,” said Bennett, who co-chaired Wilkinson’s leadership campaign after Clark resigned in 2017 following the Liberals’ defeat after 16 years in power.  

But Bennett said there’s

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Two top leaders of soldiers’ home indicted for criminal neglect

Colleen Croteau is sickened and heartbroken by the horror of her father’s last days inside the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home during the pandemic.”What was taken away from him was his dignity, and in the last days, especially dying in that cafeteria with no electricity,” she said.Croteau’s father, Air Force veteran Donald Bushey, was part of the controversial move in March where healthy veterans were moved to the same unit with COVID-19-positive and symptomatic veterans. He spent the last hours of his life in a bed in the dining room that was ill-equipped to handle sick patients and offered no privacy.”Next to him were patients who were well and they were up and about, eating lunch while my dad was within the last hours of his life,” his daughter said.5 Investigates first reported Friday that two of the home’s former top leaders – Superintendent Bennett Walsh and medical director Dr. David Clinton … Read More

Pac-12 primer: Examining the factors that led to the league’s decision to play ball | Arizona Wildcats football

The overall schedule must be coordinated with the Pac-12’s television partners, ESPN and Fox. Only a handful of the 42 games are expected to air on the Pac-12 Networks.

When will the Wildcats start practice?

Aside from a handful of brief stoppages, the Cats have been “practicing” since summer. They’re just going to be able to do more now.

Like other teams in the Pac-12, the UA had been limited to 12 hours per week. That included five hours of on-field instruction with coaches, plus meetings and weightlifting.

Now, starting as early as Friday, the Wildcats can ramp up their preparation. They can shift to 20 hours a week for the next two weeks with an accompanying increase in physical activity.

An even more rigorous training-camp schedule will start 29 days before the first game. So if they’re opening Nov. 7, the Cats will begin training camp Oct. 9. If

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1-year-old boy receives life-saving treatment, with help of Bellator’s ‘Pitbull’ brothers

A 1-year-old Brazilian boy will receive life-saving medicine for a rare disease – thanks to funding acquired by the Brazilian government and raised with the help of Bellator fighters Patricio Freire and Patricky Friere.

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Arthur Ferreira Belo, 1, suffers from Type 1 spinal muscular atrophy (SMA1). According to a website created in Belo’s name, SMA1 is “a rare genetic disease, characterized by weakness and muscular atrophy, followed by fasciculations severely compromising mobility during an early stage.”

The cost of medication and devices was upward of 12 million Reais (equivalent to approximately $2.18 million USD), according to Patricio and manager Matheus Aquino.

To make matters more complicated, Belo needs to take the necessary medicine before turning the age of 2 in order to be considered safe and effective. With an additional window of time needed, a Sept. 20 date was determined as the deadline to get the

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Here’s How the Pandemic Finally Ends

The microscopic bundles of RNA, wrapped in spiky proteins, latch on to human cells, hijack them, use them as factories to replicate, and then leave them for dead. It’s a biological blitzkrieg—an invasion so swift and unexpected that the germs are free to jump from host to host with little interference.

Fast forward to the future. Now, when the prickly enemies invade the lungs, they slip past the human cells, unable to take hold. They’re marked for destruction, soon to be surrounded and eliminated. Though some escape through the airways, they confront the same defenses in their next target—if, that is, they can get anywhere near the human cells. There are so few people left to infect that the germs have nowhere to replicate, nowhere to survive.

This is the end of the coronavirus pandemic. And this is how it could happen in the United States: By November 2021, most

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Reasons for football injuries

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If professional footballers are out of action due to injuries, this can have serious consequences for the club. However, in order to avoid injuries, it is important to know how exactly and in which situations these injuries typically occur. A research team from the Faculty of Sport Science at Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) and the German statutory accident insurance VBG (Department for Sports Injury Prevention) has used videos to analyze moderate and severe injuries among professional footballers. The team reported on their findings and conclusions in the British Journal of Sports Medicine on 26 August 2020.

In the first step, Christian Klein, Dr. Patrick Luig, Dr. Thomas Henke, Hendrik Bloch and Professor Petra Platen searched for the match scenes of all moderate and severe football injuries in the period from 2014 to 2017 that had resulted in more than one week of absence for the injured player.

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Reasons for football injuries | EurekAlert! Science News

The team reported on their findings and conclusions in the British Journal of Sports Medicine on 26 August 2020.

In the first step, Christian Klein, Dr. Patrick Luig, Dr. Thomas Henke, Hendrik Bloch and Professor Petra Platen searched for the match scenes of all moderate and severe football injuries in the period from 2014 to 2017 that had resulted in more than one week of absence for the injured player. For this purpose, they viewed the relevant video sequences via the media portal of the German Football League. In order to systematically analyse all match scenes, they developed an observation sheet in which they recorded, for example, on which surface, after how many minutes and where on the pitch the injury occurred, whether there had been a foul, what position the player was in and where on the body the injury was located.

Predominantly knees, thighs and ankle joints


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Nigeria: No Medicine in Nigeria

She was still interacting with some of them when her doctor strolled in. When the doctor saw a sea of black patients who wanted to see their doctors, he could not hide his shock. He expressed this by calling the attention of his patient to his observation. He asked the woman about the nationalities of the patients and her response was that they were all Nigerians. And the doctor wondered aloud, “No medicine in Nigeria?”

One of the stories I have avoided telling in writing is the story of my health, hoping it would be part of my memoir one day, God willing. Notwithstanding, the circumstance that has arisen now at the instance of our ‘progressive’ government which has fulfilled in the breach, many of its promises of change, the economic strangulations President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration has imposed on hapless Nigerians, prompted my telling part of the story.

I was

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Challenge Trials in the Works; CDC Staff Woes; Drug With N=21 Worth a Shot?

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Challenge studies with COVID-19 vaccines that deliberately expose participants to the virus are under discussion in Great Britain — but not with Sanofi’s vaccine, the company stressed. (BBC, Reuters)

The FDA wants to use relatively strict standards for COVID vaccine emergency authorizations, but will the White House allow it? (Politico)

As of 8:00 a.m. ET Thursday, the unofficial U.S. COVID-19 tally stood at 6,935,414 cases and 201,920 deaths — reflecting increases of 37,873 and 1,102, respectively, since Wednesday.

Scientists analyzed a large collection of genetic sequences of SARS-CoV-2 and found that the virus has been mutating and possibly become more contagious, according to a paper released before peer review. (Washington Post)

Britain said to be at another tipping point in COVID, and Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland are taking different safety measures than England. (

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Nebraska Medicine computer issues continue into fourth day | Local News

The “security incident” that shut down information technology systems at Nebraska Medicine early Sunday continued into its fourth day Wednesday.

The computer network outage has led to the postponement of patient appointments this week and required staffers in the system’s hospitals and clinics to chart by hand. One patient’s appointment scheduled for Friday already has been canceled.

An Omaha mom arrived with her son at a University of Nebraska Medical Center pediatric dental clinic Wednesday only to be told the system was down.

Alexie Herrmann said she was frustrated because she had taken her son out of his first day of in-person school for the appointment. He had not been seen in the dental clinic for almost a year because of the coronavirus pandemic.

“I am definitely frustrated, and a little concerned, because they didn’t seem (to know) much of what’s going on,” she said.

A health system spokesman said

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