first_imgCobblestone Live has announced its lineup for 2020, featuring headliners Smash Mouth, Spin Doctors, and Aqueous.The festival, slated for July 31st–August 1st in Buffalo, NY’s Historic Cobblestone district, will also feature two nights of Andy Frasco & The U.N., Magic Beans, Haley Jane, Root Shock, Functional Flow performing a 90’s set, two nights of Witty Tarbox, Workingman’s Dead, Critt’s Juke Joint performing a 90’s grunge versus 90’s hip-hop set, PA Line, Grub, Cypher, and Grosh.Related: Colorado’s Arise Music Festival Denied Permit For 2020 EventThe third annual gathering, produced by Buffalo Iron Works and Lockhouse Distillery & Bar, will feature live music on two outdoor main stages on Columbia Street and Illinois Street, along with an indoor stage at Buffalo Iron Works, and an electronic stage at Lockhouse. Both single-day and two-day passes for Cobblestone Live, along with VIP tickets, are available now through the festival’s website.last_img read more

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first_imgVictims finally began arriving at the hospital on their own around 12:30 p.m. They were student volunteers from the Red Cross Club at Skyview High School. Skyview senior Shannon Crabtree, 17, was draped in a towel in the waiting room while waiting to be evaluated by a nurse. I feel like a victim, she said. Everyone involved goes away with a better understanding of their responsibilities, Flaherty said.Jose Paul Corona can be reached at 360-759-8038 or [email protected] PORTLAND, Ore. — Skyview High School students in bathing suits braved the elements for their country Tuesday. The scene looked like something out of a Hollywood thriller, but more subdued. Actual patients who were in the area looked confused by what was going on. The fact that everyone was calm and collected seemed to put the real patients in the waiting room at ease. After arriving, the hospital staff members tried to detect if they were contaminated with radiation. Those who were had to remove their clothes, which were then put in plastic trash bags and thrown into a storage bin. The students were prepared for the exercise and were wearing bathing suits under their clothes. The exercise is costing millions of dollars. Clark County received a federal grant of $100,000 for its part in the drill, and other local agencies that participated will be reimbursed for any cost incurred. Everyone taking part in the scenario was taking it very seriously, Williams said while decked out in hazmat gear shortly before victims arrived. The intense drill serves a real purpose. It prepares everyone who would be involved during a real terrorist attack, she said. News crews gathered at the raceway Tuesday morning and awaited the explosion. Once the bomb went off, things went as might be expected during an actual terrorist attack: slowly. Several minutes later, emergency vehicles began arriving. First-responders tended to the wounded, assessed the scene and put on hazardous material gear before searching for other bombs. Nearly 30 Vancouver Police Department officers were at the raceway and took part in the exercise. It s good to know what to do, she added. Victims with simulated wounds were led to the area around the bus several minutes after the blast. They were then scattered around the area and told to lie down on the damp grass and among damaged cars. Shortly after they were in place it began to rain. The scenario allows hospital staff to identify weak spots and problems, said Tamara Paul, a respiratory therapist who took part in the exercise. TOPOFF4 may only be a drill, but it s still nerve-wracking, he added. An Uzbek Islamic Society claimed responsibility for the blast and said two more would follow, said a report on a news Web site set up for the drill. They voluntarily stood outdoors in rainy, 50-degree weather as part of TOPOFF4, the largest anti-terrorism exercise in U.S. history. Once they were stripped of their clothes, they were given towels and then taken to a decontamination tent. Hospital employees in hazmat gear then took them inside the tents and hosed them off with warm water. They were then led into the hospital emergency room. At about 10:30 a.m., a press briefing was held at the site. Few details were readily available, which appeared to be part of the drill. Employees were told that a busload of victims from the raceway would be arriving sometime after 11 a.m., but their arrival time kept getting pushed back. Twenty Vancouver firefighters were dispatched to Southwest Washington Medical Center to help decontaminate blast victims, and some Vancouver police worked a security detail at an area shelter that was set up after the blast. Homeland Security officials along with numerous local public safety agencies, some from Clark County, took part in the local scenario. The area surrounding Portland International Raceway stood in for the Steel Bridge. Her sentiments mirrored those of hospital employees. This type of exercise allows local first responders to work with federal and area agencies who would jump into action during an actual event, said Jim Flaherty, firefighter-spokesman with the Vancouver Fire Department. I m glad we re going through the drill, said Stan Williams, an emergency room technician who volunteered for the exercise. At Legacy Salmon Creek Hospital, employees began preparing to receive some of the injured and wounded. The hospital knew it would be taking part in the drill, but it wasn t known when the call for help would come. The Department of Homeland Security organized the drill, involving more than 15,000 people who work for federal, state and local agencies. The exercise, which continues throughout the week in locations around the country, depicts the explosions of radiological dirty bombs in Guam, Phoenix and Portland, and the aftermath. After everything is over, everyone knows what they need to work on, she said. At the federal level besides Homeland Security, the Department of Defense will perform concurrent exercises related to global terrorist threats. The Department of Health and Human Services will practice dealing with health problems caused by a radiological emergency. The drill scenario: A bomb on a bus went off at 9:06 a.m. at the east end of Portland s Steel Bridge. The explosion heavily damaged the Holladay Park and Davis buildings at Legacy Emanuel Hospital in Portland. Twelve people were killed and 15 were injured in the blast, a hospital press release said. Radiation was widespread.last_img read more

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first_img The recall involves 1,760 cartons of cantaloupe that were sold at Sam’s Club stores in Johnstown, N.Y., and Pottsville, Pa., between Jun 2 and 17, the notice said. The problem was detected in routine testing done by New York agriculture officials on behalf of the US Department of Agriculture. No illnesses were mentioned. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced today that sprouts labeled “Evergreen Produce” are suspected as the cause of Salmonella Entertidis infections in Idaho, Montana, New Jersey, North Dakota, and Washington. The agency said one patient was hospitalized. The earlier outbreak tied to cantaloupe involved 21 cases of Salmonella Panama in 11 states, most of them in the West. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced Jun 23 that the outbreak appeared to be over, as there had been no new case reports since Apr 22. The alfalfa sprouts are packaged in 4-ounce, 16-ounce, 1-pound, and 5-pound bags, and the spicy sprouts are sold in 4-ounce and 1-pound bags, the FDA said. Jun 27, 2011 (CIDRAP News) – Sprouts are the suspected cause of 20 Salmonella infections in five states, while an earlier Salmonella outbreak linked to cantaloupes is probably over, according to federal officials. An Associated Press (AP) report said the sprouts were produced by Evergreen Produce in Moyie Springs, Idaho, in the northern part of the state. The FDA said people who have alfalfa sprouts or spicy sprouts in bags labeled “Evergreen Produce” or “Evergreen Produce Inc.” should discard them in sealed bags. At least 30 illness outbreaks have been linked to various kinds of raw and lightly cooked sprouts since 1996, most of them involving Salmonella or Escherichia coli, the FDA said. The agency said children, the elderly, pregnant women, and people with weakened immune systems should not eat raw sprouts, and consumers in general should cook sprouts thoroughly. See also: Jun 23 CDC notice about earlier outbreak Jun 27 FDA press release The investigation of the outbreak revealed that 11 patients had eaten cantaloupes purchased at eight different stores of a national warehouse club and that the cantaloupes came from single farm in Guatemala, the CDC said. In other developments, Eagle Produce LLC of Scottsdale, Ariz., announced a limited recall of cantaloupes shipped to upstate New York in late May because of potential Salmonella contamination, according to a recall notice posted by the FDA on Jun 24. Jun 24 cantaloupe recall noticelast_img read more

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first_imgA petition for the withdrawal of French troops from the Central African Republic has been launched online, following numerous allegations that soldiers working as UN peacekeepers paid African girls for sex.The appeal, addressed to the UN and its secretary-general, Ban Ki-moon, says: “We demand accountability. And we demand it now!” The petition was launched by filmmaker Samantha Asumadu.The document calls for the French government to “withdraw all its troops from the CAR (Central African Republic) and investigate and prosecute the perpetrators of the horrific abuses of children.”It also demands that action be taken “to ensure victims receive proper care and support in rebuilding their future and prevent further abuse.”The petition has so far received over 4,000 signatures.It comes after a recent report by the AIDS-Free World’s Code Blue campaign stated that UN and French troops based in the CAR had abused at least 98 girls.According to Code Blue, local leaders and victims in the CAR“reported that troops from France and Gabon have sexually abused several girls in their province.” That information was reportedly disclosed during a meeting with the UN’s deputy special representative of the secretary-general and a delegation from MINUSCA, the UN’s peacekeeping mission in the CAR.Recent reports of the abuse of young girls by UN peacekeepers prompted UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s chief of staff, Edmond Mulet, to call an urgent crisis meeting in late March, according to Code Blue.last_img read more

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