Tiny Critically Endangered Gorilla Baby Born In New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A tiny baby gorilla has been born at the zoo in New Orleans. Keepers don’t yet know the sex of the critically endangered western lowland gorilla born Friday to 13-year-old Tumani and father Okpara, Audubon Zoo spokeswoman Katie Smith said in an email. “Tumani is demonstrating excellent mothering behaviors and the entire troop is doing exceptionally well,” Smith said. She said keepers first saw the baby during their morning check Friday. Gorilla babies weigh about 4 …

Coronavirus live news: cases rising in 22 US states as France declares more Covid-19 ‘red zones’

9.34pm EDT 21:34 Mexico’s health ministry on Sunday reported 4,614 new confirmed cases of coronavirus infection and 232 additional fatalities, bringing its totals to 634,023 cases and 67,558 deaths, Reuters reports. The government has said the real number of infected people is likely to be significantly higher than the confirmed cases. 9.16pm EDT 21:16 More on the latest from New Zealand, with Charlotte Graham-McLay: Health officials in New Zealand reported two new cases of Covid-19 spread in the community on …

New Study Shows How COVID-19 Might Affect Pregnant Women

Pregnant women with COVID-19 are less likely to have symptoms, and may be more likely to give birth early, new research shows. Compared with non-pregnant women of a similar age, researchers found pregnant and recently pregnant women with COVID-19 were less likely to report symptoms of fever and muscle pain (myalgia), but were more likely to need admission to an intensive care unit and need ventilation. The study, published in the BMJ, found a quarter of all babies born to …

Coronavirus live news: Europe sees increase in infections among younger people, says WHO chief

7.56am EDT 07:56 Four members of a dwindling tribe in India’s far off Andaman Islands have tested positive for coronavirus, officials said on Thursday as the country reported 75,760 new infections, the highest-single-day rise. The Great Andamanese are one of the six tribes of Mongoloid and African origin, who have lived in the Andamans in the Bay of Bengal for thousands of years. Only about 50 members survive, after thousands were killed by British colonisers in the 19th century or …

Turkey coronavirus infections hit two-month high: Live news

Turkey’s new coronavirus cases have jumped to its highest level since mid-June at 1,502, according to data provided by the government, which responded by banning some celebrations in 14 provinces. Champion sprinter Usain Bolt has tested positive for coronavirus days after celebrating his 34th birthday with a big party. More than 23.6 million people around the world have been diagnosed with the coronavirus, and 15.3 million have recovered. More than 813,000 have died, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. Here are …

National Republicans Are Ordering Up Attacks On A Democrat’s Sexual Orientation

The congressional GOP’s campaign arm is asking other Republican and conservative groups to attack Gina Ortiz Jones, the Democratic candidate for a key swing House seat in Texas, for being gay. A National Republican Campaign Committee website outlining its preferred attacks on candidates instructs outside groups to include reminders of Jones’ sexual orientation in digital and television advertising and mailers, highlighting an image of Jones with her partner and the talking point that “Jones and her female partner lived and …

Chinese-Made Smartphones Are Secretly Stealing Money From People Around The World

When Mxolosi saw a Tecno W2 smartphone in a store in Johannesburg, South Africa, he was attracted to its looks and functionality. But what really drew him in was the price, roughly $30 — far less than comparable models from Samsung, Nokia, or Huawei, Africa’s other top brands. “They’re very attractive and appealing to your eyes,” Mxolosi, who asked for his last name not to be used to protect his personal safety, told BuzzFeed News. “Honestly, I was a Samsung …

Powell set to deliver ‘profoundly consequential’ speech, changing how the Fed views inflation

Jerome Powell, chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve, speaks during a Senate Banking Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020. Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty Images History will remember Paul Volcker and Jerome Powell as standing on the opposite ends of the inflation canyon, with the former taking desperate actions to try to tamp it down and the latter expected this week to announce an unprecedented effort to crank it back up. Volcker, the Federal …

Coronavirus live news: Hong Kong man’s second Covid-19 infection gives rise to immunity concerns

1.55pm EDT 13:55 That’s all from me today. Jessica Murray will keep the blog warm throughout the evening. Here is a summary of what has been a fairly quiet day on the blog: A Hong Kong man has caught Covid again four months after he recovered from his first bout, in what medics says is the first confirmed case of human re-infection. Usain Bolt may or may not have Covid — but he is definitely self-isolating. There is “very low …

Why do Covid fatalities remain low when infection numbers are rising?

While some scientists believe the virus has become less deadly, others look at the factors that suggest otherwise Some researchers believe that social distancing has led to smaller amounts of the virus being transmitted. Photograph: Bradley Collyer/PA   Are Covid-19 death rates decreasing? Most statistics indicate that although cases of Covid-19 are rising in many parts of Europe and the United States, the number of deaths and cases of severe complications remain relatively low. For example, patients on ventilators have …

South Korea Imposes Strict New Measures to Halt COVID-19 After Infections Reported in Most Major Cities

(SEOUL, South Korea) — South Korea is banning large gatherings, closing beaches, shutting nightspots and churches and removing fans from professional sports in strict new measures announced Saturday as it battles the spread of the coronavirus.   Health Minister Park Neung-hoo announced the steps shortly after the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 332 new cases — the ninth straight day of triple-digit increases. The national caseload is now at 17,002, including 309 deaths. While most of the …

Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny on flight from Russia to Germany in coma

Medics load Alexei Navalny in an ambulance at Omsk Emergency Hospital No 1 where Navalny was admitted after he fell ill in what his spokeswoman said was a suspected poisoning in Omsk on August 22, 2020.   Gravely ill Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny was en route to Germany early on Saturday to receive medical care after the opposition politician’s allies accused the Russian authorities of trying to stop his evacuation. Navalny’s life was not in immediate danger, he was in …

Michelle Obama Calls Trump ‘Clearly in Over His Head’ in Democratic National Convention Speech

(WASHINGTON) — At the 2016 Democratic National Convention, Michelle Obama told party members that “when they go low, we go high.” After four years of President Donald Trump, she came back to give it to them straight. “If you think things cannot possibly get worse, trust me they can; and they will, if we don’t make a change in this election,” Mrs. Obama told her party in a blunt and emotional appeal that capped the first night of the Democrats’ …

AMP executive claims company downplayed her sexual harassment complaint

The woman at the centre of a sexual harassment claim against AMP executive Boe Pahari has accused the company of attempting to downplay the accusations levelled against him, alleging through lawyers that the private capital boss engaged in “serious, persistent and wide-ranging” conduct against her. Breaking her silence to “defend my reputation by setting the record straight”, Julia Szlakowski, a former AMP employee based in California, has for the first time released details of the allegations levelled against Pahari concerning …

Judge grants preliminary injunction requiring Uber and Lyft to stop classifying drivers as contractors

A California judge granted a preliminary injunction Monday requiring Uber and Lyft to stop classifying their drivers as independent contractors pending further action by the court. The order will take effect after 10 days, as the companies requested a brief stay during the appeals process. If upheld, the ruling could have serious implications for Uber and Lyft, both of which are not yet profitable and have seen their ride-hailing businesses suffer during the pandemic. By classifying their drivers as independent workers, rather …

What Sort Of Carbs Can I Eat if I’m Living the Paleo Way Of Life?

The paleo diet is frequently connected with low carbohydrates and a heavy met consumption. This does not always be true. Unlike the Atkins diet, the paleo diet is not concentrated on lowering carbs. It is more about addition and exclusion of foods. You are needed to only consume foods that are permitted on the paleo diet plan and avoid foods such as processed foods, grains, dairy, sugar, artificial additives, etc. Simply by eliminating these foods or foods which contain these …

Cooking with Oils.

Everyone understands the foods to eat that enhance health, although how we cook the food can be just as important. With there being numerous oils and butter products declaring to be the best, it can be quite difficult to know which ones to use and which ones to avoid. 1. Canola oil. Canola oil is a popular oil, with numerous physicians claiming that it has the capability to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. The oil is low in hydrogenated …

Changing How You Consume.

As you may understand, not sustaining up with the ideal nutrients can impact how well your body carries out and your general physical fitness advantages. Even though healthy eating is essential, there are misconceptions that prevent your efficiency if you listen to them. Below, you’ll discover some misconception busters on healthy eating. 1. Working out on an empty stomach. If you hear a rumbling noise in your stomach, the rumbling is trying to inform you something. Without listening to them, …

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Calcium and Consuming Healthy.

Did you comprehend the significance of calcium in your diet plan before the prevalent news of the results of insufficient calcium was released? Most likely not. Chances are you still don’t completely understand the effect of calcium on your digestion processes and the performance of your heart. Calcium is one of the essential elements that must exist during the metabolism of our food, and throughout the pounding of your heart. Calcium shortages in these two areas are what assists lead …