Amid heightened security, another device was found at a train station in Elizabeth, New Jersey, Mayor Chris Bollwage said on Twitter. The device detonated while it was being examined with a robot, AP reported. No one was injured and officials didn’t say whether it was related to the Chelsea incident, the AP said. Several people were taken into custody overnight for questioning, the AP said.
Videos, some recorded on cellphones and security cameras, provided a crucial depiction of the explosion and its aftermath, a record of moments that would not have been so keenly felt for many otherwise: the chilling before and after of the street in Chelsea, images of the blast and its force, and one witness's chance to document the scene and express himself in a moment of fear.
Public health impacts all of us, in every corner of the globe, every day of our lives — not only our health and safety, but also how we live, what we wear, what we eat, what happens to our environment and the stewardship of our planet. For better or worse, these 100 objects have made their mark on public health. Some, such as vaccines, have helped keep us healthy. Others, including cigarettes, have made us sick. Some are surprising (horseshoe crabs?) and others make perfect sense (bicycle helmet). Some are relics from the past (spittoon) and others are products of our digital age (smartphone). We’ve compiled this list of 100 objects to recognize the Centennial of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health — and to help us appreciate the vast reach of public health.
The Foundation has been at the center of a long-brewing controversy surrounding a solicited $25,000 check it wrote to Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi just after she began making inquiries about joining Schneiderman's suit against Trump U, which she eventually "nixed." The Foundation, as a nonprofit, is forbidden to make political donations, and paid a $2,500 penalty to the IRS for breaking tax law. However, a copy of the check released by Schneiderman to the Times appears to undercut allegations that Trump paid Bondi explicitly to not investigate Trump U, as it was signed by Trump four days before a report in the Orlando Sentinel revealed Bondi was considering looking into joining Schneiderman's suit, though she received it four days after the article was published.
The Vexing Economics of Obamacare (jdargis)
The Affordable Care Act has been the most recent attempt at transmuting the pieces of health care into a well-functioning whole. Recent news, however, including Aetna’s sudden exit from states’ health-insurance exchanges and forecasts of a spike in insurance premiums, has cast serious doubt on the chances of that undertaking succeeding. Is this turbulence to be expected or is it a sign that Obamacare is buckling under the strain of impossibility?
Can India Become An LNG Juggernaut? (Josh O.)
Indian Oil, the state-run refining company, has announced that it expects to earn 15 percent of its total revenue from gas-related projects by 2021. At the moment, gas trading contributes only 5 percent to the company’s bottom line, and India overall relies on gas for 6.5 percent of its energy needs, lagging behind the global average of 23.8 percent. India Oil is set to invest $27 billion in oil and natural gas inside India, including a planned “mega refinery” in partnership with foreign capital. The company has reportedly secured 13 million tons of LNG regasification capacity across terminals in India, and has retained a commitment to importing two cargos of LNG from the Dahej import terminal every month.
That puts 2016 in second place for the lowest minimum on record—statistically tied with 2007, which was within the error bars of this year's data. The record low is retained by 2012, which fell to an incredible 3.39 million square kilometers. This continues the trend of marked decline observed by satellites since 1979.
Get Your Children Good and Dirty (Aaron M.)
Our friend Julia moved to a small free-range pig and poultry farm when her first child, Jedd, was a preschooler. When her second baby was born, she would strap him on her back every morning so that she could go to the chicken coop to pick up eggs. Jedd would chase and ride the chickens—and sometimes taste their feed and touch the fresh eggs. A couple of times, she even caught him chewing on something he had picked up from the ground.
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