Posts Tagged ‘Ebola

18
Aug
15

Rise And Shine

President Barack Obama is briefed during a meeting with senior advisors in the Oval Office, Aug. 18, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.

President Barack Obama is briefed during a meeting with senior advisors in the Oval Office, Aug. 18, 2011. Photo by Pete Souza

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Tara Culp-Ressler: The Obama Administration’s Strategy On Heroin Addiction: Treat It As A Public Health Problem

The Obama administration unveiled a new strategy to combat heroin abuse on Monday, pledging $2.5 million in additional funds to target five “high intensity drug trafficking areas.” The plan, which aims to pair law enforcement officials with health experts, is notable for its emphasis onconnecting heroin users with treatment rather than focusing on putting them behind bars. In the 15 states participating in the pilot program, a

public health official will coordinate “heroin response teams” and help track the number of overdoses in their region. More first responders will be trained about how to administer naloxone, a drug that can reverse overdoses from heroin and prescription painkillers. The new strategy “demonstrates a strong commitment to address the heroin and prescription opioid epidemic as both a public health and a public safety issue,” according to Michael Botticelli, the Obama administration’s director of national drug control policy.

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Katie Valentine: Here’s How The Government Plans To Cut Emissions From Landfills

The Environmental Protection Agency announced plans Friday that aim to reduce landfill emissions of methane and other greenhouse gases by nearly a third, in an attempt to more tightly regulate a sector that accounts for nearly a fifth of total U.S. methane emissions. The proposals seek to update methane regulations on new and existing landfills. If enacted, the EPA says the regulations would reduce methane emissions from municipal solid waste landfills by487,000 tons a year beginning in 2025. Since methane is about 25 times as potent a greenhouse gas as carbon dioxide, that reduction would be equal to cutting carbon dioxide emissions by 12.2 million metric tons — the amount emitted by more than 1.1 million homes.

Under the proposed rules, landfills would have to start capturing two-thirds of their methane and other hazardous emissions by 2023. That’s 13 percent more than they’re currently required to capture. The proposed regulations would apply to the more than 2,000 active municipal solid waste landfillsin the United States, which together make up the nation’s third-largest source of methane emissions. These emissions are produced when organic matter, such as food waste, decomposes in a landfill. Once the EPA’s proposed rules are filed in the federal register, they’ll be subject to a 60-day public commenting period.

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Tulip Mazumdar: Sierra Leone Records Zero New Ebola Infections

For the first time since the Ebola outbreak was declared in Sierra Leone, the country has recorded zero new infections. There were no new Ebola cases reported last week according to the WHO. At the height of the outbreak Sierra Leone was reporting more than 500 new cases a week. Last week, for the first time since May last year, there were zero new cases.

But authorities are warning against complacency. OB Sisay, Director of the National Ebola Response Centre (NERC), said: “This does not mean Sierra Leone is suddenly Ebola free. “As long as we have one Ebola case we still have an epidemic. People should continue to take the public health measures… around hand-washing, temperature checks, enhanced screening.”

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President Barack Obama disembarks Air Force One upon arrival at Joint Base Andrews, Md., Aug. 18, 2012. Photo by Pete Souza

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President Barack Obama talks with, from left, Tony Blinken, Deputy National Security Advisor, Ben Rhodes, Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications, and Senior Advisor Dan Pfeiffer in the Outer Oval Office before making a statement in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, Aug. 18, 2014. Photo by Chuck Kennedy

President Barack Obama meets the Weithman family: Joe, Rhonda, and their children, Rachel, 9, and Josh, 11, in their home in Columbus, Ohio, Aug. 18, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.

President Barack Obama meets the Weithman family: Joe, Rhonda, and their children, Rachel, 9, and Josh, 11, in their home in Columbus, Ohio, Aug. 18, 2010. Photo by Pete Souza

15
Apr
15

The President And First Lady’s Day

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President Barack Obama meets with (L-R) Sierra Leonean President Ernest Bai Koroma, Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, and Guinean President Alpha Conde and makes a statement on their progress in the fight against the Ebola virus and their efforts to create long-term economic recovery for the West African countries

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President Obama walks across the South Lawn before departing the White House aboard Marine One in Washington, DC. to Charlotte, North Carolina

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Pete Souza: Rainy day. President Obama arrives in Charlotte, N.C.

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Pete Souza: President Obama waits backstage before being introduced at town hall in Charlotte.

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Obama participates in a town hall meeting about working families issues at the ImaginOn educational center in Charlotte, North Carolina

President Obama holds a town hall meeting with BlogHer and SheKnows about working families issues at the ImaginOn educational center in Charlotte, North Carolina

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Pete Souza: President Obama signing photos backstage at Imaginon in Charlotte after today’s town hall.

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Obama says hello to a baby as he greets military families in a cargo bay after arriving aboard Air Force One at Charlotte Air National Guard Base in Charlotte, North Carolina

President Obama says hello to a baby as he greets military families in a cargo bay, due to a steady rain outside, after arriving aboard Air Force One at Charlotte Air National Guard Base

President Obama speaks with BlogHer co-founder and SheKnows COO Lisa Stone during a town hall meeting at Imaginon

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Obama greets attendees after a town hall meeting about working families issues at the ImaginOn educational center in Charlotte, North Carolina

President Obama greets attendees after a town hall meeting

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First Lady Michelle Obama runs up to greet local students before planting vegetables in the White House kitchen garden. This is the seventh year in a row the First Lady has planted a vegetable garden on the South Lawn to initiate a national conversation around healthy eating.

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09
Apr
15

A Tweet Or Two

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The cops are out of control. This is barbaric

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26
Mar
15

A Tweet Or Two

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Black man driving a car, white man assaults him and launches into an n-word rant. Then the white man says he made a mistake and is embarrassed. Nope. You’re a racist. Own it. These are the people Starbucks wants us to #RaceTogether with

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Different day, same horror

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Another day, another example of the people sworn to protect us

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Horrible. Another reason why President Obama has been pushing for infrastructure funding

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Legalizing discrimination in 2015. Mike Pence and the GOP legislature are disgusting

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Serena Williams Da GAWD

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Woody Allen is gross

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Ugh

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Grandma not included in the sale 😂

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Just going to leave this here. Dogs, anyone?

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*DEAD* 😂

17
Mar
15

A Tweet Or Two

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Epic Fail, Starbucks. You don’t force your baristas who you pay $7-$10 an hour to talk about race, when your practices don’t reflect what you speak. Corporate should lead the discussion

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Starbucks says let’s talk about race. People say okay, tell us about your hiring practices, wages and salaries, who sits at the power table, etc. Their corporate dude deletes his Twitter account and locks his Instagram account. That’s how Starbucks talks about race. Congratulations, cowards

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The. Day. Has. Been. Won.

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Vile scumbags

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