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Yosemite National Park Closed, Squirrels Found with Plague

Posted: August 20th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Blipvert, Favorite New Thought . . ., From The Web | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Yosemite National Park Closed, Squirrels Found with Plague

Yosemite National Park Closed, Squirrels Found with PlagueA popular camping ground in California’s Yosemite National Park will be shut down temporarily after a pair of dead squirrels were found to be infected with the plague, officials say.

The closure of Tuolumne Meadows Campground comes a week after a child who camped elsewhere in Yosemite, one of America’s top tourist destinations, was hospitalised with the disease.

The case marked the first time a human was known to be infected with the centuries-old scourge, which is carried by rodents and the fleas that live on them, in California since 2006.

The campground will be closed from Monday through Friday of next week based on “new evidence of plague activity in animals”, Karen Smith, director of the California department of public health, said in a statement :: Read the full article »»»»


Hard Pill: US Police Pepper Spray Sitting Student Protesters

Posted: November 20th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Hard Pill to Swallow, News, News Update!, Revolute | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Hard Pill: US Police Pepper Spray Sitting Student Protesters

Two police officers in California have been ordered to take leave after pepper spray was used on student protesters in an incident that caused widespread outrage.

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The University of California students were sitting down in protest, refusing to move, when police in riot gear sprayed the yellow mist on them. The incident was captured on video, which has since gone viral. It shows the officer sweeping back and forth across their faces with the pepper spray. A crowd surrounded the police and chanted “shame on you” as the protesters were dragged and pushed away.

University officials said two were sent to hospital and later released. Nine of the students were treated on site. Amid a growing outcry, university chancellor Linda Katehi has launched an investigation, describing the actions of police as sad and inappropriate. Read the full article »»»»