what are the evacuation zones in florida

twhat are the evacuation zones in florida

Friday, September 8, 2017

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With evacuations likely to be issued for some areas of the First Coast ahead of Hurricane Irma, it is important that you know where your evacuation zone is.

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DUVAL COUNTY: As of Thursday, Mayor Lenny Curry has issued voluntary evacuations for Zones A and B before Friday.

Use the interactive map below, put your address in, zoom out and use the legend to find out what zone you are in.

ST. JOHNS COUNTY: As of Thursday, St. Johns County has issued mandatory evacuations for Zones A and B starting Saturday. Click here to find your zone by entering your address.

NASSAU COUNTY: As of Thursday, Nassau County has issued mandatory evacuations for Zones A, C and F, starting Friday at 6 p.m. Click here to find your zone by entering your address.

Other evacuations:

GLYNN COUNTY expands its mandatory evacuation order to cover the entire county starting Friday, Sept. 8 at 8 a.m.

CAMDEN COUNTY has issued a mandatory evacuation east of I-95 on Saturday, Sept. 9.

ATLANTIC BEACH has issued a voluntary evacuation starting Thursday, Sept. 7.

FLAGLER COUNTY has issued a voluntary evacuation at the Woodlands, coastal areas and Intracoastal and low-lying areas of western Flagler County near Dead Lake

TriviaHive | Results

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Friday, September 8, 2017

5:43 PM

What food product do 83 percent of Americans buy on a regular basis?

· Coffee

· Spam

· Ice cream

· Peanut butter

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· Coffee 41.7%

· Spam 9.49%

· Ice cream 13.4%

· Peanut butter 35.3%

The taste of peanut butter has become a versatile culinary addition to snacks and foods, from traditional sandwiches to sophisticated dishes. The peanut was first known as far back as 950 B.C. in South America, probably Brazil. The Incas made peanuts into a paste, and peanuts are found in tombs of mummies in Peru. It’s believed peanuts found their way to the American colonies by way of trade with Spain. Source: Peanut-butter.org

Peanut butter – answer

A reference to its famous monument, “Great Faces. Great Places” appears on the license plate of which U.S. sta te?

A reference to its famous monument, “Great Faces. Great Places” appears on the license plate of which U.S. state?

Friday, September 8, 2017

5:26 PM

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· Montana

· North Dakota

· Wyoming

· South Dakota

Answer: South Dakota is known as the land of "Great Faces. Great Places." It refers to the famous faces of the four American presidents on Mount Rushmore National Memorial. The state slogan was adopted in 1990 and can be seen on license places, promotional materials and some road signs. Sculpted by Gutzon Borglum and later by his son Lincoln Borglum, Mount Rushmore features 60-foot sculptures of the heads of former United States presidents (in order from left to right) George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln.

South Dakota – answer

NCI’s Douglas R. Lowy and John T. Schiller to receive 2017 Lasker Award | National Institutes of Health (NIH)

NCI’s Douglas R. Lowy and John T. Schiller to receive 2017 Lasker Award | National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Friday, September 8, 2017

3:20 PM

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News Release

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Credit: Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation

Two scientists at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) will receive the 2017 Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award for their significant research leading to the development of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines. The award is the country’s most prestigious biomedical research prize, and will be presented to John T. Schiller, Ph.D., of NCI’s Center for Cancer Research (CCR), and Douglas R. Lowy, M.D., also in CCR and acting director of NCI. NCI is part of the National Institutes of Health.

Dr. Lowy’s and Dr. Schiller’s collaborative work to understand and prevent HPV infection has led to the approval of three preventive HPV vaccines by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

“I’m incredibly proud of this much-deserved honor bestowed upon John and Doug for their foundational discoveries that led to the creation of HPV vaccines,” said NIH Director Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D. “Thanks to their extraordinary efforts, we have the potential to eliminate cervical cancer and greatly reduce other HPV-associated cancers. This award reinforces the critical importance of basic research in the development of medical breakthroughs like the HPV vaccine.”

Efforts to develop these vaccines were spurred by an urgent public health need. Infection with certain types of HPV causes almost all cases of cervical cancer, the fourth most common cancer in women worldwide. More than 500,000 women around the world are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year, many of them at relatively young ages. More than 275,000 women die from the disease annually, and most of these deaths occur in developing regions of the world. Without successful interventions, the worldwide incidence and mortality from cervical cancer is projected to increase indefinitely. HPV infection also causes anal, vulvar, vaginal, penile, and oropharyngeal cancers.

While working to address the need to prevent HPV-caused cancers in the 1990s, a team led by Drs. Schiller and Lowy discovered that the proteins that form the outer shell of HPV could form virus-like particles (VLPs) that closely resemble the original virus but are not infectious. They found that these VLPs could trigger the immune system to produce high levels of protective antibodies that can neutralize the virus in a subsequent infection. The VLPs ultimately became the basis of the three current HPV vaccines: Gardasil, Gardasil 9, and Cervarix.

Drs. Lowy and Schiller say this breakthrough was possible because of earlier discoveries, and that it demonstrates the importance of long-term, publicly supported basic research.

“People have known since the 19th century that cervical cancer behaved as a sexually transmitted disease, but it wasn’t until the discoveries of Harald zur Hausen and his colleagues that HPV was found to be the cause. Development of the vaccines built upon decades of publicly supported research,” said Dr. Lowy. “We’re honored to be included with the other luminaries who have received this prestigious award.”

It is estimated that widespread uptake of current HPV vaccines could reduce the incidence and mortality of cervical cancer by more than two-thirds. Researchers are currently working to find ways to encourage uptake of the vaccines by lowering costs and simplifying the logistics of vaccination, especially in the developing world where most cervical cancers occur.

“This year’s Lasker Medical Research Awards illustrate the power of biomedical investigation to advance human health, whether scientists probe basic questions that reveal unforeseen truths or pursue goal-directed projects,” said Joseph L. Goldstein, M.D., chairman of the Department of Molecular Genetics at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, and chair of the Lasker Medical Research Awards Jury. “Douglas Lowy and John Schiller discovered that a single protein from the capsule of papillomaviruses can self-assemble into virus-like particles, paving the way for HPV vaccines that prevent cervical and other cancers.”

Drs. Schiller and Lowy have co-authored more than 150 papers over the last 30 years, and have been recognized frequently for their work. They received the Federal Employee of the Year Service to America Medal from the Partnership for Public Service in 2007, and the Albert B. Sabin Gold Medal Award from the Sabin Vaccine Institute in 2011. In November 2014, President Barack Obama presented them with the 2012 National Medal of Technology and Innovation.

Both researchers have noted how important it has been to their work to be part of the NCI intramural program, where scientists can do long-term, high-risk research that has the potential to have a major impact on human health. The program also encourages collaboration with specialists in many different scientific areas.

“When we started this research, we didn’t have a background in immunology or vaccinology, or clinical trials, so we greatly benefited from having access to scientific specialists who freely shared their expertise in these areas,” Dr. Schiller said. “These advances would not have happened without the many outstanding people we have worked with throughout the years.”

Since 1945, the Lasker Awards have recognized outstanding contributions to basic and clinical medical research and public service. Eighty-seven Lasker Award recipients have won the Nobel Prize, and more than 40 have done so in the last three decades. This year’s awards will be presented on September 15 in New York City.

About the National Cancer Institute (NCI): NCI leads the National Cancer Program and NIH’s efforts to dramatically reduce the prevalence of cancer and improve the lives of cancer patients and their families, through research into prevention and cancer biology, the development of new interventions, and the training and mentoring of new researchers. For more information about cancer, please visit the NCI website at cancer.gov or call NCI’s Contact Center (formerly known as the Cancer Information Service) at 1-800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237).

About the National Institutes of Health (NIH): NIH, the nation’s medical research agency, includes 27 Institutes and Centers and is a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NIH is the primary federal agency conducting and supporting basic, clinical, and translational medical research, and is investigating the causes, treatments, and cures for both common and rare diseases. For more information about NIH and its programs, visit www.nih.gov.

NIH…Turning Discovery Into Health®

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Pierre Bergé, long-time business partner and companion of Yves Saint Laurent, dies at 86 – France 24

Pierre Bergé, long-time business partner and companion of Yves Saint Laurent, dies tat 86 – France 24

Friday, September 8, 2017

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© Stéphane de Sakutin AFP | French businessman Pierre Berge pictured on February 11, 2015, at his office in Paris.

Pierre Bergé, the long-time companion and business partner of legendary French designer Yves Saint Laurent, died Friday at the age of 86.

In a joint statement to AFP, two foundations that Bergé founded with Saint Laurent announced that he had died at his home following a "long illness".

"The Pierre Bergé – Yves Saint Laurent Foundation in Paris and the Jardin Majorelle Foundation in Marrakech announce with great sadness the death of their president and founder Pierre Bergé on Friday, September 8 at 5:39am at his home in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence", the statement said.

A passionate bibliophile and art collector, he was also a tireless campaigner for gay rights and donated a large part of his fortune to AIDS research.

Politically engaged to the end, Bergé was an important backer and confidant of former president François Mitterrand, and this year he threw his support behind Emmanuel Macron’s successful campaign for the Élysée Palace.

A ‘prince’ of the arts and noble causes

France’s former culture minister Jack Lang led the early tributes to a man he called a "true prince of the arts and culture".

"He was a magician who made his life, and those [of] whom he loved, a symphony of happiness," he said.

"Pierre Bergé was, above all, a marvellous and loyal friend … who was there to take on all the good fights, the noble causes, in particular to provide the means for research to defeat AIDS."

Bergé and Saint Laurent were joined in a civil union a few days before the designer died of a brain tumour in 2008 at age 71.

© Fondation Pierre Bergé – Yves Saint Laurent

Two museums dedicated to the career of Saint Laurent are slated to open in October, one at his long-time former studio at 5 avenue Marceau in Paris and the other in Marrakech, one of his favourite cities. Laurent and Bergé first visited the Moroccan city in the mid-1960s and quickly bought a house there.

“Yves Saint Laurent and I discovered Marrakech in 1966, and we never left,” Bergé told Bloomberg earlier this year. “This city deeply influenced Saint Laurent’s life and work, particularly his discovery of colour.”

The Musée Yves Saint Laurent Paris will open on October 3 and will coincide with the inauguration of the Musée Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech near the Jardin Majorelle.

© Fondation Pierre Bergé – Yves Saint Laurent

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Date created : 2017-09-08

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A person suffering from leporiphobia would fear which cartoon character?

Question :A person suffering from leporiphobia would fear which cartoon character?
Options:

  1. Bugs Bunny
  2. Mickey Mouse
  3. Daffy Duck
  4. Yogi Bear

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Answer:

Bugs Bunny

Leporiphobia, is an abnormal, debilitating, and often paralyzing fear of bunny rabbits. It is among the most common phobias in the Western hemisphere. People with leporiphobia will, by any means necessary, stay away from any area they believe to be inhabited bunnies. If they see a bunny they will refuse to enter the general vicinity until they overcome the severe panic attack that is always associated with it. Leporiphobia begins at a young age for most, and usually lasts until death. Tennis star Andy Roddick is rumored to have a fear of bunnies.

is jamaica in the path of hurricane irma

is jamaica in the path of hurricane irma

Friday, September 8, 2017

12:11 AM

Barbuda declared uninhabitable following Hurricane Irma | Loop News

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While Antigua escaped major damage from Hurricane Irma, its sister island, Barbuda, was not so fortunate.

The island sustained widespread devastation with 95 percent of the houses destroyed or damaged.

Some houses were totally demolished, some lost roofs, the island is under water and utilities have been damaged.

Prime Minister Gaston Browne toured the island in the aftermath of the Category 5 hurricane and saw first-hand the damage which the island experienced.

There was one fatality on the island, a young child, he revealed.

Speaking in a Facebook Live interview with ABS TV, Browne said evacuation, for now, will be voluntary and will become mandatory if Tropical Storm Jose poses a threat to the islands.

He said after assessing the damage, the 1800 people on the island could be accommodated either by relatives in Antigua, for those who could do so or the Government would have to rent private buildings. Sixty percent of the residents on the island are homeless, he revealed.

Browne said the island is practically uninhabitable as there is no water, electricity or telecommunications.

Browne, who earlier praised Antigua’s preparations for the minimal damage, said he felt to cry when he saw the destruction in Barbuda. He said when he saw how much Antigua was spared he never thought there would be such a contrast.

“It was heart-wrenching,” he said.

Browne said within the next 18 hours, forces will be mobilised to give relief to the residents of the island.

He said it will cost over US150 million to rebuild the island, a process that will take years.

Earlier today, ABS TV said all communication was lost with Barbuda when the Hurricane hit just after midnight.

Browne’s tour of the island showed one cell tower broken in two. he said a backup ham radio, as well as a satellite radio, were destroyed during the hurricane.

What is the most commonly used condiment in the world?

What is the most commonly used condiment in the world?

Thursday, September 7, 2017

5:52 PM

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Ketchup 39.2%

o Mayonnaise 11.7%

o Mustard 16.9% – answer

Mustard seeds were a popular spice in India and in Sumer as far back as 3000 BCE. There are frequent mentions of this spice in Greek and Roman writings. Its popularity has grown so much that in the 20th century, the use of mustard as a condiment is the largest use by volume in the world. It is mainly grown in the temperate regions of the world, unlike most spices. Source: Britannica.com

o Vinegar32.2%

A person suffering from leporiphobia would fear which cartoon character?

Question: A person suffering from leporiphobia would fear which cartoon character?

Thursday, September 7, 2017

5:27 PM

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Answer: Leporiphobia, is an abnormal, debilitating, and often paralyzing fear of bunny rabbits. It is among the most common phobias in the Western hemisphere. People with leporiphobia will, by any means necessary, stay away from any area they believe to be inhabited bunnies. If they see a bunny they will refuse to enter the general vicinity until they overcome the severe panic attack that is always associated with it. Leporiphobia begins at a young age for most, and usually lasts until death. Tennis star Andy Roddick is rumored to have a fear of bunnies.

Destiny 2 Is Crashing Repeatedly for Some Unlucky PS4 Pro Users

Destiny 2 Is Crashing Repeatedly for Some Unlucky PS4 Pro Users

Thursday, September 7, 2017

4:54 PM

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Destiny 2’s launch hasn’t been totally void of problems.

Destiny 2’s launch hasn’t gone smoothly for some unlucky players. Individuals running the game on PS4 Pro have reported repeated crashing and freezing, in some cases, blocking their progress entirely.

PS4 Pro players have joined a thread on the Bungie forums complaining of crashes when playing on PS4 Pro. Bungie immediately responded to the thread, reassuring with the following statement:

“Hello all,

Thank you for your reports! We are aware of reports of some PS4 Pro players encountering crashes and are working with our partners to investigate the issue.”

Crashes have been reported across several different missions and, in the worst instances, with a frequency of every 3-4 minutes. Several players have stated a particular issue when introduced to Zavala in the opening tutorial mission. The error code that pops up is “Error Code CE-34878-0”.

Interestingly, some players mention that this was a crash code that was reported during the Destiny 2 beta.

As of yet, there is no official fix for the crash/error code. Several players have listed different attempts at fixing the issue without success. We have put together a compilation of potential fixes.

Bungie forum user TilmenDASH has made a video log of the crashes experienced while playing on the PS4 Pro. You can check it out below:

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