Thursday, October 8, 2015
An Ohio woman has been awarded $1.6 million after a jury ruled that a chemical from a DuPont Co. plant contaminated drinking water and contributed to her development of kidney cancer. The verdict could influence thousands of similar lawsuits.
Carla Bartlett of Guysville, Ohio, sought damages after a DuPont chemical plant in Parkersburg, West Virginia, discharged perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), also known as C8, which was once used to make Teflon. That chemical then made it into water drunk by Bartlett, who later developed kidney cancer.
After less than two days of deliberation, the jury found DuPont responsible for negligence and infliction of emotional distress.
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INC News, Schiedam, 08/10/2015 - via RT
750 milioni di cinesi, ossia metà della popolazione, sono partiti per le vacanze in occasione della “Settimana d’oro”, la festa nazionale in Cina che dura dal 1 al 7 ottobre. Una serie di riprese aeree hanno documentato il traffico completamente congestionato sull’autostrada G4 Pechino-Hong Kong-Macao. L’ingorgo ha bloccato tutte e 50 le corsie dell’autostrada. INC News, Schiedam, 08/10/2015 - via Corriere
Uno degli eroi americani dell'attentato sul treno Thalys è statto accoltellato in California poco dopo la mezza notte. Il marine Spencer Stone è stato ferito a Sacramento. A fine agosto, ad altri marines americani e a un cittadino britannico, intervenne in modo decisivo per fermare un terrorista, un 26enne marocchino armato di kalashnikov, su un treno Thalys tra Amsterdam e Parigi.
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INC News, Schiedam, 08/10/2015 - via Repubblica
Per salutare suo padre avrebbe dovuto aspettare il termine della cerimonia che onorava il rientro a casa della terza divisione corazzata Combat Team dei Marines, dopo nove mesi di addestramento militare in Kuwait. Ma per la piccola Karis Oglesby l'attesa è diventata insostenibile ed è corsa incontro al suo papà per riabbracciarlo proprio nel mezzo del rito ufficiale di benvenuto. Il momento è stato catturato dalle telecamere dell'emittente americana KK TV 11 News INC News, Schiedam, 08/10/2015 - via Repubblica
NATO plans to boost its Response Force to 40,000 troops, the alliance’s secretary-general, Jens Stoltenberg, said, adding that two more headquarters are to be created in Eastern Europe, in Hungary and Slovakia.
Calling the current reinforcement biggest "since the end of the Cold War," Stoltenberg said the alliance has stepped up exercises and already set up six small headquarters in Eastern Europe.
INC News, Schiedam, 08/10/2015 - via WEB
A man believed to be carrying a knife was shot by police in northwest London after two failed attempts to subdue him with a stun gun. Scotland Yard said police received reports of a disturbance on Claremont Road in Kilburn just before 3am on Thursday morning.
When officers spotted the suspect he fled the scene and was eventually caught on Kilburn Lane where he was Tasered twice. When the shocks proved “ineffective,” the officers shot him. The man was immediately rushed to hospital following the incident, but there was no further information given as to the man’s condition.
INC News, 08/10/2015 - via RT
Local media reported that Jaxon Taylor, a 16-month-old toddler, was travelling in the car with his mother and nine-year-old sister when they collided with another car at the speed of 110 km/h. The force of the crash tore the toddler's head from his neck internally, according to local media.
"It is, it's, it is a miracle," said Jaxon's mother Rylea. "The second I pulled him out I knew that he, I knew that his neck was broken," she added.
Jaxon was airlifted to a Brisbane hospital where a team of surgeons, headed by Dr. Geoff Askin, performed the six-hour surgery to reattach the head to the spine. "A lot of children wouldn't survive that injury in the first place, and if they did and they were resuscitated, they may never move or breathe again," said Askin. Doctors said Jaxon will have to wear a brace over his head for eight weeks to help the tissues and nerves connecting his head to his spine to heal. Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children says its doctors perform a similar procedure about once a year.
INC News, 08/10/2015 - via CBC News