Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by At War BySeth Harp May 17, 2018 On May 9, a federal appeals court heard oral arguments in a case about an explosive issue among U.S. veterans: the widespread use of burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the potential health consequences they suffered as a result. The case, which dates back to 2008, consolidated dozens of lawsuits by hundreds of veterans and their families seeking to recover damages from the military contractor KBR Inc., but a trial court dismissed it in July 2017. It could be at a legal dead end unless the panel of judges, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va., overturns the dismissal. The plaintiffs accuse KBR of negligence for exposing them to toxic emissions from open-air trash fires known as burn pits, which they say cause respiratory, neurological and other health problems. In tossing the case … [Read more...] about Veterans Go Back to Court Over Burn Pits. Do They Have a Chance?
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ENGLAND is heading back to the polls next month for the local elections. Here's all you need to know about the next democratic contest in the UK. When are the local elections? Polling day for the local elections is May 3, 2018, as 156 councils go up for grabs in England. Voting can be done in a number of ways – by proxy, by post, or in person. Those voting in person will need to head to their local polling station to cast their ballot. Voting is normally held in a large local building, such as a school, community centre or church. The location of your polling station will be on the poll card sent to you. If you can’t find the poll card, you can contact your local authority to find out. You can find contact details for your local Electoral Registration Office on the government website. Which ward am I in? Local elections are broken down by wards which each elect a councillor much like a constituency sends an MP to the House of Commons. You can find out which ward … [Read more...] about When are the local elections in May 2018, can I still register to vote and who are the candidates in my ward?
The last time he was at his high school, freshman Kyle Laman came face to face with the gunman whose rampage would turn his Parkland, Florida, campus into a killing field.This week, the teenager, whose description of the shooter helped police to capture the gunman, returned to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, his wheelchair pushed by the officer who ferried him away from gunfire that left 17 people dead.Kyle, who endured three surgeries and weeks in the hospital after he was shot in the foot during the Feb. 14 attack, called his return to school "really overwhelming and, well, mostly fun."Aiding his homecoming was Coral Springs police Sgt. Jeff Heinrich, whom Kyle encountered as he ran on his wrecked foot away from the mass shooter he'd just watched unleash violent fury with an AR-15-style rifle."I was able to tell the police the type of clothing he was wearing, the type of gun, the optics and the magazines that he was using, where he was located," Kyle told CNN's Alisyn Camerota … [Read more...] about A student who faced the Parkland shooter is wheeled back into school by the officer who saved him
Published 1:30 pm, Wednesday, August 9, 2017 Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Top tips for making back to school a success 1 / 1 Back to Gallery (BPT) - Summer days are getting shorter. Summer fun is winding down for the season. Bedtimes are starting earlier. And parents seem to be oddly excited. Back to school is right around the corner. For most kids, the thought of going back to school can be a drag. But it doesn’t have to be. Marley Dias, 12-year-old founder of #1000BlackGirlBooks, knows a thing or two about balancing extracurricular activities and back-to-school readiness. According to Marley, preparing for back to school is the key to success. “Tweens know, going back to school can be stressful and to conquer it with a smile takes guts,” said Dias. She offers these seven simple tips for parents to help make a smooth transition back to school. 1. Get Back to a Routine A healthy routine is essential to … [Read more...] about Top tips for making back to school a success
DOES your baby have difficulties around latching on or keeping milk down? Does your toddler not sleep well or suffer with constipation? Is your older child a fussy eater, resistant to change or have difficulty riding a bicycle? Or perhaps you have a teenager who is struggling with exam stress or refusing to go to school? Now, have you ever considered that experiences in your child’s early years and even their birth itself could be contributing factors to their current and ongoing behaviour? Such experiences can include becoming stuck in the birth canal, an emergency Caesarean section or the use of forceps in a delivery. They can lead to physical difficulties, such as the inability to crawl as an infant, but children can also carry the memories of the pain of birth in their bodies as lived experience, which may become reactivated after birth and throughout life. “When a child is out of balance as a teenager you can track it back to where they didn’t get enough … [Read more...] about How children’s health issues can often be traced back to the process of birth itself