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New Zealand satisfied with Rio Village after remedial work
24 Jul 2016 at 7:51pm
(Reuters) - New Zealand's Olympic team said they were satisfied with their accommodation for the Rio de Janeiro Games on Sunday, despite their trans-Tasman Sea neighbors Australia refusing to move in. The Australian Olympic team have declined to take up their apartments in the village with Chef de Mission Kitty Chiller saying the accommodation was "not safe or ready". The New Zealand Chef de Mission Rob Waddell said, however, he was happy with the accommodation, even if the advance team had needed to work with organizers to get it up to standard.
Olympics-New Zealand satisfied with Rio Village after remedial work
24 Jul 2016 at 7:41pm
New Zealand's Olympic team said they were satisfied with their accommodation for the Rio de Janeiro Games on Sunday, despite their trans-Tasman Sea neighbours Australia refusing to move in. The Australian Olympic team have declined to take up their apartments in the village with Chef de Mission Kitty Chiller saying the accommodation was "not safe or ready". The New Zealand Chef de Mission Rob Waddell said, however, he was happy with the accommodation, even if the advance team had needed to work with organisers to get it up to standard.
Libyan health crisis sharpens as resources dwindle
24 Jul 2016 at 6:07pm
By By Ahmed Elumami TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Unable to get specialist care for his six-year-old daughter in Libya or a visa for treatment abroad, Abdulhakim Shaybi bought a motor boat and set off with her last month across the Mediterranean. Two-and-a-half hours into their journey from Sabratha in western Libya, they reached a European ship deployed to rescue migrants. "My friend told them that we have a sick little girl." The story was quickly picked up on social media as an illustration of the tragic consequences of Libya's health system collapsing amid poor security, a funding crisis, and chronic shortages of staff and medicine.
Behavior changes offer clues that dementia could be brewing
24 Jul 2016 at 5:30pm
WASHINGTON (AP) ? Memory loss may not always be the first warning sign that dementia is brewing ? changes in behavior or personality might be an early clue.
Australians stay away from Village citing blocked toilets, exposed wiring
24 Jul 2016 at 1:46pm
The Australian Olympic team refused to move in to Rio de Janeiro's village for athletes on Sunday, saying the accommodation was "not safe or ready" for next month's games. "Due to a variety of problems in the Village, including gas, electricity and plumbing, I have decided that no Australian Team member will move into our allocated building," delegation head Kitty Chiller said on Sunday. The first Australian athletes to arrive in Rio were due to move into the Village on July 21 but have instead been living in nearby hotels.
Olympics-Australians stay away from Village citing blocked toilets, exposed w...
24 Jul 2016 at 1:42pm
(Adds details, quotes) RIO DE JANEIRO, July 24 (Reuters) - The Australian Olympic team refused to move in to Rio de Janeiro's village for athletes on Sunday, saying the accommodation was "not safe or ready" for next month's games. "Due to a variety of problems in the Village, including gas, electricity and plumbing, I have decided that no Australian Team member will move into our allocated building," delegation head Kitty Chiller said on Sunday. The first Australian athletes to arrive in Rio were due to move into the Village on July 21 but have instead been living in nearby hotels.
'Brain training' cut dementia risk in healthy adults -U.S. study
24 Jul 2016 at 10:19am
By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) - A computerized brain training program cut the risk of dementia among healthy people by 48 percent, U.S. researchers said on Sunday in reporting an analysis of the results of a 10-year study. The preliminary findings, presented at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference in Toronto, are the first to show that any kind of intervention could delay the development of dementia in normal, healthy adults. To date, cognitive psychologists and neuroscientists have largely rejected evidence that computer-based cognitive-training software or "brain games" have any effect on cognitive function.
India urges security forces to exercise restraint in Kashmir
24 Jul 2016 at 8:00am
By Fayaz Bukhari SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) - India has asked its security forces to exercise restraint in responding to protests in disputed Kashmir and replace pellet guns with non-lethal weapons, its home affairs minister said on Sunday. Forty six people have been killed and more 5,000 wounded, including Indian security forces, since protests erupted after the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani on July 8. "I appeal to the youth not to resort to stone pelting and I also want to appeal to the security forces not to use pellets.
Olympics-Australians stay away from Village due to blocked toilets, exposed w...
24 Jul 2016 at 7:20am
The Australian team will not move into the Olympic Village for next month's Rio Games because of problems including "blocked toilets, leaking pipes and exposed wiring", the head of the country's delegation Kitty Chiller said on Sunday. Chiller, who will reassess the situation later on Sunday, said she had raised concerns on a daily basis with the organisers and the International Olympic Committee, and was "pushing hard for a solution". Australia had been due to move into the Village on July 21 but have instead been living in nearby hotels.
The easiest thing to win at Rio Games? A ticket
24 Jul 2016 at 7:08am
By Joshua Schneyer NEW YORK (Reuters) - Over the past few weeks, one U.S. marketing executive's phone has been ringing hot with offers that many sports fans could only dream of: an all-expenses-paid trip to watch the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro next month. The marketing executive, speaking on condition of anonymity to avoid harming business relationships, said he had turned down Rio due to prior commitments. "And when you have a souring market, which Brazil has become, the concept of entertaining at a high-profile event can also go sour." For the host city, corporate entertainment is an important part of its plan to recoup part of its $12 billion (9.15 billion pound) in Games investment.
Can STDs Be Transmitted Through Swimming Pools? An Expert Weighs In
24 Jul 2016 at 7:00am
The Question: Is it possible to catch STDs from swimming in a pool or hot tub?No, not unless you?re having sex in the pool with someone who has an STD.According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an individual can only pass on an STD through direct person-to-person contact. Take syphilis, for example. The disease cannot...
Syrian government air strikes put 4 hospitals out of action - monitor
24 Jul 2016 at 3:32am
Syrian government air strikes overnight put four hospitals in Aleppo province out of action, the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Sunday. The strikes hit near the hospitals, it said.
Solar plane takes off from Egypt on final leg of world tour
23 Jul 2016 at 6:16pm
By Lila Hassan CAIRO (Reuters) - An aircraft powered by solar energy left Egypt on Sunday on the last leg of the first ever fuel-free flight around the globe. Solar Impulse 2, a spindly single-seat plane, took off from Cairo in darkness en route to Abu Dhabi, its final destination, with a flight expected to take between 48 and 72 hours. The plane, which began its journey in Abu Dhabi in March 2015, has been piloted in turns by Swiss aviators Andre Borschberg and Bertrand Piccard in a campaign to build support for clean energy technologies.
Boxing: After headguards, vests next on Olympic hit list
23 Jul 2016 at 6:12pm
By Alan Baldwin LONDON (Reuters) - Male boxers will step into the ring without headguards at the Rio Olympics for the first time since the 1980 Moscow Games, and their vests could be next on the hit list. "The removal of vests (from the ring) is a proposal we are looking at," a spokesman for governing body AIBA told Reuters in response to a query. "It has to be approved by the relevant AIBA commission and approved by the executive committee and then we will present this request to the IOC (International Olympic Committee)." Unlike professionals, who fight bare-chested, Olympic boxers have always worn tops -- possibly for reasons of decency in the early days although they also protected against rope burn and absorb sweat.
Colorado town finds no marijuana chemical in water, cancels restrictions
23 Jul 2016 at 9:20am
The local sheriff said a criminal investigation has been launched to look into possible tampering of the well in Hugo, a town of about 800 people some 90 miles (145 kms) southeast of Denver. "The Colorado Bureau of Investigation has just reached out to us and advised that samples taken from Well #1 and throughout town are NEGATIVE for THC," the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office said on its Facebook page on Saturday. The water restrictions were lifted on Saturday morning, Lincoln County Public Health said in a Facebook post.