Shigeru Omi’s last message is unnecessarily confusing

Shigeru Omi’s last message is unnecessarily confusing

~~ ~ The latest message from Shigeru Omi, chairman of the government’s expert panel on COVID-19, is irresponsible. Shortly after the government decided on January 19 to apply quasi-emergency measures to 13 prefectures, Omi said the focus shifted from “limiting the movement of people” to “limiting the number of people in gatherings.” The panel chairman …

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Backyard chicken farmers could be putting themselves and others at risk

Backyard chicken farmers could be putting themselves and others at risk

Bird flu cases have been on the rise recently, with outbreaks reported in the UK, China, mainland Europe and Israel. Outbreaks typically occur in commercial flocks, such as large-scale poultry operations, which is why bird flu is usually only a concern for people who work in these professions. But with a growing number of people …

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Hockey defenseman Jacob Panetta dropped from Jacksonville Icemen after ‘racist gesture’ towards Jordan Subban

Hockey defenseman Jacob Panetta dropped from Jacksonville Icemen after ‘racist gesture’ towards Jordan Subban

MONTREAL — Some readers may find the story details disturbing. Jacksonville Icemen defenseman Jacob Panetta has been cut from the team after he made what was perceived to be a racist gesture toward Jordan Subban of the South Carolina Stingrays. Subban’s brother, New Jersey Devils defenseman PK Subban, didn’t mince words when he criticized Panetta …

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‘Spamalot’ at Toby’s Dinner Theater is Silly, Stupid and Hilarious

‘Spamalot’ at Toby’s Dinner Theater is Silly, Stupid and Hilarious

It is said that dying is easy and comedy is difficult. That may be true, but I’m happy to report that the talented and fearless cast of Spamlot from Monty Python, which runs at Columbia’s Toby’s Dinner Theater through March 20, makes comedy seem effortless and a lot of fun. Adapted “lovingly” from the classic …

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Two emerging trends: environmental impact and veganism.  Nutrition expert Fritz Horstmann weighs in

Two emerging trends: environmental impact and veganism. Nutrition expert Fritz Horstmann weighs in

silviarite / Pixabay The University of Oxford suggests that by going vegan we could reduce our carbon footprint from food consumption by up to 73 percent. A well-balanced vegan diet has also been shown to have a variety of health benefits. Fritz Horstmann has created a program that helps make the switch to veganism easier …

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