Pregnant women go the extra mile to avoid Zika

When it comes to health we have many reasons to pay attention. We have learned, I might add “finally”, that early detection can make a huge difference. Below you will find some of what’s happening in the health field that is health news to consider. Zika is no joking matter. The article mentioned below points this out in huge fashion. Additionally to discover that mental health cases are increasing world-wide should be something we are paying attention to, don’t you think? What is causing it? And how do we fix it? And related to mental illness is drug addiction. Throw in the resounding news that our attention spans are now a whole 8 seconds, not quite as long as a goldfish, worries me. How about you? Here are the little tidbits mentioned above:

Pregnant women go the extra mile to avoid Zikatiger-mosquito-49141_640
By Alex Harris Tribune News Service MIAMI — There’s a lipstick stain on Sloane Borr’s beekeeper hat where her husband kissed her during their pregnancy announcement photo shoot. The Borrs took their picture outside in a traditional pose, with the 29-year-old woman leaning against a palm tree, her smiling husband’s hand resting on her rounded stomach. But that’s where tradition ends. Borr is wearing a white, full-body hazmat suit, complete with a hood, a wide-brimm…
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Mental Health Cases Are Rising In Number All Over The World
Mental health cases are on the rise across the world, raising a slew of concerns on the factors that trigger it, and prompting discussions on the stigma associated with mental disorders. In the United Kingdom, Business in the Community (BITC) reports that mental health is still very much enclosed in a culture of silence and shame in British workplaces. In a survey of 20,000 people, three out of four said they had experienced indications of poor mental health at one point in their lives, the Gua…
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Two dead in six separate Anoka County heroin overdose cases Saturday
A wave of heroin overdoses in just a 12-hour period Saturday in or near Anoka County left two people dead and four others taken to hospitals, one of them in critical condition. Citing an “alarming number of overdose cases to happen so close together” in time and place, the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement that investigators are speculating that the overdoses could potentially be tied to the same single source of the drug. Five of the six people who overdosed S…
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Greed is a terrible thing. I mean, so it’s not bad enough the jerk providing the drug is making a freaking ton of tax free cash by not working and being a dreg of society, but he has to be greedy about it and cut it or make it out of the wrong stuff to make extra bucks? I mean, where is the integrity!? The honor among thieves? It’s all part of a downward spiral I think indicates that something has to give. Anyone thinking the end is near? Better get right. I’m not typically doom and gloom, as you know, but I’m just saying. I believe we will be soon meeting the Maker. These are birth pains, don’t you think? Mental illness, addiction, greed, illness and war. As the saying goes, what’s this world coming to? Happy Tuesday everyone.

Walmart launches a free streaming service, Vudu Movies on Us

Walmart launches a free streaming service, Vudu Movies on Us
Who’s copying Amazon? Everyone! But especially Walmart. Speaking of which, the retailer giant announced today the launch of its own video streaming service, called Vudu Movies on Us. The service at launch will include thousands of titles, which will be available in HD and can be streamed for free. To generate revenue, Vudu Movies on Us will be ad-supported. While Amazon’s Prime Video is a perk that comes with an Amazon Prime membership, then offers a variety of commercial-free movies and T…
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 Here’s another source that explains more about this new and exciting movie service from Wal-mart:

Walmart is now letting you stream a bunch of movies for free — with ads
Jennifer Lawrence’s breakout movie, “Winter’s Bone,” is free. Juan Naharro Gimenez/ Getty Images Walmart’s Vudu streaming service, which lets you rent and buy movies on-demand, has launched a free section that’s entirely supported by advertising. Walmart has dubbed the section “Vudu Movies on Us,” and it presents a no-cost alternative to heavyweights like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime Video. Though there are streaming services that offer totally free content, it’s usually shows or short-form …
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Maybe the new Batman movie will be able to be viewed on this new service. We’ll have to wait and see, but wouldn’t it be great for independant and standalone films like this one:

J.K. Simmons ‘Excited’ for Ben Affleck’s ‘Batman’ Movie
If you’re excited to see Ben Affleck’s standalone Batman film, you’re not the only one. J.K. Simmons, fresh from co-starring with Affleck in The Accountant, told Yahoo Movies that he’s also looking forward to it. “I’m really excited to be working with Ben and, in the future, to be working with Ben on both sides of the camera,” Simmons noted. “He is such a, you know, not just a great actor, but a moviemaker. And he knows, certainly much more than I do, I mean, we’ve had this co…
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No matter what your movie tastes are I’m sure you’ll agree this type of movie offering is a great way to catch up on movies you haven’t seen yet or might not have gotten a chance to see because the cost was prohibitive. I personally would like to see more such free movie services. What about you?

Truth in politics: stamping your foot about ‘cold-blooded lies’ isn’t enough

To be sure there is a ton of political posturing going on, races everywhere, and politicians who really want to be heard on every topic imaginable. Here’s the latest and where to get the latest on all that’s happening right now on the political front.

Truth in politics: stamping your foot about ‘cold-blooded lies’ isn’t enough
The Coalition has been saying a lot about donations and disclosure, third-party activism and truth in advertising – but actions speak louder than words Over the past little while, various figures in the Coalition have had a lot to say about how Australia’s political system works. People have expressed views about the money that washes into the major party system through donations and fundraising – mainly the view that Sam Dastyari’s decision to ask a businessman for financial help was s…
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Politics Live – readers’ edition: Friday 23 September
Share breaking news, leave links to interesting articles online and chat about the week’s political events in our open thread I’m not writing my usual Politics Live blog today so, as an alternative, here’s Politics Live: readers’ edition. It is intended to be a place where you can catch up with the latest news and find links to good politics blogs and articles on the web. Please feel free to use this as somewhere you can comment on any of the day’s political stories – just as you do d…
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Local teens will cover politics at Austin, Texas festival
EL PASO, Texas – The Texas Tribune is a media outlet that covers topics including public education, health care and immigration. This weekend the Tribune is hosting a festival that brings together some of the biggest names in politics to talk about some of the states biggest issues. One El Paso group is going to attend the festival and provide coverage of the three-day event but it won’t be any local news stations it will be high school students. Just outside the walls of Coronado High School i…
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If that doesn’t catch you up, I don’t know what will! These sources can be a great help to you as we wind our way to election day. It’s going to be an interesting ride!

Movies: Silk Screen Film Festival offers the best of Asian culture

In movie news I would be remiss to not discuss the Silk Screen Festival. If you want a chance to get your Asian on, this is the event. Way cool if you ask me.
Movies: Silk Screen Film Festival offers the best of Asian culture

Five directors team up for a series of affecting stories from varying perspectives of a dystopian future in Hong Kong in the film “10 Years,” part of the
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But if you are looking for something a little closer to home, maybe Movies at the Mill is more to your liking. In it’s 8th year this event is sure to be a crown pleaser.
Hollywood meets Easton for ‘Movies at the Mill’

Hollywood meets Easton this month for the 8th annual film festival “Movies at the Mill.” The event will be held at the State Theatre in downtown Easton
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Want to know how much money it takes to make a movie? Well, the answer is, it depends. Here’s a look at a filmaker who can do this for around $200. Pretty cool, huh? I mean, it won’t be Die Hard, but in terms of getting your name out there or your message told it is doable. Nice!
In Uganda, a filmmaker makes gripping $200 action flicks
In this photo taken Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016, actor Francis Kagoro pulls a face for the camera while showing posters of previous movies, at the
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Big Swings: Frost to 80s – Tropical Storm Julia Stalks Southeast Coast

Looking for localnews? Here are some current stories that may be of interest to you. First up is a great asset because it reports up to the minute weather. All the farmers I know will be glued to their seats!
Big Swings: Frost to 80s – Tropical Storm Julia Stalks Southeast Coast
Hennepin County has a new “mesonet” that reports current weather every MINUTE, August was the warmest in 136 years of modern record keeping according to NASA, and it’s a very good idea to keep your seat belt fastened on future flights.
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Interested in staying on top of things related to gun control in your local area? No matter which side of this issue you are on things like the trial mentioned below that is going on now will definitely make an impact on local gun ownership. Check it out:
Openings set in major Chicago gang trial focused on killings
CHICAGO – The biggest street-gang trial in recent Chicago history starts in earnest with opening statements Wednesday, with months of testimony expected to provide a rare inside look at the kind of gangland activity that’s helped fuel deadly gun …
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More about gun control will certainly be informed by what’s happening in this trial also just beginning, as well as some other related issues that will impact everyone on local levels.
Helpers or law breakers? Oregon standoff trial begins
Protestors gather outside the federal courthouse in Portland, Ore., Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016. The trial of The Bundy brothers, Ammon and Ryan, and five others are on trial nine months after the armed occupation of a wildlife refuge in Oregon as …
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Hope you got some insights and please post any questions or comments you have about local news here.

Learning Guitar Chords For Keeps

Just before even thinking of beginning a tutorial in learning ways to play the guitar, there are basic things that you have to bear in mind. Like for example, you should recognize exactly what the bits and pieces that features the song. The songs that appears of the guitar is constructed out of notes that when created forms a tune.

Chords are made from notes, as well as many songs would certainly require you to know some chords. Generally, chords are simply collection of notes that are played together. By placing notes with each other, they could appear very melodic when played appropriately.

The usual beginning points for novices like you are chords that are very easy to play as well as discover. These chords are very easy since they won’t require you to utilize every one of your hands at the exact same time. Examples of these chords are A, D, C as well as G. These chords will only need you to make use of 3 hands. These are very good guitar chord progressions for beginners to learn as they are open chords and fairly easy to switch between with clunky fingers. Learning the chords in each of those keys is also a good idea as they are used frequently in music.

Knowing which chords go together correctly involves Chord Progression Theory. Though it sounds like the chords have to be in a certain order, chord progressions has more to do with which chords to play in a certain mode and key.

You can make your guitar generate your wanted chords as well as notes by pushing down on the strings at the fret on the guitar neck. Subsequently, you could go ahead and strum or tweeze the strings found in the front of the opening in the guitar’s physical body as you continue to lower on the strings. The majority of newbies normally practice on acoustic guitar in order to grasp the essentials then relocates to electric guitar after understanding the essentials.

Making the chords seem right is among the obstacles that beginners must master. Weighing down on the strings as well difficult or also soft can make the sound stifled or misshaped. Locating the ideal equilibrium of tension is very important. Getting utilized to it might spend some time, yet with effort as well as method, you could understand this immediately.

Discovering the proper positioning of your left hand (or right hand if you’re left handed) is additionally handy. By doing this, you will reduce the strain on your hand. Numerous novices often dismiss this pose which results in “humming” appears in a guitar, instead of a great song.

A guitar chord progressions chart might also be helpful when learning what chords can or are likely to be used in a song of a certain key.

For a start you could try to exercise tracks that has a lot less chord movements. It is a good idea to exercise chords that are in the same fret. Many tunes are composed by doing this, and these are the tunes which are best for novices. Lastly, attempt to practice while your eyes are closed. This will certainly permit your hands to remember the chords as well as just how they feel. Most professional guitar players very rarely consider the fret as they play. They will only look at the fret if they have to do complex chords just to see to it that their hands are put completely.