Monday , 21 August 2017
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Storm Warning : Accumulations of 5-10 inches

Storm Warning Accumulations of 5-10 inches

A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for the region from noon Tuesday until 6 a.m. Wednesday, including all of Rockland County. The National Weather Service predicts 5 – 10″ of snow (updated prediction 5 a.m. Tuesday), beginning late morning/around noon, with the heaviest snow falling between the evening commute and midnight. The snow should be out of the area ... Read More »

Too much sitting linked to earlier death in older women

Too much sitting linked to earlier death in older women

Older women who spend a lot of time sitting die earlier than their most active peers, new research shows. A new study of about 93,000 postmenopausal women shows those with the highest amounts of sedentary time—defined as sitting and resting but not sleeping—have increased premature mortality rates. “If you’re in an office, get up and move around frequently. If you’re ... Read More »

FDA Approves Genetic Tests To Determine Symptoms Of Intellectual Disabilities In Kids

FDA Approves Genetic Tests To Determine Symptoms Of Intellectual Disabilities In Kids

A first-of-its-kind blood test that could help predict intellectual disabilities in infants has been cleared by the Food and Drug Administration. The test, CytoScan Dx Assay, analyzes the infant’s genetic code and detects variations in chromosomes that are linked to developmental disorders like Down syndrome and DiGeorge syndrome, among others. According to the National Institutes of Health, around two to ... Read More »

RG3 is recruiting Snoop Dogg’s son Cordell to Baylor

RG3 is recruiting Snoop Dogg’s son Cordell to Baylor

The Washington Redskins‘ season may be over, but their quarterback Robert Griffin III is staying busy not only getting better for next year, but is also staying active in helping out his alma mater. Tweets have surfaced that seem to suggest RGIII is helping recruit Snoop Dogg’s son Cordell Broadus to Baylor to play wide receiver in the near future. Read More »

15 Pound Baby Born at Hesperia Hospital in California

15 Pound Baby Born at Hesperia Hospital in California

A woman in California almost didn’t believe doctors when she gave birth to her son, Andrew Jacob Cervantez, last week. That’s because he weighed in at 15 pounds, 2 ounces, according to Daily Mail. Andrew was 24 inches long. He was delivered via cesarean section. According to Daily Mail, Andrew is thought to be the heaviest baby born in California. Read More »

“Ride Along” Comedy Breaks Box Office Records ($14.5m)

"Ride Along" Comedy Breaks Box Office Records ($14.5m)

Ride Along has established a new record for the three-day MLK Day weekend. Estimates put the comedy at $41.2 million after three days. That tops the former record of $40 million, established by Cloverfield back in 2008. Surpassing even its most optimistic early projections, Ride Along has also secured the best January debut of all time while effectively eclipsing the ... Read More »

MLK birth name : Biography, Speeches & Quotes

MLK birth name : Biography, Speeches & Quotes

Most non-emergency city offices will be closed Monday in observance of Martin Luther King’s birthday, the office of Mayor Luis Quintana said in a statement. Emergency services will be unaffected. “This year will mark the 50th anniversary of Dr. King being honored for his service to humanity by being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize,” said Quintana. “President Obama has urged ... Read More »

Most common tax deductions

Most common tax deductions

Tax season is in full swing! As you prepare to file taxes (especially if you’re rolling solo and DIY-ing it), it’s a good idea to brush up on the basics. Miranda Marquit of Planting Money Seeds dropped into Block Talk today to give you a refresher on the 5 most common tax deductions. One of the ways you can reduce ... Read More »