The Latest: Tennessee Tech men’s hoops has schedule change
(AP Photo/Doug McSchooler)The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team has its first schedule change of the season because of COVID-19 issues. Individuals who test positive for COVID-19 follow the protocol established by the league and the players' association. Club medical staff are in regular communication with individuals who test positive to monitor symptoms. Staal said he was “the first guy to test positive” and said he was “as surprised as anyone else – really in shock” after finding out. He said he was trying to be safe and follow health protocols before testing positive.
Strong dollar hurting global economy
In past recessions, fast-growing emerging markets have helped bail out the global economy. As global growth slows and the United States' economy shows signs of weakness, investors are looking for places where their money will grow. In the recession following the financial crisis, China provided a boost for the global economy, growing nearly 9% on the back of strong domestic spending. "Without China, global growth would have been negative in 2009," said Bank of America strategist David Hauner in a note. It will be hard for other emerging markets to step in and help avoid a global recession as long as the US dollar remains strong: Emerging economies tend to borrow in dollars.
Why size matters when it comes to Hurricane Dorian's impact
Mark Wilson/Getty ImagesJACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Size does matter when it comes to the effects of a storm. As Hurricane Dorian grew in size Tuesday, so did its ability to expand its footprint into our state. On Monday, while Dorian was a Category 4 storm, the hurricane-force winds only extended 45 miles from the center. RESOURCES: Interactive tracking map | Hurricane survival guide | Know your zoneHow did Dorian almost double in size in about 24 hours? Newly formed eyes are normally larger and can cause a hurricane wind field to double in size.
Aretha Franklin's death inspires research funding 1 year later
Mark Wilson/Getty Images(CNN) - A year after a rare form of cancer ended the life of legendary singer Aretha Franklin, her memory is inspiring more funding to try to find a cure. The Aretha Franklin Fund for Neuroendocrine Cancer Research has been launched by the Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation (NETRF) in Boston, the Detroit Free Press reported. Franklin died on August 16, 2018 from the disease. Neuroendocrine tumors afflict about 171,000 people in the United States and it's an often-misunderstood disease. Pancreatic cancer is actually a different form of cancer known as pancreatic adenocarcinoma.
FCC fines 'Jimmy Kimmel Live', 'The Walking Dead' over use of emergency tones
Mark Wilson/Getty Images(CNN) - An episode of "Jimmy Kimmel Live" last year featured emergency tones in a sketch mocking the presidential alert system. The emergency alert system (EAS) tone is used on television and cellphones to warn people of impending emergencies such as tornadoes and floods. "THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System. AMC's "The Walking Dead" got fined $104,000 for using simulated EAS tones in two scenes in February. Television series "Lone Star Law" also misused the emergency alert system tone, the agency said.
Federal grant will help build bridge to Cape
Mark Wilson/Getty ImagesTALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Space Florida, the states aerospace arm, received a $90 million federal transportation grant Monday to replace a State Road 405 bridge over the Indian River Lagoon that links Cape Canaveral to the mainland. The existing bridge is a NASA bridge that needs replacement, so the state applied its capabilities to assure the continued success of the Cape Canaveral Spaceport, Space Florida said in a tweet. The Space Florida Board of Directors in March backed an application for the federal transportation grant, which is expected to help fund a Florida Department of Transportation project to replace the 55-year-old drawbridge and to widen Space Commerce Way. The road is the main access to Kennedy Space Center Visitors Complex and Exploration Park, a business park operated by Space Florida. NASA and Space Florida are expected to split 40 percent of the cost.
To help save planet, cut back to hamburger and a half per week
This calculation comes from the World Resources Institute, a global research nonprofit that supports better use of natural resources to sustain a growing population. The global demand for ruminant meat, meaning beef, sheep and goat, is expected to be even higher, at 88%. In 2010, Americans ate 59.3 pounds of beef, according to the US Department of Agriculture. With an average hamburger patty being about 4 ounces, you could have just about a burger and a half worth of beef a week. Eating less red meat might be good for the planet, but it could also help your health.
Flash flood emergency issued for Washington DC area
Mark Wilson/Getty Images(CNN) - A flash flood emergency has been issued for the Washington D.C. metro area until 11:15 a.m. by the National Weather Service. In the last hour alone, some spots just west of the nation's capital have seen over 3 inches of rain, especially along the Potomac River. Extremely heavy rain continues to fall over much of the area, including the District of Columbia. More than a dozen high water rescues have already been reported in the area. "Most flood deaths occur in vehicles," according to the National Weather Service, which advises against driving into "any area where water covers the road."