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Despite Nurse's Recovery, Ebola Scare Hits New York City
Although the news of Nina Pham's recovery from the Ebola Virus was announced in Baltimore by the National Institute of Health on Friday morning, panic has set in throughout New York City.
Pham, a 26 year-old nurse, contracted Ebola from the late Liberian Thomas Duncan, who flew to the United States in September and was diagnosed with Ebola at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas.
Now, Craig Spencer, a 33 year-old doctor who recently returned from treating Ebola patients in Guinea has been diagnosed positive for the virus. Spencer is being treated at Bellevue Hospital Center and was placed in isolation.Read More
Los Angeles Lakers Veteran Guard Steve Nash Out For The Season Due To Back Injury
Due to a recurring back injury, Lakers point guard Steve Nash will be out for the season, it was announced today. Obviously, with this being the final year of Nash's contract with the Lakers, this also marks the end of a career for the NBA's 2-time MVP. His final tour-of-duty with the Lakers has been an injury-plagued nightmare.The 40-year old's back and nerve ailments have limited him to 65 games and averages of 11.4 points and 6.4 assists over the past two seasons.
After consultations with Lakers medical staff, both Nash and the organization believe it is best to focus on rest and rehabilitation at this time. “Being on the court this season has been my top priority and it is disappointing to not be able to do that right now,”...
Movie Review: "Ouija" Plays By The Horror Rules
“Who’s there?” - “Did you hear that?” - “I’ll be right back,” these are the quintessential lines for any cliché horror film. And cliché is certainly the name of the game for Stiles White’s directorial debut, “Ouija.” Although audiences can easily predict the scare tactics around every corner, White and his creative team manage to deliver a supernatural ride that’s just entertaining enough to make it worth the price of a movie ticket. Conveniently, its release date just one week before Halloween doesn’t hurt either.Read More
Microsoft Co-Founder Ups The Donation Ante: $100 Million To Ebola Fight
Here come the big corporate donations. After Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced a $25 million donation to Ebola research, Microsoft co-founder Paul G. Allen ups the ante, giving $100 million to the cause. According to his personal website, Allen is also calling on the global community to join the cause. Allen is leading the following initiatives:
Funding the development and manufacture of two medevac containment units, which the U.S. State Department will use to safely evacuate medical professionals from West Africa. In addition, Allen has partnered with the World Health Organization to increase its capacity to coordinate the logistics required to transport international aid workers.Read More
Movie Review: Keanu Reeves' Combat & Killer Performance Make "John Wick"
What better person to direct Keanu Reeves in his latest action picture than the person that probably knows him better than anyone else in Hollywood. Chad Stahelski — making his directorial debut — has been Reeves’ stunt double for over a decade and has helped the star achieve acclaim in such films as “The Matrix” and “The Replacements.”
While the end result of their collaboration — this Friday’s “John Wick” — may not have the best premise in Hollywood revenge film history, the movie as a whole is a thrill ride. Bloody, bone-crushing, and stylish in more ways than one, “John Wick” is a huge step in the right direction for Reeves’ acting resurgence compared to his last film “47 Ronin."Read More
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