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What We Know From the Sony PlayStation 5 Devkit – HYPEBEAST

October 2nd, 2019

Stadia profile reveals Chromecast origins, Google’s Star Labs, & ‘next billion gamers’ – 9to5Google

October 2nd, 2019

Kylie Jenner & Travis Scott: How Their Very Different Lifestyles & His Touring Tore Them Apart – Hollywood Life

October 2nd, 2019

Kylie Jenner wanted Travis Scott to focus on ‘doing the family thing’ more, while the rapper ‘wanted to live the life he has afforded himself.’ These are just some of the ‘strains’ that led to the reported breakup.

August was full of romantic shots of Kylie Jenner, 22, and Travis Scott, 28, vacationing in Europe, and afterwards, taking on their first red carpet with daughter Stormi Webster, 1. By the time Oct. 2019 rolled along, Kylie and Travis’ romance was reportedly over — what happened to that end-of-summer bliss? While the news may seem blindsiding, two sources EXCLUSIVELY tell HollywoodLife that this breakup wasn’t as spontaneous as it seemed. “Travis was getting antsy not going out more now that Stormi is older and he wanted to live the life he has afforded himself and be out and about more,” our first insider tells us. “Though Kylie is young and wants to go out herself, she is also a wonderful mother and wants to live her life as a family.”

Of course, Travis is an adoring father — but his career is also exploding, especially due to the success of his Astroworld — Wish You Were Here Tour, which ran between Nov. 2018-March 2019. So while Travis “wants” to live his life as a family, like Kylie, “he really likes focusing on touring instead of chilling with Kylie and Stormi,” our source continues. “Not that it isn’t fun for him, but it is something he doesn’t always want to do.” That doesn’t vibe with Kylie, who “doesn’t like Travis not wanting to be there more often doing the family thing and that was one of the initial strains that brought upon the breakup,” our insider adds.

But Kylie isn’t only concerned about how Travis prioritizes family time, according to our source — she was worried about the romance itself. “She wants the spark they had when they originally got together and is willing to figure out getting back to that place,” the insider reveals to HollywoodLife. Kylie and Travis had a passionate start to their relationship, since Kylie joined Travis on tour immediately after hitting it off with the rapper at Coachella in April 2017 (one of his tour stops). Kylie even traveled to Travis’ hometown of Houston the following month, but now, the self-made billionaire is going to indulge in me-time. “Right now she is enjoying being away and doing things for herself for a change,” our source adds. “She is going to have to wait and see if Travis is her forever or not. Only time will tell.”

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Travis Scott and Kylie Jenner pose for their last public photo together before news of their alleged split broke on Oct. 1, 2019. They’re seen here at the premiere of Travis Scott: Look Mom I Can Fly, Stormi Webster’s first red carpet event, on Aug. 27, 2019. (REX/Shutterstock)

Despite these differing lifestyles, both sides made compromises — Kylie and Stormi even tagged along for many of Travis’ Astroworld — Wish You Were Here Tour stops! But even that presented a new problem for Kylie, who is running her multi-million Kylie Cosmetics company. “Kylie and Travis have been drifting apart for a while now,” a second source EXCLUSIVELY tells HollywoodLife. “It was difficult with Travis touring for much of their relationship and although Kylie did her best to join him on the road with Stormi, it ultimately took a toll on their relationship. Plus it was challenging traveling with a baby and still focusing on running her business.”

Even after the Astroworld tour wrapped in March 2019, “they hadn’t been spending much time together at all lately,” our second insider tells us. Travis still regularly books gigs — he has the Rolling Loud festival to look forward to on Oct. 12, and the second annual Astroworld Festival on Nov. 9. “Kylie began leaning much more on her family and friends,” the insider adds. If you’ve been paying attention to Kylie’s social calendar, she has been filling it with girls’ trips! In honor of Kylie Skin’s launch, the makeup mogul jetted off with her gal pals to the Turks and Caicos Islands in July 2019, and then took off for Las Vegas to celebrate Sofia Richie’s birthday at the end of Aug. 2019.

Kylie set off split rumors on Sept. 17, when fans noticed that a framed photo of her and Travis was missing in her closet selfie. By the next day, the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star shared a photo of Travis on her Instagram Story, although it was a family photo of their trip with Stormi to the San Diego Zoo. Apparently, the breakup allegedly happened “several weeks” before the split report surfaced on Oct. 1, according to TMZ.

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October 2nd, 2019

Federal party leaders hope to gain Quebec votes in French-language debate – Global News

October 2nd, 2019

The issues of secularism and environment took centre stage at the French-language debate between four federal party leaders as they tried to woo Quebecers during the Canadian election campaign.

Conservative Andrew Scheer, New Democrat Jagmeet Singh, and Yves-François Blanchet of the Bloc Québécois faced off with Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau in the debate hosted by French-language TVA network.

It was also the first time that Trudeau joined the debate so far in the election campaign, with a little less than three weeks left before Canadians head to the polls on Oct. 21.

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Quebec’s Bill 21, the controversial secularism law that prohibits some public-sector employees from wearing religious symbols at work, has emerged as a sleeper issue in the federal campaign.

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When asked if they would intervene in such a bill, Blanchet was quick to point out that the law is widely supported by Quebecers and that it shouldn’t be challenged. “It’s a lack of respect for the Quebec public.”

WATCH: Bill 21, abortion and environment among topics debated in first French-language debate

2:57Federal Election 2019: Bill 21, abortion and environment among topics debated in first French-language debate

Federal Election 2019: Bill 21, abortion and environment among topics debated in first French-language debate

As Liberal leader, Trudeau was the only one to say a government under his lead might intervene. He argued that while the separation of church and state is important, especially in Quebec, a society should “not legislate discrimination.”

“I’m not going to close the door as the federal government to defend the rights of people,” he said.

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Singh, a practicing Sikh who wears a turban, stood firm on his position that the religious symbols ban is “discriminatory” but said he would not challenge it. He added that he is for the separation of church and state.

Scheer, for his part, said that he that he would not intervene in Quebec legislation and he would not impose a secularism law at the federal level.

At the start of the debate, the leaders of the Bloc and the Conservatives were also immediately met with a question on where they stand with abortion issues. Blanchet vowed that the right to abortion is a “fundamental value” and that any Bloc MP who wants to reopen that debate would be expelled from his caucus.

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The leaders also put Scheer in the hot seat, pressing him about his personal convictions on the abortion debate. In the past, Scheer has voted in favour of restricting abortion rights ⁠— but he said he will not challenge those rights.

Quebecers can have confidence that under a Conservative party led by me this debate will not be reopened,” he said.

2:21Federal Election 2019: Leaders focus on Quebec voters ahead of French-language debate

Federal Election 2019: Leaders focus on Quebec voters ahead of French-language debate

The federal leaders also sparred over key environmental issues, with a focus on the topic of pipelines ⁠— something that Quebec Premier François Legault has claimed there is no “social acceptance” for in his province.

In 2018, the Liberal government purchased the Trans Mountain pipeline project from Kinder Morgan for $4.5 billion, after political opposition to expanding the existing pipeline between Alberta and the B.C. coast gave the company and its investors cold feet.

Trudeau argued that Canada needs time to transition away from fossil fuels and into a greener economy and said the proceeds from the pipeline will help pay for the changes needed to get there.

Trudeau, who claimed his government has done more for the environment than others in Canada, was accused by of being a hypocrite by Scheer. He pointed out that Trudeau has two campaign planes.

“You are a fake environmentalist,” Scheer said.

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However, Singh also challenged Scheer on his proposal to build a national energy corridor to transport oil, gas, hydroelectricity and telecommunications from one coast to the other. The Conservative leader called it a “win-win situation” for everyone.

“It’s not a win-win situation if Quebecers said no,” shot Singh.

Green Party Leader Elizabeth May and the People’s Party of Canada leaders Maxime Bernier were not invited to the TVA debate.

There are two more debates to come before Canadians make their choice for the next prime minister. A two-hour English-language debate is scheduled for the night of Oct. 7. A final debate, in French, is scheduled for Oct. 10.

READ MORE: Everything you need to know about the 2019 federal leaders’ debates

⁠— With files from Global News’ Gloria Henriquez, Amanda Connolly and The Canadian Press

© 2019 Global News, a division of Corus Entertainment Inc.

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Federalist leaders take aim at Bloc Québécois in first French-language debate – The Globe and Mail

October 2nd, 2019

The four leaders are seen alongside moderator Pierre Bruneau (centre) ahead of the TVA debate on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019.

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Canada’s three major federalist party leaders took turns attacking the Leader of the resurgent Bloc Québécois in the first French-language debate of the election campaign, illustrating their concerns that the sovereigntist party could rebound on Oct. 21 and play an important role in the next Parliament.

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau launched hostilities against Bloc Leader Yves-François Blanchet, accusing his party of trying to “fuel divisions” because of his Quebec separatist agenda.

Jagmeet Singh and Andrew Scheer piled on, with the NDP Leader saying Mr. Blanchet wanted to return to the federalist-sovereigntist debate. The Conservative Leader added that the Bloc won’t have the ability to implement its promises in opposition.

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“Despite your best intentions, there is nothing you can do for Quebec,” Mr. Scheer said.

Mr. Blanchet confirmed that the Bloc continues to support Quebec’s independence, even though the current provincial government of François Legault describes itself as being nationalist and has no plans for a referendum on secession. Mr. Blanchet said he sees himself in the mould of Jacques Parizeau, the former Parti Québécois leader whose government organized a referendum on Quebec sovereignty in 1995.

Mr. Trudeau accused Mr. Blanchet of “going backwards with these debates on sovereignty, nationalism and plans to reopen the Constitution. … This is not what preoccupies Quebeckers today.”

A former television analyst, Mr. Blanchet used his strong communications skills to attack the Liberals and the Conservatives throughout the two hours, arguing that Quebeckers should elect MPs that will represent their values and interests in Ottawa. On the environmental policies of the two parties, Mr. Blanchet said they don’t go far enough to end Canada’s reliance on fossil fuels.

“Mr. Trudeau, you say you don’t want to leave billions of barrels of oil in the ground. After, we’ll try to fix all the damage we caused,” Mr. Blanchet said. “The Conservatives think the market or the Holy Spirit will fix climate change, or that it doesn’t exist at all.”

With 78 seats out of 338 across the country, and the possibility that dozens of ridings could change hands on Oct. 21, Quebec is a key battleground in this election campaign. At Parliament’s dissolution, the Liberals held 40 seats in Quebec, followed by the NDP at 14, the Conservatives at 11, the Bloc at 10 and the People’s Party at one.

The French-language debate was broadcast on TVA, Quebec’s biggest private-sector broadcaster, reaching mostly francophone Quebeckers who are among the country’s most fickle voters. Two other debates organized by a media consortium will be held next week, with the leaders jousting in English on Monday and again in French on Thursday.

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Green Party Leader Elizabeth May and People’s Party Leader Maxime Bernier were not invited to the TVA debate, but will participate next week.

The debate moved at a lightning pace from issues such as death with dignity to local matters like the closing of a Quebec textile plant.

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On the fact that Canada’s medically assisted suicide law was recently struck down in a Quebec court, Mr. Trudeau promised that his government would not appeal the ruling and would ease some of the restrictions. Mr. Singh agreed with that position, while Mr. Scheer said his government would appeal to obtain clarity from the courts.

The Conservative Leader challenged Mr. Trudeau on deficit spending, saying he is mortgaging the future. The Liberal Leader replied that Mr. Scheer has refused to reveal his fiscal plan.

“We saw this film with [Ontario Premier] Doug Ford, who refused to reveal his financial plan, won the election, and then cut, cut, cut, in education, services and services for francophones,” Mr. Trudeau said. “That’s exactly what Mr. Scheer will do.”

The Bloc is the only party that supports all of the demands laid out by Mr. Legault’s Coalition Avenir Québec government: a promise not to intervene in court challenges to its code restricting religious dress among some public servants; more power over immigration; imposing French-language laws over federally regulated companies in the province; and a single tax return to be administered by the Quebec revenue agency.

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Mr. Scheer has said that he is against a values test for immigrants, such as Mr. Legault wants, but during the debate, he did open the door to Quebec administering a test similar to Ottawa’s citizenship test.

“It’s normal for the Quebec government to look for ways to protect the history, language and culture of Quebec,” Mr. Scheer said. “An evaluation to make sure people know the history and culture is normal, and in the same spirit as the current federal regime.”

The first portion of the debate was dedicated to Quebec’s secularism law that would force provincial government workers in positions of authority, such as police officers and teachers, from wearing religious symbols on the job.

Mr. Trudeau was the only leader to state that Ottawa could eventually intervene in a court challenge against the law, which prompted Mr. Blanchet to say it would be unacceptable for taxpayers to foot the bill.

Mr. Blanchet and Mr. Trudeau were the most at ease in French, while Mr. Singh was comfortable in the language throughout the debate. Mr. Scheer got his message across but struggled at times to make his views heard. He was hit from all sides during the first segment of the debate on the issue of abortion, in which he reiterated that a Conservative government would not reopen the issue.

A poll released this week by Nanos Research, found that the Liberals were in the lead in the province with the support of 35 per cent of respondents, followed by the Bloc at 22 per cent. The Conservatives were at 17 per cent, followed by the NDP at 13 per cent and the Greens at 10. The People’s Party of Canada was at 2 per cent.

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The poll was sponsored by The Globe and Mail and CTV, with 828 respondents surveyed from Sept. 21 to 30. It has a margin of error of 3.4 percentage points, 19 times out of 20. Because of a smaller sample size, the margin of error is 5.7 points outside of Montreal; it is 4.4 percentage points in Montreal.

Respondents were asked: “If a federal election were held today, could you please rank your top two current local voting preferences?” A report on the results, questions and methodology for this and all surveys can be found at tgam.ca/election-polls.

Mr. Singh toured Montreal’s Atwater Market with his wife ahead of the debate, where he was told by a man to cut off his turban and “look like a Canadian.” Mr. Singh said he disagreed and added that the beauty of Canada is that “Canadians look like all sorts of people.”

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Company looks to change the way we sit with these chairs – KCCI Des Moines

October 2nd, 2019

At one Vermont middle school, Mr. Chandler’s sixth graders don’t realize it yet, but the chairs they’re painting could benefit their backs in a big way.It’s called the ButtOn chair.‘I don’t think they’re thinking about back pain as 40-year-olds when they’re 12, but they like alternative seating and they like to sit on them so that’s a plus,” Matt Chandler said.It’s the brain child of trauma surgeon Dr. Turner Osler. Osler’s company QOR360 makes several models of backless chairs for people of all ages.“So, we came up with the idea of basically a self-assembling chair made out of plywood that would allow kids to move while they’re sitting,” Osler said. Take a look at the video above for more on Osler’s sitting revolution.

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At one Vermont middle school, Mr. Chandler’s sixth graders don’t realize it yet, but the chairs they’re painting could benefit their backs in a big way.

It’s called the ButtOn chair.

‘I don’t think they’re thinking about back pain as 40-year-olds when they’re 12, but they like alternative seating and they like to sit on them so that’s a plus,” Matt Chandler said.

It’s the brain child of trauma surgeon Dr. Turner Osler. Osler’s company QOR360 makes several models of backless chairs for people of all ages.

“So, we came up with the idea of basically a self-assembling chair made out of plywood that would allow kids to move while they’re sitting,” Osler said.

Take a look at the video above for more on Osler’s sitting revolution.

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Trump hurls insults in wake of impeachment calls, while Democrats promise new subpoena – Global News

October 2nd, 2019

Agitated and angry, President Donald Trump squared off against House Democrats on Wednesday, packing his increasingly aggressive impeachment defence with name-calling and expletives. Quietly but just as resolutely, lawmakers expanded their inquiry, promising a broad new subpoena for documents and witnesses.

Democratic leaders put the White House on notice that the wide-ranging subpoena would be coming for information about Trump’s actions in the Ukraine controversy, the latest move in an impeachment probe that’s testing the Constitution’s system of checks and balances. They said they’d be going to court if necessary.

Amid the legal skirmishing, it was a day of verbal fireworks.

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The president complained that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was handing out subpoenas “like cookies,” railed against a government whistleblower as “vicious” and assailed the news media as corrupt and the “enemy.” All that alongside a presidential tweetstorm punctuated with an accusation that congressional Democrats waste time and money on “BULL—-.”

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Pelosi said Democrats had no choice but to take on the most “solemn” of constitutional responsibilities to put a check on executive power after the national security whistleblower’s complaint that recently came to light. The administration and Congress are on a collision course unseen in a generation a fter the whistleblower exposed a July phone call the president had with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy in which Trump pressed for an investigation of Democratic political rival Joe Biden and his family.

4:20Trump responds to subpoena threat from House intelligence committees: I always cooperate

Trump responds to subpoena threat from House intelligence committees: I always cooperate

“We take this to be a very sad time” for the American people and the country, Pelosi said. “Impeaching the president isn’t anything to be joyful about.”

Standing beside her, intelligence committee Chairman Adam Schiff accused Trump of “an incitement to violence” with his attacks on the unnamed whistleblower, who is provided anonymity and other protections under federal law. He said the investigation is proceeding “deliberately” but also with a sense of “urgency.”

Unlike Trump, Schiff never raised his voice but said firmly: “We’re not fooling around here.”

4:08Donald Trump: I’m a very stable genius who always chooses his words

Donald Trump: I’m a very stable genius who always chooses his words

Pelosi, in a “Good Morning America” interview that will air Thursday, said Trump is “scared” of the impeachment inquiry and the arguments that can be made against him.

Democrats are now talking of basing an impeachment charge of obstruction on the White House’s slow-walking of documents and testimony — administration actions that echo the months of resisting Congress in its other investigations into special counsel Robert Mueller’s report and Trump’s business dealings.

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Ahead of the new subpoena, the chairmen of three House committees accused the administration of “flagrant disregard” of previous requests for documents and witnesses and said that refusal could be considered an impeachable offence.

READ MORE: A timeline of events surrounding Trump’s Ukraine call and the impeachment inquiry

The standoff took on a defiant tone this week when Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he would not stand for Democrats “bullying” his employees into appearing before the congressional committees, even as he acknowledged that he, too, had been among those U.S. officials listening on the line during the Trump’s phone call with the Ukraine leader.

Pompeo’s admission is complicating his situation, and House leaders now consider him a “witness” to Trump’s interaction with Ukraine.

One former State Department official, Kurt Volker, a former special envoy to Ukraine, will appear Thursday for a closed-door interview with House investigators. He is said to be eager to tell his side of the story. That’s ahead of next week’s deposition of ousted U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Maria “Masha” Yovanovitch.

1:17Schiff accuses Trump of ‘blatant effort’ to intimidate witnesses as impeachment inquiry moves forward

Schiff accuses Trump of ‘blatant effort’ to intimidate witnesses as impeachment inquiry moves forward

The circumstances of Yovanovitch’s sudden recall from Ukraine are the subject of conspiracy speculation, and the State Department’s Inspector General Michael Steve Linick sought an “urgent” meeting Wednesday to brief staff of several committees.

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During that private session, Linick told them he received a packet of materials from the State Department’s Counsel T. Ulrich Brechbuhl, according to one person granted anonymity to discuss the closed-door session.

Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., said the package contained information from debunked conspiracy theories about Ukraine’s role in the 2016 election. Trump has long pursued those theories, a topic he discussed with Zelenskiy in the phone call that sparked the impeachment inquiry.

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It was unclear where the package originated, but it was in a White House envelope and included folders from Trump hotels, according to another person familiar with the briefing, a Democrat. That person said the White House sent the envelope to Pompeo and it contained notes from interviews that took place in the New York City office of Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, with various Ukrainians about the debunked conspiracies.

“It raises more questions than it answers,” said Raskin. Brechbuhl has also been called to give a deposition to the House.

Trump, in appearances in the Oval Office and a joint press conference with the president of Finland, displayed an unusual show of anger as he defended what he has called his “perfect” phone call with Zelenskiy and decried the impeachment inquiry.

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At one point, he demanded that a reporter pressing him on his dealings with Ukraine move on, labeling the journalist “corrupt.” Earlier in the day he said even though he popularized the phrase “fake news,” he now preferred to say “corrupt” news. “This is a hoax,” Trump said.

1:09Pelosi says Congress will treat Trump ‘with fairness’ as impeachment inquiry moves ahead

Pelosi says Congress will treat Trump ‘with fairness’ as impeachment inquiry moves ahead

Later he called himself, as he has before, a “very stable genius” who always watches what he says in conversations.

Trump has tweeted in recent days that he wants to “find out about” the whistleblower and question him or her, though the person’s identity is protected by the Whistleblower Protection Act.

Schiff’s spokesman acknowledged that the whistleblower had come to the intelligence committee before filing the formal complaint but said the staff advised the person to contact an inspector general and seek counsel, and at no point did the committee review or receive the complaint in advance.

0:20Trump says he’d ‘rather run against Biden’ than other Democratic presidential candidates

Trump says he’d ‘rather run against Biden’ than other Democratic presidential candidates

Trump suggested, without any evidence, that Schiff “probably helped write” the whistleblower’s complaint. The whistleblower’s lawyers said the person had never met or spoken with Schiff about the matter.

The new subpoena coming Friday from House Oversight and Reform Chairman Elijah Cummings will be directed toward acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney and request 13 separate batches of documents concerning the July call and related matters. The call came against the backdrop of a $250 million foreign aid package for Ukraine that was being readied by Congress but stalled by Trump.

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The whistleblower alleged in August that the White House tried to “lock down” Trump’s July 25 phone call with the new Ukrainian president because it was worried about the contents being leaked to the public. The acting director of national intelligence eventually made the complaint public.

In recent days, it has been disclosed that the administration similarly tried to restrict information about Trump’s calls with other foreign leaders, including Russia’s Vladimir Putin and Saudi Arabia’s Mohammed bin Salman, by moving memos onto a highly classified computer system.

In Russia, Putin said scrutiny over the phone call showed that Trump’s adversaries are using “every excuse” to attack him.

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South Bay resident dies from West Nile virus; first in LA County this year – The Daily Breeze

October 2nd, 2019

The death of a South Bay resident from West Nile Virus is the first fatal case of the disease reported this year in Los Angeles County, officials said Wednesday, Oct. 2.

The person was one of at least nine people in the LA area who had contracted the illness so far in 2019, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Services officials said in a news release.

This year’s earlier cases were documented in July. One patient from the San Fernando Valley and another from the southeastern region of the county were diagnosed with the disease, but recovered.

West Nile virus causes fever and muscle aches. Extreme cases can affect the brain and spinal cord, potentially leading to infection or swelling of the brain and paralysis. There is currently no vaccine or specific treatment available for the disease.

Authorities urged people to exercise preventative measures. LADHS officials recommended that residents cover or clean anything at their homes that might hold standing water, which mosquitoes need to breed.

News of the LA County’s first West Nile Virus-related death comes on the same day that Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill to help monitor and prevent the spread of mosquito-borne diseases. AB 320 establishes a preventative surveillance system and database called CalSURV to keep tabs on invasive mosquitoes, and goes into effect on Jan. 1, 2020.

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Colorado family upset over ‘OK’ symbol made by Universal character, Universal apologizes – KKTV 11 News

October 2nd, 2019

(KKTV) – A Colorado family started doing a double-take when looking at pictures and videos from a vacation to Universal Orlando.

Photo taken from a video provided to 11 News by the parents of the child in the picture.

In one of their videos, their daughter was posing with the character “Gru” from “Despicable Me.” As the character posed for the photo with a young black girl, you can see the person in the suit form the “OK” symbol and slide it on the girl’s shoulder. This took place inside one of the resort’s hotels. The incident happened back in March. This stood out as odd to the family and didn’t appear to be a harmless gesture to them.

Just recently, the Anti-Defamation League announced the symbol, in some contexts, is the gesture of a hate symbol. The family of the young girl believes that may have been the intention of the person in the costume.

11 News reached out to Universal last Thursday for comment. Tom Schroder with NBC Universal Orlando responded with the following: “We never want our guests to experience what this family did. This is not acceptable and we are sorry – and we are taking steps to make sure nothing like this happens again. We can’t discuss specifics about this incident, but we can confirm that the actor no longer works here. We remain in contact with the family and will work with them privately to make this right.”

Tiffany and Richard Zinger requested 11 News to not share the identity of their daughter. The two are both veterans who served time in Iraq, according to their lawyer. 11 News has an interview scheduled with the parents for Thursday morning as we hope to expand our coverage on this story.

Universal won’t comment on if the gesture made by the person in the costume could have had another meaning.

11 News has also reached out to Loews Hotels for comment on the incident.

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