PRETORIA, South Africa – It's 8 a.m. and Dr. Theresa Rossouw is already drowning behind a cluttered desk of handwritten HIV charts — new, perplexing cases of patients whose lifesaving drugs have turned against them.
Her cell phone chirps. Her desk phone bleats. She scribbles notes on a planner, spins in her chair, juggles requests about labs and drug regimens.
Rossouw is on the front lines of a new battle in the fight against… Continue
Added by Englishchic on December 31, 2009 at 7:55pm —
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- A report says the number of Connecticut residents receiving food stamps has grown by almost one-third over the past year.
Almost 287,000 Connecticut residents receive the benefit under the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. That's up nearly 31 percent from December 2008.
The increase is due partly to the steep recession and also because the federal stimulus program relaxed income… Continue
Added by Englishchic on December 28, 2009 at 11:25pm —
Several thugs tried to drag a woman off a Queens subway train Thursday night, but she fought back and fatally stabbed one of her tormenters before fleeing on another train, police said.
The large group of men - perhaps as many as eight - surrounded the woman outside a chicken restaurant above the 21st St.-Queensbridge station about 9 p.m., police and a witness said.
The harassment, which may have included unwanted sexual advances… Continue
Added by Englishchic on December 25, 2009 at 8:06pm —
A Northwest Airlines passenger from Nigeria, who said he was acting on al-Qaida's instructions, tried to blow up the plane Friday as it was landing in Detroit, law enforcement and national security officials said.
Passengers subdued the man and may have prevented him from detonating the explosives, the officials said.
"We believe this… Continue
Added by Englishchic on December 25, 2009 at 7:30pm —
It was high drama on the grounds of the Oaklands complex on Constant Spring Roadearly this morning as popular deejay Rodney Pryce and dancehall debutante and promoter, Mumzell had a strong, physical altercation.
Allegations are that the deejay, better known as Bounty Killer and Mumzell have been involved in a relationship and it is speculated that “things have gone sour”.
According to one eyewitness report, “Mumzell come a di… Continue
Added by Englishchic on December 23, 2009 at 1:42am —
KINGSTON, Jamaica — More than 150 people onboard an American Airlines flight to Jamaica were lucky to be alive Wednesday after their rain-drenched plane ripped apart and skidded within 15 feet of collapsing into the roiled waters of the Caribbean Sea.
The jet, carrying 154 passengers and crew on a late-night flight from Miami, slid across a runway in Jamaica's capital in heavy rain after it crash-landed Tuesday, injuring more than 40… Continue
Added by Englishchic on December 23, 2009 at 1:30am —
A city hospital nearly destroyed a New Jersey woman's life and wrecked her marriage after misdiagnosing her with terminal HIV, hepatitis and herpes, according to a bombshell lawsuit.
Maria Osorio, 54, of Passaic, said she saw an ad on TV offering a $15 mammogram at Harlem Hospital over Valentine's Day last February and decided to take advantage of the screening.
When a nurse offered her a free instant cheek swab and blood test,… Continue
Added by Englishchic on December 22, 2009 at 9:30pm —
Office workers of America, enjoy your Christmas break. Because come the new year, things could get a little hairy around the office. Microsoft Word is now scheduled to be prohibited from sale beginning January 11, 2010. That's less than three weeks away. The good news: Microsoft has promised a fix, one which will be rolled out before the deadline arrives.
If you don't understand, you might have simply missed this story, or dismissed it as… Continue
Added by Englishchic on December 22, 2009 at 9:12pm —
In what appears to have been a case of mistaken identity, Ohio-rapper Kid Cudi and members of his entourage were momentarily arrested and held at gunpoint in Los Angeles.
Shortly following a photoshoot with NME Magazine at a Los Angeles store yesterday (December 21), the two SUV’s Kid Cudi and his entourage were traveling in were pulled over.
Cudi and crew were surrounded by a number of… Continue
Added by Englishchic on December 22, 2009 at 9:02pm —
Eutisha Revee Rennix, 25, six months pregnant, who died after suffering a fatal seizure at the Au Bon Pain coffee shop in the shadow of the FDNY Headquarters, was ignored by two coldhearted city medics who continued to buy their breakfast. According to the NY Post, Frantic employees approached the two medics on Dec. 9, shortly after Ms. Rennix began complaining of shortness of breath and intense… Continue
Added by Englishchic on December 22, 2009 at 11:05am —
Any slacker living over his parents' garage can make pot brownies. Gourmet chefs are taking the art of cooking with marijuana to a higher level.
In Denver, a new medical-marijuana shop called Ganja Gourmet serves cannabis-infused specialties such as pizza, hummus and lasagna. Across town in the Mile-High City, a Caribbean restaurant plans to offer classes on how to make multi-course meals… Continue
Added by Englishchic on December 21, 2009 at 11:30pm —
Nas will reportedly be eligible to receive an Academy Award nomination.
The rapper's contribution for documentary Tyson, which explored boxing champion Mike Tyson's rise to fame and inner demons, is to be one of 63 contenders up for an Oscar for the 'Original Song' category.
According to Vibe, the Academy will screen Nas's 'Legendary' on January 12, 2010.
The nominees will be announced on February 2 at the Samuel… Continue
Added by Englishchic on December 20, 2009 at 4:30pm —
A plainclothes police detective allegedly pulled his gun out and waved it at a large group of people in a snowball fight at the corner of 14th and U Streets NW Saturday afternoon.
An off-duty member of the Metropolitan Police Dept. was reportedly driving his car in the area when the car was suddenly pelted with a barrage of snowballs, according to a statement from the MPD.
The detective stopped his car, got out and approached a… Continue
Added by Englishchic on December 20, 2009 at 4:30pm —
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Brittany Murphy died on Sunday morning, a spokesperson for the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office has confirmed to Access Hollywood. She was 32.
According to the Coroner's Office, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Hollywood reported to them that an individual named Brittany Murphy died in the hospital on Sunday.
A Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman told TMZ that a 911 call was made from a home belonging to… Continue
Added by Englishchic on December 20, 2009 at 4:09pm —
Opposition Leaders of Jamaica..
Honourable Adijah Palmer & Hounourable David Brooks
House of Parliament earlier this week.....
Minister with responsibility for information, Daryl Vaz has emphasized government's responsibility to intervene in the situation created by the Gully Gaza controversy which has resulted in tension between the fans of dancehall artistes Movado and Vybz Kartel.
Minister Vaz along with… Continue
Added by Englishchic on December 12, 2009 at 4:00pm —
The half-brother of President Barack Obama has been named a "volunteer image ambassador" for the gritty southern Chinese city in which he lives, state media said on Saturday.
Mark Okoth Obama Ndesandjo, who had the same, late, father as the U.S. president, was also given a "five-star volunteer" award in aceremony in Shenzhen on Friday, the official Guangzhou Daily said.
The newspaper added that Ndesandjo held a concert… Continue
Added by Englishchic on December 12, 2009 at 3:29pm —
Timbaland told MTV News that if he makes another Shock Value LP, he'll give it away.
"If this album does as semi-well as the last one, I'm done," Timbalandsaid. "I'm not going through the stress no more. I will do it for myfans and give it away for free."
The super producer says he's tired of the politics and the way the music biz is going and he's losing his desire to try to sell albums. Of course, he's still in the midst… Continue
Added by Englishchic on December 12, 2009 at 2:46pm —
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica is deploying more than 700 police officers to high-crime areas over the holiday season as the island nears a record number of killings.
Assistant Police Chief Glenmore Hinds says officers will patrol malls, bus stations and other busy spots across the island's 14 parishes.
He said Wednesday that some officers have been reassigned from desk duties while others are recent academy… Continue
Added by Englishchic on December 11, 2009 at 10:42pm —
The Supreme Court on Monday seemed headed toward telling police they must explicitly advise criminal suspects that their lawyer can be present during any interrogation.
The arguments in front of the justices were the latest over how explicit the Miranda warning rights have to be, as justices debated whether the warnings police gave Kevin Dwayne Powell made clear to him that he could have a lawyer present while being interrogated by… Continue
Added by Englishchic on December 8, 2009 at 2:00pm —
Alexa Ray Joel, the daughter of Billy Joel and Christie Brinkley, tried to kill herself by downing a handful of sleeping pills Saturday and was rushed to a Manhattan hospital, sources said.
Joel, 23, was taken to St. Vincent's Medical Center after paramedics responded about 12:30 p.m. to a 911 call from her West Village apartment, a police source said.
Fire Department officials said she told medics she had taken eight pills… Continue
Added by Englishchic on December 5, 2009 at 8:43pm —