First case of bird flu ‘spreading between humans’

Chinese scientists on Wednesday reported the first likely case of direct person-to-person transmission of the H7N9 bird flu virus that has killed over 40 people since March. The development was “worrying” and should be closely watched, the team wrote in the British online journal, but stressed that the virus, believed to jump from birds […]

Illinois zoos, agencies conducting bird flu disaster drills

The exercise involves an imaginary employee leaking sensitive information on a personal Facebook page –Research included watching the virus outbreak movie ‘Contagion’ as ‘field research.’ As a zoo CEO drives to work, a radio news segment announces that dead birds were reported in a park near the zoo. In this hypothetical scenario involving the Lincoln […]

Heads of BP Accountable By Congress – Subpoena Blocked By Republican Shills

The Intel Hub Shepard Ambellas November 3, 2011 The worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history devastated the gulf region in 2010. Not only the sea life, and wildlife were harmed — but human health was infringed on heavily, all documented by The Intel Hub and others such as Project Gulf Impact and award winning journalist […]

Concealed carry bill heads to Walker for signature

By MARY SPICUZZA, The Chippewa Herald MADISON — Dylan Fredericks doesn’t carry a gun, but he plans to after Gov. Scott Walker signs into law legislation making it legal to carry concealed weapons in Wisconsin. And the employee of PT Firearms in Cross Plains suspects he’s not alone. “We’ve really seen an uptick in business,” […]

Heads in Sand: Israel’s biggest anti-govt protests ignored by media

In Israel, mainstream media are being accused of burying their heads in the sand over coverage of the biggest anti-government protests the country has seen in decades. Tens of thousands of people, fed up with deteriorating living standards, are staging demonstrations calling for Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu to stand down. But as Paula Slier reports […]