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We have major flooding in several areas and, gradually, the floods will become average and then minor. The Red Cross asked for donations to provide emergency aid to more than 1,500 displaced by the floods. Goodale noted the request did not include military help. After three weeks of flooding, "our people no longer have the physical capacity or the morale, so I took the initiative to evacuate them", he told the LCN network.
  • Florida Wildfires

    Florida Wildfires "No End in Sight"

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    Outdoor grilling is allowed, but cooks are urged to keep a close eye on the flames. They said that so far, more than 2,000 wildfires have burned over 150,000 acres in Florida this year. Temperatures in Central Florida are expected to climb through the week with no rain chance until the weekend. Meanwhile, in Thonotosassa in northeast Hillsborough County, another wildfire has scorched more than 200 acres of Flatwoods Park, shutting down I75 for several hours on May 6.
  • Detroit Pistons' Coach meets newly adopted dog with special needs

    Detroit Pistons' Coach meets newly adopted dog with special needs

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    Event organizers briefly scrambled to find Eastwood a new home last week and the humane society received a flood of inquiries. Kim Van Gundy tells WXYZ-TV that without the pet adoption day "our family would not have seen Eastwood". On Tuesday, the now-famous canine finally left with Van Gundy, his wife, Kim, and their daughter after a warm meeting that the foundation captured on camera .
  • Pup's in Pistons coach's home-court now

    Pup's in Pistons coach's home-court now

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    As luck would have it, the adoption of Eastwood to the family of Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy would have never happened if the Labrador had been adopted during the "Empty the Shelters" event last weekend. The Van Gundy family heard about Eastwood and stepped up to adopt him. On Tuesday, the now-famous canine finally left with Van Gundy, his wife, Kim, and their daughter after a warm meeting that the foundation captured on camera .
  • Avelumab Granted Accelerated Approval for Bladder Cancer

    Avelumab Granted Accelerated Approval for Bladder Cancer

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    The median time to response was 2 months for both groups. The median time to response was 2.0 months (range: 1.3 to 11.0) among patients followed for either ≥13 weeks or ≥6 months. The most frequent grade 3/4 AEs included hyponatremia (16%), fatigue (7%), anemia (6%), hypertension (5%), urinary tract infection (5%), and musculoskeletal pain (3%).
  • Flooding Prompts Montreal to Declare State of Emergency

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    Though this exceptional rainfall may be over soon, experts warn that extreme flooding could become more common. Both provinces have been grappling with the impact of heavy spring rainfall. Quebec's national assembly did not sit Tuesday so that members could stay in their respective ridings an extra day, while Montreal's agglomeration council voted to extend the state of emergency in the area by five days.
  • Godrej Consumer Products up 7.3% after company announces 1:1 bonus

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    She will become the executive chairman of GCPL, owners of popular home care and personal care brands such as Good Knight and Cinthol, after Adi Godrej steps down from the executive role. A meeting of the company's board of directors is to be held on May 17 and it "would be considering raising of long-term funds", JSW Steel said in a BSE filing today.
  • 40 hurt in explosion in Thailand's south

    40 hurt in explosion in Thailand's south

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    The first bomb reportedly went off inside the store and the second is believed to have detonated as customers fled outside to the carpark. ABOUT 50 people were injured by a huge auto bomb outside a department store in Pattani in the deep South yesterday afternoon that also caused widespread damage.
  • Floods drive nearly 1900 from homes in Canada's Quebec

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    Some federal employees were being advised not to go to work Monday because of the flooding. Almost 1,900 homes in 126 Quebec municipalities have been flooded, with more than 1,000 residents leaving the affected areas, the Canadian Press reported , adding that some 1,200 troops were deployed to help evacuate local residents.
  • Hundreds of suspected cholera cases in Yemen

    Hundreds of suspected cholera cases in Yemen

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    Yemenis suspected of being infected with cholera receive treatment at a hospital in Sanaa on May 6, 2017. In response to this cholera outbreak, MSF has set up cholera treatment centres within five hospitals to isolate and treat patients presenting symptoms, and is supporting other structures run by health authorities.
  • Former top United States justice official to testify on Flynn-Russia links

    Former top United States justice official to testify on Flynn-Russia links

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    Yates saw it differently, as she told the Judiciary Committee in a hearing that was focused on the issue of Russian meddling into the 2016 election but which pivoted at times to the saga of Yates' firing and the travel ban. The White House responded to hours of Senate testimony Monday by saying there was still no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation.
  • State bans junk food in schools

    State bans junk food in schools

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    In a welcome move, Maharashtra government has announced a state wide ban on junk food products in the school cafeterias. "HFSS food has less nutrients and more salt, sugar and flour which results in obesity and other illnesses which affect the academic efficiency of students".