Georgetown linebacker walks at graduation after suffering spinal cord injury in 2015-teaser
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Georgetown linebacker walks at graduation after suffering spinal cord injury in 2015-teaser

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Cast Of 'John Wick 3' Announced
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Anjelica Houston has joined the cast of John Wick: Chapter 3 cast.
Earlier it was reported that Halle Berry will play an unnamed role in the film.
Comedian Jason Mantzoukas has also signed on to the film as Tick Tock Man
The third film in the John Wick series is now in production.
John Wick star Keanu Reeves is back. As is director Chad Stahelski.
Previous cast member Laurence Fishburne and Ian McShane also return for the third film.
John Wick 3 hits theaters May 17, 2019.

The World’s Largest Amphibian Is Being Bred To Extinction
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The world’s largest amphibian is the Chinese giant salamander, which can grow up to 2 meters in length. They were once common in rivers across southeastern China. But today, most are found in commercial farms, which breed them to satisfy growing demand from the luxury food market.

UK--A young female rugby player has been given a bravery award for tackling a robber to the ground-update
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Jordyn Mavromatis, 22, saw a thug snatch a handbag from a woman.

Jordyn is a winger for her local rugby team and was at her friend’s house.

She grabbed hold of the robber’s legs, knocking him to the ground.

The mugger, Daniel O’Boyle managed to escape to a nearby car.

He and his accomplice were later caught.

Jordyn was presented with a High Sheriff Award for saving the mom and children from the robber.

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[Jordyn Mavromatis]
I think I would definitely do it again.
I hope everyone would do that.

[Judge, Michael Fowler]
Jordyn’s actions immediately stood out
as requiring such a recommendation.
She deserves to be proud of her actions.

News & Politics

U.S. woman found with eye worm previously known only in cattle

Published at: 2018-02-13

26-year-old woman from Oregon becomes first human to have her eye infected with 14 of these tiny worms previously only seen in cattle.

An Oregon woman has become the first person worldwide known to have had an eye infestation by a tiny worm species previously seen only in cattle that is spread by flies that feed on eyeball lubrication, U.S. government researchers said on Monday.

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention scientists said 14 translucent parasitic worms of the species Thelazia gulosa, all less than half an inch (1.27 cm) long, were extracted from the 26-year-old woman’s eye over a 20-day period before her symptoms dissipated.

This species of Thelazia worm was previously seen in cattle throughout the northern United States and southern Canada, the researchers reported in a study published in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. They said the study indicates that North Americans may be more vulnerable than previously understood to such infections.

If the worms remain in a person’s eye for a prolonged time, they can cause corneal scarring and even blindness, according to the researchers.

“Cases of eye worm parasitic infections are rare in the USA, and this case turned out to be a species of the Thelazia that had never been reported in humans,” said study lead author Richard Bradbury, who works with the CDC’s Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria.

Bradbury said previously it was thought there were only two different species of these eye worms that infected humans worldwide, and that Thelazia gulosa is now the third.

The researchers said the woman noticed a small, translucent worm in her left eye after experiencing irritation. Her frequent outdoor pastimes during the summer months exposed her to the infection, they added.

She was from the city of Gold Beach, located on Oregon’s coast along the Pacific Ocean about 40 miles (65 km) north of the California border.

Previous cases of such eye worm infections have been reported worldwide, predominantly in Europe and Asia and in rural communities with close proximity to animals and with poor living standards, the researchers said.

Eye worms are found in a variety of animals including dogs, cats and certain wild carnivores.

Credit: Reuters


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