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Celebrity Cruises norovirus outbreak leaves more than 175 sick, CDC says - - Usa - France - state New Jersey - state Massachusets - county Miami - county Newport - state South Carolina - state Rhode Island - Charleston, state South Carolina - Bermuda
Celebrity Cruises norovirus outbreak leaves more than 175 sick, CDC says
Celebrity Summit cruise to Bermuda, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says. The outbreak, which happened on the voyage from May 15 to 25, affected 152 of the 2,144 passengers onboard and 25 crew members, according to the CDC. Those who became ill suffered symptoms such as diarrhea, abdominal cramps, vomiting and headaches. The CDC said that in response to the outbreak, the Summit’s crew "Increased cleaning and disinfection procedures according to the ship’s outbreak prevention and response plan" and "Notified current guests of the situation onboard and encouraged illness reporting and good hand hygiene." CARNIVAL CRUISE SHIP ROCKED BY ROUGH SEAS, SEVERE WEATHER, SHAKING SOME PASSENGERSIt also "Collected and sent stool specimens from gastrointestinal illness cases to the CDC laboratory." A Celebrity Cruises spokesperson told FOX Business in a statement Tuesday that "The health and safety of our guests, crew and communities we visit are our top priority.  The French-made cruise ship "Celebrity Edge" of the US company of tourism cruise, Celebrity Cruise, leaves the shipyards of Saint-Nazaire to go to Miami, United States, on November 4, 2018 in Saint-Nazaire, western France.
TSA tests facial recognition technology at US airports to boost security - - Usa - city Las Vegas - Washington - city Washington, area District Of Columbia - area District Of Columbia - county Miami - city Atlanta - city Boston - state Mississippi - city Detroit - city Salt Lake City - city San Jose - county Dallas - city Baltimore - Denver - city Jackson, state Mississippi - Los Angeles, county Miami
TSA tests facial recognition technology at US airports to boost security
FILE - A Credential Authentication Technology (CAT-2) identity verification machine is demonstrated to a member of the media at a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) security checkpoint at Baltimore-Washington Airport (BWI) in Baltimore, Mar BALTIMORE - A passenger walks up to an airport security checkpoint, slips an ID card into a slot and looks into a camera atop a small screen. The screen flashes "Photo Complete" and the person walks through — all without having to hand over their identification to the TSA officer sitting behind the screen.It's all part of a pilot project by the Transportation Security Administration to assess the use of facial recognition technology at a number of airports across the country."What we are trying to do with this is aid the officers to actually determine that you are who you say who you are," said Jason Lim, identity management capabilities manager, during a demonstration of the technology to reporters at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.RELATED: Lyft rolls out feature to make airport pickups fasterThe effort comes at a time when the use of various forms of technology to enhance security and streamline procedures is only increasing.
Chips Ahoy! is giving away Miami trip, private yacht party in honor of brand's 60th birthday - - county Miami
Chips Ahoy! is giving away Miami trip, private yacht party in honor of brand's 60th birthday
(Credit: Chips Ahoy!) To commemorate Chips Ahoy!’s 60th birthday, the popular cookie brand has announced the Chips Ahoy! Happiest Birthday Party – a new contest where two lucky winners can enjoy a one-of-a-kind birthday party on a private yacht in Miami, with four of their best friends.According to the brand, the birthday party will take place on a Chips Ahoy! branded yacht, where the winners and their friends can spend the day relaxing on cookie shaped water floaties, sipping espresso martini mocktails and eating Chips Ahoy! ice cream sandwiches, while being entertained by a live DJ.In addition, 300 others will receive limited-edition Chips Ahoy! Happiest Party Kits including a branded Bluetooth speaker, disposable camera, Chips Ahoy! Cookies and custom brand-inspired merchandise."Chips Ahoy! is ‘Here for Happy’ and we know birthdays are some of the happiest times of year for everyone, no matter how old you are," said Sabrina Sierant, senior director at Chips Ahoy. "We are always looking for ways to up the ante when it comes to celebrating, so this year, we're excited to offer some of our biggest fans the chance to have the most memorable, happiest birthday celebration ever through our sweepstakes."A recent study suggests that eating chocolate, especially dark chocolate, is linked to lower odds of depressive symptoms.The contest runs from March 13 through May 15, with the two lucky winners announced at the end of May.
Joe Raedle - Construction to begin on bullet train connecting SoCal to Las Vegas - - Usa - Los Angeles - state California - state Florida - county Palm Beach - city Los Angeles - county Miami
Construction to begin on bullet train connecting SoCal to Las Vegas
LOS ANGELES - A high-speed bullet train connecting Southern California to Las Vegas is one step closer to reality after a landmark deal was inked with several craft rail unions that will enable construction for the historic project to begin this year. Brightline, which is reportedly the only private rail company in the U.S., is on track to connect Las Vegas to Los Angeles with a new 218-mile rail system linking stations at the Las Vegas Strip, Apple Valley, Hesperia, and Rancho Cucamonga within the I-15 right-of-way with trains capable of speeds of 200 mph.The company recently announced the memorandum with the High Speed Rail Labor Coalition, which includes 13 rail unions representing more than 160,000 freight, regional, commuter and passenger railroad workers.Construction on a highly anticipated bullet train from LA to Las Vegas is slated to begin later this yearPREVIOUS COVERAGE: US infrastructure plan spurs talk of Vegas-LA rail service"The MOU demonstrates the support of union labor in the development of the Brightline West system and Brightline West’s commitment to providing the safest possible rail operations and high-quality working conditions for its employees," the company said in a statement.The Brightline train is seen at the new MiamiCentral terminal during the inaugural trip from Miami to West Palm Beach on May 11, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) According to Brightline, the expected travel time between Las Vegas and Los Angeles is approximately 2.5 hours.