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British tourists warned to 'stay in resorts' in Jamaica security emergency

British tourists are being warned they should stay inside their resorts in Montego Bay, Jamaica. The Jamaican government has declared a state of emergency in the St James parish, after a number of “shooting incidents”. The Foreign Office has told British tourists to stay in the confines of their hotels as a “major military operation” takes place. About 200,000 British tourists visit Jamaica every year. A spokesman for the Foreign Office said: “[Tourists] should follow local advice including restrictions in selected areas, and exercise particular care if travelling at night….

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Carillion collapse: Ministers hold emergency meeting

Cabinet ministers are holding a crisis meeting to keep vital public services going after the collapse of key government contractor Carillion. The construction giant, which provides services for schools, prisons and hospitals, has gone into liquidation, threatening thousands of jobs. An emergency Cobra meeting was planned for 18:30 GMT to deal with the fallout. It comes as Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn attacked government policies and called Carillion a “watershed moment”. In a video released on social media, he said: “In the wake of the collapse of the contractor Carillion, it…

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Houston Astros first base coach recovering well after emergency brain surgery

Houston Astros‘ first base coach Rich Dauer miraculously beat the odds when he survived an emergency brain surgery on the day of the team’s World Series celebration. As the team paraded through the streets of downtown Houston on Nov. 3 in honor of its first-ever championship title, coach Rich Dauer suddenly began staggering and collapsed on stage during the official ceremony. The 65-year-old was rushed to Houston Methodist Hospital and was unresponsive by the time he arrived. Doctors determined Dauer had a subdural hematoma [brain bleed] and performed emergency surgery…

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Is it an emergency? Insurer makes patients question ER visit

Alison Wrenne was making waffles for her two young children one morning when abdominal pain forced her to the floor. A neighbor who is a physician assistant urged her to go to the emergency room. Wrong decision, according to her health insurer. Wrenne was diagnosed with a ruptured ovarian cyst, but Anthem said that wasn’t an emergency and stuck her with a $ 4,110 bill. “How are you supposed to know that?” said the 34-year-old from Lexington, Kentucky. “I’m not a doctor … that’s what the emergency room is for.”…

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Officials say Trump's opioid emergency won't mean new money

President Donald Trump’s plan to declare the opioid crisis a nationwide public health emergency won’t bring new dollars to fight a scourge that kills nearly 100 Americans each day, but will expand access to medical services in rural areas and shift some federal HIV money to help addicts, among other changes, White House officials said Thursday. Trump intended to use an afternoon speech to announce that he was directing his acting health and human services secretary to take those steps, according to the officials, who weren’t authorized to publicly discuss…

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What to know about hepatitis A, as California outbreak triggers state of emergency

As California finds itself in the grips of the largest person-to-person hepatitis A outbreak in more than two decades, health officials are taking emergency measures to curb the spread of the deadly disease. On Friday, California Governor Jerry Brown declared a State of Emergency in light of the outbreak that has killed at least 18 people, hospitalized 386 and infected at least 578 in the state as of this past weekend, according to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). “This outbreak is different than any other we have seen…

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Oscars board stages emergency Harvey Weinstein meeting

The board of governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is to review Harvey Weinstein’s membership at an emergency meeting. The 54-member board is made up of actors, directors, and film executives, including Tom Cruise, Whoopi Goldberg, and Steven Spielberg. The academy, which organises the Oscars, previously called Mr Weinstein’s actions “abhorrent”. The movie mogul has been accused of a string of sexual assaults and rape. The emergency meeting follows an avalanche of accusations against the producer by more than two dozen women, including actresses Angelina Jolie,…

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