Worker shortage stymies vaccine mandates at nursing homes

Worker shortage stymies vaccine mandates at nursing homes

BANGOR, Maine — Several Maine healthcare systems and hospitals are mandating COVID-19 vaccines for employees but staffing shortages in many nursing homes may prevent them from following suit. The Bangor Daily News reports that more than 40 nursing homes want to require staff to be vaccinated but longstanding shortages make them wary of implementing requirements, according to … Read more

Bangladesh lightning strike kills 17 on wedding boat

Bangladesh lightning strike kills 17 on wedding boat

At least 17 people were killed and more than a dozen injured after lightning struck a wedding party in Bangladesh on Wednesday. “We have information of 17 people who died,” said police official Farid Hossain of the tragedy, which occurred in the Padma river in Shibganj town, CNN reported. The bolt reportedly hit while a … Read more

Hurricane season to be busier than 1st thought

Hurricane season to be busier than 1st thought

After a record start, followed by a near-silent July, the Atlantic hurricane season looks like it will be busier than meteorologists predicted a few months ago. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Wednesday updated its outlook for the 2021 Atlantic season, slightly increasing the number of named storms and hurricanes expected in what is predicted to … Read more

‘Jurassic Park’ project on track despite warnings

'Jurassic Park' project on track despite warnings

JAKARTA, Aug 5 – Construction on an Indonesian tourism project dubbed “Jurassic Park” on social media will continue, the Southeast Asian country’s environment ministry said on Thursday, despite UNESCO warnings the plans could have a negative environmental impact. Work on a series of tourism projects in Indonesia’s Komodo National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, began last year, sparking concerns about threats to the local economy … Read more

Mayor shares shocking video of ‘ghost’ attacking guard

Mayor shares shocking video of 'ghost' attacking guard

Was this a case of paranormal smack-tivity? A Colombian mayor baffled his social media followers after sharing a video of an alleged ghost attacking one of his security guards. “I want to share this video with you today, emphasizing that, as mayor, I have the conviction that faith has insurmountable power,” wrote Jose Manuel Rios … Read more

First female monkey ‘boss’ takes over at Japanese zoo

First female monkey 'boss' takes over at Japanese zoo

Humans aren’t the only primates touting feminism. A 9-year-old female macaque at a nature reserve in Japan has taken over her troop of 677 monkeys, Mainichi Japan reported on Monday. Yakei, at the Takasakiyama Zoological Garden in Oita city, began her meteoric rise to top banana in the spring after roughing up her own mom, … Read more