To Fight Global Threat of Antibiotic Resistance, WHO Issues First …

To address the major and growing global threat that stems from rampant overuse and misuse of antibiotics in agriculture, the World Health Organization (WHO) this week issued its first-ever formal guidelines instructing farmers to stop using so many antimicrobials in healthy livestock.

“As important as these guidelines are, they are just that—guidelines. To help curb resistance, individual companies and/or countries actually have to take action on them.”
—David Wallinga, NRDC

“If no action is taken today, by 2050, almost all current antibiotics will be ineffective in preventing and treating human disease, and the costs of losing these drugs will exceed U.S. $100 trillion in terms of national productivity,” the U.N. agency predicts in a related policy brief (pdf).

David Wallinga, a senior health officer at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), said the guidelines “may be a game-changer in this fight,” because they call for “fairly significant changes to

... read more at: https://www.commondreams.org/news/2017/11/08/fight-global-threat-antibiotic-resistance-who-issues-first-ever-guidelines-curb-use

Police Log

 Tuesday, Aug. 29

A motor vehicle accident resulting in personal injury occurred on Beacon Street at 1:19 p.m. The car crashed into a pole and National Grid was notified. 

A mental health patient was reported missing on North Street at 3:09 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 30

Richard Hardy, 34, of 44 Arlington St., Apt. B, Manchester, N.H., was charged with possession of a class B substance and with two warrants. Allison Grande, 35, of 44 Arlington St., Apt. B, Manchester, N.H., was charged with the unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, a marked lanes violation, and a warrant. A third woman was summonsed for possession of a class A substance, but was allowed to drive the motor vehicle away from the scene. The car was pulled over by officers at 6:34 p.m. on River Road. 

Thursday, Aug. 31

A sick looking coyote was reported on Quail Run at 10:29 a.m. The coyote was gone before officials arrived

... read more at: http://www.andovertownsman.com/news/police-log/article_6bc6c74b-6e6b-5156-811f-bb1fc8f6403d.html

Police Log

 Tuesday, Aug. 29

A motor vehicle accident resulting in personal injury occurred on Beacon Street at 1:19 p.m. The car crashed into a pole and National Grid was notified. 

A mental health patient was reported missing on North Street at 3:09 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 30

Richard Hardy, 34, of 44 Arlington St., Apt. B, Manchester, N.H., was charged with possession of a class B substance and with two warrants. Allison Grande, 35, of 44 Arlington St., Apt. B, Manchester, N.H., was charged with the unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, a marked lanes violation, and a warrant. A third woman was summonsed for possession of a class A substance, but was allowed to drive the motor vehicle away from the scene. The car was pulled over by officers at 6:34 p.m. on River Road. 

Thursday, Aug. 31

A sick looking coyote was reported on Quail Run at 10:29 a.m. The coyote was gone before officials arrived

... read more at: http://www.andovertownsman.com/news/police-log/article_6bc6c74b-6e6b-5156-811f-bb1fc8f6403d.html

5 ways to upgrade your old car with new-car tech

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet.

No word yet on when cars will be able to take the wheel while dressing you in a suit, a la “The Incredibles,” but today’s car makers are still coming up with some pretty fancy new technology.

As the industry barrels toward autonomous vehicles, new cars include increasingly advanced ways to protect drivers, such as automatic braking and blind spot monitoring. Plus, new car technology often means posh comfort features. Think Wi-Fi access and massaging seats.

But it’s not always affordable to buy a new car or expensive technology packages, and buying a used car — or holding on to a car longer — is much more practical for many shoppers.

The good news is, you don’t need a new car to get some of the latest upgrades. Several aftermarket

... read more at: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/5-ways-to-upgrade-your-old-car-with-new-car-tech-2017-01-26

Man, 20, shot in Haverhill Sunday – Eagle

HAVERHILL — A 20-year-old man was shot in the area of 44 Portland St. Sunday afternoon at about 3:30 p.m.

Haverhill police report the man, whose name has not been released, was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Haverhill police detectives are investigating.

Anyone with information should contact Haverhill police at 978-373-1212.

More information will be available in tomorrow’s edition of The Eagle-Tribune.

... read more at: http://www.eagletribune.com/news/haverhill/man-shot-in-haverhill-sunday/article_8dffe53a-e9f8-5ba4-96b7-4c9d9227ffe7.html

Portland Art Museum to showcase ‘The Shape of Speed’

Ken Gross has done it again. He’ll expose classic streamlined vehicles to yet another new audience when the Portland Art Museum features “The Shape of Speed” exhibition from June 16 through September 16.

The exhibition will showcase 16 cars and two motorcycles, as well as engineering drawings and period photographs that include the aircraft, railroad, ship and yacht designs that influenced automotive designers.

Portland Art Museum to showcase The Shape of Speed | ClassicCars

Westfall Henderson motorcycle

This will be the second time Gross has been guest curator for an automotive exhibit at the museum. In 2011, he helped with “The Allure of the Automobile” that presented vehicles as rolling sculpture.

Gross, a hot-rodder, automotive writer and former director of the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, has spread interest in collector cars by convincing art museums in Phoenix, Houston, Salt Lake City, Indianapolis, Nashville, Atlanta

... read more at: https://journal.classiccars.com/2018/02/15/portland-art-museum-showcase-shape-speed/

Scholarship honoring slain police officer awarded for first time

SALEM — It has been five years since Sean Collier, an MIT police Officer and Salem State University graduate, was killed by the Boston Marathon terrorists.

Now, after years of fundraising, a Salem State University scholarship fund created in his memory will start cutting checks for students aspiring to lead by his example.

Collier, a 2009 graduate of Salem State, was on patrol for the campus police department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on April 18, 2013 when he was shot and killed by Dzhokar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the Boston Marathon bombers. Collier was 26 years old.

His death hit hard at Salem State, where Collier had been “a very popular student in the college and leader in the class,” said Ed LeClaire, a criminal justice professor at Salem State.

“Sean was a police officer that represented everything we at Salem State University designed into the program,” LeClaire said. “He was the epitome of a

... read more at: http://www.salemnews.com/news/local_news/scholarship-honoring-slain-police-officer-awarded-for-first-time/article_060ef60b-fa5c-593e-9022-b6fc0fbe25a9.html

Shalane Flanagan race returns to Marblehead

MARBLEHEAD — Shalane Flanagan, a town native who recently won the New York City Marathon, along with the Marblehead Track Association, will present the 2nd annual Shalane Flanagan High School Challenge on Saturday, Nov. 25.

The event, which runs concurrently with the fourth annual Back the Track 5K, takes place at the Marblehead Community Center on 10 Humphrey Street. The Team Challenge is open to any current high school aged student-athletes graduating between 2018 and 2021. Teams consist of three boys or three girls from the same city or town.

In addition to bragging rights, teams compete for the Flanagan Cup, a traveling trophy awarded to the top boys’ and girls’ teams based on cumulative time. The winning teams ‘own’ the Cup for a year and return it in 2018, at which point it will be up for grabs. There is no limit to the number of teams a single town can enter,

... read more at: http://www.salemnews.com/sports/shalane-flanagan-race-returns-to-marblehead/article_28031b3b-6be2-5624-9530-7039d0874131.html

Shalane Flanagan race returns to Marblehead | Sports | salemnews …

MARBLEHEAD — Shalane Flanagan, a town native who recently won the New York City Marathon, along with the Marblehead Track Association, will present the 2nd annual Shalane Flanagan High School Challenge on Saturday, Nov. 25.

The event, which runs concurrently with the fourth annual Back the Track 5K, takes place at the Marblehead Community Center on 10 Humphrey Street. The Team Challenge is open to any current high school aged student-athletes graduating between 2018 and 2021. Teams consist of three boys or three girls from the same city or town.

In addition to bragging rights, teams compete for the Flanagan Cup, a traveling trophy awarded to the top boys’ and girls’ teams based on cumulative time. The winning teams ‘own’ the Cup for a year and return it in 2018, at which point it will be up for grabs. There is no limit to the number of teams a single town can enter,

... read more at: http://www.salemnews.com/sports/shalane-flanagan-race-returns-to-marblehead/article_28031b3b-6be2-5624-9530-7039d0874131.html