Five tips to help reduce the rejection rate when applying for online loans – Travel Daily News International



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Massachusetts man catches monkeypox after traveling to Canada – New York Daily News


A case of monkeypox has been confirmed in the U.S. for the first time this year.

A Massachusetts man who recently traveled to Canada was diagnosed with the disease Tuesday night, the Massachusetts health department said Wednesday in a statement.

Health officials said the unidentified man had been hospitalized, but there was no risk to the general public.

Canada has not confirmed any monkeypox infections, but officials in Quebec launched an investigation Wednesday, the CBC reported. Health leaders in Montreal have already found 13 suspected cases.

Elsewhere, British health authorities have confirmed nine cases of monkeypox in the U.K. since May 7. Portugal is also investigating more than a dozen suspected cases.

While monkeypox is similar to smallpox, it is less deadly. Only about 1 in 100 people infected with monkeypox die, according to the CDC. In 2003, an outbreak in the U.S. infected 47 people, but no one died.

Last year, single cases were detected in Texas and Maryland, months apart. In both cases, the person infected with monkeypox had recently traveled to Nigeria. Monkeypox is most common in West Africa.

While it’s called monkeypox, the exact animal that carries the infection is not confirmed. Monkeypox got its name because it was discovered in lab monkeys in the 1950s.

Scientists believe monkeys often spread monkeypox to smaller animals, who carry the virus to people. The first case detected in humans was in 1970 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.



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A busy traffic week in NYC – New York Daily News


Sunday, May 15 – Saturday, May 21

ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK

It’s NYU’s commencement and Taylor Swift will be delivering remarks to the Class of ‘22 at Yankee Stadium at 11 a.m. on Wednesday. As attendees of previous graduations know, traffic will be a mess on 161st St. and Jerome Ave. Don’t expect to find parking easily, the subway or Metro-North are your best bets.

The Union Square Block Party is Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., on 17th St. from Broadway to Park Ave. South. Decriminalize Mental Illness, a rally and press conference, will be held on Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. at City Hall; watch for extra traffic on Park Row, Chambers St., Broadway, and the approach to the Brooklyn Bridge.

The 3rd Annual Free Dead in the Park Concert to Benefit Riverkeeper will take place Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. at the Central Park Bandshell. Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., the Midtown East Food Fair Series will be held along 54th St. between 3rd Ave. and Lexington Ave.

The Cardinals play the Mets Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday at 7 p.m., plus Thursday at 1 p.m.

At Barclays, the Sun take on the Liberty on Tuesday at 7 p.m. Haim will play MSG on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.

Hudson Yards-bound 7 trains skip 111th St., 103rd St.-Corona Plaza, 90th St.-Elmhurst Ave., and 82 St-Jackson Hts., Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, 10:15 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Dear Gridlock Sam,

RE: traffic deaths, I believe electric bikes that go above say 20 or 25 miles per hour should be licensed. I see them going through lights and not obeying traffic laws. I will write to my state legislators.

Diane

Dear Diane,

If it were up to me, I’d only allow e-bikes with a max speed of 18 mph (instead of the current 25 mph) without pedaling to be unregistered. Any vehicle, with an engine, that can go faster without pedaling should be subject to registration (I propose a nominal amount, say $10) and follow all traffic rules and regulations. The problem is at the state level; there is no way to register these vehicles legally. So, I’m glad you’re writing to state legislators. In reviewing traffic fatality stats comparing 2021 with 2019, I haven’t seen an increase in e-bike deaths even with far more on the road, but more than a doubling of motorcycle/moped fatalities. I have little doubt some of it is due to the lawlessness and lack of helmet use by some riders.

Gridlock Sam



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Residents upset as Niangala waste station set to close, forcing locals to use Dungowan dumps – The Northern Daily Leader



Residents upset as Niangala waste station set to close, forcing locals to use Dungowan dumps  The Northern Daily Leader



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