Teenage boys rape 13-year-old in Zurich, film act on cellphone

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Teenage boys rape 13-year-old in Zurich, film act on cellphone

Posted by VZWk94v8 on December 16, 2017

Friday, November 17, 2006

A group of 13 teenage boys raped a 13-year old school girl in Zurich last weekend, reports the website of the German language newspaper 20 Minuten. The report says that the girl was raped repeatedly and the act was filmed on mobile phones.

Six of the suspects are Swiss nationals, two come from Serbia and Montenegro, one comes from Italy, two from the Republic of Macedonia, one from the Dominican Republic and one from Bosnia and Hercegovina. All live in Zurich.

All the suspects were arrested on Thursday. Police secured 3 mobile phones. Police say that securing the phones ensures the movies don’t get published on the Internet and cannot spark potential copycat acts.

The alleged act took place in the flat of an 18-year-old colleague of a 15-year-old friend of the victim. The victim and four of the arrested suspects attend the same school Schulhaus Buhnrain in Zurich Seebach.

According to 20 Minuten, the families of the perpetrators have now massively threatened the victim.

Verena Lang Temperli, a school official, told 20 Minuten that this case is a problem of society itself, not a problem of the school.

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Wikinews interviews Jim Hedges, U.S. Prohibition Party presidential candidate

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Wikinews interviews Jim Hedges, U.S. Prohibition Party presidential candidate

Posted by VZWk94v8 on December 15, 2017

Saturday, January 29, 2011

U.S. Prohibition Party presidential candidate Jim Hedges of Thompson Township, Pennsylvania took some time to answer a few questions about the Prohibition Party and his 2012 presidential campaign.

The Prohibition Party is the third oldest existing political party in the United States, having been established in 1869. It reached its height of popularity during the late 19th century. The party heavily supported the Eighteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which banned the sale of alcohol, and resulted in the US period known as Prohibition (1919–33). It was repealed in 1933. The party has declined since this period, but has continued to nominate candidates for the presidential election.

In 2003, the party split into two factions. Preacher Gene Amondson and perennial candidate Earl Dodge were nominated for the presidency by their respective factions. After Dodge’s death in 2007, the party reunified and named Amondson as its sole presidential nominee for 2008. During the election, Amondson was interviewed by Wikinews. He died in 2009, leaving an opening in the party for 2012.

Jim Hedges is a longtime Prohibition activist, who holds the distinction of the first individual of the 21st century (and the first since 1959) to be elected to a political office under the Prohibition Party banner. In 2001, he was elected as the Thompson Township tax assessor, and was re-elected to the post in 2005. He served until his term expired in 2010. Hedges declared his intent to run for the Prohibition Party presidential nomination on February 18, 2010. This marks his first run for the presidency.

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Canadian MP Benoit Sauvageau dies in car crash

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Canadian MP Benoit Sauvageau dies in car crash

Posted by VZWk94v8 on December 15, 2017

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Bloc Quebecois Member of Parliament Benoit Sauvageau was killed in an automobile accident on Monday morning after his vehicle hit a tow truck at the side of a road in his Montreal constituency.

Sauvageau, 42, had been an MP since 1993 and represented the riding of Repentigny at the time of his death.

Bloc Québécois (BQ) Leader Gilles Duceppe, speaking in Quebec City, remembered Sauvageau as a hard-working representative who was widely respected “not only in the sovereigntist camp but by his adversaries who always recognized him for his honesty and his determination.”

“I think he was a very good member of Parliament, a very good sovereigntist,” added Duceppe.

Visibly shaken by the news, Duceppe said: “It’s awful, at 42 with four children (daughters) between the ages of five and 15, it’s not right.”

Former Quebec Premier Lucien Bouchard, who led the BQ when Sauvageau was first elected, told Radio Canada: “It’s a tragedy. It’s unbelievable that he died like that.”

“He is a man who was engaged in political fights but he did it correctly, with nobility and idealism and a lot of respect for others, even his adversaries,” said Bouchard.

Sauvageau was a history professor before entering politics. As an MP he was the Bloc’s spokesperson on public accounts and the treasury board and was also the party’s critic responsible for the Official Languages Act and the rights of Francophones outside of Quebec.

“On behalf of the Liberal Party of Canada and our Parliamentary caucus, I would like to express my deepest sadness and regret at the news of the death of Benoît Sauvageau in a tragic car accident in Repentigny this afternoon,” said interim Liberal leader Bill Graham.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper said the prayers and thoughts of all Parliamentarians are with Sauvageau’s loved ones at this difficult time.

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Clearing the air: Positions of Canadian parties vis-à-vis the environment

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Clearing the air: Positions of Canadian parties vis-à-vis the environment

Posted by VZWk94v8 on December 15, 2017

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Canadian Federal Elections 2008
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National Parties

In the lead-up to the 2008 Canadian federal elections much speculation was made about environmental issues and initiative, with various parties maneuvering to claim some portion of the green mantle. But it was the Liberal party which first brought a full-blown policy to the public.

In the months since the Green Shift initiative was brought forth, the political pundits and activists have both talked about this year as the first election where the environment would be a major issue on the minds of voters, and possibly a decisive one for the electorate.

It’s indeed true the environment ranks very high in minds of voters across the country, particularly among young voters. One national survey of Canadians between 18 and 25 finds the environment is the top issue. A poll of all voters found it to be the third most important single issue over all, behind the economy and health care, but the poll suggested that no one issue has really caught the attention of the electorate with many issues gaining similar attention.

The parties themselves seem indecisive, trying to claim a focus on environmental issues but rarely making specific proposals or promises, with the notable exception of the Liberals whose platform has been targeted by opponents and commentators as “wildly experimental” and “doesn’t go deep enough” by turns.

Examining the platforms of the New Democratic Party regarding air pollution and global warming as available on their website, one is struck by a lack of substance. Reference is made to C-377, the Climate Change Accountability Act, which the NDP calls “Layton’s Kyoto-Plus Bill”, which was passed in 2006. The party believes Canada can achieve its Kyoto requirements by 2012, though no mention is made of how a Layton government would do so.

In June of 2008 the Liberals tabled a plan, the Green Shift, which they claim would reduce Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions 20% under 1990 emissions – well below the 6% required by Canadian law when Canada ratified the Kyoto Accord – by 2020, which is rather after the 2008-2012 phase-in period required by that same law. The method of performing this reduction would be to shift the Canadian tax system, reducing income and revenue taxes by replacing them with taxes on greenhouse gas emissions. The plan generated considerable discussion and opposition, and the party has back-pedaled in some portions and added on in others, as well as announcing a couple of separate initiatives to soften the effects for farmers, homeowners, and fishermen among others.

A more diverse approach than solely a “Carbon Tax” is proposed in the Green Party’s platform, which presents an almost holistic approach of adherence to the Kyoto obligations, “Cap and trade” of carbon emissions, industry development with both green technology R&D and regulation as well as consumer subsidies, and their own version of a carbon tax. Alone of the parties they specifically mention the role of international diplomacy/trade as a part of their approach.

Such an approach appears to be anathema to the Conservatives, whose mantra since their election has been that Kyoto cannot be complied with without forcing an economic recession on the country, and used the Throne Speech of 2007 to reiterate that position. They have opposed cap-and-trade schemes in the past, but their platform for this election states their plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions includes emissions caps for “four air pollutants commonly associated with smog and acid rain,” as well as “tough emission reduction targets”.

In contrast to the laundry-list of unconnected initiatives on the Conservative’s website, the clean platform pamphlet created by the Bloc Québécois makes a simple and apparently heartfelt statement on the environment:

La lutte aux changements climatiques est devenue un enjeu fondamental pour l’humanité et le Québec est déterminé à apporter sa contribution, à sa façon. À Ottawa, c’est le Bloc Québécois qui mène la lutte en faveur de l’application du protocole de Kyoto dans le respect des choix du Québec.
Tackling climate change has become a fundamental issue for all of humanity and Québec is determined to make its contribution, in its own way. In Ottawa, the Bloc Québécois, respecting Québec’s choices, is leading the fight to enforce the Kyoto Protocol.

Just how they plan to enforce the Kyoto obligations is not stated, though they do discuss a carbon market, and tax incentives for home heating upgrade and transportation.

There seems to be a wide if somewhat shallow interest in the electorate as to just what each party is offering on the environmental file. But with sketchy platforms regarding environmental issues, it’s no wonder some of the parties have turned to the subject of economics in recent days.

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10 Discredited Or Untested Hiv Cures}

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10 Discredited or Untested HIV Cures

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Tim Leach

Its well documented that there are no medically verified cures for HIV and AIDS. While researchers continue to make progress towards getting a cure, there are always going to be a number of discredited treatments and conmen trying to make some money off the backs of peoples desperation. Here are 9 of the more unusual ones, as well as one that is yet to be externally verified thats been rumbling on for 8 years

The Remarkable Recovery of Andrew Stimpson

Anecdotally, there have been a lot of cases of people spontaneously recovering for no reason whatsoever, but in November 2005, two British newspapers broke the story of Andrew Stimpson. In May 2002, Stimpson underwent HIV testing and was diagnosed as positive. In August that year, he underwent two further tests both of which confirmed the original diagnosis. The viral load test showed the virus to be of low quantities, so he was not prescribed antiretroviral medication, but took vitamin supplements on his own volition.

14 months later, feeling surprisingly healthy he was tested again and found to have no HIV antibodies in the blood stream two follow up tests confirmed this. After attempting to sue the hospitals which had wrongly diagnosed him, it was confirmed that there was no mix-up, and his original blood sample was retested only to find another positive.

He went for follow up testing in 2006 to see if he held the answer of a cure in him, but no news has appeared since. Although 3 false positives is highly unlikely, many scientists still find it a more plausible explanation than a cure and the vitamins explanation is generally considered nonsense (many people worldwide take vitamins and mineral supplements, and there is no evidence to suggest they help cure an HIV infection.)

President Jammehs AIDS Cure

In January 2007, President Jammeh of Gambia made the claim that he could cure both Asthma and HIV/AIDS with a days treatment. He promised that in between 3 and 30 days an HIV test would show negative results. The treatment involves herbs mixed into a green paste and a pale yellow tea, along with the power of prayer.

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Although the Gambian president still continues the treatment, results have been met with skepticism at least two patients have died, and many others show no improvement. Those that do show an undetectable viral load test may well have been taking antiretroviral medication before the treatment, which often leaves the virus undetectable. The International AIDS association has labeled Gambias reliance on an untested program unethical and described the decision to take patients off antiretroviral medications shocking and irresponsible

Dr Sebi

Dr. Sebi was arrested in 1987 and again in 1997 for publishing false health claims and practicing medicine without a license, but that hasnt stopped many being taken in by his electric foods which claim to cure AIDS, cancer and others. The miracle cure, which comes with no verifiable evidence, is a mixture of plant extracts which claims to remove the mucous which Sebi believes is the cause of AIDS when compromised.

Ubhejane

Ubhejane is a brown liquid made from 89 herbs which is available in South Africa, created by Zeblon Gwala. Rigorous human trials have shown no evidence of this improving the condition of those with positive HIV test results, but that hasnt stopped the Gwalas employees describing it as a cure for AIDS. The opposition party in South Africa has attempted to prosecute Gwala for fraud, and recently the Advertising Standards Authority of South Africa demanded the withdrawal of an advert that boasted that the drug boosted immunity and reduced viral load.

Colloidal Silver

Colloidal Silver is a suspension of tiny silver particles in water. It can kill germs in laboratory conditions, but that doesnt mean that it benefits people with HIV as has been suggested. On top of the fact that there is no evidence that it works as a cure, taking Colloidal Silver can be incredibly dangerous. It is illegal in America, can cause irreversible bluish-grey skin discoloration (argyria) and in large doses can cause kidney damage, stomach issues, headaches, fatigue, skin irritation and neurological problems.

Virodene

In the late 1990s, Virodene was seen as a potential cure for AIDS, and was strongly supported by members of the South African government. Lab studies have shown that the chemical (based on the industrial solvent dimethylformamide) does not destroy HIV or inhibit its replication, and the only study on humans showed it did not reduce viral load and only marginally affected the immune system. Dimethylformamide in its original form is a toxic substance and workers are advised to avoid contact with the skin as it can cause serious liver damage!

Ozone

Ozone is a form of oxygen gas that is unstable its been touted as a cure for many diseases as well as for those who have had HIV tests return positive. Whatever form it is taken through injected, applied to extracts of blood, or swallowed the gas has shown no significant effects on HIV infection. Its illegal in America for retailers to make any health claims about ozone generators.

Dr. Hulda Clarks HIV Zapper

Dr. Hulda Clark who does not actually hold a medical license promotes an electrical zapper which she claims can destroy parasites, bacteria and viruses in the body by generating low voltage electricity. No proper studies of the zapper have been conducted, but given Dr Clark has been in trouble for practicing medicine without a licence in both the US and Mexico, and believes that HIV comes from intestinal worms and can be present in snails, would you really want to take a chance on her remedy?

Dr. Gary R. Davis Goat Serum

When a goat appeared to Dr. Gary R. Davis in a dream, he believed that a goat serum was the cure to HIV. He was unable to conduct tests in America or Ghana due to legal restrictions, but one woman stole a sample of the serum from his office and used it on her daughter. Despite many reports to the opposite, the daughter confirmed in an interview in 2006 that the treatment had not been successful and that subsequent HIV testing had provided positive results.

Jeremiah Abalaka

Along with all these discredited cures, there is one that has been rumbling on without a scientific approval for some 8 years now. In May 2000, the BBC reported on Jerimiah Abalaka, a Nigerian doctor who claimed to have found a cure and a vaccine against the dreaded HIV virus. After curing 29 people, Abalaka promised a paper on it soon and even claimed to have injected himself with HIV positive blood on six occasions to prove the success of his vaccine.

When the scientific paper was published, it emerged that the vaccine was developed from the blood of HIV patients and Abalaka claimed that it also eliminated antibodies for Hepatitis B and C, and improved malaria symptoms in a number of patients. New Scientist described the idea of a vaccine as plausible in 2004, but to date it has not been verified outside of the paper itself. The saga continues to rumble on, and the last I heard it Abalaka was suing the Nigerian Academy of Science for casting doubt upon the vaccine.

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Getting even with the law: Wikinews interviews New York City’s ‘Jimmy Justice’

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Getting even with the law: Wikinews interviews New York City’s ‘Jimmy Justice’

Posted by VZWk94v8 on December 14, 2017

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

“What bothers me is watching an officer write someone a summons and then commit the exact same violation with their official vehicle.

A civilian known as ‘Jimmy Justice’ who resides in New York City (NYC), New York, the largest city in the United States, has been videotaping NYC police officers and city workers, breaking the law while on the job.

Since 2007, he claims to have caught “hundreds of officers and other city employees violating the law,” and says he has them all on camera. He has posted his best confrontations with them to the video sharing website YouTube. As a result, Justice states that he has been asked to do a United States television show and Wikinews got an exclusive interview with him. For protection, Justice wished not to be called by his real name in fear of police retaliation.

Last year, Justice videotaped a police officer parking in front of a fire hydrant, but has only recently gained attention on social networking news sites such as Digg and reddit.com. So Wikinews contacted Mr. Justice, known as JimmyJustice4753 on YouTube, for an exclusive interview to find out what caused him to get revenge on the law.

On June 30, 2007, Justice caught officer E. Anderson of the NYPD, traffic division, parking directly in front of a fire hydrant while she went inside a restaurant to take a 15 minute lunch break.

“Do you think there is something wrong with parking a vehicle, blocking a fire hydrant,?” says Justice while following Anderson to her car after her meal.

“Mrs. Anderson I’m talking to you,” says Justice as Anderson ignores him. “You parked your vehicle blocking a fire hydrant. You are not allowed to do that. Somebody else would get a ticket for that. Why are you allowed to do it? You should be ashamed of yourself Mrs. Anderson.”

By this time, the incident has gained the interest of people nearby the scene and passing it. One unidentified woman, who claims to be a retired NYC police officer decides to intervene stating that people “are not supposed to film any police, [or] anybody employed with the police department because of the terrorism.” A short time later the woman walked off camera.

Since 2007 Justice says he has caught “hundreds of law enforcement officers and city officials” on “over 30 hours of video” violating laws from illegal U-turns in business districts to blocking bus stops and fire hydrants. Justice has only uploaded the “most colorful ones to YouTube” and recently, on April 8, 2008, Justice videotaped a NYPD tow truck officer blocking a hydrant while he also ate lunch inside a restaurant. According to NYC law, it is illegal for any vehicle to park within 15 feet of a fire hydrant and to park in front of a bus stop. It is also illegal for any person to make a U-turn in a business district. Fines for these violations can cost a driver up to US$115.00 for each violation occurred.

When Wikinews asked Justice why he decided to start filming the violations made by officials he answered, “what bothers me is watching an officer write someone a summons and then commit the exact same violation with their official vehicle. I started making these videos to remind the officers (and complacent civilians) that City employees have to abide by the same laws that they are paid to enforce. I plan on doing this and inspiring others to do this as well as a means of leveling the playing field against discourteous officers.”

“In NYC, the traffic cops are notorious for their draconian indiscretion in handing out summonses to civilians for petty violations. Obviously the laws are not enforced as a matter of public safety, but rather to raise revenue,” added Justice.

Justice makes little effort to get the violations on videotape saying “all I have to do to catch them is open my eyes.”

“The problem with abuse of authority is rampant in New York City. I take my video camera with me on the way to work and on the way to social events and band rehearsals and when I see action it takes me less than 4 seconds to have the camera out and in record mode,” states Justice.

His videos have drawn the attention of media and he has been featured on ABC’s ‘I-caught videos’ and Inside Edition. Justice also states that the popularity of his videos have gotten the attention producers in Hollywood, California and as a result, there are plans for a television show.

Since Justice began getting even with officials and their violations, he states that there has been a positive change in the communities.

“The publicity my videos have received has effected positive change in the community, but we still have a long road ahead of us,” added Justice.

As a result of his videos, at the time the NYPD launched an investigation into the violations, but it is not known if any officers were charged or punished. Justice himself has never been arrested, but has been assaulted.

“I have never been arrested for this yet but they have threatened me with arrest. I have been spit on, cursed at, assaulted, and I had 2 cameras broken already,” added Justice.

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‘Twin Towers’ warship set to enter New York

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‘Twin Towers’ warship set to enter New York

Posted by VZWk94v8 on December 14, 2017

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

A warship built with steel from the World Trade Center is set to enter New York and travel up the Hudson River to the site of Ground Zero. 7.5 tons of steel from the buildings have been used in the construction of the USS New York. When the ship reaches Ground Zero it will fire a 21-gun salute. The ceremony will be viewed by relatives of those who lost their life during the September 11 attacks as well as rescuers and the public.

The official commissioning ceremony takes place on Saturday.

The crest of the ship features the images of the Twin Towers and the colours of the departments that first responded to the attacks.

The ship has 361 sailors serving aboard of which around 1 in 7 is from New York. A spokeswoman for the U.S Navy said that there had been many requests to serve on the ship.

The USS New York departed from Mississippi on October 14. This is the sixth ship to be named after the State of New York.

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Ems Uniforms

Posted by VZWk94v8 on December 14, 2017

By Max Johnson

It is needless to say how important the right kinds of uniforms are for people who are in the EMS fields. EMS stands for Emergency Medical Services, and people working in these services are called as EMTs, which stands for Emergency Medical Technicians. These professionals have to provide medical assistance in emergency situations to people in settings outside hospitals. One of the reasons why the proper EMS or EMT uniforms become important is that it provides the wearer with a sense of authority.

The workers in EMS work in public service, or in places that have safety requirements. That is the reason why is necessary for these people to be dressed in the right kind of EMS uniforms. If you are working as an EMT, you will agree that the EMT uniforms do go a long way in reinforcing your image as a professional.

There are certain characteristics that the EMS uniforms must possess. They must be crisp and look as though they have come out from the laundry every time. Woozy EMS uniforms will only give the impression that the person wearing it has a laidback attitude. EMS uniforms are usually characterized with sharp cuts and creases so that they look freshly ironed all the time. You will also find them in a crease-free and wrinkle-free material so that they remain looking good as long as you wear them.

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The color is important too. Most EMS uniforms have commanding colors like khaki, black, dark browns and blues, navy blue, maroon, etc. If you run an EMS service, then you can look for these colors for your employees. Remember that the color of the uniform goes a long way in creating the overall brand image. If you search online, you can be sure to get the right color for your establishment.

EMT uniforms should also be utilitarian. They should be equipped with an adequate number of pockets since emergency services technicians will have to carry a lot of tools with them most of the time. At the same time, there should be comfort. Hence, designers of EMT uniforms like to give them the cargo fit, which is rugged and at the same time comfortable to wear.

In order to enhance their good looks, you will find the EMS uniforms made with twill fabrics that give them a very beautiful and commanding weave. Also, their broad loops where establishment belts with big buckles can be worn, add to the effect.

Online manufacturers will also undertake to customize your EMS uniforms by embroidering the logo of your company onto them, or by adding silk screens. If you give them the logo in the form of a gif image, they will transfer the image onto the uniforms to be worn by your employees at work.

You can find a full range of EMS uniforms through online retailers. Online is a newer medium for buying clothes, but you can find the full range of sizes from small to 10 extra large. Online retailers can even personalize the uniforms for you to be suitable for your establishment.

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Hurricane Dean forecasted to become “catastrophic” Category 5 storm

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Hurricane Dean forecasted to become “catastrophic” Category 5 storm

Posted by VZWk94v8 on December 14, 2017

Saturday, August 18, 2007

The National Hurricane Center in Miami is calling Hurricane Dean “extremely dangerous,” saying that the storm is gaining strength and will likely become a Category 5 storm. The storm’s winds are currently clocked at 150 mph, classifying it as a Category 4 hurricane. A Category 5 hurricane means the storm has winds of over 155 mph and has the potential to cause “catastrophic” damage.

Dean is currently moving through the eastern Caribbean, and is heading towards the Dominican Republic and Haiti. The storm is expected to hit Jamaica on Sunday, and then gain even more power as it strikes Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula on Monday.

Dean could hit the mainland of the United States on Wednesday. Therefore, officials in Texas and Louisiana are currently making major preparations.

Rick Perry, the Governor of Texas, said the hurricane is an “imminent threat,” saying the state is preparing for its arrival. Task forces have been put on alert, and supply trucks and other resources are in position.

Governor Kathleen Blanco of Louisiana declared a state of emergency yesterday so local governments can move forward with emergency plans if necessary. However, forecasters say there is little chance of Dean moving toward Louisiana. Instead, the storm is expected to threaten Mexico or Texas.

A hurricane watch has been issued for Haiti from the Haiti/Dominican Republic border to Port-au-Prince. Jamaica has opened all shelters and Cuba has declared a “state of alert” in preparation for the storm.

A tropical storm warning remains in effect for the U.S. and Spanish Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.

At 5 a.m. EDT, the center of Hurricane Dean was about 240 miles south-southwest of San Juan, Puerto Rico, and 660 miles east-southeast of Kingston, Jamaica, and was moving west at 14 mph. However, the storm is expected to pick up speed today.

Hurricane Dean could force NASA to cut short Endeavour‘s flight. Mission management team chairman Leroy Cain said, “We’d really like to protect an option to be able to end the mission on Tuesday.”

The Associated Press reports several deaths and significant damage on the islands of St. Lucia, Dominica and Martinique.

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