by on October 10, 2022
A rabid bat was found on the ground in the Alki Beach area, in the parking lot of the Duwamish Head Condominiums at 1140 Alki Ave SW, across the street from the Alki Trail and Alki Beach Pier.    Anyone who might have had contact with this bat (even if not bitten) could be at risk and should seek medical evaluation immediately or call Public Health at 206-296-4774 to determine if rabies-preventative treatment is necessary.   Rabies is life-threatening but is treatable if caught early and t...
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by on October 18, 2021
Colin Powell, the first Black US Secretary of State, died of COVID-19 complications, his family announced on Facebook. He was 84 years old. His service in several Republican administrations shaped American foreign policy in the final years of the twentieth century. "General Colin L. Powell, former US Secretary of State and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, passed away this morning due to complications from COVID-19," his family wrote on Facebook. ...
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by on February 9, 2021
When it comes to being fit and healthy, we're often reminded to aim to walk 10,000 steps per day. This can be a frustrating target to achieve, especially when we're busy with work and other commitments. Most of us know by now that 10,000 steps are recommended everywhere as a target to achieve – and yet where did this number actually come from? The 10,000 steps a day target seems to have come about from a trade name pedometer sold in 1965 by Yamasa Clock in Japan. The device was called “Man...
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by on January 23, 2021
Abandon your punishing fitness plan! For true physical and existential salvation, nothing beats a good walk, argues author Will Self This activity will melt away the pounds, tone your flabby bits and leave you on an emotional high. Yet the form of exercise destined to become the fitness trend of 2007 does not require a gym membership or a personal trainer. All you need to do is walk. "Walking is a refreshing alternative to complicated aerobic routines and overpriced gym memberships," says ...
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