Biden will meet with oncologists, public health researchers and patient groups during a roundtable discussion at Duke. He’ll also tour two labs, one focused on DNA repair that has implications for cancer, and one focused on the use of polio virus to treat brain tumors.Biden's son, Beau, died from cancer last year.
"I'm alive. I'm kicking," Williams said afterward. "I've had some vertigo attacks over the last 17 or 18 years. This is the first time I really had one during a game. I said something to the referee. I didn't respond correctly to his response. I kind of whirled around, and that's when it hit."In the end, UNC squeaked past Boston College, 68-65.
Williams said his condition, known as benign positional vertigo, is triggered by sudden head movements. He had previous bouts with vertigo in the past and felt dizzy when standing up quickly.
"Every attack that I've had is when I've jerked my head quickly," he said.
“North Carolina’s election process started months ago. Thousands of absentee ballots have been distributed to voters who are filling them out and returning them. Hundreds of those ballots have already been voted and returned. The primary election day for hundreds of offices and thousands of candidates is less than 40 days away and, if the judgment is not stayed, it may have to be disrupted or delayed.”More here.
The fine is separate from a $7 million settlement reached between DEQ and Duke Energy last year. That agreement focused on groundwater contamination at four other coal ash sites, and was reduced from an original $25 million dollar fine.Duke says it's reviewing whether to challenge the fine.
The Dan River fine covers civil penalties to which Duke Energy has already pled guilty last May in a criminal case brought by the federal government. That settlement placed the company on probation for five years and levied a fine of $102 million.
[The] sea level rise north of Cape Hatteras is twice what it is in the southern part of the state [resulting in] an increase in nuisance flooding.Also:
North Carolina and the rest of the Southeast region of the United States has seen increases in sea level rise over the past century. As the climate continues to change, the rise in sea level along the coast is expected to accelerate and negatively impact transportation, energy production, and water supply, and increase the risk of coastal and inland flooding.The North Carolina Coastal Resource Commission approved the final draft of a sea level rise report at its meeting on Tuesday. The report will be presented to the General Assembly before March 1, according to WNCT. "There are currently no plans for legislation on sea level rise in North Carolina," the station reports.
Increased temperatures in the Southeast, as well as the frequency, intensity, and duration of extreme heat events, negatively affect public health, energy, and agriculture. For instance, a 2002 drought cost the North Carolina’s agricultural industry $398 million.