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Dentist Shortage Forces Dental Therapists to Pick Up the Slack
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Dentist Shortage Forces Dental Therapists to Pick Up the Slack

A nationwide shortage in the number of dentists has caused an influx in the number of states that are licensing dental therapists -- and are being met with resistance from the dentists themselves, a May 6 USA Today article reports. Only a handful of states currently allow dental therapists -- a dentist's equivalent of a physician's assistant -- to be licensed. Dental therapists get two years of intensive training before entering the field, where their work consists mainly of dental cleanings and procedures like extractions, according to the article. However, now that there is a lack of dentists across the country, these states are turning to dental therapists to pick up more responsibility. According to Delta Dental Insurance company data, about three times as many people across t...
In Response to Upcoming Emissions Standards Update, Subaru Considers Electric Car
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In Response to Upcoming Emissions Standards Update, Subaru Considers Electric Car

For carmakers around the world, increasingly strict global CO2 emissions standards seem to be pointing in one direction: the electric engine. According to DigitalTrends.com, Subaru is the latest auto manufacturer to consider further development of an electric car model to introduce in the U.S. before emissions regulations are tightened again in 2018, according to The Japan News. Currently, American car purchases account for about half of Subaru's global sales. “Electric vehicles are [effective] products to help cope with these new regulations,” Yasuyuki Yoshinaga, president of Subaru parent Fuji Heavy Industries, told The Japan News. Subaru will likely make a decision by the end of the year. While Subaru has previously experimented with electric cars in the last five years, this i...
Chinese Company 3-D Prints 10 Houses in Just One Day
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Chinese Company 3-D Prints 10 Houses in Just One Day

WinSun Decoration Design Engineering, a Chinese construction company, has harnessed the power of 3-D printing technology to build 10 one-story houses in Shanghai in just a single day. Each of the houses is 33 feet (10 meters) wide, and 22 feet (6.6 meters) high, for an approximate square-footage of 2,100 feet. They're built layer by layer with a quick drying cement, similar to the way that bakers would ice cakes, and cost less than $5,000 to build. As each layer gets added, it's checked for quality, since there aren't any building codes pertaining to 3-D printing construction in China. "We purchased parts for the printer overseas, and assembled the machine in a factory in Suzhou," aid Mia Yihi, the CEO of WinSun CEO, to the International Business Times. "Such a new type of 3-D printe...
Workplace Accidents Decrease Overseas
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Workplace Accidents Decrease Overseas

The number of work-related injury cases in 2014's first quarter are on a down-slide in both China and Malaysia. According to China's State Administration of Work Safety, the amount of workplace accidents are down by 38.9% compared to last year. In Malaysia, work-related injuries have declined from 63,423 cases in 2002 to 33,060 occurring cases last year, which is a difference of more than 50% over the decade long period. A total of 153 people suffered fatal work-related accidents during China's first quarter, which is a 42.9% decrease from last year's first quarter. What's more, the death toll from accidents in coal mines between January and March decreased by 37.9% in comparison with last year's first quarter. According to China's administration, a serious workplace accident are inc...
Pistorius Trial Update: Prosecution Discredits Key Defense Witness
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Pistorius Trial Update: Prosecution Discredits Key Defense Witness

Oscar Pistorius' defense and supposed version of events are becoming increasingly far-fetched. Prosecutor Gerrie Nel pointed out several discrepancies in the defense's testimony, calling the credibility of expert witness and former policeman Roger Dixon into question. Dixon refuted Pistorius' claims about the location of a magazine rack. "The question is important in part because Pistorius contends that police contaminated the crime scene by moving certain key items, including the magazine rack," CNN explains.Even after Dixon contradicted Pistorius, he stuck to his guns. "If Mr. Pistorius' version is different, that is his version," Dixon said in court. The interaction is at least the second strike against Dixon -- or, at the very least, against his value as a defense witness. "Mr. Nel has...
Deadly Virus’s Spread Raises Alarms in Mideast
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Deadly Virus’s Spread Raises Alarms in Mideast

On Sunday, the kingdom of Saudi Arabia confirmed that there was outbreak of deadly virus in the country. The authorities said that this virus has been in kingdom since the last two weeks and we are trying our best to control the spread of virus. On the other hand, United Arab Emirates said that in the last few days, six cases of MERS(Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) have been confirmed. The authorities of UAE confirmed that 1 patient has been died and condition of other patients is very serious. Doctors said that the most affected class from this virus was the medical workers. Besides, a doctor at King Fahd General Hospital said to media that “I do not know how the authorities are seeing to this outbreak”.  She further said that after the death of one patient the situation has turne...
Jewish center shooter ‘knocked family to its knees,’ relative says
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Jewish center shooter ‘knocked family to its knees,’ relative says

The warnings of Anti-Defamation League happened to be true on Sunday. Actually, a man with a long history of anti-Semitic killed a young brat and his grandfather in the parking area of Jewish community center at Kansas City. Police said that “after this shooting, he marched towards village Shalom- another Jewish facility center- where he killed a woman”. A senior official of police said that “Frazier Glenn Miller was the shooter of those incidences and he has been booked under premeditated murder charges”.  When the police arrested Frazier Glenn Miller from a nearby elementary school, he was shouting “Heil Hitler!” Apart from this, Southern Poverty Law Center said that “he was the founder of Carolina Knights of Ku Klux Klan and the White Patriot Party and has been engaged in anti Jew...
Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: Co-pilot’s cell phone was on, U.S. official says
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Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: Co-pilot’s cell phone was on, U.S. official says

After thorough investigations and searches, it has been noticed that the cell phone of first officer was on at the time when Flight 370 disappeared from the radar. A senior U.S official claims that “the cell phone of the First Officer was making contact with a cellular tower of Penang but there is no evidence that Fariq Abdul Hamid- First Officer- attempted to make a telephone call.” He further disclosed on a private TV channel that “When the Flight disappeared from the radar; the cell of Fariq Abdul Hamid was repeatedly attempting to get service from near towers”. On the other hand, the printed media of Malaysia claims that “The First Officer was trying to make contact at the time when the plane changed its route towards Indian Ocean”. Upon hearing this news, Hishammuddin Hussein th...
Pro-Russia separatists seize Ukraine police building as Kiev’s latest ultimatum passes quietly
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Pro-Russia separatists seize Ukraine police building as Kiev’s latest ultimatum passes quietly

The pro Russian separatists have turned their deaf ear to the warnings of government. The media reports claims that the ethnically motivated people have controlled another police building in the city of Horlivka. It is said that thousands of separatists marched towards the police building and smashed all window mirrors with stones and iron rods. The seizure of the governmental building is speedily engulfing in the Horlivka. The separatist demanded from central government that “We want to get more autonomy and closer ties with Russia”.  Actually, the situation in the eastern part of the Ukraine is very shaky. People think that the Western backed government would oppress them and will not give them any legitimate right, however, they are demanding for annexation with Russia or referendum ...