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Harvey Weinstein Scandal

 

 

 

 

An investigation by The New York Times exposed allegations of sexual harassment and unwanted physical contact by Harvey Weinstein that stretched nearly three decades.  The scandal was uncovered through interviews with current or former employees and film industry workers as well as legal records, emails and internal documents from the businesses he has run, Miramax and the Weinstein Company.  Among other victims, the Times piece revealed that Rose McGowan had reached a $100,000 settlement with Weinstein after an encounter in a hotel room during Sundance Film Festival in 1997.  Later, the actress revealed Weinstein had raped her.

Shortly after, The New Yorker published another expose that alleges the producer raped three women.  The New Yorker article contains on-the-record accounts from 13 actresses who reported Weinstein forcibly received or performed sexual acts on the women.  A slew of women have sine come forward to accuse Weinstein of sexual harassment, assault and rape.  Among his accusers are some of Hollywood’s most well-known actresses including Ashley Judd, Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, Rosanna Arquette, Kate Beckinsale and Heather Graham.

Many of the instances occurred during meetings that agents, studios and assistants set up for Weinstein under the guise of a potential movie role.  The common theme in the accusations is that the harassment took place early in their careers and they kept quiet out of fear that they would destroy their budding careers.  Other lesser known actresses and models have come forward as well.  Weinstein’s lewd behavior seemed to be an open secret in Hollywood for decades.  Fear of Harvey Weinstein’s influence helped keep his treatment of women shrouded for years with a network of aggressive publicists and lawyers helping.

New revelations have surfaced showing his studio, Weinstein Company, knew for at least two years that he had been paying off women who accused him of sexual harassment and assault. Weinstein was fired from the company shortly after the New York Times article was published.   Police in the US and outside the country are investigating allegations of sexual assault involving Harvey Weinstein as the scandal surrounding the disgraced Hollywood movie mogul mounts.

A spokeswoman for Weinstein denied the rape allegations in a statement.  “Any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr. Weinstein,” the statement read. “Mr. Weinstein has further confirmed that there were never any acts of retaliation against any women for refusing his advances.”  Weinstein sent an official statement to The New York Time in response to the accusations saying “I appreciate the way I’ve behaved with colleagues in the past has caused a lot of pain, and I sincerely apologize for it.  Though I’m trying to do better, I know I have a long way to go. That is my commitment.”

Shortly after The New Yorker piece came out, Harvey Weinstein’s wife of a decade, Georgina Chapman, announced she was She said in a statement, “My heart breaks for all the women who have suffered tremendous pain because of these unforgivable actions,” the statement read. “I have chosen to leave my husband. Caring for my young children is my first priority and I ask the media for privacy at this time.”

 

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Many In Puerto Rico Still Without Water or Electricity

People fill containers with water from a stream near the Puerto Rico Highway 52 in Cayey on Tuesday. People have been without water service in their homes after Hurricane Maria roared through a week ago.

 

 

Three weeks after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico as a Category 4 storm, officials are warning the island’s health system is in dire condition as the island still has severely limited electricity and running water.  Many residents have contracted bacterial diseases, likely as a result of their exposure to contaminated floodwaters but without electricity and clean water-treatment is scarce.  The official death toll from Hurricane Maria has now risen to 45.

Hurricane Maria knocked out the water system for more than half the island’s 3.4 million people, leaving many reusing what little water they can get their hands on.  Medical experts say it is one of the factors that make them deeply concerned over a possible spike in infectious diseases in coming weeks.  Twenty of the island’s fifty-one sewage treatment plants are still out of service allowing raw sewage to contaminate rivers, streams and reservoirs.  Those without running water bathe and wash their clothes in contaminated streams, and some islanders have been drinking water from condemned wells.

Nine out of 10 homes on the island still have no electricity, leaving fans and air conditioning units unavailable to stave off mosquitos carrying illness in the storm’s aftermath.  Neither electricity nor running water is expected to be fully restored for months.  The Federal Emergency Management Agency says 64 of the island’s 68 hospitals are open but only 25 are hooked up to the power grid.  The remaining hospitals are running off of generators that aren’t meant to be used for such long periods and rely on erratic diesel supplies.

Some 11,000 U.S. military personnel have come to Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria, and convoys of military vehicles carrying pallets of bottled water and meals are visible in the interior. Mosquito control units deployed in six municipalities, officials said, and five temporary biomedical waste stations have been set up.

FEMA has 16,000 federal and military assets are on the ground in Puerto Rico and about 350,000 Puerto Ricans have registered so far in the FEMA system to receive financial assistance.  Roads and highways have been washed out, hampering relief efforts to the interior of the island.  Some remote areas have not received any help since the storm.  Food and basic supplies remain scarce in the mountainous interior making the threat of waterborne diseases grow.

Authorities hope the arrival of the USNS Comfort will help ease problems at hospitals around the island.  The hospital ship has one of the largest trauma facilities in the United States and is equipped with three operating rooms, 50 ICU beds along with another 200 other beds, and some 500 medical personnel. Two MH-60 helicopters sit on its landing-pad deck.

The ship will treat patients and also provide services to other hospitals such as refilling tanks for medical-grade oxygen and re-sterilizing hospital gear.  The ship’s staff had already treated 64 patients shortly after its arrival and medical personnel expected to see many others with chronic conditions, such as diabetes, hypertension and lung problems.

 

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Daily HI4E.org Trivia Contest Winners For The Week Ending: Sunday, October 15th, 2017.

 

In an effort to broaden the company’s “social interaction” with our clients and FaceBook fans, Daily Trivia Questions are posted on both of our business pages. Here are the weekly standings for this past week, and the winner of the Sunday night Weekly Drawing for an AmEx gift card!            

Congratulations  – To this past week’s Trivia Contest Winner!!   Our latest contest winner for the weekly FaceBook HealthInsurance4Everyone/Health & Life Solutions, LLC Trivia Contest, drawn randomly by computer late Sunday evening, October 15th, 2017 was:

 

SHERRI  KIDWELL

Mesa  AZ

Winner Of A $25.00 AmEx Gift Card

 

Each day, fans who have “liked” either of our company FaceBook pages (HealthInsurance4Everyone  or Health & Life Solutions LLC) are able to test their skills with our Daily TRIVIA QUESTION.  The first 20 winners who post the correct answer to the TRIVIA QUESTION, will then get entered into the weekly drawing held late on Sunday evenings for a $25.00 Am Ex Gift. Card


Weekly Gift Card winners will be posted in our blog at this site.  Remember to become a FaceBook “fan” on either of our company pages to enter and post your answers. 

 

Here are the daily contestants from last week’s Trivia Contest that were entered into the Sunday drawing:

 

 

 

 

10/8/17

 

Joann Tompkins-Winborn

Jill Nauyokas

Valerie Kuehn

Sandy Nevels

Ashley Agner

Brandy MaRie Williams

Amy Marie Wilkinson

Chris Blythe

Paula Rivers

Isis Sample

Mary Ann Cody

Ashley Weaver

Deborah Farris

Fanny Wat

Mary Pettiford

Nelle Bailey

Michelle Michelle

Aarti DM

Mya Murphy

Bea Patrick

Kristina Harris

Sheila Carvell

 

10/09/17

 

Rachael Dakota-Two-Feather Smith

Nai Rammal

Joanie Waterman

Christina Domingue

Brian Fulop

Valerie Kuehn

Vickie James

Angela Turner

Trish Musgrave

Deborah Farris

Nora McPike

Jenifer Garza

Anna Nichols

Kathleen Newell

Tonya Velazquez

Nancy Pfirrman Schools

Rondi Clark-Conn

Brooke Scott

Jill Nauyokas

Alicia Dansby

Anggie Marie

Christina Montes

 

10/10/17

 

Melissa White

Tracy Shafer

Shelley LaClear

Jodi Stevens

Jill Nauyokas

Chris Blythe

Tanya Mattox

Kathleen Newell

Mya Murphy

Crystal Young

Kizzy Alvarez DeSantis

Teena Sierson

Anna Nichols

Cheryl Hall

Christina Radcliff

Samantha Brwn

David M Still

Lea Harding

Thalia BunBunz

Amanda Peters

Trish Dye Masi

 

10/11/17

 

Kellina Fernell Murphy

Vickie Gipson

Trish Musgrave

Samantha Brwn

Jamie Shapiro

Christy Hawkes

Samantha Smith

Misty Shallcross

Peggy Burdick Buchanan

Rondi Clark-Conn

Amanda Peters

Valerie Kuehn

Mary Ann Cody

Adaria Johnson

Megan McCarver

Cheryl Hall

Ambreen Rouf

Tonya Velazquez

April Ashcraft

Diane Hamric

Tiffany Banks

Daniela Tapia

Annette Broxton

Alexandra Vindiola

 

10/12/17

 

Trish Musgrave

Brandi K Chaney

Beata Tybor

Jennifer Leffler

Geri Rus

Priscilla Shimp

Joanie Waterman

Kimberly Snyder

Jennifer Lang

Christina Marie Moore

Becca Neuenschwander Long

Dawn Raasch

Alysia Jackson

Anne Delos Reyes-Villafuerte

Lynn Swezey

Sherri Kidwell

Mya Murphy

Crystal Hazelwood

Bethany Henry

Kizzy Alvarez DeSantis

 

 

10/13/17

 

Ashley Agner

Kimberly Taylor Hall

Kizzy Alvarez DeSantis

Jennifer Leffler

Tracy Shafer

Rachael Dakota-Two-Feather Smith

Wayne Gallas

Misty Shallcross

Paula Rousseau

Chrissy Kim

Jennifer Kinner

Darbie Brown

Siobhain Perez

Jennifer Downing

Annette Broxton

Nicole Blaha

Kayte CookWatts

Jennifer Ramlet

Jenifer Garza

Sunney Michelle Johnson

 

10/14/17

 

Sheila Carvell

Tonya Velazquez

Trish Musgrave

Shelley LaClear

Deborah Farris

Jennifer Downing

Eleazar Ruiz

Dawn Miller Majors

Sherry Lilly

Jennifer Zarafino-Griffiths

Alicia Johnson

Amanda Rosario

Valerie Kuehn

Paula Rousseau

Amanda Kyrie’ Ayala

Michelle R. Carlino

Dean Bruss

Georgiann D’Angelo

Emily Rice Bowersock

Crystal Young

Phylicia Phillips

 

 

10/15/17

 

Brandi K Chaney

Debbie Burke Garretson

Kristy Curlee

Kimberly Snyder

Sheri Boydston

Alisa Jones 

 

   


Be sure to watch both of our FaceBook pages for your chance to win and enter again next week, with questions posted daily on HealthInsurance4Everyone or at Health & Life Solutions, LLC!!

Remember that if you try your hand at answering the Trivia Question several days each week, your odds of winning the Sunday weekly drawing are much better.  Also note that a number of the posted answers each day are from contestants who have forgotten to “Like” one of our pages, so their names WILL NOT be entered at the end week drawing for the gift card, giving our fans a better chance!

You may also find that if you “Like” BOTH of the business pages, you will receive faster notifications of the other players as they post their answers to compete with you!  

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Tom Petty Dead At 66

 

 

Tom Petty has died at the age of 66, after he was found unconscious and in cardiac arrest at his California home.  Longtime manager of Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Tony Dimitriades released a statement “On behalf of the Tom Petty family, we are devastated to announce the untimely death of our father, husband, brother, leader and friend Tom Petty. He suffered full cardiac arrest at his home in Malibu in the early hours of this morning and was taken to UCLA Medical Center but could not be revived. He died peacefully at 8:40 p.m. PT surrounded by family, his bandmates and friends.”

The music legend was rushed to UCLA Santa Monica Hospital where he was put on life support and his pulse returned. Later the decision was reportedly made to remove him from life support after it was found that he was lacking brain activity.  Petty is survived by his wife, Dana; daughters Adria and AnnaKim, from his earlier marriage to Jane Benyo; and a stepson, Dylan.

Petty rose to fame in the 1970s as leader of The Heartbreakers and is best known for hit songs including “I Won’t Back Down,” “Don’t Come Around Here No More,” “American Girl” and “Refugee.”  Together, they released 13 albums over their 40 years together and Petty released 3 solo albums as well.  He was also a member and co-founder of the late 1980s super-group the Traveling Wilburys which included George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison, and Jeff Lynne.  Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1999, for their contribution to the recording industry.  In 2001, they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

In 2005, Petty received the Billboard Century Award, their highest honor for creative achievement.  Over the span of his music career, he won three Grammys, had 18 nominations and sold more than 33 million albums in the U.S. alone.  In interviews he frequently credited his early interest in music with meeting Elvis and watching The Beatles perform on The Ed Sullivan Show.

On Sept. 25th, Petty and the Heartbreakers had just finished their 40th anniversary tour.  Earlier this year, in an interview Petty told Rolling Stone Magazine it would be the last major tour for the group but that it would continue to play concerts.  “I’m thinking it may be the last trip around the country,” he told the outlet. “We’re all on the backside of our sixties. I have a granddaughter now I’d like to see as much as I can. I don’t want to spend my life on the road.”

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Daily HI4E.org Trivia Contest Winners For The Week Ending: Sunday, October 8th, 2017.

 

In an effort to broaden the company’s “social interaction” with our clients and FaceBook fans, Daily Trivia Questions are posted on both of our business pages. Here are the weekly standings for this past week, and the winner of the Sunday night Weekly Drawing for an AmEx gift card!            

Congratulations  – To this past week’s Trivia Contest Winner!!   Our latest contest winner for the weekly FaceBook HealthInsurance4Everyone/Health & Life Solutions, LLC Trivia Contest, drawn randomly by computer late Sunday evening, October 8th, 2017 was:

 

Juanita Williams-Jones

Marion,  OH

Winner Of A $25.00 AmEx Gift Card

 

Each day, fans who have “liked” either of our company FaceBook pages (HealthInsurance4Everyone  or Health & Life Solutions LLC) are able to test their skills with our Daily TRIVIA QUESTION.  The first 20 winners who post the correct answer to the TRIVIA QUESTION, will then get entered into the weekly drawing held late on Sunday evenings for a $25.00 Am Ex Gift. Card


Weekly Gift Card winners will be posted in our blog at this site.  Remember to become a FaceBook “fan” on either of our company pages to enter and post your answers. 

 

Here are the daily contestants from last week’s Trivia Contest that were entered into the Sunday drawing:

 

 

 

10/02/17

 

Sarah Bellestri Shih

Carole Jacobs

Jill Nauyokas

Jennifer Ramlet

Beth Embrey

Chris Blythe

Megan McCarver

Anna Nichols

Christy Hawkes

Kendra George

Cheryl Hall

Juanita Williams-Jones

Tina Mimick

Sheila Carvell

Michelle Rayeske-Jeske

Laura Del Robertson Dougherty

Daniela Tapia

Crystal Gipson

Christina Radcliff

Kellina Fernell Murphy

France Camer

Leslie Wagner Hobson

 

 

10/3/17

 

April Ashcraft

Kelly Jo Francisco

Crystal Young

Amanda Peters

Alisa Jones

Sherry Lilly

Kathleen Hickman

Valerie Kuehn

Diane Hamric

Teena Sierson

Brandi K Chaney

Dawn Raasch

Christina Radcliff

Jessica Davis

Danielle Muniz

Be Schwerin

Kristen Raia Bowman

Daniela Tapia

Penny Fisher

Heather Marocco

Sheila Carvell

 

10/4/17

 

Jenifer Garza

Kristina Rosson

Cheryl Hall

Tonya Velazquez

Misty Shallcross

Lesa Moats

Mya Murphy

Jean Simmons Homfeld

Rachael Dakota-Two-Feather Smith

Trish Musgrave

Christy Hawkes

Kayla Clemons

Melissa Ann Stura-Bassett

Beth Hedmark

Maryellen Davis

Anna Nichols

Preeti Chand

France Camer

April Ashcraft

Karen Bondehagen

Sheila Carvell

 

10/5/17

 

Kelly Jo Francisco

Michelle Cervantes

Josh Francisco

Diane Hamric

Adaria Johnson

Belinda Haas

Rondi Clark-Conn

Kizzy Alvarez DeSantis

Sheila Carvell

Jamie Shapiro

Juanita Williams-Jones

Cassandra Berholtz

Mike Adamski

Dawn Raasch

Michelle R. Carlino

Nicole Blaha

Shona Ort

Ashley Stamey Phillips

Crystal Gipson

Geri Rus

Anne Delos Reyes-Villafuerte

 

10/6/17

 

Sarah Harrison

Mary Ann Cody

Jill Nauyokas

Bea Patrick

Chris Maxwell

Tabitha Sinks

Nikki Hunsacker

Samantha Maxwell

Carrie Strickland

Emily Rice Bowersock

Chris Blythe

April Ashcraft

Amanda Thomas

Alexandra Vindiola

Katrina Worford

Anna Nichols

Tanya Mattox

Ashley Agner

Alexandria Fields

Jeanine Jones

Carrie Mitchell

Stephanie Beckwith

Kimberly Taylor Hall

 

10/7/17

 

Jennifer Lang

Kimberly Taylor Hall

Jill Nauyokas

Holly Cajigas

Chris Blythe

Lori Marie Timms

Valerie Kuehn

Eleazar Ruiz

Jenn Hess

Jennifer Saavedra

Cheryl Hall

Jodi Stevens

Brandy MaRie Williams

Amanda Rosario

Jennifer Lee Clark

Joanie Waterman

Amy Chavis

Dawn Raasch

Kristen Raia Bowman

Christina Domingue

 

10/8/17

 

Joann Tompkins-Winborn

Jill Nauyokas

Valerie Kuehn

Sandy Nevels

Ashley Agner

Brandy MaRie Williams

Amy Marie Wilkinson

Chris Blythe

Paula Rivers

Isis Sample

Mary Ann Cody

Ashley Weaver

Deborah Farris

Fanny Wat

Mary Pettiford

Nelle Bailey

Michelle Michelle

Aarti DM

Mya Murphy

Bea Patrick

Kristina Harris

Sheila Carvell

 

 

 

 


Be sure to watch both of our FaceBook pages for your chance to win and enter again next week, with questions posted daily on HealthInsurance4Everyone or at Health & Life Solutions, LLC!!

Remember that if you try your hand at answering the Trivia Question several days each week, your odds of winning the Sunday weekly drawing are much better.  Also note that a number of the posted answers each day are from contestants who have forgotten to “Like” one of our pages, so their names WILL NOT be entered at the end week drawing for the gift card, giving our fans a better chance!

You may also find that if you “Like” BOTH of the business pages, you will receive faster notifications of the other players as they post their answers to compete with you!  

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Twitter: Healthinsurane4  (Follow Us On Twitter To Receive Faster Notifications When Daily Trivia Questions Posted, & To Be Immediately Notified When Weekly AmEX Gift Card Winners Are Announced!!) 

 

 

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Las Vegas Mass Shooting Leaves 58 Dead

 

 

 

On October 1st 2017, the deadliest mass shooting in the US occurred at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas, killing 58 people and injuring 527.  The shooter, identified as 64 year-old Stephen Paddock, broke two windows in his suite on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel and sent more than 22,000 country music fans scrambling for their lives.  Between 10:05 and 10:15 pm, Paddock fired thousands of rounds at concert goers, turning the last day of the festival into a massacre.  The headlining performer, country music singer Jason Aldean was giving the closing performance when the first shots were fired.

Several videos of the attack show the terror as countless rounds of gunfire can be heard with intervals of just a few seconds in between.  Many concert-goers and performers still in the area initially thought the sounds were fireworks.  When the second round of gunfire is heard, Jason Aldean ran off the stage and fans realized it was automatic gunfire-but for many, it was already too late.  As terrified fans got down, many noticed people nearby who had already been shot.  Videos of the attack show fans running, and then dropping to the ground as another round of gunfire starts.  As people ran for their lives, many were separated and left not knowing if their friend or loved ones made it out.  The day after the attack, stories circulated of the many brave people helping people to safety, tending to those injured and loading wounded into their vehicles to get them to area hospitals.  Slowly, the identities of those lost were confirmed either through family confirming on social media or reaching out to news outlets.

Six minutes prior to the shooting, Mandalay Bay hotel security guard Jesus Campos was checking an alert for an open door in another guest’s room near Paddock’s room.  Paddock, who had placed security cameras outside his room, shot Campos through the door of his suite, which was outfitted with a camera to survey the hallway, as was a room service cart parked outside. Police said Paddock fired 200 rounds into the hallway, hitting Campos once in the leg.  Campos radioed the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department that the gunman was in room 32135 and began evacuating people from the 32nd floor, including a maintenance worker who entered the hallway moments after he was shot.

The first 911 call was at 10:08 pm but police officers were initially confused as to where the shooting was coming from.  Officers eventually spotted multiple flashes of gunfire on the northern side of Mandalay Bay and responded to the hotel.  At 10:12 pm, two officers on the 31st floor reported the sounds of gunfire on the floor above them.  Between 10:26 and 10:30pm, eight officers reached the floor but didn’t hear anymore gunfire.  They systematically searched and cleared rooms, evacuating any remaining guests using a master key provided by Campos.   At 10:55pm officers reported all guests had been evacuated and at 11:20pm, police breached Paddock’s room with explosives.  Paddock was found dead, having shot himself in the head before the police entered.

Police found 22 rifles and one handgun inside Paddock’s hotel room that he had occupied since September 28.  Police believe Paddock’s surveillance cameras and additional evidence found in the room suggest that Paddock intended to escape after the shooting.  Police, relatives, and neighbors described him as a wealthy, high-stakes gambler who kept to himself -with no political or religious affiliations.  They say he frequently gambled tens of thousands of dollars-earning him valuable comps from Vegas area casinos.  Paddock had no criminal record or known history of mental illness.  Police believed he acted alone but have not determined his motive.

 

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Thousands Evacuated As Bali Threatened By Volcano Eruption

 

 

Thousands of people have been evacuated on the Indonesian island of Bali and on Ambae island in Vanuatu as two volcanoes threaten to erupt.  The entire population of Ambae, around 11,000 people, is being moved from the path of the “increasingly active” Manaro volcano while more than 144,000 people from Bali have been taken to shelters as authorities warn that Mount Agung could erupt at any time.  The National Disaster Management Agency has said that 447 temporary shelters have been set up outside the exclusion zone around the volcano.  Thousands of evacuees sleep on floors and wait for something to happen.

Seismic activity continues in the volcano and the alert level for an eruption is at the highest on the scale.  A statement from Vanuatu Meteorology and Geohazards Department said “Ambae volcano is in an ongoing moderate eruption state, people in local villages could experience the danger of flying rocks, volcanic gases and acid rain.”

Experts explain that there are very good indications that an eruption is imminent.  Seismic tremors beneath the volcano are increasing in number, intensity, and the reduction in their depth in the last week is a very good indication that magma is moving up to the surface.  Another signs of an eminent eruption include gas emissions from the summit as a sign that pressure underground has become to great and bulging on the volcano’s surface.

On September 25, the area experienced 844 volcanic earthquakes and by mid-afternoon on September 26, had experienced another 300-400 earthquakes.  Seismologists say the force and frequency are alarming and it has taken much less for similar volcanoes to erupt.

Mount Agung last erupted in 1963 when more than 1,700 people were killed and hundreds more were injured.  Lava flowed for 4.7 miles from the crater for over 20 days ash reached the capital, Jakarta, about 620 miles away.  The most devastating effect of an eruption is the pyroclastic flows which are waves of superheated gas, ash and rock that can travel hundreds of miles an hour.

In the 1963 eruption, these flows devastated numerous villages, killing an estimated 1,300 people. Cold lahars caused by heavy rainfall after the eruption killed an additional 200.  A second eruption months later, led to pyroclastic flows that killed another 200 people. Minor eruptions and flows followed for almost a year.  During the 1963 eruption, there was no evacuation plan and people had seconds to minutes to escape the pyroclastic flows which led to a devastating death toll.

The National Disaster Mitigation Agency said no one should be within 6 miles of the crater and within 7.5 miles to the north, northeast, southeast and south-southwest where lava flows, lahars (a type of mudflow) or rapidly-moving white-hot ash clouds from where an eruption could reach.

Indonesia, the country of thousands of islands is prone to seismic upheaval because of its location on the Pacific “Ring of Fire,” an arc of volcanoes and fault lines encircling the Pacific Basin.  Mount Agung is 1 of more than 120 active volcanoes in Indonesia.

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Hugh Hefner Passes Away At 91

 

 

Playboy founder and icon Hugh Hefner died on Wednesday evening at the age of 91.  Hefner passed of natural causes at his home, the famed Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles, surrounded by loved ones.  Playboy began on Hefner’s kitchen table 64 years ago and spawned an empire that encompasses print and digital publications, merchandise and other portfolio companies.  After leaving his job as a copywriter for Esquire magazine, Hefner put up his furniture as collateral for a loan, raising money from various investors and borrowing the rest from family and friends.  He published the very first issue of Playboy in December of 1953 which featured Marilyn Monroe on the cover.

For decades, Playboy was the most successful men’s magazine in the world and the company branched into movie, cable and digital production, sold its own line of clothing and jewelry, and opened clubs, resorts and casinos.  Playboy Enterprises’ chief executive, Scott Flanders, acknowledged that the internet had overrun the magazine’s province causing the brand to fade over the years with its magazine’s circulation declining to less than a million.

In 2012, Hefner announced that his youngest son, Cooper, would likely succeed him as the public face of Playboy.  Mr. Hefner remained editor in chief but in 2016, he handed over creative control of Playboy to his son Cooper Hefner.

Hefner is survived by his wife Crystal, and four grown children from his two previous marriages.  Over the years, Hefner became known and highly criticized for moving an ever-changing group of young women into the Playboy Mansion.  His reputation was highly criticized and overshadowed the fact that he staunchly advocated freedom of speech in all its aspects, for which he won civil liberties awards. He supported progressive social causes and lost some sponsors by inviting African-American guests to his televised parties at a time when much of the nation still had Jim Crow laws.

In 1966, during the civil rights era, Hefner sent African-American journalist Alex Haley to interview George Lincoln Rockwell, founder of the American Nazi Party-who has been described as the “American Hitler”.   Rockwell agreed to meet with Haley only after gaining assurance from the writer that he was not Jewish though Rockwell kept a handgun on the table throughout the interview.

Hefner was also a philanthropist who donated $100,000 to the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts to create a course called “Censorship in Cinema”, and $2 million to endow a chair for the study of American film.  Through his charitable foundation, Hefner contributed to many charities and threw multiple fundraiser events for Much Love Animal Rescue. In 1978, he helped organize and raise funds for the restoration of the Hollywood sign and in 2010, Hefner donated the last $900,000 sought by a conservation group for a land purchase needed to stop the development of the famed vista of the Hollywood Sign.  Children of the Night founder and president Dr. Lois Lee presented Hefner with the organization’s first-ever Founder’s Hero of the Heart Award in appreciation for his unwavering dedication, commitment and generosity. He also supported legalizing same-sex marriage, and he stated that a fight for gay marriage was a fight for all our rights.

 

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Hurricane Maria Leaves Puerto Rico Devastated

 

 

Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico as a Category 4 hurricane, one of the most powerful hurricane to strike the island in nearly a century. It destroyed the island’s entire electrical grid and caused severe flooding and widespread damage to homes and infrastructure.  Still recovering from Hurricane Irma two weeks prior, approximately 80,000 remained without power as Maria approached.

Immediately after Maria passed, the entire island was without power and 70,000 people were ordered to evacuate the areas around the Guajataca Dam after storm damage put it at risk of collapsing.  More than 3.4 million U.S. citizens in the territory remain without adequate food, water and fuel.  Flights in and out of Puerto Rico are still severely restricted.  Hospitals struggling to provide care are running on generators with limited access to electricity, no running water and dwindling supplies.  At least 24 people have been confirmed dead.

Six days after Hurricane Maria devastated the island, Governor Ricardo Roselló pleaded for more government aid in order to avert a total humanitarian catastrophe.  Officials said 1,360 of the island’s 1,600 cellphone towers were down, and 85% of above-ground and underground phone and internet cables were knocked out.

Thousands of tourists and residents who have been stranded in Puerto Rico since Hurricane Maria devastated the island nation were evacuated on cruise ships headed towards Fort Lauderdale.  Royal Caribbean cancelled voyages on its Adventure of the Seas ship to free it up for rescue missions.  Around 1,700 evacuees were picked up from San Juan before it headed to St Croix and St Thomas to pick up another 2,000 before making its way to Florida.  Norwegian Cruises has done the same as well as transporting supplies to affected islands.

Large amounts of federal aid began moving into Puerto Rico but distribution has stalled efforts.  Many of the island’s roads remain impassable because of debri.  There is also a shortage of drivers to help distribute food and supplies to some of the hardest-hit remote regions.  Port of San Juan held 9,500 shipping containers filled with supplies but with only 20% of the island’s truckers reporting back to work since Maria hit and a diesel fuel shortage- distribution has left many without any relief since the storm hit.

The Pentagon, which has troops working on disaster relief in Texas and Florida, promised to boost the number of troops in Puerto Rico from the current 2,500 to as many as 5,000 in the next several days. The United States currently has 16 Navy and Coast Guard ships operating near Puerto Rico and 10 more are on the way, said Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Brock Long. One of those vessels is USS Comfort, a Navy hospital ship.

 

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Daily HI4E.org Trivia Contest Winners For The Week Ending: Sunday, October 1st, 2017.

 

 

In an effort to broaden the company’s “social interaction” with our clients and FaceBook fans, Daily Trivia Questions are posted on both of our business pages. Here are the weekly standings for this past week, and the winner of the Sunday night Weekly Drawing for an AmEx gift card!            

Congratulations  – To this past week’s Trivia Contest Winner!!   Our latest contest winner for the weekly FaceBook HealthInsurance4Everyone/Health & Life Solutions, LLC Trivia Contest, drawn randomly by computer late Sunday evening, October 1st, 2017 was:

 

BEA  PATRICK 

Dyersburg,  TN

Winner Of A $25.00 AmEx Gift Card

 

Each day, fans who have “liked” either of our company FaceBook pages (HealthInsurance4Everyone  or Health & Life Solutions LLC) are able to test their skills with our Daily TRIVIA QUESTION.  The first 20 winners who post the correct answer to the TRIVIA QUESTION, will then get entered into the weekly drawing held late on Sunday evenings for a $25.00 Am Ex Gift. Card


Weekly Gift Card winners will be posted in our blog at this site.  Remember to become a FaceBook “fan” on either of our company pages to enter and post your answers. 

 

Here are the daily contestants from last week’s Trivia Contest that were entered into the Sunday drawing:

 

 

 

9/25/17

 

Christy Hawkes

Juanita Williams-Jones

Eleazar Ruiz

Tonya Velaquez

Kelly Jo Francisco

Kathleen Newell

Heather Lynn Rood

Crystal Gipson

Nitasha Shank

Kristina Harris

Ashley Agner

Amy Conyers

Crystal Marie

Dean Bruss

Sunney Michelle Johnson

Jennifer Lang

Amy Marie Wilkinson

Jonnalyn Gates

Mary Mcmenamy

Anne Delos Reyes-Villafuerte

 

9/26/17

 

Patricia Oehlert Vazquez

Kimberly Snyder

Cheryl Hall

Nelle Bailey

Kizzy Alvarez DeSantis

Geri Rus

Sherry Lilly

Phylicia Phillips

Sara Heller

Trish Musgrave

Sheri Boydston

Tracy Shafer

Becky Hartman

Tabitha Sinks

Mary Ann Cody

Sara Biason

Mary Mcmenamy

Sandy Nevels

Thalia BunBunz

Marilyn Wall

 

 

9/27/17

 

Christy Hawkes

Jilly Nauyokas

Emily Rice Bowersock

Heather Lynn Rood

Adaria Johnson

Chris Blythe

Cheryl Hall

Kelly Jo Francisco

Jennifer Kinner

Jamie Shapiro

Marisela Zuniga

Karen Bondehagen

Megan McCarver

Joe Nemeth

Abby Cox

Amanda Peters

Nicole Blaha

Kristina Rosson

Michelle Cervantes

Sheri Boydston

April Ashcraft

 

9/28/17

 

Dana Dilaura

Hayley Cordaro

Adaria Johnson

Heather Marie Stacy

Valerie Kuehn

Amy Conyers

Michelle Rayeske-Jeske

Jenn Anthony

Kristina Harris

Diane Hamric

Jennifer Saavedra

Sherri Kidwell

Kim Avery

Stacy Mydlarz

Jill Nauyokas

Amy Marie Wilkinson

Poonam Gosain

Chris Blythe

Jennifer Marie

Sunney Michelle Johnson

Christy George

Angela Turner

Crystal Marie

Jennifer Ramlet

Eleazar Ruiz

Brian Fulup

Sarah Harrison

 

9/29/17

 

Sarah Bellestri Shih

Cheryl Golden

Kelly Jo Francisco

Brandy MaRie Williams

Eleazar Ruiz

Judy Custer

Wayne Gallas

Megan McCarver

Sherri Kidwell

Kathleen Hickman

Rebecca Fauteux

Misty Dawn Moores

Bea Patrick

Sheila Carvell

Cheryl Hall

Kimberly Snyder

Carl Mizell

Amy Marie Wilkinson

Jill Nauyokas

Sheri Boydston

Michelle R. Carlino

 

 

9/30/17

 

Brittany Marie Thompson

Kathleen Newell

Traci Anderson

Anna Nichols

Brandy MaRie Williams

Megan Akins

Richard Kirker

Cassandra Berholtz

June Rivera

Jill Nauyokas

Barbie Sundy

Kellina Fernell Murphy

Laurie Griffith

Donna Manchester

Joanie Waterman

Chris Blythe

Dale Fish

Sunney Michelle Johnson

Trish Musgrave

Kim Avery

Misty Shallcross

Elaezar Ruiz

Karen Goodwin Delaney

Margaret Primos

 

 

10/01/17

 

Judy Custer

Susanne Killion

Cheryl Hall

Jodi Stevens

Juanita Williams-Jones

Sunney Michelle Johnson

Brandi Kerr

Taschia Miller

Trish Musgrave

Shelley LaClear

Lauren Bradley

Patricia Oehlert Vazquez

Lori Capobianco

Paula M Bondy

Rebecca Fauteux

Sandy Nevels

Teena Sierson

Kathleen Newell

Suzie Mize Lockhart

Kimberly Snyder

 

 

  

  


Be sure to watch both of our FaceBook pages for your chance to win and enter again next week, with questions posted daily on HealthInsurance4Everyone or at Health & Life Solutions, LLC!!

Remember that if you try your hand at answering the Trivia Question several days each week, your odds of winning the Sunday weekly drawing are much better.  Also note that a number of the posted answers each day are from contestants who have forgotten to “Like” one of our pages, so their names WILL NOT be entered at the end week drawing for the gift card, giving our fans a better chance!

You may also find that if you “Like” BOTH of the business pages, you will receive faster notifications of the other players as they post their answers to compete with you!  

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