Jamaican super-centenarian Violet Moss Brown now the oldest person in the world
Protesters in cities across the country came out Saturday to call on President Donald Trump to release his tax returns. Demonstrators came out in large numbers in about 200 cities, including a few outside the U.S., according to organizers. Images of tax protesters in cities including Washington, Philadelphia, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles and New York flooded social media. Trump has said that Americans “don’t care at all” about his tax returns, but polls show 74% of Americans say he should release them. .
South Florida water managers have issued a water shortage warning, asking more than 8 million residents from Orlando to Key West to follow lawn-watering rules and conserve water. If the shortage persists, South Florida Water Management District officials say the agency may consider mandatory restrictions. This winter, the region received only 44 percent of its average rainfall, about 6.75 inches shy of what it normally gets. Miami-Dade, Broward and Monroe counties all follow lawn-watering restrictions stipulated by the district.
Jamaican health officials have recorded almost 10,000 notifications of suspected cases of the Zika virus in Jamaica between January 2016 and March 2017. Figures released by the health ministry indicate that 7,767, or 77 per cent, were determined to be suspected cases of ZIKA. So far, 203 confirmed cases of the virus have been recorded. According to Chief Medical Officer in the Ministry of Health Dr Winston De La Haye, the numbers are not causing panic among health-care officials, but underscore the need for alertness and vigilance.
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Double Olympic women’s sprint champion Elaine Thompson stopped the clock at 10.75 seconds in her season’s opener at the UTECH Classic on Saturday. While Thompson’s time is the fastest in the world this year, it was run with a wind aid above he legal limit. Former World 100 meters champion, Yohan Blake, slipped from the starting blocks and finished last.
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Jamaican super-centenarian Violet Moss Brown is now the oldest person in the world, after the death of previous oldest person Emma Morano of Italy. Morano, born on November29, 1899, was officially the last person born in the 1800s still living. She died at her home in Verbania, at age 117. Brown, of Duanvale in Trelawny, was born on March 10, 1900, and is also 117 years old. Known as ‘Aunt V’ in Duanvale, Brown’s eldest child, 96-year-old Harold Fairweather, is believed to be the world’s oldest living child with a parent alive.