The Daily Populous

Friday September 7th, 2018 day edition

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Last year 920,000 children under the age of five died of pneumonia, making it the leading killer of people in that age group.

This figure is falling (in 2011 it was 1.2m), but it still represents 16% of all infant deaths.

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Pneumonia is a result of bacterial, viral or fungal infection of the lungs.

The hospital now deploys it routinely and the number of children who die there from pneumonia has fallen by three-quarters.

Dr Chisti and his team are about to start trials of the new ventilator in a group of hospitals in Ethiopia.

All in all, the Chisti bottle-based ventilator shows what can be achieved by stripping an idea down to its basic principles. »

Trudeau to apologize Nov. 7 for 1939 decision to turn away Jewish refugees fleeing Nazis

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On November 7, the Liberal government will officially apologize for the 1939 decision to turn away the MS St. Louis, a ship carrying 907 German Jews fleeing the Nazi regime.

In 1939, the MS St. Louis left Germany carrying 907 Jewish passengers fleeing persecution by the Nazi regime.

From 1933 to 1945, only about 5,000 Jewish refugees were accepted because of what Trudeau called "our discriminatory, 'none is too many' immigration policy.". »

Burt Reynolds, Movie Star Who Played It for Grins, Dies at 82

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Burt Reynolds, Movie Star Who Played It for Grins, Dies at 82.

I was interested in having a good time," Reynolds recalled in his 2015 memoir, But Enough About Me.

In a statement following Reynolds' death, Bloodworth-Thomason and Harry Thomason wrote, "The critically acclaimed series, Evening Shade, was created expressly for and with the incomparable help of Burt Reynolds. »

Jury Fines Man $1 For Punching Charlottesville Rally Organizer

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Jury Fines Man $1 For Punching Charlottesville Rally Organizer.

For the crime of striking "Unite the Right" organizer Jason Kessler, a Charlottesville, Va., jury says Jeffrey Winder must pay a fine of $1 — far short of the maximum possible penalty.

Winder is among several people who have been accused of committing assault or other crimes against Kessler around the time of the Charlottesville rally. »