No stranger to racism, Chance Bateman helps AFL take stand against ‘heartbreaking’ abuse

Growing up in country WA, Hawthorn premiership player Chance Bateman was no stranger to racism, and after returning home from Melbourne he has once again had to confront the problem.

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Baby Boom: 15 Nurses And Physician Assistants At Long Island Hospital Pregnant At The Same Time

MINEOLA, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – There’s a baby boom at one Long Island hospital and it has nothing to do with the patients.

Fifteen women who work as nurses and physician assistants – taking care of babies and moms – are about to become moms themselves.

In the beginning, there was Heather Herger.

“I’m 38 weeks pregnant, due April 17,” the mother-to-be said.

Then one after the other, more good news was being delivered.

A whopping 15 due dates at NYU Winthrop Hospital were set, and that’s just among the staff in the labor, delivery, and the neonatal ICU sections.

“They would say ‘no, you too?’ Yea me too,” nurse Sara Chewens, who is due in August said.

It’s a baby boom that has this sisterhood wondering could pregnancy be contagious?

“It’s definitely something you think, are we drinking something? Are we rubbing our belly on something? We are all really, really lucky?” Katelyn O’Connor, a physician assistant due in June joked.

“We were all asking each other things about wedding planning and now we are all asking about babies. I think that’s pretty cool,” Monica Lecrichia, a nurse due in September added.

If this all sounds familiar, you’re probably thinking of the group of nurses from Maine – whose social media post when viral after nine of them became pregnant at nearly the same time.

“It was kinda surprising, we beat them!” pregnant delivery nurse Ida Sguigna said.

Now it’s 15 cases of morning sickness, 15 different cravings – and soon – 15 maternity leaves to be planned.

“The boss is always the last to know,” Leshon Pettio of NYU Winthrop Hospital said.

“I have a white board in my office. I put all of their names, when they are due… because I have seven already coming back to cover this crew,” C.J. Catalano, the hospital’s manager of labor and delivery nurses explained.

At least everyone will surely work right up until the end, right?

“Of course I’m still working, what better place to go into labor than work?” Ashley Leighton joked. “If your water breaks, you start contracting, just walk down the hall and you have your baby.”

All say they look forward to returning to work; many as first-time moms returning with first-hand experience to pass on to their patients.

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There was trouble in paradise until Cocos Islanders changed their destiny

It was not until a UN-supervised referendum on April 6, 1984 that the people of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands were released from 150 years of feudal conditions and handed the same rights as other Australians.

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Colo. undersheriff shot in face while trying to stop woman’s suicide

Kieran Nicholson The Denver Post

San Juan County Undersheriff Steve Lowrance was shot in the face early Tuesday as he attempted to stop a woman who fatally shot herself, according to the sheriff’s office.

The incident unfolded when deputies responded to a high-speed pursuit on U.S. 550 out of La Plata County, the sheriff’s office said.

Deputies stopped the vehicle, and Lowrance suffered facial wounds while trying to “prevent the driver from her actions,” according to a Facebook post. The driver died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, the sheriff’s office said.

In the early hours of April 2nd, 2019, San Juan County Officers responded to a high speed pursuit on Highway 550…

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San Juan County Coroner Keri Metzler on Wednesday identified the woman as Amanda Maes, 30, of Colorado Springs, according to the Silverton Standard & the Miner newspaper.

Lowrance was taken to Mercy Regional Medical Center, in Durango, where he was treated and released. He’s expected to recover fully.

Two passengers in the eluding vehicle were taken into custody and held at the La Plata County jail. The incident is being investigated by the Colorado Bureau of Investigation.

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Doctors fear medical crackdown could see bans on vitamins and natural therapies

Tighter regulations around complementary and unconventional medicine are being put forward by the Medical Board of Australia to improve patient safety, but some doctors fear this may rob patients of important treatment options.

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