Current Events for Oct.15 to Oct. 21

Martin Schroeder, Reporter

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Read ahead for the current events for the week of Oct. 15 to Oct. 21.

  • Hurricane Michael

This is an image of Hurricane Michael. Image courtesy of Jeff Schmaltz @earthobservatory.nasa.gov

Hurricane Michael, a category four storm, devastated the Florida Panhandle.

The current death toll is at least 19 people.

The property damage is estimated to be over 4.5 billion dollars.

Before the most recent hurricane to hit the panhandle was Hermine which was a category one. More information here.

  • Paul Allen Dead

The image above is of Paul Allen. Image courtesy of Paul Allen via @PaulGAllen on Twitter

The co-founder of Microsoft, Paul Allen died at age 65 from non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma on Oct. 15, 2018.

Allen and Bill Gates founded Microsoft in 1975.

Other than founding Microsoft, Allen invested and started numerous ventures in sports, music and technology. More information here.

  • Brexit Talks Drag On

The Brexit talks are expected to continue for the month of October and could last until Dec. 1.

The Brexit is held back because of the border between Ireland and the United Kingdom.

Many people travel over the border but with the United Kingdom leaving the EU, it will become a hard border.

This would affect people living thereby forcing them to pass checkpoints to cross or not even being allowed to cross the border. More information here.

  • Jamal Khashoggi Disappearance

Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi disappeared around two weeks ago.

He was last seen in Istanbul, Turkey near the Saudi consulate.

This is cause for concern, as Khashoggi was highly critical of the Saudi government.  

The Saudi government denies any claim of responsibility with Khashoggi’s disappearance. More information here.

  • Polio-like Disease Affects Children

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has been looking into cases of acute flaccid myelitis.

Children are the only group that suffers from acute flaccid myelitis.

The cause of acute flaccid myelitis has not been found, but it has been linked to other viruses.

Symptoms are slurred speech, trouble with swallowing and eye movement.

Only one child has died from the acute flaccid myelitis in the year 2017. More information here.

 

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