WILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights of the Wilmington Police Log for Saturday, June 8, 2019:Anonymous caller reported a female party “flipping out” on the corner of Taplin Avenue and Wisser Avenue. Police responded. Female party was picked up prior to police arrival. There was a dispute over a cell phone. (2:15am)A caller reported one of the porta potties near the Fourth of July Building was knocked over during the night. (5:18am)Police noted a building on Grove Avenue was spray painted. (6:45am)A walk-in party reported his vehicle was struck while parked unattended in the Target parking lot. (10:53am)Kevin MacDonald (56, Wilmington) was arrested for Assault & Battery with a Dangerous Weapon, Threat To Commit A Crime, and 2 counts of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon. (12:10pm)A car struck a bicycle at Jacquith Road and Hardin Street. No injuries noted. (12:58pm)A red iguana escaped from an Aldrich Road residence, but was quickly found. (5:38pm)A turtle with a cracked shell was found on Chestnut Street. Animal Control Officer contacted Turtle Rescue Group. (6:15pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information. An arrest does not constitute a conviction. Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for August 31: Woburn Man Arrested For OUI; Bad Highway Crash Required MedflightIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 26: Wilmington Man Arrested For OUI; Tractor Trailer Takes Out Wall, Signs & HydrantIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for July 27: OUI Arrest; Woman Brings Caged Bird To Town BeachIn “Police Log”
Diagnosing lupus is especially tricky; however, physicians are working toward streamlining the criteria for diagnosis that include looking for signs of inflammation. A physician may also evaluate current symptoms, laboratory test results, and medical history. And while no single laboratory test can determine a lupus diagnosis, multiple criteria presented simultaneously can often lead to an official diagnosis.After diagnosis, treatments may include:• Anti-inflammatory medications – help relieve many of the symptoms of lupus by reducing inflammation and pain. For many people with lupus, an anti-inflammatory drug may be the only medication they need to control their lupus.• Corticosteroids (also known as glucocorticoids, cortisone or steroids) – synthetic (man-made) prescription drugs designed to work like the body’s naturally occurring hormones produced by the adrenal glands, in particular cortisol. Cortisol helps regulate blood pressure and the immune system and it is the body’s most potent anti-inflammatory hormone.• Antimalarials – prescription drugs used in combination with steroids and other medications, in part to reduce the dose required of the other drugs. Antimalarials are most often prescribed for skin rashes, mouth ulcers and joint pain, but also can be effective in mild forms of lupus where inflammation and blood clotting are a concern.• Immunosuppressives (Immune Modulators) – prescription drugs used to control inflammation and the overactive immune system, especially when steroids have been unable to bring lupus symptoms under control, or when a person cannot tolerate high doses of steroids.In addition to medications and other medical care from doctors, a large and growing number of people turn to other healing practices to try to improve their health, including chiropractic, acupuncture and Tai Chi, and massage therapies.
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By Jesse Jackson Sr., Guest Columnist of the Wave NewspaperAlabama — led by utterly clueless male legislators — just passed the most restrictive ban on abortion in the country, with Georgia and Missouri piling on close behind.Other states dominated by right-wing Republican politicians are jockeying to join in. Their aim is to get the courts, newly packed with right-wing judges appointed by President Donald Trump, to overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark precedent that established a woman’s right to choose in the early months of pregnancy.The new laws generally deem abortion murder after six or eight weeks, no exceptions. This is often before women are even aware that they are pregnant.Rev. Jesse Jackson (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)Some of the laws would imprison doctors; others lock up mothers. That is what the anti-abortion movement has demanded. It has been spurred on by cynical politicians like Trump, who devoted part of his State of the Union address to a blood-curdling description of infanticide that came completely from his own ugly imagination.Now anti-abortion activists are on the verge of getting what they want — the ability to prosecute doctors and/or pregnant women for murder if they choose to abort a fetus early in their pregnancies.Even if the life of the mother is at risk, doctors would be loath to risk imprisonment by taking the necessary step to save her.Suddenly, right-wing politicians and moral hypocrites are expressing dismay at their victory. Trump, who not many years ago was entirely pro-choice, tweeted that he didn’t support the Alabama laws, that he believed in exceptions for rape, incest and protecting the life of the mother.Apparently murder isn’t always murder for the president — or for televangelist Pat Robertson, or for House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy, who said the law “goes further than I believe,” because he would allow “exceptions” as a matter of “personal belief.”But as E.J. Dionne notes in the Washington Post, if personal beliefs can carve out exceptions to murder, why would Trump’s or McCarthy’s exceptions weigh more than the considered choices of the women struggling with whether to take a fetus to term?Cynical male politicians weighing how to placate the anti-abortion conservatives without alienating the vast majority aren’t making a more moral, more reasoned decision than the woman involved. Lost in this posturing — mostly by male politicians — is the basic reality.Passing laws that outlaw abortions won’t end abortions. They will simply make them less safe, putting more lives at risk.And the posturing totally ignores the deep injustices surrounding reproductive rights, as whatever the law is, rich women will retain the right of choice — even if it requires going to a hospital in another country — while the lives of poor women, already locked out of any federal support for the counseling and choices they need, will be at ever greater risk.Of course, many of these same politicians pushing these laws supposedly to protect life inside the womb do little to save the lives of those outside the womb, voting to roll back Medicaid, cut aid for women and infant children, slash food stamps and eliminate welfare for impoverished mothers with young children.Trump revealed his brazen cynicism, tweeting out his exceptions to the Alabama law while pleading with the anti-abortion movement to “stick together and win for life in 2020.” His concern is re-election not making a moral decision on how best to deal with this agonizing concern.This is an ugly debate. The extremist laws passed in Alabama and elsewhere won’t stand, but the result inevitably will be to make it more difficult and perilous for poor women to make the agonizing decision about a pregnancy.The posturing will lead to the punishment of poor women for childbearing, putting more women and more fetuses at risk, and leave more infants born into a life without the basic support — health care, food, shelter — needed to have a chance for a healthy life. I share the concern for life that animates the most sincere opponents of abortion. I also agree that reproductive justice is essential to women.Family planning isn’t a sin; it is a vital necessity for ensuring that the next generation of infants is brought into the world with the love and the care they need. In Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court ruled essentially that it is the pregnant woman who is best charged with making the decision about pregnancy until the fetus is viable.I would trust the women agonizing over that choice far more than politicians like Trump or McCarthy, who cynically weigh how to placate their base without alienating the rest of us.The Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. is president and founder of the Rainbow Push Coalition.This article originally appeared in the Wave Newspapers.The opinions on this page are those of the writers and not necessarily those of the AFRO.Send letters to The Afro-American • 1531 S. Edgewood St. Baltimore, MD 21227 or fax to 1-877-570-9297 or e-mail to email@example.com
TV technology company Technicolor has delivered over 150 million digital set-top boxes since it shipped its first one in 1994.The company has shipped more than 10 million set-top boxes each year over the last 10 years, with a significant increases in Latin America, India and southern Asia over the last few quarters.The 150 millionth box was shipped to Indian operator Tata Sky.Michel Rahier, president, Technicolor connected home division, said: “We are proud to have shipped our 150 millionth set-top box and maintained a leading market position over time. We are poised to keep innovating to anticipate on a fast-changing technologies and market environments, in order to provide our customers with set top boxes platforms, software solutions and integration services that will keep them ahead of the game.”