News Roundup 10/08/19
Playstation 5 Announcement
After the long anticipated announcement, Sony announces the release date for Playstation 5 console with adjustments and improvements from the Playstation 4. In an interview with Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO, Jim Ryan, the console is reported to be released for the holiday season 2020.
Huge swath of Northern California could have power turned off as fire danger rises
Pacific Gas and Electric encourages families to turn off power to prevent wildfires in the upcoming days. The power cut will mark the second anniversary of the Wine Country firestorms that took place in Napa Valley, CA. On October 8, 2017 the Northern California's winds knocked down tree branches and power lines, which burst into flames. As a result, lives were lost and homes were damaged. The number of residents who will be affected is not available yet.
5 Haunts With Haunts
Into the Halloween Season? Need a place to stay for the ultimate Halloween experience? Located in Seattle Washington, Hotel Sorrento reports to have the ghost of the 20th century: Alice B. Toklas. In Coronado, Calif, Hotel de Coronado reports of a series of events like flickering of lights, unexplained footsteps, doors opening and closing and the list goes on. In between Captain Grant's in Preston, Connecticut are two cemeteries from 1650 and the 19th century. There have been no reports of paranormal activity yet.
L.A. Could Ban All E-Cigarettes and Vapes in the City Amid Lung Disease Outbreak
Los Angeles City councilman, Paul Koretz proposed the idea of banning the use of e-cigarette's and vaping devices until the FDA (Food and Drug Association) approves safe use for consumers. Koretz's goal is to prevent illnesses or death from the devices, which are increasing on a daily basis.
3 sexually transmitted infections hit new highs again in U.S.
Sexually transmitted diseases rose for the fifth year in a row in the United States. About 1.7 million cases of chlamydia were reported in the past year and the reports have increased since 2017. 580,000 cases of gonorrhea were reported and 35,000 of the transmissible infections were reported. These are the highest statistics on record since 1991.