September 6, 2011 |
Despite the wince factor associated with the news last week that a paintball caused a British woman's breast implant to explode, paintball injuries have actually fallen in the United States. The federal government says that hospital emergency visits due to air and paintball guns fell 20% from 2006 to 2008. The numbers don't indicate why paintball injuries may be declining, but there is more awareness about injury prevention these days. According to the stats , from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, most injuries occur in males and people under age 17. More than 25% were in kids ages 10 to 14. Low-income children and adults are more likely than higher-income people to be treated for paintball and air gun injuries.
March 15, 2014 |
On Friday afternoon, while South by Southwest festival attendees were sleeping off hangovers or busy making new ones, in a conference room at the Austin Convention Center, record people were discussing the return of indie record stores, the success of the annual Record Store Day and their vision for the future of brick and mortar music shopping. The panel was dubbed "Record Stores Are Dead. Long Live Record Stores. " It's not the most earth-shattering story coming out of Austin, Texas, but it is a curious one, considering that in 2014, technology start-ups and snack chip sponsorships rule the conversation.
November 27, 2012
Pau Gasol's decline Since the 2011 playoffs, when Phil Jackson slapped Pau Gasol in the chest to try to inspire him, the Lakers power forward has seen his production drop in most categories. A look at his play over the last 18 months, versus Gasol's career averages in 12 NBA seasons. Regular season Season; FG; FGA; FG%; FT; FTA; FT%; REBS; BLKS; PTS; 2011-12; 7.1; 14.1; .501; 3.1; 4.0; .782; 10.4; 1.4; 17.4; 2012-13*; 5.4; 12.4; .434; 2.5; 3.4; .729; 9.1; 1.3; 13.4; Career; 7.0; 13.5; .519; 4.5; 6.0; .752; 9.2; 1.7; 18.6; *through 14 games Playoffs 2010-11; 4.7; 11.2; .420; 3.6; 4.5; .800; 7.8; 1.7; 13.1; 2011-12; 5.2; 11.9; .434; 2.0; 2.4; .828; 9.5; 2.1; 12.5; Career; 6.6; 12.9; .517; 4.0; 5.3; .742; 9.6; 1.9; 17.3; Source: basketball-reference.com
March 6, 2014 |
WASHINGTON -- Factory orders fell again in January, but the rate of decline lessened after a steeper-than-initially-estimated drop the previous month, the Commerce Department said Thursday. New orders for manufactured goods, a key indicator of future factory output, were down 0.7% in January to $483 billion. Analysts projected orders would decline 0.5%. It was the second straight monthly decline and the harsh winter weather in much of the country probably was a factor. PHOTOS: Federal Reserve chairs through the years December's decline was revised down to 2% from an initial estimate of 1.5%, the Commerce Department said.
July 8, 2010 |
One in five high school students in the U.S. is still smoking, and the rate of decline in smoking has slowed, according to a new report released Thursday from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Smoking rates among high school students slowed dramatically from the late 1990s through the early 2000s. But those rates of decline decreased more gradually from the early to late 2000s. The CDC analyzed data from the National Youth Risk Behavior Survey of high school students in public and private schools in all states and the District of Columbia.
March 21, 2012 |
Economists brushed off a decline in new residential construction starts last month and instead looked at an increase in permits issued for houses and apartment buildings as a positive indicator that the real estate market is on the mend. Housing starts fell 1.1% from January to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 698,000, the Commerce Department reported. That was a 34.7% surge from February 2011. Starts were down 5.9% from January in the West and 12.3% in the Northeast. They were up 1.5% in the South and 3.0% in the Midwest.