If you live in Glasgow, you are more likely to die young. Men die a full seven years earlier than their counterparts in other UK cities. Until recently, the causes of this excess mortality remained a mystery. “Deep-fried Mars bars,” some have speculated. “The weather,” others suggested. For years, those reasons were as good as any. In 2012, the Economist described it thus: “It is as if a malign vapour rises from the Clyde at night and settles in the lungs of sleeping Glaswegians.” The phenomenon has become known as the Glasgow effect. But David Walsh, a public health programme manager at the Glasgow Centre for Population Health, who led a study on the excess deaths in 2010, wasn’t satisfied with how the term was being used. “It turned into a Scooby-Doo mystery but it’s not an exciting thing,” he says. “It’s about people dying young, it’s about grief.” He wanted to work out why Glaswegians have a 30% … [Read more...] about The ‘Glasgow effect’ implies cities make us sad. Can the city prove the opposite?
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UNION CITY, CA — Looking for a new home, and want the latest listings on what's available near you? Need some help in your search? Thanks to our weekly list of new properties in your area, you can stay on top of the scene. Here's a list of the five most recent homes to hit the market in the Union City area — including one with 3 beds and 2 baths for $775,000, and another with 4 beds and 3 baths for $899,000. Like what you see? Just click on any address in the list to get more pics and details. Enjoy! 1. 4275 Queen Anne Dr, Union City, California 94587 Price: $859,000Size: 1,432 sq. ft., 2 beds, and 2 baths 2. 4554 Ellen Way, Union City, California 94587 Price: $899,000Size: 1,907 sq. ft, 4 beds, and 3 baths 3. 1044 Carnelian Ter, Union City, California 94587 Price: $799,950Size: 1,675 sq. ft., 3 beds, and 3 baths4. 4249 Gemini Dr, Union City, California 94587 Price: $775,000Size: 1,180 sq. ft., 3 beds, and 2 baths5. 3243 Santa Rosa Way, Union City, California 94587 Price: … [Read more...] about Union City: Check Out 5 Local Homes For Sale
(Reuters) - Police in the California city of Fresno were investigating a mass shooting at a football game party on Sunday in which at least 10 people were shot, killing four, with five others left in critical condition and another wounded, police said. Three men died at the scene and another died at a hospital, Fresno Deputy Police Chief Michael Reed said in a late night news conference. Six more were hospitalized, he said. “Our hearts go out to the families of the victims of this thing,” Reed said. “This was senseless violence. We’re going to do everything we can to find out who the perpetrators were and bring them to justice.” A gunman walked into a backyard and started shooting at a south Fresno home, where a gathering of about 35 family and friends was watching a football game before 8 p.m., said Reed. Neighbors soon flooded 911 dispatchers with calls for help. The suspect fled the scene and police were combing the neighborhood for witnesses and … [Read more...] about Gunman opens fire at California backyard party, four killed: police
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A California man who was the founder and president of a natural gas and oil company in Utah faces charges in that state alleging he defrauded investors. The Deseret News reports Charging documents alleged Barton obtained approximately $359,000 in investments for Empire Energy, but withdrew approximately $151,000 in cash and made $28,000 in purchases “consistent with personal use.” An arrest warrant was issued Friday for Barton, who formerly lived in Ferron in Emery County in rural east-central Utah. Court records don’t list an attorney who could comment on the allegations and no phone is listed under Barton’s name. … [Read more...] about Utah charges accused California man of securities fraud
If you’re a startup founder with a dream, you may want to swap the Bay Area for the Sun Belt–because your funding can go twice as far in the South than it can in California. advertisement This finding may sound obvious, but Howmuch.net visualized it in hard numbers sourced from financial technology company SmartAsset. The analysis started with a relatively simple premise: You’re a founder who needs to register and set up your business with professional lawyers and accountants. You need to secure 1,000 square feet of office space, pay utilities, and hire five people for a year. How much will all of that cost, depending on your location? Meanwhile, the cheapest city will cost you about half of that: In Chattanooga, Tennesse, you’ll spend $232,000, thanks largely to low labor, which runs $44,000 below the study average. Not hip enough for you? Try Memphis or New Orleans then, each of which will set you back about $240,000. That leaves you a lot of … [Read more...] about The Cheapest Cities For Startups, In One Chart
As California’s drought deepens, residents are starting to feel its consequences–even those in cities that have been largely shielded from meaningful restrictions. In San Francisco’s East Bay area, residents will be forced to deal with sour tap water for months, due to lack of availability in the normal reservoir. advertisement advertisement In the middle of all this, Walmart is bottling and selling water that comes from Sacramento’s municipal water supply (more specifically, the water is purchased from a company called DS Services of America, which gets its water from the municipal water supply). The news comes from CBS Sacramento, which found that the city sells its water to DS Services for 99 cents per 748 gallons, and then Walmart turns around and sells that water in its stores for 88 cents per gallon. According to Walmart, these numbers don’t include water purification, labor, packaging, transportation, taxes and other costs from the … [Read more...] about Walmart Is Bottling Water From The Middle Of California’s Drought