Xinjiang govt forces unproven medicine on people in lockdown



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When police arrested the middle-aged Uighur woman at the height of China’s coronavirus outbreak, she was crammed into a cell with dozens of other women in a detention center.

There, she said, she was forced to drink a medicine that made her feel weak and nauseous, guards watching as she gulped. She and the others also had to strip naked once a week and cover their faces as guards hosed them and their cells down with disinfectant “like firemen,” she said.

“It was scalding,” recounted the woman by phone from Xinjiang, declining to be named out of fear of retribution. “My hands were ruined, my skin was peeling.”

The government in China’s far northwest Xinjiang region is resorting to draconian measures to combat the coronavirus, including physically locking residents in homes, imposing quarantines of more than 40 days and arresting those who do not comply.

Furthermore, in what experts call

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South Hills Dentist Disagrees With WHO’s Recommendations, Says ‘All Dental Is Essential’

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FAA Chart Supplement Modernization Program Underway

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Aeronautical Information and Notice to Airmen Modernization Initiative Is Underway

The FAA says that their Aeronautical Information and Notice to Airmen Modernization initiative is underway and users of the Chart Supplement series will see improvements.

The Chart Supplement is a nine volume civil flight information publication updated every eight weeks by the Air Traffic Organization. It is designed for use with aeronautical charts covering the United States and its territories. Chart Supplements contain airport facility information, airport diagrams and sketches, as well as numerous notices and alerts.

The Alerts and Notices section of the Chart Supplement contains hundreds of various types of entries related to National Airspace System (NAS) operations, procedures and special situations.

FAA lines of business and stakeholders are working to improve the Chart Supplement. These improvements will provide significant benefits to the NAS. The Chart Supplement Revision Plan will eliminate redundant, duplicative and

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I Tried Soliscia, a Face Covering With Shea Butter Infused in Fabric: Review

Here’s the lowdown on how to subscribe to Allure’s print edition for more beauty routines, recommendations, and features.

As face coverings go from a novelty to the norm during the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s understandable that some frustrations would arise from wearing fabric on part of your face any time you might be around other people. None are aggravating enough to not wear a mask — please, just wear a damn mask — but this accessory we’ve reluctantly welcomed into our attire has inevitably led to some skin issues. It has also inevitably led to innovations to address skin issues.

A brand called Nufabrx has just launched a mask called Soliscia, the fabric of which is infused with both copper and shea butter. Calling the mask the first of its kind, Nufabrx says that in addition to helping reduce the spread of germs, Soliscia ensures that the skin it’s covering

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Teaneck NJ opens outdoor gym in Votee Park

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Township Manager Dean Kazinci discusses features of the new outdoor fitness facility at Votee Park in Teaneck

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TEANECK — A 13-station exercise equipment center has opened on the northeast side of Votee Park, and although it’s been in the works for a long time, the timing couldn’t be better.

The 2,100-square-foot rubber-padded area was proposed two years ago to replace exercise facilities on the west side of the park that had become outdated, according to Township Manager Dean Kazinci.

“There was a tremendous need to provide this outdoor service to our residents,” Kazinci said.  “With gyms not open, this provides a little relief for them.”

Indoor gyms in New Jersey remain under strict restrictions because of the coronavirus pandemic, with only one-on-one sessions permitted. 

REMOTE PROTEST: Teaneck parents hold protest over district’s decision to go all remote

ADVISORY COMMITTEES: Teaneck reorganizes its advisory committees, drawing protest from residents

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Illinois dentist sentenced to prison for health care fraud

A dentist has been sentenced to prison for defrauding Illinois Medicaid out of hundreds of thousands of dollars over a period of several years.



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The Department of Justice said Dr. Yun Sup Kim, 49, of St. Louis, appeared Thursday morning via videoconference at the federal courthouse in Benton, Illinois, and was sentenced to 12 months and one day in federal prison.

He entered a guilty plea for three counts of health care fraud back in February. The case against Kim came from a regulatory audit that was initiated in 2015 after claims data showed Kim had performed more cavity fillings and surgical tooth extractions than nearly any other dentist in Illinois.

According to a release from the Department of Justice, investigators found from August 2014 through December 2017, Kim had repeatedly submitted false bills for cavity fillings and surgical tooth extractions.

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Mountainside Fitness reopens Thursday after getting denied by Arizona to do so

Mountainside Fitness reopened at 4:30 a.m. Thursday — even though the Arizona Department of Health Services denied its proposal to reopen.

PHOENIX — The back-and-forth between Mountainside Fitness and the state of Arizona continues. 

The gym chain announced Tuesday that it would reopen at 4:30 a.m. Thursday — even though the Arizona Department of Health Services denied its proposal to reopen.

Mountainside Fitness is far from the only gym or business that was denied a chance — so far — at reopening its doors. As of 5 p.m. Monday, 202 businesses were not given the stamp of approval. 

In a statement, Mountainside Fitness CEO Tom Hatten said the department’s “standards of approval were subjective, and essentially unknown to the fitness applicants, which is why you will not see them on the website.”

The department does provide an Aug. 10 document full of the “additional steps (that must) be taken by

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How an open CAD/CAM system and the digital workflow benefits this Calif. dentist

“For a single crown or two crowns, which is really the bread and butter for, I would say, most general dentists, I think you have to have CAD/CAM in the office and the digital workflow really helps to make that happen,” Dr. Petrush told me in a recent chat.

Chris Petrush, DDS

Chris Petrush, DDS.

Dr. Petrush’s view of the digital workflow changed completely about a year ago when he switched his practice to the glidewell.io in-office solution. He believes that incorporating it, along with the iTero intraoral scanner from Invisalign, has made the digital workflow much better for his practice, as well as for his wife, Monike Elek, DDS, who also practices with him.

“I talked to the Align rep at an event in Las Vegas, and I said, ‘Well, what milling system works with the iTero?’ He told me any open-source system would work, then said, ‘Well, for example, the glidewell.io

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Tennessee seeks federal supplement to more than double state jobless benefits

This story was updated at 5:11 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, with more information.

Jobless benefits may be going down this month, but Tennessee is seeking to maximize what it pays unemployed persons by tapping into a new federal relief fund to make up for half of the drop in federal supplemental benefits.

But it’s unclear when or how long those benefits could be coming for jobless Tennesseans.

The state Department of Labor and Workforce Development is applying to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to receive grant funding to pay up to $300 a week in additional federal supplemental weekly unemployment benefits on top of the state maximum benefit payment of $275 a week.

The new Lost Wages Assistance program (LWA) is only half of the previous $600 weekly supplement the federal government provided jobless claimants until the end of July and Tennessee is not providing the extra

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