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Genesis Health Clubs buys Wichita’s two Vasa Fitness sites

Rodney Steven II, center in white shirt, and his Genesis Health Clubs have acquired Wichita’s two Vasa Fitness gyms and will rebrand them with the Genesis name and look. When Vasa Fitness entered the Wichita market in 2018, the chain billed itself as an inexpensive place to work out. Now, Genesis Health Clubs has purchased …

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Healthcare boss earns $700,000 in one day after abruptly quitting

A top executive at a leading Covid vaccine manufacturer earned $700,000 in just one day after he quit abruptly amid an investigation at his former employer. Jorge Gomez took over as chief financial officer at Moderna on Monday but stepped down from the post a day later after his previous employer, Dentsply Sirona, announced it …

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Experts urge caution as baby formula shortage continues

It’s hard for families across the US to find an infant formula, and the situation is so dire that even one of the children’s hospitals in the country is having trouble sourcing supplies for families in need. “There’s concerns across the board,” Nicole Meadow, a clinical dietician within Children’s Hospital Los Angeles’ Heart Institute, told …

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Fears for European gas supplies as Ukraine cuts Russian exports

Ggood morning. Gas prices have pushed higher amid a clash between Ukraine and Russia that threatens to disrupt a third of the fuel supplies delivered to Europe. Ukraine said flows via one of two key entry points will stop from today as occupying Russian troops interfere with operations. It’s declared a force majeure, meaning it’s …

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In drought-ravaged California, water use is up dramatically

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Californian’s drought is worsening and yet residents used more water in March than any month since 2015, defying pleas for conservation from Gov. Gavin Newsom and other authorities, state officials announced Tuesday. Water usage jumped nearly 19% in March, which was one of the driest months on record. Newsom last summer …

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How Dreadnought nuclear submarine compares to Russian rivals

America’s Ohio class submarines are 170m-long Trident missile carriers that can operate roughly 240m below sea level and carry 140 crew members at sea for up to 70 days before returning to dock. The US Navy currently has 18 Ohio class submarines – four with cruise missiles and the rest with missile-propelled ballistic missiles. France’s …

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AP analysis finds growing number of poor, high-hazard damages

Constructed four generations ago, the massive rock and clay dam at El Capitan Reservoir is capable of storing over 36 billion gallons of water, enough to supply every resident in San Diego for most of a year. Today, it’s three-quarters empty, intentionally kept low because of concerns it could fail under the strain of too …

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Orsted moves forward with plans to grow corals on wind turbines

Alongside their natural beauty, coral reefs have an important role to play in the natural world. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, around one quarter of the ocean’s fish rely on healthy coral reefs. Reinhard Dirscherl | Ullstein Bild | Getty Images Danish energy firm Orsted plans to try growing corals on the …

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Drought expands in Southwest, worsening fire risk and water crisis

CNN — Drought conditions worsened in much of the Southwest over the past week, according to the latest update from the US Drought Monitor, deepening the region’s water crisis and fueling record-setting wildfires across multiple states. More than 98% of the Southwest is in drought this week, according to the monitor, which noted that reservoir …

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