Cincinnati vs. The World 09.17.14

Mayor John Cranley launched this year’s Young Professionals Kitchen Cabinet, a think tank for Cincinnati residents under the age of 40. Members will have the chance to brainstorm, research and share ideas with the mayor and city administration.

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Mayor John Cranley launched this year’s Young Professionals Kitchen Cabinet, a think tank for Cincinnati residents under the age of 40. Members will have the chance to brainstorm, research and share ideas with the mayor and city administration. CINCINNATI +1

President Obama is expected to boost U.S. efforts in the fight against West Africa’s Ebola outbreak. The administration has asked Congress to approve an additional $88 million for medical supplies and training, health care experts and greater military involvement. To date, more than 2,400 Ebola deaths have been recorded. WORLD +2

Urban Outfitters apologized this week after releasing a “vintage” Kent State University sweatshirt that appears bloodstained. The sweatshirt caused a social media outrage and prompted a statement by the university, which said the shirt “trivialized” the 1970 campus shooting that killed four students and wounded nine others.
WORLD -1

The Bengals are selling defensive tackle Devon Still’s jersey online in honor of his daughter, who is battling cancer. One-hundred percent of the proceeds will go toward pediatric cancer care and research at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. So far, more than 6,000 jerseys have been sold. CINCINNATI +2

New data by the United Nations shows that the global mortality rate for children under 5 has dropped by 49 percent since 1990 — but that decline is still short of the U.N.’s goal of a two-thirds reduction by next year. Unless swift improvements in reducing health risks to children are made, the goal won’t be reached until 2026 — 11 years behind schedule, the report said. WORLD -2

THIS WEEK:

Cincinnati: 3

World: -1

TO DATE:

Cincinnati: 2

World: 2

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