What’s Up South Texas!: Teen with glaucoma inspires others to reach their goals despite life obstacles
San Antonio – A Steele High School junior with a visual impairment is hoping her story will encourage others to overcome their obstacles in life. Jazmine Harper, 16, has always been visually impaired since she was born, but was diagnosed with glaucoma at age 8. Jazmine Harper is in Girl Scouts, on multiple swim teams, the marching band and the orchestra. Ad“She found that a lot of it was that people just don’t understand it,” Jennifer Harper said. “Everybody has their own battles, so don’t let yours stop what you are trying to accomplish,” Jazmine Harper said.
What’s Up South Texas!: Blind man serves community with lawn, construction services
“I don’t like being inside of a building, you know,” Gomez said. “Maybe it is because of my belief in God,” Gomez said. I heard about him and thought I knew about him, but I didn’t know anything. I am not going to be stuck in no damn ocean out there in a light house!’ I didn’t know what they were talking about,” he laughed. I am blind, but I won’t let it stop me in anyway.”Read also:What’s Up South Texas!
Asia Today: Australia state reports 10 new deaths, 459 cases
India is the third hardest-hit country by the pandemic in the world after the United States and Brazil. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)SYDNEY Australias Victoria state has recorded 10 deaths overnight from COVID-19, its highest daily toll amid a continuing surge in coronavirus cases. State Premier Daniel Andrews said the deaths included seven men and three women. Kim said he believes the vicious virus may have entered the country, state media reported Sunday. North Korea has steadfastly said it has no single virus case on its territory, a claim questioned by outside experts.
Ex-Fed vice chairman: Don't rule out Trump retaliation against China by seeking a lower dollar
Former Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Alan Blinder told CNBC on Monday that he would not be surprised if the U.S. were to retaliate against China in the currency markets. Asked whether the Trump administration might try to lower the dollar after China devalued its currency overnight, Blinder said, "I do." Trump on Monday called China's devaluation "currency manipulation, " an allegation denied by China's central bank. Last month, the president had reportedly looked into ways to weaken the dollar to help boost the economy before next year's election. If the yearlong trade war between the world's two largest economies were to erupt into a full-blown currency war, Blinder argued that "nobody wins."cnbc.com
11/9: Deep freeze: Country braces for arctic chill; Blind man conquers the Grand Canyon
11/9: Deep freeze: Country braces for arctic chill; Blind man conquers the Grand Canyon Over the course of the next week, the coldest air since last winter will arrive. And as CBS Boston's chief meteorologist Eric Fisher explains, frigid temperatures will stretch well into the Deep South; and, Dan Berlin knew walking the Grand Canyon from rim to rim and back to the starting point was going to be tough. He is virtually blind and every step is a potential pitfall, which is why he realized the only way he could do this was with friends.cbsnews.com