What's Trending at 5:30 January 8th plus Internet conversation
What's Trending at 5:30 January 8th / Conversation
By Kimberely Scott, WJBF Anchor/News at 10 on the CW Anchor - email
CHINA LIFTING ITS BAN ON SELLING VIDEO GAME CONSOLES. THIS CHANGE WILL ALLOW SONY, NINTENDO AND MICROSOFT TO ENTER CHINA'S VIDEO GAME MARKET, LAST YEAR SALES HIT 14-BILLION DOLLARS. THE BAN WAS PUT IN PLACE IN 2000, AFTER THE GOVERNMENT CLAIMED THE GAMES ADVERSELY AFFECTED THE MENTAL HEALTH OF CHINA'S YOUTH.
IF YOU'RE LOOKING TO WIN A FEW BUCKS, YOU DON'T HAVE TO GO TO LAS VEGAS OR ATLANTIC CITY TO DO IT. THE CHINESE TERRITORY OF MACAU IS NOW THE GAMBLING CAPITAL OF THE WORLD.....REPORTING REVENUE OF 45-BILLION DOLLARS FOR 2013. A RECENT LIFTING OF RESTRICTIONS ON FOREIGN OPERATORS, HELPED TO SECURE THEIR RANKING.
MANY AMERICANS ARE DRINKING TOO MUCH AND NOT TELLING THEIR DOCTOR. ACCORDING TO THE C-D-C, AT LEAST 38 MILLION ADULTS IN THE U-S DRINK TOO MUCH. YET ONLY ONE IN SIX TALK TO THEIR DOCTOR ABOUT IT. THE C-D-C REPORTS ALCOHOL IS RESPONSIBLE FOR 88-THOUSAND DEATHS IN THE U-S EACH YEAR...COSTING THE ECONOMY 224 BILLION DOLLARS.
SALT DISSOLVES INTO SODIUM AND CHLORIDE IONS, GETS WASHED AWAY INTO RIVERS, STREAMS AND GROUND WATER and sometimes DRINKING WATER. The salt can erode cars....and some fear affect the environment. IT'S ESTIMATED THAT ABOUT 22 MILLION POUNDS OF SALT ARE DUMPED ON ROADS IN AMERICA EACH YEAR To help dissolve the effects, some cities are mixing the salt with things like sand, gravel or water. They're even using beet juice, sugarcane molasses and even cheese to help protect the environment.