– Advertisement – Alex Trebek ABC/Eric McCandlessAhead of the Monday episode, the game show announced it would be honoring the late star, who died on Sunday after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. “Today’s show features a special message on behalf of everyone in the Jeopardy! family. 💜,” the show’s official Twitter page wrote, noting that the host had taped shows through December 25. “They will air as he intended, in his honor.”- Advertisement – “Alex Trebek’s courage, grace and strength inspired millions and awed those of us who knew him,” the Wheel of Fortune host, 74, tweeted. “A tremendous loss for his family, friends, co-workers and countless viewers. I was honored to be a friend and a part of his professional family for all these years. A very sad day.”White, 63, said she will “cherish the many memories” she’s shared with the late star, noting she will “always be in awe of the way he faced the battle he fought so valiantly, and I’m devastated to lose my longtime friend.”The Dancing With the Stars judge, 52, paid tribute to Trebek via Instagram, writing, “Today the light of life dims with the loss of one of the brightest lights … Alex Trebek you will be missed dearly.”The longtime television host publicly revealed in March 2019 that he suffered from stage IV pancreatic cancer.“Now, normally the prognosis for this is not very encouraging, but I’m gonna fight this,” he said in a YouTube video at the time. “I’m gonna keep working and with the love and support of my family and friends and with the help of your prayers also, I plan to beat the low survival rate statistics for this disease.”The Canada native detailed his battle with the disease in his memoir, The Answer Is, which was published in July.“I’ve lived a good, full life, and I’m nearing the end of it. I know that,” he wrote.Trebek is survived by his wife, Jean Currivan, and their two children, Matthew, 30, and Emily, 27.Listen to Watch With Us to hear more about your favorite shows and for the latest TV news! Gone, but not forgotten. Jeopardy! paid tribute to longtime host Alex Trebek in first show back following his death on Sunday, November 8.At the top of the Monday, November 9, episode, executive producer Mike Richards opened the show, sharing that Trebek had died at age 80 over the weekend.- Advertisement – One day prior, Jeopardy! confirmed Trebek’s passing after his nearly two-year cancer fight.“Jeopardy! is saddened to share that Alex Trebek passed away peacefully at home early this morning, surrounded by family and friends,” the announcement read via Twitter. “Thank you, Alex.”Fans of the hosting legend, including Pat Sajak, Vanna White, Carrie Ann Inaba, mourned the loss of Trebek via social media.- Advertisement – “This is an enormous loss for our staff, crew, for his family, for his millions of fans. He loved this show and everything it stood for. In fact, he taped his final episodes less than two weeks ago,” Richards said, holding back tears. “He will forever be an inspiration for his constant desire to learn, his kindness and for his love of his family. We will air his final 35 episodes as they were shot. That’s what he wanted. On behalf of everyone here at Jeopardy!, thank you for everything Alex. This is Jeopardy!”
Image courtesy of GasLogMonaco-based LNG shipper GasLog started the construction of a new liquefied natural gas carrier at the South Korean shipbuilder, Samsung Heavy Industries. The company said it cut the first steel for the hull number 2213 starting the construction process.The vessel will be capable of transporting 180,000 cubic meters of the chilled fuel.The LNG carrier, which will be powered by a low-pressure dual-fuel engine, is expected to be delivered in the second quarter of 2020, according to Gaslog’s website.Gaslog previously said that this vessel will be chartered to Pioneer Shipping Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of the UK-based Centrica for an initial period of about seven years.The LNG shipping company’s consolidated owned fleet currently consists of 30 carriers, with 25 of the vessels being on the water and five on order.GasLog also has also an additional LNG carrier which was sold to a subsidiary of Mitsui & Co. and leased back under a long-term bareboat charter.
Nationwide–Tobacco product use is the leading cause of preventable disease, disability, and death in the United States. Preventing tobacco product use among youths is critical to decreasing morbidity and mortality because nearly all tobacco product use begins during youth or young adulthood; approximately nine in 10 adult cigarette smokers start before age 18 years. In recent years, tobacco products have evolved to include various smoked, smokeless, and electronic products.The National Youth Tobacco Survey (NYTS), conducted annually since 2011, provides national data on estimates of tobacco product use to support comprehensive youth tobacco prevention. The 2019 questionnaire contained 104 questions covering demographic information, tobacco product use, knowledge and attitudes about tobacco products In 2019, 40.5% of U.S. middle and high school students (10.9 million) reported having ever tried a tobacco product. Among ever tobacco product users, 58.5% had ever tried a combustible tobacco product and 53.8% had ever tried two or more tobacco product types. Overall, 53.3% of high school students (8.0 million) and 24.3% of middle school students (2.9 million) reported ever using any tobacco product. E-cigarettes were the most commonly ever used tobacco product among U.S middle and high school students overall (35.0%; 9.4 million). Overall, 23.0% of middle and high school students (6.2 million) reported current (past 30-day) use of any tobacco productIn 2019, 69.6% (4.3 million) of middle and high school students who currently used tobacco products reported using at least one flavored tobacco product. E-cigarettes were the most commonly used flavored tobacco product (68.8% of current e-cigarette users; 3.7 million). Among middle and high school students who ever tried using e-cigarettes, the most common reasons for e-cigarette use were “I was curious about them” (55.3%), “friend or family member used them” (30.8%), “they are available in flavors, such as mint, candy, fruit or chocolate” (22.4%), and “I can use them to do tricks” (21.2%) “I was curious about them” was the most commonly reported reason among current exclusive e-cigarette users (56.1%) and students who currently used both e-cigarettes and at least one other tobacco product (38.4%).