State: We’re Prepared For Emerging Diseases

first_imgINDIANAPOLIS — State health officials are assuring the public they are ready to respond to health threats such as Ebola and MERS. The announcement comes after the first U.S. Ebola case was confirmed last week in Dallas, Texas.Ebola is a rare viral disease that can cause serious illness and death. The Indiana State Department of Health said responding to Ebola requires a strong public health system, as well as an excellent system of medical care and hospital infection control practices.“Keeping Hoosiers safe and healthy is always our top priority,” said State Health Commissioner William VanNess, M.D. “Our recent experience with MERS was a good demonstration of a rapid and effective public health response to a new and concerning threat. I’m confident that the systems in place will continue to work to keep Hoosiers safe and protected against any new potential health threat.”Although a positive case of Ebola has been identified in the U.S., the virus is not circulating at this time.How Ebola is Spread:People canonly spread Ebola virus when they have symptoms.There is norisk of transmission if someone does not have symptoms.Ebola is only spread through direct contact with blood or body fluids (including but not limited to urine, saliva, feces, vomit and semen) of a person who is sick with Ebola, using needles and syringes that have been contaminated with the virus or contact with infected animals.Ebola is notspread through the air by water or food, or by casual contact.The Indiana State Department of Health and public health partners have procedures in place to identify travelers at risk of Ebola who seek care at Indiana medical facilities.State health officials and partners work with healthcare facilities and the CDC to provide testing, infection control and treatment guidance.All Indiana health care providers are required to report any cases of illness that might pose a risk to public health including Ebola Virus Disease, MERS, measles, rubella, mumps, tuberculosis, pandemic influenza and other diseases.last_img read more

Dodgers just bait in loss to Marlins

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “He told me he was fired up and woke up at 6:30 in the morning ready to go,” manager Mike Redmond said. “I was a little nervous, just because with young kids you’re not sure.”Fernandez lacked his usual command, walking two in the first inning, and threw 109 pitches. But he struck out eight, and the Dodgers went 0 for 7 against him with runners in scoring position.“He’s a tremendous pitcher,” Puig said through a translator. “He knew how to mix his pitches and was able to dominate.”Fernandez also had the Marlins’ first hit and scored the game’s first run from first base on a two-out double by Christian Yelich.“We just beat the best team in baseball,” Fernandez said. “That’s the most important part. I could have pitched a lot better, but we got the win.”Hyun-Jin Ryu (12-4), another standout rookie, allowed three runs in 7 1-3 innings and lost for the first time in his past eight starts.Logan Morrison doubled home a run in the seventh to put Miami ahead to stay. Giancarlo Stanton added his 15th homer in the eighth, when Miami scored three times against a bullpen that has been the best in the majors over the past month.Three Marlins relievers completed the six-hitter, delighting a crowd of 27,127, the third-largest this season in Miami.The Dodgers fell to 25-5 since the All-Star break and lost for only the third time in their past 22 road games. They had a 10-game winning streak snapped Sunday at Philadelphia.“We didn’t play bad tonight,” manager Don Mattingly said. “We didn’t make any errors. We didn’t get a whole lot of hits. We just got beat. At some point you have to say you got beat.”Juan Uribe went 3 for 3 against Fernandez, scored once and doubled home a run. But Puig went 0 for 5, dropping his average to .351.Hanley Ramirez, traded by the Marlins during their miserable 2012 season, drew boos each time he batted. He went 0 for 4 and struck out twice.Los Angeles loaded the bases in the fifth on a ground single, an infield single and an error by third baseman Ed Lucas. Carl Crawford drove in a run with a groundout, but Fernandez then squelched the threat. He struck out Puig on three consecutive 97-mph fastballs, and struck out Adrian Gonzalez on a breaking pitch.“He has always taken those situations and really dominated them,” Redmond said.Stanton homered off the home-run sculpture at Marlins Park against Chris Withrow.“A 2-iron,” Redmond said. “That was a bullet.”The homer ended a streak of 12 1-3 consecutive scoreless innings by the Los Angeles bullpen.Dodgers activate Brian WilsonFormer All-Star closer Brian Wilson was activated Monday from the disabled list by the Los Angeles Dodgers after being sidelined since April 2012 because of an elbow injury.Wilson, mounting a comeback from Tommy John surgery, was available for the start of the Dodgers’ series at Miami. Outfielder Scott Van Slyke was optioned back to Triple-A Albuquerque.The Dodgers’ bullpen has been the best in the majors since the All-Star break, and manager Don Mattingly said Wilson’s role was yet to be determined.“We’re going to get him out there and see,” Mattingly said. “This guy hasn’t pitched in a long time. We know what he has been able to do in the past. We know he’s not going to be afraid. He has been there before. We want to get him in the mix and see what it looks like.”Wilson made four scoreless appearances during a minor league rehab assignment. The Dodgers signed him after he was non-tendered by the San Francisco Giants last winter. MIAMI >> The two NL Rookie of the Year contenders chatted on the field during batting practice, discussing how they escaped Cuba before becoming major-league stars this season.Then they went head to head, and Jose Fernandez bested Yasiel Puig to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers.Fernandez allowed only one earned run in six innings to help Marlins win 6-2 Monday night, giving the Dodgers consecutive defeats for the first time since June 20-21.Puig went 0 for 3 against the All-Star right-hander in their first matchup.center_img “It’s not a big deal,” Fernandez said. “It’s one game. I don’t think at all that I’m better than him. His talent is no doubt.”They met for the first time less than two hours before the game and talked at length, a rarity for a hitter and the pitcher he’s about to face.“We were talking forever,” Fernandez said. “I know we’re going to be incredible friends, because we actually were talking about what we went through to get here. We used to live 45 minutes away from each other. Pretty amazing.”That adjective is used a lot lately to describe Fernandez (9-5), who beat the Dodgers for the second time in two starts. He has an ERA of 1.64 since June 1, and at home this year he’s 6-0 in 12 starts with an ERA of 1.40.The animated 21-year-old was especially pumped up to face the NL West leaders.last_img read more

England’s Home International hopes dashed by Scots

first_img14 Aug 2014 England’s Home International hopes dashed by Scots England’s hopes of retaining the Raymond Trophy were dashed when they went down 8-7 to Scotland on day two of the Home Internationals at Southerndown in Wales. Having tied with the Welsh on day one, England needed to beat the Scots but they were on the back foot after losing the morning foursomes 3-2. Three of the five foursomes were won by large margins, two going to the Scots with Daniel Young and Jamie Savage beating the Cumbrian pair of Adam Chapman and Seb Crookall-Nixon 5 and 3, while Luke Johnson and Paul Kinnear crashed 7 and 6 to Adam Dunton and Craig Ross. England’s big win was gained by Tomasz Anderson and European Amateur champion Ashley Chesters who beat James Ross and Chris Robb 6 and 5. The other two games saw Scotland’s Graeme Robertson and Jack McDonald beat Ryan Evans and Ben Stow 2 and 1 but Daniel Wasteney and Nick Marsh kept England in the hunt with a one hole win over Matthew Clark and Scott Gibson. The singles proved much closer affairs with both countries claiming five wins, which left England on the wrong end of the final scoreline. England’s wins were gained by Chesters, 4 and 3 over Robb, by Wasteney, 2 and 1 over Ross, Marsh by one hole against Gibson, Kinnear, who won 2 and 1 against Greig Marchbank, and by Johnson, who beat Clark by two holes. More details and scores can be found on the Golf Union of Wales website. Image of Ashley Chesters copyright Leaderboard Photography.last_img read more

Virat Kohli reveals MS Dhoni played ‘big role’ in him assuming captaincy

first_imgImage Courtesy: BCCI/GettyAdvertisement 1axf8NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs2chhWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E8l7( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) a33kWould you ever consider trying this?😱3rviCan your students do this? 🌚c2rsrRoller skating! Powered by Firework It was the year of 2007 when a young Mahendra Singh Dhoni became the captain for the Indian cricket team. Following a decade of captaincy that landed India the 2007 World T20 win and the remarkable 2011 World Cup triumph, the role of captaincy slowly fell into the hands of Virat Kohli. While his predecessor is on a hiatus away from the squad, the iconic batsman speaks up about Dhoni’s contribution behind becoming the Men in Blue skipper.Advertisement Image Courtesy: BCCI/GettyKohli has been captaining the Test squad since 2013, four years prior to the limited overs side. In a recent live session with teammate Ravichandran Ashwin on Instagram, the top order batsman credited Mahi on achieving the feat, as becoming the captain of India was  something that kohli had never imagined, “not even in his wildest dreams”, as he spoke.“I have always been inclined towards taking responsibility. After my debut for India, it was just about wanting to play, it was about being in the Indian XI all the time,” Kohli, who made his international debut in 2008, recalled his early days in the Indian squad.Advertisement “Then, with your intrigue in the game, you start talking to the captain regularly,” the 31 year old went on about his younger self’s discourse with Mahi, “I was always in MS’ ears, discussing different tactics,”The interactions was the factor behind Dhoni investing faith in the young kohli to be his successor, as the latter continued, “I think he got a lot of confidence that I can do this after him.”Advertisement Kohli concluded by saying that the prolonged monitoring Dhoni had on him, worked in his favour for becoming the next captain of the team, acknowledging it as a factor.“I think a large portion of me becoming captain was also to do with him observing me for a long time I think he played a big role in that,” he added.Check out the full interview between Kohli and Ashwin here below-Kohli has captained 89 ODIs and 55 Test matches, and has secured 62 and 33 wins in both formats respectively.If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out Also follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.comAlso read-Yuvraj Singh challenges Sachin Tendulkar to break his record – in the kitchen!Virat Kohli reveals which International cricketer is asking him to join TikTok! Advertisementlast_img read more

Final Fate Of Red Bank Residential Project To Be Determined

first_imgProject Needs Numerous Variances from Zoning BoardBy John BurtonRED BANK – The borough Zoning Board of Adjustment may cast the deciding vote for a project that could finally result in building on a long-vacant West Front Street lot.The board, over a handful of hearings, has been considering the The Element, a four-story, upscale residential project intended for 55 West Front Street. The site for many years had been home to Meridian Extended Care, a facility that had been owned and operated by Meridian Health, which owns and operates Riverview Medical Center here. But what is now being proposed is reduced from what was initially slated for this property.Located across from the borough’s Riverside Gardens Park, the site has remained vacant since 2009, when the care facility was demolished.What is being considered now is “a class A multifamily development,” said Debra Tantleff, who is working on the project.“We believe we are fundamentally designing a building that embodies all of the elements of quality living in a downtown environment,” said Tantleff, by way of the project’s name.Tantleff is the founding principal partner of TANTUM real estate, a Jersey City-based development firm, involved in 55 West Front Street, LLC, looking to develop the project. According to Tantleff, her firm specializes in multifamily and mixed-use projects, mostly in northern New Jersey.The local zoning board had approved a plan for the site back in 2007 that would have allowed for the construction of a five-story building with 27 fairly spacious condominiums and a below-grade parking deck.After winning approval, however, developers ran headlong into the 2008 Great Recession and “a market that wouldn’t enable the condos to move forward,” Tantleff observed.“The owners of the property have repositioned and redesigned this,” scaling back the original concept, she said. Now the project would have 35 one- and two-bedroom rental apartments and in three stories, with the ground level, fourth story intended as a parking tier.Should the project be approved, the one-bedroom apartments will range in size between 750-800 square feet; the two-bedroom units are planned for “north of 1,200 square feet,” Tantleff said. The structure will feature “A more appropriate architectural design, to cohesively fit into the streetscape” of the area, with the building’s exterior featuring brick and stone in a Victorian style, she said.Scaling back the project, Tantleff maintained, would improve the situation for its immediate neighbor, Trinity Episcopal Church, 65 West Front St., by creating “expansive open space that separates us from the church,” she said.The Element will be marketed to young professionals and empty-nesters, both demographics appreciating what Red Bank has to offer and easy access to mass transit and local attractions, and is similar to what Woodmont Properties and Metrovation/ Terranomics Development accomplished with their West Side Lofts project, just west on West Front Street, Tantleff stressed.As to what the rents might eventually be for the 35 units, Tantleff responded that “It’s a little premature to get specific.”For the project to proceed, the zoning board would have to approve a use variance for density; according to local zoning regulations maximum density is 25 dwelling units per acre is permitted, while given the size of the property it equates to 47 units per acre, requiring the variance; and another because it exceeds maximum height by 6.7 feet. The board would also have to approve variances for the parking lack of required parking and other relief for such things as rear property setback, as well as various design waivers, according to the borough Office of Planning and Zoning.The developers have presented their professionals and testimony at previous zoning board hearings and all that remains before a final vote is the public comment session, Tantleff saidlast_img read more

Gleader Clip in on hair Straight Tail extensions New human heat resistant fibe : on this extension is silky smooth and is a good match in colour to my own

first_imgTurns out they dont react very well to heat. I’m going to buy some more though. It did take a while for them to arrive, but for the price i’d say it was worth the wait. Bought 3 sets very impressed with thickness and quality and length. On this extension is silky smooth and is a good match in colour to my own. The hair on this extension is silky smooth and is a good match in colour to my own. It is very long but i cut mine to the length i wanted. It is very versatile and can be curled and brushed. Well even though they say can be stilled but perfect color match just what it says on the. Dont curl very well even though they say can be stilled but perfect color match just what it says on the ad. These were great on this extension is silky smooth and is a good match in colour to my ownI was surprised but quite good for this price well even though they say can be stilled but perfect color match just what it says on theClip in extensionsGleader Clip in on hair Straight Tail extensions New human heat resistant fibe – Dark Brown (60cm)Sythetic fiber with clip in hair extensionsCan be heated within 180 Degree Celsius,but not colored.straight(4colors)Color£ºDark Brownculy is 23inch Asked for them to be delivered early and over a week early they came. Also the hair is a great texture and colour is lush. Will defo recommend and the hair is really thick. Really easy to use and really shiny. I was surprised but quite good for this price. They are really long, i was surprised but quite good for this price, looks kin of natural, nice color, probably will wear them sometimes.last_img read more

Jon Miller, Nov. 17

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest I am still spreading lime for some of the neighbors. We got most of the dry fertilizer spread on our ground and we have been doing some tillage. Some fields we are chiseling, some we are running a no-till ripper and other fields we are running vertical tillage on corn stalks.  We just finished spraying yesterday on just about all of our acres. We have had good weather to get it done.We spread rye on with the spreader and worked it in after wheat for a cover crop. We’d like to get some straw off of it next year. Time will tell how that will work but we got a good start with it this fall.Marketing will be an issue with these prices, but luckily we at least have a good crop to market.  In 2017 we’ll probably just stick with our normal rotation. I can’t see where one crop would outweigh the other. There is a lot of demand for both crops out there, but we have big crops of both so any way we can get trade working for us it would really help. The Trans Pacific Partnership doesn’t look like it is going anywhere. Maybe we can come up with better trade deal down the road.We are hoping to finish tillage this weekend and maybe start on drainage tile after that. I have a week or so of lime left to spread, but the supply around here is running out.last_img read more

Do you know your SCN number?

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Dusty Sonnenberg, CCA, Field LeaderWhat’s your number? While this question sounds like the latest campaign to monitor your cholesterol or blood pressure, it is actually talking about a different health measurement. The health and yield of future soybean crops will be impacted by the level of soybean cyst nematode (SCN) present in fields.SCN damages soybeans by feeding on roots. This takes nutrients from the plant, and creates wounds for fungi to enter. The past few years the SCN Coalition, funded by the soybean checkoff, has been running the “What’s your number?” campaign to renew attention to the yield robbing pest. Presentations about SCN were common on the agenda of many farm programs in the mid to late 90s. The relative ease of Roundup ready soybean production increased the common practice of no-tilling soybeans back to beans, which created a wonderful environment for SCN populations to grow. In the years following, thanks in part to an increased awareness of SCN associated yield losses and the development of resistant varieties, SCN saw a decline in many Ohio fields.Recently, though, SCN has quietly been overcoming the resistant varieties. Most SCN resistant varieties have the same source of resistance: PI88788. For more than 20 years, more than 95% of all SCN-resistant soybean varieties have contained resistance from the PI 88788 breeding line.The good news has been that the PI8878 resistance is free and worked well for several of those years. The bad news is that now nematodes are becoming resistant to this gene. By definition, a resistance soybean variety will allow less than 10% reproduction by the SCN compared to a susceptible variety. The resistant variety should stop 90% of the SCN in a field from reproducing. Now, after over 20 years of using the same gene, natural selection is occurring and the nematodes seem to be adapting. In some fields surveyed, 50% of the nematodes can reproduce on a resistant variety.According to Horacio Lopez-Nicora, who is a graduate student in the Department of Plant Pathology at The Ohio State University, over 80% of Ohio fields sampled tested positive for SCN. Lopez-Nicora works with soybean nematologist Terry Niblack, and plant pathologist Anne Dorrance at OSU.They have discovered another concerning number: over 60% of growers with those fields that tested positive for SCN were unaware that they had a problem.“SCN can reduce yield without the plants showing symptoms,” Dorrance said. “SCN injury can also easily be confused with other crop production problems such as nutrient deficiencies, injury from herbicides, soil compaction, or other diseases. SCN is the leading cause of soybean yield loss in North America.”When sampling for SCN, it is recommended to pull a soil sample roughly every acre for each 10-20 acres sampled.“A farmer should pull a sample randomly, as they walk in a zigzag pattern across the field. Because SCN feed on roots, they are found in the root zone of the soybean plants. Samples should be taken at least 6 to 8 inches deep. Each composite sample submitted to the lab for analysis should represent 10 to 20 acres, and it will be submitted as a composite sample, which means all the soil pulled will be mixed together. Approximately one pint of soil will be submitted for analysis. Once the soil is collected, it should be placed in a plastic bag and kept in a cool place out of direct sunlight,” Lopez-Nicora said. “Storing the samples in a cooler or box with an ice pack is a easy way to preserve the samples until they are sent to the lab for analysis. Be sure to mark the sample that is being submitted with the farm and field name or identification, location in the field, and collection date as well as anything else that will help you make sense of the results.”Results will be listed as number of eggs per 100 to 200 cc of soil. (approximately half to 1 cup of soil.) Trace amounts are considered 40 to 200 eggs per cup. Low levels are considered 200 to 2,000 eggs per cup. Counts of 2,000 to 5,000 eggs are considered moderate, and over 5,000 levels are considered high. When large SCN populations are found in a field they can be difficult to remove, though the situation can be managed to minimize the negative impact on yields. At low levels, it is recommended to plant SCN resistant varieties and rotate to non-host crops. Levels at or above 2,000 may see some yield losses even on SCN resistant varieties. For moderate levels, the field should be rotated to a non-host crop, and when soybeans do return in the rotation, a SCN resistant variety should be selected.Susceptible varieties in fields with moderate levels have recorded 25% to 50% yield losses in Ohio. Fields with a high level should rotate away from soybeans to a non-host crop (corn, wheat or alfalfa) for 2 to 3 years and then re-sample before introducing soybeans to the rotation again. When soybeans are reintroduced, an SCN resistant variety should be selected.Some farmers have expressed concern about using legume plants as cover crops in case they could be inadvertent hosts for SCN. There are almost 100 different legume species reported in the scientific literature to be hosts supporting reproduction of SCN. Because of this, it is important to control winter annuals such as purple deadnettle that can serve as a host, and also avoid cover crops such as several of the clovers, cowpea and common and hairy vetch.More information can be found on the SCN Coalition website: thescncoalition.com read more

MVP calls for longer preparation for Gilas ahead of duel vs Aussies

first_imgJapan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 MOST READ CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion LATEST STORIES Gilas team ‘not one-dimensional,’ says Reyes Manny V. Pangilinan. INQUIRER FILE PHOTOSamahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) chairman emeritus Manny V. Pangilinan would be the first to call for a longer preparation for Gilas Pilipinas as it braces for the second window of the 2019 Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers.“I’m not a coach, but I would love for the team to have at least a month to prepare for the competition together, of course. Otherwise, our chances are not good against other teams,” Pangilinan said on the heels of the Philippines’ 90-83 victory over Chinese Taipei on Monday.ADVERTISEMENT View comments QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Read Nextcenter_img Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ “This team only had three weeks to prepare so frankly, I thought they were bit rusty in Tokyo and you saw tonight that they were rusty. They were not jelling really well in the first half. I’m just glad that in the second half, they got into the rhythm and they got themselves into the groove.“Still, Pangilinan couldn’t be any more pleased that the Philippines managed to go 2-0 despite having little time to prepare.“Given the circumstances under which the team was formed, of course, I’m very happy for the team. I’m very proud of them and I’m sure, Fiba would notice that we’ve done well despite everything we had to go through.”ADVERTISEMENT Gilas ended the first leg of the Asian qualifiers unscathed after pulling out victories against Japan and Chinese Taipei to go up at joint first in Group B.But Pangilinan knows that the road will just get tougher from here as the as the Philippines faces Australia next in February before hosting Japan here at home.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThat’s why Pangilinan isn’t tooting his horns for Gilas’ 2-0 record as he braces for the team’s next foes.“Australia is a very good team. So if we’re serious about competing against Australia, we have to give enough time for the team to jell,” he said. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon Citylast_img read more