News Scan for Oct 10, 2018

first_imgColorado, Pittsburgh, Chicago officials report AFM cases in childrenAfter 6 children in Minnesota were reported to be afflicted with enterovirus-linked cases of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), officials in Colorado, Pittsburgh, and Chicago are reporting cases. Colorado has had 14 AFM cases since the beginning of the year, while Pittsburgh authorities are reporting 3 recent cases and Chicago 2.According to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), the state has had 41 cases of enterovirus A71 (EV-A71) infections tied to neurologic illness in children. Of those cases, 14 have involved AFM, a rare polio-like condition. And 11 of those 14 children tested positive for EV-A71, 1 tested positive for EV-D68, and 2 tested EV-negative. The hallmark of AFM is a sudden onset of limb weakness associated with spinal cord inflammation.”The state health department has been monitoring this situation closely since early spring,” the CDPHE said in a news release yesterday. “In addition to investigating the outbreak, the department has issued alerts to health care providers on how to test for the viruses and enhanced guidance to child care centers on infection prevention.”Meanwhile, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh confirmed three AFM cases yesterday and Chicago officials have reported two cases, Yahoo News reported today. The two Chicago-area children are being treated at Lurie Children’s Hospital.The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Oct 8 that it has confirmed 38 AFM cases in 16 states through September. In 2014 and 2016 the condition spiked, affecting 120 and 149 children, respectively.Oct 9 CDPHE news release Oct 10 Yahoo News report Oct 8 CIDRAP News story “States and CDC probe reports of rare poliolike symptoms in kids” Experts recommend 15 cutting-edge tools to combat public health threatsInvesting in 15 promising technologies—from ubiquitous genomic sequencing to self-spreading vaccines—could make the world better equipped to prevent future infectious disease outbreaks from snowballing, the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security said in a new report yesterday.A team of researchers sought to pinpoint areas in need of technological solutions to address severe pandemics and other global catastrophic biological risk (GCBR) areas. They then detailed technologies that have “significant potential to reduce GCBRs,” whether they be “naturally emerging or reemerging, deliberately created and released, or laboratory-engineered and escaped.””Properties of the technologies needed to prevent or respond to these events are likely to be qualitatively and quantitatively different from those used in routine public health and medical practice,” the report authors wrote. “Through this research, we focused on properties that transformative technologies in GCBR reduction might possess.” Such devices would have better sensitivity, demonstrate improved capacity, would be rugged and easy to use, and could be developed and deployed fairly quickly.The experts highlighted promising technology in five groups: (1) disease detection, surveillance, and situational awareness; (2) infectious disease diagnostics; (3) distributed medical countermeasure (MCM) manufacturing; (4) MCM distribution and administration; and (5) medical care and surge capacity.Under disease detection, the group recommended prioritizing ubiquitous genomic sequencing and sensing, drone networks for environmental detection, and remote sensing of agricultural pathogens. MCM technology included microarray vaccine patches, self-spreading vaccines, ingestible bacteria for vaccination, self-amplifying mRNA vaccines, and drone delivery to remote locations.Oct 9 Center for Health Security news release Oct 9 Center for Health Security full report Lyme disease triples from 2012 to 2017 in OntarioAccording to new studies published in the Canadian Communicable Diseases Report (CCDR) 30% of ticks sampled near Ottawa, Ontario, carried the bacterium that causes Lyme disease, and the number of human cases tripled from 2012 through 2017.The new surveillance data aims to provide more context to the marked rise of Lyme disease in Ontario. Case counts in Canada have increased by a factor of six from 2009 through 2015, mainly in central and eastern regions. In this study, researchers looked at all Lyme disease cases with episode dates from Jan 1, 2012, through Dec 31, 2017, in Ontario and calculated the number and proportion of cases by residence, month of occurrence, age, and sex.In 2012, there were only 173 confirmed and probable cases in Ontario; by 2017, that number was 959—three times higher than the 5-year (2012-2016) average of 313. Most cases in 2017 were reported in the eastern part of the province, and 59.8% of cases were in men.”Lyme disease incidence is increasing in Ontario. This trend is likely to continue as climate change progresses and enables blacklegged ticks to survive and propagate in new areas,” the authors said.In another study, researchers collected and sampled black-legged (deer) ticks (Ixodes scapularis) collected from June to October of 2017 at 23 sites in Ottawa municipal parks, recreational trails, and forests. Ticks were found at 16 of the 23 sites (70%).Thirty percent of the ticks carried Borrelia burgdorferi, the bacterium that causes Lyme disease. Oct 4 CCDR Lyme study Oct 4 CCDR tick studylast_img read more

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Holden addresses City supporters

first_imgIt’s the start of a new era at the club and Holden was keen to address the supporters at the start of this new journey.The 40-year-old was appointed City’s newest head coach on Monday (August 10th), with Paul Simpson and Keith Downing set to work alongside him in their assistant head coach capacities.WATCH DEAN HOLDEN’S FIRST PRESS CONFERENCECity Head Coach Holden said: “The message is simple: I’m going to give everything I have got to make this club successful. I’m so grateful for the opportunity and I won’t let it go to waste.“We don’t want them [the fans], we need them for us to be successful and when we’re travelling over the country we need our supporters behind us.“I’m really pleased I’ve become a head coach where there is such a passionate fanbase, Bristol City is their life and that is a brilliant starting position to be in because it’s not always the case. Whether they’re from Bedminster, Knowle or north of the river, we need them behind us and I’m sure they will do what they’ve done certainly over the last four years I’ve been here, and that’s get right behind the team with passionate support. I really can’t wait to get them back in this stadium and enjoy this journey together.”HOLDEN TALKS TO ROBINS TVlast_img read more

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Vermont will pay you up to $10,000 to move there, work remotely

first_img Related iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) —  Vermont is more than the place that provides the nation with delicious maple syrup, Ben and Jerry’s ice cream and independent Sen. Bernie Sanders.Now, it’s the state that will pay you up to $10,000 in moving and business expenses to move there.On May 30, Vermont Gov. Phil Scott signed a bill committing his state to paying people to pack their bags, move to his state and work remotely for a business in another state.According to the state documentation, the state will award no more than $125,000 in 2019, no more than $250,000 in 2020 and no more than $125,000 in 2021. Subsequent calendar years’ grants are to not exceed $100,000 annually.The goal is to draw more people to Vermont whose population is under 625,000 with 15,000 fewer workers than in 2009, according to a website of the state’s governor, Phil Scott.State officials have already been overwhelmed with the response to the moving incentive program.“I’m getting calls from Wisconsin, Texas, Florida, D.C., you name it,” Joan Goldstein, the state’s economic development commissioner, told “Good Morning America.” “It’s all over the country … My email boxes are overflowing. It’s a wonderful thing.”To qualify for the new program, you must work remotely and full time for a business not located in Vermont and establish state residency by Jan. 1, 2019. Current residents of the Green Mountain State are not eligible.According to state officials and the official summary of the new legislation, the financial incentive is intended to help cover a worker’s moving costs and business expenses related to working remotely, such as for new technology.“It’s not going to be where we are going to write checks and people are going to come,” Goldstein said. “It’ll be more like reimbursement for moving expenses, that sort of thing.”The state is working out some details of how the program will run, Goldstein said.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMaticolast_img read more

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NASCAR at Las Vegas results: Martin Truex Jr. makes late charge to capture South Point 400

first_imgMORE: Watch NASCAR live with fuboTV (7-day trial)Truex capitalized on his opportunities Sunday to automatically qualify for the second round of the playoffs. Joey Logano dominated the early going, winning Stage 1 and leading 103 of the first 160 laps, but Truex won Stage 2 after passing Logano with three laps remaining in the stage. Logano struggled to maneuver around lapped cars and Truex surged into first. The stage victory earned Truex bonus points. A relative lack of cautions (four in all) meant the race was filled with green-flag pit stops. Just 17 drivers finished on the lead lap as a result, and a number of drivers held out as long as possible while the lead cars pitted. Matt DiBenedetto wound up leading nine laps in the third stage while the leaders had to go in for fuel and tires, but he eventually had to pit himself. He wound up finishing 21st overall and a lap down.Truex quickly opened up an insurmountable lead after passing Harvick late in the final stage. He stretched his advantage to an insurmountable three seconds. Truex was especially strong navigating around slow cars.Sporting News tracked live race updates and highlights from the South Point 400 in Las Vegas. Follow along below.South Point 400: 2019 winner, top 20 order of finishFinishDriverTeam (Car No.)Laps led1.Martin Truex Jr.Joe Gibbs Racing (19)322.Kevin HarvickStewart-Haas Racing (4)473.Brad KeselowskiPenske Racing (2)04.Chase ElliottHendrick Motorsports (9)125.Ryan BlaneyPenske Championship Racing (12)16.Alex BowmanHendrick Motorsports (88)07.William ByronHendrick Motorsports (24)68.Kyle LarsonChip Ganassi Racing (42)29.Joey LoganoPenske Racing (22)10510.Ryan NewmanRoush Fenway Racing (6)011.Jimmie JohnsonHendrick Motorsports (48)012.Austin DillonRichard Childress Racing (3)013.Aric AlmirolaStewart-Haas Racing (10)314.Paul MenardWood Brothers (21)015.Denny HamlinJoe Gibbs Racing (11)316.Ty DillonGermain Racing (13)017.Daniel HemricRichard Childress Racing (8)018.Chris BuescherJTG Daugherty Racing (37)119.Kyle BuschJoe Gibbs Racing (18)020.Daniel SuarezStewart-Haas Racing (41)29NASCAR at Las Vegas: Live updates, highlights from South Point 400Caution flags: 4Lead changes: 2410:09 p.m.: Truex captures his fifth win of 2019, easing to a victory in the first race of the playoffs. Harvick, Keselowski, Elliott and Blaney are the top five at the South Point 400.. @MartinTruex_Jr and @ToyotaRacing WIN at @LVMotorSpeedway ! @JoeGibbsRacing pic.twitter.com/hklgfydF4m— NASCAR on NBC (@NASCARonNBC) September 16, 201910:04 p.m.: With eight to go, Truex remains in a comfortable lead with Harvick, Keselowski, Elliott and Blaney rounding out the top five.10:03 p.m.: Kyle Busch worries he is going to blow a tire after making earlier contact with Garrett Smithley.10 p.m.: Truex’s lead balloons to over two seconds as he maneuvers around lapped cars with 17 to go.9:58 p.m.: DiBenedetto goes in to pit with 20 to go. Truex passes Harvick for the lead. 9:55 p.m.: Matt DiBenedetto, Ty Dillon and Michael McDowell make up the top three but all need to pit. Harvick is fourth and Truex is fifth with 25 to go.9:48 p.m.: Green-flag pit stops once again as the leaders come in. William Byron takes the lead with Elliott coming in to pit.. @WilliamByron has stayed on track to be scored as the race leader. #NASCARPlayoffs pic.twitter.com/nVwTGuZv8X— NASCAR (@NASCAR) September 16, 20199:41 p.m.: Harvick maintains a lead of nearly four seconds over Truex with Keselowski about 2.5 seconds behind him. Just over 50 to go.9:32 p.m.: Pole sitter Clint Bowyer heads to the pits under the green flag after making contact with Paul Menard.9:30 p.m.: Harvick takes green flag with Ryan Blaney and Ryan Newman in the top three.9:26 p.m.: Logano’s crew works on the damage to his car and he comes out of the yellow flag in 13th with just over 70 to go.9:19 p.m.: CAUTION.  Kurt Busch hits the wall hard after his left front tire goes down. He appeared to make contact with Truex prior to the accident. Logano also has damage to his left front and right side. . @KurtBusch makes heavy contact with the outside wall and the caution is out at @LVMotorSpeedway . #NASCARPlayoffsTune in now on NBCSN and the @NBCSports app: https://t.co/r61CT6B6jq pic.twitter.com/YWseG5PBgW— NASCAR (@NASCAR) September 16, 20199:17 p.m.: Green flag is back out on lap 186 with Denny Hamlin and Ryan Blaney in front.9:13 p.m.: CAUTION. Leaders come in to pit after William Byron spins out in turn 4. And now @WilliamByron goes around, bringing out the caution. #NASCARPlayoffs pic.twitter.com/BHqTm1CKlp— NASCAR (@NASCAR) September 16, 20199:05 p.m.: Elliott moves into the lead ahead of Truex. Move @ChaseElliott to the lead! #SouthPoint400TV: NBCSNSTREAM: https://t.co/gOydUHFyv3 pic.twitter.com/Smg5DKLyya— NASCAR on NBC (@NASCARonNBC) September 16, 20199:04 p.m.: Truex, Elliott and Harvick get stage 3 going after pitting. 8:53 p.m.: Truex capitalizes on Logano’s trouble lapping Matt DiBenedetto. He surges into the lead to get bonus points for winning Stage 2. Logano has led 103 of the 160 laps but won’t get credit for Stage 2 bonus points.See how @MartinTruex_Jr got by Joey Logano to win Stage 2 at @LVMotorSpeedway !One more stage to go on NBCSN! #NASCARPlayoffs https://t.co/gOydUHFyv3 pic.twitter.com/RWRzdqSiMI— NASCAR on NBC (@NASCARonNBC) September 16, 20198:51 p.m.: Just 18 cars remain on the lead lap with three laps to go to the end of stage 2.8:43 p.m.: Logano stays ahead after the pit stops. Martin Truex Jr. gains ground after coming in early to move into second and Chase Elliott remains in third.8:32 p.m.: Second round of green-flag pit stops begin at lap 123 with 37 to go in stage 2.8:23 p.m.: Logano extends his lead to more than 1.7 seconds over Byron. Chase Elliott, Kyle Larson and Aric Almirola follow to make up the top five.8:16 p.m.: Erik Jones heads to the garage. He appeared to hit the wall on the restart.. @erik_jones with an issue, possibly stuck in second after that restart.The No. 20 comes to pit road! #NASCARPlayoffs pic.twitter.com/YBVz0QCNeI— NASCAR (@NASCAR) September 16, 20198:13 p.m : William Byron leads lap 87, but Logano quickly takes it back first place. 8:03 p.m.: Logano wins Stage 1, which concluded at Lap 80. He’s followed by Kevin Harvick, Aric Almirola, Daniel Suarez and Austin Dillon in the top five. Picking up right where he left off.The 2018 champ Joey Logano kicks off the playoffs by winning Stage 1 at Las Vegas, presented by @Kroger #ClickList ! pic.twitter.com/osPjATeEjK— NASCAR on NBC (@NASCARonNBC) September 16, 20197:52 p.m.: Michael McDowell refrained from pitting as long as he could, leading 16 laps before pitting on Lap 60. Logano comes out as the leader after the first round of stops.7:42 p.m.: First round of pit stops begins. Joey Logano surges into first place after starting the day 22nd. Martin Truex Jr. passed Kevin Harvick with 20 laps to go and cruised to a comfortable victory in the South Point 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday night.Harvick, Brad Keselowski, Chase Elliott and Ryan Blaney made up the top five in the first race of the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs.  . @joeylogano is on the move!He’s up to P3 after starting 22nd. #NASCARPLayoffs pic.twitter.com/TaXg5BjS4s— NASCAR (@NASCAR) September 15, 20197:33 p.m.: Daniel Suarez gets off to a quick start and remains the leader in the early going. Kyle Busch falls a lap behind after making contact with the wall.Early damage for @KyleBusch !He’s on pit road and the No. 18 team is repairing the right side. #NASCARPlayoffs pic.twitter.com/ZNeoxB1Ujc— NASCAR (@NASCAR) September 15, 20197:20 p.m.: Clint Bowyer and Daniel Suarez battle for first as green flag is underway.6:36 p.m.: Dale Earnhardt Jr. catches up with Marshawn Lynch before the race.Marshawn Lynch is crossing driving at a @NASCAR race off his bucket list! @MoneyLynch is driving the pace car before tonight’s #NASCARPlayoffs opener on NBCSN, and caught up with @DaleJr . pic.twitter.com/RaQfgtUR6e— NBC Sports (@NBCSports) September 15, 2019last_img read more

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Road To Riches given green light for Galway Plate

first_imgTWO years on from his 11-length romp in the race, Road To Riches will bid to regain his thetote.com Galway Plate crown from a stone higher in the handicap on July 27. Noel Meade has given his dual Grade 1 winner the go-ahead to contest his first handicap since he won the race in 2014 and reports him to have thrived over the last few weeks. Paddy Power make him an 8-1 chance to win the race for a second time. Road To Riches finished third to Coneygree in the 2015 Cheltenham Gold Cup and filled the same position behind Vautour in the Ryanair Chase at the festival in March. However, he will arrive at Galway on the back of a crashing fall in the Punchestown Gold Cup. Last year’s winner Shanahan’s Turn will also be back to defend his crown and he will be part of a three-pronged attack from the Henry De Bromhead stable with Sadlers Risk and Home Farm set to join him.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

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George McDonagh’s Greyhound Tips For The Weekend

first_imgFriday Selections RACE 2 TONIGHTS TOTE GUARANTEES NOVICE N3 350 20:07 = TRAP 6 CREE WONDERRACE 3 DÉANANN CÚ PEATA MAITH NOVICE N3 525 20:22 = TRAP 6 GRANGEVIEW BUCKRACE 4 THE RACE ENTRY BY TEXT A7 525 20:37 = TRAP 1 RATHMEEHAN HILLRACE 5 OÍCHEANTA TIOMSAITHE AIRGID AT STAID NA GCON S4 350 20:52 = TRAP 5 FULL FLIGHTRACE 6 THE SCHOOLING AND OFFICIAL TRIAL BOOKINGS S5 350 21:07 = TRAP 2 BESLOW EMILYKATERACE 7 THE UPCOMING EVENTS S2 350 21:22 = TRAP 6 TREANMANAGH KINGRACE 8 THE RESTAURANT BOOKINGS A5 525 21:37 = TRAP 2 SCATTERY BRAE (NAP)RACE 9 RACING ON FRIDAYS AND SATURDAYS A2 525 21:52 = TRAP 3 BRICKHILL DAVYRACE 10 AN RÁS DEIREANACH A3 525 22:07 = TRAP 2 BUMBLEBEE DAITHI Saturday SelectionsRACE 1 FÁILTE GO DTÍ STAID NA GCON, GAILLIMH A8 525 19:52 = TRAP 3 TROMORA DASHERRACE 2 THE TOTE GUARANTEES S9 350 20:07 = TRAP 3 GLASHEEN DAVYRACE 3 DÉANANN CÚ PEATA MAITH S7 350 20:22 = TRAP 5 IVYHALL TREASURERACE 4 THE RACE ENTRY BY TEXT NOVICE N3 350 20:37 = TRAP 1 BRICKHILLM LULURACE 5 OÍCHEANTA TIOMSAITHE AIRGID AT STAID NA GCON N2 525 = TRAP 4 ANNAGHDOWN PEARLRACE 6 THE SCHOOLING AND OFFICIAL TRIAL BOOKINGS NOVICE N2 525 21:07 = TRAP 1 TROMORA PATRACE 7 THE UPCOMING EVENTS S5 350 21:22 = TRAP 6 KILKEALE SNOWRACE 8 THE RESTAURANT BOOKINGS A5 525 21:37 = TRAP 1 TOUCH PADDYRACE 9 RACING ON FRIDAYS AND SATURDAYS A1 525 21:52 = TRAP 1 RATHMEEHAN MAY (NAP)RACE 10 AN RÁS DEIREANACH A3 525 22:07 = TRAP 2 DROMBEG DANCERprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email RACE 1 FÁILTE GO DTÍ STAID NA GCON, GAILLIMH A9 525 19:52 = TRAP 4 CORKY WAY OUTlast_img read more

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