Public Health expert reiterates call for all-island approach to virus

first_img Pinterest WhatsApp Google+ Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 WhatsApp Facebook Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Twitter A Public Health expert has reiterated comments that if Covid-19 was affecting animals or poultry, there would be an all-island approach to the virus by now.Dr. Gabriel Scally has long been calling on Governments North and South “to declare an all-island emergency” to tackle rising Covid cases on both sides of the Border.Dr. Gabriel Scally believes that an all-island approach would be a challenge in terms of reaching agreement on a number of issues, but says it’s a challenge that politicians seemingly don’t want to tackle:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. By News Highland – January 4, 2021 center_img Facebook Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Public Health expert reiterates call for all-island approach to virus Harps come back to win in Waterford Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Previous articleDonegal in ‘very precarious position with Covid-19’, warns GPNext articleMinister says LUH staff will be offered vaccine within the week News Highland DL Debate – 24/05/21 AudioHomepage BannerNewslast_img read more

Digicel Schools Football Tournament Region # 6

first_imgVryman’s Erven Secondary clash with BEI in Regional final todayBy Colin Bynoe JrTHE Region 6 leg of Digicel Schools Football tournament will culminate with its grand Regional final set for today at the Burnham Park ground.It started with twenty teams who were drawn from the Region 6 area. Most of the matches were keenly contested. Teams battled their way to victories even in unfavourable weather conditions. It’s now down to two teams, first time finalists Berbice Educational Institute (BEI) and 2014 Regional Champions Vryman’s Erven Secondary (VESS). Both teams are highly favoured and a ding-dong battle is expected.For BEI, they kicked their way into the final by defeating a stubborn Corentyne Comprehensive High (CCH) on Tuesday in the first semifinal.The match was played at Burnham Park; due to overnight rain the pitch was somewhat soggy. BEI fought their way to a 1-0 lead by halftime, compliments of a 24th minute goal off the boot of Cleon Smith.At the resumption of the second half, Corentyne Comprehensive High (CCH) wasted early opportunities to penetrate the goal. BEI capitalised and ran the game at a faster pace. They added two late goals in the 82nd and 88th minutes. By this time CCH’s hopes had faded as it was evident on the faces of the players. The final whistle blew to give BEI the win 3-0.In the second semifinal which was played yesterday Siparuta Academy fell short to be defeated 2-1. The game was highly rated in the first half; the battle to score was on. Vryman’s Erven Secondary scored first goal in the 7th minute, off the boot of Alex Ogleton.By this time the players from both units were hustling and bustling on a muddy Burnham Park. Siparuta Academy responded nicely in the 15th minute to equalise.At the half-time stage the score was one-all.Most of the players at both ends of the field were visibly covered in mud; this showed their determination. The whistle blew for the resumption of the second half with the score locked at one. Sipraruta had multiple ball possession opportunities in their half, to spark periodic excitement amongst the fans, but they wasted them.In a manner that snuffed the gas out of Siparuta, Vryman’s Erven received a freak run of play. The ball was cleared to striker Alex Ogleton as he received it then worked his way towards goal. Three Siparuta defenders were evidently put off by a soggy section of the pitch. The ball landed in the area giving Ogleton a perfect sight of goal.He blasted in his team’s second goal in what remained the winning moment of the match. For Siparuta it was a sad way to end their exciting campaign. Vryman’s Erven Secondary were all smiles as they moved towards the final today at Burnham Park from15:00hrs.It is expected that a large crowd will witness the encounter. Both teams are from the New Amsterdam area. Who will it be?last_img read more

Antibiotic-resistant gene discovered in farrowing barn through OSU research

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest A recent research paper from the Ohio State University study detailed the discovery of an antibiotic-resistant gene in one farrowing barn.“It is an extremely rare gene. How it got on this farm, we don’t know,” said Thomas Wittum, chair of the veterinary medicine team at The Ohio State University.According to the National Pork Board, an important takeaway from the study is that the U.S. pork supply is safe. The bla IMP-27 gene identified in the study was not found in a market hog, and there was no threat to food safety. The gene allows bacteria to resist a class of antibiotics called carbapenems.As experts in swine production, the Pork Checkoff is eager to analyze the initial findings, alongside its authors, and better understand results of this report from this farm. Specifically, resistant gene samples were found in one barn, on one site without any confirmed indication of how the resistant gene got there.Ohio State University researchers acknowledge that it is unknown how the Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) bacteria was introduced to the facility and that it could have been introduced by an outside source. The conclusions drawn without further validation, replication and research demonstrate this issue requires additional study.The fact that CRE was found in one area of the farm indicates that current internal biosecurity measures are effective. The U.S. pork industry supports efforts to monitor for the occurrence of this type of isolated incident. However, consistent with FDA and Pork Quality Assurance Plus requirements, Ceftiofur should only be used in the treatment and control of disease with veterinarian oversight and direction.Pig farmers in many states voluntarily participate in the Ohio State University’s Public Health Preparedness for Infectious Diseases Program. These producers take part in this research to better understand emerging disease issues. The National Pork Board agrees that more studies be performed to validate and attempt to replicate the finding. The National Pork Board looks forward to learning more about ongoing surveillance efforts that protect human and animal health.last_img read more

Gilas sews up QF berth

first_imgSEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief K-pop star Jung Joon-young convicted of gang rape, spycam crimes San Beda, Letran trip foes Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Iraq was held to a paltry nine points in the third as the Gilas defense held its own in the shaded lane and in the perimeter.Gilas clashes with Qatar at 9 p.m. (Manila time) on Sunday, with a win pushing China and Iraq to the qualifying round for the quarterfinals.Defending champion China scored its first win, a 92-67 manhandling of the Qataris, and will close out preliminary round action against Iraq.Australia and New Zealand, world powerhouses seeing action in the Fiba Asia zone for the first time, are both undefeated and set the pace in their own groups after the first four playdates.Ranked 10th in the world, the Aussies first posted anADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police 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 Games Read Next MOST READ With all guns firing in an eight-minute stretch in the third period on Friday night, Gilas Pilipinas sent Iraq crashing face down in their Group B match and bagged an automatic quarterfinal berth at Nouhad Nowfal Sports Complex in Beirut, Lebanon.ADVERTISEMENT 84-68 victory over Japan before blowing Hong Kong off the floor, 99-55.They would be closing out first-round play against the Chinese Taipei dribblers on Saturday seeking a sweep.The Tall Blacks, on the other hand, survived a 33-point, 11-rebound, eight-assist performance from Lebanese legend Fadi El Khatib also on Thursday to pull off an 86-82 win over the hosts and also rise to 2-0.New Zealand, which defeated the Philippines in the World Cup Qualifying’s wild card tournament in Manila last year, also defeated Kazakhstan and will be seeking top Group C ranking with a win over South Korea, also on Saturday.El Khatib, meanwhile, is averaging 24.5 points and is running third in the department, which Gilas Pilipinas’ Terrence Romeo paces after exploding for 26 points in a 96-87 win over defending champion China on Wednesday night.Syria’s Tarek Aljabi, a beefy shooting guard, is in second after scoring 25 points over Jordan.El Khatib is likewise averaging eight rebounds and six assists. Christian Standhardinger joined Terrence Romeo in presiding over a 19-0 tear as the Filipinos broke away from what had been a very tight contest for a 84-68 victory and a 2-0 record that assured them of safe passage into the KO stages.That third quarter spurt climaxed the hard work the Filipinos put in to bounce back from a bum start and it meant that Gilas will, in all likelihood, be avoiding a quarterfinal clash with world power Australia.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 shutoutStandhardinger, the tournament rookie who took the place of Andray Blatche as the country’s naturalized player at the 11th hour, touched off the crippling run with five straight points before Romeo connected on seven consecutive of his own.It was more than enough for the Filipinos to snuff the fight out of the Iraqis, who, like in their Jones Cup encounter three weeks before, resorted to a lot of physicality. Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses View comments WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Gameslast_img read more

Videos: Pass Breakup On Final Play Seals Huge Upset Win For Texas Over Baylor

first_imgSad Baylor fans in the stands after loss to Texas.Twitter/@RedditCFBOklahoma captured the Big 12 championship last weekend in Stillwater, making today’s Baylor vs. Texas game all about pride for the Longhorns, and potential bowl positioning for the Bears. While Baylor entered the game as a heavy favorite, the Longhorns channeled whatever it was that allowed them to upset the Sooners earlier this year. On the game’s final play, Texas nearly picked off Baylor’s Johnny Jefferson to seal a 23-17 victory over the nation’s No. 12 team.Texas Wins!— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) December 5, 2015On the bright side, one lucky Baylor fan is going to enter the “viral sad fan hall of fame.” Okay, maybe that’s not really the “bright side.”This is what losing to a 4-7 Texas team can do to a person #TEXvsBAY— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) December 5, 2015With an early injury to third string quarterback Chris Johnson, Baylor was forced into using wide receiver Lynx Hawthorne behind center. He only managed to complete 10-of-22 passes, and threw two picks. No matter what, we think Charlie Strong and his team will take this win, and the momentum it brings, into the off-season.last_img read more

In the news today August 9

first_imgFour stories in the news for Friday, August 9———COMMUNITY SEARCHES FOR ANSWERS AFTER MANHUNT ENDSThe residents of Gillam, Manitoba are grappling with questions about how a massive manhunt for two murder suspects from B.C. ended in the unforgiving terrain surrounding their community. The bodies of the suspects were discovered Wednesday morning in dense brush near the shoreline of the Nelson River, within a kilometre from where several items linked to the two young men were found last week. Autopsies are being conducted in Winnipeg to confirm the remains are those of Kam McLeod, 19, and Bryer Schmegelsky, 18, from Port Alberni, B.C. The teens were suspects in the killings of  three people in northern B.C. last month.———RETIRED MOUNTIE SAYS ANSWERS COULD COME IN HOMICIDESA former RCMP assistant commissioner says investigators should be able to provide some answers about three homicides in northern B. C. even though the two suspects in the case are believed to be dead. The manhunt for Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky ended Wednesday when two bodies were found in dense brush in northern Manitoba. Mounties have said it could be difficult to determine a motive if the suspects can’t be interviewed. Peter German, who retired from the RCMP in 2012, agrees it will be hard, but says there is already some key evidence available that speaks to motive. German says at least one of the suspects seemed to be highly influenced by violent video games.———MUNK LEADERS’ DEBATE PROPOSED FOR OCT. 1A proposed leaders’ debate on foreign policy already has one confirmed participant, with Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer quickly accepting an invitation to join in the Munk Debates event scheduled for Oct. 1. The Munk Debates, which organizes several events on different issues each year,  has announced its plans for a federal election debate involving the leaders of the Liberals, the Conservatives, the NDP and the Green Party. The group says the event will go ahead once all four party leaders confirm their attendance, with a Sept. 24 deadline for replies.———INUK WOMAN BIKES ACROSS CANADA RAISING SUICIDE AWARENESSHannah Tooktoo, an Inuk mother from Nunavik, Que., got off her bike Thursday, 55 days after pedalling across Canada to raise awareness about the suicides that are ravaging her community. Tooktoo, 24, started her journey in Victoria without knowing if she’d be able to finish. Eight weeks later, she arrived in Montreal’s downtown Cabot Square square to cheers and applause from supporters. “It has been really good for me — for my body, for my soul,” said the visual arts student from Montreal’s Dawson College. She called her tour, “Anirnimi Kipisina,” which means “Do not cut your life short ” in Inuktitut.  Tooktoo has so far raised $22,531 from online donors.———ALSO IN THE NEWS:— Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer takes part in a coffee & conversation event with the Sydney, N.S. Chamber of Commerce.— Statistics Canada to release its labour force survey for July.— Health Canada officials provide an update on steps toward national pharmacare.— Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. to release preliminary housing starts data for July.— Small Business Minister Mary Ng in London, Ont., to announce federal investments in support of local women entrepreneurs.— Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, will meet with workers and businesses in Calgary, Alberta, and discuss the benefits of the new NAFTA. ———The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Wynn reflects on championship season

Great athletes must often overcome great adversity to reach their full potential. Brandon Wynn, a junior gymnast for Ohio State, faced his biggest challenge following the 2009 season.After being ranked at the top of the nation on the rings all season, Wynn fell on his dismount in one of the qualifying events for the NCAA Championships.“Heartbreaking” is how Wynn described the incident.This season, the same story played out. Wynn was ranked No. 1 all season, and he won all 10 events that he participated in.But this time, Wynn succeeded, winning the national championship on rings in April.“It felt awesome,” Wynn said.Coach Miles Avery was proud, but not wholly surprised.“It was expected,” he said. “He gained a lot of experience through not winning (last year).”“He had the maturity of knowing he didn’t have to do anything amazing (to win), but others would,” said Avery, who has coached five other national champion gymnasts while at OSU.His experience from the 2009 season was essential for this year’s success, but Wynn’s preparation began at a young age.Unofficially, his training began in his backyard.“I had a pool and a diving board when I was a kid,” Wynn said.But formally, Wynn began with gymnastics when he was 7. When he was 12 or 13, Wynn noticed he was more focused than the other members of his class, he said.It was then that he decided to get all he could out of his abilities. Wynn said he might not be the most talented gymnast out there, but he works as hard as he possibly can.Even if competitions did not go his way, he knew that how hard he worked was an aspect of gymnastics that he could completely control.Though all his hard work has paid off in a national championship, Wynn doesn’t have much time to enjoy his victory.Wynn is traveling to Moscow to compete in the FIG World Cup on May 14 and 15.“I definitely have to look at the final goal (2012 Olympics), but I have to focus on the next event,” said Wynn, originally from Voorhees, N.J.Getting on the Olympic team depends on the decision of a committee, Wynn said.And with only five gymnasts selected to the team and six events at the Olympics, Wynn described the individual team members as “puzzle pieces.”The committee has to match the strengths and weaknesses of each gymnast to form a team, Wynn said.“I am just going to lay all my cards on the table,” he said. “That’s all you can do.”After the 2012 Olympics, Wynn is planning to retire from competitive gymnastics.He is not averse to coaching gymnastics one day, but his future career as an entrepreneur is growing quickly.Wynn, who is majoring in consumer and family financial services, is already pretty far along in starting his own business, he said.He and a few colleagues have developed a resistance band-based piece of equipment and are hoping to launch it fairly soon, along with their own nutrition and workout regimen, he said.If his gymnastics career is any indication, Wynn is likely to succeed, no matter how hard he has to work. read more

Its time to work for Ohio State as matchup with No 7

Redshirt-freshman linebacker Darron Lee (43) intercepts a pass from Illinois senior quarterback Rielly O’Toole during a Nov. 1 game at Ohio Stadium. OSU won, 55-14.Credit: Ben Jackson / For The LanternAfter handling Illinois, 55-14, redshirt-freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett said the Ohio State football team has no problem taking things one step at a time.“I think we as an organization did a pretty good job of just focusing on the task at hand, and tonight that was Illinois,” Barrett said.But as soon as the clock hit zero Saturday night at Ohio Stadium, the task at hand shifted from the Fighting Illini to the No. 7 Michigan State Spartans (7-1, 4-0). The No. 13 Buckeyes (7-1, 4-0) are scheduled to play the Spartans in East Lansing, Mich., on Saturday at 8 p.m.“This is huge,” senior wide receiver Devin Smith said of the matchup with Michigan State. “We checked this on our calendar just because what happened last year.”The last time the two teams faced-off was the 2013 Big Ten Championship Game in Indianapolis. Michigan State came away with a 34-24 win, effectively ending OSU’s hopes of making an appearance in the last-ever BCS National Championship game and snapping the Buckeyes’ 24-game win streak.“I’m not gonna lie to you, I cried for like two days,” Smith said Saturday. “It was tough, and the whole team, it seemed like after we took that loss it took the whole soul out of the team.”Co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Tom Herman said the Buckeyes put emphasis on that loss during the offseason, but added that their focus came week by week once fall rolled around.“You try to use that loss as motivation but, once the season hits, not to sound clichéd, but I mean it’s literally one game at a time,” Herman said after the win against Illinois.While the Spartans are a top-10 team once again, the Buckeyes fielded a new-look lineup that included Barrett in place of injured senior quarterback Braxton Miller and a few fresh faces on defense. One of those fresh faces — redshirt-freshman linebacker Darron Lee — said he knows what the upcoming game means even though he wasn’t at Lucas Oil Stadium last December.“I wasn’t really in the locker room for that, but watching on TV, I mean, it hurt, it hurt, it hurt a lot,” Lee said after the Illinois game. “We feel like these guys took something from us and it’s full metal jacket now and we’re trying to go win this game.”Lee added that the Buckeyes are planning to return the favor when they make the trip to East Lansing next weekend.“Everybody is focusing on how this week is here upon us now and we’re just gonna get ready to go and take it,” he said.Barrett agreed that OSU is only focused on the Spartans coming out of the win, but made clear he feels that way because it’s the next game on the schedule, not for any other reason.“As far as our program here at Ohio State football, we’ve just been working on the next game,” he said. “And that’s it.”But as their focus shifts toward Michigan State, the Buckeyes have room to grow despite coming off a 41-point victory.While the starting defense pitched a shutout — the two Illinois touchdowns came with backups in the game for OSU — the Buckeye offense misfired on a few occasions on its way to a 31-0 halftime lead. Barrett in particular missed open receivers more than once in his half of play.While the Wichita Falls, Texas, native sat out the second half — he’s nursing a sprained MCL — he still managed to finish 15-of-24 for 167 yards and two touchdowns through the air.Herman said he wants to see Barrett correct some of the misfires, but added his ability to fight back from adversity can be a positive going forward.“(Barrett) missed some open throws that we would have liked to have completed,” Herman said. “We will figure that part out, I don’t have any hesitation there. The fact that it happened the way that it happened can only add some confidence and some toughness to him as he heads into this week.”But outside of Barrett’s early misses and a couple of big plays given up on defense, the overall performance from OSU was one of domination. The Buckeyes totaled 545 yards on offense while allowing just 243 from the Fighting Illini, and won the turnover battle, 4-1. Sophomore punter Cameron Johnston kicked the ball away just once, while Illinois was forced to punt four times and failed on two attempted fourth-down conversions.Sophomore safety Vonn Bell said OSU took Illinois seriously, but simply wanted to prove it was the better team by sticking to the game plan.“That wasn’t a sleeper team, they had good athletes,” Bell said of Illinois. “So we just had to do what we had to do. We had to execute, so it showed.”Lee said that execution, in addition to “heart,” will be important in the matchup with the Spartans.“They’re a good team without a doubt, and they’re a tough team and they’re a well-coached team,” he said. “But it’s just gonna come down to executing our game plan … on all phases. Special teams, offense and defense. We know what’s at stake here, and that’s about it.”As the preparation started just moments after the win against Illinois, OSU coach Urban Meyer said the “most prepared team will win it” when his Buckeyes visit Spartan Stadium.“That’s what’s going to win this game,” he said.With preparation in mind, Lee had one simple plan for the Buckeyes after leaving the Ohio Stadium turf and putting the 55-14 win against Illinois in the rearview mirror.“It’s time to work.” read more

Filippo Inzaghi rues Bolognas costly mistakes

first_imgBologna boss Filippo Inzaghi felt that his sides’ mistakes proved costly against Europe’s team in JuventusThe Rossoblu arrived at Turin hoping to emulate last weekend’s victory over AS Roma, which saw them end a four-game winless run.But Bologna were easily taken care of by Juventus with goals from Paulo Dybala and Blaise Matuidi sealing the Serie A leaders a 2-0 win.“We can’t concede two goals like that, let alone give them to Juventus,” Inzaghi told the club website.Mario Mandzukic, JuventusJuventus confirm Mario Mandzukic could leave this month Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Sporting director Fabio Paratici confirmed reports that Mario Mandzukic could leave Juventus for a move to an unnamed Qatari team.“It was a difficult match, but we tried. Then [Paulo] Dybala scored a great goal. In the second half we had two or three counter-attacks where we could have re-opened it, but when you’re playing against the best team in Europe these things can happen.“We had some good counter-attacks, even though we suffered too much. In the second half, we were trying to stay in the game, and I also switched to two strikers to try and shake things up.“If you’d offered me three points from these two games against Roma and Juventus, I’d have taken it.”Bologna will next face Udinese on Sunday in the Serie A.last_img read more

Jürgen Klopp cant wait to play against City on Sunday

first_imgGerman manager Jürgen Klopp is eager for Sunday to come, he wants to live another entertaining night at Anfield Road against Manchester City.Sunday cannot come fast enough for German manager Jürgen Klopp, who expressed how much he wants to face Manchester City and how important this game will be to entertain fans around the world.This high profile Premier League match will air in 179 of the 193 countries that are part of the United Nations around the world, it will reach over 1 billion homes and it will be the most entertaining match of the weekend throughout European football.Both clubs are currently considered amongst the best in England alongside Chelsea, and they have a very rich history whether it’s between squads or between both managers.German manager Jürgen Klopp spoke about how important this game is for him, but also how much it means to the fans because both clubs are in Europe’s elite.Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“I said it a few times and I can say it again, I really think the most important thing for football — the most important job of football — is entertaining the people,” said Klopp on Friday for Liverpool’s website. “Because it’s only football, it’s nothing else. We don’t save lives, we don’t create anything, we are not good in surgeries, we are only good in football. If we would not entertain the people, why would we play it then?”“It’s not always possible unfortunately and it’s always hard work, even if we’re entertaining people, it’s especially hard work. But that’s really an important thing and that’s why we have to try to create constantly or as often as possible.”last_img read more