First U.S. Case Of Ebola Confirmed In Texas

first_imgDALLAS, TX – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed Tuesday the first case of Ebola to be diagnosed in the United States.The unnamed man has recently traveled from Liberia and sought medical care at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas September 26.Health officials say he did not have symptoms on the flight.After developing symptoms consistent with Ebola, he was admitted to the hospital September 28.“Ebola can be scary. But there’s all the difference in the world between the U.S. and parts of Africa where Ebola is spreading. The United States has a strong health care system and public health professionals who will make sure this case does not threaten our communities,” said CDC Director, Dr. Tom Frieden, M.D., M.P.H.“While it is not impossible that there could be additional cases associated with this patient in the coming weeks, I have no doubt that we will contain this.”Since Ebola is contagious only if the person is experiencing active symptoms, health officials do not recommend people on the same commercial airline flights undergo monitoring.Anyone concerned about possible exposure may call CDC-Info at 800-CDC-INFO for more information.The CDC said in a release that medical and public health professionals across the nation have been preparing to respond. The agency has been anticipating a case of Ebola in the United States and prepare to stop further spread through “thorough case finding, isolation of ill people, contacting people exposed to the ill person, and further isolation of contacts if they develop symptoms.”Indiana native Dr. Kent Brantly contracted the virus while working in West Africa. He was eventually taken to the United States and was released from the hospital after doctors declared him cured.last_img read more

February 22, 2018 Police Blotter

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Electric Co-op Youth to visit D.C.

first_imgOsgood, IN—Indiana Youth Tour provides young Hoosiers the opportunity to visit the nation’s capital, experience American history, learn more about government, and gain a better understanding about their electric cooperative. “Southeastern Indiana REMC is pleased to provide this opportunity for our local youth,” Myers said. “It’s a great trip and a wonderful chance to see the sites, make new friends and learn how everyone, even young people, can make a difference in the political process.”The 2020 Indiana Youth Tour is June 18-25. Students participating in the trip will visit the Flight 93 Memorial, the Gettysburg Battlefield, Arlington National Cemetery, the Smithsonian museums, the National Mall memorials, and the National Museum of the Marine Corps; take a night cruise on the Potomac River; and much more.The Indiana Youth Tour students will also participate in a youth rally hosted by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association and spend a day on Capitol Hill, where they will have an opportunity to meet with Indiana’s congressional delegation to ask questions and share their thoughts on a variety of timely issues.For more information about the 2020 Indiana Youth Tour to Washington, D.C., contact B.J. Myers at 800-737-4111 ext. 236.last_img read more

FIFA medical chief will back Eva Carneiro in case against Chelsea

first_imgFormer Chelsea doctor Eva Carneiro has been promised the full backing of FIFA’s medical chief in her legal case against the Premier League club. Carneiro is taking action against the club for constructive dismissal and an individual action against Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho for victimisation and discrimination. She was dropped from first-team duties after Mourinho criticised her for going onto the pitch to treat a player on the opening day of the season. FIFA’s medical committee chairman Michel D’Hooghe has now revealed he has been in touch with Carneiro to offer his support and that of the world governing body. He has backed Carneiro’s insistence that she was simply doing her job. D’Hooghe said: “Of course I support Eva Carneiro. She did her job, she did her duty – when somebody is medically in trouble she has to intervene. Of course she has my support and the whole medical committee’s. “I have had email contact with her and she is very happy with the global support of the medical world in football.” D’Hooghe said the fall-out from the case could mean that Carneiro may find it difficult to find a new job in football but that he would do what he could to help her. He added: “I can imagine that in the short term she might have some problems with that but with her personality and her competence she must certainly have a great future and if I can help her I will do it.” The controversy over Carneiro goes back to August 8, the opening day of the season, when Mourinho criticised her and head physio Jon Fearn for going on to the pitch to treat Eden Hazard after being called on by referee Michael Oliver. The action meant that Chelsea were temporarily down to nine men against Swansea, and afterwards Mourinho called Carneiro and Fearn “impulsive and naive”. Carneiro did not appear on the bench again for first-team duties and has parted company with the club. Mourinho was cleared of using discriminatory language towards her following an investigation by the Football Association, but he is now the subject of a separate but connected claim. The cases are likely to be heard early in 2016 unless they are settled beforehand. In the wake of the controversy, FIFA’s medical committee is to draw up a new code of ethics for managers and team doctors. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Syracuse’s reliance on Elijah Hughes evident in loss to Virginia Tech

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on January 8, 2020 at 1:49 am Contact Michael: | @MikeJMcCleary The ball came to Elijah Hughes, as it so often does, and the 6-foot-6 forward danced through contact on the perimeter, like a pinball taking its last few bounces before it falls out of play. It was late in the second half. Wabissa Bede dug into his torso and Hughes found a lane: The one that was open all game. This time, Hughes turned his back to the basket, muscled in and scored at the rim.Such a play is common for Hughes. He cut the Orange’s deficit to five points. But he needed a second try on this one. A turnover gave SU a chance to cut it further. Hughes got the ball again, dribbled up to the free-throw line and stepped back.“Coaches wanted me to make a play,” Hughes said. “Whether I was scoring, at the line, or getting someone a shot. So that was pretty much that.”Nearly doubling his first-half shot attempts in the second half of the game, Hughes and the Orange executed the game plan exactly how they wanted to. Syracuse (8-7, 1-3 Atlantic Coast), in a 67-63 loss to Virginia Tech (11-4, 2-2), looked to its star player late in the game as the game appeared to be falling out of reach. But sometimes even Hughes’ shots fell off the rim. In a rare inconsistent performance from Hughes, SU’s offensive futility was too much for him to overcome.“He finished well,” SU head coach Jim Boeheim said. “He wasn’t good in the middle… or the beginning. He struggled there. But at the end, he finished well.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSo far this season for the Orange, Hughes has been a steadying presence despite the heavy load put upon him as the best player on a team littered with young players. But in recent games, Hughes has been lost within some of the Orange’s offensive inefficiencies.Hughes’ offensive outbursts undoubtedly coincide with some of SU’s best offensive stretches. Against Notre Dame, the Orange had a few timely makes yet no serious rhythm in the early part of the first half, and Hughes was held scoreless. But a nine-point burst awakened Syracuse and provided a game-changing run.Tuesday, Hughes attacked early and pulled up for a jumper to give the Orange their first two points of the game. Hughes looked alive after he bounced back and nailed a fadeaway 3-pointer early in the first half, and the Orange did too. An early lead ballooned to nine. Guarded mostly by Bede – whom he played against in high school – Hughes missed his final two shots of the half, yet the Orange still led.But the score flipped in the second half, and the Orange looked to Hughes to make a play. The ball was in his hands nearly every play. He tried what he could: On drives, on jumpers, on post-ups. Yet the Orange as a whole had gone cold. He started the second half 0-3 from the field and added a turnover. He didn’t get a bucket until the 12:11 mark of the second half.“They’re putting a lot of pressure on us,” Quincy Guerrier said.The frustration built, questionable foul calls occurred and Hughes’ energy gradually soured. Down by six points, Hughes rose up and drained a 3-point shot and the Orange jumped into a full-court press. SU trapped Bede at the midcourt line and Hughes closed in. Bede swung his arms and Hughes flew back. The play, followed by no call, proved costly. It opened up a lane for Bede, who swung the ball around, and Landers Nolley II found an open P.J. Horne in the corner.Hughes had been animated all game: He’d shaken his head at the free-throw line, argued calls, but this time he was more direct. He pointed out the far referee and shouted.“You know, I just thought (the officials) were bad,” Hughes said. “That’s my opinion. It’s not easy being a ref, obviously. But I just thought some of the calls were just… bad.”By then, the game was over. A few futile attempts by the Orange provided a glimmer of home, but as usual it was not enough. When the buzzer sounded, Hughes walked off the floor, slowed to a stop and shouted. He cocked his head up, and then quickly recalibrated. The struggles Tuesday are nothing new. And Hughes’ burden wasn’t either.He dipped his head, forcefully high-fived a team staff member and slugged to the locker room. Tonight, it wasn’t enough. It’s another loss behind him. Another game the Orange almost had. Another game to prepare for, when the ball will come back to Hughes again. Commentslast_img read more

Tipp ‘have to win’ last two home games

first_imgThe Tipperary senior footballers will have home advantage for their League clash against Sligo this Sunday. The Division Three game – which will throw in at Semple Stadium at 3 o’clock – is crucial for the Premier County as they must win their two home games if they are to be in with a chance of promotion. Tipp Senior Selector Michael O’Loughlin says that it’s all to play for, but they do have some injury concerns.last_img

Reunification Becomes Black and White in honor of Dr. Martin Luther…

first_imgThe Black Police Precinct Courthouse & Museum is 70 years old and has had its share of trials and triumphs.  In 1944, the City of Miami hired and trained five African American Patrolmen to serve the African American communities.  After several years of growth and community service, it was recognized that this new department needed a venue but had to be segregated in accordance with the Jim Crow Laws of the South.  In 1950, famed architect Walter G. DeGarmo built a unique two-story building with a station house on the first floor and courtroom on the second.  The building would go on to be the only one of its kind in the country and house hundreds of officers before closing in 1963 when the two departments integrated.  The venue reopened in 2008 as a museum thanks to the City of Miami Retired Police Benevolent Association.  Lt. Archie McKay, one of the first officers to serve in the building when it was a precinct, remembers, “I would have to stand before all of the judges.  They were tough, but they were fair.  We had a lot of respect for one another.” This event is part of the museum’s 2020 Justice For All Series, which will host community conversations and workshops around issues that impact the justice system and communities of color.  Miami, Florida  – Dr. Martin Luther King upon an invitation to speak at the American Jewish Committee convention in 1958 said this of his Jewish brethren, “Our unity is born of our common struggle for centuries, not only to rid ourselves of bondage but to make oppression of any people by others an impossibility.”  This message sets the tone for what has become decades of blended beliefs and hopes between two communities and will reign supreme at the MLK Shabbat on Friday, January 17 at 6:30 pm at the historic Black Police Precinct and Courthouse Museum in Overtown.  The museum is located at 480 NW 11th Street, Miami, FL 33136.   Repair the World Miami presented by the Greater Miami Jewish Federation has partnered with the Black Police Precinct and Courthouse Museum to produce an event that promotes reunification and love among all people.  “When approached but the Greater Miami Jewish Federation about this event, I immediately saw the opportunity to make a difference during these turbulent times.  In the 1950s during segregation when judges were afraid to cross racial lines to serve black communities, five Jewish judges agreed to serve in our courtroom at great expense to their safety and their families’ safety.  And so today in a small way, we get to return the favor and participate in a movement to repair and reconnect,” says Museum Director Terrance Cribbs-Lorrant.center_img Launched in 2017, Repair the World Miami saw an uptick in desire for people to find ways to connect to marginalized populations and connect young Jewish adults to opportunities to serve with their neighbors while connecting to their history and heritage.  MLK Shabbat is one of many events conducted in various communities around Miami.  This is the first event at the museum.  The evening events will include a tour of the museum, mingling, the Shabbat Ritual, dinner, and a conversation.  To RSVP, go to  Tickets are $18.  Or, contact the museum at 305-329-2513.last_img read more


first_imgFLAVIEN PRAT, WITH HONORS, SECOND: “She ran great. I wish I was on the outside but she ran great. First time on with her. She was really brave to come back at the end and I felt that she was kind of tired but she just tried hard and did everything right.” TRAINER QUOTES KEITH DESORMEAUX, WITH HONORS, SECOND: “I think it was a complete difference in style here. I concentrated on freshening this horse after her win at Del Mar (Sept. 5 one mile Del Mar Juvenile Fillies Turf Stakes), I didn’t drill her in the mornings. We came up a bit short today, but it puts her in a position to run a big race on Breeders’ Cup day and that’s the goal.“She is going to run on dirt in the Breeders’ Cup unless I completely get overruled by the owners, the jockey, and the conglomerate that runs the show. She’s definitely going to run on dirt.“If you watch the race again, you can see that she wasn’t straining to be up there (on the lead.) For her to set that kind of pace, and to do it under control is a beautiful thing to see and, with a race like that, we don’t have to worry.” RAFAEL BEJARANO, NOTED AND QUOTED, WINNER: “I have to give Bob (Baffert) a lot of credit for this. I have ridden both (of Baffert’s fillies entered in the Chandelier, (the other American Cleopatra) and I started off wanting to ride American Cleopatra because I thought (with her pedigree) she might be the better filly but I don’t think she really wants to go two turns. Baffert told me that he thought I might want to stay on Noted and Quoted because she was going to be prepared to run the mile and a sixteenth. And, he was right. American Cleopatra was right next to me but Stewart (Elliott, on American Cleopatra) didn’t have enough horse and mine was the better horse today.” JOCKEY QUOTES BOB BAFFERT, NOTED AND QUOTED, WINNER: “When they turned for home, I thought, ‘That’s a good filly (With Honors) that ran second.’ I have a lot of respect for her. (Noted and Quoted) is a very slight filly. I don’t have to do a lot with her, but the fact that she’s already proved she can go two turns, that’s what we were trying to find out with her. I’m pretty proud of her effort, because she ran against a really great filly.” NOTES: The winning owner is Peter Fluor of Houston who races as Speedway Stable, LLC..-30-last_img read more

Real Madrid traces and thrashes Osasuna in a declaration of intentions to LaLiga

first_imgFrom there, Real Madrid was the owner and lord of the ball. Osasuna backed his defensive line several meters and the white team began to handle the leather and considerably lower the number of cons of the opponent. Luckily it did not take long to tie, in the 33rd minute, through Isco, that a rejection was found within the area to fly to the long stick of Herrera. Five minutes later it was Sergio Ramos who led his team head-on after a great assist from Casemiro. Madrid liked and exhibited its punch in the air game. In these fields is where you win leagues and Zidane’s team completely forgot the first bad minutes to compete in a demanding field.After the break, the game matched and it was not until the 84th minute when Lucas, Zidane’s first change to the detriment of Bale, who scored the sentence in a Benzema run. With everything decided, the physicist of Valverde portrayed his pair and assisted Jovic, who with a left overcame Herrera.DATA SHEETCA OSASUNA: Herrera; Nacho Vidal, Unai García, David García, Estupiñán; Brasanac, Moncayola (Fran Mérida, min. 9), Torres (Cardona, min. 77), Iñigo Pérez; Rubén García and Arnaiz (Gallego, min. 61).REAL MADRID: Courtois; Carvajal, Varane, Sergio Ramos, Mendy; Valverde, Casemiro, Modric, Isco (Vinicius, min. 82); Bale (Lucas Vázquez, min. 71) and Benzema (Jovic, min. 88).–GOALS.1-0, min. 14: Unai García.1-1, min. 33: Isco.1-2, min. 38: Bouquets.1-3, min. 84: Lucas Vázquez.1-4, min. 92: Jovic.–REFEREE: Gil Manzano (C. Extremeño). He admonished Nacho Vidal (min.57) and David García (min.69) by Osasuna and Carvajal (min.73) and Ramos (min.79) by Real Madrid.–STADIUM: The Sadar. Those of Zidane traced the early reddish goal thanks to Isco, Ramos, Lucas and Jovic Real Madrid won three vital points this Sunday in their fight for LaLiga thanks to the victory against Osasuna by 1-4 in the match played at El Sadar. The reds were ahead in the first minutes thanks to the goal of Unai García, but Isco, Sergio Ramos, Lucas Vázquez and Jovic made the comeback.Osasuna, as expected, printed a frantic pace in the first stages of the crash. The Sadar always accompanies and raised the decibels in the first arrivals with danger of Rubén García and Nacho Vidal. It was in a corner kick when the Arrasate team went ahead on a shot by Unai García, who won the mark of a Casemiro.center_img Sergio Ramos and Karim Benzema celebrate the second goal of Real Madrid. Photo: EFElast_img read more