Cold weather calls for bundling up

first_img“Frostbite, frostnip, those affect the peripheral areas of the body, the tip of the nose, the ear lobes, maybe even the fingers and toes in certain circumstances,” said Serowik. If you do have to be outside though, emergency officials recommend having a second person with you to make sure you both are safe. “Probably the most important thing is to dress for the weather, even if you don’t plan on being outdoors for a long period of time. You don’t know if you’re going to get stuck out there, maybe your car breaks down,” said Raymond Serowik, emergency medical services coordinator for Broome County. If it’s severe enough, frostbite can cause you to lose limbs. If you’re in the cold for a long period of time, you can also experience hypothermia. This causes your internal body temperature to drop. If you don’t take the dropping temperatures seriously, experts say there could be some severe health affects associated with being outside unprotected from the elements. TOWN OF DICKINSON (WBNG) — If you’ve been outside lately, then you know the weather has been very cold. center_img “Even if you’ve never had a problem before, your health conditions may have changed and put you at more risk for this. People really need to pay attention when we start getting extraordinarily cold weather,” said Serowik. “Hypothermia can actually kill you if conditions are just wrong,” said Serowik. As temperatures continue to drop, you’ll want to make sure your warm and healthy before heading outside. Serowik says layers are the way to go. By wearing multiple layers, you can remove some clothing if the weather is warmer than you thought. last_img read more

Snowflake Trump and his snowflake enablers can’t handle the truth

first_imgIt would be sweet justice if Trump and right-wing talkers so thoroughly trash the electoral process that it depresses Republican base turnout in Georgia in January. And that just might happen. And then there’s reporting from CNN that key Republicans are tip-toeing around Trump and his aides, hoping the courts will solve their problem for them so they don’t have to have any icky conversations.  GOP leaders are nervously watching President Donald Trump’s erratic handling of an election that’s slipping away from him, delicately urging him and his team to clearly make a specific case about voting impropriety or accept the will of the American public. […]But top Republicans are also treading cautiously around a mercurial president who holds enormous sway with their party’s base, with many unwilling to directly challenge his dubious claims and instead urging him to make his case in greater detail.GOP sources said Friday that the idea is to give Trump and his team a chance to make their case and allow the disputes to work themselves out in the courts, arguing that if the lawsuits fall flat, then Trump will have little choice but to concede the election without their having to confront him.What a bunch of self-serving snowflakes. It’s always self over party and party over country when it comes to Republican lawmakers. Once again, Senate Republicans are gladly watching Trump burn down our democracy in order to keep their stranglehold on power. – Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

USDA to help farms cover costs of avian flu

first_imgSep 25, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) said last week it would, under certain conditions, reimburse commercial poultry farms for the cost of stopping low-pathogenic H5 and H7 avian influenza outbreaks.Under a new rule, the USDA promised to provide “100 percent indemnity for specified costs” involved in eradicating H5 and H7 viruses at commercial poultry operations that participate in the National Poultry Improvement Program (NPIP), a voluntary federal, state, and industry program to prevent the spread of poultry diseases.Until now, the states usually handled reimbursement for the costs of fighting avian flu, and the provisions varied, the USDA said.”This program expansion strengthens U.S. protections against poultry diseases such as avian influenza,” said Dr. Ron DeHaven, head of the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS). He said the change also helps ensure US compliance with international animal health guidelines that require countries to report all H5 and H7 virus detections.The program expansion will encourage testing and provide incentives to report outbreaks. It also demonstrates the USDA’s commitment to openness about H5 and H7 viruses in the country’s bird populations, officials said.Low-pathogenic avian flu poses no risk to human health, but the USDA’s policy is to eradicate H5 and H7 viruses because they can mutate into highly pathogenic forms, the agency said.The NPIP, dating back to the 1930s, is a coordinated effort to certify poultry flocks as free of diseases. Until now, only breeder flocks could be included in NPIP avian flu programs. The new rule expands the program to include commercial production flocks, including “table-egg layers, meat-type chickens, and meat-type turkeys.”To be eligible for full indemnification, commercial poultry facilities and states must meet certain requirements. The main requirements are that:States must have a surveillance program for all poultry.States must have APHIS-approved plans spelling out response and containment efforts in case of an H5 or H7 outbreak.Industry must maintain active surveillance that includes testing of birds and eggs.The new rule takes effect Sep 26, when it will be published in the Federal Register, the USDA said.In other developments, the USDA confirmed Sep 23 that the avian flu virus found in mallard ducks in Pennsylvania last month was the low-pathogenic North American strain of H5N1.Screening results announced Sep 2 pointed to a mild form of H5N1 virus in samples from mallards in Crawford County, Pa., but further testing was necessary, the agency said. Genetic testing excluded the possibility of the lethal Asian strain of H5N1 in the ducks.Mild forms of H5N1 have also been found recently in mallard ducks in Maryland and in two swans in Michigan.See also:Sep 23 USDA news release on the NPIP changesSep 23 USDA news release on mild H5N1 in Pennsylvania duckslast_img read more

Gazette missed the boat with victims story

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion The issue of gun crime is serious, but local protestors aren’t serious about solving the problem, either wanting attention more than a solution or they’re totally clueless about the problem.If students walked out of class to protest abortion, bring our troops home from the Middle East, or anything else, would the Gazette print articles about it and the school treat them like heroes? What good does a League of Women Voters bus to Washington D.C. accomplish, other than giving them an outing and a chance to preen?The Gazette ran a truly sad story about 16 tragic gun deaths that impacted Schenectady over the last several years. The victims and their stories deserve to be remembered and mourned. But the Gazette failed to identify the common factor in each of those murders: the victims were all killed by persons not licensed to own or use guns.JOE GRYGASSouth ColonieMore from The Daily Gazette:Albany County warns of COVID increaseEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationlast_img read more

Burgers, fries and coffee: New Zealanders rush for fast food as lockdown eases

first_imgNew Zealanders queued for burgers, fries and coffee takeaway on Tuesday after they were freed from a month-long lockdown, which Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern credited with eliminating domestic transmission of the coronavirus.Around 400,000 people returned to work after Ardern shifted the country’s alert level down a notch, loosening some of the tough movement restrictions that shut down businesses for weeks.”It’s hard to explain how good this tastes,” Christopher Bishop, a lawmaker, said on Twitter after posting a picture with a take away coffee cup. Topics : “We can say with confidence that we do not have community transmission in New Zealand. The trick now is to maintain that,” Ardern told Radio New Zealand on Tuesday.There was growing debate among officials and academics about the terminology that should be used for New Zealand’s status in relation to the coronavirus spread, with some saying “elimination” would not allow for recurrent small numbers of cases. They point to the fact that the country reported five new cases and one death yesterday.”When I talk about elimination it does not mean zero cases, it means zero tolerance for cases,” Ardern said. “The idea of COVID being completely gone, that is eradication – so there are important differences there.”New Zealand is maintaining several social distancing policies despite the step down in the alert level with malls pubs, hairdressers and other public shopping areas to stay shut for at least another two weeks.Siouxsie Wiles, a microbiologist and associate professor at the University of Auckland, was among those warning the virus could return if lockdown measures were eased too quickly.”If we turn our backs for a minute, we’ll be on the path to a serious outbreak once again. And we’ve seen this happen overseas,” Wiles wrote in a column on the online news site The Spinoff.center_img Long queues of cars snaked up to McDonald’s Corp outlets in Auckland and Wellington from the early hours as people sought a fast food fix.”We got quarter pounders, Big Macs, drinks … I’ve still got two cheeseburgers left but I can’t finish them,” Tai Perez, who arrived at a McDonald’s outlet in Auckland at 4am, was quoted as saying by the New Zealand Herald.New Zealand’s 5 million residents were subjected to one of the strictest lockdowns in the world in response to the coronavirus pandemic, with Ardern shutting down much of the country from March 26.Ardern said those measures had paid off. New Zealand has reported just 1,122 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 19 deaths, one of the lowest tallies in the world.last_img read more

Gaz-System starts FSRU terminal market interest

first_imgThe screening will also look into the new FSRU terminal’s integration with the transmission system by creating a physical entry point from the LNG terminal to the NTS. Polish gas grid operator Gaz-System has launched a non-binding Market Screening for new transmission capacities as well as new regasification capacities of planned FSRU LNG terminal. It is assumed that the new LNG terminal will have a regasification capacity of at least 4.5 billion cubic meters per year. However, the final decision on the technical capacities of the LNG regasification terminal, and thus offered capacity, will depend largely on market interest submitted under this procedure and then confirmed in the binding phase of the market demand survey. The floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) will be located in the area of Gdansk, Gas-System added. Gaz-System added the Market Screening will look into the demand for new transmission capacities in the national transmission system (NTS), that would result from the development of a new FSRU facility. center_img In 2020, the LNG terminal in the Gdansk area was entered by the European Commission on the fourth list of projects of common interest to the European Union (PCI status). PCI Projects list includes crucial infrastructure projects designed to improve security in the European Energy Market. The projects must also contribute to the implementation of EU Climate and Environmental Policy. Commissioning of the facilities is expected for 2026/2027 prospective, the company said in its statement. Illustration only. Courtesy of Polskie LNGlast_img read more

Man arrested for 61 counts of rape

first_imgBACOLOD City – Charged with 61 counts of rape, a man was arrested in Barangay 9, Victorias City, Negros Occidental. Police officers of Cabatuan and Sagay City, Negros Occidental served the warrant issued by retired Judge Erlinda Sendino Tersol of the Municipal Circuit Trial Court in Cabatuan dated Oct. 17, 2001. The court recommended no bail bond for his temporary liberty./PN Sabajas – resident of Barangay Talanghauan, Cabatuan – was caught on the strength of an arrest warrant around 9 p.m. on July 23, it added.center_img The suspect was detained in the lockup cell of the Sagay City police station. The 62-year-old Roel Sabajas was the No. 1 most wanted person in the police station of Cabatuan, Iloilo, a police report showed.last_img

Cote d’Ivoire star Kalou bids farewell to Hertha Berlin

first_img Promoted Content7 Worst Things To Do To Your PhoneFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread Art7 Thailand’s Most Exquisite Architectural WondersThe Best Cars Of All TimeThese TV Characters Proved That Any 2 People Can Bury The HatchetWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More In his maiden season at the Berlin-based club, he made 27 appearances in the German elite division – scoring six goals and helping the team avoid relegation. However, his contract was extended as the forward claimed he still has a lot to achieve with Hertha. He was suspended from the club’s training after he posted a video online in which he breaks social distancing rules. “Salomon Kalou has given the impression in his video that the Hertha BSC players do not take the social distancing and hygiene rules seriously on the part of the health authorities,” a statement on the club’s website read. “Hertha BSC would like to state that this was the failure of a single player. The fact that other team members did not draw his attention to this misconduct and instead replied to the greeting by shaking hands shows that the regular references to the distance and hygiene rules must be even more intense.” A member of Brazilian club’s executive Carlos Augusto Montenegro recently revealed that the Africa Cup of Nations is close to agreeing to a free transfer to Rio de Janeiro giants Botafogo. read also:Former Chelsea striker hails Osimhen as a model striker “He already has the pre-contract, but he asked for just one more detail in the contract that was sent to him,” Augusto Montenegro said on SporTV. “I think it’s okay. And if no presidential candidate for Vasco appears at his house, I think that maybe he will come.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Salomon Kalou has bid farewell to Hertha Berlin fans after bringing his six-year spell at Olympiastadion to a close. The 34-year-old used Twitter to leave a message for the Old Lady faithfuls ahead of a likely move to Brazil’s Botafogo. In all, the Ivorian featured in over 173 games for the Germans, scoring 53 times and boasting over 16 assists. Dear Hertha Fans thank u so much. Hertha Bsc organization thank u. So Many good memories shared. God willing, i will see u guys soon. #hahohe @herthabsc “Dear Hertha fans. Thank you so much. Hertha Bsc organization thank you. So many good memories shared. God willing, I will see u guys soon,” he wrote on Twitter. Kalou began his professional career at Feyenoord before moving to Chelsea after spending three seasons in the Eredivisie. In England, he enjoyed a trophy-laden spell – winning the Champions League, one Premier League title, Four FA Cups, Football League Cup and the FA Community Shield. At the end of his contract at Stamford Bridge, he joined French giants Lille on a free transfer after being released by the Blues. Kalou joined Hertha Berlin in 2014 on a three-year contract and was handed his favourite no. 8 jersey vacated by Marcel Ndjeng to SC Paderborn.center_img Loading… last_img read more

Moyes receives transfer backing

first_imgManchester United are prepared to back new manager David Moyes to the hilt in the summer transfer market and have not ruled out going after a “stellar player”. The club’s chief executive Ed Woodward insists the resources are there to recruit top-drawer talent and said they are “absolutely” able to compete for players in the £60million-£70million bracket. “We haven’t got money burning a hole in our pocket but we have got a strategy on player purchases and if David wants to go after a stellar player he can do that,” he said, in quotes carried by several of the national Sunday newspapers. United have been linked with Tottenham star Gareth Bale – a player that Moyes’ predecessor Sir Alex Ferguson tried to sign in 2007 before he joined Spurs – and there has also been speculation regarding a sensational bid to re-sign Cristiano Ronaldo, who left United for Real Madrid in 2009 for a world-record £80million fee. The Red Devils’ pursuit of playmaker Thiago Alcantara appears likely to end in defeat, with the Barcelona man now looking set to link up again with his old boss Pep Guardiola at Bayern Munich. United have also been strongly linked with Thiago’s club-mate Cesc Fabregas and may now look to step up their interest in the former Arsenal captain. “The way we worked with Alex was he would identify the transfer targets and take them to (joint chairman) Joel (Glazer) and (former chief executive) David (Gill), who would have discussions which ended with them backing him in the transfer market every single time and we see that continuing with David Moyes,” Woodward added. “We could have broken the transfer record in the past if we’d wanted to. Alex may not have got all the players he wanted but that was never down to not releasing funds. There’s never been a cut-off price.” United’s record signing remains the 2008 acquisition of striker Dimitar Berbatov from Tottenham for £30.75million. Wayne Rooney was another player United brought in for big money, but they appear relaxed about the prospect of his contract running down as speculation continues over the England forward’s future. Moyes has been repeating his mantra about wanting Rooney to stay, albeit pointing out he will not let any player become bigger than the club. Woodward says United are not currently giving Rooney’s contract special attention, despite the risk of the 27-year-old’s value plummeting – or being wiped out – over the remaining two years of his contract. Speaking to reporters in Thailand prior to Saturday’s 1-0 defeat to Singha All Stars, Woodward said: “There are no contract renewals that are being discussed. I am not sitting down with any player on an extension and there is no trigger date in the diary. Would we be afraid to run a contract down? Of course not.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Bobs bounces back with Lexus win

first_img “I wanted to wait for the Argento Chase (at Cheltenham on January 25) but Barry was keen to come here. He believed he would get better ground here than anywhere in England. “If we waited for the Argento and it turned up heavy, we’d only have five or six weeks before Cheltenham. This was the right race for him but conditions weren’t perfect. “He picked himself up after a horror run and he put himself back at the front of the ball game. We know he loves Cheltenham, “He had a hard race there and whether he runs again or not (before the Gold Cup), I don’t know, but my gut says no. “We came here hoping he would respectably and to win is a bonus. After Haydock, it’s great to get him back.” Mouse Morris, trainer of First Lieutenant was satisfied with his charge, adding: “He probably wants a stiffer track but there’s no excuses.” His rider, David Casey, added: “He gave me a brilliant ride. He jumped like a buck and quickened well going to the last. “I thought I might have had it and the horse gave me everything, but the winner’s a good horse and we’re unlucky to have met him.” Winner of last season’s Cheltenham Gold Cup, Bobs Worth could finish only sixth behind Cue Card in the Betfair Chase at Haydock on his return last month, but he stepped up significantly on that effort to win the three-mile feature. First Lieutenant jumped the last in the lead but Bobs Worth (11-4 joint-favourite) found plenty for Barry Geraghty on the run in to win by a length and a half, with Rubi Ball back in third. Press Association Bobs Worth bounced back from a disappointing seasonal reappearance to land the Grade One Lexus Chase at Leopardstown. Ruby Walsh set out to make all on Rubi Ball with First Lieutenant, Bobs Worth and his fellow joint-favourite Sir Des Champs sitting on his heels through the early stages. With four fences to jump, there were a handful of contenders queuing up in behind to challenge Rubi Ball, with First Lieutenant putting in a couple of excellent leaps to put himself on terms with the leader. However, Geraghty switched Bobs Worth to the outside turning for home and he found plenty for pressure on the run to the last. He continued to dig deep all the way to the line and his triumph puts Bobs Worth right back into the Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup reckoning. Betvictor and Paddy Power both now make him the 5-2 favourite to retain his title. Henderson said: “I would have given anything to take him out two days ago. With the ground and the weather, I wasn’t that happy with him, but the horse never stops surprising you. “You have to be handier round here than you would normally be. When I saw Barry angle him out, I said to myself obviously he thinks he’ll get there. We all know he finishes his races, except of course for Haydock. “It’s only five or six weeks since he got thumped into the ground there so to come back from that is great. last_img read more