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Gov’t has Zika plan for athletes

Gov’t has Zika plan for athletes

first_imgWhen it comes to the Zika virus, pregnant women are not the only persons the government is concerned about.    This summer Jamaica will send a strong contingent to the Olympic Games in Brazil where in 2015 there were just under 3000 cases of the virus that manifests in symptoms similar to yellow fever and dengue.  The virus is spread by the Aedes aegypti mosquito. The outbreak hit mostly the Brazilian northeast region, but cases have been reported as far south as Rio de Janeiro, where the Olympic Games will be held this coming August. Working on the assumption that Jamaica’s athletes do not contract the virus while training here in Jamaica, they would run the risk of contracting it while preparing to compete while in Brazil. This has become a concern for the government that is expecting another outstanding performance from its elite athletes in what will be Usain Bolt’s final Olympic campaign. As such they are taking steps to minimise the possibilities of the virus affecting the nation’s athletes. “We have been looking at it. It has occurred to us, we have been having discussions with the Ministry of Health,” said Minister Natalie Neita-Headley, who has responsibility for sport. “They (officials at the ministry of health) have been having planning sessions looking at sensitising our athletes.” “As much as can be done, we will seek to do it,” the sports minister said. About one in five people infected with the Zika virus become ill. The most common symptoms of Zika are fever, rash, joint pain, or conjunctivitis. Other common symptoms include muscle pain and headache. The illness is usually mild with symptoms lasting for several days to a week. If an athlete contracts the virus and it develops into full blown Zika just prior to competition, it will affect the athlete’s performance. In the meantime, track clubs here are doing what they can to protect the athletes but there are limitations. President of MVP Bruce James revealed that several athletes from his club contracted the Chikungunya virus last year as they prepared for the IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China. Like then, James said, the club had put protocols in place to minimise the impact of the virus but as was the case then, there is only so much they can do.last_img read more

Calvin Abueva missing from Alaska camp anew

Calvin Abueva missing from Alaska camp anew

first_imgWinfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:412 buses bound for SEA Games opening collide in Bulacan01:05SEA Games: Kim Mangrobang wins gold anew as Filipinos secure triathlon double sweep02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View comments LATEST STORIES Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Calvin Abueva. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netCalvin Abueva has gone missing from Alaska’s reach for the second time this season.Head coach Alex Compton said Saturday the Aces camp have not seen or heard from forward since the All-Star break despite their efforts to reach him.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding “He’s been going through personal issues, we just hope he’s safe and all right and I don’t actually have a whole lot of info other than that,” said Compton. “We’ve tried connecting but I think he’s sorting things out in his life.”“This is our profession, we love it but it’s not the meaning of life. Life’s bigger than the game.” China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sharapova and Muguruza reach 4th round at French Open “Calvin, I hope you’re okay,” said Compton at Smart Araneta Center after their 109-103 victory over Globalport in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup.“He hasn’t shown up to practice since the All-Star break and we’ve been reaching out to him.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThis isn’t the first time Abueva went missing as he was also absent in the Aces’ and even the Gilas’ practice sessions in January and February.As it turned out, Abueva was fixing his marriage when he went missing and Compton said the polarizing forward is embroiled in another personal problem this time around.last_img read more

Fire ravages Cane Grove supermarket

Fire ravages Cane Grove supermarket

first_img– owner estimates losses to be over MA Cane Grove, East Coast Demerara (ECD) supermarket was early Wednesday morning gutted by fire, resulting in millions in losses.The fire, which is suspected to have been the work of arsonists, completely ravaged the bottom flat of the two-storey building.The bottom flat of the store was completely ravaged by fireIt was reported to Guyana Times that the fire started at the Congenial Super Centre around 03:00h.According to the owner of the business, Rohan Itwaru, he was awakened by his brother-in-law, who informed him that the businessplace was on fire.The man relayed that he rushed to the scene as he lives only a few houses away and saw the building up in flames.Businessman Rohan Itwaru and his wife“I don’t live too far, I came here about 3 o’clock after my brother-in-law came and got me , he told me that the place was on fire, I came here and I saw the building on fire. The fire brigade was just behind me, but the locals were already trying to form a bucket brigade using water and mud across the road,” he explained.According to the man, from all indications, several persons carried out the act of torching the business, as bars from a number of windows were removed for them to gain entry into the premises.“The fire investigators told us that it appears to be the work of arsonists because multiple parts of the building were broken into, especially the window; they knocked out the bars to gain entry,” Itwaru added.He also disclosed that a container of diesel was found on a bread rack in the store, but the substance was not sold at the supermarket.The devastated businessman estimated his losses to be well over $40 million.“Right now, I am speechless because the loss is so much and the problem is we don’t have insurance, we were planning to do so in the next couple of months.”A storage bond being built aback the supermarket was also badly damaged by the flames. The businessman explained that although he might have suspicions as to who may have committed the act, he would leave the investigations to the Police.The businessplace is located directly in front of the Cane Grove Police Station.According to the owner’s wife, the surveillance cameras that are located in front of the building facing the Police Station were all turned upwards; hence, nothing was recorded. An investigation has been launched into the incident.last_img read more

HAVE YOU SEEN THESE TWO MISSING PEDIGREE DOGS ?

HAVE YOU SEEN THESE TWO MISSING PEDIGREE DOGS ?

first_imgA Springer Spaniel named ‘Titan’ and a Siberian Husky named ‘Ruby’ have been missing since yesterday morning.The two dogs were last seen outside the Caisleáin Oír Hotel in Annagry yesterday evening but haven’t been seen since.If you have seen or have any information about these two lovely family pets please contact any of the following numbers as both families are really worried.086 038 3352 / 0871537199 / 0749562539    HAVE YOU SEEN THESE TWO MISSING PEDIGREE DOGS ? was last modified: June 21st, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:huskyMissing DogsSpringer SpanielTitanlast_img read more

Angels dealing with hot Yanks

Angels dealing with hot Yanks

first_img It’s the way it’s supposed to be in New York, where nothing short of winning the World Series will do. “When you play for the Yankees, when you work for the Yankees, getting to the World Series is one necessary item that needs to take place,” Yankees manager Joe Torre said. “Winning the World Series is one above that.” The Angels also go in playing well, having won 14 of 16 to finish the regular season with 95 wins, matching the Yankees. The Angels got home-field advantage because they won the season series. While any team would prefer to go into the playoffs on a roll, history shows it isn’t that important. The Angels struggled in the final week of the season in 2002, then got hot in the playoffs and won it all. Last season the Angels finished strong, then got swept by the Red Sox. “In the playoffs you never know, it doesn’t matter how many times you played a team or if you won the season series,” said Angels shortstop Orlando Cabrera, who won a World Series ring with the Red Sox last season. “The playoffs are different. You don’t even know how your teammates will react.” What the Angels are counting on is for their pitching staff to react the same way it did during the regular season. All five of their starters have a record of .500 or better, and they have the probable Cy Young Award winner in Colon. They have one of the best bullpens in the majors, anchored by closer Francisco Rodriguez, who had 45 saves. “I can’t say enough about the pitching,” Erstad said. “They never complained about the offense, they kept getting people out. There’s no way we’d be here without them.” Jarrod Washburn (8-8) was the only pitcher not to win in double figures, but his ERA of 3.20 ranked fourth in the league. Starting pitching has been the Yankees’ biggest problem, but they’ve got huge late-season contributions from Aaron Small (10-0) and Shawn Chacon (7-3). And of course, there’s longtime Angels nemesis Randy Johnson. “If there’s one thing they’ve had issues with, it’s their starting pitching,” Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. “But they’ve gotten great contribution from guys to get into this position. And any time you have Randy Johnson in there, he’s a great pitcher that has postseason experience and is a big-game pitcher.” The Angels’ only real problem area this season has been their offense, but the bats have come alive in September/October, when the Angels averaged 4.9 runs per game. When the Angels scored at least four runs in a game this season, they went 73-24. Most importantly, the bats in the lineup that surround Guerrero have hit well in recent weeks, something the Angels desperately need because the Yankees are expected to pitch around Guerrero. “I’m going to treat (the playoffs) like I did the last couple weeks of the season,” Guerrero said through an interpreter. “I’m going to be even more patient because the guys behind me ended up responding. I’m not going to try to carry the team.” One key bat in the lower half of the lineup will be Juan Rivera, who finished the regular season on a hot streak. Rivera started each of the Angels’ final 17 games, hitting .333 with four homers and 14 RBIs in that stretch. ANGELS NOTES: Kevin Gregg made the Angels roster as the 10th pitcher over left-hander Jason Christiansen. … Following Colon tonight and John Lackey in Game 2 on Wednesday, the Angels will go with Paul Byrd in Game 3 Friday in New York and, if necessary, Jarrod Washburn in Game 4. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 The Angels’ secret? Pretend it’s not the Yankees in the other dugout. “We never talk about it,” Angels first baseman Darin Erstad said. “We just go out and play just like it’s any other day, any other team. It doesn’t matter who we’re playing. When we play them, we don’t change our game.” The Yankees are hot, having gone 20-10 in September/October to pass the Boston Red Sox and win the AL East. They have the possible MVP in Alex Rodriguez, who hit 48 homers and drove in 130 runs. Jason Giambi (32) and Gary Sheffield (34) also hit more than 30 homers. Hideki Matsui (116) and Sheffield (123) also drove in more than 100 runs. Only Vladimir Guerrero exceeded 30 and 100 for the Angels. Facing the Yankees lineup poses a considerable challenge for the Angels pitchers, starting with Bartolo Colon, their Game 1 starter against Yankees starter Mike Mussina. “I think all of them are dangerous,” Colon said through an interpreter. “One thing that comes to mind, to me, they are all cleanup hitters. That’s the way I see the Yankee lineup.” “(Reaching the postseason) qualifies us to go on and finish the job we set out to do,” Angels general manager Bill Stoneman said. “That’s really what it is. It takes a long time, a lot of aches and pains, ups and downs to get to the point we’re at. It’s an eight-team race. But we’re not to the point we want to be.” The Angels beat the Yankees in six of 10 meetings this season, and in the Joe Torre era (starting in 1996), the Angels are the only team with a winning record vs. the Yankees (49-48). The Angels also beat the Yankees in the two clubs’ only postseason meeting in 2002. center_img When the Angels clinched a wild-card berth for the 2002 playoffs, they partied like it was 1986. And in fact, the last time the Angels had reached the playoffs was 1986. But when the Angels take the field at Angel Stadium tonight to face the New York Yankees in Game 1 of the American League Division Series, simply being there is not enough. Between 1986 and 2002, the Angels had a 15-season playoff drought. With their playoff appearance this season, the Angels have reached the postseason in three of four seasons, giving the club the tag it had been striving for: perennial contender. last_img read more

SON OF DONEGAL JANITOR IN SENSATIONAL CONGRESS BATTLE VICTORY OVER THE CLINTONS

SON OF DONEGAL JANITOR IN SENSATIONAL CONGRESS BATTLE VICTORY OVER THE CLINTONS

first_imgBrendan Boyle and dad Frank on a visit home to GlenBRENDAN F BOYLE – the son of a janitor from Glencolmcille – has scored a sensational Primary election victory over the Clintons to win the right to represent the Democrats in this year’s battle for Congress.And Mr Boyle, savouring his victory, told Donegal Daily he wanted to thank people in his father’s native county for their support adding: “I wish everyone in Donegal was able to vote for me!”His dad Frank is a native Irish speaker from Glencolmcille who left Ireland in 1970 aged 19 and who now works on Philadelphia’s public transport system. Brendan faced a battle against the Clinton family over the right to run,  seeing off Margorie Margolies, mother-in-law of Chelsea Clinton, to be the Democratic pick for Pennsylvania’s 13th congressional district in a major win for the 37-year-old state representative.Brendan is a state representative, which covers parts of Northeast Philadelphia and Montgomery County. His brother Kevin also serves Pennsylvania, following in his brother’s footsteps in 2010 – to become the first brothers to serve together in the state legislature.Brendan told Donegal Daily: “I’ve been to Donegal many times. I think it’s one of the most beautiful places in the world. Of course, I guess I am a bit biased.“My brother Kevin, who is also an elected official in the state House, decided to have his wedding in Donegal in 2011. It was a wonderful time.” The working class rooted family fought off the wealth of the Clintons who hosted 1,000 dollar a head dinners to raise money to beat the Boyles.But Brendan won through.Boyle captured 55 percent of the vote; Margolies, 23 percent.Boyle won in a race that was originally billed as Margolies’ to lose, but she never picked up the necessary momentum, despite receiving endorsements and fundraising assistance from her in-laws, former President Bill Clinton and former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. SON OF DONEGAL JANITOR IN SENSATIONAL CONGRESS BATTLE VICTORY OVER THE CLINTONS was last modified: May 21st, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Brendan BoyleCongressdonegalelection victoryFrancisIrelandUSAlast_img read more

Gardaí launch appeal for missing man

Gardaí launch appeal for missing man

first_imgGardaí have launched an appeal with the hopes of tracing missing Jerry O’Donnell from Churchill.The 46-year-old was last seen at around 6:20 am on Wednesday, September 13th in the Churchill area.Jerry is described as being 1.7m (5’7″) tall, of broad build, with short grey hair and blue eyes. He is believed to be traveling in a 05-DL registered white Peugeot Partner van.If you have spotted Jerry or have any information, please don’t hesitate to contact Milford Garda Station on 074 9153060, The Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.Gardaí launch appeal for missing man was last modified: September 18th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:ChurchillGardaijerry o donnellMilfordlast_img read more

Pressed into action, 49ers reserve Jullian Taylor comes up big

Pressed into action, 49ers reserve Jullian Taylor comes up big

first_imgLANDOVER, Md. – Jullian Taylor called it the most fun he’s ever had in a football game. It’s also probably the first game anyone has noticed the 49ers defensive lineman in the No. 77 jersey.Taylor, suiting up for the first time in four games, came through with two critical plays in the 49ers’ 9-0 shutout of Washington on Sunday.“It was just a great opportunity and just an honor to play with these guys,” Taylor said. “I love this team. It’s a privilege to be with this team.”With nose tackle …last_img read more

First Things First targets more students

First Things First targets more students

first_imgFollowing its success last year, First Things First aims to test even more students this year. The 2017 campaign was launched in the Western Cape last month.Dr Ramneek Ahluwalia (right, alongside HEAIDS Youth Co-ordinator, Zandile Mqwathi) says the objective of the ongoing First Things First campaign is to reduce the number of new HIV and TB infections in South Africa’s higher education institutions. (Image: Bokamoso for Heaids, via Facebook)Mathiba MolefeMore than 160,000 students from 429 higher education campuses across South Africa were tested for HIV through the First Things First campaign in 2016. The aim is to reach even more students this year.The 2017 First Things First campaign was launched by Higher Education and Training Minister Mduduzi Manana at Boland College in the Western Cape on 25 April. The objective of the campaign is to promote sexual health among students at South Africa’s tertiary education institutions.Now in its seventh year, First Things First, created by the Higher Education and Training HIV/AIDS Programme (HEAIDS), has tested almost 500,000 students for HIV, as well as screened the students for tuberculosis (TB) and sexually transmitted infections (STIs).“The future prosperity of our country depends on the students in our higher education institutions. They are our future leaders. It is critical that we equip them with the knowledge and skills to remain HIV-negative and healthy,” said Manana.“First Things First has enjoyed great success in this area and I am pleased to be launching its 2017 campaign.”To spread its influence and reach as many students as possible, the campaign, together with the government, has expanded to include students in the Western Cape.HEAIDS director Dr Ramneek Ahluwalia said that in 2016 alone, it tested and offered counselling to more than 160,000 students from 429 higher education campuses across South Africa.It aimed to improve on last year’s numbers and get even more students on the path to healthy living.“Our vision is to have zero new HIV and TB infections in our higher education institutions,” Ahluwalia explained. “First Things First forms a key part of that vision.”The launch highlighted the importance of extending testing services to technical and vocational education and training (TVET) colleges. “TVET colleges often lack adequate facilities and resources for testing and counselling students,” Ahluwalia said.Even when you trust your partner, always #Condomise to fully enjoy the experience without the worry. #SafeSex pic.twitter.com/Vj96vf9PXF— Bokamoso for HEAIDS (@HEAIDS) March 27, 2017First Things FirstIn addition to HIV, STI and TB testing services, First Things First offers screening, treatment and support for a wide range of general health issues including hypertension, diabetes, cardiovascular health and cancer.It provides family planning, dual contraception, reproductive and maternal health services to students to help improve their health and make them more aware of the importance of staying healthy and looking after themselves.“The First Things First programme reminds us that we have one responsibility above all others — to look after ourselves,” said Manana.Ahluwalia pointed out that “a holistic approach to HIV prevention is far more effective than addressing any single factor alone.“This is why we are committed to reaching all 2-million young people in our higher education institutions with First Things First.“The higher education and training sector is in a unique position to lead a movement against HIV and to create champions who can carry the message into their communities. Together, we can defeat the HIV pandemic,” Ahluwalia said.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa materiallast_img read more

Reshare: Google Buzz Gets a Retweet Button

Reshare: Google Buzz Gets a Retweet Button

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… As Todd Jackson, Google’s product manager for Gmail and Buzz, told us yesterday, the Buzz team decided that creating a new post and forking the conversation was the best way to go for now in order to give people the ability to have more focused and intimate discussions around shared items. One interesting aspect of this new feature is that all the re-sharers’ names will appear on the original item, even if they are not connected to the original author. According to Jackson, Google decided to design this feature this way in order to allow users to find new and interesting people on Buzz. Time to Give Buzz Another Try?In our conversation, Jackson stressed the fact that the Buzz team has been listening closely to its users’ feedback and has introduced at least one new feature per week since Buzz launched in February. These updates range from better controls for Buzz in your inbox, to improved comment collapsing and the ability to disable comments. We have been very critical of Buzz in the past, but it is clear that Google is working hard to improve the product, and this constant stream of new features has already made Buzz a lot more fun to use.In addition, Google invited thousands of Buzz users to take new features for a test drive before they were launched publicly. While we can’t tell you what these features are (everybody on the tester list is under a NDA), it is obvious that Google learned its lessons after the privacy debacle that followed the Buzz launch and is now actively soliciting feedback from a very diverse group of testers. Google Buzz just got a new feature that is very similar to Twitter’s retweet functionality. Over the course of the day, Google will roll out a Reshare button for Buzz, which will allow you to easily share interesting posts you find on Buzz with your followers there. These posts can be shared both publicly and privately. According to Google, this was one of the top user requests for Buzz. It is also a good example of the incremental updates the Buzz team has made over the last three months.How Reshare WorksJust like on Twitter, whenever you re-share a post on Buzz, the software will create a new post in your stream. You can choose whether you want to share this post with all your followers or just with a select group of your friends. It’s important to note that this new feature will only work for public posts. Private posts in Buzz will not have the Reshare link. Instead of editing a re-shared post like you can with Twitter’s old retweet method, Buzz allows you to add a note to the post, but you can’t edit the original. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#Google#news#web frederic lardinois Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more