A word of warning against “Lepto” Disease

first_imgPhoto credit: lifemoto.blogspot.comDominicans are being warned again about leptospirosis or “lepto”, an infectious disease that can be transmitted by animals.The disease can spread to the human body or animals when mucous membranes or a break in the skin come into contact with contaminated environmental sources. Humans can also contract the disease when eyes or abraded skin come into contact with animal urine.People who deal with animals on a regular basis may be most at risk, environmental officials have said.“If you have pigs and you clean your pig pens, these are some of the areas where you are at risk. We usually say to people wear protective gear, wear your boots, wear gloves. Those things can protect you from the lepto germs,” said Ferdinia Carbon, environmental health officer.She made a special call to farmers this week to “use your protective gear. You don’t go to garden without shoe on your foot… we really want them to go out there and use their protective gear; when you’re looking about animals, use your protective gear.”14 cases of leptospirosis were reported in 2010 compared to less than 5 cases in previous years, and a survey conducted here found this was due to an increase in rats.The Environmental Health Department has embarked on a rodent control program in Roseau, after they disclosed last year more Dominicans were contracting the lepto disease.“From December last year we started the cleanup of the city. The cleanup has now spread to the out districts,” Carbon disclosed.Health officials are focusing on clearing white goods and abandoned lots in Roseau “to remove the nesting areas of the rodent so that they can really come out so that we can get access to them.”Leptospirosis can be accompanied by rash, fever, meningitis and abdominal pain.Dominica Vibes News 47 Views   no discussions LocalNews A word of warning against “Lepto” Disease by: – March 30, 2011 Share Sharecenter_img Tweet Sharing is caring! Sharelast_img read more

Don’t call my Inter team the ‘saviours’ of Italy, says Conte

first_img Promoted Content10 Phones That Can Easily Fit In The Smallest Pocket5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way6 Most Overpowered Live Action Disney CharactersWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWhy Do So Many Digital Assistants Have Feminine Names & Voices?7 Mind-Boggling Facts About Black HolesFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread Art6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You Loading… The former Italy and Juventus boss said in a news conference: “We don’t consider ourselves the saviours of the country, we’ve made our journey without looking at the others. read also:Van Persie: ‘Conte gave Inter structure’ “Our goal is to improve ourselves. Personally, if we achieved a European success I would be happy for the club, not for myself. I’m not thinking about my personal record but about the club that decided to hire me.” Conte looks set to have to cope without the injured Alexis Sanchez, with the Chilean battling to recover from a hamstring injury. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Antonio Conte vowed Inter should not be portrayed as Italy’s footballing “saviours” as they battle for UEFA Europa League glory. A semi-final against Shakhtar Donetsk awaits coach Conte and his team on Tuesday in Dusseldorf, with the prospect of ending the season with silverware. Attentions have turned to Inter at home after Juventus fell to Lyon and Napoli lost to Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League last-16, while Atalanta bowed out to Paris Saint-Germain in the quarter-finals of the same competition. The Nerazzurri represent Italy’s last hope for a European trophy this season, but Conte dismissed the notion they are playing for the nation.Advertisementlast_img read more

Pearson hopes to unravel red tape

first_img The Foxes confirmed the signing of Kramaric on a three-and-a-half-year contract last week, but since then have been waiting on the Home Office to grant the 23-year-old a work permit. City have been made to sweat as Kramaric does not qualify initially due to the fact he has not made enough international appearances over the past two years. Leicester boss Nigel Pearson is hopeful the red tape surrounding Andrej Kramaric will be unravelled in time for the Croatia striker to make his debut on Saturday. Press Associationcenter_img However, Kramaric has been capped at every level from Under-14 up to Under-21, whilst his four appearances at senior level have yielded two goals. Pearson, who last week claimed Kramaric “has a very bright future”, would like to think the permit will come through in time for him to face Stoke at the King Power Stadium. “We’re still waiting for the official confirmation on Kramaric and hopefully that will be confirmed before Saturday,” said Pearson. “As to whether he plays, that depends on whether we get the official clearance, but he is in contention. “I’m no legal beagle, I don’t know the ins and outs, but we have the backing of the federation (Football Association) and hopefully we will get the official work permit.” Pearson, though, refused to shed any light on his club’s attempts to lure Scotland international midfielder Shaun Maloney from Wigan. It is understood a fee of just over £1million has been agreed between the two clubs after City’s initial offer was rebuffed. Despite Leicester seemingly closing in on their latest acquisition, a guarded Pearson said: “I’m not in a position to comment further. “The reason for that is if things don’t happen then the player has to perform for his current club, so it’s unfair to talk openly about that.” last_img read more

Steve McClaren confident he retains Mike Ashley’s support at Newcastle

first_imgUnder-pressure Newcastle head coach Steve McClaren is confident he has the continuing support of owner Mike Ashley as he attempts to drag the club out of a dreadful tail-spin and implement his philosophy. Press Association The Magpies head into Sunday’s Barclays Premier League clash with promoted Norwich at St James’ Park rooted to the foot of the table and without a win in their opening eight games. McClaren, who was given the target of a top-eight finish when he accepted his job during the summer, had asked people to judge him after 10 games, and that point is rapidly approaching with the picture looking less than rosy. center_img However, he believes progress has been made amid a tough opening run of fixtures – his team lost 6-1 at Manchester City last time out – and that Ashley and managing director Lee Charnley remain firmly in his corner. He said: “If you’re together and they know you’re doing the job and you’re doing it right and you’re doing the right things and the players are responding, then wherever you are – be it Newcastle or whatever – they’ll say, ‘You know what, we’re on the right lines’. “We’ve got to make sure we do the right things and do the right job and go through the right process and if the club can see that… That’s what John Carver demonstrated and obviously what Alan Pardew demonstrated. That’s what you call a loyalty. “You don’t have loyalty if people are thinking. ‘This ain’t going to get any better’. That’s at any club. “They knew that John Carver, with what happened last season, was doing the best he possibly could, the same with Alan Pardew. In the end, that loyalty – especially with Alan – was rewarded. “I have the belief that that is exactly the same with me. As long as we continue making progress – which I believe we are and they believe we are – then we keep going.” The recent departures of Dick Advocaat and Brendan Rodgers from Sunderland and Liverpool respectively have brought McClaren’s situation into sharper focus, but that is not something which concerns him. He said: “There’s always scrutiny on you, isn’t there? This is Newcastle. Always, from day one. But I’m experienced enough to know that, to deal with it and handle it, and it’s really not a problem. “The problem is bloody winning football matches.” last_img read more

Child’s Way receives new gates and landscaping

first_imgRenovations along the stretch of Child’s Way from Watt Way to the Widney Alumni House were completed Tuesday, said Joe Back, Associate Senior Vice President for Campus Development and Facilities Management.Along Child’s Way, there have been improvements made to the adjacent walkways and the parking lot between them to improve pedestrian, bicycle and vehicle traffic.Face lift – The university completed the improvements on Child’s Way, which included two vehicle gates and cosmetic changes. Dan Doperalski | Daily Trojan Two gates were installed on both sides of the parking lot to control delivery truck traffic that had gotten out of control, Back said.“They would go in there and really block the parking and everything would just shut down,” Back said. “People would be stuck in there — they couldn’t get in, they couldn’t get out.”Cosmetic improvements, including landscaping and brick, were also an aspect of the construction project.“This area on Child’s Way is where most of the guests that come to campus park, so we wanted to enhance that area,” Back said. “It was not really landscaped all that well. It didn’t look that attractive coming in there … We did a little extra landscaping to make it look better.”Back said he could not disclose the cost of the construction but a USC News article reported that it totaled $2 million.Some students, such as Joel Kropinski, said that money could have been spent on other things.“I don’t even see why they did it,” said Kropinski, a senior majoring in cinema-television critical studies. “Is it such a big deal if a car comes in and out of here? I just don’t think a gate is a priority right now. [The money] could’ve been spent in other ways.”Nick Simons, a senior majoring in business administration, said that aesthetic improvements to the campus should not be a priority right now.“I think there has to be a better way for those funds to be allocated,” Simons said. “USC is one of the most beautiful campuses. We’ve done enough … They should be focusing on more tangible improvements for the students.”Erica Shieh, a junior majoring in music industry, said that she would like to see money going to the students instead of the physical appearance of the campus.“In this economy, it’s not practical,” Shieh said. “This money needs to go to students in form of scholarships and grants.”Back said the project was not a spontaneous decision; the improvements were officially approved in September 2009.“It’s a project that’s been discussed for a while,” Back said. “They really wanted to get that under control … It started as a real discussion about controlling the truck traffic in that area, but it evolved into more of an aesthetic enhancement as well.”USC’s office of Capital Construction is planning other future projects, Back said.“There are discussions about what we call ‘hardscapes,’” Back said. “Sidewalks and that sort of thing, hardscape and landscape improvements.”last_img read more

NBA Draft: Malachi Richardson can prove NCAA-Tournament performance was no fluke

first_img Published on June 22, 2016 at 1:01 pm Contact Connor: cgrossma@syr.edu | @connorgrossman Facebook Twitter Google+ The stretch was Richardson’s best from last season, a folktale performance preceding his declaration for the NBA Draft. He’s worked out for a plethora of teams in advance of Thursday’s draft at 8 p.m., and has reportedly been promised a first-round selection from the Memphis Grizzlies at pick No. 17. It would be the ultimate reward for Richardson’s 2015-16 season, in which he averaged 13.4 points to finish second on the Orange in scoring.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHe pieced together his NBA resume gradually over the course of Syracuse’s 37-game season. Richardson averaged nearly 14 points in his first six games before dipping into a slump shortly thereafter. It was the first sign of his inconsistencies, but he stamped his season with undeniable upside. Before his run against Virginia, Richardson scored 21 against Dayton, becoming the first SU freshman to score 20-plus in an NCAA Tournament game since Carmelo Anthony.It was his final act before hitting the NBA workout circuit, trying to validate his March tirade without the crowd, the stakes and the hype.“That would just be incredible, for somebody who was probably going to do two years of college to do one and maybe be a top-10 pick,” said Fred Falchi, Richardon’s coach at Trenton Catholic (New Jersey) Academy. “It’d just be an amazing thing.”But if Richardson lands in the first round, it won’t solely tie into his playoff games on national television. Draft Express’ Jonathan Givony wrote on Yahoo’s The Vertical that teams like the Grizzlies are “enamored” by Richardson, an intrigue likely vested in the guard’s physical measurements. He stretches a 7-foot wingspan out of his 6-foot-6 frame, the shortest player at the NBA Draft Combine to do so.Richardson bulked up at Syracuse, helping him get to the rim more consistently. It’s lent him a rare blend of size and shooting ability.Richardson’s former coaches both pinpointed weaknesses in Richardson’s game, from ball handling to his pull-up jumper. But both Boff and Falchi offered the same NBA comparison for Richardson, seeing parallels between Richardson and the Golden State Warriors’ shooting guard with a smooth stroke behind the arc: Klay Thompson.Both Richardson and Thompson couple their size with unexpected offense, but certainly Thompson, with the third-most single-season 3s in NBA history, is a lofty goal for a 20-year-old to reach.“(Thompson’s) about 6-foot-7, can create his own shot and has tremendous range. Malachi has similar attributes,” Boff said. “It’s a long way for him to become the type of player Thompson is, but (Malachi) has similar size, has the ability to create his own shot and has range that extends beyond the 3-point line.”Thompson was a first-rounder for the Warriors in 2011, falling to Golden State with the 11th pick. Most draft experts don’t estimate Richardson to get reeled in as quickly.ESPN’s Chad Ford has him going to the Grizzlies at No. 17. CBS Sports paired Richardson with the Detroit Pistons at No. 18. Bleacher Report was less generous, slotting Richardson at No. 26 with the Philadelphia 76ers.This much seems to be agreed upon: Richardson is a first-round talent. Jim Boeheim dubbed his former player’s rising draft stock as “media nonsense,” but regardless, Syracuse has moved on from Richardson. He did the same by signing an agent on May 16, and will cement the transition when he’s invited to join a professional team on Thursday.A team that buys into Richardson’s skill set, one they hope wasn’t misleading from his March Madness.“Whenever it seemed like the big moment, that’s when he played his best,” Falchi said. “That’s just a sign of a great player.” Commentscenter_img With the nation’s eye on him as Syracuse’s season ticked away, Malachi Richardson reached into his toolbox. Facing a 16-point, second-half deficit against Virginia in the Elite Eight, he pulled out a nifty catch-and-shoot 3. He pulled out a step-back move behind the arc to hit another. He pulled out a shifty ball fake, knifing between three defenders to hoist a layup.He fixed SU into the Final Four with a 21-point, 20-minute rescue mission, flexing nearly every muscle of his offensive game along the way. Richardson did it against the country’s second-best defense, and largely against Malcolm Brogdon, the reigning National Association of Basketball Coaches Defensive Player of the Year who will likely join Richardson in the NBA.“That was really something special,” said Dave Boff, Richardson’s former coach at Roselle Catholic (New Jersey) High School. “… He showed everything he’s got right there.”MORE COVERAGE:NBA Draft: The case for picking Michael GbinijeNBA Draft: The case against picking Michael GbinijeNBA Draft: The case for picking Malachi RichardsonNBA Draft: The case against picking Malachi RichardsonNBA Draft: Michael Gbinije tries to answer the questions he faces coming out of Syracuselast_img read more

Liverpool skipper critical of Balotelli

first_imgTwo out of the four British teams remaining in the Europa League won the first leg of their round-of-32 fixtures on Thursday night.Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard accused Mario Balotelli of showing “disrespect”, after the Italian took a penalty instead of Jordan HendersonThe striker scored it to give them a 1-0 win over Besiktas. Gerrard was working as a TV pundit and said Henderson was down to take spot-kicks and that “rules are rules”.Everton, who travelled to Berin, Switzerland, beat Young Boys 4-1 thanks to a Romelu Lukaku hat-trick. Ireland international Seamus Coleman also got his name on the scoresheet for the blues.In Glasgow, Celtic welcomed Roberto Mancini’s Inter Milan Celtic Park. John Guidetti netted a dramatic injury-time equaliser in an exciting 3-3 draw.Meanwhile at White Heart Lane, Tottenham and Fiorentina finished 1-1. Spurs went ahead after six minutes of play when Roberto Soldado opened the scoring with a volley. There was no Harry Kane in the starting line-up as the talisman was brought on as a substitute.last_img read more

NPFL: Abia Warriors Cage Enyimba, Heartland, Pillars Win

first_imgOlaha turned provider 10 minutes later when Ndifreke Effiong turned his cross into the net.Alloy Brown however reduced the deficit for the visitors when he scored from the spot in the 69th minute. Joseph Osadiaye was brought down in the box by an Abia Warriors defender to earn the spot kick. Shedrack Asiegbu took the game beyond the reach of Tornadoes when he got the third goal from the spot for Abia Warriors 10 minutes from time.Abia Warriors have moved from 17th to 14th with the victory.At the Dan Anyiam Stadium in Owerri, Heartland defeated Niger Tornadoes 2-0. Captain Chinedu Efugh, got the curtain raiser five minutes before the end of first stanza while Chidiebere Ajoku sealed the victory with a second goal 20 minutes before end of regulation time.The victory did little to assuage the fears of Owerri fans from seeing the Naze Millionaires from the drop from the topflight. They remain on 40 points and 18th on the log.In the other midweek game in Kano, Pillars secured a narrow 1-0 win over El-Kanemi Warriors. Rabiu Ali scored from the spot 15 minute into the game.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Abia Warriors and Heartland FC boosted their hopes of remaining in topflight Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) yesterday with victories in their rescheduled midweek matches.Playing before their home fans, the Umuahia team snatched a 3-1 victory in the derby with champions EnyimbaMichael Olaha set Abdullahi Biffo’s side on the road for the victory when he snatched the curtain raiser 32 minutes into the first stanza.last_img read more

Overtime 10-22-14

first_imgFollow @NewPghCourier on Twitter  https://twitter.com/NewPghCourierLike us at https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Pittsburgh-Courier/143866755628836?ref=hlDownload our mobile app at http://www.appshopper.com/news/new-pittsburgh-courier BILL NEAL:10—Pretty good times around the local football fields. Here’s a little update:•Penn Hills wins again and continues to maintain the comeback to where they once belonged.•Woodland Hills keeps their winning tradition alive once again.•Clearly you can see how the Penn Hills/Woodland Hills game coming up on Friday at Woodland Hills makes for a great football night!!!BILLY KISNER Penn Hills quarterback rushed for two touchdowns and threw a touchdown pass in the Indians 55-28 win over Seneca Valley, The Indians will have a showdown against rival Woodland Hills on Friday, Oct. 24. (Courier Photo by William McBride):09—By now even you strong WVU haters have to give props to the Mountaineers.  Their upset win over No. 4 Baylor this past weekend puts them in the conversation with the nation’s elite teams.:08—Unfortunately, I can’t put Pitt in that conversation…not just yet anyway. I know you’re still excited with their win over Virginia Tech last week, but keep in mind that was a team that limped into Heinz Field with multiple key injuries. A win over 5 and 1 Georgia Tech will go a long way.:07—Is it me or is there no longer a heavyweight division in boxing.  What do I mean you ask? Well, do these names ring a bell? Muhammad Ali, “Smokin” Joe Frazier, Larry Holmes, Ken Norton, George Foreman, Evander Holyfield…just to name a few.  Man those were the days. They may be gone forever!:06—I know you count on me for help in this area so here we go. Apparently you’ve forgotten the impact that “SOS” had on the music world. Well get reminded and pull out the  sounds of “Just Be Good to Me”, “Weekend Girl” and “No. 1” and be reminded of the power of that sound…go ahead. Do it…no, really, do it now!  Feels good huh?!?!:05—Need some direction for Monday night?  Steelers 31, Houston Texans 14.  J.J. Watts not a factor. And that my friends, you can take to the bank!:04—High school football is coming down the stretch. Now is the time for every…and I do mean every Black parent in the nation to act like an adult and not the kid you wanted to be and respect your child, the game and yourself.:03—NBA basketball is here!  For all of you that had to pay up last year, load up your pockets     again.  I’ve got the Spurs repeating…yeah, I know, but you doubted me last year too. Didn’t you sucker?:02—Movie to see in a hurry…“Gone Girl” is excellent, brutal, shocking and must see. That’s all I can tell you or I might get killed too. Four basketballs.:01—Here’s the first of many health tips I’m learning cause I gotta lose 50 pounds ASAP. That’s right Fit-y! Deviled eggs for a snack offer some of the most easily absorbed protein in nature.:00—DOUBLE OVERTIMEThanks to the hundred plus “friends” that showed up for the Champion Enterprises Farewell Par-Tay. To those who didn’t show up…well, I guess it’s true what they say…you find out who your real friends are!~ GAME OVER ~last_img read more

City of Olympia Partners with REI on New Priest Point Park…

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by City of OlympiaIn partnership with REI Co-op and community volunteers, the City of Olympia Parks, Arts and Recreation has just finished installing a new trail at Priest Point Park. The new trail provides access to the southern beach and striking panoramic views of Olympia, including the State Capitol building.Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee chair member, Jim Nieland is a regular volunteer on the trail project. Photo courtesy: City of OlympiaThe trail is approximately 720 feet long and construction began in June. It has taken approximately three and a half months to build. The City of Olympia received a grant from REI Co-op for $20,000 to build the new trail and decommission a social trail, approximately 500 feet long, which was causing erosion to a bluff and was unsafe to park visitors. The grant has funded a City of Olympia staff member to lead volunteer work parties and build the trail, as well as cover materials such as gravel, plants, lumber and signage.Volunteers from the community have come out to build the trail and support the project regularly, often assisting on the trail three to four times per week. The Washington Trails Association, local churches and businesses have also been a part of the trail building. Washington Conservation Corps has provided much needed restoration in the area. Removing hundreds of yards of English Ivy, Laurel and Holly. The project is near competition. Trail crews will wait until the weather turns wet to complete the planting portion of the plan, ensuring successful rooting of new native plants.A group from the Washington Trails Association group came out to help build the trail and are gathered at the trail’s end on the shores of Puget Sound. Photo courtesy: City of OlympiaThe community is invited to celebrate the grand opening of this new trail on Thursday, September 29 at 3:00 p.m. Meet at kitchen shelter #4 at Priest Point Park, 2600 East Bay Dr. NE. Guests will have an opportunity to vote on a name for the new pathway at the celebration.last_img read more