Nearly 250 new cases of TB for Bahamas one school closed for

first_img Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #Tuberculosisoutbreak Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, November 24, 2017 – Nassau – RM Bailey senior high school in Nassau is still closed due to Tuberculosis found initially in one student and the Education Minister, Jeffrey Lloyd says it will remain that way until the institution is satisfactorily scoured to be TB, free.    A notice came from the Ministry of Health, Department of Healthy for for students and staff of the R.M. Bailey Senior High School, who began the screening exercise, on Friday or Monday to report to the school today.So far of the 400 people screened, eight teachers and staff and two students have returned positives for tuberculosis.  However, it is not only Nassau with the TB problem; Eleuthera and Exuma are also having Mantoux testing done. There have been 2000 tests in Eleuthera and of that, 235 cases are confirmed to be TB.  Testing is not yet started in Exuma and Health Minister Duane Sands reported that there is no cause for alarm for that island.#MagneticMediaNews#Tuberculosisoutbreak Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Hodgson pays tribute to former Arsenal chairman

first_imgArsenal chairman Peter Hill-Wood died recently and Roy Hodgson remembered his time working together with himPeter Hill-Wood, Arsenal chairman, recently died and Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson remembered his time working together.“I met him and knew him when he was chairman of Arsenal and he always treated me with enormous courtesy, I used to enjoy the hospitality I got at Arsenal even before I became England manager,” Hodgson told the club’s official website.“Strangely enough, there’s a restaurant I sometimes frequent which I know he used to go to very often and only two weeks ago I was in that restaurant and Peter was there.”Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“It’s especially sad to hear of his passing today because two weeks ago, speaking to him, I had no suspicion that we were going to lose him so quickly afterward,” he added.“I think it’s a sad loss for Arsenal Football Club because we’re talking about one of the gentlemen of the game and someone who, with his father before him, really put Arsenal as a football club right in the very, very top echelons not just in terms of their playing but also in the way that they conducted themselves.”“They were always a beacon of light in terms of their conduct. My condolences to his family who I also had the chance to meet,” he concluded.last_img read more

Willock The linesman crushed my hattrick dreams

first_imgJoe Willock took a swipe at the linesman in Arsenal’s 3-0 third-round win at Blackpool suggesting he denied him the chance to bag an FA Cup hat-trick.Willock,19, bagged a brace before half-time to put the Gunners in control of an entertaining tie.The young midfielder thought he had bagged a treble 10 minutes from time only for it to be ruled out for offside against Sead Kolasinac.“It’s a brilliant day for me on a personal note but I’m proud of how we did as a team as well. I don’t think the scoreline reflects how well we played,” Willock disclosed via FourFourTwo“I always try to get in the box and make myself available for crosses or rebounds, so it was good to get two goals.“The linesman crushed my dreams with the hat-trick but that’s football and hopefully I can get another opportunity soon.Joe Willock, Arsenal, Premier LeagueJoe Willock talks about playing against his childhood idols Manuel R. Medina – September 12, 2019 Arsenal youngster, Joe Willock, explains how he has always admired Luka Modric and how he wants to show he can be one of the best players at his club.“Hopefully the boss keeps believing in me and giving me opportunities. I’m always eager to play, so I’ll always do my best if I’m picked.”Joe Willock goal👦— Ahmad (@AhmadAWR) January 5, 2019last_img read more

Klopp claims Reds have positive pressure after draw

first_imgJurgen Klopp accepts his Liverpool are under what he described as positive pressure after a draw at Old Trafford but refused to get drawn into Manchester City comparisons.The Reds endured another barren draw against arch-rivals Manchester United but still remain at the top of the League with only a point.And Klopp has decided to focus on the positives despite hectic fixtures looming large and equally admitted pressure is on his side considering City’s form.“Of course there is pressure. Actually, from my point of view, it is a very positive pressure, but I don’t have to play – I only sit here and say dumb things, so that’s easy,” said the German via Sky.“We all have to learn in these situations, the only way we can do it is with passion. This club, the heart, and soul of this club, is passion.“On Wednesday night we have another chance (at home to Watford) and then there’s the derby, which is always a very emotional game so, again, passion.“I get there has been a few too many draws in the last couple of games but, still, we are where we are so let’s go on.Jurgen Klopp says there is “positive pressure” on Liverpool in the title raceMohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, LiverpoolMo Salah laughs off Sadio Mane incident with a brilliant video Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Mohamed Salah laughed off his little spat with Liverpool team-mate Sadio Mane by posting a brilliant video showing they’ve made up.Then again…”I don’t have to play – I only sit here and say dumb things, so that’s easy!”🤣#LFC returned to the top of the Premier League table following a 0-0 draw with #MUFC at Old Trafford— Omnisport (@OmnisportNews) February 24, 2019“People can say ‘Man City are doing better’ but we don’t compare ourselves with that because we have to get the points our own way.“There are different ways to be successful and so far we were successful. That’s 100 per cent true.”Up next for Liverpool is a home clash against Watford FC on Wednesday night.last_img read more

Close to 200 paddle out to say goodbye to San Diego lifeguard

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter July 28, 2018 Posted: July 28, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsA celebration of life paddle-out was held for Saturday for Chloe Buckley, a San Diego native, city lifeguard and pro surfer who was killed earlier this month in a car crash. John Soderman, Close to 200 paddle out to say goodbye to San Diego lifeguard John Soderman last_img read more

EPA Announces August Biodiesel Production Figures

first_imgThe EPA last week reported 148 million gallons of biodiesel production for the month of August, putting year-to-date volume at a record pace of nearly 916 million gallons. With more than 1 billion gallons of production in each of the past two years, biodiesel is the first EPA-designated Advanced Biofuel to reach commercial-scale production nationwide. The industry has surpassed RFS targets since the program began and is on track to do so again this year.The production volumes are reported under the Biomass-based Diesel category of the RFS. To view the figures, visit the EPA’s website here. The monthly numbers show a total of more than 177 million gallons of Biomass-based Diesel in August. That total includes nearly 30 million gallons of renewable diesel, a similar diesel replacement made with the same resources but using a different technology. For the year, biodiesel and renewable diesel together have already exceeded 1 billion gallons, with nearly 1.1 billion gallons total.last_img read more

Join the Soybean Stampede Register Now for the ASA Soy Social and

first_imgRegistration is now open for the American Soybean Association’s ninth annual Soy Social and Auction. Sign up online between Nov. 26, 2013 and Feb. 20, 2014 and be entered in a drawing for a chance to win a $200 cash gift card. Attendees must register online to be entered in drawing.“We encourage Commodity Classic attendees to come out for one of the biggest and best events at Commodity Classic,” said Michael Cunningham, ASA Soy Social and Auction Chairman and ASA Director. “Not only do you have a chance to win a $200 gift card, but you’ll also avoid long lines to purchase tickets.”Every year, with tremendous industry and state association support, the Soy Social and Auction continues to break records. ASA is asking fellow soybean producers and industry supporters to “Join the Soybean Stampede” on Thursday, Feb. 27, at the 2014 Commodity Classic in San Antonio, Texas.For 2014, ASA is offering the following tickets for individuals, couples and for auction only. The ticket prices for the 2014 Soy Social and Auction are:Individual: $79.00 (before noon on Thursday, Feb. 27)Couples: $144.00 (before noon on Thursday, Feb. 27)Auction Only: $44.00 (before noon on Thursday, Feb. 27)Individual: $89.00 (At door registration)Couples: $154.00 (At door registration)Auction Only: $44.00Individuals who purchase Auction Only tickets will only be allowed to enter at 6:30 p.m.For 2014, ASA is continuing to offer the following events to make the Soy Social and Auction experience one-of-a-kind. These events include:“First Sighting Party” – ASA is pleased to announce Intelliair as the sponsor for the “First Sighting Party.”VIP Seating Areas –ASA is offering not just one, but multiple VIP seating areas for the Soy Social and Auction. Each VIP seating area will feature comfortable couches and chairs and your own private server so you don’t miss a minute of the auction. Each VIP seating area will seat the winning bidder and five of his/her closest friends. The first VIP seating area will be auctioned off at the ASA December Board Meeting, the second will be auctioned off at the 2014 ASA Soybean Leadership College and the third will be auctioned at the start of the live auction.Commemorative Hat and Apparel Auction – ASA is pleased to have Renewable Energy Group as the sponsor again for this year’s Commemorative Hat and Apparel auction.Mystery Box Auction Item – ASA is pleased to have Bayer CropScience as the sponsor for the Mystery Box Auction Item as part of the live auction.“I encourage everyone to visit the Soy Social and Auction webpage and look at all of the great items to bid on,” said Cunningham. “We are offering exotic trips, farming equipment, luxury vacations, autographed memorabilia and many other items.”To view some of the items available for the Soy Social and Auction visit: Soy Social and Auction benefits SoyPAC, ASA’s political action committee. For more information about registering, donating or sponsoring the ninth annual Soy Social and Auction, contact Byron Keelin at (314) 754-1355 or email read more

Commodity Classic Early Registration Ends Jan 20

first_imgCommodity Classic is less than two months away, and everyone is encouraged to register early to take advantage of the lowest rate. Register before the early discount deadline of midnight, Jan. 20 to save up to $50. New this year – children age 10 and younger may register at no charge, so bring the family!Full Commodity Classic registration includes:Trade Show access, including lunch on Thursday, Friday and a mid-morning snack on Saturday in the Trade ShowGeneral SessionEducational Sessions, including Learning Centers, What’s New Sessions, Mini What’s New Sessions and Early RisersEvening of EntertainmentIf you are a grower, grower-family member, media or state staff, full registration also includes the Opening ReceptionFull registration also includes a ticket to the ASA or NCGA banquet, based on space availability, and is not guaranteed. Tickets are still available for the ASA banquet but do not delay if you would like to attend, as interest is strong and it is expected to sell out.Also, don’t forget your hotel room! Hotels are currently available, but are booking up fast. Visit to view the latest hotel availability and to make your reservations. All attendees who stay in an official Commodity Classic hotel will be entered to win a two-night hotel stay at 2015’s Commodity Classic.San Antonio is sure to be an exciting destination! Optional city and ag tours are available during Commodity Classic. Several have sold out but availability remains for many of them. Check to read the tour descriptions and see what tours are still available for purchase.Presented annually by the National Corn Growers Association, American Soybean Association, National Association of Wheat Growers and National Sorghum Producers, Commodity Classic is America’s largest farmer-led, farmer-focused convention, and trade show. The event offers a wide range of learning and networking opportunities for growers in the areas of production, policy, marketing, management and stewardship—as well as showcasing the latest in equipment, technology and innovation.The 2014 Commodity Classic is scheduled for Feb. 27-March 1 in San Antonio, Texas. Join us, and get “On Board for Profits!”last_img read more

ASA Industry Continues to Promote Safe Use of Seed Treatments

first_imgASA reminds growers that it is the responsibility of each farmer who uses biotech seeds to ensure the good stewardship of his or her seed supply. That’s why ASA teamed up with the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) and CropLife America (CLA) to provide farmers with the Guide to Seed Treatment Stewardship, an industry-wide initiative to promote the safe handling and management of treated seed online at by ASA, National Corn Growers Association, American Farm Bureau Federation, National Cotton Council and the Agricultural Retailers Association, the guide provides farmers and seed companies with critical information and up-to-date guidelines for managing treated seed effectively to further minimize the risk of exposure to non-target organisms.The Guide contains recommendations for such processes as the planting of treated seed; the safe use of seed treatment product; the safe handling and transport of seed; the selection of treatment product; treated seed labeling; and the storage of treated seed.The Seed Treatment Stewardship Guide is available online and in PDF format at read more

Myanmar African Trade Teams Learn about US Soy Production at Global Trade

first_imgThe team observes a demonstration of extrusion technology that could be adapted for use in their countries. Pictured from left to right: Dr. Suzanne Nielsen, of Purdue University; Charles Nsubuga, from Uganda; Dr. Betty Bugusu, of Purdue University; Chimezie Obialor, from Nigeria; Liz Hare, of ASA/WISHH; Samuel Ntim-Adu, from Ghana; and Hart Jansson, of Malnutrition Matters.American Soybean Association World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (ASA/WISHH) staff attended the Midwest Shipper’s Association and U.S. Soybean Export Council’s (USSEC) Global Trade Exchange in Indianapolis, Ind. this week.The Global Trade Exchange allowed for the trade teams to learn the latest trends in soy, meet with U.S. exporters and learn about U.S. soy production. ASA/WISHH staff also had the opportunity to meet with USSEC staff on coordination and activity collaboration.Attending from WISHH were, Alan F. Poock, Asian division director; Liz Hare, Latin American division director; and Chris Slemp, African program manager. Poock and Slemp brought trade teams from Myanmar and African to the Trade Team Invitational and the Global Trade Exchange (GTE).In conjunction with the Global Trade Exchange and Midwest Specialty Grains Conference, ASA/WISHH Africa trade team traveled to West Lafayette, Ind. to meet with representatives from Purdue University. The delegation consisted of business representatives from Uganda, Nigeria and Ghana.During their trip to Purdue, the group met with the managing director of the International Food Technology Center (IFTC) Dr. Betty Bugusu, and professor of food science Dr. Suzanne Nielsen, to discuss future opportunities for collaboration. The team reviewed soybean processing technologies, post-harvest storage innovations and opportunities for partnerships. After the visit to Purdue, the trade team traveled to Indianapolis to participate in the Trade Team Invitational and other conference activities.Funding for the Myanmar trade team was provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Emerging Markets Program and the African trade team was sponsored by the Indiana Soybean Alliance.last_img read more

PDX work may bring more flights over Vancouver

first_imgMajor runway work resumes today at Portland International Airport, with the side effect of bringing more small airplanes over McLoughlin Heights and the rest of the Vancouver area.The north runway at PDX is being closed as work continues on a major extension of it. The project started last year and will last until next year, though it took a break for the summer.While the runway is closed, the south runway has to pick up most of the slack. But at the busiest times, the airport uses its north-south crosswind runway, which brings planes low over Vancouver.Most of the planes on that runway are the Horizon Airlines/United Express size.For more information, click HERE for the news release.last_img read more

Snowmobiler rescued after accident on Mount St Helens

first_imgA 44-year-old Vancouver woman was rescued on Mount St. Helens this afternoon after her snowmobile rolled onto her and fractured her right leg. A new cellular tower played a key role in her rescue.After being brought down from a steep slope, Cheryl Carter was flown to Southwest Washington Medical Center by Life Flight helicopter. She was in satisfactory condition and headed to surgery at 5 p.m.Tom McDowell of North Country EMS and the Volcano Rescue Team of Yacolt said the mishap occurred about 11 a.m.He said Carter was in a group of seven people. The accident happened in the Lahar area on the southeast side of Mount St. Helens.He said 12 members of the rescue team used five snowmobiles and a tracked quad vehicle to reach the woman. She was on a 45-degree slope, McDowell said.The rescuers were able to get the woman to a flat area where Life Flight could land.McDowell lauded Skamania County sheriff’s Deputy George Barker for coordinating the rescue. He also credited U.S. Cellular because the company installed a solar-powered cellular site in the south Mount St. Helens area about three weeks ago.Because of that tower, the 911 call from the Lahar area was received by the sheriff’s office in Stevenson, McDowell said.“We’ve never had that before,” McDowell said. “We’ve never had any coverage.”He said the site cost about $800,000 to install.“It’s a new design. It’s an experimental site with a generator backup,” McDowell added. “We’re really pleased.”“It’s just another example that the resources we have out there take care of the recreating public,” said Skamania County Undersheriff Dave Cox.last_img read more

Man arrested after shots fired at SWAT team

first_imgA possible subject of a police investigation fired two rounds early Thursday at the door of a Vancouver apartment that SWAT officers armed with a warrant were preparing to enter.Members of the Southwest Washington Regional SWAT Team knocked on the door of a unit located at 2011 Brandt Road at about 5:50 a.m. The warrant was related to an investigation by the Vancouver Police Department and other agencies. Kim Kapp, a police spokeswoman, declined to provide details on the nature of the investigation.Outside the apartment, SWAT members shouted, “Police with a search warrant,” according to a press release. Multiple gunshots were heard inside the apartment. At least two rounds struck the door area.Police entered and made contact with four subjects. A handgun and spent casings were recovered.One suspect was taken into custody. Clarence Leon Carhee, 28, of Vancouver was booked in the Clark County Jail on two counts of suspicion of first-degree assault. There were no injuries reported.last_img read more

Rude gesture leads to crash on Tacoma highway

first_imgTACOMA, Wash. (AP) — The Washington State Patrol says an accident Monday on Highway 512 was caused by a driver making a rude hand gesture to another driver as she was attempting a lane change.KING reports she lost control and rear-ended another car, causing it to roll over in a ditch. Three people suffered minor injuries.The gesturing woman may face a reckless driving charge.last_img

Condition improves of bicyclist struck by minivan in Hazel Dell

first_imgThe condition of a 47-year-old Vancouver bicyclist who sustained life-threatening injuries April 27 in a collision with a minivan in Hazel Dell has improved from critical to serious, according to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center.Kurt Lundeman was crossing west on his bicycle on Northeast Highway 99 near Northeast 102nd Street around 8:30 p.m. April 27 when he was hit by a 2001 Mazda minivan driven by Jill Johnson, 47, of Vancouver, the Clark County Sheriff’s Office said.Lundeman was sent to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center and remained in critical condition until this week.Johnson stayed on scene and is cooperating with police.Alcohol and speeding do not appear to be factors in the crash, the sheriff’s office said.The case is under investigation by the sheriff’s Traffic Homicide Unit.last_img read more

Washington gains 9800 jobs in June

first_img — Washington state had an estimated net gain of 9,800 jobs from May to June, while the state’s unemployment rate remained unchanged at 6.8 percent, officials with the Employment Security Department said Wednesday. Since June 2012, when Washington state’s unemployment rate was 8.2 percent, the state has gained about 67,000 jobs. The state’s unemployment rate remains well below the national unemployment rate of 7.6 percent.“We have a nice positive trend developing in that there have been increasing gains in hiring over the past three months,” said Paul Turek, a labor economist for Employment Security. “It’s encouraging news to see that hiring is moving forth.”Private sector hiring was estimated to have increased by 15,700 jobs, while government saw a dip of 5,900 jobs last month. That decrease is a turnaround from an estimated increase of 3,800 jobs gained in May. About 4,200 of the job losses occurred within state government. Sheryl Hutchison, a spokeswoman for the Employment Security Department, said that while there continue to be cuts throughout state government due to budgetary issues, seasonal factors could also exaggerate those numbers.Patterns in timing of hiring or layoffs could throw off seasonal adjustment factors, which are used by economists to remove or discount normal seasonal changes so that underlying trends are easier to identify. Preliminary estimates of job losses or gains can appear larger or smaller than they really are if those season changes occur earlier or later than expected, officials said.last_img read more

Women and Equalities Committee launches pay gap inquiry

first_imgThe Women and Equalities Committee launched an inquiry on 4 November to inform government strategy on reducing the gender pay gap.The inquiry focuses on how effective government policies to reduce the pay gap will be for women over 40. It will examine whether changes to these proposals could help reduce the gender pay gap for this group more quickly or effectively, as well as asking what more could be done to improve the position of women aged 40 and over in terms of recruitment, retention, promotion and training.Maria Miller, chair of The Women and Equalities Committee, said: “The gender pay gap is mainly a problem for women over 40, and currently hits women in their 50s even harder. However, the measures already announced by the government don’t target this group.“Our inquiry aims to fill this gap in government thinking…[it] will make recommendations that will tackle the gender pay gap where it hits the hardest.”Government policies to address the gender pay gap include mandatory reporting of the difference between the average pay of male and female staff for organisations with 250 or more employees.This was recently extended to include large employers in the public sector, as well as private and voluntary sector organisations.The pay reporting requirements will also have to include bonus information by gender.last_img read more