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US Health & Human Services Delegation to Visit Liberia, Guinea

first_imgThe U.S. Acting Assistant Secretary for Health, Karen DeSalvo, MD, MPH, MSc, Assistant Secretary for Global Affairs, Jimmy Kolker, MPA, and Deputy Chief of Staff Dawn O’Connel will visit Liberia and Guinea for three days this week to visit Ebola response sites in the region.In Liberia, they will tour the Monrovia Medical Unit (MMU), a 25-bed field hospital dedicated to providing care to health care workers who become infected with Ebola and the Liberian Institute for Biomedical Research, one of only a few laboratories in Liberia where Ebola specimens are sent to be tested.They will also meet with key representatives from the Government of Liberia, the World Health Organization and additional U.S. agencies involved in the Ebola response.The MMU is staffed by the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, an elite uniformed service of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. U.S. Deputy Surgeon General RADM Boris D. Lushniak is currently the commanding officer of the MMU.In Guinea, Dr. DeSalvo and Assistant Secretary Kolker will visit the 115 Call Center, Boulbinet Health Center, and the Emergency Operations Center. They will also meet with leaders in Guinea, including Prime Minister, Mohamed Fofana, and the Minster of Health, Colonel Remy Lamah, as well as representatives from Doctors without Borders, French Red Cross, and other agencies working to eradicate Ebola in Guinea.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Vick may lose signing bonus

first_imgThe loss of Vick may hurt the team in other ways. Monday night’s preseason opener against Cincinnati will be the first chance for the team to learn if Vick’s departure hurts attendance at the Georgia Dome. Vick wears the biggest-selling jersey in team history and is given much credit for the team’s 51 consecutive sellouts. Chiefs name Huard Damon Huard, who has spent his career backing up some of the NFL’s top quarterbacks, is finally No. 1. Coach Herm Edwards said the 11-year veteran will start for the Kansas City Chiefs. Huard hadn’t started a game since 2000, but went 5-3 last season after Trent Green was injured in the season opener. After Green demanded a trade to Miami this spring because he thought coaches planned to hand the job to Brodie Croyle, Huard spent the summer battling the second-year player from Alabama for the job. Weather is the winner The stadium lights dimmed while Kyle Boller’s throw was in mid-air.The pass was incomplete – just like the game at Landover, Md. With more lightning on the way, officials decided enough was enough. The exhibition between the Baltimore Ravens and Washington Redskins was halted with 11:38 remaining in the third quarter, giving the Redskins an abbreviated, 13-7, win. Lightning had already delayed the opening kickoff by more than an hour, and the weather radar was one big multicolored tapestry of dangerous storms when play was stopped for good at 11:05 p.m. Fifty minutes later, the NFL commissioner’s office determined the game would not resume. Exhibitions Chargers 33, Cardinals 31: Philip Rivers completed 20 of 29 passes for 282 yards and two touchdowns and Nate Kaeding kicked four field goals for San Diego at Glendale, Ariz. Kaeding booted the game-winner from 37 yard out with 2 seconds to go. ETC.: Arizona running back Edgerrin James was held out of the game. Marcel Shipp started in James’ place. San Diego running back LaDainian Tomlinson also was held out, missing his third straight game. Bears 31, 49ers 28: Rex Grossman passed for 211 yards and two touchdowns in the first half to lead the Bears at Chicago. ETC.: The Bears held Pro Bowl defensive tackle Tommie Harris out of the game. Harris, who suffered a season-ending hamstring injury last December, has been practicing but has not played during the preseason. Buccaneers 31, Dolphins 28: Jeff Garcia saved his best for last. Garcia played three series and he helped Tampa Bay beat the Dolphins in Miami with a 26-yard touchdown to Joey Galloway on his final pass. Colts 37, Lions 10: Peyton Manning appeared to be in midseason form, throwing three first-half touchdowns and helping the Super Bowl champion Colts to a rout of Detroit in Indianapolis. Jets 20, Giants 12: Kellen Clemens came off the bench in the second half and engineered two third-quarter touchdown drives against the Giants’ backups to lead the Jets to a victory at East Rutherford, N.J. Seahawks 30, Vikings 13: Matt Hasselbeck, playing for the first time since he had a single series in the exhibition opener two weeks ago, completed 12 of 17 passes for 129 yards and threw an interception in the Seahawks’ victory at Seattle. Texans 28, Cowboys 16: Matt Schaub threw second-quarter touchdown passes to Andre Johnson and Jacoby Jones to lead the Texans past Dallas at Houston. Browns 17, Broncos 16: Brady Quinn was efficient and effective for the second straight game for Cleveland, throwing a touchdown pass to Joshua Cribbs to break a 10-10 tie in the third quarter at Denver. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Though Falcons officials wouldn’t discuss their plans Saturday, the team is expected to follow Goodell’s suggestion and attempt to recoup the money from Vick. The process will remain private. “We’re not going to talk at all in any detail about any of that,” Falcons spokesman Reggie Roberts said Saturday night. The fact Vick remains on the team’s roster may be the best indication of the plans. For the team to make a legal claim to recover money under the CBA, Vick must remain on the roster, even though he is suspended. The Falcons already have some financial relief. The team will not have to pay Vick’s $6 million base salary this season, and they can add a player to replace Vick, since he is on the suspended list. The bad news for the team: Vick still counts about $8.5 million against the team’s salary cap for this season. From news services The Atlanta Falcons apparently are not through with Michael Vick yet – not when the team still hopes to recover millions of dollars it already paid the quarterback. Vick was suspended indefinitely without pay by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on Friday, only hours after Vick acknowledged his guilt to some dogfighting charges. In announcing the suspension, Goodell also opened the way for the Falcons to attempt to recover $22 million of Vick’s signing bonus from the 10-year, $130 million contract he signed in 2004. “I have advised the Falcons that, with my decision today, they are no longer prohibited from acting and are now free to assert any claims or remedies available to them under the Collective Bargaining Agreement or your NFL Player Contract,” Goodell said Friday. last_img read more

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COOKING EVENING TO CELEBRATE LIFE OF TRAGIC LOCAL CHEF

first_imgAn evening of cooking demonstrations and stories celebrating the life and career of a much loved local chef will take place in the Redcastle Hotel, Moville on October 17.Food lovers and cooking enthusiasts will learn tips and tricks from cooking demonstrations on the night by ‘The No Salt Chef’ Brian McDermott’.Talented chef James Rehill from Muff, passed away last October from Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy. His short but impressive career spans from Muff across some Donegal’s best restaurants before moving over to a 2 Michelin starred Restaurant in a Scotland hotel, then back to another Michelin starred restaurant in Waterford.James’ family, friends and colleagues will share their fond memories of him as they explore the three stages of his career.    Tickets for the event are on sale in Muff at Thomas McColgan Butchers, Lynch’s Butchers , Spar, Harkin’s and The Squealing Pig. In Carndonagh at Claire the Bakers. In Ballyliffin at Nancy’s Barn Coffee Shop and in Moville from the Brian McDermott Cookery School. You can find out more about the event on Facebook at James Rehill Memorial, on twitter @JamesRehillMemorial or email at jamesrehillmemorial@gmail.com COOKING EVENING TO CELEBRATE LIFE OF TRAGIC LOCAL CHEF was last modified: September 23rd, 2013 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:chefcooking demonstrationjames rehilllast_img read more

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Around Whittier

first_imgWHITTIER – A Whittier police officer used a stun gun to subdue an outraged autistic man at his home early Sunday morning, officials said. Officers went to an apartment in the 7600 block of Bright Avenue at about 2:45 a.m. in response to a call from the mother of an autistic man, who said her son was destroying the apartment and slamming his head into walls, said Whittier police Officer Jason Zuhlke. When officers arrived, the man’s head was bleeding. He ran toward officers and they struggled. The man grabbed the officer’s baton and opened it, Zuhlke said. Another officer fired a stun gun at the man. He fell to the ground, and officers handcuffed him, said Zuhlke. He was taken to Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center for treatment. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’Suspects sought in double shooting SANTA FE SPRINGS – Officers are searching for the gunmen in a possibly gang-related shooting, said Whittier police Officer Jason Zuhlke said Monday. Gunshots were fired at two Whittier men driving east on Foxley Drive from Santa Fe Springs Road at 12:30 a.m. Sunday, Zuhlke said. The vehicle was hit by bullets from a rifle and a semiautomatic handgun. One man was hit in the arm and the other was shot in the abdomen, he said. They drove to Whittier Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital, said officials. No suspects were identified, and the victims were not cooperative with police, Zuhlke said. 2-man fight ends with arrest WHITTIER – A verbal argument allegedly over domestic abuse turned physical when a man picked up a metal fan lying on the sidewalk and hit his mother’s boyfriend on the head with it, police said. Whittier police were called to the Budget Inn, 14044 Whittier Blvd. at 10:45 p.m. Saturday because of an argument between two men outside the building, said Officer Jason Zuhlke. After being hit with a steel fan, the mother’s boyfriend ran back into the hotel room, said Zuhlke. The other man tried to kick in the front door, and did not respond to officers telling him to stop, Zuhlke said. Officers hit the man with a baton and were then able to take him into custody, said Zuhlke. Michael Moreno, 25, of Whittier was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, Zuhlke said. Robbery suspect sought by police WHITTIER – Police are searching for a man who robbed J.C. Penney store in the Whittier Town Center. A man with a shaved head and a goatee beard pretended to purchase a tie in the store at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, said Officer Jason Zuhlke. “He demanded money from the cashier,” said Zuhlke. “He fumbled with his waistband and threatened to kill the cashier.” The cashier gave him $170 in cash, and he ran out the north doors, Zuhlke said. The robber is a white, heavy-set man, with a shaved head. He was wearing a black shirt and blue jeans. Anyone with information about the crime should call (562) 945-8250. Volunteers needed to clean up school PICO RIVERA – Montebello Gardens School, 4700 Pine St., invites parents and residents to take part in a day-long campus beautification project from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Volunteers will be painting, planting and generally sprucing up the school. There will be musical entertainment, free hot dogs and popcorn, prizes and raffles. For more information, call (562) 463-5191. – From staff reports160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Lukaku stars as Scotland beaten, late goals in Wales and Northern Ireland games

first_img 5 5 Conor Washington was looking to impress for Northern Ireland deals no dice Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star Roberto Martinez’s all-star team, ranked number one in the world, have won four out of four Group I fixtures while the Scots have six points from 12 and host Russia and Belgium in their next qualifying double-header in September, their task of qualifying for a major tournament for the first time since 1998 not becoming any easier.Hungary 1-0 WalesManchester United-bound winger Daniel James created Wales’ best chance of the opening half-hour.James went on a superb 50-yard run down the left flank before feeding Tom Lawrence for a shot which was held by Hungary goalkeeper Peter Gulascsi.Hungary carried a real threat from set-pieces and Dominik Szoboszlai headed wide before Holender was inches away from applying the final touch to Adam Szalai’s cross.Hungary and Wales remained goalless at the break. Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Hungary took an 80th-minute lead when Wales failed to clear the ball in their penalty area and Patkai fired home.Allen had earlier preserved the 0-0 scoreline with an acrobatic goal-line clearance with the Hungarians convinced the ball had crossed the line.Belarus 0-1 Northern IrelandConor Washington, firmly in the shop window after being released by Sheffield United, wasted little time in showing an attacking threat, dragging a shot narrowly wide from the edge of the area in the fourth minute.It signalled a strong start to the game from Northern Ireland, who were able to keep Belarus pegged back for large periods, applying pressure to the home defence with a string of corners and free-kicks. Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ 5 Mistakes were creeping in at the other end though, with Belarus close to capitalising on a mix-up when Denis Polyakov sent in a dangerous cross which Corry Evans did well to head behind under pressure.Craig Cathcart and Bailey Peacock-Farrell then had to scramble the ball away from two corners that followed before Polyakov tried a curling effort which was perhaps closer to the post than Peacock-Farrell realised.But neither goalkeeper would be tested before the break as the sides went in goal-less.Northern Ireland made a bright start to the second half. First a Jones cross from the left caused chaos as it span away from the goalkeeper. Magennis got a touch to play it back to McNair but his control let him down and Belarus scrambled it away.But Northern Ireland kept the pressure on and Washington brought a decent save from Gutor with a driven effort. 5 Getty Gareth Bale started for Wales against Hungary Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Paddy McNair scored a late winner for Northern Ireland LATEST Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Belgium 3-0 ScotlandSteve Clarke’s side defended with a mixture of diligence and desperation in this 2020 European Championship qualifier only for all the good work to be undone just before half-time when a lapse of concentration ended with striker Romelu Lukaku heading in a cross from skipper Eden Hazard.In truth, the goal had been coming and the Manchester United striker added a second in the 57th minute with a strike and Steve Clarke’s side had to work hard to prevent further damage before Kevin De Bruyne added a third in the final minute. LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS REAL DEAL Getty 5 In what was proving a tight contest, Joe Allen volleyed wide from 25 yards and Hungary centre-back headed Balazs Dzsudzsak’s corner into side netting.But chances were very much at a premium with defences on top.Gareth Bale missed a glorious chance on the hour after Wales produced the best football of the match.Brooks swerved away from his marker to free Lawrence and he squared the ball to leave Bale with only Gulacsi to beat.But Bale scooped his shot weakly and Gulacsi collected easily. Wales had lost Ampadu to injury soon after the restart and he was replaced by Matthew Smith. Ethan Ampadu had to come off with an injury REPLY Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Getty Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Steve Clarke was handed his first defeat as Scotland manager thanks to a Romelu Lukaku double.The Manchester United striker continued his fine form in a Belgium shirt with a brace in their Euro 2020 qualifier.Kevin De Bruyne was also on the scoresheet as Clarke’s side were beaten 3-0 in Brussels.Wales conceded late on to lose at Hungary while Northern Ireland benefited from a late goal to win in Belarus. Belarus responded as Lewis was booked for a foul on Igor Shitov in a dangerous position, but Stuart Dallas, just on for Magennis, cleared the free-kick with his first touch.Barely a minute later, Northern Ireland’s defenders converged on Belarus substitute Denis Laptev to block his shot from the penalty spot.Just when it looked as though Northern Ireland would not find a breakthrough, Paddy McNair popped up with his first international goal.The Middlesbrough man took the ball from Jones on the left, skipped over the challenge of Kisylak and drove the ball under Gutor. gameday cracker shining Getty Getty Romelu Lukaku scored twice against Scotland tense last_img read more

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Hamilton manager: Draw felt like a defeat after late penalty save

first_imgMartin Canning said he felt Hamilton Accies’ goalless draw against Dundee United felt like a defeat after seeing a late penalty saved.Ali Crawford saw a late spot kick saved by United goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima, as both sides had to settle for a 0-0 draw in the Premiership clash.Canning said: “I would rather have had all three points. There wasn’t a lot in the game, it was a bit of a tense match, and I think you could see what was at stake at this point in the season.“For us it’s pleasing because it’s the fourth clean sheet in five games, which is a positive, but to miss a penalty late in the game feels like we lost. “The boys put so much into the game and, had we won, it would have been a big three points for us.“However, every point is valuable at this stage in the season and it would have been great to have won, but more importantly that was a game not to lose.“It keeps a wee run going, having drawn with Hearts, beaten Kilmarnock, and it would have been nice to win, but we’ll take the point and move on.”last_img read more

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SHS Class of 91 Seeking Classmates

first_imgIf you have any information regarding address or contact information, please email Jamie Richardson at j55richardson@yahoo.com or call (812) 620-9474. In preparation for their upcoming 25 year class reunion, the Salem High School Class of 1991 is searching for the following classmates:Josh AndersonLarry BryantZanya CaudillMichael ColwellJeremy DoddsChristy (Edwards) SargentJulie (Fleenor) FlamionScott GulasaLuke GumaeliusMelissa (Hayes) BurlingtonFrank MarlingMitchell OoleyJohn SmithShelly (Spicer) Burlingtonlast_img read more

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There’s a New Calvin Klein Sweater That’s Just Sleeves . . . and It’s $2,100

first_imgThe latest ridiculous item is a new Calvin Klein sweater that’s missing a key component:  The torso.  Yes, the sweater is JUST SLEEVES.  The part that goes over your torso is just a thin, sheer, see-through material. It’s not just you, fashion IS getting stupider. And how much do they want for, basically, a pair of sleeves?  $2,165.  But the one website that’s selling it says it’s currently sold out.last_img

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NCDOT Drone Workshops Returning in 2018

first_imgThe N.C. Department of Transportation’s Division of Aviation is bringing back its popular series of drone workshops for 2018.In 2017, over 500 attendees at four free workshops learned about drone flight operations, data management and dozens of various applications for government and commercial users.  Presenters also provided updates on the latest changes in federal and state drone regulations and gave live flight demonstrations.The first workshop of the year will take place in Dallas in Gaston County on Jan. 24.  It will focus on the use of drones by public safety agencies such as police and fire departments, and will only be open those in the public safety sector.“Drone technology is quickly advancing and so are the possibilities for a business or government organization interested in using one,” said Basil Yap, unmanned aircraft systems program manager for NCDOT.  “The folks in attendance can expect to come away with a realistic understanding of the possible applications for drone technology and what it takes to effectively implement drones into their operations.”NCDOT hopes to continue to use these workshops to show that this emerging technology can be safe and beneficial.Exact location and dates for other workshops are still being determined. Anyone interested in attending a future workshop can stay in the loop by signing up for the NCDOT UAS events email list.last_img read more

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Robotics: Collaborative Robots (or CoBots) on the Rise

first_imgIndustrial robots have had a history of working in environments isolated from humans.  Often industrial robots were designed to do work that was dangerous or difficult for humans to do.  The current generation of robots though are increasingly being designed to work alongside humans to augment the work that they do.  This type of robot is being called a collaborative robot or a ‘cobot’.  We’ve discussed cobots previously.Lucas Apa, IOActive researcher, said that “this is not the case with the latest generation collaborative robots, or cobots. They function with co-workers in shared workspaces while respecting safety standards. This generation of robots works hand-in-hand with humans, assisting them, rather than just performing automated, isolated operations. Cobots can learn movements, ‘see’ through HD cameras, or ‘hear’ through microphones to contribute to business success.”Dan Kara, Research Director of Robotics at ABI Research, said that “although industrial robots have found much success supporting manufacturing operations, the usefulness of these same systems has been limited by their high costs, complex programming, inflexibility, and inability to work in close association with humans. As a result, the market for collaborative robots, human-scale systems that are easy to set up and program, are capable of being used by workers with a wide range of qualification levels, can support multiple types of automation, and can work safely in close proximity to human workers, is very active at this time.”last_img read more

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