As the snow melts, take a look around you, especially on I-890 coming into Schenectady, and try to count the papers and other items of garbage coming into view along the roadside.Isn’t there a $500 fine for littering? A lot could be accomplished if that law was only sometimes enforced.Earth Day (April 22) is one day, but should be practiced every day. It’s well worth the effort to take some time to respect and be kind to the Earth and to each other so this would be a nicer place to live.Gina SauterScotiaMore from The Daily Gazette:Schenectady teens accused of Scotia auto theft, chase; Ended in Clifton Park crash, Saratoga Sheriff…EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidation Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion
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Ministry of Health Reminds Public Of Leptospirosis Outbreak.
17 Views no discussions The Ministry of Health continues to urge the general public to be very vigilant in preventing the increase of leptospirosIs on the island.Brochures on Leptospirosis are available at the Health Promotion Resource Centre. LocalNews Ministry of Health Reminds Public Of Leptospirosis Outbreak. by: – May 17, 2011 The Ministry of Health in Dominica wishes to inform the general public that the outbreak of Leptospirosis announced by the Ministry last year has not yet subsided.While most of the cases have recovered completely there were two confirmed deaths from Leptospirosis. This is of much concern to the Ministry. Although a variety of mammals worldwide harbor the infection, in Dominica the most common carriers of Leptospirosis are rats, dogs and livestock. Humans do not transmit the infection to others.Humans become infected through contact with water, food or soil containing urine from infected animals.A person suffering from Leptospirosis usually present with fever chills, eye redness, headache and muscle ache.Severe cases of the illness can result in liver damage and jaundice (yellowing of the skin and whites of eyes), kidney failure, damage to the lungs, bleeding in the brain and death. The non severe form of the disease can be easily confused with other diseases such as the common flu, and dengue fever. A laboratory test is needed to confirm a suspected case.The Ministry of Health urges clinicians to consider the diagnosis of Leptospirosis in patients who complain of flu-like symptoms and have been exposed to the urine of rats or other animals.People traditionally at highest risk for Leptospirosis have been those engaged in certain occupations such as farmers, veterinarians, sanitation and sewer workers. Persons involved in food preparation may be exposed to rat-contaminated surroundings when hygienic measures are unsatisfactory. Campers and hikers exposed to rat contaminated water and soil are also at risk for developing the disease.The Rodent Reduction Program in Dominica is ongoing. Environmental Health Officials have commenced the Rodent Reduction Program in some Health Districts and the program will be extended to the other health districts in the near future.The Ministry of Health is continuing the implementation of an action plan developed to respond effectively to the situation and advises the public to take the following measures.Avoid contact with surfaces and water sources that may be contaminated with rat urineKeep your home and its surroundings clean and free of garbageAvoid leaving food where rats or rodents could get to it. Keep food in covered containersPrevent access to rats by erecting rodent-proof fences and screens and ensure possible household entry places are blocked offFarmers should ensure that animal feeds are stored in rat-proof containersWear protective clothing, shoes and gloves to avoid coming into contactwith contaminated surfaces, water source or food.Seek medical attention if you suspect you have any symptoms of Leptospirosis.
P168-K ‘shabu’ seized
Aside from suspected illegal drugs, atotal of P12,780 cash and three cellphones were also recovered from them,police said. Quirogo’s car was impounded, too. BACOLOD City – Five sachets ofsuspected shabu valued around P168,000 were seized in a sting operation inBarangay Binicuil, Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental. The 38-year-old Jeoffrey Quirogo,50-year-old Myrna Sanchez, 43-year-old Edcel Salgado, and 48-year-old CarlitoNueva Espaňa Jr. yielded the suspected illegal drugs, a police report showed. They were detained in lockup facilityof the Kabankalan City police station, facing charges for violation of RepublicAct 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002./PN The suspects were nabbed after theysold a sachet of suspected shabu to an undercover officer around 3:30 p.m. onFriday, the report added.
US women football league planning month-long tournament
RelatedPosts US judge blocks Trump’s postal rules that could disrupt election US to divert outstanding 2020 WHO dues – Official US extends travel ban on North Korea The National Women’s Soccer League in the US is set to move forward with plans for a month-long, single-city NWSL tournament starting in late June.The tournament will take place at Rio Tinto Stadium and Zions Bank Stadium in suburban Salt Lake City, Utah, with “regular” COVID-19 testing expected for all participants. Already, some team members are expected to arrive as early as next week.However, a spokeswoman for the NWSL declined to comment.The news comes as teams and leagues across North America explore how – and when – they can return to competition.The bulk of professional sports calendar has been on hold worldwide since March.NASCAR returned to action on Sunday and the PGA Tour is expected to resume next month after putting on a charity two-on-two match on Sunday as well. Other leagues, including the NHL and the NBA, have not yet set plans for resuming their seasons.Reuters/NAN.Tags: TournamentUS National Women’s Soccer LeagueusaWomen’s football
Pardew: We are not in control
Press Association Pardew angrily rejected an initial £10million bid from Arsenal for Cabaye on Monday, a matter of hours before his side kicked off their new Barclays Premier League campaign with a 4-0 defeat at Manchester City. But the Gunners and Paris St-Germain are both reportedly poised to make improved bids while Pardew battles to add to his squad as he heads towards the final week of the transfer window. Pardew said: “We’re the sort of club that is not in the bracket where we can dictate a transfer. “We sometimes have to respond, because we are not in the position where we have got the luxuries of Tottenham or Liverpool. “For us, we’re poised waiting to see what happens, and we want to make sure we bring in one or two players that affect our first team.” Pardew spent part of this week meeting Magpies owner Mike Ashley in the south of France to mull over potential new targets, but he is acutely aware time is running out to strike more deals, with on-loan Loic Remy still the club’s only signing of the summer. Pardew added: “This is the big week where everything comes up. I do think there will be business this week across the board, and I certainly hope we’re part of it.” In a week Pardew described as “not the easiest”, few things irritated him more than the timing of Arsenal’s offer for Cabaye, which unsettled the player to such an extent he was left out of the mauling at City. Pardew has still not decided whether to include Cabaye against West Ham at St James’ Park on Saturday, but his hand may be forced by injuries to both Jonas Gutierrez and Cheick Tiote. Pardew added: “I think the situation with Yohan is an ongoing situation and we will take each day as it comes. “There’s been one bid and I’ve turned that down, and that’s really all I’m going to comment on that today.” Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has warned Magpies fans they could face more pain in the transfer market as he struggles to hang on to star French midfielder Yohan Cabaye.
Charges Announced in New York Against Billionaire Jeffery Epstein
Federal prosecutors in New York are laying out sex trafficking charges against politically connected billionaire Jeffrey Epstein.New York U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman said Epstein forced underage girls to perform sex acts on him at his mansion in Manhattan. Berman wants Epstein detained until his trial because of his vast resources he is considered a flight risk.Epstein is charged with creating a network allowing him to sexually exploit and abuse dozens of underage girls. Some of the girls were as young as 14-years-old.The 66-year-old is alleged to have paid underage girls hundreds of dollars in cash for massages which investigators say they performed nearly naked. He is also charged with then molesting them at homes in Florida and New York. If you believe you are a victim of Jeffrey Epstein or have any information about his alleged illegal behavior, you are advised to call the FBI at 1-800-CALL-FBI.
Hat-trick Brewster fires England into U17 World Cup final
RHIAN Brewster scored a hat-trick to send England Under-17s into the U17 World Cup football final with a 3-1 victory over Brazil in Kolkata on Wednesday.Liverpool’s Brewster took his tally to seven goals for the tournament as he scored twice in the first half and then again in the 76th minute.Wesley had levelled for Brazil in the 21st minute but England responded well to secure their place in a second major final of the year, where they will face Spain after they beat Mali 3-1 in the other other semi-final.Revenge will be on the cards on Saturday as well as Spain beat England in the final of the European Championship earlier this year.But Steve Cooper’s side should go into the match full of confidence after an impressive performance in hot and humid conditions against Brazil, who had not previously conceded a goal from open play at the tournament.Brazil started the game on the front foot but fell behind in the 10th minute as Callum Hudson-Odoi chipped over the defence for Brewster to fire in at the second attempt.The lead did not last long as, after both Lincoln and Vitao missed from close range, Wesley finished into the corner after Curtis Anderson could only palm a shot out into the box.Both teams missed good chances to score next – Joel Latibeaudiere heading wide for England from a corner and Brenner failing to hit the target from a one-on-one opportunity.But it was England who struck before half-time as Steven Sessegnon made an overlapping run and crossed for Brewster to finish.(Sky Sports)
WG track battles C-NS; Westhill boys take first loss
Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Westhill saw its undefeated boys track team toppled by Chittenango, the Bears prevailing 73-68 despite two wins apiece from Tom Howard, Dan Washburn and Elliot Rouse.Howard was first in the 100 (11.7 seconds) and 200 (23.7 seconds), with Washburn taking the mile in 4:41 flat and the 3,200 in 10:17.7 as Rouse went 19’3” in the long jump and cleared 6 feet in the high jump.Evan Ballard, with a discus throw of 110’6”, edged Charlie Doebert (106 feet) as Ben Helfeld won the shot put with 43’5”. Will Remillard tied for first in the pole vault, clearing 7’6”.The Westhill girls remained perfect, beating Chittenango 90-51 with two wins from three separate athletes, including Ashley Heffernan, who claimed the 100 hurdles in 16.1 seconds and the pole vault by clearing 9 feet as Ella Markham topped 8 feet.Lennah Abraham threw the discus 95’10 ½” and the shot put 30’4”, with Angie Mesa-Espinosa going 14’9 ¼” in the long jump and 12.7 seconds to win the 100 sprint.Other wins went to Lauren Bendall in the 400 hurdles, and Ashley Bolesh in the triple jump as Madison Schierer cleared 4’6” in the high jump. The Warriors were also victorious in the 4×100 (52.6 seconds) and 4×400 (4:19.2) relays.Jordan-Elbridge had its boys team fall to Hannibal 75-65, though Marion Quigley won the long jump by going 20’4” and the 100 in 11.4 seconds, with second-place efforts in the 110 and 400 hurdles.Derek Quigley won the pole vault, clearing 10’6”, while Logan Kinney claimed the 200 in 24.4 seconds. And the Eagles managed to sweep the 4×100 (46.9), 4×400 (3:48.0) and 4×800 (9:00.0) relays. As April ended and May started, area high school track and field teams knew that the most crowded and decisive stretch of the season lay straight ahead.West Genesee went up against powerful Cicero-North Syracuse Wednesday and lost both sides of that meet to the Northstars, but did sweep Nottingham to gain a split of the three-team event.WG’s girls beat Nottingham 116-2 to make up for the 90-51 defeat to C-NS, and the Wildcats did quite well in the sprints. Caitlin Mills was first in the 100-meter dash in 13.36 seconds, with Sandy Gardino taking the 200-meter dash in 27.61 seconds. Mills, Gardino, Olivia Becker and Natalie Keiling were victorious in the 4×100 relay in 51.92 seconds.Elsewhere, Natalie Buckhout won the 3,000-meter run in 11:19.61, with Vivian Youmans throwing the discus 80’4”. Becker finished second in both the 100 hurdles and triple jump.In the boys meet, West Genesee beat Nottingham 92-48, but fell 102-39 to C-NS. John Henri Youmas was second in the shot put (39 feet) and discus (103’3”), with Esisas Brumfield second in the 100 in 12 seconds flat, but helping Jakob Petrocci, Patrick Peris and Hunter Wellington win the 4×100 in 45.86 seconds. Tags: track and fieldWest GeneseeWesthill
Friendship & Leadership
Perhaps it’s fitting that Undergraduate Student Government President Mikey Geragos and Vice President Vinnie Prasad went to Disneyland on Friday as one of the last events of their term, which ends today. They are, after all, not just co-leaders but close friends.When reflecting on the past year, Geragos said he still remembers when he first thought about asking Prasad to run with him.“I texted Vinnie the exact text someone going on an awkward blind date would text,” Geragos said with a laugh. “It was like, ‘Hey, want to meet for coffee?’”Of course, Prasad said he had figured out Geragos’s intentions. Though Geragos had heard rumors about Prasad running for president himself, Prasad said he knew immediately what his answer would be.“There were people who were really pushing me to run for president, but it just didn’t feel right for me,” Prasad said. “When Mikey approached me, that felt right.”The day after the two made the decision, they were up and running their campaign and working on their plans.Both Geragos and Prasad were members of USG all four years of their college careers and see it as the defining factor of their college experience.Both praise the other for unique attributes that carry over into the duties of their jobs. Geragos spoke at length about Prasad’s holistic perspective when analyzing issues that affect the USG’s operations, while Prasad said Geragos is excellent at developing strong relationships with administrators.“I love how we work together,” Geragos said.Geragos said one major accomplishment is their work on the “Village at USC” plan. He believes the plan’s progress shows the work students can accomplish when they truly care about issues on campus. Prasad agreed that working with city officials was a rewarding experience.“It was fun going down to City Hall and getting to speak on behalf of the students and their views,” Prasad said.Moreover, Geragos and Prasad made it their goal to increase USG’s social media and Internet presence. They launched a new website that hosts all the information about on-campus initiatives and established a weekly newsletter, along with increasing USG’s likes on Facebook and followers on Twitter.Nick Kosturos, the director of leadership funding for USG, said Geragos and Prasad’s leadership allowed USG to give more funding to student organizations than ever before. More than $250,000 were distributed to various student organizations from funding board allocations.“The funding we were able to give out and better distribute because of their leadership went to student organizations for philanthropy, leadership, professional, academic and discretionary purposes,” Kosturos said.Geragos and Prasad also restructured the organization to better detail each department’s duties. Kosturos said they changed the definitions of each committee and created a more even workload.“[Geragos and Prasad] led a huge restructuring effort to make USG more efficient and better able to serve the student body — this much-needed reorganization will be going into effect next year,” Kosturos said.In the past year, USG has streamlined the structure of its advocacy groups. In addition, Geragos and Prasad advocated for the building of The Village at USC, a renovation project which was approved by the city in December. Geragos and Prasad said while they will not necessarily experience the benefits of the Village they understand that planning for the future is an important part of their job.“There are moments when you’re focusing so much time on stuff that is not going to effect you,” Geragos said.They both look forward to coming back and seeing how their work has grown. Prasad said they are so used to “putting out fires every week” that it would be fun to come back in the office with less stress.“The hardest part of the student government is that you have only a year in charge of organization,” Geragos said. “No one cares as much as you do about the organization or the success that you have, so at times it can be frustrating doing the work you feel has sometimes gone unnoticed.”Overall, Geragos would describe the whole, sometimes hectic, term as a “learning experience.”“We were constantly learning and constantly becoming more self-aware and more understanding of who we are truly as people, and more specifically as leaders,” Geragos said.Prasad also said he learned more about decision-making, taking others’ ideas into account and communication.“Even if something is a brilliant idea in my head, it doesn’t mean that it is a brilliant idea for other people,” Prasad said.After graduation, Geragos is planning on applying to law school, while Prasad is going to work as an economic consultant and thinks that he will eventually go back to school to get a master’s in business administration.But, until then, the two can take a sigh of relief and many more joint Disneyland trips as their yearlong term of wearing suits and improving the organization draws to a close.
Tipp trainer loses out in Naas feature
The first was off at quarter to one and was won by Social Riser at a price of 5/2.The 1.20 was won by the Tipp trained Kitten Rock. Ballynonty’s Eddie O’Grady saw the horse come in as the 4/7F. Russian Bill took the 2.30 at a price of 13/8. The 3.05 was won by A Grey Matter 5/2Kilmurry Kid took the 3.40 at a price of 4/1. The last race of the meet is off at ten past four that was won by the Gordon Elliot trained Tombstone at a price of 100/30. Michael O’Leary’s Gigginstown House Stud were expected to win the feature Grade 2 Woodlands Park 100 Club Novice Chase at Naas today but it was with hot favourite Rule The World who is trained by Tipperary’s Michael ‘Mouse’ Morris.Instead it was their apparent second string Wounded Warrior who carried their colours to victory. Wounded Warrior stayed on powerfully under Paul Carberry and had nine and a half lengths to spare over Rule The World to win the 1.55 race.