The Delightful Buzz of Summer: Dr. Ankeney of Kasier Permanente Talks…

first_imgFacebook5Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Geoffrey Ankeney, MD, Kaiser Permanente Olympia Medical CenterThe sun has finally decided to grace Thurston County, which means it’s actually summer. Everyone is getting in on the fun! Unfortunately, ‘everyone’ includes bugs.The most annoying of these summer friends is mosquitoes. The name derives from Spanish for “little fly.” And they are, technically, just flies. They’re also parasites that are particularly well-adapted to sucking blood from their hosts. In fact, the prestigious journal Nature published an opinion stating that mosquitoes are good at nothing else in nature with the singular exception of acquiring blood from other organisms.It’s only the female that sucks blood; the males are happy with nectars and other plant juices. And nobody’s safe: mosquitoes will suck the blood of all kinds of mammals, birds, reptiles, even some fish. In all cases, the amount of blood taken causes no harm to the host. The problem is that the insect needs to inject saliva, filled with proteins, to successfully steal the blood.You may be wondering, “Why do you gotta spit on me when you’re ALSO stealing my blood?” The answer gets back to the Nature article, which pointed out that mosquitoes are REALLY good at this. Female mosquito saliva has a protein that inhibits blood clotting, another that inhibits platelets, and one that causes vasodilation, or dilating the veins. One thing the proteins in mosquito saliva do NOT stop, unfortunately, is release of histamine from activated mast cells, which then cause the itchy bumps on the skin.Here’s a fun fact: there’s a name for that skin reaction: “Skeeter Syndrome.” No joke. You can even find it in the medical literature. But skeeter syndrome isn’t the real problem with mosquitoes, it’s the diseases that can be carried in that nasty saliva the bug injects into our blood stream. Everything from Malaria, to yellow fever, Chikungunya, West Nile, dengue, filariasis to Zika, they all end up in our bodies thanks to mosquitoes.You might think these don’t apply to our fine yards here in Washington, but don’t be too sure. There are over 40 different mosquito species in this state, and diseases have been found in them including West Nile virus, western equine encephalitis and St. Louis encephalitis. There are only two kinds of mosquitoes that carry Zika, and a similar number carry malaria, and none of them are found in Washington, thankfully. Yet. But they can always show up.So how do we protect ourselves from this great menace to urban society? We could go with Lewis and Clark’s approach on their trek to the Northwest, and smear ourselves with hog lard (not kidding, look it up). And some people suffer more than others. It’s true that mosquitoes are mini-hematologists, which means they like Type O blood more than the others. Heavy breathing also attracts the bugs, because they can sense carbon dioxide in the air, as well as skin bacteria because mosquitoes are highly sensitive to odors from perspiration. There are 72 odor receptors on mosquito antennaes, and 27 of them are devoted to detecting sweat chemicals.So aside from avoiding exercise so as to keep your breathing to a bare minimum (advice no physician should give), you’re left with bug spray as your main line of defense. There are other implements, like ultrasonic devices, citronella torches and others that may be useful, but have never been proven to work. Same for a long list of natural repellents like wormwood, sagewort, lemon balm, lemon grass, peppermint, cedar oil, camphor, tea tree oil and many, many more. Some may work, many do not, none have conclusive evidence that they work.The synthetic repellents tend to work better, with the chemical DEET (N,N-diethyl-m-toluamide) leading the way. It has been proven to be effective, though it doesn’t last as long as most people think. It needs to be reapplied about every 2-3 hours to work. You can also use a chemical called permethrin on clothing, gear and bed nets. DEET probably isn’t the greatest chemical to have in your system, which is why most authorities recommend the spray formulation instead of the creams that you rub into your skin. DEET in general doesn’t appear to be dangerous, though it has been associated with minor adverse effects in outdoor workers who used it daily for long durations.Therefore, given the risks of everything from “Skeeter Syndrome” to Zika, currently the best bet for enjoying summer evenings in the Great Pacific Northwest is to use a good insect repellent spray containing DEET. One day, Science Magazine may lead the charge to totally eradicate mosquitoes from the face of planet earth. Until then, these “little flies” will be enjoying summer right there with us.last_img read more

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GCCI signs MoU with Canada’s NEIA

first_img…during fact-finding missionA Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was last week signed between the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) and the Newfoundland and Labrador Environmental Industry Association (NEIA), continuing a culture of cooperation and information-sharing relative to investment, trade and economic opportunities between Guyana and Canada.The MoU was signed during a one-week fact-finding mission in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, which saw the participation of a private sector delegation from Guyana. The delegation comprised GCCI President Deodat Indar, Nicholas Boyer, Major General (rt’d) Norman McLean, Captain Gerry Gouveia Jr., Amber Low; and Anand Harrilall, Trade Commissioner at the High Commission of Canada.Guyanese and Canadian officials pose for a photo following the signing of the MoUThe MoU serves to provide a framework for understanding and cooperation between the GCCI and the NEIA for the achievement of their common goals regarding the development of projects and trade in sectors related to clean technology, environment, and the green economy.Under the agreement, both parties have vowed to cooperate for the development of partnership opportunities with respect to business arrangements such as joint ventures, general partnerships, and limited liability partnerships; collaborate to facilitate investment opportunities, trade missions and business delegations between Guyana and Canada; and work together to organise meetings, seminars and similar activities for the purpose of sharing information and expertise.The signing of this MoU between the GCCI and the NEIA is the third in a series of MoUs recently signed by the GCCI.During the one-week fact-finding mission, the Guyanese private sector delegation participated in a number of meetings, round-table discussions, and networking events with entities from the private sector, government departments, industry associations and educational institutions of the Newfoundland and Labrador province.Discussions were held with government officials from the Departments of Tourism, Culture, Industry, and Innovation and Natural Resources, and the St. John’s Board of Trade. The Guyanese delegation then engaged representatives from a number of industry associations, including the Newfoundland and Labrador Oil and Gas Industry Association, Newfoundland and Labrador Environmental Industries Association, Oceans Advance, Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Women Entrepreneurs, and the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Technology Industries.According to a statement from the GCCI, the mission also entailed site visits and tours of the facilities of several companies that provide supplies and services to the oil and gas industry in St. John’s, including Blue Water Group (BWG), Cougar Helicopters, PAL Aerospace, and A. Harvey & Co. Ltd. The Guyanese delegation held discussions with Allswater Marine Consultants, ExxonMobil Canada, McInnes Cooper, College of the North Atlantic, and Offshore Safety and Survival Centre (OSSC) as well.The GCCI said it attaches great importance to the efforts made by the Canadian Government to facilitate engagement between the Canadian and Guyanese private sectors, and recognises that synergies with its Canadian counterparts are not only beneficial to its members, but also work to build the local economy through external partnerships.last_img read more

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Antelope Valley Calendar

first_imgToday Charity: AV Zonta St. Patrick’s Day Brunch What: The Zonta Club of the Antelope Valley will hold its annual St. Patrick’s Day brunch and auction fundraising event March 11. The usual St. Patrick’s Day theme has been enhanced by the addition of “island” decor and entertainment by the Hula Halao O Kanoelani Dance Troupe. Additionally, their mascot, a 6-foot-tall leprechaun, “Paddy O’Furniture,” will again be in attendance. Proceeds from the event are earmarked for the club’s scholarships and service projects. The auctions include a paddle auction, a live auction, a silent auction, a jewelry bazaar, a special item from the Zonta Club of Hilo, Hawaii, and a unique door prize. Reservations are required and prepayment is advised. Cost: $30 for the brunch and $20 for a paddle. For information and reservations, call event chairman Gypsee DiNavarette at (661) 949-0622. When: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Where: Antelope Valley Inn Convention Center, 44051 Sierra Highway, Lancaster Tuesday Clubs: League bowling What: J&J Social and Travel Club will hold its weekly league bowling. For information, call (661) 267-2586. When: 6-8 p.m. Where: Sands Bowl, 43323 Sierra Highway, Lancaster Wednesday Meetings: EyeOpeners Toastmasters What: Toastmasters meet every Wednesday at Crazy Otto’s on Avenue I. You can order a great breakfast and enjoy a great meeting! A great way to improve your speaking and listening skills as well as leadership skills. For more information, e-mail poof1967@aol.com or call (661) 948-1979. When: 7-8:30 p.m. Where: Crazy Otto’s, Avenue I, Lancaster Meetings: Town Hall meeting for seniors What: Medicare beneficiaries and seniors are invited to join High Desert Medical Group for an informal town-hall meeting to discuss available resources in health care. Staffers from both High Desert Medical Group and representatives from Senior Outreach Network will be present to discuss health care choices and health plans that may be able to offer seniors better coordinated coverage. After the meeting, those present will receive a complimentary bucket of golf balls. Refreshments will be served. Reservations are required and seating is limited. R.S.V.P. to (661) 951-3043. When: 2 p.m. Where: Birdies Driving Range and Teaching Academy, 41520 10th St. West, Palmdale Day activities: Free bunny crafts What: Children ages 3 to 11 attending Antelope Valley Mall’s Club Imagination will be able to create a free Easter craft and take it home. Kids who attend will make free “bunny bags” in which they can collect Easter eggs and other holiday goodies. The new location for Club Imagination is in the Courtyard Food Court. Club Imagination is free to all children and meets the second Wednesday of every month. For information, visit www.av-mall.com or call Antelope Valley Mall guest services at (661) 266-9150. When: 4-7 p.m. Where: Antelope Valley Mall Thursday Health: Women’s health seminar What: High Desert Medical Group will present a free women’s health seminar at which attendees will receive valuable information regarding women’s health issues from women’s health professionals. Topics of discussion will include hormone replacement therapy, mammograms and breast self-examinations, weight management and other sensitive women’s issues. After the seminar, there will be a question-and-answer period. This seminar is free to the public and includes dinner. Seating is limited, so reservations are required. For information, or to make a reservation, call (661) 951-3043. When: 6-9 p.m. Where: Holiday Inn, 38630 5th St. West, Palmdale Friday Government: Peace vigil What: Join us for a candlelight peace vigil every Friday. Bring candles/flashlights/signs. We start with daylight and end without. For more information, e-mail ejramblin@gmail.com or poof1967@aol.com When: 5-6 p.m. Where: Corner of 30th Street West and Avenue I, site of the future Veterans Hospital Saturday Day activities: Hall of Fame jockey at Turf Club What: Horse racing enthusiasts can meet Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens during a meet-and-greet appearance at the Fairgrounds satellite wagering facility, the Turf Club. Stevens will be autographing special souvenir postcards, which will be available for purchase. Admission: $5. When: 2-4 p.m. Where: AV Fairgrounds, 2551 W. Ave. H, Lancaster General: Easter Bunny at A.V. Mall What: Antelope Valley Mall will welcome the Easter Bunny on March 17 at the Coutyard Food Court beginning with a free breakfast at 8:30 a.m. for kids ages 2 to 11, courtesy of McDonald’s. Tickets for this breakfast and event can be picked up at guest services while supplies last. Children will have the opportunity to participate in arts and crafts, create balloon animals, have their faces painted and experience a visit from the Easter Bunny. Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf will provide fresh coffee for the adults. Easter Bunny photos are available from March 17 to April 7 (Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday noon to 6 p.m.). Every child who visits the Easter Bunny will receive a free gift. When: 8:30 a.m. Where: Antelope Valley Mall Clubs: St. Patrick’s Day potluck and dance What: J&J Social and Travel Club will have a St. Patrick’s Day potluck and dance party March 17. Bring an Irish or American main dish, salad or dessert, and a beverage to share. Music will be provided by DJ Joanne. For information, call (661) 267-2586 or (661) 265-6518. When: 7 p.m. Where: Home of Mary Jo and Jose Tejeda, 38332 Campos Drive, West Palmdale 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. 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Manchester United agree fee for Lukaku

first_img0Shares0000Everton’s Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku chases the ball during the English Premier League match against Southampton at St Mary’s Stadium in Southampton on November 27, 2016 © AFP/File / Glyn KIRKLONDON, United Kingdom, Jul 8 – Belgian international striker Romelu Lukaku is joining Manchester United for a reported Sh10bn (£75mn), a record fee between British clubs, after a deal waa agreed with Everton on Saturday.The 24-year-old’s signing — which the BBC says includes £15m in add-ons — represents a coup for United and their manager Jose Mourinho whose former club Chelsea had earmarked him as their top striking target for the close season. Going in the opposite direction could well be United and England record goalscorer Wayne Rooney, who was caught on camera by Sky Sports arriving at Finch Farm the Everton training centre on Saturday afternoon.According to press reports the 31-year-old is willing to take a cut in his £13million a year wages to return to his first club, but with the promise of more first team football than at United last year.There are conflicting reports as to whether he would be a makeweight in the Lukaku deal with the BBC claiming he isn’t and will be let go for free and other media outlets suggesting that United might want a fee of £10m for the one year remaining on his contract.It brings Mourinho and Lukaku back together again as the Portuguese manager in his second spell as Chelsea manager had sold him to Everton in 2014 for £28million.United said in a statement it was “delighted to announce a fee has been agreed with Everton for the transfer of Romelu Lukaku, subject to a medical & personal terms.“A further announcement will be made in due course,” added United.Lukaku, who is reported to have been offered wages of over £200,000 a week by United, should have returned to England on Thursday for pre-season training with Everton but instead was pictured training with his close friend and the most expensive player in the world, United midfielder Paul Pogba, who he is on holiday with in Los Angeles.United are due in Los Angeles this weekend for a pre-season tour.According to British media reports the decisive factor in Lukaku’s head being turned towards United and not a return to the club he idolised as a schoolboy Chelsea were Pogba and their agent Mino Raiola.– ‘Most lucrative contract offer’ –Raiola did extremely well out of United last year making an estimated £40m from Pogba’s transfer from Juventus alone while stablemates Henrykh Mkhitaryan and Zlatan Ibrahimovic also joined the ‘Red Devils’.Chelsea reportedly baulked at paying Raiola’s fee for Lukaku’s transfer although they had made a similar offer for the player.Ibrahimovic’s long-term injury suffered in a Europa League match last season and the fading powers of Rooney have made the capture of a top striker imperative for Mourinho.Apparent efforts to sign Real Madrid’s Alvaro Morata came to nothing leading United to switch their attention to Lukaku.Ironically Chelsea may now need to beat a path to Real’s door to try and secure Morata’s services.Conte is not reported to be angry with the Chelsea board but sources have told the British media he feels betrayed by Lukaku especially as he had held several discussions with him since the end of the season.The Italian coach and his backroom staff are yet to sign the new four year contracts they were offered at the end of the campaign.Everton — who have spent freely in the close season — are believed to have hoped to sell Lukaku for closer to £100m which would have made him the world’s most expensive player bettering the £89m that United spent on Pogba last year.As it is, the deal could smash the record for a transfer fee between British clubs — the record is the £50m paid by Chelsea to Liverpool for Fernando Torres in 2011 — and register as the joint-fifth most expensive player of all time.Lukaku, who scored 53 Premier League goals in 110 appearances for the club since his permanent move, declined the most lucrative contract offer in Everton’s history at the end of last season, declaring he wished to play at a higher level.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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MAMA MIA – MULROY COLLEGE ARE READY TO ‘HUFF AND PUFF’ FOR THEIR BIG VARIETY SHOW!

first_imgThe cast of the Mulroy College variety show.They’re getting ready to huff and puff down about Milford.Mulroy College Annual Variety Show takes place this Thursday 18th and Friday 19th December in An Grianan Theatre.This year they are performing scenes from Mama Mia and The Three Little Pigs, along with various individual acts. Don’t miss out, a small number of tickets are available. The students and cast of the show are sure to put on a highly entertaining production.     MAMA MIA – MULROY COLLEGE ARE READY TO ‘HUFF AND PUFF’ FOR THEIR BIG VARIETY SHOW! was last modified: December 15th, 2014 by StephenShare 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:An Grianan TheatredonegalMulroy Collegevariety showlast_img read more

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FORMER FINN HARPS AND FANAD UNITED STRIKER SIGNS FOR INSTITUTE

first_imgDavitt Walsh in action for Nelson Suburbs during his time in New Zealand. Walsh has signed for Irish League outfit Institute.Former Finn Harps star Davitt Walsh has re-signed for Institute following a short stint in New Zealand.Walsh is a decorated striker and has played for a whole host of clubs in both the League of Ireland and the Northern Ireland Premiership.Walsh previously played for Institute as well as Ballymena United and Lisburn Distillery in the Northern Ireland Premiership. While in the League of Ireland Walsh has played for Finn Harps, Derry City, Shelbourne and Bohemians.Paul Kee has snapped up the experienced striker after he cut short his spell with the Nelson Suburbs in New Zealand.Walsh scored 7 goals in nine appearances for the Nelson Suburbs and his impressive form led to him being touted by several clubs in New Zealand’s Premier League.However, Walsh failed to settle and opted to return to home despite his successful spell at the club. Kee will be hoping he can get best from Walsh who has the undoubted quality and class for this level of football.With Institute struggling to find the net since the departure of Stephen O’Flynn, Kee will be hoping he can solve their goal scoring issues.Walsh is not expected to feature in Institute’s crucial match with fellow strugglers Dungannon Swifts on Friday.It’s expected Walsh will not feature for a few weeks until he gets his paperwork from New Zealand sorted with the IFA.  FORMER FINN HARPS AND FANAD UNITED STRIKER SIGNS FOR INSTITUTE was last modified: January 13th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Davitt WalshInstitute FCnewssoccerSportlast_img read more

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GOLF NEWS: JUVENILE GOLFER MICHAEL DOLAN IN SENSATIONAL FORM AT DUNFANAGHY

first_imgDunfanaghy Golf Club Notes:With some fine weather over the last week, the course awoke from it’s winter slumber with a great turnout of golfers. The Wednesday Competition was won by Dan Mulhern with an excellent 40 points. The Saturday 4BBB was won by Mark McCarter and Michael Kelly followed closed by Pat Bonnar and Michael Dunne.The scoring on Sunday was phenomenal with Paul Kelly losing out on a break of tie to Eamonn McGrath, both players having a fantastic score of 63.Congratulations to our Gaeltacht League Team who beat Gweedore 7 ½ to 1 ½. Well done to all the lads and to Ger Dalton, the team captain. The Gaeltacht Final is in Dunfanaghy on the 9th of April. All support is most welcome.Those who played over the last week will have noticed the terrific work which has been done on the course drainage. The course is now bone dry and, for this, great credit must go to Fergus Mullen, Paul McGinley and his greenkeeping staff and to the mastermind of the works, Aidan Fox. As many of you will have seen, the refurbishment works in the bar are well under way and will be finished shortly. The television has also been moved to the bottom right hand corner which makes the bar much more conducive to watching rugby, soccer, golf and other sports events. Please come and enjoy the new surroundings over the coming weeks.Our new chef, Paddy McLaughlin, has also come in for some well deserved praise since his recent arrival at the Club. He is producing some fantastic food and will be on duty every weekend from now until the beginning of Easter. Thereafter food will be available more extensively throughout the week.Competition Results:Wednesday 24th Feb 2016 Open Singles Competition1st: Dan Mulhern  40pts2nd: Denis Mc Clean 39pts bot Gross: Donal Boyle 34pts3rd: Sean Mc Geady 39ptsCategory: Cyril Robinson 37pts botSat 27th Feb 2016 Open 4BBB competition 1st:  Mark Mc Carter/ Michael Kelly  45pts2nd: Pat Bonnar/Michael Dunne  44pts3rd: John Mc Glynn/Tom Wherriy  43pts botSunday 28th Feb 2016 Spring Cup GOY1st: Eamonn Mc Grath 63 bot2nd: Paul Kelly 63 botGross: John Hanna 73 bot3rd: Frank Kelly 631st 9: Charles Roarty Jnr2nd 9: Rodger GreeneJuvenile: Conor Hanna 65Events for the Week Ahead: Wednesday the 3rd March – Open Gents Single S/FSaturday the 6th March – The club will be hosting the North West Alliance so there will be no open competition taking placeSunday the 7th March – The AIB Bowl Singles Stableford (Golfer of the Year) Competition Junior Golf:A large group of Juveniles turned out on a lovely Saturday morning for the first scramble of the year. It was an extremely close affair, with some nerves on display at the last hole. There were some terrific golf shots played, the best of which was from Michael Dolan.  Under the most extreme pressure Michael played a wedge shot from heavy rough to the left of eighteen over the hedge and the bunkers to end some 15 feet from the hole. However the putt was  missed which handed victory to the team of Padraig Doherty, Max Roarty, Cormac Hall and the Team Captain on the day Jack Druce. The boys really enjoyed this competition and no doubt it will be repeated again.Function Room for Private Parties:We have hosted a number of private functions in the clubhouse recently and these have proved to be a great success. If you, or someone you know, is organising a private function please be aware that the clubhouse is available free of charge, with exclusive use for the occasion. So far, the feedback that we have been getting is that the golf club is the ideal venue for parties of up to one hundred people. Please make contact with Sarah if you are interested in holding a function at the clubhouse (074 91 36335)GOLF NEWS: JUVENILE GOLFER MICHAEL DOLAN IN SENSATIONAL FORM AT DUNFANAGHY was last modified: March 1st, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:DunfanaghygolfSportlast_img read more

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Football Drops Home Finale to Dayton, 46-29

first_imgDrake quickly answered on its next drive as Lauer’s nine-yard rushing touchdown ended a 7-play 75-yard drive that took just 3:10 off the clock. Holder Alex Bray saved a broken play on the extra point try as he scampered in for two points to extend lead to 22-7. Dayton, which missed a 50-plus field goal try on its first drive, scored a touchdown with just three seconds left in the opening quarter. The Flyers covered 69 yards on eight plays that was capped by Jake Chisolm’s 9-yard touchdown run. Photo Gallery HTML Box Score Preview Corwin finished with a career-best 306 yards in the air but threw four interceptions. Chisolm rushed for 142 yards and two touchdowns while Cook finished with 74 and two touchdowns. Adam Trautman had 104 yards on eight catches. Prior to the game, Drake honored its 2019 senior class of 15 student-athletes and one equipment manager, before their final appearance at Drake Stadium. Live Stats 1350 ESPN Des Moines DavidsonWildcats.com Fifth-year halfback Drew Lauer rushed for another 100-plus yards with 106 yards on the ground on 21 carries. Lauer, who also accomplished the feat last week in the win over Jacksonville, scored two touchdowns as he surpassed the century mark in a game six times this season. Senior Shane Feller recorded his second 100-plus performance in receiving yards with a career-best 120 yards on four catches with one touchdown. Fifth-year tight end Devin Cates caught seven balls for 70 yards, including an eight-yard touchdown reception, his team-high eighth this year. Senior wide receiver Mitch McFarlane added 55 receiving yards on three catches. Dayton extended its lead on its first drive after halftime going 83 yards on 13 plays using almost seven minutes of the game clock. Cook’s one-yard bootleg touchdown was the final play of the scoring drive. The Flyers later added another touchdown midway through fourth quarter to lead 39-22. Watch Live Drake wasted little time getting on the scoreboard as it scored on the opening drive after a Dayton touchback. Corwin hit Feller for a 51-yard apparent touchdown on the second play of the game. However, the score was called back by a Bulldogs’ illegal block in the back penalty. It didn’t matter though as Drake still marched down the field 75 yards in six plays as Corwin connected with Cates on the final play. PDF Box Score Drake closes the 2019 season at Davidson next Saturday, Nov. 22 at 12 p.m. CDT. Print Friendly Version The Bulldogs added to their lead 14-0 on their very next offensive possession. Lauer’s 13-yard touchdown run capped an impressive 11-play, 65-yard drive that took almost five minutes. Jack Cook cut Drake’s lead with a four-yard touchdown run from under center that capped an 8-play 75-yard drive. Dayton wasn’t done as it tacked on three points after Corwin’s first interception. Drake looked like it would answer getting all the way down Dayton’s 14-yard line after Corwin hit Feller for another big gain. But after a timeout, Corwin’s pass was intercepted by Brandon Easterling, his second of the game, at the goal line and he returned it 100 yards for a game-changing score. The Flyers converted the two-point try to lead 25-22 at halftime. Drake (5-5, 5-2 PFL) held a 22-7 lead late in the second quarter but Dayton (7-3, 5-2 PFL) scored 10 points before halftime and added another 22 straight-points after the break that helped grab control the game. Next Game: Full Schedule Roster Drake stopped the Dayton scoring run when Corwin hit Feller from 22 yards out for a touchdown with 6:13 left in the game. The drive went 75 yards on seven plays in just 1:45. The Bulldogs’ following onside attempt didn’t work as a penalty was called for illegal block as the Flyers took over with good field position at Drake’s 36-yard line. Drake’s defense held and forced a turnover on downs but Corwin was intercepted on the drive. The Flyers added one last touchdown with 1:22 left on the game clock. at Davidson 11/23/2019 – 12 p.m. Story Links DES MOINES, Iowa – Dayton rallied for a 46-29 Pioneer Football League victory over the Drake University football team Saturday afternoon at Drake Stadium.last_img read more

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South African breakthrough for cancer diagnosis

first_img12 November 2015The Aceso machine, designed and developed by Cape Town medical technology company Cape Ray, was officially launched by the Department of Science and Technology at the city’s Groote Schuur Hospital on Thursday, 5 November 2015.The machine, which is undergoing a testing phase at the hospital, is a world- first imaging system that combines mammographic and ultrasound technologies. This does away with the need for multiple screening tests, particularly when analysing dense breast tissue.The R30-million device, funded by the Industrial Development Corporation, allows for the instant detection of even the most microscopic cancer cells.While one in eight women in South Africa are susceptible to developing breast cancer, a more alarming figure is that 40% of these have dense breast tissue, which makes multiple, often painful screenings both difficult and costly, as well as time-consuming. Very often women go for a single screening and receive a negative result yet, without a more in-depth scan of the deep tissue, may remain vulnerable to the disease.Speaking at the launch of Aceso, Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel and Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor agreed that the multimillion- rand innovation was a huge gain for not only South Africa, but also the global medical fraternity and for women, in particular.“This machine will not only provide opportunities for better health care,” Patel said, “but it will provide employment opportunities for the country. I’m excited about the potential this holds for economic development. This shows that innovation can address health care problems and is a demonstration that South Africa has smart ideas for the world.”Cape Ray branched out into private development from the medical technology department at the University of Cape Town in 2010, focusing exclusively on developing new mammography technology. The Aceso, patented and ISO-certified in 2012, has been proven effective and safe in screening for breast cancer. It was tested in clinical trials with more than 50 healthy volunteers and 20 patients with confirmed breast cancer.Dr Kit Vaughan, chief executive of Cape Ray, gave a brief demonstration of the machine, explaining how it produces a low-dose X-ray while using ultrasound simultaneously. This allowed for an almost immediate detection by sight.“With this machine, you can perform the mammographic and ultrasound functions at the same time,” he said. “Not only do you save time, but you don’t have to have two machines, so you save money too. The key about this technology is it can be widely used to reach a large number of people, so it is ideal to use in a public health care setting.”The Groote Schuur test trial screening will continue until next month.Vaughan said that after the trials were completed, the machine would be tested further before being awarded its CE (European Conformity) trademark, which would allow the device to be used in Africa and Europe. It would then need to be approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration for use in that country.Source: CapeRaylast_img read more

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Are Public Objections to Wind Farms Overblown?

first_imgUtility-Scale Wind TurbinesU.S. Onshore Wind: Building on a Strong 2016Commercial-Scale Wind PowerGreen Basics: Residential Wind PowerWind Overtakes Hydro as Top Renewable in U.S.Resisting the Allure of Small Wind TurbinesU.S. Wind Energy Prices Hit an All-Time Low Clearly, community support or opposition could either speed up or slow down the growth of this renewable energy source.And there’s no doubt that fighting about wind power makes for interesting journalism. It’s a story that highlights the conflicts that can arise among local residents and efforts to reap global benefits. While renewable energy is supposed to save the world, questions have arisen regarding its potential impacts on wildlife, public health — in the form of ailments allegedly caused by wind farms — and perceived fears of eroded property values and tourism revenue.In general, we have observed that the media coverage of attitudes toward wind energy tends to be very anecdotal. Vivid stories of suffering dominate the discussion, which is often devoid of fundamental or methodical analysis of public opinion, the severity of the associated annoyances or even the extent of discontent among people living next to or near wind farms. Engagement helpsThere is no magical way to resolve siting conflicts that sometimes arise over wind farms.While turbines may be getting quieter due to technology improvements, they are also getting bigger. Taller towers and longer blades are driving down the cost of energy production and allowing production in areas previously considered uneconomical due to low average wind speeds, such as Delaware, North Carolina, and West Virginia.Since bigger turbines are harder to miss and can be seen from farther away, this change may create more conflict in the future.But no matter what, wind project developers clearly must actively engage, coordinate, and cooperate with local communities and community members. Inclusive and transparent planning processes can dissipate local residents’ fears. Local ownership and financial benefits may help sway nearby residents who would otherwise object to a new wind farm.Taking these steps could help prevent debacles like Cape Wind in the future, as, finally, offshore wind is poised to take off in the U.S. While there is no silver bullet to ensure a wind farm’s successful completion, developers, planners, and other stakeholders should heed the lessons from the large body of rigorous analysis rather than unrepresentative anecdotes about public distaste for wind turbines that often garner media coverage. By JEREMY FIRESTONE, BEN HOEN, and JOSEPH RANDWhile most surveys suggest that the public generally supports wind and solar power, opposition from local communities and residents sometimes blocks or delays specific new projects.Consider the ill-fated Cape Wind offshore project, which was slated to be powering Cape Cod by now. Although Massachusetts has some of the nation’s strongest renewable energy policies, a group of coastal homeowners in that state objected vociferously soon after Cape Wind Associates, the developer, first proposed building it in 2001. They ultimately filed more than a dozen lawsuits over 14 years, creating hassles and delays that along with opposition from other parties doomed it.As renewable energy researchers witnessing similar storylines play out across the country, we wanted to see how much local opposition there is to existing wind farms. With funding from the Energy Department and help from our colleagues, we teamed up to undertake the largest scientific study to date on how people who live near U.S. wind farms perceive them. RELATED ARTICLES center_img Wind rushAs of the end of 2017, about 50,000 utility-scale wind turbines were supplying nearly 7% of the electricity in the U.S. With experts foreseeing another 3,000 turbines per year on average coming online in the years ahead, more and more people will be living near wind farms. Facts vs. anecdotesOur research is meant to help fill that gap. In this Lawrence Berkeley National Lab-led project, we asked 1,700 people living near 250 wind farms across 34 states to tell us how they really felt about being so close to those turbines.We found that as of 2015, more than 1.3 million homes are within five miles of a utility-scale wind turbine, a number that is increasing. And despite what you may have read in the media, our survey showed that most people living within five miles, and even within a half-mile, of wind farms don’t mind the turbines.We also looked into the most common reactions to wind turbine sounds, shadow flicker, lighting and landscape changes, as well as the perceived fairness of the public planning and siting process.As it happens, we found that only 16% of all residents within five miles of wind farms had ever heard the turbines make any noise. Of those, 27% found the noise moderately or very annoying. Further, we learned that roughly two-thirds of those who were aware of their local planning process for the wind project perceived it as having been largely “fair.”In general, the positive attitudes the survey’s respondents expressed about wind projects followed a few patterns. People hosting turbines on their property, as well as those being compensated for the power they generate were more apt to say the planning process was fair and to view wind power in a positive light.People who harbored negative attitudes about wind power were more likely to be annoyed by sounds the turbines make, to say that wind turbines clashed with the surrounding landscape and to say that they found the project’s planning process to have been unfair. Jeremy Firestone is professor and director of the Center for Carbon-Free Power Integration at the University of Delaware. Ben Hoen is a research scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Joseph Rand is a research affiliate at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. This post originally appeared at The Conversation.last_img read more

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