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Israel looks to export its coronavirus coping skills

first_imgStart-up nation Israel, on its way out of coronavirus lockdown, is seeking to export lessons that have allowed it to emerge as one of the least-hit victims of the pandemic.Use of distance diagnostics, blood analysis, mobile phone tracking and tracing and mandatory wearing of face masks are among measures credited with giving the Jewish state an official COVID-19 death toll of around 280, equivalent to 31 per million inhabitants.That compares with around 310 deaths per million in the US, about 560 in Britain and 427 in France. Topics : In Israel, patients equipped with “oximeters” are contacted twice daily by medical teams who ask them to report their data.A decrease in blood oxygen levels shows a downturn in the condition of the patient who is brought swiftly to hospital.The quasi-governmental Jewish Agency, formed to encourage Jewish immigration to Israel, has formed a partnership with the country’s Weizmann Institute of Science and private health services provider Clalit Health Services, to try to export the Israeli model to Jewish communities abroad.”The basic idea is to try to explain to the Jewish community — which has been proportionally more affected than the average population in France, in the United States, mainly in New York — the experience of doctors and scientists in Israel,” Amos Hermon, a Jewish Agency executive, told AFP.center_img “We think that Israel has taken the essential measures [to stem the crisis].””In comparison with other countries, Israel has done very well… We therefore would like to share this knowledge, with other communities which have been very affected,” he added.Israeli officials, mindful of the Jewish festival of Shavuot which began on Thursday evening, have urged French Jews to delay opening their synagogues for the time being and urged setting up medical committees to monitor the health of their community, according to viewers of an online discussion between a Paris Jewish leader and Israeli officials.The Israelis recommended checking worshippers before they arrive at their synagogue, by using oximeters, enabling a quick and simple measuring of blood oxygen as a measure of health.”The basic idea is to have a doctor in daily contact with patients in order to assess the signs of deterioration in their state of health …. The oximeter is the tool,” notes Boaz Katz, from the Weizmann Institute.According to a study by Tel Aviv University, about 70 percent of people diagnosed with the virus in Israel have been infected with a strain from the United States, and 30 percent from Europe, mainly from France and Belgium.last_img read more

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CPD Arrests Suspicious Person on Drug Charge

first_imgColumbus, IN—A report of a suspicious person on Wednesday morning landed a Freetown man in jail after officers determined he gave them a false name and they later located methamphetamine in his clothing.At approximately 6:50 a.m., CPD officers responded to the area of 11th Street and Washington Street in regards to a man acting suspiciously around a vehicle. Officers located the man a short time later and determined that he gave them a false name.The man was taken into custody and officers confirmed his identity as Donovan A. Martin, 22, of Freetown. While searching Martin, officers reportedly located methamphetamine in his pants pockets. Martin was transported to the Bartholomew County Jail on the following preliminary charges of Possession of Methamphetamine and False Informing.last_img read more

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Franklin County 2020 Primary Election Information

first_imgCounty Council At Large (3 members) 2020 Franklin County Primary Election CandidatesPresident/Vice PresidentBiden, Joseph R (D)Bloomberg, Michael R (D)Buttigieg, Peter (D)Gabbard, Tulsi (D)Klobuchar, Amy (D)Sanders, Bernie (D)Steyer, Thomas (D)Trump, Donald J. (R)Warren, Elizabeth Ann (D)Weld, Bill (R)Yang, Andrew (D) Superintendent of Public Instruction (Nominated at Party convention and Elected at General Election) (Republican Party – Elected at Primary Only)Womack, SharonHuerkamp, Chris County Commissioner Dist. 3 (Districts includes Blooming Grove, Laurel, Posey, Salt Creek 1 & 2, Ray 1 & 2, Oldenburg and Batesville)Halcomb, Jamie (R)Wilson, Thomas E (R) Ward 1Leffingwell, Brooke (R)Marmouze, Gary “Gig” (D)Ward 3Campbell, Chuck (R)Flaspohler, Darrel (D) State Convention Delegate(Democratic Party – Elected at Primary only)Bailey, LaVedaBeckman, Kimberly THale, William PJohnson, David RLoos-Johnson, Stacey LPersson, Christina AStuart-Hale, Gretchen BVohland, Thomas W State Representative District 68  (District includes bath, Blooming Grove, Brookville 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5, Butler, Fairfield, Highland 1 & 2, Laurel, Metamora, Springfield and Whitewater 1& 2)Lyness, Randy (R) State Senator District 42 (District includes Ray 1 & 2, Salt Creek 1 & 2, Butler, Posey, Laurel, Batesville and Oldenburg)Leising, Jean (R) Judge of the Circuit Court Div 2    Kellerman, Clay M (R)            Clerk-TreasurerKolb, Derrike (R)Gillman, Gina (D) State Representative District 55 (District includes Batesville, Oldenburg, Posey, Ray 1 & 2, and Salt Creek 1 & 2)Ziemke, Cindy (R) SurveyorSeig, Robert G (R)Bailey, Glenn (D)center_img Governor/Lt. GovernorHolcomb, Eric (R) Attorney General (Nominated at Party convention and Elected at General Election) COUNTY OFFICES  Treasurer                     Beneker, Jolene M (R)     U.S. State Representative 6th District Campbell, Mike (R)Holland, George (D)Lake, Jeannine L (D)Pence, Greg (R)Welsh, Barry (D) Precinct Committeemen (Republican Party – elected at Primary)Baxter, Brian                      Brookville 5Beneker, Jolene M               Brookville 3Campbell, Brian G                Brookville 4Combs, Patricia R.               LaurelDickey, Donald (Dogger)       BatesvilleFritz, Dennis                       Highland 1Hall, Cindy K                       Brookville 1Koch, Joann                        Brookville 2Kohlsdorf, Michael E.            Highland 2McQueen, Roger                  Posey Paul, Ryan                          OldenburgRoberts, Ervin                     SpringfieldSizemore, Joseph M             MetamoraStokes, Gary M                   Whitewater 2Tekulve, Todd J                   Ray1Womack, Sharon                 Butler BROOKVILLE TOWN OFFICES Ward 5Ward, Curtis (R) Bischoff, Glen R (R)Lanning, Carroll (R)McQueen, Dean (R)Oglesby, Rebecca (R)Patterson, Brian (R)Schwab, Tony (R)Shorter, Kirk P (R)Wilson, Jeff (R) Recorder                Maxie, Hollie R (R)Murray, Stephanie (R)          Franklin County Poling LocationsBatesville 1- Church on Fire MinistriesBath 1- Bath Conservation ClubBlooming Grove 1 –Blooming Grove Volunteer Fire DepartmentBrookville 1 – Schilling Memorial Community CenterBrookville 2- American LegionBrookville 3- Schilling Memorial Community CenterBrookville 4- American LegionBrookville 5- American LegionButler 1- St. Mary’s HallFairchild 1- Bath Conservation ClubHighland 1- Klemme’s Corner United Church of ChristHighland 2- Cedar Grove Volunteer Fire DepartmentLaurel 1 – Laurel Community CenterMetamora 1- Metamora Church of GodOldenburg 1- Holy Family Church CafeteriaPosey 1- Laurel Community ChurchRay 1- Holy Family Church CafeteriaRay 2 – Holy Family Church CafeteriaSaltcreek 1- Holy Family Church CafeteriaSaltcreek 2- Metamora Church of GodSpringfield 1- Drewersburg Volunteer Fire DepartmentWhitewater 1- New Trenton Volunteer Fire DepartmentWhitewater 2 – New Trenton Volunteer Fire Departmentlast_img read more

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Cattermole out of Villa clash

first_img Cattermole picked up his 10th booking of the season in the recent draw at Hull and picked up an automatic two-match ban. Adam Johnson remains suspended by the club and Emanuele Giaccherini (ankle) and Will Buckley (knee) are both definitely ruled out. Sunderland face Villa – the only Premier League club to have scored fewer goals with just 15 to date – with three points crucial for both sides. Villa, who ended a run of seven league defeats on the trot with a 2-1 home victory over derby rivals West Brom on March 3, currently sit three points clear of the bottom three with their hosts a point better off. Christian Benteke will return to the squad after a hip injury. Ron Vlaar (calf) will be assessed and Kieran Richardson (calf) is a doubt while Aly Cissokho (groin) is a likely absentee and Philippe Senderos (calf), Joe Cole (hamstring), Nathan Baker (knee), Alan Hutton and Jack Grealish (both suspended) are out. Libor Kozak has returned to full training after more than a year out with a broken leg but is not yet match fit. Boss Tim Sherwood says Villa are ready for the home straight and wants to avoid a photo finish in the relegation battle. At the end of Cheltenham Festival week Sherwood is hoping Villa, who have never been relegated from the Premier League, can avoid being unseated. He said: “I think it’ll be a photo finish and I hope we’re not in it. “We’re probably just coming around the corner but it’s probably the longest run-in in racing history. “All we’re looking at is the next fence and that’s Sunderland. After that we hope we can stay in the running. There might be a few who fall along the way and we’re hoping that’s not us.” Sunderland are without the suspended Lee Cattermole for Saturday’s Barclays Premier League clash with Aston Villa at the Stadium of Light. The Black Cats have managed only 23 goals in their 28 Barclays Premier League fixtures to date this season, a return which has left them perched perilously close to the relegation zone as the season reaches crunch-point. Perhaps even more worrying is the fact that Gus Poyet’s pool of frontmen has contributed just nine of those goals, a record striker Connor Wickham knows simply has to improve if they are to avoid a second successive scramble for top-flight survival. Wickham told the Northern Echo: “I wouldn’t say the criticism of the strikers is unfair. “Strikers are going to get the most at any club because they are the money-makers, they are the ones that the fans are relying on to score the goals. That’s where the criticism can come. “Chances come and you do need to put them away. We are creating chances. The way we set up, we are setting up to attack at times when we get the ball. We do try to break as quickly as we can when we get the ball. “We have done it in games but we have to get more consistent with it and get in to the box more. We will climb away from the rest of the group down there if we can start to put our chances away.” Scotland international Steven Fletcher is currently leading the way for the strikers with four goals – the same number as midfielder Adam Johnson – with Wickham having managed three and January arrival Jermain Defoe two. Danny Graham is yet to score for the club, while Jozy Altidore, who left the Stadium of Light for Toronto in an exchange deal with Defoe in January, did so having found the back of the net just three times in 52 appearances in all competitions. Press Associationlast_img read more

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Teens cost grocery store hundreds in produce after coronavirus prank

first_imgOfficials in Virginia are asking parents to keep a closer eye on what their kids and teens are doing after a prank by two teens cost an area grocery store hundreds of dollars in produce.According to the report, employees at Harris Teeter were forced to throw at hundreds of dollars of food from their produce section after two teens appeared to be filming themselves coughing on and near produce in the store.Employees immediately threw out the food and contacted authorities.After an investigation using CCTV footage, authorities were able to identify the teens and contacted their parents.During an interview, the teens admitted to getting extremely close to food and other patrons and coughing into their own sleeves as part of a joke.The police department eventually determined that no criminal activity had taken place as no food or other patrons were actually spit on.They are now, however, asking the public to closely monitor their children’s behavior, as many of them are sitting idle and bored due to schools being closed:“We still ask that parents continue to monitor their children’s activities, including social media viewing and posting, and to discourage the promotion of any such fear-inducing behavior,” according to a Facebook post from the department.Authorities also reported that this one the first incident of its kind in the area, however, it bares similarities to the ice cream licking prank that drew many copycats last year.last_img read more

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ELL 9-10 softball team beats Acadian to win District 1 title

first_imgELLSWORTH — Another Ellsworth Little League All-Star team is heading to the state tournament.The Ellsworth 9-10 softball team won the District 1 title with a 5-0 home victory Thursday against Acadian Little League of Bar Harbor. The win capped off an undefeated tournament for Ellsworth, which will compete in states later this month in Biddeford.Camryn Clough led the way for Ellsworth in the circle with 13 strikeouts, five walks and just one hit allowed. Lily Alley, Kaylee Bagley and Elizabeth Boles got base hits for Ellsworth in the win.“[Camryn] did really well, especially as that was her first start and complete game of the year,” head coach Lyndsy Clough said. “She had a foot injury that kept her out most of the regular season.”This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textEllsworth, which opened District 1 play last Saturday with a 14-1 win over Sunrise Little League in Columbia, is coached by Clough and assistants Shawn Bagley and Jamie Lambert. The team’s 13-player roster consists of Lily Alley, Kaylee Bagley, Sophie Beal, Allie Bivins, Elizabeth Boles, Whitney Carter, Camryn Clough, Olivia Dane, Emily Greene, Kennedy Lambert, Sydney Mason, Jenna Moon and Lauren Young.“We combined girls from three teams to make our All-Star team, and they really have come together so well in such a short time,” Clough said “We are fortunate to have great pitching, strong bats and a solid defense, and though the competition is tough at the state level, this team is up to the challenge, and it will be a great experience for them.”Ellsworth’s next game will be at noon next Saturday, July 20, against the winner of the District 6 title game between Westbrook Little League and Windham Little League. The team will return to action next Sunday, July 21, against the District 3 or 4 winner (at noon) or loser (at 4 p.m.).Elsewhere Thursday, the Ellsworth 11-12 softball team saw its season come to an end with a 19-8 loss to the Medomak/Five Town Little League All-Stars in a state tournament elimination game in Glenburn. Lily Bean and Sophia Lynch had two singles and an RBI apiece for Ellsworth in the loss.In 9-10 baseball play, Ellsworth lost 5-4 Tuesday against Sunrise Little League in Columbia. That loss sent Ellsworth to the loser’s bracket, and the team’s season came to an end the following day with a 9-0 defeat to Calais Little League at Demeyer Field.In the 11-12 baseball tournament, Ellsworth’s season concluded Friday with a 4-3 loss to Machias Little League in the championship round. Ellsworth had defeated Bucksport Little League 15-6 on Tuesday to advance from the loser’s bracket.The 2019 season marks the second in Ellsworth Little League history. The league formed after the Down East Family YMCA Little League disbanded in fall 2017. Latest posts by Mike Mandell (see all) Latest Posts Bio Ellsworth runners compete in virtual Boston Marathon – September 16, 2020center_img Mike MandellMike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at mmandell@ellsworthamerican.com. Hospice volunteers help families navigate grief and find hope – September 12, 2020 MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring – September 10, 2020last_img read more

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Cricket News Javed Miandad laughs off Shahid Afridi’s allegations

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Karachi: Former Pakistan batting great Javed Miandad laughed off some of the allegations that the flamboyant all-rounder Shahid Afridi has levelled against him, in his book ‘Game Changer’.In the book, which is officially launched in Pakistan on Saturday, Afridi described the former captain Miandad as a small human being.Claiming that Miandad didn’t like him and his batting style, Afridi said one day before the first Test against India at Chennai in 1999, the 61-year-old didn’t even give him time in the nets to practice.Miandad laughed off the allegations.”I leave everything to Allah but how is it possible that a player is not given net practice a day before a Test match he is supposed to play,” Miandad laughed as he told PTI.Miandad said it is true that he had his issues with Afridi but they were purely professional.”I always told him the potential he had he could have been a much better player for Pakistan. There were times I spent hours with him in the nets trying to improve his temperament and batting techniques,” claimed Miandad.The former batsman added that he is not surprised by the content of Afridi’s book as nowadays one has to create controversies to sell biographies and autobiographies. last_img read more

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Anthony looking to defend Universal Auto Sales feature 35-lap cycle race on Saturday

first_imgTEAM Evolution’s Michael Anthony will be looking to make a successful defence of his 35-lap title, when cycle coach Hassan Mohamed organises the 13th Annual Universal Auto Sales 11-race cycle programme around the inner circuit of the National Park on Saturday from 09:00hrs.Anthony will be part of the Guyana Cycling Federation on a four-member Elite team to represent Guyana at the Upcoming Pan-American Cycle Road Race Championships set for San Diego, Dominican Republic from May 4 to 7.While Anthony won the event last year in a time of one hour 18 minutes 69 seconds and is excited about making a successful defence of his title. He will, however, have to be wary of Team Coco’s Jamal John and Hamza Eastman and Raynauth `Obeahman’ Jeffrey as well as Team United’s Andrew Hicks, who were all selected to be a part of the four-member Elite team for the Pan-American championships.The other team member is Team Coco’s Junior Niles who incidentally will also be seeking to make a successful defence of the veterans’ Under-50 five-lap title he won last year with a time of 11 minutes 56.67 seconds.John has been in tremendous form since the season began and only last Sunday placed third in an 80-mile road race in the Linden Community. Prior to that, John won back-to-back road races and placed among the top six finishers in four other events that were staged since the 2017 season began.Christopher Cornelius will be defending the juveniles 10-lap race which he won last year with a time of 24 minutes 29.85 seconds.Keon Thomas is the defending champion and favourite for the five-lap race for mountain bikers.Managing Director of Universal Sales, Shameer Baksh, a veteran cyclist as well, will participate in the veterans’ event and will make the presentation of prizes to the respective winners.last_img
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