Pinterest Facebook Previous articleDerry Mayor seeks meeting with Eason managementNext article5 rescued after boat became tangled in lobster pots off Macamish News Highland Homepage BannerNews News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter Pinterest There have been 1,519 deaths of people with Covid19, with a further 253 ‘probable’ cases. The median age of those that died is 83.41 people in Donegal have died with Covid – the median age was 85. There have been no deaths in Donegal of people with Covid over the last four months. The median age of those in Donegal with a confirmed test was 53.Nationally, 105 people under the age of 65 have died with #Covid19. Of all those that died of all ages, the vast majority had underlying health conditions – almost 700 had at least two underlying health conditions.The most common conditions being Chronic Heart Disease, Hypertension, Chronic liver disease, Chronic respiratory disease, Cancer/malignancy and Diabetes. Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook Google+ 41 Covid 19 deaths reported in Donegal – CSO WhatsApp By News Highland – August 14, 2020 WhatsApp Twitter Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Community Enhancement Programme open for applications
Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office(CROSS LANES, W.Va.) — She impressed beauty pageant judges with her fiddle playing and tugged at hearts with her personal battle with multiple sclerosis, but now former Miss Kentucky Ramsey Bearse is back in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons.The 28-year-old Bearse was arrested in West Virginia on suspicion of sending topless photos via Snapchat to a teenage boy, authorities said.“This is a very difficult day, and this is a shock to her, and to me, and to everyone else,” Bearse’s attorney, Al Emch, told reporters following her arraignment in Kanawha County, West Virginia, Magistrate Court.Bearse, an eighth-grade science teacher at Andrew Jackson Middle School in Cross Lanes, West Virginia, was charged with four felony counts of distribution or display of obscene matter to minors.She was arrested on Thursday after she admitted to investigators from the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office that she sent the victim at least four topless images of herself between August and October, according to a criminal complaint. At the time, the victim was 14 or 15 years old, sheriff’s officials said.An investigation was launched on Dec. 5 when the victim’s mother contacted the sheriff’s office to complain that she discovered the nude photos of Bearse on her son’s cellphone, according to the criminal complaint.“The parent informed me that her son attended Andrew Jackson his sixth through eighth grade, during which Ramsey Bearse was a teacher during some of that time,” Detective S.D. Ferrell wrote in the criminal complaint.Officials at Andrew Jackson Middle School would only confirm that Bearse is a teacher at the school.“We cannot comment on personnel matters, but we will follow all applicable policies and procedures,” Kanawha County Schools officials said in a statement. “The safety and security of our students is our top priority.”Following her arraignment on Friday, Bearse, who has been married to a coal mining executive since 2016, told reporters, “I have no comment to make to you all at this time.”If convicted of the charges, Bearse faces up to 20 years in prison and a $100,000 fine.Emch’s request to have her released on her own recognizance was rejected by a magistrate, who told him during the arraignment, “I don’t think that would be proper at this stage.”Bearse was released from custody after posting a $10,000 property bond, officials said.She was crowned Miss Kentucky in June 2014 under her maiden name Ramsey Carpenter. She went on to compete in the 2015 Miss America pageant in Atlantic City, placing among the top 12 semi-finalists and winning the preliminary talent competition for her bluegrass fiddle playing.The winner of the Miss America pageant the year Bearse competed was Miss New York Nina Davuluri.During her reign as Miss Kentucky, Bearse promoted the platform of multiple sclerosis awareness, speaking out in numerous interviews about being diagnosed in 2010 with the disabling disease of the central nervous system. She served as spokeswoman for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.Sgt. Brian Humphreys of the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office said Bearse’s case is a wake-up call to all parents of young children.“There are a lot of bad situations that can arise because of a naive understanding of how social media works,” Humphreys told ABC affiliate station WCHS-TV in Charleston, West Virginia, adding, “So it’s important as a parent to monitor those things, keep tabs on who your children are communicating with.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Share on: WhatsApp FILE PHOTO: NeymarParis, France | AFP | Neymar’s father reiterated on Sunday that there has been no attempt to contact Barcelona over a possible return to Spain for the world’s most expensive player. PSG hope the 27-year-old, who suffered a fracture to the same right foot at the end of February last year, will be back in time for a potential Champions League quarter-final.The French club hold a 2-0 lead over Manchester United ahead of the return leg at the Parc des Princes in their last-16 tie.Neymar Sr also called on referees in France to offer his son more protection.“It’s not the French league that is the problem, it’s the referees who must protect the players,” he said.“If fouls aren’t whistled, if unsporting behaviour goes unpunished… that’s the problem.” Neymar joined Paris Saint-Germain for a world record fee of 222 million euros ($251 million) in August 2017 but has repeatedly been linked with a move back to Barcelona.“Barca are a huge club, we were very happy over there,” Neymar Sr told TF1 on Sunday. “It’s impossible to leave a player like him out of these (transfer market) rumours. But it’s a lie, there hasn’t been a call with Barca.”“There are two people who speak for Neymar: himself and me. Neither of us has spoken about this intention to return to Barcelona,” he added.“These rumours amuse us a lot. These journalists are funny. The future is in Paris, the present is in Paris.”Neymar Sr took to social media last month to brand a report in Spain which claimed he had begged Barca to re-sign his son from PSG as “fake news”.The Brazilian forward is currently on the sidelines after he was ruled out for 10 weeks with a metatarsal injury suffered in a French Cup win over Strasbourg on January 23.
Up until a few weeks ago, we would have come back to Links Bar where the ladies would have served us a nice cooked meal and we would have a cold beer, or drink of choice.Nowadays, sadly, since we are not currently playing competition, there were no presentations to be done so it was drop the bags off, have a quick chat and head off home. Better days are ahead.We will meet again on Wednesday and hope for a rain free round. As Thailand needs rain badly, we are quite happy for a deluge – after we finish. Loading…Sponsored ContentThese TV Characters Left The Show And It Just Got BetterPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World We were assigned the C and A nines, so one of our organisers went to the meet the starter at the C course to announce our arrival.The friendly and efficient lady starter told us that we could start early, so the first of our seven four-balls teed off 15 minutes before schedule in hot weather, but with a threat of some rain. Two groups in front of us were a little slow and our first groups lost that 15 minutes during the first nine.A very dark, large cloud had been hovering over the course for some time and when our first group was walking from the ninth green a light sprinkle of moisture followed them. Dark clouds looming over Laem Chabang.Pattaya Sports Club Links Golf SocietyMonday, May 11 Laem Chabang C+A StablefordMonday morning was hot, 32 degrees, feels like 42, as we arrived at Links, but we were going to Laem Chabang which made everyone feel better.We arrived at Laem Chabang Golf Club to the usual bag drop area where we found two tables for the temperature checks and forms to fill, etc., then inside to the usual counter to pay the very good special price of 2059 baht all in. As the next group walked onto that green the rain became much heavier accompanied by a background of loud claps of thunder.Then, as flashes of lightning seemed to be getting closer, the hooter sounded, warning everyone to evacuate the course. Eventually 28 players, 28 carts, 28 caddies and some officials gathered in the shelter of the clubhouse.During the next two hours the rain would ease, teasing that we might go back out, but then come back heavier still, and the lightning got closer. As it was getting late and it seemed play was not possible in the near term, stumps were drawn.Promoted ContentbrainberriesThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love Withbrainberriesbrainberriesbrainberries10 Risky Jobs Some Women Dobrainberriesbrainberries The golf course is in such great condition, and the players were enjoying it, that it was a shame to not get on the A nine and complete the round.Then came some great customer service as we were offered rain check vouchers where, when we return to make use of those vouchers, we will pay only half the already heavily discounted price. That’s how to treat your customers. Thanks, Laem Chabang.Day over, it was back to Pattaya where hardly any rain had fallen at all, of course! Promoted Content10 Actors That Started Their Careers On SoapsbrainberriesThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MorebrainberriesBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Thembrainberries10 Risky Jobs Some Women DobrainberriesFake brand-name goods worth over 100 million baht seized in Bangkok – Patt…8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growthbrainberries8 Best 1980s High Tech Gadgetsbrainberries18 Beautiful Cities That Are Tourist MagnetsbrainberriesAll quarantines in Thailand apply same rules for both Thai and foreign arr…9 Talented Actors Who Are Only Associated With One RolebrainberriesBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadebrainberriesEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YoubrainberriesPattaya will survive the coronavirus pandemonium for a very obvious reason…Best Car Manufacturers In The WorldbrainberriesThe Absolute 10 Greatest Shows In HBO Historybrainberries
By Gretchen C. Van Benthuysen |There is a lot happening in the world of ovarian cancer that is helping doctors to better understand the disease and how to manage it.Advancements in diagnosis and treatment are joining a holistic approach, relationship-based, care model for patients and families at the Memorial Sloan Kettering (Cancer Center) Monmouth at 480 Red Hill Road in Middletown.Called the “silent killer,” as cancer symptoms rarely surface in the early stages, patients and doctors also may misinterpret pain in the abdomen or an irritable bowel as gastrointestinal problems.The American Cancer Society (ACS) estimates for ovarian cancer in the United States for 2018 are: about 22,240 women will receive a new diagnosis and about 14,070 women will die from it.But the rate at which women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer, which mainly develops in older women (about half are 63 or older), has been slowly falling during the past 20 years, according to the ACS.Jason A. Konner, M.D., chief of medical oncology at MSK Monmouth, and Elizabeth Jewell, M.D., director of surgery for both MSK Monmouth and MSK Basking Ridge and director of MSK Monmouth operating rooms, recently discussed advancements in their fields, particularly the emergence of immunotherapy and its importance in cancer treatment.Jason A. Konner, M.D., is chief of medical oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center at MSK Monmouth. Photo by Karsten Moran for MSKCCKonner, Little Silver, treats cervical, uterine (endometrial) and ovarian cancers. Jewell, Fair Haven, is a gynecologic oncologist specializing in caring for women with cancers of the ovary, uterus, cervix and vulva. Both see patients locally and commute each week to Manhattan for meetings and patients.One thing research and clinical trials have discovered is that 70 percent of ovarian cancers start in the fallopian tubes with the cancer cells traveling to the ovaries, Konner said.“The more we understand, the bigger the impact on treatment,” he explained. “So now we can remove only the fallopian tubes and leave the ovaries to avoid early menopause.”But what if the cancer has spread to the ovaries?“Immunotherapy has blossomed in the last 10 years and become a component in standard care for a variety of cancers, ovarian as well as melanoma and lung cancers,” he explained.Konner was given a diagnosis of stage II melanoma the day after he graduated from college. Being able to tell patients he is a cancer survivor, he said, helps them hear the news and be positive.Immunotherapy works in different ways: some boosts the body’s immune system, others stimulate the immune system to work harder or smarter to attack cancer cells.“Immunotherapy trials have shown varying degrees of activity in ovarian, endometrial, and cervix cancers,” Konner said. “A key attribute of cancer cells in the body is they can hide in plain sight.“Cells may have proteins on their surface that suppresses the immune response to cancer,” he said. “Now that we understand the biology of these processes, targeted drugs have been designed that can unmask some of these cancer cells for the immune system to fight.”“There can be side effects when the immune system attacks normal cells,” he added. “It’s a balance we have in all treatments: risk vs. benefit. In most patients the risk is low, lower than chemotherapy, which can weaken the immune system.”The Holy Grail, Konner said, is to identify mutations in the fallopian tubes before cancer cells deliver toxic fluids to the ovaries and cause cancer.He said women with a family history of ovarian cancer should get tested for the BRCA1 and BRCA2 breast cancer genes. Mutated forms of these genes are believed to be responsible for about half of the cases of inherited breast cancer, especially those that occur in younger women.“It will help women make practical decisions about prevention,” he said.Doctors can predict the average outcome of a large group of women, but it’s impossible to predict one woman’s future.Removing the ovaries early will result in a lack of estrogen and early menopause possibly leading to such problems as osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease. The ovaries can be removed later at an older age.If surgery is needed, Jewell said advances have been made that prioritize the quality of life and preserve fertility.For example, she said, a woman with uterine or cervical cancer would routinely have all the lymph nodes in her pelvis removed. (Lymph nodes are located in groups, and each group drains a specific area of your body.)“We don’t do that now,” she explained. “Instead, I use a fluorescent dye to find the most important, the sentinel lymph nodes, and target just the few most likely to contain cancer.“Such more conservative operations reduce complications and long-term problems, such as lymphedema of the legs (fluid buildup).”Also, she said, women with aggressive early stage cervical cancer previously would have their entire uterus and cervix removed. Now a trachelectomy to remove just the cervix, but save the uterus, may be performed on younger women who desire children.“We do a lot each year,” Jewell said. “ More than 100 babies have been born in the last decade by women who had cervical cancer.”Another way MSK manages ovarian cancer, which can spread to the intestines, diaphragm, pancreas and pelvic areas, is to remove as much as possible to improve survival rates.“If you can get all the cancer out, chemotherapy doesn’t have to work as hard and there is less resistance to drugs,” she explained. “If you are starting with a smaller amount of cancer, you have a better outcome.”These radical surgeries that include complete removal of disease in the upper abdomen and the pelvis have resulted in years of improvement of survival. Few drugs have demonstrated such a dramatic impact on survival.In early uterine and early cervical cancer, we now can be less aggressive,” Jewell said. “We used to do radical removal of the lymph nodes. We are doing less radical surgeries now. We focus on survival and that includes quality of life.“We are constantly improving techniques,” Jewell said. “For instance, in clinical trials we heated the chemo. We wanted to know if the absorption was better so it killed more cancer cells.”This article was first published in the Feb. 1-8, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times.
If Steven Zobac didn’t nail a two-run home run to supply the visitors their only runs of the night, we’d likely be talking about Friday’s game between the Humboldt Crabs and the Pacific Union Financial Capitalists in the context of possibly the best pitching performance witnessed at the Arcata Ball Park this summer, or any summer in recent memory.As is, the Crabs starting pitcher Davonte Butler delivered a stellar eight inning, four-hit 12 strikeout performance as the Crabs downed the P.U.F. …
The Geological Society of America, normally concerned with technical details of rocks and how many millions or billions of years old they are, devoted two “expansive sessions” at its annual meeting Oct 16-17, with 24 separate presentations dealing with strategies to oppose intelligent design (ID). Their press release portrays ID advocates as “trained attackers,” using the word “attack” four times as if their views and tactics are a frontal assault on science, using spurious arguments and devious methods. It’s time for a counterattack, the GSA advises. Donald Wise, one of the four speakers, has made his strategy public: the best defense is a good offense.So how does a scientist or teacher defend evolution against trained attackers? “Don’t,” suggests geoscientist Donald Wise from the University of Massachusetts. Instead, go after the deep flaws in ID. Take the human body, for instance, he says in his GSA presentation. It’s a great argument against ID. Anyone who has ever had back pain or clogged sinuses can testify to this. Our evolutionarily recent upright posture explains our terrible back problems better than ID, and our squished, very poorly “designed” sinuses don’t function at all well and are easily explained by the evolutionarily rapid enlargement of our brains. Wise’s advice to scientists and educators is to: 1) get off the defensive; 2) focus on the ample weak points of Intelligent Design; 3) keep it simple; 4) accentuate it with humor; and 5) stick to irrefutable facts close to evolution and relevant to voters. (Emphasis added in all quotes.)Eugenie Scott is one of the four speakers at the conference, with a talk on “Multiple levels of antievolutionism.” The GSA also posted a complete resource kit with abstracts of most of the presentations and links to further information. One of the presentations, seemingly out of place for a geological society, is called “Modern Biblical Scholarship as a Resource for Teachers of Evolution.”See Reader Responses to this story.Irrefutable facts – careful testing – observation – great. When do they begin? It would be harder to find a better illustration of Darwin Party hypocrisy. These rockhounds have the gall to accuse their critics of propaganda tactics and logical fallacies when those are the Darwin Party’s stock in trade. For plenty of examples, just look in the chain links here in five years of reporting on evolutionary theory: start here with entry #652 and work back. No need for lengthy commentary here; our readers did it justice (see reader responses). Just to point out that Lee Allison’s tirade about bad design in the human body shows again the utter thanklessness in the Darwinian heart. Isn’t that what Paul warned about those who turn their back on the obvious? Watch gymnasts or weightlifters and anyone who puts their back into their work and tell them the human body was poorly designed. There are limits to our specifications, yes – we cannot hoist 10 tons overhead – but no matter how much a body were designed to do, a Darwinist could always complain about why it is not better. What do you want to bet these Darwinian ingrates brought on some of their own back pain by becoming obese or never learning good posture? They also need a lesson on sinuses and the sense of smell (see 06/07/2005) – or any other aspect of human engineering (08/05/2005) – and learn a little gratitude. (Visited 7 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
What is the value proposition for playersand what is the optimal customer experience? Over the last 18 months, Touch Football Australia (TFA) has undertaken a significant body of research, analysis and investigation towards knowing â€˜What is the Value Propositionâ€™ for our sport for participants.The value proposition of membership is central to our Strategic Plan and achieving objectives. The research has been focused on the following two areas: What is the value proposition for providers and how should this be commercialised?The value proposition research provides understanding of attitudes, opinions and perspectives on how Touch Football is experienced by players and delivered by affiliates.Download your copy of the Value Proposition summary now to discover what participants value most about our game, what affiliates think about TFA and State Bodies and what affiliates think about fees and a standardised model to delivery. Touch Football Value Proposition SummaryBelow are some recent affiliate and competition successes in 2016. These are living examples that demonstrate the positive path we are already on towards affiliate and competition growth. Based on the learnings from these successes and the valuable research we now have, future affiliate competition improvement and growth is going to be achieved.ACT: Developments and Improvements to Women’s CompetitionIn 2016, TFACT conducted a simple yet effective survey approach to find out more about the barriers and impacts on why female competition participation was in decline. The survey revealed results that focused on impacts such as location, scheduling and formatting. TFACT responded to this, implemented changes based on participant feedback and now have an additional 18 Womenâ€™s teams participating in Season 2 2016 Competitions in Deakin and Southwell Park Competitions. VIC: Pakenham Rugby League Club â€“ Touch Football CompetitionAs a joint venture between Touch Football Victoria (TFV), NRL and VIC Health, in its first year the partnership has generated Touch Football participation for Pakenham Rugby League Club. This has resulted in wider community participation in the non-contact form of the sport for Rugby League members. This initiative has also supported Robinvale Rugby League Club to establish a Touch Football competition in Victoria.We canâ€™t wait to see the further development and growth of the NRL and TFV partnership in 2017 and beyond! SA: Onkaparinga AffiliationIn August 2016, Onkaparinga joined the TFSA affiliate network, becoming the 2nd largest affiliate in South Australia. In Season 2 2016, Onkaparinga has grown in participation, conducted referee training and development and positively embraced TFA affiliate management process.The growth achieved clearly demonstrates the result of adopting TFAâ€™s affiliate servicing approaches. Further growth is inevitable for this affiliate in 2017 and beyond given how successful Season 2 2016 has been.TAS: Southern Touch GrowthAs the largest affiliate in Tasmania, Southern Touch engaged in TFAâ€™s Competition Benchmarking Analysis. This process has been conducted through TFAâ€™s centrally managed competition network since 2015. Southern Touch is one of the first affiliates to work with TFA to conduct a Competition Benchmark Report. In Season 2 2016, key areas were identified for improvement and for the first time in over 10 years there has been an increase in adult team numbers!This is a great example of how an affiliate has proactively worked with TFA in a collaborative way to achieve competition improvement and growth. Well done Southern Touch! A great outcome.QLD: Ipswich Super 8sIn early 2016, Ipswich Touch Football conducted the â€˜Ipswich Super 8sâ€™. This is the first time the 5-week competition has been offered with teams being competiting in double headers each week. This involved teams from Gold Coast, Brisbane and Toowoomba.The concept was successful due to early release and organisation of nominations (3 â€“ 5 months prior to competition commencement), well developed marketing material and a the offering of a different participation experience at the affiliate level.WA: Perth BrothersThe Perth Brother affiliate in Western Australia has created an awesome community based approach to developing Touch Football participation. Through subtle innovation and effective positioning of the competition on Saturday mornings, this â€˜whole of communityâ€™ fomat has seen the competition grow from 20 teams in 2015 to 35 teams in 2016.Touch Football competitions that are positioned as family oriented, social and community based are exactly what the value proposition research is telling us. The weekend offering is also a key recommendation of the research.NSW: Parramatta Eels and West Tigers MOUsIn 2016 NSWTA entered into two significant partnerships by signing MOUâ€™s with NRL Clubs Parramatta Eels and West Tigers. These are direct and collaborative approaches towards future affiliate growth for Western Suburbs, Balmain, Hills Hornets and Parramatta Touch Football. By providing a â€˜place on the field for everyoneâ€™ in one of Rugby Leagueâ€™s heartlands in NSW, the opportunities for NRL Clubs to conduct Touch Football is a major opportunity for the sport in 2017 and beyond.NT: Junior Competition EstablishmentDarwin and Palmerston Competitions both conducted their first ever junior competitions in Season 2 2016. A targeted approach to conducting these competitions within school term periods, the use of individual registrations (with recommended price points) and positive engagement through TFAâ€™s Sporting Schools Programs have contributed to this result.This creates significant opportunities for future junior participation growth within the NT and is an example of a range of junior competitions being created throughout the national network.TFA will be implementing a number of affiliate servicing and competition strategy approaches ongoing to ensure we support and lead the way to growing our sport into the future and ensuring a positive player/official experience. We have recently developed strategies with national managers to provide immediate and ongoing support. Please see TFA national managers to contact details below for more information:Participation – Mathew [email protected] Miles [email protected] – Anthony [email protected] LinksValue Proposition Research
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool boss Klopp highlights Krawietz influence on victory at Chelseaby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has highlighted the influence of assistant coach Peter Krawietz on victory at Chelsea.Trent Alexander-Arnold thumped home the opener after a well-worked free-kick that involved Mohamed Salah rolling the ball into the path of the young defender.The Reds extended their advantage when Alexander-Arnold played a similar pass to Andy Robertson before his cross was met by Roberto Firmino’s header.”It’s of course from the training ground, the Robbo (Robertson) one is from the training ground,” said Klopp.“The Trent one, I really see the boys on the pitch today had the best view on the pitch. It’s their job to see the best opportunity to score.“It was a direct free-kick so could have scored directly, but this little move changed the whole angle and made it pretty impossible for Kepa (Arrizabalaga) to make a save. It was a brilliant goal.“Pete Krawietz and our analysts, they do a really good job around set-pieces, especially corner kicks.“I loved the corners in the second half where we probably should have scored twice. But it wasn’t a set-piece game, we played a lot of good stuff and in the end you have to score and that’s what we did. All good.”