Gastroenteritis cases in Dominica has reduced significantly

first_img 8 Views   no discussions Share LocalNews Gastroenteritis cases in Dominica has reduced significantly by: – December 22, 2011 Share Tweetcenter_img Share Sharing is caring! Gastroenteritis image. Photo credit: trialx.comThe number of gastroenteritis cases on the island has significantly reduced however health officials say precautionary measures should not stop.The Health Ministry reported of an outbreak of the communicable disease on the island two weeks ago, with a total of forty-one cases and warned of a possible increase if food safety requirements were not adhered to.However Communicable Diseases Surveillance officer in the Ministry of Health Dr. Shaludin Ahmed has reported that the figure has reduced significantly.“The number went down to fifteen which is much lower than the previous two weeks. In the previous two weeks we had 33 and 36 but the general public should maintain hand hygiene; the frequent washing of hands before eating food and after coming from the washroom. Drinking clean water is essential. If people do not know how to prepare clean drinking water they can contact us and we will show them how to do so,” he said.Dr. Shaludin is also encouraging persons to learn how to prepare oral hydration fluid in the event of diarrhea.“If anyone is suffering from a diarrhea disease, medical care is essential. Persons should also bring stool samples to the hospital,” he added.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Lady Trojans Middle School Volleyball Teams Get ‘W’s’ This Week

first_imgSt. Nicholas 7th and 8th grade teams both pick up 2 wins on the road so far this week against Mt. Carmel on 8/25 and St. Michael’s on 8/24.7th grade defeated St. Michaels in 3 sets with scores of 25-20,16-25, and 15-5. Katie Johnson and Jessica Rees both went 8/9 serving with 2 Aces each. They defeated Mt. Carmel in 2 sets with scores of 25-18 and 25-14. Jessica Rees went 15/15 serving with 4 Aces, and Ella Fledderman went 11/11 with 5 Aces.8th grade defeated St. Michaels in 2 sets with scores of 25-8 and 25-10. Ella Fledderman served 25/26 with 6 Aces, and Molly Gregg served 8/9 with 1 Ace. They also defeated Mt. Carmel in 2 sets: 25-13 and 25-5. Molly Gregg went 14/14 with 7 Aces serving, and Amelia Hartman went 10/11 with 2 Aces.St. Nicholas will play Milan Middle School at Milan on Thursday, August 27.Courtesy of Trojans Coach Debbie Gregg.last_img read more

Safety should be priority before recreating on or near water

first_imgBrookville, In. — Regardless of why you are around bodies of water, you should always recognize the danger water poses, even to strong swimmers or experienced boaters. If you are going to be recreating around the water, please remember these basic safety tips:— Always wear your lifejacket— Always tell someone where you are going and when you will return— Go with a buddy— Never venture around flooded or fast-moving waterways— Avoid alcoholIn addition to basic water safety, Indiana Conservation Officers are also stressing the importance of boating safety and are reminding boaters to know the rules of the water.Reducing the boat’s speed in unfamiliar areas and being aware of unusual water conditions respective to the size and type of boat are among the important environmental considerations. Regardless of boat type, an initial assessment of the water levels and current speed are essential prior to beginning your voyage.Designating a sober boat operator should always be a priority. Alcohol causes impaired balance, blurred vision, poor coordination, impaired judgement, and slower reaction time. These impairments can be magnified by wave action, sun exposure, and wind. It is illegal to operate a motorboat or personal watercraft in Indiana while intoxicated due to alcohol or drugs. Indiana law defines intoxication as having a blood alcohol level of 0.08% or greater.Another priority is lifejackets. Lifejackets should be United States Coast Guard approved, be in good working condition, and size appropriate. New lifejackets are designed to be lighter, less obtrusive, and more comfortable. Inflatable lifejackets allow mobility and flexibility for activities like boating, fishing, or paddling, and are much cooler in warmer weather.“A person is never too old to wear a lifejacket,” said Lt. Kenton Turner, Indiana’s Boating Law Administrator. “The majority of Indiana drownings on public waterways involve adults.”To learn more about boating education and safety click here.last_img read more

Aribo’s Rangers force Porto to draw

first_imgRelatedPosts Joe Aribo vows to bounce back from injury Joe Aribo out of Super Eagles friendlies Gerrard gets Aribo, Leon Balogun boost Nigerian midfielder, Joe Aribo, starred for 76 minutes as his Rangers side came from behind to earn a point against Porto in a hard-fought Europa League match in Portugal.The visitors had started brightly in Estadio do Dragao but Porto showed why they are top seeds in the group when they burst into life after half an hour, hitting the post before taking the lead. Luis Diaz was the man who made the breakthrough, cutting inside before flashing a powerful shot past Allan McGregor from outside the box.Rangers looked to be heading into the break a goal down but seized their chance when it came after 44 minutes. Ryan Kent released Borna Barisic down the left flank and the Croatian picked out Alfredo Morelos with a cross that the Colombian controlled before firing a shot into the top corner.Both sides had chances in the second half, with Morelos’ powerful header forcing Marchesin into a save early in the half and Allan McGregor producing a double stop in the closing minutes to ensure it finished all square.The sides meet again at Ibrox on November 7.Young Boys top Group G after defeating Feyenoord 2-0, with Rangers in second place ahead of Porto on goal difference.Tags: Joe AriboRangersSteven Gerrardlast_img read more

Cricket News India vs Australia Bengaluru Twenty20 International shifted due to security concerns

first_imgThe India vs Australia series is the last international assignment for Virat Kohli’s side.India will play the IPL and then the 2019 World Cup in England.India won a bilateral ODI series in Australia for the first time ever. With this, the first Twenty20 International will take place at the ADA-VDCA stadium in Vizag on February 24 followed by the second T20I at the M Chinnaswamy stadium in Bengaluru on February 27. Following the end of the T20Is, the ODI series will be played.The first match will take place on March 2nd in Hyderabad, followed by a game on March 5 at the VCA stadium in Jamtha, Nagpur. The series will then shift to Ranchi for the third ODI on March 8 while the fourth game will be played at PCA stadium in Mohali on March 10. The series will then end with the fifth and final ODI at the Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi. This series will be the last international fixture after which the IPL will begin from March 23 and will be played in India.After the end of the IPL around mid-May, the Indian cricket team will head to England for the World Cup, which will be hosted in that country after a gap of 20 years. Kohli’s side are currently the No.2 ranked side and will be aiming to win the World Cup for the third time after securing victory in 1983 and 2011. New Delhi: The Indian cricket team will play two Twenty20 Internationals and five ODIs against the Australian cricket team in what will be the final international assignment for Virat Kohli’s Indian cricket team before the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. However, there has been a slight modification in the schedule with Bangalore, which was scheduled to host the first Twenty20 International on February 24 has requested the Andhra Cricket Association (ACA) to host the first match. The reason sighted was the lack of security for the match due to the Aero India Show which will be held on February 24 with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in attendance.According to a report in Hindustan Times, the Karnataka State Cricket Association wrote to the Andhra Cricket Association stating that an ‘adverse’ development has taken place and it was because of this that the KSCA proposed the match to be shifted. The letters, which are in possession with Hindustan Times and written by KSCA president Sanjay Desai and ACA general secretary Arun Kumar, stated that the Police Commissioner of Bangalore was unable to guarantee the required security support due to the Aero India Show which will be held on February 24. The letter urged the ACA to swap the dates with theirs for the T20Is against Australia. BCCI acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary wrote to the Committee of Administrators (CoA) informing them about the move and Diana Edulji approved it. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. highlightslast_img read more

Taylor wins Sir Richard Hadlee Medal, Southee takes Test prize

first_imgBATTING stalwart Ross Taylor claimed the Sir Richard Hadlee Medal for excelling across formats, while Tim Southee was recognised as the top Test player of the year at the annual New Zealand Cricket Awards.During the relevant period, starting with the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019, Ross Taylor racked up 1,389 runs across formats to comfortably top the run-scoring charts for New Zealand, over 200 runs clear of New Zealand captain Kane Williamson at second.Taylor’s exploits included two centuries and nine fifties across formats. During the period, he also went past Stephen Fleming’s tally to become the leading run-scorer for New Zealand in Tests and solidified his place at the top of the charts in ODIs.“I’ve watched your progress over the past 14 years and I just want to congratulate you on all your performances and records to date,” said Hadlee when conferring the honour upon Taylor via video link.“You’ve been a wonderful performer, you’ve got a fantastic record and on behalf of New Zealand Cricket I’d just like to say thanks very much for your contribution, not only to New Zealand cricket – but to world cricket.”Tim Southee and Tom Latham reflected on their Test exploits after claiming honours for first-class achievements in the 2020 New Zealand Cricket Awards.Both laid special emphasis on their performances from the same Test. Find out whichTaylor’s teammate Southee bagged the top Test prize after having picked up 40 wickets at an average of 21.47 during the season.“To perform in the format is very pleasing and the stats are nice, but at the end of the day there’s a lot of work from your teammates that go into those numbers,” said Southee, who also won the award for his achievements in first-class cricket on Wednesday.“The guys taking the catches, the guys bowling at the other end creating pressure – it’s a collective group effort and this award is a representation of that.”Kim Cotton was named the Umpire of the Year after she became the first woman from New Zealand to officiate in an ICC World Cup final during the Women’s T20 event in Australia at a jam-packed Melbourne Cricket Ground.“It’s been a busy journey, but I’ve absolutely loved it,” Cotton said. “I was a bit surprised to be asked to do the Final – it was an amazing experience. The atmosphere and the noise was unreal. I thoroughly enjoyed the game and it was so great to be part of.”(ICC Media Zone)last_img read more

Senegal’s Teranga Lions Beat Eagles in Last Tune up Clash

first_imgBoth coaches, who agreed to the game being played behind closed doors, made good use of the opportunity to make their maximum changes. The better chances in the second half fell to the Nigerians with Samuel Chukwueze’s close range shot blocked with a last ditch tackle and substitute Oghenekaro Etebo’s free kick on the edge of the box rattling the cross bar.Nigeria’s starting 11Daniel Akpeyi, Samuel Kalu, Jamilu Collins, Kenneth Omeruo, William Ekong, John Ogu, Wilfred Ndidi, Mikel Obi, Alex Iwobi, Samuel Chukwueze and Odion IghaloSubstitutions: Collins (Ola Aina), Ogu (Oghenekaro Etebo), Chukwueze (Henry Onyekuru), Iwobi (Moses Simon), Ighalo (Victor Osimhen) and Kalu (Chidozie Awaziem).Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Three-time African champions, Super Eagles of Nigeria lost their last Total Africa Cup of Nations build up match to the Teranga Lions of Senegal in Ismailia yesterday evening.A defensive mix up in the 20th minute exposed the Eagles’ defence and Idrissa Gueye capitalised on it to score the only goal of the match.Nigeria came close to drawing level on a number of occasions with Odion Ighalo and Wilfred Ndidi almost leveling proceedings before the interval.last_img read more

Bennett shows his class

first_imgFellow Carrick man Sean Kelly won the race a record 7 times.Ireland’s Dan Martin remains ninth on general classification, 23-seconds off leader Arnaud Demare. The Bora Hansgrohe rider finished over a length clear of many of the sports best sprinters to claim the 190 kilometres 3rd stage of Paris Nice.Among those left in his wake were Grand Tour stage winners Alexander Kristoff, John Degenkolb, Marcel Kittel and André Greipel.This was the 26 year olds first World Tour triumph – he is the first Irish rider to win a stage of Paris-Nice since Stephen Roche won the Col d’Eze time trial in 1989.last_img read more

Federal politicians endorse Brightline investigation

first_imgFederal political representatives, including Florida Senators Marco Rubio and Bill Nelson as well as Congresswoman Frederica Wilson, has called on Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao to conduct a thorough investigation into the fatal accidents involving Florida’s Brightline high-speed rail service.On Jan. 10, Linda Short, 73, of Berea, Ohio, was killed at 7:40 p.m. after driving her car onto the Florida East Coast tracks in Delray Beach and into the path of an oncoming freight train, according to Delray Beach police.Two days later, on Jan. 12th, Melissa Lavell, 32, was killed after apparently trying to beat an oncoming Brightline passenger train after the guard rails were down, also in Boynton Beach, according to police. A third fatality occurred on Jan. 18th and subsequently east of downtown Boynton Beach.Brightline passenger trains share the rail corridor with Florida East Coast Railway freight trains. Both are owned by Florida EastCoast Industries. Brightline in a statement Wednesday said, “We are engaged with them (The Feds) as they begin their investigation.”last_img read more