Broome County April 1 coronavirus update Garnar also demanded that more people follow social-distancing guidelines and stay home. For more coronavirus coverage, click here. Equipment can be dropped off at the old Macy’s building in the Oakdale Mall Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The person who died was a man in his 70’s, Garnar says. There are 141 people in mandatory quarantine and 42 people in precautionary quarantine. 26 cases are pending lab results. A map detailing where all cases are located in the county can be found by clicking here. Additionally, there are 41 confirmed cases of the coronavirus on Broome County. Garnar says 12 of these patients are in the hospital and 19 are home. Six people have recovered from the virus in Broome County. The county executive says they are are still looking for more personal-protective equipment. (WBNG) — Broome County Executive Jason Garnar announced the fourth death from COVID19 in the county.
Hydroxychloroquine cut the death rate significantly in sick patients hospitalized with COVID-19, without heart-related side-effects, according to a new study published by Henry Ford Health System. The large study involved 25-hundred patients and found 13% of those treated with hydroxychloroquine alone died compared with 26.4% not treated with hydroxychloroquine. The study was published in the peer-reviewed International Journal of Infectious Diseases. “The findings have been highly analyzed and peer-reviewed,” said Dr. Marcus Zervos, division head of Infectious Disease for Henry Ford Health System, who co-authored the study with Henry Ford epidemiologist Samia Arshad. “We attribute our findings that differ from other studies to early treatment, and part of a combination of interventions that were done in supportive care of patients, including careful cardiac monitoring. Our dosing also differed from other studies not showing a benefit of the drug. And other studies are either not peer reviewed, have limited numbers of patients, different patient populations or other differences from our patients.”Zervos said the potential for a surge in the fall or sooner, and infections continuing worldwide, show an urgency to identifying inexpensive and effective therapies and preventions.“We’re glad to add to the scientific knowledge base on the role and how best to use therapies as we work around the world to provide insight,” he said. “Considered in the context of current studies on the use of hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19, our results suggest that the drug may have an important role to play in reducing COVID-19 mortality.”The study also found those treated with azithromycin alone or a combination of hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin also fared slightly better than those not treated with the drugs, according to the Henry Ford data. The analysis found 22.4% of those treated only with azithromycin died, and 20.1% treated with a combination of azithromycin and hydroxychloroquine died, compared to 26.4% of patients dying who were not treated with either medication.“Our analysis shows that using hydroxychloroquine helped saves lives,” said neurosurgeon Dr. Steven Kalkanis, CEO, Henry Ford Medical Group and Senior Vice President and Chief Academic Officer of Henry Ford Health System. “As doctors and scientists, we look to the data for insight. And the data here is clear that there was benefit to using the drug as a treatment for sick, hospitalized patients.”
CD AndersonOlympians South African Zola Budd and American Mary Decker recentlyreunited for a new documentary that revisits their contentious on-track meetingduring the 3 000m final at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. The hotlycontested and much-hyped race provided one of the more controversial moments inmodern Olympic history.The documentary, The Fall, by the UK’s Sky Atlantic channel, looks at the build-up to the race, the race itself and the after-effects of the incident in which Decker collided with Budd and gained both runners unprecedented global infamy.The build-upAn extraordinary media-frenzy surrounded the two athletes and their uniquecircumstances in the run-up to the race.Budd was a reticent 18-year-old Bloemfontein-born middle-distance runningphenomenon. Unlike other athletes, she trained and raced barefoot. South Africawas excluded from international sports and competing in the Olympics because ofits apartheid government, but Budd circumvented this by gaining British citizenship,on the grounds that her grandfather was British.At the age of 17, in 1984, she broke the women’s 5 000m world recordwith a time of 15:01.83. But the race was in South Africa and the InternationalAmateur Athletics Federation (IAAF) refused to ratify her time as an official worldrecord. The following year – after the ill-fated Olympics – representing Britain, sheclaimed the world record officially with a time of 14:48.07.Decker was seven years older than Budd, an all-American sporting celebrity formost of her life and a multiple world record holder. But she had missed out on threeprevious Olympics before the Los Angeles Games.In the documentary, Decker recalls the 1984 Games as her crowning moment as a competitor. “I (was) finally here, and had something to prove.”Budd, on the other hand, was just trying fight off her own insecurities, broughton in part by the negative media coverage surrounding her at the time.As a white South African eager to compete internationally, she had alreadyexperienced ridicule and criticism during her burgeoning career, amplified by theattempts of her family and a British newspaper (with exclusive rights to her story)to fast-track her British citizenship that would allow her to compete at the Games.As an outsider, she found little love from the British public, and even less from herhome country.Criticised by the apartheid government and the various mouthpieces of thethen-banned and exiled liberation movements, Budd was a world-class athleteseemingly without a country to rally behind her.Self-described as just a simple girl from the Free State, Budd now confessesthe moment might have been too big for her. “I felt like ‘What am I doing here? I(wasn’t) supposed to be here.”All she really wanted to do was run, if only to prove to herself that she couldcompete with the best in the world no matter what flag she wore on her shirt.In front of a vocal, partisan crowd at the Los Angeles Olympic Coliseum, and aworldwide audience of millions, Budd and Decker lined up to start the race, eachnot knowing much about the other, apart from what had been said in the mediacoverage leading up to the race. More importantly, both runners knew that the otherstood in their way to Olympic glory.The raceWhile Decker and Budd received most of the media attention before the race,both runners were not outright favourites to win the 3 000m. RomanianMaricica Puică and the UK’s Wendy Smith-Sly were responsible for the distance’sbest times in the year leading up to the race.Decker, however, began the race in the lead, setting a rapid, urgent pace forthe rest of the field. By the midway point, Budd had gained the lead and led a packof Decker, Puică and Smith-Sly away from the rest of the also-rans.It was a situation unfamiliar to Budd and Decker, both of whose prodigiousrunning talents had resulted in their regularly leading races alone, well ahead of therest of the field.Shortly after the halfway point in the race, the first collision occurred, withDecker making contact with Budd’s legs. Less than five strides later, there was asecond collision, and Budd brushed her striding (bare) foot against Decker’s frontupper thigh. Budd lost her balance for a moment, realigning herself directly in frontof Decker, whose running spikes “inadvertently” grazed Budd’s ankle, drawingblood.Decker lost her balance and fell off the track on to the infield, but not beforegrasping and ripping off Budd’s race number. Decker was out of the race and Buddcontinued. Despite holding on to the lead, the tussle severely altered Budd’s paceand mind-set, causing her to quickly fall back to seventh place by the end of therace.Mary Decker after her fall during the final of the 3 000m race in the 1984Olympic Games. (Photo: Bettman Archive) pic.twitter.com/SMLOENDPSz—CD Anderson (@bizarrojerri) August 12,2016Years later, writing about the race in her autobiography, Budd admitted that shepurposely slowed down to placate an increasingly hostile crowd seeing their nationalheroine, Decker, out of the race and on the ground in tears. Puică won gold, withSmith-Sly finishing second.But all eyes were on Budd and Decker at the end of the race. Budd shylywalked off the track and a distraught Decker was carried off by her trainer. Budd,also in her autobiography, confirmed that she did attempt to speak to Deckerimmediately off the track and away from the cameras, but was countered byDecker with the now infamous retort: “Don’t bother.”In the direct aftermath of the race, an IAAF/Olympic investigation into theincident found that neither Budd nor Decker had shown undue malice or culpabilityin causing the collision. It was decided outright that the cause of the clash was bothathletes’ relative discomfort and inexperience in pack-running. Years later, Budd andDecker agree, although for Budd, the overwhelming public and media interest in therun-up to the race may have added an extra psychological barrier to how sheapproached the race.Mary Decker falls to the track as Zola Budd leads the final of thewomen’s 3,000m race in the 1984 Olympic Games. pic.twitter.com/GgyaM0vQOZ—CD Anderson (@bizarrojerri) August 12,2016The aftermath and reunionSeeing each other again, 32 years after the race, during interviews for thedocumentary, Budd and Decker discovered that they had more in common than theyrealised. Both had never watched a replay of the controversial race, preferring toremember it as they had experienced it.Zola Budd and Mary Decker at LA Coliseum 32 years after their race atthe 1984 Olympic Games (Photo: Hillside Prod.) pic.twitter.com/RH31av2RPL— CDAnderson (@bizarrojerri) August 15,2016They also agreed that the hype and circumstances created by the media at thetime put too much emotional stress on the occasion and the runners. Budd, inparticular, felt the undue pressure on her to run and balance the overwhelmingpolitical game surrounding her would have made her think twice about running therace if she had to choose today.Decker felt that the media painting her as temperamental and overly emotionalafter the race – to the point of nicknaming her “America’s cry baby” – was disingenuous. “I can’t say that my reactions were that horrible,” she said. “People need to put themselves in my place and in Zola’s place and think what (they) would have done.”Los Angeles may have been what the two runners were most famous for, but itwas by no means their lasting legacy.Both continued to compete after 1984, even meeting on the track one final timein 1985 during an IAAF competition in England – Decker won the race and Buddfinished fourth.Budd went on to win the world cross country title twice and set world recordsfor the 2 000m and 5 000m. She also holds the standing British andSouth African records for the competition mile.She also competed in the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, this time representingSouth Africa, before retiring from competition in 1994. Budd also ran the Comradesfor the first time in 2012, finishing 37th. She continues to train and nurtureupcoming talent in the US and South xAfrica.Decker went on to set more than 15 world records, as well as Americanrecords for the 800m, 10 000m, 3 000m and 1 500m. She never won that sought-after Olympic medal, despite competing in the 1988 Seoul Games. Following surgery to stave off the effects of arthritis, Decker retired to rural, family life in Oregon.The Zola Budd taxiThe‘Zola Budd’ Hi-Ace minibus taxi, named after the famous South Africanathlete. (Photo: Toyota) pic.twitter.com/El1HVgBDUi— CDAnderson (@bizarrojerri) August 12,2016As for a more lasting cultural legacy, just ask any seasoned minibus taxi driverin South Africa, who will tell you that the ubiquitous “Zola Budd” Toyota Hi-Ace taxiis often the fastest and most reliable, while a “Mary Decker” taxi is a broken down one.This popular taxi slang even inspired a song by the late Brenda Fassie.Source: Telegraph UK/Wikipedia CD AndersonWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SouthAfrica.info material
Leaky homes are hard to heat and hard to cool. The only way to know whether your home is leaky or tight is to measure its air leakage rate with a blower door. A blower door is a tool that depressurizes a house; this depressurization exaggerates the home’s air leaks, making the leaks easier to measure and locate.An energy-efficient house must be as airtight as possible. Many older U.S. homes are so leaky that a third to a half of the home’s heat loss comes from air leaks.There is no such thing as a house that is too tight. However, it’s also true that there is no such a thing as an airtight house. Every house leaks, and that’s why we perform blower-door tests — to measure a building’s leakage rate.Blower-door testing is useful for both new construction and existing homes. By testing a new home, a builder:If you’re building a new home, the best time to conduct a blower-door test is after the home is insulated but before the drywall is hung. If the test reveals major problems, the leaks will be easier to fix at that point than later on.There are at least two reasons to conduct a blower-door test on an existing house: to determine how leaky it is, and to help locate and fix the leaks.When a blower door is used to help an air-sealing contractor locate and fix leaks in an existing house, the procedure is called “blower-door-directed air sealing.” (To see a GBA video of blower-door-directed air sealing, click here.)During the 1960s, energy experts didn’t realize the extent to which air leakage contributed to residential heat loss. During the early 1970s, however, a few researchers in Sweden, Saskatchewan, and New Jersey… Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details. This article is only available to GBA Prime Members Start Free Trial Already a member? Log in
MOST READ Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ JRU’s short rotation took a toll on the team in the extra periods, as Teodoro, Ervin Grospe, Abdulwahab Abdulrazak, and Abdel Poutouochi all fouled out before the game concluded.Teodoro went 6-of-17 from threes to wound up with 30 points and six rebounds, while Jed Mendoza collected 24 markers, four boards, and four assists.Aaron Bordon also had 13 points, five rebounds, and three dimes in the defeat, as the Heavy Bombers saw their four-game winning streak snapped and fell to a 6-4 record.The Scores:ARELLANO 115 – Alcoriza 23, Salado 17, Flores 17, Taywan 15, Canete 12, Enriquez 9, Concepcion 9, Nicholls 5, Villoria 5, Abanes 3, Dela Cruz 0, Meca 0, Filart 0.JRU 109 – Teodoro 30, Mendoza 24, Bordon 13, Grospe 10, Abdul Razak 10, Sawat 9, Lasquety 4, Poutouochi 4, Dela Virgen 3, David 2, Mate 0.Quarters: 18-20, 43-39, 68-64, 89-89, 100-100, 115-109.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Eustaquio, two other Filipinos headline ONE: Total Victory Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo “Those were big,” remarked Codiñera. Before that, the third guy was not evident, the third guy. We only have Salado and (Lervin) Flores, but the third option wasn’t there. But this time, we got good contributions from our bench.”Rence Alcoriza topped Arellano with 23 points on a 4-of-5 shooting from three, while Salado got 17 markers, seven assists, and three boards.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingLervin Flores added a double-double of 17 points and 11 rebounds, Marwin Taywan got 15 markers and five assists, and Michael Cañete had 12 points and nine boards in the victory as the Chiefs rose to 4-6 in the standings.“It’s a game of spurts. They made a run, we made a run, but I guess it’s the stops and we made the key stops,” said Codiñera. LATEST STORIES Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netArellano just had enough gas left in the tank to beeat Jose Rizal University in a 115-109 double overtime thriller Thursday in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Catching the opposition by surprise, coach Jerry Codiñera went to his unheralded role players as guys like Allen Enriquez, Archie Concepcion, and Kraniel Viloria strung 10 straight points give the side 110-100 lead with 3:04 left in the 2nd OT, before Kent Salado put on the finishing touches.ADVERTISEMENT Tey Teodoro forced the first overtime with an off-balanced triple from the right corner with 2.5 seconds to spare in regulation to tie the game at 89.He continued his tear in the first extra period, drilling another trey this time from the right wing to give the Heavy Bombers a 100-97 lead with 18.5 ticks remaining.However, the Chiefs refused to die as Salado threw a crosscourt pass to Zach Nicholls, who then miraculously canned a desperation three with 2.0 seconds left to once again knot the game at 100. Teodoro still had a chance to win the game, but shot his floater too strong.“We’re already down, but the prayer shot from Zach gave us relief. We were able to regroup from that shot and got some energy from our bench,” said Codiñera.ADVERTISEMENT NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul View comments Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side
Slamming BJP government for spurt in prices of essential commodities during its 45-day rule, Opposition Congress on Monday took potshots at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for riding to power on promise of controlling inflation yet doing nothing on it.Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, BJP leaderSpeaking on the issue after his demand for suspension of Question Hour to discuss price rise was accepted by the ruling party, Leader of the Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad said the one-and-half-month rule of BJP government has seen all round rise in prices of vegetables and fruits.Since coming to power, the BJP-led government has raised rail passenger fares and freight charges besides hiking petrol, diesel and LPG rates that have cascading impact on prices of other commodities, the Congress leader said.Azad said when in 2012 the UPA government had raised rail fares before the railway budget, the then Chief Minister of Gujarat had written to the Prime Minister opposing such adjustments prior to presentation of the Rail Budget and had demanded its rollback.”In two years what has changed” that the BJP government raised not just passenger fares but also freight days ahead of the Railway budget, he said, pointing out that fares and freight have been raised by a steep 14-16 per cent.BJP and Modi’s 6-month election campaign was centered around price rise and Congress and UPA leadership was criticised for being oblivious to the plight of poor, he said.”If Congress did not know poverty and if BJP leaders had better knowledge, then why did they provide for back breaking prices rise in one-and-half-months,” he asked.advertisementAzad demanded immediate rollback in rail fares as well as the hike in diesel, petrol and LPG rates.He said the UPA had initiated landmark measures like the MNREGA and Food Security Bill to help poor.”Did we not spend money on infrastructure in 10 years,” he said, pointing to new airports that came up in Delhi, Mumbai and other places as well as roads and highways, schools and universities built in various parts of the country.”Even during world economic crisis, we did not stop spending on infrastructure,” he said, adding the BJP rule has seen “chaumukhi mahangi (all round price rise).”Earlier, soon after new members took oath and Chairman Hamid Ansari read out obituary reference, members in the Opposition benches were up on their feet demanding discussion on price rise.On being allowed by Ansari to speak, Azad said his party has given a notice for suspension of Question Hour and taking up discussion on price rise.Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said the government was open to discussion on the issue.”We have absolutely no difficulty…you may start the discussion right now,” Jaitley said after which Ansari called Azad to initiate discussion on price rise and inflation.
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Man Utd midfielder McTominay reveals Williams advice: Like you’re in the park with mates!by Freddie Taylor15 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveScott McTominay handed Brandon Williams some valuable advice before the teenager’s Manchester United debut.19-year-old Williams was excellent in the goalless draw with AZ Alkmaar last week.”I thought he did brilliantly,” McTominay told MUTV.”I said to him before the game to just be himself and told him he had nothing to worry about.”I told him to go and play the game like it was a Reserves match or he was playing in the park with his mates… you don’t want to think too much about it, you just need to go out, express yourself, show what you can do and that’s what he did.”A fellow United academy graduate, McTominay exactly what Williams must do from here.He added: “He just needs to concentrate on how he’s performing on the pitch and listen to Ole and the coaches and I’m sure they’ll be pleased with him.”Obviously, we didn’t create as many chances as we hoped [against Alkmaar] but we still got a point away from home and didn’t concede again so they’re positives we can take.”And, of course, Brandon was a big, big plus and I’m very pleased for him. To have a game like that this early in his career is great.”
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say West Ham boss Pellegrini surprised by Everton strugglesby Paul Vegas7 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveWest Ham United manager Manuel Pellegrini admits he’s surprised by Everton’s early season struggles.The Blues currently find themselves in the relegation zone after eight matches of the campaign despite being handed what looked to be a relatively favourable early fixture list.Pellegrini said, “[Surprised by their position?] Maybe, yes. They have very good players and a team that is very strong every year.”I suppose I expected them to not be in that position in the table.”Because we won that game last season, it is in that moment we played in the way we wanted to. We want the same result again this time as well.”It is difficult to analyse their situation. Last season we beat them there when we were in a position that they are now.”Games are always different though, I am sure we will find an Everton with high pace and looking to get better results than their last games.”
Comedian and author, Alexei Sayle has joined with the BUAV as the organisation announces the delivery of its new report ‘What is happening to cats?’The report, to be delivered to the Home Office, is a critical analysis of kitten and cat experiments carried out in the UK.Alexei said: “As a cat owner myself I know what wonderful companions they can be and how affectionate, intelligent and playful. That is why I am joining with the BUAV to ask the UK Government to bring an end to the use of all cats in experimentation. It is time to stop this cruel and unnecessary suffering.”The BUAV has carried out a comprehensive review of scientific literature involving cat experiments in the UK. Their findings provide a shocking insight into the suffering and cruelty cats and kittens endure in UK universities that will horrify all those concerned with animal welfare – over the last five years, from 2008 to 2012 inclusive, at least 855 cats were used in 1,304 experiments.Much of it driven by university researchers who want to find out how cats ‘work’, experiments carried out included:• Deliberate deprivation of light or vision by rearing kittens in the dark or stitching eyes closed• Invasive brain surgery to implant electrodes in cats’ heads• Lengthy surgical procedures during which the cats are only ‘lightly’ anaesthetised• Paralysis during surgery using chemicals to prevent cats from moving or breathing• Repeated behaviour testing and brain recording whilst being held in small Perspex boxes• Infection with deadly diseases with no mention of pain relief and sometimes no treatment• Repeated blood sampling over many weeks• Cats housed completely on their own for many weeksThe rationale underlying all animal experiments in the UK is that the ‘ends justify the means’ and that animal suffering and loss of life is permissible if it is of benefit to humans or other animals. Yet, as the BUAV Report outlines, the information gained from cat research has little direct relevance to humans because of the fundamental nature of the work and the substantial differences between the two species. Research on cats is cruel, unnecessary and unpopular. Sophisticated, humane and human-relevant techniques can be used instead. The BUAV is calling on the Government to listen to public opinion and take decisive action to ban experiments on cats.In 2012, there was public outcry after the BUAV uncovered research at Cardiff University on litters of new born kittens who were raised in total darkness or deprived of sight in one eye by having their eyelids sewn shut. After 12 weeks, the kittens were anaesthetised and their skulls cut open to expose their brains. Images were taken of their brains’ responses to visual stimuli, after which the kittens were killed and parts of their brains removed for further analysis.In a more recent publicly-funded experiment published in 2014, researchers at University College London and Moorfields Eye Hospital sliced open the eyelids of 6 young cats (under anesthesia) to allow easier access to the eye before a clamp was inserted to hold the eyelids back. Part of the sclera (white of the eye) was then cut open to allow for the insertion of an infusion tube so that the vitreous gel in the middle of the eye could be removed. Three of the cats were also subjected to another surgical procedure to remove the lenses in their eyes.Comedian Ricky Gervais who spoke out against these experiments and is also supporting the BUAV campaign to end the use of cats and dogs in research stated: “Cats share our homes, they are loving, loyal and playful and they deserve a safe and happy life, not one of suffering. That’s why I am supporting the Our Best Friends campaign, taking action to bring a stop to the suffering of cats and dogs in UK laboratories.”Under the banner ‘Cats and dogs are our best friends – they don’t belong in laboratories’, the BUAV is asking for the Government to end their use for experimentation in the UK.CEO of the BUAV, Michelle Thew, said: “Over 5 million families in the UK share their home with one or more cats yet these much loved animals are still being used in cruel and unnecessary tests. We are delivering our report to the Home Office in order to highlight the suffering and present our argument for alternatives to be used to end such cruelty.”Other high-profile spokespeople to join the Our Best Friends campaign include Jilly Cooper, Chris Packham, Kirsty Gallacher, Greg Rutherford and Mary McCartney.
Kent DriscollAPTN NewsIqaluit Mayor Madeline Redfern says she has received threats ever since she testified at a parliamentary committee about barriers for women in the workplace.Redfern went before the Status of Women committee in September.Since returning, she says she has received several [email protected]@kentdriscoll