CDC Expands List of COVID-19 Symptoms with Six New Items

August 12, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta has updated the list of symptoms people have reported from COVID-19.Six new symptoms include:1. Chills2. Repeated shaking with chills3. Muscle pain4. Headache5. Sore throat6. New loss of taste or smellIt was previously reported that the most common symptoms, which range from mild to severe, were fever, cough and shortness of breath or difficulty breathing.The CDC says if you develop any of these emergency warning signs for the disease, you should seek medical attention immediately:-Trouble breathing-Persistent pain or pressure in the chest-New confusion or inability to arouse-Bluish lips or faceThe agency adds that the list is not all inclusive.last_img read more

UPSTART BOLO FIRES FRESH & DEFEATS FAVORED OBVIOUSLY BY A NECK IN GRADE II, $200,000 ARCADIA STAKES; PRAT & GAINES TEAM FOR MILE TURF WIN IN 1:33.09

August 2, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgBOLO TO CONSIDER SURFACE SWITCH TO $1 MILLION SANTA ANITA HANDICAP ON MARCH 12 ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 13, 2016)–A Kentucky Derby hopeful a year ago, 4-year-old Bolo proved himself a nationally prominent turf horse Saturday at Santa Anita, as he ran down heavily favored Obviously late to take the Grade II, $200,000 Arcadia Stakes by a neck under Flavien Prat. Trained by Carla Gaines and idle since July 4, Bolo negotiated one mile on turf in 1:33.09 and is now undefeated in three tries over the Santa Anita lawn.A measured second, two lengths off the favorite past the half mile pole, Bolo got outside pressure from eventual third place finisher Om going to the far turn, shook him off turning for home and gradually wore down Obviously to win going away at the wire.“I couldn’t watch at the end,” said Santa Anita Chairman Keith Brackpool, on behalf of the ownership of Golden Pegasus Racing, Inc., and Earle I. Mack, LLC. “I couldn’t watch, but it was unbelievable. Carla did just an incredible job, incredible. Her patience over a seven month period drives me crazy, but then in one day, it all comes together.”Off at 7-1 in a field of five older horses, Bolo paid $17.40, $7.20 and $3.00. A Kentucky-bred colt by Temple City, he notched his fourth win from nine starts and with the winner’s share of $120,000, increased his earnings to $408,700.“You have to be closer on the turf the way it’s playing, so it worked out well,” said Prat, who rode Bolo for the first time. “I knew the pace was already fast (set by Obviously; 22.70, 45.67, 1:09.13 and 1:20.99) but I had to get out and go (around the far turn) because Obviously was still in front of me. When I came up next to Obviously, he picked it back up…but I knew Bolo can get the distance and in the end, Obviously came back to us.”Although all four of his career wins have come on turf, Brackpool left the door open for a possible return to dirt in the mile and a quarter $1 million Santa Anita Handicap on March 12.“It seems like every other horse I hear about is being considered for Dubai,” he said. “So we’ve got lots of options.”As for Gaines, she was obviously pleased with the way Bolo came back running off the bench.“The horse had a terrific trip,” she said. “All I told Flavien was to let him break and find his place in the race. I felt he’d be sitting right behind the leaders and he would still have a kick home. That’s exactly what happened. I’m just so thrilled…Did I think he was going to get there? I’m not sure. I was screaming very loud.”Irish-bred Obviously, one of America’s best turf milers dating back to 2012, was cutting back in distance from a mile and one eighth and appeared to have things his own way on the lead.“He settled great and he ran really well,” said Mike Smith, who was aboard the 8-year-old for the first time in the Arcadia. “They went in (one) thirty three to beat us. That’s pretty impressive. I wouldn’t say the this track favors speed, but…He just got run down today.”Off at 4-5, Obviously paid $3.00 and $2.10.Om, who came off a rousing win here in the Grade II Mathis Brother Mile (turf) on Dec. 26, sat a comfortable third early with Gary Stevens and went after the top two going to the far turn, but proved third best. The second choice at 8-5, he paid $2.10 to show.last_img read more

The Wright Way: Demand more from administrators

January 20, 2020 0 Comments

first_img As I understand it, when entry lists are submitted, a substitute list should also be submitted. This was, apparently, the case at last year’s World Junior Championships in the United States, when Jonielle Smith and Michael O’Hara withdrew from the female and male 100-metre races, respectively. Smith, because of injury, and O’Hara, because he decided to do one sprint instead of two, (the 200 metres instead of the 100 metres). Jamaica were refused permission to replace them because no substitute list was submitted! So there was precedent! Further, our own general secretary, Garth Gayle, applied for membership of the prestigious technical committee and was accepted, so it is reasonable to assume that he knew and/or (at least) read the rules. Therefore, to voice shock and surprise and to appeal a decision that could not be altered leaves us, the people, to wonder: What on Earth is happening in China; and will there be more bleeps and blunders before the championships are over? Will anyone be sanctioned and returned home as Stephen Francis has suggested? No. I will not hold my breath. Nothing will happen. No one will be sanctioned and the same group will be selected to accompany the team to next year’s Olympics in Rio, and soon a national award for ‘contribution to track and field’. The confusion surrounding the selection of Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce at the World Relays was supposed to be addressed by the president of the JAAA. To date, I am not aware if he has issued a statement. Hopefully, the rejection by the IAAF of three of the four nationals of the leading sprint country in the world to Council and other important committees will signal to some of our athletic administrators that the world seems to be of the opinion that our athletes can save the sport, but our administrators are not good enough to enter the inner sanctum of the IAAF. As in netball, as in cricket, as in football, as in security, and now, as in track and field, let us demand excellence from those in charge. Let us refuse to accept underperforming administrators consistently giving themselves 10 out of 10, when the entire nation knows that their score is two out of 10. Let us demand better. We deserve it. On Sunday the 23rd August, 2015, a few minutes past eight o’ clock in the morning, normal activities in Jamaica stopped and an entire nation waited to exhale. Many miles away in Beijing, China, the world’s greatest sprinter ever was about to start the finals of the men’s 100 metres at the World Athletics Championships. The USA had four finalists, three of whom had failed drug tests in the past, and Jamaica had two finalists, one of whom had failed a drug test in the past. For some, this final featured the good, the bad and the up-and-coming, the young guns – one from Canada and one from the USA. After 9.79 seconds, it was over. Jamaicans of all walks of life were screaming, hugging strangers, and behaving as if all our economic woes were over and all gunmen were captured by the police and awaiting trial. Usain Bolt had won … again, allowing all those who voiced doubts about his ability to overcome injury and consistent poor starts this year, to say (through the side of their mouths) “I knew he would win”. The good won and the young guns shared the bronze medal. What a man! What a Jamaican! What a champion! This man from Trelawny made us forget all our troubles and, for a brief moment, feel how good it is to be a Jamaican. His victory last Sunday morning was due to his immense talent, discipline during training, and an amazing ability to follow the instructions of his coach, the great Glen Mills. A lot of other people will claim a hand in this triumph. Stephen Francis, Jamaica’s other coaching guru, has stated quite clearly his thoughts surrounding what he deems to be administrative blunders leading into the championships. But the refusal of the technical committee of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) to allow Nesta Carter to replace the injured Kemar Bailey-Cole in the heats of the men’s 100 metres is impatient of a fulsome response by the JAAA to the question: Did the person responsible for submitting entries to the IAAF before August 10 make an unforgivable error? previous caselast_img read more

Burnley v QPR: Rangers include youngsters

December 21, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgYoungsters Cole Kpekawa and Michael Petrasso start for QPR at Burnley, as does keeper Matt Ingram.Left-back Kpekawa keeps his place, having made his full league debut for Rangers in the recent draw against Reading.Winger Petrasso is also given a chance to impress, and Ingram keeps his place in goal.French teenager Axel Prohouly, an attacking midfielder who joined the R’s last summer and was previously at Monaco, is named among the substitutes.Meanwhile, promotion-chasing Burnley are without Dean Marney, who was unable to recover from a hamstring problem in time. Joey Barton plays against his former club.Burnley: Heaton, Lowton, Keane, Mee, Ward, Boyd, Jones, Barton, Arfield, Vokes, Gray.Subs: Robinson, Tarkowski, Dyer, Taylor, Hennings, Barnes, Darikwa.QPR: Ingram; Onuoha, Hall, Hill, Kpekawa; Henry, Faurlin; Phillips, Hoilett, Petrasso; Polter.Subs: Lumley, Perch, Grego-Cox, Prohouly, Gladwin, El Khayati, Washington.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Big Flood on Mars; Why Not on Earth?

December 19, 2019 0 Comments

first_img(Visited 153 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 More evidence has been presented for a “voluminous” flood on Mars, where there is no water today.  So why is a comparable flood disfavored for Earth, where water covers 70% of the surface?In “Fill and spill of giant lakes in the eastern Valles Marineris region of Mars” published in Geology this month, scientists from London and Berlin propose that a megaflood caused by dam breaches of deep lakes scoured out a vast area of the equatorial canyon called Valles Marineris, draining into the northern polar regions:The existence of Hesperian age (3.7–3.4 Ga) surface water bodies on Mars is a contentious issue, often conflicting with favored climate models. Extensive lakes are proposed to have filled parts of Valles Marineris during this period, yet evidence for their presence and temporal continuity is poorly constrained. Here we report geomorphic and chronologic evidence for the initiation and demise of a voluminous lake system within the basins of eastern Valles Marineris. We find that independent, kilometer-deep lakes were present here well after the wetter, global climate optimum that characterized the previous Noachian epoch (4.1–3.7 Ga)…. The topography data demonstrate that incision of the bedrock barriers between the basins during spillover was driven by a dramatic local base-level difference between the lake surface and downstream basin floors. We postulate that the lake spillover process created an integrated drainage routing system between a voluminous equatorial water supply and the northern plains basin.In other words, these scientists believe that megafloods from large, deep, voluminous lakes occurred during a less-wet period following the “Noachian” period during which Mars scientists think water was even more abundant.A press release from the European Space Agency shows an image from their Mars Express spacecraft suggesting a megaflood created channels measuring 1.55 million kilometers.  By contrast, Earth’s Grand Canyon covers less than 5,000 square kilometers.  The scientists believe that snow and ice, melted by volcanic eruptions, caused the flood.Now silent, one can only imagine from examples on Earth the roar of gushing water that once cascaded through Kasei Valles, undermining cliff faces and engulfing craters, and eventually flooding onto the plains of Chryse Planitia.The outflow channel extends 3,000 km, the article states.  By contrast, the Grand Canyon is 433 km long.So what’s the problem with global catastophism on Earth?  Dam breach theories are popular with young-earth creationists.  They find evidence for massive lakes above Grand Canyon that would have contained more water than the Great Lakes combined, likely contained as inland seas after Noah’s flood.  A dam breach at Echo Cliffs, and another at the Little Colorado, could have led to the rapid formation of this world-famous scar on Earth that is far smaller than the channels claimed on Mars.  Creationists propose this with multiple independent sources of evidence, including shorelines of the upper lakes, dam breach notches, evidence of vast sheet erosion and rapid downcutting, and more; yet their theories are despised by the secular geological establishment moyboys* who cannot bring themselves to imagine catastrophes of that scale at home.  Bring it up, and “one can only imagine… the roar”.The irony is that they can look at dry Mars and imagine catastrophes orders of magnitude larger!  No problemo.  They can even imagine huge lakes approaching ocean depth, and dam breach events there the likes of which they cannot imagine on Earth.  But propose a “Noachian” epoch (lasting one year) on Earth, and they say, Bosh, that’s religious myth.  As usual, creationists present scientific arguments, and the secular evolutionists respond with religious arguments.  Learn to brush away epithets and follow the evidence where it leads.  Ask yourself if it is plausible to propose that “giant” and “extensive” deep lakes on Mars sat there undisturbed for millions of years, only to breach their dams and create gigantic canyon systems in a few days of outflow.  If global catastrophism is good for Venus or Mars where no water is found, it’s good for Earth where water is plentiful.*moyboys: evolutionists who use the phrases “millions of years, billions of years” with reckless abandon.last_img read more

Football Five things to expect Urban Meyer to discuss at Big Ten

September 28, 2019 0 Comments

OSU coach Urban Meyer addresses the media during the 2016 Big Ten Media Days in Chicago. Credit: Courtesy of Jacob Myers| Assistant Sports EditorOhio State football coach Urban Meyer is going to address and take questions from the media for the first time all summer Monday. With the start of the football season about a month away, there are several topics of interest Meyer will likely discuss in Chicago at Big Ten Media Days. 1. Cornerback Depth ChartThe 2017 NFL Draft did not siphon as much Ohio State talent as the prior year’s draft, but it took its tole on the school’s cornerback depth. During the first round alone, both starting cornerbacks — Gareon Conley and Marshon Lattimore — were taken. Fortunately for the Buckeyes, however, cornerback might remain one of the deepest positions on the team. Junior Denzel Ward and redshirt sophomores Kendall Sheffield and Damon Arnette stand out as the early three favorites to see the most playing time, as well as a talented quartet of freshmen in Shaun Wade, Jeffrey Okudah, Marcus Williamson and Amir Riep. 2. Sam Hubbard at linebacker?No position is as deep for the Buckeyes as defensive end. With sophomore Nick Bosa, senior Jalyn Holmes, redshirt senior Tyquan Lewis — reigning Big Ten Defensive Lineman of the Year — and redshirt junior Sam Hubbard the biggest challenge for Meyer at the position could just be finding playing time for all four linemen.And while the notion of running four defensive ends with just a lone defensive tackle has been mentioned, so too was the possibility of shifting Hubbard to the linebacker position. Hubbard — who originally came to the Buckeyes as a safety — has played exclusively at defensive end throughout his college career and has the size and athleticism for the position. However, the coaches have long praised his speed and versatility, making the prospect of Hubbard moving over to the linebacker position seems possible. 3. Competition at H-backWhen Curtis Samuel declared early for the NFL Draft, a void in the Ohio State offense immediately appeared. Samuel, the team’s leading receiver from a season ago, has been the team’s starting H-back the past two seasons, assisting the Buckeye offense in both the passing game as well as the rushing game. So, who will fill that void for the Buckeyes?The early favorite at the position has been redshirt senior wide receiver Parris Campbell. Campbell finished last season with 121 receiving yards on 13 receptions. He also tallied 54 yards on the ground on four carries, with a touchdown. In addition to Campbell, sophomore running back Demario McCall could be viewed as the man to fill the vacant slot, as he demonstrated both his potential to run the ball effectively in the spring game (83 yards on six carries) as well as impact the passing game, as he caught a 40-yard touchdown pass and totaled 48 receiving yards in the game. 4. Progress of passing game under WilsonA focal point for fan criticism over the past few seasons, Ohio State’s passing game has not been the near-juggernaut it was back in 2014. But bringing in a new offensive coordinator — Kevin Wilson — who has led arguably the best passing game in the Big Ten over the past six seasons, Meyer could be on the cusp of turning the team’s fortunes in that area around.At the spring game, fans got a chance to see wideouts like redshirt junior Johnnie Dixon, redshirt junior Terry McLaurin and redshirt sophomore K.J. Hill catch deep ball after deep ball, and rack up gaudy passing yard totals. Sure, it was just a spring game, but it was a sight that fans of the team haven’t seen since the national-championship winning season in 2014. The Buckeyes have had a potent rushing attack the past several seasons, but if Wilson can get the air game back to where it had been a few seasons ago, the Ohio State offense could silence all of its critics. 5. KickerLast season, redshirt-junior Sean Nuernberger was expected to win the kicker duties after finishing the 2015 position as the starter in a battle with transfer Jack Willoughby. But a groin injury to Nuernberger left Tyler Durbin as the starter, who finished the year 63-for-65 in extra-point attempts and 17-for-22 in field goal attempts. Now Durbin is gone, and Nuernberger is in the same position he was in after the 2015 season: wondering if he will enter the year as the starter or be again reduced to the backup spot.The Buckeyes currently have three kickers on the roster who have been battling it out for the starting spot this summer. Along with Nuernberger, Ohio State also has freshman Blake Haubeil on its team. Meyer may shed light on the ongoing battle at the kicker spot in Chicago. read more

Mens hockey Ohio State completes sweep of Robert Morris with 31 win

September 28, 2019 0 Comments

Ohio State redshirt junior goalie Sean Romeo during the game against Ryerson on Sep. 30. Ohio State lost 7-4. Credit: Wyatt Crosher | Lantern ReporterTwo late goals by sophomore forward Tanner Lacyznski were enough for Ohio State (5-1-2, 1-1-0-0 in Big Ten) to win a defensive battle 3-1 against Robert Morris (2-5-0, 2-3-0 in Atlantic Hockey).The Buckeyes found the net late in the third period on a goal by Laczynski off an assist by senior defenseman Janik Möser. Laczynski scored again, this time on an empty net, to ice the game and secure the fourth straight victory for Ohio State.The goalies made most of the highlights on the night, as neither netminder gave up a goal for over forty minutes. Redshirt junior Sean Romeo made 13 saves in the victory. Senior goalie Andrew Pikul stopped 37 in the losing effort.The first period ended without a goal, and featured equally low shot totals out of both teams. Ohio State ended the opening frame leading in shots 7-6.While the score remained 0-0 after the second period, the shot totals told a much different story than in the first. Ohio State outshot Robert Morris 15-3 in the second and had three attempts on the power play, but could not find the back of the net against Pikul.Ohio State found a way to break the scoreless tie in the third period on a goal by sophomore defenseman Matt Miller. Senior forward Matthew Weis and freshman defenseman Michael Rounds earned assists on the play. The assist was Rounds’ first career point as a Buckeye.The Colonials countered six minutes later on the power play with a goal by junior forward Alex Tonge off assists by senior forward Brady Ferguson and redshirt junior Michael Louria.Robert Morris almost took the lead on a goal by Luke Lynch five minutes later, but the play was overturned on goaltender interference, and the score remained tied at one.Ohio State returns to conference play next weekend with two home games against No. 8 Notre Dame at the Schottenstein Center. Puck drop is set for 7 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday. read more

West Ham United Pellegrini desperate to help Jack Wilshere

September 18, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgWest Ham United manager Manuel Pellegrini is desperate to help new signing Jack Wilshere rediscover his best form after injury-stricken years at Arsenal.The new West Ham boss is keen to help the midfielder stay fit this season with a view to returning to the England national team setup.Wilshere is one of the nine players to join up with the Hammers this summer, as the club took a huge gamble on the injury-plagued player.Pellegrini believes the 26-year-old is destined for greatness and is keen to help him fulfill his huge potential.“First of all he is only 26 and been unlucky with injuries, “Pellegrini said, according to Daily Stardeclan rice, england, West ham UnitedReport: England’s Rice gets death threats George Patchias – September 9, 2019 England International Declan Rice has received death threats.Rice a one time Ireland International, switched allegiances only this year. The West Ham United man played for…“As a manager, you can work in lot of different tactics, systems, but if you don’t have good players it is impossible to be a good team.“In the eight, nine years he played for Arsenal he showed he’s a different player. So if the injuries respect him, alone he will make the difference to us.“I have plans for him. We are always talking. Maybe he will not work the same as the rest of the squad. But I am not scared about that because the last two seasons he played a lot of games, at Bournemouth then Arsenal.“He’s a young player and he knows his body and I hope that he will be fit for the most part of the season.”last_img read more

Brighton manager warns of Danny Ings

September 18, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgThe Seagulls have received seven goals this season in four matches played and are looking for their second win of the seasonBrighton and Hove Albion are in 14th place in the 2018-2019 English Premier League standings.The team has played four games, getting one victory and one draw, but being defeated twice.And what is worst: they have received seven goals in four matches, by players like Romelu Lukaku, Mohamed Salah, and Alexandar Mitrovic.This is why the Seagull’s boss Chris Hughton warns of Danny Ings ahead of the Southampton match.Cristiano Ronaldo, Nemanja Vidic, Manchester UnitedVidic: “Ronaldo is the most professional footballer I’ve seen” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Nemanja Vidic opened up on how a 21-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo’s professionalism left him stunned at Manchester United.“You can have strikers and you can have number nines. A classic number nine that’s a hold-up player or a classic number nine that’s a runner,” Hughton told The Argus.“I think with him he has very good attributes in the forward area. If you want someone who can run behind, that’s very much him with his pace.”“If you want someone who can link a bit more, play a little bit more like a number ten, he can do that,” he added.“I heard one of his interviews and he spoke very, very well about his time at Liverpool. Even though he didn’t play as many games as he would have liked because of injury, I think his experience at Liverpool has helped his all-around game. And at the moment we are seeing that.”last_img read more

Sinclair returns to Watford after Sunderland loan

September 18, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgEnglish footballer Jerome Sinclair spent a six-month loan with Football League One club Sunderland AFC.Jerome Sinclair has been with Watford since 2016.The English forward was loaned twice, first to Birmingham City and then to Sunderland.And his Football League One loan is over, and he has returned to the English Premier League club.What to expect from Watford V Arsenal? Taimoor Khan – September 8, 2019 Arsenal are set to take on Watford this weekend and the game is definitely going to be quite a peculiar contest between two sides…“Jerome has been a credit to himself and his club Watford in his time here,” Sunderland manager Jack Ross said according to the Watford official website.“I cannot speak highly enough of him and how he has applied himself during his loan spell and as a club, we have conveyed this to Watford.”“Everyone at Sunderland AFC wishes Jerome the very best in the next stage of his career,” he concluded.last_img read more