East Hampton Man Killed in Crash With Bus

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 27-year-old East Hampton man was killed when his SUV skidded on black ice and crashed head-on into a Suffolk County Transit bus in Water Mill early Friday morning.Southampton Town Police said Cesar Marin was driving a Chevrolet Trailblazer westbound on Montauk Highway when he lost control of his truck and veered into the eastbound lane, hitting the bus shortly before 7 a.m.Marin was pronounced dead at the scene. The bus driver was taken to Southampton Hospital, where he was treated and released for non-life-threatening injuries.Police impounded the SUV but no criminal charges are expected to be filed. Another vehicle crashed after hitting the same black ice 10 minutes prior, but no injuries occurred in that case.last_img read more

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‘I’m stunned’: Neighbors react to death of Casie J. Weese

first_imgThey said while it was shocking for something like this to happen so close to home, more than anything they were heartbroken for the loss of a woman so young. They say they live in a quiet neighborhood, and they never could’ve imagined something like this would happen in their backyard. Residents told 12 News a lot of the members of their community are retired or work long hours, and most people are in bed and asleep around 9 p.m. most nights. 12 News spoke to one resident who had lived most of her life in the area and said she hasn’t experienced anything remotely like this. Besides the nearby traffic from 17 to 434, residents say their little community near the Broome Tioga county line is extremely quiet. APALACHIN (WBNG) — For residents who live across from where 37-year-old Casie J. Weese was found, seeing the police presence and hearing the reason for it was the shock of a lifetime. “I never expected it to be so close, but it was so sad for a young, 37 year old to leave two kids and it must be so hard on them,” said Ann Weaver, who has lived in her home along 434 for 15 years.last_img read more

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Survey suggests avian flu cases may be going unnoticed

first_imgJan 10, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – A survey conducted in Vietnam in 2004 suggests that human cases of avian influenza may be much more common but less severe than indicated by the numbers of confirmed cases, although the findings are not backed by laboratory testing.In the questionnaire survey of more than 45,000 people in a rural area hit by avian flu in poultry, about 18% reported having had a recent flu-like illness, according to the report in Archives of Internal Medicine.People who had had direct contact with sick or dead poultry had a significantly higher rate of flu-like illness, defined as cough and fever, than those without such contact. The authors—Anna Thorson, MD, PhD, of the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm and several colleagues—estimate that 650 to 750 cases were attributable to contact with sick or dead poultry.The findings “are consistent with a higher incidence of HPAI [highly pathogenic avian influenza] among humans than has been recognized previously,” the report says. “The results suggest that the symptoms most often are relatively mild and that close contact is needed for transmission to humans.”The World Health Organization has logged 147 confirmed human cases of H5N1 avian flu, including 78 deaths, since late 2003. Disease experts have often speculated that the true number of cases could be significantly higher because of mild or asymptomatic cases going undetected.As the authors acknowledge, however, the new study is only suggestive, because it involved no blood testing to verify H5N1 infection in the survey participants.Capitalizing on a regular demographic survey conducted in a rural area of Ha Tay province of Vietnam, the authors added questions about flu-like illness and contact with poultry. The survey was conducted in the spring of 2004. Participants were asked if they had been sick with a cough and either fever or dyspnea in the previous 6 months and if they’d had any contact with poultry in that time.About 84% of the 45,476 people surveyed lived in households with poultry, and about 26% (11,755) lived in households that reported sick or dead poultry, the article says.Just having poultry in the household was not a significant risk factor for self-reported flu-like illness, but having sick or dead poultry in the household was (odds ratio, 1.14; 95% confidence interval [CI] 1.06 to 1.23). Contact with sick or dead poultry was even more significant, increasing the risk by 73% (odds ratio, 1.73; 95% CI, 1.58 to 1.89).The researchers say the “convincingly higher” risk in people who had direct contact with sick or dead poultry demonstrates that “the flulike illness in our study was not easily transmitted from birds to humans.”The link between illness and contact with sick or dead poultry varied across different age-groups. There was no link at all in children younger than 7, while the association was strongest in adults between the ages of 19 and 45 (odds ratio, 2.36; 95% CI, 2.13 to 2.62).People who had been sick after contact with sick or dead poultry also were more likely to have missed work or school than those who had been sick without such exposure, the report says.The authors state, “In the absence of serological data, we cannot state the cause of disease.” They say the findings could reflect other illnesses that strike both poultry and humans, such as psittacosis, but in the circumstances, avian flu was the most likely cause of the illness linked to contact with sick or dead poultry.The data need to be confirmed by population-based serologic studies and by virologic testing in patients with mild infection, the researchers add.Other disease experts varied in their reactions to the study.Dr. Frederick Hayden, an avian flu specialist at the University of Virginia, said the study was evidence of the need for widespread blood testing in Asia to learn the true incidence of human cases, according to an Associated Press (AP) report today.Dr. Gregory Poland, a flu expert at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., took the findings seriously. “I would call this the smoking gun,” he told the AP. “All of us have been concerned and have guessed that the data we have so far has been the tip of the iceberg.”Poland said the findings suggest that the prevalence of mild human cases in rural areas is “pretty high.”But Michael T. Osterholm, PhD, MPH, was skeptical of the authors’ conclusions, given the lack of proof that the survey respondents had avian flu. He is director of the University of Minnesota Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, publisher of this site.”I don’t believe the study really adds much to our understanding of the possible relationship between H5N1 infection and mild illness,” he said. “There is no serologic data demonstrating that the people even had H5N1 infection. Several recent efforts in Southeast Asia show that very few asymptomatic or mild infections occur in settings where we know H5N1 transmission has occurred.”In addition, the connection between reported illness history and the presence of sick or dead birds could be a result of “recall bias, a common problem in similar retrospective studies,” he said.Thorson A, Petzold M, Chuc NTK, et al. Is exposure to sick or dead poultry associated with flulike illness? 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The making of Bucks

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Devon’s Anna Tyson does the double as South West Steward of the Year

first_img16 Nov 2013 Devon’s Anna Tyson does the double as South West Steward of the Year Devon’s Anna Tyson of Dainton Park Golf Club has won the title of Fuller’s London Pride Steward of the Year for England Golf’s South West region – for the second time in a row. Anna received her 2013 trophy at the annual presentation lunch at The Counting House in London, when the national and regional winners were celebrated. She commented: “I am so chuffed, really proud and just so pleased that we can please the members. I’ve got great support at the club, fantastic people to work with.” The competition, to find and recognise England’s top golf club stewards, is run by Fuller’s and England Golf and is now in its seventh year. The 2013 edition attracted a record entry, with over 700 votes cast and more stewards nominated than ever before. Anna may have already won the 2012 South West title, but she’s not one to rest on her laurels and her continuing efforts at Dainton Park, near Newton Abbot, have helped raise this year’s profits considerably. Recent initiatives include working with the club’s management to launch a free, points-based social membership which has already attracted almost 300 people. One of the benefits is access to the restaurant which has newly opened on Friday evenings and is regularly full. Anna’s social events, such as acoustic nights, comedy nights and swing music nights are all sold out as soon as they’re advertised. They all feature acts provided by members, underlining the club’s community spirit and emphasis on team work. Anna has been at Dainton Park since it started and she’s made the club a way of life. She met her husband there, her eldest daughter regularly works the Sunday lunchtime shift – and she even went to work on her day off and birthday! She’s passionate about everything to do with the service at the club, from staff working effectively to taking ice creams on to the course on captain’s day! Anna, and the other three regional winners, were presented with their awards by England Golf chief executive David Joy and Mark Roberts, Fuller’s trade marketing manager. The other three were: national and Northern winners, Simon and Karen Ward of Wilmslow, Cheshire; Midlands winner David Guest of Halesowen, Worcestershire; and South East winner, Steve Warren of Eaton, Norwich. They were chosen after a rigorous judging process. The 2012 Steward of the Year, Yvonne James of Rugby Golf Club, joined the judges to whittle down the record entry to three finalists from each region. Each of these 12 were visited personally before the four regional winners were selected, having been judged on their commitment, innovation and standard of service and presentation, together with that extra special something which sets them apart. Caption: Anna is pictured with England Golf chief executive, David Joy (left), and Mark Roberts, Fuller’s trade marketing manager. Image © Gill Shawlast_img read more

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United Way Joins Forces With AmeriCorps For Economic Opportunity

first_imgFacebook4Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by United Way of Thurston CountyIn recent years, United Ways across the U.S. have seen their mission broaden, from simply being collectors and distributors of funds, to serving as focal points for mobilizing communities to create a better life for all. United Ways emphasize not only monetary donations, but also advocacy and volunteerism, particularly around issues of education, living-wage income, and good health.United Way of Thurston County (UWTC) will continue putting this philosophy into practice with its project for AmeriCorps Week, on Friday, March 15th. For this event, UWTC will recruit AmeriCorps members placed at local organizations through the Washington Service Corps to distribute resource materials to service agencies in Thurston County. These materials include information about the FamilyWize prescription discount program, 2-1-1 service directory call centers, and the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).“This project comes at a time when many people in our local area, and in communities across the country, are facing a dire economic situation,” said Faith Trimble, Chair of the Income Panel of UWTC’s Board of Directors. “No one should ever be forced to choose between shelter, food, and medicine. Providing these resources – especially together – can help prevent people in our community, our neighbors, from ever having to make such a choice. It is easy to see their importance in light of AmeriCorps and United Way’s shared emphasis on economic opportunity and access to healthcare.”Members of AmeriCorps and its poverty-fighting branch, VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America), have undertaken more than one billion hours of public service across the nation in the past twenty years to address issues of education, economic opportunity, disaster relief, health, environmental stewardship, and support for veterans and military families. AmeriCorps is a federal program administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), which aims to improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic engagement through service and volunteering.last_img read more

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Razor Clam Dig Starts February 7 on 3 Ocean Beaches

first_imgFacebook1Tweet0Pin0Submitted by The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW)State shellfish managers have approved a six-day razor clam dig beginning February 7 on three ocean beaches.The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) approved the opening on evening tides at Twin Harbors, Copalis and Mocrocks after marine toxin tests confirmed the clams on those beaches are safe to eat.This is the first dig at Twin Harbors since late November when domoic acid levels spiked there, said Dan Ayres, coastal shellfish manager for WDFW.“Toxin levels have been dropping over the last several weeks at Twin Harbors and now meet public health standards,” Ayres said. “This is great news for razor clam diggers. The upcoming dig is approved on the following beaches, dates and evening low tides:Feb. 7, Tuesday, 3:53 p.m.; -0.1 feet; Copalis, Mocrocks, Twin HarborsFeb. 8, Wednesday, 4:46 p.m.; -0.6 feet; Copalis, Mocrocks, Twin HarborsFeb. 9, Thursday, 5:33 p.m.; -0.9 feet; Copalis, Mocrocks, Twin HarborsFeb. 10, Friday, 6:16 p.m.; -1.0 feet; Mocrocks, Twin HarborsFeb. 11, Saturday, 6:57 p.m.; -0.8 feet; Mocrocks, Twin HarborsFeb. 12, Sunday, 7:34 p.m.; -0.5 feet; Mocrocks, Twin HarborsRazor clam diggers should note that Copalis will be closed the last three days of the dig, when Mocrocks and Twin Harbors remain open, Ayres said.WDFW often opens Copalis and Mocrocks for the same dates due to the proximity of the beaches. “We’re able to provide more opportunities by opening Mocrocks separately for a few days this dig,” Ayres said.  Copalis beach includes Ocean Shores, Oyhut, Ocean City and Copalis areas while Mocrocks includes Iron Springs, Roosevelt Beach, Seabrook, Pacific Beach and Moclips. Maps of the beaches can be found on WDFW’s razor clam webpage. Under state law, diggers at open beaches can take 15 razor clams per day and are required to keep the first 15 they dig. Each digger’s clams must be kept in a separate container.All diggers age 15 or older must have an applicable 2016-17 fishing license to harvest razor clams on any beach. Licenses, ranging from a three-day razor clam license to an annual combination fishing license, are available on WDFW’s website and from license vendors around the state. Long Beach remains closed to razor clam digging due to elevated levels of domoic acid. A natural toxin produced by certain types of algae, domoic acid can be harmful or even fatal if consumed in sufficient quantities.last_img read more

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Leafs training camp begins Friday; season tickets on sale now

first_imgLeafs, under the guidance of new coach Dave McLellan, have very little time to get battle ready as the squad plays a series of exhibition games beginning Wednesday, September 3 in Fruitvale against Beaver Valley Nitehawks.Nelson continues its preseason slate Friday, September 5 in Creston before returning home to meet the Thunder Cats Saturday September 6 and Nitehawks Sunday, September 7.Nelson opens the KIJHL season Friday, September 12 against Beaver Valley Nitehawks.Fans can purchase season tickets for the upcoming KIJHL campaign at the Nelson Regional Sports Council upstairs in the Chamber of Commerce building or during Leafs training camp on the NDCC concourse from 2 -4 p.m. Friday through Sunday.For more information check the Nelson Leafs website. Believe it or not, hockey season is right around the corner.The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League’s Nelson Leafs take to the ice for training camp Friday through Sunday at the NDCC Arena.last_img read more

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Duo weigh in ahead of title showdowns

first_imgGeorge Groves and Steve O’Meara have both weighed in ahead of their Commonwealth title fights on Saturday night.Hammersmith’s Groves is defending his super-middleweight crown against former world champion Glen Johnson at the ExCel London.Also on the bill is O’Meara’s clash with unbeaten Liverpudlian Liam Smith for the vacant title at light-middleweight.Johnson has faced a number of top fighters, including Bernard Hopkins and Britain’s world champion Carl Froch. The wily Jamaican pulled off a shock win over American superstar Roy Jones in 2004.A victory would move Groves a step closer to a world title shot.Groves came in well under the 12st-stone limit at 11st 12lbs 14oz and Johnson, who has previously operated at light-heavyweight, was 11st 13lbs 6oz.O’Meara, who was born in Shepherd’s Bush and lives in West Drayton, has a reputation as a technical boxer but has won his last three fights with early knockouts.He was well inside the 11-stone light-middleweight limit at 10st 12lbs 12oz, while Smith scaled 10st 13lbs 6oz.West London Sport will have live updates from the ExCel London during Groves and O’Meara’s title fights.See also:O’Meara to fight for Commonwealth titleGroves believes he can stop JohnsonWatch the Groves v Johnson pre-fight press conferenceGroves discusses Johnson and a potential clash with FrochO’Meara ready to seize title chanceDeGale backs O’Meara to win titleWatch Groves and Johnson square-up at their weigh-inSteve O’Meara ‘excited’ as he prepares for his title clashWatch O’Meara and Smith weigh in ahead of their title fightJohnson speaks ahead of his fight with George 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Entries pour in for Comrades Marathon

first_img He added: “We warmly welcome all of our international participants but greatly value our local Comrades Marathon runners who have made the race the epic event that it is today. “With little more than 4 000 spaces left before the close of the entry process, we urge our regular runners to enter as soon as possible so as not to be left disappointed,” Van Staden said. Entry is open to all athletes, be they novices or veteran Comrades Marathon runners. Qualifying for the 2014 Comrades Marathon is applicable from 2 June 2013 until 5 May 2014. The entry criteria are available on the official Comrades Marathon website. SAinfo reporter The Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) has urged all aspirant Comrades Marathon runners who have not yet entered to do so soon to secure a space in next year’s “down-run”, which starts outside the Pietermaritzburg City Hall.‘Enter as soon as possible’ CMA race director Johan Van Staden said in a statement: “The attraction of the Comrades Marathon to ultra-runners across South Africa and all parts of the world has meant that our entries are being taken up very quickly. At the rate at which entries are coming in, we anticipate that the cap of 18 000 will be reached well before 30 November. No extensions will be granted.” 6 November 2013 With less than a month left in its 2014 entry process, the iconic Comrades Marathon has already amassed nearly 14 000 entries. International participants from as far afield as Egypt, China, Canada and India, along with a host of European countries will represent more than 60 nations in “The Ultimate Human Race” come Sunday, 1 June 2014.Entry process The three-month long entry process for the 89th edition of South Africa’s most famous road-running race opened on 1 September and will close at the end of November or as soon as the entry cap of 18 000 has been reached. The entry barometer reportedly stood at 13 900 on Monday and was steadily rising.last_img read more

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