Jolly bad wheeze as UK tops asthma poll

first_img Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Jolly bad wheeze as UK tops asthma pollOn 1 Apr 2004 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. More people in the UK have severe asthma than anywhere else in the world, aglobal study has concluded. The report by the Global Initiative for Asthma (Gina) found that Scotlandwas the worst affected, with more than 18 per cent of people experiencingsymptoms. Some 17 per cent of children and adults in Wales and 15.3 per cent inEngland also suffer from the condition. In contrast, the condition hits just 2.3 per cent in Switzerland and 1.9 percent in Greece. The survey comes ahead of World Asthma Day, on 4 May, when the NationalAsthma Campaign charity is to publish a report looking at the spread andseriousness of asthma in the UK. It has estimated that there are currentlyaround 5.1 million UK sufferers. Almost a third of children aged 13 and 14 in Scotland, Wales and England hadexperienced asthma symptoms. last_img read more

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Richfield Finishes Third in 3-A Boys State Golf; North Sanpete Places Sixth

first_imgOctober 2, 2018 /Sports News – Local Richfield Finishes Third in 3-A Boys State Golf; North Sanpete Places Sixth Tags: 3-A Boys Golf Tournament/Avery Ward/Brock Cragun/Carson Black/Colby Orton/Conner Belnap/Graham Hodell/Ison Wyatt/Jake Henrie/Jaron Anderson/Karmen Anderson/Layton Allred/Meadow Brook Golf Course/Morgan/Nathan Preslar/Niel Briggs/North Sanpete/Payton Thompson/Richfield/River Dillman/Tyler Hadley FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailTAYLORSVILLE, Utah-Tuesday, as the 3-A boys’ state golf tournament drew to a conclusion, Morgan took the title with Richfield placing third and North Sanpete finishing sixth overall at the Meadow Brook Golf Course.The Wildcats shot a collective 635 for the tournament, with the Hawks shooting a 645 overall.Morgan’s Nathan Preslar was the state champion, shooting a 143 for the Trojans.North Sanpete’s River Dillman tied for third with Graham Hodell of Judge, as each of them shot a 147 for the tournament.Dillman’s teammate, Tyler Hadley, placed 10th overall by shooting a 154.Other Mid-Utah Radio Sports Network athletes to compete included Delta’s Jake Henrie, who tied for 11th (155) and Payton Thompson of Richfield who tied for 12th (156).Additionally, Conner Belnap of Richfield tied for 15th (158) and his teammate, Jaron Anderson, was just behind him in 16th place (159).Layton Allred of Richfield placed 21st (162) and Karmen Anderson of Richfield and North Sanpete’s Avery Ward tied for 24th (165).Brock Cragun of Juab was 25th (166), Carson Black of Richfield was 27th (170). Niel Briggs of North Sanpete tied for 32nd (179) and Colby Orton, also of North Sanpete, tied for 37th (192) and their teammate, Ison Wyatt finished 41st (211). Written by Brad Jameslast_img read more

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OCBP Reduces Number of Guarded Beaches

first_imgDue to staffing limitations, the Ocean City Beach Patrol will close the following beaches as of Monday, August 25, according to the Department of Fire and Rescue Services:Surf RoadWaverly Blvd. (Surfing Beach)Atlantic Blvd.13th Street16th Street (Surfing Beach)17th Street20th Street28th Street46th Street48th Street53rd Street60th StreetGuarded beaches remain open at:Seaspray Rd.North StreetStenton PlaceSt. Charles PlaceDelancy PlacePark PlaceBrighton Place5th Street7th Street (Surfing Beach)8th Street9th Street10th Street11th Street12th Street14th Street15th Street18th Street22nd Street24th Street26th Street30th Street32nd Street34th Street36th Street39th Street42nd Street44th Street50th Street55th Street58th StreetAs always, bathers are encouraged to swim only at protected beaches — particularly late in the season when the surf can be roughest.Ocean City beaches are guarded weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and weekends and holidays from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.Lifeguards will be on duty at Eighth Street, Ninth Street and 12th Street beaches until 8 p.m. every night of the week until Labor Day.  A Rapid Response Team is also stationed at 12th Street Headquarters for after-hours rescues.last_img read more

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Indiana coronavirus cases tops 31,000

first_img Twitter WhatsApp WhatsApp Previous articleCrews battle blaze at Fireside Tap & Grill in EdwardsburgNext articleFood Bank of Northern Indiana bonus food distributions announced Tommie Lee Twitter Pinterest Indiana coronavirus cases tops 31,000 Facebook Google+ Google+ By Tommie Lee – May 24, 2020 0 351 Facebook Pinterest CoronavirusIndianaLocalMichiganNewsSouth Bend Market (Photo supplied/Centers For Disease Control and Prevention) Numbers released by The State of Indiana on Sunday pushed Indiana’s total number of COVID-19 cases to 31,376. The new total reflects an additional 487 positive cases.Twelve new deaths put the state’s total to 1,824.Nearly 221,000 Hoosiers have been tested.In Michigan, 53,465 people have tested positive during the pandemic, after another 314 cases were identified.The state says 5 more people have died, putting their total at 5,223.last_img read more

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Student raises awareness about origins, effects of genocide

first_imgBy presenting on the Armenian and Yazidi genocides, Saint Mary’s senior Katherine Elliot hopes she can prevent history from repeating itself.During her presentation in Friday’s installment of Justice Friday, Elliot said her great-uncle was just a young boy living in Tadem, Armenia when the Turks invaded his village. She said his mother rescued him from the debris, but when he looked back at his mother across the river, he saw a Turk smash open her skull with a rock.“Obviously he was able to escape,” Elliot said. “But even as an old man, he would start crying when he would start talking about his mother and everything he lost there.”Despite its small size today, Elliot said half of Turkey used to be Armenia.Before the genocide, Armenians would travel to Istanbul, Turkey and incorporate themselves in society, Elliot said. She said they even became some of the top marketers, doctors and brokers, but the Turkish disapproved of the Armenian successes.“They were a really successful group of people,” she said. “The Turkish saw this as a sign that they were stealing jobs and were taking advantage of the Turkish people and were therefore a threat to Turkish people.”At this time, nationalism in Turkey was growing, and the Turks started to blame minorities for the issues in their country, Elliot said. The Turkish nationalist mindset was that Armenian success came at the expense of the Turkish.“They decided that they needed to alienate the Armenians to therefore get rid of this threat,” she said. “They started by taking away property, guns, and they would tax extremely highly until they eventually started killing them off.”There were mass deportations, camps and eventually mass graves as a result, Elliot said.“To this day, if you go to Syria and … some areas of the desert, you will find skulls everywhere,” she said. “It is so difficult to find information on western Armenia because everything was burned, everyone was killed and any books were seen as invalid and not as superior as Turkish texts.”Despite the mass killings, Elliot said people still question whether the Armenian genocide should be labeled genocide, because if the Turkish admit that it was genocide, they will have to give back all the land they took from the Armenians.“They use political pressure to make sure people are afraid to comment on it being genocide,” she said. “Even using the word ‘genocide’ [in reference to what happened to the Armenians] is illegal in Turkey.”Elliot said as younger generations of the Turkish are learning of Turkey’s history, the grotesque truth of the genocide is surfacing.“I’m hopeful because of the young people [in Turkey] who are coming out — they’re acknowledging [the genocide],” she said.It is essential to recognize the Armenian genocide as such because similar catastrophes are currently occurring in the world, particularly to the Yazidis, Elliot said. She said the Yazidis are one of the oldest and most misunderstood religions in the world. Even though the religion has many parallels to Judaism, Yazidis are often mistaken as devil worshipers and have suffered much persecution as a result, she said.“They are literally flinging themselves off this mountain to prevent IS from getting to them,” she said. “The U.N. has officially said it’s a genocide.”As students, Elliot said the best way the community can act on these events is to advocate for the cause. Students can donate to non-profit organizations to help the oppressed escape, she said.“Few people know of these events and how big a problem it is,” Elliot said.Tags: Armenian Genocide, Justice Fridaylast_img read more

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Ag research rankings

first_imgBy Faith PeppersUniversity of GeorgiaFor the third consecutive year, the National Science Foundation has named the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences the No. 4 top ranked agricultural university in the nation.“Our college’s research program is one of the strongest in the nation and continues to grow,” said J. Scott Angle, CAES dean and director. “As we excel in biotechnology, plant breeding and genomics, we continue to be extremely strong in our traditional areas of variety development, plant disease prevention and animal science.” The college held the No. 3 spot in the NSF’s 2003 and 2004 rankings.Topping the NSF list again this year were University of Florida (No. 1), University of California – Davis (No. 2) and Purdue University (No. 3). Mississippi State University followed UGA to round out the top five. “Our vibrant research program not only keeps us in the forefront in agricultural research around the world, but helps us attract the best and brightest students to our classrooms and laboratories to work with our world-renowned scientists,” Angle said. This fall, CAES set a new record for the number of students in the college at 2,002. The NSF defines agricultural science to include such disciplines as agricultural production, agronomy, animal science, fish and wildlife, forestry, plant science, soil science and others. Rankings are based on total expenditures for research and development. “The research going on in our campus labs in Athens, Griffin and Tifton and at our branch research and education centers across the state supports the agricultural industry in Georgia and helps keep the industry strong as the largest industry in the state,” Angle said. “Our research programs are also vital to helping Georgia attract new agriculture and biotechnology business.”NSF ranking data is available at read more

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Nominate Vermont’s Outstanding Businesses for the Deane C. Davis Award

first_imgNominations are now being accepted for the Sixteenth Annual Deane C. Davis Outstanding Business of the Year Award, co-sponsored by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce and Vermont Business Magazine. The winner will be unveiled at the May 24, 2006, opening ceremony of the regions largest business-to-business trade show, the annual Vermont Chamber of Commerce Business and Industry EXPO. Three award finalists will be profiled in the May issue of Vermont Business Magazine.Nominations may come from the business itself, another business, a government agency, or an interested individual. Named after former Governor Deane C. Davis (1900-1990), the prestigious award reflects a simple yet meaningful tenet that Davis brought to the Governors office: business and satisfied employees enhance the economy and help the environment.The award criteria reflect four Principles of Excellence: 1) Continued growth in number of employees and/or sales; 2) Commitment of company resources, including employees, to community projects; 3) Recognition of Vermonts environment as a natural and economic resource; 4) Creation of a positive work environment for all employees. Nominated businesses must have been headquartered in Vermont for 10 years.Perhaps the suspense makes the award even more special: even the finalists do not know who wins until the minute the winner is announced at the EXPO opening ceremonies. The Selection Committee nominates the three finalists, and then quietly selects the recipient.Contact Erin Hitchcock at the Vermont Chamber ([email protected](link sends e-mail) or (802)-223-3443) with any questions or to receive a nomination packet. The application is also available on line in PDF format on the EXPO website, is external). The application deadline for the Deane C. Davis Award is March 3, 2006.last_img read more

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The End of Ocoee?

first_imgPhoto Courtesy of Tom TohillMany people love to hate dams because they destroy native ecosystems, severely diminish the wilderness character of rivers, and displace anyone living downstream. And the power they generate usually just gets dumped into the grid for everyone’s use, which brings scant benefit to the locals who are most affected. Dams that are (mis)managed for the benefit of giant corporations over actual people are the worst of all, because often the recreational benefits they can provide are discounted or ignored entirely just to wring the last possible dollar out of all that rushing water.Such appears to be the case with the Ocoee River in Tennessee. As the nation’s most popular whitewater river—some 250,000 people visit each year for rafting, canoeing, and kayaking—you’d think the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) would continue to support whitewater releases from the dam it operates there. Unfortunately, you’d be wrong. According to the Ocoee River Council, the TVA wants $1.8 million annually to continue returning water to the riverbed for recreation after the current contract for water releases expires in March 2019. And it’s even worse than that; the TVA is insisting on payment upfront, which means outfitters would have to obtain a $9 million loan to secure water releases for five years. Add at least another $2 million for interest and closing costs, and the price would climb to $11 million or more, an enormous sum that likely would have to be paid for by rafting fee increases of $8-10 per person on the Middle Ocoee. That might not sound like much, but outfitters justifiably fear it would drive away customers, which would force additional price increases in a self-defeating downward spiral.“The cost to users of paying for lost power to obtain water releases is not sustainable, even if it were half the price TVA wants,” says David Brown, a spokesman for the American Outdoors Association. He also noted that outfitters would be hard-pressed to secure such a large loan with just a five-year time horizon. The upshot: recreational river usage would nose-dive and many outfitters could go out of business, taking with them some $43 million in annual economic benefits and 622 full-time-job equivalents within 60 miles of the river—not to mention a slice of irreplaceable outdoor recreation.“The Ocoee is a public resource,” Brown says. “It’s not that outfitters aren’t going to pay fees—they have been for years—but it’s who they pay fees to and whether they’re reasonable. There has to be some consideration for recreation.”The Ocoee is one of the only rivers in the Southeast where recreation is not part of the dam’s license. That’s because, unlike other power companies, the TVA is a federally owned corporation created by congressional charter in 1933. Unfortunately for rafting companies and their clients, its projects aren’t licensed by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, which requires most utilities to provide equal opportunities for recreation without reimbursement for lost power.TVA Spokesman Jim Hopson says it’s only “fair” that outfitters pay up. “When the TVA diverts water for power production, there’s a cost associated with that to serve 9 million people across the river valley. We’re working with the rafting companies to determine the most fair and equitable approach, but we have to make sure that the TVA’s rate payers aren’t burdened.” Except the “burden” would be trivial; the TVA reportedly has pegged the cost of recreational releases at less than 1/50th of 1 percent of its annual revenue. Hopson refused to confirm that number, but he did admit that the cost “isn’t a significant portion” of the TVA’s earnings. So it’s clear that power rate hikes would be minimal and could easily be absorbed by the TVA itself if it’s that concerned about its customers.Jack Wise, CEO and co-owner of Ocoee River outfitter Wildwater, notes that if the TVA gets its way, companies like his will have no choice but to raise prices or cut overhead. Either option would take a toll on the river experience for paying customers, and outfitters would be forced to renegotiate a contract every five years, making long-term business planning nearly impossible. The TVA is “going to ruin an economic driver for Southeast Tennessee,” Wise says.Preventing that will require new legislation. Wise encourages concerned paddlers to contact congressional representatives and ask that TVA recognize whitewater recreation as a purpose of the Ocoee dam and provide releases at least consistent with the current schedule. He believes recreation on one of the East’s iconic rivers is worth fighting for.last_img read more

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Wegner winners share leadership advice

first_imgThe National Credit Union Foundation is honoring three individuals with 2016 Herb Wegner Memorial Awards, the highest honors in the credit union movement.Credit Union Magazine asked these credit union leaders to share their best leadership advice.C. Alan PeppersFormer President/CEO of Westerra Credit Union, Denver. Peppers receives the award for his remarkable leadership, tireless advocacy for the movement, and vigorous charitable efforts.Peppers’ top five pieces of advice:1. Do everything you can to help credit union members achieve financial success. continue reading » 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Governor Wolf Signs Bill to Protect Victims of Sexual Abuse Crimes

first_img Bill Signing,  Press Release,  Public Safety Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today signed House Bill 631 into law, now Act 10 of 2018, the primary intent of which is to provide for greater public safety by ensuring convicted sexual offenders remain subject to registration requirements in the wake of recent court decisions impacting Pennsylvania’s implementation of the Sexual Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA).The legislation, introduced by Rep. Ron Marsico, would ensure that as many as 12,000 sexual offenders remain on Pennsylvania’s registry and subject to the regulations in place at the time of their offense – either a 10-year or lifetime registration.“I am proud to sign this bill, which helps to keep Pennsylvanians safer by maintaining a comprehensive list of sexual offenders,” said Governor Wolf. “We must maintain confidence in our judicial system, especially for victims of sexual abuse crimes. This bill works to help do that.”HB 631 provides guidance on Commonwealth v. Muniz, where the Pennsylvania Supreme Court held that the commonwealth’s sexual registration statute, commonly referred to as the Adam Walsh Act, could not be applied retroactively.Without this legislation, any person whose offense occurred prior to the enactment of SORNA in December 2012 would not be required to register as a sexual offender and those placed on the registry for offenses committed prior to that date would have been subject to removal.Muniz held that offenders couldn’t be held to the stricter provisions of the 2012 version of SORNA.This bill also addresses gaps in supervision of sexual offenders by providing for a mandatory three-year probationary period at the completion of their maximum state sentence.“I took a hard look at strengthening our laws regarding sex offenders who pose a serious risk to public safety when they reenter the community,” Rep. Marsico said. “This legislation requires the courts to impose a mandatory three-year probation period consecutive to any term of total confinement for a person convicted of a Tier III sex offense under Megan’s Law. With this, probation and parole supervision can help keep law enforcement and the community informed about parolees’ work and home locations.“As lawmakers, our priority is to keep the communities in our commonwealth safe and I am confident this law will achieve that goal. I want to thank the members of the House and Senate for passing this legislation and the governor for signing it into law today.”The SORNA provisions in the new law take effect immediately; the mandatory three-year probation takes effect in 60 days. Governor Wolf Signs Bill to Protect Victims of Sexual Abuse Crimes SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img February 21, 2018last_img read more

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