August 14, 2009CDC reports 41 more US flu deathsThe number of novel H1N1 deaths in the United States has risen to 477, up from 436 last week, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said today in its weekly update. Hospitalizations rose to 7,511, up from 6,506. Dan Jernigan, MD, MPH, with the CDC’s Influenza Division, said during a teleconference today that flu continues to decline, with widespread activity reported in four states. Officials are looking into reports of increased flu activity in Florida and North Carolina.http://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/update.htmAug 14 CDC novel flu situation updateHong Kong reports second Tamiflu-resistant caseHealth officials in Hong Kong today announced the detection of a second case of flu resistant to oseltamivir (Tamiflu). They found the virus in a 40-year-old woman who is a resident of a home for disabled people. She was prescribed the drug prophylactically after other residents of the home became ill. She developed flu-like symptoms about a week later. The Tamiflu-resistant strain wasn’t found in any other of the 20 novel flu cases at the home.Researchers suggest osteoporosis drugs may have antiviral benefitsResearchers from Hong Kong have found that two osteoporosis drugs, pamidronate and zoledronate, might have potential as treatment for influenza, including the novel H1N1 and the H5N1 viruses, Reuters reported today. They found that the two drugs triggered yd-T cells that killed flu-infected human cells. The next steps are to test the drugs in animals and conduct clinical trials in humans. The findings were released by the University of Hong Kong, Xinhua reported today.http://www.reuters.com/article/asiaCrisis/idUSHKG233114Aug 14 Reuters storyMassachusetts deputizes more healthcare workers to give vaccineThe Massachusetts Public Health Council on Aug 12 voted to enable such healthcare professionals as dentists, pharmacists, and paramedics to administer the novel flu vaccine in this fall’s vaccination campaigns, the Boston Globe reported yesterday. The move would open the possibility of volunteering to about 12,000 additional workers. The regulators also directed hospitals and clinics to provide vaccine to all their workers, although the workers will not be forced to receive the vaccine.http://www.boston.com/news/health/articles/2009/08/13/state_asks_volunteers_to_aid_flu_vaccinations/?s_campaign=8315Aug 13 Boston Globe storyUK releases vaccine priority planGovernment officials in the United Kingdom released details of the country’s pandemic H1N1 vaccination priority plan today, which places pregnant women, healthcare workers, and people aged 6 months to 65 years with underlying chronic medical conditions first in line to get the vaccine, reported the Guardian, a British newspaper. The plan also prioritizes people who live in households that include individuals with certain underlying conditions, such as cancer or immune system compromise.http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/aug/13/uk-swine-flu-cases-fallAug 14 Guardian story
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: “We know we’ve got pace and we wanted to counter quickly. It was a great pass by Nemanja [Matic], a great cross from Mason [Greenwood] and fantastically finished by Bruno, so I’m very, very happy with all the goals.” read also:Fernandes wins Man Utd’s Player of the Month Award Gary Neville: “The precision in this counter-attack is absolutely delightful to watch, and it’s a finish to match. What a goal!” Rio Ferdinand, on Twitter: “Oioioi. Counter was an absolute joke! @B_Fernandes8 finitooooo!” Andy Mitten, journalist: “Now that’s Manchester United. Maguire, magical Matic, Mason and then Fernandes finish. Sublime counter attacking goal. 3-0.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Promoted ContentWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?What Happens When You Eat Eggs Every Single Day?Who Earns More Than Ronaldo?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her Grandson7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love With11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top9 Talented Actors Who Are Only Associated With One Role9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better The midfielder’s magnificent second against Brighton and Hove Albion on 30 June came out on top of a poll in the Official App, beating off stiff competition from the insouciant chip that capped Anthony Martial’s maiden club hat-trick, against Sheffield United. Fernandes was crowned United’s Player of the Month for June on Saturday – the third time in a row he has claimed that particular prize. Fernandes hadn’t previously won the Goal-of-the-Month competition – both of his February strikes for the Reds came from the spot, while his piledriver at Everton was seen off by Odion Ighalo’s individual effort versus LASK in the last poll we ran, in March. However, our no.18’s volleyed effort, at the end of a lightning-quick counter-attack, at the Amex Stadium was hard to ignore. You can watch the goal in its glory above, and check out some of the key reaction below…Advertisement Bruno Fernandes has completed an impressive club double, by winning Manchester United’s Official Goal-of-the-Month competition for June.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisAlpena — Folks caught a new sight at the Thunder Bay River in downtown Alpena on Monday.Bay City’s Appledore IV docked for two nights at the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center just south of the Lady Michigan. The ship is a two-mast steel-hold schooner, originally created to sail around the world.Now, the ship is owned by BaySail, a nonprofit organization that aims to educate different ages on environmental education and sailing training for naval sea cadets. Since it’s foundation in 1998, over 44,000 young people have experienced one of the the educational programs provided by the nonprofit.“I’ve never sailed before so this is the first time for me and it’s been absolutely incredible,” said Naval Sea Cadet Kelsey Ampe.Naval Sea Cadets learn to sail the schooner without modern technology, utilizing old maritime techniques to navigate the rough waters of Lake Huron. In Alpena, four Naval Sea Cadets and their officer were able to stretch their legs on land. Ampe has enjoyed building not only her skills but a little community on board.“You see two different vibes when you’re in sea cadets,” said Ampe. “You see either closeness, togetherness, teamwork or you see the opposite which, thankfully we see more teamwork.”Cadets will use the time and skills from sailing aboard the Appledore IV as preparation for future careers on a vessel. The schooner is not new to Alpena’s waters. The ship last visited in 2016 with a different captain. As for new Captain Jesse Doucette, a return to Alpena will come very soon.“With our future voyages this summer, I really plan on making Alpena a good mid-voyage stop at least once or twice more.”No timetable is set for the next return at this time.For information on the schooner, visit https://www.baysailbaycity.org/ AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious What’s Trending for June 18Next Classic Cars Roll into Town for ‘Back to the Bricks’ Tour
Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions The Lakers’ return to greatness – or, at least, goodness – continues, wobbly as it is.The team went six games over .500 last week for the first time in six seasons. Not that it was met by rejoicing.In keeping with the ongoing transition from last season’s team of young prospects to next season’s with multiple superstars (they hope), there was more finger-pointing, er, focus, on which Lakers might not fit with LeBron James.Lonzo Ball? How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed Unfortunately, when Johnson upbraids his coach and it gets out in decibel-by-decibel detail – and then says Luke “will finish the season” in the closest he comes to reassuring anyone – the press will assume Magic will blame Luke for anything else that goes wrong and “Walton Under Pressure” headlines will bloom like spring flowers.Internet pundits who have never been to a Lakers game will say Luke has “lost the team”– Gee, I had it here a minute ago – a cliche that’s meaningless with players continually sniffing the air to see who management is and isn’t backing, but suggests inner-circle intimacy.Good luck, Lakers. You’re all going to need it. Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersBrandon Ingram?Surely not the recent arrivals, Make ’Em Dance Lance Stephenson, No More Travail JaVale McGee or Ragin’ Rajon Rondo?None of them?Chaotic as it seems with saturation coverage of LeBron teams, the Lakers have to do this, in the rare and thrilling position of reinventing themselves as in days of yore.Lakers management is definitely excited about something. In-the-loop Kobe Bryant used his appearance at last week’s all-access event to taunt two-time defending champion Golden State (“We’ll be champions before you know it and then we’ll just be laughing at all the Warrior fans, who all of the sudden came out of nowhere.”) The dumb part, of course, would be thinking you can arrive at any conclusions about who fits with LeBron at this point.There’s an intelligent answer to all the questions now posed daily: “We’ll see.”Young players run hot and cold, especially in the all-important 3-point shooting that decides who fits with whom.These decisions are hard. The Lakers had Julius Randle for three full seasons (and a fourth in which he played one game) before letting him walk last summer, thinking he would be a bad fit with James (which, I should note, I agreed with).That left them with nothing to show for their 2014 lottery pick and four-year investment, and they can now see Julius tearing it up in New Orleans, even if he still doesn’t go right or make 3-pointers.There’s an important lesson that no one is in a hurry to tell you:It’s really easy to be wrong about this stuff.Before writing off anyone else for failing the LeBron test, let’s take a closer look at some old faves now under the gun:Brandon IngramNo, really.At last season’s end, the Lakers considered him their best, hardest-working, most grown-up young player.If it was true then, it should be true now, but doubt entered in as soon as he leveled off, early as it is, with arch-supportive Coach Luke Walton acknowledging, “We need him to get better, he knows that.”Since Magic Johnson called Luke out even earlier – the seven-game mark – you begin to see the pressure they feel, from Magic down.Ingram’s drop from 16 points per game to 15 is no biggie with the arrival of a 25-point-per-game scorer. On the other hand, Ingram’s 3-point shooting, which zoomed from 29 percent to 39 percent last season, has wilted to 32 percent.With James, a ball dominator but willing passer who draws defenses, nothing is handier than teammates who make open shots.(Of course, that’s the approach the Lakers resisted to build a better defense – an ongoing challenge as suggested by Friday’s 133-120 loss in San Antonio – and had better rethink.)Sign up for Home Turf and get exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.In LeBron Team style, the questions about Ingram became a media pile-on that included an esoteric NBA.com stat measuring the effectiveness of two-man combinations.With James and Ingram, the Lakers’ offensive rating is a mere 0.4 points per possession higher than their defensive rating.This dovetailed with an unnamed scout telling ESPN that James and Ingram were “not working.”On the other hand, there’s a question of how well any of the Lakers’ top prospects work with James.Going into the weekend, the LeBron-Kyle Kuzma tandem had a mere plus-2.4 net.LeBron and Ball had a 2.7.The best rating for any young Laker with James was 9.4 for LeBron and darkhorse Josh Hart.The Lakers’ three highest net ratings were all with 36-year-old Tyson Chandler, alongside Hart (18.8), Kuzma (17.7) and James (15.6).If you can see why Chandler has taken minutes from McGee, you wouldn’t want the Lakers to bring in a lot more 36-year-olds.Personally, I prefer less-esoteric, more meaningful Old School stats like shooting percentage. Believe this: LeBron and Ingram will work a lot better if Brandon goes back to knocking down 3-pointers.Brandon’s track record suggests he will, but time will tell in 100 percent of cases.Lonzo BallIf it was Ingram’s turn in the barrel last week, it was Lonzo’s the week before.Lakerdom has seen Ball sparkle when he makes 3-pointers and takes the ball to the hoop … and disappear when he’s too deferential.Unfortunately for Lonzo, he has to do this the hard way – amid expectations, sharing his job with Rondo, when healthy, and sharing his playmaker role with James.Insiders say LeBron understands this is a transition, but the expectations pressing so heavily on them all press first and foremost on him. Last week, James told Yahoo’s Chris Haynes he had almost “cracked” under the pressure.James responded by taking over, averaging 32.5 points during the recent four-game winning streak.However, that comes at the expense of Ball’s opportunities, with Lonzo scoring 2-10-7-14 during the streak with assist totals of 4-4-4-9, while going 4 for 16 on 3-point attempts.Luke WaltonI thought pulling last season’s young team out of an 11-27 start to finish 23-20, with ownership doting on him, would earn him a full season of support in this rolling experiment, no matter how bumpy it got.I was wrong. Johnson went off on him after a 2-5 start. Of course, they’re 13-4 since.Related Articles Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers
David De Gea Louis van Gaal will not change his stance over David De Gea with Sergio Romero again to start between the sticks for Manchester United this weekend.The Dutchman has refused to consider De Gea for selection amid speculation over a move to Real Madrid and summer signing Romero has played in the wins over Tottenham, Aston Villa and Club Brugge.Van Gaal has continually stated United’s Player of the Year could be welcomed back into the fold if a move to Real does not materialise, and his position remains the same.When quizzed about De Gea’s situation ahead of Saturday’s lunchtime visit of Newcastle, he told reporters: “I have said three weeks ago we shall evaluate after the first of September [when the transfer window closes] but you don’t want to listen!”Phil Jones is still unavailable for United because of mild thrombosis and Marcos Rojo is unlikely to feature as he still lacks match fitness.Van Gaal could hand a full debut to Bastian Schweinsteiger after three substitute appearances.“It is only a matter of time before he starts and maybe it will happen tomorrow,” Van Gaal said. 1
Sheffield Wednesday stay sixth after a 0-0 draw with MK Dons, who remain nine points from safety behind a handful of teams with three matches left.Cardiff could still catch the Owls but their 2-1 defeat at Brentford was a big blow to their hopes. Scott Hogan’s late double did the damage for the Bluebirds but Kenneth Zohore replied two minutes from the end, however it was too little too late.Goals from Sol Bamba and Toumani Diagouraga saw Leeds beat Wolves 2-1 at Elland Road. George Saville pulled one back for the visitors.Greg Cunningham’s late effort earned Preston a point at Birmingham as it finished 2-2. Clayton Donaldson’s double had the Blues in control before Alan Browne halved the deficit and Cunningham levelled.Ipswich needed an injury-time goal from Jonas Knudsen to salvage a 1-1 draw at home to Fulham, who had led through Moussa Dembele’s 66th-minute strike.It was also 1-1 at the City Ground as Dexter Blackstock and Danny Graham got on the scoresheet in a draw between Nottingham Forest and Blackburn.Nahki Wells cancelled out Greg Halford’s opener for Rotherham as Huddersfield earned a 1-1 draw at the New York Stadium to cement their Championship status. Michael Keane’s injury-time strike earned Burnley a thrilling 1-1 Sky Bet Championship draw in a top-of-the-table clash with Middlesbrough at Turf Moor.It looked like a 70th-minute goal from £9million striker Jordan Rhodes, his third in two matches after his match-winning brace at Bolton on Saturday, would see Boro extend their lead at the summit.But Burnley boast the most potent attack in the division and they eventually found a way through the league’s meanest defence in the second minute of injury time when defender Keane bundled the ball home from close rangeIt extended the Clarets’ unbeaten run to 20 Championship matches and meant Sean Dyche’s team remain just two points behind Boro.It was probably the result third-placed Brighton were hoping for as they moved level on points with Burnley after a comprehensive 4-0 home win against QPR. Anthony Knockaert and Jiri Skalak scored quick-fire goals either side of half-time to put Albion in the driving seat before a Connor Goldson header and another Knockaert strike ensured a fifth win in six games for the south-coast club.At the other end of the table, Charlton’s goalless draw at already-relegated Bolton meant they will be joining Wanderers in League One next season.Hull and Derby guaranteed themselves a play-off spot with away victories.The Tigers fell behind to an early Jake Cooper header at Reading but goals from Abel Hernandez and Andrew Robertson saw them win 2-1.Derby edged a topsy-turvy game at Bristol City 3-2. Johnny Russell put the Rams ahead but goals from Jonathan Kodjia and Bobby Reid turned the game on its head before half-time. Craig Bryson equalised for the visitors before a Tom Ince strike sealed victory for Darren Wassall’s side. 2 2 Jordan Rhodes (top, right) opened the scoring for Middlesbrough at Turf Moor