Stay healthy at the fair

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Swine flu has been discovered at a second county fair in Ohio.An exhibitor at the Franklin County Fair alerted officials about a sick animal this week. The Franklin County discovery was H1N1, different from the H3N2 influenza virus discovered in Clinton County. All 48 pigs removed from the Franklin County Fairground were harvested and the meat is safe to eat, said Ohio Department of Agriculture spokesman Mark Bruce. Bruce praised the Franklin County Fair’s rapid response. Fair officials identified the situation and isolated the animals in question quickly.Swine flu can be transmitted to humans by direct (typically extended) contact with pigs. Symptoms in humans develop about one to three days after exposure to the virus and are similar to other types of influenza strains.Andrew Bowman, veterinarian with the Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine at The Ohio State University, is in the midst of a seven-year study of 100 county fairs in Ohio, Indiana and Michigan, checking for incidences of Influenza A Virus Infecting Swine (IAV-S). On average, at least one animal at 25% of county fairs tests positive.“It’s like kids at preschool. If one hog comes down with it, it’s going to spread,” Bowman said.That’s likely what happened July 13 at the Clinton County Fair and the Franklin County Fair July 19, where Ohio Department of Agriculture officials discovered IAV-S and fair officials closed the Junior Fair Market Hog Show so that only exhibitors and their parents could attend. They also made the show terminal, meaning all hogs would go to slaughter. The hog barn will be sanitized.IAV-S spreads from animals (not just swine) to humans, but is not considered any more dangerous than other flus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said. The CDC and the National Association of Public Health Veterinarians offer the following information and tips on how fair exhibitors and visitors can stay healthy:IAV-S can pass from animal to animal or animal to human, and spreads like other flus — from sneezes or coughs that release droplets.While most people recover easily from this influenza, those under 5, over 65, pregnant or immune-compromised are most at risk. These people should avoid pigs and swine barns at fairs. Exhibitors or their family members who are at higher risk should also avoid exposure while they are at risk.Visitors to hog barns should not drink or eat in hog barns and should wash their hands after leaving. Keep the tiny ones out of the hog barns: strollers, pacifiers, bottles and toys should be left out of the barn.Exhibitors can minimize the chance of spreading the flu by keeping sick animals at home, by protecting themselves if their hogs are sick, and by disinfecting any tools or show supplies before a show. At home, sick hogs should be quarantined from healthy ones for at least seven days.At the show or fair, exhibitors should check their animals regularly for signs of flu – off feed, lethargic, sneezing, coughing. They should avoid sharing equipment with other exhibitors, but if they do, they should clean and disinfect it before using. If animals become sick at the fair, they need to be reported to the fair’s veterinarian or other fair staff. Besides not eating or drinking in the barn, exhibitors should not sleep in the barn.IAV-S does not affect meat safety or quality. People cannot get the flu by eating pork.last_img read more

Live from HP’s WebOS Event

first_imgmike melanson 11:32 AM: Steven McArthur – Senior VP of Applications and ServicesFacebook is fully integrated, is the long and short of it. Contacts, photos, notifications, etc.“But, WebOS doesn’t just enhance big players like Facebook.”SelfAware Games – used WebOS to create in-app payment structure (card games)Kandutech – created Voogle – a Google Voice app“We give developers a choice of powerful tools that are fun and easy to use.”Will be showing off SDK to over 500 developers tonight. Wants to help developers move away from stand-alone apps to deeper integration with full OS.11:55 AM:Bringing WebOS to the PC“Do the math on two PCs a second. Do the math on 2 printers per second. You easily excede 100 million devices annually. I think that’s the start of something pretty big.”11:57 AM:Apparently MC Hammer and Serena Williams are here. In case you were wondering.“We’re committed to helping build this ecosystem, from small to big, from local to global.” Alrighty, folks. That’s about it for the HP event (and my laptop battery.) 10:40 AM: “Nobody comes close to our WebOS experience.”“If you buy a TouchPad, all you need to do is enter your username and password and all your information shows up.” – talking about Synergy.-Keyboard contains number row.-Works with QuickOffice, Google Docs, Dropbox & Box.net-VPN, Video Calling-Full Web/Adobe Flash-Sync’d music collections10:44 AM: Sachin Kansal – Director, Product Management takes the stage.Kansal is going to “dive a bit deeper” into the features.Showing off charging on Touchstone – switches the device to “exhibition mode,” which shows coming appointments and similar information.Now here’s something: A text message that comes in on the phone can be accessed from the TouchPad. Same for phone calls. “These are a couple examples of how WebOS helps me integrate my devices.”10:51 AM:Email app:-Email supports multiple accounts, lets you navigate according to an account or can view all accounts in one inbox.-Multi message select for deleting, etc.“On WebOS, multitasking was not an afterthought. It was key from day one.”10:56 AM:Multitasking & Notifications:-Notifications don’t interrupt workflow, wait in the upper right corner. Can be dismissed with a swipe or opened with a tap.-Organizes messages from different aps all in one placeKeyboard can be resized – has multiple options for keyboard size, from small to medium to large for different size fingers. 11:00 AM:Social Networking Integration:-Integrates photos from across social platforms, show Facebook comments on a photo from within the WebOS photo app. “This is seamless integration with social networking.”-Also showing ability to quickly print from TouchPad – click through two quick windows and the photo is printed.11:04 AM:TouchPad as an eReader-Partnering with Amazon – will have access to books from Kindle collection.-Renders text as well as color images, standard page flip animationVideo Calling:-Shows off video calling via Skype, from TouchPad to Pre3“We’re working to build video calling into all our applications.”11:10 AM: Bringing Pre3 together with TouchPad, one device can sync with the other to show the same Web page or content. Uses “TouchStone” technology.11:12 AM:Availability: Wi-Fi version of TouchPad available this summer, followed later by 3G and 4G enabled devices.-Snapdragon processors from Qualcomm power the devices unveiled today.11:16 AM: Dr. Paul Jacobs – Qualcomm Chairman & CEO:“The future is wide open when it comes to growth and opportunities in the mobile space.”Last year, shipped 399 million chipsets on a wide variety of devices – smartphones, netbooks, feature phones, eReaders, etc.11:24 AM: TouchPad – first to support Beats audio systemJimmy Lovine, CEO takes the stage.“We’re here to fix the degradation of music. We’re working on everything from the file to the PC to the headphones to the speakers and right to the consumer.”The record industry downgrades music quality before shipping to iTunes.“We’re changing our pipes to 24 bit.”11:28 AM:“Paul McCartney can engineer the music all he wants, when you play it on a Dell PC it sounds like it’s coming from a portable TV.”“We have a million laptops with Beats audio. HP is stepping forward and it wants to own music. Computers are the de facto home stereo. Music is still the best app for the Internet.”-Developed a hardware/software solution with HP. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Today HP is holidng a press conference to introduce its new webOS-based tablet and smartphones to the world, while also providing a roadmap for its mobile strategy going forward. WebOS is a mobile operating system that HP acquired when it bought Palm last summer for $1.2 billion and it’s expected to serve as the basis for a number of HP products going forward – and not just tablets and phones, but possibly even Internet TVs and personal computers.The theme for the conference, whose tagline is “Think Big. Think Small. Think Beyond,” is connected experiences. Some devices are better at content consumption, while others are for content creation – this according to HP exec Todd Bradley, VP in the company’s Personal Systems group. He made these comments during a CNBC interview last month, where he teased the news of the forthcoming HP iPad competitor. Today, the teasing ends and HP gives up the goods on what it has planned next to take on the iPhone, the iPad and the Android army. Stay tuned for our live coverage of the event.9:59 AM: We have entered the main area and the announcement is forthcoming. Stay tuned.center_img Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 10:23 AM: “We’ve seen an explosion in the number of digital services. We have more and more people accessing more and more content from cloud-based devices. No one before today has come forward and developed a solution that works ubiquitously across these devices.”-Showing a slide with Pandora, Google, Facebook, Pandora, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.“Think, feel & connect” looks to be the tagline phrase of today’s announcement.10:25 AM: John Rubinstein, Senior VP and GM takes the stage.Talking about “Synergy” – merges information from the cloud across devices. “Today marks an important new beginning.”10:28 AM: Delivered hundreds of new features (video capture, 3D games, enterprise) over the past year. WebOS 2.1 is “most important so far” with “true multitasking,” universal search and more.Delivered WebOS on five devices in Pre and Pixi families.“It’s time to take things to a whole new level.”10:30 AM: “What works well for a lot of people is the power of a large phone in a smaller size. Soemthing that’s powerful, but elegantly small.”Rubinstein holds up the HP Veer – this thing is tiny, we’re talking smaller than a credit card. -Has slide-out QWERTY keyboard, 2.6″ 320×400 touch display, gesture area, browser, full Adobe Flash, GPS, 5 megapixel camera.10:34 AM: Introducing the Pre3 – another slideout QWERTY phone that looks similar to an iPhone otherwise. Rubinstein says that when you put your Veer or Pre3 on your Touchstone device to charge it, it automatically goes into a preview mode to scroll through your pics or showcase other content. (Do you want your photo library to be shown every time you charge? I’m not sure I do.)10:38 AM:And now, the HP TouchPad.-16 or 32 GB, twice the memory of Pre2, Gyro, accelerometer, compass. Dual Core. 10:16 AM: HP Executive VP Todd Bradley has taken the stage and the event has begun.“Think back to that time when you first experienced something” he asks the crowd. His memories? A first drive of an electric car. “We should all witness these firsts, as often as we can in our lives. Creating these experiences for a living is what the technology industry is all about.”10:19 AM: We serve over a billion customers in 174 countries with 145,000 partners, 88,000 retail locations. “Our global reach is unprecedented.” Ship 120 PCs every minute.“We’re in the early stages of a market that’s going to continue to grow in size, importance and relevance for many, many years to come.” Tags:#news#NYT#web last_img read more

Bolts return to PBA finals

first_imgNonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC The Texters have been consistently holding their own against Barangay Ginebra’s imposing frontline and will again have to cut down the Gin Kings to size anew if they want to score a crucial Game 3 victory Friday also at the Big Dome.“We always believe that we’re capable of beating Ginebra. But it takes a lot of focus and a lot of effort to do that,” said TNT coach Nash Racela.Sealing all possible gaps in the lane, the KaTropa leveled the semifinal showdown by humbling the Gin Kings, 103-96, on a road trip in Batangas City last Wednesday. Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/PBA IMAGESRanidel De Ocampo has churned out countless highlight reels throughout his career in a TNT uniform.On Thursday night, the 13-year veteran brought his winning act to the Meralco Bolts.ADVERTISEMENT Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary TNT, Ginebra out to break semis tie De Ocampo hit one of his patented jumpers that keyed a 91-88 overtime win at the expense of the Star Hotshots to send the Bolts back to the finals of the PBA Governors’ Cup.“It’s really hard to close out the series because our opponents are in a do-or-die situation,” said De Ocampo, whose shot near the top of the arc with 1:17 remaining provided the cushion that Meralco badly needed in the game at Smart Araneta Coliseum.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAllen Durham again made a strong case to replicate his personal reward anew after scoring 24 points on top of 19 rebounds and six assists.But a far more meaningful hardware has kept the reigning best import highly motivated. “It’s been our goal since the beginning of the conference to be in the finals. Now, we’re back,” said Durham.Effectively filling up the void left by the injured Paul Lee, Mark Barroca and rookie Jio Jalalon picked up the slack for the Hotshots, who fought for survival on sustained grit and hustle before being swept in their best-of-five semifinal series.Lee was ruled out the rest of the season for the ailing left knee that forced Star coach Chito Victolero to bench his prized guard in Game 2.He was scheduled to go through surgery early Friday and would rest six to eight weeks to heal completely.TNT KaTropa, meanwhile, hopes to keep control of its own best-of-five affair against Barangay Ginebra.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Ind vs Eng: Nothing clicked for us, admits Dhoni

first_imgIndian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Saturday admitted that “nothing has clicked for the team” so far in the Test series against England and they have only played to 60 per cent of their potential.”Nothing has clicked for us in this Test series. We have only managed to perform upto 60 to 65 per cent of our potential. The key to doing well at the highest level is the ability to keep the good balls away and punish the loose deliveries consistently. We didn’t do that,” Dhoni said after they were thrashed by an innings and 242 runs to lose the series and the world number spot at Edgbaston here.Questioned about the worrying factor that the margin of loss is getting bigger and bigger, Dhoni answered, “A loss is a loss. We need to work a lot on both batting and bowling front. Congratulations to England for being the No. 1 side.”As usual Dhoni tried to play down the issue of rankings which he has always done during his interaction with the media.”I have always stressed about playing consistent cricket.Being number 1 or not is not of much importance. But as a unit you need to play consistent cricket. Once you are at the top, it’s like a Cat & Mouse game where other teams are trying to catch up with you. This is the first series that we have lost in last two and half years,” Dhoni stated.Dhoni also sidestepped the raging issue about lack of preparation which may have led to this disaster.advertisement”I never really thought about it. We have tried to utilise whatever opportunities we got.”The skipper felt that although fans expect them to win each and every series, it is not possible practically.Dhoni couldn’t explain the reason why his much-vaunted batting line-up has failed to cross 300-run mark in six innings. But he ruled out that age was a factor with his premier batsmen.- With inputs from PTIlast_img read more

WISYNCO Products to Carry Jamaica-Made Mark

first_imgStory Highlights ‘WATA’, ‘CRANWATA’ and ‘BIGGA’ will carry the standard mark The Wisynco Group Limited has been certified to use the Jamaica Standard Mark on its products, becoming the first local company in its category to earn the distinction.The three products, which have been certified by the Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ) under the ‘Jamaica-Made Mark Programme’, are ‘WATA’, ‘CRANWATA’ and ‘BIGGA’. The items will carry the standard mark for a one-year period from May 16, 2013 to May 15, 2014.At a licence signing ceremony between the BSJ and the Wisynco Group Limited, held Thursday, July 18, at the Bureau’s Winchester Road offices, Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Anthony Hylton, commended Wisynco on the achievement.“Achieving this important licence is evidence of Wisynco’s adherence to a recognised quality system and speaks volumes about the visionary leadership, the embracing of best practices and the constant steps to ensure that the company and its products remain relevant to the local and global marketplace,” Mr. Hylton said.The Jamaica- Made Mark Programme seeks to verify that products conform to established national/international standards while utilising a minimum of 51 per cent Jamaican raw material, or 70 per cent input such as labour, additives and processing.Mr. Hylton stated that the programme will benefit consumers, who will be able to make more informed choices when they readily recognise products that comply with technical regulations, conform to standards and are authentically Jamaican.“It will also benefit traders by clearly demonstrating the compliance and quality of traded products,” he said, noting that manufacturers will also profit from the improved brand recognition and improved market advantage both locally and internationally, and the Customs Department will spend less time inspecting products to verify authenticity and compliance.”Mr. Hylton also argued that the national economy will gain through the enhancement of the quality of Jamaican products, access to increased export markets and by extension, a boost in foreign exchange earnings.For his part, Chairman of the Standards Council, BSJ, Professor Winston Davidson, stated that building a brand without a reputable quality system to support the product “is like building a house with a leaking roof.”“The Wisynco Group has been establishing strong brands that resonate with Jamaicans at home and abroad. They are satisfied at not just being a part of normal practice but strive for what we refer to as best practice in protecting the integrity of their brand,” Professor Davidson said.He lauded the effort of the Wisynco Group Limited for embracing the programme wholeheartedly, while adding that “you are a worthy example to be emulated by other local manufacturers and brands.”Managing Director of Wisynco Group Limited, William Mahfood, said his company is proud to be the first in its category to carry the mark.“I look at the Jamaica-Made Mark and I know it represents to many people that it is made in Jamaica, but also the qualification that the product is made to the highest standards,” Mr. Mahfood said.The Jamaica-Made Mark seeks to: provide a mark that easily distinguishes authentic Jamaican products of quality; create a significant competitive advantage for authentic Jamaican products, locally and overseas; provide an avenue for the re-establishment of consumer confidence in the authenticity and quality of Jamaican products; and provide an avenue for maximizing the economic benefits to local (compliant) manufacturers, and ultimately the country.center_img William Mahfoodsaid his company is proud to be the first in its category to carry the marklast_img read more

Football season ticket holders to be able to pick their seats

Season ticket-holders will be able to choose their tickets in a new online system starting in 2016.Credit: Courtesy of OSU.Ohio State football season ticket holders will soon be able to select their specific seats online, akin to the way one would buy concert tickets on a virtual map.In the past, seats could be changed by making a request during the renewal process. OSU would then consider the request and possibly make accommodations, said Martin Jarmond, OSU executive associative athletic director.The ability for specific ticket holders to improve their seats depends on their standing within the university’s “donor priority system.” The point system, which is based on a weighted calculation of the ticket holder’s current, past and revocable donations, will not change, said Martin Jarmond, OSU executive associate athletic director.The only access change will be the ability to pick specific seats, rather than requesting seats in a general area.The university began mailing out brochures Tuesday explaining the new process, according to The Columbus Dispatch. The new system will distribute tickets on a four-year basis and begin for the 2016 season.The new system was rolled out for faculty and staff this season, and Jarmond said this smaller demographic, which is roughly half of the number of public ticket holders, served as a sort of beta test, and results have been better than he expected. The biggest issue with the technology has been poor function on certain browsers.The availability of the technology was the No. 1 reason for the change. The new system will be easier for the fans and for the university, as OSU won’t have to use its manpower to screen change requests, Jarmond said.As for a financial benefit of the change, “We really have no idea. That remains to be seen,” Jarmond said. “It’s just a system change, but we don’t know yet if people are going to be donating more because of it.”The distribution method for student tickets also will not change, Jarmond said, as the lack of a seating priority system moots the need to change the student ticketing process. read more

San Diego County average gas price rises for 35th time in 37

first_img KUSI Newsroom, April 24, 2019 San Diego County average gas price rises for 35th time in 37 days 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County rose three-tenths of cent Wednesday to $4.065, its highest amount since July 30, 2015.The average price has increased 35 of the past 37 days, rising 72.3 cents, including two-tenths of a cent on Tuesday, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service. The rising prices are the result of a series of refinery issues that have reduced supply, according to Jeffrey Spring, the Automobile Club of Southern California’s corporate communications manager.The average price is 1.6 cents more than one week ago, 57.5 cents higher than one month ago and 43.7 cents greater than one year ago. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwittercenter_img Posted: April 24, 2019 KUSI Newsroom Updated: 10:43 PMlast_img read more

Two Arrested Following Vehicle Pursuit On The Sterling Highway

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Soldotna Alaska State Trooper K-9 Team attempted a traffic stop on a red 2002 Pontiac Grand-Am near mile 64, of the Sterling Highway, on Saturday. According to the online Trooper dispatch, the pursuit ensued during an attempted warrant arrest on Travis Mchone, 32, of Sterling. Mchone had two separate outstanding Warrants for his arrest for Probation Violations totaling the amount of $2,000. Mchone drove at high speeds failing to stop, eventually driving the vehicle down a power line trail where it got stuck in a snow bank. K-9 warnings were given and Mchone complied with commands. Mchone and his passenger Katherine M. Bliss, 26, of Nikiski were both taken into custody without further incident. Bliss was arrested for a Probation Violation for the original charges of MICS-4TH. Mchone was remanded to Wildwood Pretrial on the original Probation Warrants and new Charges of Eluding 1st, Assault 3rd, Reckless Driving, Violating Conditions of Release and Reckless Endangerment.last_img read more