Emergency crews respond to car fire in Dryden Friday morning

first_imgPHOTO SOURCE: Neptune Hose Co #1 of Dryden Inc. Facebook Page The Neptune Hose Co. says there were no injuries reported in the fire. They say the fire was put out “quickly.” Below are some pictures from the fire: They say the fire was out and crews were back in service by 1 p.m. TOWN OF DRYDEN, N.Y. (WBNG) — Dryden Fire & Ambulance crews responded to a car fire on Hunt Hill Road in the town of Dryden Friday morning. PHOTO SOURCE: Neptune Hose Co #1 of Dryden Inc. Facebook Page PHOTO SOURCE: Neptune Hose Co #1 of Dryden Inc. Facebook Pagelast_img read more

CDC says flu is widespread in 49 states

first_imgFeb 22, 2008 (CIDRAP News) – Influenza activity was widespread in 49 US states by the end of last week, up from 44 states a week earlier, but the epidemic’s growth was not as dramatic as it was the previous week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said today.Nancy Cox, MD, chief of the CDC’s influenza division, told reporters at a media teleconference today that Florida is the only state reporting only regional activity. “Flu activity has continued to increase, but not quite as dramatically as the increases we’ve seen over the previous 2 weeks,” she said.”From a 10-year perspective, we are within the normal parameters of what we’d expect for an influenza season,” she said.Cox said the predominant influenza subtype in the United States is still A/H3N2, though H1N1 subtypes were more common at the beginning of the season. Most of the H3N2 isolates the CDC has analyzed so far involve the A/Brisbane/10/2007-like variant, which does not match this season’s vaccine. According to the most recent surveillance information, for the week ending Feb 16, 79% (55) of the H3N2 samples the CDC analyzed were the Brisbane variant.Among the 69 influenza B samples the CDC has analyzed, 94% (64) were in the Yamagata lineage, which also is not included in this year’s vaccine. In contrast, 88% (124 of 141) of H1N1 isolates analyzed so far matched the Solomon Islands strain used in the vaccine.The number of pediatric deaths related to the flu rose to 22 last week, up 12 from the previous week’s total, Cox reported.Although only one of the three flu subtypes circulating this year is well matched by the vaccine, CDC officials say they haven’t noted any unusual patterns of clinical consequences. Cox said the CDC often receives anecdotal reports of influenza in patients who have received the vaccine, even in years when the circulating viruses and the vaccine are well matched.She said the CDC is conducting studies of the effectiveness of this year’s vaccine and will publish the results in an upcoming issue of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.Physicians’ impressions of flu seasonSome physicians contacted by CIDRAP News this week stopped short of describing the flu season as worse than usual, despite the irregularities that have been reported with the vaccine and circulating strains.William Schaffner, MD, chair of the Department of Preventive Medicine at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, said flu has been increasing in Tennessee recently, but he expects the season to be no worse than average. Schaffner also is vice president of the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases.”In the middle Tennessee area we’re certainly seeing a lot of flu-like illness, and my sense is when the more specific diagnostic tests are being used, they’re coming up positive,” he said. “My sense is that we’re going to have a moderate influenza season, not one that’ll fill every bed in every hospital. But it’s brisk—doctors and emergency rooms are getting lots of calls.”Noting that one flu strain in the vaccine (H1N1) matches well with viruses circulating in the United States, Schaffner said he was not worried about the imperfect match between the vaccine and viruses. “I’m not at all distressed that we have one bull’s eye, one a little off the bull’s eye, and one that misses the target completely. That’s pretty good,” he said.”The major reason we give influenza vaccine is to prevent the complications of flu,” Schaffner added. The vaccine may provide complete protection for young people with robust immune systems, he explained. In frail people, the vaccine often yields incomplete protection, but it may still prevent pneumonia, hospitalization, or worse, he said.He added that mismatches between the vaccine and the viruses happen “with some frequency.” Most of the time, “The issue is not whether there’s a mismatch, but by how much. Analyses almost always indicate you have some protection.”Henry “Hank” Bernstein, DO, chief of general pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth, in Lebanon, N.H., said the flu season was quiet in his area until a few weeks ago. However, Bernstein, a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Committee on Infectious Diseases, said he has heard anecdotal reports from across the nation of vaccinated patients who were sick with flu.”I emphasize that there are still vaccine doses available and that people should continue to get their immunizations until the spring,” he said. “There are different peaks at different times throughout the season.”Priya Sampathkumar, MD, an infectious disease specialist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., said in an e-mail that she has seen influenza infections in vaccinated patients, but that the disease seems less severe in such instances.Tamiflu resistanceEuropean health officials have reported increasing rates of oseltamivir (Tamiflu) resistance in circulating influenza A/H1N1 viruses this season, and the CDC has also found a higher prevalence of resistant isolates than in previous years. In its most recent update, the CDC said it has tested 471 flu viruses and found that 27 (5.7%) had the oseltamivir resistance mutation, up slightly from the 4.6% reported a week ago. All were H1N1 viruses. In contrast, less than 1% of H1N1 viruses tested last year showed resistance.Cox told reporters today that the CDC has received only sporadic reports of antiviral resistance from eight states. “We are increasing our surveillance for it, and we’ve solicited a lot of samples from state health departments,” she said.The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) on Feb 14 issued an alert to healthcare providers about 10 Chicago-area patients that had antiviral-resistant flu infections; eight were from an outbreak at a single facility, which has not been named, according to a Feb 17 report from the Chicago Tribune.The IDPH statement advised that influenza patients who are in intensive care should receive a combination of antiviral drugs until their viral samples are analyzed, the Tribune reported.Schaffner said the reports of oseltamivir resistance are not affecting physicians’ treatment decisions: “That’s not playing a role at all in how physicians in this neck of the woods are using Tamiflu. Doctors are using it a lot. They’re urging patients to come in early. Physicians have really gotten the message that you can shorten the duration and severity of influenza by treating [with antivirals].””I think it would be very difficult for those of us in practice to detect that [resistance] on a clinical level,” he commented.See also:CDC’s weekly flu overviewFeb 8 CIDRAP News story “CDC says influenza B strain doesn’t match vaccine”Feb 7 CIDRAP News story “Europe reports further increase in Tamiflu resistance”Feb 6 CIDRAP News story “US seeing flu strain not matched by vaccine”last_img read more

3 confirmed dead after Davao del Sur quake

first_imgVehicles pinned under a damaged market in the quake-hit town of Padada, Davao Del Sur on Dec. 15 . As of Monday morning, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology recorded at least 179 aftershocks in the province. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO Various reports said that there arestill around seven people who were inside the three-storey department storewith signs of life. The first fatality recorded was a6-year-old girl was reported dead after being unable to flee her house beforeit collapsed. “Meronpa kaming mga nakita. We had visual locations kung nasaan sila banda sa department store,” Christopher Tan of ProvincialDisaster Risk Reduction Management Office told CNN Philippines. The two persons were identified as57-year-old Elsa Ababon and 67-year-old Vangie Artiaga were retrieved from thecollapsed Trade Grocery Store in Padada. A 6-year-old girl was among the fatalityfrom Barangay Asinan, Matanao town. She was inside her family’s house when thebuilding collapsed and killed her, the province’s governor, Douglas Cagas said. “We have already taken out two cadavers.Now, the operations are ongoing. But the retrieval officers said that they havedetected a heartbeat using an equipment. We are strategizing how to pull himout. Hopefully he can survive,” he added. MANILA – At least three people were killedwhen a 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck Davao del Sur on Sunday. As of Monday morning, at least 179aftershocks were recorded in Davao del Sur. The quake struck the provincearound 2:11 p.m. on Sunday with a depth of three kilometers, and with itsepicenter located nine kilometers west of Matanao./PNlast_img read more

Sergio Camargo catching fire at just the right time for Syracuse men’s soccer

first_imgThroughout the regular season, Sergio Camargo sliced his way through opposing defenses. He flashed an ability to thread passes between any crevice, anywhere on the field. He even found the back of the net once, finally, in the Orange’s 13th game of the year against Virginia Tech.But the full product never materialized, despite those inside the program raving about the potential of the Coastal Carolina transfer.The Camargo of late, though, is the one that’s been bottled up inside his 5-foot-6 frame all year, the offensive weapon that Syracuse hoped for when he chose SU in the offseason. Camargo has scored three of SU’s four goals in its last two postseason games and assisted on the other. Against ninth-seeded North Carolina (12-3-3, 5-1-2 Atlantic Coast) in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament on Sunday at 2 p.m., Camargo will need to be more of the same for No. 8-seed Syracuse (12-3-4, 3-2-3) against one of the three teams that held the Orange scoreless this year.“He’s playing well and you need your big players to play well in big games,” SU head coach Ian McIntyre said. “This time of year, these are the big ones.”Camargo’s senior season has followed a path intertwined in disappointment, relief and now normalcy. He, and everyone around him, has known all along he’s capable of being the best offensive player during a given game. The results just didn’t show it.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThrough 12 games, Camargo had one assist to his name and no goals to show for 17 shots. Granted, Syracuse’s 8-0 start softened the blow of his lacking individual production, but the Orange’s four-game winless streak that followed amped up the worry behind his own scoreless stretch. Then came his game-winner against Virginia Tech, and thus jumpstarted the upward trajectory of Camargo’s season that has reached its peak at just the right time.“I guess it is cliché to say it, but it’s good. You want your players to come out and step up in big games like these,” senior forward Chris Nanco said. “When you get an individual performance like that from him … it raises the intensity of the guys around him and that helps a lot in the game … I’ve known what he’s capable of.”Sam Ogozalek | Staff WriterWhen Syracuse trailed with less than five minutes remaining in the ACC tournament quarterfinal against Clemson, a Tigers handball gave SU a penalty kick. The Orange’s primary penalty-kick taker, Nanco, was out of the game and McIntyre didn’t immediately assign anyone to the kick. So Camargo swiftly picked up the ball, assigned himself to the kick essentially, he said, and buried it to send the game to overtime.Then against Dartmouth in the second round of the NCAA tournament, a year after the Orange conceded first to the Big Green at the same stage in the postseason, Camargo slotted home goals No. 2 and 3 to help Syracuse pull away. Now comes another test, again with Syracuse’s season and Camargo’s career on the line, against one of the best defenses the Orange has faced all year.“I try to show my teammates that I can produce for them,” Camargo said. “My stats haven’t really showed that but hopefully these last few games I can leave everything on the field like I know I can and raise my stats so everyone outside the program knows what I’ve put into this program.”What showed before Syracuse embarked on a journey to repeat as College Cup semifinalists was one goal and one assist, a relatively underwhelming regular season resume.Three postseason games later, it’s three goals, two assists and an expectation of offensive fireworks that could carry Syracuse right back to where it left off.“We know Sergio and have known him very well,” McIntyre said. “He’s playing very well. Long may that continue.” Comments Published on November 27, 2016 at 12:28 am Contact Matt: [email protected] | @matt_schneidman Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Best Player Award: Ronaldo, Messi And Neymar Make FIFA Shortlist.

first_imgReal Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, Barcelona forward Lionel Messi and the world’s most expensive player, Neymar, have made the top three shortlist for the Best Men’s Player Award as part of The Best FIFA Football Awards for 2017.The top three finalists were announced earlier today at a special media event held in London with football legends like Roberto Di Matteo, Jay Jay Okocha, Andriy Shevchenko, Peter Shilton, Alex Scott and Jay Jay Okocha.The Best Player Award recipient would be announced at the London Palladium Theatre (Argyll Street) on October 23, 2017.Aside the Best Men’s Player Award category, the 3-man shortlist for categories like The Best FIFA Women’s Player, The Best FIFA Women’s Player, The Best FIFA Men’s Coach, The Best FIFA Women’s Coach and The Best FIFA Goalkeeper were also revealed.The Best FIFA Football Award nominees are as follows:The Best FIFA Men’s Player:Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal/Real Madrid)Neymar (Brazil/FC Barcelona/Paris Saint-Germain)Lionel Messi (Argentina/Barcelona)The Best FIFA Women’s Player:Deyna Castellanos (Venezuela/Santa Clarita Blue Heat/Florida State Seminoles)Lieke Martens (Netherlands/FC Rosengard/Barcelona)Carli Lloyd (USA/Houston Dash/Manchester City Women)The Best FIFA Men’s Coach:Massimiliano Allegri (Italy/Juventus)Zinedine Zidane (France/Real Madrid)Antonio Conte (Italy/Chelsea)The Best FIFA Women’s Coach:Nils Nielsen (Denmark/Danish national team)Sarina Wiegman (Netherlands/Dutch national team)Gerard Precheur (France/Olympique Lyonnais)The Best FIFA Goalkeeper:Gianluigi Buffon (Italy/Juventus)Manuel Neuer (Germany/Bayern Munich)Keylor Navas (Costa Rica/Real Madrid)FIFA Puskás Award:Kevin-Prince Boateng (Ghana/Las Palmas/23.10.2016)Alejandro Camargo (Argentina/Universidad de Conception/04.12.2016)Olivier Giroud (France/Arsenal/01.01.2017)Deyna Castellanos (Venezuela/Venezuela U-17 Women national team/24.10.2016)Moussa Dembele (France/Celtic FC/05.02.2017)Aviles Hurtado (Colombia/Tijuana Xolos/01.04.2017)Mario Mandzukic (Croatia/Juventus/03.06.2017)Oscarine Masuluke (South Africa/Baroka FC/30.11.2016)Nemanja Matic (Serbia/Chelsea/23.04.2017)Jordi Mboula (Spain/ FC Barcelona Youth/22.02.2017)FIFA Fan Award:Borussia DortmundFC CopenhagenCeltic FC RelatedFIFA Announce 2017 World Best Player Award ShortlistAugust 17, 2017In “Africa”2017 Best FIFA Football Awards: Ronaldo Wins Best Male PlayerOctober 24, 2017In “England”I Have Now Won Best Player Five Times – Ronaldo Fuels Messi RivalryOctober 24, 2017In “FIFA”last_img read more