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Vilsack: Dairy Consumption in U.S. On The Rise

Vilsack: Dairy Consumption in U.S. On The Rise

first_img SHARE Previous articleAg Programs Advance in AppropriationsNext articleCommodity Classic Registration Now Open Ashley Davenport By Ashley Davenport – Nov 13, 2019 SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Vilsack: Dairy Consumption in U.S. On The Rise Earlier this week, Dean Foods filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Sales dropped 7 percent in the first half of the year, profits fell 14 percent, and stock in Dean Foods lost 80 percent of its value.The nation’s oldest milk producer says its struggles stem from the fact that Americans aren’t drinking as much fluid milk from cows as they once were.At the National Association of Farm Broadcasters (NAFB) meeting in Kansas City, CEO of the U.S. Dairy Export Council and former agriculture secretary Tom Vilsack says 94 percent of U.S. households have milk in their refrigerators.“Which suggests a continuation of a healthy $100 billion industry,” said Vilsack. “You’re seeing higher levels of consumption of certain kinds of fluid milk, whole milk, flavored milk—perhaps a decline in 1 or 2 percent in low fat.”Vilsack also noted that the National Milk Producers Federation is making strides to improve milk at school, and remains adamant that milk consumption has been on the rise.“For the first time in a while, domestic consumption is actually equaled the production increases, which is good news,” he said. “The issue has been it hasn’t kept pace with the increase in production. We’ve been able to produce more than we’ve domestically consumed, which is why export markets became important.” Facebook Twitter Vilsack: Dairy Consumption in U.S. On The Rise Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

“Grow on, Grow on, Grow on!” Budding gardeners urged to seize…

“Grow on, Grow on, Grow on!” Budding gardeners urged to seize…

first_img TAGSGardeninggro morKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post RTE Super Garden Judge and Bord Bia Bloom show manager, Gary Graham today launched the GroMór gardening campaign which encourages Irish people to enjoy their garden or outdoor space and reconnect with nature, for their physical and mental health at this time. The GroMór website provides tips, family-friendly activities and advice for growing plants, flowers, fruits and vegetables and Gary will be hosting a weekly video podcast with gardening experts around the country every Wednesday at 11am on the @gromor social media channels. Visit gromor.ie for further information. #Pic Brian McEvoyNo Repro fee for one useGroMór ambassador and Bord Bia Bloom show manager, Gary Graham is encouraging Irish people to take full advantage of this time to experience their garden or outdoor space and reconnect with nature, for their physical and mental health.GroMór is a countrywide campaign which aims to encourage Irish people to get growing, and through its website provides a wide range of useful tips, family-friendly activities and advice for growing plants, flowers, fruits and vegetables.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The initiative is supported by Bord Bia and a network of independent garden centres and growers from all over the country.RTE Super Garden Judge and Bord Bia Bloom show manager, Gary Graham today launched the GroMór gardening campaign which encourages Irish people to enjoy their garden or outdoor space and reconnect with nature, for their physical and mental health at this time. Pic Brian McEvoyAlthough garden centres are temporarily closed, they are offering extensive gardening advice and resources via the GroMór website, and some are operating online ordering services.This year’s campaign is encouraging people to spend time in their gardens, and regardless of size, reap the benefits and fun which gardening can provide.Gardening has been proven to reduce stress, blood pressure, and increase feelings of contentment. Recent research showed that almost 73% of Irish consumers claim to use their garden as a space for relaxing or ‘time out’ (Bord Bia Thinking House/Empathy Research, 2020).Gary Graham, best known for being Bord Bia Bloom show manager and a judge on RTÉ 1’s ‘Supergarden’, is the GroMór campaign ambassador this year.Although Bord Bia Bloom will not proceed in its traditional form this Summer, there are plans to reimagine the celebrated gardening event as an immersive virtual experience and in the meantime, GroMór will offer all of the tips and advice home gardeners may need.Over the next six weeks, Gary will interview horticultural experts from garden centres around the country in a ‘Gary’s Gardening Tips’ series which will feature on GroMór social media channels each Wednesday at 11am.Topics will include biodiversity tips, container gardening inspiration, growing herbs and advice for designing your perfect garden among other seasonal topics.Speaking about the campaign, Gary Graham said, “Gardening is an excellent activity to keep our bodies and minds healthy at this time, and we also want to highlight that it can be great fun!“We would encourage people to not worry about making a mess, that the real enjoyment comes from getting stuck in to a task and learning along the way!“GroMór is an excellent resource for gardening inspiration and advice for everyone who wants to get out and active in the garden this Spring.“Be it parents at home with young children, or those in our society who are currently cocooning, the garden can provide endless entertainment – even if it is only to sit in and experience nature in all its glory” he added.Gary’s tips for growing good health in your garden this Spring:Reap what you sow:Growing a plant from seed to bloom is an extremely satisfying activity, instilling a responsibility on the gardener while also rewarding one’s efforts. Getting smaller hands involved can also raise a newfound appreciation for nature and its tangible results. Being outdoors also benefits overall health by breathing in better quality air, and getting necessary Vitamin D through sensible sun exposure.Be Active: With weather getting warmer, the ‘green gym’ can help to enhance and maintain overall fitness levels. Gardening activities combine, strength, endurance and cardio exercise to great effect. Mowing a lawn with a push mower for just 30 minutes burns approximately 243 calories in exertion – that is the equivalent to the more strenuous activity of chopping wood for the same duration.  Turing a compost pile for approximately 15mins exertion can burn in excess of 100 calories, or if you have restricted space, lifting a gallon watering can that is full of water in each hand is equivalent to holding 8 pound dumbbells.Get grounded:There are proven psychological benefits to connecting directly with nature through gardening activities. Whether weeding, planting, or trimming hedges; re-connecting with nature encourages people to see the beauty around them, and it also allows us to experience wildlife in their natural habitat.Remove visible weeds:An unattended flower bed is much like an unattended mind, it can become overgrown with weeds. By physically clearing a garden of unwanted growth and weeds, it can also provide inner clarity and calmness. The colour green is proven to have relaxing effects, helping to lower stress and blood pressure levels.Meditate in nature: The traditional seated act of mindfulness can easily be done in an outdoor setting, simply choose a comfortable area to sit in and be present.  Allow nature sounds or nearby water features to guide the meditation for a relaxing experience. Alternatively, you might prefer to avail of mindfulness benefits through gardening. By focusing attention on completing a specific duty, this removes distracting thoughts and allows us to be present on the task at hand.About the campaignGroMór is a nationwide campaign which aims to encourage Irish people to get out, get healthy, get growing! The initiative is sponsored by Bord Bia in association with selected independent garden centers and Irish plant nurseries countrywide which promotes its 68 local garden centres and plant nurseries around the country. Traditionally, Irish consumers are encouraged to visit their local garden centre where they can avail from complimentary gardening advice suitable for all levels and lifestyles. This year, the campaign will focus on driving consumers to the GroMór website which is an extensive resource of gardening tips which covers plants, flowers, growing your own fruit and vegetables along with highlighting the many benefits and family-friendly activities that gardening can offer.For further information visit www.gromor.ie or join the conversation on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Email Facebook WhatsApp Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Twitter Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live LimerickNews“Grow on, Grow on, Grow on!” Budding gardeners urged to seize the moment and experience the joys of nature this gardening seasonBy Meghann Scully – April 27, 2020 213 center_img Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Previous articleChampionships could run into 2021 admits GAA PresidentNext articleLimerick Clubs and Locals continue heroic fundraising efforts Meghann Scully Print WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Advertisement RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League openerlast_img read more

Trustees approve campus reconfiguration, rezoning

Trustees approve campus reconfiguration, rezoning

first_img Facebook WhatsApp By admin – April 24, 2018 WhatsApp The Ector County Independent School District Board of Trustees approved rezoning changes for elementary and middle schools to alleviate campus overcrowding.By two 6-1 votes, trustees also approved reconfiguring pairing four elementary schools — Travis and Zavala and Noel and Pease. Board member Delma Abalos cast the dissenting vote.The plan is said to meet the state’s requirements for repurposing schools that are in their fifth year of improvement required status under state accountability ratings while focusing on early childhood literacy with more prekindergarten spots available. Officials have said early childhood literacy is an area of weakness in our community.”ECISD has eight campuses on improvement required status. Ector Middle School, Noel and Zavala elementary schools are in their fifth year. If the campuses don’t come off the list, they will face closure or the Texas Education Commissioner will appoint a board of managers over the whole district.Board President Carol Gregg said she wants the district to check with the Texas Education Agency to make sure the reconfiguration will meet the agency’s standards.Parent meetings have been held with parents at the Noel, Pease, Travis and Zavala. Pease is in its third year of IR and Travis is at met standard.Noel would be prekindergarten through first grade and Pease would be second through fifth grade if Noel doesn’t get off improvement required, Superintendent Tom Crowe said. If Noel does come off IR, it would be prekindergarten through second and Pease would be grades three through five.The same would be true for Zavala and Travis.Six new prekindergarten classrooms are planned to be opened as part of the change, and those campuses would be focused on building literacy in the early grade levels, the board recap said.Start times will be staggered between the paired schools so parents will have the time to drop students off at both campuses. A district shuttle will be made available to help with drop off and pick up between the paired schools, as well, the recap said.Crowe said the cost of the reconfiguration would be $630,000, but adding more classrooms would generate $650,000, so it would be a wash.Abalos was uncomfortable voting for the reconfiguration because of the combination of cost and an unproven concept.She added that she had also asked for budget figures for “quite a while” and didn’t get them until Tuesday night. Abalos said she would like to see how those numbers were arrived at.“I don’t think the numbers were explained to us properly,” Abalos said after the meeting. “We didn’t get them until tonight, and frankly I’d like to see comparisons. I’d already discussed my concern about doing the two (Noel and Pease). I had no problem with Travis and Zavala. I had a problem with not knowing whether that’s going to work and not having something proven before we go to doing the other ones, Pease and Noel.”All along, Abalos said, the word has been that Noel is going to get out of IR, but she was told Tuesday night that it might not.“I just want to see that what we’re doing is fiscally good, because here we are asking for more money and yet I’ve been asking about this budget and I want to see it compared and I’ve been very clear about my concern and I got it tonight when I got here,” Abalos added. “It has to do with the cost it has to do with whether it really will work and trying it out at one place before we jumped to another. I explained to the superintendent. I had to vote my conscience. I ended up not voting for either one because the budget was not really explained and I got it tonight and I’ve been asking for that budget for a while.”She said if she’d gotten some information earlier, maybe she would have changed her mind.On a separate item, trustees voted 7-0 to approve school boundary rezoning of elementary and middle schools.The elementary school changes are aimed at reducing overcrowding in the north and east side of Odessa/Ector County including Jordan, Buice and LBJ elementary schools, while the middle school changes will shrink Ector Middle School’s attendance zone and create “pure feeder patterns” from the middle schools to Odessa and Permian high schools.Trustees voted 7-0 to approve Standard Attire (uniforms) for Gale Pond Alamo STEAM Academy. This concludes a year-long campaign in which GPA leaders discussed this change with parents and staff and, ultimately, put the issue to a vote. Seventy-two percent voted in favor of the school going to Standard Attire (uniforms.) The school’s choice of shirts/pants colors will be added to the District’s brochure and website.In other business:Trustees voted 7-0 to approve standard attire (uniforms) for Gale Pond Alamo STEAM Academy. STEAM stands for science, technology, engineering, art and math.This concludes a year-long campaign in which campus leaders discussed this change with parents and staff and, ultimately, put the issue to a vote. Seventy-two percent voted in favor of the school going to uniforms. The school’s choice of shirts/pants colors will be added to the district’s brochure and website, the recap said.Trustees approved the consent agenda, which is a group of routine or previously discussed items presented for approval at one time. Tuesday’s consent agenda included AVID contract for 2018-19, AVID EXCEL contract for Bonham Middle School for 2018-19; the bond planning committee charter and other items.AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination.The board discussed the first of its board self constraints. Created as part of the Lone Star Governance process, constraints are specific prohibited behaviors the group outlines for itself. Trustees adopted three constraints, the first of which is: “The Board will not allow its primary time or focus to be on anything other than student performance.”The board discussed its student outcome goal 1 and the goal progress measures. These were also created according to Lone Star Governance guidelines, as well.Student outcome goal 1 is: “The number of IR campuses will decrease from eight to zero by the end of 2019-20.” The goal progress measures look at tier instruction for Noel Elementary and Zavala Elementary and benchmark results from Ector Middle School, the recap said.Trustees continued their self-evaluation, which they work on quarterly, comparing their goals and actions against a set of standards outlined in the Lone Star Governance model, the recap said.The board did not go into closed session and approved the employment contract renewals, contract extensions for administrators, teachers and professional support employees. Crowe said there were no non-renewals. 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Solmar Development Corp. Launches the Largest New Penthouse Collection in Downtown Mississauga

Solmar Development Corp. Launches the Largest New Penthouse Collection in Downtown Mississauga

first_img Facebook Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – February 23, 2021 Twitter Twitter Pinterest Solmar launches downtown Mississauga’s largest new Penthouse Collection at Edge Towers. Solmar Development Corp. Launches the Largest New Penthouse Collection in Downtown Mississaugacenter_img TAGS  WhatsApp Local NewsBusiness Pinterest WhatsApp Previous articleCBRE: 4Q Earnings SnapshotNext articleMr Cooper: 4Q Earnings Snapshot Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

Kioxia beginnt mit dem Bau einer neuen Produktionsanlage im Werk Yokkaichi, um die 3D-Flash-Speicherproduktion…

Kioxia beginnt mit dem Bau einer neuen Produktionsanlage im Werk Yokkaichi, um die 3D-Flash-Speicherproduktion…

first_imgLocal News Artist’s impression of Fab 7, Yokkaichi Plant Kioxia beginnt mit dem Bau einer neuen Produktionsanlage im Werk Yokkaichi, um die 3D-Flash-Speicherproduktion der sechsten Generation zu unterstützen TAGS  Twitter Facebook WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – March 19, 2021 center_img WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Pinterest Previous articleCorey Kispert leads No. 1 Gonzaga past Saint Mary’s, 87-65Next article6N: France hold out Ireland to end 10-year drought in Dublin Digital AIM Web Support Pinterestlast_img read more

Florida Dominates Top Five “Hottest” Single-Family Markets

Florida Dominates Top Five “Hottest” Single-Family Markets

first_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Kendall Baer is a Baylor University graduate with a degree in news editorial journalism and a minor in marketing. She is fluent in both English and Italian, and studied abroad in Florence, Italy. Apart from her work as a journalist, she has also managed professional associations such as Association of Corporate Counsel, Commercial Real Estate Women, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Project Management Institute for Association Management Consultants in Houston, Texas. Born and raised in Texas, Baer now works as the online editor for DS News. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Florida Dominates Top Five “Hottest” Single-Family Markets Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articles in Daily Dose, Featured, News Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago October 24, 2016 1,350 Views The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Previous: ATTOM Data Solutions and UtilityScore Form Partnership Next: Watt: FHFA Adjusting to “New Normal” of the Market  Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agocenter_img Single-Family Housing Markets Ten-X 2016-10-24 Kendall Baer Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago About Author: Kendall Baer Tagged with: Single-Family Housing Markets Ten-X Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Despite the troubles Florida has faced in the recovery from the housing crisis, the state leads the nation in markets for single-family homes, according to a new report by Ten-X.  The company’s fall Top Single-Family Housing Markets Report put Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach County, Tampa, and Orlando at the top of the list for American metro areas, with Las Vegas finishing the top five.The company said each of these markets demonstrated “a vigorous combination of consistently strong demand, home price appreciation, and economic and demographic growth.” Seattle, a fixture in the top five, was bumped by Las Vegas.”Florida’s housing market continues to set the pace for the nation, with five of the top ten metros on our report,” said Ten-X executive vice president Rick Sharga. “While all of the top five markets took substantial hits during the housing crash, especially Las Vegas, the continued road to recovery for these destination cities is looking even brighter.”Florida metros, the report found, have seen their markets surge through solid economic and demographic expansion. Fort Lauderdale’s comeback from the housing bust in particular has been considerable. Seasonally adjusted home prices reached nearly $240,000 this past quarter, up nearly 12 percent from a year ago. Home prices are now at their highest level since 2007. However, they remain 17.6 percent below their prior peak, “leaving plenty of room for growth,” the report stated.Similarly, existing home prices in Palm Beach County are 10.5 percent higher than a year ago; Tampa’s economic expansion is moving forward as payrolls are up 3.1 percent year-over year; Orlando’s sales are up 4.7 percent year-over-year, nearing pre-recession numbers; and Las Vegas sales are 15 percent higher than a year ago, and now at an all-time high of 5.9 percent-above its prior peakOn the flip side, once rock-solid markets have been slow on the recovery.”This quarter’s report is a strong reminder of how uneven the housing recovery has been, with strong performance by cities in the South, Southeast, West and Pacific Northwest, and much weaker trends in the Northeast and Midwest,” Sharga said. Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Subscribe Florida Dominates Top Five “Hottest” Single-Family Markets Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agolast_img read more

90% Of Peaceful Farmers Not In Favour Of Continuance Of Agitation; Prudent Citizens Should Appreciate SC Order : BCI Chairman

90% Of Peaceful Farmers Not In Favour Of Continuance Of Agitation; Prudent Citizens Should Appreciate SC Order : BCI Chairman

Top Stories90% Of Peaceful Farmers Not In Favour Of Continuance Of Agitation; Prudent Citizens Should Appreciate SC Order : BCI Chairman LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK13 Jan 2021 5:12 AMShare This – x”Everybody knows that 90% of the peace-loving farmers are not in favour of continuance of agitation, after the stay order of Supreme Court, but, persons with vested interests are trying to fulfil their own political ambition even at the cost of de-stablising the country,” claimed Manan Kumar Mishra, Chairman of Bar Council of India on Wednesday. Mishra stated that the Supreme…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?Login”Everybody knows that 90% of the peace-loving farmers are not in favour of continuance of agitation, after the stay order of Supreme Court, but, persons with vested interests are trying to fulfil their own political ambition even at the cost of de-stablising the country,” claimed Manan Kumar Mishra, Chairman of Bar Council of India on Wednesday. Mishra stated that the Supreme Court’s decision staying the implementation of the three farm laws is a historic step and the farmers should now suspend their agitation. However, he expressed that the irresponsible comments made by some politicians against the Supreme Court are bent upon to weaken our Institutions and Nation only for serving their own vested interests. He has thus urged the citizenry to break its silence and save the country from a potential turmoil. “The honest, sincere and sensible citizens should now come forward and convince the agitating farmers to suspend their agitation till the final Judgement of the Apex Court. We fail to understand as to why those who are making scandalous and contemptuous comments in media, did not appear before the court to put across their stand. For any law-abiding citizen, the only recourse available is to move the Supreme Court and request for modification of the order, if at all someone has any ground against the Constitution of the Committee. But, these so-called do not want the solution of the problem, rather their sole motive is to exploit the agitation and mislead the agitating farmers,” the letter read. The Supreme Court on Tuesday stayed the operation of Three Farm Laws until further orders. It also constituted a Committee, that is expected to resolve the deadlock between Government and protesting farmers. Farm Laws Implementation Stayed, Committee Formed For Talks, MSP To Continue- Read Summary Of Supreme Court Directions Referring to this, Mishra said in his letter, “The prudent citizens of the country should appreciate the order of the Supreme Court in the matter of Farmers’ agitation. The step which our Apex Court has taken is a historic step and it is in the interest of the nation. The order of Supreme Court firstly aims at saving the lives of agitating farmers, the elderly people, women, children from the harsh cold and weather condition and Covid. The order has been passed in the background of death of elderly people, who lost their lives due to prolonged agitation and severe cold and by suicide.” Click Here To Download Statement Read StatementNext Story read more

Troy Arts Council Patrons’ drive underway

Troy Arts Council Patrons’ drive underway

first_img The Troy Arts Council Patrons’ drive is underway and the TAC’s season ticket packages are billed as the best tickets in town.Elaine Blair, Patrons’ chair, said that season tickets are the way to go for those who enjoy the performing arts.Season ticket levels begin at $75 with the highest level beginning at $401. You Might Like AMERICAN MADE Walter Black inspects a piece of blown glass artwork on display at the Johnson Center. Orbix artist featured in Alabama Biennial… read more Sky’ in October,” Blair said. “Everybody knows them from the Yella wood ads. If Riders in the Sky don’t appeals to a mass crowd, I don’t know what will.”Other performances presented by the TAC include “Amahl and the Night Visitors/Hansel and Gretel, the Shelia Jackson and Company Holiday Concert and the Minetti String Quartet.“The Kremlin Chamber Orchestra will be back by popular demand in March,” Blair said. “The Kremlin Chamber Orchestra is one of the top touring string orchestras in the world. Also back by popular demand will be Peter Oprisko. He did the Frank Sinatra show that was so well received. This time he will do ‘Songs from the Silver Screen’ and it should be equally popular.”The TAC’s 2013-2014 season will close in May with the Southeast Alabama Community Band Concert and TAC Awards night. The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… “One season ticket comes with the $75 level and six season tickets come with the highest level, with two to five season tickets depending on the level,” Blair said. “Ticket prices at the door are $20 so it’s easy to see that season tickets are the best ticket in town.”The TAC 2013-2014 Fine Arts Season will get underway with noted guitarist Michael Kelsey at the Claudia Crosby Theater on Sept. 10.“The TAC has an impressive lineup of performing arts programs including ‘Riders in the Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Published 11:00 pm Monday, September 2, 2013 Troy Arts Council Patrons’ drive underway Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration By The Penny Hoarder By Jaine Treadwell Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Skip Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Latest Stories Sponsored Content Email the author Book Nook to reopen “We are excited about our season and look forward to another very successful calendar of events,” Blair said.But a fantastic, yearlong calendar of performing arts is not the only benefit of being a Patron of the arts and a season ticket holder. The benefits are far reaching because several of the artists perform at city and county schools or conduct workshops for the students.Blair said the TAC is dedicated to providing arts opportunities for children throughout Pike County.“We have a grant program and invite schools in the county to apply,” she said. “The performing arts are important and we want to expose the students to a variety of performing arts forms. We believe that those experiences will greatly enhance the quality of their lives.”TAC season beginning ticket levels are $75, one ticket; $126, two tickets; $176, three tickets; $251, four tickets; and $401, six tickets. Corporate tickets begin at $100.Ticket orders may be mailed to TAC, P.O. Box 606, Troy, AL 36081.To offer support to the TAC as a patron or to purchase tickets by phone, call Blair at 566-0834 or TAC President Ruth Walker at 334-484-3542. Print Article Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Chicago police officer slain in hospital shooting to be laid to rest

Chicago police officer slain in hospital shooting to be laid to rest

first_imgChicago Police Department(CHICAGO) — A young Chicago police officer killed in the line of duty while responding to a shooting at a hospital will be mourned by loved ones and law enforcement officers at a funeral Monday.Officer Samuel Jimenez was fatally shot in the neck while trying to protect employees and patients during a shooting at Chicago’s Mercy Hospital on Nov. 19, police said.Jimenez, 28, is survived by his wife and three children.He had served on the force for nearly two years and was going to celebrate his first wedding anniversary in December, The Chicago Tribune reported.Hospital emergency department physician Tamara O’Neal, 38, and Dayna Less, 24, a first-year pharmacy resident-in-training, were also killed in the shooting.O’Neal had recently broken off her engagement with the suspected gunman, Juan Lopez, who came to the hospital to take the ring back, according to police. Lopez also died in the shooting.On Sunday, thousands of officers from across the country attended a wake for the slain officer, police said.Jimenez’s “heroic actions saved countless lives,” the Chicago Police Department tweeted.Forty-nine law enforcement officers have been shot dead this year — a 14 percent increase from the same time period last year, according to the National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Rising infections in Idaho highlight the virus’ latest target: Rural America

Rising infections in Idaho highlight the virus’ latest target: Rural America

first_imgNarvikk/iStockBy ERIN SCHUMAKER, ABC News(COUER d’ALENE, Idaho) — When it comes to caring for patients with coronavirus in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, and surrounding rural areas, Kootenai Health is the only game in town.“We’re pretty much it,” said Andrea Nagel, a spokesperson at the hospital, in the northern part of the state near the border with Washington. Critical access hospitals in nearby areas transfer patients they can’t handle to Kootenai, and as Idaho’s daily COVID-19 cases tick upward space at the hospital is dwindling.While the number of free beds fluctuates, medical surgical units were 96% full on Friday, according to Nagel, and staff have been calling out-of-state hospitals in Spokane, Seattle, Portland and Salt Lake City to see if they have extra beds should Kootenai become overrun.Nagel was careful to add that the emergency room at Kootenai is open and anyone who needs emergency care, COVID-related or otherwise, still can get it.“We’re hanging in there,” she said of the staff, who are starting to feel the pandemic fatigue health care workers in New York and New Jersey described during the spring. Despite the rising cases, however, the regional health department board voted to end Kootenai County’s mask mandate earlier this week, according to The Associated Press.The anti-science backlash from some community members, including comments on social media, taken an additional toll on the hospital workers.“It’s definitely difficult for them,” Nagel said. “I know a lot of our medical staff are struggling with that.”On Thursday, the state health department reported 950 new COVID-19 cases, bringing cumulative infections to 56,000 since the outbreak began.In addition to rising cases and hospitalizations, an average of 34% of tests were positive every day in the past week in Idaho, as of Thursday, according to an ABC analysis of data from The COVID Tracking Project. That’s nearly seven times the rate that health experts recommend staying below.A high positivity rate can be a sign that a state is only testing its sickest patients and failing to cast a net wide enough to accurately capture community transmission, according to Johns Hopkins University. The World Health Organization recommends that governments get their positivity testing threshold below 5%.At least 553 people in Idaho have died of the virus so far, according to the health department.Unlike the cities and metro areas that got hit hard earlier this year, Idaho is decidedly rural. The state’s population of less than 1.8 million means there are about 18 people living on each square mile, compared to the national average of 87, according to Census data Idaho’s outbreak is also part of a larger pattern. With just three counties left in the United States with zero COVID-19 cases, rural areas are increasing becoming hotspots.The trend is especially concerning given that so many rural communities that used to have hospitals recently lost them — 95 rural hospitals closed between January 2010 and January 2019, according to the Department of Health and Human Services’s Federal Office of Rural Health Policy. Of those facilities, 32 were critical access hospitals.Beyond access to health services, rural populations tend to be older and to have morbidities, like smoking, hypertension and obesity, which can be risk factors for severe and fatal cases of COVID-19, Courtney Gidengil, a senior physician policy researcher at RAND, previously told ABC News.As it stands, 1 in 5 Americans live in rural America.ABC News’ Soorin Kim, Brian Hartman, Benjamin Bell and Arielle Mitropoulos contributed to this report.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more