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Quick Hits: New Tick Spreading in the East + Regional Runners Advance to Olympic Trials

Quick Hits: New Tick Spreading in the East + Regional Runners Advance to Olympic Trials

first_imgRegional Runners Advance to Olympic Marathon TrialsOn December 2, five regional runners from ZAP Fitness, an Olympic training center for runners in Blowing Rock, NC, toed the line at the California International Marathon and secured their spots to the 2020 Olympic Marathon Trials. ZAP runners Josh Izweski and Joe Stilin finished third and forth respectively, clocking times of 2:13:14 and 2:13:19. ZAP athlete Andrew Colley ran a steady pace, finishing in 2:17:27 and claiming 17thplace while teammate Matt McClintock fought hamstring cramps to finish in 2:18:03. In the women’s race, Joanna Thompson ran strong, crossing the finish line in 2:42:26 and knocking 6-minutes off of her marathon personal best. The Atlanta Track Club will host the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Marathon Trials on February 29, 2020 in conjunction with the Atlanta Marathon, which will be held the following day. Newly Discovered Tick Spreading Widely in Eastern U.S.First discovered in the U.S. on a sheep in New Jersey in August 2017, the Asian Longhorned Tick is spreading quickly throughout the country and has since been discovered in eight other states—Arkansas, Connecticut, Maryland, North Carolina, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. The tick is common in other parts of the world and is a serious threat to livestock. In some regions of New Zealand and Australia, the tick can reduce production in dairy cattle by 25 percent. “The full public health and agricultural impact of this tick discovery and spread is unknown,” said Ben Beard, deputy director of CDC’s Division of Vector-Borne Diseases. “In other parts of the world, the Asian longhorned tick can transmit many types of pathogens common in the United States. We are concerned that this tick, which can cause massive infestations on animals, on people, and in the environment, is spreading in the United States,” Beard said. Unlike most other tick species, a female Asian longhorned tick can reproduce without mating, resulting in hundreds to thousands of ticks on a single animal or person. Former Appalachian Coal Miners Urge Congress to Extend Black Lung FundingFormer coal miners recently visited Washington to urge lawmakers to extend an excise tax that benefits miners sick with black lung disease. The tax is paid by coal companies and funds the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund. The fund supplies benefits and a medical expense card to black lung sufferers and their dependents when a coal company appeals the miner’s black lung benefits award or when the company goes bankrupt and is freed from paying black lung benefits. The trust fund paid about $184 million in benefits to more than 25,000 coal miners and dependents in 2017. House Republicans inserted a one-year extension for the tax into a recently released tax bill but advocates say it’s a short-term solution to a long-term problem. Rates of black lung, an incurable disease, have been on the rise in Appalachia in recent years.last_img read more

The next marriage redefinition? Massachusetts lesbian ‘throuple’ expecting their first child (Video)

The next marriage redefinition? Massachusetts lesbian ‘throuple’ expecting their first child (Video)

first_imgLifeSiteNews 24 April 2014Three “married” lesbians in Massachusetts have announced they are expecting the first of several children intended for their polygamous union. But marriage advocates say the story confirms their warnings about the slippery slope created by redefining marriage and granting legal privileges based on a self-identified characteristic like sexual orientation.The three women – Doll, 30; Brynn, 32; and Kitten, 27 – are not legally married to all the members of the polyamorous coupling, something not permitted under state or federal law.Brynn and Doll have been together since 2009. However, it is Brynn and Kitten who were legally “married” in a ceremony last August; Doll was “handfasted” to both.“We had specialist lawyers draw up paperwork so our assets are equally divided,” Brynn said.They consider themselves a “throuple.” Brynn said, “I like to think of us as a romantic committee.”The idea for the ceremony, culminated when each of their fathers walked them down the aisle, came from Kitten. “Marriage had always been an important symbol of commitment for me,” she said.After the ceremony, the three set up house and divided chores, with Brynn working a 40-hour week to bring home the money, Doll cooking, and Kitten cleaning the house. And bearing the children.Kitten announced that she had used IVF to become pregnant by an anonymous sperm donor. She hopes to bear three children, one for each of the mothers. She expects to deliver the first in July.Until it occurred, proponents of same-sex “marriage” dismissed the argument that gay “marriage” would undermine monogamy. But Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, founder and president of The Ruth Institute, said she was not surprised to learn of the trio. “We have been saying for some time that once you remove the gender requirement there is no reason for marriage to be confined to only two people,” Dr. Morse told LifeSiteNews.https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/the-next-marriage-redefinition-massachusetts-lesbian-throuple-expecting-thelast_img read more

Men’s basketball: No. 15 Wisconsin must shake off fatigue to avoid home upset against Penn State

Men’s basketball: No. 15 Wisconsin must shake off fatigue to avoid home upset against Penn State

first_imgEthan Happ collapsed triumphantly to the floor near midcourt following the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team’s overtime victory against Minnesota Saturday.Happ played 38 minutes during the game, so the redshirt-sophomore forward deserved a break — even if it was immediately after the game. After practice Monday, Happ said the move was no dramatization of what he felt in that moment.“That was all natural,” Happ said.Happ and the Badgers will have to shake off that fatigue by Tuesday night, when UW (16-3, 5-1 Big Ten) welcomes Pennsylvania State University (11-9, 3-4) to the Kohl Center. Four of UW’s starters — minus senior forward Vitto Brown who was slowed by an injury — logged more than 35 minutes in the win.The trip home from Minneapolis did little to subside Happ’s post-game pain. He said he received an elbow to sternum that became sore quickly, and added that falling off stage at “The Barn” didn’t make things any better.Men’s basketball: No. 17 Badgers face tough road test against improved Minnesota teamLast season was one to forget for the Minnesota men’s basketball team. Three players were suspended in February after a Read…Happ said UW strength and conditioning coach Erik Helland has the team rotate between ice baths and hot tubs to limit fatigue.“Any competitor wants to just keep playing,” Happ said. “Our bodies aren’t feeling great, but after adrenaline kicks in and you start getting up and down [the court], it all goes away.”UW assistant coach Joe Krabbenhoft said they may be tired, but it shouldn’t affect the Badgers’ performance against PSU.“Our guys have been through this before,” Krabbenhoft said.PSU also recently sweated out a close victory over Minnesota, but has lost its last two games — including at the buzzer against Indiana before getting blown out by No. 20 Purdue Saturday.“They’ve always played hard under coach [Patrick Chambers],” Krabbenhoft said. “For us, it’s just the next opponent. We’ll prepare for them and respect them as much as we do every opponent we play next. I just think the intensity at which they play is always really high.”PSU ranks 12th in the Big Ten in scoring offense (71.8 points per game) and is 11th in scoring defense (69.7 ppg). Also, the Nittany Lions shoot just 40.9 percent from the field, which ranks last in the league. PSU has the worst rebounding margin in the conference at -.8 per game, as well.Still, UW head coach Greg Gard sees a much improved team from the last few seasons.Men’s basketball: In a game of fouls, Koenig’s scoring spree lifted Badgers over WolverinesThe University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team’s win Tuesday over the University of Michigan was far from pretty, but it Read…“They’re playing better together,” Gard said. “In the past, they depended on one guy to get 25 points.”That is certainly not the case this season, though. Shep Gardner leads the Lions in scoring (12.3 ppg), while freshmen Lamar Stevens (11.6 ppg) and Tony Carr (11.4 ppg) caught the attention of Gard during the recruiting process.Sophomore Josh Reaves leads the Big Ten in steals (2.5 per game), which helps the PSU offense attack in transition, something the Lions fancy, especially if they are able to execute their zone press and force turnovers.last_img read more