JetBlue bans man who flew to PBIA with coronavirus

first_imgWEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — A man who flew to West Palm Beach despite knowing he was infected with coronavirus has been banned from any future flights with JetBlue.The man is currently being isolated after arriving Wednesday night at Palm Beach International Airport Wednesday aboard a JetBlue flight, according to the Florida Department of Health.JetBlue flight 253 landed at 8:53 p.m. from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, but the airplane remained on the tarmac instead of proceeding to gate C12.Passengers departed the aircraft around 10:45 p.m.On Thursday, the Florida Department of Health released this statement about the incident:“The Florida Department of Health was made aware that a passenger traveling through the Palm Beach International Airport tested positive for COVID-19. Upon being notified, the Department immediately began working with the CDC to conduct an extensive epidemiological investigation to determine which passengers may have had close contact with the individual. Any individual who is a close contact with this individual will be informed to self-monitor and will be contacted further by the Palm Beach County Health Department. The individual who tested positive is isolated at this time.”last_img read more

Senorita Stakes Quotes – Saturday, May 7, 2016

first_img            ALEX SOLIS III, ADVISOR TO NISH & ROME:  “The goal has been the Del Mar Oaks with this filly and this was a good way to start her back today.” JIM ROME, OWNER, JUNGLE RACING, WINNING OWNER:  “I’m lucky and Kevin is even luckier, so I just keep following him around.  We were partners on Misdirection and Shared Belief so it’s great to keep it going with this filly..” JOCKEY QUOTESALEX SOLIS, STAYS IN VEGAS, WINNER: “She’s a very nice filly. She keeps improving. Jerry gave her a little break and she just keeps improving.“It went perfect. We wanted to make sure we stayed close and tracked the favorite. At the three and a half (pole) I had to move a little earlier than I wanted but I didn’t want her to get away from me. At the top of the stretch, my filly was very game.”TRAINER QUOTES KEVIN NISH, KMN RACING, LLC, WINNING OWNER:  “I live in Fairfield, so I’ve been able to watch her train at Golden Gate.  She continued to improve with every work and she really ran great today.”center_img NOTES: The winning owners are Jungle Racing, LLC (Jim and Janet Rome of Los Angeles); Kevin Nish of Fairfield, CA racing as KMN Racing, LLC and LNJ Foxwoods. JERRY HOLLENDORFER, STAYS IN VEGAS, WINNER: “We’re real happy with the win first time off a freshening. We had her ready. She’s started her campaign now and we’re ready to go on with it.“That’s exactly how Alex and I planned it. He had to move a little early because he was going to get pressure from behind and he thought that (Be Mine) might be getting away from him. So, he went after her.”last_img read more


first_imgLOCAL companies are the lifeblood of local communities and sports clubs and another local business has stepped in to help.MARA MEDIA, based in Anagaire, are the proud sponsors of Naomh Muire Ladies U12 team.Managing Director of the company is Mullaghdubh man Hugh Bonner. His family are wife Mona, son Conall and daughter Kate. All are members of Naomh Muire mens/ladies clubs.Pictured is Donal Sharkey from Naomh Muire Ladies and Sharon Boyle doing the presentation.Mara Media is a good local business who sponsor quite a lot of community based ventures.Mara Media is a publishing and event management company based in Annagry. Founded in 2005, the company has grown to include events such as the Skipper Expo International Galway, Aberdeen & Bournemouth, Ireland Angling Expo and the Irish Cycling Show.Publishing titles include hugely popular The Skipper, Take Off & Go West magazines and various others. MARA MEDIA ARE PROUD NEW SPONSORS OF NAOMH MUIRE U12 GIRLS FOOTBALLERS was last modified: April 29th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Mara MediaNAOMH MUIREsponsorU12’slast_img read more

Report: Raiders signing kicker Matt McCrane with Mike Nugent injured

first_imgThe Raiders are signing kicker Matt McCrane, NFL Network first reported, since Mike Nugent suffered a hip injury in Sunday’s 28-20 loss to the Dolphins.McCrane is an undrafted rookie who spent preseason with the Arizona Cardinals and hit all four of his field goal attempts, including kicks from 53 and 54 yards. McCrane attended Kansas State from 2014-17, where he hit 57-of-66 field goals (86.4 percent) and 133-of-134 extra points (99.3 percent).Nugent, who became Oakland’s starting kicker …last_img

New online university to fight cancer

first_imgAfrica’s capacity to fight cancer is gettinga boost from the new Educare initiative driven by Roche and the IAEA. (Image: IAEA) MEDIA CONTACTS • Dana Sacchetti IAEA press officer+43 1 2600 26523 or +43 699 165 26523RELATED ARTICLES • SA scientist leads cancer fight • Rooibos yoghurt fights cancer • Vaccine hope for SA women • Top award for Rhodes scientistJanine ErasmusSwiss-based pharmaceutical firm Roche and the International Atomic Energy Agency have teamed up to launch the Education for Cancer in African Regions project, which is aimed at alleviating the shortage of cancer specialists on the continent.The five-year oncology initiative, known as Educare, is in the pilot stages in Zambia, Uganda, Tanzania and Ghana.Roche has a special interest in disease prevention and detection, as well as enhancing diagnosis and treatment options.It is particularly known for in-vitro diagnostics, diabetes management and cancer diagnostics. Other areas of specialty include virology, inflammatory and autoimmune diseases, transplantation, and metabolic and central nervous system disorders.The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is most commonly associated with the peaceful use of nuclear power and non-proliferation of potentially dangerous nuclear technology. It is less known for its work with member states in fighting cancer.Focusing on the fields of radiology and nuclear medicine, the organisation has so far disbursed more than R1.7-billion (US$220-million) for cancer-related training and equipment.The IAEA’s Programme of Action for Cancer Therapy (Pact), which has been operating for more than three decades, mainly helps developing nations provide better care for cancer patients.It does this by facilitating the supply of radiation treatment equipment and trained staff to operate it. In this mission the atomic agency works with a number of key health bodies, including the World Health Organisation.A report released in June by the Lyons-based International Agency for Research on Cancer reveals that more than half of new cancer cases and cancer deaths now occur in developing countries. This means that the IAEA’s work is literally a matter of life and death for thousands.The Pact project also helps developing nations assess their cancer treatment capabilities, researching and providing reports on issues such as the national cancer burden, cancer prevention, early detection, diagnosis and treatment, and rehabilitation.Pact will oversee the Educare project, which will lead to the establishment of VUCCnet, the two components of which are the Virtual University for Cancer Control (VUCC) and a regional African cancer training and mentorship network.Online learningIt is estimated that Africa is suffering a shortage of over 800 000 healthcare professionals, many of them desperately needed in the field of cancer care and control, because the burden of infectious diseases tends to attract the bulk of trained staff. The critical lack of expertise is cited as one of the main obstacles to better general health on the continent.According to the World Health Organisation, 12.5% of all deaths are caused by cancer, more than HIV/Aids, malaria and tuberculosis combined. By 2020 there will be 15-million new cases annually, and developing nations will carry the greater burden, with 70% of this number.The regional training programme will initially focus on enhancing the prevention, detection, diagnosis and treatment skills of health workers at existing cancer centres in the four pilot countries. It will also train administrative staff to manage their centres more efficiently. Trained healthcare workers will be encouraged to share their new knowledge with their colleagues.The goal is to boost the competency of staff to a level that will lead to the formation of linked national cancer centres of excellence in the four pilot countries, each one capable of servicing up to 5-million people.The VUCC will provide students with online access to high-quality training modules, as well as relevant information about the main types of cancer affecting sub-Saharan Africans – prostate, breast, head, neck, and cervical cancer, and related diseases such as Kaposi’s sarcoma, which is associated with HIV/Aids. The learning portal will also offer accreditation to candidates who complete their studies.“The creation of centres of excellence in Africa, backed by a virtual university, is a great concept,” said Dr Kennedy Lishimpi of the Cancer Diseases Hospital in Lusaka, Zambia. “It will provide good resources for already practising oncologists and other cancer professionals. It will also help to train the core health workers that are urgently required in oncology units in Africa.”Countries such as South Africa and Egypt are to provide skilled oncologists to help with course development and mentoring.The VUCC also aims to staunch the flow of medical professionals off the continent through a three-pronged strategy – it will help to improve salaries and working conditions, boost radiotherapy facilities, and improve training and career options.Fighting breast cancerIn a related development, the Pact initiative has joined with the Breast Health Global Initiative (BHGI) to fight the spread of breast cancer in the developing world. The project will make use of VUCCnet resources in achieving its objective and has rolled out in Ghana through a collaboration with NGO HopeXchange, organiser of the Ghana Breast Cancer Alliance.The virtual university will offer a special breast cancer curriculum, which will be extended to the other three countries once the Ghanaian pilot phase has ended.BHGI chair Benjamin Anderson expressed his pleasure at the new partnership: “By working together, we can effectively integrate overlapping programs to achieve our common goals of building capacity through stronger regional and national healthcare systems, beginning in Ghana.” read more

Stephens tells best friend Keys: ‘I wish it could have been a draw’

first_imgEvacuated Miami Dolphins arrive in LA for extended stay Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ MOST READ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Stephens only returned to the tour at Wimbledon after missing 11 months having undergone left foot surgery.Her world ranking slid to 957 before semi-final runs at US Open tuneups in Toronto and Cincinnati.“I had surgery on January 23 and if someone had told me then that I would be the US Open champion, I would have said that would be impossible,” said Stephens.“My journey to get here, I wouldn’t change it for the world.“I should retire now — I’m  never going to be able top this.”ADVERTISEMENT Stephens also praised her mother for her support.“When I was a child she took me to a tennis coach who said that I would be lucky to be a division two player.“But here I am. So parents never give up on your kids.”Keys too had fought injury battles in recent months, undergoing a second left wrist surgery after the French Open before winning a July title at Stanford.“I didn’t play my best tennis today and I’m disappointed in that but Sloane was very supportive and if there’s someone I have to lose to today I’m glad it’s her. Sloane is truly one of my favorite people,” said Keys.“If you told me two months ago I’d be holding a US Open finalist’s trophy I’d have been really happy and proud of myself.”“It has been a very interesting year.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’center_img Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side LATEST STORIES Sloane Stephens (L) of the US embraces compatriot Madison Keys after winning during their 2017 US Open Women’s Singles final match at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York on September 9, 2017.Sloane Stephens, sidelined for 11 months by a left foot injury until returning in July, captured her first Grand Slam title by routing fellow American Madison Keys 6-3, 6-0 in Saturday’s US Open final. / AFP PHOTO / Jewel SAMADUS Open champion Sloane Stephens said she wished her US Open final triumph over close friend Madison Keys could have been a draw rather than the rout it turned out to be.Stephens, the world number 83, raced to a 6-3, 6-0 victory over her 15th seeded American compatriot in just over an hour.ADVERTISEMENT Both women embraced at the net before sitting next to each other courtside as they waited for the post-match ceremony to start.“Maddy is one of my best friends, if not my best friend on tour and I told her I would not have wanted to play anybody else,” said the 24-year-old.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“It’s a special moment. I said to her that I wished it could have been a draw.“If the situation was the other way around, Maddy would have said the same thing. It’s incredible. It’s what true friendship is all about.” NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters View commentslast_img read more

BC already seeking new markets for wine in Asia US Horgan

first_imgVANCOUVER – British Columbia’s premier says his government is reviewing its options and standing up for its citizens when it comes to a trade war with Alberta.John Horgan says the province was already seeking new markets for B.C. wines in Asia before Alberta banned the products earlier this week.He says he’ll continue standing up for the province’s wine industry, including on a trip to Washington state next month where he’ll talk about increasing the market south of the border.The wine prohibition was the latest escalation of a dispute between the two provinces over the expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline.Alberta Premier Rachel Notley has said her province imported about 17 million bottles of B.C. wine last year, with an estimated value of $70 million.Horgan says his government is also looking into whether there have been any violations of inter-provincial trade agreements, and will take action when appropriate.last_img read more

13 Rising Artists From Toronto You Should Know

first_img Login/Register With: Advertisement There’s levels to the buzzing Toronto music scene. Superstars like Drake and The Weeknd dominate the headlines, while artists like Daniel Caesar and Jazz Cartier stay in heavy rotation. Dig even deeper, however, and you’ll find that there’s always new talent coming from the city, ranging from versatile producers and incredible singers, to rappers across the full spectrum of the genre. There’s no shortage of quality music from Toronto, with both the heavy hitters and the newcomers delivering time and time again.Since there are so many new artists gaining momentum, we put together a list featuring just some of our favorites so you can stay plugged in to Toronto’s rising talent. Facebook Twitter Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment last_img read more

Sister says RCMP considering letting family to talk Jonas Budd into surrendering

first_imgAPTN National News STURGEON LANDING, Sask.– The sister of a man wanted as a suspect in a kidnapping and a murder who is currently surrounded in a Sturgeon Landing, Sask., home by RCMP officers says she could soon be allowed to try to talk him into surrendering.Joyce Budd said she was contacted by an RCMP officer earlier this evening who said she would be allowed to speak to her brother Jonas Budd, if police fail to convince him to surrender by 6 p.m. local time.“If my brother doesn’t turn himself in at 6 p.m., the police are going to allow me to talk to my brother,” Joyce Budd, posted on her Facebook page. “I’m hoping they’re going to take us to Sturgeon and I can physically see my brother.”APTN National News has been communicating with the sister over Facebook and she alerted APTN to her post shortly before she published it.After the deadline passed, Budd said the RCMP then took a non-committal position on the initial offer.A spokesperson for Saskatchewan RCMP said there was nothing “new to report” about the situation.Joyce Budd said her brother Jonas Budd is in a house that once belonged to their father and he was surrounded by a “SWAT” team.Budd has been on the run from Saskatchewan RCMP since the early morning hours Wednesday. Budd fled a Lac La Ronge, Sask., home after allegedly kidnapping Kayla Notamagan,17, from a home where Dustin Bird, 17, was found dead.Budd released the girl in Manitoba, just across the provincial boundary, and then fled several kilometres back into Saskatchewan on foot and through the bush to Sturgeon Landing.The RCMP tracked Budd to his current [email protected]@APTNNewslast_img read more

BCs cities call for tax and rule changes to make housing more

first_imgVANCOUVER – Local politicians in British Columbia are calling for an overhaul of the housing system with significant tax and regulatory changes in order to bring skyrocketing real estate and rental prices back to a level local residents can afford.The Union of B.C. Municipalities has issued a report containing 32 recommendations for provincial and federal governments based on research and best practices from across Canada and around the world.Mayor Greg Moore of Port Coquitlam led the initiative for the union and said there are numerous reasons for the crisis in housing affordability that require a “multitude of solutions.”“The frustrating part that I see is many individuals and associations come out and say, ‘Well if we just did (housing) supply then everything would be solved.’ Well it’s much more sophisticated than that,” he said.“It has to look at the continuum of housing. Rental plays an extremely important part in that, but so does the demand management side of it.”Speculation by foreign and domestic investors has contributed to escalating real estate prices in Metro Vancouver, which has had a spillover effect on other B.C. communities and the rental market, he said.Using taxes as a tool along with stronger regulations at the municipal level is a “winning combination” to fix a complex issue, Moore said.To curb real estate speculation, the union wants the province to consider expanding its 15 per cent tax on foreign buyers in Metro Vancouver to include other areas, such as Victoria, where markets have been heating up. It also wants a review to determine if the 15 per cent rate is sufficient.The strategy also calls for more transparency around who owns property.University of B.C. geography professor David Ley, who contributed to the report, said the United Kingdom provides a good example where regulatory changes now require identifying the owner, preventing foreign investors from dodging taxes or laundering money.“We want a declaration of who the actual owner is,” Ley said, noting that property in B.C. can be owned by trusts or companies, hiding the person behind the purchase.Taxes are also being suggested to cut at the heart of the issue of profit-driven property flipping that has fuelled some B.C. markets, Ley said.The strategy includes a sellers tax on those who flip their homes within a few years of purchase to make a profit. It also calls for a more progressive tax system that hits luxury properties at a higher rate.“What we need to recognize here is that we’re in a very abnormal situation in Vancouver, abnormal in the scale of the affordability crisis, and it does require determined response from government,” Ley said, adding a similar strategy could be helpful in Toronto where affordability has reached similar crisis levels.While housing supply is a problem, Ley said it’s too simplistic to expect that increasing the overall supply will be a solution for the market because many units are being built every year.“The problem is that those are not affordable units and they’re not targeted to a local market or at least to the local wage structure, they’re targeted to an investment market,” Ley said.The strategy calls for tax breaks on developers building affordable units, and also giving municipalities power to create a progressive property tax system so that those types of developments are provided longer-term breaks.Moore said giving municipalities more power to zone areas for rental developments would ensure that new buildings remain as rental stock.The union has been in talks with the provincial government, and Moore said he hopes to see some of the recommendations included in the upcoming budget.The B.C. Green party released its housing strategy Wednesday that also focuses on speculation, the supply of affordable housing, financial relief for renters and improved transparency and data collection on ownership.“British Columbians have awaited action for far too long,” said Leader Andrew Weaver in a statement.“It is time to move past rhetoric and get to work delivering solutions.”Housing Minister Selina Robinson said in a statement that the province has already taken steps to address the housing crisis by improving supports for tenants and landlords, increasing housing for the most vulnerable, and cracking down on tax cheats.She said the government welcomes the strategy put forward by municipalities and the upcoming budget will include a plan that “looks at the big picture.”—Follow @Givetash on Twitterlast_img read more