First Case of Hepatitis A Confirmed in Indian River County

first_imgFlorida Department of Health officials have confirmed the first case of Hepatitis A in Indian River County this year.Hepatitis A has been spreading across south Florida and killed a husband and wife in Palm City last month.According to the state’s health website, since the beginning of the year, there have been 1,768 hepatitis A cases reported in Florida.In fact, the infection ballooned to 89 hepatitis A cases reported in the week of May 12 to May 18 alone. Health officials advise you get a Hep-A vaccine and use good hygiene practices to avoid contracting the potentially deadly disease.If you present with symptoms such as dark urine, and jaundice, seek medical help immediately.last_img read more

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Cricket News India vs Australia 2nd Test highlights: Hosts end on 277/6, Ishant and Vihari take two wickets

first_img Bumrah is touching close to 90 mph on this deck. Usman Khawaja and Marcus Harris are hanging in there. The pitch is starting to assist the bowlers even more now. New Delhi: Australia chose to bat and they got off to a great start thanks to a magnificent 112-run stand for the opening wicket between Marcus Harris and Aaron Finch. Both batsmen reached fifty but Finch was trapped LBW by Jasprit Bumrah. The middle order wobbled and it took an 81-run stand between Shaun Marsh and Travis Head. Head reached his fifty but Marsh was undone by Hanuma Vihari. The second new ball helped India make further inroads with Ishant Sharma getting Head out for 58. However, Tim Paine and Pat Cummins have ensured Australia have reached a good total on a wicket that is assisting the pacers immensely. (SCORECARD) Lunch on day 1 of the Perth Test and it is comfortably Australia’s session. Finch and Harris managed to negotiate a tough period in which there was movement and assistance both in the air and off the wicket. India could not maintain the consistency and leaked runs. Australia are 66/0 and they would be hoping to build from here.  That will be stumps on day 1. Australia are 277/6 and they will be pleased with their effort. Marcus Harris and Travis Head star for Australia but Ishant Sharma and Hanuma Vihari were the pick of the bowlers with two wickets apiece.  WICKET! Gone, another one! The pressure has reaped dividends and Australia are unravelling here. Hanuma Vihari gets his first Test wicket. The extra bounce from the Perth wicket does the trick and the batsman edges it to slip where Ajinkya Rahane takes the catch. Harris gone for a well-made 70. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Aaron Finch scores the first Test runs at the New Perth stadium by pulling Jasprit Bumrah to the deep midwicket fence. This should give him some confidence after his failures in the Adelaide Test.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Here are the playing XIsIndia: Lokesh Rahul, Murali Vijay, Virat Kohli(c), Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant(w), Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit BumrahAustralia: Aaron Finch, Marcus Harris, Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Travis Head, Tim Paine(w/c), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In The partnership between Marcus Harris and Aaron Finch has neared 100. This is the kind of partnership that can help them set the tone in this Test match. 14:57 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In The fifty-run partnership is up between Harris and Finch. After a long time, the opening partnership is coming good for Australia. Harris cracks a short ball from Umesh Yadav to the deep backward point fence.  Australia are somehow managing to hang on. The shadows have engulfed the main square at the stadium and we might not be able to stretch play till 3:20 PM IST. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Marcus Harris is dropped by KL Rahul at second slip as he gets a boundary to third man. At the other end, Khawaja has consumed 35 balls just for five runs.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 07:28 (IST) 13:46 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 08:25 (IST) For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. 13:51 (IST) 10:50 (IST) The partnership between Head and Shaun Marsh has reached 50. These two are once again putting up a good fight, like they did in the second innings in Adelaide.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Australia have won the toss and chosen to bat. India have gone for an all-out pace attack, with Umesh Yadav teaming up with Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah.  14:18 (IST) 13:34 (IST) Both Marsh and Head are making smooth progress. Another wicket for India could turn the session again? Only about 70 minutes remain in the day.  08:44 (IST) 10:50 (IST) WICKET! Another massive moment before the second new ball and Vihari has struck again. The ball drifts away and the edge is taken by Rahane. Australia have lost a vital wicket before the new ball, Marsh gone for 45. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In That is tea on the first day. India have fought back well in this session and they have taken three wickets. Australia are 145/3 and they will need a good partnership to get going.  09:41 (IST) 09:26 (IST) 14:48 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Aaron Finch hits his second fifty and gets there in style with back-to-back boundaries off Hanuma Vihari. However, he is trapped LBW by Jasprit Bumrah and departs for 50. That is a vital wicket for India.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Head gets another boundary to the third man fence but India can now take the second new ball. This will be vital to their chances and they will be looking to take a couple of wickets. However, they have not taken it. Hanuma Vihari continues.  Hello and a warm welcome to the second Test. For all fans thinking that this match would happen at the WACA, the wicket where great pace and bounce is the norm of the day and the Fremantle Doctor is part of the match dynamics, one would be disappointed. The match will be played at the swanky but new Perth stadium. Modern times but we must move along with it. Toss shortly. 12:00 (IST) India are desperately searching for the breakthrough now. Finch and Harris have negotiated the period well as Kohli searches for options.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 11:40 (IST) 07:26 (IST) Aaron Finch continues to bat in a steady manner. Ishant is so far not overstepping and he is getting plenty of movement. Marcus Harris, at the other end, is yet to open his account.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In WICKET! Head has lost his head. Bad shot. Short ball and Head upper-cuts it straight to third man. The umpires check for the no-ball but Ishant is safe there. Only just. A solid knock from Head ends but he could have done so much better.  Finch edges a length ball from Bumrah but it eludes KL Rahul at slip and goes away to the boundary. The scoring rate is decent for Australia, compared to Adelaide where they had batted very slowly. center_img Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In FIFTY for Harris! What a moment. In front of his home fans and with Justin Langer as the coach, it has been a stunning knock. Can he go on to make a big score? India are wheeling away here. The new ball is just five overs away 13:06 (IST) 09:57 (IST) 11:14 (IST) Finch and Harris get going with boundaries while Ishant oversteps. Ricky Ponting had pointed out in the Adelaide game that the umpires had not seen Ishant overstep a lot of times. He counted about 16 of them. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 12:07 (IST) 11:05 (IST) 07:54 (IST) 08:35 (IST) 14:42 (IST) Ishant Sharma starts off proceedings with three slips and a gully. There is plenty of movement off the deck and in the air as well. Good bounce also. Welcome to the new Perth stadium. 08:47 (IST) WICKET! The pressure has gotten to Usman Khawaja and he has thrown it away. Short and wide ball from Umesh Yadav and the batsman edges it to Pant. Australia are 130/2, with Harris still going strong.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 09:04 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In After a slow start, Marcus Harris gets going with two boundaries off Umesh Yadav. Kohli is rotating the pacers around. Mohammed Shami is in. If India want some spin relief, they can potentially turn to Hanuma Vihari, who can bowl offspin.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Oh, India have opted for a review as Shami pings Aaron Finch in front of the crease. Virat Kohli opts for the review but the ball is just missing the stumps. India have lost the review. It was not clipping so India will have only one review left.  India are continuing to apply the screws but Shaun Marsh and Travis Head have steadied the ship. The partnerships is nearing fifty. After 15 balls, Marcus Harris gets off the mark. The Indian bowlers are not giving away an inch on this wicket as they get movement both in the air and off the deck. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 08:17 (IST) Harris nears a fifty with yet another crunching drive through cover. He is nearing a fifty. What a moment this would be for Marcus Harris, scoring in Perth in front of his home fans with Justin Langer as the coach.  Finch and Harris have stitched a steady opening stand. If they can survive the next 20-25 minutes, they would have done a great job.  WICKET! Brilliant catch from Virat Kohli. Handscomb looked to steer a short ball to third man but the extra bounce disoncerts him and Kohli plucks a magnificent catch at gully with his right hand. Fantastic fielding and Australia slip further. 14:09 (IST) Paine is batting confidently but Bumrah is getting exaggerated movement off the deck. Pat Cummins and Paine are lucky that they are not edging it. 12:39 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 08:04 (IST) Welcome back to the second session. Kohli’s side will be determined to take some quick wickets but the Australian openers have made a confident start, with Harris crashing Shami to to the deep cover fence.  07:59 (IST) 14:26 (IST) Shaun Marsh looks to cut a flatter delivery from Hanuma Vihari but Pant fluffs the chance. Sledging is alright but if one cannot back it with steady wicketkeeping, then it can backfire.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 10:41 (IST) 07:17 (IST) 14:38 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 15:04 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In India have taken the second new ball. They will at least want one or two wickets with this new cherry in order to start day 2 on a high. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 15:26 (IST) 12:16 (IST)last_img read more

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Kittel bursts through to win Tour de France stage six

first_imgBy Julien PretotTROYES, France (Reuters) – Marcel Kittel once again had too much power for his rivals as he burst through to win a bunch sprint at the end of the sixth stage of the Tour de France yesterday.The German sprinter looked to be struggling as the leaders roared towards the finish in Troyes but ended up winning the sprint by a bike’s length for his 11th Tour stage victory.The Quick-Step Floors rider, who also won the second stage, crossed the line in front of Frenchman Arnaud Demare and fierce rival Andre Greipel.Kittel and Greipel are now tied for Tour stage wins, but Kittel has been looking in ominous form on this Tour and he will be the favourite again for today’s seventh stage that takes the peloton over 213.5 km through the vineyards from Troyes to Nuits Saint-Georges.“I’m proud of my team, they did a great job because it was a very different finish to Liege,” Kittel said after the 216km ride from Vesoul.“The last kilometre was a little bit freestyle, but I had a good wheel to follow in Demare, and then I had to go on my own from 250m. I feel good at the moment, and for sure I have (the green jersey) in my focus.”In the points classification, Kittel trails Demare (FDJ) by 27 points, after Peter Sagan, who was targeting a sixth consecutive green jersey, was kicked out of the race for sending Mark Cavendish crashing in the finale of the fourth stage.Sagan’s team, Bora-Hansgrohe, appealed before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) but sport’s highest court rejected their request of having the world champion reinstated.Race leader Chris Froome finished safely in the pack to retain the yellow jersey, 12 seconds ahead of his Sky team mate Geraint Thomas with Italian Fabio Aru (Astana).“This was one of my most relaxed days on the Tour de France,” said Froome.The GC (general classification) contenders will return to proper action on Sunday for a stage featuring three out-of-category climbs and a dangerous descent into Chambery.last_img read more

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Curtly in the cold – legend desperate for chance to help West Indies cricket

first_imgWEST Indies fast bowling legend Curtly Ambrose has bemoaned the lack of an opportunity to be a part of the current Cricket West Indies (CWI) set-up in any type of capacity.The 56-year-old Ambrose, one of the most revered bowlers in world cricket, previously served as the bowling consultant for the senior team.  He was, however, replaced by Roderick Estwick in 2016 and has not been involved with the programme since.According to the legendary pace bowler, however, it isn’t for a lack of trying.  Ambrose has since added to his coaching credentials, becoming one of 25 officials from the Caribbean and North America to attain Level Three coaching certification from a program organised by Cricket West Indies (CWI) and the England and Wales Cricket Board in 2018.“Since I was sacked from the senior team back in 2016, I have done a few bits and pieces in-between, in terms of some coaching stints with a few fast bowlers, but not on a consistent basis,” Ambrose said in a recent interview on Antigua’s Good Morning Jojo radio show.Coaching is, however, not the only job the former player has applied for.  He recently also threw his hat in the ring for a position on the selection panel.“I figured whether it is coaching, being a selector, or whatever I could do to help West Indies Cricket go forward, I am always ready and willing to do so.  There was nothing to do to in terms of the coaching part of it, so I decided to put in for being a selector because I thought that I could help, because I am a very fair-minded person and I just want to see West Indies cricket get better,” Ambrose said.“They interviewed me, Jimmy Adams and the vice president (Dr. Kishore Shallow), for about an hour, and I didn’t quite make it.”(Sportsmax).last_img read more

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USC professor to develop male contraceptive drug

first_imgA USC professor has received a $200,000 Partner University Fund award to develop a new type of male contraceptive drug.Charles McKenna, who is also the chair of chemistry at the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, hopes to create contraceptive drug for commercial use that affects sperm development. McKenna’s idea was one of 12 proposals selected from among 78.McKenna, with expertise in chemistry, will work with researchers in France at the Institute for Structural Biology Jean-Pierre Ebel and the Institut Albert Bonniot, benefiting from each other’s knowledge.Despite the distance between Los Angeles and France, McKenna said to USC News this space would not hinder the research.“The fact that we’re separated by 6,000 miles is no longer a major factor,” said McKenna. “What’s so exciting about this is that we’ll be engaging in a kind of collaboration that typically would be done with the Department of Biology or the Keck School of Medicine at USC … but these biologists happen to be in Europe.”Researchers will communicate regularly through video conferencing and visit each other’s institutions.McKenna recently received the USC Provost’s Prize for Teaching With Technology, which awards faculty for successfully integrating technology into their courses.McKenna is also fluent in French and has worked previously with researchers in France.“That to me was a perfect fit for the program,” said Mireille Guyarder, the scientific attache for the Consulate General of France in Los Angeles, to USC News.McKenna said to USC News he expects the collaboration between his department at USC and the French institutions to help build relations, potentially encouraging future graduate students at USC to train in France, or students in France to come to USC.“At USC, the general impetus has been to globalize research,” McKenna said to USC News. “The emphasis has been mainly on the Pacific Rim. But there are also great research opportunities in Europe at this time.”The participating biology students in France will be eligible to partake in the USC chemistry department’s Interdisciplinary Program in Drug Discovery.The Partner University Fund hopes to support innovative and sustainable partnerships between French and U.S. institutions of research and higher education.Sponsored by the French American Cultural Exchange Foundation in 2007, the fund receives private donations and contributions from the French government.McKenna learned about the award last fall during an Egide Foundation-sponsored trip to France. Guyader encouraged McKenna to apply for the award.A previous version of this article  incorrectly listed the amount of the Partner University Fund award as $2,000. The actual amount is $200,000.last_img read more

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Badger defense tough in win

first_imgGREG DIXON/Herald photoIn its sweep of Minnesota State in the opening round of the WCHA playoffs, Wisconsin showed why it was the best defensive team in the conference this season.The Badgers? defense, which gave up only 1.19 goals per game during the regular season, pressured the Mavericks for 117 minutes over the weekend.The problem for UW head coach Mark Johnson was the three minutes his team let up to start the third period in Friday?s 4-2 win.Wisconsin had reached its magic number of three goals ? it is 26-0-0 when scoring three or more goals ? by the end of the second period and seemed to have game one of the series wrapped up. However, Minnesota State came out firing to start the third period as 11 of its 19 shots on goal came in the final stanza.The Mavericks got on the scoreboard less than one minute into the period when Amanda Stohr gathered her own rebound and fired one past UW goaltender Jessie Vetter.MSU made it a one-goal game just a minute-and-a-half later when Brittany Mackley got another one past Vetter.?I think we just got a little complacent,? Vetter said after Friday?s win. ?We were up 3-0, and we have to realize [Saturday] we may end a team?s season. They?re going to come out hard and play ?til the end. We’ve got to be ready to finish the game.?After the second goal, Wisconsin?s defense picked up its intensity again and prevented Minnesota State from getting another good look at a goal.In Saturday?s contest, Wisconsin found itself in the same spot it was the night before, up 3-0 after two periods. But unlike Friday night, the Badgers kept their foot on the gas.?Not to relax, always be on our toes,? said freshman Hilary Knight of Johnson?s message heading into the third period. ?We?ve had a problem with our second games relaxing a little bit too much and getting too comfortable.?The Badgers did not relax at all in the final period as UW had more shots on goal (22) over the last twenty minutes than MSU had for the entire game (16). Vetter also got her 10th shutout of the season.?Today we figured we had to play a full 60 minutes. No letdowns,? sophomore Meghan Duggan said. ?We just played smarter [Saturday]. We worked hard [Friday], but we weren?t working smart in the third. As coach always says you have to work hard but work smart as well.?Freshmen get a taste of playoffsBesides getting a sweep in the opening round of the WCHA playoffs, five freshmen got their first taste of playoff hockey.?That was huge,? Vetter said of the freshmen getting their first playoff experience. ?Mankato is a good team. If you take the night off they can come out and get a victory. [The freshmen] came out, played really well, and [Knight] got a goal there so the freshmen (are) definitely contributing and playing really well.?Knight led the charge with a three-point weekend ? two goals and an assist ? including a highlight-reel goal Saturday when she stole the puck at the blue line and went through the five-hole of both the defender and goalie.?It?s unbelievable,? Knight said about scoring two goals in her first playoff series. ?It?s our second season, so it?s like starting over. I?m just getting the puck in the net.?Knight wasn?t the only freshman to have an impact this weekend. Defenseman Anne Dronen picked up her first career assist Friday night. On Saturday, defenseman Malee Windmeier picked up a pair of assists, and forward Kelly Nash notched a goal and an assist.?We?re all really excited,? Knight said about the freshmen playing in the playoffs. ?It?s awesome to be part of a team that?s won back-to-back championships, but it?s also nerve-racking sometimes. There is a lot of pressure, but it?s fun.?Despite playing well over the weekend, Johnson believes the letdown in the beginning of the third period Friday will be a good learning experience for his freshmen as UW makes a run at a three-peat.?It was a real learning opportunity for our young players,? Johnson said. ?It takes three periods. It takes 60 minutes, and you have to focus and concentrate because this time of the year you can?t make a lot of mistakes because your season can end rather quickly.?last_img read more

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Tipp hurlers continue preparations for Clare clash

first_imgEamon O’Shea has said previously that he is using the League to try out new players and his team cannot be judged so early on in the year – but with an impressive win over Galway under their belts, the Premier County are beginning to show some early form.Management are dealing with several injury concerns including James Barry and Denis Maher, however, former Tipp goalkeeper and Tipp FM analyst Ken Hogan says the other players have stepped up to the mark.Meanwhile, the Clare senior hurling management team say they are still experimenting with a starting line up ahead of the game on Sunday. Clare selector Louis Mulqueen says that this time of the year is the best to try different things.The game in Cusack Park throws-in at 2 o’clock on Sunday and we’ll have live commentary here on Tipp FM in association with Nenagh Quickfit Centre, Ormond Street, Nenagh and Doherty Hardware, Rosemary Square, Roscrealast_img read more

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Preview: Clonmel Celtic v Sheriff YC

first_imgLast night St Michaels beat Cashel Town by two goals to nil. That result puts St Michaels level on points with Clonmel Celtic at the top of the table and both teams have eleven games played. Clonmel Celtic will take on Sheriff YC this evening in the semi-final of the FAI Junior Cup. Kick-off today is at 5 o’clock in Cooke Park, Tipperary Town. Sports Reporter Alan Cawley says Celtic’s League form will add to their confidence going into the game against the tournament favourites. last_img read more

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Announcement expected over Munster coaching changes

first_imgIt’s reported that South African John ” Rassie” Erasmus will be named Director of rugby while uncertainty surrounds the position of coach Antony Foley.The coaching set up and backroom team is also expected to change radically.The Reds have endured a disappointing season and are in danger of missing out on qualification for next seasons Champions Cup.last_img

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Bissah to be at AAG as an observer – Sports Ministry

first_imgDeputy Youth and Sports Minister, Vincent Oppong Asamoah says they are not interfering in the affairs of the Ghana Athletics Association after suggesting that Martha Bissah, who failed to attain the qualification mark, should be included in the country’s contingent for the All Africa Games next month in Brazzaville.This decision has not gone down well with some local athletes who have threatened to withdraw if Bissah is included in the squad. The Ghana Athletics Association have also warned the Sports Ministry over a possible ban form the IAAF if they insist on their request.However Vincent Oppong in an exclusive chat with Joy Sports says he has been misconstrued.“It is very unfortunate that people will misunderstood what was communicated, we said she should go there just to be a spectator and not to compete,” said Oppong-Asamoah.“When Chelsea is playing,their academy boys go there to watch the senior players so if you give her the opportunity to travel with the team, what is wrong with that? We are thinking about the development of that young girl.“We can’t force her in the team because we all know in Athletics it is your time that qualifies you so how can a Minister say that she should be taken there to compete when we all know she didn’t qualify.” The All African Games is scheduled to run from the 4th to 19th of September in Congo-Brazzaville.–Follow Benedict on Twitter: @KwesiBenedict. Get more updates on Facebook/Twitter with the #JoySports hashtaglast_img read more

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