NEWS SCAN: H1N1 prevention, neurologic complications; detecting flu severity; food bill deadlock; dengue in the Bahamas

first_imgSep 24, 2010Blood test tracking shows pandemic flu prevention measure benefitsIn one of the first large-scale serologic studies to assess the effectiveness of public health measures during the 2009 H1N1 pandemic, a study of military units in Singapore found lower rates of infection in soldiers who were subject to more stringent disease-prevention measures. The observational study, in the Journal of Infectious Diseases, involved 1,015 soldiers from 14 units. Researchers studied serum samples and symptom questionnaires between Jun 22 and Oct 9, 2009. Soldiers were subject to three levels of protection—normal, essential, or healthcare worker—based on their job duties. The normal group was provided flu information and urged to seek medical care when sick. Additional prevention measures for the essential group included enhanced surveillance and segregation into smaller work groups. Healthcare workers wore N-95 respirators, gloves, and gowns during working hours. Serum evidence of H1N1 infection was lower in the essential and healthcare groups, at 17% and 11% respectively, compared with the normal group, which had a 44% seroconversion rate. The authors concluded that their findings show the benefit of flu-prevention measures, which they say could especially be important for countries with scarce flu vaccine.Sep 23 J Infect Dis abstractChildren with pandemic H1N1 had increased neurologic conditionsA new study in Annals of Neurology determined that 2009 pandemic H1N1 influenza was associated with more cases of encephalopathy and other neurologic conditions in children than was season flu. Researchers from the University of Utah studied 303 patients from their medical center who had confirmed novel H1N1, 18 of whom had neurologic complications, and 234 children hospitalized with seasonal flu, 16 of whom had neurologic manifestations. They determined that seizures were the most common neurologic complication in both groups, and that encephalopathy, focal neurologic findings, and aphasia were significantly more common in the pandemic group. Also, 66% of the pandemic group had underlying neurologic conditions, compared with only 25% of the seasonal-flu group. They also found that focal neurologic symptoms persisted in 4 (22%) of the 18 pandemic H1N1 patients at discharge, compared with none in the seasonal-flu patients. “The absence of proven treatments for influenza-related neurological complications underlines the importance of vaccination,” said Joshua Bonkowsky MD, PhD, one of the study’s authors.Sep 23 Ann Neurol studySep 20 press release on the studyStudy finds flu data comparisons helps define severityIn an effort to better detect spikes in flu severity, Dutch researchers reported success in comparing hospital and mortality data with general surveillance for flulike illness at physicians’ offices. To gauge the presence of heightened severity in the Netherlands between 1999 and 2005, they looked for flu-related hospitalization increases that were disproportionate to the number of cases reported by general physicians. They used virus isolation and characterization data when they interpreted their results. When they used the method to look at severity for all the flu seasons during the study period, they found a disproportionate severity increase in 2003 through 2004 that coincided with the circulation of a drifted influenza A (H3N2) Fujian strain. They wrote that the novel approach could help complement traditional methods of tracking increases in seasonal and pandemic flu.Sep 23 Am J Public Health abstractSenate food safety agreement still stalledSenate Democrats, headed by Dick Durbin (Ill.) yesterday tried to move the food safety reform bill again yesterday by unanimous consent with the addition of a compromise amendment, but Sen Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) again rejected the bid, saying it didn’t address his concerns that the legislation’s costs are fully offset, Politico reported. The Congressional Budget Office has already stated that the bill is pay-as-you-go compliant. Coburn pressed Democrats to end debate on the bill by taking a cloture vote. However, Politico reported that it’s not clear if Democrats have the 60 votes needed for cloture. The report said the tight legislative calendar may push further consideration of the bill past the November elections and quoted a spokeswoman for majority leader Sen Harry Reid (D-Nev.) as saying the bill could still move forward this year.Sep 23 Politico storyBahamas sounds dengue warningPublic health officials in the Bahamas yesterday issued a public health advisory about an increase in dengue disease activity in the Caribbean region, including the Bahamas. The Bahamas Department of Public Health reported that so far it has confirmed fives cases, and 20 more suspected infections are under investigation, the Bahamas Weekly, an online news service, reported yesterday. It said authorities are working closely with the Department of Environmental Health Services to prevent and control the spread of the disease. Meanwhile, another Bahamas news outlet reported a dengue death. The Bahamas Press reported that the fatality involved a mother of three in her late twenties who had recently graduated from college and returned to Nassau to practice medicine.Sep 23 Bahamas Weekly reportSep 23 Bahamas Press storylast_img read more

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CARPHA Member States Receive Training to Aid Mosquito Surveillance and Control

first_img(Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. 20 August 2019).   Outbreaks of Zika in 2016 and Chikungunya in 2014, have highlighted the need to use advanced technologies to collect and review data, in order to prevent and respond to epidemics in a timely manner.  Applying these technologies allow agencies to address how the diseases spread geographically.CARPHA has partnered with the Emory University Center for Humanitarian Emergencies and the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, together with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help develop capacity in the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to aid in the combat of Zika and other arboviruses in Latin America and the Caribbean. Regional experts lay groundwork for unified response to vector-borne diseases“Although Dengue has been in the Region for years, with the introduction of Chikungunya in 2013, and now Zika, vector-borne diseases (VBDs) have become very prominent, taking centre stage,” stated Dr Karen Polson-Edwards, Acting Director, Surveillance, Disease Prevention and Control at the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA). Dr Polson-Edwards was…March 17, 2017In “CARICOM”Regional network launched to collaborate on Zika, other vector-borne diseasesMosquito borne diseases continue to impact the Caribbean’s social, economic and health sectors. Recent outbreaks of Zika (2016), and Chikungunya (2014) and the continued circulation of Dengue, highlight the need for an integrated approach to the prevention and control of these vector borne diseases (VBDs), especially since many countries depend…August 25, 2017In “CARICOM”Networking to combat Zika and other mosquito-borne diseasesBasseterre, St Kitts and Nevis –  Zika, the latest vector-borne disease, has been reported in more than 30 countries of the Americas. This disease, along with Dengue and Chikungunya continue to threaten the health, tourism, social and economic development of the Region. According to Dr. Joy St. John, Director of Surveillance,…May 25, 2016In “CARICOM”Share this on WhatsApp Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading…center_img  Participants from 15 CARPHA Member States received advance training in Geographic Information for Vector Surveillance (GIVeS).  The aim was to integrate various innovative GIS technologies that can be used to strengthen health systems in the Region to manage and respond to the threat of vector-borne and other communicable diseases.  This advanced training which took place at University of the West Indies, St. Augustine from 12th – 16th August 2019 is a follow up to the introductory level GIVeS course facilitated by CARPHA, Emory University Center for Humanitarian Emergencies, and the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine in 2017.  last_img read more

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Selling off football’s crown jewels would be an own goal

first_imgYet certain buildings are more than just real estate; they are such an iconic part of public life that careful consideration needs to be given to their ownership: Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London and Wembley Stadium, for example.These are assets with such a particular purpose and important role in Britain’s international stature that any potential change in their ownership should be viewed with caution. Despite all this, one of the single largest real estate deals in the UK has had relatively little discussion within the property industry.US billionaire Shahid Khan’s £600m offer to buy Wembley Stadium raises the question of whether certain assets should be sacrosanct and, more specifically, how we can we be certain of the long-term future of the home of English football if it falls out of the FA’s hands.Find out more – Wembley Stadium: a perfect match?A need to generate cash and cut costs has led to the sale of a number of other trophy assets across London to international investors. At the former War Office building on Whitehall, £1bn proposals to add a double-height basement and three additional floors, transforming it into a residential and hotel development, stirred up significant controversy last year; Admiralty Arch is being turned into a hotel, serviced apartments and a private members’ club; and, on a smaller scale, town halls including Bethnal Green and Hornsey have been sold to private companies.Where buildings are derelict and in need of costly maintenance, selling to those who can regenerate them sensitively and with some benefit to the public is often a suitable solution that benefits everyone.But where buildings are occupied and can generate revenues, disposing of them can be ill-considered. Just as local councils selling off housing stock in the 1980s answered a short-term need but stored up problems further down the line, selling a trophy asset to plough the proceeds into grassroots facilities across the country – as has been suggested for any funds from a sale of Wembley – does not make long-term sense. Iconic, internationally significant buildings have an intrinsic value and, managed properly, can provide significant, lasting income. Selling them off is akin to killing the goose that lays the golden egg.Furthermore, if headline numbers are to be believed, the price being offered for Wembley Stadium, far from being inflated owing to its iconic status, looks distinctly underwhelming. FA chairman Greg Clarke has insisted this is “not a distress sell”, yet when Chelsea was considering a new stadium in the first half of this year, the build cost was widely reported to be £1bn, implying that a £600m price tag for Wembley would not even match the likely replacement cost. The price offered for Wembley Stadium is ”far from being inflated owing to its iconic status [and] looks distinctly underwhelming”Source: Shutterstock/zefartEveryone in the property industry likes an off-market transaction, but if assets in the public interest are going to change hands, an open and transparent process that gets the best value is surely the right approach.It has been reported that Wembley’s debt has been restructured and proceeds from global broadcast rights mean the stadium will be paid for in just six years’ time, which will automatically make the FA £3m better off each year.Property is a long-term business and taking a lump sum now – especially one that, debatably, fails to reflect the asset’s true value – seems short-sighted in the extreme.Jonathan Goldstein is chief executive of Cain Internationallast_img read more

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Smart-Hose unveils Break-Away technology

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Hawaii Islands Bracing for Tropical Storm Guillermo

first_imgThe U.S. Coast Guard continues to monitor and prepare for the arrival of Tropical Storm Guillermo in the main Hawaiian Islands and respond to damage in Guam and Saipan caused by Typhoon Soudelor on August 4. A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the Hawaiian Islands and high surf is expected on all eastern facing shores of the Big Island, Maui, Molokai and Oahu.”No port closures are anticipated but we are keeping in close contact with our port partners allowing us to react quickly if the storm intensifies or changes course and other action is warranted,” said Cmdr. Ulysses Mullins, chief of prevention, Coast Guard Sector Honolulu.Mariners should secure their boats and boating equipment. Owners of large boats are urged to move their vessels to protected marinas where they will be less likely to break free of their moorings or to be otherwise damaged. It may be advisable for smaller boats to be pulled from the water and stored in a place that is not prone to flooding and is protected. Regardless of location, all loose items aboard vessels should be secured or removed.USCG advised the public in Hawaii to use caution and prepare for severe weather expected to generate extreme sea conditions, storm surge, high surf and heavy rains throughout the main Hawaiian Islands. As of Tuesday morning local time, Guillermo is tracking to the northwest with 70 mph sustained winds and seas up to 22 feet.”We remain vigilant as storms can intensify suddenly, as we saw with Soudelor, or change course,” said Lt. Justin Gear, command duty officer, Coast Guard 14th District command center.”Err on the side of caution, no one should underestimate the potential for dangerous storm conditions. Guillermo is expected to pass the Hawaiian Islands by late Thursday and we will continue to monitor it into the far Western Pacific.”Coast Guard crews from Sector Guam and those aboard the cutters Sequoia and Assateague are rendering assistance to communities in the Northern Mariana Islands affected by Typhoon Soudelor by delivering supplies, clearing ports, addressing aids to navigation needs and responding to potential pollution from damaged infrastructure and grounded vessels.last_img read more

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BBC Chartering Genoa set to sail

first_imgIntermare will continue to be the company’s agent in Italy.Whilst most contact information will remain unchanged, the company’s new e-mail addresses will be: – chartering.genoa@bbc-chartering.com – operation.genoa@bbc-chartering.com – finance.genoa@bbc-chartering.comlast_img

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Weatherford International selects K + N

first_imgKuehne + Nagel’s Oil & Gas Logistics division will provide air, sea and overland logistics and packing services for Weatherford’s drilling, well completion and rig activities. In addition, it is currently managing the movement of two drilling rigs from Ukraine to Russia.Yvette Epstein, global logistics manager of Weatherford International said, “Kuehne + Nagel has the proven expertise we require to deliver high quality service for our customers in key geographies.”Ed Fish, Kuehne + Nagel’s senior vice president oil and gas logistics, said: “It is an honour for us to be chosen to support one of the premier companies in the industry. We are committed to being an ideal partner to Weatherford International.”Kuehne + Nagel’s oil and gas operations include logistics strategy and operations across functional areas, including order management, transportation, physical distribution and supply chain security.last_img read more

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Kind stranger helps homeless man get his dog back from the pound

first_img SHARE Kind stranger helps homeless man get his dog back from the pound Do you see a typo or an error? Let us know. Published: October 26, 2016 7:43 PM EDT (CBS) — Wilma Price was walking out of a Walmart in Huntsville, Texas, when she spotted a homeless man holding a cardboard sign with an unusual request written in bold black marker.“Dog in pound. Need help.”Those five words caught Price’s attention. As a dog lover, she could feel the desperation in the man’s eyes as he stood by the exit, begging for spare change.With only $8 in her pocket, Price kept walking.But before she was even halfway to her car she circled back.“I looked at him and I couldn’t get over it,” Price told CBS News. “He looked like a little boy standing there lost.”She asked the man, who she later found out was named Patrick, to explain what happened.The man told Price that he had gotten in trouble for trespassing days earlier, and had to spend two nights in jail, during which his dog, Franklin, was taken away. A local animal shelter retrieved the pup and labeled him a “stray.”That broke Patrick’s heart. When he was released from jail, he inquired as to how he could get his dog back.When he contacted the shelter, they told him it would cost $120 — $10 for each day the animal was there, plus the cost of updated vaccinations.“I’m not leaving this town until I get my dog,” Patrick told Price.Inspired by the man’s love for his dog, Price decided to help. After calling up a friend for help with the funds, the pair had enough money to get Patrick’s dog back.Before giving him a lift to the shelter, Price made sure he had everything necessary to care for the animal. He did. A water bowl hung from the side of Patrick’s backpack, which was filled with a small package of dog food and toys.“My dog eats before I do,” Patrick assured her. “That dog is my life.”Within two hours after their chance meeting, Patrick was reunited with his scruffy tan pup. His eyes filled with tears as Franklin jumped into his arms, tail wagging.“You did more for me than most people have done in my life,” Patrick told Price. “You don’t know how much I thank you.”By the end of the happy reunion, everyone was in tears.“I’m always for the underdog,” Price said.Since that day, Price has formed a friendship with Patrick, and her good deed has gone viral.She even set up a GoFundMe page to help the pair on their journey. More than $7,500 has been already been raised since the charity page went live five days ago.“The lesson here is don’t judge a book by their covers,” Price said. “That’s the whole thing. We’re in such a judgmental world. Everybody deserves a chance — you never know, in the blink of an eye that could be you.”last_img read more

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Big upset: Horn snatches WBO belt from Pacquiao

first_img[av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”] MANILA – Jeff Horn banked on his bag of tricks to take the World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight belt away from Manny Pacquiao via unanimous decision on Sunday at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia.Horn turned the match into a brawl with headlocks, clinches, elbows to the head, and numerous head-butts to capture his first-ever world championship 115-113, 115-113, 117-111.Horn showed his aggressiveness early on with his right straights and clinches but Pacquiao was able to keep in step in the next rounds with his own attacks, including one that opened a cut on Horn in the third.An accidental clash of heads in the seventh round opened a huge cut on the left side of Pacquiao’s head. A similar situation in the eighth round also injured the right side of the Filipino ring icon’s head.Pacquiao managed to floor Horn in the eighth round but referee Mark Nelson ruled it as a slip. The Filipino nearly floored the Brisbane native anew in the ninth but the latter prevented a knockdown by hanging on to Pacquiao’s head.Horn bounced back in the 10th round with counterattacks after Nelson threatened the Australian corner before the start of the round that he will stop the bout if Horn did not “show me something.”Pacquiao and Horn appeared tired and exhausted in the 11th and 12th but managed entertaining exchanges until the final bell.Horn admitted getting hurt by Pacquiao’s punches, especially in the ninth.“I guess it’s the crowd behind me and all the support,” he said. “I was buzzed after the ninth round but I’m not a quitter. Australians aren’t quitters to start with. We’ve showed we’re winners.”“I’m sure he’ll want to come back. It was a close decision, and I’m sure he’ll want to come back and prove himself,” Horn added. “It was part of the contract, so I am open to it.”For his part, Pacquiao said he was not expecting Horn’s toughness.“I didn’t expect his toughness. I tried knocking him out in round nine but he survived,” Pacquiao said. “He deserved the victory. That’s the decision of the judges and I respect that.”In a post-fight news conference, Top Rank promoter Bob Arum confirmed the rematch clause in the deal but said he would give it time before talking to Pacquiao about it.“I know Jeff would welcome the rematch, but I don’t know Manny’s future position,” Arum said. “Is he going to stay in politics and not continue boxing? I don’t know, and he doesn’t know now. It’s unfair to ask him now.”Horn, 29, kept his record unblemished 17-0-1. Pacquiao, 38, slipped to a 59-7-2 slate./PN[/av_textblock][/av_one_full] [av_one_full first min_height=” vertical_alignment=” space=” custom_margin=” margin=’0px’ padding=’0px’ border=” border_color=” radius=’0px’ background_color=” src=” background_position=’top left’ background_repeat=’no-repeat’ animation=”][av_heading heading=’ Big upset: Horn snatches WBO belt from Pacquiao’ tag=’h3′ style=’blockquote modern-quote’ size=” subheading_active=’subheading_below’ subheading_size=’15’ padding=’10’ color=” custom_font=”]BY ADRIAN STEWART CO[/av_heading][av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”]Monday, July 3, 2017[/av_textblock][av_image src=’http://www.panaynews.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/sports-pac-upset.jpg’ attachment=’110503′ attachment_size=’full’ align=’center’ styling=” hover=” link=” target=” caption=’yes’ font_size=” appearance=’on-hover’ overlay_opacity=’0.4′ overlay_color=’#000000′ overlay_text_color=’#ffffff’ animation=’no-animation’]Jeff Horn (left) trades blows with Manny Pacquiao in their WBO world welterweight title match at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia on Sunday, July 2. DAVE HUNT / EPA[/av_image]last_img read more

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Mat Insiders: RAW Highlighted by the Main Event Competitors for Fastlane

first_imgOpening Segment:Wow! This is amazing , Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman to start off a show. This was way better than Stephanie McMahon and Triple H. Not to long ago , last year or two years ago, Lesnar would be the most hated guy, but now he gets one of the biggest cheers. Heyman declares that Lesnar will win the triple threat at Fastlane then will go on to beat Triple H at Wrestlemania. Heyman is the best in the business at cutting a promo. Dean Ambrose proves why he should be the top babyface of WWE instead of Roman Reigns. Ambrose asks to be taken to Suplex City. Kalisto vs RusevWhy is Kalisto the only Hispanic wrestler that gets his ring introduction in Spanish? Alberto Del Rio gets his rematch at Fastlane, woo. Lana doesn’t look like she knows how to walk in high heels, painful to watch. Rusev is still a joke but I have a feeling if he turned face he would be The Great Khali 2.0. If Kalisto holds the United States Championship up until Wrestlemania, I see him defending against Neville and Sin Cara in a ladder match. It’s funny that Rusev’s Twitter is more entertaining than he is as a wrestler. This crowd is behind Kalisto doing the Lucha hand pumps, maybe it is a start for him? The corkscrew dive off the ropes Kalisto does is a thing of beauty. I know there has been plenty of different comparisons of Kalisto to Rey Mysterio, but he is so much better than Rey. WINNER: Kalisto via count-outThe Usos vs Curtis Axel and Adam RoseApparently the Usos are now Grammy award winning Tag Team of the Year. Bo-Rider(Bo Dallas) has retired from wrestling to work on his rap career, just kidding… When are the Usos going to learn some new moves? I used to like them but once I finally opened my eyes and noticed how limited their move set is, I turned on them. When I say Bo, you say Ring. At least they have their Grammy’s though. WINNERS: Usos via splahMiz TV with AJ StylesThe entrance music AJ Styles has is awesome, I love it. If this is the plan for Fastlane, I’m happy I didn’t get tickets to see Miz vs Styles. Miz was hogging the spotlight and not letting AJ talk, good talk show hosts don’t do that. Miz tries to recruit Styles as a protege. AJ Styles can become another Daniel Bryan because the crowd is behind him and that helped out Bryan in the long run, I guess we will wait and see in the long run. Brie Bella vs Ric Flair, oh wait I’m sorry, CHARLOTTERic Flair is still hanging around, retirement must not be working out to well for Ric. With a heel vs a heel , who is there to cheer for? Team Bella is the only team left from the Divas Revolution as a whole. Charlotte is not fit as a heel, and she is better off without daddy at ringside. WINNER: Brie Bella via roll upDid Brie win because of Total Divas? Probably. It’s that time of year again when storylines don’t make sense because of a TV show. Big Show vs Erick RowanBig Show has turned once again, is this a running joke even in WWE? This gives me nightmares from TLC in Cleveland in 2014. Show vs Rowan in a stairs match, waste of a match and a bore fest. Rowan is better fit as a heel.WINNER: Big Show via chokeslamThis match was almost a squash ! Post match attack from the Wyatt Family, but where is Bray ? If three members of the Wyatt Family were able to take out the World’s Largest Athlete , what can all four do to anyone?!Titus O’Neil vs Tyler BreezeSo once again one of my famous sayings, what is the purpose behind this match? Is Titus done with his feud with Stardust? WINNER: Titus O’Neil via Clash of the Titus, So is O’Neil getting built up so that he can win singles gold, doubtful. It’d make sense though.Dolph Ziggler vs Kevin OwensWe’ve seen this match 10 times now, I know this because Kevin Owens tweeted out that he is 9-0 against Ziggler. This match has been done so many times yet each and every time these two competitors bring out the best in each other. This match up would be so much better if it involved some gold though. If Owens was correct about the number of times they have wrestled he is now 9-1. WINNER: Dolph Ziggler via Zig-ZagSasha Banks vs Becky LynchSasha Banks officially declares that she is on her own and no longer with Team B.A.D . Finally, Women’s Wrestling that is actually worth my time. Team B.A.D at ringside was an okay idea. Team B.A.D officially breaks up when Naomi and Tamina attack Banks after she tells them she didn’t need their help. Becky Lynch saves Sasha while she is being attacked by Tamina and Naomi. WINNER: No ContestGoldust trys to recruit R-Truth once again, Truth calls Goldust a weirdo. Goldust brings up the fact that the last time Truth had a tag team partner it was Little Jimmy yet he won’t team with Goldust. Truth gets offended because Goldust brings up that Little Jimmy was imaginary.New Day (Big E and Kofi Kingston) vs Dean Ambrose and Roman ReignsBooty-Gate? New Day does it again. New Day shames The Rock and complains about the language The Rock used last week. New Day calls Ambrose and Reigns, Ambreigns? New Day is the most entertaining tag team the WWE has to offer , so happy that their gimmick didn’t flop like many people had expected. PAUL HEYMAN on commentary is gold! Big E will be holding the WWE World Heavyweight Championship within the next three years. The Unicorn Stampede is one of the most unique tag team signatures, maybe the trombone helps. When New Day is eventually disbanded in the future I believe Xavier Woods will have his own spot on commentary if he doesn’t wrestle anymore. WINNERS: Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns via Dirty DeedsLesnar comes out post match. New Day attacks Reigns and Ambrose from behind while they are focused on Lesnar. Brock Lesnar F5’s Dean Ambrose to close out the show. Top 3 Matches of the Night1.) Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose vs New Day2.) Dolph Ziggler vs Kevin Owens3.) Kalisto vs Rusev (any match could have gone here honestly) Smackdown Thursday 8 pm ESTAJ Styles vs The MizRoman Reigns vs Rusev Matt Loede Related TopicsBrock LesnarNew DayRoman ReignsWWEcenter_img Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.last_img read more

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