Stratford boys basketball storms back to beat Rib Lake

first_imgFour Tigers hit for double figuresBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterRIB LAKE — Lance Heidmann drilled four 3-pointers and scored a team-high 16 points to lift the Stratford boys basketball team to a come-from-behind 69-51 win over Rib Lake in a nonconference game Monday night at Rib Lake High School.The Tigers (2-1) trailed 36-33 at halftime before dominating the second 18 minutes, outscoring Rib Lake 36-15 to close out the contest.Vaughn Breit added 15 points and 13 rebounds, and Cole Hoffman and Jacob Danen each scored 11 points for Stratford.Stratford hosts Auburndale in its Marawood Conference South Division opener on Thursday.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)Tigers 69, Redmen 51Stratford 33 36 – 69Rib Lake 36 15 – 51STRATFORD (69): Cole Hoffmann 4-10 2-4 11, Okley Wrensch 0-4 0-0 0, Lucas Heidmann 0-0 3-4 3, Paul Huther 2-6 2-5 6, Trent Heckel 2-4 0-0 5, Andrew Bargender 1-3 0-0 2, Eli Drexler 0-0 0-0, Branden Ackley 0-1 0-0 0, Vaughn Breit 5-13 5-6 15, Lance Heidmann 6-8 0-0 16, Jacob Danen 5-8 1-2 11. FG: 25-57. FT: 13-21. 3-pointers: 6-16 (La. Heidmann 4-5, Heckel 1-3, Hoffmann 1-4, Breit 0-1, Wrensch 0-3). Rebounds: 32 (Breit 13). Turnovers: 16. Fouls: 12. Fouled out: none. Record: 2-1.RIB LAKE (51): Statistics not provided. Record: 2-2.last_img read more

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On the trail of polio viruses

first_imgA child is given an oral polio vaccine during a vaccination drive in Niger, West Africa. Shelina Moonsamy isolates a wild polio virus for genetic sequencing at South Africa’s National Institute for Communicable Diseases. (Images: Irin News)Like a forensic detective, Nicksy Gumede-Moeletsi, a virologist who heads the sequencing section at the Polio Molecular Unit of South Africa’s National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), tracks her “criminal”, in this case a virus, by studying variations in genotypes instead of fingerprints.The sequencing unit in South Africa is one of seven centres in the world tracing the origin of polio outbreaks. Gumede-Moeletsi traced a 2005 outbreak in Angola – which had remained polio-free since 2001 – to a polio strain prevalent in India by determining the genetic constitution of the polio virus.From Angola, the Indian virus strain travelled south to neighbouring Namibia, north to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and from there reached the Central African Republic in 2008.Polio, a highly infectious non-curable disease that can cause total paralysis in a matter of hours, is easily spread by contact from person to person. Flies can also passively transfer the polio virus from faeces to food.According to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, spearheaded by the World Health Organisation, Rotary International, the US-based Centres for Disease Control and Unicef, most people infected with polio virus have no signs of illness, and are unaware that they are infected.The disease can be prevented by orally giving children aged under five a live weakened Sabin polio vaccine, named after its developer Albert Sabin, or by a trained health worker injecting the inactivated Salk polio vaccine.Uncovering the route along which a virus spreads is critical. Polio outbreaks can be caused either by a wild polio virus type, or a vaccine-derived polio virus (VDPV).On rare occasions, strains of the live virus contained in the oral polio vaccine given to children are known to have changed, reverting to a form with the capacity to circulate, and which can cause paralysis in humans.Gumede-Moeletsi said it was essential for a country experiencing an outbreak to know what it was up against, and sequencing helped detect the possibility of a new strain, as well as determining whether it was a wild polio virus or a VDPV.Sequencing also helped to find gaps in the affected country’s immunisation coverage. For example, if sequencing picked up a mutated form of the virus that seemed newer than a strain prevalent before the country’s last vaccination drive, it might indicate that the coverage of the immunisation programme had not been that effective, said Dr Adrian Puren, deputy director of NICD.Finish the jobThe polio detective work has also been used to actively encourage Afghanistan, India, Pakistan and Nigeria – the only four countries in which polio is still endemic – “to finish the job of complete eradication”, said Mark Pallansch, who heads the polio laboratory at the Centres for Disease Control. He has worked on the polio eradication programme since 1985 and has traced frequent outbreaks to a virus originating in the four countries.In August 2003, radical Muslim leaders in three northern states of Nigeria suspended polio immunisation campaigns after rumours that the vaccine was laced with agents causing Aids and sterility.A new outbreak, originating in the state of Kano, subsequently occurred and infected previously polio-free areas of Nigeria as well as eight formerly polio-free countries in West and Central Africa.The strain then travelled from Sudan to Saudi Arabia, “probably during Haj”, the annual Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca, Pallansch said. In 2005 it spread to Yemen as well as Indonesia – a country that had been polio-free for 10 years.These outbreaks underline the importance of being vigilant. “You need a good surveillance system and a regular immunisation programme,” said Pallansch. “As long as polio is endemic, even in one country, everyone has to keep up with their immunisation programme.”He pointed out that Nigeria’s neighbour, Cameroon, had managed to keep the disease from developing into an outbreak with an effective immunisation campaign. This was in contrast to its other neighbours, such as conflict-ridden Sudan.Polio can be eradicated, “if you have the will,” said Pallansch. “If a developing country like Bangladesh, with a huge population and challenges, can do it, anyone can do it.”The threat posed by VDPV is mounting: in 2008 Gumede-Moeletsi picked up 18 cases in DRC and four in Ethiopia. She is concerned about the threat posed by VDPV, which is mounting. In 2008 Gumede-Moeletsi picked up 18 cases in DRC and four in Ethiopia.Her concern supports calls for wider use of the inactivated polio vaccine, which eliminates the risk of VDPV as it does not contain live virus, once wild polio has been eradicated. But according to Sona Bari of WHO, “Only the oral polio vaccine has been proven to stop polio circulating within a community.” So the debate on which vaccine to use continues.Polio factsAs long as a single child remains infected, children in all countries are at risk of contracting polio.Between 2003 and 2005, 25 previously polio-free countries were reinfected by new imports of the virus.One in 200 infections leads to irreversible paralysis, usually in the legs.Among those paralysed, 5% to 10% die when their breathing muscles become immobilised.Do you have queries or comments about this article? Email Mary Alexander at [email protected]: Irin NewsRelated articlesVaccines for a healthier Africa ‘The end of meningitis in Africa’ High-price vaccine for all SA kids TB vaccine in SA clinical trial Booster for child health in SA Useful linksNational Institute for Communicable DiseasesGlobal Polio Eradication InitiativeWorld Health OrganisationRotary InternationalCentres for Disease Control and PreventionUniceflast_img read more

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Jordaan, Blatter newsmakers of 2010

first_img15 March 2011 South Africa’s National Press Club has named World Cup Local Organising Committee chief Danny Jordaan and Fifa president Sepp Blatter as its Newsmakers of the Year for 2010. At a ceremony in Pretoria on Monday night, the club also honoured Jordaan and Blatter for their role in bringing the biggest soccer showpiece on earth to Africa for the first time in Fifa’s 100 years of existence. “They have not only brought us this wonderful spectacle that united our country, but through their work in the period leading to the event, they had ensured a lasting legacy for both South Africa and the continent,” said National Press Club chairman Yusuf Abramjee. The Newsmaker of the Year title is awarded to individuals and issues that have dominated the news in the year. Previous recipients include former presidents Nelson Mandela and Thabo Mbeki, current President Jacob Zuma and even the local currency, the rand. “You know the World Cup was the best thing that had happened to this country since 1994,” Jordaan said on receiving the award. “It brought all of us together, and we need not lose the unifying element it has brought to our country, because it is through sports that we can really break the race divide and prosper as a nation.” Receiving the award on behalf of Blatter, Fifa general secretary Jerome Valcke said the football body had made the right choice in bringing the World Cup to South Africa. “I need not say much about South Africa’s abilities anymore, everybody knows how the World Cup was,” Valcke said. “South Africa is one of the best countries in the world right now, and well done.” A few journalists also walked away with honours after being selected as winners in various categories. Radio 702 Eye Witness News reporter Mandy Wiener scooped the Journalist of the Year in the radio category, while Pretoria News journalist Graeme Hosken took the same award in the print category. Masi Losi, also from Pretoria News, was named Photographer of the Year, while Gautrain spokesperson Barbara Jensen was selected Media Officer of the Year. The judges chose City Press Editor Ferial Hafajee as Editor of the Year for the work she has done in repositioning the newspaper since taking over more than a year ago. Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

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Employee Charged after Cash Theft

first_imgIn Kentucky, a Pemrboke Dollar General employee was arrested Tuesday evening while being held at the store on East Nashville Street in Pembroke after stealing from the store since July, according to a Christian County Sheriff’s report.Deputies were called to the store at 5:10 PM. Tuesday in reference to Tiajuana S. Wallace, 21, Pembroke, already being held at the store by the loss prevention regional manager, the report stated.According to the report, Wallace had written a statement to the loss prevention manager in which she stated from July 11 to the current date, she had stolen money from the register multiple times, totaling $1,600. All occurrences were on video and… Kentucky New Era- Sponsor – Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

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What Does Consumerization Mean to You?

first_imgManaging the Changing IT Landscape: ConsumerizationBelieve it or not, “consumerization” was first used as a term in 2004. A team published a paper for the Leading Edge Forum that year called The Consumerization of Information Technology (David Moschella, Doug Neal, John Taylor, and Piet Opperman).Today, consumerization is a pervasive topic across the tech industry. It’s a powerful force that is shaping enterprise business, IT, and the technology landscape—and it’s expected to continue for the next several years. As individuals, we want (and often expect) to have the same choice and experience with the technology we use at work as we do at home. This powerful concept is driving change, and while it may sound simple, it’s having a profound impact on IT organizations and businesses. Over the course of the next several months, I want to kick off a conversation about consumerization. Let’s explore this topic. You can share your insights, experiences, beliefs, and challenges—and I will also ask other Intel experts to weigh in.BYOD: A small piece of the pieMany people think consumerization is synonymous with bring your own device (BYOD), but it’s so much bigger than that.As you can see here, it’s also much more than technology or devices—it’s really about business. For example, mobility, experience, productivity, and choice are a few standouts for me. It’s also interesting to note the contrast between these words above and the actual devices and products, which garner less emphasis. (Truth in advertising: I created this word cloud to capture my personal perspectives on this topic after a few years of focus and immersing myself in this discussion with others across the industry.)It’s all driven by technologyTying this all together is the fact that the technology innovation is driving consumerization. So while the benefits and experience surface first, these things are made possible by the explosion of new devices. As IT moves into this unfamiliar territory, there’s an opportunity to shape the user experience by finding the right device for the job.Mobile employees may need a full-featured laptop that is powerful, yet lightweight and portable. Task workers—think manufacturing shop floor or doctor’s office—may need the flexibility of a tablet that is designed for constant, full-shift use, with an extended battery life. By finding and supporting the right device, IT can give users what they want while getting the security and control they need.And this is just the tip of the iceberg. Some of the things I want to discuss in future conversations include financial impact, stipends for BYO, and the benefits of different support models.What does consumerization mean to you? Which consumerization topics are most important? Please weigh in below.Chris @chris_p_intel#Consumerization #CoITlast_img read more

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Confusion looms as Owens survives Hell in a Cell

first_imgShane McMahon (top of the cell) looks at Kevin Owens before making his jaw-dropping leap in their Hell in a Cell match. Photo by WWE.comFriends forever?Sami Zayn made the shocking save on longtime friend and bitter rival Kevin Owens, pulling him out of danger and helping him top Shane McMahon in the brutal falls count anywhere Hell in a Cell match Sunday (Monday Manila time) in Detroit.ADVERTISEMENT Baron Corbin stole the United States Championship in their triple threat match to grab his first title in the company.The Lone Wolf squirmed to the ring and kicked AJ Styles out of the squared circle after the defending champion nailed Tye Dillinger with the Phenomenal Forearm.Natalya also used a steel chair on Charlotte to force a disqualification finish and keep her SmackDown Women’s Championship after the Queen connected with a ringside moonsault to the Queen of Harts.Randy Orton topped Rusev once again as he hit an RKO after wiggling out of the Accolade.Bobby Roode was successful in his main roster pay-per-view debut, beating Dolph Ziggler after the Glorious One one-upped the Showoff with a rollup while holding the latter’s tights.After the match, Ziggler nailed Roode with a Zig-Zag as he left the ring frustrated with the result.In the kickoff show, Shelton Benjamin and Chad Gable defeated the Hype Bros after Gable pinned Zack Ryder with Mojo Rawley looking on from ringside.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH MOST READ Argentine bishop appears at court hearing on abuse charges Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims In the night’s other matches, Jinder Mahal once again retained his WWE Championship against Shinsuke Nakamura, but not without shenanigans from his cohorts The Singh Brothers.The King of Strong Style was moments away from winning the title after connecting with the Kinshasa, but the Singhs distracted the referee, delaying the count for the pinfall.Mahal tried to escape the match, but the challenger was in hot pursuit and brought him back to the ring. However, Nakamura would miss on his second Kinshasa attempt, opening the chance for the Modern Day Maharaja to nail the Khallas.The Usos also became five-time tag team title holders after defeating The New Day in their brutal Hell in a Cell encounter to reclaim the SmackDown Tag Team Championships.Jimmy and Jey Uso subjected the duo of Big E and Xavier Woods to a hellacious beatdown, finishing the match with a double splash with a steel chair on top of Woods for the three-count.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIEScenter_img No more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel plans 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 With the Prizefighter and the SmackDown commissioner beating each other to a pulp inside, outside, and on top of the cell for close to 30 minutes, it was Zayn who turned heads the most and baffled everyone on why he rescued Owens in the match’s conclusion.McMahon seemed poised to win the war after sending Owens crashing to the Spanish announce table halfway down the cell, but he wanted to go for the home run and head-butted the brash Canadian to another announce table, putting him in position for the jaw-dropping elbow drop.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 openingBut just like the case in WrestleMania 32, McMahon crashed and burned as he fell on top of the cage and missed on his target, largely thanks to Zayn pulling Owens at the last moment.Zayn then pulled Owens on top of McMahon and motioned the referee to do the three-count as he left everyone in the arena confused on what just transpired. Renacia, Fernandez pace Sletba Open qualifiers Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments read more

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