2014 – the year it was in Sumner County

first_imgWheat crop was terrible. Due to the drought of the first six months, Sumner County farmers cut one of their worst crops in a very long time. The five Sumner County co-op elevators took in 1.3 bushels of grain compared to 4 million in 2013. Thaddeus Myers at large. Thaddeus Myers, who was charged with a multitude of drug felony charges kept local law enforcement and the county attorney’s office hopping for several weeks when he failed to return to the courthouse after suffering an appendicitis attack. He was eventually brought back into custody about a month later after being found in a Wichita motel. Argonia woman indicted for making illegal payments. Ellen Love, a former Farm Service Agency direction in Sumner County, was indicted for making $306,000 in agriculture disaster payments to four applicants who had been denied approval of the money. She could face 10 years in federal prison if convicted. A federal jury trial is being requested for 2015. Convoluted controversy at Wheat Capital Manor. In a story that has yet to be completed, three members of the Wellington Housing Authority that oversee the Manor were in conflict with executive director Melissa Hamlin. WHA chairman J.P. Buellesfeld resigned this week. Alice Anderson Stiles of Caldwell accused of misappropriating funds. The 63-year-old woman from Caldwell was charged with two felony counts of theft after allegedly racking up $28,970 of unauthorized charges from the Corbin Rural Water District No. 7 from Jan. 14, 2011 to March 3, 2014. 3. Wellington wrestlers get five to state – The Crusader wrestling program would secure five wrestling spots, the most since the Russ Decker era in the early 1990s. Two of those wrestlers would end up placing: Taylan Lamkin at 195 and Andrew Pelkey at 145. Notable 2014 sports items …In sports there were some notable stories. Here are five of them… 5. Belle Plaine, Conway Springs continue football streaks – Conway Springs would qualify for the Class 3A football playoffs for the 16th time in 17 years. Unfortunately, on the other end of the spectrum, Belle Plaine had its second consecutive winless season and is currently on a 19-game losing streak.Follow us on Twitter. by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Reviewing the news stories of 2014, there appeared to be a recurring theme for the 12 months we just lived.The year was filled with tragedy, earthquakes, employment changes,  elections, business closings and openings, and your usual rounds of controversies.Here is our wrap up of the year that was.Top 5 Sumner Newscow news stories of 2014: 1. The murder of 10-year-old Caleb Blansett. On Dec. 14, 2014, a mother allegedly walked into the bedroom of her 10-year-old son and used a rock and a knife to murder Caleb, a Lincoln Elementary student.Blansett then made the call to Sumner County 911. After a subsequent interview, she was arrested for first degree murder – an off grid felony.Her scheduling hearing is set for Jan. 8 at 1:30 p.m. to determine whether she is fit to stand trial or be sent for a mental competency hearing.2. Earthquake measures in at 4.8 on November 12.  Remember the days when tornadoes used to top the year-end review lists? This year earthquakes were the topic of conversation, especially after a 4.8 magnitude one hit Sumner County on Nov. 12. It resulted in the largest “confirmed” earthquake of its kind in county history and its epicenter was six miles west of Wellington and six miles south of Conway Springs.It was enough to capture the attention of several leading Kansas genealogical experts who met with the county commissioners a month later. Their collective opinion was the earthquakes were caused because of the disposal of saltwater used during the oil fracking process.3. Gus Collins resigns, Roy Eckert hired.  Wellington City Manager Gus Collins resigned on June 1 after serving the community slightly more than eight years.With his departure for a job in Winfield, the Wellington City Council started looking and hired Shane Shields as the interim city manager. The search took four months that included several executive sessions and a bit of controversy.The council eventually named Roy Eckert, a county manager in Montrose – who had over 20 years of experience. He started work on Nov. 1.4. School bond security and safety proposal, SRMC passes funding elections. It was a good year (or bad year depending how you look at it) for local governing bodies in passing tax increase proposals to help fund projects.The USD 353 school board went to the voters in June to ask for a mill levy increase to fund an $11.5 million project that included security entrances to the seven school buildings as well as other improvements like roof repair, rebuilding the middle school parking lot, and construction of a middle school auxiliary gymnasium.The proposal won handily 713-308 in what was a very low turnout for the special election in June.Then in November, Wellington city voters would pass add another half-cent sales tax until April 2025 to fund SRMC.  That too passed by a comfortable margin — one of the few sales tax proposals to pass across the state.5. A&W Restaurant closes for good.A&W Restaurant was one of the last stand-alone dine-in restaurants of its kind. But it saw its demise in 2014.People from across the state used to flock to Wellington for its one-of-a-kind nostalgic setting and homemade root beers. But after the restaurant was closed during a tax sale, Mike Bhakta of Wichita then refurbished the building and reopened it in 2013 after being closed for several months.But in February, Bhakta announced he was going to change the name of the restaurant to “Highway 81 Diner,” and painted the pointed roof black.That didn’t work out so well, because the restaurant closed quietly a couple months later. Oxford shooting. Marcus Peters of Arkansas City was charged with three felony counts after firing a .22 semiautomatic pistol four to seven times during a family backyard barbecue at 8 p.m. on Sunday during Fourth of July weekend. Incumbents continue reign. Although the election was much more interesting on a state and national level, the local elections were pretty much snoozers. Incumbent County Commissioner Cliff Bales won reelection over Jason Boyd in the August Republican primary. For the first time in three decades, Wellington did not have a city election, because of the new restructured council.center_img Charles KitchAttorney Jack Potucek attacked at home. Charles Kitch, Jr. of Wellington was charged with assault and aggravated burglary after allegedly walking onto Potucek’s screened porch, attacking him from behind before grabbing a rock and hitting him. Potucek, a long respected attorney for Sumner County, survived the attack. “Honorable mention” list for 2014:   Wellington school administrative shuffle. USD 353 Jerry Hodson resigned as the school curriculum director to take the superintendent’s job in Atwood Kans. That resulted in Dale Adams, the WHS Principal, moving in to fill the void and Adam Hatfield taking his principal position at the high school. Pedestrian killed on railroad track. Steven Shamblin, 30 of Wellington was killed by a westbound locomotive in June on double train tracks, two miles west of Wellington’s city limits. He apparently got his foot stuck in the train’s cattle guard. 2. Injuries end Wellington’s football season quickly – In a season of much hope, the Wellington football team would lose as many as 11 players to injuries, including top players: Austin Dunn, Colin Reichenberger and Andrew Pelkey. Nevertheless, Wellington would finish 5-4 and secure a slew of records. 4. Basketball teams off to promising start – There are several teams off to a promising start in 2014-15. The Wellington boys are 4-1 for the first time since 2007 including a blend of senior leaderships and a promising group of freshmen. The Oxford boys, South Haven girls and Argonia girls have all graced the top 10 in early state basketball polls. Adultery charges filed after shooting. Michaela Cliffman, 19, of Wellington was accused of shooting Bobbi Santana in what appeared to be a lovers triangle in February. However, Sumner County attorney Kerwin Spencer said that Cliffman had acted in self defense because Santana was aggressively attacking her. He charged Cliffman with the unusual charge of adultery, which is a Class C misdemeanor. 1. Argonia-Attica reach eight-man state championship game – In only its second year of existence, the Titans would go on a run that led them to the Class 1A Div. II eight-man title game which they lost to Victoria. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! 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Report Reply 0 replies · active 293 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Crusader Fan · 292 weeks ago Still pretty bummed about the football injuries Report Reply 0 replies · active 292 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down WellyWonka · 292 weeks ago Can’t wait to hear more about Melissa Hamlin and the Wheat Capital Manor. This is a doozy! Report Reply 1 reply · active 292 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down David Edge · 292 weeks ago Give it up already WellyWonka. Maybe you should watch Frozen and just…LET IT GOOOOOOO LET IT GOOOOO!!!! Report Reply -1 Vote up Vote down cgilbert · 292 weeks ago It’s too bad we didn’t get a bit more information on the Gus Collins episodes. That was surely more than just a resignation. But good job of writing what it was “prudent” for you to write. Report Reply 0 replies · active 292 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down Bluejay Fan · 292 weeks ago Hey Cueball, both Caldwell boys and girls made it to state in basketball last year. Good job on the fact reporting though. 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Lamar Holds Share of Regular Season Title Heading into Final Week

first_imgThis Week’s Schedule ACU closes out its season at home against SFA tonight at 7 p.m. CT then travels to UIW on Saturday for a 1 p.m. matchup. Nicholls hosts Northwestern State (7-20, 2-14 SLC) tonight at 6 p.m. and faces Southeastern Louisiana on the road Saturday at 2 p.m. to close its regular season. McNeese finishes its season at home against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (17-10, 10-6 SLC) tonight at 6:30 p.m. and welcomes Lamar on Saturday at 1 p.m. Southeastern also finishes at home, hosting New Orleans at 7 p.m. tonight and Nicholls on Saturday at 2 p.m. National Leaders: Lamar’s Chastadie Barrs continues to rank first in steals (177) and steals per game (6.56) in Division I, while also ranking second in triple doubles, tallying four this season. She needs just 15 to break the Division I single season steals record (191) set by Natalie White of Florida A&M in 1995. FRISCO, Texas – With two gamedays remaining, the preseason favorite Lamar Cardinals have at least a share of the regular season championship locked up. With a convincing 75-58 win on the road at second-place Stephen F. Austin last week, LU will win the title outright with a win in its lone remaining game against McNeese on Saturday. Wednesday, Feb. 28Northwestern State at Nicholls* – 6 p.m.Central Arkansas at Sam Houston State* – 6:30 p.m. (ESPN3)Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at McNeese* – 6:30 p.m.UIW at Houston Baptist* – 7 p.m.New Orleans at Southeastern La.* – 7 p.m.Stephen F. Austin at Abilene Christian* – 7 p.m. Additional Storylines * Southland Conference game RPI: Heading into the final week of the regular season, Lamar leads all Southland programs at No. 92 in the RPI – the only league team in the top 100. Central Arkansas sits at 116th while Stephen F. Austin is ranked 123rd. Saturday, March 3Abilene Christian at UIW* – 1 p.m.Lamar at McNeese* – 1 p.m.Nicholls at Southeastern La.* – 2 p.m.Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at Houston Baptist* – 2 p.m.Northwestern State at Central Arkansas* – 3 p.m.Stephen F. Austin at Sam Houston State* – 4:30 p.m. (ESPN3) On the other end of the table, a battle is shaping up for the final tournament seeds. Abilene Christian and Nicholls are currently tied for sixth with 9-7 league records while McNeese and Southeastern Louisiana are tied for eighth at 7-9. Houston Baptist sits at ninth (5-11) but is still within striking distance of an eight-seed. Lamar sits in first in the league standings with a 21-6 record (16-1 SLC) and one game remaining while the Ladyjacks (22-5, 14-2 SLC) are second with two games remaining. If SFA wins at Abilene Christian (15-11, 9-7 SLC) tonight and at Sam Houston State (4-21, 1-15 SLC) on Saturday coupled with a Cardinals’ loss, the Ladyjacks will also earn a share of the regular season title. In order to move into a tie with the Cowgirls and Lady Lions, the Huskies must close out the regular season with two wins at home against UIW tonight at 7 p.m. and the Islanders on Saturday at 2 p.m. coupled with back-to-back losses by McNeese and Southeastern. Four-Time Player of the Week: Nicholls junior guard Cassidy Barrios earned her fourth Southland Player of the Week award of the season on Monday, a conference-best. She has racked up 13 overall double doubles this season, including nine against conference opponents – both league highs. Cardinal Champs: With at least a share of the regular season championship, Lamar has three total team championships to its name, previously winning in 2014 and 2010.last_img read more

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Catron Repeats Hitter Honors; ACU’s Null, Nicholls’ Landry Split Pitcher Award

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – McNeese’s Morgan Catron, Abilene Christian’s Hannah Null and Nicholls’ Megan Landry are the Southland Conference Softball Players of the Week, the league announced Monday. Southland Conference Players of the Week are presented by UniversalCoin.com. Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on at least 25 percent of ballots. Softball Co-Pitchers of the Week – Hannah Null, Abilene Christian – Sr. – Highland Village, Texas; Megan Landry, Nicholls – Jr. – Pierre Part, La. Null tossed two complete games and held her opponents to a .180 batting average on a 2-0 week inside the circle. She opened the weekend against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi striking out five en route to a 8-0 shutout over the Islanders. The senior from Highland Village, Texas, followed that up by surrendering just three hits in the series finale and fanning another five. She ended the week with an ERA of 0.50. Catron continued her dominance at the plate, going 6-of-12 on a 2-2 week for the Cowgirls. The senior from Mineola hit safely in all four games, including a .556 performance over the weekend against the Lady Demons. She led the Cowgirls to the series win in Saturday’s finale, going 3-of-4 from the plate and notching a double. For the week, Catron slugged .583, recorded three doubles and snagged a pair of bases. Null and Landry share the pitcher award, each earning two wins on the weekend. Null went 2-0 in a three-game series this weekend against the Islanders to lead the Wildcats (12-17, 6-6 SLC) to the series win. They host Baylor on Tuesday at 6 p.m., and then will travel to Thibodaux to face Nicholls (23-10, 9-3 SLC) this weekend beginning Friday at 4 p.m. Landry tallied her two wins against Central Arkansas (17-15, 8-4 SLC). This is her third award of the season and second in three weeks. Softball Hitter of the Week – Morgan Catron, McNeese – 1B/DP – Sr. – Mineola, Texas Catron becomes the first player to win back-to-back weekly awards this season. She helped lead the Cowgirls (24-12, 7-5 SLC) to a series win over league leaders Northwestern State (21-11, 9-3 SLC). McNeese hosts nationally ranked LSU on Tuesday in a game that will broadcast on Cox Sports before welcoming Texas A&M-Corpus Christi this weekend (9-25-1, 1-11 SLC). First pitch for tomorrow’s game is scheduled for 6:07 p.m. CT. Landry earned wins in both of her starts against Central Arkansas, allowing just one run while striking out eight in 12.2 innings of work. She started the weekend with a complete game four-hitter in the Colonels’ 2-1 victory. In the finale, she pitched 5.2 innings and fanned five batters toward a 5-0 win. She finished the week with a 0.55 ERA and .178 opponents’ batting average. Honorable Mention: Alexsandra Flores, McNeese; Makayla Sikes, Stephen F. Austin; Lindsey McLeod, Sam Houston State. Honorable Mention: Delaney Guzman, UIW; Amber Landry, Stephen F. Austin; Shannon Klaus, Lamar.last_img read more

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Red Sox pinch-hitters come up clutch again in World Series

first_imgWill you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Moreland hit a three-run homer off Ryan Madson in the seventh inning and Devers singled home Brock Holt with the tiebreaking run in the ninth.Boston’s pinch-hitters have come up big all Series. Through the first four games, they are 6 for 18 (.333) with two home runs and seven RBIs. The Red Sox are batting .218 overall.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“The bench has been the key to our entire playoffs,” slugger J.D. Martinez said. “The guys that no one expects are the ones who are delivering. It is unreal.”Moreland’s homer to right field on a first-pitch changeup from Ryan Madson was Boston’s second pinch-hit homer in the World Series. The 1959 Dodgers and 1975 Red Sox are the only other teams with multiple pinch-hit home runs in the same Fall Classic. Not bad for a team that hit only two pinch-hit homers during the course of a 162-game regular season. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Moreland joins Bernie Carbo (who had two in 1975), Bobby Kielty (2007) and Eduardo Nunez (Game 1 this year) as Boston players who have homered in a World Series game as pinch-hitters.“With the way we play, we’re constantly trying to get some guys on base, put pressure on the other side. So we got that chance right there,” Moreland said after hitting his third World Series home run. “I saw him throw a couple of changeups to Jackie (Bradley Jr.) up in the zone. I decided, why not sit on that one first pitch? And when he threw it, I saw it pretty good, and put a good swing on it.”It was Moreland’s fourth career postseason homer but first as a pinch-hitter. Prior to that swing, Moreland was batting .250 this postseason (4 for 16) but was 1 for 6 in a pinch-hitting role.Devers was batting .276 (8 for 29) for the postseason, and Saturday night was only the third time he has been brought in off the bench. After Holt doubled off Dylan Floro with one out, Devers laced a 2-0 changeup to center, scoring Holt for a 5-4 lead, and the Red Sox went on to score five runs in the ninth.The third baseman, who turned 22 on Wednesday, became the youngest player in World Series history to have a pinch-hit, go-ahead RBI in the ninth inning or later. The last player younger than 23 to deliver a pinch-hit RBI in the Fall Classic was Pittsburgh’s Milt May in 1971 against Baltimore.ADVERTISEMENT View comments LATEST STORIES “I was just ready for my moment to come, whenever that may be,” Devers said. “Being in the National League, you’ve got to be ready from the first inning with obviously the pitchers hitting. So I just wanted to be ready for whatever the situation was.”Red Sox hitting coach Tim Hyers said Boston’s bench success can mostly be attributed to first-year manager Alex Cora and the way he has been able to keep everyone involved by always communicating to players about when they will be used during a game.“He just has a way of giving them confidence by telling them, ‘I am going to use you here, be ready, be prepared’ and then it happens,” Hyers said. “They are prepared and have confidence when they walk out to the batter’s box because the manager has prepared them to go out and show.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump assails Roberts’ moves in Dodgers’ 9-6 loss to Red Sox Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Boston Red Sox’s Mitch Moreland watches his three-run home run during the seventh inning in Game 4 of the World Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, in Los Angeles. Left is home plate umpire Chad Fairchild and Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Austin Barnes. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)LOS ANGELES — Boston’s bench is a big reason why the Red Sox are one win from their fourth World Series title since 2004.With the Red Sox regulars being held in check by the Los Angeles Dodgers, it was pinch-hitters Mitch Moreland and Rafael Devers who came up with huge at-bats as Boston rallied for a 9-6 victory Saturday to take a 3-1 lead in the Series.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plumlast_img read more

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Businessman remanded on narco possession, bribe charges

first_imgRemanded: Marlon JarvisA hotelier on Monday appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts to answer to the charges of possession of narcotics and bribery.Forty-four-year-old Marlon Jarvis denied the three charges instituted against him. The first charge stated that on April 3, 2019, at Tabatinga, Lethem, Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo), he was found with 53.4 kilograms of cannabis in his possession for the purpose of trafficking. It is also alleged that on the same date, he was found with 1.59 kilograms of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking. Another charge detailed that Jarvis gave his friend, Samuel Trotman, the sum of $180,000, who claimed he could have the narcotics charge dropped.The defendant’s attorney, Jermone Khan, told the court that his client received a call from his friend, Trotman, who told him that he got into trouble with the police. He then asked the defendant to bring the money, which he would use to bribe the police. However, when Jarvis showed up with the money, he was arrested.Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield told the court that on April 3, ranks from Lethem Police Station went to an unfurnished flat structure at Tabatinga and conducted a search when a man was seen running from the premises and made his good escape.Police ranks further investigated the matter where Jarvis, the owner of Marlon’s and Sons Hotel, was arrested.The prosecutor further stated that police ranks were conducting an interview with Trotman when he received a call from Jarvis, who stated that he would bribe the police with $1.2 million for the drugs to be returned to him.Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan remanded Jarvis to prison and transferred the matter to Lethem Magistrate’s Court. The case will continue on April 18, 2019.last_img read more

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Overdue travelers found on Pine River

first_imgPhoto : The three overdue travelers (on the left) were rescued by Jason Gordon (far right) and Andrew Spencer (second from right) – Christine Rumleskie/Energeticcity.caThree men that were reported missing were found on the Pine River on Friday afternoon. The three relatives left the Taylor boat launch at around three o’clock Thursday afternoon. They were last seen in a red 20-foot river jet boat. The relatives told their family members that they were heading up the Pine River and were planning to be back at around 9 o’clock.- Advertisement -But, they failed to get in contact with their family. The group, who are all from the Charlie Lake area, hit a sandbar around a kilometre up the Pine River. The boat was stuck, so the three men camped out alongside the river. They said they didn’t get much sleep because of the storm, but they had plenty of food and water to sustain them through the night. The group says the built a campfire to keep them warm. On Friday morning, ground and air rescuers searched the area. Volunteer searchers Jason Gordon and Andrew Spencer ended up finding the group, and the group returned to Peace Island Park around 1 o’clock Friday afternoon. The identity of the travelers has not been released by the RCMP.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Senior men’s basketball team commence CBC training

first_imgThe Guyana Amateur Basketball Federation (GABF) has shortlisted 15 players to commence training at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall for the Senior Men’s Caribbean Basketball Confederation (CBC) Championships scheduled for Suriname.The men’s team which defeated Barbados 2-1 over the weekendThis squad which comprises mainly players who participated in the just-concluded best-of-three CBC warm-up series against Barbados Men’s will train from 19:00h on weekdays and from 07:00h on the weekends.The squad reads: Stanton Rose, Harold Adams, Orland Glasgow, Shaine Webster, Ray Victor, Anthony Moe, Travis Burnett, Felix Hamilton, Travis Belgrave, Denzel Devonish, Timothy Thompson, Akeem Crandon, Kevon Wiggins, Nikkoloi Smith and Terron Welch.The Head Coach is Junior Hercules; Dennis Clarke is the Assistant Manager/Assistant Coach while Jonas Anestal is the team’s Physiotherapist and Physical Conditioner. Nigel Hinds is the manager.The final team will be announced on Wednesday, June 20 and will depart for Suriname on Friday, June 22 and return to Guyana on Sunday, July 1.Meanwhile, the women’s team were named on Tuesday; they will compete in Suriname from June 15 to June 22 in the same event.last_img read more

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Why flu flourishes in cold, dry weather

first_img“We know one of the largest factors is kids in school; most of the major epidemics are traced to children,” said Dr. Jonathan McCullers, a flu researcher at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis. “But that still does not explain wintertime. We don’t see flu in September and October.” As for the crowding argument, McCullers said, “That never made sense.” People work all year round and crowd into buses, subways and airplanes, no matter what the season. Reading a paper published in 1919 in the Journal of the American Medical Association on the flu epidemic at Camp Cody in New Mexico, he came upon a key passage: “It is interesting to note that very soon after the epidemic of influenza reached this camp, our laboratory guinea pigs began to die.” At first, the study’s authors wrote, they thought the animals had died from food poisoning. But, they continued, “a necropsy on a dead pig revealed unmistakable signs of pneumonia.” Palese bought some guinea pigs and exposed them to the flu virus. Just as the paper suggested, they got the flu and spread it among themselves. So Palese and his colleagues began their experiments. By varying air temperature and humidity in the guinea pigs’ quarters, they discovered that transmission was excellent at 5 degrees Centigrade, or 41 degrees Fahrenheit. It declined as the temperature rose until, by 30 degrees Centigrade, or 86 degrees Fahrenheit, the virus was not transmitted at all. The virus was transmitted best at a low humidity, 20 percent, and not transmitted at all when the humidity reached 80 percent. The animals also released viruses nearly two days longer at 41 degrees Fahrenheit than at a typical room temperature of 20 degrees Centigrade, or 68 degrees Fahrenheit.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsAs long as flu has been recognized, people have asked, “why winter?” The very name, “influenza” is an Italian word that, some historians proposed, originated in the mid-eighteenth century as “influenza di freddo,” or “influence of the cold.” Flu season in northern latitudes is from November to March, the coldest months. In southern latitudes, it is from May until September. In the tropics, there is not much flu at all and no real flu season. There was no shortage of hypotheses. Some said flu came in winter because people are indoors; and children are in school, crowded together, getting the flu and passing it on to their families. Others proposed a diminished immune response because people make less vitamin D or melatonin when days are shorter. Others pointed to the direction of air currents in the upper atmosphere. But many scientists were not convinced. Researchers in New York believe they have solved one of the great mysteries of the flu: Why does the infection spread primarily in the winter months? The answer, they say, has to do with the virus itself. It is more stable and stays in the air longer when air is cold and dry, the exact conditions for much of the flu season. “Influenza virus is more likely to be transmitted during winter on the way to the subway than in a warm room,” said Dr. Peter Palese, a flu researcher who is professor and chairman of the microbiology department at Mount Sinai Medical College in New York and the lead author of the flu study. Palese published details of his findings in the Oct. 19 issue of PLoS Pathogens. The crucial hint that allowed him to do his study came from a paper published in the aftermath of the 1918 flu pandemic, when doctors were puzzling over why and how the virus had spread so quickly and been so deadly. last_img read more

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Transfer news: Watford star isn’t being distracted by rumours, insists agent

first_img Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star REVEALED REVEALED Latest Premier League Stories no dice Watford star Roberto Pereyra was Man of the Match for Argentina against Mexico. Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January tense Watford star Roberto Pereyra is not distracted by interest from Chelsea and Italy football clubs, according to his representative.The midfielder has been in fine form for the Hornets this season and he has already scored five Premier League goals. gameday cracker shining REAL DEAL Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City center_img Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won 1 whoops The 27-year-old’s performances have reportedly attracted interest from Chelsea, while clubs in Italy are tracking him too.But the Argentina international’s agent, Sergio Furlan, has moved to pour cold water on the idea of his client moving now.“The interest from top clubs is obviously pleasing, but right now he is only thinking about Watford,” Furlan told Tuttomercatoweb.“He wants to keep doing well for his team, but at the same time it’s normal that every player wants to improve his professional condition. Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card deals Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? huge blow Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury “He missed Italy a fair bit at first. He arrived in Udine when he was 20. The Pozzo family watched him grow, so there’s esteem between both parties.“He grew up in Serie A and won things at Juventus, so it’s obvious that he’s remained tied to Italy.”last_img read more

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DD Fitness: Belly fat and the dementia link

first_imgA new study on over 5000 Irish people has found that there is a link between excess belly fat and dementia.This come of the back of numerous previous studies that have linked being obese with other obesity-related diseases such as;• Heart disease• Certain cancers• Stroke• Diabetes• Gallstones• Osteoarthritis• Certain Breathing problems • And even Gout There has been an argument going around Online, on the different forums.The idea is that you can be overweight or obese and also fit and healthy.While you may be able to be Obese and fit for exercise, there is no doubt anymore that if you are overweight or obese, you ARE NOT healthy.In fact, the longer you spend in obesity, the higher your chances of contracting one or more obesity related diseases.I can sound like a broken record sometimes, but with over 50% of over 50-year olds being classed as ‘centrally obese’, where they are holding excess fat around their abdomen areas, the message has to keep being said. Dementia is on the rise. It is set to increase from 24.3 million in 2001 to 81.1 million by 2040.Obesity, as we already know is rising year on year.With this new study showing a direct correlation between the 2 of them, I think it is something that we need to be taking seriously.Taking action to combat the 2 can be as simple as becoming more active.Being more active has been shown to help brain function in older adults. This can be a mix of physical activity and cardiorespiratory fitness.Eating more fruit and veg, drinking more water, eating more protein and keeping carbs to healthier, wholefood sources can help to improve your diet and will help with your weight. Having a mix of exercise and good nutrition is the best way to help improve your health, weight and decrease your risks of obesity-related diseases.It doesn’t have to be excessively strict or over complicated, you just need to start slow and gradually build these better habits into your daily routine.Walking, cycling, swimming, hill walking, hiking, dancing and even cleaning the house can all be great ways to increase your activity levels and they are all free.The main thing is to start.So, get up, get a step tracker and start being more active throughout the day.Your body and mind will thank you for it.#leanin2018 DD Fitness: Belly fat and the dementia link was last modified: August 11th, 2018 by Emmet RusheShare 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)last_img read more

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