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Circus Spectators Treated After Gasoline Spills on Them

first_imgCircus officials closed down the area of the spill for decontamination, Oprandy said. The circus announcer didn’t say anything to the crowd about the spill, Olgivie said. “He just cleared them all out and went on with the show.”Olgivie said she and her family were not seriously affected by the gasoline spill. “We enjoyed ourselves immensely [and] had a wonderful time,” Ogilvie, who lives in Midlothian, wrote in an e-mail message. However, they went home with headaches after a motorcycle spilled gasoline on the driver’s face and on spectators in the front rows when the driver flipped twice while performing a stunt on a wire, she said. The driver, who was soaked with gasoline, was taken to VCU Medical Center, said Lt. Michael Oprandy, spokesman for Richmond Fire and EMS Services. RICHMOND, Va. — Noelle Ogilvie’s children, who are 5 and 7, had been ill with bronchitis for a week, so she took them to the circus for some fun Saturday. A spokeswoman for the circus said by email that the spill was caused by a mechanical malfunction, and officials are investigating what caused it. The motorcycle act that caused the spill was discontinued for the rest of the circus stay, which concludes today. The circus will then travel to Norfolk, where it will open Thursday. Six spectators were treated at the scene and released — “getting gasoline off people and flushing some of the gasoline off spectators’ eyes,” Oprandy said. Ogilvie and her family were several rows from the front, she said in a phone interview last night. “We got some gas [in our row],” she said. “The fumes were horrible.” Her mother joined them for the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus afternoon show at the Richmond Coliseum.last_img read more

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Whale Saves Drowning Diver

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore A beluga whale saved a drowning diver by hoisting her to the surface, carrying her leg in its mouth. While taking part in a diving competition in an aquarium, terrified Yang Yun thought she was going to die after her legs became paralysed by crippling cramps in the arctic temperatures. (Photos and story in the Daily Sun)  AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

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CSC to host collaborative research workshops

first_imgThe Center for Social Concerns (CSC) will host two Community-Based Research workshops for students interested in collaborating with community residents and organizations to conduct research projects. Naomi Penney, the CSC’s research collaboration liaison between Notre Dame and South Bend, will introduce the workshops, which will take place Thursday at 6 p.m. and Oct. 10, at 6:30 p.m. Senior Kaitlin Wegrzyn, a speaker at the workshops who has participated in community-based research, said the CSC is aiming to help students better understand what this type of research is about. “We’re trying to get more students involved in community-based research, and to kind of tell students what the differences between community-based research and academic research are,” she said. “We also want to offer them a student’s perspective.” Wegrzyn is currently collaborating with South Bend residents through No Parent Left Behind, a non-profit organization that holds workshops for parents to learn how to be involved in their child’s education. Her job focuses on finding out what parents learned from the workshops and how they can be improved, Wegrzyn said. “We’re going through and doing qualitative research on all the focus group transcripts that parents completed after they went to the workshop,” she said. “I’m working directly with another parent that went through the program. We’re working to go through them together and coding it together.” Senior Luke Horvath, a student assistant for Penney who will also speak at the workshops, said he became involved with community-based research when he participated in an International Summer Service Learning Program this past summer in Uganda. “Notre Dame has a partnership with a university to run development projects like community gardens and things like that,” he said. “I was conducting research about saving SILC [Savings and Internal Lending Communities] groups, groups of people in the community who come together and pool their savings.” Community-based research projects aim to help community organizations that have identified research needs, Horvath said. Participating South Bend organizations include Memorial Hospital of South Bend, where students can work on child development projects, and the Center for the Homeless, where students work with residents of the shelter to develop research projects together. “It’s rigorous research, it has surveys and different methods that go along with it,” Horvath said. “It’s just a different way of going about it, to utilize the relations in the community to get the information that professional researchers might not be able to get because they don’t have relations within the community.” The workshops will discuss the differences between community-based research and academic research and the role of the former in the community. After, Wegrzyn and Horvath will discuss their own experiences in the field. “We’re going to talk about what things we’ve learned from community-based research that we wouldn’t have necessarily have learned just working in a lab or working in a research apprenticeship through our majors,” Wegrzyn said. The key is to begin with a question from the community, Wegrzyn said, to accomplish a genuine need for the community. “It’s not just giving service hours to help people and see the outcome immediately,” she said. “You’re working directly with them through a research process and using different methods to figure out what you’re trying to accomplish.”last_img read more

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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat to Receive 50th Anniversary Concert at Lincoln Center

first_img Joseph isn’t the only one whose dreams are coming true. New York audiences will be treated to a 50th anniversary concert staging of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s beloved musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat next year. Presented by Manhattan Concert Productions, the presentation will appear at Lincoln Center’s David Geffen Hall on February 17, 2020 at 8:00pm.Marking the 50th anniversary of the 1970 amateur stage productions that gave Joseph its first life, the concert will feature a chorus of more than 200 singers from across the United States, a star-studded cast and creative team and the New York City Chamber Orchestra.Told entirely through song with the help of a narrator, the musical follows the story of Jacob’s favorite son, Joseph, and his eleven brothers. After being sold into slavery by the brothers, he ingratiates himself with Egyptian noble Potiphar, but ends up in jail after refusing the advances of Potiphar’s wife. While imprisoned, Joseph discovers his ability to interpret dreams, and he soon finds himself in front of the mighty but troubled showman, the Pharaoh. As Joseph strives to resolve Egypt’s famine, he becomes Pharaoh’s right-hand man and eventually reunites with his family.Featuring music by Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Rice, the show features songs that have gone on to become pop and musical-theater standards, including “Any Dream Will Do,” “Close Every Door to Me,” “Jacob and Sons,” “There’s One More Angel in Heaven” and “Go Go Go Joseph.”Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat joins MCP’s previous Broadway Series concert performances, which includes star-packed presentations of The Scarlet Pimpernel, Broadway Classics in Concert, Crazy for You, The Secret Garden, Parade, Titanic, The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Ragtime.Cast and creative team for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat will be announced at a later date. View Comments Production art for Manhattan Concert Productions’ “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”last_img read more

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Phoenix proves ‘most resilient condo market’ in wake of COVID-19

first_imgLeading multifamily developer Optima is capitalizing on the resilient Phoenix condo market as the newest tower within its $500 million Optima Kierland development, 7180 Optima Kierland, is now 85 percent sold as it averages 4.5 sales per month, making it among the top two fastest-selling luxury condominium developments on the West Coast.As the housing market in Arizona continues strong sales in 2020 with healthy annual price increases and substantial sales volume, the multifamily market echoes similar success. 7180 Optima Kierland leads the Arizona condominium market, averaging 4.5 sales per month since January 2020, which is approximately five times greater than the rest of the market where a typical new condominium development averages only 0.89 sales per month.“Of the eight West Coast condo markets we track, Phoenix has proven to be the most resilient in the wake of COVID-19 and 7180 Optima Kierland stands out as the fastest-selling condominium community in the state of Arizona,” said Paul Zeger, partner of Polaris Pacific, a leading sales and marketing brokerage that tracks condominium market trends. “Compared to other urban cores such as Los Angeles and San Francisco, the Phoenix-metro market stayed more active during the months of the pandemic. Therefore, the area’s growth can be seen more like a continuation of pre-COVID trends rather than merely a rebound from depressed spring and summer sales volumes that many other West Coast cities had to overcome.”With only 32 residences remaining for sale priced from the $500Ks to over $2 million, 7180 Optima Kierland is comprised of 202 thoughtfully designed, one-, two- and three-bedroom homes, plus a collection of premium penthouses perched atop the highest floor that will be unveiled in March 2021.The biggest draw for buyers has been the array of lavish amenities, both on the rooftop and the ground level. Set atop the 12th floor is the spectacular Sky Deck, which was designed with a negative-edge view, with the railings lowered just beyond the sightline, so the eye goes straight to the vistas beyond and gives the sensation of floating above the city. The Sky Deck offers residents Arizona’s first residential rooftop running track, a heated lap pool with built-in seating areas, spa and a cold-plunge pool; a steam room, sauna and hydrotherapy areas; an outdoor theater, fire pit seating areas, an indoor/outdoor yoga studio and a full kitchen and entertaining spaces with barbecues, covered bar and counter seating with large flat-screen TVs.The ground-floor amenity offering is Club One, which includes an indoor/outdoor fitness center with state-of-the-art cardio and fitness equipment, free weights and a yoga studio; a steam room, massage room, sauna, cold plunge pool and spa; barbecues, fire pits, lounge areas and an outdoor fitness area; a covered dog park and dog wash; a game room with a golf simulator, table tennis and billiards; a party room with a chef’s catering kitchen and outdoor entertaining space; basketball/pickle ball, squash and bocce ball courts; a lounge area with seating, TVs and a coffee and tea bar; a theater room with a large-screen display and a business center and conference room.Among the building’s most unmistakable features is it’s next-generation vertical landscape system, with self-containing irrigation and drainage that enables a palette of vibrantly colored plants at the edge of each floor to grow both up and over the building. 7180 Optima Kierland displays the next evolution of Optima’s award-winning, green-building design created by David Hovey, Jr., AIA, president and principal architect of Optima. Optima is known for cutting-edge, residential buildings that have been nationally and internationally recognized with over 75 prestigious awards for the company’s commitment to design, innovation and sustainability.“We are happy with the sales success thus far at 7180 Optima Kierland. Despite the pandemic and the challenges it presented, we have seen continued strong demand in the market for this type of design-centric, amenity-driven living,” said Optima President David Hovey, Jr., AIA. “Many of our new homeowners, especially in recent months, are transplants to Arizona or second home buyers and we think that this trend will continue as people are drawn to our state for its strong economy, job market and year-round sunshine.”7180 Optima Kierland presides over a six acre, lushly landscaped oasis and is mere steps from the dining, shopping and nightlife of Kierland Commons and Scottsdale Quarter. While the residential enclave is at the center of the city’s bustling core, it is also set against a captivating desert backdrop with immediate access to the country’s top golf courses, spas, hiking and biking trails.For more information about 7180 Optima Kierland, to arrange a private tour of the four models or to experience the community virtually, visit Optima-Kierland.com.last_img read more

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Researchers report 21% COVID-19 co-infection rate

first_imgA research letter published yesterday in JAMA found that rates of COVID-19 co-infections with other respiratory pathogens are 21%, higher than previously thought, suggesting that identification of another pathogen may not rule out the presence of the novel coronavirus.Also, a letter yesterday in the Annals of Internal Medicine detailing survey results on 272 primary care physicians in Lombardy, Italy, who cared for about 400,000 COVID-19 patients found that 40% had symptoms suggestive of the disease, and most had to buy their own personal protective equipment (PPE) and educate themselves on coronavirus management.Co-infection rate higher than thoughtEarly in the pandemic, reports from China indicated that co-infection of COVID-19 and other respiratory pathogens was uncommon, suggesting that patients who tested positive for other pathogens could be assumed to not have the novel coronavirus.Also, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended testing for other respiratory pathogens, saying that confirmation could help rule out COVID-19 amid the lack of widely available testing.In the JAMA letter, Stanford University researchers performed real-time reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction for COVID-19 and other respiratory pathogens on nose and throat swabs from 1,206 symptomatic patients from multiple sites in northern California from Mar 3 to 25.Some sites tested the specimens for COVID-19 as well as influenza A and B, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), non–COVID-19 coronaviruses, adenovirus, parainfluenza 1 through 4, human metapneumovirus, rhinovirus/enterovirus, Chlamydia pneumoniae, and Mycoplasma pneumoniae.They found that, of the 116 specimens that tested positive for COVID-19, 24 (20.7%) were positive for at least one other pathogen, versus 294 of the 1,101 specimens (26.7%) negative for the novel coronavirus (difference, 6.0 percentage points [95% confidence interval (CI), –2.3 to 14.3]).The most common co-infections included rhinovirus/enterovirus (6.9%), RSV (5.2%), and non–COVID-19 coronaviruses (4.3%). None of the differences in rates of non–COVID-19 pathogens between specimens positive and negative for the novel coronavirus was statistically significant (P < .05).Of 318 samples positive for at least one pathogen that was not SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, 24 (7.5%) were also positive for the novel coronavirus. Of 899 samples negative for other pathogens, 92 (10.2%) were positive for SARS-CoV-2 (difference, 2.7 percentage points [95% CI, –1.0 to 6.4])."These results suggest that routine testing for non–SARS-CoV-2 respiratory pathogens during the COVID-19 pandemic is unlikely to provide clinical benefit unless a positive result would change disease management (eg, neuraminidase inhibitors for influenza in appropriate patients)," the authors said.Unprepared, unprotected doctors in ItalyIn the Annals of Internal Medicine letter, researchers from Humanitas University in Milan, Italy, describe how hospital overcrowding and inadequate PPE and training put healthcare workers—particularly frontline general practitioners (GPs)—at high risk for COVID-19. As of Apr 8, more than 6,000 Italian medical workers had been infected, and 94 physicians had died, including more than 20 GPs in Lombardy.Of the 272 GPs responding to the survey, 108 (38.7%) reported having symptoms of COVID-19 during January to March. Fifty-four (50.0%) had respiratory symptoms, 54 (50.0%) had gastrointestinal symptoms, and 31 (28.7%) had both.Of those with gastrointestinal symptoms, 77.8% had diarrhea for 3 days or less, and about half of those with respiratory symptoms said their symptoms lasted at least 7 days.Only 18 (6.6%) had a throat swab taken to test for COVID-19, half of them because they had symptoms (8.3% of all 108 symptomatic GPs). Only 2 swabs were positive, 1 in a GP with respiratory symptoms and 1 with only diarrhea.Of the GPs, 125 (46.0%) had one or more contacts with a patient with confirmed COVID-19, and 76.0% of the patients they referred to the hospital with symptoms suggestive of the novel coronavirus were positive for it. In response to the pandemic, 238 GPs (87.5%) changed how they delivered patient care, with 73.1% doing so via phone calls, 24.4% with telemedicine, and 2.1% with other methods.The vast majority (264 [97.1%]) adopted ways to avoid patient overcrowding at their clinic. Only 46% said that their local health department gave them PPE, including surgical masks (94.4%), gloves (92.0%), disposable respirators (16.0%), and hand sanitizer (33.6%). Most (84.6%) had to buy their own PPE, and only 18.4% could give PPE to patients in their waiting rooms.Only 85 GPs (31.3%) received training on COVID-19 management, 67.1% through online sources and 32.9% through courses or meetings. Of the GPs, 3.5% received the training in January, 44.7% in February, and 51.8% in March. The other 187 GPs prepared themselves, 48.7% with medical journals, 28.9% with online courses, 11.8% with leaflets and newsletters from the Ministry of Health or local health departments, and 10.6% through the mass media.One-third said that the PPE given to them was insufficient, 12.0% that the training was inadequate, 7.0% that diagnostic tests should be more available, and 18.0% that communication and coordination with health departments and institutions need improvement.The study "provides early insight into the urgent need to test and isolate at least symptomatic GPs to prevent community spread, provide necessary and adequate PPE to all GPs to protect them from COVID-19 during their daily work, and educate GPs and provide clear guidance on how to manage patients during the COVID-19 outbreak," the authors wrote.last_img read more

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‘The Glitter Girls’ Offers Good Entertainment

first_imgLighting Director Ken Milder, left, discusses a technical detail with Director Kathi Collins during rehearsal for ‘The Glitter Girls’. Photo by Rich HassmanReview By BONNIE J. GORDONLos Alamos Daily [email protected] Alamos Little Theater’s production of “The Glitter Girls”, opened Friday, March 6 and will continue at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through March 21, with a matinee at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 15.Santa Fe playwright and Tennessee native Mark Dunn gives us a Southern fried comedy in which Trudy Tromaine wants to give $16 million of her fortune to one of the members of her ad hoc sorority, “The Glitter Girls”.She wants the group themselves to decide which “girl” gets the “glitter”.Of course much fighting and backstabbing ensues, most of it funny and some of it touching.The Glitter Girls care about each other (well mostly) in spite of their faults. The play is a combination of “Steel Magnolias” and “Survivor”.Pat Beck plays Trudy, who is in it for the fun, but also wants to control and test her friends.In a part that isn’t always likable, Beck does a good job bringing out Trudy’s pazazz as well as her mean streak.John Gustafson is another good actor with a challenging role. He plays Trudy’s maid, Arpege Lacroix, a man who is disguising himself as a woman to evade discovery. Gustafson brings heart to the over the top Arpege. His costumes are great and he can walk in heels! He’s funny without being ridiculous.Also good is Andee Baker who plays everyone’s favorite teacher, Mayvonne Rausch. Her civility and even handedness come through in Baker’s portrayal.Valerie Lawdensky (as Patty Wesley) and Alexander Nunn (as Charlie Seaburn), children standing in for Glitter Girl moms, are charming as young lovers, discovering that the other one likes them back.Julia Mundt plays Flossie Price, a back-woodsy reminder of Trudy’s past. She gets a lot of funny lines and clearly has a heart of gold, which Mundt captures. The rest of the Glitter Girls do a good job with their characters as well.Jonelle Duvall as the kind if slutty Valerie Fairhope, Jeanne Adkins as the sharp-tongued Mamie Ewing, and Gwen Lewis as the warm-hearted if slightly dull-witted Corrine Culvert all bring some sparkle to their roles. Honorary Glitter Girl Dowd Foster is played by Michael Adkins with a lot of heart and a touch of bashfulness.Able direction by Kathi Collins, keeps the action moving. The play is a bit long, so this is appreciated.Some of my favorite bits were the Jeopardy music that plays during the voting and other musical touches.If you need a few laughs, and who doesn’t these days, head on over to the LALT’s performance space for an evening of fun with “The Glitter Girls”.last_img read more

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PM Chastenet implements monthly payment for eligible persons

first_img Oct 16, 2020 (St. Lucia News Online) Prime Minister Allen Chastanet announced Wednesday that temporary income support will be provided to contributors and non-contributors of the National Insurance Corporation (NIC) and a monthly allowance for persons who lost their jobs due to COVID-19. Starting April 1, 2020, Prime Minister Chastanet said NIC contributors will receive a monthly payment of between $500 and $1,500, relative to their salaries, for three months “in the first instance”. CARPHA Partners with, PAHO to Ensure Caribbean States’… To be eligible, persons had to have paid contributions to the fund for at least one month prior to February 2020, became unemployed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and must not have been in receipt of other benefits from the NIC, Chastanet said. CMO says Saint Lucia at critical stage of COVID-19 outbreak He made the disclosure during an address to the nation which detailed phase one of the Saint Lucia government’s ‘Social Stabilization Programme — a response to the impact of COVID-19 on Saint Lucia. Six Eastern Caribbean countries deemed safe for travel – CDC center_img Oct 16, 2020 More at St Lucia News Online Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Related Posts The NIC allowance is estimated to cost between $33 million and $80 million over a three-month period, depending on the number of eligible persons, the prime minister said. Oct 16, 2020 Saint Lucia police to enforce COVID-19 laws, three CARICOM countries record deathsStory via CMC – The Saint Lucia government Monday warned that the police would adopt a zero tolerance approach to enforcing protocols aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) that have been linked to deaths in Guyana, the Bahamas and Belize over the past 24 hours. Prime Minister…October 13, 2020In “General”St. Lucia Government unveils multi-million dollar economic recovery planThe St. Lucia government has unveiled an EC$579.3 million (One EC dollar=US$0.37 cents) Economic Recovery and Resilience Plan as the island deals with the impact of the coronavirus (COCVID-19) that affected 22 people and brought about a shutdown of the local economy. Prime Minister Allen Chastanet, who is also the…July 14, 2020In “General”St. Lucia – Government to outline new recovery plan post COVID-19CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Jul 8, CMC – The St. Lucia government Wednesday said it would present an economic recovery and resilience plan for the island on Sunday. In a statement, the government said that Prime Minister Allen Chastanet said that the plan was part of his administration’s structured and long…July 9, 2020In “General”Share this on WhatsApplast_img read more

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Mechel invests in oxygen converter – costs and benefits revealed

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