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Tuberculosis-stricken man arrested after refusing treatment

first_img 43 Views   no discussions Tweet Sharing is caring! HealthInternationalLifestylePrint Tuberculosis-stricken man arrested after refusing treatment by: – July 30, 2014 Sharecenter_img FRESNO, California (AP) — A California man who disappeared after refusing treatment for tuberculosis, which can be contagious and spreads by coughing or sneezing, was found and arrested on charges of refusing to comply with health officials, a prosecutor said Tuesday.Eduardo Rosas Cruz, 25, was arrested late Monday in Kern County, San Joaquin County Deputy District Attorney Stephen Taylor said. Before Rosas Cruz can be sent back to San Joaquin County, he has to be medically cleared, which could take weeks, Taylor said.Authorities last week obtained an arrest warrant for Rosas Cruz, saying he was diagnosed with tuberculosis in March after going to San Joaquin General Hospital’s emergency room with a severe cough.Medical staff at the hospital told him to stay in a Stockton motel room, where a health worker would deliver his medication and watch him take it. But he left, officials said.The criminal complaint charges Rosas Cruz with one misdemeanour count of refusing to comply with a tuberculosis order.Rosas Cruz is a transient and comes from an area of Mexico known for a drug-resistant strain of TB, authorities said.He was arrested on the San Joaquin County warrant during a traffic stop in Lamont, a community about 15 miles southeast of Bakersfield, said Ray Pruitt, a spokesman for the Kern County Sheriff’s Office. Officers took him to the Kern Medical Centre in Bakersfield.Rosas Cruz needs to undergo testing to determine if he is still contagious, health officials have said. If untreated, tuberculosis can be deadly.The goal of prosecuting a tuberculosis patient through the criminal courts is not to punish him, but to protect the public, Taylor said.In court papers filed in support of the warrant, public health officials said Rosas Cruz resisted treatment from the start. He also used crack cocaine and methamphetamine, officials said. He could develop the drug-resistant strain if he hasn’t already, they said.By law, health officials can’t force a patient to be treated for tuberculosis, but officials can use the courts to isolate the patient from the public. That is when officials offer treatment.Associated Press Share Sharelast_img read more

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Brown happy to be back

first_img Brown was harshly given his marching orders in last weekend’s 2-0 defeat at the Britannia Stadium when his sliding tackle on Charlie Adam was deemed worthy of a straight red by referee Kevin Friend. Sunderland appealed against the decision, as well as the three-match ban that would have gone with it, and the Football Association duly confirmed that the sending-off had been overturned. Press Association “Everyone goes through spells when they find it hard,” the Scot said. “That’s tough, then you make a decision do you bring him off, or you don’t start him. But you’re doing it for the benefit of him as well. “He’ll come through it, honestly. You can never guarantee anybody anything. But, as a footballer, he’ll definitely come through it.” And fellow Villa forward Gabriel Agbonlahor has also backed Benteke to turn around his form sooner rather than later. “I’ve been through it before when I’ve played as a striker,” he said. “You go through these spells when you feel like everyone’s on your back, the goals don’t come. But Christian’s a quality player, he’s got a big, strong personality and the goals will come. “It’s down to us as a team to keep creating the chances for him.” Wes Brown was happy to be able to play his part in Sunderland’s goalless draw at Aston Villa having seen his controversial red card at Stoke rescinded upon appeal. That cleared the way for centre-back Brown to line up on Saturday at Villa Park, where he helped Sunderland keep a clean sheet and climb off the foot of the Barclays Premier League table with only their second away point of the season. Speaking about an eventful past 10 days, Brown said: “They looked at it and it has been rescinded so I’m all happy now and we can move on. “Obviously, I didn’t think it was a sending-off. I’ve watched it a few times now and I still think I won the ball and my two feet were on the floor. “But it was a decision and the referee has either not seen it or seen it late and we have to get on with it now.” Brown and central defensive partner John O’Shea kept Villa striker Christian Benteke quiet all afternoon as his goal drought stretched into a seventh successive game. Since returning from a month on the sidelines with a hip injury, the Belgium international has looked a shadow of the player who scored five goals in his first five games of this season to add to the 23 he bagged last term. An uninspiring performance against the Black Cats ended when Benteke was substituted before full-time, to a murmur of ironic cheers from the home faithful. But Villa boss Paul Lambert has backed his prized asset to come good. last_img read more

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New Edubiase CEO bans ‘sports caller’ from the club

first_imgNew Edubiase Chief Executive Officer,Abdul Salam Yakubu have barred serial caller Michael Asante popularly known ‘Phobia Nyamegya’ from speaking on behalf of the club on various media platforms with immediate effectThe frequent sports caller is known to promote activities of the Ghana Premier League side on every opportunity he gets on the various media platforms. This act has convinced some section of the public to believe he is an appointed officer of the club which Yakubu has rubbishedThe CEO  is therefore urging various media organizations to withdraw such privileges to the Asante“New Edubiase has not appointed Michael Asante ” Phobian Nyamegya” to speak on behalf of the club on various media platforms,” in a release“He is not an appointed official of the club and therefore should not be considered as such. “I urge all media organizations not to offer the platform to Phobia Nyamegya to speak on issues regarding New Edubiase.”last_img read more

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Yu Darvish explains his peculiar quirk

first_imgLOS ANGELES >> Fans arriving early to Dodger Stadium this weekend might have noticed the 6-foot-5 left-hander playing catch in a Yu Darvish jersey. That isn’t the newest southpaw to join the roster. That’s Darvish.Darvish, who will make his first home start for his new team Wednesday against the Chicago White Sox, has been playing catch left-handed for years.“I’m just having fun,” he said through his interpreter. “Sometimes you have nothing to do out there. I’m just playing with it. It’s like when you don’t hit much but sometimes you get to hit; that’s fun, right? This is the same thing. I’m having fun with it.”Every pitcher has his quirks. Kenta Maeda gets loose before every game by waving his arms over his lead like a freestyle swimmer. Alex Wood swings his arms around and around between innings in the dugout. Clayton Kershaw schedules his game-day routine down to the minute, scripting such details as the sequence and locations of his pitches in the bullpen. None of them has the skill (or at least the courage) to warm up with their opposite hand. This isn’t common among pitchers from Japan, either, Maeda said. The habit is unique to Darvish.Maybe it’s no surprise that Darvish is still doing it in his new uniform. It seems his routine has changed little, if at all, since the Dodgers acquired him from the Texas Rangers in a deadline-day trade for three prospects.“I just have to take it day by day,” he said. “I don’t want to be that guy who’s bad in this really good rotation. I don’t want to be the bad pitcher.”Hatcher to OaklandThe Dodgers traded pitcher Chris Hatcher to the Oakland A’s for $500,000 in international signing bonus pool money. Hatcher, 0-1 with a 4.66 ERA in 26 appearances this season, had just been activated from the disabled list Sunday. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img “You look at the depth that we have, the bullpen, the arms – to get Hatch innings was going to be hard to come by,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. “To give him an opportunity to go to Oakland, a team that had a lot of injuries, gives Chris a new opportunity to pitch innings.”Hatcher was acquired along with Austin Barnes and Kiké Hernandez in the trade that sent Dee Gordon to the Miami Marlins in Dec. 2014. The right-hander appeared in 116 games as a Dodger, including four in the postseason.The trade opened a roster spot for utility player Rob Segedin, who was summoned from his minor league rehabilitation assignment with Triple-A Oklahoma City. Segedin had not played since April because of injuries to his foot and wrist. He’s appeared in two games with the Dodgers this season, going 1 for 4.Injury updatesFirst baseman Adrian Gonzalez (back) appeared in his fifth rehabilitation game with Class-A Rancho Cucamonga on Tuesday, serving as the Quakes’ designated hitter. Roberts said Gonzalez will fly with the team to Detroit on Thursday, but his date of activation – Friday, Saturday or Sunday – is to be determined.Pitcher Grant Dayton (neck stiffness) and outfielder Franklin Gutierrez could both begin minor league rehabilitation assignments soon, Roberts said.Gutierrez has effectively been day-to-day ever since June 24, depending on the severity of the symptoms of the autoimmune disorder. The Dodgers could afford to be patient with Gutierrez while they extended their major league-leading record, and parked Gutierrez on the 60-day disabled list. Because he hasn’t played a game in nearly two months, Gutierrez will need a rehab assignment before he can return.“When you look at the minor league schedule, the days are counting down so we’ve got to get him out there at some point,” Roberts said. “Grant’s the same.”Clayton Kershaw (back) is scheduled to throw two simulated innings today, his first opportunity to face live hitters since he went on the disabled list July 24.last_img read more

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ROC launches “Combating Sexual Violence” kit

first_imgBy Ramona LuthiThe Rights of Children (ROC) organisation on Monday launched a new “Combating Sexual Violence in Indigenous Communities” kit at the National Library.The programme was hosted by ROC Coordinator Larry Carryl, in the presence of Education Ministry advisor Cheryl Sampson; senior social worker of the Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Ministry, Pauline Welch, and a group of teachers from the Cyril Potter College of Education (CPCE).According to Carryl, ROC is currently focused on the issue of sexual harassment, primarily in secondary schools. He relayed that since the organisation’s establishment in 1998, the “Everyday Ordeals” kit had been created to educate persons on the common misconceptions of rape, and other initiatives have been undertaken to combat racial stigma and violence against women in general.Carryl highlighted that the current project, “Combating Sexual Violence in Indigenous Communities” was initiated in 2015, with theThe “Combating Sexual Violence in Indigenous Communities” training kitassistance of the Australian Government through a programme titled, “The Direct Aid”.In that programme, funding was provided for ROC to engage in a series of visits to hinterland indigenous communities that were negatively affected by mining. Carryl remarked that the sole objective of the project was to investigate and get a direct understanding of the impact miners had on the residents, specifically “school aged” females.“What we found during the course of the project was that Lethem is not so heavily affected by mining, but there are areas such as Barmita, Port Kaituma, Mahdia and Bartica, which really had adverse effects. So what we did – we went into these communities and we engaged not only the schoolchildren, but also the residents in the community to get a sense of what was wrong. Interviews were held, workshop training programmes for children, all of that was geared to produce this kit,” the ROC Coordinator said.It was pointed out that the purpose of the kit was to educate and develop responses towards the issue of sexual harassment in indigenous communities, since it contained numerous solutions which can be adopted by persons and shared by teachers in secondary schools.“It creates a mechanism whereby conversations can be had on the issue of sexual harassment and sexual violence in indigenous communities,” the ROC said.Speaking on behalf of the Education Minister, Cheryl Sampson expressed her appreciation for the launching of the training kit and the teachers who opted to participate in promoting the contents of the kit to students and members of the indigenous community. She also noted that alcohol played a major part in the sexual harassment of females.“Congratulations on producing this kit that these young teachers, when they go back to their communities, can use to help younger children, because if we do it right at the beginning, I’m sure that they would become more mature adults and they would better understand,” she stated.Adding to the discussion, Welch, on behalf of the Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Minister, voiced that sexual violence was not only a social issue but a public health problem that may have long and short-term consequences.She pointed out that large-scale mining was one of the reasons the hinterland region was severely affected by sexual violence, domestic violence, alcohol abuse and suicide.“With these activities, all of the employment, all of the skills that are needed to conduct these activities are not adequately supplied by persons living in the hinterlands and so you would have an influx of persons from the coastal region, seeking employment and with them comes a different culture and behaviours. And, of course, a lot of them are men who are away from their family and so this is where the whole issue of sexual violence comes in,” Welch noted.Teachers of the Training College welcomed the introduction of the “Combating Sexual Violence in Indigenous Communities” training kit and expressed enthusiasm about sharing the knowledge therein.last_img read more

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North Union FFA Members receive recognition from Ohio House of Representatives

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Caleb Isler, North Union FFA ReporterThe North Union FFA National Agronomy team champion team of Avery Zwayer, Dean Wolfe, Joel Krebehenne and Kaylee Smith along with National FFA Science Fair second place winner Bailee Amstutz, were honored by Ohio House Representative Tracy Richardson, representing the 86th district, on the floor of the Ohio House.  Bailee and the agronomy team received accommodations for their hard work and success in agriculture. As the North Union FFA Chapter continues to empower and educate the agricultural leaders of the future, the chapter looks forward to even more of FFA members receiving similar recognition.last_img read more

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A mouthful of tricolour dishes

first_imgThis Independence Day, restaurants in the national capital are offering a taste of patriotism with ‘tricolour’ dishe. Cheesecakes to chocolate brownies and hara kababs to achaari paneer tikka, mouth-watering delicacies will be served in colours of the national flag– saffron, white and green.Like at Zing in The Metropolitan Hotel where one can enjoy a sumptuous three-course tricolour meal.Relish kulfi, a thali and mocktail – all sporting green, white and saffron colours and priced at Rs.1,200 plus taxes.”We love our country and want our guests — be it Indians or foreigners — to remember and celebrate the day through the food,” said Rajesh Khanna, the hotel’s head of food and beverage. “Last year too, we had a colourful menu to salute the Indian flag,” Khanna told IANS.At Royal China, an unlimited and colourful dimsum brunch is on offer. One can relish steamed prawn dumplings with coriander, vegetarian dumplings, mushroom buns and seafood dumplings in the three colours and wash them down with Chinese tea.The restaurant is also offering a special chocolate brownie with chocolate sauce in tricolour. The menu is priced at Rs.1,350 per person plus taxes.”We were looking for a special theme on Independence Day and the tricolour theme was the best. Last year we introduced ‘tricolour’ dishes and mocktails while this year, chocolate brownies in the three colours are the highlight,” says Eric Khoo Thium, the chef.”Giving such offers on important days helps us fetch footfalls. It also allows us to participate in the patriotic fervour,” he says.Khaaja Chowk restaurant too is celebrating Aug 15 with special vegetarian and non-vegetarian kebab boxes– each carrying 20 pieces. Vegetarians can enjoy hara kababs and achaari paneer tikka priced at Rs.549 plus taxes.Those who love non-vegetarian dishes can try galauti kababs, murg malai tikka and chicken tikka and many more for Rs.649 plus taxes.Blues bar and restaurant is not only offering a tricolour menu but also a ‘tricolour’ ambience. It serves ‘tricolour’ lasagne, chilli chicken with steam rice, non-vegetarian pasta with arrabiata, bolognaise sauce, garlic bread and biryani. The decor of the place has been changed to match the day’s mood. It is offering 60 percent discount on the menu.”We have done up the place with kites and balloons in tricolour to give the visitor a patriotic feel,” says Sammir Chawla, the bar and restaurant’s owner. Those who have a sweet tooth, Mocha has tricolour cheesecakes, priced at Rs.150 plus taxes.advertisementlast_img read more

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10 months agoBenitez warns Newcastle: We must buy in January

first_imgBenitez warns Newcastle: We must buy in Januaryby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United boss Rafa Benitez says it’s critical they have a busy January market.The Magpies are about to narrow down their shortlist and have checked out players like Ritsu Doan of Groningen and Atlanta United star Miguel Almiron ahead of the winter trading period.Benitez said: “They (the current team) are doing well but you can still improve on little things.”Against Huddersfield was very clear, with a couple of little details we would have had more chances.”Credit to the players they are doing a fantastic job.”But still we have to improve and if we can have people coming in even better.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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10 months agoSamir Nasri pleased with winning West Ham debut

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Samir Nasri pleased with winning West Ham debutby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSamir Nasri was pleased with his debut for West Ham’s FA Cup win over Birmingham City.Nasri impressed during an hour-long debut.“I’m happy to get my first minutes in the West Ham shirt, but most important was the team performance and winning 2-0, keeping a clean sheet,” he said. “That was the goal today and that’s what we did.“It was important to not let Birmingham get into the game with confidence, so we pushed from the start and scoring the goal that early made everyone more comfortable on the ball and able to play our football. “The coach rotated the squad and had young players in the team, so it was important to score an early goal for everyone to be a little more free on the ball.“It was a tricky game, because they didn’t want to do anything with the ball, but when they had it they played that long ball and tried to catch us on the break.“I felt good, honestly I thought I would struggle a little more with the rhythm as my last game was 13 months ago.“I’m just relieved that everything is now behind me and happy about those first 58 minutes. It was good and I’m just looking forward to the next game.” last_img read more

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The March Of The Penguins Shouldnt Be This Difficult

It wasn’t easy, but the Pittsburgh Penguins kept their bid for a second-consecutive Stanley Cup alive on Thursday night, surviving the surprising Ottawa Senators with a double-overtime win in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals. On paper, there was little reason to think the Sens would pose much of a threat to the defending champs, let alone take them into the 85th minute of Game 7. But that’s the way things have been for Pittsburgh all playoffs long.Chris Kunitz’s game-winning goal saved Pittsburgh from what would have been the biggest conference-finals upset since 1996, when the Florida Panthers knocked off a very different version of the Penguins. According to Hockey-Reference.com’s Simple Rating System (SRS), Pittsburgh ranked fourth in the league during the regular season (0.59 goals per game better than average), while Ottawa ranked a distant 18th (0.01 goals per game below average).1In 1996, the Pens ranked third and the Panthers ranked eighth, though the gap between the two teams — 0.6 goals — was just as big as the gap between Pittsburgh and Ottawa this season.It was the second series in a row that Pittsburgh has been taken the distance by its opponent, after Washington pushed them to seven games in the conference semifinal. To their credit, the Penguins weathered each onslaught; they even outgunned the Sens by 45 combined shots in the East final, including 49 over the series’ final four games. But Pittsburgh has also been living dangerously. Its even-strength possession metrics over the entire playoffs are not as good as they were during last year’s run to the Cup final, nor do they compare well with the postseason numbers of the Penguins’ upcoming opponent, the Nashville Predators.The Preds didn’t play particularly great hockey during the regular season — they ranked 13th in SRS (in part because brilliant defenseman P.K. Subban missed 16 games with an injury). But they’ve saved their best work for the playoffs, where they rank second in possession rate (Pittsburgh is 12th out of 16 teams) and first in SRS2Playoff SRS is calculated by adjusting each team’s playoff goal differential for the regular-season SRS ratings of the teams they’ve played, with a home-ice advantage adjustment to account for where each game was played. (Pittsburgh is second). Pittsburgh was better in the regular season, but Nashville’s been the hotter team of late.So which situation would you rather be in, heading into next week’s series? Intuition might say it’s better to be the comparatively less worn-down Preds, rolling with the more impressive postseason stats. But history suggests otherwise. Going back to 1988,3The earliest season of data in Hockey-Reference’s indispensable game finder tool. there have been 14 cases in which one Stanley Cup finalist had the better regular-season SRS, but its opponent had the superior SRS in the playoffs leading up to the final.414 other times, SRS from both the regular season and postseason agreed who the better team was; those clear favorites won their series 79 percent of the time. Of those, the better regular-season team won the Cup nine times (64 percent). And that’s not even considering that the Penguins’ regular-season edge was slightly wider than the typical favorite’s, or that they’ll have home-ice advantage in the final.If we’ve learned anything about the Penguins these playoffs, it’s that they rarely make things easy. (And if we’ve learned anything about the NHL since 1998, it’s that repeating as a champion is really hard.) But a grueling, complicated postseason run isn’t necessarily a handicap in the Stanley Cup Final, if you’ve had a championship track record all season long. read more

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