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Jury instruction panel needs members

first_imgJury instruction panel needs members May 15, 2009 Regular News J ury instruction panel needs membersThe Florida Supreme Court Committee on Standard Jury Instructions in Civil Cases is seeking applicants for vacancies to be considered at the committee’s July meeting.Judges and attorneys interested in applying may obtain an application at www.floridasupremecourt.org.Completed applications should be submitted by e-mail to sjicivil@flcourts.org or by regular mail to Judge James M. Barton II, 800 E. Twiggs St., Room 512, Tampa 33602-4147, no later than June 1. Applications previously submitted on or after January 1, 2007, will be considered and do not need to be resubmitted.last_img read more

NEWS SCAN: AAP ear-infection guidance, novel coronavirus update, more fungal infections, mystery illness in Ghana

first_imgFeb 25, 2012New AAP guidelines offer stricter criteria for ear infectionsThe American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) today updated its guidance for acute otitis media (AOM) in children, urging more restricted diagnostic and treatment criteria to reduce unnecessary antibiotic use. The guidance, which was last updated in 2004, was published in Pediatrics. The new version is based on a comprehensive literature review in 2009 by a panel of experts from the AAP, the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and the Southern California Evidence-Based Practice Center. For otherwise healthy kids 6 months to 12 years old, the panel recommends diagnosing AOM when there is moderate to severe tympanic membrane (TM) swelling, or for mild TM swelling accompanied by ear pain, as well as for “intense” TM redness. The guidelines also say AOM should not be diagnosed if the child has no middle ear effusion. The panel said that antibiotics should be prescribed for AOM with moderate or severe ear pain, pain that lasts 48 hours or longer, or fever of 39°C (102.2°F) or higher, and also for nonsevere, bilateral AOM in kids younger than 2. The experts recommend amoxicillin as the antibiotic of first choice. Among other recommendations are the inclusion of pain management, reevaluation when symptoms worsen, exclusive breastfeeding for at least 6 months, pneumococcal vaccine, and annual flu vaccine.Feb 25 AAP updated guidelines2004 guidelinesNovel coronavirus infection ruled out in Hong Kong caseHong Kong authorities said over the weekend that they ruled out a novel coronavirus (NCoV) infection in a 40-year-old man who got sick after traveling in the Middle East. The man became ill with a fever, cough, muscle aches, and runny nose on Feb 20 and was hospitalized in Hong Kong, the city’s Centre for Health Protection (CHP) said in a Feb 23 statement. The patient tested negative for the novel virus but positive for influenza B. Officials learned that the man had visited Dubai with his family from Jan 24 to Feb 1 and was in Tehran from Feb 1 to 20 before returning home Feb 21. His family members who traveled with him have all stayed healthy, officials said. In other developments, the Saudi Gazette reported on Feb 22 that the 13th confirmed NCoV case involved an “old woman,” but the story did not list her age. In announcing the fatal case on Feb 21, the World Health Organization didn’t list the patient’s age or sex. Seven of the 13 confirmed NCoV cases have been fatal. So far all the case-patients have had links to the Arabian Peninsula by residence, visiting, or contact with others who had been in the region.Feb 23 Hong Kong CHP statementFeb 22 Saudi Gazette storyFeb 21 CIDRAP News story on 13th NCoV caseCDC: Fungal infection toll grows to 714, with 48 deathsThe US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today reported 7 more fungal infections over the past week linked to contaminated injectable steroids, pushing the nation’s total to 714, according to an update today. One more deaths was reported, raising that number to 48. So far 240 of the illnesses were meningitis only, 138 involved spinal or paraspinal infections with meningitis, 6 involved stroke without lumbar puncture, 296 were paraspinal or spinal infections only, 32 were peripheral joint infections only, and 2 involved a paraspinal or spinal infection along with a peripheral joint injection. The infections have been linked to three lots of methylprednisolone acetate injections from New England Compounding Center that were used to treat back pain and joint problems.Feb 25 CDC updated case countRespiratory symptoms at Ghana’s coastline spur investigationGhana’s health ministry is investigating reports of unusual respiratory symptoms in people along the coastline of the town of Aflao near the border with Togo, according to a recent notice from the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Africa. About 28 people reported acute onset of cough, sneezing, and chest pain that resolved with self-treatment or when they left the coastline area, according to the report. Unconfirmed reports said people along Togo’s coast, mostly fishermen, were also reporting symptoms. The first symptoms were reported on Feb 8, but no new cases have been reported since Feb 19. The WHO’s office in Ghana, as well as the regional office, are in close contact with the health ministry about the details of its investigation and follow-up. Health officials suspect that the source of the symptoms could be chemical waste dumped into the sea, according to the report. However, a post about Ghana’s outbreak on ProMED Mail, the online reporting system of the International Society for Infectious Diseases, noted that the symptoms sound similar to those caused by “red tide.” The phenomenon is caused by waterborne algae blooms, which can produce a toxin that can become airborne and cause itchy eyes, scratchy throats, and coughing.WHO African regional office statementFeb 23 ProMED Mail postlast_img read more

CDC: Antibiotic-resistant bugs sicken 2 million a year

first_imgThe US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said today that antibiotic-resistant pathogens sicken 2 million Americans a year and listed the three most urgent threats as Clostridium difficile, carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE), and Neisseria gonorrhoeae.The agency’s first all-encompassing report on antibiotic disease threats spans 114 pages and ranks the pathogens in part to spur a multipronged effort to prioritize and battle the problems. Antibiotic-resistant microorganisms play a role in 23,000 deaths each year, the CDC said.At a media briefing today, CDC Director Tom Frieden, MD, MPH, said the landmark report provides a snapshot of the antibiotic-resistant organisms that have the biggest impact on human health. He said the numbers are very conservative estimates that don’t take into account infections that occur outside hospitals, such as nursing homes and dialysis centers.The numbers are worrisome, because so few antibiotics to battle the new pathogens are in the development pipeline, he said. “If we don’t take action early, the medicine cabinet will be empty for patients with life-threatening infections.”The CDC ranked the antibiotic-resistant organisms based on seven criteria: health impact, economic impact, how common the infection is, 10-year projection of how common it will become, ease of spread, antibiotic availability, and prevention barriers. It also grouped the organisms into three groups, based on threat level.Topping the list is C difficile, which so far hasn’t shown significant drug resistance, but the CDC included it in the report because it can cause deadly healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs) and is linked to antibiotic use in facilities. The CDC said C diff causes 250,000 hospitalizations and $1 billion in healthcare costs each year and is linked to at least 14,000 deaths.The other two organisms in the CDC’s “urgent” category are CRE and drug-resistant N gonorrhoeae. In March the CDC called CRE “nightmare bacteria” that are more dangerous than methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). CRE is considered a triple threat, because it resists nearly all antibiotics, has high mortality in invasive infections, and can spread resistance genes to other bacteria.In spelling out the scope of the problem, CDC officials said antibiotics used in food-producing animals to fight disease and promote growth are part of the problem, but added that hospitals remain the source of most drug-resistant organisms. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently proposed a pathway for using the drugs in food animals only to address diseases and health problems.The 12 organisms in the CDC’s “serious threat” category include MRSA as well as fluconazole-resistant Candida, which is a fungus. The CDC said in the report that Candida is the fourth most common cause of healthcare-associated bloodstream infections in the United States, sickening 46,000 people each year. Patterns show a shift toward species that have increased resistance to first- and second-line antifungal drugs.Frieden said the CDC released the report now to galvanize action, because urgent steps are needed to address the problem. “The [antibiotic] pipeline is nearly empty for the short-term. New drugs are a decade away.”The report details four steps to address the threat, which include preventing infections and the spread of resistance, tracking antibiotic-resistant infections, improving antibiotic stewardship, and developing new drugs and diagnostic tests.”The bottom line is stewardship,” Frieden said. “We need to preserve antibiotics for the future.” A November 2012 report from the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics, and Policy, a Washington, DC, think tank, said that although overall antibiotic usage in the United States is declining, it found a wide geographic variation, with antibiotic use highest in Appalachia and Gulf Coast states.The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) said in a statement today that the new report underscores that drug-resistant hazards in the nation’s food supply pose a serious threat to public health. It noted that a third of the 12 pathogens that the CDC classifies as serious are found in food.Caroline Smith DeWaal, the CSPI’s food safety director, said in the statement that overuse of antibiotics in the animal sector can no longer be ignored.”The volume of antibiotics sold for use in animals dwarfs those used in human medicine. While attention to both sectors is vital, action is urgently needed to manage the food safety risks posed by the nontherapeutic use of antibiotics in food animals,” she said.She added that the CDC’s report gives human health-related advice for how to avoid contributing to antibiotic resistance but missed the opportunity to provide specific advice to veterinarians, the food industry, and agencies that regulate food safety.In May 2011 the CSPI petitioned the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) to declare four antibiotic-resistant Salmonella strains as adulterants in ground meat and poultry, which would trigger testing. The strains have been linked to foodborne illness outbreaks. In its statement today the CSPI repeated its call for the USDA to grant the petition and recommended steps that the government, producers, and the public can take to reduce the antibiotic-resistant bacteria threat to the food supply.See also:Sep 16 CDC press releaseSep 16 CDC drug resistance reportMar 5 CIDRAP News story “CDC warns of drug-resistant Enterobacteriaceae”Nov 13, 2012, CIDRAP News story “Good news, bad news on US antibiotic use and resistance”Sep 16 CSPI statementlast_img read more

Seward Cruise Industry Growing: 10 New Dockings

first_imgMcKahan: “We rely on it, definitely. We also have a lot of winter activities, so there is winter tourism. Not having so much snow this year was tough. So we’re really looking forward to an extremely busy summer. Also, due to the mild weather, people are coming sooner and in larger numbers already. So it’s looking great. We’re really looking forward to having a wonderful season.” FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The first cruise ships have already been passing through Seward, one docked last week, with a total of 64 port calls planned this summer. Kari McKahan with the Seward Chamber of Commerce said that means 91,000 passengers and 42,000 crew members will be visiting the city… Norwegian Cruise Lines added Seward to their itinerary, with an additional 10 ships docking. McKahan said the boost is crucial for Seward’s tourism industry and the general economy… McKahan said Seward added a free shuttle to take tourists to the main attractions from May 17 through September 19. This year the city is also promoting a new zip tour of the forest. McKahan: “I think the word is out that Seward is a great port of call and it has great large adn small ship docking facilities.”last_img read more

Working the count; 30-somethings grinding to extend careers

first_img FOLLOW US COMMENT LIVE TV WATCH US LIVE Written By Last Updated: 28th February, 2020 13:47 IST Working The Count; 30-somethings Grinding To Extend Careers  Jarrod Dyson kept waiting for the phone to ring. As December faded and the hot stove cooled, one thought kept running through the free agent outfielder’s mind.center_img First Published: 28th February, 2020 13:47 IST  Jarrod Dyson kept waiting for the phone to ring. As December faded and the hot stove cooled, one thought kept running through the free agent outfielder’s mind.“You mean to tell me I can’t help nobody win?” said Dyson, who stole 30 bases for Arizona in 2019 before hitting the open market last fall.Dyson’s won plenty. He offers the World Series ring he earned while playing for the Kansas City Royals in 2015 as proof. He appeared in 130 games at age 34 last season for a Diamondbacks team that hung around the playoff picture until the final week of the season. He’s been part of a rebuilding projects and raucous October celebrations. Now in the final innings of a decade-long career, he wouldn’t mind another shot at a playoff run.Yet the only palatable job offer Dyson received came from Pittsburgh. The Pirates are in need of a stopgap in center field after dealing Gold Glover Starling Marte to Arizona last month. So Dyson signed for one year and $2 million. Sure he considered holding out for a chance to catch on with a team that’s not hitting reset following a last-place finish in the NL Central in 2019.He needed a gig. Pittsburgh offered him one that pays a healthy wage. Things could be worse. A lot worse.“Everybody wants to be with a winning team but at the same time, you’ve got to get in where you fit in,” Dyson said. “I can’t be sitting at home waiting on a playoff team to call me. The Pirates gave me an opportunity, I’m going to take advantage of it.”Dyson is hardly alone. Scan down (way down in some cases) spring training rosters and you’ll find names that look out of place, All-Stars, postseason heroes and established veterans just trying to stave off the next phase of their lives on teams where expectations (and in most cases, payroll) are modest.Pence has made more than $125 million during a career that includes winning a pair of World Series with the Giants in 2012 and 2014. That didn’t stop him from spending the offseason giving his eclectic swing a massive overhaul last spring in hopes of finding something better suited for the bat speed of a guy on the back half of his 30s.“It takes time but it wasn’t necessarily hard,” Pence said. “Because when you’re doing something you love to do a labor of love is no labor at all. I’m having a blast. It was a joy.”At least Pence has a guaranteed roster spot. Sandoval and Kemp not so much. Both players headed to their respective camps as non-roster invitees, baseball code for “show us you’ve still got it.” Kemp, a three-time All-Star, insists he still does. If it has to be with the perennially irrelevant Marlins, so be it.“This is a redemption year,” Kemp said. “I had 40 at-bats last year. I was an All-Star in 2018. Seriously, I can still play.”The 35-year-old Kemp believes he’s still got at least three or four more seasons left. The addition of a 26th roster spot this season may turn out to be the lifeline players of his generation need. In a league that’s getting ever younger, having one slot slated for someone with an impressive resume and the consummate swag that goes with it could prove to be valuable.“We need leadership with our young guys,” said Marlins manager Don Mattingly, whose relationship with Kemp dates to 2008, when both were with the Los Angeles Dodgers. “Matt was second in the MVP (in 2011). A lot of us thought he should have won the MVP that year. He was one of the top players in the game, maybe a bag away from being a 40 (home run)-40 (steal) guy. Matt has done a lot of things in the game. That’s one of the things he brings to the table.”None of that will matter, however, unless Kemp rakes this spring. For a player with 12 years service time who is financially set for the rest of his life, catching on with a team that struggles to bring fans to the ballpark and win in equal measure might seem like an unnecessary hassle. In a way, though, Kemp figures he’s just paying it forward.When he broke into the league in 2007, veterans like Juan Pierre, Marlon Anderson, Tori Hunter and Junior Spivey showed him the ropes. They shaped him into a star. He’s here to do the same.“Its just you wanting to help younger guys be their best selves,” Kemp said. “That’s going to be my job.”One the well-traveled Maybin will be doing during his third stint with the Tigers. He’s played for eight teams across 13 seasons and seen just about everything. He was part of the now infamous Houston team that won it all in 2017. Four months ago, he was in the playoffs with the New York Yankees as they came within one game of a trip to the World Series. The near miss stoked the fire to keep pushing.Detroit isn’t New York. And the $1.5 million salary — which could rise to more than $2 million with performance bonuses — isn’t near the $9 million he made in 2017. Such are certain economic realities that exist for players in their 30s that didn’t a half generation ago.While Dyson, Kemp and Maybin and others may still be able to make an impact, are they three or four times more valuable than a decade younger still on their rookie deal? To teams on a budget, maybe not. It’s a reality that hit Dyson as he sat home relentlessly checking his phone.“The game is tough right now, especially for older guys,” Dyson said. “We’ve got to be solid out there. You’ve got to stand out. Other than that you’re going to find it difficult to get a job. We’re going to grind to stay in uniform.”And teach while they do it. Maybin understands what it’s like to be a rising prospect on a team spinning its wheels. He’s hopeful he can help this group of Tigers avoid the mistakes he made.“(When you’re young) you want to go out there and do well for yourself and make a name for yourself,” Maybin said. “But I’ve realized that for me, in my situation, being a guy who’s had to work, the success comes from having to fail a little bit. Having to grow through it, it makes it a little bit sweeter. Hopefully, I can share some of that.”And who knows? Maybe the old guys get hot. Maybe they stay healthy. Maybe their impact in the clubhouse they’re currently in helps set the stage for an improbable run. Or maybe they find themselves dealt to a contender over the summer. Their passion for the game — and let’s be honest, a paycheck they likely won’t be able to replicate once they move on — overrides any sense of ego.“It’s kind of messed up, the direction it’s going,” Dyson said. “But you’ve got to wear it on the chin bro, keep your head up, go out there and continue to play.” SUBSCRIBE TO US Associated Press Television News last_img read more

High-speed police chase in Arizona ends a kiss

first_img Related Alex_Schmidt/iStock/Thinkstock(MESA, Ariz.) — A high-speed car chase in Arizona had a bizarre Bonnie and Clyde ending when the suspects embraced shortly after their daring run from authorities ended.KNXV-TV, ABC’s Phoenix affiliate, was able to capture Wednesday night’s chase on video.Police in Mesa, Arizona, said the incident occurred after attempting to pull over a stolen silver SUV from Apache Junction, Arizona.According to police, 35-year-old Dustin Perkins and 29-year-old Lovida Flores failed to stop when a police unit spotted the stolen vehicle. The patrol officer didn’t pursue the SUV but alerted dispatchers.A short time later a separate Mesa patrol unit spotted the reported stolen car. This time, a chase ensued. Several local agencies even joined in the pursuit, according to the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office.The suspects could be seen weaving in and out of traffic during the run that lasted over 30 minutes. The chase ended when the vehicle crashed through a wooded fence, spinning out of control and into a ditch. Perkins and Flores fled the vehicle and ran in opposite directions. Soon after, they walked toward one another and embraced. Police then moved in to arrest them.The two suffered injuries as a result of the crash, according to officials. Perkins suffered a broken hand while Flores’ injures were more severe. She was taken to Banner Dessert Medical Center according to the sheriff’s office. She is listed in serious condition, KNXV reported.The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office said the two face multiple charges, including aggressive driving, criminal damage and stolen vehicle charges. It was not clear if they had retained an attorney.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMaticolast_img read more

TV food star’s new show delayed after online tiff

first_imgLOS ANGELES |The Travel Channel is delaying the new series “Man Finds Food” after its star’s online war of words.The channel said Tuesday that Adam Richman’s show has been postponed indefinitely, but it didn’t explain why. “Man Finds Food” was to debut Wednesday.The channel’s move came days after the slimmed-down Richman posted his photo on Instagram with the hashtag “thinspiration.”Some who viewed it accused Richman of glorifying negative body images. His response to one was to “grab a razor blade” in a bathtub, an apparent reference to suicide.In a statement, Richman apologized for what he called “inexcusable remarks.”Richman also starred in “Man v. Food” for the Travel Channel. He showed off his weight loss in a semi-nude photo in this month’s British edition of Cosmopolitan.last_img read more

No hurdles left in race for a new track

first_imgBy DAVID NAGEL RUMOURS were out, around the turn of the 21st century, that the Pakenham Racing Club was on…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img