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September 24, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgINDIANAPOLIS—State health officials continue to see an increase in shigellosis cases reported in Indiana, especially in the central portion of the state.Shigellosis is a contagious illness that causes symptoms such as abdominal cramping, fever, vomiting and diarrhea. Around this time last year, approximately 100 cases had been reported statewide. This year that number is more than 1,000.“Shigellosis has a cyclical trend, so we would expect to see an overall increase in cases some years,” said State Health Commissioner Jerome Adams, M.D., M.P.H. “This year, we have seen a strong association with younger children, which has helped drive the outbreak and significantly increased the number of cases.”Shigellosis is spread from person-to-person through the fecal-oral route. The bacteria can be transferred easily among children because of their poor hand washing habits and tendency to put things in their mouths. People can also become infected by consuming food or drinks prepared by an infected person or handling or cleaning up feces.Symptoms usually begin 24 to 72 hours after exposure and last about four to seven days without treatment; however, severe infections may require antibiotics. State health officials recommend visiting a health care provider and being tested for shigellosis if you develop vomiting or diarrhea (particularly if it is bloody). All individuals with suspected shigellosis should drink plenty of fluids to stay hydrated.Children who attend school and daycare need to be symptom free and treated with appropriate antibiotics or have two negative tests before returning to school. Adults who have shigellosis and work in food service or health care settings should not attend work while symptomatic.Some people with shigellosis may not have symptoms, but can still spread the infection to others.Hand washing is the single best defense against shigellosis. Hands should be washed after using the restroom and before eating or preparing food. Adults should supervise children to make sure they are washing their hands properly for at least 20 seconds while using soap and warm water.last_img read more

September 24, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgWhen I was running through the channels the other day, they were arguing on ESPN about “who is more important”–Tom Brady or Bill Belichick.  I don’t plan to answer that question here, but I am going to talk about whether it is the coach or the players who make a winning team.All coaches need to know their X’s and O’s, but I believe that how you handle the players on your team is still the most important thing in winning.  John Wooden could have won no matter what kind of talent you gave him.  He was an artist in getting the most out of all of his players.  After all, he handled Bill Walton.Good coaches have the ability to find talent in all the athletes they have, and also, they know how to place them in a team setup to maximize that ability.  Poor coaches can be given all-stars, but their inability to understand how people function would lead to more loses than wins.  I am sure that Tom Brady is talented enough to make a lot of people a winning coach.  Bill Belicheck is shrewd enough to win games today with less than all-star talent.  You judge who is more important for the Patriots.last_img read more

September 24, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgArea Basketball ScoresSaturday  (1-20)Boys ScoresBatesville  49        Connersville  48East Central  59        Harrison  35Oldenburg  73       Union  15Hauser  65       Milan  40Lawrenceburg  43       Jac-Cen-Del  39Greensburg   77      South Decatur  26Union County  61       North Decatur  43Jennings County  79       South Dearborn  59Edinburgh  72        Rising Sun  61Floyd Central  69      Madison  36Morristown  103       Indy Lighthouse South  58Freshman EIAC Tourney-Batesville  26     East Central  21Girls ScoresGreensburg  63       Batesville  45Lawrenceburg  54       East Central  50South Ripley  69      Milan  39Switz County  60       South Decatur  35South Dearborn  46      Northeastern  33Rising Sun  50      SW Hanover   47  (2-OT)Rushville  42      Connersville  39Madison  48      Columbus East  46  (OT)Freshman EIAC Tourney-Batesville  29     Rushville  14last_img read more

September 23, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — The Indiana Commission for Higher Education (CHE) recently released a report showing the number of Indiana students earning college credit in high school has increased 15 percent in four years.The CHE report shows that students who earn college credit in high school are more likely to enroll directly in college after high school and graduate on time or early from college.In addition, students who opted to earn credit in high school and directly enrolled in college needed less remediation than those who did not. Those who earned early college credits also completed all attempted credits in their first year and returned for a second year of postsecondary education at higher rates than their counterparts.This report demonstrates the success Indiana students are achieving, and I am proud of their dedication to preparing for their futures.Click here to read the full 2019 Early College Credit Overview.last_img read more

September 20, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_img Kane came through the White Hart Lane club’s youth ranks and was farmed out for loan stints at Leyton Orient, Millwall, Norwich and Leicester to gain first-team experience. He struck a free-kick winner from the bench at Aston Villa in early November and was then given a run of games by Mauricio Pochettino, with fellow frontmen Roberto Soldado and Emmanuel Adebayor failing to deliver. And he has not looked back since. “It is amazing. It is a very proud moment for myself and my family – hopefully the first of many to come,” Kane said of his award. “I have got to keep working hard, but to be recognised by your fellow players is something special and it is a night I wont forget. “It is incredible, an incredible feeling.” Asked to sum up his season in one word, Kane went for: “Unreal.” Never doubting himself, had he been told 12 months ago this was his destiny, Kane said: “I’d have said let’s do it – let’s get it on. Press Association The 21-year-old, who has scored 30 goals across all competitions for Spurs this term despite not getting a regular starting slot until November, picked up the award in the ceremony at the Grosvenor Hotel in London. He was also named in the Professional Footballers’ Association’s Premier League team of the year – the only English attacking player to make the XI – and was second only to Chelsea’s Eden Hazard in voting for the main Player of the Year award. Tottenham striker Harry Kane capped an “unreal” season on Sunday evening when he landed the PFA Young Player of the Year award. “A lot has changed since then but I have always believed in my ability and have been waiting for a chance to express myself. I didn’t think it would go as quickly as it has done but I have managed to ride the wave and the season has got better and better. “I got the opportunity with the gaffer and I have really enjoyed my season so far – I have taken my chance and this is why we are here.” Kane has been the shining light of the Tottenham side, and said: “We have worked hard and I have worked hard to get to where we are now. It is going great and hopefully it is the start with more to come.” His stand-out occasion of the season came not in a Tottenham shirt, but when Roy Hodgson ushered him into the England side, Kane scoring after 79 seconds of his debut off the bench against Lithuania on March 27, in a European Championship qualifier. Asked for his favourite moment, Kane said: ” Making my England debut and getting that goal – it was a very proud moment. It made it even more special. “For a footballer, to represent their country is the pinnacle, and I’m very proud I was able to do that and it was a moment I won’t forget.” Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino tipped the Chingford-born forward for even bigger things after he scored in the recent 3-1 win at Newcastle, to become the first Spurs player since Gary Lineker in 1992 to reach 30 club goals in a season. ”He has big potential,” the Argentinian said. “He is young and this is his first full season in the first team. We need to push him to try to improve his level because he has the potential to improve. ”He’s happy in the changing room and all his team-mates are happy, and I think all our supporters and the club are happy at his achievement.” Kane captained the north London outfit for the first time in a goalless draw at Burnley earlier this month. He also helped Pochettino’s side reach the Capital One Cup final, where they lost 2-0 to Chelsea. last_img read more

September 19, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgPakistan wrote a mail to the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Friday. The Indian players had don camouflage cap in the third ODI against Australia to pay tribute to the soldiers. The next game will be played at Mohali on March 10. New Delhi: Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Saturday expressed disappointment at Indian cricket team’s decision to don army caps (camouflage cap) during its match against Australia in Ranchi on Friday, Radio Pakistan reported. Qureshi while speaking to the media in Sukkur termed cricket in India as the “politicisation of the gentleman’s game”.  The Indian cricket team had worn the camouflage caps during its match against Australia on Friday “as a mark of tribute to the loss of lives in Pulwama terror attack and the armed forces”. Late on Friday, Pakistan Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry asked the International Cricket Council (ICC) to take action against the Indian team for “politicising” the game by donning army caps during their third One-Day International (ODI) match against Australia.  The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had announced on Friday that the Indian team would be wearing camouflage caps during their third ODI match against Australia in Ranchi “as a mark of tribute to the loss of lives in Pulwama terror attack and the armed forces”. The BCCI has in fact also said that every year during any ODI game, the Indian team would be donning the army caps as a mark of respect for the armed forces.  “It’s just not cricket,” Chaudhry tweeted late on Friday. By wearing the caps, the Indian team has politicised the Gentleman’s Game, Dawn quoted the Information Minister as saying. The minister urged the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to lodge a formal protest against India with the sport’s world governing body ICC. “And if the Indian team does not stop wearing the caps, the Pakistan team ‘should (also) wear black bands to remind the World about Indian atrocities in (occupied) Kashmir,” Chaudhry said. Many in Pakistan, including journalists Owais Tohid and Mazhar Abbas, echoed similar views.(With Inputs: IANS) For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.center_img highlightslast_img read more

September 19, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imghighlights MS Dhoni played his last World Cup game against New Zealand. India was upstaged by New Zealand in World Cup semi-final. India finished as semi-finalist for two consecutive times.  For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.center_img New Delhi: After getting knocked out of ICC World Cup 2019, the men-in-blue are all set to gear up for bi-lateral series which is scheduled to begin on August 3. The team will to travel to West Indies for a full series comprising – two Tests, three ODIs and three T20Is. It is reported, that India’s wicket-keeper batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni is likely to miss the series which surrounds speculations that the recently turned 38 is set to retire from International cricket. While the image of a crestfallen Dhoni took Indians back by 23 years when Vinod Kambli had a similar heartbreak in yet another semi-final that India had lost, the question about Dhoni’s future has gained prominence after a temporary emotional burst out of the fans.ALSO READ: BCCI official hints Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s future with Indian CricketWith MS Dhoni hasn’t made a final call on his retirement, the ball shift in selector’s court as how they wish to treat the Indian hero. According to a report in Times of India, sources who have an idea about the inside proceedings said: “Dhoni will not go to the West Indies”.Dhoni was dropped for the T20I series against Australia and the West Indies last year. It was said that since Dhoni will not be in the scheme of things for the 2020 World T20, so new alternatives were being tried. One would not be surprised if the same stance is taken this time as well. However, Dhoni has time and again proved his critics wrong and has come out strong. last_img read more

September 17, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgHagstrum says:Don’t get me wrong, The Badger Herald-Daily Cardinal flag football game is quite impassioned, and how can you go wrong with a Boston Red Sox-New York Yankees October classic? But who am I kidding? There’s only one England versus Australia cricket match. When the match concludes, which can take upward of several days, riots have been known to start. People start trashing city streets, burning anything in sight and acting more belligerent than the Madison students and those despicable “out-of-staters” during UW’s very own Halloween in 2004. You thought Game 7 of the 2004 ALCS was intense? Think again. In two-inning matches, there are typically stoppages in play to let the fans and players eat lunch and make that oh-so-necessary trip for tea. Yeah, that’s right. This rivalry gets so severe that there needs to be planned timeouts to settle down and have some tea and crumpets. Since when did Terry Francona and Joe Torre stop to sit around a table with their legs crossed and sip lemon and sugar tea? Uh … never. Otherwise, it would be more than six straight hours of running back and forth in the pitch trying to avoid being bowled or caught. Not even these fine-tooled athletes can keep up. Compared to England’s national team, the New York Yankees bats (during the regular season) are punchless. Cricket teams can average more than 200 runs … in a few innings!Don’t fret, Australian fans, it’ll only be two more hours until your team bats, but that 70-run deficit is nothing you can’t overcome. Plus, even if you lose, at least you can hope to trash some city that’s not your own and call it your … defeat lap. So, take out your bats, break a couple bottles and get ready to play — and riot — in the most intense rivalry ever.Voelkel says:When it comes to rivalries, few are as storied or intense as the Herald-Cardinal football game. While the annual newspaper game has had its classic moments over the years, it doesn’t come anywhere close to being the greatest heavyweight rivalry of all time. That distinction, friends (or should I say comrades), belongs to Rocky Balboa and Ivan Drago.The fact that the Balboa-Drago rivalry lasted only one go-around matters little. In fact, had the match taken place some 20 years later, there would have been several sequels. Nowadays, it is seemingly impossible to find a good title bout that isn’t either the second or third meeting of two fighters. And while there was only one fight between the two, the bout itself was fueled by the most vital ingredient of a good rivalry: revenge. After Drago heartlessly brutalized Rocky’s friend Apollo Creed, killing him during an exhibition match of all things, the Italian Stallion was moved to action. Out to avenge his friend’s death, Rocky beats Drago in a fantastic exciting ending — another rivalry must-have. The best rivalries transcend the mere sport itself, however. Rivalries require people to choose sides. Balboa-Drago does just that. For the cold-hearted, inhumane Communists out there, Drago’s your guy.For the good fight- and underdog-loving rest of the population, Rocky’s your man. England and Australia in cricket? Come on. That can’t possibly be the best rivalry ever. First, it’s cricket. Strike one. Second, it fails to pass the most important sports test: It doesn’t involve America on any level. Strikes two, three, four, five and however many more it takes to get out in that game. To quote Drago: Hagstrom, “I must break you.”Balboa-Drago in a unanimous decision.last_img read more

September 16, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgThe University of Wisconsin women’s basketball team delivered an enthralling first-half performance before hitting a wall in the second.Following their win in the opening round of the Big Ten Tournament against Rutgers, the Badgers fell to No. 6 Michigan State Thursday 70-63.The Badgers came roaring out of the gate, stealing themselves a 14-13 lead after the first quarter and expanding upon their strong start by outscoring the Spartans 23-17 in the second.Men’s basketball: Wisconsin’s strong second-half makes Senior Day sweet as UW defeats MinnesotaFor one of the winningest classes in University of Wisconsin men’s basketball program history, Sunday’s 66-49 win over Minnesota on Read…By the half, Wisconsin had given itself a 7 point lead over MSU by shooting the ball at an efficient clip of 46.9 percent and pounding their way into the lane for 26 points in the paint. Rather unusual for this UW team, the Badgers had also not allowed any fast break points in the first two quarters of play.Second opportunities were the kiss of death for the Badgers in the second half. The Spartans fought their way to 17 second-chance points in the final two periods. The underlying cause for Wisconsin’s difficulty limiting MSU possessions was the 28-15 second-half rebound differential. MSU pulled down 15 offensive boards alone, impressively surpassing their own work on the defensive glass.All in all, the Badgers could not have been dissatisfied with their team scoring effort. UW’s postseason veteran leadership shone through as upperclassmen Cayla McMorris and Avyanna Young combined for 35 points.Men’s hockey: Badgers remain No. 2 in conference after Penn State splitThe University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team suffered their worst defeat of the season to Penn State, squandering an opportunity to Read…Demonstrating great offensive and defensive growth, Wisconsin fought valiantly alongside one of the conference’s stronger teams in what will indisputably be viewed as a milestone for head coach Jonathan Tsipis’ young team. Sophomore forward Marsha Howard led the way for her fellow underclassmen, putting forth a noteworthy 10 points and seven rebounds.As for MSU’s fate, the Spartans would eventually go on to play Michigan and then conference champion Maryland in the semifinals.With their commendable performance turned heartbreaking loss, the Badgers’ season was drawn to a close. Watching The Big Dance from Madison won’t necessarily be easy to swallow, but with a lot to be proud of from their last month of play, this rebuilding team won’t be caught hanging their heads in shame.last_img read more

August 29, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgGhana’s men’s sprint relay team have won the country’s second gold medal in as many days at the African Games.The quartet of Sean Safo-Antwi, Josep Paul Amoah, Martin Owusu-Antwi, and Benjamin Azamati finished the 4 x 100m final in a time of 38.30s ahead of Nigeria  (38.59s) and South Africa (38.80s)The time is just 0.18s shy of the national record, of 38.12s set at the Athens World Championships on 9 August 1997.They had earlier run a superb race to finish first ahead of South Africa in the semis and looked in fine form ahead of Wednesday’s final.Here’s how the men’s team sprinted to victory The women’s final ended less joyously for Ghanaians as the national side ended the race in 8th.Deborah Acquah, originally a long jumper, came in as a replacement for Persis William-Mensah after the latter suffered an injury during the competition.She, however, dropped the baton as the women’s team sputtered to a last-place finish.Golden leapOn Tuesday, Ghanaian high jumper, Rose Yeboah, won the country’s first gold medal at the Games.The 19-year-old University of Cape Coast student cleared a height of 1.84m, a Personal Best for the Ecowas U-20 silver medalist.The victory caps off a wonderful 2019 for Yeboah, who also won gold at both the Ecowas U-20 Championships in Abidjan and the African University Olympic Games in Egypt.last_img read more