Broken leg for Nick Scholfield | Racing News

first_imgNick Scholfield is hoping he may yet be able to return in time for the busy Christmas schedule after breaking his leg in a freak incident at Fontwell.The multiple Grade One-winning jockey suffered the injury on Friday when he was cannoned into by a loose horse as he crossed the finishing line in fourth on Shintori in the Star Sports Owner’s Club £20K Guarantee Handicap Chase.- Advertisement – He was due to ride Champagne Court in the feature Badger Beers Silver Trophy Handicap Chase at Wincanton on Saturday – but will be out of action for several weeks at least.“I’ve fractured my tibia,” said Scholfield.“I hope I can get back as quickly as possible – if I could do it in six weeks, that would be what I’m hoping.”- Advertisement – Go Steady had unseated his jockey Bridget Andrews at the third-last, but then ran loose before careering into Scholfield.He admits his frustration at the injury, just as the new National Hunt season begins to step up a gear, but acknowledges many others are encountering far more trying times during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.“In these times, this is not so bad,” he added.- Advertisement – “It was unusual circumstances – something you don’t expect – so it’s frustrating from that aspect.“I’d crossed the line and finished the race on Shintori.“I was just pulling up, and a horse that had fallen was galloping (loose) and it has just ‘T-boned’ my horse, and my leg was stuck in the middle, and it caused me to fall off.” – Advertisement –last_img read more

Health officials probe more botulism cases

first_imgAug 2, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – Since the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned of a link between four botulism cases and contaminated chili sauce 2 weeks ago, state health departments have confirmed one additional botulism case and reported at least three more suspected cases.The initial recall, issued Jul 19, involved canned hot-dog chili sauce made at a Castleberry Foods production facility in Augusta, Ga. A few days later the recall was expanded to more than 80 of the company’s products, which included chili, hash, barbecue meat products, and a few pet food products.The four previous patients included two Texas children and an Indiana couple. In a Jul 30 early-release article in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said the children, who are siblings, were hospitalized on Jun 29 and received botulinum antitoxin on Jul 7. Initial stool cultures did not reveal the pathogen, and stool and serum cultures taken 9 days after symptom onset were negative for botulinum toxin. Both are still hospitalized, andone is still on mechanical ventilation.The Indiana couple became ill Jul 7 and were hospitalized 2 days later, the MMWR report said. In view of their shared symptoms, they received botulinum antitoxin on Jul 11.The man’s serum sample tested positive for botulinum toxin type A. The woman’s serum sample was also positive, but the scant volume didn’t allow the laboratory to determine the toxin type. Samples from leftover chili sauce also tested positive for botulinum toxin type A. The patients remained hospitalized and on mechanical ventilation.Botulinum toxin is a nerve poison produced by Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium commonly found in soil. Botulism symptoms include double or blurred vision, droopy eyelids, slurred speech, difficulty swallowing, dry mouth, and muscle weakness, according to the CDC. If untreated, the illness can progress to paralysis of the limbs, trunk, and breathing muscles.Mark Horton, director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), said tests confirmed that a 51-year-old San Diego woman has botulism poisoning, according to a Jul 27 CDPH press release. State health authorities were investigating whether her illness was linked to the contaminated products. The woman reported buying and eating one of the recalled products, Kroger Chili with Beans, in early July, the CDPH said. However, she threw the product away before it could be tested.She had been hospitalized but was recovering at home, the CDPH reported.On Jul 27 the Hawaii Department of Health (HDH) said it was investigating a possible case of botulism poisoning on Maui, according a press release. The department said the patient met some of the clinical criteria for botulism and was being treated pending laboratory confirmation.”The DOH has consulted with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and although the case has not been confirmed as botulism poisoning, we are taking every precaution,” said HDH Director Chiyome Fukino, MD.In addition, Indiana television station WISH reported Jul 31 that a Logansport resident was hospitalized with suspected botulism poisoning. Doctors at Logansport Memorial Hospital had noticed the patient had some botulism symptoms, though it was not clear if the patient had consumed any of the recalled products.The TV station reported that the CDC provided botulism antitoxin for the patient and that Indiana state police delivered it to the hospital.Elsewhere, state officials in New Mexico said yesterday that a 52-year-old man from Sandoval County was paralyzed with botulism poisoning, the Associated Press (AP) reported today. Officials were trying to determine if he ate food included in the national recall, the report said.Deboarah Busemeyer, a spokeswoman for the New Mexico Department of Health, told the AP that the man was hospitalized on Jul 26, was in serious condition, and could only wiggle his toes. She said preliminary tests, reported by the CDC, pointed to botulism, the AP reported.In other developments, a Wisconsin company yesterday recalled cans of its French-style green beans after routine monitoring revealed a possible production problem. Lakeside Foods, based in Manitowoc, said in a press release that no illnesses had been reported and that no botulism toxin had been found in any of the product tests, which were ongoing.The recall involves 14.5-ounce cans of the green beans, which are sold under about 17 different store brands in 20 states and Canada.See also:Jul 30 MMWR article on botulism casesJul 27 Hawaii Department of Health press releaseJul 31 New Mexico Department of Health press release read more

H1N1 FLU BREAKING NEWS: Social-gathering ban, de-emphasizing seasonal flu vaccine, high Tamiflu dosing, impact on Mecca

first_imgZambian district bans social gatheringsHealth authorities in Zambia’s Luanshya district have banned weddings and other social gatherings to curb the spread of the pandemic H1N1 virus, according to a Sep 26 Times of Zambia report that was picked up by Xinhua, China’s state news agency. Over the past 4 days the district has reported more than 630 suspected pandemic flu cases. Flu cases are reportedly on the rise elsewhere in Zambia, as well. 26 Xinhua storyBritish Columbia pares back seasonal flu effortsBritish Columbia said today it would delay promoting seasonal flu shots until early in 2010, except for those in high-risk groups such as older people, the Vancouver Sun reported. Quebec, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario, and Nova Scotia announced similar steps in the past few days. The moves follow reports of an unpublished Canadian study that suggests seasonal flu vaccination may double the risk of pandemic H1N1 infection, a finding not confirmed by WHO and CDC data.High antiviral dosage may have saved H1N1 patientsDoubling the dosage of oseltamivir (Tamiflu) in patients with severe H1N1 flu cases has helped Prince of Wales Hospital in Hong Kong avoid any deaths from the disease so far, according to the Hong Kong newspaper The Standard. The hospital has treated at least 60 severely ill patients without loss of life, said Dr. David Hui Sui-cheong, a respiratory disease specialist. The hospital has focused on early treatment along with doubling the dose. 28 Standard reportPandemic chokes flow of pilgrims to MeccaWorries about the H1N1 pandemic have kept many Muslims from traveling to Mecca for the minor pilgrimage called umra, which can be done any time of year, according to the Herald, a Scottish newspaper. The drop in visitors has hurt business for shops, hotels, and tour operators in Mecca, with hotel occupancy rates in the last 10 days of Ramadan down by more than a third from last year. Saudi Arabia had urged the elderly and people with chronic diseases to postpone trips.|Sep 28 Herald storylast_img read more

North Sumatra becomes major exporter of agricultural commodities

first_imgTopics : North Sumatra has become a major exporter of agricultural products in Indonesia, thanks to serious efforts made by the local government in promoting farming activities the province.According to Agriculture Minister Syahrul Yasin Limpo, the North Sumatra administration’s efforts to empower local farmers and support plantation companies had contributed to a sharp increase in the exports of agricultural commodities from the province.“It indicates that North Sumatra has the potential to further develop its agricultural sector in the future,” he said in a ceremony to launch the shipment of export commodities worth Rp 79.6 billion to 28 countries in the Modern Industrial Zone, Deli Serdang regency, North Sumatra, on Thursday. According to data provided by the ministry’s agricultural quarantine office, the province’s agricultural export volume increased by 23.7 percent year-on-year (yoy) in 2019, while its export value rose by 21 percent to Rp 32.2 trillion (US$2.3 billion) from Rp 26.6 trillion in 2018.The province’s agricultural exports have shown an increasing trend since 2017, when the export value slumped to $654 million, according to Statistics Indonesia (BPS). The province exports a wide range of commodities, such as palm oil, rubber, coffee and sawn timber.Despite the increase, North Sumatra saw a 5.7 percent decline in industrial exports from $8.57 billion in 2017 to $8.08 billion in 2018, which caused an overall 4.77 percent decline in exports from $9.22 billion in 2017 to $8.78 billion in 2018.North Sumatra administration secretary R. Sabrina said the province’s prospects in agriculture was due to its cast farming areas.She said the provincial administration would keep supporting farmers to increase their production and agricultural exports from the region.“If our production and exports keep increasing, it would help the welfare of the local farmers,” she said. (mpr)last_img read more

Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno predicts Chelsea and Manchester United will miss out on Premier League top four

first_img Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 24 Apr 2019 1:31 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link561Shares Comment Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno predicts Chelsea and Manchester United will miss out on Premier League top four Advertisementcenter_img Bernd Leno has been on of Arsenal’s most impressive performers in recent weeks (Picture: Getty)Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno is confident his side will finish this season in the top four and join north London rivals Tottenham in next season’s Champions League.Spurs virtually guaranteed their place among Europe’s elite next term with 1-0 win over Brighton on Tuesday, but had to wait until Christian Eriksen’s 89th minute winner to secure three points.Unai Emery’s side travel to Wolves this evening hoping to bounce back from Sunday’s shock 3-2 defeat at home to Crystal Palace and capitalise on Chelsea’s failure to beat Burnley at Stamford Bridge on Monday.Fellow top four rivals Manchester United face local rivals City on Wednesday, in a match which will play a huge role in deciding the outcome of the title, before hosting Maurizio Sarri’s side on Sunday.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Emery previews Wolves game as Gunners make last push for top fourTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 14:21FullscreenEmery previews Wolves game as Gunners make last push for top four is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.‘I think at the end it will then be us and Tottenham,’ Leno told Sky Sports with six points currently separating sixth placed Manchester United from third placed Spurs, who have played a game more.‘I believe in our quality and we have everything in our own hands. I don’t mind about the other teams though, if we are in the top four everything is OK for me!’Should the Gunners miss out on the top four, they can still qualify for the Champions League should they win the Europa League having reached the semi finals of the competition for the second season in succession.‘Both ways are very difficult,’ he added. ‘We play Valencia, who are a strong team, then in the final we could play Chelsea. That is very difficult and in the Premier League we have three away games.‘I can’t say which way is more difficult…We have to focus on every game and win against Wolves. I think 10 points could be enough, but I don’t know.’More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors Advertisementlast_img read more

Luke Shaw claims Arsenal don’t face the same scrutiny as Manchester United

first_imgAdvertisement Solskjaer’s United have won just nine Premier League games this campaign (Picture: Getty Images)He told The Mirror: ‘No disrespect to Arsenal who are a fantastic club, but they’re not exactly having the greatest of seasons and it’s hardly mentioned.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘I find it quite funny that if it’s United, everyone criticises, but Arsenal don’t get a mention.’The 24-year-old also said that his manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer shields the team from a lot of flak, and the players should take more responsibility.He added: ‘We’re all aware how the manager has tried to take the criticism on himself this season.‘We admire him for that, but there does come a time as a player when you have to look at yourself and realise that it’s all on you.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors‘The manager can’t keep defending us and taking the criticism.‘We’re all here because the manager believes in us and it is disappointing there have been times this season when we’ve let down him, ourselves and the United fans.United face a tough trip to Stamford Bridge where they take on Frank Lampard’s Chelsea side on Monday night.With the news of Manchester City’s expulsion from the Champions League, the fifth-placed side in the Premier League may be granted a spot in Europe’s elite competition.MORE: N’Golo Kante delivers top four prediction ahead of Chelsea vs Manchester UnitedMORE: Juventus to include Adrien Rabiot & Aaron Ramsey in transfer deal for Manchester United star Paul PogbaMore: FootballChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Luke Shaw claims Arsenal don’t face the same scrutiny as Manchester United The left-back has faced extra competition this season from youngster Brandon Williams (Picture: Getty)Manchester United defender Luke Shaw believes rivals Arsenal don’t get the same treatment as Ole Gunnar Solksjaer’s side despite enduring similarly disappointing results.Shaw has struggled to nail down a starting berth for United this season, with the emergence of young full-back Brandon Williams providing real competition in defence.The Red Devils sit in ninth position in the Premier League table after an inconsistent start to the season, and the England international believes the Gunners, who are below them in the table, aren’t under the same scrutiny. Metro Sport ReporterSunday 16 Feb 2020 5:00 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link204Shares View 4 comments Advertisementlast_img read more

Recent sale proves presentation is everything

first_imgThe home at 176 Macdonnell Rd, Margate.A well-presented three-bedroom lowset home has sold under the hammer in Margate after attracting strong interest from buyers. Marketing agent Jacob Cantlin, of Elders Real Estate Redcliffe, said the property at 176 Macdonnell Rd sold for $354,000 at auction. There were three registered bidders on the day of the auction and two actively placed bids to try win the property. An opening bid of $330,000 kicked off proceedings and after some quick negotiations the home was sold to a local owner-occupier. More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019Inside the home at 176 Macdonnell Rd, Margate.Mr Cantlin said 22 groups inspected the home before auction, with quality presentation bringing in the interested parties. “The owner did a great job in always being meticulous with the presentation of the home,” he said. “It was a basic home, but it had nice polished floors and a really nice kitchen.“There is certainly strong demand for that entry-level, low-maintenance, easy-to-buy home in the Margate market.” Mr Cantlin said while there appeared to be less investors looking to buy in Margate at the moment, there were still plenty of owner-occupiers across all price points.last_img read more

Ship Finance International Buys Four 14,000 TEU Boxships

first_imgShip Finance International Limited has inked a deal to acquire four 14,000 TEU containerships in combination with long-term time-charters to an unrevealed container line.The eco-design boxships are set for delivery in the near term, the company said, adding that the purchase price remains confidential.The time-charters to an Asia-based container line run until 2024, with options to extend the charters by 18 additional months.“Our fixed-rate charter backlog will increase by nearly USD 450 million and the EBITDA contribution from these new vessels is estimated to approximately USD 60 million per year,” SFL said.The consideration to the sellers will be cash plus approximately 4 million newly issued shares in Ship Finance. The company said that it would finance the cash portion of the transaction with cash on the balance sheet and a USD 320 million unsecured loan facility provided by an affiliate of Hemen Holding Ltd., the company’s largest shareholder.SFL added that it was exploring long-term financing alternatives for these vessels in the Asian capital market. “This acquisition highlights Ship Finance’s strength and ability to achieve sustained growth and continued diversification. We are deploying a part of the recently raised capital, but still have capacity for new accretive opportunities. Over the last two months we have added nearly USD 600 million to our charter backlog and expect to continue increasing our fleet of vessels and charter backlog in 2018,” Ole B. Hjertaker, CEO of Ship Finance Management AS, said.last_img read more

Brookville IGA cookout benefits Safe Passage, Inc.

first_imgBrookville, in. — IGA in Brookville continues with their Friday cookouts supporting local causes.On Friday, June 15 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. the cookout will benefit Safe Passage, Inc., the domestic and sexual violence service provider for Southeast Indiana. For every burger, tenderloin sandwich, pork chop, ribeye, chicken sandwich or hot dog purchased for lunch at the Brookville grocery domestic violence victims benefit.Sandwiches range from $1 to $3 and drinks are .50-cents.Thanks to Joe Jester and his crew for supporting the local nonprofit groups!last_img

Boxer Amir Khan floats own reality TV show ‘Meet the Khans’

first_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?No Good Disney Role Models For Boys?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More7 Reasons Why You Might Want To Become A VegetarianWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year8 Fascinating Facts About Coffee7 Of The Best Top Models From IndiaBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top Loading… The couple have lived in Amir’s hometown since their New York wedding in 2013, but they recently sold their £1.2m mansion. The boxer, who temporarily split from Faryal, 29, in 2017 amid cheat claims, is no stranger to TV. He has appeared on I’m A Celebrity, Countdown, Beat the Star, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire and Celebrity Juice. But the TV series could get dramatic as Khan broke Covid-19 rules to sort a bitter 18-month family feud. Read AlsoMayweather squandered $1bn fortune – Amir Khan The Khan family has been in a bitter feud since 2016, when Mr Khan’s parents branded his wife Faryal Makhdoom “evil” and a bad mum. In 2017, Khan appeared on the seventeenth series of I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! He was the highest-paid contestant in the history of the show. British boxer Amir Khan has landed his own reality TV show called ‘Meet the Khans: Big in Bolton’, a year after the 2004 Olympic Games silver medal winner’s last fight The British fighter has been out of the boxing ring for just over a year, beating Billy Dib in Suadi Arabia for the vacant WBC international welterweight title. But the 33-year-old has kept himself busy outside of sport during his career, making appearances on shows such as I’m a Celebrity. The show, due to air on BBC Three next spring, will follow Amir, 33, and beauty influencer Faryal as they juggle their careers while bringing up Lamaisah, six, Alayna, two, and six-month-old Muhammad Zaviyar The new series will also feature the former world light welterweight champ’s wife Faryal Makhdoom and their three children. BBC Three controller Fiona Campbell said: “It’s about family and struggles and relationships. It epitomises what BBC Three wants to be. It’s going to be really cool.”Advertisementlast_img read more