Chautauqua County Officials Report Nine New COVID-19 Cases Over The Weekend

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) MGN ImageMAYVILLE – Chautauqua County health officials reported nine new positive COVID-19 cases stemming from Saturday to Monday.Of the nine new cases, one is a person under the age of 18-years-old, a young woman (age not specified), one man and one woman in their 20’s, a man and woman in their 40’s, two woman in their 60’s, and a woman in her 90’s.This brings the total number of confirmed cases to 240.Out of those, 15 are active, 102 people are under mandatory quarantine or isolation orders by the Public Health director, 216 recoveries, zero hospitalizations, and nine fatalities. There are now 1,021 people under domestic traveler quarantine for having arrived to Chautauqua County from a state listed on the New York State travel advisory.last_img read more

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China moves forward with 16GW renewable energy project in Qinghai province

first_imgChina moves forward with 16GW renewable energy project in Qinghai province FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享PV Magazine:The state-owned Huanghe Hydropower Development Co, Ltd. has named the nine solar panel manufacturers which will supply the 3,182 MW of PV generation capacity in the first phase of a mammoth, 16 GW renewable energy project which is set to include 10 GW of new solar.Work has already started on the 64km² first phase of the project and is set to be completed by October. Trina Solar will lead the list of PV suppliers for the first stage by shipping 600 MW of its panels, according to Huanghe Hydropower chairman Xie Xiaoping, who presented details at the recent China Photovoltaic Industry Association (CPIA) annual conference in Shenzhen.The sprawling generation project, when finished, is set to feature 5 GW of wind power capacity – 2 GW of which is due to be installed in the current phase of development – and 1 GW of concentrating solar power. Until last year, official news about the project stated a hydropower element but that has now been removed. The project will also feature energy storage, said Xie.The renewables facility is one of two double-digit-gigawatt scale projects being planned by the State Power Investment Corporation Limited-owned Huanghe Hydropower in Qinghai province. The 16 GW facility is being constructed in Hainan prefecture.Xie told the CPIA gathering the ambitious scheme was given the go-ahead by Chinese president Xi Jinping when he visited Qinghai in August.[Vincent Shaw]More: Cutting edge module tech promised on first, 3 GW slice of 10 GW Chinese solar installationlast_img read more

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Roche boosts Tamiflu production; CDC cites signs of hoarding

first_img In the news release, Roche said it has chosen production partners “primarily on the basis of their ability to produce substantial quantities of the intermediates and finished materials in accordance with Roche’s quality standards in a relatively short time frame.” In previous years, strong sales of flu antivirals coincided with peaks in confirmed cases of flu, the CDC reports. But the October sales boom came 7 weeks before the first lab-confirmed flu cases in the New York area were reported in mid-December, the agency says. The report notes that public health agencies and medical societies have discouraged healthcare providers from prescribing antiviral drugs for personal stockpiles, since global supplies are limited. But most of those recommendations were issued after the October sales spike, it says. See also: Oseltamivir treatment in Turkish patientsOseltamivir and the other neuraminidase inhibitor, zanamivir (Relenza) are generally seen as the first line of defense if H5N1 avian flu evolves into a human pandemic strain, though there is no guarantee they would be effective. Roche granted sublicenses last year to Hetero and Shanghai Pharmaceuticals for complete production of oseltamivir. In addition, the company is in final negations to grant a sublicense to another Chinese company, officials said. Mar 16 Roche news releasehttp://www.roche.com/med-cor-2006-03-16 Burns warned that a shortage of orders could force Roche to reduce production in the future, AFP reported. “We can’t be sitting here like a Walmart to the world, with stock in the warehouse,” he said. Roche announced that with expansion of its own facilities and help from more than 15 partner companies, it will be able to produce up to 400 million treatment courses of oseltamivir by the end of this year, an increase of 100 million from last year. The sales boom came amid heavy publicity about both avian and pandemic influenza. Romania, Russia, and China were reporting outbreaks in birds at the time, and the federal government was about to release its pandemic preparedness plan. The company said it has received and filled pandemic stockpile orders from more than 65 countries. According to the AFP report, the firm has donated 1.5 million treatment courses to the World Health Organization and will be delivering another 1.5 million within weeks. Another 2 million courses will be given for a stockpile in Asia later this year, the story said. “We have a capacity well in excess of total government orders placed to date,” he was quoted as saying. “There should be no holding back [on orders] in the belief that we do no have sufficient supply.” The sales data came from New York state Medicaid records and from a retail pharmacy chain that reports certain prescription drug sales to the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, according to an article in the Mar 17 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. About 34% of New York City residents receive Medicaid benefits, the article says.center_img The sales data show a major spike in the week of Oct 23 through 29. The pharmacy chain sold almost 1,000 prescriptions of the four available flu antivirals—oseltamivir, zanamivir, amantadine, and rimantadine. The Medicaid records showed close to 400 prescriptions for oseltamivir, zanamivir, and rimantadine. (Medicaid excluded amantadine from the flu category because it is also prescribed for Parkinson’s disease.) The announcement came as US health officials reported an unusual spike in demand for flu antiviral drugs in New York City last October, probably reflecting people’s attempts to build personal stockpiles amid publicity about the pandemic threat. The high demand came weeks before any seasonal flu outbreak. “Increased media attention to avian influenza in Asia and the resulting public concern might have produced the unprecedented demand for antiviral influenza medications in NYC before the start of the influenza season,” the article says. Roche well ahead of ordersRoche CEO William Burns said governmental orders and expected orders of oseltamivir over the past 2 years and stretching into 2007 total about 200 million treatments, according to an Agence France-Presse (AFP) report published today. “These findings suggest that persons requested and/or their health-care providers prescribed antiviral influenza medications to create personal stockpiles for use in the event of an outbreak of avian influenza or an influenza pandemic.” Evidence of hoarding in New York CityMeanwhile, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported today that sales of flu antivirals soared in New York City in the last week of October 2005, 7 weeks before any flu cases were confirmed in the area. The agency said the spike in sales probably signaled personal stockpiling by people worried about a flu pandemic. Mar 16 MMWR article “Increased antiviral medication sales before the 20506 influenza season—New York City”http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5510a3.htm According to today’s AFP story, Roche officials reported that 17 H5N1 patients in Turkey who received early oseltamivir treatment survived, while four patients who were treated late died. Treatment recommendations say that flu patients must take the drug within the first 48 hours of illness to benefit from it. The companies involved in production, the statement said, include Albemarle, Ampac Fine Chemical LLC, API Corp., Clariant, DSM, FIS, Martek Biosciences Corp., Novasep/Dynnamit Nobel, PHT International, PPG Industries, Sanofi Aventis, Shaanxi Jiahe Phytochem Co., and Siegfried Ltd. Mar 16, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – Drug manufacturer Roche said today it is increasing its production capacity for the antiviral drug oseltamivir (Tamiflu) by a third this year and is keeping ahead of the demand from governments stockpiling the drug in preparation for a possible influenza pandemic. “Roche’s global network for the manufacture of Tamiflu will include several Roche sites and more than 15 external contractors located in 9 different countries around the world,” the company said in a news release.last_img read more

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Taking away guns isn’t the answer

first_imgDemocrats are using despicable tactics to strip Second Amendment rights from the American people. The recent tactic of using the Parkland children to advance their oppressive agenda is just the latest example of their shamelessness. Bad as you might feel for what happened to these kids, the fact remains is that they’re kids, with very little life experience or knowledge of human nature. They’re the last people you want making decisions for you.Additionally, we currently have a media that will only report on guns if it furthers the left’s agenda. They don’t report on legal firearm owners who use their weapons to prevent crime, despite some studies estimating up to 2.5 million crimes a year are prevented by legal gun owners. You rarely hear of instances when civilian gun owners or armed security guards stop mass shooters, because those shootings didn’t happen or were stopped early. As far as the media is concerned, these stories don’t fit a leftist agenda, so we hear nothing.The left and their media allies also don’t seem to realize that trying to take guns away from law-abiding Americans would lead to violence unlike anything this country has seen. There are 300 million legal guns in the United States, owned overwhelmingly by people who recognize that their natural rights aren’t optional. Trying to disarm these people would lead to violence on the order of magnitude greater than any school shooting, and the citizens wouldn’t be wrong in defending their freedoms. You want to make schools safe? Put an armed security guard in each school, or allow teachers to conceal carry. Anything else is an un-serious distraction.David WelchScotiaMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen? Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img read more

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Foss: Downtown parking in Schenectady merits study

first_imgIn recent years, urban planners have come to view parking minimums as a hindrance that drives up the cost of development, making housing less affordable. They maintain that cities actually have an abundance of parking, and that requiring developers to create new spaces fills cities up with underused parking lots.“There is nothing wrong with a business opting to provide parking for its customers, or a residential building providing it for its residents,” the non-profit organization Strong Towns, which advocates for the abolition of parking minimums, states on its website.“But those businesses are perfectly capable of assessing their own need for parking, and weighing it against the other, potentially more valuable things they might do with the same land. Only when parking is not mandated can we do that weighing, decide what it’s actually worth to us, and price it accordingly.”All of which sounds perfectly reasonable.But I still have a lot of questions.And until a parking study provides answers, I won’t be able to offer a more enthusiastic endorsement of eliminating Schenectady’s parking minimum.More from The Daily Gazette:Controversial solar project goes before Clifton Park Planning BoardEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationSchenectady, Saratoga casinos say reopening has gone well; revenue down 30%Schenectady High School senior class leaders look to salvage sense of normalcyEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homes Categories: News, Opinion, Schenectady CountyCall me a tentative supporter of eliminating Schenectady’s parking requirements for downtown apartments.If I say tentative, it’s because I agree with the idea in principle, but have concerns about how it might work in practice.From an environmental and planning perspective, eliminating parking minimums makes sense, which is why more cities are doing it.What I’m concerned with is whether the city of Schenectady is capable of enacting such a sweeping change without creating more headaches for businesses and residents.Just last week, one local business owner spoke to me at length about the lack of on-street parking for customers due to downtown workers occupying metered spots all day long.How would eliminating parking minimums impact him and other business owners? How would it impact people who live downtown? How would it impact people visiting downtown for a show at Proctors or fun event, such as the Soup Stroll?These are the kinds of questions the city needs to ask if it’s serious about scrapping its longstanding mandate of 1.5 parking spots per apartment. Which is why it’s encouraging to hear city Planning Commission Chair Mary Moore Wallinger, who recently expressed support for eliminating the regulation, say that the city must conduct a strategic parking study before making a decision.A strategic parking study of downtown is sorely needed.Frankly, it’s astonishing that the city doesn’t already have one, given all the development that’s occurred over the past decade. Over 1,000 apartment units have been built downtown since 2013. How many of the people who live in these units have cars? Where do they park? I’ve heard a lot of different complaints about downtown parking, and while that’s hardly surprising, it does suggest that the subject might benefit from deeper analysis.  A parking study would provide data on who parks downtown, where they park, peak parking times and lots/spaces that are underused. It would examine the needs of business owners, but also of residents and visitors. It would tell us whether the city has too much parking, just enough or too little.And it would help shape future parking policies and practices, providing insight into whether the city’s parking minimum is an outdated and unnecessary requirement.Parking minimums force developers to provide a certain number of off-street parking spaces – a mandate that seems sensible, because it ensures that people can find a spot to park when they need one, but is actually quite costly.last_img read more

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Twin Gold Coast properties with distinct designs face off

first_imgThe light and bright villa one will face off against the seductive villa two. While villa two has dark and bold features.Both offer absolute luxury with a floorplan which spans three levels, featuring four bedrooms, three bathrooms, a pool and rooftop terrace. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa10 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day agoAward-winning builder and director Shannon Koryzma, of Koryzma Constructions, said even the kerb appeal of the two varied. “We have gone for a contemporary modern look with nice sharp lines on the corner villa, villa two, which has a really edgy look,” he said. “Villa one, we have gone for a more smooth rendered finish to be a point of difference between the two.“(They are) modern, open-plan homes with functional living and entertainment areas, with high-class finishes to suit the luxury homebuyer.” Each has a rooftop terrace with impressive views.The non-identical twins at 25 Merrimac Blvd are on the market through John Weedon, of John Reid Real Estate, with a $1.55 million price tag for villa one and $1.45 million for No. 2. Villa one and two at 25 Merrimac Blvd, Broadbeach Waters, have hit the market, each boasting a different style.NOT all twins have to be identical, as proven by a stylish pair of properties that have hit the market in Broadbeach Waters. Villa one is light and bright and will satisfy those who like a crisp and clean finish. Its neighbour has black accents and bold features for buyers with a craving for a more seductive design. MORE NEWS: Home of House Rules winners hits the marketMORE NEWS: Spring has sprung early for property market Both are on the market, with a price tag of $1.55 million for No. 1 and $1.45 million for villa two.Mr Koryzma said the rooftop garden of villa two was a standout feature thanks to its views of the city skyline and Hinterland, making the perfect spot to enjoy a drink and watch the sunset. But the backyard of villa one rivalled it as his favourite part of the properties. “The external decking and sunken lounge area around the pool, with views to the canal looking back on to the swimming pool and barbecue area with tropical garden surrounds, in villa one would have to be one of my favourite parts,” he said. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:50Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:50 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis 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.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenTop tips for sellers in Spring00:50 The bathrooms in both have a similar style. Villa one offers a crisp and clean finish.last_img read more

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4th Mohamed’s Enterprise/New Era Ent. Futsal tournament to kick-off November 24

first_imgWITH Mohamed’s Enterprise as their platinum sponsor, New Era Entertainment, will host the fourth edition of their annual Futsal Tournament at the Mackenzie Sports Club, Hard Court ,in Linden, from November 24 to December 26.The event, which was formally launched yesterday, will feature 25 of the country’s top teams; seven of which will come from Georgetown, in a ‘win or go home’ format, where the winner will pocket $500,000.Nazar Mohamed, proprietor of Mohamed’s Enterprise, stated that his entity will continue their sponsorship for as long as possible, since sports, more so in the Linden community, holds a very special place for him.Mohamed said his involvement in football dates back to over 25 years, having been one of the primary sponsor of the famed Kashif and Shanghai football tournament.According to Mohamed, to ensure the longevity of the event, more sponsors should come on board, especially since Futsal is a growing sport and is well received in Linden.Cell Smart, another sponsor of the tournament, through their representative, Linden Gomes, stated that they’re happy to once again be associated with the tournament, since it’s well-loved in the Linden community.Acting President of the Guyana Futsal Association (GFA), Kenrick Noel, pointed out that this year, saw the most Futsal tournament being played, and it is only fitting that the New Era Tournament bring the curtains down on a fruitful year for the sport.Wayne Forde, president of the Guyana Football Federation (GFF), said that despite not having an indoor facility, the sport of Futsal is very much alive in Linden, while pledging his Federation’s continued support in making the game more popular and properly administered.Sparta Boss, Meadowbrook, Customs, Bent Street and West Front Road ‘Gold is Money’ are among the city teams who will be participating in the event for the first time.Apart from the lucrative first place prize, the second place team will pick up $150,000, while third place is set to receive $50,000.last_img read more

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Lagos Badminton Classic Postponed Due to COVID-19

first_imgDuro IkhazuagbeAfrica’s biggest International badminton championship, the Lagos International Badminton Classics has been postponed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.The classics was earlier billed to take place between July 1st -and 4th, 2020. President of the Badminton Federation of Nigeria (BFN), Francis Orbih The world governing body of the sport, Badminton World Federation (BWF) arrived the decision to shift the tournament as a way to ensure players and officials are safe from the ravaging disease.President of the Badminton Federation of Nigeria (BFN), Francis Orbih confirmed the postponement to THISDAY last night.“Following series of communication with the Badminton Federation of Nigeria (BFN), the Badminton Confederation Africa (BCA) and the Lagos State Government through the Lagos State Sports Commission, the best possible way to keep players, coaches, officials and even fans safe from the coronavirus was to postpone the tournament,” observed Orbih.He stressed that much as all badminton players had looked forward to the tournament, this period calls for caution.“Much as we are saddened by the postponement, we are in total agreement with the BWF that the general well-being of the players, officials and spectators comes first and is of paramount importance.“As we pray for an early end to the coronavirus scourge, we appeal to all and sundry to keep calm, adhere to laid down advisories and generally stay safe,” concludes the BFN Chief.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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More on Onuaku’s injury, No.1 seed in jeopardy?

first_img[email protected]@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+ Monroe explodes — againJohn Thompson III knew Syracuse did not want Greg Monroe to score. That’s why the Orange threw bodies at Monroe every time he touched the ball in the high post, making it hard to get shots. Luckily for the Georgetown head coach, his center is quite the passer. Monroe led Georgetown with seven assists in the Hoyas’ upset of top-seeded Syracuse Thursday afternoon. He also scored 15 points and hauled in a game-high 10 rebounds despite being hounded for most of the game.‘We’re fine because he did a good job of finding his teammates for open shots, open layups, open cuts. So I think that’s what they did,’ Thompson said. ‘Everyone knows Greg is an unselfish player. Had a terrific game without getting a lot of shots. I’m not sure how many points he ended up with. 15 (points), 10 (rebounds), seven (assists). That’s pretty damn good.’Monroe scored just four points in the first half, but he never forced anything as he patiently waited to find open teammates. In the second half, he continued that process, catching the ball in the high post and waiting to discover holes in the Orange zone. He assisted on a Chris Wright field goal that gave the Hoyas a 72-63 lead with 5:43 remaining, and had four assists and 11 points in the second half.The sophomore also hit 5-of-8 free throws down the stretch to help ice the game. Monroe kept Syracuse’s big man combo of Rick Jackson and Arinze Onuaku to just seven points combined.‘They found Monroe in the middle and he did a great job finding the shooters,’ Jackson said of Syracuse’s change in game plan Thursday. ‘It wasn’t about him out there scoring points, he did a great job passing the ball and that’s what it is.’ NEW YORK — Syracuse’s team physician, Irving Raphael, said the X-rays from the injury Arinze Onuaku sustained during the second half of the Orange’s 91-84 loss to Georgetown Thursday came back negative following the game. Raphael does expect Onuaku to play next week in the NCAA Tournament. Raphael said this means there is nothing wrong with Onuaku’s kneecap, knee joint or thigh bone, but cautioned that X-rays do not provide conclusive feedback on muscle or tendon-based injuries or ACL tears. Onuaku will be on crutches and will receive a steady treatment of pain medication and ice, Raphael said. ‘Someone said, ‘Do you expect him to play?’ And I expect him to play unless there’s a surprise,’ Raphael said following Syracuse’s quarterfinal loss. ‘But we’ll get the MRI and we’ll treat what we get.’ Raphael said that by the way Onuaku was describing his pain, it seemed like the same condition he suffered from back in 2006-07 when the center took a redshirt season to rehabilitate his left knee after injuring his quadriceps tendon. Onuaku also had surgery on both of his knees in April 2009 to clear up lingering pain caused by tendonitis. AdvertisementThis is placeholder text‘I don’t know for sure, but his previous condition was not an ACL, and it’s very likely in the same area as that problem from what he’s telling me,’ Raphael said. ‘But again, we’ll know after the MRI tomorrow.’ Still No. 1?Though it’s still to be determined, Syracuse’s hopes for a No. 1 seed in next week’s NCAA Tournament seem to be safe at the moment. Because the Orange is the No. 3 team in the country, it would (theoretically) take two teams to push SU out of one of the spots as a No. 1 seed. The teams directly behind Syracuse, though, haven’t exactly been on a roll.No. 4 Duke lost to Maryland on March 3 and has five losses on the season. The Atlantic Coast conference is down this year, and even winning the conference tournament might not push Duke ahead of the Orange. No. 6 Purdue will have a tough road to win the Big Ten conference tournament, and even if No. 5 Ohio State can win that tournament, it still would have seven losses on the year. West Virginia is the only team in the Big East with a shot — though it is an outside shot — at getting a No. 1 seed. But even winning the Big East tournament probably won’t be enough to get it done. Despite all of this, the media did not give the Orange a break Thursday, inquiring about SU’s seeding numerous times. ‘I think we’ve still been one of the most consistent teams in the country where we can get a No. 1 seed,’ sophomore guard Scoop Jardine said. ‘But it doesn’t matter, but I think we should.’ And with a two-game losing streak and a starting center battling an injury, it’s safe to say the Orange have other things to worry about.  ‘We’re not concerned about that,’ senior guard Andy Rautins said. ‘We just want to get there and play well, regardless of who we play. Either way, you’re going to have to beat teams. Everybody is going to be at their A-game. There aren’t going to be bad teams at that tournament. We’ll be satisfied and prepared wherever we’re at.’ Comments Published on March 10, 2010 at 12:00 pmlast_img read more

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