‘First Responders Day’ Monday at the Indiana State Fair

By on September 24, 2020

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) will offer health trainings, birth certificates, educational games and other activities at the Indiana State Fair on Monday, Aug. 13, as part of First Responders Day presented by ISDH. On that day, first responders, including firefighters, police officers and EMT personnel, and their families will receive free admission when an ID or badge is presented at the gate.“First responders are on the front lines of keeping Hoosiers safe and healthy, whether they’re fighting the opioid crisis, making sure homes have working smoke detectors or providing emergency medical care,” said State Health Commissioner Kris Box, M.D., FACOG. “We’re proud to partner with the Indiana State Fair to honor these men and women.”ISDH staff will be on hand to provide information and interactive demonstrations to promote good health in Indiana.As part of the ISDH activities, fairgoers will be able to enter a drawing to win a mini Colts helmet signed by Anthony Castonzo, play cornhole and other games, check whether their child is tall enough to transition from a car seat to a booster seat, see demonstrations of the new Liv pregnancy mobile application and get their picture taken in the Liv photo booth.The ISDH Emergency Preparedness Mobile Hospital also will be on display. Besides getting some relief from the heat in this air-conditioned tent, fairgoers will be able to purchase copies of birth or death certificates from the ISDH Vital Records Division. Individuals should bring a driver’s license or other photo identification and a check for $10 to obtain a certificate on the spot. Parents will also be able to register their child’s immunization record with MyVaxIndiana.The mobile hospital tent will also host trainings for both first responders and fairgoers. First responders who would like to earn continuing education credits can attend a naloxone administration training. These 15-minute sessions will occur on the half-hour beginning at 10:30 a.m. and will teach first responders how to correctly administer this life-saving drug to an overdose victim.In addition, every hour on the hour beginning at 11 a.m., ISDH will offer Stop the Bleed training. This 15-minute training teaches individuals how to quickly stop blood loss. No matter how rapid the arrival of professional emergency responders, bystanders will always be first on the scene of a traumatic event. A person who is bleeding can die from blood loss within five minutes, so it is important to quickly stop the bleeding.ISDH, along with first responders and other partners, works daily to protect Hoosiers from disease and educate them about ways to improve their health. ISDH also responds to natural disasters, such as recent flooding, to ensure that Hoosiers are protected from illnesses that can result from such incidents.last_img read more

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I’m buzzing and ready to go, says Ighalo after Man Utd move extension

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first_img Loading… Manchester United striker, Odion Ighalo, has expressed his satisfaction at clinching an extended stay with the Reds, after confirmation his loan period will run until the end of January 2021. “I’m sending thanks to the Shanghai president and director for the support because they know this is what I want. So I’m thanking them and I’m happy that this has happened. They wish me all the best too. “Like I’ve said, since I was young, I’ve been supporting this club and playing for it is a dream. Now I’ve extended my loan, it makes it more even clear and I’m committed as I know, in my head, I’m here until January ending. I just want to work hard and enjoy it, support the team and do whatever I can to make us go higher and higher.” When asked to describe what it feels like scoring for his boyhood favourites, he replied: “Seeing it happen, it’s very difficult for me to explain the feelings inside. I just want to say it’s a great moment I’m going to cherish for the rest of my life.”It is clear how enamoured the striker is with the club and the way he has been treated since arriving in January. “Seeing the club from the outside, Man United or Manchester United and all that, being inside, you know you’re playing for one of the biggest teams in the world,” he enthused. “Everything looks different inside it. “The way they take care of you, the way the staff works there, everything. The younger lads and the way they work; they’re growing and maturing and getting into the team. And, especially, the hospitality as they make sure everything is 100 percent okay. They check you, even if you’re at home, to see if you’re okay or you need anything. read also:Why we allowed Ighalo’s Man Utd loan extension – Shanghai Shenhua “It’s different from where I’m coming from and different to where I was before,” he added. “It’s something I’ve never seen before and it makes me wonder if I’m dreaming or it’s reality.”The dream is continuing for Ighalo now the extension has been agreed and he certainly has the backing of all the United faithful as he looks to fire more goals in the coming weeks, once football resumes. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img The Nigerian striker was an instant hit after arriving from Shanghai Greenland Shenhua at the end of the winter transfer window but that deal was due to expire on the final day of May. Much to the 30-year-old’s relief, negotiations over an extension proved successful to enable him to remain in Manchester to help the Reds on three fronts when things hopefully get under way again later this month. Speaking exclusively to Tuesday’s MUTV Group Chat and host Stewart Gardner, plus former players Wes Brown, Andy Cole, Ben Thornley and Danny Webber, the center-forward outlined what staying at the club means to him. “I’m really happy,” he said. “It’s a dream for me to be here. I’m buzzing and ready to go. “I feel okay. The last few days have been difficult as there have been different talks about it but now I’m really happy so I need to concentrate fully. I’m here until the end of January, so it’s good for me. “I decided I want to stay and I’m happy. Since the first day I arrived, I made it clear that I wanted whatever it takes to continue that work. It was very difficult, there were some talks, but I’m happy they finally agreed and got everything done. Everything is official now.last_img read more

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Football – South Africa style

By on December 19, 2019

first_imgThe colourful makarapa – headgear thatstarts off humbly as a miner’s helmet,and is lovingly and completely transformedinto an essential item for the SouthAfrican football fan.(Image: Chris Kirchhoff,MediaClubSouthAfrica.com. For more freephotos, visit the image library.)Find out more about using MediaClubSouthAfrica.com materialFlying in from Canada to experience African football first-hand, Peter Severinac, from Ontario, was blown away by the electric atmosphere inside the Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rustenburg on Wednesday evening, when Bafana Bafana took on New Zealand in a 2009 Fifa Confederations Cup match.Surrounded by thousands of celebrating South African fans, all making their way out of the stadium, Severniac could hardly contain his amazement at what he experienced during the game.“Those trumpets are great, I have never experienced anything like it,” Severinac said, referring to the air horns (vuvuzelas) that distinguish football matches in South Africa from anywhere else in the world. “Nothing compares to the feeling of being in the stands with all that dancing and noise.“They treated me like a member of their family when they found out I was from outside South Africa. I will definitely be back next year for the World Cup, and will bring back as many friends as I can,” said Severinac before he was swallowed up by the moving crowd.Once-in-a-lifetime experienceBenito Lenon, who travelled from Madrid, Spain, to watch La Furia Roja play in Fifa’s “Festival of Continental Champions”, said South Africa “seems like such a good country.“I have been here for six days now watching football, and I really love the friendly people here,” Lenon said. “I must tell you, South Africans are the most friendly and hospitable people I have met.”Although Spain were playing Iraq in Bloemfontein on the same day, Lenon chose to experience a Bafana Bafana match in Rustenburg instead, having heard from friends that it was a once-in-a-lifetime experience to celebrate football in South Africa.He certainly wasn’t disappointed.As tens of thousands of spectators made their way to the Royal Bafokeng Stadium before the game, the city of Rustenburg, in South Africa’s North West province, came alive with the sound of a distinctively African Fifa Confederations Cup.The drone of vuvuzelas competed with hooting and cheering as fans made their way toward the stadium through the city, hoping for – and getting – a night of celebration as South Africa beat New Zealand 2-0.Hours before the match had even started, crowds were gathering outside the stadium as music and dancers entertained the excited crowd.“I am here to support my country, and the vibe around the city is great,” said Lebogang Molefe, adding that the Confederations Cup was all about showing the world what South Africa is all about.“We are a nation that likes to sing, and we are a happy nation,” Molefe said. “I hope our visitors see this now and on television, and I hope they come back for the 2010 World Cup.”Source: 2010 Fifa World Cup South Africa Organising CommitteeRelated storiesViva the vuvuzela orchestra!Big teams qualify for World CupUseful linksMakarapa 2009 Fifa Confederations Cup South Africa 2010last_img read more

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Soil health risks in fallow fields

By on December 17, 2019

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest With so many Ohio fields left unplanted this year, farmers should consider the risks to next year’s crops, soil experts from The Ohio State University warn.If wind or rain carry away the topsoil of a bare field, it can take years to rebuild that topsoil, said Steve Culman, a soil fertility specialist with Ohio State University Extension.Topsoil is the layer richest in microscopic organisms, which fuel plant growth. Besides losing topsoil, not having any living roots in a field can cause microscopic fungi in the soil to die off, harming the soil’s ability to support a healthy crop, Culman said.However, it’s unlikely that fields left bare for one year will develop fallow syndrome, which refers to a drop in the yield or health of a crop grown on a previously bare field, he said.“Soils don’t degrade overnight, typically,” Culman said. “Degradation can happen over many years or decades, just like building healthy soil can take decades.”If a field stayed bare this year and the farmer is concerned about planting on it next year, he or she can plant soybeans or wheat on those acres because corn is more susceptible to fallow syndrome, Culman said.Growers may also need to add starter phosphorus fertilizer to fields left fallow this year if a soil test indicates the soil is low in phosphorus, he said.Across Ohio, 1.5 million acres of farm fields did not have a cash crop sown on them this past spring as a result of the unprecedented amount of rainfall in the state. On some of those acres, farmers planted a cover crop, but many fields went bare.In northwest Ohio’s Wood County, 40% of the acres that normally have a cash crop planted on them don’t have one this year, and many of those acres are fallow, said Alan Sundermeier, an OSU Extension educator in Wood County.Some growers did not know enough about cover crops or lacked the time or money to invest in sowing a crop they could not later harvest and sell, Sundermeier said.Still, it’s not too late to plant a cover crop of wheat or cereal rye on those fallow fields, he said.“We encourage those unplanted acres to be planted with something living and growing through winter.”last_img read more

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Sushmita Sen perfectly nails her workout as boyfriend Rohman cheers her on

By on November 17, 2019

first_imgSushmita Sen is an inspiration to many and the former Miss Universe does it with finesse.With her killer body, strict lifestyle and incredible workout strength, the diva has been motivating millions of her followers to hit the gym.The diva is known for documenting her gym workouts on her Instagram account and she nails each one of them.Recently, she posted a video of her working out for the first time after her birthday. In the video she can be seen performing grueling gymnastic aerial exercises and the routine will give you major goals.She posted the video with the caption, “First workout of my 43rd year. I rise to the #gymnasticrings carrying no burdens of the past, no wait of the future, only THIS MOMENT completely aware & alive. To celebrate life as I witness my Maa & my Man applaud every effort & truly appreciate all the blisters. EVERYTHING IN LIFE IS POSSIBLE. Don’t believe me, believe in YOURSELF!!! #practice #discipline #workhard #wegotthis I love you guys soooooo much!!!! #duggadugga @rohmanshawl.”advertisementApart from Sushmita’s on-point back-breaking exercises, it was her boyfriend Rohman Shawl’s cheering for her lady love that took our breath away.Sushmita opted for racer-back sports bra and black gym tights for the rigorous session. She rounded off her gym look with trainer shoes, a top knot and bare face.ALSO SEE | Sushmita Sen shares late birthday pics with boyfriend Rohman Shawl, mom and kidsALSO WATCH | Up, close and personal with Sushmita Senlast_img read more

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Video: Iowa Scores 1st Touchdown Of Big Ten Championship On 85-Yard Beathard To Smith Pass

By on October 27, 2019

first_imgIowa football players walk out onto the field.MIAMI GARDENS, FL – JANUARY 05: The Iowa Hawkeyes take the field in front of their fans against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets during the FedEx Orange Bowl at Land Shark Stadium on January 5, 2010 in Miami Gardens, Florida. Iowa won 24-14. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)We have an extremely tight one at Lucas Oil Stadium tonight, but if things hold, Iowa will be conference champs. After the Hawkeyes and Michigan State Spartans traded five field goals through the first three quarters, C.J. Beathard aired it out, connecting with Tevaun Smith on a deep pass for an 85 yard [email protected] just erupted. Why? Because @HawkeyeFootball just took the lead on this *long* TD. https://t.co/AdE6L3P3p2— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) December 6, 2015Iowa leads 13-9 with 13:51 remaining in the game. You’re up, Connor Cook.last_img read more

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RCMP thought garage fire was cultural cleansing after Cree woman died Family

By on October 14, 2019

first_imgKathleen MartensAPTN NewsWhen a garage burned down behind the home of Dawn Anderson in 2011, the RCMP assumed it was a cultural cleansing as she died nearby.That was part of the “institutional failure” her Cree family recounted Tuesday in Thompson, Man. at to the National Inquiry on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.“Isn’t it customary to burn the home down they died in?” sister Hilda Anderson-Pyrz quoted a local Mountie as saying.“I was shocked. I was in such disbelief.”It was one of the reasons the family said it filed a complaint about how police handled the death of Dawn in the remote Manitoba town of Leaf Rapids, about 200 kilometres west of Thompson, which is hosting the inquiry this week.Mounties closed the case after it was ruled Dawn died of exposure due to intoxication. The 37-year-old was found frozen to death in her front yard following a party in the garage.But the family doesn’t accept that conclusion, believing Dawn was the victim of foul play.“The house is kind of a mess. The phone was ripped off the hook. The TVs got a big crack in the side,” said brother Dennis Anderson.Then 19 hours later the garage was set on fire.“Doesn’t that say something?” Dennis added.The fire wasn’t investigated, nor connected to Dawn’s death said Hilda.“I found it so odd. It was so cut and dried. At the time they didn’t secure the scene. They didn’t give her the quality or quantity of an investigation she deserved,” said Hilda.Dawn Anderson, left, with her sister Hilda Anderson-Pyrz. Family handout.The mystery surrounding Dawn’s death was featured in this documentary by APTN Investigates, a portion of which was played for commissioner Michele Audette Tuesday.The Anderson family was the first to speak at the two-day hearing. It’s the 14th community visit for the inquiry, which is collecting testimony to advise the federal government on how to combat epidemic levels of violence aimed at Indigenous women and girls.Hilda is well known in Manitoba as an advocate for survivors and families. Yet this day, she had to help her mother get through the emotional hearing.“I miss her so much,” Minnie Anderson said of her youngest of 11 children. “I wish that wouldn’t happen to so many girls and women. It’s so hard.”Most of the remaining siblings crowded around Minnie to share painful testimony – mostly about what they say is a “broken” policing system in the north.They say Dawn was pronounced dead by a medical examiner over the phone from Winnipeg, about 800 kilometres to the south.They say officers didn’t tape off the scene, collect evidence or speak to potential witnesses. Most upsetting, they say, was police letting Dawn’s young daughters watch as they loaded the body bag into the back of their truck.Yet the response to the family’s official complaint was there was no police “neglect of duty.”Brother Dennis Anderson said the case may be over for police but not for the family.“We have no trust with the RCMP,” he said. “None of us do. You don’t want to talk to police.”But, he admitted, that’s what’s stalling any new developments in Dawn’s case.He said people have identified a male suspect in the community who has informally confessed to killing Dawn but are too fearful to go on the record.“My sister’s caught in between,” added sister Liana Anderson. “People are coming to us and telling us this all the time.”Still, they hope the inquiry will order policies and procedures to change to benefit the whole MMIWG community, said Hilda.“I work with MMIWG families and survivors, and these are things I’ve heard them say repeatedly to governments…These are changes that they want to seelast_img read more

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