Flu Prevention

first_imgHand-washing is critical to protecting yourself and loved ones from catching the flu this season, according to Roxie Price, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Family and Consumer Sciences agent for Tift County.“It’s so important to keep your hands clean throughout the day,” said Price. “Kids’ hands touch everything possible, so it’s really important that they practice good hygiene habits early.”Each winter, Price teaches Tift County first-graders the importance of washing their hands throughout the day. Through her lesson, children become aware of the germs they spread.“We put lotion on the children’s hands that can only be seen under a black light. Then we tell them to wash their hands like normal,” Price said. “If they come back with the lotion still on their hands, they know they didn’t wash properly, so we teach them to really scrub for at least 20 seconds.”Children and adults should wash their hands with soap and warm water, while being sure to scrub around fingers and under fingernails, for at least 20 seconds.“I’ve also been told that kids drag their hands down the wall as they walk, so teachers should definitely make sure the children wash their hands after they have traveled somewhere other than the classroom,” Price said.Price stresses that, if possible, hands should not come into contact with the mouth and eyes, and that sick adults and children should stay at home.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone 6 months and older get a flu shot. There are other ways to keep yourself and your loved ones safe this season as well.A healthy diet can also protect against the flu, according to Alison Berg, UGA Extension nutrition and family health specialist.“It’s important to maintain a healthy diet that includes vitamin-C-rich foods like oranges, tomatoes, peppers and strawberries,” Berg said. “You should also exercise regularly and get plenty of rest. All of these are factors in maintaining good health this time of year.”According to the CDC, the flu season typically lasts 20 weeks. Influenza symptoms include a fever, chills, cough, sore throat, headaches, fatigue, and runny or stuffy nose.For more information about the flu, visit the CDC website at https://www.cdc.gov/flu/takingcare.htm.last_img read more

Suffolk Cop Charged With Hit-and-run Crash

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Suffolk County police officer has been charged with fleeing the scene of a crash that left a 40-year-old motorcyclist critically injured in Ronkonkoma over the weekend, authorities said.Thomas O’Neill was charged with leaving the scene of an incident resulting in serious physical injury after turning himself in Monday at the Fourth Precinct station house in Hauppauge.Vehicular Crime Unit detectives alleged the 44-year-old officer from Centereach was driving a pickup truck westbound on Portion Road when he hit an eastbound motorcycle that was attempting to turn left into a parking lot east of Avenue B at 7:25 p.m. Sunday.O’Neill, who was off-duty at the time, allegedly fled the scene. The victim, Charles Giardinello, of Nesconset, was taken to Stony Brook University Hospital, where he was admitted in critical condition.O’Neill, a 12-year veteran of the force assigned to the Community Response Bureau, has been suspended without pay, police said.He submitted to a blood test that will be analyzed for alcohol and drugs, turned over the vehicle involved in the crash and consented to a search as well as a forensic analysis.last_img read more

How the Nasdaq and tech stocks became the winner on election night

first_imgThere might not have been a winner in the presidential election on Tuesday night, but there was a winner in the financial markets: the Nasdaq 100 and tech stocks broadly.Futures contracts tied to the Nasdaq 100 index jumped as much as 4% in overnight trading on Tuesday amid a volatile trading session that saw Dow futures register a nearly 800-point swing from high to low. Through the whipsaws, the Nasdaq 100 remained the relative outperformer. – Advertisement – – Advertisement –center_img The logo of Apple company is seen outside an Apple store in Bordeaux, France, March 22, 2019.Regis Duvignau | Reuterslast_img

Odemwingie faces long-term absence

first_img Odemwingie was carried off on a stretcher during the Potters’ Barclays Premier League victory at champions Manchester City last Saturday. Hughes initially expressed hope the problem was not serious but now it has emerged the 33-year-old Nigeria international will need an operation. As yet no timescale has been put on his recovery but the club have not included Odemwingie in their 25-man Premier League squad, meaning he cannot be registered to play until January at the earliest. Hughes told the club’s website, www.stokecityfc.com: “He’s going to have some kind of procedure but the medical staff are waiting for the knee to settle down. “He’s going to have to wait a couple of weeks before it’s actually done but once the operation is done we know he will work extremely hard to get back. “It’s a significant injury and unfortunately it’s a long-term one, but Peter has a great attitude to work and life in general – he’s always got a smile on his face – and he’s going to need those qualities. It will be a long road back but we wish him well.” Odemwingie only entered the action as a half-time substitute at the Etihad Stadium and almost set up a second goal for match-winner Mame Biram Diouf. But he was injured in the process and was himself substituted after 65 minutes. Odemwingie appeared to have settled well at Stoke following his move to the Britannia Stadium last January. His three-year spell at West Brom ended in acrimony a year ago and a subsequent switch to Cardiff failed to reignite his career. Stoke forward Peter Odemwingie is facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines with a knee injury, manager Mark Hughes has revealed.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

C-NS ice hockey rushes to 5-3 win over Liverpool

first_img Tags: C-NSice hockeyliverpool Glad that the snow stopped, the Cicero-North Syracuse and Liverpool ice hockey teams were able to resume their neighborhood rivalry amid the Northstars’ Opitmist Touranment.The showdown took place last Friday at the Twin Rinks, and it was C-NS emerging on top thanks to an offense that struck often in the early stages and then protected its lead on the way to beating the Warriors 5-3.During the first period, the Northstars three times put shots in the net, and then made it 4-1 early in the second period as Braylen Tuff took his turn earning a goal.That was enough of a cushion to withstand Liverpool’s late comeback, with goaltender Jordan Miller solid most of the way, stopping 28 of the Warriors’ 31 shots.Carter Wisely’s pair of goals paced a deep, balanced C-NS attack, with Nick Sciore earning three assists and Tyler Murray getting a pair of assists.Nick Tangretti and Braden Porter joined Tuff with single goals as Aidan Long, Holden Sarosy and Matt Cramer got single assists.For the Warriors, the three goals came from three different players – Cole Broughton, Matt Gagnon and Xavier Springer. Marco Palumbo, Connor Boland and Dylan Husted each had one assist.This followed a first-round game where Canandaigua overwhelmed Ontario Bay 9-0, and the Braves, meeting the Northstars in the championship game on Saturday afternoon, proved too tough here, topping C-NS 7-3.Liverpool, meanwhile, rebounded to rout Ontario Bay 7-1 in the consolation game, with Springer at the forefront thanks to his three-goal hat trick, plus an assist.Boland earned two goals and one assist, with single goals going to Gagnon and Broughton as Gagnon got two assists. Ellie Grinnals and Cory Grinnals had one assist apiece.C-NS is back on the ice Jan. 4 to host Ithaca, this after Liverpool would take on Cazenovia next Monday at Lysander Arena before a rematch Jan. 4 with Ontario Bay.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story last_img read more

Interview with Neo-Soul Recording Artist, Nykita Garnett

first_imgIn a sense, songstress and writer Nykita Garnett is a touching demonstration of a neo- soul singer with an essential sound as smooth as silk or velvet.While Liberian music followers continue to tune their ears to music that makes them want to dance, this talented young woman through simplicity, she says, hopes to connect with more fans through the affection that flows in her songs.“By saying that I’m a lover, because that’s the frame [through] which I see everything. I’m a lover, lover of everything, I think the foundation of love is in me. And when I speak of love I’m speaking of light, positivity and not just romantic love, which is what we always think of when we think of love.  I try to approach everything in my life from a really positive prospective, and that seems to work out pretty well.”Music with emotion, with soul and sparkle, has been at the heart of Nykita’s life since she was a child, listening to soul artists like Anita Baker and Sade.“I think when I started holding my own musical taste, there were a few things that stuck with me. Foundational artists of my taste I would say include Sade and Anita Baker. I learned how to sing on Anita Baker, her Rapture album was like a class that I took. Every run on that CD I could sing and used to practice all through my teenage years. As much as I loved soulful women, I also love diversity like Gwen Stefani, who was a huge inspiration for me,” Nykita added.As a child in Atlanta, GA (USA), Nykita and her three sisters formed a musical group called “Mosaic”, a collage of different shades of teenage girls from dark skin, chocolaty brown, all the way to super fair skin.”It was a mixture of every color and personality in this group. We did that for a while and performed around Atlanta, where I lived when I was in the States, until everyone decided they wanted to do different things. One went on to be a doctor, another played soccer in college and they all said that I’m the youngest and had passion, it ended up being me by myself just doing music from then on.”Practically from that moment, Nykita says she knew music was her calling. She pursued it into her 20’s, when she landed her first solo hit track “Liberian Girl” and numerous live performances that have earned her a medal in her singing career.From 2013-2014 Nykita has earned a steady reputation as an extraordinary singer, and spoke with LIB Life about her start-up into neo-soul music, up to how far she has come.LIB Life: Did you grow up in a musical family?Nykita: What’s the heart of my talent is, I come from a very musical family. It goes all the way back to my maternal grandmother, Thelma Goll from Harrisburg. She was always a praying woman and we always had music around us. A lot of it was praise and hymns; Thursday nights we’d have prayer sessions where my family would just get together and sing harmonies and hymns. I think the foundation of my passion for music and expressing myself in that way came from her in that way. Both of my parents sang in church, or recreational choirs. My mom grew up in England; she would introduce me to the Beetles and different kinds of music. My father grew up here in Liberia and had that pan-African kind of thinking and he would tell me about Cape Verde, Morocco. I always had an eclectic amount of music around me from the time I was young.  From the moment I can remember talking, there was music around me. I was talking and singing at the same time.LIB Life: You say you are a travel-holic, does that have anything to do with your love for music and having to tour around?Nykita: Travel is something that came by accident to my life, and for many people who were refugees by the Liberian experience, it’s kind of a similar situation for me. Since the age of three, I’ve been living between Liberia and America, and a lil’ sprinkle of Ivory Coast. There’s this passion in me to travel to learn about new cultures and customs and meet new people. Somewhere in the mist of my art in terms of writing, writing music and performing music, travel is a big part of finding that inspiration and being in different scenarios that make me want to say something in terms of the article that I write and the music that I sing.LIB Life: When did you start singing neo-soul music?Nykita: Neo-Soul is a type of music that many people don’t know about. While kind of playing around in all of those things, the group with my sisters and listening to my favorite artists, I stumbled across neo-Soul; I think it was Eryka Badu that kind of brought me into neo-Soul, and that’s because of my sister Tania who is the hip one (I perform with her around town, and she’s permanently here in Liberia). She introduced me to Eryka. It was something that felt like Anita but was kind of different. It was young, and fresh and still growing and developing and that’s how I fell into neo-Soul. I’m just attracted to Soul in general, a lot of people will say my music is soulful, I do a lot of genres of music, some very Reggae, a bit African, and R&B. But one element that remains the same is that its “soulful”. That’s what I love about neo-soul; you can’t interpret it.LIB Life: what is neo-Soul in your own expression?Nykita:  I think it’s about honesty, vulnerability and expressing your feelings. It comes from the gut, that heavy singing that heavy tone, it comes from the emotion, and from the honesty in that emotion. That’s what I consider soulful: honest, vulnerable and passionate kind of singing. If you can put that element on any kind of track, it always reads through.LIB Life: Listening to your music, one of the first things that comes to mind is, you are probably one of the first neo-soul singers in Liberia, that’s awesome.Nykita:  Many years ago when I was in Atlanta and very American standard, performing to get a record deal, it didn’t work out for me, it wasn’t a free environment that I could adjust to. I remember one of the producers I was working with at the time told me that for people like me it’s not a choice, it’s ingrained in me, it’s a part of who I am. It sounded ridiculous at the time, but now I get it. Doing music is not a choice for me, it’s something that is so natural. Music is one element of who I am.  I’m a song writer and a writer of articles. At the essence of me I’m really a writer; songs are just one way that I express myself. I think if you build it, it will come. I think if people can see honest, quality music there will be a nature of Liberians who will be enthusiastic about it.LIB Life: Before I leave you, tell me a little about the challenges of being an artist.Nykita:  When you are a creative person, it’s also hard to be a structured person. Finding that healthy balance between being creative and having that space and also being business minded, and being functional because you do have to eat; you can’t eat your songs. Finding ways to turn your passion into profit, in this new environment that I’m in, I’m still trying to figure out how to turn all of my passions into profit, and I think that is one of my challenges I’ve had here. We don’t have any major money that goes towards arts and recreation, fine arts and things like that, and culturally we don’t really respect it as much. I’m just really excited to be home, I’ve been back two years and now the possibilities seem endless.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

How the Premier League table could potentially change this weekend

first_img10. Leicester CityHighest possible position – 6thLowest possible position – 12th9. WatfordHighest possible position – 6thLowest possible position – 10th8. BournemouthHighest possible position – 6thLowest possible position – 10th7. Manchester UnitedHighest possible position – 6thLowest possible position – 9th 9 Sergio Aguero is in form yet again for Manchester City Mark Hughes’ Southampton have won just one league game this season Heung-min Son was on target in Tottenham’s 3-1 win over Chelsea on Saturday Will Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil be celebrating on Sunday? Huddersfield celebrate their win as they begin to string some results together So, how can the Premier League table look at the end of the gameweek? Using data from Sportsvisualized.com, talkSPORT.com reveals the highest and lowest potential position for each team at the end of this round of fixtures.You can see the results, below…20. FulhamHighest possible position – 15thLowest possible position – 20th Wolverhampton Wanderers have impressed on their return to the Premier League. 19. Cardiff CityHighest possible position – 15thLowest possible position – 20th18. SouthamptonHighest possible position – 15thLowest possible position – 20th We’ve got a brilliant derby-filled weekend to look ahead to and it could change the shape of the Premier League table dramatically.Not only do we have the north London derby on Sunday with LIVE and EXCLUSIVE radio commentary only on talkSPORT, but we also have the Merseyside derby, and a west London derby, which you can also hear with us. 9 17. BurnleyHighest possible position – 14thLowest possible position – 20th16. Crystal PalaceHighest possible position – 14thLowest possible position – 20th15. HuddersfieldHighest possible position – 13thLowest possible position – 19th 9 9 14. West Ham UnitedHighest possible position – 12thLowest possible position – 16th13. Newcastle UnitedHighest possible position – 12thLowest possible position – 16th12. BrightonHighest possible position – 10thLowest possible position – 13th11. Wolverhampton WanderersHighest possible position – 10thLowest possible position – 12th 6. EvertonHighest possible position – 6thLowest possible position – 9th5. ArsenalHighest possible position – 3rdLowest possible position – 5th4. ChelseaHighest possible position – 3rdLowest possible position – 5th3. Tottenham Hotspur Highest possible position – 2ndLowest possible position – 5th 9 Manchester United stars Anthony Martial, Alexis Sanchez, and Marouane Fellaini look dejected. 9 Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri 9 9 2. LiverpoolHighest possible position – 1stLowest possible position – 3rd1. Manchester CityHighest possible position – 1stLowest possible position – 2nd 9 Arsenal will go ahead of Tottenham in the standings if they beat them at the Emirates, while Liverpool could potentially go to the top of the division if they claim victory over Everton.Meanwhile, Fulham could launch themselves off the foot of the table if they defeat Chelsea. Claudio Ranieri replaced Slavisa Jokanovic as Fulham boss three weeks ago last_img read more

African Cup Final Much More than Mane vs. Mahrez

first_imgCAIRO (AP) — Djamel Belmadi sank to his knees, eyes closed and arms aloft after Riyad Mahrez’s goal with seconds remaining put Algeria in the African Cup of Nations final for the first time in 29 years.About two hours earlier, Senegal’s Aliou Cisse celebrated a place in Africa’s biggest game and a chance at a first title for his country in the same way.It was striking how two coaches who are good friends, who played against each other in their early days, and who were born just a day apart, expressed their joy with almost carbon-copy acts.Friday’s African Cup final in Cairo will be headlined by the teams’ Premier League stars: Senegal forward Sadio Mane of Liverpool and Algeria captain Mahrez of Manchester City. They have lived up to their reputations with high-quality performances at the tournament.For Champions League-winning Mane or Premier League-winning Mahrez, it’ll be a season to savor. They both have three goals in Egypt, setting up the chance of a definitive fourth from one of them.But it’s much more than Mane vs. Mahrez.Algeria’s Riyad Mahrez celebrates with his teammates after scoring his team’s second goal during the African Cup of Nations round of 16 soccer match between Guinea and Algeria in 30 June stadium in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, July 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)The coaches have compelling stories. They are young in the coaching game at age 43. They spent formative years growing up and playing in France, where they came across each other. They are former national team players for their countries who have graduated to the top job, which is uncommon in Africa.It’s also rare that they’ve both reached the pinnacle of a tournament nearly monopolized by foreign coaches. In 31 previous African Cups, there have only been four finals to feature two African coaches. It last happened in 1998 and before that in the 1960s and ’70s.“It’s a great message that we have sent to those responsible for football in all countries in Africa. It’s amazing,” Belmadi said. “I’ve known Cisse for a very long time. We used to play against each other when we were both in France. To play this final against Senegal, against my friend, is amazing.”Belmadi played for Algeria in the early 2000s. He’s been coach for less than a year but has taken the team to the final for the first time since the country won its sole title on home soil in 1990.Senegal has no titles, with defeat in the 2002 final, when Cisse himself missed the decisive penalty in a shootout, the closest it has come.Cisse captained that 2002 team, which went on to make the World Cup quarterfinals four months later and stands out as one of Africa’s best.Algeria’s Riyad Mahrez scores the winning goal during the African Cup of Nations semifinal soccer match between Algeria and Nigeria in Cairo International stadium in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, July 14, 2019. Algeria won 2-1. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)“I have unlimited trust in my players, and I felt they wanted to achieve something,” Cisse said. “They have done all that is needed to win. My players told me they will be better than us (in 2002), and they have been.”Both coaches have deep-rooted connections to their teams.Belmadi was at the center of Algeria’s celebrations after the semifinal against Nigeria. The coach knelt as the players surrounded him. Cisse was also the focal point for Senegal in the extra-time win over Tunisia as jubilant players jumped into his arms.They have their own styles. Cisse wears crisp white shirts and smart trousers on the sidelines and embodies calm. Belmadi favors untucked T-shirts and tracksuit pants and is a whirlwind of activity.They met in the group stage, when Algeria won 1-0.“We know them, they know us,” said Mahrez.Underlining both teams’ efforts in Egypt is a prolonged yearning for success.Algeria’s passage to the final was greeted by mass celebrations on the streets at home. In Dakar, thousands danced outside the official residence of Senegal President Macky Sall. The winners will return as national heroes.Senegal was always one of the title favorites and is the top-ranked team in Africa. Algeria came in under the radar, but the expectation appears to be heavier on the Algerians now, with thousands of their fans in Cairo.That’s provided an extra element for the final.Egypt has experienced revolution and horrific violence on its streets since 2011. The tournament has been played under intensely heavy security.The only flash of trouble came when Algeria fans and local Egyptians — who have a fierce North African rivalry — threw bottles and goaded each other over fences separating them at Cairo International Stadium during the semifinal. Security swooped in to quell the trouble.Large soccer crowds have made Egyptian authorities so nervous in the past few years that fans were banned completely from attending games. The 75,000-seat Cairo International Stadium is expected to be full for the final.___By GERALD IMRAY AP Sports WriterTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Dabangg 3: Salman Khan gears up to shoot intense courtroom scenes

first_imgSalman Khan’s next, Dabangg 3, will have extensive courtroom scenes for which the actor will shoot for around 15 days. The scenes will be shot in Mumbai’s Film City.After around a month shoot in Maheshwar in Madhya Pradesh in April, the Dabangg 3 team has been shooting the film in Mumbai. It will now be shot at three different locations in Mumbai’s Film City.A source close to the development told Deccan Chronicle, “There are locations like the courtroom, and locations outside the court as well where scenes are to be filmed. This is the first time that any film in the Dabangg series will have extensive courtroom scenes; Salman is slated to shoot for half a month at these locations.”After wrapping up the Mumbai shoot, the Bharat actor will flew to Abu Dhabi and one more place to shoot for three songs with Sonakshi Sinha. The source said, “Salman will wrap up the songs and will then move on to shoot for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film. His company has a good deal from Abu Dhabi, and he prefers shooting there as he gets huge subsidies when he shoots for his film productions there. He virtually does not spend a penny when shooting in UAE.”The film also has flashback scenes in which Salman Khan will be shown as young Chulbul Pandey before joining the Police. The actor had to lose 7 kg to portray the character. A source close to the development had told an entertainment website, “He has to prepare for the next schedule of Dabangg 3. He has always maintained a certain level of fitness but for the third schedule, which goes on floors in July, Salman will be sporting a much sharper and chiselled look.”advertisementDabangg 3 is being directed by Prabhudheva and will hit the screens on December 20 this year. It also stars Sonakshi Sinha, Mahesh Manjrekar’s daughter Ashwami Manjrekar and Kichcha Sudeep, among others.ALSO READ | Salman Khan to lose 7kg for Dabangg 3 flashback scenesALSO READ | Salman Khan and Aamir Khan are in Andaz Apna Apna sequel, confirms writer Dilip ShuklaALSO READ | Salman Khan: I want children, but I don’t want the motherALSO WATCH | A look at Salman Khan’s controversial lifelast_img read more