UHS, Lourdes to not allow visitors at their facilities due to elevated virus cases

first_imgThe only exceptions are for those at the beginning-of-life or end-of-life situations. Pediatric patients are also an exception. This includes UHS and Lourdes’ hospitals, primary care and specialty care locations and outpatient surgery locations. (WBNG) — UHS and Lourdes will not allow visitors into their facilities due to a rise in COVID-19 cases across Broome County. This restriction begins Oct. 6.last_img

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Hoosier deer hunters cautioned about bovine TB found in Michigan

first_imgAnn Arbor, Mi. — Bovine tuberculosis was recently confirmed in a large beef herd in Alcona County. This herd, which is the 73rd cattle herd to be identified with bovine TB in Michigan since 1998, was identified through routine surveillance testing.Bovine TB is an infectious bacterial disease primarily affecting cattle. It is endemic in the free-ranging white-tailed deer population in Michigan’s modified accredited zone, a USDA designation for Alcona, Alpena, Montmorency and Oscoda counties. Annual surveillance and movement testing are required of cattle producers, which helps catch the disease early and prevents it from being moved off the farm.“In the modified accredited zone, anything shared by deer and cattle can be a potential source of bovine tuberculosis infection,” said Michigan’s Assistant State Veterinarian Nancy Barr, DVM. “Preventing deer from having contact with cattle feed, feed storage or watering areas is crucial for farmers in this area of Michigan and a part of wildlife biosecurity programs being implemented.”last_img read more

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Five things we learned from La Liga

first_imgIndispensable IscoZinedine Zidane had left two of his more creative forces on the bench in Luka Modric and Isco at Getafe and it showed as the European champions laboured to a 2-1 victory thanks to Cristiano Ronaldo’s winner five minutes from time at Getafe.Isco rode to the rescue as he created the winner, continuing his remarkable rise in 2017.Not a starter for either Real or Spain a year ago, he is now a key figure for both club and country, making it increasingly difficult for Gareth Bale to get back in the Madrid side once he returns from injury.Barca one piece short In five games since losing club record signing Ousmane Dembele for four months to a hamstring injury, Barca boss Ernesto Valverde has tried four different replacements without success.Andre Gomes was the surprise choice for Barca’s biggest game of the season so far at Atletico, but like Gerard Deulofeu, Aleix Vidal and Sergi Roberto before him, failed to take his chance alongside Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez up front.Suarez netted nine minutes from time to maintain Barca’s unbeaten start to the season, but there is still plenty of margin for improvement once Dembele returns, as despite their impressive start to the season, Neymar’s absence is being felt. Madrid, Spain | AFP |  Barcelona dropped their first La Liga points of the season as they came from behind to salvage a point at Atletico Madrid.The Catalans’ lead at the top of the table was cut to four points by Valencia, whose rise continued with a thrilling 6-3 win at Real Betis.And Real Madrid took advantage of their title rivals facing off by squeezing past Getafe to move up to third.Here, AFP Sport looks at five things we learned from the La Liga weekend:Politics briefly forgottenBarca’s first trip to the capital since a violence-marred Catalan referendum threatened to be overshadowed by the political tension sweeping Spain.Yet, despite a greater presence of Spanish flags than normal, both managers hailed the atmosphere as a “great night of football” as many of the political overtones were forgotten as two of Europe’s top sides served up a spectacle on the field.center_img Valencia for realValencia stormed past Real Madrid, Atletico, and Sevilla up to second with a hugely impressive 6-3 rout at previously high-flying Real Betis.Marcelino Garcia Toral has transformed Los Che’s fortunes in just two months after two years in the doldrums.A title challenge is almost certainly beyond Valencia’s realistic ambitions, but with Atletico and Sevilla stumbling, they could be back in the Champions League this time next year.Costa can’t come quick enoughAtletico coach Diego Simeone lamented his side’s inability to strike on the counter-attack with Barca chasing the game for an hour at the Wanda Metropolitano.The man Atletico needed was in the stands with Diego Costa unable to play until January.Los Rojiblancos have lacked a world-class partner for Antoine Griezmann for at least two years, and with four draws from their opening eight games, Costa may come too late to salvage Atletico’s title challenge.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

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Real cruise into last 16, Liverpool blow three-goal lead

first_imgMadrid players celebrate after thrashing ApoelParis, France | AFP | Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice as holders Real Madrid thrashed APOEL 6-0 in Cyprus to reach the Champions League last 16 on Tuesday, while Liverpool blew a three-goal lead in a thriller at Sevilla.Zinedine Zidane’s Real bounced back from their 3-1 loss at Tottenham Hotspur last time out by crushing APOEL, with four of the goals coming before half-time. Tottenham sealed top spot in Group H with a come-from-behind 2-1 victory at Borussia Dortmund.Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang put the hosts ahead, but with Real’s thumping win sending Dortmund out, Spurs levelled through Harry Kane and Son Heung-Min curled in a 76th-minute winner.– Liverpool collapse –Five-time champions Liverpool threw away a last-16 spot as Sevilla roared back from three goals down at half-time to draw 3-3.Liverpool looked to be cruising into the knockout stage for the first time since 2008/09 when Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane both scored from flicked-on corners. “It was a very good evening for us,” said Zidane.“We’re on the right track. We’re doing things well and we’re building in strength. It’s never easy but it was a complete display and we scored quickly.”The record 12-time winners had to wait until the 23rd minute to take the lead through Luka Modric, but a run of five goals in 15 minutes either side of half-time sent them through in style.Karim Benzema put worries about his recent form to bed with a double either side of a Nacho effort, before Ronaldo got in on the act after the break.The Portuguese climbed highest to power a header into the corner from an inviting Marcelo cross.And the 32-year-old, who has only scored once in eight La Liga appearances this season, scored his eighth Champions League goal this term with an excellent left-footed finish from a tight angle. Winger Insigne made the difference with a magnificent individual effort in the 56th minute, dancing past two defenders before curling into the top corner from 25 yards out.Further late goals from Piotr Zielinski and Dries Mertens gave their goal difference a boost.Manchester City secured first place in the group with a 1-0 win over rock-bottom Feyenoord as Raheem Sterling scored an 88th-minute winner.Napoli need City to beat Shakhtar in the final round of games and see off Feyenoord in Rotterdam to progress.Turkish champions Besiktas reached the last 16 for the first time in 31 years, as a goal from Talisca secured a 1-1 draw with Porto in Istanbul to wrap up top spot in Group G.Last season’s semi-finalists Monaco are out of Europe altogether, after a woeful performance and 4-1 home loss to RB Leipzig.The French champions saw the German tournament debutants race into a 3-0 lead through a Jemerson own goal and a Timo Werner brace, and although Radamel Falcao pulled one back, Naby Keita rounded off a stunning win that keeps Leipzig in the hunt.Leipzig need to better Porto’s result on the last matchday. The Bundesliga runners-up host Besiktas, while two-time European champions Porto take on Monaco.Share on: WhatsApp A rout similar to the 7-0 thrashing of Maribor in Slovenia earlier in the group phase looked on the cards when Firmino tapped in number three, but Sevilla staged a stirring second-half comeback.Wissam Ben Yedder beat Alberto Moreno to nod in a free-kick, before slotting in a penalty.And Argentinian Guido Pizarro struck in the third minute of injury-time to complete the fightback and leave Jurgen Klopp’s visitors deflated.“Fantastic first half and in the second half we made the mistake that we didn’t continue playing football,” said Klopp.“We have to control the game with the ball and we didn’t play football.”Elsewhere in Group E, Russian champions Spartak Moscow saw their chances hit by an injury-time equaliser in a 1-1 home draw with Maribor.Sevilla will book a last-16 spot for the second straight season if they can win in Maribor on the final matchday in two weeks’ time, while Liverpool have to avoid defeat at home to Spartak.Lorenzo Insigne inspired Italian Serie A leaders Napoli to a 3-0 victory over Ukrainians Shakhtar Donetsk that kept their hopes alive in Group F.last_img read more

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