7 New COVID-19 Cases Linked To Fredonia Beaver Club, Health Department Says

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) Image via Fredonia Beaver Club / Facebook.MAVYILLE – The Chautauqua County Health Department says that seven cases of COVID-19 reported over the weekend are linked to a social outing at the Fredonia Beaver Club.County Public Health Director Christine Schuyler says Fredonia Beaver Club closed on Saturday for two weeks for deep cleaning and to ensure appropriate COVID-19 precautionary measures are in place.She says anyone who frequented the club in the last two weeks is advised to be extra vigilant with social distancing, masking and hand washing and should contact their health care provider if they develop symptoms of COVID-19.“Sporadic cases at various social clubs, especially in the north county, have been an issue but this is the first time we’ve seen cases from a single club reach cluster designation so rapidly,” said Schuyler in a statement.  “Clubs are not exempt from following the rules; members must work harder to protect one another.” Those who test positive are ordered into mandatory isolation and anyone named as a close contact of someone who tests positive is ordered into mandatory quarantine, explains Schuyler.In an effort to control the spread of COVID-19 related to identified clusters in the north county, a free, rapid testing clinic will be held on Thursday, November 12 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Murphy Training Center on the Dunkirk Training Grounds at 665 Brigham Road in Dunkirk.The quickest way to get an appointment is to schedule on the New York State Department Health’s website. Those without internet access may call 1-866-604-6789 for scheduling assistance.This outbreak response clinic is possible because of limited rapid testing supplies provided to Chautauqua County by New York State. Testing is free and appointments are required.Four new cases of COVID-19 were reported by the Chautauqua County Health Department on Monday, that in addition to 18 from over the past weekend.Health officials say there are now 93 active cases, with 21 people hospitalized.Of the new cases, six are in Fredonia, three in Dunkirk, two in Jamestown, two in Cherry Creek, two in Westfield and one in Bemus Point, Silver Creek, Lakewood, Portland, Forestville, Cassadaga and Stockton.Since the outbreak started there have been 1,189 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with 15 related deaths and 1,081 people have recovered from the virus.last_img read more

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NY Winter Virus Plan Will Eye Hospitalizations, ICU Beds

first_imgImage by Don Pollard / Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo.NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday that officials are working on a winter plan for the coronavirus that will add metrics for how the state designates virus hot zones.Cuomo said the state will continue homing in on small geographic areas where virus cases are a particular problem to avoid imposing broad statewide restrictions, considering factors such as the hospitalization rate and the availability of ICU beds.“We’re going to stay with the micro-cluster approach because that targets the spread, minimizes economic impact and stresses individual and community accountability,” the governor said. “That’s working very well, and all the experts think that is state-of-the-art.”Cuomo spoke a day after the state recorded nearly 7,000 new coronavirus cases and 67 new deaths — 15 of which occurred in Erie County, which includes Buffalo and has continued to see spiking numbers. As coronavirus cases continued to climb, organizers of SantaCon said Thursday that the annual holiday flash-mob-meets-pub-crawl in New York City that was scheduled for next month has been canceled.“All of the reindeer got the ’rona,” a post of the event’s website says, “so the elves have advised Santa to hold off on the in-person merriment.”Still, Cuomo insisted New York is “doing phenomenally well” compared to the rest of the country.The Democrat said New York’s winter plan will also look at ways to keep schools open by evaluating a safe positivity rate as well as determining the levels of testing at schools needed over the winter months. The winter plan also will outline how vaccines will be distributed as they become available.On Wednesday, a 5-4 Supreme Court decision barred the state from enforcing certain limits on attendance at churches and synagogues in areas that had been labelled as virus hot zones. The high court sided with religious organizations in the state who said that while attendance was limited for worshippers, other businesses in state-designated red zones could remain open without capacity limits.Cuomo said the ruling was “irrelevant from any practical impact” since the red zone restrictions have been removed, and it was “more illustrative of the Supreme Court than anything else.”“Why rule on a case that is moot and come up with a different decision than you did several months ago on the same issue? You have a different court. And I think that was the statement that the court was making,” he said.Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn’s Catholic diocese hailed the ruling, saying the limitations don’t “really make sense when you look at the volume of space we have in our churches.”“Our diocese has been very strict in the enforcement of the rules that keep people safe,” DiMarzio told reporters. “We in no way want people to get sick in our churches.” Share: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),Cuomo Arrived Secretly in Buffalo on Thanksgiving to Celebrate with Girlfriend, brought his mother, Williamsville to be exact… Orange zone…last_img read more

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Hair, Megan Hilty and More Set for Summer at the Hollywood Bowl

first_img View Comments The Los Angeles Philharmonic will let the sun shine in at the Hollywood Bowl’s 2014 Summer Series. The iconic ’60s musical Hair, with a score by Galt MacDermot, Gerome Ragni and James Rado, will be presented on August 1 and 2. Hair follows a group of free-spirited youths who passionately preach a lifestyle of peace, love, freedom and happiness in a society that they see suffering from intolerance and brutality during the Vietnam War. The musical features such memorable numbers as “Let the Sun Shine In,” Aquarius” and “Good Morning Starshine.” The most recent Broadway revival occurred in 2011.center_img The Summer Series will also include the July 4th Fireworks Spectacular, featuring Steve Martin; Broadway’s Megan Hilty singing Bernstein & Gershwin on July 10; a Grease Sing-A-Long on July 13 hosted by original Frenchy Didi Conn; and a concert tribute celebration of 20 years of Dreamworks animation hosted by Jack Black on July 18 and 19.last_img read more

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A Streetcar Named Desire, Starring Gillian Anderson, Eyeing New York Run

first_imgGillian Anderson, who headlined Tennessee Williams’A Streetcar Named Desire at London’s Young Vic this summer, has revealed that the show is aiming to play in New York in 2016. “We’re looking for a theater that can take our revolving set,” the stage and screen star told the Daily Mail. Joshua Andrews, who co-produced the mounting with the Young Vic, confirmed to Broadway.com that “discussions are ongoing and it is very much the intention to give this acclaimed production of an American classic a life in the US.”Directed by Benedict Andrews, Anderson played Blanche DuBois, with Broadway alum Ben Foster (Orphans) as Stanley Kowalski. No word yet on whether Foster would cross the Pond with the production, which was filmed by National Theater Live and broadcast worldwide in the fall.Best known for her work on her hit sci-fi series The X-Files, Anderson’s stage credits include Absent Friends at MTC, The Philanthropist at Long Wharf Theatre, What The Night Is For (West End debut), The Vagina Monologues, The Sweetest Swing in Baseball, A Doll’s House and the Mark Rylance-created fundraiser We Are One—a celebration of tribal peoples.Streetcar tells the tragic story of fragile former teacher Blanche, who leaves her family plantation house and moves to New Orleans to live with her sister, Stella and Stella’s animalistic husband, Stanley. She quickly learns tough lessons in the seamy underbelly of the 1940s French Quarter. The classic play was last revived on Broadway in 2012 starring Nicole Ari Parker as Blanche, Daphne Rubin-Vega as Stella and Blair Underwood as Stanley. View Commentslast_img read more

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Chile and Argentina Evacuate Populations near Copahue Volcano

first_img On the Argentine side, the small village Caviahue-Copahue, the closest town to the volcano, remained evacuated since May 27, in case of a possible eruption. The Chilean authorities in charge launched an emergency evacuation plan to move about 2,240 people living in a 25 km area around the volcano, although some farmers had initially refused to leave their homes, for fear of leaving their animals unprotected. The Copahue, standing at 2,965 meters, is in the middle of the Andes range, 358 km from Neuquén, capital city of the Argentine province of the same name, located 1,582 km from Buenos Aires. Generally, “the Copahue volcano displays few (seismic) events, but since May 26 it has been noted that more than 100 seismic events per hour have taken place, such as small tremors, but considering the frequency and that the released energy is more alarming than usual, this process is considered as a potential future eruption,” Luis Lara, head geologist of the ‘Riesgo Volcánico de Sernageomín’ program, told Cooperativa radio station. On May 28, the plan called for the evacuation of about 700 people to be placed in shelters after being transported in military trucks, and the departure of the 2,240 affected was expected to be completed by the following day. On the Chilean side, the volcano is located at about 500 km to the south of Santiago, in a difficult-to-reach area, where some Pehuenche aboriginal communities live as well. By Dialogo May 30, 2013 About 600 inhabitants from Caviahue-Copahue moved on their own, or were transported to the neighbouring villages of Loncopué (at about 50 km) and Las Lajas, Neuquén governor, Jorge Sapag, explained. On May 28, Chilean authorities started to evacuate residents near the Copahue volcano on the border area with Argentina because many locals had refused to abandon their animals, while the Argentine population had already left the dangerous area in view of the high probability of an explosive eruption. “Vulcanologists estimate that an eruption may occur within minutes, hours or days, so we will monitor the volcano’s activity during the first three days to know what is happening inside of it,” Sapag added. In the afternoon, authorities agreed with the villagers to protect the animals and decided to continue with the evacuation process on May 29, working quickly to take maximum advantage of daylight hours. last_img read more

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Horoscopes by PsychicDeb for March 2017

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Aries – Pluto in your 10th house – your practical ambitious plans revolve around money. You’re more than willing to manage someone else’s money – and can do wonders with it. The accent now is on gaining the trust of an influential person who will provide backing. The lucky number is 8.Taurus – Pluto in your 9th house – the sky’s the limit! You won’t be restricted by any petty thinking as you travel, make long-range plans, and expand mental boundaries. Leave the past and its problems behind; walk away instead of arguing. Aries and Libra are on hand.Gemini – Pluto in your 8th house – you’ll get a chance to prove yourself to a partner, mate or associate. Curb a tendency to go out on a limb or make impulsive decisions. A low profile and steady solid efforts are most likely to impress another. Study a legal document thoroughly. The lucky number is 4. Cancer – Pluto in your 7th house – your head will be in a spin. You’ll be witty, creative, and anxious to talk about the one you love. A group or organizational meeting is the scene of much wit and good feelings. Romantic wishes could come true in an unexpected way. Count on number 5.Leo – Pluto in your 6th house – stick with strong conviction this month. You have a keen, good sense about a business proposition; figure out a shrewd plan of action before you make a move. It’s especially essential to know if a key executive is with you; you’ll find out in a confidential chat.Virgo – Pluto in your 5th house – your sense of humor is spotlighted. You’ll feel free, unfettered, and will draw people to you who appreciate your happy-go-lucky attitude. A parent or parental figure may be a wet blanket but could keep you from over-extending your self. The lucky number is 5.Libra – Pluto in your 4th house – don’t believe everything you hear. A financial offer has strings attached that are not visible now. You’re in the mood to believe the best of everyone. Your special sensitivity could be best used to investigate the mysteries of life. A Pisces offers insight.Scorpio – Pluto in your 3rd house – you’ll be more cautious about dealing with distant places and strangers. Go slow, don’t force yourself beyond a comfortable range. A visit to an old neighborhood provides nostalgic moments and a poignant meeting. Contact a Cancer person.Sagittarius – Pluto in your 2nd house – you attract someone with a taste for healthy, gourmet foods, and a peaceful atmosphere. Enjoy the month; you’ll benefit through a special gift that shows true depth of affection. A family matter will be adjusted smoothly; don’t worry about it. Number 6 pays off now.Capricorn – Pluto in your 1st house – a leadership role can take you places. You’ll see new sights and learn new facts. Your philosophy of life becomes more joyous and love-oriented. A romantic interest wants to travel with you and explore beyond your current boundaries. Number 1 is the best.Aquarius – Pluto in your 12th house – you’ll work behind the scenes or in a matter requiring much secrecy. You’ll be a good detective, counselor, or researcher. Someone who comes to you with a tale of woe needs encouragement, not criticism. Offer valid suggestions. The lucky number is 7.Pisces – Pluto in your 11th house – a public appearance requires your more serious, practical side. Someone in an authority position is watching to see if you carry through with tasks as promised. Shrewd thinking helps you overcome difficult obstacles that arise. Leo plays a major role.IF YOU KNOW YOUR RISING SIGN, CONSULT THE HOROSCOPE FOR THAT SIGN AS WELL.Psychicdeb has been a professional astrologer for over 25 yrs. She teaches Astrology for a nominal fee. Psychicdeb also uses the tarot to do psychic readings channeling her spirit guide Helen. Reiki is one of her obsessions. She is a Reiki Master and loves to teach others the benefits of Reiki. Call 516-783-6771 for an appointment in her private office. Or you can find her at the Original Psychic Fairs on Sundays. A listing of the Fair dates can be found on her website at: www.astro-mate.org or join the Facebook page.last_img read more

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Data takes flight at Wings Financial

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » Member intelligence is driving an evolution in the member experience at Wings Financial Credit Union ($5.1B, Apple Valley, MN), which has gone all-in on using data to act and serve.“Member intelligence is a broad concept,” says Mike Lindberg, who leads the credit union’s Strategic Analytics & Member Insights team. He says Wings’ search for clarity in member intelligence and experience is focused on understanding:In what ways does Wings currently provide value to members?How do members want to see value from Wings?How can Wings position itself to improve value to members?The Twin Cities credit union is gleaning insight from personal interactions — in person and digitally — and actively building its internal analytics skills while working closely with vendors advancing their own offerings in machine learning, artificial intelligence, and visualization software.last_img read more

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Report: Mass bird vaccination may hinder H5N1 detection in humans

first_imgJune 23, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – Avian flu vaccination programs in poultry that are widely but imperfectly instituted, like those in China and Indonesia, may impede detection of human cases, according to a report from the European Centre for Disease Surveillance and Control in Stockholm.The report, in yesterday’s online Eurosurveillance Weekly, also says that the avian flu situation in Africa is especially bleak and likely has placed large numbers of people at risk for H5N1 infection.”Surveillance for H5N1 cases in humans,” the authors write, “is becoming harder where poultry immunization is widely but imperfectly implemented, because the marker of local poultry deaths for human case detection is being lost.”Declines in the number of sporadic human cases in countries with poultry vaccination programs should therefore be interpreted cautiously.”The World Health Organization (WHO) has underscored the risk to human health of poorly implemented programs for avian flu vaccination and the use of poor-quality vaccines, said Roy Wadia, WHO spokesperson in Beijing, according to a Bloomberg news story today.”If you don’t see poultry dying when they are infected, then from a public health point of view, you can’t be extra vigilant and warn people that they could be at risk,” Wadia said.He noted that vaccination may “mask infection” in birds, a reference to the fact that vaccinated birds can carry and shed virus without being visibly ill. “Thus, poultry vaccination shouldn’t be taken as a sign that human surveillance can be in some way eased,” he said.Regarding China, the Eurosurveillance report says information about the avian flu situation is difficult to obtain, in part because of widespread poultry vaccination. Also, the report says that poultry immunization “is a challenging task, with billions of birds being needed to be immunized annually.”China has reported 19 human cases of avian flu since late 2005, 12 of which were fatal, according to the WHO. Of those, according to Bloomberg news, 18 were not preceded by poultry outbreaks.”Indonesia,” the report says, “is failing to control outbreaks, due to a poorly implemented veterinary control strategy, including poorly implemented vaccination.”The situation in China and Indonesia is contrasted in the report with that in Vietnam and Thailand. Both those countries seem to have controlled their avian flu outbreaks—Vietnam through vaccination and other measures, such as banning the sale of live birds, and Thailand via mass culls and other non-vaccination steps.In Africa, the reports says, surveillance “is especially weak, and there is evidence of widespread infection in domestic poultry in parts of north, west, and central Africa.”Prospects of control are bleak here because of weaknesses in veterinary services, and a number of competing animal and human health problems.”It is probable that large numbers of people in African countries are at risk of H5N1 infection. If that virus had pandemic potential, then a pandemic arising from Africa must be a possibility.”Influenza team. World avian influenza update: H5N1 could become endemic in Africa. Euro Surveill 2006 Jun 22;11(6):E060622.3 [Full text]last_img read more

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Australia on course for lowest one-day rise in COVID-19 cases in more than 3 weeks

first_imgTopics : Australia was poised to post its lowest one-day rise in new COVID-19 cases in more than three weeks on Thursday, stoking hopes that a second wave of new infections gripping Victoria state is finally being brought under control.Australia, once heralded as a global leader in combating COVID-19, has struggled to contain an outbreak in the country’s second most populous state, which has seen triple digit daily new cases for weeks.Victoria reported 278 new infections in the past 24 hours, down from 410 a day earlier. Australia’s most populous state, New South Wales (NSW) reported 12 new cases, while Queensland state said it has found no new COVID-19 infections in the past 24 hours.Barring a large rise in cases from states that have a effectively eliminated the virus, that means Australia’s total of 290 cases would be the lowest one-day rise in new coronavirus cases since July 20.Australian authorities cautiously welcomed the decline.”I think we have to wait and see what happens over the coming week just to make sure that downward slope continues over the days ahead,” Australia’s Deputy Chief Medical Officer Michael Kidd told Australia’s Channel 9.center_img Australia has identified about 22,500 COVID-19 cases while the death toll rose on Thursday to 361 after nine fatalities from the virus were recorded in Victoria and NSW.The slowdown in new cases comes a week after authorities imposed a total lockdown across Melbourne, Australia’s second largest city, including a night curfew, restrictions on people’s daily movements and large parts of state economy ordered to close. Nearly 5 million people in Melbourne have been confined to their homes except for essential reasons for nearly a month.Neighboring New South Wales state is also on alert, having reported daily new infections in the teens for the past several weeks.Officials warned a failure by people there to observe social distancing guidelines could fuel community transmission, as they scrambled to trace several clusters stemming from schools and restaurants. last_img read more

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Original Queenslander listed for first time in 60 years

first_imgAn original Oxley Queenslander built in 1914 is on the market for the first time in more than 60 years.It is only the second time it has been for sale in its more than 100-year history.The house still retains a combustion stove in the kitchen along with vertical joint (VJ) walls, timber floors, a gas fireplace, fretwork and double-hung windows.The home is one of the original Queenslander-style homes to be built.Frosted coloured glass is a major feature in one room.Built by James and Ellen Price, Glenelg remained in the family until 1955 when it was sold to John and Eleanor Vickers.Set on the corner of Jutland and Price streets, it was known as the “big house” – with reference to the only other, and much smaller, house on Price St – which was named after the family.Value add: Geelong land owner finds gold mine in backyardThe original house at 57 Jutland St, Oxley, has been well maintained.The 1620sqm block is four 405sqm lots facing Jutland St, but it may be possible – subject to council approval – to re-configure the property to create a 520sqm block off Price St.Current owner Linda Vickers, who grew up in the home with her parents and brother, still has plenty of paperwork surrounding the property’s history.“My dad never threw anything away, so we still have all of the old rates notices and one of those old-fashioned books he used to make payments,” she says.“Whoever buys it can follow the story of the home through all of the old artefacts he kept.”Winning: 101-year-old woman beats reserve by half a millionThe kitchen retains an old combustion stove along with other original features.The well-maintained house has been restumped, re-roofed, re-decked and had the stairs and balustrades replaced within the past 10 years.There are three bedrooms, one bathroom, kitchen, dining and living areas, a wraparound veranda and a study which Vickers says was previously a bathroom.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor9 hours ago“You would have to heat water on the combustion stove and carry the hot water out there,” she says.Her greatest hope is to find a buyer who falls in love with the house, restoring it to its original glory. An aerial view of the property.“On the other side of the street there is a little worker’s cottage where my parent’s friends used to live, and it has been renovated and done up beautifully,” Vickers says.“There is another beautiful historical home on the street and they both complement this house well. It really has got such a historical connection to the area.”This story was originally published by the Courier Mail.last_img read more

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