Learn more about the actual COVID-19 test

first_imgHave you wondered what the COVID-19 test is like or wondered if the videos are real?  If you’ve seen the test (because there are plenty of social media videos), then it is described as if someone is poking your brain: about ten seconds of mild discomfort or extreme anguish, depending on whom you ask.The test, which requires a sample to be taken from the back of the throat, is done with a nasopharyngeal swab, which basically looks like a giant Q-tip. The swab is inserted into a patient’s nose, twisted around, and yanked out. According to one doctor, it takes ten seconds for a calm patient to complete the test. Some patients have to get multiple swabs.Tests results can vary in availablity from 24 hours to up to 12 days depending on the lab it is sent to. Advice from doctors included rest, hydration and isolation. Your testing location will call with the results when they become available.  Health officials all say that if you are experiencing any of the symptoms mildly, just treat it as if you have the virus. Not everyone needs to be tested for COVID-19. Most people have mild illness and are able to recover at home according to the CDC.If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately. Emergency warning signs include*:Trouble breathingPersistent pain or pressure in the chestNew confusion or inability to arouseBluish lips or face*This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.last_img read more

New Piping Rock Memorial Park Plan Gets Thumbs Up From Residents,…

first_imgBy Jay Cook | RUMSON – Concerned East River Road residents and borough officials have reached common ground for the immediate redevelopment of Piping Rock Memorial Park after two months of back and forth.Rumson elected officials were looking to beef up the 4.3-acre park to include athletic space for new natural grass fields, but neighbors were afraid the park would lose its aura after plans to remove tennis courts and pedestrian flow were floated.That tug-of-war ended peacefully with the courts staying, new fields incorporated and Piping Rock Memorial Park keeping its community feel.“They worked overtime,” said East River Road resident Rob Thaler, who led a residents group to protect the park. “They found a way to fit everything they needed, in terms of the fields, and they soothed our concerns on the East River Road side.”“It’s a great feeling,” added Rumson Mayor Joseph K. Hemphill. “Truly, it took a lot of work, a lot of back and forth and really listening to the people. They objected so much to losing the front (along East River Road) so coming up with this plan was like a godsend to us.”The most visible change coming to Piping Rock Memorial Park is the installation of a 180-foot-by-360-foot multipurpose natural grass field for lacrosse, field hockey and soccer.A 40-foot-by-60-foot softball and baseball field will also be carved out with a newly designed bump out into the parking lot along Carton Street. Borough administrator Thomas Rogers estimated the field would have a center field depth of about 280 feet.To quell concerns from nearby homeowners and tennis players, the two tennis courts will remain.Rogers said “more of a grand entrance” will be designed along East River Road so visitors to Piping Rock Memorial Park will walk by the existing 9/11 memorial in place there. The playground associated with the Keith D. McHeffey memorial will be moved just west of the tennis courts with brand new jungle gym equipment. However, the Keith D. McHeffey 9/11 Memorial will be relocated behind the baseball/softball field backstop at the bump out into the Carton Street parking lot.A fully ADA-compliant walking path will stretch through the park with access to each amenity. Access will be to and from East River Road, Carton Street and Forrest Avenue.“It’s the same exact plan, we just shifted it around in order to preserve the tennis courts,” said Rogers.Residents in the surrounding neighborhoods mobilized after June 13 letters were sent out from the borough noticing homeowners about the impending project. Thaler and his neighbor, Christine Sibilia, helped organize a social media page called Save Piping Rock and communicated concerns to borough officials.“I do think that if we didn’t organize and voice our opposition to the plan, I think it would have been previously approved and continued without a hitch,” added Thaler Sibilia, a New York City native and East River Road resident, said her perseverance to finding a friendly solution came from childhood memories.“Piping Rock Memorial Park is my Central Park,” she said. “It’s certainly a conspicuous landmark to this town.”Rogers said the project’s funding will be consistent with prior approvals. The borough unanimously approved a $900,000 payment from the capital improvement fund to pay for the park renovations; construction costs are estimated to be around $750,000. Rumson has also acquired $387,000 in grants from Monmouth County to redesign the park. The county has since approved the most recent plans.Residents who frequent the park – which is surrounded by Ridge Road, Forrest Avenue, Carton Street and East River Road – may notice some significant soil stockpiles. Rogers said it was removed from Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School as they undergo construction around the football field. The borough purchased that soil “for pennies on the dollar” and saved $50,000 from the project cost, Rogers said. It will be used to even out the new multipurpose field.A contract could be awarded at the Aug. 21 Borough Council meeting, set for a special time at 4:30 p.m. The idea is to have construction start before Labor Day.The park’s new setup is expected to accommodate the approximately 3,800 children in Rumson’s recreation program. Athletic tournaments and mass busing into and out of Piping Rock Memorial Park is not anticipated in the future.“Ideally, all the residents would have liked to keep Piping Rock Memorial Park the way it is, but something had to be done due to the recreation needs,” said Thaler. “With that said, this looks to be the best solution we could have hoped for.”This article first appeared in the August 16 – 23, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

Blackmore & ‘Makai’ sweep awards at Nelson Cup Regatta

first_imgStrategy played a big part for Jay Blackmore in winning the overall prize at the Nelson Cup Regatta this past weekend on Kootenay Lake near Nelson.Blackmore, sailing SJ30 “Makai”, edged out Carrie Fitzsimmon to claim the overall prize and the B-Fleet Division.Fitzsimmon was sailing the SJ28 “Joanna”.Third place was Roger Higgins on his J24 “Current Sea”. In the A Fleet category, Craig Berg sailing Rocket 22 “Wicked” nipped Jo Raeburn on J29 “Orbit and Rick Belfry sailing Antrim 27 “Line Drive” in third.Winds during Saturday ranged from three to 10 knots allowing for some stiff competition in all three divisions.Sunday, winds died down which challenged all the skippers.Winner of the Laser (dinghy) event held on Saturday at Lakeside Park was Ian Deane. In second place were Kaden and Kenneth Ellis while Kye Gyre took third.A total of 14 boats and about 60 sailors from the Kootenay and Okanagan regions took part during the weekend.Organizers of the would like to thanks some of the sponsors, including, Nelson Toyota, Hume Hotel, NBC, Hellman Canoes, West Kootenay Fire Safety, Captain Eric’s Boat Repair  as well as many others.last_img read more

Calgary Police arrest Fort St. John man after sexual assault

first_imgThe victim was a woman, at home with her baby, who was attacked, after briefly leaving the child on a backyard patio, to get a toy.As she was walking through the home, she was attacked by a man, who subsequently fled through the front door, after the woman attempted to stab him several times with a pen.Despite an extensive investigation at the time, police were unable to locate a suspect, and the case went cold until advances in technology led to confirmation through DNA, of a match to man living in B.C.- Advertisement -A week ago today, a Canada wide warrant was issued for a suspect, and William James Brookshaw was arrested and returned to Calgary, on Wednesday of this week.He’s scheduled to appear in court this morning, charged with overcoming resistance by choking, sexual assault and break and enter.last_img read more

Five ways to get more operating credit – Part 2

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest What are some ways that farmers can optimize credit in times of tight cash flow? Doug Cox, Regional Vice President of Ag Lending with Farm Credit Mid-America looks into that question.FCMA Doug Cox 10.16.17For more financial tips, insights and perspectives from Farm Credit Mid-America, visit e-FarmCredit.com/insightslast_img

Cover crops following prevented planting

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Growers who opt not to plant corn or soybeans this year because of consistently wet fields would be best off not leaving those fields bare, according to an expert at The Ohio State University.A bare field is a vulnerable field, subject to losing its valuable, nutrient-rich layer of topsoil because wind can blow the topsoil away and rain can wash it away, said Sarah Noggle, an educator with Ohio State University Extension, the outreach arm of Ohio State’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES).And a field without a crop is an open invitation for weeds to take over, making it harder to prevent weeds the next time a crop is planted there, Noggle said.Planting a cover crop such as oats, buckwheat, or cereal rye to have something on the field is a wise choice, she said. In addition to helping slow soil erosion, cover crops can improve soil health.Nationwide, more farmers are planting cover crops. The national cover crop acreage increased by 50% over the past five years, according to the 2017 Census of Agriculture.“Cover crops can be a good way to take advantage of an otherwise unfortunate situation,” Noggle said.This spring, many Ohio farmers are having to consider what to do with fields where they normally would have planted corn or soybeans. The wettest yearlong period in Ohio on record has left regions across the state consistently saturated, delaying or preventing growers from being able to plant in them.Farmers nationwide are facing obstacles to planting because nationwide rainfall totals have also topped records.Some Ohio farmers who typically plant corn, soybeans, or both could choose not to plant either and instead, file insurance claims so that they can gain some earnings rather than risk planting in mud.Up to one-third of Ohio’s acres that normally have soybeans or corn growing on them could be left unplanted, said Ben Brown, manager of CFAES’ Farm Management Program. Much of the unplanted acres will be in northwest Ohio, the region of the state that has been the hardest hit by rain this spring.Only 68% of Ohio’s corn crop and 46% of Ohio’s soybean crop had been planted as of June 17, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture report. Typically by now, Ohio’s corn acres have been entirely planted and nearly all of the state’s soybean acres have been planted.“We want to plant. That’s what we do as farmers,” Brown said. “So it’s a ridiculously hard decision not to plant.”If a farmer decides not to plant corn or soybeans this season, he or she will be ineligible to receive federal aid through the Market Facilitation Program (MFP). The program is aimed at helping offset farmers’ losses as a result of the recent overseas tariffs on U.S. goods, including corn and soybeans.But farmers who plant a crop such as soybeans as a cover crop and don’t harvest it might still be able to collect a minimal MFP payment, Brown said. However, there’s a stipulation: The soybean cover crop has to be grown on land that had been intended to grow corn.While there’s still time in the growing season to plant soybeans, how many acres will be planted in Ohio and across the Midwest is uncertain. Much of that hinges on the weather. Above-average rainfall is predicted for the rest of the month, and national predictions call for July and August to be wetter than normal across much of the country.To help select a cover crop, visit go.osu.edu/covertheland.last_img read more

Bonleon out to prove he can still play despite weight gain

first_imgCayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games View comments Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Mario Bonleon. PBA IMAGESFor Mario Bonleon, he’s looking at this run with AMA Online Education in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup as a chance for redemption.“I’m trying to prove that even though I’m fat, I can still play,” he said in Filipino.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The 22-year-old didn’t waste time in proving his worth as he poured 31 points in the Titans’ 118-100 defeat to Racal on Thursday.However, his scoring came at a woeful 8-of-20 clip from the field including a dismal 0-of-8 shooting from three.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingBonleon knows that he has a long way to go in terms of his conditioning, admitting that he still hasn’t regained his rhythm since injuring his hand last year. But he believes that with more work in practice, he will eventually get to his desired shape.“I’m still adjusting. I still haven’t found my rhythm. But I think I still need to run a little because I’m still gasping for air, and a little more shooting in practice. I also know that I have to trim down more because my coach in UST said that I’m fat,” he said. BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blastcenter_img BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR While he is looking to sustain his scoring, Bonleon is hoping that his outburts would come with a victory next time.“I know I still need to work on more things. I got 31 points, but we lost and got blown out. I hope next game, we can win and if I can exceed my point turnout, it will be better. The important thing for me is for the team to win,” he said.The Titans spring back to action against Cignal next Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Athletes unite for ailing Laribalast_img read more

‘Nacho Libre’ wrestler Silver King dies during London match

first_imgMOST READ In 1994, he won the Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre world heavyweight title. Gonzalez competed in World Championship Wrestling between 1997 and 2000, and during 2001-2006 used the ring name Black Tiger III. He went back to being Silver King after he was unmasked during a 2006 match.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Gonzalez was struggling to stand up from the first flooring when another blow from Juventud Guerrera sent him sprawling back down front first, the Press Association said. The victorious Young Warrior pinned Silver King and started celebrating his win, the news agency said.Attendee Roberto Carrera Maldonado told the BBC the wrestler’s condition initially appeared “staged” as part of the fight, before efforts were made to revive him and the audience was cleared from the venue.“All of us were really shocked. It wasn’t clear what was happening,” Maldonado said. “I had the impression they didn’t know what to do.”The London Ambulance Service said medics arrived five minutes after they were called to the Roundhouse on Saturday, but the patient was pronounced dead at the scene.Gonzalez was the son of well-known Mexican wrestler who performed as Dr. Wagner, and one of his brothers is luchador Dr. Wagner Jr. He made his professional debut in the mid-1980s and worked for promoters in Mexico and Japan.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting In this image made from video taken on Saturday, May 11, 2019, The Silver King, right, talks to the camera with fan Mark van der Enden at the Roundhouse in London. A fan of a wrestler and actor who died after collapsing on stage mid-performance in London shared the moment he got to meet his idol earlier that afternoon. Cesar Cuauhtemoc Gonzalez Barron, also known by his wrestling title of Silver King, died of a suspected heart attack at the Roundhouse in London’s Camden on Saturday night, promoters said. (@estefyunvin via AP)LONDON — A well-known Mexican wrestler who co-starred in the film comedy “Nacho Libre” died in London after he collapsed during a match that a witness described as so elaborately staged it wasn’t immediately clear something seriously was wrong.Cesar Cuauhtemoc Gonzalez Barron, who wrestled with the ring name Silver King, was one of the featured wrestlers of “The Greatest Show of Lucha Libre” on Saturday night. The north London performance venue, the Roundhouse, tweeted just after 12:30 a.m. Sunday that the 51-year-old “sadly lost his life” during the event.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lucha Libre World, which promoted the Roundhouse event, said in a statement the lucha libre star “suffered what we believe was a cardiac arrest while performing in the show and sadly passed away.”Gonzalez appeared as a champion wrestler and comic villain in the 2006 movie “Nacho Libre”, which starred Jack Black as a monk who wants to be a masked luchador. Lucha libre is a popular form of wrestling in Mexico that features colorful masks, elaborate costumes and acrobatic techniques.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThe description of the show on the Roundhouse’s website said the “awesome and immense Silver King” would take to the ring “portraying his villainous character, the evil rudo Ramses from his role” in the movie.Britain’s Press Association reported that Gonzalez’s opponent, Juventud Guerrera (Spanish for “Youth Warrior”) knocked him to the canvas twice. Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games messcenter_img Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:25Cayetano’s beef with ABS CBN? Unfair air time during 2016 campaign02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Kawhi Leonard for the win as Raptors escape 76ers for East finals ticket Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid View commentslast_img read more

SPORT-IPL-RCB-BOARD

first_imgBengaluru, May 7 (PTI) Scoreboard at the end of the Bengaluru, May 7 (PTI) Scoreboard at the end of the Rising Pune Supergiants innings against RCB in an IPL encounter, here today. ScoreboardRising Pune Supergiants A Rahaneb Watson74 U Khawaja run out 16 S Tiwaryst Rahul b Chahal52 MS Dhoni c Rasool b Watson9 T Pererac Watson b Jordan14 G Baileyc Rahul b Watson0 R Bhatianot out9 R Ashwinnot out10 Extras (lb-1, w-6)7Total (6 wickets; 20 overs)191 Fall of wickets: 1-26, 2-132, 3-144, 4-171, 5-171, 6-174Bowling: Binny 2-0-17-0, Rasool 3-0-37-0, Jordan 4-0-43-1, Watson 4-0-24-3, Aaron3-0-31-0, Chahal 4-0-38-1. (MORE) PTI KHS KHSlast_img

North American markets slide as metals take a hit amid trade angst

first_imgTORONTO – North American stock markets slipped slightly lower Thursday as metals took a hit amid trade uncertainty and the U.S. and China imposed tariffs on each other’s goods.Markets have been volatile but have traded in the summer on headlines, said Ian Riach, CIO of Fiduciary Trust Canada.“So I think a lot of the trade talk around the U.S. and China today…probably has a broad effect on the North American markets,” he said in an interview.The world’s two largest economies imposed 25 per cent tariffs on $16 billion of each other’s goods, including automobiles and factory equipment. The previously announced increases come as envoys met for their first high-level talks in two months.Canada’s main stock index edged lower, led by losses in the materials sector, base metals and gold weighed on the market.The S&P/TSX composite index was down 20.55 points at 16,326.79 Thursday, after reaching an intraday high of 16,358.58 on 171 million shares traded.The materials sector was down 1.5 per cent as almost all companies closed down on the day, led by Tahoe Resources and New Gold, on a stronger U.S. dollar.The Canadian dollar traded down at 76.55 cents US compared with an average of 76.83 cents US on Wednesday.Health care gained 1.45 per cent led by cannabis companies Canopy Growth Corp. and Aphria Inc.Information technology, industrials, energy and telecom services were up by less than a percentage point. Financials, utilities, consumer staples, real estate and consumer discretionary were down slightly.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 76.62 points at 25,656.98. The S&P 500 index was down 4.84 points at 2,856.98, while the Nasdaq composite was off 10.64 points at 7,878.46.U.S. markets face a lot of uncertainty right now as trade issues gain lots of public attention while interest rates and earnings are longer-term drivers of activity, said Riach.“In the short-term there’s a lot of uncertainty particularly around trade and just the political situation in the U.S. that I think has investors just a little bit nervous,” he said.“Here in Canada obviously with the U.S. being the largest importer of our goods, any trade uncertainty there I think just tends to put a ceiling on stock prices.”The October crude contract was down three cents at US$67.83 per barrel and the September natural gas contract was up 0.8 of a cent at US$2.964 per mmBTU.The December gold contract was down US$9.30 at US$1,194.00 an ounce and the September copper contract was down 1.9 cents at US$2.654 a pound.last_img read more