Men should take June to get healthy

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion As we prepare to celebrate Father’s Day, I encourage all men to recognize the importance of seeking preventative, timely and appropriate medical care. Let all of us — men and women — remain mindful important role preventative medical care, daily exercise, a balanced diet and refraining from smoking can have in our lives and the lives of our loved ones.Ladies, this June, which is Men’s Health Month, encourage the men in your life to eat healthy, exercise daily and visit the doctor for regular checkups. Are you ready to man-up and schedule a doctor’s appointment this June?If you don’t have health insurance, the Cancer Services Program of Fulton, Montgomery and Schenectady Counties (CSP) may be able to assist you with some of these annual screenings. CSP provides free mammograms and pap tests to eligible women 40 and older, and colon cancer screenings to eligible men and women 50 and older. For more information, please call 518- 841-3726.Suzanne HagadornAmsterdamThe writer is health education and promotion coordinator for CSP Fulton, Montgomery andSchenectady.More from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesBroadalbin-Perth’s Tomlinson seizing the day by competing in cross country and golf this fallEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidation Many health conditions can be prevented or detected early with regular checkups from your healthcare provider. Regular screenings may include blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose, prostate health and more. Did you know that women are 100 percent more likely than men to visit a doctor for annual exams? Recognizing and preventing men’s health problems isn’t just a man’s issue. Because of its impact on wives, mothers, daughters, and sisters, men’s health is truly a family issue.last_img read more

Vardy treble stuns Man City as Leicester run riot

first_imgFor the first time, in his 686th game as a manager with City, Bayern Munich and Barcelona, a Guardiola team conceded five goals .”I think the problem was we put an extra pressure on ourselves to score the second one and the third one,” Guardiola said.”Leicester didn’t want to play, just defend and counter-attack. In that position we have to be more calm.”It was the first time City had conceded five goals in a home league game since 2003 against Arsenal — a devastating setback after their win at Wolves in their Premier League opener last Monday.”Anxious…we are not creating chances, we are not creating chances, we got nervous, and after, we give away three penalties. When you give away three penalties you cannot win,” Guardiola said.City looked even worse at the back than last season despite the signing of Bournemouth center-back Ake.Amid reports City could be about to sign Benfica centre-half Ruben Dias, Guardiola could have been forgiven for rushing to seal the deal once the final whistle blew.While it is too early to write off City’s title hopes, they will need to improve significantly if they are overhaul champions Liverpool.”Of course it’s hard, but still it’s the second game in the Premier League,” Guardiola said.”We have to try to see what you have to do to avoid it next time. This is my job. Of course I feel bad for the guys, for the club. We have to analyze and improve.”Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers added: “I think to beat Manchester City you’ve got to run like hell, that’s the first thing.”We showed our quality, played the system very well, and it was an absolutely brilliant result and performance for us.” Rattled City City were ahead in the fourth minute when James Justin could only half clear Kevin De Bruyne’s corner and Mahrez smashed a superb strike into top corner from wide on the right-hand side of the Leicester area.But after dominating the first half, City were rocked in the 37th minute.Harvey Barnes’ precise pass played Vardy in behind Walker and the City defender made a panicked tug on the Leicester striker that sent him tumbling.Vardy picked himself up to drill the penalty high into the roof of the net. He showcased his predatory instincts again in the 54th minute.Making a clever run to meet Timothy Castagne’s low cross at the near-post, Vardy flicked the ball past Ederson with his trailing foot.Garcia’s push gave Leicester another penalty in the 58th minute.Once again Vardy was ice cool from the spot as he completed just the third treble against a Guardiola team.Maddison came off the bench to compound City’s misery with his 25-yard curler into the top corner in the 77th minute.Ake headed City’s second in the 84th minute, but Benjamin Mendy fouled Maddison four minutes later and Tielemens made Leicester the first team in Premier League history to score three penalties in one game.Topics : Kyle Walker’s foul on Vardy led to a penalty that the striker converted  before the break.Vardy struck again with a fine finish in the second half and netted another spot-kick after being fouled by Eric Garcia.James Maddison’s brilliant strike added Leicester’s fourth before Nathan Ake scored his first City goal.Youri Tielemans’ penalty made it five, sealing Leicester’s third successive victory and leaving City bruised after their most embarrassing league defeat under Guardiola since a 4-0 loss at Everton in 2017.center_img Pep Guardiola admitted Manchester City lost their composure as Jamie Vardy hit a hat-trick in Leicester’s stunning 5-2 win at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday.Guardiola’s side went ahead after just four minutes thanks to Riyad Mahrez’s thunderous strike.But that was as good as it got for City as Vardy tore Guardiola’s creaky defence to pieces with his pace and movement.last_img read more

Ocean Cleanup Arrives at Great Pacific Garbage Patch

first_imgA pioneering project of collecting plastics from the ocean is hours away from kicking off. Namely, the Ocean Cleanup’s System 001 has arrived at its final destination, the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, and activities are underway to put it into operation.Maersk Supply Service‘s Maersk Launcher was in charge of towing the system to the heart of the world’s largest accumulation zone of ocean plastics, situated halfway between Hawaii and California.The Dutch foundation informed on Twitter that the crew is putting the system in its designated U-shape in order to be able to start collecting plastics. All activities are reported to be going smoothly. The system, comprising a 600-meter-long U-shaped floating barrier with a three-meter skirt attached below, received the all clear to head for the garbage patch on October 2. It is designed to be propelled by wind and waves, allowing it to passively catch and concentrate plastic debris in front of it.The clearance was obtained after the system passed its Pacific Trials, during which the system’s endurance and performance were verified.The Ocean Cleanup estimates the first plastic could be collected and returned to land within 6 months after deployment. Once successful, and if the funding is available, the organization aims to scale up to a fleet of approximately 60 systems focused on the Great Pacific Garbage Patch over the next two years.World Maritime News Staff; Image Courtesy: The Ocean Cleanuplast_img read more

Sars-like virus death reported in UK

first_img Share Tweet Share 11 Views   no discussions HealthInternationalLifestylePrint Sars-like virus death reported in UK by: – February 19, 2013center_img Share Sharing is caring! Scientists have sequenced the infection’s full genomeA patient infected with a new respiratory illness similar to the deadly Sars virus has died in the UK.He was being treated at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham and died on Sunday morning, the hospital has confirmed.Of the 12 people known to have been infected with the virus around the world, six have died. The threat to the general population is thought to be small, although the virus has shown signs of spreading in people.Three members of the same family have been infected with the virus in the UK as well as another patient who was flown in from Qatar for treatment.It is thought one family member picked up the virus while travelling to the Middle East and Pakistan and then the virus spread to his son and another family member.The son, who died, had a weakened immune system, which would have left him more vulnerable to the infection.The hospital said it extended its sympathies to the family and was working with the Health Protection Agency to test other people who may have come into contact with the virus. The infection causes pneumonia and sometimes kidney failure.The exact source of the new virus and how it spreads is still unknown. The leading theory is that it comes from animals and the new Sars-like virus does appear to be closely related to a virus in bats. The threat posed by the virus is thought to be low as it struggles to spread in people. Prof Ian Jones, from the University of Reading, said: “Given the previous health status of the patient it may be premature to assume the death was a result of the infection but even if it was, it is unlikely to signify a change in the virus. “No general virus spread has been reported meaning the risk to the public remains very low.”By James GallagherHealth and science reporter, BBC Newslast_img read more

Police Offer Safety Tips For Planting Season

first_imgFile PhotoThe warm weather has provided an opportunity for area farmers to get into the fields as planting season is underway.As farm equipment seems to get larger every year, local drivers are being asked to keep an eye for large machinery on local roads.Indiana State Police Sgt. Tony Slocum said, “This requires drivers in rural areas to be alert to the possibility of encountering slow moving farm machines. Motorists should be prepared to slow or stop to avoid a collision with a farm machine turning into a field or driveway.”Police have issued tips for farmers and drivers:Farm machinery can unexpectedly turn onto a public road from a field or driveway. It is important for everyone to have patience and share the road.Farm machinery travels slower than normal traffic, often at speeds of 25 miles per hour or less. Automobile drivers must quickly identify farm equipment and slow down immediately to avoid rear end crashes.Slow moving farm machinery, traveling at less than 25 miles per hour, are required to display a slow moving vehicle emblem on the back of the equipment. This is a quickly identifiable sign to other motorists. All lighting should be working properly and be highly visible.Slow moving vehicles are required to pull off to the right when three or more vehicles are blocked and cannot pass on the left.Machinery that is half on the road and half on the shoulder may suddenly move completely onto the road. Machinery may take up more than one lane to avoid obstacles such as road signs.Before passing farm machinery:Check to be sure that machinery is not turning left. Look for left turn lights or hand signals. If the machinery slows and pulls toward the right side of the road, the operator is likely preparing to make a wide left turn. Likewise, sometimes to make a right turn with wide equipment, the driver must fade to the left.Determine if the road is wide enough for you and the machinery to safely share.Look for roadside obstacles such as mailboxes, bridges, or road signs that may cause the machinery to move to the center of the road.Be sure there is adequate distance for you to safely pass.Extra patience, careful driving habits, and the use of highly visible markings, and lighting will help prevent crashes involving farm machines and automobiles, Slocum said.last_img read more

Wenger plays down transfer talk

first_img “We have just had (Alex) Oxlade-Chamberlain back, Bendtner back, I hope to have (Mikel) Arteta back next week and (Aaron) Ramsey. Overall I feel we have the needed squad,” the Arsenal manager said. “We also have Yaya Sanogo coming back into the squad next week as well. “Overall we have a very strong squad. If something exceptional turns up we will do it, but not everyone will strengthen – they buy, but that does not always mean strengthen.” Wenger confirmed he intended to use a strong squad against the League One side, with Arsenal’s next Premier League match not until Tuesday night. Czech midfielder Thomas Rosicky, though, will not be involved following his broken nose against Aston Villa, which has seen him train in a protective mask. Manager Arsene Wenger admits Arsenal will remain on the lookout for “something exceptional” during the final eight days of the January transfer window, but insists there are no imminent deals in the pipeline. Wenger was photographed at Heathrow Airport on Wednesday, sparking rumours of a dash to Europe to seal a transfer. However, Arsenal sources insist the manager was on a personal trip rather than setting off for a scouting mission. Indeed, Wenger himself insisted at Thursday’s media conference suggestions he was watching Levante being beaten by Barcelona and keeping an eye on Cristian Tello were wide of the mark. Nevertheless, Arsenal continue to be linked with Schalke’s Germany international Julian Draxler and also Mirko Vucinic of Juventus, the Montenegro forward. Wenger, though, stressed he had not yet lined up any bids. “Unfortunately no. I feel a bit guilty always going to a press conference during the transfer market and having nobody to announce, but I don’t want to lie,” the Arsenal manager said. “It (new signings) looks very unlikely. We are 23rd January today and at the moment I must say we are not close to doing anything.” Other clubs may be making moves this January, with Manchester United looking set to sign Juan Mata from Chelsea, who have already brought Serbia midfielder Nemanja Matic back from Benfica in a £21million deal. However, Wenger feels just bringing in new faces does not necessarily make the squad stronger. Press Association The Gunners are in the market for some additional attacking cover following the season-ending knee injury to England forward Theo Walcott. However, with Denmark forward Nicklas Bendtner set to return from an ankle injury to the squad for Friday night’s FA Cup fourth-round tie against Coventry and Yaya Sanogo also closing in on full match fitness, Wenger does not appear overly concerned about Arsenal’s attacking options. last_img read more

River in full flow for Beresford

first_imgOl’ Man River, as low as 12-1 for the 2015 Derby, makes his eagerly awaited second appearance in the Juddmonte Beresford Stakes at the Curragh on Sunday. Press Association O’Brien also runs Battle Of Marathon, a Leopardstown maiden winner but well beaten in the Railway Stakes, and Order Of St George, who claimed his maiden by eight and a half lengths at the third time of asking. Dermot Weld’s Tombelaine will give O’Brien a good idea of where he stands going into the race. Weld’s colt finished second to Gleneagles and John F Kennedy, Ballydoyle colts with Classics on their agenda next season, on his last two outings. Tony Martin is not normally involved in these type of events but he saddles an interesting contender in Clonard Street. A debut winner for John McConnell, he was subsequently bought by JP McManus and sent to Martin. Frank Berry, McManus’s racing manager, said: “He’s been with Tony about two weeks. The horse already had the entry and as he seems fine at home, we thought we’d let him take his chance. “Hopefully he’ll learn a bit more, it’s only his second run. Tony trains plenty of horses for us so there’s nothing really to read into the fact he’s been sent there.” Ger Lyons runs Convergence, a Listed winner but last of five in the Futurity, while Jim Bolger gives a debut to the Teofilo colt Mcguigan. The field is completed by Charles O’Brien’s Solomon Northup. center_img The Montjeu colt is out of the dual 1000 Guineas winner Finsceal Beo and looked the part when successful in his maiden at the end of August. Trainer Aidan O’Brien will be looking for his 14th win in the Group Two to join his namesake Vincent O’Brien with most successes in the contest. last_img read more

FDA Authoritizes at-home testing kits

first_imgThe FDA announced on Tuesday that they have issued emergency authorization for the use of at home coronavirus diagnostic testing kits.The authorization was issued to LabCorp for their  Pixel by LabCorp Covid-19 home collection kits, which includes over 50 nasal swab test.“Throughout this pandemic we have been facilitating test development to ensure patients access to accurate diagnostics, which includes supporting the development of reliable and accurate at-home sample collection options,” FDA Commissioner Dr. Stephen Hahn said.Officials say the test will be available in most states in a couple of weeks but users will have to obtain a test through a doctor.The FDA also noted that the emergency authorization only applies to the LabCorp Covid-19 RT-PCR for at-home collection.last_img read more

Maloney, Graham to headline team Barbados

first_imgMark Maloney and Kevin Graham are just two of the big names Team-Barbados has for the final leg of the Seaboard Marine Caribbean Motor Racing Championships 2016.Maloney, a contender for the Group-four two-wheel-drive title is expected to rekindle his battle with Jamaican Peter Rae, who has already confirmed his participation.Kevin Graham on the charge in Barbados. Kevin Graham on the charge in Barbados.The duo had a keen contest at Jamwest earlier in the year with Rae producing some epic drives in round-one and Maloney being the dominant figure in round-two in Trinidad.With both men still in the running for championship honours, and the possible addition of Trinidadian Franklyn Boodram, fans could be in for a treat come November 13th,with no-holds-barred action promised.Other competitors include the Maloney brothers,Kurt (group 3&4) and Mark (group 2) as well as Shawn Eversley(Group 3), Steve King (group 3), Kenrick Husbands (group 2) and Tramaine Forde- Catwell (group 2).On the superstock end of things, Kevin Graham will represent the land of the Flying fish with many remembering his fierce duels with Stephen Vieira. This time out however, it is not only Stephen that he must worry about, as both Elliot and Matthew Vieira have proven they are both forces to be reckoned with.All in all, the Bajans are hoping to upset the Guyanese party come November 13 at the South Dakota circuit.However, all hands are on deck from the locals as they look to defend home turflast_img read more

Football News Former India footballer Poongam Kannan no more

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Kolkata: Former India footballer Poongam Kannan, who was facing acute financial crisis, died at a city hospital Sunday evening following prolonged illness, family sources said. He was 80. Kannan is survived by his wife Antoinette and two daughters. “He breathed his last around 6pm,” a family source said.A forward, Kannan played 14 matches for India and suffered a cardiac arrest earlier this month. There was a campaign on various social media platforms to raise funds for the family.According to his former teammates, Kannan in his hey days dribbled past defenders like a magician.For about a decade, the former Mohun Bagan and East Bengal forward was diagnosed with “severe osteoarthritis” that compounded his misery as he was a heart patient and had stent-implantation.Kannan lived with his two daughters and wife in a one-bedroom apartment in a narrow bylane of Jawpur road in Dumdum and the family had made several appeals to his clubs and the state government to foot medical bills of the star of yesteryear.“We have written to both his former clubs as we needed Rs 5 lakh (in 2009) for his knee replacements. But the only help we got was from East Bengal who had given him Rs 50,000. That’s all. Nobody cares about him now,” Kannan’s wife, Antoinette had told PTI in an interview two years ago.Kannan was one of the few players of extraordinary calibre to have come to Bengal and had plied his trade both in Mohun Bagan (8 years) and East Bengal (2) and represented India at the 1966 Bangkok Asian Games and 1968 Meredeka Cup before leaving the pitch in 1982.He also won Santosh Trophy for Bengal twice in a row (1971-73) and was the top-scorer.It was legendary German coach Dettmar Cramer who had given him the best appreciation by calling him ‘Pele of Asia’ in 1968 when he was invited by the AIFF to conduct a two-week coaching in Mumbai.Born in Vandavasi in Tamil Nadu, Kannan also played in Bengaluru and Chennai.He played for four years for Universal RC in the Chennai Football Association (CFA) senior division football league. last_img read more