first_img Share Directions:Add tea bags to boiling water and let stand for 2 to 3 minutes; remove and discard tea bags. Cover and chill brewed tea.Before serving, add honey or sugar to chilled tea. Divide tea mixture among eight to ten 12-ounce glasses. Add fruit to each glass and fill with sparkling water. Top with fresh mint. Makes 8 to 10 servings. Sharing is caring! Share Food & DiningLifestyle Green Tea Soda. by: – July 6, 2011 Recipe source: Better Homes and Gardenscenter_img Share Green Tea SodaMake ordinary green tea into a cooling beverage with this inspired recipe idea that combines several summertime fruits with the tea to create one flavorful drink.Add a mixture of nectarine wedges, lime slices, blueberries, and raspberries to the honey-sweetened green tea; then fill the glass with flavored sparkling water and garnish with fresh mint.Ingredients:8 bags green tea4 cups boiling water3 Tbsp. honey or sugar4 cups assorted fresh fruit, such as white or regular nectarine wedges, lime slices, blueberries, and/or raspberries1 liter plain or flavored sparkling water, such as raspberry, strawberry, or peach, chilled2 Tbsp. snipped fresh mint or 8 to 10 mint sprigs Tweet 22 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

first_imgHealthInternationalLifestylePrint Human testing for experimental Ebola vaccine by: – October 14, 2014 Share Tweet Sharing is caring! Sharecenter_img Share 99 Views   no discussions TORONTO – Human testing of an experimental Canadian-made Ebola vaccine began Monday, with federal officials saying the drug could be shipped to West Africa within months if it proves successful.Health Minister Rona Ambrose said the launch of the vaccine’s first clinical trial marks a promising step in the global campaign to contain the virus, which the World Health Organization says has killed more than 4,000 people.“This provides hope because if the Canadian vaccine is shown to be safe and effective, it will stop this devastating outbreak,” Ambrose said in a conference call from Calgary.Twenty vials of the vaccine have been sent to the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research in Maryland for testing on about 40 healthy volunteers, she said.The Phase 1 trial will determine if the vaccine created by Public Health Agency of Canada and known as VSV-EBOV is safe for human use. It will also determine the proper dosage level and test for possible side effects, Ambrose said.Studies have shown the vaccine works in primates both to prevent infection when given before exposure and to increase survival chances when given quickly after exposure.Canada’s chief public health officer said results from the human trial are expected by December, and if successful, the next stage would be to test it in a larger human sample, including those directly handling Ebola cases in West Africa.“The health-care workers on the ground are the most likely target to do the next step,” which could begin by the end of the year or early 2015, Dr. Gregory Taylor said in a news conference in Toronto.“Clearly if those studies show that it’s effective in health-care workers, the world would go into mass production.”A small U.S. company called NewLink Genetics holds the licence for the vaccine and will be arranging the trials at the U.S. military lab.National Postlast_img read more

first_imgProbable patients are suspect cases whose tests for COVID-19 are inconclusive or those with positive result but the reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction test was done in laboratories unaccredited by the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine. ILOILO City – The Department of Health (DOH) in Western Visayas urged local government units to establish more temporary treatment and monitoring facilities (TTMFs) for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients. * Bacolod City – 1,231 (626 beds occupied or 40 percent, 605 beds are available, warning zone) * Guimaras – 179 (62 beds occupied or 30 percent, 117 beds available, early stage of warning zone) Guimaras and Negros Occidental provinces already reached the warning zone in terms of bed occupancy while the rest Western Visayas were still at safe zone. Of this number, 2,167 beds or 32 percent have so far been occupied as of July 15. * Aklan – 265 (122 beds occupied or 45 percent, 143 beds available, warning zone) “Sulod na kita sa warning zone pero ara lang sa early part,” Te told Panay News. Here’s the breakdown of bed occupancy in TTMF and their status: * Negros Occidental – 3,717 (1,809 beds occupied or 50 percent, 1,908 bed available, middle of warning zone) * Iloilo City – 456 (40 beds occupied, 416 beds available, safe zone) Here’s the breakdown of 6,674 bed occupancy status: Dr. Marie Jocelyn Te, medical officer for emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases of DOH-6, made the call on Friday. According to Te, TTMFs are considered in a “safe” zone if less than 30 percent of the beds are occupied, while it is in “warning zone” if 30 to 70 percent are utilized. * Antique – 548 (61 beds occupied, 487 beds available, safe zone) Of the 2,167 occupied beds, according to Te, 1,925 were “probable” patients, 14 were “step-down” and 228 were mild confirmed cases. “Sulod na kita sa warning zone pero ara kita sa early part,” says Dr. Marie Jocelyn Te of the Department of Health Region 6. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN  * Aklan – 50 (one bed occupied, 49 beds available, safe zone) The minimum standard of TTMFs is one isolation bed for every 2,500 population, or equivalent to 3,187 beds. They are reserved for recovering, transferred from hospitals, “probable” and COVID-19 suspect cases. * Negros Occidental – 1,303 (523 beds occupied, 780 beds available, middle of warning zone) BEDS FOR ROFS, LSIS As of July 15, the Region 6 has 9,026 repatriates with 123 COVID-19 infected, and 24, 207 LSIs with 387 of them found positive./PN “Nagapakita nga ang Negros Occidental ang ara na sa tunga-tunga sang warning zone mga 40 to 50 percent ang na-occupied,” Te explained. Step-down cases, meanwhile, are patients recovering from COVID-19 who were transferred from hospitals to TMMFs. TTMFs are designated quarantine facilities to provide venues to isolate suspected and confirmed cases with mild symptoms that hospitals are unable to accommodate. * Iloilo Province – 1,403 (194 beds occupied, 1,209 beds available, safe zone) * Antique- 184 (83 beds occupied or 45 percent, 101 beds available, warning zone) * Iloilo Province – 2,236 (465 beds occupied, 1,771 beds available, safe zone) The region has a total of 5,674 beds in 213 temporary isolation facilities for LSIs and ROFs as of July 15. Currently, 2,118 were occupied and 3,556 were available. Te said Iloilo City is already in the danger zone with 16 of its beds occupied. However, there are available hotels ready to accommodate repatriates, she added. On the other hand, the system faces “danger” if more than 70 percent of their beds are used. There are some 6,522 beds in 303 TTMFs in the region, the DOH-6 official noted. Except for the province of Iloilo, the remaining highly-urbanized cities and provinces of Western Visayas are within the warning zone for the number of dedicated beds for returning overseas Filipino workers (ROFs) and locally stranded individuals (LSIs). * Capiz – 439 (283 beds occupied or 62 percent, 156 beds available, warning zone) She warned that utilization rate of beds in TTMFs in Region 6 already reached the “early warning zone.” * Capiz – 144 (all beds available, safe zone) Bed capacity is essential in the region’s healthcare system when responding to the COVID-19, as beds are the means for patients to be monitored, isolated and treated. * Iloilo City – 16 beds all occupied, danger zone but there are there available hotels that can be used to accommodate the repatriates and LSIs * Bacolod City – 25 (all beds are available)last_img read more

first_imgKevin LaTour topped the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car field Saturday at Arlington Raceway. (Photo by Sa­rah Moriarty)ARLINGTON, Minn. (July 28) – Kevin LaTour won his first feature in the B&B Racing Chassis IMCA Stock Car division Saturday at Arlington Raceway, leading from start to finish in the green-to-checkered race.Matt Speckman started 10th and worked his way through the field to challenge LaTour but ended up second ahead of Chad Schroeder, who got by Brent Uecker on the last lap to take third.Brandon Beckendorf bested the MN 93 IMCA Modified field again and Trevor Serbus wheeled his 95.7 IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car around the topside of the track to win another feature.Matt Looft crossed the finish line first in the Unhinged Pizza IMCA Northern SportMod feature while Alex Dostal prevailed in the Coors Light IMCA Sport Compact main.Cory Probst scored another Eckblad Trucking IMCA Hobby Stock victory.last_img read more

first_img Press Association “Over the course of the season if you want to be a successful team you need to have those options and you need to have players ready to take opportunities,” he told evertontv. “You need to find out as a team how you cope with injuries and suspensions. “Gareth has played in that position before and has experience, Bryan Oviedo is someone comfortable in that position while Tony Hibbert and John Stones can adapt into that role, as can Sylvain Distin. “In that respect we have plenty of options. It is an opportunity for someone to show they can help the team.” On the positive side centre-back Antolin Alcaraz played his first match after almost four months out with a hamstring injury. The Paraguay international has yet to feature in the first team squad since following Martinez from Wigan in the summer but came through a run-out in a friendly. Hibbert, fit again after a spell on the sidelines, and Stones were also involved in the game. “We had a very good exercise on Monday, a friendly behind closed doors against Sheffield Wednesday,” added the Toffees boss. “Antolin played 45 minutes and showed no signs of not being fully fit, which is very pleasing. “He has had a really difficult time and has been fighting strongly to help the team and I don’t think it will be too long until we see Antolin available and in a position where he can help in this heavy period. “We have 10 games in six weeks so we need everyone ready and available. “It was great to see the likes of Antolin, Tony Hibbert and John Stones showing that they are desperate to play.” “Once more it shows you what an incredible character we have as he never wanted to stay in the dressing room, he wanted to help the team but in the end he had to come off,” said the Spaniard. “We have had the news there is a fracture in his phalange in the right foot. “That is still a little bit up in the air as to how long he is going to be out. “It could be up to six weeks but knowing Leighton it will probably be less than that. It is how he reacts to the treatment he is going to have. “It is a real disappointment to lose Leighton for any space of days, never mind weeks.” Such has been the 28-year-old’s permanence in the starting line-up over the last few years there is no ready-made, experienced replacement to step into the breach. Gareth Barry filled in for Baines at left-back, a role he performed intermittently earlier in his career, but it is unlikely the 32-year-old will continue there in the interim such has been his impact in central midfield. Martinez is looking for someone to come in and grasp the chance but knows it will be a challenge for his side to lose a player who has been the Premier League’s best left-back for at least the last two years. Everton manager Roberto Martinez admits the injury to Leighton Baines will be a test of his squad’s depth. The England left-back has been ruled out for up to six weeks with a fractured toe suffered in the first half of in Saturday’s Merseyside derby, which eventually forced him off in the 3-3 draw at Goodison Park. However, Martinez believes the injury further underlined the defender’s character as despite breaking a bone, Baines was determined to play on. last_img read more

first_imgThe Latest: Sports in France not among government priorities Hungarian lawmakers approved a state of emergency on March 30 without an end-date. That gave the government the right to rule by decree on issues related to the pandemic for as long as it considers it necessary.___More AP sports: and,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Wembley Stadium in London will stage both the men’s and women’s European finals.UEFA says the rescheduled women’s tournament will retain the same 10 stadiums. It opens with England playing at Old Trafford in Manchester.___A decree issued by the Hungarian government allows most professional sports clubs and soccer teams to cut the salaries of players and other personnel like managers and trainers by up to 70%.The decree signed by Prime Minister Viktor Orban says the wage cuts can be implemented for as long as the state of emergency declared because of the coronavirus pandemic remains in effect. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___French Sports Minister Roxana Maracineanu says the resumption of sporting events in the country is not among the government’s priorities. Maracineanu is a former Olympic swimmer. She says “it wouldn’t be the end of the world” if the Tour de France has to be canceled.___UEFA has postponed next year’s women’s European Championship soccer tournament to July 2022.The UEFA executive committee decided the new dates for the 16-nation tournament in England will be July 6-31.The switch was made after UEFA and the IOC decided last month on one-year postponements for Euro 2020 and the Tokyo Olympics. Britain, the Netherlands and Sweden will play in the women’s soccer tournament at the Olympics.center_img Associated Press April 23, 2020 France is locked down until May 11 because of the coronavirus pandemic and speculation has increased recently as to whether the country’s soccer league could resume in late June.Maracineanu says “what’s certain is that sports won’t take priority in our society.”The Tour de France cycling race has been rescheduled to start Aug. 29 and end Sept. 20. The final day coincides with the same day the rescheduled French Open tennis tournament is to begin.Maracineanu was speaking in an interview with Eurosport television on Wednesday night. She says leagues could potentially start in September or have their remaining games canceled altogether. There are 10 league games left to play in France’s top two soccer leagues. Rugby’s Top 14 league has reached the semifinal stage.Public gatherings are banned in France until at least mid-July but Maracineanu says they could be extended until “at least September.”last_img read more

first_imgJunior quarterback Scott Tolzien shut up the naysayers with an 80-yard touchdown pass on the first play from scrimmage in 2009.[/media-credit]Wait — Scott Tolzien?That was the recurring question in Madison heading into the fall as head coach Bret Bielema listed Tolzien ahead of Dustin Sherer and Curt Phillips on the quarterback depth chart.But on the first play of the 2009 season, the junior had an answer for all his doubters.The first-year starter connected with Isaac Anderson on a play-action pass for an 80-yard score as Camp Randall erupted. That would be the first of many big plays from the new signal-caller, who broke the UW record for single-season completions. Tolzien led the Badger offense to the top of the conference in scoring this past year, while O’Brien Schofield led the way for an improved UW defense that finished at the top of the Big Ten in run defense.UW took down Northern Illinois in the home opener but found itself in a dogfight with Fresno State in week two. But a 72-yard touchdown run from eventual Big Ten offensive player of the year, John Clay, helped push the game to overtime where a Chris Maragos interception paved the way to victory.Wofford and Michigan State proved to be no match for the Badgers, but week five presented a challenge in Minneapolis with Paul Bunyan’s Axe on the line.A three-touchdown performance from Clay helped provide the Badgers with a late lead, but the Gophers had the ball down three in the final minute. Once again, the defense stepped in to secure the win as Big Ten freshman of the year, Chris Borland, recovered an Adam Weber fumble.At 5-0, UW knew its conference title hopes were on the line in weeks six and seven. The Badgers had to travel to the Horseshoe before coming home to take on Iowa in critical back-to-back weeks.But in week six, the ninth-ranked Buckeyes returned two Tolzien interceptions for scores, and those mistakes proved to be devastating in a 31-13 loss. A week later, more mistakes led to another defeat.This time, with Clay sidelined due to injury, Tolzien threw three interceptions as No. 11 Iowa made a second-half comeback to earn the win in Madison.After a bye week, the Badgers regrouped and let out some frustration at home against Purdue. Behind a relentless defensive effort and 266 yards on the ground, the Badgers got back on track with a dominating 37-0 victory.Following a close win at Indiana, UW returned home for Senior Day to take on Michigan for the final home game of the year, and the Badgers did not disappoint. Tolzien threw four touchdowns, two to wideout Nick Toon, as the offense exploded in a 45-24 win.The Badgers suffered from a bit of a letdown the next week in Evanston. A slow start was too much to overcome as Northwestern held on for a late win, but there was more work to be done. UW traveled to Hawaii and blew out UH to earn their ninth win of the year.The 9-3 regular season sent the Badgers to Orlando for the Champs Sports Bowl against 15th ranked Miami and UW was determined to get to double-digit victories. Tolzien, Clay and co. controlled the game throughout, and the UW defense forced a late turnover on downs to clinch UW’s first bowl victory since 2006 as the Badgers finished the year ranked 16th nationally.last_img read more

first_img Published on February 22, 2020 at 8:17 am Contact Mitchell: Army and Syracuse meet in the Orange’s third game of the season for the sixth year in a row on Sunday. This time, it’s a battle of top-ten opponents as a 3-0 start pushed the Black Knights up to No. 7 before they come to the Dome to take on No. 5 Syracuse. Earlier this week, Army was upset by Marist, 17-9, and consecutive losses could result in the Black Knights’ plummeting down the rankings.Here’s what to know about Army before Sunday’s game.Last time they played: The last matchup between Army and Syracuse was almost exactly a year ago. On Feb. 24, 2019, the Orange snuck past the Black Knights, 10-8, behind a balanced offensive attack. Since-graduated attackmen Bradley Voigt and Nate Solomon combined for three goals while Drake Porter made 16 saves — tied for his career-high. Nick Mellen held Army’s leading scorer, Brendan Nichtern, to just one goal while Jakob Phaup won 15 of 18 face-offs.All-time series: Army leads, 40-26The Army report: Syracuse head coach John Desko has consistently praised Army head coach Joe Alberici’s implemented style and said he knows the Black Knights always “play for 60 minutes.” Despite the upset loss to Marist on Tuesday, Army has outscored opponents 60-26 and outshot them 171-118 so far this year. The offense has been led once again by Nichtern — 22 points through four games — but senior attackmen Sean O’Brien and Miles Silva, as well as freshman midfielder, Jacob Morin have all added nine-plus goals. One area of weakness for the Black Knights has been at the face-off X, where Army, led mainly by Stevie Grabher, has won only 52.5% of draws.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHow Syracuse beats the Black Knights: Syracuse will beat Army by playing to its strengths — one of which happens to be a Black Knights weakness. The Orange currently lead the nation in face-off percentage, winning 71.9% of their draws, while Army sits at 28th. The biggest question mark will be the defense of sophomore Nichtern with All-American Mellen sidelined once again with a leg injury. Brett Kennedy will be thrust into the lead coverage defender role for a second game. Against Binghamton, Kennedy held the Bearcats best attack, William Talbott-Shere, to just one assist.State to know: 8/10 — While Army significantly leads the all-time series, Syracuse has won eight of the last ten matchups between these two teams. Player to watch: Brendan Nichtern, attack, No. 20While Chase Scanlan opened his Syracuse career, and the 2020 season, with a seven-goal performance against Colgate, Army’s Nichtern posted a seven-point opener of his own — four goals and three assists against then-ranked UMass. And Nichtern followed that up with eight points against NJIT. The sophomore attack led Army with 30 goals and 80 points last season, scoring on 27% of his shots. In Inside Lacrosse’s 2019 midseason review, Nichtern was rated as the best freshman in the country. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

first_imgMiami, Florida — There’s a group in Miami, South Florida that  spend timeless hours doing multiple things – big and small – all while striving to help the life and livelihood of others. And oftentimes, while their work helps shape and change the lives of hundreds, they sit quietly in the shadows of their relentless effort in the pursuit of the happiness they helped to share and provide for others without ever being formally thanked or duly noted. These strong men work tirelessly in the shadows.  They have a solid and meaningful purpose and are on a cause with a true mission: to help empower and inspire. They plant seeds of hope by giving of their resources, their professional expertise, and their valuable time. Modern day, real-life ‘Avengers’This group is known as the Alpha Rho Boule, Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity. Through their Foundation, these heroic men are truly the modern day, real-life ‘Avengers’ of our time, and they stand in the shadows and watch from a far while witnessing their contributions take shape. Founded in 1904 by a doctor in Philadelphia, the Boule, Sigma Pi Phi, is a professional fraternity with member Boules all over the country and internationally as well. “Member Boules across the country lend a helping hand to those who need it,” says Ricardo Forbes, a highly revered community leader, and member of The Alpha Rho Boule.  “We work behind the scenes and help do our part to help support the lives of young, gifted and talented black men who have demonstrated that they have the potential to excel and exceed if only given the opportunity to do so.”FMU’s Black Male College Explorers ProgramKnowing this premise for their success, the South Florida Boule initiated a program with Florida Memorial University, south Florida’s only Historically Black College and University (HBCU).  Their partnership helped to position FMU’s Black Male College Explorers Program, which serves to stem the tide of low matriculation of Black Males in institutions of higher learning.  The Alpha Rho Boule Foundation and FMU’s Black Male College Explorers Program serve an average of 60 students each year.  The summer program provides these students with five weeks of intensive on-campus training, seminars, and professional encouragement.  The program’s curriculum is based around S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education, and funding support includes room and board. Recently, financial aid/scholarships have been distributed among the Explorers Program, FMU sophomores through graduation, as well as to a medical student at Florida International University.  In this past year, financial aid was also provided seniors to ensure their graduation.Dr. John T. McAdoryThe Boule Foundation is led by renowned physician, Dr. John T. McAdory. Known throughout South Florida for his successful practice in South Miami, Dr. McAdory has also made time to contribute to increasing the Black middle class by way of providing educational opportunities. It is here in this effort that he has focused the Foundation’s resources. These efforts are endorsed by the Alpha Rho Boule membership empowering the Foundation to pursue its goal of providing scholarships to young Black men through higher education careers and economic stability.   Successful Black influencersThe South Florida Boule is comprised of a number of successful influencers, including prestigious lawyers, government officials, business owners, renowned physicians, and many others.  These men collectively give of their time, talent and resources and work to provide mentorship, financial support, encouragement and partnerships for these young men. To date, over $154,000 has been awarded through the Alpha Rho Boule Foundation to enhance the growth of the Black middle class.  These contributions to youth and education are just what the doctor ordered. And as the Alpha Rho Boule and their Foundation become more visible to the community, this group of unsung heroes are stepping out of the shadows and into their light to receive the gratitude and appreciation they truly deserve.“We’re still behind the scenes, and our goal, mission, purpose and vision remain the same, says McAdory.  “Our invisible capes, if you will, are perhaps a little more visible.” And thank God they are!last_img read more

first_imgFrench Ligue 1 moneybags Paris Saint Germain (PSG) have moved nine points clear at the top of the table after they secured a 2-1 win at champions AS Monaco.Edinson Cavani and Neymar (penalty) scored either side of halftime to give PSG a 2-0 lead before the home side fought back through Portuguese international midfielder Joao Moutinho with eight minutes for a grandstand finish to proceedings.Unai Emery’s men however held on for a very good win to move nine points clear of their hosts in the race for the league title while Monaco drop one place from 2nd to 3rd after Lyon’s heavy win at Nice.Dutch international Memphis Depay (2) and former Real Madrid starlet Mariano Diaz were on target as Lyon ran riot at Nice in a 5-0 win to leapfrog Monaco into second spot by virtue of goal difference.Week 14 ResultsMontpellier 3-0 LilleMonaco 1-2 PSGNice 0-5 LyonMarseille 1-0 GuingampCaen 1-0 BordeauxMetz 0-2 AmiensDijon 3-1 TolouseRennes 2-1 NantesTroyes 3-0 AngersStandings (Top 4):1. PSG 38 points2. Lyon 29 points3. Monaco 29 points4. Marseille 28 pointsRelatedLigue 1 Review: PSG Extend Lead With Slim Win As Monaco Thrash Angers Into Second SpotFebruary 11, 2018In “Europe”French Ligue 1 Review: Monaco Fail To Close Gap On Leaders PSG With Montpellier DrawJanuary 14, 2018In “Europe”French Ligue 1: PSG Suffer Shock Defeat As Champions Monaco Close Gap On LeadersDecember 3, 2017In “Europe”last_img read more