Habitat’s Ramps & Rails Program Has Heart

August 4, 2020

first_imgBy Jenna O’DonnellHIGHLANDS – With a big smile, Ann Parker rocked on her wheelchair in the living room of her home and remembered the day a coworker suggested she get in touch with Habitat for Humanity about a ramp.“It’s the best thing that anyone ever suggested,” she said, gesturing to the wheelchair ramp that extends from her back door. “I’m so happy with that.”Parker, 68, recently retired after an illness deprived her of her right leg. Her Huddy Avenue home had undergone a full renovation in 2014 while Parker spent two years renting and living with relatives in the aftermath of Super Storm Sandy. Despite those trials, Parker is positively gleeful when talking about the ramp installed by Habitat for Humanity at her house last November.“It’s so much easier for me to get around now,” she said. “And it’s gotten me out of the house. I was a little wary with the steps.”Using a wheelchair or a walker, Parker can now navigate herself up or down her ramp to go out to her mailbox or head down the street to the water. Hers was the second ramp constructed by volunteers from the Monmouth County chapter of Habitat for Humanity as part of a new Ramps & Rails program that assists low to moderate income homeowners in need of a wheelchair ramp.“I wasn’t going anywhere,” Parker said, noting that she enjoys getting outside and getting some fresh air and exercise now that she’s able. “I wish others would take advantage of it because it really does improve your life.”With three ramps completed and four more in the pipeline, Kate Nelson, president of the Monmouth County chapter’s board of directors, said the volunteer organization is always looking for more eligible seniors and disabled homeowners who might qualify. After Sandy, Nelson said Habitat volunteers wanted to continue to find more ways to help.Ann Parker of Highlands looks out over her recently installed ramp which gives her the free- dom to get out of the house. The ramp was installed by volunteers from the Ramps & Rails program of Habitat for Humanity’s Monmouth County chapter.“We wanted not necessarily to just build homes, but to also help vulnerable people maintain their homes,” Nelson said.Ramps & Rails arose out of that sentiment, available to homeowners who are senior or disabled, who meet income guidelines and are able to contribute a small portion of the cost. The program is largely funded thanks to the donations of Thrivent Financial, a Christian financial planning group which has allowed Habitat to expand its efforts to help homeowners with minor repairs and projects.Nelson has shared information about the program at senior centers around Monmouth County, but she said finding eligible homeowners hasn’t been easy.“That has been the hardest part,” she said. “We are trying to get the word out and find the people who are eligible.”Typically, homeowners are expected to contribute about 20 percent of the cost of materials. The labor is free and, in this case, up to the task.Volunteers, many of them from Tower Hill Presbyterian Church, arrived at Parker’s home on a rainy day in November, led by Eric Oberer. a Bell Labs alumnus who installed many wheelchair ramps as a volunteer for AT&T Pioneers. The ramp was completed in a week.“We had a very good crew,” Parker said. “And it was nice having company here every day.”Ramps & Rails has been an especially fulfilling program for volunteers, according to Nelson, who said she hopes more people of all ages will get involved. Local chapter volunteers also have had opportunities to travel to Habitat for Humanity projects all over the world to volunteer building homes – while local chapter donations also contribute toward projects both at home and abroad.“You don’t have to have special skills to volunteer,” Nelson said. “You just have to have a heart and have the time.”Parker, who had first attempted to install her ramp through insurance, said contractors wouldn’t even look at the project. The Ramps & Rails program and Habitat for Humanity volunteers allowed her to get her wheelchair ramp installed quickly and with little cost. When her ramp was completed last year, Nelson said her suggested contribution was $125.Instead, Parker handed them a $2,000 check. Upon being reminded of her generous donation, she only smiled and said she hoped other people who needed the help would receive the same kindness she had.“That’s paying it forward,” she said.For more information on the program, including information on how to apply, contact Marianne Herring at 732-728-0441 ext. 311 or email mherring@habitatmonmouth.orgThis article was first published in the Aug. 17-24, 2017 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – FRIDAY FEBRUARY 19, 2016

August 2, 2020

first_imgGeorge Papaprodromou2652519%46%$121,290 Vladimir Cerin2792333%52%$291,125 Doug O’Neill10914151913%44%$854,278 Rafael Bejarano15432311521%51%$1,550,147 Jerry Hollendorfer861071312%35%$795,231 Tyler Baze15918262311%42%$974,176 Patrick Gallagher2363526%61%$464,488 Philip D’Amato8218141322%55%$1,012,170 Gary Stevens4376516%42%$885,058 ZENYATTA’S SON DEBUTS ON SATURDAYZiconic, the second foal out of 2010 Horse of the Year Zenyatta, is entered to make his debut in Saturday’s third race. He is listed as the 5-2 morning line favorite under Gary Stevens in the seven furlong maiden allowance test.Whether the chestnut Ziconic, owned and bred by Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Moss, has the fairytale last-to-first running style of his dam remains to be seen, although John Shirreffs, who trains the colt as he did Zenyatta, doesn’t expect to see him out on the lead early on.“It’s hard to say,” Shirreffs allowed, “but he’s not real quick out of the gate. Gary broke him from the gate a couple days ago and said he comes out OK, but he doesn’t break like a Quarter Horse.”As for the chances of Keri Belle in Saturday’s Grade II Buena Vista Stakes for older fillies and mares at one mile on turf, Shirreffs took a wait-and-see approach on strategy.The six-year-old Empire Maker mare also owned and bred by the Mosses has won on the lead but came from ninth in a field of 12 to capture the Grade III Megahertz on Jan. 18, getting up by a nose at 12-1 under Alex Solis.“I think it was just the way the race shaped up,” Shirreffs said of the Megahertz. “That’s turf racing. You’ve got to get the trip.”The field for the Buena Vista: Keri Belle, Alex Solis, 5-1; Stylish in Black, Tiago Pereira, 50-1; Smoove It, Mario Gutierrez, 15-1; Nashoba’s Gold, Victor Espinoza, 12-1; Prize Exhibit, Santiago Gonzalez, 4-1; Lutine Belle, Brice Blanc, 30-1; Glory, Mike Smith, 6-1; Her Emmynency, Joe Talamo, 6-1; Stormy Lucy, Kent Desormeaux, 7-2; Paulina’s Love, Gary Stevens, 12-1; Theatre Star, Drayden Van Dyke, 6-1; and Moanin, Flavien Prat, 12-1. Chocolatier and Minks Aprise were scratched. Edwin Maldonado1122010918%35%$732,035 David Lopez1132081618%39%$598,201 Drayden Van Dyke88981210%33%$536,679 TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Mario Gutierrez12214211711%43%$940,156 Martin Garcia74128816%38%$770,504 Joseph Talamo14315181910%36%$837,299 (Current Through Monday, Feb. 15) Martin Pedroza5975312%25%$182,875 GOOD SPORTS HEADED IN DIFFERENT DIRECTIONSSON OF ZENYATTA MAKES HIS DEBUT ON SATURDAYTRIP MAKES RACE IN BUENA VISTA, SHIRREFFS SAYS Mike Smith63761011%37%$917,945 FINISH LINES: Triple Crown-winning jockey Victor Espinoza leaves Monday for Dubai where he will ride 2014 Horse of the Year California Chrome on Thursday in a prep race for the $10 million Dubai World Cup on March 26. Espinoza expects to resume riding at Santa Anita a week from Saturday, on Feb. 27 . . . Jockey David Lopez took off his scheduled five mounts today, still dealing with soreness suffered in a riding mishap last Friday . . . Prepping for the $500,000, Grade I Santa Margarita Stakes on March 19, La Canada Stakes winner Taris worked four furlongs Friday in 49.20 for Simon Callaghan . . . Speedy recovery to long-time agent Harry (The Hat) Hacek, 69, who is in Kaiser Permanente Hospital in Hollywood recovering from a broken left hip that happened in a fall . . . Announcer Michael Wrona and Singapore Turf Club announcer Craig Evans will be Tom Quigley‘s handicapping guests, Saturday and Sunday, respectively, 11:25 a.m., in the East Paddock Gardens . . . Under the topic “Horse Racing,” this answer was on the 2016 Jeopardy calendar dated Feb. 17: “In 1934, this track opened in its current location in Arcadia, near Los Angeles.” No, the question was not Hollywood Park.center_img NYQUIST GOING TO FLORIDA, EXAGGERATOR STAYS HOMEKeenly competitive on the track, both Doug O’Neill and Keith Desormeaux were uncommonly gracious and magnanimous after O’Neill’s unbeaten champion two-year-old colt of 2015 Nyquist defeated the Desormeaux-trained Exaggerator in Monday’s San Vicente Stakes.Good sportsmanship aside, now each three-year-old is headed in a different direction on the Triple Crown trail.“Goodness gracious,” Desormeaux said after Nyquist held off Exaggerator by a length and a half as the 2-5 favorite in the $200,000 San Vicente at seven furlongs. “Anybody not a believer in Nyquist now, that was an awesome race.“To set those kinds of fractions and still finish in close to track record time for a three-year-old in February. Wow! Hats off to Nyquist.”Said O’Neill Friday morning: “That was very classy. Going into the race, we both loved our colts a ton. Neither one of us thought we could get beat but only one can win and we got lucky that day, so for Keith to say what he did I’m sure took a lot of strength and a lot of class.”Nyquist, who covered the distance in a snappy 1:20.71, a shade off the track record of 1:19.70 set by Twirling Candy in 2010, is now headed to the Florida Derby on April 2, while Exaggerator will remain at Santa Anita for the San Felipe Stakes on March 12.“Our original plan was to run in the Florida Derby after the San Vicente,” O’Neill said. “After the Breeders’ Cup we wanted to run in the San Vicente and then the Florida Derby, so we’re going to stick with our plan.”O’Neill expects to ship Nyquist to the Sunshine State “about a week before the race.”As for Frank Conversation, winner of the California Derby and the El Camino Real Derby over Golden Gate’s synthetic Tapeta surface, O’Neill said the son of Quality Road, like Nyquist owned by J. Paul Reddam, will make his next start in the $2 million UAE Derby at 1 3/16 miles in Dubai on March 26.But Exaggerator is set for the San Felipe, a Grade II, $400,000 race at a mile and one sixteenth that is shaping up as the most attractive steppingstone yet to the $1 million Santa Anita Derby on April 9, with Mor Spirit, Danzing Candy, Uncle Lino and undefeated Smokey Image all ticketed for the race.Robert B. Lewis Stakes winner Mor Spirit worked four furlongs in company Wednesday in 48.60 for Bob Baffert. Stablemate Uninvited was timed in 49 flat.“We’re looking at the San Felipe, no doubt,” Desormeaux said of Exaggerator Friday morning. “It seems like a good progression to me. If Nyquist runs next in Florida, I’m fine with that. I don’t ever want to have to run against him for $200,000 again.“It’s not enough money to run against that kind of horse.” JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Carla Gaines3152216%29%$412,105 Mark Glatt5767211%26%$285,615 William Spawr2675327%58%$186,652 Richard Baltas66109815%41%$730,319 Kristin Mulhall2863221%39%$242,535 Flavien Prat14325152117%43%$1,594,697 J. Keith Desormeaux2954717%55%$206,004 Kent Desormeaux621016816%55%$846,179 Steven Miyadi3777519%51%$226,619 John Sadler5077414%36%$364,504 Jeff Bonde2262327%50%$145,740 Peter Miller75104813%29%$384,945 Peter Eurton609151015%57%$636,423 Fernando Perez1051091710%34%$555,354 Agapito Delgadillo5285615%37%$201,992 Bob Baffert651591023%52%$1,138,495 Santiago Gonzalez15930241719%45%$1,203,394 SANTA ANITA STATISTICSlast_img read more

Vargas next in line for former world champion Khan

January 18, 2020

first_imgBritain’s Amir Khan celebrates defeating Canada’s Phil Lo Greco in their Super-Welterweight contest at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, northern England, on April 21, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFFBritain’s former light welterweight world champion Amir Khan will fight Colombian Samuel Vargas on September 8 as he continues his quest to earn a tilt at winning the welterweight world title.The 31-year-old will meet Vargas in Birmingham hoping a convincing display will get him a world title fight before the end of the year.ADVERTISEMENT Chinese court hands US football coach ‘excessive’ 4-year prison sentence Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View comments Vargas, who is based in Toronto, Canada, is ranked 10 in the WBA division.Khan fought for first time in almost two years, and won for the first time since 2015, when he demolished another fighter from Toronto, Canadian Phil Lo Greco in 39 seconds in April. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“One of my aims this year was to be as active as possible so I’m very happy to get back in the ring again so soon against Samuel Vargas,” said Khan at the announcement of the bout.“Vargas is a tough and well-schooled fighter who has shared the ring with some top welterweights including Danny Garcia and Errol Spence Jr. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding LATEST STORIES Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Vargas ended up with him on the wrong end of a knockout against both Gracia and Spence.“I have to get past Vargas before looking at the biggest challenges going forward. I’m not going to be taking Vargas lightly because I know he will be coming with everything on September 8.”Vargas, whose last fight ended in a draw with Mauro Godoy in February, said he would put up a much better performance against the 2004 Olympic silver medallist than Lo Greco had done.“I have been granted more than enough time to properly prepare for Amir and you will see the best Samuel Vargas to date,” said Vargas.“Mark my words, we might both be from the same city and county but I am nothing like Phil Lo Greco that’s a guarantee -– I’m going to give Amir hell,” added the 29-year-old.ADVERTISEMENT Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees MOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardlast_img read more

Todee District Yearns for Improved School, Other Facilities

January 18, 2020

first_imgResidents of Koon Town, Todee District, Upper Montserrado County are seeking for the intervention of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to compel relevant government agencies and the authorities of the Ministry of Education (MOE) to provide their children improved educational facilities and also empower them economically.In line with the residents’ request, the district commissioner, Sam K. Morris explained to the Daily Observer recently in the district that the entire Todee District, which contains the Koon Town and its environs, lacked improved educational and other important facilities.According to him, 60 percent of the 12 schools in the district are damaged to the extent that some of the students sit on the bare floor and or benches made from bamboo chairs to learn, while few of the government assigned teachers in the area have since November last year, reportedly abandoned classes to run after their salaries in Monrovia.Commissioner Morris made the disclosure in an exclusive interview with this paper shortly after the residents met with President Sirleaf during ceremony marking the dedication of the refurbished military facilities at the Todee Academy on Friday, December 27, 2013.According to him, apart from the deplorable state of schools and road network in the area, the women need economic empowerment through a loan scheme to do business.He explained among other things that the district lacks market hall and a commissioner office to conduct official businesses.“We don’t have market hall, commissioner office space, proper latrines, etc. please help us by directing relevant government agencies responsible to construct some the basic needs of the district,” Commissioner Morris yearned on behalf of the residents. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Young blows away field in BBC time trial

January 12, 2020

first_imgThe first Challenge Cup in GP for the season. It will be a hill climb at Grovedale at 11 am and a road race at 2 pm (both at Alberta time). The Blizzards currently lead the points for the season after two races out of the nine race series. Colter Young set the fastest Baldonnel 16 km time of the season, on Thursday night, with a blazing fast 22:30 minutes. Stephen Ferris was second at 25:00 and Bob Andrews third at 25:29. P at Ferris was 4th at 25:42 and Kevin Shaw 5th at 26:01.- Advertisement -George Gamble was 6th at 26:05, Roger St. Jean 26:15, Peter King 26:27, Les Elliott 26:45 and Tim Gladysz 28:07 for the top ten times.Richard Wood was 11th at 28:19, Dean Lowry 29:12, Sam Keats 29:33, Owen Giebelhaus 30:39, Adam Currie 35:48 and Dawn Gladysz 49:50.Tristen Bourassa did 26:20 for 8 km.Coming up Sunday:Advertisement -submitted storylast_img read more

Northeast unemployment rate takes a small jump

January 12, 2020

first_imgAs reported earlier, the province-wide seasonally adjusted rate held firm at 7.3 per cent in July but that left it slightly ahead of the national rate. It dropped from 7.4 to 7.2 per cent, the lowest level since December 2008, at the peak of the latest recession. The Canadian rate is also nearly two full percentage points lower than the rate in the U.S, which dropped slightly but is still at 9.1 percent.- Advertisement – As a result the local area jobless rate went from 4 to 4.4 per cent but remains the lowest regional rate in the province.last_img read more

Fort St. John RCMP looking for suspect in afternoon robbery

January 11, 2020

first_img“On October 9th at approximately 5 pm a Caucasian female entered the Econo Liquor Store on Alaska Road South and demanded money from the employee working there. The female had a knife but was unsuccessful in getting any money and left the premises,” Cpl. Jodi Shelki said in a press release. “No one was hurt.”Cpl. Shelki says police immediately searched the area but were unable to locate the suspect.The suspect is described as a female, 5’3 in height, approximately 125 pounds, 28 – 35 years old, and has blue eyes. She was also seen wearing a black hooded sweater at the time of the incident, and is also described as having “cakey” makeup.- Advertisement -If you know the suspect or anything about the incident, contact the Fort St. John RCMP at 250 787 8100, or Crime Stoppers at 1 800 222 8477.last_img read more

Cancer patient gains a new outlook on life

January 3, 2020

first_imgSugioka was one of the first 25 to be involved with that trial. And that was seven years ago. “Of all the patients that have been on the two trials, the majority have lived over two years,” said Dr. Linda Liau, the UCLA neurosurgeon who performed surgery on Sugioka. “There are now nine patients out of 18 that have lived four years from when they received the vaccine. Statistically, these patients are doing much better than without the vaccine.” Yet much is still unknown about the vaccine’s effectiveness, and whether it’s the treatment or the patient’s own physiology that is behind extending his or her life span. For that reason, Liau is hoping to recruit 150 glioblastoma patients to take part in the second phase of the study at 15 cancer centers nationwide. “I’m hoping that we’ll finally be able to answer if what’s happening is anecdotal, or if it’s really the vaccine,” she said. “Right now we can’t.” Brain cancer is among the rarest of the cancers, affecting about 20,000 Americans each year, Liau said. Researchers at UCLA began looking into a vaccine in 1998. Though there are similar studies being conducted at other universities, Liau said, individualized vaccines are often expensive to make, and less likely to be produced on a mass scale. That’s why studies are few and far between, she said. West Hollywood resident Kevin Carlberg, a 30-year-old musician who was diagnosed with the same brain cancer five years ago while on tour with the Blues Traveler and the Dave Matthews Band, agreed with Sugioka’s sentiment. After Liau explained the procedure to him, Carlberg said he was convinced to take part in the study. “It was like a why not?” he said. “It’s not going to hurt me. No pun intended, but it was like a no-brainer. “Dr. Liau saved my life. Her vaccine is another part of saving my life. The more people that know about it the better.” Because Sugioka has survived for seven years, Liau said she and other physicians have been able to learn more about the treatments. They test her blood frequently to see how her immune system is holding up. Though she still experiences fatigue and other complications and must take at least a dozen different medications a day to stabilize her hormones, Sugioka said she is proud that her survival is allowing researchers to learn more about brain cancer and the vaccine. “She has a good outlook on life and that really helps her,” said Mary Iwaki, Sugioka’s grandmother. A Burbank native, Sugioka graduated from UCLA with degrees in anthropology and business. She was a first-year law student when the headaches began. She almost fell from a flight of stairs at school because of the pain. Even after surgery, she studied for her finals from her hospital bed, she said, because she wasn’t ready to accept that her life path had changed. Her father, Gregory Sugioka, said it was difficult watching his daughter struggle with the illness. There were the physical pains and fatigue of chemotherapy and radiation, of course, but also the realities of her condition: her inability to go to work when all her friends have moved on to careers. And it was difficult for him to accept that he might lose her. “The hardest thing for me was that my oldest daughter was leaving me so soon,” he said of those early days. But Sugioka said she has accepted her life course. She has embraced Buddhism, visits with her grandparents more often, and says she has become closer with her friends, who invite her on trips, and with her younger sister Tricia, who helps care for her on days when she feels ill. All this because she was given more time, she said. “I live for the present, for day to day,” she said. “I have had my suffering, but it’s helped me in other ways.” susan.abram@dailynews.com (818) 713-3664160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Sugioka, 30, of Burbank was diagnosed with glioblastoma, the most deadly form of brain cancer. UCLA doctors knew that even with surgery, chemotherapy and radiation, most patients with glioblastoma live only about 12 to 18 months. Given those odds, Sugioka said she had no choice but to try all she could to stay alive. “If you know you have terminal cancer, you should try anything you can,” she said. She first underwent a delicate procedure to remove the tumor. The surgery involved keeping Sugioka awake so surgeons could speak with her to make sure they were not removing the part of her brain that controls language skills. She then enrolled for the first phase of a clinical trial at UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center that involves using the patient’s tumor tissue to create an individualized vaccine. The vaccine is then injected, much like a flu shot. The tumor had grown to the size of a tennis ball, pushing deeper into Jennifer Sugioka’s brain and causing blinding headaches. She had trouble speaking, standing and studying for her law degree. But in a curious way, that same tumor that now sits in a University of California, Los Angeles, lab gave Sugioka the ability to see: the family who loves her, the friends who care for her and the UCLA neurosurgeon who gave her more time, thanks to a vaccine developed with Sugioka’s cells from her own tumor. “I see more clearly now,” she said. “I had wanted to become a lawyer to make lots of money. Instead, I learned that family and friends are more important, that time with them is everything.” last_img read more

Hepatitis A vaccinations backed for young children

December 25, 2019

first_img Since 1999, the government has recommended hepatitis A vaccinations for children in 17 states where rates of the disease were highest. But the success of those campaigns seems to have leveled off, and health officials fear rates might rebound. Expanding the vaccination recommendation to all the states could prevent 100,000 cases and 20 deaths in the lifetimes of children vaccinated in one year. The direct costs of the vaccine program, currently $22 million, would increase to $134 million. Hepatitis A vaccines were first licensed in 1995, but it was only recently that the government approved their use in children as young as age 1. Also on Wednesday, the panel unanimously recommended that pertussis vaccine be added to the tetanus-diphtheria booster shot for adults. The action was an attempt to help prevent whooping cough deaths of infants who can catch it from adults who might not know they are infected. Pertussis, or whooping cough, is a potentially fatal bacterial respiratory infection. Children are routinely vaccinated against it, starting at 2 months, although the protectiveness of the vaccine wanes after five years. Pertussis is now considered rare. Reports have declined dramatically since the 1930s, and had leveled off before a rebound in this decade. About 26,000 cases were reported in 2004, up from fewer than 10,000 in 2000. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! ATLANTA – All children between ages 1 and 2 should be vaccinated against the hepatitis A virus, a national vaccine panel recommended Wednesday. About 25 percent of hepatitis A cases occur in children, but many adults get the disease from infected youngsters, health officials said. The virus, which attacks the liver and can cause fever, diarrhea and jaundice, is sometimes caused by eating food contaminated with feces. It is rarely fatal. But in 2003, nearly 600 people were sickened by hepatitis and three died in the nation’s largest outbreak. The cause was blamed on contaminated onions served at a Pennsylvania restaurant. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, which helps set federal vaccination guidelines, voted unanimously to recommend that a two-dose vaccination be given young children. The panel’s recommendations are routinely adopted by federal health officials and are influential to doctors. last_img read more

Weather: Some roads to be gritted from 8pm tonight

December 21, 2019

first_imgDonegal County Council has announced it will grit a number of roads from 8pm this evening (Fri).It follows a warning that temperatures will drop in parts of the county.The following routes will be gritted from 8pm: 01: National Primary North02: National Primary Central09: Cill Ulta East12: Binswilly13: Stranorlar North14: Stranorlar East15: Stranorlar West17: Donegal North18: Donegal SouthLT: Letterkenny TownWeather: Some roads to be gritted from 8pm tonight was last modified: November 29th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:councildonegalgritterslast_img read more