NZ Chlamydia rate climbs

first_imgReport reveals NZ children diagnosed with chlamydiaNZ Herald 21 January 2016An annual report reveals more than 28,000 Kiwis contracted the most common sexually transmitted disease, chlamydia, last year.Eighty-three children under the age of one were also reported to have contracted the disease, according to the Institute of Environmental Science and Research.The research revealed infants born to infected mothers could contract the disease during delivery.The report also revealed 83 per cent of chlamydia cases were most commonly diagnosed in females between the ages of 15 to 24 years.Maori females aged between 15 to 19 years old were reported to have the highest estimated rate of the disease — more than twice the national estimate.Gonorrhoea was found in 70 out of every 100,000 Kiwis.Maori females aged 15 to 19 years were reported to have the highest estimated rate — with 396 reported cases per 100,000 people.That was more than threes times the national rate.http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11577038Keep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

Franklin County candidate filing deadline approaches

first_imgBrookville, In. — Friday, February 9 at noon is the filing deadline for candidates seeking office in Franklin County. The Franklin County Clerk’s office is open in the courthouse Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. For more information please call 812-647-5111, extension 3.last_img

Raymond Schaefer

first_imgRaymond Schaefer, 92, of New Alsace, IN passed Saturday, August 18, 2018. He leaves his beloved children Russell (Karen) Schaefer of Sunman, Edna (Jim) Gilbert of Sunman, Linda (Dave) McDonald of Hilton Head, and Mary Lou (Ken) Eckstein of Sunman. His grandchildren: Trisha Freyer, Trent Freyer, Tina Jenkins, Amanda Eckstein, Abbey (Ben) Bruner and 3 great-grandchildren. He also leaves his brothers Harry, Robert, and Lester, and his sister Rosemary Conrad.Raymond was preceded in death by his parents Bertha and Alfred Schaefer, his wife Marie Schaefer, and his siblings Joseph, John, Alfred, Elmer, Ralph, Bertha Mae, and Eugene.Raymond loved playing cards and listening to music. Sugar cookies and ice cream were some of his favorite things to eat.He served in the US Navy during WWII and was a member of the North Dearborn Legion Post 452.Visitation is Wednesday, August 22, from 5-8 at Andres-Wuestefeld Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial is Thursday, August 23 at 10:00 at St. Paul Church, All Saints Parish.Memorials: Sunman Life Squad, Masses, N. Dearborn Legion Post 452.last_img read more

Leopardstown called off

first_img Parts of the course are reported to be unraceable after recent heavy rain. The track’s racing manager Nessa Joyce tweeted: “Unfortunately racing @LeopardstownRC tomorrow has to be cancelled. Areas of the track are unfit for racing. #disappointed.” Press Association Wednesday’s meeting at Leopardstown has been cancelled following an inspection on Tuesday morning.last_img

Hancock County baseball players to play in postseason games

first_imgELLSWORTH — Five local baseball players were among those selected Thursday to play in two postseason exhibition games later this month.Ellsworth’s Brad Smith and MDI’s Matt Perconti were chosen to play in the Maine Baseball Coaches Association Senior All-Star Game. They will represent the Class A/B North team in the game at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 21, at Colby College.Smith hit .313 for the Eagles at the plate in the regular season and also had a 2-1 record and 1.36 ERA pitching in relief. Perconti was MDI’s top pitcher with regular season marks of 55 strikeouts, a 1.30 ERA and an individual record of 5-2.Ellsworth pitchers Conner Wagstaff and Matt Burnett were selected to the MBCA Underclassman Showcase Game to be held . The two pitchers, who went a combined 15-1 in the regular season and playoffs this season, were joined by George Stevens Academy’s Caden Mattson.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textThe Underclassman Showcase Game will be held at St. Joseph’s College in Standish. First pitch is scheduled for noon Wednesday, June 20.last_img read more

Football News England aim to end ‘fantastic’ year with win over Croatia in Nations Cup, Germany relegated

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Gareth Southgate has challenged England to end their “brilliant year” in memorable fashion by beating their World Cup conquerers Croatia at Wembley to reach the Nations League Finals on Sunday. Southgate’s side defied expectations earlier this year by reaching the World Cup semi-finals for the first time since 1990, where they were beaten by Croatia after extra-time in a gruelling clash. The England manager created a vibrant young group that revitalised the country’s relationship with a national team that had been much maligned for their serial underachievement.  “It has been a brilliant year. Whatever happens on Sunday, we’ve had real shoots of progress and achieved some outstanding results and really good performances and blooded a lot of new players,” said Southgate on Friday. “It’s given us a real depth to the squad and competition for places.”  Read More | Neymar helps Brazil to win over Uruguay in football friendlyAlthough England’s World Cup run ended in heartache in Moscow against Sunday’s opponents, the momentum from the tournament has carried over to this season.  Read More | Messi scores brace, Barcelona suffer first home loss in two yearsNow England can gain a measure of revenge over Croatia in their winner-takes-all Group A4 showdown at Wembley.  “We were very keen that we moved on from the World Cup as quickly as possible,” Southgate said. “I think everybody wants to go another stage and get to a semi-final out of a group which is as tough as there has been in this competition. So, it is a really good game for everybody to look forward to.”   If England beat Croatia, they will win the group and progress to the finals of the new competition — which offers the chance of qualification for Euro 2020 — as well as relegate Croatia. Meanwhile a win for Croatia would take Zlatko Dalic’s men to the semi-finals and send England down to League B, and a draw would send current group leaders Spain to the knockout stage. England can also be relegated with a score draw, and Croatia will drop down a level if it finishes goalless.  England warmed up for Sunday’s clash by defeating the United States 3-0 in a friendly on Thursday that doubled as a fond farewell for Wayne Rooney, who made a final appearance as a substitute.  Confident Croatia  Southgate named an even less experienced side than usual, with the likes of Lewis Dunk, Callum Wilson and Jadon Sancho seizing the opportunity to impress.  But Southgate will recall Harry Kane, Jordan Henderson, Kyle Walker and Raheem Sterling to face Croatia.  “We’ve got two days to prepare, so it was one of the reasons we played the team we did,” he said. “We know pretty much all there is to know about Croatia, most importantly that their desire.  Coming to a full house at Wembley, they’ve got big players that will relish that challenge and we’ve got to relish that challenge as well.”   Croatia midfielder Ivan Rakitic will miss the match after the Barcelona star returned to his club due to an unspecified injury.  But Tin Jedvaj, whose stoppage-time goal helped Croatia to a shock 3-2 victory over Spain this week, insists his side are confident of inflicting more misery on England after coming from behind to deny the Three Lions their first World Cup final appearance since 1966.  The two countries also drew 0-0 behind closed doors in Croatia last month, and Jedvaj says England shouldn’t expect an easy ride at Wembley.  “In Russia, we proved that we could beat them without any problems and that they aren’t better than us,” he told UEFA.com. “We might even be the favourites despite the fact that we are playing away. They are England but we believe that we can win and end the group stage on top.” Germany relegatedHead coach Joachim Loew said that Germany must move past their “painful” relegation from the top tier of the inaugural Nations League.   The Netherlands’ 2-0 win over world champions France in Rotterdam ensured that the 2014 World Cup winners will slip into League B no matter the result of their clash with the Dutch in Gelsenkirchen on Monday.  “For us, this result is obviously painful, but we must accept it,” Loew said Friday.  The Germans beat Russia 3-0 in a friendly on Thursday, with youngsters Leroy Sane, Niklas Suele and Serge Gnabry scoring the goals, and Loew insisted his side has a bright future.  “Our eyes remain fixed on Euro 2020, for which we will qualify and where we want to send a strong team again,” he added.  “We will continue to make room for our young players and to gradually integrate them into the national team.”   Ronald Koeman’s Netherlands will pip France to a Nations League semi-final spot with either a draw or a victory over Germany in three days’ time, after having won the first encounter 3-0 in Amsterdam last month. last_img read more

Back to the 70s as Liverpool face Leeds in PL opener

first_imgBy Simon EvansMANCHESTER, England (Reuters) – Leeds United have waited 16 long years to return to the Premier League and Marcelo Bielsa’s side will get a very clear reminder of what they are now up against when they face champions Liverpool at Anfield in tomorrow’s season opener.Juergen Klopp’s side dominated the Premier League last season, winning their first domestic league title for 30 years by a massive 18-point margin from Manchester City.Leeds won the second-tier Championship by 10 points to secure their long-awaited promotion and are entering the top flight on a high, though it is a pity that their fans will still not be able to support their team in person.While the Yorkshire club have work to do to reestablish themselves in the Premier League, the fixture brings back memories of great clashes between the clubs in the early 1970s when they were among the top teams in the country.That period included a memorable Charity Shield game in 1974 when Kevin Keegan and Billy Bremner were sent off after punches were thrown at Wembley.Pressing rather than punching is likely to be the order of the day tomorrow and it will be fascinating to see Leeds, with their new Spanish striker Rodrigo, play their high-energy approach against Klopp’s similarly relentlessly attack.Analysis by data company Gracenote reveals that this season’s competition will contain the highest number of former league champions for 51 years.Fifteen clubs in this season’s Premier League have been English top-flight champions in their history. This is the most former winners to compete in an English top-flight season since the same number did so in the 1969-70 campaign.Two of those former champions, Tottenham Hotspur and Everton, meet on Sunday in North London in a match which pits Jose Mourinho against Carlo Ancelotti.Spurs are searching for the consistency they so lacked last season while Everton have strengthened impressively in the transfer market with James Rodriguez, Brazilian Allan and Abdoulaye Doucoure transforming their midfield.Chelsea, fourth last season, have been the busiest of all in the transfer market and several of their new faces are set to make their debuts in Monday night’s game at Brighton.Manchester City and Manchester United, second and third last term, both have bye weeks after being involved in European competition in August.last_img read more

Dancing in the Dome

first_img Published on March 24, 2010 at 12:00 pm Facebook Twitter Google+ 12 Cornell (29-4)First round (Jacksonville, Fla.): Def. 5 Temple (78-65)Second round (Jacksonville, Fla.): Def. 4 Wisconsin (87-69)Johnathan Gray scanned the Cornell locker room for even the tiniest opening, searching for a place to stand quietly and absorb this moment. He settled for a nook in the corner, tucked against a side wall near the entrance to the team bathroom. There, amid a sea of bright lights and television cameras, he could finally breathe.His teammates were suddenly celebrities. Reporters who Gray knew only from TV were treating the Ivy League champions like one of college basketball’s elite programs. Surrounded by urinals and a row of shower heads, Gray, a freshman who began the season as a team manager, watched in awe. ‘Do they all know that this is Cornell?’ Gray said, laughing. ‘We never had more than maybe one camera in here after our games all season. This is unbelievable.’But it was no mistake. Twelfth-seeded Cornell has become the Cinderella story of this year’s NCAA Tournament and the primary attraction at this weekend’s East Regional at the Carrier Dome. By dominating Temple and Wisconsin in the Tournament’s first two rounds, the Big Red has established itself as a legitimate force and transcended the cute, cuddly image often held by mid-majors that reach the Sweet 16.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textToday marks Cornell’s greatest challenge, when it takes on top-seeded Kentucky, arguably the best team remaining in the Tournament (9:57 p.m., CBS). No. 11 Washington plays No. 2 West Virginia to undercard the evening’s festivities (7:27 p.m.).It’s the classic David vs. Goliath — The Big Red’s collection of unknowns against the Wildcats’ slew of All-Americans and projected NBA first-round draft picks. And Cornell has made its intentions eminently clear: It has come to Syracuse intending to win.‘I’m enough of a fan of college basketball to understand why this is so intriguing to everybody,’ Cornell head coach Steve Donahue said at Wednesday’s introductory press conference. ‘I get it. I don’t know if our guys really understand it. They believe that they’re a good enough basketball team without all the other things that go along with it to play with anybody in the country.’It seems the crowd will be on the Big Red’s side. The normally orange Dome turned red for the team’s open practice, with a large group of fans making the 60-mile trek from Ithaca to Syracuse. The Big Red took the court to rowdy applause, while Kentucky was inundated with boos from both Cornell and SU supporters.And though Cornell has never played in the Sweet 16, it is no stranger to facing tough opponents. It nearly upset then-No. 1 Kansas on the road in January, maintaining a one-point lead with just 49 seconds remaining. That experience gave the Big Red all the confidence it needs as it looks to continue shocking the country and advance to the Elite Eight.‘I think we’re a much better team than when we played Kansas,’ center Jeff Foote said. ‘I think we’ve come a long way. We’re a much more improved team.’1 Kentucky (34-2)First round (New Orleans): Def. 16 East Tennessee State (100-71)Second round (New Orleans): Def. 9 Wake Forest (90-60)John Wall trailed behind a group of teammates scurrying into the Carrier Dome tunnel as a chorus of boos came pouring down from a nearby crowd. Despite being the No. 1 seed in the East Regional, the crowd’s aggression was evident as the Kentucky players exited the court following a practice session at the Carrier Dome on Wednesday.‘Every game is like that,’ UK guard Eric Bledsoe said. ‘Every game we’ve played so far, they have something negative to say about us. But we don’t even think about it, we just keep playing.’With Cornell’s campus not far from the Dome, the Wildcats (34-2) will likely have to overcome a daunting sea of Big Red — and the hostilities of neutral fans wanting to see an upset of Northern Iowa-proportions — if it hopes to advance past Cornell (29-4) and on to the Elite Eight. During an open locker room media session, UK freshman superstar DeMarcus Cousins said he’s fully expecting the game environment to be unfriendly. And that has Cousins and Kentucky prepared for the worst. ‘That’s basically how it is,’ he said. ‘I mean, coming into this game, it’s going to be just us and Syracuse fans and Cornell fans. It’s going to be a tough game.‘But I believe the best games we’ve played have been on the road, when the crowd is against us. So I think we’ll be ready for it.’Including Bledsoe and Cousins, Kentucky’s squad has anywhere from four to six NBA first-round draft picks. For Cornell, it would be difficult to find one or two players that will get more than a second look from NBA scouts.‘They’re used to playing games on national TV, big-time spotlight,’ Cornell center Jeff Foote said. ‘John Wall has been the No. 1 overall pick in a lot of people’s minds for a while now.’As a result, Kentucky naturally gets roped into the stereotype of one-and-done prima donnas of which college basketball fans generally despise. Cornell is viewed by the general public as a team that plays the ‘right way.’ Kentucky simply has loads of NBA-caliber talent.It’s that kind of negative attention that has made UK the target of some harsh criticism this season, giving the players an ‘Us against the World’ kind of mentality in the midst of this Tournament.And in the process, Kentucky wouldn’t mind silencing those who keep reminding them that Cornell is the team with the ‘smart guys.’‘I think it’s stupid,’ Cousins said. ‘But I’m not going to let it get to me. I mean, we’re here to play basketball, it’s not a spelling bee.’2 West Virginia (29-6)First round (Buffalo): 15 Morgan State (77-50)Second round (Buffalo): 10 Missouri (68-59)A wide-eyed Joe Mazzulla took the stage to address the media Wednesday, still trying to comprehend his new role. He learned Tuesday he would see significant action running West Virginia’s offense against Washington in the Sweet 16 after regular point guard Darryl ‘Truck’ Bryant suffered a season-ending foot injury.‘It’s very difficult,’ said Mazzulla, who averages just 15 minutes per game this season. ‘I’ve never been in a Sweet 16 game before. I don’t really know what to expect.’He’ll have to learn quickly. Bryant fractured the fifth metatarsal in his right foot during the Mountaineers’ practice in Morgantown on Tuesday. He said Wednesday he started feeling pain during WVU’s win against Missouri on Sunday in the second round but played through it. He felt a pop in his foot within the first 30 minutes of practice two days later.The injury is a blow to West Virginia’s meticulous half-court offense. Bryant started 31 of 35 games this season, averaging 9.3 points and 3.1 assists. He served as the primary distributor to scoring threats Da’Sean Butler, Kevin Jones and Devin Ebanks.‘It’s tough, actually,’ Bryant said. ‘Of course I want to play. The lights are on. It’s a big time of year. I just wanted to be a part of it.’West Virginia coach Bob Huggins did not reveal his plans to adjust for Bryant’s absence. The most probable scenario puts Mazzulla in the starting lineup, but Huggins did not rule out the possibility of using a five-forward lineup he tried briefly earlier in the season. Nevertheless, Huggins acknowledged that Mazzulla would need to play considerably more than usual for the Mountaineers to win.‘I don’t know if he can go 40, but I think he can go 35,’ Huggins said. ‘We’re still trying to figure out the best way to go.’Bryant’s injury is about the only thing that has gone wrong for the Mountaineers in the last month. West Virginia comes to Syracuse riding an eight-game winning streak and two weeks removed from winning the Big East tournament championship.But Washington, its opponent, enters the game having won nine straight, earning an automatic bid to the NCAAs by sweeping through the Pac-10 tournament. Not the best time to lose your starting point guard.‘We are definitely going to miss him,’ Ebanks said. ‘We have to pick up the psyche of the team. I think that’s why we’ve been ranked so high during the season, just because of our depth. We still have players on the team that can contribute, so everybody has to step up.’11 Washington (26-9)First round (San Jose, Calif.): Def. 6 Marquette (80-78)Second round (San Jose, Calif.): Def. 3 New Mexico (82-64)For the Washington Huskies, the doubters still exist. Recent accomplishments go unnoticed. And the skepticism remains.Ignored at nearly every turn during the final weeks of the regular season and in both of its postseason tournaments, the Huskies head into Thursday’s matchup with West Virginia with the hopes of remedying that situation.‘Not a lot of people here are really paying attention to us,’ UW guard Elston Turner said. ‘But we feel like we can make a Final Four run. And if we can do that, maybe people will start paying some attention.’Turner’s comments come just four days after the No. 11-seeded Huskies dispatched No. 3-seeded New Mexico in convincing fashion, 82-64. The win gave UW its ninth consecutive victory, dating back to a 29-point win over UCLA on Feb. 20. Yet, despite being one of the hottest teams in the nation, the Huskies have yet to feel the love. Collectively, bracket prognosticators advanced the No. 6 seed Marquette with little hesitation. On ESPN.com, 11-of-12 prognosticators picked the Huskies to fall in the first round. But UW took care of the Golden Eagles before cruising against New Mexico.‘Once we had a couple wins under our belt, we got a little confidence and we started playing a lot better,’ Huskies guard Isaiah Thomas said. ‘That was the secret.’Aside from a renewed confidence and some serious momentum, Washington has the element of surprise still in its favor. Regardless of how many times WVU says it respects the Huskies, there’s still an audience out there that is expecting to see West Virginia versus Kentucky in the next round Saturday.Having won in five consecutive single-elimination games, the season has come full circle for the Huskies. They are playing their best basketball of the season and are clicking at the right time. Now in the Sweet 16, they’re one of the few teams still completing for the ultimate prize. Despite that, they’re the team nobody is talking about in the East Regional. But that doesn’t seem to bother the guys in the UW locker room. If anything, the lack of attention has allowed them to sneak under the radar and has reinforced a desire to reach the next round. Maybe then some people will start to take notice.‘We always feel like we can beat anybody in the country and we still feel like that,’ Turner said. ‘And so far in this Tournament, that mentality has worked.’jediamon@syr.edualjohn@syr.educenter_img Commentslast_img read more

Social ban lifted

first_imgThe social probation on fraternities has been lifted effective today, according to a letter sent by Vice President for Student Affairs Michael L. Jackson. Parties are still only permitted on Friday and Saturday nights while classes are in session.  The ban has prohibited informal gatherings at fraternities on Tuesday and Thursday nights since April 2011, after several negative events occurred within the Greek community.  “Your community is working diligently to demonstrate the ability to self-govern,” Jackson wrote in an email to the Greek community. “Stay focused on this important issue. Your leaders are on the right track and are prepared for a restoration social privileges, in accordance with other university policies, without the necessity of the extra level of scrutiny imposed by the social probation.” The email reminded Greek students that parties are not allowed to continue beyond 10 p.m. on weekday nights, as specified in SCampus.The probation was lifted because the Greek community had begun to successfully implement recommendations of the Greek Task Force, which was developed after the ban began.Jackson wrote that these recommendations would result in a “stronger, more responsible and more respected community.”last_img read more

Syracuse rebounds from losing weekend in Florida with improved front court play

first_imgWhen Syracuse head coach Leonid Yelin was asked after Syracuse’s win over Georgia Tech was a must-win for his team, Gosia Wlaszczuk interjected with an emphatic “Yes!”The Orange’s last road trip against Atlantic Coast Conference opponents then-No. 17 Florida State and Miami did not prove successful. SU failed to win a set against either team and was out-killed 93-68 over the course of back-to-back losses. The losing stretch set them back two spots — sixth place — in the conference standings, with Miami passing up the Orange.Syracuse stopped its slide against Georgia Tech (14-9, 5-6 ACC) on Friday in the Women’s Building thanks to front court improvements that allowed its often utilized backcourt the breathing room it needed in order to set up the offense.Yelin attributed the Orange’s improvement to its persistence in the practices that followed its poor performances last weekend.“If you’re working really hard,” Yelin said, “good things, sometimes even luck, are going to happen.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse had 15 blocks against the Hornets, five more than it recorded in the losses to the Hurricanes and Seminoles combined. The effective front court play brought the Orange’s backcourt off of its heels and it recorded 76 digs, 36 more than in SU’s game against Miami and 28 more than against FSU.The Orange’s success in digging allowed it to extend points in a way that it couldn’t during its Florida trip. Two of Belle Sand’s 21 digs for the Orange came on match point against the Hornets. Sand sprawled onto the floor twice to save kills just before they landed, allowing Syracuse to keep the rally alive until the tenth shot, when hitter Santita Ebangwese stuffed a GT kill attempt for the match-winning block.The resurgence of Syracuse’s defense allowed its setting game to find a rhythm. Syracuse’s set game provided 62 assists on Friday, one assist from matching their entire output from the previous weekend.Those assists translated into 67 kills and a .292 killing percentage for a Syracuse front court that couldn’t kill at a clip greater that .210 over the course of the two game losing streak.Senior Gosia Wlaszczuk, the Orange’s primary setter, said that the improvement against the Yellow Jackets was a much needed confidence boost heading into her team’s matchup against Clemson (5-18, 0-11) on Sunday.“We built confidence on every point that we made,” Wlaszczuk said after SU’s win on Friday. ”(When) we score, when we celebrate, when we see each other jumping it pulls the whole atmosphere up and helps to get the next point.” Comments Published on October 31, 2015 at 3:37 pm Contact Chris: cplucey@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more