Ohio Crash Claims Jennings County Couple

first_imgWAYNESVILLE, Ohio — A North Vernon couple was killed in a three-vehicle crash in Ohio on Tuesday afternoon.Authorities say the crash happened after an Ohio woman failed to stop her car at an intersection in Waynesville, about 35 miles northeast of Cincinnati.The Republican is reporting that the car struck a box truck, leading to a head-on collision with a minivan driven by Robert Large, 66, of North Vernon. A passenger in the vehicle was identified as his wife, Margaret Large, 66.The couple was pronounced dead at the scene.The drivers of the car and truck were taken to the hospital with injuries. No word on their current condition.The crash remains under investigation.last_img read more

Update on the latest in sports:

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMLB-OBIT-BECKERTFour–time All-Star Beckert diesCHICAGO (AP) — Glenn Beckert’s baseball exploits can be overshadowed by his four Hall of Fame teammates, but his contributions were vital to the success of the Chicago Cubs during the late 1960s and early 70s. The four-time All-Star second baseman has died of natural causes at age 79, according to his family.Beckert won a Gold Glove in 1968 before earning All-Star berths over the next four seasons. He had the best strikeout-to-at-bat ratio in the National League five times and finished third in average when he hit a career-high .342 in 1971.Beckert teamed with shortstop Don Kessinger for his entire nine-year Cubs career to form one of the best double-play combinations in baseball.Beckert compiled a .283 average in an 11-year career that began with the 1965 Cubs and ended with the 1975 Padres.GOLF-SANDERS OBIT Golf standout Doug Sanders diesUNDATED (AP) — Doug Sanders brought a flamboyance to golf fashion ahead of his time, a colorful character known as much for the 20 times he won on the PGA Tour as the majors that got away.Sanders died Sunday morning in Houston, the PGA Tour confirmed through a text from Sanders’ ex-wife, Scotty. He was 86.Sanders was still an amateur when he won his first PGA Tour event in 1956 at the Canadian Open in a playoff. His best year was in 1961 when he won five times and finished third on the PGA Tour money list.But he is best known for four runner-up finishes in the majors, the most memorable at St. Andrews in the 1970 British Open. Needing to sink a 3-foot par putt on the final hole to beat Jack Nicklaus, Sanders muffed it before losing to Nicklaus in a playoff the following day. Associated Press AUTO RACING-OBIT-MOSSFormer Formula One driver Stirling Moss dead at 90LONDON (AP) — Motor racing great Stirling Moss has died at the age of 90.The daring and speed-loving Englishman was widely regarded as the greatest Formula One driver never to win the world championship.Moss’ wife said he died peacefully at his London home following a long illness. Susan Moss says “it was one lap too many. He just closed his eyes.” April 12, 2020 Update on the latest in sports: UNDATED (AP) — A Spanish soccer team plans to have its players resume training individually this week. Real Sociedad would become the first Spanish soccer club to resume activities during the coronavirus pandemic.The club says players will have the option to start practicing at the team’s training center after the Spanish government decided to ease some of its lockdown measures. Non-essential workers will be allowed to return to their positions this week while observing social-distancing guidelines and other restrictions.In other developments related to the coronavirus pandemic:— Former British soccer star Kenny Dalglish has expressed “immense gratitude” to National Health Service staff after returning home from the hospital following his coronavirus diagnosis. The 69-year-old former Celtic, Scotland and Liverpool forward was hospitalized Wednesday for treatment on gallstones and subsequently tested positive for COVID-19 despite not showing symptoms.— Smaller cities and communities are dealing with the cancellation of showcase sporting events. For Oklahoma City, that means losing the Women’s College World Series. The annual event determines the NCAA softball championship. It has been hosted by Oklahoma City every year but one since 1990. Last year, it brought in an estimated $14 million to the city and its businesses. Even more was expected this year because of a stadium seating expansion.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Moss was affectionately known as “Mr. Motor Racing” and had a fearless and often reckless attitude. That took a toll on his slight body and his career ended at age 31 after a horrific crash. Moss won 16 of the 66 F1 races he entered.He said, “If you’re not trying to win at all costs, what on earth are you doing there?”Moss was hospitalized with a chest infection in 2016 that led to him retiring from public life in 2018.SPORTS-VIRUS OUTBREAKSpanish soccer team to resume traininglast_img read more

Former athlete Rocky McPherson, Guyana’s treasure, remembered

first_imgTHE athletics fraternity was plunged into mourning a few days ago, with the passing of Rocky McPherson, considered by many as one of Guyana’s best athletes in the late 40s through to the 60s.“His impact on track and field in Guyana was significant,” said former Athletics Association president Claude Blackmore, who remembered the ‘pint-size’ athlete after his athletics career was over. He was employed as one of three County coaches by the Government of Guyana through the Ministry of Education.Speaking to Chronicle Sport, a former athlete, Neville Denny, who competed during McPherson’s reign on the track, recounted: “Rocky was our champion. Back in those days, you had the 100 yards dash and he used to beat whoever they brought.”“Barry Massy used to keep Games twice a year, around the Easter and the August holidays, when all the top athletes from around the Caribbean used to come to Guyana to compete. Athletes like George Lewis, who used to run for Trinidad and represented them at the 1948 Olympics. He came to Guyana and Rocky used to beat them all of them,” Denny said.“I also remember one time they brought McDonald Bailey to Guyana. Those times, Bailey was a top athlete. He had won an Olympic medal (bronze in 1952), and Rocky was right up there. He was a special talent, Rocky, and everyone loved him,” Denny recalled.According to Denny, McPherson was also very helpful to other athletes. “I used to run the 400m and he used to come to us, help with technique and so on, always there to correct you and always ready to assist in any way. He went to Germany to be a coach and when he came back he was responsible for a lot of athletes back in those days.”Former Prime Minister Hamilton Green, an athlete himself during McPherson’s track career said, “To the older generation Rocky, his household name, was one of our best known athletes. In my early athletic days Rocky was small in stature but technique and speed earned the admiration of many of us.”“Rocky never gave up athletics and won many medals and acclaims as he continued into his later years, never giving up or accepting advancing age as a hindrance or impediment.Rocky’s continuous athletic progress is a sterling example to many of us who gave up our sporting activity as we approached the proverbial middle and later age,” said Green who is also Georgetown’s longest-serving Mayor.Green believes that the Athletics Association of Guyana (AAG) and the Ministry of Social Cohesion should, “do something to remember this sporting giant. I remember Rocky on and off the athletic track, always pleasant with a smile, and his conversations were always optimistic and uplifting.“He ran an excellent race; he has taken the inside track of the final bend and has now passed the finish line into eternity. May his soul rest peacefully!”last_img read more

Three first division female clashes on opening day of National Indoor Hockey Championships

first_imgTHREE first-division female games, including one between defending champions the Woodpecker Hikers and Saints will highlight the opening day of the 2019 GTT National Indoor Hockey Championships, which starts this afternoon at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall.According to president of the Guyana Hockey Board, Philip Fernandes, all systems are in place for today’s openers.Speaking to Chronicle Sport during a practice session yesterday, Fernandes, who plays in the veteran division and serves as the GCC female teams’ coach, indicated that the one-week event is expected to be competitive.“This year we have more juniors than in the past and we expect really good quality hockey.”The juniors in both male and female divisions will look to prove themselves against their peers and their older counterparts. Again, club pride will be at stake in the multi-category championships.Various clubs are using the tournament as a warm up for the upcoming Diamond Mineral Water International Hockey Festival.Today’s scheduleThe feature female game on the opening day is scheduled to start at 20:20h, followed by the men’s first division opener between Bounty GCC and YMCA Old Fort.Action bullies off from 17:00h, with Saints Sensations tackling YMCA Old Fort Hard Ball in a second division Men’s Group A battle.GBTI GCC Spice and YMCA Old Fort Bloods will then match sticks from 17:45h in the female first division opener, which will be followed by another female clash with GBTI GCC Tigers playing against the GBTI GCC Spartans.The lone Over-35 clash is scheduled to start at 19:35h between Bounty GCC Vintage and Antonio’s Hickers.The male defending first division champions, the Pepsi Hikers, who are again favourites to win the title, will be in action in the feature clash of another six-game battle tomorrow evening.At least six games will be played per night for the rest of the week before quarter-final actions takes place on Saturday from midday. The semi-finals will take place on Sunday morning and early afternoon, before the over 35-final is played at 16:00h, the men’s second division final is at 17:00h, while the women’s first division final is at 18:00h and the men’s first division final at 19:00h.last_img read more

Learning life lessons by breaking bones

first_imgIt’s just a fact of life that sometimes you’ve got to learn things the hard way. I’ve learned many things this way, including a few things from one instance this weekend.You’re probably thinking I’m going to spout off some crazy Halloween story. However, as much as I wish I could’ve learned my lesson by trying to outrun a horse on State Street dressed as Lee Corso, this was even dumber.While playing a great sport — perhaps involving ping-pong balls being thrown at 10 plastic “hoops” — I slipped up and knocked one of the “hoops” over. While that is not unheard of, it is one of my biggest pet peeves.In a spat of anger and stupidity, I turned around and propelled my fist into a wall. I was pretty sure it was broken, but I played on, sinking my next three consecutive shots before deciding I probably should be done.After going about my business the rest of the night, I went in for X-rays the next day to find out I had a broken hand.So what did I learn, and how does this relate to sports, you ask? I’m glad you did … here’s the laundry list of lessons and ideas I pondered while sitting in the waiting room at the doctor’s office and relaxing with my hand and wrist in a splint over the last five days:— Things can be learned from St. Louis Cardinals reliever Julian Tavarez.No, I’m not saying it’s a good idea to change the pronunciation of your name at the beginning of every season in order to confuse everyone.But I should have learned from Tavarez that frustrated dugout tirades get you nowhere. After all, he did the same thing after a rough outing in last year’s National League Championship Series.In fact, when he punched a dugout phone, he broke two bones — one of them, the fifth metacarpal, was the same bone I broke.— Being competitive is not always a good thing.Ever since I can remember, I’ve had an unwavering competitiveness that I thought was a blessing. The only negative thing it had ever gotten me was a few technical fouls in rec-league high school basketball.In fact, as far as the previously described “sport” I was playing when I broke my hand, this competitiveness had led me to an astounding record and one major championship.Suddenly, I realized that there is such a thing as being too competitive, which leads to my next lesson.— I have always heard teams — primarily the University of Wisconsin hockey team — describe a utopian balance between hard and smart on the ice.The basic principle is that you want to play every game as hard as you can, but not to the point that you forget the systems or the basic idea of the game. Sometimes you can be firing on all cylinders, or perhaps over-firing, to the point that you don’t remember the simple things.Now I really see what they mean. I have always played hard — thus the competitive attitude — but apparently I haven’t had that balance.I was playing so hard that when I went for a block, I knocked over that “basket.” That was obviously not very smart, and neither was slamming a wall.— When fighting a wall, the wall always wins.This is pretty self-explanatory. Outside of a skirmish about a year ago in which I never threw punches, but merely sat on the guy, I had never been in a fight.Needless to say, I didn’t expect my boxing debut — and perhaps my boxing retirement — to come against an inanimate object.— Playing through the pain.I have always loved the stories of athletes playing through pain. Curt Schilling and the famous “sock game,” Kirk Gibson’s walk-off, Donovan McNabb playing through his sports hernia and Anthony Davis — oh, wait, he never played through anything more than a stubbed toe.But I digress … by sinking my next three shots with my broken hand, I feel like I can now put myself in their shoes.I know it sounds like a major exaggeration, and it probably is, but, wow, you should’ve seen the size of this thing thanks to the immediate swelling.— While it’s hard to admit after wanting to hate him last year, I have a lot of respect for Dee Brown.You see, as I was laid up I found myself reading the article in ESPN Magazine about his battle back from a broken fifth metatarsal — same injury as mine but in the foot instead of the hand.Reading about his comeback was inspirational, and I commend him for taking a leadership role despite everything that went down leading up to the NBA draft.Now we’ll see what happens when the season starts. I’m actually hoping that he does well, because I want to know that I can come back from this.I’m sure this is not the last time I will learn things the hard way, although I hope next time it’s a little less painful, a lot less annoying and doesn’t involve me being on the shelf for four to six weeks.But never fear kids, I’m still playing through this one. I’ll be here again next Wednesday, and, if you see me on the streets before then, please don’t laugh at me.Eric is a senior majoring in history. If you want to send him cookies or be his own personal nurse for the next four to six weeks, e-mail him at eschmoldt@badgerherald.com.last_img read more

Strong returns from offseason injury to provide boost for Syracuse early in season

first_img Published on September 6, 2012 at 2:01 am Contact Jack: jstruitt@syr.edu Hanna Strong watched from the bench as Syracuse opened its season with an overtime victory over Colgate.Strong, a sophomore midfielder, missed spring workouts leading up to this season and wasn’t quite ready to go. But in the second game of the season against Albany, she was back on the field for the Orange.“When they put me in the second game, I wanted to come out really strong and show them that I deserved to be out there,” she said.She did just that when she scored her first career goal in the 29th minute against the Great Danes. Strong and the Orange (2-2-1) take on Long Island (1-3-0) and Army (3-3-0) in West Point, N.Y., this weekend in the Black Knight Classic. Despite playing less than 200 minutes in four games, Strong has netted two goals and one assist this season for the Orange and is second on the team in points with five.Strong did not have a goal or an assist in 18 games for the Orange in 2011. This season, she recorded a point in three consecutive games before the streak was snapped against Ohio State on Sunday.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“Last year, I was more intimidated to shoot and make a mistake,” she said. “This year, I know that if I don’t shoot, I’m not going to score.”Senior Alyscha Mottershead knew Strong would be a contributor this season after she scored her first against Albany.“She kind of comes on and changes the game,” Mottershead said.Reaching this point wasn’t easy for Strong.She injured her hip in the spring and was forced to sit out. Strong then had to work with the team trainer for months before she could begin preparing for the season.Strong knew she would have to push herself to make up for lost time, and SU head coach Phil Wheddon has been on the same page.“She didn’t play in the spring, so we’re trying to get her back to game fitness, and that’s a gradual process,” he said. “So we are on her a little bit harder.”Strong has only been back for four games, but Mottershead doesn’t see any lingering effects from her injuries. Instead, Mottershead said she has seen Strong going 100 percent.“You wouldn’t even be able to tell today that she’s had a little bit of a rough spring,” she said.But such success isn’t new to Strong, who helped lead Monson High School to the Massachusetts state finals as a sophomore and an undefeated season as a senior.Since the seventh grade, Strong played on the varsity team. So by her sophomore year of high school, she was already one of the more experienced players on the team.“I kind of had to take leadership and be the motivation on the field,” Strong said.Being such a young player on a high school varsity squad helped prepare Strong for the offseason. She has been playing for the New England Mutiny, a semi-professional team in Massachusetts, for the past couple summers, too.“It was a big change because they were all in their mid to late 20s, and I was still 17 at the time,” she said.Due to the folding of the Women’s Professional Soccer league, several professional players came down and played with the Mutiny. The experience made her a better player.So has her long offseason. It provided plenty of hurdles for Strong, but her hard work is finally starting to pay off.“It was a long recovery,” she said. “But it was worth it.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

From Street Footballer to Record-breaker

first_imgNeymar da Silva Santos Junior could surely never have foreseen the unfathomable riches that lay ahead when he first started kicking a ball with bare feet on the streets of Brazil I t would not have taken long for the realisation to hit because, by the age of 11, Neymar was the worst-kept secret in Brazil was hounded by scouts from all the country’s top teams and his four-year stay with first club- Portuguesa Santista was coming to a swift end.Fast forward 14 years and he is now the world’s most expensive player after Paris Saint-Germain agreed to pay Barcelona £199million – the amount in his release clause. After four seasons at Camp Nou, Neymar’s Barcelona career is over after a world-record €222million switch to Paris Saint-Germain. Barca won the race to sign the Brazilian from Santos in 2013 and, alongside Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez, he has since established himself as one third of one of the greatest attacking trios in the history of football. PSG triggered the €222m release clause in Neymar’s contract on Thursday to make him the leading man in Paris, ending a scintillating on-field relationship with the Catalan club. Below are the stand-out figures that have encouraged the Ligue 1 giants to part with a record-breaking sum and take the 25-year-old to the Parc des Princes. The fee is more than double the previous world record of £89m that Manchester United paid Juventus for Paul Pogba last summer and, according to some, is a deal we will not see the likes of in the next 50 years, let alone the next two or three. He will earn about £650,000 every seven days.The only son of Neymar Santos Sr – a former professional footballer himself  and Nadine da Silva was born on February 5, 1992 in Mogi das Cruzes, a small city 40 kilometres east of Sao Paulo.He has a younger sister, Rafaella and the family ties are extremely close. Neymar Sr has been both a mentor and coach to his son – he continues to work as the player’s agent while Neymar Jr has a tattoo of his sister’s face on his right arm and she has her brother’s eyes inked on to her left arm.Neymar inherited his father’s footballing skills but it was his movement which set him apart from the other boys at his local club.He had already fallen in love with his boyhood club Santos and Brazil great Zico had little trouble persuading him to sign for them in 2003.Neymar dazzled through the age groups at Santos and talk of his talent soon reached Europe, with Real Madrid offering him the chance to join their academy when he was 14 – but he turned them down after Santos offered him more money.Santos handed Neymar his senior debut aged 17 in 2009 and over the next four years he scored a total of 54 goals in 103 appearances for the club.He helped them win successive Campeonato Paulista titles, the Copa do Brasil and the 2011 Copa Libertadores – Santos’ first continental title since 1963 – and was voted South American footballer of the year in both 2011 and 2012.Neymar was a phenomenon. He cut his own hair Mohawk-style when he was 18, which set a new trend throughout Brazil and, when left out of the squad for 2010 World Cup finals, 14,000 fans signed a petition in a bid to get him included.He was 19 when his ex-girlfriend Carol Dantas gave birth to his son, David Lucca, and they both moved to Barcelona to be closer to Neymar when the inevitable move to Europe was completed in 2013.He has never been shy about cashing in on his stardom and endorses more than a dozen products, including a bank, a car manufacturer and perfume and this year he was placed third on Forbes magazine’s list of the highest-paid footballers behind Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.And Messi paid tribute to his team-mate yesterday, saying: “I wish you good luck in this new stage of your life.”Neymar responded by saying: “Thank you brother. I will miss you uncle!”But it has not been all sweetness and light at Barcelona. Neymar’s father is owed more than £23m by the club for helping to persuade his son to sign a new contract last October. But the Catalan club insists that “contract extension bonus” will not be paid until they get exactly what they want from PSG in the deal. PSG want their man, so that is not in any doubt.In his three seasons in Catalunya, Neymar has helped Barca win La Liga twice, the Champions League once, the Copa del Rey on three occasions and the FIFA Club World Cup. And in March, Neymar inspired Barcelona to the 6-1 victory they needed to overturn a 4-0 first-leg defeat by PSG to reach the quarter-finals of the Champions League.So should he replicate that haul for PSG, can it really be considered money well spent?Football Most Expensive TransfersNeymar: Barcelona to PSG £200 2017Paul Pogba: Juventus to Man Utd £89.3 2016Gareth Bale : Tottenham to Real Madrid £85.3 2013Cristiano Ronaldo: Man Utd to Real Madrid £80 2009Gonzalo Higuain: Napoli to Juventus £75.3 2016Romelu Lukaku: Everton to Man Utd £75 2017Luis Suarez: Liverpool to Barcelona £75 2014James Rodrigue: AS Monaco to Real Madrid £63 2014Angel Di Maria: Real Madrid to Man Utd £59.7 2014Zinedine Zidane: Juventus to Real Madrid £46.6 2001How Neymar Compares with Messi, Ronaldo  105 – Neymar’s goal tally for Barcelona, by stark comparison Messi has scored 194 in the same timeframe and Ronaldo has found the net 205 times.39 – He scored 39 times in his best season with Barca as they won the treble in 2014-15. That number still saw him fall some way short of the standard set by Messi and Ronaldo, though. Messi had 58 goals to his name while Ronaldo registered 61.20 – Neymar scored just 20 goals in all competitions last season. Messi, meanwhile, hit home 54 times and Ronaldo was on target on 42 occasions to help Madrid to a LaLiga and Champions League double.21 – The Brazilian did, however, top Messi and Ronaldo for assists in 2016-17. His 21 assists superior to the 16 produced by Messi and the 11 laid on by Ronaldo.59 – But Neymar’s assist tally of 59 in four seasons was below that of Messi (77) and Ronaldo (61).741 – Neymar’s number of dribbles completed was significantly more than that of Ronaldo (281) but still pales in comparison to Messi (880).288 – In his first two seasons at Barca Neymar created 288 chances. In the same period Messi created 238 and Ronaldo just 168.138 – However, in his last two campaigns, Neymar has created just 138 chances, still more than Ronaldo (131) but he was comfortably surpassed by Messi, who created 227.Breakdown of Neymar’s Barcelona Career Much of Neymar’s motivation to leave Camp Nou reportedly stems from a desire to step out from the shadow of Lionel Messi and make his own push to win the Ballon d’Or. That honour has been claimed by ex-Barca team-mate, Messi and Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo for each of the past nine years. So, with Neymar blazing his own trail in the French capital in a bid to end their dominance, here is a  look at how his four seasons in Spain stack up with Messi and Ronaldo’s performances in all competitions over the same period. 105 – The number of times Neymar hit the back of the net in all competitions during his Barcelona career. Rivaldo is the only Brazilian to have scored more for the club (130).59 – Add in this impressive number of assists and the 25-year-old was involved in 164 goals in his 186 appearances for the club.7 – The amount of goals Neymar has scored against PSG. He has only converted more against Athletic Bilbao (8) and Villarreal (9).6 – Villarreal’s Sergio Asenjo, formerly of Atletico Madrid, was beaten by Neymar more times than any other goalkeeper.2 – Since his arrival at Barca ahead of the 2013-14 season, only Lionel Messi (204) and Sergio Busquets (196) have featured more times for the club.15 – Neymar won a total of 15 penalties for Barca during his LaLiga career; only Cristiano Ronaldo (17) has earned more spot-kicks in the competition.21 – The amount of assists supplied by the former Santos star in 2016-17, more than any other player based in LaLiga.22 – Neymar set up more goals for Messi than any other team-mate during his time at the club.6 – The Vicente Calderon was the away stadium at which the Brazilian proved most prolific, scoring six goals, including his first for the club in the 2013 Supercopa de Espana, away against Atletico Madrid.41 – Suarez (21) and Messi (20) assisted 41 of the Brazilian’s goals for Barca, equivalent to 39.05 per cent.431 – No individual has been fouled more times than Neymar across the top five European leagues since his arrival at Barca. Preparim Hetemaj (410) is the only other player to have drawn the referee’s whistle over 400 times in that span.39 – Barca’s treble-winning 2014-15 season proved Neymar’s most prolific at Barcelona. The only other time he passed the 30-goal mark in four campaigns with the Catalan giants was 2015-16.8 – With three Copa del Rey triumphs, two LaLiga wins, a Supercopa de Espana, one Champions League and Club World Cup glory in 2015, the 25-year-old won eight trophies across his Barca career.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Sumner County Court Docket: The Sept. 30 report

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The following are a list of criminal court complaints recently filed by the Sumner County Attorney’s office.These are formal charges introduced into the Sumner County District Court system. The suspects listed in the complaint have not been tried by a judge or jury unless specified otherwise. All citizens are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.•••••Kayla Chastain, born in 1988, of Emporia was charged with telephone harassment, a Class A misdemeanor.On Sept. 3, 2014, Chastain is accused of using a cell phone to send abusive messages to St. Francis in Wellington to a social worker, who  received 33 messages from her. She was released on $2,500 bond.•••••Thomas Mann, Jr., born in 1981, is accused of driving without headlights, a traffic infraction; driving while suspended, a Class A misdemeanor – second and subsequent offense; and two counts of possession of methamphetamine, a level 5 drug felony.Mann, Jr. is accused of having a small baggy containing meth in a Marlboro cigarette box in his car.His Sumner County preliminary hearing is set for Oct. 9, 2014.••••Sean Peoples, born in 1989, of Wichita was charged with failure to pay toll, a misdemeanor; no insurance, a Class B misdemeanor; transportation of open container of alcohol, a misdemeanor; possession of marijuana, a Class A misdemeanor; and possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor.Peoples is accused of driving a vehicle with two open beer cans and also having an open bottle of whiskey in the console of the car. He also had marijuana hidden.His court deposition has been set for Oct. 16.••••Destiny Way, born in 1994, of Derby was charged with battery, a Class B misdemeanor; criminal trespass, a Class B misdemeanor; disorderly conduct, a Class C misdemeanor; and endangering a child, a Class A misdemeanor.Way is accused on Sept. 16, 2014 of causing bruises to another person’s legs and arms in an attempt to help remove a 1-year-old from his paternal great grandmother.•••••Douglas Baker, born in 1971, of Key West, Fla. was charged with disorderly conduct, a Class C misdemeanor; and battery, a Class B misdemeanor.Baker is accused of angrily grabbing and yelling at another person during an argument on Sept. 24.last_img read more

CDC: Coronavirus could be around through all of 2020

first_imgIn an interview with CNN, CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield said that coronavirus could be around for the entire duration of 2020 as the CDC prepares for the possibility of a widespread infection.In China thousands have been infected, and hundreds have died.As of right now, there has only been 15 confirmed cases in the United States. Eight in California; two in Illinois; and one in Arizona, Washington, Massachusetts, Wisconsin and Texas.Redfield says that there is a possibility of it becoming a “community virus,” aggressively monitoring those with suspected and confirmed cases buys the CDC time while they figure out what to do.Health officials still do not know how coronavirus is spread, and there is no cure.last_img read more

Local Biotech Firm Claims to Produce COVID Vaccines Faster, Cheaper

first_img“I mean people are talking about if they are lucky they can make a billion doses in a year,” he adds. “In a week, we can pump out 1.5 billion doses of an antigen, which is the most active component that goes into making a vaccine. It’s a critical component.”Dyadic is working with labs and scientists worldwide on the project.The way it works is those labs share their vaccine gene sequence, which Dyadic places into its hyper-productivity C1 cells.The cells are grown in commercial fermenters, in order to produce the antigen quickly.Data so far indicates that C1 will be effective in vaccine production, according to Emalfarb.While the typical turnaround time for other methods is about 50 days,  Emalfarb says commercial fermenters can mass-produce batches of C1 in just 10 to 14 days. Mark Emalfarb, founder and CEO of Dyadic International, which is headquartered in Jupiter, tells West Palm Beach television station WPEC his staff is capable of producing one-billion doses per month.Emalfarb explains that he has spent the last two-and-a-half decades engineering a fungal cell, nicknamed C1, which is now being used in industrial biotech.He goes on to say that it is being further developed to help eventually mass-produce vaccines and drugs in larger quantities at a more affordable cost.“It’s very unique and the hyper-productivity came from a serendipitous mutation,” he says. “This is something that happened by accident, kind of like penicillin.”In addition, Emalfarb believes the technology, which has FDA GRAS approval for food and feed and has already been successfully tested on animals, could lead to mass production of a coronavirus vaccine. A South Florida-based biotech company says it has the science to mass-produce COVID-19 vaccines more quickly and cost effectively than anyone else, when they become available.last_img read more