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More Zika virus cases in Ohio

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) is reporting the state’s third and fourth cases of Zika virus in returning travelers — a 56-year-old Butler County woman returning from Guyana, and a 60-year-old Licking County man returning from Haiti. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported 52 travel-associated cases of Zika virus in 16 states and the District of Columbia prior to Ohio’s new cases, an increase from 35 cases in 12 states since Tuesday.Zika virus is primarily transmitted through a mosquito bite, and there is no indication that it can spread from person to person through casual contact. CDC has confirmed a U.S. case of Zika virus infection in a non-traveler after the person’s sexual partner returned from an affected country and developed symptoms. Due to the possible association between Zika virus infections in pregnant women and certain birth defects, CDC recommends that pregnant women and women trying to get pregnant consider postponing travel to areas with Zika virus transmission.“Given the number of travelers between Ohio and Zika virus-affected countries, it would not be a surprise to see more cases,” said ODH Medical Director Dr. Mary DiOrio. “There is no vaccine available for Zika virus so it’s important for Ohioans traveling to affected areas to take steps to prevent mosquito bites.”Of people infected with the Zika virus, 80% do not have any symptoms. When symptoms occur, they are often mild, lasting from several days to a week, and include fever, rash, joint and muscle pain, conjunctivitis (red eyes), and headache. Severe disease requiring hospitalization is uncommon.Go to the ODH website at http://www.odh.ohio.gov/zika for more information about Zika virus and links to CDC resources including travel advisories for countries where Zika virus transmission is ongoing.last_img read more

5 Very Last-Minute Gifts from the Internet Hero/Shopping Mall Zero

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts If you’re reading this, you already know you’re screwed.Someone, somewhere has been forgotten on your gift list, and you’re scrambling. As per usual, we at RWW have got your back. Here are five ideas that will not only save you from certain disgrace but just might make you look a little more with it and wired than your loved ones expected.1) Of-The-Month ClubsFlowers, beers, books, even dog treats – for every hobby, there’s a club membership that will bring the recipient monthly or even weekly gifts. With this kind of gift, you’ll be the hero all year round – in fact it’ll give you and the lucky recipient added incentive to communicate more often if you don’t now.2) Netflix MembershipFor the movie buff or couch potato in your life, this gift says you condone and embrace the cinematic lifestyle. Memberships are tiered, so you can be as budget-conscious (or as generous) as you like.3) Pro Apps or Paid FeaturesFor all the free web apps we use and enjoy, there are often pro versions with special benefits. I’ve personally enjoyed a pro Flickr account for ages, and the RWW gang love the speedy, unlimited-HD goodness of our pro Vimeo account. If you have new parents in your life, try a kid-centric subscription model web service such as LilGrams. 4) Multimedia GiftsPiracy is a dying art, so for the music, movie and game aficionados on your gift list, look around the web for legitimate sources of multimedia content. Gamers will love Microsoft Points for XBox Live or similar goodies for Wii and PS3. And for the youngsters and musicians, you can’t go wrong with an eMusic or similar subscription.5) Know Thy Geek: Fonts, Domains, and SoftwareI’ve been lusting after a particular domain name for a few months now. If someone knew me well enough to buy it, that lady or dude would be the most awesome Santa to date. And I won some brownie points myself for buying a special person a very special font he’d been wanting for quite some time. Likewise, if you’ve heard a hobbyist or nerd enthusing about a software update that might qualify as a bit of a splurge, the holiday is the perfect time to surprise him or her with a shiny, new email notification or ZIP file.These kinds of gifts show that you know the person well enough to understand and support his or her need to geek out. And what better gift is there, after all?center_img jolie odell 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#Digital Lifestyle#web last_img read more

The Friend Zone in Sales

first_imgHere is how you know you are in the friend zone in sales:“I have a great relationship with my main contact.”“I’ve been nurturing this relationship for seven years.”“They really like me, and we have great communication.”These quotes—and more like them—are what salespeople say when they are engaged with a single stakeholder, invariably one who has the power to say “no” without the equal ability to say “yes,” or one who has no real interest in changing.However, that fact that the contact is receptive to meeting you, engaged in conversation and sharing information, and genial and complimentary, is not proof of a strong relationship. One of the ways you measure the strength of your relationship is in revenue. The connection is not what it should be if it isn’t enough to cause your prospective client to buy from you.All things being equal, relationships win. All things being unequal, relationships still win. Your job in sales is to make all things unequal, creating a preference to work with you, your company, and your solution above all others. We used to say that one needed to be known, liked, and trusted. Over time, another factor made it onto this esteemed list of prerequisites to a deal; winning now requires you add “and you create value.”The purpose of nurturing and developing relationships over time is to remove your dream client’s reticence to work with you—and likely, remove your competitor.Win customers away from your competition. Check out Eat Their LunchThe relationship you have is valuable, but it is no consolation for not having a relationship in which you are your dream client’s partner and helping them improve their results. When the contact you have likes you, engages with you, and communicates with you, that access is an advantage because it provides you with an opportunity to spend time improving the relationship by sharing your insights and ideas, helping them acquire a vision of the better results available to them, as well as the reasons they should change.In sales, there are no right or wrong strategies. Instead, there are choices, some more effective than others, none so good that they work under any and all conditions. At some point, it may be necessary to develop additional relationships with other stakeholders, those more inclined to change, even if it means risking the relationship you have now. It might also be necessary to push for the change you believe your contact needs to make.Given a choice between having a relationship that creates an opportunity or being deprived of that possibility, you are better off with the relationship. But when it becomes clear what you are doing isn’t moving you closer to an opportunity, it’s time to change your strategy. Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

2010 Trans Tasman – Day 1

first_imgMen’s OpenAustralia suffered it’s first defeat of the series in the Men’s Open division going down 6-3 to a very quick and fierce New Zealand outfit.The game was played at lightning speeds going end to end in the first half, until Australia scored first with Australian Flag Bearer, Jamie Stowe, crossing out wide to record the first for the match. New Zealand hit back with the next three touchdowns to lead at half time 3-1.The second half saw speeds matching the first half but this time with a short dumping of rain made it difficult to keep balance and ball in hands. Both teams made numerous handling errors.New Zealand scored first, but then Australia put two quick touchdowns to be down by 1, but could keep hold of the game. New Zealand scored two touchdowns leading into the end of the game to record a three touchdown victory.New Zealand Wrap uphttp://www.sportingpulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?client=1-6976-0-0-0&news_task=DETAIL&news_task=DETAIL&articleID=11116068&sectionID=125624 Women’s OpenAustralia recorded its second win of the series with the Women’s Open with a hard fought 4-1 win. Australia took after the Mixed in scoring off the tap off, and posted two more touchdowns shortly after to lead the first half 3-1. Australia found it difficult to get out of their half at times with numerous penalties around the ruck. Australia was the only team to score in the second half. The rain came down heavy for a couple of minutes making the ball very slippery for both teams and players losing their footing. Australia won by three touchdowns.New Zealand Wrap uphttp://www.sportingpulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?client=1-6976-0-0-0&news_task=DETAIL&news_task=DETAIL&articleID=11116036&sectionID=125624 Mixed OpenThe Australian Mixed team, after a 3-0 whitewash in Wollongong (April 2009), started the Australian campaign off well with a 8-6 win. Australia came out firing, scoring touchdowns off their first three sets of six to lead 3-1. Australia continued its scoring ways, scoring the next three touchdowns to lead 6-1 at one stage. New Zealand scored just before half time to bring the score a little closer.The second half started New Zealand’s comeback as they got within one touchdown of Australia, behind 7-6 with only minutes to go. Australia scored late in the half to record a two touchdown win.New Zealand Wrap uphttp://www.sportingpulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?client=1-6976-0-0-0&news_task=DETAIL&news_task=DETAIL&articleID=11116032&sectionID=125624last_img read more

Alec Baldwin Gives Voice To Tiger In Circus

first_imgAs the Santa Fe City Council prepares to hold a public hearing tomorrow on a proposed ban on traveling animal acts — just days after a tiger once used by Ringling Bros. circus escaped from a truck and was shot dead in Georgia — actor Alec Baldwin highlights the cruelty of animal circuses in his new PETA campaign.Video: Alec Baldwin Tells the Heartrending Story of a Tiger in a CircusIn the video, the Emmy winner supplies the voice for an abused tiger who is separated from his mother, whipped, and trained to perform bizarre stunts.“Whenever I tried to play, I was whipped, jabbed, or hit with a stick,” Baldwin says in the video. “They made me perform scary tricks, like jumping through rings of fire. I knew what would happen if I didn’t obey. And this happened over and over and over, until I knew there was no escape. Until my spirit was crushed.”Councilor Signe Lindell introduced the bill to ban the use of wild animals such as tigers in circuses and traveling shows in Santa Fe earlier this year, and PETA’s supporters in the city have been vocal in their backing of the measure.PETA — whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to use for entertainment” — notes that while Ringling Bros. shuttered this spring, other circuses that feature cruel animal acts are still touring in Santa Fe and other parts of the country. For example, the U.S. Department of Agriculture suspended the license of Culpepper & Merriweather Circus (which frequently brings big cats to New Mexico) in 2011 after it demonstrated a “shockingly cavalier attitude” toward the health and safety of animals by failing to hire an attending veterinarian, provide tiger cubs with adequate nutrition, and provide a wounded tiger cub with care and treatment. In addition, while the circus was on tour, a tiger named Delilah gave birth to three cubs who were taken away from her to be raised by a circus worker — two died within weeks of their birth, and a third was later seized by inspectors who found him confined to a dog carrier in the hot cab of a truck.This isn’t the first time that Baldwin has helped PETA oppose cruelty under the big top. His 2012 video exposé of elephants in the circus helped lead to a similar ban on traveling wild-animal acts in his native New York in June.PETA supports animal rights, opposes all forms of animal exploitation, and informs the public on those issues. The group does not directly or indirectly participate or intervene in any political campaign on behalf of or in opposition to any candidate for public office or any political party.last_img read more

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Yankees CC Sabathia On Disabled List With Stiff Elbow

The New York Yankees, leading the American League East, will have to hold on to its advantage – for a  little while, at least – without its ace, C.C. Sabathia.The left-handed pitcher was placed on the disabled list with stiffness in his pitching elbow. Not good.Sabathia was spotted icing his elbow in the trainer’s room before Saturday’s night against the Seattle Mariners. He first detected pain after pitching a complete game on August 3 at Yankee Stadium, manager Joe Giradi said.He had an MRI that came back clean, so Sabathia made his next start five days later in Detroit, but left after 6 1/3 innings and just 94 pitches.Girardi said the stiffness resurfaced after that start, but the decision to put Sabathia on the DL was not made until about 4 p.m. Saturday.“As far as our concern, it’s pretty low,” Girardi said. “It’s not like it got any worse. He wants to pitch on Monday, which I’m not surprised, because he said he’s dealt with it before. We just decided, let’s try to get it cleaned up now.”Girardi said Sabathia would see a doctor on Monday after the Yankees return to New York, but no further tests were scheduled.“It’s a tough decision,” Girardi said. “Do you let him pitch and try to fight through it, or is it enough of a concern that we have him maybe miss just two starts and we’ll get him back?”Sabathia missed three starts between June 28 and July 16 while sidelined with a left groin strain. After his return, Sabathia made five starts and won three; his record is 12-3 with a 3.56 ERA.“We’re going to deal with it; that’s the bottom line,” Girardi said. “We don’t want to, but we need to have him healthy. If we’re going to continue to move on, we’re going to need to have him healthy.”Girardi said no decision has been made on who will take Sabathia’s place in the rotation. read more

Ohio State inks homeandhome series with Boston College for 2020 2021

Ohio State continued its scheduling flurry after locking up its fourth home-and-home series in less than a month, securing contests against Boston College for 2020 and 2021 on Wednesday. The Buckeyes will host the Eagles at Ohio Stadium on Sept. 19, 2020 before traveling to Chestnut Hill, Mass., on Sept. 18, 2021. OSU athletic director Gene Smith called BC “a fine program from an outstanding conference.” “This gives Ohio State fans a chance to watch their Buckeyes in back-to-back games against Pacific 12 and ACC schools,” Smith said in a released statement. BC athletic director Brad Bates said the matchups against OSU serve as a way for the Eagles to gauge themselves against one of the nation’s best teams. “This will be a great opportunity for our team to measure itself against one of the premier programs in college football,” Bates said in a released statement. The Buckeyes are 3-0 against BC and haven’t played the school since a 38-6 win at the Kickoff Classic at the Meadowlands in New Jersey in 1995. Over the course of those three games, OSU has outscored BC, 103-45. The Buckeyes will also face Oregon in 2020 and 2021 after locking in a home-and-home series with the Ducks on Oct. 23. On Oct. 18, OSU announced a rematch against Texas for 2022 and 2023. On Oct. 2, the Buckeyes inked a home-and-home series with Texas Christian University for 2018 and 2019. OSU is a combined 16-3-1 against BC, Oregon, Texas and TCU. read more

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Egypt coach Salah is the equal of Ronaldo Modric

first_imgMohamed Salah is the equal of both Cristiano Ronaldo and Luka Modric, claims Egypt coach Javier AguirreThe 26-year-old had an incredible debut season at Liverpool and received many plaudits and accolades for his efforts.However, Salah was beaten to the UEFA Men’s Best Player of the Year award by Modric with Ronaldo finishing second.Now, after missing out on Europe’s top individual prize, Salah has once more been pitted against the duo for the world football’s most prestigious personal honour in FIFA’s The Best award.“I think that the three players are equal, none of them is above the other, but there can be only one winner. Hopefully, it’ll be Salah,” Aguirre told EFE.Cristiano Ronaldo, Nemanja Vidic, Manchester UnitedVidic: “Ronaldo is the most professional footballer I’ve seen” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Nemanja Vidic opened up on how a 21-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo’s professionalism left him stunned at Manchester United.Salah has only managed two goals in his first five games of the new Premier League season.But Aguirre feels that even the most prolific goalscorers like Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have their dry streaks.“This is just the beginning. The scorers go through streaks, suddenly they score three goals in one match.“Scorers like Salah, Ronaldo or (Lionel) Messi can be three or four games without a netting goal, and then they let go.”Salah will likely line-up for Liverpool in this evening’s Champions League opener at home to Paris Saint-Germain.last_img read more

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Pulisic talks about whats next for him

first_imgThe new Chelsea signing talked for the first time to the team’s official website and explained what’s next before he gets transferred.In one of January’s biggest transfer market surprise, Christian Pulisic will leave Borussia Dortmund and join Chelsea in the summer.And the American footballer has talked for the first time with the team’s official website about what the next months mean for him.“I’ve always appreciated how they’ve [Chelsea have] played football, and it’s really nice how they play now, with their new coach. It fits me very well,” he told the club’s webpage.“It is good to know that people know about my future.”Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“I am really excited that I have the chance to be here [with Dortmund] for the rest of the season,” he added.“I hope people understand my decision and that I am here 100 percent. I am very focused to finish out the season with Dortmund.”“I’ve had an amazing five years in Germany. It has been incredible and I am so thankful for that,” he commented.“But it has been a dream of mine [to play in England] and I am really excited for this move. I just feel it was the right time for me.”last_img read more