Swine Flu Hit Millions in Spring, Agency Says

first_imgThere were 1.8 million to 5.7 million cases of swine flu in the country during the epidemic’s first spring wave, according to a new estimate from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released Thursday.From 9,000 to 21,000 people were hospitalized as a result, and up to 800 died from April to July, when it largely faded out, according to the estimates, which were conducted by the C.D.C. and the Harvard School of Public Health and published online in the journal Emerging Infectious Diseases…Read full story (The New York Times)last_img

Continued Pulp & Paper demand on the Estonian Horizon

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Monsters Sign Scott Savage, Hayden Hodgson To Amateur Tryout Contracts For Remainder Of Season

first_imgCLEVELAND, Ohio- The Cleveland Monsters have made two roster signings that will be effective for the rest of the season, as they have signed former Boston College defenseman Scott Savage and Saginaw Spirit forward Hayden Hodgson to amateur tryout contracts for the remainder of the season.Savage, 21, had a 5-24-29 stat line with 24 minutes spent in the penalty box in 40 appearances with Boston College this NCAA season. He had played in a career total of 154 games in the NCAA and totaled ten goals and sixty-one assists in his career. Savage also spent time in the USHL from 2011-13, putting out a 3-5-8 stat line in 52 appearances.Hodgson, 21, is an undrafted player who has played in the OHL for the Erie Otters, Sarnia Sting and Saginaw Spirit and has a total of 294 collegiate appearances. 331 minutes in the box and a 87-70-157 career stat line is what Hodgson brings to the table. This season, Hodgson has a 38-28-66 stat line and 71 penalty minutes in 67 appearances for Saginaw.The Monsters take on Chicago at 7pm tonight at The Q. Related TopicsBoston CollegeCleveland MonstersErie OttersHayden HodgsonSaginaw SpiritSarnia StingScott Savage Eli Mooneyhamcenter_img Elijah Mooneyham has been a dedicated sports fan his whole life. Born and raised in Cleveland, he has his best days when his hometown teams are winning. Elijah is currently on-air talent/producer on two shows, The Main Event and The Moon Hour, where you can find on AllSportsCleveland.com. He also has an insane passion for professional wrestling, so catch his opinions on the world of professional wrestling.last_img read more

Leaning on the veterans

first_imgThis shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone, but the Baltimore Orioles have a fairly young group of players on their major league team. The average age on the 40-man roster currently sits at 25.4 years old. Only five players are over the age of 30. Mark Trumbo (32), Chris Davis (32), Richard Bleier (31), Andrew Cashner (31) and Alex Cobb (30) are the only players on the major league team over 30. With the exception of Bleier, each have at least seven years of service time in the majors and are expected to be leaders for the duration of their time with the club. He’s earned the respect of Orioles fans all over the state. His annual Stay Hungry tailgate took in over $125,000 this past November, all benefiting the Boys and Girls Clubs of Baltimore and the Living Classrooms Foundation. Only a World Series ring would complete Jones’ career. I can’t predict the future, but I think it’s safe to say that wouldn’t be an immediate option if he were brought back to Baltimore. For a player that hit .168 last season, improving that average .32 points would be considered a successful season. There’s nowhere to go but up. Jones is 33 and 2019 will be his 14th season in the majors. He enjoyed a run of four straight All Star game appearances from 2012-2015. He’s a four-time Gold Glove award winner. He finished 6th in MVP voting and won a Silver Slugger award in 2013. Chris Davis is vowing to not have another season like his 2018 campaign. When asked at FanFest about the worst season a player has ever had in the majors, Chris said, “In my mind, that was a fluke; that’s not going to happen again.”center_img The current leaders of the offense When I spoke with third base coach José Flores, he said that Davis and Trumbo are the leaders. “We want the young guys to feed off of those guys,” he said, and although General Manager Mike Elias is not ruling out a reunion with Adam Jones, you have to assume the team has moved on and is preparing for a future without number 10. Elias said they’re monitoring the free agent market and Jones, “would always be welcome,” but a reunion just may not be practical, or even fair to the five-time All Star. Defensively, I can’t say there’s ever been a problem with Davis. It’s been the lack of adjustments he makes when pitchers have figured him out. He knows it’s time to do something different. During his media session at FanFest, Chris said, “To continue down this path that I’ve been on the last couple of years and make no adjustment and make no strides in a different direction. I don’t want to do it anymore and I don’t want to go through another season like I had last year again.” There’s also nowhere to go but up for Mark Trumbo as he makes his way back from a 2018 season that was cut short due to injury. Playing in just 90 games before injuring his right knee, Trumbo was putting up good numbers. He hit .261 with 17 home runs and an on-base plus slugging percentage of .764.Not only can Trumbo help a young group of Orioles hitters this season, but there’s the potential for him to be flipped to a contending team at the trade deadline. He’ll need to be ready for Opening Day and put up numbers resembling last years in order for that possibility to play out. There probably isn’t room for him on a contender, hitting .199 with six home runs.He’s aware that staying healthy is the number one priority. At FanFest, Mark said, “I’m not much use to anybody on the disabled list. I don’t want to be too aggressive with things early on in the spring timeline. I really want to get it right and not have to do what I did last year.”Like it or not, the offense is going to be led by the guys that led the majors in home runs in 2013, 2015 and 2016. They’re going to be relied upon to mentor the young guys and to help them through any struggles that pop up throughout the course of the season.“Be approachable, and I think sometimes just starting a conversation goes a long way,” Trumbo said on Saturday. “I think we’ve got a lot of guys that are eager to learn.”Please follow and like us:last_img read more

Liverpool lose Coutinho to what looks like a serious injury

first_img With half an hour gone, Coutinho went down following a challenge from Didier N’Dong. He immediately signalled to the bench and was taken off on a stretcher and replaced by Divock Origi.  IN SPORT.ES Grave lesión de Coutinho CET 26/11/2016 Brazilian forward Philippe Coutinho has picked up what seems like a serious injury during Liverpool’s Premier League game against Sunderland at Anfield.  The 24-year-old has been in great form this season and is attracting interest from all over Europe. Barça are among the club credited with an interest in him, while Paris Saint-Germain are also keen.  Sport Coutinho’s right foot was placed in a protective splint, which will be of great concern to fans of the Premier League club.  Upd. at 17:17 Given the start to the season made by Jurgen Klopp’s side, they will be desperate not to lose Coutinho for any length of time given their push for the Premier League title.last_img read more

Arsenal spark keen interest in Ajax youngster David Neres

first_imgAdvertisement miNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsy2knfWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E4s9c( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 8mcpr0Would you ever consider trying this?😱1dCan your students do this? 🌚1i2yjRoller skating! Powered by Firework Ajax winger David Neres has been lighting up the Eredivisie and the Champions League with stellar displays on the field, and Arsenal are keen on signing the youngster in the summer. The Gunners will be sending a scout to Turin to personally scope him as Juventus host the Dutch side in the Champions League tonight. Advertisement 22-year old David Neres showed his worth in the Champions League alone as he aided Ajax in dumping reigning champions Real Madrid 5-3 agg. out of the competition, scoring once and assisting once over both legs. The winger also scored Ajax’s lone goal in their 1-1 draw at the Johan Cruyff Arena against favorites Juventus, giving the Dutch side a fighting chance in Europe’s elitemost competition.Neres’ heroics haven’t gone unnoticed in the world, garnering attention from PSG, Liverpool, Manchester United and Arsenal. However, the Gunners appear to be a bit too keen on signing the Brazilian winger, who is priced at €35-40m.Advertisement Arsenal will be sending a scout to Italy to watch the Ajax star as the Eredivisie toppers travel to Turin to face Juventus.Neres has 12 goals and 15 assists to his name this term so far, with 8 goals and 11 assists coming off in the Eredivisie alone as Ajax sit at its summit with 74 points and 4 games left to play.Advertisement Read also:-Juve aim to bring in Joao Felix at the expense of DybalaBarcelona entice de Ligt to join club, offer bountiful contract till 2024 Advertisementlast_img read more

KI investigates report of racial taunting during Leafs-Storm game in Nelson

first_imgKootenay International Junior Hockey League Commissioner Larry Martel said the league has started an investigation following a report of racial taunting by a player during Saturday’s game in Nelson between the Leafs and the Kamloops Storm.Martel said the incident happened during the game when a Leafs player came to his coach and told him about comments made toward him, and the coach then informed the officials.“None of the on-ice officials had heard anything but all crews are aware that this type of incidents can and has happened,” Martel told The Nelson Daily.Martel said the league investigates about one to two of these incidents a season.He said Hockey Canada treats these types of incidents very seriously and wants to send a strong message to players who delve into this trash talking with a lengthy suspension.“It is a Gross Misconduct and I believe it starts at a 45-day suspension,” Martel said. “This is much more serious than trash talking,” Martel added. Martel said the on-ice incident continued following the game in the parking lot outside the NDCC Arena where is was reported some Nelson players approached Kamloops players near their bus to resume the discussions.“Our BC Hockey referee supervisor was at the game and was in his truck doing paperwork when the incident happened, and he broke it up,” Martel said.Martel said the KIJHL is continuing to interview the parties involved.“I’m most concern about the altercation in the parking lot since that was witnessed by a HC (Hockey Canada) official,” Martel said. “There isnt much I can do about the ice incident if no one heard it.”Martel said the league suspended a player earlier this season for 45 days under Hockey Canada Rule 9.2 (f) although the player in question did not use racial comments. Instead the player was ruled to have used inappropriate gestures to the fans at the game.Nelson won the game over Kamloops by a 4-2 score.The Leafs return to action Tuesday when the Green and White host Grand Forks Border Bruins at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena.Hockey Canada Rule 9.2 (f):Any player or team official who engages in verbal taunts, insults or intimidation based on discriminatory grounds (race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, language) shall be assessed a Gross Misconduct penalty and the Referee shall report full details of the incident to the President. Notwithstanding the above, at the discretion of the Referee, a Gross Misconduct penalty may be assessed for any infraction to any player or team official.last_img read more

Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup 3rd Round Draw

first_imgHolders Dundalk will travel to Leinster Senior League side Crumlin United in the third round of the Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup. The draw, which took place in Clonmel as part of the FAI’s Festival of Football week in Tipperary, was conducted by Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill and FAI President Tony Fitzgerald. The Lilywhites, who beat Cork City in last season’s final at the Aviva Stadium, will face Crumlin who progressed past SSE Airtricity League Premier Division side Finn Harps in the second round.Munster Senior League Ringmahon Rangers will host First Division side Cobh Ramblers in a local derby whilst First Division leaders Limerick will travel to St. Patrick’s Athletic.The full Irish Daily Mail third round draw is below:-Athlone Town v Shamrock RoversU.C.D. v JanesboroRingmahon Rangers v Cobh RamblersBohemians v Derry CityCrumlin United v DundalkWexford Youths v Sligo RoversSt. Patrick’s Athletic v LimerickLongford Town v Cork CityAll ties will be played the week ending Sunday, August 21st, with fixture dates and times set to be announced in due course.center_img print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

Hurling Fixtures For Next Weekend

first_imgGullane’s Hotel Junior Hurling League Group 6Round 3Bullaun 19:00 Sarsfields v Pádraig PearsesReferee:  David Staunton Pier Head Minor B1 Hurling Group 1Round 4Kinvara 14:00 Kinvara v SarsfieldsReferee:  Tom Mc Nicholas Killimor 14:00 Killimor v Ahascragh/FohenaghReferee:  John Rosney Ballinderreen 14:00 Ballinderreen v CappataggleReferee:  Ger O Connor Pier Head Minor A Hurling Championship – Group 1 Pier Head Minor B Hurling Championship – Group 1Round 4Michael Cusacks 14:00 Michael Cusacks v MoycullenReferee:  Joe Larkin Kilconieron 14:00 Kilconieron v ArdrahanReferee:  Gerry Donoghue Padraig Pearses GAA Ground 14:00 Pádraig Pearses v Mullagh/KiltormerReferee:  Vincent Burke Round 4Duggan Park 14:00 Loughrea v KillimordalyReferee:  Peter Campbell Loughrea 14:00 Meelick-Eyrecourt v Liam MellowsReferee:  Derek Kelly Kenny Park 14:00 Craughwell v ClarinbridgeReferee:  John Mc Donagh Gullane’s Hotel Junior Hurling League Group 2Round 3Mullagh Hurling Club Grounds 19:00 Mullagh v Tommy LarkinsReferee:  Seamus Moran Leitrim Community Centre 19:00 Kilnadeema-Leitrim v Meelick-EyrecourtReferee:  Liam Gordon Gullane’s Hotel Junior Hurling League Group 3Round 3Cregg 19:00 Annaghdown v AbbeyknockmoyReferee:  Stephen Doyle Turloughmore 19:00 Turloughmore v St Mary’s GAA AthenryReferee:  Michael Melia Pier Head Minor A Hurling Championship – Group 2Round 4Clarinbridge 14:00 Turloughmore v St Mary’s GAA AthenryReferee:  Ronan Stankard Carnmore 14:00 Castlegar v Salthill-KnocknacarraReferee:  Richard Mc Nicholas Pier Head Minor A Hurling Championship – Group 2Round 4Duggan Park 15:30 Tynagh/Abbey-Duniry v BallygarReferee:  Christopher Browne center_img Pier Head Minor B1 Hurling Group 2Round 4Oranmore-Maree 14:00   Oranmore-Maree v AbbeyknockmoyReferee:  Adrian Mooney Páirc na bhForbacha 14:00   Cois Fharraige v BallinasloeReferee:  Conor Quinlan Sylane 14:00 Sylane v Skehana-Mountbellew/MoyloughReferee:  David Staunton 16-05-2018 (Wed)Gullane’s Hotel Junior Hurling League Group 1Round 3Tynagh/Abbey-Duniry  19:00 Tynagh/Abbey-Duniry v KillimorReferee:  Peter Murphy Cappataggle 19:00 Cappataggle v PortumnaReferee:  James Lundon Gullane’s Hotel Junior Hurling League Group 7Round 3Oranmore-Maree 19:00 Oranmore-Maree v Rahoon-NewcastleReferee:  Conor Quinlan Ballyloughane 19:00   Liam Mellows v MoycullenReferee:  David Earls print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Pier Head Minor B Hurling Championship – Group 2Round 4Tommy Larkins Park 14:00 Tommy Larkins v GortReferee:  David Cunningham Tonabrocky 14:00 Rahoon-Newcastle v CarnmoreReferee:  Murt Ó Cualáin Leitrim Community Centre 14:00 Kilnadeema-Leitrim v St ThomasReferee:  Brian Keon Gullane’s Hotel Junior Hurling League Group 5Round 3Clarinbridge 19:00 Clarinbridge v LoughreaReferee:  Paul Fahy Beagh 19:00 Beagh v CraughwellReferee:  Noel Quinn Gullane’s Hotel Junior Hurling League Group 4Round 3Kilbeacanty 19:00 Kilbeacanty v GortReferee:  Michael Conway Ballinderreen 19:00 Ballinderreen v ArdrahanReferee:  Karol Collins 12-05-2018 (Sat)last_img read more

RECAP: Smoke Eaters Fall In Overtime To Wild

first_imgThe advantage was short-lived for Trail as Wenatchee came down and tied the game. Dorsey protected the puck as he raced his way into the zone and made a nice move to get past the glove side of Marcoux for his second goal of the game and knotted things up at 4-4 before overtime. Lucas Sowder ended the game 2:11 into the extra frame as he blazed down the left wing and cut to the net, going from his backhand to his forehand to give the Wild their first overtime win of the season.  Adam Marcoux stopped 27 of the 32 shots he faced in the game, suffering his 7th loss of the season while Austin Park made 19 saves on 23 shots in picking up his 6th win of the year. FINAL SCORE: 5-4 Wild (OT)SHOTS ON GOAL: 32-23 WildSMOKE EATERS PP: 1/3SMOKE EATERS PK: 2/23 STARS:1) Matt Dorsey (2-0-2)2) Lucas Sowder (1-1-2)3) Owen Ozar (2-1–3)Fortis Energy Player of the Game: Blake Bargar (0-0-0)ATTENDANCE: 1,643The Smoke Eaters (7-6-3-1) return back to the Trail Memorial Centre as they host the Mainland Division’s Prince George Spruce Kings (10-5-0-1) on Friday night. Puck drop is slated for 7 p.m. with tickets available for purchase at the Smoke Eaters Main Office. The Trail Smoke Eaters battled their way from behind but eventually fell in overtime to the Wenatchee Wild by a 5-4 score on Wednesday night at the Town Toyota Center. Owen Ozar collected a pair of goals and three points in his BCHL debut but it would not be enough as Trail battled back from a two-goal 1st period deficit with Lucas Sowder scoring the overtime winning goal and helping Wenatchee to a 5-4 victory in extra time. Wenatchee opened the scoring with the only goal in the first period of play, one that was very even between the two teams. Matt Gosiewski drove down the right wing and dropped a pass for Lucas Sowder in the left-wing face-off circle and passed backdoor for Matt Dorsey as he tapped the puck past Smoke Eaters goaltender Adam Marcoux for a 1-0 lead at the 7:03 mark of the opening period. The game would open up a bit in the second period as the Wild would build a 2-0 lead, stemming off of a big save from Austin Park, stonewalling Bryce Anderson in front of the goal in his attempt to tie the game. Christophe Fillion worked his way around the perimeter of the zone and had his pass to the slot area blocked in front before the puck came behind the goal and banked in off a leg from Cristophe Tellier and past Marcoux at the 4:58 mark of the middle stanza to double the Wenatchee advantage. The Smoke Eaters began to chip away at the lead and came in the way of a forward who waited 16 games to get into the action. Carter Jones started the play, making a nice deke around a defender at the right goal line and set up a pass for Braeden Tuck in the circle before he zipped the puck to the blocker side and spotted Owen Ozar at the side of the night for his first career BCHL goal and cut the deficit to one goal at the 10:49 mark of the 2nd period. Only 2:06 later, Ozar and Tuck facilitated the play that helped tie the game. Ozar pushed the puck ahead on the right side for Tuck, who spotted Trevor Zins inside the blue lien on the left wing as he one-timed a shot past the blocker side of Park for his 5th goal of the season and tied the game at the 12:53 mark. The Wild got their lead back before the period was out at the 16:09 mark of the frame after the Trail defence did a good job to force PJ Fletcher to the outside but the puck found it’s way to the slot for Nathan Iannone, who chopped it by the blocker side of Marcoux to restore the Wenatchee lead and make it a 3-2 game. The impressive BCHL debut for Ozar continued in the opening moments of the 3rd period and tied the game at the 3:26 mark of the final regulation frame. Tuck left the puck for Ozar to skate onto in the left circle as he broke past the defence and beat Park on the glove side for his second goal of the game and knotted the contest up at 3-3. The Smoke Eaters got their first lead of the game at the 12:44 mark of the 3rd period and it came courtesy of the power play. Levi Glasman centred a puck from the right face-off circle that Hayden Rowan caught a piece of and tipped the puck past Park for his 7th goal of the season and gave Trail a 4-3 lead. last_img read more