Vermont Public Television covered the visit by First Lady Michelle Obama to the Vermont National Guard on Thursday afternoon, June 30, and has posted video of it on http://www.vpt.org/(link is external).The 24-minute video includes a welcome from Major General Michael Dubie, who introduced Marcelle Leahy. Mrs. Leahy introduced the First Lady, who thanked the service members and their families gathered at the Aviation Support Facility in South Burlington. She praised the work of Guard members at home and overseas.At the event, she also talked about the Joining Forces initiative to support military families and veterans that she and Jill Biden lead. She highlighted efforts of Vermonters to support the troops and their families, including the work of people in Hyde Park, to help a wounded veteran. She encouraged others to volunteer, saying, ‘No one can do everything, but everyone can do something.’
Photo by Joe FoleyROAD CYCLINGAthens Twilight Criteriumathens, georgiaAPRIL 26-27, 2013Founded in 1980, the Athens Twilight was the first nighttime cycling race in the U.S. in more than 60 years. The race saw 40 riders that first year. It’s now the premier crit in the country, with eight separate race classes and 150 fast sprint cyclists. The course is a simple 1K rectangle through downtown Athens, lined with 30,000 fans cheering, drinking, and even heckling. Spectators are really close to the action. Cyclists are going 35 mph, right in front of you, and you get a sense for just how fast that is. It’s the fastest race they’ll ride all year. It’s also a rough and tumble sport. You’ve got 100 bike riders, inches apart, pushing each other. It’s like a NASCAR event. athenstwilight.comWintergreen Ascentroseland, virginiaAPRIL, 2013This classic hill climb begins at Devils Backbone Brewing Company and follows Hwy 664 as it ascends Wintergreen Mountain. There is no down. Only up. Here’s a number’s breakdown of this short, but tough race.6.75 miles—Distance up the mountain30 seconds—Intervals that riders are sent up the mountain in classic time-trial fashion. Pedal your heart out to catch the rider in front of you and stay ahead of the rider behind you.7.4 percent—Average grade incline from start to finish15 percent—Max grade during the course2,626 feet—Total elevation you’ll gainvacycling.orgAssault On Mount Mitchellspartanburg, south carolinaMAY 20, 2013The Assault may not be the toughest road race in the South, but it’s easily the most iconic. Is there any challenge more primal than trying to ride up the biggest mountain around? From 100 miles away? 750 riders accept this challenge every year, pedaling 102 miles from Spartanburg, S.C. to the top of Mount Mitchell, a route that takes in 10,350 feet of elevation gain. The first 75 miles are rolling, but the last 25 miles are packed with the most brutal climbs. freewheelers.infoJeremiah Bishop’s Alpine Loop Gran Fondoharrisonburg, virginiaSEPTEMBER 29, 2013It’s billed as the toughest gran fondo in America, 104 miles of Virginia and West Virginia back roads with 11,000 feet of climbing and two gravel roads. “I’ve been training on the route for almost a decade. It’s a ball buster, for sure. It’s one of the hardest training rides I’ll do,” says founder Jeremiah Bishop. “It’ll find the limit of most people, but still allow them to enjoy a beer afterwards. Start in the city of Harrisonburg, then ride through the agricultural bread basket of Virginia and into the national forest in West Virginia. Sheep cling to the sides of the mountains, there are open meadows on peaks…it’s like riding in Switzerland. “It harkens back to an era when people who rode road bikes weren’t soft men who shaved their legs and rode $10,000 bikes,” continues Bishop. “Road cycling used to be hard core. This gets back to the soul of the ride.” alpineloopgranfondo.comSix Gap Centuryhelen, georgiaSEPTEMBER 29, 2013Some say it’s the toughest century in the South. Show up and you’ll pedal the steepest mountain gaps in Georgia, following the same route that pros battled on during the Tour de Georgia. In the middle of the ride, there’s a time-trial race up Hogpen Gap, the toughest climb on the route. The winner is proclaimed King of the Mountain. “Everyone’s mellow at the beginning, but then you have this independent race up the gap where everyone has a chip and digs deep because your time is compared to everyone else’s,”says Brian Toone, last year’s king. “You’re spent at the end of the KOM challenge, but you’ve got half the century left to ride.” cyclenorthgeorgia.comBest of the RestRoanoke Twilight CriteriumRoanoke, VirginaApril, 2013 • roanoketwilight.com3 State 3 Mountain ChallengeChattanooga, TennesseeMay 4, 2013 • chattbike.comBlack and Blue Double CenturyBoone, North CarolinaJune 8, 2013 • blackandbluerelay.comBlood, Sweat, and GearsBoone, North CarolinaJune, 2013 • bloodsweatandgears.orgTour of Page CountyLuray, VirginaApril 26-28, 2013 • pagevalleycycling.comBike Virginia TourBuena Vista, VirginiaJune 21-26, 2013 • bikevirginia.orgHot Dogget 100Mars Hill, North CarolinaJuly 13, 2013 • hotdoggett100.org24 Hours of BootyCharlotte, North CarolinaJuly 26-27, 2013 • 24hoursofbooty.orgTour de Burg (road days)Harrisonburg, VirginiaJuly, 2013 • svbcoalition.orgBlue Ridge BreakawayWaynesville, North CarolinaAugust 17, 2013 • blueridgebreakaway.comShenandoah Valley CenturyHarrisonburg, VirginiaSeptember, 2013 • svbcoalition.orgTown Mountain Hill ClimbAsheville, North CarolinaSeptember, 2013 • ashevillewomenscycling.comGeorge Hincapie Gran FondoGreenville, South CarolinaOctober, 2013 • granfondohincapie.comFinal Fifty RideGreenville, South CarolinaDecember 29, 2013 • greenvillespinners.orgFor more great Race Ahead information check out these sections:SnowsportsTrail RunningRoad RunningMountain BikingRoad CyclingClimbingPaddlingHikingMultisportSuperlatives
Mar 27, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – Researchers who looked for mild or asymptomatic human cases of H5N1 avian influenza following an outbreak in Cambodia last year didn’t find any, challenging the view that human cases have gone undetected, according to findings presented last week.The research described Mar 20 at the International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases in Atlanta implies that surveillance for human cases might be more effective than some experts assumed, according to a story by the Canadian Press (CP). However, the findings also imply that the case-fatality rate for avian flu is higher than some experts thought.Dr. Philippe Buchy and his colleagues at the Institut Pasteur in Phnom Penh last spring tested blood samples from 351 residents of a Cambodian village where poultry and one person had died of avian flu, the CP reported. No signs of antibodies to H5N1 were found in the samples, indicating the residents had not suffered even mild cases of avian flu.Some of the people tested had “significant” exposure to poultry or infected people, the story said. For example, a doctor who inserted a tube down an H5N1 patient’s windpipe without wearing any protective gear did not show any antibodies indicating infection. The same was true for other healthcare workers, including two veterinarians who had autopsied H5N1-infected birds. The healthcare workers did not know at the time they were dealing with avian flu cases.”We didn’t find any cases of H5N1, so nobody seems to have been asymptomatic or with mild symptoms during this outbreak in Cambodia,” Buchy told the CP.On the bright side, Buchy was quoted as saying the data indicate the virus still finds it difficult to jump from poultry to humans.Dr. Nancy Cox, head of the influenza branch at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, concurred with Buchy, but added: “On the other side of the coin, it means that the case-fatality rate is still very high. And that is a negative thing.”Experts have suggested that the current case fatality rate for avian flu, about 56%, could be inaccurate because milder or asymptomatic cases have not been identified.”The work in Cambodia is extremely important because it shows that we really aren’t missing that much,” Cox told the CP. However, she added that it is important to conduct research on a larger scale to determine whether mild or asymptomatic cases are occurring, and said such studies are planned.
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Comment Coral BarrySunday 31 May 2020 12:46 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.9kShares Advertisement Advertisement Hector Bellerin will only sign new Arsenal deal if Mikel Arteta delivers on improvement Bellerin has been at Arsenal since he was 16 (Picture: Getty)Hector Bellerin remains committed to Arsenal, but will reportedly only sign a new long-term deal if he sees sustained improvement in performances.Mikel Arteta has been tasked with rejuvenating Arsenal and Bellerin is considered a vital figure in the squad as one of the longest serving players at the club.Bellerin has repeatedly been linked with moves away from Arsenal with Serie A duo Inter Milan and Juventus the latest clubs to be eyeing up a move for the right-back.ESPN claim Bellerin is not thinking about a move at the moment and has three years left on his deal.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTBellerin is completely onboard with Arteta’s vision for the future, but wants to see the targeted improvement on the pitch and in results.Arsenal are ninth in the Premier League table ahead of the restart of the 2019/20 season and appear set to miss out on Champions League football again.Bellerin penned a six-and-a-half year deal in 2016, but he will only agree to sign another long-term contract if Arteta delivers on his promises. Bellerin has three years left on his deal (Picture: Getty)The first-team squad will get a 12.5 per cent pay cut if they fail to qualify for the Champions League.As Arsenal’s Professional Footballers’ Association representative, Bellerin played a key role in convincing the squad to take a wage deduction amid the coronavirus pandemic.Bellerin is Arsenal’s second longest serving player having joined the Gunners youth academy as a 16-year-old in 2011. Arsenal players are gearing up for a return to action on 17 June when they will take on Manchester City.MORE: The astonishing total cost of David Luiz’s transfer from Chelsea to Arsenal revealedMORE: Dennis Bergkamp let’s Mikel Arteta know where he has been going wrong at ArsenalFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page.
Advertisement ‘I saw the Arsenal game against Leicester, they have a proper line-up, they want to win the competition. ‘We want to win the competition so you have to come through all the rounds. The next one is a tough one.’On the win over Lincoln, Klopp added: ‘There was a lot of good football to be honest. We made changes and we made a mistake, that’s good for them.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘Everyone can take something from this game, Lincoln can take something from it as they stuck with the game. ‘I liked a lot of things I saw tonight, the goals were really night, the attitude was brilliant. All three centre-halves are still fit so that’s really cool.’It was a good night for local lad Jones, and he was pleased to take his opportunity with both hands. Metro Sport ReporterThursday 24 Sep 2020 10:06 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.1kShares Jones was in good form (Picture: AMA/Getty)‘We started well,’ Jones, who was named man of the match, said. ‘Fair play to Lincoln, they turned up and gave us a good game. But we were the better team on the night.‘I’ve always said whenever I’m called upon I’ll always give 100%. I show that in every game I play. ‘I’m waiting for my turn and any time I’m called upon I’ll show up 100%.’Who will reach the Carabao Cup quarter-finals?Liverpool0%Arsenal0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Comment Liverpool advanced to the fourth round (Picture: Getty)Liverpool eased into the fourth round of the Carabao Cup as Jurgen Klopp’s men thrashed Lincoln City 7-2.Xherdan Shaqiri, Takumi Minamino, Curtis Jones, Marko Grujic and Divock Origi were all on the scoresheet for Liverpool, with Jorge Tayo Edun and Lewis Montsma scoring consolation goals for the League One side.The Reds’ reward is a clash with Arsenal, with Mikel Arteta’s side set to travel to Anfield for a mouthwatering round four tie. Liverpool and Arsenal will meet in the Premier League on Monday night before their next Carabao Cup contest and Klopp is delighted that his side are at home for both fixtures!AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘Thank God we have two home games,’ he laughed with Sky Sports after the match. ‘Sorry, Mikel. You have to come to Liverpool twice, It’s not so bad. ‘It will be tough. I’m not sure which cup competition we played Arsenal last year but that was a real rollercoaster as well. 5-5, a penalty shootout. Carabao Cup round four draw Liverpool v ArsenalBurnley v Manchester CityBrentford v FulhamEverton v West HamAston Villa v Stoke CityLeyton Orient/Tottenham v ChelseaNewport County v Newcastle UnitedBrighton v Manchester United Jurgen Klopp reacts to Liverpool setting up Arsenal clash after Lincoln thrashing Advertisement
BLOG: Highlights from the 100th Pennsylvania Farm Show 100th Farm Show, The Blog, Videos Exhibitors and visitors from all corners of the Mid-Atlantic arrived to Pennsylvania’s capital city in early January to experience the largest indoor agricultural event in the United States, the Pennsylvania Farm Show, for its centennial celebration. And what a celebration it was!More than 10,000 competitive exhibits and nearly 300 commercial exhibitors were on display within the 24 acres spread throughout the complex’s 11 halls and three arenas.With the unusual warm January weather, the family-oriented atmosphere and low prices continued to bring in spectators all week, with more than 62,197 vehicles parked from Saturday through Friday.The Butter SculptureThe show kicked off with the traditional unveiling of the more than 1,000-pound butter sculpture crafted by Jim Victor of Conshohocken, Montgomery County. To honor the 100th show, the sculpture was based on the show’s theme of “Our Commonwealth’s Blue Ribbon Experience,” portraying everything from an FFA member showing her cow to a quilt and spinning wheel.Centennial MilkshakeBesides the normal vanilla and chocolate flavors, the 2016 event marked the debut of a new flavor of Farm Show milkshake – strawberries and cream. It was revealed at the opening of the Food Court on January 8, kicking off the start of the 2016 show.Celebrating The Farm Show LegacyFor the celebration of the 100th Pennsylvania Farm Show, exhibitors and visitors had the chance to buy the book “Hold Your Horses! The Pennsylvania Farm Show at 100,” which commemorates the history of the show throughout the past century.Written by long-time Farm Show reporter Mary Klaus, the book contains hundreds of stories from participants throughout the years, a background of the nation’s largest indoor agricultural exposition, and a profile of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties and their county fairs.Food Fun FactsVendors at the Food Court kept busy providing visitors with Farm Show favorites.The following products were sold or consumed:The Pennsylvania’s Cattlemen’s Association Booth whipped up more than 2,250 burgers and used more than 3,220 pounds of prime rib and more than 4,640 pounds of beef for cheesesteaks.The Pennsylvania Livestock Association sold more than 10,000 roast beef sandwiches, 3,000 meatball subs, 10,000 barbeque pork sandwiches, 4,000 hot sausages, 5,000 Italian sausages, 4,200 goat tacos, 2,000 servings of lamb stew and 850 servings of steak salad.PennAg Industries Association sold more than 12,600 pounds of pulled pork, 14,000 hot dogs, 7,000 pieces of chocolate covered bacon, 5,000 fish nachos, and 105 gallons PennAg Farm Show BBQ Sauce.Pennsylvania Maple Syrup Producers sold more than 6,500 bags of maple cotton candy, 500 gallons of maple syrup and 250 gallons of Mapleade.The Pennsylvania State Horticulture Association sold more than 6,000 apple dumplings, 7,500 quarts of apple cider, and 25 bushels of apples.The Pennsylvania Mushroom Grower’s Cooperative sold more than 12,400 pounds of mushrooms.Pennsylvania Vegetable Growers sold 7,000 servings of batter-dipped vegetables, 6,000 blooming onions, 3,000 funnel cakes, 5,255 bowls of soup, 1,600 bowls of salad, 1,500 pickles, 850 pieces of pie, 700 vegetable wraps, 7,300 strawberry surprises and 2,475 raspberry lemonades.The Pennsylvania Dairymen’s Association used more than 19,000 gallons of milkshake mix, 75 pounds of American cheese and 260 loaves of bread for grilled cheese sandwiches, 450 gallons of ice cream and 4.1 tons of mozzarella cheese.The Pennsylvania Beekeepers Association sold more than 1,400 gallons of honey ice cream and used more than 700 pounds of waffle mix.The Pennsylvania Farm Show is the nation’s largest indoor agricultural event, featuring 6,000 animals, 10,000 competitive exhibits, and 300 commercial exhibitors.According to a report issued by the Hershey Harrisburg Regional Visitors Bureau, the 2015 show had an estimated economic impact of $95 million to the south-central Pennsylvania region, supporting more than 18,000 jobs over the course of the week-long event.I thank everyone who visited, as well as those everyone who helped with planning and execution of the 2016 show. Your time, efforts and dedication were truly appreciated. Please accept my sincerest gratitude for all you did to help us execute a successful 100th Pennsylvania Farm Show!Discussions have already begun for the 2017 show — and we hope to see you then! Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf SHARE Email Facebook Twitter By: Russell C. Redding, Secretary of Agriculture January 29, 2016
The home at 196 Hornibrook Esp, Woody Point. Picture: SuppliedWHEN the Gallagher family moved from Perth and snapped up a vacant block on the Hornibrook Esplanade in Woody Point, they knew they had to build a home worthy of the seaside location. Russell Gallagher said he wanted a home that offered dual living while taking in the ocean views.“We took a standard design that the builder had and really worked it over and modified it to our requirements,” he said. “We wanted a big deck at the front, open-plan living and high ceilings.” The kitchen is part of the open-plan living and entertaining space. Picture: Supplied.Set across two levels, and sitting on a 397sq m block, the home at 196 Hornibrook Esp has a self-contained area downstairs with two bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen, laundry space and open-plan living and dining area. More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019There is also an alfresco space, deck and garden shed.Upstairs, the open-plan living and dining room features cathedral ceilings, timber floors and bi-fold doors opening to the deck. The living area includes a study nook. Picture: Supplied. “We have skydivers there and people picnicking. The other weekend there were jet ski races demonstrations and races. “On balmy evenings the breeze comes across from the east and we can open the shutters (on the deck) to let the breeze through.“Most nights we’re out there on the deck and we can watch the sunset across the Hornibrook Bridge.” The open-plan living, dining and kitchen space flows out to the deck. Picture: Supplied.The kitchen has a servery, stainless steel appliances and pendent lighting. The master bedroom includes a walk-in wardrobe and ensuite and there is also a powder room and fourth bedroom with built-in wardrobe on this level. Mr Gallagher said his favourite part of the home was the open-plan living space and deck. “The deck overlooks Bells Beach, which is always buzzing,” he said.
Euro 2020 play-off ties featuring Watford defender Craig Cathcart’s Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland and Scotland have been indefinitely postponed. Promoted Content5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes8 Fascinating Facts About CoffeeBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way10 Of The Best Places Around The World To Go StargazingA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?Big Actors Who Started Off With A Part In A Soap Opera The semi-final and final ties, originally due to be played last month, had been pushed back until June due to the devastating impact of the coronavirus pandemic on Europe. However, with the situation still worsening in many parts of the continent the decision has been taken to delay the matches indefinitely. The play-offs will determine the final four participants at Euro 2020, which will now not start until June 11, 2021. Northern Ireland are due to face Bosnia-Herzegovina, the Republic are up against Slovakia while Scotland will take on Israel. UEFA also announced following a video conference with its national member associations that Women’s Euro qualifiers and other international friendlies scheduled for June had also been postponed, leaving the path clear for 2019-20 domestic league matches to be played if conditions allow by then. All UEFA competitions, including the Champions League and Europa League, are indefinitely postponed but that comes as no surprise with the finals of both competitions called off with no new dates yet allocated. It is understood the national associations were presented with a variety of options for the resumption of domestic league action by a fixtures working group during the call, but no decision was made because it remains very difficult to predict how long the disruption will last. In the event that the resumption of domestic football is severely delayed, it is thought it would take precedence over European competition. The UEFA executive committee has also decided to suspend certain aspects of club licensing provisions due to the “increasing uncertainty generated by the ongoing extraordinary events”. These include the requirement to provide the preparation and assessment of clubs’ future financial information. Read Also:UEFA to meet to debate options for ravaged football fixture calendar The UEFA statement read: “The executive committee reiterated its full commitment to club licensing and financial fair play and agreed that the current exceptional circumstances necessitate some specific interventions to facilitate the work of member associations and clubs.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading…
The ex-Barcelona goalkeeper has only made two appearances since joining the Red Devils in January after recovering from knee surgery. Valdes has had a strained relationship with United manager Louis van Gaal and was not given a squad number for the 2015-16 campaign. Victor Valdes’ difficult spell at Manchester United is set to end in January, according to his agent. When asked about Valdes’ future, his agent Gines Carvajal said to Radio Marca: “He’ll have a chance (to play) in January, wherever he goes. “He needs to go to a place he feels is right for him.” Carvajal does not envision the 33-year-old Spaniard returning to his home country to play. “He won’t be coming to Spain, unless he decides otherwise,” he said. Valdes, a Euro 2012 winner with Spain, becomes a free agent next summer. He is a reported target of Newcastle United, who are looking to strengthen their backline after losing their first-choice goalkeeper Tim Krul to a serious knee injury at the weekend. The Holland international ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament during his national team’s 2-1 win against Kazakhstan in Saturday’s Euro 2016 qualifier and has been ruled out for the rest of the season. Valdes has also been linked with Chelsea and Liverpool in recent months. Press Association