H1N1 FLU BREAKING NEWS: Summer camps; nurses’ mask complaint; Australia, Chile top 10K cases; first case in Tonga

first_imgAmerican Lung Association recommends closing affiliated summer campsThe American Lung Association (ALA) has asked about 50 summer camps with which it is affiliated with to close, after four children who attended one of the camps were diagnosed with H1N1 flu, the Associated Press (AP) reported yesterday. An ALA spokeswoman said she wasn’t sure how many ALA camps would follow the advice. Patients who have asthma and other chronic conditions are at greater risk for flu complications. In June the Muscular Dystrophy Association canceled its camps for similar reasons.California nurses detail complaint about masksThe California Nurses Association yesterday detailed the complaints of nurses at a Vallejo hospital about inadequate respiratory protection to care for patients with novel flu. They said the hospital had too few N95 masks, and the masks were not properly fitted. Also, they said they were asked to reuse masks repeatedly and to wear surgical masks over the N95s. A hospital official told the Associated Press that only one employee had confirmed H1N1 flu and that the masks could be safely reused.[Jul 14 California Nurses Association press release]Australia and Chile each exceed 10,000 H1N1 casesAustralia and Chile have both counted more than 10,000 H1N1 flu cases, according to reports today from Agence France-Presse (AFP) and Reuters. In Australia, which has had 22 deaths, patients’ average age is 19, and authorities are worried about a growing number of serious cases in young, otherwise healthy people, according to AFP. Chile has had 33 deaths, and its case count is the highest in South America, according to Reuters.Tonga reports first H1N1 casesThe South Pacific archipelago of Tonga has reported its first two cases of novel H1N1 flu, according to a report today from Radio Australia News. Blood tests conducted in Australia confirmed the illness in two women, one a resident and the other a visitor from Brisbane, Australia, the report said.[Radio Australia report]last_img read more

Klopp plans to keep attacking after Arsenal thriller

first_imgGiven it was such a dramatic evening, it was no surprise the always emotional Klopp lost his cool on the touchline.– ‘Fantastic game’ –Celebrating Liverpool’s third goal with abandon, Klopp angered Arsenal fans when he turned towards them and one threw a bottle in his direction.“I was happy, maybe aggressive happy. I apologised, but if the people apologised to me for everything they said it would be a long time. Nothing serious happened,” he said.Gunners boss Arsene Wenger was frustrated his side’s epic comeback didn’t produce a valuable victory in their battle to qualify for the Champions League via a top four finish.They remain a point behind fourth placed Liverpool but Wenger admitted it was a privilege to be part of the part of the Premier League’s game of the season.“To be completely honest it could have been game over at half-time. We had a nightmare first half and could have been punished more,” he said.“I must give credit to the players because even at 2-0 we didn’t show any weakness and kept coming back.“I’m frustrated we couldn’t hold on but it was a fantastic game with quality going forward on both sides.”Taking a swipe at more defensive managers like old rival Jose Mourinho at Manchester United, Wenger added: “I don’t know what you mean about parking the bus. It has nothing to do with football.“We defended well but they have quality everywhere going forward.”Wenger also revealed Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere is close to signing a new contract, capping an unexpected return to the line-up following a loan spell at Bournemouth last season that seemed to spell the end of his time in north London.“It might be sorted in a few weeks. We’ll see. Basically we want to keep these players,” Wenger said.Share on: WhatsApp London, United Kingdom | AFP | Jurgen Klopp insisted he won’t ditch his go-for-broke game plan after Liverpool blew a two-goal lead in their thrilling 3-3 draw at Arsenal.Klopp’s side were on course for an early Christmas present at the Emirates Stadium on Friday after goals from Philippe Coutinho and Mohamed Salah put the visitors in control.But Liverpool suffered a costly meltdown as Arsenal scored three times in five minutes in the second half through Alexis Sanchez, Granit Xhaka and Mesut Ozil.The Reds still escaped with a point thanks to Roberto Firmino’s equaliser, but it was a missed opportunity to cement their place in the Premier League’s top four.It was not the first time Klopp has overseen a Liverpool performance high on attacking quality but low on defensive solidity.After Liverpool midfielder James Milner said his team need to be more boring, Klopp demurred when asked if he would be willing to use more conservative tactics in future.“Controlling the game is what he means, but that was not the situation,” Klopp said.“Just about everyone was around the box when they scored but we didn’t react well and they scored.“It’s nothing about controlling the game. I thought we did control the game but we opened the door and Arsenal are a real threat.“They have this quality. That’s why you have to avoid this situation,” he said.“We can’t talk too much about defence because we should have scored four. Coming here and creating these type of chances is not easy.“It’s difficult to explain but good to learn from because the players need to react differently“We opened the door in those five minutes. We need to be angry.”last_img read more

Volunteers Wanted to Help Reduce, Reuse and Recycle

first_imgFacebook15Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Thurston County The Master Recycler class educates attendees on how to reduce, reuse, and recycle to benefit their community and the earth.Are you looking to do good by being more green? Ever wondered how you could do more to help the planet by helping out in your own little corner of the community? If you have passion for reducing, re-using, recycling or composting, then we want you to join the Thurston County Master Recycler Composter volunteer program!The WSU Thurston County Extension and the county’s Solid Waste Division are recruiting for this year’s Master Recycler Composter (MRC) class. MRC volunteers learn how to reduce waste and increase public awareness of opportunities to prevent waste, recycle, and compost in Thurston County. Volunteers will also be trained to promote the “Waste Less Food” campaign, which will help them share valuable tips to not only save time and money, but keep precious resources from going to waste. Participants will receive background and hands-on training from local educators and experts. Class topics include waste prevention, recycling processes and markets, home composting, worm composting, how to be a green consumer, and much more.The Fall 2015 MRC training classes will be held each Thursday evening in October from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. starting October 1 and running through October 29. The classes will be held in various training rooms around Lacey-Olympia-Tumwater area. The training also includes Saturday morning field trips on October 10 and October 17.MRC course graduates agree to give a minimum of 25 hours of yearly service as they put their new skills to use. They will work with local organizations, community members, neighborhoods, schools, workplaces, or at special events encouraging waste prevention, recycling and composting. MRCs can design their own projects or work on existing ones. On-going continuing education opportunities will be provided.Online applications are available online now. Applications are due by September 15 at 5:00 p.m., but hurry, space is limited and preference will be given to applicants who live or work within Thurston County. A $25 course fee will be collected at the first class to help cover the costs of training materials and field trips.For more information about the Master Recycler Composter program, contact Cori Carlton at CarltoC@co.thurston.wa.us or call (360) 867-2162.last_img read more