UPrep leads wire-to-wire, downs R-H

first_img Print This Post By Paul Gotham on December 29, 2016No Comment This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Follow on Facebook “Sometimes we let other teams dictate how we are going to play instead of playing our style,” Reaves stated. “Being a young team and me being a new coach just keeping the composure and attitude of the team is important.”UPrep’s Kassius Williams added nine points. Tamar Jackson and Elroy Clark scored seven apiece as the Griffins recovered from a 65-62 loss to Irondequoit on Wednesday.“Happy that we had another game today,” Reaves commented. “It eliminates the pain a little bit. Irondequoit is a well-coached, well-disciplined and talented team. Again, a good response on our end. Still a little sore about yesterday, but the season goes on. We learn from it.”Wednesday’s loss snapped a seven-game winning streak for the No. 20th-ranked team in the state.“We lost last night, but we didn’t point fingers. They said ‘individually we have to do better.’ It showed today. We still got work to do, but they don’t point fingers.” Jeenathan Williams (23) led all scorers with 20, and UPrep improved to 8-2 with a 59-51 victory over Rush-Henrietta.By PAUL GOTHAMROCHESTER, N.Y. — Jeenathan Williams netted six of his game-high 20 points in the first quarter as the UPrep Griffins scored first and never trailed en route to a 59-51 victory over the Rush-Henrietta Comets in the consolation match of the 2016 Rush-Henrietta Boys Basketball Christmas Tournament.Williams converted a rebound and putback then a steal and layup before ending the first quarter with a  runner in the lane to give UPrep an 11-5 lead after eight minutes.The junior guard pushed the advantage to 10 with an uptake and step through for a 15-5 UPrep lead in the second quarter.The Griffins eventually pushed the lead to 20 in the third quarter and took a 46-25 advantage into the fourth quarter.But UPrep, which committed just four turnovers in the first half while forcing 12 mishandles from Rush-Henrietta, turned the ball over seven times in the final eight minutes and watched their lead dwindle to single digits.“First half we showed some enthusiasm, played our defense,” first-year coach James Reaves said. “Second half we got too comfortable. That’s been our season. We’re a one-half team. We can’t put two together.”Kailee White sparked a 10-2 R-H run to start the final quarter with a three-pointer. The junior guard followed with a runner from just outside the lane. Eric Black took a Justen Polk feed another for two, and Shamire Broyld finished a traditional three-point play to cut the deficit to 13 at 48-35.White made it a single-digit game with another trey. Shakeem Turner connected from long range and trimmed the margin to seven at 58-51 with 23 seconds remaining. The Royal Comets, though, could not get any closer. Subscribe by Email Share on Facebookcenter_img Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published. UPrep leads wire-to-wire, downs R-H UPrep (8-2) plays reigning state champion Aquinas (5-1) next Thursday at Roberts Wesleyan College.White finished with 19 points for R-H. Broyld and Turner added eight apiece.Rush-Henrietta (3-4) will host Churchville-Chili next Wednesday.  Eric Black, Justen Polk, Rochester, Shamire Broyld UPrep leads wire-to-wire, downs R-H added by Paul Gotham on December 29, 2016View all posts by Paul Gotham →FacebookTwitter分享by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksSponsor ContentBig Data Courses | Search AdOnline Big Data Courses Might Be Better than You ThinkBig Data Courses | Search AdUndoCosmoWomensTop 30 Most Beautiful Women in the WorldCosmoWomensUndoLovely&HealthyTop 10 Most Dangerous Cruises In The World Lovely&HealthyUndoby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksMore from Pickin’ SplintersBaron keeps Bonaventure close to his heart – Pickin’ SplintersUndoTah-Jae Hill, Zion Morrison and the Starting Five – Pickin’ SplintersUndo”If you had a Mount Rushmore of MCC baseball, he’s on there.” Longtime assistant Jack Christensen passes away – Pickin’ SplintersUndo Add to Google+ Connect on Linked inlast_img read more

Consuming violent media linked to 13x surge in violent dreams

first_imgPinterest LinkedIn The violent and sexual media you consume during the day may infiltrate your dreams at night, new research suggests.People who reported consuming violent media within 90 minutes of bedtime were 13 times more likely to have a violent dream that night, the study found. Those viewing sexual media were six times more likely to have a sex-related dream.The study of more than 1,000 Turkish residents also found that the more violent media content they reported consuming on a regular basis, the more often they said they had violent dreams in general. Share Share on Facebookcenter_img Share on Twitter Email The same link was found between sexual media content and sexual dreams, although the connection wasn’t as strong.“The media we consume can have an impact on us even when we’re sleeping,” said Brad Bushman, co-author of the study and professor of communication and psychology at The Ohio State University.“We knew our violent and sexual media consumption had an impact on our waking lives. Now we have evidence of how it may influence our dreams.”The study is published online in the journal Dreaming. Bushman conducted the study with Jan Van den Bulck, a professor of communication studies at the University of Michigan; and Yakup Çetin of Fatih University and Ömer Terzi of Yildiz Technical University, both in Turkey.The study involved 1,287 people aged 10 to 60 who completed a survey about their media consumption and their dreams. About half the sample were students at schools in Istanbul. The remainder were adults recruited from social networking sites that discussed media.All participants were asked whether they had viewed any violent or sexual media content within 90 minutes of going to bed the night before the study, and whether they had any violent or sexual dreams that night.Slightly less than half of participants (45 percent) reported consuming violent media before bed that night, whereas slightly less than one-quarter reported exposure to sexual media content.Whether they had consumed violent or sexual media content was not associated with whether they dreamed that night, findings showed.But the fact that violent and sexual media use was related to a huge increase in related dreams showed the power media may have on our sleeping lives, Bushman said.“The magnitude of the increase in violent and sexual dreams linked to media consumption was surprising,” he said.The study also aimed to examine how overall media use was linked to dream content.Participants were asked the number of hours they spent consuming media (including TV, internet, DVDs, movies, video games and music) on any devices on weekdays and on weekends.Next, they were asked to rate whether the media they consumed contained violence and whether it contained sex on a scale of 1 (never) to 5 (always).They were then asked whether they dreamed and whether their dreams included violent content and sexual content. Again, they rated how often on a scale of 1 to 5.Overall, 67 percent of participants said they dreamed at least sometimes.More than 80 percent of participants said they were exposed to violent media content at least sometimes, whereas about half said they were exposed to sexual media content at least sometimes.About 80 percent of those surveyed said they had violent dreams sometimes, whereas slightly less than half said they had sexual dreams sometimes.The researchers found that overall media use was a significant predictor of more frequent dreaming, as was the frequency of exposure to violent media.So who had the most frequent violent dreams overall? Results showed that exposure to violent media was the stronger predictor, although people who reported more overall media exposure and more sexual media exposure also reported somewhat more violent dreams.As for sexual dreams, those who reported the most also tended to have consumed more sexual media. But the link between sexual media and sexual dreams wasn’t as strong as that between violent media and violent dreams.“Whether we looked at overall media use or media intake for just one day, the result was the same: The media we consume is linked to what we dream about,” Van den Bulck said.The results can’t reveal the direction of causality between dreams and media use, Bushman noted.“It is at least possible that people who have more violent or more sexual dreams are more likely to seek out that content during the day. Another possibility is that causality may go both ways, or that some other factor is related to both media consumption and dream content.“But I do believe that the most plausible explanation is that the media we consume influences our dreams,” Bushman said.Çetin said the results may be at least somewhat different for people in other countries, noting previous research has shown that media use and dream associations differ for people of varied cultural background.The results suggest one obvious recommendation for those who are troubled by their violent or sexual dreams, according to Bushman.“It would be good to avoid media with violent and sexual content, especially right before bed.”last_img read more

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Mar 29, 2019

first_imgChinese surveillance study finds multidrug-resistant E coli in foodA surveillance study by Chinese scientists has found multidrug-resistant Escherichia coli strains in food products carrying the MCR-1 and blaNDM-1 resistance genes, and mobile genetic elements similar to those found in human strains, according to a paper yesterday in Eurosurveillance.Among the 1,166 non-repeated cephalosporin-resistant E coli isolates recovered from 2,137 samples of pork, beef, chicken, and shrimp bought at markets in Shenzen, China, from 2015 through 2017, the scientists identified 390 and 42, respectively, that were resistant to colistin and meropenem, and 5 isolates that were resistant to both antibiotics.Among the 390 colistin-resistant E coli isolates, the rate of resistance to colistin rose from 26% in 2015 to 46% in 2017, while rates of meropenem resistance in the 42 meropenem-resistant isolates increased from 0.3% in 2015 to 17% in 2017.Further screening found that all of the colistin-resistant isolates carried the MCR-1 gene and 36 of the 42 meropenem-resistant isolates carried the blaNDM-1 gene, with six harboring the blaNDM-5 gene; the five isolates that were resistant to both colistin and meropenem were carrying both MCR-1 and blaNDM genes. Notably, the scientists identified plasmids—in particular the ca 46kb IncX3 plasmid—that have been commonly reported in colistin- and carbapenem-resistant clinical isolates but not in isolates from animals and food. Conjugation experiments revealed that the colistin and meropenem resistance phenotypes of the 5 MCR-1 and blaNDM-bearing strains were transferable to other E coli strains of food origin.The authors of the study say the isolation of E coli strains harboring blaNDM-1 and MCR-1 that structurally resemble clinical strains has not previously been reported, and warn that the rising prevalence of these strains could mean an increase in severe, multidrug-resistant foodborne infections.”The increasing prevalence of Enterobacteriaceae strains carrying bla NDM and mcr-1 in food products will lead to increased colonisation of the human gastrointestinal tract with these Enterobacteriaceae strains, a phenomenon that has been associated with the high prevalence of drug-resistant infections in clinical settings,” they write. “Further surveillance of bla NDM-1 and mcr-1 in other food products is warranted.” Mar 28 Eurosurveill study Study in Georgia finds poor long-term outcomes for XDR-TB treatmentA study today in Open Forum Infectious Diseases reports high mortality among patients with extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) in the former Soviet republic of Georgia, with most deaths occurring post-treatment.In the retrospective population-based cohort study, researchers from Emory University and Georgia’s National Center for Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases assessed end-of-treatment and long-term outcomes in patients with XDR-TB. They also evaluated risk factors for poor outcomes. Patients were treated by directly observed therapy in accordance with 2011 World Health Organization (WHO) treatment guidelines for drug-resistant TB; the drug regimen did not include the newer agents bedaquiline and delamanid, which are now recommended under current WHO guidelines.From 2011 through 2013, 111 patients initiated treatment for XDR-TB; end-of-treatment outcomes were available for 106. Of those patients, 35 (33%) had a favorable outcome from initial XDR-TB treatment and 71 (67%) had an unfavorable outcome, with 16 (15.1%) dying. After cessation of initial XDR-TB treatment, an additional 20 of 90 (22.2%) patients who were alive at the end of treatment died, increasing the overall mortality rate to 34% (36 of 106). In multivariable analysis, the main factor for post-treatment mortality was unfavorable initial end-of-treatment outcome (adjusted odds ratio, 14.41; 95% confidence interval, 1.78 to 117.3).”The results of our study highlight the need for better surveillance during and after treatment for highly drug resistant TB,” the authors of the study write. “After treatment cessation, public health resources should focus on continual monitoring of patients given a significant risk of mortality and relapse.”Mar 29 Open Forum Infect Dis abstract Darden commits to buying chicken raised without antibiotics Multi-brand restaurant operator Darden Restaurants yesterday announced it will phase out the routine use of medically important antibiotics in its chicken supply chain by 2023.The commitment to buying chicken raised without medically important antibiotics is part of a wider animal welfare policy that the company, whose brands include Olive Garden and The Capital Grille, is adopting. The policy aims to increase mobility, lower injury and mortality rates, and reduce stress and fear among the farm animals in its supply chain.In addition to responsible use of antibiotics, Darden has identified humane housing, avoidance of pain, slaughter practices, and farm animal transportation as priority areas for improvement.Darden operates more than 1,700 restaurants in North America.Mar 28 Darden Restaurants press releaselast_img read more

Prime Minister Minnis announces partial re-opening of certain businesses and…

first_img “Our plan is to gradually begin to re-open the economy based on the data collected by health officials and their professional advice,” said Prime Minister Minnis.“But the pace of the re-opening of the economy will also depend on the cooperation and discipline of the public in following the health guidelines.” Family Island hardware, lumber, plumbing and electrical stores that cater to construction will be allowed to open Monday to Friday 7am to 5pm. However, Family Island borders remain closed to international and to domestic air and marine transport from other islands. Oct 16, 2020 Oct 16, 2020 CMO says Saint Lucia at critical stage of COVID-19 outbreak Prime Minister Minnis also announced that individuals must travel with valid ID when out in public. He emphasized that the police would continue to enforce the curfew and anyone violating the Emergency Powers (COVID-19) Order could face a fine or stricter penalty. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Starting early this week, health officials will expand sampling using current RT-PCR capacity. Those targeted for testing will include contacts of confirmed cases, especially those with symptoms; healthcare personnel nearing the end of their quarantine period; nursing and homecare personnel; and individuals calling into the hotline reporting concerning symptoms, said the Prime Minister. This will be done utilizing physicians, nurses and medical technologists to go out into the community. Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis announced the partial re-opening of home and hardware stores, auto parts establishments and plant nurseries, and the resumption of construction in the Family Islands during a press conference to update the nation on the national response to COVID-19, on Sunday 19 April. Six Eastern Caribbean countries deemed safe for travel – CDC “Our main priority at all times must be to save and to protect lives,” said Prime Minister Minnis. Landscaping and property maintenance services will also be allowed to operate during the 24-hour curfew, Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. You may be interested in… The Government is trying to balance the essential and necessary health measures to fight COVID-19 with what can be done to carefully re-open some areas of the economy, said the Prime Minister. Oct 15, 2020 More deaths from COVID-19 recorded in CARICOM countries,… St. Lucia records more cases of COVID Oct 15, 2020 The Bahamas Government outlines new measures to curb COVID spread including curfewStory via CMC – The Bahamas government Wednesday announced a series of new measures aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in two islands, including a 24 hour weekend curfew, a doubling of the fines for breaching the protocols, even as it maintained that the international airport will…October 8, 2020In “General”PM announces ‘total lockdown’ of Bahamas after COVID spikePrime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis Monday night announced a “complete national lockdown” of every island in The Bahamas for at least the next two weeks after the country recorded a significant spike in the number of cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19). In a nationwide radio and television broadcast, Minnis said…August 4, 2020In “General”The Bahamas uniquely positioned to become jurisdiction of choice for Blockchain companies – PM MinnisPrime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis says Grand Bahama is the ideal location in The Bahamas to support the establishment and growth of a technology cluster of the blockchain, and other software companies that can jumpstart the technology industry in The Bahamas. In spite of the challenges that come…June 22, 2018In “Business”Share this on WhatsApplast_img read more