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Los datos del panel muestran aumentos semanales de casos en todo el estado, múltiples condados con altos porcentajes positivos

first_imgLos datos del panel muestran aumentos semanales de casos en todo el estado, múltiples condados con altos porcentajes positivos July 17, 2020 SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img Español,  Press Release,  Public Health El Gobernador Tom Wolf dio a conocer una actualización de la situación semanal que detalla las medidas de mitigación del estado basados en el Panel de control del sistema de monitoreo de advertencia temprana de COVID-19 que compara el período de siete días del 10 de julio al 16 de julio con los siete días anteriores, del 3 de julio al 9 de julio.El panel está diseñado para proporcionar signos tempranos de advertencia sobre los factores que afectan los esfuerzos de mitigación del estado. La información disponible en el panel incluye las diferencias de casos semana a semana, las tasas de incidencia, el porcentaje de pruebas positivas y las tasas de hospitalizaciones, el uso de respiradores y las visitas a las salas de emergencias vinculadas a la COVID-19.“Al observar tanto la situación estatal como la situación individual de cada condado, y la preocupación que provoca ver los aumentos de los casos y del porcentaje de positividad por sobre el 5% en varios condados, el miércoles tomamos medidas para detener los aumentos antes de que se vuelvan cruciales mediante la implementación de nuevas medidas de mitigación”, dijo el Gobernador Wolf. “Seguimos viendo el aumento de casos y una cosa que sabemos con seguridad es que debemos continuar con el uso de máscaras y con el distanciamiento social.“El comportamiento arriesgado, como salir sin máscara y reunirse en un bar o en un entorno lleno de personas que no practican el distanciamiento social continúa aumentando el número de casos. Necesitamos volver a comprometernos con estas simples medidas para detener la propagación y volver a gozar de más libertades”.A partir del jueves 16 de julio, el estado ha visto un aumento de siete días que suman 5,579 casos, el aumento de los siete días anteriores fue de 4,914. Esta situación alerta que los casos continúan en aumento en medio de un lapso de tiempo tras las medidas de mitigación requeridas.Si bien el porcentaje de positividad en todo el estado es de 4.4%, los condados con un porcentaje de positividad preocupante incluyen Beaver (8.2%), Allegheny (7.5%), Washington (6.2%), Indiana (6.1%), Lawrence (6.1%), York (6.1 %), Lebanon (6.0%), Philadelphia (5.5%), Dauphin (5.1%) y Westmoreland (5.0%). Cada uno de estos condados está siendo observado a medida que el estado continúa la supervisión de toda la información disponible.En el día de la fecha, el Departamento de Salud actualizó sus recomendaciones sobre los viajes, anunciadas originalmente el 2 de julio, para eliminar a Delaware de la lista de los estados sobre los cuales se recomienda a los viajeros nacionales que realicen una cuarentena de 14 días al regresar a Pennsylvania.El Gobernador Wolf continúa priorizando la salud y la seguridad de los residentes de Pennsylvania durante la pandemia de COVID-19. Los habitantes de Pennsylvania deben continuar tomando medidas para prevenir la propagación de la COVID-19, independientemente de la situación de su condado. Esto incluye usar una máscara o cubierta facial cada vez que estén en público. Se ha demostrado que la COVID-19 se propaga fácilmente en el aire y los portadores contagiosos pueden ser asintomáticos.View this information in English.last_img read more

Friday people roundup [updated]

first_imgLazard Asset Management – Léopold Arminjon has joined as a portfolio manager and analyst, responsible for running a European long/short equity strategy Lazard aims to launch later this year. Arminjon will be based in London and joins from Henderson Global Investors. Prior to this, Arminjon worked for Gartmore in its Continental European equities team.Capital Cranfield Trustees – Nicki Mortimer has been appointed client director for the UK independent trustee company. Mortimer joins from pharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca, where she was responsible for global pension and benefits provision. Prior to this, she worked at Balfour Beatty, an engineering firm. Mortimer also brings consulting experience from Mercer and is a fellow on UK pension consulting body the Pensions Management Institute. RobecoSAM, ABN AMRO Private Banking, UK Parliament, London Pension Fund Authority, Lazard Asset Management, Henderson Global Investors, Capital CranfieldRobecoSAM – Bas Knol has started as active ownership specialist at Robeco Sustainable Asset Management. In his new job, he has been tasked with engagement, focusing on sustainable investments, voting and reporting. Knol came from ABN AMRO Private Banking, where he has been interim sustainability manager of investments since August 2014. Previously, Knol worked seven years as communications manager at Aegon Global Pensions and has also acted as project manager for Aegon Group’s Retirement Readiness Survey.UK Work and Pensions Select Committee – Frank Field has been elected chair of the UK parliamentary committee charged with scrutinising pensions policy, replacing Dame Anne Begg. Field, Labour MP for Birkenhead since 1979, was a minister in former prime minister Tony Blair’s government in 1997, before resigning a year later over a lack of support for proposals to enforce mandatory pension savings. Field’s campaigns on pension reform included support for a PPF-style system before its introduction, and state pension reform.London Pension Fund Authority (LPFA) – William Bourne will chair the LPFA’s Local Pension Board, set up to help the scheme comply with new regulations and governance requirements for local government pension schemes (LGPS). Joining Bourne on the Board will be Charles Angus, Frank Smith and Sean Brosnan from the LPFA, and Omolayo Sokoya, Peter Scales and Simon Steptoe from the scheme’s membership. Bernadette Jansen and Jamie Ratcliffe are substitute members for the LPFA and membership, respectively.last_img read more

NegOcc beach house turns into COVID quarantine facility

first_imgA privately-owned beach resort in Hinoba-an, Negros Occidental will be serving as temporary shelter for its returning residents while the municipal government there is refurbishing its evacuation center. The beach house can accommodate up to 12 persons, has an isolated area and a nice atmosphere aside from being far from communities. COUNCILOR JASON TUPAS “We are increasing our own quarantine capacity. In case there will be congestion at the Provincial Healing Center and at the Mambukal Resort, the province might reach out to us to accommodate our constituents. We are just preparing,” Tupas added. The municipal government is also putting up isolation tents with up to 20 cubicles. Once refurbished, the evacuation center can accommodate a maximum of 50 persons. BACOLOD City – A privately-owned beach house in Hinoba-an, Negros Occidental has been converted into a coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patient care center.Councilor Jason Tupas, chairman of the committee on health and liaison of the local inter-agency task force, said recently the place will be serving as temporary shelter for returning residents while the municipal government there is refurbishing its evacuation center. center_img This province’s health protocol requires returning Negrenses to undergo a 14-day mandatory quarantine at the Provincial Healing Center in EB Magalona town or at the Mambukal Resort in Murcia town.They cannot go to their respective homes unless cleared by the provincial government.As of May 7, 47 persons were being monitored in Hinoba-an but no suspect or positive cases for COVID-19 were found, data provided by the Provincial Health Office said.(With a report from PNA/PN) Hinoba-an is the southernmost town of this province.According to Tupas, the beach house can accommodate up to 12 persons, has an isolated area and a nice atmosphere aside from being far from communities.“The beach quarantine will be subjected to proper coordination with the provincial government. All returning residents of Hinoba-an must first go through the repatriation process of the provincial government,” he said.last_img read more

INDOT launches mobile app

first_img“INDOT is excited to be able to offer this tool for motorists, especially as we approach one of the busiest weeks for travel of the year,” Indiana Department of Transportation Commissioner Joe McGuinness said. “The new app is one more example of INDOT’s commitment to providing great customer service and the features can help travelers plan ahead, avoid delays, and have a safe trip to their holiday destinations.”The INDOT mobile app also makes it easy to report roadway hazards, repair needs, and other concerns. Customers can also opt-in to receive email alerts on current and future INDOT construction projects and maintenance activities right from the app.INDOT’s mobile app reports information for interstates, U.S. routes and state highways in Indiana. It does not include information on county roads or city streets.The primary responsibility of every driver is the safe operation of his or her vehicle. Indiana law prohibits individuals from using a handheld electronic communication device to write, send or read a text message while driving. Drivers under the age of 21 are prohibited from using any electronic communication device while driving.When in a vehicle, mobile communication devices should only be used by a passenger; or as a driver, when your vehicle is at a complete stop, at a safe location, out of the roadway. Don’t text and drive or use this app while driving.Stay InformedMotorists can learn about highway work zones and other traffic alerts at indot.carsprogram.org, 1-800-261-ROAD (7623) or 511 from a mobile phone. The INDOT mobile app offers statewide, real-time traffic information. Features include:A zoomable, scrollable map-based displayCurrent traffic speedsTravel advisoriesWinter weather road conditionsCustomizable alerts for road closures, construction/maintenance, accidentsTraffic camera images from metro areas (Indianapolis, Northwest Indiana, Louisville-Southern Indiana) Indianapolis, In. — INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Department of Transportation today announced the agency’s new mobile app is available for free download for iPhone or iPad users here and for Android users here.last_img read more

De Ridder ends Saints stay

first_imgSouthampton have cancelled winger Steve de Ridder’s contract by mutual consent. Signed from De Graafschap in 2011, the winger played an important role as Saints secured automatic promotion from the Championship. However, De Ridder found opportunities limited upon the club’s return to the top flight and spent time on loan with Bolton last season. Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino recently announced he was looking to move the 26-year-old Belgian on and the club has confirmed his departure. A statement on the club’s official website said: “The club thanks Steve for his services over the last two seasons, and wishes him well with his future career.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Mount to be added to World mix

first_imgOwner Barry Connell has confirmed Mount Benbulben will be supplemented for the Ladbrokes World Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival. Although the Gordon Elliott-trained nine-year-old is a Grade One winner over fences, jumping problems have prevented him from realising his full potential. He made a number of mistakes on his way to finishing fourth in the King George VI Chase at Kempton on Boxing Day and was far from foot perfect when runner-up behind On His Own in last weekend’s Bobbyjo Chase at Fairyhouse. Press Associationcenter_img While he has a clear preference for going right-handed, Mount Benbulben’s owner is hoping that will be less of a problem over the smaller obstacles and plans to add him to the World Hurdle field next week at a cost of £13,750. Connell said: “There is nothing much for him between the Fairyhouse race and the Punchestown Festival, so we thought we’d give the World Hurdle a go. “Big Buck’s is there and if Annie Power runs they are the big two, but we’d like to think Mount Benbulben could run into a place. “His jumping has been letting him down over fences. He made several mistakes at Fairyhouse the other day, which probably cost him, and I think he would have been a good third in the King George if his jumping had been better. “It’s frustrating, as when he puts it all together he’s a very talented horse. “I don’t think there is any harm in running him back over hurdles at Cheltenham and if he were to run well, it would open up other avenues for him. “He could go back over fences at Punchestown. “The Punchestown Gold Cup is an obvious target for him.” last_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_imgUpdate on the latest sports — The Golden Knights rallied to beat the Blackhawks, 4-3 and become the first team to advance to the next round. Alex Tuch (tuhk) broke a 3-3 deadlock 1:34 into the third period. Max Pacioretty (pash-uh-REH’-tee) had a goal and an assist for Vegas, which trailed 2-0 and 3-2. Corey Crawford turned back 35 shots for Chicago.— The Capitals played with determination in avoiding a four-game sweep, scoring the last three goals to defeat the Islanders, 3-2. Alex Ovechkin (oh-VEHCH’-kihn) scored the tying and go-ahead goals, with the game-winner coming 3:40 into the third period. The Islanders owned a 2-0 lead until Evgeny Kuznetsov (kooz-NEHT’-sahv) and Ovechkin scored less than two minutes apart early in the second period. Braden Holtby stopped 24 shots and blanked the Islanders after Matthew Barzal scored midway through the first period. — The Stars have a three-games-to-two lead after John Klingberg scored the tiebreaking goal in a 2-1 triumph over the Flames. Klingberg beat Cam Talbot 72 seconds into the third period, one game after setting up three goals to help Dallas beat Calgary. Jamie Benn’s short-handed goal put the Stars on the board, but the Flames tied it on Mikael Backlund’s goal later in the first period. Anton Khudobin (koo-DOH’-bihn) stopped 29 shots for the Stars.NHL-NEWSHawerchuk dies at 57 UNDATED (AP) — Hockey Hall of Famer and Winnipeg Jets standout Dale Hawerchuk has died at 57 following a battle with cancer.Hawerchuk scored 45 goals and collected 103 points as a rookie after being selected first overall in the 1981 draft, helping the Jets make the playoffs after winning just 11 games the previous season. He held most club scoring records after nine seasons with the Jets, contributing with 379 goals and 929 points in 713 games.Hawerchuk later spent five seasons with the Sabres before stops in St. Louis and Philadelphia. He ended his career with 518 goals and 1,409 points in 1,188 games over 16 seasons.In other NHL news: — Vladimir Tarasenko is out for the rest of the Blues’ first-round series against the Canucks after aggravating his surgically repaired left shoulder. The team says the 28-year-old winger returned to St. Louis to have the shoulder looked at by team doctors. — The Twins wasted an outstanding performance by Kenta Maeda (mah-EH’-dah) before Jorge Polanco hit an infield, walk-off single in the bottom of the 12th to complete Minnesota’s 4-3 win over the Brewers. Maeda struck out 12 and carried a no-hitter into the ninth before Eric Sogard hit a leadoff single, chasing the pitcher and sparking Milwaukee’s three-run rally.— Carlos Santana launched a three-run homer that was fair by inches and upheld upon video review, giving the Indians a 6-3, 10-inning win over the Pirates. Santana also provided a two-run single before Cleveland squandered a 3-1 lead.— Brandon Lowe slammed a three-run homer and Austin Meadows hit a solo shot as the Rays beat the Yankees, 6-3 to end New York’s six-game winning streak. Tampa Bay received four innings of shutout relief after Blake Snell allowed three runs over five frames.— Tim Anderson was 4-for-5 with a solo homer and three RBIs in the White Sox’s 10-4 drubbing of the Tigers. Jose Abreu (ah-BRAY’-oo) had three hits and three ribbies in Chicago’s third win in a row.— The Blue Jays coughed up a four-run lead before Travis Shaw scored on a throwing error in the 10th inning to lift Toronto past the Orioles, 8-7. Randal Grichuk (GRIH’-chuhk) extended his torrid hitting surge for the Jays with four RBIs on a home run and a three-run double. Associated Press — Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant received an injection Tuesday for his ailing left wrist, sidelining the slugger for at least two days. Manager David Ross said Bryant also saw a specialist for the injury. The earliest the 2016 NL MVP could return to the lineup is Friday against the crosstown White Sox.— Indians manager Terry Francona is missing his team’s three-game series with the Pirates, which began Tuesday. General manager Mike Chernoff said Francona will have a “scheduled procedure” to address a gastrointestinal issue. Francona also sat out seven games earlier this month because of the ailment.— Rays two-way rookie Brendan McKay will have season-ending surgery on his left throwing shoulder Wednesday. McKay was 2-4 with a 5.14 ERA in 13 games last season and went 2 for 10 with a home run as a designated hitter. — The Mets are placing starter David Peterson on the 10-day injured list with left shoulder fatigue and recalling Corey Oswalt (OHZ’-wahlt) to take his place. Peterson is 3-1 with a 2.91 ERA and 17 strikeouts and eight walks in 21 2/3 innings over four starts. He was due to start Tuesday’s game at Miami.NFL NEWS Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNBA PLAYOFFSBlazers surprise Lakers, Magic stun BucksLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — It was a tough day for the NBA’s top seeds as the Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Lakers dropped their playoff openers. TORONTO (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers are one win away from advancing to the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs following their second consecutive shutout of the Montreal Canadiens.Carter Hart stopped 29 shots and Michael Raffl (RAH’-ful) scored the game-winner in the Flyers’ 2-0 win over the Habs. Hart made 23 saves in Sunday’s 1-0 win over Montreal to become the youngest Flyer to post a playoff shutout.Raffl put the Flyers ahead 6:32 into the game after being inserted on Philadelphia’s top line with Sean Couturier (koo-TOOR’-ee-ay) and Jakub Voracek (JAY’-kuhb VOHR’-ah-chehk). Phil Myers gave the Flyers breathing room by beating Carey Price late in the second period.Price stopped 20 shots for the Canadiens, who will try to stave off elimination in Game 5 on Wednesday.In other Stanley Cup first-round action: — Victor Robles robbed Austin Riley of a home run and every starter contributed to a 17-hit attack in the Nationals’ 8-5 win against the Braves. Eric Thames had three RBIs for Washington, which trailed 5-2 in the fifth after blowing a three-run lead to Atlanta in the ninth inning on Monday.— Bryce Harper hit a three-run homer during a seven-run sixth inning that helped the Phillies turn a 4-2 deficit into a 13-6 thumping of the Red Sox. Rhys Hoskins, Phil Gosselin and Jay Bruce also homered as Philadelphia handed Boston its ninth straight loss.— Homers by Brandon Nimmo, J.D. Davis and Amed Rosario powered the Mets past the Marlins, 8-3. Rosario had three RBIs and New York’s bullpen blanked Miami over 4 2/3 innings.— The Royals’ game against visiting Cincinnati was postponed to give the Reds another day to conduct additional COVID-19 testing. The clubs are now scheduled to play a doubleheader Wednesday.MLB-NEWS-RANGERS SUSPENSIONS Nikola Vucevic (NEE’-koh-lah VOOCH’-uh-vihc) scored a playoff career-high 35 points and had 14 rebounds as the eighth-seed Orlando Magic downed the Bucks, 122-110. Terrence Ross scored 18 points, Gary Clark added 15 and D.J. Augustin had 11 points and 11 assists for the Magic. The quartet helped Orlando hold reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo (an-teh-toh-KOON’-poh) without a field goal over the final 11 minutes.Antetokounmpo finished with 31 points, 17 rebounds and seven assists for Milwaukee.Damian Lillard continued his torrid scoring output by delivering a team-high 34 points in the Trail Blazers’ 100-93 win over the Lakers. Jusuf Nurkic (NUR’-kihch) had 16 points and 15 rebounds for Portland, while C.J. McCollum added 21 points.The Lakers erased a 16-point, first half deficit and led 84-78 before falling. Los Angeles also wasted LeBron James’ triple-double of 23 points, 17 rebounds and 16 assists.Lakers forward Anthony Davis finished with 28 points and 11 boards.center_img MLB-SCHEDULEAstros win 6th straight UNDATED (AP) — The Houston Astros picked up their season-high sixth straight win by outlasting the Colorado Rockies in a pitchers’ duel at Minute Maid Park.Myles Straw’s RBI single with one out in the 11th inning lifted the Astros past the Rockies, 2-1. Houston starter Zack Greinke (GREHN’-kee) and Rockies hurler Antonio Senzatela each tossed three hit ball with no walks over eight scoreless innings. Raimel Tapia hit an RBI single with two outs in the 10th to put Colorado up 1-0, but a sacrifice fly by Kyle Tucker extended the game.Also on Tuesday’s major league schedule: Cowboys cut McCoy after injuryUNDATED (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys have released defensive tackle Gerald McCoy, a day after the newcomer sustained a season-ending leg injury.McCoy tore his right quadriceps muscle Monday while engaging defensive tackle Antwaun Woods during an individual drill.The injury waiver means the Cowboys pay only the $3 million signing bonus on the $18 million, three-year contract McCoy signed as a free agent during the offseason.In other NFL news: — Wil Myers belted a grand slam and Jurickson Profar (JUR’-ihk-suhn PRO’-fahr) added a two-run blast to account for the Padres’ scoring in a 6-4 win over the Rangers. Joey Gallo slammed a three-run homer for Texas. — Mike Yastrzemski (ya-STREHM’-skee) and Pablo Sandoval homered as the Giants ripped the Angels, 8-2 to end a five-game losing streak. Yastrzemski also made a diving catch to rob David Fletcher of an RBI single and end the second inning. — The Dodgers pulled out a 2-1 win over the Mariners on Corey Seager’s RBI single in the eighth inning. Starter Tony Gonsolin pitched two-hit ball over six shutout innings to help Los Angeles pick up its seventh consecutive victory and improve to 18-7. — The Diamondbacks have a six-game winning streak after Nick Ahmed crushed a three-run homer and had five RBIs in a 10-1 laugher over the Athletics. and had five RBIs, Luke Weaver allowed a run on three hits over five innings, retiring the final 10 batters he faced.— Yu Darvish is 4-1 after striking out seven and allowing one run over six innings of the Cubs’ 6-3 decision over the Cardinals. Kyle Schwarber hit a two-run homer and Ian Happ opened the scoring with a solo blast as Chicago beat St. Louis for the second straight day. In other Game 1 action on Tuesday:— Jimmy Butler scored 28 points and Goran Dragic (DRAH’-gihch) had 24 to lead the Heat to a 113-101 victory over the Pacers. Bam Adebayo (ad-ah-BY’-oh) had 17 points, 10 rebounds and six assists for the Heat, who used an 11-2 surge that made it 107-95 with just over 2 minutes remaining. T,J. Warren and Malcolm Brogdon scored 22 points apiece for the Pacers, who played the last three quarters without Victor Oladipo (oh-lah-DEE’-poh) because of an eye injury.— James Harden’s 37 points and 11 rebounds led the Rockets to a 123-108 win over the Thunder. Jeff Green scored 22 points and Eric Gordon added 21 for Houston, which played without All-Star Russell Westbrook because of a quad injury. Gordon scored 16 points and Harden had 15 in the first half to help the Rockets take a 68-52 lead. Danilo Gallinari matched a playoff career high with 29 points for the fifth-seeded Thunder.NBA-NEWSCeltics lose Hayward for about 4 weeks 2 Rangers suspended for throwing behind hitter after slamARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Rangers manager Chris Woodard has completed a one-game suspension for his actions during Monday’s game against the Padres.Texas reliever Ian Gibaut threw behind San Diego infielder Manny Machado following a grand slam, leading to his ejection and subsequent three-game suspension. Woodard became incensed with the plate umpire for ejecting Gibaut, who has appealed his suspension.Elsewhere around the majors:— Braves outfielder Nick Markakis (mahr-KAY’-kihs) has been placed on the 10-day injured list after potentially being exposed to COVID-19. Markakis initially opted out of the shortened season because of concerns about the coronavirus. He rejoined the Braves a couple of weeks ago and provided a boost to an injury plagued lineup, batting .353 with six RBIs in 11 games. August 19, 2020 UNDATED (AP) — The Celtics say forward Gordon Hayward will be sidelined for around four weeks after suffering a severe ankle sprain in Boston’s playoff-opening victory over Philadelphia. With him out, it could mean a shift to a three-guard lineup and more minutes for Marcus Smart.Also in the NBA:— Utah guard Mike Conley has returned to Walt Disney World after the birth of his son and will go through a quarantine period before joining the Jazz for their playoff series against Denver. Conley is subject to a quarantine of at least four days in accordance with the NBA’s COVID-19 policies. He could be back for Game 3.NHL PLAYOFFS-SCHEDULEFlyers blank Habs again…Caps stay alive — Cardinals cornerback Robert Alford will likely miss a second straight season because of an injury suffered during the preseason. Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury has confirmed that Alford will miss four to six months. — Browns Pro Bowl running back Nick Chubb has been placed in concussion protocol after he got hurt during the team’s first fully padded practice. Chubb finished second in the NFL last season with 1,494 yards. — Jets wide receiver Vyncint Smith had surgery to repair a core muscle injury and could be sidelined up to two months. Coach Adam Gase confirmed the procedure and prognosis and said Smith will likely miss five to eight weeks. —The Vikings have signed former Cincinnati linebacker Hardy Nickerson for depth. Nickerson played three seasons for the Bengals, appearing in 37 games with nine starts. — The Titans won’t have fans at their home opener on Sept. 20 against Jacksonville because of the coronavirus pandemic. Nashville’s Major League Soccer team also won’t have any fans at home games in September.last_img read more

Badgers try to stop road struggles

first_imgGREGORY DIXON/Herald PhotoAfter snatching its Big Ten opener with a clutch overtime goal, the Wisconsin men’s soccer team (4-3-1, 1-0 Big Ten) looks to add another tally to the conference victory column as they travel to East Lansing, Mich., to take on a sizzling Michigan State squad (6-2-0, 0-1 Big Ten) Sunday.Despite suffering a 3-1 loss to Penn State in its Big Ten opener last weekend, Michigan State bounced back with a strong 1-0 victory over Bowling Green Wednesday. Wisconsin head coach Jeff Rohrman believes the Spartans will boast loads of confidence as they welcome his Badger lineup.”I think [Michigan State] will have a lot of momentum because they’ve started off so well this year,” Rohrman said. “They’re 6-2 right now with the win over Bowling Green, and it’s going to be a very good match-up. We’ll have to put forth a great effort to beat them at their place because they’re a very solid team and they’ve had some very good results so far.”Although Rohrman admits playing on the road has been difficult for his squad, which was 1-2 on the road in Big Ten play last season, he feels traveling does have its benefits. “[Playing on the road] certainly presents a challenge, especially at a place where there [are] good fans,” Rohrman said. “It definitely makes [the game] more challenging when you’re not staying in the comfort of your own place. But, at the same time, it is a little bit easier because you can get away and you’re able to get a good night’s rest — you don’t have to worry about some of the distractions that you might have at home with family and friends coming in.”In continuing their quest for the Big Ten title, the Badgers will be fired up for Sunday’s showdown following a midweek match-up with in-state rival UW-Milwaukee, which ended in a 2-2 draw. Against the Panthers, Wisconsin was led by sophomore Zack Lambo, who scored the opener, and senior captain Aaron Hohlbein, who scored the late, 86th-minute equalizer. Since moving from the defensive backline to the midfield this season, Lambo has been simply sensational, leading the team in points with three goals and two assists.”Zach’s done an outstanding job,” Rohrman said. “He brings such a polished left foot, he’s great on set pieces and he’s really coming into his own. This is his second year and he’s playing with a lot of confidence and, overall, he’s played very, very well for us and it’s hard to take him off of the field because he’s such a good player.”While Lambo has been hot for the Badgers, the Spartans have relied on junior forward Kenzo Webster to provide much of their scoring. Webster, who leads Michigan State in goals with five this season, has definitely caught the attention of Rohrman, who knows he’ll have to mark the striker tightly.”It’s tough to stop [Webster] because he’s such a good athlete,” Rohrman said. “He’s got great pace, and we just need to know where he’s at at all times. … We just can’t take our eye off of him. He’s a very good player, a good finisher in the box, and we need to try and neutralize him as much as we can.”In last season’s meeting with Michigan State, Wisconsin fared quite well, winning 3-2 in overtime with goals by Hamid Afsari, Victor Diaz and Erik Ortega. With Michigan State only losing three starters from its 2005 roster, the Badgers will hope their familiarity of the Spartans will produce a repeat outcome from last year. “We know them well,” Rohrman said of Michigan State. “They don’t have a lot of new faces in the mix right now and they play more of their older guys, so it will be a very familiar team that we play on Sunday.”last_img read more

USC researchers create speech therapy game

first_imgCohn said “Amplify” lets kids create their own story by choosing different plot points and directions through speech. Cohn and Laine said they wanted to create a product to help families and individuals who lack access to hospital-led therapy due to economic or location barriers. “Amplify”ing therapy access | Christopher Laine, an assistant professor of research at the Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy, created the game with Brian Cohn, a doctoral student studying computer science. (Dylan Levene/Daily Trojan) “We created a system that can deliver speech therapy through an interactive, choose-your-own-adventure audio game,” Laine said. “We wanted to find a way that motivates them to practice the exercises they need to do … because any [form of] physical therapy is about repetition and practice,” Laine said. “[Motivating a] child to practice something that is apparently … boring is why we wanted to make this a game, some kind of fun immersive experience for them.” “For some people with cerebral palsy, [who] have a lot of troubles even to form words, end up creating a language with their parents,” Cohn said. “So they can still communicate with their parents, but with other people it’s very hard.” The game, called “Amplify,” was created by Christopher Laine, an assistant professor of research at the Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy, and Brian Cohn, a doctoral student in the computer science program. Laine and Cohn said they created the game after realizing there was a  lack of cost-effective and accessible speech therapy in America. “Cerebral palsy is the most common movement disorder in children, and nearly half of them need some form of speech therapy,” Laine said. “The problem is that not all of them get the amounts and types of therapies they need under the current system.” CTIP Director Juan Espinoza said “Amplify” was a unique tool for children diagnosed with cerebral palsy. “This voice-assisted technology … combined with [artificial intelligence] to help children get speech therapy at home or at school or anywhere is a huge benefit,” Espinoza said. “Many patients have difficulty [staying at a hospital] because of financial reasons … or [scheduling] conflict.” “What I imagine this will turn into is a phone host of speech therapy exercise that’s all completely usable offline without internet connection,” Cohn said. In the future, the team wants to make the game more consumer-directed, which will allow a patient without health insurance to still be able to purchase the game on their phone or laptop. Laine and Cohn said children can navigate different plots in the choose-your-own-adventure story through speech exercises. Then, the exercises will be recorded so speech therapists can analyze them through “amplify.” Cohn and Laine said they believe voice-assisted therapy, as a supplement to doctor-advised therapy, offers an interactive experience for patients to simultaneously improve their communication and have fun at the same time. Cohn said “Amplify” will start with hospital-based therapy through trials with CHLA. Cerebral palsy is a neurological disorder that affects movement, motor skills and muscle tone as a result of brain damage, usually from birth. Cohn and Laine said the disorder sometimes results in speech and communication challenges, especially for children. “It’s very hard for some of [the] patients to even make appointments because sometimes they don’t have the gas that [they] need to drive to the hospital,” Cohn said. “In most developed countries … [patients] often do receive speech therapy …  what doesn’t exist is a solution for people who are more economically disadvantaged or disenfranchised.” While current forms of speech therapy involve methods that help patients control and monitor breath, pitch and volume more suitable for adults, Laine said therapy should be adaptable to children’s needs. A team of USC researchers won second place at a January pitch event for a voice-assisted, choose-your-own-adventure speech therapy game they developed for children with cerebral palsy. The event was hosted by the Consortium for Technology Innovation in Pediatrics, a pediatric advancement program funded by the FDA and led by Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Cohn and Laine also hope to create a Netflix-style library of speech therapy exercises for “Amplify.” For instance, if a patient has problems articulating the letter “R,” he or she can access specific exercises to learn that letter, they said.last_img read more

Why the Betting on Football experience is more than just business

first_imgShare StumbleUpon SBC Events has stacked up the unique networking features and competitions for next week’s Betting on Football at Stamford Bridge (3-5 May).The conference already offers an extensive range of content, an impressive line-up of 140 world class speakers and a massive turnout of 800+ senior industry delegates.However, there will also be networking opportunities aplenty at two high-level parties, in and around the exhibition floor and on stadium tours, as well as within a range of fun competitions.Networking areas in and around the exhibition floorThere are designated networking areas within the exhibition floor, where it is easy to do quick seated chats. Catch up with existing contacts or arrange quick introductions to new ones at the Racing Post Cafe. Some companies have also secured private meeting rooms which look out onto the pitch.On Wednesday the sessions and exhibitions end at around 17:00, with a few official Betting on Football networking drinks.Stadium tours + Win a signed Chelsea shirtFor those wishing to experience a bit more of the history and atmosphere of Stamford Bridge, Intertops is sponsoring stadium tours on Wednesday afternoon. Delegates can get a place on the tours by visiting the Intertops stand (Stand 8).For football fans, it will also be possible to win a signed Chelsea shirt or Football. To learn more about this, make sure to visit the SBC Global stand (Stand 23).MATCHDAY SUITES SHOWCASEOn Thursday morning there will be a champagne breakfast in the Directors Lounge and exclusive viewing of executive suites and match day boxes for interested delegates. There is a maximum number of people 50, so it is first come first serve basis. Sponsored by Chelsea FC.Esports competition + Win a signed West Ham shirtDigital Fuel Marketing will again be hosting a FIFA tournament on its stand during the networking drinks where competitors will hope to avoid Europe’s No. 1 ranked FIFA 17 player Jamboo.Recently signed for West Ham, Jamboo has over 50,000 subscribers to his channel and will be entering the competition in round one. A signed West Ham shirt will be up for grabs if you knock Jamboo out of the tournament and the best placed non-professional will take home the Xbox.   In the afternoon, Jamboo will be available for individual challenges and if you manage to beat him, you will win a football shirt of your choice. Make sure you stop by the Digital Fuel stand early to secure your place in the tournament, as there are only 16 spots available in this prestigious tournament.Play area with Foosball tablesFollowing the massive success at Betting on Football 2016, SBC has brought in a couple of foosball tables. These will be available in the Exhibition Hall ‘Play Area’ sponsored by Golden Race. Competitions will run from 16:30 on Wednesday during Networking Drinks, and the tables will be open to play on Thursday.Penalty kick competitionThose who prefer their football in full size can visit the VSoftCo stand where the virtual sports developer has a penalty kick competition to discover who is the industry’s best sharpshooter.Chris KamaraAs a former English professional football player, now a football analyst and presenter on Sky Sports, Chris Kamara will bring his expertise to the ambassador panel on Thursday afternoon. Always highly passionate and excitable, he is sure to make this a very popular session to round off the session tracks.With just a few days left to the event, and no guarantee of available tickets left, the time to secure your tickets is running out. Interested companies are recommended to move quickly to avoid disappointment.With fewer than 100 tickets left for next week’s Betting on Football Conference, companies are advised to sign up now or risk missing out on the biggest betting conference the industry has experienced. Golden Race’s virtual sports products get Swedish certification June 18, 2020 Footstock signs Chris Kamara as new brand ambassador August 18, 2020 The industry wakes up to virtual sports potential June 26, 2020 Submit Related Articles Sharelast_img read more