Chief Environmental Health Officer Anthony Scotland cautions general public to be on guard against Leptospirosis

first_img Share Tweet Sharing is caring! HealthLifestyleLocalNews Chief Environmental Health Officer Anthony Scotland cautions general public to be on guard against Leptospirosis by: – August 6, 2011 Sharecenter_img Share Mr. Anthony Scotland. Photo credit: GIS NewsThe Ministry of Health through its Chief Environmental Officer has advised that there is an increased number of reported and confirmed cases of Leptospirosis on the island.Mr. Scotland reported to the media that the number of cases has moved from fifteen to twenty.“The Ministry of Health, the last press release that was given, the number of recorded confirmed cases was at fifteen that was for the past few months that was in the month of May. But you find is that in the month of June there were two cases and in the month of July three cases. We need to be careful about the environment that we are working and what we are finding is that the disease is occurring more and more among people working in the outdoor situation, people doing farming you know that sort of operation; outdoor work, work related to construction.”He also advises persons who work outdoors to wear protective gear while working.“So basically people doing outdoor activities have to be careful; if you have a breaking in your skin you need to wear gloves. If you suspect that your environment is contaminated with rats, you suspect animals around you; anytime you suspect sick animals you should report the matter to the Veterinary Unit of the Ministry of Agriculture. These are the measures that need to be taken by our population now,” he said.The Ministry of Health reported that two people had died from the disease in June of this year.Dominica Vibes News 53 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

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The Final Word: Beat writers discuss Syracuse’s 86-72 loss to Oklahoma State

first_img Comments BROOKLYN — Syracuse traveled to the Barclays Center on Wednesday night for its first of two games in New York City. It allowed the first 11 points of the game, and despite leading by seven at one point in the first half, the Orange (4-2, 0-1 Atlantic C0ast) struggled defensively in an 86-72 loss to Oklahoma State (6-0). OSU outshot the Orange and dominated the interior as SU’s frontcourt struggled with foul trouble.Here’s what our beat writers had to say about the Orange’s loss. Published on November 27, 2019 at 11:46 pmcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Angels’ Matt Shoemaker dominates Dodgers in final spring training tuneup

first_img Angels hope newcomers can boost offense, key improvement in 2018 The Angels did all their scoring in the third inning, a painful one for Dodgers catcher Austin Barnes.Zack Cozart began the rally with a one-out single against Dodgers starter Rich Hill. Mike Trout reached on catcher’s interference when his swing clipped Barnes’ mitt. Barnes was visited by a trainer and took some time to recuperate before getting back into his crouch.The next batter, Justin Upton, singled to load the bases. Albert Pujols then cleared the bases with a double, and the Angels led 3-0.Pujols promptly scored on a single by Andrelton Simmons. The one-hop throw from Dodgers left fielder Matt Kemp appeared to beat Pujols to home plate, but Barnes dropped the ball and Pujols slid in safely with the Angels’ fourth run.Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Barnes was fine after being struck in the left ring finger, but he will get the day off in Wednesday’s Freeway Series finale. Yasmani Grandal will catch Hyun-Jin Ryu. Dodgers will end spring training with a septet of set-up men PreviousAngels center fielder Mike Trout makes a diving catch on a ball hit by the Dodgers’ Chris Taylor during the first inning of Monday’s game at Dodger Stadiium. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Angels starting pitcher Matt Shoemaker prepares to throw to the plate during Monday’s Freeway Series game against the Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Enrique Hernandez, left, tags out Albert Pujols at second as Pujols tried to stretch a single into a double during the first inning of a preseason baseball game Monday, March 26, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsThe Angels’ Albert Pujols #5 reacts after hitting a 3 run double in the third inning during their Freeway Series preseason game against the Dodgers at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, Monday, Mar. 26, 2018. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The AngelsÕ Albert Pujols #5 slides into home to score as Dodgers catcher Austin Barnes #15 catches the ball in the third inning during their Freeway Series preseason game at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, Monday, Mar. 26, 2018. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Angels’ Albert Pujols #5 slides into home to score as Dodgers catcher Austin Barnes #15 catches the ball in the third inning during their Freeway Series preseason game at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, Monday, Mar. 26, 2018. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Dodger starting pitcher Rich Hill #44 during their Freeway Series preseason game against the Angels at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, Monday, Mar. 26, 2018. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Angels’ Shohei Ohtani #17 lines out to first during their Freeway Series preseason game against the Dodgers at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, Monday, Mar. 26, 2018. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani, of Japan, runs after hitting a single during the fourth inning of a preseason baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Monday, March 26, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani, right, of Japan, flies out as Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Austin Barnes watches during the second inning of a preseason baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Monday, March 26, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)The Dodgers’ Corey Seager #5 scoops up a ground ball and throws to first for the out during their Freeway Series preseason game against the Angels at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, Monday, Mar. 26, 2018. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Matt Kemp, below, is forced out at second as Los Angeles Angels shortstop Nolan Fontana throws out Austin Barnes at first during the seventh inning of a preseason baseball game, Monday, March 26, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Angels starting pitcher Matt Shoemaker #52 during their Freeway Series preseason game against the Dodgers at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, Monday, Mar. 26, 2018. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Matt Shoemaker throws to the plate during the fourth inning of a preseason baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Monday, March 26, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)The Dodgers’ Matt Kemp #27 reacts after taking a strike during their Freeway Series preseason game against the Angels at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, Monday, Mar. 26, 2018. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani, of Japan, flips his bat after lining out during the sixth inning of a preseason baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Monday, March 26, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)The Angels’ Shohei Ohtani #17 reacts after lining out to first during their Freeway Series preseason game against the Dodgers at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, Monday, Mar. 26, 2018. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Angels’ Albert Pujols #5 smiles after scoring in the third inning during their Freeway Series preseason game against the Dodgers at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, Monday, Mar. 26, 2018. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig #66 dives but can’t make the catch on a Angels’ Justin Upton #8 fly ball during their Freeway Series preseason game at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, Monday, Mar. 26, 2018. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig #66 dives but can’t make the catch on a Angels’ Justin Upton #8 fly ball during their Freeway Series preseason game at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, Monday, Mar. 26, 2018. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig #66 dives but can’t make the catch on a Angels’ Justin Upton #8 fly ball during their Freeway Series preseason game at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, Monday, Mar. 26, 2018. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Dodger pitcher Pedro Baez #52 during their Freeway Series preseason game against the Angels at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, Monday, Mar. 26, 2018. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Kenley Jansen, right, and catcher Kyle Farmer bump fists as Jansen is taken out of the game during the seventh inning of a preseason baseball game, Monday, March 26, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)The Angels’ Shohei Ohtani #17 in the dugout during their Freeway Series preseason game at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, Monday, Mar. 26, 2018. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Angels center fielder Mike Trout makes a diving catch on a ball hit by the Dodgers’ Chris Taylor during the first inning of Monday’s game at Dodger Stadiium. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Angels starting pitcher Matt Shoemaker prepares to throw to the plate during Monday’s Freeway Series game against the Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)NextShow Caption1 of 24Angels starting pitcher Matt Shoemaker prepares to throw to the plate during Monday’s Freeway Series game against the Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)ExpandLOS ANGELES — For the last month, Matt Shoemaker could blame the air. It’s thinner in Arizona. It’s a climate that can neuter even the best breaking pitches, and sometimes Shoemaker’s knuckle-curve didn’t seem to curve quite the same. His splitter didn’t always split.A return to Southern California seemed to do the trick.Shoemaker threw four shutout innings in his final start of spring training, and the Angels beat the Dodgers 4-1 before an announced crowd of 36,772 at Dodger Stadium.“All of our pitchers did what we needed them to do,” Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. “Shoe did a great job setting the tone and getting his work in, and everybody who followed him pitched well.” Shoemaker entered the game with a 7.43 earned-run average after four Cactus League starts. The right-hander atoned by allowing two hits, walking one batter and striking out five in four shutout innings. The hardest contact against him came on a second-inning double by Cody Bellinger, who was thrown out attempting to make it a triple.Keynan Middleton, Jose Alvarez, Cam Bedrosian and Blake Wood allowed two hits and struck out five batters in relief of Shoemaker. Blake Parker then took the ball in the ninth inning and allowed a solo home run to the first batter he faced, Andrew Toles, before closing out the win.In his final spring start, Hill pitched five innings and was charged with three earned runs; the unearned run was a result of the catcher’s interference call against Barnes. The left-hander did not walk a batter and struck out four.Shohei Ohtani had one of the Angels’ eight hits against Hill, an opposite-field single in the fourth inning. He finished 1 for 4, capped by a strikeout against Dodgers left-hander Tony Cingrani. Officially, Ohtani has four hits in 32 at-bats in his first spring training in the United States.Related Articles Garrett Richards to start opener for Angels, but Shohei Ohtani’s place remains uncertain “I tried to keep everything compact so that I could have better timing,” Ohtani said through his interpreter.Against Hill, he incorporated a toe-tap into his swing.“I decided to test it out (in batting practice) and it felt pretty good,” Ohtani said.Dodger relievers Pedro Baez, Ross Stripling, Cingrani, Kenley Jansen and Scott Alexander allowed only one hit and struck out six batters over the final four innings.Staff Writer Rich Hammond contributed to this report. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error A look at the 2018 Angels, position by position last_img read more

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