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Weekly unemployment claims rise slightly

first_imgFor the week of June 26, 2010, there were 1,111 new regular benefit claims for Unemployment Insurance, an increase of 8 from the week before. Altogether 10,363 new and continuing claims were filed, an increase of 152 from a week ago and 4,225 fewer than a year earlier. The Department also processed 2,948 First Tier claims for benefits under Emergency Unemployment Compensation, 2008 (EUC08), 353 fewer than a week ago. In addition, there were 1,776 Second Tier claims for benefits processed under the EUC08 program, which is a decrease of 154 from the week before. In addition, the Vermont Department of Labor announced on June 30 that it would be discontinuing extended unemployment benefits (STORY) beginning July 10 because the state’s unemployment rate has fallen below 6.5 percent (STORY), which is below the federal mandate for such benefits. The Unemployment Weekly Report can be found at: http://www.vtlmi.info/(link is external). Previously released Unemployment Weekly Reports and other UI reports can be found at: http://www.vtlmi.info/lmipub.htm#uc(link is external)last_img read more

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Activists come together to create ‘Black Lives Matter: Community Action Plan’

first_img“Depending on people’s interests they will go into those groups and we will have facilitators there facilitating the conversation and jotting down ideas that they may have and then at the end we’ll collectively come up with some demands to present to the city officials,” said Salka Valerio, a community member and organizer at the event. Organizers called the event, “Black Lives Matter: Community Action Plan,” and said participants will be broken out into groups to brainstorm solutions for some of the issues discussed in last week’s protests. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — Members of the community gathered at Recreation Park for an organized “Community Action Plan” event on Sunday. Participants were split up into four different discussion groups, spread throughout the park for social distancing. Each group tackled different matters, the four groups included criminal justice reform, education, the housing crisis, and substance abuse. Valerio tells 12 News that while this week’s demonstrations allowed individuals to “be loud” and have their voices be heard, the goal of Sunday’s event was to put their words into action and come up with solutions.last_img read more

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Jeff Bezos names first recipients of his $10 billion Earth Fund

first_img– Advertisement – Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon, speaks to a group of Amazon employees that are veterans during an Amazon Veterans Day celebration on Monday, November 12, 2018.Leonard Ortiz | Digital First Media | Getty Images Bezos said in an Instagram post that he spent the past several months learning about the grantees’ work in depth, adding that they’re “working on innovative, ambitious and needle-moving solutions” to climate change. The $791 million worth of grants issued Monday is “just the beginning” of the Earth Fund’s $10 billion commitment, Bezos said.Many of the grantees are receiving funds for specific projects, while other recipients will re-grant the funds and donate to other nonprofits, a spokesperson for the Earth Fund said.For example, the World Wildlife Fund said it will use the $100 million award to protect and restore mangroves from “climate-accelerated weather events,” and to develop new markets for seaweed as an alternative to fossil fuel-based products.- Advertisement – Bezos, who previously referred to climate change as “the biggest threat to our planet,” has recently made climate-oriented initiatives a key focus at Amazon. The company has faced pressure from employees and others to address concerns that its e-commerce and logistics business contributes to global carbon emissions.In September, Amazon announced the first recipients of its $2 billion Climate Pledge Fund, which is designed to invest in “sustainable and decarbonizing technologies.”Amazon also launched the “Climate Pledge” last September, which encompasses a number of ambitious goals, including a commitment to be carbon neutral by 2040. It has also purchased electric delivery vans and invested $10 million to help conserve or restore forests in the U.S. Northeast.Here’s the full list of Earth Fund recipients and the donations they’ll receive:The Climate and Clean Energy Equity Fund, $43 million grantClimateWorks Foundation, $50 million grantDream Corps Green For All, $10 million grantEden Reforestation Projects, $5 million grantEnergy Foundation, $30 million grantEnvironmental Defense Fund, $100 million grantThe Hive Fund for Climate and Gender Justice, $43 million grantNatural Resources Defense Council, $100 million grantThe Nature Conservancy, $100 million grantNDN Collective, $12 million grantRocky Mountain Institute, $10 million grantSalk Institute for Biological Studies, $30 million grantThe Solutions Project, $43 million grantUnion of Concerned Scientists, $15 million grantWorld Resources Institute, $100 million grantWorld Wildlife Fund, $100 million grantcenter_img Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos on Monday announced the first recipients of his $10 billion Earth Fund.The Earth Fund, launched in February, is designed to combat the effects of climate change by issuing grants to scientists, activists and other organizations in their efforts to “preserve and protect the natural world.”Bezos announced 16 initial recipients of the Earth Fund who will receive $791 million in donations. The top donations include The Nature Conservancy, Natural Resources Defense Council, Environmental Defense Fund, World Resources Institute and the World Wildlife Fund, which will each receive $100 million.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

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E coli infections prompt beef recalls

first_img Steve Wood, vice president of Richwood Meat, said he believed the contaminated meat came from one of the slaughterhouses that supplied the meat, but he didn’t know which one, the AP reported. Apr 20 FSIS press release on California company recall Apr 20 PDH press release The patients had eaten at the restaurants between Mar 24 and 26, the PDH said. All ate different cuts of steak, and several reported they requested and consumed their steak rare or medium rare. An investigation by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) and the PDH linked the illnesses to HFX, Inc, a South Claysburg, Pa., producer that supplied several steak products to restaurants in Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia, according to an FSIS press release. The company recalled 254,346 pounds of its steak products distributed only to restaurants, as well as 4,884 pounds of ground beef patties produced between Apr 5 and 19 that were distributed to retail stores in Pennsylvania. Apr 23, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – Two beef producers recently announced recalls of steak and hamburger products because of possible contamination with Escherichia coli O157:H7, following a small number of infections in California and Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Department of Health (PDH) said in an Apr 20 press release that it was investigating five cases of E coli O157:H7 infection in people from four counties who ate rare or medium-rare steak at four different Hoss’s Steak and Sea House restaurants. At least three children fell ill after eating the company’s products, which were served at Little League baseball snack counters in two California towns, the Associated Press (AP) reported today. The children have recovered, and test results on samples from the children and the meat are expected on Apr 25, Mike Bowman, a spokesperson for the California Department of Health, told the AP. The FSIS said the ground beef was produced on Apr 28, 2006, and was distributed to retail outlets in Arizona, California, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington under several brand names: Fireriver, Blackwood Farms, Chef’s Pride, Ritz Food, California Pacific Associates, C&C Distributing, Golbon, and Richwood. E coli O157:H7 produces a toxin that causes diarrhea—often bloody—and abdominal cramps but typically no fever. The illness usually resolves in 5 to 10 days but can cause hemolytic uremic syndrome in 2% to 7% of patients. In the California E coli outbreak, Richwood Meat Co, Inc., a producer based in Merced, Calif., recalled about 107,943 pounds of frozen ground beef products because of possible contamination, according to an Apr 20 FSIS press release. Apr 20 FSIS press release on Pennsylvania company recall See also: Steaks aren’t usually considered a high-risk source of E coli O157:H7 contamination, but the recalled products were injected with tenderizers and flavor-enhancing solutions, which could have transferred the bacteria to the inside of the meat, the FSIS said. Steaks that are injected with solutions or are mechanically tenderized require a higher cooking temperature than steaks not so treated, so such products should not be served rare, the FSIS said. Four of the patients were hospitalized, but none developed hemolytic uremic syndrome, a potentially fatal kidney condition that can be triggered by E coli infection, according to the PDH.last_img read more

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British buying, daily habits and regional tastes: 10 charts explaining UK attitudes to eggs

first_imgEggs are booming. Consumption is growing – reaching a daily habit for some – and consumers are backing British. However there are some points of debate, including the sourcing of egg-containing products – and the best way to have your eggs in the morning,This research was commissioned by The Grocer and carried out by Harris Interactive independently from the British Egg Industry CouncilFree download: 10 Charts explaining UK attitudes to eggs1. Six in 10 consumers eat eggs more than once a week Eggs have a wide range of perceived benefits, from their nutritional content to their value for money. As this table shows, versatility emerged as the top benefit for consumers by a small margin. That was followed by taste, value and health.Older consumers are most likely to value these benefits. Among over-55s, 68% agreed eggs were a versatile food, compared with 39% of 18 to 24-year-olds. Similarly, 61% of the oldest age group said they were good value for money, while just 37% of the youngest age group said the same. However, the benefits of health and taste were more uniformly recognised across the age groups.The multiple benefits of eggs beyond just value have been key to the sales uplift, says the British Egg Industry Council’s Joret. “As consumers seek healthy meal solutions, and many look to reduce their meat intake, eggs are well placed to provide the solution,” he says.4. Fried is the most popular type of egg Nearly all the major UK supermarkets have committed to removing caged eggs from shelves by 2025. Morrisons reached that goal earlier in 2020.The commitments are proof of consumer power. The movement all started as a result of petitions by a 14-year-old schoolgirl to ban caged eggs in the supermarkets, which quickly attracted hundreds of thousands of signatures.So it’s no surprise that there is overwhelming support for supermarkets going cage-free. Eight in 10 consumers said they were either happy or very happy with the decision.As many as 56% described themselves as ‘very happy’.Support was pretty much across the board but, as this chart shows, there was a slight gender split. Six in 10 women said they were very happy about the decision, compared with half of men.9. However, they don’t have the same confidence when it comes to egg-containing products such as sandwiches Eggs are becoming more popular. That’s the main takeaway from this table, which reveals 24% of consumers are eating eggs more often than they were a year ago. And only 14% are eating them less often. That pattern is present across almost all demographics, but most pronounced across young people. Four in 10 of the 18 to 24-year-olds in this survey said they had increased their egg consumption since last year, compared with 11% of over-55s.British Egg Industry Council chairman Andrew Joret says there has been a “long-term trend” of increasing egg sales. “There are a number of factors for this, from consumers seeing eggs as a meal solution to the dispelling of myths, such as cholesterol,” he says. “However, in recent years, the biggest driver for growth has been consumers seeing eggs as a healthy food, which has meant that they are increasingly likely to pick them over other foods.”3. Versatility, taste and value are the key selling points Whether boiled, scrambled or fried, British consumers love eggs. One in 10 eat eggs every day, and half consume them a few times a week. Only 5% of the 2,120 consumers surveyed by Harris Interactive for The Grocer said they never ate eggs.Encouragingly, levels of consumption are high across all demographics.Across all age groups, genders and regions, at least 90% of the sample said they bought into eggs to some extent.Younger consumers emerged as the most enthusiastic egg consumers. Although a higher proportion never eat eggs – 10% of 18 to 24-year-olds – they also have a higher proportion of regular consumers. Indeed, 15% of 18 to 24-year olds eat eggs every day. That compares with just 5% of the over-55 age group and 7% of 45 to 54-year-olds.There was also some variation in the regions. In London, a sizeable 19% of consumers said they ate eggs on a daily basis. By contrast, only 7% of respondents in the Midlands and the south east of England said the same.Finally, men and women reported some differences in their habits. Although both had high levels of overall consumption, 13% of men reported eating eggs every day compared with 8% of women.2. For a quarter of consumers, that frequency is growing The fresh eggs on our shelves all come from the UK and their source is clearly marked. So it’s little wonder that consumers feel pretty confident in where their fresh eggs come from.A quarter of consumers feel very confident they understand the provenance of their fresh eggs, and three quarters are at least quite confident.Some demographics were more confident in their knowledge than others. Three in 10 25 to 34-year olds felt very confident in knowing the source of their fresh eggs. That fell to 18% of 55+ consumers, who were the least confident age group.Similarly, three in 10 Londoners said they were very confident they knew where their fresh eggs came from. That fell to just 18% in the south east, and 21% in the east of England and the north west.8. Women are more likely to support the removal of caged eggs Fresh eggs may be clear in their provenance, but egg-containing products are another story. Many prepared products such as sandwiches and quiches contain imported eggs without the knowledge of consumers.That much is demonstrated by the sheer lack of knowledge around the provenance of eggs in prepared products. Six in 10 consumers said they were either not very confident or not confident at all in the source of the eggs.The age group with the most confidence in this area were the 25 to 34-year-olds. However, only 22% described themselves as very confident. And just 5% of the 55+ age group said they were very confident in their knowledge.10. Morrisons shoppers would be particularly concerned over the use of imported eggs Egg consumption is high across all areas of Britain. But there are some regional differences in the levels of love for eggs, our survey found.Consumers in the east of England were the biggest enthusiasts, with nearly a third naming eggs one of their favourite foods. That was by far the highest percentage across the country.By contrast, only a fifth of consumers in the Midlands classed eggs as one of their favourite foods. It was a similar story in Wales, where 21% deemed eggs a favourite.In terms of age groups, older consumers showed the highest levels of love for eggs. Three in 10 of the over-55 age group counted eggs among their favourite foods.That fell to 18% of 18 to 24-year olds, despite this younger age group having a higher proportion of daily consumers (see chart one).6. British eggs are associated with quality, especially among older consumers OK, so health benefits are a major driver of egg sales. But that doesn’t stop Brits dousing them in oil and heating up their frying pans. Nearly a quarter of consumers named fried eggs as their favourite style of egg, making it the most popular option on this list. That was closely followed by the healthier option of scrambled egg.Not all demographics were equally keen on a fry-up, though. Scrambled eggs were the most popular option among younger consumers, favoured by 27% of 18 to 24-year-olds. Among this age group, omelettes were the second choice with 22% of the vote, while fried eggs lagged in third place with 19%. However, that all changed in the age group just above, the 25 to 34-year-olds. Among these consumers, 24% named fried eggs as their favourite option, making it the clear leader.This dispute over egg choices wasn’t just across the different age groups. There were some marked regional differences, too. In the south west of England, the fried egg was the clear king, favoured by 29% of respondents.However, in the south east, preferences changed. A quarter of respondents there named scrambled eggs as their favourite option on this list, while 19% opted for fried. Scrambled also emerged as the most popular option in the east of England.5. Consumers in the east of England are the biggest fans of eggs British is best. That’s the clear perception among consumers when it comes to the provenance of eggs. Overall, 68% believed British eggs were safer and of higher quality than their imported equivalents. Only 15% thought British eggs were the same standard as imported, and 5% had no opinion.As the below chart shows, levels of loyalty to British eggs were highest among older consumers. “Older consumers may remember the issues with eggs in the 1980s and the huge lengths that the industry has gone to, in order to ensure that British eggs are among the safest in the world,” says Joret. However, he says younger consumers have “increased their awareness and understanding of the British Lion” in the wake of the industry’s £1m campaign targeting millennials.7. The majority of consumers are confident they know where their fresh eggs come from Consumers were largely against the use of imported eggs in supermarket products. Nearly two thirds of respondents said they would be very or quite concerned by the prospect. Two in ten said they would be very concerned.Considering older consumers have a stronger affiliation with British eggs (see chart six), it stands to reason to that they are particularly worried about the use of imported eggs. A quarter of over-55s said they would be very concerned, compared with 14% of 18 to 24-year-olds.There were some differences in supermarket shoppers, too. Seven in 10 Morrisons shoppers said they would be very or quite concerned, compared with 59% of Aldi shoppers.But the British Egg Industry Council’s Joret points to the relatively high levels of concern across the board as the important point. He says supermarkets should be clear about their use of imported eggs.“It’s no surprise to us that consumers are concerned about their use, and we have been saying this for a long time,” he says. “Consumers have more confidence in a food product made with British Lion eggs, and are shocked to learn that food products are often made with foreign eggs.”,Downloads10 Charts_Eggs_Digital PDFPDF, Size 0.4 mb,The British Egg Industry Councillast_img read more

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Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier remains focused on process

first_img“It’s a little tougher now to be honest with you. Same with JT. Trying to keep those guys in the mix. Van Slyke’s the same.”What’s a fourth outfielder to do?Ethier said he’s focusing on the same process that allowed him to hit .327 and reach base at a .407 clip in spring training.“Probably the key to having a good spring is putting the work in in the cage and doing the drills, making sure you’re staying sharp with that stuff,” Ethier said. “Not getting complacent, not getting out of whack, not doing that stuff – that’s my biggest thing. I’m just keeping my drills up, keep getting my work done.”Even though he can’t reasonably expect to start regularly since Mattingly has pledged to play the other outfielders more, Ethier isn’t expecting to stay on the bench. Call it a case of selective denial – if it helps him hit the ball well, Ethier’s attitude isn’t likely to change.“I’m not coming here saying ‘I’m not getting an at-bat today’ or ‘I might only get one’ and not put the work in – the quality of work in, like I’m probably going to be out there playing,” Ethier said. “Knowing that you’re not going to need to gear up for game time, you gear up more toward the fifth or sixth inning to get that at-bat, and focus all that energy toward that one at-bat.”Ethier has three years and a guaranteed $56 million remaining on his contract.Beachy in the penPitcher Brandon Beachy is continuing his Tommy John rehab with the rest of the major league club and will travel on all the Dodgers’ road trips for the foreseeable future. Beachy threw another 25-pitch bullpen session Tuesday, his “fifth or sixth” since he began throwing off a mound in spring training. Although he hasn’t had any setbacks so far, Beachy is trusting the process more than the results.“I didn’t have a setback the first time until it was bad news,” said Beachy, who was still recovering from his first Tommy John surgery when he needed a second in April 2014.The right-hander still is throwing only fastballs and changeups and does not have a timetable to be pitching in games. The typical recovery range for Tommy John patients is 12-18 months from the surgery date.“I put my faith in the program they’re laying out for me,” Beachy said. “I’m looking forward to getting people out, contributing to this ballclub. Everything’s out of my hands.”Beachy signed an incentive-laden, one-year contract Feb. 21 at a base salary $2.75 million and an option for 2016.AlsoPitcher Clayton Kershaw needed a root canal procedure as a result of the line drive that hit him in the face during a Cactus League game on March 20. … Mattingly said that Hyun-Jin Ryu reported no issues after playing catch Tuesday, the first time he’s thrown a baseball since he was shut down on March 23. … Mattingly hasn’t decided who will start against the Seattle Mariners on April 14, the first time the Dodgers will need a fifth starter. Minor leaguers Scott Baker and David Huff are among the candidates, but Mattingly said “no matter who we probably end up starting, it’s going to be a load on our bullpen.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img To the extent that he can, Andre Ethier isn’t dwelling so much on his current role with the Dodgers.Clearly, he doesn’t like it. Ethier did not start any of the Dodgers’ first three games of the season against the San Diego Padres. He can’t like where his playing time is headed, either. Because the Dodgers have three days off among their next 12, manager Don Mattingly figures to keep Carl Crawford, Joc Pederson and Yasiel Puig in the outfield.“I try to do as best I can about keeping everybody involved in the lineup,” Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. “It’s a little tougher early because of the number of off-days. … As you get into the season, there are so many games, so many little nick injuries, guys need a break or a breather, it gets a lot easier as the season moves on. last_img read more

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Don Shimkus, Oxford, announces he is running against Senator Steve Abrams

first_imgSumner Newscow report — Don Shimkus, of Oxford, announced today that he is running as a Democrat against Senator Steve Abrams for the 32nd Senate District seat.Don Shimkus “I am genuinely concerned about the inequality of our current tax structure, the future of rural medical care, and the inadequate funding of public education,” said Shimkus. “I fear that, in all aspects, our rural population – which makes up a significant part of our state – is being forgotten in Topeka. Our district needs an advocate who understands how this population greatly contributes to the livelihood and well-being of our great state.” Shimkus serves on the Oxford School Board, a position he was elected to in 2005. He is currently the president of the board, and has been since 2009. He is also currently serving as the president of the Kansas Association of School Boards.“From my experience, I see that there is a concerted effort by the current administration and many legislators to dismantle public education,” said Shimkus. “As a result, there have been cuts to funding, permission to transfer public tax dollars to private schools, and other unnecessary attacks on public education. This is incredibly frustrating and damaging to the future of our state. We need more common sense leaders who understand that the success of Kansas depends upon the success of our children.”Shimkus and his wife, Keri, have lived in the 32nd district for the past 20 years. They have two sons, a freshman at Kansas State University and a sophomore at Oxford High School. Shimkus is the manager of a music store in Andover.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (2) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. -1 Vote up Vote down Byron white · 247 weeks ago Good luck to you Don, I will help you all I can. Report Reply 0 replies · active 247 weeks ago -1 Vote up Vote down Tom Countryman · 247 weeks ago Best of luck to you. We badly need much new blood in Topeka! Report Reply 0 replies · active 247 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

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Florida Has Two Possible COVID19 Cases, Governor DeSantis Calls for Public Health Emergency

first_imgFlorida governor Ron DeSantis, who will be in Miami today, is calling for public health emergency on coronavirus after two people living in the Tampa Bay area had tested “presumptively positive” for COVID 19. They’re from Manatee and Hillsborough counties. Both have been isolated and are receiving medical care. One patient has no travel history the other has recently traveled to Italy, according the health experts.Governor DeSantis will hold news conferences in Tampa and Miami today and will issue an executive order calling for a public health emergency. Symptoms include a runny nose, headache, cough, sore throat, fever and a general feeling of being unwell.The public health emergency declaration helps free up government resources to focus on responding to the health situation.Testing for COVID 19 can now be done in state at three locations, Miami, Tampa and Jacksonville allowing for results in a matter of hours rather than days.Despite the two cases in Florida, the state maintains that the overall threat to public health “remains low.”Read the governor’s executive order by clicking here.last_img read more

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Be healthy outdoors, part two

first_img  Consider a probiotic such as Acidophilus/Bifidus to stave off a possible parasite problem when travelling elsewhere or spending time in the mountains or camping. Vitamin E, aloe vera gel and calendula cream help heal sunburns.  B complex with higher amounts of B6 will help heal tendonitis in the elbow, wrist and other problematic areas, as well as resultant numbness and tingling.Any type of muscle damage such as bruising or impact injuries heal much more quickly with homeopathic Arnica montana.  Taking it as quickly as possible increases the speed of healing.  Putting a few drops in your drinking water helps prevent muscle fatigue and soreness and speeds recovery time.  Homeopathic Ledum taken under the tongue can minimize a puncture wound by a stick or a rock.Any open wound should first be rinsed out with clean water to remove any dirt, then Calendula succuss or tincture applied.  It is the best tool I’ve found!  We use in the office often for any skin cut/scrape or stitches as well.  We have it in our office as a cream or tincture depending on the issue.  Calendula is not only anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-viral, but also helps to increase the healing process of new healthy skin tissue.  I’ve used it very successfully with stitches.  DO NOT apply salves to an open wound because this encourages bacterial growth and infection!Overheating requires immediate attention with sufficient fluids, shade and possible cooling if needed.Bee stings can be minimized by taking homeopathic Apis and wasp stings minimized by homeopathic VespSprains & strains of ankles/wrists/back/hips/knees can be helped with Traumeel.  This is a homeopathic cream when applied topically, repairs ligament/tendon/ nerve and muscle tissue.  It also reduces swelling and inflammation.  Normal 0 EN-US X-NONE X-NONE false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Here is part two of Brenda Gill’s advice for keeping healty. Remember: it’s still summer, whatever the thermometer says!Discourage those annoying mosquitoes and other biting insects by increasing garlic in your diet or by taking a supplement, such as  Vitamin B1 complex.  I usually have people take 1/d.  I often make up a homeopathic to minimize the reaction to bug bites.  Another useful tool we use is an natural bug spray to minimize the attraction of bugs.  The one I’ve found to be the best is the Citronella Supreme spray.  These should give you some helpful hints for the summer!Brenda Gill is a naturopath practising in Rossland and Nelson, BC.last_img read more

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HORSE OF THE YEAR CALIFORNIA CHROME TO WORK PRIOR TO SATURDAY’S FIRST RACE AT SANTA ANITA; SHERMAN TRAINEE TO DRILL SIX FURLONGS IN PREPARATION FOR GRADE II, 1 1/16 MILES SAN PASQUAL STAKES JAN. 9

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 31, 2015)–Reigning Horse of the Year California Chrome will work six furlongs prior to Saturday’s first race at Santa Anita, as he prepares for a much anticipated showdown with 2015 Santa Anita Derby winner, Dortmund. Trained by Art Sherman, California Chrome will be handled by regular rider Victor Espinoza immediately following public address announcements at approximately 12:05 p.m., PST.One of the greatest Cinderella stories in Thoroughbred history, California Chrome, a striking chestnut colt by Lucky Pulpit out of the Not For Love mare, Love the Chase, purloined victories in 2014’s Grade II San Felipe Stakes and Grade I Santa Anita Derby to triumphs in the both the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes.Idle since running second in the $10 million Dubai World Cup March 28, “Chrome” was subsequently sent by his owners to England and then to Arlington Park near Chicago prior to being vanned to Taylor Made Stallions in Kentucky for some much needed time off and an opportunity to regain a substantial amount of weight. He was returned to his home base with Sherman at Los Alamitos Race Course in Orange County on Oct. 13.In what shapes up as the first meeting between two Santa Anita Derby winners in nearly 50 years (1965 Santa Anita Derby winner Lucky Debonaire and ’64 winner, Hill Rise, ran 1-5 in the 1966 Santa Anita Handicap), California Chrome has had seven works at Los Alamitos for his return, while Dortmund, who is undefeated at Santa Anita in five starts, has worked twice for Bob Baffert following his rousing 4 ½ length win in Del Mar’s Grade III, 1 1/8 miles Native Diver Stakes on Nov. 28.Following his seven furlong move last Sunday in 1:25.40, Espinoza suggested to Sherman that his stable superstar be allowed to work in blinkers this Saturday at The Great Race Place.“He didn’t work in blinkers last Sunday, but he’ll have them on (this) Saturday,” said Espinoza this morning. “He worked good last Sunday. I guess without blinkers he’s not an excellent work horse, but even with small blinkers, you have to be careful because he will go a little fast.“He grew up a little since last March. His neck is thicker and he’s much sounder. The time off has helped him recover from minor issues he had with his body.”Santa Anita will present a nine-race card on Saturday, with admission gates opening at 10:30 a.m. First post time is at 12:30 p.m. WITH ESPINOZA UP, ‘CHROME’ SET FOR FINAL WORK IN ADVANCE OF SHOWDOWN WITH DORTMUNDlast_img read more

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