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Binghamton pharmacy students are on the frontline of pandemic

first_imgSecond-year pharmacy student Brian Kam works at a local pharmacy, and is tasked with balancing online courses and working in the midst of the crisis. “It definitely shows how valuable pharmacists are. You know going into, starting my job definitely knew the impact it could have but not to the extent during this pandemic. Being someone on the frontline working definitely shows how valuable pharmacies, pharmacy technicians and pharmacists are,” said Kam. Brian shared that through it all, this has been a learning experience as he pursues a pharmaceutical career. JOHNSON CITY (WBNG) — Binghamton University pharmacy students are right in the mix of healthcare workers on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic. Brian also says transitioning to online courses was difficult, but the professors at Binghamton have made it a smooth process. Brian tells 12 News that employees frequently wipe everything down and tape has been placed in checkout lines to abide by social distancing policies. center_img Safety measures have been put in place if you do have to enter inside a pharmacy. “Going in as a pharmacy student I never expected anything like this to happen. But I’ll say it’s definitely been a valuable learning experience. It’s been more or less the same, a little bit more busy, and we just have to be a little more conscious at work,” said Kam. “Like” Nicole Menner on Facebook and “Follow” her on Twitter. Brian said his pharmacy is extremely busy, and is encouraging the public to utilize delivery methods. He also said the drive through has seen a significant increase in business. last_img read more

De Gea picks up United award

first_img Press Association Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea has been crowned the club’s player’s player of the year for the second season in a row. “I want to say thank you to my team-mates, they have been fantastic this season and I love them. We have a great dressing room and I would like to say thank you very much,” he said on United’s official website. That feeling was reciprocated by a number of the United players who took to Twitter to congratulate De Gea. Juan Mata tweeted a picture of the former Atletico Madrid man posing with his trophy, while fellow keeper Anders Lindegaard said: “Big congrats to @D_DeGea for winning players player of the year – in my eyes the most prestigious award. Very well deserved my friend!” center_img The Spain international, who also made it into the PFA team of the year and the six-man shortlist for the PFA player of the year award, has kept 10 clean sheets behind a shaky United backline this season. His stellar performances have not gone unnoticed and he has been heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid this summer but he gave no hints about his future and praised his team-mates after collecting the gong. last_img read more

Black jockey eyes top prize at Kentucky Derby

first_imgJockey Kevin Krigger talks about his Kentucky Derby mount, Goldencents, outside Barn 45 at Churchill Downs, Sunday, April 28, 2013, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Garry Jones) by Zachary Lester(NNPA)–Kevin Krigger always wanted to be a jockey.He rode the arm of the sofa at his home when he was tiny, later graduating to a horse he was gifted by his grandmother. By the time he was a teenager, he had won his first race at the Randall James Racetrack in his hometown of St. Croix. His heart was set and his ambition clear: he wanted to join the ranks of the great Black jockeys who once dominated the sport of horse racing.Krigger has realized his dream, racing in California and even taking the top spot April 6 at the Santa Anita Derby, the first Black jockey to win there since horse racing began there 78 years ago. On May 4, Krigger, 29, will be in the saddle steering Goldencents, a thoroughbred with a good shot at taking the title at the 139th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. Goldencents landed in the No. 8 post and was made the 5-1 third choice for Saturday’s race. If he is successful, he will join the ranks of the great Black jockeys who once dominated horse racing.Trainer Doug O’Neill, who won last year’s Derby with “I’ll Have Another”, is a friend of Krigger’s agent, Tom Knust, and was open to a suggestion of having the jockey swing by his barn last summer. So Krigger started working out Goldencents in the morning about six weeks before the colt’s racing debut.“He got off him and in his best U.S. Virgin accent just said, ‘Wow, man, this horse can really run,’” O’Neill recalled. “I had Kevin and Tom starting planting the seeds to the owners of Goldencents, and they fell in love with him right away, too.”And suddenly, the Derby rookie was the colt’s regular rider. They’ve won four of six races together, including the Santa Anita Derby, which I’ll Have Another won last year before heading to Churchill Downs.“Of course, no matter how much you love a person they’ve got to have some chemistry with the horse,” O’Neill said, “and thank God, not only is he a great person, a great rider, but he’s got great chemistry with Goldencents.”One of Goldencents’ owners is Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino, who has a 5 percent share in the colt. Krigger had never watched a college basketball game start to finish until he saw the Cardinals beat Michigan for the national championship earlier this month.“That made me a Louisville Cardinals fan,” he said.The last time a Black jockey won the Kentucky Derby was 1902, when Jimmy Winkfield crossed the finish line first atop Alan-a-Dale; he also rode the winner in 1901. He would become only the second Black man to ride in the race since 1921. The first was Marlon St. Julien, who jockeyed Curule to a seventh-place finish in 2000. According to the Associated Press, Krigger keeps a picture of Winkfield in his locker.The scarcity of Black jockeys in horse racing today contrasts sharply with the numbers who used to participate in the sport. In the first Kentucky Derby, run in 1875, 13 out of 15 of the jockeys were African American and 15 of the first 28 jockeys who won the derby were Black, according to Smithsonian Magazine. Many of the Black jockeys who rode in the contest in the early days also cared for the horses. Some were former slaves, according to historical accounts. But by 1903, business began drying up as white owners and trainers relied less and less on them.Of some 1,000 jockeys aboard thoroughbreds in the U.S., only 50 are Black, according to the Jockey Guild.“I think the reason is there aren’t many African-Americans interested in riding horses,” Krigger said. “And it’s really hard to get into the Kentucky Derby for any jockey, whether you’re African-American, Hispanic, White . . . it doesn’t matter what race or color you are. There are 20 horses. It’s not a race that is meant for everyone. Usually, only the top riders get in.”“I would love to see maybe five years, 10 years from now, we have African-American riders in every (jockey) colony,” he said. “I’m proud of myself, that’s the main thing.”For his part, Krigger has told reporters that he is anxious to win at Churchill Downs as a rider, not necessary as an African American.Back in St. Croix, his success is stirring national pride, according to news accounts. A parade is scheduled to celebrate the participation of Krigger and (Victor Lebron, another jockey from the island, will ride Frac Daddy in the Derby.Krigger, who is engaged and has four children, will be cheered on by dozens of loved ones on May 4 as he attempts to join the ranks of the greats who came before him.“I’ve always thought of myself as the best rider in the world and there’s no reason why I shouldn’t,” he said. “Goldencents is the horse that is going to help me prove that.”Special to the Afro-American.The Associated Press (Beth Harris, AP Racing Writer) contributed to this report. Goldencents, Kevin Krigger up, races to win the Grade I $750,000 Santa Anita Derby at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif.  (AP Photo/Benoit Photo, File)last_img read more

South Africa: ‘make the 2010 mindshift’

first_imgWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material 18 August 2009 It is time for all South Africans to realise the enormity of the opportunities being generated through the 2010 Fifa World Cup, and to make the “psychological adjustment” needed to ensure the tournament’s success, says 2010 Local Organising Committee chairman Irvin Khoza. Speaking at the 2010 National Communication Partnership conference in Johannesburg on Monday, Khoza said South Africans had to think of the World Cup as a live, 30-day advertisement for the country that would be watched by a cumulative TV audience of billions around the globe. “The extent to which the tournament changes lives will be largely determined by the degree to which [the country’s communicators] use the tournament,” Khoza said. He referred both to the progress that had already been made, represented by the building of six new stadiums in less than four years, and to the potential legacy that would be generated in terms of job creation, tourism, trade and investment. “We must be relentlessly positive,” Khoza told the gathering of marketing and communication professionals, from both the public and private sector. “As South Africans, we have a tendency to be self-critical. We should see everything in perspective and, importantly, see the positive stories. “There is one show on the road at the moment, and a psychological adjustment from all South Africans is needed. “You must feel that there is something happening in this country. The banners you use must be larger than life. Every street corner must be filled. We must feel that this show is in town,” Khoza said. At the same time, South Africa 2010 had to be “pan-African”, to tell the story of a continent that is being redefined in a historic way. “This tournament must ensure that our African teams feel like they are playing at home.” SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

The Tweeting House: Twitter + Internet of Things

first_imgFacebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… The problem for most organizations, including government, is that they aren’t necessarily sure what uses there are right now for sensors. For example power companies may not see the economic value of replacing meter readers with automatic sensors. Stanford-Clark’s response is that “a lot of other apps will spring out of the woodwork,” when sensors are added and hooked into messaging software. Stanford-Clark and IBM have identified 3 main things that are required for this trend to play out fully, conveniently summed up as “the three ‘I’s”: Instrumented, Interconnected, and Intelligent. In my next post, I’ll explore this more – plus some of IBM’s other projects in this area. A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Tags:#Analysis#Internet of Things#Trends#twitter#web richard macmanus I recently spoke to Andy Stanford-Clark, a Master Inventor and Distinguished Engineer at IBM. He’s been working on a number of Twitter and real-time monitoring projects, many of them at the intersection of two big trends we’ve been tracking in 2009: The Real-time Web and Internet of Things. Stanford-Clark has set up various systems for real-time monitoring of the Internet of Things, many of them using Twitter (he calls the resulting tweets “tweetjects”). One example got a bit of mainstream media coverage lately: a house that uses Twitter to monitor its energy consumption.As Rory Cellan-Jones from the BBC reported recently, Stanford-Clark has installed sensors on a number of household objects – such as electricity meters and windows. From this he can monitor lighting, heating, temperature, phone and water usage. Stanford-Clark is able to turn his fountain, lights and heaters on and off by flicking switches on a web page or from a live dashboard application on his mobile phone. He’s also now hooked up his house sensors to a Twitter account: andy_house (it’s a private account, so requires Andy’s approval before you can follow it). Here’s a BBC tv report about the house and other similar projects involving sensors and Twitter:As well as his own house, Stanford-Clark has also set up Twitter accounts for his local ferry and bus – for example so they can tweet their real-time locations.What Use is a Tweeting House?Stanford-Clark told me that as well as providing useful data about what his house is doing – for example how warm is the lounge, or has he left a door open – the system can also apply intelligence to his house. For example it can cross-reference house data against AMEE (an open platform for measuring energy consumption), in order to infer the real-time carbon footprint for his house.These experiments are just the start of what’s possible by hooking sensors up to real-time messaging systems like Twitter. However there’s a lot of infrastructure work that needs to be done first. Stanford-Clark told me that to get at this type of data for many everyday things, governments, city councils and companies will need to instrument public things with sensors – e.g. gas pipelines, buses, trains, ferries. Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Related Posts last_img read more

Back in Business – Episode 174

first_imgSome thoughts that have captured my attention over the past few weeks, and my return to the daily vlog.last_img

Day Three Summary

first_imgAustralia took on New Zealand in two divisions on day three, the Women’s and Mixed Open. The Women’s team maintained their unbeaten record across all World Cups, but it wasn’t easy. New Zealand went to the halftime break leading by one touchdown, 5-4. Australia hit back in the second half in a thrilling performance, scoring five and conceding no touchdowns to take a 9-5 win. In the Women’s other game, they ran out 16-0 winners over Singapore. The Mixed Open team got out to a blistering start against New Zealand in their match on Friday night, scoring some great touchdowns early to take a 4-1 lead into halftime. The Kiwis hit back however and managed to level the game at 5-all, with the game ending in a draw. The Mixed also played Jersey earlier in the day, recording a 21-1 win. The Men’s Open were also impressive on day three, with three wins from their three games. They were 23-1 winners over France on Friday morning, and then defeated Japan 20-1 and South Africa 15-1. Despite a few injuries, the Men’s 30’s continued their dominance in their division, with three wins on day three. The side were 14-2 winners over France, and backed this up with a 19-1 win over Wales and a 16-1 defeat of Scotland. The Men’s 35’s were another team to continue their dominance, with three wins on day three. They also defeated France early in the day, 23-1, then defeated Wales 15-2 and finished the day with an 11-1 win over England. The Men’s 40’s were just as impressive, with a 15-0 win over Italy, as well as wins over Niue and France, 16-1 and 16-2 respectively. The Senior Mixed kept their winning streak alive on day three, with wins over the USA, 15-2, Wales, 17-1, and South Africa, 6-1.last_img read more

a month agoMan Utd teen Greenwood doing extra work after training

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd teen Greenwood doing extra work after trainingby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United teenager Mason Greenwood has been doing extra work on the training pitch.Greenwood has been promoted into the first team by manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and the 17-year-old is making sure he stays there by impressing the Norwegian. The Sun says Greenwood has been spending 20 minutes extra to improve his finishing in and around the penalty area. He is also often the first to arrive for training and the last to leave as he continues to impress Solskjaer and his coaching staff. As well as scoring in the 1-1 draw with Rochdale, Greenwood also stepped up to slot home his spot-kick in the penalty shootout. last_img read more

May 22 2007 Group synergy is scheduled for 2 d

first_imgMay 22, 2007 Group synergy is scheduled for 2 days during the second week of each 2007 workshop. This workshops project is an intensive planting effort in the Arcosanti gardens. Beds have been prepared and many seedlings were started in the greenhouse [see report from 4/4/07]. The crew familiarizes workshop participants with planting techniques and the synergy program. [Photo: Lisa Willot & text: Lisa, sa] The group planted 90 tomato plants, 50 eggplants, lots of peppers and marigolds. The group also planted seeds for zucchini, pumpkins, green beans, corn, cucumber, watermelon and okra. The planted beds are protected by straw. [Photos: Lisa Willot & text: Lisa, sa] [from upper left] One of the efforts was to rabbit-proof the entire length of the fence around the Pawlonia garden. The group dug a trench along the fence and lined it with chicken wire. Little pepper plants, raised in the greenhouse, have taken well to their new location. Just a few days later one of the zucchini plants sprouts from its seed. The only duck enjoys a little duck pond in the herb garden. [Photos: Lisa Willot & text: Lisa, sa]last_img read more

Rep Mueller invites mental health advocate to State of the State Address

first_imgPHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Mike Mueller of Linden welcomed Eric Hipple to the House floor for Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s State of the State Address. Hipple was a Detroit Lions quarterback from 1980 to 1989. After the suicide of his 15-year-old son in 2000, Hipple became an active advocate for suicide prevention and mental health for veterans and first responders, two priority issues for Rep. Mueller. They were joined on the floor by Rep. Mueller’s wife, Angie. 12Feb Rep. Mueller invites mental health advocate to State of the State Address Categories: Mueller News,Mueller Photoslast_img read more