first_imgCoronavirusIndianaLocalNews Twitter (File Photo/Federated Media) Many Hoosiers who have been diagnosed with coronavirus are not cooperating with contact tracers, says the Indiana State Department of Health.Contact tracing is the scientific process of reaching out to people who have the virus to help identify other people they may have infected. Lindsay Weaver, chief medical officer with the Indiana State Department of Health, says contact tracing is vital to stopping the spread of coronavirus.“Today we have 955 contact tracers working as part of our centralized contact tracing operation and another 371 in local health departments,” said Weaver.The state is spending more than $40 million on contact tracing efforts. They’re trying to contact every infected person as soon as their test results are shared with the ISDH.“The contract tracers also report that more people are refusing to complete the first contract tracing survey, which of course puts us all at greater risk of COVID and is a significant barrier in bringing our numbers back down,” she said.She says when people refuse to respond to contact tracers with the ISHD, those cases are then referred to local health departments for follow up. In Marion County, contact tracers from IUPUI are currently engaged in a program to go door-to-door to help to reach people who have not responded to contact tracing.The ISDH says other obstacles to contact tracing could be language barriers or the fear by those who are infected that contact tracing will force the police to be involved. Weaver says that is not the case. By Jon Zimney – October 19, 2020 4 291 Pinterest Google+ Previous articleLarge number of mail-in ballots won’t necessarily delay Indiana resultsNext article“Boomerang employees” becoming more common Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney. WhatsApp Indiana contract tracers reporting lack of cooperation from virus-stricken people WhatsApp Facebook Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterestlast_img read more

first_img“City are a fantastic club, with a brilliant manager and I am delighted to be here,” said Cancelo.“Everything about them has impressed me, from the facilities, to their style of play.“I am always looking to develop my game and win trophies and I believe I can do that here, so now I’m really looking forward to the new season and testing myself in the Premier League.”Cancelo, who can play further forward as well as at left-back, joined Juventus from Valencia for £35m in 2018 after a season on loan at Inter Milan.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Manchester City have completed the signing of Portugal right-back Joao Cancelo from Juventus for £60m.The agreement sees City full-back Danilo, 28, move in the opposite direction for a fee of £34.1m.Cancelo, 25, has signed a contract at the Etihad Stadium until the summer of 2025 and becomes City’s third signing of the summer after Angelino and Rodri.last_img read more

first_imgSheephaven SAC conducted their Annual John Mc Garvey Memorial Fin Swim last Saturday under the leadership of Hugo Mc Fadden.In a change from previous years when the divers swam from Burtonport to Arranmore this year they swam from Gola Island to the mainland at Magheragallon near Bunbeg in near perfect sea and weather conditions.With Gola and Magheragallon bathed in late August sunshine and little or no wind to upset the serenity of the location the swim was idyllic. Additionally the area is loaded with history, particularly as Gola was the home of two of the crew of the Asgard, namely Patrick Mc Ginley and Charles Duggan, when Erskine Childers ran guns for the Irish Volunteers into Howth in July 2014. Sheephaven SAC last visited Gola in 2007 when the divers swam from Mageragallon to the island and were hosted on site by one of the home owners. Now with the establishment of a regular ferry service many more of the houses on the island have been reopened and they looked very pretty in the sun.The club had 21 divers in the water and they completed the 2km passage in just under an hour, enjoying crystal clear waters, which allowed them to see the wonderful Eelgrass and kelp park that populates the seabed at this location.Amongst the divers there were some who choose to swim rather than snorkel the course, Maureen Gallagher, Caroline Mc Gee and Bernie Gallagher, all of who just recently were awarded their club diver accreditation and now have open water swimming added to their list of growing achievements.As in previous years the accompanying boat support was vital in ensuring onsite safety and in addition to the clubs own boats helmed by Brendan Proctor and Joe Neely Atlantic Composites also provided a boat. Atlantic Composites build bespoke RIBs for a range of customers including maritime enforcement agencies and this particular vessel, helmed by Timmy Boyle was powered by two 115 HP Suzuki outboards, which gave it a remarkable turn of speed as she delivered the divers to Gola pier.Also standing watch over the divers was the Bunbeg Coastguard boat Misneach and crew under the helm of Joe Curran and she is spectacularly fast, powered by two 225HP Yamaha outboards, clearly out pacing anything in the bay.The divers were dropped off on Gola pier and under the guidance of local boatman Danny O Donnell a course was set to Mageragallon that took the best effect of the tide flooding towards Bunbeg.After everyone got safely ashore and Hugo had conducted the mandatory debrief at the pier all involved were hosted by Peppers Diner in Bunbeg to a super meal, during which Hugo presented all the divers and supporters with their complementary 2016 Fin Swim hat.However this was not the end of the day’s activities, rather just a bit of a diversion to the final destination, a stay over on Arranmore, this time led by Joe Neely. Trips away are a major feature of Sheephaven SAC and once again a night in Arranmore comes with the highest possible recommendation and remains a firm favourite destination for the divers involved, a fitting end to a wonderful day in the water.Sheephaven hosted annual John McGarvey Memorial Fin Swim last Saturday was last modified: August 30th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Divingjohn mc garvey memorial fin swimsheephaven saclast_img read more

first_img160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SHERMAN OAKS – Forensic experts went to the Sherman Oaks home where a woman was beaten and stabbed to death 22 years ago to test a claim made by her son, who was convicted of the murder. State attorneys joined in the four-hour examination of the home where Dorka Lisker was attacked in 1983. Her son, Bruce Lisker, was convicted of first-degree murder in 1985 and is serving a life sentence. Attorneys for Lisker, 40, will argue at a federal court hearing in December that he was unjustly convicted and the case should be re-examined. The day of the killing, Lisker told police he returned home to find his mother near death. Lisker said he looked through a window at the back of the house and saw her lying on the floor after she was attacked by an unknown intruder. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week At his trial, the prosecutor told jurors that Lisker was lying and could not have seen his mother from the window because a dining room table and stone planter blocked the view. But after visiting the home in March, retired prosecutor Phillip H. Rabichow said that argument might have been wrong. The family that now owns the home permitted crime scene experts for both the defense and the prosecution to examine the home Saturday and make measurements. “There’s no doubt that he could have seen his mother, even from where the prosecution says she laid,” said William Genego, an attorney for Lisker who was present. Deputy Attorney General John Yang, who is defending Lisker’s conviction, declined comment. last_img read more