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_imgELLSWORTH — Runners from all six Hancock County high schools and elsewhere throughout the state came to Ellsworth on Saturday for the first meet of the 2018 cross-country season.In the boys’ event, Ellsworth, Bucksport, Mount Desert Island and George Stevens Academy competed as teams with runners from Sumner and Deer Isle-Stonington competing as individuals. Ellsworth racked up 85 points as a team to claim third overall behind Hermon and Caribou as MDI took fourth with 117 points, GSA placed seventh with 210 and Bucksport claimed 11th with 313.Individually, Ellsworth’s Matt Shea finished with the strongest performance of any local runner in both boys’ and girls’ events. The junior crossed the finish line in 17 minutes, 29.04 seconds to finish second to Caribou’s Dylan Marrero.Sumner sophomore Luke Barnes took ninth on the boys’ side with a time of 18:19.73, and MDI’s Alex Eason finished in 18:25.05 to crack the top 10. Other notable finishers included Ellsworth’s Beckett Markosian (13th) and Nick Cormier (17th), GSA’s Caden Mattson (18th) and MDI’s Stephen Grierson (22nd) and Jon Genrich (23rd).This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textOnly Ellsworth and MDI competed in the girls’ event with runners from the other four schools competing individually. The Trojans finished with 71 points to claim third behind Orono and Caribou, and the Eagles claimed fourth place with 84 points.Ellsworth junior Caitlin MacPherson placed fourth overall to finish as the top local girls’ runner with a time of 21:02.57. Olivia Johnson of MDI finished in sixth place with a time of 21:30.77, and Abby Mazgaj of Ellsworth also earned a spot in the top 10 by finishing eighth with a time of 21:44.88.MDI’s Rachelle Swanson (13th) and Katelyn Osborne (14th) and Ellsworth’s Miriam Nelson (16th) were among the other notable girls’ finishers. A total of 53 runners participated in the girls’ race.Below is a full list of local individual finishers and team scores for both the boys’ and girls’ events.Boys’ individual2. Matt Shea, Ellsworth, 17 minutes, 29.04 seconds9. Luke Barnes, Sumner, 18:19.7310. Alex Eason, Mount Desert Island, 18:25.0513. Beckett Markosian, Ellsworth, 18:34.5217. Nick Cormier, Ellsworth, 18:51.2418. Caden Mattson, George Stevens Academy, 18:56.5722. Stephen Grierson, MDI, 19:06.6423. Jon Genrich, MDI, 19:07.7525. Calvin Nelson, Ellsworth, 19:15.7326. Jacob Benson, MDI, 19:17.1632. Mark Berry, Ellsworth, 19:42.7133. Logan Carter, Sumner, 19:48.5334. Ponce Saltysiak, MDI, 19:48.5738. Bryce Carter, Ellsworth, 19:58.7540. Harley Brown, MDI, 20:14.6545. Ian Renwick, GSA, 20:41.9147. David Hileman, Bucksport, 20:53.6349. Oliver Wilson, GSA, 20:59.9557. Henry Penfold, Deer Isle-Stonington, 21:32.1958. Nyamh Wolf, GSA, 21:50.0459. Sean Schweizer, GSA, 21:56.0965. Alex DeWitt, Ellsworth, 22:24.0266. Wyatt Lawson, MDI, 22:40.8168. Christian Winslow, Bucksport, 23:26.4571. Benjamin Penfold, DI-S, 23:49.6774. Micah Hileman, Bucksport, 24:42.8376. James Palkie, Bucksport, 27:07.6777. Nate Bowden, Bucksport, 27:30.99Boys’ team scores3. Ellsworth, 854. MDI, 1177. GSA, 21011. Bucksport, 313Girls’ individual4. Caitlin MacPherson, Ellsworth, 21:02.576. Olivia Johnson, MDI, 21:30.778. Abby Mazgaj, Ellsworth, 21:44.8813. Rachelle Swanson, MDI, 22:40.7914. Katelyn Osborne, MDI, 22:44.1016. Miriam Nelson, Ellsworth, 22:56.6924. Grace Munger, MDI, 24:06.4527. Olivia Watson, MDI, 24:24.4429. Emma McKechnie, Ellsworth, 24:32.9930. Louise Chaplin, MDI, 24:36.4035. Loren Genrich, MDI, 25:02.3241. Lanny Zentz, GSA, 27:16.7842. Josie Czuj, GSA, 27:17.3143. Jenna Eldridge, GSA, 27:20.0547. Kristen Moseley, Ellsworth, 28:39.50Girls’ team scores3. MDI, 714. Ellsworth, 84last_img read more

first_imgA SWAT team raid of a home in Loxahatchee this week led to two arrests, as well as the confiscation of nearly $1 million worth of marijuana.The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office says deputies on Tuesday arrested 46-year-old Nereida Vila and her boyfriend, Maiker Requejo, 39, on multiple charges related to marijuana cultivation, possession, and trafficking. A 12-year-old and 20-year-old were also in the home at the time.According to the arrest report, the child slept in the master bedroom with the two adults. Meanwhile, two other bedrooms and the garage had been converted into indoor cannabis labs.Courtesy: Palm Beach Sheriff’s OfficeInvestigators ended up seizing a total of 50 plants, weighing about 400 pounds, in addition to a gun. The marijuana had a street value of about $967,000.Vila is a convicted felon. Requejo told investigators he was unaware of the marijuana in the house. Deputies say his wallet contained receipts for liquid fertilizer and other products that are typically used to grow marijuana indoors.Just before the SWAT team entered the home with their search warrant, a deputy smelled raw cannabis coming from the property.last_img read more

first_imgImage Courtesy: TOI/ESPNcricinfoAdvertisement bhw8x8NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs91nWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Et86( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) qxc3yWould you ever consider trying this?😱oCan your students do this? 🌚8pj6j7Roller skating! Powered by Firework Virat Kohli has undoubtedly one of the most formidable batsmen in the history of cricket, a nightmare for even the most elite of bowlers to face him on the 22 yards. However, Naseem Shah, a teenage bowler from Pakistan has openly stated as being fearless against the hard hitting batsman, and gets appraisal from his veteran teammate Faisal Iqbal, who believes the youngster can take the captain of Team India as his bunny!Advertisement Image Courtesy: TOI/ESPNcricinfoNaseem Shah, the 17 year old pacer from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is on his nascent days with the Pakistani squad, and has been gathering momentum in Test cricket. Recently in an interview with, the starlet spoke about playing against India, and facing Kohli on the pitch, whom he holds respect for but not fear.PakPassion’s Official Twitter handle shared the interview for the netizens, and Faisal Iqbal, veteran spinner and cricket coach took the opportunity to take a slight dig at the Indian skipper.Advertisement “With due respect to Virat as a great batsman I am sure our upcoming superstar fast bowler @iNaseemShah with genuine pace 🔥 and swing virat will be his bunny anytime! Looking forward to the future 🏏battle! 👍🏻😉#RespectForBoth🤗” Iqbal tweeted.Iqbal’s last international appearance for Pakistan dates back to 2010, in a Test against Australia, with a total of 26 appearances in the format. Now fallen out of favour from the squad, Iqbal has made his time in domestic cricket, reaching the final of the 2011 Quaid-e-Azam Trophy, playing for Pakistan International Airlines (PIA).“I hope that I can bowl well against India when that chance comes by and won’t let our fans down. As for Virat Kohli, I respect him but don’t fear him,” Naseem had said in the interview.“It’s always a challenge to bowl to the best, but that’s where you have to raise your game. I look forward to playing against Virat Kohli and India whenever that chance comes.” the teenager added.The youngster made his international Test debut in November 2019 against Australia, and has earned four caps in the red ball format.His last appearance was in the One-off Test against Bangladesh in February, where he impressed with a total of five wickets across the two innings, and became the youngest Test bowler to secure a hat trick.“India versus Pakistan is always special and I have already been told that players can become heroes and villains in those matches,” Shah continued, “They are special matches as they happen so rarely and yes, I am looking forward to playing against India whenever that opportunity arises.”If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out Also follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.comAlso read-Who should open for the Indian Test team?Should Indian Super League start even as other leagues begin again? Advertisementlast_img read more