first_imgLegionnaires’ Disease Closes Cortina InnThe Cortina Inn in Killington was closed late on Thursday, April 3 at the direction of the Vermont Department of Health. This came after laboratory tests of water samples taken on March 29 from several locations within the Inn confirmed the presence of the bacteria Legionella pneumophila in its water system.The Health Department was notified on March 28 about a case of Legionella pneumonia, known as Legionnaires disease. This was the third confirmed case over the past six months, but the first to be strongly linked to exposure at the Inn. Legionnaires disease is treatable with antibiotics, and all three people have since recovered.This is a problem that can be fixed. The Cortina Inn is working closely and cooperatively with the Health Department to take the actions needed to assure the safety of their guests and employees, said State Epidemiologist Cort Lohff, MD. The first step was closing the Inn for however long it takes to treat and disinfect the water system and put in place engineering and monitoring measures to prevent this from happening again.Employees and current guests were advised of the situation yesterday. The Health Department is also working with the Inn to notify any guests who have stayed there since mid-March.People can develop Legionnaires disease after they breathe in aerosolized water containing the Legionella bacteria sprayed through faucets, showers, whirlpool spas, pools, cooling towers, etc. Most people who are exposed to the the bacteria will not develop illness.Legionnaires disease is not spread from person to person, and you cant get it by drinking coffee, driving by or simply walking through a building, said Dr. Lohff. For people who are directly exposed, those most likely to develop serious illness are the elderly, smokers, people with chronic lung disease or compromised immune systems.The disease has two distinct forms: Legionnaires disease, the more severe form of infection, which includes pneumonia and Pontiac fever, a milder illness.An estimated 8,000 to 18,000 people get Legionnaires disease in the United States each year. Symptoms usually include fever, chills, and a cough. Some patients also have muscle aches, headache, tiredness, loss of appetite and, occasionally, diarrhea. Chest X-rays often show pneumonia but specific tests are needed to diagnose legionella pneumonia.last_img read more

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The body of the kayaker who went missing nine days ago in Lake Ronkonkoma has been recovered, Suffolk County police said Saturday. He was identified as 40-year-old Kevin Conley of Sound Beach.Conley’s body was recovered in the lake, police said. Police released a brief statement which said his body was recovered Saturday afternoon. Suffolk police and New York State police were both involved in Saturday’s recovery operation. Conley’s body was transported to the Suffolk County Medical Examiner’s office, police said. Conley went missing Aug. 14 after witnesses saw him calling for help around 3:30 p.m. A rescue attempt by Good Samaritans failed when they eventually lost sight of him. Police recovered Conley’s kayak last Saturday. The search went on for more than a week with authorities searching Lake Ronkonkoma “continuously as manpower permitted,” the spokeswoman said. State police were brought in Saturday for assistance, she said.last_img read more

first_imgSold Home For Sale Sign in Front of Beautiful New House.DID you find selling your home to be one of the most stressful things in your life?Is so then you are not the only one.According to a recent survey of Aussie property owners many people find the process of selling a home to be one of the most stressful experiences of their lives.The LocalAgentFinder Seller Sentiment Survey asked Australian property owners their thoughts on the process of selling a property.The 1058 owners surveyed had either sold property in the last year or were planning to sell over the next year. More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach Northless than 1 hour agoNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Of those surveyed, 57 per cent said that selling a property was one of the most stressful experiences in their life.Finding the right agent can cause a lot of the problems, with 51 per cent agreeing that this was the cause of most of the stress. When it came time to pick an agent, 30 per cent said they would hire ones they had used before, 27 per cent said they asked family and friends for referrals and 23 per cent said they searched online. LocalAgentFinder CEO, Matt McCann said the survey results show that the right agent can help lower the stress of selling.“The data points to a long-held view by LocalAgentFinder that the future is bright for real estate agents as consumers really do value what they have to offer,” he said. So to lower the stress, he recommended people do a bit more research to try and find an agent suited to their needs.“This insight in the context of the survey data suggests that savvy vendors might be prudent in investigating agent comparison sites to broaden their agent options because this could lead to the appointment of the right agent for their needs and reduce the overall stress involved in the selling process,” he said.last_img read more

first_img(REUTERS)-Germany’s record goalscorer Miroslav Klose is starting a traineeship with the national team as the retired striker looks to kick off his coaching career, the German Football Association said yesterday.Klose, who helped his country win the 2014 World Cup and became the all-time top scorer at the tournament with 16 goals, ended his playing career last season at Lazio.“He will undergoing an individual training and trainee programme with the clear aim of starting a coaching career,” the FA said in a statement.The 38-year-old, who also played for Kaiserslautern, Bayern Munich and Werder Bremen, is Germany’s leading scorer with 71 goals in 137 matches.“In the past months the thought has matured in me to remain on the pitch with the perspective of the coach,” Klose said. “I would like to thank (Germany coach) Joachim Loew and (sports director) Hansi Flick for the chance to sharpen my perspective in a practical environment.”He will be part of Germany’s coaching team for their World Cup qualifier in San Marino and a friendly against Italy this month.last_img read more

first_imgThe 17-time Grand Slam champion will play Stefanos Tsitsipas in the last four after the 20-year-old Greek beat Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut.“It is emotional to be back in the semi-finals,” said Nadal, who retired injured in his quarter-final against Marin Cilic last year.“I had some troubles in this event so, after a while of not playing, to be back in the semi-final means a lot to me. I feel very lucky to be where I am after all the troubles I’ve been through.”Nadal, who did have to stave off two break points at 2-1 in the second set, has not dropped a set as he aims to become the first man to win each of the four Grand Slams twice in the Open era.Despite reaching at least the quarter-finals in 11 of his past 12 appearances, including four finals, he has only converted one of these runs into victory – his sole triumph at Melbourne Park in 2009.And, despite not playing competitively since September’s US Open because of multiple injuries, he has cruised through his opening five matches.Tiafoe, who celebrated his 21st birthday by reaching his maiden Grand Slam quarter-final on Sunday, could not cope with Nadal’s quality and intensity.He had spent almost 12 hours on court coming into the match – more than three hours longer than Nadal – including his four-set wins over Wimbledon finalist Kevin Anderson and former world number three Grigor Dimitrov.Nadal broke again for a 5-2 lead in the third, going on to serve out victory in one hour and 47 minutes.The Spaniard used his trademark forehand to great effect, particularly down the line, hitting 13 winners on that side.“The serve and winner with the first forehand is something very important for me, very important today, but also very important if I want to keep playing for a few years,” he said.“It has given me a lot of free points and that is so important at this stage of my career.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Second seed Rafael Nadal yesterday eased past unseeded American Frances Tiafoe to reach the Australian Open semi-finals and continue his bid to win all four Grand Slams for a second time.The 32-year-old Spaniard cracked 29 winners in a 6-3 6-4 6-2 victory.Nadal broke 21-year-old Tiafoe in each of his first service games of the set.last_img read more