Study: Flu symptoms less severe in vaccinated elderly peopleHealth officials have been heard to say that even though influenza vaccine doesn’t provide complete protection against flu, it may reduce symptoms if you do get sick. Now a study out of Wisconsin offers some evidence in support of that view.In a 4-year-study reported in BMC Infectious Diseases, researchers found that elderly people who had received influenza vaccine but contracted flu anyway had less severe symptoms than did elderly flu patients who had not been vaccinated.The team, led by Edward Belongia, MD, of the Marshfield Clinic as senior author, examined not only the effect of flu vaccination on flu severity but also whether flu was associated with more severe symptoms than other acute respiratory illnesses (ARIs).From flu seasons 2007-08 through 2010-11, they prospectively enrolled patients with ARIs and tested them for flu using polymerase chain reaction. The patients were asked to rate each of eight symptoms on a scale of 0 to 3, yielding a severity score ranging from 1 to 24.Of 2,374 patients enrolled, 324 tested positive for flu. The mean symptom severity score was 12.3 points, and the most common symptoms were cough (92%), fatigue (91%), and nasal congestion (84%), the report says.For adults with flu, the association between influenza vaccination and symptom severity was affected by age: Among those 65 or older, symptom severity was 31% lower in those who were vaccinated than in those who were not vaccinated.In the overall findings, flu was the strongest independent predictor of a higher severity score, with a mean increase of 1.7 points compared with those who tested negative (P < .001)."Influenza is associated with more severe symptoms of acute respiratory illness," the authors conclude. "The association between influenza vaccination and reduced symptom severity in older adults should be confirmed and explored further in other populations and seasons."May 1 BMC Infect Dis abstract Report confirms Pandemrix link in Irish narcolepsy casesIrish researchers today confirmed an increased risk of narcolepsy in Irish children and adolescents who received the Pandemrix 2009 H1N1 flu vaccine, adding to the list of European countries such as Sweden, Finland, England, France, and Norway that have reported similar findings.The group reports its findings today in Eurosurveillance. Pandemrix, made by GlaxoSmithKline, contained the AS03 adjuvant.The team conducted a retrospective population-based cohort study that included narcolepsy cases with onsets between Apr 1, 2009, and Dec 31, 2010. They looked at narcolepsy patients' medical records and obtained pandemic vaccination status from vaccine databases. Of 32 narcolepsy cases identified during that time period, 28 were in children and adolescents.The narcolepsy incidence was 5.7 per 100,000 young people vaccinated with Pandemrix, versus 0.4 per 100,000 who weren't vaccinated. The authors said the narcolepsy risk was 13.9 fold higher in kids who received the pandemic vaccine, a significant increase. They noted that the finding is similar to that of a study in Finland, which found a 12.7-fold higher risk in those who got the pandemic vaccine.The immunogenic mechanism of narcolepsy and how the vaccine might have contributed to it requires more study, the team said.A recent study probing the relationship between narcolepsy and the vaccine suggested that an immune response to a protein on the 2009 H1N1 virus may play a role. Other possible causes that have been suggested include a genetic predisposition and manufacturing differences between Pandemrix and other similar vaccines.May 1 Eurosurveill studyDec 19, 2013, CIDRAP News item "Immune study yields clues in H1N1 vaccine-related narcolepsy" Study finds differences in adult hospital cases of pandemic, seasonal fluCompared with adults hospitalized with seasonal flu, those hospitalized with 2009 H1N1 infections were more likely to be younger and to have lower respiratory complications, shock or sepsis, or organ failure, according to a large study that explored the differences in impact between pandemic and seasonal flu.The study, led by researchers from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, included more than 9,000 adults whose hospitalization data were tracked through the Emerging Infections Program Influenza Surveillance Network from 2005 through 2010. Researchers published the findings yesterday in Clinical Infectious Diseases.The median age for adults hospitalized with the 2009 H1N1 virus during the pandemic period was 47, versus 68 for those with seasonal flu, according to the study. Those hospitalized during the pandemic were only slightly less likely to have an underlying medical condition, but the profiles of chronic illness were different for the two types of flu.For example, adults with severe 2009 H1N1 infections were more likely to have asthma or be pregnant, but less likely than their seasonal flu counterparts to have COPD or other chronic lung diseases, cardiovascular disease, or metabolic disease. Some of the less frequent complications in the pandemic patients were acute respiratory distress syndrome, acute heart failure, hemoptysis, and encephalopathy.Adults with severe pandemic flu were more likely to require intensive care unit treatment or mechanical ventilation or to die during hospitalization.The team concluded that though the 2009 pandemic is viewed as generally mild compared with other pandemics, many serious complications occurred in those with severe infections. They said the findings can help guide clinicians toward the most effective clinical management and help them know what to expect from the virus in the future.Apr 29 Clin Infect Dis abstract Tests in suspected hantavirus cluster reveal influenza B, strep AVirginia health officials yesterday said lab tests in the wake of unexplained deaths of a Pulaski County woman and her teenage daughter were positive for influenza B and invasive Streptococcus group A, not hantavirus or other pathogens, according to a New River Health District (NRHD) statement e-mailed to journalists.The illness also hospitalized three other family members and a close family contact, the Roanoke Times reported yesterday. The family and local officials originally suspected hantavirus, because the mother and daughter had cleaned out a mouse-infested trailer 2 weeks before they died.Molly O'Dell, MD, director of the NRHD, said in the statement, "This type of co-infection is exceedingly rare, and it doesn't appear to pose a threat to the community at large." She said flu and strep are common illnesses that continue to circulate in the area this season.Tests also ruled out Legionella and tularemia, according to the NRHD statement.Some states on the East Coast have reported a late-season spike in influenza B infections, a pattern that isn't unusual. Invasive bacterial infections involving influenza B have been reported in the medical literature. For example, a case series of 19 strep A coinfections in southern England during the 2010-11 flu season included four that involved influenza B, three of which were fatal.Apr 30 Times story Feb 3, 2011, Eurosurveillance report H7N9 sickens two more in ChinaChinese media outlets, citing provincial officials, reported two new H7N9 influenza cases today, in a 74-year-old woman from Hunan province and a 23-year-old man from Jiangxi province. The reports in Chinese were translated and posted by FluTrackers, an infectious disease news message board.Both patients are hospitalized, and the man is listed in stable condition. FluTrackers noted that official notices had not yet appeared on provincial health ministry Web sites. Once the notices are posted, the FluTrackers' outbreak count would rise to 435 cases, with 299 reported in the second wave of activity, compared to 136 in the first.In other developments, the World Health Organization (WHO) today provided more details about three H7N9 reports it received from China on Apr 25 and 28. They include a 51-year-old man from Jiangsu province, a 75-year-old woman from Jiangxi province, and a 55-year-old man from Anhui province. All three are hospitalized, two of them in critical condition. Illness onset dates ranged from Apr 12 to 15.Investigations revealed that two of the patients had been exposed to poultry before they got sick, but exposure history wasn't available for the third patient.May 1 FluTrackers thread May 1 WHO update H5N8 outbreaks affect 100,000 more South Korean poultryOfficials yesterday confirmed three outbreaks of H5N8 avian flu in March and April that affected more than 100,000 domestic chickens and geese in central South Korea, according to a report filed with the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE).In the first outbreak, in the southern region of Gyeonggi province, the virus killed 370 birds on a farm housing 30,000 breeding chickens. The remaining birds were destroyed to control the outbreak, which began on Mar 6.The second outbreak began Mar 10 on a farm with 70,000 breeding chickens near Sejong city in North Chungcheong province. H5N8 killed 100 of the poultry, and the rest were culled to prevent disease spread.In the third outbreak, which began on Apr 21, the virus killed 300 geese on a small farm in North Chungcheong province north of Sejong. The remaining 400 geese were culled.All told, 770 poultry were killed by the virus and 99,930 were culled, for a total of 100,700 affected birds. The country has culled more than 10 million poultry because of H5N8 outbreaks this year.Apr 30 OIE report
STATE News:SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials have announced this afternoon 324 additional positive tests for COVID-19.Los Alamos County remains at 16 cases that have tested positive for COVID-19.Today’s update announces 6 additional deaths reported in New Mexico related to COVID-19.The New Mexico Department of Health reported today the most recent cases: 93 new cases in Bernalillo County9 new cases in Chaves County5 new cases in Cibola County1 new case in Colfax County12 new cases in Curry County64 new cases in Doña Ana County4 new cases in Eddy County1 new case in Grant County1 new case in Guadalupe County28 new cases in Lea County4 new cases in Lincoln County2 new cases in Luna County28 new cases in McKinley County5 new cases in Otero County2 new cases in Quay County5 new cases in Rio Arriba County4 new cases in Roosevelt County10 new cases in Sandoval County10 new cases in San Juan County1 new case in San Miguel County9 new cases in Santa Fe County3 new cases in Sierra County1 new case in Taos County8 new cases in Valencia County3 new cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the Cibola County Correctional Center1 new case among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Prison Facility10 new cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Processing CenterThe 6 additional deaths in New Mexico reported today include:A female in her 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident at The Rio at Las Estancias facility in Albuquerque.A second female in her 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual was a resident of the Princeton Place facility in Albuquerque and had underlying conditions.A female in her 60s from McKinley County. The individual had underlying conditions.A male in his 70s from Rio Arriba County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.A male in his 80s from Sandoval County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.A female in her 60s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 607.Previously reported numbers included two cases that were duplicates (one case in Rio Arriba County, one case in San Juan County), four cases that were not lab confirmed (one case in Bernalillo County, one case in Doña County, one case in Lea County, one case in Valencia County) and five cases that have been identified as out-of-state residents ( one case in Bernalillo County, one case in Chaves County, one case Doña County and two cases in Grant County) – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 18,788 COVID-19 cases:Bernalillo County: 4,318Catron County: 4Chaves County: 260Cibola County: 292Colfax County: 12Curry County: 357Doña Ana County: 1,968Eddy County: 217Grant County: 63Guadalupe County: 28Harding County: 1Hidalgo County: 85Lea County: 506Lincoln County: 68Los Alamos County: 16Luna County: 185McKinley County: 3,896Mora County: 6Otero County: 142Quay County: 30Rio Arriba County: 271Roosevelt County: 108Sandoval County: 994San Juan County: 2,910San Miguel County: 37Santa Fe County: 482Sierra County: 25Socorro County: 68Taos County: 83Torrance County: 52Union County: 21Valencia County: 302County totals are subject to change upon further investigation and determination of residency of individuals positive for COVID-19.The Department of Health currently reports the following numbers of COVID-19 cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the following facilities:Cibola County Correctional Center: 5Otero County Prison Facility: 277Otero County Processing Center: 159Torrance County Detention Facility: 43The Department of Health currently reports the following numbers of COVID-19 cases among individuals held by the New Mexico Corrections Department at the following facilities:Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 24Lea County Correctional Facility: 2Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility: 1Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1Otero County Prison Facility: 467Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1Western New Mexico Correctional Facility: 1As of today, there are 148 individuals hospitalized in New Mexico for COVID-19. This number may include individuals who tested positive for COVID-19 out of state but are currently hospitalized in New Mexico. This number does not include New Mexicans who tested positive for COVID-19 and may have been transferred to a hospital out of state.As of today, there are 7,268 COVID-19 cases designated as having recovered by the New Mexico Department of Health.The Department of Health has identified at least one positive COVID-19 case in residents and/or staff in the past 28 days at the following long-term care and acute care facilities:The Adobe in Las CrucesAdvanced Health Care of Albuquerque in AlbuquerqueThe Aristocrat Assisted Living Center in AlamogordoAvamere Rehab at Fiesta Park in AlbuquerqueBear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in AlbuquerqueBeeHive Homes of Farmington in FarmingtonBloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation in BloomfieldBlue Horizon Assisted Living in Las CrucesBonney Family Home in GallupBrookdale Juan Tabo Place in AlbuquerqueCamino Healthcare in AlbuquerqueCasa Contenta Assisted Living in Rio RanchoCasa del Sol Center in Las CrucesCasa de Oro Center in Las CrucesCasa Real in Santa FeCedar Ridge Inn in Farmington Clayton Nursing and Rehab in ClaytonCrane’s Roost Care Home in AztecDesert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in HobbsEl Castillo in Santa FeGoodLife Senior Living in CarlsbadGood Samaritan Society in Las CrucesLife Care Center of Farmington in FarmingtonMontebello on Academy in AlbuquerqueThe Neighborhood in Rio RanchoNew Mexico State Veterans’ Home in Truth or ConsequencesNorth Ridge Alzheimer’s Special Care Center in AlbuquerquePrinceton Place in AlbuquerqueRed Rocks Care Center in GallupRetirement Ranches, Inc. in ClovisRetreat Healthcare in Rio RanchoThe Rio at Las Estancias in AlbuquerqueRio Rancho Center in Rio RanchoSagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las CrucesSandia Ridge Center in AlbuquerqueSombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Los AlamosSierra Health Care Center, Inc. in Truth or Consequences Sierra Springs Assisted Living in Los LunasSpanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in AlbuquerqueSunset Villa Care Center in RoswellTaos Living Center in TaosWelbrook Senior Living Las Cruces in Las CrucesWhite Sands Healthcare in HobbsThe Department of Health has detected community spread in the state of New Mexico and is investigating cases with no known exposure. The agency reports that given the infectious nature of the virus it is likely other residents are infected but yet to be tested or confirmed positive. To that end, all New Mexicans have been instructed to stay home except for outings absolutely necessary for health, safety and welfare. These additional restrictions have been enacted to aggressively minimize person-to-person contact and ensure spread is mitigated. New Mexicans are strongly urged to limit travel to only what is necessary for health, safety and welfare.The New Mexico Department of Health has active investigations into the positive patients, which includes contact-tracing and swabs of symptomatic individuals who have had contact with the positive cases.Every New Mexican must work together to stem the spread of COVID-19. Get tested. Stay home, especially if you are sick. Wear a mask or face covering when in public and around others.New Mexicans who report symptoms of COVID-19 infection, such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and/or loss of taste or smell should call their health care provider or the NMDOH COVID-19 hotline immediately (1-855-600-3453).Thanks to increased statewide testing capacity, the following people may now be considered for COVID-19 testing: Symptomatic people displaying the COVID-19 symptoms of cough, fever, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and/or loss of taste or smell;Asymptomatic people who are close contacts or household members of New Mexico residents who have already tested positive for the coronavirus;Asymptomatic residents in nursing homes;Asymptomatic people in congregate settings such as homeless shelters, group homes, detention centers; andAsymptomatic people who are currently working.New Mexicans who have non-health-related questions or concerns can also call 833-551-0518 or visit newmexico.gov, which is being updated regularly as a one-stop source for information for families, workers and others affected by and seeking more information about COVID-19.
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Auto-Wares Group of Companies has announced the passing of Freddie Bunting II. Bunting passed away surrounded by family on Aug. 7 after a long, hard-fought battle with melanoma cancer.Freddie was born on June 7, 1972, in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and was raised in Ada, Michigan. Freddie was given a second chance at life thru a bone marrow transplant in 1984 from Jean Goken at the University of Iowa. Freddie graduated high school from Forest Hills Central and went on to graduate college from Northwood University in Midland, Michigan. Freddie cut the opening ribbon for the Ronald McDonald House in Grand Rapids.He enjoyed working many years at Auto-Wares Group of Companies in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He was part of the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity, was a huge University of Michigan football fan and loved attending the Indy 500 every year. Above everything, Freddie was a proud father to his three children, Alex, Evan, and Tessa Bunting. Freddie cherished all of his many friends and impacted everyone he met. Freddie was so full of life and lived it to the fullest.The Bunting family is mourning the loss of this deeply loved father/son/brother and the special role he played in their family. He was loved, is missed and will always be cherished. Survived by his loving children Alex (16), Evan (16) and Tessa (10), his parents Karen & Fred Bunting and his siblings Robert & Tracie. He fought his cancer with a vengeance to try to have as much time as possible with his children, which he loves so much.AdvertisementA memorial service will be held on at 2 p.m. on Aug. 16 in Cascade, Michigan. A Celebration of Life Reception will follow in Grand Rapids.In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to the Fred A. Bunting II Fund in Melanoma Research to stop the deaths of others from this devastating cancer.Click here to read his full obituary.Service details are below. CORRECTION: A previous version of this story incorrectly stated that Freddie Bunting II was owner of Auto-Wares and A-1 Truck Parts. His father, Fred Bunting Sr., is the owner of the businesses. We regret the error.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement
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Kent County Council’s launch of a quasi-commercial legal arm has been delayed once again, the Gazette understands, in what could be a sign of the diminishing allure of alternative business structures for local authority legal teams.More than a year has passed since the council began the procurement process for a commercial partner to form a groundbreaking joint venture ABS, into which Kent Legal Services staff would transfer.The council, which was expected to make a decision on the final bidder this month, has concluded its scoring of the bidder’s submission. But planned reports to the policy and resources committee last week and to the cabinet today have been postponed to allow further discussions.A spokesperson for the council told the Gazette the procurement process ‘has included a range of complex and confidential discussions with potential partners’. ‘This will be taken for a cabinet decision in the autumn, and it would be premature for [Kent County Council] to make any further comment at this time,’ the spokesperson said.Meanwhile, other local authority legal teams are looking at new ways to generate income without going down the ABS route.Norfolk’s public sector legal services organisation nplaw has won a two-year contract to provide services to Maldon District Council.Nplaw already carries out work for eight Norfolk councils and several public sector organisations.The contract, worth £100,000, will involve drafting and negotiating section 106 agreements with developers for large-scale and strategic planning applications submitted for sites allocated under Maldon’s local development plan.Maldon District Council said it was not shrinking its legal team. ‘The council has always sought independent legal advice on section 106 agreements as we only have a small in-house legal team and [section 106 agreements] is a specialised area,’ a spokesperson for Maldon said.Chris Skinner, assistant practice director of nplaw, said his organisation was in the ‘early stage’ of considering whether an ABS ‘might be appropriate in the future, [but] we already feel that we have got opportunities to do a lot of trading without having to do that’.Skinner said there is ‘tremendous scope’ for innovation with existing arrangements under the Local Authorities (Goods and Services) Act 1970.‘In the last few years we have seen more and more shared services being set up,’ Skinner said. ‘I think most of them, like us, see external income coming from services to other local authorities.’Lewes District Council and Eastbourne Borough Council, which combined legal services earlier this year, have no plans to seek ABS status ‘at present’, a spokesperson said, ‘although we’re not ruling that out for the future’.‘We’re satisfied that existing local authority powers presently give us sufficient scope to undertake all the external work which is coming our way.’The two East Sussex mid-tier councils are in ‘early discussions’ about extending services with two more local authorities.
ITALY: Electrification specialist Gruppo Bonomi has updated its Omnia cantilever design with what it terms a ‘self-supporting’ variant suited to use in tunnels and other restricted access sites.The Omnia range of overhead line structures has been offered by the Italian supplier since 2008 and has been approved for use across the RFI network in Italy and with Network Rail in the UK, where it has most recently been installed on Scottish electrification projects. The updated variant was introduced at InnoTrans in September, initially for use on main lines electrified at 3 kV DC. However, the company is working to develop the design ‘in the coming months’ for use on 25 kV 50 Hz electrified lines.The supplier says that the cantilever offers a number of advantages, including improved friction behaviour, an enhanced ability to handle longer spans, improved structural flexibility and enhancements to the support structure. It also retains many of the features of the previous iteration, including minimal use of sub-components, a lightweight design and production with sustainable materials.
Singer-songwriter Frank Turner has announced the release of his latest album, Live In Newcastle.The digital-only record is due out on 24th April on Xtra Mile Recordings/Polydor Records. It was recorded by Turner and his band The Sleeping Souls live at the O2 City Hall in Newcastle in late 2019, as part of their UK-wide headline tour in support of his latest studio album No Man’s Land.The album takes listeners inside a snapshot of one of Turner’s legendary live shows, featuring unplugged sets performed in seated venues – an unusual shake-up for him – and 20 tracks from his extensive back catalogue. It also includes introspective and deeply personal discussions of the songs performed, shedding new light on old favourites.Speaking about this alternate approach to his 2019 shows (across which the full-band sets followed up a solo acoustic opener from Turner), Turner said: “The story-telling set that I put together with the Sleeping Souls last year was a new venture, an experiment, a risk, and in the end a huge success – I couldn’t be more proud of the way we found a new angle on my songs and my live show. I’m excited that we managed to capture the magic and get it out there for everyone to enjoy.”The track listing for Live In Newcastle is:The Ballad of Me & My FriendsI Knew Prufrock Before He Got FamousJourney of the MagiSubstituteIsabelRedemptionReasons Not To Be An IdiotI Am DisappearedTell Tale SignsOne Foot Before the OtherThe Way I Tend To BeThe Opening Act Of SpringLove Forty DownThere She IsDon’t WorryBalthazar ImpresarioPhotosynthesisRecoveryI Still BelieveBe More KindThe announcement arrives alongside Turner’s current series of virtual fundraiser gigs, #IndependentVenueLove, which aims to raise money to support independent venues during the current coronavirus crisis. So far the campaign has raised over £1,000 for London venue Nambucca and helped to save The Joiner’s Arms in Southampton from closure. Sessions are currently taking place every Thursday evening UK time via Turner’s Facebook page, with tonight’s (16th April) session raising money for Tunbridge Wells Forum.Having been forced to cancel his own recent 2020 tour dates due to coronavirus, Turner recently marked what would have been the Nottingham gig by hosting a viewing party for his ‘Show 2000 – Nottingham Rock City – 15/12/2016’ DVD release, filmed at his 2000th solo show four years ago. Over 6,000 fans tuned into his Youtube channel for the screening and live Q&A.Originally from Hampshire, Frank Turner began his career as the vocalist of the band Million Dead, before releasing his debut solo album, Sleep Is For The Weak, in 2005. Since then he has released a further seven studio albums, with his latest record, 2019’s No Man’s Land, becoming his fourth consecutive top three album to date. He is also a prolific live performer, having played over 2,400 live shows in his solo career.Frank Turner and The Sleeping Souls’ new album Live In Newcastle is available for pre-order now.
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Ilustrasi kecelakaan kereta di Ratu Jaya Depok Di Indonesia, kecelakaan kereta api seperti hal yang biasa dan bisa menjadi luar biasa bila korban jiwa mencapai ratusan orang. Beberapa kecelakan kereta bahkan terkenal dan dijadikan sebuah film untuk mengenang kejadian tersebut, salah satunya adalah tkecelakaan kereta di Bintaro.Baca juga: Darman Prasetyo – Masinis Muda Heroik di Tragedi Bintaro 2 Yang TerlupakanNamun, KabarPenumpang.com kali ini tak akan membahas tentang kecelakaan kereta Bintaro tetapi kecelakaan lain di daerah Depok yang cukup memakan korban jiwa. Ya, kecelakaan kereta api yang terjadi di desa Ratu Jaya, Depok, Jawa Barat. Tepatnya di perlintasan antara Stasiun Depok dengan Stasiun Citayam yang mana di masa itu jalur Depok menuju ke Bogor masih menggunakan satu jalur alias jalur tunggal. Kecelakaan ini mengakibatkan 116 korban meninggal dunia dan puluhan orang mengalami luka baik ringan maupun berat.Insiden maut ini terjadi pada 52 tahun silam tepatnya pada 20 September 1968. Kecelakaan maut ini tercatat menjadi kecelakaan terburuk dalam sejarah perkeretaapian di Indonesia sebelum Tragedi Bintaro pada 19 Oktober 1987.Peristiwa ini sendiri bermula saat sebuah kereta api uap Bumel yang klasik dengan kereta api cepat berlokomotif diesel modern tipe BB200. Kemudian beberapa gerbong tergelincir dan terbalik setelah tumbukan tersebut.Korban banyak dari gerbong depan kedua kereta di mana sebagian dibawa ke Rumah Sakit Harapan di Depok dan lainnya ke Bogor. Pada laporan awal menyebutkan korban meninggal dunia sebanyak 30 orang dan 48 orang luka serius serta 150 orang luka ringan.Peristiwa kecelakaan kereta di Ratu Jaya ini sendiri menjadi satu diantara lima kecelakaan kereta maut di Indonesia. Bahkan kecelakaan di Ratu Jaya bukan hanya sekali, tetapi pada 25 tahun setelahnya tepat pada 2 November 1993 kembali terjadi.Baca juga: Hari ini 31 Tahun Lalu, Terjadi Kecelakaan Kereta Terbesar di India, Tewaskan 140 Orang!Saat itu dua KRL ekonomi bertabrakan di desa Ratu Jaya di mana benturan keras membuat dua kepala kereta mencuat ke atas hampir setinggi tiga meter. Dalam insiden kedua ini sebanyak 20 orang meninggal dunia dan seratus orang lebih terluka. Meski begitu peristiwa kecelakaan di Ratu Jaya sendiri kalah menarik dibandingkan Tragedi Bintaro.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedInilah 10 Kecelakaan Kereta Terburuk di Dunia21/04/2018In “Darat”Hari ini 31 Tahun Lalu, Terjadi Kecelakaan Kereta Terbesar di India, Tewaskan 140 Orang!08/07/2019In “Darat”Kereta Barang Tergelincir di Kongo, Sepuluh Penumpang Gelap Tewas12/11/2018In “Darat”
Rugby League Ben Hunt’s return to the starting side and attacking sparks from Matt Dufty and Zac Lomax propelled the Dragons to a 34-4 win over Manly last night. Hunt (pictured) was influential at hooker, setting up a try and booting Manly into submission by finding the open spaces of Netsrata Jubilee Stadium with kicks before the last tackle. The Sea Eagles struck first through Joel Thompson but St George Illawarra ran in six unanswered tries – four in the second half – to secure their third victory of the year. Without injured stars Tom Trbojevic and Dylan Walker and the suspended Addin Fonua-Blake, Manly appeared lost at times. Dufty’s hot form continued as the fullback recorded 192 metres, 70 of which came from a scintillating first-half try against the grain, while Lomax set up two tries and scored one. And Dragons winger Mikaele Ravalawa rattled off several monstrous hits – a couple on Brad Parker – that brought the 1571-strong crowd to their feet. He also scored a try. Manly rung some late changes with Cade Cust replacing Lachlan Croker as starting five-eighth, Brendan Elliot coming in at fullback with Tevita Funa out and prop Morgan Boyle starting. Second-rower Thompson, once a Dragons fan favourite, overpowered Corey Norman to score from a Daly Cherry-Evans short ball in the eighth minute. Des Hasler’s side lacked fluency in their following forays to Dragons territory as some sloppy passing stifled their movements. A swirling midfield bomb that found open space looked like it could produce more Sea Eagles points but a dogged St George Illawarra again survived. Ravalawa revved up the fans into a chant as he maintained the rage in defence. And the noise soon increased as prop Josh Kerr burst onto a Hunt pass on the last tackle to claim his second NRL try. Lomax’s goal edged the hosts ahead after 29 minutes. Just when it seemed the Sea Eagles would hit right back, Dufty’s blinding speed kept St George Illawarra’s party going. Cherry-Evans made a break but he found Lomax instead of a supporting Manly teammate. The Dragons centre linked with Dufty who scorched up the touchline to extend the lead. St George Illawarra were lively to begin the second half with halfback Adam Clune nearly engineering a third unanswered try. Jordan Pereira, in his first game back from a two-game suspension, earned the ire of the officials in being placed on report for a late tackle. The fans weren’t impressed when Manly successfully challenged a knock-on call and kept possession in attacking range but they stood and applauded after the Dragons’ defence held firm. A charging Tyson Frizell ended up in the in-goal at the other end, only for the Sea Eagles to prevent him from grounding the Steeden. Dufty shot through to collect a ricocheted Norman kick before nudging ahead for himself. – nrl.com
OXFORD — Each week we go back through Ole Miss’ previous game to find three plays that, for better or for worse, tell the story of it. This week: Ole Miss’ 35-20 win at Texas A&M.2:22, FIRST QUARTERImgurThe situation: Ole Miss started this drive on its own 1 and has just incrementally worked its way downfield until it has first-and-10 at the Texas A&M 28. Ole Miss lines up in its 11 personnel (one running back, one tight end, three wide receivers) with Evan Engram as the H-back and I’Tavius Mathers lined up to Bo Wallace’s right.ImgurThere’s a run fake built into this set, with the offensive line zone-blocking to their right with the ball-carrier. Wallace is going to run a sprint out to his left, away from his blocking scheme. This run fake is key, because the eight Texas A&M players not covering a wide receiver all sell out for it. Engram has slipped his way down the line and is the dump-off route, and picked up by both an outside linebacker and the strong safety (true freshman Donovan Wilson). Laquon Treadwell, the receiver lined up on the left side, has run a 10-yard curl and has single man coverage.ImgurMan-on-man coverage with Treadwell is the Ole Miss offense’s bread-and-butter, but Wallace had other ideas on this play. The run fake, and the Aggies’ resulting insistence on double-covering a dump-off route, has left slot receiver Cody Core open across the middle of the field. Wallace stops his sprint out in a clean fashion, and steps into his throw to Core at the 15. Core adds on five more yards on the end of the play, setting up Wallace’s touchdown run on the very next play.OleMissA&M113:22, SECOND QUARTERImgurThe situation: Following Ole Miss’ score to make it 14-0 Texas A&M has put together a drive that is starting to threaten. It’s first-and-10 at the Ole Miss 40, and the Aggies come out in 10 personnel (one running back, four wide receivers). Ole Miss is in its 4-2-5, but has outside linebacker Serderius Bryant and nickel corner Tony Conner out wide of the tackle box. Depending on the path of the duel slot receivers, they can either play the man or hand off to the safeties and play run support.ImgurOle Miss is creating havoc from the word go here. QB Kenny Hill hands the ball off to Tra Carson, who is running to the left side (the Aggies’ strong side, because of top NFL prospect Cedric Ogbuehi at left tackle). Center Mike Matthews, also a NFL prospect, pulls out to lead the way for Carson. But nose tackle Bryon Bennett, playing the left side, got such great penetration off the snap it slowed down the right guard on his way to the second level and middle linebacker Keith Lewis. Fadol Brown is working Ogbuehi up the field, narrowing Carson’s path. And Conner immediately came up in run support, beating the blocking receiver to the spot.ImgurLewis shows himself in the b-gap (between tackle and guard), so Carson has to continue keeping the run on a wide path. That just plays into Ole Miss’ favor. Carson is still four yards from the line of scrimmage when Conner takes away the c-gap at the line of scrimmage, and Brown has worked his way towards the hashmarks to further stretch the play. By the time Carson gets to the hashmark and turns to run upfield, he has five unblocked Ole Miss players surrounding him. Lewis finishes off a sensational play by getting inside of Matthews and making the first hit, but Carson is gang-tackled by three Rebels for no gain.This is Ole Miss’ defense in a nutshell: two of the five were the backside linemen, Robert Nkemdiche and C.J. Johnson. The defense is built on speed and playing aggressive, both of which are never more apparent when teams try to run to the sideline against it. It rarely works, and this is as good of an example for why as any.OleMissA&M20:13, THIRD QUARTERImgurThe situation: Texas A&M has scored to make it a 21-7 game, and all of a sudden the Ole Miss offense has to go back to work. It’s on the Texas A&M 33, facing second-and-10. The Rebels come out in five-wide, which has stretched the A&M defense. The Aggies have five on the line of scrimmage, with four defenders covering trips to the left and single coverage on the right.ImgurThe inside receiver is going to run an inside crossing route, which becomes another example of Texas A&M double-covering the wrong man. The linebacker and safety both trail him, which gives Wallace single coverage on the two outside receivers.ImgurWallace goes for wide receiver Quincy Adeboyejo, who is running a streak and beats his man down the field. Adeboyejo has not had the total impact so far this season that was envisioned for him (13 catches, 185 yards, two TDs after six games), but this is a very nice route and catch for the sophomore. It’s also a throw Wallace stepped into, threw on-time and with great touch. When you talk about where Wallace has made strides as a passer in 2014, this is a great example. It was also a pivotal moment in the game, shutting off any momentum the Aggies may have had at the moment.3Q MISS B. Wallace pass,to Q. Adeboyejo for 33 yds for a TD, (G. Wunderlich KICK)
LAFOLLETTE, TN., (WLAF) – As Campbell County Sheriff’s Deputy John Minor approached a home on Sealander’s Lane on Sunday, he could hear a man, later identified as Danny Wilson, and a female yelling at each other. Before the evening was over, there was more yelling and an admission of heavy drinking.When Minor spoke to the female she alleged Wilson had thrown her through a closet and onto the ground and then through the bathroom and onto the ground. Minor noted in his report the victim had an abrasion on the back of her left arm that was starting to turn bluish in color, according to a report from the sheriff’s department.Wilson was in the bedroom with the door closed and refused to come out for several minutes. When Wilson finally came into the living room, he allegedly began yelling at the victim and she began yelling back. Minor said in his report he told “both to shut up because they were acting like children.”“I didn’t hit my wife, I pushed her because she drives me nuts,” Wilson told police.“I may have pushed her too hard,” he later admitted. As police investigated the situation, it appeared that alcohol was a factor. Wilson told police the couple had been drinking Bud Light, Yager, Tequila and Vodka.Wilson, 55, 121 Sealanders Lane, LaFollette is charged with domestic assault. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED 06/19/2019-6 AM)Share this:FacebookTwitter
By Peter HallLIVERPOOL, England (Reuters) – Mohamed Salah’s delightful first-half strike gave Liverpool a 1-0 win over Napoli at Anfield yesterday that sent them into the Champions League’s last 16 and the Italian side crashing out.Liverpool knew that a 1-0 win, or a victory by two goals or more, would be enough to seal a top-two spot in Group C, and Salah was again the hero for the hosts, scoring what proved to be the winner in the 34th minute.Napoli pressed for a leveller in the second half, with Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson denying Arkadiusz Milik in stoppage time, but the home side’s resolute defence – which has conceded just six Premier League goals all season so far – stood firm.Paris St Germain’s 4-1 victory at Red Star Belgrade meant they finished top with 11 points while Napoli, who started the day leading the way, exited the competition as Liverpool snatched second spot on goals scored after both teams finished with nine points.Jurgen Klopp stuck with the midfield three that struggled against PSG in their last Champions League match and it was Napoli who found their rhythm first, creating some promising openings early on.Salah was then presented with a glorious opportunity to break the deadlock, but his touch let him down at the last moment while at the other end, Marek Hamsik could not find the target from a good position.Kalidou Koulibaly was doing a fine job of marking Salah, until the Egyptian produced a moment of magic to score the only goal of the game, skipping past Koulibaly before slotting in from a tight angle — his 34th goal for Liverpool in 2018 in all competitions.Liverpool really should have extended their lead in the second half, with Salah firing wide from a good position, before Sadio Mane was denied by a fine save from David Ospina.Napoli saved their best attacking play for the latter stages, with Jose Callejon firing over from close range, before Mane somehow shot wide when he should have scored.Milik almost broke Liverpool hearts right at the death, only to be denied by Alisson, who raced from his line to make a game-saving block.