Race DetailsWhen: March 30, 2013Where: Near Hayesville, North CarolinaWhat: 10, 20, 50 mile Adventure Race/Trail RaceStart time: 8:00 amRace size: 300Website: www.jackrabbitadventurerace.comThere will be 2 different adventure races held the same day, a 6 and a 12 hour. They will consist of traditional adventure race format, with teams navigating by map and compass, and searching for checkpoints along the way. All racers will receive a long sleeve wicking shirt and post race meal. Cash prizes for the winning 3 person coed team in both races. Registration is open at the race website.Event Start Location: Somewhere around Hayesville, NC(exact location will be disclosed in a racer update email one week before the race.)Course Descriptions:6 Hour: This beginner friendly/sprint race will utilize the fast and flowing Jackrabbit Mt Biking/Hiking trails and the surrounding Lake Chatuge area, and will require only basic navigational skills, while still providing a challenging course for the more experienced racer. Teams will be mountain biking, trail running/trekking, and paddling(flat and/or moving water) their way around the course. This race will cover approx. 20 miles(10-12 miles biking, 2-3 miles trekking, and 5-6 miles paddling) and all maps will be pre-plotted.12 Hour: This course will be much harder, covering approx. 50 miles around a course that will take racers into the Chattahoochee and/or Nantahala National Forests. This race is sure to get the AR juices flowing and put those cold winter months behind in preparation for a new racing season. Teams will be mountain biking, trekking, and paddling(flat and/or moving water) and its anybody’s guess where this adventure might take you. This course will also be the perfect chance for less experienced teams to take their racing to the next level, as there will be options(depending on skill, strategy, and time management) for these teams to cross the finish with their heads held high. One things for sure, though, this course will require good strategy, teamwork, and navigating skills, regardless of a teams experience.Insanity Trail Race: New at the Jackrabbit in 2013, The Insanity Trail Race! This race will take place at the same time as our 6 and 12 hour races, with a start time around 10:00am. What is an Insanity Trail Race? Think of it as a trail race that doesn’t stick to the trails, an AR with no navigation or fear of getting lost, and an obstacle course race where the only obstacles are the ones mother nature puts in your way. Runners will be making their way around a flagged course, on and off trails, to reach various checkpoints along the way to verify they stayed on course. This race will include lots of bushwhacking, climbing, sliding, scrambling, rock hopping, creek running, and any other craziness we decide to throw in! The course will be approx. 8-12 miles long with finishing times expected to be between 3 and 6 hours. There will be one water/aid station approx. halfway through the course. Racers will be required to carry their own water and food otherwise.There will be 3 divisions, solo male, solo female, and teams:Solos: This will be our elite division with winning male and female receiving cash prize.Teams: Can be of any size and must stay together and finish together. Time is calculated when all members cross the finish line. Prizes will be awarded to all members of the winning team.All racers will receive long sleeve wicking T’s and post race meal, as well as other goodies and a chance at the raffle!Exact start/finish will be within 30 minute drive of registration, and will be disclosed at packet pick-up/registration on morning of race between 6-8:30 am or Friday evening between 5:00-8:00pm.Check out the Jackrabbit site for further details! www.jackrabbitadventurerace.comRace ContactDale [email protected]
The effect of the vaccine shortage on coverage in children with asthma is unknown, the CDC says. The prioritization advice might have contributed to the higher rate in asthmatic children than in children with no asthma, or the shortage might have caused lower vaccinate rates in all children, relative to other seasons. The figure comes from the first attempt to estimate flu vaccination coverage specifically in children with asthma, for whom the shots have been recommended since 1964, the CDC reports in the Mar 9 issue of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Previously the CDC estimated a flu vaccination rate of 34.8% in 2004-05 for children with any of several risk factors for flu complications. That estimate, based on 685 children sampled in the CDC ‘s Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, did not include a separate assessment of coverage in children with asthma. The survey revealed a vaccination rate of 29.0% (95% confidence interval [CI], 24.5% to 33.9%) for children with asthma and 10.3% (95% CI, 9.3% to 11.5%) for children without asthma. Among children with asthma, 2- to 4-year-olds had the highest rate, 32.9%, versus 28.0% for 5- to 12-year-olds and 28.8% for 13- to 17-year-olds. In 2005 the CDC added questions about flu vaccination in children to its National Health Interview Survey, an ongoing, in-person household survey of the US civilian population. In the interviews, information about one randomly selected child from each household is collected from an adult family member. The 2004-05 flu season brought an unexpected shortage of vaccine, when problems at a Chiron plant in England kept about 50 million doses off the US market. Because of the shortage, the CDC recommended prioritizing high-risk groups for vaccination, and children with asthma were included in the priority group of people with chronic medical conditions, the report notes. Responses from interviews conducted between March and August of 2005 were used to estimate vaccination coverage in the preceding flu season. A total of 5,124 children, aged 2 to 17 years, were included in the analysis; children were considered vaccinated if they had received a flu shot between September 2004 and February 2005. The article says 557 children, or about 10.9% of the sample, were reported to have asthma. Nationally, about 8.9% of children younger than 18about 6.5 millionhad asthma in 2005, the CDC says. Mar 8, 2007 (CIDRAP News) Only about 29% of the 6.5 million American children with asthma, a group at risk for influenza complications, received flu shots in the 2004-05 season, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said today. Children who had asthma and had had an attack in the year preceding the interview had significantly higher vaccination coverage than those who had had no episodes in the preceding year: 35.9% versus 20.0% (P<.001). Vaccination coverage also increased with the number of medical visits in the preceding year. The CDC says possible ways to boost vaccination rates include year-round scheduling of flu vaccination appointments and computerized reminder systems. In a 2006 study, vaccination coverage for children with asthma increased significantly from 23.2% to 35.1% after a year-round scheduling policy was adopted. Although children with asthma were nearly three times as likely to have been vaccinated as children without asthma, the finding indicates that "influenza vaccination coverage among children with asthma is inadequate and that opportunities for vaccination during health-care provider visits likely are being missed," the CDC says. CDC. Influenza vaccination coverage among children with asthmaUnited States, 2004-05 influenza season. MMWR 2007 Mar 9;56(9):193-6 [Full text]
Fury, who drew with Wilder in their previous bout in December 2018, believes his opponent is showing signs of nerves.Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a year”Wilder is very nervous. I can see his jumper going in and out from the big heart beat pounding out of his chest,” Fury said. “He’s terrified. He’s nervous as hell. He doesn’t know what to expect, and he’s getting knocked out.”#WilderFury2 presser is getting lit!!!Wilder and Fury can’t wait for it to be Saturday Night! #WBC #CONQUEReverything #Boxing pic.twitter.com/oSNklg0b71— World Boxing Council (@WBCBoxing) February 19, 2020Wilder laughed off Fury’s suggestion ahead of Saturday’s showdown, where he will defend his WBC title.”When I knock you out, go do stand-up comedy. You’ve got a career there,” Wilder told Fury. “You’ve got pillows for fists and that’s why I kept running through you.” Tyson Fury believes Deontay Wilder is “very nervous” ahead of their WBC heavyweight showdown as the pair almost came to blows Wednesday.Fury and Wilder faced off at a news conference just days from their rematch at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, and they shoved each other before being separated.
…Chief Constable admits ranks abusing authority Accusations have been made by the Market Vendors Union of vendors in Georgetown experiencing harassment from City Constables, but M&CC Chief Constable Andrew Foo recently denied that vendors are being harassed.Vendors’ Union president Eon Andrews has said he is concerned about the issue, since it happens to be an ongoing one. He has even alleged that City Constables have been extorting money from vendors.Chief Constable Andrew Foo“A lot of these constables go and shake down the vendors, always seeking to get a raise or to probably get a black bag from these people. They will be collecting these things from a vendor or two, and from the time that vendor stop (giving them anything), they arrest (that vendor),” he told this publication on Saturday.Lack of securityAndrews has also voiced concern that there is inadequate security in the market area, although constables are being paid to do their jobs.“We are concerned that you (City Constables) spend time harassing a set of persons who are trying to get a living, who are trying their best to confirm to the requirements of the City; and then the Constabulary in particular, right in front of them, there are those youngsters who hang around right in front of the parks, robbing people. It means then that people are now afraid to go in those areas and buy,” he complained.When contacted, Foo told Guyana Times he is unaware that vendors are being harassed by City Constables.He noted that it is the constables’ duty to ensure order is maintained in the City. “The Constabulary has a duty to perform in terms of the enforcement of laws. You mentioned some vendors who are making claims of harassment by constables. I, as we speak, have not been, in terms of formally or officially, notified of these claims, and I am saying this based on the fact that the Constabulary is a Policing body,” the Chief Constable explained.He went on to say that the Constabulary has provisions in place for persons who have claims of harassment, which can lead to necessary action being taken against constables.“We will conduct our investigations, which can lead to departmental, in terms of charges, or we can have those ranks placed before the court. Likewise, those persons can, depending on the nature of the matter, they can also make reports to the Police,” Foo said.The Chief Constable went on to note that, in keeping with the law, vending activities should not be done on the streets; and this would most times result in breaches of the law.Abusing authorityFoo admitted that he is aware of the fact that persons within the Constabulary have been abusing their authority, and he is urging vendors to make official reports at the City Constabulary, so that necessary action can be taken.Over the years, vendors have allegedly been facing harassment by City Constables attached to the Mayor and City Council (M&CC).In 2016, several vendors took to the streets in the form of a peaceful protest, as they sought to put an end to Council’s harassment.“I think to myself (that) Mr Royston King (Town Clerk) is overstepping his marks. To me, he is behaving as if he was not a poor person. Why is it that you are only attacking the vendors? There are no other working class persons that you can attack? Maybe because he believe that we are sitting at the road corner selling? We are doing a legitimate job, he should allow us to sell our time,” one vendor told Guyana Times.She said the complaints from City Hall are that vendors sometimes leave the area untidy. While that is true to some extent, she claims that council is receiving fees from vendors, and they must know who vends where. “They must be able to tax them, but Peter mustn’t pay for Paul, and Paul pay for all. He is punishing poor people,” she said.
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