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Troop surge debate rages

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first_imgSouthern California lawmakers split along party lines Tuesday as Congress opened debate on the Iraq War and a Democratic resolution opposing President Bush’s plan to add more 21,500 troops to the effort. But many local families most closely touched by the war said they are torn over the proposed troop increase and what Congress’ response should be. “If the troops get extra help, great,” said Carolyn Steinbacher of La Crescenta, whose 22-year-old son, Nicholas, an Army specialist, was killed last December by a roadside bomb in Iraq. But, Steinbacher added, “If you send more troops, you put families in the situation that I’m in – the loss of a child. We’re caught between the fire and the frying pan.” Local lawmakers came down strongly along party lines, with Republicans accusing their political rivals of sending a disheartening message and offering no alternative. A vote on the resolution is expected by the end of the week. “The impact that it has on troops is a great concern,” said Rep. Elton Gallegly, R-Thousand Oaks. “Is there not a contradiction when you say, `We support our troops’ and the way we support them in the next breath is not to give them reinforcement?” Added Rep. David Dreier, R-Glendora: “It tries to shroud their lack of support in our troops with platitudes. You cannot claim to support our troops without supporting their mission.” While some Republicans expressed support for the troop increase, other GOP lawmakers avoided the topic altogether and instead focused on attacking the resolution as harmful to morale. “\ some serious doubts about the military strategy, but this resolution is silliness,” said James Geoffrey, a spokesman for Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon, R-Santa Clarita. “You’re sending troops into battle with one house of the Congress saying, `We support you, we just don’t support what you’re doing.’ That’s not helpful.” Democrats, meanwhile, stood their ground in opposition. “I’m going to strongly support the House resolution,” said Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Pasadena, who voted in favor of the 2003 invasion but feels that increasing troop levels is the wrong direction. “The Shiites and the Sunnis are going to have to decide that they want to live together in the same nation, and if they don’t, no amount of American military force is going to persuade them otherwise,” Schiff added. Schiff dismissed GOP statements that Democrats have no alternative, and said his party is calling for stepped-up diplomatic efforts and a military draw-down. “I think they would like to posit if you don’t agree with escalation, there’s no alternative. That’s not the case,” Schiff said. Rep. Hilda Solis, D-El Monte, held up photographs of soldiers from her district who had been killed in Iraq. “The president’s proposal to escalate ignores the real needs of our troops,” she said. Rep. Linda S nchez, D-Cerritos, called the resolution “the clearest and most nonpartisan” she had seen in Congress related to Iraq. Rep. Grace Napolitano, D-Santa Fe Springs, also plan to support it, a spokesman said. Schiff said he does not believe that troops in Iraq see the resolution as an abandonment of U.S. support. “The troops are very sophisticated about what’s going on back home. Many of them also have mixed feelings about the direction of the war, just as the American public does,” he said. But Ed Blecksmith of San Marino, whose 22-year-old son J.P. – a U.S. Marine – died in Iraq during the 2004 battle of Fallujah, said he is convinced the resolution undermines troop morale and the cause behind his son’s death. “I don’t like what Congress is doing. They’re playing rather frivolously with the lives of our troops over there,” Blecksmith said. “If we pull out now, then J.P. will have died in vain.” On the other hand, some war protesters say Congress isn’t going far enough. Monica Carrasco, a member of the Foothills Peace Coalition – some of whose members were kicked out of Dreier’s office during a Tuesday protest – criticized the “non-binding resolution” being debated. “Just the word `non-binding’ right there tells us that the Democrats are missing their backbone,” Carrasco said. “We want to see concrete, direct change, and these little gestures are not enough.” Staff Writer Alison Hewitt contributed to this story. lisa.friedman@langnews.com (202) 662-8731 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

Live updates: Warriors vs. Pelicans, Tuesday at 5 p.m.

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first_imgJoin us Tuesday at 5 p.m. for live news and analysis as the Warriors play out their second-to-last regular season game with not much at stake in New Orleans.The Warriors (56-24) clinched the top seed in the Western Conference playoffs with a resounding 131-104 victory in their last regular season game at Oracle on Sunday.The Warriors have won five straight games as they look to the start of the playoffs this weekend. Tuesday’s game will be essentially a glorified scrimmage as Golden …last_img read more

Raiders studs, duds in victory over Colts

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first_imgINDIANAPOLIS — The Raiders made things infinitely harder on themselves than was necessary, but the end result was as satisfying to coach Jon Gruden as any he can remember.“I’m as proud of this win as any one I’ve ever had before,” Gruden said after a 31-24 win over the Indianapolis Colts Sunday at Lucas Oil Stadium.The Raiders jumped to a 14-0 lead, seized control with an epic 16-play, 82-yard third-quarter drive … Click here if you’re unable to view the photo gallery on your mobile device.last_img read more

Beware: Tick numbers could be on the rise this spring

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first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The warm winter weather has many concerned that ticks will be early and plentiful this spring. Those working outdoors need to be on the lookout.Aside from just providing a serious case of the heebie-jeebies, ticks are a real, and growing threat to human and animal health because they carry diseases. According to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, blacklegged ticks are active throughout the year in Ohio with the adults active in the spring, fall and winter. The nymphs are active in the spring and summer and the larvae are active in late summer. The onset of human Lyme disease cases occurs all year in Ohio, but incidents peak in summer following the emergence of the nymphs.Lyme disease is caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi and is transmitted to humans through the bite of infected blacklegged ticks, according to the Ohio Department of Health. Typical symptoms include fever, headache, fatigue and a characteristic skin rash called erythema migrans — the “bull’s-eye” rash. Lyme disease occurs primarily in the Northeastern and upper Midwestern United States with Ohio located in between. Ohio has reported fairly low occurrence of Lyme disease in the past, but since 2010 blacklegged tick populations in Ohio have increased dramatically and their range continues to expand, particularly in the forest habitats. Increased cases of Lyme disease have followed.Greene County Christmas tree grower Matt Mongin had an awful run-in with Lyme disease that he hopes to help others avoid.Matt Mongin had a nasty run in with Lyme disease.“After 30 years in the Christmas tree business, in 2015 I encountered Lyme disease. I am not sure when I got it, but in the fall just before we opened our farm after Thanksgiving I got seriously sick. My wife took me to the emergency room and within 24 hours I lost consciousness,” Mongin said. “The physicians in the ICU weren’t sure if I would live. They gave me a cocktail of antibiotics that they thought might help and it worked. Within three or four days I regained consciousness and I was better but I was in the hospital for 13 days. I lost my entire 2015 sales season. It took another 4.5 months of daily injections of antibiotics to cure the Lyme disease.”The Center for Disease Control reports 30,000 new cases of Lyme disease each year around the country, but experts believe that most cases are never reported. There were 112 Ohio confirmed Lyme disease cases in 2015 with 42 more probable cases, up from 58 in 2005.“Lyme disease specialists around the country say that Lyme disease is hugely under reported and their current estimate is 300,000 new cases each year,” Mongin said.The best protection from tick bites is to simply avoid areas where they are present during the months when the nymphs are most active from March through August. Of course, many in agriculture do not have that option.“The next best thing to do is to understand the life cycle of the tick. They have a complex life cycle with four phases from eggs to larvae to nymph to adult. At each phase they need a blood meal from a warm-blooded mammal,” he said. “Typically the smallest ticks have their blood meal from a mouse or other small rodent.  The larger ticks look for bigger mammals like humans.”Because the nymphs require larger animals for a food source, they are highly dependent on deer in Ohio to move and find mates. Fencing to prevent deer can be effective in avoiding ticks and Lyme disease in commonly used outdoor areas. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests tips to create tick-safe zones for children, family members and employees to make areas less attractive to ticks through landscaping. These include:• Clear tall grasses and brush around homes and at the edge of lawns.Place a three-foot wide barrier of wood chips or gravel between lawns and wooded areas and around patios and play equipment. This will restrict tick migration into recreational areas.Mow the lawn frequently and keep leaves raked.Stack wood neatly and in a dry area to discourage rodents that ticks feed on.Keep playground equipment, decks, and patios away from yard edges and trees and place them in a sunny location, if possible.Remove any old furniture, mattresses, or trash from the yard that may give ticks a place to hide.Mongin also stressed the importance of dressing appropriately.“When you are out in the woods you need to dress to prevent them from having access to your skin. They are out there and you want long pants and long shirts when you are outdoors near the woods or trees where ticks are,” he said. “Wear long pants, socks and long sleeved shirts. Tuck your pants into your socks or boots and secure them with a cord, rubber band or Velcro tie. Then shower as soon as you go indoors and look for ticks on your skin and in your hair. Wash and dry your clothing on high heat as soon as you can. Anti-tick sprays with Deet can also be helpful.”Ticks are flightless and do not jump. They crawl up tall grass, shrubs and bushes and wait for warm-blooded mammals to pass by. Then they grab onto fur or clothing and then crawl to areas of soft skin. Those who do find a tick on their skin need to remove it quickly.“Ideally you will see that tick and remove it quickly and if you do you will probably not get the disease. Ticks should be removed with a set of fine tweezers. Pull the tick’s head out of the skin and wash well with alcohol or soap and water. Heat or matches are not helpful. Then save the tick and show it to your doctor,” Mongin said. “You can take it in a plastic bag to your physician and they will advise you what to do next. Often they will give you an oral antibiotic to take for a couple of weeks and that will be the end of it. The bigger problem is if you have a tick bite and don’t know it.”Their bites do not cause itching so ticks can be hard to find. If it is not found and removed, a tick will feed and leave after a day or two.“The tick really needs to be embedded in your skin for a couple of days for you to get the disease. You may get a bulls-eye rash where the tick bit you and it is very distinctive. If you don’t get the rash but you’ve been bitten, you could get persistent Lyme disease that has flu-like systems with fever, headaches, joint pain, and chills,” Mongin said. “You need to talk to your medical professional and let them know that you have been in a position where you could have been exposed to ticks. Then they can do a blood test and get you the antibiotics you need to cure the disease. You probably will never know you have Lyme disease until you see a definitive rash or you have a blood test that shows you have antibodies to the bacteria that causes Lyme disease.”Antibiotics that are prescribed for Lyme disease include Amoxicillin, Tetracycline, Cefuroxime and Doxycycline. Left untreated, Lyme disease can be debilitating and challenging to cure.In addition to Lyme disease, the blacklegged tick is also the principal vector of human granulocytic anaplasmosis and babesiosis. The ticks may be co-infected with several disease agents, and some ticks may simultaneously infect a host with two or more of these diseases, according to Ohio State University Extension. Two other tick species in Ohio are medically important because they are disease vectors — the American dog tick and the lone star tick. All tick species are vectors of the heebie-jeebies.last_img read more

Java’s Not Dying, It’s Mutating

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first_imgMassive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Related Posts Tags:#enterprise#Trends klint finley IT + Project Management: A Love Affaircenter_img Yakov Fain, author of several books on Java, agrees. “Unfortunately, people who state that Java’s dead are not the people who use the latest Java technologies day in and day out,” Fain writes.O’Grady believes that Java use is declingng not because it is dying, but because there are so many specific use tools available now. O’Grady has written about this explosion of growth of specialized tools before. Although NoSQL databases provide an alternative to relational databases, it doesn’t mean that relational databases will go away. Likewise, Node.js provides a specialized alternative to Apache, but won’t kill Apache. So it goes with Java. From Clojure to Ruby to Node.js, there are many alternatives to Java. But Interest in Java is still high. O’Grady presents various data to make the case, including this analsysis of the comments on Hacker News: RedMonk’s Stephen O’Grady challenges the conventional wisdom that Java is dying – a position typified by recent comments from Forrester analysts. O’Grady acknowledges that although Java has peaked in terms of popularity, it is hardly the dead end that Forrester claims it is.O’Grady bases his claims on various data collected by RedMonk. RedMonk’s research is focused on developers, instead of enterprise “decision makers.” “We advantage this audience simply because we believe that bottom up adoption is more predictive of technology direction than top down procurement, but reasonable minds may obviously disagree,” O’Grady writes.This diagram illustrates the thinking behind RedMonk’s focus on developers: O’Grady also notes how important Java is to platforms like Hadoop, HBase and Cassandra. “Even as the rapid expansion of the Hadoop ecosystem permits the usage of more accessible languages like Python (Dumbo) and Ruby (Wukong), Java is the foundation upon which the entire edifice rests.” One might also mention Scala’s use of the JVM in this context, and the use of Java on Android devices.What we’re witnessing is not the death of Java, but its transformation. It’s moving from being just a general use platform that dominated the enterprise to being the guts of many disparate technologies for various special applications. Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…last_img read more

Bar polls at Karkardooma, Tis Hazari courts on Dec. 13

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first_imgThe Delhi High Court on Friday allowed elections of the bar associations at Tis Hazari and Karkardooma district courts here to be held on December 13. The elections of the bar associations at Tis Hazari and Karkardooma courts were earlier scheduled to be held on November 5 and 7 respectively. However, they were stayed by the High Court following the November 2 clash between lawyers and the police here.A Bench of Justices G.S. Sistani and Anup Jairam Bhambhani said the elections shall be monitored by retired Justice Kailash Gambhir at Tis Hazari court and by retired Justice Vinod Goel at Karkardooma courts.The High Court had on November 4 postponed the elections till further orders.Lawyers and the police had clashed at the Tis Hazari court complex here on November 2 during which at least 20 police personnel and several lawyers were injured while many vehicles vandalised or set on fire, according to officials.last_img read more

LeBron James ‘would love’ to have Dwyane Wade in Cleveland

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first_imgLATEST STORIES LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City 2 gov’t execs wary of having separate dep’t for disaster risk reduction PLAY LIST 03:102 gov’t execs wary of having separate dep’t for disaster risk reduction00:50Trending Articles00:51Clarkson on being PH flag-bearer: One of the happiest moments in my career01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Knicks put cap on Carmelo Anthony era in NY Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa MOST READ Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James answers questions during the NBA basketball team media day, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, in Independence, Ohio. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)LeBron James said he would love Dwyane Wade to join the Cleveland Cavaliers.Wade and the Chicago Bulls have reached a buyout agreement and Cleveland is among his potential destinations. James and Wade won a couple of NBA titles together with the Miami Heat and are close friends.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF presidentcenter_img View comments Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  The two played four seasons together and had as many finals appearances with the Heat. Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  READ: Wade, Bulls agree on buyout“I would love D-Wade to be a part of this team. I think he brings another championship DNA, a championship pedigree, brings another playmaker to the team who can get guys involved and can make plays and also just has a great basketball mind and I think it would be great to have him here,” said James.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe 32-year-old James, who is entering his 15th NBA season, said Monday at the Cavaliers media day that he has spoken to Wade, and plans to again.“I think it will be great to have him here and obviously our front office has done some great things throughout this summer so honestly, obviously, I’ve talked to D-Wade all summer and I probably will reach out to him as well, but it’s really not up to me, it’s kinda up to D-Wade,” James said. “If he can clear waivers then it’s up to our front office but I hope that we can bring him here. I would love to have him. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fightlast_img read more

Ajinkya Rahane, Prithvi Shaw added to Mumbai squad for Vijay Hazare semi-finals

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first_imgAjinkya Rahane and Prithvi Shaw will return to the Mumbai squad for the semi-finals of the Vijay Hazare Trophy tournament, chief selector Ajit Agarkar announced on Monday.Rahane and Shaw missed most of the league phase due to their commitment with the Indian cricket team. The duo along with Rohit Sharma are now all available for Mumbai’s clash with Delhi at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on October 17.Rohit’s participation after the semi-finals remain a doubt however, if Mumbai reach the final. Rohit has been selected in the Indian team for the first two ODIs of the five-match series against West Indies, starting on November 21 in Guwahati.Rahane and Shaw however, could feature in the final if Mumbai manage to beat Delhi on Wednesday.Shaw had played in the initial part of the tournament for the domestic giants before making a spectacular debut in the Test series against the Windies in which he picked up the man-of-the-series award too.Mumbai crushed Bihar by nine wickets in a lop-sided affair in the quarter-finals to make it to the semis on Sunday.Squad: Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer (C), Prithvi Shaw, Rohit Sharma, Jay Gokul Bista, Suryakumar Yadav, Siddhesh Lad, Aditya Tare, Eknath Kerkar, Shivam Dubey, Akash Parkar, Dhawal Kulkarni, Shams Mulani, Vijay Gohil, Tushar Deshpande, Royston Diaslast_img read more

10 months agoAC Milan signing Lucas Paqueta seeking Kaka inspiration

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first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say AC Milan signing Lucas Paqueta seeking Kaka inspirationby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLucas Paqueta is delighted with his move to AC Milan.The former Flamengo midfielder formally completed his move last week.”Kaka was one of my idols and my dream is to do as well at Milan as Kaka did, even if it’s probably not right to make comparisons. I’d simply like to do my job as well as I possibly can.”Paquetà will wear the Number 39 jersey and begin training with Milan ahead of the Italian Super Cup against Juventus on January 16.He will be unveiled by Milan on Tuesday. last_img read more

Ohio State Athlete of the Week Mens tennis Peter Kobelt

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Placing second at the 2012 ITA All-American Championships Sunday in Tulsa, Okla., Ohio State men’s tennis’ redshirt junior Peter Kobelt is more than pleased with his performance on the Case Tennis Center courts.“I was very happy with my performance, I beat five guys who are high on their respective team’s line-ups,” Kobelt said. “Being able to put five matches together like that and play that long in the tournament shows that I have been doing the right things over the summer training-wise and conditioning-wise. It was really nice to see.”The New Albany, Ohio, native won five matches, two of which were against top 10-ranked players. Kobelt fell in the singles finale to No. 6-seeded Alex Domijan of Virginia, 7-5, 6-1.Kobelt attributed his wins to his serving strengths and mobility.“I was serving at a very high percentage for serves and I was able to get around and hit a lot of forehands in the beginning to control the court,” Kobelt said.Coach Ty Tucker said he was impressed with Kobelt’s finish.“Obviously it was very strong, to finish No. 2 in the nation at that tournament is big,” Tucker said. “It’s the first time we have had a player finish in the individual All-American singles.”The redshirt junior also played in the doubles bracket beside senior Connor Smith, but the duo left Tulsa, Okla., without a doubles title after falling in the second round of competition.“We played OK, but we came up short, we played a tough team and it was bad weather,” Smith said. “It was only pro sets so it was tough, but we came out a bit slow.”In addition to finishing second in the nation this week, Kobelt is ranked as the No. 35 tennis player in the countrybut he said he was not sure of the ranking at first.“I had a general idea on where I would be from last season with the ongoing seniors that left,” Kobelt said. “I don’t know how comfortable I was, I had an OK season but I wasn’t too confident right from the beginning.”Tucker said Kobelt’s ranking has come as a result of the player utilizing his strengths as a player.“His biggest strengths are his serve and the fact that he is a junior now, but a redshirt junior, so it’s his fourth year and he knows what is expected of him,” Tucker said. “He knows what kind of game he has and what he needs to do.”Kobelt and the Buckeyes are scheduled to travel to East Lansing, Mich., on Oct. 18, to compete in the USTA/ITA Midwest Regional Championships. read more