“It was a way to explore,” said DiGennaro. “It’s not very far but I did go to New York City to play at Carnegie Hall a couple times and then I went to Australia, I think two years ago to play at the Sydney Opera House.” “Having the opportunity to be chosen to play in Vienna, or even play at Julliard every weekend like she does, these are not typical things,” said Carle. As far as her trip to Vienna, she’s most excited to see Mozart’s house. Music runs through her blood. Growing up with her dad and sister playing band instruments, she decided she wanted to start back in fourth grade. “She is just an amazing performer and really years ahead of so many other musicians, where the standard musician for her age would be,” said Windsor music teacher and band director Joel Carle. What started out as a hobby, turned into the journey of a lifetime. “I feel really lucky that my parents let me do some of that stuff, because I know some people don’t get to do that,” said DiGennaro. “I think it brings up the whole group, to have someone so strong in the band and so driven,” said Carle. “I told my dad I wanted to play trumpet to be like him, but he knew I liked the french horn sound better, so he gave me a french horn and called it a trumpet,” said DiGennaro. And the Windsor community is behind her, lifting her up, like how she does for her peers. This June, she’s playing on a global stage, showcasing her talent at the 2020 High School Honors Performance Series in Vienna. DiGennaro is currently in the Julliard pre-college program and that’s where she hopes to go to college. WINDSOR (WBNG) — You can find a lot of talent inside a high school band room, but Alex DiGennaro’s goes unmatched.
Aug 14 WHO statementhttp://www.who.int/csr/don/2007_08_14/en/index.html In its Aug 3 statement, the WHO had said that a 29-year-old miner who died Jul 14 had the deadly virus. The agency said the man had helped care for a 21-year-old miner who had fallen ill with similar symptoms in late June but had recovered. Contacts of the case-patients have been monitored and were “coming to the end of the period of their observation,” with no further cases detected, the WHO said. The earlier statement indicated all the suspected cases were in miners. Tests at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) “have confirmed Marburg virus infection in the putative index case, a mine worker, and in one of his close contacts during his illness,” the WHO said in a statement. Aug 15, 2007 (CIDRAP News) Only one additional case of Marburg hemorrhagic fever has been confirmed in Uganda since a single case and some suspected cases were reported there on Aug 3, the World Health Organization (WHO) said yesterday. In addition, experts from the CDC, the WHO, and the Ugandan government are working to identify the virus’s natural hosts and mode of transmission, with particular emphasis on the mines and surrounding area, the WHO said. See also: The presumed index case mentioned in yesterday’s statement was that of the 21-year-old miner who recovered, WHO spokesman Gregory Hartl told CIDRAP News. There is no vaccine or specific treatment for Marburg, a viral hemorrhagic fever similar to Ebola fever. In an outbreak in Angola in 2004 and 2005, 227 of 252 patients died. To contain the outbreak, the agency said, an international team including experts from the WHO and several other organizations is working with the Ugandan health ministry to strengthen surveillance, contact tracing, infection control, logistics, and social mobilization. Editor’s note: This story was revised Aug 16 to include a clarification from the World Health Organization about the identity of the index case-patient.
INDIANAPOLIS – Getting to the doctor may not be easy for the 130,000 Indiana children who still don’t have health insurance.According to a new report from the Georgetown Center for Children and Families, Indiana’s rate of uninsured children has essentially remained flat the past few years, at 8.2 percent. Report co-author Joan Alker said that’s higher than the national rate of slightly more than 7 percent.“The other interesting finding this year,” she said, “is that children in working families living on the brink of poverty are those that have the highest rate of uninsurance, compared to other income groups.”Alker said those are children who would benefit the most should Congress continue funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), which is set to expire next fall.Alker said there are many benefits to ensuring that all children have access to health coverage.“We do know from a lot of research that children who have coverage – be it private or public coverage – do better in school,” she said. “They have better access to primary and preventive health-care services, and their families are protected from bankruptcy that can arise from unpaid medical bills.”In the past five years, the number of uninsured children nationwide declined by 1.7 million – thanks in part to Medicaid and CHIP. Alker said a lot is riding on the outcome of Congress’ debate over reauthorizing CHIP.“I’m certainly guardedly optimistic that CHIP will be funded next year,” she said. “On the other hand, we do have a certain amount of difficulties in coming to agreement on anything. So, I hope that CHIP doesn’t get caught up in that.”The report also noted that Elkhart County’s uninsured-child rate of 17.9 percent is among the highest in the nation.Mary Kuhlman
“I don’t think it was a turning point or the reason why we won because we were very much in control but it always helps.” Newcastle caretaker boss John Carver’s initial thoughts were to agree with Martinez but he admits he will closely examine all footage over the next day or two before deciding the next course of action. “I have looked at it from four or five angles and it is not conclusive,” he said. “When it actually happened, from the reaction of the Everton players, straight away I thought ‘that must be a red’. But when I came in and looked at it, it was very difficult to decide. “I will look at it again and if it is worthy of a sending off then I will accept it but if it is not I will appeal. “There seemed to be more of their players surrounding the situation than our players.” With nothing to play for Newcastle are limping towards the end of the season but Carver stressed that would not be allowed to happen and there was an immediate dressing room inquest after the game, although he was keen to point out it was not confrontational. “A few of the guys had a few composed words after the match,” he added. “I told one or two players not to say anything because usually it is one or two players who come forward – I wanted it to come from other people. “The fact people make a point I think is a healthy situation – it can’t always come from me, I’m not a dictator. “We can’t go hiding or disappear anywhere. I can’t walk around miserable as sin, I have to do something about it. “The guys had a good two-way conversation and we will review it all on Tuesday.” “It was a big game for us and sometimes that can bring extra pressure in that you play the occasion rather than the game,” he said. “The perfect preparation was Thursday. Probably Thursday was a real turning point in that moment when we managed to take control of the situation. The first 20 minutes (against Kiev) was as bad as it can be in terms of suffering because you feel the anxiety and responsibility as a player then all of a sudden we found the way we should perform. “The mindset today wasn’t of a team who had fear of losing at home, some of the play was outstanding but when we had to defend and work hard for each other we did that with total composure. “From scoring the first goal we managed the game really well and I thought we defended really composed. Tim Howard had a big save in the second half but apart from that I thought we protected him very well. Everton were already 2-0 up when Magpies captain Fabricio Coloccini was sent off for a lunge at winger Aaron Lennon and Martinez had no doubts about the straight red card. “I haven’t seen the replay but I thought it was reckless and high,” he added. “If you look at the reaction of the Newcastle players I don’t think anyone was surprised when they saw the red card. Everton manager Roberto Martinez believes his side have finally banished the fear factor which has been holding them back. The 3-0 win over 10-man Newcastle thanks to goals from James McCarthy, Romelu Lukaku and Ross Barkley was the Toffees’ first in the league at Goodison Park in 2015. It was a crucial one as it lifted them six points clear of the relegation zone and Martinez believes the basis for the performance was founded in the come-from-behind 2-1 Europa League win over Dynamo Kiev on Thursday. Press Association
Andy Murray The 31-year-old Scot had intended to play in Brisbane at the beginning of 2018 but was forced to withdraw on the eve of the tournament with a hip injury.He had surgery soon after, which kept him out of the game for much of the year.“You want to go out on your own terms,” he said when asked about a possible retirement.“If I decided to stop six months ago, having not played or gotten back to a level where I can compete again, I would have looked back and regretted that.“I owed it to myself to give myself the best possible shot to get back to a level I was happy with. I am able to compete at a high level, but I have to back it up a few days in a row. That’s the challenge.”Murray was limited to just six tournaments in 2018, with his best result a quarter-finals appearance in Washington in August.“There are still things that I want to achieve,” he said. “Whether I am capable of that I don’t really know.”The Brisbane tournament features world No 1 Rafael Nadal, Japanese star Kei Nishikori and defending champion Nick Kyrgios. Andy Murray has said he has no regrets about not walking away from tennis despite missing 11 months of the year with a hip injury.The three-time Grand Slam champion was speaking ahead of his return to the sport at the season-opening Brisbane International, which gets underway at the Queensland Tennis Centre on Monday.Murray, who won the Brisbane title in 2012 and 2013 enters the tournament with a world ranking of 256. Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram