Craig Ervine provided an important thrust to the innings as Zimbabwe set Kenya a big target and then completed a 161-run rout on Sunday in the last Group A match of the World Cup. ScoreErvine’s stroke-filled 66 stood out in a batting performance that helped Zimbabwe score an imposing 308 for six after electing to bat in the inconsequential match.In reply, Kenya were all out for 147 in 36 overs in the face of some tight bowling by the spinners.Zimbabwe finished with two wins after having beaten Canada earlier in the league, while Kenya remained without a win.Kenya were led by veteran all-rounder Steve Tikolo in his last match after regular captain Jimmy Kamande was ruled out due to a knee injury.Kenya’s batting succumbed in the face of Zimbabwe’s first 300-plus total in the tournament.Ervine provided the impetus amid a strong middle-order batting performance, striking a brisk 66 and adding 105 runs for the fifth wicket with Elton Chigumbura, who made 38.Ervine struck nine fours and a six during his fluent 54-ball knock, during which he often worked the ball cleverly off his legs. He was out in the 48th over when he played on a delivery from pace bowler Elijah Otieno.But the Kenyans got no respite as Prosper Utseya struck 19 off just six balls, including a six and three boundaries off the first four deliveries off the last over of the innings bowled by Otieno.Zimbabwe had earlier made up for two early dismissals as Tatenda Taibu and Vusi Sibanda added 110 for the third wicket in just under 20 overs.advertisementThe partnership was broken due to a mix up that saw both batsmen at the same end. Sibanda had to go back after an entertaining 57-ball 61 in which he hit seven fours and a six to Tikolo that had taken him to his 13th half-century.Taibu struck 53 off 74 balls, completing his 18th half-century as well as 3,000 runs in limited-overs internationals with a well-timed four to the point boundary. But he was out soon after as he tried one reverse-sweep too many against leg-spinner James Ngoche and was trapped lbw.The Kenyan batting line-up struggled from the start.After pace bowler Chris Mpofu provided the initial breakthrough by trapping David Obuya lbw, left-arm spinner Ray Price showed his expertise with the new ball.He removed Tikolo and well-set opener Alex Obanda, both lbw. Collins Obuya was run out and Utseya removed Tanmay Mishra as half the Kenyan side was dismissed by the 12th over.The game meandered on from then with Kenya only ensuring there were no embarrassment, Nehemieh Odhiambo making an unbeaten 44.
They were the favourites for the World Cup title and both India and Sri Lanka have made it to the finals after eight matches. Here’s how the two teams progressed.IndiaDateMatchVenueResultSat 19 FebIND vs BANShere Bangla National Stadium, MirpurIND won by 87 runs Scorecard | Match reportSun 27 FebIND vs ENGEden Gardens, KolkataMatch ends in tieScorecard | Match reportSun 06 MarIND vs IREM Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru (Bangalore)IND won by 5 wicketsScorecard | Match reportWed 09 MarIND vs NEDFerozeshah Kotla, DelhiIND won by 5 wicketsScorecard | Match reportSat 12 MarIND vs SAVidarbha Cricket Association Ground, NagpurSA won by 3 wktsScorecard | Match reportSun 20 MarIND vs WIMA Chidambaram Stadium, ChennaiIND won by 80 runsScorecard | Match reportThu 24 MarIND vs AUS2nd Q-finalSardar Patel Gujarat Stadium, MoteraIND won by 5 wktsScorecard | Match report Wed 30 Mar IND vs PAK 2nd Semifinal Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali IND won by 29 runsScorecard | Match reportSri LankaDate & TimeMatchVenueResultSun 20 FebSL vs CANMahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, HambantotaSL won by 210 runs Scorecard | Match reportSat 26 FebPAK vs SLR.Premadasa Stadium, ColomboPAK won by 11 runsScorecard | Match report Tue 01 MarSL vs KENR.Premadasa Stadium, ColomboSL won by 9 wicketsScorecard | Match reportSat 05 MarAUS vs SLR.Premadasa Stadium, ColomboMatch abandonedScorecard | Match reportThu 10 MarSL vs ZIMPallekele International Cricket Stadium, KandySL won by 139 runsScorecard | Match reportFri 18 Mar 02:30 PM ISTNZ vs SLWankhede Stadium, MumbaiSL won by 112 runsScorecard | Match reportSat 26 MarSL v ENG4th Quarterfinal (D)R.Premadasa Stadium, ColomboSL won by 10 wktsScorecard | Match reportTue 29 MarSL vs NZ 1st SemifinalR.Premadasa Stadium, ColomboSL won by 5 wktsScorecard | Match reportadvertisement
DefinitionAsthma is a disease that causes the airways to swell and get narrow.Alternative NamesPediatric asthma; Asthma – pediatricCauses, incidence, and risk factorsAsthma is caused by swelling in the airways. During an asthma attack, the muscles surrounding the airways tighten. The lining of the air passages swells. Less air is able to pass through as a result.Asthma is often seen in children. It is a leading cause of missed school days and hospital visits for children. An allergic reaction is a key part of asthma in children. Asthma and allergies often occur together.Some things that can bring on asthma symptoms (triggers) include:Animals (hair or dander)Dust, mold, and pollenAspirin and other medicinesCold air, such as changes in weather (most often cold weather)Chemicals in the air or in foodTobacco smokeExerciseStrong emotionsViral infections, such as the common coldSymptomsBreathing problems are common. They can include:Shortness of breathFeeling out of breathGasping for airTrouble breathing out (exhaling)Breathing faster than normalWhen the child is having a hard time breathing, the skin of the chest and neck may suck inward.Other symptoms of asthma in children include:Coughing that sometimes wakes the child up at night (it may be the only symptom)Dark bags under the eyesFeeling tiredIrritabilityTightness in the chestA whistling sound made when breathing (wheezing). You may notice it more when the child breathes out.Your childs asthma symptoms may vary. Symptoms may appear often or else develop only when triggers are present. Some children are more likely to have asthma symptoms at night.advertisementSigns and testsThe health care provider will to listen to the childs lungs. The health care provider may be able to hear asthma sounds. However, lung sounds are often normal when the child is not having an asthma episode.The health care provider will have the child breathe into a device called a peak flow meter. Peak flow meters can tell how well the child can blow air out of the lungs. If the airways are narrow due to asthma, peak flow values drop.You and your child will learn to measure peak flow at home.Tests may include:Allergy testingChest x-rayEosinophil count (a type of white blood cell)Lung function testsTreatmentYou and your childs doctors should work together as a team to create and carry out an asthma action plan.This plan will tell you how to:Avoid asthma triggersMonitor symptomsMeasure peak flowTake medicinesThe plan should also tell you when to call the nurse or doctor. Its important to know what questions to ask your childs doctor.Children with asthma need a lot of support at school.Give the school staff your asthma action plan so they know how to take care of your childs asthma.Find out how to let your child take medicine during school hours. (You may need to sign a consent form.)Having asthma does not mean your child cannot exercise. Coaches, gym teachers, and your child should know what to do if your child has asthma symptoms caused by exercise.ASTHMA MEDICINESThere are two basic kinds of medicine used to treat asthma.Long-term control drugs are taken every day to prevent asthma symptoms. Your child should take these medicines even if no symptoms are present. Some children may need more than one long-term control medicine.Types of long-term control medicines include:Inhaled steroids (these are usually the first choice of treatment)Long-acting bronchodilators (these are almost always used with inhaled steroids)Leukotriene inhibitorsCromolyn sodiumQuick relief or rescue asthma drugs work fast to control asthma symptoms.Children take them when they are coughing, wheezing, having trouble breathing, or having an asthma attack.Examples of quick relief medicines include Proventil, Ventolin, and Xopenex.Some of your childs asthma medicines can be taken using an inhaler.Children who use an inhaler should use a “spacer” device. This helps them to get the medicine into the lungs properly.If your child uses the inhaler wrong way, less medicine gets into the lungs. Have your health care provider show your child how to correctly use an inhaler.Younger children can use a nebulizer instead of an inhaler to take their medicine. A nebulizer turns asthma medicine into a mist.GETTING RID OF TRIGGERSIt is important to know what things make your childs asthma worse. These are called asthma “triggers.” Avoiding them is the first step toward helping your child feeling better.Keep pets outdoors, or at least away from the childs bedroom.advertisementNo one should smoke in a house or around a child with asthma.Getting rid of tobacco smoke in the home is the single most important thing a family can do to help a child with asthma.Smoking outside the house is not enough. Family members and visitors who smoke carry the smoke inside on their clothes and hair. This can trigger asthma symptoms.Do not use indoor fireplaces.Keep the house clean. Keep food in containers and out of bedrooms. This helps reduce the possibility of cockroaches, which can trigger asthma attacks. Cleaning products in the home should be unscented.MONITOR YOUR CHILDS ASTHMAChecking “peak flow” is one of the best ways to control asthma. It can help you keep your childs asthma from getting worse. Asthma attacks do NOT usually come on without warning.Children under age 5 may not be able to use a peak flow meter well enough for it be helpful. However, a child should start using the peak flow meter at a young age to get used to it. An adult should always watch for a childs asthma symptoms.Expectations (prognosis)With proper treatment, most children with asthma can live a normal life. When asthma is not well controlled, it can lead to missed school, problems playing sports, missed work for parents, and many visits to the doctors office and emergency room.Asthma symptoms often lessen or go away completely as the child gets older. Asthma that is not well controlled can lead to lasting lung problems.Rarely, asthma can be a life-threatening disease. Families need to work closely with their health care professionals to develop a plan to care for a child with asthma.Calling your health care providerCall your health care provider if you think your child has new symptoms of asthma. If your child has been diagnosed with asthma, call the doctor:After an emergency room visitWhen peak flow numbers have been getting lowerWhen symptoms are more frequent and more severe even though your child is following the asthma action planIf your child is having trouble breathing or having an asthma attack, get medical help right away.Emergency symptoms include:Difficulty breathingBluish color to the lips and faceSevere anxiety due to shortness of breathRapid pulseSweatingDecreased level of alertness, such as severe drowsiness or confusionA child who is having a severe asthma attack may need to stay in the hospital and get oxygen and medicines through a vein (intravenous line or IV).ReferencesNational Asthma Education and Prevention Program Expert Panel Report 3: Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma. Rockville, Md. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, US Dept of Health and Human Services; 2007. NIH publications 08-4051.Castro-Rodriguez JA, Rodrigo GJ. Efficacy of inhaled corticosteroids in infants and preschoolers with recurrent wheezing and asthma: a systematic review with meta-analysis. Pediatrics. 2009 Mar;123(3):e519-25.Bush A, Saglani S. Management of severe asthma in children. Lancet. 2010 Sep 4;376(9743):814-25.Brozek JL, Bousquet J, Baena-Cagnani CE, Bonini S, Canonica GW, Casale TB, et al. Allergic Rhinitis and its Impact on Asthma (ARIA) guidelines: 2010 revision. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2010 Sep;126(3):466-76.advertisementMcMahon AW, Levenson MS, McEvoy BW, Mosholder AD, Murphy D. Age and risks of FDA-approved long-acting beta-adrenergic receptor agonists. Pediatrics. 2011;128(5):e1147-1154.Liu AH, Covar RA, Spahn JD, Leung DYM. Childhood asthma. In: Kliegman RM, Behrman RE, Jenson HB, Stanton BF, eds. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics. 19th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2011:chap 138.Review Date:5/10/2013Reviewed By:Neil K. Kaneshiro, MD, MHA, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, Bethanne Black, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.
By Michelle Richardson, Special to the AFROA Baltimore Police Sergeant has been charged with drunk and disorderly conduct after she was arrested on Aug. 27.According to the Baltimore Police Department (BPD), officers responded to the area of downtown known as “the Block” on Custom House Ave., at 1:20 a.m. outside of Norma Jean’s strip club for reports of a woman engaged in disorderly conduct.Baltimore Police (Courtesy Photo via Twitter)When officers arrived, they encountered a female patron of the club who was “combative and refused to follow orders,” according to BPD chief spokesman T.J. Smith.The woman and the male officer got into an altercation and the woman was arrested and charged on a criminal citation.The woman arrested has been identified as Henrietta Middleton, a 12-year veteran of the department, who is currently assigned to the Inspector General’s Office. The Inspector General’s office is responsible for training officers about the U.S. Constitution.A video circulating on Facebook, recorded by a security guard at another club in the area, shows Middleton being thrown to the ground by a male officer in uniform.It is not clear if the uniformed officer, who has not been identified, knew Middleton was a police officer as well, but witnesses have allegedly told police that they attempted to inform arriving officers Middleton’s profession.Middleton, who earns a base salary of $72,000, has been suspended with pay while “the entire course of events is under internal investigation,” according to police.Middleton could not be reached for comment.This is the latest incident of alleged BPD misconduct; earlier this month officer Arthur Williams was caught on camera punching Dashawn McGrier. McGrier’s nose, jaw and ribs were broken, according to his attorney Warren Brown, during the beating. Williams has since resigned and been indicted on first-degree assault charges.
Most people know that exposure to hot weather can impact thought processing, emotions and ultimately behavior—news reports of higher rates of crime during heatwaves provide just one example. In this new effort, the researchers wondered what impact hot weather might have on public servants—particularly those who have to work regardless of the weather. More specifically, they focused their attention on food inspectors and police officers—and the people with whom they interact. The study was done as part of ongoing research into possible impacts on people due to global warming.To better understand how food inspectors and police officers might be impacted by hotter weather, the researchers accessed databases of information about food inspection activities and traffic statistics. More specifically, for food inspectors, they looked at the number of food safety inspections that occurred and the number of food safety violations that were reported over the years 2001 to 2015. For police officer performance, they looked at the number of police stops made and the number of accidents that occurred across the U.S. from 2002 to 2017. Linking such data with weather data allowed the researchers to spot behavioral changes during periods of hot weather.The researchers found that there were more car accidents during hot weather—but there were fewer traffic stops. There were also fewer food inspections, but more food safety violations. They suggest more car accidents and food safety violations are indicative of changes in the behavior of drivers and those who work in restaurants, when they get hot—they become less careful. The data also suggests that hot weather can causes police officers and food inspectors to be less diligent, which, the researchers suggest, could be a problem as the planet continues to heat up. A team of researchers affiliated with MIT and Harvard University has found evidence suggesting that as the planet heats up, the performance of some government workers might be negatively impacted. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Nick Obradovich, Dustin Tingley and Iyad Rahwan describe their study of data related to police officer and food inspector performance during hot weather, and what they found. © 2018 Phys.org Explore further More information: Nick Obradovich et al. Effects of environmental stressors on daily governance, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (2018). DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1803765115AbstractHuman workers ensure the functioning of governments around the world. The efficacy of human workers, in turn, is linked to the climatic conditions they face. Here we show that the same weather that amplifies human health hazards also reduces street-level government workers’ oversight of these hazards. To do so, we employ US data from over 70 million regulatory police stops between 2000 and 2017, from over 500,000 fatal vehicular crashes between 2001 and 2015, and from nearly 13 million food safety violations across over 4 million inspections between 2012 and 2016. We find that cold and hot temperatures increase fatal crash risk and incidence of food safety violations while also decreasing police stops and food safety inspections. Added precipitation increases fatal crash risk while also decreasing police stops. We examine downscaled general circulation model output to highlight the possible day-to-day governance impacts of climate change by 2050 and 2099. Future warming may augment regulatory oversight during cooler seasons. During hotter seasons, however, warming may diminish regulatory oversight while simultaneously amplifying the hazards government workers are tasked with overseeing. Credit: CC0 Public Domain Journal information: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Citation: Evidence suggests global warming might have a negative impact on some government workers (2018, August 15) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-08-evidence-global-negative-impact-workers.html Empathetic police are less effective in the face of public criticism, study says This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.
4 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. August 24, 2017 Would you like to find a way to reach your target market without a large advertising budget? A way that helps build trust, establishes you as the authority and leader in your niche, and (best of all) brings in leads and cash-paying customers?No problem, I’m just going to need you to rub this magic lamp here, and make a really big wish.Just kidding.Related: 5 Social Media Rules Every Entrepreneur Should KnowThe good news is, reaching your target market for free in a way that builds instant authority is possible. And easy. Through Facebook’s “Live Video,” you can reach your target market organically (meaning without paid ads). And appearing on video in real time gives an instant boost to your brand. Live is authentic and personable, and with the ability for viewers to comment, it’s interactive as well.What is Facebook Live?Straight from Facebook, Facebook Live allows you to: “Broadcast to the largest audience in the world with the camera in your pocket.” It is a way to post in real time from your phone or desktop and instantly reach your target market. Plus, the videos run continuously in replay.How to use it for businessFirst, decide what you want to be known for. While I am sure you are talented in many ways, your Facebook Live platform should stick to one topic per Facebook Business Page/Fan Page. Jumping around is confusing and ineffective. It’s kind of like if Entrepreneur started featuring paleo recipes this week and then next week started teaching us how to build birdhouses. Confusing, chaotic and in the end, you’ll lose your audience, rather than build it up.Related: 10 Laws of Social Media MarketingStick to one general topic to be effective.As the CEO of Elite Digital Group, and founder of the 3Daysto10k.com program, I keep my Facebook Lives targeted around driving direct leads and sales profitably for entrepreneurs and small businesses.This recent post reached 141,234 people — for free!What to talk aboutA few topic ideas to get you started:1. Boost your content. If you are already producing original content through a blog, newsletter or other medium, use your Facebook Lives to give a sneak peek and link back to the original source of your content. It is an effective and free way to drive more people to your website — and if you aren’t doing this, you are missing out on a lot of potential web traffic.2. Answer questions asked. Do a Q&A series simply answering questions about your niche. A place for inspiration to find questions is answerthepublic.com. It is a collection of questions asked online and you can look up your topic area. Sharing content that people are looking for starts your relationship with a prospect off with value and goes a long way in establishing trust.Related: 12 Social Media Mistakes That Entrepreneurs Make3. Spoltlight client success stories. Interview your top clients, customers or patients. Using a third-party broadcasting software such as Zoom or BLive, you can split the screen and interview someone for a Facebook Live video. This is a great way to share the success stories of your best clients, make them feel good as they are turned into celebrities and attract more people just like them to your tribe.4. Broadcast live event. Whether you are attending a conference and can grab a quick interview with a speaker or vendor, or you simply share some of your lessons learned during the event, bringing a piece of live events to your audience is a great way to use Facebook Live. It brings a sneak peek into something your audience wouldn’t normally have access to and positions you as the authority and leader of your niche.In next week’s article on Entrepreneur.com I will share a script to follow for your Facebook Live videos. For now, begin to create content topic lists so you can map out your theme and be ready to go Live. This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Enroll Now for Free Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now