ABC NewsBy MAX GOLEMBO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — More than 300,000 people are without power overnight as ice storms continue for Oklahoma and parts of northern Texas in what is the earliest ice storm ever recorded in Oklahoma.Almost 1 inch of ice accumulated in Oklahoma bringing trees down on top of power lines.As the storm moves east it is expected to combine with remnants of Zeta and bring heavy rain and even the first snow of the season for parts of the Northeast.Take a look at all the alerts issued for 17 states from New Mexico to Virginia:ABC NewsAs the winter storm and remnants of Zeta combine and move east over the next three days, some areas could see up to half a foot of rain.Some areas in New Mexico already saw almost 2 feet of snow with an additional 6 inches possible there.As the combination of the winter storm and Zeta remnants get into the Northeast, the first accumulating snow of the season is expected to fall from Pennsylvania into New York’s Hudson Valley and into Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts.Some areas could see several inches of snow, especially in the higher elevations.Meanwhile, in the West, gusty winds are finally subsiding and all Red Flag Warnings have been allowed to expire.Even though winds will be lighter, bone dry conditions with dry vegetation will be enough to fuel existing fires as evacuations are still in place for fires burning in southern California.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
View Comments Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today.Tony Winner Jane Krakowski has an Unbreakable Bond With Tina FeyJane Krakowski has once again teamed up with her 30 Rock boss and co-star Tina Fey. The Tony winner has joined Fey’s new series for NBC, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. According to Deadline, the Broadway favorite will play a rich New York mom on the show. It’s good news for Krakowski, as her previously reported pilot, Dead Boss, was not picked up by Fox this season.Big Fish Assemble for Celebration of Andrew LippaThe creative team has been assembled for the previously reported The Life of the Party: A Celebration of the Songs of Andrew Lippa at London’s Menier Chocolate Factory, starring Caroline O’Connor, Damian Humbley and Summer Strallen. David Babani, artistic director of the Chocolate Factory, will helm the production of the Big Fish creator’s work, with choreography by Lynne Page, sound design by Gareth Owen, lighting design by Tim Lutkin and set and costume design by Morgan Large. The show will run May 27 through June 14.Fresh Prince Alum to Appear at Shakespeare’s Globe’Tis Pity She’s a Whore, The Broken Heart and The Changeling will all feature in the second season of theater in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse at Shakespeare’s Globe. Prior to the season’s start, the new London indoor theater will play host to a number of events, including a production of Derek Walcott’s stage adaptation of his 1990 epic poem Omeros, starring Joseph Marcell. You might just remember Marcell as Geoffrey in the TV series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air—as well as putting Will Smith in his place, he’s also an RSC vet.London’s Billy Elliot Welcoms Some New Ballet Boys and Girls!Matteo Zecca and Kyria Cooper will play their first performances in London’s Billy Elliot, as Billy and Debbie respectively, on May 12. Later this month Tomi Fry will join the cast to alternate the role of Billy’s best friend Michael. The cast of the show currently includes Ruthie Henshall, Deka Walmsley, Chris Grahamson, Ann Emery, Howard Crossley, Barnaby Meredith, Claudia Bradley and David Muscat.Get a Sneak Peek of Cristin Milioti’s New ShowExciting times for Once alum and How I Met Your Mother star Cristin Milioti, Check out below the trailer for her upcoming rom-com series, A to Z. Star Files Jane Krakowski Cristin Milioti
May 6, 2008 (CIDRAP News) – After a 2-year study of the effects of large-scale farm animal production, a panel of experts has called for phasing out the nontherapeutic use of antimicrobials in farm animals in order to maintain the effectiveness of antibiotics in humans.The 100-page report by the Pew Commission on Industrial Farm Animal Production says industrialized animal production often poses unacceptable risks to public health, the environment, and animal welfare.The document, titled “Putting Meat on the Table: Industrial Farm Animal Production in America,” says limiting the use of antimicrobials in animals for reasons other than treating illness is necessary to reduce the risk of microbial resistance to medically important antibiotics. The panel also calls for increased monitoring and veterinary oversight of antimicrobial use in food animals, a disease-monitoring program to permit 48-hour traceback of each food animal’s history, and creation of a federal “Food Safety Administration,” among other steps.”The present system of producing food animals in the United States is not sustainable and presents an unacceptable level of risk to public health and damage to the environment, as well as unnecessary harm to the animals we raise for food,” writes John W. Carlin, chair of the commission and former governor of Kansas, in the introduction to the report.The study, which began in 2006, was funded by a grant from the Pew Charitable Trusts to the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The 15 authors of the report include experts in public policy, veterinary medicine, public health, agriculture, animal welfare, the food industry, and rural sociology.In conducting the study, the commission visited production facilities; held two public hearings; consulted with industry stakeholders and public health, medical, and agriculture experts; and reviewed technical reports.Defining industrial animal productionThe report focuses on industrial farm animal production, referred to as IFAP, the system of raising food animals “in large numbers in enclosed structures that resemble industrial buildings more than they do a traditional barn.” The document uses “IFAP” to mean the most intensive production practices, such as using gestation and farrowing crates in swine production, regardless of the size of the operation.Raising many animals in close confinement increases the risk of spreading pathogens from animals to humans and promotes the emergence of resistant microbes as well as new pathogens, according to the report.The risk of animal-to-human transmission is increased because workers in confinement facilities today are “often exposed to thousands of pigs or tens of thousands of chickens for eight or more hours each day,” the report says. In addition, workers care for sick or dying animals daily, far more often than was the case on traditional farms.The use of antibiotics to promote animal growth began in the poultry industry in the 1940s and has continued since, according to the commission. Resistance can develop fairly quickly in the presence of antimicrobial agents, and resistance genes can be transferred among bacterial species. The report says further that farmers can buy antimicrobials for livestock without a prescription or veterinary oversight, and some classes of antibiotics used in humans, such as penicillins and tetracyclines, are allowed in animal feed to promote growth.Sweden banned the growth-promoting use of antibiotics in food animals in 1986, and Denmark followed suit in 1998, according to the report. In 2006 the European Union did the same. The document says the World Health Organization determined in 2002 that the Danish ban sharply reduced the food animal reservoir of antibiotic-resistant enterococci without affecting the overall health of the animals or significantly raising production costs.US urged to ban new approvalsIn its public health recommendations, the commission says the government should “phase out and ban” the nontherapeutic use of antimicrobials in animals. It calls for an immediate ban on new approvals of antimicrobials for such uses and for investigations of previously approved antimicrobials. It also recommends that the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) provide programs to educate producers about how to raise food animals without growth-promoting antibiotics.The commission also calls for steps to provide better information on the quantity and methods of antimicrobial use in animals:Pharmaceutical companies should be required to provide calendar-year reports of the quantity of antimicrobials sold for use in animals.Producers should be required to report the use of antimicrobials in food animals, and the data should be included in the USDA’s National Animal Identification System.As was urged by the National Research Council in 1999, federal agencies should develop a comprehensive plan to monitor antimicrobial use in food animals.In other recommendations related to infectious disease concerns, the report calls for:Improved monitoring and surveillance of antimicrobial resistance in the food supply, the environment, and animal and human populationsIncreased veterinary oversight of all antimicrobial use in food animal production to prevent overuse and misuse of antimicrobialsCreation of “a disease-monitoring program and a fully integrated and robust national database for food animals to allow 48-hour traceback through phases of their production”In addition, the report advocates the creation of a “Food Safety Administration” to combine the food safety responsibilities of the USDA, Food and Drug Administration, Environmental Protection Agency, and other federal agencies.Criticism from industryThe Pew report has been criticized by agribusiness leaders. Richard Lobb, a spokesman for the National Chicken Council, said every recommendation the commission made would increase food prices just as the world is facing a food supply crisis, according to a report in the industry newspaper Feedstuffs.The National Pork Producers Council agreed that the recommendations would increase the cost of meat and of food animal production, according to Feedstuffs. The council said the commission was composed mostly of members “opposed to modern livestock production,” the story said.See also: Full text of Pew Commission reportApr 29 Pew Commission news releasehttp://www.pewtrusts.org/news_room_detail.aspx?id=38438
Bonnie Campbell, Tom Harkin, Brian Fallon.Harkin spoke Friday at an event near the state capitol that was organized by Demand Justice. It’s a relatively new group that last week began running online ads in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina urging the Democratic presidential candidates campaigning in the early states to release a list of potential Supreme Court nominees — like Trump did in 2016. The group is also pushing the candidates to consider ideas like term limits for judges.Brian Fallon, co-founder of Demand Justice, said without changes, the courts “will be in Republican hands for 30 years.” DES MOINES — Former Iowa Senator Tom Harkin — a Democrat — Friday said you “can’t fault” the Republican leader of the U.S. Senate for using his political power to get dozens of conservative judges confirmed since President Trump took office, but Harkin said Democrats need to “play hardball” when they’re in power to place progressives on the federal courts.“Now we’ve got to come back and impress upon our candidates who are running for president that this shouldn’t be a throw-away issue,” Harkin said. “It ought to be front and center.”Harkin has been an advocate of more diversity in the courts, beyond filling judgeships with Ivy League graduates and corporate lawyers. Harkin is urging Iowans to push the presidential candidates on this issue.“You’ve got to get them to start talking about this,” Harkin said, “and in a way that says: ‘Look, if I’m president, I’m going to have a judiciary that really reflects the working people, people that don’t hire big corporate lawyers, that don’t have deep pockets — but lawyers that understand justice has to apply to the poor as well as to the rich.”
Police discovered a badly decomposed body in West Delray Beach Friday morning.Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman, Teri Barbera, said the body was found shortly before 10 a.m. by a member of Otero Nursery near 155th Lane South.Police say the body appears to be a man, and no foul play is suspected.There is a homeless camp in this area, said the sheriff’s office.Detectives are currently investigating, and an autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death, said Barbera.
“In particular Laura Soukeroff and Chelsie Van Brynen (both Grade 12s) who had limited roles last year but are now feeling more comfortable on the floor and are recognizing that as Grade 12s this is their time to take charge,” Moreira added.Immaculata finished on top of the table following round robin play and easily disposed of J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks of Trail 2-0 in one semi final.Meanwhile Mount Sentinel took second after pool play. The Cats defeated Kootenay rival Selkirk Storm of Kimberley during the round robin, then knocked off the Bavarian City squad in the other semi final, this time 15-13 in the third game of the match.“We had three important victories,” Moreira explained. “We beat Selkirk twice, both very close and in three sets, and also beat Fernie. Both teams are solid and athletic and we need to beat them both to advance to provincials.”Fernie finished fifth in the tournament followed by A.L. Fortune of Enderby and Osoyoos.Mount Sentinel has little time to relax as the team travels to Kelowna to compete in the UBC/O High School Volleyball tournament.“We sill have lots of work ahead of us to compete with the really good teams in the province,” Moreira explained. “At the moment “slow and steady” is a good pace for us (because) without Grade 11’s on the team we must rely on our Grade 10’s to play beyond their level of maturity.”RALLY POINT: Immaculata, currently second in the B.C. High School A Girl’s Volleyball rankings, may jump into the number one slot. Selkirk will most likely drop down the table from seventh to ninth while the Wildcats of Mount Sentinel could move into eighth [email protected] By Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson DailyThe weekend saw the Mount Sentinel Wildcats move up the competitive ladder, just not enough to capture the overall title at the Kootenay Volleyball Classic Saturday in South Slocan.Immaculata defeated the host Cats 2-1 (25-16, 23-25, 15-8) to claim the overall High School Girl’s Volleyball tournament at the Mount Sentinel gymnasium.“(This) was a good weekend for us,” said Sentinel coach Joe Moreira. “We had important contributions from a number of players who are beginning to play with more confidence.”
However, the result may have been like the first few games of the season — one for the loss column.Jesse Collins beat Nelson starting goalie Darren Hogg 26 seconds into the contest to deflate the crowd, the Leafs and the coaching staff.“After that first period we were scrambling,” McLaughlin admitted. “But we definitely came back and forced them out of the rink, holding them to five shots in the second and third.”According to the shot-clock operator, the count was six for final 40 minutes while Nelson pumped 21 at Garrett Barr in the Spokane net. The determination paid off in three goals by Adrian Moyls, Connor Enright and Gavin Currie.In the third Cameron Dobransky banked a shot off a skate in front of Barr to complete the scoring. Enright finished the game with three points while Marcus Dahl added a pair of assists.Nelson finished the game out shooting the Braves 28-15.Nelson, which has played the most games in the league at nine, is off for nine days before returning to action Friday, October 8 in Beaver Valley. Golden Rockets visit the Leafs Saturday, October 9 at the NDCC Arena.GAME NOTES: The announced crowd was 250. . . .Adrian Moyls had an assist to take over the goal scoring lead for the Leafs with seven points. Colton Schell, Connor McLaughlin, Gavin Currie, Marcus Dahl and Cameron Dobransky are all tied for second with six points . . . Schell, who had a four-game point streak entering the game, was kept off the score sheet. . . . Nelson goalie Darren Hogg played his first game in 11 [email protected] By Bruce Fuhr,The Nelson Daily SportsNelson exploded for three second-period goals en route to a 4-1 victory over the Spokane Braves in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Wednesday night at the NDCC Arena.The victory, the third in fourth attempts, pulls the Leafs (3-5) into a third-place tie with the Braves in Neil Murdoch standings.“We’re definitely happy with three (wins) out of four (games),” said Nelson sniper Connor McLaughlin. “The loss was against Fernie and they’re a pretty strong team . . . not that we don’t want to be there too (like the Fernie’s of the league) but it’s definitely awesome that we’ve won three of four.”
Deane Horning loves playing in Nelson.He’s won the Nelson Midsummer Bonspiel.The Purple Heart winner has also taken the top prize in the former Merchant’s Cashspiel.So it should not by a surprise that Horning, third Don Freshi, second Rob Nobert and lead Kevin Nesbitt won the top prize in the recent Cashspiel at the Nelson Curling Club. Horning knocked off Tom Shypitka of Cranbrook to win the A Final.Shypitka has also been to the Brier.In the B event, the winner was the Myron Nichol rink.Nichol is joined by Garry Beaudry, Jamie Tedesco and Rob Babiarz.The Cashspiel prepared the local rinks for the upcoming Kootenay Men’s Curling Playdowns this weekend at the Trail Curling Club.Eight teams from the region are competing for two spots in the upcoming provincial tournament.Also on the curling horizon is the BC Senior Men’s Championships February 11-16 in Trail.
The Telus Ambassadors were busy during the recent Telus Day of Giving on (May 31), filling backpacks with school supplies for area schools in Kootenay Lake School, Kootenay/Columbia and Boundary Districts for the upcoming term in September.Mallard’s Source for sports would like to salute the Ambassadors with Team of the Week honours. The Ambassadors Doug Hartley, Bill Brown, Dave McMichael, Bette Craig and Heather Hartley, Pat Springman, Nancy Brown, Sheron McLean, Laura McMichael, Holly Hasenkox, Ellen Robinson, ElaineWilliams, Margaret Thast, Marge Witton, Donna Johnson, Jean Peloso, Harvey Craig and Isabel Wiese.Right on Ambassadors!
Thompson isn’t someone you’d expect to put the ball on the floor too often in a game — he’s best known for his catch-and-shoot prowess. But contrary … The Warriors capped off one of their toughest road trips of the year with a 117-107 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves Tuesday.Here are the three things we learned from the contest:Klay can channel James Harden(Jerry Holt//[email protected])Klay Thompson had a bounce-back game against the T-Wolves — emphasis on “bounce”.