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New COVID-19 Case Reported In Cattaraugus County, Total Up To 31

first_imgMGN Image Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) LITTLE VALLEY – Cattaraugus County saw its 31st confirmed case of COVID-19 Wednesday, according to officials from the County Health Department. Officials say the case was reported from the Wadsworth Center- Biggs Laboratory in Albany.  A female resident who resides in the southwestern part of the county reportedly tested positive. She has no significant travel history, who was a close contact of a known positive COVID-19 person. She developed shortness of breath and was tested by the department on Monday because she was symptomatic and a direct contact. The results of her test on Tuesday indicated that she was positive for COVID-19.The patient is resting at home, and now under quarantine with her family. She and her family will be assessed for any medical support that we can provide and we will monitor their symptoms closely.The department has begun a thorough contact tracing investigation for those individuals that they have been in contact with and the places that they have visited. Officials continue to ask our residents to hunker down, and avoid any non-essential travel, especially to areas where there is community wide spread of COVID-19 otherwise, you place your family and other Cattaraugus County residents at risk. If travel is necessary, please wear a homemade cloth face mask while in public and maintain social distancing, at least 6 feet away from other people.Officials reiterate that if any resident experience fever, cough, shortness of breath or whole body aches they should contact their health care provider (avoid going directly to an Urgent Care facility, or the Emergency Room before calling).Finally, wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. This is especially important after using the bathroom, coughing, sneezing or blowing your nose. If soap and water is not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains a minimum of 60% alcohol. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth, especially with unwashed hands.Disinfect commonly touched surfaces with a cleaner that is approved by the EPA against COVID-19. Please stay home if you are sick (at least 24 hours after fever ends.)Questions or concerns, please contact the Cattaraugus County Health Department at 716-373-8050, or visit CattCo.org.last_img read more

Vermont Agriculture Hall of Fame Awards Announced

first_imgVermont Agriculture Hall of Fame Awards AnnouncedWHAT: 6th Annual Vermont Agriculture Hall of Fame Awards BrunchThe Agriculture Hall of Fame Awards honor outstanding farmers, industry supporters and others dedicated to the success of our agricultural community. Farming is an integral part of the fabric and history of Vermont and these individuals are being honored for their commitment to promoting the economic and environmental stability of agriculture.This year’s recipients are:Senator Patrick LeahyDean MerrillSenator Justin Smith MorrillPhilip K. GrimeWHEN: Sunday, August 31, 2008 11:00 a.m.WHERE: Champlain Valley Exposition, Essex Junction, VermontExpo North Buildinglast_img read more

Renewable energy provided more than half of Germany’s electricity in first nine months of 2020

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Renew Economy:Renewable energy sources generated over half of German electricity across the [first] nine months of 2020, with wind the clear winner generating over a quarter of the country’s power.Further highlighting the growth of renewable energy in Germany’s power mix is the hierarchy of generating sources. Wind energy generated 96.8TWh over the first three quarters of 2020, accounting for nearly 27% of the total. Brown coal was the second largest source of electricity generation, with 15% of the total, but importantly, third place was solar PV with 13%.Both wind and solar, then, generated more electricity than nuclear and natural gas, and when combined, the two main sources of renewable electricity generation accounted for 143.9TWh, or 39.75% of the total, according to Energy-Charts, a publicly available tool provided by Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE).Combining all renewable sources of electricity generation together reveals that renewables have so far generated 193.11TWh, or 52.9% of Germany’s total so far this year.Bruno Burger, Head of Department New Devices and Technologies at Fraunhofer ISE, regularly uses his Twitter account to highlight the work of Energy-Charts and the attendant highlights of Germany’s power network. In several recent Tweets, Burger highlighted the dramatic shift in Germany’s power mix this year, which saw electricity generation from brown coal and hard coal fall sharply. Specifically, across the first three quarters of 2020, brown coal saw its share of the German power mix fall by 28% while hard coal fell by 36.3%.Burger also recently highlighted an impressive record for Germany’s solar PV sector, which generated 46.5TWh over the first three quarters of 2020, the same total generated during 2019, leaving plenty of room to set an impressive new annual record.[Joshua S Hill]More: Renewables deliver over half of German electricity in first nine months, coal plunges Renewable energy provided more than half of Germany’s electricity in first nine months of 2020last_img read more

McRae, Mathews lead depleted Wizards past Heat 123-105

first_img Associated Press Television News LIVE TV WATCH US LIVE Jordan McRae scored a season-high 29 points, Garrison Mathews had a career-high 28 and Ian Mahinmi added a career-best 25 as the depleted Washington Wizards beat the Miami Heat 123-105 on Monday night.With the Wizards minus All-Star shooting guard Bradley Beal and five other key members of their rotation, they got huge contributions from an unexpected trio. McRae, a third-year player, Mathews, in his 11th NBA game, and Mahinmi, a 13-year veteran, enjoyed nights to remember against Miami (24-9), which had its five-game winning streak snapped. The Heat entered with the second-best record in the East and lost for just the third time in 20 games against conference opponents.Jimmy Butler led the Heat with 27 points and Duncan Robinson scored 16. Bam Adebayo had 14 points and 14 rebounds.Mathews, whose previous NBA high was six points, scored 20 in the second quarter. Mahinmi had 19 in the first half as Washington (10-22) took a 71-63 lead at the break and won going away.TIP-INSHeat: Allowed a season-high 42 points in the second quarter. … End the decade with a 488-319 record (.605), best in the Eastern Conference. … Lost for the first time after five wins against Southeast Division opponents. … Lost for the first time in 22 games when outrebounding their opponents.Wizards: Beal sat out for the second consecutive game with soreness in his lower right leg. “Getting better,” coach Scott Brooks said. “Anticipate him practicing (Tuesday), and we’ll see how he feels.” Brooks hopes Beal can return for Wednesday’s game against Orlando. … C Thomas Bryant missed his 14th straight game with a stress reaction in his right foot. Brooks said Bryant could be back next week. He’ll practice with the G-League Capital City Go-Go in the next few days.UP NEXTHeat: Host the defending NBA champion Toronto Raptors on Wednesday. Miami is an NBA-best 15-1 at home.Wizards: Host the Orlando Magic on Wednnesday in the third of a six-game homestand. Last Updated: 31st December, 2019 12:05 IST McRae, Mathews Lead Depleted Wizards Past Heat 123-105 Jordan McRae scored a season-high 29 points, Garrison Mathews had a career-high 28 and Ian Mahinmi added a career-best 25 as the depleted Washington Wizards beat the Miami Heat 123-105 on Monday night. Written Bycenter_img SUBSCRIBE TO US COMMENT First Published: 31st December, 2019 12:05 IST FOLLOW USlast_img read more