WNY News Now Image.CONEWANGO VALLEY – A City of Jamestown man was arrested Sunday after allegedly hitting a person and threatening to burn their house down during a domestic dispute in Conewango Valley.New York State Police say William Purdy, 31, reportedly refused to leave the residence after allegedly hitting a person with a closed fist, threatening physical harm and to “burn the residence down.”Troopers say Purdy only fled the location once the victim called the police. Police found Purdy walking on Route 62. The man, according to troopers, fled from police.Following a short foot pursuit police say Purdy was taken into custody. Purdy was processed at the State Police Barracks in Jamestown, arraigned in the Town of Conewango Court and turned over to Jamestown Police on an outstanding warrant from the city. 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)
By U.S. Navy Petty Officer Second Class Bobby Siens November 20, 2019 U.S. Navy Hospital Ship USNS Comfort departed Port-au-Prince, Haiti, following the completion of the ship’s 12th and final medical mission in Central America, South America, and the Caribbean, November 11.“Haiti is the last stop of the U.S. Navy’s Enduring Promise five-month mission in Latin America, Central America, and the Caribbean,” said Michele Sison, U.S. ambassador to Haiti. “This visit has again displayed the strong ties between our two countries; as friends and neighbors, our two nations work together to make life better for all. We support the Haitian people’s aspirations for a better life. It truly is an enduring promise.”During the six-day mission in Port-au-Prince, more than 900 medical professionals provided care for 3,603 patients at a shore-based medical site and performed 76 surgeries aboard the ship.“Offering quality healthcare to a population suffering from all kinds of harm was the motivation of the USNS Comfort,” said Normil Rameau, general director of Haiti’s national police. “I want to emphasize the level of empathy and the degree of humanity the personnel of the hospital ship showed in the care provided to our brothers and sisters of Haiti.”During the ship’s stop, they learned that a local hospital’s maternity program was in need of an important medicine.U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman Jonathan Villanueva, assigned to the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20), escorts a woman to be seen by medical staff at a temporary medical treatment site in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, November 6, 2019. (Photo: U.S. Navy Mass Communication Specialist Third Class Maria G. Llanos)“We were informed through formal channels that there was a patient with eclampsia,” said Commander Todd Morris, director of medical services aboard Comfort. “The treatment is to provide an anti-seizure medication, specifically magnesium sulfate. We were able to find the medicine and transport it safely to the hospital to help the patient.”The medicine was able to help multiple patients and local aide providers were exceptionally appreciative.“You can imagine how stymied we were, as a high-risk maternity center,” said Father Rick Frechette, an American priest and founder of St. Luke Foundation Hospital. “We take our hats off to [Comfort], for coming to our rescue with this life-saving drug.”Comfort’s team consists of more than 900 personnel, including medical specialists from the U.S. military, nongovernmental organizations (NGO) volunteers, and personnel from partner nations. The entire Comfort team is comprised of military and civilian personnel from the United States and partner nations, including Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Mexico, and Peru, as well as several NGOs creating a dynamic team capable of delivering a variety of services.U.S. Navy Admiral Craig S. Faller, commander of U.S. Southern Command, visited the crew to thank them for the work put forth during their visit to Port-au-Prince.“Each of you should leave this mission knowing that you made a difference,” said Adm. Faller. “I’m proud for the difference that we made here in Haiti; every little bit matters.”This marks the sixth Comfort visit to Haiti and the seventh to the region since 2007. This deployment is a part of the U.S. Southern Command’s Enduring Promise initiative and reflects the United States’ ongoing commitment to friendship, partnership, and solidarity with partner nations in the Caribbean, Central America, and South America.
Apr 3, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – Indonesia’s national avian influenza commission has recommended that the health ministry conduct an autopsy on each person who dies of H5N1 avian flu to learn more about how the disease affects the body, the Jakarta Post reported today.Though experts say multiple organ failure plays a role in avian flu deaths, there are no data on humans, Bayu Krisnamurthi, chairman of the National Commission for Avian Influenza and Pandemic Preparedness, told the Post.Postmortem examination has confirmed the role of multiple organ failure in chickens, and autopsies are needed to determine if the disease also spreads beyond the lungs in humans, Krisnamurthi said. However, he added that autopsies require careful consideration because the practice carries religious, social, and legal ramifications. Religious strictures are the main reason families refuse to allow autopsies, Krisnamurthi said.The commission has authority only to make recommendations to the health ministry, the newspaper reported. “We hope the ministry takes this call seriously,” he said.In another development, Indonesia’s trade minister said today the country was considering teaming up with Egypt to produce a human H5N1 flu vaccine, according to a Reuters report.”Indonesia and Egypt have bird flu cases. But Egypt has more advanced pharmaceutical experience and has produced a variety of vaccines,” Mari Pangestu told Reuters after a meeting with Egypt’s trade delegation. “Thus, the possibility for cooperation is wide open.”In February Indonesia, amid a standoff with the World Health Organization (WHO) over sharing its H5N1 virus samples, signed a memorandum of understanding with US vaccine producer Baxter International about possible future collaboration or supply agreements.However, on Mar 27 Indonesia agreed to resume sharing its H5N1 virus samples with the WHO, under conditions designed to give the country control over which vaccine manufacturers get access to seed viruses made from the samples.Also today, officials in Egypt told the WHO they had ruled out the possibility of human-to-human transmission in the case of a brother and sister who were recently found to have avian flu, Reuters reported. The boy, age 4, and his sister, 6, are from Qena governorate, about 416 miles south of Cairo, according to WHO reports.Both children had been exposed to poultry that was infected with the H5N1 virus, the Reuters report said.”We have heard from the Ministry of Health that human-to-human transmission has been ruled out,” WHO spokesman Greg Hartl told Reuters.The brother and sister are among five Egyptian children in whom H5N1 infections were recently confirmed. All are hospitalized in stable condition, Reuters reported.
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“It would be difficult to conduct clinical trials at home due to low number of new cases and we understand discussions are underway with European countries for trials,” Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) deputy director Kwon Jun-wook said on its daily briefing.Kwon said the process would pave the way for South Korea to secure sizable supplies of the treatment by the first half of next year.There is currently no treatments for COVID-19 and human trials of several existing antiviral drugs have yet to show full efficacy.Eli Lilly and Co said on Monday it had started an early-stage trial to test its potential COVID-19 treatment, in the world’s first study of an antibody treatment against the disease.US drugmaker Gilead Science Inc has reported promising early trial results for its treatment remdesivir, prompting emergency approval in the United States and Japan. South Korea also said last week it would request imports of remdesivir. South Korea expects clinical trials of Celltrion Inc’s experimental COVID-19 treatment to begin in Europe next month and aims to secure sizable supplies of the drug by the first half of next year, a senior health official said on Tuesday.Drugmakers worldwide are rushing to develop treatments for the flu-like illness caused by the new coronavirus that has killed more than 374,000 globally since it first emerged late last year in China.Celltrion said on Monday its experimental antibody COVID-19 treatment demonstrated an up to 100-fold reduction in viral load of the disease in animal testing, saying it aims to start human clinical trials in late July. Topics :
Bill Signing, Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today signed two bills into law. The following pieces of legislation are now law:Act 75 – House Bill 477, sponsored by Rep. David Hickernell, which helps children and youth who are in Pennsylvania’s foster care system have access to the same activities and experiences as their peers.Act 76 – House Bill 698, sponsored by Rep. Jim Marshall amends Title 34 (Game), allows for those who are disabled and permanently confined to a wheelchair to use that device while hunting.# # #Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf December 10, 2015 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Governor Wolf Signs Two Bills Into Law
Governor Wolf Announces 53 New Jobs with Relocation of Velocity Network in Erie October 21, 2016 Jobs That Pay, Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that Velocity Network, Inc. (VNET), an IT solutions and support company, will relocate their operations to the City of Erie and create 53 new jobs over the next three years.“Velocity Network’s decision to expand operations in a blighted area represents more than just significant business growth – it will be accompanied by positive change and job opportunities that will greatly benefit Erie’s Renaissance District, and ultimately, the entire region ,” said Governor Wolf. “The company’s longer term plans include further partnership with the City of Erie to transform additional buildings in the surrounding area. VNET’s success, as well as its steadfast commitment to fostering community betterment, is to be commended.”Currently serving business clients with fiber optic internet, VNET plans to expand into the residential market. To accommodate this growth, the company will purchase and renovate a 40,000-square-foot building in the City of Erie’s Renaissance District that has been vacant for more than 25 years. VNET plans to invest $5,300,704 in the project. The company has committed to the creation of 53 new, full-time jobs over the next three years, and to the retention of an existing workforce of 55 employees.“We believe in the necessity to drive development in Erie through the bolstering of the region’s urban core,” said VNET President and CEO Joel Deuterman. “Pennsylvania is a strong state with vibrant cities, and thanks to the state’s financial commitment to progress, Velocity is poised to grow – and grow the region – smartly, quickly, and deliberately to create future job growth.”VNET received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development that includes a $225,000 Pennsylvania First Program grant, $159,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits to be distributed upon creation of the new jobs, and $20,000 in WEDnetPA funding for employee training. The company has also been encouraged to apply for $2.25 million in low-interest loans from the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority.The project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team, an experienced group of economic development professionals who report directly to the governor and work with businesses that are considering locating or expanding in Pennsylvania, in collaboration with the City of Erie and Corry Area Redevelopment Authority.“The VNET project is important to developing and revitalizing our downtown. It creates an opportunity for reuse of a long vacant space and helps to bring jobs and sustainability to our central business district,” said Erie Mayor Joseph E. Sinnott. “It follows exactly with what we are looking for in implementing our downtown master plan.”“It’s an honor to assist an entrepreneur like Joel Deuterman relocate and grow his business in the City of Erie,” said Corry Area Redevelopment Authority Executive Director Richard Novotny. “In VNET’s case, Joel is re-urbanizing his operations from the suburbs to the city’s core, and in doing so, he has re-energized investment in an entire district of the city. VNET’s investment will be the first of many to transform Erie’s urban core.”Velocity Network, Inc. has been serving the Erie, Pennsylvania area since 1990, providing IT support such as technical helpdesk support, IT hardware support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses. The company’s goal is to provide enterprise-level IT practices and solutions to the small business sector, with small business prices. VNET’s experience has allowed it to build and develop the infrastructure needed to keep its prices affordable and its clients up and running.For more information on VNET, visit www.velocitynetwork.net.For more information about the Governor’s Action Team or DCED, visit dced.pa.gov.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
March 23, 2018 Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf National Issues, Proclamations, Public Safety WHEREAS, the safety of all Pennsylvania school students is a concern of the highest consequence, and all citizens should unite in ensuring all schools throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania are safe; andWHEREAS, over 1.7 million students are enrolled in public schools and over 248,000 students are enrolled in private schools across the commonwealth; and,WHEREAS, March For Our Lives is a movement dedicated to the student-led activism born out of the Parkland, Florida tragedy around putting an end to mass shootings in our schools; and,WHEREAS, politicians, law enforcement, school officials, and citizens must come together to put an end to senseless violence in American; andWHEREAS, we must honor the active and devoted citizens who have courageously given their time and efforts to demand the necessary steps to ensure the safety of our students and teachers; and,WHEREAS, the proposed bill, STOP School Violence Act of 2018, is a step in the right direction by providing recourses to take the next steps in protecting our children; and,WHEREAS, it is especially important that students and teachers across the nation be guaranteed a healthy, calm, and secure environment.THEREFORE, I, Tom Wolf, Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, do hereby proclaim March 24, 2018, to be MARCH FOR OUR LIVES DAY in recognition of the all those who have lost their lives to senseless gun violence. I encourage all citizens to continue their efforts to promote safety and awareness.GIVEN under my hand and the Seal of the Governor, at the City of Harrisburg, this twenty-second day of March two thousand eighteen, the year of the commonwealth the two hundred forty-second.TOM WOLFGovernorRead full text of the proclamation below. You can also view the proclamation on Scribd and as a PDF.Governor Wolf Proclamation — March for Our Lives Day 2018 by Governor Tom Wolf on Scribd March for our Lives Day, 2018 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
A virtual reality film aims to draw attention to prejudice towards Ebola survivors by guiding viewers through the life of a woman in Liberia who uses her immunity to help others affected by the disease, the creators said on Tuesday.The new virtual reality film “Waves of Grace” gives viewers that jolt of proximity by essentially embedding them with an Ebola survivor in Liberia. Produced in partnership with the United Nations, the movie is intended as a potential antidote to the numbness that can come with traditional media coverage of disease and disasters.http://vrse.com/watch/index.html?id=121The film shows markets reopening, children going back to school and men returning to work in Liberia, which could once again be declared Ebola-free this week. But Davis warns of suspicion towards survivors, who are often ostracised by their communities. It’s one thing to read articles and watch news reports about the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. It’s quite another to find yourself standing among workers getting dressed in protective suits, or in a schoolyard surrounded by children orphaned by the disease. Vitual reality known as VR can enable ’empathy at a distance’ an order of magnitude more powerfully than any technology before it. Once VR recording develops past the presence-breaking technological limitations of simple 360-stereoscopic video, its effects will be truly profound.
ORVC Weekly Report (October 7-12)Congratulations to Southwestern, Milan and Rising Sun on their 2019 ORVC Girls Varsity Volleyball Championships!Congratulations to Milan and South Ripley on their 2019 ORVC Girls Reserve Volleyball Championships!Congratulations to Jac-Cen-Del on their 2019 IHSAA Class A Boys Soccer Championship! Good luck in the Regional!This is the first time in the history of the ORVC that 3 teams have shared the Volleyball title! Volleyball became a recognized conference sport in 1977-78.Players of the Week.Volleyball: Jennifer Barker – MilanORVC Report(October 7-12)2019Courtesy of ORVC Recorder Travis Calvert.