Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Subscribe Top of the News Here are the Pets of the Week available for adoption at the Pasadena Humane Society this week: 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS More Cool Stuff Martha (A409069) is an adult, female, tan and white rabbit. Martha is as calm and friendly a bunny as you’ll ever meet. When you open her kennel door, Martha hops up to you and nicely rests her chin on your arm. She’s more than happy to continue resting while you give her ear and nose rubs, but she also enjoys relaxing in your lap. Martha’s favorite activity is snuggling and her favorite snacks are carrots. Meet her in our Critter House today!The adoption fee for rabbits is $30 and includes the spay or neuter surgery and a microchip.New adopters will receive a complimentary health-and-wellness exam from VCA Animal Hospitals, as well as a goody bag filled with information about how to care for your pet.Call the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA at (626) 792-7151 to ask about A409069, or visit at 361 S. Raymond Ave. in Pasadena. Adoption hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.Pets may not be available for adoption and cannot be held for potential adopters by phone calls or email. Directions and photos of all pets can be found at pasadenahumane.org. Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Make a comment Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Harvey (A408713) is a 7-month-old, male, brown tabby cat who has made it his mission to make everyone in the world fall in love with him! He rushes to the front of his kennel to greet you with a head bump before settling down for all of the petting and head rubs he can get. Our volunteers report that he’ll even knead your arm and roll over for stomach rubs to show how much he likes you! Harvey is still a playful kitten, so he would love a forever home with plenty of time to both play and cuddle with him.The adoption fee for cats is $70, which includes the spay or neuter surgery, microchip, and vaccinationsNew adopters will receive a complimentary health-and-wellness exam from VCA Animal Hospitals, as well as a goody bag filled with information about how to care for your pet.Call the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA at (626) 792-7151 to ask about A408713, or visit at 361 S. Raymond Ave. in Pasadena. Adoption hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.Pets may not be available for adoption and cannot be held for potential adopters by phone calls or email. Directions and photos of all pets can be found at pasadenahumane.org. Business News First Heatwave Expected Next Week faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News Pets of the Week at the Pasadena Humane Society From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, December 5, 2016 | 5:46 pm Herbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyKim To File For Divorce From Kanye West After 6 Years Of MarriageHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Sea Salt Scrubs You Can Make YourselfHerbeautyHerbeauty
Twitter Facebook Previous articleWest Texas Guitar Festival features Del CastilloNext articleCounty closing for President’s Day admin Pinterest Local NewsBusiness By admin – February 18, 2018 WhatsApp Facebook Twitter New City of Odessa logo NEW RESIDENTIALSBetenbough Homes, 9402 Desert Ave., $196,950; Betenbough Homes, 9404 Desert Ave., $156,575; Villarreal Construction, 3125 San Saba Drive, $300,000; Betenbough Homes, 9406 Desert Ave., $172,250; Betenbough Homes, 9410 Desert Ave., $189,100; DR Horton Texas, 7219 La Escolara Ranch Road, $161,680; DR Horton Texas, 7217 La Escolara Ranch Road, $186,900; DR Horton Texas, 7211 La Escolara Ranch Road, $161,680; DR Horton Texas, 7021 Rocking L Ranch Road, $196,780; DR Horton Texas, 7008 Rocking L Ranch Road, $196,780; DR Horton Texas, 7003 Perot Ranch Road, $161,680; DR Horton Texas, 7001 Rocking L Ranch Road, $205,000; DR Horton Texas, 7001 Perot Ranch Road, $221,500; DR Horton Texas, 7001 Kate Reed Road, $205,000; DR Horton Texas, 7000 Rocking L Ranch Road, $196,780; DR Horton Texas, 7209 La Escolara Ranch Road, $178,160; DR Horton Texas, 7207 La Escolara Ranch Road, $197,365; DR Horton Texas, 7019 Rocking L Ranch Road, $203,280; DR Horton Texas Eric Wisebrod, 7019 Perot Ranch Road, $172,275; DR Horton Texas, 7213 La Escolara Ranch Road, $206,270; DR Horton Texas Eric Wisebrod, 7203 La Escolara Ranch Road, $206,270; DR Horton Texas Eric Wisebrod, 7007 Rocking L Ranch Road, $186,900; DR Horton Texas Eric Wisebrod, 7004 Rocking L Ranch Road, $206,270; DR Horton Texas Eric Wisebrod, 7025 Kate Reed Road, $172,275; DR Horton Texas Eric Wisebrod, 7024 Spur Ranch Road, $178,160; DR Horton Texas Eric Wisebrod, 7021 Kate Reed Road, $178,160; DR Horton Texas Eric Wisebrod, 7016 Spur Ranch Road, $178,160; Silverleaf Communities, 6000 Socorro Drive, $249,900; Silverleaf Communities, 6005 Socorro Drive, $238,900; Adrian G. Carmona, 324 Fitch Ave., $100,000.Total: 30 permits, $5,761,000RESIDENTIAL ADDITIONS, ALTERATIONS & CONVERSIONSPlaygrounds Etc LLC/Greater Opportunities of the Permian Basin, 2445 E. 11th St., $4,782; Brian Wilhite, 2207 E. 13th St., $20,000; Jeff Russell, 2418 E. 17th St., $6,888.30; Jose Urias, 9017 Lamar Ave., $3,100; Guy Fields/Helen Orren, 4223 Dawn Ave., $1,000; Sonia Ramirez, 3918 Firenze St., $6,000; Lee White, 8 Revere Place, $6,500; Brad Davis, 3640 Redbud Ave., $4,200; Valentin Nunez, 1003 S. Kelly Ave., $2,500; Alonso Luna, 3208 Walnut Ave., $4,000; All-State Fence Company/Bernard Hooper, 8752 Rainbow Drive, $3,000; Jose P Mendoza, 1116 Harris St., $1,000; Janet Lyons-Boyer/Maria Lynch-Miha, 2000 Beverly St., $5,000; Wheeler Drilling/Fernando Franco, 3101 Marksburg Ave. water well, $4,000.Total: 14 permits, $71,970.30COMMERCIAL ADDITIONS, ALTERATIONS & CONVERSIONSCooper Construction, 2500 S. U.S. 385, $18,900,000; Joyce Builders/Mrc Global, 333 S. County Road, $500,000; Mike Handy/Berltan LLC, 1725 E. Second St., $4,000; Theodore Powell, 3506 Golder Ave., $5,500.Total: 4 permits, $19,409,500CHANGE OF USEErnesto Soto/Neveah Properties, 2732 N. Grandview Ave.; Minh Q. Le, 3632 Andrews Highway.Total: 2 permitsTotal permits: 50Total value: $25,242,470.30Total permits (2018 year to date): 258Total value (2018 year to date): $55,246,518.42Total permits (2017): 1,759Total value (2017): $311,109,404.04 Pinterest WhatsApp BUILDING PERMITS: Feb. 5, – Feb. 9, 2018
“When you teach all the time: Don’t quit, don’t quit, and then you’re quitting, I’m sure that’s hard,” May said. “But I don’t want them to think I’m quitting on them. I just need that change in my life.“This whole year. I mean, it’s been hard. But you come back every day for the kids. You come back because they need you. I said it a lot. It’s just terrible, it’s terrible, it’s hard every day. It’s hard to come to work, and you don’t want work to be like that, where you’re miserable.”May led Stoneman Douglas for six years, going 33-26. The team went 5-5 last year and missed out on a playoff berth. Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school football coach Willis May announced his resignation Wednesday just more than a year after a fatal school shooting left 17 people dead, including assistant football coach Aaron Feis and athletic director Chris Hixon. While May expressed gratitude for the Parkland, Fla., community, he cited the shooting as his primary reason for stepping down. “It’s been hard to come to work with everything that’s went on,” May said, per the South Florida Sun Sentinel. “I miss Aaron Feis every day, and I miss Chris Hixon every day. It’s been really hard, and I just needed a change. I needed a change for my soul.“We’ve got a cemetery on campus that we have to look at every day, when it comes to the 1200 building. They know I have to walk in my office and Aaron Feis’ desk is there without him, and on the other side Chris Hixon’s office is there without him. It’s hard. They understand.”May explained he didn’t take the decision lightly and that he doesn’t want his players to think he’s quitting. Instead, he reiterated he needs a change in pace and plans to move to Fort Myers to be closer to his parents.
The video shorts competition, Clamdance, is open for young filmmakers to focus on Cape Cod and the Islands, with a sense of the area’s history, environment, and diverse residents. Among several awards in the competition, a “new normal” category encourages short films that help navigate these challenging times during social distancing, whether the viewpoint is lighthearted or with a serious outlook, the release says. The competition is divided into two age groups, 18 and under, and 19 to 25 years old, for young filmmakers who are residents of Cape Cod or the Islands.Other awards include best in each age group, and an audience favorite in each age group. The Casey Sherman Award, named for the prominent Hyannis author whose books have been the basis for several movies, will recognize an entry in each age group that best tells a narrative story. One member from a high school class of 2020 will receive a scholarship of $300 to continue his or her studies related to filmmaking. Otherwise, entrants are not required to be enrolled students.Videos must be 2 to 10 minutes long, and submitted electronically as a digital file through Film Freeway, which accepts all major video formats in full-quality HD, up to 10 GB. More technical details are provided after entrants register at filmfreeway.com/hyannisfilmfestivalshorts. Submissions are due by midnight Monday, Sept. 21. Films cannot be made as a commercial promotion. Films cannot be a music video, although movie musicals are welcomed, with the requirement that all music must have music rights properly cleared. 1 of 2 During the coronavirus pandemic, Hyannis Film Festival encourages the filmmakers to observe current directives and guidelines for the health and safety of themselves and others, including recommended social distancing and hygiene practices.Clamdance entrants will be notified of their status by Oct. 15, 2020. Visit the Hyannis Film Festival website or Facebook page for updated information. Email questions to [email protected], or call executive director Bill Ferrall at 508-228-8535. Hyannis Film Festival, which launched last year, is moving ahead by showcasing the creative spirits of young filmmakers located on Cape Cod, Nantucket, and Martha’s Vineyard. According to a press release, the festival was scheduled for this coming fall, but due to restrictions may be a virtual shorts festival. — Hyannis Film Festival — Hyannis Film Festival
The Nelson Neptunes charged up the pool lanes to win to finish third at the Castlegar Aquanauts Meet as the Kootenay Summer Swim Association entered its final stage of the season.The Neptunes, which has struggled for most of the indoor swimming campaign, finished behind Kootenay powers Castlegar and Trail in the seven-team meet Sunday in the Sunflower City. Nelson was led division three boy’s sensation, Sam Matthew.Matthew has won gold medals in every meet this season, once again capturing the top prize.Neptune assistant coaches Kiandra McLaren and Melissa Afford, won silver in division six and seven girls, respectively.Kourtney Brager took home the bronze in division three girls.The Neptunes were inspired by the spectacular swims of the winter-club swimmers.Jordan Andrusak won the gold medal in O cat 1 girls while Kelsey Andrusak claimed the bronze.Meanwhile, in O cat 2 boys, Niallan Collier also won gold.Jordan Andrusak also set no less than four new records during the meet.Andrusak set new marks in 50-meter breaststroke, 100-meter freestyle, 50-meter freestyle and 100-meter individual medley.Not to be outdone, Collier smashed records in 100-meter breaststroke, 100-meter butterfly and 200-meter individual medley.The Neptunes travel to Kimberley this weekend for the final meet of the season.The team then prepare for regionals August 6-7 in Castlegar.The top swimmers advance to the B.C. Summer Swim Championships August 15-21 in [email protected]
OAKLAND – Throughout his career, Rockets guard James Harden has developed a penchant for getting to the free throw line.Over his last six seasons, Harden has finished with more makes from the free throw line than makes from the field. His unique ability to draw foul calls has garnered criticism around the league. However, when asked Thursday if Harden’s approach was respected around the league, Warriors guard Thompson said Harden’s style didn’t matter.“I don’t know if they do but it gets good …
Professor Beric Skews, right, receiving his honorary fellowship from Raes past-president, Captain David Rowland. (Image: Flow Research Unit) Dr Hulda Swai has joined the co-ordinating committee of the European Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership. (Image: CSIR) Dr Fisseha Mekuria and Professor Etienne Barnard have found favour with Google. (Image: CSIR)Janine ErasmusFind out more about using MediaClubSouthAfrica.com materialA number of South African academics have earned recognition from international organisations in recent months for their outstanding work in their respective fields.Professor Beric Skews of Wits University’s engineering faculty has been awarded an honorary fellowship of the London-based Royal Aeronautical Society.Leading tuberculosis researcher Dr Hulda Swai of South Africa’s Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has been elected to an international advisory committee of African professionals drawn from the fields of HIV/Aids, malaria and tuberculosis.Then, two CSIR researchers were awarded research grants to the value of US$143 000 (R1.2-million) by Google Research.Rare honourAdmittance to the Royal Aeronautical Society as an honorary fellow is a singular honour, and one that is regarded as the ultimate acknowledgement for aerospace engineering. The society has more than 19 600 members worldwide and of this number, only 47 hold honorary fellowships.Skews’s achievement puts him in the same illustrious company as famous American test pilot Charles “Chuck” Yeager (admitted in 2006), Baroness Platt of Writtle, retired president of the Cambridge University Engineers Association (admitted in 1994), and Admiral Sir Raymond Lygo, member of the board of British Aerospace (admitted in 1989), among others.The professor, who specialises in shock waves, gas and fluid dynamics and flow visualisation, is one of the most distinguished members of South Africa’s engineering community. In the 1960s he developed the aeronautical engineering course at Wits University, a qualification which is still the only internationally recognised formal degree offered in South Africa in this field.He is currently the director of the Flow Research Unit at Wits University. His scientific papers, over 200 of them, have been written in collaboration with colleagues from all over the world, including Japan, Russia, Israel, China and Australia.Skews is an esteemed researcher who earned the National Research Foundation’s highest accolade – an “A” research rating. This classes him as an international leading scholar who is unquestionably recognised by his peers for the consistently high quality and influence of his research. South Africa has fewer than 100 A-rated researchers.He edits the scientific journals Shock Waves and the Journal of Engineering Physics and Thermophysics, and holds membership of a number of local and international organisations, including the International Shock Wave Institute.Fighting infectious disease in AfricaDr Hulda Swai of the CSIR has joined a number of her peers on the independent advisory body, the Developing Countries Coordinating Committee of the European Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP).Originally from Tanzania, Swai did her doctoral studies at the University of London. She is the only South African representative on the panel, made up of African scientists working to address the poverty-related diseases of malaria, HIV/Aids, and tuberculosis, and was elected in March 2009.Swai’s expertise lies in the CSIR’s nanotechnology-based tuberculosis drug delivery research programme, and her extensive experience and expertise will be an asset to the advisory group.The cutting-edge programme is currently in the pre-clinical trial phase, which involves in vivo and in vitro testing to gather initial data on efficacy, toxicity and the body’s interaction with the technology. Nanotechnology allows for a more finely targeted drug delivery and nano-particles, being smaller than human cells, can easily move around in the body.The EDCTP was established in 2003 in order to help accelerate the development of new and improved drugs and other strategies against the triple scourges of malaria, tuberculosis and HIV, which affect sub-Saharan Africa more severely than anywhere else. The prevalence of the deadly, yet in many cases preventable, diseases not only causes untold deaths but also contributes to poverty and impedes economic development.Every drug must first be tested extensively in clinical trials, and here the EDCTP’s focus is on phase two and three trials, where drugs in development are tested on larger groups of patients than in earlier phases. Phase two is the make-or-break stage for a drug in terms of efficacy and safety. If a drug or device passes this stage it progresses to phase three, which may involve up to 3 000 subjects and is considered the definitive assessment phase.The coordinating committee facilitates the interaction between the numerous partners of the EDCTP such as governments and international organisations, on matters relating to clinical trials and vaccine development for the thousands of Africans who suffer from infectious diseases.Their strategies include the promotion of programmes for clinical trials in African countries; the creation of an interactive African forum of relevant experts; gathering and sharing of advice between scientists; and liaising with national health authorities, the World Health Organisation, and others.Top echelon of researchersProfessor Etienne Barnard, a scholar in the field of human language technologies, and Dr Fisseha Mekuria, an internationally renowned expert on wireless and mobile communication platforms and systems, have joined an elite group of researchers who can claim to have received Google research grants.Barnard, currently based at North-West University, is developing a voice-based information access system that circumvents the problem posed by indigenous languages using tone to distinguish between words. Voice recognition systems, such as those available via telephone, can only accommodate tonal languages if a pronunciation dictionary is available, the development of which is the subject of Barnard’s project.He plans to use his grant to give a full-time student the opportunity to assist him for two years on the project, and to travel with the student to the US where they will work with researchers there as well as attend conferences.Mekuria, formerly professor of Wireless Communication Systems at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda, relocated to South Africa in 2009 to join the CSIR. His area of expertise involves secure mobile computing platforms and systems in the context of information security.Mekuria believes that one of the key factors in economic growth and job creation lies in the establishment of a viable industry providing local mobile content and services. His project addresses the fast-growing mobile sector on the African continent through a study programme for mobile computing and application developers.Once ready for roll-out, the course will be offered at a number of African universities, starting with his alma mater. An associated network of researchers and universities will ensure the sustainability of the project.Do you have queries or comments about this article? Contact Janine Erasmus at [email protected] articlesTB vaccine in SA clinical trial SA-Uganda science agreement Google with South African flair Useful linksFlow Research UnitRoyal Aeronautical SocietyNational Research FoundationCSIRTreating tuberculosis with a nano drug delivery systemGoogle Research
Before, Uber would round down each passenger’s fare to the nearest rand. Now, with UberGiving, those cents are instead donated to good causes. (Image: Uber)South African non-profits are hailing the benefit of taxicab app Uber’s charitable giving. UberGiving allows the company and its passengers to donate to worthy causes.Before, Uber would round down each passenger’s fare to the nearest rand. Now, with UberGiving, those cents are instead donated to good causes. The new system does not cost the drivers, who will still earn 80% of each fare.The Reach for a Dream Foundation, which fulfils the dreams of children with life-threatening diseases, was the first beneficiary of Uber passengers’ generosity. It helped the foundation take passionate football fan Elihle Momoza, a 12-year-old with a blood disorder, to Moses Mabhida stadium for the first time. It also gave him a PlayStation with football games.UberGiving helped Faith Nifang, an eight-year-old with sickle cell anaemia, to live his special dream of a day at the beach by spending a weekend at Sun City, where he enjoyed the playground activities and the Valley of the Waves.“The magnitude of his smile said it all that day,” said Alon Lits, GM of Uber in sub-Saharan Africa.“We are honoured to be associated with Reach for a Dream, helping to assist children like Faith and Elihle. These are just some of the dreams that were made possible through UberGiving and the Reach for a Dream Foundation.”A great startUberGiving’s charitable drive has benefitted other non-profits as well. It helped the Tomorrow Trust, an educational NGO, to fund Mahlogonolo Pasha’s BSc studies in Life and Environmental Sciences at the University of Johannesburg.Pasha, from a family of five children raised by a single unemployed mother, dreams of becoming the first university graduate in her family. Education, she believes, will end their cycle of poverty.The Els for Autism Foundation is another UberGiving beneficiary. The charity was established in 2009 by golfer Ernie Els and his wife Liezl Els after their son Ben was diagnosed with severe autism.Their foundation funds an Autism Centre of Excellence, which gives under-resourced families of autistic children free access to evidence-based interventions.Other non-profits that have benefited from UberGiving include the Blow the Whistle initiative and the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation.“We are proud to support these organisations, to help them continue the good work they do,” said Lits. “A special thanks goes out to all those riders using the Uber platform, by simply requesting a trip each of you are making a difference, and every little bit counts.”For more information, visit www.uber.com or connect with them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Provisions of the Affordable Care Act will again be the big issue this year for taxpayers – but instead of the focus being heavy on individual taxpayers, more interest will be on employer reporting requirements, a tax expert with the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University said.To help experienced tax preparers learn about federal tax law changes and updates for this year as well as learn more about issues they may encounter when filing individual and small business 2015 tax returns, the college is offering a series of two-day income tax schools.The tax school will also offer information on preparing taxes that focus on agriculture concerns, said Larry Gearhardt, director of the Ohio State University Income Tax School Program of Ohio State University Extension.“The school is an excellent value that will be taught by tax experts with a goal to bring participants up to speed on the latest developments and changes in tax laws that will impact this year’s tax returns,” he said.The OSU Income Tax Schools are an intermediate-level course that focuses on interpreting tax regulations and changes in tax laws to help tax preparers, accountants, financial planners and attorneys advise their clients. Participants will receive the 2015 National Income Tax Workbook prepared by the Land Grant University Tax Education Foundation for the tax schools held in Ohio and 30 other states.The tax schools will offer continuing education credit for accountants, enrolled agents, attorneys and certified financial planners, he said.Topics covered during the tax school include:• Individual tax issues.• Provisions limited by level of income.• Tax practice.• Internal Revenue Service issues.• New legislation, rulings and cases.• Retirement.• Agriculture and natural resources.• Business entities.• Trade or business.• Net operating loss.• Repair regulations.• Affordable Care Act.• Business issues.The tax school will also feature a separate webinar on ethics that will broadcast Dec. 16 at 1 p.m. and Dec. 18 at 10 a.m. The webinar is approved by the IRS for two hours of continuing education credits and will be available to tax school participants enrolled in the two-day tax school at no extra charge, Gearhardt said.The preregistration fee for each workshop is $340, with late registration $390. The fee includes all materials, lunches and refreshments. The deadline to enroll is 10 business days prior to the date of each school. Participants can also choose to attend just day 1 or day 2 for $210.The schools run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the following dates and locations:• Nov. 4-5 — Ole Zim’s Wagonshed; 1387 State Route 590, Gibsonburg.• Nov. 9-10 — All Occasions Banquet Center and Catering; 6989 Waldo Delaware Road, Waldo.• Nov. 16-17 — Kent State University, Student Center; 1075 Risman Drive, Kent.• Nov. 19-20 — Presidential Banquet Center; 4548 Presidential Way, Kettering.• Nov. 23-24 — Old Barn Out Back; 3175 W. Elm Street, Lima.• Nov. 30 to Dec.1 — Ashland University-Convocation Center; 401 College Ave., Ashland.• Dec. 3-5 — Ross County Service Center; 475 Western Ave., Chillicothe.• Dec. 7-8 — Ohio University, Zanesville Branch Campus Center; 1425 Newark Road, Zanesville.• Jan. 14-15 — The Ohio State University, Fawcett Center; 2400 Olentangy River Road, Columbus.More information on the workshops, including how to register, can be found at go.osu.edu/taxschools. Participants may also contact Gearhardt at 614-292-2433 or by email at [email protected]
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest In an effort to protect horses and other livestock in Ohio, the Ohio Department of Agriculture is not allowing the import of horses from counties within states with confirmed and suspected cases of Vesicular Stomatitis (VSV). This restriction includes the All American Quarter Horse Congress, which is scheduled to begin in Columbus Oct. 1.“VSV has not been detected in Ohio and we are taking every precaution possible to keep it that way,” said ODA State Veterinarian Dr. Tony Forshey. “With the All American Quarter Horse Congress coming, we thought it was important to restrict further movement to prevent the disease’s potential spread.”VSV is a viral disease that primarily affects horses, but can also infect cattle, swine, sheep and goats. The disease causes blister-like lesions, which burst and leave open wounds. It is extremely painful to animals and can result in the inability to eat and drink and even lameness.VSV is highly contagious, with biting insects being the most common method of transmission. Humans can also contract VSV by coming into contact with lesions, saliva or nasal secretions from infected animals. In people, the disease causes flu-like symptoms such as fever, muscle ache, headache and nausea.Currently, VSV has been detected in Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah and Wyoming with confirmed or suspected cases in specific counties across those states. A current list of suspect and confirmed cases can be found in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s weekly situation report.For more information on the disease, visit the USDA’s VSV resource page.