Cattlemen kick-off PCA Rodeo Weekend

first_img Book Nook to reopen Print Article Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits With that in mind, the Cattlemen have planned a rodeo event just for kids.Saturday night at the rodeo will begin with a Western Festival For Kids. The gates will open at 4:30 and the activities will begin at 5 p.m.“The Western Festival will be a big night for the kids and their families,” Whatley said. “We’ve got rodeo events planned that include stick horse races, steer head roping, mutton bustin’ and a Buck-A-Roo dress-up contest, which is designed to encourage kids to dress in western attire.” The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Published 7:16 pm Monday, August 4, 2014 You Might Like ‘Promises’ to continue at Red Door Submitted Photo“Promises,” an Appalachian tale of love, deceit and murder, by Joel Williams, left, continues at the Red Door Theater… read more The Pike County Cattlemen’s Association kicked off its annual Professional Cowboy Association Rodeo Weekend Monday afternoon at Cattleman Park. The rodeo is set for Friday and Saturday, Aug. 22 and 23.Ed Whatley, Cattleman Park executive director, said this year’s PCA Rodeo will feature traditional rodeo events, a concert and a Western Festival for Kids.“The Cattlemen are excited about this year’s rodeo and the different events that we have planned,” Whatley said. “This is our third year having the PCA Rodeo in August rather than on Memorial Day weekend, and that has proven to be a great move. The crowds are much larger and, with kids getting back in school, a lot of interest is generated among them.” Email the author By The Penny Hoarder Latest Stories Skip “However, the Cattlemen are going to offer free tickets to all kids in the elementary schools in the county and at Zion Chapel and South Montgomery County Academy,” Whatley said. “We want the kids to come out and experience the fun of the rodeo.”Although kids will be the center of attention prior to the PCA Rodeo Saturday night, the excitement of Rodeo Weekend will get underway at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, with cowboys and cowgirls from the PCA competing in eight rodeo events.“There are few thrills to compare with the excitement of the rodeo,” Whatley said. “We know the contestants will compete at their best, and it will be a great rodeo both nights.”In addition to the excitement in the arena, the kids can ride the ponies and the brave of heart can try to tame the mechanical bull on the rodeo grounds. A variety of vendors will have western items for sale at the indoor facility. And, as always, the Cattlemen’s concession stand will be open for business.“Following the Friday night rodeo, the Sweet Young’Uns will be in concert and everyone will be invited to stay around for some foot-stompin’ fun,” Whatley said.Tickets for the Friday night Pike County Cattlemen’s PCA Rodeo are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Children ages six and under will be admitted free.Advanced tickets will go on sale Aug. 11 at Walkers Western Wear, Cattleman Park, TB&T locations and Piggly Wiggly in Brundidge and Troy. Tickets may be ordered on line at [email protected] or by calling 334-566-0892. Sponsored Content The judges for the Buck-A-Roo dress up contest will circulate among the little cowboys and cowgirls and narrow down the field.“We’ll have two winners, a cowboy and a cowgirl, and they will be presented to the rodeo crowd at intermission,” Whatley said. “We’ll also have free wagon rides and buggy rides for the kids inside the arena. The Western Festival is going to be loads of fun for the kids and their families.”The Benton Brothers will be the featured entertainment at the Western Festival and will take the stage from 5:30 until 6:30 p.m. The PCA Rodeo will begin at 7 p.m.Tickets for the Saturday night rodeo will be $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Cattlemen kick-off PCA Rodeo Weekend By Jaine Treadwell Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? 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In 2001-02, reduced air travel delayed flu season

first_imgSep 12, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – Researchers reported today that reduced air travel in the wake of the Sep 11, 2001, terrorist attacks delayed and prolonged that year’s influenza season.The study, published this week in the online journal Public Library of Science–Medicine, provides what the authors call the first empirical evidence for an effect of air travel on the spread of flu. As such, the findings may elevate the role of travel restrictions in pandemic planning.Using 9 years of weekly influenza and pneumonia mortality data (1996 to 2005) from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), researchers from Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston measured the rate of influenza spread across nine regions. Then they used government estimates of air travel volume to assess whether it was related to the timing of yearly flu outbreaks.The researchers found that the national peak date for flu mortality was within 2 days of Feb 17 in the first 5 seasons they examined (1996-97 to 2000-01). But in 2001-02, the peak date was Mar 2, 13 days later than the previous average. In the ensuing 3 seasons, the peak date progressively returned to the Feb 17 baseline.For comparison, the authors analyzed flu and travel data for France, where air travel was not restricted after the terrorist attacks. The investigators found no evidence of a delay in France’s flu season that year.The researchers also reported an overall finding that the seasonal flu spread more slowly when the number of domestic air travelers was low, particularly in November.”Our results suggest that for a nonpandemic year, travel during the Thanksgiving holiday may be central to the yearly national spread of influenza in the United States,” they write.Also, the team found that the flu season peaked later when the number of international air travelers was lower, particularly in September.The authors say their findings suggest that airline passenger volume explains about 60% of the year-to-year variation in the spread of flu across the country. They say other factors remain unknown; they were unable to link the timing of seasonal flu deaths to the weather.The spread of highly pathogenic H5N1 influenza has intensified debate about whether border controls and travel restrictions can slow a pandemic, the article notes. “Our results suggest that limiting domestic airline volume may have a measurable impact on the rate of spread of an influenza pandemic, and particularly on spread across regions,” the investigators write, adding that the benefits would hinge on early detection and immediate intervention.Brownstein JS, Wolfe CJ, Mandl KD. Empirical evidence for the effect of airline travel on inter-regional influenza spread in the United States. PLoS Med 2006Oct;3(10) [Abstract]last_img read more

Six Nations 2019: Owen Farrell ‘is a genius,’ England teammate Jamie George says

first_imgTeammate Jamie George hailed England teammate Owen Farrell as a “genius” after he produced another inspired display in their Six Nations thrashing of France.Farrell showed his all-around class, thriving in his role as captain in a 44-8 thumping of Les Bleus on Sunday at Twickenham. George, a hooker, waxed lyrical over his Saracens and England teammate following his latest masterclass.”The bloke’s a genius,” George said. “I never see him have a bad game and that’s why he’s one of the best players in the world, if not the best player in the world.”In my eyes, it’s amazing to be playing with a fly-half and captain who is as dominant as he is and who leads from the front in the way that he does.”Owen’s been a captain and leader for a long time now. It’s not a new thing for us, but he does it really well and it brings the best out of him in terms of his game.”He’s performing really well.”Le Crunch England v France: Action & Reaction#WearTheRose pic.twitter.com/oyJwWoyWDz— England Rugby (@EnglandRugby) February 11, 2019England is atop the table after bonus-point wins over Ireland and France, but George says there is room for improvement ahead of a potentially decisive showdown with Wales in Cardiff on Feb. 23 after the upcoming rest weekend. “We have to be aware that we did well against France but recognise that it wasn’t the perfect performance,” the forward said.”We really did a lot of analysis. We focused on ourselves a lot this week and tried to make sure we put our best performance out there.”We still didn’t do that so an exciting thing for us is there’s still a lot to come. The important thing for us is to keep the ball rolling.”last_img read more