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Clarice Henriques 90Year Old Ontario senior couple say pressured to sell family home




For greater than 20 years, Clarice Henriques, currently in her 90 s, has actually resided in and also liked her Woodbridge residence.

” I prefer to pass away than step,” she stated.

This is why it came because of this a shock to her child Maria Morgis when, unexpectedly, virtually 7 years earlier, Henriques and also her partner Fernando Henriques disclosed your home had actually been offered.

” Your home was except sale,” Morgis stated. “I really did not recognize what to assume. I was amazed.”

The Henriques’ stated a realty representative with Royal Lepage turned up at their residence eventually in February 2012 and also handed Clarice an envelope consisting of a deal to acquire. Without any intent to market, the pair stated the deal was disregarded up until the representative returned a number of days later on. They stated your home was after that offered within hrs.

Morgis stated she thinks her papa really felt forced to market.

” It was nearly like she had control of his mind,” she stated.

” He reasoned, ‘OK, if they’re providing me $725,000, I’ll simply state $925,000’ since he believed it was such an extravagant number he would certainly make her disappear.”

Rather, after authorizing the agreement, the bargain was done.

Morgis stated what distressed her one of the most is that her papa informed her he asked the property representative, Shana Ditta, a number of times for a couple of days to seek advice from his kids prior to settling.

” Up up until after that, I believed, ‘Well, it is what it is.’ I indicate you should not have actually done this, however then, I believed, ‘Right here is someone that is actually sharp and also she benefited from my moms and dads,'” she stated.

The family members sought advice from an attorney and also rejected to shut on the residence.

” They would certainly not shut and also the purchaser desired to implement the agreement to shut, so we involved ourselves in a legal action that’s been dragging out for a variety of years,” stated Nicholas Macos, the family members’s legal representative.

” If someone mosted likely to your door and also attempted to market you a warm water heating system, you would certainly have a cooling down duration to leave that. Yet if a person concerns your door with an agreement that authorizes you approximately market your residence, strangely enough you do not.”

As an outcome of the rejection to shut, the purchaser, Ashley Park Advancement, introduced a legal action versus the pair.

The business’s declaration of case kept in mind the Henriques’ “have actually rejected to accomplish their responsibilities under the arrangement.”

In the legal action, Ashley Park Advancement likewise submitted cases versus Shana Ditta and also Royal LePage. The cases declared Ditta “recognized or should have actually understood that the building was except sale which Fernando Henriques and also Clarice Henriques were not happy to market and/or did not have the requisite ability to communicate the building.”

The programmer likewise urged it trust Ditta’s depiction in waging the sale and also had actually not interacted with the proprietors straight.

Nonetheless, in their declaration of support, Ditta and also Royal LePage refuted the claims. The declaration stated the arrangements happened over a three-day duration and also the family members had a number of days to think about the deal and also permit the kids to see it.

It likewise stated Clarice Henriques suggested that “they could be thinking about marketing the building,” however asked Ditta to return the following day after 4 p.m. “when her partner would certainly be residence.”

Ditta and also Lepage kept in mind the representative returned 2 days later on, whereupon, they asserted the Henriques’ “suggested that the quantity of the deal was not appropriate” which one more representative had actually been by their residence.

” The Henriques’ stated they fit authorizing back to the complainant at $895,000,” the declaration reviewed, and also “they likewise stated that they can not keep the building for a lot longer as it was a great deal of benefit them.”

Morgis asserted her moms and dads never ever meant to market the building, were not qualified to do so, and also were pushed to authorize the deal.

She noted her mom was 84 years of ages at the time and also struggling with very early beginning mental deterioration, while her papa was not well-versed in English.

The family members submitted a grievance with the Property Council of Ontario (RECO). It is basically the federal government guard dog of property representatives.

Consequently, RECO released an advising to Ditta, keeping in mind, “In this particular scenario, you stopped working to record the kind of solutions you were offering to the vendors, and also for that reason created your brokerage firm to oppose the REBA2002”

Maria Morgis and also her mother Clarice Henriques


Pennsylvania students charged in alleged plot to attack school on Columbine anniversary



Pennsylvania students charged in alleged plot to attack school on Columbine anniversary

According to court paper work, text messages were uncovered between the students discussing plans to “shoot up the school”, another student calling “dibs” on a specific victim

DUNMORE, Pa. (WBRE/WYOU) – Four Pennsylvania high school students have been charged, two as adults and two as juveniles, for conspiring to carry out an attack on the school on the 25th anniversary of the Columbine massacre, Lackawanna County District Attorney Mark Powell announced Friday.

Dunmore High School students Zavier Lewis, 15, and Alyssa Kucharski, 15, are being charged as adults due to the serious nature of the threats, DA Powell said.

According to court paperwork, text messages were uncovered between the students discussing plans to “shoot up the school”, with another student calling “dibs” on a specific victim.

The students wrote that they “hated” Dunmore High School and wanted “everything to go down like that,” referring to the 1999 Columbine High School mass shooting, investigators say.

It was also noted by investigators the intended date chosen by Lewis and Kucharski was April 20, 2024, the 25th anniversary of the shootings.

Within the text messages in the court affidavit, the students discussed that Kucharski made Molotov cocktails as well as homemade explosives in the form of gun powder and CO2 cartridges. Investigators say another student told them Kucharski had 20-30 Molotov cocktails underneath the front porch of her home.

Court papers say the student’s plans were to use bombs first and then shoot the guns. They had even created a title for the planned attack, investigators say: “Natural Born Killers.”

Kucharski told a student she was also going to purchase gas masks, bulletproof vests, and trench coats, police reports say.

A search warrant was executed at Kucharski’s home where police say they recovered explosive devices, BB pellets, CO2 cartridges, notebooks explaining how to make a bomb, a 5-subject notebook with a section devoted to the Columbine shootings, and another notebook referencing Rodney King.

An entry in Kucharski’s notebook dedicated to Columbine read, “I think I’m gonna go with Klebold setup, (referring to Dylan Klebold, one of the Columbine shooters). A Tech-9 and a sawed-off shotgun, but instead of a double barrel, I want one like Eric shot” (referring to Eric Harris, the other Columbine shooter), court papers detail.

Investigators say another entry in Kucharski’s notebook read “4-20-24 April 20, 2024, you’ll all be dead soon anyway” and “the only thing you’d get from me would be a 9 sawn-off shotty to the face, blow your damn head off.”

A digital camera was also recovered from the home, in which investigators said they found a video of Kucharski and Lewis preparing to make explosive devices. Kucharski says “this is for our pipe bombs and crickets,” and Lewis says “hey [expletive] this is going to boom up in your faces”.

After police took Kucharski into custody, court papers say he told investigators that he didn’t know why he did it, adding, “I just did it because that was on my mind at the time.”

Investigators say Kucharski’s mother told police her daughter was “obsessed with” the Columbine massacre.

Lewis told police he had never heard of Columbine until Kucharski told him about it, and the two started planning in September of 2020, according to the police affidavit.

Lewis told police Kucharski had found out their plan was under investigation so they stopped actively preparing. Lewis said he “felt better about it because he didn’t think he was going to be able to kill someone,” according to investigators.

“While the investigation is ongoing, I want to assure the parents, students, and staff at Dunmore High School that we do not believe there is any active threat at this time,” Powell said. “We are relieved that this plot was uncovered before anyone was hurt and urge anyone who has information about potential threats of school violence to contact police immediately.”

Friday, the Dunmore School District posted a statement on its website regarding the arrests:

Kucharski is being charged with possessing weapons of mass destruction, terroristic threats, aggravated assault, and criminal conspiracy.

Lewis is being charged with possessing weapons of mass destruction, possessing explosive materials, criminal conspiracy, terroristic threats, criminal conspiracy, and aggravated assault.

“We are charging two students as adults because of the serious nature of the charges and to reassure the
public that all threats to the safety of our children will be aggressively prosecuted. Two additional students have been charged as juveniles,” Powell said.

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Governor Hochul provides Saturday coronavirus update



Governor Hochul provides Saturday coronavirus update

NEW YORK (WWTI) — Governor Kathy Hochul updated New Yorkers on the state’s progress combating COVID-19 on Saturday.

“New York State is taking decisive action to curb the spread of COVID-19 as we continue to contend with this pandemic across the state,” Governor Hochul said. “There’s no better solution than getting vaccinated, and that’s why we need every single eligible New Yorker to get a shot as soon as possible. We’re working to keep children and families safe, but the vaccine will deliver us into the state’s future and help us truly recover from this devastating time.”

Saturday’s data is summarized briefly below:

  • Test Results Reported – 209,381
  • Total Positive – 5,288
  • Percent Positive – 2.53%
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive – 2.72%
  • Patient Hospitalization – 2,345 (+9)
  • Patients Newly Admitted – 334
  • Patients in ICU – 567 (+12)
  • Patients in ICU with Intubation – 326 (+0)
  • Total Discharges – 199,511 (+300)
  • New deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS – 31
  • Total deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS – 44,372
  • Total deaths reported to and compiled by the CDC – 56,462
  • Total vaccine doses administered – 24,965,748
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 24 hours – 65,058
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 7 days – 343,878
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose – 81.0%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with completed vaccine series – 73.1%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) – 83.3%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with completed vaccine series (CDC) – 74.8%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose – 68.5%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series – 61.6%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) – 70.6%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series (CDC) – 63.1%

Each region’s 7-day average percentage of positive test results reported over the last three days is as follows:

Region Wednesday, September 22, 2021 Thursday, September 23, 2021 Friday, September 24, 2021
Capital Region 3.80% 3.81% 3.67%
Central New York 4.48% 4.79% 4.79%
Finger Lakes 4.46% 4.51% 4.49%
Long Island 3.59% 3.48% 3.49%
Mid-Hudson 2.81% 2.79% 2.79%
Mohawk Valley 4.58% 4.69% 4.69%
New York City 1.82% 1.78% 1.70%
North Country 5.71% 5.48% 5.37%
Southern Tier 3.38% 3.52% 3.36%
Western New York 4.26% 4.37% 4.36%
Statewide 2.75% 2.76% 2.72%

Each New York City borough’s 7-day average percentage of positive test results reported over the last three days is as follows:

Borough in NYC Wednesday, September 22, 2021 Thursday, September 23, 2021 Friday, September 24, 2021
Bronx 1.89% 1.82% 1.77%
Kings 1.91% 1.89% 1.81%
New York 1.43% 1.41% 1.35%
Queens 1.97% 1.91% 1.79%
Richmond 2.26% 2.12% 1.99%

Yesterday, 5,288 New Yorkers tested positive for COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 2,384,687. A geographic breakdown is as follows:

County Total Positive New Positive
Albany 28,708 71
Allegany 4,077 16
Broome 22,102 114
Cattaraugus 6,833 28
Cayuga 8,013 32
Chautauqua 11,190 79
Chemung 9,277 93
Chenango 4,245 12
Clinton 5,830 56
Columbia 4,719 20
Cortland 4,894 32
Delaware 3,133 10
Dutchess 33,960 57
Erie 99,889 237
Essex 1,977 7
Franklin 3,647 48
Fulton 5,433 48
Genesee 6,176 29
Greene 4,012 14
Hamilton 409 1
Herkimer 6,078 19
Jefferson 7,601 41
Lewis 3,252 9
Livingston 5,264 33
Madison 5,490 36
Monroe 78,767 251
Montgomery 5,189 40
Nassau 207,815 352
Niagara 22,357 86
NYC 1,059,589 1,490
Oneida 26,148 100
Onondaga 46,538 213
Ontario 8,642 38
Orange 54,852 123
Orleans 3,735 23
Oswego 9,862 73
Otsego 4,213 18
Putnam 11,928 27
Rensselaer 13,483 41
Rockland 51,090 94
Saratoga 18,595 42
Schenectady 15,434 47
Schoharie 2,103 11
Schuyler 1,311 10
Seneca 2,506 10
St. Lawrence 9,072 41
Steuben 8,633 80
Suffolk 229,286 567
Sullivan 7,879 27
Tioga 4,484 20
Tompkins 6,024 23
Ulster 16,449 40
Warren 4,769 17
Washington 4,031 33
Wayne 7,099 56
Westchester 141,220 129
Wyoming 3,956 17
Yates 1,419 7

Yesterday, 31 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19, bringing the total to 44,372. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

County New Deaths
Bronx 2
Broome 1
Cattaraugus 1
Chautauqua 1
Columbia 1
Erie 3
Fulton 1
Kings 3
Nassau 2
Niagara 2
Oneida 1
Onondaga 3
Ontario 1
Oswego 1
Queens 2
Richmond 1
St. Lawrence 1
Suffolk 1
Ulster 1
Warren 1
Westchester 1

Yesterday, 34,764 New Yorkers received their first vaccine dose, and 31,046 completed their vaccine series. A geographic breakdown of New Yorkers who have been vaccinated by region is as follows:

People with at least one vaccine dose:

Region Cumulative
Increase over past 24 hours
Capital Region 745,509 1,036
Central New York 582,555 772
Finger Lakes 756,831 1,318
Long Island 1,858,102 6,330
Mid-Hudson 1,444,070 2,862
Mohawk Valley 291,014 467
New York City 6,560,081 18,833
North Country 270,365 437
Southern Tier 387,947 735
Western New York 828,242 1,974
Statewide 13,724,716 34,764

People with complete vaccine series:

Region Cumulative
Increase over past 24 hours
Capital Region 685,492 1,079
Central New York 540,537 663
Finger Lakes 704,273 963
Long Island 1,642,172 4,650
Mid-Hudson 1,280,156 2,460
Mohawk Valley 269,340 445
New York City 5,817,569 18,471
North Country 243,952 399
Southern Tier 358,004 664
Western New York 759,118 1,252
Statewide 12,300,613 31,046
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Avalanche all-college line features three natural centers, plenty of potential



Avalanche all-college line features three natural centers, plenty of potential

Call it the Education Line.

Center Alex Newhook is fresh off a two-year stint at Boston College. Left winger Tyson Jost played one season at North Dakota. Right winger J.T. Compher played three years at Michigan.

Three proud hockey players from three perennial national powers, now linemates for what is considered the Avalanche’s third line.

“We’re always beaking at each other and whatnot,” Jost said of college rivalries on Saturday after Day 3 of on-ice training camp at Family Sports Center. “It’s fun. It’s cool to see three college guys on a line and all three of us are pretty close friends, too.”

Former NCAA players make up roughly 33% of the NHL, according to College Hockey Inc., with the rest coming from major junior or Europe.

Avs coach Jared Bednar formed the Education Line for Thursday’s first day of camp, putting three natural centers together. He said Jost, 23, or Compher, 26, could move to center, which has added defensive responsibilities, but chose to begin with the rookie, Newhook, 20, for development reasons.

Newhook, who was Colorado’s second 2019 first-round draft pick (16th overall), signed with the Avs on March 31 after his sophomore year at BC. He played six regular-season games for the Avs and eight in the playoffs in burning the first year of his entry-level contract.

“I want to give him the opportunity to play the position where he was drafted and see how he handles it,” Bednar said of Newhook. “If he could play up the lineup as a winger, opposed to down in the lineup as a center, I’d probably lean that way. So those are all things we have to see. I haven’t seen him play enough hockey at this level to make that decision.”

Not long ago, Jost and Compher were in Newhook’s shoes as a heralded collegian trying to fit into the NHL.

“Comph and I are there to help him, for sure,” Jost said. “I remember being in his position four years ago. It’s exciting. We have a good line. We’re fast out there. We’re not the biggest guys ever but we can all skate and it’s fun when we’re playing that way.”

Bednar and his staff want to see more offense from Jost and Compher this season to help replace the combined 32 goals lost from the departures of Brandon Saad and Joonas Donskoi. Saad, who was lost to St. Louis in free agency, had 15 goals in just 44 games. Donskoi, who was selected by Seattle in the expansion draft, had 17 in 51.

Compher and Jost combined for just 17 goals.

“It’s wanted pressure, for sure,” Jost said of increased offense. “I want that responsibility.”

MacDermids. New Avs defenseman/enforcer Kurtis MacDermid was born in Quebec City when his father, Paul MacDermid, played for the Nordiques in 1993-94 and 1994-95 — the club’s last two seasons before it moved to Colorado and became the Avalanche.

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Severity of COVID-19 illness may depend on levels of one protein



Severity of COVID-19 illness may depend on levels of one protein

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(StudyFinds) – One protein which scientists say sends out the “do not eat me” signal to the human immune system may be responsible for people having more severe cases of COVID-19.

Researchers from the University of Kent have discovered that higher levels of this protein on the surface of infected cells may be blocking the immune system from doing its job.

Although many patients infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing COVID-19 will only develop mild symptoms, others will experience severe and life-threatening reactions. COVID-19 is already responsible for nearly 700,000 deaths in the United States. The new findings reveal that the protein CD47 may play a major role in these deaths.

The ‘do not eat me’ signal tricks the immune system

CD47 sends out a signal that prevents the immune system’s defenses from accidentally destroying healthy cells. However, researchers found that when SARS-CoV-2 infects human cells, more CD47 appears on the cell surface.

The team adds this is likely keeping the immune system from recognizing the infected cells as a threat. Without the immune system attacks these cells, the virus can continue to replicate and lead to more severe symptoms.

Study authors add that specific risk factors for severe COVID-19 infections — like old age and pre-existing conditions such as diabetes — also show a link to higher CD47 protein levels. High CD47 levels contribute to high blood pressure as well — another risk factor for severe COVID complications.

Researchers note that therapeutics which target CD47 are already in development. Their findings may help to improve their effectiveness during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“This is exciting. We may have identified a major factor associated with severe COVID-19. This is a huge step in combatting the disease and we can now look forward to further progress in the design of therapeutics,” says Professor Martin Michaelis in the media release.

“These additional insights into the disease processes underlying COVID-19 may help us to design better therapies, as well as an appreciation for the importance of the breadth of research being conducted. Through this avenue, we have achieved a major breakthrough and exemplified that the fight against the disease continues,” adds Professor Jindrich Cinatl from Goethe University-Frankfurt.

The study appears in the journal Current Issues in Molecular Biology.

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Kiszla: If Courtland Sutton and Von Miller go to Pro Bowl, Broncos will follow them into NFL playoffs



Courtland Sutton’s return-to-form game is career-best and helps Broncos beat Jaguars, move to 2-0

Denver is a Broncos town. While football doesn’t define a great city, nothing brings Denver a greater sense of community than football. So on this Sunday, on a stadium off Federal Blvd., when 75,000 fans are reunited in orange with the team for the first time since COVID-19 forced us apart, how great is it going to feel?

“It’s going to be cool. We love Broncos country, Broncos Country loves us. It’s going to be great arriving there 2-0. I know the fans can appreciate that. We’re just going to keep trying to ride the wave,” linebacker Von Miller said.

During the pandemic, we’ve all made sacrifices, all experienced loss, all felt isolated, all wondered when going to a big party would happen again.

For the Broncos and everyone that loves them in this football-crazy town, that time has arrived.

Denver vs. the hapless New York Jets, slated to start for a few ticks of the clock past 2 p.m. Go ahead. Get a little crazy. When was the last time the Broncos, five long years without a playoff appearance, were double-digit favorites against any foe?

How joy is defined at the home opener of the 2021 NFL season can be as unique as each one of 75,000 fans and the 11 Denver players that take the field for the opening kickoff, as Empower Field at Mile High rocks and rolls, riding an orange wave of emotion.

Maybe that joy can be defined by something as simple as a fist bump exchanged in the South Stands between fans that haven’t seen each other since before the coronavirus drove a wedge between us. Or maybe it’s the return of hope that big things are again possible in Broncos Country, a sense of hope that new quarterback Teddy Bridgewater has instilled with back-to-back road victories.

But what will make me smile will be the sight of every No. 14 and No. 58 jersey worn proudly throughout the stadium, welcoming back Courtland Sutton and Von Miller from injuries that crushed the team’s chances of success in 2020.

“You talk about ‘Court,’ how he’s worked, the sacrifice he’s made to get back to this point,” Bridgewater said.

After playing only 31 snaps in 2020 before tearing his ACL while attempting to make a tackle after an interception, Sutton made a bold statement in Week 2 at Jacksonville, catching nine passes for 159  yards almost a year to the day from his injury.

“There’s nothing like having success in the game, for the mental. Mentally, you can say: “I’m back, I can do it,’ ” said Miller, who missed all of last season with a freak injury suffered on the turf of the team’s indoor facility, where the Broncos were practicing during a freak September snowstorm.

While the influence of Bridgewater on the team’s 2-0 start can’t be overestimated, what could make even a bigger impact on the Broncos going forward is the return of Sutton and Miller to their Pro Bowl form.

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4 accused of plotting school attack on Columbine anniversary



4 accused of plotting school attack on Columbine anniversary

DUNMORE, Pa. — Four teenagers have been charged with a plot to attack a Pennsylvania high school in 2024, on the 25th anniversary of the massacre at Colorado’s Columbine High School, authorities said.

A 15-year-old girl and 15-year-old boy are charged as adults and two other teenagers face juvenile charges in the plan to attack Dunmore High School, outside Scranton, on April 20, 2024, authorities said. Investigators said the girl’s mother told police that her daughter was “obsessed with Columbine,” The Times-Tribune reported Friday.

“While the investigation is ongoing, I want to assure the parents, students and staff at Dunmore High School that we do not believe there is any active threat at this time,” District Attorney Mark Powell said in a statement. “We are relieved that this plot was uncovered before anyone was hurt and urge anyone who has information about potential threats of school violence to contact police immediately.”

A Molotov cocktail, components for bombs, writings on how to make bombs, and handwritten lists of guns, ammunition and tactical gear complete with prices were found at the girl’s home, investigators said in a criminal complaint.

The Times-Tribune reported that the girl’s mother and defense attorney Corey Eagen declined to comment, while the other teen charged as an adult had no lawyer during Friday’s arraignment. Powell declined to comment on the juvenile charges.

The mother of one of the teens charged as a juvenile discovered text messages on her child’s cellphone July 6 in which a group discussed plans to “shoot up the school,” investigators said in the complaint. The teen told investigators that he thought it was bluster until he saw 20 to 30 Molotov cocktails under the girl’s porch.

Dunmore schools Superintendent John Marichak told the newspaper he was appalled but relieved by the arrests. A statement on the district’s website said authorities had assured officials that there was “no current danger to students or staff.”

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Do I have fall allergies or COVID?



Do I have fall allergies or COVID?

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DENVER (KDVR/WATE/NEWS10) – From coughing to sneezing, and even that scratchy throat, how can you tell the difference between your allergies and COVID?

“Most people who have allergies know what their allergies feel like and when they tend to peak,” said Dr. Flavia Hoyte, an allergist with National Jewish Health,

The answer might not be as simple as it seems per the CDC definitions of symptomatic reportable illness so that you can also be sick with COVID-19 and not have a fever.

A fever does not accompany allergies, so if you have one it could be the first sign that you may want to get tested for COVID-19.

Allergies generally will not affect the lungs but can trigger asthma in people with allergic asthma. Allergies also typically do not cause a fever or extreme fatigue Dr. Hoyte said, some allergy symptoms, like nasal congestion or runny nose, also can be symptoms of viral infections such as a cold or COVID-19. 

‘Almost identical’ symptoms

As we enter the fall, parents bracing themselves for the usual cold and flu threats now have to be on the lookout for COVID-19 and spiking RSV cases in parts of the country.

“It’s really challenging for parents to tell the difference between seasonal allergies, common colds, and potentially the COVID virus and how it’s affecting kids,” East Tennessee Children’s Hospitals Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Joe Childs, told WATE. “Symptoms between RSV and other viruses, even COVID, are almost identical.

Common Symptoms of allergies

  • Itchy, watery and/or red eyes
  • Nasal congestion
  • Runny nose
  • Postnasal drip
  • Sneezing
  • Itching of the skin

Some allergy symptoms, like nasal congestion or runny nose, also can be symptoms of viral infections such as a cold or COVID-19.

Allergies generally will not affect the lungs but can trigger asthma in people with allergic asthma. Allergies also typically do not cause a fever or extreme fatigue, according to the National Jewish Health.

Common Symptoms of COVID-19

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Other less common symptoms are:

  • Loss of taste or smell,
  • Nasal congestion,
  • Conjunctivitis (also known as red eyes)
  • Sore throat,
  • Headache,
  • Muscle or joint pain,
  • Different types of skin rash,
  • Nausea or vomiting,
  • Diarrhea,
  • Chills or dizziness.

When to Seek Emergency Medical Attention immediately

  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion
  • Inability to wake or stay awake
  • Pale, gray, or blue-colored skin, lips, or nail beds, depending on skin tone

Other symptoms that are less common and may affect some patients include:

  • Irritability,
  • Confusion,
  • Reduced consciousness (sometimes associated with seizures),
  • Anxiety,
  • Depression,
  • Sleep disorders,
  • More severe and rare neurological complications such as strokes, brain inflammation, delirium and nerve damage.

Although this list is not all possible symptoms. Please call your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or which concern you.

The easiest way to determine the difference is by getting a COVID-19 test.

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Aerial Powers possesses the scoring prowess Lynx will need to make potential playoff run



Aerial Powers possesses the scoring prowess Lynx will need to make potential playoff run

Walk down to the offensive end of the floor and call out a play, and you’ll likely wonder if you’re in some kind of echo chamber.

Because the second you make a play call, the defense is calling it out, too. Your opponent knows exactly what’s coming.

Welcome to the playoffs.

“Everybody knows everybody’s plays,” Lynx forward Natalie Achonwa said. “So (it’s about) fine-tuning details and how we can challenge ourselves to just play basketball. When you get to that level and get to this time of year, it’s how can you steal possessions, how can you break a play to make a play?”

For some teams that’s a real challenge. Take away Option or Plan A and they don’t have a B. The Lynx seemed to run into that in some way in last year’s WNBA semifinals against Seattle. The Storm gameplanned Crystal Dangerfield largely out of the equation, and Minnesota, largely as a byproduct of its roster at the time, didn’t have many other answers.

The 2021 Lynx have no such issues. Minnesota opens its WNBA playoffs with a one-and-done quarterfinal game against Chicago on Sunday at Target Center. It does so with a full arsenal of offensive weapons: Sylvia Fowles, Napheesa Collier, Layshia Clarendon, Kayla McBride and Aerial Powers are top of mind on that list. The latter is perhaps the most important.

Because Powers is a true game breaker. Brought in last offseason via free agency, Powers is the type of player who can turn a game, or even a series, on its head with an offensive spurt. She’s also not a player who can be relegated to bystander by virtue of a defensive scheme.

“Aerial can score in many different ways,” Achonwa said. “She’s gritty, she’s feisty, she can get to the rim, she can shoot the pull-up. So her really feeling comfortable and getting in a flow really helps us.”

That impact was felt down the stretch run of the regular season. Much of Powers’ 2021 campaign was hampered by injuries. She barely played in the first half of the season, and even when she did, she was playing catchup without the benefit of ample practice reps.

“There was no quality work, quality time. It was more just kind of surviving. It was not the place you want to be in … but that’s where we were,” Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve said. “Just never got any rhythm with that.”

But the saving grace for Minnesota was time. By the time Powers was healed up from her latest ailment, a thumb injury, there were still 10 games remaining in the Lynx’s regular season — a byproduct of the Olympic break that wiped out a month of action. That allowed not only for Powers to return in time for the stretch run, but for Minnesota to have time to ease her in at the appropriate pace.

Powers didn’t crack the 20-minute mark until five games into her return. That night, she scored 20 points in a win over Washington. She was off to the races from there. Powers scored 17-plus points in five of Minnesota’s final six contests. With every game she felt herself progressing in so many areas, from her thumb comfort to her conditioning to her chemistry with teammates.

Powers now feels good when it matters most.

“I feel like I’m progressing at the right time,” Powers said. “I think our whole team is.”

The 27-year-old scoring guard may be the key to unlocking the Lynx’s championship puzzle. Minnesota is so solid across the board, but solid might not be enough to take down the League’s titans one after another. But special is.

Powers is special with the ball in her hands. Take one thing away, and she’ll divert the plan to something else that you left open. In the regular season finale against Washington, in which Powers scored 27 points, Reeve noted the Mystics applied pressure on the perimeter. Powers beat the pressure and drew fouls.

There is no easy solution to slowing a player with that skill set. It’s what makes Powers such a threat come playoff time.

“Teams want this. Teams want a player that can score in a variety of ways,” Reeve said. “Just really gifted. She plays with instinct and whatever is there.”

Powers thinks that ability to react on the fly and deviate from the game plan when necessary is the “Detroit ballplayer” in her.

“When they do take away something,” Powers said. “I’m able to create for me and my teammates.”

The Lynx, Reeve noted, have to trust that ability.

“Because she is going to do things that you didn’t know were going to be available, because she’s that dynamic,” Reeve said. “Every team wants that, and we’re thankful that we have that, because this team absolutely needs a player like that.”

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Vikings sign running back Ameer Abdullah off practice squad, waive tackle Blake Brandel



Vikings sign running back Ameer Abdullah off practice squad, waive tackle Blake Brandel

The Vikings on Saturday signed running back Ameer Abdullah off the practice squad and waived tackle Blake Brandel.

The team also elevated guard Dakota Dozier and cornerback Parry Nickerson off the practice squad to the active roster for Sunday’s game against Seattle at U.S. Bank Stadium.

Minnesota running back Dalvin Cook is listed as questionable for Sunday with an ankle injury. A source had said before the Vikings announced roster moves Saturday that they were considering elevating running back A.J. Rose Jr. off the practice squad, so perhaps it was a sign that Cook is expected to play when that move wasn’t made.

In addition to Cook, other running backs on the active roster are Alexander Mattison and now Abdullah. Abdullah started the season on the practice squad, was elevated for a Week 1 game at Cincinnati, was signed to the active roster on Sept. 18 and played against Arizona in Week 2, and then was released last Tuesday and signed to the practice squad.

With Brandel waived and Christian Darrisaw having been ruled out Friday due to a groin injury, the Vikings on Sunday won’t dress out any players with a listed position of tackle other than starters Brian O’Neill and Rashod Hill. However, starting guards Oli Udoh and Ezra Cleveland and Dozier all also can play tackle.

With Harrison Hand (hamstring) out, Vikings co-defensive coordinator Adam Zimmer was asked Thursday who the backup nickelback is behind Mackensie Alexander, and he declined to say. However, it should be noted that Nickerson has ample experience in playing the nickel.

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Big-favorite Gophers shocked in a 14-10 loss to Bowling Green



Big-favorite Gophers shocked in a 14-10 loss to Bowling Green

Gophers head coach P.J. Fleck said Monday the players’ job on homecoming week is to not be distracted by events surrounding Saturday’s game against Bowling Green.

“Leave it up to somebody else to decorate the gym and pick out what punch we’re going to drink, whatever it is,” Fleck said.  “For us, our job is to go out there and put a great product on the field.”

But the football program didn’t do its one job, losing 14-10 at Huntington Bank Stadium. When trailing 7-3 at half, U players and coaches ran off to a smattering of boos.

Gophers head coach P.J. Fleck told the team in the locker room after the game: “Whatever you felt like could be some of the worst football we could have played, we just put it out there.”

Two long streaks were snapped: Minnesota’s 21 straight nonconference wins and Bowling Green’s 10 consecutive losses to FBS teams dating back to November 2019.

Last week, roughly 10,000 Gopher fans traveled to Colorado and were treated to a fun-loving 30-0 shutout of the Buffaloes in Boulder. With that convincing win, it looked like Minnesota could go on a winning streak well into restart of Big Ten play next week.

Not anymore.

“(We) couldn’t have played any worse,” Fleck said on the radio postgame.

The Gophers put Bowling Green on its schedule back in November 2017, and they will pay the Mid-American Conference school $1.45 million for the trip. Given the Falcons recent struggles, the U’s organizers did their part putting the expected cupcake up as its homecoming opponent.

But the U stuck up the joint Saturday. Minnesota had three turnovers, allowed four sacks and suffered seven penalties, some coming at the worst times. They were also bailed out at time by Bowling Green, which has 70 players that graduated in 2020 or 2021, but the breaks stopped coming.

Minnesota had only 94 yards of total offense in the first half and lost its top receiver Chris Autman-Bell to an ankle injury on the first drive. They finished with a paltry 241 yards, and the passing offense dragged them down.

Veteran QB Tanner Morgan completed only 5 of 13 passes for 59 yards. Morgan fumbled after a 18-yard gain in the first half and had two interceptions in the second half. The offensive line struggled with blitzes and stunts, forcing Morgan into four sacks and getting hit while throwing his second pick.

Bowling Green scored its first-half touchdown after Minnesota’s offense failed to convert on fourth-and-1 from its own 29. The line was beat and Trey Potts had to eat a 5-yard loss.

The U responded early in the third quarter with backup quarterback Cole Kramer coming in for a play and rushing for a 18-yard score, the first of his career. It gave Minnesota a 10-7 lead.

But Bowling Green retook the lead at 14-10. To set up the score, the Falcons converted on 4th and 1 with Matt McDonald breaking free for an 18-yard gain on a naked bootleg. McDonald then scored on a 3-yard draw.

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