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first_img87 Kriedeman Rd, Upper Coomera.The property at 87 Kriedeman Road includes a restaurant, irrigation system, a two level shed and a house.Ms Winterbottom said the 900sq m shed can be used for anything from a winery, car collection, equestrian storage, car workshop, art theatre or a music studio.“This is a rare opportunity to buy a property with a restaurant and a tea house which is perfect to host a wedding,” she said.“The house is currently home to the properties caretakers but you could easily live on the acerage and enjoy the vineyard at your doorstep.”Mr Penglis said his secret to feeling 48 is enjoying wine regularly.His television career and the famous long lunches that were once part of a media executive’s job spurred the love of wine.“My favourite is Revelation red,” he said. 87 Kriedeman Rd, Upper Coomera.“We bought this property with every intention to see it grow and blossom but we have been caught up with other ventures on Tamborine Mountain.”More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North6 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoMr Penglis said he and Bob Gordon also run Cedar Creek Estate Vineyard & Winery.“We bought this property at Upper Coomera from a South Australian wine maker, Robert Thumm, who had built the 900sq m concrete shed and established the lake and vineyard,” Mr Penglis said.“You can’t build a concrete construction that big for under a million anymore.“It is a beautiful property and it was ready to move in and start a business, Robert did all the work.“I have been growing verdelho and chambourcin which is a French variety.” 87 Kriedeman Rd, Upper Coomera.As well as a vineyard and a lake, the property also comes with its own tourist attraction, glow worm caves.Realtor agent Madonna Winterbottom is marketing the property as a ‘romantic homestead’.“Let me paint you a picture, it is a 6.28ha property located in a dedicated grape growing region with lush grassed meadows gently rolling to deep glistening lakes,” she said.“It is completely limited to your imagination.” 87 Kriedeman Rd, Upper Coomera.The property bought by their business Cedar Creek Cellars in early 2014, has the former Queensland premier Rob Borbidge as board chairman, and directors including the former state minister and the father of the current premier, Henry Palaszczuk, and the former newspaper editor Bob Gordon.After 33 years in television, Mr Penglis said his fascination with wine all started when he went on a wine tour to the Granite Belt.“Bob Gordon was a cadet at Channel 9 when I was working as a journalist and we have been friends ever since,” Mr Penglis said. The home on the property.WHO better to buy a winery from than two former journalists?Newspaper man Bob Gordon and former Channel 9 executive John Penglis are letting go of their unlimited supply of wine, and it could be all yours for a little short of $2 million.Wine lovers, while away a few minutes here…Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:20Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:20 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Store your wine like a pro01:20 Related videos 01:20Store your wine like a pro01:54Dream Home: Hawthorn East01:44Go inside this wine lover’s dream cellar!02:03The latest in wine cellar designs01:53A Los Angeles wine temple03:03Sandstone bungalow with nightclub barIt originally started as a hobby, but the 83-year-old Penglis along with Bob Gordon, the former editor of the Gold Coast Bulletin have put the Upper Coomera vineyard on the market for $1.695 million.last_img read more


first_imgThe loft-style design at 26 Holdsworth St, Coorparoo.Mr Smith said downsizers and families from Brisbane, the Gold Coast and even Sydney and Melbourne had been the two groups showing the most interest in the apartment, with its floorplan, no shared walls with neighbours and top-floor location making it especially attractive.The penthouse’s location above one of Brisbane’s newest precincts was also a significant selling point. Mr Smith said many residents at Coorparoo Square used their cars sparingly, thanks to its decent public transport links, nearby supermarkets and cinemas, and bowls club.“You have all of that at your doorstep, you don’t need a car,” he said. “What Coorparoo offers which the others lack is the lifestyle factor.” More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus16 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market16 hours agoThe kitchen at 26 Holdsworth St, Coorparoo.“The upstairs is the master retreat and has its own lounge room, master bedroom and walk-in robe,” he said.“It’s quite a functional use of the space.”The penthouse’s lower storey has the other two bedrooms, a large open plan kitchen dining area for entertaining guests, a butler’s pantry and a laundry.The penthouse’s residents also gain access to the building’s fourth level known as “Club Coorparoo”, which has a tennis court, two pools, a barbecue area, a full gym and a private function room. This New York-style loft penthouse towers above Coorparoo Square.Towering above the revitalised Coorparoo Square, the New York-style loft penthouse is divided into two storeys and features three bedrooms, two bathrooms and three car spaces.Ray White Holland Park agent Ben Smith said the penthouse property was a rarity in the area.“The developer was hoping to tap into an untouched market in Coorparoo,” Mr Smith said.“I think what Coorparoo Square offered was a one-off in the area.”center_img >>FOLLOW THE COURIER-MAIL REAL ESTATE TEAM ON FACEBOOK<< The view from the top of 26 Holdsworth St, Coorparoo.City views and an unrivalled lifestyle are just some of the selling points of the two-storey penthouse on the market at 26 Holdsworth St, Coorparoo.last_img read more


first_imgSouthampton recovered from what looked to be a serious injury to goalkeeper Fraser Forster to beat Burnley 2-0 and keep their Premier League top four ambitions alive. Burnley broke on the counter-attack and Ings got in behind the Saints defence, only to see his curling shot brilliantly kept out by Davis, who was showing no signs of rustiness. Davis may have been making a difference in the Saints goal but it was nice namesake Steven Davis came close but saw his looping header kept out by a mixture of back-tracking Tom Heaton and the crossbar before Vokes’ header on half-time was turned behind by the inspired Davis. Dyche’s men were still working hard to get back into the game but Southampton were producing more moments to suggest they could move further clear, Long whistling an arrowed shot just wide with Heaton sprawling to his right. The second goal did come shortly afterwards as Ryan Bertrand’s near-post cross was turned into his own goal by Clarets’ skipper Shackell – who could only steer the ball past Heaton with Pelle in close company. The goal allowed Southampton to take the sting out of the game and Burnley could not force any clear opportunities to reduce the deficit and remain in the bottom three as Saints continue fighting for a top-four finish. Forster was left flattened in the opening minutes of the contest and was replaced by the experienced Kelvin Davis, who produced a number of top saves to prevent Sean Dyche’s visitors picking up a second impressive result in a week. Dyche named the same starting line-up that had triumphed over reigning champions Manchester City last weekend but saw decent chances for Sam Vokes and Danny Ings kept out by the impressive Davis. His counterpart Ronald Koeman, celebrating his 52nd birthday, saw his side move onto 53 points courtesy of a first-half goal from Shane Long and an unfortunate Jason Shackell own goal – keeping Saints within three points of the Champions League positions. The game began in an even fashion but was stopped when England international Forster was left in agony and stretchered off after appearing to have his ankle caught by the onrushing Vokes. Davis came on in his place to make his first appearance in 13 months and he was soon called into action as Burnley steadily continued to grow into the game. George Boyd found Ashley Barnes whose cross ended up dropping to Vokes – with Davis able to keep out a low drive from the Clarets striker. The resulting corner fell to Boyd, with Graziano Pelle this time in the way of his shot, before the Scotland international had a strong penalty shout turned down by referee Roger East as Jose Fonte slid in to challenge. The visitors enjoyed more of the ball but could not create any chances to take advantage of what was turning into a quiet first half for Koeman’s side. The deadlock was broken eight minutes before the interval as Long was on hand to finish from five yards out, turning in Nathaniel Clyne’s misplaced effort after Pelle had failed to make contact. Pelle, without a league goal in 2015, should have doubled Southampton’s advantage but could only rattle the crossbar with a close-range volley and he almost paid the price for his miss. Press Associationlast_img read more


first_imgNew Delhi: In the tenth game of ICC World Cup 2019, five-times World Champion Australia will lock horns with two-times world champion West Indies at the Trent Bridge in Nottingham on Thursday. Both the team were at their best in their opening World Cup encounters where they thrashed their opponents badly. On one hand, Aaron Finch-led Australian team registered an easy win against the super-exciting Afghanistan side after restricting them to just 207 runs and chasing down the total easily.  On the other hand, Jason Holder-led West Indians side demolished the 1992 World Champs Pakistan when they bowled them out for just 105 runs. Oshane Thomas became the highest wicket-taker for West Indies in the match with 4 wickets and rendered just 27 runs. Australia and West Indies are clashing in the World Cup after 12 years and in head-to-head encounters, West Indies hold a 5-4 head-to-head advantage but West Indies have lost their last three encounters.So, if are also super-excited for this upcoming encounter and looking for the perfect Dream11 team combination then the team below may prove to be helpful:  Wicket-Keepers – Shai Hope, Nicolas PooranBatsmen – David Warner (C), Usman Khawaja, Shimron HetmyerAll-Rounders – Glenn Maxwell, Andre Russell (VC), Jason HolderBowlers – Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa and Oshane Thomas For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more


first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on December 17, 2016 at 5:35 pm Contact Matt: mcschnei@syr.edu | @matt_schneidman Syracuse has lost four nonconference games just once in the last 25 years: during the 2014-2015 season, when the Orange ended up self-imposing a postseason ban. Saturday’s defeat against Georgetown was SU’s fourth of this year’s nonconference slate. But players insist panic mode isn’t imminent only 10 games in.Here is what we learned from Syracuse’s (6-4) 78-71 loss to the Hoyas (7-4) in the Carrier Dome on Pearl Washington Day.So much for Syracuse’s depthThe Orange’s depth hasn’t been playing to its strength as of late, and that trend continued in Saturday’s loss. Before the season, Syracuse presumably had 10 rotation players, including freshman Matthew Moyer.Moyer decided to redshirt, and now 7-foot-2 Paschal Chukwu is out for “definitely a long time,” head coach Jim Boeheim said, following surgery to repair the retina in his right eye. Syracuse is down to nine scholarship players, seven or eight of which play, and SU’s scoring output has recently skewed toward one or two players.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAgainst Georgetown, it was Tyler Lydon’s turn to take over. The sophomore forward’s heroic attempt to rescue SU, Boeheim said, prevented the Orange from losing by 15.The head coach thought the Orange deserved that deficit and after the game he put the Orange’s struggles bluntly: “We’re not getting play out of enough guys.”Taurean Thompson is improving as an interior defenderJim Boeheim has often said that while the freshman is Syracuse’s best offensive player down low, he has a ways to go on the other side of the ball. Saturday, though, showed Thompson may be making strides quicker than the head coach expected.On top of two mammoth rejections, Thompson played stout defense in the paint. He often stayed straight up while not committing a foul, something Syracuse has struggled with this season.Thrust into the role of primary center with Dajuan Coleman playing under 15 minutes for the second straight game, Thompson showed in 27 minutes why he may be the best overall option for Syracuse at the 5 if the Orange wants to emerge from its funk.“He’s OK,” Boeheim said. “He’s no worse than anybody else. He’s a better offensive player than anybody else (down low).”Syracuse has much room to improve in transitionSyracuse had a bevy of scoring chances in transition but managed only six fast-break points.John Gillon was the main culprit, as he often got to the rim off the break but couldn’t convert. Georgetown’s big men forced him to adjust his body enough to throw off his shot.Georgetown turned the ball over 19 times, 10 of which were because of SU steals. But Gillon and the Orange barely did anything with the relatively easy chances at their fingertips to put the ball in the hoop. While Georgetown and Syracuse had the same number of fast break points, the Hoyas had only six steals.“We’re making turnovers in transition,” Boeheim said. “You get advanced situations, we can’t make a play. We can’t make a layup or we walk. We gotta play better.” Commentslast_img read more


first_img Martin Lycka – Regulatory high temperatures cancel industry’s ‘silly season’ August 11, 2020 Share FTSE-listed gambling group GVC Holdings has announced that its proprietary US sports betting platform operated by Stadium Technology Group (“Stadium”) will power the first single-game wagers accepted within the state of Delaware.Delaware is set to become the first US state to launch single-game sports betting provisions, which will be permitted within the state’s three licensed casinos – Delaware Park, Dover Downs and Harrington Raceway.Under its current gambling framework, Delaware has pre-existing regulations for parlay-betting (US pool wagers).Pushing forward with a sports betting mandate, Delaware’s governor John Carney has expanded the state’s existing betting laws to cover single-sports betting events.To date, GVC’s proprietary Stadium software has been utilised by Delaware casinos as lead betting systems. Furthermore, Stadium details that it has the capability to rollout to the other 100+ licensed locations extending GVC presence within an open US market.GVC’s Director of Development and Corporate Strategy, Adam Greenblatt stated: “We are delighted to be up-and-running as the first – and currently only – provider with a market-ready solution for our partners in the new regulatory environment. As legislation evolves in the post-PASPA world, having the capability and flexibility to be able to get to market fast, with proven and compliant technology, is a key advantage for us.“This small but important step on the pathway of regulatory reform in the US sports betting and iGaming market shows the preparedness of GVC to take an active part in the development of the sector. We believe the Group’s proprietary, omni-channel technology coupled with our extensive US and international operating experience and trading expertise, positions us for long-term success.” StumbleUpon GVC absorbs retail shocks as business recalibrates for critical H2 trading August 13, 2020 GVC hires ‘comms pro’ Tessa Curtis to re-energise media profile  August 25, 2020 Submit Related Articles Sharelast_img read more


first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error HOUSTON >> It wasn’t the dream week the Clippers briefly imagined for themselves in Houston.But it will do.The question now is, will Chris Paul ever be healthy enough to play in the Western Conference semifinals?If he is, an open lane as wide as any you’ll see around 3 a.m. on the 405 freeway is open for the Clippers to cruise to the conference semifinals. “It’s one of those injuries, I don’t know what exactly I want to see (from Paul),” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said of what he will focus on the next two days.Rivers said Paul will work out on the court on Thursday, so there is that,“We’ll just have to see,” Rivers said.Meanwhile, the Clippers have to be kicking themselves right now.They almost pulled off something spectacular.After stunning the Rockets in Game 1 with the injured Paul watching from the bench, then controlling most of Game 2, it was impossible not to start thinking about returning home in complete control.But that thump they felt was the wall they ran into in the second half, when they scored just 44 points after scoring 41 in the second quarter alone.And the ringing in their ears was Toyota Center exploding around them as the Rockets finally awoke from the nap they’ve been taking and finally showed some life.James Harden sluggishly wiped the sleep from his eyes, then he jarred the rest of the Rockets awake, and to work they went.The 3-pointers started falling for the Rockets, the Clippers went cold and all of a sudden, their commanding lead vanished into the West Texas night.“We got out of rhythm offensively,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said. “It was the first game we didn’t trust each other.”And poof, there went a chance to take up residence in the Rockets’ head by storming into their house and stealing the first two games.“It definitely feels like we let one get away,” said Blake Griffin. “We came here to win two.”Instead, they return to Los Angeles hoping the Rockets’ fourth quarter was just the last gasp of a dying team, and that Paul’s left hamstring will heal in time to play in Games 3 and 4.No, it wasn’t the dream start to this series the Clippers spent most Wednesday night flirting with.But all things considered, not a bad way to spend four days in Texas.Not bad at all.“We’re going to be confident for Game 3,” Rivers assured. “That’s who we are, That’s what we believe.”Truth is, no matter what happened in Game 2, the Clippers already got what they came for. That isn’t cliche talk, either, lest you thought they’d roll into Houston on one day’s rest without Paul and immediately take control by winning Game 1.Who saw that coming?But once they did, it was mission complete.They didn’t just take over homecourt advantage, they got an up-close look at a pretender championship contender and realized what a fraud the Rockets are.They’re like a really scary looking AAU team, loaded with a bunch of talented individuals but extremely rough around the edges who, when you put them in a real game against a talented opponent with plenty of time to hone in on them and exploit their weaknesses, get exposed.The Clippers will never say that publicly, but it doesn’t take a John Wooden-like basketball intellect for the rest of us to understand at this point in the NBA season, the Rockets are a B-level talent sitting in the same audition waiting room with Robert DeNiro, Denzel Washington and Al Pacino.Thanks for stopping by, the producer says, holding back laughter.We’ll be back in touch, like … never. The Rockets won despite making just 42 of 64 free throws.It takes a special kind of shoddy shooting to miss 22 free throws in a game, but the Rockets did.They hit just 5 of 26 3-pointers, turned the ball over 14 times 48 hours after flipping the Clippers 34 points off 24 turnovers.You don’t normally overcome holes in your game that big.But the combination of being home and no Paul to contend with cracked open the door just enough for the Rockets to sneak back into this series.The Clippers didn’t help, falling asleep at the wheel in the fourth quarter and letting the Rockets back in.“We didn’t execute in the second half,” Griffin said. “I thought we were great in the second quarter. But …”With or without Paul, they’ll need more support for Griffin, who was outstanding again with 34 points and 15 rebounds.DeAndre Jordan added 16 points and 12 rebounds, which is fine under normal circumstances.But J.J. Redick and Jamal Crawford both struggled mightily from the field in a game the Clippers desperately needed one or the other to have a good night, Had they, the Clippers might have just completed a dream week in Texas.As it is, they return home a little less satisfied but certainly sitting pretty,Now if they can just get Chris Paul back.center_img If not, they better hope the reawakening the Houston Rockets experienced in the fourth quarter of their 115-109 Game 2 victory Wednesday isn’t a forbidding sign of things to come.• Photos: Clippers unable to hold-on to second-half lead• Related: Without Paul, Clippers lose Game 2 115-109About the only thing the Clippers should really fear is the combination of Paul being out an extended period of time and the Rockets suddenly transforming from the bunch of knuckleheads that couldn’t hit a free throw or take care of the ball into a real-life contender.Based on how the Rockets played most of the first two games looking like the Keystone Cops, the former seems much more of a concern than the latter.last_img read more


first_imgDES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – The number of people filing initial unemployment claims in Iowa continued to fall as the state began reopening after taking steps intended to slow spread of the coronavirus, according to state statistics released Thursday.Iowa Workforce Development reported that 6,920 people filed initial claims in the week ending May 30, a drop of nearly 50% from the previous week.There were 165,195 continuing weekly unemployment claims last week, a drop of 13,000 from the previous week.The largest number of claims came from people employed in manufacturing.Nationally, nearly 1.9 million people applied for unemployment benefits last week and the total number of people receiving jobless aid increased to 21.5 million. That’s down from a peak of 25 million two weeks ago.last_img read more


first_imgLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Chelsea’s Premier League title challenge to Manchester City has faded dramatically in recent weeks as Eden Hazard’s goals have dried up to leave Maurizio Sarri’s men 10 points adrift of the champions ahead of Saturday’s clash between the sides at Stamford Bridge.Even in the midst of an 18-game unbeaten run after City eased past the Blues 2-0 in the Community Shield in August, Sarri insisted Chelsea wouldn’t be able to last the pace against a team he considers the best in Europe.However, the Italian admitted his concern at the scale of his side’s downturn in recent weeks as defeats at Tottenham and then at Wolves where Chelsea capitulated from 1-0 up to lose 2-1 on Wednesday.Those losses as well as a goalless home draw with Everton mean Chelsea are hanging onto their top-four place only on goal difference.“City are the best team in Europe, maybe the best in the world,” said Sarri. “Manchester City are in another category. We have to play and to fight to be in the top four.”It is no coincidence that Chelsea’s dip has coincided with Hazard’s early season hot streak cooling off.The Belgian captain stood out as an exception to many players suffering a World Cup hangover. After being crowned the second best player on show in Russia, Hazard scored seven goals in his first six league starts of the season.At the time, Sarri talked of Hazard having the potential to score 40 goals in a campaign although his previous best for Chelsea was 19.However, with speculation mounting over whether Hazard will tie his future to the club by signing a new contract worth a reported £350,000 ($450,000) a week or hold out for a move to Real Madrid, the Belgian hasn’t scored in 11 games for club and country dating back two months.– Silva lining to De Bruyne absence –Sarri has blamed a series of niggling injuries as a demanding summer has finally started to take its toll. “It’s normal at the moment he isn’t at the top of his physical condition,” added the Italian this week.Yet, it is clear that without Hazard firing, Chelsea will struggle to even see off Tottenham and Arsenal for a place in the top four, let alone challenge the unbeaten City or Liverpool for the title.Strikers Alvaro Morata and Olivier Giroud have just six goals between them in the league all season and after promising a turnaround with a double against Crystal Palace last month, Morata’s famously fragile confidence looks shot again.That dependence on Hazard contrasts sharply with City, who have been without another Belgian, Kevin de Bruyne, for practically the whole season and still barely missed a beat.The outstanding individual in a collective 100-point masterclass as City stormed to the title last season, De Bruyne has played 81 minutes of league football this season due to two prolonged spells on the sidelines with injury.In his absence, Bernardo Silva has pounced on the chance to shine in a more central midfield role, freeing up the wings for Raheem Sterling, Riyad Mahrez and Leroy Sane to wreak havoc.Sane and Mahrez were on target on Tuesday as City won a seventh straight league game 2-1 at Watford despite leaving Sterling and many others on the bench as Pep Guardiola made six changes.By contrast, Sarri’s decision to make five changes was questioned after defeat at Wolves.“I don’t think it depends on the changes; it depends on the mentality of the team,” said Sarri. “We can lose a match, but not without a reaction.”Now he needs a reaction against the toughest team of all.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more


first_imgMeanwhile, government officialsat all levels are working to halt transmission of the virus. “It’s funny, it was a similarsituation with the SARS virus,” noted Ted Friedli, owner of Excel Travel in LongBranch. One client who contacted himwith concerns about the virus has plans to travel to China in 2022. Like other health care professionals in the state, Bayshore is relying on updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the New Jersey Department of Public Health to advise its customers. So, what can people do to avoidcontracting NcoV? “There could be so many morediseases between now and then,” he said. Friedli advised him to remaincalm and wait things out. Travel to China and the FarEast has grown increasingly popular in recent years, Friedli said. The best defense is prevention,health experts say: Wash your hands after coughing or sneezing, use a tissueor, in a pinch, your sleeve to cough or sneeze into rather than your hands. Tryto avoid touching your face. The majority of the calls fall into the category of, “Am I at risk?” he said. That includes people who have recently traveled to or from China, people planning to travel there individually or as members of international exchange programs, and people who have returned from China with children who will be re-entering school in New Jersey. Those cases have been confirmedin Washington, California, Arizona and Illinois, the CDC reported. With the height of the flu season upon us, business at Bayshore Pharmacy in Atlantic Highlands has been brisk. Meanwhile, New JerseyCongressman Frank Pallone (D-6), who chairs the House of Representatives Energyand Commerce Committee, which oversees public health and quarantine, isadvising Americans to rely on the CDC and other reliable sources for updatesrather than social media. “The information that I have right now is that weshouldn’t panic,” he said during an appearance on MSNBC last Tuesday. “There’sa lot of misinformation out there.” “At this time, there are more than 6,000 confirmed cases. The majority of the cases are in China, which has experienced at least 132 deaths. There are 92 confirmed cases outside of China, with five cases in the United States.” While those numbers appear alarming, it helps to keep in mind that more than 11 million people reside in the epicenter of the virus outbreak in the city of Wuhan. British Airways and a fewsmaller airlines have suspended all flights to China and United Airlines hasreduced its service there. The sneezing and coughing most peopleare doing around the Two River area these days are not caused by NcoV but insteadrelated to the perennial winter woes that come with the common cold and flu. The pharmacy did experience a bit of a run on face masks this week but, Stryker said, their effectiveness in blocking an individual from contracting the virus isn’t great because the masks aren’t capable of preventing the inhalation of the virus. They’re more valuable in preventing someone who is already sick from spreading germs through sneezing and coughing. Earlier this week, U.S. Sens.Bob Menendez and Cory Booker of New Jersey called for NcoV passenger screeningsto be instituted at Newark Liberty International Airport, the fifth busiest airportin the nation. To combat a wave of misinformation being generated as the word spreads, the New Jersey Department of Health has established a hotline in cooperation with the NJ Poison Control Center to answer residents’ questions about the new virus and allay unnecessary fears. “The biggest concern right nowis that we don’t really know what this coronavirus is…we need to know moreabout the virus itself, how it’s transmitted, what is its impact and there’snot a lot of information out there right now.” Those with upcomingreservations who are facing a change of plan and a possible loss of theirvacation dollars, Friedli said, have the option to cancel, postpone or changetheir plans and some travel providers will be generous in helping them make thebest choice with the least amount of financial pain. But, Friedli said, “Thebiggest lesson is to do something in advance: Take out some travel insurance.There are policies you can buy that allow you to cancel for any reasonwhatsoever.” “We’ve been getting quite a fewquestions,” Stryker said. “The news has it pretty whipped up.” “Media and the government blowthese things out of proportion,” Friedli says. “There’s so many other thingsthat we could worry about, like getting hit by a car on the Garden StateParkway.” According to Jerry M. Zuckerman, M.D., vice president of infection prevention and control at Hackensack Meridian Health, coronaviruses are a large family of viruses which are thought to cause up to 30 percent of common cold cases. Hackensack Meridian encompasses nine medical centers around the state, including Riverview in Red Bank and Bayshore in Holmdel. But along with the chills,fever, coughs and runny noses that accompany the flu, some customers are sufferingfrom worries about contracting the novel coronavirus (NcoV), said pharmacistRichard Stryker. Symptoms of NcoV are similar to the flu but can swiftlyprogress to more serious complications like pneumonia. Newark has since been added tothe list of airports conducting enhanced screenings. While the risk of contractingthe NcoV virus here in the U.S. is low, the threat remains serious, Zuckermanstressed. “Although the risk to thepublic remains low, we understand that residents have questions about this newvirus,” New Jersey Department of Health commissioner Judith Persichilli notedin a press release. “This hotline provides factual information to alleviatefear and dispel rumors.” The hotline is part of a wide-reaching effort by the medical and scientific communities to reassure the public while taking steps to identify and treat any patients who contract NcoV. In an effort to halt thetransmission of the virus, Chinese officials have instituted a quarantine inWuhan, the epicenter of the virus. For Americans set to travel toChina soon for business or vacation, the threat of NcoV very likely means achange in plans. By Eileen Moon | Published Jan. 30, 2020 “Certain strains like SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome), whichappeared in 2002, and MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome), which appearedin 2012 and now the 2019 novel coronavirus can cause more serious illness,”Zuckerman said. No cases of NcoV have been identified in any of Hackensack Meridian’sfacilities, Zuckerman said. Bruce Ruck, managing director of the NJ Poison Control Center at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, said that his office has received more than 100 calls about the corona virus in the last 24 hours. Nevertheless, concern aboutcontracting the new virus is rising. The five cases of NcoVidentified in the United States as of Jan. 29 have occurred in patients who hadrecently been in China. Fortunately, the risk ofcontracting the new virus first identified in Wuhan, China in December is low. In Monmouth County, FreeholderDeputy Director Sue Kiley, liaison to the county health and human servicesdepartment, said the county is maintaining close contact with area hospitalsand is prepared to respond should the virus appear. Right now, Kiley said, it’snot an issue. “Obviously, we’re watching it very closely.” Nevertheless, the appearance ofNcoV in our increasingly global community has been ramping up fears on socialmedia. “Basically, all those things your mother told you,” said Stryker, the pharmacist.last_img read more