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George Adams


He retired after 25 years as an Illinois State Trooper. Also, he was a member of Shawneetown First Presbyterian Church and a member of Ridgway American Legion Post 596. He is survived by two daughters, Susie Adams of Shawneetown and Marsha Meiners and ...

Gipson-Risley


She is employed by U.S. Bank in Draffenville. Mr. Risley is the grandson of Dinesha Hopkins and the late Joe Hopkins of Hardin and Brenda Lynch and the late Glen Lynch of Ridgway, Illinois. He is a 2010 graduate of Marshall County High School. He is ...

Falling rocks strike, injure worker in Quincy caves


The man was an employee of Precision Mine Repair, of Ridgway, Illinois contracted to repair the cave ceiling, Tri-Township Fire Department Lt. Chris Costigan said. Rocks fell as the worker tried to insert bolts into the shelf rock to secure the area that ...

Meeting soybean buyers’ needs starts with seed selection


“There are varieties out there today that yield just like the varieties that we plant and have a higher oil and protein content that overall if everybody would use it would definitely push up our values statewide,” said Bill Raben of Ridgway, Illinois ...

Ridgway man charged with illegal possession of firearms


Frederick J. Zirkelbach, 48, Ridgway, was arraigned Friday in United States District Court in Benton on an indictment charging him with being a felon in possession of a firearm, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois Stephen R.

Tornado destroys church and kills at least 12


Elizabeth Schmitt, who planned to get married in May at St Joseph church in Ridgway, Illinois, never imagined she would be picking up debris from the church after it was destroyed in a tornado. Several tornadoes swept through parts of the Midwest and the ...

Ridgway among communities hit by EF-4 tornado in Illinois


The response of the public to the call for volunteers at the small town of Ridgway, Ill., which was among the many communities devastated by a deadly tornado that cut a swath through the midwest Feb. 29 was “phenomenal,” according to Illinois State ...

EF4 tornado destroys Saint Joseph's Catholic Church in Ridgway, Illinois


Ridgway, IL (KSDK) - A lot of families around Ridgway, Illinois have been here for generations. Their parents, grandparents and great grandparents built this town and a Catholic church some 20 miles from Ridgway was destroyed by the EF4 tornado.

Gallatin County Fair Demo Derby coming up


The Gallatin County Fair Association has announced that a demo derby will be held at the Ridgway, Illinois fairgrounds September 10, 2011 at 5:00 P.M. sharp. Car inspections will be held at 12:00 P.M. with gates opening at the same time. Drivers ...

Illinois lottery offers an out for addicted gamblers


"We're trying to limit the incentives," said lottery spokeswoman Katie Ridgway. Illinois' program is based on one in Iowa, Ridgway said. Only seven people have signed up for the Iowa exclusion list in nearly two years. The new policy a good first step but ...

Naperville DUI Lawyer Scheduled to Present at Illinois Traffic and DUI Seminar in October


DuPage DUI lawyer Donald J. Ramsell of Ramsell & Associates, LLC is pleased to announce that he will present at the Illinois State Bar Association's Traffic and DUI Seminar on October 10. The fall update program held on October 10 at Harper College will ...

Obama turns to economy with Illinois speech


WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama will deliver an economic address this week seeking to promote the recovery as the campaign season heads into its final weeks before midterm congressional elections. Obama plans to deliver a speech Thursday at ...

Which Illinois Community Colleges Give Grads the Highest Earning Potential?


Getting a college degree can mean a higher starting salary and a higher overall earning potential throughout a person’s career. Despite these advantages, a four-year bachelor’s degree doesn’t make sense for some people. A two-year associate’s ...

Capitol Fax.com - Your Illinois News Radar


U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin and GOP challenger Jim Oberweis disagreed Monday on whether to require universal background checks for firearms purchases, with Durbin saying it would reduce violence in a country “awash in guns” and Oberweis saying he’s not ...

Illinois Lawmakers Proceed With Hearing on Quinn's Scandal-Drenched Anti-Violence Program


While he gains traction in the race to keep his job, Gov. Pat Quinn is not off the hook for lingering questions about the troubled anti-violence program he launched four years ago. A committee of state legislators received the go-ahead Monday to continue ...

Illinois has 1,431 townships. It's time to get rid of all of them.


Illinois' 1848 Constitution gave voters in each county the right to organize townships for the “management of the fiscal concerns of the county.” The framers' decision for our then-30-year-old, largely agrarian state was a no-brainer: As the most local ...

USDA: Illinois corn harvest lagging


SPRINGFIELD — The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Illinois’ corn harvest continues creeping along, though recently favorable weather enabled growers to spend more time bringing in the crop. The USDA said Monday in its weekly crop progress update ...

District 96 teacher a finalist for Illinois Teacher of the Year


Lauren Hoeft, a technology coach at Prairie Elementary School in Kildeer Countryside Community Consolidated School District 96, has been named a finalist for 2015 Illinois Teacher of the Year. Hoeft is one of 12 teachers the Illinois State Board of ...

Illinois man accused of burning air traffic facility in failed suicide bid held without bond


An Illinois man accused of setting an air traffic facility on fire before slashing himself with a knife in a crazed attack that crippled both Chicago airports was ordered held without bond Monday. Brian Howard, 36, of Naperville appeared in court with a ...

Illinois expects Lunt to return against Purdue


CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Illinois coach Tim Beckman expects quarterback Wes Lunt to play Saturday against Purdue. The quarterback missed Saturday's 45-14 loss at Nebraska with a knee injury. Illinois didn't announce Lunt wouldn't play until just before ...



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For a healthy city: The best way to burn fat in men

There are hundreds of ways for men to burn fat and get rid of that extra weight. The problem is to discover which method is best for you. You know from the beginning what diet and exercise work is the best way to do it.

Increase your metabolism

The main reason why a well-toned abdomen becomes a beer belly is your metabolism, which used to be young and vibrant and becomes static and lazy . Increase metabolism should be the primary goal when trying to burn fat. Metabolism is a chemical reaction that decomposes organic matter and uses fat as energy.So the taller the metabolism, burning more fat. For men who want to increase your metabolic rate, the best way is to consume more protein. Simply by increasing protein intake, you can lose up to eight pounds (3.6 kg) extra a year compared to a person who does not. Breakfast should consist of eggs and lean meat like turkey bacon. The snacks wealthy in protein are importants throughout the day to maintain tall energy. Examples are nuts and cheese sticks. Your other two meals should consist of lean meats, poultry and fish.

Eating all the time

A common misconception is to think that skipping meals help you lose weight. This causes the metabolism to slow down, making weight loss more difficult. Spread your meals throughout the day is the best way to attack fat. Eat six small throughout the day instead of three large meals meals. Includes eggs, lean meats, fish, chicken and almonds to the daily consumption. These foods will help keep your metabolism elevated throughout the day.

 

Exercise

Exercise is a critical part to keep the metabolism elevated. Lifting weights is not the best option as it leads to bulking up instead of slenderming. The exercises cardio like running, boxing and cycling are all good examples of what to do. Make an intense routine 30 minutes to an hour, three times a week. Combining these exercises with proper caloric intake, results in your body is a fat burning machine, lean and slender that works even while you sleep.

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For a healthy city: The best way to burn fat in men

There are hundreds of ways for men to burn fat and get rid of that extra weight. The problem is to discover which method is best for you. You know from the beginning what diet and exercise work is the best way to do it.

Increase your metabolism

The main reason why a well-toned abdomen becomes a beer belly is your metabolism, which used to be young and vibrant and becomes static and lazy . Increase metabolism should be the primary goal when trying to burn fat. Metabolism is a chemical reaction that decomposes organic matter and uses fat as energy.So the taller the metabolism, burning more fat. For men who want to increase your metabolic rate, the best way is to consume more protein. Simply by increasing protein intake, you can lose up to eight pounds (3.6 kg) extra a year compared to a person who does not. Breakfast should consist of eggs and lean meat like turkey bacon. The snacks wealthy in protein are importants throughout the day to maintain tall energy. Examples are nuts and cheese sticks. Your other two meals should consist of lean meats, poultry and fish.

Eating all the time

A common misconception is to think that skipping meals help you lose weight. This causes the metabolism to slow down, making weight loss more difficult. Spread your meals throughout the day is the best way to attack fat. Eat six small throughout the day instead of three large meals meals. Includes eggs, lean meats, fish, chicken and almonds to the daily consumption. These foods will help keep your metabolism elevated throughout the day.

 

Exercise

Exercise is a critical part to keep the metabolism elevated. Lifting weights is not the best option as it leads to bulking up instead of slenderming. The exercises cardio like running, boxing and cycling are all good examples of what to do. Make an intense routine 30 minutes to an hour, three times a week. Combining these exercises with proper caloric intake, results in your body is a fat burning machine, lean and slender that works even while you sleep.

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My identity was stolen. What should I do?

Identity theft occurs when someone steals your name and other personal information, such as your Social Security or driver’s license numbers, and uses it without your permission.

What to do if Someone Steals Your Identity If you think you may be a victim of identity theft: The FTC’s ID Theft Affidavit is a form that you can use to report information to businesses, notifying them that there is a fraudulent debt in your name. Download a copy of the ID Theft Affidavit (PDF | requires Adobe Acrobat Reader) or call the FTC’s ID Theft Hotline at 1-877-IDTHEFT (1-877-438-4338) to get a copy. Security Freeze Some states allow you to place a “security freeze” on your credit report, which will keep businesses from issuing credit to a thief. The cost of a security freeze varies from state to state, and is not available in every state. Contact your state consumer protection office for more information about your state security freeze laws.
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The cord blood: What You Should Know

Mother with sleeping babyThe cord blood is present in the blood vessels of the placenta and umbilical cord, and is collected after the baby is born and then cut the umbilical cord; an important detail.

"Because cord blood is usually collected after delivery and after cutting the cord, intervention is generally safe for both mother and baby," says Dr. Keith Wonnacott, PhD, Branch Chief Therapies Office Phones Cell Therapies, Tissue and Genetic FDA.

Approved Uses

The use of cord blood is only approved for interventions "hematopoietic stem cell transplantation," which was performed in patients with disorders of the hematopoietic (blood producing). The cord blood contains blood cell production can be used to treat patients with cancers of the blood such as leukemias and lymphomas, as well as certain blood disorders and immune system, such as stem cells of sickle cell anemia  and Wiskott-Aldrich

"The cord blood is useful because it is a source of stem cells that are transformed into blood cells. Cord blood transplants can be used for people who need feedback, ie ´re-produce´ these cells producing blood cells, "says Dr. Wonnacott.

For example, in many cancer patients, the disease is found in the blood cells. Chemotherapy to treat these patients undergoing cancer cells eliminates both as producing healthy stem cells of blood cells. Transplantation of umbilical cord stem cells can support the regeneration of blood cells following chemotherapy.

However, the cord blood is not a cure-all.

"Given that cord blood contains stem cells, have been several cases of fraud related to cord blood," says Dr. Wonnacott. "Consumers think that stem cells can cure all diseases, but science has not shown this to be true.Patients should maintain skepticism if the cord blood is available for uses other than blood regeneration by stem "cells.

Information about the storage of cord blood

After obtaining the cord blood is frozen and can be stored safely for many years. "The method of freeze-called ´criopreservación´-is very important to maintain the integrity of the cells," says Dr. Wonnacott. "The cord blood will be stored with care."

Blood from the umbilical cord can be stored in a private bank, so it is available if the baby in the future-or relatives of first or second degree, they need it. The private cord banks typically charge for the collection and storage of blood.

Alternatively, blood can be donated to a public bank so that doctors can use to treat patients who need blood stem cell transplants.

The FDA regulates the cord blood in different ways, depending on its origin, processing level and intended use.

The stored cord blood for personal use, use in relatives of first or second degree, and that also meets other requirements of the FDA regulations, does not need the consent of this body before being used. Still, private cord banks must comply with other requirements of the FDA, including those that require them to register and enroll in the listings, be updated on the proper use of tissues standards, testing and analysis and detection of diseases infectious patients (except when the cord blood is going to be used by the original donor). These FDA requirements ensure the safety of these products to minimize the risk of contamination and transmission of infectious diseases.

The cord blood is stored to treat patients with unrelated donor is eligible to be considered a "drug" and a "biological product". The cord blood in this category must meet additional requirements and be authorized in accordance with a Biologics License Application, or be subjected to research new drug application before it can be used. The FDA requirements help ensure the safety and efficacy of the products in their intended uses.

Not all units of cord blood meeting the requirements necessary to be stored in a public bank, added Safa Karandish, MT, safety officer for the FDA Consumer. If this happens, part of the donated cord blood may be used for non-clinical research.

Tips for Consumers

If you are considering donating to bank cord blood, it is important to study the various options during pregnancy to have enough time to make a decision before the baby is born. If you want to donate to a public bank, ask if the hospital will give birth in a program storage of cord blood.

If you have questions about the risks and the procedures followed to obtain blood, or the donation process, ask your doctor.

The FDA also has a database  which is available with information on banks registered cord blood.

All assertions that the cord blood is a miracle cure is not created; it is not. Some parents may consider using a private bank as an "insurance policy" against diseases that may arise in the future. But it is important to remember that currently the only approved use of cord blood is the treatment of hematologic (blood disorders).

Also good to know that, in some cases, the cord blood is stored may not be appropriate for the child who donated."For example, it is not possible to cure some diseases or genetic defects with cord blood containing the same disease or defect," says Karandish.

Parents of children from ethnic minorities should especially consider donating to a public bank, says Dr. Wonnacott, because the more donations make these groups receive more help minority patients who need a stem cell transplant. (Recipients must be "compatible" with donors so that doctors are more likely to find a good candidate among donors within the ethnic group of the receiver).

"As far as public banks is concerned, there is a clear need for cord blood," says Dr. Wonnacott. "And there is a need especially among minorities to have stem cell transplants. The cord blood is an excellent source of stem cells for transplantation. "

And these transplants can change the lives of patients.

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You have the right to a safe workplace

You have the right to a safe workplace. The Law on Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act) was enacted to prevent death, injury or illness of workers in their workplaces. The law requires employers to provide free working conditions hazards and unsafe conditions. The Act (OSH Act) created the Administration Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA), which sets and enforces standards that protect the safety and health at workplaces. OSHA also provides information, training and assistance to workers and employers. Workers can make a complaint to OSHA inspect their workplace if they believe their employer is not following OSHA standards or there are serious risks. Contact us with questions or to make a complaint . We will keep your information confidential. We are here to help.

The rights of workers under the OSHA Act

Workers have the right to conditions of work without risk of serious harm. Site to ensure safe and healthful workplace, OSHA also provides workers the right to:
  • Ask OSHA to conduct an inspection of the workplace.
  • Exercise their rights under the law of revenge free or discrimination.
  • Receive information and training about hazards, methods to prevent damage and OSHA standards that apply to your workplace. The training must be in a language you can understand;
  • Having access to the results of the tests done to find hazards in the workplace,
  • Read the archives of injuries and work-related diseases ;
  • Access to copies of your medical records ;

Who covers the OSHA

Private sector workers Most employees in the country are under the jurisdiction of the OSHA law. OSHA covers employers and private sector workers in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and other jurisdictions of the United States, either directly by the OSHA Federal, or anOSHA-approved state program . State Programs health and safety should be at least as effective as federal OSHA program. To find the contact information for the Office of Federal or state program of the nearest OSHA, see the map of the regional offices. Employees of state and local government Employees who work for state and local governments are not covered by the federal OSHA, but have protection under the OSHA law if they work in states that have a state program approved by OSHA. Four states and a territory of the USA. UU. have OSHA-approved plans that cover only public sector employees. These include: Connecticut, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, and the Virgin Islands. Workers in the private sector in these four states and the Virgin Islands are covered by federal OSHA. Federal workers Federal agencies must have a safety and health program that meets the same standards as private employers. Although OSHA does not assign fines to federal agencies, yes the monitors and responds to complaints from their workers. The States Postal Service (USPS) is covered by OSHA. Not covered by the OSHA Act:
  • Freelance workers;
  • Members of the immediate family of the owners of a farm that did not employ outside workers; and
  • Workplace hazards that are regulated by another federal agency (eg Administration Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the Coast Guard)

Standards OSHA: Occupational

OSHA standards are regulations that describe the methods that employers must use to protect their employees from hazards and risks. There are OSHA standards for the construction , agriculturemarine operations , and general industry. latter category are the standards that apply to most workplaces. Standards limit the amount of hazardous chemicals to which workers can be exposed;require the use of certain safe practices and equipment; and require employers to monitor hazards and keep reports of injuries and illnesses in the workplace. Examples of OSHA standards include requirements to: provide fall protection; prevent the collapse of excavations; prevent some infectious diseases; ensure that workers entering confined spaces safely; prevent employees from being exposed to harmful substances such as asbestos; put guards on machines; provide respirators or other safety equipment; and provide training for certain dangerous jobs. Employers must also conform to the General Duty Clause of the OSHA Act ​​requires employers to keep their workplace free of hazards that are recognized as serious. This clause is usually cited when no OSHA standard applies directly to danger.

Workers can request that OSHA inspect your workplace

Workers or their representatives, may file a complaint and request OSHA to conduct an inspection of your workplace if they believe there is a serious danger or your employer is not complying with OSHA standards. A worker can tell OSHA to keep your identity confidential. 's a violation of the OSH Act an employee is fired, demoted, transferred, or discriminated against in any way for filing a complaint or exercise other rights of OSHA. You can make a complaint online , download the form and mail or fax to the office of the nearest OSHA ; or by calling 1-800-321-OSHA (6742). Most of the complaints received from the Internet can be resolved informally by phone with your employer. Written complaints that are signed by an employee or representative and sent to the OSHA office nearest are more likely to result in an OSHA inspection at your workplace. When the OSHA inspector arrives, workers and their representatives have the right to:
  • Be present during the inspection.
  • Talk to the OSHA inspector privately.
  • Take part in meetings between the inspector and the employer before and after the inspection.
When no union representative or the employee, the OSHA inspector must speak confidentially to a reasonable number of employees during the course of the inspection. When an inspector finds violations of OSHA standards or serious hazards, OSHA can issue citations and fines. A citation includes the methods that an employer can use to fix the problem, and the date when these corrective actions must be completed. Workers have the right to challenge only the date when the problem has to be solved. But employers have the right to dispute whether there is a violation, or any other part of the citation. Workers or their representatives must notify OSHA if they want to be involved in the appeal process, if the employer challenges a subpoena. "If you send a complaint requesting an OSHA inspection, you are entitled to a copy of the results of the OSHA inspection and request that they be revised if OSHA decides not to issue citations."

Employer Responsibilities

Employers have a responsibility to provide a safe workplace. Employers MUST provide a workplace free of serious hazards and follow all health and safety standards of OSHA .Employers have to find and fix security issues and health. OSHA also requires employers to try to eliminate or reduce hazards by making changes in working conditions, rather than simply wear masks, gloves, ear plugs, or other types of personal protective equipment (PPE for short in English). Switching to safer chemicals, processes to trap harmful gases, or using ventilation systems to clean the air are examples of effective ways to eliminate or reduce risks. Employers also MUST:
  • Inform employees about the dangers workout, tags, alarms, color-coded systems, information sheets on chemicals and other methods.
  • Save accurate reports of injuries and work-related diseases .
  • Testing in the workplace, such as air sampling, required by some OSHA standards
  • Providing hearing tests or other medical tests required by OSHA standards
  • Locate OSHA citations, data on injuries and illnesses, and the OSHA poster at the jobsite in a place where employees can see them.
  • Report to OSHA within 8 hours after an incident in the workplace where there is a death or when three or more workers to go to hospital.
  • Not discriminate and not retaliate against an employee for exercising their rights under the law.

You can not be punished or discriminated against for exercising their rights under the law of the OSHA

OSHA law protects workers who complain to their employer, OSHA or other government agencies on working conditions that are not healthy or safe, or environmental problems. You can not be transferred, denied a raise, have your hours reduced, be fired, or punished in any other way for exercising their rights under the law of OSHA. OSHA There is help for whistleblowers . If you have been punished or discriminated against for asserting your rights, you must file a complaint with OSHA within 30 days of the alleged retaliation have occurred to most complaints. No form is required, but you must send a letter or call the office nearest OSHA explaining the situation and the alleged discrimination.

What if there is a dangerous situation at work?

If you believe that your work conditions are not healthy or safe, we recommend that you notify your employer of the conditions, if possible. You can make a complaint with OSHA about a hazardous job at any time. But you should not leave the job site only because you made ​​a complaint. If the condition clearly presents a risk of death or serious physical harm, there is insufficient time for OSHA consider, and, whenever possible, you have shown the condition to your employer, you may have a legal right reused to work in a situation where you would be exposed to danger.

Additional information for workers

Does OSHA has reviewed my employer? You can research the history of inspection through their employer seeking establishment of OSHA . Just enter the name of your company and choose the dates you want to examine. What is the danger most commonly cited in my industry? You'll need to know the standard industry classification code (SIC, for its acronym in English) from their employer . Once you know your four-digit code, visit the OSHA Standards that are frequently cited , enter your SIC code and see the information for the last year. Does OSHA provides technical information on hazards? OSHA provides technical information to help workers, employers and professionals in health and safety issues, to reduce occupational injuries and illnesses. For example, you can find information on pathogens, and ergonomic machine guards or fall protection. What is the OSHA materials that may be of interest to workers? OSHA publishes a variety of publications on many topics. Some of the most useful publications for workers are listed below. See OSHA publications for a complete list of materials published by the agency. You can also order publications online.


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