West-Nile-Virus-carrying mosquitoes det Tulsa
West-Nile-Virus-carrying mosquitoes detected in Tulsa
Authorities of the Tulsa Health Department (THD) confirmed the presence of West Nile Virus (WNV) in the mosquito samples collected from a trap in Tulsa County. As per WHO and the American Mosquito Control Association, there is no evidence that mosquitoes can transmit COVID-19, a virus that affects the respiratory system and spreads maximally via droplets when an infected person sneezes, coughs or talks. Mosquitoes can transmit viruses like WNV, and hence, people are recommended to use repellents containing DEET.
THD functions on an efficient budget to control mosquito populations by nationally-recognized mosquito surveillance programs which also helps to affirm the presence of mosquito-borne illnesses in the community. The target of the surveillance is to identify the presence of mosquitoes, to know its abundance, species, make a hazard appraisal, and give a premise to control. Control strategies incorporate larviciding and spraying when required. The mosquito surveillance has implemented new testing guidelines and is working to trap potential WNV positive mosquitoes as soon as possible. Every year since 2003, human cases of WNV disease are observed in Tulsa County. The virus infects human via mosquito bites, and the symptoms of this disease include headache, sudden onset of fever, muscle weakness and dizziness. Precautions to be taken are:
- Do not dump waste materials in stagnant water and drain out such items, so that mosquitoes do not get a place to breed.
- Use DEET containing, or CDC approved mosquito repellents.
- Ensure gutters are not clogged.
- Encourage people around you to dump and drain as well as use repellents.
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Golden Driller’s new look revealed, part of campaign promoting Tulsa for Tesla
To promote Tulsa as a capable site to put on Tesla’s U.S. Gigafactory, the Tulsa for Tesla committee came up with a campaign. It revealed the temporary look for the Golden Driller as a part of this campaign. It told the temporary look for the Golden Driller as a part of this campaign. Information about Tulsa, OK and Austin, TX is the finalists in the competition for Tesla’s Gigafactory that will make Cybertrucks and Model Y small SUVs, was already out.
The Golden Driller represents Elon Musk, pioneer that founded Tulsa, temporarily sporting a belt and t-shirt of Tesla-brand.
They state the financial necessities of carrying Tesla to Tulsa would positively affect the city as well as the whole province of Oklahoma. In only 12 short years, the Greater Tulsa area has put more than $3 billion in sports, education, entertainment, arts, downtown lodging, parks, waterway advancement, and a 100-mile trail framework interfacing it all.
Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum talked about Tulsa and its revered entrepreneurs and said that he could not imagine a better place to carry forward their work than Green Country.
For allegedly robbing two banks, Tulsa fire captain arrested
Skiatook police arrested Captain Jerry Brown of Tulsa Fire Department on alleged charges of robbing two banks. He was taken into custody on Monday and charged for a bank robbery and concealing stolen property knowingly.
His involvement was found in two bank robberies – one that happened on March 12 at the Oklahoma Capitol Bank and the other on May 7 at the Exchange Bank in Sperry.
A similarity was found as per the police records with suspect descriptions. Further, in both the robberies, it was found that the suspect asked the teller to take him to the vault so as to open the ATM. As per the witnesses, the suspect drove a Silver Chevy Equinox and had a dirt coating on the side tire of the rear driver.
Further, it was the teller who contacted the FBI and ruled out Brow as a possible suspect. When investigated, the police got suspicious that Brown has embezzled money from a construction account. Further, the deposited money was identified.
Police took in Brown's mom drove a silver 2012 Chevy Equinox and upon assessment took in the Chevy Equinox had similar earth covering on the back tires.
He is being held in Osage County on a $20,000 bond. He is additionally confronting a $50,000 hold from Tulsa County for the bank burglary in Sperry.
Various organizations are engaged with the examination, including Skiatook police, Sperry police, Tulsa police, and the FBI.
A man was stabbed by his stepson, injured in back and later died in the hospital, said Police
A man who says that he stabbed his stepfather was arrested by the Owasso police on Sunday morning.
The police were informed of the incident, and police arrived in a home in the 8400 block of North 116 East Avenue. After the arrival, police found a man injured on his back in the house whose man is not released, said Owasso police.
The man was immediately taken to the hospital, but he died in the hospital due to injury.
According to the press release by Owasso police, “The incident is still under investigation, but appears to have stemmed from an argument and physical altercation between family members.”
Jordan Kuykendall,23, the victim's stepson, was arrested by the police for domestic assault and murder, said Owasso Police.
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Tesla to be brought to Tulsa
Tesla’s new U.S. assembly plant reportedly will be larger than its factory in California which has 10,000 employees. As per the Associated Press reports, Tulsa and Austin are the elected finalists for this electric car’s upcoming assembly plant. There was no confirmation on these reports by Gov. Kevin Stitt’s and Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum’s statements.
State and local leaders consider Okholama as the best place for this new Cybertruck Gigafactory.
There were various tweets:
Elon Musk: “Scouting locations for Cybertruck Gigafactory. Will be the central USA.”
In reply to this tweet, Sean Couplen tweeted: “My name is Sean Kouplen and I am Secretary of Commerce for Oklahoma. The electric vehicle capital of the world (200+ charging stations), lowest cost biz state, 2nd lowest utility cost, amazing quality of life and best labour force. Please meet with me and our Gov!”
And afterwards, there’s the smooth site of obscure source with a not family-accommodating name that puts forth a valiant effort to catch viewers’ eye and put forward the defence for Tulsa.
What’s more? The Twitter account- similar name
Indeed, even Car and Driver magazine has expounded on the vividly named internet based life crusade.
Without a doubt, the internet-based life crusade will strengthen since the potential finalists for the Tesla plant have been uncovered.
Virtual commemoration of class 2020: Tulsa Public Schools declare “drive-up” graduations
Tulsa Public Schools declared that it would conduct "drive-up" graduations for the class of 2020 in place of a conventional function due to COVID-19. These elective graduations will be held from May 18 to May 22 at each school site, as per a news discharge by TPS authorities.
Superintendent Deborah A. Gist told that as each one would want to hold a customary festival, the 'drive-up' graduation incorporates the components that they think would matter most to their seniors. Although this was not the apparent expectations of how any of us expected to commemorate the class of 2020, yet the school heads, class backers, educators, and staff are anticipating making an essential encounter for their alumni regardless of whether it is virtual.
Gist said that the area wants likewise to hold conventional graduation celebrations in July if social distancing limitations are lifted and if the Centers for Disease Control urges that it is protected to hold huge get-togethers, as indicated by the new discharge.
Governor and mayor say Oklahoma, Tulsa ready for Phase II of a reopening plan
Governor Kevin Stitt said Oklahoma is ready to phase two of his plan to reopen businesses.
Governor Stitt said numbers from the State Health Department show things are looking up for Oklahomans.
The Governor stated at a news conference on Monday that the state now has the 8th fewest COVID-19 cases per capita and the 8th lowest infection rate in the country - that’s also the weakest in our region.
Stitt also said testing increased by 50 per cent going into last week, yet the infection rate declined.
As Oklahoma enters phase two of the governor’s reopening plan, bars will be able to reopen and organised sports, weddings, and funerals can continue.
The city’s civil emergency will be changed May 15 to allow gatherings of up to 50 people. The city will begin reissuing special event permits.
Bars will be allowed to open in Tulsa as long as they follow reduced capacity guidelines based on 36 feet per person in the bar area to maintain social distancing.
Tulsa Municipal Courts will reopen May 18 at 8 a.m. with limited guests and mask requirements for visitors.
However, for the health experts stressed people need to continue social distancing as businesses reopen.
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The stabbing remains under investigation as the victim refuses to cooperate
The Minneapolis Police Department reported a daytime stabbing on the 1300 block of Nicollet Mall, near Millennium Hotel, around 4:15 pm. In front of the hotel, an argument broke out between two men which eventually resulted in one of the men stabbing the other. The victim got help from emergency crews who brought him to the hospital. The victim did not suffer from any fatal injuries.
The suspect escaped, and the victim is refusing to give any information about the suspect.
Victim’s mother wants justice for her daughter’s brutal homicide
On 31st March, police discovered Anika Crane’s body, stuffed in her grey Ford Fiesta Sedan’s trunk at the intersection of Liberty Street and 159th Avenue, near a 7-convenience store, SanLeandro.
Her mother, Anita Cole, described her daughter as a people’s person, loving, kind and responsible, and thus when Crane missed her work for the first time, her mother felt suspicious. One week later, the officials found her abandoned car and her body stuffed it its trunk.
It was hard for the victim’s mother to accept the suspect arrested as he was the 35-year old victim’s 65-year old boyfriend. Initially, their relationship was not accepted by Crane’s family due to the age-difference, but out of love for her, they embraced the man. Jasmine Shivers, Crane’s cousin told that Crane had started a new job, bought the new Sedan and was talking to go out of Oakland. It seems that the boyfriend could not accept her independence and that if he cannot have him, nobody else can have her. The family told that Anika died due to blunt force trauma to her head and neck. It was a brutal homicide, her death was wrongful, and thus Cole wanted justice.
Child with special need started walking on her own, with the help of teletherapy
Many medical practitioners, such as doctors, psychologists, and even physical therapists, are providing teletherapy to the patients to keep them safe in this pandemic. This method proves to be very beneficial for some people and especially the families who have children with special needs.
One Valley family recien=ved great results from teletherapy and found some positive outcomes for their daughter, who was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder called Pitt Hopkins syndrome.
Due to this syndrome 5-year-old, Alexandra did not have as much strength in her arms and legs as other children have.
Alexandra's mom Nicole Anderson told our team that their daughter is very strong and has to take physical therapy five times a week for an hour-long session. These sessions even continued after the United Cerebral Palsy Association of Central Arizona closed down due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and families had to switch to online therapy.
After some days of teletherapy with her physical therapist Atelie Ho Lem, Anderson said, things changed for her daughter, and she started making efforts to walk in her own without much coaxing.
Ho Lem said after seeing the first steps of Alexandra that these moments were overwhelming for her.
"She is a sweet little girl that wants to move, she wants to play," said Ho Lem. "When I see them accomplish these milestones, it is just overwhelming," she added.
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Pdte. Maduro denuncia infección intencionada de migrantes venezolanos con Covid-19 desde Colombia - teleSUR TV
En Venezuela se reportan hasta el momento 1.121 casos, 475 hospitalizados, 357 en centros de diagnóstico integral, 17 en clínicas privadas, 262 recuperados y 10 fallecidos.
El presidente de Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, acusó este domingo a su par colombiano Iván Duque promover la infección intencional de migrantes venezolanos que regresan a su país para cambiar la curva de contagio que se había mantenido controlada en este territorio desde el inicio de la pandemia de Covid-19. LEA TAMBIÉN: Venezuela agradece a Irán envío de buques tanques en el marco del bloqueo de EE.UU. El mandatario venezolano, en una reunión ministerial televisada, alertó sobre el aumento de los casos de contagios importados, en especial provenientes de Colombia. Informó que el número de infectados en Venezuela aumentó a 1.121 casos de coronavirus para este 24 de mayo, de los cuales 75 por ciento son casos provenientes del exterior. Maduro resaltó que, de los 843 casos procedentes del extranjero, unos 433 proceden de Colombia, mientras que 95 vienen de Brasil, 49 de Perú, 36 de Ecuador, entre otros países. Este domingo la cifra de personas infectadas con coronavirus fue de 111, la más alta desde que se detectó el primero caso en Venezuela. De este número, 93 casos fueron importados o por contacto internacional, 73 de ellos, proveniente específicamente de Colombia. En tanto, 18 casos fueron de transmisión comunitaria. El mandatario venezolano alertó sobre un nuevo foco de contagio registrado en el Mercado Las Pulgas en el Zulia, estado fronterizo con Colombia. Sobre la situación sanitaria del país, Maduro expresó que existe la cantidad de camas necesarias para los pacientes que necesiten ingreso hospitalario como consecuencia de la Covid-19. Sin embargo, hizo un llamado al pueblo venezolano a cumplir con las medidas de seguridad e higiene necesarias para evitar el virus. Recalcó además que Venezuela ha realizado más de 804.000 pruebas diagnósticos para descartar la Covid-19 en el país, lo que convierte a la nación de América Latina con el mayor número de pruebas por millón de habitantes.