Officials recommend flu vaccine

first_imgThe sounds of sniffling noses and coughing echo throughout the USC campus, signaling the approach of flu season.Tom Skinner, a spokesman for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said the upcoming flu season is unpredictable because it changes from year to year.Hot shot · Graduate student Alfred Brown receives his flu shot at the USC Pharmacy from Katharine Tomei, a pharmaceutical student. – Dan Doperalski | Daily Trojan “It is too early to tell how severe our flu season is going to be,” Skinner said.In fact, a reappearance of the swine flu virus has not been ruled out, according to Skinner.The one vaccine that will be offered by USC this year contains, among others, the H1N1 strain, University Park Health Center Nursing Director Tammie Akiyoshi said.The flu in general is always a concern, Akiyoshi said, but after last year’s swine flu outbreak, health specialists recommend that all people six months of age or older get vaccinated.“Vaccination is the most important thing you can do to protect yourself,” Skinner said.Skinner said students living in dorms are at an increased risk of acquiring influenza type B because of their close proximity to one another. influenza type B is also included in the vaccine offered by the health center this year.The health center will start offering the flu vaccine for $25 at the beginning of October. It will also have outreach clinics on campus and will sponsor the L.A. County Department of Public Health for a flu shot day in October. The specific dates will be announced at a later date.Despite this advice, some students don’t see the necessity for vaccinations.Karen Lu, a sophomore majoring in biological sciences, said she thinks she can deal with the upcoming flu season without any vaccines.“I have a really strong immune system and I believe I can handle the flu,” Lu said.Other students, such as Logan Benjamin, a sophomore majoring in music industry, are planning to tackle the issue more aggressively.Benjamin said she is going to take preventative measures this season, by taking vitamins and trying to maintain a healthy sleep schedule.Students should cover coughs and sneezes, wash their hands frequently and stay home if they are sick to prevent spreading the virus to others, Akiyoshi said.For those students with heart, lung or kidney disease, asthma or a weakened immune system, getting vaccinated is especially important, she said.last_img read more

Syracuse football preseason player file No. 3: Antwan Cordy

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse football training camp opens Saturday. The Daily Orange beat writers, Chris Libonati, Jon Mettus and Matt Schneidman, analyzed the top 10 preseason storylines and top 10 position battle heading into camp. Here are the final three of 10 player files in the series. Check out and follow along here to countdown to camp.Antwan CordyYear: JuniorPosition: Free safetyHt.: 5-8Wt.: 175Antwan Cordy was a standout in a Syracuse defense that struggled last season. He set an SU single-season record for a defensive back with 12 tackles for loss, finished second on the team with 68 tackles (50 solo) and caught two interceptions. Cordy also forced a fumble and recovered two.But when head coach Scott Shafer was fired, Cordy took to Twitter twice to voice his intentions to transfer from Syracuse. After he got to meet defensive backs coach Nick Monroe and the new coaching staff in December, though, Cordy changed his mind and decided to stay.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe junior is slotted to start at free safety in 2016 after starting at strong safety last season. At 5 feet 8 inches and 175 pounds, he’s below average in size for a Division I FBS safety, but the team referred to him as Giant under Shafer.“The little guy over here … has eight tackles, two (tackles for loss), a sack,” Shafer said after Cordy’s eight-tackle (2.5 for loss) performance against Louisiana State last season. “That’s a good job. I’m proud of you.”It’ll be up to Cordy to lead the charge in 2016 for a transitioning secondary that’s in need of a much improved year. Comments Related Stories Syracuse football position battle to watch, No. 1: Backup quarterbackSyracuse football preseason storylines, No. 1: How Syracuse adapts to Dino Babers’ spread offenseSyracuse football position battle to watch, No. 2: Defensive endSyracuse football preseason storylines, No. 2: Who slots in at defensive end?Syracuse football position battle to watch, No. 3: Michael Lasker vs. Cody Conwaycenter_img Published on August 5, 2016 at 9:19 am Contact Jon: | @jmettuslast_img read more

Stanbic Bank supports Asogli tennis club

first_imgStanbic Bank has consistently provided support towards social development in different sectors of the country over the years, as part of the bank’s brand promise and quest to advance the lives of people in the communities within which it operates.One of such areas is sports –a sector the bank believes has vast potential for human and societal development.At this year’s Asogli Yam Festival in the Volta region, Stanbic Bank made a cash donation of GHS10, 000 to the Ho Tennis Club, as they hosted the Asogli Lawn Tennis Tournament to mark the Asogli Yam Festival episode.Presenting the cheque, Delali Dzidzienyo, Manager of the Personal and Business Banking department at Stanbic Bank reiterated the bank’s purpose for its continuous support for the sector.“You cannot disassociate banking and sports; both activities have a certain level of convergence,” Mr. Dzidzienyo said. “As a socially responsible bank, we owe it on ourselves, the communities within which we serve and our customers to help develop what is of interest to them. Assports is one of the things the people of Ho have chosen, we will continue to support them in any way we can.”According to him, the donation forms part of the bank’s aim of fostering goodwill with the people in Ho. “Stanbic Bank is known for sports; from football to tennis and many more. In the past we have been associated mainly with football and this time around we are trying to help prove that the lesser known sports have a place, and therefore push it strongly,” Delali assured.He said “We have pushed Lawn Tennis this time, a few weeks ago we did Table Tennis and I think athletics should watch out.”For his part, Chairman of the Ho Tennis Club, Lt. Col.Selorm Kwasi Amengor receiving the donation lauded Stanbic Bank for their steadfast support over the years.Also, to better entrench their affiliation, Stanbic’s Hendrix Glover, ATMs Manager at the bank, played against the Ho Tennis Club at a score line of 7-2 against the host club. Wise Ahetor, Organizer of the Ho Tennis Club and an Accountant with the Ho Municipal Assembly, said he was grateful to Stanbic Bank for promoting the game and their physical well-being, as well as providing the opportunity for networking.The competing clubs for this year’s Lawn Tennis Tournament were the Army Mess Tennis Club, TOR (Tema Oil Refinery) Tennis Club, Sakumono Tennis Club, Goldfields Tennis Club, and the Ho Tennis Club.Stanbic Bank has over the period been known to provide support in various sectors towards personal and societal development. The bank sponsored a theme song for the Black Stars ahead of Ghana’s participation at Brazil 2014. The bank is also headline sponsor for the Table Tennis Tournament in Accra.last_img read more