As a 27-year-old first-grade teacher, Donita Magnuson thought the fatigue was from her job. She’d also started consciously drinking more water, so it made sense to her that she had to rush to bathroom nearly every hour. And the excess thirst? That was probably part of this new water regimen, too, she thought.But last Nov. 19, Magnuson knew something was amiss. She thought she was getting pneumonia, which she’d had before, as she sat through parent-teacher conferences, but this felt different. She was losing her thoughts, and her body wasn’t complying. Late that night, she vomited black. That was what made her go to the emergency room.And when the doctors asked her about diabetes, Magnuson drew a blank. It didn’t run in her family, but subsequent tests proved she had the Type-1 variation of the disease, meaning her pancreas wasn’t naturally producing enough insulin, which our bodies need to allow sugar to enter our cells for energy. Without glucose, the brain can’t function.“I had all the signs,” she said in an interview with the Beacon last week. “But because I was not aware of them, I blew them off completely.”A diabetes diagnosis changed her life completely, but Magnuson said the support she’s found through the Diabetes Education and Prevention Program department at Kalispell Regional Medical Center has given her the tools to help her cope with her new reality.“It’s changed (my life) dramatically,” Magnuson said. “I try to be positive about it, but it’s definitely challenging.”Educating the public about diabetes and diabetes prevention is the goal of the hospital’s program, which has found a partner in the Kalispell Lions Club. The club is once again hosting its Dream Vacation Raffle fundraiser, offering just 300 tickets with the chance to win up to six trips. These trips include a seven-night western Caribbean cruise, the drawing for which takes place May 30. Other trips include a clipper ferry vacation from Seattle to Victoria, B.C., a Seawhawks or Broncos sports package, a trip to San Diego, a week in Cancun, and a seven-night Alaskan cruise. All tickets sold will be entered into all drawings, so in theory, a ticketholder could win all six vacations. The drawings occur monthly.Net proceeds from the tickets will be divided equally among local food banks, the Kalispell Regional Healthcare Foundation Diabetes Fund, and eyeglass purchases. When she thinks about the night she went to the emergency room, Magnuson is thankful she listened to her body when it told her something was wrong. The emergency room physicians realized she was in a state of diabetic ketoacidosis, a potentially fatal complication that occurs when the body doesn’t have enough insulin. Had she gone back to sleep and ignored it, Magnuson believes she would have slipped into a diabetic coma, from which she may have never awoken. She hopes people begin to recognize the signs of diabetes — fatigue, extreme thirst, and frequent urination — not only in themselves but in others.She also hopes education about the two types of diabetes proliferates. Type-2, which is far more common than Type-1, develops as a body becomes resistant to insulin or doesn’t make enough of it. This can be treated with medication and changes in lifestyle, whereas Type-1 is not yet curable. One of Magnuson’s biggest fears is the current unrest around health insurance. Under the latest version of the American Health Care Act passed by U.S. House Republicans, she would qualify as having a pre-existing condition, and an expensive one at that.Magnuson said she’s watching that situation develop, but she also got a new teaching job that includes health benefits. It’s all part of adjusting to her new position in the world.“It was really emotional for me,” she said of her diagnosis. “It rocks your world for sure.”Tickets for the Dream Vacation Raffle can be purchased at www.LionsDreamVacation.org or by calling the Kalispell Lions Club at (406) 309-0992. Email Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox.
CANTON, OHIO — The Timken Co.’s Chief Engineer for Axle Centers, Mircea Gradu, was recently honored by the Society of Automotive Engineers’ (SAE) for his leadership and contributions to developing and enhancing the interchange of technical information in SAE’s transmission and driveline technology sessions. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Gradu was presented with the SAE Forest R. McFarland Award at a ceremony held April 12, during the Honors Convocation at the Society of Automotive Engineers’ World Congress at Cobo Hall in Detroit. The annual Forest R. McFarland Award recognizes outstanding contributions toward the work of the SAE Engineering Meetings Board in the planning, development and dissemination of technical information through technical meetings, conferences and professional development programs or outstanding contributions to the Engineering Meetings Board operations in facilitating or enhancing the interchanges of technical information. Developing innovations that bring value to customers is a core characteristic of Timken, said Jacqui Dedo, president — automotive. “Mircea Gradu embodies that with his contribution to the automotive industry,” said Dedo. “We are pleased that SAE is honoring him and hope that his dedication to advancing the automotive industry is a model for others to continue to help the Society of Automotive Engineers achieve its goals.” For more information abotu Timken, go to: www.timken.com. _______________________________________ Click here to view the rest of today’s headlines.
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Related Topics Indians’ ace Corey Kluber will not come off the 10-day disabled list when eligible to return on Saturday due to a prolonged lower back strain.Not coming as a surprise, Kluber has been struggling so far this season with lower back pain that started all the way back in spring training and has caused issues lately. In Kluber’s absence, the Indians will keep Mike Clevenger aboard the big league roster.Posting a 3-2 record so far this season with an uncharacteristic 5.06 ERA, Kluber has not been himself this season after being spectacular in the post season a few months ago.Manager Terry Francona said he hopes it will be just a few days and that the team was prepared for this to be an extended stay.Kluber exited his May 2 start at Detroit in the third inning that needed in a 5-2 defeat and has been put on the DL early as a precaution for the long season ahead.Another update on Kluber is expected sometime before Friday night’s game in Cleveland. Matt Lofgren
SPRINTING legend Usain Bolt has continued to approach his upcoming tryout with Borussia Dortmund with as much vigour as he did while dominating track and field over the course of 10 years.After enlisting the help of former Reggae Boyz-turned-coach, Ricardo ‘Bibi’ Gardner, Bolt has continued making sure he doesn’t go to Dortmund without any experience training at the top level.In South Africa, Bolt trained with Mamelodi Sundown, an African ABSA Premier League side, who share the same sponsor as the eight-time Olympic gold medallist in PUMA.Bolt has, for a long time, toyed with the idea of playing professional football but only recently, got an offer to train with Dortmund, after which the double world-record holder over 100 and 200 metres says he could try out with Manchester United.The retired sprinter has, for even longer than his own ambitions of playing, been in love with Manchester City and his tryout with Dortmund is just to see if he might be good enough for a shot at making it to the club he has loved since he was a boy.“One of my biggest dreams is to sign for Manchester United. If Dortmund says I’m good enough, I’ll crack on and train hard,” said Bolt in an interview earlier this year.“I’ve spoken to Alex Ferguson and I told him he needs to put in a good word. He told me if I get fit and ready he will see what he can do.”Since those comments Bolt has leaned on Gardner, who trains Harbour View FC in Jamaica’s Red Stripe Premier League, but has pointed out that while this is a goal of his, his success or failure shouldn’t be seen as a big deal.“I am always confident in everything. You have to go into everything confident. I know I will be a little bit nervous but it’s not a life-or-death situation. It is just something that I personally want to accomplish and I think I can do so. So I am going to go out there and do what I have to do,” the 100m and 200m world record-holder said. (Sportsmax.com)
Home » General » Magnificent World Cup win in Mexico for Derry’s Jordan Coyle – Irish trio feature among prizes in Florida Just two of the 21 starters managed to jump clear in the opening round, with Derry-born Coyle drawn first to go in the jump-off. Coyle crossed the line clear in 40.37 seconds to put the pressure on Mexico’s Salvador Onate and Big Red, who were fresh off a win in the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup in Guadalajara just two weeks prior. Onate would have to settle for second place on this occasion after a clear in 41.96 failed to beat the target set by Ireland’s Coyle. Federico Fernandez (MEX) and Davidoff finished third, having recorded just a single time fault in the first round.“My horse is naturally very fast,” Coyle said. “Going first, I wasn’t sure what to do, as I’m new to Mexico [and this show circuit]. I went as fast as I could go, and it worked. On a day like this, I don’t think there are many horses in the world that are as good as him [Eristov] This is without a doubt my biggest win so far.”The result has moved Coyle up to 16th place on the FEI World Cup North American Western Sub-League, with one more round remaining at Live Oak in Florida before the 2019 Longines FEI Jumping World Cup Final in Gothenburg, Sweden.Moloney, Swail and Coyle shine in Wellington five-star Grand PrixThe first five-star Grand Prix at the 2019 Winter Equestrian Festival in Florida on Saturday saw Kilkenny’s Richie Moloney take third place on the podium with The Irish Sport Horse Rocksy Music. A massive $391,000 was up for grabs in the Fidelity Investments sponsored competition at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center, with 18 of the 40 starters making it into the jump-off.Moloney and Rocksy Music, owned by Equinimity LLC, crossed the finish line clear in 34.42 seconds for third place.Richie Moloney and The Irish Sport Horse Rocksy Music (Photo: Sportfot)It was another solid result for Rocksy Music, a horse that Moloney has brought along slowly for the last year and a half. “He was a little bit difficult when he came first. He’s 11, but he’s probably a year behind,” said Moloney of the 11-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding by ARS Vivendi x Diamond Serpent. “We took our time, and he when he was ready to go, he came along very quickly.”Ringmaster Steve Rector, Kent Farrington (runner-up), Martin Fuchs (winner), Richie Moloney (third place), Mike Berry , VP, Financial Consultant for Fidelity Investments®, and Equestrian Sport Productions President Michael Stone. (Photo: Sportfot)Moloney gave Rocksy Music, bred by Stephen Keane and found by Moloney’s brother Eddie, three months off before the start of the WEF circuit and aimed for this Grand Prix. “I’m very happy with my jump-off,” he said. “He’s going to be my best horse.”Co Down’s Conor Swail (IRL) and the Vanessa Mannix-owned Flower finished just off the podium in fourth (34.69), while Daniel Coyle finished sixth with Quintin in 34.90.Victory went to Switzerland’s Martin Fuchs with Clooney after they set an unbeatable target of clear in 33.13.BREEDINGRocksy Music (ISH) – 2008 gelding by Ars Vivendi (HOLST) out of Krafty Kate (ISH), by Diamond Serpent (ISH). Breeder: Stephen Keane, Co. Waterford. Owner: Equinimity LLC. Rider: Richie Moloney (IRL) Tags: Twenty-five-year-old Jordan Coyle recorded the biggest win of his career to-date in the early hours of this morning (Sunday), when he came out on top in the Longines FEI World Cup Grand Prix at Leon in Mexico with the 10-year-old gelding Eristov.Jordan Coyle (IRL) and the Elan Farm-owned Eristov recorded a career-high victory in Leon. (Photo: FEI/Anwar Esquivel) Magnificent World Cup win in Mexico for Derry’s Jordan Coyle – Irish trio feature among prizes in Florida 10 February 2019, 12:02
Terence Patrick/Getty Images for Turner(LOS ANGELES) — Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite took home the night’s top prize — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture — at Sunday night’s 26th Annual SAG Awards, becoming the first foreign film in the history of the SAG Awards to win that honor. It beat out Bombshell, The Irishman, Jojo Rabbit and Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood.“Although the title is Parasite, I think the story is about co-existence and how we can all live together,” Kang-ho Song, one of the actors in the movie said through a translator, before joking, “but to be honored with the best ensemble award, it occurs to me that maybe we haven’t created such a bad movie.”On the TV side, it was another big night for Amazon, as the cast of its series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel won for best comedy ensemble and star Tony Shalhoub nabbed the best male actor in a comedy series trophy for the second straight year. Phoebe Waller-Bridge won best female actor in a comedy series for her Amazon series Fleabag.Elswhere, Netflix’s The Crown took home the Actor for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series; best male and female actor in a drama series went to Peter Dinklage for Game of Thrones and Jennifer Aniston for The Morning Show, respectively. In the drama category, Sam Rockwell and Michelle Williams won best male and female actor honors, respectively, both for FX’s Fosse/Verdon.The winners on the movie side were also varied: Renée Zellweger and Joaquin Phoenix each added to their Golden Globe victories, winning best male and female actor awards for their respective rolls in Joker and Judy; as did Brad Pitt for his supporting role in Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood. Laura Dern won Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role for Marriage Story.Leonardo DiCaprio presented the Lifetime Achievement Award to Robert De Niro, who gave the evening’s only politically charged speech, defending his right to speak out on matters he felt are important.“There’s right and there’s wrong and there’s common sense and there’s abuse of power,” he said. “And as a citizen I have as much right as anybody — an actor, an athlete, a musician, or anybody else — to voice my opinion.”“And if I have a bigger voice because of my situation, I’m going to use it whenever I see a blatant abuse of power,” he added to thunderous applause.De Niro’s statement is a stark contrast to the fiery opening speech made by Ricky Gervais, who hosted the Golden Globes on January 5. The British comedian chided the potential winners about being “woke” and encouraged, “If you do win an award tonight, don’t use it as a platform to make a political speech. Right? You’re in no position to lecture the public about anything. You know nothing about the real world.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
Dear Editor,I backed a horse in 2015 hoping that he would have done great things for Guyana like a thoroughbred but he turned out to be nothing but a dressed up “political kangala”. It is time for us in the political centre to pick up the pieces and start the battle again for another opportunity at true economic empowerment for the poor and the working class because this entire stable of horses are devoid of new ideas on how to drive consumption, investment and exports. We cannot give up; Guyana is too rich potentially to be so poor.As a Guyanese, I have a right to call the 2017 Budget as I see it and my call has nothing to do with the PNC or PPP, but my conscience. But for narrow-minded politicians like Tacuma, if you are East Indian and you call out the PNC, then you are deemed PPP and vice versa. Shame on you Tacuma! Shame on you for learning so little from Walter Rodney when he shared so much with the people around him! It was either you were not listening to the message or you are a certified dunce.As an East Indian I have a record that called out both the PNC and the PPP because of their oppression of the poor and the working class. No shame in that! So how dare you Tacuma, attempt to force me into a camp without my permission? I have a record of a lifelong commitment to the poor and the working class and I refuse to allow gold coins to drive my message, unlike you Tacuma.If I choose to go with the PPP or the PNC it will be driven by my ideological belief; not gold coins. If the PNC make the “small man the real man”, then they are my friends.Likewise, if the PPP re-establishes their commitment to the working class, then they are also my friends. My association has to do with politicians who can best help the working class. My stance on the national issues has always been consistent – a friend of the working class is a friend of mine.My condemnation of the 2017 Budget has everything to do with a reckless and rude attempt to devour and deflower the working class economically. The PPP did it for a period of time as they approached the end of their term in office and they heard from me but Tacuma was silent then when Dr Rose and I engaged the PPP.Today by way of this 2017 vampire Budget, the PNC-led government that includes people like Moses Nagamootoo and Rupert Roopnaraine (who ought to know better), has broadsided the poor people of Guyana.They shall also hear from me. But only a hypocrite will shout for joy when I called out the PPP, but wants to condemn me as I call out the PNC today. Is Tacuma such a paid hypocrite?My path is very consistent and very unwavering and I refuse to be a fair weather politician like Tacuma Ogunseye, who like a weather cock flip-flops on the issues based on the number of gold coins on the table. Sometimes I wonder who sold out Walter Rodney in the 1970s to the PNC? Tacuma, how long have you been collecting gold coins?Sincerely,Sase SinghMaryland, USA
WeatherFor the most current weather conditions, click here.Crowd LevelsFor more information about crowd levels, click here.Park Hours Walt Disney World’s new date-based ticket pricing has finally debuted! See what we know here and read how it may impact crowds here.The next V.I.PASSHOLDER Nights event will be held at Epcot on October 25 from 9:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Guests will be given access to dining, shopping, and attractions hours after the park closes to the public.Here is list of attractions closing at Disney’s Animal Kingdom beginning October 22, 2018 (with a return date of “Spring 2019”):Conservation StationAnimal Encounters: It All Started with a MouseAnimal Encounters: Up-Close InteractionsAffection SectionHabitat Habit Share This!Several attractions are closing for the season at Disney’s Animal Kingdom park this week. To see the list and more, keep reading!Special EventsHere are your artists for this week’s Eat to the Beat Concert Series:10/19 – 10/21: The Devon Allman Project10/22 – 10/23: Kenny G10/24 – 10/25: Billy Ocean10/26 – 10/28: Starship featuring Mickey Thomas Attractions Closed For RefurbishmentsMagic Kingdom:Liberty Square RiverboatTom Sawyer IslandDisney’s Hollywood StudiosStar Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far AwayDisney’s Animal KingdomWildlife Express Train: Africa Station (10/22)Wildlife Express Train: Rafiki’s Planet Watch Station (10/22)Will you miss any of the attractions closing at Disney’s Animal Kingdom? Let me know in the comments!
Tigers pound out 10 hits in lossBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterPARK FALLS — Chequamegon scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to pull out to a 4-3 victory over Stratford in a nonconference softball game Tuesday as both teams opened their 2016 seasons.Stratford led 2-1 after scoring single runs in the fourth and fifth innings before the Screaming Eagles rallied for three in the bottom of the sixth against Stratford pitcher Kiana Weiler.The Tiger scored once in top of the seventh but could not push the tying run across.Lorrie Luepke tossed three shutout innings and had three hits, including two doubles, and an RBI for Stratford. Brittany Bredemann also added a pair of hits for the Tigers.“I’m very proud of our group,” Stratford coach Mandy Pankratz said. “We did some things both defensively and offensively that are very exciting. We definitely have things to work on, and this group is determined to work together to improve each time out.”Stratford will play three games at the Poynette Invitational on Saturday.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)Screaming Eagles 4, Tigers 3Stratford 000 110 1 – 3 10 2Chequamegon 000 013 x – 4 7 0WP: Mackenzie Dane. LP: Kiana Weiler.SO: Lorrie Luepke (3 inn.) 3, Weiler (3 inn.) 3; Dane 5. BB: Luepke 4, Weiler 1; Dane 4.Top hitters: S, Brittany Bredemann 2×3, 2B, RBI; Luepke 3×4, 2 2Bs, RBI; Weiler RBI.Records: Stratford 0-1; Chequamegon 1-0.