Can’t make it out to the upcoming Umphrey’s McGee runs in Athens, GA 10/26-27 and Milwaukee, WI 10/29-31? UM is bringing the show to you, with streams of all five nights via TourGigs.More details on how to purchase, including earlybird bundle prices, available here.Tickets to Umphrey’s fall tour with TAUK went on sale today. Check out their fall touring schedule here.Halloween night at the Riverside Theater is sold out, but you can enter to win two weekend passes below.
Ebola infects 1 more in the DRC, 1 more death reportedHealth officials in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have confirmed one more Ebola case in the outbreak in Equateur province, raising the total to 52, the World Health Organization (WHO) African regional office said on Twitter today.One more death, which could involve the latest patient, was reported, raising the fatality count to 21. Of the 52 cases reported so far, 49 are confirmed, and 3 are listed as probable.The event marks the DRC’s 11th Ebola outbreak, which is occurring in the same location as its 9th outbreak. The total in the current outbreak is approaching that of the 9th outbreak, which occurred in 2018 and resulted in 54 cases, 33 of them fatal.Jul 15 WHO African regional office tweet Vaccination linked to fewer antibiotics for cats and dogsAn analysis of electronic health records from UK veterinary practices found frequent antimicrobial prescribing for cats and dogs but identified vaccination as one of the factors associated with slightly reduced odds of receiving an antibiotic, UK researchers reported today in Emerging Infectious Diseases.For the study, researchers from the University of Liverpool, University of Bristol, and the UK’s Animal and Plant Health Agency analyzed records of unwell dogs and cats treated at 173 veterinary practices from 2014 through 2016, looking for antimicrobial prescriptions and exploring associations between antimicrobial prescribing and a range of veterinary practice, practitioner, client, and animal-related factors. They analyzed data on 281,543 consultations for sick dogs and 111,139 sick cats.The analysis found that systemic antimicrobial were prescribed in 25.7% of dog consultations, with topical antimicrobials prescribed in 14.2% and highest-priority critically important antimicrobials (HPCIAs) prescribed in 1.4%. For cats, antimicrobials were prescribed in 32.9% of consultations, with topical antimicrobials prescribed in 6.1% of visits and HPCIAs prescribed in 17.3% of visits. Prescription of antimicrobial drugs for dogs and cats was most commonly associated with respiratory symptoms.Using multivariable mixed effects logistics regression, the researchers found that factors associated with decreased odds of systemic antimicrobial prescription were client decisions focused on preventive health: vaccination (dogs, odds ratio [OR] 0.93; 95% confidence interval [CI], 0.90 to 0.95; cats, OR 0.92; 95% CI, 0.89 to 0.95), insurance (dogs, OR 0.87; 95% CI, 0.84 to 0.90; cats, OR 0.82; 95% CI, 0.79 to 0.86), neutering of dogs (OR 0.90; 95% CI, 0.88 to 0.92), and attending veterinary practices accredited by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS)(dogs, OR 0.79; 95% CI 0.68–0.92). Mixed practices (companion and large animal) practices were associated with increased odds of systemic antimicrobial prescription for both dogs and cats (dogs, OR, 1.15; 95% CI, 1.01 t0 1.30; cats, OR, 1.20; 95% CI, 1.03 to 1.39).”Although factors influencing decision-making remain multifactorial and complex, our findings suggest that gathering clinical evidence surrounding respiratory disease might be of value to stewardship,” the authors of the study concluded. “Preventive healthcare could also play a role in stewardship and should form the basis of client-targeted health messaging.”Jul 15 Emerg Infect Dis study
MIAMI – Dan Mullen is undefeated with John Haneline as his defensive coordinator. Thirteen years ago, the two met on the practice fields at Bowling Green.Mullen was the Falcons’ quarterback coach. Haneline attended Bowling Green’s 7-on-7 camp.Mullen singled out the high school sophomore at the start of the camp’s tournament. Haneline’s brother, Chris, played linebacker for the Falcons at the time.“He said, ‘You Haneline? You’ve got the defense. I’m going to take care of this offense,’ ” Haneline said. “And we won the whole thing.”Wednesday, Haneline makes his coaching debut as Mississippi State’s linebackers coach in the Orange Bowl against Georgia Tech.The graduate assistant takes over for former defensive coordinator Geoff Collins, who accepted the same position at Florida two weeks ago. Mullen awarded Haneline with the linebacker coaching responsibilities the same morning.“He stays on us hard, just like coach Collins,” linebacker Benardrick McKinney said. “Coach Collins has been training him, was always on him during film, always on him during practice, so coach Collins got him ready.”Collins and Haneline worked together within the defense and specifically the linebackers. The duo exchanged texts every morning. A silent start to the day on his phone tipped off Haneline to the defense shake-up.“As a player, I had six different linebacker coaches in five years,” Haneline said. “When he wasn’t there, I kind of had a sneaky suspicion of something.”Collins eventually reached out to Haneline later that day.“He said, ‘I’ve been training you. You’re 100 percent ready for it,’ ” Haneline said. “His words were, ‘I Mr. Miyagi’ed you.’ ”Haneline took the role with experience. He played linebacker for five years at Bowling Green from 2004-08. After spending a couple years in the private sector working as a financial advisor, Haneline returned to coaching in 2012 at Ohio Northern University. He earned a spot as a graduate assistant at Toledo in 2013 working with the linebackers.He wasn’t officially a coach, but he often ran linebacker meetings.“It was kind of stepping in,” Haneline said. “It wasn’t a big thing for me from the graduate assistant because I had kind of run the room before.”Haneline steps in with experience regarding the triple-option. He helped Toledo gameplan against Navy’s triple-option last season. The Rockets won 45-44 in double-overtime.The Akron native brought the same coaching techniques to Mississippi State’s game preparation for Georgia Tech. Haneline spent portions of Saturday’s practice grabbing the jerseys of his linebackers, ripping them out of the way and diving to cut their legs.“I just know how they’re going to go. Our guys haven’t been through that,” Haneline said. “Absolutely as a coach I really want to be engaging. Know what buttons to push and know how the guys are going to work.”Mullen’s kept watch on Haneline since handing him one of MSU’s most experienced bunch of players. The sixth-year coach spent most of the two weeks prior to Christmas break within the defensive meetings. He then looked over offensive prep while coaches and players broke for Christmas.“He’s got a great future in coaching. He’s got the drive,” Mullen said. “One of the things, this time of year, you’re handed opportunity.”It worked once before 13 years ago in Ohio. Mullen and Haneline are looking to repeat in Miami.“I love the guys I’ve got to work with. The people I’ve got to meet. It’s been absolutely fantastic. We’ve had a great ride this whole season, and we’re hoping to cap it off.”Contact Michael Bonner at (601) 961-7289 or [email protected] Follow @MikeBBonner on Twitter. 8 Mississippi State vs. 10 Georgia Tech Wednesday, 7 p.m., ESPNSun Life Stadium, Miami