Premier League has familiar look once more

first_imgBy Steve TongueThree matches into the Premier League season following a stunning title success by 5,000-1 outsiders Leicester City, the table already has a more familiar look.Manchester City, Chelsea and Manchester United lead the way having all won their opening three games under new managers.Arsenal, in the top four every year since 1996, appear to have recovered from an early home defeat by Liverpool, who are in mid-table but have yet to play a home game because of building work at Anfield.Tottenham Hotspur, third last season, are unbeaten.Chelsea and the two Manchester clubs finished as the top three in 2011 and 2013. Until Leicester shocked the football world in May those three powerhouses had taken the previous 11 titles between them.They will not be counting trophies yet, least of all City, who began last season with five wins in a row, only to finish fourth which cost manager Manuel Pellegrini his job.The Chilean’s successor, Pep Guardiola, has spent heavily as expected and been rewarded with nine goals in three games, which has pushed his side to the top on goal difference.“I am so satisfied, it is a pleasure to work with these guys,” he said after Sunday’s 3-1 home win over West Ham United.“We feel the players believe in what we do and that is more satisfying for the coach of course. But that without results (it) is nothing. We go into the international break and start again.”Chelsea have also looked impressive under Italian coach Antonio Conte, who oversaw two late victories against West Ham and Watford and a more comprehensive 3-0 win against Burnley on Saturday.When league football resumes after the international break, the Londoners will hope to take advantage of the two Manchester clubs being involved in their first local derby of the season.United’s former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho will be relishing that fixture, believing he has the squad he wants after four major signings, including midfielder Paul Pogba for a world record fee and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, the Swedish striker who is a serial title winner.Ibrahimovic has scored three goals already, making him joint leading scorer with City’s Sergio Aguero, who now faces an anxious wait to see if the Football Association will take retrospective disciplinary action against him for an incident in the West Ham game.Early days or not, a reversion to some form of the status quo is looking increasingly likely.last_img read more

Education and diabetes

first_imgAs World Diabetes Day 2016 was observed today under the theme “Eyes on Diabetes”, Minister within the Public Health Ministry, Dr Karen Cummings had announced that a week of activities was planned, with special focus on eye care for patients with diabetes.She also announced that the Public Health Ministry was working closely with the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) to observe World Diabetes Day and to bring awareness about the disease. Moreover, emphasis will be placed on promoting the importance of screening to ensure early diagnosis.While awareness is integral to tackling the disease, long-term education is the primary medium to ensuring the success of any planned programme or initiative.Diabetes education is the cornerstone of diabetes management, because diabetes requires day-to-day knowledge of nutrition, exercise, monitoring, and medication.Diabetes is unlike other diseases, such as cholesterol and hypertension, where medication alone can oftentimes successfully treat it. There are a lot of other components to diabetes, such as: the diabetes disease process, nutritional management, physical activity, medications, glucose monitoring, and psychosocial adjustment.Diabetes education will make society more aware of the disease, what it takes to treat it, and it will give those afflicted the power to control it. Education allows individuals to better incorporate the necessary changes into their lives and make the necessary strides to improve their lifestyle.Indeed, a collaborative effort is needed; education and self-management training should be done with a team. In the group setting, persons may feel more comfortable because people have the same concerns, they can share their experiences and frustrations, and hear answers to questions they may not have considered. Indeed, everyone’s lifestyle is different; therefore, physicians should ensure that diabetes’ self-management goals should not only be individualised, but also measurable and achievable.Diabetes education is an ongoing process that should be part of any long-term health care plan to manage the disease.Diabetes education will, in turn, give patients and sufferers the power to control the disease rather than let it control them.Another crucial component is access to appropriate healthcare services for which the Ministry should be commended. The annual event is coordinated by the International Diabetes Federation.The Public Health Ministry and the GPHC have been collaborating with the World Diabetes Foundation, University of Toronto and Orbis International in the establishment of the Guyana Diabetic Retinopathy Programme.The Guyana Diabetic Retinopathy Programme will introduce for the first time in Guyana easy access for all diabetics to have their eyes screened for diabetic eye complications. Usually, diabetics begin to have changes in their eyes and are not aware of these changes. The only method of detecting these changes in the past was an annual eye examination by an ophthalmologist.The GPHC will now be introducing a modern method of detecting eye complications. That is to have digital retinal photos taken of the inside of the eye. These photos will then be read by highly trained eye-care professionals who will then grade the stage of retinopathy.This programme is also being developed to offer laser treatment to patients. Over the past two years, this project has been developed and put into place at the GPHC’s Eye Clinic and is being led by the Head of the Ophthalmology Department, Dr Shailendra Sugrim.The main donor is the World Diabetes Foundation, which helped to procure expensive retinal cameras, ophthalmological examination instruments and, also for the first time in the public system, a retinal laser to treat patients who have severe diabetic eye complications. The fight against the disease should be a collaborative effort and one that is approached from various angles to get optimum results.last_img read more

Inter Milan invites French ‘police rape victim’ to match

first_img0Shares0000On February 7, 2017, French President Francois Hollande (R) visits a youth worker identified only as Theo, who required major surgery after his arrest, when he claims a police officer sodomized him with his truncheon © LE PARISIEN/AFP/File / Arnaud JournoisROME, Italy, Feb 8 – Italian football club Inter Milan on Wednesday invited the victim of an alleged sex assault by French police to watch a match as soon as he was well enough.The case of 22-year-old Theo, who was allegedly sodomised with a baton while being arrested last week, has sparked outrage in France, with hundreds taking to the streets in four nights of protest. Theo was sent to hospital with severe anal injuries and head trauma after the incident in the gritty suburb of Aulnay-sous-Bois, northeast of Paris.On Tuesday he was pictured wearing an Inter Milan shirt as he was visited in hospital by French President Francois Hollande.“We have contacted Theo to tell him that when he is better, he will be our guest at San Siro where he can wear the jersey with pride,” the club tweeted, referring to the giant stadium in Milan, one of the largest in Europe.One officer has been charged with rape and three others with assault over the incident, which has revived past controversies over alleged police brutality.French police are regularly accused of using excessive force in poor areas, particularly against ethnic minorities.Several leading footballers have given their backing to the “Justice for Theo” campaign.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Romelu Lukaku v Alvaro Morata – Stats reveal which striker Chelsea should sign

first_imgGoalscoringCosta has not scored fewer than 16 goals in a season since his arrival at Chelsea in 2014, and any replacement for the Spaniard needs to at least match that tally.Lukaku has done just that since leaving Chelsea on loan for West Brom in the 2012/13 season. His lowest tally has been 16, and he has passed the 20-goal mark in each of the last three years.Morata has struggled to match Costa’s goalscoring feats, having not once passed the 16-goal mark since establishing himself at Real in 2013/14; his highest tally was 15 with Juventus the following season.For Chelsea, Lukaku’s Premier League goals count for more than Morata’s LaLiga and Serie A strikes, though the Spaniard is a proven scorer in the Champions League.CreativityCosta has made it evident the role of goalscorer has changed at Stamford Bridge, as creativity is just as important as finishing ability.Since making his Chelsea debut in 2014 Costa has created 21 goals; in the same time frame Lukaku has also managed 21 and Morata has registered 23 assists.Impressively, Morata has more assists despite playing fewer minutes than Lukaku, and has averaged fewer key passes per season than the Belgian, suggesting he is more calculated and precise with his passing.Hold up playAs well as creative abilities, Chelsea’s striker needs to be able to hold up the ball and create space for himself at a world class level.Costa is one of the best in the world at leading the line, being both a successful dribbler and a prime target for fouls.He has averaged 1.7 dribbles per game since arriving at Chelsea, with Lukaku comparing favourably in relation to Morata over the same time frame; 1.5 per game to 1.01 per game.In terms of fouled per game stat, Morata (1.4) shines brightest compared to Costa (1.9), with Lukaku coming nowhere near those high numbers (0.8). 3 3 3 Chelsea have set aside £70 million to sign a centre forward this summer, and there are two targets who are being lined up by the Blues.Romelu Lukaku of Everton is preferred by technical director Michael Emenalo, while head coach Antonio Conte wants to sign Real Madrid’s Alvaro Morata – who he worked with at Juventus.The Sun report a big-name centre forward is a necessity this summer as doubts remain about the future of Diego Costa, and a decision will be made about who should be brought to Stamford Bridge.So, which striker would be the best for Chelsea? talkSPORT take a look at the stats and reveal which player the Blues should sign… Romelu Lukaku v Alvaro Morata: What do the stats say? Defensive workCosta has established himself as one of the hardest working forwards in world football, whilst Lukaku has often been criticised for his work rate.Defensive work is vitally important for the attacker in Conte’s team, and Lukaku fails to match up compared with Costa or Morata.Based on defensive actions per game, the Spain striker (0.4) is more similar to Costa (0.5) than Lukaku (0.3)ResultLosing Costa would be a huge blow for Chelsea, as neither Lukaku nor Morata can emulate his excellence as an all-round footballer.Both excel at different parts of the game, with the Belgian a prolific goalscorer and Morata more adept at bringing his teammates into play.But Chelsea want to sign a striker to fire them to Premier League and European glory, and Morata can not match Lukaku in terms of his class in front of goal.The Spaniard’s defensive work and hold up play is what makes him stand out, but he is not actually that much better at that side of the game than Lukaku – certainly not better enough to prioritise signing Morata over a pure goalscorer.last_img read more

Palmdale man gets 75 years to life in prison

first_imgLANCASTER – Citing a lack of “genuine remorse,” a judge Tuesday sentenced a 26-year-old Palmdale man to the maximum 75 years to life in prison for the fatal shooting of a companion among a crowd of young people gathered outside a Palmdale fast-food restaurant. Vicente Guzman’s attorney asked for leniency for his client, who has no prior criminal record, and said that such a lengthy prison term would, in effect, amount to a “death sentence,” but Antelope Valley Superior Court Judge Carlos Chung disagreed. “I do not believe there is genuine remorse. I do not believe there’s accountability on your part,” Chung said. “You need to learn to take accountability for what you have done. It’s going to be multiple life sentences. You have life. That’s not true for certain victims in this case.” Guzman was convicted in August of murder and attempted murder in the Sept. 19, 2004, shooting on Avenue S at 25th Street East where a crowd of teenagers and young adults was hanging out. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John PhillipsGuzman fired in the direction of 19-year-old Cedric Lane and wounded him, but also hit and killed one of Guzman’s own companions, Marcus Calzada, 18, of Palmdale. Guzman and Calzada had just met that night. Security was high during the tense sentencing hearing as members from both Guzman’s and Calzada’s family gave statements. Guzman himself asked for forgiveness from the victim’s family. “I would give my life to bring him back if I could,” Guzman said in tears. “I never meant to harm anyone that night. I was trying to protect him. Things just happened so quick. I don’t know who had the gun in that truck. The gun was not mine. I ask you to find it in your hearts to forgive me.” “Don’t hate me. Ask that God be your strength the way he has been for me,” Guzman added. Guzman’s statement brought an angry rebuke from Calzada’s brother, Robert. “You are still a liar. You still don’t want to admit it was your gun. Don’t use the Lord’s name. Jesus Christ doesn’t like liars,” Calzada said. The victim’s mother, Margie Calzada, told Guzman that he hurt her family and his own. “You took away our baby, an uncle for two little babies who will never get to see what a sweet person he really was. For 18 years we raised him. In three seconds, you took him from us. Maybe one day I will forgive you,” she said. Guzman’s father, Edward, said he wanted to convey his family’s deepest sorrow for the “loss of your son at the hands of my son” and apologized to the Calzada family. “We as parents try to teach our kids right from wrong and as they grow up they start making their own decisions. A lot of them are wrong, a lot of them right. On this occasion, it was a deadly decision,” Edward Guzman said. “I don’t know what it is to wake up in the morning and to go to your son’s room and not find him there. I don’t know that feeling,” Edward Guzman said. “I can only ask if you can find it in your heart whether it’s verbal or silent to forgive my son for his actions.” Deputy Alternate Public Defender Carlos Morales asked for a new trial and for a change in the verdict, arguing that the evidence did not show premeditation and deliberate action on the defendant’s part. Chung denied those motions, saying the verdict was not inconsistent with the facts. “The jury considered the facts and the intricacies of various theories of liability,” Chung said. The shooting apparently stemmed from a dispute earlier at a party, officials said. Prosecutors said a group of young African-American men and young Latino men had argued, and the African-Americans threatened the Latinos. After the party broke up, the Latino men went looking for the African-Americans who had threatened them, prosecutors said. Guzman, Calzada and other companions drove up just after midnight outside a Del Taco restaurant on Avenue S at 25th Street East and spotted some African-American teens, officials said. The car’s occupants chased after the African-American teens, yelling racial epithets. Lane was part of the group that was being chased, but he had not been at the party. The chase stopped because sheriff’s deputies were already there dispersing the large crowd, officials said. When the Latinos got back in their car, they saw Lane holding a stick. Calzada got out of the vehicle and went over to confront Lane to have a fistfight, officials said. Guzman fired at least four rounds in the direction of Lane, hitting Calzada in the head and Lane in the abdomen. karen.maeshiro@dailynews.com (661) 267-5744160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Listen: All-Ireland triumph ‘a great honour’ – Val Murray

first_imgDONEGAL MASTERS manager Val Murray paid tribute to his All-Ireland champions.Murray’s men defeated Dublin 0-9 to 0-7 in today’s final, played in County Roscommon.Five points by Man of the Match Michael Ward aided Donegal’s cause greatly and they held off a Dublin comeback with a superb second-half display. “It’s great for these boys,” Murray beamed as he spoke with Ocean FM’s Paddy McGill.“They got their reward. They put in the work all year. Days like this don’t come around too often in Donegal so it’s great.“It’s great for these boys still playing football in their 40s. Some of these boys might not have played before, but to put on the county jersey and win something…this competition is getting bigger with 16 teams now.“It’s for them. They’re able to do it and it’s a great honour to win it.” Listen to the full interview below …Listen: All-Ireland triumph ‘a great honour’ – Val Murray was last modified: September 21st, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BRIAN MCLAUGHLINDonegal MastersJohn HaranJohnny McCaffertyMICHAEL WARDVal Murraylast_img read more

Heartfelt gift: Priceless

first_img“It makes you feel someone cares about you and is thinking about you, not going to the closest mall and getting just anything they can find,” she said. “Meaningful gifts really come from the heart.” In the Baxter family, it seems the moms know best how to find the perfect gifts. Janette Baxter, of Cheshire, Conn., married her husband, Russell, a football statistician with a sports network, in mid-1998. His mother died a few weeks later. For their first Christmas, the couple was at Janette Baxter’s family home, where everyone traditionally gets a gift-stuffed stocking. “Russell’s contained the usual things – pens, socks, things that moms put in stockings,” Janette Baxter said. “And way at the end was a book, a World Almanac. He pulled it out, and he was speechless.” It turns out that, before her death, his own mother had given him an almanac every year for Christmas. Janette Baxter said her mother, Connie Funke, hadn’t known that but, “I think she has that special `mom gene.”‘ Now, she and her mother conspire annually to make sure there’s a new almanac in Russell Baxter’s stocking. Susan Schreiber, who works in public relations in Chicago, said her most recent gift to a beloved grandmother was a photo of herself, her twin, Carrie, and their younger sister, Gretchen. “I had it blown up at Walgreen’s in black and white, and it came out looking really nice,” Schreiber said. She then put it in a nice frame and gave it to her grandmother, who is in her mid-80s and lives in Kankakee, Ill. “She loves to have pictures of the family around her apartment and sitting on the ledge outside her door so she can show off her family to her friends in her building,” Schreiber said. She added: “Family is very important to her, and I know gifts of thought that won’t get old or go out of style mean a lot more to her than getting an expensive bathrobe or a gift certificate to a store.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Sometimes the gifts are humorous, often they’re homemade. All seem to share the traits of being highly personal while capturing the spirit of the holiday season. For Rachel Kay-Aussie of San Diego, a friend’s Martha Stewart-like decorating skills resulted in one of her favorite Christmas presents. Kay-Aussie said her friend and former colleague, Debra Honeycutt, had been a big help in planning her wedding to Andrew Aussie in July 2002. The following Christmas, Honeycutt presented Kay-Aussie a small felt mitten ornament for her Christmas tree. “I thought, `Oh, that’s cute,”‘ she remembered. “Then I realized it had pieces of things from my wedding.” It turns out that Honeycutt had carefully collected some of the feathers and pearls that were part of the flower arrangements at Kay-Aussie’s wedding and placed them on the felt ornament. It’s made Kay-Aussie a big fan of handmade gifts. Jason and Charly Rok moved into a new apartment in New York just a year ago, so money was tight as they prepared to exchange gifts during Hanukkah. But Charly Rok, a media director with a New York public relations firm, said her husband came up with one of the most touching gifts she could imagine – a CD of love songs that he put together to celebrate their relationship and the activities they’ve shared. “Jason obviously put time and effort into it,” she said. “And that means a lot more than getting a gift with a big money value. … It says he loves me.” Despite the pressure in society to spend a lot for Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa, many people find giving and receiving gifts that don’t cost a lot of money often brings the greatest joy. last_img

Rangers submit appeal over Ryan Jack’s sending off

first_imgRangers have appealed against Ryan Jack’s dismissal in their defeat to Hibs on Saturday as Hearts and Motherwell also signalled intent to have red cards for their players overturned.The Ibrox club lost 3-2 at home to Hibernian on Saturday and were unhappy with referee John Beaton’s performance as he dismissed Jack after a confrontation with Hibs’ Anthony Stokes.Manager Pedro Caixinha appeared to suggest Stokes should have been sent off for his part in the incident.Rangers will now attempt to have Jack’s card struck from the record and free the midfielder to face Hearts this weekend. Hearts have also challenged a referee’s decision, asking a panel to look at Isma Goncalves’ red card from their 1-0 win against Kilmarnock.Goncalves was punished for his part in an incident with Kirk Broadfoot, who was also sent off, and Hearts hope to have him available for the match at Ibrox.Motherwell were reduced to eight men in their 4-1 loss at St Johnstone. Goalkeeper Trevor Carson was dismissed for handling the ball outside the area, while Carl McHugh was sent off for two yellow cards. Charles Dunne then saw red for allegedly tripping Graham Cummins in the box. It was the defender’s second dismissal in the space of a week following his card against Ross County.The Lanarkshire club have appealed Carson’s red card and both of Dunne’s sendings off.All cases will be heard at disciplinary panels at Hampden on Thursday.last_img read more

Scott County Inmate Roster – 4-3-18

first_imgBooking Date:03-29-2018 – 9:32 pm View Profile >>> Release Date:04-02-2018 – 11:24 am TURPIN, JUSTIN Booking #:SCJAIL:2017-000738 View Profile >>> Charges:IC 35-48-4-11(A)MB ~ POSSESSION MARIJUANA/HASH OIL/HASHISH OR SALVIAIC 35-48-4-8.3(A)MA ~ POSSESSION OF PARAPHERNALIA Release Date:04-02-2018 – 11:24 pm JONES, JAMES Booking #:SCJAIL:2018-000336 Booking Date:04-02-2018 – 7:28 pm Charges:FAILURE TO COMPLY ~ FAILURE TO COMPLY Booking #:SCJAIL:2017-001250 Booking Date:06-07-2017 – 2:00 pm Charges:FAILURE TO COMPLY ~ FAILURE TO COMPLY Charges:IC 35-44.1-2-9(MA) ~ FAILURE TO APPEAR Booking Date:04-02-2018 – 2:56 pm Booking Date:03-29-2018 – 11:15 am Booking #:SCJAIL:2018-000353 OHANIS, JOSHUA Charges:IC 35-43-2-2(B)MA ~ CRIMINAL TRESPASS Booking Date:04-01-2018 – 7:18 am Release Date:04-02-2018 – 11:54 am Booking Date:04-02-2018 – 8:12 am Inmates released from the Detention Center within the last 24 hours. DURBIN, MICHAEL View Profile >>> Booking #:SCJAIL:2018-000356 View Profile >>> BIRD, ALICIA Inmates booked into the Detention Center within the last 24 hours. Booking #:SCJAIL:2018-000355 SMITH, JONATHAN MILLER, FRANCESCA Booking #:SCJAIL:2018-000350 Charges:IC 35-43-4-2(A)(1)(A)FL6 ~ THEFT – GREATER THAN $750 LT $50,000 View Profile >>> DAVIS, WILLIAM View Profile >>> Booking Date:03-16-2018 – 1:40 pm Charges:OUT OF COUNTY WARRANT ~ OUT OF COUNTY WARRANTOUT OF COUNTY WARRANT ~ OUT OF COUNTY WARRANTIC 35-48-4-8.3(A)MA ~ POSSESSION OF PARAPHERNALIAIC 35-48-4-6.1(A)FL6 ~ POSSESSION OF METHAMPHETAMINEIC 35-42-2-1(C)MA ~ BATTERY- RESULTS IN BODILY INJURY TO ANOTHER PERSON View Profile >>> Release Date:04-02-2018 – 2:09 pm View Profile >>> View Profile >>> Booking Date:04-03-2018 – 1:03 am Release Date:04-02-2018 – 2:09 pm View Profile >>> Booking Date:10-03-2017 – 7:07 pm Booking #:SCJAIL:2018-000352 View Profile >>> MCINTOSH, ASHLEY Charges:IC 35-48-4-11(A)MB ~ POSSESSION MARIJUANA/HASH OIL/HASHISH OR SALVIAIC 9-24-18-1 ~ OPERATOR NEVER LICENSEDIC 35-48-4-1.1(D)FL3 ~ DEALING IN METHAMPHETAMINE – AT LEAST FIVE GRAMS LT TEN GRAMSIC 35-48-4-6.1(B)FL5 ~ POSSESSION METHAMPHETAMINE – AT LEAST 5 BUT LESS THAT 10 GRAMSIC 35-48-4-13(b)FL6 ~ MAINTAINING A COMMON NUISANCE Booking Date:04-02-2018 – 9:42 am Charges:IC 35-44.1-2-9(FL6) ~ FAILURE TO APPEAR — IF CHARGE WAS A FELONY Booking #:SCJAIL:2018-000335 Booking #:SCJAIL:2018-000279 Charges:IC 35-43-4-2(A)MA ~ THEFT — LESS THAN $750IC 35-48-4-7(A)MA ~ POSSESSION SCHEDULE I, II, III, OR IV CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE16-42-19-13 ~ POSSESSION OR USE OF LEGEND DRUGIC 35-48-4-6(B)FL6 ~ POSSESSION OF COCAINE OR SCHEDULE I OR II NARCOTIC DRUG – AT LEAST 5 LT 10 GRIC 35-48-4-8.3(A)MA ~ POSSESSION OF PARAPHERNALIA WHITE, AMANDA Release Date:04-02-2018 – 6:54 am FLEENOR, ASHLEY Booking #:SCJAIL:2018-000354 Charges:IC 35-44.1-2-9(MA) ~ FAILURE TO APPEARlast_img read more

N.C. Forest Service battling multiple wildfires across state

first_imgThe N.C. Forest Service is battling several wildfires across the state, and residents are being asked to be careful when using open flames while dry conditions persist.“A lot of personnel and equipment – including aircraft and fire dozers – have been moved to fight these blazes,” said Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler. “The N.C. Forest Service will continue to battle these fires until they are contained and fire personnel are confident that they no longer pose a threat to people and property.”Whipping Creek Fire, Hyde CountyThe Whipping Creek Fire in Hyde County, on the Dare County line, began on private land and has grown to about 14,000 acres on public and private lands. It is 15 percent contained. Accurate mapping of the fire has been hindered by dense smoke obscuring the flame front.The fire has caused local law enforcement to close about 30 miles of U.S. 264 between Stumpy Point and Engelhard. The road closure is due to the fire’s proximity, dense smoke, and burned-out utility poles and power lines causing safety concerns to travelers. Fire managers are working to contain the fire south of Jackson and Maple roads, west of U.S. 264 from Pains Bay north, north of 2nd Avenue, and east of Barge Canal.The fire is currently affecting private lands, N.C. Wildlife Resource Commission gamelands, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Refuge lands, U.S. Air Force lands and property owned by The Nature Conservancy. There are currently 66 personnel fighting this wildfire, not including local and regional cooperators. In addition to personnel there are 14 Type 6 engines (pickup trucks with water tanks and pumps), 11 fire dozers, one helicopter, three single-engine air tankers (SEAT), one patrol plane, one lead plane and two water tenders. The N.C. Forest Service will be transitioning management of this fire to a Type 2 incident management team today.To learn more about the Whipping Creek Fire, visit http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4691/.Clemmons Road Fire, Brunswick CountyThe Clemmons Road Fire in Brunswick County is currently about 1,600 acres and is 70 percent contained. Battling this wildfire are 27 personnel, four Type 6 engines, eight fire dozers, one helicopter, three SEATs, one patrol plane and one lead plane. This fire is being managed by the N.C. Forest Service Whiteville District’s Type 3 incident management team.Stateline Fire, Cherokee National ForestThe Stateline Fire, which started in the Cherokee National Forest on Saturday,is burning along the Tennessee and North Carolina state line. This fire is 1,068 acres, with the majority being on the Tennessee side of the state line, and is 60 percent contained. There is a Type 3 interagency incident management team battling this fire. The 83 personnel are working to contain the fire in the next day or so on the North Carolina side and to start sending personnel home. Work on this fire included four hand crews, three Type 6 Engines, one fire dozer and one helicopter.For information on any of these fires, contact Brian R. Haines, public information officer with the N.C. Forest Service, at 919-857-4828.last_img read more