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Vaccination application for students


FRESHERS are urged to check if their vaccinations are up to date – while students prepare for the start of the semester.

Northwest England's Public Health England (PHE) asks newcomers and students to check before the semester to see if they are up to date with vaccines after the number of mumps cases in the UK has risen.

The latest figures show 457 cases of mumps, of which -301 were new cases, to the northwest between April and June, with 2,028 cases of mumps confirmed throughout England during the same period.

Compared to 795 confirmed cases in England in the last quarter, the increase continued in the first quarter of 2019.

Mumps is an infectious viral infection that is most noticeable in the painful puffiness on the side of the face, giving a person a distinctive "hamster face".

The infection usually proceeds without serious illness or serious complications. However, mumps can lead to viral meningitis when the virus enters the outer layer of the brain. Other complications include swelling of the testicles or ovaries (if the person has gone through puberty), which can affect fertility.

The increase in mumps was mainly caused by outbreaks of university students. Most of the cases (266) concerned unvaccinated persons aged 15 or over.

As part of the "Value of Vaccines" Campaign, PHE encourages universities to share vaccine information and resources with students before and during the semester to ensure all students are aware of the importance of the vaccine, especially MMR and MenACWY.

Angela Hardman, Deputy Health Director of Public Health England North West England, said: "Although it is normal for mumps to break out of universities every few years, there are a significant number of cases – the highest quarterly figure since 2009.

"Together with the ongoing measles outbreaks, these figures clearly show that persistently high vaccination rates are required.

"We urge parents and their children, no matter how old, to check if they received two doses of MMR before the semester starts, and measles are easy to catch and can kill."

Students are also reminded that they have received the MenACWY vaccine, which protects against meningitis and septicemia (septicemia) – both of which can be fatal.

A selection of stars for the Nantwich Words and Music Festival


The popular festival of music and music celebrates its 12th birthday in Nantwich with a host of renowned artists from the world of music, poetry and prose, which occur in and around the city.

Original idea by renowned singer-songwriter Thea Gilmore, producer / performer Nigel Stonier and musician Clare & # 39; Fluff & # 39; Smith, this year's festival runs from Monday, October 14 to Sunday, October 20 and has developed to host additional arts events and unique shows. in the city.

Artists present this year include:

The 40 best recording artists, Turin Brakes, will perform at Nantwich Civic Hall on Saturday 19 October

Hazel O'Connor, famous for his successes such as Eighth Day and Will You from the Breaking Glass album, gave a morning performance at the Crown Hotel Ballroom on Sunday, October 20th (doors starting at 2pm).

Lindisfarne, a legendary folk-rock pioneer, will perform at Nantwich Civic Hall on Thursday, October 17th

X Factor star Lucy Spraggan performing in The Studio on Wednesday October 16th

Folk duo Gilmore and Roberts, nominated three times at the BBC Folk Awards, perform at 34 Pepper Street, Nantwich on Sunday, October 20th (doors at 5pm)

Poet, author and host Salena Godden giving a lecture in the afternoon at Nantwich Players Theater on Saturday, October 19 (doors at 3:30 pm).

Patrick Barkham, award-winning author of The Butterfly Isles, Badgerlands, and Coastlines and natural history writer for The Guardian, gave an illustrated lecture on the afternoon on some of the smallest intriguing British islands in the world. Nantwich Museum on Saturday, October 19th (Doors at 12:45). pm)

Thea Gilmore, co-founder of the festival, embodying St Mary's Church
Thea Gilmore, co-founder of the festival, embodying St Mary's Church

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Award-winning poet, author and author Lemn Sissay MBE interpreting his work at the Crown Hotel Ballroom on Tuesday, October 15

The lead singer of Terrorvision, Tony Wright, will play an acoustic set at the Crown Hotel Ballroom on Sunday, October 20th.

Singer / songwriter Scott Matthews with a morning performance at Nantwich Civic Hall on Saturday, October 19 (Doors at 1:30 pm)

Newcastle sextet Holy Moly and Crackers playing at the Crown Hotel Ballroom on Monday, October 14

Thea Gilmore, co-founder of the festival, will perform on Friday, October 18th at St Mary's Church.

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And the kickoff of this year's festival will be a special showcase entitled Saturday on the Square, which will feature young performers from various groups, including the Nantwich Youth Choir and the Young Music Folk Love Music Trust Ensemble on the 12th. October between 10h and 13h. .

Festival co-founder Nigel Stonier said, "Last year's festival was our best attendance and it is important for us to continue to do justice to the city of Nantwich, which continues to embrace what we do, as well as than to all local businesses and businesses. people who support the event.

"This year, we expanded the festival to host more unique arts and entertainment events in the city, once again affirming our belief that the power and vital properties of music and words are essential to life."


Mason Mount tackles the rise of England with all her strength as Chelsea's aspiring star attempts to fulfill a family dream


Mason Mount sat in the Jimmy Armfield Lecture Theater at St. George's Park and sipped the questions with a relaxed 100-cap veteran.

The 20-year-old's impressive ability to do everything in his power has improved during a two-year hurricane that could be continued with an English national team debut in the Euro 2020 qualifier against Bulgaria on Saturday at Wembley.

A borrowed season at Vitesse Arnhem in the years 2017-18 began to speak without a word of Dutch, but ended up being named Player of the Year at the Eredivisie Club.

The midfielder was a key component of Derby's eventual run-off from the championship last season under Frank Lampard, but the pair returned promisingly to Chelsea this season.

When Gareth Southgate called him last week, he described Mount as "one of the league's preeminent players to play this season."

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The serenity of Mount in answering questions is partly due to his early involvement in Southgate's setup. Together with Phil Foden and Ryan Sessegnon, Mount was invited to train with the seniors one week before last year's World Cup in Russia before participating with a sponsor in the game in Tunisia.

Last October he was in the squad of Nations League trips to Croatia and Spain. Mount was an unused substitute, but he picked up the lessons from two noteworthy situations when England played a closed-door match in Rijeka before beating Sevilla 3-2 in a rainstorm.

"I have very good memories of the Croatia match," he said. "Playing in a stadium without fans is something you are not really used to.

"And then the Spain game, which had a completely different feeling. The stadium was full, the atmosphere was amazing, so two completely different games.

"For me it was something that I took for the first time in the senior team. I learned so much and gained so much experience from two very, very good games that I could learn from.

"It all went so fast for me, I did not really have the time to look back on what has happened so far."

Mount was also part of the English U-21 group, which accused both Southgate's technical director and FA, Les Reed, of being too confident in their departure from the group stage at this year's European Championship in Italy.

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However, Mount was excluded from this description and rightly so, as evidenced by an incident last month where several Chelsea Academy players dined to find out how they had asked for the bill past Mount was, they had eaten and the restaurant told it was up to him.

Mount did so when he identified the financial struggle that often accompanies an attempt to crack professional football, a humility due, in part, to the guidance of his father Tony, who is likely to be highly emotional should the family dream be on this weekend Become reality.

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"They know how much they mean to me and how big my family's share of my career has been," he said. "It will be a very proud moment for me and her.

"There will probably be some tears when I make my debut, they have been a big part of my career, hopefully I can make my debut and they will be very proud."

While Chelsea team-mate Tammy Abraham missed out on a Southgate squad, Mount has another friendly face this week to help him settle down.

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Indeed, Declan Rice and Mount came together to Burton and continued a close friendship that began 12 years ago at a meeting at the Chelsea Academy.

Rice, who was dismissed by the blues at the age of 14, has been through three England matches after making the controversial transfer from the Republic of Ireland.

"We've always talked about the opportunity to play together again," said Mount, who is four days older than Rice.

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"Playing with each other at Chelsea at this young age was something special for us, so we always kept hope that it might happen again."

Rice sneaked into the room to watch the end of Mount's insured performance in front of the cameras. "I enjoyed that," Rice said as he rebounded.

Lampard would have agreed somewhere. Mount has already published a story stating that Lampard made him long-term to outlast 100 caps and even 106 caps in his first appearance in the England team last year.

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This journey is just beginning, but Mount seems to be on the right track.


Examination of the mysterious flashes of light discovered by NASA Satellite


Digital Sky Survey Fireworks Galaxy NGC 6946

This image of the Fireworks Galaxy (NGC 6946) with visible light comes from the Digital Sky Survey and is overlaid with data from NASA's NuSTAR Observatory (in blue and green). Picture credits: NASA / JPL-Caltech

In this image of the Fireworks Galaxy (NGC 6946) are light blue and green dots showing extremely bright X-ray sources captured by NASA's NuSTAR Space Observatory. These X-ray sources are produced by some of the most energetic processes in the universe and are rare compared to the many visible light sources in the background image. A new study, published in the Astrophysical Journal, offers some possible explanations for the surprising appearance of the green spring near the center of the galaxy, which became visible in a few weeks and disappeared.

The main goal of the NuSTAR observations was to investigate the supernova – the explosion of a star that is much more massive than our sun – that appears in the upper right as a light blue-green spot. These violent events can briefly generate enough visible light to outshine galaxies made up of billions of stars. They also create many of the chemical elements in our universe that are heavier than iron.

The green spot near the bottom of the galaxy was not visible during the first NuSTAR observation, but was bright at the beginning of a second observation 10 days later. NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory later discovered that it was known as the ultraluminous X-ray source or ULX Source disappeared just as quickly. The object has since been named ULX-4 because it is the fourth ULX identified in this galaxy. No visible light was detected with the X-ray source, which most likely precludes the possibility that it is also a supernova.

"Ten days is really little time to get such a bright object," said Hannah Earnshaw, a postdoctoral fellow at Caltech in Pasadena, California, and lead author of the new study. "Normally, with NuSTAR, we observe more gradual changes over time, and we often do not watch a source multiple times in a row. In this case, we were lucky enough to find a source that changes very quickly, which is very exciting. "

Possible black hole

The new study examines the possibility that the light from a black hole to consume another object like a star. If an object gets too close to a black hole, gravity can pull the object apart and move the debris into tight orbit around the black hole. The material at the inner edge of this newly formed disc begins to move so fast that it heats up to millions of degrees and emits X-rays. (Sun's surface is 10,000 degrees Fahrenheit or 5,500 degrees Celsius, by comparison.)

Most ULXs are usually long-lived, as they are generated by a dense object such as a black hole, which "nourishes" the star for an extended period of time. Short-lived or "transient" X-ray sources such as ULX-4 are much rarer. A single dramatic event – like a black hole that quickly destroys a small star – might explain the observation.

However, ULX-4 may not be a one-time event, and the authors of the paper have explored other possible explanations for this object. One possibility: The source of ULX-4 could be a neutron star, Neutron stars are extremely dense objects created by the explosion of a star that was not solid enough to form a black hole. Packed with roughly the same mass as our Sun, but packed into a city-sized object, neutron stars like black holes can suck in material and form a rapidly moving debris disk. These can also produce ultraluminous x-ray sources with slow feed, although x-ray light is produced by slightly different processes than ULXs produced by black holes.

Neutron stars create magnetic fields that are so strong that they form "pillars" that guide the material to the surface, producing strong X-rays. However, when the neutron star rotates particularly fast, these magnetic fields can form a barrier that makes it impossible for the material to reach the surface of the star.

"It would be like trying to jump on a carousel that's spinning at a speed of thousands of miles per hour," Earnshaw said.

The barrier effect would prevent the star from being a bright X-ray source, except at times when the magnetic barrier wobbles briefly and the material slips and falls onto the surface of the neutron star. This could be another possible explanation for the sudden onset and disappearance of ULX-4. If the same source lights up again, this could support this hypothesis.

"This result is a step towards understanding some of the rarer and more extreme cases where matter attaches to black holes or neutron stars," said Earnshaw.

NuSTAR is a small explorer mission led and managed by Caltech JPL for the science mission of NASA in Washington. NuSTAR was developed in collaboration with the Danish Technical University and the Italian Space Agency (ASI). The spaceship was designed by Orbital Sciences Corp. built in Dulles, Virginia. NuSTAR's Mission Operations Center is located at the University of California at Berkeley, and the official data base is located in the research center of NASA's High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive. ASI provides the ground station of the mission and a mirror archive. Caltech manages JPL for NASA.

Reference: "A Broadband View of the Old and New ULXs of NGC 6946" by Hannah P. Earnshaw, Brian W. Grefenstette, Murray Brightman, Dominic J. Walton, Didier Barret, Felix Furst, Fiona A. Harrison and Marianne Heida, Sean N Pike, Daniel Stern and Natalie A. Webb, 9th of August. 2019 The astrophysical diary, DOI: 10.3847 / 1538-4357 / ab20cd