MMA rice farmers call for dams to be fixed before harvest

January 12, 2020

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first_imgWith less than one week before farmers in the Mahaica Mahaicony Abary-Agricultural Development Authority (MMA-ADA) Scheme start harvesting their rice, concern is being raised over the state of access of dams in the scheme.Regional Chairman Vickchand RamphalJamal AzeesThe Regional Chairman and farmers at Onverwagt on WednesdayA tractor stuck on the all-weather damOn Wednesday, some of the farmers highlighted their plight to Guyana Times.According to one farmer, there is only one tractor in the community big enough the drive through the access road without being stuck. On the Wednesday, even that farmer told this publication that he too was having difficulties traversing on what should be an access road. Most of the small farmers have machines, which they refer to as 290 and 185 tractors.None of those can make it through the MMA access dam. According to the farmers, it is not the entire dam which is in a bad shape. They pointed out five sections of which it impossible for them to pass over the access road. In some of those areas, the dam has deteriorated to the extent that it is now lower than the water level in the adjacent canal.“I don’t see farmers in my area, who are basically small farmers, getting into those areas to spray for paddy bugs, fertilise their crop and basic crop husbandry,” one farmer related.Regional Chairman Vickchand Ramphal blamed the MMA for the situation, saying that the agency has been paying little or no attention to what has been happening there.“Farmers are finding it very difficult to transport their produce in and out. Also, many of them will have to visit their fields frequently because of the heavy infestation of paddy bugs. I spoke to a number of small farmers who would have raised concerns about them not having access to their fields because of the deplorable state of the Main Canal Dam,” Ramphal noted.Jamal Azees has 30 acres of rice cultivation, and for him, it is a nightmare getting to his cultivation.“The dam is in a terrible state. Bad! This is the access dam next to the canal. It should be an all-weather road. It is just like the canal right now. You have to go into the canal to pass some places. You have to stop half-way and walk the rest. My field is about four miles from here; it took me about two and a half hours to reach here and I’m only halfway,” he said.Another farmer, Rabindranauth Saywack, has 45 acres at Hopetown, but he cannot access his fields from that village.“Access from Number 22 to the concrete bridge is out of the question. No tractor can pass there; not even the big tractors. So, I end up having to travel around to the Onverwagt Road and then going all the way up to Hopetown on what is supposed to be a Main Access Road— an all-weather Road. That is only an access road in words; it is worst that an earth dam. We now have to park about a mile before and walk to cross the main canal with a small boat and then walk another half mile to get the way of my farm lands,” the farmer explained while adding that it is no longer profitable to cultivate rice under those conditions because the cost to take fertiliser to his fields would exceed proceeds from his crop.“It is 45 days now for the rice. I don’t see it being possible because of the cost to transport 15 bags of fertiliser with a small boat; a Honda 5 horsepower engine. It is about $10,000 and then you have to add $45,000 to the cost of production and if you multiply that by three, you would recognise how much more money I have to spend”.However, the MMA said it is cash strapped, but Ramphal, who is a member of the MMA Board, disagrees.“They are funds that can do some of these works. Apart from that since farmers are being faced with so many difficulties, I am calling on the MMA to reduce that exorbitant increase that they would have imposed on farmers a few years ago. This is the time to withdraw that huge increase and allow the farmers to pay the regular rate. They are faced with tremendous financial difficulties at this time and we cannot pressure them or else we will push them out of business families will be suffering. This is the time where we can see uncaringness of this Government because if they sob care about farmers, they would have come in a long time ago and subsidised MMA to ensure the farmers have a better livelihood,” the Regional Chairman argued.last_img read more


Huskies beat Wolverines in season finale

January 12, 2020

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first_imgBy Jon Zacks- Advertisement – So much for the undefeated season. The test would come in the third, with Whitecourt desperately trying to get to Muir, to salvage the perfect season.  Making things more difficult for Fort St. John was the ejection of Payden Wongstedt.  The captain was tossed-out less than three minutes into the game, for allegedly squirting a waterbottle at an opponent.  But on this day, the Huskies defence was bulletproof.  Despite four Whitecourt powerplays in the third period, the Wolverines were unable to get anything past Garrett Muir.  The pups did a wonderful job of blocking shots, and clearing the puck whenever possible – something their coach had chastised his team for not doing better on Saturday.  In the opposite of Saturday’s game story, it was the Wolverines who applied the most pressure in the first period.  Layne Brown got the ball rolling for Whitecourt, beating Garrett Muir with a slap-shot on the first shot of the game.  But, while Whitecourt kept pressing in the first, Muir bounced back from the Brown goal, and held the Huskies in the game.  Whitecourt made it 2-0, when a Devin Rooks point shot deflected off Cory Langdon and through Muir’s legs.  With 1:21 remaining in the first period, Kole Norris scored on a Huskies 5-on-3 advantage, popping a rebound past Wolverines starter Zack Blain, to get the Huskies on the board. After a lackluster second period on Saturday night, the Huskies bounced back with a sensational middle frame on Sunday.  Cory Langdon catalyzed the attack, blasting a slapshot past Zack Blain to retie the game four minutes into the second.  Then, Brighton Campbell gave the pups the lead, when he did well to convert a Luke McInerney rebound.  “Just a huge effort from our guys” said an elated Huskies Coach Bob Kalb after the game.  “It was just a great effort from Garrett Muir on out, every guy on the hockey club” he said, adding “it just shows what you can do when you play a real, hard 60 minutes of hockey.” Advertisement Finally, with 38 seconds left on the clock, Cody Kalb fed Dylan Apsassin, who fired the puck into an empty net, to clinch the win for the Huskies. The Huskies now head into the playoffs on a high-note, with the post-season set to begin on Wednesday.   Fort St. John will face Aaron Dumas and the Beaverlodge Blades in the best-of-five first round series. In the final game of the 2009/2010 NWJHL regular season, the Huskies handed Whitecourt a 4-2 defeat on Sunday afternoon.  It’s the first time the Huskies have beaten Whitecourt since game three of the 2007/08 NWJHL semi-finals, and means the Wolverines will finish with a 34-1 record. Playoff schedule so far:Game 1 – Wednesday Feb. 17 – North Peace ArenaGame 2 – Friday Feb. 19 – Beaverlodge ArenaGame 3 – Saturday Feb. 20 – North Peace Arena Cody Kalb echoed Bob’s sentiments, acknowledging the team-wide effort.  “Blocking shots, getting pucks out, we battled for the puck” Kalb said.  “We took a couple of shifts off last night, and they came back and got us, so we just played a full 60 minutes tonight, and it worked out.” After a six-point night from Beaverlodge’s Aaron Dumas on Saturday, Cody Kalb needed two points to tie the league MVP for the overall scoring title.  He did one better, with his assist on Apsassin’s empty-netter giving him three on the night, good for 71 points on the season, and the overall NWJHL scoring crown.  “It’s eluded me for the past three years” he said of the accomplishment, “and it feels good to finally get it.”  Kalb also gave credit to his various linemates over the course of the season “I couldn’t have done it without Robbie [Sidhu] and Dylan [Apsassin] and Cody [Hildebrand].”last_img read more


Beyonce is crazy in love with Ethiopia

December 30, 2019

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first_imgBeyonce Knowles joined the millennium celebrations in Ethiopia with a spirited concert in the capital of the Horn of Africa nation. Some 5,000 adoring fans in Ethiopia – a country normally unimpressed by Western music – turned out to see Beyonce. In this country, even teens tend to be loyal to music in the national language, Amharic. But Beyonce got a hysterical welcome when she came onstage. “I want to thank you,” the R&B star told the screaming crowd Saturday evening in return. “You have been one of the best audiences of my lifetime.” In a country where many women wear simple white, cotton dresses, Beyonce wore costumes covered in sequins or shiny, space-age material, from a modern interpretation of a hula girl with shiny black tendrils replacing the grass skirt to a high-necked Victorian-style top paired with sequined hot pants. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Beyonce’s concert was part of Ethiopia’s yearlong celebration of its 2,000th birthday according to its ancient calendar.last_img read more


THE LIFE OF BRIAN – ON HILL 16!

December 27, 2019

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first_imgDonegal GAA fan Brian Gillespie from Crolly had a better day than most Donegal fans on Sunday – despite sleeping in for the big game in Clones.Brian like most was excited for the Ulster final clash between Donegal and Tyrone.He stayed at the famous Copper Face Jacks on Saturday night and he also made an appearance in the nightclub were he only managed to get two hours sleep and was awoken at 12.30. Brian revealed “I jumped into the car and drove but I quickly realised that I would just be walking in to Clones when the match would be over.”After realising Brian decided to head for Quinn’s pub in Drumcondra.Once he walked into Quinn’s there was a comedian on stage and with Brian wearing the green and yellow of Donegal, let’s say the welcoming wasn’t as polite as normal.Brian went outside and handed his four Ulster final tickets to the Gardai. With Dublin taking on Westmeath at 4pm that day the Gardai started laughing and felt sorry for Brian and they gave him two hill 16 tickets for himself and his better half.Hill 16 is famous for Dublin supporters making it a sea of blue on game day and Sunday’s final was no different except for a drop of yellow.“Landed into the hill before the game and as it began to fill before the game the Dublin supporters were not letting me away with wearing a Donegal jersey at a Leinster final.”The whole hill erupted into a chant – “Hill 16 is Dublin only.”“To be honest I still probably had a far better day than any other Donegal fan in the country.” Brian told Donegal Daily THE LIFE OF BRIAN – ON HILL 16! was last modified: July 20th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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 gillespiedublinHill 16leinster final]last_img read more


‘We’re not relevant’ – Some Spurs fans rage at Daniel Levy after stadium news

December 26, 2019

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first_imgTottenham Hotspur fans were handed the news they all feared on Monday afternoon after they were told their new stadium move had been delayed indefinitely.Safety concerns at the arena, which is still under construction with around 1,000 workers on site at times, meant it needed plenty more work before any certificates for test events could be handed out. Guardiola-inspired tactics: Is this how Arsenal will line up under Arteta? #THFC stadium news is shocking. Simply incompetent project management and even worse customer communications. Not good. @SpursOfficial . #COYS— Paddy Briggs #FBPE (@PaddyBriggs) August 13, 2018 latest Most Popular Premier League News Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion changes Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade predicted gameday cracker This season is becoming more and more of a write off. So much unsettling going on from the board, fans getting restless due to being left in the dark, so many away games to play, fixtures getting changed around all over the place. Players must find it annoying. I would #THFC— Bradley Flanagan (@Brad_Flange) August 13, 2018 As mentioned by a few fans. I don’t want club credit, @SpursOfficial you failed to deliver so I want a a full on cash refund, some heavily discounted Wembley tickets and some serious grovelling #fuming #thfc— Stuart Walters (@N14Pod) August 13, 2018 Personally I have no issue with the stadium being delayed – I have an issue with the clubs communication, We are being stringed along as if we’re not relevant. “We must must always consider our supporters for without them there would be no professional football” #thfc— Antony Dust (@Dusty83) August 13, 2018 Perhaps now all fans will see the true colours of #ENIC & #Levy – All #THFC season ticket money should be refunded without having to ask immediately. When tickets go on sale ST holders are 1st in the queue. Personally I’d like to see a mass boycott. This is inexcusable.— Lee Ford (@lee4ord) August 14, 2018 A view outside Tottenham Hotspur’s new singe-tier south stand on August 14. 1 most people accept delays happen but this has been handled so badly it’s a disgrace, people have made plans around these games being at WHL, plus I can’t get away from the feeling the club knew this a long time ago. Mostly I feel for the ST holders #COYS #THFC— Gary Ford (@Spursfordie) August 13, 2018 revealed England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won center_img Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 I did not pay nearly £1500 for a season ticket to have to make that poxy journey to and from Wembley for the next couple of months 🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬 #THFC #Tottenham #Wembley— Matt Sweet (@bubba_sweet) August 14, 2018 The news had some supporters sad but pointing out they would rather visit a safe and fully completed stadium, but others were unable to quell their rage.Having forked out, in some cases, thousands on season tickets with the belief they would be playing back in N17 in September, fans were furious, while others had spent a pretty penny on travelling from abroad to take in the match against Liverpool which was supposed to open the ground, built over the site of White Hart Lane.And some of the irked fanbase took to Twitter to explain their rage over the situation they find themselves in. Everyone’s covered it pretty well on here so all I will say is as a new ST holder, required in no uncertain terms to pay 2400 for 2 seats – I’ve been done good and proper by Levy. It took the daily mirror and the sun to force his hand as well. Tinpot as it gets. #THFC— Aaron 🎾 (@MrAaron_Rea) August 14, 2018 possible standings Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures As a senior manager in construction, I totally understand that things can and do go wrong daily which cause delays however the lack of communication has again been shocking! Only a FULL REFUND, and not credit, will begin to save face now! @SpursOfficial do the right thing. #THFC— Stuart Rawlins (@StuartRawlins) August 14, 2018 How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings whoops silverware smart causal Stadium not ready. What a surprise. Levy still fleecing season ticket holders. The roach knew months ago the build was way behind. Wembley games should be gratis. #THFC #Refunds— Seany Held (@seanheld) August 13, 2018 SORRY Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT The worst thing about this is Wembley. Horrible, horrible Wembley. Just the worst place to watch sport. Or watch anything. Soulless, hard to get to, impossible to get out of. Terrible place. #thfc— Glenn Ebrey (@glennebrey) August 13, 2018last_img read more


MAN WHO THREW BAR-STOOL AT BARMAID FINED €500

December 25, 2019

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first_imgA man who hit a barmaid with a barstool at a Letterkenny pub has been ordered to pay €500 to Donegal Women’s Domestic Violence unit.Declan McKenna threw stool at barmaid.Declan McKenna admitted carrying out the offense at the Wolfe Tone Bar at Lower Main Street on February 9th last. McKenna, who is in his 40s and from Augher in Co Tyrone, represented himself when he appeared at Letterkenny District Court yesterday.The accused, who is a farmer and a painter, told the court that there was “too much alcohol on the scene” while he was out on a friend’s stag party in the town.The court heard that the barmaid was hit with the stool but was not hurt.Judge Paul Kelly said he did not think that McKenna was taking the incident seriously.“A lot of people have lot of alcohol but don’t throw barstools at female bar staff. These are serious charges but I don’t think you are taking them very seriously,” said the Judge.He fined McKenna the €500 he had put up as bail after he was arrested and ordered it to be given to the women’s charity.And he warned McKenna “You are lucky the bar lady wasn’t hurt. Be careful the next time you are in Letterkenny.”MAN WHO THREW BAR-STOOL AT BARMAID FINED €500 was last modified: February 24th, 2014 by StephenShare 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:bar stoolDeclan McKennadonegalLetterkenny District CourtthrewWolfe Tone Barlast_img read more


Bolane an `unsung’ hero

December 25, 2019

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first_img Her multi-directional hair served to illustrate her value to the 49ers during a four-year career (1992-95) that saw her win All-American honors, start on the 1993 NCAA title team, and serve as the bridge between the two successful eras of 49ers volleyball in the 1990s. “She was a great passer, played great defense, was a good server and could really jump,” Gimmillaro said. “She was a great weapon as an outside hitter.” Bolane was sort of the 1993 team’s stealth bomber. Surrounded by blocker Scott, setter McKienzie and outside hitter Burton, the 49ers ran a lot of plays through her because defenses couldn’t give her the defensive attention she deserved. “She was overshadowed a bit, but just as important to the team,” Gimmillaro said. “It’s poignant for him to say that, because volleyball is the epitome of a team sport,” she said. “There’s always going to be players who get a chunk of the attention, and that was great for me because I was never comfortable with it. I enjoyed not being as well known or being seen as an imminent threat. It provided me tremendous opportunities.” Bolane played professionally after college, joining the four-woman beach tour for two seasons and then going to play indoors professionally in Italy. But she only played half-a-season before deciding it was time to retire. “I needed a break for several reasons,” she said. “My body was physically exhausted from having played volleyball for so long, and it’s difficult playing the beach tour and in Europe if you don’t have a lot of sponsorship. I had to make the call that it was the right time for me to quit.” She returned home and worked as a media planner at an ad agency, then returned to Long Beach State to get her MBA. From there, she landed at Callaway. “I purposely plotted this out,” Bolane said. “I may have quit volleyball cold turkey, but I wanted to find a career that would be a combination of business and sports so I could fulfill that competitive need. When you grow up playing sports, it’s a part of you.” Bolane chuckles over the fact that very few people at Callaway knew she was a former All-American college volleyball star when she first started working there not even her future husband, an engineer at Callaway. “It was kind of nice to prove myself on another level without people knowing,” she said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Brita Schwerm may not have been the best-known name on the 49er’s women’s volleyball teams of the early ’90s, but she was always very easy to find on the court. She was the high-hopping blonde with the pony-tail that, as Brian Gimmillaro said, “was always going in lot of different directions.” center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week She’s also now in the 49er Hall of Fame. Now going by her married name of Brita Bolane, she will be inducted into the 49er Hall of Fame during ceremonies Thursday night. Bolane had no idea she was even being considered for the Hall when she got a call from school officials this summer and received the news. “It totally caught me off guard,” she said from her home in Carlsbad, where she lives with her husband Jesse and works as a women’s product representative for Callaway Golf. “I was very surprised and honored, and it’s resonated with me ever since.” Bolane became a starter in 1992 as a freshman, joining a team that was already aiming at a title run behind Danielle Scott, Joy McKienzie, Nichelle Burton and Krissee Sether. That team advanced to the 1992 Final Four and the 1993 team won the NCAA title. “She was an unsung hero on that team, one of the best we ever had, a very good athlete on a team of great athletes. As good as Danielle and Joy and everyone else were, there were a lot of games Brita turned in our direction.” Two years later, she won All-American honors as the senior captain on a squad featuring three precocious freshmen Misty May, Benisha Dillard and Jesse Alvarado who would go on to lead the 49ers to the 1998 national title. “I was influenced and affected by all of them,” Bolane said. “It was an honor to play with Danielle, who became a legend, and then play with Misty, who’s gone on to such greatness. I even had the chance to play with (ex-49er) Antoinnette White when I played on the beach after college.” last_img read more


Iona Rallies To Defeat Men’s Basketball, 64-53

December 24, 2019

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first_img Full Schedule Roster Listen Live Box Score (HTML) Story Links Next Game: Live Stats 1350 ESPN Des Moines Box Score (PDF) Preview Photo Gallery vs. UC Davis 11/25/2016 – 5 p.m. ANCHORAGE, Ak. – Iona outscored the Drake University men’s basketball team by 16 points in the second half to pull away for a 64-53 win over the Bulldogs at the GCI Great Alaska Shootout on Thanksgiving night. Drake (1-3) was led by 14 points from Reed Timmer (New Berlin, Wis.) and a career-high 12 points from De’Antae McMurray (Alton, Ill.).Sam Cassell, Jr. paced the Iona (1-2) with 15 points and seven assists while Jon Severe scored all 14 of his points in the second half with four three-pointers to help the Gaels erase a 10-point deficit. Drake committed 11 of its 19 turnovers in the second half with the Gaels scoring 18 points off Drake miscues.”They hit some tough shots and those were shots they were going to have to make to beat us,” said Drake head coach Ray Giacoletti. “I’m more disappointed in us turning the ball over 19 times. To have six empty trips to end the game and 19 turnovers, that’s what’s disappointing.”Iona closed the game on a 14-1 run and held the Bulldogs without a field goal for the final six minutes of the game following a Timmer three-pointer to give the Bulldogs a 52-50 lead with 6:08 left in the contest.”We need to be better in understanding how to win a game at the end and you can’t come up empty on six-straight trips,” Giacoletti added.Drake opened the second half with a 10-point, 38-28, lead, but back-to-back-to-back from Severe pulled the Gaels within one, 38-37, two minutes later. Neither team led by more than two possessions for the next eight minutes until Iona started its run to close the game.McMurray drained a three-pointer as time expired in the first half to give him a career-high 12 points in the opening period on 4-of-5 shooting with a pair of three-pointers. The Bulldogs closed the half on a 5-0 run to talk a 30-25 lead into halftime. Minutes before, the Bulldogs assembled a 12-2 run to turn a 4-point deficit into a 6-point lead with 4:47 left.The Bulldogs return to action at the GCI Great Alaska Shootout on Friday, Nov. 25, at 5 p.m. CST. The Bulldogs’ will face UC Davis, who is coached by former Bradley head coach and standout Jim Les.Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more


Naqvi: better if BJP gives tickets to Muslim candidates in U.P.

December 3, 2019

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first_imgIt would have been better if the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) gave tickets to Muslims for the ongoing Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls, Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said on Monday.He, however, said the BJP believed in taking along all the sections of the society and the community would be adequately compensated after the party forms government in the State.Ala Rajnath, Uma BhartiUnion Ministers Rajnath Singh and Uma Bharti had reportedly made similar comments earlier.“As far as tickets are concerned, it would have been better [if tickets were given to Muslims]. We will address their concern by compensating them when we form government in the State,” Mr. Naqvi said, without elaborating in what ways the party will deal with the issue.The Minister said the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government’s performance should not be assessed in the light of the BJP not offering tickets to Muslims.We will take all sections along“The BJP believes in taking along all the sections of the society. We formed government at the Centre with cooperation of all. Similarly, we will form government in the State…,” he said.Home Minister and senior BJP leader Rajnath Singh had on Thursday reportedly said that Muslims should have been given tickets.Water Resources Minister Bharti had echoed his views later.Zilch Muslim candidatesThe BJP has not fielded even a single Muslim candidate in the State, which has sizeable Muslim population and is considered crucial in the country’s electoral politics.The fifth round of polling is under way for 51 assembly constituencies spread across 11 districts of the State.last_img read more


Babies and diarrhea

November 27, 2019

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first_imgAlternative NamesDiarrhea and babiesInformationNormal or healthy baby stools are soft and loose. Babies have frequent stools during the first 1 – 2 months. Because of this, it may be difficult to tell when your baby has diarrhea.Most babies have a stool pattern that is typical for them. This pattern may change slowly over time. Look for the following to help decide whether your baby has diarrhea:A sudden increase in how often your baby has stoolsMore than one stool per feedingStools that appear to be more wateryIf your baby is feeding poorly, or has nasal congestion or a fever, the changes you notice are more likely to be diarrhea.Most diarrhea in children is short-lived. It is usually caused by a virus, and goes away on its own. Other causes of diarrhea include:A change in the babys diet or the breast-feeding mothers dietUse of antibiotics by the baby or breast-feeding motherRare diseases such as cystic fibrosisInfants and young children (under age 3) can dehydrate quickly, so they should be watched very carefully. Dehydration means that the body does not have enough water or liquids.Signs of mild dehydration:Dry eyes and crying with few tears or no tearsFewer wet diapers than usualLess active than usual or irritableSlightly dry mouthSigns of moderate dehydration:Dry skin that is not springySluggish or lethargicSunken appearing eyesSigns of severe dehydration:No urine output in 8 hoursSkin that is pinched between fingers fails to spring back to its original shapeSunken fontanelle (the soft spot on top of the head) in infantsVery lethargic or possibly unconsciousHOME CAREadvertisementMake sure the child gets plenty of liquids.If you are nursing, the doctor will probably recommend that you continue nursing. Breast-feeding helps prevent diarrhea, and it also speeds recovery.If your baby still seems thirsty after or between nursing or feeding sessions, you can add an oral rehydration solution, such as Pedialyte. Often, your pediatrician will recommend extra fluids that contain electrolytes. Follow the doctors instructions. Do not use sports drinks for young infants.Talk to your pediatrician right away if there are signs of dehydration. If the infant develops signs of moderate or severe dehydration, he or she should be seen right away.The following can help prevent diaper rash:Air dryingFrequent diaper changesProtective ointments and creams, such as DesitinRinsing the bottom with waterCut down on baby wipes during diarrhea.Call your pediatrician if:A newborn (under 3 months old) has diarrheaDiarrhea contains blood, mucus, or pussFever and diarrhea last for more than 3 daysThe child appears dehydratedThe child has more than 8 stools in 8 hoursThe diarrhea does not go away in older infants or lasts in children for 2 days or longerVomiting continues for more than 24 hoursReferencesCanavan A, Arant BS Jr. Diagnosis and management of dehydration in children. Am Fam Physician. 2009;80:692-696.Review Date:11/7/2011Reviewed By:Neil K. Kaneshiro, MD, MHA, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.last_img read more