WHO confirms Bangladesh’s first H5N1 case

first_imgMay 28, 2008 (CIDRAP News) – The World Health Organization (WHO) today confirmed that a 16-month-old boy from Bangladesh had an H5N1 avian influenza infection in January but has since recovered.The boy, who is officially listed as Bangladesh’s first H5N1 case, got sick on Jan 27, the WHO said in a statement today. His H5N1 infection was identified retrospectively during seasonal surveillance by the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research in Bangladesh.Bangladeshi government officials announced on May 22 that the boy’s infection had been confirmed the day before by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which is a WHO reference laboratory.The boy is from Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. The WHO said he had been exposed to live and slaughtered chickens in his home. Health officials have collected samples from his family members and neighbors, but none so far show any signs off H5N1 infections, the agency added.Bangladesh, along with the neighboring Indian state of West Bengal, experienced widespread poultry outbreaks over the winter. The H5N1 virus struck 50 of Bangladesh’s 64 districts, according to a recent Agence France-Presse report.Today’s WHO confirmation of the Bangladeshi case raises the global H5N1 count to 383 cases with 241 deaths.See also:May 28 WHO statementlast_img read more

‘I’ll give you a bottle of champagne for the lowest opening bid’

first_img215/2 Barney St, Southport.Earlier in the day, a Surfers Paradise apartment sold for $155,000.After initially pausing for negotiations, the buyer raised their bid to $155,000 before the property was called on the market and sold.The property, on the sixth floor of Diamonds is described as “affordable” with views of the ocean and city. 215/2 Barney St, Southport sold for $132,000.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach Northless than 1 hour ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa20 hours agoIt is the cheapest sale so far at the auction bonanza, held at the RACV Royal Pines Resort.“I’ll give you a bottle of champagne for the lowest opening bid,” auctioneer Phil Parker said after bidding started at just $60,000.Described as the cheapest CBD apartment in Southport, the property offers views of the city skyline and the Gold Coast Broadwater. 215/2 Barney St, Southport sold for $132,000 under the hammer.A GOLD Coast apartment in the heart of Southport sold under the hammer for $132,000.The one-bedroom apartment was offered to the market at Ray White Surfers Paradise Group’s The Event, held on the Gold Coast on Sunday. 61/19 Orchid Ave, Surfers Paradise. 61/19 Orchid Ave, Surfers Paradise sold for $155,000.last_img read more

Twelve year old advises parents to pay attention to youth

first_imgLocalNews Twelve year old advises parents to pay attention to youth by: – May 30, 2012 Share 54 Views   one comment Giselle Pierre-ToussaintOne twelve (12) year old young has made a plea to parents as well as members of society to pay closer attention to their children and the youth.Giselle Pierre-Toussaint who is the recipient of the National Youth Council’s 2012 Beyond Excellence Award, explained at that awards ceremony that parents are “always too tired or too busy” for their children.While she highlighted the efforts which parents make in providing the basic needs of their children, she pointed out that often times one of the most crucial ingredients is left wanting.“Although many parents are hard working and good providers they sometimes forget that bringing home a pay cheque does not necessarily make them good parents. Love, not material gifts, should be the crucial ingredient in every parent child relationship”.Pierre-Toussaint noted the need for parents to ensure that they impact positively on the lives of their children and the youth of the island.“When children are young they are at their most impressionable age and are easily influenced by the values and actions of those around them. They seek acceptance by emulating the behavior of elders. If parents are always too tired or too busy to spend time with their children then children must find another role model. Unfortunately, that role model might be the neighborhood bully or the drug dealer around the corner which later will result in delinquent and criminal behaviour which cannot be ignored as it will increase the risk for negative outcomes in our youth”.She pleaded to adults to “recognize us in good and bad tell us when we are wrong but praise us when we are good”. The youngster also made several recommendations which she believes could assist the youth and society which included “the older generation being good role models and mentors for the youth”.“I appeal to you to be committed to the task at hand when engaging the youth. You must first accept your roles as leaders and role models to us, encourage us to partake and engross us in substantial discussion, seek opportunities; do not only lecture us but listen to us as well, guide us instead of making all decisions without our opinions or consent”.She described the youth as “humans” and the “future of tomorrow” who also have “views and opinions” which adults should listen to.“Try to see things from the youth’s perspective, in other words, pay attention to our ideas. Do not compel us, let us decide and instead guide us along the way,” she urged.Dominica Vibes News Sharecenter_img Tweet Share Sharing is caring!last_img read more

Perez – no Arsenal move for Higuain

first_img Higuain, who told the media on the final day of the Primera Division season that he was going to leave Madrid in the summer, was reported to be on the verge of a £23million move to the Emirates Stadium. However, during an interview with Univision, Perez insisted: “We don’t want Higuain to leave. What’s more no-one from Arsenal has come to us and made us any offers at all for him. There are no offers on the table.” Press Association Madrid have made two signings so far this summer, bringing defender Dani Carvajal and midfielder Isco to the Bernabeu from Bayer Leverkusen and Malaga respectively, but Perez remained tight-lipped on future transfers. The club have been heavily linked with Tottenham winger Gareth Bale but Perez insisted a deal was not imminent. “He is a great player who belongs to a club we enjoy good relations with, but we have not made any offer,” he said. It has been reported Madrid will sign Spain Under-21 midfielder Asier Illaramendi from Real Sociedad in the coming days. And although Perez did not confirm a move for the 23-year-old, he indicated Madrid were looking to sign a long-term replacement for Xabi Alonso, who will turn 32 in November and who suffered from a groin injury towards the end of the season which forced him to undergo surgery in June. He admitted: “We are concerned about the state of Xabi Alonso. Defensive midfield is a very important position and we should be looking to strengthen there.” Uncertainty remains at Madrid over the long-term future of Cristiano Ronaldo, but Perez said he was calm about the situation. “Ronaldo wants to retire at Real Madrid, and we want him to retire here, just like Zidane and so many other great players did. You can be absolutely certain that Cristiano will retire at Real Madrid.” center_img Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has dismissed speculation Gonzalo Higuain is about to join Arsenal by revealing the London club are yet to make an offer for the Argentina international.last_img read more

Rooney settled by Moyes arrival

first_img Sick of repeatedly being played away from the central forward areas the 27-year-old feels he is best suited to, it seems Rooney’s Manchester United career has been saved by Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement. There certainly appeared to be little future for Rooney with the Scot in charge. Yet under David Moyes he is flourishing again, restored to the position he likes best. “There came a point where I had to be a bit selfish for my own career,” said Rooney. “Everyone at the club knew where I wanted to play. That wasn’t happening. “I’ve had no problem playing out of position in the past, but I’m a forward and I felt I deserved the right to play in my position. “David Moyes has come in, he’s playing me up front, and I’m enjoying it.” The knowledge Ferguson, who was handed a seat on the board by United and retained at an estimated cost of £2million, would remain an influential figure led the former Everton man to conclude his days were numbered. Instead, Moyes made keeping Rooney his major summer target. And with United refusing to countenance selling to a major domestic rival, he had no choice but to stay. As Ferguson remains in the background and easily capable of causing major difficulty should he so wish, Rooney’s future is not entirely resolved. But Ferguson did make placatory statements in his United States TV interview last week and although Rooney’s contractual situation – he has less than two years to run on his current deal – is also uncertain, it now appears, more than at any other stage, he will be staying at United. “I know from the outside looking in it might not have seemed like that, but I have been settled all summer,” he said. “I spoke with the people who matter at the club and we knew what we were doing. The club made that clear. “My wife had a new child and I’ve been really happy. “I’m not going to go on saying I wanted to stay or I wanted to leave. “I just want to concentrate on my football. We’ll see what happens after that.” Rooney’s comments endorse the word that came out of United’s training ground very early in the summer that he was looking sharper than he had done for any pre-season in years. It was Ferguson’s belief if Rooney missed one game he needed two to get fit. Under Moyes’ training regime that does not appear to be the case. “The training has been so hard,” said Rooney. “We’ve done a lot of different types of training, a lot more running; long running, quicker running, sharper running. “That’s been of benefit to me. I feel as fit as I have done at any point.” Wayne Rooney believes he had to adopt a selfish approach to make the most of his career. Press Associationlast_img read more

Gov. DeSantis Visits Hard Rock Stadium Test Site, Emphasizes Social Distancing within Households

first_imgGov. Ron DeSantis held a news conference late Sunday morning at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, one day ahead of the venue’s opening as a coronavirus testing site.DeSantis stated that due to the prevalence of COVID-19 in South Florida, “we want to work hard with the folks in South Florida with the prevention and mitigation and containment efforts.”To that end, the stadium’s parking lot will be turned into a drive-thru testing site beginning at 9 a.m. Monday.In addition, testing is available to first responders on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.Individuals 65 and older will be accepted for testing, and the person must have COVID-19 symptoms and a state-issued identification to be tested.Those who are tested will be instructed to wait 48-72 hours for results from a health representative.Medics from the Florida Army National Guard will be administering specimen collection, which involves swabbing the nasal cavity.The testing site will be located in the East Parking Lot at the stadium, which is located at 347 Don Shula Drive in Miami Gardens.South Florida is the epicenter of the outbreak in the state. As of Sunday morning, there were 59 reported cases in Palm Beach County, 180 in Broward, and 177 in Miami-Dade, and 13 deaths statewide.According to the Health Department, the person who died in Palm Beach County was an 88-year-old man.Three deaths in Broward, reported earlier by the state, include a 77-year-old man, a 92-year-old man and a 96-year-old woman, all of whom were residents at Atria Willow Wood, a senior living facility.DeSantis emphasized that the virus tends to attack those over age 60 more often that it affects children, and reminded Floridians to practice social distancing, even within households. He explained that the state is experiencing an increase in cases from within the same households.Director of the Florida Department of Emergency Management, Jared Moskowitz, also asked people to avoid large crowds at places such as beaches, adding, “The beaches will still be there.”State officials have not issued an order closing all beaches at this time, leaving that decision to each municipality instead.The governor said earlier in the weekend that seven other seniors from Willow Wood have been infected, and another four residents are awaiting test results.The facility failed to properly screen construction workers, staff and cooks who were allowed to work their jobs without restrictions while sick, according to DeSantis.last_img read more

WATCH LIVE: SpaceX Crew Dragon Docks with International Space Station

first_imgThe astronauts on this mission are Robert Behnken and Doug Hurley. They are expected to spend at least a month – and possibly as long as four months – on the International Space Station.After NASA declared Saturday’s launch a success, President Trump delivered a speech from the Kennedy Space Center, saying the launch proved that the “commercial space industry was the future” of space exploration.“We’ll be landing on Mars soon, and we’ll soon have the greatest weapons the world has ever seen,” Trump added.The Crew Dragon is scheduled to dock with the ISS around 10:30 a.m. ET Sunday. The SpaceX Crew Dragon that took off from Kennedy Space Center aboard a Falcon9 rocket on Saturday afternoon is moments away from docking with the International Space Station.The spacecraft took off from the same launch pad that was used during the Apollo mission to the moon in 1969.It represents the first time a private company is launching NASA astronauts to space, as well as the first time in nine years that American astronauts are leaving from U.S. soil.Since the space shuttle program was retired in 2011, NASA astronauts have been traveling to the International Space Station onboard Russian Soyuz rockets that are launched from Kazakhstan..@NASA TV is live now as the @SpaceX #CrewDragon nears the station for a 10:29am ET docking. Read more… https://t.co/7H0jP81yhU pic.twitter.com/CMn0xywPxn— Intl. Space Station (@Space_Station) May 31, 2020last_img read more

‘Awo’, Bobb, Jacobs make return to ‘Golden Jaguars’ for Indonesia friendly

first_img– Team departs today for historic matchANTHONY ‘Awo’ Abrams, Dwain Jacobs and Trayon Bobb were named in Coach Wayne Dover’s 19-man squad for Guyana’s November 25 International Friendly against Indonesia. The team will depart today for the South Asian country.The squad consists of two goalkeepers, five defenders, seven midfielders and five forwards, including Curtez Kellman (GFC), Denzil Fordyce (Milerock), Jeremy Garrett and Cecil Jackman (Fruta Conquerors FC).Dover called the squad “a good blend of overseas and locally-based players,” adding “most of the locally-based players have played over 10 games for Guyana at the senior level while it would be valuable exposure for the likes of Jeremy Garrett, Cecil Jackman, Denzil Fordyce, Kelsey Benjamin and Curtez Kellman.”“This group of young players has an average age of 20 years and this augurs well for the programme to see them in the senior final 19-man squad. As the Elite league gets underway, many more opportunities would be given to the players from the league even as Guyana prepares for the 2018/19 Caribbean Cup,” said Dover.Looking ahead to the game in Jakarta which will mark the first game for Guyana on the Asian continent, Dover called the fixture “very interesting,” pointing to the fact that it also marks the first time Guyana will be playing a team from South East Asia.“The coaching staff, players and administration want to ensure we get a positive result to make history; winning our first game in that side of the world. This effort by all involved will be seen as ‘one team, one dream’ to make it happen,” said Dover.Former National Captain Charles ‘Lilly’ Pollard will be Dover’s assistant, while Eon De Veira is the team’s goalkeeper coach. Manager is Rawle Adams.Squad: Akel Clarke (GK), Andrew Durant (GK), Anthony Abrams, Christopher Bourne, Jake Newton, Jelani Smith, Jeremy Garrett, Cecil Jackman, Dwain Jacobs, Brandon Beresford, Anthony Benfield, Daniel Wilson, Trayon Bobb, Curtez Kellman, Denzil Fordyce, Kelsey Benjamin, Shaquille Agard, Devonte Small, and Daniel Jodah.last_img read more

WLAX : Defense quietly putting together dominating season

first_img Comments The potent offensive duo of Michelle Tumolo and Alyssa Murray has garnered attention all season long for Syracuse. Both of the attacks have been named Big East Offensive Player of the Week once this season and have combined for more than 100 points.On the other end of the field, the Orange defense has been quietly toiling away. The unit has been focused on winning games and keeping that defender’s mentality of doing whatever it takes to do just that.‘It’s certainly gratifying for them to step up,’ SU head coach Gary Gait said.The Orange defense has held firm since the start of the season. SU hasn’t allowed more than 12 goals in a single game. The defense’s stellar season-long performance reached its peak Monday as No. 2 Syracuse held No. 6 Dartmouth to just four goals, breaking its previous best of six goals allowed March 31 against Harvard in Foxborough, Mass.But the Crimson was unranked. The Big Green is among the best teams in the nation.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text‘It was definitely a huge win for us,’ SU defender Becca Block said. ‘I think we really got the win together as a whole team, which feels good. We made a statement.’In that victory, the Orange defense stole the show from the Big Green’s vaunted defense. Before allowing 22 goals to the Syracuse offense, Dartmouth allowed just 8.89 goals per game, 11th fewest in the nation. The Orange’s wasn’t far behind, as the 14th best scoring defense in the country, but SU’s top-20 offense has diverted attention away from that.The Big Green’s reputation as the defensive powerhouse added a little bit of extra motivation for the talented Syracuse defense.‘I think our defense took that as a challenge and said, ‘We’re a solid core,” Gait said. ”We’ve got a great defense. And we can prove it to you.’ And they did.’The Orange defense has been at its best when it has received help from the offense. During a 15-10 victory over Rutgers on April 7, SU attack Michelle Tumolo felt the offense failed to possess the ball as well as it would’ve liked. The struggles to control the ball led to a 10-goal outing from the unranked Scarlet Knights, just the fifth time Syracuse allowed as many goals this season and the first time against an unranked team.On Monday, that was fixed. With the Orange holding a double-digit halftime lead against Dartmouth, the final 30 minutes were played with a running clock.The running clock combined with Syracuse’s ability to extend possessions and win the majority of second-half draws to hold Big Green to just six shots in the second half.‘Last game against Rutgers we didn’t do it so well, so we definitely took that and wanted to change that and do better,’ Tumolo said. ‘And it definitely feels good to beat them because in the past we haven’t really done, so it was really good to beat them.’Even with the recent performances, the success doesn’t seem to be going to any of the Syracuse defenders’ heads.After the victory over Dartmouth, Block heaped praise upon stalwart goalkeeping the Orange received from Alyssa Costantino and Kelsey Richardson.But Costantino tossed that praise right back upon the defense in front of her, crediting it for pressuring shots, gathering 17 ground balls and causing nine turnovers.‘With the help of the defense,’ Costantino said, ‘… they’re easy saves to make.’Even with those kind words, Block was modest when speaking of her defense’s accomplishments keeping a defender’s mentality. Her defense just kept doing the dirty work it needed.‘We got the ball when we needed it in the beginning of the first half,’ Block said. ‘We came up with the ground balls.’dbwilson@syr.edu Published on April 10, 2012 at 12:00 pm Contact David: dbwilson@syr.edu | @DBWilson2center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Fire at Tuscany Apartments causes damage

first_imgA fire at Tuscany Apartments early Saturday morning caused significant property damage and left some residents unable to return home.Emergency · A fire at Tuscany Apartments (above) early Saturday morning forced some residents to vacate their apartments due to damage. – Mariya Dondonyan | Daily Trojan “We received a 911 call at 4:58 a.m. and when firefighters arrived on scene they described what they had was a small roof fire,” said Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Erik Scott.Scott said it took 12 firefighters approximately one hour to extinguish the fire. To do so, residents said the fire department punched holes through the roof and into two of the fifth-floor apartments to drain the water from the hoses.Abdullah Bundogji, a sophomore majoring in mechanical engineering who lives in one of those apartments, said that the rug in his apartment and much of his bathroom were destroyed. Bundogji and his roommate moved into a room at the Radisson Hotel Los Angeles midtown at USC Saturday afternoon.“All my clothes smell like smoke now,” Bundogji said. “I have three midterms this week, so moving over the weekend when I really need to study honestly just sucks and moving back is probably going to be even worse.”Bundogji said he is unsure when he will be able to return to his apartment.“I’m hearing three days, but one of the construction workers said it could take a lot longer because they have to dislodge a lot of drywall. In the bathroom there’s a lot of repairs and demolition,” Bundogji said.Scott said the official cause of the fire remains under investigation. Residents believe it might have started from the barbecue gas line and spread because there was flammable material in the trash can next to the barbecue.No injuries were reported.Bundogji said the majority of the damage was to his apartment and an apartment down the hall. Most residents, including Victoria Schwartz, a sophomore industrial engineering major who also lives on the fifth floor, were able to return to their apartments later on Saturday morning.“They would not let me in afterward because of smoke,” Schwartz said. “They let me in at 7 a.m. But it’s over, and nothing happened to me thankfully.”last_img read more