Second Vietnamese nurse free of avian flu, report says

first_imgMar 14, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – A second Vietnamese nurse who had cared for an avian influenza patient was reported to have a suspected case of the illness 2 days ago, but a Vietnamese newspaper said today that the nurse is free of the virus.The nurse, a 41-year-old woman from Thai Binh province, was hospitalized in Hanoi Mar 10 with a high fever, cough, and a lung infection, according to a Mar 12 Associated Press (AP) report.But an online report by Than Nien News today said the nurse tested negative for avian flu at the Center for Tropical Diseases in Hanoi. Vietnam’s Central Institution of Sanitation and Epidemiology reported the test results yesterday, the story said.The AP said the nurse had cared for a 21-year-old Thai Binh man who remains in critical condition with avian flu. Last week a 26-year-old male nurse who had helped care for the same man was reported to have the illness. He is the first healthcare worker known to have contracted the disease, though health officials said he probably acquired the virus from poultry rather than from his patient.The 21-year-old patient is part of a family cluster of cases that includes his 14-year-old sister and 80-year-old grandfather. The grandfather tested positive for the virus but was asympotmatic, according to reports last week.The Than Nien News report gave no details on the condition of the 41-year-old nurse.The story said Vietnamese health officials are doing “extensive research” on how the virus has spread in Thai Binh, where at least eight cases have occurred since the beginning of this year.The recent cases in Thai Binh include two asymptomatic ones, that of the 80-year-old man and that of a 61-year-old woman whose husband died of avian flu Feb 23.Today Peter Horby, a World Health Organization epidemiologist in Hanoi, issued a clarification about a statement attributed to him in a Reuters report on the asymptomatic cases last week.A Mar 10 story had quoted Horby as saying, “There is no evidence that asymptomatic infection like this poses any significant risk of onward transmission, so it is not alarming in that sense.”In the clarification, posted on ProMED-Mail, Horby said the statement referred specifically to the experience with the H5N1 virus in Hong Kong in 1997, “where there was no evidence of onward transmission from asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic H5N1 cases.”Horby said his office is advising that asymptomatic patients be placed in isolation or home quarantine and treated with the antiviral drug oseltamivir. In addition, he said authorities should search for evidence of asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic cases among their contacts.See also:Horby statement on ProMED-maillast_img read more

Kapiti baby dies of head injury in Wellington Hospital, man arrested

first_imgStuff 8 July 2015A Raumati Beach home has been cordoned off and a homicide investigation is under way following the death of a six-month-old girl from severe head injuries.The baby girl died in Wellington Hospital at 8.30pm on Tuesday night after being admitted on Monday.Security guards were guarding the Kapit Coast property on Wednesday and animal control from SPCA were also present at the address.Detective Senior Sergeant Grant Ferguson said on Wednesday morning a Kapiti man ha d been charged with assault on a child and a homicide investigation was ongoing.Police wanted to talk to anyone who had contact with the baby in the time leading up to her being hospitalised.“We want to build a full picture of the circumstances which led to emergency services being called to the address,” he said.“This is a tragic death of a young baby and the investigation team is very focussed on establishing exactly what happened to her.”  Police investigate death of baby in Christchurch Stuff 4 July 2015A forensic investigation unit remains at a Christchurch house where a baby was discovered with fatal injuries.A St John’s Ambulance spokesman said two ambulances were called to a Truman Rd, Bryndwr house at 10.43pm on Friday night, where a baby boy was found unconscious.The 15-month-old was taken to Christchurch Hospital’s emergency department in a “very serious condition”, and later died, the spokesman said.Police confirmed the baby died shortly after arriving at the hospital.The forensic examination was expected to take up to four days, a police spokesperson said in a statement. 3  Police interview parents of dead toddler Stuff 14 May 2015Investigators have sought advice from international experts as they try to piece together how a West Coast toddler suffered fatal head injuries.They have also interviewed the 15-month-old boy’s parents and spoken to dozens of their associates, including family and friends.Leith Allen Hutchison, from Greymouth, was taken to Grey Base Hospital’s emergency department by his father, Dane Blake, shortly after midnight on April 21.The toddler had stopped breathing and was in cardiac arrest, police said.Medical staff revived Leith and stabilised him before he was flown to Starship Hospital for specialist treatment. Doctors established he had suffered bleeding on the brain. The toddler’s condition deteriorated and he died two days later after life support was removed. read more

Virtual SONA for Duterte eyed

first_imgSenate President Vicente Sotto III has earlier proposed for President Duterte to deliver his next SONA at Malacañang Palace on July 27. Article VI, Section 15 also prescribes that the Congress “shall convene once every year on the fourth Monday of July for its regular session.”/PN The SONA is a constitutional obligation, required by Article VII, Section 23 of the 1987 Constitution: “(T)he President shall address the Congress at the opening of its regular session.” “When we say blended, ‘yung iba nasa location, ‘yung iba hindi,” Cayetano said  “But the worst thing that can happen is kung ganito pa rin ang sitwasyon at walang immunization, walang vaccine, pupunuin namin ang Batasan tapos magkaka-outbreak dahil nandoon kaming lahat.” MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte will likely deliver his fifth State of the Nation Address (SONA) via teleconferencing, the method being used by Congress to hold sessions and committee hearings. Duterte delivered his past four SONAs in the Session Hall of the House of Representatives at the Batasang Pambansa Complex in Quezon City.center_img He added that the adjustment is a must in the conduct of the 5th SONA amid the pandemic, noting that no vaccine has been developed to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) infection. The SONA is delivered by the President of the Philippines every year to report the state of the country, unveil the government’s agenda for the coming year, and may also propose to Congress certain legislative measures. House of Representatives Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano said under the “blended” style SONA, there will be a limited number of guests who would be physically present in Batasan while others attend through a teleconferencing app. “So, safety will be the (priority) of the day but we will make sure that the President’s speech will be communicated nationwide,” he added.last_img read more

Marshalltown Speedway celebrates 50th on The Fourth

first_imgBy Jeremy Fox MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (July 4) – Marshalltown Speedway celebrated its 50th anniversary with fireworks and visits by dignitaries of the track’s racing history Friday night. Luke Wanninger took over the IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified lead on lap 11 and drove to his fourth win here in 2014. Ronn Lauritzen worked his way up to finish second. Tyler Droste was third, Tony Snyder was fourth and Joel Rust was fifth.Dave Atcher held Donavon Smith at bay over the last eight laps to win the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature.Clint Luellen inherited the lead when mechanical problems sidelined Jenae Gustin Luellen and held off several challenges from Andy Tiernan over the last four circuits to take his fifth Big Eight Tyre Center IMCA Northern SportMod win of the year at Marshalltown. After capitalizing on a late restart, Eric Stanton sped to his third local IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock victory of the season. David Moorman led start to finish in the Mach-1 Sport Compact main.last_img read more

Updated Volleyball Camp Information

first_img Share Updated Volleyball Camp Information July 3, 20072007 ACE VOLLEYBALL CAMPSHeld on the University of West Florida campusSession I: GENERAL SKILLS CAMP9th-12th grade girls – Monday, July 23 – Thursday, July 26Daily Schedule9:00-Noon & 1:30-4:00pmYOUTH EVENING CAMPBoys and Girls ages 4th-8th – Monday, July 23 – Thursday, July 26Daily Schedule6:00pm-8:00pmSession II: TEAM CAMPGirls High School Teams JV or Varsity – Friday, July 27 – Sunday, July 29Friday: Check in @12pmCamp ScheduleFriday: 1:30-4pm & 6-8:30Saturday: 9:00-Noon, 1:30pm-4:00pm, 6:00pm-8:30pmSunday: 9:00-Noon, 1:30pm-4:00pmFEESSession I (General Skills)Commuter . . . . . . .$200 (Camp only)Resident . . . . . . . . $280 (Camp & housing)Resident . . . . . . . . $360 (Camp & housing & food)Youth CampCommuter only . . . .$60Session II (Team Camp)Commuter . . . . . . . $180 (Camp only)Resident . . . . . . . . $260 (Camp & housing & food)If you attend the individual camp AND the team camp, your overall cost will be discounted 25%!INDIVIDUAL CAMPSIndividual camp sessions are designed to improve the fundamental skills of volleyball: serving, passing, setting, attacking, blocking, and individual defense. In addition, campers will work on team defensive and offensive systems. Campers will be placed into groups of similar ability.YOUTH DAY CAMPFor boys and girls from 4th-8th grade. This camp is a great way for your child to learn about volleyball in a fun environment. Youth Evening Campers participate in special activities designed just for their age group. Youth Evening Camp uses lighter and larger volleyballs for maximum learning and enjoyment.HIGH SCHOOL TEAM CAMPTeam camp is designed for high school junior varsity and varsity teams ONLY, not junior high. – Team strategies as opposed to individual skills will be emphasized. Competition amongst other schools takes place during each session. Team camp concludes with an all-camp tournament.HOUSING AND MEALSResident campers stay overnight at the camp dorm and receive all meals during camp. Commuter campers do not stay in the camp dorm and are responsible for their own meals. All overnight campers will be housed on campus in air conditioned dorms within walking distance of the field house. All resident campers will be supervised by both University of West Florida residence hall supervisors and volleyball camp staff 24 hours a day.REGISTRATION STEPSComplete registration form with all the necessary fields and sign the release formMail registration form and a $100 non-refundable deposit (Youth Campers need to pay in full) to ACE Volleyball LLC, 7171 N 9th Ave E6 Pensacola, FL 32504 by July 15th, 2007. The balance can be paid at camp registration or before.A $15 late registration fee will be added for any application received after July 15th, 2007.CAMP REFUND POLICYAll refunds are charged a $50 processing fee. Your fee, less the deposit, will be provided without questions if you cancel your enrollment prior to June 1, 2007. After June 1, you must provide a physician’s note to receive your fee.2007 ACE VOLLEYBALL CAMPSCamper’s Name___________________________ Grade Entering in Fall 2007______Address________________________________________ Phone_______________City________________________ State_______ Zip______ Birthdate_____________Parent/Guardian’s Name__________________________ Email ___________________Coach’s Name__________________________ Coach’s Phone______________________School Name___________________________ Club Name ________________________Circle Session Session I (General Skills) Youth Camp Session II (Team Camp)Release Form: Parent/Guardian must sign if under 18In consideration of acceptance, I, intending to be legally bound for myself, my heirs, executors, and administrators, do hereby waive and release all rights and claims for damages I may have against ACE Ltd, Liability Corporation, or it’s representatives, and/or assignees, for any and all damages which might be sustained by me in connection with my participation or entry in this camp, and which may arise our of my traveling to, participating in, or returning from the camp. I give permission for my child to be videotaped in the camp environment. All disputes to be settled in the state of Florida. In the event of illness or injury, ACE is authorized to obtain any medical care or treatment deemed necessary.X______________________________________________ Date:____________________Signature (if under 18, legal guardian)Insurance Company:_________________________ Policy #:____________________Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Koeman rejects tiredness theory

first_img “I hope it will be a problem later on in the season but there’s no tiredness at the moment, because we’re starting the season,” he said. “We don’t have long to prepare for the next game but at the start of the season that’s not a problem. Maybe it’s good to play so many games because we need to develop and improve and cut out mistakes. The second half (against Midtjylland) was good but we are learning.” Southampton kicked off their Premier League season with a draw at Newcastle before being outplayed in a 3-0 loss to Everton at St Mary’s last week. A fixture against newly-promoted Watford may look like a good chance to pick up a maiden league win of the season but, having drawn with both the Toffees and West Brom, Quique Flores’ side have suggested they can quickly adapt to life in the top-flight. “It’s always nice to play a promoted team and they have had two good results, the start of the season is very positive for them,” Koeman added. “It takes time to integrate into the Premier League, that was the case for me last year, finding how difficult and tough it is, but the manager has always had good organisation in his teams so it will be a tough one.” Jay Rodriguez will be hoping to score his first league goal in 17 months after grabbing the equaliser against Midtjylland, while both Sadio Mane and Victor Wanyama – reported transfer targets for Manchester United and Tottenham respectively – are likely to keep their places in Koeman’s side as Saints insist neither will be sold. Press Association Having taken one point from their opening two league games, Saints travel to face Watford on Sunday looking for their first victory of the domestic campaign. Koeman’s side were also held to a 1-1 draw in the opening leg of their Europa League play-off against Danish champions FC Midtjylland on Thursday night but, at such an early stage of the season, Koeman feels the extra fixtures are not a burden on his players. center_img Southampton have started their Premier League campaign slowly but manager Ronald Koeman is refusing to blame it on their European involvement. last_img read more

Plessis Hits Century after Ball  Tampering Fine

first_imgAustralia reached 14-0 with the pink ball under lights by the close. Usman Khawaja had to fill in as opener for David Warner, who was not allowed to bat having spent time off the pitch for treatment to a shoulder injury.The hosts, 2-0 down in the three-match series, had made five changes from the second Test defeat, with batsmen Matthew Renshaw, Peter Handscomb and Nic Maddinson making their debuts. Wicketkeeper Matthew Wade and bowler Jackson Bird were also recalled and Australia quickly made in-roads into the tourists line-up, with Josh Hazlewood taking 4-68.Du Plessis stood firm, though, and his declaration was the second lowest in an opening innings of a Test in Australia.The South Africa captain had escaped a ban but was fined 100% of his match fee after television footage appeared to show the 32-year-old licking his finger and shining the ball while eating a sweet in the second Test.Du Plessis pleaded not guilty to the charge and denied any wrongdoing as he claimed he had been made a “scapegoat”.It’s not cheating – WoakesEngland bowler Chris Woakes, who is in India for the side’s ongoing Test series, called the issue a “grey area”.“A lot of people have said I think we all shine the ball in a very similar way,” he told BBC Radio 5 live. “You don’t try and overstep the rules of the game. “We all shine the ball, we all try and make the balls move in the air as, otherwise, it’d be a pretty dull game if it didn’t.“I heard Hashim Amla saying about having chewing gum in his mouth and if he is shining the ball is that deemed as cheating? I don’t think that is deemed as cheating.”Despite Du Plessis’ century, the Adelaide Advertiser preferred to concentrate on Australia’s hard-fought 14-0 on their sports pages.After a series of humiliating collapses, maybe such an achievement should be cheered?Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram South Africa captain Faf du Plessis scored 118 not out before declaring on 259-9 on the first day of the third Test against Australia in Adelaide.Du Plessis went into the day-night match having been fined for ball tampering in the second Test and was booed on his way to the crease. He responded with a century as wickets fell around him and put the hosts into bat for the day’s final 12 overs.last_img read more

Folarin Balogun Gives Nigeria Glimpse of Hope

first_imgIn spite of having capped for England at the 2018 UEFA European U-17 Championship prolific Arsenal youth-team striker Folarin Balogun is not ruling out the possibility of switching international allegiance to Nigeria Born in New York and raised in the United Kingdom, Folarin Balogun is provisionally cap-tied to England as he represented the Young Lions at the 2018 UEFA European U-17 Championship, playing four games as England reached the semifinals, but the free-scoring Arsenal striker has hinted at switching international allegiance from England to Nigeria.The 17-year-old has played for the United States U-18s in four friendlies, scoring two goals. ‘’I haven’t yet declared who I will commit to internationally. I was born in New York, so can play for the USA,’’ Balogun told ‘’My parents were born in Nigeria and I have been in England since I was two years old, so I can play for both those countries too! ‘I have several youth caps playing for England and I enjoy their style of play which is similar to Arsenal’s. I will be discussing matters with my parents and will then decide.’’Balogun who was born on July 3, 2001, recently decided to pledge his long-term future to Arsenal by signing a new deal last month.He has been with the Arsenal youth set-up since he was 10 years old where he has developed into one of the best-attacking prospects in England and Balogun stated the reason for signing his new deal and his ambition for the rest of the season.On his new contract, he said, “It feels really good. I’ve been at the club since I was young, so I’m just happy that I’ve been given the opportunity to push on. It’s been a rollercoaster of a journey with a lot of ups and downs, but I’m glad that my hard work has been noticed and it’s starting to pay off.”He also stated that he is impressed with his season and is hoping to win the top scorer award with the U-18 team.He said, “It’s been a good season so far and I’m scoring a lot of goals, so I just want to keep scoring and continue helping the team week in, week out. Individually my goal is to finish the season as the top goalscorer in the U-18 Premier League.”Despite playing for several England youth teams, he is still eligible to play for the Super Eagles of Nigeria.Meanwhile, Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has revealed his excitement about a Gunners academy prospect.Aubameyang, who became Arsenal’s club-record signing when he joined from Borussia Dortmund in January 2018, singled out 17-year-old Balogun for praise after scoring 22 goals in 23 appearances for the Gunners’ academy team this term.Balogun added: “Signing my professional contract was a proud day. I have been at the club for over a decade and it was one of the main targets that I was focused on. The real hard work continues and I want to keep progressing so that I can make it into the first team. The season is going really well. I feel I’ve become a more clinical finisher and have scored 22 goals in 23 games.“I do a lot of work in training trying to improve and develop different ways of finishing so that when the chance comes, I’m ready to use whichever option is best. It also helps to keep defenders guessing. As the standard of the teams in which you play rises, you get less and less time and fewer opportunities on the ball. This is what drives me to be as efficient as possible in front of goal.”Last year August, Balogun was called up to play for the United States despite already featuring for England at youth level. It was the first US call-up for Balogun, who was born in New York but grew up in London and played for England at the European U-17 Championship.However, due to the Vaclav Jezek Youth Tournament not being listed as an official FIFA competition, there was no need to apply for a switch of associations.“Since Folarin has represented England in an official competition at the youth level, in order to represent the United States in official competition he would have to apply for a one-time change of association,” the federation said in a statement. “He has not done so at this point, but this does not prevent him from playing in friendly matches such as this tournament.” The 17-year-old Balogun is viewed as one of the most promising young strikers in the Arsenal academy and was influential in the team’s run to the FA Youth Cup final last season.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Camelot drives changes across its range of games

first_img Share StumbleUpon Submit National Lottery hits peak sales to help support critical causes June 2, 2020 Share Related Articles Ministers expected to raise National Lottery age limit August 17, 2020 Camelot under fire for exploiting National Lottery age limits July 20, 2020 Camelot UK Lotteries have announced Lotto and EuroMillions alterations, in addition to preliminary details of a brand new game set to launch, following a recent company wide strategic review.Identifying improvements to the National Lottery range of games as “one of four key areas where action was needed,” it’s striving to “get back into long-term, sustainable growth” and maximise contributions to good causes.Unveiling its new Annuity game, set to launch in spring of next year subject to necessary approvals, it would offer “a regular, fixed amount of money for a set number of years”.Examining similar entities’ popularity across Europe, the new proposition, which will “round off The National Lottery portfolio,” will appeal to those who dream of lifelong financial security, as opposed to one big payoff. Early indications point to a top prize of “thousands of pounds every month for at least 25 years,” with further information set to be released in due course.Nigel Railton, Camelot CEO, explained: “It was clear from the review that we needed to create a more appealing and balanced range of games, that offers something for everyone. “In particular, we needed to make our draw games stand out from each other, and to give people the ability to play their way – with prizes, chances to win and prices to suit different tastes. “The portfolio updates we are announcing today will complement the other initiatives we are bringing in across retail and digital, as well as our ongoing work to make The National Lottery brand more relevant and visible – and will ensure that The National Lottery, as a whole, continues to deliver for both players and good causes alike.”Further changes set to be delivered by Camelot are to also affect Lotto from November of this year, with a fixed prize of £1m for matching five numbers plus the bonus ball to replace the raffle.Furthermore a prize fund more fairly shared, and jackpots won more frequently are to also be introduced, with only five roll-overs (compared to ten) permitted, and a new “rolldown” mechanic set to see jackpots shared across all winning cash prize tiers, if no one matches all six main numbers in a must-be-won draw.EuroMillions is to also be affected, with changes set to come into effect in early 2019, seeing more special draws to be run in which multiple guaranteed £1m UK winners will be created.last_img read more

All-In Diversity Project and AffiliateINSIDER land partnership

first_imgShare The All-In Diversity Project (AIDP) has announced a strategic partnership with AffiliateINSIDER, with AIDP Co-founder Kelly Kehn expressing that affiliates “have a big part to play” in terms of “creating a positive image for the industry”.  Moving into its third year, the AIDP aims to extending reach globally to new sectors of the industry as well as new geographical regions and markets. It is hoped that AffiliateINSIDER will be a ‘key catalyst’ for this growth.Kehn expanded: “Affiliate Marketing and content has always been an integral piece of the puzzle in our industry. Affiliates have a big part to play when it comes to attracting new customers and creating a positive image for the industry. “If we are to continue to push for progress and a more diverse and inclusive industry, we need the support of our best marketing voice. We are very excited to announce this important partnership with AffiliateINSIDER as it’s the right medium to bring this side of the industry on board.” Lee-Ann Johnstone, Founder of AffiliateINSIDER, added: “As a media partner in the igaming industry we have a responsibility to ensure we are supporting diversity in the sector. The Affiliate channel plays a big part of the reputation marketing that is supporting operator growth and player acquisition. “The All-In Diversity Project is a great initiative striving to ensure that businesses do more to be inclusive, to support educational and skills development , and that fits in well with our ethos to promote best practice, knowledge sharing and training in the affiliate community. We’re delighted to have joined as a media partner to support this valuable initiative and help bring diversity to the forefront of affiliate business.” Betsson strengthens diversity commitment with AIDP membership May 7, 2020 Share Submit Payment Expert brings together industry leaders to conclude Digital Summit Payments track April 29, 2020 StumbleUpon SIS joins All-in Diversity ranks January 31, 2020 Related Articleslast_img read more