Egypt has 2 more H5N1 cases; Indonesia suspects 3

first_imgMar 27, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – Egypt reported two more human cases of H5N1 avian influenza today, pushing the country’s total to 29, while Indonesia reported three suspected cases, two of them fatal, according to news services.Egyptian officials said the two patients were a 6-year-old girl from the southern province of Qena and a 5-year-old boy from Minya in central Egypt, according to a Reuters report today. They represent the 10th and 11th cases reported this year.Both children tested positive yesterday after being hospitalized with a high fever, and both were in stable condition, Amr Kandeel, head of communicable disease control for the health ministry, told Reuters. He attributed both cases to exposure to dead birds.The two latest cases come 2 days after the announcement of a case in a 3-year-old girl from Aswan in southern Egypt. The World Health Organization (WHO) recognized her case today, saying she remained in stable condition in a hospital.The WHO said the 3-year-old had contact with backyard poultry, and her case was not linked epidemiologically with two other recent cases in Aswan, announced Mar 19 and 20. Those cases involved a 2-year-old boy and a 10-year-old girl.In Indonesia, initial tests indicated H5N1 infection in a 22-year-old female university student who died Mar 24 and a teenage boy who died Mar 25, according to an Agence France-Presse report today, citing a spokeswoman for the government’s avian flu information center. Further test results were awaited.In addition, a 39-year-old man had a positive preliminary test and was being treated in Surabaya, capital of East Java, the story said. But a Jakarta Post report quoted an official with Soetomo state hospital in Surabaya as saying the man’s case was confirmed.The teenage boy was from West Java and the 22-year-old woman from southeastern Sumatra, according to an Australian Broadcasting Corporation report today. The story said state media reported the woman had a large number of cats.By the WHO count, Indonesia has had 81 H5N1 cases with 63 deaths. But since Jan 29, Indonesia has reported at least six cases (besides those reported today) that have not yet been recognized by the WHO; four of those were fatal.See also:Mar 27 WHO statement on 3-year-old patient in Egypt read more

Public calls for the award of CNTB grants will be published in early 2018

first_imgThe 27th session of the CNTB Tourist Board was held today in Zagreb, at which the De minimis Aid Program for the Development of the Tourism Sector for 2018 was adopted, which regulates the conditions, criteria and manner of granting small value aid on the basis of which Croatia will the tourist board to issue public calls for projects of tourism initiatives and products in underdeveloped areas of tourism, to support events and to support programs of destination management companies.The proposal of the Public Invitation for granting aid to tourist boards in underdeveloped tourist areas and the ordinance regulating the general conditions and rules for approving aid to tourist boards in underdeveloped tourist areas of Croatia were also adopted. Director Staničić emphasized the importance of timely announcing public calls for grants. “With the aim of further improving the process of awarding grants, we decided to announce all our public calls in early 2018. We want to give the beneficiaries of our grants enough time to apply, but also to plan and implement activities. I believe that these activities will now be greatly facilitated because the results of the competition will be known earlier than in recent years when they were announced in July.”, Said director Staničić, adding that today the members of the Tourist Council also appointed the commissions of the Croatian Tourist Board for the implementation of public calls for grants in 2018.New CNTB offices in Shanghai and Seoul In addition to the topics related to grants, the members of the Tourist Council also discussed the expansion of the network of the Croatian National Tourist Board in the world and adopted the annual plan for monitoring the work of tourist boards in 2018. The decision on the establishment of two new representative offices and two new branches of the Croatian National Tourist Board abroad was adopted. These are the office of the representative office on the market of the Republic of Korea based in Seoul, which will be formed in cooperation with the Embassy of the Republic of Croatia in Seoul and the office of the representative office on the market of the People’s Republic of China based in Shanghai. . The new branch offices are planned for the Italian market based in Rome and for the US market based in Los Angeles.The importance of a greater presence in these markets was commented by Minister Cappelli, who stressed that the decision to expand the network of offices abroad was made after detailed analysis. “During this year, Croatia achieved significant growth in tourist traffic in many distant markets such as China, India, Australia or the USA. This is the best indicator that we need to consider how to present ourselves even better in these, but also in other markets that have great potential. Next year we will open a representative office in Shanghai, and given the growing openness and interest of Chinese tourists in Croatia and additional promotion, I believe that China will become one of the most important emitting markets for Croatia.”, Said Minister Cappelli.last_img read more

NFL training camp 2019: AFC North preview

first_imgExpect to see that ferocity throughout this season, beginning Week 1 when he finally makes his return to the field.Key injuriesJames Conner, ankle: The Steelers running back broke out last season as he took on a larger role in the absence of Le’Veon Bell during his contract holdout, but an ankle injury limited Conner to just 13 games. With Bell gone, expect Conner’s duties to be expanded as he looks to build on the 973 yards rushing and 12 touchdowns be complied in 2018 — if he can stay healthy.Andy Dalton, thumb: The Bengals quarterback went down with a thumb injury late in the season, landing on injured reserve Nov. 26, but threw for 2,566 yards and 21 touchdowns with 11 interceptions before being sidelined. Pairing his return to the field with A.J. Green’s and Tyler Eifert’s will certainly give Cincinnati the new life it needs as it rebuilds. Here’s the outlook for the AFC North heading into training camp:Team on the riseCleveland Browns Related News The Browns had nowhere to go but up in 2018 after posting a winless record the previous season, but after going 7-8-1 in 2018 they could really take off in 2019.One of the biggest stories this offseason was Cleveland’s acquisition of wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. from the Giants. But the Browns didn’t stop there and made a controversial decision to sign running back Kareem Hunt following his release from the Chiefs after a video surfaced in which he was kicking a woman (he’s suspended eight games to start 2019 for the incident).Among those returning for the Browns after helping turn around the team last season are Baker Mayfield, Jarvis Landry, Antonio Callaway and Nick Chubb, making the Browns not only the most intriguing team in the AFC North but also one of the most interesting ones in the NFL as a whole.Team on the declineCincinnati BenglasIt’s a new era in Cincinnati, which means the Bengals could be looking up from the bottom of the division for a year or two as they find their footing.The team brought in first-time head coach Zac Taylor after parting ways with longtime coach Marvin Lewis, and the 36-year-old will face the tall task of helping the team rebound from its first last-place finish in the division since 2010 after the Browns infamously held the position from 2011-17.However, much of the team’s turnaround will depend on the recovery of its offense after the Bengals lost quarterback Andy Dalton (thumb), wide receiver A.J. Green (toe) and tight end Tyler Eifert (ankle) to injuries last season.Rookies to watchDevin Bush, LB, Steelers: The Steel Curtain has been far from impenetrable since the team lost Ryan Shazier to a spine injury, so Pittsburgh traded up to take the Michigan standout 10th overall and he quickly made an impression on his teammates during OTAs. Bush, who ran a 4.43-second 40-yard dash at the combine, had 172 tackles, 18.5 tackles for losses, 10 sacks and an interception in 32 games in his three seasons with the Wolverines.Marquise Brown, WR, Ravens: The Ravens surprised many taking Brown with the No. 25 pick of the first round. The team doesn’t have the best history drafting receivers, and Lamar Jackson carried much of the offensive load last season as he ranked 30th in rushing yards, joining Cam Newton (49th) as the only quarterbacks in the top 50. Still, Brown proved to be a valuable — and speedy — weapon as Kyler Murray’s top target at Oklahoma, posting 75 catches for 1,318 and 10 touchdowns last season.Player spotlightEarl ThomasAfter spending the first nine seasons of his career in Seattle, Thomas is in for an adjustment in 2019 with the Ravens, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t up for the challenge.A key member of the “Legion of Boom” secondary and Seahawks defense that was among the NFL’s stingiest for most of a decade, Thomas brings a level of intensity, determination and leadership that the Ravens defense has arguably lacked since Hall of Fame safety Ed Reed’s retirement.Imagine what Thomas brings to a defense that ranked first in yards allowed in 2018. His fire was only fueled after he broke his leg last season, and he didn’t hide his middle-finger feelings from the Seahawks. The AFC North has been dominated by the Bengals, Ravens and Steelers for years, but this finally could be the year of the Browns.The division has a new look all around, as the Browns and Ravens made some big offseason signings, the Bengals added a new head coach for the first time in 17 years and the Steelers will prepare to play without their “Killer B” trio. NFL training camp 2019: AFC East previewlast_img read more

Nishikori, Osaka give Japan historic tennis day at US Open

first_imgLATEST STORIES So big, in fact, that she was too nervous to talk to him until recently.Once she did, the 20-year-old Osaka found they had plenty in common. Nishikori, 8 years older, was like a “really big kid” who liked to play video games and have fun like her.“Overall, he’s just really nice and positive and bubbly and stuff,” Osaka said.Only once had Japan had a man and woman reach the quarterfinals of the same major, and Shuzo Matsuoka and Kimiko Date both lost in that round at Wimbledon in 1995.Nishikori and Osaka are looking to keep right on going. Their victories provided a boost to their baseball-crazed country on an otherwise downer of a day with the news that Los Angeles Angels star Shohei Ohtani had new damage in his right elbow and major surgery was been recommended.When Nishikori became the first Asian male to reach a Grand Slam singles final four years ago, hundreds of fans packed into a convention hall to cheer him on at a standing-room-only public viewing event in his hometown of Matsue.Now there might be two such events in Japan this weekend.“Hopefully we do well this week,” Nishikori said. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kei Nishikori, of Japan, celebrates after defeating Marin Cilic, of Croatia, during the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)NEW YORK — Kei Nishikori looked around Arthur Ashe Stadium and noticed the crowd.With Nishikori playing immediately after Naomi Osaka on Wednesday, the U.S. Open became must-see viewing for Japanese tennis fans.ADVERTISEMENT “It’s good to have, you know, home support outside of Japan,” he said. “Yeah, it’s great news we’re both in the semis.”Historic news, actually.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Both players won — Osaka decisively, Nishikori narrowly — to give Japan a men’s and women’s semifinalist at the same Grand Slam tournament for the first time, according to the ATP Tour.Nishikori rallied to beat Marin Cilic 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (5), 4-6, 6-4 in a match that lasted 4 hours, 8 minutes. Osaka routed Lesia Tsurenko 6-1, 6-1 in just 57 minutes, the third time in her five matches in the tournament that she finished in less than an hour. MOST READcenter_img Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew All figured out “I think she can, you know, win a title now, even (a) Grand Slam. So I feel, you know, big chance for her,” Nishikori said.“Also happy for myself, too, being injured last year.”That was a wrist injury that kept him off the tour from late last season until early this year. He started to regain his form in the spring, was back up to the No. 21 seed for his return to Flushing Meadows, and awaits either No. 6 Novak Djokovic or unseeded John Millman on Friday.Meanwhile, Osaka won a Masters title at Indian Wells and with her strong run in New York, where she will next play 2017 U.S. Open runner-up Madison Keys, she has picked up more of a following from the Japanese media — though she believes there’s a different reason for that.“I think it’s because of Kei,” she said, holding her hands apart to show how much bigger Nishikori is in Japan, from where her family moved to New York when she was 3.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

SA marks 2010 World Cup anniversary

first_img10 June 2011 On 11 June, one year after the kick-off of the first ever Fifa World Cup on African soil, South Africa marks the first anniversary of what many have called the best World Cup ever. However, as a result of the death of African National Congress (ANC) stalwart Albertina Sisulu, who will be laid to rest in Soweto on the same day, the 2010 Local Organising Committee (LOC) did not mark the tournament’s success over the weekend. LOC boss Danny Jordaan said: “While we acknowledge and welcome the events and celebrations that will take place throughout the country this weekend, as a mark of respect for the funeral of Ma Albertina Sisulu in Orlando this weekend, the 2010 LOC will host a celebratory event around the 11th of July 2011, a year after the 2010 Fifa World Cup final.” According to Jordaan, as the country marks the one year anniversary of the successful hosting of the 2010 Fifa World Cup, the LOC looks back with pride at the phenomenal achievement. “The 2010 Fifa World Cup was a time when South Africa dispelled doubt in its ability and invited the world to witness the reality, rather than believe the perceptions of what they thought South Africa was really about,” Jordaan said. “Africa’s first Fifa World Cup was Fifa’s best ever, its most commercially successful ever, and arguably its most socially important ever, set as it was in a developing country and continent with so much to prove. “As we reflect, we do so with great pride in what was achieved by all South Africans, at the legacy of world-class sporting infrastructure, improved transport and road networks, but most importantly at the social cohesion the event generated and the pride felt by South Africans and all Africans as we successfully hosted the biggest event in world sport.” Jordaan said that while the nation was conscious that the Fifa World Cup was about building a better future for South Africa and showcasing South Africa’s best attributes on a global stage, it was also about acknowledging the country’s past and paying tribute to icons who enabled us to create a country that could even dream of hosting a Fifa World Cup. “Without icons such as Walter Sisulu, Ma Albertina Sisulu, Nelson Mandela, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Govan Mbeki, Oliver Tambo and an endless list of people who dedicated their lives for the achievement of a democratic South Africa, an achievement such as a successful Fifa World Cup would simply never have been possible,” he said. A match between reigning European and world champions Spain and an Africa XI is scheduled to be played at Soccer City on 10 July, in honour of football supporters and the organisers of the tournament. Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Hog farm ruling sets “despicable” precedent for agriculture

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest In late April a federal jury, after less than two days of deliberation, found in favor of 10 neighbors of an eastern North Carolina hog farm, awarding them $750,000 in compensatory damages and $50 million in punitive damages over complaints of odor and noise from the farm.The jury unanimously agreed that Murphy-Brown, which owns the hogs at Kinlaw Farms in Bladen County, “substantially and unreasonably interfered with the plaintiff’s use and enjoyment of their property.” Murphy-Brown, the hog production subsidiary of Smithfield Foods, will appeal the court verdict against one of its contract pork producers to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, which is based in Richmond, Va.The National Pork Producers Council closely monitored the case and called the nuisance lawsuit “frivolous” and an “unwarranted attack on livestock agriculture.” NPPC pointed out that Smithfield operated in compliance with federal and state laws, including applicable occupational health and safety rules. The case was the first of several nuisance lawsuits brought by North Carolina residents against hog operations in the state with at least six more trials scheduled through this fall.This first case was being closely watched nationally by agriculture, environmental groups and animal rights groups and it sets a precedent that could have ripple effects throughout production agriculture. Smithfield thinks the result would have been different if the jury could have actually visited the farm and learned more about odor monitoring being conducted.“The recent jury verdict in a nuisance lawsuit involving a Murphy-Brown contract hog farm is deeply troubling,” said Zippy Duvall, president of the American Farm Bureau Federation. “Before a jury can award millions of dollars in damages for so-called nuisance odors from a farm, that jury should at least be allowed to visit the farm and hear evidence about actual odor measurements at the farm. It is worrisome that a misled jury has set a dangerous precedent that will motivate more greed-driven lawsuits against more farmers. We are hopeful this verdict will be overturned on appeal.”In a statement issued by the American Farm Bureau Federation, National Pork Producers Council, National Turkey Federation and the North American Meat Institute, the groups expressed their concerns.“The recent jury verdict against a North Carolina hog farm is a blatant assault on animal agriculture and on rural America. If replicated, it will raise the price of food for consumers. It also will adversely affect farmers at a time when they are adopting innovation and technology to increase sustainability. It also set a dangerous precedent that already is being used in other cases,” the statement said. “The U.S. animal agriculture industry agrees with Agriculture Secretary Perdue’s characterization of the verdict as ‘despicable’ and with his opinion that it should be overturned. This miscarriage of justice must be rectified to ensure that the anti-agriculture advocates can’t continue to attack America’s farmers and ranchers.“Farmers and ranchers are among the best stewards of the environment and strive to be good neighbors. They shouldn’t be hauled into court for trying to do the right thing on their farms every day.”last_img read more

Do You Speak Global Innovation?

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… We at ReadWriteWeb believe that innovation is a global business (as we noted in an earlier post on the Global Innovation Graph). The “death of distance” – the notion that the Internet makes location irrelevant – may be an exaggeration. Face to face always matters, and that will happen where hubs of expertise and capital emerge. Silicon Valley will likely remain the uber-hub for a long time. But the Internet does dramatically make it possible for an entrepreneur to start from anywhere and assemble a dream team of experts, partners, and customers from anywhere else. Innovation is not just a Valley story or a US story: it is a global story. And we want to write more about this exciting story. In this post, we’ll tell you a bit about how we are starting to do that.Language MattersEnglish is the de facto lingua franca of global business (pardon the Latin). If you want to do business globally, you have to be able to speak and write English. But most of the world’s conversations occur in other languages. We want ReadWriteWeb to be a venue for conversations about innovation not just in English but in all major languages. We want to hear stories about innovation in those languages by people who live and work in those countries. We also want some of those stories to be translated back into English for a global audience – English serving as the hub, as it were.Our Trailblazing Site in France bernard lunn ReadWriteWeb France is blazing a trail that we want to follow into other countries. Web innovators in France can now read a selection of posts from ReadWriteWeb in French. Fabrice Epelboin and his team translate ReadWriteWeb posts into French, localize the stories, adding bits that make them relevant to France, and create new stories specific to France. Some of these stories are clearly important to readers outside of France, and we will be bringing these to our global audience. One example is Fabrice’s crusade against the Hadopi law. The law is specific to France, but the issues are global, and other governments are working on similar issues that could have alarming outcomes. We hope that ReadWriteWeb becomes both a local and global voice on issues such as this.5 Other Country Versions in the PipelineVersions of ReadWriteWeb are currently being created for:ChinaKoreaSpainHollandBrazilIn each country, we are working with an entrepreneur who is passionate about Web technology.These countries are all large economies. We already know how many people from these countries read our content in English. Many more will read and engage if the content is in their local language.Engagement is critical. Reading is easier than writing. Many people are comfortable reading a post in a foreign language: even if they don’t understand everything, they at least get critical information that is not available in their native language. But writing a comment and engaging in a conversation is much harder in a foreign language.Why We Naturally Take a Global ViewMany people assume, looking at our content, that ReadWriteWeb is based in Silicon Valley. We are not. We do have writers in the Valley, and we congregate there frequently for major events. But ReadWriteWeb’s founder and editor, Richard MacManus, is based in New Zealand. Our COO, Bernard Lunn, is based in New York but is a Brit who was born in Berlin and has lived and worked all around the world. We are a networked business, with no single location, using the online tools that we write about to run our business. So viewing anywhere in the world as a good place to report from and not regarding any place as “foreign” comes natural to us. Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#news#web last_img read more

25 days agoEmery demands more from Arsenal players after Man Utd draw

first_imgEmery demands more from Arsenal players after Man Utd drawby Freddie Taylor25 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveUnai Emery is demanding more from his Arsenal players after Monday’s draw with Manchester United.The Gunners are fourth on the table after seven games, seven points behind leaders Liverpool.He told Sky Sports: “I want more – more in the result and in the performance but we are progressing. We were competitive but we can do better. We can control moments with the ball better and take more chances in the box.”We have young players who can take confidence. Bukayo [Saka] is progressing well but we need other players too. This is not the best in terms of points but one point can be good if we win next Sunday against Bournemouth.”We are very happy with him [Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang] and he is with his goal. We need more players with the ability to score.”I think Bukayo is getting good performances for us. We are having to play on Thursday and then on Sunday. You have seen the players being competitive.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

9 days agoDier flips Tottenham crisis fears: Look how far we’ve come!

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Dier flips Tottenham crisis fears: Look how far we’ve come!by Freddie Taylor9 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveEric Dier says crisis talks around Tottenham show how far the club have come.Spurs have won just three out of 11 games this season, conceding 10 goals in their last two outings. And Dier says the hysterical response to their poor form is indicative of the club’s status in the Premier League.”The main thing is we’ve been working all together – okay, some people have gone, some people have come in – but working all together over the last five years to get to the point where this is the conversation when you lose two games on the trot,” the 25-year-old told his club’s official website.”We’ve wanted to get to the point where we are considered a team that if you lose two games like that, you come in for a lot of criticism. Now, we have to embrace the situation.”We’ve got to this point and now we need to… as I said to the press after the Brighton game, we can’t back down, we need to push forward, push through it, fight through it, everyone together.” last_img read more

Video: Dabo Swinney Led The Clemson Cadence At Country Star Lee Brice’s Concert Last Night

first_imgDabo Swinney Clemson CadenceDabo Swinney Clemson CadenceYesterday was a pretty big day at Clemson. The Tigers had their annual spring game in the afternoon, and at night, country music star and Clemson alum Lee Brice played a show at Littlejohn Coliseum.Before Brice’s music career took off, he was a long snapper for the Tigers, so of course he’s a huge Clemson football fan. At his show last night, Brice had CU head coach Dabo Swinney join him on-stage and lead the crowd in the Clemson cadence count.Here’s some video of the moment:Dabo leading the way before lee brice last night!!! Awesome day in tiger town!!! @ClemsonTom #TigerNation #GoTigers— Bo Cooley (@BCool32) April 12, 2015Swinney also found time to take a selfie with a fan. Seems like he had a fun night.Selfie with the Head Coach of the Tigers ole Dabo at the @leebrice #HappyMan— Gage Lawson (@GageLawson15) April 12, 2015last_img read more