WHO cites possible family cluster of H5N1 cases in Indonesia

first_imgNov 29, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – The World Health Organization (WHO) today raised the possibility that Indonesia’s latest confirmed case of H5N1 avian influenza was part of a family cluster of three cases.In noting Indonesia’s confirmation of the case in a 16-year-old boy from West Java province, the WHO said he had two brothers who both died recently of an illness that included fever and breathing difficulty. The 16-year-old fell ill with a fever and cough on Nov 6, was hospitalized 10 days later, and is in stable condition, the WHO said.The two brothers, aged 7 and 20, both became ill Nov 3 and died Nov 11, the agency said. Their illness was presumed to be typhoid fever, but no samples were taken before burial, which precluded definitive diagnosis of their cases.The WHO didn’t assess the likelihood that the two deceased brothers had H5N1 or that the virus spread from person to person in the family. The statement said investigators found that chickens in the household had died in the 2 weeks before the deceased brothers got sick, and samples from the birds are being tested.Most human cases of H5N1 have been attributed to exposure to sick poultry. Family clusters of cases raise the possibility of person-to-person transmission of the virus, which could signal an increase in the risk of a pandemic. Researchers reported recently that 15 family clusters occurred in Southeast Asia between January 2004 and July 2005. But only one family cluster, which occurred in Thailand in September 2004, has been classified as a probable result of person-to-person spread.WHO to investigate Chinese casesIn other news, the WHO today confirmed previous reports that it would help investigate two recent human H5N1 cases in China’s Anhui province. WHO experts are part of a team investigating the fatal cases in two women, both farmers, aged 24 and 35.The team is gathering information about how the two women were exposed to the virus. They lived some distance apart, and there is no known link between the cases, the WHO said. China has had three human cases so far.Meanwhile, two new poultry outbreaks of avian flu were reported in China today, one in the northwestern region of Xingiang and one in the central province of Hunan, according to a Reuters report.The WHO statement said China has had 25 poultry outbreaks in nine provinces since mid-October.Outbreaks wane in Thailand and RussiaIn Thailand, the government said only one area is still under an avian flu watch, according to an Agence France-Presse (AFP) report today. The country has had a number of poultry outbreaks and four human cases in recent months.An official named Surapong Suebwonglee told AFP that a site in Nonthaburi province remained under 21-day surveillance for avian flu, “but if nothing goes wrong tomorrow, that will be lifted.”In Russia, the health ministry said only two areas are still affected by avian flu, down from 10 a month ago, according to another AFP report today. The sites are in the Kurgan region, about 1,300 miles southeast of Moscow, and in the Astrakhan region, about 930 miles south of Moscow, on the Caspian Sea.US eases restriction on Canadian poultryThe United States lifted a week-old ban on poultry from British Columbia after concluding that the strain of avian flu found in two ducks on farms east of Vancouver posed no threat to human health, Bloomberg News reported yesterday.The ban will remain in effect for poultry on farms within 3 miles of where the two infected ducks were found, the story said. Dr. Con Kiley of the Canadian Food Inspection Service said the virus found at the first farm was identified as an H5N2 strain, and the same result was expected at the second farm, according to the story. The farms are near Chilliwack.The United States had banned all live poultry and raw poultry products from British Columbia on Nov 21. About 58,000 ducks on the two affected farms were killed as a precaution.See also:Nov 29 WHO statementhttp://www.who.int/csr/don/2005_11_29/en/index.htmllast_img read more

Founder of House & Garden, Bob and Katrina Ferres have put their tropical retreat on the market

first_img14/131 Morala Avenue, Runaway Bay.“We have had the home for a while and the renovation really freshens it up,” Mr Ferres said.“My wife is an interior decorator so she opened it up and made it light and bright.“It is a really relaxing space to be in.”Mr Ferres said he spends most of his time outside in the alfresco area. The pool us surrounded by manicured lawns and tropical gardens. “I like to sit out there and have my coffee,” he said. 14/131 Morala Avenue, Runaway Bay.“I am really proud of my neighbourhood, it’s safe and secure and the reason we are moving is because our neighbours have moved,” he said. “They moved to Montego Hills and it turns out there is a house for sale next door to them.“It is kind of a funny story but we decided to stay neighbours with them and buy there.” The home at 14/131 Morala Ave has an open-plan living area with a modern style. A wine cellar adds a touch of luxury to the design. 14/131 Morala Avenue, Runaway Bay.The home in the Seaquester Quays estate sprawls out on a 980sq m block and includes a 10m private marina berth. The couple said they recently spent more than $250,000 on renovations. “We moved here from the Hunter Valley in 1990 and it was the first place we bought,” Mr Ferres said. 14/131 Morala Avenue, Runaway Bay.HOMEOWNERS Bob and Katrina Ferres are parting ways with their Runaway Bay home after 27 years.The couple, who founded homewares chain House & Garden in 1984, said the five-bedroom home was a perfect fit for their family. 14/131 Morala Avenue, Runaway Bay.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North7 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago“We founded the business in the Hunter Valley and brought it to the Gold Coast.“We haven’t moved since because we just couldn’t think of any place better to live. “The estate has two tennis courts and I get up every morning and go to Southport for a swim.”Mr Ferres said he had been in the estate so long he was the trees user of the body corporate.last_img read more

Alderweireld playing through pain

first_img The Belgium international instead broke a bone in his shoulder – a nasty little injury he somehow managed to play with as Saints drew 2-2 against Tottenham. “I have a small bone that is broken, so normally I couldn’t play but the desire to play was very high,” Alderweireld said. “I went to a specialist and he said ‘nothing can happen, it’s only pain management and how far you can go’. “So I did everything, I played with a lot of pain but, okay, I did my best to play and to help the team. “Everybody wants to play and last week I felt with my shoulder that maybe my season is over. “So, yeah, I am happy that I just broke a bone and not all of my shoulder. The desire to play is very big and I want to help the team, even with pain.” Alderweireld got through the match thanks to a concoction of grit, determination and painkillers. He left the field proud with the performance but frustrated by the result as Saints twice took the lead through Graziano Pelle, only to be pegged back by Erik Lamela and then Nacer Chadli. Press Association Still, just a point separates fifth-place Liverpool, Mauricio Pochettino’s Spurs and Saints in seventh keeping the Europa League battle alive. “It would be very special,” Alderweireld said of reaching that competition. “The desire is big and every week we give 100 per cent to win and to try to achieve that. It will be amazing. “Of course we would rather like to have won, but all gates are open. “We didn’t lose so the next couple of weeks will decide whether we finish seventh or fifth or something. “We will do our best. We are confident because of how we played today and we will see next week.” Southampton continue their top-six push at Sunderland next weekend, while Spurs face the unenviable task of overcoming Manchester City. City have won six of the last seven meetings between the sides scoring 26 goals in the process, so Hugo Lloris could be in for a busy afternoon. “It will be a good game in front of our crowd,” the Tottenham goalkeeper said. “We have one week to prepare it and I think every player wants to be on the pitch because it is exciting to play that kind of game. “Before that, we need to rest a bit and prepare for this game as good as possible. We hope to get a positive result against them.” Lloris knows Spurs will need to produce a better performance than the one at St Mary’s – a game which marked his return from a knee injury. “After one month out, it was a pleasure to come back in the team,” he told Spurs TV “It is a good feeling, a good sensation and I think all of the medical staff and staff made a great job for me to come back as quick as possible. “It is part of football and it was good Michel (Vorm) as well. He was present and did very well for the team, so that means there is a good spirit in the team, especially between the goalkeepers.” Toby Alderweireld played with a broken bone in his shoulder this weekend, such is the defender’s desire to help Southampton achieve European qualification. Many assumed the 26-year-old’s season was over after a bad fall late in the loss at Stoke last week. Alderweireld, too, thought that his campaign was over as he left the field on a stretcher, yet Ronald Koeman’s initial suggestion that he had dislocated his shoulder proved incorrect. last_img read more

ICC World Cup Live Streaming Cricket, PAK VS WI Match 2: Watch West Indies vs Pakistan ICC World Cup Live at Hotstar & Star Sports TV

first_imgNew Delhi: Live Streaming Cricket and Score Updates, Pakistan vs West Indies at Hotstar and Star Sports: West Indies chose to bowl and the pacers put on an impressive show. Sheldon Cottrell got the big wicket of Imam ul Haq but Andre Russell troubled the Pakistan batsmen with his pace and hostility. Oshane Thomas was the star with 4/27 as Pakistan were bundled out for 105, their second-lowest total in World Cup history. In response, Chris Gayle started well but Mohammad Amir took three wickets to keep Pakistan in the hunt. Gayle blasted his 52nd fifty but Nicholas Pooran smashed a quick cameo as West Indies defeated Pakistan by seven wickets to start their World Cup campaign on a high. This was Pakistan’s 11th loss in 12 games. Here are the details of When and Where to watch Pakistan vs West Indies World Cup 2019 live cricket match online and on television. You can watch live Pakistan vs West Indies opening match of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 on Star Sports Network and online on Hotstar. You can get details such as Live Cricket Match Streaming, Hotstar live cricket match today, live cricket score, Star Sports 1 Hindi Live Match, live cricket Pakistan vs West Indies match, World Cup match live today, cricket scorecard and much more. (SCORECARD)World Cup 2019, 2nd match: Pakistan vs West IndiesWhat time does the live coverage of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 clash between Pakistan and West Indies start?The ICC World Cup 2019 opening match between Pakistan and West Indies at Trent Bridge will start at 03:00 PM IST. West Indies have chosen to bowl against Pakistan in Trent Bridge.Where will the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 clash between Pakistan and West Indies be played?The clash between Pakistan and West Indies in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 will be played at Trent Bridge, Nottingham.Where to watch online live streaming of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 game between Pakistan and West Indies?You can watch the live streaming of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 clash between Pakistan and West Indies on Hotstar from 03.00 PM onwards.When is the game between Pakistan and West Indies in ICC Cricket World Cup 2019?The game between Pakistan and West Indies in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 will be played on Friday, May 31. Where can I check the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 clash between Pakistan and West Indies?You can follow Live updates and Live Score on english.newsnationtv.com. You can watch the live cricket match on Hotstar.Where can I watch the  ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 clash between Pakistan vs West Indies?The opening game of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 between Pakistan vs West Indies will be broadcast live on Star Sports 1, Star Sports Select HD. Hindi commentary will be available on Star Sports 1 Hindi.What are the teams for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 clash between Pakistan and West Indies?Pakistan (Playing XI): Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Haris Sohail, Mohammad Hafeez, Sarfaraz Ahmed(w/c), Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad AmirWest Indies (Playing XI): Chris Gayle, Shai Hope(w), Darren Bravo, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran, Andre Russell, Jason Holder(c), Carlos Brathwaite, Ashley Nurse, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

CSA part ways with chief executive ahead of new T20 league

first_imgJOHANNESBURG, South Africa (Reuters) – Cricket South Africa (CSA) have agreed a mutual separation with chief executive officer Haroon Lorgat after a breakdown in his relationship with the organisation’s board, it was announced yesterday.“We recently tried on a few occasions to remedy the situation between Mr Lorgat and the board, but we have not been successful in finding a satisfactory resolution,” said CSA president Chris Nenzani.“The board unanimously felt that it was in the best interest of the organisation that we agreed to a mutual separation agreement with Mr Lorgat.”His departure comes just weeks before the start of South Africa’s new Twenty20 league, the T20 Global League, which Lorgat had been responsible for setting up. It has yet to announce any television deals, reportedly raising the concern of new franchise owners, many of whom also own teams in the Indian Premier League.Lorgat, 57, was previously chief executive of the International Cricket Council (ICC) where he clashed with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).India objected when Cricket South Africa appointed him as their CEO in mid-2013 and have since twice curtailed tours to the country, resulting in significant financial losses to South Africa.“I would like to thank the board for their wholesome support during my time, especially in my early years at CSA. It is most unfortunate that we must part ways in this manner, but it is the best way forward for CSA,” said Lorgat in a statement.CSA vice-president Thabang Moroe will stand in for Lorgat until a successor is found.last_img read more

Heated competition anticipated as race-walkers compete in Anand E.T. Dharry 10k Memorial Race-Walk

first_imgTHE cream of Guyana’s race-walkers as well as a few newcomers to the sport will tomorrow strut around the National Park to contest the Anand E.T. Dharry 10K Memorial Race Walk, beginning at 06:30hrs.The participants will compete for trophies, medals and other incentives which have been donated by E&A Consultants Inc. and other groups.The top three finishers in each category, which includes male and female seniors, juniors, veterans and differently-abled participants, will receive prizes.The late Mr Dharry was an outstanding professional engineer, whose contribution to the drainage and irrigation and sea defence sectors of the country’s agricultural sector was highly appreciated, as well as his commitment to the development of the sport of race-walking.last_img

Real Madrid forwards fully fit ahead of El Clasico

first_img(BBC) – REAL Madrid forwards Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale are both “100%” ready to play in El Clasico against Barcelona after fitness problems, says boss Zinedine Zidane.Fourth-placed Real are 11 points behind unbeaten league leaders Barcelona.Ronaldo worked alone earlier this week, with a calf knock, but trained properly on Friday – while Bale is recovering from a calf problem.“He’s OK. He’s 100%. He’s trained today,” Zidane said of Ronaldo.Bale has not played in La Liga since September, but featured twice off the bench in the recent Club World Cup, which Real won.“I’ll not choose a player because I want him to play in a Clasico,” said Zidane. “I trust my players and they can get injured, but the important thing is that I think he is 100% to play. We’ll see if he plays or not tomorrow.”Barca has not lost a league game this season under coach Ernesto Valverde, who said: “I don’t think we are favourites, the league table has no influence on games like this because of the tension there always is.“Madrid are such a powerful team that they can strike you down even when you’re in your best moment of form. Also, they will be at home.”Zidane does not think a defeat ends his side’s hopes of defending their title: “We have to not think about the difference in points. I don’t think it’s a decisive match in terms of the league.“You have to think positively. We’re very good and better in each area of the field. Even if we lose, the league will not be over.”last_img read more

Shoah Foundation’s film nominated for best short

first_imgThe team interviews Xia Shuqin about her experiences during the Nanjing Massacre in the late 1930s. (Photo courtesy of the Shoah Foundation)The USC Shoah Foundation’s documentary on the 1938 Nanjing Massacre, “A Girl and the Picture,” was nominated for best short film by the International Documentary Association in late October. Directed and produced by Academy Award winner Vanessa Roth and Shoah Foundation Executive Director Stephen Smith, the film follows the life of Xia Shuqin, an 89-year-old survivor, as she describes her story facing the Nanjing Massacre.“‘The Girl and The Picture’ is about the importance of bearing witness,” Smith said in an email to the Daily Trojan. “By focusing on Madame Xia’s relationship with her granddaughter and great grandson, the film underscores the importance of transferring the memory of an atrocity from one generation to another. The film binds their families across cultures and continents and highlights their shared commitment to preserving the memory of what happened.”The film was created over the course of six months and screened at various events, including Tribeca  and American Documentary film festivals. The creators hope that its message will impact international audiences, as they made many edits to the film to ensure its cultural legitimacy and accuracy, according to Roth. “I wanted to make sure that the domestic and international audience felt I was respecting and telling an authentic story,” Roth said. “I [didn’t] want it to feel disingenuous, I want to make sure that they feel proud about the story that they shared with me.”The story is special because it focuses on the specifics of a few characters, Roth said. Instead of integrating Madame Xia’s story into a broader history, Roth felt that the film would be more effective if it related to audiences through an authentic human experience.“My interest in [the film] was in making sure we made a film that was very human and personal to them,” she said. “We wanted to make a film through the lens of individual people … and translate that to being a story about the bigger moments in history.”The international award recognizes world-class non-fiction films and documentaries, and each nominated film expands on the compassion and interconnectedness of the human experience, according to the IDA’s mission statement. “The nomination is a welcome endorsement of our commitment to ensuring that the Nanjing Massacre doesn’t fade from collective memory, or become whitewashed by revisionist narratives,” Rob Kuznia, the Shoah Foundation’s external relations coordinator, said in an email to the Daily Trojan. However, according to Smith, the award does more than just recognize the efforts of the team. It’s also a sign that the international documentary society deemed it an important cultural resource and is encouraging the USC Shoah Foundation to continue its efforts in historical preservation. “We aren’t in this for awards,” Smith said. “We play the long game, and plan to preserve and share the personal stories of Madame Xia and other survivors of the Nanjing Massacre — be it via this film, or through their testimonies — in perpetuity, no matter what.”The award for best short film will be announced Dec. 8.last_img read more

MTN FA Cup returns this weekend

first_imgThe MTN FA Cup returns at all the designated venues across the country this weekend with some exciting fixtures.The competition which enters its Round of 16 stage on Friday, will see the West Africa Football Academy (WAFA) hosting Emmanuel FC in an intriguing tie at the WAFA Park in Sogakope.WAFA ,who are yet to lose at home since returning to the top-flight, are expected to continue their fine form against  Emmanuel FC , who are bankrolled by Nigerian televangelist, Temitope Balogun Joshua.Another high-profile match involves Wa Rockets who will welcome Asokwa Deportivo to the Wa Stadium the same day.On Saturday, Storm Academy host Kumasi Asante Kotoko at the Nkawkaw Park, while giant-killers, FC Samartex 1996, who kicked out Hearts of Oak from the competition play Liberty Professionals at Samreboi.On Sunday, Okwawu United clash with Sekondi Hasaacas at Nkawkaw; Real Tamale United (RTU) host Bechem United at the Tamale Stadium, Wa All Stars welcome Mighty Royals to the Wa Stadium, and Elmina Sharks battle True Democracy at the Nduom Stadium in Elmina. —last_img read more

Japan come from behind twice to draw with Senegal

first_imgJapan and Senegal remain well placed to reach the knockout stage of the World Cup – and a last-16 date with England or Belgium – after an entertaining draw in Ekaterinburg.Sadio Mane put Senegal ahead from close range after an awful mistake by Eiji Kawashima, the ball flying past the Japan keeper after his attempted punched clearance hit the Liverpool forward.Japan were level before half-time through Takashi Inui’s lovely curling finish, before Yuya Osako hit the crossbar.Nineteen-year-old defender Moussa Wague thought he had sealed Senegal’s second straight Group H win with a fine finish from an angle but substitute Keisuke Honda salvaged a point for Japan moments after coming on.Japan and Senegal have four points after two games, while Group H rivals Poland and Colombia are both chasing their first points of the tournament when they meet in Kazan.Despite another point, Senegal will be disappointed they could not follow up their 2-1 win over Poland last week by becoming the first African side to win two group games since Ghana in 2006. But 16 years on from their debut World Cup, the Teranga Lions continue to win new fans in Russia.While Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia are already making plans to return home after failing to secure a point, Senegal can still ensure Africa has at least one representative in the last 16.However, Aliou Cisse will be frustrated his players failed to build on Mane’s opener after Kawashima’s howler.Senegal were well in control but failed to build on their strong start and Inui’s smart finish, after Yuto Nagatomo created the chance, saw Japan draw level with their first shot on target.Even after Wague restored Senegal’s advantage with a sweeping finish, they were unable to see the game out – keeper Khadim N’Diaye’s failed clearance leading to Honda’s equaliser. In 2002, the likes of Henri Camara and El Hadji Diouf helped Senegal reach the quarter-finals under Bruno Metsu. If Senegal’s class of 2018 hope to emulate that achievement they will have to cut out the mistakes.last_img read more