Human H5N1 cases reported in Laos, Egypt, China

first_imgFeb 28, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – The World Health Organization (WHO) yesterday confirmed Laos’ first human case of H5N1 avian influenza, involving a 15-year-old girl from Vientiane, and Egypt and China also have reported new cases.The Laotian girl fell ill Feb 10 and was hospitalized in Vientiane with fever and respiratory symptoms on Feb 15, the WHO said. She was transferred 2 days later to a public hospital in Nongkhai, Thailand, where she was in stable condition.Last week officials from Thailand, Laos, and the WHO investigated the girl’s village and districts where poultry had died, the WHO report said. The patient’s close contacts were being monitored daily, and adults have been given oseltamivir; all remained healthy, the agency said.Samples obtained by Lao epidemiologists and Thai clinicians were submitted to the National Institute of Health in Thailand, where they tested positive for H5N1 avian influenza, the WHO said. The country has reported sporadic bird outbreaks since 2004; the most recent one involved ducks at two locations in Vientiane prefecture.Elsewhere, Egypt’s health ministry announced yesterday that a 4-year-old girl from the Nile delta province of Daqahliya, about 75 miles northeast of Cairo, had tested positive for H5N1 avian flu, the Associated Press (AP) reported today.Health ministry spokesman Abdul Rahman Shahin said the girl was in stable condition in a Cairo hospital, where she was admitted yesterday with fever and tested positive for the H5N1 virus, the AP reported. If her case is confirmed by the WHO, she will be listed as Egypt’s 23rd case-patient and the country’s fifth patient this year.Two days ago, Egyptian officials denied a report from the Middle East News Agency (MENA), the country’s state news agency, that a 31-year-old woman from the Nile Delta town of Beheira had tested positive for avian flu. The denial was reported Feb 26 by Reuters.Amr Qandil, director of communicable diseases at Egypt’s health ministry, told Reuters the report wasn’t true. “I do not know where they got this information,” he said.The MENA report said the woman, who raised chickens at home, was hospitalized in Damanhour, but was transferred to a hospital in Alexandria when her condition deteriorated, according to Reuters.In China today, officials confirmed that a 44-year-old woman, a farmer from Fujian province, tested positive for avian flu, Agence France-Presse (AFP) reported. According to a report released by China’s Department of Health to Hong Kong’s Government Information Service, the woman developed fever and a cough 10 days ago, AFP reported. Tests conducted by the China Centre for Disease Control and Prevention were positive for the H5N1 virus.The woman’s case is China’s first in 7 weeks and will raise the country’s official count to 23 if confirmed by the WHO.In other avian flu news, Myanmar reported that the H5N1 virus killed poultry at a farm about 5 miles from Rangoon, the country’s largest city, according to a report submitted to the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) today.The outbreak began 2 days ago, killing 68 of 1,360 layer chickens, ducks, and pullets, and officials attributed the outbreak to poor biosecurity on the farm, the report said. The remaining birds were destroyed, and authorities instituted several control measures including limiting poultry movement within the country, screening poultry, and disinfecting the affected area.Myanmar’s last poultry outbreak was reported in April 2006.See also:Feb 27 WHO statementOIE reports on Myanmar outbreaklast_img read more

Lucas Torreira not pushing for transfer move away from Arsenal

first_imgArsenal want to keep hold of Torreira (Picture: Getty)Milan though are set to push ahead with plans to test Arsenal’s resolve and are planning to lodge another offer.AdvertisementAdvertisementGiampaolo has identified Torreira as his top target this summer, but Arsenal are unlikely to entertain any offer that doesn’t significantly improve on the £25million figure they forked out for the Uruguayan last year.Unai Emery is facing a difficult summer with a transfer budget of just £45m at his disposal. Coral BarryTuesday 25 Jun 2019 5:53 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link325Shares Torreira is wanted by AC Milan (Picture: Reuters)Lucas Torreira is not agitating for a move away from Arsenal this summer, reports say.AC Milan want to bring Torreira back to Italy after just a season with Arsenal and have already made one offer for the midfielder.Reports in Italy claim Torreira is desperate to return to Serie A to play under his former Sampdoria coach, Marco Giampaolo.But the Telegraph claim Torreira is not seeking a switch and is happy in London with Arsenal, branding reports he is struggling to adjust to the English weather as ‘nonsense’.ADVERTISEMENT Comment Lucas Torreira not pushing for transfer move away from Arsenalcenter_img AC Milan are set to make an offer for Torreira (Picture: Getty)The Spaniard is planning to offload players to raise further funds and a big offer for Torreira might convince Arsenal to sell and reinvest the money in new signings.But Torreira was one of Emery’s first signings at the Emirates and the 23-year-old was an immediate hit with Arsenal fans.Torreira is currently on international duty with Uruguay’s at the Copa America and is due to return late to pre-season after taking part in the tournament.MORE: Arsenal submit £27m to sign William Saliba but agree to loan him back to Saint-EtienneMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Want a luxury car or a luxury holiday? Doing this simple thing could get you one

first_imgFancy a luxury car? Maybe you should refinance your mortgage.DOING this one simple thing can put you on the path to saving thousands and spending your money on something you really need – like perhaps a luxury car or a luxury holiday!The experts have crunched the figures and refinancing your mortgage to a lower interest rate, could potentially keep an extra $100,000 in your pocket over of the loan.More from newsNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Parks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus20 hours agoResearch by finder.com.au revealed nearly a third of Australian households and 35,000 Queensland households were suffering from mortgage stress.Despite this only 4 per cent of Queenslanders refinanced their mortgage last year.Not refinancing means that many homeowners could be losing out big time over the life of their loan.According to finder with an average Queensland loan size of $333,600 with an average variable rate of 4.95 per cent – a 50 basis point discount would pocket you $36,090 over the life of the loan, or $100 per month.If an owner was able to secure at 3.44 per cent that would equate to spending $105,766 less over the life of a loan.And don’t think you can’t find a rate that low – it’s on offer through Reduce Home loans for those who participate in Finder’s three day savings event which starts today.last_img read more

Forestdale property sells for $830k as acreage close to city increases in demand

first_imgMore from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus15 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market15 hours agoThe kitchen is spacious and modern.According to CoreLogic data, the median house sale price for Forestdale was $787,500.This price was an increase of 4.3 per cent in the 12 months to September, and a 20.2 per cent rise in the past five years. The entertainment area looking over the pool.“They loved the modern feel and size of the home, the size of the land and basically everything that it had to offer,” Mr Aston said. The bedrooms is large.“The reason why it’s higher in demand is it’s the closest acreage to the city, and it can’t be subdivided at the present time,” he said.“It has minimum acre lots with roughly 800 homes in the suburb and that should remain the same for some time to come.“There are heaps of buyers looking and not enough stock.” The living area is open plan and flows outside.Mr Aston said about 30 groups viewed the property, with four written offers received, and said the area had been proving popular lately.center_img The house at 19 Sienko St, Forestdale, sold for $830,000.THIS Logan house recently sold for $42,500 more than its suburb median house sale price.The Forestdale property is on a 5006sq m block, and has all of its living across a single level.All Properties Group agent Jay Aston said the 19 Sienko St property was bought by a family for $830,000. The new owners will enjoy plunging into this over summer.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:51Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:51 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p432p432p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenStarting your hunt for a dream home00:51last_img read more

4 rape suspects killed in India

first_imgBENGALURU – Indian police shot deadfour men on Friday who were suspected of raping and killing a 27-year-oldveterinarian in the city of Hyderabad, police said.   “In the morning, at around 6-6.30, ourpersons have come to reconstruct the scene of crime and the accused have triedto snatch their weapons, and there was a cross-fire. In this, all the fouraccused have died. Two policemen have been injured,” Reddy said. No details were immediately availableabout how many police had escorted the four accused.(Reuters) Still frame taken from Dec. 6 video shows Cyberabad Police Commissioner V.C. Sajjanar and other police officers arriving at a spot where police shot dead four men suspected of raping a veterinary doctor, in Hyderabad, Telangana, India. ANI/VIA REUTERS TV The men had been in police custody andwere shot near the scene of last week’s crime, said N Prakash Reddy, a deputycommissioner of police in Shamshabad.last_img read more

Logue finds answers, $2,500 feature win at Hancock County’s SportMod Nationals

first_img“I thought ‘Holy cow, we’re going to win this thing.’ I just made sure I hit my marks on the last lap.”  “My car was very, very good,” said Logue, whose one previous victory this year had also been at Britt, on June 7. “It seems like we’ve been on the trouble bus with it all season. To be able to run as well as we did made it a fun night.” He found them Tuesday night at Hancock County Speedway’s MaxYield Seed SportMod Nationals.  Logue won his heat, the dash and the Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod main event, earning $2,700 in all for his efforts. Johnathon Logue won the IMCA MaxYield Seed SportMod Nationals for a second time on June 25, earning $2,500 for the main event victory. (Photo by Emily Campbell) Austin Wolf was the IMCA Modified winner. Kelly Shryock paced the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Drew Barglof won the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock main.  “So many good drivers come to this event every year. I’ve always loved coming up here,” said Logue, also the SportMod Nationals winner in 2016. “The amount of talent in this division is unbelievable.” After cautions on laps two and four, the rest of the 30-lap feature ran green. Logue’s lead was scored at two seconds with five laps left and at just more than a second and a half at the finish.center_img “Jared (Boumeester) challenged on lap 10 and that told me I’d better step up my game,” Logue said. “I wasn’t sure who was moving through the field but the laps really clicked off. It felt like we got to halfway, then I was taking the white flag.” Logue pocketed $200 for winning the DeKalb Asgrow dash, earning the pole start in the main event as well. The MaxYield Seed SportMod Nationals had been postponed a week because of inclement weather.  Jamie Anderson started last in the field of 24, finished 12th and earned the $100 LG Seeds hard charger award,  BRITT, Iowa (June 25) – One win in his first 19 starts of the season had Johnathon Logue looking for answers.  Brayton Carter, Jared Boumeester, Jake McBirnie and Jim Chisholm completed the top five across the stripe in the $2,500 to win feature. Forty-seven drivers from five states were entered. Feature results – 1. Johnathon Logue; 2. Brayton Carter; 3. Jared Boumeester; 4. Jake McBirnie; 5. Jim Chisholm; 6. Doug Smith; 7. Colby Fett; 8. Cody Thompson; 9. Nate Whitehurst; 10. George Nordman; 11. Doug Cook; 12. Jamie Anderson; 13. Josh Appel; 14. Dallas Nutt; 15. Jake Sachau; 16. Cam Reimers; 17. Alec Fett; 18. Carter VanDenBerg; 19. Matt Looft; 20. Jeff Carter; 21. Mathew Hanson; 22. Ronald Hults; 23. Carter Shumski; 24. Dakota Sproul.last_img read more

Esepo delighted at winning best boxer prize at GOtv Boxing Night 20

first_imgRelatedPosts GOtv Boxing Night 20: Ehwarieme eyes world title Ehwariemi wins WBF title as Agbaje emerges best boxer at GOtv Boxing Night 20 GOtv Boxing Night 20 holds today Taiwo “Esepo” Agbaje, the national featherweight champion, has expressed delight at winning the Mojisola Ogunsanya Memorial Trophy for the best boxer at GOtv Boxing Night 20 on Saturday at the Tafawa Balewa Square, Lagos. Agbaje claimed the cash prize of N1 million attached to the trophy after knocking out Olusegun “Embargo” Moses in the fourth round of a featherweight challenge duel. Saturday’s win was the third time Agbaje has won the award. He previously won at GOtv Boxing Night 17 and 19. Speaking in an interview on Monday, Agbaje said he is thrilled to win the award again. “I’m very happy to win the Mojisola Ogunsanya Memorial Trophy for the third time. When I enter the ring to fight, my main focus is just to knock out my opponent and secure a win. But to be considered as the best boxer by the journalists twice in a row and claiming the award three times overall still feels like a dream. I’m very excited and I dedicate this award to my ever-supportive fans,” Agbaje said. He, however, said his attention has now shifted to becoming the West African Boxing Union featherweight champion. “I’m the national champion, so my aim now is to become the WABU featherweight champion. I’ll continue to work hard to ensure I remain at my peak in order to not just be in contention and win the title, but to ensure that I’m the best boxer in my weight division on the African continent,” he said. Eight other bouts were held at the event, including the World Boxing Federation Intercontinental heavyweight title bout in which Nigeria’s Onoriode “Godzilla” Ehwariemi emerged as the champion after he knocked out his Argentine opponent, Ariel “Chiquito” Baracamonte, in the first round. Rilwan “Real One” Oladosu of Nigeria retained his West African Boxing Union title after he defeated Eric Quarm of Ghana in a lightweight title contest, Nigeria’s Rilwan “Baby Face” Babatunde defeated Sanitor Agbenyo of Ghana to retain his WABU welterweight title, Segun “Success” Olanrewaju knocked out reigning national champion, Adewale “Masevex” Masebinu, in a national light heavyweight challenge duel, and Sikiru “Omo Iya Eleja” Shogbesan defeated his more experienced opponent, Ridwan “Scorpion” Oyekola, via a split decision in a national super featherweight challenge duel. Opeyemi “Sense” Adeyemi knocked out Ajibola “Jah” Adeniran, in the second round of their national super bantamweight challenge contest, Alaba “Eylbow” Omotola won Bolaji “Fight to Finish” Abdullahi in a national lightweight challenge contest, while Cynthia “Omo Bobby” Ogunsemilore won the all-female clash as she defeated Aminat “Smart” Yekini in a national super featherweight challenge duel.Tags: GOtv Boxing Night 20Mojisola Ogunsanya Memorial TrophyTaiwo “Esepo” Agbajelast_img read more

Saints down inconsistent Reds

first_img After earlier attempts by Rodriguez and Gaston Ramirez, the pair combined brilliantly to set-up the opening goal in the sixth minute. Ramirez floated a weighted cross to the back post to Rodriguez, who nodded across the face of goal for Schneiderlin to direct past Brad Jones. It was quite a start by Saints and they could – and probably should – have doubled their lead in the 10th minute. Ramirez put Saints talisman Lambert through on goal but he could not find a way past Jones. Aside from an offside Daniel Sturridge effort two minutes in, Rodgers’ side had little to show for their efforts as Saints’ defence dominated. Liverpool will have been relieved to see the impressive Jos Hooiveld limp off, with Jose Fonte coming on in his place after 30 minutes. However, their task was made all the more difficult three minutes later when Southampton netted a fortuitous second. After Martin Skrtel was adjudged to have fouled Lambert, the Saints striker stepped up to hit the 25-yard free-kick that wrong footed goalkeeper Jones after taking a deflection off Sturridge. It was Liverpool that ended the half on top, though. After Artur Boruc denied Coutinho on a one-on-one, the Brazilian beat the Saints goalkeeper. Steven Gerrard headed across goal to Sturridge, whose blocked shot was slotted home by the former Inter Milan man. Southampton were, in truth, feeding off scraps in the second half but got the goal they desired, thanks to fine work by Rodriguez. The former Burnley striker burst through own goal, brilliantly drove past Skrtel and tucked home after Jones stopped his initial effort. Morgan Schneiderlin and Rickie Lambert fired Saints into a two-goal lead but Philippe Coutinho, a reported January target for the hosts, reduced the deficit in first-half stoppage time. Brendan Rodgers’ side pushed hard for a leveller but Rodriguez made sure of the three points with 10 minutes remaining, putting Saints seven points clear of the drop zone in front of a record Premier League crowd at St Mary’s of 32,070. Press Associationcenter_img Jay Rodriguez inspired relegation-threatened Southampton to what could prove to be a vital 3-1 victory against Liverpool in the Barclays Premier League.last_img read more

Everton frustrate Gunners

first_img Arsenal’s best chances fell to Olivier Giroud, but the France striker failed to test Tim Howard and the hosts had to be content with a point which sees them move two clear of their London rivals below them, but having played more matches. It was a lively start by Everton and after six minutes, Steven Pienaar was played into the right side of the Arsenal penalty area by Seamus Coleman, but lifted his shot over both goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny and also the crossbar. Chances were few and far between, as Victor Anichebe squirmed a shot away in the Arsenal six-yard box, which hit a defender and then Szczesny’s legs before being gathered. On 41 minutes, Giroud should have put Arsenal ahead when Aaron Ramsey got away down the right and swept the ball back through the penalty area, where the French striker arrived at pace ahead of goalkeeper Howard – but stabbed the ball wide. Santi Cazorla’s angled shot was blocked as the Gunners finished the half strongly. The Spaniard tested Howard again following the restart with a rasping half-volley as Arsenal looked to break down the stubborn visitors. Everton, though, refused to lie down and were awarded a free-kick just outside the penalty arc in a central position when former Toffees midfielder Mikel Arteta tripped Pienaar – but Leighton Baines fired it into the wall. Ross Barkley was inches away from slotting Everton ahead with a curling effort after sidestepping a couple of challenges on the edge of the Arsenal penalty area. Giroud then showed good footwork to fashion a shooting chance from a tight angle, but blasted over. Arsenal were left frustrated as Everton battled to a 0-0 draw in their Barclays Premier League clash at the Emirates Stadium. The Gunners had won four league games in succession to move above both Tottenham and Chelsea in the race for Champions League qualification. However, despite plenty of endeavour, Arsene Wenger’s men were unable to breakdown a determined Everton side, who utilised all their physical qualities if not collecting the win they probably needed to harbour any real hopes of getting into the top four. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

City boss confident of title charge

first_img The 61-year-old Chilean will see out the final year of his contract after holding talks with chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak on Sunday amid speculation that his reign was about to draw to a close. However, with City rumoured to be ready to make a bid to bring Guardiola to the Etihad Stadium when his contract at Bayern Munich expires next summer, he may have his work cut out to win a fresh deal. To that end, Pellegrini, who is currently with his players on the club’s North American tour, is targeting a second title in three seasons to enhance his credentials. He told the Manchester Evening News: “I am sure we are going to return stronger next season that we are going to recover the title for the Etihad. “The same way that our stadium is growing with the new stand, I think the club completely will grow. “There are a lot of important things in our project that we must try to improve every year. “I always have communication every week with the owners. I know exactly what they think – they know what I think also. “Every day, we are talking also with [technical director] Txiki Begiristain and [chief executive] Ferran Soriano – so we will see which is the best way to try to improve our squad and try to recover the title.” City finished a distant second to champions Chelsea this time around with eight points separating the clubs, although they ended the campaign four ahead of third-placed Arsenal and nine better off than derby rivals Manchester United in fourth. Press Associationcenter_img Manuel Pellegrini is confident Manchester City will make a concerted challenge for next season’s Barclays Premier League title as he attempts to fend off Pep Guardiola. last_img read more