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Supari denies H5N1 caused girl’s death

first_imgNov 13, 2008 (CIDRAP News) – Indonesian Health Minister Siti Fadilah Supari today denied reports that a 15-year-old girl who recently died had H5N1 avian influenza.News services—citing one of the girl’s doctors and a local health official—reported yesterday that tests from two laboratories showed that the girl from central Java, who died Nov 7, had the virus. If the reports are correct and the World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes her infection, her illness will be listed as Indonesia’s 138th H5N1 case and 113th death.However, Supari said today that two laboratory tests came back negative, according to reports from Agence France-Presse and Xinhua, China’s state news agency. “Both of the laboratory tests showed that she was negative of bird flu, so the total death toll (of bird flu) remains 112,” she told Xinhua.The girl reportedly lived near a poultry slaughterhouse.News about human H5N1 infections in Indonesia since June has been difficult to evaluate, because the health ministry said then it would no longer promptly report H5N1 cases, instead giving only periodic updates. Some health officials have said the lack of prompt reporting will hamper efforts to monitor the world’s pandemic risk level.In other developments, 17 people from Sudiang subdistrict in Indonesia’s South Sulawesi province have been hospitalized in Makassar for symptoms that resemble avian influenza, the Jakarta Post reported today. Thirteen of the patients are children.Andi Kurina Bintang told the Post that the patients had high fever, coughing, and breathing difficulty. “Rapid tests showed they may be infected with H5N1 avian influenza virus, but we are waiting for blood test results to come back from the Hasanuddin University lab,” she said.She said 31 chickens had died in the subdistrict the week before three toddlers became ill, according to the Post report.Sulistiawati, a livestock official in Makassar, told the Post that rapid tests on several of the chickens were positive for the virus.See also:Nov 12 CIDRAP News story “Indonesian sources say teen died of H5N1 infection”last_img read more

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Davies calls on US architect to beef up bid in dock fight

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The two reasons Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is stalling over signing a new Arsenal contract

first_imgThe two reasons Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is stalling over signing a new Arsenal contract Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 25 Feb 2020 2:28 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2kShares Arsenal next 5 fixtures Feb 27 – Olympiacos (h), Europa LeagueMar 2 – Portsmouth (a), FA CupMar 7 – West Ham (h) Premier LeagueMar 14 – Brighton (a) Premier LeagueMar 22- Southampton (a) Premier League Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has less than 18 months remaining on his Arsenal contract (Picture: Getty)Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is yet to rule out the possibility of signing a contract extension at Arsenal but talks have not progressed since the most recent round of negotiations.The club captain scored twice in Sunday’s 3-2 win over Everton and drew level with Jamie Vardy in the race for the Premier League Golden Boot with the pair now tied on 17 goals.Aubameyang’s ever-growing importance was highlighted by manager Mikel Arteta following a third victory in the space of a week with the Spaniard still hopeful he can convince the Gabon international to commit his future to Arsenal.He said: ‘He’s our most important player. Stats wise there’s no question about the impact that he has on this team.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘So as much as I can and the club can we will try to convince him to stay with us.’ MORE: Charlie Nicholas tells Mikel Arteta to drop Arsenal record signing Nicolas Pepe for Gabriel MartinelliMORE: Ian Wright hails Mikel Arteta for resurrecting Shkodran Mustafi’s Arsenal career Advertisement Mikel Arteta hopes he can convince Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to remain at Arsenal (Picture: Getty)The former Borussia Dortmund star has 18 months remaining on his current deal and is reportedly a target for both Barcelona and Inter Milan.According to Le10 Sport, Aubameyang last spoke with the Arsenal hierarchy last Autumn prior to Arteta’s appointment.The 30-year-old was reportedly reluctant to sign an extension at that juncture given his desire to play in the Champions League, while he was also said to harbour doubts over Arsenal’s transfer policy and desire to strengthen the squad.Arteta subsequently was only able to bring in Pablo Mari and Cedric Soares on loan in January but both are still to make their debuts.Arsenal’s performances, meanwhile, have undoubtedly improved under their new head coach and results are starting to follow, but they still remain seven points adrift of Chelsea in fourth place with 11 games of the Premier League campaign remaining. Advertisement Commentlast_img read more

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Bats Europe launches Brexit indices

first_imgStock exchange Bats Europe has launched two benchmark indices designed to reflect the impact of Brexit on UK companies.They were created by splitting the Bats UK 100 Index, which tracks the top 100 UK-listed companies based on market capitalisation, into two groups. The first lists the 50 companies that derive the largest portions of their revenues from the UK, and the second lists the 50 companies that have the least revenue exposure to the UK.They form the “Bats Brexit High 50” and “Bats Brexit Low 50” indices.By facilitating an analysis of the difference in performance between those two groups of companies, the indices “are designed to act as barometers for assessing how Brexit is impacting UK companies”, according to Bats. Mark Hemsley, president of Europe for CBOE, which recently acquired Bats, said: “The UK’s triggering of Article 50 is expected to lead to fundamental changes in the way businesses and capital markets behave prior to and subsequent to the UK’s separation from the European Union.“We are pleased to provide the marketplace with benchmark indices that are designed to gauge investor sentiment towards UK companies during this critical time.”Bats said that since the UK EU referendum in June, the Bats 100 UK Index is up over 16% in price performance. The Bats Brexit High 50 Index is nearly flat, up just 0.8%, and the Bats Brexit Low 50 Index is up over 23%.Bats is providing the indices free of charge.last_img read more

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Curbishley and Wilkins leave Fulham

Alan Curbishley and Ray Wilkins have left Fulham with immediate effect – but head coach Rene Meulensteen still remains under contract, Press Association Sport understands. “Yeah, I am sure I can [keep Fulham up] because I have done it sometimes before in Germany,” Magath said. “I have taken over clubs in a similar situation to Fulham and I am very confident I can do it once more here in England with Fulham. “I think 12 games are enough to keep them in the Premier League and we need confidence now. We need spirit and we will start next Saturday at West Bromwich. “If the players, the staff and fans will support us 100 per cent and the players give 100 per cent in the next days, I am sure we have the potential to avoid relegation.” Magath took his first training session at the club’s Motspur Park training ground on Monday and was pleasantly “surprised” by the qualities his new side possess. “I know not only the German players, but the international players very well,” said the 60-year-old, who has previously worked with Lewis Holtby, Sascha Riether and Ashkan Dejagah. “I would think that we would have a team that has more potential than what we have shown. “I am sure that we will do that in the next games, show our fans, who I hope will support us in our most important game next weekend against West Bromwich, that we can do better than our last games.” However, the same cannot be said for first-team technical director Curbishley and assistant manager Wilkins, who are understood to have left the club following talks with Magath. Curbishley, 56, was brought in to work alongside Meulensteen on Christmas Eve, while 57-year-old Wilkins joined the coaching staff on December 30. While those two are leaving the club, the future of Meulensteen remains uncertain and Magath will no doubt face further questions this week about the Dutchman’s role as Fulham prepare for Saturday’s trip to fellow strugglers West Brom. Following the sacking of Martin Jol after a poor run of form, former Manchester United coach Meulensteen – appointed head coach under his compatriot just weeks earlier – took control of first-team duties on December 1. Speaking to Fulham TV over the weekend in his first interview since taking up the reins, Magath would not be drawn on the future of Meulensteen, preferring instead to focus on his belief that bottom-placed Fulham can beat the drop. “We signed last Friday night, so the time is too short to make up our mind about this stuff,” he said. “I have only time now to work with the players and prepare the team for the most important game next Saturday. We will talk about the stuff afterwards.” The experienced German expressed his confidence of keeping the club in the top flight despite their precarious position. It has been a whirlwind few days at Craven Cottage, with Friday’s shock appointment of Felix Magath as first-team manager resulting in Meulensteen’s spell at the helm ending after just 75 days. The deposed head coach claimed on radio that chief executive Alistair Mackintosh had told him that he had been “released”, although Press Association Sport understands he has not left the west Londoners. Press Association read more

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Ince joins Tigers influx

first_img The Tigers have announced the 22-year-old, son of former England international Paul Ince, has agreed a two-year deal at the KC Stadium. Compensation with Blackpool has yet to be agreed and a tribunal may be necessary if a figure cannot be settled upon. Hull have announced the signing of winger Tom Ince from Blackpool. He told Sky Sports News: “I’ve known Steve Bruce on a personal and professional level for quite some years, being in a former team with my old man. “I also know a lot of the players so it felt like home to me. I didn’t feel like a stranger walking into the dressing room, into the ground. “The staff there, the people on the board, made me feel ever so welcome and sometimes you have to go with your heart. “To be given an opportunity to play again in the Premier League, it’s a fantastic opportunity for me and one that I’m relishing.” Ince also feels Hull can look to the future with optimism with the squad they are building. “You walk in and there’s a strong British core throughout the team,” he said. “The manager’s bringing in some big names who have Premier League experience and we want to try and build on last season. “The cup run was fantastic for the club. Now we have to look at having a stronger Premier League position, the Europa League is a fantastic achievement as well. “There’s a lot going on at the club at the minute and that shows it’s moving in the right direction.” Press Association Ince, who ended last season on loan at Crystal Palace, had attracted interest from a number of other clubs, most notably Serie A giants Inter Milan. Ince travelled to Italy for discussions with Inter – one of his father’s former clubs – but opted to remain in England and look for a Premier League club. He met with Hull officials last week and a deal was concluded after further talks on Monday. Ince came through the youth ranks at Liverpool and had a loan spell at Notts County before moving to Blackpool in 2011. He has been linked with a return to Liverpool on numerous occasions in the past but a move back to Anfield never materialised. Ince is Hull manager Steve Bruce’s third signing of the summer after completing an £8million permanent deal for Jake Livermore from Tottenham and landing Robert Snodgrass for £6million from Norwich. Bruce is keen to expand his squad ahead of a potential European campaign in the coming season. Hull will play in the Europa League qualifiers after reaching the FA Cup final last term. Ince admitted the prospect of working with Bruce was a key factor in his decision to join the Tigers. last_img read more

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Jofra Archer, Stuart Broad, Jack Leach take part in practice after illness

first_imgCenturion: After missing the warm-ups through illness, England’s bowlers Jofra Archer, Stuart Broad and Jack Leach all took part in a net session on Monday in preparation for England’s opening Test against South Africa.Archer and Broad and spinner Leach were under the weather with flu-like symptoms and did not take part in England’s draw against South Africa A on Sunday in their final warm-up tie.They also missed the first warm-up against a Cricket South Africa Invitation XI, so have not bowled in a game at all on tour. England head coach Silverwood was quoted as saying by BBC that the trio are “exactly where we hoped they would be”.He added: “Certainly Broady, if he tells me he’s fit then I have got to believe him. He’s got a lot of experience under his belt, he knows his body and knows what he needs to do during Test matches. “Jofra as well, he’s had two good days there. As long as his paces are up, he feels good and gets the practice he needs, then he is a serious contender.”England take on South Africa here from Boxing Day in the first Test. IANSAlso Read: Jofra Archer, Stuart Broad makes Inroads but Australia lead extends to 259Also Watch: Anti-CAA protests: Senior Citizens from Naharkatia stage protest along with AASUlast_img read more

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USC school to work with military kids

first_imgThe USC School of Social Work, in conjunction with the Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans and Military Families, has begun using a $7.6 million four-year grant it received in July.The school will send 30 Master of Social Work interns to eight local school districts to work with military families and discover ways to address the issues related to deployed parents.“The kids [at the schools] run into all sorts of trouble in regards to graduating on time. It creates such a negative feeling,” USC professor of social work Ron Astor said.These USC students will primarily work with school districts near military bases where more than 10,000 students — or 10 percent of the school population — are from military families.The four-year project intends to help the 149 public schools in the USC area become more supportive environments for children whose parents typically have been deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan.“First thing we’re working on is the data on what is the issue that the kids are reporting as the biggest issue in their school,” Astor said.All of the funding going toward this project comes from a grant from the Department of Defense Education Activity.Astor, the principal investigator, will work with co-principal investigators Anthony Hassan, director of CIR, Marleen Wong, clinical professor of social work, and Rami Benbenishty, a professor at Bar Ilan University in Tel Aviv, Israel.Although only 30 students are currently involved, organizers anticipate increasing the number next year and partnering with San Diego State University and UC San Diego to reach more schools in the future.Districts around San Diego have one of the highest percentages of students from military families.According to Astor, the students have typically gone to “nine to 10 schools” throughout their K-12 education, which can create social and academic issues. At times teachers can be unaware of the causes of these problems and make things harder on the child.“When children go to civilian schools, outside of the post, camp, there seems to be a lack of awareness of the school systems to meet the needs of these children,” Hassan said.last_img read more

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Syracuse revitalized during doubleheader with Villanova

first_img Published on April 18, 2013 at 12:28 am Contact Debbie: dbtruong@syr.edu | @debbietruong With the lyrics “Rock me, mama” blasting through the speakers, Syracuse launched into a pregame dance party in front of the home dugout.The Syracuse (16-22, 4-7 Big East) players who walked out and managed to command the defense in two close games against Villanova (15-22, 2-11) in Wednesday’s doubleheader didn’t look like the same team that appeared trapped in their heads against DePaul on the same field almost two weeks ago.The pregame pep carried into the first game of the doubleheader as Syracuse re-established itself early with a first-inning Jasmine Watson home run. Watson paced her jog after the ball cleared well past the stadium fence, crossing home plate to cheers of approval emanating from the dugout and the stands.Syracuse wouldn’t score the rest of the game, but it didn’t have to. Backed by a strong defensive effort, the Orange held Villanova scoreless. SU’s success was repeated in the second game, edging the conference opponents 3-2. With Wednesday’s wins, Syracuse heads into the weekend series against Seton Hall riding a three-game winning streak.On Wednesday, Syracuse wasn’t the team Watson said got caught up with fielding errors and struggled to close out games after a series of losses in preconference play.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“We’ve worked so hard in the fall and coming in the season we worked so hard … and it’s not really coming together as a team. We’re just making little errors, so that’s really frustrating,” Watson said in early March after dropping four games at the Citrus Classic-ESPN Rise.Instead, they appeared sharper, capitalized on hustle plays and overcame a one-run deficit in the second game. Even the weather, which was marred by high winds in Syracuse’s two losses to DePaul on April 6 when SU gave up a combined 26 runs, was different. On Wednesday, the air was still and the sun was blinding to the point of causing a Villanova center fielder to misjudge two fly balls.For Syracuse, it came together Wednesday and Watson expressed another sentiment.“Spirit was definitely high today,” she said after the game. “We always are up but today felt good.”The uplifted spirits were apparent in the pitching, too. With sophomore pitcher Lindsay Taylor, who pitched the bulk of minutes in preconference play, sidelined with an injury, senior Stacy Kuwik has clocked additional minutes at the mound with freshmen Lindsey Larkin and Danielle Chitkowski playing relief. But on Wednesday, Kuwik was on her own, pitching 14 consecutive innings in the doubleheader.Following the losses against DePaul, pitching coach Jenna Caira said the team couldn’t be complacent with throwing pitches and “hoping it hits the corner.” Midway through Wednesday’s first game, a pitch smacked against the metal backdrop, Kuwik paused to stomp her cleats into the dirt and made pitching movements into her glove before resuming the count. If she ever felt pressured, she didn’t let on. Kuwik, just like her teammates, left behind the mental lapses.“She told me sometimes she would be in her head, a little nervous, but I told her I didn’t feel any of that anxiety from her,” Caira said. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Related Stories Kuwik’s sterling pitching performances lead Syracuse to doubleheader sweep of Villanovalast_img read more

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Victor Osimhem The New Lille Cult Hero?

first_imgOsimhen had been expected to struggle to fill the shoes of Pepe this season but the new arrival showed no signs of any pressure with both goals in his club’s weekend win and is now being hailed a potential new star in French football.Lille, who were second in Ligue 1 last season on the back of Pepe’s 22 goals, opened their campaign with a 2-1 home victory over Nantes as Osimhen scored in both halves. The 20-year-old is set to become a new cult figure in Ligue 1 after making an immediate mark.Osimhen has been all smiles since. “I feel very good, I have been waiting a long time since I arrived here and I felt it was important to make a successful debut. Ligue 1 is a big jump up for me, I think it’s one of the best leagues in the world.“When I get opportunities on the field, I do not want to miss them. I am not yet 100 per cent but I train hard and I know that with time I will be at the top physically,” he told reporters after the match.Osimhen was linked with several European clubs before Lille paid 12 million Euros to Sporting Chaeleroi to move the Nigerian to France for a new transfer record by the Danish-based club, breaking the six million Euros fee they were paid by Pyramids of Egypt to sign Cristian Benavente.Inter Milan once contacted Osimhen’s representatives about a possible deal as a replacement for former captain Mauro Icardi who was involved in a row with the club after he was stripped of the captain armband and his relationship with the management have hit rock bottom levels.The deal however encountered some complications as Charleroi are willing to use every means available to trigger the clause of buying him permanently before selling him for a hefty profit and also a percentage of his future sale.Wolfsburg, on the other hand, wanted the striker back after his loan spell but it is believed they want to trade him off as their player to recoup some of their investment in the player they signed in 2015 following his exploits at the U-17 World Youth Championship.His impressive form earned him a recall to the Super Eagles squad for the 2019 Nations Cup qualifier against South Africa and he also started in 0-0 friendly draw against Uganda in Asaba.“My confidence level was very low at some point and what going out on loan to Charleroi has done for me is unexplainable,” Osimhen said.“It was tough in Germany because of the high expectations – some people started doubting me and also pushed me to start doubting myself as well.“The football in Belgium has helped, I also have a wonderful group of players around me and the coaching crew have been great with me.Osimhen was the top scorer as Nigeria clinched a fifth U-17 World Cup title in 2015 with 10 goals in Chile, which saw him win the Golden Boot and Silver Ball.After the tournament he decided against joining English side Arsenal, to sign with the 2009 German champions Wolfsburg in January 2016, but injuries restricted him to 16 appearances for the club in all competitions.Despite being a part of the squad for two years, his lack of games meant he missed out of the 2018 World Cup with Nigeria.On the back of his impressive performance at 2015 U-17 World Cup with the Nigerian emerging the top scorer to claim both the Golden Boot and Silver Ball, the attacker joined the former German Bundesliga champions.However, the 19-year-old failed to settle into the Wolves’ senior set-up amid injury struggles and was shipped on loan to Charleroi last summer.Since moving to Belgium, the youngster has rediscovered his form.Osimhen scored 19 goals in 34 league appearances last season, including the playoffs to finish as the highest-ranked Nigerian player in the European Golden Shoe rankings with 28.5 points.The French league appears to have a higher profile than the Belgian league and it is one in which Nigerian players shone like a million stars in recent past.Peter Odewingie had a bumper season in Lille as well scoring 23 goals in 75 games between 2004 and 2007, while John Utaka, 24-year-old at the time, became only the third player along with Juste Fontaine and Michel Platini to score consecutive hat-tricks in 74 years of top-flight football in France in 2006 while playing for Rennes.Now Osimhen wants to follow in the footsteps of these greats.In 2016, Osimhen turned down a move to Arsenal after Arsene Wenger had revealed he was close to bringing him to the Emirates, but his family and representatives chose the German club ahead of the Gunners.“It’s true that a big team like Arsenal wanted me and I feel honoured to be invited over. But personally I feel Wolfsburg is a ladder for me to reach my professional goals,” Osimhen had told BBC Sport.“Yes Arsenal is a good team for young players but Wolfsburg is the best club for me. This the best place for me to learn and develop because my heart is here with Wolfsburg. The club’s plan for my career is very encouraging and I believe with God on my side I can grow to become one of the best players in the world,” he had revealed then.His impressive showing for the club also helped him make Nigeria’s 23-man list to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, in which he made just one appearance for the Super Eagles in the competition as the Gernot Rohr’s team progressed to win the bronze medal.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Lille fans were left in anguish when their jewel attacker-Nicolas Pepe left the French club to join Premier League side, Arsenal. And when the Ligue 1 side signed Nigerian international, Victor Osimhen, they felt he was not the kind of player that could fill Pepe’s shoes but Osimhen answered with a brace in his first game. The big question, however, is whether he could keep on his goal scoring form to match his predecessor’s 22 goals haul of last seasonVictor Osimhen announced his arrival in Ligue 1 with a brace for Lille against Nantes on Sunday despite having trained for just five days with his new mates. The 20-year-old Super Eagles forward showed his control and speed in the 19th minute when he outran Molla Wague and placed his shot past Alban Lafont.Osimhen then crashed a shot from the tightest of angles with 10 minutes left on the clock to score the winner after Nantes had earlier equalised in the 51st to the relieve of Lille fans and Manager Christophe Galtier, who acquired the Nigerian for 12 million Euros.last_img read more

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