Feb 28, 2012WHO confirms 2 Egyptian H5N1 deathsEgypt’s Ministry of Health and Population has confirmed that a man and woman have died of H5N1 avian flu, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported today. The man, 32, from Beheira governorate, fell ill Feb 16, was admitted to a hospital Feb 21 and immediately received oseltamivir (Tamiflu), and died today. The woman, 37, from Kafr el-Sheikh governorate, became ill Feb 18, received oseltamivir upon hospital admission on Feb 23, and died Feb 26. Investigations into the cases revealed that both patients had close contact with sick or dead poultry at home. The cases were confirmed by the Central Public Health Laboratories, a National Influenza Center of the WHO Global Influenza Surveillance Network. They bring the country’s total H5N1 cases this year to five, of which only these two have been fatal. Since 2005, Egypt has confirmed 163 cases, 57 of which were fatal. The global WHO H5N1 case count now stands at 589 cases, including 348 deaths.Feb 28 WHO updateObservational studies yield limited evidence for benefits of main flu drugsA new review of observational studies suggests that the two main influenza drugs, oral oseltamivir (Tamiflu) and inhaled zanamivir (Relenza), may be beneficial, but the quality of the evidence was deemed low. A large international team examined observational studies because reviews of randomized controlled trials have suggested a lack of evidence for the effects of antiviral treatment on flu outcomes, says the report in Annals of Internal Medicine. Scouring several databases, the authors found 74 studies that fit their criteria. For oseltamivir, meta-analyses of the few studies that adjusted for confounders suggest that in high-risk patients, treatment may reduce mortality (odds ratio [OR], 0.23; 95% confidence interval [CI], 0.13 to 0.43) , hospitalizations (OR, 0.75; 95% CI, 0.66 to 0.89), and duration of symptoms (33 hours, 95% CI, 21 to 45 hours)—but the quality of the evidence was termed “very low.” Earlier treatment was generally linked to better outcomes. For zanamivir, the authors found “moderate-quality evidence” that treatment shortens symptoms by 23 hours (95% CI, 17 to 28 hours), but the drug yielded only a nonsignificant decrease in hospitalizations (OR, 0.66; 95% CI, 0.37 to 1.18). Studies that directly compared the two drugs suggested there were no important differences in key outcomes, the report says. The authors say the drugs may provide net benefits, but, “as with the randomized trials, the confidence in the estimates of the effects for decision making is low to very low.” They call for high-quality randomized trials, which they say will require preparedness and collaboration among large organizations.Feb 27 Ann Intern Med studyRelated Jan 19 CIDRAP News storyMeta-analysis finds rapid flu tests useful but have limitationsA meta-analysis of studies comparing the performance of rapid influenza diagnostic tests (RIDTs) with more definitive tests such as reverse-transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) found that RIDTs are useful for confirming flu, but not for ruling it out. The findings from a Canadian and Dutch research team appeared yesterday in Annals of Internal Medicine. Their review included 159 studies that compared RIDTs with RT-PCR or viral culture. They also found that the tests were more accurate in children than in adults and that RIDTs were better at detecting influenza A than influenza B. Dr Madhukar Pai, study coauthor and professor at McGill University’s department of epidemiology, said in a press release that with 25 RIDTs on the market, a meta-analysis was needed to help healthcare providers interpret the large amount of studies that have been published. “So many papers have been published, especially since the H1N1 pandemic, but no one had synthesized this body of literature into one single cohesive piece,” he said. “Our hope is that this work will help in informing future guidelines on the use of these tests.”Feb 27 Ann Intern Med abstractSurvey shows malaria in 1 of 4 Nigerian childrenA 2010 survey of malaria in Nigerian children revealed that 4 in 10 had evidence of malaria parasites, AllAfrica news reported today. The study was conducted by the National Malaria Control Program (NMCP), and the findings were released in Abuja yesterday. The survey included 6,197 households, targeting children ages 6 to 59 months. Disease prevalence increased with age and decreased with family income level, and malaria infections were twice as common in rural children than in urban kids. Disease levels were highest in the southwestern zone, where the survey identified the lowest use of insecticide-treated bed nets, according to the report. Chioma Amajoh, who heads the NMCP, said the report confirms Nigeria’s disease burden but shows areas to address. “The targets are feasible, doable, and achievable. The greatest resource we need is commitment.”Feb 28 AllAfrica news story
I have just received notification of a proposed order of the District Court of Nevada and been advised that a class action has been brought on behalf of people who rented cars at Las Vegas and Reno airports between 3 June 2007 and 30 September 2009, on the basis that they were allegedly overcharged. I am told that the court is being asked to approve a settlement whereby I will be entitled to a certificate worth $10 towards a future rental, and I am given the chance either to accept this or to object. I am then advised that, if settlement is reached with regard to this and related settlements involving car rental brands, the plaintiff’s counsel will apply to the court for a total award of attorneys’ fees, costs and expenses not exceeding $1,440,000 ‘which application the various defendants have agreed not to oppose’. Could I possibly be practising in the wrong jurisdiction? P A Jewitt, Nicholson Portnell, Hexham, Northumberland
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Share Share The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) is today, Saturday 18 June 2016, celebrating thirty-five (35) years since signing the Treaty establishing the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States, commonly referred to as the Treaty of Basseterre on June 18, 1981.In a press released from the OECS’ Chairman and Prime Minister of Grenada Dr Keith Mitchell said, “On that day the representatives of seven small island states in the Eastern Caribbean took the bold step of linking the destinies of their territories together in a very formal way.”This decision he said was not only “far-sighted and far-reaching, but reflected a strategic vision of a unified and strengthened Eastern Caribbean, capable of ensuring sustained improvements in the welfare of every citizen”.Prime Minister Mitchell called on residents of the OECS member states to join in the celebration of the proud legacy inherited from those who by signing of this treaty launched the OECS on this incredible journey.He further urged the celebration of achievements and successes witness throughout the years, reflected in the longevity of the institutions and arrangements that have become an integral part of the “fabric of our daily lives…which we have all come to take so much for granted”.The release lists some of the most important of these as:-the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank, the single authority that lies beyond the dictates of any single government or country, and that has regulated and managed our entire banking and currency system so successfully since 1983;– the single currency, the Eastern Caribbean Dollar, in existence since 1965, and noted for its strong reputation for stability, having been tied to the United states Dollar at a rate of exchange that has remained fixed for the last forty years, since 1976;– the single judiciary (the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court), which has been fully functional for the last forty seven years, since 1969, and which ensures that the separation of powers enshrined in our Constitutions is guaranteed and upheld without fail;– the Eastern Caribbean Civil Aviation Authority that has safeguarded the integrity and safety of the airspace and of civil aviation within the OECS for decades;– the Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority which has negotiated the liberalisation of our telecommunications sectors and has allowed consumers across the OECS to exercise choice when selecting a service provider; and lastly,– the Joint Pharmaceutical Procurement system which allows us the facility for access to more affordable medications.The release quotes Mr. Mitchell as saying, “The expansion of the stature and scope of the OECS within the last few years is also a source of great pride, and provides ample cause for celebration on this thirty-fifth anniversary of our Organisation.”He continues, “The signing of the Revised Treaty of Basseterre on June 18, 2010, and the operationalization of the OECS Economic Union in January 2011 ushered in a new phase in the evolution of the OECS, and gave concrete expression to the aspirations of the people of our region to further deepen and strengthen the process of integration.”Results arising from these developments are well on the way to realizing a single financial and economic space within the OECS.“A space characterized by the free movement of the factors essential for the creation of sustained wealth and enhanced well-being; the ability, indeed the right to mobilise immovable property for productive purposes, and the free movement of labour, capital (including financial capital), entrepreneurship and ideas.”Moreover he said while progress on the creation of the single space is proceeding purposefully, one of the more notable and successful outcomes of the process has been the achievement of freedom of movement of persons and of labour since August 01, 2011.“Every OECS citizen is therefore in a position to benefit from the creation of the single space that is a manifestation of the OECS Economic Union.”The OECS’ success cannot be denied Mr. Mitchell added.“It continues to attract the attention of international institutions and countries of global stature which are all eager to partner with our Organisation in the ongoing effort to enhance the living standards of the people of our region.”It has been attracting attention throughout the greater Caribbean with Martinique becoming the newest and tenth member in February 2015.Steps are currently being taken in responding to requests for membership into the organisation from Guadeloupe and Saint Martin.“These developments are reflective of the bold and visionary leadership that has characterized our Organisation since its inception, and points to a deep appreciation of the nature and depth of the changes that are taking place in the world,” he said.The OECS and its institutions continue to be a means through which much has been achieved by the small and vulnerable states of the Eastern Caribbean, Mr. Mitchell said.This has been accomplished through the means through by which the member states have been able, through the pooling of resources and shared risk, to face the challenges of the global environment aiming for sustainability and success.“As we continue on this remarkable journey, may the successes of the last thirty-five years serve to motivate and to inspire us. I remain confident that ours is a bright and promising future, and it is in this spirit of optimism and pride that I take great pleasure in wishing you a very happy and productive OECS Day.” Sharing is caring! Tweet LocalNewsRegional OECS celebrates 35 years by: Dominica Vibes News – June 17, 2016 Share 93 Views no discussions
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Now, coaches Jim Harbaugh and Brian Kelly will meet head-to-head for the second time. It’s the next chapter, which includes some great installments. MORE: Week 9 Picks against the spread Here’s a look at the 10 most memorable games between the two:1. No. 1 Notre Dame 24, No. 2 Michigan 19 (1989) Notre Dame took a 14-6 lead to start the second half when Raghib Ismail returned a kickoff 88 yards for a touchdown. Michigan pulled within five points with 12:46 left behind Elvis Grbac, who replaced an injured Michael Taylor. “The Rocket” struck again, however, with a 92-yard touchdown return on the ensuing kickoff to help seal the win for the Irish. 2. No. 3 Michigan 24, No. 7 Notre Dame 14 (1991) Michigan clung to a 17-14 lead and faced a fourth-and-1 early in the fourth quarter. Coach Gary Moeller opted to go for it, and one of college football’s iconic plays followed. Elvis Grbac threw a touchdown pass to Desmond Howard — forever known as “The Catch” — which helped launch a Heisman Trophy season for Howard.MORE: Howard remembers ‘The Catch’3. No. 1 Notre Dame 35, No. 2 Michigan 12 (1943)The top-ranked Irish were led by Frank Leahy and Heisman Trophy winner Angelo Bertelli. Michigan had Elroy “Crazy Legs” Hirsch. A record crowd at Michigan Stadium watched Bertelli dominate the game. Notre Dame won the AP national championship.4. Michigan 35, Notre Dame 31 (2011)Notre Dame held a 24-7 lead in the first night game in Michigan Stadium heading into the fourth quarter, but that’s when the fireworks started. Three TDs were scored in the final 1:12, and Denard Robinson led a miracle drive with a 16-yard TD pass to Roy Roundtree with two seconds remaining. Robinson finished with 446 total yards and five total TDs.5. No. 13 Notre Dame 19, No. 9 Michigan 17 (1988) Ricky Watters helped Notre Dame build a 13-0 halftime lead with an 81-yard punt return for a TD, and the Irish took a 19-17 lead with 1:13 left. Michigan’s Mike Gillette missed a 48-yard field goal as time expired. The Irish went on to a 12-0 season and won the national championship.6. No. 3 Michigan 26, Notre Dame 24 (1986)In Lou Holtz’s first game as Notre Dame’s coach, the Irish almost upset the Wolverines. Jim Harbaugh rallied the Wolverines, however, and Notre Dame kicker John Carney missed a 45-yard field goal as time expired. The Irish, however, moved up to No. 20 in the AP Poll despite the loss.7. No. 6 Michigan 26, No. 3 Notre Dame 24 (1994)Notre Dame took a 24-23 lead with 52 seconds left when Ron Powlus, who made his home debut, hit Derrick Mayes for a touchdown pass. The Wolverines countered behind Todd Collins, however, and Remy Hamilton helped Michigan escape South Bend with a 42-yard field goal. No. 8 Notre Dame meets No. 19 Michigan at Michigan Stadium at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday. The nationallly-televised game will rekindle memories from the past between these storied programs. Holtz. Ismail. Schembechler. Howard. The names define this classic rivalry. 8. Michigan 38, No. 18 Notre Dame 34 (2009) Notre Dame’s Jimmy Clausen and Michigan’s Tate Forcier put on a show, and the teams combined for 28 points in the fourth quarter. Forcier’s five-yard touchdown pass to Greg Mathews with 11 seconds remaining sealed the win for the Wolverines.9. No. 8 Notre Dame 29, No. 14 Michigan 27 (1980) In a classic back-and-forth matchup, the Wolverines took a 27-26 lead with 41 seconds left, but the Irish had one last shot. Freshman quarterback Blair Kiel led a desperation drive, and Harry Oliver kicked a last-second 51-yard field goal for the win.10. Notre Dame 11, Michigan 3 (1909)Notre Dame — coached by Michigan grad Frank Longman — defeated the Wolverines and coach Fielding Yost in the schools’ ninth meeting. After the game, Detroit Free Press reporter E.A Batchelor wrote, “Eleven Fighting Irishman wrecked the Yost machine this afternoon.”
The game marked the opening of a victory tour by the Americans and was played before a crowd of 44,028 at Heinz Field — the largest to see a soccer game Pittsburgh.Meghan Klingenberg grew up in Pittsburgh and rewarded her hometown fans with a goal. Heather O’Reilly added two goals, with the other scores coming from Julie Johnston and Whitney Engen“I think it was a very professional performance,” O’Reilly said. “There were parts in the first half that I thought were tough and we sort of had to grind through moments of the game, but we kept pressing on as a team and put together some really good stuff and scored some nice goals. I think there were some patches of good and patches of bad, but we worked through them and we’re proud of our performance.”Press was one of Sunday’s six starters who did not start in the World Cup final. Forward Alex Morgan did not play, having undergone minor knee surgery following the World Cup. Goalkeeper Hope Solo and forward Abby Wambach entered in the second half.“I personally felt this victory tour was the beginning of a new journey,” Press said. “I think the World Cup, for me, was an eye-opener on how great our team can be, and also, that I need to get to the next level. That I need to keep pushing myself and not be stasis died with where I am.”In this Oct. 20, 2013, file photo, United States goalkeeper Hope Solo pauses on the field during the second half of an international friendly women’s soccer match against Australia in San Antonio.(AP Photo/Darren Abate, File)Klingenberg scored after being moved to midfielder to start the second half. She lifted a cross from Tobin Heath into the net to give the United States a 5-0 lead in the 55th minute. She ran to the U.S. bench to grab a Terrible Towel — a more common sight at Pittsburgh Steelers games — and waved it near midfield.“It was wonderful,” Klingenberg said. “Playing with my teammates again is always a blast. I love getting on the field with them and being in my hometown, and hearing 44,000 people roar for you is quite incredible. … I don’t know if you saw, but I like elbowed Abby out of the way to get to that Terrible Towel, so it was pretty special.”O’Reilly opened the scoring in the fourth minute. She intercepted a pass intended for Costa Rican defender Daniela Cruz, charged into the box and shot past goaltender Dinnia Diaz.The first of Press’ two first-half goals came in the 29th minute. She collected her own rebound to send a shot past a diving Diaz. She then scored nine minutes after Johnston made it 3-0, touching a rebound off Shannon Boxx’s header into the net in the 45th minute.Press’ second goal came off the second of two corner kicks originally forced by an O’Reilly cross that Carli Lloyd couldn’t reach. O’Reilly also contributed to Johnston’s goal with another cross that forced a corner kick, which Johnston headed past Diaz.O’Reilly scored in 59th minute to make it 6-0. After defender Whitney Engen scored the seventh goal with a header in the 63rd minute, Press completed her hat trick to push the lead to 8-0 five minutes later.,The game marked the opening of a victory tour by the Americans and was played before a crowd of 44,028 at Heinz Field — the largest to see a soccer game Pittsburgh.Meghan Klingenberg grew up in Pittsburgh and rewarded her hometown fans with a goal. Heather O’Reilly added two goals, with the other scores coming from Julie Johnston and Whitney Engen“I think it was a very professional performance,” O’Reilly said. “There were parts in the first half that I thought were tough and we sort of had to grind through moments of the game, but we kept pressing on as a team and put together some really good stuff and scored some nice goals. I think there were some patches of good and patches of bad, but we worked through them and we’re proud of our performance.”Press was one of Sunday’s six starters who did not start in the World Cup final. Forward Alex Morgan did not play, having undergone minor knee surgery following the World Cup. Goalkeeper Hope Solo and forward Abby Wambach entered in the second half.“I personally felt this victory tour was the beginning of a new journey,” Press said. “I think the World Cup, for me, was an eye-opener on how great our team can be, and also, that I need to get to the next level. That I need to keep pushing myself and not be stasis died with where I am.”In this Oct. 20, 2013, file photo, United States goalkeeper Hope Solo pauses on the field during the second half of an international friendly women’s soccer match against Australia in San Antonio.(AP Photo/Darren Abate, File)Klingenberg scored after being moved to midfielder to start the second half. She lifted a cross from Tobin Heath into the net to give the United States a 5-0 lead in the 55th minute. She ran to the U.S. bench to grab a Terrible Towel — a more common sight at Pittsburgh Steelers games — and waved it near midfield.“It was wonderful,” Klingenberg said. “Playing with my teammates again is always a blast. I love getting on the field with them and being in my hometown, and hearing 44,000 people roar for you is quite incredible. … I don’t know if you saw, but I like elbowed Abby out of the way to get to that Terrible Towel, so it was pretty special.”O’Reilly opened the scoring in the fourth minute. She intercepted a pass intended for Costa Rican defender Daniela Cruz, charged into the box and shot past goaltender Dinnia Diaz.The first of Press’ two first-half goals came in the 29th minute. She collected her own rebound to send a shot past a diving Diaz. She then scored nine minutes after Johnston made it 3-0, touching a rebound off Shannon Boxx’s header into the net in the 45th minute.Press’ second goal came off the second of two corner kicks originally forced by an O’Reilly cross that Carli Lloyd couldn’t reach. O’Reilly also contributed to Johnston’s goal with another cross that forced a corner kick, which Johnston headed past Diaz.O’Reilly scored in 59th minute to make it 6-0. After defender Whitney Engen scored the seventh goal with a header in the 63rd minute, Press completed her hat trick to push the lead to 8-0 five minutes later. United States’ Carli Lloyd (10) reacts after scoring on a penalty kick against Germany as Meghan Klingenberg (22) follows during the second half of a semifinal in the Women’s World Cup soccer tournament, Tuesday, June 30, 2015, in Montreal, Canada. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP/File) PITTSBURGH (AP) — Christen Press scored three goals Sunday to power the United States to an 8-0 exhibition romp over Costa Rica in its first game since winning the Women’s World Cup in Canada last month.
EFE Also named are young Real Madrid Castilla players Marcos Llorente and Borja Mayoral. Upd. at 13:00 Defenders Danilo and Pepe are also out and could miss the Madrid derby, while Gareth Bale is almost certain to miss this Sunday’s showdown at the Vicente Calderon. It’s better news for Jese Rodriguez, who after injuring his calf in the game against Malaga on Saturday, has been cleared to be named in the 20-man Los Blancos squad which will travel to Sweden on Tuesday. Here is Benitez’s squad: Keylor Navas, Kiko Casilla, Rubén Yáñez, Carvajal, Arbeloa, Varane, Nacho, Marcelo, Casemiro, Kroos, Marcos Llorente, Modric, Kovacic, Isco, Cheryshev, Jesé, Lucas Vázquez, Cristiano Ronaldo, Benzema, Borja Mayoral. Madrid are currently suffering from a mini-injury crisis. Benitez remains hopeful of recovering defender Ramos and midfielder James for the Madrid derby at the weekend, but he will not risk them on Wednesday night. CEST 29/09/2015 Real Madrid manager Rafa Benitez has decided not to force the returns of Sergio Ramos and James Rodriguez, neither of whom will make the trip to Sweden for the Champions League match against Malmo.
Upd. at 17:39 SPORT.es According to reports, Atletico don’t want Griezmann’s potential departure to become a battle. If the forward confirms his desire to leave and Barça or another club pay the release clause, they will take advantage of the cash to strengthen Diego Simeone’s attack. 14/05/2019 THE Icardi CASE Dybala is not happy at Juve following the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo. He’s dropped down the pecking order. His profile is more like Griezmann’s. IN SPORT.ES CEST Dybala o Icardi: el Atlético se cubre ante la ‘era post Griezmann’ They’re lookoing at alternatives in the case he leaves, with Argentines Paulo Dybala (Juventus) and Mauro Icardi (Inter) both options. Paulo Dybala y Mauro Icardi durante una concentración de la selección argentina | AFP Atletico Madrid want to avoid another Antoine Griezmann soap opera, with the forward wanted by Barcelona again and his future in the air. The case with Icardi is different. He’s an out and out striker, like Diego Costa and Alvaro Morata. Despite that, he’s an interesting option and has had a difficult season at Inter. Whatever happens with Griezmann, it will be a busy summer for Atletico. Lucas Hernandez is off to Bayern Munich, Diego Godin’s going to Inter and Filipe Luis could also leave with his contract up. There are also rumours about Saul and Rodrigo.