Egyptian teen dies of H5N1 infection

first_imgDec 16, 2008 (CIDRAP News) – Egypt’s health ministry has announced that a 16-year-old girl died of an H5N1 avian influenza infection, the country’s first human case in about 8 months, according to a report today from the World Health Organization (WHO).The girl died at Assiut University Hospital yesterday in central Egypt’s Asyut governorate, the WHO reported. She got sick on Dec 8 and was admitted 3 days later to a district hospital before she was transferred to the university facility on Dec 13. She becomes Egypt’s 51st H5N1 case and its 23rd death.She became ill after exposure to sick and dead poultry in her household, the WHO report said. The girl is from a village near the city of Asyut, the governorate’s capital, Xinhua, China’s state news agency, reported today.Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing by Egypt’s Central Public Health Laboratory on the girl’s samples was positive for the H5N1 virus, and the findings were confirmed yesterday by the US Naval Medical Research Unit 3 in Cairo, according to the WHO.Egypt’s last H5N1 case was reported in mid April when a 2-year-old boy became ill after having contact with sick and dead poultry, according to previous reports.Animal health experts have said that the H5N1 virus is endemic in Egypt’s poultry. The country has the most human avian influenza cases outside of the Asian countries that have been hardest hit by the virus.The girl’s death brings the WHO’s global H5N1 count to 391 cases and 247 deaths.See also:Dec 16 WHO statementApr 18 CIDRAP News story “Boy’s illness raises Egypt’s H5N1 count to 50”last_img read more

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Hundreds of Indonesian ‘tabligh’ attendees, 14 with COVID-19, stuck in locked down India

first_imgThe Tabligh-e-Jamaat’s Markaz in Nizamuddin West in Delhi, held last month, has emerged as a major COVID-19 hot spot with at least 128 positive cases across the country.The center for Nizamuddin events has advised all states and union territories to “immediately trace, screen and quarantine” the estimated 2,000 foreigners who attended the religious gathering, The Statesman reported.Fifty tested positive in Tamil Nadu, 24 in New Delhi, 21 in Telangana, 21 in Andhra Pradesh, 10 in Andamans and one each in Assam and Jammu and Kashmir after attending the gathering.Judha said among the 14 participants from Indonesia who tested positive for the coronavirus, 10 had recovered, while four others were still in treatment. The Foreign Ministry has confirmed that hundreds of Indonesian citizens who recently participated in a tabligh event – an Islamic mass gathering — in New Delhi remain stuck in India as the South Asian country imposed a three-week lockdown to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus disease.Fourteen Indonesians who were among the participants have tested positive for COVID-19, the ministry’s director for citizen’s protection, Judha Nugraha, said.“As of March 30, at least 731 Indonesian citizens, the participants of a tabligh, are across Indian states. They are those who have been affected by the lockdown imposed by the Indian government until April 14,” Judha said in a virtual press briefing on Wednesday. “Our envoy in New Delhi, together with the Indonesian Embassy’s task force for COVID-19, met with the Indonesian tabligh participants in New Delhi on Tuesday to give moral support. They also called on [the citizens] to obey the call from authorities there,” Judha said.The Indian Home Ministry, in a letter addressed to state chief secretaries and police chiefs, has said that if any foreigner tests negative for the deadly coronavirus, they should be “immediately deported on the first available flight”.“Till that time, such person must be confined and quarantined by their host organization, ” the government said in its advisory as quoted by The Statesman.“Our missions in New Delhi and Mumbai will help the Indonesian citizens, especially the tabligh participants, process their permit extensions with Indian immigration if their visa is close to expiring,” Judha said.According to Worldometer, India had recorded 1,998 cases of COVID-19 and 58 fatalities as of Thursday.Topics :last_img read more

Southern capitals aren’t the only ones with big property markets

first_imgThis Harbour Rd, Hamilton home sold for $11.8 millionSOUTHERN property powerhouses Sydney and Melbourne may think they’ve got the big real estate deals covered, but Brisbane is not without its fair share of record breaking sales.Although those that breach the $10 million mark may not be as common here as in the other capital cities, agents believe some of recent big hitters have now helped buyers breach an imaginary barrier and more properties will sell for above that level.Brisbane’s biggest ever residential house sale was chalked up in 2014, when a company associated with mining magnate Gina Rinehart bought a home at Aaron Ave, Hawthorne for $14 million.Before that the record had been held since 2007 by a home at Eldernell Tce Hamilton.That home, which was once known as Eldernell, then became Bishopsbourne when it housed the Anglican Archbishop of Brisbane, has more recently been known as Farsley.The historic property which was built in 1869 and sold in 2007 for $11.2 million.The sale of Consolidated Properties head, Don O’Rorke’s, home at Harbour Rd, Hamilton in April 2015, also put it in the top five residential house sales ever. The home and adjoining land sold for $11.8 million.Next in the top five was another recent sale at St Lucia. The home at Swann Road, St Lucia changed hands in May 2015 for $11.125 million.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor9 hours agoThe home, which was known as the Pink Palace, was bought by developer Sunland with plans for luxury residences.It had fallen into disrepair in recent years but its setting on 14 residential block made it very appealing to developers.It was built by well-known Brisbane builder Noel Kratzmann in the late 1980s, and was more recently in the news before its sale when its former owner, socialite Cindy Fleming died of an asthma attack.The sale in December for $10.5 million of a home in Welsby St, New Farm to Vita Group chief executive Maxine Horne was the biggest deal last year and rounding out the top five residential house sales ever was a home at Sykes St, Ascot which changed hands in February 2015 for $10.4 million to a resident of Switzerland.Place managing director Damian Hackett said there were plenty of properties in Brisbane that could sell for above those prices, but they had hadn’t been offered to the market in recent years.“A number of properties that exist in Brisbane have cost a lot more, in that $10 million to $20 million bracket to get there,’’ he said.“People have bought land and built properties but they have never transacted.’’Mr Hackett predicted the bigger sales would become more common place in Brisbane.last_img read more

After coronavirus, Australia is not going back to what it was

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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 Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58 Could Netflix, UberEats habits thwart your rent reduction? Home where Sabo Skirt was born set for new beginnings MORE: All eyes on rare mansion listed for a cool $45 million “Prior to the coronavirus, in every census for the past four censuses, the proportion of the workforce who said they worked from home hasn’t changed. From 1996 to 2016 it was 4 per cent or 5 per cent and that was at a period when the internet became commonly available and we shifted from dial-up modems to 4G. So despite all of the sophistications of the internet, still no more than 5 per cent of Australians worked from home as a matter of course.” However, he said coronavirus had changed the game entirely. Next time around he said:“It won’t be 5 per cent (post coronavirus),” he said, “it will be 10 per cent, which is a significant number.”More from newsCOVID-19 renovation boom: How much Aussies are spending to give their houses a facelift during the pandemic3 days agoWhizzkid buys almost one property a month during COVID-197 days ago Heavy traffic along Brisbane road due to the Boxing Day Sales at Harbour Town. Picture: Jerad Williams.Mr Salt said the increase of people working from home would in turn take the pressure off commuting and increase the demand for housing in outer suburbs. The planning of new homes and communities could also change. “If you’re living on the Gold Coast and are part of the 25,000 people a day that travel up to Brisbane, that might be only 20,000 (post-coronavirus). If you do that on the train that also suddenly become easier because there’s fewer people commuting.”Mr Salt said the “self containment of work, life, recreation all within a local area” would rise across suburbs.He said the demand for home offices would skyrocket, meaning the average three-bedroom home in Mudgeeraba or Caboolture would have to lift it’s game, with proper dedicated working spaces and tech equipment to work more effectively. “Studies just can’t consist of a desk and a lamp anymore,” he said. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOKcenter_img The post-coronavirus period is expected to see the number of Aussies that continue working from home double the proportions of the last census.The rise of people working from home is set change the way we live in a post-COVID-19 world, with fewer people commuting, more people choosing to live in the suburbs, and urban planning changing to suit our new lifestyles.The demographer Bernard Salt predicts the number of Aussies continuing to work from home after the pandemic will spike, which will have a broader impact on housing and infrastructure.He told The Courier-Mail that Australians “don’t want to snap back to the way things were”. Demographer Bernard Salt of the Demographics Group. Picture: Brendan RadkeMr Salt said there was “no doubt that the coronavirus will change Australia and Australians on a range of fronts but especially in the way we work”.“A third to half of the workforce is working from home during the lockdown, which has shown that people and companies can still be productive, and that working from home isn’t an excuse for a bit of bludge; you can actually deliver the goods.”He said it had also sharpened people’s technology skills, with retailers being cleaned out of home office technology products, such as webcams, after people sought to kit out their home offices. “We think we can create a better Australia going forward. Everyone is really on board with this. Things weren’t quite right before. It’s a chance to hit the reset button, Control alt delete, and when you do that, you wouldn’t program in a two-hour commute.”last_img read more

Dominican magistrate orders that two Haitian nationals be removed from the state

first_img Share Tweet Sharing is caring! 18 Views   one comment Sharecenter_img LocalNews Dominican magistrate orders that two Haitian nationals be removed from the state by: – January 5, 2012 Share Court gavel. Photo credit: kirtok.comMagistrate Candia Carette-George ordered on Thursday that Pierre Richard Clervilus and Jean Cadette Cenac be removed for violating the country’s Immigration and Employment Act.Magistrate Carette-George said the state must send a clear message to the Haitian nationals that they must obey the laws of the country and not overstay or work without obtaining a work permit.Pierre Richard Clervilus, according to the facts presented in Court by Police Prosecutor Inspector Claude Weekes, arrived in Dominica at the Melville Hall Airport on July 22nd, 2007 and was granted a three month visa which expired on the 23rd of November, 2007. He was taken into custody on the 31st of December, 2011 at his barbershop in Lalay, Grandbay by Sergeant Cadette D who was on patrol in that community because he admitted to that he had been residing in Dominica for five years without a Dominican passport or a work permit. The Defendant told Sergeant Cadette that his former girlfriend a Dominican had maliciously damaged his passport three (3) years ago however there was no record of that report at the Grandbay Police Station or the Immigration Department. He was asked by Sergeant Cadette why he did not take advantage of the amnesty in 2010 and he did not offer a satisfactory response however when the charges of overstaying and working without a valid license were instituted against him he said, “I sorry but I was afraid”.His attorney Wayne Norde explained to the Court that his client’s situation is an exceptional one; that his client arrived in Dominica and was involved in a relationship with a Dominican national whom he has a three year old son with but when the relationship went sour she tore his passport.According to Norde his client faced severe difficulties in obtaining another passport from his country as he could not provide a record of the previous passport which had been issued to him. He also explained that his client did apply for a work permit but because the passport was destroyed he could not have gotten it and the application was placed on hold at the Ministry of Labour and Immigration.Mr. Norde implored the Court not be repatriate his client based on the fact that he has a son in Dominica which he cares for, his family members in Haiti whom he provides for and that his heart is in Dominica.Inspector Weekes argued that despite the olive branch which was extended to all Haitian nationals in 2010 after the hurricane, the Defendant did not seek to regularize his stay in Dominica. Weekes said further, “While I understand the plea which council is making for his client, I must agree that we must do it right. There are laws and we must ensure that they are adhered to”.Magistrate Carette-George however said that the Defendant should have gone to the Immigration Department to regularize his stay before the visa expired and before his passport was destroyed and that “they need to adhere to our laws and act accordingly”. She noted that there was sufficient time for the Defendant to seek an extension and work permit before the passport was destroyed and he did not, therefore she is ordering that he be removed from the state and not deported so he may return to care for his son if he wishes.In rendering her decision, Magistrate Carette-George told the Defendant through a translator that she would not impose any custodial sentence or fine against him; her order is that he be removed from the state under proper escort and subject to necessary detention. She further advised him that if he chooses to return to Dominica he should ensure that he does it right.Meantime Jean Cadette Cenac who arrived in Dominica on the 23rd of July, 2009 and granted a one month visa did not present himself to an Immigration Officer for an extension of time and therefore violated the Immigration Act of Dominica.He was also represented by Attorney Wayne Norde told Magistrate Carette-George that she had “removed the wind from under his sails” based on her ruling against Pierre Richard Clervilus and therefore he is only asking the Court not to impose a custodial sentence or fine on his client, and have him removed from the state to allow him to return if he wishes to do so.Magistrate Carette-George also ordered that Cenac be removed from the state and advised him to ensure that if he returns to the country he ensures that his documents are in order.Both defendants pleaded guilty to the charges.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

‘Science Extravaganza’ planned at Ivy Tech Lawrenceburg

first_imgLawrenceburg, In. — Ivy Tech Community College is hosting the Science Extravaganza to introduce community members and prospective students to biology-related programs. The event will be from 5:30 to 8 p.m. March 14 at the Ivy Tech Lawrenceburg Riverfront Campus, 50 Walnut St.The Science Extravaganza will feature information about Ivy Tech’s transfer programs with Northern Kentucky University, a career panel discussion, and breakout sessions. Light refreshments will be served, and attendees are encouraged to arrive early to check in and meet with Ivy Tech and NKU faculty.“Students interested in biology can start their career paths at Ivy Tech, where our experienced faculty will help them build a strong foundation in science and prepare them to continue their education,” said Dr. Shyra Tedesco, Ivy Tech Lawrenceburg Life/Physical Science Program Chair. “The Science Extravaganza is the perfect opportunity for anyone in the community, especially students considering a career in science, to learn the many advantages of starting their college education at Ivy Tech and to meet our faculty and industry experts.”Transfer programs with NKU provides students with an opportunity to complete their first two years of college at Ivy Tech to save on tuition and transfer to NKU to study biology or secondary education with a biology concentration. Formally known as Transfer Single Articulation Pathways (TSAP), students transfer into NKU as a junior.The Career Panel Discussion will include a diversified group of panelists from area businesses and organizations with expertise in research science, chiropractic medicine, ecology, genetic counseling, veterinary medicine, lab tech/sales, and high school biology education.Panelists are Dr. Shyra Tedesco of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and Ivy Tech faculty; Scott Rahschulte of Batesville Chiropractic and Natural Health and Ivy Tech faculty; Rob Chapman of Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge and Ivy Tech faculty; Elizabeth Owens-Thomas of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and University of Cincinnati; Madison Schleibaum of Dearborn County PAWS; Chandra Moon of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and Bio-Rad Laboratories; and Val Caudill and Colleen Perfect of Lawrenceburg High School.Breakout sessions will include an optional campus tour and the opportunity to visit with panelists and NKU representatives.last_img read more

Arteta acknowledges Leno,Martinez dilemma

first_img Promoted Content10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithMost Beautiful Female Supermodels From India11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchWhat Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There?10 TV Characters Who Were Destined To Become Iconic5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way “I’m delighted to have both of them. But they both know that on the first day of pre-season, you start again and fight for your place and show us who is the one that deserves the chance to start. “I don’t want to keep them both happy, I want the one that is not playing to be upset. read also:Arteta reveals Arsenal defender deal ‘not finalised’, with hurdles to clear “But upset and then challenge the next player to make him better, or if not, earn his place to do that. It’s not easy to do that. “I personally don’t see any different with goalkeepers to full-backs. They know that, I’ve been really clear with them and hopefully they can make each other better and hopefully the team better.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Arsenal boss, Mikel Arteta, knows he has two great goalkeepers within his first-team squad. Bernd Leno had a very good season, but Emiliano Martinez also performed excellently when Leno was out injured at the end of last season. Now Arteta will have to figure out who plays the most often and when. Leno is fully fit and in pre-season training with Martinez. Asked who would be no.1 to start the season, Arteta told reporters: “I love to have two goalkeepers at the level of Bernd and Emi. “Last season, when Bernd got injured, if somebody had some doubts about Emi’s character or qualities then he’s shown what he’s able to do and he didn’t do it for one game, he did it for 10 or 11 games in a row.Advertisementcenter_img Loading… last_img read more

No surprises in India’s T20I squad for New Zealand tour

first_imgMumbai: India named a familiar 16-member squad for their five-match T20I series in New Zealand starting January 24, leaving out Sanju Samson from the squad which took on Sri Lanka in the just-concluded T20I series at home.Vice-captain Rohit Sharma and pacer Mohammed Shami were named after being rested for the three-match series against Sri Lanka.Shikhar Dhawan retained his place in the side after making a comeback from injury and finding form against Sri Lanka. With in-form K.L. Rahul in the mix, it will be interesting to see who opens the batting with Rohit who is a certainty.India’s T20I squad: Virat Kohli (C), Rohit Sharma (VC), K.L. Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant (WK), Shivam Dube, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Washington Sundar, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Navdeep Saini, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur. IANSAlso Read: K.L. Rahul retains 6th spot, Virat Kohli moves to 9 in T20Is Also Watch: Torch Relay of 3rd Khelo India Youth Games received by District Administration in Kokrajharlast_img read more

ICC World Cup Brian Lara discharged from Mumbai hospital after being admitted for chest pain

first_imghighlights For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Brian Lara, the former West Indies great, was discharged from Mumbai’s Global Hospital in Parel after he was admitted on Tuesday after complaints of chest pain. Lara was discharged from Global Hospital around 12:15 PM on Wednesday after an angiography was performed in which nothing was revealed. Lara had said that he would be back in his hotel room and many of his fans would be hoping that he is back for commentary duties in the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. Lara is currently in Mumbai for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 where he is seen doing commentary and analysis for some of the games.The cricket fraternity heaved a sigh of relief only after Lara spoke in an audio message posted by Cricket West Indies (CWI). “I know everyone is very concerned about what is happening. I may have just extended myself in the gym this morning. I was getting a pain in my chest and I just thought that it was best to see a doctor. I was taken to the hospital, the pain continued obviously and a lot of tests were done,” said Lara.The batting great may have been a tad unwell but his wits were intact even while lying on a hospital bed. “I am just chilling in my hospital bed, watching England versus Australia…not a big fan of England, hopefully, Australia can restrict England… I am going to be alright. My phone is going non-stop so I am going to switch it off. Not that I would like to switch it off because I would like to speak to my family.”He added in the audio message, “Just letting everyone know that I am fine, recovering and I will be back in my hotel room tomorrow. A couple of the tests came back already. Doctors were happy that there is nothing major. Thanks again for your concern.”Before Lara spoke, a source close to the former West Indies captain had said there was nothing to worry about. “He had an angioplasty (a procedure to open narrowed or blocked blood vessels that supply blood to the heart) done two years back and today was a regular check-up as there is always a fear of heart pain. He is fine now and will be discharged soon,” the source had told PTI.Besides his countless fans, Cricket West Indies (CWI) wished him a speedy recovery. “Our prayers and well wishes go out to former West Indies batsman and captain @BrianLara who has been hospitalized in Mumbai due to chest pains. On behalf of all of us at Cricket West Indies, we wish you a speedy recovery,” tweeted CWI.The legendary left-handed batsman is the first and only player to have registered 400 runs in a Test inning, playing the incredible unbeaten knock against England in 2004 in Antigua. He also holds the record for the highest individual score in first-class cricket, 501 not out for Warwickshire against Durham at Edgbaston in 1994.center_img Brian Lara retired from international cricket after 2007 World Cup.Lara holds the record for the highest individual score in Tests and First Class.Brian Lara is on commentary duty in the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup.last_img read more