Jul 2, 2009US cases rise to almost 34,000The United States’ number of pandemic flu cases climbed to 33,902, with 170 deaths, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported today. The new totals reflect 6,185 more cases and 43 more deaths than last week. In its new surveillance report today for the week ending Jun 27, the CDC said flu activity decreased but is still higher than normal for this time of year. The New York/New Jersey area is still reporting elevated activity, as is the Pacific Northwest.[Current CDC numbers]Malta, Uganda report first novel flu casesAuthorities in Malta today confirmed the country’s first two pandemic flu cases, two 26-year-old men who had recently traveled with a group to Spain, Deutsche Presse-Agentur reported. Others from the group also have flu symptoms. Before today’s confirmation, Malta was the only European Union country that had not reported a novel flu case. Elsewhere, Uganda today reported its first case, a 40-year-old British man who had recently arrived from Kenya, Xinhua, China’s state news agency, reported.[Jul 2 DPA article]Paraguay, China report first pandemic flu deathsParaguay’s health ministry today reported the nation’s first novel flu death, a man in his 60s, Agence France-Presse (AFP) reported. No details were available about any preexisting conditions. Meanwhile, China’s state media said a woman who was hospitalized with a novel H1N1 infection was found dead yesterday in a hospital bathroom, according to the Associated Press. She was reportedly recovering and her death is under investigation.[Jul 2 AFP story]UK moves away from flu containment measuresThe United Kingdom is moving from a novel flu containment strategy to focus more of its resources on more vulnerable patients, AFP reported yesterday. Prime Minister Gordon Brown announced the change yesterday, noting that case numbers spiked by 2,000 over the past week and that a “more flexible and local approach” will be used in hard-hit areas. Media reports say hot spots include London, the West Midlands, and Glasgow.[Jul 1 AFP story]Argentina authorities criticize government’s flu responseSome health officials in Argentina are criticizing the government for rejecting calls to postpone the nation’s recent election, a move they say could have avoided the virus’s spread at crowded polling places and focused the public’s attention on pandemic issues, the New York Times reported yesterday. The officials said the health minister who just resigned was among those who recommended postponing the election. Increased flu cases prompted an emergency declaration in Buenos Aires.[Jul 1 New York Times article]Obama convenes flu summit for next weekPresident Obama has called a “flu summit” on Jul 9 to discuss the nation’s pandemic flu preparedness plans for the fall, CNN reported yesterday. The meeting will be held at the National Institutes of Health and be led by Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. On Jul 30 Obama met with federal officials who helped manage the 1976 influenza outbreak to discuss lessons learned from their experience.[Jul 1 CNN story]US to supply Tamiflu to Latin America, CaribbeanHHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced today that the country will supply 420,000 treatment courses of oseltamavir (Tamiflu) to the Pan-American Health Organization to fight novel H1N1 flu in Latin America and Caribbean countries. She announced the effort while attending a series of meetings in Cancun, Mexico, for health ministers throughout the Americas.[Jul 2 HHS statement]Japan reports its first antiviral resistant novel flu caseJapan’s health ministry today confirmed the country’s first instance of oseltamivir (Tamiflu) resistance in a novel flu virus, Reuters reported. The patient, from Osaka prefecture, was sick with the new H1N1 virus in mid May and has since recovered. A health ministry spokesman said the patient’s sensitivity to the drug has not been tested yet. Danish officials reported the world’s first oseltamivir-resistant novel flu case Jun 29.[Jul 2 Reuters article]
When we return to nature, totally aDORAble things start to happen and that is exactly how the story of this family farm began, which is dedicated to enriching the taste of food on your table. All products in a completely natural and this new brand so simply and originally tells an autochthonous Croatian story. “I planted a mini spice garden that was available to my guests, I dragged an old wooden boat under the fig tree, rearranged it (bow into a” bar “with high chairs), made kids corner, book corner, etc. Mostly I tried to be” different ”and show the guest that I care. I wrote to everyone on the island of Krk and beyond (tourist boards, associations of various….) Unfortunately, these actions often went unanswered or diplomatic. I managed to make them know about me even though they don’t do anything. ” the story of Danielle who last year did an experiment on the Airbnb experience, “aDORAble taste of Mediterranean” which turned out to be great. The base was a story about the types of salt, about Nin’s bio-sea salt and the flower of salt from the small Saltworks Ramov. A classic story of little people and struggles for survival, creativity screams from this woman, an idea of how much you want and I expect that everyone will hear about this story soon. Danijela Drčec stands behind this entrepreneurial idea which she openly conveyed to us and told her story. This is an example of what a host should look like in tourism. “aDORAble is a family project. It is very important to me that our children, Josip 11 years old and Dora 8,5 years old, are satisfied and involved in development according to their age. Everyone has their favorite jam, salt. They suggest new flavors or products, actively participate in brand development. Here, Dora’s name is in the title as well. They experiment and prepare simple meals themselves. The family farm is great among other things and for very useful lessons for children. We teach them patience (eg chili takes 4 months from seed to fruit), misunderstanding (food does not “grow” on the shelf in the store), useful work (they participate in parts of the process according to their age) ” Daniel tells his story. Bravo and I hope there will be more stories like this… “I have been a registered landlord for 11 years, and for the last six years, after being fired from the corporation, I have been more intensively involved in tourism. I go furiously to the tourist boards and complete access to tourism and guests on Krk, but then I (still) reset myself and start working on “my backyard” all I can. I have been an Airbnb super host since 2015 and I found myself on that platform and with that guest profile. I just enjoyed being able to (positively) influence someone’s GO. I started telling stories about flavors, wild herbs, getting citrus and carob from Vis, local cheese, oil, prosciutto,… I started to produce liqueurs, jams, syrups, and finally flavored salts and hot sauces… ” “Guests were able to taste several snacks that were created with the addition of aDORAble flavored salts. I set myself the task of telling as many pages as possible the story of our sea salt and the additives with which I refine it. All my guests know about motar in different variants (in salt, pickled, and even raw). It is interesting that many locals on the island do not know about the motorbike or consume it. I really think that through the flavors of salt I can tell the story of the whole of Croatia. For example, salt with bacon of black Slavonian pigs, with greaves, salt with an autochthonous variety of Slavonian wine, salt and truffles for Istria, Gorska Hrvatska through combinations of various wild herbs, salt and citrus and Mediterranean coastal herbs… the idea is full. Again, I started from the foods available and familiar to me so I keep researching and trying to make progress. An extremely interesting area for me is wild edible herbs ” concludes his story Daniel. In the orchard they have old varieties of apples and berries, plums, peaches, grapes. Of the vegetables, their largest plantations are chili peppers: from seeds, through seedlings to the final product, they grow over 20 different varieties in a combination of urban farming and a classic vegetable garden. This is how a small entrepreneurial story about marketing products with a great name begins aDORAble. “The wish list is long, but considering the brand’s experience, that’s normal, isn’t it? We are a young brand and we believe that the best is yet to come. We want to develop a family business through our own space, ie a mini sales and production gallery, various collaborations (with tourist communities on the project of creating taste for their area / region, with chefs developing a premium product line, with winemakers to tell the story of indigenous wine varieties, etc.), webshop, increasing and improving the conditions and capacity of plantations. We want to become a recognizable gastro brand in our part of business ” emphasizes Danijela, whose orchards and gardens are located in Zagorje, and a smaller part on the island of Krk.
Topics : Struggling to avoid the collapse of the health system as the pandemic surges in Brazil, authorities have set up a field hospital in the parking lot at Rio de Janeiro’s iconic Maracana stadium.Paradoxically, the venue also began hosting matches again last week, after a three-month coronavirus hiatus on all professional football across the continent. The state of Rio de Janeiro will allow football fans into stadiums from July 10, initially at one-third capacity, according to an official decree.Capacity will move to two-thirds from August 1, while stadiums will be able to function with no restrictions from August 16, said the decree published by Rio townhall on Friday.The initial easing must allow for 4 sqm per person and ticket sales will only be online. The Rio state championship has been the first to resume in South America, a region hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic.The league, comprising professional teams within Rio state, resumed behind closed doors on June 18.Brazil has the second-highest number of infections and deaths from the new coronavirus worldwide, after the United States: more than 1.2 million and 55,000, respectively.And one of Brazil’s top football clubs, Fluminense, won its battle Friday not to play matches at a stadium also serving as a coronavirus hospital, which it argued was disrespectful to victims and their families.
“Could we go down a Danish-style route, an ATP-style route, where a bit of what you’ve got is guaranteed and a bit of what you’ve got is variable?” he asked.Webb admitted that one of the challenges of such an approach would be the “hefty” solvency requirements associated with any such level of guarantee, but he said existing models could allow for guarantees “at a much more affordable cost”.“Or could we go down a collective DC (CDC) model, which is not certain, but it may have reduced volatility and better average outcomes, depending on how you passed it?” he asked.The minister suggested the retention of DB models, even without “any of the bells and the whistles”, would be his goal.“It will still be a pension that’s linked with what you used to earn,” he said. “For me, that’s the golden standard.”He has previously said the end of contracting out of the state pension removed the rationale for occupational schemes needing to provide indexation protection, and his department has also floated the idea of stripping DB funds of spousal benefits.He also said DA would allow for an element of flexibility.“What we want to do is not prescribe, not set down a law that says ‘there are three ways you can do pension, and here’s what they are’, but to say ‘here’s a set of models, you can choose’,” he said.Webb did not directly reference previous proposals for a DC smoothing fund during his speech, but Pension Protection Fund (PPF) chief executive Alan Rubenstein addressed the issue in his own keynote earlier the same day.“There was for a while talk, as you know, of a DC PPF, and we’ll obviously have to wait for the consultation document,” he said.“But my sense is that has now, as you say, gone on the back burner, and we are really much more talking about the idea of ‘do we want Dutch style-CDC, or do we want Danish-style ATP?’” The UK government’s defined ambition (DA) agenda should see it consider a system similar to Denmark’s ATP, pensions minister Steve Webb has suggested.Offering a glimpse of which ideas a forthcoming paper on DA would examine, he said the Department for Work & Pensions (DWP) had “honed down” the list of proposals over the large number contained within last year’s consultation. The Liberal Democrat minister admitted he was working to a dual deadline, trying to implement change before the next general election in 2015, but also conscious of the potential changes companies could implement, as the end of contracting out of the state pension causes sponsors to reassess their defined benefit (DB) schemes.He said that, due to the prevailing mood that defined contribution (DC) was the future, several proposals allowing “firms to go the extra mile” within the system would be put forward.
12 Coolidge St, Mount LouisaMORE properties were sold in Kirwan in the 12 months to April than any other Townsville suburb, with a house sold once every 48 hours.According to the latest CoreLogic figures, 246 homes were sold in Kirwan during that 12-month period. Mount Louisa came in second place with 102 homes sold, while Kelso was third with 95 sold.Nicole Plozza from Ray White Geaney Property Group Douglas sold 33 Eureka Cres in Kirwan after it had been on the market for less than two weeks.Ms Plozza said while it wasn’t surprising that Kirwan had so many sales, since it was Townsville’s largest suburb, it also had plenty to offer buyers.“I’ve also been selling properties off the market there,” she said.“It is Townsville’s largest suburb for the number of homes, but I think it’s also the fact that with the Northern Beaches growing like it is going, it has become really central and attractive to a lot of people.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020“There is a diverse range of prices because you have the older properties, but then you have newer, more expensive stock as well.“It’s really popular with a whole range of buyers.”Ms Plozza said she had sold property in Kirwan to everyone from first-home buyers to downsizers and families.Ray White Geaney Property Group agent Sean Breitkreutz recently sold 12 Coolidge St, Mount Louisa, and revealed he had several disappointed buyers who missed out on the property and were still house hunting in the suburb.“The people that ended up buying that house were from down south and didn’t know the Townsville market, but they liked how quiet it was and said that it felt like a really safe place to live,” he said.“Mount Louisa is also really central and it has a real sense of community.“There are a lot of first-home buyers who have bought there and have seen good value in buying an established property instead of spending more on a new home.“It also has a bit of everything, because you’ve got million-dollar homes, but then you also have some areas with houses in the high $100,000s.”
Emily Seebohm with her puppy, Pongo, at home in Hendra. Picture: Nigel Hallett.EMILY Seebohm is a champion Australian swimmer and Olympic medallist. She lives in Brisbane with her dog, Pongo. 5. If money was no option, what would be your fantasy home and where? Emily Seebohm with a medal during a ceremony for the Women’s 200m Backstroke final of the 14th FINA World Swimming Championships at Hangzhou Olympic Sports Expo. Photo: Lintao Zhang/Getty Images.3. What would you change about your home? I would change my study to have more natural light.At the moment it’s in a room with no natural light.4. What is the best thing about your suburb? My family live on the same street! I would have to say Bora Bora, just because I love the ocean and swimming and being around water. 1. Where do you live and why? Hendra, because it’s a beautiful area and close to my training pools.2. What do you love about your home? My pool.Even though I am always in the water, I like to just sit and enjoy some sunshine and swimming at home.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours ago
With the IMO’s 2020 global sulphur cap coming ever closer, LNG as a marine fuel is gaining more and more interest, and the supply side is responding with the number of bunkering vessels expected to double by 2020. In his comment on the current state of the LNG as a marine fuel, Peter Keller, SEALNG Chairman said the “supply-side is also responding aggressively.”“The bulk LNG infrastructure is largely built, what remains is the last mile, in which the industry is showing a growing appetite to invest,” Keller said.The number of LNG bunkering vessels has grown from one, at the beginning of 2017 to six in early 2018, with these numbers expected at least to double by 2020.To effectively incentivise the developments needed to realise a competitive global LNG value chain for cleaner maritime shipping by 2020, there needs to be a fact-based case for LNG as a marine fuel to the shipping industry, which includes investors, bankers, shipping lines, bunkering companies, ports, and other enabling stakeholders such as shippers, governments, regulators, and local communities.Keller noted that the LNG bunkering coalition, SEALNG will focus on better understanding stakeholders and decision makers in different geographies; who they are, what are their informational and data needs, and how to communicate with them most effectively to make the case for LNG as a marine fuel?It also intends to develop content and data that decision makers can use as they evaluate future fuel alternatives and make decisions.The industry continues to require credible, fact-based material, backed-up by academic research as necessary, on the emissions, investment and infrastructure case for LNG, Keller said.In terms of emissions, most agree that LNG essentially eliminates both SOx and PM emissions and reduces NOx by up to 90 percent. Likewise, various studies show that LNG offers serious GHG emissions reductions. Certainly, there are still many open and important questions relating to the global warming implications of methane emissions in natural gas production and transportation as well as methane slippage in marine engines.In collaboration with partners such as the Society for Gas as a Marine Fuel (SGMF), SEALNG has engaged in an analysis which will compare full lifecycle, well-to-wake GHG emissions of LNG-fuelled propulsion systems with IMO 2020 compliant oil-based solutions such as low sulphur fuels and high sulphur fuels with exhaust abatement; for example, scrubbers.Investment in assets is always a huge issue, Keller adds.In terms of investment, unfortunately, there remains a lack of clarity surrounding the potential for LNG among many shipping lines and investors.Many do not have adequate information and data to fully analyze the case for LNG. New-build investment decisions may often be predicated upon incomplete data and analysis and inappropriate or incomplete metrics.The investment casework that SEALNG is undertaking will consist of two complementary phases. In Phase I, the coalition will develop a comparative analysis of the qualitative factors that should help inform new build investment decisions.In Phase II SEALNG will use an investment model capable of evaluating specific vessel types, servicing different global shipping routes, using different propulsion systems to explore new-build investment choices under a range of scenarios, such as varying fuel prices and capital expenditure assumptions. This will be based on operational data and assumptions agreed by SEALNG members using publicly available sources.The question of infrastructure continues to be on the top of many LNG investment lists.SEALNG’s work consists of two streams and is currently in the early phases of implementation, Keller said.Answering the question posed by the shipping lines whether there will be enough available infrastructure where needed, is the first stream of work while the second stream of work is to share insights from actual infrastructure projects in the form of member case studies.SEALNG is confident that once the fact base is set out in a clear and credible manner for the global shipping industry, LNG will move from the ‘chicken and egg’ to the implementation phase as investor confidence grows throughout the marine value chain and knowledge spreads to key enablers such as bankers, ports, regulators, and local authorities, Keller concluded.
The curtain came down on Jenna McCorkell’s Sochi 2014 campaign and, it would seem, her Olympic career on Wednesday after the Briton’s short programme effort proved not quite enough to see her through to the women’s free skate, with her finishing one place and 0.22 points short of the cut. Press Association “Having the team event (in which GB failed to make it to the free skate as well), it was really great for me to be able to get out there on the Olympic ice under that pressure and really put down what I had to do. “Then again today, a little cloud was coming back a little bit this morning, and it took a bit of work to push it away again.” Defending Olympic champion Kim Yu Na came first with a score of 74.92. McCorkell said just prior to the start of the Sochi Winter Games that she would make a decision on her future after next month’s World Championships, and she looks set to call time on a career in which she has accumulated 11 British titles. She will look back on this competition with a degree of disappointment at not securing the chance to perform her free routine, but McCorkell insisted she was pleased with her display on Wednesday, feeling satisfied that the demons of her Olympic debut at Vancouver 2010, where she fell during her short programme and finished 29th, had continued to be exorcised. McCorkell was “over the moon” with her first taste of Olympic action since those Games, her short programme display in the new team event early in the Sochi schedule which earned her a season’s best score of 50.09. And with regard to Wednesday’s exploits, she said: “I skated the best I could and I performed all the elements, so I’m not disappointed. “I think the points were a little bit affected just by the second mark, but I had a feeling they would be because I had a pretty bad draw, starting in the first group. “The triple toe wasn’t as perfect as it possibly could have been, but it was there, it was done – I didn’t fall. I did my best, so I was pleased with it.” She added: “I have proved it twice now, so that Vancouver cloud can go away and leave me alone! “It is always one of those that is going to hang over you and it has been playing on my mind a little bit. Fifth up of 30 competitors at the Iceberg Skating Palace, McCorkell produced a performance that drew a score of 48.34 points – higher than the mark awarded to two of those who had been on before her and the very next skater. It also bettered the score awarded to two further athletes, but otherwise, the 27-year-old from Northern Ireland continued to slip down the standings and eventually finished in 25th, directly below the top-24 qualification cut-off point.
Even with Virginia and Syracuse on bye, the Atlantic Coast Conference still kept things busy in Week 5. Every intraconference game was decided by eight points or fewer and one team had a special trick up its sleeve.Intra-Conference:Quarterback Marquise Williams caught a 37-yard touchdown pass when North Carolina (4-1, 1-0 Atlantic Coast) ran a trick play in its eventual 38-31 win over Georgia Tech (2-3, 0-2). Pittsburgh (3-1, 1-0) saw redshirt freshman running back Qadree Ollison rush for 122 yards on 19 carries as the Panthers beat Virginia Tech (2-3, 0-1), 17-13.Quarterback Lamar Jackson’s 121 rushing yards led Louisville (2-3, 1-1) to 20-13 win, handing NC State (4-1, 0-1) its first loss.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textDuke (4-1, 2-0) won a game without scoring a touchdown for the first time since 1978 as Ross Martin kicked the Blue Devils over Boston College (3-2, 0-2) by a final score of 9-7.Dalvin Cook ran for 94 yards before leaving with a hamstring injury, but No. 11 Florida State (4-0, 2-0) didn’t slow down with Cook’s exit. Johnathan Vickers ran for a touchdown in Cook’s absence as the Seminoles won 24-16 over Wake Forest (2-3, 0-2). Winners:After scoring a last-second touchdown, No. 6 Notre Dame had to try a two-point conversion to tie the game with No. 12 Clemson (4-0, 2-0), but a Tigers goal-line stand gave Clemson the win over the higher-ranked opponent.Losers:On Thursday, Miami (3-1) fell to Cincinnati on the road by a score of 34-23.Here are the current ACC standings: Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 4, 2015 at 6:28 pm Contact Sam: firstname.lastname@example.org | @Sam4TR Comments
Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Meanwhile, the Clippers were without Redick, their energizer guard who is now out 6-8 weeks with a broken bone and torn ligament in his right hand.And the Pacers brought the league’s best record to a West Coast road trip and emerged with a 16-1 record behind George, who had 27 points, and David West, who had 24 points and 12 rebounds. Center Roy Hibbert added 19 points and eight rebounds.“They came in with a purpose,” Rivers said of the Pacers. “This was their first game on the West Coast trip and you could see their seriousness at the beginning of the game. They were locked in and we were not.”Jamal Crawford came off the bench to lead the Clippers with 20 points. Paul played 34 minutes and had 17 points and 10 assists, Blake Griffin had 16 points and 12 rebounds, and the bench provided 44 points and defensive energy.Yet the Clippers had only enough to catch the Pacers, not pass them.“I didn’t think we did a good job of competing in the first half,” Griffin said. “Our second team did compete in the first half, in the second quarter they did a great job.”Indiana jumped out to an 11-point lead, but the Clippers caught and passed them to take a 41-40 lead in the second quarter. That lasted about 20 seconds, or as long as it took for George to hit a 3-pointer.West’s jumper at the halftime buzzer after an offensive rebound gave the Pacers a 53-47 lead and served as a bit of an omen of what was to come.“It was a hard-fought game,” Crawford said. “A play here, a play there could change the complexion of the game. We got off to a slow start for whatever reason and then we got it going in the second quarter. In the third quarter we started a little bit slow and got it going in the fourth.Willie Green got the start in Redick’s place but scored only two points in 15 minutes. When the Clippers were on the comeback trail in the final period, Crawford joined the four starters.“It’s going to take some getting used to,” Crawford said of playing without Redick, who was averaging 15.8 points. “Obviously, J.J. has been having a great season. I said time and time again he is one of the better starting two-guards in the league and we have a flow within that starting unit.”The Clippers will now embark on a seven-game road trip back east that begins Wednesday in Atlanta.“We can learn a lot about ourselves, how we approach each game, not thinking about the next one, always thinking about the first one,” Paul said. “I always say you can’t win ‘em all without winning the first one.” It was the energy of the reserves that brought the Clippers back from a 14-point deficit. It was Jamal Crawford denying a pass to Indiana’s Paul George, coming up with the steal and getting the ball ahead to Darren Collison for a dunk to tie the game at 94-94 with 4 1/2 minutes left.Yet they gave the lead back immediately and were fighting back again until a shot by Paul went in and out with 31.9 seconds left. But the Clippers couldn’t pull down a rebound and were twice forced to foul, and the Pacers put the game away at the free-throw line.“I was mad at myself that I missed two shots,” Paul said. “I try to pride myself on end-of-game situations, knowing the time to score and put yourself in a position to win. I know if I make one those shots, a seven-second differential in the game clock, we could have gotten a stop and had a chance to win the game.“I was just disgusted with myself because I got the shot that I wanted.”Paul missed Friday night’s game at Sacramento with a hamstring strain and got some extra ice treatment on the leg during the fourth quarter, but he said he was fine. Chris Paul returned to the lineup, but the Clippers had to begin life without J.J. Redick for awhile Sunday. They also appeared to wait for a while to join the regularly scheduled game that was already in progress.The Clippers recovered from a slow start but couldn’t hit the one shot or grab the one rebound that could have made the difference Sunday in a 105-100 loss to the Indiana Pacers.“Well, we have to compete for 48 minutes,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said. “I thought in the second half we joined the game, and then it was a game.”