Man’s death raises Indonesia’s H5N1 toll to 85

first_imgSep 6, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – Indonesian health ministry officials today reported a fatal H5N1 avian influenza infection in a 33-year-old man from the island of Sumatra.Joko Suyono, an official at the health ministry’s avian flu center, said the man was from Riau province and had contact with chickens before becoming ill on Aug 25, according to Xinhua, China’s state news agency. “He processed chicken that he bought from a nearby market,” Suyono told Xinhua.The man, a plantation worker, was hospitalized 10 days ago with a high fever, a cough, and breathing difficulties, Arman Zubair, another health ministry official, told the Associated Press (AP) today. He said the man previously seemed to be recovering, but his infection worsened suddenly and he died today, the AP reported.If the case is confirmed by the World Health Organization (WHO), it will go down as Indonesia’s 85th avian flu fatality and 106th case. Indonesia has the world’s highest toll of H5N1 cases and deaths. The WHO’s global H5N1 count is 327 cases with 199 deaths.Animal-health experts believe the H5N1 virus has become endemic in poultry in some parts of Indonesia. In August, the country’s resort island of Bali reported its first two human H5N1 cases, both fatal.last_img read more

Manuel Pellegrini will not discuss rumours of Man City interest in Lionel Messi

first_img After successive defeats, City boss Pellegrini insists Saturday’s clash with Southampton is his priority, not fuelling speculation the club are preparing to make an audacious £800,000-per-week offer for the Barcelona superstar. And he will have to make do without Joe Hart for that game, after confirming the England goalkeeper will be out for around 10 days with a hamstring injury. Press Association Manuel Pellegrini has refused to discuss fresh rumours linking Manchester City with Lionel Messi. But the return of Silva provides a big lift after a nine-game absence with an ankle problem while the availability of Bony increases attacking options at a time when Sergio Aguero still lacks match-sharpness. Pellegrini said: “David is a very important player, the same as Kun – one of the players that is very difficult to replace. I hope both of them can recover.” With a 0-0 draw at Aston Villa earlier this month, City have actually gone three games without a win but Pellegrini is not overly concerned about form yet. He said: “Maybe one defeat in this club is a crisis for this club, in the media. Of course you worry when you don’t win two games in a row but if you take an overall view I think we are having a very good season.” Southampton are likely to provide another strong test having not yet lost away from home in the Premier :League this season. Pellegrini said: “In Premier League you never know which team will win against the other. You see Liverpool come here and beat us but Crystal Palace went to Liverpool and beat them, and after that Sunderland beat Crystal Palace. “Southampton are having a good season. They have good players and we need to play in a high performance if we want to win.” The absence of Hart means third-choice Richard Wright, the 38-year-old former England international, will be on the City bench. He last played in the top flight for Everton nine years ago and has not played a competitive game at any level since appearing for Ipswich in 2011. On the positive side, David Silva and Wilfried Bony are available again as City look to bounce back from last week’s Barclays Premier League mauling by Liverpool and Wednesday’s Champions League loss at Juventus. Asked about the Messi speculation at his latest press conference, Pellegrini said: “I don’t talk about rumours. I think every manager in the world would like Lionel Messi.” When pressed further, Pellegrini – who was similarly reluctant to talk about reports linking Pep Guardiola with his job – said simply: “I think we must win against Southampton.” City slipped to third after their 4-1 hammering by Liverpool but with top two Leicester and Manchester United playing each other, they have a chance to make up ground this weekend. The loss of Hart, who has been in fine form this season, is undoubtedly a blow but Pellegrini has confidence in his replacement Willy Caballero. Pellegrini said: “I think he will be around 10 days out. Fortunately it is not a very serious injury but it is a muscle injury so it is important for him to recover well. “But I never complain about players who are injured. That is why we have a squad. We lost Joe in a very good moment but it is what happens. I trust a lot in Willy Caballero. I am sure he will have a good performance in these games.” City have been troubled greatly by injuries in recent weeks with Hart joining captain Vincent Kompany, Eliaquim Mangala, Pablo Zabaleta and Samir Nasri on the sidelines. last_img read more

Jeremy Lin, Byron Scott debate merits of L.A. Lakers’ pick-and-roll play

first_img“I’m a player who will take what the defense gives me,” Lin said. “Whatever it is, if they’re giving me the shot, I’m going to shoot it. If not, I’ll try to get someone else a good shot.”Injury updateThe Lakers listed forward Nick Young as questionable to play in Sunday’s game against Dallas because of a swollen left knee. Scott hoped Young could work out on Saturday during the team’s day off. But the Lakers decided it would be best for Young to rest. His injury has kept him out for the past six games. Helping outLakers forward Jordan Hill attended the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure event at Dodger Stadium on Saturday morning, an event that helps raise funds for cancer treatment. In recent seasons, Hill also has purchased tickets and invited breast-cancer survivors to attend various Lakers’ games.Hill’s mother, Carol, died because of complications with breast cancer when he was 3 years old. Hill’s sister and stepmother also detected early signs of breast cancer and successfully received treatment.“I’m loving it,” Hill said. “I’m going to do whatever I can and do as much support as possible and be there for my mom and who ever else has had the disease.” The two have remained respectful of each other through both the good and the bad. But rarely have Lakers coach Byron Scott and Lakers guard Jeremy Lin ever agreed on much regarding both his early-season struggles and his recent success following the NBA All-Star break. Lin enters Sunday’s game against the Dallas Mavericks (40-24) at Staples Center averaging 15.5 points on 47.4 percent shooting, 5.63 assists and .88 turnovers in 25.12 minutes per game through eight contests following the All-Star break. That marks a sharp increase from when Lin averaged 10.2 points on 42.6 percent shooting, 4.6 assists and 2.7 turnovers in 25.5 minutes per game before the break.“He’s more comfortable,” Scott said. “He’s not thinking so much out there.” Yet, Lin argued he mostly feels comfortable because Scott has granted him both more freedom to run the offense and run more pick-and-roll plays. “That’s who I am,” said Lin, whose $14.9 million contract expires this offseason. “That’s what allowed me to have success in the past. That’s the reason why people are paying me money to play pick-and-roll.”Scott initially remained reluctant for Lin to play pick-and-roll because he believed the play stunted the team’s ball movement. Scott also preferred varying up the playbook to read how defenses were guarding various offensive approaches. “Everybody is stationary and it’s easy to guard,” Scott said of the pick-and-roll. “You go to that in a late game situation when you got guys who are rolling pretty good. That’s a different story. But to start the game with that is something I didn’t like.”Lin has run the play more since the All-Star break. But he said this new trend happened without having any dialogue with Scott about it. Lin also disagreed with Scott’s assessment that the play hurt ball movement.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

How did 49ers pull off game-winning play of Garoppolo to Wilson?

first_imgSANTA CLARA — As backstories go, the 49ers own an entertaining and well-scripted one that led to Jimmy Garoppolo’s go-ahead, last-minute touchdown pass Sunday to Jeff Wilson Jr.A replay review, which confirmed a first-down call, afforded time the 49ers to put their master plan in motion.“Honestly we were in the huddle initially and it was Tevin (Coleman) next to me. Then I went to the sideline, talked to Kyle, came … Click here if you’re unable to view the photo gallery on your mobile device.last_img read more

Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast, July 29, 2019

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Warm and dry again for most of the day today, but there are changes to our weather pattern coming, if only for a brief time. A cold front is lurking off to the north and west, and will directly affect weather here late this afternoon on though the overnight. Sun will be followed by increasing clouds this morning into afternoon, and the front starts to nose into northern and western parts of the state by sunset. This will bring rains on through tonight and midday tomorrow from .25”-.6” over 70% of Ohio. All action should be done by tomorrow afternoon at the latest, and sooner in NW and western Ohio.  Dry weather is back for tomorrow through the end of the week. We see little to no rain potential for those days, but as temps climb, we may have to be on the lookout for a few pop up showers here and there. Clouds may be slow to give way to full sunshine tomorrow and Wednesday, but we still see more sun than clouds.  Sunday could bring increasing clouds back to the state, but moisture potential looks smaller for the early week period next week than it did 24 hours ago. Models still have some uncertainty about where low pressure and surface moisture develops. There is potential for a strong storm complex coming in from the west that is a slow moving rain maker for all areas. However, we are going to wait for more data before making projection. If the rest of this week turns out as dry as we think is possible, then that would really decrease the amount of moisture that could make it to the surface out of any system early next week. Stay tuned. The map at right shows 10 day rain totals with our drier bias for the time being. These totals would be well below normal for this 10 day period. One thing for sure, though, temps will be climbing from late this week through next, and we should see humidity levels rise as well. That will take us to above normal levels for the weekend forward.last_img read more

Using Your Mobile Phone as a Proximity Sensor

first_imgIn the concept video, distance measurements are used to determine proximity and do things such as enable/disable a laptop, find a lost teddy bear, enable access in a hospital room for a doctor, identify nearby patient info and then download the correct records to the doctor, and advise of approaching friends. Other concepts shown in the video include an in-store location application guide for shoppers, proximity of tagged clothing, and information transfer capability with patient data.The functionality shown by DecaWave is still emerging. Probably the most likely place we’ll see sensor data make an impact in the short-term is on our roads. Using your mobile phone, you could get a real-time update of traffic conditions via sensors embedded in the road. This possibility excites even those who don’t currently use the Mobile Internet. In a recent report on mobile internet usage, checking real time travel updates was listed by 33% of respondents as “the most interesting to those that don’t currently use mobile internet.”Over the next few years, expect to see sensor-driven data add to the functionality and breadth of mobile phone location platforms. Let us know your thoughts. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts Tags:#Internet of Things#NYT#web As Marshall Kirkpatrick wrote earlier, “where you are” has became a platform to build added value on top of – just as “who you know” has on Facebook and “what you’re doing” on Twitter. Marshall outlined some current use cases for location data – showing nearby restaurants and ratings, advertising, local news, events, Wikipedia data about local buildings.All of that functionality can be achieved right now using geo-location data from your iPhone or Android device, data from local places (e.g. address data), metadata from businesses (e.g. pricing from local shops) and people data (e.g. user check-ins from Foursquare or Brightkite). As impressive as that is, it’s really just the beginning. Imagine the possibilities when you add data from sensors.DecaWave’s ScenSor uses wireless radio chips to enable “precision RTLS (Real Time Location Systems) applications.” Earlier today we noted that the era of location-as-platform has arrived in 2010, care of mobile services such as Foursquare and Brightkite.In the latest in our series exploring the integration of mobile phones with Internet of Things, we look at what kinds of things you can do using your phone as a proximity sensor. Right now most of the use cases are social – for example, your phone lets you see who else is in the same location as you. But what will emerge when we add data from sensors to the mix? It becomes much more than a social platform then, because it adds millions of ‘things’ to the equation.RWW’s Mobile Web Meets Internet of Things Series:Mobile Apps For Barcode ScanningiPhone as RFID Tag & ReaderSensors & Mobile PhonesMobile Phone as Proximity Sensorcenter_img richard macmanus Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Azkals forge tie with Yemenis, inch closer toward AFC Asian Cup slot

first_imgLATEST STORIES The Azkals struggled to break down the Yemenis for most of the match until Ott, who plays for Angthong United in the Thai second division, got on the end of a clever ball from Paul Mulders and beat Mohammad Ayash at his near post for the equalizer.The result increased the Azkals’ tally to eight points, two ahead of Tajikistan and Yemen, which play against each other in November in Dushanbe.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Azkals can seal qualification in the continent’s showpiece tournament with a victory over Nepal in Kathmandu on Nov. 14.With only a point to show from its first four matches, the Nepalese are virtually out of the running for an AFC Cup berth. MOST READ FILE  Photo by: Tristan Tamayo/Inquirer.netSummoning its old, fighting form, the Philippines moved within a whisker of an AFC Asian Cup spot after salvaging a 1-1 draw with Yemen Tuesday night at Al Wakrah Stadium in Doha, Qatar.For the second straight game, the Azkals needed a late goal to secure a point against the Yemenis as Mike Ott struck in the 89th minute to keep the Filipinos in pole position in Group F, where the top two sides will qualify for the tournament in the United Arab Emirates in 2019.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  “We’re going to close the deal in Nepal,” vowed Azkals coach Thomas Dooley. “We came here to win, but at least we didn’t lose. We’re very happy with the point.”“The team didn’t deserve to go home with a loss. The spirit was great, the preparation was great for this game. I’m actually satisfied overall.”Tawfik Ali put Yemen ahead with an opportunistic strike in the 63rd minute after the Azkals failed to clear a corner.The Azkals quickly brought more men forward with little effect until substitute Junior Muñoz showed grit and determination as he marauded down the right and cut the ball back for Phil Younghusband, who took a touch for Mulders.Ott managed to stay onside before showing composure to finish as the Azkals found the equalizer right at the death.ADVERTISEMENT CIMB Classic: Pagunsan assured of P.65 million Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games View comments With four regular starters out due to injuries, Dooley tinkered with his lineup, giving JPV Marikina defender Sean Kane a surprise start at central defense, while Davao Aguilas’ Simone Rota returned from injury and Daisuke Sato regained his leftback spot. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Read Next BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMClast_img read more

Rosaiah has chosen sycophancy over the law

first_imgCan the chief minister of a state participate in a protest demonstration violating the prohibitory orders imposed by his own government? Well, that was exactly what Andhra Pradesh chief minister K. Rosaiah did last week, kicking up a major political controversy.Rosaiah participated in a dharna at the Basheerbagh cross roads in Hyderabad along with hundreds of party leaders and cadres to protest against the derogatory remarks made by former Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh president K. S. Sudarshan against Congress president Sonia Gandhi.What the chief minister and other Congress leaders ignored was that the area has been declared as “Red Zone” as per the police records, since it falls within one kilometre distance from the Andhra Pradesh Assembly, where prohibitory orders under Section 144 of Criminal Procedure Code are always in force. The place is also adjacent to the Hyderabad City Police Commissionerate and Police Control Room.But the police turned a blind eye towards the protest demonstration for more than two hours. Only after the demonstration ended, the police entered the scene and took into custody some leaders including Congress MPs Anjan Kumar Yadav, V. Hanumantha Rao and a few state Congress leaders and let them off later. They did not dare book any case against Rosaiah and his cabinet colleagues for participating in the dharna violating prohibitory orders.The opposition parties lost no time in raising a hue and cry over Rosaiah’s participation in the demonstration. Telugu Desam Party politburo member K. Yerrannaidu demanded that a case should be registered against the chief minister for violating the law.advertisement”Never in the history of the state had any chief minister participated in a dharna. Rosaiah not only set aside the protocol norms, but also violated the existing rules and regulations violating prohibitory rules,” he said and alleged that the chief minister was only trying to get into the good books of Madam Sonia Gandhi by participating in the dharna.Lok Satta Party president Dr Jayaprakash Narayana said that Rosaiah had set a bad precedent by taking part in the sit-in demonstration in violation of prohibitory orders.”Had it been any other political party’s demonstration, the police would have taken the agitators into custody for causing disruption to public life. But, they did not touch the chief minister. In fact, by not arresting the Chief Minister and others for violating law, the police has in fact lost a golden opportunity to demonstrate that all are equal in the eyes of the law,” he said.The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) took the issue very seriously.A delegation of BJP leaders lodged a complaint with Governor E. S. L. Narasimhan, demanding dismissal of Rosaiah from the chief minister post for encouraging lawlessness.”The Chief Minister is supposed to safeguard the Constitution and implement the rule of law. If Rosaiah himself violates the law, who will follow the rules hereafter?” BJP state president G. Kishan Reddy said.Interestingly, Rosaiah’s dharna reminded political observers of a similar action by former Telugu Desam Party chief minister N. T. Rama Rao in the 1980s, when Congress workers led by the then Pradesh Congress president Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy were demonstrating at the main gate of the State Secretariat demanding the Chief Minister to provide solutions to problems in the Rayalaseema region.When the Congress workers tried to gherao him, N. T. Rama Rao got down from his car and squatted on the road for a couple of hours braving scorching sun. He did not listen to the officials who told him that it was against the rule of law and as a chief minister he had to respect the law. It was only after the police cleared the Congress workers did he enter the Secretariat.Hyderabad gets a wild visitor One has come across incidents of wild animals like tigers, leopards, bears and elephants entering human habitations; but here is a rare incident of a crocodile entering the residential area in Hyderabad.Last week, some construction workers who were draining out water from a trench dug for construction at Nanakramguda village on the outskirts of Hyderabad were shocked to find a six- foot long crocodile popping up out of the water. They wondered how a crocodile entered the area, where there are no rivers or canals in the vicinity.The workers informed the police and the local municipality officials, who in turn, summoned a poaching squad from the Nehru Zoological Park. But the crocodile played hide and seek with the officials. The area turned into a tourist spot with a large number of onlookers gathering there. It took eight days for the officials to drain out water from the trench and then catch the crocodile by tranquilising it.advertisementIt is still a mystery as to from where and how the crocodile crawled all along the road and entered the water-logged trench. The officials suspect that the crocodile might have crawled its way from Bharatammakunta Lake about a kilometre from the area.Laxman dragged into intra-Congress disputePolitics in sports is not a new phenomenon in our country. And yet another classic example of this “politicisation of sports” is the controversy over naming of stands in the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium at Uppal in Hyderabad, where the second cricket test between India and New Zealand was played.A few days ago, the Hyderabad Cricket Association Board decided to name the Western Stand of the Uppal cricket stadium after stylish Hyderabadi batsman V. V. S. Laxman in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the game, on the lines of Sunil Gavaskar and Sachin Tendulkar stands at the Wankhede cricket stadium, Mumbai.Within a few hours, the Board changed the decision and announced that the Western stand would be named after Bharati Cements, promoted by Congress MP Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy, son of late chief minister Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy. Apparently, Jagan had offered to buy the stand by paying Rs 2.5 crore. The HCA board could not afford to lose such a big money and ignore a high profile politician like Jagan. So, they dumped Laxman and opted for Jagan.The HCA’s decision irked the sports lovers who raised a hue and cry over its sudden volte face. The Rosaiah government, which is strongly opposing Jagan’s ambitious plans, also entered the scene.Having no other option, the HCA told the government that it would rename the Northern Stand after Laxman, while retaining Bharati Cements’ name for the Western Stand. One can only hope that it will not change its latest decision again!last_img read more

Arrests in Burnaby BC as order against Kinder Morgan protest camp enforced

first_imgBURNABY, B.C. – The RCMP arrested protesters Thursday as officers enforced a court injunction to dismantle a protest camp and snuff out a sacred fire at a site where the Trans Mountain pipeline ends in Burnaby, B.C.Cpl. Daniela Panesar said police began enforcing an order obtained by the City of Burnaby last week from the B.C. Supreme Court.An update posted on social media by the detachment said 11 people were removed from the site known as Camp Cloud.“Five were subsequently arrested and have since been released from custody,” the post said.Police said in a news release that a family of three living at the camp was being helped to acquire emergency shelter.Environmental activist Tzeporah Berman, who works with the Watch House group that has an Indigenous protest site near Camp Cloud, said she understood the arrested demonstrators promised to stay away.“The folks agreed to sign the terms and they were released,” she said in a phone interview.Officers moved in after continuing to talk with camp residents in the hope that they would obey the injunction and leave within a 48-hour deadline set by the court, the RCMP said in a news release.That deadline passed Sunday and protesters at the camp said Monday they were prepared to protect a sacred fire, which has been burning since the camp was set up late last year. They also said they planned to tie themselves to structures rather than obey the injunction.B.C. Supreme Court Justice Geoffrey Gomery was specific in the injunction that the fire needed to be put out because it was burning in dry conditions near an aviation fuel tank farm.Camp residents had refused requests to extinguish the fire despite the increasing risk of wildfires.RCMP placed a large exclusion zone around Camp Cloud on Thursday as the dismantling began. They said they would arrest anyone, including media, who violated the zone.“Our paramount concern is safety,” said Panesar.“We ensure that everybody is out of the exclusion zone and then the City of Burnaby can come in and start cleaning up the protest site.”City crews brought in heavy equipment into the camp shortly after the arrests and began removing belongings and bringing down structures.Dipak Dattani, Burnaby’s acting city manager, said crews were doing an inventory of any personal property, as well as of the structures on the site.“Once that is done, we will then start looking at dismantling. To give you a date or time, it’s hard for me to say right now because we just got on the site.”Hazardous materials, needles or other dangerous items were among the things crews were checking for before dismantling could begin, Dattani said.Peaceful protests are still permitted, but when public safety is threatened, the City of Burnaby has to act, he said.The nearby Indigenous protest site wasn’t included in the injunction application.The City of Burnaby allowed the Watch House to stay because it had already agreed to several key conditions, including removal of its sacred fire.“The city asked it to be removed so there was a proper ceremony with Indigenous elders and (the sacred fire) was removed until after the fire ban,” Berman said.Camp Cloud has grown since last November when opponents of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion parked a single trailer at the gates of the Kinder Morgan tank farm on Burnaby Mountain.The camp grew to include two-storey structures, several vehicles and a makeshift shower.RCMP said that since March they’ve arrested 217 people under a court-ordered injunction that restricts protesters from within five metres of sites in Burnaby where work related to the pipeline expansion is underway.It has also become a rallying point for demonstrators opposed to the pipeline’s expansion, which would more than triple the amount of bitumen and other oil products moving from near Edmonton to Burnaby for shipping overseas by tanker.As opposition built against the expansion, the federal government offered $4.5 billion to purchase the project. Kinder Morgan is presenting that offer to its shareholders and expects the sale will be approved later this month or in September.The purchase price, which includes the existing pipeline, pumping stations, rights of way and the Westridge marine terminal in Burnaby, does not cover the construction costs of building the new pipeline, previously estimated at about $7.4 billion.last_img read more