Dutch woman dies of Marburg fever

first_imgJul 11, 2008 (CIDRAP News) – A Dutch woman who fell ill with Marburg hemorrhagic fever after visiting a bat-infested cave in Uganda has died, Dutch authorities announced today.Authorities said the 40-year-old woman, who was not identified, died overnight at Leiden University Medical Centre, according to reports from Reuters and Agence France-Presse (AFP). The woman’s illness was first announced yesterday.In a statement yesterday, the World Health Organization (WHO) said the woman was reportedly exposed to fruit bats during a visit to the “python cave” in the Maramagambo forest on Jun 19. The cave is thought to harbor bat species that have been found to carry Marburg virus and its close relative, Ebola virus, in other parts of Africa, the agency said.”A large bat population was seen in the cave and the woman is reported to have had direct contact with one bat,” the WHO said.The woman had visited another cave 3 days earlier, but no bats were seen there, the WHO said. She returned to the Netherlands in good health on Jun 28, but she became ill with a fever Jul 2 and was hospitalized Jul 5. She deteriorated rapidly and suffered liver failure and severe hemorrhaging Jul 7.WHO spokesman Gregory Hartl said people who had contact with the woman have been monitored and have not shown any symptoms, Reuters reported. The WHO statement said no attempts were made to alert passengers who were on the woman’s return flight from Uganda, because she didn’t get sick until 4 days after the flight.”The chance of the virus spreading through the Netherlands is very small,” the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) said in a statement yesterday. Marburg virus spreads through contact with bodily fluids of infected people or animals.Hartl said people don’t need to cancel trips to Uganda because of the case, but they should not enter caves with bats, according to Reuters.Uganda’s health ministry issued a statement advising people entering caves or mines in the western district of Kamwenge to take “maximum precaution not to get into close contact with the bats and non-human primates in the nearby forests,” Reuters reported.The story said the Kitaka mine in Kamwenge, about 155 miles from Kampala, the capital, was closed last August after three miners contracted Marburg and one died.There is no specific treatment or vaccine for Marburg fever, which is fatal in up to 90% of cases. In a major outbreak in Angola in 2004 and 2005, 227 of 252 confirmed cases were fatal.See also: Jul 10 WHO statementhttp://www.who.int/csr/don/2008_07_10/en/index.htmlJul 10 RIVM statementhttp://www.rivm.nl/en/Library/Common_and_Present/Newsmessages/2008/Dutch_tourist_infected_with_Marburg_virusJul 10 CIDRAP News story “Marburg fever case reported in Netherlands”last_img read more

Osaka in no mood to back down on support for Black Lives Matter

first_img“I’m vocal because I believe in the movement and want to try to use my platform to facilitate change,” Osaka told Reuters via email.”George Floyd’s murder and the situation generally in America has had a big impact on me.”Being silent is never the answer. Everyone should have a voice in the matter and use it.”The death of Floyd while he was in the custody of the Minneapolis police has sparked worldwide protests against racism and calls for reforms of US law enforcement. Naomi Osaka, the world’s highest paid sportswoman, says the voices of prominent athletes can be more influential than those of politicians and is determined that hers will be heard on the subject of racial injustice.The two-times Grand Slam champion has faced a backlash on social media after throwing her support behind the Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests in the wake of the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died in police custody on May 25.The 22-year-old Osaka, who has Japanese and Haitian parents but grew up and lives mostly in the United States, says she has no intention of backing down and hopes to help drive real and permanent social change. Topics :center_img Osaka said she had marched in Minneapolis and attended other Black Lives Matters protests in Los Angeles, where she lives.She says the climate has changed considerably since quarterback Colin Kaepernick took a knee during the national anthem before a 2016 NFL game and paid for his protest by being ostracized by the league.”Colin has been putting this message out since 2016. It took a pandemic, an economic crisis and a torturous murder on camera, all at the same time, for people to really hear him,” she said.”It shouldn’t have been that way. If the NFL wants to show that they really care the first thing they should so is take a knee together and give Colin his job back.”That some people have said we as athletes should stick to sports is really insulting.”National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell said last week the league had made mistakes in not listening to players and encouraged them “to speak out and peacefully protest”.”Hateful and sad”In response to her comments on social media, Osaka has been told to “stay in her lane” and focus on tennis but has chosen to respond to her critics with argument and a few amusing GIFs.”I probably shouldn’t read all the trolling but it’s hard to avoid,” said Osaka, who has over a million followers on Instagram.“Using humor is definitely one mechanism to expose these people … Calling them out for their ignorance and racism is also worthwhile sometimes.”I’m more sad for them than myself – to be so hateful and ignorant can’t be an easy way to live life.”Osaka said racism needed to be challenged all around the world and was delighted to see Black Live Matters protests in Japan, the country she represents on the international stage.On Tuesday, Japanese public broadcaster NHK had to apologize for an animated video aimed at explaining the US protests which sparked outrage for its depiction of black Americans.Osaka retweeted the video with a GIF expressing bewilderment.”We have been trying for hundreds of years and a change is long overdue,” she said.”I do think this time there is a different feel and energy, and the protests are so far reaching. There have even been BLM marches in Japan! That makes me so happy.”So I’m hopeful for change, I’ll keep campaigning for change, and I demand a better future for the next generation.” last_img read more

Phil Neville, Butt await fate

first_imgPhil Neville and Nicky Butt are expecting to learn if they have futures at Manchester United in the coming weeks. Press Association The former long-serving players were both involved in the coaching set-up last season but are unsure if they will be asked to continue under new manager Louis van Gaal. Van Gaal is due to take charge at Old Trafford next week after completing duties with Holland at the World Cup this weekend. “I thoroughly enjoyed my 12 months in coaching. It is something I really want to do and it will be something I do in the future.” Butt, 39, worked as assistant to Warren Joyce with the under-21 side and managed the under-19s in the UEFA Youth League. The under-19 role will not be available next season as the Youth League mirrors the Champions League, which the United senior side have failed to qualify for. Butt said: “It is a bit unstable at the minute because the manager has not been with us. “He has had bigger things on his mind with Holland but hopefully over the next couple of weeks he will be in training and we will sit down and discuss what role, if any, I have got. “If I have, then great. If not, I’ve had a fantastic time. “I am back in training now but if there is not a job for me there is no point staying. “They want me there, and I want to be there but it has got to be for a purpose. The only one that can make that decision is obviously the manager and the owners.” Despite that uncertainty, Butt feels United have much to look forward to under a manager who impressed in guiding Holland to the World Cup semi-finals. He said: “It is an exciting time. I think everyone will be pleased when he finally arrives and takes his first training session and starts drilling our players like he did with the Dutch lads, because he got some great results out of them.” Neville and Butt were speaking at Salford’s AJ Bell Stadium, where they will both feature in a friendly between the ‘Class of 92 and Friends’ against Salford City FC on August 7. The pair, along with Gary Neville, Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs, invested in non-League Salford earlier this year. Neville, 37, ended his playing career at Everton but returned to United last season as a member of David Moyes’ backroom staff. He continued after Moyes was sacked in April but his position has remained uncertain since. Neville told Press Association Sport: “I am still at United, I think my future will be resolved in the next five days. “I am speaking to the chief executive in the next five days and it will all be sorted. “It might be the case that I might have to go and pursue other areas for next season. That is football. “But I think I will always be involved in some capacity at Man Utd. Once you are a part of Manchester United you are part of it for life. “I came back into football 12 months because David Moyes asked me to come back. “I probably wouldn’t have come into coaching if it hadn’t been for the fact I was working for David Moyes at Manchester United. The opportunity was too good to turn down. last_img read more

Told to quit, Benedicto finishes race despite adversities

first_imgNBA: Shaq blames ‘the man upstairs’ for his poor free throw shooting Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant It wasn’t the result the multi-time winner had in mind, but it’s a performance he can live with.“I can say that I’m still successful. I’m proud of myself that I was able to finish the race,” he said.Another source of Benedicto’s pride are his fellow competitors like winner Banjo Norte, who are showing that there are more Filipino triathletes capable of competing with the world’s best.“I’m glad that they’re there and are all targeting me. I’m proud that they get a chance to win. I’m happy that they want to beat me and that inspires the younger crop of triathletes who also wants to beat them. We all get stronger and who knows, we’ll be able to compete among the elites in the future,” he said.But Benedicto made it clear that he has a lot of gas left in his tank, and his failure in the Cebu tilt just motivates him to strive harder in the next races.ADVERTISEMENT National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers View comments LATEST STORIES Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Gamescenter_img MOST READ “People are telling me to no longer finish the race, to give up. But in my mind, I’m number one in the Asian elite so the pressure is different. All I wanted was to finish the race,” he said in Filipino.The 33-year-old Benedicto felt a slight pain, which was later ruled as spasms, midway through the bike course when he almost hit a competitor who suddenly changed his path.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“That was when I felt the fatigue,” he shared. “Later on, I felt that my ribs were hurting. I was struggling to breathe. I put ice on my chest but people are telling me to no longer finish this.”August Benedicto. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netDespite the chest pains, Benedicto willed on and ended up eighth in his category, joyously crossing the finish line before falling to the arms of Sunrise Events founder Wilfred Steven Uytengsu. FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo August Benedicto. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netLAPU-LAPU CITY — Though August Benedicto failed to make it to the podium in the Asian elite category of the 2017 Cobra Energy Drink Ironman 70.3 Philippines on Sunday, the four-time winner still considers his run as a success.After all, Benedicto had to fight through chest pains midway through the swim-bike-run course just to finish the race.ADVERTISEMENT “They also become my motivation because I want to get back at them next time. It drives me harder. It makes me double or triple my effort to beat them the next time out,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’last_img read more

Remembering James Naismith, the inventor of world’s third most popular sport

first_imgIn the winter of 1891, Canadian-American physical educator, James Naismith faced a rather odd problem. His students, who were forced indoors as it was too cold to play football and baseball outside, had become rowdy. They had a lot of energy but had no way to burn it off.Worried because of this, the school asked Naismith to invent a new sport that can be played indoors. Naismith remembered a rock-tossing game he played as a child. How about a game where players threw a ball at a target? The team that tossed the most balls into the target would win.He named this sport basket ball. And this is how this sport came into being. James Naismith, the inventor of ‘Basketball’ was born 156 years ago on November 6, 1861. Naismith was a Canadian physical education teacher, a physician, chaplain, sports coach and an innovator. Naismith also compiled the 13 basic rules of basketball. The first game of Basketball was played in December 1891. And by 1893, Basketball was played internationally. In 1904, Basketball was taken up as an Olympic demonstration sport and later in 1936, it was played at the Summer Olympics in Berlin.Here are the original 13 rules drafted by Naismith when he invented the game:1. The ball may be thrown in any direction with one or both hands.2. The ball may be batted in any direction with one or both hands (never with the fist).3. A player cannot run with the ball. The player must throw it from the spot on which he catches it, allowance to be made for a man who catches the ball when running at a good speed if he tries to stop.advertisement4. The ball must be held in or between the hands; the arms or body must not be used for holding it.5. No shouldering, holding, pushing, tripping, or striking in any way the person of an opponent shall be allowed; the first infringement of this rule by any player shall count as a foul, the second shall disqualify him until the next goal is made, or, if there was evident intent to injure the person, for the whole of the game, no substitute allowed.6. A foul is striking at the ball with the fist, violation of Rules 3,4, and such as described in Rule 5.7. If either side makes three consecutive fouls, it shall count a goal for the opponents (consecutive means without the opponents in the mean time making a foul).8. A goal shall be made when the ball is thrown or batted from the grounds into the basket and stays there, providing those defending the goal do not touch or disturb the goal. If the ball rests on the edges, and the opponent moves the basket, it shall count as a goal.9. When the ball goes out of bounds, it shall be thrown into the field of play by the person first touching it. In case of a dispute, the umpire shall throw it straight into the field. The thrower-in is allowed five seconds; if he holds it longer, it shall go to the opponent. If any side persists in delaying the game, the umpire shall call a foul on that side. 10. The umpire shall be judge of the men and shall note the fouls and notify the referee when three consecutive fouls have been made. He shall have power to disqualify men according to Rule 5.11. The referee shall be judge of the ball and shall decide when the ball is in play, in bounds, to which side it belongs, and shall keep the time. He shall decide when a goal has been made, and keep account of the goals with any other duties that are usually performed by a referee.12. The time shall be two 15-minute halves, with five minutes’ rest between.13. The side making the most goals in that time shall be declared the winner. In case of a draw, the game may, by agreement of the captains, be continued until another goal is made.Interested in General Knowledge and Current Affairs? Click here to stay informed and know what is happening around the world with our G.K. and Current Affairs section.To get more updates on Current Affairs, send in your query by mail to education.intoday@gmail.comlast_img read more

Netherlands win but fail to make World Cup

first_imgNetherlands 2 Sweden 0: Robben-inspired win not enough to prevent World Cup failure Ryan Benson 04:36 10/11/17 Arjen Robben - cropped Getty Images Arjen Robben stole the show, but it was not enough to prevent Netherlands’ World Cup qualification campaign ending in failure. Netherlands have failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time since 2002 after an Arjen Robben-inspired 2-0 win over Sweden left them trailing the visitors on goal difference in Group A.Dick Advocaat’s men went into the match knowing they needed to score at least seven goals and win by six to secure a top-two spot, and although Robben’s fine performance saw them claim a comfortable win, they were far too profligate to get near their target.Netherlands certainly could not be accused of starting the game with a lack of intent, as Robben opened the scoring with a confident penalty, before several other chances fell their way. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. They were mostly wasteful, but Robben – by far the best player on the pitch – showed his class with a stunning second just before the break to at least provide a little extra belief.37 – Arjen Robben is now tied with Dennis Bergkamp as the fourth top goalscorer for the Netherlands (37 goals). Update. https://t.co/OUx3b8eSho— OptaJohan (@OptaJohan) October 10, 2017Sweden’s reluctance to offer anything in the attacking third only increased after the interval and subsequently impacted the home side’s chance creation, as the visitors became tighter at the back.As such, Netherlands struggled to create clear-cut chances and things petered out, allowing Sweden to celebrate securing a play-off spot behind France, who beat Belarus 2-1 in Paris.After an elaborate welcome to the pitch involving smoke machines, a stadium blackout and a light show, Netherlands made a strong start to proceedings.Robben was particularly lively and – after missing a couple of early chances – broke the deadlock 16 minutes in, coolly converting a penalty after Victor Lindelof calamitously kicked the ball on to his own hand.Robben was at the centre of things again 10 minutes later, with his shot from distance deflecting into the path of Georginio Wijnaldum, who inexplicably failed to find the next from 10 yards.Kenny Tete was the next to waste a glorious chance, blasting well over from close range following Nathan Ake’s sublime cross just after the half-hour mark.But they did get a second in the 40th minute – Robben received Ryan Babel’s cut-back and sent a sensational first-time effort into the far side of the goal from 25 yards.Netherlands continued to pile the pressure on after the break and, with the physical Bas Dost replacing Vincent Janssen at half-time, they had more of a target man to aim for.Despite their dominance, the hosts struggled to craft chances before Dost proved effective in his role just before the hour mark, nodding on a lofted pass to Wijnaldum, who shot straight at Olsen from 16 yards.A rare chance fell to Sweden with 20 minutes to go, but Emil Forsberg shot just over from 25 yards after Daley Blind had gifted possession to Marcus Berg.After something of a lull, Robben again went close three minutes from time, but Olsen was equal to his effort at the near post and Sweden ultimately did enough to ensure their place in the play-offs. read morelast_img read more

BREAKING NEWS Another bold payroll robbery in Provo

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, December 2, 2016 –  SHORECLUB resort security gate is the site of another payroll robbery.Just after 3:30 p.m today, it is believed it was a huge haul as hundreds of workers stand frightened to leave site after  gunmen stormed their boss and took the whole payroll which was in cash; the man had just returned from the bank.Report is the suspects were waiting and parked adjacent to the security gate.  As the Contractor waited his turn to enter the property, the robbers struck and got away.They fired shots at the car; shattering the passenger side window and a bullet hole can be seen in the passenger door.  No one is reportedly hurt; except in their pockets as hundreds of workers expected to be paid today.This is the second payroll robbery in two months in Provo.#magneticmedicnews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #robberyoutsideshoreclublast_img read more

Xavi finally accepts his similarities with Arthur Melo

first_imgDuring his long interview with Catalunya Radio, Xavi Hernandez finally took some time to talk about the comparisons with Arthur Melo.The main conversation at FC Barcelona besides Lionel Messi is Brazilian Arthur Melo, everybody is calling him the new “Xavi” due to the style of play that is very reminiscent to the one that the Catalan player practices.A central midfielder who has a unique talent to protect the ball, always make the best passing choice because of his GPS-like qualities inside the pitch, and with an insane last pass that will bring him a high number of assists playing for a club like Barcelona.One match is all that Arthur needed to earn the trust of the manager and the respect of all his teammates, who are really enjoying the club’s offensive game which left the club when Xavi retired.There hadn’t been a public opinion from Hernandez where he spoke freely about the Brazilian until now, Xavi is very happy with Arthur’s appearance in Barcelona and he did confess that there are many similarities between the two of them that will help the Catalan club a great deal during crucial matches.VÍDEO. Què opina Xavi sobre Arthur? Aquest dimecres no et perdis la conversa amb @RTorquemada al ‘Parlem de futbol amb…’Escolta la primera part de l’entrevista a @latdt del Cultural Leonesa a partir de les 20.30h a @catalunyaradio! pic.twitter.com/cCXvnjxAuQ— LaTdT (@LaTdT) October 30, 2018“I see myself when I see Arthur on television. He is a very quick thinker. He has a natural talent, but most of all, he has a lot of room to improve through training,” finally said Xavi on Catalunya Radio. “Arthur is already a mature player and I still see that he has a massive untapped potential. The priority during any match is to never lose the ball, he comes out of a tricky situation with ease and he has a strong personality already.”“He needs at least twenty more matches in order to show all his resources. He has impressive shooting skills and he will do a lot more for the team once he gets more confidence.”“Take Abidal for example, when he arrived in Barcelona he only did a couple things right. But through hard work and dedication during practice, he became the best defender in the world.”“Nothing comes easy in a club like FC Barcelona because playing in that club, means that you are going through the final exam of your career. In a club like this, you have to do at least two hundred things that you wouldn’t normally do in other clubs.”Fati and Suarez shine against Valencia at Camp Nou Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 15, 2019 With a mesmerizing first half from Ansu Fati and a brace from Luis Suarez in the second half, Barcelona demolished Valencia at Camp Nou.Valencia…“Getting an OK grade at Barça is not good enough, you have to always be excellent in everything,” he added.A @LaTdT, @RTorquemada parla de futbol amb Xavi Hernández. La retirada, Arthur… i Messi: “És un motlle fet per al futbol” https://t.co/ylLQCNd0Nv pic.twitter.com/uOPEKtE31d— Catalunya Ràdio (@CatalunyaRadio) October 30, 2018“In Barcelona you have players who always have to set the trend and play in that particular style, that’s why you always have to sign the players who are adapted to that specific game philosophy,” Xavi continued.“Signing a player like Arthur was a major hit for the club, he has the Barça DNA. You can already tell by the way he plays, how he conducts the ball, the way he thinks, how he makes his turns, he is a very quick thinker.”“There are other players who have come and they are not Barça style in the past. There are some transfers that have been a clear miss for the club, great players who had to leave because they don’t have the Barça philosophy.”“We haven’t lost the style and doing so would be a massive historical mistake. There are many players in the world who play the Barça style and we have found one, fortunately: Arthur. But there are more players who can do it, like Marco Verratti.”“But in order to keep finding those players, you have to keep trusting the philosophy and help it prevail,” he concluded.Primero El Clásico para siempre en la memoria. ¡Gran partido de nuestro equipo! #forçabarça 🔵🔴 pic.twitter.com/yt1KgEsV0m— Arthur Melo (@arthurhromelo) October 28, 2018What do you think about Xavi Hernandez’s analysis of Arthur Melo’s similarities with his game? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

Six San Diego County Parks temporarily closing due to high temps

first_img SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Six San Diego County parks will be closed this month because of high temperatures.El Capitan Preserve near Lakeside, Hellhole Canyon Preserve in Valley Center, Mount Gower Preserve near Ramona and Wilderness Gardens in Pala will be closed through Aug. 31.Agua Caliente Regional Park and Vallecito County Park are also closed and will reopen during Labor Day weekend. KUSI Newsroom Six San Diego County Parks temporarily closing due to high temps August 3, 2019 Posted: August 3, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Quincy Jones To Receive Special Achievement Honor From The AfricanAmerican Film Critics

first_img Email Facebook Quincy Jones To Receive Special Achievement Honor From The African-American Film Critics Association Music’s beloved Renaissance man and film producer Jason Blum are the latest additions to the AAFCA’s 2019 honorees Jennifer VelezGRAMMYs Jan 14, 2019 – 12:24 pm GRAMMY-winning music legend Quincy Jones will receive a Special Achievement honor from the African-American Film Critics Association, the largest group of black film critics.According to the Hollywood Reporter, Jones and film producer Jason Blum are the latest additions to the AAFCA’s 2019 honorees and will be honored on Feb. 6 at the Taglyan Complex in Hollywood.”Quincy Jones is a cultural icon,” AAFCA co-founder Shawn Edwards said in a statement. “For nearly 70 years, he has helped shape pop culture as a music composer and producer as well as a film/TV composer and producer. His creative influence is unparalleled. He has molded the arts, film and music with a force that we may never witness again in our lifetime and given back all along the way.”The two will be celebrated along with the AAFCA’s best picture winner Black Panther.Netflix executive Tengo Nagenda, early jazz cornetist Buddy Bolden, searching director Aneesh Chaganty and HBO’s Kelly Edwards are among other recipients who will have their own ceremony on Feb. 2.Meet The First-Time GRAMMY Nominee: Angela Aguilar On Her Culture And Family Legacy Quincy Jones Honored By The AAFCA quincy-jones-receive-special-achievement-honor-african-american-film-critics News Twitter last_img read more