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Thai teen died of avian flu; infected eagles enter Belgium

first_imgOct 25, 2004 (CIDRAP News) – Avian influenza concerns rose on two continents today as Thai authorities announced another human death from the H5N1 strain and European officials alerted travelers about two airline flights that had carried infected eagles from Thailand to Belgium last week.A 14-year-old Thai girl from northern Sukhothai province who died Oct 19 had H5N1 influenza, an official said in an Associated Press report today. A World Health Organization update said the girl developed symptoms on Oct 8 and that chickens at her household had died suddenly in late September.This was the first confirmed human death from H5N1 in Thailand since a mother and daughter died in late September, in a rare instance of probable human-to-human transmission. The teen-ager’s death brings to 32 the toll from H5N1 influenza in Southeast Asia since late January. A dozen nonfatal H5N1 cases have been confirmed as well.In Belgium, two infected mountain hawk eagles were seized from a Thai man who had smuggled them into the country in his airplane carry-on bag Oct 18, according to Agence France-Presse (AFP). Passengers were warned about the situation today, after the eagles’ infection was confirmed.The man traveled on EVA Airways flight BR0061 from Bangkok to Vienna on Oct 17 and on Austrian Airlines Flight OS351 from Vienna to Belgium, arriving Oct 18. He had two small, live eagles wrapped in plastic tubing in his carry-on bag, news services reported.Although the man was released, the eagles were seized and quarantined at the Brussels airport. Both eagles tested positive for H5N1 influenza yesterday and were euthanized, along with two parrots being held at the quarantine site, news services reported. The eagles’ owner later turned himself in for medical examination at the request of authorities, AFP reported.Belgium’s health ministry urged all the other passengers on the man’s flights to see their doctors as a precaution, Bloomberg News reported. The European Commission said the travelers should see their doctors if they experienced flu-like symptoms, according to AFP.”Although the risk of transmission from the animals to humans is limited, it cannot be excluded since the birds traveled in the passenger cabin in hand luggage,” the European Commission said, as quoted by AFP.”The birds never left the quarantine installations at Brussels airport and did not pose any threat to the European poultry flock,” the commission said.Customs officers and scientists who encountered the ailing eagles were preventively treated with antiviral medication, Belgian news reports said. A recent report by Dutch researchers showed an antiviral medication had helped protect people exposed to H7N7 avian flu during a 2003 outbreak in the Netherlands.A veterinarian who examined the eagles in Belgium has contracted a “light” case of conjunctivitis, according to the AFP report, attributing the information to the Belga news agency. It was not clear whether that illness was linked to the eagles. However, conjunctivitis was the most commonly reported condition among people infected with the H7N7 avian flu during the Dutch outbreak.See also:WHO statement about human case in Thailandhttp://www.who.int/csr/don/2004_10_25/en/last_img read more

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Osimhen is Nigeria’s Most Expensive Player Valued 64m Euros

first_imgIn the biannual list from the International Centre for Sports Studies (CIES) Football Observatory featuring footballers from top five European Leagues: the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga, and Ligue 1, Osimhen was valued at 64 million Euros and in the 66th spot.The only other Nigerian player in the Top 100 is Leicester City enforcer, Wilfred Ndidi who is valued 49.5 million Euros and in the 94th place.Osimhen is currently on the shopping list of at least five top European teams with his Ligue 1 club looking forward to making a kill with a price tag of 75 million Euros.France’s 2018 World Cup Star, Kylian Mbappe is the world’s most expensive player in the list released on Monday.The PSG forward is valued €259.2 million ($292 million) to occupy the number one spot in the valuation of top players from the five prestigious leagues in Europe.Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling is the number two behind Mbappe with €194.7 million ($219 million) with Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho third with €179.1 million ($202 million) valuation.Interestingly, the world’s two supposed best players, Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo of Juventus were not valued in the Top 20.Messi at 33 has a year left in his contract while Ronaldo at 35 is the oldest on the list of 100 players valued.Messi was valued at 100.1 € million ($113 million) and is occupying the 21st place, while Ronaldo estimated at €62.8 million ($70 million) is 70th on the list.Below is CIES Football Observatory’s Top 101. Kylian Mbappe (PSG): €259.2 million2. Raheem Sterling (Man City): €194.7 million3. Jadon Sancho (Dortmund): €179.1 million4. Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool): €171.1 million5. Marcus Rashford (Man Utd): €152.3 million6. Mohamed Salah (Liverpool): €144.9 million7. Sadio Mane (Liverpool): €139.2 million8. Antoine Griezmann (Barcelona): €136.4 million9. Alphonse Davies (Bayern Munich): €133.5 million10. Harry Kane (Tottenham): €118.7 millionShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram *PSG’s Mbappe world’s most expensive, Messi 21st, Ronaldo 70thDuro IkhazuagbeLille’s forward, Victor Osimhen, 21, has been rated as the costliest Nigerian player at the moment.last_img read more

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Doyle Dean Kinyon, 80, Mayfield: Oct. 4, 1933 – Sept. 30, 2014

first_imgDoyle KinyonDoyle Kinyon, 80, of Mayfield went to be with the Lord on September 30, 2014 at Via Christi St. Francis Hospital in Wichita.Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, October 4, 2014 at Hillside Baptist Church in Wellington. Visitation will be Friday October 3, 2014 at the Shelley Family Funeral Home from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m., with the family receiving friends from 5 until 7 p.m.Memorials have been established with Gideon’s International or Hillside Baptist Church Building Fund. Contributions can be left with the Shelley Family Funeral Home of Wellington. For further information please visit www.shelleyfamilyfh.com.Doyle Dean Kinyon was born October 4, 1933 at the home place in Cashion Oklahoma to Ralph and Zenith Kinyon. He attended school in Cashion until they moved to a farm northwest of Wellington in 1949. He graduated from Wellington High School and attended Kansas State University for one semester.He was involved in farming and several Recreational Vehicle Plants in Wellington and was a crop insurance agent in Wellington. He married Donna Riege in 1954 with whom he had 4 children: Doug and wife Cindy Kinyon of Belle Plaine, Darwin and Jill Kinyon of Missoula, Montana, Darren and Lisa Kinyon of Wichita and Denise Kinyon of Wellington. They were divorced in 1973. He married Patty Buss Sisson on August 4, 1979.He was a member of the Gideon’s International and Hillside Baptist Church.He is survived by his wife Patty, his four children and four step children: Debe Sisson of Wellington, Kathy Anders of Lafayette, CO, Dan Sisson of Wellington and Sandi Myser of Winfield, sister, Merlene Sue Kinyon of Lakewood, CA; 23 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildrenHe is preceded in death by his parents and one great granddaughter, Kirsten Stangl.last_img read more

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One Dead, 12 Injured in Brooklyn Park Shooting; NYPD Searching for Suspects

first_imgA shooting at a park in Brooklyn has left one person dead and 12 others injured, according to the New York Police Department.The gunfire erupted on Saturday night at about 11 p.m., during an event in Brownsville, a neighborhood located in east Brooklyn.The victims were taken to a local hospital. One of them, a 38-year-old man, died shortly after arriving at the hospital. Another man is in critical condition.Six of those injured were men and five were women, all ranging in age between 21 and 55 years old.“We’re still tallying up all the victims, unfortunately,” stated a police spokesman.New York Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted: WNBC-TV in New York reports that the attack took place during an annual community event called Oldtimers Day. As the festival was drawing to a close, about 100 officers remained in the area when the shots suddenly rang out.Police believe the incident included two shooters and two guns.They are asking that anyone present at the festival share photos and videos from before, during and after the shooting.last_img read more

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Fair Haven Day Fundraiser at Raven and the Peach Feb. 23

first_imgFAIR HAVEN  – Fair Haven Day is back this year and a fundraiser is being planned to help fund the event.“Everyone had such a great time at last year’s Fair Haven Day to conclude our year-long centennial celebration that there was an overwhelming consensus to bring it back as an annual event, complete with fireworks and live music” Mayor Ben Lucarelli said. “Now we’re asking the town to come out and support it at our Fair Haven Day Fundraiser Gala on Feb. 23.”Fair Haven Day will be held at Fair Haven Fields on Saturday, June 15. Like last year, the community celebration will include live music from Brian Kirk and the Jirks, River Road Band, and a few more local favorites, a buffet picnic and a fireworks finale.“The Fair Haven Day Gala on Feb. 23 promises to be as much fun as last year’s sold out centennial gala,” Council­woman Susan Sorensen said.River Road Band will headline the evening with live music and dancing. Guests will enjoy lavish hors d’oeuvres, carving stations and a VIP wine room, plus a Pot of Gold gift card raffle, auctions and 50/50.Reservations are $65 per person or $125 per couple. Tickets can be purchased by dropping a check off at borough hall.last_img read more