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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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San Beda cruises to 8th straight; Bolick ejected after scuffle

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netLooking an unstoppable behemoth, San Beda continued its tear with a 72-58 rout of St. Benilde Tuesday for an eighth straight victory in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The win, however, was overshadowed by an endgame fracas where Carlo Young tackled a driving Robert Bolick down on a fastbreak with 2:28 left.ADVERTISEMENT WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Bolick led San Beda with 14 points, 11 assists, and seven rebounds before getting ejected, while Davon Potts had his best game this season with 12 markers, four boards, two dimes, and two steals.Javee Mocon also had a double-double of 10 points and 10 rebounds for the 9-1 Red Lions.Clement Leutcheu paced St. Benilde (2-8) with 25 points and 15 rebounds, as the Blazers suffered their fourth straight defeat.The Scores:SAN BEDA 72 – Bolick 14, Potts 12, Mocon 10, Soberano 8, Tankoua 7, Cabanag 5, Noah 5, Bahio 4, Carino 3, Adamos 2, Doliguez 2, Abuda 0, Oftana 0, Tongco 0.ADVERTISEMENT Brady not thinking of ’08 injury as he prepares for Chiefs LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img ST. BENILDE 58 – Leutcheu 25, Domingo 8, Sta. Maria 8, Pili 5, Castor 4, Belgica 2, Dixon 2, Naboa 2, San Juan 2, Johnson 0, Young 0.Quarters: 17-18, 41-28, 63-41, 72-58. View comments MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Read Next Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Things escalated quickly under the basket which led to a disqualifying foul on Young and the ejection of Bolick, who was seen retaliating by the referees during the replay, and Clint Doliguez, who entered the playing court.After the game, a fuming coach Boyet Fernandez expressed disgust with how things were handled during the commotion as he came to Bolick’s defense.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 shutout“Where was the closed fist? Check the replay!,” he argued. “You have to see that. The other team only had one foul and we already had six fouls. Then you throw out a player that was tackled. I hope the commissioner will see that. It is unethical,” said Fernandez.“We were up 14 points and then you tackle the other player? Why penalize that guy who did not even punch? My God, that’s wrong. I hope the commissioner will see that. It’s already a won game already.” Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:12San Beda, Lyceum early favorites ahead of NCAA Season 9301:37Protesters 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 Gameslast_img read more

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London Olympics: North Korea’s Om Yun Choi wins gold, sets Olympic record

first_imgNorth Korea’s Om Yun Choi took men’s 56kg weightlifting gold at the London Olympics on Sunday after joining a small group of athletes who have lifted three times their own body weight. The previously little-known Om lifted an Olympic record 168 kg in the clean and jerk, on the way to a total of 293 kg.”How can any man possibly lift 168 kg? I believe the great Kim Jong-il looked over me,” Om said, referring to the North Korean leader who died in December.”I am very happy and give thanks to our Great Leader for giving me the strength to lift this weight.”Second place went to China’s Wu Jingbiao, who lifted 133 kg in the snatch, 8 kg more than Om, but collapsed as he tried the 161 kg in the clean and jerk that would have given him gold.Wu took silver with a total of 289 kg, ahead of Azerbaijan’s Valentin Hristov, whose total of 286 kg was enough to win a duel for bronze with Vietnamese lifter Tran le Quoc Dien.last_img read more

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a month agoJones heaps praise on new Man Utd teammates Wan-Bissaka and Maguire

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Jones heaps praise on new Man Utd teammates Wan-Bissaka and Maguireby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the lovePhil Jones has heaped praise on new Manchester United teammates Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Harry Maguire.The pair have slotted straight into Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first-choice defensive line-up and Jones thinks both players have enjoyed a great start to life at Old Trafford.“Aaron’s come in and settled in well and, likewise, Harry. He carries a bit more experience than Aaron but they’ve helped a lot,” Jones told Inside United.“Aaron’s up and down [the pitch], his tackling’s probably some of the best I’ve seen, and no one wants to go past him. You see players now stopping, turning around and going the other way, so that’s a credit to him.“Harry’s got the international experience. He’s a big, strong defender who has helped us and I’m sure he’ll be a great addition going forward.” last_img read more

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The Kick-Off Times For The CFP Semifinals Have Been Announced

first_imgThe kick-off times for the two College Football Playoff semifinals have been officially announced. Clemson and Oklahoma will face off in the Orange Bowl at 4 PM EST while Alabama and Michigan State’s Cotton Bowl match-up will begin at 8 PM EST.  GAME TIME ANNOUNCED! The 2015 @CFBPlayoff Semifinal at the #CapitalOneOrangeBowl will be at 4 p.m. ET. pic.twitter.com/BZ9QrPsAxQ— Orange Bowl (@OrangeBowl) December 6, 2015It’s Official… Game time for the 80th Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic will be 7 p.m. CT on New Year’s Eve! #CottonBowl— Cotton Bowl Classic (@CottonBowlGame) December 6, 2015Start the day off with with an undefeated Clemson against a peaking Oklahoma and ring in the new year with the SEC vs. Big Ten and Saban against his old team. Yes, please.last_img read more

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Here Are The Top 16 Games On The 2016 College Football Schedule

first_imgCollage of logos of top college football programs. Alabama SIAlabama SIIt’s been a little more than four months since Alabama beat Clemson to win the College Football Playoff title, and we’re a little less than four months away from kicking off the 2016 season. We’re basically at the mid-point of the off-season, but September will be here soon enough.  Across the country, fans are already dying to see their favorite teams take the field once again, hoping they can duplicate the championship-winning feat the Crimson Tide pulled off this past season. It’s never too early to look ahead to the fall and try to predict with teams have a legit shot at a title run, which teams don’t, and which games will mean the most when deciding the CFP field.When poring over the 2016 college football schedule, not all games are created equal. We’ve decided to put a spotlight on some of next year’s biggest games. These games will be for bragging rights, conference supremacy or keeping national championship hopes alive. Some will be for all threeWithout further ado, here are our top 16 games on the 2016 college football slate, in no particular order.No. 16 ??? >>>Pages: Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17last_img read more

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Ohio States Braxton Miller 100 percent but still limited

OSU senior quarterback Braxton Miller warms up for the first session of fall practice Aug. 4 at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center in Columbus. Miller missed the entirety of spring practice after undergoing shoulder surgery.Credit: Tim Moody / Lantern sports editorIf the Ohio State football team took the field for a game today, senior quarterback Braxton Miller would be ready — but he’s still limited in practice.Throughout fall camp, Miller has been limited throwing the ball and was completely held out of 11 vs. 11 drills on more than one occasion. On Monday, he said he is “100 percent” and would be “for sure” ready to go if the Buckeyes had to take the field right away.The Heisman Trophy candidate was limited to running plays at a Monday morning practice, but co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Tom Herman said Miller would be letting the ball fly Monday afternoon.“On two-a-days, we give him the morning off throwing, and then he throws in the afternoons,” Herman said after the morning practice.Miller, who missed three games last season because of a knee injury, hurt his shoulder in the Buckeyes’ 2014 Orange Bowl loss to Clemson and had surgery before spring practice began. The Huber Heights, Ohio, native was held out of spring camp completely and has continued to be limited during fall camp.Just as he did in the spring, Herman said Miller can benefit from mental reps on the sideline this fall, even though he’s unable to throw as much as he might want to.“You never want to not throw as a quarterback, I get that,” Herman said. “But it’s been good for (Miller), to be able to step back and again, kind of like we did in the spring. He’s very much engaged.“He’s calling out protections; he’s going through his reads, all that stuff.”While Herman recognizes that Miller wants to throw the ball, the signal-caller said he isn’t frustrated with his involvement in practice right now. He said he’s glad to have time to get valuable mental reps, which allow him to correct mistakes once he does step on the field.“Mental reps is part of the game, too, so you see a guy who’s in there taking reps, and you see his mistake, you’re able to fix that mistake when you get in there,” Miller said. “Mental reps (are) one of the best parts of watching, too.”Miller said his limitations throwing the ball stem from soreness in his back as he still works his way back into shape following the surgery.“You know, just a little muscle around the surgery that I wasn’t using after I got the sling and stuff,” he said. “Since now I’m using it on an everyday basis, it just gets sore.”Coming into fall camp, Miller said he knew what the plan was going to be since his muscles weren’t fully in shape. He said he was only throwing 100 percent every-other day during the summer and that he can’t immediately go back to throwing at every practice.He went on to call the limits a “precaution” and said it’s more important to rest now so that he is ready to go Aug. 30 when OSU is scheduled to play Navy.Herman said the Navy game isn’t in doubt yet for Miller, even though he had a slight setback with his muscle soreness.“I think it’s too early to have that concern. I think the trainers are optimistic that everything is on schedule,” he said. “Had a little bit of a setback with some additional soreness that we weren’t expecting, but I’m not ready to say ‘concerned’ is the right word.”While Miller works his way back, OSU’s backup quarterbacks, redshirt-freshman J.T. Barrett and redshirt-sophomore Cardale Jones, are reaping the benefits of time on the practice field with the No. 1 offense.“For those young guys to get the live reps is invaluable,” Herman said of Barrett and Jones. “I mean, you can’t put a value on it because that usually doesn’t happen.”It’s possible Barrett has benefited more than anyone from the current arrangement. After all, OSU coach Urban Meyer said on Saturday he moved ahead of Jones as the No. 2 quarterback on the Buckeye roster.“Functionality, completing passes, growing up a bit, understanding things,” Meyer said of the reasons for Barrett’s rise. “He was always a little bit of a quiet guy. He’s starting to act like a quarterback.”Herman said Barrett has separated himself by simply doing what a quarterback has to do best: move the football down the field.“The offense moves more frequently when (Barrett) is the quarterback, and that’s the sign of a good one,” Herman said.After the morning session, the Buckeyes were set to take the field once more Monday afternoon. Herman said the coaching staff would get a better gauge on Miller’s arm then.OSU is scheduled to take the field again Tuesday before another two-a-day session on Wednesday. After that, the Buckeyes are set to have just three single-practice days left in fall camp.OSU’s matchup with Navy is scheduled for noon on Aug. 30 at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. read more

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Salah insisted that every nominated player deserves POTY

first_imgMohamed Salah has had an incredible season at Liverpool and he has scored 30 goals in his 32 appearances for the Reds so far – however, he doesn’t see himself winning the Player of the year award easily.The Egypt international insisted that every single player that was nominated for this award deserves it and it can be said for sure that he is the one who is going to win it despite having such an incredible season.The former Chelsea and AS Roma player spoke about this award as he said, according to ESPN:divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“In my opinion, I deserve it. De Bruyne deserves it. Silva also had a great season and he deserves it. De Gea deserves it. And Harry Kane had a great season. He deserves it. All of us try to help our team to get the points and be in a better position. Everyone deserves it.”“When I was in Chelsea, I know how the Premier League works. I didn’t have my chance in the past, so I went to Rome to get a new challenge and new culture.”“So I did good with Roma and I said, from day one, I was happy to come back. I’m very excited to show everyone my football. I’m having a good season, the team is helping me and I’m happy about that.”last_img read more

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Star GK rejects Napoli to sign with Arsenal

first_imgIt is possible that Bernd Leno could be nearing a move to Arsenal. Petr Cech is now 36 and he couldn’t impress largely enough during the last season.In the same vein, David Ospina is a goalkeeper that provides little faith for Arsenal fans as well as other media speculations trailing the new goalkeeper signing for Arsenal.There are also rumours that the 26-year-old has turned down Napoli, and is at the moment being chased by Atletico Madrid too which could be the reason behind the decision.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.The Azzurri were more interested in Rui Patricio while Leno reportedly has a €25 million release clause separating him from an exit, too. His agent also claimed, however, that the Bayer Leverkusen star can only have one priority which is the Mannschaft, according to calciomercato.“Bernd is concentrating entirely on the national team, nothing else matters,” he said.“There are several options for his future, which are tested without any hassle, this has not changed today.” “At the moment, Bernd is a player from Bayer Leverkusen, and this has been constant for more than seven years. As soon as there is something else to announce, we will do that.”last_img read more

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