Avian flu case in Indonesia confirmed

first_imgSep 16, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – Tests have confirmed that an Indonesian woman who died Sep 10 had H5N1 avian influenza, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced today.The woman’s case had been listed as probable on the basis of an initial test. Further testing at a WHO reference laboratory in Hong Kong confirmed the case, the WHO said. The woman fell ill Aug 31 and was hospitalized in Jakarta Sep 3, the agency said.How the woman became infected was still unknown. Because of where she lived, she had “multiple opportunities for exposure to chickens and ducks,” but no recent poultry deaths had been reported in the area, the WHO said.The WHO listed the woman’s case as only the second laboratory-confirmed case of H5N1 avian flu in Indonesia, but Indonesian officials have reported four previous cases. Those included a 38-year-old man and his two young daughters who died in July and a farm worker who tested positive for antibodies to the virus last March, though he had not been sick.The WHO said today the 38-year-old man tested positive for the virus, but the results for his daughters “did not meet criteria for H5N1 infections.”The latest confirmed case brings CIDRAP’s unofficial count of Asia’s H5N1 cases since late 2003 to 121, with 63 deaths. Those numbers include the other four Indonesian cases but exclude the case of a 58-year-old Vietnamese man who died in late August and had tested positive, but whose final test results have not yet been reported.Indonesian Health Minister Siti Fadillah Supari said officials have taken blood samples from people who had contact with the deceased 37-year-old woman, according to an Agence France-Presse report today. Without giving details, Supari said one contact was suspected to have been infected, but remained healthy.See also:Sep 16 WHO statementhttp://www.who.int/csr/don/2005_09_16/en/index.htmllast_img read more

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Cairns real estate: Luxury home in surprise suburb

first_imgVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:50Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:50 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenExperts 2020 property predictions02:50A STUNNING home has come on the market in a suburb not usually known for luxury properties.Colliers International Cairns agents Stacey and Tom Quaid put the Edmonton house on the market earlier this month with a $1.8 million price tag.Mr Quaid said the attention to detail and amount spent on making the five-bedroom, four-bathroom house “something special” would wow anyone who inspected it. 3-5 Melchiori Close, EdmontonHe said the find was evidence there were “unexpected gems” in areas not typically known for sprawling, high-end pads.“Take, for example, 2-4 Hibiscus Lane at Holloways Beach which sold for $4 million last year – who would have thought something of that calibre would be hidden away there? 3-5 Melchiori Close is a similar hidden gem,” Mr Quaid said.“This house is on elevated acreage, with city and ocean views and impeccable fit-outs and finishes, and all on a single level of living, which is rare and pretty keenly sought after by buyers in this price range. 3-5 Melchiori Close, Edmonton“Located in an area better known for old cane fields and more traditional low-set acreage with a horse or two, this property presents a private, elevated position offering a sweeping drive up to an architecturally designed grand residence that has had no expense spared in its planning or execution.”The home also has polished timber floors matched to tiles, ample glass to allow in natural light, and a resort-style pool that looks like it’s from the pages of a glossy magazine.More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms2 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns2 days ago 3-5 Melchiori Cl, EdmontonMr Quaid said the master bedroom was one of the “best executed I have come across”.“It has its own views and private deck access to a stunning ensuite and an enviable walk-in closet with incredible use of space,” he said.Privacy could also play into the property’s appeal given its “non-traditional location”.Homes on Kewarra St, Kewarra Beach, The Peak in Brinsmead or Nolan St in Whitfield are well-known for their high-value homes.last_img read more

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Men’s Basketball: Badgers drop another close contest to Temple

first_imgThe University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team (4-6, 1-1 Big Ten) fell 55-59 to Temple (7-2, 0-0 AAC) last night in Philadelphia.The Badgers dropped another close contest after nearly giving up a large lead in their previous game to Penn State.  Aleem Ford’s layup at the 3:27 minute mark to give Wisconsin a three point lead made the game look winnable, however the team was unable to score a single point with the remaining time in what became a four point loss.Men’s Basketball: Badgers look to turn season around as Big Ten play beginsMonday night, the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team continue the early season portion of their Big Ten schedule with Read…The dagger came when the Badgers were down by two.  Off an open three by Kobe King, Quinton Rose recorded a clutch rebound over Aleem Ford to clinch the victory for the Owls. While Rose is the team’s leading scorer, he otherwise had a relatively quiet day, scoring just nine points with three boards in the contest.Fellow guard Shizz Alston Jr. was able to step up in Rose’s place, hitting 7-15 for 22 points and a 4-1 assist to turnover ratio.  However, what was most impressive about Alston’s performance was his 6-6 free throw shooting with the final four coming in the last few minutes.During a post-game interview, the Washington post quoted Wisconsin head coach Greg Garg explained that fouling Rose was a mistake that the team did not want to make.“He was not the guy we wanted to foul,” Gard said, “They did a good job of getting the ball to him, and good players find a way to go get it.”The foul shots Also gave Alston the Temple school record of 50 straight free throws. During the same interview with Gard, the junior guard noted, “The record wouldn’t have meant much if we lost. I’m glad we got the win.”The elation for the Owls was met with equal disappointment with a Badger team that has continually been unable to finish late in games this season.  Even in their last victory against Penn State the team was one made three away from blowing a 17 point victory with just 10 minutes remaining in the second half. Former Badger star Jordan Taylor continues successful career abroadThere are countless athletes that have come through the University of Wisconsin over the years to play for the Badgers. Read…Despite missing a late layup that could have kept the Badgers competitive, Ethan Happ had to carry the load once again.  The forward had a solid 11-19 performance with 22 points and six rebounds.  Unfortunately, similar to other contests the teammates around Happ were unable to match his production.The scars of losing long contributing seniors like Hayes, Showalter, Koenig, and Brown are more apparent now than ever.  If the Badgers want to remain in the NCAA tournament hunt, they will need to shed their inexperience soon and start performing better in key games.last_img read more

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Aubameyang named Arsenal Player of the season

first_imgArsenal captain, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, has been named the club’s player of the season for the 2019/2020 campaign. The Gabon international enjoyed another impressive campaign with the Gunners, and claimed 74 per cent of the votes cast.Aubameyang, once more finished the season as the club’s top scorer, with 29 goals to his name, and guided Arsenal to their 14th Emirates FA Cup by following his semi-final brace against Manchester City with another two strikes against Chelsea in the final. German goalkeeper, Bernd Leno came in second, after a string of impressive displays all season.The 28-year-old was consistently one of Arsenal’s finest performers, making vital saves in the Premier League until his season was ended prematurely at Brighton & Hove Albion after the PL restart. The winners were announced on the club’s official website earlier on Saturday.last_img read more

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Junior Canucks win first game of the NWJHL season

first_imgDAWSON CREEK, B.C. – The Dawson Creek Junior Canucks got their NWJHL season started with a win Friday night.The Canucks travelled to play Fairview Friday and came away with a 5-2 win.  The Canucks started the scoring early in the first with a goal from Dustin Bahm at the 3:21 mark.  That was followed by a power-play goal for the Flyers tieing the game.  The Flyers then took the lead with a goal from Rene Girod.In the second period, the Junior Canucks took control of the game and scored three goals.  Nick Vanderpleug, Brandon Rowley and Tanner Bahm each put one past the Flyers goalie.- Advertisement -In the third, Lane Wycotte scored on an empty net to make the final score 5-2.The Fort St. John Huskies will be opening their 2018/19 NWJHL regular season against the North Peace Navigators in Peace River this weekend.The Navigators will be honouring former head coach Darcy Haugan, who was killed along with 15 others in last April’s bus crash involving the Humboldt Broncos, during a ceremony before Saturday’s game.Advertisement The ceremony in remembrance of Haugan before the game will feature Haugan’s family and a number of the Navigators’ alumni.The game takes place at the Baytex Energy Centre on Saturday, September 22nd at 8:00 p.m. local time/7:00 p.m. Pacific time, with the game to be streamed on the Huskies’ Ustream page.last_img read more

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