first_imgA British businessman who became known as a “super-spreader” of the COVID-19 coronavirus said Tuesday he had fully recovered but remained in isolation in a central London hospital.Steve Walsh issued a statement via his company from Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital after catching the virus on a business trip in Singapore.He is believed to have infected at least 11 other Britons — five in a ski chalet in the French Alps and another five who have since returned to his home city of Brighton on England’s southeast coast. “When the diagnosis was confirmed I was sent to an isolation unit in hospital, where I remain, and, as a precaution, my family was also asked to isolate themselves.”Walsh represented his Servomex natural gas analytics company at the Grand Hyatt Singapore sales conference on January 20-22.A firm that conducts Servomex’s consulting work described Steve as a genial boyscout leader who has two children and travels abroad frequently for work.Servomex is a division of the London Stock Exchange-listed Spectris high-tech instruments and software provider. Contact tracing UK health authorities have so far tested 1,358 people and recorded eight cases inside the country.The media’s focus on the “super-spreader” from Brighton intensified after one of the medical centres in the coastal city temporarily closed because two of its staff also became infected.A second branch of the same medical centre suspended operations on Tuesday.Walsh travelled to the French Alps before returning to London from Geneva on an EasyJet flight carrying more than 100 people.His associates said Walsh went to his local pub in Brighton and attended a group yoga session at his church after returning from his trip.He put himself in “self-isolation” after one of his colleagues abroad fell ill.A Servomex spokesman said the company remained opened and was working with “authorities to ensure the welfare of our staff”.Health officials in Brighton are currently trying to trace patients of the two healthcare workers diagnosed with the virus strain.UK health authorities have tried hard to calm any fears sparked by a barrage of media stories about a “super-spreader” infecting the public without anyone’s knowledge.”Contact tracing of the first four cases has been undertaken rapidly and is now complete while tracing for the latest four cases is ongoing,” health minister Matt Hancock told parliament.Hancock revealed that UK health authorities’ work helped to find the five Britons who are still isolated in France.”They are now receiving treatment and the Foreign Office is following up with consular support,” Hancock said.But some medical researchers said Walsh’s case pointed to a bigger problem: the possibility that the virus can spread from someone who exhibits no symptoms.The episode “may support that the virus can be shed from individuals prior to the onset of symptoms, which we are hearing more and more anecdotally,” said University of Leeds virus researcher Stephen Griffin.”This would make the problem of containing spread more like controlling a flu outbreak rather than what was experienced with SARS,” Griffin said.The Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) was another coronavirus that originated in China and killed 774 worldwide in 2002-03.Topics : Another person was diagnosed while on vacation in Spain.Walsh said he contacted Britain’s state-run national health service once he realised he might be sick.”As soon as I knew I had been exposed to a confirmed case of coronavirus, I contacted my GP, NHS 111 and Public Health England,” the 53-year-old said.”I was advised to attend an isolated room at hospital, despite showing no symptoms, and subsequently self-isolated at home as instructed,” he added.last_img read more

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first_imgDominion Post 17 May 2012United Future’s Peter Dunne has lashed out at the Conservative Party, branding it “seriously extreme and nutty”. The Conservatives have been touted as a future coalition party for National since ACT leader John Banks’ donations scandal. Leader Colin Craig has risen to prominence lately with controversial views on promiscuity and gay marriage. Now Mr Dunne – who has a confidence and supply deal with National – has launched an attack on the political newcomers. And he says he should know, as two of his former MPs – Larry Baldock and Gordon Copeland – stood for the Conservatives in last year’s elections. “They’re extreme,” he said. “Look at Larry Baldock’s fanaticism over smacking. Copeland, the fact he left UnitedFuture over smacking, for goodness sake, when it was a conscience issue.…”It’s a real moral jihad; it would be smacking, not just resisting any change to the abortion laws, it’s tightening the abortion law, it’s anti-prostitution, you name it, the whole suite of agenda items.”http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/politics/6935983/Dunne-attacks-moral-jihad-extremistslast_img read more

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first_imgThe Australian 9 September 2016Family First Comment: Promoting confusion and fantasy in a classroom of 9-year-olds! Shocking. A Year 4 pupil at a primary school west of Melbourne is undergoing a gender transition, with the Safe Schools Coalition helping with the process at the school.Roz Ward, co-founder and head of the program in Victoria, is expected to visit the school today to hold a workshop for the ­pupil’s class, after which the pupil plans to socially change to their chosen new gender.Parents of the Year 4 class were advised of the workshop only days ago when the school sent home a letter. “Safe Schools are visiting … to assist us with the gender choice of a student who is currently transitioning,” the letter stated.“The session will include learning that considers how students can be a good friend and ally to people (of) all genders.”The Australian has chosen not to name the school because of privacy concerns.Several parents have expressed concerns about the way the school has handled the matter, including the lack of notice and detailed ­information about what pupils will be taught in the workshop.The Daily Telegraph reported last week that a four-year old preschooler in NSW had begun “transitioning” before attending their first day of kindergarten.In Victoria, the Education ­Department’s policy states that “schools must support and respect a student’s choice to identify as their desired gender when this does not align with their desig­nated sex at birth”.READ MORE: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/education/year-4-pupil-gender-transitions-at-melbourne-school/news-story/86ee2b26ec8e2f691baa3d7e8f795aa0last_img read more

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first_img Share Share Sharing is caring! HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) — Cuba’s Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology Centre will launch its diabetic foot ulcer pharmaceutical known as Heberprot-P into new markets, such as Brazil, Peru and some European countries. Mailyin Palmero, a promotion official with the Havana centre, said that over 125,000 people have been treated with the Cuban drug in other countries, including nearly 100,000 Venezuelans.The scientific institution is taking part at the 24th International Congress on Orthopedics and Traumatology, underway until Saturday at Havana’s Frank Pais orthopedic hospital.The forum, which is being attended by local and foreign institutions in the field, offers an opportunity to promote the advantages of the Cuban pharmaceutical, which prevents the amputation of lower limbs in patients suffering from diabetic foot ulcers.The commercialization of Heberprot-P is under negotiation in Brazil and Peru, while the medication is being submitted to clinical tests in Europe before its registration, said the official.Palmero said that effectiveness studies reveal a successful 78 percent impact by the medication, though most of the people treated with it already suffered from advanced ulcers which, if their doctors had known about the drug before, the results would have been much better.Heberprot-P was approved five years ago and over this period it has been commercialized in 18 countries, including Venezuela, Bolivia and Ecuador.Caribbean News Now HealthLifestyle Cuban diabetic foot drug launches in new markets by: – September 20, 2013center_img Tweet Share 41 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

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first_img Loading… The six-time Ballon d’Or winner – contracted until 2021 – has cut a frustrated figure at times this term after issues on and off the field at the club. But Manchester City forward and Argentina team-mate Aguero feels the 32-year-old will see out his career with Barca. “Leo is a player who is already a symbol and legend of Barcelona, but things happen in football,” Aguero told El Chiringuito TV. “Many players have changed for Leo and he stayed at Barcelona. He loves the club, he identifies with Barcelona, he is comfortable and happy.Advertisement Read Also: Aguero defends Messi amid Argentina criticism“Back then he had to iron out a few things but he’s always had that talent. I’m proud and happy to see the story that he’s written and that hasn’t ended yet. It’s going to be very difficult, impossible even, to surpass his legacy.“The most important thing for me is his character. Everyone appreciates him, adores him as a player. But he’s a wonderful guy and I’m proud to still be among his friends.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Sergio Aguero believes Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi will retire at Camp Nou as he “loves” the La Liga champions. Messi’s future has dominated headlines following a public row with sporting director Eric Abidal prior to the 2019-20 season being suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic.center_img Promoted Content6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo40 Child Actors Who Turned Into Gorgeous Adults6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits EarthWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?Top 10 TV Characters Meant To Be Iconic “No matter how many things happen, he will continue. Unless something catastrophic happens.” Messi had scored 19 La Liga goals and 24 across all competitions for La Liga leaders Barca prior to the campaign coming to a halt. Barca were two points clear of bitter rivals Real Madrid through 27 matches at the time of postponement last month. Messi will “have no trouble” signing a contract extension at Barcelona, according to the club’s former president Joan Laporta. One of his former teammates, Sameul Eto, recently praised Messi for staying humble despite his rise to super stardom and suggested his legacy will be hard to beat in years to come. “He hasn’t changed at all. He’s still the good person that I knew back then and that I still know,” Eto’o said. “He recently said ‘thanks to Samuel’, thanks to my advice – that I won’t reveal here – that his career changed.last_img read more

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first_imgRelatedPosts Italy introduces compulsory virus testing for travellers from France Nigeria records new COVID-19 infections, more deaths as figures rise to 57,242 Vidal lands in Milan to complete move from Barca to Inter Nigeria-born billionaire Alki David is interested in securing a deal for the naming rights of Barcelona’s Camp Nou stadium.Barcelona announced on Wednesday that the title rights for their 63-year-old home were up for sale for the 2020-21 season in order to raise money in the fight against coronavirus. “This is an opportunity that I am bullish about,” he is quoted as saying by Mail Online.“It is an historic moment in the history of sport and it fits well with my current plans. Contact was opened at the start of the week and I am quietly confident the deal will be secured.”David, who was born in Nigeria, but has a British passport, owns two companies and also shares a CBD (cannabidiol) business with former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson.“Manchester City got just over £18million for their annual rights, Spurs are now seeking £25 million, but Barcelona are on a different level,” he said.“This deal with the Nou Camp is another way to help. It is full of all the energy that Barcelona stands for. My health company has been working hard with top virologists, including the UK’s Dr Dorothy Bray, to look at any way we can hit this virus.” As for the name itself, he said: “Both of my companies make sense for the Nou Camp name because of our association with sports. FilmOn TV has a vast array of sports channels running 24/7 despite the sports lockdown, while Swissx, my health company, has already planned the Swissx Games in Gstaad – and now we’re set to announce the Swissx eFoil Cup in Malibu.“Swissx Nou Camp has a nice ring to it. That is my preferred choice at the moment.”Tags: Alki DavidCamp NouCoronavirusFC Barcelonalast_img read more

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first_imgKolkata: India has submitted its expression of interest to host the AFC Asian Cup in 2027, All India Football Federation (AIFF) general secretary Kushal Das said. “We have submitted the expression of interest to AFC (Asian Football Confederation),” Das told IANS.It will be the first time India will host the continental event if the interest sees the light of the day.The AFC had extended the deadline to lodge expression of interest by three months from March 31 to June 30 in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.Saudi Arabia is the other nation which has publicly expressed its interest to launch a bid for 2027 Asian Cup. India have also been awarded hosting rights for the 2022 Women’s AFC Asian Cup in 2022. Previously, India have hosted the Men’s U-17 World Cup and were slated to host the Women’s U-17 World Cup in November. But it got postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. IANSAlso Read: 10 Chinese cities selected to host AFC Asian CupAlso Watch: War against COVID-19: Assam Health Department signs 22 MoUs with private hospitals in Silcharlast_img read more

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first_imgKyle Hope gave the West Indians a boost ahead of next week’s first Test at Edgbaston when he scored the first century of the tour in the day/night game against Derbyshire at Derby.Hope made 105 while his brother Shai, Kieran Powell and Roston Chase all passed fifty under the County Ground floodlights against the pink ball.Although Derbyshire fielded a weakened side, Hope and Powell, who made 92, impressed before Shai Hope with an unbeaten 69 and Chase with 62 not out shared an unbroken stand of 109 in 28 overs to take the tourists to 340 for 3 at stumps after a delay for rain.The game was played in chilly overcast conditions from the start but the performance of the Hopes, Powell and Chase made it a good day for the tourists after skipper Jason Holder won the toss and elected to bat.Derbyshire rested the players who will figure in next week’s T20 games so it was an inexperienced side that Tony Palladino led out with three making their first-class debuts.One of them was 16-year-old seamer James Taylor who, along with older brother Tom, became the first brothers to play in the same match for the county since 1939.The conditions suggested batting could be awkward against the pink ball although it was a loose shot that accounted for Kraigg Brathwaite, who was lbw playing across the line at Tom Millns in the fourth over.But that was Derbyshire’s last success of the first session as Powell and Kyle Hope enjoyed valuable time in the middle in conditions similar to the ones they will encounter in Birmingham next week, although the bowling will be considerably more testing.Powell drove fluently through mid-off as he completed a fifty which included nine fours from 47 balls and it was a surprise when he played over a full-length delivery from Palladino eight short of a century.Hope grew in authority and there were 15 fours in his hundred which came from 162 balls but he was beaten in the penultimate over before tea when 19-year-old left-arm spinner Matt Sonczak found some turn to hit his off stump and claim his maiden first-class wicket.The stand with his brother was worth 72 in 25 overs and Shai and Chase added another 62 in the increasingly bleak conditions until heavy drizzle forced the players off the pitch at 20:00hrs.The umpires decided play could resume 40 minutes later which allowed Chase to complete his third 50 in as many innings from 55 balls when he straight-drove Greg Cork for his eighth four.last_img read more

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first_img Published on December 5, 2015 at 4:07 pm Contact Jon: jrmettus@syr.edu | @jmettus Ben Polk ran toward the Syracuse bench and pounded his chest twice with his right hand before being engulfed by a mass of jumping Orange players.“Let’s go,” Polk yelled, clenching his fists. “Let’s go.”His screams of celebration were more than just that. With a back-post header on a corner kick from Liam Callahan in the 79th minute of the game, Polk sent Syracuse to its first Final Four. His screams were the release of pressure SU had built up all game to finally crack through and get the winning goal. They were the exorcism of Syracuse’s last lost — Oct. 30 at Boston College in the final game of the regular season. And they were the realization that Syracuse would be headed to the College Cup.“It means everything,” SU defender Louis Cross said. “This is the reason why we’re here.”Since losing to the Eagles, the Orange went undefeated in six games, won the Atlantic Coast Conference title and made it to the Elite Eight. On Saturday, in front of 1,923 fans at SU Soccer Stadium, the No. 6 seed Orange (16-5-3, 3-4-1 ACC) made history again, beating Boston College (11-8-2, 4-4), 1-0, to advance to the Final Four for the first time in program history.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse will play No. 2 seed Clemson (17-2-3, 6-1-1) on Friday at Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kansas.“There’s only one more week left in the season and to be playing is something special,” head coach Ian McIntyre said.Five minutes before kickoff, McIntyre brought his team together in an arm-in-arm circle. “We want it more. We want it,” McIntyre seemed to say to his players, and from the start of the game it looked like it.Syracuse applied constant pressure through the first half, taking risks while Boston College had to shift its weight back on its heels.“Our brand of soccer is just to keep pushing and attack and throw numbers forward,” McIntyre said.SU forward Chris Nanco fired a hard line drive of a shot from about 20 yards away that hit off an Eagles player inside the box and skipped to Boston College goalie Alex Kapp, who had to make a diving save. SU midfielder Julian Buescher’s shot from the left corner of the penalty area forced Kapp to make another diving stop.Seven shots and four on goal in the half, but the Orange had nothing to show for it. Boston College, meanwhile, had failed to even record a shot.McIntyre’s squad pushed the pace in the second half, too. Any stoppage of play was followed by a quick throw in or free kick. The head coached begged an official to speed up the game, spinning his hands in a circle.“We didn’t get an early goal in the second half, but you could feel the momentum,” McIntyre said.Boston College’s first recorded shot on goal didn’t come until 70 minutes into the game. The ball was blocked on the way and never made it to the net. Minutes earlier, the Orange had managed five corners kicks in a row — though each one was sent away.On the 13th corner of the day, Boston College finally cracked. Polk was undefended 5 yards away from the far post and connected with a cross that Callahan didn’t think anyone was going to get to.“It was only a matter of time to actually counter on one and score,” Callahan said.“… It was just finding that one goal to push us forward.”After the game, McIntyre joked that he doesn’t know how far Kansas City is from Syracuse.About 1,008 miles.And the Orange will be one of just four college soccer teams left playing there on Friday. Comments Related Stories Syracuse applies extra defensive pressure to shutout Boston College in Elite Eightcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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first_imgHeavyweight Jamaican artistes, Jah Cure and Damian ‘Junior Gong’ Marley, have teamed up for a new single entitled Marijuana. The tune is set to hit airwaves on April 19, and use its release to support and celebrate festivities on April 20. 4/20, as it’s popularly referred to, is a date in which the smoking of marijuana is celebrated across the globe with events and conferences held on that day. The digits 420 is just simply refers to the act of smoking marijuana, for those in the know. According to reports, Jah Cure and Marley are support a slew of events across the US during this year’s 4/20 celebrations, and will be provided specially made Marijuana rolling papers and other smoking collateral to patrons. Those who have caught an early listen to the song say it’s an ode to the euphoric sensations of smoking cannabis, with a line stating, “CBD is my medicine… Legal drugs, they killing us.”last_img read more

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