H1N1 FLU BREAKING NEWS: ICU strain, Chan on speed of spread, Mexico’s projections, Colombia’s chief ill, flu video vote

first_imgAug 31, 2009H1N1 cases may strain ICUs this winterExperience to date suggests that the novel H1N1 flu may put a heavy burden on intensive care units (ICUs) in coming months, said critical care specialists quoted in a Canadian Press report today. ICUs in some of the hospitals hit hardest by virus nearly ran out of specialized equipment and skilled staff. The Public Health Agency of Canada has scheduled a meeting this week in Winnipeg to discuss the problem.http://thechronicleherald.ca/Front/9013059.htmlAug 31 Canadian Press storyMexico predicts 1 million cases in next flu waveMexico’s government projects that 1 million of its citizens will become ill this winter with the novel H1N1 virus, the Latin American Herald Tribune reported today. The country’s health secretary, Jose Angel Cordova, said on Aug 28 that the number of cases is stable for now, with about 80 to 100 infections reported each day. He said the government is working on emergency plans on school closures, social distancing measures, and hospital preparations.http://laht.com/article.asp?ArticleId=342571&CategoryId=14091Aug 31 Latin American Herald Tribune storyWHO chief: H1N1 spreads at ‘unbelievable’ speedDr. Margaret Chan, head of the World Health Organization, told France’s Le Monde newspaper that the novel H1N1 virus “spreads at an unbelievable, almost unheard-of speed,” according to an Aug 29 Agence France-Presse (AFP) story. She said the virus can travel as far in 6 weeks as other viruses travel in 6 months and estimated that up to 30% of people in densely populated countries are at risk for infection. Chan also noted that about 40% of deaths are in previously healthy young adults.http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20090829/hl_afp/healthfluwho_20090829132344Aug 29 AFP storyColombia’s president ill with pandemic fluColombian President Alvaro Uribe became ill with flulike symptoms on Aug 28 while addressing South American leaders at a summit in Argentina and was diagnosed yesterday as having the pandemic H1N1 virus, The Guardian reported today. He has continued working in partial isolation via phone and internet. So far no illnesses have been reported in other leaders or in Uribe’s travel group.http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/aug/31/uribe-alvaro-colombia-swine-fluAug 31 Guardian storyHHS opens public vote for flu-prevention videoThe US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has invited the public to help pick the best video in its Flu Prevention Public Service Announcement (PSA) Contest. The top 10 videos, chosen from among 240 entries, have been posted on YouTube, and the public is invited to view the 30-second spots and vote their choice. The winner will receive $2,500 and see the video broadcast on national television.http://www.hhs.gov/news/press/2009pres/08/20090829a.htmlAug 31 HHS news release with link to PSAsKuwait postpones kindergarten startKuwait’s education ministry said yesterday that the country will delay opening kindergartens for 2 months to curb the spread of the novel H1N1 virus, AFP reported today. The measure will also apply to nurseries and schools that serve students with special needs. Other schools will reopen at the usual time, the last week of September.http://www.gulf-times.com/site/topics/article.asp?cu_no=2&item_no=312015&version=1&template_id=37&parent_id=17Aug 31 AFP storyCVS stores to offer seasonal flu vaccineThe CVS pharmacy chain today announced that seasonal flu vaccine will be available starting tomorrow at 500 of its stores, according to a company press release. Vaccine will be available to adults and children over 18 months without an appointment. The chain said it will host about 9,000 flu clinic events starting Sep 15. With novel H1N1 vaccine expected to reach providers in October, the US CDC has said that people should receive the seasonal vaccine as soon as it’s available.http://info.cvscaremark.com/newsroom/press-releases/cvspharmacy-and-minuteclinic-encourage-americans-protect-themselves-early-seAug 31 CVS/Caremark press releaselast_img read more

Arsenal fans hail ‘best recruiter’ Matteo Guendouzi after Pape Gueye message

first_imgGueye, who has been described as a mixture between Paul Pogba and N’Golo Kante, has some impressive defensive stats for Le Havre in Ligue 2 this season.This would not be the first time Arsenal have raided the French second division, with Guendouzi himself arriving from FC Lorient back in 2018, and Le Havre have a reputation for developing some enormously talented players, such as Pogba, Riyad Mahrez and Benjamin Mendy.MORE: Arsenal set date for Matteo Guendouzi contract talks to secure midfielder’s futureMORE: Arsenal target Dayot Upamecano keen on Premier League move as contract talks stallMore: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Advertisement Comment Guendouzi is Arsenal’s best recruiter by far. Saliba, Upamecano, Pape Gueye etc. Get Raul out of my club. It’s Guendouzizou SZN.— © (@Centravanti9) February 12, 2020 Metro Sport ReporterThursday 13 Feb 2020 10:17 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link12.6kShares Agent Guendouzi 👀First Saliba, then Upamecano and now Pape Gueye… pic.twitter.com/Lvydht5pnX— LacaZte. (@LacaZte) February 12, 2020 Arsenal fans hail ‘best recruiter’ Matteo Guendouzi after Pape Gueye Instagram message First he spent last summer tapping up Upamecano, this year Guendouzi is once again doing the Lord’s work on Pape Gueye.#afc pic.twitter.com/QI7J9md8xb— Gilles (@_Grimanditweets) February 12, 2020 Pape Gueye commented on Guendouzi’s Instagram post ?Not long until Arsenal Twitter aka. CIA found out Pape’s entire family’s information… 😂— Claude Wu 🔴 ⚪️ (@claudewuAFC) February 12, 2020 The Le Havre midfielder has been linked with a move to north London (Pictures: Getty)Le Havre midfielder and rumoured Arsenal target Pape Gueye has got Gunners fans excited after sending a message to midfielder Matteo Guendouzi on Instagram.The north London club are reportedly working on a cut-price deal to sign Gueye in the summer, with the 21-year-old available for around £5million as his contract expires in 2021.Guendouzi has something of a reputation for sliding into the DMs of Arsenal transfer targets – often messaging William Saliba last summer before his move – though this time it was the other way around.ADVERTISEMENTThe Arsenal star posted a message on Instagram from the Gunners’ winter break warm-weather training camp in Dubai and Gueye replied, writing ‘Guendouzzzz!’ along with a couple of emojis.AdvertisementAdvertisementInnocuous though the exchange may be, that has not stopped Arsenal fans from getting a little carried away and hailing ‘Arsenal’s best recruiter’ for tempting another target to north London.‘Agent Guendouzi,’ wrote one fan. ‘First Saliba, then Upamecano and now Papa Gueye!’ Advertisementlast_img read more

UWI Lecturer recommends modern child protection law for Dominica.

first_imgEducationLocalNewsTertiary UWI Lecturer recommends modern child protection law for Dominica. by: – May 6, 2011 Tweet 39 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Sharecenter_img Share Share Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Law, University of the West Indies (UWI) Cave Hill, Barbados Tracy Robinson, believes there is a need for a modern child protection law here and is therefore recommending that Dominica seriously considers the model which the OECS Family Law and Domestic Project has generated and which Grenada has introduced.She was speaking at another of the NBD/UWI lectures titled Family Law’s Institutions in Transition: Rights, Rhetoric and Reform”.The lecture was held at the Fort Young Hotel Thursday night.Robinson, believes too much money is spent on the court system social services in the region in relations to child support and very little is recovered.This year, in an effort to decentralize, UWI has taken a decision to decentralize non-formal education and will take the lecture to the north eastern village of Wesley tonight at Our Lady of La Soie Catholic Church.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Clippers play for a series, Spurs for an era

first_imgThe Spurs only seem like they’re forever. They could actually be gone in a day … as in Saturday.The Clippers are playing Game 7 in the hope of winning a title that only they think is possible.The Spurs are playing as much to continue their 18-year run with Tim Duncan that makes them the reigning dynasty of the post-Bill Russell NBA.Duncan’s three-year, $30 million contract, which he took to give the Spurs cap room, runs out July 1. Russell’s Celtics won 11 titles in 13 seasons in the 1950s and ’60s. San Antonio is as close as the modern era comes.If the Spurs won just five titles, there are now 30 teams and four rounds of best-of-seven playoffs.In 1957 when the Celtics’ run began, there were eight teams and two rounds. The first round was a best-of-three in which they swept Syracuse.By the Celtics’ seventh game in 1957, there were two games left in the Finals, which ended April 13.Red Auerbach kept rebuilding around Russell, starting with veterans Bob Cousy and Bill Sharman, bringing in Tom Heinsohn, Sam Jones, Satch Sanders and K.C. Jones; revitalizing veterans like Don Nelson, Bailey Howell and Willie Naulls; finally nabbing John Havlicek to carry the tradition onward with a down-the-line pick in 1962 (No. 7 after players who included Paul Hogue, Billy McGill, Len Chappell and LeRoy Ellis).Popovich kept rebuilding around Duncan after teaming him with David Robinson; bringing in Parker and Ginobili; finally getting Kawhi Leonard with a down-the-line pick (No. 15 in 2011, acquired from Indiana for George Hill) and new life after losing in the first round twice and the second once from 2009-2011.Of course, the Lakers won five titles over the same period but left a few on the table with Shaquille O’Neal unable to co-exist with Kobe Bryant.They had to pull off a minor miracle, acquiring Pau Gasol, to last as long as they did, winning their last title in 2010 before … oh, you know.The Lakers took their own shot at carrying the tradition forward with Dwight Howard, which didn’t work as well as it did with Hondo and Kawhi.What goes around, comes around. For some happy teams, it can take a long time.Of course, as poultry magnate Frank Perdue used to say, it takes a tough man to make tender chicken.After Game 6, Popovich called his players “soft” and their performance “embarrassing.”“I don’t know how we stayed in the game, to be honest,” he said. “It was very disappointing to see the group approach. No excuses for it, just poor.“We should be ashamed at the way we came out for a close-out game in every regard.”To see if their fun times come to an end, tune in Saturday. At 39, he’s still among the top centers — no, he’s not a power forward despite Spurs claims since he jumps center, plays in the post and guards opposing centers — so no one is nudging him toward retirement.Nevertheless, it’s out there somewhere. If Timmy has stayed until now because they still compete for titles, a first-round exit could end that in the time it takes to say, “Thanks for the memories.”Coach Gregg Popovich has said he’ll only stick around as long as Duncan.At 37, Manu Ginobili (I cannot tell a lie, my favorite player of this era) is no longer the acrobat he was in his mid-30s. His contract is running out, too.Tony Parker will soon turn 33. He signed through 2018, so he won’t go anywhere even if he’s the new elder statesman.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Clippers rookie Shai Gilgeous-Alexander focused on cardio

first_imgPLAYA VISTA — Back and forth, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander shuffled between the foul line and the sideline, logging a day’s worth of defensive slides before practice began Tuesday at the Clippers training facility.The prized rookie guard hoped the extra conditioning – done, as Gilgeous-Alexander does most things on a basketball court, with a smile – would help him ditch the cement boots he’d found himself wearing in the second half of his pro debut Sunday.The No. 11 pick in this year’s draft, Gilgeous-Alexander had 10 points, four assists and four steals in the Clippers’ 110-91 exhibition victory over the Sydney Kings on Sunday in Honolulu. It was an impressive introduction, but for him, the wake-up call came when his legs went dead.Asked what he learned from watching film of the game, Gilgeous-Alexander didn’t hesitate: “How bad of shape I was in. In the game, I realized it. And then when I watched it, I realized how slow I was moving up and down the court at some point.” Kristaps Porzingis ruled out as Clippers, Mavericks set for Game 5; Follow for game updates PRESEASON ACTIONRivers said Milos Teodosic, hampered by a hamstring injury, won’t play in their exhibition game against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at Staples Center.The youngsters will play most, Rivers said, adding he doesn’t expect Wesley Johnson, the only holdover from the Lob City era, to get much court time against the Timberwolves (who still haven’t met Jimmy Butler’s reported trade demands).“I know what Wes can do, I want to see what some of the other guys can do,” Rivers said of Johnson, who averaged 5.4 points, 2.9 rebounds and one steal last season.Related Articles Clippers vs. Mavericks Game 5 playoff updates from NBA beat reporters For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory STING LIKE A BEEThe Clippers intend for their calling card to be their toughness. Point guard Patrick Beverley described his teammates as “tough as nails” and big man Montrezl Harrell promised opponents are in for a fight every night.It might be good, then, that they face the Eastern Conference’s Charlotte Hornets only a couple times a year.Tobias Harris, the Clippers’ talented 6-foot-8 forward, finally met his match Monday – a bee.“You know what? Twenty-six years, the streak has ended, a bee has stung me,” Harris said. “It stung me on my pinkie actually, and it hurt – it hurt!”Harris said he was stung when he picked up a package that was delivered to his home.“As I went to lift it up, it just stung me, right in my pinkie,” he said. “I was like, ‘Oh, dang, did the box have a nail sticking out?’ And then I saw it was a bee, so I got kind of scared and ran away.”He didn’t cry, mind you.“Mainly because I was with my girlfriend,” Harris admitted. “She was saying I was being dramatic, but I didn’t cry.” Sign up for Home Turf and get exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.It’s all part of the ongoing education of Gilgeous-Alexander, who also is absorbing advice from his teammates, Rivers said.“They’re all sharing in that,” Rivers said. “I think Luc (Mbah a Moute) probably talks to him the most, but I think they all pretty much they give him a lot of advice. Shai’s pretty good, though. As they say, the best students out of Harvard only listen to 70 percent of what guys are telling them, the other 30 percent they kind of figured it out.”Gilgeous-Alexander might be one of those guys, Rivers said. What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 Coach Doc Rivers realized it too.“Shai, in the first half, he was flying, and in the second half, he had the cement boots on,” said Rivers, who acknowledged how emotionally draining a moment a player’s first professional game can be.Gilgeous-Alexander hasn’t been slow to address the issue of endurance. In addition to conditioning, the 20-year-old said he also met with the team’s nutritionist Tuesday morning.“I saw a bunch of different ways you can help your body, things I never even thought were possible,” said Gilgeous-Alexander, who hopes a better-defined meal plan will help improve his stamina and add bulk to his 6-foot-6, 180-pound frame.“Like, I thought eggs were good for me — but too much eggs can be bad for you.” Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more