In an email sent to community members Thursday, University Health Center director Sharon McMullen warned both community members and weekend visitors that eight cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) have been reported in Southwest Michigan “not far from” Notre Dame’s campus.In the email, McMullen encouraged people to take precautions against the mosquitos.“Anyone outdoors between dusk and dawn is urged to apply an insect repellent that contains 20% to 50% of the active ingredient DEET to exposed skin and clothing,” she said in the email.Furthermore McMullen said in the email individuals should avoid being outdoors at dawn and dusk, which are heightened times of mosquito activity; clothe themselves in garments with long sleeves and long pants and are light-colored; use nets or fans over any place they are eating food outside; cover windows and doors to prevent mosquitos from entering buildings and empty standing water from places mosquitos are likely to lay eggs.“Chills, fever, malaise and joint or muscle pain” are all symptoms of EEE, the email said. McMullen also said in the email individuals younger than 15 and older than 50 are the most at risk for severe disease. As a precaution, the Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore has insect repellant for sale.Tags: disease, Eastern Equine Encephalitis, mosquitos, University Health Center
May 26, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – Indonesian health officials have reported that H5N1 avian influenza caused the recent death an 18-year-old West Java man, brother of a 10-year-old girl whose death was previously attributed to the virus, according to news agencies.And in the North Sumatra family cluster, officials broadened home quarantine to include 54 people—up from the 33 reported yesterday—as a World Health Organization (WHO) official identified chickens as the likely source of the outbreak, according to Reuters stories today.The 10-year-old and 18-year-old siblings died in a Bandung, West Java, hospital May 23, according to an Agence France-Presse (AFP) report today. Yesterday an Indonesian official said the girl had tested positive for H5N1 in a local lab but that results for her brother were still pending.Today’s AFP report quoted Ahmad Prihatna, an epidemiologist at the health ministry, as saying, “Tests carried out by the health ministry confirmed that they died of bird flu.”The two, according to an Associated Press article today, died within hours of each other less than a day after being admitted to Hasan Sidikin hospital in Bandung, capital of West Java. Samples have been sent to a WHO-accredited lab for confirmation, according to AFP.If confirmed, the cases would raise Indonesia’s avian flu death toll to 35, second only to Vietnam.Voluntary quarantine expandsAs the probe of the case cluster in North Sumatra continues, WHO officials have asked 54 people in the remote village of Kubu Sembelang to quarantine themselves at home, a Reuters story said today. None of these, the officials said, have exhibited avian flu symptoms.Thirty-nine of the 54 are taking oseltamivir (Tamiflu) as a precaution, Reuters reported. “All who can take it are,” WHO spokesperson Gregory Hartl told Reuters. “The others are not taking it because they are either pregnant, lactating mothers, or children.”The source of the Sumatran outbreak remains unknown, but WHO epidemiologist Steven Bjorge said poultry is the likeliest candidate, according to a separate Reuters story today.”What we’re finding out the longer our team stays up in that area is that there are many, many outbreaks in chickens that always go unreported,” Bjorge told Reuters. “Just in the past couple of weeks, they have found a couple of outbreaks of chickens dying in various villages in that area.”The first case [a 37-year-old woman considered by WHO to be the index case] has to get it from somewhere. It has to be something environmental.” Asked if sick chickens were responsible, he was quoted as saying, “We think that it has to be that way.”Also today, the WHO reiterated that it will not raise its global pandemic alert level from phase 3 (human infection, but no or only rare human-to-human spread) to phase 4 (small clusters with limited human-to-human transmission, but spread is highly localized). The agency said this week that human-to-human-to-human (two-generation) transmission might have occurred in the North Sumatra cluster. But officials have observed no further spread beyond the family cluster and no ominous mutations in H5N1 viruses that have been analyzed.Paul Gully, senior adviser to WHO’s top avian flu official, Margaret Chan, said in a third Reuters report, “Our feeling now is there is nothing new that has happened which would make us want to consider moving to level 4.”H5N1 outbreaks in poultryAvian flu outbreaks in chickens in Romania have now reached 70 in the past 2 weeks, Reuters reported today, and 35 additional outbreaks are suspected.The Romanian Agriculture Ministry said in a statement cited by Reuters, “The bird flu virus has been confirmed in 75 localities from 13 counties. There are also 35 suspect locations. The national institute for animal health is further testing suspect deaths in fowl.”This outbreak originated 13 days ago at a poultry farm in the county of Brasov, about 100 miles north of Bucharest. Live chickens from the farm were sold to peasants across the country without health certificates, according to Reuters.Elsewhere, Nigeria’s agriculture ministry reported a new H5N1 outbreak in its northern state of Kano, according to a Voice of America story today.The Nigerian Veterinary Research Institute said yesterday that samples of dead chickens from a farm near Kano tested positive for avian flu. Avian flu control teams destroyed more than 16,000 chickens on the farm to try to prevent spread of the virus, the report said.And in Russia, new cases of avian flu in domestic birds have been reported in eight villages in three Siberian regions, Russia’s agriculture ministry said today, as reported by RIA Novosti.”Fowl infected with avian influenza have been registered in three villages in Novosibirsk Region, four villages in Omsk Region, and one village in Altai Territory,” the ministry said in a statement. The article added that about 1.1 million birds have died of the disease in Russia, and 300,000 have been culled to control H5N1 since February, according to the Emergency Situations Ministry.No human cases of avian flu have been reported in Romania, Nigeria, or Russia.
Ndidi has missed Leicester’s last two matches, draws against Chelsea and Wolves, with soreness in his knee following surgery last month.However, Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers is “hopeful” that the Nigerian international will be available for this Saturday’s game at the King Power Stadium, and Ndidi has shown he is working hard, posting a video from the gym at the club’s Belvoir Drive training ground, where he has been put through a series of exercises.Interestingly, if Ndidi is not fully fit and available for this weekend’s match, Leicester will be without a specialist defensive midfielder. Loading… Read Also: Fans congratulate Odion Ighalo on his Man Utd’s debutBut are hopeful their first-choice midfield destroyer will be fit to take on the reigning Premier League champions next Saturday after he responded well to treatment this week.If not, Foxes boss Rodgers says he will have to assess his squad to determine who plays at the base of midfield, with Papy Mendy also sidelined because of a knee injury sustained last month and Hamza Choudhury suspended for a match after receiving the club’s first red card of the season in Friday’s goalless draw with Wolves.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Recuperating Super Eagles midfielder Wilfred Ndidi is building strength in his knee as he bids to return to fitness in time for Leicester City’s clash with Manchester City this weekend.Advertisement Promoted ContentPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitiA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs8 Amazing Movies You Need To Watch On Amazon Prime8 Shows You Didn’t Want To Watch At The End6 Major TV Characters We Were Relieved To See Leaving The ShowThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love With18 Beautiful Cities That Are Tourist Magnets5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksCristiano Ronaldo Turns His Hotels Into Coronavirus Hospitals?Fantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread ArtBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?
Meet and Greet the Donegal Senior County Team Squad.The Donegal G.A.A. County Board in conjunction with the Donegal Players Training Fund are holding a meet and greet session on Saturday next 8th September 2012 in Mac Cumhaill Park.You can watch the team train from 10.15am onwards and then the meet and gret will take place at 11.30am. Clubs, Schools and individuals from throughout the county are invited to come along and view a team training session and later met and greet members of the county squad.There will also be an opportunity to have jersey’s, autographs, programmes etc signed.Voluntary contributions towards the Team Training Fund will be accepted on the day and numerous County GAA Jersey’s will also be raffled.Come along and enjoy the buzz and build up to the All Ireland Final in Croke Park on the 23rd September 2012. Further information and details are available from Kathleen Campbell on 087 2905381. COUNTDOWN TO CROKER: MEET AND GREET WITH THE DONEGAL TEAM was last modified: September 5th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:COUNTDOWN TO CROKER: MEET AND GREET WITH THE DONEGAL TEAM
Another great performance from the St. Eunans man Rory Kavanagh in midfield for Donegal in the game against Louth. Photo Brian McDaidBY CATHAL MacSUIBHNE: After only securing one point from the last four on offer, Donegal got back on the promotion track today with a relatively straight forward win – but they did make life hard for themselves in the second half in Ballyshannon.Having started the two previous games against Meath and Down sluggishly, today Jim McGuinness’ men were quick out of the traps and made a blistering start, out-scoring their opponents by 0-6 to 0-1 early on and this was pushed out as far as 0-12 to 0-1.Louth were only out on the field a couple of minutes before throw-in and they were extremely slow to settle once the ball was thrown in. In their pre-match warm up half an hour earlier, it was strange seeing them play small-sided games with kids-sized footballs – Donegal at the other end of the field stuck to the size fives and it showed in the first quarter with fine scores taken from Dermot Molloy and Declan Walsh amongst others. Molloy only just passed a fitness test moments before throw-in, having tweaked ligaments in his ankle in the game in Newry. Neil Gallagher didn’t make the Donegal starting line-up – he picked up a muscle strain in action for Glenswilly last weekend – although Louth had their own version playing in goal; he was a busy man with kick-outs as the home side swarmed forward at every opportunity, determined to post a big score.McGuinnessJim had been annoyed with his troops’ lack of economy in front of the posts in their last match and with two shooting drills finding their way into the warm-up routine, it was clear that they meant business in this facet of their play. Today his side managed more points in the first half (0-13) than they had managed in the entirety of either of the last two games.With Martin McElhinney unable to start and Gallagher not fit to come in as a direct swap, it was left to Christy Toye to line up alongside Rory Kavanagh in the engine room.Kavanagh in full flight against Louth: Pic Brian McDaidBoth players put in excellent displays with Kavanagh the best man on show. His fielding, surging runs forward and finishing ability make him such a good all-rounder and we saw a vintage performance today from the Eunan’s man. It is a huge credit to Toye that he has the fitness and conditioning to be able to undertake a midfield role having been on the sidelines for so long; he, just like his sidekick Kavanagh, registered a brace of points in the opening period.Aside from the absence of the emigrated Ryan Bradley, few would have thought there would be much change to the Donegal championhsip starting fifteen from last year to this. As we near the end of the league though Toye, Ryan McHugh and Odhran MacNiallais would appear to have secured their starting jerseys for the Celtic Park showdown and that turnover of players is crucial for the panel this year.McHugh came on for the second half of the game while his U-21 captain, Patrick McBrearty, started in attack; both men will be vital to Donegal’s attempt to get back into another provincial final on Wednesday night.Michael Murphy keeps possession against Louth: Pic Brian McDaidBack to today and the visitors simply had no answer to Donegal’s running game in the early stages and had only a single point to show for almost the entire first half. They picked up two black cards in their attempts to stop the Donegal waves of attack and only a late goal put some semblance of respectability on the half-time scoreboard. It was a crazy decision to let the goal stand though, with Paul Durcan being clattered as he rose to claim a high ball into his square and the Four Masters man should have been given a free out.The next phase of the game will not have pleased neither supporters nor management. Donegal seemed to canter through the third quarter and over elaborated in attack, not taking scores when they were on. The Wee County made them pay for this with two quick fire goals and an earlier free – suddenly the gap had gone from ten points to just three. This awoke the hosts from their slumber though and they replied with a major of their own – a thunderous finish to the roof of the net from substitute David Walsh after neat link up play to fashion the chance. It was a sign of the annoyance running through the team at their own sloppiness in the preceding period as any one of Molloy, the younger McHugh or Colm McFadden could have popped the ball over for a point but it was a goal they wanted. Louth kept plugging away and the movement and sharpness of their full forward line was causing problems for Donegal’s last line. The absence of old fashioned markers like Paddy McGrath, Frank McGlynn and Karl Lacey, who was taken off at half time, exposes this full-back line. Regardless of defensive templates and blanket systems, teams still need to have a few specialist defenders who can mark their man and be out in front of the ball; Neil McGee apart that was lacking at times today.Overall though the objective was to get two more points and that is exactly what Donegal did – themselves and Monaghan are out in front of the chasing pack so a draw next week in the Athletic Grounds will secure promotion and a league final place but depending on other results they may well have done enough already. An additional league outing, on the best sod in the country on Jones Road, would be welcome as it would help in getting the likes of Neil Gallagher and Paddy McGrath closer to full fitness ahead of the Derry game. That is why Donegal won’t want to rely on other results to secure their passage so it’ll be full tilt for a win next Sunday against Armagh.Donegal Christy Toye in action in midfield for Donegal in the game against Louth in Ballyshannon – Brian McDaidCATHAL MacSUIBHNE’S GAA BLOG: KAVANAGH SHOWS CLASS AGAINST LOUTH was last modified: March 31st, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:BallyshannonCathal MacSuibhnedonegalGAALouthRory Kavanagh
SANTA CLARA — So much for the 49ers playing five of their next seven games in prime time.Not even the Los Angeles Rams’ undefeated start was enough to keep their Oct. 21 visit to Levi’s Stadium on NBC’s “Sunday Night Football,” and kickoff instead will be at 1:25 p.m. against the injury-depleted 49ers (1-4).Los Angeles Rams’ Todd Gurley II (30) scores a touchdown against San Francisco 49ers’ Dontae Johnson (36) in the second quarter of their NFL game at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., …
An artist’s impression of Green PointStadium, Cape Town’s newly constructed2010 Fifa World Cup stadium, with TableMountain in the background.(Image: MediaClubSouthAfrica.com. Formore free photos, visit the image library)MEDIA CONTACTS • Jermaine Craig 2010 World Cup Organising Committee+27 83 201 0121• Pieter CronjeCity of Cape Town+27 82 465 4965USEFUL LINKS• Fifa Media Channel• 2010 Fifa World Cup• South Africa 2010• City of Cape Town• Cape Town TourismMediaClubSouthAfrica.com reporterAs the world’s best football nations fight through gruelling qualifying campaigns to make it to the 2010 Fifa World Cup, one of the world’s favourite cities is ready to welcome them.On 30 July Mayor of Cape Town Dan Plato and Danny Jordaan, head of the 2010 Fifa World Cup Organising Committee, signed the service level agreement for Cape Town to host the tournament’s final draw at the Cape Town International Convention Centre on 4 December this year.The draw is expected to be broadcast in almost 200 countries and attended by some 2 000 guests and 800 media representatives. It will determine the match order for the world’s top 32 teams who will contest Africa’s first Fifa World Cup from 11 June to 11 July 2010.The agreement sets out the roles and responsibilities for the two parties in staging the event and providing all the necessary support services.“We can’t wait for the fourth of December and we can’t wait for 2010 to welcome all the visitors and spectators to our city,” Plato said. “Cape Town is ready and prepared to deliver a memorable final draw and to provide unique visitor experiences for visitors and the soccer fraternity alike.“The timing coincides with Cape Town’s festive season and all stakeholders are working together on integrated planning and preparations for the event.”According to a 2008 travel survey taken by more than 25 000 readers of UK papers The Daily and Sunday Telegraph, Cape Town gets the nod for best city in the world, beating the likes of Sydney and San Francisco.The city has also made it onto National Geographic’s Places of a Lifetime list, which features 50 of the world’s top destinations. Also in 2008, it was voted into third place in the World Edition of the Monopoly board game, coming in ahead of international icons such as Paris, London and New York.Jordaan said the final draw in South Africa’s scenic Mother City would be a week-long event featuring a number of activities staged by Fifa, the Organising Committee, the City of Cape Town, the Western Cape Provincial Government and all South Africa’s host cities.“There are two projects left in the delivery of the 2010 Fifa World Cup: the final draw this December and then the tournament itself starting next June,” Jordaan said.“The final draw in Cape Town is a critical date and an important milestone for us. And we could not find a better city in which to host it. Cape Town’s a wonderful location and its Green Point Stadium is a landmark, one of the best in the world.”Plato said the World Cup had already created a number of job opportunities in the city, particularly in infrastructure.“The impetus of expenditure and investment in infrastructure for 2010 could not have come at a better time to counteract the effects of the economic slump,” he said. “While not every individual or suburb of Cape Town will benefit directly from the World Cup, improved facilities, services and infrastructure will benefit all indirectly.”Do you have queries or comments about this article? Email Mary Alexander at [email protected]
The flood situation in Rajasthan’s Kota, Jhalawar, Bundi, Baran and Dholpur districts continued to be grim on Monday, following heavy rains in the Hadoti region and in neighbouring Madhya Pradesh, as well as discharge of water from overflowing dams. Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot conducted an aerial survey of the flood-affected areas.About 5,000 people stranded in low-lying areas have been shifted to safer places since Saturday by the Indian Army, civil defence and national and State disaster response teams. A Defence spokesperson said here that the flood relief columns of the Sapta Shakti Command were sent for rescue operations on being requisitioned by the administration.While the Chambal river waters have created islands in several villages, a large number of people were stranded in their houses, on the rooftops and in the temporary sheds where they took shelter after the inundation of low-lying areas. Nineteen gates of the Kota Barrage, situated 1 km upstream of the town, were opened on Sunday night to release 7.09 lakh cusecs of water, which flooded the areas on the river banks.Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla visited flood-hit areas in the Kota district and assured the people of taking steps to provide them relief. Sapta Shakti Command’s General Officer Commanding-in-Chief Lt. Gen. Alok Kler also conducted an aerial recce of the flood-affected areas and interacted with the columns engaged in relief operations.‘Under control’ Mr. Gehlot said the water flowing into south-eastern parts of the State from Madhya Pradesh had started receding and the overall situation was under control. The Chief Minister, who also took stock of the level of water flow in the Chambal river at the Sagarpada bridge in Dholpur, stressed on coordination with the Madhya Pradesh authorities to control the situation.Additional Chief Secretary P.K. Goyal, camping in Kota, was looking after the relief works. Kota Collector Muktanand Agrawal said relief centres had been set up at schools and community centres, and arrangements made to supply food and drinking water to the affected people.About 350 students were marooned in their school for two days at Rawatbhata in Chittorgarh district, after the water released from Rana Pratap Sagar Dam flooded the area; they were evacuated on Monday and taken to their homes. As the children stayed in the school for two nights, government officials and local villagers arranged food, water and medicines for them.
England cricket coach Andy Flower has asked Monty Panesar to stop giving net practice to Indian batting icon Sachin Tendulkar, saying it was “naive” on part of the spinner to help a rival player.”He did bowl to him in the nets before Lord’s and I think that it is quite a naive thing to do,” Flower said after his team’s 196-run win over India. Although the Indian-origin Panesar is not in the English team for the series, Flower said it was still not right for him to give net sessions to a dangerous player such as Tendulkar.”I haven’t spoken to him yet but one would hope he understands that it won’t happen again,” he said.Panesar, who has played 39 Tests for England, has been bowling to Tendulkar in the nets and has stated that he was doing it in spare time to improve himself against “a wonderful batsman and person”.But Tendulkar, who was battling viral during the opening Test, didn’t seem to benefit much from the sessions as he made just 34 and 12.Despite the massive opening Test win, Flower expects India to come back hard in the remaining three matches.”India are a very fine side and they didn’t get to the world No.1 spot by being poor and by not fighting back,” said Flower.”We’ve only won one out of four matches and there is another vital one around the corner and we have to be on the top of our game to win. But we’re ready for that fight,” he added.advertisementWith inputs from PTI