Human H5N1 cases confirmed in Egypt, Indonesia

first_imgJun 25, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – The World Health Organization (WHO) today confirmed two H5N1 avian influenza cases, one in a 4-year-old Egyptian boy and the other in a 3-year-old Indonesian girl.The boy is from Qena governorate in southern Egypt. He got sick on Jun 20 and was admitted to the hospital the next day, where he is in stable condition, according to a WHO statement.He is Egypt’s 37th H5N1 case-patient; 15 cases have been fatal. Egypt’s last two confirmed H5N1 cases, both in children, also occurred in Qena governorate.Initial investigation indicates that the boy was exposed to dead poultry, the WHO said. The test results were confirmed by Egypt’s health ministry, the country’s Central Public Health Laboratory, and US Naval Medical Research Unit 3 (NAMRU-3), which is a WHO reference laboratory.The Indonesian girl, from Riau province in central Sumatra, fell ill on Jun 18 and has since recovered, the WHO said. The source of her infection appears to be exposure to sick and dead poultry, the WHO said. Indonesia now has had 101 cases with 80 deaths.Azizman Daad, the avian flu team leader at a hospital in the Riau capital of Pekanbaru, said the girl was treated with oseltamivir (Tamiflu) as soon as she was admitted, Agence-France Presse (AFP) reported on Jun 23. She was to remain in the hospital for a week of observation, the report said.The two new cases boost the WHO’s global H5N1 total to 315 cases, with the number of deaths remaining at 191.See also: Jun 25 WHO statement on Egyptian patientJun 25 WHO statement on Indonesian patientlast_img read more

Cricket News Pakistan legspinner Yasir Shah trolled for featuring in TikTok video

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Yasir Shah sang the song ‘Oh Humsafar’ with a TikTok artist.Pakistan were whitewashed 0-5 in the ODI series against Australia.Pakistan will play five ODIs against England before the World Cup. “Mai Sirf Tera Raho Ga” #YasirShah #TikTok pic.twitter.com/J8ZDF7CK32— Thakur (@ThakurHassam) April 1, 2019Let’s not blow this out of proportion – @Shah64Y visited Dubai Mall where he came across a #TikTok crew. The girl in the video is from the #TikTok crew who requested Yasir a few time and insisted on making a video. Yasir obliged after the constant requests. No big deal. https://t.co/IBuMY7bYnp— Kalim Khan (@Kallerz37) April 1, 2019Recently, Yasir was awarded the Sitara-e-Imtiaz (Star of Excellence) which is the third highest civilan honour in Pakistan. The 32-year-old shared it on his Twitter handle and added he was honoured to get the award. Yasir had apparently gotten the award for breaking Australian legspinner Clarrie Grimmett’s record of fastest to 200 wickets, which he achieved in 1936. In the 2018 Test against New Zealand in Dubai, Yasir picked up 8/41 and 6/143 to finish with 14 wickets in the match. In the process, Yasir became the fastest to 200 wickets, achieving the feat in just his 33rd Test. His figures of 8/41 in the Dubai Test were the third-best figures by a Pakistan bowler in Tests, behind Abdul Qadir and Sarfraz Nawaz. He picked up six wickets in the second innings and finished with figures of 14/184, the joint-best figures for a Pakistan bowler in Tests. Imran Khan, the current Prime Minister of Pakistan, holds the record with 14/116.  Pakistan will now play five ODIs against England as part of the preparations for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. The 1992 World Cup winners will open their campaign against West Indies in Trent Bridge but the most-awaited encounter will be against India on June 16 in Manchester. Pakistan have lost all six encounters against India in the World Cup and they will be desperate to break the jinx.  highlights New Delhi: Pakistan endured a torrid time in the recently concluded ODI series against Australia. The team suffered a 0-5 whitewash as Australia staged a resurgence and continued their dominance of Pakistan, having not lost a bilateral ODI series against them since 2002. If things were bad on the field for Pakistan, things became worse for one member of the Pakistan team off the field. In a tweet which features Pakistan legspinner Yasir Shah in a TikTok video, the bowler is humming to the tune of ‘Oh Humsafar’, a song sung by Neha Kakkar and Tony Kakkar and the video features Neha and her ex Himansh Kohli. While some appreciated Yasir’s act, there were some who were trolling the Pakistan legspinner for appearing in the video in the aftermath of Pakistan’s whitewash against Australia. Some Pakistan journalists supported Yasir, saying that the issue need not be blown out of proportion. last_img read more

NBA free agency rumors: Latest reports after Kawhi Leonard meets with Raptors

first_imgKawhi Leonard reportedly met with the Raptors on Wednesday, with helicopters following his every move, but the NBA star has yet to make a decision on his future. I can’t believe this is a thing on TV right now #KawhiWatch #WeTheNorth pic.twitter.com/slUuFoPG2c— Jeff Veillette (@JeffVeillette) July 3, 2019Many reports claim the earliest he’ll announce his pick is Friday. Breaking news:After very impressive meetings with the Toronto Raptors and others yesterday, reigning NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard and his team haven’t made a decision and there won’t any announcement TODAY. Enjoy the 4th of July #KawhiWatch— Cris Carter (@criscarter80) July 4, 2019— FS1’s Chris Broussard reported that Drake has been doing his best to keep Leonard in Toronto and added that his decision is between the Raptors and the Lakers.Kawhi Update: Raptors had strong meeting yesterday. Drake heavily involved. Talked of having Kawhi involved w/his OVO record label. Kawhi in deep soul searching. Wants Lakers but wants to make sure Big 3 will fit/work. Clippers out. It’s btwn Lakers & Raptors. Very close.— Chris Broussard (@Chris_Broussard) July 4, 2019— ESPN’s Tim McMahon tweeted that an “NBA player likely to be impacted by the Kawhi decision dominoes” told him Leonard is going back to Toronto.An NBA player likely to be impacted by the Kawhi decision dominoes texted me that he has heard the same thing. But that info/gossip is not coming directly from Kawhi Leonard or his advisors. #grainofsalt https://t.co/Zk3XhoulCe— Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) July 3, 2019— ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported on “SportsCenter” that Leonard is in no rush to make a decision. He added that the choice is between the Clippers, Lakers and Raptors. “The timetable is Kawhi Leonard’s timetable.”—@wojespn on when Kawhi is expected to make his decision pic.twitter.com/k6qpMEhWDJ— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) July 4, 2019center_img As the speculation continues, we’ve rounded up the latest reports on what people are saying about Leonard.— ESPN’s Jalen Rose reported on Wednesday that he was “99 percent hearing” that Leonard would sign a two-year deal with Toronto:”What I’m 99% hearing is that Kawhi Leonard will be returning to Toronto …”—@JalenRose pic.twitter.com/wkWwElEDyx— Get Up (@GetUpESPN) July 3, 2019NBA FREE AGENCY WINNERS AND LOSERS:Nets rise, Knicks fall and Lakers wait on Kawhi Leonard— Later on Wednesday, The Athletic’s Jabari Young disputed Rose’s report of a two-year deal.On the Kawhi front, told he’s not making a decision tonight and it may not be until the next few days. He and his reps are going through the process and taking their time before deciding the next move. No 2-year deals have been discussed. #NBA @TheAthleticNBA— Jabari Young (@JabariJYoung) July 4, 2019— On Thursday, FS1’s Cris Carter tweeted that Leonard will not be announcing his decision on July 4th.last_img read more

N.J. high school cancels football season over bullying

first_imgIn this Friday, Oct. 3, 2014 photo, members of the Sayreville Board of Education, seated left, hold a press conference at the Selover School in South Amboy, N.J., to address a hazing incident that “went too far” and is at the center of the investigation into the Sayreville War Memorial High School football team. (AP Photo/ Home News Tribune, Mark R. Sullivan)PARLIN, N.J. (AP) — A town that found encouragement in its winning high school football team after the devastation of Superstorm Sandy was left to absorb another blow Tuesday after school officials canceled the season over allegations of bullying, intimidation and harassment among players.School officials in Sayreville, childhood home of rocker Jon Bon Jovi, made the announcement Monday night during a meeting with the players’ parents. The district already had canceled and forfeited a game that was scheduled last week between Sayreville War Memorial and South Brunswick and announced that the Middlesex County prosecutor’s office was investigating the allegations.“There was enough evidence that there were incidents of harassment, of intimidation and bullying that took place on a pervasive level, on a wide-scale level and at a level at which the players knew, tolerated and generally accepted,” Superintendent Richard Labbe told reporters Monday night. “Based upon what has been substantiated to have occurred, we have canceled the remainder of the football season.”Labbe said he could not discuss the investigation, and the prosecutor’s office has declined to release details. No charges have been filed, but Labbe said Prosecutor Andrew Carey told him there is credible evidence to back up the allegations of bullying and harassment within the program.Sayreville sits next to the Raritan River and just inland from the Raritan Bay, site of devastating flooding from Sandy in October 2012. The town was one of those targeted by the state for a buyout program, and demolitions began earlier this year to improve flood protection.Football was a constant through the storm’s aftermath, and the school has won three sectional titles over four years. The news of this season’s cancellation hit students hard Tuesday.“The football team is, like, the whole school,” senior X Ali, 17, said. “It’s big. Everybody likes going to the games.”Asked what he would do now on football game days, Ali replied: “I don’t know what I’m going to do. Just hang out, I guess.”Several students expressed disappointment and, in some cases anger, at Labbe’s decision.Sam Morris, 15, said he plays on the junior varsity team and would normally have been in pads and on the field Tuesday afternoon. Instead, he faced a wall of microphones and cameras as he walked across the street in front of the school. Morris said he hadn’t seen any of the conduct referred to by the superintendent and said players on the team were “upset, angry, annoyed.”“I understand it’s his decision, but he went a little too harsh on this one,” Morris said.Kishan Patel, a 17-year-old senior, said a lot of students expressed support for the football players during classes and said many felt the alleged incidents were “blown out of proportion.”“It’s all people were talking about all day. … Everybody’s got the football players’ backs,” Patel said.Corinne Kalev, whose daughter attends the middle school adjacent to high school, said football is a big part of fall for the town.“I think the parents might be more upset than the kids, because this might be these kids’ future,” Kalev said. “Some of them are really good players and it seems like because of a couple of kids, the whole team is being punished.”Labbe said Monday he was sending a message with his decision.“We need all of our student-athletes, all of our students, heck, all students in the state, in this nation, to understand that the one true way to stop bullying is for those bystanders to do the right thing and become up-standers and report to an adult or someone at an authority level of what is going on.”Also last week, an assistant football coach at the high school resigned amid allegations that he possessed steroids. Labbe said at the time that the allegations against the former defensive coordinator were the focus of a separate investigation and were not related to the cancellation of last week’s game.last_img read more