Four more dead from Ebola in DR Congo

first_img Share Share 33 Views   no discussions HealthInternationalLifestylePrint Four more dead from Ebola in DR Congo by: – August 8, 2018 Sharing is caring!center_img Tweet Share BENI, DR Congo (AFP) — Four more people have died from Ebola in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, two weeks after another outbreak that killed 33 people in the northwest was declared over, the Congolese health ministry has said.Four new deaths from people who tested positive for the disease were recorded in the Beni region in North Kivu province, a region with deep security problems which shares borders with Uganda and Rwanda.The total death toll has reached seven from 16 confirmed cases, the ministry said in a bulletin on Monday.“In total, 43 cases of haemorrhagic fever have been reported in the region, including 16 confirmed and 27 probable, and 31 suspected cases are under investigation,” the ministry said. Almost 1000 people who have had “contact” with the virus have been registered in health zones under surveillance, it said.Ebola causes serious illness including vomiting, diarrhoea and in some cases internal and external bleeding. It is often fatal if untreated.Targeted vaccinations are expected to begin on Wednesday.“Twelve teams of vaccinators will be deployed in different affected areas,” the ministry said, adding that teams had arrived in Beni.The health ministry on August 1 said the country was facing its tenth outbreak of Ebola since 1976. The World Health Organization (WHO) has said the “deterioration of the security situation” in affected area was expected to hinder the response to the outbreak.last_img read more

‘Shabu’ worth P360K seized

first_imgThe suspect was placed under the custodyof the City Drug Enforcement Unit, facing charges for Violation of Republic Act9165m or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002./PN Panonce was nabbed after he sold asachet of suspected shabu to an undercover cop for P500 around 7:10 a.m. onFeb. 14. The 41-year-old resident Rogelio PanonceJr. yielded the suspected illegal drugs, police said. Antidrug officers inspect items seized from Rogelio Panonce Jr. He was nabbed in an entrapment operation in Barangay Banago, Bacolod City on Feb. 14. CDEU/BCPO BACOLOD City – Suspected shabu weighing 40 grams valued at around P360,000 was seized in a buy-bust operation in Barangay Banago.last_img read more

Students Visit Wood-Mizer for Manufacturing Day

first_imgJeff Heidlage (left) gives North Decatur High School students a tour of Wood-Mizer Wednesday.NEW POINT, Ind. – Area high school students celebrated Manufacturing Day 2014 at Wood-Mizer, observing the daily procedures of the company.The wood processing equipment manufacturer hosted students from Batesville High School, Greensburg High School and North and South Decatur on Tuesday.Students had a chance to hear about the history and current operations of the global company, through tours and presentations conducted by Wood-Mizer associates.Manufacturing Day is a nationwide initiative designed to expand knowledge about manufacturing careers and its value to the U.S. economy. It also allows students an opportunity to see firsthand the practices of a manufacturing company.“Kids that are looking for a career in manufacturing, it gives them an opportunity to come out and see what is available, as well as what kind of training they need to get those jobs,” said Jeff Heidlage, director of manufacturing at Wood-Mizer.Wood-Mizer Trade Show Coordinator Chris Hooten demonstrates the abilities of the sawmill.“They can come in and learn, and we are willing to teach them those jobs. But they need basic skills, reading a ruler, basic math, the hardest thing is they have to show up every day,” Heidlage explained.Established in 1979, Wood-Mizer has grown to be known as the world’s largest manufacturer of portable bandsaw mills, with machines in 200 countries and approximately 60,000 units worldwide.  The company produces approximately 2,000 machines annually.The Manufacturing Day event was coordinated through Decatur County EcO15 and Ripley County EcO15.last_img read more

Man Utd go after Ibrahima Kanote

first_img Loading… Recent reports have indicated that United and Arsenal are keen on the 20-year-old, who has only made five appearances in all competitions this season due to injury. The Red Devils are said to have opened talks with the representatives of the France Under-21 international and the latest claim from Todofichajes is that Leipzig have told United their valuation of the player.Advertisement Konate, who made 43 appearances last term, moved to the Bundesliga side from Sochaux in the summer of 2017 and has three years left on his contract. The source adds that Konate is now United’s “priority objective” and that the Red Devils are aware that only significant investment will be enough to turn their recent fortunes around. read also:Man Utd make surprise decision over Ighalo’s permanent deal Indeed, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have shown that in spades in recent transfer windows, including with the acquisitions of Harry Maguire for £80million last summer and Bruno Fernandes’ arrival at Old Trafford in January. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentIs This The Most Delicious Food In The World?Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hootNothing Compares To Stargazing Places Around The WorldThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better Manchester United have been told by RB Leipzig that £43million is the fee they must stump up if center-back Ibrahima Konate is to move to Old Trafford, according to reports.last_img read more

Dawson committed to Spurs

first_img Speaking while co-hosting the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast on talkSPORT, Dawson said: “I have been at Tottenham for nine-and-a-half years. “It is a great football club and I have loved every minute of it while I have been here. “The fans have been superb to me since day one because I have had some ups and downs, like everyone does. “The expectations are high and the players want to achieve them. “We want to be in the top four and hopefully next year we will have another push.” Club captain Michael Dawson has distanced himself from a move away from Tottenham and believes the team can challenge for a place in the top four under new manager Mauricio Pochettino. It has been reported the 30-year-old defender could leave White Hart Lane this summer following yet another change in the dugout. Dawson has been linked with moves to both Hull and Crystal Palace, but says his only focus is on helping Spurs progress next season. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

The Latest: Darlington prepped quickly for 3 races in 4 days

first_img May 17, 2020 NASCAR chose Darlington, the oldest speedway on the Cup circuit, as the safest place to restart the season after eight events were postponed and the series sat idle for 10 weeks amid the global coronavirus pandemic. NASCAR was facing a financial collapse if live races didn’t resume on national television. So the sanctioning body had its health plan approved in South Carolina and North Carolina and released an aggressive schedule that included 20 races across seven Southern states between now and June 21. The first event is called the “The Real Heroes 400” and is dedicated to health care workers fighting COVID-19. Health care workers will give the command to start the engines.Darlington is hosting three events over four days. Roughly 900 essential people have been approved to be inside the gates.___ Darlington Raceway President Kerry Tharp says he’s amazed at how quickly every part of NASCAR came together to bring back the sport.NASCAR’s top Cup series returns to the track later Sunday after 10 weeks off because of the coronavirus pandemic.Tharp was visiting the Raceway Grill outside Turn 2, where team owners were setting up for a watch party. He says the cooperation in NASCAR was essential in setting up three races over four days.Xfinity drivers race Tuesday night, with Cup series racers going again at Darlington on Wednesday night.___ More AP auto racing: https://apnews.com/apf-AutoRacing and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 11:30 a.m.NASCAR Chairman and CEO Jim France is at Darlington Raceway and will remain outside the infield.The 75-year-old France is considered high risk to contract the coronavirus. NASCAR executive Steve O’Donnell posted audio on Twitter in which France grabs the public address microphone in the scoring tower and thanks “the entire industry for their efforts to get us back racing.”Roughly 900 essential people have been approved to be inside the gates. NASCAR is returning to racing following a 10-week layoff amid the global pandemic. The Real Heroes 400 begins at 3 p.m. The Latest: Darlington prepped quickly for 3 races in 4 days Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditDARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on NASCAR’s return at Darlington Raceway (all times local):___12:30 p.m. Associated Press ___11 a.m.NASCAR President Steve Phelps is promising “the best race and racing experience possible every time we hit the racetrack.”Phelps released a letter to NASCAR fans Sunday, hours before the racing series returns to the track for the first time in more than two months.“Our drivers, race teams and officials have been eagerly awaiting the opportunity to get back to the race track and we want to assure you that we have taken the return to racing very seriously,” Phelps wrote.last_img read more

C-NS girls basketball defeats F-M, awaits Baldwinsville rematch

first_imgWhether the Cicero-North Syracuse girls basketball team earned the Salt City Athletic Conference Metro division regular-season title outright, or had to share it, would all hinge on Thursday night’s showdown with Baldwinsville.To stay in first place, the state Class AA no. 12-ranked Northstars first had to get through Tuesday’s trip to West Genesee, but arrived with a 10-game win streak.Perhaps most impressive about C-NS was the way it earned its ninth win in a row last Tuesday, jumping all over Fayetteville-Manlius in a 54-32 victory while its leading scorer, Jessica Cook, was out of the lineup. Burning to prove that it could handle a quality opponent short-handed, C-NS dominated the opening minutes, its defense forcing a string of Hornets turnovers and easy baskets on the other end.Up 22-3 after one period, the Northstars cruised through the rest of the game, Julia Rowe earning 15 points and Alita Carey-Santangelo adding 12 points. Gabby Hillman and Abbee Norris had six points apiece.And all of this took place after one of the finest players in C-NS history, McKayla Roberts, made some history. While scoring 22 points in Le Moyne College’s 63-54 win over St. Anselm on Feb. 1, Roberts surpassed Jennifer Shea and became the Dolphins’ all-time leading scorer.Four nights later in a game against College of St. Rose, Roberts set another mark for the most 3-pointers in Northeast-10 Conference history.It was Liverpool that would have its own trip to Baldwinsville last Tuesday night, and the state AA no. 14-ranked Bees proved too tough as it handled the Warriors 80-49.Just like C-NS did against F-M, B’ville would pull far away from Liverpool early, building a 27-5 lead by the time the first quarter ended.Trying to recover, the Warriors did get 16 points from Naveah Wingate and 11 points from Melaina Nappa. Victoria Morgan, returning to the lineup, had seven points, as did Karlyssa Shifflett.B’ville utilized its depth quite well, seeing Ola Bednarczyk put up 18 points as teammates Hannah Mimas and Jordan Roy got 11 points apiece.Friday’s snows postponed both Liverpool’s game against Nottingham and C-NS’s against Corcoran. Both would need to get made up to go with the Northstars’ Tuesday trip to West Genesee as the Warriors also meet Henninger and Section V’s Victor this week.Liverpool did play Saturday against Norwich (Section IV) and lost 67-57 to the Purple Tornado, the Warriors’ overall record falling to 5-12.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story center_img Tags: C-NSgirls basketballliverpoollast_img read more

“Daily Beast” editor-in-chief discusses politics, culture

first_imgUSC’s Visions and Voices hosted Daily Beast editor-in-chief and CNN political analyst John Avlon Thursday. The event took place at the Ronald Tutor Campus Center Ballroom at 7 p.m. and was an opportunity for the audience to learn more about the history of the United States, journalism and politics. John Avlon photographed by Wanting He | Daily TrojanAfter graduating from Yale University, Avlon quickly became involved in politics. From being a speechwriter for former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani to preparing an address for the United Nations General Assembly in regard to counterterrorism, he became an acclaimed political journalist and author. Avlon has written several political books, including his latest, Washington’s Farewell: The Founding Father’s Warning to Future Generations published in January last year.Before Avlon came on stage, President C. L. Max Nikias gave an introduction and brief biography of Avlon. “He’s one of America’s lead journalists, a passionate believer in American democracy and a stellar choice for our Visions and Voices event tonight,” Nikias said in his introduction. “As this evening’s distinguished speaker, he continues a tradition of celebrating thinkers, artists and leaders who have found their way to our stage and will bring the arts and humanities to our community.”After the introduction, Avlon talked about the importance and historical context of George Washington’s farewell address, the subject of his latest book. Avlon said the address provides a parallel between the past and the present-day United States. Avlon classified the speech as one of the most influential in American history, and said Washington’s advice still endures.“In our difficult days with storm clouds on the horizon, with great deep polarized debates about politics and policy and personality, imagine if we had the benefit of a memo, written to us by the first founding father,” Avlon said. Avlon continued by talking about his understanding of liberty and its importance for American society. He said that while liberty is seen as synonymous with freedom, it has a deeper meaning that America’s founders understood. “Liberty is what is required to really erect an independent republic,” Avlon said. “It is not simply doing whatever we want at any given time. It’s keeping in mind your responsibilities to your community, your family and the future generations. It’s about something you can inculcate as a culture. In this self-governing society, it is essential for survival.”Avlon wrapped up his talk by comparing former President Barack Obama’s farewell address to Washington’s. “President Obama quoted [Washington’s speech] in his farewell address,” Avlon said. “And what struck me was the warning that Obama put forward was that we could not take our democracy for granted. He was articulating some of the same ideas that Washington was, not only in the section where he quoted it directly.”Following his speech, Avlon answered questions from the audience about his book and his role as the editor-in-chief of the Daily Beast.last_img read more

USC gets back into the swing of its season

first_imgThe No. 16 USC men’s golf team returns today to the site of their last victory to tee off their spring season, competing against a strong field at the Mauna Lani Invitational on the big island of Hawaii.Young guns · Freshman Martin Trainer was one of three Trojan first-years to start in all four fall team tournaments for USC. Trainer will get the start once again at the Mauna Lani Invitational in Hawaii, which features 11 of the nation’s top-20 teams. – Photo courtesy of USC Sports Information The last time the Trojans played a tournament on the Waikoloa Country Club course, a year ago this week, they cruised to an 11-shot victory.Three All-Americans are gone from that winning five-man lineup, however, and fourth-year coach Chris Zambri will trot out a lineup of two juniors, a sophomore and two freshmen this week against some of the best teams in the nation.“Every week we show up, I feel like we can win the golf tournament, but maybe those expectations are a little high for this group right now,” Zambri said about his young roster. “Although I think by the end of this year I really feel we can be that kind of team.”During the fall season, USC posted finishes of eighth, seventh, fourth and sixth in the four tournaments they entered. The results, while enough to earn USC a national ranking, were not what Zambri had come to expect from his program.“I felt like we could have played a lot better than we did in the fall,” Zambri said. “I don’t think anybody really played the way that I feel like they can play, other than Steve Lim, who had two events where he was quite solid.”One Trojan who fell short of early season expectations was junior Matt Giles, a native Australian that held the No. 1 individual ranking in the country for a long stretch last season and was named a PING First Team All-American.Giles struggled to replicate those results during the fall semester, finishing in the top 10 individually in only one of the four tournaments he entered.“I struggled in the fall because I wasn’t working as hard as I knew I had to be,” Giles said.Giles said he spent the break fixing the areas of his game he needed to improve and is ready to perform during the spring.“My game feels quite good — I’m really excited with the boys to get back into the swing of things,” Giles said.Lim posted the best finish of any Trojan during the fall with a tie for third place at The Prestige in October.“The way he can play golf, there’s no reason he couldn’t be one of the elite players in college,” Zambri said of the sophomore Lim. “When he gets himself in position to do something big like win a golf tournament, I’m looking forward to seeing how he handles that.”Three freshmen started for the Trojans in all four of the fall team tournaments. Sam Smith and Martin Trainer will be in the lineup in Hawaii, while the most heralded freshman coming out of high school — T.J. Vogel — will not play this week.“Martin is a very good ball striker and Sam’s strength is his length and he can putt,” Zambri said about his freshmen. “I expect T.J. to settle in pretty soon here and really become a big contributor because he’s a pretty special player.”Redshirt junior Bo DeHuff will round out the lineup for the Trojans this week, while freshman Stewart Hagestad will compete as an individual.“The par 5’s are very attackable, so that will be a big part to our success,” DeHuff said about the Waikoloa Country Club course. “Our team is a pretty long hitting team so we have to come out of there with birdies.”The field at the Mauna Lani Invitational is one of the strongest of any tournament this spring, with 11 of the top 20 teams in the country in Hawaii, including No. 1 Oklahoma State and No. 2 Stanford.“We love to compete and we want to play against the best because that’s how you find out how good you are,” DeHuff said. “So it won’t be any surprise when we step up to the first tee at the national championship [and] we’re paired with a couple of the other best teams in the country.”The tournament begins today and play will conclude with the final round on Friday.last_img read more

Mike Tyson feels that he could never have beaten Muhammad Ali at his prime

first_imgAlso Read | Tyson Fury Spars With Kid Brother Tommy Fury; Fans Inspired By The DuoBoxing: Mike Tyson gives his opinion on fighting Muhammad AliIn an interview with This is 50 in 2012, Mike Tyson said that he could never have beaten a prime Muhammad Ali. When asked about the “question of the century”, Tyson had said, “There’s no man like him (Muhammad Ali). Everything we (all the boxers) have, he (Muhammad Ali) supersedes it. I can’t beat that man, hell no f*** this.” Muhammad Ali’s contribution to the sport is unparalleled and Mike Tyson admires him as the Greatest Of All Time. Despite being the greatest of their time, both men have faced defeats in their careers. Mike Tyson holds a boxing record of 50 wins and 6 losses, while Muhammad Ali holds a record of 56 wins and 5 losses. However, a prime Muhammad Ali or a prime Mike Tyson was scary enough to make their opponents pee in the ring.  Written By Also Read | Boxing: Anthony Joshua wins fans over for his humility on Instagram after Andy Ruiz Jr winA few days back, the current WBC Heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder was also asked whether he could defeat Muhammad Ali in his prime. The Bronze Bomber, who is known for his loud mouth and insulting call outs, gave a surprising reply. Deontay Wilder said that he came into the sport for Muhammad Ali and he will never think about going against his idol.Also Read | Conor McGregor Mocked By Sugar Ray Leonard For His Boxing Skills; Watch VideoAlso Read | Deontay Wilder Attacks Anthony Joshua After His Win At ‘Clash On The Dunes’ Muhammad Ali and Mike Tyson are two of the greatest boxers of their era. Boxing fans have often fantasized about a dream fight between them. While Mike Tyson is famous for being one of the scariest knockout specialists of the sport, Muhammad Ali is known for his resolute defence and extraordinary body movement. There have been huge debates about who would surpass whom if they ever fight inside the boxing ring. It kept the boxing world divided for a long period of time, until Mike Tyson delivered his opinion. First Published: 10th December, 2019 22:28 IST Raj Sarkar Last Updated: 10th December, 2019 22:28 IST Mike Tyson Feels That He Could Never Have Beaten Muhammad Ali At His Prime Mike Tyson vs Muhammad Ali. Who wins? Fans have always been talking about the most awaited question in boxing. Know what Mike Tyson has to say about it.center_img SUBSCRIBE TO US FOLLOW US LIVE TV COMMENT WATCH US LIVElast_img read more