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first_imgAugust 14, 2009CDC reports 41 more US flu deathsThe number of novel H1N1 deaths in the United States has risen to 477, up from 436 last week, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said today in its weekly update. Hospitalizations rose to 7,511, up from 6,506. Dan Jernigan, MD, MPH, with the CDC’s Influenza Division, said during a teleconference today that flu continues to decline, with widespread activity reported in four states. Officials are looking into reports of increased flu activity in Florida and North Carolina.http://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/update.htmAug 14 CDC novel flu situation updateHong Kong reports second Tamiflu-resistant caseHealth officials in Hong Kong today announced the detection of a second case of flu resistant to oseltamivir (Tamiflu). They found the virus in a 40-year-old woman who is a resident of a home for disabled people. She was prescribed the drug prophylactically after other residents of the home became ill. She developed flu-like symptoms about a week later. The Tamiflu-resistant strain wasn’t found in any other of the 20 novel flu cases at the home.Researchers suggest osteoporosis drugs may have antiviral benefitsResearchers from Hong Kong have found that two osteoporosis drugs, pamidronate and zoledronate, might have potential as treatment for influenza, including the novel H1N1 and the H5N1 viruses, Reuters reported today. They found that the two drugs triggered yd-T cells that killed flu-infected human cells. The next steps are to test the drugs in animals and conduct clinical trials in humans. The findings were released by the University of Hong Kong, Xinhua reported today.http://www.reuters.com/article/asiaCrisis/idUSHKG233114Aug 14 Reuters storyMassachusetts deputizes more healthcare workers to give vaccineThe Massachusetts Public Health Council on Aug 12 voted to enable such healthcare professionals as dentists, pharmacists, and paramedics to administer the novel flu vaccine in this fall’s vaccination campaigns, the Boston Globe reported yesterday. The move would open the possibility of volunteering to about 12,000 additional workers. The regulators also directed hospitals and clinics to provide vaccine to all their workers, although the workers will not be forced to receive the vaccine.http://www.boston.com/news/health/articles/2009/08/13/state_asks_volunteers_to_aid_flu_vaccinations/?s_campaign=8315Aug 13 Boston Globe storyUK releases vaccine priority planGovernment officials in the United Kingdom released details of the country’s pandemic H1N1 vaccination priority plan today, which places pregnant women, healthcare workers, and people aged 6 months to 65 years with underlying chronic medical conditions first in line to get the vaccine, reported the Guardian, a British newspaper. The plan also prioritizes people who live in households that include individuals with certain underlying conditions, such as cancer or immune system compromise.http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/aug/13/uk-swine-flu-cases-fallAug 14 Guardian storylast_img read more

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first_imgA group of a Swedish institutional investors has taken steps against German auto-manufacturer Volkswagen (VW) after it shut out minority shareholders in Scania.The issues relate to VW’s 60% capital holding in Scania, the Swedish heavy vehicles manufacturer, which, under the Swedish A and B share system, equates to 88% of voting power.In terms of voting rights, a single A share gives the owner one vote, while 10 B shares would be needed for equivalent power.The group of investors claims VW used its influence to remove Scania’s nomination committee, reducing smaller shareholders’ influence within the company despite their having a near 40% capital stake. The Scania board now comprises 10 members, including seven from VW, the firm’s CIO, and two independents, with no representation for minority shareholders.AMF, the Swedish pensions provider, the fourth state pension fund AP4 and asset managers Skandia and Swedbank Robur have joined forces to highlight ongoing governance concerns.They also cite VW’s ownership of rival truck manufacturer MAN Group, of Germany, as a potential problem.VW has steadily increased its holdings in MAN, with the view to merging it with Scania to create Europe’s largest heavy-vehicle manufacturer.AMF’s Anders Oscarsson, who heads up corporate governance at the provider, said its problem with VW was two-fold.“The first,” he said, “is they have a competitor in their group. This always leaves you suspicious, and if there was a situation when to make investments, where would the investment go? If they only own 60% of the capital, they only gain 60% of the profit.“The second problem is that Scania is in fantastic shape, and MAN is not, and Scania has done some excellent R&D. So the question is, could there be some transition out of the company?”The pensions provider raised concerns over the recent awarding of a joint Norway and Sweden heavy military vehicle contract to the MAN Group, after Scania suddenly withdrew its tender.In a statement, AMF said it wanted to ensure the principal owner of Scania respected all shareholders, so the company could continue providing good returns.Despite its small holding, combined with other institutional investors, AMF can achieve the 10% minority vote needed to appoint an examiner or auditor, to keep governance in check, it said.However, AMF conceded it lacked concrete evidence that minority shareholders were being disadvantaged.After voting against the abolishment of the nomination committee in the 2013 annual general meeting (AGM), the institutional investors secured the requirement for complete disclosure of all management decisions at Scania, where conflicts on interest may occur between Scania and MAN.AMF said it was looking forward to the disclosure report, specifically the information on Scania’s withdrawal from the military tender.Scania’s next AGM is due to take place in early May, with the report detailing management decisions published shortly beforehand.last_img read more

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first_img Sharing is caring! Share 166 Views   no discussions InternationalLifestylePrintRelationships Iran charges woman over alleged 10-marriage con trick by: Associated Free Press – March 9, 2015 Tweetcenter_img Share Share TEHRAN, Iran (AFP) – A young Iranian woman accused of marrying — and divorcing — 10 men in less than two years under an elaborate con trick has been charged with fraud, state media reported Sunday.The alleged deception was made possible under Islamic rules that entitle a woman to a financial sum agreed before marriage but retrievable “on demand” any time after a ceremony takes place.In Iran, an Islamic republic that has followed sharia law since the 1979 revolution, a soon-to-be bride sets a Mehrieh payment with her fiance — a dowry traditionally measured in gold coins.In the case of the 20-year-old accused — who denies the charges — she married the men and immediately demanded her payment, never consummating the relationships, according to Iran, a daily newspaper.The men had to pay half the Mehrieh payment to avoid breaking the law, but the woman said she actually agreed a 100-110 gold coin settlement, technically less than she could have claimed. In each case, she then pressured her husbands for a divorce, the paper said.A divorced woman in Iran can wipe her husband’s name off her identity card if she can prove — using a doctor — she is still a virgin. The woman is accused of repeatedly taking such steps to conceal her past from her unsuspecting victims.“I don’t see why I have to answer these questions,” she defiantly told a court investigator who had summoned all 10 husbands to court, the report said.“I’m innocent. All my marriages have been legal and all my husbands married me at their own will and then we split up based on our differences.“Under the law, since I was still a virgin, they had to pay half the dowry, and I would agree 100 to 110 gold coins and then would legally request my ID card to be cleaned of their names.”It remains common among Iranian women to secure their marriage with an “on demand” clause on their dowry, which often goes beyond a few hundred gold coins.The accused’s alleged money-making scheme was eventually discovered by staff at Tehran’s public register office, who had become suspicious of her frequent visits to change her ID card.A criminal court has charged her with fraud and scam in marriage and set a trial for her case, although no date for proceedings was published.last_img read more

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first_imgINDIANAPOLIS –’Tis the season for giving so just how charitable are Hoosiers compared to other states?Personal finance website Wallet Hub conducted a survey of the most and least charitable states in 2014.Wallet Hub analyzed volunteer rates, percentage of the population who donated money, and the median contribution to charity.Indiana ranks 16th most generous in the survey.The website ranks the five most charitable states as Utah, South Dakota, Idaho, Kansas, and Nebraska.States featured on the bottom of the list include Nevada, West Virginia, Kentucky, New Jersey and Arizona.According to Wallet Hub, the U.S. was the only nation to rank in the top 10 for each of the three charitable giving behaviors that are measured. It leads in “helping strangers,” jointly ranks fifth with three other countries in “volunteering time” and places ninth in “donating money.”last_img read more

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first_img Loading… Ndidi could add steel to United’s engine room, and could also provide central defensive for the likes of Harry Maguire, Victor Lindelof and Eric Bailly. The midfielder could also be on Arsenal’s radar, having been linked with interest from Mikel Arteta’s side during the January transfer window – although a move was never likely with Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester in the driving seat for a top-four place. But former England striker Gabriel Agbonlahor said the Gunners should move for the midfielder this summer. Speaking to Stadium Astro, Agbonlahor said: “Yeah, I think the way he’s been playing for Leicester, he’s got the legs in midfield, he can play the ball forward as well, he can win the ball back. Ndidi can look forward to Champions League football next season and has insisted he is happy at Leicester Read Also: EPL clubs briefed on proposed hotel lockdown ahead of return “But Leicester are doing better than Arsenal at the moment so they’re not going to sell their players.” However, Agbonlahor reckoned Ndidi would be tempted if a club with the stature of United or Arsenal expressed an interest. Asked whether Ndidi would want to join Arsenal, Agbonlahor said: “Definitely. I think with the history Arsenal have got, they’re still a massive club.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Super Eagles and Leicester ace Wilfred Ndidi has responded to speculation over a £50m move to Manchester United or Arsenal this summer. The defensive midfielder has been one of the stars of Leicester’s season with the Foxes third in the Premier League table and well on course for Champions League qualification. Wilfred Ndidi has been linked with both Manchester United and Arsenal His form has seen him linked with the likes of United and the Gunners, with the latest rumours suggesting Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are the favourites to land the Nigeria international. But the 23-year-old has insisted he is happy at the King Power Stadium and is not looking to move to one of the Premier League’s traditional ‘big six’. “I still have a contract at Leicester,” said Ndidi, who is committed to the Foxes until 2024. “I am learning and trying to improve myself every day and I’m doing okay here so no need to go anywhere. “We are doing well and I’m enjoying myself here.” United are expected to strengthen their midfield this summer, with Jack Grealish, James Maddison and Declan Rice widely reckoned to be among Solskjaer’s targets.center_img Promoted ContentWhat Happens When You Eat Eggs Every Single Day?10 Inventions That Make Our Lives Much EasierWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way7 Most Asntonishing Train Stations In The World8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love Withlast_img read more

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first_imgRelatedPosts Pirlo not out to copy anyone after Juventus’ comfortable opening win EPL: Gunners survive West Ham scare EPL: Gunners gun for West Ham scalp Pep Guardiola is set to appoint his former mentor Juanma Lillo as his assistant coach at Manchester City, reports in the Spanish media on Friday indicated.Manchester City did not replace Mikel Arteta when he left his role as Guardiola’s assistant to become Arsenal manager last December. Now, Spanish newspapers Marca and AS said Guardiola was set to hire Lillo, who recently left Chinese Super League side Qingdao Huanghai.The 54-year-old Lillo has been a coach for 35 years, working as an assistant to Jorge Sampaoli with Sevilla and the Chile national team.He has had limited success in a number of first team coaching roles at several clubs, including Real Sociedad, Almeria and Atletico Nacional.In 2005, he signed Guardiola for Mexican side Dorados Sinaloa.“Guardiola is like a son to me,” said Lillo in a 2012 interview with FIFA, explaining that the former FC Barcelona midfielder went to see him after Lillo’s Real Oviedo side had been beaten 4-2 by Barca. “He told me that he liked how my team played a lot and wanted to stay in touch. What began as a professional relationship developed into something much more.”Reuters/NAN.Tags: Juanma LilloManchester CityMikel ArtetaPep GuardiolaQingdao Huanghailast_img read more

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first_img(REUTERS)-Joe Root struck an unbeaten 90 as he and Chris Woakes steered England to a four-wicket victory over West Indies in their second one-day international on Sunday.England, who scored 226-6, claimed an unbeatable 2-0 lead in the three-match series. They beat the hosts by 45 runs at the same Vivian Richards Stadium on Friday in the opening encounter.Root played a typically flawless innings to carry England home with 10 balls to spare as he and Woakes stemmed a mid-order slump with an unbroken 102-run partnership for the seventh wicket.Woakes survived being dropped twice to score 68 as England used the brief series to prepare for June’s Champions Trophy.West Indies, who won the toss and chose to bat, never got going on a slow pitch and were dismissed for 225 with 13 balls left of their 50 overs.Jason Mohammed, who top scored with 50, featured in a 72-run partnership for the fourth wicket with Kraigg Brathwaite, who contributed a slow 42 off 70 balls.Jonathan Carter offered a brief cameo with 39 off 36 balls but was deceived by a slow ball and lofted a catch off Liam Plunkett, who took 3-32.England captain Eoin Morgan’s decision to ask Adil Rashid to bowl at the middle order proved to be a clever tactic as he took the wickets of the dangerous Jason Holder and Carlos Brathwaite.England’s reply got off to a poor start as opener Sam Billings was caught behind for a duck in the first over.Jason Roy might have perished in the next over but survived a lengthy review, given the benefit of the doubt after the Windies were convinced he had nicked one behind.Roy went on to make 52 in a second wicket partnership of 86 with Root before his departure set off a mini collapse with five wickets falling for just 37 runs in 10 overs.But Root kept the runs ticking over steadily as he and Woakes steadied the situation for England with Windies key bowler Shannon Gabriel bowling just three overs before suffering a side strain.The last match in the series is being played at the Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados on ThursdayWEST INDIESK Brathwaite st Buttler b Moeen Ali 42E Lewis c Billings b Finn 8K Powell c & b Finn 9+S Hope c wkp Buttler b Stokes 16J Mohammed c Rashid b Plunkett 50J Carter c Rashid b Plunkett 39*J Holder c & b Rashid 15C Brathwaite c Billings b Rashid 23A Nurse b Plunkett 13D Bishoo not out 0S Gabriel run out 1Extras (b1, lb2, w6) 9TOTAL (all out, 47.5 overs) 225Fall of wickets: 1-11 (Lewis, 2.4 overs), 2-21 (Powell, 6.3), 3-46 (Hope, 13.3), 4-118 (K Brathwaite, 29.4), 5-159 (Mohammed, 36.2), 6-173 (Carter, 38.5), 7-199 (Holder, 44.1), 8-219 (C Brathwaite, 46.3), 9-224 (Nurse, 47.2), 10-225 (Gabriel, 47.5)Bowling: Finn 8-1-38-2, Woakes 8-1-26-0, Plunkett 7.5-1-32-3 (w2), Stokes 5-0-29-1 (w1), Rashid 9-0-53-2 (w3), Moeen Ali 10-0-44-1.ENGLANDJ Roy c C Brathwaite b Nurse 52S Billings c Powell b Gabriel 0J Root not out 90*E Morgan lbw b Nurse 7B Stokes c wkp Hope b Bishoo 1+J Buttler c wkp Hope b Bishoo 0Moeen Ali b Nurse 3C Woakes not out 68Extras (lb1, w4) 5TOTAL (6 wkts, 48.2 overs) 226Did not bat: A Rashid, L Plunkett, S Finn.Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Billings, 0.2 overs), 2-87 (Roy, 15), 3-108 (Morgan, 20.1), 4-113 (Stokes, 21.5), 5-117 (Buttler, 23.2), 6-124 (Ali, 25).Bowling: Gabriel 3-0-17-1, Holder 10-0-46-0, C Brathwaite 4-0-38-0, Bishoo 10-0-43-2 (w3), Nurse 10-0-34-3 (w1), Mohammed 4-0-15-0, K Brathwaite 5.2-0-22-0, Carter 2-0-10-0.last_img read more

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first_imgFIFA has dropped Saudi Arabian referee Fahad Al-Mirdasi from the 2018 World Cup after he was banned for a match-fixing attempt in his country.Al-Mirdasi, 32, was already banned from officiating for life by the Saudi Arabian Football Federation (SAFF).The body claims he confessed to trying to fix the King’s Cup final between Al-Ittihad and Al-Faisaly. After considering evidence, FIFA said “the conditions to be selected for the World Cup are not satisfied anymore”.World football’s governing body also stood down Mohammed Al-Abakry and Abdulah Al-Shalwai, the two assistant referees who were due to work with Al-Mirdasi.According to the SAFF, Al-Mirdasi’s misdemeanour involved him contacting an Al-Ittihad official, who handed the messages over.His confession arrived just weeks before he was due to fly to Russia for the World Cup and the SAFF said he admitted soliciting the corrupt payment after being taken into police custody.Al-Mirdasi has been a FIFA referee since 2011.FIFA’s referees committee chose not to replace him directly at the World Cup but have instead called up two assistant referees – Hasan Al-Mahri from the UAE and Japan’s Hiroshi Yamauchi.They will work with Mohammed Mohammed Abdulla of UAE and Ryuji Sato of Japan respectively, who had already been appointed to officiate at the tournament.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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first_img Published on April 6, 2016 at 12:54 am Contact Sam: sjfortie@syr.edu | @Sam4TR Facebook Twitter Google+ Gary Gait said he saw a team that lacked hustle, energy and failed to adapt to the situation the Orange faced as a team trailing on the road. But for the Syracuse head coach and junior defender Haley McDonnell, the one prevailing thing that doomed the team most was a lack of communication. That led to a 13-8 upset loss on the road for then-No. 3 Syracuse during Spring Break to then-No. 16 Boston College. “Even while the game was going on, we knew we needed to reconvene and (figure it out),” McDonnell said. “… We weren’t as focused as we needed to be and it showed on the field. (Our team) didn’t prepare as well as we needed to for that game.” Since Boston College, No. 4 Syracuse’s (10-3, 3-1 Atlantic Coast) lowest point this season, it has returned the level of play befitting of its No. 2 preseason ranking. The SU defense has shut down two of the conference’s best scorers, held one team to half its average scoring output and spurred a three-game winning streak. It’s all because of one fix that increased talking and decreased goals allowed. “I think they’ve responded really well (to the Boston College game),” Gait said. “A lot of it is with energy and hustle (picking) up … but the number one thing is communication.” AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThat’s keyed the winning streak that began on the road against No. 4 Notre Dame and continued in the Carrier Dome against No. 14 Duke and unranked Connecticut. The Orange defense held each of those teams under their averages for shots and goals in each game. Against Duke, attacks Kyra Harney and Kelci Smesko, two of the ACC’s top five goal-scorers, combined for only one shot. In those games after BC, Gait said there’s been a noticeable difference in communication on defense. He said the lack of talk before contributed to being unable to anticipate groundballs, losing speed on defenders with bad angles and those things put SU in tough situations. The communication, according to McDonnell, could be as simple as saying, “Hey, I’m on your right,” when running back in the defensive zone. Or it could be about rotation in Syracuse’s zone ‘backer defense. Whatever it need be, McDonnell said, the team just needs to talk. That’s largely because the importance of defensive communication extends beyond the defenders. SU goalkeeper Allie Murray’s unusual aggression in net puts SU at risk of allowing open-netters, which assistant coach Regy Thorpe said he’s OK with in February, but to limit those opportunities the defense needed to talk. Gait particularly saw that against Connecticut, when the defense was “dialed in.” He said they were pressuring shooters, allowed no easy shots which, in turn, allowed Murray to make easy saves. “Getting that first save (against UConn) is huge to building her confidence,” Gait said. “She got seven saves in that first half and a lot of it is because there was pressure on the shooters (through communication).” In the first win of the streak, against Notre Dame, Murray saved one shot and two were forced wide of the net by the defense in the last 24 seconds to preserve a one-goal lead. It’s a run that’s sprung from team dissatisfaction one afternoon in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, over Spring Break, a day when McDonnell said the team knew it was much better than what it showed. “We just talked about the way it was (in the locker room),” Gait said of the BC postgame team talk. “’You got outhustled and you got outworked. Remember this, learn from it and let’s move forward.’” Commentslast_img read more

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first_imgThey welcome Derby to the King Power for their fourth round replay. Kick off tonight is at 7.45, and an away trip to Millwall awaits the winners in round 5. Both managers have promised to make changes to their sidelast_img

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