Three more cases of avian flu reported in Vietnam

first_imgJan 24, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – Three more confirmed human cases of H5N1 avian influenza—two of them fatal—have been reported in Vietnam since Jan 21.The latest cases, which involved a teenager and a man and woman in their 30s, bring the number of confirmed fatal cases in Vietnam since late December to nine, according to media reports.A 35-year-old woman from the southern province of Dong Thap died of avian flu in a Ho Chi Minh City hospital Jan 21, according to a Jan 22 Associated Press (AP) report. She fell ill a week after slaughtering a duck, but family members who ate the duck did not become ill, the report said.Tests also confirmed avian flu in a 17-year-old boy from the southern province of Bac Lieu who died Jan 15, according to the AP report and an Agence France-Presse report. A local health official said the boy had slaughtered a chicken before he became sick.Today, the Chinese news agency Xinhua reported that a 36-year-old man from Thai Binh province in northern Vietnam has tested positive for avian flu and is in stable condition in a Hanoi hospital. He is the brother of two men in their 40s whose cases were reported last week.One of the two older brothers, identified by Xinhua as Nguyen Huu Viet, 47, died Jan 9. The other is 42-year-old Nguyen Thanh Hung, who also was in stable condition in Hanoi, according to Xinhua. The 42-year-old reportedly had spent some time caring for his older brother during the latter’s illness.All three brothers had shared a dish containing raw duck blood, according to Xinhua and other media reports. The World Health Organization said last week that the brothers might have acquired the virus from that meal but that Vietnamese officials also were looking into the possibility of person-to-person transmission among them.The state-controlled Vietnam News Agency (VNA) reported today that the 36-year-old brother, whom it identified as Nguyen Huu Hung, has recovered and is preparing to leave the hospital. The said he “had been diagnosed early and given the right treatment,” but it didn’t describe the treatment.last_img read more

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Face up to socioeconomic toll of H5N1, experts urge

first_imgMar 18, 2008 – ATLANTA (CIDRAP News) – More than 10 years after the first appearance of avian influenza H5N1, it is time to acknowledge that the virus has become entrenched in many areas and to begin grappling with its social and economic effects, leading researchers said at a scientific meeting.Speaking at the biennial International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases, senior animal-health scientists urged their human-health colleagues to focus on the many non-science issues—from agricultural traditions to food needs to gender relations—that are complicating avian flu control.H5N1’s potential for causing a human pandemic has understandably been the major focus of research, the scientists acknowledged. But “for every human being infected, there is at least 1 million animals infected—and that is probably an underestimate,” Dr. Ilaria Capua, the head of virology at Italy’s Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Venezie, said Tuesday morning. “The veterinary community . . . have never before faced a challenge this big.”Most of those animals are in the developing world, and the majority are owned by small farmers and households. So the basic outbreak-control measures of culling infected birds and closing live-bird markets pose immediate threats to the income and nutrition of individual families.”This disease represents a food security issue,” Capua said. “It is destroying the livelihood of rural communities.”Control programs have bumped up against an array of unforeseen difficulties. In Southeast Asia, Capua said, experts hoping to train farmers in biosecurity have been frustrated by loyalty to traditional practices that confine different species such as chickens, ducks, and pigs in the same space.In Africa, said Dr. Alejandro Thiermann, special advisor to the director-general of the World Organization for Animal Health, programs that offer compensation to farmers who surrender birds for slaughter have been tripped up by ignorance of family economics. Villagers who raise and sell chickens tend to be women, he said—and they have held their birds out from surrender programs because compensation is paid to the heads of households, who are men.The economic repercussions reach from the micro level of village markets to the macro level of national economies and back, Thiermann said. Fearing the importation of H5N1 flu, some countries have banned imports of chicken produced in affected countries, even when the disease has been found in wild birds rather than poultry. The resulting collapse in trade within a country depresses the prices that small-scale growers earn and makes them less willing to report disease outbreaks.The problem has proved so significant that new provisions governing avian flu-related trade restrictions are being added to the Animal Terrestrial Code, an international treaty governing veterinary health, said Thiermann, who serves as the Code’s secretary.The adoption of widespread poultry vaccination, one of the chief tools for controlling avian flu, also illustrates the complexity of integrating flu control into cultures and economies, said Dr. Les Sims of Australia’s Asia-Pacific Veterinary Information Services.Stringent vaccination has successfully controlled avian flu in Hong Kong since late 2003, Sims said—but Hong Kong is “small and rich” and its results have not been replicated in any other country where avian flu is endemic.China, which at any one time houses 600 million ducks and more than 4 billion chickens, has intermittently suppressed disease in its birds but may not be monitoring outbreaks closely, he said. Indonesia, the country with the most human deaths, has faced significant problems delivering the vaccine to far-flung islands and negotiating the relationships with powerful provincial authorities who may not support vaccination as strongly as the national government does.Even Vietnam, which in 2005 and 2006 had significant success controlling avian flu through vaccination and restrictions on bird raising and movement, experienced fresh outbreaks in 2007 and this year.”We knew that mass vaccination would be very difficult to sustain, both the financial cost to the government and the enthusiasm of the people to go out and support it,” Sims said. “The problems that are occurring in Vietnam now are largely ones that appear to be due to farmers not having their birds vaccinated rather than to vaccine failure.”Successful avian flu control will require attention to these and other “last-mile” difficulties that are not usually the province of virologists or human-health planners, the scientists cautioned.”Let us put ourselves in the real world and try to find solutions that are applicable and sustainable,” Capua said.last_img read more

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Tax Administration: Due to the corona crisis, a large drop in the number and amount of invoices

first_imgThe Tax Administration of the Republic of Croatia has published the latest information from the fiscalization system. By comparing the analysis of data from the fiscalization system for the days 24.02.2020. to 30.08.2020. and for the period from February 23.02.2019, 30.08.2019. to 27. year, for all activities there is a decrease in the number of accounts of 19%, and a decrease in the amount of accounts of XNUMX%. The results in the last week of August compared to the same period last year are slightly better. In the period from 24 to 30 August 2020, the activity of providing accommodation and food preparation and serving recorded a decrease in the number of invoices of 32% and the amount of invoices by 42%, and in the activity of wholesale and retail trade, repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles 19% bill, and a 10% reduction in the bill amount. Source: Tax Administration of the Republic of Croatia In business providing accommodation and food preparation and serving the reduction in the number of accounts is 42%, and the amount of accounts as much as 46%. For comparison, let’s say how in business wholesale and retail trade, repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles the reduction in the number of accounts is 22%, and the reduction in the amount of accounts is 10%. Furthermore, the report of the Tax Administration of the Republic of Croatia compares the results of the penultimate and last week of August 2020. For all activities in the period from 24 to 30 August 2020, compared to the previous week from 17 to 23 August 2020, a decrease in the number of accounts of 7%, and a decrease in the amount of accounts of 10% is visible. In the activity of providing accommodation and food preparation and serving, the number of invoices decreased by 12%, and the amount of invoices decreased by 25%, while in wholesale and retail trade, repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles, the number of invoices decreased by 6%, and decreased invoice amount of 8%. Source: Tax Administration of the Republic of Croatia Source: Tax Administration of the Republic of Croatia You can find the entire document issued today by the Tax Administration of the Republic of Croatia on this one connectors. And finally, in the last, fourth comparison, we look at the results achieved in the fourth and fifth weeks of last year. Source: Tax Administration of the Republic of Croatia Izvor: Porezna uprava Republike Hrvatske – Ministarstvo financijalast_img read more

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London deal flurry makes 2000 a record-breaking year

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From sex scandals to impeachment: The unsinkable Donald Trump

first_imgOn October 7, 2016, one month before the presidential election, a decade-old recording is released on which Trump is heard talking about women in extremely crude terms.The now infamous “Access Hollywood” tape features Trump — then the billionaire host of the hit reality show “The Apprentice” — boasting that his celebrity gave him license to grope women with impunity.”When you’re a star, they let you do it,” he said. “You can do anything. Grab ’em by the pussy. You can do anything.”As prominent Republicans voiced their disgust, the scandal appeared set to derail Trump’s White House bid — as pundits widely predicted it would cost him the women’s vote. Impeached for abuse of power, President Donald Trump’s acquittal by the Senate is just the latest escape for the real estate tycoon turned politician who has repeatedly defied the odds.The following are some of the events that could have torpedoed his political fortunes: ‘Grab ’em’  They were proven wrong. Trump defeated Democrat Hillary Clinton to win the presidency the following month, ultimately garnering 52 percent support among white women voters. At least 17 women have accused Trump of sexual harassment or sexual assault — accusations the president has denied.  Charlottesville On August 12, 2017, white supremacist, neo-Nazi and anti-Semitic groups — emboldened by Trump’s election on an anti-immigration platform — gathered in Charlottesville, Virginia for a rally.Counter-protesters flocked to the city and clashes broke out. One neo-Nazi deliberately ploughed his car into a crowd of protesters, killing a 32-year-old woman.Trump reacted to the clashes by saying there were “very fine people” on both sides.His comments sparked a wave of indignation including in his own Republican Party. But the outrage soon faded, and Trump was able to move on from the incident.The porn star A year into Trump’s presidency, in January 2018, a former porn star known as Stormy Daniels — real name Stephanie Clifford — came forward to allege she had a tryst with Trump a decade earlier, and that he paid her to keep quiet.Trump’s longtime lawyer Michael Cohen later admitted paying Clifford $130,000 in hush money just weeks before the 2016 election. But while Cohen has since been jailed for violating campaign finance laws, Trump escaped largely unscathed by the lurid revelations — which did little to dent his support even among religious conservatives.  Mueller investigation In May 2017, former FBI director Robert Mueller was named as special counsel to investigate whether any members of Trump’s presidential campaign conspired with Russia to get him elected, as well as subsequent efforts by the president to obstruct justice.The Mueller probe uncovered a trail of misdeeds that led to charges against half a dozen former Trump associates including his former campaign manager Paul Manafort, confidant Roger Stone, former top aide Michael Flynn and Cohen.Rejected by Trump as a “witch hunt,” the probe cast a long shadow over the White House throughout the first half of his presidency.Although the 22 month investigation did not exonerate Trump, Mueller adhered to a Justice Department policy against charging sitting presidents — which ultimately allowed Trump to declare himself cleared.- The elusive tax returns -Trump is the first US president since Richard Nixon not to have made his tax returns public, claiming they are under audit by the Internal Revenue Service.In October 2016, The New York Times revealed that Trump reported over $1 billion in business losses in 1995 — potentially allowing him to avoid paying income tax for two decades.Democrats in the House of Representatives have since turned to the courts to force the release of Trump’s tax returns and other records in cases that are considered a crucial test of the separation of powers.But the president has so far managed to rebuff their demands, with the cases tied up in the US court system.Topics :last_img read more

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Buyers keen on large lowset home built in 1989

first_img2 Leilani Court, Carina.More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020The home was built in 1989 by the sellers, who raised their children in the family-friendly pocket of Carina. LATEST AUCTION RESULTS: Queensland’s top sales Mr Behrendt said the owners were very happy with the result and ecstatic that so many people were on their lawn at once wanting to buy their family home.He said despite competitive bidding by several young families, an investor picked up the large property. “The property attracted tremendous interest as lowset homes with flat yards are always popular with young families,” Mr Behrendt said. “Investors were attracted to the large block, corner position and overall position.“Auctions continue to attract buyers that are prepared to have their finance in place.” A lowset home at 2 Leilani Crt, Carina sold under the hammer.A four-bedroom, two-bathroom home at 2 Leilani Crt, Carina sold for $760,000 under the hammer on Saturday afternoon.Ray White Bulimba selling agent Gunther Behrendt said there were six registered bidders on site and a crowd of up to 50 people watching as the auction took place. 2 Leilani Court, Carina.He said the property’s ensuite and main bathroom were renovated, leaving nothing for the new owners to do but move in and enjoy.last_img read more

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LNG Limited to deliver Magnolia gas to Bac Lieu project

first_imgImage courtesy of LNG LimitedDelta Offshore Energy (DeltaOE) and Liquefied Natural Gas Limited (LNGL) have agreed to deliver an LNG-to-power project to the Bac Lieu province in Vietnam.The DeltaOE-led power project includes the construction and operation of an LNG import terminal, 3,200-megawatt combined-cycle power plant, and delivery of power generation to the Bac Lieu province.According to a joint statement by the companies, the integrated project is expected to begin operations in 2023.LNGL’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Magnolia LNG, shall deliver 2 mtpa of LNG to DeltaOE under a supply and purchase agreement (SPA) on a free-on-board basis for a 20-year term with options to extend the term.DeltaOE shall deliver gas to the power plant, generate electricity, and sell its output to the province. The two deals are linked on a back-to-back basis providing an integrated LNG-to-power solution for the Bac Lieu province.Greg Vesey, managing director and CEO of LNG Limited, said: “This agreement is a major achievement for the Magnolia LNG project as we progress our global commercial and marketing push toward a final investment decision.“This agreement represents a significant advancement of our long relationships held with DeltaOE, the province, and Vietnamese leadership, including our earlier hosting of the province leadership and DeltaOE at the Magnolia site.”Bobby Quintos, engineering managing director for Delta OE, added: “Delta OE’s Bac Lieu project addresses Vietnam’s need for an LNG import terminal to provide access to growing the LNG industry as a feedstock for electricity generation.“Our alliance with LNG Limited will allow the Government of Vietnam to have a stronger relationship with the U.S. market and the long-term stability of the Henry Hub Index, which fits perfectly with the Vietnamese National Power Development Plan.”last_img read more

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‘Pusher’ busted in La Carlota

first_imgThe 27-year-old Larry Lanzar was nabbedin a drug buy-bust operation in Barangay 2 Poblacion, La Carlota City, NegrosOccidental. Lanzar – resident of Barangay Ayungon,La Carlota City – was caught after he sold a sachet of suspected illegal drugsto an undercover officer for P500 around 12:45 p.m. on Jan. 22, the reportadded. BACOLOD City – He allegedly sold shabu,police said. center_img The suspect was detained in the lockupfacility of the La Carlota police station, facing charges for Violation ofRepublic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002./PNlast_img read more

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George C. Schneider

first_imgGeorge C. Schneider age 92, of Cincinnati, Ohio passed away Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at the Manderley Health Care Center in Osgood, Indiana. George was born on February 3, 1927 the son of the late Carl and Clara Kramer Schneider.He lived in the Cincinnati area his entire life. He and his wife Eunice were married for 54 years and in April of 2016 she preceded him in death. He had worked for the US Postal Service for 30 years delivering mail in the Cincinnati area.He loved the outdoors, gardening and especially his chickens!Survivors include his 2 daughters, Kelly (Thomas) Vollet of Sunman, Indiana and Sally Lee (Douglas) Schrand of Cincinnati. Four grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren survive along with one sister, Ruth Schneider also of Cincinnati.There will be no services. Arrangements handled by Neal’s Funeral Home.last_img read more

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Ukraine cancels match after some players, staff test positive for coronavirus

first_imgRelatedPosts Italy introduces compulsory virus testing for travellers from France Nigeria records new COVID-19 infections, more deaths as figures rise to 57,242 I was in best of forms before Tokyo Paralympics was postponed — Powerlifter Ejike Ukraine’s top professional football league said on Saturday it had cancelled one of its first post-lockdown matches.This was after several players and staff at Karpaty in the western city of Lviv tested positive for the novel coronavirus. The match between Karpaty and Mariupol from the Azov Sea port of Mariupol was supposed to be played on Sunday behind closed doors.The football authorities did not specify how many players had been affected by the virus and when a rescheduled match may be played.“Those infected were immediately transferred to self-isolation. They had no symptoms,” the league said in a statement.Ukraine’s government has started easing restrictions imposed in March to prevent the spread of the virus.It allowed sports events to continue if all participants are tested and comply with other safety requirements. The football authorities decided to resume competitions in the Premier League and the Cup with no spectators.Two of Ukraine’s most famous clubs, Dynamo Kiev and Shakhtar Donetsk, are scheduled to meet on Sunday.Ukraine has reported 23,304 cases, including 696 deaths from the coronavirus as of May 30.Reuters/NAN.Tags: Azov Sea PortCoronavirusKarpatyLockdownlast_img read more

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