Sep 12, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – A 37-year-old Indonesian woman has died of suspected avian influenza, becoming potentially the country’s fourth human victim of the H5N1 virus, according to news services.The woman was admitted to a Jakarta hospital Sep 6 and died there Sep 10, according to Indonesian Health Minister Siti Fadillah Supari, as reported yesterday by Agence France-Presse (AFP).Supari said a blood sample had tested positive for avian flu, but samples were sent to Hong Kong for further testing, with results expected in a few days, AFP reported. In another AFP report today, Supari said it was “very likely” that the woman died of avian flu.Authorities were investigating how the woman became infected, Supari told reporters. The woman was an immigration agent who rarely had contact with animals but lived near a chicken slaughterhouse, according to a report in the Australian newspaper The Age.If confirmed, the case would bring CIDRAP’s unofficial count of Asia’s H5N1 cases since late 2003 to 121, with 63 deaths. Another recent case not yet included in those numbers is that of a 58-year-old Vietnamese man who died in late August and had tested positive for an H5 virus, but whose final test results have not yet been reported.In July, a 38-year-old Indonesian man and his two young daughters, who lived in a Jakarta suburb, died of what authorities said was avian flu. The man and one daughter tested positive for the virus, and authorities concluded that the other daughter had the same illness.The virus was found in some chicken feces near the home of the victims, but they had had no known contact with infected poultry, and authorities never conclusively determined how they contracted the virus. The family lived a few miles from farms where pigs and poultry were found to be infected with H5N1 earlier in the year. Indonesia has had numerous H5N1 outbreaks in poultry.The only previous human case of H5N1 avian flu in Indonesia involved a poultry worker who was tested last March, though he had not been sick. He was found to have a low level of antibodies to the virus, according to results reported in June.Supari said the government would continue a campaign to vaccinate millions of chickens, according to today’s AFP story. It said the government has been criticized for doing only limited culling.
Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion My wife and I have decided not to watch CBS6-WRGB news anymore. Sorry, Liz. It’s not you. It’s the fact that you’ve been bought, along with 173 other “local” television stations throughout the United States, by mega-corporation Sinclair Communications. The final straw came recently when you and scores of other local news anchors were forced by Sinclair management to read word-for-word a statement criticizing other outlets, along with the internet and networks not owned by them for airing “fake news.” Sinclair is owned by David Smith, a far-right (read “wrong”) conservative billionaire who supports Trump’s agenda. A principal executive in Sinclair was an important member of Trump’s campaign team. At least with Fox, you know you’ll get Trump news 24/7. But Sinclair pressures the local folk we used to trust to recite its biased rhetoric. And now, they’re trying to buy many more outlets for a mere $3.9 billion.We still have a few other channels and this newspaper for local news and, for national and world news, there are still a few truthful sites. Until the Trump administration manages to destroy public radio and television, there’s WAMC and Channel 17. I listen to “Democracy Now” with Amy Goodman every morning at 9 a.m. on WRPI, 91.5. It’s available any time at Democracynow.com, and there’s the Manchester Guardian online at theguardian.com.So long, Liz. It’s been good to know you.Richard W. Lewis, Jr.GlenvilleMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen? read more
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The McDill Lake District has introduced their plans to dredge the Iverson Park beach area to create a silt trap for sand flowing downstream toward McDill Pond in Portage County. The Park Board is now seeking input from park users about the proposed project and its effect on the swimming area and the park, City of Stevens Point, WI, said in its latest announcement.“The McDill Lake District feels that creating a silt trap will protect McDill Pond from further shallowing caused by the sand flowing down the Plover River,” according to their release.They propose to begin dredging the sand in the Iverson beach area after October 14, 2019.According to the plan, the sand would be stockpiled in the beach area to be removed before May 1, 2020.The Park Board is trying to gather input from park users as to their feelings about such a project and the impact it would have on the park. read more
Real Madrid head coach, Zinedine Zidane, admitted he was “gutted” after two late goals gave Manchester City a precious 2-1 win in their Champions League round-of-16 clash at the Bernabeu on Wednesday night. Zidane has defended Bale The result gives Pep Guardiola’s side a significant advantage ahead of the return leg at the Etihad Stadium next month. The ten-time champions led through Isco’s goal on the hour, but a 78th minute header from Gabriel Jesus followed by a Kevin De Bruyne penalty five minutes later turned the tie on its head. The home side’s misery was compounded at the death when skipper Sergio Ramos was shown a straight red card for a foul on Jesus. “We’re gutted to have lost, but we know the tie is over 180 minute and no matter what happens that’s the way it is,” Zidane said afterwards.Advertisement Promoted ContentCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A Vegan6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much8 Amazing Facts About Ancient EgyptPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitiThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them Loading… “Even if we’d won. We did the hard work scoring, and then in ten minutes they scored two.” “That’s football. We can’t change it. We need to focus on the positives. “In a result like that there aren’t many positive things, we played well but for the last 10 or 15 minutes. Now we need to go there and win if we want to go through. “They are mistakes and you pay when you make mistakes,” Zidane continued. Read Also:Zidane casts doubt on Hazard return this season “That’s it. But mistakes are a part of football and that’s the way it is. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 read more
The Wisconsin men’s soccer team recorded its first two-game winning streak of the season after knocking off No. 22 Penn State 1-0 Saturday at the McClimon Soccer Complex in the team’s final game of the regular season.After being honored with fellow senior teammates before the game for Senior Night, senior captain Aaron Nichols scored the game-winning goal on a laser penalty kick to the top left corner of the net in the 26th minute to put the Badgers ahead 1-0.“You couldn’t go out on a better note,” Nichols said. “Every single guy here, you could tell they were doing it for the seniors. They wanted to make this night pretty memorable, so thanks to the guys, it’s a night that I will never forget.”After the game, head coach John Trask expressed his pride for his team, and the senior class consisting of Jon Rzepka, Bryan Gerster, backup goalkeeper Ryan Vint and Nichols in particular. He was especially proud of Nichols’ maturity and confidence in electing to put the team on his shoulders and take the penalty kick.“I’m so proud for those seniors,” Trask said. “Aaron has been awesome, and to see him bury the penalty kick – I mean that was senior captain stuff in his last game. The quality of the kick was the thing that was so nice to see. It didn’t just dribble over the line; no goalie in the world would have saved it. That’s the confidence that comes with knowing that they’re becoming a pretty good soccer team.”The Badgers have now won three of their last four games and have recorded shutouts in each of their victories. Wisconsin will go into the Big Ten Tournament as the No. 7 seed with a record of just 4-12-2 (1-4-1 Big Ten), but appears to be improving and gaining confidence as a team since its 4-3 thrilling overtime loss against UW-Green Bay.Saturday night’s win would not have been possible without the six-save performance by goalkeeper Max Jentsch. Jentsch suffered from a collision in the box just 8:51 into the game that knocked the wind out of the freshman and left him on the ground in agony. However, Jentsch recovered to make a diving stop on a Penn State penalty kick to save the game for UW.“Max definitely didn’t look like a freshman tonight in many ways – a lot like the rest of the freshmen,” Trask said.When Max went down, the whole team held its breath because senior captain goalkeeper Ryan Vint had an injured neck and back and the other backup, Jamal Habibi, could not play because he was recovering form a concussion.“I was a little nervous.” Nichols said. “I had my fingers crossed that he was going to be alright because I knew the next goalie in line was my roommate Colin Mani, who has never played a game in college. That was a big hit he took, but he’s a strong kid, he’s always fighting through and we know that he’s our man. Especially on that one free kick save he made, that was absolutely huge; that was a game-saver.”Jentsch thought Wisconsin’s defense played an integral role in supporting him during Penn State attacks to shutdown the explosive PSU frontline and earn the shutout for the team.“[McCrudden] was great in the air, Arnel was great on (PSU’s star forward Corey) Hertzog, Nichols did a great job, Luke did a good job; everyone just played great today.”Saturday night’s victory against the Nittany Lions was a typical Big Ten dog fest, featuring aggressive play out of both teams that led 28 combined fouls, five yellow cards (four of which were against UW) and two penalty kicks.Trask thought his team effectively matched the intensity of the big, strong, physical Penn State team in a fashion the Badgers have been reluctant to accomplish earlier in the season. Going into the game, Trask said he wanted Wisconsin to look like the team that had 13 players on the field and was constantly outworking the opponent because that is what PSU is known for.“I felt in fairness to us, we outworked them,” Trask said. “It wasn’t by a lot because they worked very hard as well, but I thought the extra work each individual put in made a big difference tonight.”Trask added that his players have “bought in,” as they have realized that there is “something good” about the team that has encouraged them to play hard for each other and play hard for UW. He said everyone is excited about the promising outlook that awaits his team at the Big Ten Tournament in University Park Thursday when the team takes on Ohio State.“We’re just looking forward to getting on the plane to go to Penn State,” Trask said. “There’s not much more I’m going to teach them at this point; I think the teaching is done. Now [it’s] the commitment and the rub of the ball because they all believe hopefully something good can come next weekend.” read more
Students, faculty and staff gathered to watch the election results and listen to insights from experts and special guests at Wallis Annenberg Hall on Tuesday evening prior to the election.Jenny Chung | Daily TrojanThe final countdown · Dan Schnur, director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, moderated a discussion on what to expect on election night Tuesday afternoon in the Wallis Annenberg Hall lobby.The hour-long panels weighed in on the role of media in the election as well as expectations the analysts had on the night’s results.Geoffrey Cowan, a professor and the former dean of Annenberg, facilitated the first panel, entitled, “Behind the Scenes on Election Night: Journalists, Campaigns and the Special Role of the Associated Press.”The panelists discussed the behind-the-scenes of major networks and the candidates themselves.Susan Estrich, a Robert Kingsley professor of law and political science at the USC Gould School of Law, ran Democratic presidential candidate Michael Dukakis’ presidential campaign in 1988. Through the lens of her experience, she recounted the candidates’ possible feelings during election day.“All of a sudden, there’s nothing to do but wait,” she said. “He’s or she’s, hopefully, trying to look calm and relaxed,” Estrich said. “When the cameras leave, will the candidate be calm and relaxed? No. They’re sitting there, looking at six screens, making telephone calls and saying, ‘what do you hear?’”Major news outlets send reporters all over the country to make observations and combine them with the poll results, according to Sue Cross, executive director and CEO of the Institute for Nonprofit News and former senior vice president of the Associated Press.“Voting and counting the votes is a very grassroots thing,” she said. “There’s no federal system; it’s a vast network. The way you’re getting those numbers is from over 4,000 people trained in advance.”Roger Smith, editor for the USC Center for Health Reporting and former national editor of the Los Angeles Times, provided the perspective from a print angle. Smith believes this election cycle focused on coverage of the people.“There’s been a big change in the way news organizations are approaching [elections],” he said. “You have to publish constantly, all the time. And that’s what’s going on today.”Between the two panels, students, faculty and staff gathered together to watch CNN announce the first live results.Dan Schnur, the director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, facilitated the second panel, titled “What to Expect Tonight.”The panelists discussed significant states and figures the audience should look for during election night, as well as the importance of various Senate races.Justin Wallin, chief operating officer and chief marketing officer of Probolsky Research, looked to Florida and Virginia as keys for winning the White House.“We’re really looking for Florida,” he said. “Both of [the candidates] really have to win that.”Trump ended up winning Florida by a narrow margin, while Clinton took Virginia.Third-year law student Chase Bakaly agreed with the importance of Florida, but also looked to his home state of Virginia for a tight race.“The northern part of the state [has] changed immensely the past couple of years,” he said. “It’ll be interesting to see how Sen. Kaine influences that vote.”According to Wallin, the Trump campaign will get the initial lead in Virginia, but he should feel more comfortable with the lead once poll results from Northern Virginia are reported.“Certainly Virginia,” Wallin said. Virginia’s kind of funny. We’re expecting to see some earlier terms favoring Trump. It will be very close.”Robert Shrum, Carmen H. and Louis Warschaw Chair in Practical Politics and political science professor, emphasized that Clinton will win through Florida.“If she wins Florida, there’s almost no plan for Trump,” he said. “If she carries Ohio, she carries Michigan, you could be on the edge of an electoral college landslide.”Clinton would go on to lose both Florida and Ohio, with Michigan still too close to call at press time.Lily Vaughan, vice president of the USC College Democrats and editorial director of the Daily Trojan, said she was interested in voter turnout and margins of victory.“In this election, I’m interested in the overall results of each state,” she said. “But, more specifically, how red the red states turn out and how blue the blue states turn out.”The panel also discussed the importance of Senate control.According to Bakaly, the executive and legislative branches will also have to choose at least one new Supreme Court Justice.“The implications go far beyond tonight,” Bakaly said.City Controller Ron Galperin also came as a special guest to speak about the importance of the election night.“Many years from now, you are going to remember this night, and the history that is being made,” he said. read more
Undefeated, no more.USC baseball (7-1) lost its first game of the season Tuesday, falling to Pepperdine 7-2 in Malibu. The loss came after the Trojans began their 2012 season with seven straight wins.Katherine Montgomery | Daily TrojanEven though it was a question of when, not if, USC would eventually lose a game, USC coach Frank Cruz wasn’t happy.“Of course it’s a disappointment,” Cruz said. “You don’t play this game to lose.”The Trojans, aided by senior outfielder Alex Sherrod’s grand slam in the series finale against Akron, were on the wrong end of a bases-loaded home run against Pepperdine (7-2).With the game scoreless in the bottom of the third inning, junior second baseman Joe Sever put the Waves ahead to stay with a home run to left field off senior USC starter Brandon Garcia.“They were able to come up with a huge timely hit,” Cruz said. “That was pretty much the difference in the game.”Garcia (1-1), normally the Trojans’ designated hitter, made his second Tuesday start of the young season. Garcia pitched just four innings, giving up four hits and five earned runs while striking out four and walking four.“It was just one of those days for Brandon,” Cruz said. “He’ll be fine. It happens sometimes, and today wasn’t his day.”Cruz also praised Pepperdine for its strategy against USC.“They worked the count a lot against Brandon and it paid off for them,” he said. “When you work counts and then get the big hit, good things will happen.”The Waves, meanwhile, got a slightly better pitching performance from their starter, Matt Maurer (1-0).The lefty pitched just 5 1/3 innings, but surrendered only two runs and struck out five while earning his first win of the season.Pepperdine’s Andrew Alvarez and Michael Swanner combined to pitch 3 2/3 innings of scoreless relief to quell any hopes USC had to come back. Cruz emphasized that he was proud to see his team fight until the last out.“If there’s a positive, it’s that they competed and they never, ever gave up,” Cruz said. “We never stopped fighting, which I was pleased about.”USC scored its first run in the top of the fifth when senior outfielder Garrett Houts singled to center to plate sophomore shortstop James Roberts and pull the Trojans within three runs. It was as close as USC would get all afternoon, as Pepperdine answered with a run of its own after both Houts’ RBI single and another USC run at the top of the sixth. The Waves got their second home run of the game in the bottom of that frame courtesy of Sam Meyer.Pepperdine added one more run in the seventh to close out the scoring.“We’re hoping that we can start to get more guys on base, and we didn’t do that enough today,” Cruz said. “And then we need to knock them in more often.”The Trojans will need to follow their coach’s advice if they are to have success in their upcoming weekend series with perennial powerhouse North Carolina.The No. 6 Tar Heels feature a team nationally expected to advance deep into the College World Series.“We’re going on the road on a long trip,” Cruz said. “We’ll have to be prepared and come out a bit sharper than we did against [Pepperdine].” read more
Reshel missed six matches from Sept. 14-23 from the initial head injury and then missed two additional matches on Oct. 12-13 when she re-injured her head.[/media-credit]Everything was going as scripted for Wisconsin volleyball senior outside hitter Bailey Reshel. She was beginning her senior season as the starting outside hitter for a young Badger squad looking to make its mark on the Big Ten season. But, just as quickly as her season had started, things turned for the worse when Reshel found herself not only removed from her starting spot, but unable to read for school or attend practice.It was Sept. 1 and Wisconsin was playing Long Beach State in the Long Beach State Invitational. The Badgers won the match 3-1 and Reshel led the team with 15 kills while hitting an astonishing .353, seeming poised to become one of the key contributors on the team for the 2012 season. But then, the Badgers traveled to Georgia for the Georgia Southern Invitational. And that’s where the troubles started.The team won the tournament, but Reshel wasn’t there in the gym. Experiencing concussion symptoms after being hit in the head the week before in practice, the senior was confined to the hotel room and couldn’t do much of anything, something she said was extremely difficult.“When you break a bone you can still do your schoolwork and be part of practice; I couldn’t do that,” Reshel said. “I was told to not watch TV, not read, I couldn’t come to practice, I couldn’t do anything. That was really hard because I was falling behind in volleyball and in school.”Reshel missed six matches from Sept. 14-23 from the initial head injury and then missed two additional matches on Oct. 12-13 when she re-injured her head. Reshel finally was able to return to action the following weeks, but found herself confined to the bench rather than starting.“The fact that I had a starting spot and then it was completely [gone] and then it took eight matches to get it back, that was the most frustrating part,” Reshel said. “Getting back in shape I think was the hardest thing. You would see in practice I would get so tired, so that was the biggest challenge.”Despite being limited to bench duties, Wisconsin coach Pete Waite called upon Reshel frequently off the bench to provide a spark for the team. If the Badgers would get off to a slow start, it was a common occurrence to see Waite look down the bench and soon after to see Reshel on the floor.Being a senior, Waite said it was a no-brainer that Reshel was his first option.“I trust her,” Waite said. “I trust that she’s going to come in and raise our level of play on the court. Obviously that chunk of time when she had the concussion, we were missing that. Whether she started for us or came off the bench, she had something in her experience, the years she’s been with the program, and her positive attitude on the court.”Despite coming off the bench for most of the season since then, Reshel ranks fifth on the team in kills per set with 2.17. Her hitting percentage of .236 this season also ranks fourth on the team and she also contributes to the Badgers defensively, ranking fifth on the team with 0.51 blocks per set as well as averaging 0.76 digs per set.Reshel is one of just three Wisconsin seniors on this year’s team and although fellow seniors Mary Ording and Alexis Mitchell have been fixtures in the starting lineup for the Badgers this season, Mitchell said Reshel’s ability to perform off the bench has been crucial.“Bailey pays a lot of attention while she’s on the sidelines and watching,” Mitchell said. “So as soon as she comes into a match she’s ready to play and knows what to do. She’s very confident when she comes out onto the court and very calm, and just ready to play.”As everything came full circle, Reshel found herself in the starting lineup once again this past Sunday on national television against third ranked Penn State. The game was televised on ESPN2, but the nerves of playing on such a big stage weren’t an issue for Reshel. She led the Badgers with 11 kills in the match on 19 attempts, while not committing a hitting error. Despite the loss, Reshel said the match was rewarding for her.“I felt relaxed,” Reshel said. “It’s been my mentality for the past two years, to go play and have fun. After missing eight games, I had absolutely nothing to lose. I just went out and played with no pressure and it worked.”“She was just so comfortable on the court,” Waite said. “She wasn’t forcing anything. She just hit her natural shots and was swinging away. When a player does that, great things happen, and I was really happy for her in that match.” read more
Redskins receiver Cody Latimer was arrested early on Saturday by the Douglas County (Colorado) Sheriff’s Office, according to arrest records. He faces five charges after several shots were reportedly fired inside an apartment.According to the police report, deputies were called to an apartment at 12:11 a.m.; when they arrived at the apartment, they detained three individuals and arrested Latimer before booking him into the Douglas County Detention Facility. One person reportedly had minor injuries not related to a gunshot. Latimer, 27, faces counts of assault in the second degree; menacing; illegal discharge of a firearm; prohibited use of a weapon; and reckless endangerment. He has since posted $25,000 bond.MORE: Giants’ DeAndre Baker turns himself in to policeLatimer’s attorney, Harvey Steinberg, said his client’s arrest stems from “one of the most highly provocative situations you can imagine.” Per ESPN’s Adam Schefter: Cody Latimer attorney, Harvey Steinberg, on his client’s arrest: “There’s an entire back story to this situation that constitutes one of the most highly provocative situations you can imagine. Please withhold judgment until all the facts of what took place that night are known.”— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 16, 2020The Redskins have also released a statement, via ESPN, regarding Latimer’s arrest: “We are aware of the situation and have informed the NFL League Office. We will continue to gather more information and have no further comment at this time.”This is not the first time Latimer has been arrested. He also faced arrest in 2016 for an outstanding traffic ticket.The 2014 second-round pick out of Indiana played four seasons for the Broncos from 2014-17 before playing two seasons for the Giants in 2018 and 2019. For his career, he has compiled 70 receptions for 935 yards and six touchdowns. He signed a one-year, $1 million deal with the Redskins this offseason. read more