See also: The miner, aged 29, became ill on Jul 4, was hospitalized 3 days later, and died Jul 14, the WHO said. He had cared for a 21-year-old coworker who had fallen ill with similar symptoms on Jun 27 and was hospitalized but later recovered. Nov 10, 2005, CIDRAP News story “Angola declares worst Marburg outbreak over” There is no vaccine or specific treatment for Marburg, a viral hemorrhagic fever similar to Ebola fever. Besides fever and weakness, early symptoms include severe diarrhea, abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting, severe chest pain, sore throat, and cough, according to the WHO. The incubation period is 3 to 9 days. Contact with bodily fluids of infected people is the main risk factor for infection. The WHO said there is no indication of a need for restrictions on travel to or trade with Uganda. Aug 3 WHO news releasehttp://www.who.int/csr/don/2007_08_03/en/index.html Aug 3, 2007 (CIDRAP News) A Ugandan miner who died in mid-July had Marburg hemorrhagic fever, and another worker at the same mine has a suspected case, the World Health Organization announced today. The last major reported Marburg outbreak occurred in Angola from October 2004 to July 2005 and involved 252 cases, of which 227 were fatal. It is listed as the largest outbreak on record. The Ugandan Ministry of Health has sent rapid response teams to the mine area to investigate, with support from the WHO and other organizations, the WHO reported. From interviews with mine authorities, health officials have identified one more suspected Marburg case, plus two people who had a similar illness in mid-June but recovered, the WHO said. The mine is in western Uganda. All the miners under investigation for the disease had been at the mine continuously for 8 months, according to the WHO. No cases have been reported in healthcare workers. The disease was first seen in 1967 in German and Yugoslavian laboratory workers who had been exposed to green monkeys imported from Uganda. However, researchers have not been able to identify the virus’s primary animal reservoir between the rare outbreaks. WHO fact sheet on Marburg hemorrhagic feverhttp://www.who.int/csr/disease/marburg/factsheet/en/index.html The deceased man’s case was confirmed by laboratory tests at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Jul 30, the WHO reported.
In fact, they’re rushing to jam the thing through before Doug Jones can be certified, in a stunning act of hypocrisy from the same people who demanded that Obamacare wait until Scott Brown was seated and held up a Supreme Court seat for a year.It’s outrageous.But it also looks like really bad politics, especially given what we know is coming: calls next year for cuts in popular social programs, because of a deficit Republicans just voted to explode.So what are they thinking?I don’t know for sure, but I’d suggest three possible factors in this mad rush.First, Republicans may be suffering from an officeholder’s version of the Pundit’s Fallacy: “belief that what a politician needs to do to improve his or her political standing is do what the pundit wants substantively.”For example, “Obama can win the midterms by endorsing Bowles-Simpson,” which the vast majority of voters never heard of. Today’s Republicans are apparatchiks, who have spent their whole lives inside an intellectual bubble in which cutting taxes on corporations and the rich is always objective No. 1.Their party used to know that it won elections despite its economic program, not because of it — that the whole game was to win by playing on social issues, national security, and above all on racial antagonism, then use the win to push fundamentally unpopular economic policies.But over the years the party has seemed increasingly out of touch with that reality, imagining that if only it preaches the gospel of supply-side economics loudly enough voters will be won over.Second, the GOP may also be engaged in the fallacy of points on the board thinking — I’m taking the phrase from Rahm Emanuel, who believed that Obama could gain electoral capital simply by racking up legislative victories.The idea is that voters are impressed by your record of wins, or conversely that they’ll turn away if you don’t win enough.The truth is that this strategy didn’t work at all for Obama, who won a lot of stuff in his first two years then got shellacked in the midterms.And think about the things that have been going wrong for Republicans in special elections: desertions by highly educated suburban voters, massive African-American turnout, weak turnout by rural whites. Categories: Editorial, OpinionSo, it seems that Republicans are responding to the devastating defeat in Alabama — which is part of a sustained pattern of underperformance in special elections, demonstrating that bad polls reflect reality, not bad polling, by … doubling down on a massively unpopular tax plan, whose main focus is on cutting corporate taxes. Which of these is likely to be improved by a massive, unpopular corporate tax cut?Still, the idea that you have to win something seems to have a grip on the GOP, and of course especially on our childlike president.Finally, for some significant number of Republicans we may be seeing what I’d call the “K Street end game.”Suppose you’re a GOP Congresscritter representing an only moderately Republican district, say in New York or California — and you see growing evidence of a huge Democratic wave next year, with election results so far suggesting something like a 15-point swing.What do you do?Well, you could say, “Gee, I’d better buck the party line and show my independence to win over swing voters.”But how likely is that to work? How many people even know how their representative votes?Or you could say, “Well, I guess I’ll be looking for a lobbying job/think tank position/commentator role on Fox News in 2019” — in which case your mission in what remains of your congressional career is to keep donors and the party machine happy, never mind the voters.Now, all of these stories work better at explaining the House than at explaining senators like John McCain or Susan Collins, who are working quickly to destroy all the good will they won by taking a stand on health care.Still, I think it makes sense to tell these stories about what the Republican Party is doing in general on taxes.And while Democrats should and will fight this attempt to ram tax cuts through with the vote of a lame-duck senator, if I were a Democratic strategist looking toward next November I’d be looking at current Republican moves and thinking, “Make my day.”Paul Krugman is a Nobel Prize-winning economist and a coljumnist with The New York Times.More from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidation
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich. — Registration has just opened for the sixth annual chowder and chili cook off, hosted by the Downtown Development Authority. Last year twelve registrants competed, and the DDA is looking to get 15 to 20 this year.This is a chance to show off your chili concoctions, and for businesses to display their products. Executive director of the DDA, Anne Gentry, says anyone can participate. “It’s open to any individual, business, restaurant, non–profit, or team group, as long as it’s prepared in a commercial kitchen,” she said. “We have a few other requirements too, like how much to prepare, what you need to bring, and all that good stuff.” Prize money is available for competitors, including for best in show, best chowder, best chili, most creative recipe, and most spirited booth.About 350 tasters took part in last year’s cook off. It will be $10 per taster this year, but chowder and chili won’t be all that is available at the event. Gentry said, “”As long as the weather cooperates, we’ll be hosting it outdoors this year. We’ll have music, and a bar for beer, wine, and nonalcoholic beverages.”You can find the application online, here. To enter the competition, send in the application along with the $25 fee to the DDA at 124 E. Chisolm St., Alpena. You can also email Anne Gentry at [email protected] Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Alpena Downtown Development AuthorityContinue ReadingPrevious Oscoda residents commemorate the victims of 9/11Next Alpena 4-H Club remembers 9-11 at their last show of the year
With an active online shopping population of over 18 million racking up sales of R37.1 billion in 2017, South Africa’s e-commerce sector is on a massive upward trajectory.Proudly South African is looking to grow its members’ share of this burgeoning market and has launched its own online shopping site. Unambiguously Proudly South African, the site is populated exclusively with locally made goods and products, differentiating itself significantly from other sites and making a buy local choice simple for consumers.Together with RSAMade, Proudly South African have created an e-shopping site www.rsamade.co.za where anyone can make made in South Africa choices easily in the knowledge that every single item for sale on the site is made locally. Proudly South African vets and verifies local content and quality and that all the vendor companies adhere to labour and environmental legislation which is all part of the terms of Proudly South African membership.Said Eustace Mashimbye, CEO of Proudly South African, “We had been looking for some time at establishing a commercial site for our members, and RSA Made’s existing platform and content were a great match making it logical to extend their offering exclusively to Proudly South African members. It is important now that we are in the age of the 4th industrial revolution to tap into digital shopping habits and to ensure that more locally grown, produced and manufactured goods are available to local consumers. We know that China supplies US$15.5 billion of imports to this country and much of that is found on online shopping sites. Www.rsamade.co.za can claim to be the only truly local online shopping site for consumers. Of course, it is not restricted to SA only and we will be delighted if there is uptake from international shoppers!.”RSA Made’s CEO Karamba Jabbie added, “We feel that we have found a perfect partner in Proudly South African – our platform already concentrated exclusively on items made here in South Africa, and so it made complete sense to us to join together with the country’s buy local advocacy campaign, whose member companies are already quality controlled for sale on the platform. We are so excited to see the online shopping site being populated slowly but surely. We will take our time to ensure that all products are beautifully represented to provide consumers with a truly Proudly South African online shopping experience but users can subscribe to the site to receive regular notifications as new products and special offers come online, so we are encouraging everyone to register on the site.”The launch of the site also holds great importance for the growth and development of the country’s digital economy and push towards increased re-industrialisation and consumption of locally made products. Minister in the dti, Dr Rob Davies commented on the launch of the site and said, “Reindustrialization is a priority to growing job opportunities in the country and the accessibility of locally made products especially in this era where more and more consumers are buying their products on online platforms, this is a much needed solution. We also have to recognize changing employment patterns and the potential this sector has in creating new employment sources. Technology has the capacity to generate many new skilled jobs, and we must look at the commercialisation of innovations such as online shopping platforms. E-commerce represents a great opportunity and I am delighted that Proudly South African has seized the day and has created a site where increased localisation is the only goal.”The site works on the same basis as any other online shopping store, with a simple product selection and check out sequence, with door to door delivery within 48 hours within our borders. In addition, the site has a fully functioning ticketing system and local events are encouraged to use this platform for their online ticket sales.www.rsamade.co.za is the first site of its kind in South Africa, a platform created not just to assist small, medium and even large local businesses to sell more, but it was also built using only South African suppliers and service providers.For a Proudly South African online shopping experience visit www.rsamade.co.za
Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:33Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Williams made 18 shot attempts on Wednesday in the KaTropa’s 90-85 win over Kia, the most he ever took since he became part of the TNT franchise in 2010.READ: TNT halts Kia to climb to third seed FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“It felt awkward today, so something had to be different,” said Williams who finished the game with 23 points, eight rebounds, and 11 made attempts. “It felt good to shoot and be free.”TNT played without center Moala Tautuaa, who was suffering from food poisoning, and Williams took it upon himself to be the offensive focal point in the KaTropa’s frontcourt. MOST READ Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Read Next John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIES Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH With offcourt issues settled, Calvin Abueva unleashes ‘Beast 2.0′ Prior to TNT’s fourth win in seven games, Williams was just averaging 10 field goal attempts, almost half of what he attempted on Wednesday.READ: Kelly Williams rides ‘Angkas’ to beat traffic for TNT game“You know being aggressive is in every player’s mindset,” said Williams, who played his first four years with Sta. Lucia where he won the MVP in 2008. “You want to do the best that you can with the minutes you have.”“I always tell that to the younger guys that they should always take advantage with the time because you never know what can happen if you make the best out of it.”ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Kelly Williams. PBA IMAGESKelly Williams left Mall of Asia Arena with a cathartic feel knowing full well TNT just climbed three steps to get to the third seed of the PBA Philippine Cup.Yet for the 6-foot-7 forward, knew something else was different.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
Man City midfielder Bernardo Silva: Gabriel Jesus goals will do him goodby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City midfielder Bernardo Silva was pleased for Gabriel Jesus after his two goals in victory over Everton.The opener marked the striker’s first Premier League goal since August.”It was good after the defeat against Chelsea to give an answer,” Bernardo explained. “It was not an easy game.”To have difficult games against Hoffenheim and Everton, it was good to come back from that.”The next two months are hard, we need to be focused and fit, get as many wins as can to recover first position and go as far as we can in other competitions.””We are happy with Jesus’ two goals and hopefully he can score more and win more titles.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
zoomImage Courtesy: CSIC China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC) has held a grand signing ceremony for CNY 14.3 billion (USD 2.08 billion) worth of new contracts in Beijing.The shipbuilding major agreed new vessel orders, conversion projects, charter and financing deals on June 27, according to Eworldship.Under the new agreements, signed by the company’s leasing unit CSIC Leasing, a total of 24 newbuildings were ordered, including very large crude carriers (VLCCs), shuttle, product and chemical tankers, as well as Newcastlemax bulkers.Additionally, the company signed conversion contracts for twelve vessels at three compatriot shipyards, namely, Dalian Shipbuilding, Wuchang Shipbuilding and Tianjin Xingang Shipbuilding.CSIC also secured financing deals with the Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited and Nanyang Commercial Bank, related to two VLCCs and four 64,000 dwt woodchip carriers, and a joint investment contract with Wah Kwong Shipping for a VLCC duo.CSIC said that its leasing arm already secured chartering contracts for 13 of the new vessels with Shandong Shipping, RWE Group, Oldendorff, Koch and WEM Lines.World Maritime News Staff
Laurie HamelinAPTN NewsEnbridge Inc. says its natural gas pipeline in B.C., which exploded last fall in Lheidli T’enne traditional and unceded territory, must continue to operate because it would impact millions of people in and outside the province.“It is not in the public interest to stop operating a critical piece of energy infrastructure that millions of people in B.C. and the U.S. Pacific Northwest rely on every day,” the company says in a statement posted on its website.The explosion took place on Oct. 9, 2018 near Prince George.Last month the Lheidli T’enneh First Nation filed a lawsuit against Enbridge in B.C. Supreme Court.They have requested a permanent injunction that would prevent the company from operating the pipeline in their territory and reserves. They also ask for the pipeline’s immediate dismantling and removal.In a phone interview with APTN News, elected Chief Dominic Frederick said, “We are worried about the safety of our community and our members.”“That pipeline could explode again, here or in someone else’s backyard, and we don’t know why.”Frederick says the company has not offered his people an explanation for the explosion, or an apology.“No one is safe until we know the cause of the explosion,” he says.The pipeline rupture blasted a massive fireball into the sky just five metres from the Southwestern corner of the nation’s reserve.A natural gas pipeline owned by Enbridge Inc. exploded in B.C. last October. Photo: Dhruv Desai/Twitter.Frederick says the explosion was felt in nearby homes and at the Band office over two kilometres away.No one was injured, but nearly 100 community members evacuated their homes. They had to cross over the pipeline on their way out.“In our community there is only one route in and out,” says Frederick. “You don’t have a choice but to go over the pipeline.“We were very lucky those parts of the lines didn’t explode as well.”In an email to APTN News, Enbridge explained their pipeline system in B.C. runs 2,858 kilometres and is made up of two lines that run parallel to each other.They said the line that exploded is a 36-inch pipe that was installed in 1972.The other, a 30-inch pipe, dates back to 1957.Both lines were isolated and shut down following the incident.The smaller pipeline was back online the following day, operating at 80 per cent of its normal capacity.Almost a month later, following repairs to the ruptured pipeline, Enbridge restored its operations to 80 per cent of its normal capacity.Frederick says he was appalled the company reopened the line without knowing the cause of the explosion.“All anyone could talk about was getting the gas back on,” he says. “There was no talk about the safety of our community and members.“They turned it back on without answers and without our consent. They didn’t care about us.”Lheidli T’enne First Nation Chief Dominic Frederick. Photo: www.lheidli.ca.Although the pipeline is regulated by the National Energy Board (NEB), the Transportation Safety Board (TSB) is leading the post-incident investigation.The return-to-service plan was reviewed by the NEB and Enbridge conducted a dig to validate the integrity of the entire system.Both pipelines continue to operate at a reduced capacity until the regulatory review is complete.In October, an RCMP investigation ruled out criminal activity.Investigators from TSB have collected and examined the wreckage, but a final report has not been issued.Malcolm Macpherson, lawyer for the Lheidli T’enneh, says his clients have been totally shut out.“They received the odd surface-layer email, but they haven’t been participants in the investigation and that is wrong,” he says.“This pipeline literally blew up in their backyard, yet they are not involved in the investigation, the gas was turned back on without their consultation, without their participation, and very importantly, without their consent.“They are Section 35 rights holders and they are not being treated that way.”Macpherson is seeking compensation for damages, nuisance and trespass and a declaration that the Lheidli T’enneh First Nation was never consulted on the construction, operation, repair or return to service of the pipeline.Lawyer Malcolm Macpherson is representing Lheidli T’enne First Nation in their lawsuit against Enbridge. Photo: Laurie Hamelin/APTN.He says while there are a number of reasons behind the lawsuit, “first and foremost it’s about human safety.”“There was also a perception on the part of the Nation that Enbridge was not respecting them and acted as though it was business as usual,” he says, adding “there is now a profound lack of confidence in Enbridge.”In its public statement Enbridge says it is “committed to fostering a strengthened relationship with Indigenous communities, including the Lheidli T’enneh First Nation, built upon openness, respect and mutual trust.”The company also says it has “committed a team involving senior executives to negotiate a settlement and an agreement to frame the relationship going forward.”Despite its issues with Enbridge, the First Nation says it’s still open to working with others in the industry.The Lheidli T’enneh signed an agreement with Coastal GasLink and say they’re looking forward to construction of the new natural gas pipeline later this year.“We have nothing against industry, nothing against pipelines,” Frederick says.“What we don’t want is unsafe transportation of hydro carbons, and it’s important that we stand up for our rights.”[email protected]
The Ohio State men’s basketball team extended its winning streak to four games Saturday night when the Buckeyes defeated Nebraska in Lincoln, Neb., 63-56. The No. 11-ranked Buckeyes advanced to 17-4 on the season and 7-2 in Big Ten play after the win. Nebraska proved to be a much tougher opponent than it was in the teams’ first meeting of the season on Jan. 2, when OSU dispatched the Huskers, 70-44, at the Schottenstein Center. Saturday, Nebraska gave the Buckeyes all they could handle for a good portion of the first half and even led twice. The Buckeyes received sporadic production from junior forward Deshaun Thomas, who scored 15 points but struggled while doing so. The Big Ten’s leading scorer connected on just 6-of-18 shots, as he was constantly double-teamed and harassed by Husker defenders. While Thomas was fairly inefficient with his scoring, Lenzelle Smith Jr. was anything but. The junior guard made all six of his field goal attempts for a game-high and season-high 21 points. OSU’s 15-4 run at the end of the first half, to which Thomas contributed five points and Smith Jr. added two, seemed to drain some energy out of the home crowd and the Huskers, giving OSU the momentum. The Buckeyes carried that momentum into the second half, and expanded their lead to as much as 15 points. But the resilient Huskers would not go away. Nebraska slowly chipped away at OSU’s lead, in large part because of senior center and defensive anchor Andre Almeida. The 6-foot-11, 314-pound Almeida made it difficult for OSU to find easy looks in the paint, and as the Buckeyes struggled to find scores, Nebraska cut the margin to five points with just more than a minute left to play. The Huskers couldn’t knock down a few open shots in the closing minute, however, and OSU put the game away from the free-throw line. Nebraska falls to 11-12 on the season and to 2-8 in Big Ten play. The Buckeyes remain perfect against their newest conference foe. Since the Huskers joined the Big Ten in 2011, OSU is 4-0 against Nebraska. After struggling to put away one of the Big Ten’s bottom feeders, the Buckeyes will now move into what could be their toughest week of the season. OSU is set to play No. 1 Michigan Tuesday in Ann Arbor, Mich., before taking on No. 3 Indiana on Sunday.
Sinisa Mihajlovic has sued Sporting Lisbon for €11m in damages citing wrongful dismissal and reputational damage.Mihajlovic was signed by President Bruno de Carvalho but he was then deposed by Sporting Lisbon’s Board of Directors.A new President was put in place who then fired Mihajlovic just nine days later. And he never even had the chance to arrive for pre-season training.Sporting Lisbon now confirm that Mihajlovic is suing them for €11.195m. Football Italia reports.“I can confirm that I was sacked without just cause by Sporting CP just a few days before the start of the contract that would’ve tied me to the club for three seasons.” Mihajlovic told La Gazzetta Dello Sport.Tottenham did not have the credentials to buy Fernandes George Patchias – September 5, 2019 Sporting president Varandas says Tottenham did not have the credentials to fulfill the bid for Bruno FernandesIn an interview with Sporting Lisbons president Frederico…“In the middle of June, I went to Lisbon to negotiate with the Sporting directors for my personal terms and those of my staff. On June 18, we signed a three-year contract that was due to start on July 1.“A few days later, President Bruno de Carvalho was removed from his post by the Board of Directors and on June 27 the club annulled my contract, claiming I had not passed the trial period set in the Portuguese rules for contracts.“However, they cannot say that because at that moment the contract hadn’t even started yet and I was still on vacation in Sardinia…“In 30 years of my career, as player and then Coach, I’ve never seen anything like it. I will have my rights respected, that you can count on.”