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first_imgAug 8, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – Vietnamese officials said yesterday that the death of a 15-year-old boy last week was caused by H5N1 avian influenza, according to news services.The teenager died Aug 3 while being transferred from a hospital in his home province of Thanh Hoa to Hanoi, 95 miles to the north, according to an Associated Press (AP) report.Test results the next day showed the boy had avian flu, said Nguyen Huy Nga, director of Vietnam’s Preventive Medicine Department, the AP reported. Nga said the boy had had contact with ducklings bought from a local market.The boy’s illness marked Vietnam’s seventh human H5N1 case and fourth death from the disease this year, according to the AP and other news services. The country has had a total of 100 cases with 46 deaths since 2003.Five cases reported by Vietnamese officials have not yet been confirmed by the World Health Organization (WHO), whose current avian flu tally for Vietnam is 95 cases with 42 deaths. Overall, the WHO has logged 319 cases and 192 deaths.In an Aug 6 news briefing, a WHO official said Vietnam has been trying to ship samples from avian flu patients to the WHO but has run into delays because of its own and other countries’ rules governing shipment of biological materials.Vietnam was hit hard by human H5N1 cases in 2004 and 2005, but after November 2005 the country had no more cases until late May of this year, when a 30-year-old man from Vinh Phuc province tested positive for the virus.last_img read more

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first_imgManchester United captain Harry Maguire has agreed to supply a food package of everyday essentials to the elderly during the coronavirus lockdown. Maguire and his father approached Herrings Top Shop in Mosborough, his hometown near Sheffield in the north of England, about the idea of giving the parcels to those aged 70 and over or their carers in the area. Read Also: Osimhen is future of Nigerian football – Ighalo“My daughter is too young to understand what’s going on right now, but she’ll read about these times in the years to come.“I’m also keeping active and following the training programme that United have given me within the confines of my back garden!“It’s not quite Old Trafford but I still take pride in keeping the grass in good nick. I also keep in touch with all my team-mates and have found that contact to be really important, as well as family of course.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… center_img “I am very proud of my Mosborough roots – it’s where I grew up and where my family still live. I come back to visit everyone as much as I can,” Maguire said on Friday.“There’s always been a real sense of community in the area which is more important than ever at the moment. In times like these you think a lot about your loved ones and those that are more elderly.“My family and I hope that this provides a small comfort to people who might be struggling.”England defender Maguire has been at the forefront of football’s bid to help with the pandemic.He coordinated United’s response to the PlayersTogether initiative, with Premier League stars joining forces to help generate funds for NHS charities during the Covid-19 crisis.The Premier League is suspended for the foreseeable future, but the 27-year-old remains in contact with his United team-mates and is adhering to a regime his club have sent him.“Like everyone, I’m keeping to the government advice and trying to make the best of the situation,” Maguire said. Promoted ContentCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Ever Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseWhat Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?7 Worst Things To Do To Your Phone10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Probably The World’s Most Beautiful Ceilings!6 Best Supercars In Movies You’ll Dream To Drive At Least OnceLaugh, Cry, Or Just Relax With The Best Series Streaming On HBOlast_img read more

first_img Despite the fact many are saying Edinson Cavani will leave PSG, the truth is that the player could continue. That is at least what the French press are saying. ‘L’Equipe’ are reporting that Edinson Cavani is still waiting for an offer from the Parisian club. If it comes along, he will listen to it carefully.Advertisement Because, although he was very close to joining Atletico in January, the player is happy at PSG. He feels the support of the fans and he knows that Thomas Tuchel, the coach, has full confidence in him. Read Also: Messi warns La Liga not to separate players from families That said, Edinson Cavani will also listen to the offers which come in for him from all over the world. Boca Juniors, Newcastle and Atletico Madrid again are interested in the Uruguayan. We will have to see what happens with Cavani. PSG, at the moment, have not given the forward an offer to renew despite the fact the fans are doing their bit so that ‘El Matador’ continues at the Parc des Princes. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Greatest Movies In History Since 19827 Reasons Why You Might Want To Become A Vegetarian Loading… Edinson Cavani’s PSG contract ends this summer. But he could still renew it. According to ‘L’Equipe’, the Uruguayan has all the support of the Parisian fans and Thomas Tuchel would apparently delighted to keep him on.last_img read more

first_imgReily Township, OH— A 13-year-old boy was killed in an accident in Reily Township on Tuesday afternoon.According to the Butler County Sheriff”s Office, the teen was a passenger in a silver Hyundai backing out of a private drive on Hamilton Scipio Road when they failed to yield to oncoming traffic and were struck.John McClure of Hamilton, Ohio was driving a GMC Sierra truck down Hamilton Scipio Rd., and hit the side of the Hyundai as it backed out of the drive. The 18-year-old driver of the Hyundai was transported to McCullough-Hyde Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, but the 13-year-old passenger was killed in the crash.There have been no charges filed, and the Butler County Sheriff’s Office said the investigation is still pending.The 13-year-old was a student at Harrison Jr. School in Harrison OH.Christian Tracy, principal at Harrison Jr. School addressed students and parents on twitter Wednesday in regards to the availability of grief counselors at the school to help.  Tracy urges anyone with questions or concerns to contact him at the school at 513.367.4831.last_img read more

first_img(REUTERS)-Poland won 2-1 in Montenegro with goals from Robert Lewandowski and Lukasz Piszczek to move six points clear at the top of World Cup qualifying Group E after a pulsating clash on Sunday.The result left the Poles in charge midway through the campaign on 13 points from five games, six ahead of closest rivals Montenegro and Denmark, who were held 0-0 in Romania.Lewandowski curled home a superb 40th-minute free kick and, although Stefan Mugosa equalised just past the hour, Piszczek got the winner with a fine lob in the 82nd after the Poles missed a barrage of chances against their injury-hit opponents.The visitors had come close three times in the opening half before Lewandowski netted his eighth goal of the qualifying campaign, leaving goalkeeper Mladen Bozovic rooted to his line with a delightful strike from 25 metres.Lewandowski and Piszczek missed a pair of easy chances inside a minute on the hour and Poland were swiftly punished as Mugosa scored his first international goal with a thumping header after Damir Kojasevic’s teasing cross from the right.Poland pressed for a winner and right back Piszczek made amends for his earlier miss as he brilliantly side-footed the ball over Bozovic from inside the penalty area to silence a vociferous home crowd in the Adriatic nation’s capital.last_img read more

first_imgThe Wisconsin Badgers won the Big Ten Championship lastnight. Not the University of Wisconsin Badgers ? though that would also becorrect ? but Wisconsin, the state.With 12 of 16 players on the roster hailing from Dairylandhigh schools, the basketball team that has rolled through the conference seasondefeating every team not named Purdue is a unique microcosm of the state whosename graces the front of their jersey in big block letters.From big cities, small towns and everywhere in between,these Badgers reflect the state not only demographically, but also throughtheir signature blue-collar style: not flashy by any definition of the word,but nonetheless tough-minded and hardworking.Among all conference teams, UW?s roster of 75 percentin-state talent is the highest.Even for four players that played high school basketballoutside Wisconsin, home is not too far away. Kevin Gullikson and Jon Leuer are fromthe Twin Cities area of Minnesota, Jason Bohannon is from Iowa, and JoeKrabbenhoft is a South Dakota native.?It?s almost exclusively the Midwest,? UW assistant coachGary Close said. ?I think it?s neat. I think anytime you?ve got local flavor,fans like it, it?s good for the state. ? They?ve represented their communitiesand our community really well.?Not only does the heavy native concentration make theBadgers all the more unique in the Big Ten, it also adds an intriguing subplotto a season that has exceeded what everyone, UW head coach Bo Ryan included,expected this bunch to accomplish.Talk to several Wisconsin players, and it becomes evident theshared bond of the state has helped foster a sense of family among the players.Growing up playing against and trying to one-up each otheron the basketball court helps make future teammates aware of each other?sabilities and build a respect for one another.?The way that basketball is in Wisconsin, it?s not as big asother parts of the country,? forward and Madison native Keaton Nankivil said.?Everybody in Wisconsin that plays at this level kind of knows of each otherbefore we get here.?It helped to see Greg (Stiemsma) play AAU, play againstMarcus (Landry), play against Brett (Valentyn) ? all that stuff, it just helpseveryone become familiar before we actually get here.?Look no further than Nankivil for the best example of thatfamiliarity. Nankivil and roommate Tim Jarmusz (Oshkosh, Wis.) had a longhistory together long before the two stepped foot on campus last summer.In 2006, when both were juniors in high school, the KohlCenter got a sneak peak of what the two could offer when Nankivil?s MadisonMemorial met Jarmusz?s Oshkosh West in the Division I state championship game.Jarmusz scored 17 points and pulled down five rebounds asWest overcame Nankivil?s 14-point, 10-rebound double-double, beating Memorial52-40 and giving Tim bragging rights over Keaton.The two developed a rapport playing AAU basketball togetherfor the Fox Valley Skillz the following summer, and nearly met again in thestate tournament the following year. Madison Memorial was defeated in overtimein the quarterfinal round, and Oshkosh West went on to defend its title.?Watching each other play here in the state, some of usbeing enemies on opposite teams,? Jarmusz said. ?But when you get here it?sjust like everything changes; you become good friends. You?ve been through somuch against each other; when you?re with each other, it?s just a lot morefun.?Nankivil says he has put the championship loss behind him,but that doesn?t stop Jarmusz from throwing the occasional good-natured barbsat his roommate, reminding him who beat who in the big game.?I was upset about it then, but it?s not a big deal anymore,?Nankivil said. ?We?re just trying to do what we do now.?What the Badgers are doing is win. A lot. Along the way,their success could be opening eyes around the country to pay attention andrealize despite the lack of headliner talent, the state of Wisconsin plays somevery good basketball.?I?ve always thought we?ve been an underrated state,?Nankivil said. ?You even look at what people that move out of the state do,like (Washington State senior) Kyle Weaver, people like that. We don?t have thehighest profile players, maybe, but we do have good players and talentedplayers and people that are making an impact in college basketball.?It only makes sense then that keeping as much of that talentfrom getting away is one of the coaching staff?s highest priorities.?You always want to look right next door first,? Close said.That?s not to say UW head coach Bo Ryan wants to build awall around the state, however.?When you say ?build a wall? that?s an expression I?ve hearda lot about, but I always think of Berlin when you say that,? Ryan said,instead stressing the importance of having players that buy into his system.?If there?s good players ? but not all of them, it?s not always a fit.?That brings the conversation to last night, when fourplayers who were absolute fits for Ryan played their last game in front of thehome crowd. Fittingly enough, all four are native sons, who chose to stay stickaround and represent their home state.Madison?s Michael Flowers, Randolph?s Stiemsma, Appleton?sBrian Butch and Glendale?s Tanner Bronson did that better than any class everto have played for Wisconsin. With last night?s 77-41 victory over Penn State,those four set the record for most career wins with 99 and clinched a share ofthe regular season conference championship for the first time since 2003.?They?ll leave here, I would think, with a very positivefeeling about what they?ve been a part of,? Ryan said. ?I think they?ve been apart of something pretty special, and it?s early yet.?Not bad for a bunch of Wisconsin Badgers.last_img read more

first_imgFor four seasons, USC coach Lane Kiffin and Hawai’i coach Norm Chow took the Trojans to new heights as offensive assistants under then-head coach Pete Carroll.Ready to roll · Senior quarterback Matt Barkley (7) leads a USC team that has been eligible for the postseason the last two seasons. The Trojans are ranked #1 in the Associated Press poll. – Carlo Acenas | Daily TrojanOn Saturday, they will battle each other as head coaches for the very first time.No. 1 USC begins its highly anticipated season at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Saturday against the Warriors, and one storyline leading into the game is the relationship between the two offensive-minded coaches. Chow was the offensive coordinator at USC from 2001-2004 and helped lead a resurgent USC back to national prominence. Kiffin served as receiver’s coach and as the passing game coordinator under Chow and maintains great respect for him.“[Chow] really mentored [me and Washington head coach Steve Sarkisian],” Kiffin said. “[We] spent a lot of time with him, a lot of nights in old Heritage [Hall].”Consequently, the Trojans are familiar with Chow’s offense, and the defensive players are aware of Chow’s history as well.“We know Norm Chow’s a great coach,” redshirt sophomore linebacker Hayes Pullard said. “I was looking at him as I grew up in middle school and high school when he was here, and [it’s] a great staff to be able to play against, a powerhouse offense like his.”Kiffin acknowledged that the familiarity between the coaches might not be beneficial.“If he’s going to be calling plays, which it sounds like he is, we’ve been exposed to him a lot,” Kiffin said. “But he’s also been exposed to us, too. So anytime you’ve played somebody, it works both ways.”Chow is installing his pro-style offense at Hawai’i, where the run-and-shoot offense has been king for years. In addition, the Warriors will be breaking in several new starters.Junior quarterback David Graves will make his third career start against the Trojans. Helping ease the transition, though, are his returning wide receivers: junior Billy Ray Stutzmann and senior Jeremiah Ostrowski. Stutzmann had just under 1,000 yards receiving last season, and Ostrowski scored five touchdowns. Senior safety T.J. McDonald is excited about the prospect of an aerial assault.“The ball’s going to be in the air, and you want to make plays on the ball,” McDonald said. “We know our coach is going to put us in a greater position to make plays.”Though the offensive side of the ball has gotten the majority of the headlines this offseason with the return of senior quarterback Matt Barkley, the defense returns eight starters to a unit that gave up just 17 passing touchdowns in 2011. However, the Trojans lost several key pieces, especially on the defensive line, and the team will be depending on younger players to step up their game.“The beginning of training camp is always kind of slow,” Pullard said. “We’ve gotten way better since day one. We’re just progressing day by day and brushing up on our fundamentals.”McDonald agreed with Pullard’s sentiments.“We’ve been in this system for a while. We[‘ve] started to learn things,” McDonald said. “We start to ask questions that never would have came into our head before when we were younger… When those questions start coming up, you just start getting an overall feel for what’s going on.”In terms of the offense, the Trojans are expected to put up some fireworks of their own in the season opener. Barkley returns after throwing a conference record 39 touchdowns in 2011, as do his star receivers, junior Robert Woods and sophomore Marqise Lee. Woods caught 111 passes last season, while Lee caught 73 balls as a freshman. Also returning in the backfield is senior Curtis McNeal, who ran for 1,005 yards last season. Junior Silas Redd joins the team after rushing for more than 1,200 yards last season at Penn State.The Trojans figure to improve upon their 35.8 points per game average from last year. Hawai’i, meanwhile, gave up 29.1 points per game in 2011. Needless to say, the Trojans are expecting big things from a balanced offense this season, as is Redd himself.“The offense can be more versatile now,” Redd said in regard to joining USC. “Not only with Matt [Barkley], but Robert [Woods] and Marqise [Lee] on the outside. So, if they want to bracket those guys, that leaves like six in the box, and that makes our job easier to run the ball.”Saturday’s game begins at 4:30 p.m. at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. The game will also be shown on Fox.last_img read more

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 11, 2015 at 8:46 pm Contact Matt: mralex01@syr.edu Melissa Piacentini stands a few steps in front of the double doors that lead into the Syracuse locker room. She turns, thoughtfully, and points to the set of benches to her left just over her shoulder.“I still remember,” she said. “It was this bench right over here against Lindenwood.”Syracuse’s all-time leading scorer is talking about the only time she was ever benched.Piacentini wasn’t playing up to her abilities, and Syracuse head coach Paul Flanagan pulled her out and didn’t put her back in. It happened right before Christmas break during her freshman year. Piacentini had a month to mull things over.“It made me sit back and think about my mistakes and think about how I had been performing back then,” Piacentini said. “It really made me mentally focused and come back ready to be stronger.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textPiacentini called it the “best coaching decision” Flanagan had ever made for her. The move came at the perfect time and she was forced to view things through a different lens. Four years later, one of the most decorated players in Syracuse ice hockey history is gearing up for her final ride. Last season, Syracuse lost in the College Hockey America conference finals. With one last chance, Piacentini is hoping to take care of last season’s unfinished business. “Honestly I can’t say enough good things about her,” Flanagan said. “I’m already dreading losing a player like her to graduation.”Despite standing just 5-foot-2 on the ice, Piacentini can’t be missed. She’s a scrappy, physical player, and has already notched three goals and an assist in two games this season. Goalkeeper Jenn Gilligan played her first season at Syracuse in 2014 after transferring from New Hampshire. She went head-to-head against Piacentini twice, and remembers the shifty, speedy player with a nose for the puck.“Every single time there was a loose puck in front of the net, I just remember her being right there,” she said.In the third period of Syracuse’s season opener against Clarkson on Oct. 6, Piacentini corralled a loose puck off a deflection on the left side of the net and wrapped around to the right side, flicking the puck into the goal.She’s made a living of using her small size to dig out pucks around the net in her time at Syracuse.Gilligan joked that even during practice, Piacentini gets in her grill, acting as a “pot stirrer” in front of the net. After experiencing it from both sides, Gilligan is content just watching. “Every single time I’m in the net against Tini, I just shake my head because I’m like, ‘Thank goodness I don’t have deal with this again against her,’” Gilligan said. Yet for all the fire Piacentini brings to the ice, she also brings to it a sense of calm. In her four years, Flanagan said that Piacentini’s greatest development has been in the cerebral part of her game.From the moment she walked onto the ice as a freshman, Flanagan said, her fundamentals have always been ahead of the curve. Her progression has been a matter of polishing the little things and refining the mental parts of her game. “I think I’ve grown as a person,” Piacentini said. “Just being in the locker room they kind of instill those different life lessons in you and the mental toughness aspect of it all. I think over the years, I’ve just grown to become more mentally strong in terms of staying focused.”As a freshman, Piacentini found herself looking on from afar with four weeks to think things through. Now, she’s better adept at reading and handling situations and recognizing her own mistakes. “Her hockey knowledge just seems to calm everybody down on the team,” Gilligan said. “When she’s out there, we don’t panic as much as maybe we necessarily should.”Against Clarkson, Piacentini skated out for her final home opener. But the emotions were kept in check, and the focus was solely on winning the first CHA conference title and proving Syracuse could compete against anyone. And this time, Piacentini wasn’t on the bench. “I think Tini’s just going to do Tini,” Gilligan said. “…She’s just going to go after it and get done what she needs to get done and I think everybody else will follow after that.” Commentslast_img read more

first_img Published on March 26, 2017 at 8:21 pm Contact Kaci: klwasile@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+ A 45-second stretch in the middle of the second half symbolized a Syracuse offense incapable of capitalizing on its chances on Sunday afternoon.With just under 22 minutes left against Notre Dame, Syracuse’s Kelzi Van Atta ricocheted a free position shot off the goal post, and then Nicole Levy drew a shooting space foul. Less than 10 seconds after Van Atta’s shot, Levy sent her own free position shot high. But SU retrained possession by reaching the endline first. Van Atta shot again, and UND goalie Samantha Giacolone turned the SU sophomore away again.Similar struggles plagued No. 8 SU (8-3, 2-1 Atlantic Coast) all day long in an eventual 16-7 loss to the No. 16 Fighting Irish (9-4, 3-1). Notre Dame won its second-ever game in the Carrier Dome while serving SU its first home loss this season. The Syracuse offense had one of its worst offensive performances of the season. The Orange tied its second-lowest season marks in goals (7), shots (30), shots on goal (20) and draw controls (12).“It was a lack of communicating,” SU head coach Gary Gait said. “Forcing the ball to the cutters when they weren’t open, not hitting them when they were open, getting in the way when we were trying to dodge, just a total lack of being on the same page.”Though SU opened the scoring on Sunday, the way it happened was a departure from the norm. Levy passed the ball on a free position shot to teammate Riley Donahue rather than shooting. Donahue made the assist count, and it was one of two times Syracuse held the lead, but it set the tone for a discombobulated offense.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWith only a minute left in the first half, SU down 6-4, Levy shot the free position herself. SU went 3-for-10 on free position attempts on Sunday, the worst percentage with 10 or more attempts second only to March 11 against Maryland (1-for-13). Levy’s ended up in a similar fashion to her teammates’, straight into Giacolone’s stick.“I knew they were going to go for my left side,” Giacolone said. “I kind of baited a little bit, but it goes both ways. Today, it went my way.”Moments later, Neena Merola shot with 18 seconds left in the half and Giacolone started the break. UND’s Savannah Buchanan cut past a defender, broke away downfield and passed off to Cortney Fortunato. With one second left on the clock, Fortunato scored and the Orange went into the locker room down 7-4. The defense’s inability to communicate allowed cutters to get open, Syracuse defender Haley McDonnell said.“As a team that likes to slow the ball down, Notre Dame did a good job at that,” McDonnell said. “A lot of (their possession advantage) comes from ownership on our end.”UND cemented their lead early in the second half after Levy’s stick was ruled illegal and she was given a yellow card and a two-minute un-releasable penalty. The Fighting Irish capitalized on their man-up advantage with three goals in that span. By the time Levy re-entered, UND led 11-4.That run effectively ended the game, Gait said, as it became clear that UND would avenge its 9-5 loss to SU in the 2016 ACC tournament.“Good thing is the season’s not over,” Gait said. “(That) wasn’t a playoff game, it was a conference game. It just gives us more to work on, more to do to be more successful down the road.” Commentslast_img read more