China has 2 new human bird flu cases

first_imgFeb 27, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – A girl and a young woman in China have contracted avian influenza and are in critical condition, marking the 13th and 14th confirmed cases there, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported today.In addition, the WHO recognized a fatal human case of avian flu that was reported last week in Indonesia. The WHO’s current global count of human bird flu cases is 173, including 93 deaths.The patients in China are a 9-year-old girl from the eastern province of Zhejiang and a 26-year-old female farmer from the adjoining Anhui province, according to the WHO.The girl became ill on Feb 10 after she visited relatives in Anhui, the WHO said. No animal outbreaks have been reported in Zhejiang since 2004.The Chinese news agency Xinhua reported that during the girl’s visits with relatives, chickens in the relatives’ households got sick, and some died.The WHO said the farmer had had contact with diseased poultry before she fell ill Feb 11. Local agricultural officials reported that the H5N1 virus was found in dead poultry in her neighborhood.Samples from both patients tested positive in provincial laboratories and China’s national disease-control laboratory, according to Xinhua.”The H5N1 virus is now considered to be endemic in birds in large parts of China,” the WHO said.Of the 14 total cases in China, 8 have been fatal.The latest fatal case in Indonesia involved a 27-year-old woman from West Java province who fell ill Feb 13 and died a week later, the WHO said. Indonesian authorities reported last week that she had tested positive in a local lab.Including this case, Indonesia has had 27 cases with 20 deaths.See also:WHO statement on cases in China statement on case in Indonesia read more

Cappelli: Family accommodation has become a real estate business, we are for quality family accommodation

first_imgIn the show ‘And now the government ‘ The Minister of Tourism, Gary Capelli, was a guest, where he spoke about the current amendments to the Law on Tourism and announced the final amendment to the Law on Tourist Land, which should open space for new investments.He said that the Government will solve the 6 most important laws in tourism, the Law on Tourist Services was recently resolved, now we have the Law on Catering Services, package 3 of the Law and at the end of the year, together with Minister Goran Marić, the Law on Tourist Land – which is point at and in tourism that will lead to additional investment.He explained the importance of these 3 laws that have not been changed for 17 years, these laws have made their own, they have made Croatia a tourist destination, and we have meaning and quality. Croatia must step out, go to new market demands, we are going to a different organization, he added. Speaking of the sojourn tax, it will be decentralized and its amount will be decided at the local level – cities and municipalities will make their proposals, and the counties will bring the amount of the sojourn tax. Cappelli also referred to tourist membership fees – we introduced some new taxpayers such as banks, and we removed some, those for whom it was a pure parafiscal levy.A special focus will be on total quality management, and the Minister invites everyone to embark on this project because it is the measurability of everything that tourist boards do, and the city as a destination. We need to measure the level we have reached in the tourist offer, he believes.Cappelli: Family accommodation has become a real estate businessThis summer, it was commented that the apartments were not full enough, but we must say that we have reached the number of 56.000 more beds in private accommodation, so we must say that we have a shortage of the same number of guests. He said that today we have 7% more guests than last year and that is some maximum we could reach, we have to bring the disproportion of family accommodation, camps and hotels to one level, but the market will say that.Currently, the ratio is 56% of family accommodation versus 15% of hotel accommodation, and the rest are camps. The problem is in those 56% of private accommodation because you have 71% of them with three stars. We are for quality family accommodation, it used to be a social measure, it is no longer, it has become a real estate business, and we are against it, he said.The consultation lasts until mid-October, after which all criticisms and proposals will be considered, he expects that, in addition to well-intentioned, ‘make-up’ criticism, he expects that the package of laws could be in the Government at the end of October.Watch the whole show hereRELATED NEWS:HUNT ON FAMILY ACCOMMODATION AND POSSIBLE CONSEQUENCESHUB: IT IS NOT LOGICAL THAT BANKS WHICH DO NOT PERFORM REGISTERED TOURIST OR SERVICE ACTIVITIES ARE EXPECTED TO BE SUBJECT TO THE LAW ON TOURIST MEMBERSHIP FEESMINISTRY OF TOURISM PRESENTS DRAFT PROPOSAL OF TOURIST LAW PACKAGESlast_img read more

The Adria Hotel Forum will be held in Zagreb in less than a month

first_imgThis year’s AHF is attended by: Eighth in a row  Adria Hotel Forum  (AHF) will be held from 18 to 19.2. at the Hilton Garden Inn in Zagreb. – Markus Lehnert, Vice President of Development, Marriott Internatinal- Stefan Trienen, Head of Research for DACH, Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Google- Jordi Sanchis, Director of Development for Southern, Eastern and Central Europe, Melia HotelsInternational- Dilek Sezer, Development Director for South East Europe, Accor Hotels Services- James Chappell, Global Business Director, Horwath HTL- Jason Wischhoff, Director for Europe, Middle East and Africa, Benihana / MinorInternational–  Frederic Le Fichoux, partner, Cushman & Wakefieldte many others. Early bird registrations are available for another three days. You can register via of this link, and the whole PROGRAMME and more information is available at službenim stranicama konferencije.center_img The participants of the conference are mostly members of the management boards of hotel companies, hotel owners and directors, investors, consultants, bankers, lawyers and other experts. This year, the Forum brings together international panelists who will discuss current industry topics such as: “The future of the hotel industry – what is our plan for the next 10 years? Or is it more realistic to plan 5 years in advance? ”,“ Overview of hotel performance – from global to local ”,“ Developing projects in the region – are we developing fast enough? ”,“ How investors and asset managers perceive Southeast Europe, which countries attract investment and why ”, but will also discuss many other interesting topics during the two days of the conference.last_img read more

Clintons avoided prosecution too long

first_imgIt was disappointing The Gazette endorsed Hillary, a half page ad.The scandals, money laundering, rigging the primaries, Uranium one, endless. So sad.You or I would be prosecuted to the full extent of the law if we did half of what they have done over the years.Wake up, America. Liberalism is a disease. At any rate, we spoke a year ago and dodged a fatal bullet with Hillary.Michael P. CroceBallston Spa Re Nov. 9 letter, “Clintons must pay for their corruption”: Kudos to Rafael Polo.He nailed it. The Clintons are so corrupt and have skated the law for over 30 years. Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinioncenter_img More from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusGuilderland girls’ soccer team hands BH-BL first league losslast_img read more

Thames Valley fulfils IT needs

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UK PM in hospital as queen says united effort will defeat virus

first_imgTougher measures Johnson was criticized for his initial light-touch approach to the outbreak but on March 23 ordered a three-week lockdown after scientists warned the approach risked huge numbers of deaths.Non-essential shops and services have now been shut for the last two weeks and gatherings of more than two people banned to try to cut close-contact transmission and reduce infection rates.People have been told only to leave their homes to shop for essential items and medicine, and to exercise.But Hancock on Sunday warned that outside exercise could be banned after concern warmer weather could tempt people from their homes to public parks and open spaces.A major south London park was closed on Sunday after high numbers of sunbathers on Saturday.Hancock later said changes to social distancing were “not imminent” but in a sign of the seriousness of the measures, Scotland’s chief medical officer resigned for breaking the rules.Catherine Calderwood caused outrage in Scotland for twice visiting her second home north of Edinburgh, despite fronting an ad campaign calling for Scots to stay at home.She apologized and Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon backed her to stay on. But on Sunday night Calderwood said she had quit as her behavior risked “becoming a distraction”. But he said in a video message on Friday that he would continue to stay at home because of a persistent high temperature.Downing Street called it a “precautionary step” and it is understood his admission was not an emergency and he was taken to hospital on medical advice.When he announced his positive test, his spokesman said Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab would take charge if the prime minister was unable to perform his duties.But government sources said Johnson was still in charge. ‘We’ll meet again’ The Downing Street announcement came as the 93-year-old queen offered a message of hope to everyone affected by the global pandemic, which has seen more than 1.2 million cases and more than 68,000 deaths.Britain currently has 47,806 confirmed hospital cases and 4,934 deaths. The monarch’s eldest son, heir to the throne Prince Charles, has tested positive after displaying mild symptoms.In only her fourth address at a time of crisis in her 68-year reign, the queen said the outbreak could be defeated by a collective effort in a “common endeavor”.”We will succeed — and that success will belong to every one of us,” she said in a speech recorded at Windsor Castle, west of London, where she moved as a precaution on March 19.Thanking healthcare staff and keyworkers, and praising the community response to the outbreak, the queen said people in Britain and around the world could feel proud.”Together we are tackling this disease, and I want to reassure you that if we remain united and resolute, then we will overcome it,” she added.She drew on her experience of World War II, when she and her sister princess Margaret were evacuated to Windsor as London was bombed, drawing parallels with people forced apart by the virus.In particular, she referenced British wartime singer Vera Lynn, whose song “We’ll Meet Again” became an anthem for service personnel fighting abroad, far from their loved ones.”We should take comfort that while we may have more still to endure, better days will return: we will be with our friends again; we will be with our families again; we will meet again.” British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was taken to hospital on Sunday after failing to shake off coronavirus symptoms, as Queen Elizabeth II said a united effort would defeat the outbreak.The government announced within an hour of the monarch’s rare special address to the country and Commonwealth nations that Johnson had been admitted for further tests as a precaution.Johnson, 55, had been due to re-emerge from seven days of self-isolation on Friday, a week after announcing he had tested positive for COVID-19 and had mild symptoms.center_img Johnson is the most high-profile world leader to contract the virus. His pregnant partner, Carrie Symonds, is also recovering from symptoms but has not been tested.Health Secretary Matt Hancock returned to work on Friday after a week at home following his positive test for COVID-19. The chief medical officer, Chris Whitty, has also displayed symptoms.Hancock on Sunday described Johnson’s condition as “OK” and said he had been in “good spirits”. “He’s very much got his hand on the tiller,” he told Sky News television but said Johnson was being careful to follow government advice on self-isolation.Speaking from the White House, US President Donald Trump said he was “hopeful and sure” Johnson would recover, calling the prime minister “a friend of mine” and “great leader.” Topics :last_img read more

Governor Wolf Announces Improvements to Academic Facilities of Thiel College, Mercer County

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter August 30, 2018 Governor Wolf Announces Improvements to Academic Facilities of Thiel College, Mercer Countycenter_img Education,  Infrastructure,  Press Release,  Schools That Teach Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced new funding to make improvements to academic facilities at Thiel College, a key educator and employer in Mercer County.“The academic facility improvements will enhance the educational and training options at Thiel College, increasing the reasons why students who choose a post-secondary education in Pennsylvania are given every opportunity to forge a path toward a successful future,” Governor Wolf said.Thiel College was approved for a $1 million grant to make improvements to laboratories, classrooms, and common areas in the Academic Center, the largest academic facility on the college’s Greenville campus. The small liberal arts college plans to expand academic offerings in key industries with strong employment demand, including an environmental safety program in the regionally growing oil and gas industry. In addition to fulfilling the Wolf Administration’s commitment to strengthening Pennsylvania’s workforce through education and training, the upgrades to Thiel College will directly create approximately 10 jobs in a designated Act 47 community.“Returns from this investment will reach far beyond the campus,” Representative Mark Longietti said. “Thiel College is a driving force for the local economy and the entire region. The new center’s enhanced resources – including expanded STEM training that’s so vital to today’s high-skill jobs – will help fortify our manufacturing industry and allow it to keep pace with changes in the global market. At the same time, as our area economy expands to include the health and education fields, the new academic center will help meet those demands by providing expanded research facilities and new programs of study.”“As a vital educational and economic resource, Thiel’s value to the community far transcends its strong academic reputation,” Senator Michele Brooks said. “This support is destined to increase student enrollment, foster partnerships with medical and industrial leaders, and enhance the college’s ability to endure as a vibrant regional partner.”Supported through the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP), funding will support critical expansion projects, some of which will provide opportunities for additional economic development.last_img read more

Sydney light rail ready to start

first_imgTHIS MONTH is due to see the start of services on Sydney’s A$65m Ultimo – Pyrmont light rail line. The first Adtranz-built Variotram to reach the city arrived on May 31 and the second on June 5, enabling test running to start on the reserved alignment behind the Darling Harbour exhibition centre (right). Services will run every 15 min on the 3·5 km horseshoe route from Central station to Wentworth Park.Proposals lodged by private-sector concessionaire Sydney Light Rail Co for two extensions have moved forward, with the New South Wales government authorising an environmental impact study into both routes. One would form a loop through the city centre from Central station to Circular Quay, and the other would continue from Pyrmont to Lilyfield.State Rail Authority of NSW has started prequalification, and plans to call tenders this month, for supply of double-deck EMUs to boost its City Rail fleet. The initial order will be for 80 cars, followed by two options for a further 60 vehicles each. The first four-car set is required in service by November 1999, just 96 weeks after the contract award in December 1997. Around 40 cars must be ready for the Olympic Games in September 2000, and the rest by June 2001. olast_img read more

Mandate roundup: IPE-Quest, European Parliament

first_imgA Swiss institutional investor has tendered a CHF80m (€76m) small to mid-cap equities strategy, using IPE-Quest.According to search QN1481, the investor asks that the manager focus on the Swiss equity market, and has set an active management investment style requirement.Managers should benchmark against the SPI Small and Middle Companies and select exclusively from this universe, excluding real estate. Stocks must have been listed for at least 12 months. Interested managers would be expected to outperform the set benchmark by an average of 300 basis points per year, over a four-year cycle, net of fees.Submissions should be made by 12 February, with a decision expected by March 2015.In other news, the European Parliament has awarded a contract to Ernst and Young to conduct an actuarial study on a range of its pension schemes.The schemes, which include the retirement benefits for French and Italian MEPs, and the Supplementary Pension Scheme, will now be actuarially assessed by Ernst and Young’s France office.The consulting firm won the tenders for all the separate schemes, beating seven other proposals.A contract for an actuarial study for the Invalidity and Survivors’ Pension Scheme was secured by Deloitte, in Germany, which also beat seven other proposals.The contracts were awarded in January and are expected to last for four years.last_img read more

Evra reveals formal apology from Liverpool after Suarez racism fallout

first_imgPatrice Evra has paid tribute to Liverpool as a “top-class club” after he received a formal apology for his treatment after Luis Suarez’s racism. “He told me he hopes it’s never too late, because this incident happened nine years ago, but I’m someone [who is] really positive. “I would say it was three days after the show, I was like ‘thank you very much, this letter has really touched my heart’. “I was really disappointed for such a big club like Liverpool to support a big cause like that. “But now I can see it’s real people, honest people working for this club and I have even more respect for Liverpool because they’re fighting against a problem of the human race. “So I was really pleased, and I just said ‘I hope you’re not going to win the league’ but that was like three months ago! “Actually, it was really important for me, and like I say, even though we have a big rivalry between us, this shows you Liverpool is a top-class club.” While it is disappointing it took almost nine years for a formal apology to be issued to Evra, it is a welcome end to a row that has clouded the club. Read Also:Enjoy this clip – Patrice Evra + Pogba playful moments… Liverpool have worked tirelessly to improve their operations on and off the pitch, and the influence of Moore as a compassionate representative of the city’s people has been vital. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Evra was subject to racist abuse from Suarez during the 1-1 draw between Liverpool and Man United in 2011, with the Uruguayan receiving an eight-game ban. But in the wake of the incident, Kenny Dalglish’s squad wore ‘Suarez 7′ shirts in their warmup to support the absent striker, with no acceptance of wrongdoing at the time. Back in October, Evra discussed the situation during an appearance on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football, with Jamie Carragher apologising in the studio, conceding the club “got it massively wrong.” And ahead of United’s visit to Anfield on Sunday, the Frenchman revealed in his appearance on Super Sunday that Liverpool chief executive Peter Moore had issued him an apology.“I received a personal letter from Peter Moore. He said he hopes it’s never too late. Now I see it’s real honest people working for this club.” Patrice Evra reveals Liverpool sent him an apology for the handling of the Suarez-racism row, after his last Super Sunday appearance. “First of all, I was really pleased that [people] like Jamie Carragher apologised,” he said. “And, of course, I received a personal letter from Peter Moore, and I was really touched about it. Loading… Promoted ContentWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better6 Major TV Characters We Were Relieved To See Leaving The Show6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone7 Mysterious Discoveries From All Around The World6 Best ’90s Action Movies To Watch Today9 Talented Actors Who Are Only Associated With One RoleFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread ArtBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?last_img read more