May 31, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – A 15-year-old boy in West Java has become Indonesia’s latest avian flu fatality, according to news reports that cited local tests.Meanwhile, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported today that in the remote North Sumatra village that witnessed a large family cluster of avian flu cases, no cases suggestive of H5N1 infection have been detected since May 22.The 15-year-old boy, who was from Tasikmalaya, West Java, was admitted to a hospital May 29 and died yesterday, according to a Reuters story today. If his death is confirmed by a WHO laboratory in Hong Kong, his will be the 49th case and 37th death in Indonesia. About two thirds of those cases have occurred this year.Government officials said that the teen had contact with infected poultry and that his own chickens died about 2 weeks ago, according to Reuters. In addition, the report said, the boy’s grandfather was a chicken farmer who had 40 chickens that died recently.The boy represents the third recent H5N1 fatality from West Java province. A 10-year-old girl and her 18-year-old brother died last week in Bandung, which is about 55 miles northwest of Tasikmalaya.Today’s WHO update on the case cluster in Kubu Simbelang village, Karo District, North Sumatra, states that 54 family members and other close contacts remain under home quarantine. In addition, investigators have been conducting house-to-house surveillance for flu-like symptoms throughout the 400 or so households in the village, and a surveillance command post was set up in the village last week.With all this monitoring in place, no new cases resembling avian flu have been identified in Kubu Simbelang over the last 9 days, the WHO reports. This finding is important, the agency says, because it indicates that the H5N1 strain has not spread beyond members of the single extended family.Today’s WHO update also provides further details on the history of the case cluster.As noted in previous reports, the original family member to fall ill was a 37-year-old woman who is considered the index case, though samples from her body were not collected before she was buried. According to today’s report, she started showing symptoms consistent with avian flu April 24 and died May 4.She sold fruit and chilies at a market stand about 50 feet (15 m) from a stand that sold live chickens, according to the WHO. She also kept a small flock of backyard chickens, which she allowed into the house at night. Three of these chickens reportedly died before she became ill. She also used chicken feces to fertilize her garden.The woman had one sister and three brothers. The sister and two of the brothers contracted H5N1, and one of the brothers is the only infected family member to survive.The family members who died of avian flu include the 37-year-old’s two teenaged sons, her sister’s 18-month-old girl, and a 10-year-old son of the brother who died.On April 29, according to today’s update, nine family members spent the night in the same small room as the index patient when she was severely ill and coughing heavily. Five to 6 days later, three family members experienced symptoms. These were her two teenaged sons and the surviving brother, who was from a village 6 miles away.The sister of the initial patient developed symptoms at the same time, as did the sister’s 18-month-old daughter. The sister, who lived in an adjacent house, cared for the index patient, accompanied by her young daughter.The 10-year-old boy lived next door to the 37-year-old woman and was a frequent visitor in her house. His father, the woman’s brother, was the final fatality (May 22) and had tended his son throughout his hospital stay from May 9 through May 13.The WHO report also says that a parallel agricultural investigation still has not detected H5N1 virus in about 80 samples from area animals and chicken fertilizer, meaning that the initial source of the outbreak remains unknown.See also:WHO’s Indonesia cluster updatehttp://www.who.int/csr/don/2006_05_31/en/index.html
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Basketball club Igokea from BiH village Aleksandrovac near Laktaši is a true sports miracle. Coming from a village of just around 1000 people, Igokea is currently the best team of ABA league and it has the chance to win the title of the best basketball team in former Yugoslavia leaving behind great teams such as :Red Star, Partizan, Cibona and Olimpija and thus protects the honour of BiH basketball.President of the club Goran Dodik says that the success of Igokea is not an accident, but it is the result of hard work of team mates, desire for victory, and great devotion of sports man of Aleksandrovac.Igokea still needs to play a series of matches in ABA league and time will show is this team capable of overcoming the pressure and win the title which will propel the team to the society of the best teams of Europe.Regardless of everything, Igokea shows that with hard work, determination, professionalism, unity in the end pays off quite well, reports Anadolu Agency.
Conte led Chelsea to the Premier League title in his first season, but his side are currently fifth in the table, 19 points behind leaders Manchester City.Costacurta continued: “That doesn’t mean I wouldn’t be happy with Mancini or with Ancelotti – although (Ancelotti) seems to have removed himself from consideration.”“I wouldn’t overlook coaches in the league: (Atalanta’s Gian Piero) Gasperini and (Sampdoria’s Marco) Giampaolo would do well.“I’ll tell you right away that I won’t contact (AC Milan coach Gennaro) Gattuso. It would be a little too early.“I’m sure he’ll be national coach in a few years because he has everything: character, grit. I really like him, but choosing him now would be bad for him.”Italy Under-21 coach Luigi Di Biagio has been appointed as an interim replacement for friendlies against Argentina and England next month.Share on: WhatsApp Milan, Italy | AFP | Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is Italy’s number one choice to take over as national coach, Italian federation vice-commissioner Alessandro Costacurta revealed on Tuesday.“I haven’t chosen yet but I think Conte is the one who could do the best,” Costacurta told Gazzetta dello Sport. “I’ll definitely talk with him in a couple of months.”Former AC Milan star Costacurta has been given the task of finding a replacement for Gian Piero Ventura, who was sacked after Italy’s embarrassing World Cup exit.Conte, 48, coached Italy from 2014 to the quarter-finals of the 2016 European Championship before taking over at Chelsea.Other candidates include Roberto Mancini, Claudio Ranieri and Carlo Ancelotti.“(Conte) has already shown he knows how to be national coach while the others haven’t yet,” added Costacurta.
A Palm Beach County teacher at University Preparatory Academy in West Palm Beach landed a fundraising campaign on Facebook to raise money in order to buy laptops for children in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.Vasantha Siva who is the STEM and the Advanced Academic program director said that some of the students’ background affects them. “Some of them live with grandparents, or sister’s brothers, or somewhere, friend’s house. Some of them even in a car temporarily.” said Siva.The pandemic made learning tougher for some students, which is what prompted Siva to create the campaign.So far Siva has been able to raise $6,000 to buy laptops for the children.Siva said she has received 15 applications from parents in need of help with rent, gas, groceries, and more.To donate to the fundraiser, click here.
England’s Sammy Fuller birdied the last hole to force a sudden-death play-off in the Irish girls’ open stroke play championship at Roganstown. But her bid for the title ended on the second hole of the play-off when Ireland’s Olivia Mehaffey chipped dead to secure a winning birdie four – and her third consecutive victory in this championship. Despite the disappointment Fuller had much to cheer about, for the result marked a return to fitness after a year of being hampered by a wrist injury. “It’s been quite difficult, it’s affected my golf big-time,” said the 15-year-old from Roehampton in Surrey (image © Leaderboard Photography). “Last year I was just playing through the pain and it got to the point when I couldn’t physically play anymore.” An MRI scan finally identified the problem in her left wrist and she had surgery three months ago. “The Irish girls’ was my first proper big tournament for ages and my aim was to finish it pain free, which I did,” said Fuller. “It’s 100 per cent better.” Fuller had been two shots off the pace after 36 holes, while Mehaffey was a further stroke back. But in Sunday’s final round the overnight leader, Isabella Holpfer of Austria, slipped back after two bogeys and a double in her first nine holes. Mehaffey shot level par 71 to take the clubhouse lead, but moments later Fuller tied her, holing a 10-footer on the 18th for her only birdie of the round and a closing 72. “I played really well in the last round, I bogeyed two of the first four holes but then I hit pretty nearly every green and parred every single hole until the last, which I birdied to get in the play-off.” The players set out to decide the title on the par three ninth, which they halved in par. On the par five 10th, Mehaffey overshot the green in two but chipped dead for her winning birdie. The international team event was won by Sweden, one shot ahead of England, represented by Fuller, Emma Allen (Meon Valley) and Sophie Lamb (Clitheroe), and Scotland. Click here for full scores 19 Apr 2015 Sammy forces play-off with last hole birdie
Forever Unbridled – Charles Fipke’s homebred multiple Grade I winner Forever Unbridled left Barn 59 at 5:30 a.m. and galloped an easy 1 1/4m under the watchful gaze of trainer Dallas Stewart. Stewart will try to win his second Breeders’ Cup Distaff with a daughter of Unbridled’s Song, having landed his lone World Championships victory with Roger Devenport’s Unbridled Elaine in 2001 at Belmont Park. I’m a Chatterbox – The 4yo Munnings filly I’m a Chatterbox, ridden by her trainer Larry Jones, went to the track at 7:50 a.m. for an easy 1m gallop and then visited the paddock for the third straight day.Jones is seeking his first Breeders’ Cup victory, but did found success with two other fillies he brought to the event. In 2007, Proud Spell finished second in the Juvenile Fillies before winning the Kentucky Oaks the next spring and in 2011, Havre de Grace finished fourth against the males in the Breeders’ Cup Classic en route to Horse of the Year honors. When asked how I’m a Chatterbox stacked up against those two fillies, Jones replied, “She’s always been an overachiever. She was overlooked at the sales, maybe because she was from the first crop of Munnings and her dam hadn’t produced much. But, she always tries so hard and definitely matches up to them.”The only time I’m a Chatterbox was worse than second this year was when she was fourth behind Cavorting in the Personal Ensign Stakes (G1) at Saratoga in late August. She then was a dominant winner of the Spinster Stakes (G1) at Keeneland in her last race.“If there was a bias that day at Saratoga, it definitely worked against us,” Jones said. “No one was going to catch the winner. We feel our filly has only gotten better since then. But, this is tough race. There’s going to a Grade 1 winner finishing sixth in here.” Beholder – Champion 6yo mare Beholder went to the track at 7 a.m. and galloped 1 1/2 mile over the main track in preparation for the Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff.“She’s feeling great, really moving good across the track,” said regular exercise rider Janeen Painter, who was in the irons. “She’s been really focused, behaving herself well, so I think she is ready to give her best shot.”Before the main track opened, Painter reflected on her time with the two-time Breeders’ Cup heroine and three-time Eclipse Award winner Beholder.“I galloped her a little bit at 2, mostly at late 4, 5 and 6. She’s much bigger and stronger that we ever thought she would be. When she came in her 4-year-old year, wow. You could see how much she had developed during the time she had off. ”Painter recalls the 2015 Pacific Classic as her favorite Beholder moment. “Of course the Pacific Classic, that was pretty special. The Kentucky Oaks race, that was a great race too, even though she ran second that is up there too. I get excited every time she runs and I know she runs her heart out every time she runs. You can’t say that about every single racehorse there is, but she does, she gives it 100 percent.”Asked about how he wanted see the Distaff unfold, Hall of Fame trainer Richard Mandella said, “My job is just looking to see if there’s anything wrong. Everything is right, right now, so my job is to see if there is anything wrong between here and there. Hopefully, I am not going to find it or there is nothing to find.”Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens, who rode Beholder to victory in the 2013 Distaff at Santa Anita, expressed happiness with his Distaff post position (post eight), and also pointed out the 2015 Pacific Classic as his favorite Beholder memory.“The Pacific Classic is my favorite Beholder moment. She beat the boys, it was a huge race and very memorable,” Stevens said.“On paper, this is the best Distaff I’ve ridden in, but I can go back to 1988 with a great filly and a great mare in Winning Colors and Personal Ensign, I’ve been in some good Distaffs before. I don’t want to take anything away from years past, as I’ve said before, Beholder is the best horse I have ever ridden.” Songbird – Now just a little over 24 hours away from the year’s filly and mare championship-deciding race of the year, the Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff, trainer Jerry Hollendorfer watched his prized pupil, 6-5 morning line choice Songbird, walk in front of his barn.“You really can’t plan for how to run the race, because the moment the gates open, it could all change,” he said. “We know she can go to the front or sit off the pace; we’re comfortable with her versatility. This really becomes a riders’ race so you need to have confidence in your jockey. Mike (Smith) has ridden her in all of her starts and knows her very well.”Added the hall-of-fame conditioner, “She’s been so consistent, I really can’t pick out one race that really stands out. With her, they’re all special. But she was really good in her last start in Pennsylvania (the Cotillion Stakes) and she’s even better now.”Songbird went to the track for the final time Thursday morning in advance of Friday’s Distaff, galloping 1m under Edgar Rodriguez. The Kentucky bred is scheduled for a schooling session in the paddock after Thursday’s first race. Stellar Wind – Stellar Wind went through her usual 5 a.m. routine of standing quietly before a 1 1/2m gallop Thursday.“She’ll school in the paddock between races this afternoon,” trainer John Sadler said.Sadler is undecided about what Stellar Wind will do Friday morning, the day of the race.“She might jog, or she might just walk,” Sadler said.Asked what it would take for Stellar Wind to win, Sadler said: “She needs a good trip. I don’t know what that trip is, but just a nice, smooth one and she should do well.” Land Over Sea – Land Over Sea was joined by Team O’Neill Breeders’ Cup entrants Ralis (Turf), Gomo (Filly and Mare Sprint) and Term of Art (Juvenile) for morning gallops leading up to the two-day Breeders’ Cup Championships at Santa Anita.Trainer Doug O’Neill, who watched the stablemates’ exercises from the apron at mid-stretch said, referring specifically to Land Over Sea, “She’s been second to Songbird on three occasions and was runner-up in the Kentucky Oaks. So, despite her long odds, we feel like she deserves this chance, especially here on her home track.”Obviously having watching ample amounts of pre-election coverage, O’Neill added with a smile, “However, our path to victory might require us turning red states blue and blue states red.” Corona Del Inca – The 5yo Luhuk mare strolled to an easy gallop one lap around the main track at 7:45 a.m. Uruguayan jockey Pablo Falero, a legend in his native country and in Argentina, was in the irons.“For me, it is a great honor to be here, and is a very important commitment and a life-long dream,” Falero said about his first Breeders’ Cup participation.Corona Del Inca earned an automatic berth into the Distaff after annexing the Gran Premio Criadores by the smallest of margins at Palermo on May 1.Curalina – Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners’ Curalina galloped 1 1/4m at Santa Anita Thursday in preparation for Friday’s Distaff, which will be her first start since finishing second in the Personal Ensign at Saratoga Aug. 27.“We felt like if we were going to take our best shot at the Breeders’ Cup, bypassing the Spinster and the Beldame like we did last year with (2015 Distaff winner) Stopchargingmaria was the correct approach for her,” trainer Todd Pletcher said. “She does run well fresh. It takes a lot of discipline to pass up the Beldame or the Spinster, races like that where you’d be favored or certainly one of the favorites.”