Indonesian boy dies of avian flu; Japan confirms H5N1 in swans

first_imgApr 29, 2008 (CIDRAP News) – Indonesia today reported that a 3-year-old boy died last week of an H5N1 influenza infection, as Japan confirmed that the virus found recently in four wild swans was H5N1, according to news agencies.Lili Sulistyowati of the Indonesian health ministry said the 3-year-old was from Manyaran village in Central Java and died April 23 after a respiratory illness, according to a Reuters report today.Several chickens with which the boy had contact had died suddenly, Sulistyowati reported.If the World Health Organization (WHO) confirms the boy’s case, the WHO’s H5N1 count for Indonesia will increase to 133 cases with 108 deaths. The WHO’s current global H5N1 count is 381 cases with 240 deaths.In Japan, government officials said four dead and dying swans found near Lake Towada in the northeast had the deadly strain of H5N1, according to an Associated Press (AP) report today. Previous reports said the swans had an H5 virus; the National Institute of Animal Health confirmed the presence of H5N1 in further testing, the story said.Authorities in Akita prefecture plan to spend the next 2 days inspecting 15 farms within a 30-kilometer radius of where the swans were found, the AP reported.The swan findings come after a series of H5N1 outbreaks on poultry farms in neighboring South Korea. Japan’s last reported H5N1 outbreaks occurred in early 2007 on the southern island of Kyushu.Meanwhile, South Korea has reported a new suspected H5N1 outbreak, this one on a chicken farm in Ulsan City in the country’s southeast, according to an Australian Broadcasting Corp. report today. Recent confirmed outbreaks have been in southwestern Korea.In other developments, an avian flu virus was found on a chicken farm in Denmark, but initial tests showed it was not the deadly form of H5N1, the Chinese news agency Xinhua reported yesterday.Danish veterinary officials said the outbreak was in Stenstrop on the island of Fyn, according to Xinhua. About 2,000 chickens on the farm were to be culled.See also: Apr 29 Japanese report to the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) on swan cases read more

Boys Track Regionals Results At Connersville

first_imgThe Boys High School Track Regionals were held at Connersville High School on Thursday (5-28).Warren Central won the team championship.  Batesville placed in The Top 10 at 9th, East Central was 11th, Franklin County 15th, Oldenburg Academy 20th, North Decatur tied for 22nd, Lawrenceburg 25th, Rising Sun 30th, and South Decatur 32nd.2015 Boys Track Regionals @ ConnersvilleCongrats to Batesville’s Pete Heil on qualifying for The State Finals in The 300 Hurdles.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Lisa Gausman and The IHSAA.last_img read more

Panther team eye Curragh

first_imgConnections of Brown Panther have identified the Irish St Leger as an end-of-season target after he made a highly encouraging return to action in claiming the totepool Pontefract Castle Stakes at Pontefract for the second successive year. Making his first start since finishing down the field in the Prix Royal-Oak at Longchamp last October, Tom Dascombe’s charge was second best in the market at 11-8 for this mile-and-a-half Listed contest, with last year’s Derby runner-up Main Sequence heading the betting at even-money. Brown Panther moved sweetly on the outside of the six-runner field heading down the back straight under Richard Kingscote and came home three and a half lengths clear of Souviens Toi with Main Sequence, who had run respectably on his first two starts of the campaign, on this occasion disappointing. David Lanigan’s stable star was being ridden before the home turn by Ted Durcan and the response was limited as he faded to finish a well-beaten fourth, though the handler later tweeted that he then scoped dirty, having scoped clean during the week. Dascombe said: “I’ll have to talk to the boys, but there’s a possibility he could run at Newmarket (Princess Of Wales’s Stakes, July 11) in a couple of weeks. We want to win a Group One race with him this season and the main end-of-season target is likely to be the Irish Leger (the Curragh, September 15).” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Bishop Grimes wins first-ever sectional boys soccer championship

first_imgEven if Grimes held the no. 9 state ranking, owned a 15-game win streak and was generally favored in this game, it had to rally from a second-half deficit, depending once again on its top scoring threats to pull through.Much like the Oct. 30 sectional semifinal against Bishop Ludden on this same VVS turf, Ludden played Westmoreland/Oriskany (who had eliminated top seed and defending champion South Lewis) to a scoreless first-half draw.Instead of concentrating on the wings, the Bulldogs kept its best defenders situated in the middle of the field, mostly to take away the threat of Mugushu and Mawien breaking free for long runs to the net. Late on a cold Tuesday evening at Vernon-Verona-Sherrill High School’s Sheveron Field, Byam Mugushu took a pass from Deng Mawien and, like he had done 34 previous times this fall, scored a goal.Only this was not like other goals – merely the most important one in the history of the Bishop Grimes boys soccer program.That tally early in overtime allowed the Cobras to defeat Westmoreland/Oriskany 2-1 and claim the Section III Class C championship – the first-ever sectional title in program history. Tags: Bishop Grimesboys soccercenter_img And that nearly worked, for three minutes into the second half the Bulldogs claimed a 1-0 lead when Christian Uvino put a shot past Matt Tarby. It was the only goal Tarby allowed as he finished with seven saves.Trailing for the first time in this post-season, Grimes stepped up its attacks and, near the midway point of the half, got even with Jack Gutchess converting.From there, the tension built, and with less than two minutes left Westmoreland/Oriskany thought it had won when Jesse Sweet put one in the net – but was ruled that he was offsides just before gaining possession of the ball.Given that reprieve, the Cobras gladly went into OT, and like so many other times this fall, it was Mawien delivering the crucial pass and Mugushu doing the rest, putting it past Bulldogs goalie Andrew Pysnik.After some time to celebrate, Grimes went back to work for its first-ever state tournament appearance as it takes on defending state champion Lansing (Section IV) in Saturday’s regional final at Liverpool High School Stadium.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story last_img read more

Mindful tunes

first_imgJoseph Chen | Daily TrojanPlaywrights and actors from the Deep Map Theater Company in the School of Dramatic Arts perform Tuesday evening at Ground Zero Performance Café. The event, hosted in celebration of the university’s third annual Earth Week, featured spoken-word poetry, musical performances and one-man acts.last_img

USC ranks among most applied to private schools in U.S., boasting 11% admit rate

first_imgOver 66,000 applicants sought admission to USC’s Class of 2023, making the University one of the most applied to private institution in the country.(Daily Trojan file photo) The Class of 2023 is the most selective and among the most diverse in University history, USC News reported Friday.  “You come in, and it’s more of a community,” Onwuamaegbu said. “I’m participating in the same type of things I would in high school, but the degree to which they’re affecting me and the degree to which I’m participating and [feeling] actively involved in [them] has changed.” “I hope that [USC Admission] continue what they’ve been doing in terms of building diverse incoming classes,” Onwuamaegbu said. “Just so that the different students coming into USC can learn about cultures and identities different from their own and help them grow as people.” De Souza, an international student from Salvador, Brazil, said the peers she has met through BRASA, a campus organization mainly composed of Brazilian international students, have helped her acclimate to campus life. Female students make up 55% of the Class of 2023, a 7.8% increase from the past two years.  While the Class of 2023 comprises 15% first-generation students, a decrease from last year’s 17%, the University continues to rank high among schools of similar academic caliber, tying UC Berkeley’s first-generation enrollment. Socioeconomic diversity remains high, with an estimated two-thirds of freshmen receiving financial assistance, including 629 merit scholarship recipients. “I’ve met people from all sorts of backgrounds, and even if they are American, they usually have some type of background that is unusual or different,” de Souza said. “Many people have lived in more than one country before coming here, and many speak various languages.” “I came from a pretty homogenous background,” Onwuamaegbu said. “My city was predominantly white … It’s definitely been refreshing to come here and learn about different cultures and different identities.” USC accepted 7,558 students and enrolled about 42% of those students in Fall 2019, marking the highest yield rate in University history. Over 66,000 students applied, ranking USC among the most applied to private colleges.center_img With the levels of diversity and achievement reflected in this year’s freshman class, students hope the University continues to up its efforts to maintain a student body of varied identities, backgrounds and contributions. African American enrollment has also seen a notable change, increasing by 13% from last year’s freshman class. Otherwise, diversity with regard to underrepresented minorities remains about even with last year’s statistics, as an estimated one in four freshmen self-identifies as a member of an underrepresented minority. Onwuamaegbu, a member of the Black Student Assembly, said he has noticed the University’s diversity reflected in the organization’s membership, which he said numbers more than 100. With an 11.4% acceptance rate, the freshman class’ admissions cycle continues the University’s upward trend in selectivity. USC’s acceptance rate first dipped below 20% in 2014 with the Class of 2018 and has seen a decrease every year since 2015.  Obi Onwuamaegbu, a freshman majoring in business administration, said the University’s diverse student body is a welcomed change from his hometown of Bethesda, Md. Catarina de Souza, a freshman majoring in architecture, said that USC’s diversity has already impacted her college experience. Geographic diversity has also seen a slight increase. The share of first-year students coming from California high schools dropped 4.9% from the previous year, and the proportions coming from other U.S. high schools and from international high schools have both increased slightly. EDITOR’S NOTE: The headline, caption and body of this article was updated to correctly reflect that USC is one of the most applied to private colleges in the United States. The article previously reported it was ranked first in the list. The Daily Trojan regrets the error.last_img read more

Stave reflects on season-ending injury

first_imgRedshirt freshman quarterback Joel Stave left an eventual 16-13 loss to Michigan State early in the third quarter after a sack from MSU defensive end William Gholston. Stave admitted he got emotional after seeing his mother crying in the stands as he headed for the locker room.[/media-credit]Nine days removed from the William Gholston hit that knocked him out for the season, former Wisconsin starting quarterback Joel Stave entered the McClain Center Media Room Sunday with his left arm resting in a black sling.After breaking his collarbone less than 10 seconds into the second half of an eventual 16-13 overtime loss for the Badgers to Michigan State Oct. 27, Stave said he was all but sure his collarbone was broken immediately following the hit from the Spartans’ 6-foot-7 defensive end.“Right when I got tackled I could kind of hear it and I was able to touch it and feel a bit of a lump there, so I assumed it was a break,” Stave said Monday, the first time he has spoken publicly since the injury. “Then after the doctors came out there, that’s what they said.”“[Gholston] picked me up and drove me, and he’s a really, really big, strong guy and with the way I landed on it, it was going to happen.”The disappointment evident in his voice as he replayed the sack, Stave said as he headed into the locker room he looked into the stands and saw his mother tearing up. It was at that point – exiting after what may have been his best half as the Badgers’ starting quarterback this season – that his eyes also welled up with tears.Before he left the game and handed over the reigns of the offense to redshirt junior Danny O’Brien, Stave completed nine of his 11 passes for 127 yards and a touchdown.“I felt like as an offense we were playing well, we were moving the ball, we were converting some third downs which we hadn’t done as well in previous games,” Stave said. “I was happy with how things were going.”Despite the frustration of leaving the game, head coach Bret Bielema said that, although difficult, it was a defining moment for the young signal-caller.“I learned a lot about him during that moment of the game,” Bielema said at his weekly press conference Monday. “He was very upset emotionally. I think it physically hurt him but he also had tears of emotion. … I knew how much it meant to him for him not to be out there and I think it’s good for our players to see that as well.”Bielema also said he has been forced to keep an eye on Stave during practice, as the redshirt freshman has had a difficult time completely separating himself from the action despite the severe limitations imposed by the injury.Though he will miss the remainder of the regular season, Bielema said last week there is a slight chance Stave could return for a bowl game. The Greenfield native said he will keep his arm in a sling for the next several weeks and planned to get another x-ray of his collarbone Monday to see how it was healing.“If I could, I would really like to [play],” Stave said of making a return in the postseason. “I don’t want to do anything stupid and press it and try and get back before I’m ready, just set myself back again. I trust what the doctors tell me, and I know my body and when I’m feeling good.”Stave will not travel to Bloomington, Ind., this weekend with the rest of his teammates. For the first time since arriving at UW in 2011, he will – like most fans – watch the game on television alongside other teammates who are staying back in Madison.“It’s going to be really different,” he said.Now relegated to the sidelines, Bielema said the redshirt freshman can continue to develop as a quarterback even without stepping onto the playing field before the spring. While he won’t be able to prove his growth as a passer through games, Stave hopes the game will continue to slow down for him as he looks on from a sofa instead of the sideline bench.“He literally can’t do anything for the next eight weeks, but he can definitely get better,” Bielema said. “He’s got to process the game. … He’ll be able to work all this week during the practices, see how the gameplan comes together, because he hasn’t been a starter against Indiana. But hopefully he will be in the future.”As tough as breaking his collarbone in a critical Big Ten game was for Stave to swallow, he said he will still reflect on his first year as a UW starter with positive memories.  “It was a really good opportunity for me to get to play and I learned so much in the six games I got to start and the half I got to play against Utah State also,” he said. “Just learned more every game and really enjoyed every opportunity.”Five weeks after his first game as a starter against UTEP, the former walk-on may have to again battle his way to the starting spot come March. Follow Ian on Twitterlast_img read more

Pochettino Dreams Cup Glory with Tottenham

first_imgBut having upset the odds to end Manchester City’s quest for a quadruple of trophies in the quarterfinals, manager Pochettino insisted Spurs’ strength as a collective can overcome Ajax’s talented group of rising stars.“To be in a Champions League semifinal is something I dreamed about. You need to settle your dreams, to infinity and beyond,” Pochettino said at his pre-match press conference on Monday ahead of Tottenham’s first European Cup semifinal since 1962.“The chance to play a semifinal for Tottenham has not happened often. We are in a circumstance that is not going to change and we must be ready“It is impossible to be tired, impossible to not be excited to play. I am sure there is no doubt we will have the energy for 90 minutes.”However, while Pochettino’s stretched squad were slipping to a sixth defeat in their last 10 Premier League games to West Ham on Saturday, Ajax have had a full week to rest as the entire Dutch league calendar for the weekend was postponed to allow them extra time to prepare.Without Kane, who is not expected to return this season unless Spurs make it to the Champions League final on June 1, Tottenham’s goals have dried up since a thrilling 4-3 defeat in the second leg of their quarterfinal at City was enough to progress on away goals.Christian Eriksen’s late strike to secure a 1-0 victory over Brighton on Tuesday was Spurs’ only goal in their past three games.Son’s absence means Pochettino is robbed of another goal threat, with Lucas Moura and Fernando Llorente his only striking options.However, the Argentine said Spurs’ teamwork can compensate for that lack of firepower.“I think the point is that we arrive where we are now because we were a team and we are going to be a team,” he said.“I don’t care who is going to score. Always it’s an issue to not have all the players fit, but in front of any name was the team, the collective.”Pochettino also played down any suggestion that Kane could return in time for the second leg if the tie is still alive heading to the Johan Cruyff Arena next week.“He’s doing well. He’s working and starting to run a bit inside. His rehab is so good but we cannot create any idea that we maybe cannot achieve.“The most important thing is that he is in a good place and we’ll see what happens.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE S’FINALMauricio Pochettino has told Tottenham to shrug off the absence of Harry Kane and Son Heung-min as they prepare to face Ajax in the first leg of their Champions League semifinal this evening.Kane headlines a lengthy injury list also including Erik Lamela and Harry Winks, while Son is suspended.last_img read more

Catena Media pips Trustly to win SBC Championship

first_img Catena lauds ‘record’ Q2 as casino drives performance August 19, 2020 StumbleUpon Submit Share Flutter moves to refine merger benefits against 2020 trading realities August 27, 2020 Related Articles Share Affiliate giant Catena Media beat all comers at Stamford Bridge on 22 May to be crowned champions of the third annual SBC Championship.Over 140 representatives from the sports betting industry made up 16 teams at this year’s tournament, which was sponsored by innovative payments firm Trustly.And it was the Trustly team that was pipped in the final, with Catena Media Royale edging out the Trustly Avengers in a sudden death penalty shoot out after a goalless match.With former FIFA and Premier League referee Dermot Gallagher laying down the law, the victory was down to an inspired man of the match performance from the Royale’s goalkeeper Benjamin Darvill.Sam Barrett, director of gaming at Trustly, managed to see the positives despite his team’s loss in the final. He commented: “The SBC Championship is one of the key events in the year for us, we get the opportunity to come and play at Stamford Bridge, all our clients, partners and friends in the industry come here every year to play with us so it an amazing opportunity.”The tournament, which also had supporting partners in the shape of Catena Media and BetConstruct, also starred former Spanish international and two time Champions League finalist Gaizka Mendieta.Mendieta joined Rasmus Sojmark’s SBC Judgement Day, which bettered its previous performance with a run to the semi-finals. Mendieta rolled back the years and orchestrated the team’s journey, including scoring a goal directly from a corner.After the event, players and spectators alike were able to unwind and mingle at Stamford Bridge’s Frankie’s Bar.Golden Race’s William Charalambous said: “Every year the SBC Championship is a great event, it brings us all together and it’s nice to see everyone in the industry with a little bit of competitiveness.“You get most of the important people in the industry here and it’s good to catch up with everyone.”Naomi Totten, Corporate Communications Manager at Paddy Power Betfair and striker for the women’s team at Brentford FC, commented: “It’s a great way of meeting people in the industry that you might not get a chance to meet.”Luis Mazuecos Ceballo of Optima added: “We were really excited to play here with lots of colleagues from the sector, and be able to chat to people and make new friendships. Events that SBC run are important for a company like us to show off our brand and we are proud to attend.”To see pictures from the day, click here. ‘Deal maker’ Rafi Ashkenazi ends Flutter tenure  August 27, 2020last_img read more

MLB All-Star Game 2019: Pitchers, reserves, selection process, snubs

first_imgThey may be reserves, but don’t call them bench players.With so much talent across MLB now, All-Star debates are more lively than ever: unfortunately, only so many players make it in.  This year, with a new voting system in place (and the dreadful Final Vote ousted), players who are finalists in the voting don’t automatically get selected to the All-Star game. Rather, the reserves and pitchers are selected from the Commissioner’s Office and the players.MORE: Watch ‘ChangeUp,’ a new MLB live whiparound show on DAZNSo without any further ado, your 2019 MLB All-Star reserves. Click here to see full starters.American League All-Star reservesPositionPlayerTeamOutfieldMookie BettsBoston Red SoxDesignated hitterJ.D. MartinezBoston Red SoxThird baseMatt ChapmanOakland AthleticsOutfieldAustin MeadowsTampa Bay RaysFirst basemanJoey GalloTexas RangersSecond basemanTommy LaStellaLos Angeles AngelsCatcherJames McCannChicago White SoxFirst basemanDaniel VogelbachSeattle MarinersOutfieldWhit MerrifieldKansas City RoyalsFirst baseJose AbreuChicago White SoxShortstopFrancisco LindorCleveland IndiansNational League All-Star reservesPositionPlayerTeamFirst basePete AlonsoNew York MetsInfield/outfieldJeff McNeilNew York MetsFirst baseJosh BellPittsburgh PiratesThird baseAnthony RendonWashington NationalsShortstopPaul DeJongSt. Louis CardinalsOutfieldCharlie BlackmonColorado RockiesOutfieldDavid DahlColorado RockiesShortstopTrevor StoryColorado RockiesThird baseKris BryantChicago CubsSecond baseMike MoustakasMilwaukee BrewersCatcherJ.T. RealmutoPhiladelphia PhilliesAmerican League All-Star pitchersPlayerTeamLucas GiolitoChicago White SoxMarcus StromanToronto Blue JaysJustin VerlanderHouston AstrosGerrit ColeHouston AstrosRyan PresslyHouston AstrosMike MinorTexas RangersJake OdorizziMinnesota TwinsJohn MeansBaltimore OriolesShane GreeneDetroit TigersAroldis ChapmanNew York YankeesBrad HandCleveland IndiansCharlie MortonTampa Bay RaysNational League All-Star pitchersPlayerTeamJacob deGromNew York MetsMike SorokaAtlanta BravesMax ScherzerWashington NationalsLuis CastilloCincinnati RedsWalker BuehlerLos Angeles DodgersWill SmithSan Francisco GiantsKirby YatesSan Diego PadresSandy AlcantaraMiami MarlinsClayton KershawLos Angeles DodgersZack GreinkeArizona DiamondbacksJosh HaderMilwaukee BrewersHow are reserves selected?The remaining roster spots are selected by the Commissioner’s Office and by player’s ballot.Of the 23 remaining roster spots in the American League, 16 are selected via player’s ballot, with the remaining roster spots selected by the Commissioner’s Office. In the National League, of 24 roster spots, 17 are selected by players with the remaining spots picked by the Comissioner’s Office. Who was left off?Even with the rosters for both teams, here are some surprises who just missed the cut.— Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo hasn’t been an All-Star since 2016, which is somewhat surprising. Entering June 30, he amassed a 2.1 bWAR, on pace for his best season in two years. He’s a great defender, too. The first base field is so deep, though.— Fernando Tatis Jr. isn’t just in the Rookie of the Year discussion, but in the NL MVP discussion as well. Here are some stats for the rookie phenom entering June 30: 171 OPS+, 2.8 bWAR in 47 games. — Adam Ottavino is having another fantastic year out of the bullpen for the Yankees, but was probably a casualty of the roster total.— D-backs infielder Eduardo Escobar is another guy who didn’t get a look despite a 2.8 bWAR and a career-best season so far.— Speaking of the Cubs, pitcher Cole Hamels is fourth in the NL in bWAR (3.2) and sixth in ERA (2.98), but likely fell victim to a crowded group of pitchers.last_img read more