Marburg toll in Angola continues to grow

first_img Marburg fever, for which there is no vaccine or cure, spreads through contact with bodily fluids of infected people. Resembling the deadly Ebola fever, Marburg causes severe diarrhea, abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting, severe chest pain, sore throat, and cough. In later stages it leads to bleeding. The governor of Uige province in northern Angola, the center of the outbreak, said the province alone has had 150 cases, including 142 deaths, according to an Agence France-Presse (AFP) report today. The largest previous Marburg outbreak, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, involved 149 cases with 123 deaths from 1998 to 2000. Chaib also said two suspected cases have been reported in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which borders Angola, AFP reported. Previous reports said that about 75% of the patients were children, but the latest reports have not given any information about the age range. In a statement today, the World Health Organization (WHO) put the size of the outbreak at 140 cases with 132 deaths as of yesterday. Just yesterday the WHO reported 132 cases with 127 deaths and said the case-patients included 12 healthcare workers. More staff members from the WHO and its Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network were due to arrive in Angola this weekend, the WHO said. The agency also has sent personal protective equipment and mobile communication field kits. Mar 31 WHO statementhttp://www.who.int/csr/don/2005_03_31a/en/ See also: Apr 1, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – The Marburg hemorrhagic fever outbreak in Angola has killed more people than the largest previous outbreak of the disease and is continuing to spread, according to the latest reports. Nine people have been isolated in an Italian hospital because of possible exposure to the virus, according to another AFP report published today. WHO spokeswoman Fadela Chaib in Geneva, who reported the situation, did not name the hospital or list the nationalities of the nine people. Apr 1 WHO statementhttp://www.who.int/csr/don/2005_04_01/en/ Yesterday the WHO said mobile surveillance teams had been set up and were checking rumors of cases in Uige province. A mobile field laboratory from Canada began operating today, and a dedicated isolation facility operated by Medicins sans Frontieres was preparing to receive patients identified by the surveillance teams, the agency said.last_img read more

Hrvoje Bujas: The waiter should be the main PR and salesman of the restaurant

first_imgPublished by: Hrvoje Bujas, business owner Black Egg, GoHome i Insure.me My great-grandfather Jakov Belamaric Pivalo was a waiter (or you “boss” of waiters in Krka, then a renowned hotel), he spoke 4 languages ​​(Hr, Eng, Ita and Njem.), He was always in a suit (at least that’s what my grandmother told me ), he loved his job, his profession, he was excellent and appreciated in that.So in the first half of the 20th century Šibenik had its own guild and waiters were a pillar of the then slow development of tourism…Today, the waiter is almost a sparrow, and the waiter is the one who has nothing else to do… as he finished college, he has no job, so here is a “poor” waiter.Sorry!The waiter should be the main PR and salesman of the catering facility, the one who presents the owner of the same, who brings him added value, who in a broader picture presents and develops our tourism as a whole.A waiter should become a profession that is valued, he speaks with due respect… after all, as a student I was a waiter “bloody” it’s a job, run here and there, wear, no working hours, and you see and hear everything…Only those who have a license and a school could be waiters, and they should be adequately paid for that.Ah… and our schools are below the level, only there would need a total rosada, not to mention Reform!last_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_imgNHL-FLAMES-WARDWard named coach of FlamesCALGARY, Alberta (AP) — The Calgary Flames have removed the “interim” tag from Geoff Ward’s job and made him the NHL club’s head coach. Ward was promoted from associate coach Nov. 29. Calgary was eliminated in the first round of the playoffs in six games by the Dallas Stars.NFL-NEWSNFL reminds team about mask requirements September 14, 2020 Associated Press Wade was a preseason All-American cornerback and Davis is an offensive guard. Both are likely to be first-round picks in the 2021 draft. All eyes will now be on quarterback Justin Fields, who could be one of the top picks in the 2021 draft regardless of whether he plays another down of football for the Buckeyes.HORSE RACING-HONOR A.P.Derby horse retired by injuryARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Honor A.P. has been retired because of an injury suffered while completing a fourth-place finish in the Kentucky Derby this month. Roethlisberger threw for three touchdowns as the Pittsburgh Steelers opened their schedule with a 26-16 win over the New York Giants. The Giants led 10-3 until Roethlisberger hit JuJu Smith-Schuster and James Washington for scores in the second quarter.It remained 16-10 when Daniel Jones engineered a 19-play drive that got the Giants near the goal line. But Bud Dupree deflected the final pass of the drive, allowing Cam Heyward to come up with the interception.Bennie Snell rushed for 113 yards on 19 carries, his first 100-yard performance in his second NFL season. He received the bulk of the carries while James Connor battled an injury.The Steelers also bottled up Saquon (SAY’-kwahn) Barkley, who was held to six yards on 15 carries. Jones threw for 279 yards and a touchdown but was picked off twice for the Giants. — The Reds took Game 1 of their doubleheader by beating the Pirates, 3-1 on rookie Tyler Stephenson’s two-run, walk-off home run in the seventh inning. Trevor Bauer led 1-0 and retired 14 straight batters before Colin Moran led off the seventh with his eighth homer. Bauer was trying for his third seven-inning shutout of the pandemic-shortened season.— Cincinnati completed a sweep as Mike Moustakas (moos-TAH’-kahs) slammed a three-run homer in a 9-4 win over the Bucs. Brian Goodwin and Joey Votto (VAH’-toh) also homered for the Reds.MLB-NEWSBuy the Mets, buy the Mets, step right up and buy the MetsUNDATED (AP) — Billionaire hedge fund manager Steve Cohen has agreed to buy the New York Mets from the Wilpon and Katz families, a deal that’s subject to the approval of Major League Baseball owners. Cohen also entered negotiations to buy the Mets last year, but the deal fell apart in February. — The Browns have switched kickers after one game, waiving Austin Seibert and signing Cody Parkey. Seibert missed an extra point and field goal in Sunday’s 38-6 loss at Baltimore. — Jets running back Le’Veon Bell could miss a few weeks after injuring his left hamstring in the team’s season-opening loss at Buffalo. Coach Adam Gase says Monday he doesn’t want to put a timetable on Bell’s return, but says it could take some time because it’s a soft-tissue injury. — The Jaguars placed starting safety Jarrod Wilson on injured reserve with a left hamstring injury. He’s expected to miss at least a month. GOLF-US OPEN-HORSFIELDHorsfield out of Open after positive test Update on the latest sports Sportico reported Cohen will own 95% of the team, with the rest staying with the Wilpon and Katz families. The deal reportedly values the franchise at about $2.4 billion.Former major league star Alex Rodriguez and fiancee Jennifer Lopez also attempted to buy the team, but they dropped out of the bidding last month.Fred Wilpon purchased a piece of the Mets 1980 as part of an investment group headed by Nelson Doubleday. Wilpon and Saul Katz bought out Doubleday in 2002.Also around the majors:— The Athletics have signed former All-Star infielder Jake Lamb after he was designated for assignment by the Diamondbacks. The move comes after Oakland lost Gold Glove third baseman Matt Chapman, who suffered a strained right hip and is expected to undergo surgery. center_img MLB-SCHEDULELewis leads Mariner comebackUNDATED (AP) — Kyle Lewis showed the Oakland Athletics why he’s being touted as an AL Rookie of the Year candidate.Lewis belted a two-run homer and walked with the bases loaded in the sixth inning to help the Mariners top Oakland, 6-5 in the opener of a doubleheader. The center fielder ended the game with a .293 average, 10 home runs and 27 RBIs.Seattle trailed 5-0 after home runs by Sean Murphy and Marcus Semien off Marco Gonzales. Tim Lopes’ third double of the game drove in Phillip Ervin with two outs, tying it at 5 in the sixth. The A’s easily earned a split as Mike Minor picked up his first victory of the year with a two-hitter in a 9-0 rout of Seattle. Jake Lamb homered in his first game since Oakland acquired him from Arizona earlier in the day. Mark Canha (KAN’-ah) added a two-run homer and three RBIs to the win.Elsewhere around the majors:— DJ Stewart, Ryan Mountcastle and Jose Iglesias all homered while the Orioles erupted for nine runs in the third inning of a 14-1 drubbing of the Braves. Pat Valaika also homered and Jorge Lopez allowed a run and five hits over seven innings for Baltimore. Lopez blanked Atlanta until Freddie Freeman homered in the sixth.— Pablo Lopez allowed one run in seven innings with the help of flashy defense by right fielder Matt Joyce, pitching the Marlins to a 6-2 win over the Phillies. Lopez allowed only three hits and retired his final 13 batters to help the Marlins beat the Phils for the fifth time in the just-concluded seven-game series. Jesus Aguilar put the Marlins ahead with a two-run double in the third inning before Miguel Rojas and Starling Marte homered off David Phelps. — Keston Hiura’s (HEER’-uhz) sacrifice fly in the eighth inning gave the Brewers a 2-1 decision over the Cardinals in Game 1 of their twinbill. St. Louis took the lead in the eighth, but Ryan Braun laced an RBI double that also put the winning run on third. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNFL-SCHEDULESteelers ride Big Ben, Snell to victoryEAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger (RAWTH’-lihs-bur-gur) looked like his former self on Monday after missing the final 14 games of last season following elbow surgery. Murray was also awarded a wild card into the U.S. Open after pelvic and shin injuries, and went two rounds. Tsvetana Pironkova (sveh-TAH’-nah pih-RAHN’-koh-vah) of Bulgaria and Eugenie Bouchard of Canada were the only non-Frenchwomen to receive wild cards. COLLEGE FOOTBALL-OHIO STATE DEPARTURESTired of waiting: Ohio State stars opt out, move on to draftCOLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State stars Shaun Wade and Wyatt Davis got tired of waiting for a decision on the football season and chose to opt out and begin preparing for the NFL draft. MAMARONECK, N.Y. (AP) — Sam Horsfield of England is the second player in as many days to withdraw from the U.S. Open because of a positive result from a coronavirus test. Horsfield had a negative result Thursday from a pre-travel test. Upon landing in New York, he tested positive without having symptoms.TENNIS-FRENCH OPENMurray gets wild card for ParisPARIS (AP) — Andy Murray has received a wild card into the French Open. The former No. 1 was the only non-Frenchman to be given a free pass into the men’s main draw of the grand slam which starts in 13 days. UNDATED (AP) — The NFL is reminding team personnel on the sidelines about the rules for wearing face coverings. There were several games Sunday in which team members other than players were not using them. Troy Vincent oversees the league’s football operations. He sent a memo to the 32 clubs on Monday saying teams “must remain vigilant” about following protocols set not only by the league, union and clubs, but by state and local governments. Otherwise, he says, the season could be “at risk.”Elsewhere in the NFL:— Colts starting running back Marlon Mack will miss the rest of this season after rupturing his right Achilles tendon. Mack suffered the injury on a 3-yard catch midway through the second quarter Sunday. — The Titans have placed starting cornerback Adoree Jackson on injured reserve and replaced him by signing corner Tye Smith to the active roster from the practice squad. ackson was added to the injury report Friday after being limited by a knee issue. The 3-year-old colt will stand at stud for next year’s breeding season at Lane’s End Farm in Versailles, Kentucky.Honor A.P. had two wins in six career starts and earnings of $532,200, according to Equibase.last_img read more

Eagles End Impressive World Cup Qualifying Campaign With Draw

first_imgThe Super Eagles of Nigeria have ended their 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign with a 1-1 draw against the Fennec Foxes of Algeria thus preserving their unbeaten run in their group.Gernot Rohr’s team had earlier booked a place at next year’s tournament in Russia on Matchday 5 following a 1-0 win over Zambia however that didn’t stop the team from producing a dogged performance against the Algerians.Rohr made six changes to the team ahead of the Algeria game and they more than coped well with their hosts. After a goalless first half, Hapoel Beersheva midfielder John Ogu scored a long range effort after the interval to give Nigeria the lead.Algeria should have equalised through striker Islam Slimani but he fluffed his lined with the goal gaping. He was however saved by the referee’s decision to give the home side a soft penalty for Shehu Abdullahi’s tussle with Yacine Brahimi in the box.Brahimi thereafter netted the penalty to earn his side a 1-1 draw and also prevent new coach Rabah Madjer’s reign from starting with a defeat.The aforementioned Brahimi was lucky to still be on the field when the penalty incident occurred as he appeared to headbutt Abdullahi and was given a yellow card some minutes before he stepped up to convert the spot kick.The Super Eagles of Nigeria have been very impressive during the World Cup qualifiers with a return of 14 points from 6 games while Algeria will finish bottom of Group B (CAF section) with just 2 points.RelatedQatar 2022: Rohr Absent As Super Eagles Set To Discover World Cup Qualifying OpponentsJanuary 20, 2020In “Africa”AUDIO: Eagles Focused On Argentina Showdown After Algeria Stalemate-John OguNovember 12, 2017In “National Team”INSIDE AFCON 2019: Nigeria Battle Algeria as They Inch a Step Closer to Continental GloryJuly 13, 2019In “AFCON”last_img read more