Kai Havertz: Chelsea midfielder tests positive for coronavirus | Football News

first_imgSaturday 7th November 5:00pm Kai Havertz in Premier League action for Chelsea vs West BromImage:Havertz has started all of Chelsea’s Premier League fixtures this season – Advertisement – Kick off 5:30pm Chelsea midfielder Kai Havertz has tested positive for coronavirus and is self-isolating.Chelsea head coach Frank Lampard confirmed Havertz’s positive test ahead of their Champions League match against Rennes on Wednesday evening.- Advertisement – Chelsea didn’t confirm exactly when Havertz entered isolation, but he would appear set to miss Saturday’s Premier League clash with Sheffield United, which is live on Sky Sports.- Advertisement – “It’s significant because he’s tested positive for Covid in the testing going into this game,” Lampard told BT Sport.“So he’s come away from the squad, he’s in isolation as the doctor’s orders are and we move on. He isolates for that period and we’re wishing him well at home. Havertz’s positive test comes just hours before England goes into a four-week lockdown, during which elite sport has been given the green light to continue.The 21-year-old Germany international joined Chelsea from Bayer Leverkusen in September and has started in all of the club’s Premier League and Champions League fixtures so far this season. “Everybody has been tested as a whole squad since and we have negative tests, so it’s hopefully a case of we’re taking, everyone is negative and we move on in the short term.” Frank Lampard has confirmed Kai Havertz has tested positive for Covid-19. As a consequence the player is now undergoing a period of self-isolation and is not involved in tonight’s Champions League game versus Rennes.#CHEREN— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) November 4, 2020 His participation in Germany’s upcoming fixtures could also be in doubt, with Joachim Low’s side hosting the Czech Republic in a friendly in a week’s time, before Nations League matches against Ukraine and Spain. – Advertisement –last_img read more

‘Jeopardy!’ Honors Alex Trebek in 1st Show After His Death

first_img– Advertisement – Jeopardy Honors Alex Trebek in 1st Show After His DeathAlex Trebek ABC/Eric McCandlessAhead of the Monday episode, the game show announced it would be honoring the late star, who died on Sunday after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. “Today’s show features a special message on behalf of everyone in the Jeopardy! family. 💜,” the show’s official Twitter page wrote, noting that the host had taped shows through December 25. “They will air as he intended, in his honor.”- Advertisement – “Alex Trebek’s courage, grace and strength inspired millions and awed those of us who knew him,” the Wheel of Fortune host, 74, tweeted. “A tremendous loss for his family, friends, co-workers and countless viewers. I was honored to be a friend and a part of his professional family for all these years. A very sad day.”White, 63, said she will “cherish the many memories” she’s shared with the late star, noting she will “always be in awe of the way he faced the battle he fought so valiantly, and I’m devastated to lose my longtime friend.”The Dancing With the Stars judge, 52, paid tribute to Trebek via Instagram, writing, “Today the light of life dims with the loss of one of the brightest lights … Alex Trebek you will be missed dearly.”The longtime television host publicly revealed in March 2019 that he suffered from stage IV pancreatic cancer.“Now, normally the prognosis for this is not very encouraging, but I’m gonna fight this,” he said in a YouTube video at the time. “I’m gonna keep working and with the love and support of my family and friends and with the help of your prayers also, I plan to beat the low survival rate statistics for this disease.”The Canada native detailed his battle with the disease in his memoir, The Answer Is, which was published in July.“I’ve lived a good, full life, and I’m nearing the end of it. I know that,” he wrote.Trebek is survived by his wife, Jean Currivan, and their two children, Matthew, 30, and Emily, 27.Listen to Watch With Us to hear more about your favorite shows and for the latest TV news! Gone, but not forgotten. Jeopardy! paid tribute to longtime host Alex Trebek in first show back following his death on Sunday, November 8.At the top of the Monday, November 9, episode, executive producer Mike Richards opened the show, sharing that Trebek had died at age 80 over the weekend.- Advertisement –center_img One day prior, Jeopardy! confirmed Trebek’s passing after his nearly two-year cancer fight.“Jeopardy! is saddened to share that Alex Trebek passed away peacefully at home early this morning, surrounded by family and friends,” the announcement read via Twitter. “Thank you, Alex.”Fans of the hosting legend, including Pat Sajak, Vanna White, Carrie Ann Inaba, mourned the loss of Trebek via social media.- Advertisement – “This is an enormous loss for our staff, crew, for his family, for his millions of fans. He loved this show and everything it stood for. In fact, he taped his final episodes less than two weeks ago,” Richards said, holding back tears. “He will forever be an inspiration for his constant desire to learn, his kindness and for his love of his family. We will air his final 35 episodes as they were shot. That’s what he wanted. On behalf of everyone here at Jeopardy!, thank you for everything Alex. This is Jeopardy!”last_img read more

Who will Biden choose as his labor secretary?

first_imgMayor Marty WalshSpeculation is flying and some aspirants are campaigning hard for the position of labor secretary. Names being mentioned frequently include Boston Mayor Mary Walsh, Rep. Andy Levin, AFL-CIO economist Bill Spriggs, and Julie Su, secretary of the California Labor and Workforce Development Agency. Levin, a former AFL-CIO staffer, has endorsements from the Communications Workers of America, the United Auto Workers, the Utility Workers Union of America, and National Nurses United. Walsh, a former head of the Boston Building and Construction Trades Council, has the support of AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, who is lobbying other labor leaders to back him. American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten also praised Walsh.Sen. Bernie Sanders is actively running for the role, but President-elect Biden is reportedly trying to avoid appointing senators.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

Turkey, China each report another avian flu case

first_imgJan 10, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – Tests in Turkey have confirmed another human case of avian flu, bringing the country’s reported total to 15, while Chinese authorities reported China’s eighth case, the World Health Organization (WHO) said today.The WHO has officially recognized only four cases so far in Turkey, following their confirmation by outside reference laboratories, but the agency said yesterday the quality of testing at Turkey’s national flu center in Ankara is high.The latest case is in a 37-year-old woman with a history of exposure to sick chickens, the WHO said. She lives in the central province of Sivas, the seventh province to report cases, the statement said.In China, the latest case-patient is a 6-year-old boy from the southern province of Hunan, the WHO said. He became ill Dec 24 and is hospitalized in stable condition.Initial investigation suggested that the boy became infected through exposure to sick or dying poultry in his family’s flock, though no poultry outbreaks have been officially reported in the area, the WHO said.Chinese officials also have reported the deaths of two previously reported case-patients, according to the WHO. They are a 10-year-old girl from the Guangxi region and a 35-year-old man from Jiangxi province. The cases were reported Dec 7 and 16, respectively.China now has had eight confirmed cases, five of which were fatal, the WHO said. The latest case is the second in Hunan province; the other patient, reported in November, lived about 300 kilometers from the new patient.All 15 of Turkey’s cases have been confirmed by the government within just the past week. Two teenagers from eastern Turkey died last week.Despite Turkey’s rapidly rising case count, a WHO official in Turkey said the virus does not seem to be spreading from person to person, according to an Associated Press (AP) account.”It seems to be clear that we are dealing with a situation similar to what we have seen in Asia, which means in practice a number of small sites, family clusters of disease involving many children and always with documented or reported contact with infected birds, typically backyard poultry,” said Guenael Rodier, part of a WHO team in Turkey.The 37-year-old woman is only the second adult among the Turkish cases so far, according to an Agence France-Presse (AFP) report. The rest are children and teenagers from several provinces who are being treated in Ankara, the northern city of Samsun, and the eastern city of Van, the story said..Turkey’s agriculture ministry said 306,000 birds have been culled in 15 of the country’s 81 provinces, according to AFP.In Japan today, the government said 77 healthy poultry workers have shown evidence of past infection with H5N2 avian flu, marking the first time that virus has been known to infect humans, according to an AFP report.The workers in Ibaraki and Saitama prefectures, north of Tokyo, carried antibodies believed to result from an H5N2 infection, officials said. Japan has had several poultry outbreaks of H5N2, a milder strain than H5N1, in recent months.An official said none of the workers have the virus now, so there is no risk they will spread it to others, according to the story. When the workers became infected was unknown.The AFP report said five people in western Japan were infected with H5N1 avian flu in 2004, but none suffered more than a sore throat.See also:WHO update on Turkeyhttp://www.who.int/csr/don/2006_01_10a/en/index.htmlWHO update on Chinahttp://www.who.int/csr/don/2006_01_10/en/index.htmllast_img read more

$1.9 billion pledged for global avian flu battle

first_imgJan 18, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – Governments and organizations at a conference in Beijing have pledged $1.9 billion for a global fund to fight avian influenza, well above the $1.2 billion to $1.5 billion that organizers had hoped for, according to news services.The 2-day conference yielded pledges for almost $1 billion in grants, mainly for poor countries in Southeast Asia, and about $900 million in loans, according to an Agence France-Presse (AFP) report.”It was a conference of commitment and pledging that really showed solidarity,” said David Nabarro, the United Nations coordinator for avian and pandemic influenza, as quoted by AFP.The United States led the list of donors with a $334 million pledge, saying the money would be mainly in the form of grants and technical assistance, according to a Reuters report.The European Union promised about $260 million, including $138 million directly from member states and the rest from the European Commission, AFP reported. Japan signed on for $159 million, and smaller sums were promised by Russia, Australia, and China.China, which hosted the conference along with the World Bank and the European Commission, pledged $10 million, according to Reuters.”We’ve got a fantastic set of pledges from poor countries as well as rich countries,” AFP quoted Nabarro as saying. “Even countries that cannot put money into the funding are saying we are going to commit our people and our governments to get the results.”Jim Adams, vice president of the World Bank, said more than half of the $1.9 billion represents new commitments not included in previous aid programs, according to Reuters.Adams said that between $100 million and $200 million of the pledged funds would go into a trust fund to be managed by the World Bank. Some of the remaining money will be managed bilaterally between donors and recipients, he said.In a speech prepared for the conference today, World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Lee Jong-wook said, “Money is not the answer to every question. But without it, little can be done.”Lee said the critical needs include reducing people’s exposure to the avian flu virus, strengthening early warning systems, enhancing “rapid containment operations,” building capacity to cope with a pandemic, and coordinating research and development.The AFP report said most of the pledged funds will be used to build public awareness, strengthen outbreak detection and response, slaughter and vaccinate poultry, and compensate farmers for poultry losses.In a video address today, UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan told the conferees, “The amount asked for is small compared to the cost of a pandemic we are not ready for,” according to the Reuters report.The World Bank has estimated that a year-long pandemic could cost the global economy up to $800 billion, the story said.In another speech at the conference today, a UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) official warned that the avian flu virus could become entrenched in the Black Sea, Caucasus and Near East regions and be spread further by migratory birds coming from Africa in the spring, according to the FAO.”FAO is concerned that with trade, the movement of people and animals and migratory birds, new countries could become infected,” said FAO Deputy Director-General David Harcharik, as quoted in an agency statement.”In Turkey, the virus has already reached the crossroads of Asia, Europe and Africa, and there is a real risk of further spread,” he added. “If it were to become rooted in the African countryside, the consequences for a continent already devastated by hunger and poverty could be truly catastrophic.”Harcharik said fighting avian flu in animals is the best way to reduce the risk of a human flu pandemic. The FAO said several hundred million dollars is needed for this purpose, but the agency had received only about $28 million so far.See also:Speech by Lee Jong-wook of WHOhttp://www.who.int/dg/lee/speeches/2006/flumeeting_beijing/en/index.htmlFAO report of Harcharik speechhttp://www.fao.org/newsroom/en/news/2006/1000215/index.htmllast_img read more

West Nile vaccine induces good response in human trial

first_img Of those tested 28 days after vaccination, all 14 low-dose recipients and 27 of the 28 high-dose recipients developed West Nile antibodies. The mean antibody titers were rated as high at 1,218 and 1,280, respectively. In addition, most of the volunteers had specific T-cell responses. The vaccinated volunteers and controls reported a similar frequency of adverse events. See also: The double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial, described in the April 25 issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, involved 80 volunteers. Thirty people in the study received a single high dose of the vaccine (5.0 log10 plaque-forming units [pfu]), 15 received a low dose (3.0 log10 pfu), 5 “active controls” received a vaccine against yellow fever—a relative of West Nile—and 30 received a placebo. The vaccine, ChimeriVax-West Nile, is manufactured by Acambis, and the research team was composed mainly of Acambis researchers. The vaccine is based on a live, attenuated yellow fever virus vaccine. Genes from the yellow fever vaccine that induce immunity in humans (the premembrane and envelope genes) are replaced with similar genes from the West Nile virus. May 11, 2005, CIDRAP News story “West Nile vaccine looks good in early human trial” Monath TP, Liu J, Kanesa-Thasan N, et al. A live, attenuated recombinant West Nile virus vaccine. Proc Nat Acad Sci 2006 Apr 25;103(17):6694-9 [Full text]center_img These findings, first reported a year ago at the National Foundation for Infectious Disease’s annual conference, show that the vaccine “could be useful in preventing illness and limiting outbreaks of West Nile virus infection,” according to the authors of the study. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), West Nile virus, a flavivirus, infected at least 2,949 people in 2005, causing 116 deaths. Although 80% of those infected will have no symptoms, about 20% of infected patients will develop a fever, headache, tiredness, body aches, and, occasionally, a rash on the trunk. And 1 in 150 patients, according to the CDC, develops severe neuroinvasive disease, such as encephalitis, meningitis, or poliomyelitis. ChimeriVax-West Nile is now involved in a phase 2 trial in the United States comprising more than 200 healthy young adults, according to Acambis. After that, the vaccine will be tested in healthy elderly volunteers. May 2, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – The first published report of a phase 1 clinical trial of a West Nile virus vaccine shows promise, with 41 of 42 inoculated volunteers (98%) developing antibodies to the virus.last_img read more

Indonesia reports fatal H5N1 case

first_imgMay 30, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – Health officials in Indonesia reported today that a 45-year-old man from Central Java province died of H5N1 avian influenza, marking the country’s second fatal case in less than 2 weeks.Joko Suyono of the Indonesian health ministry’s avian flu center said the man was hospitalized May 17 and died 2 days ago, Reuters reported today.Investigators, saying dead poultry were found near the man’s home, believe he slaughtered and ate a sick chicken, the Reuters report said.If his case is confirmed by the World Health Organization (WHO), he will be listed as Indonesia’s 98th case-patient and its 78th fatality. The latest previous case reported in Indonesia was in a 5-year-old girl who died May 17. The country leads the world in human H5N1 cases and deaths.On May 16 the WHO announced it would accept H5N1 test results from Indonesia’s newly accredited national laboratory. Before that, the agency had refused to confirm any cases reported by Indonesia since late January, because the country had stopped sending viruses to WHO collaborating labs in December.Meanwhile, the WHO today confirmed China’s latest H5N1 case, in a 19-year-old soldier who, according to media reports yesterday, was apparently being treated in a military hospital. China now has had 25 cases, 15 of them fatal.The patient’s H5N1 results were confirmed by China’s national laboratory on May 23, a WHO statement said.Before the soldier got sick, he was serving in Fujian province, the WHO said. He experienced fever and pneumonia-like symptoms on May 9 and was hospitalized May 14.”There is no initial indication to suggest he had contact with sick birds prior to becoming unwell,” the WHO reported, adding that the patient’s close contacts are under medical supervision and remain well.See also:May 30 WHO statementlast_img read more

NEWS SCAN: H5N1 in Egypt and Mongolia, conflict threatens polio efforts, E coli in bottled water, yellow fever vaccines dwindle

first_imgMay 27, 2009Egypt reports H5N1 in two more childrenEgypt’s health ministry, in a statement to the country’s news agency, yesterday reported two more H5N1 avian influenza infections, both in 4-year-old children, Reuters reported. The boy and girl live in different parts of Sharkiya governorate and reportedly got sick after having contact with infected birds. If the World Health Organization (WHO) confirms the cases, they will bring Egypt’s case count to 76, of which 27 were fatal.[May 26 Reuters story]New H5N1 outbreaks strike five Egyptian governoratesAnimal health officials in Egypt have detected six more H5N1 avian influenza outbreaks since May 12, according to reports from Strengthening Avian Influenza Detection and Response (SAIDR). Two of the outbreaks—one in Sharkiya governorate and one in Sohag governorate—were confirmed in conjunction with nearby human cases. The virus also hit two poultry farms in Qalyoubia governorate, backyard birds in Port Said governorate, and household birds in Giza governorate. Half of the latest outbreaks occurred in vaccinated birds.Mongolia reports H5N1 in wild swansPublic health officials in Mongolia on May 25 announced that H5N1 was detected in wild swans that were found dead in Ogii Nuur lake in the west central part of the country, according to a report in Chinese from Xinhua that was translated and posted on ProMed-mail, the Internet-based reporting system of the International Society for Infectious Diseases. The governor of Arkhangai province, where the lake is located, ordered the outbreak areas closed.[May 27 ProMed post]Afghanistan says political conflict will stall polio eradicationAfghanistan voiced new concerns over political instability in bordering regions of Pakistan that could derail polio eradication efforts in both of the countries, according to a May 25 government statement that appeared on ReliefWeb, an information portal hosted by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. Afghanistan said the two countries have synchronized their eradication efforts since 2000, but predicted that growing instability in Pakistan’s North West Frontier province and tribal areas will impair immunization activities in the region. The Afghani government said it worries that refugees entering the country from Pakistan will bring the virus with them.FDA rules aim to block E coli in bottled waterThe US Food and Drug Administration recently issued final rules that require companies to take additional measures to prevent Escherichia coli contamination in bottled water. The rules, published May 21, take effect Dec 1 and require bottled water manufacturers to test source water and finished products for total coliform and to determine if any of the organisms are E coli. The new regulation stipulates that E coli is an adulterant in bottled water.WHO: funding shortfalls threaten yellow fever vaccine stockpileThe WHO yesterday warned that the global stockpile of yellow fever vaccine will be depleted in 2010 and that there is no funding stream to replenish it. Only 5 of Africa’s 12 most vulnerable countries have been targeted by the vaccine efforts, and the WHO said that without renewed resources for the vaccine, countries that haven’t been reached by immunization campaigns would be unfairly burdened by the disease. The group pointed out that campaigns in Togo, Mali, Senegal, Burkina Faso, and Cameroon have put a stop to outbreaks of the mosquito-borne virus that leads to 206,000 illnesses and 52,000 deaths each year. A WHO official said the global economic downturn has hampered funding efforts.last_img read more

Notification to companies about the possibility of sponsoring the Croatian Tourism Day

first_imgThe Croatian Chamber of Commerce invites all interested companies to apply for sponsorship of the Croatian Tourism Day, which will be held on October 25 and 26 on Mali Lošinj, at the Bellevue Hotel, organized by the Ministry of Tourism, the Croatian Tourist Board and the Croatian Chamber of Commerce.This is the central and largest annual meeting of Croatian tourism workers, which regularly deals with current topics and trends in tourism. The traditional award ceremony in the Croatian Chamber of Commerce’s Tourist Flower – Quality for Croatia campaign is also held, in which the best tourism entities are awarded in the categories: hotels, camps, hostels, restaurants, DMK travel agencies, marinas, charter companies and spas.For the first time, the opportunity for sponsorship and the opportunity for your company to present products and services to key representatives of the tourism sector in the country in one place. For more information about the event and the sponsorship packages, contact Lana Petrović, Tel .: 01 456 1617, E-mail: [email protected] news:BORIS ŽGOMBA, UNILINE: SLAVONIA HAS THE OPPORTUNITY TO BECOME AN ATTRACTIVE ALL-YEAR DESTINATION CAPPELLI: I WISH THE CROATIAN TOURISM DAYS TO BE HELD IN ONE OF THE SLAVONIAN DESTINATIONSlast_img read more

Public invitation for the Christmas Fair in Split – Advent in Split has been published

first_imgSpalatum DMC doo as the organizer of the Christmas Fair in Split 2017/18. invites all interested individuals and legal entities to submit an offer for the exhibition, presentation and sale of their products and services at the Christmas in Split 2017/18, according to the general and special conditions. in the period from December 01, 2017 to January 16, 2018 on the Riva, and from December 01, 2017 to January 07, 2018 in Đardin, King Tomislav Street, Prokurative and Ruđera Boškovića Street.This year, the entire program is longer, more precisely 45 days, due to the European Handball Championship, the program is richer, but the locations of the entire event have changed, and the exhibition prices are 15 percent more expensive than in previous years.As pointed out in the public invitation, and folding, sales and presentation include the following indigenous products and services, and presentations: Christmas products, books and multimedia, souvenir design and gifts, gastronomic offer, presentations of tourist boards, counties, cities, municipalities, chambers of crafts . See the entire concert program hereInterested bidders are required to download the documentation for submission of bids based on this invitation at the web addresses Spalatum DMC doo www.spalatum-dmc.hr  or the Tourist Board of the City of Split www.visitsplit.com concluding the day November 15th 2017. years.GENERAL AND SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION IN THE CHRISTMAS FAIR ON THE WATERFRONT 2017-2018RIVA CHRISTMAS FAIR 2017-2018last_img read more