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Jan 13, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – Delegates from about 20 Asian countries today concluded a 2-day meeting in Tokyo focusing on early response measures to use if avian influenza shows signs of evolving into a human flu pandemic.The delegates issued a statement saying two of the key priorities include increasing laboratory capacity and building public awareness of the risks, according to an Agence France-Presse (AFP) report. The meeting was sponsored by Japan and the World Health Organization (WHO).The statement said Asian countries need to “strengthen national capacities to detect and respond to the earliest signals of a potential pandemic and any other public health emergency,” according to a report by the Chinese news service Xinhua.Keiji Fukuda, a WHO flu expert, said the delegates also called for setting up a global task force of public health and bird flu experts to make “independent assessments of a possible pandemic to help improve quality control in decision-making,” according to the Xinhua story.The WHO has suggested it may be possible to halt an emerging flu pandemic if the signs are detected early enough. But many flu experts are skeptical that this could be done.In opening remarks prepared for the conference, Shigeru Omi, the WHO’s Western Pacific Region director, said, “We must try to ensure that we will be ready to respond instantly with all the weapons at our disposal should the early signs of an influenza pandemic appear. If we can achieve this rapid response, we may have a good chance of halting the spread of the virus or at least slowing it down.”Meanwhile, AFP reported today that H5N1 avian flu has been confirmed in the case of a 29-year-old Indonesian woman who died Jan 11. But the WHO has not cited the case on its Web site, and few, if any, other news services have mentioned it.The AFP story quoted the WHO’s Sari Setiogi as saying that tests at a WHO-accredited laboratory in Hong Kong had confirmed an earlier Indonesian finding that the woman had the virus. If confirmed as H5N1, the case would be Indonesia’s 17th case and 12th death.The woman had been hospitalized for 3 days before her death, the story said. A hospital spokesman said she had had contact with dead chickens belonging to her neighbor in Jakarta.
Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion In the April 15 Gazette, Metroplex stated it wants to expand the bike path within the city to Riverside Park, which is an excellent idea and should be done. Everybody from visitor to resident would enjoy the new scenic bike path section along the Mohawk River.To go along with this fantastic idea, Metroplex should include beautifying the existing bike path within the city at two locations. The first location would be from the just-built pathway from the Rivers casino to the Stockade. As you leave Rivers to the Stockade, you vividly see an ugly industrial property on your left that needs to be hidden by trees. Further along, you ride by a Niagara Mohawk substation that will need a massive tree planting to make it less visually offensive.The second location runs parallel to Foster Avenue. It has an unobstructed view of the city garage, plus the adjacent city work area. This is an extremely ugly area (to put it nicely) that, for instance, will not attract residents from Niskayuna to venture downtown Schenectady via the bike path.Expanding and beautifying the existing bike path within the city limits fits nicely with the “live, work and play” motto Metroplex and city are trying to develop. To put it bluntly, everybody likes nice scenery — not eyesores. Nice things attract people.LEONARD DE MASISchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:Schenectady’s Lucas Rodriguez forging his own path in dance, theater, musicEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesSchenectady department heads: Budget cutbacks would further stress already-stretched departments
The FD, citing “market sources”, said Orix therefore requested that Munsters resign.Makoto Inoue, chief executive at Orix, has indicated in recent interviews that his company is actively seeking overseas acquisitions, with a view to doubling Robeco’s assets under management.He also confirmed Orix was looking for a US-based asset manager.Before joining Robeco, Munsters served as CIO at the €353bn civil service scheme ABP and the €166bn healthcare scheme PFZW, in addition to holding a number of investment jobs at insurer Interpolis.He has also been chairman at Eumedion, the Dutch industry organisation for corporate governance.The FD, citing “sources near Robeco”, suggested Orix believed that, in light of Munsters’s Dutch background, the cultural shift required in overseeing international organisations – which, “given their complexity”, require “much empathy for other cultures, as well as other management models” – would have been too great.The FD also suggested Orix was mulling a bid for Russell Investments, currently owned by the London Stock Exchange.Last year, Robeco announced that it would set up a London office, focusing on the institutional market, as well as an office in Singapore, which would target sovereign wealth funds and key accounts.The asset manager has offices in Tokyo, Seoul, Sydney, Shanghai and Hong Kong.Munsters said he would remain with the company for a few more months to ensure a “seamless transition”. Roderick Munsters, chief executive at Robeco, has announced his departure after six years at the helm and two years since Japan’s Orix Corporation acquired the €273bn Dutch asset manager from Rabobank.In a statement, Munsters said Robeco was in “good shape” two years after the acquisition, with “solid financial performance and a strong long-term strategy”.“This,” he said, “is therefore a natural moment for me to hand over my responsibilities to new leadership.”However, according to Dutch financial news daily Het Financieele Dagblad (FD), Orix believes Munsters lacks the international experience needed to realise the company’s expansion plans.
A diving operations team at Hinkley Point has discovered a 250lb suspected WWII ordnance two miles north west of the power station, UK Coastguard informed.UK Coastguard has advised vessels in the area of a 1000 meters exclusion zone around the ordnance to ensure they are kept at a safe distance.Ieuan Williams, senior maritime operations officer, UK Coastguard said:“The Explosives Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team plan to detonate the ordnance at 6pm today (Wednesday). Until that time we have taken measures to set up an exclusion zone and clear the area of vessels to keep the public safe.”
Share 40 Views one comment Share Sharing is caring! Share Tweet LocalNews New CEO of Dominica’s National Export Strategy appointed by: – June 16, 2011 The Roosevelt Skerrit government has appointed a Chief Executive Officer for Dominica’s National Export Strategy.The appointment of Joseph Isaac took effect on June 01, 2011.He said he is fit for the job.“I bring to the table, business development across the region. In my personal capacity, I have also invested into Dominica. I bring a perspective of understanding the challenges that we face. This is a job which is not simple but I know I can do it,” he said.Isaac said it will also be a collaborative effort among several players in the market.Dominica Vibes News
Thefeat made WVSU one of the top-performing schools in the examination. A graduate of the University of Sto. Tomastopped the exams. Federico Adriano Peralta IV bested a total of 4,006successful examinees, as he garnered 90.92 percent. In second place was Cebu Institute of Medicinegraduate Ray Zanoria Perez II. Sorollaalso said WVSU invests in the further studies of its faculty, even sending themabroad for training. ILOILOCity – All of West Visayas State University (WVSU) – College of Medicine’s 93graduates who took the licensure examination for physicians early this monthpassed, results from the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) showed. The successful examinees must visit https://online.prc.gov.ph and follow instructions for initial registration. ThePRC released the results of the licensure examination for physicians on Sept.19; 4,006 examinees out of 4,716 passed. The third placer was Rowel Calvin Castro Razonfrom Angeles University Foundation./PN From Sept. 23 to Oct. 4, registration for theissuance of the Professional Identification Card and Certificate ofRegistration will be done on-line, according to PRC. Oneof the key factors for this good performance, he said, is the WVSU MedicalCenter where students of the College of Medicine hone their knowledge. “Weare proud of the performance of the College of Medicine. We looked forward tomore 100-percent passing rates in the future,” said Sorolla. WVSUpresident Dr. Luis M. Sorolla Jr. welcomed the results and commended theCollege of Medicine’s faculty and the graduates for their hard work. Theexam was administered in the cities ofManila, Baguio, Cebu and Davao.
Councilor Dindo Ramos, chairman of the city council’s committee on transportation, announced this yesterday following a dialogue with jeepney drivers and operators together with the personnel of the Land Transportation Office and Bacolod Traffic Authority Office. BACOLOD City – The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has required public utility jeepneys (PUJ) to secure a special permit as travel restriction in this city were slightly eased under general community quarantine. “It is not easy to get the special permit at the LTFRB because of the procedure to comply with. Only member of the cooperative are allowed getting these permits,” Ortega pointed out. According to Ramos, PUJs are allowed to accommodate only 50 percent of its seating capacity so that social distancing measures would still be observed. “This concern was not tackled during the dialogue with the Committee on Transportation on Tuesday because they only learned the processing for the special permit after the meeting,” Ortega said. However, Ramos said, those allowed to operate are only “roadworthy.” Jessie Ortega, secretary-general of Sentrong Samahan ng Tsuper at Operators ng Negros, underscored the importance of special permit as this would allow them to implement the updated fare matrix. He added that only passengers wearing face mask would be allowed to ride. Jeepney drivers are required to partition the seats of their vehicle with clear plastic dividers to apply physical distancing to minimize the possible transmission of the coronavirus among passengers. He explained that about 80 percent of the operators are not members of the cooperative. He added that “this is now the biggest problem of the drivers and operators” as he hopes that LTFRB would address this concern./PN
By Jerry MackeyWEST LIBERTY, Iowa (Aug. 12) – Saturday night’s races were run on a near-perfect evening with a large crowd in attendance for Driver/Fan appreciation night at West Liberty Raceway.When the final checkered flag of the night waved it was Nick Marolf celebrating his second consecutive Out Pace Racing Products Late Model win. Marolf took advantage of a lap 18 caution in taking the top spot away from race-long leader Dave Wada.Wada had built a comfortable lead but the caution brought Marolf to his rear bumper. After taking over the lead, Marolf shot to the high side and sailed on to the win. Justin Kay was able to work to the front from his 10th position start and take second ahead of Rob Moss.The Performance Concepts IMCA Modified feature saw Larry Herring get out front and appear on his way to the win before a caution on lap 15 brought the field to his rear bumper for the restart. Chris Zogg found a fast line up high on the restart and shot into the lead and went on to record the win. Derrick Stewart took second with Herring taking third.Tim Plummer scored his second Weikert Iron & Metal IMCA Northern SportMod win of the week in the 15-lap feature. Dalton Simonsen took second on Saturday night ahead of Colton Livezy.Johnny Spaw outdueled David Brandies in winning the Kile Motorsports IMCA Stock Car feature. Spaw and Brandies battled for the top spot for much of the race before Spaw was able to score a five car length win.The US 6 Bodyworks IMCA Sport Compact feature saw a very spirited battle between Jason Klerk de Reus and Steve Struck. Neither driver gave an inch and the lead was swapped several time. At the checkers it was Klerk de Reus taking the win while Ryan Havel made a late-race charge to take second ahead of Struck.
The 8th Grade JCD Lady Eagles were named Champions of the ORVC Tourney on Saturday. The Eagles came out strong to defeat Switzerland County in the first game 38-28. Scoring for the lady Eagles were Reagan Hughes 19, Reese Obendorf 10, Emma Wagner 5, Julia Meyer 4. JCD came out to play Southwestern Hanover for the championship game. The Eagles moved the ball well and played solid defense to win the game 41-26. Scoring for the Lady Eagles were Julia Meyer 12, Reese Obendorf 11, Reagan Hughes 10, Emma Wagner 4, Kinsey Rohls 4. Courtesy of Eagles Scorekeeper Brandy Meyer. The North Decatur Lady Chargers win The MHC Crown by defeating The South Decatur Lady Cougars 39-35. In true fashion the North vs South rivalry did not disappoint. In an up and down game, the girls on both sides of the bench played their hearts out. Congrats to SD on a great season. The Lady Chargers once again were led by Hannah Gorrell who had a career day with 15 points including 3 three balls and 2-2 from the line. Following her was Kasey Barker with 10 points. Kelsey Haley added 8 with 2 triples. Madi Allen was 4-6 at the line finishing with 6 points. As a side note to the historic season….. what a privilege and honor it has been for me to be a part of this program. Thanks go out to all the parents, coaches, faculty, and staff of North Decatur. #CHARGERPRIDEThe Lady Chargers had one goal for this game and that was to leave no doubt that they were advancing to the conference championship game defeating Hauser 60-17. Stellar defense coupled with lights out shooting were keys to success. Brooke Mauer had 4 rebounds and 3 assists. Hannah Gorrell led all scorers with 17 including 3 from downtown and 4-4 from the line. Madi Allen followed with 14 points and was 6-8 on free throws. Emma Schoettmer caught fire in the 4th quarter knocking in 7. Kylie Duckworth and Kacey Barker each added 6. Ally Whitaker and Kelsey Haley each had 3, all from the charity stripe. Gabi Adams and Laney Saunders both had 2 in the 2nd quarter. The Chargers moved to 17-0 on the season.Courtesy of Chargers Coach Eric Whitaker.