Topics : “He was immediately isolated, where he remains under careful medical supervision.”Authorities believe the man is a flight attendant who recently returned from the United States.Residents in the capital Suva jammed supermarkets to stock up on basic supplies, while the Fiji Times reported that parents in Lautoka rushed to remove their children from school.Pacific nations are particularly vulnerable to viral outbreaks because of their geographic isolation and under-resourced health infrastructure. Fiji confirmed its first coronavirus case Thursday, sparking panic buying in major centers on the Pacific island nation.The announcement followed rampant speculation across the country of 930,000 that the global pandemic had arrived on its shores.”There is a single confirmed case of COVID-19 in Lautoka that was imported from a patient who had recently travelled abroad,” Health Minister Ifereimi Waqainabete said on Twitter. A measles epidemic in Samoa late last year killed 83 people, most of them babies and toddlers.The country passed a law to make childhood immunization compulsory in December after “anti-vaxxer” activists were blamed for worsening the outbreak.Many Pacific nations have implemented strong restrictions in a bid to keep the pandemic at bay, including a ban on all inbound air travellers in the Marshall Islands.But the virus has still gained a foothold in some areas, with eight cases confirmed in Guam, one in French Polynesia and Samoa announcing its first suspected case on Wednesday.
Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade BEST OF It was a dream home league debut for Tyler Roberts, who scored twice to help Leeds secure a 3-0 over Preston at Elland Road and extend their lead at the top of the Championship.The Wales international scored twice in eight second-half minutes after Liam Cooper gave Leeds the lead just before the break. silverware Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade possible standings smart causal Lloyd Kelly pulled one back for City, but Harvey Barnes fired West Brom’s fourth before Famara Diedhiou notched another consolation for the visitors.Stoke registered just their second league win of the season thanks to Joe Allen’s goal early in the second period in a 1-0 home win against Swansea.Aston Villa jumped six places into the final play-off spot after registering their first league win in as many matches, 2-0 at home against Rotherham.Tammy Abraham’s first goal since arriving on loan from Chelsea put Villa in front at half-time and Yannick Bolasie headed their second on his full debut for the club. Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? 2 Leeds’ promotion bid is going from strength to strength How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures impact England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won A fifth league win of the season extended Leeds’ unbeaten start to eight matches and lifted them three points clear of Brentford, who remain second after being held 1-1 at Ipswich.Neal Maupay’s header put the Bees 1-0 up at half-time, but Kayden Jackson headed Ipswich’s equaliser with 17 minutes left.West Brom climbed up to third place by halting Bristol City’s four-game winning run with a 4-2 victory at The Hawthorns.Jay Rodriguez converted a penalty, after Dwight Gayle had been fouled by Adam Webster, and after Gayle had made it 2-0 notched his second to put the Baggies 3-0 up at half-time. After a shaky start to the season, Darren Moore’s side are stringing together some decent results RANKED MONEY REVEALED Latest Football News 2 Derby slipped one place to eighth after a goalless home draw against Blackburn after spurning several chances.Mason Mount went closest for the Rams early in the second period when his free-kick hit the crossbar.Wigan bounced back from Saturday’s defeat at Brentford by beating Hull 2-1 at the DW Stadium.Sam Morsy and Josh Windass’s header put the Latics 2-0 up before Jarrod Bowen reduced the deficit before the break. Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions
3 December 2009Improved healthcare, especially relating to HIV/Aids topped the agenda of a meeting between President Jacob Zuma, Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe and businessman and philanthropist Bill Gates.The Presidency said on Wednesday that Zuma and Gates discussed the need to scale up the prevention of HIV and Aids particularly following on the policy change made by the President on World Aids Day.Bold, life-changing policiesSpeaking at the commemoration of World Aids Day on Tuesday, Zuma announced bold and life-changing policies. He said that as of April 2010, HIV positive people, with a CD4 count of 350 or less, would now receive anti-retroviral (ARV) treatment.Zuma also said pregnant HIV positive women with a CD4 count of 350 or with symptoms, regardless of their CD4 count, will now have access to treatment. Pregnant women, not falling in this category but who are HIV positive, will be put on treatment at 14 weeks to protect the baby.“Amongst the issues discussed was the importance of the prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV, as well as the need to look at male circumcision as a means of prevention,” said the Presidency.Zuma noted that the issue was being looked into but highlighted that it needed to be communicated carefully to avoid giving an impression that circumcised males are immune to HIV.Pre-exposure ProphylaxisGates informed Zuma about Pre-exposure Prophylaxis, a new initiative which proposes to test everyone and start all those that are diagnosed with the virus on ARV’s regardless of their CD4 count.The two also discussed strengthening the management of HIV programmes, especially the use of global funds and introducing management/business approaches to HIV prevention programmes like the Gates Foundation run programmes in India.Gates also met with Motlanthe in his capacity as chairperson of the SA National Aids Council, to discuss specific matters related to South Africa’s HIV and Aids programme.Source: BuaNews
As your service member gained independence they used and will continue to use different assistive technologies such as a walker, hearing aid, computer software, eyeglasses or even a limb. As a military caregiver you’ll need to be familiar with how your service member’s assistive technology operates or functions so you can help with its maintenance and be a troubleshooter when it doesn’t work properly. The article, What Military Caregivers Need to Know about Assistive Technologies, will guide you in learning about assistive technologies and provides resources for additional assistance.This post is part of a series of Military Family Caregiving posts published on the Military Families Learning Network blog.
About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say Watford boss Sanchez Flores pleased with Capoue developmentby Ansser Sadiqa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveWatford boss Quique Sanchez Flores is very impressed with the way Etienne Capoue has developed.The defensive midfielder is now club captain, and Flores believes that he is one of the senior members of the dressing room that others look up to.The two have a history, with Sanchez Flores coaching Capoue the last time that he was at Watford as manager.”He’s really mature now,” said the head coach to reporters about Capoue.”Three years ago he was an amazing player, a very good player and very important for us. “Three years later, he’s the captain right now, also he’s more mature, he’s able to take and to organise some of the players – for us he’s a very important player.”
Twitter/@CBSSportsCBB Twitter/@CBSSportsCBBThis weekend featured some fantastic college basketball, but no moment matched Sunday afternoon at Madison Square Garden, where Duke pulled off a huge come from behind win over St. John’s to clinch win number 1000 for head coach Mike Krzyzewski. Coach K became the first coach in division one history to eclipse that milestone, and he did it behind a gritty effort by Jahlil Okafor, Tyus Jones, and the rest of his Blue Devils team. With the win, and an early-week blowout loss for Villanova to Georgetown, Duke is once again in the top five in both polls.Here are both the AP and USA Today Coaches Top 25 polls.RankAP PollCoaches Poll1.KentuckyKentucky2.VirginiaVirginia3.GonzagaGonzaga4.DukeDuke5.WisconsinWisconsin6.ArizonaArizona7.VillanovaVillanova8.Notre DameNotre Dame9.KansasLouisville10.LouisvilleUtah11.UtahKansas12.Wichita StateWichita State13.North CarolinaMaryland14.VCUNorth Carolina15.Iowa StateVCU16.MarylandIowa State17.West VirginiaWest Virginia18.Northern IowaNorthern Iowa19.TexasBaylor20.BaylorTexas21.GeorgetownIndiana22.IndianaGeorgetown23.MiamiMiami24.Oklahoma Colorado State25.ButlerArkansas
“This gathering of leaders represents solidarity for this critical sector to address one of our development agenda, which is to ensure security and protection of our land, assets and contingent waters,” the Minister said. Commissioners of Police and other stakeholders from member states of the Association of Caribbean Commissioners of Police (ACCP) are currently participating in a conference at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in Rose Hall, St. James.Speaking at the opening ceremony on April 30, Minister of National Security, Hon. Dr. Horace Chang, said the ACCP conference is timely, as it signals the region’s commitment to tackle crime, using collaboration and shared resources.“This gathering of leaders represents solidarity for this critical sector to address one of our development agenda, which is to ensure security and protection of our land, assets and contingent waters,” the Minister said.He added that the ACCP, with its rich history spanning over 30 years, is an excellent example of regional cooperation.“This showing of the region’s oneness to tackle crime is a significant step to secure our maritime borders to the south and our shipping routes throughout the Basin. This will influence, if not determine to a great extent, our security as small island states and as a group of nations. As a region, we are indeed stronger together,” the Minister said.Dr. Chang encouraged the Commissioners and delegates to come up with practical solutions in their discussions to effect visible changes to tackle crime.“I hope to see, emerging from this conference, strategies and partnerships that will serve to protect and counter organised criminality in the region,” he said.The Minister said he is pleased with the direction of the conference to look at how the leadership of each Commissioner influences decisions of their immediate squad and execution of their plans and efforts to solve crime.For his part, Commissioner of Police, Major General Antony Anderson, said the ACCP conference displays a vote of confidence in the way forward by all member states.Major General Anderson said that crime has become a serious development issue for the region.“Crime has become a complex dilemma. Criminality has revolutionised through technology, globalisation and the escalation of socio-economic deficiencies. We have seen transitions in violent crimes, as well as an increase in gang-related arrangements and extortion that have crippled businesses, driving fear into owners and their employees, inhibiting productivity and reducing profit.This conference is garnering the kind of attention that will yield positive outcomes for Jamaica and the region,” he said.The Commissioner noted that the modern requirements for technology and forensics cannot be afforded by any one country, and that the network for intelligence gathering has to be shared across the Caribbean.“We cannot stress enough the value that the ACCP has brought, as we police our nations and battle against the threats of crime and violence. Through the Association’s efforts, we have had privileged access to funding and resources that have improved the skills, professionalism and service delivery of our police officers, and enhanced the effectiveness of our respective policing services,” he said.The Commissioner said he is confident that through the high level of security expertise, shared proficiencies, leadership and vision, the conference will achieve the desired outcome of national security.The conference will be held from April 30 to May 5, under the theme ‘An Integrated Approach Against Serious and Organised Crime – Implications for Regional Growth and Development’. Speaking at the opening ceremony on April 30, Minister of National Security, Hon. Dr. Horace Chang, said the ACCP conference is timely, as it signals the region’s commitment to tackle crime, using collaboration and shared resources. Commissioners of Police and other stakeholders from member states of the Association of Caribbean Commissioners of Police (ACCP) are currently participating in a conference at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in Rose Hall, St. James. Story Highlights
Kenney has promised to fight Bill C-69 in court. He will also go to court to try to stop the federal government from imposing a carbon tax on Alberta once his UCP follows through next month on its promise to repeal the Alberta-made carbon levy.Kenney, a former federal cabinet minister under Stephen Harper, has said the mere existence of Trudeau in power threatens Alberta’s economic prospects and has said he will do whatever he can to see Trudeau defeated in the fall election.The fight is also personal. Almost a year ago, Kenney, in a newspaper interview, dismissed Trudeau as a dilettante and a lightweight.“I know Justin. He doesn’t have a clue what he’s doing. This guy is an empty trust-fund millionaire who has the political depth of a finger bowl,” Kenney said at the time. Kenney said Wednesday that the plan, for now, is to be positive.“We will begin with the path of diplomacy and try to find common ground,” he said.“We hope that we don’t need to use more forceful measures to assert Alberta’s vital economic interests.”Kenney also won the election on a promise to be more forceful with other provinces, saying that Albertans feel its neighbours are happy to share in the bounty of Alberta’s oil wealth while opposing measures like pipelines to help it grow.In Quebec, Premier Francois Legault congratulated Kenney on his electoral victory Wednesday but said all parties in Quebec’s legislature still oppose any new oil pipelines.Kenney said he also wants to start on a positive note with Legault, but added: “We don’t think it’s reasonable for other provinces, like Quebec, to take our equalization money while opposing pipeline projects that can help us pay the bills.”Kenney has said that the first day of his government will see him proclaim into law a bill passed by Notley’s legislature allowing Alberta to reduce oil flows to B.C. if B.C. continues to thwart the expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline to take more Alberta oil to the West Coast.He said he plans to recall the legislature in the third week of May. Kenney said he and Trudeau will try to meet shortly after Kenney and his new United Conservative government are sworn in on April 30.It was a much anticipated conversation, given that Kenney successfully leveraged voter dissatisfaction with Trudeau in Alberta’s election, painting NDP Premier Rachel Notley as a weak enabler of federal energy policies he says are undermining its oil and gas sector.On Tuesday, Kenney’s United Conservatives won a strong majority government over Notley’s NDP, reducing core NDP support to mainly the city of Edmonton.Kenney and Notley have attacked the federal Liberals on proposed legislation, including a tanker ban on the northern B.C. coast and Bill C-69.Bill C-69, now before the Senate, creates new approval rules for energy projects, which Kenney calls an unconstitutional power grab on areas of provincial authority.The Kenney-Trudeau nexus is expected to play a pivotal role as the UCP work to implement its core campaign promise to create more jobs and grow the oil and gas sector. EDMONTON, A.B. – Jason Kenney, Alberta’s incoming premier, said he cordially talked pipelines Wednesday with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau _ Kenney’s political nemesis and his election campaign pinata _ and said the plan is to meet soon for a one-on-one.“He called to offer his congratulations. We spoke for about 15 minutes,” Kenney said outside Alberta’s legislature building.“We had a respectful conversation about a number of issues, including the need to get Canadian energy to foreign markets.”
Beijing: In a bid to curb piracy, China’s e-commerce giant Alibaba has come up with ‘video fingerprints’ technology that gives each original video a unique online identity. Short videos have become a popular form of advertisement for sellers on Alibaba’s e-commerce platforms Taobao and Tmall. But the videos are often left unpatented due to a cumbersome process, Xinhua news agency reported on Wednesday. To curb this malpractice, Alibaba’s security lab has created ‘fingerprints’ for all original videos on Taobao and Tmall, said He Yuan, a senior algorithm expert at the lab. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscal The fingerprints can be used to identify the video even if it is trimmed or its images modified, he added. Businesses participating in the project can upload their videos and have ‘fingerprints’ generated automatically. Once qualified as an original video, any other videos with high similarity will be reported to the business owner. After being online for about a month, more than 7,000 businesses have signed up to participate in the project, said Alibaba.
Washington: US Acting Defence Secretary Patrick Shanahan has confirmed that North Korea conducted a weapons test, but said that it was “not a ballistic missile”. “I’m not going to go into the detailed intelligence, but the way I’d characterise is it is not a ballistic missile,” Shanahan told the media here on Thursday. Pressed on whether North Korea fired something into the air or conducted a ground test, Shanahan said: “You could use shoot, launch, test – they’re very synonymous terms,” The Hill magazine reported. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from US He did not directly answer a question on whether the weapon was a new capability. “I’m not being cagey here, it’s just what’s important is it wasn’t ballistic,” he said. Shanahan added that there has been “no change to our posture or to our operations” after the test. North Korean state media announced on Thursday morning that leader Kim Jong-un had observed the test firing of a “new-type tactical guided weapon”. Kim called the test “an event of very weighty significance”, according to the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA). Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential polls KCNA did not specify what type of weapon was tested, but experts noted the use of the word “tactical” appeared to imply something short-range. As such, the test did not appear to violate North Korea’s self-imposed moratorium on missile and nuclear tests. Wednesday’s test was being interpreted as a sign of increasing impatience by North Korea as talks with President Donald Trump stall. Shanahan said on Thursday that he did not want to “rush” to judgment on the message being sent by North Korea ahead of fully analysing intelligence. But the fact that the weapon was not a ballistic missile is “a statement in and of itself”. A February summit between Trump and Kim ended with an impasse over sanctions relief, and there have been no signs of closing the gap between Washington and Pyongyang since. Last week, Kim said he would be open to a third summit with Trump, but gave the US until the end of the year to be more flexible in negotiations. Trump responded by touting his “excellent” personal relationship with Kim.