Questions to set your day up for success

first_imgAs we continue to adjust to a “new normal” of operating during the coronavirus pandemic, our leadership must remain steadfast and strong. With so much uncertainty in the world, it’s up to us to be there for our employees and members/customers, and keep our organizations headed in the right direction.This blog from leadership guru Dan Rockwell is a great reminder for setting your approach to each day and ensuring your leadership is as strong as ever.Rockwell first asks:How is your attitude breathing vitality into others?How are your actions strengthening relationships?Even if your office has shifted to teleworking like mine, your tone and effort still translate through emails, chats, and video calls. If you’re stressed, your employees will sense it. Don’t let your empathy or mentorship fall by the wayside in these challenging times. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

Coalition declares ‘final push’ to end polio

first_img Leaders of the organizations that make up the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI)—the World Health Organization (WHO), the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), UNICEF, and Rotary International—announced the effort and fundraising drive in Los Angeles at Rotary’s annual convention. Members of Rotary International have been polio eradication’s volunteer shock troops since the campaign was launched in 1988 and have donated about $700 million to the effort. CDC. Update on vaccine-derived polioviruses–worldwide, January 2006-August 2007. MMWR 2007 Sep; 56(38):996-1001 [Full text] The WHO several years ago deployed a reformulated vaccine aimed at the most infectious and pathogenic form of polio, known as type 1, in hopes of shifting the balance. Uttar Pradesh remained free of type 1 for a year, but discovered an imported case from Bihar in May. Dr. Margaret Chan, the WHO director-general, said she is “committing the entire [WHO] to putting polio as our top operational priority,” but declined to offer details of how staff or funds might be shifted to carry that out. She ruled out hiring additional personnel. “We have people who can be mobilized for a short time,” she said. That approach contains a known hazard. The attenuated virus multiplies in the gut and is shed by vaccinated children, a benefit that offers potential passive immunization to other children who pick up the virus. But the vaccine virus can also mutate in the gut into a virulent type that causes polio paralysis—and, when shed, can threaten anyone not yet protected by vaccine. “The greatest danger we have now is the danger of stopping too soon,” Dr. Robert Scott, chair of The Rotary Foundation, said at a press conference. “We have to keep after this virus and finally eradicate it.” In Nigeria, polio vaccination became the subject of political and religious manipulation when clerics and local politicians seeking to upset a power-sharing agreement presented it as a Western plot against Muslim children. Vaccination essentially ceased in the country’s northern provinces from mid-2003 into 2004. But the initiative proved more costly—not only in funds, but in personnel needs and political will—than was forecast. Polio rebounded wherever attention lapsed, and it posed biological and cultural challenges that were never anticipated. “We just would like to encourage [the G8] to continue to support us to finish the job,” Chan said during the press conference. The gap between funds given and funds needed is one of many hurdles facing the long push toward eradication, which was supposed to have been achieved first in 2000 and then in 2005. Once the second deadline passed, the WHO ceased setting official targets, though its published documents project the campaign through the end of 2009. ‘Vaccine-derived’ polioThe campaign has always been dogged by a rich-poor imbalance. Industrialized countries use a more expensive injectable killed-virus vaccine, but poor countries—and the eradication campaigns operating within them—use the much less expensive, live attenuated-virus vaccine. In India’s Bihar and Uttar Pradesh states, for a complex set of reasons having to do with poor sanitation and chronic gastrointestinal diseases, polio has proved so stubborn that children remained vulnerable to it after many more doses of vaccine than the norm. The known shortfall is in addition to the more than $5 billion—$1 billion over initial projections—given since 1985, when the eradication effort began informally in the Americas as a project of the Pan American Health Organization. Representatives of many of those governments will appear at July’s G8 summit in Japan, as yesterday’s speakers acknowledged. Previous G8 summits have included commitments to continue funding eradication. Rotary fund-raising Web site International fatigue with the campaign’s complexity and cost has led some scientists, including the leader of the WHO’s successful effort to eradicate smallpox in the 1970s, to recommend abandoning eradication in pursuit of long-term control. In a news headline in May 2006, the journal Science asked: “Polio eradication: Is it time to give up?”center_img But others contend the effort must be pursued to the endgame. In a cost-benefit analysis published in The Lancet in April 2007, Kimberly Thompson and Radboud Tebbens of the Harvard School of Public Health argued that even an additional $3 billion in spending to achieve eradication would be less expensive in the long run than either the price of continued immunization for long-term control, or the human cost of paralysis if the disease escapes control. Roberts L. Polio eradication: is it time to give up? Science 2006 May 12;312(5775):832-5 [Abstract] Significant strides, but not complete successWhen the campaign began in 1988, polio paralyzed about 350,000 children per year in 125 countries worldwide. For more than a decade, the effort went well; at its lowest, in 2001, global incidence dropped to 483 new cases of the disease. The risk of “vaccine-derived polio” was graphically demonstrated last autumn when the CDC disclosed vaccine-derived polio cases in 10 countries, including a 69-person outbreak in Nigeria that paralyzed unvaccinated children. And because some rare individuals can shed virus for years, that risk has always been a troublesome wild card in plans to stop vaccinating post-eradication. “We cannot afford to not eradicate polio,” Dr. Julie Gerberding, the director of the CDC, said at the press conference. “It’s an economic imperative for us on a global basis. It’s also a moral imperative.” Arita I, Nakane M, Fenner F. Is polio eradication realistic? Science 2006 May 12;312(5775): 852-4 [Abstract] See also: Thompson KM, Tebbens RJD. Eradication versus control for poliomyelitis: an economic analysis. Lancet 2007 Apr 21;369(9570):1363-71 [Abstract] Rotary International press release Polio case counts, Global Polio Eradication Initiative Jun 18, 2008 (CIDRAP News) – The international coalition of health agencies dedicated to ending polio yesterday declared a “final push” toward the long-delayed goal of eradicating the disease. But its members coupled the announcement with a plea for millions of dollars in donations to fill shortfalls, and with an admission that the 20-year-old campaign continues to face stubborn challenges. Funding challengesBut in a sign of the challenges confronting the eradication campaign, the initiative will face a severe shortfall even if the fundraising drive succeeds. According to WHO figures, over the next 2 years the effort will need $490 million beyond what governments and private organizations have already given or committed. Yesterday’s event showcased the launch of a “$100 Million Challenge,” an effort to raise matching funds for a 3-year $100 million challenge grant given to Rotary in November 2007 by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The challenge is aimed at Rotarians, but the organization is also seeking contributions from nonmembers. Transmission has never been halted in four countries: Afghanistan and Pakistan as well as India and Nigeria. In addition, the virus spread from India and Nigeria to reinfect 27 countries where it had been eradicated, and it currently persists in nine: Angola, Benin, Chad, Niger, the Central African Republic, Ethiopia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Sudan, and Nepal. As of Jun 10, there have been 558 new cases this year.last_img read more

Grand riverfront mansion is Benowa’s best kept secret

first_img More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa7 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day agoArches and columns add to the sense of grandeur.A grand entrance foyer leads to spacious living and dining areas which in turn open onto multiple covered outdoor terraces with park and water views. The property boasts 46m of frontage to the main river and a pontoon offers easy access to cruise to Surfers Paradise, Southport or Stradbroke Island by boat. “The outlook is magnificent,” Mr Hahn said. “We can see a couple of kilometres looking east up the river. We look across at Emerald Lakes and all the beautiful homes built along the water.” There’s plenty of space for all the family to spread out inside.Solar panels, water tanks, storage sheds and pool heating have been added over time while a gardener keeps the grounds immaculate in the Hahns’ absence.“When we’re here we take over and maintain the house ourselves inside and out,” Mr Hahn said.The couple has fond memories of holidays with family and friends over the years in the four-bedroom house, which has hosted 12 or more people at one time. “All the Christmases we’ve had here, people would get lost,” said Mr Hahn, who plans to downsize to a holiday unit in Broadbeach. “You can bet your life I’ll shed a tear when it’s gone, but if another family enjoys it even half as much as we have then I’ll be happy.”Harcourts Coastal – Broadbeach Shaun Bourke is leading the campaign to auction on August 19 at 11am. The residence at 108 Cabana Boulevard occupies an enviable position in Benowa Waters.For the past 18 years, a spectacular residence in Benowa Waters has provided an idyllic getaway for Gary and Julie Hahn. The Coogee couple escapes Sydney up to five times a year, taking a month or more to reset and relax in the Sunshine State.“We’ve always loved the Gold Coast,” said Mr Hahn, whose retirement comes after a career in the automotive industry importing and wholesaling spare parts.“This was the house we wanted to retire in, but when grandchildren came along in Sydney we kept this as a holiday home.“We switch into relaxation mode here – you don’t have the traffic and of course the weather is better.” Offers flood in for Australia’s most popular house The Benowa Waters residence has been a home away from home for Gary Hahn and his family. Picture Glenn HampsonSince March the home, at 108 Cabana Boulevard, has also provided a safe haven in which to bunker down during the COVID health crisis.“We came here back in March and our children have encouraged us to stay,” Mr Hahn, pictured right, said. “The property is so large we didn’t feel boxed in at all and there’s so much going on around us with the park and the river. “It’s been a very peaceful time.” The house boasts wide water views along the Nerang River. The balcony offers views of the neighbouring Gold Coast Royal Botanical Gardens.Occupying a prime 1833 sqm site, the spacious two-level residence overlooks the Nerang River and adjoins the sprawling Gold Coast Royal Botanical Gardens.Built a year before the Hahns purchased in 2002, rendered arches and stately columns give off a sense of grandeur in the Mediterranean-inspired design. Secure gates control access to a circular driveway with a pond, fountain centrepiece and a porte cochère. Apartment comes with free breakfast for a year MORE: See the 2020 Master Builders awards winnerslast_img read more

John E. “Jack” Doll

first_imgJohn E. “Jack” Doll, age 75 of Batesville, died Thursday, January 7, 2016 at Margaret Mary Health. Born July 17, 1940 in Cincinnati, he is the son of Matilda (Nee: Hufnagel) and John Doll. He married Judy Raver October 7, 1999 in Las Vegas. A press operator for Gibson Greeting Cards in Cincinnati, he retired in 2006 after 40 years and was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council #1461.To say Jack was an avid fisherman would be an understatement. If he had free time, he was on the water wetting a line. For years he looked forward to the Florida trips to indulge his passion. Jack was also a casual Bengals fan and enjoyed sharing conversation with friends over a cold Miller Lite.He is survived his wife Judy and sisters Elizabeth Beitzinger of Cincinnati, Ohio and Pat Crittenden of East Point, Florida. He is preceded in death by his parents. Visitation will be Tuesday, January 12th, from 4 – 7 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home with a rosary service at 4 p.m. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 13th, at St. Louis Church with Rev. Stan Pondo officiating. Burial will be in Holy Family Cemetery. The family requests memorials to Phi Beta Psi Sorority Cancer Research or Gibault School.last_img read more

Dominant Bangladesh crush Zimbabwe by innings and 106 runs

first_imgDHAKA, Bangladesh (Reuters) – Bangladesh crushed Zimbabwe by an innings and 106 runs in the one-off Test yesterday to register their first victory in this five-day format in 15 months.Having bowled out Zimbabwe for 265 in their first innings, Bangladesh effectively batted the tourists out of the match when they declared on 560-6 with a handsome lead of 295 runs.Spinners Nayeem Hasan (5-82) and Taijul Islam (4-78) ran through the Zimbabwe lineup to skittle them out for 189 on the fourth day and give Mominul Haque his first victory as Test captain.Mushfiqur Rahim was adjudged man-of-the-match for his unbeaten 203 but off-spinner Nayeem, who finished with a match-haul of nine wickets, was equally impressive.“Obviously, we needed to win this match and I’m very happy the way we played,” Mominul, who scored 132, said at the presentation ceremony.“I try to score and help the team post a big total.”Zimbabwe captain Craig Ervine, who struck a century in the first innings, was disappointed how his team mates failed to convert their starts into big innings.“It was nice to get some runs, but it was a disappointing game that we now need to put behind us and move forward,” he said.ZIMBABWE 1st innings 265BANGLADESH 1st innings 560 for 6 declared)ZIMBABWE 2nd inningsPrince Masvaure b Nayeem Hasan 0Kevin Kasuza c Mohammad Mithun b Taijul Islam 0Donald Tiripano c Liton Das b Nayeem Hasan 0Brendan Taylor c Taijul Islam b Nayeem Hasan 17Craig Ervine run-out Mominul Haque 43Sikandar Raza c Mushfiqur Rahim b Taijul Islam 37Timycen Maruma c Tamim Iqbal b Nayeem Hasan 41Regis Chakabva c Tamim Iqbal b Taijul Islam 18Ainsley Ndlovu lbw Nayeem Hasan 4Charlton Tshuma lbw Taijul Islam 3Victor Nyauchi not out 7Extras: (b-9) 9Total: (all out, 57.3 overs) 189Fall of wickets: 1-0, 2-0, 3-15, 4-44, 5-104, 6-121, 7-165, 8-170, 9-181.Bowling: Nayeem Hasan 24-6-82-5, Taijul Islam 24.3-7-78-4, Abu Jayed 4-3-4-0, Ebadat Hossain 5-1-16-0.last_img read more

MLAX : STRIKE BACK: Syracuse pulls out victory over Army in fast-paced game

first_img Published on February 26, 2012 at 12:00 pm Contact Ryne: Facebook Twitter Google+ Ryan Barber curled into an opening on the right side of the net, but he couldn’t handle a pass from teammate Tim Desko.Moments later, Barber was the one with the ball, looking to make a play. The Syracuse midfielder ran behind the net on the left side and saw an opportunity. Luke Cometti stood waiting in between Army defenders in the same spot he had been earlier.Barber hit Cometti with the pass, and he finished it to give the Orange a one-goal lead with more than seven minutes to play.‘With that pass, Ryan, I was fortunate enough to cut and he saw me and we’ve been playing together the whole season,’ Cometti said, ‘so he knows my tendencies, I know his, so it was a beautiful feed.’Cometti’s goal held up as the game-winner as Syracuse defeated Army 10-9 in front of 5,619 in the Carrier Dome on Sunday. In a back-and-forth matchup that saw seven ties and four lead changes, the No. 6 Orange (2-0) made enough plays to prevail over the pesky Black Knights (2-2).AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSU overcame 25 turnovers and a scoreless second period to earn the win behind an impressive performance from goaltender Dominic Lamolinara in the second half. Lamolinara turned away five shots, including one by Alex Van Krevel in the final seconds to seal the win for the Orange.‘I knew he had it in his left hand, he had to go high, wasn’t going to go low unless he dropped his stick,’ Lamolinara said. ‘So I went down hoping he would try to get a quick high and he did. Came back up with it, and it hit me in the helmet.’Syracuse trailed by one at the half after the sluggish second quarter, but the offense came to life in a fast-paced third quarter. Both teams combined for seven goals — always answering the other — and neither could pull ahead by more than a goal. Heading into the final 15 minutes, the score was knotted at 8.The Orange had some work to do after the brutal second period in which its offense disappeared.SU managed just two shots in the final seven minutes of the second quarter and went into the half down 5-4. And while the Orange struggled to find any rhythm against the physical Black Knights defense, Army surged in front.Army attack Conor Hayes’ goal with nine seconds left in the half gave Army its first lead of the game, and the Black Knights stormed into the tunnel with confidence.When the final nine seconds ticked off the clock, Army’s fans erupted in excitement while the home crowd went silent. On the field, the Black Knights celebrated, greeting Hayes with high fives while Syracuse ran straight to the locker room.‘In the first half, we struggled a little bit. Not only weren’t we getting good shots, we weren’t getting very many shots,’ Cometti said. ‘… In the second half, coach made adjustments to the offense, which I think helped, and we moved around the crease a lot, which I think helped us get a lot better looks.’The adjustments worked as Syracuse came out with energy in the third quarter.Derek Maltz evened the score nearly three minutes into the half on a feed from Tommy Palasek. And just 10 seconds later, after SU took the ensuing faceoff, Palasek snuck a bouncing shot by Army goaltender Zach Palmieri to give the Orange a 6-5 lead.But Army answered.Not even a minute later, Devin Lynch beat Lamolinara while falling down to tie it back up. The frantic play continued when Garret Thul found the back of the net in transition to re-energize the Black Knights sideline.But Syracuse kept pace using the adjustments head coach John Desko made at the half, forcing Army defender Tim Henderson to slide out on the midfielders.‘We tried to leave him a little bit more on an island and make him come from the crease and try to get our crease middie open,’ Desko said. ‘And I think you saw with Luke Cometti scoring some goals there, we took advantage of some of that with a double-crease offense.’That strategy was executed perfectly by Cometti to score the final goal of the quarter with more than a minute left.Cometti streaked in along the left side to finish a pass from Palasek from behind the net, simply catching and finishing in one motion.It was the same play he scored on in the final period off the feed from Barber to put Syracuse up for good.‘I thought when we needed to, we played well,’ Desko said. ‘We dug it out.’rjgery@syr.educenter_img Commentslast_img read more

Marshall sends MBA student delegates to Cuba

first_imgForty MBA student delegates from the Marshall School of Business were among the first Americans to travel to areas in Cuba since the embargo was lifted.The trip, which was led by Dr. Carl Voigt, professor of clinical management and organization at Marshall,  was part of a 13-day program to teach students about the structure of a planned economy.Ten days before the delegates departed, President Barack Obama released a statement that he intended to normalize relations with Cuba, putting an end to an embargo that has lasted more than 50 years, which the president described as “an outdated approach.”Joanna Rapadas, a graduate student studying business administration, said she felt a tangible sense of optimism from the people in Cuba when she visited.“There’s this sense of hope down there,” Rapadas said. “They were telling us this story about how on Dec. 17, when [Obama] made that announcement, that people were out in the streets cheering for Obama.”The group of MBA students spent the majority of the 13-day trip meeting with local businesses throughout Havana to gain a sense of the inner workings of a planned economy.Rapadas said one of the most memorable presentations of the trip was centered on Cuba’s biotechnology industry. The presentation included a discussion with medical students and doctors, including various types of research they had been working on.Rapadas also discussed obstacles the doctors faced in terms of disseminating the medicine and research they have produced because of strict trade sanctions placed on the nation. The delegates were all given documentation about how investments in Cuba’s biotech industry could be made, as well as how prospective investors could start businesses in the country.“One of the things that the doctor who did the presentation said to us was that we were the first delegation from Marshall to ever receive this documentation,” Rapadas said. “The reason being that up until President Obama’s announcement it had not made sense to, given the fact that the two countries were restricted from doing business together. To be able to get that information from him was, I mean, extremely memorable to say the least.”last_img read more

Syracuse explodes for 6 goals in 2nd period to clinch 1st-round bye in CHA tournament

first_imgIn a period that Paul Flanagan called the best of the season, Syracuse dominated Robert Morris en route to clinching a bye in the first round of the College Hockey America tournament.Following a lackluster first period in which the Orange couldn’t seem to find a rhythm in all three zones and fell down 1-0, the team came flying out of the gate to start the second period.“We had to start getting pucks by them, “ said Flanagan, the SU head coach. “Any chance you get … get pucks on net, generate some rebounds. Make their D work. We weren’t making their D work.”The Orange exploded for six goals in the second stanza on its way to a 6-1 win over the Colonials (14-12-5, 6-7-4 CHA) on Friday night at Tennity Ice Pavilion. Six different players scored for SU (15-13-3, 11-4-2 CHA) since its highest scoring output on Oct. 21 against the Rochester Institute of Technology.Flanagan stressed avoiding getting shots blocked and not getting “cute” with the puck. Just get pucks in deep on offensive zone entries and move your feet, he said, while making sure to clear the puck cleanly when on defense.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThis system worked almost flawlessly, as Syracuse was able to score six times in the middle frame from all different parts of the ice.Jessica Sibley, who has scored several overtime winners in the last month, was part of that balanced effort and felt that transferring the energy from the locker room to the ice was key in helping Syracuse win the second period and the game.“Our whole team is feeling it, everyone’s going,” Sibley said. “That’s exactly what we need going into the last couple of weekends here. Coach said during the break that you need to bring that type of energy out on the ice, and I think we did that exactly.”After Nicole Ferrara scored during a scrum in front of Robert Morris goalie Jessica Dodds 1:35 into the second period, Emily Costales scored 52 seconds later to give Syracuse a 2-1 lead it wouldn’t relinquish. Following a broken play in which a failed clear by Robert Morris deflected off the chest of Morgan Blank, Dodds was left out of position and Costales had a wide open net to tap the puck into.“I’ve been really lucky lately,” said Costales. “So hopefully that carries on going forward.”Exactly five minutes later Syracuse would score right off a faceoff won by Sibley. Nicole Renault received the puck at the point from the draw, took two steps in and ripped it into the net to give Syracuse a 3-1 lead.Less than three minutes later at the 9:54 mark of the second period Syracuse would strike again on a greasy goal by Heather Schwarz. As Schwarz came around the net and tried to find a teammate coming down the middle, she attempted the pass and instead banked it off Dodds’ pads to give Syracuse a 4-1 lead.Allie Munroe scored a power-play goal at the 15:25 mark of the period on a rush in which she saw an open lane in the defense, used speed and quickly snapped a rocket top-shelf on backup goalie Elijah Milne-Price to give the Orange a commanding 5-1 lead.“They maybe took it for granted and gave me that lane,” said Munroe. “The goalie was kind of in her crease and I just tried to find the open net so it was good.”The Orange coasted to the final buzzer and heads into Saturday’s back end of the weekend series without the same stakes.Robert Morris will look to avenge a five-goal loss but Syracuse is already sitting comfortably in the safe zone atop the CHA standings.“The big thing for us is getting the monkey off our back and getting the bye,” Flanagan said. “You move the pressure off these kids and see how they respond. That will be the big challenge for us tomorrow.” Comments Published on February 13, 2016 at 12:12 am Contact Jake: Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

AFCON: Super Eagles Battle Desert Foxes for Final Ticket

first_imgWilliam Teoost-Ekong celebrates his winning goal against South Africa with Moses Simon who provided the assist Nigeria’s Super Eagles and Algeria’s Desert Foxes will clash for the 22nd time this night at the Cairo International Stadium Egypt, in what promises to be a match filled with fireworks.Three –time champions Nigeria won their first title on home soil at the expense of Algeria in 1980, while their opponents are hoping to book a place in the final for a shot at a second title after their only cup was won on home soil against Nigeria in 1990.It was the last time the Algerians beat the Eagles, with no victory in eight subsequent matches. Previous encounters between the Eagles and the Foxes have always been keenly contested, and the nature and balance of the rivalry is reflected in the record which shows that Nigeria has won nine, Algeria has won seven, with five drawn.After Nigeria swept to Africa Cup of Nations glory on the back of a 3-0 lashing of the Foxes in Lagos in 1980, the Foxes got their pound of flesh by not only stopping Nigeria from reaching the 1982 World Cup, beating the Eagles home and away for their first –ever FIFA World Cup ticket, but also edging Nigeria 2-1 in a group phase match at the 1982 Africa Cup of Nations in Libya.At the 1984 and 1988 Africa Cup of Nations, their matches were drawn, though the Eagles prevailed on penalty shoot-out in the latter as it was a semi final match and a winner had to emerge.Nigeria also stopped Algeria reaching the 1988 Olympics, beating the North Africans 2-0 in Enugu after a lone goal reverse in Annaba, for a 2-1 aggregate win.In 1990, Algeria hosted the AFCON and opened with a 5-1 spanking of Nigeria, before again edging their opponents by the odd goal in the final match.Three years later, Nigeria would stop Algeria qualifying for the World Cup, beating the Foxes 4-1 in Lagos and drawing 1-1 in Algiers for their own first –ever FIFA World Cup ticket.At the 2002 AFCON in Mali, Nigeria won Algeria 1-0 in a group phase match, and it was the same scoreline eight years later at the AFCON hosted by Angola, with victory this time earning Nigeria the bronze medal.Most recently in 2017, Nigeria stopped Algeria from qualifying for the FIFA World Cup, as they bashed the Foxes 3-1 in Uyo and tied the second leg in Constantine 1-1 before FIFA awarded the match to Algeria after the Eagles fielded ineligible defender Abdullahi Shehu.Both teams have secured their best wins over each other on Algerian soil. Algeria’s 5-1 win over Nigeria was in Algiers, in the opening match of the 17th Africa Cup of Nations. Nigeria’s 5-2 win over Algeria was in Oran, in a 2006 FIFA World Cup qualifying match.At the ongoing 32nd Africa Cup of Nations, the Desert Foxes have emerged as perhaps the best organized team, tactically aware and disciplined while also being very aggressive, with swift counter-attacking competence.They have beaten Africa’s number one –ranked team Senegal, Guinea and Cote d’Ivoire among others.The Super Eagles have been very resilient and have shown good fitness by scoring late goals in multiple matches. They have been cautious but able to smell opportunities and strike with swift counter attacks through pacy wingers.This approach has put to the sword teams like Guinea, Cup holders Cameroon and the hosts’ conquerors, South Africa.Coach of the Foxes, Djamel Belmadi, made it clear yesterday that his wards are aiming for the trophy and would like to pay Nigeria back for stopping Algeria reaching the 2018 World Cup.On his part, Coach Gernot Rohr says defeat by Madagascar has awakened his team to the approach they must adopt to win each game, by not under-rating any team, and he believes the same will be deployed against Algeria this night.Today’s winner will proceed to the final match of the biggest ever Africa Cup of Nations championship, billed for the Cairo International Stadium on Friday, 19th July, against the winner of the first semi final between Senegal and Tunisia.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

CDC announces  multi-state outbreak of E. coli virus

first_imgThe Center of Disease Control (CDC) has announced that there is an outbreak of the dreaded E coli virus in several U.S. states.The E coli virus is a type of bacteria that normally live in the intestines of people and animals. However, some types of E. coli, can cause intestinal infection. Symptoms of intestinal infection include diarrhea, abdominal pain, and fever.The CDC said the virus was linked to I.M Healthy brand Soynut Butter and I.M. Healthy brand granola coated with SoyNut Butter and issued several recommendations.The CDC recommended that consumers do not eat, and childcare centers, schools, and other institutions do not serve, any I.M. Healthy brand SoyNut Butter or I.M. Healthy brand granola coated with SoyNut Butter.The CDC also reported that 12 people infected with the outbreak strain of STEC O157:H7 have been reported from five states (Arizona, California, Maryland, New Jersey, and Oregon).Eleven of the 12 ill people in this outbreak are younger than 18 years old.It was also reported that half of the ill people were hospitalized, and no deaths Four children developed hemolytic uremic syndrome, a type of kidney failure, the CDC stated.last_img read more