NEWS SCAN: Circumcision-related herpes, polio in Nigeria

first_imgJun 7, 2012 Polio cases reported in formerly polio-free Nigerian stateNigeria has reported five new cases of polio in Kaduna state, an area that had been free of the disease for 3 years, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported yesterday. The cases were disclosed last week during vaccination efforts. “Nigeria had achieved 95% reduction in polio cases in 2010, and Kaduna state had consistently remained polio-free until now,” said Alhaji Mustapha Jumare, the country’s immunization chair. He said the spread of polio to the state was worrisome and urged parents to have their children immunized. He specifically urged Zamfara and Kano states to ramp up vaccination drives to halt further spread of the virus to Kaduna. In announcing an emergency plan last month to combat polio, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported that cases in Nigeria increased 185% from 2010 to 2011 and said the country “represents an imminent risk to west and central Africa.”Jun 6 NAN storyMay 25 CIDRAP News story on the WHO emergency plan Unusual circumcision ritual cited in infant herpes casesOut-of-hospital ritual Jewish circumcision involving oral-genital contact may have led to 11 cases of lab-confirmed herpes simplex virus (HSV) infections in the past decade in newborns, including two deaths, investigators from the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) reported today. Writing in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), the researchers said that from November 2000 through December 2011, 10 of the 11 infants were hospitalized after their ritual circumcision included an ultra-Orthodox Jewish practice known as metzitzah b’peh. In this ritual, the circumciser, or mohel, places his mouth directly on the newly circumcised penis and sucks away blood from the wound. In six of the cases orogenital suction was confirmed via parental reports, and in the remaining cases the practice was determined to be probable. The team determined the risk of HSV infection to boys undergoing the practice to be 1 in 4,098 circumcisions, or 3.4 times higher than with circumcision without orogenital suction. The report also noted that HSV in infants can result in death or permanent disability. An editorial accompanying the report said that preventing the practice is difficult given that it’s performed outside a healthcare setting but that circumcisers should be educated about the risks. The editorial also said that some ultra-Orthodox circumcisers suction blood without orogenital contact and that 73% of New York City adults 20 and older are estimated to be infected by HSV.Jun 8 MMWR reportlast_img read more

Five minutes with … Liz Peace at Mipim

first_imgGet your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY To continue enjoying, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our community Subscribe now for unlimited access Stay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletterslast_img read more

Level crossing safety ‘the most important stop of the day’

first_imgINTERNATIONAL: ‘The most important stop of the day!’ is the slogan for this year’s International Level Crossing Awareness Day on June 6, which is targeting professional drivers of lorries, buses, coaches, farm, industry and emergency vehicles with the message that a brief stop is always preferable to a serious accident with potential loss of life. This year 40 countries are participating in ILCAD, which is being marked with a conference at Amersfoort organised jointly by the International Union of Railways and Dutch infrastructure manager ProRail.Level crossings would not exist in an ideal world, UIC said. However, there are half a million worldwide and it is vital that users respect the rules and pay attention to barriers, signs and signals.UIC data shows there were 439 collisions at level crossings in Europe in 2017, of which 75% involved road vehicles. Crossing incidents accounted for 25% of all significant railway accidents. The 282 fatalities and 240 severe injuries represented 29% of all fatalities and 32% of severe injuries on Europe’s railways. Lorries were involved in 23% of all collisions at level crossings in the USA during 2018, accounting for 7·7% of fatalities and 19·8% of injuriesUIC said 98% of collisions with vehicles at level crossings in the EU were caused by a failure to comply with the rules of the road, either deliberately or accidentally. Driving errors may be caused by routine, stress, fatigue, inattention, consumption of psychoactive substances or speeding, as well as inappropriate use of electronic devices. Drivers of long, oversized and heavy vehicles may also cause collisions through a lack of training or information on potential risks. Studies are currently underway to develop technology to help road users cross railways safely, including the geolocation of level crossings on GPS and communications between road and rail vehicles.last_img read more

Bristol Sport charities deliver 20,000 meals to local community

first_imgSince the beginning of the period of lockdown, the charities from across the Bristol Sport group have come together to deliver free meals and food parcels to those in need in the local community.Working in partnership with Ashton Gate Stadium and Fare Share South West, Bristol City Robins Foundation, Bristol Bears Community Foundation and Bristol Sport Foundation have (as of June 18th) delivered in excess of 20,000 meals.Bristol City Robins Foundation, Projects and Partnerships Manager, James Edwards, said: “The reality of the situation is that if we didn’t deliver our food packages to these young people, they would go hungry and have nowhere to turn.last_img read more

Tottenham and unnamed PL side want signing – Player has ‘all…

first_imgThe 21-year-old has a €75m release clause and the same newspaper reported on October 22nd that Spurs need to ‘scratch their pockets’ to sign him.Journalist Miguel Rico explained on Wednesday the La Liga winners are will allow a few players to leave in January and the Spaniard was included in the list.Rico now brings the latest update on the last page of Mundo Deportivo. He states ‘Aleñá, loan in January in sight’ as he has ‘all the numbers’ to leave Ernesto Valverde’s side in January.That’s just a Spanish way of saying the odds for a move are building.Several clubs in Spain and two Premier League sides are ‘interested’ in Aleñá and Tottenham are one among them.Aleñá’s only appearance of this season came in August and both the player and Barca understand the former has to play regular Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this Strategy Game is AddictiveForge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoDating.comThe Most Handsome Men In Hong Kong On This Dating SiteDating.comUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoHero WarsGetting this Treasure is impossible! Prove us wrong!Hero WarsUndoCNN with DBS BankWhat Banks Did To Help Corporations Mitigate Future CrisesCNN with DBS BankUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoLoans | Search AdsNeed a loan? Search hereLoans | Search AdsUndoTheTopFiveVPNEnjoy Netflix Now Without Any RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPNUndoSmart Tech TrendSelf Adjusting Glasses Take Hong Kong by StormSmart Tech TrendUndo Over the past two weeks, Mundo Deportivo have come up with multiple reports about Tottenham Hotspur being keen on signing Carles Aleñá in January after failing to get the Barcelona player in the summer.last_img read more

Utah Utes football: 12,000 watch low-scoring spring game

first_img Ngata says the Utes will do well Related SALT LAKE — Fans expecting some offensive fireworks at Utah’s annual Red-White game Saturday might have gone home a little disappointed.In what was likely the lowest-scoring spring game ever, the Reds beat the Whites 7-0 in front of 12,000 or so fans at Rice-Eccles Stadium in 65-degree weather.The only score in the abbreviated game came on a 15-yard pass from freshman Tyler Shreve to Dexter Ransom late in the first half. The second half went by quickly with a running clock for two 10-minute quarters.The lack of scoring was due to a combination of a strong Ute defense and an offense that was not only missing its starting quarterback, but was also using three running backs that had never played Division I football before and had just seven offensive lineman to share between the two teams.Coach Kyle Whittingham felt his team moved the football well enough, but just couldn’t put it in the end zone.”I saw some good things,” Whittingham said. “We saw some guys flying around on defense, the running backs were encouraging, and I thought Harvey Langi ran the football well.”Langi, the freshman from Bingham High School, was the offensive star as he rushed for 63 yards on 12 carries, bulldozing his way through defenders for extra yards. John White led the White team with 36 yards on six carries, while Lucky Radley ran for 28 yards for the Reds and Thretton Palamo had just four yards on two carries for the Whites.”He played well today,” offensive coordinator Norm Chow said of Langi. “He was given more opportunities because the Red team had the ball a lot more, but I thought Harvey did a real nice job.”Ransom, a lanky senior receiver from Texas, was one of the offensive stars, leading all receivers with four catches for 57 yards, including the only touchdown of the game.”He had a drop or two but he did some good things, his best day as a Ute probably,” said Whittingham. “He’s got the big frame, he’s 6-foot 3, 220 pounds, he’s a big target and he will have a role this fall for us.Ransom, who didn’t join the team last year until late in fall camp, was Shreve’s favorite target, getting all four catches in the first half.Of the touchdown, he said, “It was a play where I had to read the two safeties. One of them stayed back a little bit and the middle of the field was wide open so I took it.”The Red team dominated the first half, keeping the ball for 36 plays compared to 15 for the White side.However, it only resulted in a 7-0 lead as one long drive was stopped by an interception by Joseph Smith on a tipped pass and the other on a missed 35-yard field goal by Nick Marsh.One of the top defensive players was defensive end David Rolf, a transfer from Michigan State who played in all 26 games in his two years in East Lansing. Rolf had a sack for nine yards, a tackle for a loss and two pass breakups.Also, Trevor Reilly had 2.5 sacks for the White team, and Terrell Reese had a 20-yard interception return for the Red team.For the game, Shreve finished with 9-of-20 passing for 122 yards, while Griff Robles was 11-for-23 for 74 yards. Jordan Wynn, the starter for the past season and a half, is expected to start throwing later this month and be ready for fall camp in August.Chow said the three running backs — Langi, White and Palamo — have yet to separate themselves, but he is hopeful they’ll be ready for the fall.”We made good progress, but are they ready for Pac-12 football? I don’t know,” Chow said. “We need a good fall camp, we need a good summer and I think they will be ready and we’ll have to make a decision.”Overall, Whittingham was happy with spring camp and Saturday’s game, despite the lack of scoring.”We feel good about our progress, but have a long ways to go,” said Whittingham. “This summer’s going to be critical to our development and what the players take it upon themselves to do.”email: [email protected] It’s clear Utes fans are psyched Utah Utes football notebooklast_img read more


first_imgLeft: Matawan High School’s Glenn Cross (l) cross-faces Lawrence’s Bruce Nahan in their 189-pound match during the East Brunswick Bear Invitational held at Churchill Junior High School on Dec. 30. Cross advanced to the final but was defeated by Governor Livingston’s Frank Colder. Above: Matawan’s Hakan Yuksel looks to escape the hold of Lacey Township’s Steven VanEerdein during their 112-pound match during the invitational. PHOTOS BY JEFF GRANIT stafflast_img