H1N1 NEWS SCAN: Vaccine situation in South Africa, Chile, Australia

first_imgApr 19, 2010South Africa feels vaccine pinchJust weeks before it hosts the World Cup, South Africa is reporting a shortage of H1N1 vaccine, West Cape News reported today. Doctors and pharmacies have run out of the vaccine, imported from Australia, and say no more is available. The country received 1.3 million doses, which are being used for “front line” port-of-entry workers and certain HIV patients. A further 3.5 million doses donated by the World Health Organization (WHO) will be used on pregnant women and others at high risk.http://westcapenews.com/?p=1387Apr 19 West Cape News storyChile reports low vaccine uptakeHealth officials in Chile are concerned that only 600,000 of a hoped-for 4 million people have received the H1N1 vaccine in a country that saw 300,000 cases and 1,800 hospitalizations last year, The Santiago Times reported. And this year a Feb 27 earthquake destroyed 5,000 hospital beds in the central region. One university faculty member explained that getting the shot early is essential to prevent overloading of hospitals, because immunity takes about 2 weeks to build.http://www.santiagotimes.cl/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=18635Apr 18 Santiago Times reportAustralian seasonal flu vaccine delayedAustralia’s efforts to get the seasonal influenza vaccine to as many high-risk people as possible have been met with low availability of doses, at least in part because H1N1 vaccine production has taken precedence, according to Australia’s The Morning Bulletin. Health officials are advising patients to get free H1N1 vaccine now, and then a separate seasonal flu shot as soon as it becomes available, which may be in the coming weeks.http://www.themorningbulletin.com.au/story/2010/04/19/swine-flu-vaccine-delay-concernApr 19 Morning Bulletin articlelast_img read more

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Nike celebrates two World Cup finalists

first_imgMOSCOW, (Reuters) – The World Cup final on Sunday will not only be an all-European affair but an all-Nike match. For the first time in its history, the American sportswear manufacturer will be providing the kit for the two finalists, France and Croatia. The result is a significant victory for Nike, as rival Adidas is a long-standing and prominent partner of FIFA and the World Cup.“We’ve had three of the four teams make the semi-finals and then two of our teams made the finals, which is a first time for Nike,” Elliot Hill, Nike president of consumer and marketplace, told Reuters.“We’ve been in the game of football for over 20 years, and it’s the first time that we’ve had an all-Nike final with both teams wearing Nike.” Adidas sponsored 12 of the 32 teams at the World Cup finalists compared to Nike’s 10 but saw one of its most prominent clients Germany knocked out in the group stage while eight of its teams fell in the round of 16.“In addition to the kits, we’ve had great success with our players,” said Hill.“We have over 65 percent of the athletes wearing Nike football boots. That’s more than all the other brands combined. So it’s been a really successful World Cup for us, on and off the pitch.” Of the other manufacturers, Puma supplied kits for four teams, New Balance for two and Errea, Hummel, Uhlsport and Umbro one apiece — the latter being the distinctive Peru shirt with the red diagonal stripe.last_img read more

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Bishop scores 17 to lift Norfolk St. past SC State 73-62

first_img First Published: 26th January, 2020 10:18 IST FOLLOW US Last Updated: 26th January, 2020 10:18 IST Bishop Scores 17 To Lift Norfolk St. Past SC State 73-62 Jermaine Bishop posted 17 points as Norfolk State beat South Carolina State 73-62 on Saturday night. LIVE TV WATCH US LIVE Associated Press Television News center_img Written By Jermaine Bishop posted 17 points as Norfolk State beat South Carolina State 73-62 on Saturday night.Devante Carter had 10 points and six rebounds for Norfolk State (9-11, 5-0 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference), which earned its fifth straight win. Joe Bryant Jr. added 10 points and six rebounds. Chris Ford had 10 points and nine rebounds.Jahmari Etienne had 14 points for the Bulldogs (9-9, 4-2). Damani Applewhite added eight rebounds.Norfolk State matches up against Florida A&M at home on Monday. South Carolina State plays Bethune-Cookman at home on Monday. COMMENT SUBSCRIBE TO USlast_img read more

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Kolarov Stunner Edges Serbia Past Costa Rica

first_imgAS Roma leftback Alexander Kolarov scored a stunning second half freekick to help his side to a 1-0 win over Costa Rica in the opening match of Group E at the ongoing FIFA World Cup tournament in Russia.Costa Rica started as the better side before the Serbians began to seize control towards halftime as chances were at a premium in the half only for Kolarov to light up the game with a stunning freekick eleven minutes after restart.The goal from the Serbian captain was the first scored by the European nation since the 2010 World Cup final and a 3rd strike in his last 9 games.Serbia thereafter held on for the remainder of the game to start their Group E campaign on a winning note.Mladen Krstajic’s team will now face fellow European side Switzerland in their second group game on Friday, while Costa Rica face a tough clash with tournament favourites Brazil the same day.RelatedCoutinho, Neymar Strike Late To Send Costa Rica PackingJune 22, 2018In “FIFA”Brazil, Switzerland Qualify For Knockout Stage In Group EJune 27, 2018In “FIFA”Shaqiri Brilliance Propels Switzerland In Comeback Win Over SerbiaJune 22, 2018In “World Cup”last_img read more

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Lawn care goes bare with bikini service

first_imgCathey said there hasn’t been any interest in a male version of the bikini lawn cut.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! One lawn care company in Memphis, Tenn., is showing a little skin to boost business. The women of Tiger Time Lawn Care offer to mow customers’ lawns dressed in bikinis – a service that attracts more attention to them than the lawns. “Oh yeah, they honk and yell. They can do everything you can imagine,” said employee Blair Beckman, 21. Beckman said the extra attention is expected but she looks on the bright side. “You get the attention but you also get a tan, which I need,” Beckman said. Owner Lee Cathey said the bikini service makes mowing the lawn a lot more interesting, although the fee is slightly higher. “The yards definitely get more attention when there’s a bikini on the lawn,” Cathey said. Some customers sit in lawn chairs and have a beer while watching, he said. The three-month-old company is looking for a way to expand the service through the end of summer. “In the fall we’ll go pick up leaves in the bikinis if need be,” Cathey said. last_img read more

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