18 Nov

Indonesia says 2 more avian flu cases confirmed

first_imgDec 22, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – Indonesia’s human death toll from H5N1 avian influenza rose to 11 today with the report that tests have confirmed that a man and a boy who died last week had the virus.Samples from a 39-year-old man and an 8-year-old boy tested positive at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said Hariyadi Wibisono of the Indonesian health ministry, as quoted by Agence France-Presse (AFP) today. The CDC tests confirmed earlier test results in Indonesia.Their cases are the 15th and 16th reported as confirmed in Indonesia. The World Health Organization (WHO) had not yet included the cases in its online tally at this writing. The WHO’s overall count currently stands at 139 cases with 71 deaths in the past 2 years.The two victims lived in different sections of Jakarta, according to a Bloomberg News report today. The man died Dec 13, and the boy died Dec 15, according to AFP.The Bloomberg report said the man had had no known contact with sick birds before he died, while the boy lived not far from a market where pet birds are sold.The story said community groups, soldiers, and student volunteers began a door-to-door campaign in Jakarta today to find and destroy sick birds in houses and backyards.last_img read more

20 Sep

Big Lobster Croquet Tournament set for Sept. 9-13

first_imgELLSWORTH — Woodlawn Museum will hold its Big Lobster Invitational Croquet Tournament from Wednesday, Sept. 9, through Sunday, Sept. 13.The tournament, sponsored by the Woodlawn Croquet Program, includes five days of spirited croquet play on the coast of Maine. Spectators are welcome.The tournament, also known as “the Big Lobster,” includes a unique blend of six- and nine-wicket competition in various Downeast Maine settings that offer views of Acadia National Park and Maine lobster.The “Big Lobster” is a favorite of many players and attracts some top-notch croquet players from the United States and Canada.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text“It is a very unique tournament in that it uses both nine-wicket doubles and six-wicket singles play,” said Woodlawn Croquet participant and tournament manager Perry Mattson. “The nine-wicket doubles uses a variation of the Claremont Hotel Classic Tournament rules and is similar to the backyard version of nine wicket croquet played for years by many families. The six-wicket singles uses the American rules.”The event opens with a reception and barbecue for the players on Tuesday evening, Sept. 8. The first two days of the tournament are the nine-wicket rounds and will be played in Southwest Harbor.The six-wicket rounds will be at Woodlawn starting on Friday morning, Sept. 11. The six wicket championship games will be held Sunday, Sept. 13, ending around 2 p.m.This year, in addition to Maine players, participants also will come from Arkansas, Oklahoma, Florida, Missouri, Maryland, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Canada and the Virgin Islands.All are competing for the bragging rights to be named a Big Lobster Champion.The Big Lobster Croquet tournament was first organized in the 1990s by Larry Stettner, a founding member of Woodlawn Croquet and a resident of Southwest Harbor.For information or questions, contact Stettner at 266-2733 or email larryorfran@yahoo.com or tournament manager Perry Mattson at 667-9335 or newburyneckshore@gmail.com.last_img read more

17 Sep

Syracuse’s season comes to close with semifinal loss to Mercyhurst

first_imgAs Syracuse continued its fight against Mercyhurst, the opportunity to push the game into overtime slowly slipped away.The task in the final sixty seconds of play was clear for Syracuse — get one goal to keep its season alive.But as the Orange launched shot after shot toward Mercyhurst goalie Amanda Makela in the final minute, SU couldn’t convert and its season came to an end.“It was a back-and-forth, high-tempo game,” SU head coach Paul Flanagan said. “We had a couple big shots that we missed in the final seconds. It was literally a game of inches.”The Orange (20-14-3, 9-8-3 College Hockey America) lost 2-1 to the No. 8 Lakers (23-7-4, 15-3-2) in the CHA semifinals in Erie, Pa. It marked the end of a 20-win season for a team that has failed to record a win against Mercyhurst in program history.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse fell into a hole early in the game when Kaleigh Chippy soared a shot past Jenesica Drinkwater in the second period to give the Lakers a 1-0 lead.But the Orange was resilient late in the second period. With a one-goal deficit looming large, Allie LaCombe continued her consistency on offense for SU. She delivered the game-tying goal with three minutes left in the frame to keep Syracuse in the game.“She came off the boards and just fired it through that net,” Flanagan said. “She had a well-placed shot on net. It was a huge goal that tied up the game.”But as it turned out, LaCombe scored the last goal of SU’s season. Chippy scored her second goal of the game for Mercyhurst that propelled the Lakers out in front. The Orange was unable to manufacture any late-game heroics against a conference foe that has been impossible to one-up in recent years. Flanagan said that power plays, an Achilles’ heel for Syracuse all season, were a problem again today.“My kids have a lot to be proud of. We played tough against a tough team but I give them a ton of credit, they pulled it out,” he said. “They converted on some power plays and that was the difference.”After the game, Flanagan reflected on how this team would find its place in program history. He was appreciative of his team’s resilience and the camaraderie his players built with one another. While the end goal of a CHA championship didn’t come to fruition, Flanagan believes the program is in a great position because of this year’s team.“The senior class have provided a tremendous amount of stability to this program,” he said. “They are the first big class where people stayed from the start. “The stability has filtered down to the rest of the team, and has created a great culture. And I give them a ton of credit.” Comments Published on March 7, 2014 at 10:50 pm Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more