News Scan for Apr 09, 2020

first_imgWHO profiles recent Saudi MERS casesIn a snapshot of MERS-CoV cases in Saudi Arabia in February, the country reported 18 cases, 5 of them fatal, from 9 different cities, the World Health Organization (WHO) said yesterday.Four of the patients had a history of contact with camels. None were healthcare workers, and none had any known contact with earlier MERS-CoV (Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus) patients. Seven patients were from Riyadh, and Hafr Albatin, Najran, and Eastern each had two cases. Five cities each had one case: Al-Jawf, Mecca, Hail, Taif, and Jeddah.All were adults, ages 34 to 81 years old, and all but two were men. All but one had an underlying health condition.The WHO said that, as of Feb 29, it has received 2,538 MERS-CoV illness reports since 2012, with at least 871 deaths. The vast majority have been in Saudi Arabia.Apr 8 WHO MERS-CoV update Flu vaccine protection against hospitalization low across 3 seasonsFlu vaccine was 31% effective among outpatients and 36% effective among inpatients during three recent flu seasons, according to a study led by researchers from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published today in Clinical Infectious Diseases.The investigators tested adults who had acute respiratory illness (ARI) for flu in two vaccine effectiveness (VE) networks at three sites from 2015 to 2018. They estimated VE using logistic regression, adjusting for site, age, sex, race and ethnicity, peak influenza activity, time to testing from emergence of symptoms, season (overall VE), and underlying conditions.They found overall VE of 31% among 14,573 (4,144 flu-positive) outpatients (95% confidence interval [CI], 26% to 37%) and 36% among 6,769 (1,452 flu-positive) inpatients (95% CI, 27% to 44%).VE against the 2009 H1N1 strain was 37% (95% CI, 25% to 47%) among outpatients and 53% (95% CI, 37% to 64%) among inpatients. VE against H3N2 was 19% (95% CI, 9% to 27%) among outpatients and 23% (95% CI, 8% to 35%) among inpatients. VE against B viruses was 46% (95% CI, 38% to 53%) among outpatients and 46% (95% CI, 31% to 58%) among inpatients. VE differences were not significant for any comparison across sites.Hospitalized patients were older (median age, 62 vs. 49 years) and had more predisposing conditions (median, 4 vs. 1) than outpatients.”Inpatients and outpatients with ARI represent distinct populations,” the authors wrote. “Despite comparatively poor health status among inpatients, influenza vaccination was effective in preventing hospitalizations associated with influenza.” Flu-related hospitalizations are associated with poor clinical outcomes, high costs, and heavy healthcare resource burdens.The authors said that suboptimal VE in recent years and the perception that flu is a mild illness lead some people to decide against vaccination. “Establishing VE against hospitalized influenza is important for policymakers, and may influence peoples’ decisions on whether to get vaccinated,” they wrote. Apr 9 Clin Infect Dis abstractlast_img read more

MiX Telematics Appoints New CFO

first_img“John is a seasoned finance executive with over 20 years’ experience in both public and privately held corporations. With his broad expertise and leadership experience at a functional and strategic level, I am confident he will make a positive contribution to our growth strategy and be an invaluable member of our executive team,” said Joselowitz. MiX Telematics, a global provider of fleet and mobile asset management solutions delivered as Software as a Service (SaaS), has appointed John Granara as chief financial officer (CFO) and executive vice president, effective July 8. Granara will succeed Paul Dell, who has filled the role of interim CFO since early 2017. Dell will continue at MiX Telematics in an alternative senior role.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement DeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business.  LSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisement Most recently, Granara held the position of CFO at Ameresco, where he held oversight of all corporate finance accounting, financial analysis, planning, M&A, internal audit, tax, treasury, investor relations and structured finance. Prior to that he was vice president, Finance, and chief accounting officer at GT Advanced Technologies. Granara holds a B.S.B.A. from Suffolk University in Boston and is a certified public accountant. With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit.  Joselowitz concluded, “I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Paul for the fantastic job he did as interim CFO over the past two years, and am delighted he will continue being part of our team.”,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement “I am thrilled to be joining MiX Telematics at this exciting stage of the business. I’m looking forward to contributing to this leading and growing technology company that is at the forefront of many global trends. Helping the company achieve its business and financial goals to drive further shareholder value is my top priority,” said Granara. DeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain.last_img read more

ORE Catapult to Hold Conference on OW Cost Reduction

first_imgA half-day conference at London’s Excel is set to investigate lessons and opportunities for cost reduction from three highly relevant sectors that will play vital roles in the industry’s future growth – manufacturing, digital and satellite applications.Organised by ORE Catapult in collaboration with the HVM, Digital and Satellite Applications Catapults, the conference will be held on Wednesday, 24 June, at the Excel Conference Centre, London.Simon Edmonds, Catapult Programme Director at Innovate UK, said: “This important conference is an excellent example of how different Catapults are working together to showcase the full range of ways they can help businesses innovate and develop new products or services. Innovate UK is keen to see this cross-Catapult working develop and make a real impact.”Key speakers include Clark MacFarlane, Managing Director, Wind Power & Renewables, Siemens UK; Alexis Crama, Vice President Offshore Wind Business Development, LM Wind Power; Dr Vicky Pope, Head of Integration & Growth, Met Office; and David Critchley, CEO of Proteus among many others.Image: IREC (Illustration)last_img read more

Google Chrome says Sprts Logos has Malware!

first_img 111 17 4,793 posts Share on other sites Members 4,793 posts 751 71 17,487 posts By SHaMROCK, September 28, 2012 in Sports Logo News Share on other sites Forums Home 55 6,476 posts Share on other sites Posted September 28, 2012 0 1,259 Location:Corktown, Hamilton, Ontario also, about 50% of the time i log in, the font size is about double what it normally is. Cola Posted September 28, 2012 Share on other sites Link to post Share this post Posted September 28, 2012 Link to post Cola All Activity Members 34 It’s clear now but I got the warning in Safari, Chome & Firefox earlier SportsLogos.Net 37 Mingjai 973 Members Sports Logo News 34 Hey guys, is anyone else using Google Chrome browser and getting a warning the this site may be distributing Malware? It’s funny a couple days ago, or maybe yesterday I kept getting a pop up on this site!!! Link to post Share on other sites BigDmo 23,667 posts Posted September 28, 2012 973 I’ve been getting a weird glitch with the forums where the posts are appearing out of order, and also some posts have an underscore before each line. When I go to the argyle thread, the first post is from someone with Ron Swanson as their avatar and underscores before each line talking about something the original poster said. Anyone else seeing this? ColeJ 34 Google Chrome says Sprts Logos has Malware! Go To Topic Listing also, about 50% of the time i log in, the font size is about double what it normally is.That just happened to me for the first time today. I use Firefox and I also got the malware message.Same here–use Firefox and got the message today. Link to post Posted September 28, 2012 1,259 8,685 Coheed Share on other sites Share this post 0 1,612 posts Posted September 28, 2012 Share on other sites Forums Home Sports Logo News Share this post 3,760 Share on other sites Buffalo BrandMooreArt 0 1,438 posts 8,685 17 Location:Eugene, Oregon Members 34 0 2,715 posts Silent Wind of Doom Link to post Share this post Share on other sites Location:Jacksonville, FL 34 Posted September 28, 2012 Members All Activity 2,568 posts Location:Tampa Favourite Logos:The Cross, New Orleans Saints, New England Patriots Location:Indiana > Miami Buffalo Sports Logos Sports Logos 55 BrandMooreArt 1,885 posts SHaMROCK 0 Posted September 28, 2012 Posted September 30, 2012 Owner @CDOriginals Patchez Share on other sites Sign in to follow this   Location:St. Paul | Chicago Followers 0 WSU151 Location:Kansas City, MO Lee. also, about 50% of the time i log in, the font size is about double what it normally is.That just happened to me for the first time today. I use Firefox and I also got the malware message. Share this post 0 Members Link to post Lee. Location:USA 924 posts 0 SHaMROCK Share this post 17 Share on other sites Share this post 950 Cola Cola 419 0 Share this post 0 Location:Waxahachie, Texas Members Posted September 28, 2012 Members Link to post Member of the Right Brigade Share this post 34 37 419 WSU151 973 419 Posted September 28, 2012 71 Posted September 28, 2012 326 Share on other sites Link to post Link to post Share this post Members This topic is now closed to further replies. Not affiliated with Graphic Designer Yep, got it today as well on Chrome. 950 It happened to me earlier at work while using Firefox and I am getting it now using Chrome. So apparently it is not fixed. Sign in to follow this   Link to post 3,760 Posted September 28, 2012 “Sports Aesthetics” Share this post 111 Share on other sites 0 3,760 Mingjai BigDmo Members 326 Honestly, I am having a lot more issues than just getting the malware notice- although it could be a reason.Lately the site has been slow for the most part…I will click a forum title and nothing will happen. Or half a page will load…or one post will come up and I will have to refresh.Just seems to be hanging up and moving slowly. Location:DC area Posted September 28, 2012 also seeing the same things on chrome ColeJ Share this post 950 Link to post Location:Tampa 34 0 Google Chrome says Sprts Logos has Malware! Members Members 0 34 theSLVRBCK Yeah, even though Chris addressed that it was “fixed”…it has been blocked from my company internet for quite some time now for detected malware.Also, I am noticing the site running quite a bit slower than it used to. 751 1,259 0 Share this post Recommended Posts Link to post Cola at home now and seeing it on Chrome (I was on IE earlier). Cola Link to post Members Wikipedia Uni Obermeister Location:Kentucky So has anyone actually contacted Chris or yzerfan and notified them? Share on other sites 34 Location:Tampa nuordr To echo – Still getting the malware warning in Chrome. theSLVRBCK Patchez Link to post 9,114 posts 9,766 posts 326 Members 55 Share this post Share this post Posted September 28, 2012 71 111 8,685 Share on other sites Link to post Link to post Silent Wind of Doom 751 Followers 0 Google Chrome says Sprts Logos has Malware! nuordr 0 Location:Body in S. Carolina, Heart in New York Same in Firefox 37 Location:Canada’s Vacation Paradise also seeing the same things on chromeYUUUUP!:-( 575 posts Members 4,793 posts 782 posts Share on other sites 0 Posted September 28, 2012 SportsLogos.Net 0 Share this post Coheed Memberslast_img read more

Everton 0 – 2 Liverpool

first_imgLiverpool’s £58m strikeforce of Andy Carroll and Luis Suarez scored the goals that settled the Merseyside derby at Goodison Park – but Everton were left complaining bitterly about Jack Rodwell’s controversial early red card.Rodwell was sent off by referee Martin Atkinson – who has shown 15 red cards since the start of last season – after 23 minutes for what appeared to be a legitimate challenge on Suarez.Everton had started well but were then forced to mount a rearguard action with 10 men following Rodwell’s dismissal.The hosts survived when goalkeeper Tim Howard saved Dirk Kuyt’s penalty late in the first half after Phil Jagielka felled Suarez.But with Goodison Park openly directing its full hostility towards Atkinson, Liverpool went ahead when Carroll turned in his first Premier League goal of the season after 70 minutes.And Suarez took advantage of a misunderstanding between Leighton Baines and Sylvain Distin to add a second with eight minutes left. Everton boss David Moyes will be frustrated at the turn of events that halted his side’s early momentum – but counterpart Kenny Dalglish will happily take victory on his return to Goodison Park as Liverpool manager, the place where his first spell in charge ended more than 20 years ago.Tim Cahill was fit for Everton after suffering a shin injury at Manchester City last week – and his value was illustrated as he was swiftly into his stride and unsettling the Liverpool defence.It was Suarez, however, who had the first chance. Jagielka’s sliced clearance found Kuyt, but Suarez could only head his cross tamely into the arms of Howard.As a frenetic opening continued, Cahill – whose robust approach had already prompted Jamie Carragher to register his displeasure to Atkinson – rose above the Liverpool defence to force keeper Pepe Reina into an athletic tip over the top.Everton defender Distin then demonstrated neat footwork to evade a succession of challenges inside the area before sending a rising, angled effort narrowly off target. The game was engulfed in controversy when Rodwell appeared to win the ball cleanly in a midfield challenge with Suarez. The tackle drew an angry response from Liverpool’s players- Lucas in particular as Suarez writhed in agony – but it was an obvious injustice when the England Under-21 midfielder was shown the red card.As half-time approached with Everton desperate to get into the dressing room and regroup, Liverpool were awarded a penalty for Jagielka’s rash challenge on Suarez. This time there was no disputing Atkinson’s decision, but Howard rescued Everton by diving low to his left to keep out Kuyt’s spot-kick.At the end of a frantic first 45 minutes, there was still time for Charlie Adam to strike the bar from 20 yards before referee Atkinson departed to a deafening chorus of jeering from Everton’s fans.Little had been seen of £35m man Carroll until just after the restart when he twice rose powerfully to meet corners, forcing Louis Saha to clear acrobatically off the line and Howard to save low at his post.Saha had been in lively mood after he was restored to the side and gave Reina an anxious moment with a low effort from distance that flashed just wide. It was the signal for Dalglish to contemplate changes and they came after 66 minutes when Adam and the subdued Stewart Downing were replaced by Steven Gerrard and Craig Bellamy.Liverpool had hardly been placing Everton under relentless pressure, but they finally forced their way through with 20 minutes left. Bellamy played in Jose Enrique, and when Kuyt ducked under his cross Carroll forced home from eight yards.Everton were, perhaps understandably, deflated at the setback and it was no surprise when Suarez added Liverpool’s second after 82 minutes. Distin and Baines were involved in a mix-up as the Uruguayan advanced into the area, and he was not about to pass up the gift to shoot low past Howard.Liverpool were now in command and collected the three points in comfort, with Kuyt striking the woodwork in the closing seconds.last_img read more

SEA Games: Gilas Women overcome Indonesia to jumpstart gold bid

first_imgLATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. NFA assures ample rice supply in ashfall, eruption-affected areas Microsoft ends free Windows 7 security updates on Tuesday Leonardo DiCaprio, Taika Waititi, other stars react to Oscar nominations No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist ‘People evacuated on their own’ Lava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers flee Thailand reports case of coronavirus from China Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down Jack Danielle Animam of the Philippines against Gabriel Sophia of Indonesia at the Mall of Asia Arena for the 30th Southeast Asian Games. INQUIRER PHOTO/AUGUST DELA CRUZMANILA, Philippines — Riding high after their gold medal win in 3×3 basketball, Gilas Pilipinas women carved out a 63-56 win over Indonesia in a bruising battle to kick off their gold medal bid in the 30th Southeast Asian Games Thursday night at Mall of Asia Arena.The Philippines, which is still searching its first ever gold in women’s 5-on-5 basketball, rose from a seven-point deficit in the third quarter behind a collective effort before Kelli Hayes, Jack Animam, and Janine Pontejos buckled down to work in the final frame.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Pontejos, the feisty guard, led the Filipinos with 16 points, including four free throws inside the final 40 seconds to clinch the victory over the 2017 bronze medalists.The Fil-American Hayes added 12 points while Animam, who played with a protective mask after coming off an eye injury, had a near double-double with nine points, 12 rebounds and four blocks.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4 MOST READ ‘Bata’ Reyes admits: Magic is gone View commentslast_img read more