To fight SARS, China moves to knock civets off menus

first_img After civets were found to carry the virus, restaurants were barred from serving them for several months in 2003. Thousands of the animals were seized from farms and wildlife markets and killed last January after a few new cases of the disease occurred in southern China. The newspaper Beijing Daily reported that the ban was part of new rules issued Nov 1 by China’s Health Ministry, according to the Associated Press and Reuters. The rules ban “the slaughter, cooking, and selling of wild animals like civet cat and advocate civilized dietary habits,” a Reuters story said. SARS emerged in late 2002 in Guangdong, where civets are considered a delicacy. The disease spread from there to Hong Kong in February 2003 and then on to many other countries around the world. The ban came about 3 weeks after a report that Chinese government scientists had concluded that civets are the main animal source of the SARS virus. An Oct 11 Reuters report quoted the SARS Defense and Cure Scientific Group as saying, “Research proves that the civet cat is the primary animal source of the human SARS virus, with the ability to spread the virus.” But the group stopped short of saying civets are the only source of the human virus. The announcement also followed an Oct 23 report that 70% of a sample of 103 civets from southern China’s Guangdong province carried the virus, according to Reuters. The report said no civets from northern or eastern China were found to be infected.center_img Nov 3, 2004 (CIDRAP News) – To guard against SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome), the Chinese government has banned the killing and cooking of civets, which have been carriers of the SARS virus in southern China, according to news reports yesterday. See also: Jan 16, 2004, CIDRAP News story, “WHO sees more evidence of civet role in SARS”last_img read more

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Mr. Garry Wayne Forwood

first_imgMr. Garry Wayne Forwood, age 72, of Rising Sun, Indiana, formerly of Vevay, Indiana, entered this life on October 25, 1947, in Madison, Indiana. He was the loving son of the late, Harold Edwin and Leo Margaret (Osborn) Forwood. He was raised in Switzerland County, Indiana where he was a 1965 graduate of the Vevay High School and graduated in 1975 from the police academy. Garry was united in marriage on August 21, 1984, in Pensacola, Florida, to Janet Sue Adam. Garry was employed as a police officer for the Town of Vevay from 1969 – 1974. He was employed as a Deputy Sheriff for Switzerland County from 1974 – 1977 and was later employed as Sheriff from 1977 – 1983. Garry was the community manager for the Sun Community Manufactured Homes in Merritt Island, Florida. He was a former member of the Long Run Baptist Church near Moorefield, Indiana. Garry enjoyed farming and helping his son, Tim on the farm and driving tractors. Garry passed away at 12:14 p.m., Friday, November 15, 2019, at his residence in Rising Sun, Indiana.Garry will be missed by his wife over 35 years, Janet Sue (Adam) Forwood of Rising Sun, IN; his daughter, Debra Weir and her husband, Jeff of Commiskey, IN; his son, Charles Timothy “Tim” White and his wife, Teresa of Aurora, IN; his grandchildren, Trenton Weir, James Weir; Heather Cook and her husband, Brad and Timothy Adam White and his wife, Samantha; his great-grandchildren, Harper, Dean, Aiden and Aubree; his brother, Jerold E. Forwood and his wife, Dorothy of Madison, AL; his nephew, Michael Todd Forwood; his niece, Tamera Tubell; his great-nephew, Riley Forwood and his great-niece, Alexandria Tubell.He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold Edwin Forwood, died September 5, 1991 and Leo Margaret (Osborn) Forwood, died December 19, 1999.Friends may call 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 20, 2019, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana 47043.Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, November 20, 2019, at 1:00 p.m., by Rev. Mike Jones at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana 47043.Interment will follow in the Vevay Cemetery, Vevay, Indiana.Memorial contributions may be made to the Vevay High School Class of 1965 Reunion Fund c/o Judy Ellegood. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at www.haskellandmorrison.comlast_img read more

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India will find Australia a different proposition next year – skipper Paine

first_imgBy Nick MulvenneySYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia have developed a ruthless streak in their home series sweeps against Pakistan and New Zealand and will present much stiffer opposition when India tour next year, captain Tim Paine said on Monday.Paine’s side wrapped up a 3-0 series triumph over the Black Caps by romping to 279-run victory at the Sydney Cricket Ground to make it five comprehensive wins out of five matches for the home summer.“I came into this summer expecting to win all five tests,” Paine told reporters.“I think now we’ve got a team together that is really consistent, we’ve got a number of match-winners with both bat and ball and our lesser players have improved a hell of a lot over the last 12 months. “We’ve probably become more ruthless which was something we wanted to be … We’ve got great quality throughout our side and it’s a very exciting team to be part of.”Next up for Australia in Test cricket is a tour of Bangladesh in June and July followed by what Paine described as a “mouthwatering” series at home to Virat Kohli’s India. India last visited in the 2018-19 season and, with Steve Smith and David Warner suspended after the ball-tampering scandal, earned their first series triumph on Australia soil.“We’re certainly a different side than what they played against last year,” Paine added. “There’s (also) Test championship points at stake and I think both India and Australia are eyeing off that final so every point is going to be critical.“If we can continue our upward trend, you’re potentially talking about the top two teams in the world so it’s going to be an awesome series.”The victory over New Zealand brought Australia (296) closer to India (360) at the top of the World Test Championship table with the two nations occupying the positions which will earn places in the final at Lord’s in 2021. Paine said the way Australia approached the key moments in matches had changed since India last toured, resulting in the clinical displays against Pakistan and New Zealand.“Every team wants to be ruthless,” he said.“(But) I think there were probably periods in the Test series against India we should have capitalised on, but through wanting it too much, or trying too hard, or putting too much pressure on ourselves, we let it slip,” Paine added. “When those big moments come now, we just focus on executing our roles. (BBC Sport)last_img read more

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Playtech sponsors Girls in Tech Gibraltar Chapter

first_img Share StumbleUpon Jason Ader – No Boogeyman… Activism will play a vital part in reshaping gambling August 20, 2020 Shimon Akad – PlaytechLeading industry platform and software provider Playtech Plc has partnered with ‘Girls in Tech’ a global organisation focused on promoting women and diversity within technology-led businesses.The organisation has announced its latest chapter in Gibraltar, with Playtech acting as its lead sponsor. Playtech is partnering with Girls in Tech Gibraltar as part of its commitment to increase diversity and inclusion in the gaming industry.The Girls in Tech Gibraltar launch will take place in the La Sala Sapphire Bar on deck 3 of the Sunborn Hotel from 18:45 on Thursday June 1st, 2017.The event is open to guests from both the public and private sectors in Gibraltar and will feature keynote addresses from Adriana Gascoigne, Global founder and CEO, Girls in Tech, and Cristina Turbatu, Managing Director, Girls in Tech Gibraltar. Kaiane Aldorino Lopez, Her Worship the Mayor of Gibraltar GMH, will also deliver her support for the organisation.Central to the event will be a panel discussion featuring four accomplished leaders including Shimon Akad, Playtech COO, who will explore and discuss gender diversity and technology and why a diverse business is crucial in creating and sustaining successful and socially responsible organisations.Cristina Turbatu, Managing Director, Girls in Tech Gibraltar, said: “Gibraltar is a key, internationally focused hub with technology playing a key role in both public and private sectors. Girls in Tech is here to deliver a successful and motivational platform for women to enter and succeed in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.“It is important for us to recognise that change must happen on all levels, regardless of gender, which is why the organisation provides its programmes and events as all-inclusive, meaning that both men and women are welcome to engage and participate”.Shimon Akad, COO of Playtech said: “We’re delighted to be able to partner with the Gibraltar chapter of Girls in Tech. This is a first initiative of its kind here. We have very strong ties to Gibraltar and its business community and are great believers in diversity and inclusion. We strongly believe that a diverse workplace creates a highly engaging environment and a successful business.“With more than 5,000 employees in 17 global locations we believe that diversity and inclusion makes us who we are and plays a huge part in helping us continue to grow as a successful, socially responsible, global organisation. We are very excited to partner with Girls in Tech to spread this message across Gibraltar and the wider gaming industry.”To find out more about the Girls in Tech Gibraltar Launch Event, visit the Girls in Tech Gibraltar Facebook page or click here to save the date for the launch event. Related Articles Submit Playtech goes live in the US with bet365 August 7, 2020 Share Retail closures have ‘severe’ impact on Playtech August 5, 2020last_img read more

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Gabriella’s fine finish in Portugal

first_img England international Gabriella Cowley produced a fine finish to be runner-up in the Portuguese international ladies’ amateur championship at the Montada resort.The 17-year-old from Hanbury Manor (Image © Leaderboard Photography) was two-under par for the final round and also finished the event at two-under. She was just one stroke behind Spain’s Silvia Bañon Ibañez who crucially birdied the 17th on her way to the title.Gabriella opened her challenge with a one-under 71, followed by 74 and a third round-71, which included three birdies in the last four holes.She was one of three English players in the top 10 in the championship, ahead of the Wentworth pair, Inci Mehmet and Annabel Dimmock. Inci, who challenged throughout the event, finished fourth, while Annabel, who won last week on Florida’s Orange Blossom Tour, was tied seventh.A total of eight English players made the third round cut, which reduced the field to the top 40 and ties. 1 Feb 2014 Gabriella’s fine finish in Portugal last_img read more

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