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George Kittle and Jimmy Garoppolo injuries ‘devastating’ for San Francisco 49ers | NFL News

first_img – Advertisement – – Advertisement – San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (ankle) and tight end George Kittle (foot) were both injured in Sunday’s loss to the Seattle Seahawks and are expected to be out for four-six weeks and eight weeks, respectively Last Updated: 04/11/20 8:54am The San Francisco 49ers suffered another couple of devastating losses on Sunday in a season in which the defending NFC champions have been ravaged by injuries.Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, who missed playing time earlier in the season, suffered a new high-ankle sprain which is expected to keep him out for another four-six weeks.Star tight end George Kittle also went down injured in the 37-27 defeat to the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, and it has since been revealed he has a small fracture in his foot that ESPN reported will see him miss at least eight weeks – likely ending his season. 0:47 D.K. Metcalf scored a magnificent touchdown in Seattle’s win over San Francisco on Sunday Jimmy Garoppolo and George Kittle were both lost to injury for the 49ers on Sunday Every catch from George Kittle’s epic 183-yard game for the 49ers against the Eagles As for Garoppolo, NFL Network‘s Mike Garafolo reported while Niners coach Kyle Shanahan said surgery is a possibility for the QB, that is not currently the plan following multiple medial opinions.Running back Tevin Coleman also aggravated a knee injury against Seattle, and now joins the likes of Deebo Samuel, Raheem Mostert, Nick Bosa, [Dee] Ford, Richard Sherman, as well as Garoppolo, Kittle and others on the sidelines. 1:30 NFL pundit Dan Hanzus describes the injuries suffered by the 49ers in their early-season win over the Jets center_img – Advertisement – D.K. Metcalf scored a magnificent touchdown in Seattle’s win over San Francisco on Sunday Good Morning Football‘s Kyle Brandt described Kittle’s injury, in particular, as “devastating” and says head coach Kyle Shanahan will have to be “Einstein” in order for the team to make the playoffs.“No disrespect to Garoppolo, I think the Kittle one is more damaging than Garoppolo,” said Brandt. “And I say that out of respect to Kittle.“I think sometimes we try to be apologist for teams and say ‘they’re banged up’, and then there’s a little bit of an eye roll because that’s just the price of playing football. But nobody is banged up like these guys; the Kittle injury is devastating. 3:56 A look back at the action and talking points from Week Eight of the NFL season NFL pundit Dan Hanzus describes the injuries suffered by the 49ers in their early-season win over the Jets “All over the field, there are household-name guys, Super Bowl champs, guys who are first-team All Pro; I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything like it this early in the season.“Kyle Shanahan is a hell of a coach, but he’d better be Einstein if they’re going to make it to the playoffs.”‘Kittle loss is a heart-breaker’GMF’s Peter Schrager echoed Brandt’s thoughts on Kittle, adding: “I’d argue that Kittle is the most valuable player in this entire league that doesn’t play quarterback.“Kittle is so important to that team because, when the offence goes, he is not only a receiver, he is also a blocker and sets the tone. – Advertisement – Jimmy Garoppolo and George Kittle were both lost to injury for the 49ers on Sunday
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Day One Agenda is now more important than ever

first_imgAt Daily Kos on this date in 2017—Day 47: Still no funding for children’s health, but a $1 billion tax cut for the Trumps:So this happened today. No, not Republicans deciding they had to take care of the nation’s children and finally passing funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program. No, not that at all.This: House Republicans voted on their tax cuts bill that would immediately slash $25 billion from Medicare should it pass the Senate, and would give the wealthy a pretty major cash infusion. Like $1 billion to one specific wealthy family.In fact, Trump and his heirs potentially could save more than $1 billion overall under the GOP tax proposal that the House of Representatives passed Thursday, with most of that amount coming from a repeal of the estate tax, according to an analysis NBC News commissioned of Trump’s one known 2005 tax return and his estimated net worth.Nine million children could lose coverage in a matter of weeks. Additionally, 25 million people could lose health care at community health centers, which also haven’t been funded since Sept. 30. States are now preparing letters to send to families to tell them their coverage is going to end. In some states coverage will end next month, in some the month after. So that’s some Christmas greeting for these families to be receiving. At the time that we wrote the Day One Agenda, we did consider whether the Supreme Court would have the ability to reverse these actions and stymie the Day One Agenda. With the Court’s new 6-to-3 conservative majority, that concern is even more acute. But that can’t be a reason to avoid all executive action implementing already-passed laws. Besides, if you use these powers to give tangible benefits for the public, the Court, which at least is aware of public opinion, will have to think twice about whether to spend political capital taking them away.Democrats, at long last, have to try to make progress—and the Day One Agenda gives them that potential. Over the next several weeks, we will be adding to our list of what the Biden administration can do without passing new laws. And we will keep tabs on the 277 executive actions that came out of the Biden-Sanders unity task force documents, and how many the incoming administration will actually carry out.The Day One Agenda took on new importance because of the election, but in reality it was always important, because it was always in the realm of a president’s powers. It’s gratifying that the dominant media has begun to understand this, and they can follow our lead in examining the results.THREE OTHER ARTICLES WORTH READINGTOP COMMENTS • RESCUED DIARIESQUOTATION“The legalization of marijuana is not a dangerous experiment – the prohibition is the experiment, and it has failed dramatically, with millions of victims all around the world.”         ~~Sebastiãn Marincolo  TWEET OF THE DAYBLAST FROM THE PAST- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

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IOM assesses reuse of masks in flu pandemic

first_img The IOM release says it is not known whether flu viruses “disperse as aerosolized particles released in the breath of infected people, spread on larger droplets projected through coughing and sneezing, or are contracted through physical contact with contaminated people and surfaces.” Apr 28, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – There is no practical way to clean disposable medical masks and N95 respirators to allow them to safely be reused if supplies run short in an influenza pandemic, a panel of experts at the Institute of Medicine (IOM) has concluded. Further, the panel couldn’t identify any simple changes in the devices that would permit reuse, or any changes that would eliminate the need to test the fit of respirators to ensure that they work, the IOM said. However, that doesn’t mean a mask or respirator can’t be used more than once by the same person, provided it’s still in reasonable condition, the committee said. At the same time, the panel cautioned that little is known about the effectiveness of the devices or about how flu viruses spread. Table of contents for IOM report “Reusability of Facemasks During an Influenza Pandemic: Facing the Flu” As for masks, manufacturers told the committee that several models can be used repeatedly by the same person until they become damaged, moist, dirty, or hard to breathe through, the report says. It says this is acceptable for infected patients in particular, since reuse is unlikely to increase their risk of contamination. Medical masks fit loosely over the nose and mouth and are mainly meant for use by healthcare workers and patients to prevent them from spreading pathogens by sneezing and coughing, the IOM noted in a news release about the report. Apr 27 IOM news release The IOM says that little is known about the effectiveness of masks and respirators or even about how flu viruses spread. A person who wants to reuse an N95 respirator should wear a medical mask or a clear plastic face shield over it to protect it from surface contamination, the committee said. The user should store the respirator carefully between uses and should wash his or her hands before and after handling it and the device used to shield it. The committee stressed that neither type of device has been tested for its ability to protect people from flu viruses. But that doesn’t necessarily rule out reuse of a respirator or mask by the same person, the report says. N95 respirators, in contrast, are used in both medical and industrial settings to protect wearers from inhaling harmful microscopic particles, the IOM said. They are designed to fit snugly around the mouth and nose. When properly fitted, they should filter out 95% of aerosol particles. The IOM said the committee found disposable masks and respirators “do not lend themselves to reuse because they work by trapping harmful particles inside the mesh of fibers of which they are made. This hazardous buildup cannot be cleaned out or disinfected without damaging the fibers or other components of the device such as the straps or nose clip.” On the assumption that supplies may run short in a flu pandemic, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) asked the IOM in January to assess the possibility of reuse of disposable masks and N95 respirators. The committee calls for HHS to sponsor research on how well masks, respirators, and other filtering materials protect against flu viruses. In addition, methods should be developed to decontaminate masks and respirators without damaging them, the IOM says. See also: “Even the best respirator or surgical mask will do little to protect a person who uses it incorrectly, and we know relatively little about how effective these devices will be against flu even when they are used correctly,” said Donald S. Burke, professor of international health and epidemiology at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore and co-chair of the IOM committee. The report also notes that there are respirators with replaceable filter cartridges, and these can be reused by one or more wearers. Though they cost more than disposable respirators, they are worth considering as an alternative, in the panel’s judgment.last_img read more

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Physician survey shows mixed views on pandemic risk

first_imgJun 6, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – Fewer than half of physicians who responded to a survey at a recent conference in Europe said they thought an influenza pandemic was very likely in the next few years, according to a report in the journal Archives of Disease in Childhood. The researchers also asked if attendees had gathered a supply of the antiviral drug oseltamivir for personal or family use. Only 11 (7.9%) of 139 respondents said they had. By training level, only 1 of 27 infectious disease specialists reported having acquired the antiviral, but among those in infectious disease training, 5 of 24 (17.2%) had their own supply. The findings, published early online, revealed that only 72 (44.7%) of respondents took the view that an avian influenza pandemic is “almost inevitable” or “very likely” within “the next few years.” Seventy-three physicians, or 45.4%, thought a pandemic was “possible” in that time span, while 16 (9.9%) viewed such an event as unlikely or very unlikely. Sarah Long, MD, chief of infectious diseases at St Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia, said she has spoken at the same Oxford conference before and knows the audience. “It’s a very educated group, with a lot of doctors in training,” she told CIDRAP News. The survey was an anonymous electronic poll conducted at a pediatric infectious disease course at Oxford University in England. The group included 161 physicians, mostly from Europe, with half from the United Kingdom. The poll was conducted by Nigel Curtis of the University of Melbourne (Australia) and Andrew Pollard of Oxford. Peter M. Sandman, PhD, a risk communication expert from Princeton, N.J., and a columnist for the CIDRAP Business Source Weekly Briefing, questioned the authors’ interpretation of their survey findings, saying they equated pandemic inevitability with pandemic imminence. “We are on solid ground when we say another flu pandemic is nearly inevitable. We are on extremely weak ground when we say that it’s probably imminent, and we are doing terrible science and terrible risk communication when we conflate the two claims,” he told CIDRAP News. Sandman said that in the face of a dramatic decline in media coverage of H5N1 avian flu, the finding that 45% of physicians thought a pandemic was inevitable or very likely represents a sustained concern, rather than complacency. “The data suggest, if anything, that European physicians share the hunch that H5N1 makes a pandemic likelier than usual,” he added.center_img The authors concluded that the survey contains some mixed messages about physicians’ perceptions of pandemic risk. Despite widely publicized evidence that the world faces a serious threat of a pandemic, more than half of the respondents “did not believe the risk of an imminent influenza pandemic was more than a possibility,” the report says. However, a “significant minority” of the doctors believed the risk was high enough to warrant gathering their own antiviral supply, despite recommendations against personal stockpiling. Concerning antiviral stockpiling, Long said, “I’m pleased that such a small number [of survey respondents] have their own stockpile.” Antiviral supplies should be reserved for early responders and patients who need them, but other countries may have different views on physicians’ keeping their own supply, Long added. “If the perceived risk of an influenza pandemic observed in our survey is reflected in the wider medical community then it is perhaps not surprising that doctors are largely silent about this issue,” the authors write. They add that the reasons for physicians’ attitudes warrant further investigation if they are to help alert the world to the threat of a pandemic. Long wasn’t surprised by the survey results, but she said they may give a false impression that physicians don’t take the pandemic threat seriously, because qualifiers such as “possible” may not accurately gauge what people think. “Some might think ‘probably’ is associated with inevitable in the next 2 or 3 years,” she said. “Some of us are lumpers, and some of us are splitters.” “It is good news that many of Curtis and Pollard’s respondents still think a pandemic may well be imminent,” Sandman said. “But it would be better news if they realized that nobody has a clue whether a pandemic is imminent or not, and if they understood that preparedness doesn’t depend on whether a pandemic is imminent or not.” Curtis N, Pollard PJ. Physicians’ perception of pandemic influenza. Arch Dis Child 2007 May 10 (early online publication) [Abstract]last_img read more

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Egyptian woman, baby have H5N1 infections

first_imgApr 20, 2009 (CIDRAP News) – Egypt’s state media reported two new H5N1 avian influenza infections within 2 days of each other, in a 25-year-old woman and an 18-month girl.The state-run paper Al Ahram, quoting the country’s health ministry, reported on Apr 17 that the woman is from Qalubia governorate and was hospitalized in critical condition, according to report from Agence France-Presse.The woman is 33 weeks pregnant and began experiencing a fever and cough on Apr 6, according to an Apr 17 report from Strengthening Avian Influenza Detection and Response (SAIDR), an Egypt-based project funded by the US Agency for International Development. She was admitted to a Cairo hospital on Apr 11 and received oseltamivir (Tamiflu) 6 day later when her H5N1 infection was confirmed. The woman’s family reported she had close contact with sick poultry.Two days later MENA, Egypt’s state news agency, said the baby girl was hospitalized after having contact with infected birds and that she was treated immediately with oseltamivir (Tamiflu), Reuters reported today.The girl is from Kafr el-Sheikh, the same province as another of Egypt’s recent H5N1 case-patients, a 33-year-old woman who was in critical condition, according to an Apr 17 report from the WHO. On Apr 15 agriculture officials confirmed an H5N1 outbreak in backyard birds in Kafr el-Sheikh, according to a report from SAIDR.If the World Health Organization confirms the cases in the 25-year-old and the 18-month-old, Egypt’s H5N1 count will increase to 66 cases, of which 23 have been fatal.So far this year, Egypt has had 15 H5N1 cases, including the two latest ones, outpacing all other countries in 2009. However, none of the cases have been fatal. The preponderance of cases in children—only four patients have been adults—and number of new human cases have raised global speculation about possible subclinical cases or a change in the H5N1 virus in Egypt that might have made the virus more transmissible but somewhat less lethal.It was reported last week that the WHO planned to send a team to Egypt to investigate the avian flu situation there. Gregory Hartl, a spokesman for the WHO, told CIDRAP News that because of holiday observances in Egypt, the WHO team just left for that country today.last_img read more

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Project “TOUR DE TOURISM” organized by the Association of Tourism Students of the Faculty of Economics

first_imgThe Association of Tourism Students of the Faculty of Economics – USTEF once again gathers tourism lovers, students of similar interests and invites them to this year’s project “Tour de Tourism.”The purpose of this year’s project is to encourage students to create interest and desire for tourism by pointing out to them the diverse and diverse range of opportunities in tourism and the benefits it provides. This year, the focus of the project is on promoting the interdisciplinarity of tourism, therefore, students will have the opportunity to get acquainted with as many as eight areas compatible with tourism, from journalism to tourism, IT, travel, architecture and hospitality, the aviation industry, travel agencies and MICE. In this way, students will have the opportunity to get acquainted with today’s challenges that tourism offers.The conference will be held on 16.12.2017. on Saturday, starting at 10 am at the Faculty of Economics in Zagreb, in hall 3. All details are available via the link to the event: news:last_img read more

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The creative and cultural sectors can and must give a stronger impetus to tourism

first_imgWhile 40% of tourist arrivals in Western Europe and America are motivated by culture, in Croatia the percentage is much lower, only 10% at the state level, and 26% in Dubrovnik – Neretva County, according to a panel discussion Greetings from Croatia – cultural heritage as tourist product held as part of the International Tourism Fair Place2go, which took place this weekend in Arena Zagreb.The discussion was attended by experts from culture, cultural tourism and the creative industry, Dr. sc. Daniela Angelina Jelinčić from the Institute for Development and International Relations, M.Sc. sc. Vlasta Klarić, lecturer at Libertas International University, Ph.D. Sofija Klarin Zadravec from the National and University Library in Zagreb, Dragana Lucija Ratković Aydemir from the company Muze za upravljanje u kulturi i turizmu, Ivana Nikolić Popović from the Croatian Cluster of Competitiveness of Creative and Cultural Industries and dr. Sc. Andrea Writer, anthropologist and blogger. The panel discussion was moderated by mr. sc. Davorka Pšenica from the National and University Library in Zagreb.Vlasta Klarić pointed out that the archeological heritage in Turkey alone attracts ten million tourists a year, and the cultural contents of Italy 35 million. The most developed cultural and tourist country, Great Britain annually attracts as many as 80 million tourists whose arrival is motivated by culture. “The British are experts at being frivolous with high culture and serious with popular culture. They make a good story out of any topic, so they turned the story of Jack the Ripper into an extremely popular tourist route.”Said anthropologist Andrea Pisac, who spent many years in London and today promotes Croatian heritage in her blogs.As a key skill for the creation of cultural and tourist products, the interpretation of heritage was emphasized, in which, as Ratković Aydemir emphasized, heritage institutions such as museums, libraries and archives should play a major role. “Instead of investing in the opening of interpretation centers, small museums throughout Croatia should become interpretation centers”Said Ratković Aydemir, adding that she hopes that the Croatian literary heritage will gain a stronger interpretive momentum.The potential in the interpretation of heritage was recognized in the National and University Library in Zagreb, which presented its mobile application Greetings from Zagreb. “This app is a prototype that should encourage creatives to come to us”Said Klarin Zadravec, adding that NSK opens itself to the wider community with various digital services, including tourists, and that the material it preserves and which is part of the Croatian national identity has the potential to tell a wonderful story about the Croatian language and literacy.In Croatia, the potential of the cultural and creative industry in tourism is still insufficiently recognized, said Ivana Nikolić Popović from the Croatian Cluster of Creative and Cultural Industries. “We still have the impression that athletes are our main ambassadors, and it is unknown to the public that Croatia is more recognizable in the world for its artists. ” said Nikolić Popović, adding that we do not nurture the creative and cultural industry and we lack a strategic approach to this industry, which, as she said, in many countries includes tourism, and which employs more than 124 thousand people in Croatia.The creative and cultural sector can give a stronger impetus to tourism through, as the panelist Klarić pointed out, the economy of experience. “We did not deal with the user in time. Creative tourism requires interaction with content “, said Klarić, adding that Croatia needs a new Cultural Tourism Strategy because, she noted, all the goals of the existing strategy have been met and achieved. Examples of good practice in cultural tourism are the city of Šibenik and the fortress of Sv. Mihovila, multimedia center Ivana’s fairytale house, Museum Night event and mobile application Greetings from Zagreb.The application was presented at the Place2go tourism fair by one of its authors, Dragana Koljenik from the National and University Library in Zagreb, who announced that these days the application received an award from the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions – IFLA, as one of the best marketing campaigns for libraries. . This first NSK mobile app that combines heritage and new technologies has stood alongside the world’s largest libraries such as the one in New York and New Zealand.Related news:ZAGREB GETS A NEW MOBILE APPLICATION THAT COMBINES CULTURE AND TOURISM – GREETINGS FROM ZAGREBlast_img read more

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Invitation to express interest in renting space during the 53rd Vinkovci Autumn event

first_imgThe company NOVOSTI doo, Jurja Dalmatinca 29, 32100 Vinkovci, co-organizers of the event Vinkovci Autumn, has announced a public call for expressions of interest for renting space during the event 53rd Vinkovci AutumnFor rent are available:Tent (approx. 1500 m2) – Trg Vinkovačkih jeseni – tent rental for catering servicesRestaurant space – 2 restaurant spaces – Trg dr. Franje Tuđmana (Parking lot of Hotel Slavonija)Stands and other facilities – Trg dr. Franje Tuđmana (Hotel Slavonija Parking)Exhibitors who sell handicrafts, various family farms, and other occasional sales may only exhibit at the stands. Food may not be sold at the stand on the principle of charging for food consumption. Such activities are performed exclusively in cottages. Rental prices for restaurant space, stands and other facilities refer to the entire duration of the event of the 53rd Vinkovci Autumns, ie from 7 to 16 September 2018. The houses and stands have a basic electricity connection of 5kW for restaurants, and 500W for stands and houses, and the fee for the use of electricity is 50 kuna per stand, or 100 kuna per house for all 10 days of the event. The rental price for restaurants includes a basic connection to the water supply network.”All interested natural and legal persons, registered to perform activities, are invited to submit a request by July 10, 2018 for the lease of space for catering services and rental of wooden houses and stands for occasional sale from September 07 to 16 at the event Vinkovci Autumn. ” stand out from the News.Expression of interest is done in writing and must contain a detailed description of the products and services to be offered, the designation (number) of the space for which you are applying.See the full text of the Call and the application form HERElast_img read more

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All places on the fourth edition of Istria Wine & Walk were filled in one day

first_imgWhen 600 tickets are sold in one day for one tourist story in the pre-season, in the interior and all over the Internet, it is quite clear that it is a phenomenal tourist product.This is Istria Wine & Walk, which sold out all participation fees after only 24 hours from the start of sales, and wine and walking enthusiasts who managed to secure their place experienced the rich offer of northwestern Istria. Eleven kilometers of inspiring walk, seven refreshing stops with nine winemakers, seven local producers and caterers and 600 participants marked the fourth edition of the already popular eno-gastronomic event Istria Wine & Walk.The adventure began in Buje where the first walkers took tasting glasses and a map of the trail at 9 am, and their walk through the labyrinths of vineyards and olive groves started from the famous vineyard Saint Lucia, half a century old. During the walk through the vineyards, the guests also enjoyed tasting Istrian Malvasia, esteemed Teran and other Istrian varieties of famous winemakers Kozlović, Celega, Ravalico, Coronica, Cattunar, Cuj, Veralda, A. Bassanese, Franković. Oštarija Rondo, Restoran Oliveto, OPG Radošević, OPG Buršić, OPG Duniš, Primizia food & wine, Konoba Morgan and Veralda took care of the gourmet offer.Among the many locals there were many foreign visitors, mostly from Slovenia, among whom was Metka Bradetić, director of the Croatian National Tourist Board in Slovenia, who pointed out on that occasion: “To Slovenian guests, northwestern Istria is one of the favorite tourist destinations, especially during the pre- and post-season. Often guests from Slovenia are most numerous at sports and gourmet events organized by the cluster of Northwestern Istria. I am glad that this time I personally had the opportunity to see the unique experience provided by Istria Wine & Walk through a walk through the vineyards with an excellent eno-gastronomic offer along the trail and rich entertainment. “This year’s Istria Wine & Walk ended in Buje where the participants continued their eno-gastronomic gathering with live music and celebration until late into the night. Wine walks in northwestern Istria are well received among visitors who, in addition to Istria Wine & Walk, gathered in the early spring for the first edition of Sweet Wine & Walk. Wine & Walk by the sea is planned for the fall, which will take all those interested on beautiful autumn walks by the sea, vineyards and olive groves.Quality, diverse and authentic content is the only solution to extend the tourist season. Definitely one of the best Croatian tourist stories.FIND OUT WHY ISTRIA WINE & WALK IS ONE OF THE BEST TOURIST STORIES IN CROATIAlast_img read more

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