Mylab develops first made in India test kit for COVID-19

first_img By EH News Bureau on March 24, 2020 Comments (0) Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Share Read Article Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” The kit received commercial approval from Indian FDA/ Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation and is named as Mylab PathoDetect COVID-19 Qualitative PCR kitAs India fights back the epidemic COVID-19, limited testing facilities and expensive testing kits has become the biggest concern for the authorities. In order to combat this challenge, Pune-based molecular diagnostics company Mylab Discovery Solutions has developed the first made in India test kit for COVID-19 in a record time of six weeks. The kit is the first one to receive commercial approval from Indian FDA/ Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) and is named as Mylab PathoDetect COVID-19 Qualitative PCR kit. Further, Mylab is the only Indian company to have achieved 100 per cent sensitivity and 100 per cent specificity in the ICMR evaluation.Hasmukh Rawal, Managing Director, Mylab Discovery Solutions, said, “With emphasis on ‘Make in India’ and support from local and central government,  the COVID- 19 kit, has been made as per WHO/CDC guidelines. It was developed and evaluated in a record time”. He further added that the support and the immediate action from regulatory bodies (CDSCO/FDA), evaluation centre of ICMR, NIV, Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC) and the central and state governments during this national emergency is commendable.Mylab currently manufactures ID-NAT screening kits for blood banks/hospitals, Quantitative HIV, HBV and HCV kits. Apart from this, Mylab has received clearance from Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) to manufacture the COVID-19 Qualitative kit, in the same facility. The Mylab COVID-19 kit has been evaluated at Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).  “We have been trying hard to make cutting edge technology available to our country at a reasonable and affordable price. Since this test is based on the sensitive PCR technology, even early stage infection can be detected, with highest accuracy as has been seen during tests at ICMR. The ICMR tested, CDSCO approved kit makes detection faster too,” said Shailendra Kawade, Executive Director, Mylab.Mylab promised that it can manufacture up to one lakh tests in a week which can be further scaled up if needed. Further, the company claims that its test kits can test about 100 patients with one kit. An average lab with automated PCR can test more than 1000 patients a day. With local sourcing of test kits it will be a major breakthrough for India as the testing kit by Mylab would cost nearly one fourth of the current procurement cost. Moreover, Mylab PathoDetect COVID-19 Qualitative PCR kit screens and detects the infection within 2.5 hours, compared to 7+ hours taken by current protocols. This means that laboratories will be able to do twice the number of reactions in the same time on one machine. The Mylab manufacturing facility, approved by FDA/CDSCO is compliant with MDR 2017 regulation for Manufacturing Medical Device of Class A,B,C and D and ISO 13485: 2016 certification. Mylab develops first made in India test kit for COVID-19 Related Posts MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals News COVID-19FDA/ Central Drugs Standard Control OrganisationMylab Discovery SolutionsMylab PathoDetect COVID-19 Qualitative PCR kit Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app Add Commentlast_img read more

SA’s rugby training return moves closer

first_img AlphaCuteOprah’s New House Cost $90 Million, And This Is What It Looks LikeAlphaCute|SponsoredSponsoredUndo BuzzAura16 Cancer Causing Foods You Probably Eat Every DayBuzzAura|SponsoredSponsoredUndo  180  60 Posted in Blitzboks, Bulls, Cheetahs, Currie Cup, Junior Springboks, Kings, Lions, News, Rugby Challenge, Sharks, Springbok Women, Springboks, Stormers, Super Rugby, Test Rugby, Top headlines Tagged provincial rugby, sa rugby, Super Rugby, Test Rugby SA Rugby confirmed on Wednesday that it had sought and received clarification from government on a number of questions relating to the return to non-contact training.As a result of the communication between SA Rugby and government, the national rugby union said in a statement that it will advise the authorities this week of its technical preparedness to return to training, as per government requirements.ALSO READ: Sanzaar boss lauds return of top-level rugby‘However, due to the location of nine of the 14 professional teams in Covid-19 “hotspot” zones – where it has been confirmed that training is not permitted – SA Rugby is reviewing various options available to them to address the issues of training and the hosting of matches,’ the statement read.‘This would ensure equality of preparation and create the environment for a return to competitive action. The actual date of return-to-training will be confirmed in due course.’ALSO READ: I hope l leave the jersey in better positionREAD: What’s in our latest issue?Subscribe herePhoto: Ziyaad Douglas/Gallo Images SA’s rugby training return moves closer Post by SA Rugby magazine ‘ ‘ ‘center_img ‘ 熱門話題不要被酵素騙了!在萬寧賣的「這個」直接針對脂肪…熱門話題|SponsoredSponsoredUndoAaron Smith names South African as greatest World Cup scrumhalfSA Rugby MagUndoJapan-based Kiwi player: I hope to never experience this againSA Rugby MagUndoLife Exact BrazilGrace Jones Is Now 72 Years Old, This Is Her NowLife Exact Brazil|SponsoredSponsoredUndo ‘ World Cup-winning Bok quartet in Eddie Jones’ all-time XVMaverick coach Eddie Jones has named his Test dream team made up of players he has worked with throughout his illustrious career.SA Rugby MagUndoLoans | Search AdsLooking for loan in Hong Kong? Find options hereLoans | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCNAHow is life for Cambodian boy linguist after viral fame?CNA|SponsoredSponsoredUndoShop Bras Online | Search AdsBrilliant Bra and Panty Sets (take a look)Shop Bras Online | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndoGoGoPeak10 Most Beautiful Cities You Should Visit Once In Your LifetimeGoGoPeak|SponsoredSponsoredUndo熱門話題對肚腩脂肪感到後悔!試了在萬寧賣的這個後…熱門話題|SponsoredSponsoredUndo ‘ The Stormers in training Published on June 24, 2020 Shop Bras Online | Search AdsTake a Look at These Bra and Panty SetsShop Bras Online | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Watch: I wanted to rip Jean’s head off – Jaque FourieSA Rugby MagUndolast_img read more

Effective Online Faciliation Training, Novi Pazar

first_img Where do we have to send the applications? Thank you 2 thoughts on “Effective Online Faciliation Training, Novi Pazar” By Mladiinfo says: By Romina Muresan says: Share 0 September 19, 2012 Published by milan GoRemote – Short Video and Article Contest UNSCC E-learning Development Internship in Italy +1 Tweet ← Software Developer Consultant for UNICEF`s Innovations Lab, Prishtina Log in to Reply Effective Online Faciliation Training, Novi Pazar Log in to Reply When you open the application at the end is clearly written where. Reddit LinkedIn 0 Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Egypt Entrepreneurs: Amira Azzouz and Her Fustany Challenge Facility For Civil Society → on September 27, 2012 at 12:45 pm Date: 13 – 22 November 2012Open to: Participants from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, United Kingdom.Venue: Novi Pazar, SerbiaFacilitatiONline aims to support youth workers and youth leaders in designing and facilitating effective e-learning platforms, since we believe e-learning is a new and exciting field, which offers a lot of space for creativity, invention and imagination!AimsThe main aim of the training course is to support youth workers and youth leaders in designing and facilitating effective e-learning platforms.More specific objectives are:• To explore learning offline in order to better understand learning online• To compare the concepts of education offline and online• To explore the concept of non-formal education as an online tool• To discover a variety of new and traditional methodologies that work online• To explore YiA Programme in the context of e-learning• To develop learning objectives for an e-learning course• To develop an e-learning module/course in the context of the YiA ProgrammeEligibilityThis training course is  for 26 participants from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, United Kingdom. Training course is recommended for Youth workers, Trainers, Youth leaders, Facilitators, who:1. have experience in facilitating learning of young people in international educational settings2. have knowledge of and practice in non-formal education and learning3. are interested in developing and facilitating online learning for young people4. are willing to reflect on their practice and work on their competences as facilitators in online settings5. have basic IT skills and are not afraid of experimenting with computers6. are committed to applying their newly gained skills in developing online learning coursesTraining PhasesThe training has three integrated learning phases:1. Introductory phase (preparation for the course) through distance e-learning, there are 4 online modules to complete starting in October till the beginning of the residential part of the training course2. Residential training course, from November 13th to 22nd in Novi Pazar, Serbia3. Follow-up phase through distance e-learning, starting from November 26th to December 23rd.CostsThis project is funded by the Youth in Action Programme. According to its rules, all costs of board and logging will be covered by the organisers. In addition, DamaD will reimburse 70% of the participants’ travel costs, only upon the receipt of all original tickets, boarding passes and invoices.Application processApplication deadline is 1 October 2o12. Date of selection is set to 5 October 2o12.Application form can be found HERE.For any questions which you might have, please direct to:Samid SarenkapicE-Mail: [email protected]: 0038162308019 Pocket on September 27, 2012 at 6:21 pm Similar Stories last_img

Fund will make it possible to protect productive farmland

first_imgThe 48-acre Bragg Farm in Fayston, Vermont, known for its iconic barn, open hay meadows and outstanding scenic views of the Green Mountains, has been farmed continuously for more than 200 years.’  Much further south,’ the Bunker Farm’an agricultural and scenic treasure in Dummerston’has been a’ fixture in town for over 160 years. When these two farms went on the market, they were at risk of being sold to someone who was not interested in farming. These communities risked losing these productive farms.’ In both instances, the Vermont Land Trust (VLT) acted quickly and placed offers on the properties using a revolving fund to buy time to find farmers, put the conservation deals together, and permanently protect the land for the next generation of farmers.’ A new partnership between VLT, the’ Vermont Community Foundation (VCF) and the High Meadows Fund (HMF) will create more opportunities for VLT to provide’ farmers with access to affordable farms for commercial operations.’  VCF and HMF will loan VLT a combined $850,000 for their Farmland Access Program. This loan will allow VLT to take high-demand farmland off the market while finding farmers who are the best match for the land and infrastructure. It will also allow VLT the time to raise thefunds to purchase conservation easements on land’an important step to ensuring future affordability.’ ‘ ‘The Foundation has $7 million to deploy in Vermont, and we’re always looking for new ways to improve the state,’ said Debbie Rooney, VP for Finance at VCF. ‘When the Vermont Land Trust came to us, we saw an exciting opportunity to invest in a great organization and in a project that dovetails with our Food and Farm Initiative by supporting local farms and local food. It makes a lot of sense. Yes, VLT could have gotten some commercial dollars to do this, but it would have been a much higher rate, and they wouldn’t have been able to do some of the other work they do. We see this as a resource for VLT to be able to readily maintain working farms in Vermont.’’ The Farmland Access Program and this loan fund will prevent the sale of the farms that are often at the highest risk of development or an estate purchase, circumstances that lead to a major loss to communities that value their farms and local food.’ ‘The Farmland Access Program has helped more than 30 farmers in Vermont buy their first farm, or to expand their operation,’ said Jon Ramsay, the director of VLT’s Farmland Access Program. ‘When we see an opportunity, we buy a farm with bridge financing. Now we can use lower-cost capital to purchase, conserve, and sell the farm at an affordable price to a farmer who can create a viable business.’’ ‘We’ve seen that putting land conservation deals together takes longer than it used to,’ said Gaye Symington, Executive Director of the High Meadows Fund. ‘There are a lot of complex questions to resolve with conservation deals and this takes time. Questions about the ecological values on the farm, the proximity to river systems, and farm-labor housing are a few examples. We see this loan as important because it offers VLT longer-term dollars. Becoming investors in this loan fund is a demonstration of HMF’s confidence in VLT.’’ In the case of Bragg Farm, more than 225 people in the Mad River Valley community contributed $500,000. With backing from the Town of Fayston, and a grant of $320,000 from the Vermont Housing and Conservation Board, the funding has been raised to permanently protect the Bragg Farm. The project was officially completed last week, when VLT sold the conserved farm to Marisa Mauro of Ploughgate Creamery for $175,000 (the appraised agricultural value of the land, barn and residence). In Dummerston,’ four farmers, working as partners, were selected as the new owners of the farm. The farmers are leasing the farm now and will buy it subject to a conservation easement once VLT raises $110,000, along with other grant funding, to pay back the loan and cover the costs of conserving this land.’ ‘The related investments by the Vermont Community Foundation and the High Meadows Fund have helped the Vermont Land Trust take Farmland Access to the next level,’ said Nick Richardson, Vice President for Finance and Enterprise at the Vermont Land Trust.’  ‘There are many highly qualified and passionate farmers looking to access land to start or build their enterprises on good farmland, and communities that are waiting to welcome them.’  The partnership allows us to leverage our own capital and help make the match, and we’ve been able to put it to work right away on projects all across the state.’last_img read more

Sanders introduces College for All Act

first_imgVermont Business Magazine Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) and Rep Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) introduced legislation Monday to make public colleges and universities tuition-free for working families and to significantly reduce student debt. “Higher education in America should be a right for all, not a privilege for the few,” Sanders said. “If we are to succeed in a highly competitive global economy and have the best-educated workforce in the world, public colleges and universities must become tuition-free for working families and we must substantially reduce student debt.” “Our young people are forced to make untenable choices: going to college and taking on mountains of debt, or foregoing their college degree to work part-time or minimum wage jobs that simply won’t allow them to build a future,” Jayapal said. “The College for All Act renews our compact with our young people—and really, with our future. We’re going to piece back together the broken promises of a broken American Dream, and give back hope and opportunity to the middle class and working families across this country.”The legislation would eliminate tuition and fees at four-year public colleges and universities for families making up to $125,000 – about 80 percent of the population – and make community college tuition- and fee-free for all.Public colleges and universities are already tuition-free in many advanced countries including Germany, Finland, Denmark, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. The College for All Act would also reduce crushing student loan debt loads for students and parents which now exceed Americans’ credit card debt. The bill would cut all student loan interest rates for new borrowers in half; enable existing borrowers to refinance their loans based on the interest rates available to new borrowers – less than 2 percent for federal loans made to undergraduates; and prevent the federal government from profiting off the student loan program. Sanders introduced the bill in the Senate along with Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.). In the House, Reps. Bobby Scott (D-Va.), Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.), Rick Nolan (D-Minn.), Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas), Ro Khanna (D-Calif.), Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.), Nydia Velázquez (D-N.Y.), John Conyers (D-Mich.), Peter Welch (D-Vt.), Mark Pocan (D-Wis.), David Cicilline (D-R.I.) and Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) joined Jayapal as co-sponsors of the legislation.“At a time when college remains out of reach for far too many, this legislation would make college tuition-free for working families, reduce student debt and breathe new life into the American Dream. I am proud to stand with Senators Sanders and Warren as we work to combat our country’s college affordability crisis,” Blumenthal said.“Generations ago, America made a commitment to provide enough free education to every American so that they could obtain a good paying job. At the time, a 12th grade education was enough to compete for a good wage. Today, post-secondary schooling is required in order to survive, and our commitment to public education should reflect that reality,” Murphy said. “My wife and I are still paying back our student loans, but we’re some of the lucky ones who can save for our kids’ futures. Instead, too many families in Connecticut are suffocating under crushing student loan debt. We need to revolutionize the way we think about higher education and ensure colleges share responsibility for the success of their graduates. At the same time, we should make sure that cost is not a barrier to a college degree, just as it isn’t a barrier to a high school degree.”Today, the average student takes on over $30,000 in debt to get a bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university. In addition to eliminating tuition, the College for All Act would substantially reduce student debt by allowing existing federal aid to cover the cost of books, housing, transportation and the other costs of college; require the states and tribes participating in the program to cover the full cost of college for their poorest students; and triple federal investment in work study programs.The College for All Act would also support students historically underrepresented in higher education. It would establish a dedicated grant program to eliminate or significantly reduce tuition and fees for low-income students at nonprofit historically black colleges and universities and private nonprofit minority serving institutions. It would also double funding for TRIO Programs and increase funding for the GEAR UP program so more first-generation and low-income students can enroll in and graduate college.The bill has been endorsed by the United States Students Association, the American Federation of Teachers, the National Education Association, the American Association of University Professors, the Asian American & Pacific Island Association of Colleges and Universities, the Service Employees International Union, the League of United Latin American Citizens, the National Nurses United and several other organizations. The estimated $600 billion cost of the legislation would be paid for by a separate bill to tax Wall Street speculation. By imposing a small Wall Street speculation tax of just 0.5 percent on stock trades, a 0.1 percent fee on bonds and a 0.005 percent fee on derivatives, the tax would raise at least $600 billion over the next decade. More than 1,000 economists have endorsed a tax on Wall Street speculation and some 40 countries have already imposed a tax.For a fact sheet on the College for All Act, click here(link is external). For a copy of the College for All Act, click here(link is external).For a fact sheet on the Inclusive Prosperity Tax, click here(link is external).For a copy of the Inclusive Prosperity Tax, click here(link is external).Source: WASHINGTON, April 3, 2017 – Senator Bernie Sanderslast_img read more

HR Answers: Engage employees to increase member satisfaction

first_imgHow UW Credit Union combines goal setting, performance appraisals and compensation to keep staff happy.Research consistently shows that employee satisfaction and engagement – the level of commitment that leads employees to volunteer greater levels of discretionary effort – has a direct impact on customer satisfaction, especially in service industries.  And, of course, customer satisfaction has a direct impact on any organization’s bottom line. This holds true for banks and credit unions as well. A 2014 report on the banking industry released by Gallup Research indicates:Companies that engage both their employees and their customers gain a 240 percent boost in performance-related business outcomes.Retail banking customers who are fully engaged bring 37 percent more revenue per year to their primary bank compared with those who are actively disengaged.Although every employee is unique, several factors associated with talent management powerfully impact employee engagement. Whether they are done well or poorly will impact customer service, so maybe it is time for your organization to take a look to see if its talent management levers are working in the right direction.University of Wisconsin Credit Union did just that, implementing changes that helped improve employee engagement scores consistently for five years. At the same time, $1.9 billion/199,000-member UW Credit Union, Madison, Wis., scored in the 91st percentile in customer satisfaction among U.S. credit unions.Understanding the link between employee engagement and member satisfaction, UW CU set out to build a committed, service-minded and performance-oriented workforce. The CU overhauled its performance management process to implement and maintain a work environment in which employees are enabled to perform to the best of their abilities. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Physical activity encouraged more in boys than in girls

first_imgSchool and family influences on physical activity may be stronger in boys than in girls in Australia, according to a study published March 9, 2016 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Rohan Telford from the University of Canberra, Australia, and colleagues.Scientists have observed what appears to be a gender-based disparity in physical activity among youth, where girls are less active than boys. To better understand the mechanisms that underlie these observed differences, the authors of this study collected data from over 550 boys and girls from 29 schools as part of the Lifestyle of our Kids (LOOK) study in Australia.They measured a variety of factors at ages 8 and 12 including individual fitness (multi-stage run), coordination (throw and catch test) and environmental factors measured using questionnaires of an individual’s perception of competence in physical education, family support for physical activity, and school and extracurricular sports participation. LinkedIn Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Pinterestcenter_img Share Email The authors found that school and family influences on physical activity may be stronger in boys than in girls in Australia. They found that girls were 19% less active than boys and that lower physical activity among girls was associated with weaker influences at school and at home.Girls were less physically fit compared to boys at age 8, including 18% lower cardio-respiratory fitness, 44% lower eye-hand coordination, higher percent body fat, and 9% lower perceived competence in physical education. The authors state that a variety of variables not measured in this study may also contribute to physical activity levels in children, but that the factors measured could be modified and potentially reduce the gap in physical activity between boys and girls.Based on these results, the authors suggest strategies aiming to increase physical activity should focus on a variety of areas simultaneously, including home, school, and extracurricular activities, paying particular attention to equality of support and opportunities for girls and boys.last_img read more

NEWS SCAN: E coli treatment, antibiotic resistance in EU, flu vaccine in preschoolers, measles-shot warnings, Lyme disease risk

first_imgMar 14, 2012Antibiotic use in 2011 German E coli outbreak may have cut sheddingDuring the large 2011 Escherichia coli outbreak linked to sprouts in Germany, use of azithromycin was associated with less frequent long-term E coli carriage and a shorter duration of bacterial shedding in stool specimens, according to a study in today’s Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). These findings contradict recommendations against prescribing antibiotics to treat infections with Shiga toxin–producing E coli (STEC) such as the O104:H4 outbreak strain, the study authors say. The study included 65 patients with STEC illness, 37 of whom had hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), a potentially fatal kidney complication of STEC infection. Of those, 22 received azithromycin (on average 12 days after symptom onset), all of them HUS patients, and 43 did not, 15 of whom had HUS. They were all monitored from the day of symptom onset. Rates of STEC carriage were 31.8% in the treated group versus 83.7% in the non-treated group by day 21 of observation, 4.5% versus 81.4% by day 28, and 0% versus 74.4% by day 35.Mar 14 JAMA abstractMar 13 JAMA news releaseECDC says antibiotic resistance in Europe changed little in 2010Antimicrobial resistance in zoonotic and indicator bacteria from humans, animals, and food was common in 2010 but showed no major changes from 2009, according to an annual report from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the ECDC. The report is based on data from 26 European Union members and covers resistance in zoonotic Salmonella and Campylobacter from humans, food, and animals and in indicator Escherichia coli strains and enteroocci from animals and food. Salmonella isolates from humans showed high resistance to ampicillin, tetracyclines, and sulfonamides, but resistance to third-generation cephalosporins and fluoroquinolones remained low, the report abstract says. Salmonella and E coli isolates from poultry, pigs, and cattle were commonly resistant to tetracyclines, ampicillin, and sulfonamides, but not to third-generation cephalosporins, while Salmonella from poultry showed moderate to high resistance to ciprofloxacin, a fluoroquinolone. “In Campylobacter isolates from human cases, resistance to ampicillin, ciprofloxacin, nalidixic acid, and tetracyclines was high, while resistance to erythromycin was recorded at low to moderate levels,” the report adds. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus was found in some animal species and foods of animal origin.Mar 14 ECDC press releaseFull 233-page reportMar 5 CIDRAP News story on US report on resistant bacteria in poultry and meatFlu vaccine requirement for daycare children paid off in ConnecticutA requirement for flu vaccination of all Connecticut children in daycare led to a sharp increase in vaccination coverage and a decrease in flu in the age-group, according to a report presented today at the International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases in Atlanta (ICEID). The immunization requirement took effect Jan 1, 2012, for all children aged 6 to 59 months who were enrolled in licensed daycare centers, according to the study abstract. Researchers from the Yale School of Public Health and the Connecticut Department of Public Health compared flu data from the 2010-11 season and the most recent season dominated by H3N2 strains, 2007-08. Vaccination coverage in the age-group increased from 53.9% in the 2009-10 season to 85% in 2010-11, they reported. For the age-group, the proportion of all emergency department visits attributed to fever or flu in 2011 was lower than in 2008 (30.4% versus 33.5%, P = .01). Also, children 6 to 59 months old made up a smaller share of all patients hospitalized for flu in 2010-11 than in 2007-08 (2.3% versus 4.5%, P = .04)). Finally, daycare-age children accounted for a smaller proportion of all lab-confirmed flu cases in 2010-11 than in 2007-08 (10.3% versus 13.2%, P = .03).ICEID abstracts (see page 176)Ukraine, Purdue University issue measles vaccination warningsHealth officials in Ukraine say soccer fans who plan to attend the European Championship this summer should be vaccinated for measles in view of the outbreak there, the Associated Press (AP) reported yesterday. Foreigners are also advised to be immunized against tuberculosis, rubella, and other diseases if they haven’t been already, officials said. In a Feb 21 notice, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) said Ukraine had had 3,000 measles cases since the start of the year. Ukraine is co-hosting the soccer championship with neighboring Poland from Jun 8 to Jul 1, the AP said.Mar 13 AP storyFeb 21 CIDRAP News itemIn other measles news, 484 Purdue University students have provided no proof of measles vaccination, which could keep them from registering for next semester’s classes, the AP reported yesterday. Mar 12 was the deadline for new students to show proof of immunization. Indiana law requires students at state-funded institutions to be vaccinated against measles, mumps, rubella, tetanus, and diphtheria. Jim Westman, director of Purdue’s student health center, said the requirement has drawn increased attention because of Indiana’s recent measles outbreak, with 17 cases since early February. If a campus outbreak occurred, students who have not met the immunization requirement would not be allowed to attend classes or participate in activities for at least a week, Westman said.Mar 13 AP storyNortheastern US may face its worst year for Lyme disease riskOwing to a bumper crop of acorns in 2010, this year could be the worst yet for Lyme disease and other tickborne infections in the northeastern United States, according to Richard S. Ostfeld, PhD, a disease ecologist at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in East Millbrook, N.Y. Speaking at the ICEID, Ostfeld said yesterday that the acorn crop sparked a 2011 population boom for white-footed mice, which store acorns for winter food and begin breeding earlier when well fed, medical writer Maryn McKenna reported on her blog, Superbug. The mouse population boom intersected with the 2-year life cycle of Lyme-carrying ticks, and this summer could bring a big crop of infected tick nymphs, Ostfeld said. He explained that for several reasons white-footed mice appear to be the best reservoir for Borrelia burgdorferi, the Lyme disease bacterium. Unusually large acorn crops could serve as an early-warning signal for increased Lyme disease risk, he said.Mar 13 Superbug entrylast_img read more

Grosvenor closes in on £500m Crawley scheme

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Inside Bale’s millionaire lifestyle in Madrid, with a £6.5m home, £230,000 Ferrari and golf on his doorstep

first_img Source: Soccer – 8 MOST DANGEROUS RAINS of All Time | TOP 10 INTERESTING NO wonder he doesn’t want to leave.Gareth Bale, 31, has been frozen out at Real Madrid by manager Zinedine Zidane, who clearly doesn’t see eye-to-eye with the Welsh wizard.Gareth Bale’s home is closer to his favourite golf than to both the Bernabeu and Real Madrid’s training groundGareth Bale has been frozen out by Zinedine ZidaneCredit: EPANow, Bale is determined to see out the remainder of his two-year deal, worth £60million, after Los Blancos scuppered his dream move.And that’s despite not figuring in the club’s past eight games, where he’s been sat on the bench looking thoroughly bored.However, all’s not lost in his personal life.He lives in a stunning £6.5million home, has a car collection that features a Ferrari, Mercedes, and Audi, as well as a stunning golf course on his doorstep.HOMEBale lives in the exclusive La Finca neighbourhood, home to Madrid’s wealthiest.Boss Zidane is, perhaps unfortunately, a neighbour, team-mates Sergio Ramos and Karim Benzema are nearby, while Cristiano Ronaldo used to live there.Bale’s home itself was rented by Real Madrid legend Kaka before he moved on to pastures new.Bale rents a £6.5million home in the La Finca neighbourhood Credit: Solar PixBale often shares glimpses of the property on social mediaThe property has a swimming poolOriginally, Kaka rented Bale’s current homeAnd it’s a wonder of modern architecture, created by Joaquin Torres and worth in the region of £6.5million.Bale is said to pay £10,000-per-month in rent to stay in the Pozuelo de Alarcón part of La Finca, in this amazing 1,500 square metre property that is built on two-storeys.It boasts four bedrooms, an indoor pool, gym, two utility rooms, several terraces and porches, as well as a six-car garage.CARSSaid to earn £600,000-per-week before tax, Bale has plenty of change left over from his rental property.And through the years, he has added some of the best cars a footballer can drive.Alongside a £165,000 Mercedes SLS AMG, Bale has been seen riding in a £152,000 Bentley Continental GT, a £156,000 Lamborghini Huracan, as well as a £230,000 Ferrari GTC4Lusso.With Real Madrid’s players getting a pick of Audi motors thanks to a huge sponsorship deal, the winger also treated himself to a £65,000 Audi Q7 50 TDI last Christmas.Bale’s car collection includes this amazing Mercedes SLS AMG worth £165,000This £156,000 Lamborghini Huracan also belongs to BaleMost recently, Bale treated himself to a new AudiCredit: Darren Fletcher – The SunBale knows how to live the high-life in Spain GOLFAfter all, that handicap won’t improve itself.Bale has been accused of caring more about golf than playing for Real Madrid.In his grand estate in Glamorgan, Wales he built a three-hole golf course that are replicas of the 12th at Augusta, Royal Troon’s Postage Stamp and the tricky par-three 17th at Sawgrass.To feed his golf fix in Madrid, Bale belongs to the members-only Ciudad Grupo Santander.A golf course co-designed by Seve Ballesteros, it stretches out to nearly 7,500 yards from the back tees.For a special day out, he will drive to the Real Club de Valderrama in San Roque, Andalusia.When he takes a holiday, Bale makes sure he picks a retreat with a golf course.His preferred choice is the five-star Finca Cortesin in Marbella that boasts an 18-hole course, as well as two outdoor pools and a private beach club with infinity pool, restaurant and bar.Rooms are priced at around £900-per-night.Bale has been accused of caring more about golf than Real MadridBale belongs to the members-only Ciudad Grupo Santander in MadridWhenever Bale picks a holiday he makes sure there’s a golf course on siteCHILDHOOD SWEETHEARTWhile his loyalty to Real Madrid has been questioned, his love for childhood sweetheart Emma Rhys-Jones, 29, has never been in doubt.The pair met at Whitchurch High School and began dating in the early noughties.In 2016, they got engaged, but their romance has had its difficulties.Her dad Martin was released from prison in June after being imprisoned for fraud for six months in the US.Emma banned him from a wedding that was initially scheduled for 2018, after he moved in with a florist half his age, Alina Baranova. While other members of her family including her aunt Jane Burns have been embroiled in a violent drugs feud.Emma Ryhs-Jones is Bale’s childhood sweetheart Credit: PA:Empics SportBale and Rhys-Jones married in 2016With such an incredible lifestyle in Madrid it’s easy to see why Bale doesn’t want to leaveCredit: Getty Images – GettyIn 2019, Gareth and Emma married in a hush-hush ceremony at a five-star hotel on a Majorcan island in front of just 60 guests.Guests were told of the location only 24-hours before the big day, and were asked to hand in their mobile phones to security guards as they entered the hotel.With his life set in Madrid, you can see why he doesn’t want to leave.Gareth Bale will STAY at Real Madrid in 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