A 19-year-old student at the University of Colorado at Boulder was diagnosed Wednesday with meningococcal meningitis. The student, who is a freshman in the Baker Residence Hall on the Boulder campus, is in stable condition at Children’s Hospital in Denver. University and Boulder County Health Department officials are investigating the single case and say that no other cases of the disease have been identified. State health authorities also have been notified. Friends of the student, residence hall and fraternity acquaintances, and other contacts currently are being notified. About 12 people already have been notified and are in the process of being treated or scheduled for treatment with a preventive medication that is given to individuals who had confirmed direct contact with the patient. Representatives of CU-Boulder’s Wardenburg Health Service are meeting with Baker Hall residents at 6:30 tonight and Boulder County Health Department officials will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday with members of the student’s fraternity, Kappa Alpha. The last reported case of meningococcal meningitis at CU-Boulder was in March 2001. That patient, a male student, recovered fully. Robert Cranny, director of CU-Boulder’s Wardenburg Health Center, and Heath Harmon, communicable disease specialist for the Boulder County Health Department, said that risk to other people is minimal and is confined to those who have had direct contact with the patient. “The risk for contracting this disease is low, but individuals who have had close contact with the patient are advised to receive antibiotic treatment within 24 hours as a preventive measure, although treatment is available for up to 14 days after exposure,” Cranny said. Close contact includes kissing; sharing cigarettes, drinks, glasses or eating utensils; and being exposed to secretions from the nose or throat of the infected person. Meningococcal meningitis, an inflammation of the membranes of the brain and spinal cord, and its accompanying bloodstream infections, are rare but potentially fatal. If people think they have had contact with the infected person, they should call Wardenburg at (303) 492-5101. Wardenburg Health Center is open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. “It’s important to remember that a single case of meningococcal meningitis does not constitute an outbreak,” Harmon said. “Isolated cases occur from time to time, especially during the winter and early spring months. Nevertheless, we recommend that anyone experiencing symptoms of the disease contact their physician immediately.” Symptoms of meningococcal meningitis include fever, severe sudden headache, stiff neck, nausea, vomiting, rash and lethargy. A preventive immunization is recommended by the American College Health Association and the Centers for Disease Control. People affiliated with the university who are interested in getting the vaccination shot can go to Wardenburg from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Parents of all incoming freshmen receive a letter during the summer with information about the recommendation for immunization. Over the past two years, about 3,000 CU-Boulder students have been vaccinated for meningitis either at Wardenburg or at special clinics at the Recreation Center. The cost for vaccination is $85. For more information on meningococcal meningitis check the CU Web site at www.colorado.edu/wardenburg/meningitis.html. Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: Feb. 12, 2002
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A series of resounding victories put India at the top of world cricket. T-20 world champions in 2007, ODI world champions in 2011, No. 1 in Test cricket. There was no summit Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his boys did not scale. And then it went downhill from April 2011. A humiliating defeat in England, an even worse disaster in Australia. Where does Indian cricket go from here, with masters of the game looking like a shadow of their former selves? Two men who helped India win the World Cup for the first time since 1983 know the answer best. One is a bowler with a heart of gold, another is a batsman whose talent is astounding. With them is a former captain of the England cricket team who knows a thing or two about tenacity and the ability to rise from the ashes. Can India do what Australia did after a serious downturn culminating in a 3-1 defeat to England in the Ashes series of 2010-2011? Can Team India revamp itself and return to its winning habit?Speakers: ? Harbhajan Singh, Indian cricketer? Virender Sehwag, Indian cricketer? Nasser Hussain, former captain, English cricket teamModerator: Vikrant Gupta, Sports Editor, Aaj TakMarch 16, 2012; 10.45-11.45 hrs
In friday’s face-off against Bangladesh, India would be keen to register their second win and ease into the final of the Asia Cup. Though, the main interest still revolves around the elusive 100th international century of Sachin Tendulkar.Not just the Indian camp, but everyone involved in the tournament – his rivals, former players, and Tendulkar’s innumerable fans – want him to get it soon, preferably in his 650th international match on Friday, and stop the wagging tongues.While all Tendulkar fans are looking forward to his 49th ODI century, they would like India to notch their second win and clear their way to the final. A win would give India four points for a total tally of eight, which would virtually assure them of a place in the final.The good news is that Indian top order batsmen are in fine form, with Gautam Gambhir and Virat Kohli scoring fluent centuries in the opening encounter against Sri Lanka while captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Suresh Raina playing quick knocks to take the total past 300.Of course, the pitch at the Shere-Bangla National Cricket Stadium has helped batsmen hit the top gear straightaway.It was a praiseworthy all-round performance by the same Indian team that failed to make the finals of recent Commonwealth Bank Series in Australia. Of course, the conditions here in Dhaka are vastly different – read easy – from the challenge the players’ encountered Down Under.However, fans would recall that the last time India and Bangladesh clashed here, in the opening match of the World Cup last year, it was Virender Sehwag who took the stuffing out of the Bangladeshi bowlers with his 140-ball 175.advertisementBut even without Sehwag, the Indian batting line-up looks solid and the home team bowling attack would have to come up with some innovative plan to restrict them from doing an encore.In bowling, too, India put up a good show, with left-arm pacer Irfan Pathan re-capturing his rhythm and his fifth four-wicket haul in ODIs while pacer R Vinay Kumar and off-spinner R Ashwin bagging three wickets apiece to help bowl out Sri Lanka for 254.The Indian bowling department, however, does not look as strong as the batting, particularly in the absence of pace spearhead Zaheer Khan, who has been ‘rested’ for the four-nation tournament. The bowlers were not tested fully by Sri Lanka as they bowled with a good cushion of 304 runs.Their real test would come when they would have to either bowl first or defend a smaller total. The batting- friendly pitch here usually doesn’t assist pacers much, but spinners can expect more help.Vinay Kumar, however, didn’t agree with Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim’s observation on Thursday that India have a weaker bowling attack compared to the two other teams here. “It depends on each individual; they can say whatever they feel. It’s up to them. But for me it is a very good bowling attack that we have,” he told reporters. “Here it’s kind of coming back to the normal bowling, like how we used to bowl on most of Indian wickets,” said Vinay.
There were few surprises at the national yachting championships held at Hyderabad’s Hussain Sagar lake last fortnight. M.S. Pillai, 29, of the Corps of Engineers Sailing Club carried away the Katari Bowl for the OK Dinghy nationals – as he has five times before in the nine years of the,There were few surprises at the national yachting championships held at Hyderabad’s Hussain Sagar lake last fortnight. M.S. Pillai, 29, of the Corps of Engineers Sailing Club carried away the Katari Bowl for the OK Dinghy nationals – as he has five times before in the nine years of the nationals.And this year’s runner-up was no dark horse, either: C.S. Pradipak of Hyderabad had bagged the championship on the remaining three occasions. Indeed, if there was any surprise at all, it was the number of entries that poured in for the championships.Seventeen of the 52 entries for the Enterprise championship at Pune, eight out of 26 for the OK Dinghy contest, and four of the 20 for the Optimist class of yacht had to be turned away simply because there were not enough boats to go around. Lt Farokh Tarapore (below left) and M.S. PillaiYachting has become a big draw, with the number of enthusiasts rising to nearly 1,000 today from a modest 200 less than a decade ago. But the country’s 26 sailing clubs face a perplexing problem: the popularity of the sport has not been matched with a corresponding growth of equipment. The principal craft, the single-handler OK Dinghy, the Optimist and the double-handler 470 are in desperately short supply.Since not every yachtsman has a boat of his own, this meant that in the recent championships the boats available had to be pooled together and rotated among sailors in groups of three to ensure that no one sailed the same boat twice.advertisementExplained Brigadier Bobby Putta, secretary of the National OK Dinghy Association: “For racing success, the sailor and the boat must feel absolutely at one. Those using their own boats have an inherent advantage.”Those who had their own boats were naturally enough, not enthusiastic about this rather complicated process of grouping and matching through computers. Argued Pradipak: “This so-called socialism in sailing is at the cost of quality. For better performance, the boats should be tuned for both durability and suitability to individual sailing techniques.”But M.P. Jaggi, who organised this year’s OK Dinghy championship had a point. He said: “The pooling of boats is handicap, but the purpose of the exercise of matching boats is to reduce the lag between the best and the rest.” He added philosophically: “This is the price we have to pay if water sports are to become popular.”Another handicap for the sport is the stagnant yacht building industry. Enterprising groups like the EME Sailing Club, Secunderabad, make a handful of boats. But a Coimbatore firm has what is almost a monopoly on the supply of equipment, that unfortunately does not always stand up to the rigours of international competition. Cost is a dampener, too.According to Jaggi, the Optimist for juniors can be made for Rs 4,000, but boats of other classes cost more than Rs 10,000. “Maintenance is equally expensive, and few sailors can afford their own yachts,” he adds.Those who make it despite all odds, are sent abroad for training. For instance, the Committee for Olympics Preparation in Yachting (COPY) sent Lt Farokh Tarapore abroad for training this year before he joins the Indian contingent at Los Angeles for the Olympics. Tarapore, who is considered to be the most promising sailor of the decade, had little choice. There are just two boats of the Olympics class – 470 – in the country, and both belong to the navy.Enterprise class race at HyderabadTarapore’s training and participation in the Olympics is considered a valuable investment. Says Dutta: “Champion sailors are not made in a day. But Tarapore’s experience with the 470 at the Olympics will make medal prospects for the future brighter.”Indian yachtsmen have participated twice in the Olympics and their experience there helped them do well in the Asian circuit. Says Pillai: “Better technology and expertise puts Japan on the top in Asia. We can challenge them with more pre-contest practice.”Inevitably, the services have dominated the sport. Sailing is encouraged by the army, and “watermanship”, as the army engineers call it, is popular. The Corps of Engineers has a large fleet in Pune, and its sailing club is planning to buy a yacht in England next month. A six-man team is scheduled to sail around the world in 15 months.”The expedition is to tell enthusiasts that sailing is an arduous but enduring fun sport,” says Pillai enthusiastically. The navy, predictably, has an equally soft spot for the sport. Many of its ships have one or two yachts attached to them, and the chief of naval staff is the ex-officio president of the Yachting Association of India.advertisementMeanwhile, the Yachting Association of India is gearing up for the Asian championships next year and the Seoul Asian Games in 1986. India will enter the 470, Enterprise, Laser, Windglider and Optimist classes in both championships. At the moment, there are no Lasers in the country, but the navy plans to buy two of these single-handler boats.The winners of this year’s OK Dinghy championships will train on them from January onwards. While India has the right men, if it is to get anywhere in international yachting, it certainly must get the right equipment as well.
zoomImage Courtesy: Hoegh LNG As the FSRU market is improving, Norway-based company Höegh LNG said it is in the final selection round for four different long-term FSRU projects.As explained, the group is currently involved in the final bid rounds or has achieved exclusivity in four FSRU tender processes. Furthermore, it is involved in several additional selection processes at various stages of development.The company is particularly focused on China where additional regasification capacity is required in order to meet increasing demand for natural gas.“Additional FSRU opportunities arise on a frequent basis, particularly in Asia, where China in a period of 12 months has emerged the world’s second largest LNG importer and a high potential market for FSRUs. With our proven operational platform that now includes the highly complementary small-scale LNG offering represented by our shareholding in Avenir LNG, Höegh LNG remains in a strong competitive position for the most attractive FSRU contracts in the market,” Sveinung J.S. Støhle, President and CEO of Höegh LNG, commented.Höegh LNG’s main commercial objective is to have all its FSRUs placed on long-term FSRU contracts. That includes FSRUs #9 and #10, which are still under construction.What is more, the company intends to take “an opportunistic approach” to opportunities arising from the LNGC market. This could include medium-term LNGC time charters, and/or combinations of short-to-medium term LNGC time charters with forward-start FSRU contracts to produce structures transferable by Höegh LNG Partners, pending terms and conditions of such interim LNGC employment, according to the company.Höegh LNG closed the third quarter of 2018 with a net income of USD 6 million, down from USD 7.8 million in the previous quarter.The company reported a total income of USD 82.3 million for the third quarter of 2018, compared with USD 75.8 million in the second quarter of the year. The increase is mainly a result of higher revenues generated by Höegh Giant and Höegh Esperanza, as well as USD 2.1 million in revenue recognition of insurance proceeds and other reimbursement.The combination of higher revenues and lower voyage expenses resulted in EBITDA of USD 47.9 million for the period, compared with USD 40.3 million for the previous quarter.During the third quarter, Höegh LNG received commitment letters for the financing of its two FSRUs under construction making the newbuilding program fully financed.“We are pleased to deliver Höegh LNG’s best underlying quarterly results on record, with EBITDA up 19% compared to Q2, reflecting continued operational excellence and a full quarter of income from Höegh Esperanza under its contract with CNOOC in China. Our financial position is solid, and with debt commitments received for the financing of our two newbuildings, as well as for our first refinancing completed well ahead of maturity, we are fully financed across the fleet at attractive terms,” Støhle said.
New Delhi: Businessman Ratul Puri, who was arrested in a bank fraud case, moved an application before a Delhi court Thursday saying he wants to surrender in the money laundering case related to the AgustaWestland chopper scam.Puri, nephew of Madhya Pradesh CM Kamal Nath, filed the plea before Special Judge Arvind Kumar, who has put up the matter for Friday.The court had Wednesday refused to cancel a non-bailable warrant (NBW) against him in the money laundering case related to the chopper scam.Puri is already in the custody of Enforcement Directorate (ED) in the alleged bank fraud case related to his company Moser Baer.The application, moved advocate Vijay Aggarwal, also prayed for the production of Puri in the court so that he can surrender before the judge.
Starbucks closed about 1,100 Canadian locations this afternoon for training on race, bias and inclusion.This @Starbucks on 5 St. and 6 Ave SW is one of about 1,100 locations across Canada closing early for inclusiveness training today. #yyc pic.twitter.com/Pvs7qIVm6e— Crystal Laderas (@CrisLaderas) June 11, 2018In a letter to customers, Starbucks Canada president Michael Conway says the training will involve sharing experiences, listening to experts, reflecting on the realities of bias in society and talking about how employees can create public spaces where everyone feels like they belong.The training comes after the Seattle-based company publicly apologized for the arrest of two black men who had been refused permission to use the washroom of a Starbucks coffee shop in Philadelphia.In his letter, Conway calls the incident “reprehensible” and says the training isn’t just about what happened in Philadelphia, but about humanity and making sure all customers feel safe and welcome.In late May, 8,000 U.S. locations were shut for an afternoon for similar training.