Shotgun hold-up at Co-op

May 3, 2021 0 Comments

first_imgTwo men violently robbed an Oxford supermarket last Friday night, escaping with a five-figure sum. The robbery occurred at approximately 10.30pm at the Coop on Banbury Road, when the men bound up three workers with tape and brandished a weapon, thought to be a shotgun. They also sprayed pepper spray into the eyes of one male member of staff who had to be treated at the John Radcliffe Hospital. A 29-strong team of armed officers and dog handlers were immediately dispatched to the area after police were notified. Detective Parsons of Oxford CID described the two thieves as white males, both of a muscular build and dressed smartly, wearing clothes “similar to that of night club doormen”. One man, about 40, was of a very large build, taller than 6ft, and bald. The other, about 30, was smaller. Parsons told Cherwell, “One of the men was wearing sunglasses, which might have stood out, considering it was night time.” He also believes that one of the men may have smelt pungently after his escape as the pepper spray would have hung on his clothes for some time. A co-op spokesman said, “this was a very upsetting and shocking incident for our staff.” Staff at the Co-op said they had been told not to discuss the robbery. Anyone with information should call 08458 505505 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.ARCHIVE: 4th week TT 2004last_img read more

News story: Governments consider views on geological disposal

April 20, 2021 0 Comments

first_imgConsultations exploring views on planning and selecting a site for a Geological Disposal Facility (GDF) in partnership with willing host communities have now closed following a 12-week consultation period which concluded in mid-April 2018.In January 2018, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, covering England and Northern Ireland, and the Welsh Government, opened consultations for stakeholders and members of the public to help shape policies on the geological disposal programme – the draft Working with Communities policy and the draft National Policy Statement.Geological disposal involves isolating radioactive waste in a highly-engineered facility deep underground and within multiple protective barriers, to ensure that no harmful quantities of radioactivity ever reach the surface environment. Across the world, geological disposal, preceded by safe and secure interim storage, is acknowledged as the best solution for managing higher-activity radioactive wastes in the long-term.There were more than 200 responses to the consultations. It is anticipated that governments will finalise policies in the near future, allowing Radioactive Waste Management as the delivery body to take forward the next stage of the process, namely community engagement and information provision.last_img read more

Press release: Brokenshire: hundreds of thousands of families helped to change their lives for the better

April 20, 2021 0 Comments

first_imgA programme supporting families with complex problems has reduced the proportion of children going into care, adults claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance and juvenile convictions, Communities Secretary Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP has today (19 March 2019) confirmed.Evidence from the National Evaluation of the Troubled Families Programme shows that the scheme has improved outcomes for families and helped reform local services.Communities Secretary Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP commended the positive effect the programme is having in communities across the country by working with whole families to provide additional stability, practical support and help them overcome complicated issues including ‘worklessness’, uncontrolled debt and truancy.When compared to a similar control group, the programme of targeted intervention was found to have: children were over 9 times more likely to be classified as a Child in Need adults were over 9 times more likely to have a caution or conviction adults were 5 times more likely to be claiming benefits children were nearly 3 times more likely to be persistently absent from school Last month, a £9.5 million fund was also made available within the existing Troubled Families Programme, which will focus on supporting children and families vulnerable to knife crime and gang culture – with a further £300,000 available to train frontline staff on how to tackle childhood trauma. The money has gone to community-backed projects in 21 areas across England.Since the current programme began in 2015, local authorities and their partners have worked with over 400,000 eligible families. This compares with only 2,000 families who had received whole family support in England between January 2006 and March 2010.In addition to supporting families struggling with a variety of issues in their lives, the report outlines how the programme is helping develop long-term change across local services including police, schools, social care and Jobcentres.Services and professionals are now better connected and working in partnership. Rather than circling around families with multiple and separate assessments and appointments, local authorities are using the programme to work across organisational and cultural boundaries to achieve better lives for the families in need.The Secretary of State is committed to improving the programme further, including asking whether Troubled Families is the best name and whether it should be changed to better reflect its positive and supportive ethos and to deepen the engagement for the work.Further informationRead the national evaluation of the Troubled Families Programme 2015 to 2020 report.This is the fourth evaluation update and it brings together findings from the latest analysis of national and local datasets, a cost benefit analysis, case study research and staff survey research.Find more information on the £9.8 million Supporting Families Against Youth Crime fund.The current Troubled Families Programme was rolled out in England in April 2015 and replaced the first programme which had been in place since 2012. The programme will continue support for disadvantaged families with complex problems and aims to achieve significant and sustained progress with up to 400,000 families by 2020.The National Evaluation confirms that the programme continues to reach families with complex and multiple problems. In the year before starting the programme, families on the programme had the following characteristics compared to the general population: Email [email protected] over two fifths of troubled families had a family member with a mental health issue just over a fifth of troubled families had a family member affected by an incident of domestic abuse or violence Social media – MHCLG Contact form https://forms.communit… General enquiries: please use this number if you are a member of the public 030 3444 0000 In addition: The Troubled Families Programme supports families with complex, interconnected problems such as anti-social behaviour, mental health problems or domestic violence.Rather than responding to each problem, or single family member separately, assigned Troubled Families keyworkers engage with the whole family. Through this approach they coordinate support from a range of services to identify and address family issues as early as possible rather than merely reacting to crises.Dame Louise Casey said: Office address and general enquiriescenter_img 2 Marsham StreetLondonSW1P 4DF Media enquiries We all need support and commitment to achieve our full potential. We’re all the product of other people’s kindness. That starts with stronger families – as the cornerstone of stronger communities – and this is the driving spirit of the Troubled Families programme. Fresh thinking is needed now more than ever to meet the challenges we face – like knife crime and gang culture. This programme is proving it has a valuable role to play as we look forwards to the upcoming Spending Review. It’s inspiring to see agencies working better together to help people succeed but the real story is the thousands of people who’ve taken control of their own lives. People are being helped to help themselves. Please use this number if you are a journalist wishing to speak to Press Office 0303 444 1209 If your enquiry is related to COVID-19 please check our guidance page first before you contact us – https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-for-local-government.If you still need to contact us please use the contact form above to get in touch, because of coronavirus (COVID-19). If you send it by post it will not receive a reply within normal timescale. Speaking at the Centre for Social Justice, Communities Secretary Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP said: reduced the proportion of children on the programme going into care by a third reduced the proportion of adults on the programme going to prison by a quarter and juvenile convictions by 15% supported more people on the programme back in work with 10% fewer people claiming Jobseekers Allowance Since 2012, the first and current Troubled Families Programmes have – very deliberately – shaken up the way families with complex problems are supported, ensuring they are identified earlier to get the help they need, which is completely focused on helping families live better lives. Helping families to help themselves so their kids are not taken into care or family members ending up in prison and getting more people from the programme into work is testament to what frontline staff can do with the right resources and backing. This evaluation shows it was absolutely right to have invested so much in this approach since 2012. Twitter – https://twitter.com/mhclgFlickr – http://www.flickr.com/photos/mhclgLinkedIn – http://www.linkedin.com/company/mhclglast_img read more

Phish Releases First-Ever Full-Show “Tweezer” Sandwich On LivePhish.com

March 2, 2021 0 Comments

first_imgToday, Phish shared a new archival release of their 9/18/99 show at Coors Amphitheatre in Chula Vista, CA. With the band’s fourth-ever “Tweezer” show opener, sandwiching impressive first set jams, a saucy 20+ minute “Boogie On Reggae Woman” second set opener, a crowd-sourced “Meatstick”, 15+ minute “Harry Hood, and more between the “Tweezer Reprise” closer in the second encore slot, the ’99 Chula Vista show is certainly work revisiting. In fact, it’s the band’s first-ever full show Tweezer Sandwich.Read the notes from LivePhish.com below:Starting in the Pacific Northwest (including Boise) in what was technically still summer, Phish’s fall 1999 tour landed at Shoreline for two shows. After Shoreline, the tour followed the lines going south more than eight hours to San Diego for a show the very next day. Coors Amphitheatre, as it was originally named, is a scenic 20,500 seat amphitheatre built on a former dairy farm near San Diego and opened in 1998. Saturday, September 18th was the eighth show of fall tour and the first Phish show in Chula Vista.The band rewarded those who traveled down to Chula Vista with a Tweezer opener that blew the leaves right off the palm trees. The fourth-ever Tweezer show opener (first since Island Tour) led to more Set I highlights like a hot Wilson > Maze and a deep grooving Tube > Rocky Top to end set I. In a mighty display of openers, set II launched straight into the stratosphere with a supersized Boogie On Reggae Woman. Next came the syrupy funk of Meatstick > Free, giving the Southern California crowd a chance to join the latest Phish dance craze. Set II continued with a dripping psychedelic Harry Hood, and a Contact > Tweezer Reprise encore that cemented Chula Vista 1999’s place in Phish history as the first-ever full-show Tweezer Sandwich.– During Meatstick, the band brought members of the audience onstage to help teach the West Coast crowd the Meatstick dance– Recorded by Paul Languedoc– Post-Production by Kevin Shapiro– Mastered by Fred Kevorkian at Kevorkian MasteringPurchase Phish’s 9/18/99 Coors Amphitheatre, Chula Vista, CA show here, or stream it on the LivePhish app.Setlist: Phish | Coors Amphitheatre | Chula Vista, CA | 9/18/99SET 1: Tweezer, Roses Are Free > Wilson > Maze, Brian and Robert, Tube > Rocky TopSET 2: Boogie On Reggae Woman, Meatstick > Free > Bouncing Around the Room, Harry Hood > Frankenstein > CavernENCORE: Contact > Tweezer Reprise[Wilson contained a How High the Moon tease from Mike and Hood contained Stash teases from Trey. Trey brought a fan onstage from the crowd to help teach the Meatstick dance.]last_img read more

97 homes to be auctioned off in Brisbane this weekend

October 6, 2020 0 Comments

first_img6 Burnham Road, Bardon Qld 4065 9 Ungalla St, Enoggera Qld 4051 The city is not too far away in the distance. Its heritage features have been preserved. 30 Joseph Street, Camp Hill Qld 4152 But it’s got modern sensibilities too, especially with open plan entertaining.It’s since been relocated to Taringa, “substantially extended and lovingly renovated in 2005”.A three bedder on a 607sq m block with 15m frontage at 9 Ungalla St, Enoggera, was also among that have sold beforehand, as well as a two-bedroom unit at 5/8 Bonney Avenue, Clayfield, and a four-bedroom house at 16 Harefield Street, Indooroopilly. 30 Joseph Street, Camp Hill, has gone under contract before it could go to auction.SIX homes have already sold ahead of the weekend, with the auction of 97 others set to go ahead in Brisbane.A total of 98 properties had been set to go under the hammer on Saturday, but six have already gone under contract, all within 10kn of the CBD. -Reno-ready Queenslander ready to go under hammer -Large estate in 10km ring set for auction -Homes under the hammer 99 Broomfield Street, Taringa Qld 4068A relocated classic 1920s Queenslander at 99 Broomfield Street, Taringa, now called “Story Bridge” has also sold beforehand. It was apparently originally located by the base of the Story Bridge on Main Street in Kangaroo Point for 85 years. The Taringa home is a classic stunner. A beautiful airy home.Among the homes that have sold was a four bedroom, three bathroom character house at 30 Joseph Street, Camp Hill, which is ready for summer with a stunning glass-framed pool and views towards the city skyline.A three bedroom pre-war house with loads of potential and space at 6 Burnham Road, Bardon, also gone under contract ahead of time. It had been marketed as appealing to owner occupiers or those with plans for a significant renovation. 5/8 Bonney Avenue, Clayfield Qld 4011 Loads of room to grow out back in Bardon. 16 Harefield Street, Indooroopilly Qld 4068Here’s the full schedule of when the remaining 97 homes will go under the hammer this weekend. BRISBANE AUCTION TIMETABLE: SATURDAY: 8:00AM 31 Sparkes Street, Chermside, Qld 4032 9:00AM 6 Suvla Street, Balmoral, Qld 4171 8 Darnley Street, Rocklea, Qld 4106 11 Reid Street, Windsor, Qld 4030 107 Merthyr Road, New Farm, Qld 4005 109 Shrapnel Road, Cannon Hill, Qld 4170 253 Carmody Road, St Lucia, Qld 4067 9:15AM 519 Robinson Road West, Aspley, Qld 4034 9:30AM 18 Waruda Street, Bracken Ridge, Qld 4017 6/23 Bligh Street, Nundah, Qld 4012 10/8 Dunmore Terrace, Auchenflower, Qld 4066 10:00AM 309A Horizon Drive, Westlake, Qld 4074 311 Horizon Drive, Westlake, Qld 4074 56 Brodie Street, Holland Park West, Qld 4121 4107/18 Parkside Circuit, Hamilton, Qld 4007 297 Haven Rd, Pullenvale, Qld 4069 11/26 Archer Street, Toowong, Qld 4066 23 Central Avenue, Paddington, Qld 4064 13 Wells Lane, Toowong, Qld 4066 39 Accession Street, Bardon, Qld 4065 215 Arthur Street, Teneriffe, Qld 4005 18 Boswell Terrace, Wynnum, Qld 4178 24 Pelham Street, Coorparoo, Qld 4151 18 Bangalla Street, Auchenflower, Qld 4066 10:15AM 26 Lamington Avenue, Ascot, Qld 4007 10:30AM 35 Plum Street, Runcorn, Qld 4113 3/104 Windermere Road, Hamilton, Qld 4007 1-3/23 Gorham Street, Tingalpa, Qld 4173 16 Harts Road, Indooroopilly, Qld 4068 313 Warrigal Road, Eight Mile Plains, Qld 4113 900 Sandgate Road, Clayfield, Qld 4011 11:00AM 98 Raymont Road (Cnr Southerden Avenue), Grange, Qld 4051 12 Ardell Street, Kenmore, Qld 4069 14 Ardell Street, Kenmore, Qld 4069 16 Ardell Street, Kenmore, Qld 4069 More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus22 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market22 hours ago 12, 14,16 Ardell Street, Kenmore, Qld 4069 23 Carnation Road, Manly West, Qld 4179 47 Mansfield Street, Coorparoo, Qld 4151 35 Emma Street, Wooloowin, Qld 4030 16/220 Kedron Brook Road, Wilston, Qld 4051 56 Park Terrace, Sherwood, Qld 4075 30 Wynne Street, Sunnybank Hills, Qld 4109 11:30AM 291 Rode Road, Wavell Heights, Qld 4012 29 Macquarie Way, Drewvale, Qld 4116 2 Sapphire Street, Holland Park, Qld 4121 12:00PM 155 Kingsley Tce, Manly, Qld 4179 60 Janda Street, Robertson, Qld 4109 78 Woodhill Avenue, Coorparoo, Qld 4151 24 Saigon Place, Inala, Qld 4077 73 The Village Avenue, Coopers Plains, Qld 4108 19 Collins Street, Corinda, Qld 4075 12 Mein Street, Hendra, Qld 4011 94 Adelaide Street, Carina, Qld 4152 11 Hamson Terrace, Nundah, Qld 4012 59 Leicester Street, Coorparoo, Qld 4151 11 Taylors Road, Gaythorne, Qld 4051 12:30PM 2/57 Armagh Street, Clayfield, Qld 4011 60 Rilatt Street, Wavell Heights, Qld 4012 1:00PM 14 Emma Street, Wooloowin, Qld 4030 12 First Street, Camp Hill, Qld 4152 19 Ludwick Street, Cannon Hill, Qld 4170 1/60 Thynne Road, Morningside, Qld 4170 1:30PM 29 Raven Street, Camp Hill, Qld 4152 24 Tasman Boulevard, Fitzgibbon, Qld 4018 1/139 Beatrice Terrace, Ascot, Qld 4007 29 Landseer Street, Sunnybank Hills, Qld 4109 2:00PM 97 Kedron Park Road, Wooloowin, Qld 4030 152 Brighton Tce, Brighton, Qld 4017 31 Pavo Street, Camp Hill, Qld 4152 15 Norman Street, Ascot, Qld 4007 21/14 Montrose Road, Taringa, Qld 4068 1 Garrett Street, Murarrie, Qld 4172 97 Greta Street, Manly West, Qld 4179 2:30PM 64 Sixth Avenue, Kedron, Qld 4031 30 Highbury Street, Acacia Ridge, Qld 4110 75 Cavan Street, Annerley, Qld 4103 118 Lower Cairns Terrace, Paddington, Qld 4064 3:00PM 11 Hardgrave Road, West End, Qld 4101 66 Central Avenue, Indooroopilly, Qld 4068 112 Malcolm Street, Hawthorne, Qld 4171 27 Jericho Circuit, Murarrie, Qld 4172 3:30PM 110 Crewe Street, Mount Gravatt East, Qld 4122 3/53 Nudgee Road, Hamilton, Qld 4007 7/12 Ford Street, Clayfield, Qld 4011 20 Andes Street, Manly West, Qld 4179 4:00PM 12 Waterview Terrace, Dutton Park, Qld 4102 17 Densmore Street, Bracken Ridge, Qld 4017 43 Newmarket Road, Windsor, Qld 4030 4:30PM 26 Marsala Street, Calamvale, Qld 4116 5:00PM 17 Briarwood Street, Carindale, Qld 4152 77 Burn Street, Camp Hill, Qld 4152 6:00PM 52 Mayfield Road, Carina, Qld 4152 SUNDAY: 10:00AM 1285 Stanley Street East, Norman Park, Qld 4170 11:00AM 18 Morningvale Place, Mitchelton, Qld 4053 12:00PM 4 Janette Street, Camp Hill, Qld 4152 12:30PM 24 Moorbell Street, Tarragindi, Qld 4121 1:00PM 9104/50 Parkside Circuit, Hamilton, Qld 4007 (Source: realestate.com.au) FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK FREE: GET THE COURIER-MAIL’S REALESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO INBOXlast_img read more

Shabby Gold Coast unit block and beach shack fetch almost $2 million at auction

September 28, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgThe beachfront site was called on the market at $1.82 million. A local businessman plans to land bank the site.A high-profile local businessman purchased the block, which was best suited as a new house site, according to Mr Dowker. “The buyer purchased it as a long-term hold, it’s a land banking investment for his property portfolio,” he said. “The interest in that area has really gained popularity in the last three or four years. “It’s low density, a narrow corridor with easy access to amenities and the main attraction is that it’s a very relaxed vibe there. “It’s not vibrant at all, just a very chilled, laid-back living environment.” The four dwelling are rented out for $1160 each week.The four two-bedroom pads reap $1160 rental income each week and are in original condition. Bilinga has a $885,000 median house price, which has grown by 63.9 per cent in the last three years, according to the latest CoreLogic data. Its median unit price has jumped 30 per cent in that time frame and sits at $637,000. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p360p360p216p216pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenWhy location is everything in real estate01:59 This shabby beachfront shack and set of units fetched an eye-watering price at auction.A SHABBY block of units and beachfront shack that are among the oldest in their area have fetched almost $2 million at a competitive auction.The Bilinga site, which houses four dilapidated dwellings, went under the hammer in early July and had five bidders vie for the keys. The 506sq m property was announced on the market at $1.82 million and the hammer fell at a staggering $1.936 million — more than $100,000 above expectations. It sold for a whopping $1.936 million.Ray White Mermaid Beach agent Troy Dowker, who marketed the property at 124 Pacific Pde, said bidding kicked off at $1.5 million with 51 bids placed in total. Bidding started in $100,000 and $50,000 increments before dropping down to $5000 and $1000 bids as the almost 30 minute auction drew to an end. “There is an original 1940s circa house at the front and three 1950s circa flats tacked onto the back of it,” Mr Dowker said. “They are all fibro and would be one of the oldest in the area. “The sale underpins the strength of the beachfront market in the southern end.” MORE NEWS: Olympian strike gold as holiday home fetches millions More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa10 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day ago MORE NEWS: Inside the Coast’s highest selling properties Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. 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Sovcomflot Orders LNG-Fueled Tanker Trio from Zvezda

September 28, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgRussian shipping major Sovcomflot placed an order for three product carriers that use LNG fuel as their primary fuel in late December.The company said that it ordered the MR vessels from compatriot Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex on December 28, 2018.To feature a deadweight of 51,000 tonnes each, the units would transport petroleum products and gas condensate under long-term time charter agreements with Novatek, one of the largest independent natural gas producers in Russia.SCF said that each tanker would have an ice class of 1B, enabling safe operations in areas with challenging ice conditions, including the Baltic.“The technical specification of the tankers reflects the international regulatory limits on sulphur, nitrogen and greenhouse gas emissions, which will come into effect in 2020,” SCF added.The deal comes on the back of an order for two 114,000 dwt LNG-fueled Aframax crude oil tankers, which Sovcomflot placed with Zvezda in September 2018.last_img read more

Decriminalising euthanasia will open flood gates – Family First

September 27, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgNewstalk ZB 30 April 2012One family lobby group expects the flood gates would be opened up by decriminalising euthanasia. The issue has come under the spotlight again as Labour’s Maryan Street prepares a private members bill to give people the choice around how and when they finish their life. Family First national director Bob McCoskrie is against the idea, saying it could be the start of a slippery slope. “When we decriminalise euthanasia, we then send an underlying message to disabled, to sick people, to elderly people, even to socially disadvantaged people, that they can be a burden upon their families, upon the taxpayer.” Mr McCoskrie says they would then look to euthanasia as the perfect solution. He says research from around the world shows voluntary euthanasia, with strict legal safeguards and reporting measures doesn’t work. He wants a shift in focus. “At the end of the day I think we should be focusing on giving people quality and social palliative care rather than sending a message that euthanasia will simply solve the problem.”http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/auckland/news/nbhea/1969541066-Decriminalising-euthanasia-will-open-flood-gateslast_img read more

Cuba battling first major cholera outbreak in half a century.

September 26, 2020 0 Comments

first_img Sharing is caring! 24 Views   no discussions More than 50 people have reportedly been infected and authorities say the cholera outbreak is under control but four hospitals have been prepared to quarantine patients.HAVANA, Cuba, Monday July 9, 2012 – At least three people and as many as 15 are said to have died in Cuba over the past few weeks as the island’s first major cholera outbreak in more than 50 years spreads.Most of the cases were in Cuba’s south-eastern Granma province but it appears now that the disease has travelled the more than 750km (470 miles) to Havana.The latest reports from the BBC are that a 60-year-old woman admitted to a Havana hospital last Wednesday (July 4) has been confirmed with the disease. As she was diagnosed early, doctors say she is in a stable condition.According to the BBC and Reuters, official reports are that three people have died of cholera and another 50 have been diagnosed with the illness in an outbreak caused by contaminated well water, while about 1,000 have received medical attention. The three people who died ranged in age from 66 to 95-years-old and reportedly suffered from other chronic health problems.However, according to the CMC, Havana independent journalist Calixto Martinez reports that the outbreak has killed at least 15 people and affected hundreds more. He said he had obtained information from residents and health workers in the region.More than 50 people have reportedly been infected and authorities say the outbreak is under control but four hospitals have been prepared to quarantine patients.On Tuesday (July 3), the Cuban government said the illness was caused by contaminated well water and it blamed recent heavy rains and high temperatures for the water problems, which forced the closure of some wells and the chlorination of the water system in the hardest hit areas.The Public Health Ministry said in a statement that the township of Mazanillo in the southeast province of Granma had suffered the most cholera cases, which have occurred in the last few weeks, but that the outbreak is slowing.Cholera is an intestinal infection that can lead to death if not treated promptly and properly. Cholera outbreaks have been rare, or at least not publicized, in Cuba since the 1959 revolution and the creation of a national health system by the communist government. The Health Ministry said the last reported cholera outbreak on the island was soon after the 1959 Revolution.According to the BBC, while it is not clear what the source of the cholera is, there is speculation that there is a Haiti link.Hundreds of medical professionals from the centre of the Cuban infection, including nurses, have worked and continue to work with patients in Haiti, where tens of thousands of people were infected after the devastating earthquake in 2010.Cuba’s health ministry has stated that it has the “resources necessary for the adequate attention to patients in all the health institutions” during this cholera outbreak.They said they had taken a series of measures, including taking samples of water and adding chlorine to purify it, to combat the outbreak.Caribbean 360 News Share Sharecenter_img NewsRegional Cuba battling first major cholera outbreak in half a century. by: – July 9, 2012 Share Tweetlast_img read more

Video: Timo Werner first Chelsea training emerges online

September 24, 2020 0 Comments

first_img Read Also: Willian to agree new Chelsea deal this week According to reports, Werner is set to take the top sport with a £170k-a-week deal and, in accordance to Spotrac’s wages for Chelsea, that would make him number one. Christian Pulisic is currently top of the list on £158k followed by Kepa Arrizabalaga on £150k and N’Golo Kante on £144k, while Willian is currently in fourth with his £138k wage. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Chelsea’s new signing Timo Werner has taken part in his first training session at the club’s Cobham training ground following his £53 million move from Bundesliga side RB Leipzig. The 24-year-old, who is reportedly set to pocket £170,000-a-week at Stamford Bridge after the club met his release clause, has been in scintillating form this season, scoring 35 goals in all competitions. Werner was heavily linked with a move to Premier League leaders Liverpool for a number of months but Lampard’s men managed to get a deal over the line. The impressive addition of Dutch winger Hakim Ziyech from Ajax in a £33 million deal is another great piece of business, while it appears Kai Havertz is another man destined for Stamford Bridge. Loading… In terms of Havertz’s movement in the window, the attacking midfielder will reportedly become Chelsea’s fifth highest earner next season, if Chelsea can agree terms with Bayer Leverkusen for the young forward. Those reported terms would put him on a basic wage of £140,000-a-week, plus bonuses, which would make him the Blues’ fifth highest earner.center_img While his new teammates had the day off, Werner trained on his own, building up his fitness as well as participating in dribbling drills and finishing practice. Chelsea are certainly making a big impression in the transfer window. He will certainly be a welcome addition as Frank Lampard prepares to make a title push next season. And after the German striker was in attendance for the club’s win over Wolves at the weekend, Werner has now taken part in his first training session and he looks sharp. Promoted ContentTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopIncredible Discoveries That Puzzled The Whole WorldBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs10 Phones That Can Easily Fit In The Smallest Pocket8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits EarthWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The WorldThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love With10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read Morelast_img read more