Daily Kos Elections 2020 downballot liveblog thread #6

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U.S. prepares for worst four months of the pandemic

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Dave Allen announces retirement from boxing | Boxing News

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Jack Grealish: Aston Villa playmaker to make first competitive England start against Belgium | Football News

first_imgSky Sports brings you live updates as they happen. Get breaking sports news, analysis, exclusive interviews, replays and highlights.Sky Sports is your trusted source for breaking sports news headlines and live updates. Watch live coverage of your favourite sports: Football, F1, Boxing, Cricket, Golf, Tennis, Rugby League, Rugby Union, NFL, Darts, Netball and get the latest transfers news, results, scores and more.Visit skysports.com or the Sky Sports App for all the breaking sports news headlines. You can receive push notifications from the Sky Sports app for the latest news from your favourite sports and you can also follow @SkySportsNews on Twitter to get the latest updates.- Advertisement – Jack Grealish will make his first competitive England start as Gareth Southgate’s side face Belgium in their Nations League Group B encounter on Sunday night.This is a breaking news story that is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh this page for the latest updates.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

Mi, Redmi, Poco Phone Users Facing a Bootloop Issue, Xiaomi Promises a Fix

first_img“This fix may need consumers to get their devices flashed at a service centre,” the company said. It is, however, unclear whether the fix would cause any data loss to the affected users.Xiaomi didn’t provide any clarity on which app is causing the issue to users. However, some users speculate that it came due to the Airtel Thanks app.Airtel Global CIO Harmeen Mehta in a tweet posted on Saturday underlined that the telco had worked with Xiaomi to find the cause and was preparing a fix. She also stated that a small tweak had already been provided in the Airtel Thanks app to temporarily resolve the problem.- Advertisement – Mi, Redmi, and Poco users are facing an issue that puts their phones into a bootloop, making them restart again and again. The problem, which appears to have impacted a large number of users, emerges after the phones receive an error that reads, “Find Device closed unexpectedly.” Although Xiaomi is investigating the issue, the company has noted in a statement that it emerged due to certain lines of code misbehaving during an app update. A fix has also been promised that the company said will reach affected users shortly.As per the user reports on social media, the phones running a MIUI 12.05 Global Stable ROM seem to have chiefly impacted due to the issue. The affected users aren’t able to make any changes from their end as the phones start rebooting in the loop. Some users also lost their data as they eventually had to reset their phones. @IndiaPOCO Hi Poco Team, Recently I bought poco x3 mobile, yesterday I got new update called MIUI 12.05 stable. After updating it. I’m facing an issue called “Find phone closed unexpectedly”. I can’t able use my mobile it continuously restarting if open the mobile.Please help me pic.twitter.com/9wDAJh1kpt— Deepak Kumar (@deepakbuzz) November 13, 2020- Advertisement – Having said that, there is no clarity on how the affected users would be able to fix the bootloop issue on their devices. Airtel, on its part, also didn’t provide any details on whether it would provide a resolution through a server-side update to the Airtel Thanks app as the issue isn’t apparently allowing the users to access the app or install any of its updates from Google Play.Is Redmi Note 9 the perfect successor to Redmi Note 8? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below. The issue isn’t limited to a certain smartphone model and has been reported by a list of Mi, Redmi, and Poco devices, including the Mi 10T Pro, Mi 10, Redmi K20 Pro, Redmi Note 9, Redmi Note 7 Pro, and Poco X3, among others. Also, it isn’t likely to be limited to India as a user from Nigeria has also reported an identical problem on Twitter.Xiaomi acknowledged the issue in the statement to Gadgets 360 and said that it was due to an app update. The company also assured that an update would arrive by this week. Meanwhile, some “temporary containment measures” are already in place, according to Xiaomi.- Advertisement – @IndiaPOCO Hi Poco Team, Recently I bought poco x3 mobile, I got new update called MIUI 12.0.5 stable. After updating it. I’m facing an issue called “Find device closed unexpectedly”.I can’t able use my mobile it continuously restarting if open the mobile.@cmanmohan @s_anuj— suryaneni Venugopal (@SuryaneniV) November 16, 2020 – Advertisement –last_img read more

Taylor Swift, Big Machine Records Fallout: Everything We Know

first_img– Advertisement – There is no end in sight for the back-and-forth drama between Taylor Swift and her former label Big Machine Records’ executives Scott Borchetta and Scooter Braun.Since June 2019, the Grammy winner has been at war with the big-wig business partners over the rights to the music she recorded before switching to Republic Records the previous November. Braun acquired Big Machine and Swift’s back catalog of master recordings as part of an estimated $300 million deal.- Advertisement – Shortly after the acquisition news broke, the “Bad Blood” singer took to Tumblr to alert fans that she “had to make the excruciating choice to leave behind my past.” In her blog post, she claimed she “learned about Scooter Braun’s purchase of my masters as it was announced to the world” and called out the talent manager for years of “incessant, manipulative bullying” at the hands of his clients Justin Bieber and Kanye West. She called the deal her “worst case scenario.”Borchetta and Braun’s wife, Yael Cohen, were among those who publicly rebutted the claims in the Tumblr post, while celebrities including Halsey, Kelly Clarkson, Ed Sheeran and Cher sided with Swift.- Advertisement – Scroll down for a complete timeline of everything we know so far. The drama eventually simmered down, and Swift released her seventh album, Lover, in August 2019. However, less than three months later, she exposed Braun and Borchetta once again after they allegedly tried to block her from performing her old hits at the 2019 American Music Awards, where she is being honored as Artist of the Decade. She also claimed on social media that the executives “declined the use of my older music or performance footage” for a Netflix documentary that she has in the works.Big Machine slammed Swift’s post as “calculated,” saying in a November 2019 statement that it does “not have the right to keep her from performing live anywhere.” The label, however, did not explicitly address claims that it had barred the pop star from performing her old material.“While Big Machine is not directly blocking her performance, they are putting a roadblock in her way as far as performing these particular songs,” music industry lawyer Erin M. Jacobson told Us Weekly.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Stopping Marburg requires bucking Angolan customs

first_imgApril 19, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – Healthcare workers battling the worst outbreak of the lethal Marburg virus are facing cultural barriers that have hampered prevention efforts in Uige Province in northern Angola. Angolan officials have said the outbreak is coming under control, but international aid workers have not confirmed that conclusion, Reuters reported. The death toll had reached 235 people, with 500 people under surveillance following possible exposure to the virus, according to Angola’s Health Ministry and the World Health Organization (WHO), as reported by Agence France-Presse (AFP) on Apr 17. Aid workers are making progress in persuading Angolans to greet one another with bows and curtsies instead of handshakes and hugs, Reuters reported today. However, authorities remain concerned that people are avoiding the provincial hospital’s isolation ward, which is seen as the key to stopping transmission. On Apr 17, three WHO doctors in Uige disinfected the body of a 1-year-old girl who had died of Marburg, and also cleaned her family’s home, the Times reported. Pierre Formenty, one of the doctors who prepared the girl for the funeral, described the process as building trust. Officials can’t force people to stay in the isolation ward, WHO spokesman Dave Daigle told Reuters. If patients opt to stay at home, “We have to tell relatives how to care for them in the safest way possible.” “We can stop an outbreak like this in two or three weeks if the people trust us and cooperate with us,” Formenty told the Times. “We are fighting the battle of the disease, but first we have to win the battle of the heart, and the battle of the funeral.”center_img Keeping people from touching infected bodies is another key to preventing Marburg’s spread, yet it’s a challenge in a country where funeral traditions call for washing the body and kissing it goodbye, news services reported. There is no cure for Marburg, a fast-developing hemorrhagic fever that has killed about 90% of its victims in this outbreak. That’s why health authorities are emphasizing preventive efforts, some of which run counter to Angolan traditions. Healthcare workers have sought to enlist traditional healers and leaders to tell Angolans about the infectious hazards posed by such funeral practices, Reuters reported. In one example reported by the New York Times today, a pregnant woman who was close to term was taken to the isolation unit Apr 16. She escaped by car within an hour. She had tested positive for the virus. “I hope she dies before she has the baby,” Enzo Pisani, a doctor with an Italian aid group, told the newspaper. “She could infect 20 people” in the course of delivery.last_img read more

Avian flu control plan to focus on small farms

first_imgJul 7, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – International health agencies said yesterday that their plan to battle avian influenza will focus on educating small-scale farmers, segregating animal species on backyard farms, and vaccinating poultry.At the end of a conference in Malaysia, officials said their multi-pronged plan still has a chance to prevent a human flu pandemic by reducing opportunities for the H5N1 virus to spread from poultry to humans. Officials estimated the cost of the plan at about $250 million, which will have to come mostly from donor countries.”The meeting agreed that the avian influenza situation in Asia was extremely serious but determined that there was still a window of opportunity to ward off a pandemic,” the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a joint statement.The H5N1 virus has infected 108 people and killed 54 since late 2003, according to the WHO. Disease experts fear that the virus will spark a pandemic if it acquires the ability to spread easily from person to person; so far it has not shown that ability.Delegates at the meeting in Kuala Lumpur concluded that the battle against the virus should focus on small-scale and backyard farms, with which most human cases of H5N1 infection have been linked, the FAO-WHO statement said.The plan has four objectives:To educate farmers and their families about the dangers of high-risk behavior and how to change their farming practicesTo ensure the segregation of different species, including chickens, ducks, and pigs, and to eliminate mingling of these animals with humansTo provide adequate incentives for farmers to report suspected avian flu outbreaks in their flocks and to apply control measuresTo pursue the vaccination of poultry flocks as part of a multi-element response to the avian flu threat in high-risk areasAuthorities are also concerned about “wet markets, where animals are often slaughtered in unsanitary conditions,” said Dr. Joseph Domenech, the FAO’s chief veterinary officer.Wet markets and the mingling of species on small farms increase the risk that avian flu viruses will pass between species and exchange genes with other flu viruses, potentially giving rise to dangerous new viruses, the agencies said.Dr. Shigeru Omi, the WHO’s regional director for the western Pacific, said the avian flu plan would give the world a “fighting chance” to stop the H5N1 virus. “We have no illusions about how hard the job will be, but we are not powerless,” he said. “This plan gives us a real chance to make a mark on history—as long as we work together with maximum energy and commitment.”Dr Dewan Sibartie, deputy head of the Scientific and Technical Department of the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), welcomed the agencies’ decision to include vaccination of poultry in their strategy, according to the FAO-WHO statement.”The acceptance of vaccination by WHO and the international scientific community as an important additional tool in the control of the disease in animals is particularly welcome, provided that the vaccine used complies with OIE standards and that vaccination is carried out under the supervision of OIE and veterinary services,” Sibartie said.To carry out the plan, it will cost the FAO and OIE about $100 million for surveillance, diagnosis, and vaccination, the agencies said. The WHO estimated the cost of public health efforts under the plan, including support for laboratory diagnosis, vaccine development, surveillance, and public education, at about $150 million.”Without international support, poor countries will not be able to battle bird flu,” said Domenech.According to an Associated Press (AP) report yesterday, Omi said the international agencies would organize a meeting by the end of this year to encourage wealthy countries to commit at least $250 million to help affected countries battle avian flu over the next 3 years.In related news, a WHO official voiced pessimism about the chance of containing an emerging pandemic if the H5N1 virus evolves into a form that spreads rapidly among people, according to an Agence France-Presse (AFP) report published yesterday.Hitoshi Oshitani, a Manila-based WHO expert in disease surveillance and response, said that if the virus mutates and erupts in one of Asia’s large cities, it will be impossible to prevent a pandemic, AFP reported.”If a pandemic starts we cannot do anything to stop it,” he said. “What we can do, once a pandemic starts, is just to reduce the negative impact by being better prepared.”Compared with flu, SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) was easy to control, because it was spread only by people who had fever, Oshitani told AFP. “Usually for influenza, it’s almost impossible to control,” he said. “That’s why we have huge outbreaks every year.”Control measures under consideration include treating infected people and surrounding communities with antiviral drugs and restricting their movement, Oshitani said. But if people with no symptoms were spreading a deadly flu in a country that couldn’t afford expensive medicine, stopping the disease would be almost impossible, he said.He said the WHO has 60,000 to 70,000 doses of antiviral drugs in its Manila regional office, but getting them to a remote community in time to stop the disease would be difficult.In Vietnam this week, authorities culled more than 7,000 ducks infected with avian flu in the central province of Quang Tri, according to a report yesterday by China’s People Daily. The story cited the Vietnam News Agency as its source.In Cambodia, tests have ruled out H5N1 avian flu in a 20-year-old man who died earlier this week and in 13 children who were hospitalized after eating cooked chicken, according to an AFP report today.The test results came as Cambodian hospitals were coping with an unusually large number of children suffering from an ordinary form of flu, the story said. More than 1,000 children have been hospitalized there in recent weeks.See also:FAO-WHO news releasehttp://www.fao.org/newsroom/en/news/2005/104565/index.htmllast_img read more

Spikes in US indicators point to intensifying pandemic

first_imgOct 23, 2009 (CIDRAP News) – Pandemic flu activity is now widespread in 46 states, five more than the previous week, causing an increasing number of school closures and starting to hit the young adult age-group harder, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said today.At a press briefing today, Tom Frieden, MD, director of the CDC, said, “We have had up until now many millions of cases of pandemic influenza in the U.S. And the numbers continue to increase.”Visits to doctors for flu-like illnesses, a general barometer of flu activity, were steeply higher for the week ending Oct 17, which the CDC said in an update today is higher then they see during the peak of many regular flu seasons.Hospitalization rates for lab-confirmed flu cases are also higher than expected for this time of year, the CDC said. For the second week in a row, deaths from flu and pneumonia increased.Eleven more flu-related pediatric deaths were reported to the CDC over the past week, nine of them confirmed as being caused by the pandemic H1N1 virus. The other two involved influenza A viruses that weren’t subtyped. The new reports raise the number of pediatric deaths from the pandemic H1N1 virus since April to 95, plus seven that were not subtyped.Though the CDC shares the public’s frustration about shortages of the pandemic H1N1 vaccine, it is also receiving reports of shortages of the seasonal flu vaccine. Frieden said so far 85 million of the season’s expected 116 million doses have been distributed, which unlike the pandemic vaccine go to providers through private channels.The CDC has just received new data about uptake of the seasonal flu vaccine, which suggests 60 million people have been immunized, according to Frieden. “That is way more, way sooner than in any prior year. That’s strong uptake and we hope that trend continues,” he added. Earlier this fall, public health officials urged Americans to receive the seasonal flu vaccine early to make way for providers to distribute the pandemic vaccine in October.See also:CDC pandemic H1N1 update pagehttp://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/update.htmlast_img read more