Cancellation of IRONMAN 70.3 Pucón 2020

first_img Related Citing force majeure and an unstable country situation in Chile, IRONMAN 70.3 Pucón 2020 has been cancelled. Chile itself has witnessed economic and political instability in recent months, with protests and rioting in parts of the country.The organising team has released a statement, and communicated directly with all athletes…After consulting with the respective authorities, local and main stakeholders, it was decided to postpone the 2020 edition of the Herbalife IRONMAN 70.3 Pucon triathlon, which was scheduled to take place on January 12.The Carozzi Kids Challenge and Carozzi Promotional Race, which were scheduled for January 9 and 10, 2020, are also postponed.Although a decision like this is never easy to make, it is clear that the current situation of the country and the community of Pucón does not allow the safety and quality standards that we require for our participants, volunteers, inhabitants and equipment to be guaranteed.For more information, participants should check the event website and their email.Athletes can opt for a full refund, reserve a spot for the 2021 edition of the event, or participate in one of the other IRONMAN events that run in South America. These include destinations such as Bariloche, Campeche, Florianópolis, Punta del Este and Río de Janeiro.The event will next be held on January 10, 2021, while the Promotional and Kids events will be held on the 7th and 8th of the same month.Pucón is in central Chile’s Lake District, lying on Lake Villarrica. It is seen an adventure tourism hub, with access to trails, water sports, as well as skiing and snowboarding.www.ironman.comlast_img read more

NEWS SCAN: Cheese Listeria outbreak update, hospital Listeria cases, Sierra Leone cholera ebbs, novel coronavirus

first_imgSep 21, 2012Cheese-related Listeria outbreak reaches 15 casesThe number of cases in a multistate Listeria outbreak tied to imported ricotta salata cheese has grown to 15 with the addition of one case in Washington state, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported today. All 15 patients were hospitalized, and three died, as reported previously. Cases have occurred in 12 states and Washington, DC, with illness onset dates ranging from Mar 12 to Aug 30. The cheese distributor, Forever Cheese Inc. of Long Island City, N.Y., recalled one lot of Marte brand Frescolina ricotta salata cheese on Sep 10 and later expanded the recall to all lots, according to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA also said today that the distributor has stopped importing cheese from the Italian maker, Fattorie Chiarappa SRL.Sep 21 CDC updateSep 21 FDA statementSep 12 CIDRAP News itemListeria lessons from hospital outbreakA 7-month investigation of a Listeria monocytogenes outbreak at five Texas hospitals in 2010 faced challenges but produced some useful lessons about testing and documenting patient’s food exposures, according to report yesterday in Clinical Infectious Diseases from researchers at the Texas Department of State Health Services. Ten patients were sickened in the outbreak, and listeriosis contributed to five deaths. Medical teams traced the source to chicken salad, then to prepackaged diced celery used in the salad. However, investigators were unable to identify the source of the contamination at the produce facility. Initial polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests were negative, and the organism required culturing to produce enough colonies for positive PCR results. The authors noted PCR rapid testing of food products might not be enough to detect low-level contamination and should be reevaluated. They also emphasized that the outbreak highlights the vulnerability of hospitalized patients, especially those who are immunocompromised, to Listeria infections.Sep 20 Clin Infect Dis abstractCholera cases in Sierra Leone near 19,000, but pace is ebbingCholera cases in Sierra Leone appear to be slowing, but agencies are warning the public to remain vigilant, Voice of America (VOA) reported yesterday. The World Health Organization (WHO) has now reported 18,919 cases in the country, including 273 fatalities, the story staid. Those numbers are up by 411 cases and 2 deaths since the last WHO update on the situation, on Sep 18. Cholera activity in Sierra Leone peaked in August at 2,100 cases per week but has now dropped to about 100 per week. William Perea, MD, MPH, WHO coordinator of the control of epidemic diseases, said the results are promising and show that case management and surveillance are working well, but it is still too early to scale back response efforts.Sep 20 VOA reportSep 18 WHO updateNovel coronavirus identified in Saudi ArabiaA doctor involved in the care of a patient with pneumonia in Saudi Arabia has isolated a novel human coronavirus, according to a report he posted on ProMed Mail, the online reporting system of the International Society for Infectious Diseases. Dr Ali Mohamed Zaki, a professor of microbiology at Dr Fekah Hospital in Jeddah, wrote that the virus was isolated from the sputum of a 60-year-old man whose pneumonia infection was associated with acute renal failure. The report did not say whether the patient recovered from the infection. The isolate tested negative for a host of respiratory viruses, but testing with a pancoronavirus RT-PCR showed a band appropriate for a coronavirus. Zaki said the virus RNA was tested at the lab of Ron Fouchier, PhD, at Erasmus University in the Netherlands, which confirmed that the isolate was a new member of the beta group of coronaviruses, which are closely related to bat coronaviruses. The virus is undergoing further characterization at the lab. SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome), which caused a global outbreak in 2002 and 2003 that killed more than 700 people, was caused by a then-novel coronavirus.Sep 20 ProMed Mail postlast_img read more

Pan Ocean in new debt for equity swap

first_imgThe restructured company plans to issue 757,844 shares on April 29. The move comes as Pan Ocean settles claims arising from its recent bankruptcy.The main creditor listed is Merrill Lynch, which is awarded 595,924 shares. Other creditors include Nordana, Strategic Bulk Carriers and Korea Line Corporation.In February 2015 Pan Ocean signed the investment contract with its preferred bidder Harim Group & JKL Consortium.This also coincides with Pan Ocean’s announcement that it is currently making amendments to its rehabilitation plan, and will submit a revised plan to the Korean Court within the next few days.Key terms of the revised plan, such as the discount rate of cash repayment and the decision about the reduction of capital, will be disclosed once the company has submitted the plan, said Pan Ocean.HLPFI reported on March 25 that Pan Ocean had posted a profit of USD748.5 million for 2014, recovering from the huge loss of USD1.76 billion it posted during 2013.  www.panocean.comlast_img read more

FIFA-facilitated Futsal referees’ workshop concludes

first_imgTHE Guyana Football Federation (GFF) wrapped up a five-day FIFA-facilitated Futsal Referees’ Workshop at the National Resource Centre last Sunday, with the presentation of certificates of participation.At the workshop, which began on December 5, 13 match officials from Berbice, Linden, Georgetown, West Demerara and Essequibo participated and were engaged in theory and practical exercises.In giving brief remarks at the closing ceremony, GFF president Wayne Forde said he was pleased that the referees have stayed the course and completed the programme especially in light of the upcoming yearend futsal tournament. He urged the referees to invest in continuous personal and professional development.“The referees have gotten much better for the duration of the course. Their knowledge has improved and they’re better suited to do the upcoming tournament,” FIFA Instructor Shane Butler said.“There’s still some work and practice to be done on the mechanics/techniques but I have no doubt that they will be a success in the coming weeks.“Basic football knowledge is high but areas which require additional work include positioning, mechanics and signals, which are outside of the book, they have not seen before. It will not be perfected overnight. It’s a gradual learning process and the more repetition is done, the better they will become.”Butler, who was on his first international assignment as Instructor, said it has been a satisfying experience, pointing out, “I think it has been a great success and I look forward to more events and hopefully return to Guyana and see their knowledge and mine get better and we all grow and learn the game together.”The practical sessions were held on Friday and Saturday at the National Gymnasium.last_img read more

Chelsea star says West Ham easier to beat at new stadium,…

first_imgChelsea didn’t really have many difficulties beating West Ham away at the Olympic Stadium last night.With goals scored by Eden Hazard and Diego Costa, the Blues managed to open a comfortable lead and only conceded one during injury time.Costa spoke to ESPN Brasil about the match and was asked if it feels any different to face the West Ham at their new stadium.“I think they feel it a lot,” the player told reporter João Castelo Branco. “They are always a tricky team to play, it’s always difficult to win. On their pitch, every game was a tough game.“Here, they feel it a little, because they were used to that stadium for years. To come to a field of this size, with the crowd farther away, they can’t feel that heat and don’t have that precision.“So I think that for us, or any other team that comes to play here, it’s a neutral field, because they’re not used to playing here, neither are we, so it’s a head-to-head match.”Since moving to the Olympic stadium at the start of the season, West Ham have a record of eight wins, three draws and eight defeats in all official competitions.The East London club are currently in 11th place on the Premier League table. If we considered home matches only, they would drop to 15th place, as they’ve only managed five wins out of 14 matches so far.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameChallenge Your Brain With This Must-Play Strategy Game. No Install.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoMisterStocksThese Hilarious Photos Were Captured On The SubwayMisterStocksUndoSingles50Hong Kong: A 40+ Dating Site That Actually Works!Singles50UndoDating.comThe Most Handsome Guys In Hong Kong On This Dating SiteDating.comUndo美術寶1對1香港媽媽們注意了,速來領取適合4-12歲孩子的繪畫課,手慢無美術寶1對1UndoTheTopFiveVPNEnjoy Netflix Now Without Any RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPNUndo熱門話題生髮率無敵高!96%的禿頭都獲得改善!←這會不會長太多?熱門話題Undolast_img read more