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first_img Topics : Belgian virologist Marc Van Ranst said the Belgian case was a woman who had contracted COVID-19 for the first time in March and then again with a different coronavirus strain in June. Further cases of re-infection were likely to surface, he said.Van Ranst told Reuters TV the woman, in her 50s, had very few antibodies after the first infection, although they might have limited the sickness. Re-infection cases were probably limited exceptions, he said, although it was too soon to tell and many were likely to surface in coming weeks.He added that the new coronavirus appeared more stable than the influenza virus, but it was changing.”Viruses mutate and that means that a potential vaccine is not going to be a vaccine that will last forever, for 10 years, probably not even five years. Just as for flu, this will have to be redesigned quite regularly,” he said. Two European patients are confirmed to have been re-infected with COVID-19, raising concerns about people’s immunity to the coronavirus as the world struggles to tame the pandemic.The cases, in Belgium and the Netherlands, follow a report this week by researchers in Hong Kong about a man there who had contracted a different strain of the virus four and a half months after being declared recovered – the first such second infection to be documented.That has raised fears about the efficacy of potential vaccines against the virus, which has killed hundreds of thousands of people, though experts say there would need to be many more cases of re-infection for these to be justified.center_img Van Ranst, who sits on some Belgian COVID-19 committees, said vaccine designers would not be surprised.”We would have loved the virus to be more stable than it is, but you can’t force nature.”Genetic testingThe National Institute for Public Health in the Netherlands said it had also observed a Dutch case of re-infection with a different strain of the virus.”It is clear there has been a first and a second infection with a substantial quantity of virus. Enough to be able to determine the genetic code of the virus, that is what showed they were indeed different,” said Marion Koopmans, a leading virologist in the Netherlands and a member of the World Health Organization’s scientific advisory group.She added the elderly Dutch patient had a weakened immune system, which explained the patient’s situation. “People are worried and ask if re-infection is ‘standard’. I don’t think it is,” she added.WHO spokeswoman Margaret Harris told a UN briefing in Geneva regarding the Hong Kong case that, while there were anecdotal reports of re-infections, it was important to have clear documentation.Some experts say it is likely that such cases are starting to emerge because of greater testing worldwide, rather than because the virus may be spreading differently.Still, Dr David Strain, a clinical senior lecturer at the University of Exeter and chair of the British Medical Association’s medical academic staff committee, said the cases were worrying for at least two reasons.”The first is that it suggests that previous infection is not protective. The second is that it raises the possibility that vaccinations may not provide the hope that we have been waiting for.”last_img read more

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first_img12 Joan St, Southport.Poised on a 506sq m elevated block the three-bedroom home features polished timber flooring and modern kitchen in its cottage design. “It was a really popular house, the space is one of the big drawcards,” Mr Willcox said.“We had over 40 inspections in 28 days for this property.“There is plenty of room to entertain, as not only is there one, but two outdoor alfresco entertaining areas.“You can potter around in the outdoor shed, and grow your own vegetables from your gardens.” 12 Joan St, Southport.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North7 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoJesse Wilcox from Lambert Willcox said the home sold above the reserve and brought the owner to tears.“It sold well above the sellers expectations and it was a special moment when it sold,” Mr Willcox said. 12 Joan St, Southport.center_img 12 Joan St, Southport.THIS Southport cottage didn’t last long at auction cracking under the hammer for $586,000 in 15 minutes. The auction attracted five bidders who battled it out to secure the fully-restored cottage at 12 Joan St. last_img read more

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first_imgKylie Burger and her husband are selling their home at 68 Victoria Street, Balmoral which is architecturally designed to help cater for their son’s special needs.There are challenges with any architectural brief, but when it comes to designing homes for disabled or elderly residents, a clever approach can bring stunning results.Twohill and James Architects’ director, Emma James, said more and more owners were factoring in special needs and the ageing population as part of new house construction.“There’s this whole idea of intergenerational living and inherent flexibility in houses these days,” she said.Ms James said, in many cases, solutions enhanced the value of a house. She said, for example, rooms that were visually connected were important if a family member needed constant supervision. “You might also make corridors wider to facilitate the movements of wheelchairs,” she said.“You might want to have flush thresholds to the outdoor spaces which is actually nice design anyway, blurring the lines between indoor and outside.”Ms James said when done right, homes that appeal to ageing or disabled residents will appeal to a wider range of buyers too.“If they’re (owners) actually considering these things, surely there’s enough other people considering them as well.”Kylie Burger and her husband, Ruan, are selling their home at 68 Victoria Street, Balmoral. The kitchen’s sliding safety screen and metal curtains add to the homes high-end architectural feel.Rather than window blinds with hanging cords, Mrs Burger chose window film to filter light with printed art and quotes adding to the bespoke feel.“It’s a beautiful soft feeling like an old time movie screen,” she said. 68 Victoria Street, Balmoral is beautiful from the outside and striking from the inside.Their home’s stunning ‘industrial glam’ design conveys high-end with the sort of eye-catching details buyers love.What many haven’t realised is some of the home’s bespoke elements cater to the needs of the couple’s seven-year-old son, Kyan, whose genetic condition presents physical and mental challenges.Mrs Burger said considerations such as main living on one level and compartmentalised but visually connected safe spaces are part of the home’s general appeal.“Instead of a traditional garage, we wanted a carport because we wanted to use that as a kind of outdoor play area,” Mrs Burger said. “It’s not a good day if you’re stuck inside and there’s nothing for Kyan to do.” More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor1 hour agoIn addition, there are beautiful elements that make the home more robust. “The door handles we imported from France — they’re a fine cut of handle but they’re in steel.”One standout feature is the sliding kitchen safety screen. Mrs Burger said they wanted something that was aesthetically pleasing and childproof.“It’s made out of perforated metal and, with the old exposed tracks at the top, it’s very industrial.“It gives you that safety from boiling water, sharp objects and glasses.”Another item was durable mesh metal curtains which stand up to punishment.“They’re aluminium and made in Spain — they give a beautiful filtered light effect.” Windows have printed films to filter light and add to the bespoke feel.It has created a home that works for their family, but is also a great place for visitors to discover. “You need more than one visit to take everything in,” Mrs Burger said. “I like the fact you have to slowly peel the layers away.” The five-bedroom home is listed through Darcy Lord of Place.It will be auctioned on September 2 at 2pm. Mr Lord said significant time and energy had been put into creating the home.Follow Kieran Clair on Twitter at @kieranclair or Facebook at Kieran Clair — journo Mrs Burger said the homes multiple layers of interest mean there’s always something new for visitors to discover.last_img read more

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first_imgRead Also: Video: Bruce tried to tap up De Bruyne during post-match interviewBalotelli was absent from Brescia training yesterday, although that is because the club chose to exclude him.He played 19 top-flight matches for the Biancazzurri, scoring five goals.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Balotelli has been frozen out since the restart after falling out with Brescia owner Massimo Cellino.This morning, it was confirmed the Rondinelle had exercised their right to withdraw the 29-year-old from his contract.The former Inter and Milan hitman signed a three-year deal with his hometown side last summer, but it contained an exit clause if they were relegated from Serie A.That looks to be a certainty as they are eight points adrift of safety with 10 games remaining. Brescia have formally begun proceedings to terminate Mario Balotelli’s contract, in a sign that the striker has played his last game for the club.Advertisement Promoted Content7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?Top Tastiest Foods From All Over The World10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Top 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read Morelast_img read more

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first_imgJon B. Case, age 71 of Morris, died Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at Margaret Mary Health.  Born March 28, 1947 in Phillipsburg, Kansas, he is the son of Arlene (Nee: Miller) and Ralph Case.  He married Margarita Bedel October 7, 1978 at St. Anthony’s Church in Morris.  A member of the church, Jon also belonged to the Morris Volunteer Fire Department.A skilled woodworker, he made and repaired furniture.  He was also an avid reader who enjoyed mysteries and westerns as well as working with Genealogy.  His family indicated that Jon was one of those individuals that never knew a stranger.  He would strike up a conversation with anyone and converse on most any subject.  His family also shared that he was kind soul who was always willing to help others and was very active with the church’s Haiti ministry.  Other interests included being a long time league bowler and gardening.  His greatest joy was the birth of his first grandchild.He is survived by his wife Margarita; daughters Erica Case of Morris, Valerie (Philip) Back of Batesville, Katie Case of Fairfield, Ohio and the apple of his eye, granddaughter Laura Back.  In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by brothers Gary, Doug and Mike Case.Visitation is Friday, February 22nd, from 4 – 7 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home with a rosary service at 4 p.m.  Funeral services are 10 a.m. Saturday, February 23rd at St. Anthony’s Church with Rev. Shaun Whittington officiating, followed by burial in the church cemetery.  The family requests memorials to the St. Anthony’s Haiti Ministry.last_img read more

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first_img Press Association Joe Allen opened the scoring after 17 minutes as he tucked home a rebound and Suso sealed the win late on. Brendan Rodgers’ men will now face fierce rivals Manchester United – 3-1 winners against Real Madrid – in the final of the tournament in Miami on Monday night as they prepare for their Barclays Premier League opener against Southampton on August 17. Liverpool continued their good pre-season form with a 2-0 win over AC Milan in the International Champions Cup on Saturday in Charlotte. Manchester City – who could have leapfrogged the Reds to set up a derby with United had results went their way – ended their stay in the States with a penalty shoot-out defeat to Olympiacos following a 2-2 draw. Stevan Jovetic and Aleksandar Kolarov’s penalty had put City in the lead on two different occasions but each time Dimitrios Diamantakos found the net to send the game to spot-kicks. And English trio James Milner, Scott Sinclair and Micah Richards all missed from 12 yards to consign the Premier League champions to defeat. Roberto Soldado and Erik Lamela were among the goalscorers as Tottenham thrashed Celtic 6-1 in Helsinki. Spurs raced into a 2-0 lead thanks to efforts from frontmen Harry Kane and Soldado in the fourth and 11th minutes respectively. Jamie Lindsay pulled a goal back for Celtic in the 43rd, but a minute later Lewis Holtby restored the two-goal cushion and Tottenham kept the momentum going after the break. Midfielder Lamela – who, like Soldado, is looking to bounce back after a disappointing first season with the London club – made it 4-1 just before the hour mark. And a Christian Eriksen free-kick and Emmanuel Adebayor penalty wrapped up the rout in the last 10 minutes, while Celtic’s misery was compounded by a red card for Efe Ambrose – his second this week, having been dismissed in Wednesday’s Champions League qualifier against Legia Warsaw. Newcastle, playing at Schalke’s Veltins Arena, conceded three goals in 18 first-half minutes en route to a 3-1 loss to Spanish side Malaga. Sergi Darder opened the scoring in the 25th minute with a long-range strike that went in off the woodwork. Samu Castillejo volleyed in at the far post in the 32nd minute and the same man then netted a deflected effort towards the end of the half before Gabriel Obertan fired in a consolation on the hour. Summer signing Bafetimbi Gomis was on the scoresheet for Swansea as they beat Reading 3-1 at the Madejski Stadium. The France striker provided a cool finish to seal the victory in the second half. Wayne Routledge had earlier – after Wilfried Bony crashed a penalty against the crossbar – scored twice in three minutes to put the Swans in charge, with the hosts replying through a Nick Blackman wonderstrike. Crystal Palace suffered a 3-2 defeat at Championship newcomers Brentford. A flurry of goals early in the second half saw Jonathan Douglas and Andre Gray put the home team 2-0 up and Palace then draw level through Glenn Murray and Marouane Chamakh. Moses Odubajo subsequently notched the winner. A Stoke XI drew 0-0 at Burton and West Brom went down 1-0 at Nottingham Forest courtesy of a Matty Fryatt goal. Charlie Austin and Junior Hoilett scored a brace apiece in QPR’s 4-0 win at Shamrock Rovers, while summer recruit Marvin Sordell’s effort steered Burnley to a 1-0 triumph at Blackpool. Leicester drew 1-1 at Preston, with Liam Moore’s goal cancelled out by a Tom Clarke header. Aston Villa slumped to a 4-1 defeat away against Dutch side Groningen after conceding two goals in the opening eight minutes. Both of those were scored by Tjaronn Chery, and Jarchinio Antonia then made it 3-0 on the half-hour. Charles N’Zogbia responded with a free-kick with around 15 minutes to go, but Groningen were not done and Dino Islamovic added their fourth in the last few seconds. Competing in the same Schalke Cup tournament as Newcastle, West Ham drew 0-0 with the host club at the Veltins Arena before triumphing 7-6 on penalties. The Hammers had survived a few scares during the 90 minutes, with their German opponents hitting the woodwork twice. last_img read more

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first_img The 29-year-old moves to the King Power Stadium for an undisclosed fee. He becomes the Foxes’ third summer signing after Robert Huth and Christian Fuchs. Okazaki has signed a four-year deal. He has scored 43 goals in 93 games for Japan and struck nine times in the Bundesliga for Mainz last season. Okazaki told lcfc.com: “I am very happy to be here. To play in the Premier League is my dream and I will make every effort to help the team here at Leicester City. “I will do my best to show how I can play and try to make a lot of goals for the supporters. “I watched every match (last season) in the Premier League not all of them are easy. There were hard games. “In the last few games the crowd were great and the players responded. It was an amazing result at the end of the season.” Press Associationcenter_img Leicester have announced the signing of Japanese striker Shinji Okazaki from Mainz, subject to a work permit and international clearance.last_img read more

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first_imgTHE Guyana Amateur Powerlifting Federation (GAPLF), in keeping with its 2019 calendar of activities, will next turn its undivided attention to the RAW Nationals (Unequipped), which is scheduled for August 25 at the St Stanislaus College auditorium.The RAW championships will give powerlifters who are both freshly blooded to the sport, along with the veterans, a chance to showcase their strength. It is also an opportunity for those athletes to compete with the bare minimum of a belt and a singlet in a bid for top honours.Last year’s overall male and female winners were the now suspended Carlos Petterson-Griffith and Natoya Robinson who both broke several records en route to victory.Meanwhile, internationally, the GAPLF has already shortlisted a team for the South American Powerlifting & Bench Press Equipped and Classic (FESUPO) Championships from September 18 to 23 in Pariapolis, Uruguay.Despite having shortlisted athletes for those Championships, the list has not been yet finalized, according to a source from the GAPLF executive committee.In a show of pro-activeness, GAPLF will also be hosting a fundraiser in July to help their athletes who will be making the trip to Uruguay in September.last_img read more

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first_imgFour hours before each Syracuse match, the Orange convene for their pregame meal. Head coach Ian McIntyre may mention their upcoming game, but before his team eats, McIntyre splits his team into four groups, one for each grade.The Orange engage in a trivia match, testing the team’s knowledge of soccer. Many of the questions revolve around the English Premier League and other professional soccer teams, while McIntyre will occasionally mix in pop culture references.The winning team eats first. The one who finishes last has to wait until everyone is finished to indulge.McIntyre brought pregame trivia with him to Syracuse when he became head coach in 2010 and has continued it into his 10th season. With a team of players from nine different countries who support dozens of different domestic and international soccer teams, much of Syracuse’s intra-team trash talk and banter centers around weekly trivia, FIFA video games and professional results. Entering the heart of their conference schedule, Syracuse (3-2-4, 0-1-2 Atlantic Coast) bonds over its differing levels of soccer knowledge and love of professional soccer.“I think it’s especially beneficial for us because we do it on game days,” sophomore Christian Miesch said. “The game days are already pretty intense, everyone is focused on themselves. But then we have the trivia which takes some pressure off.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWhile the freshmen have the largest trivia team, the group’s size makes communication difficult in the competition. Other than one upset from the freshman team, the juniors have won all but one time as of Sept. 18, Simon Triantafillou said. The four-man junior class of Dylan McDonald, Triantafillou, Nikolas Steiner and Sondre Norheim have often bragged about their trivia success in 2019.McDonald, a junior, said it’s “not really much of a surprise” that his class has been the first to enjoy many of their pre-match meals this season. McIntyre admits that veterans typically have an advantage in trivia, but that hasn’t translated for this year’s seniors. Jake Leahy, Massimo Ferrin and John-Austin Ricks admitted that while they watch soccer themselves, their teammates “live for it.”“We’ve got a very diverse locker room, players from all across this country and other countries,” said McIntyre, a Liverpool supporter. “The common thread is football. It’s part of our routine to have a few soccer questions, maybe it’s just putting up with me.”Eva Suppa | Digital Design EditorTeam allegiances for most of Syracuse’s players come from their connections. Miesch’s youth soccer coach always wore a Juventus jersey and Miesch was on an extended trial with the Manchester City youth academy in his teens. They are now his two favorite teams.Leahy idolized former Manchester City and English national goalkeeper Joe Hart and became a fan because of him. He also supports the MLS New York Red Bulls after he spent his youth in the training academy. Ferrin grew up in Canada but his Italian roots have left him a supporter of AC Milan. Same for Triantafillou, who’s from Canada, but supports the Greek team Olympiakos.When the Orange have training on the weekends, Leahy said that the team will often watch morning European matches before practice in their apartments or the locker room.“If we have a training session in the morning, and there’s a big game on, it’s about a guarantee that no one will be early to practice,” Leahy said. “Everyone will show up right on time because we’re watching the game.”Senior transfer Matt Orr is one of those superfans. An avid Liverpool supporter, Orr has aided 2019’s seniors in pregame trivia, multiple players said, though the seniors have struggled recently.Ricks sometimes gets teased when he doesn’t know an answer. And Ferrin still refuses to give McDonald and the juniors credit, claiming that no team has consistently won this year.“It’s fun to get the guys laughing, I’m pretty terrible,” Leahy said. “These guys know way more than I will ever know.” Comments Published on October 2, 2019 at 11:59 pm Contact Anthony: amdabbun@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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first_img“We’re going to be ready to compete in the best condition that we can,” Pochettino told a news conference on Monday.“I’m optimistic, I think we come here at our best and we need to prepare and think about the game we are going to play, not what Barca will do.“Barcelona have a great team of 24 players with great quality. To be one of the best teams in the world you need a squad who can show their quality, and they are all here because they deserve to be.”Having beaten Leicester City 2-0 away in the Premier League on Saturday with a rotated XI, Pochettino is expected to recall talismanic striker Harry Kane, who was rested.He indicated that he will make changes given the gruelling schedule English sides face over the Christmas period.“We’re playing 12 games in 40 days and have no pause in December,” said the Spurs boss. “If you don’t rotate it’s difficult, but what Tottenham offers players is the opportunity to grow and play well in the same way no matter who is playing.”Tottenham captain Hugo Lloris said Barcelona would give his team a tough game, no matter what changes they make. “It’s always a special game to play against Barca in the Nou Camp, it’s a special place, one of the best,” the French keeper said.“The context is different for us and them, but they know that when you wear a Barca shirt you’re obliged to win whatever the context, and they’ll want to do that.“It won’t be easy but the most important thing is that we believe in our chances of getting through and play with 100 percent belief that we can do it.“It’s very difficult to stop a player like Lionel Messi, and if we can do that we will need to as a team and have to put in a big performance.”Barca top the group with 13 points ahead of Spurs and Inter on seven and PSV with one. Tottenham are above Inter on their head-to-head record having lost 2-1 away and won 1-0 at home.TODAY (8:55pm)Schalke 04 v Lokomotiv MoscowGalatasaray v PortoLiverpool v NapoliBarcelona v TottenhamMonaco v DortmundZvezda v PSGInter v PSVClub Brugge v AtleticoShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Tottenham Hotspur can defeat Barcelona at the Nou Camp today to secure a place in the Champions League knockout stages, their upbeat coach Mauricio Pochettino has said.Spurs must equal or better Inter Milan’s result at home to already-eliminated PSV Eindhoven to clinch a last-16 spot that looked improbable after just one point from their opening three group games before consecutive home wins over PSV and Inter.Pochettino’s opposite number Ernesto Valverde said earlier on Monday that he would make a number of changes to his team, with Barca already qualified as group winners, but Tottenham’s Argentine coach is taking nothing for granted.last_img read more

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