Tampa Bay Buccaneers 25-23 New York Giants: Tom Brady rallies Bucs to claim late victory | NFL News

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first_imgBuccaneers back on top of NFC South after overcoming early 11-point deficit to claim third win in succession, while New York Giants are left with a 1-7 start for the third time in four seasons Last Updated: 03/11/20 6:18am Mike Evans scored the all-important touchdown as Tampa Bay fought back to beat the New York Giants on Monday Night Football
Mike Evans scored the all-important touchdown as Tampa Bay fought back to beat the New York Giants on Monday Night Football

US Election 2020: First-time US voters on their first experience at the ballot box

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first_imgTwo young Americans speak about their experience at the ballot box for the 2020 US Election.- Advertisement –last_img

England’s Katherine Brunt says Women’s Hundred will be a success even if crowds are banned | Cricket News

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first_img– Advertisement – “It’s obviously a shame, but I don’t need a crowd to make me play better. You don’t realise how much you are in the heat of the battle when you’re playing cricket, even more so at this level.- Advertisement – Katherine Brunt (L) and her England team-mates experienced playing in front of an empty ground during their T20I series against West Indies at Derby
Katherine Brunt (L) and her England team-mates experienced playing in front of an empty ground during their T20I series against West Indies at Derby

US election: Let’s give each other a chance, Biden tells Trump voters

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first_imgUS president-elect Joe Biden has said it is “time to put away the harsh rhetoric and to lower the temperature”, in a speech in Delaware.Read more: – Advertisement – Joe Biden vows to ‘unify’ country in victory speech – Advertisement –last_img

‘I don’t think it’s possible to overstate how big these races are’

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first_imgLITHONIA, GA - OCTOBER 03: Democratic U.S. Senate candidates Jon Ossoff and Rev. Raphael Warnock speak with supporters in a car at a campaign event on October 3, 2020 in Lithonia, Georgia. The two are hoping to unseat incumbent Senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler. (Photo by Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images)Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock.Control of the Senate will be decided in Georgia on Jan. 5, 2021, with a pair of runoff elections pitting Democrat Jon Ossoff against Sen. David Perdue and Rev. Raphael Warnock against Sen. Kelly Loeffler. “I don’t think it’s possible to overstate how big these races are,” the New Georgia Project’s Nse Ufot told The Washington Post.One major question is how much either President-elect Joe Biden or Donald Trump will engage in the race. Democrats having control of the Senate would be a huge advantage for Biden, but “Some close allies” told the Post he needed to be careful about “chasing the white whales.” Trump, meanwhile, is too busy having temper tantrums over his own loss for much to be known about if or how he will ultimately weigh in on the Georgia runoffs. If you live in Georgia, register to vote now and share that link with your family and friends in the state. The deadline is Dec. 7.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Let’s push this one over the finish line! Can you chip in $3 each to Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock?last_img read more

Breaking Travel News interview: Robert Zgozi, chief executive, Absolute Zambia Safaris | Focus

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first_imgRobert Zgozi: Thank you very much – it is an honour for us to have won this prestigious prize.This is an amazing experience, and we feel great after working hard and offering the best service to our clients in 2019. Then 2020 started on a bad note for Absolute Zambia Safari.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Our clients, who were looking forward to their travel and tours, have been hit hard due to the outbreak of the global pandemic.Winning this award gives us the energy to keep doing what we like doing best and now, even better. The team at Absolute Zambia Safaris have dedicated the award to our clients and everyone that has been affected by the global pandemic. – Advertisement – We understand that a safari holiday is a dream for everyone, especially travelling to Africa, but now a lot of things changed very quickly – we very eager to travel but right now it might not be possible.BTN: How useful are the World Travel Awards when it comes to promoting the business to a global hospitality audience?RZ: The award is useful in promoting our brand and our products, as well as the services that we offer, to our clients; it shows that we are doing a great job in our service delivery and looking after our clients. World Travel Awards is recognised globally, hence for Absolute Zambia Safari to have been recognised gives us more credibility and gives assurance to potential travellers that we are among the leading service providers in this in industry. This will also help us with the business-to-business marketing, as many travel agencies, tour operators and other industry players will now know us. When they have clients wanting to travel to Zambia, or Africa in general for a safari, the World Travel Awards will help us to welcome them. BTN: How would describe the mood in the tourism sector across southern Africa right now? Is there hope for a revival next year?RZ: Well, travel is very important, and the travel and tourism industry is very resilient when faced with situations like this.But we need to work together and make sure that people still travel to at least help protect wildlife and jobs. Having said that, people are eager to travel though some of the restrictions that have been put in place to protect everyone. There are a limited number of travellers who are willing to travel at this time.In the past month or so we have seen an increase in inquiries for the end of 2020 and start of 2021 from the international and regional traveller. That gives us a lot of hope and for quick recovery come next year, so long as the virus is kept under control. This requires all of us to get involved and do our part by following the guidelines put in place by experts and health authorities locally and globally.BTN: Do you expect an uptick in demand for safari travel, given its socially-distanced, outdoor nature, in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic?RZ: Yes, I am certain about that. From the research and surveys we have done, it has been shown that safari travel works well with Covid-19 guidelines. Most lodges and safari camps are small and located in the bush, hence there are fewer people around. There is even flexibility for private meals as a family, or as a couple. Also, the activities are outdoors, and it has been proven that when you are outside, fresh air is constantly moving, lessening the chances to catch the virus. More InformationAbsolute Zambia Safaris is an owner-managed travel and tours company based in Zambia. The organisation specialises in tailormade, private trips across southern Africa, including Malawi, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe.Find out more about the company on the official website.center_img OlderBreaking Travel News interview: João Carlos Pó Jorge, managing director, LAM – Mozambique Airlines Absolute Zambia Safaris has been honoured as one of the best travel, tourism and hospitality providers in the region by voters at World Travel Awards, with Breaking Travel News here chatting with owner, Robert Zgozi, to find out more about the companyBreaking Travel News: Congratulations on your victory at the World Travel Awards, with Absolute Zambia Safaris being recognised as Zambia’s Leading Travel Agency. How does it feel to have won?- Advertisement –last_img read more

Grand Slam of Darts 2020: Gerwyn Price edges out Mikuru Suzuki to start defence with narrow win | Darts News

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first_img 1:19 Mikuru Suzuki squanders four match darts to defeat Gerwyn Price in a dramatic deciding leg as Price picked up the victory Mikuru Suzuki takes out finishes of 135 and 116 on her way to forcing a last-leg shootout against the two-time champion but misses darts for a landmark victory; Van Gerwen whitewashes Adam Hunt but Peter Wright beaten on opening day Last Updated: 16/11/20 11:16pm 1:45 Jonny Clayton gives reaction after beating Ryan Joyce 5-4 in his first match at the Grand Slam of Darts Mikuru Suzuki missed four match darts as she came close to inflicting a shock group-stage defeat on defending champion Gerwyn Price at the Grand Slam of Darts.The Iceman has won this tournament for the last two years and hasn’t lost a game since the final group-stage match in 2018, but Suzuki came as close as anyone with a superb display of huge finishing that pushed the Welshman all the way.Suzuki missed a dart at tops for a third three-figure finish of the match that would have sealed a memorable win and when Price missed a dart for the match himself, Suzuki had three more which she saw go begging to allow Price to sweep up.- Advertisement – Monday Afternoon’s results Michael Smith reflects on his win over Lisa Ashton, which he called the ‘toughest game’ of his group Bully Boy claimed two of the five titles on his way to the Winter Series at the same venue in Coventry last week and averaging more than 100, he powered into a 3-0 lead to Ashton, the four-time women’s world champion who lost all three of her matches last year.The Lancashire Rose beat Smith on the Pro Tour earlier this year but there was to be no repeat as the world No 4 won two of the next three legs to start his latest bid for a major televised title with a 5-1 victory.Jose De Sousa produced a blistering display of finishing to rally from 3-1 down to beat Krzysztof Ratajski. Group EPeter Wright 4-5 Dirk van Duijvenbode Group CMichael Smith 5-1 Lisa Ashton Jonny Clayton gives reaction after beating Ryan Joyce 5-4 in his first match at the Grand Slam of Darts Blistering return for quickfire MVG 0:19 De Sousa impressive 101 finish was the highlight of a day one victory Live Grand Slam of Darts November 17, 2020, 1:00pm- Advertisement – Group GGerwyn Price 5-4 Mikuru Suzuki Suzuki’s 116 checkout But Suzuki hit back with a spellbinding 116 to level and force a deciding leg where the drama played out, both players missing darts for the match before Price pinned double 10 for the matchEarlier in Group G, Jonny Clayton and Ryan Joyce got the evening’s action off to a blistering start but it was Price’s World Cup-winning partner Clayton who got over the line with a 5-4 victory. Krzysztof Ratajski 4-5 Jose De Sousa 0:31 Suzuki’s 116 checkout Peter Wright suffered defeat in a last-leg shootout against Dirk van Duijvenbode Peter Wright suffered defeat in a last-leg shootout against Dirk van Duijvenbode

E coli in ground beef dropped in 2004, USDA says

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first_img The decline in E coli in ground beef samples has been accompanied by signs of a decline in E coli infections in recent years. The nation had 2,409 reported cases in 2004 (through Dec 25), versus 2,558 cases in 2003 (through Dec 20), according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The data were reported in the Jan 7 issue of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. See also: The FSIS says about 1,700 grinding plants produce ground beef under its inspection. Each month the agency randomly chooses plants for sample collection and testing. In 2004 the FSIS collected 7,683 ground beef samples from grinding plants, 311 from retail stores, and 16 from imported shipments, according to information on the FSIS Web site. All 14 of the contaminated samples were from grinding plants. The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that 0.17% (14 of 8,010) ground beef samples tested in 2004 contained the potentially deadly pathogen. That compared with 0.30% in 2003, 0.78% in 2004, 0.84% in 2001, and 0.86% in 2000. USDA officials credited the continuing decline mainly to changes dating to 2002, when the agency required beef slaughter and grinding plants to review their food safety systems and take specific steps to control E coli O157:H7. The USDA action followed a massive ground beef recall by a plant in Greeley, Colo., in July 2002 and signs that E coli contamination in meat was more common than previously believed. Most beef plants have made major changes since 2002, the agency said. Meat recalls related to E coli have also declined, the FSIS said. There were six recalls in 2004, down from 12 in 2003 and 21 in 2002. Feb 28 FSIS news release on E coli samplinghttp://www.fsis.usda.gov/News_&_Events/NR_022805_01/index.asp The FSIS has found no E coli in any ground beef samples from retail stores since December 2002, agency spokesman Steve Cohen told CIDRAP News. He said the agency does not test ground beef from retail stores that receive only “case ready” product and don’t grind it themselves. FSIS tables of results of ground beef testing for E coli from 1994 through 2004http://www.fsis.usda.gov/Science/ecoli_o157_summary_tables/index.asp CDC report of notifiable diseases (including E coli) in Jan 7, 2005, MMWRhttp://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5351md.htm “The reduction in positive E. coli O157:H7 regulatory samples demonstrates the continuing success of our agency’s strong, science based policies aimed at reducing pathogens in America’s meat, poultry, and egg products,” Barbara Masters, acting administrator of the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), said in a Feb 28 news release. Mar 2, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – The percentage of tested ground beef samples that federal meat inspectors found to be contaminated with Escherichia coli O157:H7 declined in 2004 for the fourth year in a row.last_img read more

Roche stops Tamfilu shipments to prevent hoarding

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first_img “We’ve seen recently some very large purchases at the wholesale level, companies or large entities who are possibly hoarding Tamiflu right now,” said Hoffman-La Roche spokeswoman Darien Wilson in Nutley, N.J., as quoted in an Associated Press (AP) report today. Roche officials in Switzerland, Germany, and Canada already had revealed that they were limiting shipments to pharmacies in those countries in an effort to prevent hoarding, the AP story said. Oct 27, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – The drug maker Roche announced yesterday it was suspending shipments of oseltamivir (Tamiflu) to US pharmacies to prevent hoarding that could lead to a shortage of the drug during the winter influenza season. Verispan, a firm that monitors prescription drug sales, said US sales of oseltamivir last week were four times the level during the same week a year ago, the AP reported. Prescriptions totaled 67,443, versus 17,172 last year. The company said it was concerned that hoarding by people worried about a flu pandemic could lead to a shortage of the drug for those who will need it for treatment of ordinary seasonal flu. The company said the decision was based on the concern that news coverage of avian flu has caused companies and other organizations that don’t need oseltamivir yet for this year’s flu virus to hoard it.center_img “Our announcement today will help assure that people who need Tamiflu for this year’s seasonal flu will have access to it, while at the same time we move forward to deal with the threat of a worldwide pandemic of avian flu,” he said. The suspension will not affect the federal government’s current stockpiling of oseltamivir for use in a potential flu pandemic, company officials told the AP. “We have agreed orders with governments and we will fulfill them,” said Alexander Klauser, a Roche official in Switzerland. “At the present time, we do not have an avian influenza pandemic in the United States. However, we need to make sure that people exposed to this year’s seasonal flu virus will have access to Tamiflu,” said George Abercrombie, president and CEO of Hoffmann-La Roche Inc., Roche’s US unit, in a news release. Meanwhile, Reuters reported that GlaxoSmithKline said it plans to increase production of zanamivir (Relenza), the other antiviral drug that could be of some use against a pandemic flu strain. The company also is offering free licenses to partners to produce the drug, the story said.last_img read more