H1N1 still present in Northern Health region

first_imgA patient with a confirmed case of H1N1 in the Northern Health district was airlifted to Edmonton over the weekend. However, spokesperson Eryn Collins says it’s not known what caused the patient to be transferred, and that the individual could have underlying medical problems. [asset|aid=1704|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=1e0cac4d1a0544d127d58ff74e8560a4-Collins 1_1_Pub.mp3] – Advertisement -She also says Northern Health and other health authorities are not announcing new cases of H1N1 anymore because of the amount of cases nationwide.The Public Health Agency of Canada’s website says H1N1 cases were initially announced to track the spread of the illness.Now, the virus has spread to all provinces and territories, and is spreading like regular seasonal flu. Collins says there hasn’t been a death associated with H1N1 in the Northern Health region, but the board will notify the public should a case occur.Advertisementlast_img read more

Froch claims Groves rejected rematch offer

first_imgCarl Froch claims George Groves has rejected an offer worth more than £1m to face him in a rematch.The Hammersmith man’s challenge for Froch’s WBA and IBF world titles in November ended in controversial circumstances when he was stopped in the ninth round.Groves was ahead, had floored Froch earlier in the fight and appeared to be well capable of continuing when referee Howard Foster halted the contest after a flurry of shots thrown by the champion.There has since been a clamour for the pair to meet again – but Nottingham’s Froch says he is now likely to fight Mexican Julio Cesar Chavez Jnr.Froch kept his titles after Groves was stopped.In a statement, Froch said: “There has been plenty of speculation over the last few weeks regarding my future.“As it stands we are looking closely at two options: George Groves and Julio Cesar Chavez Jnr.“Yesterday, we made a seven-figure offer to George Groves for a second fight that would have seen him earn around double that of the first. Disappointingly, George rejected this offer.“I understand the demand for the Groves fight in the UK, but also the demand in the US for the Chavez fight.“Talks are ongoing and no doubt some further news will break soon. I’m happy to fight anyone, as I have done throughout my entire career.”See also:Heartbreak for Groves in world title clashFroch insists ref was right to stop fightPromoter predicts Froch-Groves rematchGroves: I’ll bounce back and be championGroves’ trainer reveals he had reservations about fight refereeGutted Groves says he proved he belongs at the top levelFroch ordered to face Groves in rematchFroch-Groves rematch will be at WembleyGroves vows to avenge ‘stonewall robbery’Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

You’ve got to have heart! Southwest’s new livery

first_imgThe rumor has been circulating in airline circles for a week, and now we know it’s a fact: Southwest Airlines, the United States’ largest domestic airline, just introduced a dramatic new livery.Called ‘Heart One,’ the new look marks at least the third major paint scheme change in the airline’s 43 year history. The signature element, the thing that makes version so distinctive, is the big heart emblazoned on the belly of Southwest’s Boeing 737s. In a prepared release Southwest Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Kevin Krone said that heart is “the finishing touch that makes the Southwest brand unique.” Krone calls it, “a symbolic reminder that we put our hearts into every flight.”Southwest and its advertising and branding partners conducted extensive focus group research with customers and employees before coming up with the new look. What flyers will notice first is the airline’s name. It’s far larger, and displayed on fuselage and engines alike. The main color remains blue, and the arcing stripes accenting the vertical stabilizer (the tail) are bolder.Southwest’s airport locations will also get the heart logo and color scheme.Don’t look for the older, more familiar ‘Canyon Blue’ livery to go away right away. In a prepared release, Southwest says it’s “taking a cost-conscious approach to the conversion of its airplanes and airports…It might take sometime before customers and employees see the new design in person.”last_img read more

Beef festivals raise Adityanath ire

first_imgUttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has questioned the silence of secular parties over Kerala’s beef festivals in protest against the Centre’s decision banning the sale of cattle for slaughter from open markets.“I feel there is a lot of talk in the country to respect each other’s feelings, and several organisations demand this in the name of secularism. But why are they silent on the Kerala incident?” he asked at a public felicitation function organised by the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad on Sunday night. “Why are the people who staged vociferous protests over the incidents in DU and JNU silent on the issue?” the Chief Minister asked.Calf slaughteredDuring the beef festivals held in Kerala to protest against the Centre’s ban, a Youth Congress worker Rijil Makulti and his accomplices had reportedly slaughtered a calf in full public view in Kannur and took out a march with the head of a buffalo.Mr. Adityanath, soon after coming to power, had ordered strict compliance with the ban on cow slaughter in the State, besides closing down illegal slaughter houses.He had categorically stated that his government would not allow cow slaughter and cow smuggling at any cost.Kerala BJP president Kummanam Rajasekharan posted the video of the gory incident on Twitter, calling it “cruelty at it peak” and said no normal person could behave in this manner.Later, police registered a case against Mr. Makulti and his accomplices for slaughtering a calf during a ‘beef fest’ organised across the State by the Congress and the Left on Sunday to protest the Centre’s ban.last_img read more