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H5N1 suspected at second British farm

first_imgNov 15, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – Veterinary officials in England today said they suspected H5N1 avian influenza at another poultry farm, as authorities in Saudi Arabia stamped out a large poultry flock following confirmation of the virus at a farm near the nation’s capital.Samples from the potentially affected British farm, in Suffolk, were sent for laboratory testing, the United Kingdom Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) said in a statement today.The farm is within a restricted zone surrounding the site of a recently confirmed H5N1 outbreak at a turkey farm near Diss, Suffolk. It is among four nearby farms cited yesterday by DEFRA as targets for precautionary culling. All the farms—including the outbreak site near Diss—are operated by Redgrave Poultry, and authorities say workers, veterinarians, or vehicles could have spread the H5N1 virus between them, the London Telegraph reported today.Authorities suspected the H5N1 virus at the second farm when they arrived to carry out the preventive culling and found that a number of birds were already dead, according to the Telegraph report.DEFRA said surveillance of poultry operations was under way and that it had increased monitoring of wild birds in Suffolk and neighboring Norfolk.Several possible sources citedAccording to British media reports, several possible sources of the H5N1 virus are under investigation.One is that the turkeys could have been exposed to wild birds that were attracted to a pond near the farm. However, Redgrave Poultry, in a statement posted on the Farming UK Web site, said the birds were kept in paddocks outside during the day and had access to housing at night. The company said feed and water are kept indoors to discourage wild-bird feeding. It also said electrified fencing, empty space, and a farm road separate the turkeys on the affected farm from the pond.Redgrave Poultry also said its turkey chicks and feed come from sources in the UK.Authorities are also speculating that the ducklings imported from the Netherlands or poultry products imported from other European countries by Gressingham Foods, the parent company of Redgrave Poultry, could also be sources of the H5N1 virus, The Times of London reported today. The strain found at the Diss farm is similar to H5N1 viruses found in Germany and the Czech Republic earlier this year, according to a previous report.However, Redgrave Poultry denied that the disease could have come from the ducklings, and the Dutch agriculture ministry said only one shipment of ducklings had been sent to the UK, to a site 50 kilometers from the outbreak area, the Telegraph reported.Gressingham Foods processes and packs imported specialty poultry at a plant less than 750 yards from the confirmed outbreak site near Diss, the Times report said. According to Gressingham’s Web site, the firm imports guinea fowl, quail, poussin, smoked chicken, and smoked duck.Earlier this year, British officials said an H5N1 outbreak at the Bernard Matthews turkey operation in February was probably caused by contaminated turkey meat imported from Hungary, which had an H5N1 outbreak in geese at the time. According to a DEFRA epidemiologic report released a few months after the outbreak, the Bernard Matthews farm adjoined a turkey slaughterhouse and two large processing plants that handled Hungarian turkey meat.Disease hits Saudi ArabiaIn other developments, the agriculture ministry in Saudi Arabia released a statement to the country’s media that authorities culled 50,000 birds at a farm near Riyadh after officials confirmed an H5N1 outbreak there, Reuters reported today.About 1,500 birds are believed to have died of the disease at the farm, located in al-Kharj, about 94 miles south of the capital, Reuters reported. The report did not say what type of poultry was affected.Saudi Arabia’s last reported H5N1 outbreak occurred in March when the virus struck a flock of ostriches at a hobby farm, according to a report from the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE).Elsewhere, Bangladesh has had five new H5N1 outbreaks since October, according to a report today from the UN Integrated Regional Information Networks (IRIN), part of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.Since March the country has had 55 outbreaks in 19 of its 64 districts, which has prompted the culling of 250,000 birds, the IRIN report said.The arrival of migrating waterfowl from Siberia has raised concerns about even more outbreaks in the winter months, A.S.M. Alamgir, a virologist at the country’s Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research, told IRIN.See also:Nov 13 CIDRAP News story “British officials confirm H5N1 in turkey outbreak”OIE reports on Saudi H5N1 outbreakhttp://www.oie.int/downld/AVIAN%20INFLUENZA/A2007_AI.phpNov 15 IRIN reportlast_img read more

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When it comes to loos, it’s a game of thrones

first_imgBut someone may have to explain how to use the bidetBut if parking your posterior on the porcelain seat of power overlooking your vast lands is more your style, take a look at 53 Bazzo Road at Pinbarren, west of the Sunshine Coast. The Iron Throne from TV series ‘Game of Thrones’.There is the Iron Throne, and then there is the porcelain throne. Call it what you like — dunny, lavatory, potty, crapper — but when it comes to finding the perfect loo with a view, it is all a game of thrones. RELATED: Live out you GoT fantasy in these castles Bush views from the potty Also in NSW, a contemporary residence on the clifftop at Dover Heights has uninterrupted views of the ocean. OMG, or rather OMGot … this is more gold than I will ever own!In Victoria, this French provincial-style house has palatial dimensions, and a luxurious ensuite bathroom with a stylish throne and a bidet. And the loo with a view!With winter coming, it could just be the perfect place to escape any fire or ice.The final season of Game of Thrones starts on Foxtel’s HBO channel on Monday. It may not be pictured but you can watch for invading boats from the lush lav in this houseIf it’s a bush view without the outdoor dunny feel that you are looking for, this house at 10 Bligh Crescent at Seaforth in NSW is flush with features.Sure it is under offer, but it gets an honourable mention for its perfect porcelain pedestal positioning. With the countdown on to the epic final season of Foxtel’s Game of Thrones series on HBO, we continue our look at the properties worthy of Westeros.First up is 18A Ephraim Island at Paradise Point on the Gold Coast, a fancy shmancy house with a luxury loo with a view. Why don’t agents display images of the lav??? Back in Queensland, a property at Helensvale is being pitched as ‘fit for royalty’.center_img Well la di da!And on the Gold Coast, a rather ordinary looking suburban townhouse at Coomera, which sold late last year, hides a bathroom packing more gold features than a Versace hotel suite.In the bathroom, there is 24-carat gold plated taps, a marble vanity, and even the toilet is finished in a gold leaf style. This Paradise Point house is perfect for a modern monarch keen to rule from a loo with a viewThe swanky bathroom has water views, and while the luxe loo is not pictured, Savills agent Georgia Elson has confirmed that yes, you can do a number two while taking in the view. I will have to invade this estate if I have any hope of staking a claim. Ooh lands to conquer!Consisting of 173 acres over four titles with panoramic views, it has not one but two houses, sheds, dams and land for the loyal subjects to graze livestock or grow crops for your kingdom. But what about that throne? The four bedroom Queenslander homestead sits in an elevated position, and boasts traditional bull nose roofing wraps around the L-shaped veranda.It is here that you will find the ensuite with its classic commode, wash basin and bath with views to rival any coastal castle. A home for a modern monarch!The listing says it was originally commissioned by an international royal family, and comes with a master suite with a huge walk-in robe, luxurious ensuite with spa, his and her sinks, a large walk-in shower and luxury loo flanked by exquisite onyx. La di da! More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa12 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoWhat a view! Even the luxury bathtub overlooks the water, and if you lean forward on the lav you could probably catch a glimpse of a passing flotilla.last_img read more

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Chelsea Bank on Kante Return as Mourinho’s United Visit Stamford Bridge

first_imgIt will also signal a return to Chelsea for Jose Mourinho – who spent five years at the club over two spells as manager – and he has lost three of his last four away games against sides he’s previously managed.United currently sit second in the Premier League table – five points behind leaders Man City – and have won their last three games in all competitions without conceding, including last weekend’s 1-0 victory against Tottenham in the league.Alongside Kante, his former Leicester team-mate Danny Drinkwater could also make his Premier League debut. Right wing-back Victor Moses (hamstring) is the only definite absentee, with captain Gary Cahill poised to start in defence despite his early tactical substitution in the loss at Roma.Jose Mourinho does not expect to have any of his injured players back for today’s clash. United were without five players for Tuesday’s Champions League win over Benfica while Jesse Lingard picked up a back problem.Paul Pogba, Michael Carrick, Marouane Fellani, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marcos Rojo have all spent significant time on the sidelines.Manchester United’s 2-0 victory in their last meeting with Chelsea ended a run of 12 games without a win against them in all competitions. They last won back-to-back meetings with the Blues in September 2011.United have lost more Premier League games (17) and conceded more Premier League goals (66) against Chelsea than they have against any other side in the competition.Antonio Conte’s side have already lost as many home Premier League games this season as they did in 2016-17 overall (2).Antonio Conte has won 112 points as Chelsea manager in his 48 Premier League games in charge, 11 points fewer than Jose Mourinho had at this point of his Chelsea managerial career (123). Mourinho lost just one of his first 48 Premier League games in charge of the club (W38 D9 L1), but Conte has already lost eight times (W36 D4 L8).Twenty-one per cent of the total Premier League goals scored in the final 10 minutes of games this season (10/47) have been netted by Manchester United.Manchester United substitutes have scored seven goals and assisted four more (both league-highs) this season so far – Anthony Martial has provided six of these 11 substitute goal involvements (four goals, two assists); more than any other player.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Chelsea will give N’Golo Kante every chance to prove his fitness when they host Manchester United in the Premier League sunday. The midfielder has been missing since picking up a hamstring injury last month but could return to action at Stamford Bridge.Chelsea will be looking to bounce back from a 3-0 loss at Roma in their midweek Champions League match and they have a good recent record against today’s opponents – losing just one of their last 15 home Premier League games with United (W9 D5), with that defeatlast_img read more

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Chamber board: No decision has been made concerning future Wheat Festival policies and procedures

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (39) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +1 Vote up Vote down guest 1 · 317 weeks ago So let me get this straight the board didn’t ban horses yet? Or are they reversing there decision? Or just faulty reporting? Report Reply 0 replies · active 317 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down Truth · 317 weeks ago There doesn’t seem to be a fact checker at Sumner News Cow. Happens a lot. Report Reply 0 replies · active 317 weeks ago +4 Vote up Vote down meee · 317 weeks ago Faulty reporting… Jumped the gun on that one eh, Cue?? Report Reply 0 replies · active 317 weeks ago +6 Vote up Vote down Big D · 317 weeks ago I think throwing candy is more likely to cause injury (s) than horses. and by the way I don’t like horses and do like candy! Report Reply 0 replies · active 317 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down humm · 317 weeks ago They probably had to eat their words after it was on Wichita news stations.. Or maybe it was just Shelly Hansel thinking she could be like President Obama and make decisions on her own.. Humm, sounds like Wellington politics to me. Report Reply 1 reply · active 317 weeks ago +7 Vote up Vote down Guest · 317 weeks ago Perhaps, more to the point, the board is evaluating what went right and what went wrong before making a policy decision. That is the way to go about this–along with citizen input. Maybe they should get some information from cities that hold parades regularly and include horses, Shriners and various dance teams and bands. Advice from the Rose Parade or city of New Orleans might be beneficial. Report Reply 0 replies · active 317 weeks ago +13 Vote up Vote down Jack Barnes · 317 weeks ago Either stop throwing candy or better control of keeping people out of the street. Report Reply 2 replies · active 317 weeks ago +9 Vote up Vote down Tim · 317 weeks ago I’m glad they’re taking time to make sure they are making the right decision on this one instead of the quick draw solution that was previously announced. Report Reply 0 replies · active 317 weeks ago +5 Vote up Vote down sad sad sad · 317 weeks ago The shrine has a horse patrol unit. they ban horses and the rest of the shrine might quit coming to the parade Report Reply 0 replies · active 317 weeks ago +7 Vote up Vote down WW Dixie · 317 weeks ago Shriner suffers heart attack drives go-kart into parade on lookers…accidents occur and the size and magnitude can’t always be predicted. That’s why we have police and fire to address any emergency slash accidents. We can’t always prevent things from happening but we do have the measures to deal with them in this city. Keep the parade as is but I agree that the route might not have been such a good idea. Thank You Report Reply 0 replies · active 317 weeks ago 123Next » Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. 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Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments The following letter was released by the Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce board of directors today: Dear Media Friends,The Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce/CVB would like to address the recent situation that occurred during the KS Wheat Festival parade this past Friday, July 11, 2014.First and foremost, we are very relieved to know that those involved are healing and were not more seriously hurt.  We are also very thankful to all the police, Fire/EMS and others who quickly responded to the young woman and her young rider.The situation has provided the Board of Directors and Chamber Staff the opportunity to evaluate the policies and procedures currently in place to help minimize risk and add to the enjoyment for all those who attend the annual parade. It is important to note no decisions have been made, nor will there be any decisions made, until thorough discussion, input and evaluation takes place. The Wheat Festival is a long-standing community tradition and citizen input is encouraged in the decision-making process. At our regularly scheduled board meeting held on Tuesday, July 15, 2014, the Chamber board discussed how to proceed so that everyone including participants, spectators and all involved can move forward from this incident.  Two main things were decided…safety of all involved is the most important thing to be considered.  Secondly, there are many factors that contributed to what happened and all of it needs to be discussed and evaluated before any final decisions or policies are put into place.According to our numbers and feedback from many, the 2014 Kansas Wheat Festival was a tremendous success and the Chamber sincerely appreciates everyone who supported all of the events.  We certainly hope that this one incident won’t define what otherwise is a great community festival. The Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce/CVB Board of Directors & StaffFollow us on Twitter.last_img read more

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Meet Miss South Africa 2017: Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters

first_imgThe 21 year-old business management student Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters has been crowned Miss South Africa 2017 at a ceremony at Sun City on 26 March 2017. Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters (centre) has been crowned Miss South Africa 2017 at a ceremony at Sun City on 26 March 2017. Adè van Heerden (left) and Boipelo Mabe (right) were crowned first and second princesses respectively. (Image: Miss South Africa, Instagram)CD AndersonThe new Miss South Africa Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, who hails from Cape Town, takes over from last year’s winner Ntandoyenkosi Kunene. The country’s most prestigious beauty pageant title’s prizes is valued at over R3-million, including a R1-million cash prize, making it one of the world’s richest pageant contests.Adè van Heerden and Boipelo Mabe were crowned first and second princesses respectively.For the first time in the history of the pageant, the public voted via SMS for their favourite semi-finalists. It contributed 25% of the overall final vote.The pageant’s judging panel consisted of some of the country’s best known names and trendsetters, including actor and businessman Maps Maponyane, radio personality Unathi Msengana, Olympic swimmer Cameron van der Burgh and former Miss South Africa winner Claudia Henkel.Judges agreed that Nel-Peters come out on top largely due to her response to the question session. The same question, chosen from hundreds of submissions from the public via Facebook, was asked to the Top 5: “What is the greatest fear you had to overcome to be where you are today?”Nel-Peters answered: “The fear of fear itself. We forget that we are only human and that everything you need to achieve greatness is already inside of you.”Semi-finalists for the pageant were chosen over the last few months through a series of interviews, photo sessions and tasks relevant to the work of the nation’s queen.Other highlights of the live pageant included a display of the contestants’ fashion collaboration with University of Johannesburg design students, and live performances by music stars Lira and Lebo M (who performed the song Circle of Life before the announcement of the overall winner).South African hip hop star Proverb hosted the event alongside media personality Lalla Hirayama.In accordance with the pageant’s platform, the holder of the Miss South Africa title represents the ideals and attributes of the modern South African woman – focused and committed to the empowerment of women and protection of children, and to be a responsible representative of all South Africans.During her reign, Miss South Africa will go on to represent South Africa at both Miss World and Miss Universe pageants. In addition to those highlights, Nel-Peters will also be involved in promotional and charity work, largely drawing attention to a number of local non-governmental organisations that work with the underprivileged, including women and children.The newly crowned Miss South Africa will also make appearances both locally and internationally, representing the country at various high profile events.Watch an interview with Miss South Africa 2017 right after her crowning: Source: News24, Miss South Africa website Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

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Lenox Lewis slams Mayweather-McGregor as ‘ridiculous’

first_img“Floyd will stop him. He’s just too good at boxing for McGregor and McGregor is just too inexperienced.“I wouldn’t buy it — but I would be interested in the result. To me, I know who is going to win already so there’s no use in watching it.”Lewis, who fought for Canada at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, joins a growing list of boxing purists who have come out against the much-discussed fight which will take place August 26.The 40-year-old Mayweather has been retired since beating Andre Berto in September 2015 and improving his career record to 49-0.The matchup with McGregor gives Mayweather a chance to reach the 50-0 career milestone.ADVERTISEMENT Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH Heavyweight champion prizefighter Lenox Lewis arrives at the Grand Opening Gala of the Muhammad Ali Center, on the red carpet of the Kentucky Center for the Arts in this photo taken Nov. 19, 2005, in Louisville, Kentucky. AFPLOS ANGELES, United States — Boxing hall of famer Lennox Lewis won’t be spending his money on the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight, saying he “can’t take it serious” because the outcome is too predictable.The former undisputed world heavyweight champion said the combination of Mayweather’s boxing experience and hand speed will be too much to handle for McGregor, who has made him name as a mixed martial arts fighter.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage SMB guards Cabagnot, Ross lead BPC stats race What ‘missteps’? “It’s ridiculous to me,” Lewis told US sports broadcaster ESPN. “You are talking about one discipline where you can use only your hands and only a few can do it.“Every battle sport always starts with your hands, but they are two totally different sports.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe fight is being held in the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and promoters are hoping to make millions off the pay-per-view sales. Scheduled as a 12-round boxing match with 10 ounce gloves, three-time world heavyweight champion Lewis says it won’t go the distance.“I can’t take it serious,” Lewis said. “Mayweather is the best in his weight class, no one can touch him in boxing.center_img MOST READ Former champ Oscar De La Hoya and promoter Kathy Duva have also slammed the event as an exhibition spectacle, pointing to the fact that the 28-year-old McGregor has never had a professional boxing match and only dabbled in the sport as a teenager.But unlike those two, Lewis doesn’t feel the novelty matchup will hurt boxing’s image.“I don’t believe it would damage boxing …. I love Bruce Lee and the other disciplines and when he fought against other fighters, you wanted to see the differences, so I can see the appeal,” Lewis said.Mayweather-McGregor have yet to get together face-to-face since the announcement but they are expected to announce a promotional tour that will take them to a couple of major US cities. CBBSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ LATEST STORIES World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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Hip replacement- discharge

first_imgAlternate NamesHip arthroplasty – discharge; Total hip replacement – discharge; Hip hemiarthroplasty – dischargeWhen You Were in the HospitalYou had a hip joint replacement surgery to replace all or part of your hip joint with an artificial joint. This artificial joint is called a prosthesis.What to Expect at HomeBy the time you go home, you should be able to walk with a walker or crutches without needing much help. Most people do not need them after 2 to 4 weeks. Check with your doctor about when to stop using crutches.You should also be able to dress yourself with only a little help and be able to get into and out of your bed or a chair by yourself. You should also be able to use the toilet without much help.You will need to be careful that you do not dislocate your artificial hip, especially in the first few months after surgery. You will need to learn exercises that make your new hip stronger and take special precautions.You will need to have someone with you at home 24 hours a day for 1 to 2 weeks after you leave the hospital or rehab center. You will need help preparing meals, bathing, moving around the house, and doing other daily activities.Over time, you should be able to return to your former level of activity. You will need to avoid some sports, such as downhill skiing or contact sports like football and soccer. But you should be able to do low impact activities, such as hiking, gardening, swimming, playing tennis, and golfing.advertisementHome Setup Your bed should be low enough for your feet to touch the floor when you sit on the edge of the bed. Your bed should also be high enough so that your hips are higher than your knees when you sit on the edge. You will not need a hospital bed, but your mattress should be firm.Keep tripping hazards out of your home.Learn to prevent falls. Remove loose wires or cords from areas you walk through to get from one room to another. Remove loose throw rugs. Do not keep small pets in your home. Fix any uneven flooring in doorways. Use good lighting.Make your bathroom safe. Put hand rails in the bathtub or shower and next to the toilet. Place a slip-proof mat in the bathtub or shower.Do not carry anything when you are walking around. You may need your hands to help you balance.Put things where they are easy to reach.Place a chair with a firm back in the kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, and other rooms you will use. This way, you can sit when you do your daily tasks.Set up your home so that you do not have to climb steps. Some tips are:Set up a bed or use a bedroom on the first floor.Have a bathroom or a portable commode on the same floor where you spend most of your day.ActivityYou will need to be careful to not dislocate your new hip when you are walking, sitting, lying down, dressing, taking a bath or shower, and doing other activities.Keep moving and walking once you get home. Do not put your full weight on your side with the new hip until your doctor tells you it is okay. Start out with short periods of activity, and then gradually increase them. Your doctor or physical therapist will give you exercises to do at home.Use your crutches or walker for as long as you need them. Check with your doctor before you stop using them.After a few days you may be able to do simple household chores. But, do not try to do heavier chores, such as vacuuming or laundry. Remember, you will get tired quickly at first.Wear a small fanny pack or backpack, or attach a basket or strong bag to your walker, so that you can keep small household items, like a phone and notepad, with you.Wound CareKeep your dressing (bandage) on your wound clean and dry. You may change the dressing according to when your doctor told you to change it. Be sure to change it if it gets dirty or wet. Follow these steps when you change your dressing:Wash your hands well with soap and water.Remove the dressing carefully. Do not pull hard. If you need to, soak some of the dressing with sterile water or saline to help loosen it.Soak some clean gauze with saline and wipe from one end of the incision to the other. Do NOT wipe back and forth over the same area.Dry the incision the same way with clean, dry gauze. Wipe or pat in just 1 direction.Check your wound for signs of infection. These include severe swelling and redness and drainage that has a bad odor.Apply a new dressing the way you were shown.Sutures (stitches) or staples will be removed about 10 to 14 days after surgery. Do not shower until 3 – 4 days after your surgery, or when your doctor told you to shower. When you can shower, let water run over your incision but do not scrub it or let the water beat down on it. Do not soak in a bathtub, hot tub, or swimming pool.advertisementYou may have bruising around your wound. This is normal, and it will go away on its own. The skin around your incision may be a little red. This is normal too.Self-careYour doctor will give you a prescription for pain medicines. Get it filled when you go home so you have it when you need it. Take your pain medicine when you start having pain. Waiting too long to take it will allow your pain to get more severe than it should.In the early part of your recovery, taking pain medicine about 30 minutes before you increase your activity can help control pain.You may be asked to wear special ?compression? stockings on your legs for about 6 weeks. These will help prevent blood clots from forming. You may also need to take blood thinners for 2 to 4 weeks to lower your risk of blood clots. Take all your medicines the way your doctor or nurse told you to.Your doctor will tell you when it is okay to start sexual activity again.People who have a prosthesis, such as an artificial joint, need to carefully protect themselves against infection. You should carry a medical identification card in your wallet that says you have a prosthesis. You will need to take antibiotics before any dental work or invasive medical procedures. Check with your doctor and make sure you tell your dentist that you had a hip replacement and need antibiotics before any dental work.When to Call Your DoctorCall your doctor if you have:A sudden increase in painChest pain or shortness of breathFrequent urination or burning when you urinateRedness or increasing pain around your incisionDrainage from your incisionBlood in your stools, or your stools turn darkSwelling in one of your legs (it will be red and warmer than the other leg)Pain in your calfFever greater than 101FPain that is not controlled by your pain medicinesNosebleeds or blood in your urine or stools if you are taking blood thinnersAlso call your doctor if you:Cannot move your hip as much as you could beforeFall or hurt your leg on the side that had surgeryReferencesHarkess JW, Crockarell Jr JR. Arthroplasty of the hip. In: Canale ST, Beatty JH, eds. Campbells Operative Orthopaedics. 11th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Mosby Elsevier; 2012:chap 3.advertisementMinns Lowe CJ, Barker KL, Dewey ME, Sackley CM. Effectiveness of physiotherapy exercise following hip arthroplasty for osteoarthritis: a systematic review of clinical trials. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2009 Aug 4; 10:98.Ververeli PA, Lebby EB, Tyler C, Fouad C. Evaluation of reducing postoperative hip precautions in total hip replacement: a randomized propsective study. Orthopedics. 2009 Dec;32(12): 889-93.Review Date:11/15/2012Reviewed By:C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, David R. Eltz, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.last_img read more

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China moves to rope in its tech unicorns

Having lost the likes of Alibaba and Baidu to Wall Street, China is hatching a plan to woo them back and make sure it keeps a new generation of technology titans closer to home as it battles the US for supremacy in the sector. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. But Beijing is mulling a waiver for high-tech companies valued above 20 billion yuan ($3.1 billion) and also allowing foreign-listed firms like Alibaba to offer securities in China—Chinese Depositary Receipts (CDRs)—which are linked to their main shares.Details and timing remain sketchy, but authorities said in March the plan targets industries that are “in line with national strategies” in internet, big data, artificial intelligence and related industries. Alibaba founder Jack Ma on the first day of trading for Alibaba on the New York Stock Exchange in 2014. Strict rules essentially prevented the first wave of unicorns from listing in China Explore further © 2018 AFP Relaxed rulesA Wall Street Journal report quoted sources who estimate Chinese tech IPOs could put new shares worth $50 billion on markets, while Bloomberg News cited analyst estimates that companies eligible to issue CDRs could raise $235 billion.Alibaba, Baidu, Tencent and JD.com have all expressed interest in listing CDRs in China.Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi recently chose Hong Kong over New York for what could be the world’s biggest IPO since Alibaba’s $25 billion coming-out in 2014, after the southern Chinese financial hub relaxed rules that had deterred some big IPOs.As China increases its grip on Hong Kong, a listing there is just fine with Beijing, said Balding.US-China tensions may also further push Chinese tech companies to list at home, to curry favour with Beijing and avoid getting caught in the middle of the big-power tug-of-war, analysts said. One such victim of the battle is Chinese telecom equipment ZTE, which has been banned from selling to US firms for seven years after falling foul of Washington over illegal sales to Iran and North Korea.”The current Sino-US trade conflict has made up their minds to come back,” said Liao Qun, chief economist with China’s Citic Bank International.”We should begin to see action very soon.”But greater shareholder control over tech firms by Beijing or its actors could exacerbate US tensions if state-backed Chinese unicorns seek to expand overseas with acquisitions, Balding said.”When Beijing, through its tech companies, then goes out to buy firms and control their data while not allowing foreign competition in its own market, there is a very valid (US) concern both from competitiveness and a national security standpoint,” he said. China’s Xiaomi submits HK filing, with big IPO expected Ride-sharing firm Didi Chuxing is among several Chinese firms valued in the tens of billions of dollars that are lining up a listing in China this year Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi recently chose Hong Kong over New York for what could be the world’s biggest IPO since Alibaba in 2014, after the southern Chinese financial hub relaxed rules that had deterred some big IPOs The enticements fit with President Xi Jinping’s desire to harness all facets of national power to compete with the United States, said analysts.”It does fit together broadly with China promoting high-tech and developing its financial markets,” said Fraser Howie, author of “Red Capitalism”, an analysis of China’s economy.The benefits for China include allowing domestic investors to profit from unicorn success while enhancing Beijing’s grip on a tech sector that is already “quasi-nationalised” through state-linked funding and other means, said Balding.Such listings are expected to be vigorously embraced, potentially reinvigorating Chinese share markets dominated by financials or industrials.They will “increase the depth and activity of the market,” said Jackson Wong of Huarong International Securities.”That’s the (government’s) main focus and they are trying to get that done quickly.”Tech companies, meanwhile, could open a spigot of cash as their shares are typically priced much higher in China than elsewhere. Citation: China moves to rope in its tech ‘unicorns’ (2018, May 9) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-05-china-rope-tech-unicorns.html New share offerings worth tens of billions of dollars are in the pipeline for 2018, setting it up as a blockbuster year with a number of so-called “unicorns”—tech start-ups valued at least $1 billion—lining up to cash in.China dominates the line-up of the world’s biggest unicorns expected to list, including mobile-payments pioneer Ant Financial—valued at an estimated $100 billion—as well as ride-sharing firm Didi Chuxing and online-services platform Meituan-Dianping, both put in the tens of billions.Strict rules essentially prevented the first wave from listing in mainland China, with Alibaba and Baidu instead opting for New York and Tencent heading to Hong Kong.But authorities are now planning to ease those rules, which analysts say is part of Beijing’s goal of developing domestic champions into global leaders in artificial intelligence, big data, and other sectors—with state support.And this comes at a time of heightened trade tensions with Washington, which already complains of a skewed playing field in China’s domestic markets.”This is absolutely part of China 2025,” said Peking University economics professor Christopher Balding, using shorthand for China’s tech-dominance plan.”One of the things that Beijing has made very clear is that they want to control and strengthen their tech companies. It has its thumb on the scale at every step.”National strategiesFirms must show at least three years’ profit before they can list in China, ruling out cash-burning start-ups. read more

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