2003: Multiple Events (Appearance of new influenza strains in humans) H5N1: Caused two Hong Kong family members to be hospitalized after a visit to China, killing one of them, a 33-year-old man. (A third family member died while in China of an undiagnosed respiratory illness.) H7N7: In the first reported cases of this strain in humans, 89 people in the Netherlands, most of whom were poultry workers, became ill with eye infections or flu-like symptoms. A veterinarian who visited one of the affected poultry farms died. H7N2: Caused a person to be hospitalized in New York. H9N2: Caused illness in one child in Hong Kong. … [Read more...] about Lessons Found in History of Flu Pandemics
Emerging market countries
Though Thanksgiving is now synonymous with pumpkin pie, the original colonists considered pumpkin more of a savory ingredient, and it's not clear they even ate it on Thanksgiving Day. Most preparations used pumpkin, in addition to corn, in meat stews, Ott said. The first mention of pumpkin pie seems to have been a recipe for "pumpkin pudding baked in a crust," which appeared in the first American cookbook, "American Cookery," published by Amelia Simmons in 1796, Ott said. … [Read more...] about Great Pumpkin! 9 Fun Facts About the Halloween Gourd
ISA also recommended for the government and businesses to change their mindset about what is considered "innovation", highlighting that over 180 Australian companies it engaged with did not see business process innovation, marketing and branding, and creating new business models as part of their innovation strategies. … [Read more...] about ISA calls for equal attention to be paid to non-R&D innovation
The RSA Conference 2020, due to take place on February 24 - 28 in San Francisco, lost Platinum Sponsor IBM as an attendee. At present, eight vendors have withdrawn their participation; six of which are from China, one from the US, and one from Canada. In total, 0.79% of the total number of expected attendees have also canceled. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus kills MWC, IBM withdraws from RSA: What about Kaspersky’s Security Analyst Summit?
Protests by those who felt the school’s actions weren’t strong enough erupted throughout Chile. At Austral, faculty and students took over a building and went on strike. The university then moved to fire Yáñez Cárcamo, but a court reinstated him, ruling he could not be punished twice for the same misbehavior. In September 2018, the case received renewed attention when Yáñez Cárcamo attended a campus event—defying a request from the university’s president to stay away—and was confronted by ecologist Olga Barbosa, then a professor at the university, who respectfully asked him to leave. A photograph of the confrontation went viral (see above), and the incident made Barbosa, now the southern regional secretary for Chile’s Ministry of Science, Technology, Knowledge and Innovation, an icon for antiharassment activists. (Yáñez Cárcamo remains on the faculty and was allowed back on campus last … [Read more...] about ‘The spark has ignited.’ Latin American scientists intensify fight against sexual harassment