Indonesia reports its 66th avian flu case

first_imgSep 22, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – The Indonesian health ministry reported the country’s 66th H5N1 avian influenza case and 50th death today, this one in an 11-year-old boy who died Sep 18, according to several media reports.Runizar Ruesin, head of Indonesia’s bird flu information center, told Reuters the boy died at a hospital in Tulungagung in East Java province. An Associated Press report said the boy died 2 days after getting sick and just hours after he was admitted to the hospitalTests by two local laboratories confirmed that he had H5N1 avian influenza, Ruesin said.Indonesia has the most avian flu deaths of any country, but its case count is below Vietnam’s 93 cases. All of Indonesia’s cases have occurred since July 2005. The World Health Organization (WHO) had not yet recognized the new case at this writing.The boy had contact with dead chickens, which died in his house, Ruesin told Reuters. He said the health ministry would send investigators to the area where the boy lived. Ruesin told Bloomberg News today that authorities are testing the boy’s relatives and monitoring close contacts.The boy’s death marks the second avian flu fatality in the Tulungagung district in recent months. A 5-year-old boy from the district died Jun 16, according to the WHO.See also:Jul 4 WHO statement on previous case in Tulungagung district read more

Cairn sells half of its interest in Nova project

first_imgSpotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Also, if you’re interested in showcasing your company, product or technology on Offshore Energy Today, please contact us via our advertising form where you can also see our media kit. Cairn Energy has entered into a farm-out agreement for the sale of a 10% interest in the Wintershall Dea-operated Nova development offshore Norway.Installation of subsea templates on Nova field. Source: Wintershall DeaWith effect from January 1, 2019, ONE-Dyas Norge will acquire 10% in the project by paying $59.5 million plus customary working capital adjustments on completion, Cairn said in a statement on Tuesday.Following this transaction, Cairn will retain a participating 10% interest in the Nova development and reduce its capital expenditure to the end of 2021 in the Nova area by approximately $110m.Cairn said it will use the proceeds of the transaction to fund group exploration and development activities.The Nova field development plan was submitted and approved in mid-2018 by the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate with first oil targeted in 2021.The transaction remains subject to written consent by the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy, partner and third-party approvals.As a result of the transaction, subject to approvals, the partners in these licenses will be as follows: Licenses PL418/PL418B: Wintershall DEA (Operator) 45%, Spirit Energy 20%, Edison 15%, Cairn 10%, ONE-Dyas 10%; and, License PL378: Wintershall DEA (Operator) 76%, Cairn 12%, ONE-Dyas 12%.The gross asset value of the interests being transferred was $62.5m, the net asset value was $28.5m.The Nova field is located in the Norwegian North Sea, 120km northwest of Bergen. The expected recoverable reserves from the field are around 80 million barrels of oil equivalent (boe), of which the majority will be oil. The partnership is investing almost 1.1 billion euros in the development of the Nova field, which is expected to come on stream in 2021.The Nova is being developed with two subsea templates tied back to the Neptune-operated Gjøa platform. Gjøa will receive the well stream, and provide water injection and gas lift to the Nova field. A new module will be lifted onto Gjøa in 2020.In May this year, Wintershall Dea installed two subsea templates on the ocean floor in Norway, marking a major milestone for its operated Nova project.last_img read more

Football: The origins of Wisconsin’s most popular traditions

first_imgBack when Saturdays were filled with Badgeralls and miniature earthquakes produced by thousands of students participating in Wisconsin’s famous“Jump Around” tradition, did you ever think about its origin, and that of many other storied gameday traditions?Traditions such as “Jump Around,” singing “Build Me Up Buttercup” staying late for “Bucky’s 5th Quarter” and the rallying cry of “On, Wisconsin” are all traditions that have been staples at University of Wisconsin football games. The Badger Herald delved into the origins of these four great football traditions. “Jump Around”In 1998, a talented Purdue team was driving against the then No. 10 ranked Badgers. The Boilers, led by quarterback Drew Brees were trying to deadlock the game at 24 as the third quarter came to a close. As the Boilers’ potent offense changed ends, “Jump Around” by House of Pain was played through the loudspeakers. Immediately, it became a hit. Now, over twenty years later, “Jump Around” is considered one of the best traditions in college football. “It all started as just another song to energize fans with the ulterior motive of trying to make it difficult for Purdue to move the ball,” UW Assistant Athletic Director for marketing and promotions Kevin Kluender said in a 2019 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article. The Badgers went on to finish the 1998 season 11-1 with a victory in the Rose Bowl. Not knowing if this tradition would stick, Wisconsin’s marketing department tried the song in the ‘99 season as it was a success. Football: Five-star Rucci chooses BadgersNolan Rucci, Son of former NFL guard Todd Rucci and brother of current Badger Hayden Rucci, has announced his commitment Read…“We tried it at the start of the ’99 season,” Kluender said. “They continued to participate and the tradition started.” Bucky’s 5th Quarter According to UW’s marching band website, around 1977, the band received national attention with a new approach to the post-game show. They started this tradition by playing songs that got the student section involved. “Initially, it was clapping to ‘You’ve Said it All’ and arm waving to ‘Varsity,‘” the website says. “Nevertheless, it was evident early on that everyone was having fun being part of the show. As the repertoire of post-game specialties grew, so did the choreography. The band members added to the festivities by adding their bit of craziness — rolling vigorously on the ground, playing while standing on their heads, or kicking their legs in the air while playing on their backs.”  A performance that keeps fans in the stands for close to 30-45 minutes after the game, Bucky’s 5th Quarter is a tradition that allows Badger fans to celebrate regardless of the games outcome. ESPN top-200 edge rusher TJ Bollers bolsters Wisconsin’s recruiting classHighly touted 4-star recruit TJ Bollers declared his commitment to the University of Wisconsin football team Thursday, June 11. Bollers Read…“On, Wisconsin”Not only is “On, Wisconsin” the school’s fight song, but it’s also the official song for the state of Wisconsin. The epic battle cry of “On, Wisconsin” dates back to the Civil War when Lieutenant General Arthur Macarthur Jr. said those words to rally his regiment in the Battle of Chattanooga at Missionary Ridge. Now this phrase is used to unite Badgers across the country. The story behind the fight song is controversial and involves Wisconsin’s most hated rival, Minnesota. According to Culture Trip, in 1909, the University of Minnesota was holding a competition for the school’s new fight song. Composer, William T. Purdy thought of the tune “Minnesota, Minnesota.” Purdy’s roommate, Carl Beck, a UW attendee heard the song and fancied the melody. Beck began writing the lyrics for a song for the Badgers and after convincing Purdy to drop out of the competition, “On Wisconsin” was born.To add insult to injury, Wisconsin’s opponent the first time  “On, Wisconsin” was played, was Minnesota. One of the best fight songs in the country, “On, Wisconsin” is a term and fight song that brings the entire state together. “Build Me Up Buttercup”Like “Jump Around,” the popular song “Build Me Up Buttercup” by The Foundations playing at Wisconsin football games was another tradition created through trial and error. Though the exact origin of this tradition is unknown, the Wisconsin Alumni Association believes that it began shortly after the release of the film “There’s Something About Mary” in 1998. The movie brought renwed the song’s popularity and by the early 2000s, the song was blasting every Saturday at Camp Randall. Wisconsin’s tremendous fanbase should be given the credit for this great tradition, along with that of “Jump Around.” Without their passion and engagement in the game, these traditions would fade away. Each year, Wisconsin offers one of the top gameday football experiences. The next time you catch these traditions at Wisconsin home games, take time to think about the fascinating history behind them.last_img read more