The tourism body has partnered with one of the most luxurious hotels on the island, Half Moon in Montego Bay, to create the virtual cooking demonstrations. Open to both agents and consumers, the chefs and bartenders of the hotel will bring the real flavours of Jamaica into participants’ homes showing them how to make a bold Jamaican flavoured dishes. Also on offer is an exploration of ‘Chocolate Tea’. – Advertisement – This webinar will be followed by a ‘Jamaica – Off the Beaten Path’ webinar on Wednesday, November 11th at 15:30, which will uncover little known attractions in Jamaica providing agents with a deeper understanding of the island and its hidden gems. To get agents in the Christmas spirit, the sales team will host a ‘Christmas in Jamaica’ webinar on November 18th at 15:30.See how Christmas in Jamaica is celebrated – from traditional meals and music – to what travellers can expect and experience if they choose to celebrate the festive season on the island.Travel agents can register to attend the webinars using the following links: Cook Something Bold Today – here Jamaica – Off the Beaten Path – here Christmas in Jamaica – here OlderKitzbühel prepares for ski season with new Covid-19 measures The novelty of this hot beverage dates back to the 1600s when Sir Hans Sloane was introduced to cocoa as a drink in Jamaica, which he then brought back to England and was later used by Messrs Cadbury who manufactured chocolate using Sloane’s recipe.The first webinar will be held at 16:00 today and will be hosted by Half Moon’s executive chef, Klaus Frauenschlaeger; Half Moon’s executive pastry chef, Jillian Lindo; and the chef of Sugar Mill Restaurant, Christopher Golding.The first 50 people to register for the webinar will be sent a Jamaica Spice Kit which will include hot sauce, fish and jerk seasoning and Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee liqueur, aimed at encouraging participants to try the recipes shown at home.- Advertisement – NewerGermany and Sweden removed from UK quarantine safe list – Advertisement – The Jamaica Tourist Board has announced its latest webinar series, ‘Cook Something Bold Today’. The events will explore the cuisine of the island and highlight its enticing gastronomic experiences.- Advertisement –
Steve Bruce exclusive: Newcastle boss on Callum Wilson’s uncoachable scoring touch, and the Magpies’ progress | Football News
“He’s scored three goals this year from within a yard. Now there’s a knack in itself!”Steve Bruce believes Callum Wilson has something special: that inbuilt ability possessed only by natural strikers.- Advertisement – “It just goes to show that a goalscorer is something which is in you. You can’t really coach that; being in the right place at the right time is that unique knack and that’s why he’s made such a difference to us.”Listen to Steve Bruce on the Sky Sports Pitch to Post Preview Podcast on: Spotify | Apple | CastboxWilson is a player Bruce has been keen to work with for some time and the England international has all the attributes the Magpies boss likes to have in a frontman.- Advertisement – “He gets his move and does particularly well for Bournemouth. Every time you play against him you know that first and foremost he’s a real top, top lad. He’s a good character, a good type and of course when you do analyse it, he’s quick, he’s big, he’s strong and he can score a goal.“So when you put all of those ingredients together, then that’s what we’re looking for, someone who gives us that option, which every team likes to have.” FREE TO WATCH: Highlights from Newcastle win over Everton in the Premier League “I first became aware of Callum when he was at Coventry a long time ago and you monitor somebody when he bursts onto the scene,” Bruce said. That would temporarily lift them up to fourth in the table, and while Bruce will not get swayed by positions in the early-season standings, he is quietly confident in the way his team are progressing.“We brought in four outfield players [in the summer] which equates to a quarter of the team, near enough, so it always takes time,” said Bruce. “But the more better players you’ve got, we’ve now got the ability to change it at the top end of the pitch. Maybe we didn’t have that last year, enough.“So the squad is certainly better, which helps myself and the team. It takes a bit of time. Quietly we’re nudging along.“We’re not going to get too carried away because we’ve had a decent result but if we can get the result at Southampton it will have been a decent start to the season, which was always going to be difficult when you look at the teams we’ve played.”Pitch to Post Preview: Jamie Carragher on Man City vs Liverpool; Steve Bruce on Callum Wilson; Chelsea’s title chances assessedJamie Carragher and Steve Bruce are among the guests on this week’s Pitch to Post Preview Podcast.Sky Sports pundit Carragher joins Peter Smith and Adam Bate to look ahead to the big Super Sunday clash between Man City and Liverpool, while Steve Bruce is on the line to discuss Newcastle’s Friday Night Football trip to Southampton and the form of star striker Callum Wilson.Also on the show we analyse how Chelsea have turned around their defensive problems, how Leicester have coped with injury problems, and Adam makes a bold Pitch.Listen to Steve Bruce on the Sky Sports Pitch to Post Preview Podcast on: Spotify | Apple | Castbox You can’t really coach that; being in the right place at the right time is that unique knack and that’s why he’s made such a difference to us.Steve Bruce on Callum Wilson A question of balanceWilson’s sharp finishing has been particularly useful to Newcastle this season given the fact they have had the joint-fewest shots on target in the Premier League. In fact, remarkably, they have found the net 10 times from just 18 shots on target.Combine that with the fact Newcastle have faced 117 shots, 13 more than any other side, and inevitably, there has been criticism about the manner of the team’s performances. Friday 6th November 8:00pm Kick off 8:00pm Bruce is aware of that feeling and insists he too is looking to play a more expansive brand of football – but warns there must also be a realism and balance to how adventurous teams can be in the Premier League, given the quality possessed by other sides.“We’ve been saying that now for the best part of 15 months since I’ve been here: to try to get that balance right,” he said.“With Callum, he certainly gives you a cutting edge at the top end of the pitch but what we were doing earlier in the season, we were conceding too many goals and giving too much away.“I think if you’re doing that against the really good teams we see in the Premier League… and you know the top teams in the Premier League, if you look at them at the moment, apart from Man U’s result on Wednesday night, they’re blowing everybody away.“The Chelseas and Tottenhams and Man Citys of this world are beating the top teams in Europe by five and six every week.“So this is what you have to play against and you have to make sure you get the balance right if you possibly can.”Strength in depthFriday’s opponents Southampton are another example of how dangerous Premier League sides can be, having scored four in their win over Aston Villa last weekend.They will be without injured striker Danny Ings – “I’m delighted it’s not too serious, he deserves a bit of luck,” says Bruce – and in the absence of Saints’ top scorer, Newcastle have the opportunity to make it back-to-back wins going into the international break. Speaking to the Pitch to Post Preview Podcast, the Newcastle boss made it clear how pleased he has been with the impact his £20m summer signing from Bournemouth has had.With six goals in his first seven Premier League appearances it is no surprise Bruce is happy with Wilson’s return so far. Those goals have accounted for six of Newcastle’s 11 points, helping them to their best start to a Premier League season in nine years.“He’s tapped in against Burnley, he’s had a tap-in against West Ham and he certainly had that at the weekend as well,” said Bruce, reflecting on Wilson’s eventual clincher against Everton, after he had earlier scored a penalty.- Advertisement – 2:53 Image:Summer-signing Ryan Fraser is getting up to speed for Newcastle – Advertisement –
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As world leaders congratulate Democrat Joe Biden for his victory in the U.S. presidential election, Russia’s decision not to do so speaks volumes.Analysts noted that while many European leaders congratulated Biden, expressing a desire to renew erstwhile tense relations with the U.S. and work constructively with the new administration, Russia did not comment on the election outcome this weekend, with no message of congratulations coming from President Vladimir Putin.It marks a stark change from 2016 when the Kremlin rushed to congratulate Trump on his victory.- Advertisement – Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting with members of the government via a teleconference call at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence, outside Moscow, on September 29, 2020.ALEXEY DRUZHININ | AFP | Getty Images – Advertisement – Instead, on Monday, the Kremlin issued a cautious statement, with spokesman Dmitry Peskov saying that it would await the official results of the election before commenting on the outcome, and that it had noted Trump’s announcement of legal processes related to the vote.Speaking to reporters, Peskov added that Putin had repeatedly said he was ready to work with any U.S. leader, Reuters reported, and that Russia hoped it could establish dialog with the new U.S. administration and find a way to normalize relations.The lack of congratulations for Biden has not been lost on Russia-watchers.- Advertisement – “Think Putin is trying to send a message that Russia does not care what happens in the U.S. — that somehow Russia is above all this,” Timothy Ash, senior emerging markets strategist at Bluebay Asset Management, said in a note Sunday. “Ridiculous given Putin (drove) the agenda in 2016, putting Trump in the White House and tried his best to get him re-elected,” Ash added, alluding to Russia’s interference in the 2016 U.S. election that saw Trump come to power.Indeed, despite ongoing U.S. economic sanctions on Russia for that electoral interference — as well as its annexation of Crimea, role in a pro-Russian uprising in east Ukraine, alleged role in a nerve agent attack in the U.K. and other misdemeanors — Putin appeared to enjoy congenial relations with Donald Trump.The outgoing U.S. president made waves in 2018 when, following a high-profile summit with Putin in Helsinki, Trump said he believed Putin’s repudiation of allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 vote, despite advice to the contrary from the U.S. intelligence community.Now there is likely a change in the air when it comes to U.S.-Russia relations.At the very least, analysts told CNBC before the result that they expected a Biden win to increase tensions between Washington and Moscow, and raise the probability of new sanctions on Russia.While on Friday, experts from risk consultancy Teneo Intelligence said they expected more cooperation between Biden and Europe on global issues such as “countering China, Russia, and climate change.”In their note, analysts led by Mujtaba Rahman, managing director of Europe analysis, forecast “more cooperation on (a) tough stance toward the Kremlin, as well as policy towards the Ukraine and Belarus,” and “meaningful progress” with international allies over NATO, bilateral trade and Iran.‘Tough line versus Russia’Any relaxation of U.S. economic sanctions on Russia are likely to be tied to progress on meaningful conflict resolution over Crimea, and in the Donbass region in east Ukraine (where two pro-Russian regions have declared themselves republics).A peace agreement still eludes Moscow and Kiev, despite efforts by Germany and France to broker a lasting settlement. Holger Schmieding, chief economist at Berenberg, said Biden’s focus was likely to be on stopping any additional aggression towards Ukraine.He highlighted that as a “leading member” of the Senate foreign policy committee, Biden was well-versed on the conflicts in the region.“This precedent suggests that he will also take a tough line versus Russia, trying to deter any further Russian aggression against or interference in Ukraine and other countries,” Schmieding told CNBC Monday.“Biden knows Europe well. Unlike Trump, he has no sympathy for self-styled ‘strong men’ such as Putin. He firmly backs NATO and the EU.”The degree of Biden’s commitment to defending Europe from any potential Russian aggression will be seen in his stance on NATO, the military alliance whose members (particularly Germany) were lambasted by Trump repeatedly for not spending enough on defense.“There are rumors of a NATO summit early in a Biden administration that will signal the pre-eminence of the transatlantic relationship and rapidly change the tone of the Trump years,” Chris Skaluba, a former U.S. defense official and director of the Atlantic Council’s Transatlantic Security Initiative, said in a note Saturday.“Expect a quick effort to put the U.S.-EU relationship on better footing as well.”Skaluba added that one particular thing to watch is whether Biden reverses Trump’s decision to remove thousands of U.S. troops from Germany.“Doing so will be a down payment on ensuring adequate resources are available to deter Russia,” he said. “A decision otherwise would indicate a gap between rhetoric and resources and that will augur further, if more polite, transatlantic tensions.” – Advertisement –
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Us Weekly broke the news in June that the American Horror Story alum is expecting her and boyfriend Garrett Hedlund’s first child. The couple conceived as soon as they “stopped thinking about it,” Roberts said on Wednesday.Emma Roberts. Anthony Harvey/ShutterstockA source exclusively told Us earlier this month that she and the actor, 36, are “getting more and more excited” as her due date nears.- Advertisement – While the Holidate star didn’t initially “have time to freeze” her eggs, she went through with the process, explaining, “To be honest, I was also terrified. Just the thought of … finding out, perhaps, that I wouldn’t be able to have kids. … It was a difficult process.”The Unfabulous alum also had to battle feelings of guilt after her diagnosis as if she had “done something wrong” — but saw the light after speaking to other women.“All of a sudden, there was a new world of conversation about endometriosis, infertility, miscarriages, fear of having kids,” the New York native said. “I was so grateful to find out I was not alone in this. I hadn’t done anything ‘wrong’ after all.”- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Parenthood prep. Pregnant Emma Roberts was “terrified” to freeze her eggs after being diagnosed with endometriosis.“I always had debilitating cramps and periods, so bad that I would miss school and, later, have to cancel meetings,” the actress, 29, told Cosmopolitan in her December/January cover story, published on Wednesday, November 11. “I mentioned this to my doctor, who didn’t look into it and sent me on my way because maybe I was being dramatic? In my late 20s, I just had a feeling I needed to switch to a female doctor. It was the best decision. She ran tests, sent me to a specialist. Finally, there was validation that I wasn’t being dramatic. But by then, it had affected my fertility. I was told, ‘You should probably freeze your eggs or look into other options.’”Emma Roberts on the cover of Cosmopolitan, December/January 2020/2021. – Advertisement – “Garrett is really looking forward to becoming a dad and feels as though this is something he needed,” the insider said at the time. “He is ready to take on all the daddy duties, and Emma getting pregnant has forced him to become more responsible. He thinks that’s a blessing.”In January, the Minnesota native was arrested for driving under the influence, Us exclusively confirmed. Hedlund “immediately sought treatment, which was successful,” his rep told Us. “Today, he’s in a solid and great place.”Listen to Us Weekly’s Hot Hollywood as each week the editors of Us break down the hottest entertainment news stories!
“We’ll end by reminding the System that our actions are being watched very closely by consumers, crew, and other external stakeholders,” the letter said.The fast-food giant has faced several lawsuits this year alleging that the company’s franchisees failed to protect them adequately from contracting the virus. In one such case, a Chicago judge found that McDonald’s was not negligent but needed to train its workers better on social distancing and properly wearing masks.McDonald’s U.S. President Joe Erlinger wrote in a Medium post published Friday that the chain will convene several roundtables to discuss its Covid-19 prevention practices with others in the industry.“This is an area where we don’t see anyone as a competitor; the more that an organization of our scope and scale can share what we’ve learned, the more we can help make everyone safer,” he said.Erlinger also said that the rate of infection in McDonald’s restaurants is lower than that of the general U.S. population, but the company is aiming to eliminate new cases. He asked employees to report any suspected cases through the chain’s Covid hotline.“After all, McDonald’s success – just like the success of Walmart, Apple, Starbucks, or any other U.S.-based business – depends on all of us getting back to some version of normal as quickly as possible,” he wrote.Shares of McDonald’s were nearly flat in afternoon trading Friday. The stock, which has a market value of $164 billion, has risen 7% so far this year. – Advertisement – People wear protective face masks outside a McDonald’s location in New York City.Noam Galai | Getty Images – Advertisement – McDonald’s will conduct coronavirus safety reviews of its restaurants in the next six weeks as health experts worry that Covid fatigue is contributing to the record high number of new cases in the U.S.The 7-day average of new Covid-19 cases surpassed 131,400 on Thursday, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. According to CNBC analysis, the rate of new daily new infections is up 32% compared with the same time last week.The recent surge in infections has prompted some states and municipalities to announce harsher restrictions ahead of the holiday season. The state of New York, for example, has implemented a nightly curfew of 10 p.m. for indoor and outdoor dining. Some cities, like McDonald’s hometown of Chicago, have chosen instead to ban indoor dining once again.- Advertisement – McDonald’s will conduct one visit per franchisee, according to an internal note to U.S. operators viewed by CNBC. The assessments were created in collaboration with franchisee leadership. McDonald’s U.S. Chief Field Officer Charlie Strong, National Franchisee Leadership Alliance Chair Mark Salebra and franchisee Tracy Johnstone penned the letter.The inspections will assess how a franchisee is executing the “top five operating minimums.” Once completed, the franchisees are expected to make sure the rest of their locations also follow the best practices. The goal is to complete all of the visits by Dec. 31.Strong, Salebra and Johnstone also emphasized the importance of using equipment to enable contactless pay and to make social distancing possible in the kitchens.- Advertisement –
See also: The WHO had reported 19 cases and four deaths May 24 when it first confirmed the outbreak in Yambio County of Sudan’s Western Equatoria province. The agency said it is continuing to help with surveillance, case management, and follow-up with contacts of patients. June 1 WHO statementhttp://www.who.int/csr/don/2004_06_01a/en/ CIDRAP overview of Ebola and other viral hemorrhagic fevershttp://www.cidrap.umn.edu/cidrap/content/bt/vhf/biofacts/index.html Jun 1, 2004 (CIDRAP News) – The outbreak of Ebola hemorrhagic fever in southern Sudan has increased to 25 cases with six deaths, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced today.
Jul 25, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – A Russian official has identified the avian influenza virus that has been killing poultry in Siberia as H5N2, a strain that is not dangerous to humans.But another Russian official reported to the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) yesterday that the virus had not yet been fully identified. The poultry outbreaks in the Novosibirsk region of southwestern Siberia were first reported last week.Alexander Shestopalov, an official at the State Scientific Center for Virology and Biotechnology, identified the virus as H5N2, according to a Jul 22 report by Interfax, a Russian news agency.”This virus is considerably less pathogenic for poultry than H5N1, which is found in Southeast Asia, and is absolutely harmless to humans,” Shestopalov was quoted as saying.But in a report to the OIE yesterday, Dr. Evgueny A. Nepoklonov, head of the Main Veterinary Department at the Ministry of Agriculture and Food in Moscow, said the N, or neuraminidase, number of the virus had not yet been determined. He confirmed that the virus had been “preliminarily” identified as an H5.Nepoklonov’s report, published on the OIE Web site, said outbreaks of avian flu were reported in nine villages in the Novosibirsk region.He didn’t mention how many birds had died, but said the mortality rate was low, from 1% to 2.6%. He told the OIE last week that more than 350 birds had died.”An epidemiological analysis has shown that the disease started in a flock in contact with wild waterfowl at open water reservoirs,” Nepoklonov’s report says. “This is proposed as the primary source of the virus. In addition, there is evidence of the disease in wild birds.” He also said no outbreaks had occurred at commercial poultry farms.Shestopalov said the virus came from the Mediterranean region and probably was brought to Novosibirsk by migrating birds, according to the Interfax report.H5N2 viruses have not been known as harmful to humans. Mexico had a series of outbreaks of highly pathogenic H5N2 in poultry from 1995 to 2003 without any human cases. A small outbreak of the virus occurred at a farm near San Antonio, Tex., in February 2004, with no human cases.More than 100 people have been infected with H5N1 viruses and more than 50 have died in Southeast Asia since late 2003.See also:CIDRAP overview “Avian influenza: Agricultural and wildlife considerations”