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AFCON NFF CONSIDERS APPOINTING EGUAVOEN AS SUPER EAGLES HEAD COACH

AFCON NFF CONSIDERS APPOINTING EGUAVOEN AS SUPER EAGLES HEAD COACH

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The Nigeria Football Federation NFF is considering terminating the contract of Portuguese coach, Jose Peseiro as the Super Eagles head coach and hand Augustine Eguavoen a permanent contract. Eguavoen was appointed to take over in interim capacity following the sacking of Gernot Rohr before the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon. Read Also:E.Guinea end Sierra Leone’s AFCON journey to sail through The NFF went ahead to appoint Peseiro as head coach, but asked Eguavoen to take charge of the Super Eagles an interim capacity as the Portuguese would take over from him after the AFCON. However, following the performance of the team under the tutelage of Eguavoen, the NFF is considering reneging the contract of Peseiro. NFF Considers Appointing Eguavoen As Super Eagles Head Coach ...
Covid news live: WHO recommends lifting international travel bans and abolishing proof of vaccination requirements

Covid news live: WHO recommends lifting international travel bans and abolishing proof of vaccination requirements

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Blanket travel bans are ineffective in suppressing the spread of Omicron and proof of vaccination should not be “the only pathway or condition” for international travel, the WHO says. Germany reports record rise of 133,536 new cases 03:59 Germany is reporting another record rise of 133,536 daily new cases. It is the second consecutive day the European country has broken a pandemic record, with 234 deaths also reported, according to recently updated figures from the Robert Koch Institute. The previous daily count recorded on Tuesday was 112,323 new coronavirus cases and 239 deaths. The weekly incidence rate is now above 584.4 new infections per 100,000 people over seven days. © Provided by The Guardian A medical worker collects a swab from a man at a Covid-19 test...
Why is it better to wear an N95 than a cloth mask right now?

Why is it better to wear an N95 than a cloth mask right now?

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32 NEW YORK (AP) — Why is it better to wear an N95 than a cloth mask right now? © Provided by Associated Press Is it better to wear an N95 or cloth mask right now? (AP Illustration/Peter Hamlin)Health experts suggest stepping up protection against the highly contagious omicron variant with stronger masks such as N95s or KN95s. It's especially important now with health care systems under strain, and with people in higher-risk situations such as crowded, indoor settings for extended periods, says Linsey Marr, who studies viruses at Virginia Tech. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently updated its guidance to recommend the kinds of masks used by health care workers, but also noted it's important to pick a mask that fits well and that...
Pope’s right-hand man in the Vatican tests positive for Covid

Pope’s right-hand man in the Vatican tests positive for Covid

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Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican's secretary of state, tested positive for Covid Parolin's deputy, Archbishop Edgar Pena Parra, is asymptomatic with the virus There was no immediate comment on their last contact with Pope Francis By JACK NEWMAN FOR MAILONLINE PUBLISHED: 15:52, 18 January 2022 | UPDATED: 15:52, 18 January 2022   The Pope's right-hand man in the Vatican and his deputy have both tested positive for Covid. Cardinal Pietro Parolin, who serves as the Vatican's secretary of state and the pope's No. 2, has 'very light' symptoms. Parolin's deputy, Archbishop Edgar Pena Parra, is asymptomatic, Vatican officials said. +3 The Pope's right-hand man in the Vatican Cardinal Pietro Parolin (pictured) and his deputy h...
WHO official says world has ‘chance to end’ worst of COVID-19 this year

WHO official says world has ‘chance to end’ worst of COVID-19 this year

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If medicine and vaccine inequities are quickly dealt with, the world has a "chance to end" the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic this year, a top World Health Organization (WHO) official said on Tuesday. © Getty Images WHO official says world has 'chance to end' worst of COVID-19 this yearMichael Ryan, the executive director for WHO's Health Emergencies Programme, said during a World Economic Forum-hosted panel that the brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic, including lockdown measures and COVID-19-caused deaths, would continue if resources like the vaccine were not equitably distributed by businesses and governments, The Associated Press reported. However, he noted that "we have a chance to end the public health emergency this year if we do the things that we've been talking about." Ryan...
Zinc helps fight infections, but many people are deficient in this vital mineral

Zinc helps fight infections, but many people are deficient in this vital mineral

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Walk down the cold-remedy aisle of a pharmacy and you’ll see a shelf full of zinc supplements. Clearly, people must be worried that they’re not getting enough zinc, a nutrient often touted for its ability to quash the common cold and other respiratory illnesses. But do many of us really need more zinc? And if so, what good does it do? As researchers learn more about how our bodies use zinc, they’re finding that the element plays a surprisingly key role, particularly within the immune system. “We think zinc is a gatekeeper of immune function,” says Lothar Rink, an immunologist at RWTH Aachen University in Germany who recently co-wrote an overview of zinc’s roles in the immune system in the 2021 Annual Review of Nutrition. [The facts about zinc, the common cold and covid-19] An...
Covid-19 may be turning children into fussy eaters, experts suggest

Covid-19 may be turning children into fussy eaters, experts suggest

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© PA Archive Generic Education pictures   Covid infection could be turning more and more children into fussy eaters, experts have suggested. This may be because they are suffering from parosmia – a disorder where people experience strange and often unpleasant smell distortions. For example, chocolate may smell like petrol, or someone may smell rotting cabbage instead of lemon. Smell experts at the University of East Anglia and Fifth Sense, the charity for people affected by smell and taste disorders, say children in particular may be finding it hard to eat foods they once loved. Fifth Sense and Carl Philpott, from UEA’s Norwich Medical School, are launching guidance to help parents and healthcare professionals better recognise the disorder. Prof Philpott, said: “P...
Boris Johnson lied about lockdown party, Dominic Cummings claims

Boris Johnson lied about lockdown party, Dominic Cummings claims

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  Dominic Cummings has accused Boris Johnson of lying after No 10 denied the prime minister was warned against allowing a “bring your own booze” party during the first lockdown.© Provided by The Guardian Photograph: Peter Summers/Getty ImagesJohnson admitted to parliament last week that he attended drinks in the Downing Street garden on 20 May 2020 but claimed he had not realised it was a social gathering. The event was organised by Johnson’s principal private secretary (PPS), Martin Reynolds, who told people to “bring your own booze” – but No 10 denies that the prime minister saw the emailed invitation to about 100 staff. It has also denied allegations that two senior staffers warned Johnson not to go ahead with the drinks event, saying this was “not true”. Related: No 10...
COVID-19 concerns force U.N. to prepare tsunami-hit Tonga relief aid at a distance

COVID-19 concerns force U.N. to prepare tsunami-hit Tonga relief aid at a distance

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By Michelle Nichols, Kirsty Needham and Tom Westbrook (Reuters) -The United Nations is preparing to carry out relief operations for Tonga at a distance to avoid a COVID-19 outbreak in the Pacific island nation reeling from a volcanic eruption and tsunami, an official said on Wednesday.© Reuters/TONGA GEOLOGICAL SERVICES Eruption of the underwater volcano Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai off TongaAll the homes on one of Tonga's small outer islands have been destroyed and three people have died, the government said in its first statement https://www.reuters.com/world/significant-damage-reported-tongas-main-island-after-volcanic-eruption-2022-01-17 after Saturday's devastating eruption which it called "an unprecedented disaster". © Reuters/NEW ZEALAND DEFENCE FORCE A general view from a New ...
Kampala,Uganda:‘Prioritise recruitment of medical specialists’

Kampala,Uganda:‘Prioritise recruitment of medical specialists’

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Hospital directors appearing before the Committee on Health A cross section of directors of regional referral hospitals want government to prioritise budgeting for recruitment of specialists and consultants in the 2022/2023 financial year. The hospital directors blamed poor service delivery on the shortage of specialists and consultants. The directors of Hoima, Mbale, Lira and Moroto regional referral hospitals made the request on 17 January 2022 during a meeting with the Parliamentary Health Committee that is currently considering the Budget Frame Work Paper (BFP) for the next financial year. The Principal Administrator, Lira Regional Referral Hospital, Winnie Serwanja said that the hospital is still operating under the 2005 staff structure. “Over ti...