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Wendy’s says the list of locations affected by its malware breach now tops 1,000 – more than three times its previous estimate – and it said the malware targeted point-of-sales systems and cardholder names, numbers and verification codes.In June, the franchise admitted that a “significantly higher” number than the previous estimate of 300 restaurants had been affected, and they admitted the threat might not yet be contained. On Thursday, the franchise admitted that card information had been stolen at 1,025 of its locations.“It is an outrage that retailers continue to compromise the safety of consumers’ sensitive financial information and our economy,” said NAFCU President and CEO Dan Berger. “Congress must act to implement national data security standards for retailers. Without these standards, essentially every time consumers use their credit or debit card they are gambling to see when their data will be breached, not if.” continue reading » 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
Apr 11, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – Avian influenza is continuing its spread among birds in many countries worldwide, with widespread outbreaks reported in Myanmar.More than 100 outbreaks have occurred in poultry in Myanmar (formerly Burma) since the presence of H5N1 avian flu was announced there about a month ago, officials from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) told Reuters news service yesterday.The bulk of the outbreaks appear to be occurring in Mandalay in central Myanmar and Sagaing in the northern part of the country, said He Changchui of the FAO. Two FAO teams have been on the ground in Myanmar.David Nabarro, avian flu coordinator with the United Nations, said the country has major problems. “We’re going to be focusing on Myanmar a lot in the next few days and weeks, trying to make sure that the authorities and civil society in that country are able to cope better,” he said.A World Health Organization (WHO) team will travel to Yangon at the end of April to assess how well people are being protected from the H5N1 virus spreading in poultry, Reuters reported.Myanmar’s military leadership is known for secrecy. The WHO describes communicable diseases as a major health problem in the nation.Other nations are fighting more public battles with the virus:Niger began culling poultry Apr 9, more than a month after H5N1 was first found in the country. The country had sought international help, saying it couldn’t conduct the culling on its own, Reuters reported Apr 9.Nigeria reported another nine outbreaks, mainly in commercial poultry, in Bauchi, Kaduna, and Jos, the country noted in an OIE report filed at the beginning of this month. The affected species include ostriches, emus, and black-crowned cranes.Israel has seen two new outbreaks in Jerusalem and HaDarom, totaling 50,000 birds, an OIE report said.The OIE continues to log more individual bird deaths and wild bird outbreaks in Europe, including in Croatia, Czech Republic (according to AFP), Denmark, France, Germany, Poland, Slovenia, and Switzerland.As avian cases spread in many parts of the world, officials in Thailand issued a final report on H5N1 to the OIE, claiming victory in their lengthy battle against the virus. The Mar 31 follow-up report said it had been 140 days since the last case of highly pathogenic avian flu in Thailand. That announcement comes in tandem with broad-based surveillance that included more than 57,000 cloacal swab samples collected in February.In the United Kingdom, debate swirled over the significance of an H5N1-infected swan found dead and partially consumed in northern Scotland on Mar 29.”The one swan doesn’t mean it (the virus) has arrived here,” said Sir David King, the government’s chief scientific adviser, on Apr 9 in a story from The Independent newspaper.DNA testing has identified the bird as a whooper swan, a migratory species that winters in Britain, according to an online report today by The Guardian newspaper.Charles Milne, the Scottish chief veterinary officer, said it wasn’t possible to tell where the swan contracted the lethal virus, The Guardian reported.”We are working on the assumption that the bird migrated to this country, but it’s impossible to say precisely where it died,” Milne was quoted as saying. Other media reports today speculated that the dead bird may have floated ashore from another country.Of 3,397 birds tested in recent months, including 428 swans from Feb 1 to Apr 1, only the dead whooper swan has tested positive for H5N1, according to the UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA).See alsoOIE reportshttp://www.oie.int/downld/AVIAN%20INFLUENZA/A_AI-Asia.htm
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Barbados says it has no intention of ending a programme through which Cuban nurses are engaged in the fight against the coronavirus (COVID-19) on the island, despite a threat by the United States to target countries benefiting from the “medical missions” from Havana. “Barbados is a sovereign country and we make decisions in the interest of the country just like other countries large and small. We have engaged the nurses from Cuba. Barbados had diplomatic relations with Cuba when other countries were trying to do the same . . . and we are not going to buckle under the pressure of any other nation,” said Health Minister, Jeffrey Bostic. Florida Republican Senator Rick Scott has introduced a new bill that would target countries that hire Cuban doctors through the “medical missions” controlled by the island’s government. CMC The Cut Profits to the Cuban Regime Act requires the State Department to publish the list of countries that contract the doctors through the Cuban government and to consider that as a factor in their ranking in the State Department’s annual Trafficking in Persons report. Scott is being supported by Florida and Texas Republicans, Senators Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz. He said the Cuban government was participating “in the human trafficking of doctors” and that any country that requests medical assistance from Cuba is aiding such efforts. He told a branch meeting of the ruling Barbados Labour Party (BLP) in St. Phillip, south-east of the capital on Sunday evening that Bridgetown would maintain its policy of being “friends of all, satellites of none”. Rubio also called the missions “a form of modern-day human trafficking,” but the Cuban government, which has almost 30,000 healthcare workers contracted in more than 50 countries, including in several Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries, has dismissed the accusations and insists that the missions are examples of cooperation and solidarity. Bostic said that Barbados was doing what was in the interest of its people and the nurses would remain here “because we expect we will have more cases and we are a tourism-based country which depended on almost 40 per cent of GDP”.
From shootout to second best in province, Nelson Selects surprise medal winner at Provincial B U13 Boys Cup
By Bruce FuhrThe Nelson Daily SportsNo one gave the Nelson Selects much of a chance at the B.C. Soccer U13 Boy’s Provincial B Cup — especially after the Heritage City squad needed shootout to dispose of Kootenay rivals Kootenay South.But the Selects surprise many of the experts by winning silver after falling 2-0 to Prince George Kodiaks in the final Sunday in Powell River.“It was a little disappointing to fall short at the very end of a long, hard road, but the boys can hold their heads high,” said coach Paul Dawson.“Prince George is a well-coached, tactically sound team and they deserved the victory.”“The boys gave everything they had for the four days, but in the end, missing five key players for various reasons meant it was always going to be challenging,” Dawson added.Two first half goals proved to be the difference in the final as the Northern Reps edged our Nelson.“By the last game four of our players on the field were playing with injuries, but they continued to fight hard to the final whistle,” Dawson explained.“At one point it looked like we might not even be able to attend the Provincials, so to win silver against the best teams in B.C. at this level, is a remarkable achievement.”Nelson opened the tourney by surprising Kamloops Blaze 2-1. Goals by Quinn Dawson and Bryce Twible gave Nelson the 2-0 lead. But the difference in the game may have been the incredible save off a penalty kick by Nelson keeper Parker Shaw-Lintz. Nelson lost to Coquitlam 5-3 during game two as the Lower Mainland squad rallied from an early Nelson lead.“(Coquitlam) is large and physical team,” said assistant coach Simon Lintz. “Full credit to them for coming back after our early goals.”Realizing the team could finish first or last in the pool, Nelson pulled off a 2-1 win over Comox Valley.Darian Johnson proved to be the hero scoring the winner for Nelson after Nigel Ziegler corralled a Guss Lammers cross to score the first goal of the game.“We’ve had great support from the parents, the team manager, and the rep coordinators at Nelson Youth Soccer,” Dawson explained. “Having Soccer Quest assist us in development helped us peak at just the right time, and Simon and I are very proud of the boys for what they’ve accomplished this year.”email@example.com