Angel Santiesteban-Prats Cuba Find out more AmericasChile AmericasChile to go further Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Chile Receive email alerts Mabel Cáceres Peru Find out more María Pía Matta Chile Find out more A member of the Mapuche indigenous community, like 4 per cent of Chileans, Mireya Manquepillán has been prosecuted for using an unauthorized frequency as the manager of Kimche Mapu, a community radio station covering the Los Rios region, 800 km south of Santiago. She testified to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination in August 2013 that her case reflected the plight of indigenous communities in Bolivia, Peru, Brazil, Honduras, Guatemala and Mexico. The Chilean government immediately announced an indigenous broadcasting plan for 2014-16. But the promised creation of 30 new radio stations, 10 million pesos (15,000 euros) in funding and a pilot project with Kimche Mapu have yet to materialize. “It was just an announcement to make an impact, and nothing more,” Mireya said. Lydia Cacho Mexico Find out more Yoani Sánchez Cuba Find out more Information hero Mireya Manquepillán Huanquil See more
Aug 25, 2009Full H1N1 immunity may not come till ThanksgivingHealth and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said yesterday it will probably be Thanksgiving before many Americans are fully immunized against the novel H1N1 flu virus, the Associated Press (AP) reported. Sebelius, speaking to reporters in Atlanta, said immunization will probably require two doses 3 weeks apart, and full immunity won’t develop until a week or two after the second dose. The first doses are expected to become available in mid-October.http://www3.whdh.com/news/articles/national/BO122639/Aug 25 AP reportAs demand drops, UK closes 2 pandemic flu call centersBecause of declining demand, Britain’s National Pandemic Flu Service will close two of its telephone call centers this week, the Guardian newspaper reported. The story said infection rates have dropped and calls to the help lines have fallen since late July. The centers prescribe antiviral drugs over the phone to people with flu-like illnesses, a practice that has stirred controversy. More than 500,000 packs of oseltamivir were prescribed in the first 2 weeks after the centers opened.http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/aug/25/swine-flu-call-centres-closeAug 25 Guardian storySmokers may be susceptible to severe H1N1 illnessA Hong Kong health official said smokers may be prone to suffering life-threatening complications from novel H1N1 flu, Bloomberg News reported yesterday. At a medical meeting, Thomas Tsang of Hong Kong’s Centre for Health Protection said 12 of 27 patients who suffered pneumonia and other serous complications were current or former smokers, and some had no other known risk factors. About 1 in 200 people in Hong Kong who tested positive for H1N1 experienced severe disease, the story said.http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601202&sid=aSs9.rvfo7g8Aug 24 Bloomberg News storyAsia predicted to fall far short on H1N1 vaccineAsian countries will far markedly short of novel H1N1 vaccine this fall, a spokesman for the World Health Organization (WHO) said, according to a Reuters story today. Australia and China are scheduled to start vaccine production in September, but their vaccine is unlikely to benefit the rest of the region. “There is going to be massive underproduction of vaccines as compared to the needs and demand,” said Manila-based WHO spokesman Peter Cordingley.Sweden targets entire population for vaccineSweden has set aside $142 million to pay for the vaccination of its entire population against pandemic flu, an official said yesterday, according to an Agence France-Press (AFP) story today. The country has signed an agreement with British vaccine maker GlaxoSmithKline for 18 million vaccine doses enough to cover its population of about 9.3 million with two doses each. Sweden’s vaccination program will be voluntary.http://www.swedishwire.com/politics/811-sweden-to-fund-mass-swine-flu-vaccinationAug 25 AFP storyAll Maryland hospitals e-linked for flu trackingMaryland officials announced Monday that all of the state’s hospitals will be linked via computer to better track pandemic influenza this fall and winter, according to a Baltimore Sun report. Maryland is the first state to enroll all its hospitals in the surveillance program, which also can be used to combat bioterror. Forty-six hospitals will share data on patients admitted, diagnoses, and treatments. In addition, state drugstores will log sales of flu and cold medications.http://www.baltimoresun.com/health/bal-md.flu25aug25,0,2493626.storyAug 25 Baltimore Sun report
SOESDYKE Falcons mauled CV Jaguars 10-1, while Grove beat Kuru Kururu Warriors 4-1 and Agricola secured a walk-over victory from Diamond when play in the Guyana Football Federation/NAMILCO National Under-17 Intra-Association competition continued on Saturday last at the Grove Playfield, Grove, East Bank Demerara,Soesdyke Falcons’ huge margin of victory was spearheaded by Kelsey Benjamin who netted a hat-trick in the 16th, 78th and 79th minutes with support from the Khan siblings, team captain Tyrone and Tyrell.Tyrell scored in the 11th and 44th minutes, while Tyrone blasted the nets in the 23rd and 58th minutes.Lerone Prince (54th), Nickolas Billison (75th) and an own-goal closed off Soesdyke’s scoring while Circuit Ville Jaguars got their consolation strike from Melon Joseph in the 70th minute.The main supporting game saw the home team (Grove) maintaining their unbeaten record with a 4-1 triumph over Kuru Kururu Warriors while Agricola gained full points without breaking a sweat since their opponent, Diamond United, failed to show up for the match.Grove brushed aside the challenge of the Warriors through goals from Kevin Padmore in the 29th minute, Rasheed Evans in the 60th, Jamasi Benjamin in the 77th and Threvon Pluck two minutes to full time.KK Warriors were able to pull one back through Jonathan Bailey who found the back of the opposition’s net in the 30th minute which actually tied the match at 1-1 but never threatened after, as Grove ran riot.Meanwhile, in the East Demerara Football Association Leg of the tournament, Buxton United, Mahaica Determinators, and Ann’s Grove all recorded victories when the League continued at the Golden Grove ground.Buxton United made light work of the home team (Golden Grove), winning by a 5-0 margin through goals from Tironi Semple who scored in the 68th, 72nd and 75th minutes, while Joshua Liverpool and Leslie Durant supported with a goal each in the 25th and 55th minutes respectively.Mahaica Determinators beat Bachelors Adventure/Paradise 3-0 with the winning goals coming off the boots of Orland Adonis in the 20th and 25th minutes and one from a Rickford Profit 60th minute strike.Ann’s Grove then made light work of Buxton Youth Developers,winning by a 4-0 margin.For the victorious Ann’s Grove side, Maurice Adams netted a brace in the 42nd and 44th minutes while Yohance France supported with a brace of his own in the 50th and 52nd minutes.