Healthy Home Economist 18 June 2013On June 14, 2013, Japan’s health ministry raised eyebrows around the world by deciding to formally withdraw its recommendation for HPV vaccination (Gardasil, Cervarix) to protect girls against cervical cancer.The reason? Hundreds of complaints from Japanese citizens about possible side effects such as long-term pain, numbness and even paralysis.In an attempt to avoid completely alienating the World Health Organization, which recommends the HPV vaccine used by many developed nations, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare insisted that it is not suspending the use of the vaccine, but simply instructed local Japanese governments not to promote it until more study is conducted on its safety.Mariko Momoi, vice president of the International University of Health and Welfare, who headed the task force on the matter said:“The decision (not to recommend the vaccination) does not mean that the vaccine itself is problematic from the viewpoint of safety. By implementing investigations, we want to offer information that can make the people feel more at ease.”Blah, blah, blah. The best government-speak in the world doesn’t drown out this message which is LOUD and clear. The Japanese health ministry doesn’t trust the HPV vaccines Gardasil or Cervarix.http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/gardasil-shocker-japan-withdraws-support-for-hpv-vaccine/
WASHINGTON — Four members of the Chinesemilitary have been charged with breaking into the computer networks of theEquifax credit reporting agency and stealing the personal information of tensof millions of Americans, the Justice Department said Monday, blaming Beijingfor one of the largest hacks in history to target consumer data. The hackers in the 2017 breach stole thepersonal information of roughly 145 million Americans, collecting names,addresses, Social Security and driver’s license numbers and other data storedin the company’s databases. The intrusion damaged the company’s reputation andunderscored China’s increasingly aggressive and sophisticatedintelligence-gathering methods. Attorney General William Barr speaks during a news conference, Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, at the Justice Department in Washington, as Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General Seth Ducharm looks on. AP “The scale of the theft was staggering,”Attorney General William Barr said Monday in announcing the indictment. “Thistheft not only caused significant financial damage to Equifax, but invaded theprivacy of many millions of Americans, and imposed substantial costs andburdens on them as they have had to take measures to protect against identitytheft.” (AP)
THE Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) in an effort to fulfill its mandate of cricket development has shortlisted 21 players for immediate training and preparation ahead of the Guyana Cricket Board’s Inter-County Under-19 tournament.Training will be conducted under the supervision of Berbice’s senior coach, Julian Moore and coach Adrian Amsterdam.The players will be tested in physical fitness drills, since the BCB has now mandated fitness drills for cricketers who will be representing the county at that level.The shortlisted players will be engaged in two 50-over matches and two three-day games before the final team is selected to represent the county.The 21 players shortlisted are: Adrian Sukhwa, Kevin Sinclair, Daniel Samaroo, Steve Deonarine, Trevon Ceasor, Javid Karim, Mathew Hardial, Karan Arajpaul, Keith Simpson, Deon Sinclair, Raymon Vankenie, Junior Williams, Sylus Tyndall, Sasenarine Sookoo, Ezekiel Kempadoo, Veeramootoo Seuwasane, Emanuel Seecharran, Antonio February, Vivikanand Jagit, Zameer Inshan and Joshua Harrichand.
The No. 1 USC men’s tennis team looks to continue its strong start at Marks Tennis Stadium against the University of San Diego today at 2:30 p.m.Teamwork · Senior Robert Farah has paired with sophomore Steve Johnson as a doubles partner early in the Trojans’ 2010 season. – Sunil Murali | Daily Trojan A familiar face leads the Toreros — first-year head coach Brett Masi, who was an assistant coach for the Trojans the past four seasons.Masi was a crucial component to the national championship run last year, and the players are excited to reacquaint themselves with their former coach.“Brett was a huge part of our team and is close to a lot of the guys, so this will push them to be at their absolute best,“ USC coach Peter Smith said.Players feel that Masi’s familiarity with USC could give the Toreros an advantage in preparation.“[Masi] has more insight to our game, to our play,” junior Jaak Poldma said.USD will open its season against the Trojans (2-0, 0-0), as its first scheduled match against the University of San Francisco was postponed because of inclement weather.The Toreros finished with a 9-14 record last season. They have five returning letter winners along with four newcomers to this year’s squad.One of the returning stars is junior Dean Jackson, who compiled a 17-4 singles record last season. He finished the year ranked No. 34.Along with Jackson, sophomore Nikola Bubnic has performed impressively individually so far this season.Earlier this month, at the Collegiate Tennis Competition in Palm Springs, Calif., Bubnic beat No. 36 senior Clay Donato of University of North Carolina and lost a close match to No. 90 senior Bassam Beidas of Pepperdine 7-6, 7-6.San Diego’s strong singles lineup and the familiarity Masi has with USC’s squad should challenge the Trojans as they continue to adjust to the dual-match season.“We are just getting back into the team environment,” said sophomore Steve Johnson. “We need to keep working and progressing to our goal of winning the NCAA’s.”The team is looking forward to playing on a normal schedule, but — just as last week — bad weather looks like it may be an issue again.Rain is forecasted for Tuesday, potentially postponing the reunion of Masi and the Trojans.If the match is able to be played as scheduled, the Trojans will surely be motivated.“I know every guy on the team is going to be looking at being at their best to show coach Masi how good they are playing,“ Smith said.