SEA Games: PH out of gold medal race in women’s floorball

first_imgMANILA, Philippines—The Philippines bowed to the might of Singapore, 8-1, effectively falling out of gold medal contention in the women’s floorball competition of the 2019 Southeast Asian Games Thursday at University of the Philippines College of Human Kinetics Gym.Singapore was on target early, netting two goals in the first frame for the 2-0 lead.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. NFA assures ample rice supply in ashfall, eruption-affected areas Leonardo DiCaprio, Taika Waititi, other stars react to Oscar nominations Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down LATEST STORIES Microsoft ends free Windows 7 security updates on Tuesday View comments Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) Lava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers flee MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Still reeling from the blitz they’ve experienced in the opening period, the Filipinos were then subjected to another Singaporean onslaught in the second with latter scoring three more goals to take a 5-0 lead.Jerylou Berdan gave the Philippines its lone goal of the match in the 57th minute but Singapore scored three more goals in the third frame.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4The Philippines fell to a 1-2 record ahead of a match against Malaysia on Friday, which could be their opponent for the bronze medal.  is a preview of the bronze medal match on Monday.Singapore, the defending champion after winning the gold in the last floorball competition in 2015, cruised to a 3-0 record and will face Thailand in the finals. Down, not out: Stephan Schrock tells Young Azkals to keep faith, fight Thailand reports case of coronavirus from China ‘People evacuated on their own’ No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientistlast_img read more

Arsenal news: Top scoring teen linked, Higuain latest and hope for Morata deal?

first_img Arsenal intersted in Philipp Ochs but 19-year-old could cost a lot – Ochs has only played 13 Bundesliga games and is currently on international duty with Germany’s U19 side. The 19-year-old is his nation’s top scorer with three goals, all of which came against Portugal. Hoffenheim, though, are not keen to sell a player who has a promising future ahead of him and are likely to demand a large fee. Milan waiting to see if Arsenal show real interest in Carlos Bacca – Bacca scored 18 Serie A goals last season, but is looking to leave in order to play European football. West Ham have been linked with him, but Italian news outlet Gazzetta dello Sport say Milan are waiting to see if Arsenal shore up their reported interest in the 29-year-old. 11 Joel Campbell wants to fight for Arsenal place – Campbell is still not a regular at Arsenal and has been consistently linked with a move away from the club. However, he told the official website he is looking forward to pre-season training after his holiday. “I will fight with everything to have the opportunity to play and to show what I can give”. Arda Turan priced at around £20m – Spanish news outlet Sport say Turan’s future is still up in the air and could sell the midfielder if a club offers Barcelona £20m. Arsenal have been linked, though Sport also say talks between player and club about his future have been planned. Leicester still waiting on Riyad Mahrez – As revealed by talkSPORT’s Transfer Insider, both Arsenal and Chelsea are monitoring Mahrez’s situation at Leicester. The Premier League champions are fighting hard to keep him and have offered a massive contract to the Algerian, which has been there since there the end of last season – no response yet, however… 11 11 11 11 Zinedine Zidane doesn’t quite confirm Alvaro Morata’s future is with Real – Speaking about Morata’s future, Real Madrid manager Zidane said: “He is an academy product, who knows what Real Madrid is and truthfully we are happy to have him with us. Later we’ll see.” The 23-year-old recently returned to Spain after two years at Juventus and it is still uncertain where his future lies. Both Arsenal and Chelsea have been linked with the player. Man City eyeing Hector Bellerin – Spanish news outlet Mundo Deportivo say Man City are interested in Hector Bellerin, Arsenal’s 21-year-old right back. He is happy in London and wants to stay in the Premier League, but is said to be open to the idea of linking up with Pep Guardiola given their Barcelona connection. 11 11 11 Rob Holding: Bolton defender heading to London for medical – The 20-year-old Bolton defender (above, left) is on his way to Arsenal in a reported £2m deal. Holding is a centre-back who can also play as a full-back and played 30 times last season and won the club’s Player of the Year prize. 11 Jason Denayer to leave Man City for Arsenal? – Denayer, one of the Belgium players who was sold a dummy by Wales’ Hal Robson-Kanu during the Euro 2016 quarter-final clash, is said to be on Wenger’s shortlist, say the Sun. The 21-year-old may leave if there’s a chance to play first team football regularly, which is looking unlikely at Man City given the link to Leonardo Bonucci. Denayer is worth about £15m and Arsenal have also been linked to Dortmund’s Matthias Ginter. 11 Gonzalo Higuain is too expensive for Juve – click the arrow above, right, to see more Arsenal transfer rumours – Juventus will NOT pay the reported £78.5m release clause for Napoli’s top scoring striker Higuain, says Juve chief exec Giuseppe Marotta. This is good news for Arsenal who have maintained an interest in the 36-goal striker. However, he has also proved too expensive for the Gunners and now it is said Napoli are preparing a bumper new contract for Higuain. Wellington Silva is off (yes, he was still there) – He didn’t appear once for Arsenal and has re-joined Brazilian side Fluminense on a four-year deal. Silva, 23, arrived in 2010 and appeared to be one for the future but spent time on loan in Spain and also at Bolton. Who else will Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger bring in during the summer transfer window?Gooners will tell you a new striker is a must, so here, talkSPORT has rounded up the latest rumours involving the club.REASONS FOR ARSENAL FANS TO BE HAPPYClick the arrow above, right, to see more Arsenal transfer rumours.To remain up to date with all the latest transfer news, click here. 11last_img read more

Cougars win behind efforts of Yi, Greiner

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant COC finished at 389, followed by Santa Barbara (396), Allan Hancock of Santa Maria (400), Moorpark (401), Ventura (405), Bakersfield (407) and Citrus of Glendora (416). “I know (Santa Barbara) is a good team,” Greiner said. “I’m pretty sure they’re playing their best right now, and we haven’t played the way we’re capable yet.” Said Peterson: “We’ve got to be better on the tail end (of matches) to consistently beat Santa Barbara.” The Cougars’ season resumes March 13 at Tierra Rejada Golf Club in Moorpark. Daunting task: COC’s eighth-seeded women’s basketball team plays Saturday at top-ranked Mt. San Antonio (32-2) of Walnut in S Southern California Regional final. The winner advances to the eight-team State Championships in Fresno. The Cougars (20-10) must contend with Lauren Ervin, the state’s No. 3 scorer with a 19.3 points-per-game average. COC is led by Kelly O’Linn (Saugus High) and Janette Galindo (Burroughs of Burbank). Both scored 14 points in last weekend’s 85-82 victory over Compton in the first round. Bright spot: Freshman guard Andre Murray (Cleveland of Reseda) enjoyed a fine year as COC men’s basketball team reached the Southern California regionals for the third consecutive year. Murray averaged 20 points per game, eight-best in the state, and was California’s No. 3 freshman scorer, behind Citrus of Glendora’s Rishawn Norwood (27.3) and Yuba of Marysville’s Mareceo Rutledge. Freshman Shant Bicakci (Saugus) ranked seventh in the state in assists, averaging 5.8 a game. Nathan Brown, (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! College of the Canyons’ men’s golf team, ranked No. 2 in the state, used a 1-2 finish by Damian Yi and Joe Greiner to sneak past first-place Santa Barbara City (17-1) in a Western State Conference match at Santa Maria Country Club. “If (Yi and Greiner) didn’t play as well as they did,” coach Gary Peterson said, “we didn’t have a prayer.” Yi shot 2-under-par 70 and Greiner 1-over 73 as the Cougars (15-3) narrowed the gap to No. 5 Santa Barbara before a two-week break. “The break is nice,” Greiner said. “We’ve been playing constantly since January.” last_img read more

Fantasy Premier League transfer tips to make for gameweek three

first_img 15 Out: Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) – £6.9m – Click the right arrow for more advice – Eagles manager Frank de Boer still doesn’t have a timeline for Zaha’s recovery so it’s definitely time to ditch the winger. In: Ryan Bertrand (Southampton) – £5.5m – Click the right arrow for more advice – The Saints’ left-back has a favourable run of fixtures coming up against Huddersfield, Watford, and Crystal Palace. He could get clean sheets or assists in these fixtures so could be a decent option. 15 15 In: Wayne Rooney (Everton) – £7.5m – Click the right arrow for more advice – An inspired start to the campaign has seen the England striker grab two goals and it might be wise to consider him as a cheap forward. In: Ben Davies (Tottenham) – £5.6m – Click the right arrow for more advice – With Danny Rose absent, the Welshman has continued at left-back and is doing well. He may not be as all-action as his team-mate but he is part of a tight defence and has registered plenty shots, and gets involved in set-pieces too. In: Matt Phillips (West Brom) – £6.0m – Click the right arrow for more advice – An assist machine last year, he’s got decent fixtures coming up against Stoke, Brighton, and West Ham. 15 Out: Marko Arnautovic (West Ham) – £7.0m – Click the right arrow for more advice – A foolish red card from the Austrian sees him suspended for three matches. It’s no surprise he’s on our list. In: Richarlison (Watford) – £6.0m – Click the right arrow for more advice – The young Brazilian has made an immediate impact at Vicarage Road. He scored against Bournemouth and looks a real talent. He gets plenty of shots on goal and sees the ball a lot already. 15 15 15 Out: Kyle Walker (Manchester City) – £6.5m – Click the right arrow for more advice – Suspended for one match due to his red card against Everton, you can drop him for one game, if you wish. 15 15 Out: Xherdan Shaqiri (Stoke City) – £6.0m – Click the right arrow for more advice – The Swiss star was substituted due to injury at the weekend. If you have the ability to drop him, we would recommend it. In: Dusan Tadic (Southampton) – £6.5m – Click the right arrow for more advice – Like Bertrand, Tadic has a favourable run of fixtures so is a great quick fix for your side, especially given his creativity, his involvement on set-pieces, and his price. 15 Out: Joshua King (Bournemouth) – £7.4m – Click the right arrow for more advice – The Norwegian is struggling this season after a hot run of form last year. We advise selling him until he starts getting back amongst the goals. We might be just two weeks into the new Premier League season but managers already have cause to make transfers.Whether it be through injuries, suspensions, or just that your stars player aren’t starting, you will need to make some alterations, and may even have to use your wildcard sooner rather than later.If this is the case, don’t fear, we’re here to help with our top tips for gameweek three.THE PLAYERS DROPPED MORE THAN ANYONE ELSE IN FANTASY PREMIER LEAGUEClick the right arrow above to see our Fantasy Premier League tips… In: Jese Rodriguez (Stoke) – £6.0m – Click the right arrow for more advice – A game-winning performance against Arsenal is enough for us to take a leap of faith with the Spaniard. 15 In: Javier Hernandez (West Ham) – £7.1m – Click the right arrow for more advice – The Hammers star grabbed an unlikely brace against Southampton, despite his team being down to ten men. Newcastle, Huddersfield, and West Brom are his next games so goals could continue flowing. 15 15 15 Out: Victor Lindelof (Manchester United) – £5.3m – Click the right arrow for more advice – The Swedish star looks well down the pecking order at Old Trafford and it’s unlikely to change any time soon. Get rid of him before his price drops further. Out: Jermain Defoe (Bournemouth) – £7.9m – Click the right arrow for more advice – With only two substitute appearances so far, you would be wise to drop him for the meantime. 15last_img read more

‘If Everton want Silva, they should pay whatever is needed and get it done’

first_imgEverton should pay whatever it costs to lure Marco Silva from Watford if he is their number one managerial target.That’s the view of former Toffees defender Richard Dunne, as the Merseyside club’s search for a successor to Ronald Koeman continues into a fourth week.Silva is understood to be the favoured choice of majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri to step into the Goodison Park hotseat but an approach to speak to the Portuguese boss has been rejected by their fellow Premier League side.Speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, Dunne said: “They have had enough time to sort it out and it is a surprise coming back into the Premier League [after the international break] and them still having no manager,“If they want Silva from Watford, they should pay whatever is needed to be paid and get it done.“The performances have not been good enough this season and they need to turn it around quickly.”last_img read more

Hart district delays settlement

first_imgSANTA CLARITA – The Hart high school district has withheld payments of a $234,253 settlement to its former finance chief pending the results of an audit of skyrocketing construction costs. The audit was ordered shortly after the ouster of Rory Livingston, the district’s former assistant superintendent of business, who oversaw construction and renovation of district campuses. Costs exceeded budgets by some $43 million. The board of the William S. Hart Union High School District bought out the remainder of Livingston’s contract, according to a settlement and separation agreement. The settlement was supposed to be paid in 18 monthly installments of $13,014, but district officials said no payments will be made until the audit is examined. “No one is blaming Mr. Livingston for what’s happened, but we thought it best to have a set of independent eyes look at our practices and tell us what we did well and what we did not so well,” Superintendent Jaime Castellanos said Tuesday. Board members hope the audit will help answer their questions regarding construction spending. “I hope to find out how much (Livingston) spent, how he applied the resources, and which funds he took it from,” board member Dennis King said in an interview last week. “The first part of the audit is to get a firmer handle on what costs were and where the money came from and the second part is to see what else comes up,” King said. While King said he lost confidence in Livingston’s abilities, he stressed there is no evidence of wrongdoing by the former administrator. “At this point there are no specific allegations of anybody.” (661) 257-5254 ——— IF YOU GO The board of the William S. Hart Union High School District will meet at 7:30 p.m. today at the district administrative center, 21515 Centre Pointe Parkway, Santa Clarita.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’Livingston could not be reached for comment. Colbi Technologies Inc. conducted the audit, which will be presented at tonight’s board meeting. The board agreed in July to spend up to $30,000 on the review. Under the separation agreement, Livingston must provide consultant services to the district for 11/2 years at no cost except for gas and mileage, to advise on construction projects started during his tenure at the district. Project costs at Canyon and Saugus high schools, and Arroyo Seco Junior High have run a total of almost $43 million over budget, some of that attributed to unforeseen conditions such as rising material costs and geological problems. Livingston’s employment agreement was automatically renewed Jan. 1. The decision came later to oust him, requiring the buyout. last_img read more

Igesund’s plea to Bafana’s ’12th man’

first_img22 January 2013 South Africa’s boisterous, colourful supporters are very special to the national team, coach Gordon Igesund said on Monday, urging the public to carry the spirit they showed in Johannesburg over to Durban, where Bafana Bafana face Angola in a must-win game on Wednesday. Addressing journalists in Johannesburg on Monday, Igesund said the crowd at the National Stadium on Saturday had been “brilliant” in their effort to lift the team in very challenging playing conditions. “We now need the public to go to Moses Mabhida Stadium in their numbers and give the boys the support and work as the 12th player. “We will do our best to make our amazing supporters happy,” Igesund vowed. “They have been fantastic throughout and they need to be rewarded with performances that warrant their unwavering support.” He said the dream of winning the tournament was still very much alive, and that it was only a matter of time before Bafana turned their chances into goals. South African Football Association (Safa) president Kirsten Nematandani said Bafana Bafana still had an excellent opportunity to progress further in the tournament. “We urge the public to continue supporting and encouraging our boys to regain their winning mentality.” Bafana will face Angola at the Moses Mabhida stadium at 5pm on Wednesday. Meanwhile, on Tuesday night, in a thrilling Group C match, Ethiopia held reigning champions Zambia to a 1-1 draw at Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit. Collins Mbesuma scored for Zambia, but Adane Girma equalised for Ethiopia, who were down to 10-men after their goalkeeper Jemal Tassew was sent off for a dangerous tackle in the 25th minute. In the second Group C match, Burkina Faso struck a late equaliser to earn a 1-1 draw against Nigeria, leaving Group C all square. On Tuesday evening, a star-studded Ivory Coast will face a Togolese team led by Tottenham Hotspur striker Emmanuel Adebayor at Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rusternburg, followed by a clash between North African giants Algeria and Tunisia at the same venue. Source: read more

Habitual Shoplifters are an International Concern

first_imgShoplifting and other forms of retail theft cost retailers tens of billions of dollars each year. As a result retail leadership has learned to recognize the value of a well-trained management staff and a professional loss prevention department. We have learned to drive operational efficiency, and ensure that controls are in place and adhered to throughout the organization. We have learned the value of deterrence, limiting the desires and the opportunities for theft and other losses by integrating loss prevention concepts with retail practices. We have embraced a belief in training and awareness as being at the heart of a successful loss prevention program.Despite our best efforts, there will always be those that will test our resolve. For those retail loss prevention professionals that must deal with shoplifters every day, we are trained to recognize that a shoplifter can look like anyone—shoplifters are not bound by gender, race, creed, or social standing. Professionals are trained to identify patterns of behavior and must follow strict protocols before shoplifting suspects can even be approached. There are well-defined principles that guide our decisions, and clear steps that must be followed before an apprehension is made.But there are times when specific individuals will draw our immediate attention. Based on well-established patterns of previous behavior, the habitual thief—those that are known to have stolen from us on multiple occasions in the past—deserve our efforts and focus. While not a definitive indicator of future intentions, their presence in the store warrants priority consideration.- Sponsor – These concepts have become international, and the basic principles and core competencies of loss prevention have become a shared approach across borders and oceans alike. Unfortunately, we also share some of the same problems. Shoplifting can take many forms, and is plagued by many different characters.Britain’s Most Prolific ShoplifterReporting on loss prevention issues worldwide, we have found that there appears to be a “competition” in the United Kingdom to identify “Britain’s most prolific shoplifter.” Each of the following individuals has been granted this dubious honor in previous months:Harry HankinsonHarry Hankinson has a criminal record which includes 523 offenses, 433 of those for theft and dishonesty. Hankinson has a criminal career dating back to 1970. His long suffering spouse has even admitted that she barely knows her husband he has spent that much time in and out of prison. In the latest spree, he was caught stealing goods worth £4,000 from upmarket stores. Hankinson was branded an “uninhibited thief and a pest” as he was incarcerated for his latest offense, adding another notch to an astonishing record.  “When he shoplifts he is almost on autopilot…He offers no excuses for these offences, only remorse and apologies,” reports noted. The court heard Hankinson blame his crimes on an accident in 1970 when he fell backwards out an open window during a family function. Glen StaceyIn his most recent arrest incident Glen Stacey, 56, bit the security tag off a leg of lamb and hid a magazine in his bag at a local supermarket. He had planned to give the magazine to his girlfriend as a gift and sell the meat.Stacey, who has a long history of pilfering low-value items, was issued a Criminal Anti-Social Behaviour Order (Crasbo) in February, barring him from shoppes in Lancashire. While police say the threat of jail does not stop Stacey, they feel the Crasbo provides the opportunity to at least arrest him before he causes any serious trouble.According to the Blackpool Centre Neighbourhood Policing Team, “It’s how prolific he is that’s the problem. Jail doesn’t stop him—being inside is just an occupational hazard.”Blackpool magistrates were told he had 281 previous convictions and that the latest theft marked the 400th time he had been caught shoplifting. Despite reaching the 400 offenses milestone, Stacey walked free from court.Robert KnowlesSerial shoplifter Robert Knowles first broke the law at age 13. He was sent to correctional school in 1959 and has been back in court charged with theft every year since—chalking up 183 court appearances in 54 years.Adding to a criminal career that has stretched over the past seven decades, Knowles was recently jailed for his 341st offense after pleading guilty to stealing a bottle of wine and some items of clothing. The court heard he had been released from prison just days before and had been living briefly in a city hostel before the thefts.“He usually survives for something between 24 and 72 hours before he is arrested again either for theft of clothes or theft of alcohol,” claims his long-time attorney. “Nobody knows whether he is effectively waiting to die in prison. He has no support in the community. He has put the barriers up. Nobody really knows why he does it.”Knowles has spent most of his adult life behind bars. There have been so many incidents that even prosecutors have lost track of his expansive rap sheet.David ArcherA week after spending two days in custody awaiting his appearance on offenses 338 and 339, David Archer face the same court in North Wales after he admitted to four more offenses, including theft from a charity shop— bringing his total to 343.Archer had previous convictions for shoplifting, burglary, and other thefts and burglary, along with previous convictions for breaching an order which bans him from all charity shops.Reports claim that Archer had begun to target charity shops more and more over the years, stealing money, clothing and other items. “He’d lean over the counters and literally feel the weight of the charity box and then if he was happy with the weight he would cut it,” according to reports.Archer’s offenses first began when he was ten years old and have stretched over the past 48 years. The magistrate overseeing the case said he “shuddered to think” what Archer must have cost his victims and the state over the years. He is currently serving an 18-month prison term.Who Holds the Crown?Clearly it is of little consequence which of these individuals carries the label of “Britain’s most prolific shoplifter” because the number of criminal events that these men are involved with only seem to be growing on a continuous basis. These four individuals alone are responsible for more than 1600 criminal offenses, with each involved in theft incidents spanning five decades or more. It’s hard to imagine what these individuals have actually cost the retailers, court systems, and communities where they live and steal. When we consider the lifetime of consequences, it’s quite clear that no one comes out on top.Shoplifting is a Shared ConcernLaws, cultures, and governments may be different, but shoplifting is an international concern that is shared by retail merchants everywhere. These individuals may stand out as exceptions, but similar exceptions can be found everywhere across the world. Often we limit our perspective to what is found in our own back yard. We may notice a million-dollar theft or an international crime spree in some other part of the planet, but it can be just as important to recognize the damage that can be done by a man biting the security tag off of a leg of lamb. Every step that we take to become more educated and aware; every gesture that we make to build our professional partnerships and business acumen; and every opportunity that we seize to learn and grow as professionals is a step in the right direction. Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

India Marks 1 Year Without Polio, But Global Eradication Remains Uncertain

first_imgToday, India celebrated a long-sought milestone in its fight against polio: By all indications, the country has gone 1 year without a single case. (Final confirmation is expected in a few weeks, when the most recent laboratory samples have been analyzed.) The last known case, in a 2-year-old girl in West Bengal, occurred on 13 January 2011. India has been one of four so-called endemic countries in which public health efforts were never able to interrupt indigenous transmission of the wild poliovirus. Because of its sweeping poverty, population density, and poor sanitation, India has proved a particularly tough environment in which to wipe out the virus, with the country delivering an estimated 1 billon doses of polio vaccine each year. For years, India recorded more cases annually than any other country. But thanks to redoubled efforts by the government, the partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI), and a recent infusion of money and energy from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, cases dropped from 741in 2009 to zero. India’s achievement is a major boost to the beleaguered GPEI, which has spent more than $8 billion over the past 23 years to rid the world of the disease—a goal originally set for 2000. Still, the program fell short of meeting its goal of stopping poliovirus transmission in two endemic countries by the end of 2011. 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The GPEI’s influential Independent Monitoring Board noted in its October report that “GPEI is not on track to interrupt polio transmission by the end of 2012 as it planned to.” Worldwide, more than 600 polio cases were reported in 2011, and cases are surging in a number of countries — not just the three other endemic countries of Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Nigeria, but in a dozen reinfected countries, many in Africa. Public health experts say the alarming rise in polio cases in neighboring Pakistan—192 in 2011—poses a huge threat to India’s fragile success. (Many countries have been declared polio-free only to be reinfected by virus imported from another country.) While applauding India’s achievement, Hamid Jafari, manager of the National Polio Surveillance Project, a collaboration between the World Health Organization and the Government of India, warns that “risks and challenges remain and final success requires maintenance of highly sensitive surveillance for poliovirus, intense ongoing immunization against polio, and a heightened state of emergency preparedness to respond to any circulating poliovirus.” India plans to vaccinate 174 million children against polio in the next 3 months.last_img read more