AUSTIN, TX – SEPTEMBER 02: Head coach Tom Herman of the Texas Longhorns watches players warm up before the game against the Maryland Terrapins at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on September 2, 2017 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)The wife of Texas head coach Tom Herman had a message for Oklahoma following today’s Big 12 Championship Game.The Sooners topped the Longhorns, 39-27, at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, potentially securing a College Football Playoff berth.Immediately following the win, Oklahoma’s players did the “Horns Down” hand signal.Check it out:Can’t be penalized for Horns Down after the game is over.#Big12Championship pic.twitter.com/uDoCvFFqcA— Sporting News (@sportingnews) December 1, 2018Texas fans – Herman’s wife, included – don’t like this very much.Michelle Herman retweeted the following message immediately following the loss:“And congrats to OU.. now you have an entire year to come up with your own sign…”And congrats to OU.. now you have an entire year to come up with your own sign…— mUTha hustla (@NNVaughns) December 1, 2018That’s fair.
Some 160 countries and territories have now reported laboratory-confirmed cases of the virus, but how it could potentially change over the coming weeks is still unknown, WHO spokesperson Gregory Hartl told reporters in Geneva.Although five isolated cases of anti-viral resistance have been reported, no changes to the virus’ behaviour have been detected for now, he added.Mr. Hartl warned that A(H1N1) is expected to increase this winter in the Northern Hemisphere due to the colder weather, but he underscored that WHO cannot predict the death toll over the coming months.The highest percentages of deaths from the pandemic are among adolescents and young adults, he said, mostly likely because it spreads more quickly in schools and institutions.On vaccines against A(H1N1), the spokesperson said that each manufacturer is working at their own pace, with clinical trials only having been started recently.But WHO still expects the first doses to be ready by early fall in the Northern Hemisphere, he added.Two manufacturers have guaranteed that 150 million doses will be made available, and the agency is pressing other partners to secure more doses, Mr. Hartl noted.WHO plans to send the bulk of them to the least developed countries, with health-care workers, who work on the frontlines and are the most exposed to the virus, to be given priority.Last month, the agency raised the alert level for A(H1N1) to Phase 6, the highest on its pandemic alert scale.However, it stressed that Phase 6 refers to the spread of the virus and not its severity, and that the upgrade means that sustained human-to-human transmission of the virus has spread beyond North America, where it was initially concentrated. 24 July 2009Influenza A(H1N1) is continuing to spread through all corners of the world, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) reported today, putting the global death toll from the pandemic at around 800.
The Government also insisted that there is no truth to claims that existing clauses in the Constitution on Buddhism have been removed or will be amended. “There is no truth to claims that clauses are being included to the new Constitution,” the Prime Ministers office added. According to the Government, discussions held so far on the proposed new Constitution were only on the Executive Presidential system, a new electoral system and devolution of powers to the provinces. (Colombo Gazette) The Government today insisted that a draft of the new Constitution is not yet ready and that discussions are still ongoing.The Prime Minister’s office dismissed reports that a draft of the proposed new Constitution has been prepared.
Geosoft has launched the Botswana Geoscience Portal, a partnership initiative with the Botswana Geoscience Institute and industry sponsors. Developed and hosted by Geosoft, the portal provides free access to multi-disciplinary datasets from Ngamiland, a district in the country’s northwest. It is available online at: http://geoscienceportal.geosoft.com/Botswana/searchThe portal aims to help Botswana attract new investment in resource exploration, improve transparency and stimulate collaboration between government, industry and the public to advance understanding of the economic and social needs of the North-West district.Tiyapo Hudson Ngwisanyi, Chief Executive Officer of the Botswana Geoscience Institute said: “Making geoscientific data more accessible and transparent is critical to furthering understanding of the North-West district, and encouraging new investment in resource exploration within Africa. The portal is a welcome development that will assist us in promoting ongoing, productive collaboration between government and industry.”“Geosoft is excited to be part of an initiative that demonstrates how government and industry can work together to encourage mineral exploration investment and thus downstream economic growth in the country,” said Tim Dobush, Chief Executive Officer of Geosoft. “We are continually engaging with government organizations like the Botswana Geoscience Institute and industry leaders to innovate, and maximize the value of geoscience data for resource discovery and to meet the social/economic needs of the broader public sector.”Data available on the Botswana Geoscience Portal includes airborne geophysics, ground geophysics and geochemistry. Future updates will provide access to borehole data, remote sensing, seismic surveys and information products including interpretations and 3D models.