first_imgMay 22, 2006 (CIDRAP news) – Dr. Lee Jong-wook, 61, director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO) died this morning following emergency surgery for subdural hematoma (a blood clot on his brain) May 20. He never regained consciousness, according to a Reuters story today.Lee, appointed director-general in 2003, had been spearheading the WHO’s efforts against avian flu, HIV, and other significant infectious diseases.He stressed repeatedly, according to the WHO Web site, that all heads of state should ensure that their countries develop a national pandemic preparedness plan, and he met personally with US President George W. Bush, French President Jacques Chirac, and China’s President Hu Jintao.”The world has lost a great man today,” the WHO quotes UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan. “Lee Jong-wook was a man of conviction and passion. He was a strong voice for the right of every man, woman, and child to health prevention and care, and advocated on behalf of the very poorest people.”He will be very gravely missed, but history will mark Lee Jong-wook’s many contributions to public health.”Lee, a native of the Republic of Korea who worked at the WHO for 23 years, led a healthy lifestyle, according to the WHO, which for some only heightened the shock of his sudden death. He enjoyed skiing, mountain biking, and walking.”There was no warning, no nothing. It was a complete shock,” said Iain Simpson, a WHO spokesperson, according to Reuters.Lee is survived by his wife and son, two brothers, a sister, and their families, according to the WHO home page. Dr. Anders Norstrom of Sweden will serve as acting director-general until a replacement is named.See also:WHO Web site tribute read more

first_img “I was in a good position and did not quite have it all yesterday and that really cost me. “You have to be right on your game for 72 holes here, I played a five-hole stretch in five over and that was really it. I played nicely again today, if I just limit the mistakes from yesterday I am right there. “It’s frustrating. Sometimes you hit a good shot and all of a sudden it’s off the green; it is what it is and you have to embrace it. It’s Augusta and you’re going to get some good bounces, you’re going to get some bad. It will all even out in the end. “My misses have been wide and that’s the thing that I need to sort out. A perfect example is the 11th yesterday. Instead of just missing it in the right rough you miss it 20 yards in the trees and you don’t have any shot. “And then all of a sudden you chip it out and then you put your third in the water and it’s tough.” As for his preparation, McIlroy added: “This is the first year I have not come here beforehand and I quite like that because you can over think it. “If you’re here for three or four days in advance it almost gets too much. It was nice to play the week before (in Texas) and not come and have a round, because apart a slight change on the 14th green, it hasn’t really changed. And the course is so different from Wednesday night to Thursday morning anyway that it almost isn’t worth it.” The 23-year-old Northern Irishman carded a closing 69 at Augusta, 10 shots better than his third round, to finish the week two over par, meaning he has yet to finish better than 15th in five attempts. “I know I’ve played good enough golf here to win, it’s just a matter of stringing it all together,” McIlroy said. Frustration was the overriding emotion for Rory McIlroy as his bid for a first Masters title ended just as the leaders teed off in their final round.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

first_imgWilliams’s Twitter avatar had an edited version of himself in Wisconsin gear, and his cover photo supported the Badgers. That all changed after he tweeted this during Wisconsin’s 10-6 loss to Iowa Oct. 3:He later deleted the tweet and apologized for it. this week, 247Sports reported Williams would take an official visit to Ohio State this weekend, which prompted him to de-commit, he said in his Twitter statement. As one of the earliest verbal commits to the Wisconsin football team’s 2016 recruiting class, Antonio Williams could hardly contain his excitement on social media.But between the constant tweets counting down the number of days until he would arrive on campus and retweeting fellow recruits, something changed.Williams announced his de-commitment on Twitter Wednesday afternoon.last_img read more

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich. — Alpena Public Schools (APS) has partnered with several local businesses to provide students access to high speed Internet as they continue their education remotely.  Families are encouraged to visit any of the locations listed and park near those businesses to log on to their Wifi. APS reminds students to follow Governor Whitmer’s safety directives on social distancing and to remain in their vehicles when possible. All Alpena Public Schools have increased their Wifi range. They advise that parking close to the schools provides the best reception.Student Internet Access Sites: Hubbard Lake RegionStone Bar and Grill, 7002 W. Hurbert Rd. — Open WifiSt. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 6897 W. Nicholson Hill Rd. –Open WifiWestern RegionJCD Trucking, 9543 M-65, Lachine, MI 49753APS Bus/Open WifiLong Rapids Township Hall, 5310 M-65 — APS Bus/Open WifiM-32 CorridorCulver’s 1061 M-32 — Open WifiMeijer 1254 M-32 — Open Wifi Northern RegionAlpena Township Office, 4385 U.S. 23 NorthPassword: Ap5ch0012020Presque Isle Public Library, 18132 Lake Esau Hwy — Open WifiDowntown RegionAlpena Area Chamber, 245 W. Chisholm — Open WifiAlpena County Library, 211 N. First St. Open WifiArtbox, 104 N. Second Ave. – Open WifiBesser Museum, 491 Johnson St, Alpena, MI 49707 — Open WifiHair by Ellie, 121 N. Second Ave., Email [email protected] for passwordThunder Bay Theater, 400 N. Second Street, Password: Theshowgoeson19St. Paul’s Lutheran Church — 727 South Second, Tues – Friday 10 am – 2 pm. For specifics, please call 356-1658AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Theaters, bars and casinos to remain closed through May 28Next Fifth generation Alpena resident running for circuit court judgelast_img read more