H1N1 cases in health workers show need for protection

first_imgJun 18, 2009 (CIDRAP News) – An analysis of novel H1N1 influenza cases in healthcare workers in the early weeks of the epidemic shows that half of them were probably infected on the job, and most of those weren’t using respiratory protection, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said today.Among 26 cases for which detailed information was available, 13 of the healthcare personnel (HCP) were believed to have been infected in a healthcare setting, the CDC said. Only three of the infected workers reported using a surgical mask or an N-95 respirator.The findings suggest that health workers are being infected both at work and in the community and that healthcare facilities need to reinforce messages about current infection control recommendations, the CDC said in the Jun 19 issue of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.Part of the problem is that potentially infectious patients aren’t always being identified as soon as they arrive at a clinical or hospital, so medical workers are not promptly alerted about the need to don protective garb, CDC officials said at a news briefing today.Exposure factorsThe CDC had received reports of 48 novel flu infections in HCP by May 13, and 26 of those included detailed information about possible exposures to the virus. Two of the 26 workers were hospitalized, but none required intensive care, and all recovered.Six of the 26 workers reported caring for a patient with H1N1 flu, and another six cared for a patient with a respiratory illness, the CDC said. Six workers reported close contact with someone who had the virus or a respiratory illness, and four had traveled recently to Mexico.Of the 13 personnel judged likely to have been infected at work, 12 probably or possibly caught the virus from a patient, and the other person probably was infected by another healthcare worker, the CDC reported.As for the other 13 personnel, 11 were believed to have been infected outside work, and the other two had no reported exposures either on or off the job.Among the 12 people believed to have been infected by patients, 11 gave information on their use of personal protective equipment (PPE) while working. Only three of these reported always using a surgical mask or an N-95 respirator. Five reported always wearing gloves, but none reported consistent use of eye protection. Nor did any worker report always using gloves, gown, and a mask or respirator.However, the findings do not prove that the workers were infected because they didn’t use PPE, the report states.Infection control recommendationsBecause of the lack of a vaccine and limited data on the novel virus’s behavior, the CDC currently recommends that at-risk HCP use N-95 respirators, eye protection, and contact precautions, in addition to the usual infection control precautions for seasonal flu, the report notes. The latter include vaccination, isolation of patients in single rooms, and standard and droplet precautions.Among the barriers to the use of proper infection control precautions, the CDC says, is failure to recognize patients and activities that warrant such precautions. Dr. Michael Bell commented at today’s news briefing. He is associate director for infection control in the CDC’s Divisionof Healthcare and Quality Promotion, National Center for Preparedness, Detection, and Control of Infectious Diseases.”Probably the single most important thing is that infectious patients be identified at the front door,” whether in a hospital or an outpatient clinic, Bell said.He added later, “One of the patterns we’re beginning to see is that healthcare facilities are not promptly identifying potentially infectious patients.” In normal circumstances, with no indication that PPE is needed, “there’s no way to expect those personnel to do this consistently. That identification of a potentially infectious patient’s first step is absolutely essential for this to work.”The number of novel flu infections in people involved in healthcare has grown to 81 since May 13, Bell reported. He said the CDC does not have detailed information on the additional cases, but there are no signs of a “sudden increase or an alarming change in pattern.””We are not seeing anything to indicate that HCP are overly represented among cases in this country,” he added.The MMWR article says that about 4% of confirmed and probable H1N1 cases in adults up to May 13 were in HCP, whereas about 9% of working adults in the United States work in healthcare.Disease severity in young peopleIn other comments at today’s briefing, Dr. Daniel Jernigan, deputy director of the CDC’s Influenza Division, said the robust immune response of young people may have something to do with the finding that the virus is hitting younger people harder than older groups. Last week Dr. Margaret Chan, head of the World Health Organization, said most of the severe and fatal cases are occurring in people between 30 and 50.In response to a question, Jernigan noted that older people may have some protection from the virus because of previous exposures to other H1N1 viruses, distant relatives of the new strain.”In terms of the younger individuals, it may be that the severity of the disease is due to the robust immune response of younger individuals,” he added. “But at this point we don’t have any specific information to tease that out. But I would say that the serology supports the notion that there may be protection among older individuals, and the severity of the disease, notably in Mexico City, suggests that the robust immune response in the younger may be responsible for the severity.”On another topic, Jernigan said it’s too early to tell whether the novel H1N1 viruses will crowd out seasonal flu viruses and become predominant in the southern hemisphere’s current flu season. He said the data from some areas suggest that the novel virus is becoming dominant, but some laboratories are testing only for that strain, so the true picture isn’t clear. In some other areas where surveillance has been done for a long time, authorities are finding that the novel virus is predominant but that seasonal strains are also circulating, he said.”Right now we don’t have enough information to say that there is a replacement occurring, and at this point we’re expecting that there’ll be multiple subtypes circulating this fall,” he said.See also: Transcripts of CDC press briefings on novel H1N1 fluhttp://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/press/last_img read more

The prediction Nicolas Pepe made about Olivier Giroud and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang before Arsenal’s FA Cup triumph

first_imgAubameyang and Pepe came away from Wembley with FA Cup winners’ medals (Picture: Getty)The Gunners held on to their advantage against a 10-man Chelsea side following Mateo Kovacic’s sending off to get their hands on the trophy for a record 14th time to strengthen their status as the most successful team in the history of the competition. AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTArsenal forward Pepe had one of his better games since arriving from Lille last summer and looked to have scored a sublime equaliser in the first half before it became clear Ainsley Maitland-Niles was in an offside position in the build-up to the strike.And while the Ivorian has had a mixed debut campaign in England, he was never in any doubt that he would be on the winning team at Wembley. Olivier Giroud left Wembley empty handed just as Nicolas Pepe predicted (Picture: Getty)A new video has emerged which shows just how confident Nicolas Pepe felt about securing victory heading into Arsenal’s FA Cup final clash with Chelsea. Frank Lampard’s men dominated the early stages at an empty Wembley on Saturday evening and took the lead through Christian Pulisic, who continued his remarkable run of form to score his fifth goal in all competitions since the season restarted.But it was Pulisic’s former Borussia Dortmund team-mate, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who stole the headlines as he fired home from the penalty spot to level midway through the first half before beating Willy Caballero with an exquisite dinked finish in the 67th minute. The prediction Nicolas Pepe made about Olivier Giroud and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang before Arsenal’s FA Cup triumph Pepe picked up his first piece of silverware with the Gunners (Picture: Getty)In a short video taken on Snapchat prior to the match, Pepe vowed to get the better of Chelsea and made a promise that the final would be about him and Aubameyang rather than ex-Arsenal striker Giroud.‘Tomorrow we qualify for the Europa League,’ he said.‘I don’t want to hear about Chelsea, Olivier Giroud – tomorrow, it’s Aubameyang, Pepe.’ Comment Metro Sport ReporterMonday 3 Aug 2020 9:54 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link7kSharescenter_img Advertisement Much of the talk following Saturday night’s showpiece surrounded the future of Arsenal’s talisman, Aubameyang, with the Gabon international out of contract in less than 12 months’ time. ‘I am really not thinking about this now I really just want to enjoy with the guys and take the trophy now,’ Aubameyang told BT Sport shortly after the final whistle.‘I think everyone gave their best for the team today, we deserved it. ‘The journey has been long, great evening, I will enjoy all night for sure, I had this inspiration.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalArsenal head coach Mikel Arteta urged Aubameyang to stay on at the club and become a legend alongside the likes of Thierry Henry and Ian Wright. Asked about the striker’s winning goal, Arteta said: ‘It’s the most difficult thing in football, that’s for sure, and he makes it simple – look at the second goal he scored.‘We always had incredible strikers at this football club and Auba deserves to be named and compared with the big names.‘By winning trophies he will be closer to that and the longer he stays there as well.‘Hopefully we can have him for more time.’Will Aubameyang still be an Arsenal player next season?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Martin Keown makes Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang prediction after Arsenal’s FA Cup final victory over ChelseaMORE: Arsene Wenger picks his two favourites to win this year’s Champions League Nicolas Pepe with a promise on Friday ahead of the FA Cup final: “Tomorrow we qualify for the Europa League. I don’t want to hear about Chelsea, Olivier Giroud – tomorrow, it’s Aubameyang. Pepe.” 👀😂 #afc pic.twitter.com/5EQ8axjSm7— afcstuff (@afcstuff) August 2, 2020 Advertisementlast_img read more

Sovereign mansion comes with all the bells and whistles for a good party

first_img12 Westminster CourtThe kitchen now has two ovens, motorised cabinets, a granite island bench and sleek black finishes including a black chrome sink and tapware. A built-in Nespresso coffee machine tops it all off. The home includes a library, private courtyard, media room with projector and speaker system and lounge room with a customised pop-up TV cabinet. “It is a really modern home and we have kept the style pretty neutral,” Mrs Saunders said.“My daughters and I love interior design so we usually create spaces together. 12 Westminster Court“David and I have four kids and eight grandchildren so when we were looking for a home on the Gold Coast we knew it had to be big enough to fit them all in,” Mrs Saunders said.“We moved to Hollywell from Sydney before we found this house.”The five-bedroom, five-bathroom home has soaring ceilings, a voided entry and a number of living spaces. 12 Westminster CourtA WEDDING, a few surprise birthday parties and nine family Christmases were hosted at ease in this waterfront home, described as an entertainer’s dream. Located on the prestigious Sovereign Islands, 12 Westminster Court comes with everything needed for a good party, according to owners Liz and David Saunders. 12 Westminster Court“We didn’t need to do much with the home when we bought it but we have recently renovated the kitchen,” Mrs Saunders said.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North10 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago“It is one of the most important parts of entertaining. When you’re hosting a lot of parties you need a great kitchen.” 12 Westminster Court“I’m a very outdoors kind of person; I think I spend more time outside on the daybed than anywhere else.“The boys and I like to go out on the boat on the weekends and this home has been really good for wanting to have a lifestyle on water.“There are always jet skis whizzing past and boats … It is just constant entertainment here.”12 Westminster Court Sovereign Islands5 5 2Price: $2.498 millionInspection: Saturday, 1.15pm-2.00pm Agents: Bryan Tuck and Sabrina Chen, Ray White BroadbeachFeatures: Private courtyard, swimming pool, jetty and pontoonlast_img read more

Kuraby home with space for all the family

first_imgThe home at 12 Adventurer St, Kuraby.THIS beautifully presented family home with a marble kitchen and outdoor kitchen is on the market in Kuraby. Owners Daniel and Nancy Andrasescu built the home at 12 Adventurer St a year ago and are reluctantly selling to move to a bigger property for their five children. “We designed and planned the home from the ground up,” Mr Andrasescu said. “The open-plan kitchen and living area is probably my favourite space. It’s all open and looks out to the backyard. The marble kitchen at 12 Adventurer St, Kuraby.“I really love the Carrara marble benchtops. They cost a little bit extra but they look great.” Mr Andrasescu said he also liked the outdoor area with a built-in barbecue. “When it’s my turn to cook I usually opt for the barbecue,” he said. More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020The lowset home has a porch and a double lockup garage with internal and backyard access at the front. The living area at 12 Adventurer St, Kuraby.The master bedroom has built-in robes and an ensuite with separate toilet, double basins, a bath and shower.The remaining bedrooms have built-in robes while the family bathroom has a separate bath and shower. The laundry has built-in storage and external access. The open-plan living, dining and kitchen area flows out to the covered entertaining area and backyard through sliding doors. The outdoor entertaining area at 12 Adventurer St, Kuraby.The kitchen has marble benchtops and splashbacks, island bench, gas cooking, quality appliances and plenty of storage. The entertaining area includes a stainless steel outdoor kitchen with a sink, barbecue and storage.Mr Andrasescu said one of the best things about the home was the 6kw solar system. The ensuite at 12 Adventurer St, Kuraby.“All the lighting throughout the home is LED and when I put in the solar system, it reduced the power bill by $600,” he said. The property is being marketed by Jonas Leong, of LJ Hooker Sunnybank Hills, for offers over $769,000.last_img read more

This family home in Shailer Park is surrounded by bushland

first_img15 Windjana Court, Shailer Park“The location was the main part – there’s bush and it’s quiet and peaceful,” Ms Jackson said.The two-storey home sits on a 780sq m block.An open kitchen, dining and lounge room is at the heart of the home on the ground floor.There are also separate rumpus and media rooms as well as a study. 15 Windjana Court, Shailer ParkTHIS family home is nestled in one of Shailer Park’s quiet, leafy streets. That was one of the main reasons Sonya Jackson and David Larkin bought the property at 15 Windjana Court about 15 years ago. 15 Windjana Court, Shailer ParkMore from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020The backyard has a large outdoor entertaining area, which overlooks a swimming pool.All four bedrooms with built-in wardrobes are upstairs, including the master, which has an ensuite.The couple rented the house out for a few years then renovated it after moving in. 15 Windjana Court, Shailer ParkMs Jackson said a new kitchen with butler’s pantry and new carpets and flooring were just a few of the upgrades they made.She said the kitchen and main living area was her favourite part of the home.“It’s really great because when you have people there, you’ve got plenty of space,” Ms Jackson said.center_img 15 Windjana Court, Shailer Park“That’s probably where we’ve got the most feedback about – the downstairs area.“We’ve also got a rumpus area that closes up.“Our son had that as his ‘man cave’ with the Xbox.”She was going to miss the friendly neighbours, who she said would always keep an eye on each other’s properties. 15 Windjana Court, Shailer Park“The street is just beautiful,” Ms Jackson said.“The majority of people own their homes there and they are just lovely.“It’s a court so you know who is coming in and out too.”last_img read more

Boskalis Adds to Inch Cape Tally

first_imgInch Cape Offshore Limited (ICOL) and Boskalis have signed an exclusive Pre-Construction Agreement (PCA) covering the transportation and installation of the wind turbine foundations, the offshore substation, and the inter-array cables.The award of the contract is subject to a successful bid by ICOL in the next UK Contracts for Difference auction in mid-2019 and the financial close, expected in the second half of 2020.The contract size, excluding procurement, is expected to exceed EUR 200 million. Boskalis will in the coming months assist with the further engineering and design of the project. The ultimate size of the contract including the cost associated with the supply of the wind turbine foundations and inter-array cables will be determined during this period.The PCA includes the engineering, supply, transportation, and installation of up to 72 pre-piled jacket foundations and up to 84 inter-array cables in addition to the transportation and installation of the offshore substation.The Bokalift 1 crane vessel will be deployed for the transportation and installation of the foundations as well as the offshore substation foundation, the sub-structure and the topside.As announced earlier, Boskalis will in consortium with NKT supply and install two export cables of 85 kilometers each, connecting the offshore substation to the mainland.The 784MW Inch Cape offshore wind farm will be located in the North Sea, 15km off the Angus Coast in the East of Scotland. The project is scheduled to be executed in the period 2021-2022, in time to enable Inch Cape to meet the CfD 3 delivery windows between 2023 to 2025.ICOL and Boskalis will work collaboratively with smaller tier two and three local suppliers to provide the engineering, procurement, construction and installation of wind turbine substructures and inter-array cables, as well as transportation and installation of the offshore substation.“We expect to deliver a significant proportion of the development using Scottish and UK suppliers. The high turn-out at our supply chain events is a strong indication of the level of importance the Inch Cape project will have on the renewable, and indeed oil and gas, service industry as well as the wider economy. Boskalis’ recent expansion efforts in Scotland and its increased offering in the North Sea market, further supports the project’s commitment to working with local firms,” Ian Johnson, ICOL Project Manager, said.last_img read more

Wedding mag closes after refusal to feature same-sex couples

first_imgRadio NZ News 19 November 2018Family First Comment: “Luke and Carla Burrell, founders of White Magazine, said advertisers had abandoned them in droves. In a farewell post on its website, the magazine’s founders said they had been targeted by “a flood of judgement,” and that couples they featured had been sent online abuse.”#SoMuchForTolerancewww.ProtectMarriage.nzOne of Australia’s leading wedding magazines is shutting down after it refused to feature same-sex couples.Luke and Carla Burrell, founders of White Magazine, said advertisers had abandoned them in droves.The Christian couple said they made the choice because they had “no desire to create a social, political or legal war”.Australia legalised gay marriage in December last year after the country overwhelmingly voted in favour of it.In a farewell post on its website, the magazine’s founders said they had been targeted by “a flood of judgement,” and that couples they featured had been sent online abuse.“White Magazine has always been a secular publication, but as its publishers, we are Christian. We have no agenda but to love,” they wrote.“Like many people, we have had to reflect on our beliefs,” the founders wrote. “It’s a long and continuing journey.”READ MORE: https://www.radionz.co.nz/news/world/376300/wedding-mag-closes-after-refusal-to-feature-same-sex-coupleslast_img read more

Pats now prefect failures

first_imgI have to admit I was a little disappointed in this year?s Super Bowl.Oh, wait, I mean I was disappointed in the Super Bowl commercials.On the contrary, the game itself left little to be upset about. Even you bummed-out Beantowners have to give credit to the fact that it was entertaining for four quarters. It was much closer than ?experts? predicted and came nowhere close to the 12-point spread Vegas oddsmakers set. From wire to wire, it was an even match. In fact, it was the closest margin of victory since (ironically) the Patriots defeated the Eagles in 2005.Perhaps the greatest thing about Super Bowl XLII, however, was that it ended New England?s perfect season. No more talks of perfection. Nothing more said about how godly Bill Belichick is. No more self-righteous Pats fans.That?s right. A 16-0 regular season and two playoff wins all mean nothing now for Tom Brady and Co. They lost the big one.As a self-proclaimed Patriots hater (although I know I?m not the only one), I finally have the chance to gloat at the expense of the Pats. For 18 weeks, everyone was saying that New England was clearly the best team in the NFL, and possibly the best team ever.None of that mattered Sunday, though, as Eli Manning led an improbable upset over the once-perfect Patriots as brother Peyton ? winner of last year?s Super Bowl MVP ? watched from the press box.You see, it doesn?t matter how many regular season games you win if you can?t seal the deal and win the Lombardi Trophy at the end. The 1972 Dolphins can celebrate now, as they are the only team to make it an entire season, Super Bowl and all, without a blemish on their record. I can guarantee you the Pats would exchange this loss for a regular season one in a heartbeat.Usually, people only remember the Super Bowl winner, but in this case it?s more likely the Patriots will live on as the biggest disappointment in Super Bowl history. The Giants weren?t even supposed to make the playoffs. Now they?re on top of the world.Aside from the stingy New York defense that sacked Brady five times and the poise of Eli Manning, one other factor can be looked at as to how seemingly invincible New England left Phoenix as losers. I call this the ?Jessica Simpson Effect.?Before the game, the Fox cameras were showing notable celebrities in attendance, as can be expected for the Super Bowl. The aforementioned Peyton Manning was there, as were LL Cool J, Jim Carrey, Jenny McCarthy, Pamela Anderson and Giselle Bundchen. For those of you that don?t know, Bundchen is a Victoria?s Secret model and the girlfriend of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.So what?s the big deal if a model wants to come and watch her boy toy attempt to make history?Usually, nothing. But this season, as Dallas quarterback Tony Romo has shown us, it?s a bad idea to bring your lady friend to the game, lest you buckle under the pressure of her watchful eyes.Whenever Jessica Simpson ?Romo?s honey ?came to watch him play, he performed poorly. The media made a big deal out of it for whatever reason, but nonetheless, the story took off. According to an article on MSNBC.com, Brady even went as far as to give advice to Romo, telling him to forbid Simpson from coming to his games. The story even said that Bundchen was not planning on making the trip to Phoenix for the Super Bowl.Maybe she should have stayed home.OK, so I don?t really think that the supermodel?s presence caused New England?s poster boy to complete just one touchdown and lose his first Super Bowl in four tries. But it?s as good of an explanation as I can come up with.Who would have thought dating a supermodel could have a downside?Tyler Mason is a junior majoring in journalism. Send him your predictions for Super Bowl XLIII (it won?t be the Packers, sorry) to tmason@badgerherald.com.last_img read more

Carrier Dome construction not affected by closure of nonessential businesses

first_img Comments Construction workers tasked with replacing the Carrier Dome’s roof and other renovations will continue to work despite Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s executive order requiring all nonessential workers in New York to stay home. Jeremy Thurston, the president of The Hayner Hoyt Corporation, the construction company in charge of the $118 million renovation project, confirmed to The Daily Orange that work will “continue forward as planned.”“We’re going to do our best to navigate the changing climate and all the coronavirus things that are going on,” Thurston said.Workers remained at the Carrier Dome construction site as Cuomo’s order, which he announced on March 20, went into effect Monday. States that have closed nonessential businesses amid the spread of the novel coronavirus include New York, California, Illinois and Connecticut, among others. Businesses in New York that remain open must work to implement social distancing rules, Cuomo said.“(The order) will cause disruption,” Cuomo said. “They will cause businesses to close. They’ll cause employees to stay at home. I understand that. They will cause much unhappiness. I understand that also.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textEach state decides which businesses are essential, and New York deemed The Hayner Hoyt Corporation as appropriate to remain operational. Four days before Cuomo’s announcement, workers deflated the Carrier Dome roof and cut it down. The next roof is expected to have a longer lifespan, require less upkeep and eliminate the potential of a collapse in bad weather, according to Syracuse.com.On March 16, Pete Sala, Syracuse’s vice president and chief facilities officer, said the roof was on schedule to be installed for SU’s football home opener on Sept. 19. Thurston said he can’t comment on the progress of construction without the University’s permission. Sala told Syracuse.com that at the project’s peak, up to 200 people make up the construction crew which works “24 hours a day.” He also said the air conditioning system was on track for 2021 and other renovations including improved restrooms, concessions and accessibility upgrades were to be completed by 2022. Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Published on March 23, 2020 at 6:03 pm Contact Tim: tnolan@syr.edulast_img read more

Olympic mile, 800-meter champion Peter Snell dead at 80

first_img“It is very sad news, a grievous loss for New Zealand,” Palenski said. “In terms of track and field, he is probably the greatest athlete New Zealand has had.” Snell’s wife, Miki, said he died suddenly at his home in Dallas around noon on Thursday. He had been suffering from a heart ailment and required a pacemaker for several years. Snell’s athletics career was relatively short. He retired in 1965 to pursue educational opportunities in the United States. Snell graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in human performance from the University of California, Davis, and later with a Ph.D. in exercise physiology from Washington State University. He became a research fellow at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in 1981, later becoming director of the university’s Human Performance Center. Snell was knighted by New Zealand in 2009. A statue in his honor stands at Cooks Gardens, Whanganui, near his birthplace of Opunake, where he broke the mile world record for the first time in 1962. READ | Sports Ministry Cancels Saturday’s GB Meeting Called By Chess Federation President LIVE TV First Published: 14th December, 2019 10:43 IST Written By READ | Chess Wizard Anand Releases His Book ‘Mind Masters’Snell was coached by Arthur Lydiard, an innovator who was regarded as one of the world’s finest coaches of middle and long-distance athletes. Lydiard also coached Murray Halberg to win the 5,000 meters at Rome in 1960. Snell was the best miler of his generation, at a time when the mile was the blue riband event of world athletics. He began immediately after Roger Bannister’s epoch-making sub-four-minute mile and while the glow of that achievement still suffused the sport. In his physique he was unlike milers of the time: Snell was strong and powerful more like a 400-meter runner and not like the most lithe athletes who vied for world supremacy over the mile. His stride was so powerful he often scarred the tracks on which he ran, kicking up puffs of debris, especially on grass or cinder tracks. Lydiard’s training based on massive mileage mostly on the road rather than the track gave him enormous stamina but he also had unusual speed. Snell’s friend and training partner, Olympic marathon bronze medalist Barry Magee said: “there will never be another New Zealand athlete like him.”READ | Bengaluru Brawlers Claim Surprise Win Over Punjab Panthers “He won three Olympic gold medals, two Commonwealth Games gold medals, and broke seven world records. He was the best-conditioned athlete of his time.” Three-time Olympic champion and world mile record-holder Peter Snell has died in Dallas. He was aged 80. Snell, who is regarded as one of the greatest middle-distance runners, won the 800 meters at the 1960 Rome Olympics aged 21, and the 800-1,500 double at the 1964 Tokyo Games. He was the first man since 1920 to win the 800 and 1,500 at the same Olympics. No male athlete has done so since.READ | Criticism Mounts On WADA Decision In Russia Doping CaseSnell also won two Commonwealth Games gold medals in the 880 yards and mile at Perth in 1962. He twice held the mile world record and held world records in the 800 meters, 880 yards, 1,000 meters, and the 4×1-mile relay. Snell’s death was confirmed by a family friend and New Zealand sports historian Ron Palenski, who heads New Zealand’s Sports Hall of Fame.center_img SUBSCRIBE TO US COMMENT Press Trust Of India WATCH US LIVE Last Updated: 14th December, 2019 10:43 IST Olympic Mile, 800-meter Champion Peter Snell Dead At 80 Snell, who is regarded as one of the greatest middle-distance runners, won the 800 meters at the 1960 Rome Olympics aged 21, and the 800-1,500 double FOLLOW USlast_img read more