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Avian flu hits another African nation

first_imgApril 4, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – The H5N1 virus has sneaked across another border, making Burkina Faso the fifth African nation to lose poultry to the virus.H5N1 cases have been found on a “camp site” at Gampela, in the Saaba department of Kadiogo province, according to a report Burkina Faso officials filed with the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE). The site is about 6 miles from Ouagadougou, the capital. The report said 123 helmeted guinea fowl died. The cause was confirmed as H5N1 by an OIE reference laboratory in Padova, Italy.The Burkina Faso minister of animal resources, Toemoko Konate, announced the outbreak in a radio address yesterday that was reported by the United Nations Integrated Regional Information Network (IRIN) today.The small African nation is not prepared to cope with avian flu, international experts warned. Burkina Faso has about 32 million poultry, with 76% of them raised traditionally, IRIN reported.”Burkina is one of those countries that have particularly weak infrastructure,” said Maria Zampaglione, spokeswoman for the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), as quoted in the IRIN story. It ranks as the world’s third poorest country in the UN Human Development index in 2005, the story noted.The country is also battling a meningitis outbreak, which has killed more than 750 people this year, IRIN added.The OIE and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) will send a joint mission to the country to advise leaders there how to respond.Cameroon, Egypt, Niger, and Nigeria are the other African countries reporting poultry outbreaks to date.Meanwhile, Pakistan today issued a follow-up report that details two new avian flu outbreaks on commercial poultry farms, one in Charsada, North West Frontier Province, and another in Abbottabad, in the same province. More than 3,000 cases occurred, leading to the slaughter of more than 26,000 birds at the two farms, the report said. The H5N1 virus was first detected in Pakistan in late February.See also:Burkina Faso’s report to the OIEhttp://www.oie.int/downld/AVIAN%20INFLUENZA/A2006_AI.phpOIE follow-up report from Pakistanhttp://www.oie.int/downld/AVIAN%20INFLUENZA/Pakistan_AI_04_04_2006.pdflast_img read more

Planning Taken to task

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Unai Emery provides update after Sead Kolasinac is forced off against Eintracht Frankfurt

first_imgSead Kolasinac was struggling with a ‘small problem’ during Arsenal’s clash with Eintracht Frankfurt (Picture: Getty)Unai Emery has revealed that Sead Kolasinac picked up a ‘small problem’ in Arsenal’s 3-0 win over Eintracht Frankfurt, but believes the defender should be available to face Aston Villa this weekend.Youngsters Joe Willock and Bukayo Saka gave Arsenal a two-goal advantage at the Commerzbank Arena and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang killed the Europa League tie with a composed strike in the 87th minute.With 10 minutes remaining of the clash, Kolasinac was replaced by Ainsley Maitland-Niles and the left-back seemed to be struggling with an injury as he made his way off the pitch.The Bosnian also appeared to be limping at full-time but Emery is not overly concerned about his problem.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityEmery will hope to have Kolasinac back to full fitness before his side host Villa at the Emirates on Sunday.‘He played Sunday, tonight, and he can feel some small problem but I think it’s not serious,’ Emery said. Comment Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterFriday 20 Sep 2019 9:26 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.3kShares Unai Emery provides update after Sead Kolasinac is forced off against Eintracht Frankfurtcenter_img Advertisement Saka produced an outstanding performance in Frankfurt (Picture: Getty)The Spaniard was satisfied with Arsenal’s display in a ‘difficult’ Europa League opener with Frankfurt.‘We know tonight that match was difficult. They were very strong here,’ he said.‘They’re a very offensive team and defensively we needed to work, sometimes deep, sometimes with their full-backs very deep, crossing a lot to the strikers.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves‘We spoke and worked the transition, if we were organised defensively and with a good pressing against them.‘We did that. We had the possibility with the young players to create chances and help them, also sharing with experienced players.‘Their performance tonight was good. It’s our way.’MORE: Shkodran Mustafi reveals what Unai Emery told him in showdown talks over Arsenal future Kolasinac was replaced by Maitland-Niles with ten minutes remaining (Picture: Getty)Emery has confirmed that Kieran Tierney and Hector Bellerin will return to action for Arsenal’s Under-23 side versus Wolves on Friday evening.‘We know progressively [Nicolas] Pepe is going to need more [minutes],’ Emery said. ‘The same with [Shkodran] Mustafi, [Calum] Chambers at right-back, David Luiz with Mustafi, Chambers and other players. ‘Rob Holding is very close to us and tomorrow Tierney and Bellerin are going to play in the U23s.’last_img read more

LNG-fueled Viking Grace becomes sailing ship

first_imgImage courtesy of Viking LineFinnish shipping company Viking Line dispatched its LNG-fueled cruise ferry, the Viking Grace, on her first voyage equipped with a rotor sail. Developed by Viking Line’s compatriot Norsepower, the rotor sail technology further reduces the fuel consumption and reduce emissions by up to 900 tons annually.Viking Line will operate the Viking Grace on wind-assisted voyages between Turku (Finland) and Stockholm (Sweden) from April 12, the company’s statement reads.The cylindrical rotor sail unit installed on Viking Grace is 24 meters in height and 4 meters in diameter and is fully automated, sensing whenever the wind is strong enough at which point the rotors start.In addition to the installation onboard the Viking Grace, Viking Line will also install two Norsepower rotor sails onboard a newbuild cruise ferry vessel which is currently being built in China and due to be operational in 2020.last_img read more