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H5N1 strikes poultry in South Korea, Russia

first_imgApr 14, 2008 (CIDRAP News) – Animal health officials in South Korea yesterday said an H5N1 avian influenza outbreak was confirmed at a fourth farm, amid reports of several more suspected outbreaks, a day after Russia’s agriculture ministry said the virus had struck birds in the far eastern part of the country.Kim Chang-sup, an agriculture ministry official, said government tests confirmed an H5N1 outbreak at a chicken farm in Yeongam, about 236 miles southwest of Seoul, according to an Apr 12 report from the Associated Press. Yeongam is a county in South Jeolla province, which borders North Jeolla province, where recent outbreaks have been reported at farms in Gimje and Jeongeup.Kim said birds from six other suspected outbreaks are being tested for the H5N1 virus. However, Xinhua, China’s state news agency, reported yesterday that South Korean officials said 29 suspected or confirmed H5N1 outbreaks have been reported since the virus reemerged in late March after a year’s lapse.Ryu Chul-hyuk, a South Jeolla provincial official, told the AP that authorities have culled 470,000 chickens and ducks at 20 farms within 1.8 miles of the latest confirmed outbreak.Experts in South Korea have noted some differences in the pattern of the country’s recent H5N1 outbreaks, the Korea Times, an English-language newspaper, reported today. Past outbreaks occurred during cooler months, whereas the most recent outbreaks have surfaced during warmer weather. Also, the fresh outbreaks have hit ducks, whereas previous outbreaks only involved chickens, according to the Times report.South Korea’s food and agriculture ministry, however, appeared to downplay the developments and said warmer weather would kill off the virus, the Times report said. The ministry will release an interim report on the H5N1 outbreaks on Apr 16 or 17, according to the Times.Elsewhere, agriculture officials in Russia recently confirmed an H5N1 outbreak in chickens at a village in the far eastern region of Primorye, according to an Apr 12 report from Agence France-Presse. The outbreak marks the first recurrence of the disease in Russia since December 2007, when the virus hit backyard poultry in the Rostov region in western Russia, according to past reports from the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE).In a report filed with the OIE on Apr 11, Russian officials said the virus struck 21 unvaccinated chickens and 7 guinea fowl. The remaining 14 birds, which included 6 ducks, were destroyed. Officials reported that the source of the virus was probably “hunted wild ducks and geese.”See also:OIE reports on 2008 South Korean and Russian H5N1 outbreakslast_img read more

A new type of learning will be introduced in the new school year.

first_img Share 37 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! EducationLocalNewsPrimary A new type of learning will be introduced in the new school year. by: – June 30, 2011 Tweetcenter_img Share Share Chief Education Officer Mr. Steve Hyacinth. Photo credit: GIS NewsA new type of learning will be introduced in the new school year.Chief Education Officer Steve Hyacinth says the new learning will be based more on practical skills.He says the new system will expose students to technical and vocational subjects.“There is nothing wrong in a child spending six years at a school based on their pace of learning. We are working to provide a broad base curriculum at our schools,” he said.He said this will result in students being better abled to make a contribution to themselves and the world.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Presvis out as Cumani picks Swop

first_imgShare on LinkedIn Presvis out as Cumani picks Swop This article is more than 10 years old … we have a small favour to ask. The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Since you’re here… Ask The Butler, who is also due to line up on Saturday, is currently top-priced at 12-1 with totesport and Hills, while other likely runners include Docofthebay, the runner-up last year. “He’s had a difficult year but I think he’s just starting to come right now,” Jamie Osborne, Docofthebay’s trainer, said yesterday. “I’m happier with him now than I have been all season and he does seem to do well at this time of year. He obviously has more weight to carry this time.” David Probert, one of the season’s top claiming riders with 39 winners, would have hoped to get a decent ride in Saturday’s race, but plans will be on hold after he suffered a suspected ankle injury before the first race at Bath yesterday. A serious inquiry into alleged corruption opened in London yesterday, when the jockey Dean McKeown and trainer Paul Blockley attended the British Horseracing Authority’s headquarters to answer charges related to 11 races between March 2004 and December 2005. McKeown and Blockley, who are both legally represented, are charged along with three owners – Clive Whiting, David Lovatt and Martyn Wakefield – two former owners and two unlicensed individuals, over the laying of horses to lose. All deny the charges. The inquiry is expected to last into next week.Two of the defendants, David Wright and Nicholas Rook, were unrepresented yesterday and risk being warned off for non-cooperation if they take no part in the hearing.Ron Cox’s tip of the dayUrban Warrior 4.30 SedgefieldFollowing five unsuccessful hurdles outings over distances short of 2m3f, Urban Warrior showed improvement upped to 2m5f at Plumpton nine days ago. Ian Williams’ gelding impressed that day after a decent spell on the Flat, coming clear of Will The Till by 12 lengths in a similar handicap. His trainer has found a good opportunity to follow up under a 7lb penalty before a further rise in the weights. Mon 29 Sep 2008 19.01 EDT Horse racing The Recap: sign up for the best of the Guardian’s sport coverage Share via Email Share on Twitter Share on WhatsApp Shares00 Share via Email Horse racing Britain’s bookmakers were able to bank some money from followers of Luca Cumani yesterday, when the trainer’s well-backed Presvis was scratched from Saturday’s Cambridgeshire Handicap. The smart ones will have it in an instant-access account, though, as Cumani still has two of the first four horses in the betting for the first leg of the autumn double, including the new favourite, Swop. Cumani has a well-earned reputation as a man to follow in the season’s biggest handicaps, though he has not won the Cambridgeshire since the victory of Dallas, 22 years ago. Swop, currently a 6-1 chance, seems certain to start favourite on Saturday, though, after finishing well into third behind his stablemate Ask The Butler at Sandown in August, on only the fifth start of his career. center_img Greg Wood Reuse this content Share on Messenger This article is more than 10 years old Read more @Greg_Wood_ Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Topics news Share on Pinterest Share on Facebook First published on Mon 29 Sep 2008 19.01 EDT Support The Guardianlast_img read more