Apr 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 outbreaks
Is it time to walk away i done ✅ everything in the game ?!!— AB (@AB84) July 20, 2020at this point the risk is greater than the reward thank you everyone who been part of this journey i sincerely thank you for everything! life goes on 84!— AB (@AB84) July 20, 2020I came i saw i conquered mission complete Call God 🤙🏾— AB (@AB84) July 20, 2020Brown, who played one game for the Patriots last season after his offseason-long fiasco with the Raiders, also threatened to retire in September after New England released him. Most recently, ESPN reported the Seahawks did a “deep dive” on the free-agent wide receiver but had not yet decided to sign him. The Ravens also reportedly had some interest.Brown played nine seasons with the Steelers after Pittsburgh selected him in the sixth round of the 2010 NFL Draft, and the four-time All-Pro selection is responsible for the four biggest receiving seasons in Steelers history in terms of yards.Pittsburgh traded Brown to Oakland in 2019 as a result of his dissatisfaction with his role on the team, a breakup for which Brown later apologized. Yet Brown never played in a regular-season game for the Raiders, who released him after the receiver all but forced his way out of Oakland during the 2019 preseason.MORE: Brown’s departure from Steelers erased evidence of wonderful Pittsburgh years There’s no telling whether Antonio Brown is serious this time with what appears to be an announcement of his retirement from the NFL.Brown, who at 32 is a free agent and remains under NFL investigation for multiple allegations of sexual assault and misconduct, tweeted Monday that “at this point the risk is greater than the reward” when it comes to playing football. Shortly after he signed a one-year deal with the Patriots, Brown in a civil lawsuit was accused of exploitation, sexual assault and rape. The NFL’s investigation into the allegations remain ongoing even though Brown has not been on a roster since New England released him Sept. 20 after he sent intimidating text messages to one of his accusers.Brown in April was arrested on one count of felony burglary with battery after allegedly engaging in a physical altercation with a truck driver outside of his home in Hollywood, Fla. That case was settled last month when Brown pleaded no contest. He was ordered to serve two years of probation and 100 hours of community service, attend a 13-week anger management program and undergo psychological/psychiatric evaluation and treatment if necessary.If Brown indeed retired Monday, his NFL career ends with 11,263 receiving yards and 75 touchdowns. His career mark of 86 receiving yards per game ranks fifth in NFL history.
RTÉ presenter Aengus Mac Grianna will be spending more time at his holiday home in Donegal following his departure from RTÉ. Aengus has a holiday home in West Donegal, and has said in previous interviews with the Irish Independent that Donegal is his favourite place in the world.The Dublin native, who also runs an alpaca farm, attended the Gaeltacht in Gweedore and has many happy childhood memories in the area, making it the perfect spot for himself and his husband Terry to situate their holiday home. It has been announced today that he will be leaving RTÉ after thirty years at the state broadcaster.He told the Sunday Independent: “I told management over six months ago of my decision so this was decided long before any of the changes.“I’ve had 30 wonderful years at RTE but it is time for a change.“It’s a bit like that book The Alchemist. I re-read it again recently and I am following my personal legend, as the book would say. “I haven’t fully mapped out where I want to go but I know that I’ll eventually get wherever that is meant to be.“My ultimate dream is to keep learning and to explore and discover new things.“I am open to the idea of going back to university and I will keep all my options open — from architecture to archaeology.”Aengus’ departure from RTÉ is just one of many recent changes for the broadcaster, with Keelin Shanley and Caitríona Perry to take the reigns from Bryan Dobson and Sharon Ní Bheoláin as presenters of the RTÉ Six One News from January 2018.Presenter to spend more time in his “favourite place in the world” after leaving RTÉ was last modified: November 14th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Aengus Mac GriannadonegalpresenterRTE