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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

A meeting was held with the directors of the CNTB Representation in the world

first_imgSource and photos: Ministry of Tourism and Sports The directors of the CNTB Representation abroad presented the state of the Croatian destination in their representative offices and the operational plans and priorities for 2021. Minister of Tourism and Sports Nikolina Brnjac pointed out that it was Last year, Croatia had the best results in the Mediterranean. According to her, part of the credit belongs to the directors of CNTB representative offices abroad, who have made great efforts to ensure that Croatia is adequately represented in the markets in which they operate. The latest Eurostat data on tourist traffic in the European Union show that in the period from January to July this year, Croatia, of all Mediterranean countries, recorded the smallest decline in the number of domestic and foreign tourists and in realized tourist nights. These physical indicators are accompanied by those financially in which a conservative assessment of how will year end at 50% of tourism revenue compared to last year’s record, which is a good result given the circumstances. Photo: Ministry of Tourism and Sports The evaluation of the results in 2020 and financial indicators were the main topics of the meeting via video call between the Ministry of Tourism and Sports with the directors of the CNTB Representation in the world. “We can already say that next year the main motive or better to say the condition of the trip will be safety. Therefore, more than ever, we need quality and targeted marketing campaigns, which will ensure our visibility in the most important emitting markets. “, concluded Brnjac. According to the Tax Administration in the first eight months of this year the amount of fiscalized accounts in activities amounts 57% of the value compared to the same period last year. “Given that this year we were a desirable car destination for tourists from the surrounding countries, it is to be expected that next year will benefit car destinations, last minute demand, accommodation facilities of higher categories and those isolated that provide isolation.”, Minister Brnjac pointed out and added that despite that, distant markets must be ready to react in a timely manner when airlines are re-established towards Croatia.last_img read more

Auction of post-war home comes to a halt when dog escapes from home

first_img26 Pryde Street, Camp HillMr Westerhuis said it was a good result for the three-bedroom, two-bathroom Queenslander, perched on a 539sq m block with views of Camp Hill and surrounds.“The market for freestanding houses at and just above the median price for that suburb is very strong,” he said. “There’s more demand than supply.”Recent sales in the area include 28 City View Rd, which sold for $1.24 million and 28 Bovelles Street, which fetched $975,000. Camp Hill ’s median house price is $833,750, according to CoreLogic. 26 Pryde Street, Camp HillA distressed pooch may have tried to sabotage the auction, but that didn’t stop a beautifully maintained post-war home in sought-after Camp Hill from selling under the hammer.Bidding on 26 Pryde St was delayed when the owner’s nine-year-old Alsatian broke free of his collar and bounded over the neighbour’s fence into the crowd of about 50 people.“It was getting really stressed,” selling agent Rod Westerhuis, principal of Huis Estate Agents, said.“It took 10 minutes to calm it down.” 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 202026 Pryde Street, Camp HillThe auction soon resumed with an opening bid of $800,000, and steadily increased by $10,000 increments. Mr Westerhuis said it was a predictable auction between two experienced bidders — one a buyer’s agent.The bidding stopped at $910,000 when the buyer’s agent pulled out.The remaining bidder went to $920,000 and then increased their offer to $935,000 — putting it on the market. The buyers were a couple from Wavell Heights.last_img read more

Velocita awarding custom fire suits to Deery, Hawkeye Dirt Tour champions

first_imgCLEMMONS, N.C. – Velocita adds to its IMCA awards program this season, giving custom fire suits to champions of both the Deery Brothers Summer Series for Late Models and the Arnold Motor Supply Hawkeye Dirt Tour for Modifieds.The six-year IMCA sponsor again gives custom fire suits to na­tional champions in all eight sanc­tioned divisions, and $200 product certificates to all other Modified, Stock Car and Hobby Stock regional champions.Those awards will be presented at the national awards banquet in November.“We are pleased to work with IMCA. The forward vision of the organization is truly exciting to see,” said Velocita’s Brad Smith. “The loyal racers are a pleasure to work with and absolutely put on the best racing in the country!”Velocita will also help recognize drivers starting the upcoming Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational.Race title sponsor Axle Exchange gives fire suits manufactured by the Clemmons, N.C., company to each of the 30 IMCA Modified drivers elected to start the 14th annual event, to be held Friday, Sept. 8 dur­ing the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s at Boone Speed­way.In addition to fire suits, Velocita also manufac­tures gloves, shoes and underwear. More infor­mation is available at the company’s www.velocita-usa.com website or by calling 336 816-7223.“Velocita continues to add to their program each and every year and the addition of fire suits to these two champions illustrates why these are two of the premier tours in America,” IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder commented. “We’re grateful to have such wonderful support from a company like Velocita and can’t think of a better partner for this type of award.”last_img read more

EPL: City battle struggling Hammers

first_imgRelatedPosts Lampard: I still have confidence in Tomori Pirlo not out to copy anyone after Juventus’ comfortable opening win Mane double eases Liverpool to win over 10-man Chelsea Man City vs. West Ham United Venue: Etihad Stadium Kick off: 5:30PMManchester City head into today’s Premier League fixture with West Ham United looking to extend their advantage over third-placed Leicester City to five points. With Man City sitting 22 points adrift of leaders Liverpool, Pep Guardiola has been the first to acknowledge that his side are not active in the title race, effectively bringing to an end their two-year reign with three months of the season remaining. Nevertheless, City’s recent setbacks, in theory, will only provide extra motivation for Guardiola as he attempts to win silverware in other competitions and begin to contemplate ways to improve his squad in the summer. Strengthening a defence which has missed Aymeric Laporte for the majority of the season will be at the top of his list of priorities, rather than having concerns over a misfiring attack. While City thrashed a Fulham side who were hindered by a sixth-minute dismissal, they have netted just three times in their other four matches, which includes drawing a blank against Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur. However, on another day, the likes of Sergio Aguero and Raheem Sterling could have netted at least two goals apiece, instead of squandering opportunities which kept their respective opponents in the contest. Sterling will miss out at the weekend through injury – likely a consequence of being involved in 40 matches for club and country since the beginning of August. That said, his absence provides Guardiola with a chance to rid himself of an over-reliance on the winger, potentially providing Phil Foden with a pathway to make just his third Premier League start of the season. If the young Englishman is to replace the departing David Silva next season, matches such as this one are perfect opportunities for Guardiola to hand the academy graduate further experience in the top flight. Despite City being able to play with a certain degree of freedom at the weekend, the same cannot be said of West Ham, who travel to the Etihad desperately short of confidence. For the majority of their contest with Brighton & Hove Albion last weekend, it appeared that David Moyes was going to see his side end a five-match winless streak in all competitions. However, conceding two late goals resulted in the game ending in a 3-3 draw, leaving Moyes torn as to how to approach a game of this level after dropping into the bottom three. In their recent games with Leicester City and Liverpool, Moyes has struggled to find the correct balance, with a significant change in strategy being required at the midway point of the first of those fixtures. The Scot will probably feel that there is enough quality in his attack to score goals against a struggling City backline, although the newly-appointed boss may be lacking faith in his own defenders to put up enough of a fight at the other end. The sole plus point from last week’s game was Robert Snodgrass contributing two goals and an assist, extending his tally to five and four in those respective categories for the campaign. While there have been several big-name arrivals over the last 18 months, the 32-year-old has emerged as West Ham’s most creative player this season, effectively making him the most important attacker in the squad. However, with trips to City, Liverpool and Arsenal all to come in their next four games, there is the possibility of Snodgrass being left powerless to prevent West Ham from being cut adrift in the battle to avoid relegation to the Championship. Man City possible XI: Ederson, Walker, Fernandinho, Laporte, Mendy, De Bruyne, Rodri, Foden, Bernardo, Aguero, Mahrez. West Ham possible XI: Fabianski, Fredericks, Diop, Balbuena, Cresswell, Soucek, Rice, Noble, Snodgrass, Antonio, Haller.Tags: Etihad StadiumLiverpoolManchester CityPep GuardiolaWest Ham Unitedlast_img read more

Vidic faces fight for place

first_img Press Association Vidic is ready to return after missing two games with a minor injury suffered in the Premier League defeat by Newcastle at Old Trafford on December 7. Yet those two matches have both been wins, in which United have managed to keep successive clean sheets for only the second time this season. Jonny Evans and Phil Jones looked particularly untroubled at Aston Villa on Sunday. And whilst Vidic has been the cornerstone of United’s defence following his arrival from Spartak Moscow almost eight years ago, the Serbian has been plagued by injury since rupturing his cruciate ligaments in the Champions League to Basle in December 2011. With Rio Ferdinand now 35, Moyes is known to be on the lookout for central defensive reinforcements. Yet, even amongst his current squad, it seems Vidic will have to work to win his place back. “Nemanja is just about ready to play now,” said Moyes. “But we have five centre-halves. We can use Phil Jones, Chris Smalling, Jonny Evans, Rio Ferdinand and him. “There is competition for places there and you are going to have to play well to stay in the team.” center_img David Moyes has warned skipper Nemanja Vidic he cannot expect to walk straight back into the Manchester United team.last_img read more

Bellamy announces retirement

first_img Bellamy joined Cardiff on loan and then permanently to fulfil a dream of playing for them, and the narrative he wanted arrived as City were promoted to the Premier League. And, even though he was unable to stop them going straight back down in what has turned out to be his last season, he retires with satisfaction. In an interview given to Wales Online he said: “It’s been on my mind to finish playing for the last couple of years, but this time I’ve had to make a decision. I’ve had to listen to my body. “I guess over the years I’ve become accustomed to the pain from various injuries, but for the last three to four years I’ve been on anti-inflammatories every day. “I’m not sure my body will think that’s a wise thing in due course, but it kept me playing for that period. “However, the time has come to stand aside and say enough. My body can’t take any more. “When Cardiff got promoted, it was the sense of achievement with my home-town club that meant most to me, rather than being able to play another season in the Premier League. I had performed at that level for 12 years anyway, the goal of getting Cardiff up there meant more to me than actually playing there again myself. “But I spoke to Malky Mackay (the manager at the time) and he talked me around for one last challenge. I wasn’t sure I could offer too much.” Bellamy says there have been offers from both England and America, but is now planning on pursuing a coaching career. The 78-cap Wales international, who started out with Norwich in 1997, added: “I do have lots of business activities to keep me busy and I’m taking my full coaching badges. I’ve got A, B and C, I just need to do the Pro-Licence which will prepare me properly for management.” Bellamy has not always been regarded as the friendliest of characters during a career that also took in Coventry, Newcastle, Celtic, Blackburn, West Ham, Manchester City and two spells with Liverpool, but he claims the man the fans saw at the end of his time was a truer reflection of his personality. “I’ve been an angry young man at times. So much of my career was affected by injuries. Not just the well-documented surgery, but the hamstring pulls and other things. Injuries hit me hard and they always seemed to come at key times. Back then I didn’t understand my body as well as I began to do towards the end of my career,” he said. “But I think that anger I’ve displayed has been channelled into making me a better player. It gave me determination to get through those many injury problems. “I was always far more at ease with myself as a player during the last couple of years with Cardiff. “If truth be known, I got little enjoyment for large parts of my career. In hindsight, I needed to reflect more, be proud of what I did. Instead, I set myself unrealistic targets at times. “But in the last couple of years I’ve been more proud, able to step back, enjoy my accomplishments. Why? Because my mind was in a good place.” Bellamy retires with 169 career goals, a League Cup and Community Shield won at Liverpool and a Scottish Cup from his time at Celtic. Craig Bellamy has announced his retirement from football aged 34. The well-travelled Cardiff striker said on Thursday that his body “couldn’t take it any more”. Bellamy’s decision brings to an end a 17-year senior career, concluded with a spell at his home-town club. Press Associationlast_img read more

President Trump: FDA Approves Chloroquine to Treat Coronavirus for “Immediate” Prescribed Use

first_imgPresident Trump made an exciting announcement about drugs that have been showing great promise in treating and preventing the coronavirus. These drugs are anti-viral and not vaccines. President Trump says the medication being introduced, cholorquine is known as a malaria drug and has been around for a long time and it actually helps to prevent and treat the coronavirus. A French researcher revealed a very encouraging study and the President said the FDA has approved the drug to be made available immediately by prescription. Chloroquine, an old malaria drug, may help treat the novel coronavirus, according to a renowned French research professor who has reported successful early tests suggesting it can stop the virus from being contagious in just six days.President Trump says he will have an exciting announcement today in conjunction with the FDA possibly about the drug.Chloroquine is effective in treating SARS, and investigative studies have found it will be an effective treatment and prevention for COVID-19. And it’s an anti-inflamatory.An acclaimed research professor in France revealed successful results of a potential treatment for COVID-19, the coronavirus, The Connexion reports.More information on possible treatments here.last_img read more

LaLiga viewership rises by more than 48% in India post restart

first_imgMumbai: LaLiga Santander increased its international viewing figures by more than 48% on the first matchday (Matchday 28) following the restart of the league on June 11 compared to the average for the first 27 matchdays prior to the forced suspension of the Spanish league due to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to international consultants Nielsen Sports, and based on the preliminary official viewing figures and estimates by the firm, international audiences during live games on Matchday 28 registered exponential growth. IANSAlso watch: Ambubashi Mela Begins; Kamakhya Shut till June 30last_img read more

The Latest: Italian soccer club Parma announces cost-cutting

first_imgThe International Cycling Union announced the new dates after consulting with race organizer Amaury Sport Organisation. The Tour could not start as scheduled on June 27 because of restrictions related to the coronavirus pandemic.The UCI also says the world championships will go ahead as planned from Sept. 20-27 and will be followed by the Giro d’Italia and the Spanish Vuelta. No official dates were given for those two major races.The UCI says prestigious one-day road classics such as Paris-Roubaix and Liège-Bastogne-Liège will be maintained at dates still to be defined.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Associated Press Tracks receive a significant financial payout from NASCAR’s television contract, but that revenue has stopped without racing.Both NASCAR and Speedway Motorsports are hoping to restart the season May 24 with the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. ___Novak Djokovic has been praised by the director general of the local health authority in Bergamo for his donation to help control the coronavirus outbreak in Italy.Peter Assembergs says “we never expected to see on our bank account a donation from such a prestigious person.” Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Parma has become the second club in Italy’s top soccer division to announce cost-cutting measures in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The medical commission has also recommended that when clubs resume training they do so in training camps with limited access and with strict screening protocols.Federation president Gabriele Gravina says “we are working without rushing, but without stopping so we will be ready when the relevant institutions give us the go-ahead.”___Speedway Motorsports, owner and operator of eight tracks that host NASCAR’s top Cup Series, has laid off 180 employees and furloughed 100 as part of a company restructuring during the sports shutdown.Speedway Motorsports owns the Atlanta, Bristol, Charlotte, Kentucky, Las Vegas, New Hampshire, Sonoma and Texas tracks. The coronavirus pandemic caused NASCAR to suspend the season just four events into a 36-race schedule. To date, Speedway Motorsports has had its races at Atlanta, Texas and Bristol postponed. The 1992 Olympics were the first that featured NBA players, and the Americans stormed to the gold medal. They won by an average of 44 points per game and were credited with jump-starting basketball’s global growth. The team was inducted to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2010.Full game replays will stream at Olympicchannel.com and its apps for mobile, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV and the Roku platform. First up is the Americans’ victory over Angola on Thursday night at 7 p.m. EDT.___Italian soccer will likely resume with the Serie A before the two lower divisions.The Italian soccer federation met with its medical commission and says it could consider a staggered start “with priority to Serie A.”center_img Assembergs says “reading among the donators the name of the best tennis player in the world … made me emotional.”The money will be used to help buy ventilators and other medical equipment.Djokovic, his wife and their foundation recently donated 1 million euros (about $1.1 million) to help hospitals in Serbia.___This year’s Tour de France will start on Aug. 29 and finish on Sept. 20 and will be followed by cycling’s two other major races. The club says its first-team players, coaching staff and the sporting director have unanimously agreed to take a salary cut amounting to a month’s wages.Juventus players and coach Maurizio Sarri agreed in March to forgo four months worth of salary.___With no NBA games to watch during the sports shutdown, the Dream Team’s historic romp through Barcelona will be rebroadcast in its entirety.The Olympic Channel will begin weekly streaming of the U.S. basketball team’s victories in the 1992 Olympics, when Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson and Larry Bird headlined the team. April 15, 2020 The Latest: Italian soccer club Parma announces cost-cuttinglast_img read more