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FAO calls for more surveillance after African H5N1 outbreaks

first_imgYesterday leaders from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said the recent spike of H5N1 avian flu outbreaks in western and central Africa demand increased vigilance.The statement comes 9 days after Cameroon reported H5N1 on 16 poultry farms and markets in May and June. The country is one of six African nations to confirm an outbreak this year. The Cameroon events this year are the first H5N1 outbreaks in central Africa since 2006 and affected more than 34,000 birds. The outbreaks in Cameroon show a southern progression of the virus, the FAO said.Devastating impact”We’re looking at a quickly spreading disease that has devastating effects on livelihoods in communities,” said Abebe Haile Gabriel, FAO deputy regional representative for Africa.Gabriel said H5N1 causes “additional hardship on already struggling economies.” Cameroon is reporting losses of $20 million after recent outbreaks. The FAO estimates that the current avian flu outbreaks in Africa have cost the involved nations billions of dollars in losses.Other countries that have recently reported H5N1 are Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Niger, and Nigeria. The FAO reported that Nigeria has been the most heavily affected, with more than 750 outbreaks resulting in the death of 3.5 million birds. In its statement, the FAO said it feared avian flu could become endemic in parts of Africa.Highly pathogenic H5N1 can decimate flocks of poultry, destroying farms, and possibly infecting humans. The FAO is working with the World Health Organization and the World Organization for Animal Health to increase surveillance, raise public awareness of avian flu outbreaks, and boost local veterinary services. The organization said it will raise $20 million to help with these efforts.H5N1 reported in EgyptIn other avian flu news, Egypt is reporting four outbreaks of highly pathogenic H5N1, according to FluTrackers, an infectious disease news message board. The outbreaks are small and located in the northeast region of the country.  The first two outbreaks occurred on Jul 4 in Banha and Shebin El Qanater in Qalyubia governorate. Each reported H5N1 in 10 ducks. On Jul 5, 30 poultry were destroyed in Minya governorate, and on Jul 7 six turkeys were destroyed in Asyut.See also:Jul 13 FAO articleJul 14 FluTrackers postlast_img read more

Oral Tracey | Windies playing with our hearts

first_imgWithout even realising it, by these performances, the Windies team is tugging at the strings of the hearts and emotions of long-suffering and desperate Caribbean cricket fans, with an imperious win in the first Test match in Barbados, followed by another clinical display in the second Test in Antigua against the No.-3 ranked England. They are tempting us into believing again. Coming into this series, expectations amongst fans and experts were measured. Indeed, many feared the worst, especially after the Caribbean team got mauled in successive Test series on the subcontinent by India and then Bangladesh in their last two assignments. Even after that near-perfect performance at the Kensington Oval, there were still lingering fears of a rapid return to business as usual going into the second Test at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, but apparently, things are getting serious with this Windies team. There seems to be something happening. Jason Holder and his charges found a long-lost gear of consistency to tighten their stranglehold on the bewildered Englishmen and on the series. SWEET MEMORIES The fast-bowling quartet of Kemar Roach, Shannon Gabriel, captain Jason Holder and Alzarri Joseph have brought back sweet memories of the Windies of old, while the batsmen continue to expertly share the responsibility with the entire top and middle order, having contributed timely and vital innings across both Test matches. The completeness of these two performances has forced many cynics and sceptics into silent submission. Many of us had literally lost all hope of a Windies revival in Test cricket. There are just too many debilitating circumstances pulling away at the longest format of the game. In approximately seven days of Test match cricket, characterised by gutsy, old-fashioned, cerebral play, West Indian cricket fans have found their voices again. Windies Test cricket has snapped out of the coma. The flames of hope and optimism have been rapidly rekindled. The sights and sounds of opposing batsmen flinching, fending off, and ultimately surrendering in despair and ultimate defeat, in tandem with batsmen applying themselves, settling down, concentrating, and converting solid efforts into match and series-winning performances, were a joy to behold. Believe it or not, the doubts are beginning to wane, and the fears beginning to subside. The players are beginning to appear as stars and heroes again. If this mini wave of success continues, the fans will return to the stands in droves. West Indians will feel proud of our cricket team again, and all the misery and heartache of the last 25 years will be quickly forgiven and forgotten. It is scary. Such has been the influence of West Indies cricket on the psyche of the Caribbean people, especially for those who remember what and who we were. It’s time again to risk it all and invest our energy and our hearts and emotions in the fortunes of the Windies team, not just because we are putting the proverbial whip on our former colonial masters, but because, having waited so long, this time seems different, and it’s a chance we are consciously willing to take. The roads of faith and belief are pathways to the city of love. Even after all these years, there is still something special about a Windies Test match win and a Test series triumph. They render the mission more complete and the achievement more comprehensive. We hope the dream continues and we are never awakened by our worst fears. We beg and beseech the Windies team, let it be real, and stop playing with our hearts.last_img read more

Chandarov: Half of the people in the Executive Committee bow to…

first_imgThe owner of Septemvri (Sofia) Rumen Chandarov once again resents the Bulgarian Football Union. Here is what the businessman told “Topic: Sports”:“I can’t get over the resentment from the decision of the Bulgarian Football Union. A bigger injustice could not be imagined. After all, that’s why sport is to have a competition. But the competition was off the field. Time heals, but the resentment remains. Chandarov: Absolute ignoramuses are in the Bulgarian Football Union, let everyone leave! I want my money!“There can be no greater injustice!” The problem is that at the managerial level, everyone bows to a rug. As long as they worship, nothing good will happen. Everyone goes somewhere and serves someone. In my opinion, all those in power should be removed. But is there anyone to replace them? I heard that Hristo Portochanov could run, there will be others. However, we see that they are currently beating the ball. They want to re-sign the TV rights contract before the next guide is elected. Source: Sportal.bgThe scenario is known and acted behind the scenes. There are no fixes. The biggest problem is that half of the people in the Executive Committee bow to the other half of the Executive Committee. As long as they bow, the race will be predestined. Then what should I throw my money for? I will have fun watching only the children play and that’s it, “said the embittered businessman. BFU jumped on Rumen ChandarovSee the message of the exchangelast_img read more

Penguins ride maturity, resilience back to Stanley Cup Final

first_imgOttawa Senators goalie Craig Anderson (41) blocks the puck as Pittsburgh Penguins’ Jake Guentzel (59) and Kyle Turris (7) approach the goal against Ottawa Senators’ Fredrik Claesson (33) and Cody Ceci (5) during overtime of Game 7 of the Eastern Conference final in the NHL Stanley Cup hockey playoffs in Pittsburgh, Thursday, May 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and Chris Kunitz stood shoulder to shoulder at center ice as midnight approached, crowd on its feet, Prince of Wales Trophy in hand. Another shot at the Stanley Cup in the offing.On the surface, it could have been a scene ripped from 2008 when the longtime Pittsburgh Penguin teammates earned their first crack at a championship together, the one that was supposed to be the launching pad for a dynasty.A closer look at the weary, grateful smiles told a different story.This team has learned over the last decade that nothing can be taken for granted. Not their individual greatness or postseason success, even for one of the NHL’s marquee franchises. Not the cohesion it takes to survive the crucible of the most draining championship chase in professional team sports or the mental toughness (along with a dash of luck) needed to stay on top once you get there.So Crosby paused in the giddy aftermath of Pittsburgh’s 3-2 victory over Ottawa in Game 7 of the helter-skelter Eastern Conference finals to do something the two-time Hart Trophy winner almost never does. He took stock of the moment, aware of how fleeting they can be.“Every series you look at, the margin for error is so slim,” Crosby said. “We’ve just continued to find ways and different guys have stepped up. We trust in that and we believe in that and whoever has come in the lineup has done a great job. That builds confidence. We’ve done it different ways, which is probably our biggest strength.”And they’ll have to do it one more time in the final against swaggering Nashville if they want to become the first team in nearly 20 years and the first in salary-cap era to win back-to-back championships.It’s a daunting task. When the puck drops in Game 1 on Monday night in Pittsburgh, the Penguins will be playing in their 108th game in the last calendar year, and that doesn’t count another half dozen for those who played in the World Cup of Hockey and a handful of exhibition games.Pittsburgh, however, has survived to do something even Chicago and Los Angeles – who have combined for five of the seven Cups awarded since 2010 – could not in putting itself in positon for a repeat.Credit coach Mike Sullivan’s ever-prescient tinkering with the lineups, including his decision to throw Kunitz back into the fray with Crosby as Game 7 wore on, an experiment that ended with Crosby feeding Kunitz for the winner 5:09 into the second overtime .Credit goaltender Matt Murray, thrust back into the lineup when Marc-Andre Fleury’s hot play that helped carry the Penguins through the opening two rounds finally cooled.Credit a maturity – or maybe it’s wisdom – from the team leaders who watched the first half of the decade come and go with plenty of gaudy regular-season numbers but no Cup banners to join the one they captured in 2009.Pinning down what changed is difficult. General manager Jim Rutherford’s ability to remake the team on the fly to build one of the fastest lineups in the league helped. So did Sullivan’s ability to cut through the noise when he replaced the professorial Mike Johnston in December 2015.Yet the Penguins understand there’s something else at work too, a resiliency and accountability they lacked while falling to lower-seeded teams every year from 2010-14.“I believe that the resolve and the resilience of this team is the strength of this team,” Sullivan said.Both were on full display in Game 7.Kunitz, who missed the first-round series against Columbus with a lower-body injury, returned to see himself bumped from the first line to the fourth, scored his first two goals of the playoffs. Conor Sheary, a blurring revelation last spring who suddenly found himself a healthy scratch in Games 5 and 6 against the Senators, returned to set up Kunitz’s first goal .Justin Schultz, who has assumed the as the minute-hogging, puck-moving defenseman role held by the injured Kris Letang, returned from his own health scare and scored a go-ahead goal in the third period.If the Penguins were a force of nature last spring while earning the franchise’s fourth Cup, this one is more of a throwback. More blue collar. More anonymous.Some of the key cogs that helped Pittsburgh get to this point – rookie forward Jake Guentzel, 37-year-old playoff newcomer Ron Hainsey and career grinder Scott Wilson – weren’t even around last spring. Yet they and so many others not named Crosby or Malkin have become equal partners in pursuit of a title.“This year it’s been back and forth, it’s been tough,” Kunitz said. “We’ve had great individual performances. We had great goaltending. It’s something every night.”It hasn’t been pretty. So what? Perhaps the biggest sign of the team’s growth is it has abandoned the pursuit of style points for something far more tangible. Like a 34-pound piece of hardware, one Pittsburgh has no intention of handing off anytime soon.___More AP NHL: https://apnews.com/tag/NHLhockeylast_img read more

Boxing: Canelo Alvarez to potentially return to the ring on Dec.15

first_imgAdvertisement bx96NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs7i5sWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E6( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) cwfWould you ever consider trying this?😱372vx7Can your students do this? 🌚66prweRoller skating! Powered by Firework Canelo Alvarez is coming off of the biggest win of his boxing career against the feared middleweight kingpin Gennady Golovkin who he beat via majority decision last week in Las Vegas, Nevada. It was undoubtedly the biggest fight of the year.Advertisement Canelo Alvarez changed his strategy from the first fight, staying away from the ropes and remaining in the middle of the ring with Golovkin. Alvarez’s counterpunching and bodywork impressed the judges more than Golovkin’s relentless, punishing jab.Advertisement However, ESPN reports that Canelo Alvarez will be back in the ring on December 15 in Las Vegas or New York. According to Canelo’s promoter Oscar De La Hoya, David Lemieux, and Jermall Charlo are the front-runners as the potential opponent for December 15.“We will get on a call and discuss it with Team Canelo and decide if he will fight on Dec. 15. That’s the date he would fight, but we don’t know the opponent yet,” De La Hoya said.Advertisement “There are plenty of choices,” De La Hoya said. “Once I get the green light [from Alvarez on Thursday] when we talk to him I will get moving. We’re going to talk to our partners at AEG and the MGM [who jointly own T-Mobile Arena] and explore other possibilities like New York and The Garden. You have to fight at The Garden sometime in your career. It’s where all the greats have fought.”It’s also worth noting that Canelo’s contract with HBO has expired and Oscar is also looking for potential networks to take his superstar fighter too.“I strongly feel HBO is going to be more committed [to boxing] than ever. Now with AT&T and the merger, we had AT&T people at the fight for a reason. Never count out the 800-pound gorilla,” De La Hoya said. “Maybe they’ve been on hiatus for a bit, but it’s understandable. They’ve been going through this merger and there are changes. So it’s understandable. We’ve been patient. We’ve had other outlets to turn to where we can stay above water and keep our fighters active like with our fights on Facebook and ESPN. So we’re managing. HBO is our family and they’re always going to have first and last, and they’ve always been good to us.”With an impressive win over Gennady Golovkin, the stock of Canelo Alvarez as the biggest draw in boxing since Floyd Mayweather has only increased and without a doubt, he is the biggest star in world boxing.Also Read-Asian Games: Vinesh Phogat wins historic GOLD medal for India (VIDEO)  Advertisementlast_img read more

Stingrays raise the bar

first_imgTAC CUP – ROUND 8 SHOOTING the Jets out of the sky, Dandenong Stingrays had the game on their terms…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Fast finish from a junior

first_imgPAKENHAM PIGEON RACING LAST week’s pigeon race from Rupanyup (near Horsham and some 340 kilometres as the… pigeon flies) was…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img