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NEWS SCAN: H5N1 in Egyptian poultry, Russia vaccinates birds, Jakarta’s poultry shelters, UK flu-shot policy, TB-infected doctor

first_imgApr 13, 2009Egypt reports two more H5N1 outbreaksAnimal health officials in Egypt recently reported two new H5N1 avian influenza outbreaks in backyard poultry, according to the Egypt-based Strengthening Avian Influenza Detection and Response (SAIDR). The virus infected 12 chickens in a village in Suez governorate, and the vaccination status of the birds was not known. Meanwhile, the virus hit 34 unvaccinated poultry of various kinds in a village in Beni Suef governorate. The outbreak was detected through active surveillance.Russia targets poultry vaccination to migration hotspotRussia’s agricultural oversight agency, Rosselkhoznadzor, today announced the start of a major push to vaccinate backyard poultry in the Altai region against the H5N1 avian influenza virus, Itar-Tass, Russia’s news agency, reported. Officials said the Altai region is at risk for H5N1 outbreaks because it is on a route for migrating birds from Asia, where the H5N1 virus is more prevalent.Jakarta to consolidate backyard poultryIn an effort to control the spread of the H5N1 avian influenza virus, Indonesia’s agriculture ministry recently announced plans to corral all poultry in residential Jakarta neighborhoods into four centrally located poultry shelters, according to a report in the April issue of Poultry Indonesia magazine. The city government said it will build the four structures and that all chickens in the city must be confined to the areas by Apr 24, 2010. Construction on one shelter, designed to hold 1 million birds, is nearly complete, but work hasn’t begun on the other three.Report says UK won’t urge flu shots for childrenThe United Kingdom’s expert panel on immunization has decided not to recommend influenza vaccination for children, according to Pulse, a weekly newsletter for British physicians. The UK Department of Health had asked its medical advisers to review the issue after a modeling study by Health Protection Agency researchers predicted that vaccinating children could reduce flu in the general population by up to 70%, the report said. But the minutes of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation make clear that flu shots would not be recommended for children, according to Pulse. Professor Andy Hall, chair of the committee, said there was not enough evidence that current flu vaccines are effective in young children. The British policy contrasts with that of the United States, where the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that all children aged 6 months to 18 years receive annual flu immunizations.Chicago health officials track contacts of TB-infected doctorA 26-year-old pediatric resident working in Chicago was diagnosed as having tuberculosis (TB) on Apr 7 and might have exposed patients at three area hospitals to the disease, the Chicago Tribune reported on Apr 11. None of the woman’s patients or coworkers have so far been diagnosed with TB. Though the three hospitals have said the risk to patients is “minimal,” they are contacting patients who were exposed to the resident. Northwestern Memorial Hospital said in an Apr 10 press release that at least 17 patients—some of them women who delivered babies—were exposed to the woman at its Prentice Women’s Hospital between Nov 3 and 19, 2008, and that another 100 may have received care from her. Evanston Hospital said today that a limited number of patients and staff in the facility’s special infant care unit were potentially exposed to the doctor between Feb 11 and Mar 12. She most recently worked at Children’s Memorial Hospital, where hospital officials said she had contact with at least 150 children and more than 300 workers, the Tribune reported. Susan Gerber, MD, chief medical officer of the Chicago Department of Public Health, said the woman’s infection was “susceptible and sensitive” to treatment and that health officials are investigating a trip she made as a medical student in late 2007 to an HIV clinic in Botswana.last_img read more

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Split, Zadar and Šibenik will soon be connected by a fast ferry line

first_imgSplit, Zadar and Šibenik from April 01, 2019. they should be connected by a fast regular ferry line. Namely, the mentioned planned line is in the process of approval for 2019 by the Agency for Coastal Liner Shipping. As planned according to the sailing schedule, the high-speed line Split-Šibenik-Zadar and vice versa would be active from April 01 to October 31, 2019.years. Find out the list and price list of all regular, as well as planned, which are in the process of approval, maritime lines in 2019 on the website Coastal Shipping Agencies. According to the published price list, a passenger ticket from Split to Zadar would amount to HRK 158,00, and from Zadar to Šibenik and from Split to Šibenik a total of HRK 110,00. center_img It is unfortunate that the news of the introduction of a ferry line between Split, Zadar and Šibenik delights us today. The mentioned line should be something normal and in function for decades. Why? Because it is logical and natural to connect three big cities in Dalmatia by sea. So much for the strategic development of tourism, right? But again better ever than never. Every day from Split at 09.00 a fast ferry line would depart towards Šibenik, where it would then depart from Zadar from 10:35 where it is planned to arrive at 12.40. The line from Zadar would leave at 17.30 pm with arrival in Split in the evening. last_img read more

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Spike in divorce applications: ‘It’s that New Year’s resolution’

first_img“They’re spending three or four weeks together over the Christmas period and they never spend time like that together during the year so that can cause tensions as well.” “Often it’s that New Year’s resolution.” “The unhappiness may sort of drift along during the year, but in some cases people with children might say ‘look we’re just gonna have one more Christmas with the kids and then in the new year I’m gonna do something about it’. He said the financial stress of Christmas, holidays and couples spending more time together could propel them to consider splitting up. TVNZ One News 7 January 2019Family First Comment:  A sad reality – but at least NZ has a structure in place which means that divorces can’t be done quickly and without due consideration – as has become the situation in the UK. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2019/01/04/couples-file-divorce-christmas-day-ministers-accused-making/We should be providing all the financial and relationship counselling and resources possible to help couples possibly avoid a marriage breakdown. www.ProtectMarriage.nzWhile most people are slowly easing themselves into work after the holidays, divorce lawyers know they will need to hit the ground running. But he said a lot are not prepared for the time and effort a divorce takes.READ MORE: https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/spike-in-divorce-applications-its-new-years-resolution?variant=tb_v_1 Senior divorce lawyer Jeremy Sutton said couple inquiries and applications for divorce spike this month.last_img read more

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Watford’s Deeney claims every team has ‘one gay player’

first_img Loading… Deeney suspects gay footballers are worried about the scrutiny that would follow if they reveal their sexuality while still playing.But the 31-year-old claims one top player coming out would lead to others following their lead.Talking on the BBC’s Grounded with Louis Theroux podcast, Deeney said: “I would go on record saying that there is probably one gay or bi-person in every football team. They’re there, they are 100 percent there.“I think people that are gay or from that community definitely are very worried about having to shoulder the responsibility of being the first. I think once the first comes out, there would be loads.“If he come out and said it, I genuinely believe you would get in the first week at least 100 people that went ‘me too’. Just because they don’t want to be the face of it.”Former Norwich and Nottingham Forest striker Justin Fashanu, who declared he was gay in 1990 and died in 1998, remains the only openly gay male footballer in British history.Despite acknowledging some players would fear criticism, Deeney, who is preparing for the Premier League’s return on June 17, believes the current era is a good time for sportsmen to declare if they are gay.Watford striker Troy DeeneyRead Also: Hazard taken off, ice strapped to right ankle“I think there is now a bigger platform than ever to be a gay athlete of any nature,” he said.“I also wonder, why people finish football, rugby, whatever the sport it might be, and then go ‘I am gay’… I feel like it must be a real heavy load to carry throughout all your whole sporting career.” Watford striker Troy Deeney believes there is probably “one gay player in every football team”.Advertisement FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeBoys Deserve More Than Action-Hero Role ModelsThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneA Runner Uses Strava App To Create Amazing Pieces Of Running ArtThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoolast_img read more

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Police Blotter 03-30-2020

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Hands off Bojan – Hughes

first_img Liverpool are being strongly linked with a move for the former Barcelona youngster after his recent run of form. Rumours of their interest were initially flaky but talk of an approach for the 24-year-old has gathered steam this week, with Reds boss Brendan Rodgers perhaps looking to bolster his sometimes meagre forward line. “It was very good,” he said. “We got there at just the right time, given the weather we left behind here. “We enjoyed it and got some good work done.” Potters captain Ryan Shawcross is a major doubt for Monday’s game due to a groin injury. The centre-half has not trained so far this week and while he is likely to do so this weekend, Hughes is unlikely to risk him. Forward Jonathan Walters is Hughes’ only other doubt, with a minor back problem. Press Association However, Hughes was quick to dismiss such talk ahead of Monday’s FA Cup fourth-round trip to Rochdale. “Don’t bother,” he said. “He’s done exceptionally well. We knew it would take a little bit of time for him to get to grips with the Premier League and he’s done that. “He’s playing well. He’s a talented football player and I think he’s proving that in the Premier League. “At this stage of his career that he’s had disappointments such as being sent out on loan by Barcelona, the disappointments he had in terms of his game time and maybe how he was treated in certain situations. “So he’s come here and really embraced what we’re doing and I think he’s enjoying the environment that we can give him. “I think he’s very happy. We have no intention of encouraging any interest in him. He’s a big part of what we want to do, moving forward, so it’s a non-story.” Hughes took his players for warm-weather training in Dubai this week before returning on Friday. Stoke manager Mark Hughes has sent a simple message to any clubs looking to snatch Bojan Krkic: “Don’t bother.” last_img read more

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Florida teen arrested after attempting to hire someone to kill her parents

first_imgOfficials in Lake County, Florida have arrested a teen who reportedly tried to hire someone to kill her parents.The teen was arrested Monday after a student from another school informed a school resource officer that one of their friends was paid “a lot of money” to go through with a murder-for-hire plot.  The school resource officer then contacted the Lake County Sheriffs Office.Investigators say the 17-year-old suspect, used a credit card that she stole from her parents to make two transactions totaling $1,300 in an effort to pay for the murders.The teen first paid a female friend $400 to kill her parents, however, that friend took the money and backed out of the murder plot. The teen suspect then paid a male friend $900 to complete the plot.  She then texted the first friend to tell her that she found someone else to go through with the plan and that it was supposed to occur Monday night.During a police interview with the suspect, the teen admitted that she wanted her parents dead and that she gave two different people money to kill her them.She additionally admitted that she purchased $100 worth of cocaine with her parent’s credit card.The teen has since been arrested on two counts of criminal solicitation for murder. It is unclear why she wanted to kill her parents.last_img read more

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3 things Steve Addazio said on the ACC teleconference before Syracuse-Boston College

first_img Published on October 19, 2016 at 5:44 pm Contact Chris: cjlibona@syr.edu | @ChrisLibonati Syracuse (3-4, 1-2 Atlantic Coast) will travel to Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, on Saturday when it takes on Boston College (3-3, 0-3) at 12:30 p.m. The Orange is coming off a 31-17 upset with over then-No. 17 Virginia Tech, while the Eagles are coming off a bye week. In BC’s last game, Clemson crushed the Eagles, 56-10.Here are three things BC head coach Steve Addazio said ahead of the matchup.RELATED: This is what Dino Babers said.Addazio wishes Pittsburgh was in the Atlantic DivisionSyracuse-Boston College has been branded as a rivalry game since the Orange moved from the Big East to the ACC. The two teams had played each other in the last game of the regular season since Syracuse joined the league, but this season, the two will square up in a matchup that could determine whether one of gets into a bowl game.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe first two matchups between Boston College and Syracuse determined both teams’ bowl eligibility. In the 2013 matchup, Syracuse got its sixth win by beating BC, 34-31. In 2014, BC got its sixth win by beating SU, 28-7.Addazio said he’d like to see Pittsburgh, who is currently in the Coastal Division move over into the Atlantic Division to increase the number of rivalry games. SU will get its crack at the Panthers in its last game of the regular season on Nov. 26.“I think it’s fantastic … I wish Pitt was on this side. I was at Syracuse at the time and those are all big games,” Addazio said. “Syracuse, BC, Pittsburgh, they were all big contests. I think those are great within the conference when you have some geographic proximity and some history.”Boston College needs to control the ballAddazio said Syracuse turned its energy and intensity up a notch late against Virginia Tech, which helped propel SU to a win. Boston College has had two weeks to prepare for the Orange now after the Eagles were whooped by Clemson, 56-10. The Eagles also had a bye week last week.“As that game went on … they’re like, hey, we have a chance to go get this thing,” Addazio said of SU’s matchup with Virginia Tech.This week, he said his offense needs to keep the ball away from Syracuse to win the game. The Orange offense racked up 561 yards of total offense against the then-No. 17 Hokies, who were coming off a 34-3 win over a then-ranked North Carolina team.Addazio is hoping for some wind and rain The forecast for Syracuse’s matchup with Boston College is a high of 55 degrees, a 60 percent chance of precipitation and 20 mile-per-hour winds. When SU played Wake Forest, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, got a heavy dose of rain and wind from Hurricane Matthew, which had touched land on the eastern coast of the state.SU’s offense struggled in that matchup, scoring only seven points and allowing quarterback Eric Dungey to be sacked five times, a season-high. WFU thrashed SU, 28-9, in what was a close game until midway through the final quarter.Addazio stressed the Orange’s ability in the vertical passing game, and said he hopes it rains when the two teams meet Saturday.“I wouldn’t mind a little rain and wind coming in here, but I don’t control that,” Addazio said. “So that’s a little out of my reach.“If I could, I’d call it in.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Baylee Douglass traveled nearly 300 miles to tryout for a softball team in high school

first_img Published on April 4, 2017 at 11:03 pm Contact Matt: mdliberm@syr.edu Baylee Douglass showed up to her second night of tryouts for the DeMarini Zephyrs, now the Aces, and was the only player asked to come back. Her father, Lynn, didn’t understand what was going on. There were some great players who tried out.After the tryout, Douglass sat next to her father in the family’s Honda Element. The two were an hour into their nearly three-hour journey from Kansas City to their hometown of Centralia, Missouri. DeMarini head coach Ryan Taylor told Douglass he would be in touch soon about whether she made the team. Douglass couldn’t wait any longer and after much pestering, Lynn called Taylor.Douglass made the team. In fact, she made it after her first tryout. Lynn asked Taylor if he just asked Douglass to come back the second night to pitch batting practice.“He kind of snickered and said ‘Yeah. She was on the team,’” Lynn said. “’We just wanted her to come back and throw a little batting practice.’ I was like ‘gosh dang it.’”Douglass was a freshman in high school then. Now Douglass is a Syracuse (17-12, 3-6 Atlantic Coast) transfer. The junior hasn’t played that much due to injury, appearing in only four games for a total of 7 1/3 innings. But before she transferred to Syracuse, she had to get on the Division I radar. And given that her hometown had about 1,000 people, Douglass needed to travel far distances to make that happen.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“At that point we were willing to do anything possible,” Douglass said.Seeing the opportunity, Lynn drove his daughter the 150-plus miles to try out for the team, and 150 miles back. After tryouts ended that night, Douglass was invited back for the second day of tryouts. When she got to the field, that’s when she realized she was the only returning player.Taylor saw a spark in that tryout that made him call Douglass back.“The kid’s 5’3, not that big, doesn’t have overpowering speed, but man she really spun the ball well,” Taylor said. “You kind of just have that gut feeling with players.”Douglass made the six-hour round trip from Centralia to Kansas City every Wednesday night, on top of a three-hour practice. Douglass and Lynn would leave around 2:00 p.m., and typically get home between 12:00-1:00 a.m.Despite the driving time, Douglass was punctual.“I could probably count in the four years she played the number of times she was late on one hand,” Taylor said.On the way there they’d stop at either KFC or Taco Bell in Concordia, about an hour shy from practice. On their drives home, Lynn would make sure to stop at a quick mart and grab ice for Douglass’ shoulder and elbow.For Douglass, the drives felt longer than they were. She suffers from motion sickness, which is one of the reasons why the pair drove down in an elevated Honda Element, allowing Douglass to see out of the front window, even from the back seat when her mother came for the drive.But this meant she couldn’t do homework or read in the car. Despite the limited time to do work, and constantly having to pick up from not having enough time, Douglass finished atop her high school class.The time commitment wasn’t just on Douglass, though, but her entire family. Taking time to drive to-and-from practice, spending money on gas, travel expenses and equipment accumulated a lofty bill.“For the amount of money we paid for Baylee’s travel ball career,” Lynn said, “we probably could’ve put her through just about any college and grad school.”Her impact on the game still remains with her former coach and the new DeMarini Aces. Douglass was the first player on the team to travel such a far distance. But after she joined, Taylor began expanding his recruiting.But the money, and time, paid off. Douglass played two seasons at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville with outstanding performances, winning the conference freshman of the year and was second-team all-conference her sophomore year. Now, she plays at SU.“My wife always said, ‘Lynn, we can’t afford to be on this team,’” Lynn said. “And I told her, ‘We can’t afford not to.’” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Badgers welcome in South Florida for final non-conference game

first_imgAfter one of the most impressive wins in recent memory against Bowling Green, the Wisconsin football team will close out the non-conference portion of its schedule when they take on the South Florida Bulls (2-2, 1-0 AAC) Saturday at Camp Randall Stadium.The UW offensive attack against Bowling Green proved to be a record-setting one, as the Badgers (2-1, 0-0 Big Ten) set a school record–and a modern-era Big Ten record–for rushing yards (644) and another school record for total yards (756). Despite an early tie at seven, Wisconsin scored 44 unanswered points en route to a 68-17 victory.However, one aspect of the offense–the passing game–was absent against Bowling Green. While it wasn’t needed, as running backs Melvin Gordon and Corey Clement as well as dual-threat quarterback Tanner McEvoy ran the ball at such a successful rate, completing more passes is something offensive coordinator Andy Ludwig wants to see improve going forward, starting with South Florida. While the rushing attack is a large part of the offense, Ludwig knows they can’t rely on on it to put up the gaudy numbers it did this past Saturday.“We want to throw the ball better,” Ludwig said. “Complete more passes, protect the passer better and get open on the perimeter. Be a little bit more balanced, but it’s hard to argue with what the ground game produced the other day. It’s going to be difficult to do that day in and day out.”McEvoy heads into Saturday’s game against the Bulls as the top-ranking rushing quarterback in the Football Bowl Subdivision, averaging 9.73 yards per carry. But the coaches want to see Wisconsin develop more of a down-field threat through the air and a more reliable receiver overall. Currently, redshirt junior Alex Erickson is the only wide receiver with more than one catch on the season.For the run game to continue to be effective for UW, head coach Gary Andersen said a more reliable deep threat will compliment and open things up for the run game.“Definitely a priority, without question,” Andersen said of finding a deep threat at a wide receiver. “But our ability to take those deep shots, when you want to be who we are and run the ball, has not changed. And your inability to be able to really throw it down [field] a few times a game and take the top off the coverage has to. If you don’t have that, it definitely is going to cause your offense to not be as effective as it could be.”One such wide receiver could be redshirt sophomore Reggie Love, who has just one catch for two yards this season but did score a 45-yard rushing touchdown against LSU in the season opener. He sees the wide receiving group as one that needs to take advantage of the opportunities that are presented to them while getting open to help out the quarterback.“When the opportunities come to us, we have to make the most of it,” Love said. “We have to do our best to get open, getting more separation for the quarterback, painting a better picture for him and when the ball comes to us, it just has to be ours.”For South Florida, they enter Saturday’s game against the Badgers coming off of a 17-14 win over fellow American Athletic Conference opponent Connecticut. Their other win this season came in their opener against Eastern Carolina, but they have since lost two games against Maryland and North Carolina State.Arguably the best player for the Bulls on offense is freshman running back Marlon Mack. Mack enters Saturday’s game as South Florida’s leading rusher with 502 yards, which is also good for seventh best in the country. He has scored five touchdowns this season and is averaging 125.5 rushing yards per game.South Florida doesn’t pose quite the threat through the air as they do on the ground, however. Starting quarterback Mike White is averaging only 97 passing yards per game and has just a 39.3 completion percentage through four games this season.Unlike Bowling Green, who ran a very up-tempo offense, South Florida’s offense, which is much slower, is somewhat reflective of the offense the Badgers run. Much like UW, the Bulls want to run the ball effectively and hope for the passing game to open up through play action.“South Florida, huddle up team, have plenty of time in between snaps this week, whether they have the ball or we have the ball, so that’ll be a big difference from a week ago,” Andersen said. “I think that they’re a physical run team. They want to establish the run, play action pass. They will get into different personnel groups on the offensive side of the football and have some fly sweeps and try to get the ball to the perimeter with their wide receivers.”On defense, the Bulls will present the Badgers with a tough test as they try to find their niche in the passing game. When asked about the defense for USF, both Ludwig and Love were quick to point out their athleticism, especially in the secondary. That athleticism will certainly test the Badgers wide receivers as they look to become more involved in the offense.“Their defensive backs are really athletic,” Love said. “Both great players, really athletic. But we have to go out there and give them the respect that they deserve and really get after them. They just aren’t any other team, they’re coming in to beat us.”Saturday’s game will be the first ever meeting between Wisconsin and South Florida. Kickoff is scheduled for 11 a.m. from Camp Randall Stadium.last_img read more