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Avian flu reported in Siberian poultry deaths

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first_imgJul 22, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – A news report from Russia today said that an H5 strain of avian influenza has killed hundreds of poultry in Siberia, though a Russian report to the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) said the disease was still unidentified.The outbreak was reported in the Novosibirsk region of southwestern Siberia. If it turns out to be H5N1 avian flu, it will mark the virus’s first known extension into Russia and Central Asia. The virus has plagued much of Southeast and East Asia since late 2003 and infected more than 100 people, killing at least 55.The outbreak was described as an H5 avian flu in a report from the Russian news service Newsru.com, which quoted Alexander Shestopalov, head of the zoonoses laboratory at the State Scientific Center for Virology and Biotchechnology (“Vector”). (The report was translated and published by ProMED Mail, a service of the International Society for Infectious Diseases.)”Further serotyping of the virus is expected today Fri, 22 Jul 2005,” Shestopalov was quoted as saying.Meanwhile, the OIE published an alert today from another Russian official saying that more than 350 poultry in Siberia have died of a disease that could be avian influenza.Dr. Evgueny A. Nepoklonov, head of the Russian Ministry of Agriculture and Food’s main veterinary department, reported that the outbreak has killed geese, ducks, turkeys, and chickens in five villages in the Novosibirsk region.”Some clinical signs allow suspecting that the outbreak is caused by highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI),” the report says. “However, some details of the outbreak are not typical for HPAI (no evident species specificity, and the pattern of spreading within a settlement).” He said laboratory test results were expected tomorrow.According to the Newsru.com report, the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry said today that more than 500 birds died in the outbreak, including 300 in one district and 240 in another. Officials said no human cases have been found.Because of the outbreak, the chief sanitary inspector for Moscow said today that authorities would stop food shipments from the Novosibirsk region to other parts of Russia, according to a MosNews.com report today.Nepoklonov’s report to the OIE said the poultry began showing signs of illness Jul 15 and began dying Jul 18. The birds were in “non-commercial premises of open type,” he said.Yesterday, other Russian officials asserted and denied that an H5 virus had been identified in the outbreak, according to reports from MosNews.com and Reuters.MosNews.com quoted Viktor Beltsov, a spokesman for Russia’s Emergencies Ministry, as saying that an investigation “showed the presence of the AH5-type bird flu virus.”But Reuters reported that Sergei Dankvert, the country’s chief animal and plant safety officer, would not confirm that. “The reason behind the accident could be bad water, feed poisoning, Newcastle disease or bird flu,” he said.The chief veterinary officer for the Novosibirsk region, Muhamed Amirokov, said today that samples from dead birds were being tested by several laboratories and that results were expected in 3 to 4 days, according to a Reuters report. “As of today, we have no proof that we have bird flu,” he said.See also:ProMED mail posting with translation of Newsru.com reportlast_img read more

Governor Wolf’s Week, December 4 – December 10, 2016

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first_imgGovernor Wolf’s Week, December 4 – December 10, 2016 By: The Office of Governor Tom Wolf Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf Governor Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf light the Capitol Christmas Tree, a 22ft Douglas fir from Carbon County, Pennsylvania. pic.twitter.com/O9WKKFw2Cm— Governor Tom Wolf (@GovernorTomWolf) December 9, 2016 The Blog,  Weekly Update This week, Governor Wolf continued his Jobs That Pay and Schools That Teach tours. He visited Emerson Gridley Elementary School in Erie to discuss investment in Pennsylvania’s education system. On Friday, Governor Wolf visited MNG Direct, a multichannel marketing company that recently announced plans to create new jobs in Bucks county.One of the Wolf Administration’s priorities is providing a Government That Works for Pennsylvanians. Through the Governor’s Office of Transformation, Innovation, Management and Efficiency (GO-TIME), the Wolf Administration enacted various projects to improve productivity and efficiency to save over $156 million for taxpayers in the 2015-16 fiscal year. The GO-TIME office published their year end report this week to highlight their key initiatives.Governor Wolf announced last week that he would not be attending PA Society events in New York and, instead, would be spending time in Pennsylvania to volunteer. This morning, the governor and First Lady Frances Wolf volunteered at Our Daily Bread soup kitchen in York.To kick off the holiday season, Governor Wolf and his administration participated in the 27th Holiday Wish Program gift drive to help support families in need and attended the annual Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony.Governor Wolf’s Week, December 4 – December 10, 2016Monday, 12/5/16GO-TIME: Insurance Department Finds Mcare SavingsPennsylvanians Can Count on Me to Fight for ThemGovernor and First Lady Wolf Invite Public to Holiday Open House at the Governor’s Residence the SundayTuesday, 12/6/16Governor Tom Wolf Rescinds 46 Executive OrdersGovernor Tom Wolf Encourages Pennsylvania Senators to Pass 21st Century Cures ActGovernor Wolf Announces $55 Million in Statewide Investments to Support Business Development and Infrastructure ProjectsGovernor Wolf Orders United States Commonwealth Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance DayWednesday, 12/7/16Wolf Administration Teams Up to Support Families in Need this Holiday SeasonGovernor Wolf Announces New Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority Business Loan ApprovalsGovernor Wolf Commends Law Enforcement for 2,000 Saves with Overdose Reversal Drug NaloxoneGovernor Wolf Orders Commonwealth Flags at Half-Staff to Honor Volunteer Firefighter Parker HessGovernor Wolf Applauds Passage of the 21st Century Cures ActThursday, 12/8/16Governor Wolf Visits Erie on “Schools That Teach” TourWATCH: Mail Optimization Savings Exceed $1 Million and Make Significant Reductions in Mail Processing, Delivery TimesFriday, 12/9/16GO-TIME Releases Annual Report Highlighting Efforts to Save over $156 Million for TaxpayersGovernor Wolf Provides Pennsylvanians Tips for Preparing for Winter WeatherGovernor Wolf Continues ‘Jobs that Pay’ Tour at MNG Direct in Bucks CountyGovernor Wolf Orders Flags at Half-Staff to Honor Former Astronaut and United States Senator John GlennHighlights from The BlogDuring a Holiday Shopping Cash Crunch, Don’t Fall Victim to “Easy Money” Lending SchemesCall 1-800-622-HELP For a Heroin or Prescription Drug ProblemVisit PA to Enjoy the Spirit of the Holiday SeasonTen Terrific Ideas for Buying Local this Holiday SeasonWatch to See How We Streamlined Mail Operations & Saved $1 MillionHighlights from TwitterGovernor Wolf: “Pennsylvanians can count on me to fight for them and work to bring good-paying jobs here.” https://t.co/1waK6p4IwV pic.twitter.com/PuKYPsmb52— Governor Tom Wolf (@GovernorTomWolf) December 5, 2016 December 09, 2016 SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

A-H-S Students Get A Dose of Reality from Guest Speaker

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first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisAlina Branscombe used to suffer from opioid addiction. She started using heroin at age 19. Her 20s were spent in and out of rehab. She made her way to Alpena 6 years ago with one last chance for rehab. She ended up cleaning up her act with the help of Geneva French, a Substance Abuse Therapist. Today, Alina, is 6 years sober, a college graduate, a mother of two boys, and inspiration for those battling addictions. She spoke with A-H-S health classes about her journey and ways to get help. The biggest thing both her and French said was to not keep addiction a secret. Whether it’s a friend or family member, seek help.Here are a few links to seek help if you or a loved one is suffering from addiction…http://www.alpenasunrisecentre.org/https://www.recovery.org/browse/alpena-mi/https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Alpena Senior Citizens Learn Hands-On CPR TrainingNext Field Trip Friday Goes On Their Biggest Adventure Yet!last_img read more

Maguire, not money, lured Rochow to Souths

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first_imgThe former NSW Country representative was on the verge of signing with the defending premiers midway through last season but opted for a one-year deal with the Bunnies because of his relationship with Maguire.  The 26-year-old former Storm player had one season with Maguire while he was an assistant at Melbourne before the now Rabbitohs mentor moved to Wigan for a two-year coaching deal in the English Super League. “He was mainly the attacking coach and he spent a lot of time working with our back-rowers in Melbourne. He basically worked on the finer parts of attack with individual players,” Rochow told NRL.com. “I did a brief amount of work – it was nothing extensive – but I took a lot out of those moments. Rugby league is a great game where you can build connections off the smallest amounts of time with people. “When you’re making a decision to change clubs, you’ve got to look at the head coach, the playing group and where you’re going to live. “Working with a few of these players before and being familiar with Michael Maguire’s setup – and having a good chat with him and a couple of players like ‘GI’ (Greg Inglis) – that was probably the main thing that got me here. “I thought looking at the roster there was an opportunity to work and develop with some of the players.”The luckless forward was restricted to just 13 matches over the past two seasons due to bulging discs in his back as well as back-to-back broken arms that halted his time in Newcastle.  But Rabbitohs fans needn’t worry about his health, with Rochow declaring himself 100 per cent fit heading into the new season and with a point to prove at his new club.  “My injuries were unfortunate. I probably didn’t come back 100 per cent after breaking my arm, and if you’re not 100 per cent in this game you’re opening yourself up to some more injuries,” he said. “While it was frustrating, I think I dealt with it pretty well. It’s not something I want to be good at, but I am good at dealing with injuries. You learn to deal with it, and I’m extremely grateful to have some truly amazing people in my life. They always keep you positive. “I’ve done everything this pre-season – I haven’t missed any sessions – so I’m feeling really fit. I don’t feel like anything is holding me back so I’m ready to get on the field and get back into it.”Rabbitohs skipper Greg Inglis said it was good to see his former Storm teammate back on the paddock and backed him to succeed at his new club. “You knew he was going to be a player. He was one of those guys that asked questions and wanted to learn whenever possible,” said Inglis, who recalled their brief time together in Melbourne. “He just wanted to get back to playing footy [here at Souths]. He’s had little niggles over the years and I think we bought him at the right time. He’s done a great job in Newcastle. He’s an exceptional player, and off the field he ticks all the boxes.”last_img read more

FIANNA FAIL MOTION CALLS FOR ACTION ON FODDER CRISIS – McCONALOGUE

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first_imgFianna Fáil is calling for the establishment of a dedicated unit within the Department of Agriculture to co-ordinate the response to the fodder crisis.The Dáil will this week will discuss a Fianna Fáil motion criticising what the party claims was a slow and inadequate response to a crisis which has been devastating for hundreds of farmers across the North West of Ireland.Donegal Fianna Fáil TD Charlie McConalogue explained, “I and my colleagues spent weeks in the early stages of this crisis appealing to the Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney to see what was going on, and take decisive action to prevent unnecessary hardship for families. Unfortunately, it took several weeks for the Minister to admit there even was a problem, and since then the response has been too little too late. “I very much welcome the fact that the agriculture industry is pulling together to ensure that farmers get through this difficult time. The support of co-ops and farming organisations is helping many farmers to feed their cattle when they may otherwise have been unable to.“Meanwhile the response from Minister Coveney and his government has been totally inadequate. It took far too long for the Minister to intervene and hundreds of farmers are still struggling to get the help that they need. This crisis is not over yet. Many farmers here in Donegal will continue to struggle in the aftermath of this crisis and the Government simply cannot afford to take its eye off the ball.“Fianna Fáil is calling for the establishment of a special unit within the Department of Agriculture to oversee and co-ordinate efforts between government departments, agencies, co-ops, marts and financial institutions to tackle this crisis. This unit must also keep fodder and credit supplies under review, with fail safe measures to ensure that this crisis does not emerge again.“We also want the Department of Agriculture and financial institutions to reach agreement to ensure an adequate supply of credit to farmers during times of acute pressures on essential agricultural supplies. “Next week in the Dáil, TDs will be given a chance to vote on our proposals aimed at ensuring that farmers here in Donegal and across the country do not continue to suffer undue hardship as a result of this and that this is never allowed to happen again,” Deputy McConalogue said. FIANNA FAIL MOTION CALLS FOR ACTION ON FODDER CRISIS – McCONALOGUE was last modified: May 3rd, 2013 by StephenShare 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)last_img read more

Some outstanding performances at Secondary Schools Cross Country event – Results

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first_imgThe 17th annual Secondary Schools Cross Country event took place today in the grounds of the Finn Valley A.C. This is an opportunity for students to test their athletic prowess against their peers from across the county and beyond.For some it will be their first competition since graduating from Primary to Secondary level. Unfortunately as was the case at last year’s competition, the weather wasn’t kind, however, competitors, teachers, stewards and staff all braved the conditions to run what was an excellent event.In total there were 600 plus competitors and 26 schools taking part.Notable performances came from Oisin Kelly, Ben Carr, Molly Paige and Ciaran Moore, Loretto Milford; Sarah Bradley Loretto Letterkenny; Carol Lafferty Thornhill College; Sean McGinley St. Eunans; Lilly Tourish St. Mary’s Derry.Patsy McGonagle Chairman Finn Valley A.C.OVERALL RESULTS 1st Year Girls 800m1 Sarah Bradley Loreto Letterkenny2 Ellie Crossan Loreto Letterkenny3 Hannah Murray St. Columba’s Stranorlar4 Katie Magee Coláiste Ailigh5 Harriet McCrossan St. Cecilia’s Derry6 Demi Crossan Loreto LetterkennyTeam Result1 Loreto Letterkenny 9 points2 Thornhill College Derry 30 points3 St Columba’s Stranorlar 33 points4 Dean Mcguírc College Tyrone 39 pointsRace 1st Yr Boys 1000m 1 Oisin Kelly Loreto Milford2 Evan Keogh Loreto Milford3 Michael Rafferty Dean Maguírc Tyrone4 Odhran Kelly Loreto Milford5 Sean P. Cullen Oakgrove Derry6 Declan Doherty t. Eunan’sTeam Result1 Loreto Milford 7 points2 Dean Mcguírc College Tyrone 41 points3 Scoil Mhuire Buncrana 43 pointsRace 2nd Yr Girls 1000m 1 Carol Lafferty Thornhill Derry2 Niamh Carolan Bundoran3 Emear O’Brien Colmcille Ballyshannon4 Kaitlin Gormley Dean Maguírc Tyrone5 Katlin Doherty Scoil Mhuire Buncrana6 Blathnait Kerry Dean Maguírc TyroneTeam Result1 Dean Maguírc Tyrone 21 points2 Thornhill Derry 21 points3 Scoil Mhuire Buncrana 29 pointsRace 2nd Yr Boys 1200m1 Sean McGinley St. Eunans2 Oisin Toye Deele Raphoe3 Jack Holihan Errigal College4 Cahir Kelly Dean Maguírc5 Liam Donnelly Loreto Milford6 Saear Mirdanez Scoil Mhuire BuncranaTeam Result1 Deele College Raphoe 18 points2 St. Eunans 28 points3 Scoil Mhuire Buncrana 51 points3rd Yr Girls 1200m1 Molly Page Loreto Milford2 Gemma McFadden Loreto Milford3 Andrea Browne St. Columba’s Stranorlar4 Megan Ferry Loreto Milford5 Precious Fatusan Errigal College6 Shauna Ruddy MovilleTeam Result1 Loreto Milford 7 points2 Dean Mcguírc Tyrone 28 points3 Moville 29 points3rd Yr Boys 1500m1 Ciaran Moore Milford2 Sam Cole Oakgrove Derry3 Oisin Farren Colaiste Ailigh4 Brian Canning Loreto Milford5 Liam Hannigan Colaiste Ailigh6 Darren Davenport MovilleTeam Result1 Loreto Milford 14 points2 Colaiste Ailigh 19 points3 Moville 28 points4th, 5th, 6th Yr Girls 1500m1 Lilly Tourish St. Mary’s Derry2 Anna McGinley Thornhill Derry3 Daniella Jenson Columba’s Stranorlar4 Jessica Gallagher Colaiste Ailigh5 Molly Trearty Loreto Letterkenny6 Diana Patton Finn Valley CollegeTeam Result1 Thornhill Derry 21 points2 St Mary’s Derry 26 points4th, 5th, 6th Yr Boys 2000m1 Ben Carr Milford2 Odhran O’Donnell St Columba’s3 Barney Cochran Dean Mcguírc4 Ronan Frain St. Eunans5 Sean Strain Oakgrove Derry6 Darren Ferry St. EunansTeam Result1 St Eunans 22 points2 St Columba’s 27 points3 Deele College 50 pointsSome outstanding performances at Secondary Schools Cross Country event – Results was last modified: September 27th, 2017 by StephenShare 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)last_img read more