H5N2 virus identified in Canadian turkey outbreak

first_imgFeb 4, 2009 (CIDRAP News) – Animal health authorities in Canada yesterday announced that an H5N2 avian influenza virus was responsible for a recent mild illness outbreak on a commercial turkey farm in British Columbia’s Fraser Valley.The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) said in a news release yesterday that preliminary tests indicated that the H5N2 strain involved in the outbreak is a low-pathogenic one. Winnipeg’s National Centre for Foreign Animal Diseases conducted the tests.So far 36 sites have been quarantined as precautionary measure, the CFIA statement said.The outbreak at the farm in Abbotsford, southeast of Vancouver, began on Jan 20, according to a Jan 24 report from the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE). The turkeys had respiratory symptoms but no significant mortality. The CFIA said about 60,000 birds were destroyed to stop the virus.So far the virus has not turned up in any other flocks within a 3-kilometer surveillance area, the CFIA said.In March 2004 a large outbreak of highly pathogenic H7N3 avian influenza hit as many as 40 commercial farms in the Fraser Valley, which led to the culling of 17 million birds. In November 2005 a low-pathogenic H5 virus was found on a poultry farm in the same area.In other developments, agriculture officials in France reported a low-pathogenic H5N3 avian flu outbreak at a duck farm in Vendée department on the country’s west coast, according to a notice today from the OIE. The virus, first detected on Jan 29, struck 90 of 5,022 ducks. The remaining birds were destroyed on Feb 1.Investigators have not determined the source of the virus. They said no poultry have entered the farm recently and that no poultry or eggs have been moved from the location.Germany reported nine H5N3 outbreaks in mid through late December 2008, according to OIE reports. Most of those outbreaks involved farms near Cloppenburg, in the northwestern part of the country.Elsewhere, veterinary officials in Bangladesh reported that the H5N1 virus struck another farm in Rajshahi division in a northwestern area near the border with India, according to a report yesterday from the OIE. The disease hit 5 of 595 backyard birds; animal health workers destroyed the rest of the flock. Bangladesh has reported several outbreaks since October 2008.See also:Feb 4 OIE report on French outbreakFeb 3 OIE report on Bangladesh outbreakJan 26 CIDRAP News story “Canada confirms avian flu outbreak on turkey farm”last_img read more

Ryanair will fly to Zadar again on July 01

first_img“Ryanair is pleased to announce the re-establishment of 10 routes from / to Zadar, starting on 1 July 2020, as part of the summer flight schedule. We are especially looking forward to reuniting friends and family, and bringing in thousands of tourists to help develop the regional economy and preserve many jobs.She pointed out Olga Pawlonka, sales and marketing manager for Southeast Europe, adding that this is also an opportunity for those passengers whose spring flights have been canceled due to travel restrictions to use their Ryanair vouchers and book their trips. Europeans can now look forward to affordable holidays in Croatia and enjoy the sun and beautiful beaches at their favorite summer destinations, while Croatian travelers can already achieve the much-desired vacation, regardless of at home or abroad, Ryanair points out. “To celebrate the lifting of passenger restrictions and the reintroduction of 10 lines to Zadar, Ryanair has launched a ticket sale of just € 23.99, for trips in July 2020, which must be booked by Thursday, 11.06. at midnight.Pawlonka concluded. Photo: Ryanaircenter_img Ryanair, Europe’s largest airline, announced yesterday, as part of the 2020 summer flight schedule, that it is re-establishing 10 routes to / from Zadar starting on July 01st. We look forward to re-establishing Ryanair flights to Zadar, said Josip Klišmanić, Director of Zadar Airport. ”This year, Zadar connects with 10 destinations that will bring our dear guests closer to the natural beauties of Zadar and Croatia. Beautiful nature, healthy food and unforgettable memories is what each of our visitors will find in the Zadar region.” last_img read more

Trump approval dips amid mounting coronavirus death toll, trails Biden by 8 points

first_imgMore Americans have grown critical of President Donald Trump over the past month as the death toll mounts from the coronavirus pandemic and he now trails Democratic challenger Joe Biden by 8 percentage points among registered voters, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Tuesday.The poll conducted on Monday and Tuesday showed that 41% of US adults approved of Trump’s performance in office, which is down 4 points from a similar poll that ran in mid-April. Fifty-six percent disapprove of Trump, up by 5 points in the same span.It also found that 46% of registered voters said they would back Biden in the Nov. 3 presidential election, while 38% would vote for Trump. That compared with a 2-point Biden lead in Reuters/Ipsos polling last week. Americans also appear to be increasingly critical of the way Trump has handled the health crisis. According to the poll, those who disapprove of Trump’s performance at the helm of the country’s pandemic response outnumber those who approve by 13 percentage points – the highest level of net disapproval since the poll started asking the question at the beginning of March.Trump initially downplayed the threat of the virus that has killed more than 80,000 people in the United States, the highest death toll of any country. He has sometimes contradicted disease specialists in his administration, promoted potential treatments that were not found effective and has accused Democratic governors of reopening their states slowly in order to hurt his re-election chances.The Republican president has defended his administration’s handling of the crisis and has accused China of failing to alert the world to the severity and scope of the outbreak, which has hammered the economy.Biden has routinely led Trump among polls of registered voters this year. But his lead had been steadily eroding until this week.The public sees Trump as the stronger candidate for job creation, while Biden is seen as better suited on healthcare issues. The poll showed that the public was split over which candidate would be better for dealing with the coronavirus response.The Reuters/Ipsos poll was conducted online, in English, throughout the United States. It gathered responses from 1,112 American adults, including 973 who identified as registered voters. It had a credibility interval, a measure of precision, of plus or minus 4 percentage points.Topics :last_img read more

US carries out first federal execution in 17 years

first_imgA former white supremacist convicted of the 1996 murders of a family of three was put to death by lethal injection on Tuesday in the first federal execution in the United States in 17 years.Daniel Lewis Lee, 47, was pronounced dead at 8:07 am (1207 GMT) at Terre Haute prison in the Midwestern state of Indiana, the Justice Department said.Lee was the first of three federal inmates scheduled to die this week after President Donald Trump ordered a resumption of capital punishment at the federal level. Lee and another man, Chevie Kehoe, were convicted in Arkansas in 1999 of the murders of gun dealer William Mueller, his wife, Nancy, and her eight-year-old daughter, Sarah.According to prosecutors, the pair robbed Mueller to steal cash and guns to finance the founding of a white supremacist “Aryan Peoples Republic” in the Pacific Northwest.”After robbing and shooting them with a stun gun, Lee duct-taped plastic bags around their heads, weighed down each victim with rocks, and drowned the family,” Attorney General William Barr said. “Today, Lee finally faced the justice he deserved.”Lee — who had since renounced his white supremacist beliefs, according to his lawyers — was sentenced to death while Kehoe received life in prison. ‘Shameful’ According to Ruth Friedman, one of Lee’s lawyers, he was strapped to a gurney for four hours while the final appeals were dealt with.”It is shameful that the government saw fit to carry out this execution during a pandemic,” Friedman said, and “when the judges in his case and even the family of his victims urged against it.”Earlene Peterson, 81, whose daughter and granddaughter were killed, had campaigned against Lee’s death sentence, saying she wanted him to spend the rest of his life behind bars.Peterson and other relatives had sought to attend Lee’s execution and sought to delay it on the grounds the coronavirus crisis made it too risky for them to travel to Terre Haute.  An appeals court dismissed their suit on Sunday, and it was also rejected by the Supreme Court.Two other federal executions are scheduled for this week.Wesley Ira Purkey, 68, is to be put to death on Wednesday for the rape and murder of a 16-year-old girl.His lawyers have filed court motions seeking to prevent the execution, claiming he has dementia.”Wes Purkey is a severely brain-damaged and mentally ill man who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease,” said Rebecca Woodman, one of his attorneys. “He has long accepted responsibility for the crime that put him on death row, but as his dementia has progressed, he no longer has a rational understanding of why the government plans to execute him.”Dustin Lee Honken, 52, is to be executed on Friday for five murders including those of two girls aged 10 and six.The death penalty was reinstated on the federal level in 1988 but had been used on only three occasions before Lee’s execution, the last time in 2003.More than 1,000 US religious leaders urged Trump last week to abandon plans to resume federal executions.Trump, who faces a tough reelection battle in November, has called for stepped-up use of capital punishment, especially for drug traffickers and killers of police officers.Only a handful of US states, mainly in the conservative South, still actively carry out executions. In 2019, 22 people were put to death.Most crimes are tried under state laws, but federal courts handle some of the most serious offenses, including terror attacks, hate crimes and racketeering cases.Among the most notable recent federal executions was that of Timothy McVeigh, who was put to death by lethal injection in 2001 for the 1995 bombing of a federal building in Oklahoma that killed 168 people. “You’re killing an innocent man,” the Indianapolis Star quoted Lee, who was originally from Oklahoma, as saying in his final statement.Lee’s execution had been scheduled for Monday but was temporarily halted by a judge to allow for legal challenges to the drug that was to be used to put the federal inmates to death.US District Judge Tanya Chutkan said the single drug, pentobarbital, may cause “extreme pain and needless suffering” — and violate a constitutional ban on cruel and unusual punishment.The Supreme Court, in a 5-4 ruling, lifted the judge’s order overnight, however, and cleared the way for the federal executions. Topics :last_img read more

Two’s company, nine’s a crowd, but this house fits all

first_img >>>FOLLOW THE COURIER-MAIL REAL ESTATE TEAM ON FACEBOOK<<< The saltwater inground pool.“I am going to miss the privacy because you look out over the top of everyone; you can go for a skinny dip and no-one can see in.” The bar area looking toward the formal dining room and sunken lounge.“Everyone can have their own space; my rule was there was no blood allowed on the carpet.”While carpets have been replaced, it’s been due to normal wear and tear over nine years. The new kitchen and family room overlooks the l-shaped veranda.The blended family has also painted, added a new kitchen, four new bathrooms, and a front garden.center_img This seven-bedroom Mount Ommaney property is on a 1,784sq m block.“The house is so suited for teenagers, there’s a parents wing, then there’s two bedrooms adjoined in the middle by a shared bathroom and two bedrooms and a shared bathroom in another wing,” she said.More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019The Mount Ommaney house also has four separate living areas as well as a study, attic, workshop and a three-car garage. This Mount Ommaney house is being sold by Centenary Real Estate Jindalee with offers over $1.75 million invited.WHEN Rebecca Capel needed time out from raising nine teenagers, she’d sneak out to her private fernery on the other side of this ensuite.When her husband came home, she’d raise her arm above the wall so he knew where she was.last_img read more

Ronaldo CR7 pants range sales skyrocketed

first_img The clothing line is one of the Portugal captain’s most lucrative endorsements and he regularly models his latest collections. Ahead of the Champions League quarter-final clash against Ajax last year, he posed straddling two baths while wearing just a pair of pants. But Ronaldo has proved he is continuing to spearhead the fight against the coronavirus pandemic after he teamed up with his agent to finance hospitals in Portugal. His CR7 range accounts for a whopping 14 percent of JBS’s revenue and Alstrup revealed the footballer has been helping financially during the current crisis. He said: “Ronaldo’s people have said that because of the coronavirus this year, there will be no minimum payments at all. read also:Ronaldo misses out of world’s most valuable footballers “And Cristiano has even further helped us not to pay anything until 2021. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldWhat’s Up With All The Female Remakes?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them9 Talented Actors Who Are Only Associated With One Role6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreUnderappreciated Movies You Missed In 2019 Cristiano Ronaldo CR7 underwear range has seen a huge boost in sales since his move from Real Madrid to Juventus, according to reports. Cristiano Ronaldo loves to show off his ripped physique on Instagram The Portuguese megastar left the Bernabeu in the summer of 2018 and the switch has done wonders for his clothing brand. Ronaldo recently made headlines for helping out the Danish manufacturer of his pants – the same company which saw a spike in orders after Ronnie’s move to Turin. According to Danish outlet Finans: “The sale of CR7 lingerie has blown up since Ronaldo switched in 2018.” Michael Astrup, CEO of the underwear’s manufacturer JBS, said: “They could use Cristiano as a front figure and get CR7 products, which of course escalated wildly in Italy.” Yesterday it emerged the Juventus superstar, who was worth over £300million last year, waived the money he is entitled to from JBS to help them during the coronavirus outbreak.Advertisementcenter_img Loading… last_img read more

Mary M. (Love) Schmeltzer

first_imgMary M. (Love) Schmeltzer 82, of Guilford, Indiana, passed away Sunday June 2, 2019 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.She was born September 7, 1936 in Batesville, IN, daughter of the late Birdzell Love and Mattie (Krall) LoveShe worked as a Teller in the banking industry for over 30 years. She started with Peoples National Bank, which changed to Star Bank, and finally US Bank.Mary was a former member of the United Methodist Church on Possum Ridge and a current member of the First Baptist Church Aurora. She enjoyed gardening and canning her garden goodies. She loved spending time with her family. She was especially good at spoiling her grandchildren. She will be missed by many friends and family.Mary is survived by Daughters, Vicki (Carl) Goodin of Lawrenceburg, IN, and Carrie (Matt) Tibbetts of Guilford, IN; grandchildren, Jessica (Travis) Beard, Vince Goodin, Danielle (Michael) Edwards, & Hillary Tibbetts;She was preceded in death by her parents, Birdzell & Mattie (Krall) Love, Son, Rick Schmeltzer, her loving spouse of 52 years, Gene Schmeltzer, brothers, Bill, Birdzell, Bob, Don, Max, & Ronnie Love, sister, LaVerne Kaffenberger.Friends will be received Wednesday, June 5, 2019, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm at the Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, 219 Mechanic Street, Aurora, Indiana.Memorial Services will be held at the Funeral Home, at 1:00 pm following visitation.Private interment will be held at the family,s convenience.Contributions may be made to the Funeral Home to defray funeral expenses. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.last_img read more

Girls soccer Hornets fall to B’ville 2-0; F-M boys sweep foes

first_imgWhen the Fayetteville-Manlius girls soccer team dethroned Baldwinsville last October and earned its first Section III title in 22 years, it only escalated the budding rivalry between the two programs.Having waited 10 ½ months for a bit of payback on the Hornets, the Bees got it last Tuesday at Pelcher-Arcaro Stadium, using a pair of late goals to claim a 2-0 decision.The strong starts by both teams in 2019 suggest that F-M and B’ville are on a course toward another sectional Class AA final. The Hornets had won each of its first five games, while the Bees were 5-1, having won four in a row since an Aug. 30 loss to New Hartford. Tags: F-Msoccer No stop was bigger, though, than the sliding save made by a charging Jenna Boutilier when F-M’s Hannah Knych charged in from the right side for a solo run at the net in the 50th minute. Not only did it keep the game 0-0, the B’ville goalie energized her teammates, who attacked with more consistency the rest of the way.With 14:09 left, Mimas, working from the right corner, drew two F-M defenders and passed it to the middle, where Pia Cavallaro one-timed a shot that eluded Hornets goalie Sydney Mahr and slid inside the right post.Not content with that 1-0 lead, B’ville made more key defensive stops, and Mimas returned to clinch it with 2:59 left, taking a pass from Hannah Johnson and drilling a hard shot from a tough angle into the top left corner of the net that Mahr had no chance to stop.F-M’s chance to get even with B’ville arrives Oct. 7 on the Hornets’ home turf, but in the meantime it had to see how it reacted to its first defeat of the season.Hosting West Genesee on Saturday afternoon, F-M got pushed here, too, but managed, just in time, to prevent the battle spilling into overtime as it edged the Wildcats 2-1 on a goal late in regulation. Lauren Clark got a goal, with Laura Bonomo picking up an assist.In boys soccer, F-M roared in last Tuesday’s game at Corcoran, getting to double digits in a 10-0 romp over the Cougars.Four different payers – Cheech Pagano, Antonino Pagano, Corey Gallagher and Jace DePuy – had two goals apiece, with the Pagano brothers each earning a pair of assists. Riley Warren-Nichols had one goal and two assists, with Ziad Abdul-Malik adding one goal and one assist. Josh Kohlbrenner and Ryan Pollard also had assists.Back-to-back games followed on Thursday and Friday, F-M first handling Cicero-North Syracuse on Thursday at Swan Pond as it put away the Northstars 3-1.Goals by Abdul-Malik and Antonino Pagano helped the Hornets offset a goal by C-NS’s Jawadshah Kasimi and create a 2-1 halftime margin.But the game wasn’t put away until Cheech Pagano, off a pass from Warren-Nichols, found the net with 5:52 to play. Chris Szidat was solid in the net, stopping seven of eight shots.A night later, at Henninger, the Hornets topped the Black Knights 2-0, and Cheech Pagano set up both scoring plays with assists on tallies by Abdul-Malik and Antonino Pagano.F-M’s girls will have back-to-back league games early this week against Liverpool and Cicero-North Syracuse before hosting Chenango Forks on Saturday, with the boys Hornets at West Genesee and Nottingham. Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story With plenty of skilled players on both sides, a lot of scoring chances were expected, and B’ville got one less than three minutes into the game when Hannah Mimas, who scored eight goals in her previous three games, hit a hard shot from the left side off the crossbar.And that was as close as the Bees would get to score in the early stages. Though it controlled the early flow of play, B’ville’s opportunities waned, and F-M began to assert itself late in the first half, stretching that effort into the second half.A series of corner kicks and free kicks taken by Anna Hartzheim gave the Hornets plenty of opportunities to move out in front, but the Bees’ defense were effective in turning them back.last_img read more

Bowling For Friends to Take Place on January 19th

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisAlpena- Bowling For Friends will kick off on January 19th.Teams of four are encouraged to sign up. All proceeds from registration will directly benefit the nonprofit Friends Together, an organization that helps those with cancer. Folks will receive pizza, bowling shoes, beverages, and even have a chance to win door prizes. Space is limited to 24 teams of four. You can grab registration forms at Thunder Bay Lanes or over at Friends Together. The event kicks off at 6:00pm.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Northern Lights Arena Celebrating 15 Years on SaturdayNext Christmas Climatelast_img

Tuesday April 16th “The Midday Report”

first_imgListen back to “The Midday Report” from Tuesday April 16thlast_img