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Aug 21, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – Government officials in Pakistan today announced a recent outbreak of H5N1 avian influenza at a poultry farm in the country’s northwest, as Indonesia worked to stamp out the disease on farms on Sulawesi and Italian officials reported low-pathogenic avian flu outbreaks.The Pakistan outbreak occurred in late July at a large farm in the town of Mansehra, about 50 miles north of Islamabad, Reuters reported today. The birds were tested for the disease after about 14,000 chickens at the farm died, said Rafiq-ul-Hassan Usmani, an agriculture ministry official.After samples came back positive for the H5N1 virus, the remaining 35,000 birds were culled, Reuters reported.A report that Pakistani officials submitted to the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) said the outbreak affected 16-week-old breeder and broiler chickens.Pakistan has had several poultry outbreaks this year, but the latest incident is the first since May, according to OIE reports. The country has not reported any human H5N1 cases.Elsewhere, local officials on Sulawesi island in Indonesia said they were struggling to contain H5N1 outbreaks on farms near Palu, the capital of Central Sulawesi, according to a report yesterday from Antara News, the state news agency. Tests conducted after several chickens in Palu died confirmed the disease in 29 chickens, Antara reported.Infected birds have been found in three of four subdistricts in Palu, and Antara reported that two chickens in neighboring Donggala district died of the disease 2 days ago.In other news, Italian health officials announced that an outbreak of a low-pathogenic form of H5N2 avian influenza had been detected on farms near Ravenna, in northern Italy, Reuters reported today. Some of the birds also had antibodies to an H7 avian flu virus, the report said.A health ministry statement said evidence of infection in the birds was found during routine surveillance on the farm, Reuters reported.A senior official with Italy’s poultry farmers union told Reuters that about 12,000 ducks and geese were culled on an industrial farm, along with about 200 chickens and guinea fowl on a smaller farm.See also:OIE reports on Pakistan outbreakhttp://www.oie.int/downld/AVIAN%20INFLUENZA/A2007_AI.php#
Premier League stars are being briefed on detailed proposals for a return to action with a hotel lockdown plan. Mirror Sport understands a number of clubs are now discussing the different ideas on the table with their players who believe they are gearing up to try and get games underway again. They believe the most likely is the hotel plan revealed in Mirror Sport last month where players are put into lockdown in nominated hotels for up to six weeks while the fixture list is finished. The home team will occupy one half of the hotel, the away team will then check in to play their game and that section of the hotel will be deep cleaned after they check out. They have been working towards using their Premier League stadiums but playing games at club training grounds and nominated training centres – like St George’s Park – is also an option. Most teams have got nine Premier League games left, four have ten games and it would mean squeezing them into a short space of time, organising hotel and stadium lockdown. England’s St George’s Park base could be used for matches But players believe the clubs are gearing up towards a return to training next month and Arsenal indicated that could be the case after revealing plans for first team stars to return under strict guidelines from Monday. It is also understood that clubs are expecting a further update from the Premier League this week from the Government who have begun detailed planning under their “Project Restart” programme. They are looking at plans across all sports about how they can return and football is firmly on the agenda even though at this stage it remains a discussion about how rather than when because no-one can be sure of any date amid the coronavirus crisis. Loading… Promoted ContentThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldThe Most Stunning Wedding Looks From Around The World14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitiThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her GrandsonCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreTarantino’s Latest Effort Will Probably Be His Best To DateFrom Enemies To Friends: 10 TV Characters Who Became Close17 Rare Churches Underground That Still Exist5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks However, the Premier League’s best case scenario is to restart formal training on May 18, games then resuming from June 8 and the season completed in six weeks. UEFA want domestic seasons completed by mid-August to clear the way for the Champions League final to be played on August 29 after a mini tournament from the semi final and possibly quarter finals onwards. There is a Premier League meeting on Friday which will involve all 20 clubs and the hope is the Government will provide some further advice before then to allow them to step up planning. Premier League teams will be involved in another meeting with PFA chief executive Gordon Taylor next week They believe players will need at least three weeks’ training – as a mini pre-season – before they can return to games so they are still hoping that will be in May but even if it was in June they could still start in July and finish in August under the hotel lockdown plan. Clubs are also telling players that they must be ready to return to training within 48 hours’ notice as it was revealed last week many have gone abroad to be with their families but then may face difficulties in getting back to England. Arsenal are the first Premier League team to allow their players to return to training Read Also: Arsenal to miss CL spot as UEFA opt for points system if season cut short The lockdown plan would see games played almost every day which the authorities recognise would go a long way to keeping football fans happy, it would help with the lockdown and the Government have made it clear they want games free-to-air. That is unlikely to be an easy process as showing most games for free would cause serious issues for Sky and BT Sport as many armchair viewers have postponed or cancelled packages and may therefore be reluctant to return if they suddenly do not have to pay. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, (CMC) – Selectors here have named a star-studded Barbados Pride 14-man squad to contest this month’s Regional Super50.The side boasts 12 current West Indies players, making them one of the pre-tournament favourites for the January 24 to February 18 one-day championship carded for Antigua and Barbados.Test captain Jason Holder will lead the squad which includes Test vice-captain Kraigg Brathwaite, and fellow Test teammates Carlos Brathwaite, Roston Chase, Miguel Cummins, Shane Dowrich, Shai Hope, Kemar Roach and Jomel Warrican.Sulieman Benn, Jonathan Carter and Ashley Nurse are all members of the Windies One-Day International side.The only two members of the squad without international experience are left-handed opener Anthony Alleyne and all-rounder Kevin Stoute.Pride were losing finalists in the tournament last year when they went down to Trinidad and Tobago Red Force in the final at Queen’s Park Oval in Port of Spain.This year, they have been installed in Group A alongside Jamaica Scorpions, Guyana Jaguars, Combined Campuses & Colleges Marooners and ICC Americas.Group B comprises Red Force, Leeward Islands Hurricanes, Windward Islands Volcanoes, West Indies Under-19s and English county side, Kent Spitfires.Pride open their campaign against archrivals Guyana Jaguars at Kensington Oval on January 24.SQUAD – Jason Holder (captain), Anthony Alleyne, Sulieman Benn, Carlos Brathwaite, Kraigg Brathwaite, Jonathan Carter, Roston Chase, Miguel Cummins, Shane Dowrich, Shai Hope, Ashley Nurse, Kemar Roach, Kevin Stoute, Jomel Warrican.
by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow â€” On Aug. 28, 2011, Sumner Newscow officially launched its website with a story about an upcoming Caldwell quilt show.Since then we have posted more than 3,500 stories, have had 153,532 unique visitors, and 3,149,224 hits not counting unavailable data taken during the first month of operation and a particularly bad week last October when the site wasn’t functioning correctly.Today we celebrate our second anniversary, in the same way we do everyday, providing you with the latest in news, sports and community information.Sumner Newscow wishes to thank our readers for making this website relevant. We strive to provide Sumner County with accurate, comprehensive local news information (and some Cueballism) provided to you in the tradition of the printed newspapers in the convenience of the digital age. 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