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Posted by: | Posted on: November 18, 2020

Pigs, cats in Indonesia infected with H5N1

first_imgOct 10, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – Pigs and stray cats have been found infected with the H5N1 avian influenza virus in Indonesia, adding to the few previous reports of such cases, according to news services.A study from Udayana University found that two pigs on the island of Bali were infected with the H5N1 virus in July, senior agriculture minister Musni Suatmodjo told Reuters yesterday. According to news reports, veterinary faculty from the university discovered the infected pigs in Bali’s south-central Gianyar and Tabanan regencies.News reports didn’t say if the pigs were sick or died.Flu experts worry about H5N1 findings in pigs because the animals can carry human as well as avian influenza viruses, which presents the viruses an opportunity to combine and form new strains that could spark a human flu pandemic.This isn’t the first time that the H5N1 virus has been identified in Indonesian pigs. In 2005, a report in Nature said the virus was found in 5 of 10 healthy pigs kept near poultry farms in western Java where poultry were infected with H5N1. The report said the Indonesian government had found similar results among pigs in the same region.The H5N1 virus was also found in pigs in China in 2001 and 2003, but follow-up surveys in 2004 found no evidence of the virus, according to the Nature article.Meanwhile, researchers from the Indonesian Environment Information Center (PILI) in Yogyakarta announced that stray cats had caught the H5N1 virus from infected poultry at live markets, according to a report Oct 7 in the Jakarta Post. There were no details about the location of the stray cats or if they were sick or died.”We are positive that cats can have the virus, although it is yet to be proven that they can transmit the virus to other animals or humans,” said PILI director Iwan Setiawan.Other instances of cats infected with the H5N1 virus have been documented: house cats in Germany, Thailand, and Austria, and a leopard and tigers at a zoo near Bangkok.But the role of cats in transmitting the H5N1 virus is not known. The World Health Organization said earlier this year that no human cases have been linked to diseased cats. However, Albert Osterhaus, a virologist with the Erasmus Medical Center in the Netherlands, said that cat-to-human transmission is theoretically possible and that cat-to-cat transmission has been shown in a laboratory setting.Meanwhile, in the United States, final tests showed that the flu virus found in wild northern pintail ducks in west-central Montana’s Cascade County last month was an H5N3, a mild strain, not the deadly Asian strain of H5N1, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced on Oct 7.In September, investigators found the H5 and N1 virus subtypes in healthy ducks. The samples were sent to the USDA National Veterinary Services Laboratory (NVSL) in Ames, Iowa, where investigators found a low-pathogenic H5N3 virus in 2 of 16 samples.The USDA said it’s not unusual for a specific subtype to be identified in initial screening tests but not be isolated in confirmatory testing, because the screening tests are so sensitive. In this case, the N1 subtype was weakly identified as positive by rapid screening, but confirmatory testing instead found the N3 subtype. Previously announced genetic testing had already ruled out the presence of the highly pathogenic H5N1 strain.Low-pathogenic avian flu viruses often occur naturally in wild birds and cause only minor sickness or no noticeable signs of disease. They pose no risk to human health. However, low-pathogenic strains sometimes mutate into deadly strains.The testing of Montana ducks is part of an effort by the USDA and the Department of Interior to test wild birds throughout the United States for the deadly H5N1 avian flu. Previous tests on birds from Michigan, Maryland, and Pennsylvania have been positive only for the low pathogenic “North American” strain of H5N1.See also:USDA-DOI news release on avian flu in Montana ducksNature report on H5N1 virus in pigs in Indonesiahttp://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v435/n7041/full/435390a.htmlMay 27, 2005 CIDRAP News article “Indonesian pigs have avian flu virus; bird cases double in China”last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: September 28, 2020

Cosy Coorparoo cottage hits the market for the first time in almost a decade

first_imgThe kitchen is modern.Polished timber floorboards flow through the lower level of the home, which has an open-plan and modern kitchen, living and dining area.The master suite is on this level, as well as a separate bathroom, laundry and study. The floorplan of 12 Stoneleigh St, Coorparoo.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 10:02Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -10:02 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p270p270p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenJune, 2018: Liz Tilley talks prestige property10:02 Enjoy city views from the deck upstairs.On the second floor are two bedrooms, a bathroom and another living room, along with a veranda that has expansive city views.“Upstairs of an evening watching the sunset is another one of my favourite places in the home,” Ms Carroll said. The home at 12 Stoneleigh St, Coorparoo, is up for sale.A QUAINT Coorparoo cottage has been the place Paula Carroll has called home for nine years.Built in 1947, the two-level brick residence at 12 Stoneleigh St has the charm and history of a 71-year-old home, while still having all the mod-cons.“It’s a very homely house and has that cottage feel,” Ms Carroll said. “Walking down the front stairs through the garden is just beautiful.”center_img Cosy up by the fire with a book.More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020It is the formal living space that’s one of Ms Carroll’s favourite places to spend her time, with an open fireplace the room’s focal point.“Certainly I love the room with the fireplace,” Ms Carroll said. “The sun flows into there during the day and it’s a beautiful place to sit and read.” One of the bedrooms at 12 Stoneleigh St, Coorparoo.Outdoors are manicured gardens and rolling lawns over the 731sq m block.Ms Carroll said the home would be suited to a growing family, due to its size and “lovely” location.“It’s in walking distance to schools down the road, as well as shops and cafes,” she said.“You can also go for a bit of a hike up Whites Hill if you want.”Ms Carroll described her neighbours as supportive but not overbearing.The home has close access to both the Gateway and Pacific motorways.last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: September 28, 2020

Huge number of bidders line up for Gold Coast apartment

first_img 3/17 Broadbeach Boulevard, Broadbeach.“The response to this property over the last three weeks has been nothing short of record breaking,” marketing agent Tolemy Stevens of Harcourts Coastal said.“We had over 70 inspections which led to 33 cash bidders.“The auction started at $500,000 and eventually sold under the hammer for a record price of $960,000.“It sold well in excess of the reserve.”The block is tightly-held – the last sale in the building was $652,500 in 2015. 3/17 Broadbeach Boulevard, Broadbeach.Mr Stevens said the apartment’s appeal was widespread.“It’s just such a nice all round opportunity,” he said.“It appeals to all buyer demographics including first home buyers, renovators, owner-occupier, as a holiday home, a returning investment or potential for a landhold for redevelopment down the track. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:31Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:31 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenIs it a good time to list?02:31COVID-19 is not deterring house hunters on the Gold Coast with 33 bidders battling for a Broadbeach apartment at auction, with the hammer coming down just shy of $1 million.The property, a “neat and tidy” two-bedroom residence at 3/17 Broadbeach Blvd, sold for a building record of $960,000. 3/17 Broadbeach Boulevard, Broadbeach.The unit block, named Pacific Sound, is a block of only six apartments – apartment 3 is on the second floor and has an easterly aspect with spectacular ocean views.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa7 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day agoIt was built in the 1960s with units well-maintained but in mostly original condition.“The building is very sought after and ticks a lot of boxes so I always knew it would attract a lot of interest however I certainly wasn’t prepared for the sheer volume and active number of cash buyers that were trying to secure the property.” 3/17 Broadbeach Boulevard, Broadbeach.Mr Stevens said he believed Queensland’s low numbers of COVID-19 when compared to NSW and Victoria was only fuelling demand for property.“A result like this is a testament to Queensland’s low numbers of COVID-19,” he said.“A lot of interstate buyers are seeing the Gold Coast as a bit of a safe haven and seeing the Gold Coast as secure spot to invest their money.“Of the nine registered phone bidders we had at Wednesday’s auction, five of them were from Sydney and Melbourne.”last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: September 26, 2020

Ex-Kaizer Chiefs legend: Akpeyi still the best in South Africa

first_img “We can only hope that he continues. But what you must know is, there is pressure. Chiefs people, they are not easy to please because of the previous success. That’s why most of these youngsters who come to Chiefs have struggled sometimes to live up to expectations of those that were there before, because the fans are spoiled. “But another thing that maybe is a bit different… the likes of Akpeyi are people who didn’t grow up in their development with goalkeeper coaches. They were using their own talent you know. He was only exposed to proper goalkeeper coaching when he arrived at Chippa [United], Akpeyi. I’m talking about the basics of goalkeeping. “These are some of the challenges that are faced with goalkeepers that come from the rest of the continent. You know there are certain basics that you build the positions from when you are training a goalkeeper. “These ones, that’s why you’ve got to appreciate them so much more, because they didn’t have all these privileges of being coached, and yet they are such quality. And with the little bit of coaching they are getting now, even if it’s a little bit late, they can only get so much better. “There’s very little I can give him [in terms of advice] because you know what, he is very strong-minded, he’s got a very strong personality. Another goalkeeper would have crumbled under this pressure that he has been going through. But he didn’t. “For me, it’s a pressure position, that you must admit if you are going to be a goalkeeper. You will be blamed for things that you are not even responsible for. You are a scapegoat you know. Read Also:Akpeyi’s Kaizer Chiefs resume New Year fixture in defeat “At this point where you even have to fill up the shoes of Khune, even more pressure. But he’s proved to be a very strong individual, and I think that is what has actually helped him survive. Others would have crashed.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Kaizer Chiefs legend, William Shongwe, says the club’s supporters should appreciate their current number one goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi and stop comparing him to Itumeleng Khune. Kaizer Chiefs and Super Eagles no. 1 Daniel Akpeyi Although underrated in Mzansi, the 33-year-old Akpeyi was named goalkeeper of the year in Nigeria at the inaugural Ballers Awards Ceremony. Shongwe says that proves the quality the Nigerian international possesses. “I don’t think he is underrated, it’s the Chiefs fans who’ve got a challenge,” Shongwe tells KickOff.com. “Chiefs fans are so used to Khune, Khune. Without a doubt he’s class, and he’s kept the team going, and as a result, if this one [Akpeyi] commit errors they are quick to reflect back to their favourite. “If you are a real football fundi, you will realise and appreciate him. First of all, to keep goals for Chiefs there is a lot of pressure. And Akpeyi went through that pressure at the beginning, he survived it. And he got his groove back, and he started performing like the goalkeeper that they signed you know. “So me personally I’m happy for him because I have always believed… I mean look at the quality of Nigerian goalkeepers that were there [at AFCON]. For them to choose him ahead of the others…r emember there’s this one who played at the World Cup, the young star. For Akpeyi to get ahead of that one, that said a lot about his ability and his experience. “As much as we can deny it, the experience has been showing. The quality of Akpeyi has been there for all to see. It’s just that the supporters are spoiled. They don’t want to see anything less than Khune.center_img Promoted Content8 Addictive And Fun Coffee FactsA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?Everything You Need To Know About Asteroid Armageddon10 TV Characters Who Were Destined To Become IconicThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read Morelast_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: September 8, 2020

Kittle extension completes successful offseason for 49ers

first_img FOLLOW US First Published: 16th August, 2020 07:15 IST COMMENT The San Francisco 49ers wrapped up all the major items on their offseason to-do list when they signed George Kittle to a five-year extension and now the defending NFC champions can begin their quest to get back to the Super Bowl.The 49ers held their first training camp practice of the summer Saturday with Kittle on the field and locked up for the long term with a $75 million, five-year extension.“Just wanted to get it done and have some security,” Kittle said. “Now I can go onto a football field and not have any worries about anything. I don’t have to worry about getting injured, I don’t have to really worry about anything. I just go out there and focus on football. I have the best job in the world. I get paid to play football. I know now I’m taken care of and my family’s taken care of. I don’t to have to worry about money. I don’t have to worry about anything else. Now I can just go out there and play football and run through somebody’s face. I’m really excited about that.”The Niners major tasks this offseason were finding replacements for left tackle Joe Staley, defensive tackle DeForest Buckner, receiver Emmanuel Sanders, as well as locking up Kittle with a long-term deal.San Francisco drafted defensive tackle Javon Kinlaw and receiver Brandon Aiyuk in the first round to fill two of those holes and traded for seven-time Pro Bowl left tackle Trent Williams to replace Staley.The Niners also gave extensions to coach Kyle Shanahan and general manager John Lynch before giving Kittle the richest contract ever for a tight end.“It was the first day I would have been concerned and first I would have noticed if nothing was done,” Shanahan said. “It does help things get done.”Kittle has been the most productive tight end in NFL history through his first three seasons with 197 catches for 2,664 yards. he is almost equally as skilled as a blocker in the run game where he is a key piece in coach Kyle Shanahan’s dynamic offense.The Niners averaged 5.0 yards per carry last season with Kittle on the field, compared to 3.5 yards per carry without him, according to NFL NextGen stats.He is a key piece to helping the Niners maintain the level they were at last season when they won 13 regular season games to earn the top seed in the NFC and then went to the Super Bowl. The season ended in disappointment when San Francisco blew a 10-point lead in the fourth quarter before losing 31-20 to Kansas City.But after filling the big holes and adding new pieces like tight end Jordan Reed, the Niners feel like they’re just getting started.“I think we can win a lot more games,” Kittle said. “We won 13 last year. So that’s saying a lot.”The Niners held their first practice on Saturday after walkthroughs earlier in the week. There were encouraging signs with slot receiver Trent Taylor making a diving catch in team drills after missing all of last season with a foot injury.Running back Jerick McKinnon was moving well after missing the past two years with knee injuries.Receiver Jalen Hurd was limited after missing his rookie season with a back injury and Reed also was worked back slowly after missing last season in Washington because of a concussion in preseason.But being able to practice for the first time since the Super Bowl was a welcome milestone after a truncated offseason program because of the COVID-19 pandemic.“Just getting out there was great,” Shanahan said. “We’ve been here for a couple weeks. We’ve been on the field doing some walkthroughs and stuff. But being able to go out there and go full speed finally was great. We got one more day of that without pads and then we’ll be past all those restrictions.”The only noteworthy players unable to practice at this point are defensive lineman Arik Armstead and receivers Deebo Samuel and Richie James Jr.Armstead is day to day with a sore back and should be ready to return next week. Samuel (foot) and James (wrist) are on the non-football injury list.Shanahan said he was hopeful Samuel will be able to play in the season opener Sept. 13 against Arizona.NOTES: The 49ers signed veteran WRs Tavon Austin and JJ Nelson and they took part in the first practice. Both provide speed and experience as returners. … The team waived TE Daniel Helm and WR Chris Thompson to make room on the roster.Image credits: AP Associated Press Television News LIVE TVcenter_img Last Updated: 16th August, 2020 07:15 IST Kittle Extension Completes Successful Offseason For 49ers The San Francisco 49ers wrapped up all the major items on their offseason to-do list when they signed George Kittle to a five-year extension and now the defending NFC champions can begin their quest to get back to the Super Bowl SUBSCRIBE TO US WATCH US LIVE Written Bylast_img read more