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The Government of Liberia through the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Resources Division, will launch a vaccination campaign called “Newcastle disease (ND) known as “chicken Sickness”.This initiative, according to a MICAT release is intended to promote animal production and food security in the country and is scheduled to take place on February 3. The campaign is a cardinal step towards the progressive control of the Newcastle and other poultry disease in the fifteen (15) counties.As a preventive measure aimed at avoiding spread of the disease, the Government of Liberia, through the Ministry of Agriculture is asking all farmers to have their chickens available to be vaccinated.The Newcastle Disease (ND) commonly called “Chicken Sickness” is observed during the months of February through April. Some chickens that may survive the disease by means of immune built-up may result in reduce in egg production and misshape eggs and less meat production.Severe pandemic of Newcastle Disease can cause 100 percent mortality in unvaccinated chickens in rural communities leaving households without an important source of animal protein and income.The government believes that by simply participating and making your chickens available for this vaccine will increase income for small farmers and achieve significant improvements for their families and other members of the community.The Ministry is however calling on all counties authorities including clan chiefs, town chiefs, County livestock officers, cattle chairman of various communities and health workers of livestock to form part of the process in their individual counties in order to ensure the successful implementation of the vaccine. The massive campaign is expected to begin on February 3, 2014.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The Patriots (19-0-6), who were eliminated in the second round of last year’s playoffs, are unbeaten this season, and they have posted 16 shutouts. “It’s been a magical season,” said Kikugawa, who is expecting a big crowd today for the team’s final home game. “It’s the first time we’ve been this far, so there’s tons of excitement around school. There’s a lot of good energy surrounding the team.” Monumental Mission: Mission League champion Loyola of Los Angeles (25-6-3) is seeking its fourth consecutive appearance in a Southern Section final, but the fourth-seeded Cubs will have to beat Div. I’s top seed, Long Beach Wilson (26-1-4), to get there. The Bruins already beat Loyola once this season at a tournament in December. Brown, a senior forward with a team-high 31 goals, has scored twice in each playoff game for the Patriots, who until this year had never advanced past the second round. Third-seeded Viewpoint plays for a berth in the Div. VI final when the Patriots host Yucca Valley at 3 p.m. today. “Spencer in the playoffs, he’s been like a man among boys,” Viewpoint coach Travis Kikugawa said. “He really has. He’s put the team on his shoulders and carried us. … With him being a senior, this is his last go around and he understands the pieces are here for us to do it. He’s been a great leader.” Loyola, which needed overtime to beat Bell Gardens in Friday’s quarterfinal, was runner-up in Div. II last year. Third time the charm? To reach its first City final since 1991, Chatsworth will have to beat a second-seeded San Fernando team Wednesday that has defeated the Chancellors twice this season. But third-seed Chatsworth likes the challenge. “It’s time for revenge,” Chancellors coach Vahan Minassian said. “I think our team’s come together and improved a lot since the last time we played them. If we play our game, we’ll be OK.” [email protected] (818) 713-3607 BOYS’ SOCCER SEMIFINALS Today, 3 p.m. Southern Section Div. I: No. 4 Loyola (25-6-3) vs No. 1 L.B. Wilson (26-1-4) at Long Beach City College Div. II: Saugus (17-8-3) at No. 2 Palos Verdes (21-2-6) Div. V: La Canada (14-7-2) at No. 3 Salesian (20-2-1) Div. VI: Yucca Valley (14-5-2) at No. 3 Viewpoint (19-0-6) Wednesday, 3 p.m. CITY SECTION No. 4 Bell (15-2-5) at No. 1 Canoga Park (22-0-1) No. 3 Chatsworth (17-6-2) at No. 2 San Fernando (21-2-3) 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Spencer Brown got used to providing the bulk of the offense for Viewpoint of Calabasas’ boys’ soccer team while last year’s leading scorer Evan Raynr spent much of this season away with the U.S. national program. Raynr has returned, but Brown has been scoring more than ever as Viewpoint has ridden his hot streak to the first Southern Section semifinal appearance in program history.