NEWS SCAN: H5N1 case in Egypt, bird outbreak in India, debate in Indonesia

first_imgJan 19, 2010Egypt reports human H5N1 case, more bird infectionsEgypt has identified its 91st human case of H5N1 avian influenza, according to a Jan 13 report by Strengthening Avian Influenza Detection and Response (SAIDR), an Egypt-based project funded by the US Agency for International Development. The Egyptian health ministry said the case involves a 20-year-old woman from Beni Suef governorate who fell ill Jan 6, was hospitalized, and was reported to be in stable condition on Jan 13. Her family said she had had contact with sick and dead poultry. Meanwhile, Egypt’s Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation today reported 17 detections of H5N1 cases in household birds in eight governorates, according to a separate SAIDR report. Officials said the number of findings was a result of the strengthening of passive surveillance in veterinary clinics.H5N1 hits India’s West Bengal stateAnimal health officials in India confirmed an H5N1 avian influenza outbreak in backyard birds in three villages in the country’s West Bengal state, according to a Jan 15 report from the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE). The outbreak, India’s first since October 2009, killed 1,000 of about 80,000 susceptible birds in the three Murshidabad district villages. The remaining birds and those in a 3-kilometer radius around the area were culled to prevent the spread of the virus. The government will compensate owners for the poultry. Veterinary authorities are conducting intensive surveillance in areas within 10 kilometers of the outbreak site. They have also closed poultry markets in the area and have prohibited the sale and transport of birds. Investigators haven’t yet determined the source of the virus. West Bengal is in eastern India near its border with Bangladesh.Jan 15 OIE reportIndonesia’s H5N1 status debated as outbreak reportedHealth and agriculture officials in Indonesia say fewer H5N1 outbreaks in poultry may have decreased the number of infections in humans, but other experts say the risk has not changed and that the country’s poultry surveillance system is weak, the United Nations Integrated Regional Information Networks (IRIN) reported yesterday. Indonesian Health Minister Endang Rahayu Sedyaningsih said there have been no human illnesses since November 2009, and Agus Wiyono, the agriculture ministry’s director of animal health, said no major poultry outbreaks have occurred in 3 years. But Dr Chairil Nidom, a microbiologist at Airlangga University in Surabaya, Indonesia, said some poultry outbreaks have probably gone unreported and that the surveillance system is weak. A World Health Organization (WHO) spokesman told IRIN that the group’s assessment of Indonesia’s risk has not changed. The country leads the world in human H5N1 infections and deaths. The mixed assessments of Indonesia’s risk came as veterinary officials in East Java reported that the virus recently struck chickens in a village, which led to the culling of 270 birds, Indonesia’s Antara news agency reported today. Rapid-test results on 100 birds were positive, an official from Pamekasan regency’s veterinary health office told the news service.Jan 18 IRIN storyJan 19 Antara storylast_img read more

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DSC Dredge Solutions at AGG1

first_imgLouisiana-based DSC Dredge, LLC, will have its experts on hand in booth #1558 at AGG1 Aggregates Academy & Expo, March 17-19, 2015, in Baltimore, Maryland, to discuss how its customized dredging technology ultimately results in precisely the right dredge for each unique application, boosting efficiency and lowering cost. For more than 20 years, the company has focused its expertise on the design and manufacture of customized portable cutter suction dredges of all sizes and applications for the dredging markets. DSC Dredge units are in use throughout the world in construction, environmental, mining, navigational, recreational, restoration and specialty applications.Every dredging application has unique characteristics, so DSC has honed its ability to customize its standard dredge platform lines to meet the challenges of each customer. Prior to making any recommendations, the company goes through a rigorous process of establishing the application parameters.This information may include factors such as dredging depths, types of materials, distance and elevation to discharge, portability requirements and access to power grids. Only then will the company recommend a specific solution based on the actual application and customer requirements.Units are then built to order in one of three manufacturing facilities to the exact specifications required. Customers are encouraged to visit the DSC facility at any time in the building process and to follow their unit through manufacturing, delivery, commissioning and on-site training completion.DSC’s dredging solutions are based on a number of application-specific platforms that are then customized to match the customer’s specific needs. The Marlin Class deep mining dredge has been designed as an efficient method for excavating deep mining deposits with its underwater pump system and high-torque cutter drive. The Shark Class cutter suction dredge is a tough, yet portable design most commonly used in the sand and aggregateproduction arena. Often called the contractor’s “dream machine,” the Barracuda Class dredge features a swinging-ladder design used most often in waterway maintenance and lake revitalization projects. DSC’s Moray Class conventional/swinging-ladder dredge was designed around the concept of a versatile design in a smaller portable package that is unmatched in the industry, and often used in the environmental cleanup and irrigation applications.Rounding out the line are the Badger Class and the Wolverine Class dredges, designed for the contractor with a compact, yet portable design that is fully functional by one operator. Several of the DSC platforms are available with electric power for applications requiring sustainable attributes.DSC dredges are in use throughout the world, from Chile to the Canadian Oil Sands, from the rivers of Nigeria to the heartland of America, helping customers to achieve maximum dredging efficiency through customized design to exacting specifications.DSC Dredge, LLC, advances the engineering, automation, manufacturing and quality of cutter suction and underwater pump mining dredges. The company operates from three major manufacturing facilities located in Reserve, LA, Poplarville, MS and Greenbush, MI.[mappress mapid=”19609″]Press Releaselast_img read more

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Ex-PhilRice official pleads guilty to lesser offenses

first_imgSIGN UP TO DAILY NEWSLETTERCLICK HERE TO SIGN-UP The Sandiganbayan Sixth Division has granted the plea bargaining agreement between former Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) Executive Director Ronilo A. Beronio and the prosecution which allowed him to plead guilty to the lesser offense of breach of conduct instead of graft.MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTOBeronio was slapped with three counts of graft alongside former Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary Arthur Yap, who was also the PhilRice board chairman back then, and eight other PhilRice officials.The charges were made because Beronio and the others reportedly entered into contracts that were grossly disadvantageous to the government. They signed Hold Out Agreements (HOA) with the Philippine National Bank (PNB), wherein PhilRice funds were used as security for the loan obligation of its employees under the PhilRice Car Plan.Beronio himself was one of the beneficiaries of the PhilRice Car Plan.On May 24, 2019, Beronio entered a “Not Guilty” plea to the charges. He subsequently manifested that he would like to plead guilty to three counts of violation of Section 7(a) of R.A. 6713 or the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards.Both the prosecution and defense then submitted a Joint Motion to Approve Plea Bargaining Agreement on September 25, 2019.The anti-graft court warned Beronio that he may be punished twice for the very same offense should he plead guilty to breach of conduct, so he filed a Waiver of Right Against Double Jeopardy.Because of this, the court granted the Joint Motion and scheduled the re-arraignment of Beronio on October 2.The five-page resolution was signed by Sixth Division Chairperson Sarah Jane Fernandez with the concurrence of Associate Justices Karl Miranda and Kevin Narce Vivero.last_img read more

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“Look, it’s sad” – Everton player with mixed feelings as he’s…

first_imgThe 22-year-old didn’t do very well in the 3-0 win over Bolivia and the 0-0 draw against Venezuela, and ended up being benched for the match against Peru.Gabriel Jesus and Everton replaced Richarlison and David Neres in the team, and the improvement was big, with Brazil winning the match 5-0.Richarlison spoke to Alexandre Praetzel from Yahoo after the game, and admitted that he felt ‘sad’ for losing his place in the team. Asked if Tite explained the reason for the change, he confirmed it.“Look, he explained. He said the form of Gabriel and Everton is better. So I respect and expect the opportunity again. For sure, I will be prepared and keep working hard so I’ll be ready if the opportunity comes up.“Look, it’s sad, right, because I wanted to be playing. But at the same time, I’m happy for my teammates who are living up to it and scoring goals. So I keep working. Surely, I’m going to come in again. No point in me regretting things now, or things are going to get worse. If opportunity comes, I’ll do my best.”Embed from Getty ImagesBrazil are now waiting for the last fixture to end so they will get to know who they will face in the Copa America’s quarter finals. It’s Japan, Ecuador and Paraguay who could face them.Venezuela will be playing Argentina in the quarter finals, while Colombia and Peru are still waiting to know their possible rivals.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameChallenge Your Brain With This Must-Play Strategy Game. No Install.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoMisterStocksThese Hilarious Photos Were Captured On The SubwayMisterStocksUndo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoDating.comFind out where single guys are hanging out in Tung ChungDating.comUndoPerfect-Dating.comThousands of successful men are looking for women in Tung ChungPerfect-Dating.comUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥UndoSmart Tech TrendOver 50? You Need Those Adjustable Focus Reading Glasses!Smart Tech TrendUndo Despite having a starting place in the Brazil team in the first two games of Copa America, Everton forward Richarlison ended up losing his spot.last_img read more

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Malta 0-2 Spain: Morata rediscovers goalscoring touch in comfortable win

first_imgAlvaro Morata scored twice as Spain beat Malta to make it two wins out of two in qualifying for Euro 2020.  Upd. at 23:49 Morata added his second after the break when he headed home a cross from substitute Jesus Navas to seal the three points. Malta Jordi Gil @jordigil MAL CET Árbitro ESP Incidencias Robert Moreno, Luis Enrique’s No.2, took charge for the night and there were eight changes to the team — just Sergio Ramos, Marco Asensio and Morata kept their places.  0-2 Spain faced a Malta side in a 4-5-1 formation and had to be patient, with Sergi Roberto almost playing as a winger in the end.  Kepa; Sergi Roberto, Sergio Ramos, Mario Hermoso, Gayá; Rodri, Saúl (Gayà, 64′), Canales, Adensio, Morata (Rodrigo, 78′) y Bernat (Muniain, 55′) Bonello; Mbong (R. Muscat,65′), Z. Muscat , Caruana (Micallef, 84′), Borg, Zerafa, Mintoff (Mifsud, 70′), Fenech, Guillaumier, Corbalan, Nkowo IN SPORT.ES Goles Estadio T”Qali, 15.000 espectadores Andrew Dallas (Escocia). TA: Corbalan (71′) Meanwhile, there was a start at right-back for Barcelona’s Sergi Roberto, while Espanyol’s Mario Hermoso came in alongside Ramos at centre-back.  0-1 Morata (30′); 0-2 Morata (72′) Atletico Madrid striker Morata found the net either side of half time as La Roja eased to a 2-0 win in the absence of Luis Enrique.  The former Barcelona coach was missing from the touchline due to a major family issue.  MATCH FACTS Clasificación Eurocopa 2020 Morata recupera el olfato para vencer en Malta España Saul Niguez had a couple of chances but it was Morata who opened the scoring in the 30th minute when he latched on to a long ball from Hermoso.  26/03/2019last_img read more

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Sex page rip out order defended

first_imgBy ANEEKA SIMONIS AND ALANA MITCHELSON ST Francis Xavier College’s Berwick campus principal has defended controversial orders handed down to…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

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OpenStack Competitor OpenNebula Releases v3.0, Supports Hyper-V

first_imgTags:#cloud#news “OpenNebula is an open-source project aimed at developing a production-ready cloud management tool for building any type of Cloud deployment, either in scientific or in business environments,” reads the development group’s Web site. “OpenNebula releases are tested to assess its scalability and robustness in large scale VM deployments, and under stress conditions… Because two datacenters are not the same, OpenNebula offers a open, flexible and extensible architecture, interfaces and components that fit into any existing data center; and enable its integration with any product and service in the Cloud and virtualization ecosystem, and management tool in the datacenter. OpenNebula is a framework, you can replace and adapt any component to efficiently work in any environment.”One of the more notable additions to version 3.0 – one which may be familiar to admins of general-purpose operating systems – is access control lists (ACLs). In ONE, this is a fairly uncomplicated system: Individual users have ID definitions, and such definitions may be combined into any number of groups. Using the command-line tool, the admin invokes the new oneacl command to create an instruction line in its entirety, encased in quotation marks, and appended to the ACL. That instruction may grant a user or group express permission to use, create, delete, or manage (among other operations) a resource such as a VM or a host. The operation being granted and the class of resource are each represented by single letters. So there’s no tricks here.“For instance, using ACL rules you could create a group of users that can see and use existing virtual resources, but not create any new ones,” reads the version 3.0 documentation. “Or grant permissions to a specific user to manage Virtual Networks for some of the existing groups, but not to perform any other operation in your cloud.”Up until version 2.2, OpenNebula supported VMware Server, VMware ESX, KVM, and Xen hypervisors. The new release adds support for Oracle’s VirtualBox (acquired from Sun) and Microsoft’s Hyper-V. Upon hearing the news last week, Microsoft’s open systems general manager Sandy Gupta heaped praise on the project: “Given the highly heterogeneous environments in today’s data centers and clouds, we are seeing enablement of various Linux distributions including SUSE, CentOS, Red Hat, and CS2C on Windows Server Hyper-V, as well as emerging open source cloud projects like OpenStack – and now OpenNebula.” Last week, the news was about OpenStack, by way of the first commercial rendition of the open source cloud operating system from a new firm called Piston Cloud. Having emerged from a NASA project, it’s easy for OpenStack to steal the spotlight.This week, the latest rendition of a slightly older project is being released, and it too has a commercial rendition. It’s version 3.0 of OpenNebula (not to be confused with the NASA Nebula project based on what’s now called OpenStack), and its origin is in the laboratory as well – in this case, since 2009 at Switzerland-based physics lab CERN.Unlike OpenStack – whose philosophy, its leader told us, is to use as few tools independent of the client’s existing environment as possible – OpenNebula (often shortened to “ONE”) uses a reasonably rich set of dedicated tools, including a command line environment and a browser-based UI called SunStone. But like its competitor, OpenNebula’s goal is to offer a hypervisor-agnostic platform for data centers to pool together whatever assets they have, with whatever assets they may eventually have. scott fulton 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

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Touch Footballers Make ‘All Stars’ Teams

first_imgSeveral Touch Footballers have been chosen in the 2013 Women’s All Stars Rugby League team that will take on the Indigenous Women’s All Stars in the curtain-raiser to the 2013 Harvey Norman Rugby League All Stars match next February. 2011 Australian 20’s Girls representative, Samantha Hammond, 2012 New South Wales Women’s 20’s representative, Emma Tonegato and 2009 Australian 20’s Girls representative, Ali Brigginshaw have all been named in the All Stars team, while 2012 New South Wales Combined High Schools representative, Nakia Davis-Welsh has been named in the Indigenous All Stars team.  The women’s teams will play in the curtain-raiser to the 2013 Harvey Norman Rugby League All Stars match between Wayne Bennett’s NRL All Stars and Laurie Daley’s Indigenous All Stars on Saturday, 9 February.The Women’s All Stars won the inaugural All Stars clash in 2011, with this year’s game finishing in a draw.Touch Football Australia would like to congratulate Samantha, Emma, Ali and Nakia on their selection in the teams and wish them the best of luck for the game. Related LinksAll Stars Selectionlast_img read more

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Video: Michael Wilbon Suggests Iowa’s Opponents Put A Football Player On The Floor To Take Out Adam Woodbury

first_imgFran McCaffrey reacts to a call.SEATTLE, WA – MARCH 22: Head coach Fran McCaffery of the Iowa Hawkeyes reacts in the second half of the game against the Gonzaga Bulldogs during the third round of the 2015 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at KeyArena on March 22, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)Iowa center Adam Woodbury has become college basketball’s biggest villain over the past couple of weeks, as the 7-foot big man has poked three different opposing players in the eye. Woodbury has yet to be punished by the Big Ten for his antics, deemed unintentional by his coach, Fran McCaffrey, who refused to answer a question on the topic following the Hawkeyes’ game against Maryland. ESPN’s Michael Wilbon has a suggestion for Iowa’s future opponents: put a football player on the floor and have them take care of Woodbury “the old-fashioned way.” Wilbon discussed his idea on Pardon The Interruption Monday. While Wilbon’s suggestion is a bit harsh, something needs to be done about Woodbury. Even if the Iowa big man is not purposely gouging his opponent’s eyeballs, his uncoordinated face guarding has become a serious hazard to those who take the court against him. [Barstool]last_img read more

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