18 Nov

Avian flu crops up in Europe again

first_imgJan 24, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – Hungary today announced an H5N1 avian influenza outbreak at a goose farm, signaling the first appearance of the disease in Europe this winter.A European Union (EU) statement said Hungarian authorities notified the EU of an H5N1 avian flu outbreak in Csongrad County in southeastern Hungary, Reuters reported today. The EU said veterinarians tested some geese after several deaths were reported in a 3,000-bird flock; the remaining geese were culled.Hungarian veterinary officials told Bloomberg News today they will send samples tomorrow to an EU lab in the United Kingdom to confirm the results.Appearing on public television today, chief veterinarian Miklos Suth said a surveillance zone was set up around the farm, which is in an isolated location, making spread of the disease unlikely, Bloomberg reported.Hungary’s first H5N1 outbreaks involved a handful of mute swans in Bács-Kiskun County in the south-central region in April 2006, according to the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE). The following June, the disease was detected on several goose farms in the same county.Twenty-six nations in Europe reported their first H5N1 outbreaks in wild birds or poultry in late 2005 and early 2006, according to Bloomberg. The last previous outbreak in Europe occurred in Germany last August, according to information published by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).See also:OIE animal health databasehttp://www.oie.int/wahid-prod/public.php?page=homeNov 22, 2006, FAO avian flu bulletin with chart of H5N1 outbreaks by countryhttp://www.fao.org/docs/eims/upload/217700/aidenews_nov06_no44.pdflast_img read more

26 Aug

Dodgers hit three homers, beat Giants in Cactus League opener

first_img Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies UP NEXT: Cubs (RHP Tyler Chatwood) at Dodgers (LHP Alex Wood), Sunday 12 p.m. PT, Camelback Ranch, SportsNet LA , AM 570Related Articles Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire THE GAME: Kike’ Hernandez, Max Muncy and Chris Taylor each hit home runs as the Dodgers beat the San Francisco Giants 10-4 Saturday afternoon. The start of the Cactus League opener was delayed more than two hours by rain.PITCHING REPORT: Tony Gonsolin retired all three batters he faced in the first inning. … The only Giants hit through the first four innings was a home run by Mauricio Dubon off Josh Sborz.HITTING REPORT: Muncy hit the first of the Dodgers’ three home runs in the third inning off right-hander Melvin Adon. Muncy’s drive cleared the berm beyond the right-center field wall but he said he couldn’t tell if it was even going to go out. “Hey, we haven’t played a baseball game in 4 1/2 months,” he joked. Muncy also had a single (taking third on an error) and a walk in his three plate appearances. … Hernandez’s homer was a two-run shot. … Taylor had a walk and an opposite-field solo home run in his three plate appearances. … Rocky Gale drove in two runs with an eighth-inning double. … Zach Reks drove in one with a double in the ninth.FIELD CONDITIONS: Cody Bellinger said he was “shocked” how well the field played after a day of rain. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said he was going to switch Bellinger from center field to first base to protect him from possibly soggy field conditions in the outfield “but he didn’t have a (first baseman’s) glove. So we were going to have (Giants first baseman) Brandon Belt leave his there — old school.” Roberts decided it wasn’t necessary when saw how well the field had drained.center_img Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco last_img read more

12 Aug

Florida man headbutt and spit in the mouth of deputy who told him to get out of the water

first_imgOfficials in Key Largo, Florida have arrested a 40-year-old man who reportedly became physically and verbally abusive towards them when he was told to get out of the water.The incident occurred Sunday around 3:30 p.m at Gilbert’s Resort.According to the report, officials were called to the area because  several people where jumping off of the docks and into the water in a no-swim zone. When authorities arrived, they found two of the men from the group still swimming in an area where boats come in. Authorities directed the men out of the water and that’s when Yanser Robaina became abusive. Robaina reportedly told the officers “to go [expletive] yourself” and then threatened that they would end up on the news for “hassling” him.Officers then forced Robaina out of the water, put him in handcuffs and walked him to the patrol car.Once inside the vehicle authorities say Robaina began kicking the inside of the door causing damage to the point where the door no longer shuts correctly. Deputies then attempted to put him leg restraints, however, he headbutted an assisting deputy and spit in his mouth. That deputy then threatened to use his stun gun and that is when Robaina to stop fighting. When another deputy grabbed Robaina’s legs to put the leg restraints on Robaina then began kicking that deputy causing the other deputy to shoot him with a stun gun.After Robaina was shot with the stun gun, he stopped resisting arrest altogether.He now faces multiple charges, including resisting a law enforcement officer and felony cocaine possession.last_img read more