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

17 Sep

Police search Fine’s DeWitt residence

first_img Published on November 24, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Debbie: dbtruong@syr.edu | @debbietruong Facebook Twitter Google+ Commentscenter_img UPDATED: Nov 26, 2011 at 11:07 p.m. Police searched the DeWitt home of Syracuse men’s basketball associate head coach Bernie Fine on Friday afternoon, according to an article published by The Post-Standard. State troopers stood in the driveway to Fine’s home, located at 7001 Tiffany Circle at 2:25 p.m., according to the article. Three officers were seen looking through Fine’s garbage bins, and six or more police vehicles lined the street. Fine is accused of molesting two former Syracuse ball boys and is currently on administrative leave from the university. The search began at approximately 1:45 p.m. A state police officer told The Post-Standard that police from several agencies were carrying out a search warrant. Police were spotted speaking to Fine at the doorway to his house a little past 3 p.m., according to the article. An officer wearing a vest that read ‘Police Secret Service’ was seen moving several boxes and envelopes to a vehicle parked near the front door.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Just before 8 p.m., officers rolled out three filing cabinets, which were covered in tape that read ‘Evidence,’ and loaded them onto the back of a truck, according to the article. All of the officers left Fine’s home by 9:10 p.m. Earlier in the day, a state trooper at the scene directed questions to the U.S. Attorney’s office in Albany. Assistant U.S. Attorney William Pericak in Albany said the U.S. Attorney’s office could neither confirm nor deny a search took place at Fine’s residence until public proceedings take place. dbtruong@syr.edu last_img read more

28 Aug

Herbert Addo blames Inter Allies’ profligacy for their defeat in Wa

first_imgInter Allies coach Herbert Addo has blamed his sides profligacy in front of goal for their 2-0 defeat at Wa All Stars.The Tema side held their own for large portions of the game against the league leaders for large portions of the game as well as creating decent chances.A combination of their wastefulness and goalkeeping heroics by Richard Ofori kept the scoreline level.With time running out and Inter Allies heading for a priceless away point, Richard Arthur and Emmanuel Ocran scored in quick succession to obliterate Inter Allies’ dreams .Herbert Addo is ruing the missed chances against their opponents.“Once again we failed to bury our chances and we were punished for that,” he said. “In football if you get your chances and you don’t take them your opponents will take advantage of that and that is what we saw today.“We just have to go back and prepare for a next game at home.”Inter-Allies host Techiman City at the Tema Park next week Sunday in a matchday 10 fixture  –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more