Aug 27, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – German agriculture officials confirmed an outbreak of H5N1 avian influenza at a poultry farm in Bavaria Aug 25, as officials in Vietnam reported fresh outbreaks at farms in three more provinces.About 400 ducks on a farm near the southern city of Erlangen, about 120 miles north of Munich, died in a short time, prompting authorities to test for the virus, according to news services. An H5N1 virus was detected in three young ducks that were delivered to the farm about 4 weeks ago from a farm in the northern state of Lower Saxony, which is also being inspected for the disease, an agriculture ministry spokesperson in Berlin told Agence France-Presse (AFP) Aug 25.Authorities culled 160,000 remaining birds and set up a 3-kilometer protective zone around the farm, the Associated Press (AP) reported today.Contaminated straw was the probable source of the outbreak, Ottmar Fick, Erlangen’s chief veterinarian, told the AP. Though it’s unclear how the straw could have become contaminated, wild birds are one possibility authorities are considering, he said.In July the virus struck wild birds, mainly swans, near Nuremberg in Bavaria, and infections were also confirmed in wild birds in Thuringia and Saxony-Anhalt provinces, both in central Germany, according to reports from the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE).In Vietnam, animal-health officials recently confirmed H5N1 outbreaks at poultry farms in Dong Thap province in the south and Thai Nguyen province in the north, the Chinese state news agency Xinhua reported on Aug 25. And today, officials announced the virus had spread to Tra Vinh province in the Mekong delta, according to an AFP report.The outbreak in Thai Nguyen affected ducks and young chickens, while the Dong Thap outbreak struck chicks, the Xinhua report said. In Tra Vinh the outbreak involved unvaccinated ducklings, AFP reported.In mid August the country reported an H5N1 outbreak in chickens and ducks in Cao Bang, a northern province that borders China.Vietnam has reported seven human H5N1 cases this year, which include four deaths. However, five of the cases have not yet been confirmed by the World Health Organization (WHO), whose current avian flu tally for Vietnam is 95 cases with 42 deaths.See also:OIE reports on H5N1 outbreaks in Germanyhttp://www.oie.int/downld/AVIAN%20INFLUENZA/A2007_AI.php#Aug 15 CIDRAP News story “Vietnam, France report more H5N1 in birds”
Topics : Later Sunday, in an interview with the newspaper La Tercera, Paris said that “in June comes the worst, I think. Or very bad.””The first two weeks of July, I think we’re going to keep the numbers up,” he said. “I think that only in August, God willing, will we see the efforts of the quarantine rewarded, if people comply with them.”Paris took office Saturday after his predecessor Jaime Manalich resigned amid controversy over Chile’s official coronavirus death toll.The government has said publicly that the crisis has claimed more than 3,000 lives since the first case emerged in Chile on March 3. However, a report published Saturday by an investigative journalism organization called CIPER revealed that Chile had informed the World Health Organization (WHO) that the death toll was actually more than 5,000.Sunday’s official report added 6,938 new infections and 222 deaths, bringing the total to 174,293 infected and 3,323 dead.Infections have risen steadily in Chile even though it began taking emergency measures in February — including widespread testing and the closure of borders and schools — making it one of the first Latin American countries to do so.The capital Santiago and its seven million people were placed under lockdown more than a month ago. They were joined on Friday by the cities of Valparaiso and Vina del Mar.Nearly half of Chile’s population of 18 million is now under strict confinement.The country initially had imposed selective quarantines on areas with high incidence of the coronavirus.But many poorer Chileans continued going to work — out of economic necessity — and a sharp resurgence in mid-May forced the government to order a strict lockdown. Chile’s new health minister announced Sunday that the country’s official death toll will include suspected cases, which could double the current figure.Enrique Paris also said that quarantine measures in the Santiago metropolitan region would be extended “at least through June” after Chile recorded nearly 7,000 new cases in the last 24 hours.The Chilean government will add “the probable deaths” from the coronavirus to the epidemiological report that is published twice a week, Paris, a pediatrician and toxicologist, told a press conference.
Mikel Arteta has already improved Granit Xhaka, Lucas Torreira and Shkodran Mustafi, claims Arsenal legend Ian Wright
Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterThursday 6 Feb 2020 7:29 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.8kShares Comment Granit Xhaka has benefited from the arrival of Arteta (Picture: Getty Images)Granit Xhaka, Lucas Torreira and Shkodran Mustafi have been picked out as early beneficiaries of the Mikel Arteta regime by Arsenal legend Ian Wright.The Gunners have proved difficult to beat under Arteta thus far, but have also struggled to churn out victories, drawing five of the seven games the Spaniard has taken charge of.Arsenal sit 10th in the Premier League after this string of stalemates and closer to the relegation zone than the top four in terms of points, but Wright insists improvement have been made.The former Gunners striker has picked out Lucas Torreira, Granit Xhaka and Shkodran Mustafi as three players Arteta is getting a tune out of, something that his predecessor, Unai Emery, failed to do.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘There has been a change in organisation, closing down, intensity with the guys,’ Wright told BBC 5 Live.‘People like Torreira, Xhaka, he’s turned Xhaka right around. He’s got something out of Mustafi – Mustafi played well against Burnley the other day.‘Things are happening, but it’s going to take its time.’ Arteta is slowly getting his ideas across at Arsenal (Picture: REX)Arsenal’s defence has come in for criticism all season, while they have also been hindered by injuries to the likes of Kieran Tierney, Sead Kolasinac, Calum Chambers and Hector Bellerin, who is now back fit.Wright believes Arteta is solving these problems and that new arrivals Pablo Mari and Cedric Soares will further improve the situation, while he is also looking forward to the return to fitness of Tierney.‘Unfortunately our defence was poor leading up to this and the defence is getting a little bit more solid, a couple of clean sheets, now we just need to convert the chances,’ continued Wright.‘I don’t think he’s totally happy with the defence, Pablo Mari has just come in, he might make a difference. Saliba is going to come back from loan next season, you’re hoping that them two can make a difference.‘Tierney will be a major plus for us. Soares is a fantastic signing as back-up to Hector.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityArsenal are currently enjoying their winter break, during which Arteta will try and impose more of his ideas and philosophies on the squad.They do not return to action until Sunday 16 February at home to Newcastle in the Premier League.Arteta admits that he is not surprised by his side’s lowly league position at this stage of the season, knowing that their failure to convert draws into wins has cost them.‘We’ve drawn 13 games, and when you do that, that means you’re not winning enough football games,’ said the boss.‘The league is really tight, so I’m not surprised.’MORE: Mikel Arteta wants Arsenal’s transfer business done before Euro 2020MORE: David Luiz reveals how Mikel Arteta has put the fun back into playing for Arsenal Advertisement Mikel Arteta has already improved Granit Xhaka, Lucas Torreira and Shkodran Mustafi, claims Arsenal legend Ian Wright
London-based Northill Capital has bought a majority stake in leading US fiduciary manager Strategic Investment Group.Northill completed the acquisition of the majority equity interest – previously held by FFL Partners – last week. The financial terms were not disclosed.Strategic’s senior management and investment teams also increased their direct ownership of the firm as part of the transaction, with further increases expected over time, according to a statement from Northill and the $26bn (€22.9bn) fiduciary manager. According to the statement, Strategic is the largest independent investment manager dedicated to what in the US is called the “outsourced CIO” (OCIO) sector. All of its clients approved the transaction. Brian Murdock, chief executive of Strategic, said: “We are thrilled to be entering into this partnership with Northill, with whom we share a strong philosophical and cultural alignment. Northill provides a patient and permanent capital base and complete autonomy to manage our business and our investment process. Credit: MrPanyGoff, Wikimedia Commons/FlickrAerial view of Arlington County, Virginia, where Strategic Investment Group is based“The transaction also provides a mechanism to ensure cross-generational stability by increasing the equity ownership of the current and future leaders of our firm.”Jon Little, partner at Northill, said Strategic was “the gold standard independent investment firm in the OCIO/solutions sector”. “The management team’s increased ownership of the business is a strong vote of confidence in its future and that of the sector,” he added. The transaction is Northill’s sixth acquisition, taking its assets under management to over $79bn, from $53bn as at 31 December. In early 2016 it took over a majority stake in Danish asset manager Capital Four, which at the time was running an SME loan fund backed by some of Denmark’s largest pension providers. BMO launches SDG-targeted small and mid-cap fundBMO Global Asset Management has launched a global small- and mid-cap equity fund designed to deliver long-term growth and a positive social or environmental impact through targeted engagement with investee companies.The new fund is seeded by UBS’ wealth management arm, and will hold 40-60 global small- and mid-cap companies. BMO said these must meet strict criteria around quality and value as well as offering scope for helping to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).BMO said that, for each company the fund invested in, engagement objectives would be set with a view towards driving progress against key targets set out in the SDG framework. Mark Haefele, chief investment officer at UBS Global Wealth Management, said: “In our view, responsibly engaging with public companies and changing their behaviour for the better is one of the most exciting new areas of impact investing.” The BMO SDG Engagement Global Equity Fund has an ongoing charge of 1.05% for institutional investors.
Napoli are planning a move for Real Madrid striker Luka Jovic. AS says Napoli could see drastic changes to their front line for next season. While Dries Mertens is one step away from renewing his contract that expires in June, José Maria Callejón and Arkadiusz Milik may wave goodbye to the Estadio San Paolo.Advertisement The former could leave on a free this summer (although his agent has said the club wants to extend his stay), while the latter has another year left on his contract. However, negotiations with Milik have not come to fruition and at the moment his exit this summer seems the most likely scenario. Read Also:Nadal cruises into quarter-finals at Acapulco tennis With this in mind, Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis wants a young and reliable center-forward to replace him, with Jovic high on the club’s agenda. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Promoted Content11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopTV Characters Who Hated Each Other But Later Became Friends10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny7 Reasons Why You Might Want To Become A VegetarianWhat Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There?Top 10 Iconic Personalities On TV Now7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthWhy Go Veg? 7 Reasons To Do This
Trenton Lee Dale Bentle, 30, of Versailles passed away Friday April 12, 2019 in Ohio. Trenton was born August 3, 1988 in Dearborn County, the son of Regina Bentle. He married Amanda Bentle and she survives. Trenton was a factory worker, enjoyed playing music (guitar and the drums); photographer, being outdoors and like to make people laugh.Trenton is survived by wife Amanda Bentle of Lawrenceburg; two children; brother: Dominie Bentle of Oxford, Ohio; sisters: Jordan Cliften of Clarksville, In; Faith Bentle of Bloomington, In; Grandparents: Bob and Anna Bentle of Versailles, In.A service celebrating his life will be held 12 PM Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at Hope Baptist Church 15593 US 50 Dillsboro, Indiana 47018 with Pastor Tom Holt officiating. Family and friends may gather to share and remember him 10 AM – 12 PM Tuesday also at the church. Memorials may be given in honor of Trenton to the Family. Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, 707 S Main Street, Box 243, Milan, IN 47031, (812)654-2141. You may go to www.lawscarrmoore.com to leave an online condolence message for the family.
“You have to think quickly and, to be honest, I’ve tried it quite a few times throughout my career,” he told the BBC. “I haven’t been lucky enough for one to go in and but today thankfully I caught the keeper off his line and went in.” Rooney’s effort was reminiscent of David Beckham’s wonder strike at Wimbledon in 1996 and, rather aptly, the former United midfielder was in the stands to witness the goal firsthand. “I remember it, of course,” he said. “It is one of the most iconic goals in the Premier League. “That was a great strike and obviously there were two different goals, his was off the floor and mine was on the volley. “It is always great to score a nice goal and I am really pleased.” While Rooney’s goals made the headlines, he was quick to praise his team-mates, in particular the attacking support of Juan Mata and Shinji Kagawa. “I think it is the first time we’ve probably both played in a more advanced role, together with him up behind,” Rooney said of Mata. “It worked well. Obviously Juan is a very talented footballer, got a good footballing brain and when he gets in positions you know as a forward you can make runs and he can see you. “I think also Shinji Kagawa coming in played excellent as well. The two of them were causing West Ham problems.” Like United, West Ham are also back in action in midweek as they welcome Hull to east London. It looks to be a vitally important match for the Hammers after suffering a third successive defeat against a United team James Tomkins believes they could have taken a positive result from. “We’re obviously disappointed, because the side that Manchester United put out was a team that we could have made the most of on Saturday,” the centre-back told West Ham TV. “Unfortunately, their qualities have obviously shown again with the two goals. “The second one’s unfortunate and the first is a great goal. We look at it ourselves as being a disappointing day.” It is fair to say life without Sir Alex Ferguson has not gone to plan so far, with the reigning champions sat seventh in the Barclays Premier League as the campaign enters the home straight. Such poor form has seen the pressure mount on manager David Moyes but there at last seems to be signs that things may be improving. Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney has warned Manchester City to expect a side buoyed by renewed confidence and belief in this week’s derby. United progressed to the Champions League quarter-finals with a fine victory against Olympiacos on Wednesday, which they followed up securing a 2-0 victory at West Ham. Next up is a home clash with City on Tuesday and the chance to derail their title challenge – an opportunity Rooney is relishing after a morale-boosting few days. “I thought we played some really good stuff, moved the ball well and counter-attacked really well so we’re really pleased with the win,” he said. “The Olympiacos game gave us a big lift in confidence and belief as well in ourselves. “This was a good result for us going into the derby so we’re looking forward to an exciting game and hopefully get a good result.” With Robin van Persie facing up to six weeks out, United could do with another man-of-the-match display from Rooney on Tuesday. The 28-year-old netted a brace at Upton Park, with the second seeing him move onto 212 goals and usurp Jack Rowley as the third highest goalscorer in United’s history. It was, however, Rooney’s first after just eight minutes that will live long in the memory as he sent the ball sailing over goalkeeper Adrian from 58 yards. Press Association
A Florida businessman pleaded guilty in New York to conspiracy charges Thursday in a scheme to pay bribes to high-ranking soccer officials in exchange for media and marketing rights to international soccer tournaments and matches.Aaron Davidson, 45, entered the plea in Brooklyn federal court. Sentencing before U.S. District Judge Pamela K. Chen was set for April 24, when Davidson could face decades in prison. As part of his plea, he agreed to forfeit more than a half-million dollars.Davidson was arrested last year in the FIFA probe after prosecutors said soccer officials accepted $150 million in bribes over a 24-year period in exchange for rigging bids for lucrative marketing rights.Davidson ran a Miami-based marketing firm. He was arrested along with more than a dozen other people in a case prosecuted in the United States on the grounds that illegal payments used U.S. banks and those involved conducted meetings in the United States.Prosecutors said Davidson negotiated and agreed to make bribe payments totaling more than US$14 million, executing multiple criminal schemes, including the agreement to pay bribes to Jeffrey Webb, former FIFA Vice-President and CONCACAF President.The government said the bribes were paid to secure lucrative media and marketing rights to international soccer tournaments and matches for his company, Traffic USA, and its business partners.Prosecutors said those sports events included FIFA World Cup qualifiers, the CONCACAF Gold Cup and the CONCACAF Champions League, among others.The government said its investigation continues.“I knew that Mr. Webb was using his position of authority and trust to enrich himself personally, and I understood that he was doing so without the knowledge of the organisations he represented or was affiliated with,” said Davidson.Davidson also said he helped pay a US$10-million bribe to Webb so a company his organisation had an interest in could get rights to the Copa America Centenario.Webb was arrested in May of 2015 and pleaded guilty in November of the same year.(Sportsmax.com)
Tokyo: Four Japanese basketball players on Monday apologised for bringing “disgrace” to their nation after they were kicked out of the Asian Games for paying prostitutes for sex.The regional Olympics was hit by scandal after the players were spotted in a notorious red light district of the Indonesian capital Jakarta wearing their national jerseys last week.The expulsion of Yuya Nagayoshi, Takuya Hashimoto, Takuma Sato and Keita Imamura will come as a major embarrassment for Japan, who will host the Tokyo Olympics in two years’ time.Also Read | LIVE | Asian Games 2018, Day 2: Vinesh Phogat wins gold in 50 kg freestyle wrestling“I deeply apologise for our careless act that has brought disgrace on not only basketball fans but also all of the Japanese people,” Sato told a news conference after the players returned to Tokyo on Monday.Nagayoshi, wearing a black suit and tie, said he “can’t imagine” playing basketball again.Japan Basketball Association chief Yuko Mitsuya said it will wait for a report from a special committee of lawyers before formally punishing the four.Also Read | Asian Games 2018: Vinesh Phogat creates history, clinches Gold“I just feel a sense of shame,” said Yasuhiro Yamashita, the head of the Japanese delegation to the Asian Games, the world’s second-largest multi-sport event.“We deeply apologise and intend to give the athletes thorough guidance from now on,” he told reporters in Jakarta.The basketball players had dinner after leaving the Games village last Thursday and are believed to have been solicited by a pimp to go to a hotel with women, Yamashita added.They “paid for the services of prostitutes”, Yamashita said, according to Japan’s Kyodo news agency.The story broke after the four, who play in Japan’s B-League, were spotted in the red light district by a reporter for Japan’s Asahi Shimbun newspaper.At the last Asian Games in 2014, Japan were forced to send home swimmer Naoya Tomita after he was caught on video stealing a journalist’s camera from the pool deck.Prostitutes and condoms -Sheikh Ahmad al-Fahad al-Sabah, president of the Olympic Council of Asia, the games’ governing body, said the latest incident would serve as a warning to other athletes.“I’m sorry for this story but in the sports field you are hearing this kind of story in each Games,” the sheikh said.Also Read | Who is Bajrang Punia? 5 facts about India’s first gold medallist“Athletes should always be a good symbol of society because there’s a big generation” that follows them, he added.“At the end of the day, representing your country isn’t only about winning medals.”The players visited the prostitutes after Japan beat Qatar 82-71 to go top of Group C. Japan were bronze medallists at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea.It is far from being the first case of sexual misconduct at major multi-sport events, which typically draw thousands of athletes, officials and fans from around the world.At the 2014 Asian Games, an Iranian official was kicked out for the verbal sexual harassment of a female volunteer, and a Palestinian footballer was accused of groping a female worker at the athletes’ village.In April, at the Commonwealth Games in Australia, a Mauritian official was accused of sexually assaulting a female athlete during a photo shoot.Major events around the world are believed to trigger a boom in prostitution and athletes’ villages are often stocked with free condoms—about 225,000 at the Commonwealth Games.Also Read | Asian Games 2018: Day-wise schedule, time-table for AsiadsOrganisers say about 18,000 athletes and officials are visiting Jakarta and co-host city Palembang for the Asian Games, which features 40 sports. For all the Latest Sports News News, Asian Games News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.
A STRIKE from the prolific Nathan Lewis and an own goal propelled San Juan Jabloteh to a 2-0 over Racing FC in the opening match in the final round of the Caribbean Football Union’s Caribbean Club Championships in Trinidad and Tobago on Sunday.The ‘home side’ improved to four straight wins in this year’s competition after they stopped the Haitian unit to top Group B after the first round of matches.Lewis, who scored a team-high four goals in the first round of the competition, put San Juan up 1-0 in the 50th minute. Racing’s problems were compounded when Joseph Mitchelson scored in his own net to put his side in a 2-0 hole from which they could not emerge.Come today, Racing FC will take on Jamaica’s Portmore FC. The Jamaicans will take on the group leaders on Thursday, May 18.