Dec 21, 2004 (CIDRAP News) – Overcoming the threat of avian influenza is the single most pressing agricultural and public health issue facing Southeast Asia, Singapore’s minister of state for national development, Cedric Foo, said yesterday in opening a regional meeting on the disease, according to Agence France-Presse (AFP) reports.In his address to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Singapore, Foo made a point others have raised in recent months: that combating the deadly avian flu will require regional collaboration.”A coordinated regional approach to prevent, control and eradicate HPAI [highly pathogenic avian influenza] is crucial to overcoming this threat,” AFP quoted Foo as saying.The ASEAN members agreed today to focus on several activities for preventing and controlling avian flu, according to Xinhua, the Chinese news service.The report said tasks were split out this way: Singapore will share information on regional epidemiologic studies; Thailand will attend to disease surveillance and alerts as well as diagnostic abilities; and Malaysia is to focus on disease-free zones, containment, and emergency preparedness. Coordinating countries will make detailed work plans.Members of the ASEAN task force on avian flu will meet next in Thailand in May, the story added.United Nations activitiesThe Vietnamese government and the United Nations announced on Dec 18 that they would set up a task force to coordinate efforts against avian flu. It will include the World Health Organization (WHO), the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, and Vietnam’s ministries of health and agriculture, according to an online report by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.The WHO sounded a similar tone on Dec 15 in announcing the opening of a pandemic emergency response center at WHO headquarters in Geneva, according to the United Nations News service.The emergency response center is a $5 million room that can be reorganized quickly to address diseases that threaten to become pandemics, such as avian flu. It is wired for a variety of communications aimed at linking far-flung laboratories and specialists, and can function even if local electrical and phone service are interrupted, the news release said.The lab will allow the WHO to muster “a targeted public health response anywhere in the world in 24 to 48 hours,” the WHO’s Dr. Michael J. Ryan said in the news release.Virus reported in wild birdsThe push for partnerships and improved surveillance comes against a drumbeat of concern about the persistence of H5N1 flu in Southeast Asia. In the last week, a grey heron was found dead from that flu strain in Hong Kong, according to the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE). Tests of poultry farms within 5 kilometers of the dead heron found no indication of avian flu.In Thailand, scientists have found evidence of the virus in wild native birds not previously known to harbor it, according to a Dec 14 story in the Bangkok Post. Ten of 1,011 bird samples tested recently were positive, including samples from pigeons, Asian open-billed storks, a cormorant, a red-collar dove, a scaly breasted munia, and a black drongo.Although the WHO has not confirmed any human cases of H5N1 since the 32 deaths and 44 total cases noted by Oct 25, scientists in Japan say poultry workers and a health worker there might have been infected with the virus during a poultry outbreak last February.None of the five people who might have been infected became seriously ill, according to articles posted on ProMED-Mail, a Web site of the International Society of Infectious Diseases. Researchers found antibodies to avian flu in blood samples taken in February and March, but hadn’t determined whether the five had contracted the disease.The Japanese health ministry is expected to release a detailed report Dec 22.In other developments, AFP reported today that 3,680 chickens in southern Vietnam died or were killed recently after showing symptoms that suggested H5N1 avian flu. The chickens were on farms in the Mekong Delta’s Can Tho city, the report said.Tests for the virus were conducted on several other farms in the area, and results were being awaited, according to the story.See also:UN News report on emergency response center
SHARE Email Facebook Twitter August 09, 2017 Economy, Jobs That Pay, Press Release Erie, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today visited Logistics Plus, Inc., a worldwide supply chain management company, to meet with employees and view the company’s plans for the expansion of its headquarters in the City of Erie.“It’s exciting to be in Erie touring another thriving company,” said Governor Wolf. “I am committed to supporting the growing business climate in region and love to see first-hand what an innovative company like Logistics Plus has planned for the future.”Coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team, last month, Logistics Plus announced its plans to expand and create 44 new, family-sustaining jobs in Erie. Today, the governor toured the company’s facility and planned expansion site. The expanded facility will allow for the handling of all logistics for clients, from order intake to shipping and installation.“Logistics Plus has grown from a three-person operation in 1996, to a global organization, employing over 130 people in Erie alone. We are grateful to Governor Wolf and the commonwealth for acknowledging our efforts to attract and retain local graduates,” commented Gretchen Seth, Senior VP of International. “Our CEO Jim Berlin calls it the ‘brain gain’.”Logistics Plus Inc. is a worldwide provider of transportation, warehousing, global logistics, and supply chain solutions. Founded in Erie by local entrepreneur Jim Berlin 20 years ago, Logistics Plus employs over 400 people and has been repeatedly recognized as one of the fastest-growing transportation and logistics companies in the country. On ‘Jobs That Pay’ Tour, Governor Wolf Visits Logistics Plus Inc.
Attention to detail was a must in the design. Soak up the view.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa18 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago Unwind while you soak up the Gold Coast’s spectacular skyline. Relax in the luxe bedroom. Cook up a storm in this kitchen.It was originally put on the market at $12.5 million in 2016, with the price later cut to $9.95 million.Mr Bakir bought the ex-Raptis offices from receivers to a company linked to failed share-trading firm chief “Aussie Rob” Wilson for $1.2 million in 2014.He then spent several million dollars turning the space into a penthouse with a “‘wow” factor, aided by design tips from Sunland Group chairman Soheil Abedian. Luxury at every turn. There is no shortage of luxury features here. It even has a lift.It was Queensland’s top sale price last week.The sale tops the city’s previous penthouse high of $9.2 million, set six years ago when Melbourne builder Peter Devitt bought the apartment that crowns Main Beach’s Liberty Panorama tower.The luxurious skyhome at the Towers of Chevron Renaissance, which spans the 39th and 40th floors, is on one of the most popular tourists strips in the country and took two years to build.It has four bedrooms, five bathrooms, 21 car spaces and panoramic views over the city, beaches, main river and Gold Coast hinterland. 3250/23 Ferny Ave, Surfers Paradise was Qld’s top sale last week.THE ink is dry on the sale of a palatial Surfers Paradise apartment, which now holds the Gold Coast penthouse sale record.Property development company owner Ron Bakir sold his apartment at 3250/23 Ferny Avenue for $9.5 million in January but it settled on March 12.
Washington D.C. — Officials from the Center for Disease Control say an antibiotic-resistant strain of salmonella is responsible for multiple reports of sickness in 29 states, including one Hoosier.The source of the raw chicken is unclear from lab tests, and no single common supplier has been identified. The strain has shown up in samples from a variety of raw chicken products including pet food, chicken pieces, ground pieces and whole chickens. The bacteria have also been found in live chickens. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service is monitoring the outbreak, and the CDC’s investigation is ongoing.People sick with this strain have experienced stomach pain, cramps, diarrhea and fever 12 to 72 hours after exposure to the bacteria.Most people infected with salmonella, the most frequent cause of foodborne illness, get better in four to seven days without treatment. Symptoms can be worse for people with underlying medical conditions, children under 5 and people older than 65, as they typically have weaker immune systems.The CDC says the outbreak started in January, and more people have tested positive for this strain through September.The patients live in California, Washington, Texas, Nebraska, Missouri, Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Louisiana, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Hawaii, Massachusetts and Maine.For more information from the CDC click here.
West Brom have confirmed that they will deal internally with striker Peter Odemwingie’s latest Twitter outbursts against the club. West Brom also confirmed that social networking activity is governed by the club’s disciplinary code of conduct. Odemwingie tweeted: “Keeping me on the bench now is worst than what they did to me on the 31st (of January). New advisors told me to say its all my fault cos its better for me. “A normal team will never let a player who acted like I did come back. Why keep me still. If they like they shouldn’t even give me 10 mins to play. “Threatening to ruin my career? Career I closed already last summer? No harm to me.” Odemwingie added: “Want to treat me like an average player. The abuse and praise I get is average? So get some extra from me too. “I am not at peace. Took steroid injections numerous times when team needed me back quick. Commitment still in doubt. “More reasons? Should still stay loyal? Even if it sounds childish. It’s a lot. People I should trust normally hold meetings. Before that I was a proper gentleman in the team and trusted everyone. I tried to leave quietly. Didn’t work.” Odemwingie was disciplined after releasing a series of social networking outbursts against the Baggies in January after they rejected his transfer request. The 31-year-old launched another series of attacks after driving to Loftus Road without permission on transfer deadline day only for the move to QPR to fall through. And on Sunday, the Nigerian international hit out at being omitted from the starting line-up for the past four games. While the majority of Odemwingie’s tweets have since been deleted, an Albion spokesman said: “The club are aware of what Peter has said and we will deal with it internally.” Press Association
Related Articles Sporting Solutions wins Norsk Tipping tender January 7, 2020 Submit OPTIMA has signed an agreement with Gaming Laboratories International (GLI) for ongoing compliance testing, security services and technical consultancy of its OPTIMAMGS platform.As part of the agreement, GLI will independently evaluate OPTIMAMGS’ individual setups for every customer, and partner ahead of the systems going live. Jacob López, OPTIMA CEO, said: “With this agreement, we will ensure that OPTIMA customers and partners can rest assured that every individual OPTIMA setup is fully compliant at the maximum level during its entire lifetime, before, during, after the systems are deployed into the live environments, and also every time the systems are changed in response to operator’s individual roadmap delivery, when regulatory changes arise and during general system upgrades.“OPTIMA, supplies platforms to customers and partners in many highly regulated markets worldwide such as Spain, France, South Africa, Italy, Romania, Bulgaria, United Kingdom, Malta and many others worldwide, the expansion will continue as planned in our company strategy.“As part of the continuous expansion of the company in new regulated markets, as well as in existing markets where we are supplying technology, a partner like GLI will ensure OPTIMA is not only offering one of the most, if not the most, highest performing feature rich platform in the market, but also a platform that is compliant at the maximum level in a highly regulated industry where non-compliance could cause strong financial and reputational damage to operators.“By investing in the introduction of a new process of compliance quality testing, in addition to OPTIMA’s already comprehensive Quality Assurance processes and any normal external testing that might be performed by regulators as part of their standard requirements and certification processes, OPTIMA will now also have GLI certifying our systems. “GLI’s testing will run in parallel to the official laboratories appointed by our partners in their new licensing or change management processes. The scope of the testing is not only the remote technical standards for which regulators demand evidences during the licensing processes, but also include areas like tax, compliance reporting consistency and adherence to guidelines and best practices published by regulatory bodies in every market pursuant to regulatory technical requirements, or that require a wider and more comprehensive verification process.”James Maida, GLI’s CEO, added: “We are thankful to Optima that have chosen to change to GLI for our enhanced testing, security and consultancy excellence. Our premium services will ensure maximum up-time and integrity of the OPTIMAMGS systems. Just like GLI, it’s clear Optima greatly values the operators and customers they serve. “This shared philosophy will serve both organizations well as we embark on the road ahead which will ultimately benefit Optima and its stakeholders globally.” Golden Race continues US move with SCCG partnership January 17, 2020 StumbleUpon Share DOWNLOAD: Superbet CEO stars in first SBC Magazine for 2020 January 28, 2020 Share