Vietnam culls 137,000 birds to contain avian influenza outbreaks

first_imgVietnam has so far this year culled 137,180 birds to contain the spreading of bird flu outbreaks, the government said on Thursday.The outbreaks, including 38 outbreaks of H5N6 and five outbreaks of H5N1, have been detected in 13 out of Vietnam’s 63 provinces this year, the government said in a statement.All of the bird flu outbreaks have happened at farms where the birds have not been vaccinated, it said, adding that, in several provinces, only 10%-20% of the birds were vaccinated.Vietnam has a poultry flock of 460 million, and small-sized bird flu outbreaks have not been uncommon in the country during the past five years. Topics :last_img

Police Blotter 06-02-20

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Bayern Munich’s doctor quits after 43 years

first_imgRelatedPosts Bayern Munich fans undergo Super Cup coronavirus tests Vidal lands in Milan to complete move from Barca to Inter Whirlwind Bayern Munich dismantle Schalke in season opener Team doctor Hans-Wilhelm Mueller-Wohlfahrt will leave Bayern Munich after more than four decades on June 30, the Bundesliga champions said on Friday.The 77-year-old worked at the club since 1977. Nicknamed “Mull”, Mueller-Wohlfahrt was also German national team doctor between 1995 and 2018.Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said in a statement that Mueller-Wohlfahrt had done “an excellent job” at the club, “setting a worldwide standard in sports medicine.”“The whole club and generations of players – from Franz Beckenbauer and Gerd Mueller via Klaus Augenthaler and Bastian Schweinsteiger to Thomas Mueller and Robert Lewandowski – owe Mull their greatest thanks,” Rummenigge said.Mueller-Wohlfahrt, while speaking on the development, said: “When I look back on my forty years at Bayern Munich, I’m happy and very satisfied.“The experiences we had here together, the successes we celebrated together and above all the people I met at this club have had a lasting impact on my life.” Bayern Munich said Mueller-Wohlfahrt would concentrate on his practice in the city where he has treated world-class athletes and celebrities, including Usain Bolt, Boris Becker, Bono and Eric Clapton.He will also be engaged in a research project at Munich’s university clinic.dpa/NAN.Tags: Bayern MunichHans-Wilhelm Mueller-WohlfahrtKarl-Heinz Rummeniggelast_img read more

Laudrup concerns over Michu injury

first_img However, at his pre-match conference in Russia, Laudrup suggested the Spain international may be out for longer at a time when he is desperately needed, with Swansea lacking a clinical edge in front of goal. “There are some players not at their best,” said Laudrup. “Michu, our top scorer last season, has been struggling for a few weeks and is not 100 per cent and unfortunately he is out again for maybe three to four weeks.” Such a diagnosis would mean Michu, who has started every Premier League and Europa League fixture so far this term, will not potentially return until the December 4 meeting with Newcastle. Laudrup was keen to make clear that is a worst-case scenario, but also revealed the player has been affected by a problem with both his knees in recent weeks and has gone to Spain for treatment on his various ailments. “When I say he has not been at his best, it is because he has been struggling with both his knees for many weeks, but he wanted to play anyway and he is one of our most important players,” said Laudrup. “So with this ankle injury hopefully he can get both his knees sorted as well. “He will be away in Spain for a few days for some injections.” Laudrup added: “Three to four weeks was the first medical opinion. But we said Ben Davies would be out for three to four weeks and he is back training with us now (after two weeks). “It is always better to do it that way, to say a little more rather than reduce it and say it is three weeks and it ends up being five.” Swansea manager Michael Laudrup admits Michu’s lay-off with an ankle injury could be longer than first expected. Press Associationcenter_img The 27-year-old Spaniard has scored 28 goals for the Swans since his bargain move from Rayo Vallecano, but was hurt in Sunday’s derby defeat against Cardiff. Laudrup had said at the time that Michu would definitely miss Thursday’s Europa League clash with Kuban Krasnodar and Sunday’s Premier League meeting with Stoke, but was hopeful he would be available again after the international break. last_img read more

Graeme McDowell enjoys birdie spree to lead OHL Classic in Mexico

first_img McDowell, who started on the back nine, hit three straight birdies before making the turn. He dropped at shot on the first before following up with four more birdies in a ow. McDowell has not enjoyed the best of years, with only one top-10 finish in 25 starts as he dropped to 85th in the world rankings, but said a change of mental approach has helped him this week. “(I) came into these two weeks with a pretty relaxed attitude,” McDowell said on the PGA Tour website. “The last couple days, so far, the attitude’s been good. I’ve just been out there trying to play golf and enjoy myself.” Graeme McDowell made seven birdies in the space of eight holes as he vaulted up the leaderboard to take a one-shot lead after the second round of the OHL Classic at Mayakoba. McDowell leads by one shot on -12 from Derek Fathauer, one of four overnight leaders, who overcame two bogeys for a second-round 66. Justin Leonard and Shawn Stefani dropped down to a share of fifth with rounds of 68, while Aaron Baddeley had a nightmare day, with three bogeys and a double-bogey on the par-four sixth sending him all the way down to a share of 37th as he signed for a 73. Korean Si Woo Kim is tied for third, two shots back, alongside Harold Varner III, whose 62 was the best round of the day and came despite a bogey on the second hole. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Local High School Student Alleges Anti-Semitic Bullying

first_imgA Boca Raton Community High School student says she has experienced hateful remarks and incessant bullying by her peers since transferring to the school a year ago.“They would keep saying I should burn in the oven, that I’m not supposed to be here,” the teen, who wishes to remain anonymous, tells a reporter.“If I answer a question correctly, they’ll say “oh the Jew knows it, she’s a dirty Jew. Jews aren’t smart,” she adds.The teen informed her guardian, Yvonne Ricardo, about the hateful words, and showed her video that she had taken of the situation at the school.“They saw tape on the wall and they started taking the tape down and using it to draw a swastika on the wall,” the teen explains.Although Ricardo met with school officials to address the issue, the teen says she feels unsafe in the hallways and is not ready to return to the school.“I don’t want to walk into school or anywhere for that matter and not wear my Jewish star and be proud of who I am. I want to show off who I am but you can’t do it when you’re being pushed down to the ground and told you’re worthless,” she says.The Palm Beach School District and District Police say there is an active criminal investigation into the incident.last_img read more

Florida Man’s Anti-Trump Golf Cart Causes Threatening Note

first_imgA Central Florida man who is known to be critical of President Trump says he recently found a threatening note on his door.Although a Sumter County Sheriff’s Office report calls it a “vague threat,” the man says he believes it was placed there because of his golf cart, which carries anti-Trump messages.“I’m the one guy they can’t intimidate. I’m right back in your face if you give me a hard time,” Ed McGinty says.Trump carried The Villages with more than 60 percent of the vote in the 2016 election.“There are some people so far to the right, they think they can intimidate the Democrats and they do a pretty good job of intimidating the Democrats,” adds McGinty.In terms of the public reaction to the political rhetoric on his golf cart, “People go by and give me a thumbs up, others give me the middle finger,” he explains.Last week, McGinty found a note on his door, stating that he needs to be careful if his family is important to him.“If anybody’s got a problem with me, come to me, don’t go after my wife because she has nothing to do with this,” he says in response.last_img read more

Defense comes through as USC edges Santa Barbara

first_imgThe No. 1 USC men’s water polo team proved defense can be the key to victory too.Traveling to Santa Barbara to play the No. 9 Gauchos proved to be a defensive struggle throughout most of the contest but the Trojans managed to pull out a 6-4 victory.“Offensively, it wasn’t one of our best days. We didn’t execute our offensive plan… give a lot of credit to Santa Barbara,” USC coach Jovan Vavic said.The win improves USC’s overall record to 19-1 and 5-0 in Mountain Pacific Sports Federation play.The Gauchos drew first blood and led 1-0 but redshirt junior driver Kyle Sterling responded with back-to-back goals. The Gauchos managed to respond and tie the score but sophomore two-meter Matt Burton got into the scoring act to put the Trojans up 3-2 at the end of the first period.The game was still closely contested till halftime with each team trading scores. Senior two-meter J.W. Krumpholz gave the Trojans a 4-2 lead after converting on a 5-meter penalty shot. But again, the Gauchos responded by scoring to cut the lead to a single goal.Senior driver Justin Rappel gave the Trojans a two goal lead going into halftime while also bringing his season goal total to 29.“Rappel had a great offensive game today. Out of all our players, he was the best for us today,” said coach Vavic.The second half became more of a defensive games as both teams combined for just two goals.The Gauchos managed to strike first after halftime to cut the lead to one goal yet again but senior two-meter Shea Buckner added to his season goal total of 30 to tally the final score for the Trojans.The USC defense held its opponent to four goals or less for the tenth time this season.“You have to credit our defense. They really stepped it up and were dominant,” Burton said.Sophomore goalie Joel Dennerley allowed only one goal in the second half and completely shut down the Gauchos in the final period. He recorded six saves in the contest, bringing his season total to 125.“Joel played very good, especially in the second half,” Vavic said.last_img read more

Syracuse enters ACC tournament without a conference win for first time in program history

first_imgIn its first Atlantic Coast Conference game of the year, Syracuse led No. 11 Virginia on the road for nearly a third of the game before conceding the lead in an eventual tie. In its next conference game, Syracuse struck first again, this time holding a lead over then-No. 17 Louisville for nearly 20 minutes before sinking into an escapable deficit. Then, Syracuse was the seventh-ranked team in the country, just needing “that final quality cross and touch to be able to put it away,” as Syracuse head coach Ian McIntyre said following the game on Sept. 9.It wasn’t just that night his team lacked the final touch.Since tying Virginia, Syracuse (6-8-3, 0-6-2 ACC) has won three games, none of which have been in conference play. For the first time in its four-year history in conference play, Syracuse enters the ACC Tournament without a conference win. The Orange has been outscored 14-8 in conference play, with each loss coming by one goal. In three of its eight conference games, SU led in shots but never goals. Now, the former Top 10 team is the last seed and will travel to fifth-seeded Clemson on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the first round of the ACC Tournament.“We realize there’s no safety net, certainly with playoffs,” McIntyre said. “That’s why it will be electric, that’s why it’s fun. And that’s why we do this.”In the final regular season game of the season, Syracuse tied No. 1 Wake Forest, which entered the matchup unbeaten in conference play. Hendrik Hilpert tallied a career high nine saves en route to ACC Defensive Player of the Week honors. But Syracuse didn’t register a shot on goal in that match.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textEven when the Orange shot on goal, its inability to connect has plagued SU all season. On Oct. 7, against North Carolina State, no defender stood in front of Hugo Delhommelle. The junior midfielder rocketed a shot toward N.C. State’s goalkeeper, who deflected the shot and sprawled on the ground, stopping the ball from crossing the goal line. Two minutes later, N.C. State did what Syracuse couldn’t and buried the ball in the back of the net.Against Duke on Sept. 22, Tajon Buchanan broke free from the Blue Devil defense. The freshman forward sprung into the air and knocked the ball hard at the Duke goal. It bounced off goalkeeper Will Pulisic’s face and Syracuse remained scoreless just under 20 minutes into the game. Eighteen minutes later, Duke provided the goal Syracuse had failed to en route to a 2-1 victory.“I think if we avoid those mistakes, especially like we did against Wake Forest, we are one of the strongest teams in the nation,” Delhommelle said. “That’s what we are looking for, just don’t make any mistakes.”The tie against Wake Forest marked just the second time SU has blanked its opponent this season, nine less than last year’s 11 shutouts. The Orange held opposing ACC teams scoreless for at least a third of the game in six of its eight conference matches. Only one ended in a shutout.The other conference opponent Syracuse came closest to shutting out will host the Orange on Wednesday. Clemson ended Syracuse’s season in 2015 and its conference tournament run in 2016. In the first meeting between the two teams this season, Syracuse held Clemson scoreless for more than 70 minutes, before falling 2-1 following two goals for the Tigers in a five-minute span.In what McIntyre and his team are calling “Clemson Part Seven,” Syracuse seeks a result it hasn’t been granted all season. For it to finally happen, Syracuse will need to do something it hasn’t done this season: finish. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 31, 2017 at 9:37 pm Contact Josh: | @Schafer_44last_img read more

On and off the field, Ange Bradley works to empower players

first_img Published on October 3, 2018 at 11:03 pm Contact Kaci: Comments Ange Bradley wants her players to be a part of something bigger.She wants them to have NCAA Championship rings on their fingers, like her 2015 team. She wants them to walk into a job interview and talk about their experiences being part of a team. She wants them to be successful on the field so that they can be successful off it.“My why is to help empower the women that I coach,” Bradley said, “so that when they go into the workforce, they’re prepared to compete with any man for any position.”Bradley, one of the just two woman head coaches at Syracuse (6-4, 0-3 Atlantic Coast), has created an environment for her players predicated on women’s empowerment. For the Orange, who haven’t won a conference game this year, her message to players off the field is as clear as her teachings on it.Leadership skills, teamwork and how to be strong as a woman are all things goalie Borg van der Velde said she’s learned from Bradley and fully expects to need beyond college. Bradley tells her players to fight for their places. Bradley, freshman Laura Graziosi said, is teaching her players that women can compete with men after college.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textLaura Angle | Digital Design EditorIn Bradley’s 12 seasons coaching Syracuse, many of those players have seen on-field success — final four appearances, one national title — but that’s not all Bradley wants to prepare her players for.Senior Roos Weers sees Bradley as a life coach on top of her field hockey coach. In her four years at SU, she said she feels she’s changed as a person. A lot of that is due to Bradley.Bradley, Weers said, knows how to “push all the right buttons” to motivate her players.“She’s very big in character and in the way you present in life,” Weers said.Still tied at one at the end of two overtime periods against Penn on Sept. 23, the game went to a shootout. Bradley and her team huddled up. She asked for volunteers. Weers, Claire Webb and Carolin Hoffmann all stepped up.Bradley often allows her players to step up in big moments of the game. Before taking a penalty corner, Weers said the team similarly huddles and, after a suggestion on which play to use from Bradley, they decide who will take the ball out of the circle and who gets to shoot. Players volunteer whenever they’re feeling good.“She wants us to be strong and tough, like all the time,” Graziosi said.Mental strength is something freshman Kira Wimbert has already learned from Bradley. The idea of not giving up and staying strong mentally has helped Wimbert in school. When something is hard, she stays mentally tough and finishes through. Similarly, during a game when it’s getting hard, players apply that mental toughness to get through the game.Said Bradley: “That’s my whole mission as a coach.”center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more