Avian Flu Scan for Apr 25, 2016

first_imgH5N6 hospitalizes girl in China’s Hunan provinceFor the second time in a week, China reported an H5N6 avian flu case, this time in an 11-year-old girl from Hunan province, according to a provincial government announcement translated and posted by FluTrackers, an infectious disease news message board.The girl, from Zhuzhou city, got sick on Apr 11 and was apparently hospitalized 2 days later. Testing to determine the cause of her pneumonia revealed the H5N6 virus. She was treated in the intensive care unit, where he condition is improving. The statement didn’t say how she was exposed to the virus.China reported its previous H5N6 infection last week, which involved a 35-year-old man from Hubei province, which shares a border with Hunan. Both are in south central China.The first human infection involving the novel virus was reported by China in 2014, and the country has now reported 12 such cases, 9 since the end of December. China and a few other Asian countries have reported H5N6 in poultry, but China is the only one to report human cases.The World Health Organization has said it is closely monitoring H5N6 developments, and that most patients had been exposed to live poultry before they became ill. So far its assessment of the risk hasn’t changed.Apr 25 FluTrackers thread Apr 21 CIDRAP News scan “Chinese man hospitalized with H5N6 infection”  Lebanon reports first H5N1 outbreak as Ghana, Mexico report eventsLebanon’s agriculture ministry recently reported the country’s first known highly pathogenic H5N1 avian flu outbreak, which struck a large farm in the eastern region, while officials in Ghana and Mexico reported more highly pathogenic outbreaks in poultry, according to separate reports to the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE).The Lebanese outbreak was detected after the farm owner reported abnormal bird deaths, which began on Apr 20. Authorities immediately quarantined the farm in the Beqaa Valley, and investigation and further sampling are under way. The outbreak killed 20,000 of 80,000 susceptible birds, with the remaining ones destroyed to curb the spread of the virus, according to the Apr 23 OIE report.Ghana also reported H5N1 at two commercial farms in the southern part of the country, part of ongoing activity in a handful of African countries, with Nigeria the hardest hit. Ghana reported its most recent outbreak in early February.Ghana’s latest events began on Apr 3 at a layer farm in Eastern region, according to an Apr 22 OIE report. Of 3,940 chickens at the facility, 2,210 deaths were reported, with the remaining ones culled as part of the outbreak response. On Apr 12 the virus struck another layer farm, this time in Western region, killing 102 of 252 birds. The remaining ones were slaughtered.Elsewhere, animal health officials in Mexico reported six more highly pathogenic H7N3 outbreaks, all but one at commercial poultry farms. Four different states were affected: Puebla and Veracruz, which reported two outbreaks, and two others that reported one outbreak apiece: Oaxaca and Jalisco. All are in southern Mexico. The largest of the events occurred at a layer farm in Jalisco state that housed 161,000 chickens.The events began from Apr 5 to Apr 20. Of 172,813 susceptible birds at the six locations, the virus killed 1,723, and the remaining poultry are slated for depopulation, and other control measures and investigations are under way.Mexico confirmed its first H7N3 outbreak last April. So far this year it has reported 29 outbreaks involving the strain.Apr 23 OIE report on H5N1 in Lebanon Apr 22 OIE report on H5N1 in Ghana Apr 22 OIE report on H7N3 in Mexicolast_img read more

Trainee solicitors face debts of more than £10,000

first_imgMore than half of trainee solicitors have racked up debts of more than £10,000 before qualifying, according to an annual survey published by law student forum TraineeSolicitor.co.uk. The survey of around 200 trainees revealed that 55% had debts in excess of £10,000, while 35% were more than £15,000 in debt, and 18% had no debt at all. Some 86% of trainees questioned thought too many people graduated from the Legal Practice Course (LPC) each year, increasing competition for training contracts. The survey showed that 60% of trainees had made 10 or more applications for a training contract, with 12% making more than 50 applications. Nearly 90% thought it was harder to get a training contract in 2009 than in 2008. National firm Eversheds was the firm where most trainees said they wanted to work, with City firm Allen & Overy in second place and national firms DLA Piper and Pinsent Masons in joint third. Jamie Hutchinson, a director of TraineeSolicitor.co.uk, said: ‘2009 was the toughest year in recent memory for anyone looking to secure a training contract. Firms cut the number of training contracts, reduced salaries, deferred start dates and made hundreds of newly qualified solicitors redundant. Even the Law Society started a campaign to warn students about the risks of pursuing a legal career.’ He added: ‘It is now common to take a pre-application online test, complete an online application, attend an assessment day and face numerous interviews before obtaining a training contract… Competition is fierce and 2010 will only see the number of applicants per vacancy rise.’ The full survey results are available at: http://www.traineesolicitor.co.uk/survey.last_img read more

High school softball: Assistant Brittany Gregg named head coach at Airline

first_imgHer sister, Tiffany Wood, isthe head coach at Calvary Baptist. She guided the Lady Cavs to the Class 2Astate championship in 2016 and the Division III title in 2017. “So appreciative of what former AHS softball coaches, like coach (Tracy) Rambin and coach Digilormo, have done for our softball program and excited about what coach Gregg and staff are going to continue,” Airline athletic director Ronnie Coker said in a text message. Gregg comes from a prominentsoftball family. Gregg has a son, Kinsler, who just turned 1. Airline loses four seniorsthat played a major role in the team’s success. But Gregg is looking forward tokeeping the program at a high level. “My son is going to be raised at the ballpark as well,” she said. Her father, Greg Frazier, is an assistant at Calvary and a former head coach at Southwood. Gregg replaces ReginaDigilormo, who stepped down after the 2019 season to focus on her duties ashead volleyball coach. “Those four seniors meant a lot to me, but we have four more this year that mean just as much and that are going to do a great job,” she said. “They’re all very eager and ready to go.” Brittany Gregg (right) has been named head softball coach at Airline. Gregg has helped Airline win three straight District 1-5A championships. Last season, the Lady Vikings went 28-4 and reached the Class 5A semifinals for the first time since 2007. Gregg is a 2008 graduate ofSouthwood. After graduating from LSUS, she began her teaching and coachingcareer at Greenacres Middle School in 2013. “I’m very excited,” Greggsaid. “I’ve been with most of these girls since middle school and now throughhigh school. Those seniors, I’ve been with them since their sixth-grade year.” “It’s definitely part of the family tradition,” Gregg said. “My dad has been coaching at least 30 years now. My sister has been at Calvary for awhile. We were raised at the ballpark and just continue in that tradition.” Gregg and Airline will behosting a youth clinic softball camp Thursday and Friday at the school from 8a.m. to noon each day. Instruction will be provided by the Airline coachingstaff and players. Cost is $50.Perfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?Perfect-Dating.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Secret Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unblock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoAspireAbove.comRemember Abby from NCIS? Take A Deep Breath Before You See How She Looks NowAspireAbove.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoNews gadgetThis watch takes the whole country by storm! it’s price? Ridiculous!News gadget|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Trick Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unlock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCelebsland.com9 Celebrity Before-And-After Plastic Surgery DisastersCelebsland.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Brittany Gregg, an assistant coach for four years, has been promoted to head softball coach at Airline. After two years of teachingand coaching basketball and softball at Greenacres, she moved to Airline as anassistant softball and head swimming coach.last_img read more

Bournemouth FC news: Callum Wilson signs new four-year contract

first_imgBournemouth striker Callum Wilson has signed a new four-year contract which will keep him with the Cherries until 2020. The 24-year-old missed the majority of Bournemouth’s first season in the Premier League after he ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee in September, but returned to the side for the final games of the 2015-16 season. Wilson joined Bournemouth in 2014, scoring twice on his debut and becoming the club’s top goalscorer as they were promoted into the Premier League for the first time in their history. Speaking to the official website, chief executive Neill Blake said: “We’re absolutely delighted that Callum has signed a new four-year deal.“Callum has constantly improved during his time here and only his injury stopped him from having a big impact in the Premier League last year.“Now back to full fitness, we’re excited to see Callum continue to improve over the next four years.”The news comes the day after Lys Mousset joined the club from French Ligue 2 side Le Havre on a four-year deal. Speaking to the Bournemouth Echo, manager Eddie Howe said about the signing: “”There was a lot of competition for Lys’ services and it was quite a protracted transfer so we are very pleased to have got it over the line. “Lys is a really talented young centre-forward who we believe will be a real asset for us, both in the short and long term.“He has just had a really good season for Le Havre and scored a number of goals. Myself, Jason and our team of scouts have all watched him a lot and we all liked what we saw.“He is an under-20 international and recently played in the Toulon Tournament where he performed very well for France.“Last season was his breakthrough season when he did very well for them and showed he is a player of rich potential.“He had a good grounding at Le Havre. They have produced some good players and Lys has all the makings of being another one.“He has all the attributes you look for in a young player. He is a good size, he is very strong, very quick and knows where the goal is. He is very much in the AFC Bournemouth mould.“We are really excited to have signed him and are very much looking forward to working with him.” Callum Wilson 1last_img read more