USDA, FAO to launch animal disease crisis center

first_img The facility will be run by the FAO in close collaboration with the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), according to a joint press release from the USDA and FAO. Specialists at the center will provide disease analysis and information and will dispatch resources to prevent and manage dangerous animal diseases. Experts there will also collaborate with the World Health Organization. See also: The United States will provide $1.8 million, and the USDA is sending four veterinarians to help launch the new center, officials said. France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom will also contribute to the center. The announcement gave no details on the center’s staff size or budget. “All nations will benefit as we work to reduce the risk and spread of highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza,” said USDA Secretary Mike Johanns. “The international community has a responsibility to equip countries, especially developing countries, with the expertise and resources necessary for a rapid and effective response to any possible animal disease outbreak.” Samuel Jutzi, head of the FAO’s Animal Production and Health Division, said the crisis center will boost the effectiveness of the FAO’s current operations related to avian flu, which is especially important now that the H5N1 virus is present in at least 32 countries. Jul 14, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) announced today that a new animal disease crisis management center will begin operating in late July at FAO headquarters in Rome, with an initial focus on H5N1 avian influenza. Jul 14 USDA news releaselast_img read more

Shorthanded Clippers face Jazz team that is back at full strength for Game 5

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error LOS ANGELES – The shorthanded Clippers will face a Utah Jazz team that is back to full strength tonight at Staples Center in Game 5 of their best-of-7 first-round playoff series.All-Star forward Gordon Hayward will return to Utah’s lineup after leaving the Jazz’s Game 4 Game 4 victory early because of food poisoning on Sunday night in Salt Lake City. “I was definitely down for the count,” Hayward said Tuesday morning, according to The Salt Lake Tribune. “Haven’t been sick like that in years, maybe at all. So it was rough, but I’m happy that we got the win. I was really proud of the guys.”The series is knotted at two wins each, with the series shifting back to Utah for Game 6 on Friday.The return of Hayward is bad news for the Clippers, who are without forward Blake Griffin for the rest of the season.center_img “It goes without saying that he obviously has been our best player this year, best offensive player,” Jazz coach Quin Snyder said. “It’s good to have him back after the other night.”Hayward, who scored a career-high 40 points in Game 3, rejoins a Jazz lineup that once again boasts star center Rudy Gobert. Gobert took the court in Game 4 for the first time since suffering a knee injury in the first minute of Game 1 at Staples Center.Gobert finished with 15 points, 13 rebounds and a pair of blocked shots in Utah’s 105-98 victory.Hayward said both he and his wife, Robyn, got food poisoning after eating “a sandwich from a place.” A first-time All-Star this season, Hayward left Game 4 after playing just nine minutes.The Clippers will play their second game without Griffin, who suffered an injury to his right toe in the first half of Game 3. The free agent-to-be averaged 25 points in Games 1 and 2.While there is no replacing Griffin, guard Austin Rivers will be available for the Clippers for the first time since March 29, when he suffered a strained left hamstring.Rivers averaged 12 points per game during the regular season.last_img read more

Ballet Wichita performed ‘Alice in Wonderland’ on Saturday

first_imgby Amber Schmitz, Sumner Newscow — The Ballet Wichita traveled to Wellington, Saturday evening to perform “Alice in Wonderland” to a crowd of Wellington people as part of the “Fall Ballet in the Park.”  The event was preceded by a tea party sponsored by No. 7 Coffee Shop. For all the pictures of the event, click here. Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more