Medan Veterinary Center rules African swine fever as cause of thousands of pig deaths

first_imgThe Medan Veterinary Center has confirmed that the deaths of tens of thousands of pigs in Nias and South Nias regencies in North Sumatra were due to the African swine fever (ASF) virus. Medan Veterinary Center head Agustia said his team sent the test results to the Animal Husbandry Directorate General, adding that the virus could spread to the rest of Nias Island if preventative measures were not taken.”There are indications that the virus has spread to Gunung Sitoli already. We ask other areas, especially North Nias and West Nias, which have not yet been infected, to remain cautious since this virus spreads quickly,” Agustia said on Saturday.  According to Medan Veterinary Center data, the number of dead pigs in Nias and South Nias has surpassed 37,000.Read also: Two Sumatra regencies report sudden death of pigsTo halt the spread of the virus, Agustia recommended that the Nias and South Nias regency administrations stop the transportation of pigs between villages, designate a special area for the disposal of pig corpses and implement biosecurity measures to reduce pig deaths. “These recommendations must be carried out to prevent further pig deaths on Nias Island,” Agustia said. The East Nusa Tenggara Husbandry Agency previously reported that 2,000 pigs across Timor Island died after contracting ASF in February.Earlier this year, ASF killed tens of thousands of pigs across other areas of North Sumatra, as well as hundreds of pigs in Bali. (dpk)Topics :last_img read more

Salah saves Liverpool after incredible Salzburg comeback, Suarez downs Inter

first_imgThe Morocco international burst through onto Julian Brandt’s pass in the 35th minute and charged towards the goal, skipping past Petr Sevcik and goalkeeper Ondrej Kolar before rifling home the opener.The pair combined again in the final minute with another rapid counter, the Germany midfielder this time slipping Hakimi in down the left and the 20-year-old — on loan from Real Madrid — slotted a neat left-foot finish that made sure of the win.“Hakimi sat on his motorbike and raced away from everybody,” cooed Slavia defender Ondrej Kudela.Ajax took control of Group H with a big 3-0 success at Valencia that put them top with a perfect six points and showed again that they could yet repeat last season’s heroics.Hakim Ziyech opened the scoring for the Dutch champions with an incredible dipping strike on just eight minutes, and Quincy Promes doubled their lead 11 minutes before half-time with his second in as many Champions League games before the break, punishing Daniel Parejo for smashing a penalty high over the bar.Donny van de Beek sealed the points for last season’s semi-finalists when he finished a beautiful passing move in the 67th minute, collecting Dusan Tadic’s brilliant through ball and slotting home the third.Erik ten Hag’s side are three points clear of the La Liga side and Chelsea, who won a tough encounter at Lille thanks to Willian’s 78th-minute volleyed winner that leaves the Ligue 1 outfit bottom without a point after two defeats.Tammy Abraham had given Frank Lampard’s side a deserved 22nd-minute lead with his first ever Champions League goal before more slack set-piece defending allowed Victor Osimhen to level not long after.Zenit St Petersburg top Group G after seeing off Benfica 3-1 in Russia, level on four points with Lyon after their 2-0 win at RB Leipzig.Share on: WhatsApp Salah scores winner after Salzburg makes a 3 goal comeback at Anfield. PHOTO via @ChampionsLeagueParis, France | AFP | Champions League holders Liverpool came out on top of a 4-3 thriller with Salzburg on Wednesday after throwing away a three-goal lead at Anfield before Mohamed Salah’s winner, while Luis Suarez fired Barcelona to a comeback victory over Inter Milan.Salah won the Group E match for Liverpool with his second of the night in the 69th minute, denying Salzburg a point after teenage sensation Erling Braut Haaland had stunned the Reds when he completed an incredible fightback with his 18th goal of the season.The hosts looked to be cruising when Egyptian Salah had added to goals by Sadio Mane and Andy Robertson with a neat finish in the 36th minute, but Hee-Chan Hwang’s brilliant strike shortly before the break gave Salzburg hope.Two goals in four second-half minutes from Takumi Minamino and 19-year-old substitute Haaland, who had only been on the pitch for four minutes when he evaded a dozing Liverpool defence to tap in Minamino’s low cross, left the home crowd stunned.However, Salah spoiled their evening with his sixth goal of the season in all competitions, putting Liverpool level with Salzburg on three points, one behind Napoli after their disappointing goalless draw at Genk.Suarez saved Barcelona’s blushes at the Camp Nou after Lautaro Martinez had scored early for Inter, who then failed to capitalise on their first-half dominance in the Group F clash and lost 2-1.Marc-Andre ter Stegen had to be at his best in the 37th minute to get down low and keep out Martinez’s powerful header, while Stefano Sensi also rued missing the target when well placed shortly afterwards.However Barca moved up a gear in the second half and were deservedly level when Suarez crashed home a superb shot just before the hour mark, and the Uruguayan was at his sharpest to win the match with six minutes remaining.Lionel Messi, a surprise inclusion from the start, suddenly warmed up and skipped past two challenges before laying on Suarez, whose perfect first touch allowed him to sink Inter and draw Barca level on four points with group leaders Borussia Dortmund.– Flamboyant Ajax shine again –The Bundesliga outfit came out on top at Slavia Prague thanks to a pair of counter-attacking strikes from Achraf Hakimi, whose clinical finishing led Lucien Favre’s side to a 2-0 win in the Czech Republic.last_img read more

Earthquake Rattles Parts of Eastern, Southern U.S.

first_imgAn earthquake rattled parts of the eastern U.S., near the Virginia/North Carolina line, Sunday morning.It happened at 8:05 a.m.The quake measured as a 5.1 magnitude on the richter scale.The depth of the quake is measured at 3.7 km, or roughly two miles. According to reports from the US Geological Survey, the quake could be felt in areas including as far north as Lynchburg, Virginia; as far south as Atlanta, Georgia; as far east as Greenville and as far west as Nashville, Tennessee.There are no reports of any damage.This is a developing story.last_img

Watch: King Eric Cantona’s bizarre speech after winning the UEFA President’s award – and…

first_imgAdvertisement 2zjNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsbn8bWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E1znz( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) fkWould you ever consider trying this?😱6b0lCan your students do this? 🌚cae8Roller skating! Powered by Firework Eric Cantona delivered a cryptic speech in UEFA’s annual prize-giving ceremony, speaking about the possibility of an eternal life while accepting the President’s Award in Monaco. The French legend, who gave the ‘seagulls and trawlers’ speech in 1995, still leave people confused while he speaks. Last night he was in a philosophical mood and quoted from the William Shakespeare play ‘King Lear’ during his acceptance speech.Advertisement The 53-year-old was spotted saying,Advertisement “As flies to wanton boys, we are for the gods, they kill us for the sport,” said the former Manchester United forward.“Soon the science will not only be able to slow down the ageing of the cells, soon the science will fix the cells to the state, and so we become eternal. Only accidents, crimes, wars will still kill us, but unfortunately crimes and wars will multiply.”Advertisement Many people in the auditorium were stunned after this speech and the star finished with, “I love football. Thank you.”Watch the bizarre speech:After this display many fans and former players expressed their own version of confusion. Television presenter and former Barcelona striker Gary Lineker claimed the philosophical implications of Cantona’s speech for the upcoming season. Another former England international Michael Owen tweeted:“That has to be the most bizarre speech I’ve ever heard,” to which Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher replied: “It was amazing!!”Eric ‘The King’ Cantona’s delivered the infamous ‘seagulls and trawlers’ statement when he was in community service order for kung-fu kicking a fan in a match against Crystal Palace 23 years ago.“When seagulls follow the trawler it is because they think sardines will be thrown into the sea,” he said.[Video YT/BT Sport][Twitter @GaryLineker @SNFaizalKhamisa]  Advertisementlast_img read more