November 19, 2020

Feds change plan for reporting avian flu in wild birds

first_imgNov 3, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – Because federal officials expect to keep finding low-pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza viruses in wild birds, they recently announced a new procedure for reporting the findings: posting them online but not issuing news releases.Since August the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Department of the Interior (DOI) have announced 12 avian flu detections as part an expanded wild bird monitoring program, and all have been low-pathogenic forms, which pose no human health risk.Low-pathogenic avian flu viruses often occur naturally in wild birds and cause only minor sickness or no noticeable disease. However, low-pathogenic strains sometimes mutate into deadly strains.In an Oct 26 news release, the USDA and DOI said they expected to find additional cases of the low-pathogenic “North American” strain of H5N1 in wild birds in coming months. The agencies said they would list all routine detections on the National Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Early Detection System (HEDDS) (see link below). The USDA will also include a link to the list on its Web site.In unusual cases, such as a large number of sick or dead birds or a finding that suggests a highly pathogenic virus, the agencies will issue a news release or hold a technical briefing to alert the media and public, officials said.Since the USDA and DOI switched to online reporting of low pathogenic cases, there have been four new reports of such findings in wild birds. They include mallard ducks killed by hunters in St Claire County, Mich., Grundy County, Ill., and Niagara County, N.Y., and a green-winged teal killed by a hunter in Tuscola County, Mich. Confirmatory testing is underway in all four instances.As they announced the new reporting protocol, the federal agencies said avian flu had been ruled out in a previously announced suspected case in Ohio. In mid October the agencies reported finding H5 and N1 avian flu proteins in apparently healthy ducks in Ottawa County. However, the Oct 26 announcement said confirmatory testing revealed no H5 or N1 subtypes, and no virus could be grown.The USDA said it’s not unusual for a specific subtype to be identified in initial screening tests but not be isolated in confirmatory testing.last_img read more

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Orioly is looking for a Content Marketing Manager

first_imgStart-up company Orioles, which has created excellent software that aims to help tour business owners and guides to more easily run their business, tours and departures in one place and easily sell their offer via the web, is looking for Content Marketing Manager.As they point out from Orioly, they are looking for a creative and proactive person who will change with them the way small tour and activity organizers run their business and sell online. Trust me, they think seriously and have a great product. Below I convey what and how to become a new bird in their flock.We want to strengthen our marketing team with the person who will be in charge of content marketing.A little about us and “our car”For those who don’t happen to know? …Orioly is a modern cloud application for small tour and activity organizers that speeds up and simplifies their business flow, helps increase online sales and automates online marketing. The result is: tour and activity owners sit and watch online reservations fall from the sky! ?We have regular foreign clients we love to work for and can’t wait to expand our team with a new member who will enjoy developing online content and marketing activities for the purpose of gaining new clients.Do you want to work in a dynamic and relaxed team and participate in the development of our brand? You write great and are you a creative person? Is the theme of the trip great for you?Excellent. What are you waiting for? Contact us at ivan@orioly.com and we are going to create a new exciting story together.We are looking for a person who will:create quality content on our website and blog (copywriting)develop the content of the onboarding process by which we teach our users how to use the applicationWrite content for email marketingDevelop a marketing strategy and online promotion plancreate presentation content for larger partnersdesign unique content for social networksproactively study new trends in tourism promotion and together with all team members develop the Orioly brand platformThe person we will hire will work exclusively on the Orioly project. So there is no agency job. Only and only Orioly!What do we expect from the person we will hire?One needs to know what copywriting isHe has excellent English in speech and writingHe has a high level of literacyHe knows how to write articles for SEOHe knows the basics of PhotoshopHe has experience planning marketing activities on various online channelsWorking for quality presentations at Powerpoint is a bonusWorking with tools like Mailchimp, Intercom, Adobe Premier are a bonusKnowledge of social media profile management is a bonusShe must be a positive, proactive person who will be willing to learn new trends in online marketingWhat do we offer?Dynamic environment, young and relaxed team (average age – 28)Flexible working hoursContinuing education (expect to have one “learning” task in each two-week cycle)Free online education and literature on requestPossibility to visit foreign fairs and start-up eventsWorking with super interesting clientsA positive and creative environment in the Technology Park Zagreb where a bunch of young people are working diligently on their ideasSend us your resume and LinkedIn profile at ivan@orioly.com and let’s go create a new super start-up story together!Related news: CROATIAN TRAVEL AGENCIES URGENTLY NEED TECHNOLOGICAL PROGRESSlast_img read more

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Man City First Billion-euro Squad

first_imgManchester United have the second most expensive English squad (751m euros).CIES, the football statistics research group based in Switzerland, looked at the senior players in each team in all four of Europe’s biggest leagues – Premier League, La Liga, Serie A and Bundesliga.Paderborn, promoted to the German top flight in the summer, were found to have the cheapest squad, valued at 4m euros (£3.57m).THE TOP 10Club / squad value in euros1. Man City – 1.014 billion2. Paris St-Germain – 913m3. Real Madrid – 902m4. Man United – 751m5. Juventus – 719m6. Barcelona – 697m7. Liverpool – 639m8. Chelsea – 561m9. Atletico Madrid – 550m10. Arsenal – 498mSELECTED OTHERS11. Everton – 486m12. Tottenham Hotspur – 465m19. Leicester City – 312m21. West Ham United – 259mShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Manchester City have assembled the first billion-euro squad, a report by the CIES Football Observatory announced yesterday.City, who have benefitted hugely since the Abu Dhabi group takeover in 2008, spent 1.014bn euros on their current players with Paris St-Germain (913m euros) and Real Madrid (902m euros) in second and third respectively.The Premier League champions’ squad is worth 32 times the value of Norwich’s.last_img read more

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GVC sharpens CSR focus with Foundation launch

first_img EPIC and Whysup ‘continue to make real change’ with partnership renewal August 19, 2020 GVC absorbs retail shocks as business recalibrates for critical H2 trading August 13, 2020 Submit Share In a bid to support its ongoing corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives, GVC Holdings has launched The GVC Foundation which will oversee the coordination and support of the gambling group’s objectives and donations around the world.The new foundation will primarily focus upon responsible gambling, sports integrity and gambling regulation research, education and treatment of problem gambling, as well as supporting grassroots men’s, women and disability sport and mental health initiatives.Commenting on the launch, Virginia McDowell, Chair of GVC’s CSR Committee said: “GVC is determined to spearhead the gambling industry’s approach to CSR initiatives, particularly with regard to responsible gambling and sports integrity-related projects. “The launch of The GVC Foundation is a clear sign of this commitment, consolidating GVC’s hard work in this area over the last few years.”GVC has outlined plans for the Foundation to manage the gambling group’s £2m community fund as well as GVC’s collaborations with SportsAid, EPIC Risk Management, Gordon Moody, the US National Council on Problem Gambling and the Division on Addiction of Cambridge Health Alliance, a Harvard Medical School teaching hospital.In addition to the launch of the Foundation, GVC has also boosted its CSR portfolio by announcing four new initiatives. The foundation has inked a new deal with Italian football club Inter Milan to support female participation in football, which will be backed by both a national media campaign as well as the release of a football-focused talent show for women.To complement its integrity focus, the Foundation will also launch the German Sports Integrity Forum alongside German Bundesliga clubs Borussia Dortmund and FC Köln and sporting integrity platform the Play Fair Code.It has also signed a new agreement with the umbrella organisation for the UK’s professional sportspersons, the Professional Players Federation, to help fund anti-match fixing education programmes across sports such as football, cricket, rugby union and snooker.Finally, the GVC Foundation will also be named as a bronze donor to the Fund to Support Research on Sports Wagering, which will deliver a new stream of funding for research into public health launched in the wake of legal sports betting.Martin Lycka, GVC’s Director of Regulatory Affairs and a Trustee of The GVC Foundation, concluded: “We are delighted to have partnered with sports clubs, gambling researchers and athletes in a number of our key jurisdictions, including Germany, the UK, Italy and the US. “The range of the new initiatives that we are announcing today, and the quality of the partnerships that we have entered, is a great endorsement of our overall CSR strategy, and there is plenty more to come.” Share StumbleUpon GVC hires ‘comms pro’ Tessa Curtis to re-energise media profile  August 25, 2020 Related Articleslast_img read more

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Tom Brady: Don’t read anything into Boston-area home being for sale

first_img“In other words, everything is now on the table: After this season, Tom Brady will be able to make a decision about his football future without the burden of family or contract to influence his mind. It will be solely about where he wants to finish his NFL career.”Listen to Brady talk Monday on WEEI’s “The Greg Hill Show” about his Partriots future: Redskins to make QB decisions after third preseason game, Jay Gruden says Patriots praise Jarrett Stidham after preseason debut: ‘You can see why the staff wanted to have him’ Patriots quarterback Tom Brady says, yes, he has a new contract that potentially makes him a free agent after this season, but don’t assess his future with the team by connecting his new deal and the fact he and wife Gisele Bundchen have put their Boston-area home on the market.”You shouldn’t read into anything,” Brady, 42, said Monday morning on WEEI Radio in Boston. “It takes a long time to sell a house.” Arizona Cardinals on exec’s arrest on suspicion of DUI: ‘Inexcusable’center_img Suspended Patriots receiver Josh Gordon applies for NFL reinstatement, reports say 5 Bedrooms.7 Bathrooms.3-Car Garage.Wine Room.Gym.Spa.Guest House.Yoga Studio.The Brookline home of Tom Brady & Gisele Bündchen is on sale for $39,500,000.The mortgage is $147,422 a month.The next available tour is today at 3:30pm: https://t.co/tu7JcM3ZGr pic.twitter.com/aDFKPyLC0a— Only In Boston (@OnlyInBOS) August 6, 2019NBC Sports Boston was first to report that the 5-bedroom, 5 1/2-plus bathroom house was listed for sale, and that jump-started speculation since Brady’s next-closest property, at Silo Ridge Field Club in Armenia, New York, is nearly three hours from Foxboro.Plus the couple has been househunting in Greenwich, Connecticut, and Alpine, New Jersey, because of their proximity to New York City, according to the New York Post.The bottom line, Brady said Monday, is where he and his family live is … complicated.“We have a great home in New York and we’ve spent time in California over the years,” he said. “My son lives in New York. I have spent time in California. We have a home in Costa Rica we’ve gone to for 12 years. We have a home in Montana we’ve gone to. I think we just have been blessed to have our kids experience the world. My wife is from Brazil. We do a lot of travel. …”I don’t want to put any pressure on myself to have to decide, to determine things without having feelings and emotions of what that moment is like for me. Again, just fortunate to experience different parts of the world and we’ll see when that time comes and we’ll make the decision then.”Brady and the Patriots recently agreed to a deal that will pay him an additional $8 million this season, increasing his 2019 salary to $23 million, but includes void years for 2020 and 2021, ESPN.com reported, citing an unidentified source. (The Patriots have agreed not to use the franchise tag on Brady, according to an ESPN source.)That means the quarterback and the team will have to talk about his contract again early in 2020, before the end of the 2019 league year, if they’re going to extend the current deal on what amounts to a year-to-year basis.”I am certainly at a place — we have been at the same place for a long time and I love playing for the Patriots,” Brady said Monday. “I have such a great relationship with Mr. Kraft and Coach Belichick and our team. We’ll worry about that when that happens. This isn’t the time to worry about it.”ESPN’s Jeff Darlington , however, offered context in a series of tweets when the news broke that Brady’s Boston-area home was on the market:”This isn’t to say Brady is making real estate decisions with the sole intention of leaving the Patriots at the end of the 2019 season — which his contract would reportedly allow — but it most certainly paves the way for their family’s roots in the Boston area to loosen.”Of course, with Brady’s full-time commitment to football in the fall, it is also possible for his family to live elsewhere outside of Boston while he finishes out his career with the Patriots. And it’s not just any house, he said of the Brookline, Massachusetts, mansion that’s listed at $39.5 million.”I don’t know if you guys know, my house is little bit of an expensive one, so it doesn’t fly off the shelves in a couple of weeks,” Brady said. “I think I am at a point in my life where there are a lot of considerations that go into playing. I have a very busy professional life, I have a very busy personal life and any decision that is made has to consider everything.” Related Newslast_img read more

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