Vietnam’s domestic pork supplies could fall by 20 to 35 percent this year as a consequence of African swine fever (ASF), Vietnam News Agency cited the country’s Institute of Policy and Strategy for Agriculture and Rural Development as reporting on Friday.Two scenarios have been presented to assess the impacts of the fever on domestic pork supplies and discuss solutions to ensure sustainable breeding. Accordingly, the domestic pork supply will decrease from 3.9 million tons per year to 3.15 million tons in the first scenario and 2.55 million tons in the second scenario.The average price for live pigs without ASF stands at 46,000 Vietnamese dong (US$2) per kg. The epidemic can raise that by 22 percent and 45.5 percent respectively. The country will have to import 7,100 tons of pork in the first scenario and 8,900 tons in the second scenario to compensate for the domestic shortage, according to the institute. Priority should be given to assisting localities and enterprises in building disease-free chains and zones, supporting small-scale animal husbandry households to switch their agricultural production to other industries, and developing safe and hygienic poultry and cattle breeding to ensure domestic meat supply, the news agency cited the institute in the report.ASF started in Vietnam last February and spread to all 63 provinces and cities, leading to the culling of more than 5.9 million pigs, accounting for about 9 percent of the country’s total herds, according to the Vietnamese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.Topics :
October 19, 2020
Britain said on Thursday it had agreed to acquire over 10 million coronavirus antibody tests from Roche and Abbott which would be rolled out to health and care workers from next week.Mass antibody testing is being considered by many countries as a way to speed the reopening of economies devastated by lockdowns and to introduce more tailored social distancing measures.Health minister Matt Hancock said the tests would be first rolled out to staff, patients and residents in health and care settings. “This is an important milestone, and it represents further progress in our national testing program,” he added.”We’re not yet in a position to say that those who test positive in these antibody tests are immune from coronavirus. But as our understanding of the disease improves, the insight these antibody tests provide will be crucial.”The antibody tests – also known as serology tests – show who has been infected, although it is not yet clear whether the presence of antibodies to the new coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, confers permanent immunity.Hancock said an antibody surveillance study had found 17% of people in London and around 5% or higher in the rest of the country had tested positive for coronavirus antibodies. Earlier this month, a spokesman for Prime Minister Boris Johnson said there was the possibility of issuing some kind of certificate based on immunity but that scientists still needed to know more about that subject area.Hancock also said that Britain would trial a new antigen test – which shows whether people currently have COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus – that would return results in 20 minutes without needing to be sent to a lab for processing.”If it works, we’ll roll it out as soon as we can,” he said. Topics :
October 6, 2020
17 Lydia Place, Gumdale sold on January 19More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020Mr Gerhardt said the owners were “very happy” with the sale and were planning to build another home. “The buyers were a couple moving from the inner-city to start a family,” he said. The RE/MAX agent said interest in the Gumdale and Wakerley area had spiked since Christmas. “December was very quiet, quieter than normal,” he said. “People seem to have put everything off until January and now things are returning back to normal. “We just had an open house in Wakerley that had 26 buying groups through it and it was a property in the mid $900,000s.”Mr Gerhardt said buyers tended to be professional couples moving away from the inner-city to raise children as well as a few empty nesters looking for single storey homes. “Inner city buyers are looking for new homes on sizeable blocks that offer value for money,” he said. “The appeal of the area is the community-based lifestyle and the quietness — there is a lot of cul-de-sac living. “There is a sough-after state school nearby and Westfield Carindale is only 10 minutes away.” 17 Lydia Place, Gumdale sold for $960,000A GUMDALE home on a sizeable block sold last week as buyer interest in the area spiked. The property at 17 Lydia Place sold for $960,000 on January 19. RE/MAX Advantage marketing agent, Todd Gerhardt said interest in the property was slow to begin with but “skyrocketed” after a video was included in the marketing campaign. “Buyers liked the 800sq m block, which is rare these days, the yard, the pool and the nice two-storey home,” he said.“The property was really the complete package.”
September 28, 2020
This year’s Western Dredging Association (WEDA) Eastern Chapter Meeting will take place on October 10-12 in Providence, Rhode Island.The conference will kickoff at 1:30pm on Tuesday, run all day Wednesday, until 5pm, and wrap-up with an ICHDMG session from 9am-noon on Thursday, reports WEDA.According to the organizers, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers dredging schedules will be provided in a different format this year.“On Wednesday in the adjacent ballroom, the Eastern Chapter will host a buffet lunch/breakout session from noon-1:30pm, during which time attendees can approach the various USACE district & division booths and ask project-specific questions, obtain literature, etc. After using the previous formal presentation format for several years, the board figured the same information could be shared in a more dynamic setting,” said WEDA.All Eastern Chapter meetings will be held at the Renaissance Providence Hotel located downtown, across from the State House and just steps from the Riverwalk shops and restaurants and the Amtrak station.[mappress mapid=”24420″]
September 28, 2020
Construction specialist Mick George Ltd has been appointed on behalf of J. Murphy and Sons Ltd to complete earthworks at the main onshore cable site for the Triton Knoll wind farm offshore Lincolnshire, UK.The firm will be stripping the easement where the cables will be placed for this 860MW project.The Triton Knoll project involves the installation of more than 57km of underground high-voltage electrical export cable in Lincolnshire.The route starts at the landfall location north of Anderby Creek, where the onshore and offshore cables connect. It runs to a new substation being constructed near Bicker, and then to the existing National Grid Bicker Fen Substation where the electricity from the offshore wind farm will ultimately connect into the grid.More than 300 individual directional drills – a record for a UK infrastructure project – will ensure the onshore cables can be installed without obstructing any roads, highways, rivers or drains, the company said.Although the two-year onshore construction programme is underway, offshore activities are not expected to begin until late 2019. First energy generation could be as early as 2021.
September 28, 2020
Elmeridge Cables Limited (ECL) has recently delivered two contracts for the British Antarctic Survey (BAS).ECL was asked by BAS to supply two lengths of double-armoured CTD (conductivity, temperature and depth) cable for two Royal Research Survey vessels.These separate contracts were for a single 8,000 meter length for the RRS James Clark Ross and a single 10,000 meter length for the RRS Sir David Attenborough.“Both vessels work in very sensitive and often extreme weather environments, and therefore great care and attention had to be taken throughout each production stage.“BAS stipulated that to avoid slippage on the winch during deployment and recovery, no grease or oil could be applied on or to the armour wires of Galvanised Improved Plow Steel (GIPS), an assurance we were happy to give,” explains Des Smith, owner/managing director at Elmeridge Cables Ltd.“BAS also had strict specifications regarding the diameter and width of the cables drums, even down to hole size for the spindle. This was to allow direct loading and unloading of the drums to and from the winches on board both vessels,” added Smith.Both contracts have been delivered as specified and on time.
September 26, 2020
Image via: maureen61.blogspot.comActing General Manager of the Dominica Broadcasting Corporation (DBS Radio), Shermain Green-Browne says the institution has played a major role in the lives of Dominicans as it observes its 40th anniversary today.Mrs Green-Browne who referred to the station as a ‘national broadcaster’ told DBS News that the station has taken the nation through both high and low periods of its existence.“On November 1 the National Station turns forty; quite a milestone for an institution. From the humble beginnings at the back of the Public Library to Radio Dominica and then by an Act of Parliament, DBS Radio. This national broadcaster has played a major role throughout those years in the lives of Dominicans; taking them from the highs of achieving independence from Britain to the lows of laying to rest three prime ministers,” she said.Mrs Green-Browne further stated “DBS Radio has a mission to continue to continuing playing its role in nation building and as the past sons and daughters who worked here did over the years”.DBS Radio has also organized a yearlong calendar of activities to mark this momentous occasion including an official launch of a music station, a carnival band and awards ceremony.“A year long program from November 1, 2011 to November 1, 2012 has been drawn up including a courtesy month, concerts, lectures, sporting activities, the official launching of the music station 89.5, health and wellness and environmental projects, a carnival band, a symposium for our clients, an awards ceremony, entertainment packages and programming in communities island wide,” Mrs Browne noted.Mrs Green-Browne also explained that today’s activities will include live broadcasting outside of Courts office in Roseau.“On anniversary day, we will be live outside of Courts in the heart of the city from 3pm to 11pm interacting with the public; the Gutter Jing Ping Band will be providing musical entertainment and also the Kings of Cadence, Midnight Groovers will bring the curtains down with a grand performance from 7pm so come and join us in our celebration,” she said. Dominica Vibes News Share Tweet 186 Views no discussions LocalNews DBS Radio celebrates its 40th anniversary today by: – November 1, 2011 Sharing is caring! Share Share
September 26, 2020
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September 20, 2020
Daniel Sturridge’s long injury lay-off last season meant the Reds lacked anyone who was willing to stretch opposition defences, which impacted on the space the more creative players had to work in. With Mario Balotelli seemingly unwilling and Rickie Lambert not suited to pulling opponents out of position manager Brendan Rodgers regularly opted for the now-departed Raheem Sterling in a central role up front despite him not being a striker. It remains to be seen how £32.5million signing Christian Benteke, who only begins training with his new team-mates this week after they returned from their pre-season tour, fits in with Rodgers’ style but Ings is confident he can offer a useful option. “After my knee injury (in 2012) I sort of devoted my whole time to working on my speed, my movement, and my creativity,” he told LFCTV GO. “What I’ve found was really effective, even at Championship level, was making runs constantly in behind. “As soon as a defender switches off that run in behind is so effective. “As long as there’s someone stretching the pitch and you’ve got your creative players behind you in that space – and you’ve got players at this football club to feed those runs – you can be an effective team. “It’s certainly something I’m looking forward to.” Ings is happy to take on the selfless role making runs which may not even see him receive the ball if it means the likes of Philippe Coutinho and new signing Roberto Firmino can benefit from the space which opens up. “I think with the way the game is going, it’s full of creative players now, players who want to be on the ball all the time,” he added. “[But] I really do think, even if I don’t touch the ball as much as those guys if I’m still stretching the game it’s still as effective. “It can all get too crunched and if you don’t create space for those players in behind you then it’s hard to create opportunities. “I’ll always work on my game and stretching in behind.” Meanwhile, Liverpool have allowed defender Andre Wisdom to be loaned out to newly-promoted Norwich for the coming season. It is understood the Reds will receive a loan fee of £1.25million for the services of the 22-year-old, who has previously spent spells at Derby and, most recently, West Brom. Wisdom, an England Under-21 international, needs regular first-team football and having signed a new five-year contract in May going out on loan again is the obvious move after new arrival Joe Gomez impressed on the club’s recent tour to Asia and Australia to move up the pecking order. Gomez, a £3.5million signing from Charlton, was deployed at left-back for some of the friendlies and looks like being able to provide cover on both flanks as well as in the centre if necessary. However, Press Association Sport understands Liverpool have not held talks with Paris St Germain about left-back Lucas Digne and have no interest in the France defender despite reports to the contrary. Liverpool striker Danny Ings believes his all-action style can help make the jobs of the team’s talented playmakers easier. Press Association
September 20, 2020
The 41-year-old from Moneyglass in County Antrim retired from racing in April after being crowned champion jockey for a 20th consecutive year. He heads a list of high-profile sporting names to be honoured which also includes five-time world snooker champion Ronnie O’Sullivan, two-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome and two members of the England women’s World Cup squad – captain Steph Houghton and team-mate Fara Williams. Tony McCoy called it an “unbelievable privilege” as he was awarded a knighthood in the New Year Honours in recognition of his incredible racing career. Houghton said: “I am delighted and surprised to receive an MBE and it is a massive step in the right direction to see that we are being recognised both at country and club level. “I would never have thought of receiving an MBE in a million years because my main aim is just to play as well as you can for your team and your country, and everything else comes as a bonus.” Football Association director Heather Rabbatts – who became the FA’s first female board member in 2012 – has been made a dame for services to football and equality. Sports broadcasters Sue Barker and Jacqui Oatley have been awarded an OBE and an MBE respectively. Tracey Neville, the coach of England’s women’s netball team, was awarded an MBE. She is the sister of former England football internationals Gary and Phil Neville. Former England and Sale rugby union wing Mark Cueto and IBF super-bantamweight boxing champion Carl Frampton were also awarded MBEs. Belfast-born Frampton said he was privileged to join such city luminaries as Barry McGuigan and double Olympic bronze medallist Paddy Barnes in receiving an honour. Frampton said: “It came as a big surprise and it was actually Barry who told me the good news. I am happy and proud and I am pleased that my sport of professional boxing has got some recognition. “It is a good time to get the award ahead of my unification fight against Scott Quigg next month, and it gives me an incentive to go on and achieve even more in my career in the future.” Manchester United and Scotland great Denis Law and Manchester City’s former forward Francis Lee, who was later a chairman of the club, each receive the CBE for services to football and charity. John Surtees also receives the CBE for services to motorsport. The 81-year-old won seven world motorcycling championships before switching to four wheels and winning the 1964 Formula One title. McCoy said: ” It is an unbelievable privilege and honour to receive a knighthood in the New Year Honours List. I certainly wasn’t expecting it. “I consider myself lucky to have had a job I loved, every single day. The team around me made it possible for me to achieve my goals and the support from the public and racing community since my retirement has been overwhelming. A knighthood really tops off what’s been a crazy and memorable year.” O’Sullivan said in 2014 he was not interested in such awards, telling Eurosport: ” I don’t feel like I’ve achieved anything to warrant an MBE.” However he is awarded an OBE for services to snooker, and has had a change of heart. The 40-year-old said: “I am extremely grateful for this recognition which is a great honour and has made both myself and my family very proud. “It came as a great surprise to receive my OBE and I would like to take this opportunity to thank all my family, friends and fans who have supported me throughout my career and made this achievement possible.” Froome said he was “extremely humbled and proud” to also be made an OBE after he became the first Briton to win cycling’s premier road race the Tour de France on two occasions with his victory in July. British Cycling president Bob Howden has also been awarded an OBE. Manchester City centre-back Houghton – who led England to a popular third-place finish in this summer’s World Cup – said the MBEs for herself and midfielder Williams recognised the growing prominence of women’s football. Press Association