Body Science Backs TFA

first_imgTFA is proud to announce its most recent sponsor, Body Science. This new deal will benefit all levels of the sport and all participants. The high quality range of products includes compression garments which are extremely popular in the touch football community to assist with performance and recovery. Compression garments, together with some of the other Body Science products, will be on display and available for sale at the 2008 X-Blades NTL in Coffs Harbour. Pay them a visit, or click on www.bodyscience.com.au to find out more.last_img

10 months agoMan Utd hero Ince: Two better options than joke appointment Solskjaer

first_imgMan Utd hero Ince: Two better options than joke appointment Solskjaerby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United hero Paul Ince has slammed plans to name Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as caretaker manager.Molde coach Solskjaer is expected to be named United caretaker boss after the dismissal of Jose Mourinho on Tuesday.But Ince says: “The suggestion of Ole Gunnar Solskjær makes me laugh, that has to be a joke. It’s absolute madness.”He also wrote for Paddy Power: “If it was me? I’d pick Steve Bruce today. He’s not working at the moment, and he had seven or eight years at the club. He’s been a very good, and successful manager and he more than many understands what it’s like to be a United player. Yes, he’s been sacked, but we’ve all been sacked before.”Between him and Solskjaer there’s no comparison. Plus, I’d love it to be someone English, and someone who United fans through the ages immediately recognise and say ‘I remember Steve Bruce, what a player he was.'”The only other caretaker candidate I’d choose would be Roy Keane. He’d knock those players into shape in no time, he’s managed, and he’s familiar with the club.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

10 months ago​Uefa and Premier League liaise over Man City sponsorship deals

first_imgTagsPremiership NewsAbout the authorIan FerrisShare the loveHave your say ​Uefa and Premier League liaise over Man City sponsorship dealsby Ian Ferris10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveUefa and the Premier League have agreed to share information from separate investigations into allegations surrounding the sponsorship deal Manchester City struck with the Etihad airline in 2015, reports SportBusiness.Football’s European governing body and the Premier League have been carrying out their own inquiries after allegations surrounding the agreement were published by German magazine Der Spiegel.It was claimed in the magazine that, according to leaked emails from executives involved in the deal, £59.5m (€66m/$76m) that was supposed to have been transferred to the club from the airline was in fact paid directly by City’s owners, Abu Dhabi United Group.The league and Uefa have now agreed to share their information and have also reached an arrangement to share any further information in the future.Uefa has been probing whether such actions may have breached Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules. Just days ago, AC Milan was sanctioned after falling foul of FFP regulations, with the Italian Serie A club told that it faces being banned from European competition for one season if it does not break even by June 2021.According to The Times, Uefa president Aleksander Ceferin expects the outcome of the case to be known “very soon”. last_img read more

10 months agoJuventus coach Max Allegri: Being Winter Champions important

first_imgJuventus coach Max Allegri: Being Winter Champions importantby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveJuventus coach Max Allegri was delighted with a crucial win over AS Roma.Mario Mandzukic struck the only goal of the game.“We’re Winter Champions, but we haven’t really won anything yet,” Allegri told DAZN.“We are doing some good things, we’re in the Champions League Round of 16, but the important thing is to have a good buffer from Napoli in second place.“It was a good game, we remained organised when under pressure, Robin Olsen made some fine saves and we played well.“We had to cause Roma problems and put the pressure on them straight away, as it’s a psychologically fragile side. We should’ve done more after going 1-0 up, as they were really struggling.“Roma had more possession in the second half, but we didn’t really allow them any chances. I’d say it was a deserved victory.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Over 60% of almost $340 Million from Traffic Ticket Amnesty Collected on Final Day

first_imgMinister of National Security Hon. Peter Bunting says over sixty percent of the almost $340 million collected from the recent traffic ticket amnesty was earned on the last day. The amnesty which was in effect July 1 – Dec. 31, 2012 allowed motorists to incur no additional fees or penalties on unpaidtickets issued prior to September 21, 2010, once they were paid in full. More than 21-thousand persons showed up at tax offices island wide on December 31. Minister Bunting said the Ministry of National Security is aware that there are persons with unpaid tickets who did not take advantage of the amnesty. He noted that these persons will have to settle these tickets in the traffic court when sessions resume on Monday January 7. Persons for whom warrants have been issued will first need to report to the police before going to traffic court. Special arrangements have been made for persons who had started the payment process at the JCF Traffic Division but did not get the opportunity to complete the process by Monday December 31, 2012, as the system was overwhelmed. Those persons have already been issued stamped documents from the Traffic Division verifying that they had started the process of payment before the end of the amnesty. Such persons must go to a tax office with those documents before Friday January 4, 2012 to complete the payment and secure the benefits of the amnesty. Regarding individuals who claim that they have previously paid fines for tickets which are showing up as unpaid, the Ministry of National Security, Tax Administration Jamaica and the courts will update and reconcile their databases to determine the accuracy of such claims.  Where persons who have paid for tickets during the amnesty are able to provide proof of prior payment they will be eligible for a refund.  A full report on the Traffic Ticket Amnesty and related issues will be made to the Cabinet and the Ministry of National Security will inform the public whether any additional measures will be implemented to address the issue of unpaid traffic tickets. Minister Bunting thanked all the public officials including members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force Traffic Division and Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ), who he said worked assiduously to ensure motorists were accommodated especially in the last few days of the amnesty. “I especially want to thank the team from the TAJ who worked particularly hard and well into the night to keep their offices open so that everyone could be accommodated and processed. They did a phenomenal job” Minister Bunting said.last_img read more

Nova Scotias familydoctor shortages a result of zero past action premier

first_imgHALIFAX – Opposition critics fired back Thursday after Premier Stephen McNeil said previous Nova Scotia governments did “zero” to address doctor shortages.McNeil defended his government’s record when asked why doctor shortages appear to be growing, after a Halifax emergency room physician said the number of visits to his E-R had doubled over the last five years.Following a cabinet meeting, the premier told reporters that doctor shortages are a national problem that his government has acknowledged, although he admitted there is more work to do.“Again I will argue successive governments before ours believed this issue was going to go away and did zero to address it,” said McNeil.The Progressive Conservatives held power between 1999 and 2009, while the NDP was in office from 2009 until the Liberals won the 2013 election.McNeil said his government is continuing efforts to recruit and retain doctors while it shifts the system to utilize more collaborative care teams.“We are working with our primary care teams to deal with the challenge. We have not run away from it … we actually put money in the budget.”Progressive Conservative health critic Elizabeth Smith-McCrossin said she believes health professionals and the public would say that health care was better 10 years ago — and she said McNeil needs to be accountable.“I don’t think the people of Nova Scotia are interested in a scorecard of what different political parties have done in the past. They are interested in what’s going on right now with our health care system.”NDP Leader Gary Burrill was blunt in dismissing the premier’s apportioning of the blame.“I think it is a load of disingenuous manure,” said Burrill. “It is a ridiculous deflection of responsibility, to rather than take account of their own failures to try to point this to governments that have come before.”Burrill added that blaming others this far into the government’s mandate is “weak, ineffectual, and incompetent.”Earlier this month, provincial health officials said 42,000 Nova Scotians are actively seeking a family physician, although federal statistics, which include people who aren’t looking, place that number at closer to 100,000.That’s mainly due to 60 or more doctor vacancies caused by retirements and other issues.McNeil has said governments, including his own, have been slow to implement collaborative practices, where health care teams that include physicians and nurse practitioners serve as the patient’s entry point to the health system.About 50 of more than 70 planned collaborative practice teams are currently in various stages of development.last_img read more

Judge orders restrictions for Diesel Brothers stars

first_imgWOODS CROSS, Utah – Stars of the Discovery Channel show “Diesel Brothers” have been ordered not to modify vehicles in ways that could lead to greater pollution.Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment attorney Reed Zars told the Standard-Examiner he was glad a judge intervened with the June 8 order. The order also bars the men from reselling any vehicles with modifications that could violate the Clean Air Act.Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment sued four men on the show last January claiming they made modifications that exceeded pollution limits.On their show, the men buy diesel trucks, modify them at their shop and resell them online.The environmentalist group claims the crew has modified emissions controls on 17 vehicles.The auto shop and TV show did not respond to requests for comment.___Information from: Standard-Examiner, http://www.standard.netlast_img

Bangladesh change WC strip after uproar

first_imgDhaka: Bangladesh has altered its World Cup cricket strip to add a touch of red following uproar over the initial design, which some had likened to rival Pakistan’s kit, the cricket board said Wednesday. The national flag of Bangladesh is red and green, but the Tigers’ jersey unveiled Monday for the tournament starting later this month in England and Wales was green and white. Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) spokesman Jalal Yunus said cricket’s world governing body had originally asked it to drop the red colour due to “commercial complications”, but relented following a subsequent request from the BCB. Also Read – We will push hard for Kabaddi”s inclusion in 2024 Olympics: Rijiju”It made the jersey green and white. But people wanted a touch of red in the jersey. So we requested the ICC (International Cricket Council) again and they accepted our request,” he said. The original design had featured the names of players and the word Bangladesh in red, Yunus noted. Social media was awash with complaints after the strip was unveiled, with former BCB president Saber Hossain Chowdhury among those to criticise the original design. Also Read – Djokovic to debut against Shapovalov at Shanghai Masters”Red and green, our national flag colours, have always been reflected in jerseys of @BCBtigers over the years. So very sad this is no longer so,” Chowdhury tweeted. Many cricket fans saw a similarity with the jersey of Pakistan, from which Bangladesh became independent after a bloody war in 1971. But BCB president Nazmul Hassan, also known as Papon, blasted the suggestion that the resemblance of Pakistan jersey prompted the swift change in design. “Bangladesh is written on the jersey, how can you confuse it with Pakistan?” Nazmul asked reporters in a press conference on Tuesday. “After seeing the Tigers’ picture and BCB logo if someone thinks that it’s not Bangladesh’s jersey but Pakistan’s then I think that person should stay in Pakistan,” he said. Bangladesh cricket team left home on Wednesday and will open their World Cup campaign against South Africa at the Oval on June 2.last_img read more

I’m successful because Kohli gave me freedom to attack: Kuldeep

first_imgKolkata: Star India wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav believes he wouldn’t have been successful at the world stage had it not been for skipper Virat Kohli, who gave him the freedom to attack. “You need a skipper who backs you and believes in your ability to shine on the big stage. You think we could have been so successful if Kohli bhai had not given us the freedom to attack? I don’t think so,” Kuldeep told PTI in an interview. Kuldeep, who played for Kolkata Knight Riders, was badly let down by the batting friendly conditions at Eden Gardens in this year’s IPL as he returned with just four wickets from nine matches before being dropped by his franchise in the business end of the tournament. Also Read – We will push hard for Kabaddi”s inclusion in 2024 Olympics: RijijuThe 24-year-old said he is looking forward to put the IPL disappointment behind with a spectacular performance in the upcoming World Cup beginning May 30. “IPL is very different than World Cup. There are players who have done well in IPL but have struggled to make a mark for the country. I’ve matured as a bowler and by no means it will affect my performance in the World Cup,” Kuldeep said. “It’s (T20) such a format, you may have a bad day where you’re hit for runs. I’m not a magician who will do well in every match. You cannot say I will take so many wickets.” Also Read – Djokovic to debut against Shapovalov at Shanghai MastersBy his own standard, an average of 71.50 in IPL is something he would look to forget. “If I’m not getting wickets it does not mean I’m not bowling well. Now I play as a mature cricketer and think more about the team,” Kuldeep said. Kuldeep also spoke about the recent controversy about his comments on Mahendra Singh Dhoni that sometimes the former skipper “goes wrong” with his tips. “How can a youngster like me make such comments on a senior member of the side? My comments had been misinterpreted by media to create a controversy,” he said. “There is no doubt that his tips have been invaluable not only for me but for the entire team. His presence behind the stumps makes our job easy and nobody can change that fact. We wouldn’t have been half as effective without his inputs.” Andre Russell was a terror in the IPL with his batting exploits and single-handedly turned KKR’s fortunes before they failed to make the playoffs. Kuldeep said he has learnt a few tricks which he would employ against the West Indian in the World Cup.last_img read more

China to ease one-child policy

first_imgChina will relax its one-child policy, state media said Friday, in a major policy shift announced days after the conclusion of a meeting of top Communist Party leaders.The change to the family planning law will let couples have two children if one of them is an only child, state news agency Xinhua reported, citing a “key decision” made by leaders at this week’s gathering, known as the Third Plenum.last_img

Danilo urges his team to forget the derby

first_imgDanilo insisted that Manchester City have to overcome their first major crisis of the season and fully focus on the upcoming Champions League game against Liverpool as they still can advance to the semifinals.The Brazilian full-back admitted that this week has been a huge disappointment for the whole team as they were beaten by Liverpool 3-0 and then lost the derby despite leading 2-0 after the first half – but now, they have to forget all this.The former Real Madrid player spoke about his side’s morale as he said, according to Belfast Telegraph:“Well, without doubt, the atmosphere, the feeling, is of sadness, of disappointment.”norwich city, manchester city, premier leagueReport: City are stunned by Norwich George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Manchester City was stunned by Norwich City in todays Premier League clash.Much has been made in recent days of the potential impact of Aymeric…“We started the game really well, but we must return to the pitch as soon as possible because on Tuesday we have another big challenge to overcome a result.”“Without any doubt (the City fans were great). We need to thank them all.”“Not just for today but all the season, but especially the atmosphere they created today was amazing.”“They helped us until the last minute and I am sure they could help us a lot against Liverpool if they are able to create that atmosphere again and try to help us to overcome the result.”last_img read more

PORSHA SAYS SORRY NO EXCUSE FOR THE WAY I ACTED

first_img Recommended for you Related Items:ministry of health, Portia smith, public apology Beautiful girls on Beautiful beaches, Turks and Caicos scores with Sports Illustrated HOA Opens, slew of Health Bills on Agenda; Key questions to Border Control Minister Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Exercise Design Training Workshop 22nd – 26th February 2016 Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 09 Oct 2014 – Minister of Health, Porsha Smith saying a “sincere” sorry to the media and the public in a late day press release, yesterday.The Minister would have walked out a press conference if she could have on Tuesday; the conference room at Environmental Health too packed with Health officials for her to get out … all because after a near seven week silence on health matters, media was charged with having too many questions about ChikV, Dengue Fever and Ebola. All of which are serious health concers plaguing the region and world. Two of which are significantly impacting the two major islands. Suspected case numbers are growing too fast for doctors to keep count.Minister Smith who started that press conference saying she wanted to improve on relations and information distribution, told media each could only ask two questions.There was never an agreement on that announcement. Members of the press aimed to do their jobs and asked pertinent questions of the team, only to find the minister was counting them and eventually ordered answers to stop flowing. “The boss said no” was one if the standout statements by a health director.The event was shocking to residents who watched it in a loop on TV and read about it online in big numbers. Now the apology comes; issued by the Office of the Premier:I would like to offer my sincere apology for the turn of events, as they occurred, at the Ministry of Health’s Press Conference yesterday.There is no excuse for the way that I acted, and I especially extend my apology to the members of the media, member of my ministry, my government, my constituency and the people of the Turks and Caicos Islands.It is most unfortunate, that moment’s outburst overshadowed the purpose for which we were gathered, which was to provide the public with insight to the state of affairs as it relates to the health of the country in the wakes of the Chikungunya and Dengue Fever Viruses and especially in relation to the Ministry’s preparatory efforts in the face of the Ebola Virus.I wish to assure the public that the portfolio of the Ministry of Health and Human Services is a responsibility that I do not take lightly and therefore regret if my thoughtless actions have demonstrated anything less.I have apologized to my Ministerial colleagues and will be writing to the members of my Ministry in apology, as I am cognizant of my responsibility to be an example to all.In the coming days my Ministry will be issuing additional information and continuous updates on encouraging and ongoing efforts being taken to minimize the country’s risk to current health threats.last_img read more

Hearst Names New O Editor

first_imgSEE RELATED: Editor Leaves, So Condé Nast Shutters Magazine Hearst has named Susan K. Reed as editor-in-chief of O, The Oprah Magazine. Reed joins the magazine from Golf for Women where she served as editor-in-chief since 2002. Reed replaces Amy Gross, who is retiring.Condé Nast today announced its plans to shutter Golf for Women, saying the magazine “will not support our long term business objectives.” “Susan’s experience in magazine’s and in the literary world is the perfect mix for O, a magazine that is about expanding your heart and mind,” Heart Magazines president Cathleen Black said in a statement. “Her perspective will further enrich O’s content, and her leadership and ideas will help the brand build on its already legendary success.” O, The Oprah Magazine has reportedly seen a 10 percent drop in circulation over the last three years. Ad revenues increased slightly to $57 million during the first quarter this year over $56.3 million during the same period last year. Ad pages remained flat at about 382.last_img read more

PHOTOS Bruins Great Rick Middleton Participates In Toys For Tots Drive In Wilmington

first_imgLike Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Thank You To Our Sponsor:Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedVIDEO: Bruins Great Rick Middleton Visits Wilmington For Toys For Tots BenefitIn “Videos”Meet Boston Bruins Great Rick Middleton At “Toys For Tots” Drive In Wilmington On December 17In “Community”Meet Boston Bruins Great Rick Middleton At “Toys For Tots” Drive In Wilmington On December 2In “Community” WILMINGTON, MA — Just days after getting his number retired by the Boston Bruins, hockey great Rick “Nifty” Middleton was in Wilmington, headlining a “Toys For Tots” drive fundraiser.The event, organized by Frank and Karen West and held at West Real Estate (386 Main Street), attracted more than a hundred fans in just two hours. Middleton gave out autographs and posed for photos in exchange for new, unwrapped toys donations.Radio Station AMP 1033 was on site to play music and give away prizes. Several sports-themed prizes were raffled off.  Wilmington’s Boy Scout Troop 136 handed out Toys For Tots merchandise.Click on each image for a larger view.last_img read more

Cardinals Wrap Up Lenny LylesClark Wood Invitational

first_imgMen’s High Jump (Seeded)2. Luke Nichols, 2.06m/06-097. Skyler VanMeter, 1.96m/06-05 Lenny Lyles/Clark Wood InvitationalCardinal Park | Louisville, Ky.April 27, 2019 Final Results Women’s Discus Throw (Open)2. Gianna Gaul, 48.75m/159-113. Lilli Popovich, 47.67m/156-05 Women’s 100m Hurdles 3. Sydney Hill, 13.66 (+1.8)9. Holly Hankenson, 14.20 (+1.8) Men’s Pole Vault (Seeded)8. Lucas Weaver, 4.63m/15-02.25 Women’s 800m16. Lindsay Fanz, 2:18.22 Noah McBride finished second in the 200m with a time of 21.03.  McBride also finished third in the 100m with a time of 10.57.  Sydney Hill finished third in the women’s 100m hurdles with a time of 13.66.    Women’s High Jump (Open)6. Holly Hankenson – 1.61m/05-03.25T7. Gabryella Pinnow – 1.56m/05-01.25 Men’s 200m2. Noah McBride, 21.33 (+1.1)7. Donald McClinton, 21.55 (+1.1)12. Anthony Crandon, 21.99 (+0.8) Men’s 400m Hurdles4. Kameron Jones, 53.75 Photo Gallery The Cardinals will take next week off to prepare for the ACC Championships, held May 9-11 in Charlottesville, Va. Women’s 400m Hurdles8. Kelsey Heyward, 1:02.42 Men’s 3000m Steeplechase1. Albert Kosgei, 8:57.307. Cameron Stephens, 9:17.32 Rashida Harris finished third in the shot put with a throw of 15.70m/51-6.25.  Makenli Forrest finished third in the seeded discus with a mark of 52.38m/171-10.  Women’s 200m9. Sharnae Alston, 24.26 (+2.1)12. Angel Amadi, 24.62 (+2.2)27. Sydney Hill, 25.63 (+1.0) Gabriela Leon finished second in the pole vault, clearing 4.02m/13-2.25.  Senior Morgan Zacharias finished third with a mark of 4.02m/13-2.25. Albert Kosgei won the 3000m steeplechase to give the Cardinals their first win of the day.  Kosgei finished with a time of 8:57.30.  Martice Moore won the 110m hurdles handily with a time of 14.08. Story Links LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville track and field team wrapped up the final day of the Lenny Lyles/Clark Wood Invitational on Saturday with two wins and 11 top-three finishes.  Overall, the Cardinals had four wins on the weekend. center_img Freshman Luke Nichols finished second in the men’s high jump with a mark of 2.06m/6-09.  Alivia Ash finished tied for third in the women’s high jump with a mark of 1.71m/5-7.25.  Men’s 100m3. Noah McBride, 10.57 (+2.6)5. Donald McClinton, 10.64 (+2.6) Women’s 3000m Steeplechase6. Aurilla Wilson – 10:59.019. Abigail Wright – 11:17.9012. Lauren Radenhausen – 11:34.60 Men’s Discus Throw (Open)6. Cade Richeson, 43.40m/142-05 Men’s 400m4. Martice Moore, 47.445. Anthony Crandon, 47.7233. Aaron Johnson, 52.42 Men’s 110m Hurdles1. Martice Moore, 14.08 (+1.3) Men’s 800m20. Alex Lynch, 1:56.53 Women’s High Jump (Seeded)T3. Alivia Ash, 1.71m/05-07.25 Gianna Gaul tied her personal best with a throw of 48.75m/159-11 to finish second in the women’s open discus.  Teammate Lilli Popovich finished third with a season best time of 47.67/156-05.  Women’s 100m6. Sharnae Alston, 11.77 (+1.4)7. Angel Amadi, 11.84 (+1.4) Men’s Shot Put (Seeded)6. Cade Richeson, 17.14m/56-03 Women’s 1500m31. Brittney Hansen, 4:55.70 Men’s Javelin 20. Clay Moss – 39.20m/128-0728. Aaron Johnson – 33.51m/109-11 Men’s Pole Vault (Unseeded)7. Clay Moss – 3.28m/10-09 Women’s Discus Throw (Seeded)3. Makenli Forrest, 52.38m/171-10 Women’s Pole Vault (Seeded)2. Gabriela Leon, 4.02m/13-02.253. Morgan Zacharias, 4.02m/13-02.254. Aliyah Welter, 3.87m/12-08.25 Women’s Shot Put (Seeded)3. Rashida Harris, 15.70m/51-06.25 Men’s 1500m50. Clay Moss, 4:46.51  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Researchers identify virus that causes horse hepatitis

first_img Deadly Australian horse virus found in dog Overview of a Theiler’s disease outbreak. Credit: (c) PNAS, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1219217110 This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. First identified in 1919, Theiler’s Disease is associated with the use of blood products. Many outbreaks have occurred in North America and Europe after horses received plasma or serum to protect them from contagious diseases, such as anthrax or encephalitis, or toxins, such as botulism or tetanus. Because of this, veterinary researchers have long believed that an infectious agent or toxin that contaminates the blood supply causes the disease. However, nobody had ever identified such a contaminant. Ganem and his colleagues studied horses that contracted Theiler’s Disease after receiving botulinum antitoxin. Out of 17 horses that received the same antitoxin after possible exposure to botulism, 8 developed Theiler’s Disease. To investigate the possibility that a virus in the antitoxin had caused the disease, the team extracted RNA from two of the horses that contracted it and from the antitoxin itself. They used next-generation sequencing to identify a previously unknown virus, which they designated “Theiler’s Disease-associated virus” (TDAV). The researchers found TDAV in all eight horses that developed hepatitis and in the horse, from another farm, that provided the antitoxin. TDAV is a member of the Flaviviridae family of viruses, which also includes the viruses that cause hepatitis C, yellow fever and dengue fever in humans. Amy Kistler, who participated in the research, believes that nobody identified TDAV before because it does not closely resemble any previously known viruses. It shares only 35.3% amino acid identity with its closest relative, a virus known as GB virus D.Horses on the same farm that received a different antitoxin or no antitoxin at all never contracted the disease, indicating that horse-to-horse contact is not a means of transmission.An epidemiological survey of horses on that farm and two other farms also revealed an association between exposure to TDAV-positive antitoxin and development of Theiler’s Disease. The team concedes that further research is required. They have not yet determined where TDAV originates. In addition, TDAV may not be the only cause of Theiler’s Disease; five different viruses cause human hepatitis. More information: Identification of a previously undescribed divergent virus from the Flaviviridae family in an outbreak of equine serum hepatitis, Published online before print March 18, 2013, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1219217110 AbstractTheiler’s disease is an acute hepatitis in horses that is associated with the administration of equine blood products; its etiologic agent has remained unknown for nearly a century. Here, we used massively parallel sequencing to explore samples from a recent Theiler’s disease outbreak. Metatranscriptomic analysis of the short sequence reads identified a 10.5-kb sequence from a previously undescribed virus of the Flaviviridae family, which we designate “Theiler’s disease-associated virus” (TDAV). Phylogenetic analysis clusters TDAV with GB viruses of the recently proposed Pegivirus genus, although it shares only 35.3% amino acid identity with its closest relative, GB virus D. An epidemiological survey of additional horses from three separate locations supports an association between TDAV infection and acute serum hepatitis. Experimental inoculation of horses with TDAV-positive plasma provides evidence that several weeks of viremia preceded liver injury and that liver disease may not be directly related to the level of viremia. Like hepatitis C virus, the best characterized Flaviviridae species known to cause hepatitis, we find TDAV is capable of efficient parenteral transmission, engendering acute and chronic infections associated with a diversity of clinical presentations ranging from subclinical infection to clinical hepatitis. Journal information: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciencescenter_img © 2013 Phys.org (Phys.org) —Theiler’s Disease is one of the most common causes of equine hepatitis. Death rates in horses that develop symptoms range between 50 and 90 percent. Although veterinarians have known about Theiler’s Disease for almost 100 years, until now, scientists have been unable to determine its cause. In a paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Donald Ganem and his colleagues at the Novartis Institute for Biomedical Research and Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine report they have identified the virus that probably causes the disease. Citation: Researchers identify virus that causes horse hepatitis (2013, March 19) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-03-virus-horse-hepatitis.html Explore furtherlast_img read more

Style dose for Tihar

first_imgThe fashion show is a part of an initiative taken by National Woman Excellence Awardees of Yog Confederation of India in association with Tihar jail and Sri creations. The initiative is aimed at developing the entrepreneurial skills of the female jail inmates to become self employed or employable.The Fashion show is to be organized on 9 March at the Constitution Club, Rafi Marg, New Delhi from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm on the occasion of International Women’s Day. Designs and goods made at Tihar will also be exhibited as the cynosure. An one year certificate course in Fashion Designing program was launched by Vimla Mehra, IPS, DG, Tihar prisons on 7 December 2012 for the female inmates to enhance their chances of employment. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’‘Efforts also will be made to arrange regular buyers of the Tihar products and to arrange sewing machines for the relieved inmates who had completed the program,’ said Laxmi Thakur Singhal, the Chairperson of National Woman Excellence Awardees.‘Companies who can employ the trained inmates will also be coordinated to make this program a successful one,’ she added.National Women Excellence Award Programme, is a venture initiated by Yog Confederation of India in association with the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region along with other national and international organisations.last_img read more

TMC leader shot dead in Purulia accused absconding

first_imgKolkata: A Trinamool Congress leader was shot dead by some unidentified miscreants in Purulia. Police are yet to arrest anybody in this connection.The incident has triggered tension in the Daspara area near Adra in Purulia after the victim, Hamid Ansari (55), a Trinamool Congress leader was shot dead. The victim suffered multiple bullet injuries. The victim was going to Adra from Raghunathpur riding his motorcycle at around 11 am on Friday when some miscreants stopped him on his way. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThey fired around 9 rounds of bullets at the victim. Some of the locals heard the gun shots and rushed to his rescue. After receiving bullets, the victim fell on the road. Locals rushed the victim to a local hospital where he was declared brought dead. The body was later sent for an autopsy. The miscreants fled the spot immediately after the incident. After being informed police reached the spot and started a probe. The motorcycle which the victim rode was found lying on the road side and seized by the police. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedCops have collected some samples from the spot and started a detailed probe in this regard. They are yet to ascertain if the victim was murdered following any personal rivalry or there was any political angle into the incident. The district Trinamool Congress leaders said the victim had been instrumental in strengthening the party’s organisation in the area and this could be a deliberate attempt to weaken the organisation. They have also demanded a high-level probe into the incident. Police are interrogating locals and the family members of the victim.last_img read more

Canines can adopt humans perspective to find food

first_imgDogs – known as the man’s best friend – are also capable of adopting human perspective to correctly interpret cues and find food that they cannot see themselves, research has revealed. The findings showed that by adopting the position of a human or seeing things from their owner’s point of view and following their gaze, dogs can identify whether a human has an eye on a food source and, therefore, know where the food has been hidden.”The ability to interpret our behaviour and anticipate our intentions, which has obviously developed through a combination of domestication and individual experience, seems to have supported the ability to adopt our perspective,” said led investigator Ludwig Huber from the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna. Within the first four or five years of life human beings develop the ability to understand and interpret mental states such as emotions, needs and intentions of their fellow-being and react accordingly, while it is usually denied in animals. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfIn the study, published in the journal Animal Cognition, researchers developed a new ‘Guesser looking away’ test, which gave clear evidence of dogs being able to adopt human perspective and take advantage of it.In the experiment, a person in the middle hides the food and the potential informants were kneeing left and right of this hider.”To get the food, the dogs have to understand who knows the hiding place (Knower) and who does not and can, therefore, only guess (Guesser). Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive”They must identify the informant they can rely on if they have to decide for one food container,” Huber noted. In nearly 70 per cent of the cases the dogs chose the container indicated by the Knower. Being able to adopt the perspective of a human does, however, not require the ability to understand intentions or wishes. “But the study showed that dogs can find out what humans or conspecifics can or cannot see. “By adopting the positions of humans and following their gazes geometrically, they find out what humans see and, therefore, know – and consequently whom they can trust or not,” Huber said.last_img read more