Prep Sports Roundup: 10/27

first_img Tags: 1-A state championship/Panguitch Volleyball FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail1-A Volleyball ChampionshipOREM, Utah-The Panguitch Bobcats swept Monticello 3-0 Saturrday evening at Utah Valley University to win the 1-A volleyball championship for the fourth time in the past five years.The Bobcats prevailed 25-15, 25-14 and 25-16 to make quick work of the Buckaroos.This was Panguitch’s 7th all-time volleyball championship as well.OREM, Utah-Monument Valley prevailed 15-10 in the fifth set to down Valley 3-2 Saturday in the 1-A 5th-7th place match at Utah Valley University.OREM, Utah-The Tabiona Tigers outlasted Wayne 15-12 in the fifth set as they downed the Badgers 3-2 in the 1-A 6th-8th place match at Utah Valley University Saturday.2-A 3rd-4th place matchOREM, Utah-The Gunnison Bulldogs outlasted Millard 3-2 Saturday in the 2-A volleyball 3rd-4th place match at Utah Valley University. The Bulldogs won 15-12 in the fifth set and also took 25-18 and 25-19 wins to best the Eagles. Millard won 25-21 and 25-21 in the first and second sets.2-A 5th-7th place matchOREM, Utah-Kanab took a 16-14 win in the fifth set to edge Waterford 3-2 at Utah Valley University Saturday in the 2-A volleyball 5th-7th place match. Kanab also took 32-30 and 25-14 wins in the first and third sets, respectively. Brad James Written by October 27, 2018 /Sports News – Local Prep Sports Roundup: 10/27last_img read more

Scoreboard roundup — 2/16/20

first_imgFebruary 17, 2020 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 2/16/20 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Sunday’s sports events:NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONTeam LeBron 157, Team Giannis 155NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUEPittsburgh 5, Detroit 1Boston 3, N.Y. Rangers 1OT Edmonton 4, Carolina 3Anaheim 5, Vancouver 1Nashville 2, St. Louis 1OT Ottawa 4, Dallas 3SO New Jersey 4, Columbus 3Buffalo 5, Toronto 2Winnipeg 3, Chicago 2TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL(4)San Diego St. 72, Boise St. 55(15)Villanova 76, Temple 56(17)Oregon 80, Utah 62(21)Iowa 58, Minnesota 55Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Beau Lundcenter_img Written bylast_img

Dowagiac Police seeking man accused of possessing child pornography

first_img WhatsApp Twitter Facebook WhatsApp Facebook (Photo supplied/Dowagiac Police Department) The Dowagiac Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a person wanted for child pornography charges.They’re looking for Kevin Hanner, 52. He’s wanted on seven counts of aggravated possession of child sexually abusive material and five counts of possession of child sexually abusive material.Anybody with information about where Hanner is should contact the Dowagiac Police Department at 269-782-9743 or their anonymous tip line at 800-462-9328. Pinterest Google+ Google+ By Jon Zimney – March 6, 2021 0 293 Previous articleSouth Bend man arrested after K9 sniffs out 30 pounds of marijuanaNext articleAccused bank robber behind bars after allegedly missing court dates Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney. Pinterest Dowagiac Police seeking man accused of possessing child pornography Twitter IndianaLocalNewslast_img read more

UKTI bolsters board for ambitious export drive

first_imgThe government’s international business development body has appointed seven new board members to help double exports to £1 trillion a year by 2020.The move to take on the new board members forms part of UK Trade & Investment’s (UKTI) five-year plan entitled ‘Britain open for business’, helping to support UK companies in beginning and expanding exports.The new appointments include Crispin Simon, Sandra Rogers and Jon Harding, who will take on the roles of managing director of trade development, managing director of marketing and communications, and chief operating officer respectively.Gavin Little will join UKTI as managing director of investment development next month, while Alex Dorrian, Dale Murray and Jan Ward joined as non-executive members of the board at the start of October.Nick Baird, chief executive of UKTI, said:
“Supporting more UK businesses to export is a key plank in the government’s plan for growth. UKTI has reorganised itself to ensure we are providing practical support to exporters and inward investors over the next five years.

“I am delighted that we have been able to attract to UKTI senior executives to bolster the top team and provide leadership across the organisation. Our non-executive board members will also play an active part in guiding and advising UKTI on taking forward this important work.”UKTI’s five-year strategy will look at achieving four elements, including the encouragement of more small- to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to export, all UK businesses winning high-value opportunities overseas, high-quality inward investment such as UK infrastructure and regeneration projects, and building strategic relationships with senior members of both businesses in the UK and abroad.last_img read more

The String Cheese Incident Covers Stevie Wonder, Beyoncé, Led Zeppelin, More In “Love” Set At Hulaween

first_img[cover photo by Patrick Hughes of Faces of Festivals] It was no real stretch of the imagination to guess the closing song, but you can’t go wrong with one of the greatest points ever made, The Beatles “All You Need Is Love”. Check out their take on the classic and the Halloween hi-jinks in the video below:“All You Need Is Love”After spending close to ninety minutes straight building the love, Cheese ended with a flourish to a waves of cheers and cries for more. Though their pleas for a second encore were to go unanswered, the fans were still riding high and spread out to disseminate their positive energy throughout the festival and, with any luck, the world itself. For spending their evening in that way, The String Cheese Incident is to be commended. The world would be a better place if we all took a chunk of our day and devoted it to spreading love to those we meet. A wonderful lesson for us all set to an awesome musical score.Check out the setlists below, courtesy of Hailey Alexandra in the “SCI Family” Facebook group.Setlist: String Cheese Incident | Suwannee Hulaween at Spirit Of The Suwannee Music Park | Live Oak, FL | 10/28/2017I: Believe, One Step Closer* > Sometimes a River, Falling Through The Cracks, Give Me the Love> Undead Jam** > Can’t Wait Another Day, Joyful Sound > Rumble*Born Eyed Tease**Shakedown riffs III: Night of the Loving Dead SHABANG with Rhonda Thomas, Tony White, and the MOFRO HornsLove Roller Coaster(1), Did I Hear You Say You Love Me(2), Love And Happiness(3), Higher & Higher(4), Think I’m In Love(5) > The Power of Love(6) > If You Love Somebody Set Them Free(7) > Is This Love(8), Turn On Your Lovelight(9), Let Love Rule(10), What I Got(11) > Crazy in Love(12) > Where Is the Love(13) > Crazy in Love > Whole Lotta(14)> Crazy In LoveE: Love is All You Need(15) II: Let’s Go Outside, Rollover > Tasty Jam > Song in my Head > You Wreck Me* , Outside Inside**, Bumpin’ Reel****Tom Petty cover**with Roosevelt Collier w/ Dear Mr. Fantasy tease***with Kamasi Washingtoncenter_img UPDATE: February 14th, 2018: Last Halloween weekend at Suwannee Hulaween, The String Cheese Incident used their traditional Saturday Spectacle to shower the Spirit of the Suwannee crowd with love. Throughout their special set, they played a long list of songs about the power of “love” by a diverse mix of artists including Stevie Wonder, Al Green, Beck, Huey Lewis & The News, Bob Marley, Sublime, Beyoncé, Black Eyed Peas, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, and more.In honor of Valentine’s Day today, take a look back at our original recap and videos from the String Cheese Incident’s Suwannee love-fest. Because, as the set’s closing number reminds us, “love is all you need.”The String Cheese Incident pulled out all the stops for their Saturday headlining performances at the 2017 Suwannee Hulaween. The two afternoon sets, which featured special guest sit-ins from steel guitarist Roosevelt Collier and saxophonist Kamasi Washington during the later set, were packed full of cheese classics and fierce jams. Later in the evening, the massively anticipated “Night Of The Loving Dead Shabang” costumed extravaganza won over the Spirit of Suwannee Music Park, as love-themed covers and guest collaborators took over the main stage.String Cheese Incident Debuts Beats Antique Collab At Hulaween [Video]The “Night Of The Loving Dead” celebration featured covers of The Ohio Players, Stevie Wonder, Al Green, Jackie Wilson, Beck, Huey Lewis & The News, Sting, Bob Marley, Bobby Blue Band, Lenny Kravitz, SUBLIME, Beyoncé, Black Eyed Peas, Led Zeppelin, and The Beatles, with musical collaborations with vocalists Rhonda Thomas and Tony White, and the Mofro Horns.The String Cheese Incident got the third set going with a spot-on rendition of the Ohio Players tune “Roller Coaster Of Love.” The crowd commenced to boogieing down in full force with every face showing a plastered smile of joy in the pulsing lights. Check out the fun below: “Rollercoaster Of Love”While Bobby Blue Bland may have originated it, The Grateful Dead were the ones who make “Turn On Your Lovelight” an emotional touchstone for so many fans of the genre. As such, simply firing up the song raises spirits among scene veterans and plain old folks who enjoy a good, uptempo horn tune. Watch them wind up the crowd and see them go below:“Turn On Your Lovelight”Once the theme was fully established, SCI separated the rest of the set into two extended medleys. The first medley featured old-school favorites, “I Think I’m In Love” by Beck, “The Power Of Love” by Huey Lewis & The News, “If You Love Somebody Set Them Free” by Sting, and “Is This Love” by Bob Marley. The second medley mashed together “What I Got” by Sublime, “Crazy In Love” by Beyoncé, “Where Is The Love” by Black Eyed Peas, and “Whole Lotta Love” by Led Zeppelin to close the set. Check out both massive medleys in the videos below!“I Think I’m In Love (Beck) > The Power of Love (Huey Lewis & The News) > If You Love Somebody Set Them Free (Sting) > Is This Love (Bob Marley)”“What I Got (Sublime) > Crazy in Love (Beyonce) > Where Is the Love (Black Eyed Peas) > Crazy in Love (Beyonce) > Whole Lotta Love (Led Zeppelin) > Crazy In Love (Beyonce)” 1. The Ohio Players cover2. Stevie Wonder cover3. Al Green cover4. Jackie Wilson cover5. Beck cover6. Huey Lewis & The News cover7. Sting cover8. Bob Marley cover9. Bobby Blue Band cover10. Lenny Kravitz cover11. SUBLIME coverI2. Beyoncé cover13. Black Eyed Peas cover14. Led Zeppelin cover15. The Beatles coverlast_img read more

Ride the HCI Growth Curve with the New Dell EMC IDPA DP4400

first_imgIf you’re seeing demand for hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) exploding among your customers, you know the reasons: increasing demand for virtualization, scalable solutions, and data protection and disaster recovery. From what market researchers tell us, the HCI growth curve will continue for years to come.Given that ideal sales environment, the announcement of the new Dell EMC Integrated Data Protection Appliance (IDPA) DP4400 is a welcome news for a Dell EMC channel partner such as yourself. It’s a great way to penetrate further into existing customers and markets, while opening doors to new ones.Diving deeper into the market landscape, we see businesses of all sizes are suffering data sprawl, adopting cloud strategies and need modern and agile IT infrastructure. Despite those challenges, they are unable to deploy comprehensive data protection because it is either too expensive or short on capabilities or too complex. And it’s even tougher to protect growing amounts of data and increasing numbers of applications residing in diverse, widely distributed locations.Dell EMC Integrated Data Protection Appliance DP4400: Simply powerful, compact, converged, cloud-ready data protection that’s easy to deploy, manage and upgrade.These challenges are especially true for mid-size organizations as well as remote and branch offices of large enterprises that are increasingly forced to maintain siloed and complex data protection solutions to protect growing IT environments with more data, applications and users. Both types of businesses will find the new Dell EMC IDPA DP4400 ideal for their needs, especially with its space-saving 2U form factor.Dell EMC Integrated Data Protection Appliances: Help your customers compete with confidence and win with ease.Provide a trusted foundation for businesses to transform IT with a simply powerful data protection solution from Dell EMC, a market leader in the category. Encourage your customers to transform their business model and move from strategizing to widespread implementation of large-scale IT transformation by making investments in agile and reliable infrastructure.The Dell EMC IDPA DP4400 is a converged solution, a perfect combination of simplicity, power and efficiency, saving your customers valuable time, effort, money and space. With easy deployment, simple manageability and cloud-ready technology, both mid-sized and large enterprises can benefit from a complete and affordable data protection solution.Your sales teams can leverage DP4400 quick selling guide, top reasons for DP4400, customer presentation and many more sales collaterals available in the Dell EMC Knowledge Center.Your marketing teams can download marketing assets directly from data protection channel campaign playbook. Visit the Dell EMC Partner Portal today to learn more.[1] Based on Dell EMC internal analysis of customer data as of May 2018.[2] Source: ESG Lab Review commissioned by Dell EMC, February 2018, versus a competitive vendor A.[3] Source: ESG Lab Review commissioned by Dell EMC, February 2018, versus a competitive Vendor A. Additional information on the testing environment.[4] Source: ESG Lab Review commissioned by Dell EMC, February 2018, versus a competitive Vendor A.[5]Satisfaction Guarantee: Requires purchase of a 3-year ProSupport agreement. Compliance is based on product specifications. Any refund will be prorated.[6]Hardware Investment Protection: Trade-In value determined based on market conditions at Dell EMC’s sole discretion.[7]Clear Price: Does not include SC series.[8] *Up to 55:1 Data Protection Deduplication Guarantee guarantees effective logical data protection storage capacity of up to 55x the purchased physical capacity. Individual results may vary.last_img read more

Power outages affect 20 buildings on campus

first_imgTwo power outages occurred around 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. today, affecting 20 buildings across campus, University spokesperson Dennis Brown said in an email.Both outages lasted less than 10 minutes each and were likely related. The outages were caused by an operational problem in the University’s electrical distribution system, but utilities staff will continue to investigate. The issue is thought to be resolved at this time.Tags: Dennis Brown, electrical system, power outagelast_img

Long Island St. Patrick’s Day Events 2018

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Luck of The Irish Casino NightA fun-filled night with a buffet, open bar, and DJ may end with a pot of gold if you play your cards right! East Wind Inn, 720 New York 25A, East Lobby, Wading River $75 (all profits benefit the Rocky Point Parade) 7-11 p.m. Mar. 2.   Kings Park St. Patrick’s Day ParadeFeaturing bagpipe bands, elaborate floats, and hundreds of enthusiastic marchers, come celebrate the luck of the Irish with Grand Marshal Sean Gann! Kings Park St.Patrick’s Day Parade, corner of Lou Avenue and Pulaski Rd., Smithtown 12 p.m. Mar. 3.East Islip St. Patrick’s Day ParadeOpting for some classic rock ’n’ roll in addition to traditional Irish ballads, this Paddy’s Day Parade will feature local rock band J Haus to make for a St.Patrick’s party! East Islip St.Patrick’s Day Parade, Main St., East Islip 3 p.m. Mar. 3.Mineola St. Patrick’s Day ParadeAfter you enjoy the parade swing by the Irish American Society Center for good food, music, and dancing! Irish American Society of Nassau, Suffolk, & Queens Inc., 297 Willets Ave., Mineola 5$ to enter Center 12 p.m. Mar. 4.27th Annual Bethpage St. Patrick’s Day ParadeHosted by Free Players Drum & Bugle Corps. The parade route is approximately 1 mile long, Central Ave to Stewart Ave to Burkhardt Ave and right down Broadway to the Reviewing stand. 2 p.m. Mar. 4.Bay Shore Brightwaters St. Patrick’s Day ParadeBlend in with the sea of green at Bay Shores annual St.Patty’s celebration! Bands and baton twirlers will be abound in this community gathering sure to get you in the holiday spirit! Patrick’s Parade of Greater Bay Shore, Inc, Saxon Ave., Bay Shore 2 p.m. Mar. 10.St. Patrick’s Day Bar CrawlGet Shamrocked at the 5th Annual Huntington Bar Crawl! Not only will the Crawl allow you to sample Huntington’s premiere bar scene but St. Patrick himself would have approved as profits will benefit children with cancer. Long Island Social Events, Huntington (exact location TBD)  $25 + $2-4$ per drink  2-8 p.m. Mar. 10.Patchogue St. Paddy’s Day Bar CrawlIrish Ales and Lagers will be flowing at Patchogues second annual Bar Crawl! With profits going to the “Kids Need More” Foundation you can feed your spirit and enjoy the spirits! Long Island Social Events, Patchogue (exact location TBD) $25 + $2-4$ per drink  1-7 p.m. Mar. 10Huntington St. Patrick’s ParadeCome and join 50,000 others in the 84-year-long tradition that has become Huntington’s annual Saint Patrick’s Day Parade! Famous for its elaborate floats and massive bands, this celebration is also the largest and longest running Saint Patrick’s Parade on the Island. The Ancient Order of Hibernians, North of New York Ave. 110 & Broadway, Huntington Station 2 p.m. Mar. 11.Rocky Point St.Patrick’s Day ParadeFounded in 1949, this historic parade brings tens of thousands together each year to celebrate the community in an elaborate show of marchers, dancers, and musicians. Friends of St.Patrick, Route 25A, Miller Place 1 p.m. Mar. 11.6th Annual Farmingdale St. Patrick’s Day ParadeFollowing the Parade festivities explore the many downtown merchants, restaurants & spots, for great deals & specials! Plus Shamrock Photo Op’s On The Village Green! Main St., Farmingdale. 1 p.m. Mar. 11.Ronkonkoma St. Patrick’s Day ParadeGrand Marshal John Feal. Parade starts at the corner of Portion Rd & Patchogue-Holbrook Rd. 2 p.m. Mar. 11.St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Dating SocialDance a jig with your true love to be at this St.Paddy’s themed evening for singles! RSVP by Mar. 15. Houlihan’s Restaurant, 725 Merrick Ave., Westbury. 3$ + cost of meal, 6-9 p.m. Mar. 17.St. Patrick’s Day 4 Miler and Fun RunWith a complimentary breakfast and top three prizes for each age category, you may be lucky enough to sprint past a Leprechaun! Townwide Fund of Huntington, 1 Mill Dam Rd., Huntington 8:30 a.m. Mar. 17.St. James St. Patrick’s Day ParadeThis parade will have the whole family grinning ear to ear with antique cars, scout troops, dance groups, and piper and marching bands to celebrate good Ole’ St.Patrick’s Day! St.James Chamber of Commerce, Woodlawn Avenue, St.James 1 p.m. Mar. 17.Spring Fling St.Patty’s Day Singles Dinner and DanceWith a three course meal, DJ, and dancing the luck of the Irish will be on your side this date night! Residence Marriott 9 Gerhard Rd., Planeview $44-$49 6:30-10:30 p.m. Mar. 17.Glen Cove St.Patrick’s Day ParadeOne of the premier St.Patrick’s celebrations on Long Island, this renowned Parade boasts talented marching bands and beautiful floats! Glen Cove St.Patrick’s Day Parade, 4 School St., Glen Cove 1-3 p.m. Mar. 18.May The Road Rise Up to Meet Ye 5kCheered on by hundreds of spirited spectators start off the St.Patty’s Day festivities bright and early with this annual 5k run and walk! Finest Fitness, 208 East Main St., Patchogue  Check in 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Race 9:55 a.m. Mar. 19.  Rockville Centre St.Patrick Parade MarchKnown as the Parade that “cares and shares” all profits raised by this celebration are divided between three charities to keep with the St.Patrick’s day spirit. Rockville Centre St.Patrick Parade March, 265 Sunrise Highway ~ Suite 1-350, Rockville Centre $40 12 p.m. Mar. 24.Montauk St.Patrick’s Day ParadeLocated along the water, this picturesque Parade is the second largest St. Patrick’s Day Parade on the Island with an estimated 40,000 spectators attending annually! Montauk Friends of Erin, Edgmere Rd., Montauk 11:30 a.m. Mar. 25.last_img read more

It’s a big week in Washington D.C. at CUNA GAC 2019!

first_imgOnce again the streets of D.C. are full of credit union advocates who have descended on our nation’s capital to attend “the premier event for political impact in the credit union industry.”In this morning’s General Session, CUNA President Jim Nussle will be giving an opening address that will be streamed live on Facebook starting at 9:30 a.m. EST. Following Nussle’s Speech, former senator and Secretary of State John Kerry will deliver the week’s first keynote address to the GAC crowd.Yesterday, the annual ED talk was given by New York Times Best Selling Author Alison Levine, writer of On the Edge and leader of the first American Women’s Everest Expedition in 2002. Levine’s experience with leadership in the face of adversity paints an inspiring picture of the obstacles one must face in order to be successful at climbing mountains or leading your credit union.“Even though you’re going backwards, you’re still making progress . . . Backing up is not the same as backing down…” Levine talked about the grueling up-and-down process to climb Mt. Everest, ascending to different level camps and then returning to basecamp to acclimate their bodies to the high-altitude conditions.As a leader, you can’t always charge forward, sometimes you have to go backwards for a bit.“Fear is okay. Complacency is what will kill you…”In order to survive the dangers of Mt. Everest, you can’t afford to be paralyzed by your fears. For credit union leaders, you have to get out and do your job even when you don’t feel like you can. According to Levine, “you can’t expect your team to endure anything you’re not willing to endure.”“Storms are temporary. You have to be able to take action based on the situation, not your plan.”Things won’t happen exactly as you’d like them to. Your plan is probably out-of-date as soon as you finish making it.“Calm doesn’t equal no risk…”Even when things seem to be going well, you never know what’s right around the corner. 12SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: Details Check back for #CUNAGAC updates throughout the day!GAC underway, livestream of Nussle’s speech highlights MondayStrategic focus leads to successRecord-breaking 100 young professionals ‘Crash the GAC’Sunday scenes from the 2019 CUNA GACVideo: Fiserv giveback benefits children’s hospital, FoundationSunday’s top tweets from #CUNAGACComing to 2019 CUNA GAC? Here’s what you need to knowCan’t make it to CUNA GAC? Here’s how to follow the actionlast_img read more

Report: Sudanese man tests negative for avian flu

first_imgApr 20, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – Testing by the World Health Organization has failed to detect the H5N1 avian influenza virus in a Sudanese man suspected of having it, while China’s latest H5N1 patient has died, according to reports published today.Sudanese health officials reported 2 days ago that some chickens and the owner of an affected farm had avian flu. But a team of WHO experts tested a sample from the man and found no sign of the H5N1 virus, according to a Reuters report today that quoted WHO spokeswoman Maria Cheng. The report did not specify what kind of test was used.Sudan has not yet had any confirmed human H5N1 cases, though Egypt, its northern neighbor, has reported a dozen cases.Cheng said the farmer remained hospitalized in stable condition in Khartoum, and it was not clear what illness he has, Reuters reported. Cheng also said there were no other suspected human cases in the country.Meanwhile, the latest avian flu patient in China has died, according to another Reuters report, citing the Chinese news service Xinhua. The patient was a 21-year-old migrant worker who worked as a security guard in Wuhan, capital of the central province of Hubei. His case was the 17th reported in China, and he was the 12th patient to die.Xinhua said no illness had been reported among the man’s contacts, and there were no reports of flu outbreaks in poultry in his home town, Reuters reported.In the United Kingdom, authorities announced plans to lift restrictions imposed after H5N1 was detected 2 weeks ago in a swan found on the east coast of Scotland, BBC News reported today.A ban on the movement of poultry in a 3-kilometer protection zone around where the swan was found will be lifted Apr 22, the story said. Restrictions in a 6.2-kilometer surveillance zone will end May 1, provided veterinary inspectors find no cases in poultry in the zone.Meanwhile, one of Britain’s leading microbiologists, Hugh Pennington, said the 8 days it took to confirm H5N1 in the swan found at Cellardyke in Scotland was too long, according to the BBC. He said 3 days would have been “more acceptable.”In other developments, the Red Cross and affiliated relief agencies appealed today for $13.4 million (17.4 million Swiss francs) to help strengthen countries’ defenses against avian flu and the threat of pandemic flu.In a news release, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies said governmental preparedness efforts may not provide enough help to vulnerable groups and communities, especially in west and central Africa.The federation said it is already responding to or preparing for avian flu in 26 countries, emphasizing preventing transmission of the virus from animals to humans.A key part of the federation’s effort will be to train “50,000 volunteers and staff members to respond to the specific nature of the crisis,” the statement said. The federation also promised to increase education efforts in communities and to pre-position relief supplies to deal with new outbreaks.In other news:Authorities in Pakistan ordered the slaughter of 15,000 chickens on a farm near Islamabad on suspicion of the country’s fourth poultry outbreak of H5N1 avian flu, Agence France-Presse (AFP) reported today. An agricultural official said there was “very strong clinical evidence” of the virus. The disease was discovered on another chicken farm near Islamabad Apr 16, the report said.A Singapore Airlines plane was detained on landing in Copenhagen because of concern that a passenger had H5N1 avian flu, according to another AFP report. A medical team determined that the passenger, a 31-year-old Swedish woman, had only an upset stomach, the story said.See also:Apr 20 Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies news release read more