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Schaumburg to host meeting on disaster preparedness
Chicago Daily Herald
With September recognized as National Preparedness Month, the village of Schaumburg is inviting the public to attend a Disaster Preparedness Meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, at the Al Larson Prairie Center for the Arts, 201 Schaumburg Court.


Independent Online

US experts share avian influenza best practice with African ... - IOL
Independent Online
US avian influenza experts met high-level officials from eight African countries in Pretoria this week, to share best practice ...
Rabobank research shows global poultry performing well in most ...Meat & Poultry (registration)

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EurekAlert (press release)

UNIST to track the spread of deadly Avian influenza
EurekAlert (press release)
By successfully securing 3.19 billion KRW in research funding over four years, the project is expected to accelerate the development of a self-powered tracking device for bird flu outbreak prediction. The center will receive 2.9 billion KRW from the ...

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Fin24

Bird flu costs RCL Foods R26m | Fin24
Fin24
One of South Africa's largest food producers RCL Foods has incurred R26m in losses from culling chickens due to an outbreak of bird flu.
Bird flu hits two Quantum Foods farms - BusinessLIVEBusiness Day (registration)
RCL Foods and Quantum Foods report cases of avian flu outbreaks ...Independent Online

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Inquirer.net

ICT foreseen to help improve disaster preparedness and response
Inquirer.net
THE first international conference on information and communication technology (ICT) for disaster preparedness and response in Cebu commenced last Tuesday, September 19. The conference was participated by local government units (LGUs), national ...


Disaster preparedness training set
Thegardenisland.com
Classes will be held from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. every Wednesday beginning Oct. 4 through Nov. 8 at the St. Catherine School cafeteria, 5021 Kawaihau Road. CERT is a six-week disaster- and emergency-preparedness course tailored to citizens and taught by ...


Citizens Voice

W-B fire chief to testify at disaster preparedness hearing - News ...
Citizens Voice
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. Sept. 9, 2011 -- Water rushes under the flood gates at the Market Street Bridge after the Susquehanna River crested at a record of 42.66 ...

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Wilton CERT offers disaster preparedness training
Thehour.com
WILTON — Wilton's volunteer Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), in conjunction with the Wilton Department of Emergency Management, has announced their annual disaster preparedness training program. Citizens are invited to become ...

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International Falls Journal

LETTER: Disaster preparedness saves lives
International Falls Journal
Hurricanes Irma and Harvey are devastating reminders that disaster preparedness saves lives. American Humane is urging pet owners to take two simple—yet essential—steps to ensure you and your animal companions are ready before the next catastrophe ...


The Scottish Farmer

UK sounds the avian flu all-clear
The Scottish Farmer
FOLLOWING outbreaks of avian influenza at the end of 2016 and start of 2017, the government's chief vet has announced that the UK has met international requirements to declare itself once again free from the disease – but added that all poultry keepers ...


Disaster Preparedness in LA: Will Government Agency Turf Wars Get Some of Us Killed?
City Watch
GELFAND'S WORLD--This is intended to be an update on the status of our volunteer efforts in disaster preparedness in Los Angeles. The conclusion: We're not there. We need to get started on a public effort that will bring hundreds of thousands of people ...

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The Herald

Zim conducts study to assess avian flu's impact on economy
The Herald
Government has commissioned a new study to assess the economic impact of the bird flu's deadly march through the country's poultry sector, a senior official says.Dr Anesu Ushewokunze-Obatolu, principal director in the Ministry of Agriculture ...


A-State Signs Leases For Disaster Preparedness Training Sites
ASU News
JONESBORO – Arkansas State University signed long-term lease agreements today with the cities of Imboden and Walnut Ridge for land that will be used to build facilities for disaster preparedness training. Both lease agreements are for 50-year terms.


Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

Disaster Preparedness and Mitigation Town Halls in Clarendon
Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service
Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Desmond McKenzie, will be hosting two disaster preparedness and mitigation town halls in Clarendon next week. They are being held against the background of recent flooding in Clarendon ...


Huffington Post South Africa (blog)

Bird Flu Increases Meat Inflation - The Huffington Post South Africa
Huffington Post South Africa (blog)
And it will have a knock-on affect on all food products.

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Business Day (registration)

Avian flu at Sovereign a game changer, says CBH
Business Day (registration)
Country Bird Holdings (CBH) looks set to abandon its second bitterly fought attempt to get control of Sovereign Foods, with CBH CEO Marthinus Stander expressing concern on Friday about the possible effect of avian flu on Sovereign's Uitenhage operations.


Independent Online

Fears bird flu will drive meat inflation
Independent Online
Fears bird flu will drive meat inflation. Business Report / 18 September 2017, ... JOHANNESBURG - DEADLY pathogenic avian flu outbreaks in the poultry industry could have a negative impact on food inflation if it is not managed properly, an industry ...


SOFREP (press release) (subscription)

Disaster Preparedness | Key items to include in your go-bag
SOFREP (press release) (subscription)
First off let's real quick cover the intent of the go-bag. The go-bag is meant to sustain you in the interim until you can either make it home, make it to your bug out location or evacuate to a secondary location due to a natural disaster. The contents ...


Daily dispatch

Farms brace for bird flu
Daily dispatch
Alwyn Krull of Sunrise Eggs in Gonubie said Avian Influenza was a huge threat to the industry and they had increased their biosecurity after the outbreak. “We are stopping movement in and out of our [chicken] houses. We are disinfecting more and we ...


Herald live

Swift action should contain avian flu
Herald live
Sovereign Foods, which is the first poultry producer in the Eastern Cape to be struck by the devastating avian influenza this year, believes it can manage and recover from the outbreak. The latest outbreak follows 24 outbreaks of the H5N8 strain of ...

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