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Mico top Intercol netball rally

first_imgMICO University College’s senior netball team, with natio-nal senior players Jhaniele Fowler Reid and Vangelee Williams in their line-up, sent an early message to their rivals after topping the Intercollegiate Netball Rally on Saturday.In the final, they turned back last year’s winners, G.C. Foster College A, 8-4, at the University of the West Indies (UWI) indoor netball court.A prelude to the intercollegiate open competition, which begins tomorrow, the rally also showcased several players who represented Jamaica at the Netball World Cup a few months ago and it was no surprise that there was a good turnout of spectators.There was also no surprise about the four top teams in Mico A, G.C. Foster College A, University of Technology (UTech) and UWI A advanced to the semi-finals after being unbeaten in the preliminary stage of the competition.It was close going in both semi-finals as national player, Stacyann Facey led G.C. Foster’s charge and they squeezed out a 4-3 win over UTech, with nationals Khadijah Williams and Althea Byfield on their roster. In the other semis, despite ace shooter Fowler-Reid not being at her best, Mico got by the Thristina Harwood-led UWI team 8-6 to set up a repeat of last year’s final.A close battle was expected, but Fowler-Reid found her shooting range and Mico raced to a 4-1 half-time lead, before the team added four more goals to race to an easy 8-4 win.Heavy showers and persistent lightning, which had caused two stoppages early in the competition, forced the matches to be switched to the indoor court.last_img read more

Hughes signs to top management agency … Targets London 2017 success

first_imgPromising British sprinter Zharnel Hughes has signed with the American sports agency Doyle Management Group, as he looks to regain success shown as a junior athlete.In 2015, at just 19 years old, Hughes challenged and nearly beat Usain Bolt at the Adidas Grand Prix in New York. He then went on to win a pair of 200m races at Diamond League meets in Lausanne, Switzerland, and on home soil in London before finishing fifth at the World Championships in Beijing.Hughes found himself injured for 2016 season, but is recovering nicely and can’t wait to take on 2017 stronger than ever.”I’m excited to attack the 2017 season with a vengeance. I had a tough year with injuries in 2016, but I’m healthy again and I’m learning about my body. I’m doing a better job of taking care of myself on and off the track and I am very focused. I am still very young and I know there’s a lot of time ahead for me in this sport, but I am hungry! I had a taste of success in 2015 and I want to build on that this year and put myself on the map at the top of the sport. To win a medal in London in front of the home crowd is what I am working towards, and I am confident I can succeed,” said Hughes yesterday.Paul Doyle, CEO of Doyle Management Group, spoke very highly of his newest client.DESTINED FOR GREATNESS”Every once in a while, a very special athlete emerges and you just know they are destined for greatness. That is certainly the case with Zharnel. I’ve watched countless race videos of Zharnel and he just has a way about him. His stride are effortless. His strength and power is something rarely seen, especially in a 19-year-old kid. In a few years’ time, we could be regarding Zharnel as the greatest sprinter in British history. He has the talent, he has the determination, and he has the maturity and mentality to be successful. I honestly think he could be one of the best sprinters of all time, when all is said and done,” said Doyle.The 6’3″ Anguilla-born athlete will open his competition season race this Saturday at the Camperdown Classic in Kingston, Jamaica, where he will contest the longer sprint of 400m. Twice the distance of his bread-and-butter event, the 200m.”I’m looking forward to getting back on the track and competing again. The 400m race will be a good indicator of my fitness and the progress I have made in training. Consider me one to watch,” said Hughes.last_img read more

Police Arrest Runaway Arson Culprit

first_imgThe Liberian National Police (LNP) has arrested a the man believed to be the  culprit in the alleged arson attack last month that killed five of his step children in Loguatuo, a town in Nimba County bordering the Ivory Coast.  He fled across the border into the Ivory Coast following the incident.A Police source told this newspaper that the man was picked up on 25th October in the Ivory Coast by the authorities there and who turned him over to the LNP in Loguatuo.Upon his arrest, the LNP immediately rushed the accused to Monrovia for fear of reprisal from the family of the victims. The accused, believed to be in his late 30s, on September 26 set his house containing four children ablaze,  killing one of the children  instantly, while three others,  including a pregnant woman, subsequently died at the Ganta United Methodist Hospital.What actually led to the accused torching his house is yet to be established, but unconfirmed reports reaching the Daily Observer say that the wife, Rebecca Duan, had been refusing the man in bed,  leading the man to think she was involved in an extra marital affair.But, police earlier quoted the lady as saying that since she and the man got together as husband and wife, the man had always complained about his step children disrespecting him.The lady had four children from a previous marriage, while her new husband had a daughter also from a previous marriage.The alleged arsonist, Arthur Duan, married Rebecca Duan when married in April this year.On Saturday 25th September, the man bought gasoline while his wife was out sleeping with friends, sprinkled the gasoline on the pregnant woman and children while they were asleep.  He then locked the door on them and at about 1 a.m. on 26th September, he set the house ablaze, and then fled to an unknown destination.The screams of the children and the blazing fire woke residents who immediately began rescue efforts.  But because the door was locked, the rescuers had to find their way through the window to rescue the children.  However, one of children, a12-year old boy, Timothy Newah, was already dead.The neighbors were able to rescue Benda Luo and Mercy Luo along with their youngest sister, whom they rushed to the Ganta United Methodist Hospital where they all later died.It has been nearly two weeks since the alleged arsonist, Arthur Duan, was transferred to Monrovia upon his arrest and nothing has  been heard as to when he will be taken back to Nimba  for prosecution.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Blizzard Bike Club – Thursday Race Results

first_imgJake Elliott won the final Baldonnel time trial of the 2008 season, Thursday night, with a time of 26:20. Robin Baillie was second at 27:08 and Darren Guliov third at 28:49. Pat Ferris was 4th at 29:10 and Bryan Simmons 5th at 29:33. Richard Wood was 6th at 30:38, Owen Giebelhaus 31:03, Ken Nix 31:13, Wim Kok 31:18, Sam Keats 32:14 and Melanie Olthuis 33:48. Coming up: The River Mountain Bike Madness goes Sunday and Monday at the Beatton River on the 103 road. The Blizzards dig out there mountain bikes for this two day race series. Race time is 2 pm for both days. Pat Ferris is the 2007 defending champion and Robin Baillie has been a past two time champion.- Advertisement – www.ferrisfastcycles.comlast_img

Pro-U.S. Sarkozy favored to win France’s presidency

first_img As president, Sarkozy says he would loosen labor laws to make the stagnant economy more competitive worldwide – a formula that risks street protests by a populace deeply attached to its generous social protections. He promises to cut taxes, but also assert the state’s interest in industrial giants. Sarkozy would be the first child of an immigrant in the Elysee Palace – his father fled Hungary’s communists after World War II – but would close France’s doors to many immigrants. He would also crack down on teen criminals and repeat offenders. Sarkozy’s fierce language toward delinquents when he was interior minister helped make him enemy No. 1 among black and Arab youth in the down-and-out housing projects that erupted in riots in 2005, an explosion of anger over discrimination, joblessness and poverty. Sarkozy and Royal offer starkly different solutions for France’s woes. Royal, still combative and determined despite the polls, sought to portray Sarkozy as too unstable and too brutal to lead the nation. She let out all the stops Friday – the last day she was allowed to speak publicly before Sunday’s voting. “The choice of Nicolas Sarkozy is a dangerous choice. I do not want France to be oriented toward a system of brutality,” Royal said on RTL radio. She said she felt a “responsibility to raise the alert about the risks of this candidacy and the violence and brutality that will be set off in the country. Everyone knows it, but no one says it. It is a kind of taboo.” Later Friday, she said if Sarkozy is elected, “democracy will be threatened.” During a campaign stop in Rosporden, in northwestern France, she noted a security helicopter passing ahead and said: “They’re watching us.” Earlier this week, she even raised the prospect of “civil war.” Possible unrest Police are keeping watch for possible unrest in poor, immigrant-heavy neighborhoods if Sarkozy is elected. Community associations say they fear an outbreak of anti-Sarkozy violence, such as car burnings like those that marked the riots, on election night. In an interview with the daily Le Parisien published Friday, Royal said Sarkozy has “the same neo-conservative ideology” as Bush. She said, “He mimics the American president’s technique of compassionate conservatism,” which she described as pretending to care but failing to act when people are suffering. Sarkozy has openly praised many things about the United States. Still, Sarkozy calls the Iraq war “a historic error” and suggests import taxes on countries, such as the United States, that don’t respect the Kyoto accords on global warming. Sarkozy gently mocked Royal for being glum Friday and called her Bush comments “extreme.” Sarkozy’s camp says Royal’s ideas are fuzzy and that she does not have enough experience. “She is not in a good mood this morning; it must be the polls,” he said on Europe-1 radio. Clearly confident, Sarkozy did not predict Sunday’s outcome, but said: “I am waiting serenely for the French people’s choice.” Three polls published Friday suggested that Sarkozy strengthened the lead he has commanded for months, giving him a winning margin of between 6 and 9 percentage points. The solid figures for Sarkozy suggested he emerged the victor from the candidates’ much-watched televised debate Wednesday, their only face-to-face encounter in the campaign. On Friday, Royal shrugged off her low poll numbers, noting that some voters were still undecided. “There is still hope,” Royal said during a final campaign tour in Lorient in western France. “It’s up to you to decide, not the polls,” she said in an appeal to voters. At midnight Friday, the candidates were required to fall silent to give voters a day of reflection before the election begins Sunday morning.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PARIS – Nicolas Sarkozy, who would warm up relations with the United States and prod the French to work more, was favored to win presidential elections Sunday – and to dash Socialist Segolene Royal’s hopes at becoming France’s first woman president. Despite Royal’s fierce final blows Friday, all final polls suggested that Sarkozy will win Sunday’s runoff and take over this restless, troubled nuclear power from the aging Jacques Chirac. If the polls prove right, France would have a president friendly toward the United States but not servile, who gladly shook President George W. Bush’s hand but wants a deadline on pulling out of Iraq, and wouldn’t favor war against Iran. Loosen labor laws last_img read more

Neymar to miss PSG Cup tie after returning to Brazil

first_imgNeymar had already missed the 3-1 weekend win against Lille due to suspension, and Emery said on Monday that he hoped the former Barcelona star would be back in “three or four days”.But PSG’s confirmed squad for the last-16 tie in Strasbourg — where they lost 2-1 in the league 10 days ago — was missing Neymar as well as Thiago Silva, Thiago Motta, Adrien Rabiot and Layvin Kurzawa. They have won the League Cup in each of the last four seasons.Amid speculation as to the reasons behind Neymar’s trip home, Brazilian website Globoesporte published social media messages accompanied by photographs which suggest he could have been at the birthday party of his friend’s father and had also visited a dental clinic.On Monday, Neymar published a photo of himself on Twitter with the message: “Focus, strength and faith for the celebration of another day!!”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Paris Saint-Germain’s Neymar has returned to his native Brazil to deal with a family matter and will miss their League Cup tie at Strasbourg on December 13, 2017 © AFP/File / Tobias SCHWARZPARIS, France, Dec 12 – Paris Saint-Germain will again be without Neymar for their League Cup tie at Strasbourg on Wednesday, the club confirmed.Coach Unai Emery confirmed on Monday that the world’s most expensive player had been allowed to return to his native Brazil to deal with a family matter.last_img read more

Zapata eyes first win with Nakumatt calling

first_imgWith the hope of challenging for this year’s KPL gong, defeat will be the least of Zapata’s expectations as he faces a tricky Nakumatt side.“I am happy that we are not conceding goals which was a major problem when I came here. Now we need to start scoring and I am sure we will soon because we have quality players,” the optimistic Zapata said in an earlier interview with Capital Sport.AFC beat Nakumatt home and away last season without conceding a goal, winning 3-0 in the first leg and 1-0 in the return tie. However, with the side resurgent following a shot in the arm financially, it will be a tough challenge for Ingwe.Nakumatt won their last tie 3-2 away to Zoo Kericho and they walk into the AFC game heads high beaming with confidence.-AFC  boost-AFC Leopards head coach Zapata conducting training. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYALeopards will be boosted with the return of dependable defender Salim ‘Shittu’ Abdallah who has been missing with injury while Ghanaian forward Prince Arkoh might also be available for a few minutes of action after returning to training following a three-month injury lay off.Arkoh picked up a knee injury in February during the CAF Confederation Cup tie against Fosa Juniors and has not featured since.Even with the return of the two, AFC will have two absentees with left-back Isaac Oduro and forward Vincent Oburu missing with groin problems.A win for AFC will raise them a spot up to fourth if Bandari fail to pick maximum points against Mathare United in the early kick-off.-Bandari injury woes-Bandari FC skipper Shabaan Kenga attempts to go past Nakumatt’s Faina Jacobs during a Kenyan Premier League clash at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on April 29, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluBandari have had a topsy-turvy season and come into the fixture off a loss at the hands of a resurgent Tusker FC at home. But that is not the biggest of their worry; five first team players might not make it for the trip to Machakos as they are nursing various injuries.Goalkeeper Farouk Shikhalo, defender Bernard Odhiambo as well as midfielders David King’atua, William Wadri and Abdallah Hassan are all injured and will all require late fitness assessment.The only positive news for Bandari will be the return of defender Felly Mulumba who had been out for the last one month attending trials with Swaziland top side Mbabane Swallows.“We will look at the five who are injured by tomorrow (Saturday) morning and make a decision whether they will be ready enough to start. It’s a tricky situation because they have been very consistent in the first team this season,” head coach Ken Odhiambo noted.Mathare and Bandari lie side by side in the standings, separated by three points and the Dockers will look to topple Francis Kimanzi’s men and move back to third.Bandari FC coach ken Odhiambo remonstrates on the touchline during their Kenyan Premier League match against Nakumatt on April 29, 2018 in Machakos. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluBandari has beaten Mathare only once in their last 14 meetings, drawing six and losing the remaining seven. Odhiambo however is optimistic they can pick a second ever win against the Slum Boys.“We know that they have started the season very well but we are not afraid of them. We will work to counter their strengths and maximize on their weaknesses. I am happy with how we have started the season and how we are playing. If only we can convert our chances I think we will be a tough side to beat,” added the coach.Mathare come into the tie on a run of four winless matches, one that has seen them slump further from leaders Gor Mahia.A win will take them to within two points of leaders Gor and resuscitate their dream of clinching a first league title since 1998.-Fixtures-In the other fixture on Saturday, a limping Sofapaka will be at home to Zee Kericho in Narok.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000AFC Leopards head coach Zapata Rodolfo. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYANAIROBI, Kenya, May 11- AFC Leopards new boss Rodolfo Zapata will be out to pick his maiden win as head coach and Ingwe’s first in seven Kenyan Premier League matches when he faces a potential banana skin in the name of Nakumatt FC on Saturday in Machakos.After a flowery run of four wins on the trot engineered by immediate former coach Dennis Kitambi, Ingwe has slumped to two defeats and five draws, results that have seen them fall to fifth in the standings, a massive nine points off leaders Gor Mahia who have played two games less.last_img read more

UNIQUE PRAMERICA SPIRIT OF COMMUNITY AWARDS LAUNCHED

first_imgThis week marks the launch of the seventh annual Pramerica Spirit of Community Awards, the only programme of its kind in Ireland that acknowledges the outstanding acts of volunteerism by Ireland’s youth.All second-level students who volunteer in their community, at school or abroad are encouraged to apply now. Launched in 2006, Pramerica Spirit of Community is sponsored by Donegal-based Pramerica Systems Ireland in partnership with the National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals and the General Teaching Council for Northern Ireland ensuring that the programme reaches every school on the island of Ireland.In 2012, the programme honoured approximately 200 outstanding students from over 70 schools across Ireland.Last year, five students from throughout County Antrim were named among the top twenty finalists in the 2012 Pramerica Spirit of Community Awards, with one of the five students, Molly Gilmartin, Victoria College, Belfast, Co. Antrim named All-Ireland Youth Volunteer of the Year 2012.Post-primary students are invited to submit applications to their school principal by the24th October. Principals will review the applications and nominate one student in the junior category –for students up to age 16–and one student in the senior category, for students 17 to 19 years old. The deadline for nominations is the 9th of November 2012. In February 2013, judges will select 20 finalists who will each receive a certificate of merit, €500, an engraved silver medallion and an invitation to the Gala Awards dinner to be held in Lyrath Estate Hotel, Kilkenny on the 27th March.Two All-Ireland Youth Volunteers of the Year will be selected at the awards dinner. Each will receive €1,000 for a charity of their choice, a gold medallion and an all-expenses paid trip to the United States to attend the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards ceremony.“The Pramerica Spirit of Community Awards celebrates and acknowledges the voluntary activities of hundreds of exceptional youth ambassadors who actively make a difference in their communities and in communities across the world”, said Henry McGarvey, managing director of Pramerica Systems Ireland.The application form and further information about Pramerica Spirit of Community Awards can be downloaded from www.pramerica.ie/spirit UNIQUE PRAMERICA SPIRIT OF COMMUNITY AWARDS LAUNCHED was last modified: September 12th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Pramerica Spirit of Communitylast_img read more

PICTURE SPECIAL: STRICTLY COME DANCING EVENT PROMISES TO BE THE REAL ‘DEELE’

first_imgJason Cole and Tara Friel looking forward to the Deele College Strictly Come Dancing on December 6th in the Mount Errigal Hotel.Evin Devenney and Sonia Toland are all set to give a real night of entertainment at the Deele College Strictly Come Dancing on December 6th.Liam Porter and Sabrina Barnett who are taking part in the Deele College Strictly Come Dancing.Deele College caretaker Gerry Crawford and art teacher Patrice Gallagher who are taking part in the Deele College Strictly Come Dancing on December 6th.Dianne Gallagher and Michael Gallagher, two of the teachers taking part in the Deele College Strictly Come Dancing on December 6th in the Mount Errigal Hotel.Two of the students who will be dancing on the night of the Deele College Strictly Come Dancing on December 6th are Shea McDaid and Victoria Kelly.Paddy Flood and Anouska Mulrine two of the dancers taking part in the Deele College Strictly Come Dancing in the Mount Errigal on December 6th.Students Keely Higgins and Oliver Quinn among the fantastic dancers lined up to take part in the Deele College Strictly Come Dancing on December 6th.Stephen Gibson and Grainne O’Donnell just two of the grat line up of dancers who will be taking part in the Deele College Strictly Come Dancing on December 6th in the Mount Errigal Hotel.Even though the event itself won’t take place until December 6th there’s already been a huge demand for tickets for the Deele College Strictly Come Dancing contest which will be held in the Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny.Tickets for the show will go on sale at a launch night in the school on Monday November 17th and according to Caitriona Bonner one of the teachers organising the event, they are likely to be snapped up very quickly indeed.Catriona told Donegal Daily, “We have a terrific team of dancers who have been rehearsing for a number of weeks now and our Transition Year classes will also be dancing on the night. “There is great excitement building about the Strictly now and early indications are that it will be a guaranteed sell-out.“Aside from the Transition Year classes, eleven couples will take to floor on the night representing teachers, staff, students, past pupils and parents all keen to help the school with this worthy fund raising venture.“The Strictly is part of the ongoing 50th anniversary celebrations at the school and proceeds are going towards the development of a canteen in the school.“We are delighted that there has been such a terrific response. She added that the full line up of dancers will be officially unveiled on the launch night with tickets then available from the dancers or through the school.“We have a Facebook Page set up where people can keep up to date with all the news relating to the Strictly.However, I would urge anyone thinking of going on the night to make sure they get their tickets before they are sold out, she concluded. PICTURE SPECIAL: STRICTLY COME DANCING EVENT PROMISES TO BE THE REAL ‘DEELE’ was last modified: November 13th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:deele collegeEnterainmentFeaturesnewsStrictly Come Dancinglast_img read more

Bush may use troops to stem flu outbreak

first_imgWASHINGTON (AP) – President Bush, stirring debate on the worrisome possibility of a bird flu pandemic, suggested dispatching American troops to enforce quarantines in any areas with outbreaks of the killer virus. Bush asserted aggressive action could be needed to prevent a potentially crippling U.S. outbreak of a bird flu strain that is sweeping through Asian poultry and causing experts to fear it could become the next deadly pandemic. Citing concern that state and local authorities might be unable to contain and deal with such an outbreak, Bush asked Congress to give him the authority to call in the military. The president has already indicated he wants to give the armed forces the lead responsibility for conducting search-and-rescue operations and sending in supplies after massive natural disasters and terrorist attacks – a notion that could require a change in law and that even some in the Pentagon have reacted to skeptically. The idea raised the startling-to-some image of soldiers cordoning off communities hit by disease. “The president ought to have all … assets on the table to be able to deal with something this significant,” Bush said during a 55 minute question-and-answer session with reporters in the sun-splashed Rose Garden. Dr. Irwin Redlener, associate dean of Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and director of its National Center for Disaster Preparedness, called the president’s suggestion an “extraordinarily draconian measure” that would be unnecessary if the nation had built the capability for rapid vaccine production, ensured a large supply of anti-virals like Tamiflu, and not allowed the degradation of the public health system. “The translation of this is martial law in the United States,” Redlener said. It was the president’s first full-fledged news conference in over four months, as the White House hopes to regain momentum lost amid sky-high gasoline prices, a rising death roll in Iraq, and a flawed response to Hurricane Katrina. Bush has seen a small rise in his approval ratings, but they remain near the lowest of his presidency. Despite the polls and recent grumbling about his performance from some Republicans, Bush insisted he still had “plenty” of political capital that he would spend getting lawmakers to go along with his proposed budget cuts, Iraq strategy, proposals to add to U.S. oil refining capacity and desire for a reauthorization of the anti-terror Patriot Act. He called for quick confirmation of his nomination of White House counsel Harriet Miers to replace Justice Sandra Day O’Connor on the Supreme Court. On Katrina, Bush said the federal effort to help evacuees and local communities remains uneven. He praised his administration’s success at handing out $2,000 in immediate cash assistance to some storm victims and in resolving bureaucratic hurdles that had impeded the removal of the Gulf Coast’s huge debris piles. But he said the government could “probably do a better job” arranging for temporary housing for displaced people and needed to be up to the task of retraining people to fill new jobs. Responding to fiscal conservatives’ sticker shock at the costs of rebuilding the Gulf Coast, Bush called for “even deeper reductions in the mandatory spending programs than are already planned” to pay for it. On other topics: -Bush said the White House has begun the search for a replacement for Federal Reserve Board Chairman Alan Greenspan, who retires in January, but he hasn’t seen names yet. -He acknowledged the public had a “diminished appetite” for overhauling Social Security, a top priority earlier this year that was in trouble before Katrina hit and has nearly completely fallen off Congress’ radar since then. -Bush said he was “disappointed, frankly, in the vote I got in the African-American community” in November after trying hard to bring it up from the 9 percent he got in 2000. Bush won 11 percent of the black vote in 2004, and the poor federal response to Katrina’s mostly poor and black victims has led many to question Republicans’ hopes of doing better next time. -Citing the investigation into the leak of a CIA agent’s identity that has two White House officials as its focus, Bush declined to say if he would fire anyone indicted in the probe, or whether he has discussed the case with the two officials. Bush signed an executive order in April adding pandemic influenza to the government’s list of communicable diseases for which a quarantine is authorized. The key question he introduced into the debate Tuesday was who would control it: the states that by law now have the main responsibility for containing an outbreak within their borders, or the federal government, which typically has been in charge of keeping diseases from entering the country. White House spokesman Trent Duffy said the president envisioned possible military control of the quarantine process only “in the most extreme circumstances” and when state and local resources are overwhelmed. Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman said the military hasn’t be asked to develop such a plan. But he noted the military’s capabilities, with mobile medical units and hospital ships and the ability to create field hospitals quickly. Avian flu has killed or led to the slaughter of millions of birds, mostly in Asia but in parts of Europe, too. It has killed about 60 people, mostly poultry workers. So far it doesn’t spread easily from person to person. If that changes – and flu viruses mutate regularly – there could be a worldwide outbreak. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! 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