Bad News for Sixers on Injury Front
The third overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, Embiid sat out the entire 2014 and 2015 seasons while recovering from a broken foot. In fact, one has to wonder if he'll play at all during the 76ers' final 24 games of the 2016-17 season.
In the United Kingdom, an outbreak of bird flu last week led to the culling of more than 55,000 ducks believed to be infected. The turkey flock was tested after numerous birds showed signs of depression and the infected farm was immediately quarantined.
A commercial Tyson farm in Alabama that borders Lincoln County tested negative, officials said in a news release.
Samples from the affected flock, which experienced increased mortality, were tested at Tennessee's Kord Animal Health Diagnostic Laboratory and confirmed at the APHIS National Veterinary Services Laboratories (NVSL) in Ames, Iowa.
The farmers of the affected farm have been advised to bury the bodies of the dead chicken, to avoid spreading of the virus. "AVA would like to reassure the public that poultry in Singapore are free from highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) and are safe for consumption", the agency said. It is the first time HPAI has been found in Tennessee, the state government said.
The main concern over the spread of HPAI is its ability to wipe out a massive number of birds and that forces price increases on chicken products. Results are known before the birds are processed, the company said, and animals are not used if bird flu is detected. The risk of human infection in poultry outbreaks is low, although in China people have died this winter amid an outbreak of the H7N9 virus in birds.
U.S. airstrikes conducted in Yemen overnight
Navy Seal was killed, six American soldiers were wounded and a military aircraft suffered a hard landing and had to be destroyed. Saleh has since aligned himself with Shia Houthi rebels who drove Hadi's forces from the capital, Sanaa, in 2015.
Pakistan to host ECO Summit
Discussions at the meeting will focus on prospects of cooperation in the fields of connectivity, trade, transport and energy. He further said the theme will help foster rail, air, energy, cyber, and knowledge based connectivity.