Overnight votes make it clear that Biden could still win big

first_imgTuesday might have actually been a “dark night of the soul,” and it should never have even looked close. But in the end, this thing might not actually be close. Now go have breakfast. Next door, Arizona represents the one flip that has been officially called by AP. With a 5% lead and 82% counted, it’s easy to like Biden’s position in the state. And as a rare Senate bright spot, Mark Kelly looks to have a similar edge.But it’s the states still to be called that are interesting — in a good way. A late raft of votes out of Wayne County (Detroit) has Biden right on Trump’s heels in Michigan, and there are more such votes to count. In Pennsylvania, there’s a massive 2 million block of mail in ballots that all on its own could level the field. Things in both states are likely to change sharply during the day. And perhaps the biggest remaining surprise is that Georgia remains in play … and actually looks as if the trends favor Biden.That means that while the evening may have ended looking all too much like 2016, the morning… doesn’t. Biden has already flipped Arizona. He appears set to take Wisconsin. That alone puts Biden just a single EV from clinching. Add Michigan, and that’s a win. But the more likely scenario at this point appears to be still more states flipping to blue. Biden could still sweep the Rust Belt states for a solid 305 EVs, putting the election out of any shenanigans in a single state. If Georgia comes through, Biden could end with 321, a decisive victory.- Advertisement – As of 7 AM ET, Biden holds a very narrow 0.3% edge in Wisconsin. However, the vote still outstanding appears to be early votes in urban areas that have heavily favored Biden. There may still be enough Biden votes remaining to carry him past the 1% margin that would protect against a recount.Biden’s margin in Nevada is also below 1%, but the majority of remaining votes look to be in the counties holding Reno and Las Vegas. There seems to be no reason to expect Biden’s final tally in the Silver State won’t be higher. – Advertisement –center_img – Advertisement –last_img read more

Bellivera Fuzzy Faux-Fur Jacket Is the Winter Coat of Our Dreams

first_imgGet the Bellivera Women’s Faux Fur Coat with 2 Side-Seam Pockets for $43, available at Amazon! Please note, prices are accurate at the date of publication, November 4, 2020, but are subject to change.This jacket has thousands of fans who swear by its amazing quality. This coat is so glamorous and comfy, it’s sure to be your new favorite as the temperatures continue to drop. It’s as cozy as can be — and makes you look like a full-on snow bunny! Consider Us obsessed — this fuzzy coat has it all!See it: Get the Bellivera Women’s Faux Fur Coat with 2 Side-Seam Pockets for $43, available at Amazon! Please note, prices are accurate at the date of publication, November 4, 2020, but are subject to change.Not what you’re looking for? Check out more styles from Bellivera and shop all of the clothing, shoes and jewelry available on Amazon! Don’t forget to check out all of Amazon’s Daily Deals here!Check out more of our picks and deals here!This post is brought to you by Us Weekly’s Shop With Us team. The Shop With Us team aims to highlight products and services our readers might find interesting and useful, such as face masks, self tanners, Lululemon-style leggings and all the best gifts for everyone in your life. Product and service selection, however, is in no way intended to constitute an endorsement by either Us Weekly or of any celebrity mentioned in the post.The Shop With Us team may receive products free of charge from manufacturers to test. In addition, Us Weekly receives compensation from the manufacturer of the products we write about when you click on a link and then purchase the product featured in an article. This does not drive our decision as to whether or not a product or service is featured or recommended. Shop With Us operates independently from advertising sales team. We welcome your feedback at [email protected] Happy shopping! Coats like this option from Belliver are made from faux fur and feel so luxurious — plus, they look super cute! Wearing this jacket will instantly upgrade your mood (not to mention outfit), and we’re going to tell you why.Bellivera Women’s Faux Fur Coat with 2 Side-Seam PocketsBellivera Women’s Faux Fur Coat with 2 Side-Seam Pockets AmazonSee it!Get the Bellivera Women’s Faux Fur Coat with 2 Side-Seam Pockets for $43, available at Amazon! Please note, prices are accurate at the date of publication, November 4, 2020, but are subject to change.- Advertisement – While this jacket is made from the plushest faux fur available, it also has a nice sheen that makes it look more realistic. It’s designed in a traditional bomber silhouette that cuts right at the hips, and it has a zip-up closure. The hem is cuffed with elastic for a snug fit, which expertly keeps the cold out — making sure you’re warm and toasty at all times.The sleeves are loose, which leaves enough room for layering with thicker sweaters. They’re also cuffed off at the wrists, which emphasizes the bomber aesthetic. But the big difference is that this coat has a roomy and fuzzy hood, which isn’t common in similar offerings. The hood provides the ideal amount of added fuzziness, and it will look adorable when you flip it up. There’s even enough space for you to wear a floppy winter hat!Bellivera Women’s Faux Fur Coat with 2 Side-Seam PocketsBellivera Women’s Faux Fur Coat with 2 Side-Seam Pockets AmazonSee it!- Advertisement – Us Weekly has affiliate partnerships so we may receive compensation for some links to products and services.Faux fur may have gotten a bad rap in the past, but it’s certainly in style these days! Not only is it so much more affordable and animal-friendly than the real deal, it looks just as glamorous. We can admit: the faux fur on the market is enough to make any fabulous fashionista excited.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

Georgia Senators Inflame G.O.P. Rift in Calling for Election Official’s Resignation

first_imgMr. Raffensperger dismissed their allegations as “laughable.”“Let me start by saying that is not going to happen,” Mr. Raffensperger said of the request to resign. On Monday morning, Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan, who is also a Republican, said on CNN that he had seen no evidence of widespread voter fraud in the state.“We’ve not had any sort of credible incidents raised to our level yet and so we’ll continue to make sure that the opportunity to make sure every legal ballot is counted is there,” he said. Mr. Raffensperger, a civil engineer and former state lawmaker, was elected secretary of state in 2018 after receiving a glowing endorsement from Mr. Trump, who said that Mr. Raffensperger would be a “fantastic secretary of state.” Mr. Raffensperger succeeded Mr. Kemp, who was criticized by Democrats in his time as secretary of state for supporting what they described as widespread voter suppression tactics, often in the name of fighting voter fraud.As a candidate, Mr. Raffensperger also emphasized election security issues, saying he was running “to make sure that only American citizens are voting in our elections.” “I know emotions are running high,” he added. “Politics are involved in everything right now. If I was Senator Perdue, I’d be irritated I was in a runoff. And both senators and I are all unhappy with the potential outcome for our president.”- Advertisement – Some conservatives expressed fear that the volley of accusations impugning the electoral process could depress the vote among Republican voters, who might not turn out for the January runoffs if they did not trust the legitimacy of the electoral process. Some political analysts warned that such attacks could backfire with devastating consequences as the party braces for bitter showdowns between the senators and their opponents.“Trump is gonna cost the GOP the Senate,” Erick Erickson, a Georgia-based conservative commentator, wrote on Twitter on Sunday. “His supporters are internalizing that the election in Georgia was stolen so why bother even trying.” The discord has grown as the election results in Georgia, a reliably Republican stronghold in recent years, have unsettled the state and national G.O.P. With nearly all of the ballots counted, Mr. Biden leads Mr. Trump by about 11,400 votes, and Mr. Perdue and Ms. Loeffler were forced into runoff races against Democrats — pivotal elections that could determine control of the Senate.The joint statement by Mr. Perdue and Ms. Loeffler reflected the divide among Republicans in the state, but also came as many in the party have continued to back Mr. Trump as he falsely insists that the election was stolen from him. On Monday, the Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell, said Mr. Trump had “every right to look into allegations and request recounts.”Gov. Brian Kemp, a Republican who was the former top election official before his 2018 election, sought to find middle ground on Monday. While urging Mr. Raffensperger to take seriously any charges of fraud or irregularities surrounding the election, he also did not join in any condemnation of his successor.“Given the close outcome and the record number of mail-in and absentee ballots cast in this election, this needs to be a wake-up call to the secretary of state’s office to take a serious look at any and all voting irregularity allegations that have been made,” Cody Hall, a spokesman for the governor, said in a statement on Monday. “Georgians deserve to have every legal vote counted in order to have full confidence in the outcome of our elections.” “Honest elections are paramount to the foundation of our democracy,” they added. “The secretary of state has failed to deliver honest and transparent elections. He has failed the people of Georgia, and he should step down immediately.”- Advertisement – Senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler of Georgia took the extraordinary step of issuing a joint statement calling for the resignation of the Republican secretary of state, Brad Raffensperger, and condemning the election as an “embarrassment.”“We believe when there are failures, they need to be called out — even when it’s in your own party,” the senators said in their statement, which did not offer any specific allegations or elaborate on how they believed Mr. Raffensperger had fallen short, except to accuse him of “mismanagement and lack of transparency.”center_img – Advertisement – Updated Nov. 9, 2020, 7:57 p.m. ET ATLANTA — A rift among Georgia Republicans exploded into public view on Monday as the state’s incumbent senators, both locked in fierce runoff fights for their seats, lashed out at the Republican officials who oversaw last week’s election and leveled unfounded claims of a faulty process lacking in transparency.The all-out intraparty war erupted as the vote count in Georgia on Monday continued to show President Trump narrowly trailing President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.- Advertisement – He argued that his office had been transparent, holding regular briefings and urgently updating vote counts. He asserted that the reporting process had been orderly and lawful, and noted that his office had sent investigators to consider allegations of potential illegal voting. He noted, too, that he had a monitor appointed to oversee elections in Fulton County, home to much of Atlanta, which he called “one of our longtime problem Democrat-run counties.” With their statement, Ms. Loeffler and Mr. Perdue, who have both long professed their fealty to Mr. Trump, were essentially doubling down on that sentiment, signaling that their campaigns could be more about turning out the conservative base of Trump supporters than repositioning to the political center.In the Jan. 5 runoffs, Ms. Loeffler will face a challenge from the Rev. Dr. Raphael Warnock, the pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta; Mr. Perdue is running against Jon Ossoff, the chief executive of a media production company. None of them received at least 50 percent of the vote in last week’s election. “The voters of Georgia hired me, and the voters will be the one to fire me,” Mr. Raffensperger said in his statement on Monday. “As secretary of state, I’ll continue to fight every day to ensure fair elections in Georgia, that every legal vote counts and that illegal votes don’t count.”In an earlier briefing on Monday, Gabriel Sterling, the voting system implementation manager for Mr. Raffensperger’s office, sought to debunk the various allegations that had circulated and said Election Day had gone smoothly after long lines at times during early voting.He noted that the average wait time to vote last Tuesday was two minutes.“The facts are the facts, regardless of outcomes,” he said, adding, “In this state, this time, this election on Election Day was an amazing success.”last_img read more

Bournemouth’s Dinesh Gillela on damaging stereotypes Asian footballers deal with in Britain | Football News

first_imgA new survey by the Football Supporters’ Association and Beyond Entertainment has identified just 10 professional players from the British Asian community, out of a total of 4,000 players across clubs in England.The research says that represents 0.25 per cent of players, despite British Asians – predominantly made up of those from South Asian communities – making up around 7 per cent of the UK population.In the same week that the FA chairman Greg Clarke was forced to resign over ‘unacceptable remarks’ to a Parliamentary hearing that included stereotypes of Asian communities, executive chair of Kick It Out Sanjay Bhandari says a commitment to tackling the lack of British Asian players is long overdue.- Advertisement – “The stereotypes that Asian youngsters are only good at cricket, or only good at IT… that needs to be broken.” These are the words of Bournemouth’s Dinesh Gillela, who has been dealing with racism in football ever since the age of 10.- Advertisement – “This has been a big stubborn problem for 40 years, and really the dial has hardly moved at all,” he said. “I’d say there are the big structural problems in English football in terms of systemic biases: One is the boardrooms being predominantly white and male; one is the absence of black coaches; and the third one is the complete absence of Asian players.”On November 29, 1978, Viv Anderson broke through another racial barrier by becoming the first black player to represent the England senior team, but 42 years later not one British Asian player has represented the Three Lions at senior level, while only a handful having played in the Premier League.“Ultimately the numbers don’t lie do they? So when we have an Asian player lining up for England and a pipeline of players below that we know that they’re going to make it,” Bhandari added.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – “You remember when Viv Anderson made it, it was Viv Anderson or Lawrie Cunningham, but there was always Cyrille Regis and a load of other players in the background. We don’t have that. Hamza Choudhury might make it but if he does, where is the next one, is that another 40 years?”It’s not only stereotypes that are holding back young players from South Asian communities, with many having encountered overt racism during their careers.Twenty-year-old Bournemouth defender Dinesh Gillela says that the worst abuse he had to suffer actually came from parents of the other children playing on a Sunday afternoon.“The abuse I usually suffered was from the sidelines believe it or not, and it’s certain parents calling me names. As a young kid it was hard to take and I would hear it and I would look at a father and I’m thinking ‘you’re saying that to me’ and bearing in mind I’m only 10/11 years old, and I’m thinking ‘Wow.’”He also feels his family heritage made it more difficult for him to get signed by an academy, an experience he shared with fellow South Asian players.“When I was younger there were scouts that came – but very, very rarely. I feel like when they came to watch me they wouldn’t pick me up straight away, they’d pick up a couple of my teammates and I’d be standing there, I’d be left, I’ll carry on playing but it was never a case of they’d come and then they’d select me.“I felt like even speaking to other teammates, as in other Asian football players in the academies, they feel like they had to have 2, 3, 4 chances but other players have had just the 1 chance and they’ve gone straight into the academy.”Since turning professional, Gillela recognises a different form of racism, with ill-informed attitudes still prevalent right at the top of the game.“The stereotypes that Asian youngsters are only good at cricket, or are only good IT, or are only good at maths, I feel like it’s a stereotype that needs to be broken and I feel like as long as there is pressure in the media that are covering these topics I feel like that will make a huge difference,” he said.“Obviously we heard the Greg Clarke comment the other day … That sort of stuff needs to be eradicated and it’s a big part of what other people’s perception is of South Asian players.”There is hope for the future that attitudes are ready to change, and 72 per cent of fans that responded to the survey said they’d be proud to see a British Asian captain England.While Dinesh knows he is only just starting out on his professional footballing journey, he is aiming for the very top, and he doesn’t see playing for his country as an impossible dream.“I hope my career goes to that level where I can try and get an international call-up. It all starts from the ground level but also from the higher up and with the FA chairman it starts there.“That’ll make a massive difference and to see that the whole country is behind ethnic minorities coming through and playing for their country, and as long as everyone is in the same boat I feel like it could be sooner rather than later.”last_img read more

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Hillary Clinton has to be tired of waiting 4 years for the country to realize she was right

first_imgBolton’s not wrong, a bit hypocritical considering he wasn’t exactly willing to take a step outside of party lines to divulge details that could’ve been useful during Trump’s impeachment hearings. Then, he was perfectly content solely dangling knowledge of the president’s alleged quid pro quo to promote sales of his book, but now he’s calling on the same Republicans he mimicked in cowardice to risk themselves to acknowledge the truth. Something in me says it just doesn’t work that way, but I’ll admit it would be nice. “We need Republicans to tell the truth too,” Bolton said. “It’s not that hard.” Apparently, it is. RELATED: Trump’s lawsuit against John Bolton is pointless, incompetent, and weakThe Georgia run-off is January 5th. Request an absentee ballot by Nov. 18. Early in-person voting starts Dec. 14. And REGISTER TO VOTE here by Dec. 7.- Advertisement – That “dope” has been through five presidential transitions, Bolton pointed out on Twitter. “…and every day that he delays under the pretense that he’s simply asking for his legal remedies ultimately is to the country’s disadvantage,” Bolton said of the president.In an interview with CNN’s Fareed Zakaria, Bolton also negated the previously floated theory that accepting the election results would cost Republican leaders too high a political price. “Well, I have trust in the Republican voters. I believe that if their leaders explain to them that Trump lost fair and square, and that the facts do not support his claims that the election was stolen, that they will come to accept it,” Bolton said. “But if they only hear from Donald Trump it’s not unnatural for them to think, ‘since nobody else on our side of the aisle is disagreeing that what he’s saying is accurate,’ and I think that lays the basis for real distrust in the system, casting doubt on the integrity of our electoral system, the constitutional process.”x I remember with great detail when the former secretary of state had to concede the 2016 election to a reality TV star. I can’t imagine the humility that took, but she did it. Trump at least gets to concede to a former vice president, but he’s making no such concession by his account. He’s instead taken to his usual name-calling and alleging that the election was “rigged” against him. “John Bolton was one of the dumbest people in government that I’ve had the ‘pleasure’ to work with,” the president tweeted Sunday. “A sullen, dull and quiet guy, he added nothing to National Security except, ‘Gee, let’s go to war.’ Also, illegally released much Classified Information. A real dope!”- Advertisement – And give $3 right now to rip the Senate majority from Mitch McConnell’s cold dead hands.center_img – Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

Sky Sports Scores: Download the new and improved app to get scores your way | Football News

first_imgDon’t forget to set up your notifications as well so that goal alerts, team news and major match incidents are sent directly to your phone’s home screen. Press the star button to highlight additional matches and get notifications for the games that matter to you.If you’re only interested in your favourite club, head to the ‘My Team’ section for the latest stories, videos, fixtures, results and tables.Our new calendar function lets you see the schedule for the entire season with access to matches from 12 months ago and 12 months in the future, giving you our most comprehensive scores service ever.More than just match coverageAfter the match, enjoy free highlights of every game played in the Premier League, EFL and Scottish Premiership shortly after full-time plus selected international matches. You don’t need to be a Sky Sports subscriber or sign up to watch them – just click play.Plus, throughout the week you can stay up-to-date with the latest football news and videos direct from Sky Sports News as well as expert features and analysis from the Sky Sports pundits and journalists.So what are you waiting for? Join the millions of Sky Sports Scores users in following football with the UK’s number one scores app, which is new and improved. Download from the App Store or Google Play to get started. Read on for more on why the Sky Sports Scores is the UK’s number one scores app…Personalise your experience Sky Sports Scores appImage:Get all the latest scores and notifications sent straight to your phone Make your home page work for you – personalise with your favourite teams and leagues from an extensive selection across Europe and beyond. Then, when the matches kick off, use our immersive match centre to follow commentary, line-ups, match stats and the latest videos.Remember, you can watch free in-game clips of the major incidents from all Premier League games shown live on Sky Sports, plus in-game goals for EFL and Scottish Premiership live games as well as some international fixtures.- Advertisement – The new and improved Sky Sports Scores app is here! Tailor your experience to follow your team, watch free match highlights from the biggest games and get the scores your way.The Sky Sports Football Score Centre app has had a new-season spruce and has been relaunched as the Sky Sports Scores app, but have no fear – your favourite features have been given a makeover and are still available plus there’s plenty more.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – The new Sky Sports Scores app makes following football on your phone more accessible than ever before, bringing you goal alerts, commentaries, line-ups, fixtures, results and stats from hundreds of teams and leagues every single day.DOWNLOAD THE SKY SPORTS SCORES APP: Apple | AndroidPlus you get breaking news direct from Sky Sports News, the latest features and analysis plus free video highlights of every game played in the Premier League, EFL and Scottish Premiership plus a selection of international fixtures, including the Home Nations and the Republic of Ireland.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Russian scientist dies of Ebola after lab accident

first_imgMay 25, 2004 (CIDRAP News) – A Russian scientist who was doing research on Ebola virus died after accidentally injecting herself with the deadly virus, according to news service reports. See also: The scientist was doing research on guinea pigs infected with the virus at the Vector laboratory at Novosibirsk in Siberia, according to a report from the Itar-Tass News agency, published May 22 on the ProMED-mail Web site. The Vector lab produced biological weapons in the Soviet era. A New York Times report identified the scientist as Antonina Presnyakova and said she was working on an Ebola vaccine. The story said Vector officials did not report the accident to the World Health Organization (WHO) until last week, which meant that potentially helpful advice from WHO experts was not immediately available. The Itar-Tass report said those who were involved in treating the scientist and investigating the case would be kept under observation for 21 days, with daily medical exams and twice-daily temperature monitoring. No specific treatment is available for Ebola infection, and the case-fatality rate ranges from 50% to 90%, depending on the virus subtype. The Times story said a similar accident with Ebola occurred several months ago at the US Army’s biodefense laboratory at Fort Detrick in Frederick, Md., but the researcher involved didn’t acquire the disease. The researcher pricked herself with a syringe May 5 and died May 19, according to a Reuters report. “Her hand just slipped and she jabbed herself,” the report said. The Itar-Tass report said she was isolated in a special hospital and treated in consultation with Health Ministry specialists and a physician who has treated Ebola patients in Africa. CIDRAP overview of viral hemorrhagic fevers, including Ebolahttp://www.cidrap.umn.edu/cidrap/content/bt/vhf/biofacts/index.htmllast_img read more

WHO says large SARS outbreak unlikely this winter

first_imgNov 30, 2004 (CIDRAP News) – The World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) top official in the western Pacific said yesterday that SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) cases may return this winter but probably not in large numbers.”I don’t think a large outbreak is likely,” Dr. Shigeru Omi, director of the WHO’s Western Pacific Regional Office, said in a speech in Hong Kong. Omi was quoted in a WHO news release.Omi said Asia is much better prepared for infectious diseases than it was a year ago. But he added that the SARS virus is almost certainly still circulating in animals in southern China and will continue to be a threat as long as it is present.Omi praised Hong Kong for its handling of the large SARS outbreak there in 2003. Saying the world owes the city a large debt, he added, “What was learned here was passed on to health authorities around the world. That way the global community benefited from Hong Kong’s skills and hard work.”He also said the threat of an influenza pandemic with possible “catastrophic consequences” has displaced SARS as the WHO’s main concern. Because of the risk that the avian influenza virus circulating in poultry in Asia will evolve into a form that could easily spread among people, he said, “We believe that the world is closer now than at any time in recent years to an influenza pandemic.”Only a handful of SARS cases occurred last winter and spring, including four in southern China’s Guangdong province in January and nine more in Beijing and the Anhui province of China in April. The WHO counted 8,096 cases worldwide, 774 of them fatal, in the initial SARS outbreaks from November 2002 through July 2003.last_img read more

WHO confirms 4 of 8 reported bird flu cases in Egypt

first_imgApril 3, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – The deaths of four Egyptians have been laid at the door of avian influenza, the World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed today, while Egyptian officials’ case tally has reached twice that number.In addition, an Egyptian was diagnosed with avian flu in Jordan late last week, though he contracted the disease in Egypt, according to news services.A WHO collaborating laboratory in the United Kingdom has confirmed that four Egyptians were infected by the H5N1 virus, the WHO announced in a news release today. Those four cases had previously been identified through testing in Egypt. Two of the patients died, and two have recovered.Those confirmations bring the WHO total to 107 fatalities out of 190 confirmed H5N1 cases.A fifth Egyptian patient, an 18 year-old-girl from the Kafr el-Sheikh governorate in the north, has tested positive for H5N1 in Egypt, but confirmatory tests by WHO are pending, the agency said. She is still in the hospital undergoing treatment.Meanwhile, Egyptian authorities say they have confirmed three more human cases of avian flu, news reports said.Health Minister Hatem el-Gabali told Reuters news service yesterday that two sisters, also from Kafr el-Sheikh, have tested positive for the virus. One girl is 6 years old; the other is 18 months. Both handled dead birds, el-Gabali told Reuters, and both were in stable condition. Blood tests on close family members were negative, he added.In addition, an Egyptian man who has been working in Jordan was diagnosed with H5N1 there on Mar 31 and was in stable condition, according to the United Nations Integrated Regional Information Networks (IRIN) news service. He apparently is the first person in Jordan to have an H5N1 infection. The first bird outbreaks in Jordan were reported about 10 days ago.The man, a 31-year-old construction worker named Abdul Fattah Ahmed Mess’ed, has worked in Jordan the past 4 years, said Saeed Darwazeh, Jordan’s health minister, as quoted by Agence France-Presse (AFP) in a Mar 31 report.Mess’ed arrived at the Red Sea port of Aqaba on Mar 28 on a boat from Egypt, Darwazeh said. He was sent to the Karak state hospital, south of Amman, where tests identified an H5N1 infection. Additional tests by a WHO lab were pending, the AFP story said.Mess’ed was said to have had contact with infected birds in Egypt, AFP reported. Six people who shared an apartment with him were put under observation, authorities said on Mar 31.Meanwhile, as India completed the culling of about 225,000 poultry to prevent the spread of H5N1, a senior official told AFP today that he anticipated finding more cases this week.Bijay Kumar, animal husbandry commissioner for western Maharashtra state, said that test results were expected soon on poultry samples from a 580-square-mile area that encompasses 100 villages. Officials were ready to start culling again if necessary, he added.In Russia, avian flu has stopped a traditional spring bird hunt, according to a United Press International report today. Local officials have banned the spring hunt in Kamchatka, a peninsula in northeastern Siberia that is visited by migratory birds from Japan, China, and Korea.See alsoWHO update on cases in Egypthttp://www.who.int/csr/don/2006_04_03/en/index.htmllast_img read more