RIGA Air Force 1 Low , July 15 (Xinhua) -- Around 6,000 pigs will have to be culled at an eastern Latvian farm that has been hit by African swine fever (ASF) this week, the Latvian veterinary authority informed on Saturday.

The Latgales Bekons farm in Viski municipality in Daugavpils district is the third large pig farm stricken by the deadly porcine infection in Latvia this year.

The Food and Veterinary Service has dispatched its staff to Latgales Bekons to take preventive measures, cull the pigs and conduct an epidemiological inquiry to find out how the infection could get into the farm.

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As part of the routine preventive measures, quarantine has been declared ten kilometers around the affected farm. In this territory, veterinary inspectors will be monitoring biosafety measures, the health pigs and the movement of transport vehicles carrying animals or meat products.

Latgales Bekons Cheap Nike Air Force 1 , currently the largest swine breeding farm in Latgale, has been involved in this business for more than 40 years.

Dzintra Lejniece, the head of the Latvian Association of Pig Producers, said that the company commanded a substantial market share in the region of Latgale and had not only been growing pigs but also processing and selling pork.

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At the beginning of this year, the Latvian pig farming industry suffered serious damage as African swine fever was found on two other large pig farms, which also had to cull thousands of animals to stem the outbreak.

The virus causes no threat to people but is lethal in pigs and boars.

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Founded in 2008 by the association Les Films du Spectre, the festival is held annually in Strasbourg to showcase the richness of "fantastic cinema," with eclectic selections ranging from sci-fi to horror.

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Hooper will hold a master class on Sunday, Sept. 14, followed by a screening of a restored version of his masterpiece. Also planned is a retrospective of his career in cinema, including screenings of Poltergeist (1982) and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986).

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JAKARTA, Oct.7 (Xinhua) -- Indonesian and Jamaican government have agreed to establish cooperation in sports sector by exchanging their coaches aimed at bolstering sports achievements in the respective countries, an Indonesian official said here on Friday.

Deputy of Indonesia' s youth and sports minister overseeing efforts to boost national sports achievement Gatot Dewa Brata said that the coach exchange program between the two nations would cover badminton and athletics sports.

"Jamaica expects Indonesia to send badminton coaches and Indonesia hopes Jamaica to send athletics coaches here," he said in a statement.

The coach exchange program was expected to mutually benefit the two countries, as Indonesia has advantages in badminton sports while Jamaica was excellent in athletics, Gatot said.

Gatot expected the plan can be implemented before Indonesian athletes vying in Asian Games sports event slated for 2018 in Indonesia.


WINDHOEK, Feb. 8 (Xinhua) -- Namibia's agriculture ministry on Wednesday bade farewell to 15 Chinese experts who completed a two-year program teaching farming skills in the southern African country.

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