EAST LANSING, MI – SEPTEMBER 12: A general view of the field before the game between the Oregon Ducks and Michigan State Spartans at Spartan Stadium on September 12, 2015 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)There are a bunch of notable college football teams playing this evening. Will we be getting any upsets? Maybe…Michigan State, the No. 11 team in the country, is looking shaky through almost one quarter against Utah State, which the Spartans are hosting in East Lansing, Mich.MSU is trailing, 7-6, with a little less than three minutes to play in the first quarter.The Spartans just cut the lead to one point with a field goal. Michigan State had a disappointing showing at the goal line.Matt Coghlin’s second field goal of the game, this time from 32 yards out, cuts Utah State’s lead to 7-6 with 2:54 left in the first quarter.— Michigan State Football (@MSU_Football) August 31, 2018Michigan State has been picked as a potential Big Ten and College Football Playoff contender this fall. The Spartans need to get it going tonight, though.The game is on BTN.
“National borders cannot stop the disease from spreading,” warned Joseph Domenech, Chief of the FAO Animal Health Service. “Only regional cooperation is likely to achieve success.” The Southeast Asia network, covering Cambodia, Laos, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Thailand, East Timor and Viet Nam, was launched at a three-day regional meeting of veterinary officers and laboratory experts that ended in Bangkok today. Two similar networks for South and East Asia will follow soon.FAO is providing $1.2 million for the creation of these subregional platforms, which will offer training and information exchange for national laboratories and surveillance teams from 23 Asian countries, bringing together affected and non-affected countries to better coordinate the control and prevention of bird flu. “Our aim is to improve the quality of diagnosis and epidemiological data,” Mr. Domenech said. “This will help countries to judge the effectiveness of their control campaigns, identify weaknesses or share success stories. Therefore, the region will be in a much better position to respond to the avian influenza threat.” Earlier this month China, Thailand and Viet Nam reported new outbreaks in chickens of the H5N1 bird flu virus that at the beginning of the year killed at least 22 people and led to the deaths or culling of 100 million birds in nine countries across Southern and Eastern Asia. The network for South Asia will include Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Pakistan, Nepal and Sri Lanka. In East Asia, China, Japan, the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea, Mongolia, and the Republic of Korea will participate.