Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band Announce Farewell Tour

first_imgToday, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band have announced thirteen new dates to round out their ‘Travelin’ Man” outing, which they’re billing as “the final tour” for the band.Last year, Detroit-native rocker and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Bob Seger was forced to suddenly cancel the remainder of his tour after undergoing emergency spinal surgery to repair a ruptured disc in his neck three weeks into the trek. This past May, after some speculation that the surgery may have sidelined him for good, Seger announced several rescheduled dates for later this year and early next year. Today’s newly announced shows are being marketed along with the 13 previously confirmed dates rescheduled from 2017 as “Travelin’ Man – The Final Tour.”Tickets for the newly added shows go on sale Sept. 28th and 29th, with fan club pre-sales on Sept. 25th. See below for a full list of dates on Bob Seger’s final tour (newly added dates in bold). For more information, head to Bob Seger’s website.Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band “Travelin’ Man – The Final Tour” Dates*newly added dates boldedWED, NOV 21 – Van Andel Arena – Grand Rapids, MISAT, NOV 24 – Sprint Center – Kansas City, MOTUE, NOV 27 – Wells Fargo Arena – Des Moines, IAFRI, NOV 30 – Enterprise Center – St. Louis, MOTHU, DEC 06 – Quicken Loans Arena – Cleveland, OHSAT, DEC 08 – KFC Yum! Center – Louisville, KYWED, DEC 12 – Xcel Energy Center – St Paul, MNFRI, DEC 14 – Allstate Arena – Chicago, ILTHU, DEC 20 – Bon Secours Wellness Arena – Greenville, SCSAT, DEC 22 – Infinite Energy Arena – Atlanta, GAJAN 09, 2019 – Huntington Center – Toledo, OHJAN 11, 2019 – Bridgestone Arena – Nashville, TNJAN 15, 2019 – Allen County War Memorial Coliseum – Fort Wayne, INJAN 17, 2019 – KeyBank Center – Buffalo, NYJAN 19, 2019 – Nationwide Arena – Columbus, OHJAN 22, 2019 – Peoria Civic Center – Peoria, ILJAN 29, 2019 – Rimrock Auto Arena – Billings, MTJAN 31, 2019 – Ford Center – Boise, IDFEB 02, 2019 – Moda Center – Portland, ORFEB 09, 2019 – Tacoma Dome – Seattle, WAFEB 15, 2019 – Talking Stick Resort Arena – Phoenix, AZFEB 17, 2019 – Pepsi Center – Denver, COFEB 23, 2019 – The Forum – Los Angeles, CAMAR 07, 2019 – Frank C Erwin Special Events Center – Austin, TXMAR 09, 2019 – Ford Center At The Star – Dallas, TXMAY 02, 2019 – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – The Woodlands, TXView Upcoming Tour Dateslast_img read more

Avian flu hits ostriches in South Africa

first_imgAug 6, 2004 (CIDRAP News) – South Africa has stopped all poultry exports and plans to slaughter 6,000 ostriches on two farms because of an avian influenza outbreak, but the flu is a different strain from the one that has plagued Southeast Asia this year, according to news services.Reports by Reuters and other services today listed the strain as H5N2. The virus that swept through Southeast Asia early this year and has recurred in several countries this summer is H5N1.The South African outbreak began about 3 weeks ago and has killed 2,000 ostriches on two farms in the Eastern Cape province, according to an SABC (South African Broadcasting Corp.) News report today. Authorities planned to kill the remaining 6,000 ostriches on the two farms, and farms in the surrounding area were under quarantine, the report said.The SABC story described the H5N2 virus found in the ostriches as “extremely infectious but not transferable to human beings and poultry.” The H5N1 strain in Asia earlier this year caused at least 34 human cases and killed 24 people.Reuters quoted the South Africa Department of Agriculture today as saying it has “stopped exports of poultry and poultry products from South Africa until the outbreak has been dealt with successfully.”A note posted yesterday on ProMED-mail, the online reporting system of the International Society for Infectious Diseases, said avian flu outbreaks in ostriches don’t necessarily affect poultry. The note, by a ProMed-mail moderator, said various low-pathogenic strains of avian flu infected ostriches in South Africa in 1991, 1992, 1994 and 1995. The first report of highly pathogenic avian flu in ostriches came from Italy in 2000, the note said.In other recent developments, a new avian flu outbreak was reported in Vietnam this week, according to Xinhua, China’s state news service. The Aug 3 report said the disease cropped up on a farm in the southern city of Can Tho. Including that outbreak, southern Vietnam has had outbreaks in 11 areas since late June, leading to the death of 63,000 chickens by disease or culling, the story said.See also:Aug 3 news release from South Africa National Department of Agriculture 5 ProMED-mail postings on avian flu in South Africa, including note by ProMED moderatorlast_img read more

Arsenal 0 – 2 Manchester City

first_imgManchester City clinched an eventful win at Arsenal to keep up the pressure on leaders Manchester United.The Gunners had Laurent Koscielny sent off after 10 minutes for hauling down Edin Dzeko in the box, but Dzeko saw the resulting penalty saved.City poured forward and James Milner put them ahead with an angled finish.Dzeko made it 2-0 from close range but Arsenal dug in after half-time and Vincent Kompany’s late red card meant both sides finished with 10 men.Kompany will feel the decision, for what referee Mike Dean adjudged to be a reckless tackle on Jack Wilshere, was harsh but it gave the Gunners hope in the last 15 minutes.Even then, the home side struggled to create chances, and their first serious shot on target came in the 90th minute when Theo Walcott beat Joe Hart but saw Joleon Lescott clear off the line. City’s win did not end up being as resounding as it had threatened to be, but it was still a crucial result in the title race.Manchester United’s victory over Liverpool earlier on Sunday had increased their advantage at the top of the table to 10 points, piling the pressure on City to respond with a positive result.The defending champions’ appalling record at Arsenal – they had not beaten the Gunners at the Emirates Stadium or Highbury in the league for more than 37 years – did not offer Roberto Mancini’s men much encouragement of managing that before kick-off.But Koscielny’s 10th-minute sending off, after he had wrestled Dzeko to the ground inside the area by wrapping two arms around the Bosnian striker to prevent him running on to a Gareth Barry header, handed City the perfect platform to change that awful statistic, and keep their neighbours in sight. Dzeko made a hash of the resulting penalty, firing it straight at Wojciech Szczesny’s legs and seeing the Gunners keeper grab the ball after it rolled back towards him along the goalline. It did not take City long to make their extra man count, however. Arsenal switched off at a free-kick, which Barry took quickly, and Carlos Tevez slid Milner clear to beat Szczesny with a powerful angled finish.More chances followed, with Javi Garcia heading the best of them wide. Arsenal could do little but try to halt the relentless pressure, but they conceded a second goal after 32 minutes.Again, more could have been done more to prevent it. Milner fired in a dangerous cross after Pablo Zabaleta got the better of Kieran Gibbs down the right and, although Szczesny kept out Tevez’s initial effort, Dzeko was on hand to tap home the rebound.Only a Wilshere header off the line stopped Garcia heading home a third before half-time and, at the interval, City might have been thinking of how they could give their goal-difference a boost.Instead, Arsenal showed commendable spirit to stop the flood of City attacks, even if they rarely threatened at the other end. Szczesny did well to dive at the feet of Tevez when he ran clear but, aside from an Olivier Giroud header that flew over Hart’s bar, that was the most meaningful incident of any kind until Kompany saw red.City’s captain got the ball when he slid in on Wilshere and protested his innocence to referee Dean, but the official made it clear he felt it was a dangerous challenge.With parity restored in terms of men on the field, the home fans tried to roar their side forward.But the closest Arsenal came to a reply was when substitute Lescott denied Walcott, leaving Arsene Wenger’s men six points adrift of a top-four spot, albeit with a game in hand on fourth-placed Tottenham.Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger: ” “It was frustrating [to go down to 10 men] but we got away with it [with the penalty miss]. “We were down to 10 men with 80 minutes to go and knew it would be a difficult game. “We gave away two cheap goals, at 10 men you keep it 0-0 and you never know.“But we were too timid and did not have enough authority on the game. We let them dictate the game to us and when we went 1-0 down it was difficult.”Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini: “If you play with 10 players it is very difficult [like Arsenal had to do for most of the game].“But, we started with a good attitude and pressed high as we wanted to win the game, it was easier after the sending off. Second half we were too soft and I thought the game could re-open.“It was an important victory. We knew it was difficult to play here [at Emirates Stadium].”last_img read more