This will do more to cut flu cycle than any other step! After five years, it will revolutionize their poultry market and the fight against annual and novel flus!
Shanghai will suspend live poultry trading from January 31, the first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year, until April 30 to prevent a recurrence of the bird flu.
The suspension will be an annual feature for the next five years, dependent on the evaluation and warning of the bird flu and the seasonal onset, according to a joint statement issued by the Shanghai Agricultural Commission and the Shanghai Commerce Commission.
All the designated wholesale and retail markets will be banned from trading in poultry and violators face hefty fines between 10,000 yuan (US$1,641) and 30,000 yuan under a new rule that took effect in June.
via Poultry market to shut over bird flu fears | Shanghai Daily.
Last month, we saw photographic evidence that dancing enthusiast Christopher Walken was randomly picked up by two strangers who saw him struggling to hail a cab on the Upper West Side. Sergio P. told us that he and his friend Ash K., both 38, had been driving down Columbus Avenue around 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday Nov. 19th when they spotted the iconic actor: \”He said he was hailing a cab. Wasn\’t weirded out [by the situation], but did look at us both and into the car. We were really nice and told him we were fans and would be honored to give him a lift. [He was] totally cool with it.\” So now you know how to act if you happen to drive by Walken.
\”I have never picked up anyone. Not an actor or a random person,\” Sergio told us. Walken told them politely, \”I don\’t want you guys to go out of your way. I am going straight downtown and you can leave me anywhere.\” Sergio described a little bit of what the three men talked about as they drove from around W. 83rd Street to somewhere in the W. 40s: \”Since we were in NY he knew the area well but couldn\’t believe how much things had changed. Also told us he was born in Astoria Hospital, because my son went to St. John\’s High School. We talked about neighborhoods in NY and acting—he gave [Ash] advice on acting.\”
The best part: Walken is even nicer than we imagined. \”We had time to talk because there was traffic but it was moving. When we stopped at his destination he didn\’t immediately get out. Finished the conversation and got out a few minutes after.\” So feel free to kindly offer Walken a ride if you see him—it\’s probably better that way than the other way around.
via Christopher Walken “Wasn’t Weirded Out” When Fans Gave Him Ride Across City: Gothamist.