first_imgThe Gold Cup quarterfinals are set, with the U.S. national team drawn against Curacao in the quarterfinals while traditional powers Mexico and Costa Rica will square off on the other side of the bracket. Gregg Berhalter’s U.S. squad finished group play with three wins from three, leaving them sitting top of the pile in Group D, with Panama finishing as the second-place team in the group. That set the home side up with a quarterfinal date against Curacao, a team that had never scored a goal in the competition before 2019 but finish second in Group C after working out a win over Honduras and a draw with Jamaica in dramatic fashion, on Sunday in Philadelphia.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Jamaica and Panama will square off in the other quarterfinal on that side of the bracket, also set to take place on Sunday in Philadelphia, with the winner to face the winner of the USA vs Curacao match in the semifinals. The other side of the bracket will see Group A winner Mexico face off with Group B runner-up Costa Rica on Saturday in Houston. Mexico cruised through the group stage, winning all three matches and staking a claim as the Gold Cup favorite. El Tri’s quarterfinal opponent will not be an easy out, however. Costa Rica’s struggles in the group stage saw the Ticos finish second in Group B behind Haiti, but the Costa Ricans are a tradition power in Concacaf and should provide a stern test for Tata Martino’s side. Group B winner Haiti also will take on Group A runner-up Canada on Saturday in Houston. GC quarterfinalsHaiti enters the match having taken a 2-1 win over Costa Rica in group play, while Canada’s only loss was a 3-1 reverse to Mexico.The quarterfinal will be seen by both sides as a rare chance to earn a place in the last four at the regional competition. Canada last made an appearance in the semifinals in 2007, while Haiti has never made it to the last four. The semifinal matchups will be held Tuesday, July 2 in Pheonix and Wednesday, July 3 in Nashville.last_img read more


“[These] are practical steps that would promote prudent use of antimicrobials in the region,” explained Ms. Kadiresan. To tackle these problems, WHO, FAO and OIE are leveraging their expertise and working together in a ‘One Health’ approach to promote best practices to reduce the emergence and spread of antibiotic-resistant microbes in both humans and animals. “The overuse of antimicrobials blunts their effectiveness, and we must reduce their misuse in food systems,” said José Graziano da Silva, Director-General of FAO. “Antimicrobial veterinary medicines are a crucial tool for animal health and welfare and safe food production, but they are by no means the only tool.” “Like in human health, veterinary medicine has tremendously progressed thanks to antibiotics. Preserving their efficacy and availability through their responsible use associated with good husbandry and prevention practices, is therefore essential to preserve animal health and welfare,” highlighted Dr. Monique Eloit, Director-General of OIE. Preventing antibiotic resistance As World Antibiotic Awareness Week began on Monday, the United Nations, through its Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), called for responsible use of antibiotics in humans and animals to reduce the emergence of antibiotic resistance.“Antibiotic resistance is a global crisis that we cannot ignore,” said Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of WHO. “If we don’t tackle this threat with strong, coordinated action, antimicrobial resistance will take us back to a time when people feared common infections and risked their lives from minor surgery.” Antibiotic resistance is rising to dangerously high levels in all parts of the world and threatening our ability to treat common infectious diseases. Infections affecting people – including pneumonia, tuberculosis, blood poisoning and gonorrhoea – and animals alike are becoming harder, and sometimes impossible, to treat as antibiotics become less effective. “FAO advocates for the implementation of good practices in terrestrial and aquatic production and health systems,” said Kundhavi Kadiresan, the UN agency’s Assistant Director-General and Regional Representative for Asia and the Pacific, as she formally opened the Week’s celebrations in the region. This year’s theme is to seek advice from a qualified healthcare professional before taking antibiotics. For food and agriculture, this means that one of the best ways to tackle AMR is to diminish the need of antimicrobials at farm settings through the promotion of good practices in livestock production, aquaculture farming and crop production. read more