News Scan for Nov 16, 2018

first_img126 more people sickened with Salmonella after eating tainted beefA total of 126 more people have been sickened by a strain of Salmonella Newport in an outbreak tied to JBS Tolleson, Inc. beef products, and three more states are affected, according to an outbreak update yesterday from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).The outbreak has now grown to 246 Salmonella illnesses in 25 states related to this outbreak. Fifty-nine patients have been hospitalized, but there have been no deaths.The CDC said symptom-onset dates ranged from Aug 5 to Oct 16 of this year. Of 137 people interviewed, 123 (90%) reported eating ground beef at home.”Officials in Arizona collected an unopened package of ground beef from an ill person’s home. The outbreak strain of Salmonella Newport was identified in the ground beef. Whole genome sequencing showed that the Salmonella identified in the ground beef was closely related genetically to the Salmonella in samples from ill people,” the CDC said.On Oct 4, JBS Tolleson, of Tolleson, Ariz., recalled 6.9 million pounds of beef products that were produced and packaged from Jul 26 to Sep 7, 2018. The beef was distributed to a number of sellers, including Winn-Dixie, Walmart, and Sam’s Club. Nov 15 CDC update Jennie-O recalls ground turkey over possible Salmonella contaminationJennie-O Turkey Store Sales, LLC, of Barron, Wisc., announced a recall of 91,388 pounds of raw ground turkey products that may be associated with an outbreak of illnesses caused by Salmonella Reading, according to a press release from the United States Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Services (FSIS).The raw ground turkey products were produced on Sep 11 and include 1-pound packages of ground turkey, taco-seasoned turkey, and Italian-seasoned turkey with “use by” dates of Oct 1 and Oct 2. The products were shipped to retailers across the country. Investigators traced the Salmonella strain to in an unopened package of turkey from an Arizona patient’s home.”FSIS, the CDC, and state public health and agriculture partners, have been working together on an illness cluster involving 164 case-patients in 35 states. Patients have reported eating different types and brands of turkey products purchased from many different stores, handling raw turkey pet food and/or raw turkey, or working with live turkeys or living with someone who handled live turkeys,” FSIS said in a statement released yesterday.FSIS warned consumers to check frozen ground turkey and throw away any recalled products. Nov 15 FSIS statement  Papua New Guinea, Nigeria record new polio casesBoth Papua New Guinea and Nigeria recorded new polio cases this week, according to the latest update from the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI).In Papua New Guinea, one new case of vaccine-derived poliovirus type 1 (cVDPV1) was recorded in East Sepik province, Angoram district. The patient first reported paralysis symptoms on Sep 26. The new cases raises Papua New Guinea’s year-to-date cVDPV total to 22. The cases represent Papua New Guinea’s first polio outbreak in nearly two decades.In Nigeria, two circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) cases were reported this week. One case was in Katsina state, and the other in Kaduna state (part of the ongoing Jigawa outbreak). The new cases raise Nigeria’s year-to-date total to 25.”As the year draws to a close, endemic and outbreak countries are making concerted efforts to eradicate the last strong holds of polio, by conducting large-scale immunization activities before the end of the year,” GPEI noted. Nov 16 GPEI report Low-path H5N2 avian flu found in another Minnesota turkey flockExpanded surveillance near the site of recent low-pathogenic H5N2 avian flu detections at Minnesota turkey farms has turned up one more affected flock, according to an update yesterday from the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE).The latest outbreak began on Nov 12 at a farm in Kandiyohi County in the central part of the state where the virus was recently found on other turkey facilities. The farm houses 89,600 birds, which will be depopulated through controlled marketing.The strain was first detected in the middle of November, and genetic sequencing has suggested that the virus is related to a North American wild bird low-pathogenic H5N2 lineage.Nov 15 OIE report on low-path H5N2 in Minnesota USDA launches poultry biosecurity campaignIn other avian flu developments, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) today launched a new biosecurity campaign aimed at preventing the spread of infectious diseases in commercial in backyard poultry. In a statement, it said given the devastating avian influenza outbreaks in 2014-2015 and this year’s outbreak of Newcastle disease, “the timing is right for everyone in the poultry community to work together to protect the health of our nation’s flocks.”Titled “Defend the Flock,” the campaign combines and updates two earlier campaigns that target poultry sectors.Jack Shere, DVM, PhD, the USDA’s chief veterinary officer, said though the earlier campaigns were successful, combining them emphasizes shared responsibility and improves the USDA’s ability to promote biosecurity practices. The USDA launched a new web page for the campaign and will hold a webinar to share more details about the updated resources.Nov 16 USDA statement USDA “Defend the Flock” web page USDA webinar informationlast_img read more

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first_imgStay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY Subscribe now for unlimited access Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our community To continue enjoying, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGINlast_img read more

Bancroft sweats on club cricket return

first_imgCricket Banned opener Cameron Bancroft will find out this week whether he will be granted special permission to return to his club cricket side this year. Bancroft is serving a nine-month suspension from state and international cricket for his role in the ball-tampering scandal in South Africa. That Cricket Australia ban ends in late December, at which point Bancroft will be free to play for Western Australia and Australia again. But the 25-year-old is hopeful of being granted an exemption to play for his WA club side Willetton while serving his CA ban. Under WA Premier Cricket rules, any CA ban automatically extends to WA club ranks. The situation is different on the other side of the country, meaning fellow banned test players David Warner and Steve Smith are free to play club cricket in NSW while serving their 12-month CA suspensions. The 16 WACA clubs were scheduled to hold an extraordinary meeting on Monday night to vote on Bancroft’s eligibility. Bancroft only needs a simple majority at that meeting to earn an exemption – meaning nine yes votes will be enough. If the vote goes against Bancroft, he will have to consider moving interstate until his CA ban ends. NSW premier cricket is ready to pounce on Bancroft if the right-hander is denied the chance to return via WA’s State league. WACA chief executive Christina Matthews has urged WA’s clubs to allow Bancroft to play in the state league, saying it would be unjust if they don’t. Bancroft has retained his WA and Perth Scorchers contracts, and he is free to join in at training when pre-season starts in June. New Australia coach Justin Langer has already said he’d welcome the return of Bancroft, Smith, and Warner when their CA bans end. – AAPlast_img read more

Latvia loses again to Spain in qualifying tournament and looks for…

first_imgLatvia gave up to Spain with 1-3 (25:27, 25:18, 26:28, 22:25).Hermans Egleskalns and Atvars Ozoliņš were the most productive in the ranks of the Latvian national team with 18 points, Zigurds Adamovičs scored 11 points, Romans Saušs one less, while Toms Švans added eight. Deniss Petrovs scored five more points, but Paul Renārs Jansons also earned one point.Victor Perez-Rodriguez scored 16 points in the Spanish national team.The Spaniards started the game convincingly, winning the first four games – 4: 0. In the next game, the first point for the Latvians was scored by Hermans Egleskalns, but a moment later Tomas Švana’s serve flew into the car – 1: 5. Following the set, the Latvians improved their performance and managed to reach 10:11 after a Spanish mistake on the net. At the end of the set, the Spaniards were able to take advantage of Latvia’s national team mistakes and took the lead with 21:17, while Egleskalns responded with an elusive service, but Zigurds Adamovičs was great in the block – 21:21. Photo: Publicity photoAt the 23:23 result, Roman Saušs made a mistake, but immediately after that Ivanov’s shot touched the Spanish block – 24:24. Both teams were able to win their 25th point later, but in the last two games the Spaniards were more skilled, celebrating the victory in the first set with 27:25.The second set was started more successfully by Latvian volleyball players, taking the lead with 2: 0 after Schwann’s “go”. In the next game, Adamovičs’ precision block provided a three-point lead, but Atvars Ozoliņš copied his partner Adamovičs and achieved a safer 4: 0. In the middle of the set, the Latvian national team continued to show a great game in defense – a precise match and a difficult block to overcome – which allowed to take the lead with 18:10. Photo: Publicity photoAfter the Adamovič bloc, the Latvians took the lead with 20:12, but a moment later Egleskalns “behind” the net “laid” the ball on the Spanish side, reaching 24:17. The Spaniards then played one point, but the Latvians earned the victory point in the set with a precise block.In the introduction to the third set, the Spaniards made a mistake and made too many passes in one game, as a result of which the Latvian national team took the lead with 4: 2. After Migela Anhela de Amo’s mistake in the serve, the Latvians took the lead with 8: 7, but Schwann’s elusive serve and Egleskalns’ game in the block allowed to gain a three-point lead – 12: 9. In the second half of the set, the result was a draw 16:16, but the Spanish error at the end of the game and Sauša’s skilled play again gave him a two-point advantage – 18:16. At the very top of the set, both teams kept their opponents one point away for a long time, but in the end the victory was taken by the Spaniards – 28:26. Photo: Publicity photoIn the fourth set, the Latvians took the lead with 10: 5, but then lost six points in a row – 10:11. Shortly afterwards, Sauss jumped high above the net and reached 15:11, but the Spaniards were able to pick up Schwan’s service and soon turned it into a defeated point. The Spanish national team scored its 20th point without acknowledging that the ball had touched the block after the Latvian hit, but immediately after that the Latvian national team reached a draw at 20:20.At the end of the game, the referees made some decisions that prevented the Latvian national team from gaining the upper hand, but the Spaniards brightened up in the remaining points and won the victory they needed.On Sunday, Latvia will meet with Cyprus in the last game of the qualifying tournament. In case of victory, Latvia will qualify for the final tournament.In group D, the leader with nine points in five games is Latvia, followed by Spain with the same number of points. Moldova has scored six points in four games, but the Cypriots have three.Latvia has managed to qualify for the final tournament in 1995, but Kēl with the Estonian national team – twice. Led by head coach Keh, this is the second attempt for Latvians to enter the European Championship final.In 2018, both the Latvian and Moldovan national teams participated in the European Championship qualification tournament, but none of the teams managed to reach the final tournament.Even before leaving for Cyprus, the Latvian national team in Estonia held three test matches with the local national team, failing in all dues. Duels with the Polish team “Radrad Enea Czarni” in Radom were also planned, but they had to be canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.The European Championship qualifying tournament in Group D takes place in the capital of Cyprus, Nicosia, where the two-round matches will take place from 30 August to 6 September. In addition to Latvia and hostess Cyprus, Spain and Moldova also participate.The qualifying tournament for the European Championship in Group D is the only one in which both rings will be played at once in one country, and the only one to be played in late August and early September, the finalists in the other groups being determined in January next year.The final tournament is scheduled for August and September 2021 in Poland, the Czech Republic, Finland and Estonia. Four home teams and the top eight teams from previous European Championships in Serbia, Slovenia, France, Russia, Italy, Ukraine, Germany and Belgium have already secured a place in the top 24 teams in Europe. The remaining 12 places in the final tournament will be taken by the winners of seven groups and the five best second place winners.Composition of the Latvian volleyball team:builders – Deniss Petrovs (Nizhny Novgorod ASK, Russia), Edvin Skruder (Jekabpils “Lynx”);second tempo – Romans Saušs (“Argo de Sete”, France), Kristaps Šmits (“Limbaži” / MSĢ), Atvars Ozoliņš (“Parnu”, Estonia), Markuss Cielavs (“Savo Volley”, Finland);diagonal – Hermans Egleskalns (Olympiacos of Piraeus, Greece), Edward Buvids (LINDAREN Volley I, Amrisville, Switzerland), Kristaps Platačs (Parnu, Estonia), Renārs Jansons (RTU / Border Guard);first tempo – Toms Švans (“Parnu”, Estonia), Vladislavs Blumbergs, Zigurds Adamovičs (both – Jēkabpils “Lūši”);libero – Ingars Ivanovs (RTU / “Border Guard”).Others are currently reading “I was beaten and strangled”: Paris Hilton admits she was brutally humiliated by five of her ex-boys Viktor Lapchenok on years of fame, jealousy and love: “Hit me off, I believe in fate” Prince Michael Jackson’s son is proud to have his father’s surname; reveals how a musician has brought up his childrenlast_img read more

Hey Barry, More Mike Green Please

first_imgAs improved as the Washington Capitals have been this season under Coach Barry Trotz, the Caps ability to play with a lead and close out games has remained quite a question mark. Witness Tuesday night’s despicable shootout loss to the lowly Edmonton Oilers.In that game, the Capitals led, 4-2, with five minutes remaining. The Caps had dominated the game and appeared in good position to get a nice victory heading into the All Star Break.But the coach shortened the bench, like Trotz has done on numerous occasions this season, in an attempt to put what he thought were his best defensive players on the ice in order to close out the game. Part of that strategy included not playing Mike Green (and his defensive partner) over the last the five minutes in regulation.Green is the best skater, passer, and puck possession defensemen on the roster. So why was he not on the ice when it seems you’d want a guy like that out there?In fact, #52 has “sat the pine” in each of the three previous games in which the Caps had a slim lead late, as evidenced by the data below:1 shift for only 12 seconds in the last 6 minutes versus Philly (1-0 lead)1 shift for 44 seconds in the last 7 minutes versus Colorado (2-1 lead)0 shifts in last 5 minutes versus Detroit (3-1 lead)In each of those three games the Capitals were heavily out shot late and just hung on to win. Trotz went to that well, not playing Green, again last night and failed miserably.It’s often stated in sports “that the best defense is a good offense.”Trotz has called Green the Caps “X-Factor” for a reason. When he’s on his game, and he’s pretty much mostly been that way all season, he can carry a team. Former Caps Coach Bruce Boudreau didn’t call him “The One Man Breakout” for nothing.I can understand not wanting to put the 6th defensemen (Jack Hillen) on the ice late in games. But not playing Hillen doesn’t also mean you have to sit a player of Green’s calibre too.Why not go to a five defensemen rotation late in games? After all, playing just four D for the last five minutes has to wear out the guys who are playing and decrease their probability of getting the puck out of the zone, right?If Green’s on the ice, chances are greater that the puck will be in the offensive end of the rink. He’s faster than the other four D so isn’t he more likely to get to the dump-ins and loose pucks than Brooks Orpik, Matt Niskanen, John Carlson, and Karl Alzner?Green has four goals and 23 assists this season including a goal and 14 assists in his last 16 games.Bottom line, the Capitals are a better team with Mike Green on the ice, it’s a part of the reason the club is getting the lead in so many games.Sure he’s prone to a big turnover every now and then, or “The Big Mistake”, as our friends over at Japers Rink call it.But to me the Big Mistake is not having Green on the ice late in games. Get him out there more often and the Caps should find it much easier to close out more victories.last_img read more

Mario Balotelli in talks with Serie C minnows Como over transfer as star’s career nosedives

first_img What’s This “Trick” Called? Comment Down Below!! 8 MOST DANGEROUS RAINS of All Time | TOP 10 INTERESTING 10 INCREDIBLE Space Launch Failures! MARIO BALOTELLI is in talks with Italian THIRD TIER outfit Como over a potential transfer move.The former Manchester City and Liverpool star is due to be released by Brescia just 12 months into his three-year deal.Mario Balotelli is in talks with Serie C side ComoCredit: AP:Associated PressMassimo Cellino, the Serie A side’s owner, had a public falling out with the 29-year-old and now wants to activate a clause in his contract that enables him to rip up his deal after a season.Now with Balotelli set to become a free agent, ambitious Serie C club Como have moved quickly to try and pull off a huge coup.Como chief executive Michael Gandler told Football Italia: “There’s been some contact between the two parties.“His representatives sat down to listen to us. I can’t say any more than that.”Como’s new owner Robert Budi Hartono is believed to have an estimated fortune of around £14billion.He has lofty ambitions to take the club into the top-flight and feels Balotelli is the man to fire them there.Gandler previously said: “Serie A is definitely the goal, however, it’s not an ownership group that’s just going to throw money at the problem. “The business philosophy is that we don’t buy value, we create value. Spending a bunch of money on players isn’t creating value.“We’re probably the only club that spends less than 50 per cent of our budget on players.“Most of them are probably 80 to 90 per cent.”And the deal for Balotelli would fit into that model due to the lack of transfer fee, although the much-travelled frontman is expected to demand a hefty wage package.Brescia appear desperate to get him off their books, with Cellino admitting it was a “mistake” to sign him.Both parties are now set for a legal battle.Cellino said back in May: “He no longer has his head with us and I am taking his departure for granted.“It’s not necessarily different to what he’s always done in his career – he’s just a bit anarchic.”Balotelli has scored five goals in 19 appearances for Brescia this campaign.Mario Balotelli scores Italian football’s first goal of the decade for second time in career with strike vs Lazio for Brescia Rebekah Vardy scores an impressive penalty in six-inch heels Real or Fake? Shark Attacks Helicoptercenter_img Top 5 Best Budget Hotels In Dubai under AED 400 a night. People Slammed By Massive Waves 4 Travel Diary // Vietnam 2017 Source: Soccer – read more

Arsenal striker signing showdown! Find out which goal scorer Gooners tip to move

first_imgArsenal manager Arsene Wenger is still looking for additional firepower, with two goal scoring strikers linked in recent days.Inter captain Mauro Icardi, who scored 16 times in Serie A last season, is one and Lyon’s 21-goal ace Alexandre Lacazette is the other.Both men won’t come cheap and there is talk of Icardi costing around £50m, while Arsenal have already had a bid of £30m for Lacazette rejected by his club. READ WHAT LYON MANAGER BRUNO GENESIO SAID ABOUT LACAZETTE’S FUTURESo who would Gooners prefer? Would Arsenal fans prefer to sign Mauro Icardi or Alexandre Lacazette? 1last_img read more