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Canada finds 8th case of BSE

first_img The illness was found in an Alberta beef cow estimated to be between 8 and 10 years old, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) announced. Given the cow’s age, it was probably exposed to the disease either before or shortly after Canada banned the feeding of cattle protein to cattle and other ruminants in 1997, the agency said. Officials are trying to identify the cow’s birth farm so they can verify the animal’s age, find its herd mates, and locate potential sources of contaminated feed. Three BSE cases have been found in the United States so far, the latest one in an Alabama cow last March. The cow was tested in the course of Canada’s BSE surveillance program, which targets high-risk cattle. “No part of the animal’s carcass entered the human food or animal feed systems,” the CFIA said. Canada’s seventh BSE case was identified Jul 13 in a 50-month-old dairy cow from Alberta, a discovery that prompted concern because the cow was born several years after the 1997 feed ban took effect.  The sixth case, in a cow from Manitoba, was announced just days earlier, on Jul 4. See also: The United States banned imports of Canadian cattle and beef after Canada’s first BSE case in May 2003. The border was reopened to boneless beef from young cattle a few months later, but live cattle were banned until July 2005, when officials reopened the border to cattle destined for slaughter before reaching 30 months of age. Aug 23, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – Canada has identified its eighth case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), or mad cow disease, just a few weeks after the seventh case. Jul 14 CIDRAP News story “Canada confirms 7th BSE case; US joins probe”last_img read more

Floods put West Java on brink of crop failure

first_imgRead also: Widespread flooding across West Java leaves thousands of homes inundatedAmong the 15 affected regencies are Cirebon and Subang, where 3,917 ha and 3,051 ha of rice fields have been inundated, respectively.Statistics Indonesia’s (BPS) 2018 Intercensal Agricultural Survey showed that West Java was home to around 1.88 million farmers.Agricultural experts have warned that climate change has begun to affect food production in parts of the country, and have urged the government to introduce programs to mitigate the impacts.Bustanul Arifin, a professor of agricultural economics at the University of Lampung (Unila), warned that Indonesia could suffer food scarcity if the government failed to address the impacts of climate change. (mai)Topics : Crop failures could be seen across more than 10,000 hectares of agricultural land in West Java due to the recurring floods that have hit the province over the past few months.West Java Agriculture Agency head Hendy Jatnika said on Friday that heavy rains had inundated 13,234 ha of the province’s 166,715 ha of agricultural land. If the floodwaters did not recede within the next three days, the farmers’ rice crops would be ruined, he went on to say.“The provincial and regency administration will help farmers by providing rice seeds for replanting, said Hendy, adding that agriculture instructors and experts were assessing the flooded farms across the province.last_img read more

Arsenal would not be re-entered into Carabao Cup if Liverpool quit competition

first_img Comment More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves Klopp to Arsenal fans and Liverpool haters: ‘I am sorry’To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 8:16FullscreenKlopp to Arsenal fans and Liverpool haters: ‘I am sorry’ is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.‘Fifa told us the Club World Cup will be there [Qatar] and we have to go there and we will do. The Premier League tells us we have to play in the Premier League, which we do obviously. The Carabao Cup, what we did tonight, if they don’t find an appropriate place for us, not 3am on Christmas Day, then we don’t play it.‘They have to make that decision. You have to think about these things. Coral BarryThursday 31 Oct 2019 5:09 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link606Shares Liverpool are scheduled to face Aston Villa in the next round (Picture: Getty)The EFL are working to accommodate Liverpool and will only grant a ‘bye’ into the next round if there is no other solution.AdvertisementAdvertisementRule 4.4 reads: ‘International and Representative matches and Football Association Cup Ties take precedence over matches in the Cup Competition. Any Club qualifying for a place in a UEFA club competition, up to a maximum of eight such Clubs, shall be exempt from participating in this Competition until Round Three. When the remaining number of Clubs entered is other than sixty-four the Management Committee shall arrange for byes where necessary. No Club shall have a bye in successive rounds of the Competition.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityArsenal would not be given a second chance in the competition even if Liverpool give up their place.The EFL were in talks with Liverpool before the last-16 round tie with Arsenal and are confident a solution will be reached that will see the Reds remain in the cup and play Villa.‘I’m not concerned, somebody else has to be concerned because we didn’t make the fixture list, we didn’t make the schedule,’ said Klopp after the game. Arsenal would not be re-entered into the competition (Picture: Getty)‘If you have a fixture list where one team cannot be part of all the games, then you have to think about the fixture list. Hopefully it starts now. We will not be the victim of this problem.‘We play tonight, we wanted to win it, we did that, and if they don’t find a proper date, then we cannot play the next round and whoever is our opponent will go through.‘Or Arsenal play them. We are going to ignore that problem completely for tonight. A lot of people from the Premier League were sitting in front of the television hoping that Arsenal can do it. But, sorry.’MORE: Arsenal’s Shkodran Mustafi speaks out on own goal in 5-5 thriller against Liverpool Arsenal would not be re-entered into Carabao Cup if Liverpool quit competition Carabao Cup quarter-final draw Oxford United vs Manchester CityManchester United vs Colchester UnitedAston Villa vs LiverpoolEverton vs Leicester Advertisement Liverpool play in the FIFA Club World Cup in the same week as the quarter-finals (Picture: Getty)Aston Villa would progress automatically into the semi-finals of the Carabao Cup were Liverpool to follow through on their threat to quit the competition, understands.Liverpool booked their place in the quarter-finals following their ten-goal thriller against Arsenal at Anfield, a game the Reds won on penalties after a 94th-minute equaliser.Once the celebrations had died down, Jurgen Klopp stunningly claimed Liverpool might be forced to pull out of the competition due to fixture congestion.Liverpool have to play in the FIFA Club World Cup as Champions League winners and those fixtures fall in the same week, beginning 16 December, as the Carabao Cup quarter-finals.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisementlast_img read more

NRL superstar offloads Brisbane property

first_imgCooper Cronk has had plenty to celebrate this year with footy wins and the sale of his Brisbane investment property. Photo: AAP Image/Dan HimbrechtsMore from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investorless than 1 hour agoIt’s been a big year for rugby league superstar, Cooper Cronk.The NRL legend has offloaded his investment property at 218 Benhiam Street, Calamvale for the now confirmed price of $610,000.The Kangaroos and Maroons playmaker paid $477,000 for the four-bedroom, two-bathroom home 10 years ago.Cronk topped off an extraordinary 2017 by celebrating a grand final with the Melbourne Storm last weekend.Earlier this year, Cronk announced plans to leave his club in 2018, choosing a move to Sydney to live with fiancee, Fox Sports presenter, Tara Rushton.last_img read more

Russian gov’t resigns as chief plans future

first_imgPrime Minister Dmitry Medvedev onWednesday announced that the government was resigning to help facilitate thechanges.    He put forward his plans during hisannual state of the nation address to lawmakers. Putin is due to step down in 2024 whenhis fourth term of office comes to an end. Russian President Vladimir Putin has proposed sweeping constitutional changes during his annual state of the nation address. If approved by the public, the proposals would transfer power from the presidency to the parliament. REUTERS Russian government sources told theBBC that ministers did not know about the government’s resignation ahead of theannouncement.(BBC) RUSSIA – This government has resigned,hours after President Vladimir Putin proposed sweeping constitutional changes. If approved by the public, theproposals would transfer power from the presidency to the parliament.last_img read more

Bulldogs Netters Blank Wildcats

first_imgBatesville defeated Franklin Co. 5-0 on Tuesday. Lleyton Ratcliffe, Sam Giesting, and Adam Scott won in singles. The doubles teams of George Ritter/Cooper Williams and Ben Rodgers/Lane Oesterling won in doubles.Batesville won 1-0 in JV, with Brayden Worthington winning in singles.Both teams are 8-0 (5-0 in EIAC). Batesville will play at Columbus East on Thursday.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Mike McKinney.last_img

Wenger plays down Mourinho hoodoo

first_img Chelsea boss Mourinho has accused Arsenal of trying to buy their way to the Premier League title, claiming totting up the Gunners’ spending over the last two years leads to a “surprise”. Wenger attempted to downplay the pair’s simmering feud ahead of Sunday’s meeting, but conceded the contest is bound to carry a level of spice. “You know, it will not be a friendly, because it is just like that – and it is good like that,” said Wenger. “That’s part of our game now – you have to accept that every game is judged as though it’s definite. “But you know in real life it is not like that. “The tribunal is out there and we’ll draw conclusions from Sunday, but no matter if it’s positive or negative we have to continue on our way and focus on ourselves.” Asked if his winless personal record against Mourinho was any concern, Wenger replied: “No, not at all.” Wenger then moved quickly to shoot down the line of inquiry, laughing off suggestions his relationship with Mourinho is far colder than his previous rivalry with ex-Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson. Press Association Wenger accepted there would be few pleasantries when Arsenal face Chelsea in Sunday’s Community Shield at Wembley on Sunday. The Gunners’ French manager is prepared for the “tribunal” of public scrutiny he believes follows every big clash in English football, vowing not to alter his Premier League plans win or lose this weekend. Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger insists he remains unfazed by his inability to register a single victory over Jose Mourinho in 13 attempts. “I’ll leave your love story with him to continue without interfering,” joked Wenger, light-heartedly suggesting the media favour Mourinho. “I wouldn’t like to interfere in that.” When challenged that Mourinho believes it is Arsenal who receive preferential treatment, Wenger replied: “So it’s all about love.” Returning to the weight carried by Sunday’s Community Shield, Wenger continued: “It’s a game that is important, but it’s still preparation. “We want to win it but overall I think we can just give that little bit more confidence before we go into the season if we do well.” New recruit Petr Cech is expected to start in goal on Sunday in a quick-fire showdown with former club Chelsea. Wenger backed the 33-year-old for a lengthy stint at the Emirates. “He has an intimidating presence, that is for sure,” said Wenger. “In goal, he makes the goal look smaller, and that’s the kind of charisma he has. “But he has big size as well. “He has a good combination between quality, agility and size, and he has always looked built for English football. “And he’s a very bright boy as well. “I think his move is a bit like Van der Saar at that age, moving from Fulham to Manchester United and he still had five or six years with United. “So I don’t see why Petr should not have a few years. “He’s very serious, trains well, so there’s no big problem.” last_img read more

Mike Hopkins officially named head coach-designate by Syracuse

first_img Published on June 25, 2015 at 3:06 pm Contact Jesse: | @dougherty_jesse Syracuse assistant coach Mike Hopkins has been named head coach-designate for the men’s basketball program by Chancellor Kent Syverud, the university announced in a release Thursday.The announcement comes after the university announced in March that head coach Jim Boeheim intends to retire in three seasons. If that plan is seen through, Hopkins is now officially pegged to replace Boeheim after the 2017-18 season.Hopkins played in Syracuse’s backcourt from 1989 to 1993, and joined Boeheim’s staff as an assistant coach in 1995. It has long been assumed that Hopkins would take over for Boeheim once the long-tenured coach retired, with public endorsements from Boeheim and former SU Director of Athletics Daryl Gross, among others.“I believe Mike Hopkins will be a great coach,” Boeheim said in a press conference in March, “and I fervently hope that he is the coach here. But that’s something the chancellor will decide with the board of trustees, like they decide every major issue that happens at Syracuse University.”It has been six days since Syracuse named Mark Coyle the 10th director of athletics in school history. In the release, Coyle says that he “fully” supports Syverud’s decision to name Hopkins head coach-designate.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I’m honored, humbled and grateful for this special opportunity,” said Hopkins in Syracuse’s official release. “Very few people are afforded the privilege to coach at their alma mater. I want to thank Chancellor Syverud, the Board of Trustees and Jim Boeheim for entrusting me with this great program.“Coach Boeheim has created one of the most preeminent college basketball programs in the country, one that is committed to a standard of excellence and consistency.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Daniel Graetzer launches Carousel seeking to deliver ‘superior customer-driven experiences’

first_img Codere records 10X losses seeking vital lifeline  May 28, 2020 In 2019 the industry welcomes new incumbent Carousel Group, an ambitious start-up seeking to deliver fresh dynamics, thinking and propositions within multiple regulated sports betting markets.Based out of Madrid Spain, Carousel is led by Founder and CEO Daniel Graetzer, a seasoned executive in industry commercial development and venture financing.This morning, an ambitious Carousel announces that it is in the final preparations of launching its first two online betting properties and is positioned as the ‘ultimate destination’ to bet on global sports while is a dedicated platform for racing enthusiasts.The brands will target Europe and LATAM markets having secured a Malta MGA licence, with Graetzer further confirming that Carousel pursues further UK, Swedish and US opportunities for growth.“2018 was a huge year for us as we prepared the business for launch. We closed a second capital raise, acquired two strong domain names and ended the year with the acquisition of our technology platform, but now the real fun starts” Graetzer details on Carousel’s 2019 ambitions“We’ve assembled a team of highly experienced and competent leaders in our Madrid headquarters and combined with our recent acquisitions we are aiming to deliver a superior customer-driven experience to markets all over the world”. Related Articles Share StumbleUpon Codere secures €250m credit lifeline on aggressive interest rates  July 14, 2020 Share Optimised communications help Wiraya deliver 15% reactivation boost June 3, 2020 Submitlast_img read more

Upcoming legislative session will have plenty of hot button issues

first_imgTrimmer would like to work to create better education, a fair tax policy and to promote real economic growth.“The Governor’s policies have caused an increase in property taxes, sales taxes, and a reduction in deductions middle income and poor people can claim. Most of us are paying more in taxes so a few, who can most afford it, nothing,” Trimmer said. “These policies have not helped our economy but made it the lowest performing economy in our region and the U.S.”Follow us on Twitter. by James Jordan, Sumner Newscow — The state’s legislative session formally kicked off Tuesday with Kansas Governor Sam Brownback’s State of the State speech. While closing a shortfall in the budget will be the year’s most pressing issue, there are other hot button issues that have local legislators’ attention.Sam BrownbackState Representative Kyle Hoffman (R-Coldwater) is on the state Appropriation’s Committee. Those members got the first look at a study that shows the state how it can save $2 billion over the next five years. It is a 200-page book and he has not had time to read, but he has seen a presentation of the highlights.One thing that is controversial is the idea that school districts could use up their contingency fund, or reserves, instead of getting more money from the state.Kyle HoffmanHoffman said some school districts have a lot and some have very little in reserves, so he thinks having a benchmark or a certain level, might be the best idea.He said the financial shortfall in the budget is not as big as last year, and if some of the things from the study are implemented, they might be able to close it.“There are things in business, you do obvious things, but in government that is harder,” he said.Ed TrimmerEd Trimmer, (D-Winfield) said the total budget deficit is more than $200 million and bonding programs and transferring money to other programs are being used to try to cover it.“This is borrowing money with interest to pay a debt you cannot cover. You still have the debt, but also the interest. It will bankrupt future generations,” he said.State Sen. Steve Abrams, who was once on the State Board of Education board, said he would like to see an education finance bill passed this year, one that gets the state away from block grants.Trimmer also wants to work on education, but said schools are receiving $550 less per pupil than when the governor took office. He said the governor is including taxes raised at the local level in its figures and then claiming to have increased spending. He said it is not honest and just a change in accounting.Another fairly controversial thing is that the state put a “lid” on local property taxes as it closed the session last year, and it has been reintroduced this year. The lid would require cities to get voter approval to raise property taxes in many cases. It is set to go into effect in 2018, but last night Gov. Brownback said he wants to see it happen faster.Hoffman said it just makes the cities go through more of a process, and this was in place in the 1990s but was removed at some point.He said it was passed quickly last year, so it is being brought up again this year to make sure they are not hurting cities in any way.Steve AbramsAbrams said he does not think the issue is local control as much as it is “helping people keep their own money in their own pocket.”Trimmer said this bill takes decision making out of the hands of county commissioners who are also elected officials.House Bill 2440, the Family and Personal Protection Act, has also been brought up again this year. This restricts cities in their ability to ban guns inside public buildings. The state passed this last year even though most cities and counties were against it.Judges are still allowed to ban guns in the courtroom, and this year’s version allows counties a little more leeway. Currently, if cities want to ban guns in public buildings they have to install expensive electronic scanning equipment to make sure the area is safe. The new version would allow them to do this only for part of a building, such as a courtroom.Another controversial issue this year is likely to be the expansion of Medicaid, which would give the state a lot of federal money under the Affordable Care Act. This is one thing the study recommended and many rural hospitals are asking for it, saying it would help keep them going as they struggle to survive.Hoffman does not believe it will pass this year.He said Medicaid was designed for the most vulnerable people. The expansion of it would increase the number and cost the state more money. He noted that the Feds have already cut medicare, and he thinks the state would not get that much money after balancing those two things.While he thinks it would help rural hospitals, he thinks the state would end up getting stuck with the bill. 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Thank you for your input. +6 Vote up Vote down JustMe · 238 weeks ago Approx. 15% less is coming out of my check for state income tax now, as compared to 3 years ago. Sorry but that makes me happy. Maybe his intent is to force local communities to feel a little pressure? Normally, when an individual feels financial pressure, you make changes. You don’t beg for more money. People tend to forget that all the moeny the government spends, come out of OUR pockets. You want more money from the state, then you need to PAY MORE. Understand? No thank you, I say! The local levels need to tighten their belts and quit begging for cash. Make changes that save money. Think outside the box. Report Reply 0 replies · active 238 weeks ago -2 Vote up Vote down turkeyleg jones · 238 weeks ago And while Brownback and his far right buddies are in power, more and more poor people will die due to the lack of health insurance. More and more small towns will close their hospitals. Sad that it has turned into this. Once the the party of Lincoln and Eisenhower has turn into the party of greed, hate and lies. I still can’t understand why God would look in favor of anybody that preaches his works but act’s like the Antichrist. Sad ain’t it? Report Reply 4 replies · active 238 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Jim · 238 weeks ago This article is confusing to keep track of who said what. Can it be rewritten? Report Reply 0 replies · active 238 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down Nobody important · 238 weeks ago Smoke and mirrors! He takes money from Kpers, Highway fund, and from Kansas Turnpike, then puts it other places so he can say the state not in bad shape. Brownback is nothing but a dishonest politician. Nothing more, nothing less! Our country will be in the same shape soon. We’ve had eight years to come up with a few presidential candidates, and the best we can come up with is Trump and Hillary?? I think we are in trouble!! Report Reply 0 replies · active 238 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down Jim · 238 weeks ago I can not wait till Trump gets in office. One thing is for sure we will see change and punishment will be severe for those that have pulled the wool over the eyes of Americans the last 8 years. Report Reply 2 replies · active 238 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. 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