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”
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In the semifinals, Kevin and Markus defeated Lee Yang and Wang Chi Lin of Taiwan 21-18, 21-13.The Japanese pair, known for its resilience on the court, reached the finals after thrashing Russia’s Vladimir Ivanov and Ivan Sozonov 21-16, 21-15 at the Arena Birmingham on Saturday.”We are ready to play against any pair. We’re planning to just enjoy the match,” Marcus said in a statement.Kevin said they were eager to make amends for their failure at the 2019 All England. World number one pair Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo and Marcus Fernaldi Gideon of Indonesia is close to winning its third All England Open men’s doubles title after reaching the final.In the mixed doubles, Indonesia’s Praveen Jordan and Melati Daeva Oktavianti, a relatively new pair compared to the men’s doubles duo, have also reached the final in the hunt for their first All England title.In Sunday’s final, Kevin and Markus – nicknamed “the Minions” by their fans – are to face sixth-seed pair Hiroyuki Endo and Yuta Watanabe of Japan. “We really want to do better than last year, but we don’t want to overdo it. We’re in the final; nevertheless, we just want to do our best,” said Kevin.Meanwhile, world number five pair Praveen and Melati is to face third-seeded Dechapol Puavaranukroh and Sapsiree Taerattanachai of Thailand in the final. The Thais defeated sixth seeds Seo Seung-jae and Chae Yujung of South Korea in the semifinals.Asked about their preparation for the final match, Melati said they were ready to play extra hard against the Thais.”We’ve met several times; we know each other’s styles on the court. The thing is, we have to be ready to play extra hard when it comes to playing the Thais.”We need to keep our communication intact [on Sunday],” she added.Topics :
Facebook released the data as part of its fifth Community Standards Enforcement Report, which it introduced in response to criticism of its lax approach to policing its platforms.In a blog post announcing the data, Facebook said the company had improved its “proactive detection technology,” which uses artificial intelligence to detect violating content as it is posted, before other users can see it.”We’re now able to detect text embedded in images and videos in order to understand its full context, and we’ve built media matching technology to find content that’s identical or near-identical to photos, videos, text and even audio that we’ve already removed,” the statement said.The company also said it put warning labels on about 50 million pieces of content related to COVID-19, after announcing at the start of the pandemic that it was banning misinformation about the virus that could cause physical harm. Topics : Facebook Inc on Tuesday reported a sharp increase in the number of posts it removed for promoting violence and hate speech across its apps, which it attributed to improvements made to its technology for automatically identifying text and images.The world’s biggest social media company removed about 4.7 million posts connected to organized hate organizations on its flagship Facebook app in the first quarter of 2020, up from 1.6 million pieces of content in the previous quarter.It also removed 9.6 million Facebook posts containing hate speech in the first quarter, compared with 5.7 million pieces of content in the fourth quarter of 2019.
Fulham chairman Mohamed Al Fayed has installed his son Karim as vice-chairman.Karim Fayed, who was already a director of the club, takes on the role with immediate effect.“I am very happy to be given this role. I share my dad’s passion and commitment to this club from its glorious past heritage to its long-term future and growth,” he said.AdChoices广告Fulham chief executive Alistair Mackintosh said: “I am delighted that the chairman has appointed Karim as vice-chairman.“He has been actively involved in all aspects of the club over recent months, both with the football team and with the constantly growing off-field activity.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
UW volleyball outside hitter adjusting to life in Madison after delay in reaching states, not being able to speak her native Norweigan on court.[/media-credit]Traveling across the world is difficult enough, but attending college and playing volleyball in a foreign country would be much more daunting. Freshmen outside hitter Julie Mikaelsen has taken on that challenge in Madison, and she has handled it well. Mikaelsen has provided a spark for Wisconsin’s volleyball team, while adjusting to a new country and college life.A couple years ago, Mikaelsen’s volleyball coach in Norway contacted one of Wisconsin’s assistant coaches, Colleen Bayer. Mikaelsen was interested in playing volleyball at an American university.“I really wanted to go to a school in America, because I wanted to study and play volleyball so I’d have an education after I’m done playing volleyball,” Mikaelsen said.Mikaelsen would have been a freshman at Madison last year, but due to complications with the NCAA, she wasn’t able to attend the university for another year. Because of the delays, the team has been in communication with her for the past few years.“The team’s actually known her for quite a while,” Bayer said. “She was able to come on two different official visits which is kind of unusual, so they actually got to know Julie quite a bit in the two years that she was coming to us.”There were obviously going to be challenges that Mikaelsen would have to face when leaving Norway for Madison.“It’s really hard to transfer from playing volleyball in Norway to going here,” Mikaelsen said. “It’s talking English all the time. You wake up sometimes and the only thing I want to do is talk in Norwegian, but at the same time my teammates are really nice. They help me a lot to fit into the team, and that’s helped me a lot.”At times, it has also been hard for Mikaelsen to communicate with her teammates on the court.“When things get really moving quickly, she wants to speak in Norwegian,” Bayer said. “Obviously she knows she can’t get it, so she does get a little tongue-tied, but I think that’s getting better. She’s getting really good at giving directions in English.”Mikaelsen has provided a new energy for the Badgers. On Sunday, she came off the bench to provide seven kills that helped Wisconsin get its first Big Ten victory.“I think that she’s definitely brought an energy and a fire that we needed out of a position that we hadn’t really secured a solid starter,” sophomore Kirby Toon said. “She’s definitely brought an entire new type of play, and that’s helped make our team more dynamic.”Toon was originally supposed to be Mikaelsen’s roommate last year until the NCAA made her wait another year, so Toon has been in contact with her for a long time.“I knew her pretty well coming in, so she was more comfortable talking with me than with being with the whole group,” Toon said. “But now she’s definitely opened up and is very comfortable with the entire team, making jokes and being sarcastic.”Despite some of the language and cultural differences, Mikaelsen has enjoyed her time here.“I feel I’ve got a lot of friends, and school’s been going pretty good,” Mikaelsen said. “I just enjoy being here. I take it as an experience instead of thinking too much about missing home and just have fun.”In terms of volleyball, Mikaelsen is also trying to adjust to a different style of play than what she’s used to in Norway. The main difference is the speed of play is much faster here than in Norway. “In Norway it’s really slow [paced],” she said. “If I hit the ball the same way I hit it here in Norway, I’d probably get a kill every time, but here they pick it up like every single time.”It’s tough for any freshman to leave home and adjust to college life. Mikaelsen has been impressive in the way she’s adjusted to American culture and a new brand of volleyball.“It’s been hard, but at the same time it’s been a really big experience,” Mikaelsen said. “Because I play in the Field House in front of 6,000 people, I play with great people, and I really love the team. Overall it’s a really fun experience, but at the same time it’s hard, so it’s both hard and fun.”
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich –The Presque Isle Township Museum Society is celebrating the anniversaries of their lighthouses and will be hosting a two–part photo contest to commemorate.This year will mark the 180th and 150th anniversary of the two Presque Isle lighthouses.It will also mark the 115th year of the 1905 keepers house.In commemoration of the beauty and history of these special places, the museum society is seeking submissions of your best photos of the lighthouses.According to spokesperson, Mary Tagliareni, this is more than just a celebration.Photos will be accepted in two separate categories.For more information on submission categories and dates, you can visit www.presqueislelighthouses.org/events.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Michigan State Police participating in safe driving effortNext Water main break on Ripley Boulevard