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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

£43bn Border to Coast pool appoints Fiona Miller as COO

first_imgSource: IPEFiona Miller (right) receives the Pension Fund Achievement of the Year award in Berlin last yearIn addition to the COO appointment, the partnership has also named two non-executive directors for its board, chaired by outgoing Railpen chief executive Chris Hitchen.Enid Rowlands is a former trustee of NEST, the defined contribution master trust set up by the UK government to help meet demand for auto-enrolment provision. She has also served on the boards of UK public bodies such as the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority and the General Medical Council.Tanya Castell chairs the Quality Assurance Scheme for the UK’s Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, and is a former pension fund trustee. Her current non-executive roles include positions on the boards of Faster Payments Scheme – set up to improve money transfer speeds between bank accounts – and Scottish Canals. She was awarded an MBE earlier this year for her work to promote diversity in boardrooms.Hitchen said: “In Rachel, Fiona, Enid and Tanya, I now have highly talented board colleagues with diverse and complementary skills. We have a lot of work to do to build Border to Coast into an investing institution which succeeds for the long term, but this is a great place to start.”BCPP’s founding funds include the pension schemes for Bedfordshire, Cumbria, Durham, East Riding, Lincolnshire, North Yorkshire, Northumberland, South Yorkshire, Surrey, Teeside, Tyne & Wear and Warwickshire. Fiona Miller will join the Border to Coast Pensions Partnership (BCPP) as chief operating officer in January.Miller has been a driving force behind the creation of the £43bn (€48.2bn) BCPP collaboration and the wider pooling project among local government pension schemes (LGPS). In December she was presented with IPE’s Gold Award for Pension Fund Achievement of the Year for her efforts.She is currently head of pensions and treasury at Cumbria County Council where she oversees the £2.5bn pension scheme.Miller will join CEO Rachel Elwell, who was appointed last month and will take up her role in December. In a statement announcing the appointment, BCPP said it expected to build a team of roughly 70 staff to be based in Leeds. Miller said: “I am pleased to have been given the opportunity to continue to take a leading role in the next phase of the journey that I started with our partner funds over two years ago, which was to create a long-term investment-driven pool, working solely for the benefit our members, sponsoring employers and taxpayers.”last_img read more

Mourinho and the dreaded letter P

first_img One of those defeats came against Tony Pulis, whose West Brom side beat the Blues 3-0 at the Hawthorns in May. Pulis had also got the better of Jose Mourinho’s men while in charge of Crystal Palace in March 2014 so on Sunday he will be aiming for a third win in a row over Chelsea. Ahead of Sunday’s clash with Tony Pulis’ West Brom, here Press Association Sport looks at Jose Mourinho’s troubles with Ps. Alan PARDEW December 6, 2014: Newcastle 2 Chelsea 1 Papiss Cisse’s goal inflicted Chelsea’s third successive league defeat at Newcastle and left Mourinho still awaiting his first win in the competition at St James’ Park. Mauricio POCHETTINO January 1, 2015: Tottenham 5 Chelsea 3 The Blues conceded at least four goals in one match for the first time under Mourinho as Spurs troubled the Blues with pace and panache to help Manchester City draw level at the top of the table. Phil PARKINSON January 24, 2015: Chelsea 2 Bradford 4 All Chelsea’s league and cup defeats since the start of their 2014-15 title-winning season have come against managers whose surnames begin with the letter P. Mourinho branded the FA Cup fourth-round exit to Bradford “unacceptable” and a “disgrace” as the League One side came from 2-0 down to win at Stamford Bridge. Tony PULIS May 18, 2015: West Brom 3 Chelsea 0 A side managed by former Crystal Palace boss Pulis got the better of Mourinho’s Chelsea for a second successive season as Saido Berahino scored twice and Cesc Fabregas received a bizarre red card. Manuel PELLEGRINI August 16, 2015: Manchester City 3 Chelsea 0 Mourinho called the result “completely fake” after Sergio Aguero’s double in City’s win. He substituted John Terry for the first time in 177 Premier League games. Another one taking the P was… Gus POYET April 19, 2014: Chelsea 1 Sunderland 2 Former Blues midfielder Poyet’s relegation-threatened Sunderland inflicted Mourinho’s first Premier League home loss in the 78th match. The Portuguese bemoaned the officials afterwards. It remains his only loss at Stamford Bridge in the league. Not wishing to alarm you Jose, but…. The Hawthorns has been a bit of a graveyard for Chelsea managers. Two of the previous three incumbents left Chelsea within days of defeats suffered there – Andre Villas-Boas in March 2012 and Roberto Di Matteo eight months later. Press Associationlast_img read more

Keshi tells Nigerians to be patient over provisional list

first_imgAs Nigerians still await the provisional list of players for the world cup, Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi says they’re still continuously working and monitoring the players. Keshi posited that Nigerians will be made aware when the list is presented.In a chat with 365footballnews.com, the former Mali and Togo boss disclosed that the technical crew is in talks with some of the players about playing for the Super Eagles and he further revealed that invitation of players for the world Cup will be based on merit and not just selection.“We have been working and watching what they (players) are doing out there on the field of play and talking to some players too, the method of invitation is the same way and when the list is presented it will be revealed to everyone”last_img read more