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FDA to ban some cattle parts from animal feed

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first_img Mechanically separated beef derived from materials banned under the rule Canada is proposing a more comprehensive rule that would ban all SRMs from animal feeds, Sundlof said. FDA officials have talked regularly with their Canadian counterparts about the rules, he added. The proposal announced today is the result of comments received after the July 2004 proposal and discussions since then, officials said. Oct 4, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today proposed new animal feed rules to reduce the risk of spreading bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), but they don’t go as far as some earlier FDA proposals. See also: The reason the ban on brain and spinal cord excludes cattle younger than 30 months “is that all the studies tell us that materials from cattle less than 30 months of age do not have the infectious agent in a concentration sufficient to cause disease in other cattle,” Sundlof said. In January 2004, shortly after the first US BSE case surfaced, the FDA announced plans to ban SRMs from animal feeds and halt the feeding of mammalian blood to calves and feeding of poultry litter and restaurant scraps to cattle. But the agency never followed through on those plans. In July 2004 the agency announced a “preliminary” decision to ban SRMs from all animal feeds and called for comments on possible restrictions on blood, poultry litter, and restaurant plate waste. The brains and spinal cords of cattle of any age not inspected and approved for human consumption “There’s no good way of disposing of all that material presently in the Untied States,” he said. “That would’ve been an environmental issue for very little risk reduction.” Dr. Steven Sundlof the FDA said removing just the brain and spinal cord would greatly reduce any remaining risk while minimizing waste disposal problems. “By removing the brains and spinal cords from the animal feed stream, you’ve taken out 90% of the risk,” he said during a teleconference today. The agency has banned the use of cattle protein in feed for cattle and other ruminant animals since 1997, but it allows cattle parts in feed for other animals such as pigs and poultry. Today the agency proposed to ban the use of brains and spinal cords of older cattle from all animal feeds and pet foods. Further, the US Department of Agriculture’s ban on SRMs in human food makes restaurant scraps safer, he said. The agency said removing high-risk materials from all animal feed will help prevent the possible spread of BSE through accidental mixing of ruminant and nonruminant feed during feed manufacturing or through misfeeding of nonruminant feed to ruminants. Sundlof said the FDA would take comments on the proposed rule for 75 days after its publication in the Federal Register, scheduled for Oct 6. He wouldn’t predict when the rule might take effect. Sundlof said the international expert panel that advised the government after the first US BSE case concluded that eliminating high-risk materials from all animal feeds was the most effective way to prevent misfeeding or cross-contamination that could allow the BSE agent to find its way into cattle. The entire carcass of cattle not approved for human consumption if the brain and spinal cord have not been removed “If the high-risk materials are removed from the feed stream, they never get into poultry feed, so therefore poultry litter becomes safer,” he said. Under the new rule, brains and spinal cords from cattle older than 30 months would be banned from all animal feeds, the FDA said. The brain and spinal cord are among the “specified risk materials” (SRMs)—the tissues most likely to contain the BSE (mad cow disease) agent if an animal is infected. Tallow derived from materials banned under the rule if it contains more than 0.15% insoluble impurities The FDA estimates that the amount of brain and spinal cord that would have to be disposed of in alternate ways under the proposal is about 64 million pounds annually, Sundlof said. The increase in waste would be much larger if the FDA banned all SRMs from animal feeds, he said. In addition, the FDA is proposing to ban from animal feed: The estimated cost of the proposed rule is $14 million a year, he said. But the FDA has decided not to ban other high-risk cattle parts, such as the tonsils, part of the small intestine, eyes, and certain nerve bundles, from animal feed. Also, the agency has decided to continue to allow the use of cattle blood, poultry litter, and restaurant plate waste in cattle feed, officials said. FDA news releasehttp://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/2005/ucm108496.htm “And [cattle] blood just doesn’t seem to transmit the disease among cattle,” Sundlof added. “So that was the reason for moving away from those early proposals.” He asserted that the current proposal is “much more protective” than what was proposed in 2004.last_img read more

Šibenik sweet bagatin as a new souvenir of the city of Šibenik

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first_imgŠibenik was the first city to mint its own money during the Venetian period. As determined by the decree on minting, on one side of the coin was the figure of St. Mark, the patron saint of Venice, and on the other hand the figure of St. Mihovil, patron saint of the city of Šibenik. Immediately after Šibenik, Split, Zadar, Trogir and Hvar began to forge their bagatine. The project was created in cooperation between the School of Tourism and Hospitality and the Technical School, which is funded by the Ministry of Tourism through a program of promotion and strengthening the competence of professional professions for tourism. The idea was to design the Šibenik bagatin as a delicacy and as a souvenir, which succeeded in the form of chocolate coins. Photo: Šibenik Tourist Board Thus, today in the Museum of the City of Šibenik, the project Šibenik Bagatin was presented today.  The Council of Nine in Venice approved the production and distribution of Sibenik petty cash – Sibenik bagatin, which has been a means of payment in the city for more than two centuries. Certainly an interesting fact, which has become a new Šibenik sweet souvenir as part of the Šibenik Bagatin project. The holder of the project is the School of Tourism and Catering, and the Museum of the City of Šibenik plans to use this delicacy as a sales souvenir. Photo: City of Šibeniklast_img read more

Nasdaq jumps 2.5% to fresh record as big tech shares soar

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first_img“Stocks that benefit the most from social distancing and the spreading virus are doing well,” said Karl Haeling of LBBW.”Investors are hedging their bets by buying stocks that don’t benefit from the economic rebound as much as they benefit from a continuation of high fear surrounding coronavirus.”United States stocks have proven resilient in recent weeks even as spiking coronavirus cases have forced some states to suspend or roll back efforts to reopen their economies. The strength partly reflects unprecedented stimulus from the Federal Reserve and from Congress, where another round of stimulus legislation is expected to be debated in the coming days.Oil services firm Halliburton jumped 2.5 percent despite reporting a US$1.7 billion quarterly loss following a 46 percent plunge in revenues.Noble Energy rose 5.4 percent as Chevron announced it would acquire the exploration and production company for $5 billion. Chevron dropped 2.2 percent.Topics : The Nasdaq powered to another record Monday behind strong gains by Amazon, Microsoft and other tech giants ahead of earnings reports in the coming days.The tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index surged 2.5 percent to 10,767.09.The Dow Jones Industrial Average added less than 0.1 percent at 26,680.87, while the broad-based S&P 500 gained 0.8 percent to 3,251.84. Monday’s rally followed analyst upgrades of several tech giants that have been big winners from the COVID-19 upheaval as more Americans work from home.Shares of Amazon surged 7.9 percent after Goldman Sachs lifted its price target on the e-commerce giant, estimating North American revenues rose 48 percent in the second quarter.Among other large tech companies, Apple rose 2.1 percent, Google parent Alphabet 3.3 percent, Microsoft 4.3 percent and Tesla 9.5 percent.All will report results within the next 10 days.last_img read more

Swiss pension fund tenders global corporate bond mandates via IPE Quest

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first_imgThe deadline for responses is 15 January 2018, at 5pm UK time.Separately, SEB Manager Research is on the hunt for a firm to take on a €200m large-cap European equities mandate for a Swedish asset owner.The investment style required is core with a tilt towards growth, and the manager should use an active process, according to search QN-2393.The benchmark to be followed is the MSCI Europe index.SEB said the client was looking for an existing fund in a UCITS-compliant structure with a retail share class, registered for sale in Europe.The fund should have a Morningstar rating of three or more, a concentrated portfolio and a strong stock-picking process.ESG must be integrated into every investment decision, according to SEB Manager Research, adding that the mandate had a very high focus on ESG and active ownership.The final closing date for the search is 21 December at 5pm UK time.The IPE news team is unable to answer any further questions about IPE Quest, Discovery, or Innovation tender notices to protect the interests of clients conducting the search. To obtain information directly from IPE Quest, please contact Jayna Vishram on +44 (0) 20 3465 9330 or email jayna.vishram@ipe-quest.com. A Swiss pension fund is looking to allocate two mandates of between CHF500m (€428m) and CHF1bn each to global developed markets corporate bond investments.According to search QN-2386, the asset owner wants managers using a passive or semi-passive investment process. The benchmark for the mandate is the Bloomberg Barclays Global Aggregate Corporate, unhedged in Swiss francs.The two allocations will be set up as segregated mandates as part of the pension fund’s single investor funds.Maximum expected tracking error for the mandate is 0.4% for passive, and 0.75% for semi-passive. Managers should have at least a five-year track record.last_img read more

2nd meeting of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) Council

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first_imgLocalNews 2nd meeting of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) Council by: – June 22, 2011 17 Views   no discussions Roseau, Dominica – June 22, 2011 – The Second Meeting of the Council of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) will be convened at the Fort Young Hotel on 23rd June, 2011. There are 18 member countries of CDEMA namely: Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago and Turks & Caicos Islands.  Honourable Charles Savarin, Minister for National Security, Labour and Immigration is the Chairman of the CDEMA Council.             The Agenda items for the Meeting include:Reports on activities of CDEMA Member StatesFinancial ReportsWork Programme and Policy ConsiderationsClimate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk ReductionForecasts and Preparations for 2011 Hurricane SeasonThe highlight of the meeting is the presentation of the 2011 UN Global Assessment Report (GAR 11) on Disaster Risk Reduction.  The GAR 11 is a major initiative of the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) that contributes to the achievement of the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) and the Millennium Development Goals (MDG’s) through monitoring risk patterns and trends as well as the progress in disaster risk reduction while providing strategic policy guidance for countries and the international community.The objective of the GAR is to increase political and economic commitment to risk reduction as well as the effectiveness of risk reduction policy and strategies.  GAR 11 will provide national governments, regional and international organizations, civil society and other stakeholders with strategic policy advice on how to adapt to climate change and to reduce disaster risk.Photo credit: internationaldisasterconference.comPress Release Share Tweetcenter_img Share Share Sharing is caring!last_img read more

Area Boys And Girls Basketball Scores (12-17)

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first_imgArea Boys And Girls Basketball Scores.Saturday  (12-17)Boys Scores.East Central  52     Batesville  32Greensburg  67     Franklin County  55Oldenburg  41     Rising Sun  30South Ripley  73     South Decatur  59Connersville  54     Richmond  49Jennings County  55     Seymour  54Madison  55     Austin  54All other games were postponed.Girls Scores.East Central  43     Batesville  35South Ripley  49     Austin  40Trinity Lutheran  50     Oldenburg  37Rushville  50     Lawrenceburg  36Switz. County  65     SW Hanover  42Hauser  62     West Washington  61Bedford NL  66     Madison  33All other games were postponed.last_img read more

MBB : Joseph leads Syracuse to blowout victory over DePaul

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first_img Comments Note to our readers: In an effort to cut costs during a non-print publication period, The Daily Orange Board of Directors voted after much deliberation to cut travel expenses to the DePaul game. The decision was based on the paper’s tight budget and made in order to ensure costs for later sports travel could be met. The Daily Orange continues its pledge of providing objective and original coverage of Syracuse athletics.In Syracuse’s last game, Kris Joseph was held scoreless for the first time since his freshman year. But on Sunday, he made sure that wouldn’t happen again, scoring early and often.The senior forward scored in a multitude of ways. When Syracuse broke the DePaul press — as it often did in the first half — Joseph knocked down a wide-open 3 to put the Orange up by seven midway through the first half. He finished a fast break off a defensive rebound by slamming home a pass from Brandon Triche.And he had success driving to the hoop, as well. Joseph’s 22 points and seven rebounds were indicative of the dominant performance by the Orange. Syracuse was on point from the field, shooting 19-of-29 (65.5 percent) in building a 19-point halftime lead. The No. 1 Orange (15-0, 2-0 Big East) cruised from there to an 87-68 victory over the Blue Demons (9-4, 0-1) on Sunday at Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Ill. The Orange fell behind in the opening minutes as DePaul jumped out to a 7-2 lead, but went on a 15-2 run to gain a cushion and never trailed again.SU snapped DePaul’s five-game win streak and blew out a Big East opponent for the second straight game.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text‘I think the first half we did a good job against their defense, their pressure,’ SU head coach Jim Boeheim said in his postgame press conference, obtained via email from an SU athletics official. ‘… Our defense was really good in the first half and that was the game. The second half was just trading baskets.’Five players were in double figures for SU, who shot 58.6 percent from the field for the game. Joseph led the way with 22 points, but C.J. Fair had a season-high 16 points, Dion Waiters added 13, Fab Melo scored 12 — along with six blocks — and Brandon Triche had 10.Syracuse got a major contribution from Joseph, who failed to score a point in SU’s 75-49 win over Seton Hall on Wednesday. He made it look much easier against the Blue Demons, who used a full-court pressure defense for most of the game to try and slow down SU. At times, it worked, evidenced by SU’s 12 first-half turnovers.But many times it backfired, leading to easy baskets for the Orange.Scoop Jardine, Waiters and Triche were forced into some tough passes as the Blue Demons defense tried trapping them in the backcourt. But most of the time, they got the ball out.Early in the game, Joseph received a pass as SU broke out of the press and drove to the hoop for a layup. He missed the attempt but made his own follow to give SU its first lead, 9-7. Later, Jardine threw a long pass upcourt out of the press, and James Southerland finished inside, putting SU up 29-18.‘We got a lot of layups,’ Boeheim said. ‘Whenever you get pressed, they’re going to get some steals. They’re gambling. You’re going to make a couple mistakes. … I thought overall, we handled it well. We made a couple bad turnovers but that happens.’Syracuse got plenty of points in transition as it built its lead, many of them also coming off defensive rebounds. SU has struggled at times this season to end possessions on the defensive boards, but a strong effort rebounding allowed the Orange to get out and run.Joseph got his points quietly, accumulating them across the first half as SU built a large lead. The Orange broke the press again about 10 minutes into the first half, getting Joseph a wide-open look on the left wing, and he hit a 3 to put the Orange up 22-15.The rest of the team joined him in a scorching-hot first half for SU shooting-wise. Syracuse led 45-26 at the break.In the second half it was much of the same. The Orange and Blue Demons traded baskets for much of the final 20 minutes, and the lead didn’t really fluctuate.DePaul forward Cleveland Melvin managed to get his points, finishing with 23 and eight rebounds, but the Blue Demons’ second-leading scorer, Brandon Young, failed to make a shot. He came in averaging 16.1 points per game, but shot 0-of-8 from the field.The Orange extended its lead to as large as 28 in the second half, easily defeating the team picked this preseason to finish last in the Big East.‘We haven’t played the hard teams that we have to play,’ Boeheim said. ‘We haven’t proven anything yet. We’ve beaten people that we probably should have.’mcooperj@syr.edu  Published on January 1, 2012 at 12:00 pm Contact Mark: mcooperj@syr.edu | @mark_cooperjrcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Villanova quarterback Robertson exposes Syracuse’s defensive inefficiencies despite Orange win

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first_img Related Stories SNEAKING BY: Fake-field goal TD pass helps Syracuse past Villanova after Hunt’s ejectionQ&A: Villanova linebacker Lucas discusses being punched by HuntGallery: Syracuse takes on Villanova in Carrier Dome to open season Published on August 30, 2014 at 3:09 am Contact Jesse: jcdoug01@syr.edu | @dougherty_jesse Villanova head coach Andy Talley thought his team was running out of steam. That’s why, after quarterback John Robertson threw a 9-yard touchdown pass to Gary Underwood to pull the Wildcats within one in the second leg of overtime, Talley kept his offense on the field. Robertson took the snap out of the shotgun and shuffled in place, but the Syracuse front collapsed on the pocket and squandered Talley’s roll of the dice. “It was a QB run,” Robertson said of the game’s last play. “It was a good designed play, it just got blown up.”Talley had good reason to put the ball in his quarterback’s hands. Before Syracuse (1-0) used a fake-field goal pass by punter Riley Dixon to ultimately beat Villanova (0-1), 27-26, in the Carrier Dome on Friday night, Robertson was driving the game toward a different conclusion. The dual-threat quarterback counteracted Syracuse’s blitzes with his legs and did even more damage with his arm, a performance that was only overshadowed by the Wildcats’ overall misfortune. Robertson finished 16-for-27 with 199 yards and a passing touchdown while adding another 115 — the most of any Villanova rusher — on the ground. AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“What we tried to do was we tried to spiral him, but that was hard,” said SU safety Durell Eskridge through some laughter after the game. “He’s a very good quarterback. Coach Talley and his team put together a very good offense, and we tried to go out there and spiral him. “But he was out there making plays and we just had to play football.”That’s what it came down to — just one play that pitted Robertson against a front seven that sniffed it all out. But for most of the game, when Syracuse wasn’t sacking him or stuffing him for the win, Robertson exposed some of the Orange’s defensive weaknesses. Facing a Football Championship Subdivision offensive line, SU’s defensive line had no problem generating pressure. Yet wrapping Robertson up proved a much harder task. When the pocket tightened up, Robertson hightailed it to the edge or danced inside to give himself enough room to unleash one of his 27 throws. A lot of it was improvisation, but some was part of the plan. “When you blitz a team like us with (Robertson’s) running ability, you have to really spy him and know where he is going to be,” Talley said. “They ran past the line and he was going north and south, and he kept us in the game with his feet.”The space that Robertson created for himself in and around the pocket also opened up space downfield. When plays broke down in the backfield, the Syracuse cornerbacks and safeties had a hard time sticking with their assignments. And it didn’t get better as the game went on.Every Robertson scramble opened more holes than the last, before his last attempt fell a bit short. “They’ve got all types of trick plays, different plays that they run that throw you out of your defense, try to mess with your eyes and knock you off your keys,” Eskridge said. “There wasn’t really anything we could do but play the defense that our coach taught us and give 110 percent effort.” Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Eric Dungey, Dontae Strickland listed as questionable ahead of Louisville this Saturday

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first_imgSyracuse junior quarterback Eric Dungey is questionable for Syracuse’s (4-6, 2-4 Atlantic Coast) game against Louisville (6-4, 3-4) Saturday at 3:30 p.m., SU’s Week 12 injury report revealed. It is Dungey’s second-straight week listed as questionable.Syracuse head coach Dino Babers said Wednesday that he believes Dungey is getting better and he is hopeful he can play at UofL. Dungey did not play against Wake Forest last Saturday. On Monday, Babers said, “If he’s capable, I expect him to go.” Dungey has not taken a snap past Week 10 over his three-year career at Syracuse.Junior running back Dontae Strickland, who ran for 59 yards and one touchdown on nine carries last week, is also questionable.Additionally, sophomore defensive lineman Josh Black is out. He has not played since the LSU game Sept. 23. Backup offensive lineman Patrick Davis and Liam O’Sullivan are also out.Here is the full injury report:AdvertisementThis is placeholder textQuestionableQB Eric DungeyRB Dontae StricklandOutDL Josh BlackOL Patrick DavisOL Liam O’SullivanOut for the SeasonDB Antwan Cordy (lower leg)DB Jordan Martin (wrist)OL Aaron Roberts (knee) Comments Published on November 17, 2017 at 8:26 am Contact Matthew: mguti100@syr.edu | @MatthewGut21 Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Banged up Badgers look to get back on track

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first_imgAfter starting the season 10-2, the Badgers men’s tennis team has been besieged by several significant injuries and has lost its last seven matches, including six straight in B1G play.Wisconsin, now ranked No. 75 in the nation, will try to get back on track this weekend when it plays host to the No. 58 Purdue Boilermakers on Friday night and the No. 56 Indiana Hoosiers on Sunday afternoon.“[The Purdue match] comes at the perfect time,” senior Alexander Kostanov said. “We play at home so we cannot complain about anything, or make any excuses, which will allow us to focus and will allow us to beat them.”The most notable injury affecting the team has been to senior captain Billy Bertha. Back problems have kept him out of the lineup for the past three matches.With only six players available, the practices have taken on a different feeling and have served a new purpose.“You obviously want to make sure that you have enough guys available for the matches so I’m not pushing them as hard if they’re injured,” Wisconsin head coach Greg Van Emburgh said. “It’s getting towards the end of the season so you want to make sure you’re staying on course while being injury free.”And while the injuries have been changing the Badgers’ practice structure, it hasn’t exactly interfered with the team’s doubles’ play. So far this season, Wisconsin has won the doubles point in five of seven matches in Big Ten play.“The injuries haven’t affected our doubles that much because we’ve won a lot of doubles,” freshman Oskar Wikberg said. “There are only seven guys on the team to begin [with] so we practice with each other all the time so [the new doubles pairings] haven’t made a big difference. In singles, however, it is a little different because with Billy injured, everyone has to move up a spot, which makes it more difficult to win.”The Badgers have a 57-18 all-time record against Purdue and have won the past 10 meetings with the Boilermakers.“Last year, we won at their place,” Kostanov said. “We were down 3-0 and came back to win 4-3 so we know that it’s going to be a strong match, but we also know that we’re going to be stronger than them.”That type of confidence going into a match is something that the Badgers have lost since the beginning of the season – and they admit that if they’re going to make any noise in the postseason, then they’re going to have to get it back.“We were off to a great start and had some great wins,” Van Emburgh said. “But, we’re playing a young group and when you lose a little confidence. Sometimes it’s tough when you have a strength of schedule like us where eight or nine of the teams in the Big Ten are ranked, but we have to get it back.”Wikberg supported coach Van Emburgh’s statement pointing to when the team lost two matches in a row against Michigan and Michigan State earlier in the season. “That’s where we lost the confidence,” Wikberg said. “We have to get back to being confident, that’s the key moving forward.”If the Badgers are able to get some of their confidence back in Friday night’s matchup, they’ll look to use it heading into Sunday’s match against a very talented and deep Indiana squad.“They’re a good team,” coach Van Emburgh said of the Hoosiers. “They’re pretty solid with good depth and good players so we have to go out there and be confident and execute our opportunities when they’re there in order to win some tennis matches.”Indiana freshman standout, Sam Monette, holds a record of 25-5 record this season, including a respectable 2-3 against nationally ranked opponents. Monette and his partner, Isade Juneau, are the ranked No. 21 in the nation for doubles.“It’s not easy to get back on track [against the Purdue and Indiana] but hopefully we can bounce back and get on track with some wins,” Van Emburgh said. “I told the guys that from here on out that we’re not going to have an easy match and you have to be ready to go and believe that you can beat these teams.”last_img read more