Canada completes investigation of sixth BSE case

first_img Aug 9 FDA enforcement report that lists animal feed recall Canada reported two BSE cases in July. The CFIA said it expects that a report on the investigation of the seventh case, a 50-month-old cow from Alberta, will be finalized in a few days. That case raised concerns in Canada and the United States because it was born after 1997 when Canada banned the use of cattle protein in feed for cattle and other ruminants. Meanwhile, in the United States the US Food and Drug Administration announced two animal feed recalls on Aug 2 because both products were suspected of being contaminated with ruminant protein or bone meal. On Jun 26, Canada announced that it has toughened its feed ban by prohibiting cattle parts from all animal feeds, pet foods, and fertilizers, making Canada’s restrictions tighter than those in the United States. The CFIA reviewed the feed and management practices on the farm where the animal lived and determined that the farm’s cattle had access only to feed products that were appropriate for cattle. Investigators traced 21 herd mates that had been purchased with the animal; one was still alive and tested negative for BSE. Investigators suspect the cow was exposed in 1989 or 1990 when the cow was very young and when meat and bone additives in cattle feed were accepted and legal. Cattle are most susceptible to BSE infection during their first year,. The disease was detected through Canada’s ongoing BSE surveillance program. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), in an Aug 8 announcement on the investigation, said that the advanced age of the cow, believed to be at least 16 years, limited the CFIA’s ability to collect information about the animal’s early health history, including its birth farm.center_img The carcass and hide from the infected cow, along with other contaminated materials, were placed under control and deep buried according to provincial environmental regulations, the CFIA report said. No part of the animal’s carcass entered the human food or animal feed systems. One recall affected about 27 million pounds of dairy feed made between February 2005 and Jun 16 by Gagetown, Mich.–based Vita Plus Corporation for distribution in Michigan. The recall involves an undetermined amount of a custom animal feed made by Burkmann Feeds, LLC, based in Glasgow, Ky. for distribution in Kentucky. The feed contains an ingredient called Pro-Lak that may include ruminant meat or bone meal. Two female calves born to the cow—one in 2004 and one in 2005—that investigators attempted to trace were presumed dead. Neither was registered by birth date in the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency database, which some countries require for export. Aug 11, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – Canadian authorities have concluded their investigation of the sixth case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), confirmed on Jul 3 in a cow from Manitoba. Aug 8 CFIA complete investigative report on sixth BSE case See also:last_img read more

Google Maps introduces new advertising options at the end of the year

first_img“With more than a billion users, Google Maps is a service platform similar to Google Search, and in our opinion remains the lowest monetized factor we cover”, It was mentioned in the research. Launched in 2005 in the United States, Google Maps now offers navigation services in over 240 countries and territories, and has become an almost indispensable tool for Western consumers. And when new advertising products see the light of day in the next few months, Google Maps will enter a new phase of serious monetization. Source / photo: Shift; Pexels Despite billions of users, Google Maps is constantly struggling with increasing earnings. But according to research by Brian Nowack, an analyst at Morgan Stanley, all that should change soon. Namely, some new advertising products on Google Maps are expected to come out of beta in the fourth quarter and early 2020, which will increase Alphabet’s revenue by 64 percent to $ 4,86 billion next year, reports Skift. New tourism products, as well as augmented reality (AR) options and promoted pins, “it is likely to further increase the usefulness but also the monetization potential of Google Maps”, It is stated in the research. The research states that sponsored content will be a key element in Google Maps revenue growth. “This will allow large companies, brands and local businesses to reach potential customers in their geographical search environment (for example: ‘search a pastry shop near me’).”center_img Morgan Stanley believes that Google Maps will earn large sums of money through advertising, even if they do not plan to “bombard” users with advertisements. Ads are projected to show on about 45 percent of search queries. With sponsored content, promoted location tags, augmented reality features and other new navigation options, the monetization of Google Maps is expected to accelerate, the survey said. But it is not specified what these new navigation options will be. And that’s just the beginning. Morgan Stanley estimates that Google Maps revenue, from local computer search ($ 1,23 billion) and mobile ($ 9,82 billion), will be more than $ 2023 billion by 11. Skift estimates that Google Maps is a multibillion-dollar business that is becoming a comprehensive navigation utility, public transportation options, and search for hotels, restaurants and shops “near me.”last_img read more

Michael Bennett explains how the pandemic helped him announce NFL retirement

first_imgFrom The New Yorker:But it wasn’t until Bennett was sheltering in place with his family that the decision hardened into certainty, and it wasn’t until a few days ago that he decided that he was ready to announce it. The pandemic, by requiring him to focus on the essential aspects of life, was clarifying, Bennett told me late last week: he wanted to be at home with his family. And Bennett, who has long been one of the most prominent and vocal anti-racists in the NFL, also felt that it was the right moment to focus on helping other athletes speak out against injustice. He had been working with an organization, Athletes for Impact, which tries to connect athletes with one another, to provide opportunities to learn about worthy causes and to give them a sense of support. “Not everyone can be a Colin Kaepernick or Maya Moore,” Bennett told me.Bennett, who went to college at Texas A&M, went undrafted in 2009 and though he made the Seahawks roster that season, he ended the campaign with the Buccaneers. He returned to Seattle in 2013 and led the team in sacks in his first season, which culminated in a 43-8 Super Bowl victory over the Denver Broncos in MetLife Stadium. Bennett, whose younger brother Martellus played tight end for 10 years in the NFL, spent five seasons with the Seahawks in his second spell in Seattle before joining the Eagles for one year in 2018. His time in New England last season was short-lived following a row with a coach and he was not kept on by the Cowboys following his mid-season trade. Michael Bennett has announced his retirement from the NFL after 11 seasons. View this post on Instagram Retiring feels a little like death of self, but I’m looking forward to the rebirth – the opportunity to reimagine my purpose. ⠀ I would like to thank my wife and children, who have sacrificed so much for me to succeed. I’m looking forward to supporting them the same way they have me these past 11 years. I have never been more at peace in my life. ⠀ As the great Toni Morrison said: “Freeing yourself was one thing, claiming ownership of that freed self was another.“A post shared by Michael Bennett (@mosesbread72) on Jul 21, 2020 at 3:37am PDTThe defensive end was a key part of the Seahawks team that won Super Bowl XLVIII six years ago and was named to three Pro Bowls. The 34-year-old spent last season with the Patriots and Cowboys, his four sacks with the latter taking him to 69.5 for his career.  MORE: What to know about NFL training camps in 2020″Retiring feels a little like death of self, but I’m looking forward to the rebirth – the opportunity to reimagine my purpose,” Bennett wrote in an Instagram post. “I would like to thank my wife and children, who have sacrificed so much for me to succeed. I’m looking forward to supporting them the same way they have me these past 11 years. I have never been more at peace in my life. As the great Toni Morrison said: ‘Freeing yourself was one thing, claiming ownership of that freed self was another.'” Bennett also spoke with The New Yorker about his decision to step away from football. He said that he was already thinking about retirement, but that spending time at home with his family during the coronavirus pandemic helped him finalize his decisionlast_img read more