By Hoosier Ag Today – Jun 28, 2017 SHARE Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News BPI Settles With ABC over Pink Slime Lawsuit BPI Settles With ABC over Pink Slime Lawsuit SHARE Beef Products Inc. and ABC News have reached a settlement in a lawsuit over ABC’s use of the term pink slime. No terms of the settlement have been disclosed, but BPI announced Wednesday morning that the company was “extraordinarily pleased” to have reached a settlement. ABC also released a statement, saying, “ABC has reached an amicable resolution of its dispute with the makers of lean finely textured beef.” BPI was suing the network and a lead reporter in a $1.9 billion case over ABC’s series of reports in spring 2012 that raised questions about lean finely textured beef’s suitability for human consumption.BPI closed three of four processing plants and laid off some 700 people in March 2012 after demand for lean finely textured beef plummeted.Source: NAFB News Service Facebook Twitter Previous articleUSDA Seeking Public Input on GMO LabelingNext articleRyan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for June 29, 2017 Hoosier Ag Today
By Dialogo April 23, 2010 They are friends on the sidelines, but foes the instant they step directly in front of each other only 10-15 feet apart, staring eye to eye. Under the watchful eyes of an FBI agent instructor and fellow students, they receive the command to draw their weapons and point their muzzles at the person that only a few moments ago was sitting next to them in the classroom. During the multinational exercise Tradewinds 2010 in Belize, the FBI is adding to the 6,000 international law enforcement officers they train annually around the world. Tradewinds is a U.S. Southern Command-sponsored annual exercise conducted in the region designed to improve responses to regional security threats. This year’s joint, combined interagency exercise is being held in Belize and Jamaica April 12 – 26. The exercise includes more than 400 military and security personnel from 15 Caribbean Basin nations, the United Kingdom and the United States. Price Barracks is one of a multitude of training sites the FBI visits across the globe furthering relationships with Caribbean Basin partner nation security forces, explained Michael Parmigiani, a supervisory special agent with the FBI. “We elevate their heart rate and put them under realistic pressure in the simulations so they can take the lessons learned to the street,” said Sam Mullins, a supervisory special agent with the FBI’s international training and assistance unit. With simulation rounds in the magazine and one round in the chamber, the students have less than a second to react and shoot the enemy — or be eliminated themselves. “In my head, over and over, I’m planning what I’m going to do once I draw that weapon,” said Marine Cpl. James Medley, a military policeman, Military Police Company A from Lexington, KY. “It’s mostly instinct once it actually happens, but I’m just hoping I don’t get shot.” Two Marines, alongside soldiers from 15 Caribbean partner nations had the chance to receive training from multiple, experienced FBI agents during Tradewinds. The agents, who specialize in various fields, bring decades of real-life experience to students who are participating in mock-drills using sim rounds.
Canady, Luce to serve on Capital Cases Commission Canady, Luce to serve on Capital Cases Commission February 15, 2004 Regular News Second District Court of Appeal Judge Charles T. Canady and Sixth Circuit Judge Richard A. Luce have been appointed to the Florida Legislature’s Commission on Capital Cases by Gov. Jeb Bush. Judge Canady’s and Judge Luce’s terms run from January 9, 2004, through August 25, 2005.The Commission on Capital Cases was created in 1997 by the Florida Legislature. F.S. Chapter 27.709 (2)(a) provides that the commission “shall review the administration of justice in capital collateral cases, receive relevant public input, review the operation of the capital collateral regional counsel offices (CCRC), and advise and make recommendations to the governor, legislature and the Supreme Court.”Aside from overseeing the capital collateral regional counsel offices, the commission also supervises the state’s registry where private attorneys sign up to handle collateral appeals in death penalty cases. Private attorneys handle conflict cases from the state’s two CCRCs covering the middle and southern parts of the state and all of the cases in the northern part of the state.Judge Canady replaces former Supreme Court Justice Parker Lee McDonald, and Judge Luce replaces the late retired First District Court of Appeal Judge Charles E. Miner, Jr.Other members of the commission are Sen. Walter “Skip” Campbell, Jr., D-Tamarac, Sen. Alex Villalobos, R-Miami, Rep. Sandra “Sandy” Adams, R-Oviedo, and Rep. Dan Gelber, D-Miami Beach.More information about the Commission on Capital Cases can be found at www.floridacapitalcases.state.fl.us.
In Georgia, as Biden mentioned in his speech, Democrats are feeling bullish. Many more votes are yet to come in from the Atlanta area; in DeKalb County, for instance, one of the state’s largest, early in-person votes had not even begun to be counted until last night. In many of these still-uncalled states, Trump holds the lead in terms of ballots counted — but that could easily change as more mail-in ballots and some in-person votes continue to be tabulated.- Advertisement – But Democrats also picked up two Senate seats, in Colorado and Arizona, and close races remain uncalled in North Carolina, Georgia, Michigan and Maine — most of them potential Democratic pickups. The party’s path to a Senate majority may have narrowed somewhat, but the fate of the chamber, it’s safe to say, still hangs in the balance.Where we’re atBased on the states that have already been declared, Biden needs 43 more electoral votes to get to the golden number of 270, and Trump needs 57.The three Northern states that flipped for Trump in 2016 — Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania — remain uncalled. So do North Carolina and Georgia, both of which went for him in 2016 but have been heavily targeted by Democrats this cycle, and both of which are double-whammies: They have contested Senate races hitched to the presidential contest. Nov. 4, 2020, 6:08 a.m. ET “I’m here to tell you tonight, we believe we’re on track to win this election,” he said. “We knew because of the unprecedented early vote and the mail-in vote, it was going to take a while. We’re going to have to be patient until the hard work of tallying the votes is finished. And it ain’t over until every vote is counted, every ballot is counted.”Republicans yesterday did win closely contested Senate races in at least two states, Alabama and Iowa, and flipped at least six House seats, giving them a four-seat net gain in that chamber so far.- Advertisement – Updated – Advertisement – – Advertisement –
“Recently government-imposed travel restrictions have effectively stifled any hope of a stable and progressive recovery, Norwegian has been hit from all sides by factors outside of our control,” said Norwegian chief executive, Jacob Schram. “This is a sad day for everyone at Norwegian and I sincerely apologise to all our colleagues that are now affected, but there is no other alternative.”He added: “Prior to Covid-19, Norwegian employed more than 10,000 people, but the coming months there will be only 600 colleagues employed. – Advertisement – Norwegian argues its operations are unsustainable in light of travel restrictions imposed in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic which actively discourage passengers from travelling. The consequences of the government-imposed travel restrictions are critical and Norwegian needs to keep its running costs to a minimum, while the company continues to work on solutions to survive.“Following the disappointing announcement from the government, we have no choice but to furlough an additional 1,600 colleagues and park 15 of the 21 aircraft we have operated the past months. – Advertisement – OlderServiced apartments weather Covid-19 storm in Europe “Our goal is to keep six aircraft on domestic routes in Norway, and I expect that Norwegian will also receive route support from the ministry of transportation, as previously announced.”Norwegian will continue to operate a small number of routes, from Oslo to Alta, Bergen, Bodø, Evenes, Haugesund, Kirkenes, Molde, Stavanger, Tromsø, Trondheim and Ålesund.Flights will also operate on the Tromsø-Longyearbyen route. Norwegian has furloughed a further tranche of employees and announced new reductions in capacity.The decision follows a move by the government of Norway to deny the low-cost carrier further financial support yesterday.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –
Apr 6, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – New human cases of H5N1 avian influenza were reported in Cambodia and Egypt today, while Indonesian officials, according to one news service, said they would not resume sharing H5N1 virus samples unless vaccine manufacturers promise to provide the country with free pandemic flu vaccines.Cambodia reported that a 13-year-old girl died of H5N1 infection yesterday, marking the country’s seventh case and the first one this year, according to Agence France-Presse (AFP).The girl was from Ponhea Kreak district in Kampong Cham province, which borders Vietnam, according to a report from the Chinese news service Xinhua. She became ill Apr 2 with a fever and diarrhea and was hospitalized the next day, the story said. Her case was confirmed by the Pasteur Institute of Cambodia in Phnom Penh.In Egypt, the official news agency, MENA, reported today that a 2-year-old girl tested positive for H5N1 infection, according to an AFP report. The girl, from Minya governorate, south of Cairo, was hospitalized Apr 4 with a high fever, a health ministry spokesman said. She was treated with oseltamivir and was in stable condition, the story said.The patient had been in contact with birds suspected of infection with H5N1, AFP reported.In Indonesia, a 15-year-old girl whose H5N1 case was reported earlier died yesterday in Jakarta, according to AFP. The national avian flu information center said she was the 73rd Indonesian to die of the disease.The World Health Organization (WHO) has recognized only 81 cases and 63 deaths in Indonesia. The agency stopped recording Indonesian cases after the country announced in early February that it had stopped sharing H5N1 virus samples with the WHO on the ground that drug companies were using them to make vaccines that poor countries couldn’t afford. Since Jan 29, Indonesia has reported at least 11 cases that have not been registered by the WHO.After a conference with the WHO and other Southeast Asian countries Mar 26 and 27, Indonesia promised to resume sharing samples immediately, while the WHO vowed to develop new guidelines for the sharing of virus samples. The rules were to be debated at the World Health Assembly in May, officials said.Yesterday, Bloomberg News reported that Indonesian Health Minister Siti Fadilah Supari said the country would resume sharing samples “only after the WHO helps Indonesia negotiate free supplies of pandemic-flu shots and money to build vaccine plants.” The requirement would be a first, the story said.Indonesia is demanding compensation from drug manufacturers GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and Novartis in particular, the story said. A GSK spokeswoman told Bloomberg that the company’s chief executive, Jean-Pierre Garnier, would meet with WHO Director-General Margaret Chan today to discuss the dispute.David Heymann, the WHO’s assistant director-general for communicable diseases, said the new rules may require the WHO to disclose for the first time which companies use the viruses to make vaccines, according to Bloomberg. Heymann said the WHO would ask vaccine makers to provide free vaccine for use by poor countries.The WHO will meet with Novartis, Sanofi-Aventis, and other drug companies Apr 25 to urge cooperation with the new rules.Indonesia announced in February it had a tentative agreement with Baxter International, based in Deerfield, Ill., to share viruses in exchange for vaccine or help in building vaccine-making facilities. Triono Soendoro, head of flu research for the Indonesian health ministry, said the country is discussing similar deals with at least seven companies, the Bloomberg story said.See also:Mar 27 CIDRAP News story “WHO, Indonesia reach accord on virus sharing”
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By Don Martin IIMERCED, Calf. (June 10) – Karl Rose won the 20-lap Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified main event Wednesday at Merced Speedway.The race was part of the annual Merced County Fair and produced the first win of the season for Rose, who had to hold off Kyle Wilson down the stretch.Ricky Thatcher had the outside front row for the start and charged into the lead ahead of Rose and Bob Williamson. Kyle Wilson took third from Williamson on lap three.An infield excursion off the back stretch cost Thatcher the lead to Rose, and Wilson took second from Thatcher moments before the caution flew.Despite pressure from Wilson late, Rose kept his cool and collected his first win of the season. Thatcher was third.Rick Diaz grabbed the lead from Bruce Nelson on lap 14 and went on to win his third Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod feature of the season.Nelson ended in the runner-up spot and third was Jeremy Hoff.Feature ResultsModifieds – 1. Karl Rose; 2. Alex Wilson; 3. Ricky Thatcher; 4. John MacDougall; 5. Robby Jeppesen; 6. Kyle Wilson; 7. Bill Egleston; 8. Bob Williamson; 9. Paul Stone; 10. Mike Shearer; 11. John Osgood III.Northern SportMods – 1. Rick Diaz; 2. Bruce Nelson; 3. Jeremy Hoff; 4. Dennis Simunovich; 5. Keith Brown Jr.; 6. Nick Tucker; 7. D.C. Brown; 8. Dwayne Short; 9. Chase Thomas; 10. Justin McPherson; 11. John Fore Jr.; 12. Anthony Giuliani; 13. Michael Aldrich; 14. Matt Hagio; 15. Josh Hensley; 16. Neill Barcellos
David Lopez711361218%44%$384,858 Peter Eurton32510516%63%$223,160 ASHLEY’S SASSY TAKES TO TURF IN FILLY & MARE SPRINTAshley’s Sassy makes her grass debut in Saturday’s $150,000 Sunshine Millions Filly & Mare Turf Sprint for older fillies and mares at about 6 ½ furlongs, and if breeding means anything, the chestnut filly should take a liking to the greensward.“It’s her first time down the hill and she seems to like grass,” trainer Peter Eurton said of the 4-year-old daughter of Decarchy out of the Urgent Request dam Ashley’s Folly.“She’s from an all-grass family, that’s for sure, with her mother and Decarchy.”The field: Yana, Agapito Delgadillo, 30-1; My Fiona, Fernando Perez, 20-1; Smoove It, Mario Gutierrez, 6-1; Chati’s On Top, Santiago Gonzalez, 5-1; Heaven’s Stairway, Joe Talamo, 6-1; Sheer Pleasure, Tyler Baze, 8-1; Velvet Mesquite, Kent Desormeaux, 7-2; Singing Kitty, Gary Stevens, 5-1; Jenna’s Faith, Drayden Van Dyke, 30-1; Light One, Flavien Prat, 12-1; Qiaona, Victor Espinoza, 8-1; Ashley’s Sassy, Alonso Quinonez, 12-1; and also-eligibles Nite Delite, Edwin Maldonado, 12-1 and Princess Bertrando, Abel Lezcano, 30-1. Jeff Mullins1133027%55%$95,980 Mark Glatt3442112%21%$133,420 Martin Garcia4755711%36%$349,884 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Kristin Mulhall1642125%44%$154,310 Steve Knapp1431221%43%$97,570 Tyler Baze9711171111%40%$556,202 TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Bob Baffert4276817%50%$463,740 J. Eric Kruljac2032515%50%$75,200 RUN LIKE THE BOSS SHOULD FANCY TURFJoe Talamo has ridden Run Like the Boss twice, winning once, and hopes to add to his success in Saturday’s $200,000 Xpressbet California Cup Oaks for three-year-old fillies scheduled for one mile on turf.“She won first time out and ran third at Del Mar coming off a layoff,” said Talamo, who has been working the gray daughter of Scat Daddy at San Luis Rey Downs for Peter Miller, trainer of Run Like the Boss for owners J. Kirk and Judy Robison.“I think she’ll love the distance, and even though she hasn’t run on turf, her breeding indicates she can handle it,” Talamo said. “All the Scat Daddys seem to like it.”The Oaks lineup: Just Google Me, Edwin Maldonado, 6-1; Patriotic Diamond, Rafael Bejarano, 7-2; Hurricaine Callie, Santiago Gonzalez, 15-1; Run for Retts, Tyler Baze, 20-1; Roo’s Valentine, Martin Pedroza, 4-1; Run Like the Boss, Joe Talamo, 12-1; Pacific Heat, Flavien Prat, 9-5; and $25,000 supplemental nominee Cheekaboo, Mario Gutierrez, 4-1. Philip D’Amato47981019%57%$558,210 Robertino Diodoro1234125%67%$96,090 William Spawr1664138%69%$146,914 Rafael Bejarano751614821%51%$810,130 John Sadler323539%34%$176,470 DRINKS ON BOOZER IN $250,000 TURF CLASSIC?SUNDAY RULES VS. MALES IN VALPREDO SPRINTTOUGH IT OUT SET FOR RICH CAL CUP DERBYTALAMO’S FILLY ‘REAL BOSS’ IN CAL CUP OAKSASHLEY’S SASSY IN FILLY & MARE TURF SPRINTMOR SPIRIT DRILLS FOR ROBERT LEWIS STAKES Patrick Gallagher1642225%50%$265,008 ‘GOOD TRIP’ CRUCIAL FOR BOOZER IN TURF CLASSICBoozer makes his second attempt to win the $250,000 California Cup Turf Classic presented by City National Bank Saturday when the son of Unusual Heat trained by Mark Glatt for Al and Saundra Kirkwood runs in the mile-and-an-eighth race for four-year-olds and up.The six-year-old gelding is usually on the pace or close to it. Last year, he missed winning the Classic by a neck after leading most of the way under Gary Stevens, who is back aboard Saturday.“It looks like there’s speed in the race and hopefully he’ll relax behind it,” Glatt said. “If he gets a good trip, he’ll be close and we’ll see if we can hang on this year.”The Turf Classic, one of five stakes races worth a total of $1 million for California-bred or sired horses on Sunshine Millions Day: Tamarando, Edwin Maldonado, 20-1; G.G. Ryder, Santiago Gonzalez, 4-1; Unusually Green, Joe Talamo, 20-1; Image of Joplin, Agapito Delgadillo, 15-1; defending champion Alert Bay, Martin Garcia, 7-2; Grazen Sky, Tyler Baze, 12-1; $25,000 supplemental nominee What a View; Kent Desormeaux, 8-1; Soi Phet, Alonso Quinonez, 15-1; Something Unusual, Iggy Puglisi, 12-1; Poshky, Flavien Prat, 9-2; Boozer, Gary Stevens, 10-1; Awesome Return, Rafael Bejarano, 6-1; and also-eligible Cowboy, Jose Verenzuela, 50-1. Edwin Maldonado66126818%39%$392,460 Agapito Delgadillo2945314%41%$119,554 Mike Smith444369%30%$466,320 Brice Blanc222069%36%$214,020 Mario Gutierrez80915911%41%$481,444 Abel Lezcano3031210%20%$133,620 Alex Solis930233%56%$174,634 Richard Baltas4475316%34%$463,934 Karen Headley530060%60%$127,700 (Current Through Sunday, Jan. 24) Joseph Talamo8010121013%40%$489,564 Tiago Pereira442525%20%$156,962 Martin Pedroza3952113%21%$94,440 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Jerry Hollendorfer5545107%35%$292,022 Drayden Van Dyke5267612%37%$368,634 Peter Miller4873415%29%$256,720 Kent Desormeaux3447512%47%$330,220 Doug O’Neill67891212%43%$407,902 Brayan Pena1520013%13%$36,170 Fernando Perez70841111%33%$424,876 Vladimir Cerin1441229%50%$112,690 TOUGH IT OUT READY TO GO IN CAL CUP DERBYTrainer Phil D’Amato also has Tough It Out entered in the $250,000 California Cup Derby at 1 1/16 miles for owner/breeder Nick Alexander.A gray son of Grazen, Tough It Out was third behind Found Money in the one-mile King Glorious for state-breds last Dec. 12 at Los Alamitos.“He’s doing really well,” D’Amato said. “He lost a lot of ground in the King Glorious. He ran an extra sixteenth of a mile. Saturday, we’ve got the rail and (leading rider) Santiago (Gonzalez). The horse is ready to go.”The Derby field: Tough It Out, Santiago Gonzalez, 6-1; Smokey Image, Victor Espinoza, 4-5; Record Highs, Joe Talamo, 10-1; Demonslayer, Rafael Bejarano, 8-1; Glory Bound, Edwin Maldonado, 4-1; Xingontothebone, Martin Pedroza, 8-1;and Loyalist, Flavien Prat, 12-1. Victor Espinoza302617%30%$276,880 Alonso Quinonez403738%33%$162,860 J. Keith Desormeaux2040620%50%$101,170 Steven Miyadi2336413%57%$120,184 Jack Carava1432121%43%$70,360 Jeff Bonde1242033%50%$94,260 George Papaprodromou1932216%37%$79,030 Gary Stevens2342017%26%$496,930 SUNDAY RULES TACKLES MALES IN CAL CUP SPRINTSunday Rules has been entered to face males in Saturday’s $150,000 Donald Valpredo California Cup Sprint for older horses at six furlongs.It would mark a first for the five-year-old Tribal Rule mare trained by Phil D’Amato for owner/breeder Nick Alexander.“She’s one-for-one on grass and four-for-four on the main track at Santa Anita, so it’s hard to ignore her dirt record,” said D’Amato, the meet’s leading trainer through 19 days with nine victories from 47 starts. He also has eight seconds and 10 thirds.“The field was coming up on the smaller side, so I hoped we’d draw well and sure enough we drew the outside. It’s a good post, she’s ready to go and we’ll give it a shot.”The Sprint field: San Onofre, Alex Solis, 4-5; Solid Wager, Victor Espinoza, 10-1; Old Man Lake, Tyler Baze, 30-1; Richard’s Boy, Flavien Prat, 8-1; Raised a Secret, Santiago Gonzalez, 12-1; Sunday Rules, Edwin Maldonado, 9-5; and Pay the Fine, Mario Gutierrez, 12-1. Flavien Prat721141315%39%$556,488 FINISH LINES: California General and VIP packages are available at santaanita.com/events for Saturday’s Sunshine Millions & Wine Festival, which will offer food from some of the best local wineries and food vendors. First post time is 12 noon. Admission gates open at 10 a.m. . . Mor Spirit worked five furlongs in company Thursday morning in 1:00.20 for his three-year-old debut a week from Saturday in the Grade III Robert B. Lewis Stakes at 1 1/16 miles. The winner of the Grade I Los Alamitos Futurity had jockey Martin Garcia aboard for the drill. Stablemate Latest Craze was clocked in 1:01.60 . . . Multiple graded stakes winner Om, prepping for the Grade II Arcadia Stakes on Feb. 13, worked five furlongs for Dan Hendricks with Gary Stevens in the irons in 1:00.80 . . . Champion Songbird continued to advance for her three-year-old debut in the Las Virgenes Stakes on Feb. 6 with a seven furlong workout Wednesday in 1:26.60 . . . The first offspring of stakes-winning turf sprinter Lakerville was born Jan. 25 at Harris Ranch in Coalinga. A chestnut filly out of the mare Craven Cottage owned and bred by Bob Huston and Barry Abrams is a half-sister to stakes winners of more than $1.5 million. Appropriately, she was named The First One . . . Jockey Abel Lezcano has been suspended three days (Jan. 30, 31 and Feb. 4) for causing interference aboard Mr. Count On Me in Saturday’s sixth race, resulting in a disqualification of his mount from first to third, while Edwin Maldonado has been banned the same days for failure to maintain a straight course on Xerxes after the start of Saturday’s third race . . . Also given “days” were jockeys Abel Lezcano (Jan. 30, 31 and Feb. 4) for causing interference on Silent Movies in Saturday’s fourth race, and Bruno Panicucci (Feb. 7, 11 and 12) for interference on Icona in Sunday’s second race . . . Joe Carr, whose British-based Duralock Equestrian is the manufacturer of Santa Anita’s newly installed temporary rail, was a race-day visitor on Thursday. Duralock Performance Fencing, renowned for safety and for its ease of installation and movement, is currently in use at racetracks and equestrian venues throughout the world, including New York’s Aqueduct, Belmont Park and Saratoga Race Course…Horse player and Thoroughbred owner Bob Carper and Dudley Osborne, agent for jockey Agapito Delgadillo, will be Tom Quigley‘s guests Saturday and Sunday, respectively, in the East Paddock Gardens at 10:50 a.m.; Saturday and 11:20 a.m. on Sunday. Santiago Gonzalez10722141021%43%$801,468