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Food Outbreak Scan for Jul 31, 2020

first_imgCanada finds imported red onion link to Salmonella Newport outbreakRed onions imported from the United States are the likely source of a Salmonella Newport outbreak in Canada that has a genetic fingerprint similar to illnesses reported in the US outbreak.A rapidly growing outbreak in the United States was first announced in early July, though investigations hadn’t uncovered a source. Last week, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said 212 cases had been reported from 23 states. At the time, the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) reported 59 cases from five provinces and noted that it was working with the CDC to identify a possible common source.The PHAC said many of the sick patients reported eating red onions before getting sick, and a traceback investigation pointed to contaminated red onions imported from the United States and distributed in central and western Canada. It said more information is needed to determine the cause of contamination in the red onions, and it advised consumers to avoid eating red onions or products containing raw red onions from the United States.So far, 114 Salmonella Newport illnesses from five provinces, mostly from British Columbia and Alberta, have been confirmed in Canada, an increase of 55 cases. People who got sick reported eating red onions at home, in restaurants, and in residential care settings.Jul 30 PHAC update Jul 27 CIDRAP News scan “CDC warns of growing Salmonella outbreak from unidentified source” CDC: 473 more Salmonella illnesses linked to backyard poultry In the last month, 473 more people have been sickened in the United States by Salmonella linked to contact with backyard poultry. A total of 938 people in 48 states are part of at least 15 multistate outbreaks tied to backyard birds, according to an update from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).Also, four more serotypes have been added to the investigation: Braenderup, Muenchen, Thompson, and Typhimurium.”The number of illnesses reported this year exceeds the number reported at the same time of the year in previous outbreaks linked to backyard flocks,” the CDC said. “Stay healthy around your backyard flock by washing your hands, keeping your birds outside your house, and supervising young children around your flock.”Among people the CDC has information for, 151 people have been hospitalized, and one death has been recorded in Oklahoma. Approximately 28% of ill people are children younger than 5 years, the CDC said. Illnesses started on dates from Jan 14 to Jul 14. Ill people range in age from less than 1 year to 94 years, with a median age of 32.In epidemiological interviews, 74% of ill people reported handling chicks and ducklings in the weeks preceding their illnesses. The birds came from a number of different hatcheries, stores, and websites.Jul 29 CDC updatelast_img read more

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Spartan Motors Announces CFO Transition

first_imgDeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business.  Spartan Motors, a North American provider of specialty vehicle manufacturing and assembly for the commercial and retail vehicle industries, announced that its Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Frederick “Rick” Sohm will be stepping down from his position for non-business-related reasons. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement The company has hired a leading national search firm and has begun a search to replace Sohm, who has served as CFO since September 2015. Sohm will remain in his position through the selection and onboarding transition to ensure business continuity and ongoing success. LSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisement With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit. center_img “Rick has been a strong member of our management team at Spartan and we cannot thank him enough for his contributions over the past four years,” said Spartan Motors President and CEO Daryl Adams. “Rick has been a key player in our strategic growth plan as we have completed multiple acquisitions over the years, most recently the purchase of Royal Truck Body this summer. We wish him and his family the very best as he focuses his time on personal pursuits.”,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement “It has been a career highlight to support Spartan Motors on their growth path and play a key role in achieving the vision of rebuilding a Midwestern specialty vehicles manufacturer into a strong and sustainable nationwide company,” said Sohm. “While I need to put my family and personal life first at this time, I’m certain that the company is well-positioned to execute on its growth strategy and has an incredibly bright future ahead. Spartan’s financials are strong, its operations are efficient, and we have a talented finance team in place to support the business. I’m confident that a very capable successor will be identified and will both continue the good work we’ve done here to date, as well as take the company to the next level.”  DeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain.last_img read more

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Is There Anyone Alive Out There?

first_imgMy troubles with fake phone voices and unreachable giant companies like Uber continue to frustrate me.True story: A number of years ago when, after a half hour of being switched from fake voice to fake voice by American Express, I finally reached a human, an American Express official in India who insisted that he must cancel my American Express card because someone using my card number tried to buy a $1500 refrigerator at a Virgin Megastore in Beirut, Lebanon. You can’t make this stuff up.The trouble is, first they wear you down jumping from fake voice to fake voice, and then, when they have you where they want you, they finally give you a real human voice, but it’s coming from a country a million-miles away. The voice from another part of the world is trying to be helpful, but often they are as confused about your situation as you are.Over the years little has changed, except today, when the fake voices have finished with you, often they don’t have the courtesy of letting you talk to a human. Instead, they tell you to go to their confusing website, where you stumble around and finally give up.I once had an encounter with a humorless fake voice at Delta Airlines, who answered my call for flight information by saying, “Delta, KLM, Air France. Are you a Sky Miles member?”My stupid answer was, “Is that anything like The Mile High Club?” Naturally, the voice immediately switched me to the dreaded Delta Flight Line service voice.Have you tried to talk to a human at Uber lately?The other day, I used my Uber app to order a car.My driver, I was told, was named Muhammad.No surprise there. My experience with Uber is that all their drivers are named Muhammad, and they’re all nice, sweet people who haven’t been in the United States longer than a month and who couldn’t find their ass without a GPS.My driver was, according to my phone, seven minutes away. Then, after a long while, he was four minutes away. Then, after God knows how long, he was 10 minutes away. On my phone, it appeared that my Muhammad was driving away from me as fast as he could.Then the alert came that Uber was sorry, but my Muhammad had to cancel and leave me, but they would find me another driver.That’s when I raised my hand and hailed a taxi driven by a guy named Abdul. So, I tried to tell Uber that I was canceling my order when they informed me that my latest Muhammad was already on the way to me, so I had to pay a penalty to cover his disappointment.“WRONG!” I screamed, scaring the hell out of Abdul. Uber was charging me for a car I hadn’t ordered after the car I HAD ordered failed to show up. Then, I tried to reach someone at Uber to tell them I wasn’t going to pay for their mistake. That’s when I realized there is no way to talk on the phone to any human at Uber because there are no humans at Uber.And that’s when I realized that we have been invaded by aliens and I don’t know what got into me. I’m so ashamed.One minute I was a normal, upstanding citizen politely trying to reach Uber on my cell phone. The next I was screaming out incredible profanities into my phone. And then I was a defeated, broken man. Uber is in charge . . . pass it on.Have you tried to call anyone for information about anything lately? There are no humans answering phones these days. They all have these voice systems that are activated by any sound you make. I called Delta Airlines (1-800-221-1212) and all I wanted to know was, “Does the Delta Shuttle fly to Washington D.C. on the hour or on the half hour?” A simple question that a human could have answered in a second.What I got was a recording of an incredibly deep, fake male voice asking me if I wanted to use their website for discounts and to warn me that this call may be monitored for quality assurance.Let me get this straight: This is a fake voice worrying about the quality of the message I was going to get from other fake voices?Mr. Testicle Throat (my name for him) gave me a menu choice of four numbers which I could push. None of the choices were about whether the plane to Washington was leaving on the hour or the half hour. I pressed number two because he mentioned schedules.Next came this recording of a woman’s voice, who I will call Deaf Dora, and she came on the line with a breezy “Hi!” as though I were her next-door neighbor in her totally fake world. She was too cheerful and sounded like she had swallowed a handful of uppers.Deaf Dora asked me if I had a flight number and what was my departure or arrival city.Now you must understand this voice recording equipment is so sensitive it can pick up the slightest sound and then translate it into the name of a city. At that point I coughed and the fake automated woman’s voice immediately said, “PITTSBURGH!!!! Is that your arrival or your departure city?”“Oh damn,” I said.“SPOKANE!!!” she said happily. “Is that your arrival city? Do I have that right?” she wondered. “You are departing Pittsburgh . . . What is the arrival city?”“NOT PITTSBURGH. NOT PITTSBURGH. YOU DEAF PUTZ!!!” I screamed.“Let me repeat that,” she said. “You are departing Pittsburgh and you are arriving in Pittsburgh? Is Pittsburgh your arrival city?”“OH %@#&!” I screamed (the word that rhymes with “luck”).“Let me see if I have this right. You are departing Pittsburgh and your arrival city is Gulfport-Biloxi.”This simple call was now taking over 15 minutes and I was heading for Gulfport-Biloxi — a place I didn’t even know existed before I made the call. It was like a conversation with my late father who, when he was 92, was deaf in both ears and when I kissed him on the forehead and said, “I love you, Papa,” he would answer, “She went to the store. Why do you ask?”Of course, the smart thing to do with Deaf Dora was to hang up and quit, but I couldn’t let go. The voice was now in complete control of the conversation and I must admit, I was intrigued. Just what could I say to this automated voice and what would she hear?This is my dirty little confession. I said, “You sound cute. I’m a fake voice, too. What if the two of us find a place where we can talk privately?”That’s when, I swear, the automated voice said, “PLEASE HOLD WHILE I CONNECT YOU TO A DELTA REPRESENTATIVE.”If you wish to comment on “Jerry’s Ink,” please send your message to jerry@dfjp.com. Sharelast_img read more

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Update: Missing Man Found

first_imgAllen Klein went missing from his home in the Remsenburg/Speonk area on Thursday.Update, 3:40 p.m.: Allen Klein, who had been reported missing from the Speonk/Remsenburg area, has been located.Originally, 3 p.m.: Police are searching for an 82-year-old man who went missing from the Speonk/Remsenburg area on Thursday.Allen Klein was reported missing from his home at about noon, according to Southampton Town police. He was described in an alert as a “vulnerable adult.” He was last seen wearing a light blue shirt, black short, sandals and a medical alert bracelet.A Suffolk County police helicopter has been assisting in the search by air. Several other departments are also looking for Klein.Anyone who has possibly seen Klein has been asked to call Southampton Town police at 631-728-3400.taylor@indyeastend.com Sharelast_img read more

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Lance Taylor

first_imgLance Taylor is chief executive of Rider Levett Bucknall UK and director of the Rider Levett Bucknall global practice. He is responsible for the strategic business development, global expansion and service offer improvement of the independent property and cost consultancy that employs over 3,000 people and operates in more than 100 countries around the world.A global ambassador for the practice, Lance promotes Rider Levett Bucknall via a range of public relations activities. He uses his time overseas to actively promote the wider UK property and construction sector. As a member of the RICS Governing Council and chair of Constructing Excellence International he plays an instrumental role in generating discussions and developing strategy for overseas regions to adopt best practice industry standards through an international alliance of like-minded organisations around the world.last_img read more

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Höegh makes Southampton stop

first_imgThe vessel has a carrying capacity of 8,500 ceu, a deck space of 71,400 sq m, a stern ramp capacity of 375 tonnes and a 6.5 m high door, and is currently the largest PCTC in service worldwide. It is the first in a series of six such vessels that Höegh plans to build within the next 18 months.Having made its maiden UK port call back in August when it arrived at the northeastern port of Tyne, Höegh Target returned to the UK to load a number of commercial and industrial vehicles, including Land Rovers, Volvo trucks and Caterpillar machines, onboard.The ship will now travel to Santander, before sailing to South Africa and then returning to Asia.  www.hoeghautoliners.comlast_img

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Costs judge finds ‘good reason’ to reduce hourly rates on assessment

first_imgA costs judge has ruled there is good reason to depart from a claimant’s costs budget and allow a reduction in hourly rates.London firm Bolt Burdon Kemp had sought costs of £121,000 after settling a case for £250,000 for a claimant who suffered abuse as a teenager at a council-run care home.The defendant solicitors, national firm Browne Jacobson, took issue with the proportionality of the bill and applied for a detailed assessment.The case was regarded as an important test of what constitutes ‘good reason’ for departing from an approved budget. Deputy Master CampbellAt the hearing in June, the defendant solicitors submitted that hourly rates already allowed in the incurred costs should be applied to the budgeted costs, thereby reducing the partner’s rate from between £355 and £375 an hour to £340. An adjustment to the hourly rate was a ‘good reason’ to depart from the budget since rates had not been addressed at last August’s costs case management hearing.Claimant solicitors said the court was not fixing hourly rates and the number of hours to be spent doing the work: instead the court wanted simply to approve an amount and leave how that money is spent up to the party.Sitting in the senior courts costs office in RNB v London Borough of Newham, Deputy Master Campbell said he could not accept that hourly rates were not subject to the ‘rigours of detailed assessment’. He said the claimed-for costs figure would be disproportionate if left unchanged, particularly given that the case was settled without trial and a Part 36 offer to settle was made at the outset.’The aggregate of the incurred costs as assessed and the budgeted costs as assessed thus far, if left unaltered, would result in the court allowing costs that were reasonable and necessary but not proportionate,’ said Campbell. ‘That difficulty can be addressed by permitting the claimant to recover the sum that would have been allowed had the assessed rates for the incurred costs been applied to the budgeted costs.’Campbell cited the Harrison costs case decided earlier this year, in which the Court of Appeal ruled an approved budget could not be re-opened by a costs judge at detailed assessment unless there is ‘good reason’ to do so.The judge said both parties must now agree the figures having regard to his decision.last_img read more

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Kuwait lends €25m for Beograd station project

first_imgSERBIA: The Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development has agreed a €25m loan to fund the railway systems element of Beograd’s long-planned new main station at Prokop.The 3% loan has a repayment period of 18 years and grace period of four years. The lender has also expressed interest in investing in the station buildings and 130 000 m2 commercial development planned for the site. Proposals for a through station at Prokop to replace Beograd’s current terminus closer to the city centre have existed for many years. Prokop is currently served only by local trains, but transferring inter-city and international trains would shorten their route through the city, while closure of the existing main station would release 80 acres of land for redevelopment. Serbian Railways has begun preparing tender documentation for the project, which it said would take two to three years to complete and provide opportunities for local contractors.last_img read more

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New 2017 Shoei RF-SR introduced

first_imgJapanese helmet maker Shoei is just showed off its newest range-topping helmet destined to hit markets worldwide soon. Called the 2017 Shoei RF-SR helmet series, it comes brimmed with many of the firm’s top features while keeping its core functionality too.The new 2017 Shoei RF-SR firstly feature a shell design that’s both compact and aerodynamic merged with sharp and aggressive styling for a distinct progressive look.It also benefits with excellent airflow, an advanced lid system and fully removable inner-lining. All of which will see the 2017 Shoei RF-SR easily catering to both urban and long-distance riders easily.Like any of the brand’s other helmets, the 2017 Shoei RF-SR will be handmade in Japan through Shoei’s signature and sophisticated process involving over 50 people for each and every helmet.A total of seven colour schemes will be available. The selection includes Black, White, Matte Black, Matte Deep Gray, Basalt Gray, Tangerine Orange, and Matte Blue Metallic. Optional graphics options remains to be seen however.But if you wished for something with more colours and graphics, Shoei also took the opportunity at introducing a range of new graphics for the rest of its premium helmet selections.First comes the Shoei X-Fourteen and its newly added Marquez4 TC-6, Lawson TC-1 & Rainey TC-1, Laverty TC-4, Kagayama5 TC-2/TC-5, and Assail TC-5 graphics options.Next comes the Shoei GT-Air series that gets the new Decade TC-1, Expanse TC-4 as well as Pendulum TC-1/TC-3/TC-5 graphics schemes.Moving on the Shoei RF-1200,it now features the Parameter TC-1/TC-3/TC-5 layouts offered alongside the Vessel TC-5, Ruts TC-5/TC-6, Intense TC-7, and Flagger TC-1/TC-2/TC-3 options as well.The Shoei Hornet-X2, on the other hand, only gets one new theme, he Navigate TC-3/TC-5/Tc-8, and so does the VFX-W, which will be available in Hectic TC-1/TC-2/TC-4/TC-5.These, along with the new 2017 Shoei RF-SR series will arrive in markets sometime early next year according to the Japanese helmet firm. New range-topping 2017 Shoei RF-SR helmet series introduced alongside new graphics schemes. –Ads–last_img read more

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Blue Jackets set franchise home winning streak at 7, beating Rangers 4-2

first_imgDrama ensued midway through the second period when Matt Calvert took a puck off the forehead. The puck split Cavert’s forehead open, leaving a not so pretty mess on the ice. Calvert would immediately head into the locker room for medical attention and his return looked unlikely. Minutes after Calvert’s departure from the ice, New York would score their first goal of the night. The second period ended with the CBJ clinging to a one goal game. 2-1. Calvert would somehow manage to return to the game a few minutes into the third period. With A throbbing headache and 30 plus stitches. Calvert showed real toughness and grit coming back into the game. William Karlsson gave Calvert a lot of praise after the game, saying, “He brings a lot of energy. He comes ready to work everyday and can produce offense. He’s huge for us.”The Rangers would score the opening goal of the third period to tie the game at two. At this point, the game was starting to turn into the slug fest that was predicted. With 11:35 remaining and the score knotted at two, both teams appeared desperate to not allow overtime. After a few back and fourth shot attempts, something magical happened. Short-handed with a man down, Ryan Murray snagged the puck off the boards near his own goal and rushed up the ice. Hurling up the ice Murray had a wide open pass to, none other than, Matt Calvert, who buried a shot passed New York Goalie Henrik Lundqvist. Related Topics The Columbus Blue Jackets set a franchise record on Friday night for the most wins in a row on home ice.For the seventh straight home game, CBJ fans at Nationwide Arena got to watch wildly entertaining hockey, which ultimately ended with a Jackets W. This streak has included wins against the Canadiens, Rangers, Capitals, and Blackhawks…and in case you didn’t know, those are the top 4 teams in the NHL right now. Side Note: The Columbus Blue Jackets are good, much quicker than expected. Obviously, most people knew the CBJ’s future was real bright, regardless of the outcome of this season. However, nobody could have predicted that last year’s 28th ranked team would be tearing their way through the NHL as they are. Next in line Friday, the CBJ took on the l New York Rangers, who entered play with a 13-4 record. This is a Rangers team who sits atop the Jackets own Metropolitan division and second in the entire NHL, with 26 total points. The first period of Friday’s game started off miserably slow and a little unusual. The Jackets and Rangers are two of the best scoring teams in the NHL right now, and managed to only shoot 6 shots total. It wasn’t until 16:34 in that William Karlsson got the ball rolling. Karlsson would pick off a Rangers pass and drive in an unassisted opening goal, to put the Jackets up by one. Matt McCaguecenter_img Luckily for everyone involved, the following two periods would pack a little more excitement. Sam Gagner would get the second period off to a quicker start. Like Karlsson’s first period goal, Gagner’s would come off of a Rangers turnover and would also be unassisted. This goal marked Gagner’s 7th of the year and gives him the team lead in goals. This was the Jackets first short-handed goal of the season and no one could dreamed up a better winning shot. So just to sum up Calvert’s evening, gets hit directly in the forehead with a puck, looses pools of blood on the ice, leaves game to get 30 stitches and concussion evaluation, becomes  an absolute beast and returns to play, score go ahead goal to win the game. What a night!A lot of players wouldn’t even think to come back into the game, let alone come back and be the key part of the game winning goal. This gives a little insight into the passion and determination this team shares. Boone Jenner would put the cherry on top, scoring the final goal on an empty net with one second left on the game clock.After the game head coach John Tortorella would weight in on the importance of winning at home.“If we want an opportunity to compete in this league into march and April, your home record needs to stand in there,” the coach stated.“We started out slow earlier and have come on, but that has to continue if we want to be around at the end.”Tortorella also went on to talk about toughness.“These last couple games we’ve won them in a different way, a tough way. We want to be tough and Matt (Calvert) can attest to that. That was some tough stuff.”The Blue Jackets can compete with the best. That’s a fact. The question now is going to be: can the CBJ sustain their endurance and keep getting big wins deep into the 82 game season?After 15 games, the CBJ are the talk around the NHL and the team stock continues to skyrocket. Columbus now has 20 points on the season, 11th-most in the NHL and 5th in the metropolitan division. The Jackets are off Saturday, but hit the road to face the Capitals in D.C. on Sunday, marking the second meeting between the two teams in less than a week.last_img read more

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