On alert for Beast from the East

first_imgA snow and ice warning is in place for Limerick All HSE Health Services in the Mid West Region will be on standby with other agencies, to monitor the progress of the severe weather forecast for Ireland this week. A status yellow weather advisory is in place in this area and it is expected both ground and air temperatures will be well below normal. Bernard Gloster Chief Officer HSE Mid West Community Healthcare and Chair of the Health Service Mid West Crisis Management Team for Major Emergencies said “The type of weather forecast is always of concern. Motorists, Pedestrians and Cyclists can experience particular additional risks while travelling. We are asking people to be safe. As a particular additional request we are asking people to check on the most vulnerable. The elderly, those living alone, and those compromised by medical or social circumstances can experience severe weather in a much more harmful way than the rest of the community.” Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up For further advice and information please visit www.winterready.ie , listen to media for weather reports and updates and be aware that the adverse conditions are expected into the coming weekend. TAGSbeast from the eastelderlyfreezeHSElimerickmotoristssnowstormvulbnerableweather NewsBreaking newsOn alert for Beast from the EastBy Bernie English – February 27, 2018 3802 Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Email Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Linkedincenter_img Previous articleFrom a’capella to world to sacred music, Limerick Choral FestivalNext articleCompetition winner Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Print Advertisement Facebook Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival WhatsApp Twitterlast_img read more

FDA broadens BSE-related feed ban

first_img The United States has found three BSE cases, the last one in March 2006. Canada has discovered a total of 12, the last one in late February. The FDA said the rule was first proposed and opened for public comment in October 2005. To give the affected industries time to adapt, the new rule will not take effect until Apr 23, 2009, the FDA said. Jul 13, 2007, CIDRAP News story “Canada widens BSE-related feed ban; US still pondering” The new rule also prohibits cattle carcasses that haven’t been inspected and cleared for human consumption unless the brains and spinal cords have been removed or the cattle are less than 30 months old. Animal health experts have said the risk of BSE in cattle younger than 30 months is exceedingly low. When Canada banned SRM from all animal feeds last year, the restrictions created difficulties for the country’s cattle industry, according to previous reports. The SRM had to be removed with special equipment and disposed of with specialized procedures. The FDA said the new rule could cost the US beef industry $100 million in the first year and about $80 million annually in following years, the Washington Post reported today. To prevent the spread of BSE, the United States and Canada both banned the use of cattle protein in feed for cattle and other ruminant animals in 1997. The new rule builds on the 1997 regulation, the FDA said. Bernadette Dunham, director of the FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine, said in the press release that the FDA’s action further protects US cattle from an already low risk of BSE. “The new rule strengthens existing safeguards,” she said. Apr 24, 2008 (CIDRAP News) – The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) yesterday announced a ban on certain cattle materials from all animal feed starting next year, an action designed to protect animals and humans against bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), or mad cow disease. After Canada and the United States each discovered its first BSE case in 2003, both countries banned the use of SRM from cattle older than 30 months in human food. Proposals to ban SRM from all animal feed and pet food grew out of concerns that the BSE agent could spread if feed intended for nonruminant animals, such as pigs, poultry, or pets, cross-contaminated cattle feed during production or transport or was accidentally given to cattle on farms. See also: However, the new restrictions could also benefit the industry. A US official told the Post that South Korea lifted restrictions on US beef last week after receiving assurances that the United States would strengthen its feed rules. Canada has had a similar ban on SRM in all animal feed since July 2007; however, the Canadian rule goes a step further by banning the risky parts from use in fertilizer. Sep 22, 2005, CIDRAP News story “FDA to add new BSE-related feed rules soon” Ron Eustice, executive director of the Minnesota Beef Council, based in Minneapolis, told CIDRAP News he supported the FDA’s stronger feed ban. “We have always had concerns about the remote possibility of cross-species utilization of feedstuffs,” he said. “This step is taken in an abundance of caution to continue our efforts to safeguard America’s beef supply.” Materials barred from animal feed are those most likely to contain the BSE agent, the FDA said in a press release. Known as “specified risk materials,” the tissues include the brains and spinal cords of cattle aged 30 months or older. Apr 23 FDA press release In other developments, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) announced in a press release on Apr 16 that the country’s 11th BSE case, in a 13-year-old beef cow from Alberta, had an atypical strain of BSE that has also been reported in Europe. Officials said the atypical strain is more common in older cattle and has been found in only one other Canadian BSE case.last_img read more

Džumhur and Bašić qualified in the quarter finals of the ITF tournament in Zagreb

first_imgYoung B&H tennis players Damir Džumhur and Mirza Bašić qualified in the quarter finals of the ITF tournament in Zagreb. In the second round of the tournament, Damir Džumhur won against Matej Svjetličić from Croatia with the result 4:6, 6:1, 6:1, while Italian tennis player Matteo Trevisan gave up the match against Bašić. In any way Bašić was winning with the result of 6:1, 3:1 until Trevisan gave up the match. For the placement in the semi-finals of the tournament, Džumhur will play against Martin Fischer from Austria, while Bašić will play against Mihail Konecnym from the Czech Republic.The third B&H representative on this tournament, Aldin Šetkić has finished his competition in the second round. Šetkić was defeated by Marco Cecchinato with the result of 6:1, 6:3.last_img read more