Sprouters Northwest Inc. is recalling 2-, 3-, and 5-pound trays of sprouts sent to various institutions, the FDA said. The agency said 12 cases of Salmonella Bovismorbificans infection possibly linked to consumption of raw alfalfa sprouts have been reported. The FDA repeated its standard warning that raw sprouts may pose a health risk. People at high risk for serious complications of foodborne disease, and people who simply want to reduce their risk of foodborne illness, should not eat raw sprouts, the agency said. People at risk for complications include children, the elderly, and those with weakened immune systems. Jun 3 FDA news releasehttp://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/2004/ucm108307.htm The agency said it is working with state officials and the company to determine the cause of the problem and possible steps to correct it. Food service operations that have the recalled product should not use it and should contact the company at 253-872-0577, officials said. S Bovismorbificans is rarely seen in the United States but can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immunity, the FDA said. People who have experienced fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, or abdominal pain after eating raw sprouts should contact their physician or the local health department, the FDA advised. Jun 4, 2004 (CIDRAP News) A firm in Kent, Wash., is recalling raw alfalfa sprouts because they may be linked with a recent increase in Salmonella infections in Washington and Oregon, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced yesterday. See also:
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One of the drivers for preserving the system is the growing role of NSPFs in corporate and long-term infrastructure investment as access to international financing dries up.This has since been overtaken by more pressing economic events.This year, Russia’s oil-dependent economy slid into its first recession since 2009, with a further contraction forecast for 2016.The government is currently drafting the 2016 Budget, which projects a deficit of RUB2,184bn (€31bn), equivalent to 2.8% of GDP.The 2016 moratorium would contribute around RUB344bn towards the PFR’s RUB576bn deficit, with the budget plugging the remainder.The Budget has to be approved by the Russian legislature and president Vladimir Putin.Financial industry opponents of the freeze, such as the banking, securities and depositary associations, have already sent letters to Putin expressing their concerns.Vedomosti previously cited Bank of Russia governor Elvira Nabiullina as opposing the extension.Separately, Sergey Svetzov, first deputy chairman of Bank of Russia, announced yesterday at a conference in New York that the central bank was looking to develop a revised pension system that would be unveiled in November.The Bank of Russia had reportedly asked the World Bank for advice in devising an alternative three-pillar system that would be less costly.Svetzov questioned whether some of the existing pension funds would be able to continue generating profits for their shareholders, given that the ongoing moratoriums undermined their original business model of regular incomes, and whether they should instead consider consolidating.Consolidation has been one of the recent trends in the Russian pensions market, with increasing numbers of funds becoming part of larger conglomerates.The O1 Group, founded by financier Boris Mints, has bought up StalFond, Telecom-Soyuz and Blagosostoyaniye (Welfare), since renamed Budushcheye (Future).The latter will be merged with StalFond in 2016.The B&N Group is planning to merge its five NSPFs (European Pension Fund, Raiffeisen, Regionfond, Doveriye and Obrazovanie i Nauka) into a single platform called “Safmar”.In September, in the first transaction of its type, the European Pension Fund won the auction held by Russia’s Deposit Insurance Agency to take over the assets of the Podolsky NSPF, which went bankrupt in 2013.Contraction of the NSPF market is also being propelled by the central bank’s continuing crackdown on rogue pension funds.Since September, it has cancelled the licences of two NSPFs and imposed a six-month ban on some activities of a third. Russia looks set to extend the moratorium on pensions contributions to the second pillar for a third year, with the monies once again being diverted to the Pension Fund of the Russian Federation (PFR), the first pillar.The decision, as reported by Russian news agencies, was announced on 7 October by PFR head Anton Drozdov following a meeting of Russia’s social and labour relations tripartite commission.The news confirms reports at the end of September by the Russian daily Vedomosti that prime minister Dmitry Medvedev had approved the freeze on diverting 6% of wages to non-state pension funds (NSPFs), first introduced in 2014, into 2016.The decision marks a U-turn for the government following April’s announcement by Medvedev that the contributions moratorium would be lifted in 2016.
Officials in Miami have arrested two suspects in connection with the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old in a restaurant parking lot.The shooting occurred around 2:45 a.m., Sunday in the parking lot of 94th Aero Squadron Restaurant at 1395 NW 57th Ave.According to the report, two groups of people began arguing in the parking lot when someone from one of the groups threw a bottle at the other group. That’s when someone from the other group went to a vehicle, grabbed a riffle and fired two warning shots into the ground. Another person from the group then grabbed the gun and began firing into the crowd.16-year-old Ana Alvarez-Hernandez who was one of the bystanders, was struck by a bullet as she ran for cover. Her boyfriend and friends rushed her to the hospital where she later died.Authorities say no one from the scene contacted them about the shooting and it was only after the hospital staff called them that they were made aware of the incident.After an investigation in which authorities asked for the public’s help, authorities announced the arrest of 20-year-old Loidel Gomez-Rouco and 22-year-old Mario Pedro Conley-Hernandez . While investigators reported that neither Gomez-Rouco or Conley-Hernandez fired the weapon, they did advise the gunman to flee the country to avoid being arrested.Authorities say the person who fired the fatal shot went home unaware that he killed someone but has since left the country after being advised to do so by the arrested suspects.Gomez-Rouco and Conley-Hernandez were charged with accessory after the fact.
Griezmann might have been wondering if the move had been worth it as he has faced constant criticism for a slow start at the Camp Nou, scoring five times in 17 appearances.He started on the bench in Wednesday’s Champions League match with Borussia Dortmund but an injury to Ousmane Dembele presented him with a chance which he duly took.Griezmann dovetailed with strike partners Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi in a flowing attacking display and provided a superb finish to a pass from Messi to round off a 3-1 win and end a run of six games without scoring.The Frenchman’s lack of chemistry with the two South Americans has been a big talking point but the trio are starting to click.“A lot has been said about the connection, especially when one of them doesn’t score, but the best players always end up understanding each other,” said Barca coach Ernesto Valverde after beating Dortmund.“Luis and Leo understand each other perfectly because they have been playing together for a long time, and with time the three of them will learn to gel even better with each other.”Barca top La Liga on 28 points and have a game in hand on Atletico, who are fourth on 25 and in a dire run of form, winning once in their last six games in all competitions.Real Madrid are second on 28 points and can go clear at the top for at least a day when they visit Alaves on Saturday in the middle of a resurgent run of five wins in seven games, in which they have scored 21 goals.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Antoine Griezmann Antoine Griezmann has had a tough start to life at Barcelona but is finally showing signs of settling in as he prepares for Sunday’s crunch clash at title rivals Atletico Madrid, his first game back at his old club since a bitter split.The French striker was Atletico’s top scorer and talisman for five years and appeared to show his loyalty to the club when he rejected a tempting offer to join Barca in 2018 and pledged his future to the Madrid side in a televised documentary.But a year later he joined Barca for 120 million euros ($132 million), prompting a legal complaint from Atletico after it emerged the Catalans had negotiated with Griezmann without their permission, leading to club being fined a paltry 300 euros.
Many students made handwritten thank-you cards and passed them out to safety workers and DPS officers on and around campus. Photo by Wanting He | Daily TrojanInteraction with USC’s safety workers is part of daily life for students: From scanning into University dorms to showing ID cards to “yellow jacket” security ambassadors after curfew, these individuals are an integral part of the USC experience. USC’s Explore Kindness club hosted Safety Worker Appreciation Day on Thursday night to encourage students to take a moment and have a conversation with security workers they see on a daily basis. Students could also provide them with snacks or thank-you cards as tokens of appreciation. “[What] I’m hoping for is that all the safety workers here, especially the ones that are here late at night for us, that they just feel like they are appreciated by our community, because they are the protection for our community,” said Explore Kindness co-president Evelina Godecki, a junior majoring in business administration. “I just want them to have a smile on their face and feel like what [they’re] doing is impactful.”While the event was based on encouraging individual actions from students to demonstrate their appreciation, Explore Kindness met on Trousdale Parkway at around 9 p.m. to provide supplies students can pass out. The club provided snacks and candy, as well as supplies to create thank-you cards. Nancy Huang, a sophomore majoring in business administration, participated in the event by making and giving thank you cards to the security officers she often sees around campus. “These workers keep us safe every day — it’s the least we can do to thank them,” Huang said. “You can walk around on campus and feel totally fine, that’s because of the workers.”Beyond having safety workers feel appreciated on Thursday, Godecki hopes the event makes students more aware of safety workers to increase personal interaction throughout the year.“I hope that this will end up sparking the interest in doing it a little bit more,” Godecki said. “I remember last semester, there was a yellow jacket right outside of my building that I would always say ‘Hi’ to. I would always pass and she would ask how my day was, and I would ask her the same.” Godecki said she never exchanged names with the safety worker, but they always recognized each other when they passed. She hopes the event will encourage students to build a connection with the workers and become more familiar with them. The Explore Kindness club is a USC chapter of a nonprofit organization of the same name, dedicated to making the world a better place through random acts of kindness, according to its website. The USC chapter does campaigns throughout the year to brighten people’s days, such as provide coffee for students during move-in day and “Do Something Nice” day, where they hand out written tasks for students to complete on Trousdale Parkway, with each task being a gesture of kindness for the student to do that day. This also isn’t the first time Explore Kindness has shown gratitude for safety workers — during Spring 2017, it held a Yellow Jacket Appreciation Day, but event participation was low due to stormy weather, Godecki said. “It wasn’t the impact it could’ve been just because of weather reasons,” Godecki said. “So we decided that we wanted to do it again this year, and make it more inclusive, because there are a lot of people keeping us safe at night, so we wanted to include DPS officers, and the people who stay up late to let us into the buildings.”This event, and Explore Kindness in general, has a simple goal for students at USC.“We want people to have a little bit more intention with their day,” Godecki said.