Canada finishes probe of 9th BSE case

first_img The bull was born on the farm, and its birth and feed cohort consisted of 593 animals. Investigators had traced 518 of the cohort so far and hoped to finish tracing the remaining 75 animals by the end of March. Fifty-seven of the animals remaining on the farm were under quarantine until officials decide when to destroy them, the report said. Their carcasses will be excluded from the food and feed chains. Apr 4, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – Canada recently released a report on the investigation of its ninth case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), or mad cow disease, the first case of 2007. The animal’s carcass was transferred to the Alberta Agriculture and Food laboratory, where it was burned. The report said none of it entered the human food supply or animal feed chain. Canadian officials said the latest BSE case is not unexpected and still reflects an extremely low level of BSE in the country. Of 150,000 cattle tested since 2003, only 9 have tested positive for BSE, the report noted. In a study of the feed the animal was exposed to on the farm, officials found no direct link between specific products or production practices that carried a risk of cross-contamination. However, they found that the bull was exposed to feed from facilities that have handled material banned from cattle feed.center_img The United States banned imports of Canadian cattle and beef after Canada’s first BSE case in May 2003. The border was reopened to boneless beef from young cattle a few months later, but live cattle were banned until July 2005, when officials reopened the border to cattle intended for slaughter before reaching 30 months of age. The agency said the bull died sometime between Jan 20 and 22 after becoming emaciated over the course of the winter. A private veterinarian determined the bull met the inclusion criteria for Canada’s National BSE Surveillance Program, and forwarded brain samples for testing. BSE was confirmed on Feb 7 at the National BSE Reference Laboratory in Lethbridge, Alberta. The case was in a 79-month-old bull from an Alberta beef farm, according to an investigation report released Mar 26 by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). The bull was born in 2000, about 3 years after Canada banned the use of cattle protein in feed for cattle and other ruminants in 1997. These facilities were supplied by the same rendering plant that has been identified in previous BSE probes, the report said. It also said investigators could not rule out the possibility of cross-contamination when the feed was transported.last_img read more

Gas4Sea Partners Sign LNG Bunkering Deal with Equinor

first_imgThe Gas4Sea partners ENGIE, Mitsubishi Corporation and NYK have agreed with the Norwegian energy group Equinor to supply their four crude shuttle tankers with LNG as marine fuel in the port of Rotterdam.The four planned dual fuel vessels are scheduled to come into service in early 2020. The units will be operated by Equinor in Northern European seas.Marine LNG Zeebrugge, a joint venture of the Gas4Sea partners, will supply LNG using the LNG bunkering vessel ENGIE Zeebrugge, which started operations in 2017.The vessel is currently performing ship-to-ship LNG bunkering services in the port of Zeebrugge, in Belgium.ENGIE Zeebrugge holds an LNG capacity of 5,000 m3 and is designed to serve a full range of shipping customers.last_img

B’ville boys soccer handles C-NS in opening week

first_imgThe home team dominated from the outset, B’ville converting three times in the first half and going on to shut out C-NS 4-0.While limiting the Northstars to just three shots all night, the Bees had 15 attempts, two of which by Sungwon Choi that found the net as Tyler Johnson added a goal and assist and Stephen Foertch also scored.For Liverpool, accustomed to plenty of its own success, the big story was the presence of a new head coach after Doug Nunn’s retirement. Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Depending on the perspective, the area’s high school boy soccer teams have wildly varying perspectives going into the 2019 season.Baldwinsville is, of course, the defending Section III Class AA champions, with all the attention and pressure that it draws. But it also had to replace 18 graduating seniors, eight of them starters, from a group that reached the state final four in Middletown last fall.Cicero-North Syracuse was the side B’ville defeated in that sectional final, and as it happened it was the Northstars that was the Bees’ initial SCAC Metro division opponent last Tuesday night at Pelcher-Arcaro Stadium. Paul Bonus is now in charge for the Warriors, and things did not get off to a smooth start for him as Bethlehem (Section II) edged Liverpool 1-0 in the Aug. 30 opener. Goalie Dan Schaeber  recorded three saves.Then Bethlehem faced B’ville at Pelcher-Arcaro Stadium, and it also ended 1-0 – but not in the Eagles’ favor.A goal by Johnson, assisted by Evan Smith and defender Jack Branigan, proved enough for B’ville as goalie Andrew Taylor stopped all eight shots he faced.When Liverpool opened its SCAC Metro schedule at Corcoran last Thursday night, it cranked up its attack and gave Bonus his first head-coaching win, the Warriors defeating the Cougars 5-2.Faisal Samim, with a pair of goals, led a deep, well-balanced Liverpool attack. Jack Pento, Jaiden Reynolds and Zach Haggett also scored, with Omid Ghulami, Justin Taub and Uttam Bhattarai earning one assist apiece. Schaeber finished with six saves.C-NS looked to recover from its defeat to B’ville when it hosted its annual Optimist Tournament late last week. Against Marcellus on Friday night, the Northstars again suffered a setback, falling 2-0 to the Mustangs.But the Northstars recovered and reached the win column on Saturday, edging New Hartford 1-0, though that still paled next to B’ville going to Fulton and taking out the Red Raiders 5-0.This was the same Fulton side that claimed the sectional Class A title last fall, but the Bees dominated possession in this game, taking 15 shots and having five different players  – Foertch, Brennan Walsh, Chase Hornsey, Malik Davis and Evan Smith – earn those five goals. Walsh and Foertch picked up assists, as did Johnson and Griffin Seeber. Tags: Baldwinsvilleboys soccerC-NSliverpoollast_img read more

Wisconsin shuts out UW-Green Bay 3-0

first_imgIn a game that will be remembered as much for the powerful winds and stinging rain as it will be for the play on the field, the Wisconsin men’s soccer team avenged three straight losses to the UW-Green Bay Phoenix with a 3-0 win at the McClimon Complex Wednesday.A history full of even contests between the two teams has steadily turned the annual matchup into one of UW’s (5-6-3, 1-2 Big Ten) biggest rivalries over the years. Many of the current crop of UW players have never beaten a Green Bay (2-9-3, 0-3-2 Horizon) team while playing for the Badgers – a statistic that provided more than enough motivation for Wisconsin in their preparation for the game.“Any time you play an in-state rival, you throw out the records,” head coach John Trask said. “There is a lot of pride in these in-state rivalry games, whether it’s us against Marquette, Milwaukee or Green Bay. … There is no question they came here to beat us or at least get a result, and we stepped up to the plate.”Following its first win of the Big Ten season Saturday against Michigan, Wisconsin came into Wednesday’s game with one goal in mind: to keep the ball rolling.After dominating the possession early in the first half, it seemed only a matter of time before a Badger score would follow. Sure enough, in the 25th minute, senior forward Jerry Maddi got the goal UW needed.When junior midfielder Nick Janus played the ball to Maddi 12 yards out from the goal, just inside the penalty area, Maddi cut the ball back toward the middle and finished a confident strike, just inside the far post.“We were getting a lot of good chances slipping balls in behind their center backs and outside backs,” Maddi said. “I decided I was going to cut it back and see what the goal offered me. I cut it back and saw the goalie left the back post open, so I aimed for the back.”The goal was only the senior’s second goal in his career at Wisconsin – his first coming against Cleveland State Sept. 29 – after he transferred from Eastern Illinois University before the 2011 season.Now, with two goals in less than a month, Maddi has hit a good run of form at a critical time for a team that, just a week ago, seemed destined for a disappointing finish to its 2012 campaign.“A second goal definitely builds my confidence,” Maddi said. “Individually I’m playing better; I’m getting good minutes since my last goal, but more importantly for the team, each time I’ve gotten a goal we have won and that is important.”“This is the right time to get hot, so hopefully we can continue this heading into our next game.”Brimming with confidence and holding onto a one-goal lead heading into halftime, Maddi and company continued the second half like they started the first and added two more tallies to the score sheet before the game had finished and the final whistle was blown.In another combination of good passes in the 51st minute, this time Maddi would play the role of distributor.With junior defender David Caban rushing up the field to help on offense, Maddi picked out the charging defender with a cross to the top of the box, making the one-touch finish an easy one for Caban’s first goal of the season.“I was going to shoot, but at the last second Caban called for it and that late run is always open,” Maddi said. “He made the best of it and put it on goal. In these wet conditions, we knew it would go in.”While the game started out on a calm fall night, serenity was quickly replaced by a torrential downpour early in the first half of the game. Although the players would continue to fight on throughout the game, it was hard to ignore the impact the weather had on the quality of the game.On the final and third goal of the game for the Badgers, sloppy play by one of the Phoenix defenders on a field saturated with water resulted in an open net tap-in score for Janus in the 75th minute.The defense silently played its part in the dominating win as well, earning its third shutout of the season and giving up few good scoring chances to its in-state opponents.“We got the shutout so it was good all-around I thought,” junior goalkeeper Max Jentsch said. “The defense was going into tackles hard and making good plays. I thought we adjusted well to the conditions too. It was a good all-around performance for us.”Follow Nick on Twitterlast_img read more