USS Pinckney Medical Team Treats Injured Civilian

first_img View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Pinckney View post tag: team View post tag: Navy View post tag: Civilian View post tag: treats Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Pinckney Medical Team Treats Injured Civilian View post tag: USS Three medical personnel assigned to Expeditionary Resuscitative Surgical System (ERSS) 7, embarked aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Pinckney (DDG 91) and seven visit, board, search, and seizure (VBSS) team members boarded a cargo ship to provide medical assistance to an injured civilian, Jan. 1.Pinckney, operating under Combined Task Force (CTF) 151, was notified and directed to assist in a medical emergency aboard Motor Vessel Pucon, a cargo vessel transiting the Internationally Recommended Transit Corridor (IRTC) within the Gulf of Aden.Pinckney’s crew readied the ship and traveled at top speed to the injured crew member.Once on scene, Pinckney received authorization from CTF 151 to board the vessel in order to assess the injury.“We were unclear as to the extent of his injuries,” said Lt. Cmdr. Craig Schranz, ERSS emergency medicine physician “Upon arriving we found extensive wounds to the hand and face.”According to personnel aboard the vessel, the crew member was working in the galley and suffered substantial injuries from falling and landing on broken glass.The medical team was informed that the accident occurred seven hours prior to their arrival. When the crew members aboard had trouble controlling the bleeding, they sought higher medical attention.“When we arrived, we were unclear of how much blood he had lost, and he said he was feeling extremely exhausted,” said ERSS officer in charge, Capt. Cheryl Gandee.After examination, the medical team determined that the crew member suffered extensive wounds ranging from a forehead laceration 10 cm. in length, spreading in several directions, to another laceration on the palm of his hand, with visible severed tendons.“We irrigated and closed the wounds, assessed that he was able to continue on with the ship, even though he would need further medical care at the next port they were stopping at,” said Gandee. “We marked the tendons for the next surgeon and reported that he was stable and wouldn’t require a medical evacuation.”“The patient was very thankful for the treatment he received,” said Schranz.“The great thing about being in the Navy is you never know when you are going to be called upon. It’s a chance for us to go out there and be a force for good and provide aid to someone who needs it,” he continued.Expeditionary Resuscitative Surgical System (ERSS) 7 is a mobile trauma team, with capability and equipment to deal with life threatening emergencies, moving as missions require, to and from various Navy platforms.Guided-missile destroyer USS Pinckney (DDG 91) is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multinational, mission-based task force working under Combined Maritime Forces, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Southern Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin, Arabian Sea and Indian Ocean.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , January 10, 2012; Image: navy View post tag: Naval View post tag: Injured January 10, 2012 USS Pinckney Medical Team Treats Injured Civilian View post tag: Medical Share this articlelast_img read more

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CHANNEL 44 NEWS: Indiana Family Expresses Benefits of Cannabis Oil for Epileptic Daughter, Hope…

first_imgIndiana Family Expresses Benefits of Cannabis Oil for Epileptic Daughter, Hope for SB15Indiana Senator Jim Tomes sees parents in the Hoosier state struggling to find medicine to help their child suffering from epileptic seizures. Senate Bill 15 would give them another option, another opportunity for hope. “I’m finally getting to…FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img

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IS IT TRUE OCTOBER 31, 2018

first_imgWe understand that sometimes people don’t always agree and discussions may become a little heated.  The use of offensive language, insults against commenters will not be tolerated and will be removed from our site. IS IT TRUE that the State Board of Accounts states that routinely overdrawn funds could be an indicator of serious financial problems which should be investigated by the unit?  …according to the SBOA audit, it looks like the City of Evansville might have some serious financial problems? Today’s “Readers Polls” question is: Do you feel when County Prosecutor Nick Hermann decided to attend a drug seminar in Indy instead of participating in the Rotary Club political forum has hurt him politically?If you would like to advertise on the CCO please contact us [email protected]: City-County Observer Comment Policy.  Be kind to people. No personal attacks or harassment will not be tolerated and shall be removed from our site. IS IT TRUE that yesterday the Rotary Club of Evansville planned to host a political discussion between a candidate for Vanderburgh County Prosecutor, Stan Levco and current County Prosecutor Nick Hermann?  …those in attendance were dismayed when they were informed that current County Prosecutor Nick Hermann opted out of this important political event to attend a drug symposium in Indy? …we are told that the decision made by Mr. Hermann to go to Indy instead of attending the Rotary Club political event may have cost Mr. Hermann some votes?  …Gary Schutte, Chief Deputy Prosecuting Attorney of Vanderburgh County represented Mr. Hermann while he attended a drug symposium in Indy did a credible job?  …Mr. Levco did an outstanding job in explaining the reasons why he is running for Prosecuting Attorney for Vanderburgh County? …we commend both Mr. Levco and Mr. Schutte for not only attending this most worthwhile public political forum but treating each other with respect? IS IT TRUE that the Jacksonville Icemen (formerly the Evansville Icemen) are not only the undefeated team in their conference (5 and 0) but are also are the only undefeated team in the ECHL? …we send the Jacksonville Icemen owner Ron Geary big congrats?  …it looks like the City of Evansville made a major mistake when that forced the Evansville Icemen to move to Jacksonville, Fla?IS IT TRUE we hear that the 5th Ward City Council member Justin Elpers and his wife are going to have a baby boy in the future?  …we send best wishes and congratulations to the Elpers?IS IT TRUE that we would like to thank Susan Harp for donating two pet oxygen masks to the EFD? We hope that today’s “IS IT TRUE” will provoke honest and open dialogue concerning issues that we, as responsible citizens of this community, need to address in a rational and responsible way?center_img IS IT TRUE we are told that the patrons of Ellis Park are excited that the new owners of Ellis Park (Saratoga Gaming of New York) has promised to do some extensive updates to the interior decor of the main Club House?   …we urge supporters of Ellis Park to be a little more patient with the new owners of Ellis because we’re told that they shall address the interior remodeling challenges in the main Club House area in the very near future? IS IT TRUE we have been told by reliable sources that a full-time employee of the Vanderburgh County Prosecutor Nick Hermann office (working 37.5 hours per week), has allegedly billed Vanderburgh County for 4,000 hours during the year for time spent writing grants for another Vanderburgh County department? …this grant writing job had nothing to do with the Vanderburgh County Prosecutor office? …if the above information is correct this calculates to 77 hours per week if they work a full 52 weeks per year, never taking vacation, holiday, sick day, etc?…that simple math shows the claims of working 114.5 hours per week (37.5 +77) or 22.9 hours a day Monday through Friday?… this only leaves 1.1 hours per day to sleep, eat, bathe, drive to and from work, spend time with family, etc., etc. etc.? …it’s possible that someone may have errored when they reported that they spent 4,000 hours on grant writing but in reality only spent 400 hours writing grants? …sometime mistakes happen? …the City-County Observer respectfully request that the Vanderburgh County Prosecutor Nick Hermann look into the above allegations in order to determine what is fact and what is fiction? …if Mr. Hermann decides not to investigate this matter, we suggest that he appoints an independent special prosecutor to investigate this issue? IS IT TRUE that it is not just Thunderfest racing event that is a perpetual drain on public and private funds?…the Evansville Thunderbolts Hockey team has done the same thing in a much shorter time frame and the latest rendition called the Evansville Thunderbolts are going the way of the past sporting venues in Evansville with serious operating losses that have already picked the pockets of every private investor that has been seduced by the sirens song of being a big shot team owner?…the fun and games crowd of Evansville needs to learn how to throw in the towel when the time has come to do so? FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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Professor analyzes DNC’s effects

first_imgWith both the Republican and Democratic National Conventions completed, both parties anticipate lively debates leading up to the election. Michael Kramer, political communication professor at Saint Mary’s, shared his overall thoughts on both conventions and what the public can expect as the political debates quickly approach. “At the Democratic Nation Convention (DNC), there were two speeches that really stood out to viewers,” Kramer said. “Michelle Obama and Bill Clinton both delivered enthralling speeches to the public.” While both were widely accepted, each speaker provided very different takes on President Barack Obama and the campaign, Kramer said. “Michelle’s was more aimed at the heart. It was emotional; it gave a real personal account of Barack Obama, but what she did that maybe went a bit beyond what Ann Romney did was that she connected Barack personally to his political principles,” he said. “She showed the audience how the things that he believes and the policies that he’s pursued are connected to things that he’s lived or through what his family has lived, which helps to show that he doesn’t just follow polls, but that he’s actually looking at things that he feels deeply about.” Clinton refuted the claims Republican vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan made during his speech at the Republican National Convention (RNC), Kramer said. “He did a very effective job of it, being very specific, showing humor and being dynamic,” he said. “I think it was a very helpful speech for Obama.” Kramer said polls revealed that many viewers responded positively to Clinton’s speech. As for Obama’s speech, Kramer said he believes it was different from the speeches he has given before. “He was more grounded, not as lofty, and I think part of it was the economic conditions and knowing the job report that came out the following day was not going to be all that great,” he said. “Obama didn’t want to appear to be celebrating when a lot of people are still suffering.” While Obama’s speech at the DNC was effectively the focal point of the conference, Kramer said he thinks viewers saw actor Clint Eastwood’s speech at the RNC as somewhat of a distraction to the purpose of the Romney-Ryan ticket. As far as distractions for the Democrats, Kramer said distractions arose concerning their platforms. “Recently, there was a lot of talk about how the Democrats had taken God out of their platform and had taken out references to Jerusalem. This caused great controversy and the Republicans really criticized the Democrats for doing this,” Kramer said. “They ended up putting the references back in, but by that time there were disagreements about re-adding to the platform. These made the Democrats look like they were not united about their platform.” This was a distraction for the DNC, but because it was not connected to any of the speeches, Kramer said he is not so sure how much it actually resonated with the public. “I think the platform discussions aren’t as relevant within the conventions as they used to be, so I think most people made their judgments about the RNC and the DNC based on the primetime speakers each party had,” he said. President Obama and the Democratic Party gained more support after the DNC ended than the Republicans did after their convention, Kramer said. “I think this is partly because of the distractions that the Republicans had and also because of the strength of Clinton’s speech, which I think put the Democrats out on top,” he said. “That was a real pivot point for the Democrats. I believe the Republicans probably would have liked to have a speaker as strong as Clinton at their convention.” As debate season begins, it is likely that Romney and the Republican Party will remain behind Obama if the polls continue the way they are, Kramer said. “Romney will have to work harder to make up ground during the debates and will have to perform at a higher level than Obama,” Kramer said. For the debates, the expectations also play a role, he said. “If the expectations for Romney are low as to how he must do in the debate, then he does not have to do as well in order to be seen as having ‘won it,’” Kramer said. “If he sets the expectations very high, or if the media sets the expectations high because he needs to come up in the polls, then that makes it more difficult for Romney.” As for Obama, being ahead in the polls might make him think he does not have as much pressure on himself for the debates, a mindset Kramer said Obama should avoid. “I think the public is still going to want to hear more specifics from Romney since he did not have many in his speech at the RNC,” he said. “The next few weeks will be interesting to see if he is going to flesh some more of his positions out and then certainly at the debate because that is something the public will want to hear then. The debates are sort of a last chance for voters to hear what Romney has to say before the election gets underway.” Kramer said Obama will coast into the debates if he does not make any big mistakes. “I think that will be his focus for leading up to the debates and the debates themselves,” he said.last_img read more

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University cancels study abroad, providing housing options for displaced students in the fall

first_imgThis report was updated June 9 at 12:10 p.m.With global travel restrictions still in place, Notre Dame announced the cancelation of all fall 2020 study abroad programs and provided information for housing for students Monday.“We understand how disheartening and disappointing this is to you, but please know that we are committed to your international education,” Michael Pippenger, vice president and associate provost for internationalization and Hong Zhu, senior director of global education, said in an email.In a follow-up email from the director of residential life for housing operations, Jonathan Retartha, displaced study abroad students were informed they have three options for housing. Students can participate in a lottery to fill a bed in their home hall, choose a bed in another residence hall or live off-campus.Students who choose to select a room in another facility may choose between Baumer Hall for men, Pangborn Hall for women and Fischer Graduate Residences for men and women. Those who choose to live off-campus may still receive credit toward the residency requirement, Retartha said.The online roommate grouping tool will open June 15 in Home Under the Dome. Students who live off campus fall semester may reapply for housing to live on campus for the spring semester, Retartha said.In addition, Residential Life and Notre Dame International are interested in implementing international programming in the fall for students who were planning to study abroad.“We welcome the opportunity to discuss student interest in this concept and programming possibilities with you upon your return to campus,” Retartha said.In a Tuesday email the study abroad team informed students that all spring 2021 programs are slated to proceed as planned.According to the email, the cancelation of fall study abroad programs will result in many of these students being accommodated into spring programs. Students who are no longer interested in studying abroad are able to withdraw until Aug. 10 without financial penalty.Students studying abroad in the spring of 2021 are asked to follow the instructions from program directors to prevent non-recoverable costs.“We are still closely monitoring the health, safety and security risks around the world,” the email said. “It is our hope that the situation will continue to improve in the coming months and you will be able to have a meaningful and fulfilling experience abroad.”Tags: COVID-19, global education, International, study abroadlast_img read more

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The School of Rock Kids Rock the House The View

first_img School of Rock – The Musical View Comments Related Shows Star Files Alex Brightmancenter_img Nothing like throwing some horns alongside the ladies of The View! Broadway.com vlogger Alex Brightman and the School of Rock—The Musical kids stopped by the morning show on January 29 and had the whole audience rocking out to “You’re in the Band.” And yes, we have it on good authority that they’re all playing LIVE. The tuner, which also stars Broadway.com Audience Choice Award winner Sierra Boggess, features music from the hit 2003 movie, as well as new numbers written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Glenn Slater. Check out the face-meltingly awesome video below and then go get your bass faces on at the Winter Garden Theatre! Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 20, 2019 Alex Brightman and the cast of ‘School of Rock’last_img read more

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08 Mole cricket dinner

first_imgVolume XXXNumber 1Page 8 By Dan RahnUniversity of GeorgiaWhen mole crickets get together for dinner on the ground, youdon’t want it to be your ground. “It’s not uncommon for mole crickets to destroy a lawn in oneseason,” said Will Hudson, an entomologist with the University ofGeorgia Extension Service.The pesky insects damage turf grasses in the coastal plain andoccasionally in piedmont areas of Georgia. They’re active fromearly spring to late fall, he said. But they damage turf the mostin late summer and early fall.The best time to cancel their dinner reservations, Hudson said,is around the first week in July, when all of the season’s eggshave hatched but the nymphs are still too small to do much damage.”Mole crickets spend the winter mostly as adults in the soil,”Hudson said. “As the weather warms, adults emerge and begin tofeed and mate, beginning in March and continuing into May andJune.”More mole cricketsMole crickets lay eggs in the soil, mostly in April and May. Asingle female may lay as many as six or eight clutches of about40 eggs per clutch.In three to six weeks, he said, the eggs hatch into nymphs thatlook much like adults but are smaller and don’t have wings.Nymphs grow all summer and change into adults in the fall.”Mole crickets damage turf both by tunneling and by feeding onthe grass,” Hudson said.At low infestation levels, tunneling is probably the moredamaging, he said, particularly in newly seeded areas.With higher infestations, mole crickets will eat the grass andleave the soil pulverized and spongy to the step. Although adultscan do considerable damage in the spring, the most serious injuryusually comes from August to October, when the nymphs are largeand active.’Take that!’By late June or early July, though, all the eggs should havehatched into nymphs, he said. That’s when an insecticidetreatment can punch their little lunch tickets.Homeowner insecticide options are limited. Products containingbifenthrin are effective if you apply them in June and Julyagainst small nymphs.Products containing fipronil are effective, too. And they have alonger window of effective application – from early June throughmid-July in most of Georgia’s mole cricket infestations.Irrigate before you apply insecticide sprays or granules if thesoil is dry, Hudson said. Treat as late in the afternoon as youcan, and water in sprays and granules with a quarter-inch ofirrigation soon after application, unless the label advisesotherwise.Plan BAnother option is to treat them in fall or spring withinsecticide baits. A number of commercial baits are available.Baits are best used in the fall or spring, Hudson said, becausethey work better when the crickets are bigger.”An advantage to baits is that you don’t have to water them in,”he said. For best results, apply baits near dusk.You can find out how many mole crickets you have, he said, with adetergent solution. Dissolve 1 ounce of liquid detergent in 2gallons of water and pour it over 1 square yard. Then count thenumber of mole crickets that emerge.Repeat the process around the yard. A rule-of-thumb is that ifyou flush an average of more than five crickets per site, treatthe lawn with an insecticide. But that can vary, Hudson said.”It really depends on how healthy your lawn turf is and whatdemands you place on it,” he said. “If you take really good careof it and just look at it, the turf can stand a lot of molecrickets and stay healthy.”(Dan Rahn is a news editor with the University of GeorgiaCollege of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)last_img read more

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Trail Mix: The Jon Stickley Trio

first_imgI knew of Jon Stickley for a long time. I knew he had played with The Biscuit Burners, did a stint with Town Mountain, jammed with Billy Nershi of The String Cheese Incident, and was a bad ass guitar picker.  I don’t remember being prepared, though, for my introduction to his music.  The first tune of Jon’s that I heard was his trio’s rendition of “Blackberry Blossom” a couple years back when I featured it on Trail Mix.  I was blown away.  I could hear the roots of the vaunted bluegrass standard rooted in the recording, but layered over top of were rhythms and emotions I didn’t expect.I have been a fan ever since.Travis Book, of The Infamous Stringdusters, one told me that he couldn’t take the debut record from Stickley’s trio out of his cd player.  “Jon’s music is the sound of pure joy,” says Book.  “It a player’s personality flows through his instrument, Stickley does it better than anyone I have ever met; you can practically hear his ’55 D-18 laugh and smile wh9773935_origen you listen to them play ‘Palm Tree.’  More likely to underplay than overplay, he makes everyone around him sound and feel better.”Stickley, on his vintage Martin, with Lyndsay Pruett on fiddle and Patrick Armitage on percussion, don’t just blur lines within the soundscape.  They eradicate them.  The trio’s music is bluegrass, hip hop, jazz, and even dubstep, an acoustic familiarity turned upside down by the band’s willingness to leave no sonic trail unexplored.The Jon Stickley Trio is poised to take the acoustic world by storm.  The threesome just played Merlefest for the first time, earning some much deserved buzz after tearing it up on the Cabin Stage, and summer plans include some more fantastic festivals.  Along with a regular gig at Zia Taqueria in Asheville throughout the summer, the band will be at the North Carolina Brewers Festival in Charlotte this weekend, at White Squirrel Festival in Brevard on May 24th, and Pagosa Folk N Bluegrass in Colorado in June.And, of course, the band will be appearing on Friday, May 23rd, at Rooster Walk Music & Arts Festival in Martinsville, Virginia.  Trail Mix wants to give you a chance to catch that set, along with everything else going on Friday of Rooster Walk, by taking a shot at our trivia question below.Email your response to [email protected]  A winner of two passes to the Friday festivities will be chosen from all correct answers received by noon on Friday, May 9th.Question: Though renowned as a sick guitar player, Jon typically played what instrument during his time with Asheville bluegrassers Town Mountain?Good luck!last_img read more

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Officials release food safety plan, egg safety rules

first_imgJul 7, 2009 (CIDRAP News) – As President Obama’s Food Safety Working Group announced its key steps today, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) unveiled sweeping new egg safety rules designed to reduce the burden of Salmonella illnesses in humans.The measures are part of the Obama’s administration’s focus on food safety issues, one that follows several recent high-profile outbreaks involving such foods as peanuts, pistachios, hot peppers, and ground beef.Key food safety stepsAt a press conference in Washington, D.C., today, administration officials announced the findings of the working group that was appointed by Obama in March. Vice President Joe Biden, flanked by US Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack, said keeping food safe is a basic government responsibility.”Our food safety system must be updated—1 in 4 people get sick every year due to foodborne illness, and children and the elderly are more at risk,” he said in a press release.Sebelius added: “Instead of spending their time trying to get kids to eat healthier food, too many parents and families are worrying about whether their food is safe to eat in the first place,”Vilsack said every American is affected by efforts to make the nation’s food supply safer. “We owe it to the American people to deliver on President Obama’s bold promise to greatly enhance our food safety system, moving our approach into the 21st century.”The working group’s key steps for improving food safety include:Tasking the HHS and USDA with developing tougher standards to reduce Salmonella contamination in eggs and poultryReducing Escherichia coli contamination by having the USDA tighten enforcement at beef facilities and having the FDA develop new industry guidance for leafy greens, tomatoes, and melonsBuilding a new national traceback and response system that provides clear guidance and quicker safety alerts for consumersImproving federal food safety oversight and appointing new food safety positions in key agenciesEgg regulations target SalmonellaShortly after the administration released the Food Safety Working Group’s game plan, FDA officials announced at a press conference final egg safety rules designed to reduce illnesses and deaths caused by Salmonella Enteritidis. The rules were first proposed in September 2004.Initial refrigeration requirements in the 1990s limited the growth of bacteria, but haven’t prevented initial contamination from occurring, the FDA said in a press release today.FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg, MD, told reporters that reducing Salmonella Enteritidis in eggs is an important element of the Food Safety Working Group’s goals and projected that the new regulations could prevent 79,000 cases of foodborne illness each year and 30 deaths. “Preventing harm to consumers is our first priority,” she said.”This may seem pretty straightforward, but this has taken a long time,” she said. “This will really make a difference and will be a great benefit to public health at a small cost to consumers.”The new rules apply to all egg producers with at least 3,000 laying hens, which account for 99% of eggs sold in the United States, FDA officials said. Producers that have 50,000 or more laying hens must comply with the rule within 12 months of its publication in the Federal Register, and those with between 3,000 and 50,000 birds have 36 months to comply.The new rule requires egg producers to:Restrict chick and young hen purchases to suppliers who monitor for SalmonellaEstablish rodent, pest control, and other biosecurity measures to prevent the spread of SalmonellaConduct Salmonella testing in poultry barns; positive tests warrant further testing over the next 8 weeks, and if follow-up tests are positive, eggs must be destroyed or tagged for nonfood useClean and disinfect poultry barns that test positive for SalmonellaRefrigerate eggs at 45°F during storage and transport no later than 36 hours after the eggs are laid.Stephen Sundlof, DVM, PhD, director of the FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, said the new rules are modeled after voluntary quality assurance programs that include egg producers in several states, accounting for about half of the nation’s egg production. He added that the new rule will bring uniformity to how all eggs are produced in the United States.Nancy Bufano, an official in the FDA’s dairy and egg safety division, said the biggest change is probably the refrigeration part of the rule. Currently, egg producers are only required to refrigerate the eggs as soon as they are packaged for consumers.The FDA estimates that the rule will provide a $1.4 billion public health savings at an annual cost of $81 million to producers, or less than 1 cent per dozen eggs.Hamburg said individual consumers still have an important role to play in egg safety by properly refrigerating eggs, using safe handling techniques to avoid cross-contamination, and by disposing of products that appear spoiled.Cautiously optimistic reactionsFoodborne disease expert Craig Hedberg, PhD, of the University of Minnesota, said the new egg regulations represent a reasonable set of guidelines. But because some researchers calculate a much higher overall Salmonella burden—1 to 2 million cases and about 500 deaths—the expected benefits of the rules might not be as dramatic as some experts predict.Without a dramatic decrease in illnesses, the plateau in Salmonella reduction that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has identified in its FoodNet data may likely persist, he said Hedberg, a professor in the Division of Environmental Health Sciences of the School of Public Health.Previous temperature-control steps have helped mitigate Salmonella amplification in eggs, but food safety experts would like to see more prevention of the initial contamination, Hedberg said. “Implementation of the steps in these regulations will likely help but will not eliminate the problem entirely.”The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) issued an e-mail statement today lauding the new egg regulation and the work of the Obama administration’s Food Safety Working Group. CSPI said today’s two announcements bode well for reform legislation moving through Congress.”For far too long, FDA has not had the staff, funding, or even the legal authority to get the job done,” said Caroline Smith DeWaal, CPSI’s food safety director, in the statement. “Things have gotten so bad that even the food industry is clamoring for reform, which is not surprising as consumer confidence in the food industry has fallen to less than 20%.”Nancy Donley, president of Safe Tables Our Priority (STOP), an advocacy group based in Northbrook, Ill., that works to prevent illness from foodborne pathogens, in a statement today sent to journalists lauded the working group’s efforts. Donley’s 6-year-old son died from an E coli O157:H7 infection in 1993.”This is the first time in a long time I’ve seen a coordinated effort by the government to prevent other families from suffering a tragedy like mine,” she said. “The devil’s in the details, however, and we look forward to hearing more specifics.”See also:President’s Food Safety Working Group Web site (archived)Jul 7 White House press releaseJul 7 FDA press releaseSep 22, 2004, CIDRAP News story “FDA proposes rules to reduce Salmonella in eggs”last_img read more

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New York state to ease virus lockdown but not Big Apple

first_imgThe epidemic is in sharp decline in New York state, where Cuomo said 161 people had died in the past 24 hours, down from the single day high of 799 in early April.Cuomo also announced that from Friday low-risk recreational activities such as tennis and drive-in cinemas would be permitted statewide.The governor and mayor plan to reopen economies gradually to avoid a second wave of infections.”We have to continue to be smart,” said Cuomo. Some areas of New York — the state worst affected by America’s coronavirus outbreak — will be allowed to gradually reopen later this week, but New York City will stay closed until at least June, leaders said Monday.COVID-19 has killed around 22,000 people in New York state, which has been shut down since Governor Andrew Cuomo ordered all non-essential businesses ordered closed on March 22.He said three regions had met criteria — including on declining death rates, hospital beds and testing capacity — to restart construction, manufacturing and curbside retail when the order expires Friday. “We start a new chapter today,” Cuomo told reporters, adding, “It’s an exciting new phase, we’re all anxious to get back to work.”However, New York City, the epicenter of America’s epidemic, will not be able to start getting its economy up and running again this month, Mayor Bill de Blasio told reporters.He said data on deaths and hospitalizations was “definitely trending in the right direction” but needed to fall further before Big Apple residents could get back to work. “We need to see it sustained in a deeper way. Right now, that takes us into June,” de Blasio said.center_img Topics :last_img read more

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