USDA Seeks Another Experimental ASF Vaccine License, Years from Implementation

first_img SHARE By NAFB News Service – Apr 23, 2019 USDA Seeks Another Experimental ASF Vaccine License, Years from Implementation SHARE The Department of Agriculture intends to grant an experimental license for an African swine fever vaccine. The intent was published in the Federal Register this week that USDA’s Agricultural Research Service intends to grant the license to a company in Bulgaria that manufactures and markets human and animal health products. Currently, there is no commercially available vaccine to protect swine from the deadline virus. Despite the work by the company in Bulgaria and others, National Pork Producers Council Veterinarian Liz Wagstrom told Reuters in February that researchers at USDA believe a vaccine is “a decade away.”Researchers in the European Union believe development of a vaccine may take 20 years. The threat of the disease spreading to the U.S. prompted the cancellation of the World Pork Expo this summer. Since its discovery in China in August 2018, Rabobank estimates that African swine fever has affected 150 million to 200 million pigs, which is nearly 30 percent larger than annual U.S. pork production and equivalent to Europe’s annual pork supply, according to the National Pork Board.Meanwhile, many farms in China infected with African swine fever are not restocking with pigs. Bloomberg News reports that 80 percent of farms infected with the deadly virus are not restocking, leaving a significant gap in production. China is the world’s largest pork producer, but agriculture officials in China say production has dropped 21 percent since African swine fever was first reported last August. And, a new outbreak on an island province was reported over the weekend.The declining hog production in China will result in lower demand for soybeans and feed products, but an increase in the need for pork products. Officials in China say, “if confidence among breeders fails to recover, it will hurt consumers.” They predict pork supplies could start to tighten and prices may hit record levels in the second half of the year, before tightening further in 2020. Pork accounts for more than 60 percent of meat consumption in China. Previous articleCalifornia Fruit Flavoring Company Establishing Operations in Johnson CountyNext articleThe HAT Soil Health Podcast- Soil Erosion Significant Problem Around Indiana NAFB News Service Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News USDA Seeks Another Experimental ASF Vaccine License, Years from Implementation Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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US forces still holding journalist although charges were dismissed

first_img Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” December 28, 2020 Find out more As the US troops begin their withdrawal from Iraqi cities today, many questions remain about the persons still detained by the US forces. Reporters Without Borders reiterates its call for the release of Reuters photographer Ibrahim Jassam, who has been held since last September.“The US armed forces are now withdrawing from the main Iraqi cities after six years of occupation,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We hope this will result in the release of detainees still held by the Americans, such as Ibrahim Jassam, who was arrested 10 months ago. His detention is illegal as the Iraqi central criminal court dismissed all charges against him last November. He must be freed.”One of his sisters told Reporters Without Borders by phone: “Ibrahim began a hunger strike four days ago in protest against his illegal detention. His health is deteriorating. We are very worried about him.” His family is allowed to visit him every two months.Jassam was arrested by US and Iraqi soldiers in the south Baghdad district of Mahmoudiyah on 1 September. No evidence was produced against him when the central criminal court heard his case on 30 November and dismissed all the charges. Nonetheless, he is still being held in Buki prison in Basra, 550 km south of Baghdad.The situation of journalists continues to be critical in Iraq and the danger persists as the US forces pull out. Three journalists have been killed since the start of the year. to go further Help by sharing this information Organisation June 30, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 US forces still holding journalist although charges were dismissed News News Follow the news on Iraq IraqMiddle East – North Africa center_img RSF_en Receive email alerts February 15, 2021 Find out more December 16, 2020 Find out more IraqMiddle East – North Africa News RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan Newslast_img read more

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OSKA Celebrates its 2nd Year with NAMI

first_imgcenter column 1 OSKA Celebrates its 2nd Year with NAMI Celebrating its 2nd anniversary, OSKA invites everyone to an event to honor Michael DiPaolo and help the NAMI (National Association for Mental Illness) By FRANZ A.D. MORALES Published on Friday, September 6, 2013 | 4:27 pm Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Subscribe Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News 8 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Make a comment Business News Community Newscenter_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  When retail stores celebrate anniversaries, it’s usually done with a big sale that celebrates fashion. But for OSKA‘s celebration, it honors good people and benefits worthy causes.On Sunday September 8, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., OSKA will be having its 2nd anniversary celebration with a private party and silent auction. The event will also honor clinical psychologist Michael DiPaolo, Ph.D. and president of the National Association for Mental Illness (NAMI), recipient of the proceeds from the event.“It’s our second year of OSKA here in Pasadena, so we’re going to have a big anniversary cake, spirits, appetizers and there’s going to be an amazing silent auction of really great things,” says Annie Frank of OSKA. “The silent auction includes paintings by Robert Brandy which are hanging on our walls in the store, art donated by local artists, a catered dinner for six served up at the winner’s home by an Italian chef, and much more”In conjunction with the OSKA celebration, NAMI will be honoring DiPaolo for all the good work he has poured into the organization.Danielle Kurz of NAMI explains, “we’re going to have a series of lectures for Dr. Di Paolo. I was thinking it will be nice to have a party for him and try to have the clients of OSKA know ‘What is NAMI?’” Kurz feels not much is known about NAMI and the OSKA event will be a good springboard to introduce the nonprofit.As for OSKA, “What we’re going to do is sell as much as possible and donate back part of the proceeds to NAMI. They are a great organization and with a lot of the military coming home, there’s going to be a lot of need for the services they provide. They also help the homeless here in town, as well. It’s outstanding what they do. It’s an amazing organization,” says Frank.Most of the people involved with NAMI are volunteers, according to Kurz, so the nonprofit is trying to raise as much money as it can to help families in crises within the San Gabriel Valley. Aside from the financial help it would receive, Kurz hopes that NAMI could start to make noise and be recognized and supported by more people.The event will be held at OSKA, 13 Douglas Alley, Old Pasadena (near Il Fornaio Restaurant).To find out more about the event, you may call OSKA Pasadena at (626) 432-1729 or check out http://www.oska-pasadena.com.For more information about NAMI, you may call the NAMI office at (626) 577-6697 or visit http://www.namisangabrielvalley.org/. More Cool Stuff Top of the News HerbeautyIt Works Great If Weight Loss Is What You’re Looking For!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Real Truth About The Pain Caused By MicrobladingHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Normal To Date Your BFF’s Ex?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou’ll Want To Get Married Twice Or Even More Just To Put Them OnHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyGained Back All The Weight You Lost?HerbeautyHerbeauty Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday First Heatwave Expected Next Week last_img read more

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Pasadena Minimum Wage Increase Takes Effect

first_imgHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWomen Love These Great Tips To Making Your Teeth Look WhiterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyKeep Your Skin Flawless With These Indian Beauty RemediesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like A Bombshell And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News Countless Pasadenans are set to get a raise Wednesday as the city’s minimum wage increases to $15 per hour for larger businesses and $14.25 per hour for smaller ones.The increase has been in the works for years, and the schedule was set long before a virus that would become known as SARS-Cov-2, or the novel coronavirus, emerged and encircled the globe.The wage increase was divided into two steps, with different wages depending on the number of workers employed by a business.The minimum rate for Pasadena businesses with 26 or more employees rose to $14.25 per hour on July 1, 2019. The wage for businesses with 25 or less employees was raised to $13.25.As of Wednesday, all businesses in the city with 26 or more workers must pay them at least $15 per hour, while smaller businesses are required to provide a $14.25 per hour minimum wage.Businesses have approached the city and urged officials to hold off on the increase due to the economic hardship brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic in recent months, and activists have countered that the increase is vital for workers. The plan was not altered.California’s minimum wage is on a similar, but slower, trajectory. Larger companies will be required to pay employees at least $15 per hour by Jan. 1, 2022, while smaller businesses are required to pay a $15 per hour minimum wage by Jan. 1, 2023.Mayor Terry Tornek said he supports the increase and does not agree with calls to roll it back due to the pandemic.“I think from business to business, the, the difference between the current wage and what’s supposed to happen July 1st certainly would make a difference for all of them. I don’t know that it’s the definitive difference,” Tornek said in an interview last month.“We were getting a lot of pressure to roll that back long before the COVID crisis hit. And, frankly, to try to help the businesses is laudable, but to help (them) on the backs of the people who earn the least in our workforce is not the way to go.”Tornek said the commonly-held idea that minimum wage positions are only starting positions is false.“For a lot of people, this is the way that they earn. They don’t get beyond the minimum wage and they are trying to get by,” the mayor said. “It’s the lion’s share of people who (will be) earning $15. The starter wage thing is just not true.”The decision to increase the city’s minimum wage was done with a great deal of community input and research.“I insisted that we should wait for the city of Los Angeles and the County of Los Angeles to act so that we wouldn’t be isolated and on our own,” he said. Once the minimum wage was increased in the city of L.A. and unincorporated county areas, the timing was right for Pasadena to act.Not everyone is on board with the plan.Chamber of Commerce President Paul Little said it’s not a good move, especially amid the current economic climate, and could lead to increased job loss.“No one is ready for increased costs of any kind,” he said.Too many businesses are struggling to survive to afford the increased expense, he said. “Right now, every dollar that goes out is a dollar not being used to support businesses that are teetering on insolvency and closure,” Little said.“Unfortunately, for most small businesses the only way to offset increased costs is through the only line item on their balance sheet that has any give — employee costs,” he said.“I am afraid we will see more of what has happened since the city council raised the minimum wage the first time — a loss of jobs and a limiting of employment opportunities for the very people the increase was intended to help-minimum wage workers,” according to Little.Tornek said he was not unsympathetic to the struggles of local businesses.“Now we have a crisis and businesses are going under and some of them are not going to come back. And so they’re desperate for some relief,” he said. “And if we can give them some kind of relief, we should do it.The city has already rebated underground utility tax money to businesses, and further ways to help them are under consideration, including raising both public and private funds to help subsidize businesses, Tornek said.But halting or reversing the minimum wage increase is tantamount to “asking the workers, the lowest-wage workers, to make that contribution. And I don’t think it’s fair,” he said. Business News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 24 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS More Cool Stuff Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m.center_img STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Make a comment Community News Subscribe faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Government Pasadena Minimum Wage Increase Takes Effect By BRIAN DAY and DAVID CROSS Published on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 | 1:32 pm Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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Crispy seabass with crushed new potatoes and asparagus puree

first_img Previous article‘George Kimball touched the hearts of his Southill family’ – Fr Joe YoungNext articleFor the love of ‘Sausages’ admin This dish is light but packed full of flavour and the light asparagus puree acts as a sauce to compliment the fish and rich potatoes.What you needGreat quality new potatoes, seasoning and butter, seabass fillets, rock salt, asparagus, tomatoes and a dash of sherry vinegar, olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up What to doSteam the new potatoes and crush them with a fork when cooked and add seasoning and a knob of butter. Meantime slow cook the tomatoes, seasoning, oil and both vinegars in a pot until the reduce to a pulp. Cook asparagus to done and puree then pass through fine sieve. Pan fry the seasoned seabass fillets and serve on top of crushed new potatoes with puree and reduced tomatoes. Twitter NewsCrispy seabass with crushed new potatoes and asparagus pureeBy admin – August 18, 2011 614 Email Linkedincenter_img WhatsApp Advertisement Facebook Printlast_img read more

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Man charged with sexually assaulting child

first_img WhatsApp Pinterest By admin – May 29, 2018 Twitter Local NewsCrime Leoncio Espinoza Police charged a man last week after he reportedly had been sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl for the last 10 years.An Odessa Police Department news release stated investigation revealed the victim had been sexually assaulted by 43-year-old Leoncio Antonio Espinoza for the last 10 years after a sexual assault involving the victim was recently reported to OPD.Espinoza was charged with sexual assault of a child, a second-degree felony.Jail records show Espinoza has been in the Ector County Detention Center since Thursday and has a $75,000 bond. WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest Facebook Facebook Man charged with sexually assaulting child Previous articleCounty reviews proposed salary increasesNext articleGOOD NEWS: Sul Ross faculty-staff receive Bar-SR-Bar Awards adminlast_img read more

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Virtual secretary starts revolution

first_img Previous Article Next Article Virtual secretary starts revolutionOn 7 Aug 2001 in Personnel Today Virtual secretaries could revolutionise the way that ICL staff work,following the results of an internal pilot scheme. The Personal Virtual Assistant technology enables mobile workers to accessmessages, organise diary appointments and contact colleagues simply by diallinga phone number. Andy Irvine, business development manager for ICL, said, “Staff willnot need access to a laptop to check on urgent e-mails or organise their diary.The PVA will help mobile employees work more effectively.” A decision on whether the pilot of 100 managers is rolled out to the rest ofthe company will be made by the end of September, Irvine said. He added, “Obviously, this kind of technology is only suitable forstaff who need to work out of the office, such as salespeople and serviceengineers. That’s why we have to consider who will benefit from theproject.” The pilot coincides with the results of a survey of 200 managers across theIT and financial services sector into mobile working, commissioned by ICL. It found that two-thirds of managers believe they would work moreeffectively if their companies encouraged mobile working. Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. last_img read more

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Asthma sufferer wins £17k for smoky colleagues

first_imgAsthma sufferer wins £17k for smoky colleaguesOn 1 Dec 2003 in Personnel Today A woman with asthma has been awarded £17,000 in compensation becausecolleagues refused to stop smoking in front of her. Karen Whitehead, 34, an administrator at a Plymouth community centre,claimed the heavy smoking by her colleagues triggered her asthma and kept heroff work. Although she had only been employed at the Granby Island Community Centrefor 45 days, an employment tribunal ruled she had been unfairly dismissed. Shewas registered disabled, so she was entitled to sue after being sacked fortaking 16 days off sick. The tribunal heard how during an appraisal, she told her boss about thesmoky environment, only to have him light up twice in front of her. The centreis to appeal the ruling. Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

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Jones, Jantunen power Utah past Washington State 76-64

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailRylan Jones scored 24 points and Mikael Jantunen added 16 off the bench to lead Utah to a 76-64 victory over Washington State.Branden Carlson added 12 points and Timmy Allen chipped in 11 for the Utes. Utah shot 63% from the field to win its 12th straight game in the series with Washington State.Isaac Bonton scored 21 points to lead Washington State. The Cougars shot 46% from the field, but allowed Utah to score 19 points off 13 turnovers. Associated Press Tags: Mikael Jantunen/Pac-12/Rylan Jones/Utah Runnin’ Utes Basketball Written by January 25, 2020 /Sports News – Local Jones, Jantunen power Utah past Washington State 76-64last_img read more

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England’s reopened housing market creates ‘weird’ challenges for border-straddling Welsh estate agency

first_imgHome » News » COVID-19 news » England’s reopened housing market creates ‘weird’ challenges for border-straddling Welsh estate agency previous nextCOVID-19 newsEngland’s reopened housing market creates ‘weird’ challenges for border-straddling Welsh estate agencyWelsh firm Adre Properties is free to do business in England but still under strict lockdown in its home town of Chepstow.Nigel Lewis15th May 202001,558 Views An estate agency in Wales has revealed its frustrations with the patchwork way the UK’s housing markets are being re-opened and called for Wales to follow England’s lead.Adre Properties, which is based in the Welsh town of Chepstow but has properties for sale over the Severn Estuary in England, has highlighted the ‘confusing’ way its business currently straddles two different jurisdictions.While the company’s sales and lettings in England might win it instructions and commission at the moment, in its home town similar activities could attract a fine or even a visit from the local constabulary, as valuations, visits from potential buyers and physical house moves remains banned in Wales.“We do sit right on the border, so it is a strange one at the moment,” says the company’s boss Samantha Troy. “We just have to wait for advice as to how, for a Welsh estate agency, we can go within our own town to carry out viewings.“It is very confusing and I think maybe the Welsh government now might clear something up about how Welsh agents (should) react to this. I’m sure the questions are being asked, but at the moment Wales is quite clear about staying home.”In the meantime she told PA News that the estate agency had bought PPE equipment which was now being used for viewings over the border, and would be employed once the Welsh government follows the English decision to allow the housing market to reopen.“As the market opens up in the next few weeks, we would only allow serious viewings to proceed, no children allowed to attend, no more than two,” she said.The company was a shortlisted for Welsh estate agency of the year in last year’s Negotiator Awards.Read more about Chepstow. May 15, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

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