Health officials are awaiting test results to determine if two patients who died of known or suspected E coli infections last week, an elderly Maryland woman and a 2-year-old Idaho boy, have the strain linked to the outbreak. The 175 cases reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) represent an increase of 9 since Sep 22. Ninety-three people (53%) were hospitalized, and 28 suffered the serious kidney condition known as hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), the CDC said. The number of states stayed the same today at 25, as did the number of deaths: one confirmed and two suspected. The CDC said last week that people who experience diarrhea after eating fresh spinach or salad blends containing fresh spinach should contact their healthcare provider and ask to have a stool sample tested for E coli O157:H7. The CDC said that cooking spinach at 160ºF for 15 seconds will kill E coli O157:H7, but consumers need to make sure all parts of the spinach reach that temperature, particularly if they cook it in a frying pan. “Consumers are advised not to purchase or consume fresh spinach if they cannot verify that it was grown in areas other than the three California counties implicated in the outbreak,” the FDA said. Other produce grown in the three counties is not implicated in the outbreak, nor is frozen or canned spinach. Sep 25 CDC statementhttp://www.cdc.gov/ecoli/2006/september/updates/092506.htm The FDA said two more companies voluntarily recalled their products: Triple B Corp., doing business as S.T. Produce, of Seattle, Wash., and Pacific Coast Fruit Co. of Portland, Ore. Triple B’s recall involves its fresh spinach salad products with a use-by date between Aug 22 and Sep 20, because they have may have contained spinach supplied by Natural Selections Foods, a major spinach supplier that was the first to recall its products. Triple B products were distributed in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana. See also: A second bag of E coli–contaminated spinach has been identified, this time by Utah health officials, according to a press release yesterday from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The contaminated spinach was the same brand and type as the contaminated bag found last week in New Mexico: Dole baby spinach. Both bags had a use-by date of Aug 30. The FDA is now indicating it is safe to eat fresh spinach that was not grown in the three counties implicated in the outbreak. In tracing tainted spinach, the FDA said last week it had narrowed its investigation to farms in Monterey, San Benito, and Santa Clara counties, all in the greater Salinas Valley. The E coli case count has grown steadily since the FDA issued its initial spinach advisory on Sep 14, when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that 50 patients in eight states had been diagnosed with E coli infections and that fresh or raw spinach was the food most of them had in common. Sep 24 FDA press releasehttp://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/2006/ucm109580.htm Products from Pacific Coast Fruit Co. also may have contained spinach supplied by Natural Selections Foods. Their recall involves salad products with a use-by date on or before Sep 20 and pizza products with a use-by date of Sep 14. The products were distributed in Alaska, Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. Sep 25, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – The case count in a national outbreak of Escherichia coli O157:H7 infections linked to fresh spinach rose to 175 today, but federal officials signaled that it’s safe to eat spinach from places other than three counties in California’s Salinas Valley. Last week produce industry representatives met with federal and state health officials to determine how to safely get fresh spinach from uninvolved areas back on the market. One option they discussed was adding region-of-origin labels to products that contain fresh spinach.
Hadopi : son efficacité déjà remise en causeFrance – D’après une étude de l’université de Rennes, le nombre de pirates aurait augmenté de 3% depuis trois mois. En cause : le développement, depuis l’adoption de la loi contre le téléchargement illégal, de pratiques échappant au cadre de la Haute autorité pour la diffusion des œuvres et la protection des droits sur Internet (Hadopi). Selon l’étude publiée par Les Échos, “à peine 15% des internautes qui utilisaient les réseaux peer to peer avant l’adoption de la loi Hadopi ont définitivement cessé de le faire”.L’effet dissuasif de la loi contre le téléchargement illégal peut donc être remis en cause mais surtout, les internautes s’orientent vers d’autres pratiques. Au cours des trois mois qui ont suivi l’adoption de la loi Hadopi, les pratiques de téléchargement autres que le peer-to-peer, tel que le téléchargement direct via des sites d’hébergement comme Megaupload ou Rapidshare, ou le simple streaming, se sont en effet considérablement développées. D’après l’étude de l’université de Rennes, 20% des internautes visionnent films et séries sur des sites de streaming tandis que 14% préfèrent utiliser les réseaux de partage. Ce sont ainsi quelque 3 millions d’internautes qui échapperaient à l’Hadopi, ces pratiques ne pouvant pas être détectées en l’état.Enfin, l’étude souligne un autre impact négatif de la loi Hadopi. Alors que la moitié des pirates se trouvent être également des acheteurs de musique et vidéos numériques, couper leur connexion Internet comme le prévoit la riposte graduée pourrait “potentiellement réduire la taille du marché des contenus culturels numériques de 27%”.Le 9 mars 2010 à 16:26 • Emmanuel Perrin
Left-hander J.P. Howell (1-0) pitched a scoreless top of the 10th inning for the Dodgers. Pinch hitter Chone Figgins led off the bottom of the 10th with a leadoff walk. With one out, Crawford sliced a line drive into the left-field corner that eluded Rajai Davis. Figgins scored from first base without a throw, giving the Dodgers their first walk-off win of the year.The game was tied 1-1 in the seventh inning when Scherzer took the mound to face Matt Kemp, who worked a seven-pitch walk. The next batter, Juan Uribe, clubbed an 0-1 fastball into the right-field corner. Third base coach Lorenzo Bundy wisely flashed a stop sign, giving Uribe a double and giving the Dodgers runners at second and third with nobody out. Federowicz, fresh up from Triple-A Albuquerque with A.J. Ellis on the disabled list, struck out on three pitches. Pinch hitter Justin Turner punched a line drive into medium center field, just deep enough for Kemp to tag up and score when Austin Jackson’s throw was off-target.Chris Withrow and Chris Perez threw scoreless seventh and eighth innings, respectively, before giving the ball to Jansen in the ninth.The Tigers and Dodgers will finish the two-game interleague series today.Scherzer allowed eight hits and two runs in seven innings, walked one and struck out eight. He never strayed far from his bread-and-butter fastball that touched 95 mph on the radar gun. Haren was a tad better. Miguel Cabrera, the reigning American League Most Valuable Player, hit three ground balls off Haren that never left the infield. “There’s not really one way to pitch him. He can it,” Haren said. “Staying down is probably the most important thing. With me it’s important to mix pitches. It’s just trying to throw what he’s not looking for.”The Dodgers couldn’t score on Scherzer after Gordon’s first home run of the season crept over the right-center field fence. Austin Jackson’s solo home run in the second inning tied the game 1-1.Other than that, Haren was able to keep the Tigers off-balance with an assortment of sub-90 mph fastballs, cutters, sliders and the occasional curve. The Tigers only put a runner in scoring position against Haren once, in the first inning. With Davis on third base and one out, Haren got consecutive ground balls from Torii Hunter and Cabrera to end the threat.Hunter had to leave the game with a contusion on his left knee. In the second inning, the Tigers’ right fielder slid knee-first into the concrete wall in foul territory chasing a long strike by Federowicz. Hunter was slow to get up but stayed in the game for two more innings. Don Kelly took over in right field in the fifth inning.Puig was held out of the game as he recovers from an injury to his left thumb ligament. He was fitted for a splint after meeting with a hand specialist and is still considered “day to day.”Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said that Puig was only available in an emergency.Will Puig be in the lineup Wednesday, as the 23-year-old predicted?“The training staff has something to do with that. I still get to write it out now and then,” Mattingly joked.“We’re going to do what’s best for Yasiel and what’s best for this club. I’m glad he feels good enough that he can be ready to play.” Yasiel Puig declared himself ready to play today, not to any reporters in particular but to all reporters, teammates, and anyone in general passing through the Dodgers clubhouse just after 4 p.m. Tuesday.The rapper/actor Ice Cube read the starting lineup. Dee Gordon hit a home run in the Dodgers’ first at-bat of the game. Puig didn’t play, leaving Carl Crawford to drive in the game-winning run in the Dodgers’ final at-bat.All in all, it was a good day.More accurately, it was a good day to be a starting pitcher. Former teammates, the Dodgers’ Dan Haren and the Detroit Tigers’ Max Scherzer, found themselves on opposite ends of an interleague duel before an announced crowd of 53,231 at Dodger Stadium. The Dodgers ultimately won 3-2 on Crawford’s RBI double to the left-field corner in the bottom of the 10th inning.Haren allowed one run over six innings, outdueling the reigning American League Cy Young Award winner. “They have a really tough lineup,” Haren said. “I did some homework the last few days. I executed the game plan with Fed (catcher Tim Federowicz). He did a good job considering I threw a couple bullpens with him in spring training, no games.”Haren’s best efforts were nearly undone.Trying to protect a 2-1 lead in the ninth inning, Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen allowed a leadoff double by Ian Kinsler and a two-out RBI single by Victor Martinez that tied the game 2-2. It was the first blown save for Jansen in three chances this season. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error
Facebook18Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Leadership Thurston CountyLeadership Thurston County and the Thurston County Chamber Foundation are proud to congratulate the 39 members of the Class of 2016. This is the 22nd LTC class, and over 600 graduates have completed the program since 1994.A recognition luncheon will be held Wednesday, June 8, at the Red Lion Hotel Olympia. Presented by TAGS Awards and Specialties, the event begins at 11:30 am and is part of the monthly Thurston County Chamber Forum. Reservations are requested at www.ThurstonChamber.com or by calling 360.357.3362.Leadership Thurston County is a program of the Thurston County Chamber Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) educational, non-profit organization. During the 10-month program, participants examine community issues, expand networks, and explore leadership opportunities. For information, go to www.LeadThurstonCounty.com, or call 360-357-8515.LTC Class of 2016 GraduatesShari Aldrich, Body Mechanics School of Myotherapy & MessageSusan Bowe, Washington State Department of TransportationKelsey Browne, LOTT Clean Water AllianceAmanda Carroll, Tiburon SystemsDonovan Cathey, Tumwater Firefighters UnionMaria Chiechi, Adult Family Home CouncilSam Costello, Olympia Police DepartmentSteve Craig, City of TumwaterLeatta Dahlhoff, Washington Department of EcologyTina Davis, TwinStar Credit UnionJohn Duerr, Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic RealtyShawna Dutton, Habitat for HumanityLen Faucher, Port of OlympiaAnthony Ford, Capitol City PressSytease Geib, Thurston County Chamber of CommerceJoy Gerchak, Intercity TransitKasandra Jaquez, Thurston First BankJoshua Johnson, Brown & CaldwellKaren Johnson, Sunset AirRon Jones, City of OlympiaMatthew Klifman, US BankJim Ladd, Evergreen Christian CommunityJennifer LamontMeryl Lipman, Local Public Relations ProfessionalJennifer Lord, Thurston County Prosecuting Attorney’s OfficeTanya Mote, South Puget Sound Community College FoundationTeri O’Neal, City of LaceySonia Ramirez, Yelm Municipal CourtRyan Reynolds, Weichert Realtors, Reynolds Real EstateChris Richardson, Chehalis Tribal EnterprisesScott Sawyer, SCJ AllianceTyler Schmitt, Puget Sound EnergyBarbara Soule, AAA Washington, Olympia OfficeMark Steepy, KPFF Consulting EngineersHeidi Thomsen, Thurston County Sheriff’s OfficeBridget Vidonne, Pacific Mountain Workforce Development CouncilDaniel Vining, Thurston First BankKyle Wiese, Thurston Economic Development CouncilKim Young, Wolf Haven International