Salmonella cases trigger almond recall

first_img The FDA said it was working with other health authorities to trace the source of the potentially contaminated products. About 57 people in Wheaton, Ill., became ill in February after eating basil and mesclun prepared by a restaurant, the FDA said in an alert to consumers. Twenty of the cases were confirmed as cyclosporiasis. The same month, 38 people in Irving, Tex., fell ill after eating basil and mesclun at a local restaurant, and 16 cases were confirmed as cyclosporiasis. May 24, 2004 (CIDRAP News) – Two outbreaks of gastrointestinal illness caused by the parasite Cyclospora may have been associated with raw basil and “mesculin [mesclun]/spring mix salad” served at restaurants in Illinois and Texas, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Cyclosporiasis, an infection of the small intestine, causes watery diarrhea with frequent, sometimes explosive, bowel movements, the FDA said. Other symptoms include loss of appetite, weight loss, stomach cramps, nausea, vomiting, muscle aches, low-grade fever, and fatigue. Symptoms usually appear about a week after eating contaminated food. Cyclosporiasis was little-known until the 1990s, according to a 2000 report in Clinical Infectious Diseases. In 1996 a multistate outbreak in the United States and Canada was traced to Guatemalan strawberries, demonstrating that the illness is spread by food, according to the report.center_img See also: The FDA said the infection can be treated with antibiotics. People experiencing the above symptoms after eating basil and mesclun or spring mix salads should consult a physician and notify their local health department, the agency said. May 21 FDA news releasehttp://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/2004/ucm108304.htmlast_img read more

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Ryan announces incoming recruits

first_imgJEFF SCHORFHEIDE/Herald photoWisconsin men’s head basketball coach Bo Ryan announced thesigning of four high school seniors to national letters of intent Wednesday.Unlike recent years in which Ryan and his staff have heavilyrecruited and signed players from around Wisconsin and neighboring states, thisyear’s class features players from Ohio and Texas, and no players from in-state.The class also addresses an impending need for interior size — Wisconsin bigmen Greg Stiemsma and Brian Butch will both run out of eligibility followingthe season — with the addition of 7-foot-1 center Ian Markolf and 6-foot-10center Jared Berggren.Markolf, from San Antonio’s Churchill High School, wasrecruited by the likes of Indiana, Auburn and Baylor before selectingWisconsin. The 2007 preseason All-State selection averaged 13 points and 8.5rebounds per game last season.”He is only touchingthe tip of the iceberg in terms of the type of player he can be in the future,”Ryan said in a release Wednesday. “He has tremendous size and brings a truelow-post presence to the future of Wisconsin basketball. He is quite agile forhis size, can rebound the basketball very well and is continually improving hisexpansion of his offensive game.”Berggren is the mosthighly-touted recruit in the class, rated by Rivals.com as the 11th-best centerin the nation and No. 58 recruit overall. The Princeton, Minn., native rackedup 21 points and 12 rebounds per game while blocking 150 shots to earn honorablemention All-State honors last season.”The first time wesaw him in our team camp following his sophomore year he showed all the littlethings we look for in young players,” Ryan said. “He understands the game,passes well, can play either front line position and has developed hisperimeter shooting to accompany his low post and rebounding abilities.”Joining the two bigmen are a pair of guards.Jordan Taylor, a6-foot-1 point guard from Bloomington, Minn. (Benilde-St. Margaret’s HS),finished last season averaging 19.5 points, 6.5 assists and 5.2 rebounds pergame. Benilde-St. Margaret’s was the Minnesota Class AAA state runner up.”Jordan has wantedto be a Wisconsin Badger for a long time and has put in a lot of hard work andeffort to work toward that goal,” Ryan said. “He has a presence and moxie abouthim that Wisconsin fans around the country will enjoy watching develop duringhis career as a Badger.”The final piece tothe class is 6-foot-4 Robert Wilson. The Garfield Heights, Ohio, seniorfinished last season averaging 17 points per game. Wilson started garneringmore high-profile recruiting attention during the spring and early summer,drawing interest from teams that included Ohio State.”We had identifiedRob as a player with tremendous potential two years ago and it has been greatto see him blossom into one of the nation’s better players,” Ryan said.last_img read more

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Eguakun Seals Maximum Points for Rivers Utd Â

first_imgBy Fred Edoreh in Port Harcourt With scores at 1-1 at regulation time with three minutes spent out of four minutes added time and FC IfeanyiUbah looking to steal away with a point from Port Harcourt, Efosa Eguakun brought out the long knife, masterminding a last minute attack from midfield and following up to deliver a clinical finish to give Rivers United a 2-1 win and maximum points.The first goal of the Match-day 24 of the Nigeria Professional Football League  (NPFL) came for Rivers United via a penalty in the 60th after Stephen Eze handled the ball in the box and Ayo Saka fired hard to leave Bamba Drissa no chance to save.IfeanyiUbah however levelled up also through penalty while Prince Aggreh who came on for Godwin Obaje in the second half slotted in perfectly.IfeanyiUbah had a great chance to increase their tally when Rivers keeper Akande Abiodun rushed as far as to the half way to stop a counter with all his defenders across the divide but the Nnewi boys failed to take their chance in the ensuing throw in.The winner by Eguakun who came in the final quarter to replace Lukman Mohammed, was a huge relief for the Rivers fans and officials who were apprehensive of dropping points at home after loses in two successive games after their last continental outing.With the victory, coach Stanley Eguma believes his team showed great character in fighting till the end and the win will boost the confidence of the players ahead of the coming games and back into their continental campaign.Interestingly, it was Eguakun’s first game in a very long time and only second in the season.Eguma explained that the player is easily the best and most experienced in his team but that he had kept him out for long because he was battling with fitness and also fell ill on his return.Elsewhere on the evening, Niger Tornadoes goalkeeper Mustapha Aliko bemoaned the three goals he conceded against top-flight side Wikki Tourists.The Ikon Allah Boys were beaten 1-3 by the Bauchi Elephants in Sunday’s NPFL Match-day 24 clash at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Stadium (ATBS) in Bauchi.Goals off the foot of the trio of Chinedu Onyelonu, Victor Alegbe and Ahmed Usman were enough to hand the Bauchi landlords the three points at stake while Andrew Ikefe scored the consolation for the Minna outfit.Aliko said his side may have paid the costly prize for underrating their hosts based on the performance in Lokoja.“I think we truly underrated Wikki Tourists and erroneously thought they would be pushovers based on their performance in the first-fixture clash in Lokoja.“We beat them 2-0 in Lokaja after two successive draws and that encounter was our easiest match in the first term.“However, they shocked us in today’s (Sunday) clash with an improved performance that left us really stunned.“Wikki Tourists were brilliant and perfect in the first half though we rose to challenge them greatly in the second half. “It’s a bad result but we will quickly go back to plan ahead on how to reclaim the points in the next match against champions Enugu Rangers,” said the Niger Tornadoes captain and shot stopper to supersport.com.The loss at Wikki Tourists leaves Tornadoes’ total earnings at 36 points from possible 72 in the 24-week-old top-flight.NPFL(Match-day 24)Plateau Utd 5-1 GombeRemo 1-0 NasarawaMFM FC 1-0 ShootingRangers 1-0 Akwa UtdRivers Utd 2-1 IfeanyiUbahKatsina Utd 3-0 El KanemiWikki 3-1 TornadoesK’Pillars 3-1 SunshineABS FC 1-0 LobiEnyimba 2-1 Abia Warriors AFCON 2019(Qualifiers)Ghana 5-0 EthiopiaZimbabwe 3-0 LiberiaBenin 1-0 GambiaCape Verde 0-1 UgandaC’Afr Rep. 2-1 Rwanda UNDER-20 WORLD CUP(Final)England 1-0 Venezuela Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Temple hires Miami DC Manny Diaz as new coach

first_img Eight Rutgers football players indicted on credit card fraud charges, report says Another candidate considered for the position was Michigan defensive coordinator Don Brown. Diaz, who was Miami’s defensive coordinator under Mark Richt, hadn’t re-signed his contract with the Hurricanes, which prompted the earlier rumors.Local 10 News reported Wednesday that Diaz was not the Owls’ first choice. Texas A&M defensive coordinator Mike Elko was tabbed as the top pick, but he decided to return to his position with the Aggies. Related News Temple started its search for a new coach after Geoff Collins left the program to coach a Georgia Tech.With Diaz, Temple will be receiving one of the best defensive minds of 2018. Miami currently ranks second in total defense and leads the country in passing yards allowed, tackles for loss and third-down defense.It marks the first head coaching position for Diaz. He began his career as a graduate assistant at Florida State. Since then, he has served as a defensive coordinator at Middle Tennessee, Texas, Louisiana Tech and Mississippi State before snagging his current position with Miami. Temple has hired Miami defensive coordinator Manny Diaz as its new head coach, the school announced Thursday.Pete Thamel with Yahoo Sports was the first to report the hiring Wednesday.last_img read more

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