Officials search for source of contamination in raw turkey

first_imgWashington D.C. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service is continuing to work with its federal partners to monitor a SalmonellaReading outbreak that may be associated with raw turkey products.At this time, the agency has not identified a single source for this outbreak.  FSIS reminds consumers to wash their hands thoroughly after handling any raw meat and poultry products, cook these products to the safe recommended temperature, and use a food thermometer. Please refer to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website for information regarding the outbreak and additional advice to consumers.last_img read more

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Martinez ducks ‘media war’ over duo

first_imgEverton manager Roberto Martinez is refusing to get involved in a war of words with predecessor David Moyes over the futures of Leighton Baines and Marouane Fellaini. Moyes, now manager at Manchester United, has suggested the careers of the pair could be damaged if they are not allowed to move to Old Trafford. Everton this week rejected a joint £28million bid for left-back Baines and midfielder Fellaini as “derisory and insulting”. “I don’t think it is the time to talk about the window when you have just played a game and we have another game around the corner. I am not going to go along with the circus the transfer window can become.” Martinez certainly had no concerns about playing Baines and Fellaini against the Baggies. Both performed well and Fellaini went the closest to scoring with a late shot that hit the post. Martinez said: “They are true professionals. They are true ambassadors of Everton and they have been here for a long time and they know how to perform and give everything they have.” Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard also praised the professionalism of Baines and Fellaini and is keen for them to stay on Merseyside. The American, himself a former United player, said: “It is entertaining. You look around at all the managers (saying) who is for sale, who is not for sale, then there is a fire sale at the end, all the big names. “It entertains me who is going to Real Madrid, who is going to Chelsea, who is going to Man Utd. “There is nothing we can do about it. What I will say is that Felli and Baines have been brilliant. “Other clubs have got some idiots who don’t turn up to training or train with the reserves. These guys (Fellaini and Baines) train so hard, they are out there working as hard as anyone else. “What goes on in the boardroom is not down to me. “Of course I want them to stay. They have been brilliant for us. “Hopefully that will last a long time but guys a lot smarter than me are making those decisions, so I don’t know.” Martinez, speaking after his side’s goalless draw with West Brom in the Barclays Premier League, said: “I think my comment is quite clear. “If managers start talking about players who are registered at other clubs, that is the end of the whole thing. I think everyone should look after their own things internally. “I am sure they have got many issues in the same manner and I could easily come out and give my opinions about these players but I will be more respectful than that. “Everyone has got a price (but) when you invest money in a player and five years later you get offered the same money after performing really well, that becomes a little bit of a nonsense. “The last thing I want is to get into a media war with a manager I really respect.” Baines joined the Toffees from Wigan for £6million in 2007 with Fellaini arriving from Standard Liege for £15million the following year. Everton are now bracing themselves for an improved offer from United for the pair but Martinez is determined to keep them and insists there is no set price where they will begin talks. He said: “No, no. Remember that the position we have got is we don’t want to sell, so then you haven’t got a figure. Press Associationlast_img read more

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Sixth Annual Courts Pee-Wee Football launched

first_img… Tournament expanded to 32 teamsTHE calls for the expansion of the Petra-organised COURTS Pee-Wee/Banks Malta Supreme Under-11 football tournament were heard and employed when the sixth edition was launched yesterday.The tournament, set to begin on September 30, will see 32 teams compete in groups of six for the coveted trophy.The top two teams from each group after the round-robin stage will advance to the round of 16.According to co-Director of the Petra organisation, Troy Mendonca, the body is happy to be associated with the tournament throughout every tier of schools football.“We are trying to spread our wings with our sponsors to try to include as many places as possible, and try to do the tournament countrywide,” he stated.This hearted the corporate sponsor, Courts Guyana Inc., which plugged $4.1M into the sixth edition, according to Chief Financial Officer, Neil Boucher.Marketing Director Pernell Cummings stated that the tournament has brought to the fore several players who are now regular features of various national teams.“This tournament over the years has produced many footballers, and recently we saw Messi (Martin King), who about two years ago was exciting on the field, go to Barcelona for a camp there.”Banks DIH Malta Supreme brand manager Clayton McKenzie stated that the company is always pleased to support grassroots football as it is essential in promoting sport development.GFF president Wayne Forde also lauded the expansion initiative saying that “the GFF cannot singe-handedly develop football. We call on our stakeholders and members to do this. The expansion of the tournament speaks to Petra and others pushing boundaries.Making brief remarks was Nicholas Fraser, Head of Department of Physical Education.Defending champions St Agnes Primary join Marian Academy, New Comenius, West Ruimveldt, St Margaret’s, Tucville, South Ruimveldt, North Georgetown, Ketley, St Gabriel’s, F.E. Pollard, Enterprise, St Pius, Sophia, Winfer Gardens, Smith Memorial, East La Penitence, St Angela’s, St Ambrose, St Stephen’s, Stella Maris, J.E. Burnham, School of the Nations and Rama Krishna.The remaining eight schools will be named shortly before the seven-week tournament begins.last_img read more

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AUDIO: Omagbemi Overwhelmed With Nomination For The Best FIFA Football Awards

first_imgFormer Nigerian women’s national team coach, Florence Omagbemi could not hide her excitement while speaking to busybuddiesng.com on her recent nomination for The Best FIFA Women’s Coach 2017 award.Taking the period of 20 November 2016 to 6 August 2017 into account, Omagbemi is one of ten head coaches that have been shortlisted by a panel of women’s football experts which includes; Mia Hamm (USA), Maia Jackman (New Zealand), Nadine Kessler (Germany), Jacqueline Shipanga (Namibia) Sissi (Brazil), and Sun Wen (China).“I want to give God the glory for all. For me being nominated as one of the best coaches on the FIFA ranking, I want to say God… in short, I don’t even know how to put words together (right now).“But working with the Nigeria Football Federation, with the Falcons and the U-20 and with my contribution so far, during my playing days and all, all I can say is just thank you Lord for the opportunity and I will continue to work harder,” Omagbemi told busybuddiesng.com from her base in the USAThe 42-year-old led the Super Falcons to an unprecedented eighth African title at the Africa Women’s Cup of Nations in Cameroon last December, beating the hosts 1-0 in the final as she became the first person to win the title as a player and as a coach.“And I want to still thank the players of the Falcons because with what we all did, it’s a joint effort. What we all did in Cameroon. I want to give glory to the players, the Federation, even the media and the fans for their support so far. I will continue to work harder with this nomination,” the former Super Falcons captain concluded.Audio Playerhttps://www.busybuddiesng.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Omagbemi-Aug-19.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Relatedlast_img read more

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