Traces of Bute Found in UK Horsemeat

first_imgMore from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business. SIGN UP We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. Email* Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! After three horse carcasses, of six recently flagged for testing in the UK as the result of the European horsemeat scandal, tested positive for trace amounts of phenylbutazone (bute), British Food Standards Agency testing protocols have been changed. From now on, horsemeat can only be shipped out of abattoirs after it has been proven to be clear of bute.While bute is said to be carcinogenic if ingested by humans, French Agriculture Minister Stephane Le Foll, has stated that the low levels of the drug found in these carcasses does not pose a health risk.The tainted meat was obtained from horses legally slaughtered in Britain.Meanwhile, in Sweden, horsemeat has made its way into IKEA’s frozen Swedish meatballs. Reports indicate that the meatballs have been sold in 13 European countries. Canada is not affected as the meatballs sold in Canada are produced in the US. It is a situation isolated to one Swedish supplier.Since the discovery, IKEA has managed to prevent more than 700kg of the product from entering the retail system and all tainted product has been removed from store shelves.Horse-Canada.com has been following this story. Click here for background information. Tags: Phenylbutazone, horsemeat, bute, IKEA, Horse Sport Enewslast_img read more

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Arctic outbreak on the way for most of eastern US

first_imgABC News(NEW YORK) — The coldest air of the season is moving into the Midwest starting Wednesday and lasting into this weekend.The coldest wind chills will be Saturday morning when some areas in the upper Midwest will be near zero.With the cold, a few storm systems moving through will bring the first accumulating snow of the season to a lot of areas from the Midwest into the Northeast.The heaviest snowfall will be near the Great Lakes, New England and into the Rockies and the western Plains, where some areas could see up to a half a foot of snow.Yet another cold blast is coming next week, which could possibly penetrate further south into the Gulf Coast.Wind chills along the Gulf Coast by the middle of next week could be near freezing, including in New Orleans and Tallahassee, Florida. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Paris HC on the verge of signing Fahrudin Melic?

first_imgShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsHandnews.fr reports that PSG Handball are close to signing the experienced winger from Gorenje Velenje, the 28-year old Fahrudin Melic, which is having a notable Champions League season this year, at the moment being on the 5th place on the top scorers list. The Montenegrin international is to join from the next season and would sign a few years contract.Gorenje already lost Marko Bezjak for the next season who will be joining SC Magdeburg, while Gaber and Dolenec are moving to Montpellier.source: handnews.fr Recommended for you Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. 1 Comment ShareTweetShareShareEmail perice23 8. December 2012. at 14:44 RED ALARM IN PARIS: Sparkling Meshkov Brest upset PSG!center_img Thierry Omeyer replaces Martini as new General Manager of PSG 1 Comment Zaka rabijo Melića, če majo Abaloja. Simonet saves point for Montpellier against Nantes Related Items:bezjak, dolenec, gaber, Gorenje, Magdeburg, melic, Montpellier, Montpellier handball, paris hc, paris saint germain, PSGlast_img read more

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Ras XiX Prepares for Debut Album Release

first_imgRas XiX is a brilliant and passionate artist from Los Angeles and Singapore who has just recently relocated to Austin, Texas to gain more listeners and fans of his progressive rock and acoustic music. Ras XiX will be releasing his self-titled feull length album come early May, with plans to hit the ears of many different music genres listeners, ranging from those who enjoy rock, acoustic, world and even electronic music.Ras XiX’s music is different and eclectic – rock music with a mix of worldly sounds and electronic beats. It is certainly something that is unique and out of this world, and definitely worth a listen. Ras XiX has travelled around the world in search to put more diversity into his music, which he has done extremely well.After listening to some of the work Ras XiX has produced, some recommended songs for listeners are “New Religion”, “Nora 5” and “Weightless You”, which can all be heard on Ras XiX’s Soundcloud below!On May 1st, Ras XiX’s self-titled album release will be available for all to hear. For those who are fans of the soothing sounds of Jeff Buckley and Jack Johnson, look no further, for Ras XiX has something similar to deliver to your ears. Even those who are fans of Taking Back Sunday, Incubus and Red Hot Chili Peppers are sure to take a liking to his musical work.For more information, news and upcoming tour date announcements from Ras XiX, be sure to visit www.rasxix.com – the artist plans on promoting his debut album release with some upcoming performances, so stay tuned for more to come from this wordly talented musician and songwriter.– Amanda Cowanlast_img read more

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Custer, Dillon meet with NASCAR officials after Phoenix incident

first_imgAnd he added with a slight smile, “I’ve been in the NASCAR hauler before. It’s not a new thing.” BUY TICKETS: See the races at Auto Club FONTANA, Calif. — A week after an on-track run-in with Austin Dillon, NASCAR XFINITY Series rookie Cole Custer, 19, maintained the two had found a version of racing Kumbaya. The two drivers met with NASCAR officials early Friday morning at Auto Club Speedway, spoke their minds and shook hands, both ready to move on and race. NASCAR did not feel Dillon’s retaliatory move warranted a penalty this week, instead calling the two drivers in for a meeting and detente. The Ladera Ranch, California, native has two top-11 finishes in four XFINITY races this year driving the No. 00 Haas Automation Ford for Stewart-Haas Racing and appeared eager to put the Phoenix incident behind him as he prepared to race at his “home” track Saturday. “Cost us and the 2 (Dillon) a good finish, 100 percent my fault. Happy with how much better we got our car, pretty good there at the end,” Custer tweeted earlier in the week before meeting up with Dillon at Auto Club. “I probably got in a half-car length too deep. … Took him out and it was a mistake and I wish I didn’t do it. I didn’t have much anxiety (going into NASCAR meeting with Dillon) because I didn’t think we were on bad terms. I wasn’t too nervous. It went fairly well.” “I’m really excited. I’ve never raced here, just excited to get on track,” Custer said. “We’ve had some pretty solid finishes, had good enough cars for top-10. Hopefully we can start out the weekend good. Mostly, Custer is looking forward to his “home track” racing debut. WATCH: Custer sends Dillon into wall, Dillon bumps back “A lot of things translate from track to track. We’re looking forward to seeing what we have unloading here. We should be pretty good. I’m confident. It’s just me getting used to the track since I’ve never been here before.” Custer acknowledged he mistakenly hit Dillon, 26, last week during the Phoenix race, which resulted in on-track retaliation by Dillon. “I got into the corner way too deep,” Custer acknowledged. “It was a mistake and I wish I didn’t do it.last_img read more

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The Action Network: Best bet for New Hampshire

first_imgThe Action Network specializes in providing sports betting insights/analytics and is a content partner with NASCAR. Check out more NASCAR betting analysis here.NASCAR makes its way to New England for the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS). This marks the fourth race of the Cup Series season at a short, flat track.NHMS is a 1-mile oval with two straights followed by two 180-degree turns, with banking that slightly varies from two to seven degrees.The factors that are statistically significant in my model this weekend are:Long-run practice speedQualifying positionOverall flat track performanceNew Hampshire performanceI’ll also give a special nod to performance at NHMS from 2013-2015 for longer-tenured drivers, because those years featured higher downforce levels than the 2016-2018 seasons.RELATED: The Action Network’s Props Challenge advice | Updated odds for New HampshireIt’s often tough betting favorites in NASCAR, and this weekend is no exception. I’m not thrilled with the odds currently posted across the industry for the top-five favorites.As a result, I have only one longer-shot outright bet to win. I may post more bets to win, or some top-three,-five, and -10 futures to this piece as more books release lines Sunday morning.*All odds as of 10:30 p.m. ET on Saturday. A quick explainer on the odds below: A $10 wager on +2500 would profit $250.Kyle Larson +2500Larson will be moving to a backup car after an incident in practice, which is the primary reason for his long odds. However, in 2017 Larson started dead last in 39th, and finished in second in the first of two New Hampshire races that year.NHMS is also a good track for Larson. He has four top-three finishes at NHMS in nine career Cup Series starts at NHMS, including a third and second in 2014 when the aero package most closely resembled this year’s rule set.If his backup car races as well as his primary, then practice was encouraging for the 26-year old. He was sixth in 10-lap average, but improved to second over 15 consecutive laps, leapfrogging superstars Kyle Busch, Brad Keselowski, Martin Truex Jr., and Kevin Harvick as the lap counter increased.Larson is available at William Hill at this price, but you can find lines close to this across the industry. I’d bet Larson down to +2000.Additionally, keep an eye out for top-three and top-five bets on Larson. These will have a better chance of hitting. I’ll update this section if one of these types of bets presents enough value.last_img read more

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Three Dead In Kentucky Train, SUV Crash

first_imgHOPKINSVILLE, Ky. – Three men were killed when a train struck an SUV crossing railroad tracks in Pembroke.One other man was airlifted in critical condition to Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville.The crash occurred around 6:15 Sunday evening. The train knocked the SUV far off the road, causing it to flip onto its top.Christian County Rescue Chief Randy Graham told the Kentucky New Era that Loman Owen III was semiconscious inside the vehicle when medical workers reached him. The 42-year-old Hopkinsville man started going into shock when the helicopter arrived. He couldn’t say whether he’d been the driver or a passenger.The three other victims were all thrown from the vehicle. They were 23-year-old Loman Owen IV and 40-year-old Michael Williams – both of Hopkinsville – and 45-year-old Philllip McGregor of Pembroke.___Information from: Kentucky New Era, http://www.kentuckynewera.comlast_img read more

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Lake Havasu

first_imgFor more information, contact the Lake Havasu Convention & Visitors Bureau at 800-242-8278 or visit www.golakehavasu.com. Just 160 miles north of Yuma, Lake Havasu City, Ariz., is fast gaining a reputation among travelers as the vacation destination in the Southwest. In today’s economy, more and more travelers are searching for alternatives to stretch vacation dollars. Lake Havasu appeals to vacationers from all over the country, offering year-round sunshine, golf courses, water and desert recreation, a variety of hotel/condo-style accommodations, modern RV parks, and of course, the world-famous London Bridge.Unique shops, boutiques, discount centers, cultural and night life diversity, and restaurants that appeal to everyone from the gourmet diner to the budget-conscious family add to Lake Havasu’s appeal. Endless days of sunshine, clear blue skies and spectacular sunsets turn the rugged mountain skyline into flaming red and orange.last_img read more

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2012 Surly Products: Fat Tires, Really Fat tires, and the bikes they go…

first_imgSo that the Troll doesn’t feel all alone, Surly has made it a friend in the Ogre. In Surly’s worlds “It’s the 29er that does everything. Racks, fenders, trailers, Rohloff, disc brakes, v-brakes, it will all work.” In my words, it’s the swiss army knife of bikes. The Ogre will come in the standard size range, along with a +1 for giant people (24″ super sized frameset). The frame comes in medium green, should drop sometime in mid-December, and while MSRP has not been set, Surly is guessing it will run close to $495ish.The Troll has been dressed up and is ready for his public debut. The parts list is not available currently, but Surly assures us that, “They’re smart. They’re the parts we ride and they make sense in a world of increasing confusion.” Agent Orange is still the color of choice (orange bikes are the best!), and this full build should show up in early October. MSRP is set at $1399.Now, on to the hardware. As mentioned above, Surly is rocking some new rims. The Clownshoe rim is a 100mm rim, single wall construction, and uses a 64 hole spoke pattern for both offset, and non-offset builds. It comes in anodized black, weights in at 960 grams, should be out by the end of the year, and cost you $200. There is a cheaper, non-holy, heavier version planned as well for those on a budget.The Large Marge has a new sister in the Marge Lite. It’s a single walled perforated rim that comes in at 690 grams. It has a 64 hole pattern, comes in anodized black, and come this October it will be available for $145.The MWOD is here to help with the issue of chain rub on those massively oversized tires. It runs the existing Mr. Whirly arms, but drops the big ring and moves the middle ring to its place. The granny ring now sits where the middle ring was. In addition to the ring re-arrangement, the spindle is now longer than the standard Pugsley version. The rings are of Surly’s own design and nothing else will work with the crankset. It comes in a 20/32 or 22/36 tooth option, black is the color, and $310 will net you one come the end of September. If you already have a Mr. Whirly, and want to try out the ring set, $65 can make that happen.OK, now that you have more rim choices, and a crankset that will keep that chain out of the way of that fat tire, what tires are you going to use? First up is the new Black Floyd. This 26″ x 3.8″ is a slick tire that is best paired with the Large Marge rim. It comes in 120tpi for $120 or 27tpi for $90, and according to Surly it is “tire colored.” See them at your local shop as early as this month.If you think Floyd is a jerk for not having any tread, check out his friend Nate. Nate is nobby. The rest of the details are the same as the Black Floyd.Floyd and Nate’s uncle is showing up to the party as well. Big Fat Larry is here and meant to run on the Clownshoe 100mm rim. Larry is a 26″ x 4.7″ 120tpi tire and costs $140. Availability is set for “like very soon.”In other news, Surly made a few updates. The Pacer road frame now has true clearance for 32c tires (28c with fenders), but at the cost of running short reach brakes. Standard reach (47mm – 57mm) brakes are the option now. The classic Long Haul Trucker has a new disc brake option. Surly will be making two LHT’s now. One canti only, and one disc only. The LHT also gets the supersized option, coming in at 64cm. Expect the updates to show up in February (I know what I want for my birthday!) with an unknown MSRP at this time. And last but not least the Karate Monkey 29er has been ever so slightly tweaked. It has lost the cantilever studs, and gained thinner walled tubing for the fork. The new version comes in mid-December for $475 (frameset) or $1120 (complete build). Surly, purveyors of fine steel frames and fat tires, have dropped their new products pre euro/interbike via their blog. They have everything from refined versions of the old, new complete bike builds, new frames, and updated parts.Now that NASA is no more, Surly has decided to sell this to the general public instead. Behold the fat tired Moonlander. It runs 26″ x 4.7″ tires on 135mm spaced hubs on Surly’s new 100mm Clownshoe rims. The Mr. Whirly Offset Double (MWOD) cranks with longer spindle is required for this frame. You can expect the frameset in late September for $700, and the complete build to follow in mid-December for $2350.Click through for the rest of the Surly 2012 lineup.last_img read more

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A steady presence in city’s top seat since 1997, Leawood Mayor Peggy Dunn files for reelection

first_imgLeawood Mayor Peggy Dunn has filed for reelection.Peggy Dunn, the city’s top elected official for 22 years, has filed for reelection as Leawood mayor.Dunn came to the governing body in 1993 and served two two-year terms on the city council before being elected mayor in 1997. She’s been reelected five times since. (The city gradually transitioned from two year terms to three year terms to the current four year terms, so her elections have come at irregular intervals).Over her more than two decades in office, Dunn has overseen explosive growth in the city. Town Center Plaza on 119th Street had just opened the year before she took office as mayor. Since then, Leawood has seen substantial expansion not only in its commercial base, but also in population and residential development.“It has been a historic time of growth for the city,” Dunn said. “And it’s been very enjoyable to serve during a period of such rapid growth. I really do consider it a privilege and an honor.”As the city heads into its eighth decade, though, Dunn said there will be a focus not only on continued growth — there are still sizable portions of 135th Street that are to be developed under the 135th Street Community Plan, for example — but on reinvestment in the city’s original northern neighborhoods.“Leawood is 71 years old, now,” she said, “and so you’re starting to see the need to reinvest in some of our aging shopping centers. Hopefully that’s what we’ll be seeing soon with Ranch Mart North.”In other Leawood filing news, city council incumbents Andrew Osman, Ward 1; Jim Rawlings, Ward 2; and James Azeltine, Ward 4, have all filed for reelection as well. No other candidates are listed as having filed to run for office in Leawood on the Johnson County Election Office’s website at this time.last_img read more

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