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first_img See also: The CFIA said it would investigate feeding and storage practices at the farm where the cow lived, as well as the production and source of feeds used there. Following international standards, the agency also promised to find and test cattle born on the farm within a year before or after the infected cow, as well as any offspring of the cow. The CFIA said the cause of the latest case was unknown but most likely was contaminated feed. The 6-year-old cow would have been born at least 2 years after 1997, when Canada and the United States moved to prevent the spread of BSE by banning the use of protein from cattle and other ruminants in cattle feed. “As I’ve said many times, our beef trade decisions follow internationally accepted guidelines that are based in science,” Johanns said. He added that the US would “continue to evaluate the situation.” “This detection is consistent with a low level of disease and does not indicate an increased risk of BSE in Canada,” the agency said. The case was found in a 6-year-old crossbred cow in north-central Alberta that had shown possible signs of BSE, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) said. The disease was detected through Canada’s regular BSE surveillance program. Canada’s second and third BSE cases were reported in January 2005, both in cows from Alberta. Humans who eat meat products from BSE-infected cattle are believed to be at risk for variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD), the fatal human equivalent of BSE. US Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns expressed agreement, saying in a statement that he had assured Canadian Agriculture Minister Andy Mitchell that he anticipated no changes in the rules on importation of Canadian beef and cattle.center_img Dennis Laycraft, executive vice president of the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association, said the case didn’t come as a big surprise, according to a Reuters report. “It’s obviously unwelcome, but pretty well around the world there have been what’s referred to as ‘BARB’ cattle. Those are born after the ruminant ban,” he said. It probably took time for cattle feed produced under the old rules to be cleared from the system, officials have said. “This case does support the need for Canada to continue to move towards enhancing the current feed ban,” the CFIA said. Jan 23, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – Canada today reported its fourth case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), or mad cow disease, raising concern about the possibility of another US ban on Canadian beef and cattle. The United States banned Canadian beef after the country’s first case was discovered in May 2003. In August 2003 the USDA allowed imports of boneless Canadian beef from cattle less than 30 months old. In July 2005, the border was reopened to live Canadian cattle destined for slaughter before reaching the age of 30 months. Rapid tests on samples from the infected cow initially were inconclusive, but the case was confirmed through further rapid tests and “gold standard” tests at the CFIA’s National Centre for Foreign Animal Diseases in Winnipeg, Man., the agency said. Statement by Mike Johannslast_img read more

first_imgClub person Richard McCarthy[left] receives award from club chairman Paul OGaraTir Chonaill AC NotesBundoran 10 challengeThe organising committee of the Cara Bundoran 10 report a huge entry for Saturday’s event. On-line entry closed last night – Wednesday at midnight. Only the first 1,000 entries are guaranteed goodie bags and a long sleeved technical t-shirt. Entries after the online deadline can be handed into any Cara outlet, dotted across the North West or on Friday evening/Saturday morning at the registration desk in the Magh Eine College, gymnasium. This year’s event includes in addition to the traditional 10mile a 10K, team prizes in both races, €4,000 in prizes, outstanding hospitality and goodie bags for the first 1,000 entries, chip timing for all competitors, an enjoyable family day. Proceeds from The Cara Bundoran 10 Challenge 2013 will support the work of The North West Hospice and three local chapters of the St. Vincent Paul· Last Sunday morning the following club athletes raced the in the 2nd run of the Finn Valley 5k series. Congrats and well done to Richard McCarthy M50 18.22; Brendan Hoey, SM and Donal Haughey, M55 19.26 .All three will contest the Cara 10 on Saturday.· Good luck to Daniel Gallagher U17 and Mark McGuiness Senior who contest the Irish Schools at Jordanstown next Saturday. Both qualified in recent weeks via Ulster District and Ulster finals for this prestigious event 2012 Awards eveningAt a very pleasant and enjoyable social occasion on Sunday evening last in the Abbey Hotel, Donegal Town the club recognised the numerous achievements of club members during 2012. Over one hundred members and friends attended and heard Chairman Paul O’Gara summarise a most successful year before making presentations. Paul congratulated and thanked all who represented the club during 2012. ‘From the juvenile athlete at local level, to the master athlete who ran a local 5k to those that contested National X/C and marathon to the club athletes that represented Ireland with distinction at World Junior, Europa Cup and schools International and British C/ships’ –Paul also recognised and praised ‘the numerous coaches who give so much of their time and expertise, club sponsors and in particular Cara Pharmacy, the media, and the local community support received during 2012’. Finally he thanked Martin McGowan, representing Donegal Hardware, who sponsored the awards on the night.Senior Athlete of the year – Mary McLoone, National Indoor and Outdoor Triple Jump champion 2012 and member of Irish Europa Cup teamMaster Female Athlete –Marie Rooney, winner of gold, silver and bronze medals at Nationals Indoors, finished 3rd in her category at National Masters X/C and led club team to National x/c silver medalsMaster Male Athlete – Paul Ward – ran an outstanding 9mins 40secs for 3k at the National Indoors in Athlone and won numerous category prizes on the road during 2012Coach of the year Kevin McGlynn joined the Tir Chonaill club three years ago. In addition to his successful cycling, running and tri-athlon exploits in the interim period he became involved in coaching and leading one of the clubs training/fit4life groups. Currently the group numbers over forty and train on Tuesday and Saturday mornings. Many of Kevin’s group have successfully ran their first race, conquered 5k,10k, half marathon and marathon distances. His positive and fun filled approach to the sport has left all fortunate enough to know him looking forward to group led sessions and accepting new challengesClub person of the yearRichard McCarthy is involved in every area of the club. He is a Nationally ranked Master athlete, he coaches middle distance and S&C groups weekly throughout the year. The new club facility in Donegal Town was planned, designed and its construction overseen by Richard. The Tir Chonaill club has its high standing in the community thanks to members like Richard McCarthy.Juvenile Awards Overall Male –Karl Griffin – 17 year old Karl qualified and represented Ireland in the World Juniors in Barcelona; smashed the national U18 -800m record -1.49.63, finished 2nd in the Irish Senior Indoors at the Odyssey, Belfast and won numerous National titles during 2012.Overall Female – Kate McGowan – 15 year old Kate smashed the Celtic U16 80 Hurdles record in Aberdeen, finished 2nd in the British U17 80m Hurdles at Bedford and won a host of Indoor and outdoor titles within Ireland. She was also a member of successful and record breaking club and schools relay teams at National level.SprintsFemale – 16 years old Kelly Mc Grory,in the demanding U17 300m Hurdles finished 2nd in the British c/ships at Bedford in late August, 3rd in the International schools in London in July plus a number of Indoor/Outdoor National titles in 60m,100m,100m H, 200m and 300m H.Male –15 year old Christopher O’Loughlan, impressed at provincial level and qualified for National finals in b sprints and hurdles.ThrowsFemale – 14 years old Chloe Masterson in the technical hammer event was successful in Ulster clubs and schools and finished an excellent 5th at the Irish c/ships in TullamoreMale – 12 years old Mark Campbell continues to improve and finished in top three at Ulster Indoors and outdoors and top six at National level.JumpsFemale 16years old Emma Brady, won the National U17 triple jump title and was a member of successful school and club relay teamsMale 18 years old Chritopher Doherty , has progressed successfully through the various age groups within the club and won the National title in the Pole Vault in his age group.Middle DistanceFemale -15years old Sarah Timoney, a member of the clubs race walking group, had numerous outstanding performances at Ulster club and schools levels and finished 4th in the Nationals in TullamoreMale 17 years old Mark McGuiness, lowered his times in the 1,500m and 3,000m as the year unfolded and was a silver medal winner in the later at the National c/ships with a best of 9mins 8.6secs.Special awards were also made to athletes that represented the club with distinction in Ulster and All Ireland competitions.Kevin Mc Glynn receives awardMaster Athlete female -Marie Rooney receives awardMaster athlete –male –Paul Ward receives awardOverall Boy Karl Griffin receives awardOverall Girl –Kate McGowan receives awardSprint Girl –Kelly Mc Grory receives awardEndurance Boy Mark McGuiness receives awardEndurance Girl – Sarah Timoney receives awardNational Medal Winner Katie HoadNational Medal Winner Eva McMullanNational Medal Winner Hannah CampbellNational Medal Winner Caolan O’CallaghanATHLETICS: EAMON HARVEY’S TIR CHONAILL AC NEWS – AWARDS NIGHT PICTURE SPECIAL was last modified: March 5th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:ATHLETICS: EAMON HARVEY’S TIR CHONAILL AC NEWS – AWARDS NIGHT PICTURE SPECIALlast_img read more

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