Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Defensive back Justin Bethel, from tiny Presbyterian College, stands 6-feet tall. That makes the top of those boxes roughly 60 inches off the ground, give or take.
The United States Department of Agriculture confirmed Tuesday that it found a case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in a dairy cow from central California. The infected cow was found as part of a "targeted surveillance system," says John Clifford, the USDA's chief veterinary officer. This is the nation's fourth confirmed case of the ailment commonly known as mad cow disease, which can be fatal to humans who eat parts of the animal infected. "The animal was never presented for slaughter for human consumption, so it at no time presented a risk to the food supply or human health. Additionally, milk does not transmit BSE," Clifford said. The cow was found at a "rendering plant," which takes sickly or discarded animal meat and recycles it into inedible products. The animal tested positive for atypical BSE, a very rare form of the disease not generally associated with an animal consuming infected feed. The USDA in collaborating with international animal labs and U.S. public health officials to determine the origins of the case. It does not expect the finding to affect U.S. trade in beef. Earlier rumors sent live cattle futures plummeting on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange as the result of a mass sell-off, reported Reuters. Worldwide cases of BSE peaked in 1992 with 37,311 confirmed cases. In 2011, there were 29 cases. This is attributable primarily to the use of feed bans, according to the USDA. by Pueng Vong
Friday, April 20, 2012
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
As my alarm clock rang out, I opened my eyes with a slight sense of urgency. Hoping I wasnt running late, I slid out of bed as I went to stand I fell (pretty hard). I went to stand again only to see the same results, it was pretty aparent my leg was still asleep. I sat down feeling jealous of my lazy limb. Leg. (march 23)