Turkey blamed in South Carolina Salmonella outbreak

first_imgJun 3, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – South Carolina officials announced today that contaminated turkey is probably the main culprit in a restaurant-related outbreak of Salmonella infections that has sickened more than 300 people and caused one death.The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) reports there have been 304 confirmed and suspected cases, including 56 hospital admissions and one death, among people who ate at the Old South restaurant in Camden, S.C., between May 19 and 22. The State newspaper in Columbia, S.C., has called the episode the largest foodborne illness outbreak in recent state history.”Results of the epidemiological investigation, which included interviews of both ill and non-ill patrons, found turkey to be significantly associated with illness,” State Epidemiologist Jerry Gibson, MD, stated in a news release. “But smaller contributions of other food items cannot be ruled out, possibly due to cross-contamination during cooking or serving.”Gibson further said, “It is likely that turkey was the vehicle, with preparation and handling practices possibly contributing to illness.”State investigators found some equipment at the restaurant that was not working properly, which may have led to undercooking of food, the DHEC said. The statement said the investigation turned up “several factors that may have contributed to the large number of cases,” but it did not specify anything other than the faulty equipment.Officials said 20 specimens from people who fell ill after eating at the restaurant have tested positive for Salmonella enterica serotype enteritidis, one of the most common strains identified in foodborne outbreaks.The Kershaw County coroner has attributed one death in the outbreak to sepsis related to salmonellosis, the DHEC said. The State identified the victim as James Arledge, 58, of Lugoff, S.C.The restaurant has been cooperative with the DHEC during the investigation, and the owners are discussing training opportunities for the staff, Sandra Craig, director of the DHEC’s division of food protection, said in the news release.In a May 28 report in the State, DHEC spokesman Thom Berry was quoted as saying that South Carolina has fewer than 90 inspectors to cover 17,000 food-service businesses.The DHEC said it is continuing to search for sources of contamination in the outbreak.See also:South Carolina DHEC news releasehttp://www.scdhec.net/news/releases/2005/200505/Camden%20Updates/nr06CamdenUp0305.htmlast_img read more

Bushland reserve behind beautiful home’s sale

first_img16 Grandis Court Cashmere sold before its first open home.Behind the suburban sprawl of Eatons Hill and Warner sits Greenwood Estate in Cashmere, where large blocks and contemporary homes are the norm.The home at 6 Grandis Court, Cashmere, took full advantage of the tranquil setting to achieve a price of $713,000 on June 29.Belle Property Cashmere sales consultant, Liam West, said the buyer didn’t waste any time.“It sold basically in 36 hours,” Mr West said.“We listed it on a Thursday and by Friday night (the buyer’s) girlfriend actually came through and looked and Skyped … We pretty much put it under contract before the first open home.”More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019The home had an open-plan design with five-bedroom, two-bathroom accommodation on a 1250sq m block.Mr West said the property was a tranquil, private retreat in large part because of the bushland reserve to the rear.“Built about 2007, it has a beautiful backdrop and it’s whisper quiet. It’s very functional with great entertaining space,” he said.“Where the kitchen/dining/lounge was, it all opened up on to the rear deck. “You couldn’t see your neighbours from the deck or basically anywhere in the home.”Mr West said the market had been a bit slower this year but listing numbers had tightened and demand was starting to ratchet up prices.“We are finding it’s slowly coming back to a decent level,” he said.last_img read more

NBA trade rumors: Kevin Love is available, so which teams could target Cavs star?

first_imgThe Cavaliers are ready to listen to offers for Kevin Love, sources tell @wojespn.Here’s Woj on the trade market for Love: pic.twitter.com/M5BprMtAkG— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) December 7, 2019TRADE RUMORS: Raptors interested in Cavs’ Tristan ThompsonLove has found himself at the center of trade rumors nearly every season since he was traded from the Timberwolves to the Cavs in 2014, yet he somehow outlasted Kyrie Irving and LeBron James, the other members of Cleveland’s championship “Big Three.” With the Cavs in the middle of a major rebuild, it makes sense that he would finally be thrown into a deal, allowing the organization to gather assets for the future.There are hurdles, of course. Love has three years and approximately $90 million remaining on his contract beyond 2019-20, creating significant salary-matching problems. He also has an alarming injury history, so contenders may be hesitant to send back draft picks or promising prospects.It’s a strange situation because the Cavs could argue Love is a valuable complementary piece for a team (17.0 points, 10.1 rebounds, 37.4 percent on 3-pointers from 2014-19), while a trade suitor could say it is helping Cleveland by taking his money onto its books. Knowing that issue is at the center of trade talks, here’s a breakdown of possible destinations for Love. (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/62/fb/jaylen-brown-kevin-love-getty-120919-ftrjpg_r4h2pz0qi5yiz1dcwhwwbydi.jpg?t=-335471970&w=500&quality=80 Kevin Love to the Celtics?Love would be an offensive upgrade over Daniel Theis, Enes Kanter, Robert Williams, Semi Ojeleye and Grant Williams in the frontcourt. His shooting and passing would fit well with Brad Stevens’ egalitarian system, and using Love as the screener in the pick-and-pop with Kemba Walker would be a nightmare for opposing defenses.This one can be ruled out pretty quickly, though. Boston’s two huge contracts (Walker and Gordon Hayward at over $32 million each) aren’t going anywhere, and every other player is under $13 million. Marcus Smart holds the only middle-of-the-road deal ($12.5 million), and he’s been integral to the team’s success. Plus, the Celtics aren’t exactly struggling with the fourth-best winning percentage in the Eastern Conference through the first quarter of the season, and Gordon Hayward just returned from injury.The Celtics are always floating around the trade rumor mill, but this feels like a reach.Kevin Love to the Heat?Similar to Boston, the Heat would gladly slide Love into their power forward spot. Imagine Love as a better version of Meyers Leonard next to Bam Adebayo in the starting lineup. Miami also possesses a number of contracts (Goran Dragic, James Johnson, Justise Winslow, Kelly Olynyk) that could be used to match Love’s number.Here’s the thing: Would the Heat eliminate the potential opportunity to use 2021 cap space on a marquee free agent? Remember, Love isn’t on an expiring deal — he is signed through the 2022-23 season. Does he put the Heat over the top right now?Miami is doing fine with its current group, not far behind Milwaukee in the standings. Heat president Pat Riley could be aggressive ahead of the February trade deadline, but chasing Love seems short-sighted.Kevin Love to the Jazz?The Jazz have been pretty disappointing through 20-plus games following the offseason additions of Mike Conley and Bojan Bogdanovic. Utah is sputtering in the scoring department with a bottom-10 offensive rating, so Love would provide a boost on that end. With reigning Defensive Player of the Year Rudy Gobert lurking near the basket, Love wouldn’t be as much of a defensive liability.It’s too early for the Jazz to panic — they are in playoff position despite their struggles — but this is a team worth monitoring as the deadline approaches. If Utah slides a little too close toward the eighth seed, could the front office consider building a package around Dante Exum and a draft pick?Kevin Love to the Suns?This is a sneaky-good spot for Love. After nearly a full decade of basketball without a postseason appearance, the Suns are right in the thick of the race for one of the final playoff spots in the Western Conference. Ricky Rubio (reunited from the Timberwolves days!), Devin Booker, Kelly Oubre, Love and Deandre Ayton (or the suddenly spectacular Aron Baynes) — there would be some defensive breakdowns on the back end, but that’s a strong starting five on a nightly basis.Tyler Johnson’s expiring contract ($19.2 million) makes the math less difficult, but would Phoenix be forced to relinquish a youngster like Mikal Bridges in order to push a deal through? Maybe put a draft asset on the table, and Cavs general manager Koby Altman would at least pick up the phone.Kevin Love to the Trail Blazers?Love will always be attached to the Trail Blazers because he grew up in Lake Oswego, Ore., and he is exactly the kind of stretch-4 that Portland has been lacking for years. Love’s presence as a spot-up shooter and screener would create more opportunities for ball-dominant guards Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum, and Hassan Whiteside (or Jusuf Nurkic when healthy) could operate as a rim protector behind Love. (That would require Whiteside being consistently engaged, which… yeah, can’t bank on that.) The Cavaliers were reportedly resistant to the idea of moving star forward Kevin Love amid the free agency chaos of this past summer. It appears their stance has changed.Cleveland is now willing to listen to trade offers for Love, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The team is preparing for the market to expand on Dec. 15, the day when players who signed contracts during the offseason are eligible to be traded. Portland could start with Kent Bazemore’s expiring deal ($19.2 million) and fill in the salary from there. Anfernee Simons is probably unavailable, but it’s not a huge stretch to put together a trade to boost the Blazers’ playoff chances this season. The real problems would arrive down the road.The Blazers would be locked into the Lillard-McCollum-Love trio through 2023 with little room to improve. Next year alone those players would cost more than $90 million. That doesn’t have the look of a championship-caliber squad, even in a post-Warriors universe.This could come down to Portland’s level of desperation.last_img read more

ACC football schedule for 2020, dates for every conference game

first_imgThe Irish will play 10 ACC conference games like every other school in the conference this season. The ACC adopted a plus-one model, which will allow for one game against an opponent from a different conference. The Irish will split television revenue with the other 15 schools, and that includes the money generated from Notre Dame’s TV deal with NBC.  The conference announced that the first games will take place the week of Sept. 7-12, and the 11-game schedule will span a 13-week period with two weeks. The ACC also will play as just one division, and the top two teams by winning percentage will play in the ACC championship game on either Dec. 12 or Dec. 19 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte. Here is a look at each school’s conference home-and-away opponents for 2020: MORE: Exploring Notre Dame’s schedule in a conference-only season2020 ACC week-by-week scheduleSept. 10 UAB at Miami Sept. 12Clemson at Wake Forest Duke at Notre Dame Georgia Tech at Florida StateWestern Kentucky at LouisvilleSyracuse at North Carolina  N.C. State at Virginia Tech VMI at Virginia Bench: Boston College, PittSept. 19 Boston College at Duke Samford at Florida State UCF at Georgia Tech Miami at Louisville N.C. State at Wake Forest Virginia at Virginia Tech Syracuse at Pitt Charlotte at North CarolinaTBD: Clemson, Notre Dame Sept. 26Florida State at Miami Georgia Tech at Syracuse Louisville at Pitt Notre Dame at Wake Forest Byes: Boston College, Clemson, Duke, North Carolina, N.C. State, Virginia, Virginia Tech Oct. 3 North Carolina at Boston College Virginia at Clemson Virginia Tech at Duke N.C. State at Pitt Byes: Florida State, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Miami, Notre Dame, Syracuse, Virginia Tech Oct. 9 Georgia Tech at Louisville Oct. 10 Pitt at Boston College Miami at Clemson Duke at Syracuse Florida State at Notre Dame N.C. State at Virginia Virginia Tech at North Carolina Oct. 17 Boston College at Virginia Tech Clemson at Georgia Tech Duke at N.C. State North Carolina at Florida State Louisville at Notre Dame Pitt at Miami Virginia Tech at Wake Forest Liberty at Syracuse Oct. 24Georgia Tech at Boston CollegeSyracuse at Clemson Florida State at Louisville Notre Dame at Pitt N.C. State at North Carolina Virginia at Miami Virginia Tech at Wake Forest Byes: DukeOct. 31Charlotte vs. Duke Boston College at Clemson Notre Dame at Georgia Tech Virginia Tech at Louisville North Carolina at Virginia Syracuse at Wake Forest Byes: Florida State, Miami, N.C. State, Pitt  Nov. 6 Miami at N.C. State Nov. 7 Boston College at Syracuse Clemson at Notre Dame North Carolina at Duke Florida State at Pitt Louisville at VirginiaLiberty at Virginia Tech Byes: Georgia Tech, Wake Forest Nov. 14Notre Dame at Boston College Duke at Virginia Florida State at N.C. State Georgia Tech at Pitt Wake Forest at North Carolina Miami at Virginia Tech Byes: Clemson, Louisville, Syracuse Nov. 20Syracuse at Louisville Nov. 21Clemson at Florida StateWake Forest at Duke Georgia Tech at Miami Liberty at N.C. StateVirginia Tech at Pitt Byes: Boston College, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Virginia Nov. 27 Louisville at Boston College Notre Dame at North Carolina Nov. 28 Pitt at Clemson Duke at Georgia Tech Virginia at Florida State N.C. State at Syracuse Miami at Wake Forest Bye: Virginia Tech Dec. 5Boston College at Virginia Clemson at Virginia Tech Florida State at Duke Georgia Tech at N.C. State North Carolina at Miami Wake Forest at Louisville Syracuse at Notre DameBye: PittDec. 12 or Dec. 19 ACC championship game 2020 ACC team-by-team schedules Boston CollegeSept. 12: TBDSept. 19: at Duke Sept. 26: Bye Oct. 3: vs. North Carolina Oct. 10: vs. Pitt Oct. 17: at Virginia Tech Oct. 24: vs. Georgia Tech Oct. 31: at Clemson Nov. 7: at Syracuse Nov. 14: vs. Notre Dame Nov. 21: Bye Nov. 27: vs. Louisville Dec. 5: at Virginia Clemson Sept. 12: at Wake Forest Sept. 19: TBD Sept. 26: Bye Oct. 3: vs. Virginia Oct. 10: vs. Miami Oct. 17: at Georgia TechOct. 24: vs. Syracuse Oct. 31: vs. Boston CollegeNov. 7: at Notre Dame Nov. 14: Bye Nov. 21: at Florida StateNov. 28: vs. Pitt Dec. 5: at Virginia Tech Duke Sept. 12: at Notre Dame Sept. 19: vs. Boston CollegeSept. 26: Bye Oct 3: vs. Virginia Tech Oct. 10: at SyracuseOct. 17: at N.C. State Oct. 24: Bye Oct. 31: vs. Charlotte Nov. 7: vs. North CarolinaNov. 14: at Virginia Nov. 21: vs. Wake Forest Nov. 28: at Georgia Tech Dec. 5: vs. Florida State Florida StateSept. 12: vs. Georgia Tech Sept. 19: vs. Samford Sept. 26: at Miami Oct. 3: Bye Oct. 10: at Notre Dame Oct. 17: vs. North Carolina Oct. 24: at Louisville Oct. 31: Bye Nov. 7: vs. Pitt Nov. 14: at N.C. State Nov. 21: vs. Clemson Nov. 28 vs. Virginia Dec. 5: at Duke Georgia Tech Sept. 12: at Florida StateSept. 19: vs. UCF Sept. 26: at Syracuse Oct. 3: Bye Oct. 9: vs. Louisville Oct. 17: vs. Clemson Oct. 24: at Boston CollegeOct. 31: vs. Notre Dame Nov. 7: Bye Nov. 14: vs. Pitt Nov. 21: at Miami Nov. 28: vs. Duke Dec. 5: at N.C. State Louisville Sept. 12: vs. WKU Sept. 19: vs. Miami Sept. 26: at Pitt Oct. 3: Bye Oct. 9: at Georgia Tech Oct. 17: at Notre Dame Oct. 24: vs. Florida StateOct. 31: vs. Virginia Tech Nov. 7: at Virginia Nov. 14: Bye Nov. 20: vs. Syracuse Nov. 27: at Boston CollegeDec. 5: vs. Wake Forest Miami Sept. 10: vs. UAB Sept. 19: at Louisville Sept. 26: vs. Florida StateOct. 3: Bye Oct. 10: at Clemson Oct. 17: vs. Pitt Oct. 24: vs. Virginia Oct. 31: Bye Nov. 6: at N.C. StateNov. 14: at Miami Nov. 21: vs. Georgia Tech Nov. 28: at Wake Forest Dec. 5: vs. North Carolina North CarolinaSept. 12: vs. Syracuse Sept. 19: vs. CharlotteSept. 26: Bye Oct. 3: at Boston CollegeOct. 10: vs. Virginia Tech Oct. 17: at Florida StateOct. 24: vs. N.C. StateOct. 31: at Virginia Nov. 7: at Duke Nov. 14: vs. Wake Forest Nov. 21: Bye Nov. 27: vs. Notre Dame Dec. 5: at Miami N.C. State Sept. 12: at Virginia Tech Sept. 19: vs. Wake Forest Sept. 26: Bye Oct. 3: at Pitt Oct. 10: at Virginia Oct. 17: vs. Duke Oct. 24: at North Carolina Oct. 31: Bye Nov. 6: vs. Miami Nov. 14: vs. Florida State Nov. 21: vs. Liberty Nov. 28: at Syracuse Dec. 5: vs. Georgia Tech Notre Dame Sept. 12: vs. Duke Sept. 19: TBDSept. 26: at Wake Forest Oct. 3: Bye Oct. 10: vs. Florida StateOct. 17: vs. Louisville Oct. 24: at Pitt Oct. 31: at Georgia Tech Nov. 7: vs. Clemson Nov. 14: at Boston CollegeNov. 21: Bye Nov. 27: at North Carolina Dec. 5: vs. Syracuse Pitt Sept. 12: TBDSept. 19: vs. Syracuse Sept. 26: vs. Louisville Oct. 3: vs. N.C. State Oct. 10: at Boston College Oct. 17: at Miami Oct. 24: vs. Notre Dame Oct. 31: Bye Nov. 7: at Florida StateNov. 14: at Gorgia Tech Nov. 21: vs. Virginia Tech Nov. 28: at Clemson Dec. 5: Bye Syracuse Sept. 12: at North Carolina Sept. 19: at Pitt Sept. 26: vs. Georgia Tech Oct. 3: Bye Oct. 10: vs. Duke Oct. 17: vs. Liberty Oct. 24: at Clemson Oct. 31: vs. Wake Forest Nov. 7: vs. Boston College Nov. 14: Bye Nov. 20: at Louisville Nov. 28: N.C. State Dec. 5: at Notre Dame  Notre Dame, ACC champs?  In 2020, it’s possible. The ACC announced its full game schedule Thursday, and Notre Dame — a FBS independent — will be eligible to play in the ACC championship game.   Virginia Sept. 12: vs. VMI Sept. 19: at Virginia Tech Sept. 26: Bye Oct. 3: at Clemson Oct. 10: vs. N.C. State Oct. 17: at Wake Forest Oct. 24: at Miami Oct. 31: vs. North Carolina Nov. 7: vs. Louisville Nov. 14: vs. Duke Nov. 21: Bye Nov. 28: at Florida State Dec. 5: vs. Boston College Virginia Tech Sept. 12: vs. N.C. State Sept. 19: vs. Virginia Sept. 26: Bye Oct. 3: at Duke Oct. 10: at North Carolina Oct. 17: vs. Boston CollegeOct. 24: at Wake Forest Oct. 31: at Louisville Nov. 7: vs. Liberty Nov. 14: vs. Miami Nov. 21: at Pitt Nov. 28: Bye Dec. 5: vs. Clemson Wake Forest Sept. 12: vs. Clemson Sept. 19: at N.C. State Sept. 26: vs. Notre DameOct. 3: Bye Oct. 10: ByeOct. 17: vs. Virginia Oct. 24: vs. Virginia Tech Oct. 31: at Syracuse Nov. 7: Bye Nov. 14: at North CarolinaNov. 21: at Duke Nov. 28: vs. Miami Dec. 5: at Louisvillelast_img read more