Horsemeat had only been found in a small number of the production batches that were pulled from shelves in February, she noted, adding that “there is no health risk associated with eating these meatballs.”Sweden onlyThe meatballs would only be sold or given away in Sweden, where most of them have been stored after Czech authorities in February said they contained horsemeat.Ikea stores in other countries would have to follow local rules and regulations, Magnusson said.The Swedish company pulled its trademark frozen meatballs off the shelves and from its restaurants in 25 countries in Europe and Asia after traces of horse DNA were found.It suffered further embarrassment this month when its frozen elk lasagne was shown to contain traces of pork.- © AFP, 2013Read: Wiener sausages back for sale in IKEA > FURNITURE GIANT IKEA is looking at selling or giving away meatballs in its home country of Sweden that were recalled after tests showed they contained traces of horse DNA.“We are looking at ways of using the meatballs as food, since they are completely safe to eat. But we are still in talks with the authorities over this,” spokeswoman Ylva Magnusson said.“If we are unsuccessful our other option is to use them as biogas,” she added.The main challenge was to find a way to comply with Swedish authorities’ requirement that all food be labelled with “exact information” on meat content, Magnusson said. We’re discussing how to sell or give away the meatballs as food, even though the percentage (of different meats) may vary.
6-Flags, 10 people down, 14 to go. All will be evaluated by EMS personnel before being reunited with family and released to Park officials— Marc Bashoor (@PGFD_Chief) August 10, 2014 Source: Marc Bashoor/Twitter Source: ABC News/YouTubeA DAY OUT at a Six Flags theme park turned into an unforeseen drama when a rollercoaster got stuck.24 people were on board The Joker’s Jinx – which can go 0 – 60 in three seconds – when the six train cars suddenly stopped.ABC news reported that the rollercoaster was stuck around 75 feet from the ground during the ordeal at the park just outside Washington.When rescuers got to them three-and-a-half hours after the rollercoaster stopped, the unlucky riders were given food, water, and umbrellas to shield them from the sun.Tweeting from the scene was Marc Bashoor, Fire Chief with the emergency services. Riders being strapped in place within each car, before cars passenger restraint can be released. Then pulled 1 by 1 – 1st 2 people in bucket— Marc Bashoor (@PGFD_Chief) August 10, 2014 Source: Marc Bashoor/Twitter Remarkably, he kept people up-to-date on how the rescue was progressing: Firefighters have reached the 1st car by tower bucket – each of 6 cars will be emptied slowly pic.twitter.com/bkuF5zFt5c— Marc Bashoor (@PGFD_Chief) August 10, 2014 Source: Marc Bashoor/Twitter Firefighters have made face to face access with first riders – this will be a long term rescue pic.twitter.com/u6Wt4bANf0— Marc Bashoor (@PGFD_Chief) August 10, 2014 Source: Marc Bashoor/Twitter FF Owen Hardy, one of the high angle rescuers talks to media about what it took to keep everyone calm pic.twitter.com/GI7sZcDjbL— Marc Bashoor (@PGFD_Chief) August 10, 2014 Thankfully, no one was seriously injured: Jokers Jinx is stalled. All riders are safe, upright and being helped off the ride with PGCo Fire support. #JokersJinx— Six Flags America (@SixFlagsDC) August 10, 2014 All 24 patrons ON the ground being evaluated by EMS— Marc Bashoor (@PGFD_Chief) August 10, 2014 Source: Marc Bashoor/Twitter No transports from the 6-Flags hi-angle call. PGFD debriefing, cleaning up, goin home. Thanks to all involved pic.twitter.com/D1y90GpSzq— Marc Bashoor (@PGFD_Chief) August 10, 2014 Read: Passengers use collective strength to push train off trapped man> Source: Marc Bashoor/Twitter Source: Marc Bashoor/Twitter Here’s what Six Flags had to say: Source: Six Flags America/Twitter Source: Six Flags America/Twitter All riders safely disembarked from Jokers Jinx. Ride closed for now. Thanks Prince George County Fire Dept for your help!— Six Flags America (@SixFlagsDC) August 10, 2014 On scene technical rescue call 6-Flags America. 24 patrons stuck near the top of the Jokers Jinx pic.twitter.com/dFEvRG3p6S— Marc Bashoor (@PGFD_Chief) August 10, 2014 Source: Marc Bashoor/Twitter
Poll: Does bad weather make you stay indoors? Be honest now. Image: Shutterstock/Lolostock http://jrnl.ie/3271779 By Cliodhna Russell Yes (10948) Short URL Yes No Sometimes Vote Image: Shutterstock/Lolostock No (2387) Share17 Tweet Email Mar 5th 2017, 12:24 PM Poll Results: IT’S THE FIRST weekend in March but it has also been a weekend full of weather warnings.A wind warning is in place for six counties today, while a rainfall warning was in place for ten counties yesterday.So today we’re asking, does bad weather make you stay indoors? Sometimes (3155) 26,049 Views 44 Comments Sunday 5 Mar 2017, 12:24 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article
17,949 Views Share Tweet Email2 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Man airlifted to hospital after collapsing while walking on Carlingford mountain Emergency services were alerted to the incident at midday. Short URL By Cónal Thomas The Irish Coast Guard responded by sending a 116 helicopter to the scene, which was also attended by gardaí.The man was then airlifted to Beaumont hospital in Dublin. 3 Comments https://jrnl.ie/4600797 Saturday 20 Apr 2019, 3:00 PM Apr 20th 2019, 3:01 PM THE IRISH COAST Guard have airlifted a man to hospital after he collapsed while mountain walking in Carlingford, Co Louth. Emergency services were alerted to the incident at midday. It’s understood that the man, who is middle aged, became ill while out walking near Carlingford Mountain. Coastguard and emergency services at Carlingford Lough in Louth after man collapses from suspected stroke. Gardaí and ambulance at the scene. pic.twitter.com/t6mnoPLQva— Conor McCrave (@Conor_McCrave) April 20, 2019
NASAOn Feb. 12, 1984, Bruce McCandless ventured away unrestrained from the safety of his spaceship, which no previous astronaut had done. He could do it because of a brand-new, jet-powered backpack.NASA astronaut Bruce McCandless has died at the age of 80, NASA announced Friday. You may not know his name, but you most likely have seen him in one of the most famous pictures ever taken in space. In 1984, McCandless strapped on a jet-powered backpack and flew away from the shuttle, by himself, untethered, with Earth as a backdrop. It was the first time an astronaut had ever floated freely in space; McCandless had helped develop the technology.McCandless had been an astronaut for a long time before he first flew in space aboard the shuttle. His was one of the voices that kept the first moon-landing crew in touch with mission control in 1969, telling Neil Armstrong, “There are a lot of us down here that would be willing to come along.”We’re saddened by the loss of retired astronaut Bruce McCandless II. Most known for being the 1st human to free-float on a shuttle spacewalk, he also served as the Apollo 11 moonwalkers’ link to mission control and helped launch @NASAHubble: https://t.co/myyOm101DR pic.twitter.com/jZeGvWzOxW— NASA (@NASA) December 22, 2017While supporting other missions and waiting his turn, he helped design what became to be known as the MMU — the manned maneuvering unit.McCandless first went to space in 1984 aboard the shuttle Challenger and took these jet-powered backpacks along. During the mission, McCandless climbed into the 300-pound contraption and slowly eased out of the shuttle’s cargo bay. This time, it was mission controllers on the ground saying to him, “You have a lot of envious people watching you. Looks like you’re having a lot of fun up there.”APMcCandless, mission specialist aboard the shuttle Challenger in February 1984, looks at a map showing the path of the spaceship.Armstrong was on McCandless’ mind when he took that first untethered foray into space. More than three decades later, in an NPR interview, he remembered precisely what he said: ” ‘It may have been one small step for Neil. But it’s a heckuva big leap for me.’“My wife happened to be at mission control at the time and she says the laughter literally brought down the house. Which was sort of what I had intended because I wanted to loosen things up a little,” he recalled.Relative to Earth, he was flying at almost 18,000 miles per hour. But relative to the shuttle, he was moving at a leisurely 1 foot per second. He said he wasn’t nervous. He found it effortless.He had trained for that moment for years, ready for anything — the suit’s nitrogen propulsion system failing or problems communicating with the shuttle. But what he wasn’t prepared for was the temperature in the suit: “I got quite cold. My teeth were chattering. I was shivering,” he said.The suit was designed so astronauts could work strenuously, but for that first six-hour test, he had moved little more than 300 feet away from the shuttle when the famous picture was taken, with Earth and space in the background.“I had the gold sun visor down. So that in principle, people could imagine themselves inside of there instead of me,” he said.McCandless said he was most proud that, later in life, children came up to him to say they’d seen the picture. He hoped it would inspire the next generation of explorers. “I like to encourage folks to look at that and say, ‘Well, I can do better than that.’ “Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. Share
100 years ago, a man named Alan Turing was born. He would go on to become a permanent fixture in the world of science, computers, and theoretical practices that are commonplace today. One of his most striking predictions was that there could potentially be an entity powered by computers that humans would mistake for being one of their own.Turing‘s dream is exactly what was achieved at The University of Texas at Austin. Computer scientists there have won the “BotPrize” for being able to create an in-game bot that other players legitimately believed was a human player.The contest took place within Unreal Tournament 2004, which has some of the most ardent and hardcore gamers among its fan base. The competition worked by placing the submitted bot-controller characters in the same environment as human players.Those human players then had the ability to tag other characters in the game as either bot or human. Competition officiators then tallied the number of votes that each participant received.Among all the people who tagged the winning bot, UT^2, 52% thought it was a human-controlled character. Professor Risto Miikkulainen said his goal was to achieve a score of at least 50%. UT^2 actually shared the victory with the equally impressive MirrorBot, which was created by Romanian programmer Mihai Polceanu. Both winning teams split a $7,000 grand prize.Interestingly enough, the average “humanness” rating that human players received was just 40%, meaning UT^2 played more like a human — or at least, other players’ perceptions of what a human should play like — than actual flesh-and-blood gamers.Miikulainen took the victory as an opportunity to say that this kind of artificial intelligence, and those who work so hard to develop it, should be put to use in applications where it can have more profound effects.via Eureka Alert
Explore further This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Citation: Study of Google search histories reveals relationship between anti-Muslim and pro-ISIS sentiment in U.S. (2018, June 7) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-06-google-histories-reveals-relationship-anti-muslim.html Credit: CC0 Public Domain A trio of researchers from Duke University and the University of California has found that Google search data can offer insights into the relationship between anti-Muslim and pro-ISIS sentiment in the U.S. In their paper published on the open access site Science Advances, Christopher Bail, Friedolin Merhout and Peng Ding discuss their study and what they found. © 2018 Phys.org Journal information: Science Advances In the modern age, as travel and technology have improved, global terrorism has become a major threat. Because of that, those in charge of protecting people from terrorism have instituted policies and defense mechanisms. Sometimes, the researchers note, those policies involve targeting groups for special investigation. It is no secret that Muslims are the most highly targeted group because of the connection between Islam and groups such as the Taliban and ISIS. But, the researchers suggest, targeting groups in countries such as the U.S. might be causing home-grown radicalization to occur.To learn more about radicalization of Muslim extremists in the U.S., the researchers accessed publicly available data from Google search engine queries. Queries, they noted, can be done looking for phrases such as “I hate Muslims” or “How do I join ISIS?” Data from the searches was then cross-checked with data provided by the U.S. Census, allowing the researchers to see where those searches were coming from at the community level.The researchers found a common theme—in low income communities where there were a lot of anti-Muslim searches, there were also a lot of searches by people looking for more information about radical Islamic groups. Such communities, the researchers further noted, tended to be homogeneous in nature, mostly white, with few people of color. People from the Middle East, they point out, stand out in such communities. This finding, they claim, suggests that anti-Muslim activities such as discrimination and being targeted by government officials might actually be pushing some of those targeted people toward becoming extremists. They suggest that if the goal is to slow or stop radicalization of people living in the U.S., another approach might be needed. They also point out that evidence from other studies has shown that assimilation tends to lead to reduced radicalization. More information: Christopher A. Bail et al. Using Internet search data to examine the relationship between anti-Muslim and pro-ISIS sentiment in U.S. counties, Science Advances (2018). DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aao5948AbstractRecent terrorist attacks by first- and second-generation immigrants in the United States and Europe indicate that radicalization may result from the failure of ethnic integration—or the rise of intergroup prejudice in communities where “home-grown” extremists are raised. Yet, these community-level drivers are notoriously difficult to study because public opinion surveys provide biased measures of both prejudice and radicalization. We examine the relationship between anti-Muslim and pro-ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) Internet searches in 3099 U.S. counties between 2014 and 2016 using instrumental variable models that control for various community-level factors associated with radicalization. We find that anti-Muslim searches are strongly associated with pro-ISIS searches—particularly in communities with high levels of poverty and ethnic homogeneity. Although more research is needed to verify the causal nature of this relationship, this finding suggests that minority groups may be more susceptible to radicalization if they experience discrimination in settings where they are isolated and therefore highly visible—or in communities where they compete with majority groups for limited financial resources. We evaluate the validity of our findings using several other data sources and discuss the implications of our findings for the study of terrorism and intergroup relations, as well as immigration and counterterrorism policies. Are current efforts to combat terrorism actually increasing the risk of future attacks?
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Breaking: Robert Nkemdiche has the Adrian Peterson death grip handshake— Eddie Borsilli (@Borsilli) April 27, 2016 Strongest handshake ever. RT @JNewbergESPN @CoreyLong Robert Nkemdiche about broke my hand at Athens Nike Camp. Talk about strong.— Kipp Adams (@KippLAdams) May 25, 2011 Robert Nkemdiche is one #large #powerful dude. With a #crushing handshake. #OleMissmediaDay pic.twitter.com/7rnEVKzGgq— Matt Stark (@TheMattStark) August 1, 2014 The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires — LOS LONELY DUDE (@cash4title) January 26, 2013 hand was just shattered by a robert nkemdiche handshake Cardinals rookie defensive tackle Robert Nkemdiche has it all.At 6-foot-4 and 294 pounds, he has the moves to beat double-teams and the speed to run down quarterbacks with ease. When it comes to his strength, there are few doubts he’s physically ready to contribute for Arizona — now.And then there’s the cold, hard proof that Cardinals vice president of player personnel Terry McDonough dropped Wednesday during the Big Red Rage show on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM. Comments Share Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Mississippi’s Robert Nkemdiche shakes hands with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after being selected by the Arizona Cardinals as the 29th pick in the first round of the 2016 NFL football draft, Thursday, April 28, 2016, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast) Rob Nkemdiche once knocked the wind out of both @ChrisKalohn and I with a handshakeHe was 17— Phil Murphy (@Phil_Sports) April 29, 2016What does this mean? If handshake power equates to bullying through offensive linemen, then the Cardinals picked a good one. “Have we talked about his handshake yet?” McDonough asked. “Forget about the athletic ability, the guy breaks your hand when he shakes it. I guess there’s a nerve that runs from your wrist all the way up your forearm into your elbow. I have something wrong with it because he’s gripped my hand twice and it’s shot like a bolt up my arm.“I give him the old 2015-16 fist-bump when I see him,” McDonough added. “He has real power in his hands.”Alas, this got us to wondering how real of a thing this was.Though the image atop this article is a split-second in time — and maybe not the most attractive one — of NFL commissioner Roger Goodell shaking Nkemdiche’s hand during the NFL Draft last week, it makes us believe Roger wasn’t exactly comfortable shaking the defensive tackle’s hand.For more evidence, to the ole’ Twitter machine we went. There we found that, yes, there is a long history of Nkemdiche being overly-aggressive with his handshakes.We present these to you in chronological order with the first noted strong handshake by Nkemdiche coming in 2011. Top Stories Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact
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