CDC Reports Chipotle E.Coli Outbreak Over

first_img UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Please enter your name here The CDC announced that Chipotle Mexican Grill’s E. coli outbreak is over, reported CNBC.Two separate outbreaks of the bacteria were investigated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service and public health officials in several states.In the first outbreak, 55 people were infected by the foodborne illness in 11 states, of which 21 were hospitalized. The second, smaller outbreak, infected five people from three states, of which one was hospitalized. No restaurants in Florida were a part of the outbreak.The CDC determined that 57 percent of people affected by the first outbreak and 80 percent of people affected by the second outbreak were female.There were no reports of hemolytic uremic syndrome, which can lead to kidney failure, and no deaths in either outbreak.Chipotle stock was up 4 percent on the news.“We are pleased that the CDC has concluded its investigation, and we have offered our full cooperation throughout,” Chris Arnold, a spokesman for Chipotle, said in a statement. “Over the past few months we have taken significant steps to improve the safety of all of the food we serve, and we are confident that the changes we have made mean that every item on our menu is delicious and safe.”Investigators were not able to identify the ingredient that was responsible for the contamination.The fast casual chain will be briefly closing all its stores on Feb. 8th.”We are hosting a national team meeting to thank our employees for their hard work through this difficult time, discuss some of the food safety changes we are implementing, and answer questions from employees,” Arnold said.The company’s sales plunged 30 percent in December, following at least six outbreaks tied to Chipotle in the last year, including norovirus, E. coli and salmonella.Chipotle has one location in Apopka  at 2201 E Semoran Blvd. There are a total of 20 locations in Central Florida. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Please enter your comment! TAGSCDCChipotleE-Coli Previous articleChicken Wing Logic: Panthers will win Super BowlNext articleBoil Water Order for Parts of Errol – Update Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitterlast_img read more

Chase CEO: ‘Big, Dumb Banks’ Should Be Allowed to Fail

first_img The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles  Print This Post November 5, 2015 1,289 Views Scott Morgan is a multi-award-winning journalist and editor based out of Texas. During his 11 years as a newspaper journalist, he wrote more than 4,000 published pieces. He’s been recognized for his work since 2001, and his creative writing continues to win acclaim from readers and fellow writers alike. He is also a creative writing teacher and the author of several books, from short fiction to written works about writing. Tagged with: Bailouts Banks Jaime Dimon JPMorgan Chase Too Big to Fail Should banks actually be allowed to fail? Well, the “big, dumb” ones should, according to JPMorgan Chase chairman and CEO Jamie Dimon, who on Wednesday blasted the institutionalized belief that mega-dollar bailouts for badly run banks is good for the economy.Dimon’s comments that banks should be allowed to fail is the latest in a growing movement among top-tier banking execs who believe that financial institutions earn their own success or failure. In June, Wells Fargo’s former CEO, Dick Kovacevich, called the Troubled Asset Relief Program, or TARP, “an unmitigated disaster” for several reasons, including institutionalizing the concept that there are some banks that can’t be allowed to go under. For Dimon, if a bank can’t keep its house in order, it does not deserve help getting out of the trouble it caused itself.The call to end bailouts has even become a political campaign issue. In October,presidential candidate Hillary Clinton stressed to TV host Stephen Colbert the importance of investors knowing that their banks could fail, and that the price of mismanagement should be suitably harsh.Dimon’s comments also coincide with a series of bills passed Wednesday by the House Financial Services Committee that aim to boost economic growth by increasing the accountability of financial regulators. At the sessions, Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) said that the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010, rather than eliminating the “too big to fail” concept, has simply made more bureaucrats more untouchable and left more taxpayers to pick up an increasingly hefty bill for the economy in the wake of TARP assistance.”Banks should be allowed to fail,” said Dimon, speaking to 300 CEOs and senior executives at the Fortune Global Forum in San Francisco. “For the American public, [bailouts] should be called ‘bankruptcy for big, dumb banks.'”Noteworthy is that JPMorgan Chase accepted $25 billion in TARP assistance in 2008, which Dimon at the time said the bank accepted “because we were asked to.” The bank has since paid the money back, plus more than $1 billion in fines related to the company’s acquisitions of Bear Stearns and Washington Mutual. About Author: Scott Morgan Chase CEO: ‘Big, Dumb Banks’ Should Be Allowed to Fail Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: House Passes Amendment to Transportation Bill, Eliminating Delay to GSE G-Fee Cuts Next: Wells Fargo Promotes New Head of Home Lending Servicingcenter_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Subscribe Share Save Sign up for DS News Daily Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Chase CEO: ‘Big, Dumb Banks’ Should Be Allowed to Fail Bailouts Banks Jaime Dimon JPMorgan Chase Too Big to Fail 2015-11-05 Scott Morgan in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agolast_img read more

Sickness costs rise despite 14-year low in absence rates

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Absence levels may have fallen but the annual cost to employers has risen bymore than £1b, says a new studyWorkplace absence has fallen to its lowest level for at least 14 years, yet theannual cost to employers has risen by more than £1bn, a report by theConfederation of British Industry and healthcare provider PPP has concluded. The annual study, called Counting the Costs, found the number of workingdays lost to workplace absence last year fell by 16 million to 176 million,compared with 192 million in 2000. This equated to 7.1 days per employee, or3.1 per cent of total working time, the lowest figures recorded since thesurvey began in 1987, the report said. The figures come as official Government statistics show that sicknessabsence is concentrated in certain groups of employees (see below). According to the CBI/PPP healthcare report, the average cost of absence peremployee rose to its highest level for five years. Projected across the wholeworkforce, the total cost of absence to British business rose to £11.8bn in2001, against £10.7bn in 2000. Since 1991, average absence has fallen by two days. Average absence levelsin 2001 were 25 per cent lower than those recorded 10 years ago. In the public sector an average of 10.1 days were lost, compared with 6.7 inthe private sector. Until 1998, the difference between the two sectors had been narrowing, andin that year was at 2.5 days. But the past three years has seen it widen again.Absencerates among non-manual employees fell for the fourth year in a row. In 2001 theaverage was 5.5 days per employee, compared with 6.3 in 2000. Rates for manual workers continued to be higher, at 8.8 days per employee in2001 compared with 9.5 in 2000. Organisations employing fewer than 50 people lost an average of 4.5 days peremployee, 1.4 days less than the previous year. Firms employing more than 5,000 people averaged 9.6 days, slightly up on2000. Crucially, absence rates were lowest in organisations where senior managerstook responsibility for managing absence, said the study. Those organisations lost, on average, five days per employee per year,compared with 7.6 where it was left to line managers. Return-to-work interviews were the most effective absence management tool,followed by disciplinary measures. www.cbi.org.uk Sickness costs rise despite 14-year low in absence ratesOn 1 Jun 2002 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

Our Official Guide To Phish New Year’s Pre- And Post-Parties

first_imgAmerican Beauty NYC’s Jerry Lounge will be open all day, every day, featuring free pizza, free streams of the Phish shows, live Grateful Dead DJs, interactive art, and more! Free from 3 PM until after parties.[Cover photo by Jeremy Scott] It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Phish’s unforgettable New Year’s Eve runs at Madison Square Garden are a force to be reckoned with, featuring over-the-top theatrics, palpable energy, and of course, explosive jams. Hoards of fans from all over the country make the pilgrimage to NYC each year to ring in the new year with one of the most fun bands out there. If you know, you know, and if you don’t, it’s about time to get yourself to a Phish New Year’s show.With so much going on surrounding the Garden during this special time, we’ve put together a rundown of some of the best pre- and post-parties around town. Presenting: your 2017 guide to Phish New Year’s pre- and post-parties!Thursday, December 28** Teddy Midnight & Uncle Stump @ American Beauty NYC – 4 PM – Free Show **** The Nth Power @ American Beauty NYC – 12 AM – Tickets **** Marcus King Band @ Gramercy Theatre – 12:30 AM – Tickets **** ChillFam Allstars: A Tribute to Michael Jackson @ Highline Ballroom – 12:30 AM – Tickets **ft. Eric Gould (Pink Talking Fish); Elise Testone; Natalie Cressman (Trey Anastasio Band); Richard James (Pink Talking Fish); Adrian Tramontano (Kung Fu); Michelangelo Carruba (Turkuaz); Danny Mayer (Eric Krasno Band); Rob Volo (Deep Banana Blackout); Matt Wayne (Bobby Deitch Band)** Matisyahu @ Irving Plaza – 12:30 AM – Tickets **Friday, December 29** Hayley Jane & The Primates @ The Cutting Room – 4 PM – Tickets **** PhanArt ft. Polyvamp @ American Beauty NYC – 4 PM – Free Show **** Particle @ American Beauty NYC – 12 AM – Tickets **** The Schooley Mountain Band @ Arlene’s Grocery – 12:30 AM – Tickets **** Dead Sessions @ The Cutting Room – 12:30 AM – Tickets ** Saturday, December 30** Jazz Is PHSH @ The Cutting Room – 4 PM – Tickets **ft. Natalie Cressman (Trey Anastasio Band); Chris Bullock (Snarky Puppy); Felix Pastorius (The Mu’tet); Jamar Woods (The Fritz); Adam Chase (James Brown Dance Party); Matthew Chase (The Chase Brothers)** Half Step Grateful Dead Tribute @ American Beauty NYC – 4 PM – Free Show **** The Music of Sly & The Family Stone @ The Cutting Room – 12:30 AM – Tickets **ft. Adam Chase (James Brown Dance Party); Matthew Chase (Jazz Is Phsh); Natalie Cressman (Trey Anastasio Band); Jeff Cressman (Santana, Sheila E., Stevie Wonder); Sandy Cressman (Homenagem Brasileira, Orquesta Candela); Chris Bullock (Snarky Puppy); Maurice “Mobetta” Brown (Tedeschi Trucks Band, The Roots); Felix Pastorius (The Mu’tet); Jamar Woods (The Fritz)** The Werks @ American Beauty NYC – 12 AM – Tickets **** Everyone Orchestra & Everyone’s Dead @ Gramercy Theatre – 12:30 AM – Tickets **ft. Steve Kimock (RatDog); Tom Hamilton (JRAD); Chuck Garvey (Moe.); Vinnie Amico (Moe.); Holly Bowling; Jeff Mosier (Aquarium Rescue Unit); Mike Maher (Snarky Puppy); Tony Markellis (Trey Anastasio Band)** Pink Talking Fish: Tied to the Whipping Post @ Irving Plaza – 12:30 AM – Tickets **Sunday, December 31** Holly Bowling @ The Cutting Room – 4 PM – Tickets **** Electric Love Machine @ American Beauty NYC – 4 PM – Free Show **** The James Brown Dance Party @ Gramercy Theatre – 1:30 AM – Tickets **ft. Fred Thomas (James Brown); Mousey Thompson (James Brown); Amy Christian (James Brown); Jay Rodriguez (Prince); Maurice “Mobetta” Brown (Tedeschi Trucks Band); Mark Williams (Kool & The Gang); Marcus Machado (Jamie Lidell); Chris Rob (Talib Kweli); Adam Chase (The Chase Brothers); Matthew Chase (Jazz Is Phsh); Jamar Woods (The Fritz) with special guests Daru Jones (Jack White) & Tony Markellis (Trey Anastasio Band)** Kung Fu @ American Beauty NYC – 1:30 AM – Tickets **** The New Mastersounds @ Irving Plaza – 2 AM – Tickets **last_img read more

Professor recalls Sundance Festival

first_imgEarlier this year Notre Dame academia and the glamour of Hollywood collided in Park City, Utah, when Film, Television and Theatre Professor Danielle Beverly helped premiere the movie “Rebirth” at the Sundance Film Festival. “Rebirth” opened to a packed house Jan. 21. The film followed the lives of five New Yorkers in the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the city. The film also features time-lapse footage of construction at Ground Zero captured from cameras on site where the World Trade Centers once stood. Beverly, who spent the last nine years as a field producer for the film, said her trip to Sundance was unlike any of her previous experiences. “I’ve been to many film festivals, and Sundance is by far its own original, unique experience,” she said. “I was able to connect with business colleagues from all over the world, so that was terrific.” Beverly said part of what makes Sundance a special event is a passion for the film among the guests. “The audiences there are true, die-hard film lovers,” she said. “To come to a town off the beaten path in Utah, in the middle of winter, says so much about audiences. They love film.” Beverly said the audience at the premiere was struck by the powerful human story in the documentary. “The film received two standing ovations, and Michael Moore was in the audience two rows behind me,” she said. “The reception from that first audience to the ‘Rebirth’ subjects, who were all on stage afterwards, was so beautifully warm and engaged.” As field producer, Beverly regularly interacted with the subjects, conducting interviews and keeping track of their lives. She said being involved with such a group of people made filming “Rebirth” an amazing experience. “They welcomed me and our crew into their lives and homes in such a gracious, generous way,” Beverly said. “I adore them all.” Beverly said she knew the film would have an impact with audiences after she met with director and producer Jim Whitaker. She said the longitudinal aspect of the film allows the audience to experience emotions along with the subjects. “Grief is thorny and not easily mapped, but we all must resiliently recover from it in some way. This is human nature,” Beverly said. “And because [Sept. 11] was a national loss, I knew the film would stand as a metaphor that others could hook into, to process their own losses.” Beverly is currently working on a project dealing with gentrification and race in a Southern town. She said this is a very different experience than “Rebirth.” “Unlike ‘Rebirth,’ where I worked with a crew as the field producer, my latest documentary is one I’ve shot, directed and produced as a solo crew over the last three years,” she said. “I love working this way, just me and my camera. Initially I moved there to live in the community I was filming for the first year, and then again last summer.” In addition to making films, Beverly said she looks forward to continue working as a teacher. “I will continue on my same path, which is to make documentaries that matter, that change hearts and minds, and that pay deep respect to those in front of the camera,” she said. “I also have fallen in love with teaching and look forward to working with students for a long time to come.” Beverly said Notre Dame students looking to pursue the cinema should remain true to the spirit of the University in their careers. “That earnest drive, humility, curiosity and respect that I see every day in my students will serve them well in the film industry,” she said. “It is a fallacy to think that one needs hard-nosed drive to be successful in the film business. Rather, it is being caring, understanding and hard-working that makes anyone stand out.”last_img read more

Medlock, Blurton sprint to URSS wins at Byers

first_imgBYERS, Colo. (June 25) – Justin Medlock and Zach Blurton were feature winners when the United Rebel Sprint Series rolled back through the pit gates at Colorado Motor Sports Park Satur­day night.Medlock scored the first victory of his career in the feature rained out and made up from May 28 at Byers. Blurton then paced the scheduled event.Medlock led every lap of the rescheduled contest after starting outside the front row. Austin Mclean took the runner-up position back from Bob Schaeffer on lap 15; Scott Cochran and Tod Plemons completed the top five.Blurton wired the field in the scheduled 20-lapper that followed, becoming the fourth different win­ner in as many URSS events at Byers this season.Lap 12 saw second running Coby Pearce go off track, giving the runner-up spot to Mclean.As the laps dwindled away it was Blurton holding a comfortable lead and taking his first Colorado Region win of 2016. Mclean made it two runner-up finishes in a row with Cochran, Brian Hardman and Schaeffer rounding out the top five.ResultsMake-up feature – 
1. Justin Medlock; 
2. Austin McLean; 
3. Bob Schaeffer; 
4. Scott Cochran; 
5. Todd Plemons
; 6. Zach Blurton; 
7. Clint Schubert
; 8. Coby Pearce
; 9. Howard Van Dyke; 
10. Brad Wasson; 
11. Tara Jo Christie; 
12. Luke Lucero; 
13. Brian Hardman; 14. Scott Rhoades; 15. Nick Sutton; 16. Ian Christie.Scheduled feature – 
1. Blurton; 
2 McLean; 
3. Cochran; 
4. Hardman; 
5. Schaeffer
; 6. Lucero
; 7. Plemons
; 8. Rhoades; 9. Medlock; 
10. Sutton; 
11. Shubert; 
12. Wasson
; 13. Van Dyke
; 14. Tara Jo Christie
; 15. Pearce; 16. Ian Christie.last_img read more