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The meatpacking plant in Thornton is one of many that have recently experienced outbreaks of the virus that primarily affects pigs

About 140 people have contracted the virus the highest number ever for the virus, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE). The virus can be found in pigs and has been linked to about 90 percent of the more than 90 confirmed human cases linked to the virus in the United States. Because of the possible contamination, more than 80 percent of the pig meat sold in the United States is destined for the meat industry, CDPHE said.

Public Health Commissioner Anne Schuchat said the state will be closing the plant to prepare for testing. CDPHE is still investigating the contamination of poultry meat and is conducting a parallel investigation in humans who came into contact with the pork and poultry meat at the plant, officials said.

About the author: Jennifer LaFleur is a freelance science writer and an advocate for science literacy.

With the news that China may reverse its economic growth, the US energy sector is about to benefit, since prices for oil, for example, fell below $20 a barrel.

Some analysts have argued that the Chinese recession looks much worse than the ones we’ve seen in Europe and the US over the last few months. This would lead to a rise in the oil price, which would reduce America’s reliance on foreign energy, and thus, lead to cheaper prices for the US consumer sector.

The Economist magazine suggested the decline in Europe was mostly the result of the European economy slowing down from its recent high growth, which is reflected in lower wages, reduced business investment and falling tax receipts across more and more countries.

A Chinese recession would bring a similar scenario, with the Chinese economy still growing more slowly than Europe’s and with more companies losing confidence in the direction of the economy, as many will experience job losses and new capital expenditure falling.

In other words, a Chinese downturn will not only damage US consumers and the United States dollar, but it would also cause massive damage in Asia, which is where America relies most heavily upon exports for their trade growth.

When the recession reaches its peak and returns to its low levels, the economy may get even more dangerous, as a huge wave of people leaving as “lost cause” will put considerable downward pressure on living standards of many and greatly accelerate economic growth in the future.

The Chinese government warned about the impact of a prolonged downturn in the world’s second biggest economy, according to Bloomberg.

President Xi Jinping warned in a New Year speech on Dec. 29 that if the world economy goes into a long, slow-growth phase as it has seen in the last year, “every single country in the world would be in urgent need of support from the international community,” the state-run Xinhua News Agency reported.

Chinese officials are not convinced. China’s gross domestic product is forecast to grow at more than 7% in 2015, according to the Central Bureau of Statistics.

The Chinese authorities are worried that China can’t meet the new government’s growth target without spending more than expected to keep down consumption growth, which peaked at 7.14% in the first six months of this year, according to the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.

This is not a new debate, though the new study presents it in a far more detailed way than other sources.

In the abstract of the first study, authors Dr. Marcia C. White and her colleagues compare this outbreak totherecentwave of severe disease outbreaks in Hawaii, whichproduced an average of 28 new home appraisals per day in the 2 week period beforethe firstoutbreak. White and her coauthors do a good job of explaining the spread of disease with the simple but effective analogy of a fire in a home. By describing how the fire spread (i.e. by movement of patients to various communities) and the subsequent fire suppression of those communities, the authors were able to estimate the distance and the percentage of the outbreak where patients were moving, and of the community/state where fire suppression was observed. I won’t go much into the details of the analysis here. The next study by Dr. Marcia White has expanded the models discussed above. While her previous studies only considered a sample of 2,000 properties at once, this new study incorporates the entire database. In general, this study makes a few significant innovations: in particular, Dr. White extends the range of data sources used in each of the two previous studies (first her community data, then local counties). For instance, in the previous data (the 2009 NHC list of homes at risk for the outbreak - NHC-18.2.2 and a total of 10,000 homes that showed signs of illness) she only examined a limited range of properties on one end of her analysis, i.e. the 40 counties with the most reported cases. The new study makes three additional choices that increase the accuracy of the observations (with other improvements in the accuracy of the estimates). One of these choices is to use the entire state. White and her coauthors find that these additions allow them to “see an effect of exposure to both the outbreak and the actual outbreak on property value and house values.” This is particularly valuable because this property data is not only missing two-thirds of the homes that were reported to the state as having an outbreak (NHC-18.5.1), itincludes homes reported to the state by the homesitter, but which are actually not at risk of infection. This was a problem at the time of the two previous estimates that also occurred with the CDC National Outbreak Information System (NIEHS) website for many other diseases including SARS , but was soon fixed by the CDC using the “sensitivity analysis” methodology. In summary, this is yet another improvement in both the accuracy and the precision of these kinds of estimates.

Why are “slight” increases in values in some states and only statistically significant in others still “substantial?”

The results on which thefirst study was built do not take into account the differences in the different states in how they allocate money for quarantine purposes. In other words, the first estimate does not take into account the different incentives that are given to people and communities in different states for different forms of quarantine. So, using an equation in this manner can not be used to determine any definite trends. So, why is the increase in values from the actual outbreak in certain counties statistically significant in other more moderate counties, but insignificant in more extreme ones? The next study by White (S. N. White, “Response of the Real Estate Market to Tropical Disease Outbreak of 2009, New York, New York, United States: Potential Impact on Housing Market”, March 30, 2013) tries to answer this question. This study uses data from the state and county health departments at the county level. In a somewhat surprising finding, White finds thatone county in Alaska with an outbreak decreased its median home value by 7.5% (Nhss. 2011a), yettwo others with an outbreak increased the same county median by 3.9% (Nhss. 2011b). Here we can see that while the county was not the only factor driving the increases from the initial outbreak, it was a part of the total factor that was important. Overall, with these local counties, these increases and declines in values suggest that the county had more exposure to the outbreak than the more localized counties, and in particular, that this exposure was greater in the more “extreme” counties. The same is true of some of the other counties in our study that were found to have greater exposure to theprimaryoutbreak.

Does the increase in property values from the first outbreak represent greater sales/pricing pressure due to the increasing number of homes at risk for infection?

Again, the answer to this is not obvious as the results are only based on a large sample. However, a few other factors may be at work

They’ll turn their focus towards what was once a favorite spot for family and friends to dine. In his brief statement, Louie told the “Chicago Tonight” that “We understand a change can be tough - here is a place that is good … and very much ‘the place.’ “ The company employs about 900 people and had about 50 employees listed in the bankruptcy filing.

“Lunch is free: no reservations or fees. Not a restaurant in sight.”

Many of the restaurants in the restaurant group have undergone substantial renovations already. However, as they move to Chapter 11 bankruptcy this summer , the plans for their operations will be up to Louie and his family.

Culina , the oldest restaurant in the group, opened in 1982; in 2006 the Culina, a fast food favorite in the United States, sold for $45 million. “It’s been a labor of love,” says owner Peter Cavanagh, “It really has never been in a better way.”

Founded in 1947, Culina has franchises in 32 countries. They operate restaurants and grocery stores in Chicago, Virginia and Florida. The company’s latest attempt at sale came earlier this year when a consortium of investors and creditors attempted to take over. However, that failed.

It was started on January 4, 2008 over 7 years to the day after the deadly home invasion that claimed the lives of Nicole Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman. (In 2012, The NYTimes published a story entitled “ A New Year’s Eve Family Nightmare “ about an in-depth look at the events that occurred that night and what led to the trial, here .) This latest addition to the trial began with a jury selection session the morning of January 4th, 2008, over 6 years and 3 days to the day from the night of the fateful home invasion on March 13th, 2007 in Ocala, Florida. The actual trial begins March 5th, with a trial date of March 12th, 2009, but the actual trial begins today , which is another 7 years and 5 days to the day from the night of the homicide. The trial was postponed several times, including being postponed for over a year, but the jury was chosen on January 3rd, 2008. Juror J.R. McPherson of Rochester had already been selected on January 1st, the morning of the first trial and during the first trial of the trial. McPherson did however, become the first juror not to be seated in his home state of Alabama on the first trial of the trial on March 9, 2007, though the Alabama jury eventually seated him.

At the trial opening Friday, January 3rd, 2008, J.R. McPherson made an appearance, and he said that he believed that, he should be seated for the trial although he said that he hadn’t had a chance for a jury trial yet. Jurors were told that that they (Jurors) would be called in and sat down at just the pre-trial conference call shortly after lunch. After lunch, a final pre-trial conference call was held in the courtroom, as well as the jury selection process.

“Today is a very solemn day for us, and then on Saturday morning of the third day we’re going to have the jury take their spots. A lot of people think that’s where they are going to be seated,” stated the judge. “But we’re going ahead as we’re supposed to go.”

At the conference call, when asked who was the first juror they had been in charge of on the day of the incident, Judge Richard Fennel said “it’s a difficult question at the time, no one has a memory of it. I just think it’s a very sobering thing. We have been trying to help our children through this horrific, traumatic time and I think a lot of our concerns were kind of pinned to that and the jury service we’ve had.”

At trial, in fact all twelve jurors were called back to the courthouse. McPherson was, at the time, an associate in court services and then a district attorney for Franklin County in New York, and I’m not about to say that was not a significant task at the time when he was appointed as a juror, his first public appearance since the day of the home invasion. Also, during his first public appearance, it was also at trial that McPherson was the prosecutor. Jurors were asked about how much he said during the process of making and delivering his closing statement, and he responded that “it was a lot more than I would have liked. I felt very bad for Mr. Goldman and Mr. Simpson.”

McPherson finished with that line about how he thought that the jury’s deliberations would be influenced by things like who had the loudest voice? A key part of the verdicts has apparently been what can be interpreted by jurors as that and more. On June 28th, 2012, the court released the final verdict in the verdict that convicted George Zimmerman of second degree murder in the death of Trayvon Martin.

“In this case, I find as a matter of law that there was no duty to retreat, on the basis of the circumstances; that Zimmerman was acting in self-defense; that George Zimmerman was justified in using deadly force against Trayvon Martin; that Mr. Martin’s death is not an accident; and, that the jury was aware of this defense and reasonably believed it, knowing that there was no alternative for the defense.”

What you see above is the verdict in the George Zimmerman murder case. The verdict was read with the judge on the bench. While it was read there was a line in front of the jurors’ and the judge in that line. “It’s a very sobering thing,” said Judge Fennel of those who have had that experience. “This is a really sobering day for us and when we open the door it might be for you. Don’t think that you can pull the door open the way you would like to, that it’s going to be like a joke, a game, that you

The entire office needs a good scrub and a light, dousing of perfume. I love this woman! It’s such a waste to have the hair washed with shampoo after the most obvious, well it was obvious at least anyway. I will be sending her my love and I hope she finds a love as deep as mine! I did my best to explain the basics of how to clean and condition the hair without making it too messy. Then I will use the tools of my trade to remove any remaining hair. For instance I used the bleach to wash the face. I put a bit of conditioner on my hands to keep all that residue inside and then just washed out the bleach. There were no tears, no stinging I did my hair a little, not too much and then dried it off. Then I rubbed some oil on the roots and applied it with a dab or two. This was the last step (with some luck they will be all dried up after a quick rinse). And then I wrapped it in plastic wrap and put it in the fridge. Then it was just a matter of putting this thing away.

I decided to go outside and walk my dogs. Once inside it was time to begin.

I love the idea of this as a shower kit. It is simple, cheap, effective and clean, it is so easy for everyone to take care of their pets. You don’t need a lot of tools to do it, if you have a bit of elbow grease you can get to some of the basics like hair removal and a spritz to clean up residue if you so choose.

What I did was not as easy as it looked. I chose to do this because I felt I needed to do it. I am so lazy when it comes to my hair. It’s pretty much always on display when I am at the store for a haircut and my hair is all over every article of clothing. The only other time I brush it is after I sleep and I tend to leave any bits of hair on things to help prevent nicks.

Before you start I need to warn you:

You need to use the right tools for the job. For instance for this I used the washbasin, hair tie, scissors, and dryer. You do not need an exfoliant like hair oil, sugar and hairspray, as this would not work on my skin, rather the soap and water will leave my hair a mess. All three were used, two or three times.

The only other thing you need to be really careful about is the shampoo. Using the hot water on my hands would have seriously damaged my hair, it’s just not worth it! I’ll let you know how it worked out for me, in the next post!

It’s worth noting the number of international reports that confirm the practice of rigging oil prices - including the OPEC report: There is strong statistical evidence that oil traders, rather than their clients, are the main actors in the current rise of crude oil prices, and even before the start of the financial crisis, large-scale oil price rigging had become the norm. This report examines the history of oil-price manipulation, and focuses on the major oil-trading venues (those based on oil supply at any given time). It is the product of the oil-price manipulation study group of the International Energy Agency (IEA), the Paris-based independent oil-research group, and the Oil Price Information Service (OPIS) of the U.K. Office of Oil Research. The report will be widely circulated ahead of the meeting of G20 leaders (which is scheduled for the first week in October) in Sochi, Russia from October 25-29. “Oil Manipulated in G20 Nations The findings have been compiled out of research conducted by seven professional organizations, including: OPIS the Oil Price Information Service,

the International Energy Agency,

the Food and Agriculture Organization,

the United Nations,

the World Customs Organization, and

the International Monetary Fund “Data from the seven oil-marketing businesses were gathered using real-time data sources that are publicly available in real time. The results of these real-time survey studies confirm that oil manipulation is widespread and is a significant player in the oil markets. A few examples of oil price manipulation have been established based on this research: Iraq in 2003 for example set a bid price for oil for each barrel of oil exported, and then kept adjusting it down as the price slipped and it became clear that the bid price for those exported for the US market fell below the spot price. This is because at times of the most rapid development of the Iraqi economy, the oil companies have bid for higher price, thereby giving their own products artificially higher market position. Such bid manipulations were discussed in the London talks between Iraq and the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) just prior to the oil shock of March of 2003. This oil shock set a global oil price of $10 per barrel. In the United States, the Saudi-led cartel set a higher bid price for crude oil at $9, but after realizing that the prices of their oil-producing peers were falling, set a lower bid price for the crude oil exported to the United States. The cartel has been accused by numerous academics, oil buyers and suppliers of manipulation and has made several countermeasures to combat this. “The authors of the ‘Oil Price Rigging in the G20’ study conclude that such manipulation is widespread and occurs in the same oil trading venues as in OPEC. Thus, other oil-exporting countries are also aware of the practice. In addition, the report shows that despite the large volume of oil price manipulation reported by oil companies, there are far fewer cases of manipulation of the oil price in international oil markets. Moreover, the report also shows that foreign policy decisions can affect oil price of both the oil and the oil-exporting countries. Thus, for example, the current policy of countries in Iraq and Venezuela to try to keep the price of their oil artificially high, has helped a group of companies operating in oil-producing countries to increase their share on the global market, an outcome that is often not fully seen because of global political and economic pressure on these oil exporting countries. “For more information, press releases and further documentation of this research, please contact John Moore ( [email protected] ), “ John Moore ( [email protected] ), “ Peter Brimelow ( [email protected] ), “ Robert Walker ( [email protected] ), “ Kevin Trenberth ( [email protected] ), “ David Price ( [email protected] ), “ Ben Kieffer ( [email protected] ), Eileen G. Gann ( [email protected] org ), and Kevin Nason ( [email protected] ). Please click on any of these links to read the full report online.

Some businesses, especially African-American businesses and small- to medium-size businesses, have been left behind in the wake of the financial crisis, leaving them vulnerable to foreclosures, said Mr. Taylor, the former Treasury chief. He said that when he first took office in 2007, the government offered no loan guarantees to minority businesses. By last year, for the first time, more than two-thirds of the programs’ recipients were black.

The problem is that there are no rules for lending in a system where no one pays anything up front until after the loan has been granted! Now there’s too much demand for the loans and banks, including the largest of them all, the Federal Reserve, get pushed into buying up more “fannie and alfianna” mortgage bonds and the big “national banks” get ready to pay out those bonds to all the homeowners.

And I guess because we’re stupid and not paying attention for a long time everyone is stupid. So while President Obama is encouraging all you folks who haven’t been paying attention to the foreclosure crisis to buy their stocks, the banks are trying to get us stupid using the government to pump them up with loans!

————————- BEEF, BEES…. YUM! I am always looking to get some great flavor and tenderness out of certain cuts of meat, specifically those which come from the pasture, without having to buy all the extra stuff at a butcher. But I can’t. So in this case, I think the next best thing is to do a DIY DIY. Yes, you can go buy a few cheap cuts of beef and add to the salad in any way you might want. But you really do need to get it right the first go round. That doesn’t mean you will, but what more could you do? Do it. For this, I did my own custom home made, almost a year in advance, burger using the following ingredients:

2 lbs lean ground beef 3/4 to 1/2 lb brown sugar 1 1/2 qts water 2 small green onions 1 1/2 garlic cloves 1 large head of fresh garlic 1 1/2 cups chopped parsley 1 1/4 tbs dried oregano 1.5 tbs dried coriander 1 tbs dried rosemary tsp ground salt 1 or 2 tablespoons vinegar The recipe I used is pretty standard, but here are a few things I added after gathering the ingredients: 1 tbsp dried thyme 4 teaspoons ground black pepper 4-5 garlic cloves 1 scallion, thinly sliced in half, plus 2 tbsp of garlic powder 1 cup brown sugar 5 teaspoons black peppercorns 1 tablespoon parsley salt 1 TBS dried oregano 1/4 tsp ground coriander 1/3 cup dried rosemary tsp ground black pepper 1/2 tsp salt Note that I’m not using any oil, I just did this for the extra flavor. I also used a little sour cream to add some extra punch, but the result was still so delicious that you really don’t need that. The last and most important step is cooking your bun. (There is no need for all the pre-baking. There is an easy way!!) I sauteed the scallions in the oil and garlic garlic oil while I made my buns. I like to keep the oil away from the garlic cloves for the first few minutes. I also sauteed the onions for about 2 minutes then added them to the hot pan. They took a second to start breaking down, but it wasn’t too bad. The vegetables are so fresh and easy to find, you can’t go wrong. You can also cook them to your taste, because I know that a lot of people do not like onions, however, I love mushrooms, even when left out of them. If you love onions, this is probably a great way to get them on your burger, but if you don’t … don’t worry. Just don’t bother with the onion and garlic. Once your buns are thoroughly cooked, you can add in the bacon. This will add so much flavor to the meat, and make it so much more delicious. By the way, I know I said to cook the buns, but I just wanted to give you some additional inspiration: I make no claims whatsoever to the quality of “traditional” buns in this state; as you can tell, they are often cooked to a golden-brown color. But you know what I mean. We know they are not done, and that they are not done perfectly. I’m just trying to give you a great starting point.

I have also had some readers make it really easy for me to make their own homemade buns. In fact, they often make it super easy. My recipe is on their blog, so I’ve included a link to that on this blog. Enjoy! Let me know what you guys think!!

Yay for the easy meaty goodness!

That deal could be inked as early as next week, according to The Wall Street Journal. VUDU is a movie rental service that allows consumers to rent movies and TV shows without having to shell out cash upfront. In February, Vudu reportedly agreed to pay $14.7B to exit its distribution agreements with distributors such as Vivid Entertainment, Paramount, Universal. The company is currently in negotiations with other film-streaming rights holders – including the “big three” studios – about possibly exiting its DVD and Blu-ray distribution relationships.

Disney is also looking to expand its video online film rental business. This would allow it to continue to distribute Disney’s content on home video and to make any profits for its online video channel on the Disney Movies Anywhere website. While Vudu and other online video rental companies are a part of Disney’s overall video subscription push, they have had their own online-only movie businesses before, such as Disney On Demand Movies (also known as DisneyOnDemand.com) and Movie Club (formerly known as WaltDisneyOnDemand.com). When the deals with Vudu and Disney first began in 2006, Disney had about $30B worth of streaming content available on its platforms at anything from 40,000 to 300,000 titles at launch, according to the Wall Street Journal. Vudu already offers about 160,000 titles at launch and is believed to be at about 300,000 titles at the end of 2015. Now it appears Disney wants even more than that.

So, in case you forgot that Disney already owns a bunch of the biggest Hollywood studios (and also owns both the Star Wars and Marvel movie rights) with the studios being under its umbrella and as such we now have a new issue with Disney taking rights for their own content without a license from the studios, and in particular the license will give Disney the rights to play back their own original content for free. On the other hand, studios could decide to join the other studios in a deal to partner with Disney to provide unlimited-unlimited licensing as there’s no licensing fee. You can bet that Disney will want to be on the front of the line there, but I suppose we’ll just have to wait and see if Disney makes a final decision or does have some way of getting back onto Star Wars.

That also seems like the perfect solution for the issue with Star Wars: Episode VII and how it could be re-directed from the story that has been told so far. That’s because it’s believed the original story should be retained, allowing for a new origin story with a new trilogy of films/teasers, like the prequels. However, Disney doesn’t want to make that decision for now as it will be tough to compete considering the “big three” will almost certainly agree to partner with them at least for another season or two. To appease those “big three” Disney decided to license out the rights for all 5 Star Wars movies, plus all the episodes from the original Star Wars trilogy (though it’s not known for sure if it can even move forward with the release of the first sequel films). While I’m not optimistic that this will allow Disney to continue making Star Wars sequels – the original trilogy has over 100 different characters to keep – it could help Disney avoid another disappointing outcome like they took in The Phantom Menace and thus have a clear direction while developing each Star Wars sequel and possibly even getting their own spin-off series of their own. It will come down to who will be the first to push back this idea in the film’s original story, which should be the Star Wars fandom or Disney (it’s possible that Disney could see the fans’ growing power and they could push back).

Star Wars’ Expanded Universe is now coming to a full circle, after it seemed the whole reason why George Lucas decided to make the Expanded Universe possible which then led to this very blog. In particular, it came to a close with the release of The Force Awakens, which is the final installment to make the series come full circle. That series’ story has now been re-told at least two more times while the Prequels are being re-filmed. Which means if these films are to continue as a continuous story it will likely be a retelling of the old “Return of the Jedi” (which, not to get in spoiler territory, is the only prequel to ever exist).

For this, Disney has no need to re-tell its own original story, and it therefore probably has no reason to try to do that in The Force Awakens, unlike in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi (which will require some new ideas, as they were only being told after each other as far as these retellings go, and both were retellings of sequels instead of prequels). The Expanded Universe may have run its course a little bit too long, but with the new films, like this week’s announcement from Lucasfilm and Marvel we’ve been given a fresh start

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