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Des scientifiques découvrent des métaux toxiques dans 60 boissons courantes

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Les sodas, les jus de fruits et le lait à base de plantes de votre épicerie locale peuvent contenir des métaux toxiques, selon une étude.

Des chercheurs de l’Université de Tulane à la Nouvelle-Orléans, en Louisiane, ont trouvé des métaux toxiques tels que l’arsenic et le cadmium dans les 60 boissons achetées en magasin qu’ils ont testées.

Cinq avaient des «niveaux dangereux» de produits chimiques, les pires contrevenants étant les jus, les laits à base de plantes, les thés et les sodas.

Les scientifiques à l’origine de l’étude avertissent les parents de limiter la consommation de boissons achetées en magasin par leurs enfants, car les métaux peuvent perturber le développement de leur cerveau et de leurs organes.

Les chercheurs ont découvert que des métaux toxiques se trouvaient dans les boissons des épiceries à des niveaux dangereux.  Bien qu'ils n'aient pas nommé les marques, les pires contrevenants comprenaient les jus de fruits, le lait, les sodas et le thé (photo d'archives)

Les chercheurs ont découvert que des métaux toxiques se trouvaient dans les boissons des épiceries à des niveaux dangereux. Bien qu’ils n’aient pas nommé les marques, les pires contrevenants comprenaient les jus de fruits, le lait, les sodas et le thé (photo d’archives)

“Il est surprenant qu’il n’y ait pas beaucoup d’études concernant les éléments toxiques et essentiels dans les boissons non alcoolisées aux États-Unis”, a déclaré le Dr Tewodros Godebo, auteur principal de l’étude et scientifique en santé environnementale à Tulane.

“Cela crée une prise de conscience qu’il doit y avoir plus d’études.”

Il a poursuivi: «Les gens devraient éviter de donner aux nourrissons et aux jeunes enfants des jus de fruits mélangés ou des laits à base de plantes à volume élevé.

“L’arsenic, le plomb et le cadmium sont des cancérigènes connus et bien établis pour causer des dommages aux organes internes et des dommages cognitifs chez les enfants, en particulier au cours du développement précoce du cerveau.”

Une attention accrue a été accordée aux contaminants dans les biens de consommation courante ces dernières années.

Des recherches de plus en plus nombreuses montrent que les microplastiques, les toxines métalliques et d’autres produits chimiques sont partout dans les aliments et les boissons de tous les jours – généralement en raison de la contamination au cours du processus de fabrication.

Les scientifiques craignent que pratiquement chaque personne ait été exposée et qu’il y ait de graves conséquences à long terme pour la santé.

Les chercheurs de Tulane, qui ont publié leurs découvertes dans le Journal of Food Composition and Analysis, ont enquêté sur des dizaines de produits pouvant être achetés dans n’importe quelle épicerie.

Parmi les 60 produits, 21 étaient soit un soda, soit une autre boisson artificielle. Les jus de fruits mélangés représentaient 19 des boissons. Il y avait aussi six jus de fruits naturels, 10 laits végétaux et quatre produits à base de thé.

Les chercheurs n’ont pas identifié les marques qu’ils ont achetées pour leurs études.

Des échantillons de chaque boisson ont été testés en laboratoire pour identifier la prévalence de 25 métaux, dont le plomb, le potassium et l’uranium, entre autres.

Chacune des 60 boissons contenait au moins des traces d’un métal toxique. Cependant, les chercheurs disent que ces quantités étaient pour la plupart sans danger.

«Ces métaux sont d’origine naturelle, il est donc difficile de s’en débarrasser complètement», a expliqué le Dr Godebo.

Cinq boissons ont cependant été identifiées comme dangereuses. Ceux-ci avaient des niveaux de métaux jugés plus élevés que ce que les régulateurs gouvernementaux autoriseraient pour l’eau potable.

Ceux-ci comprenaient : un jus de fruit ; un jus mélangé; un lait végétal ; un soda; et un thé.

Les jus de fruits et les jus mélangés contenaient des niveaux élevés de bore, de cadmium, de strontium, d’arsenic et de sélénium.

Le lait avait des niveaux élevés de nickel, de bore, de cadmium, de strontium et d’arsenic.

Dans la soude, il y avait des niveaux élevés de nickel, de cadmium, de strontium, d’arsenic et de sélénium.

Enfin, le thé était riche en sept produits chimiques : nickel, bore, cadmium, strontium, arsenic et sélénium.

Bien qu’une seule exposition à ces produits chimiques dans une seule boisson cause désormais des dommages importants, chaque produit chimique comporte des risques après une exposition à long terme.

L’arsenic est lié à des dommages aux yeux, à la peau, au foie, aux reins et aux poumons. Au fil du temps, cela peut entraîner un cancer dans l’un des organes ou une perte de la vue.

Le strontium est un produit chimique radioactif lié aux cancers du sang tels que la leucémie après une exposition importante.

Les poumons, les reins et le squelette sont endommagés par le cadmium, qui est lié au cancer, aux défaillances d’organes et à la fragilité des os.

Le bore, le manganèse et le nickel sont chacun liés à des dommages au foie, aux reins et à d’autres organes.

“Je ne pense pas qu’il faille avoir peur”, a déclaré Hannah Stoner, une étudiante de Tulane qui a contribué à l’étude.

« En toxicité, c’est souvent le dosage qui fait la différence donc tout avec modération. Mais cela crée une prise de conscience qu’il doit y avoir plus d’études.

Les chercheurs avertissent que cela peut être particulièrement dangereux pour les jeunes.

L’American Academy of Pediatrics prévient que l’exposition à ces métaux à un jeune âge est liée à des “problèmes d’apprentissage, de cognition et de comportement”.

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Tadej Pogacar overtook three riders on the final 16-kilometer climb to win stage 19 of the Tour de France in the southern Alps on Friday. Defending champion Jonas Vingegaard finished sixth and now stands more than five minutes behind his main rival with two stages to go.

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How millions of Americans could go without a paycheck this month due to global Crowdstrike crash – are YOU at risk?

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Millions of workers are at risk of not receiving their paychecks this month amid a global outage that could last weeks.

Several of America’s biggest banks saw their systems crash this morning, preventing people from accessing their accounts or receiving or sending money.

TD Bank and Bank of America was still down for millions this afternoon but TD said its systems have been restored while customers are still complaining on Downdetector that they can’t use the banking systems.

The Global Payroll Association (GPA) warned that people ‘risk going without their wages’ because their employers or banks rely on CrowdStrike for cybersecurity protection. 

The Crowdstrike global outage has stopped millions of workers from receiving their paychecks after banking systems went down on Friday

The Crowdstrike global outage has stopped millions of workers from receiving their paychecks after banking systems went down on Friday

It remains unclear how widespread the payroll disruption is, but Melanie Pizzey, the founder and CEO of GPA said her company had received complaints from a number of clients who couldn’t access their payroll software because of the outage.

Payroll systems typically need to be notified of any issues that would stop direct deposits from going through at least two days before the payday for the issue to be resolved in time. 

‘Depending on the length of this outage, it could have very serious implications for businesses across the nation, particularly those who process payroll on a weekly basis,’ Pizzey said. 

‘Furthermore, we could see a backlog with regard to processing payrolls for the coming month end which may delay employees from receiving their monthly wage.’ 

George Kurtz, the CEO of the software company whose bug caused the issues, said it could be weeks before systems are back up and running.

Meanwhile, issues with Visa and Zelle are not allowing people to make or receive payments, and there’s no estimated timeframe for when they’ll be back up and running.

The outage first started with Microsoft, leading many people to believe that the company’s systems were at fault, but within hours, Crowdstrike admitted that an update to its ‘Falcon Sensor,’ which searches for viruses and malicious attacks was to blame.

TD Bank, Visa, Zelle and Bank of America have all been impacted and tech market analyst Dan Ives told DailyMail.com that the global outage 'will take 24 to 36 hours to fully get under control.'

TD Bank, Visa, Zelle and Bank of America have all been impacted and tech market analyst Dan Ives told DailyMail.com that the global outage ‘will take 24 to 36 hours to fully get under control.’

People took to social media to complain about the outage’s impact on the financial implications, with one person writing on X: ‘No direct deposit yet. Global it outage coupled with TD being Canada’s crappiest big 5 bank now means could be a bit.’ 

Another person wrote: ‘My company was not affected by the IT outage but our payroll software was. Happy Friday.’ 

One Bank of America customer wrote on Downdetector that they weren’t able to deposit a check at a local branch at 11:30 a.m..

The customer said when she went back five hours later, the money was ‘still not available’ and there wasn’t any record that the check was deposited.

TD Bank issued a statement at 2 p.m. ET, 12 hours after the outage began, telling customers that many of its impacted systems have been restored but warned that they may still experience service delays and longer wait times.

The Crowdstrike outage impacted Microsoft’s 365 apps and Azure service that are used by more than 50 percent of Fortune 500 companies and eight of the top financial institutions across 43 US states.

Microsoft 365 is a cloud-powered platform that helps businesses protect against cyber threats and keep information secure and private for shared files and email messages and links.

Its Defender for Office app helps prevent, detect and respond to phishing and ransomware threats.

Azure is a cloud firewall security serves that provides threat protections for files, data and other apps.

The software failure grounded airplanes, disrupted 911 call centers, and caused government agencies like the Social Security Administration to shut down for the day.

Crowdstrike has assured customers that the outage was not caused by a cybersecurity attack, but tech market analyst Dan Ives told DailyMail.com that the global outage is ‘an epic disaster’ and it ‘will take 24 to 36 hours to fully get under control.’

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Tunisia’s President Saied says will seek re-election amid intensified ‘crackdown on opposition’

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Tunisia’s President Kais Saied said Friday he will stand for re-election in an October vote. The announcement comes  after Amnesty International said earlier this week that Tunisian authorities had intensified a “crackdown” on the political opposition.

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Praxis considering takeover of shopping centre owner Capital & Regional

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Property investment group Praxis is considering a takeover of shopping centre owner Capital & Regional.

Praxis, which manages 19 shopping centres in the UK, said it was considering a cash offer for the listed real estate investment trust (REIT). It has not given Capital & Regional any suggestion of what an offer price or terms could be.

Praxis has until the end of August 16 to announce a firm intention to make an offer or not. But it could extend the deadline if regulators agree.

Capital & Regional, which owns shopping centres in Edinburgh, London and Kent, says it has assets worth £373 million.

The news stoked fears that another business could quit the London stock market soon. Capital & Regional shares have been listed since 1993. They rose 1.4 per cent, or 0.9p, to 65p yesterday.

Best foot forward: Praxis, which manages 19 shopping centres in the UK, said it was in considering a cash offer for Capital & Regional

Best foot forward: Praxis, which manages 19 shopping centres in the UK, said it was in considering a cash offer for Capital & Regional

Praxis is the third potential buyer to have expressed an interest in less than two months.

NewRiver made a proposal to Capital & Regional’s largest stakeholder in May when Vukile Property Fund also withdrew a bid.

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French lawmakers cry foul after suspected ballot-stuffing in National Assembly

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French lawmakers called for an investigation on Friday amid suspicions of ballot-stuffing in a vote for deputy speakers in the National Assembly. A re-vote led to the election of deputies from the hard left to the centre right, but none from the far right.

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Inside Thailand’s incredible railway-themed hotel that time-warps guests to the golden era of rail travel, with vintage train carriages upcycled into luxury bedrooms and a ‘Poirot bar’

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When I arrive at InterContinental Khao Yai Resort, I’m instructed to ring a gold bell.

The bell isn’t supposed to summon anyone.

Rather, it mimics the platform bell rung before trains depart from railway stations in Thailand, where the hotel is located.

It’s a clever way to throw me into the concept behind the retreat – recreating the ‘golden age’ of rail travel in Thailand, a period beginning in the late 1800s when the country’s first railway system was established under King Rama V’s reign. 

It’s a theme bound to the resort’s setting in Nakhon Ratchasima, a province that flourished as a railway hub in that era. To realise this vision, vintage train carriages have been recast as sumptuous hotel suites and dining areas. Separate guesthouses, with 45 retro rooms between them, are named after local railway stations.

Ailbhe MacMahon stays at InterContinental Khao Yai Resort in Thailand, which recreates the 'golden age' of rail travel in the country. To realise this vision, derelict vintage train carriages have been upcycled and restored as sumptuous hotel suites and dining areas

Ailbhe MacMahon stays at InterContinental Khao Yai Resort in Thailand, which recreates the ‘golden age’ of rail travel in the country. To realise this vision, derelict vintage train carriages have been upcycled and restored as sumptuous hotel suites and dining areas

Nineteen suites are housed in 2.5m- (8ft) wide carriages. Ailbhe stays in a Heritage Railcar One Bedroom Pool Villa (above)

Nineteen suites are housed in 2.5m- (8ft) wide carriages. Ailbhe stays in a Heritage Railcar One Bedroom Pool Villa (above)

Ailbhe's villa features a curtained outdoor tub. She describes her room as 'opulent'

Ailbhe’s villa features a curtained outdoor tub. She describes her room as ‘opulent’

It’s all the invention of Bangkok-based designer Bill Bensley, who says it’s ‘a time warp into another era, filled with train memorabilia I collected myself’.

After my bell-ringing session, a waistcoat-wearing staff member escorts me to ‘Khao Yai Station’ (the reception) to check in.

Beneath its gable roof is a train departures board and a ticket window. A cart piled with antique trunks is parked outside. A nook holds a train conductor’s bunk bed with vintage Playboy magazines hidden underneath the mattress. 

The hotel's lobby area (above) is called 'Khao Yai Station'. Ailbhe writes: 'Beneath its gable roof is a train departures board and a ticket window. A cart piled with antique trunks is parked outside. A nook holds a train conductor’s bunk bed with vintage Playboy magazines hidden underneath the mattress'

The hotel’s lobby area (above) is called ‘Khao Yai Station’. Ailbhe writes: ‘Beneath its gable roof is a train departures board and a ticket window. A cart piled with antique trunks is parked outside. A nook holds a train conductor’s bunk bed with vintage Playboy magazines hidden underneath the mattress’

The exterior of the station-style lobby

One of the spa carriages has been left partially unrenovated

LEFT: The exterior of the station-style lobby. RIGHT: One of the spa carriages has been left partially unrenovated

A sign above the toilets reads: ‘Do not flush when the train is in the station.’

I’m getting a kick from the theatre of it all.

I’m chauffeured by a golf buggy around the grounds, a former cornfield that, with zealous landscaping, has been turned into a verdant 19-hectare (47-acre) expanse surrounding a vast artificial lake.

Scanning the property, I see railway paraphernalia resourcefully put to use; luggage racks store cocktail glasses and railway sleepers mark out pathways.

What's brewing? The golden era of rail. Above is the elegant interior of the hotel's afternoon tea carriage

What’s brewing? The golden era of rail. Above is the elegant interior of the hotel’s afternoon tea carriage

Pictured above is the ‘Terminus’ poolside bar. Ailbhe remarks that she gets a kick from the theatre of the resort

Pictured above is the ‘Terminus’ poolside bar. Ailbhe remarks that she gets a kick from the theatre of the resort

The idea for the hotel, which opened two years ago under IHG, first came to Bensley when he saw a Bangkok trainyard full of derelict train carriages. So began his daydreams of bringing them back to life.

In a process he describes as a ‘scavenger hunt’, he tracked down carriages all over Thailand – some were long abandoned and clotted with tree roots. 

Radical upcycling of these carriages, which average 80 years old, followed. A crane planted them on the resort grounds.

Nineteen suites are housed in these 2.5m- (8ft) wide carriages, the name of the fictional train line ‘Khao Yai Express’ embellished on their sides in looping lettering.

Ailbhe's room, above, 'revolves around an odyssey to Cambodia, manifesting in richly patterned ceilings, golden bathroom fixtures and an angular headboard shaped like the towers of Angkor Wat'

Ailbhe’s room, above, ‘revolves around an odyssey to Cambodia, manifesting in richly patterned ceilings, golden bathroom fixtures and an angular headboard shaped like the towers of Angkor Wat’

Ailbhe says that while ensconced in her compartment (above), she can kid herself 'into thinking I’m rattling along on a supremely luxurious train journey'

Ailbhe says that while ensconced in her compartment (above), she can kid herself ‘into thinking I’m rattling along on a supremely luxurious train journey’

The shower and hallway in Ailbhe’s Heritage Railcar One Bedroom Pool Villa

A neighbouring carriage holds the 'Back On Track' spa

LEFT: The shower and hallway in Ailbhe’s Heritage Railcar One Bedroom Pool Villa. RIGHT: A neighbouring carriage holds the ‘Back On Track’ spa 

IMPORTANT EVENTS IN THAILAND’S RAIL HISTORY 

  • 1856: King Rama IV was gifted a model railway by Queen Victoria. His son, King Rama V – under whose reign Thailand’s railway system would go on to launch – was three years old at the time.
  • 1890: The state-owned rail operator, now known as the State Railway of Thailand, was founded as the Royal State Railways of Siam. At that time, Thailand was still the Kingdom of Siam. Its name changed to Thailand in 1939.
  • 1893: Thailand’s first railway, the Paknam Railway, was opened on April 11. The 21km- (13-mile) route connects Bangkok with Pak Nam, a town in central Thailand.
  • Early 1940s: The Thai-Burma Railway, also known as the ‘Death Railway’, was constructed by Southeast Asian forced labourers and Allied prisoners of war, under the command of the Japanese. The transport system was a supply route for the Japanese from Ban Pong in Thailand to Thanbyuzayat in Burma, modern-day Myanmar, during the Burma Campaign. More than 90,000 Southeast Asian civilians and 12,000 Allied prisoners of war died during the construction.
  • 1999: The BTS Skytrain, Bangkok’s elevated rapid train system, was opened. It was modelled on the SkyTrain in Vancouver, Canada.

 

The resort's tiny wooden tram car

The resort’s tiny wooden tram car

Each one is a canvas for Bensley’s wonderfully far-reaching imagination, designed to represent a make-believe train journey to a real destination.

My ‘Heritage Railcar Pool Villa’ revolves around an odyssey to Cambodia, manifesting in richly patterned ceilings, golden bathroom fixtures and an angular headboard shaped like the towers of Angkor Wat.

Inside this opulent compartment, I can kid myself into thinking I’m rattling along on a supremely luxurious train journey.

Stepping outside brings me back to my stationary reality; on my patio, a pool and curtained outdoor tub fixedly overlook some of the 30,000-plus trees on site.

Khao Yai National Park, Thailand’s oldest national park, lies a short distance away.

A neighbouring carriage holds the ‘Back On Track’ spa. ‘A new experience… a spa on a train!’ my massage therapist Pim warmly announces ahead of my treatment. 

Nearby train cars hold a kids’ club, an afternoon tea venue and a sultry cocktail bar, each a playful study of period glamour.

Parallels with the Orient Express are addressed at the moodily-lit brasserie restaurant ‘Poirot’, named after the star detective from Agatha Christie’s 1934 best-seller Murder on the Orient Express. 

Murder mystery parties are often hosted here, I learn over an elegant meal of mushroom-truffle tart and Chenin blanc wine from the nearby GranMonte vineyard.

Breakfast the next morning is had at Somying’s Kitchen. 

Though the restaurant specialises in Thai cuisine, it’s pure Americana in design, imitating an old-time diner with baby blue leatherette booths and vintage posters advertising the Pennsylvania Railroad.

Before I leave, I enquire about taking a spin on the resort’s tiny wooden train car, which volleys along a 500m (1,640ft) track line. 

Each carriage is designed to represent a make-believe train journey to a real destination

Each carriage is designed to represent a make-believe train journey to a real destination

A Bunk Bed Premium Lake Vie room at IHG Khao Yai Resort

A Bunk Bed Premium Lake Vie room at IHG Khao Yai Resort

I’m told I must pick up a ticket for it at ‘Khao Yai Station’. Of course! 

The slip I’m handed reads: ‘Khao Yai to Bangkok, special express, first class.’

These replicas of genuine Thai train tickets were the idea of Resort Manager Danuphol Thawachoo. 

He tells me they’re a reminder of his childhood, when his family would travel from southern Thailand to Bangkok by train.

Nostalgia has a home here. 

Through a winning blend of retro whimsy and good, old-fashioned luxury, the resort manufactures a fantasy of Thai railway history. 

A stay here is an express line to a bygone era.

Named after the star detective from Agatha Christie¿s 1934 best-seller Murder on the Orient Express, the Poirot bar, above, hosts murder mystery parties

Named after the star detective from Agatha Christie’s 1934 best-seller Murder on the Orient Express, the Poirot bar, above, hosts murder mystery parties

Parallels with the Orient Express are addressed at the brasserie restaurant 'Poirot', seen above

A bird's eye view of InterContinental Khao Yai and some of its 30,000 trees

LEFT: Parallels with the Orient Express are addressed at the brasserie restaurant ‘Poirot’. RIGHT: A bird’s eye view of InterContinental Khao Yai and some of its 30,000 trees

Breakfast in the morning is had at Somying's Kitchen, above

Breakfast in the morning is had at Somying’s Kitchen, above

TRAVEL FACTS 

Ailbhe was hosted by InterContinental Khao Yai Resort. Standard rooms are priced from THB10,730 (£229/$290) per night (including breakfast), plus service charge and taxes. Railway suites are priced from THB16,650 (£356/$450) per night. Visit khaoyai.intercontinental.com.

Pros: The innovative upcycling and storybook interior design – everywhere you look you discover fabulous little design details. Secret-garden-style landscaping, genuinely warm staff and an excellent selection of food and drinks complete the picture.

Cons: Though it’s the area’s main attraction, the Khao Yai National Park is tricky to access from the hotel, unless you have a car. It’s best to visit it as part of a tour, which the hotel can organise.

Rating out of five: *****

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Travel by train

The nearest train station is Pak Chong station, a 45-minute drive away. Trains between Pak Chong and Bangkok run multiple times a day.

For more on the national park – www.tourismthailand.org/Attraction/khao-yai-national-park. 

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Dozens of Haitian migrants died at sea on Wednesday after their boat caught fire, the International Organization for Migration said Friday. More than forty migrants survived and are receiving care provided by the UN agency, whose Haiti chief said that extreme gang violence has pushed people in the country to take “desperate measures” to flee.

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Two dead and 28 sick from sliced deli meat contaminated with deadly bacteria

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A listeria outbreak linked to sliced deli meats has killed two people and sickened more than two dozen others. 

The CDC announced Friday that 28 people across 12 states had seen sickened by the bacteria listeria, which has been linked to sliced deli meats, and two have died. 

The health agency is warning people to not eat meats bought at deli counters unless they are reheated to an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit – a temperature high enough to kill the bacteria. 

Keeping the meats cold does not eliminate listeria.  

CDC investigators are still collecting information on the outbreak in order to determine the exact sources of the listeria.  

More than two dozen people across 12 states have seen sickened by the bacteria listeria, which has been linked to sliced deli meats

More than two dozen people across 12 states have seen sickened by the bacteria listeria, which has been linked to sliced deli meats

The CDC said: ‘Many people in this outbreak are reporting eating meats that they had sliced at deli counters.’

For vulnerable populations, such as the elderly, people with weakened immune systems or pregnant women, the CDC advises taking extra precautions and avoiding deli meats unless they have been properly reheated. 

These people should also clean all surfaces and containers that may have come into contact with sliced deli meats. 

The CDC did not reveal where the outbreak had hit, what specific products were affected or how many people had been hospitalized. 

The announcement comes one day after it was revealed two people died and 10 were sickened in Canada by listeria in almond milk and other dairy-free alternatives.

Nine of those people were hospitalized and most of the cases were in Ontario. 

They had consumed either the Silk-branded oat, almond, cashew or coconut milk alternatives 

Listeria monocytogenes is a bacteria that can cause listeriosis, a bacterial infection that can lead to severe illness and death. 

Warning signs of an infection with listeria include nausea, cramps, diarrhea and constipation — which generally emerge within hours to three days of consuming contaminated food.

More than 90 percent of patients are hospitalized, the FDA says.

In severe cases, the bacteria can spread to the nervous system and cause meningitis — inflammation of the fluid surrounding the brain — and sepsis.

Both can prove fatal.

Those with weakened immune systems and people older than 60 are at particularly high risk from the infection, officials say.

Pregnant women are also at higher risk of suffering a miscarriage if they contract listeria because the bacteria can spread to the fetus.

Approximately 1,600 people are infected with listeria in the US every year, estimates suggest, while about 260 people die.

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Protesters storm prison in Bangladesh as death toll from unrest tops 100

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Student protesters in Bangladesh on Friday stormed a prison, freeing possibly hundreds of inmates, and staged rallies in the capital Dhaka despite a police ban on gatherings and a widespread internet shutdown. The death toll amid unrest this week topped 100 as protests continued against a quota system for state jobs. 

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Shoaib Bashir got bashed at times by the West Indies on Day Two at Trent Bridge but England’s young spin bowler is still learning on the job, writes NASSER HUSSAIN

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  • Shoaib Bashir took two wickets on Day Two of the second Test at Trent Bridge
  • The young England spin bowler is beginning needs time to find his standing
  • Ben Stokes is standing by the 20-year-old talent who has his best years ahead 

This was a decent start to Shoaib Bashir’s home Test career, but because of his age and lack of experience there is much to learn for a player identified as a component of next year’s Ashes attack.

Bashir was always going to be looked after by England captain Ben Stokes and even when he went for some boundaries, he was kept on, bringing back memories of the emotional intelligence Stokes showed towards Tom Hartley in India earlier this year.

One thing you must remember about Bashir is that he is 20 and as a spinner, you’re probably not peaking in international cricket until you hit 30.

In contrast to Graeme Swann, who spent 10 years learning his craft in county cricket and didn’t make his debut until 29, he is learning on the job.

Learning about the control required by an off-spinner in the first innings of a Test match when there isn’t a lot of spin there.

Shoaib Bashir was England's best bowler on Day Two at Trent Bridge as he claimed two wickets

Shoaib Bashir was England’s best bowler on Day Two at Trent Bridge as he claimed two wickets

The 20-year-old spin bowler (middle) was looked after by his England team-mates at Trent Bridge

The 20-year-old spin bowler (middle) was looked after by his England team-mates at Trent Bridge

England captain Ben Stokes (left) showed confidence in Bashir's bowling capabilities

England captain Ben Stokes (left) showed confidence in Bashir’s bowling capabilities

Before lunch on Friday, he bowled a bit too straight. In contrast to someone like Joe Root, who is more round arm, Bashir releases the ball right up at the horizontal and so the ball can keep going down leg side on the angle.

Post-lunch, he changed that, bowling a little bit more outside off, slower, with more flight, inviting more modes of dismissal. Bowling straight, you might get a caught round the corner or a catch in the deep like his first wicket when excellent work from Harry Brook got rid of Mikyle Louis.

But targeting the top of off stump brings in bowled through the gate – think of Swann’s 2009 dismissals of Ricky Ponting – catches for slip and wicketkeeper plus LBW.

It also helps a spinner having fast bowlers at the other end because like batting, bowling is about partnerships. If Mark Wood is roughing opponents up with bouncer after bouncer, they question where they are going to score and attack the other end.

Bashir has to realise that sides are going to come after him and he coped with that pretty well. For example, he got hit for a boundary from a bit of a hack from Louis and dismissed him next ball. Stokes will know that the only way England’s first-choice spinner is going to get better is by bowling.

What they’re looking for him to do is to get over spin and some drop on the ball, looking to go past the outside edge of left-handers’ bats and hit off stump when bowling to right-handers.

It was an interesting day all round for England because they’ve got to win in the present and think of the future as well because if you’re going to win in Australia – as well as being a bit more ruthless with the bat and getting big runs – you must get wickets on flat pitches.

English cricket need more of these kind of days if they are going to win away from home and they have a captain who is excellent at trying to find ways of dismissing opponents, working out on pitches like this that do nothing – no swing, reverse swing or spin – that it requires imagination like Gus Atkinson executed banging the ball into the set Kraigg Brathwaite.

Bashir releases the ball right up at the horizontal and so the ball can keep going down leg side on the angle

Bashir releases the ball right up at the horizontal and so the ball can keep going down leg side on the angle

Bashir has to realise that sides are going to come after him and he coped with that pretty well

Bashir has to realise that sides are going to come after him and he coped with that pretty well

For a Test spinner, very rarely does a pitch turn first innings, maybe off the damp occasionally, but then second time round it suddenly starts to turn and everyone says ‘over to you.’

It can be a hard lesson, but Swann is a good example to Bashir, because when he started his career with Northamptonshire, he could rely on deceiving the batter off the pitch. 

Only when he moved to the less spin-friendly ground here at Trent Bridge was he forced to deceive the batter in the air.

Moving to Nottinghamshire made Swann an international bowler and Bashir will have to develop the same art in readiness for touring Australia in 16 month’s time. That’s how Nathan Lyon gets his wickets, and yesterday Bashir began shaping his learning curve.

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