David Dines has been appointed Cargill Inc.'s new chief financial officer and Marcel Smits, who currently fills that role, will step into a new position leading the company's operations in Asia. The changes, announced Tuesday, are part of one of the largest makeovers in the top offices at Cargill since David MacLennan became chief executive in late 2013. Cargill also announced a new general counsel and chief compliance officer, Anna Richo, after the company's top lawyer, Laura Witte, retired in May following 33 years at the business. Most recently, Richo was executive vice president and general counsel of UCB, a multinational biopharmaceutical company based in Belgium. Dines and Smits will assume the new positions Dec. 1 and Richo will join the company in January. Dines currently heads metals and shipping, but is perhaps best known for helping create and grow Cargill's risk-management business. The company's risk-management division offers price risk solutions for agriculture, energy … [Read more...] about Major executive shuffle at Cargill: Dines appointed CFO as Smits heads to Asia
Breaking News Emails Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE Oct. 30, 2018 / 9:10 PM GMT By Associated Press NEW YORK — Pizza bagels, chewing gum and bottled water want to play a starring new role in our diets: Foods that can be called healthy. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is revamping its definition of healthy to reflect our changing understanding of nutrition science. The push is fueling debate about eating habits and what the new standard should say. Frozen food-makers are seeking special rules for "mini meals," citing little pizza bagels and dumplings as examples that might qualify. Chewing gum and bottled water companies say they should no longer be shut out from using the term just because their products don't provide nutrients. Advocacy groups and health professionals are also weighing in, raising concerns about ingredients like sugar. Some say the word healthy is inherently … [Read more...] about Could gum, bottled water and pizza bagels get ‘healthy’ label from FDA?
Vince Ellis Detroit Free Press Published 3:24 PM EDT Oct 30, 2018 The mother of Zeke Upshaw, the Grand Rapids Drive player who died two days after collapsing on the court during a game, has refiled a wrongful death suit with the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. The action occurred last week. Upshaw, 26, collapsed at The DeltaPlex Arena near the end of a game on March 24. The response by the medical staff for the Drive, Gatorade League affiliate of the Detroit Pistons, forms the basis of the lawsuit filed against the DeltaPlex and Steve Jbara's SSJ Group, a Birmingham-based LLC that shares ownership of the Drive with the Pistons. The Pistons and the NBA are also listed as defendants in the action. The original suit was filed in May at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York but was withdrawn. The suit reveals that less than a year before Upshaw died, he fainted while playing basketball and was diagnosed with heart … [Read more...] about Zeke Upshaw lawsuit refiled with Michigan U.S. court
By Marcy de Luna Published 9:13 am CDT, Tuesday, October 30, 2018 Cristiano Ronaldo is in and Selena Gomez is out. On Instagram, that is. Cristiano Ronaldo is in and Selena Gomez is out. On Instagram, that is. Photo: Shaun Botterill, Getty Images/Kevin Mazur/MG18/Getty Images Ronaldo has taken over as the most-followed celeb on IG. Gomez has been on a social media break since September 23.>>>Click through to see things you never knew about Selena Gomez. Ronaldo has taken over as the most-followed celeb on IG. Gomez has been on a social media break since September 23. >>>Click through to see things you never knew about Selena Gomez. Photo: Photo By JB Lacroix/WireImage Her mother had her when she was just 16, and they were living paycheck-to-paycheck.Photo: Selena Gomez Instagram Her mother had her … [Read more...] about Selena Gomez No More: Cristiano Ronaldo Reigns On Instagram
MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin agriculture officials are investigating a rare outbreak of bovine tuberculosis on a Waunakee farm. Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection officials announced Tuesday that tests show three cows from Maier Farms LLC have tested positive for the disease. Agriculture officials say the strain of bovine TB in the cows matches a strain found in a Maier Farms worker in 2015, indicating the worker may have infected the herd. Animals often don't show signs of infection until the disease reaches an advanced stage, which can take years. DATCP officials are tracing all animals that have moved off the farm over the last five years. Federal agriculture officials typically record about 8 cases nationwide annually. The last instance of bovine TB in Wisconsin was in the mid-1990s. … [Read more...] about State confirms rare bovine tuberculosis in Waunakee cows