Listeria Risk: California Fruit Recalled Across Canada
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency released a food recall warning for Sweet 2 Eat brand fruit products imported from California because of concerns about a possible listeria monocytogenes contamination, which can cause symptoms such as vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache and neck stiffness.
Recalled Sweet 2 Eat fruits include whole peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots. For a full list visit the CIFA website. The federal agency urges consumers to throw out the potentially contaminated fruit or return it to the store they were purchased from.
The Wawona Packing Co. released a statement about the recall, quoting company President Brent Smittcamp as saying "We are aware of no illnesses related to the consumption of these products, by taking the precautionary step of recalling product, we will minimize even the slightest risk to public health, and that is our priority."
Russian Tennis Pro Maria Kirilenko Calls Off Engagement to NHL Player Alex Ovechkin
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According to the Russian Tennis Federation, Capitals player Alex Ovechkin and Maria Kirilenko ended their engagement.
In a statement to R-Sport, Kirilenko said she had “decided to terminate the engagement,” but did not wish to go into details. Kirilenko said she would be “concentrating on getting prepared for the nearest tournament,” and wished Ovechkin “continued athletic success.”
George Harrison Memorial Tree Killed, Beetles Are to Blame
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The George Harrison memorial pine tree in Los Angeles' Griffith Park, originally planted in 2004, perished via insect infestation, according to the Los Angeles Times. The beetle onslaught proved to be too much for the 10-foot-plus tree, but Los Angeles Councilman Tom LaBonge says the tree is due to be replanted.
The Ultimate 'Simpsons' Marathon
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FXX plans to marathon the entire "Simpsons" series next month between Aug. 21 and Sept. 1. The marathon will be the longest one in TV history, including all 25 seasons of the show and the Simpsons movie, to which FXX acquired the rights for a solid $750 million, according to the Verge.
The marathon will run 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so get comfortable.
James Rodriguez Signs 6-Year Deal With Real Madrid
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James Rodriguez, the 23-year-old soccer player, signed a six-year deal with Real Madrid for the price of $108 million, the Associated Press reports. The Colombian forward, who scored the most goals of any player at the 2014 World Cup, is expected to start on the new squad Aug. 1.