Nestlé USA issues recall on ready-to-bake products

first_imgNationwide—Nestlé USA is issuing a voluntary recall on its ready-to-bake- cookie dough. The company said the cookie dough may have food-grade rubber pieces in it.This voluntary recall covers specific batch codes of the following products, which include ready-to-bake refrigerated Nestlé Toll House Cookie Dough bars, tubs, and tube-shaped “chubs.”There are several products recalled, but the recall is limited only to the ready-to-bake refrigerated products with batch codes that begin with 9189 through batch codes that begin with 9295. No illnesses or injuries have been reported.To see them all, click here.last_img

USC researchers tackle medical issues at the Michelson Center

first_imgUSC professor Peter Kuhn speaks about his motivation for researching cancer solutions and his hope to reduce conflicts between the patient and physician over performance status. Emily Smith | Daily TrojanSince its opening, the Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience has allowed USC professors and students to develop groundbreaking biomedical research.The progress of their research was presented by the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences and Viterbi School of Engineering at a workshop on the “Wicked Problem of Cancer and the Art of Convergence” on May 23.The event, which was held at  Michelson Hall, included a cocktail reception, a lecture by Dr. Peter Kuhn and a tour of the building. USC alumni and several members of the Board of Trustees attended the event.Following the cocktail reception, Assistant Vice President of Alumni Relations Danielle Harvey Stinson addressed attendees. In her address, Stinson shed light on the research being conducted and performed at the Michelson Center.“Imagine researchers using metal detection techniques, like the ones used by mining companies and airport security, to view tumor cells on a molecular level not seen before or taking a simple blood test to tell whether or not you may have cancer,” Stinson said. “These are just two of scores of research projects in the works here in the Michelson Hall.”Stinson explained that the different approaches to research,  taken by the Michelson Center, ranging from the fields of medicine to engineering, will have a profound impact on healthcare and spur innovation in the future. “These scientists and engineers are coming together to fast track the development of new drug therapy, high tech diagnostics and biomedical devices,” Stinson said.Once Stinson made her introduction, professor Peter Kuhn discussed how researching solutions to cancer would help make the future more transparent.“We call this convergent science because we believe that cancer is indeed a wicked problem. . . a problem for which little amount of solutions currently exist,” Kuhn said. “The problem space is in fact not owned by a particular discipline. Because of this, the solution space is not yet well defined and it is certainly unclear.”Kuhn began his address by thanking research sponsors as well as  USC faculty across the different schools whom worked with the Michelson Center. He went on to speak about his motivation for cancer research and the goals of his studies at the Michelson Center.“Those of us not yet diagnosed with cancer will never really truly understand that upon diagnosis, the disease is with you for the rest of your life,” Kuhn said. “That simple fact is something that distinguishes cancer from breaking a leg. If you break a leg, you have this very simple, straightforward expectation that you will put a cast on it. The notion of curing cancer is not as simple.” Kuhn explained that there were three things to consider regarding patient care: patient health, patient forecasting and disease status. According to Kuhn, patients and physicians  often disagree over performance status. The Michelson Center, along with its partners, has developed a tool called ATOM-HP to reduce this conflict. “[ATOM-HP] will improve the interaction between the patient and the physician and it will improve the drug development process,” Kuhn said. Based on the results of clinical trials, Khun said that the tool allowed researchers to discover that patients with a low activity rate are at higher risk of unexpected healthcare events.Kuhn also addressed the audience about characterizing cancer over time and metastasis, the spread of a pathogenic agent from one location of the body to another.Presenting data obtained from breast cancer patients, Kuhn stated that there is an issue of space and time due to the different probabilities with which cancer can reach organs in the body. Using a familiar metaphor to explain the concept, Kuhn compared finding cancer cells to looking for a needle in a haystack.Kuhn ended his lecture by providing a brief description and analysis of a treatment product for prostate cancer, developed in conjunction with Epic Science Inc., a company that develops medical diagnostics on tumor cells“We have dozens of therapies available,” Kuhn said. “It is really critical that we get it right every single time, not just the first time but every single time, because every patient will benefit the most if we have choice after choice available for them throughout this journey through cancer.”last_img read more

Group says Iowa has two of the ‘most threatened’ waterways

first_imgDES MOINES — The group American Rivers says two of the nation’s ten most threatened waterways border Iowa, the Upper Mississippi and the Lower Missouri.The 35th annual America’s Most Endangered Rivers report is a list of rivers said to be at a crossroads. Olivia Dorothy, the group’s Iowa spokeswoman, cites increasingly severe flooding caused by climate change, along with poor river management.“Every time it floods, everyone rushes to the banks and starts flood fighting,” Dorothy says. “This is what’s known as an ‘everyone for themselves’ approach to flood plain management. It’s very chaotic. Basically, what it does is it means we have no idea where that water is going to go during a flood event.”Temporary flood barriers and sandbags are resource-intensive and require a lot of manpower to deploy, so Dorothy says those simply aren’t sensible solutions, especially during a pandemic. “We really need to start looking at the river and thinking about how can we manage this in a way that allows for the river to rise and fall without creating an emergency,” Dorothy says, “and give the river some space to flood safely.”There was historic flooding on the Missouri River last year that forced some southwest Iowans to abandon their homes and businesses for months. Dorothy says that the river’s flood management plan dates back to just after the Civil War and it’s focused on levees and trying to keep the river out of its flood plain.“As we build more levees and as we build those levees higher, it’s actually increasing the risk that those levees are going to fail catastrophically,” Dorothy says. “We’re seeing, year after year, the Missouri River is flooding, levees are breaking and we’re just going back in and rebuilding those levees exactly where they were before.”Cedar Rapids is a good example, she says, of how a community can make more room for a river to flood safely without threatening the public while also restoring the ecosystem. Of the ten rivers on this year’s nationwide endangered list, the Upper Mississippi ranks number-one and the Lower Missouri is number-two.last_img read more

Ohio officials slam Trump, GOP after Dayton visit

first_imgOhio officials did not have nice things to say about Trump or Republicans following the President’s visit to Dayton on Wednesday.President Trump’s visit came in the wake of a mass shooting which occurred in Dayton Sunday and claimed the lives of nine people.Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown says he plead with President Trump to take assault weapons off the streets of America. Talking to reporters Wednesday along with Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley, the Ohio Democrat said Republicans have “been in bed” with the NRA for years.Mayor Whaley said Wednesday that she told Trump that strengthening gun laws used to be a bipartisan issue, but now “Washington will not move.”Brown added that he’s very concerned that Trump’s rhetoric is dividing the nation.Whaley also noted that it was a good thing Trump didn’t speak in the Oregon District because the community has protested the his “behavior.”Trump has faced severe backlash following two mass shootings that left 31 people dead in less than 24 hours. Americans have called on Trump and lawmakers to find a solution to the mass shooting epidemic that’s been sweeping the nation.Related content:FL Red Flag Law in Spotlight Following Mass Shootingslast_img read more

Ten Years After 9/11, Lessons Remain Unlearned, Says Kean

first_imgTen Years After 9/11, Lessons Remain Unlearned, Says KeanBy John BurtonWEST LONG BRANCH — The Sept. 11 terrorist attacks left deep scars in America but we still have not learned the lessons of that tragic day, says former NJ Governor Thomas H. Kean, former chair of the 9/11 Commission.Kean participated in a three-person panel at Monmouth University last Thursday for a program titled “9/11—A Ten Year Perspective.Joining the former Governor were Virginia Bauer, whose husband was killed in the World Trade Center in lower Manhattan that day; and Lewis Eisenberg, a Rumson resident and former chairman of the board for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.President George W. Bush selected Kean to serve as chair of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks on the United States, with the commission eventually offering its comprehensive and controversial findings in a lengthy report that actually became a national bestselling book.Kean, who served as Governor from 1982-1990, told the large audience that filled the university’s Wilson Hall, that he grew up in a time when we as a nation worried about nation-states—Nazi Germany, the Soviet Union. “We felt these oceans kept us secure, was the prevailing attitude in this nation, Kean said. But this attack, the first on U.S. soil since the War of 1812, he said, was perpetrated by 19 men.With the assistance of Lee Hamilton, a former Indiana congressman who served as the commission’s vice-chair, Kean, a Republican, the commission drafted its report. And the findings were troubling, as Kean went on to explain to the audience. “Agency after agency after agency failed us,” he said, noting that the Bush Administration actually had tried to keep information out of the commission’s hand; but “the commission was tough” and continued to seek out the information.The goal was two-fold, with the commission intent on finding out what happened and how to prevent it from happening again. But, “10 years after Congress still has not passed a bill to give first responders what they need to talk to each other,” a fatal flaw on 9/11, he said, pointing to the failures in responding to Hurricane Katrina in 2008, where these issues again showed themselves.“So, we got a lot to do still,” he said.Bauer, a lifelong Monmouth County resident, told of losing her husband, David, and how that tragedy inspired her activism, working on behalf of victims’ families. “For whatever reason I had the strength and determination to help others,” she said.“Perhaps one of the most important things we needed to do was to probe and ask questions,” about what happened and what could happen,” Bauer said of her work.That work has led Bauer to eventually serve as the state’s commerce secretary as well as sitting on the Fort Monmouth Economic Redevelopment Planning Authority (FMERPA), which was convened to work on the redevelopment of the fort property as the U.S. Department of Defense prepared to close that installation; and she is currently a commissioner for the Port Authority, as well as holding a private sector job a chief executive officer with a security technology companyEisenberg, a former head at Goldman Sachs, was chairman of the Port Authority on Sept. 11, 2001. He said he got into New York later than usual that morning, and opted to go to a midtown office as opposed to his usual location in lower Manhattan. In its aftermath, Eisenberg said he had difficulty coming to terms with his emotions as he attended 34 funerals of those who were killed. One of them was a man he had worked with for years who called him on 9/11 wanting to know where Eisenberg was in the building so he could be ushered out. Eisenberg told the man he wasn’t on the location and was all right. That was the last time they spoke, he said.“During that time I wasn’t able to cry, to shed a tear,” he acknowledged. At least until the 10th anniversary, when he attended the ceremony at Ground Zero in New York and his wife pointed out that man’s name etched in the memorial, and he “walked as a spectator among heroes,’ and “I started to cry.”Last Thursday’s event was this year’s offering for the H.R. Young lecture series for the university’s Kislak Real Estate Institute and the Leon Hess Business School, which traditionally features distinguished members of the financial community.last_img read more

In Shimla, a café is run by prisoners

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Hardik Patel detained on way to meet former IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt in prison

first_imgCongress leader Hardik Patel and two party MLAs were on Wednesday detained while they were on way to Palanpur district prison in Gujarat to meet sacked IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt, an official said.Bhatt, who was in June awarded life sentence in a custodial death case, is currently lodged at the Palanpur district jail.“We were expecting law and order issues at the jail in Palanpur, so we detained around 30 people, including Hardik Patel, Congress MLAs from Palanpur and Patan and their supporters, when they entered Palanpur to go to the sub-jail to meet Bhatt,” Superintendent of Police Niraj Badgujar said. The two MLAs who have been detained are Mahesh Patel of Palanpur and Kirit Patel of Patan.last_img

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QLD – Brisbane City Cobras U/18s Trials, Kedron

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10 months agoBarcelona coach Valverde insists he’s happy working with Dembele

first_imgBarcelona coach Valverde insists he’s happy working with Dembeleby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona coach Ernesto Valverde insists he’s happy working with Ousmane Dembele.The Dembele situation has also been an interesting one for Valverde to deal with but on this occasion, he was only concerned with discussing the Frenchman’s playing talents.”I have always considered him one of the best in the world, as I also believe Coutinho to be too,” he said.”We also have plenty more in the team of that profile and that’s why they are here.”He is coming off the back of two beautiful goals and we all hope that he will continue like this.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img