Washington D.C. — Conagra Brands, Inc., a Russellville, Ark. establishment, is recalling approximately 2,094,186 pounds of frozen entrees due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The product contains milk, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label.The P.F. Chang’s Home Menu Chicken Pad Thai and Chicken Fried Rice are frozen, heat treated, not fully cooked and not shelf stable. They were produced on various dates between Oct. 1, 2018 and April 11, 2019, with “Best By” dates of Sept. 26, 2019 through April 5, 2020. The chart contains a list of the products subject to recall.[View Labels (PDF only)]The products subject to this recall bear establishment number “EST. P-115,” which appears on the panel above the nutritional statement as “P115” along with the best by date. These items were shipped to retail locations nationwide and impacts only the P.F. Chang’s Home Menu Brand products listed. It does not include any product sold at P.F. Chang’s restaurants.The problem was discovered when Conagra Brands, Inc. conducted a routine label verification check and determined that the product did not declare milk on the label.There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.FSIS is concerned that some product may be frozen and in consumers’ freezers. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify that recalling firms are notifying their customers of the recall and that actions are being taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution list will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.Consumers with questions about the recall can contact 1-800-860-3498. Members of the media with questions about the recall can contact Kristine Mulford, Manager of Communications at Conagra Brands, Inc. at [email protected] or at (312) 549-5522.
For years the Perry Commodores owned City League football. The last few years the Brashear Bulls dominated and were expected to do the same this season but that didn’t happen. Schenley, Oliver and Perry joined them atop of the League, with Schenley surprising everybody by winning their first title since 1950. In selecting our third annual All City football team the Courier kept this in mind with the selection of the players. The four top teams dominate the selections as they dominated league play, but all nine schools are represented. Helping us select the players were the coaches of all nine schools in the city, Woody Miller and the men in the booth who call the game and keep the stats, as well as our reporter and photographer who cover the teams. Schenley and Oliver tied for the best record at 7-1, and Perry and Brashear finished right behind them at 6-2. The other five teams finished under .500 with Peabody, Westinghouse and Carrick tied at 3-5, Allderdice 1-7 and Langley 0-8.The breakdown on the first team’s offense, defense and four special teams players has Schenley and Brashear tied with 8 each, Perry 6, and Oliver 5. The other five teams only placed two players on the first teams. Adding the second teams and honorable mentions, Schenley and Perry led the way with 15 each followed closely by Oliver, 14 and Brashear, 13. Rounding out the teams were Carrick, 10; Westinghouse, 6; Peabody 4; and Allderdice and Langley with 2 each.Henri Chatman was hands down the best quarterback in the City with everyone picking him to the first team. Then it became hard with Ryan Roeper from Carrick, a pure passer with high numbers and Darrell Cosby of Westinghouse who was an excellent running quarterback with much the same results. The other quarterbacks mentioned were Donte Jeter from Oliver and Greg McGhee from Perry. Beyond Chatman there was a drop off in talent at that position. Even Chatman’s production dropped from last season. He has been one of the top two to three quarterbacks in the City for the past three years. MANASSEH GARNER, JEROME MATHEWS, MARTISE SMITH JASON BELL Schenley Head Coach At the running back slot Bruce Patterson finished up his career as one of the greatest backs in City League history, with 643 yards on 129 carries even though he missed some games. Joining him in the backfield was Richard Lowry from Perry who continued that rich Commodore tradition by leading the league in rushing with 949 yards on 187 carries and Bruce Matthews from Schenley who had 663 yards on 154 carries despite missing some games. He was Schenley’s best offensive player and may have been the league’s Player of the Year if he hadn’t missed some games. These three were heads and shoulders over the rest.There wasn’t a whole lot of passing going on in the City which led to the drop off in production by receivers compared to the past few years when there was a rise. However, our Offensive Player of the Year was a receiver, but Manasseh Garner helped his team in so many other ways. He was Chatman’s main target, as a tight end, and wide receiver as well as being an excellent runner out of the backfield. He did whatever it took to help his team win. His major competition was teammate Chatman.Carrick receivers had the most impressive numbers behind the passing of Roeper with Jujuan Thomas and Travis Lewis being named to the first and second teams. Manny Reed, Brashear, and Martice Smith, Oliver, are the other two starting wide receivers.The offensive and defensive lines were generally made up of the same players. Much like college and the pros, these guys are the anchors of the teams. They determine if a team is a winner or loser but receive very little credit or publicity.The best linemen in the City belonged to Schenley, which is why they now hold the championship trophy. Andre Irish, Aaron Manker and Hykeem Moore anchored both the offense and the defense for the Spartans and the All City team. Irish surprisingly was picked as the Defensive Player of the Year. Surprisingly because it’s the first time a lineman has received this award, which generally goes to linebackers and defensive backs. He was clearly the best of the best. Joining Irish and Manker on the offensive line are Matt Dayton, Perry, Shane Phillips, Oliver and Carlos Saunders, Peabody. Joining he and Moore on the defensive line are Ed Mathis, Oliver; and Joshua Weiblinger. Manker is on the second team defense and Moore second team offense.Even though the Perry defense allowed the fewest points, it was Oliver that dominated the defensive team, placing eight players on the first and second team. Schenley was second with six. Perry only had three players selected. Once again there were an abundance of quality linebackers and defensive backs with Garner heading this list which includes two of the four linebackers being from Oliver and two of the four defensive backs from Schenley.The special teams were easy picks with kicker Cody Magiocca, Brashear and punter John Dubensky, Perry having practically no competition. Even though there were several excellent kick and punt returners this season D’Andre Black, Schenley, and Manny Reed were easy winners.The Coach of the Year was a tough pick between Jason Bell from Schenley and Tim Keefer from Oliver. Both did an outstanding job this season taking their teams to surprising 7-1 records in City League play. But the difference was Schenley beat Oliver to win the City League title, their first in 69 years, thus our Coach of the Year is Jason Bell.Congratulations to all the members of the 2009 New Pittsburgh Courier All City Football Team.OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR Manasseh Garner, BrashearDEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR Andre Irish, SchenleyCOACH OF THE YEAR Jason Bell, SchenleyFIRST TEAM ALL-CITY OFFENSE 2009QB Henri Chatman Brashear RB Bruce Patterson Brashear RB Jerome Mathews Schenley RB Richard Lowry Perry TE Manasseh Garner Brashear R Jujuan Thomas Carrick R Martice Smith Oliver R Manny Reed Brashear OL Andre Irish Schenley OL Aaron Manker Schenley OL Matt Dayton Perry OL Shane Phillips Oliver OL Carlos Saunders PeabodySECOND TEAM ALL-CITY OFFENSE 2009QB Ryan Roeper Carrick QB Darrell Cosby Westinghouse RB Rasheed McKamey Carrick RB Tyree Mathis Oliver RB David Pryor Westinghouse TE Tyrail Morgan Oliver R Marcus Falls Westinghouse R D’ Andre Black Schenley R Travis Lewis Carrick OL Hykeem Moore Schenley OL Keith Goralzick Carrick OL Saquan Thomas Westinghouse OL Ronell Moses Peabody OL Londele Cox PeabodyHONORABLE MENTIONQB Greg McGhee Perry QB Donté Jeter Oliver QB Mike Phleger Allderdice OL Joshua Weiblinger Perry OL Isiah Moore Westinghouse OL D. J. Smith Perry TE Titus Morris Perry OL Chantz Thomas Brashear DB Livingston Wright Schenley R Brian Gray Langley R Devin Grafoor Perry R Jaylen Coleman PeabodyFIRST TEAM ALL-CITY DEFENSE 2009DL Andre Irish Schenley DL Ed Mathis Oliver DL Hykeem Moore Schenley DL Joshua Weiblinger Perry LB Manasseh Garner Brashear LB Dion Mathews Perry LB David Marshall Oliver LB Tyrek Morgan Oliver DB Troy Nelson Perry DB Jeron Grayson Schenley DB Jerome Mathews Schenley DB Antwan Bell BrashearSECOND TEAM ALL-CITY DEFENSE 2009DL Aaron Manker Schenley DL Rich Potts Oliver DL Mike Barron Brashear DL Chantz Thomas Brashear LB Shane Phillips Oliver LB Jaylen Coleman Peabody LB Dillon Semian Brashear LB Tyrail Morgan Oliver DB D’Andre Black Schenley DB Jehosha Wright Oliver DB Louis Helms Langley DB Donté Jeter OliverHONORABLE MENTIONLB Taylor Campbell Schenley LB Tom Means Brashear DL Jordan Morris Perry LB Devante Grace Westinghouse DL Joe Hughes Carrick DL Frank Kalsek Carrick DL Kaleeq Anderson Westinghouse DL Livingston Wright Schenley DL Phillip Fergurson Oliver LB Ray Taylor Perry LB Jayme Thomas Carrick DL Duke Mulvihill Allderdice DL Steven Wicks PerrySPECIAL TEAMS Kicker Cody Magliocca Brashear Punter John Dubensky Perry PR D’ Andre Black Schenley KR Manny Reed BrashearCity League Stat Leaders QUARTERBACKS Completions Attempts Touchdowns Total Yards Henri Chapman Brashear 83 148 10 1,343 Ryan Roeper Carrick 58 126 14 811 Dante Jeter Oliver 37 99 05 791 Greg McGhee Perry 60 133 06 681 Shawn Smith Langley 56 115 12 608 RECEIVERS Receptions Yards Manasseh Garner Brashear 32 561 Jajuan Thomas Carrick 31 456 Brian Gray Langley 24 389 Marcus Falls Westinghouse 21 256 Devin Ghafoor Perry 18 194 RUSHERS Attempts Yards Richard Lowry Perry 187 949 Rasheed McKamey Carrick 146 680 Jerome Matthews Schenley 154 663 Bruce Patterson Brashear 129 643 Jaylen Coleman Peabody 79 507 (Information supplied by the City League official scorer and stat man Woody Miller. Numbers only applies to City League play.)
JUSTIN DOBBS (Courier Photo/William McBride/File) Former Allderdice star Justin Dobbs joins that elite company with his commitment to play at Grambling State University (GSU), a historically Black college/university (HBCU) in Louisiana.“I know I have the skills and ability to rise to the top again,” said Dobbs, a two-time New Pittsburgh Courier City League Basketball Player of the Year. “It took blood, sweat, and tears. Literally. And I’m willing to give the same effort and, hopefully, the same results.”One thing that Dobbs is looking forward to is working with his GSU coaching staff.“The thing that helped me pick Grambling was the fact that I never heard from an assistant,” Dobbs said.His head coach, Joseph Price, was a former standout guard at Notre Dame and played professionally for 13 seasons in eight different countries.“I think that Justin is coming into a great opportunity where he can come right in and get some playing time and to help us get to the top of the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC),” he said.All of Price’s assistants played Division-I, two of them at Notre Dame, and have been key in recruiting some notable NBA prospects.“Accumulatively, my assistants and I have recruited names such as George Hill (Indiana Pacers), Kenneth Fareid (Denver Nuggets) and former greats like Nate McMillan (Seattle SuperSonics) and Wally Szczerbiak (various teams) to name a few,” Price added.Dobbs finished his senior season as the city’s leading scorer, averaging over 20 points per game. As a sophomore, he played the unlikely hero in the city championship for the Dragons who would go on to win two more after that.This past year, Dobbs mainly played the small forward position. At 6-foot-3, he’s expressed enthusiasm about having an opportunity to playing point guard; and in Price’s motion offense that will give him an opportunity to display his ability to score.“I’ve already proven that I can handle the ball,” Dobbs said. “Now, I’m looking forward to having an opportunity to develop into a guy who can read a play and distribute the ball.”“We’re looking forward to having (Dobbs) come down and to receive the mentorship and film study that’s necessary for him to become more of a point guard,” Price said. “We like the fact that he’s a scorer, naturally, and how he’ll add depth to our offense around the perimeter.”A graduate of Allderdice, with honors, Dobbs also fits the profile of what Price wants academically and off-the-court.“(Justin) is interested in going to class, carrying himself with integrity, and earning a degree,” he said. “We need to change the perception of our program and we’d like to do that with our incoming freshman class. He is a great model of how we’d like to do to accomplish that.”(Malik Vincent can be reached at [email protected]pittsburghcourier.com or on [email protected]) by Malik VincentDeJuan Blair, D.J. Kennedy, and DeAndre Kane—all Schenley alum—are some of the last players from the City League to receive a rare Division I scholarship for basketball.
Red Bluff >> With 3 goals in the opening half and a pair in the second half Friday night, the Red Bluff Spartans soccer team cruised to a home win over the Enterprise Hornets, 5-1.With the win the Spartans go to 8-3-1 and are even at 1-1 in league play. They are scheduled to face the Chico Panthers (11-1-1 overall, 2-0 league) at 3:15 p.m. Wednesday in Chico.Lady Spartans 1, Enterprise 1Redding >> The Lady Spartans came from behind to tie the Enterprise Hornets Friday, 1-1, in Redding. …
Laura Grant is an assistant professor of economics at Claremont McKenna College. This post originally appeared at The Conversation. Other outcomes are mixedDST proponents also argue that changing times provides more hours for afternoon recreation and reduces crime rates. But time for recreation is a matter of preference. There is better evidence on crime rates: Fewer muggings and sexual assaults occur during DST months because fewer potential victims are out after dark.So overall, the net benefits from these three durational effects of crime, recreation, and energy use — that is, impacts that last for the duration of the time change — are murky.Other consequences of DST are ephemeral. I think of them as bookend effects, since they occur at the beginning and end of DST.When we “spring forward” in March we lose an hour, which comes disproportionately from resting hours rather than wakeful time. Therefore, many problems associated with springing forward stem from sleep deprivation. With less rest people make more mistakes, which appear to cause more traffic accidents and workplace injuries, lower workplace productivity due to cyberloafing, and poorer stock market trading.Even when we gain that hour back in the fall, we must readjust our routines over several days because the sun and our alarm clocks feel out of synchronization. Some impacts are serious: During bookend weeks, children in higher latitudes go to school in the dark, which increases the risk of pedestrian casualties. Dark commutes are so problematic for pedestrians that New York City is spending $1.5 million on a related safety campaign. And heart attacks increase after the spring time shift — it is thought because of lack of sleep — but decrease to a lesser extent after the fall shift. Collectively, these bookend effects represent net costs and strong arguments against retaining DST. By LAURA GRANTOn November 6, public service announcements reminded us to “fall back,” ending daylight saving time (DST) by setting our clocks an hour earlier. On November 7, many of us commuted home in the dark.This semiannual ritual shifts our rhythms and temporarily makes us groggy at times when we normally feel alert. Moreover, many Americans are confused about why we spring forward to DST in March and fall back in November, and whether it is worth the trouble.The practice of resetting clocks is not designed for farmers, whose plows follow the sun regardless of what time clocks say it is. Yet many people continue to believe that farmers benefit, including lawmakers during recent debates over changing California DST laws. Massachusetts is also studying whether to abandon DST.Changing our clocks does not create extra daylight. DST simply shifts when the sun rises and sets relative to our society’s regular schedule and routines. The key question, then, is how people respond to this enforced shift in natural lighting. Most people have to be at work at a certain time — say, 8:30 a.m. — and if that time comes an hour earlier, they simply get up an hour earlier. The effect on society is another question, and there, the research shows that DST is more burden than boon. Pick your own time zone?Spurred by many of these arguments, several states are considering unilaterally discontinuing DST. The California State Legislature considered a bill this term that would have asked voters to decide whether or not to remain on Pacific Standard Time year-round (the measure was passed by the State Assembly but rejected by the Senate).On the East Coast, Massachusetts has commissioned research on the impacts of dropping DST and joining Canada’s Maritime provinces on Atlantic Time, which is one hour ahead of Eastern Standard Time. If this occurred, Massachusetts would be an hour ahead of all of its neighboring states during winter months, and travelers flying from Los Angeles to Boston would cross five time zones.These proposals ignore a fundamental fact: Daylight saving time relies on coordination. If one state changes its clocks a week early, neighboring states will be out of sync.Some states have good reason for diverging from the norm. Notably, Hawaii does not practice DST because it is much closer to the equator than the rest of the nation, so its daylight hours barely change throughout the year. Arizona is the sole contiguous state that abstains from DST, citing its extreme summer temperatures. Although this disparity causes confusion for western travelers, the state’s residents have not changed clocks’ times for over 40 years.In my research on DST I have found that everyone has strong opinions about it. Many people welcome the shift to DST as a signal of spring. Others like the coordinated availability of daylight after work. Dissenters, including farmers, curse their loss of quiet morning hours.When the evidence about costs and benefits is mixed but we need to make coordinated choices, how should we make DST decisions? When the California State Senate opted to stick with DST, one legislator stated, “I like daylight savings. I just like it.” But politicians’ whims are not a good basis for policy choices.The strongest arguments support not only doing away with the switches but keeping the nation on daylight saving time year-round. Yet humans adapt. If we abandon the twice-yearly switch, we may eventually slide back into old routines and habits of sleeping in during daylight. Daylight saving time is the coordinated alarm to wake us up a bit earlier in the summer and get us out of work with more sunshine. No energy savingsBenjamin Franklin was one of the first thinkers to endorse the idea of making better use of daylight. Although he lived well before the invention of light bulbs, Franklin observed that people who slept past sunrise wasted more candles later in the evening. He also whimsically suggested the first policy fixes to encourage energy conservation: firing cannons at dawn as public alarm clocks and fining homeowners who put up window shutters.To this day, our laws equate daylight saving with energy conservation. However, recent research suggests that DST actually increases energy use.This is what I found in a study co-authored with Yale economist Matthew Kotchen. We used a policy change in Indiana to estimate DST effects on electricity consumption. Prior to 2007, most Indiana counties did not observe DST. By comparing households’ electricity demand before and after DST was adopted, month by month, we showed that DST had actually increased residential electricity demand in Indiana by 1% to 4% annually.The largest effects occurred in the summer, when DST aligns our lives with the hottest part of the day, so people tend to use more air conditioning, and late fall, when we wake up in the dark and use more heating with no reduction in lighting needs.Other studies corroborate these findings. Research in Australia and in the United States shows that DST does not decrease total energy use. However, it does smooth out peaks and valleys in energy demand throughout the day, as people at home use more electricity in the morning and less during the afternoon. Though people still use more electricity, shifting the timing reduces the average costs to deliver energy because not everyone demands it during typical peak usage periods.
A Lorain County jail official has confirmed via telephone to The Lantern that Ohio State redshirt-freshman defensive lineman Tracy Sprinkle has been arrested and charged with rioting, failure to disperse, possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia.Sprinkle is scheduled to appear in court on Monday, according to a jail official.According to a Lorain County jail official, Sprinkle’s drug charges were not for possession of heroin.Sprinkle, who has yet to see the field in his time in Columbus, was a 2012 Associated Press first team All-Ohio selection out of Elyria High School. He enrolled early at OSU, joining the team in January of 2013.During his senior year of high school, Sprinkle recorded 103 tackles, including 19 sacks and 30 total tackles for loss. He was also the first defensive player since former OSU linebacker Matt Wilhelm to win the Lorain County Golden Helmet award, which goes to the best player in the county. Wilhelm won the award in 1999.As of Saturday evening, an OSU spokesperson had not confirmed the report of an arrest or suspension to The Lantern.It was first reported by Eleven Warriors that Sprinkle had been arrested and suspended from the team.
Mauricio Pochettino admits his side’s performance was not up to standard despite beating rivals Manchester United 3-0 at Old Trafford.The Argentine boss doesn’t want his side to get carried away with a result like against Man United, saying they are going to ‘crash’ if they do so.“My mood wasn’t great, I was so disappointed [after Old Trafford],” he explained, as quoted by the Guardian.“We need to improve our performance. I wasn’t happy with the first half.“We need to talk about reality, not perception, and the reality was that in the first half we could concede one, two or three goals.“The team showed character and in the second half we dominated but if we want to fight for big things, it’s about trying to improve.Vidic: “Ronaldo is the most professional footballer I’ve seen” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Nemanja Vidic opened up on how a 21-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo’s professionalism left him stunned at Manchester United.“After three games, Watford are over the moon and if we’re not ready and we believe that because we beat Manchester United 3-0, all is fantastic, we are going to crash.“It’s easy to talk about perception.“When you’ve beaten Manchester United 3-0 in Old Trafford, a historic victory, it’s easy to say our performance was fantastic and they were not so good.“But when you watch the game again, the line was very thin. In our last three games, we’ve conceded a lot of chances and Hugo Lloris made an unbelievable save to keep us alive at Old Trafford.“We need to show we are capable over 10 months, not after three games.”
Vinicius Junior’s agent, Frederico Peña, is convinced that the Brazilian youngster will win the hearts of everybody sooner than expected.The main talk of the week despite all detractors has been Vinicius Junior without question, the new Real Madrid talent who has brought back hope to all the Madridistas that were heartbroken after Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure.Every single week that the fans looked at what the Portuguese player was doing in Italy, most of them wept because of how much they missed Ronaldo.They really needed a “pick me up” in the form of a new talent who could get them back on track, they believed that Neymar or Mbappé were the only answer for this void that Cristiano left.But they never imagined that Florentino Perez had an 18-year old ace up his sleeve in the form of Vinicius Junior, the Flamengo prodigy who is already making an impact in the club and has everybody in Madrid longing for a new star to be born.The lad’s development was delayed due to Julen Lopetegui’s ineptitude and inability to recognize talent in front of his very eyes, it was clear that Vinicius had something different the club needs right now and he could’ve saved the Spaniard’s career but his ego was bigger than that.HASTA FINAL, VAMOS REAL!! 💪🏾⚽️⭐️ pic.twitter.com/ex6OLWymmb— Vinicius Jr (@vini11Oficial) November 3, 2018Now that Santiago Solari has given him the chance to shine, the lad has seized the opportunity and sparked a worldwide debate about his role in Real Madrid despite his age.While there are still a lot of incredulous people who keep mocking the kid, the reality is that he has managed to change the landscape for Real Madrid overnight, Santiago Solari is even deciding right now if the lad is good enough to start the game against Viktoria Plzen in the Champions League.But looking at the people who are closest to him, his manager Frederico Peña is one of the people who are convinced of the player’s talents and he predicted that everybody will see Vinicius for what he truly is very soon: one of the best players in the world.Por ser quem sou e por tudo que superei na vida, eu te agradeço Deus 🙌🏿⚽️🤩 pic.twitter.com/5LOhi32YPS— Vinicius Jr (@vini11Oficial) November 4, 2018Mourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.“Vinicius has enamored the fans because he is a natural born winner. He truly hates losing and the fans love that about him,” said Peña to Diario AS.“Watching him play really is a gift, but I still amaze with thinking that he still has so many years ahead of him to improve even further. He is growing little by little as a player.”“We are hoping that he becomes part of the starting eleven very soon, but Vinicius is the first one who knows how difficult this is because the squad has great quality. Isco, Asensio, and Bale are all established players inside the team.”Although it’s also true that in football, everything can change in a matter of seconds. I obviously don’t think he is the team’s leader right now, he still needs to adapt to this new country, the language, and the culture.”It’s very important for Vinicius to go step by step, he is far too young to be the leader of the squad right now. However, nobody will stop ‘Vini’ once they give him enough confidence.”“He is aware that he will have to endure a lot of pressure if he wants to be a big player for Real Madrid, he also knows that he will have to give that extra effort. Right now, he already is delivering excellent performances.”“He isn’t scared of anything and he has a strong mind to go through any type of situation, everything is happening so fast for him.”“Every single player feels pressure, Vinicius feels it as well because he is human. But he does have an advantage with it because he already lived pressure back in Brazil,” he concluded.#UCL 🤩🔝 pic.twitter.com/wjCucdNdAa— Vinicius Jr (@vini11Oficial) November 6, 2018How long do you think it will take Vinicius to become a part of Real Madrid’s starting eleven? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.