242,000 cases (6.5 million boxes) of macaroni & cheese are being pulled off the shelves because they may contain metal contamination.
The boxes in question have “Best When Used By” dates of September 18, 2015 through October 11, 2015 and were sold in the United States, Puerto Rico, and some Caribbean and South American countries, but not in Canada. On the boxes, under the expiration date will be printed “C2,” designating the factory where the contamination occurred.
According to the company, they received eight complaints. The products in question are 7.25 oz. box, Original flavor, 3-pack box of those 7.25 oz. boxes, Original flavor, 4-pack shrink-wrap of those 7.25 oz. boxes, Original flavor and 5-pack shrink-wrap of those 7.25 oz. boxes, Original flavor.
Another reason to avoid this dangerously legal food is the yellow 5 and yellow 6 food dyes. Both have been found to contain benzidene or other chemicals that cause cancer. Both cause hypersensitivity reactions. Yellow 5 causes genotoxicity, which means it damages the genetic information within a cell causing mutations, can halt cell reproduction and may lead to cancer.
According to a 2012 study on the toxicology of food dyes, “The inadequacy of much of the testing and the evidence for carcinogenicity, genotoxicity, and hypersensitivity, coupled with the fact that dyes do not improve the safety or nutritional quality of foods, indicates that all of the currently used dyes should be removed from the food supply and replaced, if at all, by safer colorings.”
The “Health & Food” industry intentionally has very limited studies on the dangers of toxicity and, then, uses the excuse that not enough information is available to conclude if these are actually dangerous. I.E.
They don’t do the study, then they use they use the excuse that there’s not enough studies. What a world. Yellow 5 and 6 are a slow death, banned in Europe. Please don’t eat this stuff. Tell your friends.
Army veteran Chris Mintz, 30, was shot seven times when he tried to stop the gunman in Thursday’s mass shooting on the UCC campus.
He made it through surgery and is recovering at a local hospital.
“I just hope that everyone else is OK,” he told ABC News this morning. “I’m just worried about everyone else.”
The UCC student was in class when the shooting started in Snyder Hall. Family members tell us he blocked a door to keep the gunman from coming in.
He was shot three times, fell to the ground, and was shot at least 2 more times.
“He ran to the library and pulled all the alarms, telling people to run, grabbing people telling them to just go,” said Hannah Miles, who witnessed Mintz’s bravery, “He actually ran back to the building where the shooting was.”
We learned he was looking forward to celebrating his son’s 6th birthday. His family says he broke both legs and will have many months of rehab ahead, but he is alive and will get to hold his son again.
Family members of Mintz have started a GoFundMe.com account to help cover his medical expenses.
“During the shooting both of his legs were broken and he is going to have to go through a ton of physical therapy,” said Mintz’s family wrote on the page. “While Chris is not the type of person to ask for it, he is going to need all of the help he can get while he recovers!”
What Happened: In the southwest corner of Oregon — just outside a town called Roseburg — a gunman unleashed a hail of gunfire on a classroom in Snyder Hall, on the campus of Umpqua Community College. It appears at present that the shooter used a long gun of some kind to kill at least 10, and injure 20 more. The 20-year-old shooter has been confirmed dead — shot in a gunfight with responding uniformed officers, who by all accounts were very quickly on scene.
Why it’s Significant: This is significant simply because it offers the reminder — although none is really necessary — that this kind of thing can happen anywhere. The “It can’t happen here” mentality must be finally and permanently discarded everywhere. Roseburg is an old logging town nestled in the Cascade Mountains with a population of around 22,000 citizens.
According to available crime data, there were two total murders in Roseburg between 2001 to 2011. This may sound a little like the quiet, small town you patrol. If so, and you’ve heard local elected officials utter that “it can’t happen here” line when you talk about active shooter training, you now have another opportunity to counter their argument.
Top Takeaways: At the time of this writing (only hours after the incident) much remains unknown, but here are the top takeaways for law enforcement:
1. In the tactical response, speed trumps all else. The faster the shooter can be engaged by someone who is trained in effective armed response, the fewer the casualties are likely to be. Armed campus security (and — when trained by law enforcement firearms trainers — teachers and other school staff) can be enormously helpful in stopping active killers. School shooters don’t stop voluntarily. Most gunmen who attack a school do so with no intention of living through the experience. In the case of Umpqua Community College today, at least one rapidly responding law enforcement officer engaged the gunman and fulfilled this killer’s wish. That could have been accomplished just as easily by a trained, armed teacher.
2. Educate citizens on the five phases of the active shooter. There are reports — as yet unconfirmed — that on the night before the attack, the shooter told friends what he planned to do. There are also unconfirmed reports that someone had posted the warning “Don’t go to school tomorrow in the northwest” on an anonymous online messageboard. There are almost always warning signs which indicate such desire and planning. Intervention prior to the attack phase is the most effective means of stopping the killing before it starts.
3. Having a plan in place can help the response. Certain observations — albeit from afar — indicate that police and educators had some level of preparation. Very quickly the students who survived the attack were transported by school bus to a safe zone several miles away — there they were reunited with friends and family. Perhaps on-scene commanders called an audible on that — and if so, great job! — but that maneuver has all the hallmarks of already being in the playbook.
4. “Gun Free Zones” don’t work. Roseburg Councilwoman Victoria Hawks told FOX News, “This is a gun-free campus,” and when asked if students are scanned for weapons she replied, “No, no.” Posting placards and issuing policy statements declaring a facility a gun free zone does absolutely nothing from keeping a gunman with villainous intent from gaining access, and wreaking havoc in a hail of gunfire. Even if there are sensitive metal detectors at the access points, those are typically monitored by unarmed individuals — who would simply become the first victims.
5. Feed the beast — or the beast will feed on you. In the media frenzy that invariably follows such an event, taking your time and issuing statements only when facts are solid as stone must be balanced with the press and the public who are hungry for information. Allowing them to get all their “news” from Twitter is not optimal. Preface your statements with “This information is preliminary, and upon discovering the facts of the case, this may change, but here’s what we have at this time…” You do not have to be Tweeting every five minutes, but you do have to have a plan for disseminating information to the media.
What’s Next: It is imperative that we law enforcement redouble our efforts to work with the community to harden soft targets (like schools and college campuses) against this sort of attack. This sort of thing will happen again. Work with your communities to educate them on their role in preventing (and responding to) active killer incidents — and review your own training and policy to ensure you are confident in your response plan before you need it.
Once again — as has been the case so many times following tragedy — the anti-gun lobby will shout about gun-control. Don’t take the bait. Stay focused on what we in law enforcement know to be important. Protect your communities and watch out for each other. Don’t let the noise of that rhetoric distract you from your mission. Stay safe out there my brothers and sisters.
Further Reading: Here are some additional resources for your consideration.
Active shooters in schools: Should teachers be trained by police firearms instructors?
Colo. massacre: Educating the public on the five phases of the active shooter
Active shooters in schools: How far have we come since Sandy Hook?<
Newtown shooting: Why Minutemen can protect against active shooters
Active shooters in schools: The enemy is denial
Doug Wyllie is Editor in Chief of PoliceOne, responsible for setting the editorial direction of the website and managing the planned editorial features by our roster of expert writers. An award-winning columnist — he is the 2014 Western Publishing Association “Maggie Award” winner in the category of Best Regularly Featured Digital Edition Column — Doug has authored more than 800 feature articles and tactical tips on a wide range of topics and trends that affect the law enforcement community. Doug is a member of International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA), an Associate Member of the California Peace Officers’ Association (CPOA), and a member of the Public Safety Writers Association (PSWA). Even in his “spare” time, he is active in his support for the law enforcement community, contributing his time and talents toward police-related charitable events as well as participating in force-on-force training, search-and-rescue training, and other scenario-based training designed to prepare cops for the fight they face every day on the street.
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At the request of her ailing husband Rene Angelil, Celine Dion returned to her Las Vegas residency last month after over a year’s absence.
But the superstar singer’s thoughts have never been far from the 74-year-old, who is battling throat cancer for the third time.
In a heart-breaking tribute to her husband of 20 years, Celine sang The First Time I Ever I Saw Your face, as home videos of her family played in the background.
Emotional moment: Celine Dion paid tribute to ailing husband Rene Angelil during a recent Las Vegas concert.
Rene can be seen giving a tender wave in one clip, which appeared to be recent, while another showed him communicating with giggling son Nelson using his hands.
The former manager has battled three bouts of cancer, and is unable to speak due to extensive surgery on his throat.
During the show, the crowd cheered whenever Celine’s husband could be seen on the large screen behind her.
Moving: The singer belted out The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, while home videos played on a large screen.
Waving hello: One clip, which appeared to be recent, showed Rene waving. He is currently battling throat cancer for the third time.
Before she started singing, the 47-year-old told the audience: ‘I hope that by now you have got the message that tonight’s show is very, very personal to me.’
Celine revealed last month that Rene’s final wish is to be with her when he passes away.
‘René says to me, ”I want to die in your arms.” OK, fine, I’ll be there, you’ll die in my arms,’ she shared to USA Today.
Proud papa: Celine’s husband of 20 years was seen communicating with their son Nelson in another clip.
His final wish: The superstar singer also shared that Rene wants to ‘die in her arms’
The My Heart Will Go On hit-maker also said that Rene had encouraged her to return to her residency at The Coliseum at Caesars Palace.
‘I didn’t want to be here at first, I don’t need it,’ Celine explained. ‘Don’t get me wrong, I love singing for people, but I have priorities. But Rene really gave me a gift.’
According to the National Enquirer, Celine was hoping that Rene would be able to sit front row when she returned on August 27, but he was not well enough.
Instead, he watched the concert on a live feed in the couple’s Nevada home.
Celine and Rene met when she was 12 and she describes him as ‘the only boyfriend I’ve ever had’.
The couple, who are 26 years apart in age, have been happily married since 1994 and are parents to three sons – 14-year-old Rene-Charles and four-year-old twins Eddy and Nelson.
Pope Francis arrives at the United Nations in New York, September 25, 2015.
Pope Francis on Friday condemned the craving for material gains and power, warning an annual gathering of world leaders at the United Nations that greed is destroying the Earth’s resources and aggravating poverty.
On his first trip to New York, the 78-year-old Argentine pontiff also prayed at the memorial to those killed in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks in perhaps the most poignant moment of his first visit to the United States.
Addressing dozens of world leaders at the U.N. General Assembly, the spiritual head of 1.2 billion Roman Catholics railed against the “grave offense” of economic and social exclusion.
“A selfish and boundless thirst for power and material prosperity leads both to the misuse of available natural resources and to the exclusion of the weak and disadvantaged,” he said.
The first pope from Latin America, Francis has often criticized unbridled capitalism in the two years of his papacy.
On Friday, he had a high-powered audience at the United Nations, which is celebrating its 70th anniversary. This year’s General Assembly is believed to have attracted the highest number of leaders in U.N. history.
The pontiff urged government leaders to ensure their people enjoy the minimum material needs. “In practical terms, this absolute minimum has three names: lodging, labor and land,” Francis said to applause.
He said humanity’s future is in danger.
“The ecological crisis and the large-scale destruction of biodiversity can threaten the very existence of the human species,” said Francis, who this year published the first papal encyclical, a letter to the church, dedicated to the environment.
In keeping with his reputation as a green pope, Francis has used a small Fiat car rather than a limousine to get around Washington and Manhattan this week.
Francis underscored an “urgent need to work for a world free of nuclear weapons” and praised the July agreement reached by the United States and other world powers to curb Iran’s nuclear program as “proof of the potential of political good will and of law, exercised with sincerity, patience and constancy.”
The pope also said international financial agencies should work toward “the sustainable development of countries and should ensure that they are not subjected to oppressive lending systems” that cause greater poverty, exclusion and dependence.
Francis led an inter-religious prayer service at the site of the Sept. 11 hijacked plane attacks by al Qaeda Islamist militants that brought down the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan. It was the most solemn moment of his first trip to the United States.
“Here grief is palpable,” Francis said, after viewing the reflecting pools that mark the footprints of the Twin Towers.
Flanked by a dozen religious leaders from the Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist and Greek Orthodox traditions, Francis spoke to a crowd of about 700 people in an underground gallery.
“In opposing every attempt to create a rigid uniformity, we can and must build unity on the basis of our diversity of languages, cultures and religions,” Francis said.
The pope, who arrived in New York on Thursday night, also was serenaded by schoolchildren during a visit to a Catholic elementary school serving mostly Latino and black children in the city’s East Harlem neighborhood, speaking with individual students at Our Lady Queen of Angels School.
The pope then was greeted by large, adoring crowds as he drove in his “popemobile” through sprawling Central Park before heading to the famed Madison Square Garden sports arena for an evening Mass.
Two years into his papacy, Francis has won the admiration of many in the United States, with liberals captivated by his focus on meeting the needs of the poor, immigrants and the homeless.
On his first U.S. trip, he has also emphasized conservative values and Catholic teachings on the family.
A day after becoming the first pope to address the U.S. Congress, Francis warned in his U.N. speech against imposing Western liberal values on the rest of the world via “an ideological colonization by the imposition of anomalous models and lifestyles.”
Francis called on government leaders to fight human trafficking, ban nuclear arms and promote the education of girls. Among those in the audience were Cuban President Raul Castro and Malala Yousafzai, the 18-year-old Pakistani campaigner for girls’ rights to schooling.
Echoing concerns he expressed at the White House and Congress this week about the environment, Francis called for “fundamental and effective agreements” at climate change talks in Paris in December.
The prospects of a meaningful global climate pact in the French capital have been boosted by the news that China – one of the world’s biggest polluters – will start a national carbon emissions trading market in 2017.
Francis wraps up his six-day U.S. trip in Philadelphia on Saturday and Sunday with a Catholic summit of families, a visit to a jail and a large outdoor Mass.
Pope Francis presides over evening prayers at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York.
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Chinese president Xi Jinping is coming to Seattle Tuesday through Thursday and it will create a monster three-day migraine for drivers throughout Puget Sound.
City and state transportation officials have one simple message: work from home, take a day off, find a carpool or vanpool – do anything you can to stay off the roads.
“Consider whether that trip is worth taking,” said Rick Sheridan from Seattle Department of Transportation.
Xi will likely arrive at Paine Field in Everett Tuesday morning and go straight to his hotel in Seattle. His biggest traffic impact will be Wednesday when he’s expected to go back up to Everett to visit Boeing, then Microsoft in Redmond, then Lincoln High School in Tacoma before returning to Seattle.
Because Xi is a head of state, he will receive Secret Service protection similar to what a U.S. president would receive. That means a police-escorted motorcade resulting in traffic stops and slowdowns that could affect more than just one highway.
“If they end up traveling up one highway, say 405, it could easily ripple across to some of the other floating bridges as well as I-5,” said Phelps.
WSDOT spokesperson Travis Phelps said not to expect your typical commute anytime during Xi’s visit. For security reasons, WSDOT does not know the route Xi will take and will have little advance notice of when he’ll be on the road.
“That motorcade is going to be a wild card for sure,” said Phelps.
Public transit will also be affected both regionally and in Seattle. The downtown Seattle transit tunnel is expected to remain open.
Drivers are preparing for the worst.
“Wow it is going to be a mess. It is already hard enough to find parking down here and just driving down here is ridiculous. It is going to be tough. I am glad I don’t come down here often,” Rico Delgado said of downtown Seattle.
Significant traffic delays are also expected in Seattle on Wednesday evening when the Seattle Sounders play a home match at Century Link Field starting at 7 p.m. Fans are encouraged to plan ahead.
The city of Seattle said it is working with local and federal agencies, as well as with Secret Service to coordinate the Xi’s visit.
Kubly says there will be permanent street closures around the Westin Hotel during Xi’s visit – from Olive Street to Lenora Street and Fourth Avenue to Seventh Avenue. The biggest impacts will happen Wednesday, with intermittent closures of city streets.
The Seattle Streetcar station at McGraw Square will also be closed.
WSDOT and SDOT will have additional response teams on standby to clear out collisions or stalls faster. SDOT will also be working on changing signal patterns and is asking construction sites to keep clear of the streets as best they can.